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Obituaries – May 14, 2015

Mable Faye Williams Dorris

WATER VALLEY—Mable Faye Williams Dorris, age 100, died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at her home in Water Valley.

            She was born February 10, 1915, in Coffeeville, and was a daughter of the late James B. and Mary Alice Lantrip Williams. Mable was a member of Second Baptist Church. She worked for many years at Rice Stix, then later worked as a CNA at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and was affectionately known by everyone as “Mama Dorris.” Mable enjoyed cooking, gardening, and working in her yard; raising dogs, cats, cows, and animals of all kinds.

            Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 12, from 5-7 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service will be held at ten o’clock in the morning Wednesday, May 13, in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home, with Bro. Phillip Cook and Bro. Bennie Turnage officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Church Cemetery, with Damon Dorris, Kevin Dorris, Bobby Dorris, Dylan Dorris, Stacy Dorris, and Alex Dorris as pallbearers.

            She is survived by her daughter, Anita Atkinson of Florence; five sons, Buster Dorris (JoAnne) of Oxford, Jimmy Dale Dorris (Betty) of Arlington, Tenn.,  Billy Joe Dorris (Jimmie Gay) of Oxford, Tommy Lee Dorris (Betty) of Hartselle, Ala., and Jacky R. Dorris of Water Valley; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Gonnie Smith Dorris, Sr.; two sisters, Myrtle Williamson and Lillie Hepburn; three brothers, Ray Williams, Odell Williams, and Ralph Williams; and one grandson, Donald Craig Dorris.

Thomas Albert Moorman

COFFEEVILLE—Thomas Albert Moorman, 85, of Coffeeville died Monday, May 4, 2015, in Yalobusha General  Hospital at Water Valley.

            Born Sunday, February 16, 1930, in Coffeeville, Mr. Moorman was a son of the late Albert Moorman and the late Ruth Wilbourn Moorman. He was the husband of the late Alma Segars Moorman. He was a retired public school teacher and a farmer. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University, Class of 1952. Mr. Moorman was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Coffeeville First Baptist Church.

            Survivors include a daughter, Johanna Logan (Timothy) of Coffeeville; sisters, Ann Haynes of Batesville and Mary Alice Moorman of Water Valley.

            In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Earl Moorman, and a sister, Juanita Simpson.

            The funeral service was held at two o’clock in the afternoon Thursday, May 7, in Coffeeville First Baptist Church. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce had charge of arrangements.

            In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Coffeeville First Baptist Church Building Fund.



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