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Obituaries 10/07/21

Richard Lynn Anderson
RIPLEY, Tenn. – Richard Lynn Anderson, age 64, of Ripley, Tenn. died unexpectedly at the Lauderdale Community Hospital in Ripley, Tenn. on Sunday, October 3, 2021,
Richard was born July 22, 1957, in Memphis, Tenn. to the late John and Esther (Nelson) Anderson. He was a self-proclaimed “hard working man.” After school, Richard’s life focused on work. He loved electrical work and began working construction and maintenance on power lines. He later became an electrician working for different companies in Memphis including Gusmas Electric Company. He continued this line of work until his health precluded him from working. His passions were simple and included Ole Miss and Tennessee football. Being a lover of all things outdoors, he was also an avid fisherman and hunter.
Visitation is planned for Thursday, October 7, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 10 until 11 a.m. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley with Tom Anderson officiating.
Richard is survived by two brothers, Tom Anderson (Stephanie) of Water Valley and John Anderson (Jane) of North Carolina; one sister, Teresa Anderson of North Carolina; as well as five nephews and nieces.
Richard was preceded in death by both of his parents.

Janice Dawn Thorton Campbell
COFFEEVILLE – Janice Dawn Thornton Campbell, 64, of Coffeeville, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center – Grenada.
Dawn was born August 8, 1957 in Grenada to Q.T. and Mary Rounsaville Thornton. She worked as a military ammunition inspector at Winchester in Oxford. She was a devoted member of the Shiloh Cowboy Church. Dawn will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, as well as a loyal and loving friend. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 2, at the Broadstreet Cemetery near Coffeeville. Pallbearers were Bud Adams, Tony Bell, Braxton Coleman, Blake Logan, Douglas Logan, Hoyt Logan, Clayton Thornton and Tanner Thornton. McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Krystle Harris (Jonathan) of Grenada; two sons, Jimmy Corder of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Josh Campbell of Coffeeville; two brothers, Dale Thornton of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Mike Thornton of Coffeeville; and two grandchildren, Kaylee and Weston Harris.
Dawn was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Donna Logan.
Memorials may be directed to the Shiloh Cowboy Church.

Van Carlton Goode
TILLATOBA – Mr. Van Carlton Goode, Sr., 88, of Tillatoba, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021 at his residence.  He was born July 28, 1933 in Como to Van and Nancy Wolfe Goode.
Mr. Goode was a retired diesel mechanic and attended Tillatoba Baptist Church.  An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed running his bulldozer and working his cows.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 8 at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service with interment following at Union Cemetery at Tillatoba. Rev. Mike Ramage will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening and one hour prior to the service Friday, all at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Chris Goode, Micah Goode, Skyler Heigh, Devon Huffman, Fischer Huffman and Kyle Shelton.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Andrew Kerr and Ed Wilks.
Survivors include his wife, Sheryn Goode; three daughters, Linda Shelton (David) of Nesbit, Dana Huffman(Lee) of Bartlett, Tenn. and Sonja Mercer (Joel) of Arlington, Tenn.; two sisters, Sarah Tillman and Ruth Jaudon, both of Batesville; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Van Goode, Jr. and Johnny Goode; a sister, Ruby Tubbs; and a granddaughter, Susan Myrick.
Memorials may be directed to the Union Cemetery Fund.

Julia Lois Crocker Gore
COFFEEVILLE – Mrs. Julia Lois Crocker Gore, 93, of Coffeeville passed away Friday, October 1, 2021 at the Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. She was born July 10, 1928 in Yalobusha County to Raymond Rudolph, Sr. and Julia Woodall Crocker. She was a devoted homemaker who possessed remarkable skills in quilting and canning food. She had been a devoted member of Elam Baptist Church since 1950. She also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 4, at the Elam Cemetery with Rev. Jim Gore and Rev. Kevin Smith officiating. Pallbearers were Kimbell Alexander, Charles Bennett, Max Benoist, Bradley Gore, Tyler Gore, Buzzy Revell and Pawan Jeet Singh. McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Carl Wayne Gore (Eleanor Neal) of Scobey and William Gore (Janice) of Grenada; one sister, Dorothy Carroll of Winnsboro, La.; two brothers, Leon Crocker of Charleston and Jesse Crocker of Oakland; three grandchildren, Bradley Gore (Tiffany) of Grenada, Lindsey Singh (Pawan Jeet) of Picayune and Tyler Gore (Kay Lee) of Water Valley; four great-grandchildren, Grant Gore, Mabry Gore, Allison Seiber and Hannah Singh.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Gore; five sisters and seven brothers.

Hazel Mae Phillips
WATER VALLEY –Hazel Mae Phillips traded her earthly life for eternal life with her Lord on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. The daughter of the late Jessie and Estella Jefferson Neely, she was born February 10, 1933, in Water Valley.
Hazel Mae, as she was called, was reared in a Christan home. She accepted Christ as an early age and was baptized at Green Goshen C.M.E. Church in Water Valley where she remained an active member until her death. Hazel had a beautiful voice and was member of the choir. On many occasions, she, along with her husband and father-in-law, would be asked to sing at different churches throughout the area.
She was united in matrimony to Freddie Phillips, Sr. on August 11, 1951, and to this union nine beautiful children were born. Hazel was a very family-oriented person and a doting mother. She absolutely loved her children and always found comfort in just being able to see them. She also loved harvest season, cooking, going to church, going to yard sales and antique furniture shopping.
She was employed as a bus driver by Water Valley School District and retired after 15 years of service.
Her memories will be cherished, and her legacy will be continued by her children, Freddie Phillips, Jr. (Bobbie) of Horn Lake, Pastor Michael Phillips (Sherry) of Water Valley, Georgia P. Barry (Tommie) of Memphis, Tenn., Mary H. Rockette (Franklin), Margaret Bradford, Linda P. Johnson (Henry), and Carla P. Baskin (Rodney) all of Water Valley; 26 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; a special niece, Bobbie Faye Adams of Water Valley; a special nephew, Larry Phillips of Dallas, Texas; her caretaker, Betty Ann Rucker of Water Valley; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Phillips, Sr.; sons, Russell Phillips and James Marshall Phillips; grandchildren, Fredye Joanna Baskin and Thomas Leonard Barry; her parents; and all her siblings, Joe Lewis Neely, James Wilson Caldwell, Roger Caldwell, K.T. Jefferson, Jessie Neely, Jr., Mary Matthew, Virtia Lee Brown, Johnnie Taylor, Fred Earl Neely and L.Z. Neely.

Georgia Laverne Thompson
WATER VALLEY – Georgia Laverne (Harmon) Thompson, age 93, of Water Valley, MS passed from this life Thursday, September 30, 2021, at the Yalobusha County Nursing Home. She was born in Delay to the late Richard and Rosa (Holmes) Harmon.
Laverne had a servant’s heart which showed in the job she performed at St. Josephs Hospital in Memphis, where she assisted in the treatment of children with polio. Later, after she and Archie moved back to Water Valley, she went to work at Big Yank for many years until her health precluded her from continuing. She was a down-to-earth woman who enjoyed many simple pleasures in life including gardening, working with her flowers and reading, especially her Bible. The greatest joy she had was serving The Lord through her membership at Campground Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday School and vacation Bible school teacher.
Georgia is survived by two daughters, Ginger Mills and Sandra Crews, both of Water Valley; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Georgia was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Archie Thompson, Jr.; one son, Larry Dean Thompson; four brothers and four sisters.
Due to Covid concerns, the family will be hold a private service.

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