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Kate Lynn Adams
WATER VALLEY – Kate Lynn Adams departed her earthly home on Thursday, November 12, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born on July 23, 1946, in Water Valley to the late Hosea and Marine Joiner. She accepted Christ at an early age at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church where she was a faithful member and served on the Mother Board.
The wake is scheduled Thursday, November 18, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 4 until 7 p.m. Services will follow at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 19, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks. Pastor Preston Gleeton Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in the Old New Providence Cemetery in Panola County.
Kate graduated from Patton Lane High School in Batesville. After graduating, she worked for Thermos and Big Yank until her health failed. She was also the neighborhood caregiver where she earned the title, Mama Kate. When she wasn’t wearing the hat of being a caregiver, Kate enjoyed gardening and word puzzles.
Kate was truly loved by her family. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She leaves to cherish her beautiful memories two daughters, Donna Woodard and Jennifer Adams, both of Batesville; three sons, Tracey (Brenda) Adams of Charlotte, N.C., Epsi James Adams of Batesville and Curtis (Aisha) Adams of Statham, Ga.; two sisters: Ernestine (Fred) Copeland of Lakeland, Fla. and Lorraine Williams of New Orleans, La.; four sisters-in-law; Brenda Joiner, Essie Joiner, and Betty Joiner Morgan, all of Batesville, and Betty Jones of Oxford. She also leaves four grandchildren, Chiquita, Latoya, Katelyn and William, along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins to carry on her sweet memories.
She is preceded in death by one sister and four brothers: Dorette Webb, Verdie Lee Joiner, Alvin Joiner, David Joiner and Roy Jones.
Jimmy Dale Fly, Sr.
CHARLESTON – Jimmy Dale Fly Sr, age 66, passed away Thursday evening November 11, 2021, at Baptist North Mississippi in Oxford.
The family received friends on Sunday, November 14, from 5 until 7 p.m. in The Chapel of Newsom Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Monday, November 15, in The chapel of Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston. Interment followed at Goshen Cemetery Coffeeville,.
Jimmy Dale was a longtime member of Bear Lake Hunting Club, former owner of Napa Auto Parts in Charleston, Scout Master of Troop 3. He retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation after 16 years and was known as a great loving father and grandfather, and a very hard-working man.
Those whom he leaves behind to remember and carry on his legacy include his son, Jimmy Fly (Mary) of Charleston; his grandson, Denman Fly of Charleston; a sister, Francine Glass (William) of Charleston; and brother, John William Fly of Grenada.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Fly Sr and Minnie Calder Fly, one sister, Barbara Fike, and four brothers, Joe A. Jr, Marion, Bob, and Keith Fly.
In lieu of flowers the family request you make contributions to the following: Tallahatchie County Rally for a Cure, PO Box 971, Charleston, MS 38921; or Faith Food Pantry, 705 George Payne Cossar, Charleston, MS 38921.
James Elbert Gordon, Sr.
WATER VALLEY – James Elbert Gordon Sr, age 85, passed from this life Monday, November 15, 2021, at the V.A. home in Oxford.
Born June 18, 1936 in Water Valley, he was a son of the late Elmer and Elvie (Walker) Gordon. James was a life-long resident of Water Valley and honorably served our country in the United States Army. In 1960, during his time in the Army, James married his wife Virginia, better known as “Lou.”
After his service, James continued his passion for working with his hands. He practiced his craft at a number of different Ford dealerships, including Hendricks Machine Shop in Water Valley. In 1964, he and “Lou” bought property and opened Gordon’s Repair Shop on Hwy 315 where he worked until his retirement. James was always proud of his service and became a vital member of VFW post 4100 in Water Valley where he served in many capacities. In 2001, James also served as the state VFW Commander, a position which brought him much pride. In his free time, James loved to fly his own plane, operate heavy machinery and spend time in Ocean Springs with his family.
Visitation is planned for Thursday, November 18, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Services will follow at 1 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Bro. Bobby Jones officiating. Burial will be in Walker Cemetery.
James is survived by one son, John Gordon (Jean) of Water Valley; two granddaughters, Renae Johnson (Barrett) and Jayme Gordon, all of Batesville; one daughter-in-law, Susan Gordon Carlisle of Batesville; two step grand-children, Terri Hensley and Bobbie Maness; and his companion for 12 years, Dorothy Gardner.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Gordon; one son, James Gordon, Jr; two sisters, Virginia Donaldson and Faye Nelson; and one step grand-son, Robert “Jr” Maness.