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Obituaries 01/26/17

Freddie Lee Carr

WATER VALLEY—Freddie Lee Carr, 75, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017, in Yalobusha General Hospital at Water Valley.

Born August 10, 1942, in Yalobusha County, Mr. Carr was a son of the late Walter Carr and Tennessee Taylor Carr. Freddie was a member of Martin Street Church of Christ. He enjoyed landscaping, cooking, and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Sunday, January 22, from 1-2 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service was held at two o’clock in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Sherlyn Brown officiating. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Water Valley with Keith Carr, Kevin Carr, Michael Carr, Tharwin Carr, Walter Carr and Curtis Lewis as pallbearers.

Survivors include his sister, Mary Alice Weathersby (Charles) of Centralia, Ill.; one brother, Joe Carr (Rubye) of Water Valley; a sister-in-law, Teresa Carr of Water Valley; and a special friend, Lillie Love.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Lula Mae Booker, and two brothers, Russell Lee Carr and Walter Carr, Jr.

Dr. Elizabeth “Beth” Coe

OXFORD—Dr. Elizabeth “Beth” Coe, age 78, passed away January 12, 2017, in Oxford. 

  Beth was born February 23, 1938. She attended Central High School (Class of 1954) and received  a B.A. from the American University in Washington, DC in 1958, and an E.D. from Memphis State University in 1975. She was  a lifelong educator, with a specialty in reading. She taught at various grade levels in a number of locations in the USA, as well as teaching in Turkey in the early 1960s. In later years of her career, she served as a Professor and Division Chair in the Department of Education at Rust College in Holly Springs. Dr. Coe believed that great teachers create an atmosphere where children can question, share, and express themselves, which inspired many emerging educators.

Survivors include her sons, James L. Baber of Houston, Texas and Brendan P. Baber of Kenosha, Wisc.; her sister, Pamelia Anne Coe of Water Valley; and three grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Jordon “Polly” Coe.

The funeral service will be held in Pine Flat Methodist Church, 40 CR 422, Oxford, at 11 a.m. Monday, January 30. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Kirby L. Elliott

TILLATOBA—Kirby L. Elliott, age 84, passed away Monday afternoon, January 16, 2017, in Grace Health & Rehab at Grenada.

The family received friends Saturday, January 21, from 1 p.m. until service time at two o’clock in Tillatoba Baptist Church. Interment followed in Belen Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home of Marks had charge of arrangement.

Mr. Elliott may best be recognized as a long time barber at “Kirby’s” in Marks. He was an avid coon and squirrel hunter and loved his dogs. When he was not cutting hair or hunting, you could find him in the garden growing vegetables that he enjoyed giving away.

Survivors include his wife, Lorine Elliott of Tillatoba; two daughters, Robin Wright (Jack) of Dallas, Texas and Susan Collins (Greg) of Sardis; one step-daughter, Teresa Price of Huntsville, Ala.; a son, Kirby Elliott, Jr. of Senatobia; two step-sons, Melvin and Doyle Price of Huntsville, Ala.; one sister, Patsy Howe of Marks; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of sisters-and brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Alice Elliott; a  son, Todd Elliott; a step-son, Kenny Price; and sisters, Jeanette Stovall and Dixie Barrentine.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Diabetic Association or the Cancer Society.

Kenneth Edward Savage

WATER VALLEY—Kenneth Edward Savage, age 50, passed away January 18, 2017, at his home in Water Valley.

Born in Chicago, Ill., Kenneth was a son of Harold Savage and Dorothy Wisniewski Savage. He enjoyed selling cars, so he and his brother created K&K Auto Sales, which allowed him to enjoy selling as a hobby and as a profession. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking and grilling, and loved spending time with his son, Austin. Kenneth attended Camp Ground Baptist Church. 

The funeral service was held Saturday, January 21, at  noon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Visitation was held two hours prior to the service. Bro. Jerry King officiated the service and burial was in Camp Ground Cemetery.

Kenneth is survived by a son, Austin Savage of Banner; his mother, Dorothy Savage of Water Valley; his father, Harold Savage of Chicago; four sisters, Suzette Dufrene of Oxford, Linda Savage of Cedar Lake, Idaho, Colleen Craven and Denise Welch, both of Water Valley; two brothers, Keith Savage of Paris and Kurt Savage of Water Valley; and several nieces and nephews.

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