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Obituaries 12/19/19

Tracy Vaughn Carlisle

OAKLAND—Tracy Vaughn Carlisle, age 71, of Oakland died Thursday , December 12, 2019, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

Born April 21, 1948, in Memphis, Tracy was a son of Jo Ann Vaughn Carlisle and the late Joe Carlisle. He held a number of jobs during his career, which included being a roughneck on an oil rig. Afterwards he became a truck driver for United Van Lines, then eventually retiring from FedEx. He enjoyed painting and gardening, but nothing pleased him more than planting and making pictures off his flower garden  and the birds that visited.

Visitation was held December 14 from 11 a.m. until noon in the Gardiner Room of Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Services followed immediately in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Shane Crawford officiating. Interment was in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery at Blue Mountain.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Lonna Carlisle; three sons,  Eric Carlisle (Misty) of Memphis,  Mike Patrolia (Cecilia) of Olive Branch, and Kyle  Carlisle of Oakland; two daughters, Stacy Wilkerson (Jeff) of Blue Mountain, and Hayley Wilhite of Gainesville, Ga..; his mother, Jo Ann Carlisle of Meridian; one brother Charles Carlisle (Skye) of Meridian; one sister, Rita Hugueley (Darrell) of Water Valley; and seven  grandchildren.


Josephine Strange

COFFEVILLE – Josephine Strange, age 83, of Coffeeville,  died Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. 

Visitation was held Monday, December 16 in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 5 until 7 p.m. A graveside service followed at 1 p.m. at the Broad Street Cemetery in Coffeeville with Bro. Freddy Moorman officiating. Pallbearers were Edward Eubanks, Chad Eubanks, Caleb Horton, R.J. Rivera, Mike Thorton and Brenda Eubanks. 

Josephine was born January 15, 1936 in Carroll County to the late Ernest and Opal Gerrish and spent her working career in the manufacturing sector. She was a down to earth, hard working woman who could put up hay as well as anyone. She had many joys, which included sewing and cooking, especially pies and peanut brittle. But her greatest joy was her family. She loved her Lord and Savior, and was a member of Gatewood Church of God in Coffeeville. 

Josephine is survived by one daughter, Brenda Eubanks of Coffeeville; four grandchildren, Edward Eubanks, Chad Eubanks (Emily), Michelle Horton (Caleb), and Todd Percell (Mallory); as well as seven great-grandchildren. 

Along with her parents, Josephine was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Edward Earl Strange; one son, Steven Strange; one daughter, Jane Percell; two brothers James and Harry Gerrish; and one sister, Myrel McBride.


Patsy Bell Suratt

WATER VALLEY—Patsy Bell Suratt, age 82, died at her home in Water Valley on December 12, 2019.

She was born to the late Edgar Butler Bell and Ila Durham Bell in Water Valley on May 26, 1937. Patsy was gifted with creativity and easily made friends, hosting social gatherings in her home where her yard was filled with beautiful flowers. She was a former president of the Town and Country Garden Club, a member of the Order of Eastern Star and a long time Rook Club member. Patsy held numerous administrative and management posts  through out the years. For the last 20 years, Patsy was a senior administrator at Larson’s Grocery in Water Valley. She was a faithful member of First Christian Church.

Services were  held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 16, in First Christian Church with Bro. Jerry Holt officiating. The family received friends from 10 a.m. until service time. The burial was a private family service in Coffeeville City Cemetery later in the afternoon.

In addition to her parents, Patsy  was preceded  in death by her first husband, Arthur Paul Pittman, Sr.; a daughter, Jennifer Johnette Wild; a son, James Edward Pittman; and a brother, Bobby Bell.

She is survived by a daughter, Cindi Pittman Moreland of New York City; a son, Arthur Paul Pittman, Jr. (Robin) of Summerville, South Carolina; four stepsons, John Philip Suratt,  Ricky (Leslie) Suratt, Gary  Suratt, and Larry Suratt; six grandchildren, Arthur Paul Pittman III, Sarah Richard, Caithlin Arnold, Brooke Moreland, Alex Moreland, and Anthony Chance White; and five great-grandchildren.


Rozella Herrick Van Winkle

SOUTHAVEN—Rozella Herrick Van Winkle, age 96, of Southaven died Monday, November 16, 2019 at her home. 

She was born December 9, 1922, in Nekoosa, Wis. to the late Perry and Julia (Horton) Herrick. She began her working career at the old Rice-Stix Factory, later becoming Big Yank, and finishing by retiring from Holley Carburetor. She had a variety of talents, including making clothes for her family and making her renowned jellies, biscuits, and pot-roast for her grandchildren. She was very fond of reading poetry and music.

Visitation was held Thursday, November 21, in the Gardiner Room of Seven Oaks Funeral  Home from 5-7 p.m. Services began at 10 a.m. November 22, in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Larry Kilgore officiating. Interment was in Long Branch Cemetery, with Valley Van Winkle, Brody Van Winkle, Sam Van Winkle, George Sheldon, Curt Franklin, and Brandon Raines as pallbearers.

“Rose” is survived by one son, Brad Van Winkle (Karen) of Water Valley; two daughters, Jackie Myrick (Andy) of Southaven, and Betty Kilgore (Larry) of Crowder; two brothers, Dean Herrick of Winslow, Ark. and Varion Herrick of Grimes, Iowa; 11 grandchildren;16 great-grandchildren; and a host of  nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Along with her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, “Rip” Van Winkle; two brothers, Mike and Walter Herrick, and one sister Cora Herrick.

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