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Chandra Dawn Perkins
Chandra Dawn Perkins, 54, of Coffeeville, passed away at her residence on Thursday, November 4, 2021. She was born in Water Valley to James Aubrey and Gladys Avent Williams Perkins on March 19, 1967.
Dawn was a devoted homemaker and made it a priority to make anyone welcome in her home or in her presence. While Dawn enjoyed many hobbies, traveling ranked at the top – she always looked forward to her next adventure. Dawn truly had a servant’s heart and was the definition of a “selfless” individual always willing to offer a helping hand to someone in need. Dawn was a faithful and devoted member of the First Assembly of God in Water Valley. While Dawn had endured much heartache in her lifetime, especially the death of her only child, she had the peace in her heart that only comes from heaven. While many of us grieve in this tremendous loss, we find comfort in knowing Dawn held in her soul the cure to death, a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 8, 2021 at the First Assembly of God in Water Valley with Rev. Keith Burney officiating. Interment followed in the Coffeeville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jay Allen, Ross Burney, Gaylon Gray, Michael Ingram, Eddie Perkins and Ronnie Stark. McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sisters, Debra Beckwith (Jerry), Jennifer Martin (Scott) and Tammy Perkins (Eddie), all of Coffeeville; two brothers, Ronnie Perkins of Coffeeville and Ronnie Stark of Water Valley; and a host of nieces, nephews and countless friends who loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeremy Cole Tharpe and a brother, Gary Lynn Perkins.
Carey Wade Tackett
COFFEEVILLE – Carey Wade Tackett, 54, of Coffeeville, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021 at his residence. He was born April 25, 1967 in Red Bay, Ala. to the late James Edwin Tackett and Susan Ann Lucas Mason.
Carey had worked at Eljer Plumbing in Verona for a number of years. He also worked as an installer for Dish Network. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially loved to hunt when in season.
Memorial service plans are private.
Survivors include three daughters, Brittany Fairhurst of Huntsville, Ala., Karmen Tackett of Mantachie and Jessica Rogers of Dorsey; one son, Thomas Underwood (Amanda) of Mantachie; one sister, Angela Perry of Hattiesburg; three brothers, Keith Tackett (Darren Crow) of Saltillo, Tim Jones of Fulton and Brad Tackett (Rebecca) of Hattiesburg; five grandchildren, Madison Underwood, Colton Rogers, Camden Rogers, Pyper Tackett and Greyson Underwood; and his step-mother, Jackie Januls.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dawn Tackett; son, Jeremy Tharpe; and grandparents, Carl Tackett, Louise Self, Alvie Lucas and Willard Lucas.
Emma Estelle Tutor
Emma Estelle Tutor, age 73, of Water Valley passed from this life on Friday, November 5, 2021, at the Yalobusha County Nursing Home in Water Valley. She was born June 6, 1948, in Water Valley to the late Raymond and Dorothy (Shepherd) Tutor. Emma was a life-long resident of Water Valley. She had a tender and loving heart, and always had a nice word to say. Emma was remembered by her family as outgoing, she enjoyed shopping, putting together puzzles and adult coloring but nothing meant more to her than her family, which she adored.
Visitation was held Tuesday, November 9, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 2 to 3 p.m. Services followed at 3 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Dr. Bob Hill officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Emma is survived by one sister, Karen Stricklin (David); one uncle, Billy Shepherd of Independence; two aunts, Mavice Wallace (Leon) of Water Valley, and Carolyn Rowsey (Kenneth) of Meridian.
Along with her parents, Emma was preceded in death by one brother, James Tutor.
Janie J. White
WATER VALLEY – Janie J. White, 73, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at her home in Water Valley.
A walk-through visitation is scheduled Friday, Nov. 12 , from 5 to 7 p.m. at Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home Chapel in Water Valley. Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. at Union Hill C.M.E. Church located at 3630 Country Road 225.