Abram Earl Brown
CHICAGO—Abram Earl Brown of Chicago, Ill. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, August 30, 2020. He was 70.
Abram was born in Water Valley August 1, 1950, to the late Earl and Esther Brown. He graduated from Davidson High School in 1968. He relocated to Chicago as a teenager and lived with his grandmother. Mr. Brown was a dedicated employee of Nabisco for 43 years.
In addition to his parents, Abram was also preceded in death by one brother, George Steve Brown; two sisters, Alice Faye Brown and Martha Mae Brown; and two grandsons, Terrance, Jr. and Tyshaun Smith.
Survivors include two sons, Fidel Garner of Denver, Colo. and Abrian Brown, Sr. (Charlene) of East Chicago, Ind.; one daughter, Arlis Brown of East Chicago, Ind.; two sisters, Versie Tuggle (George) and Mary Ann Brown of Alton, Ill.; one brother, Erine Sykes of Alton, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Abrian Brown, Jr., Anfernee Brown, Malik Garner, Nala Garner, Anthony Brown, Aaron Brown, Kahlil Garner, Mehki Garner and Abrielle Brown; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Saturday, September 5, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hinton & Williams Funeral Home at East Chicago, Indiana, with Rev. George W. C. Walker, Jr. officiating.
Interment was in Fern Oaks Cemetery in Griffith, Ind. with Abrian Brown, Jr., Malik Garner, Anthony Brown, Anfernee Brown, Kahlil Garner and Aaron Brown as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Derrick Banks, Bryant Tuggle, Allen Powell, Flint Powell, Timothy Tuggle, and Joe Powell.
Betty Jeanette Flannigan Hood
WATER VALLEY – Betty Jeannette Flannigan Hood, age 73, of Water Valley died Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Yalobusha Nursing Home. Born April 15, 1947, to the late Annie Brown and W.T. Avants in Mobile, Ala., Betty was a beautician for 25 years and owned her own beauty shops in Louisiana and in Mississippi.
Betty also worked as a jailer in Oxford for a number of years. She was an avid reader and loved cooking for her family gatherings. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Water Valley.
Visitation was held Tuesday, October 20, at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Services will be Wednesday, October 21, at 2 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks. Burial will be in the church cemetery adjacent to the church. Rev. Charles Compton will officiate.
Betty is survived by two sons, Jimmy Hood (Lee Ann) of Water Valley and Dennis Wayne Hood (Liane) of Pine Grove, La.; a daughter-in-law, Beth Hood of Water Valley; one sister, Linda Hodge (Dennis) of Water Valley; one brother, Butch Avants (Margie) of Water Valley; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by one son, Richard Eugene Hood; one sister, Eunice Netterville; and one brother, Charles Avants.
Lewis Redwine, Jr.
COFFEEVILLE—Lewis Redwine, Jr. of Coffeeville, died peacefully in his home on October 19, 2020 surrounded by his family.
He was born September 2, 1930 in Benwood, a son of the late Lewis Manuel Redwine, Sr. and Vera Idele Winters Redwine. Lewis quit school to go to work and help the family as a young man. He worked for Yalobusha County as a gravel truck driver and also for the Town of Coffeeville as a maintenance worker. He enjoyed gardening, raising chickens and guineas, and deer hunting with the Scuna Deer Club. He was especially good on his guitar and played harmonica as well. Lewis was a Baptist and was a member of the Coffeeville Volunteer Fire Department.
A graveside service will be held in the New Hope Cemetery outside of Coffeeville at 11 a.m. on October 21, with Bro. Adelbert Adcock officiating. Seven Oaks Funeral Home was entrusted with funeral arrangements. Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. until service time at the grave site.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Eva Woods Redwine of Coffeeville; three daughters, Pamela Redwine of Greenwood, Norma Farmer (Tim) of Coffeeville and Priscilla Stanford (Brent) of Coffeeville; one sister, Jessie “Lucy” Wright (John) of Coffeeville; one brother, Billy Redwine of Coffeeville; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William “Bubba” Redwine; two sisters, Cornelia Redwine and Louise Easley; and four brothers, Edward “Fats” Redwine, James Redwine, Luther “Buddy” Redwine, and Eerie Redwine.