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Obituaries 06/14/17

Thomas P. Davis

BARTLETT, Tenn.—Thomas (Tom) P. Davis of Bartlett, Tenn., age 67, passed peaceful at Methodist Hospice Resident Home in Memphis May 23, 2017,after a long battle with cancer.

Tom was born April 22, 1950 to Martha J. and Willie M. Davis, MSGT, U.S. Army, deceased. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Water Valley. He retired from the retail business after 45 yeas. The greatest joys of his life were time spent with family and friends, and camping and traveling.

A memorial service date will be announced at a future date.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Davis of Bartlett, Tenn.; his mother, Martha Davis of Water Valley; a sister, Elsie Massey (Creed) of  West Point; a brother,  Bob Davis (Kathy) of Kempner,  Texas;  sons, Derek Davis (Shirley) of Springdale, Ark. and Mike Felts (Courtney) of Germantown, Tenn.; a daughter,  Sonya Campbell (William) of Atoka, Tenn.; granddaughter, Hannah Davis; and grandsons,Taylor Campbell, Blake Campbell, Trevor Harvey, Zachary Felts, and Cameron Felts.

In lieu of cards and flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

Billie Faye Jones

WATER VALLEY—Billie Faye Jones, age 85, passed away June 7, 2017, in North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph T. and Inora Rodgers Harbison. She was retired from Holley Carburetor and enjoyed sewing, reading, working crossword puzzles, and spending time doing yard work. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Panola County.

Visitation was held from 1-3 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home on Friday, June 9. The funeral service followed visitation at 3 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Tim Ellis officiating. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Cemetery at Batesville with  Billy Prince, T. J. Prince, Doug Canoy, Sean Canoy, Michael Oswalt, Tony Jones, and Perry Shanks as pallbearers.

Survivors include six daughters, Barbara Canoy of Oxford, Sandra Merritt (Michael) of West Monroe, La., Marilyn Schreyer (Karl) of Houston, Texas, Kathy Thacker of Senatobia, Norma Prince (Tommy) of Batesville and Bonnie  Parker (Mark) of Courtland; three sons, Thomas A. Sullivan (Debbie) of Brenham, Texas, John Sullivan (Laura) of Gulfport and David Sullivan (Susie) of Batesville;  four sisters, Margie Godwin of Water Valley, Janet Frederick of Kansas City, Mo., Connie Sprouse of Water Valley, and Linda Stern of New Orleans, La.; 24 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

In  addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Sullivan.

 Willie Earl Judson

WATER VALLEY—Willie Earl Judson, age 72, died Friday, May 26, 2017, in the Mississippi State Veterans Home at Oxford.

  
Born May 8, 1945, in Goodman, he was a son of the late Thelmer Brown and Fredine Oliver Judson. Willie served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War where he earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. After leaving the Army, Willie worked as a guard at the Swedish American Hospital until  he retired. He was a member of Everdale M.B. Church in Water Valley and enjoyed traveling, spending time with his friends, discussing military service, watching westerns on TV and doing laundry. Willie was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who cherished time with family and friends.

Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 2, in Seven Oaks Funeral  Home at Water Valley. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, in Everdale M.B. Church at Water Valley with Rev. Amos Sims officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Water Valley with Jametric Judson, Eric Judson, Jeffrey Burgess, Rotez Rockette, Jerry Turner, Jr., and Melvin Burgess, as pallbearers. James Judson, Courtney Judson, Donerell Judson, Leon Fleming, Johnny Judson and Steven Judson were honorary pallbearers.

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Joyce Judson of Water Valley; daughters, Ona Croam (Lee), Lisa Judson, Tiara Judson, Greta Burgess and Tamara Turner (Jerry); sons, Michael Judson, Paul Judson, Kelvin Judson, and Melvin Burgess; sisters, Sandra Jones (Richard), Sheila Turner (Joe), and Mary Judson; brothers, James Judson (Mildred),  Courtney Judson (Shirley), Johnny Judson (Carolyn), and Donerell Judson (Gwenn); three grandchildren, Shantanizea Judson, Diamond Fricks and Truniqua Bonner; and five step-grandchildren, Jeffrey Burgess, Rotez Rockette, Tierra Turner, Morgan Burgess and Maya Burgess. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Roberts.

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