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Obituaries 05.23.19

Sherry Ann Taylor Bailey

COURTLAND—Sherry Ann Taylor Bailey, age 56, passed away peacefully at her home in Courtland on May 15, 2019. She was the wife of Jack Bailey.

    The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. The family will receive friends Friday evening, the 24th, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Forrest Memorial  Park. Rev. Fred Eakes and Rev. Eddie Randolph will officiate.

Born November 5, 1962, in Marks, Sherry was a daughter of Sarah Ann Biggers and the late James Robert Taylor. She was a loan assistant for Mechanics Bank in Water Valley and Oxford before moving to Guaranty Bank and Trust in Batesville, where she was a mortgage lender/loan assistant to the president of the Batesville Branch.

Sherry proudly served her country in the U.S. Air Force. She was an active member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband, Jack. She was a proud and enthusiastic Harley Davidson owner. Sherry was a talented painter. She enjoyed working in her yard with her flowers and anything outdoors, as she saw the beauty that God provided for her in nature. Sherry was a kind and caring person who never judged others and she adored her family.

She leaves her loving husband, Jack Bailey of Courtland; children, Christopher Christian (Megan) of Oxford, Cody Lindsey (Brittney) of Southaven, Thomas Lindsey, Jr. (Dawn) of Ingomar, and Alexis Lindsey of Water Valley; a sister, Marjorie D. Oliphant of Byhalia; her mother, Sara Ann Barnes of Water Valley; and four grandchildren, Naveah , Kennedy, Jace, and Christopher Lindsey.

In addition to her father, Sherry is preceded death by one daughter, Carrie Lindsey, and one brother, Steven Taylor.

Annie Margaret Burgess 

WATER VALLEY—A memorial service for Sis. Annie Margaret Burgess Campbell will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., in Everdale Baptist Church.

Mrs. Campbell, a native of Water Valley and daughter of the late Sis Mary Ealy, was born December 29, 1939. She was a school teacher and librarian at Davidson High School for many years. She continued her career in Tallahassee, Fla. and retired in Florida. God called her to her eternal rest December 3, 2018.

Her memorial service will be a testament to her life here at home, states her family, Bro. Harry Campbell, and children.

Helen Alexander Mott

WATER VALLEY—Ms. Helen Alexander Mott, age 86, of Water Valley died May 16, 2019, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m., in Pine Grove East M.B. Church in Water Valley, with Pastor Cleveland Alexander officiating. Visitation will be Friday, May 24, from 5-7 p.m. in Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home at Water Valley. Interment will be in the Pine Grove East Cemetery.

Sadie Lee Riley

CHAMPAIGN, ILL.—Ms. Sadie Lee Riley of Champaign, Ill., died May 13, 2019, at her home.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 22, at 1 p.m. in Martin Street Church of Christ. Interment will be in the Coffeeville City Cemetery. Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley has charge of arrangements.

Born February 2, 1932, in Water Valley, Ms. Riley was a daughter of the late Hattie Holland and Sylvester Holland. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Dublin Street Church of Christ. She was united in holy matrimony to Joe Riley in 1947. She worked at the egg plant in Champaign and later moved back to Water Valley where she worked at Mott’s until she retired in 1963. She  married Cartie Claretta. She lived in Oxford for 12 years until she relocated back to Champaign. Sadie enjoyed cooking and being around her children and keeping house.

Survivors include her children, Terry Riley, Robert Riley and Jessie Riley; three step-children, Carolyn Carothers, Charlene Carothers, and Lynn Carothers; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a special friend, Doll Green; a special cousin, Rosa Crabb; and a  host of other family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Riley, and brothers, Willie B. Walton, James Walton and Charles Holland.

Joe Mack Russell

WATER VALLEY—Joe Mack Russell, age 79, of Water Valley died peacefully Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Pine Forest Rehabilitation in Jackson.

Born October 26, 1939, in Panola County, he was a son of the late Edger and Effie Buchanan Russell. He worked as a card dealer at the casinos in Tunica. His joys were many, which included playing tennis, riding bikes, watching all Ole Miss sporting events, and drinking coffee at Turnage’s Drug Store.

Visitation was held Tuesday, May 21, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 5-6 pm., with a memorial service immediately following in the Henry Chapel.

Joe is survived by one son, Warren Russell (Teresa), and a daughter, Jan Russell, all of Water Valley; one brother, Billy Russell of Panola County; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Along with his parents, Joe was preceded in death by seven of his siblings.

Dr. William Shadrack Young

FERNANDINA BEACH, FLA.—Dr. William Shadrack Young, 89, who resided in Fernandina Beach, Fla. passed away in his home Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Dr. Young was a retired chiropractor who practiced for well over 50 years in Philadelphia, Miss., Water Valley and Oxford. He was a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Mississippi Chiropractic Association and Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation. He attended the Texas Chiropractic College and graduated from San Antonio College and Bebout College of Chiropractic in Indianapolis, Ind. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, having served in the Korean Conflict in the early 1950s.

He was predeceased by his wife, Amelia Frances Dassinger; his parents, father, Joseph Enoch Young, and mother, Rubie Essery Young; his aunt, Ruth Young McKay  and  her husband, Lester, who raised him from an infant. 

Survivors include his only child, a daughter, Karen Young Weaver (John); grandchildren, Lindsey Bostick Butler (Trent) and their children, Canon and Tatum, Chelsey Bostick Sisco (Michael) and their daughter, Campbell, and his grandson, his only namesake, Ryan Shadrack Bostick (Hannah) and their son, Leland.

A graveside service will be held in Mississippi at a later date, where his remains will be laid to rest alongside his wife. Oxley-Hard Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

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