Adam Peyton Griffin
Adam Peyton Griffin, age 16, of Water Valley went to be with Jesus Wednesday, July 21, 2021. He was born September 14, 2004, in Oxford. Peyton was a young man with a huge heart that genuinely loved people. As a young boy, he was in the Boy Scouts of America and learned many lessons that he exemplified in his daily life. A couple of those lessons were on how to keep your community clean, which he took to heart by cleaning up around his neighborhood as well as recycling. With his love for working outside, he also enjoyed cutting grass with his grandfather, James. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working with their chickens. Peyton was a member of Woodland Hills Baptist Church.
Visitation was held Saturday, July 24 in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Services immediately followed in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Bro. Rob Jones officiating. Burial was in Sylva Rena Cemetery.
Peyton is survived by his mother, Holly Tidwell; one sister, Mallory Tidwell; maternal grandparents, James and Barbara Griffin; and great-grandparents, James and Ruby Bennett, all of Water Valley; and numerous aunts, uncles, and neighbors who treated him as their own.
Peyton is preceded in death by his step-father, Robert Dale Tidwell; and great-grandparents, Edith Dickey, and Ruthie Griffin. Donation towards final expenses can be made at Seven Oaks Funeral Home.
Shirley McCormick went to her heavenly home Wednesday, July 21, 2021. She was born to the late John and Oleta Karney in Cooper, Texas on December 13, 1946, the third of four children. She was raised in the South Oak Cliff area of Dallas, and graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in 1965.
Shirley married W. A. McCormick on July 19, 1968, and was the mother to three children: James, Deborah, and Carol.
A faithful Christian, Shirley was a life-long member of the Church of Christ. She demonstrated her faith and the goodness of Christ in all she did and was active in many church committees and groups over her lifetime. Shirley attended Tyler Junior College and graduated as a Certified Respiratory Therapist. Shirley then worked for the University of Texas Health Center until she retired. As a retiree, she took up a new hobby of watercolor painting, creating award-winning works that were displayed in art shows and the homes of her family and friends. In 2014, Shirley and her husband, W. A., relocated to Bryan, Texas.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, John and Oleta Karney and her younger sister, Patricia Fields. She is survived by her husband, W. A. McCormick; her children James McCormick (Michele), Deborah Heitmeyer (Jeremy), and Carol Jordan (Dustin); grandchildren Bradley Johnson (Catherine), Brianna Johnson, Bryant McCormick, Brayden McCormick, Brooklyn McCormick, Brailey McCormick, Caden Heitmeyer, Rylen Heitmeyer, Madeline Hadaway (husband Kenneth), and Dmitri Jordan; one great-grandchild, Finnegan Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends gathered to remember Shirley at the Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas, on Sunday, July 25. Interment was in Kurten Cemetery.