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Obituaries – Nov. 13, 2014

Samuel Thomas McCachren

WATER VALLEY—Samuel Thomas McCachren, age 84, died Monday, November 10, 2014, at his home near Water Valley.
    Born in Round Pond, Ark., he was a son of the late Samuel Thomas McCachren, Sr. and Marie Lipe McCachren. Sam served in the United States Air Force during World War II, stationed in Casablanca, and upon his discharge attended, and graduated from, the Tennessee Police Academy.
    He retired as a Lieutenant for the Memphis City Police Department, after 26 years of service. Sam was a faithful member of Hopewell Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 30 years and treasurer for 20 years. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who dearly loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He also enjoyed barbequing and wood-working.
    Visitation will be held Thursday, November 13, from 12-2 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service will follow visitation at two o’clock in the afternoon in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home, with Bro. Ronald Jenkins and Bro. Rick Glidewell officiating. Burial will be in the McCachren family cemetery in Yalobusha County, with Justin Williams, Josh Williams, Ben Allen, Dillon McCachren, Buddy Crumley, Kye Gilley, Kody Gilley, Charles Bradley, Terry Allen, Jr., and Josh Smith as pallbearers. Bill Jenkins, Lance Humphreys, J. K. Ward, Jack Grass, and Steve Riley will be honorary pallbearers.
    Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary L. Wiggins McCachren of Water Valley; two daughters, Donna (Trip) Williams of Coffeeville and Nancy (Joel) Rogers of Water Valley; two sons, Alex (Vaiden) McCachren and William (Amy) McCachren, all of Water Valley; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Wesley Shaw

COFFEEVILLE—Wesley Shaw, 69, of Coffeeville passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.    
     Born May 17, 1945, in Coffeeville, Mr. Shaw was a son of the late Clyde and Estelle Walton Shaw. He was retired from Yalobusha County’s District 1 road crew and was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.
    A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, November 12, at two o‘clock in the afternoon in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Yalobusha County with Rev. Truman Scarborough officiating. Family and friends will gather after 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
    Survivors include his wife, Elsie Parker Shaw of Coffeeville; two sons, Phillip Wesley Shaw of Coffeeville, and Jonathan Parker Shaw of Pearl; one daughter, Susan Oakes Sutton of Coffeeville; three brothers, Edwin Shaw, Eugene Shaw and Malcolm Shaw, all of Coffeeville; one sister, Mildred Respess of Lambert; three grandchildren, Laurie Elizabeth Tharpe, Joshua Craig Tharpe, and Dylan Joe Sutton; and two great-grandchildren.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gillespie and Jerry Shaw, and a grandson, Devin Lee Kennedy.
    Pallbearers will be Smiley Arrington, Jerry Beckwith, Charles Liles, Ray Schmitz, Christopher Shaw, and Hunter Shaw.
    Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Tara Yvette Swope

VAIDEN – Tara Yvette Swope, 35, died Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Vaiden.
    Born in Johnstown, Pa., Tara attended Penn State University and graduated from Mississippi State University in 2005 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. She worked for six years as a combat systems engineer for the Navy at Ingalls Shipyard.
    Recently, Tara found her passion as a math teacher at Coffeeville High School. She loved cartoons, the Steelers and her students; but, most of all she loved her family, especially her niece and nephew.
    Tara is preceded in death by her nephew, Kye Mitchell and her grandfather.
    She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Patty and Charles Yates; maternal grandmother, Janet Dickson; sister, Rana Mitchell; niece, Sophia Mitchell; stepsisters, Janell (Shane) Boyette and Tisha (David) Garcia; stepbrother, Charles (Stephanie) Yates, Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

Shirley Larson Waller

PEARL RIVER, LA—Shirley Larson Waller died at home on October 25, 2014.
    Mrs.Waller was a native of Water Valley, a 1955 graduate of Water Valley High School and earned a degree in foreign language from Ole Miss. After teaching in schools in Mississippi and Louisiana, she became a stay at home Mom.
    Shirley will be gravely missed by her husband of 54 years, Rev. Al Waller; her children, Suzanne, Lee, and Brian. Also surviving her are seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Larson and his wife, Karen; and two sisters, Sue Elcan and Lou O’Neal.
    Preceding her in death are her daughter, Sheryl Waller; her parents, Roy and Fannie Larson; and a brother, Jim Larson.
    She was a devoted and active member of Pearl River First Baptist Church, where her husband pastored for 40 years. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.

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