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Obituaries 04/23/20

Thomas Walter Green

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA—Thomas “Tom” Walter Green, 88, went to be Jesus on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. Tom was a devoted Christian and a firm believer in our Lord and Savior and he loved Jesus whole heartedly.

Born May 4, 1931, in Water Valley, Tom was a son of the late Ernest Theodore and Esther Lois Landreth Green. He served his country faithfully in the Air Force during the Korean War. Tom was a long-standing member of the El Karubah Shrine Temple. Being the Godly man he was, he assisted in the creation and building of Watson Baptist Church and was an active member of the church, serving as a finance committee member. Tom loved attending Sunday School, interacting with his classmates, and participating in all church activities. 

He is survived by his wife, Lou Kirk Green, of 63 years; four children, Ann Harris (Marshall), Tina Anderson (Troy), Fay Reitz (Mike), and Beth Milligan (Randy); grandchildren, John Thomas (JT) Robinson (Meghan), Michael Reitz (McKenzie), Brock Robinson, Meghan Mayer (Jordan), Paige Erwin (Tony), Curt Freeman (Amanda), Alyse Fremin, Glen Anderson (Lindsay), and Russell Anderson; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Katherine Green Taylor; one brother, Lloyd David Green; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Theodore Green, Jr.

Due to the current mandate regarding COVID-19, the family was not able to invite the public to visitation and funeral services. A graveside service was held in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery at Denham Springs, on Wednesday, April 15, at 11:30 a.m.


William Lee Henry, Sr.

BATESVILLE—William Lee (Wild Bill) Henry, Sr. traded his spurs for his angel wings on April 17, 2020, at his home in Batesville peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. He was  71.

A graveside service was held at three o’clock Monday afternoon, April 20, in Forrest Memorial Park with Rev. Jerry King officiating.

Born July 2, 1948, he was a son of the late James Wallace Henry and Callie Mae Bankston Henry. Wild Bill was a man of many talents, including farming, truck driving, dragline operating, and cutting grass for his many friends, which he enjoyed very much. He enjoyed being with family and friends, fishing, coon hunting, dancing, singing, shooting pool, riding and roping, cheering Jeff Gordon and seeing if his pick would win on “The Voice.”

In addition to his parents, Will Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Jean Henry; a brother, James Henry; two nephews, Horace Potts, and J. J. Henry; and many friends and family.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sherron Savage Henry; a son, William Lee Henry, Jr. (Kayla) of Batesville; two daughters, Callie Henry Odom (Homer) of Water Valley, and Becky Henry, also  of Water Valley; step-children, Kathy Newberry, Emily Savage, Chris Savage, and Dianne Whiting; grandchildren, Neil Taylor (Beth), Cami Taylor, Halla Odom, Trinity Henry, Warren Henry and Willow Henry; two great-grandsons; step-grandchildren, Brooklyn Williamson, Caden Williamson, Kolten Savage, Brady Savage (Lorin), Nathan Taylor, Lexi Albritton, and Kayleigh Williams;  three brothers, Leslie Henry (Betty), Ira Henry (Rose), and Roy Henry; two sisters, Shirley Potts (Larry) and Mary Black; and a host of nieces, nephews and loving friends.


George E. Hervey

KECHI, KANSAS—George E. Hervey, born April 4, 1951, was the son of the late Ned and Mable Alexander Hervey. He entered into eternal life Sunday, April 12, 2020, in St. Francis Hospital at Wichita, Kansas.

He was number five of eight children. George accepted Christ at an early in Pine Grove E. M.B. Church at Water Valley. He graduated from  Water Valley High School in 1969. George met and married Virginia Carothers of Water Valley and to this union five children were born. He later relocated to Wichita, where he was employed at Cessna Aircraft for 21 years. George was a member of Anchor  of Hope Baptist Church, where he served faithfully until his health failed him.

He was a good man and had the heart to help anyone in need. His favorite pastime was fishing and traveling back home – to Mississippi – to visit  his mother and other family members.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Virginia; two daughters, Jennifer Jenkins and Beverly Hervey, both of Wichita; three sons, George Edward Hervey (Terri), Gregory Hervey, and Anthony Hervey (Laseka), all of  Wichita; three sisters, Mable L. Carthon-Johnson (Jerry) of Odenton, MD, AnnetteWestmoreland (Lee) of Buckeye, Ariz., and Elgenia McClish of Wichita; three brothers, Amos E. Hervey (Catherine) of Wichita, Jesse Hervey (Grace) of Newark, Del., and DeRoy Hervey (Julianna) of Glen Burnie, Md.; 14 grandchildren; one aunt, Hattie Dora Walls of Water Valley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

George was laid to rest Friday, April 17, in Kechi Townshp Cemetery at Kechi, Kansas. 


Dustin Cole Little

OXFORD—Dustin Cole Little, age 36, of Oxford, died Saturday, April 18, 2020, from injuries sustained in an accident in Grenada County. 

Born August 14, 1983, in Grenada, he was a son of Gary Little and Jean (Burnham) Rone. After graduating from school, Dustin attended Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Portland, Oregon. He eventually became the executive chef at The Chancellor’s House in Oxford, where he was able to live out his passion for cooking. Dustin had many joys in his life, which included golfing, hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles. But nothing compared to the love he had for his family.

The family will honor Dustin with a private service at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home with Dr. Randy Bain officiating. Committal will be in Coffeeville City Cemetery.

Dustin is survived by his wife and life partner, Skyylar (Burress) Little of Oxford; one son, Josh Little; two daughters, Zoey and Estella Little; two sisters, Emily Rone of Sturgis and Elaina Rone of Water Valley; his mother, Jean Rone (Alan) of Water Valley; father, Gary Little (Evelyn) of Senatobia; father-in-law, Clark Burress of Baldwyn; and mother-in-law, Melissa Nunn Burress of Booneville.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel Rone.


Maxine McKinnie

OAKLAND—Maxine McKinnie, age 94, of Oakland died peacefully Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at her home with family by her side.

Born April 20, 1925, in Bolivar, Tenn., she dedicated her life to her family as a homemaker. She loved the simple things in life, such as gardening and her flowers. 

The family will hold a private ceremony at a later date. Seven Oaks Funeral  Home was in charge of arrangements.

Maxine is survived by two sons, Danny McKinnie of Oakland, and Richard McKinnie (Elizabeth) of Biloxi; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Along with her  husband of 50 years, Maxine was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie McKinnie; and one daughter, Gwen Rolfe.


Durrett Barnes Sayle Peeples

COFFEEVILLE—Durrett “Deeby” Barnes Sayle Peeples, 76, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020, in the Mississippi State Veterans Home at Oxford.

Deeby, a lifelong resident of Coffeeville, is survived by his daughter, Penelope “Penny” Peeples of Memphis; brothers, Ralph Lawrence Peeples (Martha Ann) of Brookhaven, and Bradley Stuart Peeples of Coffeeville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Wagner and Elma Sayle Peeples,; sisters, Patricia “Chip” Peeples Covington, Elaine Peeples Boyle, and Flavia “Toots” Peeples Waddell of Coffeeville.

Deeby retired from the United States Army as a Captain where he was a Green Beret, 101st Airborne, Special Forces, Army Ranger and OCS graduate. He served two tours in the Vietnam War. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, he loved watching all Ole Miss Rebels sports. He was a member of the Coffeeville United Methodist Church.

Due to current circumstances, a  private graveside service will be held in the Coffeeville Cemetery, led by Pastor Stacy Douglas.  Arrangements have been entrusted McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada.

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