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Obituaries 08/04/2022

James L. Hughes

COFFEEVILLE – Mr. James L. “Bill” Hughes, Jr., 81, of Coffeeville, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford.
Bill was born August 25, 1940 in Oakland to James L. Sr., and Grace Evelyn Denley Hughes. Bill enjoyed a long career working for the Mississippi Department of Transportation. After retirement he owned and operated a lawn service in the Coffeeville area. Bill was a member of First Baptist Church – Coffeeville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at First Baptist Church Coffeeville with Rev. Truman Scarborough and Rev. Craig Baker officiating. Interment followed in the Coffeeville Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Joyce Morris Hughes; a sister-in-law, Myrtle Morris of Calhoun City; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Peggy Jo Morris; and brothers-in-law, Thomas “Goose” Morris and Dale Morris.

Dorothy Mae Hughes

COFFEEVILLE – Dorothy Mae Savely Hughes of Coffeeville passed peacefully on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at the Sunshine Healthcare Facility in Pontotoc. She was 85.
Dorothy was born December 21, 1936, in Union County to John Abbott and Libby Mae (Russell) Savely. She graduated from Ingomar High School and immediately went to work managing a grocery store in Memphis. In 1973 she and Boyd moved to Coffeeville, where Dorothy was a co-owner of “The Other Place” stores in Coffeeville and Water Valley for many years. Until her health began to fail, she was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. In her spare time, she loved to read.
Visitation was held Friday, July 29 in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Services followed at noon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Bro. Raymond Aven officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery with her nephews serving as pallbearers.
Dorothy is survived by one brother, Jack (Sandra) Savely of Pontotoc; one sister, Nancy (Paul B.) Floyd of New Albany; and many nephews and nieces.
Along with her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Boyd Hughes; one daughter, Linda Cannon; three brothers, John David Savely, Paul Savely and Richard Savely; and four sisters, Doris Caldwell, Marie Jones, Martha Ann Mayo and Elizabeth Berryhill.

Howard E. Tucker

OXFORD – Rev. Howard E. Tucker, 65, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Visitation will be Friday, August 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford. A memorial service will immediately follow at 2 p.m., also at Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford. Rev. Walter Goldsmith will officiate. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Tucker was born January 26, 1957, in Macon. He grew up a very educated man, receiving his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and his Master’s degree in Seminary from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.. He served as the pastor of Silver City United Methodist Church in Silver City and First United Methodist Church in Belzoni. Rev. Tucker was valued as a strong, Christian man who always took care of his family and friends. He was an active member of Oxford University United Methodist Church, and he adored his church family. He was an incredibly personable and loving friend, who had a way of making others feel comfortable around him.
He was an avid outdoorsman, and he enjoyed nothing more than a good fishing trip. Rev. Tucker also loved anything and everything Ole Miss. He was a die-hard fan, and he was very proud to be a part of the Ole Miss Alumni family. Mr. Tucker will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Rev. Tucker is survived by his daughter, Natalie (Charles) Bowen of Oxford; his two sons, Stephen (Neely Morrow) Tucker of Paris and Wesley (Sydney) Tucker of Okinawa, Japan; four granddaughters, Calie (Joey) Branson, Ally Bowen, Ginny Lou Tucker and Lila Kate Johnson; five grandsons, Brett Bowen, James Reece Johnson, Braxton Wayne Burke, Brendan Tucker and Isaac Tucker; one sister, June (Tim) Weisheim of Lebanon, Ind.; two brothers, Neal Tucker of Crawford and Joe (Nancy) Tucker of Baton Rouge, La.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Rev. Tucker was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Tucker and Mary Christopher Tucker.
Donations and memorials in honor of Rev. Howard E. Tucker may be made to the donor’s choice of Sanctuary Hospice House (5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801), First United Methodist Church of Belzoni (202 Castleman St., Belzoni, MS 39038), or Silver City United Methodist Church (100 Front St., Silver City, MS 39166).

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