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Obituaries – Oct. 2, 2014

Wilma Maxine Childress Black

WATER VALLEY—Wilma Maxine Childress Black, 83, died September 27, 2014, at her home.
    Visitation was held Tuesday, September 30, from 1-2:30 p.m. in Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home at Clarksdale. The funeral service was held at three o’clock in the afternoon Tuesday in Rosemound Cemetery in Tutwiler, with burial in the Rosemound Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale was in charge of arrangements.
    Mrs. Black was retired from Holley Carburetor. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and helping others. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Water Valley and a member of the Senior Sunday School Class.
    Survivors include four children, Joseph Black (Jeani) of Water Valley, Ann Petrucceli (Guy) of Tupelo, Bobby Black (Bonnie) of Oxford, and Jerry Black (Rowena) of Clarksville, Tenn.; a brother, Steve Childress, and a sister, Shirley Childress, both of d’Iberville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Black, Sr., parents, Jim and Nellie Lou Williams Childress, two brothers, and a sister.

Sarah Compton Dambrino

TILLATOBA—Funeral services for Sarah Compton Dambrino, 86, of Tillatoba, were held Monday, September 29, 2014, in National Funeral Home at Grenada. Burial followed in the the Davenport Family Cemetery at Tillatoba, with Bobby Kendall, Alex Thompson, James Brown, Doug Daves, Chris Neese, Lauren Hanford, and Kaytlynn Stephens as pallbearers.
    Sarah died Friday, September 26, at her home in Tillatoba.
    Born September 29, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Martha Rogers Compton of Natchez. She was also preceded in death by a son, David Charles Brock. Sarah was a homemaker and a Methodist.
    Survivors include three daughters, Martha Peters (Gene) of Knoxville, Tenn., Cindi McDaniel (Jim Russell) of Long Beach, and Dona Stephens (Don) of Tillatoba; three sons, Roger Brock (Marina) of Tillatoba, Lawrence Ray Dambrino, Jr., also of Tillatoba, and William Thompson (Denise) of Monroe, La.; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Robert Louis Sally

TILLATOBA – Mr. Robert Louis Sally died Sept. 24, 2014, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
    Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 27, at Massey Grove M.B. Church. Burial followed at Oliver Grove M.B. Church Cemetery in Oakland.
    Townes Funeral Home of Grenada was in charge of arrangements.

Noah DeWayne Smith

WATER VALLEY — Noah DeWayne Smith, age 17, died Friday, September 26, 2014, at his home in Water Valley.
    Born February 4, 1997, in New Albany, Noah was a son of Jennifer Westmoreland and Corey Smith. He was a senior at Water Valley High School and worked part-time at Larson’s Piggly Wiggly. He was an artist and loved to draw and paint. Noah enjoyed playing his guitar, riding his motorcycle, hunting and fishing. He was a  hard worker and loved the Lord with all his heart, spending much of his time witnessing to others about Jesus. He was formerly a member of Camp Ground Baptist Church, where he was baptized; but later moved his membership to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Oxford.
    Visitation was from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley on Tuesday, September 30. The funeral service followed visitation at one o’clock in the afternoon in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home, with Bro. David Ross and Bishop Nick Shields officiating. Burial was in the McMinn Cemetery in Lafayette County, with Kaleb Shook, Spenser Porter, Dalen Errington, Nicholas Forrester, Cody Forrester, and Nick Williams as pallbearers. Greg Langham and Caleb Carson were honorary pallbearers.
    Survivors include his mother, Jennifer Shelton Westmoreland, and his step-father, Chris Westmoreland, of Water Valley; his father, Corey Smith of Brandon; sisters, Summer Westmoreland and Meagan Westmoreland, both of Water Valley; a brother, Hunter Westmoreland of Water Valley; grandparents, Larry and Sandra Hipps of Taylor, Stanley Shelton of Lake Center, Miss., Patricia Westmoreland of Oxford, Laticia Lawson of Oxford, Glenn and Nancy Smith of Oxford.
  He was preceded in death by his step-grandfather, Herman Westmoreland.

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