Winifred Lucille Dolan
WATER VALLEY—Winifred Lucille Dolan, 89, of Water Valley passed from this life Saturday, August 15, 2020, in Baptist Memorial Hospital at Calhoun City.
Born February 15, 1931, in New Orleans, Winifred was a daughter of the late Roy Joseph Gonzales and the late Claudia Crump Gonzales. She was a Navy veteran, who answered the call to assist her beloved nation during the Korean War. She enlisted in 1951 at the young age of 20, a time and age where women were supposed to be caring for the home and not becoming the causalities of war.
Winifred was honorably discharged in 1953, with a National Defense Medal hanging from her uniform. Upon her return to civilian life she married the love of her life, Lt. Donald M. Dolan, and the couple spent 57 years together before Donald’s passing in January of 2010. Apart from becoming a dedicated homemaker, wife, and mother, Winifred found a passion for art. This loving artist spent her days joyfully turning dull canvases into scenes bursting forth with color. She found life experiences beyond painting, not only in the form of travel, but also looking after animals. As a lady of the Catholic faith, Winifred celebrated the promises of her Lord as a parishioner of St. John’s Catholic Church.
Those left to cherish Winifred’s memory are her son Mark Dolan (Amy) of Water Valley; a daughter, Leslie Hodges (Louis) of Folsom, La.; two grandchildren, Amanda Weir and Elizabeth Pascual; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Rodriguez.
A graveside mass honoring Winifred’s life was held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, August 21, in Jacksonville National Cemetery, located in Jacksonville, Fla., with Father Jason Trull officiating. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce and Vardaman was honored to serve the family in helping make arrangements.
Kenneth Eugene Harbour
COFFEEVILLE – Kenneth Eugene Harbour died Saturday, August 22, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. He was 90.
Born February 14, 1930, in Centralia, Ill., he was a son of Hubert and Goldie Harbour. He is preceded in death by his son, Ken Harbour Jr., and his brother, Gale Harbour.
He moved to Coffeeville in 1943 at the age of 13. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps. He served from 1948 to 1952 assigned to a parts division in a motor transport company. This experience helped him enter the parts business, a business he was in until he retired in 2000.
He worked for four years at England Motor Company, a Ford dealer in Greenville. During this time, he met and married Rowena Sessums in 1956. They moved to Coffeeville in 1957, where he spent the next nine years at Allen Chevrolet in Grenada.
In 1966, Kenneth moved his family to Jackson to become the parts manager for Blackwell Chevrolet. Over the next 33 years, his leadership was instrumental in the developments and innovations that built Blackwell Chevrolet into the third largest General Motors parts wholesaler in the nation. He enjoyed spending time at his farm in Coffeeville, which he named, “Smiling Hill Farm,” inspired by the novel of the same name by Miriam E. Mason.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Rowena, his sister Lavonne Overby, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private service for the family will be held at Harbour Cemetery in Coffeeville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harbour Cemetery, 170 County Road 266, Coffeeville, MS 38922 or a charity of personal choice.
Geneva A. Harris
WATER VALLEY – Mrs. Geneva A. Harris, 94, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020, in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Indiana. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Harris was born in Huntington, Ind., in 1926, to the late Elmer and Florence Rickert. She graduated from Bippus High School; after receiving her diploma, she went to work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base during World War II.
Mrs. Geneva married her husband, Keith, on April 6, 1946. They lived on their family farm until their retirement. During her lifetime, Mrs. Harris worked at the local elementary school, Huntington Elementary School, in addition to being a busy farm wife and homemaker. Geneva was very profound in her religious beliefs, grounded in her faith as a Christian, a trait that she passed down to her children.
Her family describes her as being a very kind, generous, gentle, and faithful woman. She was her church’s pianist for many years, while also teaching Sunday school.
Mrs. Harris is survived by her two daughters, Marcia Hawkins of Water Valley and Linda (Jesse) Wade of Abbeville; her son, David E. Harris of Oxford; her five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Keith E. Harris; her daughter, Sharon K. Harris; her son, Kenneth A. Harris; her brother Robert M. Rickert; her sister, Treva E. Schaeffer; and her parents, Elmer and Florence Rickert.
Carl Eugene Rounsaville
SOUTHAVEN—Carl Eugene Rounsaville, age 89, of Southaven died August 16, 2020, in Baptist Desoto Hospital at Southaven.
He was born in Coffeeville to the late Ira Martin Rounsaville and Alice Kilgore Rounsaville. He joined the Navy at an early age. After serving his country, he returned home to marry his sweetheart, Modenia Gardiner. After his service, he also started working as a glazier for Binswanger Glass Company, from which he later retired. Then he went to work with the Brandon family at Brandon Glass. Carl enjoyed many hobbies, especially working on, restoring and collecting antique cars. He also enjoyed serving in his church, Goodman Road Church of Christ, as an elder for more than 28 years while his wife also served as the church secretary. However, his greatest joy was his family, and he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 22, in the Goodman Road Church of Christ at Southaven. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Graveside committal services followed the funeral at 2 p.m. in Ford’s Well Cemetery, near Oakland. Seven Oaks Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Carl is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dena Rounsaville of Southaven; one daughter, Kim Hart of Kennesaw, Ga.; a granddaughter, Bella Hart of Kennesaw, Ga.; and many beloved nephews and nieces.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Rounsaville and Ralf Rounsaville; and three sisters, Mary Thornton, Madge Bratton, and Hazel Clark.