Carolyn Belle Dorman Cagle
KOSCIUSKO—Carolyn Belle Dorman Cagle, 81, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019, in her home.
Visitation was held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, in Jordan Funeral Home at Kosciusko. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 20, in the funeral home chapel with burial in the Marvin Chapel Cemetery. Trent Dismuke, Jonathan Nunn, Rich Ross, Ronnie Smith, Ellett Caulder, Jason Blaylock, James Aldy and Mike Reyes were pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Wren Massey, Joe Cheek, Warren Sanders, and the men of Williamsville Independent Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Blakemore and Rev Larry Hervey officiated.
Survivors include her husband, James Clyde Cagle, Sr. of Kosciusko; sons, James Clyde Cagle, Jr. of Fondren and Greg Cagle of Belmont; grandchildren, Katherine Cagle and Hayden Cagle; a sister, Margaret Jean Ross of Oakland; nieces and nephews, Linda Ross Aldy, Cynthia Mayo, Janet Caulder, Carol Ross, Lisa Gibson, Martha Smith, Candy Hony, Michael Mooney, Alan Black, Rich Ross, Lanie Dorman, and John Mooney; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Leon Dorman; mother, Lena Dorman Sudduth; stepfather, W. C. Sudduth; and brother, Jack Dorman. Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank.
Carl “Frankie” Davidson
RIDGELAND—Carl “Frankie” Davidson passed away May 19, 2019, after a long battle with dementia. He was 79 years old and was a native of Yalobusha County Mr. Davidson attended Northwest Junior College and served in the Tennessee Air National Guard.
In 1962, Frankie began his career with Arkansas Cement in Oakland for the construction of Interstate 55. Later that year, Frankie moved to Memphis to continue the construction project on I-55. In 1982 he and his family transferred to Jackson, where Arkansas Cement acquired a Quikrete plant and he was the plant manger for precision packaging until he retired in 2005, after 43 years of service.
Frankie loved to spend time with his family and working on his farm in Oakland, where he raised beef cattle in his earlier years. He never met a stranger and loved to talk to anyone. He was known for his sweet and friendly personality. He joined the Methodist Church in Oakland at a young age. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Margaret Pipkin Davidson.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Shelia Langford Davidson; a son Jason Davidson (Noreen) and a daughter, Kristy Johnson (E.J.); one granddaughter, Miller Johnson; and a sister, June Mitchell of Tupelo.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., May 21, in Parkway Memorial Funeral Home in Ridgeland with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Stan Cheatham officiated.
Mary Jean Fly
MEMPHIS—Mary Jean Fly, 78, of Memphis, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Gallaway Health and Rehab Center at Gallaway, Tenn.
Born in Oxford on January 10, 1941, Ms. Fly was a daughter of the late William Fly and Mary Jeanette Williams Fly. She was fondly known as “Jeanie.” She graduated from Crenshaw High School and attended Mississippi College for Women, where she was a member of the Silhouette Social Club. She graduated from Ole Miss with a teaching degree. Jeanie taught school in Kissamee, Fla. and at St. Agnes in Memphis. She also worked at Memphis State University before retiring in 1984. She loved music and played the piano. Jeanie was an excellent swimmer and diver and she loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed by them.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Martha Jo Dickerson (Sam).
Survivors include nephews, Lee Dickerson and David Dickerson, a great niece, Ashton Dickerson, and a great nephew, Dawson Dickerson, all of Memphis; as well as a number of cousins, all who loved her.
The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.
Naomi Carolyn Hall
OAKLAND—Naomi Carolyn Hall, age 72, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home, with interment following in Jumpers Chapel Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior o the service.
Born September 20, 1946, in Forest City, Ark., Naomi is a daughter of the late Herbert and Ina Mae Crouse Brown. She was a waitress and personal caregiver throughout her life. She enjoyed traveling with her husband. Naomi was a member of Hope Church of God.
Survivors include her husband, Elton L. Hall of Oakland; two daughters, Angie Stewart of Water Valley and Wanda Smallwood of Enid; a sister, Carlene Russell of California; seven grandchildren, Jennifer and Jamie Stewart, Hunter Smallwood, Monica Melton, Robi, Kayla and Becky Anderson; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Naomi was preceded in death by her son, Tommy Anderson.
John Herbert Hunsicker, Jr.
RIDGELAND—John Herbert Hunsicker, Jr. passed into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
Born in Water Valley November 6, 1947, he was the son of the late John Herbert Hunsicker, Sr. and Margaret Groves Hunsicker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by step-daughter, Amy Elizabeth Eifling.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Rogers Hunsicker; a son, Dr. Walker F. Hunsicker; his daughter, Carrie Elizabeth Hunsicker; a sister, Susan Joyce Hunsicker Still; and one grandchild, Emma Grace Taylor.
He graduated from Water Valley High School in 1965. He served in Vietnam, and after that pursued a Ph.D in psychology at Ole Miss. He served nearly his entire career as a clinical psychologist at the Veterans Administration in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He continued to serve in the Mississippi National Guard and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon retirement he became a devoted husband and grandfather.
Visitation was held Friday, May 24, beginning at 9 a.m., with a funeral service at 10 a.m. in St. Columbus Episcopal Church in Ridgeland. Graveside services were held immediately following in the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Newton.
In lieu of flowers please donate in his honor to your favorite charity. Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland is assisting with arrangements.
Dr. P. L. Montgomery
GRENADA—A memorial service will be held for Dr. P. L. Montgomery at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2019, in First New Hope Baptist Church, 348 Bell Street, Grenada. A viewing will be held at 1 p.m. prior to the service.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, in Pleasant Ridge M.B. Church, Highway 389 South, Houston.
WATER VALLEY—Bryan Tidwell, lovingly known as “Poppy” passed away Friday, May 25, 2019, in Lafayette County at Enid Lake after a tragic accidental drowning. He was 40.
The family will have a memorial service to celebrate Bryan’s life at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home, with family receiving friends beginning at 9 a.m. prior to the service.
Born March 10, 1979, in Batesville, Bryan is a son of Preston Davis Tidwell, III and Patsy Lynn Dulin Long. He worked in the maintenance department for Winchester in Oxford. When he was young, Bryan attended McIvor Baptist Church in Batesville. Anyone who knew him, knew he had a special love for hunting, fishing, and collecting many guns, pistols, and knives.
Survivors include his wife, Anita Parker Tidwell of Water Valley; three daughters, Terri Downs, Kaitlyn Tidwell, and Rebecca Tidwell, all of Batesville; two step-sons, Eric Schmitz, and Andy Hood, both of Water Valley; his mother, Patsy Lynn Long (Richard) of Batesville; his father, Preston Tidwell (Pam) of Batesville; a sister, Melissa Crockett of Independence; three grandchildren, Kaden Schmitz, Joshua Downs, and Georgia Rain Downs; maternal grandparents, Ronald E. Carrback (Linda); and paternal grandmother, Doris Tidwell.
Bryan was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Katie Carrback and his paternal grandfather, Preston Davis Tidwell, Jr.
Jerry Wane Tutor
WATER VALLEY—Jerry Wane Tutor, 69, of Water Valley passed from this life on May 24, 2019, at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, after an extended illness.
Born in Vardaman on July 18, 1949, Jerry was a son of the late R. V. Tutor and Valder Wayne Clark Tutor. He spent many seasons of his life working in the great outdoors as a logger from which he ultimately retired to pursue his hobbies full-time. Mr. Tutor was a true outdoors man, and took great joy in spending time with God’s creations from the thrill of fox hunting to the eagerness of catching a big ole fish. Jerry placed his salvation in the Lord and was a member of Banner Baptist Church.
Survivors include his loving wife, Rhonda Bowling Tutor; two sons, Craig Tutor (Sandee) of Bruce and Scott Tutor (Ashley) of Bruce; a daughter, Emily Snellings (Shawn) of Bruce; a brother, Herman Tutor (Janie) of Houlka; 11 grandchildren, Ashley Logan, Tori Tutor, Ethan Snellings, Jackson Snellings, Jace Tutor, Lily Kate Tutor, Olivia Snellings, Peyton Cole Tutor, Ashton Tutor, Mary Haire, and Swayze Tutor; and one great-grandchild, Baylor Logan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jason Tutor; and four brothers, Larry Tutor, Terry Tutor, Dale Tutor, and Rickey Tutor.
The family received friends Sunday, May 26, from 5-8 p.m. in Parker Memorial Funeral Home at Bruce. The funeral service was held Monday, May 27, beginning at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Bro. Bobby Douglas leading the service and Bro. Darrell Logan assisting. Burial was in Banner Cemetery, with Edwin Baker, Dean Brummett, Jerry Bouge, Barry Lee, Jan Shelton, Denis Wills, Levi Wills, and Dean Wright at pallbearers. Jerry’s grandsons served as honorary pallbearers.