Obituaries 04/25/19

Gladys Blaker

GRENADA—Gladys Blaker, age 91, of Grenada died Friday, April 19, 2019, in her home at Grenada surrounded by her family.

Born August 1, 1927, Gladys was a daughter of the late Joseph and Louella Hardy Wrenn. She was a member of Jumpers Chapel Methodist Church in Water Valley. Gladys enjoyed gardening, canning and visiting with friends and family. Until she retired at the age of 85, she was very fond of working at the local Dollar General.

Visitation was held Monday, April 22, in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley from 5 until 7 p.m. An additional visitation was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, with services following at 1 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Rick Shepherd officiating. Burial was in Drivers Flat Cemetery with Michael Potts, J. J. Potts, Pete Potts, David Simmonds, Dustin Potts and Brian James as pallbearers.

Gladys is survived by a daughter, Margie Potts French (Ken) of Water Valley; three sons, Rodger Potts (Betty) of Water Valley, James Potts (Robin), and Jimmy Potts (Patty), all of Grenada;  10 grandchildren, which includes Kim Murphy and Brandi Whitten, who served their grandmother as caregivers; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; one brother, Stanley Wrenn of Strawberry, Ark.; and one sister, Esther Wrenn of Water Valley.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Alvis (Pete) Potts, father of her children, and Alton Blaker; one daughter, Nancy Potts; four brothers, Arthur Wrenn, Roy Wrenn, Coleman Wrenn, and A. J. Wrenn; four sisters, Louise Hendrix, Frances Stroupe, Mary Baddley, and Elsie Allen; and one grandson, Bryan Potts.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,  225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Andrew J. Waldo, Jr.

TUTWILER—Andrew J. “Jack” Waldo, Jr., age 70, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

The funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home in Batesville, with interment following in Elam Cemetery near Coffeeville. The family received friends Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. until service time.

Born August  10, 1948, in Coffeeville, Jack was a son of the late Andrew J. Waldo, Sr. and Edna Vashti French Waldo. He was a retired self-employed wholesale auto parts salesman and was a member of First Baptist Church in Tutwiler. Jack enjoying going to the movies and walking around WalMart visiting with people. Most of all, he loved having family gatherings.

Survivors include his daughter, Schawn Waldo of Batesville; a son, Jack Waldo of Nesbit; one sister, Annie Cole of Crowder; and three grandchildren, Presley Adams, Shay Houston, Shannon Vander Pool; and four great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Jack was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Smith, Patricia Coker, Connie Thomas; and three bothers, Toby Waldo, Ricky Waldo, and Sammy Waldo.

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