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Obituaries 05/21/20

Cleopas Harvard
WATER VALLEY—Cleopas Harvard, age 98, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, in his home at Water Valley.

He was united in marriage to Katherine Britt Harvard for 40 years. Cleopas retired from the City of Detroit and moved to Water Valley (his wife’s home) in 1986, where he remained until his death.

He attended Bayson Chapel Church as long as he was able to attend. Cleopas was known for his quiet personality and wealth of knowledge. He was quick to give advice when asked, but never tried to tell anyone what to do about their situation unless asked.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Katherine; two sons, Jerome Harvard and Gregory Harvard, both of Detroit Mich.; one sister, Priscilla Harvard Jones of Philadelphia, Penn.; six step-daughters; grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

His parents, one daughter, four sisters, and two brothers, preceded him in death.


Curtis Lane Hawkins

WATER VALLEY—Curtis Lane Hawkins, age 63, of Water Valley, died peacefully Friday, May 15, 2020, at his home.

Born July 1, 1956 in Water Valley, Curtis was a son of the late Leslie and Flora Kerr Hawkins. He worked in the maintenance department at Yalobusha General Hospital. 

Curtis was a down-to-earth man who never went anywhere without his unique smile. He enjoyed living the simple life with his love and soulmate, Sheila. His joys were fishing, hunting in the Hay Patch Hunting Club, gardening, and playing with his “Man” toys. But the closest thing to his heart was his family, especially his grandchildren, whom he loved to spend time with. Curtis was a member of Oak Grove CME Church, where he served as president of the Trustee Board.

The family held an intimate family service in Oak Grove Cemetery on Monday, May 18, at 3 p.m. Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Curtis is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sheila Hawkins of Water Valley; three daughters, Sara Cotten (Clifton) of Madison, Kara Rockett (Solomon) of Dallas, Texas, and Lucinda Walton of Water Valley; six brothers, James Hawkins (Mary), A. B. Hawkins, and Tommy Hawkins (Louise), all of Water Valley, J. C. Hawkins (Queen) of Southaven, Williams Hawkins (Shelia) of Oxford, and Scott Hawkins (Elouise) of California; four sisters, Grace Moody (James) and Gwen Hawkins, both of Water Valley, Bettie Hawkins and Mary White, both of California; and five grandchildren.

Along with his parents Curtis was preceded in death by three brothers, Jonathan Hawkins, Troy Hawkins and Freddie Hawkins.


Daniel Everett Methvin

SOMERVILLE, TENN.—Daniel Everett Methvin, age 85, of Somerville, Tenn., died Friday, May 15, 2020, in Methodist University Hospital at Memphis.

Born September 8, 1934, in Drew, Daniel was a son of the late David and Sara Miles Methvin. He had worked in facilities maintenance for the North Mississippi Regional Center at Oxford. Daniel had many interests, which included, fishing, woodworking, working on old cars, crossword puzzles, learning about his ancestry and reading the Bible. Before leaving the area, Daniel was a member of Camp Ground Baptist Church.

A “drive-by” visitation was held Monday, May 18, from 11 a.m. until noon. A private family service was held at noon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. David Heg officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Donald Methvin (Tina) of Somerville, Tenn., Ronald Methvin of Water Valley, Daniel Methvin and Robert Methvin, both of Meridian, Conn.; four daughters, Christie Loveless (Delon) of Woodland, Ala., Dorothy Santor of Belgrade, Mont., Tammy Methvin of Meridian, Conn., and Bonnie Baillaregeon of East Hampton, Conn.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by three brothers, Orlen Methvin, James Methvin, and Robert Methvin; two sisters, Sarah Methvin and Nanna Methvin; one son, David Methvin; and one daughter, Lisa Methvin. 


Barbara Neal

WATER VALLEY—Barbara A. Neal, 83, of Water Valley died Monday, May 18, 2020, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 23, at 11 a.m. in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Water Valley. Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley has charge of arrangements. There will be no viewing.

Barbara was born November 18, 1936, in Water Valley and was a daughter of the late Clarence Morgan, Sr. and Roberta Morgan. She was a member of the Water Valley Church of Christ.

To cherish her memories she leaves two sons, Dwayne Neal and Marvin Neal, both of Water Valley; one step-son, Melvin Neal Scott of Georgia; two brothers, Clarence Morgan, Jr. and Vernon Morgan, both of Water Valley; a sister, Francis McCulloh of Illinois; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.


Lloyd R. Thompson

MEMPHIS—Lloyd R. Thompson, 85, of Memphis, died Thursday, May 4, 2020, in Carriage Court Assisted Living Facility in Memphis.

Born November 28, 1934, in Bay, Ark., Mr. Thompson was a son of the late Victor and Pauline Rogers Thompson. Lloyd retired as a lieutenant from House 29 in the Memphis Fire Department. His greatest passion in life was restoring and showing his antique cars. He was a member of Sylva Rena Baptist Church, as well as a Mason.

Lloyd was laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery at Memphis on Tuesday, May 19. Seven Oaks Funeral Home was honored to be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Thompson of Water Valley; a daughter, Pamela Thompson of Memphis; and two grandchildren.

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