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Obituaries 05/11/17

Ethan Waldo Eubank, Jr.

OAKLAND—Ethan Waldo Eubank, Jr., age 77, passed away at his home near Oakland on May 1, 2017.

Born in Marks, Waldo was a son of the late Ethan Waldo Eubank, Sr. and Dorothy Jane Covington Eubank. He was retired from John Middleton, Inc., where he worked as a regional accounts manager for more than 20 years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting and was a member of Oakland Methodist Church.

Visitation was held Wednesday, May 3, from 5-7 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Clay Baker officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery with Brad Hughes, Travis Brooks, Gary Fachman, Mike Kemp, Joe Smith and Larry Campbell as pallbearers.

Waldo is survived by his wife, Monnie Campbell Eubank of Oakland; two daughters, Lisa Eubank Whalen of Pougkeepsie, New York and Leah Eubank Casey (Jody) of Ft. Walton, Fla.; one sister, Bettye Harris of Houston, Texas; and two grandchildren, Zoe Whalen and Luke Whalen.

In addition to  his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jenny Kemp.

Memorials may be made to the Second Chance Animal Alliance Building Fund, P. O. Box 794, Water Valley, MS 38965.

Billy Bryce Williamson

WATER VALLEY—Billy Bryce Williamson, age 85, died May 6, 2017, in Yalobusha Nursing Home at Water Valley.

Born September 24, 1931, in Water Valley,  he was a son of the late Wayne B. and Gertrude Patterson Williamson. Mr. Williamson graduated from Water Valley High School in 1949, and received a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree in Animal Husbandry from Mississippi State University. A lifelong resident of Yalobusha County, he was a very successful crop and cattle farmer and forester and, in the early 1950s, he worked for the Mississippi Highway Department. Mr. Williamson was a member of the  Ford’s Well Church of Christ, Mississippi State Alumni Association, Farm Bureau, Jeff Davis Water Association and the Yalobusha Forestry Association, where he received an award for planting over one million tees. He was also on the Board of Directors for Northwest Community College. Mr. Williamson was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 11, from noon until 2 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service will begin immediately following visitation at 2 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Billy Sasser officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Yalobusha County with Jay Hill, Alan Rone, Aaron Williamson, Adam Williamson, Colby Williamson and Cory Williamson as pallbearers. Jacob Edwards, Glenn Gabbert, Jack Lowery, S. T. White, Jerry Wilbourn and Rayford Wilbourn will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Martha Langston Williamson of Water Valley; a daughter, Carolyn Dodson (Jason) of Madison, Ala.; four sons, Scott Williamson (Deborah) of Smyrna, Tenn., Mike Williamson (Lorri), Pat Williamson (Angelina), and Steve Williamson, all of Water Valley;  his sister, Bettye Reynolds  of Carmichael, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Williamson.

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