Obituaries 5/31/18

Arthur Benson Nolen

WATER VALLEY—Arthur Benson Nolen, age 88, died peacefully Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at his home.

Born April 21, 1930, in Water Valley, he was a son of the late Moody and Mildred Benson Nolen. He worked as a lineman for the City of Water Valley Electric Company. Arthur Benson enjoyed rabbit hunting, and his grandsons and great-grands were the loves of his life. He was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church, where he was baptized, and he always kept his membership there.

Visitation was held Friday, May 25, in Seven Oaks Funeral Home from noon until 2 p.m. Services followed at 2 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Ken Sally and Bro. Fletcher Moorman officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Michael Richardson, Brandon Richardson, Tyler Richardson, David Thomas, Kevin Thomas, Steven Thomas, and Christian Thomas as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Bennett Stevens, Eddie Magee, Robert Walker, Joe Newman, Johnny Perkins, Al Davis, Andy Hall, and Jimmy Chapman.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Nolen of Water Valley; a daughter, Kay Nolen (Walter) Richardson of Water Valley; a sister, Nell (Taylor) Thomas of Tupelo; a brother, Luke M. Nolen of Southaven; two grandsons, Michael Nolen (Leighann) Richardson and Walter Brandon (Jessica) Richardson; and two great-grandchildren.

Richard Wayne Savely

NGOMAR—Richard Wayne Savely, 62, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in North Mississippi Medical Center at Tupelo.

Born December 7, 1955, he was a son of the late John Abbott and Libby Russell Savely. He was a member of Ingomar Baptist Church. He worked at Futorian for years and he managed a building supply store for 20 years. One accomplishment he was proud of was helping get the Ingomar Volunteer Fire Department started and serving as its first fire chief for 15 years. As a young man, he donated a kidney to his brother, who came back from Vietnam with damage.

 Visitation was held Friday, May 25, from 4-6 p.m. in the funeral home. The service was held Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. in United Funeral Service with Dr. Terry Cutrer officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery, with Kevin Floyd, Mike Floyd, Steve Mayo, Donald Mayo, Bill Gray, Chuck Wicker and Jimmy Meggs as pallbearers.

He is survived by three sisters, Dorothy Hughes of Coffeeville, Nancy Floyd (Paul B.) of Ingomar, and Beth Berryhill of Pontotoc; two brothers, Paul Savely (Connie) and Jack Savely (Sandra), both of Pontotoc.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie Jones, Doris Caldwell, and Martha Ann Mayo; and a brother, John David Savely.

Gwendolyn J. Skipper

DAVENPORT, IOWA—Memorial services for Gwendolyn  J. Skipper, 62, of Davenport, Iowa, will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Providence Community Cemetery in Panola County. Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Cremation Service, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gwendolyn JoAnn Jones was born on May 30, 1955, in Taylor, a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Hilda (Carothers) Jones. She was a food service supervisor at the Davenport Community School District.

 Gwendolyn was a member of Third Missionary Baptist Church and The Pythian Sisters. She enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casino.

She is survived by daughters, Yocamma Jones and Latara Jones, both of Davenport; sons, Tydrelle (Rhiannon) Jones of Texas, and Mario Jones of Davenport; sisters, Jaqueline Bibbs of Taylor, Michelle Harris of Water Valley, Marilyn (James) Williams and Bobbi (Roger) Reed, both of Racine, Wisc.; brothers, Jimmy Jones and Anthony Jones, both of Racine, and Michael (Alma) Jones of Oxford; and three grandchildren, Tyanna, Arrington, and Jacorey Jones.

In addition to  her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Aundra Jones.

Richard Earl Terrell

MEMPHIS—Richard Earl Terrell, age 68, died Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Memphis.

  Born August 23, 1949, in Oxford, he was a son of the late Charles Henry and  Lily Catherine Forsyth Terrell. He was a former member of Cora Lake Church of Christ in Memphis. Richard enjoyed traveling, riding his motorcycles, and was an avid car enthusiast. He loved his children, his family, and his animals.

  The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday,  May 29, in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley, with Bro. David Floyd officiating. Visitation was held from 12 noon until the time of the service. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery in Yalobusha County.

  Richard is survived by his wife, Tuere Imhotep Terrell of Memphis; two sons, Jason Matthew Terrell of Memphis and Joshua Patton Terrell of Water Valley; a step-daughter, Makesha Greer of Smyrna, Tenn.; his brother, Johnny Lynn Terrell of Water Valley; and two grandchildren, Ajene Greer and Ayanna Pillow, both of Smyrna, Tenn.

  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Ray Terrell.

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