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Obituaries 11/24/16

Jay Lewis Griffin

WATER VALLEY—Jay Lewis Griffin, age 74, of Water Valley, died Monday, November 21, 2016, in The Med at Memphis, from injuries sustained in a fall.

He  is survived by his wife of 47 years, Betty Sanders Griffin of Water Valley; two sons, Mike Griffin (Angel) and Jeff Griffin (Jessi) of Pontotoc; a daughter Christy Gentry (Eddie)  of Pontotoc; five grandsons, Jordan and Bailey Allred of Bogue Chitto, Tanner, Pierce and Cole Griffin, all of Pontotoc; five step grandsons, Erik, Austin and Alek Gentry, and Jack and Jake Hall; two step granddaughters, Tristen and Riley; and one step-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J. T. and Marie Cook Griffin; and a brother, Jimmy Griffin.

A memorial service will be held from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, in his home, at 75 County Road 99, Water Valley. Seven Oaks Funeral  Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.


Genora S. Holloway

OXFORD—Genora S. Holloway, age 83, died Wednesday, November 16, 2016, in Oxford Health and Rehab Center at Oxford.

  Born August 22, 1933, in Yaloubusha County, Mrs. Holloway was a daughter of the late Thomas Steven and Mabel Louise Hardy Swearengen. Genora was a member of First United Methodist Church of Water Valley. She worked as a teacher, and later worked as the Director for Special Projects at NMRC in Oxford. Her passion was for fishing, but she also enjoyed camping, traveling, working in her  yard and her flowers, and crafting. Genora was an excellent cook and won many prizes for her baking. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. Friday, November 18, in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. A memorial service. was held at 11 a.m.  in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home, with Dr. Randy Bain officiating.

  Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Holloway, Sr., of Water Valley; a son, Steve Holloway of Water Valley; her brother, Larry Swearengen (Janne) of Madison; three grandchildren, Ashley Ritter, Rachel Sivils, and Thomas Holloway; and six great-grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Charles A. Holloway, II.

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