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Obituaries – March 26, 2015

Carolyn Langston Fewell

WATER VALLEY—Carolyn Langston Fewell, age 81, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at her home in Water Valley.

            The third of six children, she was born July 5, 1933, in Oakland to the late Billie Crum and Ruth Audrey Pate Langston. Carolyn was a graduate of Water Valley High School and was well known for her outstanding athletic abilities in basketball. After graduating high school, Carolyn went to Memphis and applied for a job with Allenberg Cotton Company. She was hired on the spot and worked until she retired after 46 years of service. She was a member of Ford’s Well Church of Christ and later attended the Water Valley Church of Christ. Carolyn enjoyed baking bread and making fried apple pies for family and friends, feeding the birds, keeping her yard neat and spending time with her family and friends.

            Visitation was held Tuesday, March 24, from 1-2 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service followed visitation at two o’clock in the afternoon in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home, with Bro. Billy Sasser and Bro. Allen Drewery officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery at Water Valley.

            Survivors include two sisters, Martha “Mott” Williamson (Billy Brice) of Water Valley and Dorothy “Dot” Smith of Memphis; one brother, David Langston (Jo) of Water Valley; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Strunk and her brother, Billy Langston.

  

Mary Elizabeth Groner Donnell

WATER VALLEY—Mary Elizabeth Groner Donnell, 85, died at her home in Water Valley Saturday, March 21, 2015.

            Mrs. Donnell was born in 1929 at Blackjack. She was a daughter of the late James Garland and Georgia Edna Beck Groner. She worked many years at Big Yank and ended her work career at Emerson in Oxford. Mrs. Donnell loved working in her flower beds and exchanging flowers and bulbs with friends. Her cats and her deceased poodle brought a great deal of joy to her. Mary was a member of First Baptist Church in Water Valley.

            Visitation was held Monday, March 23, from 1-2 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service followed visitation at two o’clock in the afternoon in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Raymond Aven officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley, with Kenny Walls, Ryan Hill, Eric Stacy, Tony Walls, Robert Mitchell and Lee Mitchell as pallbearers.

            Mary was recently preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, James Harvey Donnell, Jr.

            Survivors include her daughters, Patricia (James) Stacy of Water Valley; two sons, Jimmy (Nancy) Walls of Abbeville and George (Mary Ann) Walls of Vicksburg; seven grandchildren, Alicia Bond, Eric Stacy, Kenny Walls, Jamie Walls, Tony Walls, Becky McLaughlin, and Diane Walls; 25 grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

 

Percy Ray Woods

WATER VALLEY—Percy Ray Woods, 67, passed away March 15, 2015, in Baptist  Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

            Graveside services were held Thursday, March 19, in the Crowder Cemetery, with Mr. Hal Johnson officiating. Dickins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

  Born January 1, 1948, he was a son of the late Elzie Ray Wood and Margie Helen Baker Woods. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a retired computer tech.

            Survivors include one daughter, Jennifer Elaine Woods of Chicago; one son, Christopher Ray Woods of Chicago; two sisters, Anita Woods Logue and Annette Woods, both of Pope; and his special family, Mrs. Shirley Burks, Jerry and Tammy Poindexter, Michael and Kim Poindexter, Bobby and Darlene Davis, and Allen and Tracy O’Neal, all of Water Valley.

 

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