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Obituaries 04/13/17

Barbara Elizabeth Fly Moore

PORTLAND, OREGON—Barbara Elizabeth Fly Moore, 89, died January 9, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. 

A native Water Vallian, Barbara was the daughter of the late Audley Claire Kennedy and Earl K. Fly. She was a graduate of Water Valley High School and the University of Mississippi. For many years, Barbara lived in New Orleans where she raised her sons, Mark and Kirk. 

In addition to Mark and Kirk, Barbara is survived by Mark’s wife, Angie, and their daughters, Catherine Elizabeth and Lucy, and their respective husbands, Robert Haydock and Michael Hashizume, all of Portland. She is also survived by her sister, Camille Fly Dautrich, and husband, Barry, of Branson, Missouri.

Barbara was a great mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and sister. She loved animals, reading, and movies. While she knew a lot about many things, she was in particular a walking encyclopedia of movie facts. Having inherited her daddy’s sense of humor, Barbara was funny, and her granddaughters in particular enjoyed her wit.

A graveside service will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery on Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m., where Barbara will be interred alongside her parents. Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley will have charge of arrangements.

Jane Goodman Peeples

WATER VALLEY—Jane Goodman Peeples, age 70, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at her home in Water Valley.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, April 11, at  2 p.m. in Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dan Dickerson officiating. Visitation was from 12 p.m. until service time. Burial followed in Spring Creek Cemetery at Banner with Mike Peeples, Rick Peeples, Greg Davis, Bill Stark, Charles Heath, Casey Washington, and Steve Monteith as pallbearers.

Born in Calhoun City, Mrs. Peeples was a daughter of the late Milburn and Mary Emojean Goodman. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Jo Addington and Melba Williams. She was a homemaker most of her life and was a member of O’Tuckolofa Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Donald A. Peeples of Water Valley; a daughter, Bethany Nicole Lee of Water Valley; one son, Jeffrey Clay Peeples (Lacy) of Tucaloosa, Ala.; brothers, Benny Goodman of Oxford and Timmy Goodman of Senatobia; three grandchildren, Katheryn Elizabeth Peeples, Braxton Christopher Lee and Christina Rose Peeples.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Peeples’ memory may be made to O’Tuckolofa Baptist Church Building Fund, 3190 Highway 315, Water Valley, MS 38965.

James Stewart Rounsaville

WATER VALLEY—James Stewart “Jamie” Rounsaville, age 79, passed away on April 4, 2017, at his home in Water Valley.

    Born in Pine Valley, he was a son of the late Francis Herron Rounsaville and Elenor Stewart Rounsaville. Jamie worked many years at the University of Mississippi and was well known in the area as an excellent self-employed painter. He served twice in the U.S. Army. Jamie enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and spending time with his family. He was a member of O’Tuckolofa Baptist Church.

The funeral service was held Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley with Bro. Dan Dickerson officiating. Visitation was Friday, April 7, from 5-7 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial was in the Paris Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Prestage Rounsaville of Water Valley;  three daughters, Jeri Cruz (Frank) of Chicago, Kathy Rounsaville (Ken) of San Francisco, Calif., and Laura Leigh Rounsaville of Grenada; one son, Brian Mize (Denise) of Columbus; one sister, Mattie Lou Pinkerton of Water Valley; a brother, George Lee Rounsaville (Teri) of Water Valley; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He also raised three daughters as his own, Faye Matson, Sharon Finocchio, and Audreay Aleje, all of Atlanta, Ga.

Doris Henley Sledge

HATTIESBURG—Doris Henley Sledge, 83, of Hattiesburg, died April 4, 2017, at University Medical Center.

The funeral service was held Monday, April 10, in Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg with burial following in Highland Cemetery. Moore Funeral Services had charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Sledge was born March 22, 1934, in Water Valley. She was a member of Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Billy Sledge.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Sledge (Brenda) of Foley, Ala. and Scott Sledge (Beth) of Madison; one daughter, Tamara Moore (Mike) of Hattiesburg; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to: Main Street Baptist Church Building Fund,11 Main Street Blvd., Hattiesburg, MS 39402.

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