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WATER VALLEY – On January 31, 1980 the Lord saw fit to bless Carl Edward Phillips and Rosie Marie Carothers with a handsome son. Taruno was better known as “Punkin” or “Mook.” As a child, Taruno was always active and kept everyone on their toes He had a love for outdoors and spending time with his family.
Visitation is scheduled Wednesday, March 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Serenity Daniels Funeral Home in Water Valley. The family will have a private service.
Taruno was a member of the Bayson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Water Valley, under the current leadership of Pastor Amos Sims.
Taruno was born in Water Valley. He graduated from Water Valley High School in 2000. He spent a small amount of time in the United States military before being discharged for medical reasons. He was fond of his job with Williams Transfers in Tupelo. He was a hard and dedicated worker up until his accident.
Taruno brought laughter and life to all those who came in contact with him. He looked forward to hunting season and fishing every year. Later in life Taruno grew a love of playing softball with the Atomic Dogs softball team. He also had a love for riding four-wheelers with the Boss Hog Outlaws. Above all he lived life every day.
Proceeding him in death are his parents, Carl Phillips and Rosie Carothers; and his grandfather, William Carothers.
Celebrating his life and continuing his legacy are his two sons, Jaquarrius Martrell Carothers and Davion Jarrell Carothers, both of Water Valley. He leaves his grandparents, Raymond and Ora Phillips and Martha Carothers of Water Valley; his siblings: DeCarlos Moore of Coffeeville, Mikaila Dowsing of Oxford, Rodchadro Carothers of Courtland, Brittney Dowsing of Shreveport, LA, and Carlton Phillips of Olive Branch; and a host of aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends to keep his memory alive.
Although we will truly miss and love him, we rejoice in knowing he is reunited with his parents.
Susie Carol Wilkins Doubleday
TILLATOBA – Mrs. Susie Carol Wilkins Doubleday, 61, of Tillatoba, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021 at her residence. She was born June 25, 1959 to James Knox and Margaret Estella Weeks Wilkins.
A master seamstress, Susie worked for a number of years at Kellwood and Panola Mills. She also worked at Heatcraft in Grenada toward the end of her working career. A devoted Christian, she loved to worship the Lord with her church family at Praise Apostolic Tabernacle in Winona. While we mourn her death, we celebrate in knowing that Susie held the cure to death in her soul, a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Praise Apostolic Tabernacle in Winona with Rev. Tim Taylor and Rev. Victor Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery near Pope. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at McKibben and Guinn, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
Survivors include her husband, Barry Lee Doubleday, Sr; two sons, Barry Lee Doubleday, Jr. (Chastidy) and Jason Doubleday (Rachel), all of Tillatoba; three sisters, Betty Jean Johnson of West Point, Jo Ann Burns of Olive Branch and Myra Doubleday of Sardis; four brothers, Randy Wilkins, Michael Wayne Wilkins, and Jimmy Dale Wilkins, all of Clarksdale, and H.C. Bailey of Jackson; and three grandchildren, Kimberly Doubleday, James Doubleday and Jordan Doubleday.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ricky Wilkins.
Pallbearers will be Vidal Anderson, Jacob Bullard, Timmy Bullard, Charles Harris, Luke Huffman and Larry Sanders. Honorary Pallbearers will be Aaron Dees, Charlie Jones and Darren Kyzar.
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).
David Lee Hervey
WATER VALLEY – David Lee Hervey, 57, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 23, at Union Hill CME Church in Water Valley. Serenity Daniels Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
David was born June 29, 1963, to the late Ruby Lee Caldwell Hervey and Charles Hervey. He loved spending time with his family and loved ones. He had a great, big heart and would give anyone his last.
David is survived by his father, Charles Hervey; a son, David Lee Hervey, Jr. of Waterloo, Iowa; a daughter, Shaniece Robinson of Water Valley; two sisters, Ruby Jean Barr and Theresa Hervey, both of Water Valley; four brothers, Charles Hervey and Willie Steve Hervey, both of Water Valley, Chris Hervey of New Albany and Craig Baker of Tupelo; one grandson, Adrian Robinson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother; his grandparents, Callie and Charles Caldwell and Everlina and Ira Hervey; and one sister, Linda Morgan.
Eton Levirl McCammon
COFFEEVILLE – Elton Levirl McCammon, of Coffeeville passed from this life on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at UMMC-Grenada. He was 80. Born on June 18, 1940, in Big Creek, he was brought into this world by the late Richard Thomas McCammon and Alma Lorine Redwine McCammon.
Elton married his beloved wife, Margie Sue Lollar, on May 25, 1958. The couple spent a timeless 62 years together filled with many memories of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He spent many seasons of his life laboring as carpenter who specialized in drywall. When Elton was not repairing and finishing drywall, he was running a commercial fishing business. He was a Baptist by faith, learning throughout his life about the many miraculous wonders of the Lord.
Elton leaves behind his wife, Margie Sue Lollar McCammon of Coffeeville; three sons, Billy McCammon of Gore Springs, David McCammon of Calhoun City and Robert (Janet) McCammon of Holly Springs; two daughters, Glenda McCammon of Coffeeville and Tammy Farmer of Gore Springs; two brothers, Cecil Edwards of Houston and Richard “Buddy” McCammon of Bruce; three sisters,Louise Potts of Hickory Flat; Vivian Washington of Pontotoc; and Minnie Brogdon of Memphis Tenn.; four grandchildren (and caregiver), Brenda King of Coffeeville, Angie Nichols of Coffeeville, Ashley (Gene) McCammon of Abbeville and Heather McCammon of Holly Springs; eight great-grandchildren; two special great-grandchildren, Andrew Aguilar and Alyssa King; a host of nephews and nieces; and two special nieces, Robin Laster and Glenda McCammon.
He was preceded in death by his parents Richard Thomas McCammon and Alma Lorine Redwine McCammon; one son, Jimmy “ Bubba’ McCammon; one son-in-law, Jerry Farmer; two brothers, William McCammon and Jimmy Luther; and one sister Maebelle Fisk.
The family received friends on Tuesday, March 23 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce. The funeral service remembering Elton’s life was held on Wednesday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Bro. Harvey Vance officiated.
Morris Clifton Surrette
WATER VALLEY – Morris Clifton Surrette of Water Valley died Tuesday, March 24, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He was 71.
Morris was born March 24, 1950, in Water Valley to the late George and Lorene (Shearer) Surrette. Morris was a man that never shied away from work. After graduating from high school, he worked on a pipeline for a while, but his first career began with Colonial Bread Company in Meridian as a route driver. He retired 22 years later as the supervisor of the bakery.
After moving back to Water Valley, he went to work for the city, embarking on a 25-plus year career overseeing the city’s water supply. He had many joys in his life. They included being an avid Mississippi State fan, working in the garden, woodworking, bird watching and walking in the woods taking in nature. But nothing brought more happiness to his life than his family, which he loved unconditionally.
Visitation was held Saturday, March 27, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Services followed at 1 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Bro. Darrell Surrette officiating. Burial was in Sylva Rena Cemetery.
Morris is survived by his wife of 42 years, Helen Surrette; two sons, Cameron Surrette (Iris) and Byron Surrette (Brandi), all of Water Valley; one daughter, Pricilla Dingler (Donnie) of Panama City Beach Fla.; four brothers, Butch Surrette (Ann) of Water Valley, Joe Surrette (Karen) of Greenwood, John Surrette (Vickie) of Pontotoc and Kevin Surrette of Conyers, Ga.; and seven grandchildren, Payden Surrette, Emaleigh Surrette, Melondi Surrette, Lilly Surrette, Jon Surrette, Matt Surrette, and Ben Surrette.
Morris was preceded in death by both of his parents, as well as one brother, Murray Surrette.
Wayne Lathan Warren
OXFORD – Wayne Lathan Warren of Oxford died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 24, 2021, on his friend’s farm. He was 77.
Wayne was born February 12, 1944, in Banner to the late Henry and Nona (Huckaby) Warren. After school, he started his career that spanned a number of different jobs, including working at Kellwood, hauling pulpwood, running and operating his own sawmill and building houses. Wayne enjoyed woodworking, (specifically building toys), logging, cutting firewood and just being outdoors after he retired.
Visitation was held Sunday, March 28, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. Services followed at 4 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Bro. David Ard officiating.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 56 years, Glenda Warren; two sons, Mitch Warren and Timmy Warren (Stacy), all of Oxford; three brothers, Billy Warren (Barbara) of Water Valley, J.B. Warren (Mary Jo) of Sardis and Kenny Warren (Betty) of Oxford; and four grandchildren, Parker, Stone Michael, Ali and Jake.
Along with his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by one brother, Gene Warren; and three sisters, Sybil King, Juanice Anthony and Opal Gandy.