Betty Joyce Hood
WATER VALLEY – Mrs. Betty Joyce Hood died Monday, April 12, 2021, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was 81.
A graveside service was held on Saturday, April 17, at 12:30 p.m. at Oxford Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Will Howie officiating. Visitation was held prior to the service from 11 a.m. until noon at Waller Funeral Home.
Born in Oxford to the late William and Jimmie Davis Hazel, Mrs. Hood was a longtime manager for Family Dollar. She also worked as a dental assistant in Seattle, Wash. and in Oxford for Dr. Roy Selvidge. She was a talented gardener and enjoyed spending time outdoors tending to her yard.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy D. Hood of Water Valley; a daughter, Maria Adams of Dallas, Ga.; a step-daughter, Jennifer Hood and her husband, Robert of Southaven; a step-son, Jason Hood and his wife, Lacey of Southaven; two brothers, Jon Hazel and his wife, Denise of Battle Creek, Mich. and Robbie Hazel and his wife, Nancy of Battle Creek, Mich.; six grandchildren. Leah, Casey, Kelsey, Keegan, Kaylee and Tucker; and two great-grandchildren, Jake and Maddie.
Expressions of sympathy should be made to the ASPCA via https://www.aspca.org/ or the charity of your choice.
Keith Edward Savage
BANNER – Keith Edward Savage of Banner died in an automobile accident on Thursday, April 15, 2021. He was 61.
Keith was born March 1, 1960, in Chicago, Ill. to Harold Savage and the late Dorothy Savage. After high school, Keith joined the United States Army, where he faithfully served our country in Germany. After returning home, Keith went to college and obtained a degree in horticulture. Afterwards, Keith worked in the maintenance field and later as an automotive body repair man. With his love for motorcycles, he was a member of the White Knuckle Riders. Keith also loved working on and repairing cars, where the pride in his work showed.
Visitation was held Monday, April 19, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Services followed at 6 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Bro. Billy Childs officiating.
Keith is survived by his partner of over 20 years, Maria Filippi; two sons, Michael Savage (Elizabeth) of New Albany, Michael Filippi Jr. (Christy) of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Tabitha Torres (Emanuel) of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Kurt Savage (Leronda) of Water Valley; four sisters, Colleen Craven, Suzette Dufrene, Denise Welch (Jeff), all of Water Valley, and Linda Savage (Bill) of Cedar Lake, Ind.; five grandchildren; seven nieces; and five nephews.
Along with his mother, Keith was preceded in death by one brother, Kenny Savage; and one nephew, “Little” Jimmy Yodual.
BENWOOD – Mrs. Faye Summers, a lifelong resident of the Benwood community and the widow of Frank Summers, Jr., died at her residence Tuesday, April 13, 2021. She was 94. She was born to the late Robert Jackson (Rob) Murphree and Lenna Boyle Murphree on May 7, 1926.
She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She possessed a keen mind and a remarkable memory; she was an asset to people interested in genealogy research. Faye was a person of many talents and especially enjoyed making and giving away beautiful quilts. She dearly loved her family (extending to cousins, nieces and nephews), her neighbors and her many friends.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanne Carol McKibben of Water Valley and Glenda Ruth Davis of Abbeville; six grandchildren, Heather Sullivan, Bobby Summers, Rebecca Hurt, Josh Davis, Zack Davis and Elizabeth McDougal; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean Scobey of Coffeeville; two nephews, David Scobey and Mark Scobey, both of Coffeeville; and a dear special friend, Carol Howell of Coffeeville.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her son, Robert Dewey (Bobby) Summers.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 16, at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery near Coffeeville with Rev. Billy Hill officiating. Family and friends gathered one hour prior to the service Friday at New Hope Baptist Church. McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada was in charge of arrangements.
Josh Davis, Little Josh Davis, Zack Davis, Samy McCracken, Bobby Summers and Tate Summers honored Faye by serving as pallbearers. David Scobey and Mark Scobey served as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be directed to the New Hope Cemetery Fund.
Vincent Grae Wilson
WATER VALLEY – Vincent Grae Wilson was born Wednesday, April 7, 2021, to Chris and Chelsea Wilson of Water Valley, and welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Friday April 9, 2021. He was loved and cherished before he even arrived, and his much anticipated life was a gift to Chris and Chelsea.
A private graveside service was held Friday, April 16, 2021, in the Elam Church Cemetery in Coffeeville with Bro. Josh Westmoreland officiating.
In addition to his parents, Vincent was survived by his grandparents, Gary and Jane Snider, and Brian and Cindy Wilson, all of Water Valley.