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Obituaries 01/19/17

Robert Ray “Bobby” Moore

WATER VALLEY—Robert Ray “Bobby” Moore, age 80, died Thursday, January 12, 2017, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Missis-sippi at Oxford.

  Born October 3, 1936, in Big Creek, he was a son of the late Troy Green and Mattie Trusty Moore. Bobby enjoyed coaching softball, gardening, hunting rabbit and quail, driving his tractor and other heavy equipment, cutting hay, and riding horses. He was an active member of Sylva Rena Baptist Church and an avid Ole Miss basketball fan. Bobby retired from BorgWarner as production supervisor after 28 years of service. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who  loved spending time with his family and friends.

Visitation was held Saturday, January 14, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service followed visitation at 2 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home, with Bro. Shane Crawford officiating. Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery with Larry Sprouse, Chris McCluskey, Herbie Rogers, Kenny James, Travis Brooks, and Warren Truss as pallbearers.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Martin Moore of Water Valley; two daughters, Kathy Edwards (Buddy) and Bee Moore, all of Water Valley; one sister, Sarah Moore Martin (J.T.)  of Coffeeville; a granddaughter, Dr. Megan Edwards Hodge (Blake) of Ridgeland; and a great-granddaughter.

In addition to  his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Fay Kendall; and two brothers, Lamar Moore and Harry David Moore.


Charles Norman Cooper

WATER VALLEY—Charles Norman Cooper, age 87, died Sunday, January 15, 2017, in Yalobusha General Hospital at Water Valley.

  Born October 27, 1929, in Water Valley, he was a son of the late Norman Braxton Cooper and Mary Elizabeth Badley Lawson.  Charles served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and later worked as an insurance agent. Charles was a regular columnist for the North Mississippi Herald from early 2001 until just a few weeks prior to his death. He also was an long-time gospel music performer,  having sung with many outstanding groups throughout his lifetime. He was a member of Jumpers Chapel Methodist Church. He enjoyed singing, reading, playing music at the nursing home, and writing articles for the North Mississippi Herald.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 20, from noon until 2 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley.The funeral service will follow visitation at 2 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Water Valley.

Charles is survived by his wife of 48 years, Enriqueta Ortiz Cooper of Water Valley; a daughter, Terri Cooper Dunham (Ricky) of Marked Tree, Ark.; his son, Jamie Cooper of Portland, Ore.; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Marie Cooper and Shelby Rebecca Doyle; one great-granddaughter, Sofia Delilah Blackstock; and one great-grandson, Edward Elric Chisolm. 

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