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Obituaries 01/18/18

Earl Rudolph Gilpin

GRENADA—Earl Rudolph Gilpin, Jr., 71, of Grenada, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at his residence.

  
Born July 11, 1946 in Memphis, Mr. Gilpin was a son of the  late Earl Rudolph Gilpin, Sr. and Christine Cox Gilpin. He was a retired respiratory therapist.

 
A private family memorial service will be held in North Carolina at a later date. Survivors include three daughters, Amanda Provine of Grenada, Elizabeth Surrette of Greenwood, and Vanessa Rayburn of Water Valley; two sons, Daniel Gilpin of Trinity, North Carolina and Matthew Gilpin of Newland North Carolina; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, James Earl Gilpin.

Richard Todd Hatfield

WATER VALLEY – Richard Todd Hatfield, age 43, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017, at his home near Water Valley. The family will have a memorial service at a later date, which is yet to be determined.


Todd was born April 28, 1974 in Oxford to Wayne Richard Hatfield and Norma Langham Blanton. He was a graduate of Water Valley High School. He worked as a machinist/maintenance specialist for Winchester Ammunition in Oxford. Todd was one of the most giving, kind hearted, fun loving person that others loved to be around. His passions included riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his friends and co-workers. He is best known for the love he had for his family, especially his wife. Leslie. and son. Braxton.  

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Todd’s loving memory will be cherished by his wife, Leslie Magee Hatfield; son, Braxton Hatfield both of Water Valley; mother, Norma Blanton of Oxford; father, Wayne Hatfield (Pam); grandmother, Eleanor Hodges both of Water Valley; two sisters, Gayle Plaisance (Hickman) and Melissa Jennings, both of Water Valley; a brother, Kevin Hatfield (Tania) of Oxford; and one grandchild, Cohen Jayce Trusty.

Charles Alvin ‘Charlie’ Holloway 

WATER VALLEY—Charles Alvin “Charlie” Holloway, age 87, of Water Valley died Monday, January 8, 2018, at his home.

  Born January 3, 1931 in Water Valley, Charlie was a son of the late Alvin H. Holloway and Gladys H. Holloway. While serving in the United States Air Force, Staff Sgt. Holloway was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal during his time at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois. 


Using the training he received while in service, Charlie went to work for Yalobusha General Hospital while it was under construction and after it opened. He retired as maintenance supervisor after 30 years of employment. He enjoyed camping, traveling, woodworking and making crafts. He attended Jumpers Chapel Methodist Church.


The funeral service was held Thursday, January 11, at 2 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley with Dr. Randy Bain officiating. Visitation was  one hour before the service. Charlie’s body will be cremated and his ashes will be in interred in Oak Hill Cemetery at Water Valley in a private ceremony at a later time.

 
 He is survived by his son, Steve Holloway of Water Valley: three grandchildren, Ashley Ritter (Sam) and Rachel Sivils (Adam), both of Corinth and Thomas Holloway of Southaven; six great-grandchildren, Rosalyn Sivils, Jacob Sivils, Annabelle Ritter, Grant Ritter, Abram Sivils, and Graham Sivils, all of Corinth; and two nephews, Jimmy Holloway of Memphis and William Howard “Duck” Holloway of Searcy. Ark.

  
In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his wife, Genora Swearengen Holloway; a son, Charles A. Holloway, II; and a brother, Howard Holloway.

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