WATER VALLEY – Mary Bunch died Friday, September 16, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was 72.
Mary was born May 6, 1950 to the late Lester and Marentha (Macnalley) Smith. She was outgoing, happy, and very much a free spirit. She retired from Humco Chemicals in Memphis. Mary loved talking on the phone and was considered the family news reporter, keeping everyone up to date on the latest happenings. Mary also loved going to yard sales and doing word search puzzles. But nothing meant anymore to her than her grandchildren, whom she dearly loved. She will be greatly missed.
A memorial service to honor Mary’s memory was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 19, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home.
Mary is survived by two sons, Randy Parks and Jason Parks (Shannon); one brother, James Smith (Betty); one sister, Christine Brown (Phillip); six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
As well as her parents, Mary was preceded in death by seven brothers; and three sisters.
Roy Bennett Mixon
WATER VALLEY – Roy Bennett Mixon, 91, died Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi.
A graveside service was held Friday, September 16, at 2 p.m. at Orwood Cemetery with Michael Duckworth officiating. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Mixon was born on July 7, 1931, to the late Sydney and Sally Mixon. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean War before returning home to begin his career as a carman for the railroad. He worked for the railroad for over 40 years.
Mr. Mixon enjoyed time spent on his farm, caring for his cows and spending hours on his tractor tending to his land. He was ordained a minister in the late 1970s, and his unwavering faith and devotion to God stayed with him throughout his entire life. A member of Union West Baptist Church, Mr. Mixon loved to sing old hymns and visit with his fellow church members. He was married for 68 years to his beloved wife, Patsy, and cherished time with his family. Mr. Mixon is remembered as a loving father and grandfather, always supporting and looking after his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Mixon; siblings, Mary Alice Swindle, James Mixon, Lawrence Mixon, Grace Elliott, Harold Mixon, Gerald Mixon and Sarah Ann McMinn; his son, Gary Mixon; and daughter-in-law, Karen Mixon.
Mr. Mixon is survived by his daughter, Pamela Duckworth and her husband, Michael, of Hernando; a son, Paul Mixon of Oxford; and granddaughter, Laura Ceballos and her husband, Andre, of Nesbit.