Mary L. Cain
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Mrs. Mary L. Cain, 86, died Thursday, September 2, 2021, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice in Albertville, Ala. Services were held Monday, September 6 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Rev. Chris Wiseman and Rev. Ronnie Dickerson officiated. Burial followed in Eastover Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Cain was born on September 26, 1934, in Oxford to the late Vaughn and Cora Hopper Raines and was the widow of Mr. Calvin Franklin Cain, Sr. She was a founding member of College Hill Heights Baptist Church where she remained an active and beloved member throughout her life. Mrs. Cain loved horses and spent her weekends and Sunday afternoons horseback riding. It was well known that if Mrs. Cain was late to church, she rode her horse to church. Later in life when she was not able to continue horseback riding, she rode a mule. She worked at Emerson Electric before moving to Wal-Mart, where she retired.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann Ellison and her husband, Rick, of Sylacauga, Ala. and Carol Cain of Boaz, Ala.; three sons, Michael Franklin Cain and his wife, Kathy, of Tennessee, Calvin Franklin “Frank” Cain, Jr. of Oxford,and William Alan “Weaver” Cain and his wife, Renee, of Water Valley; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Cain’s memory may be made to College Hill Heights Baptist Church, 147 CR 102, Oxford, MS 38655.
David Earnest DeHetre, II
HOUSTON, Texas – David Earnest DeHetre II, age 38, of Houston, Texas died peacefully Sunday, Aug 29, 2021 at Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center in New Mexico. His loving wife and sister-in-law, Lovie Rodela were at his side when he took his last breath.
Born May 7, 1983 in Las Vegas, Nevada, he was the son of the late David DeHetre of Water Valley and April Carter of Sarah. David worked for Pipeline Industries as a pipeline fitter. His greatest joy was spending time with his wife and four children whom he loved dearly.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 11 at 11 a.m. at Sylva Rena Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of seven years, Heather DeHetre of Houston; two sons, David DeHetre of Bruce and Drake Edwards of Houston; two daughters Alexis Kordik of Water Valley and Layla DeHetre of Houston; his grandfather, Charles DeHetre of Erie, Pa.; his mother, April Carter (Ronald) of Sarah, his step-mom, Rosita DeHetre of Water Valley; two sisters, Sunshine Kinsey of Myrtle and Antonina “Nina” Coleman (Billy) of Houston, Miss.; along with Kyle DeHetre (Becky) of Altus, Okla., Nicholas DeHetre (Regina), Jonathan DeHetre (Lexi) both of Water Valley and a host of nieces and nephews, other family members and friends.
In addition to his father, David was preceded in death by both of his grandmothers, Antonina Rashelof and Virginia Kinsey; one grandfather, Donald Kinsey; and a niece, Virginia Coleman.
George Paul Fly
COFFEEVILLE – Mr. George Paul Fly of Coffeeville, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at his residence. He was 87.
Mr. Fly was born June 22, 1934 in Yalobusha County to Fletcher, Sr. and Louise Bankston Fly. He spent most of his working life in the timber industry working for the U.S. Forest Service and as a logger and sawmiller. He honorably served our country in the United States Army and was a member of the Sylva Rena Baptist Church.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, at the Goshen Cemetery near Coffeeville. McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Connie Fly Smith of Horn Lake, Wanda Fly Burrowes of Coffeeville and Mandy Bardo (Michael) of Coffeeville; two sons, Ricky Fly (Dotty) of Grenada and Jason Fly of Batesville; two brothers, Benny Fly and Fletcher Fly, Jr., both of Coffeeville; 10 grandchildren, Jessica Fly, Matt Burrowes (Tiffany), Josh Burrowes (Jennifer), Andy Bardo, Alyssa Smith, Charles Smith, Paul Douglas Fly, Ben Fly, Mason Fly and Andrew Fly; and eleven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carla Fly; two sons, George Paul Fly, Jr. and Jesse Caleb Fly, and a brother, William Roy Fly.
Pallbearers will be Andy Bardo, Steve Cummings, Bubba Martin, Bryan McCullough, Homer Melton, Alex Pipkin, Donnie Pipkin and Ed Stevens.
Ralph Allen Griffin
BATESVILLE – Ralph Allen Griffin of Batesville, died Thursday, September 2, 2021 at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was 58.
Ralph was born in Batesville to Shirley Ann Hurst, and the late Robert Alvin Griffin on July 21, 1963. He started working at an early age and was focused on making his way in the world. It is said that he was “all about work.” He started in the construction field and continued this endeavor until he became too ill to work. When he did take time for himself, which wasn’t often, he like working on old cars and reading, especially Louis L’Amour Western novels.
Visitation was held Tuesday, September 7, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Afterwards his family traveled to Forest Memorial Park in Batesville for a graveside service will be held after arrival. Bro Raymond Aven officiated.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Sandra Griffin of Water Valley; two sons, Brandon Griffin and Bobby Griffin, both of Batesville; one daughter, Haley Westerfield, of Batesville; three step-sons, Christopher Clements of Alexander City, Ala., Clifton Clements (Megan) of Batesville and Cory Clements of Walls; two brothers, Robert Griffin (Holly) of Paige, Texas and Wade Griffin (Denise) of Batesville; three sisters, Nancy Ivy (Jimmy) of Bruce, Marie Jamison of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. and Christie Griffin (Todd) of Batesville; and 18 grandchildren.
Ralph was preceded in death by his father Robert Griffin.
Georgia Ann Hervey
WATER VALLEY – Georgia Ann Hervey, known as Momma, Auntie, More, and Madea, made her transition home on August 28, 2021. She was surrounded by family.
Georgia was born on July 23, 1929, in Water Valley, Mississippi to the late Lewis and Leona Riley. She was united in matrimony to the late William Hervey. Leaving to God’s eternal care are three daughters, Patricia Renee Ison (George) of Oxford, Floree Holmes of Water Valley and Ever Lee Hervey of Tupelo; a loving son, William Hervey, Jr. of New Orleans, La.; a special nephew, Michael Booker-Arnold; two special granddaughters, Qua’shadra Hervey (TT) and Edith Woodall (Gook), all of Water Valley; two special great grandchildren “Bossieman” (KC) and Sista Gal (Zy), both of Water Valley; and a special great-great-granddaughter, Ranaih, “that little fass girl” as she would say, of Aberdeen. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends, grandchildren, great-great grand children and great, great, great grandchildren.
Georgia was preceded in death by her sister, Agness Edell Riley Booker; one son, Willie L. Hervey; two daughters, Georgiann Marie Hervey and JoAnn Woodall; and two grandsons, D’Anthony McCollins and Bobby Baker.
Visitation was held Friday, September 3 in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Services were held Saturday, September 4 at noon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks. Rev. Gary Pomerlee officiated. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery.