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Obituaries 05/25/17

Nona Fay Bradley

OXFORD—Nona Fay Bradley Alred, age 60, passed away on May 21, 2017, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

Funeral services for Nona will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, in the Martin  Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. The family will receive friends beginning at noon, prior to the service. Rev. Jay Teague will  officiate. Interment will follow the service in Cold Springs Cemetery at Batesville.

Born April 6, 1957 in Panola County, Nona was a daughter of the late James Bradley and Geraldine Craig Bradley. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Batesville. Nona enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren most of all.

Survivors include her children, Bonnie Hoop of Tillatoba, Randy Bradley and Bobby Alred, both of Batesville, Mark Welch of Sardis, and Larry Taylor of Batesville; a sister, Sue Melton of Oklahoma; brothers, Ricky Bradley of Water Valley and Ronnie Bradley of Batesville; and 12 grandchildren.


Thomas Lynn Camp

BATESVILLE—Thomas Lynn “Tommy” Camp, age 56, of Batesville passed away May 17, 2017.

Services for Tommy were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 22, in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. The family received friends Sunday evening from 5-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment followed the service Monday at Forrest Memorial Park in  Batesville. Rev. Mike Dutton officiated.

Born March 10, 1961, in Water Valley, Tommy was a son of Betty Rodgers Zenor and the late Arvis Earl  Camp. He was an arborist by trade and was  owner of T.C. Tree Service and Lake Susie Race Track. Tommy was a member of the Mississippi National Guard. In his spare time, he enjoyed racing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Vanlandingham Camp of Batesville; his mother, Betty Rodgers Zenor of Courtland; daughters, Melanie Miller (Kevin) of Senatobia; Sarah Vanlandingham of Batesville; Hannah Raymond of Marks,  and Leann Raymond, also of Marks; sons, David Camp (Lonnita) of Sabastopol, Shay Camp (Kayla) of Laurel, Drew Wilkinson (Kayla) of Batesville; sisters, Anita  Camp of Batesville, Becky Camp of Carriere, Janet McCullar  of Batesville, Jeannie Barbee of Courtland; brothers, Arvis “Buddy” Dalton  Camp of Courtland, Lee Earl  Camp, also of Courtland, Johnny Camp of Water Valley, Norris Alexander of Batesville; and 12 grandchildren.


Barney Lee Pullen

WATER VALLEY—Barney Lee Pullen, age 92, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in the Mississippi State Veteran’s Home at Oxford.

Born August 14, 1924, in Yalobusha County, Barney was a son of the late Robert Hall and Maude Irene Vaughn Pullen. He served two active terms in the United States Navy, where he served on the USS Wren, the USS John W. Weeks, and the USS Haynsworth. After leaving the military he worked as a locomotive engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad until his retirement. Barney was a faithful member of Sylva Rena Baptist Church and loved reading and studying his Bible. He enjoyed gardening, raising cows, and discussing history and his military career. Barney was a devoted husband, uncle, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who cherished time spent with family and friends.

Visitation was held from 10-12 p.m.Saturday, May 20, in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service followed visitation in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Bro. James West and Bro. Shane Crawford  officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery at Water Valley with Travis Brooks, Ronnie Eubanks, Larry Sprouse, Tom Byars,  Dalton Rogers, and Buddy Edwards as pallbearers. Friends from Illinois Central Railroad were honorary pallbearers.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Betty Ware Pullen of Water Valley; three sons, William ”Willie” Pullen (Kathy), Joseph “Joe” Pullen (Jean) and Barney “Lee” Pullen (Andrea), all of Water Valley; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two-step grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Irene “Bootsie” Edwards; and three brothers, Allen Pullen, Chapman Pullen and Raymond “Doc” Pullen. 

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