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Obituaries 10/02/2022

Patricia Jean Bynum

WATER VALLEY – Patricia Jean Bynum, 76, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 29, 2022 at her home in Water Valley.
She was born August 7, 1946, to the late Joseph Newton and Willie Edward Gross. Patricia was known for being a free spirit determined to do the things that brought joy to herself and others. She retired from BorgWarner after more than 30 years of loyal service. Patricia loved to spend her time at the VFW, playing card games, singing karaoke and serving at her church, Sand Hill, and volunteering at Yalobusha General Nursing Home. But nothing meant more to her than spending time with her family, whom she loved dearly.

Patricia is survived by one brother, Joe Curtis (Bobbie) Gross of Courtland; three daughters, Rena (Greg) Calfee of Toccopola; Rita (Shelby) Ladner of New Albany, and Amy (Wesley) Vanlandingham of Coffeeville; one son, Donald (Allison) Raymond Bynum, Jr. of Oxford; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and her special friend, Randal Loyed.

In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Raymond Bynum, Sr.; a son, Randall E. Hadorn; five brothers, Prentiss Gross, James E. Gross, John Gross, J.W. Gross, and J.L. Gross; and one sister, Jeanette Redwine.

Visitation was held Saturday, October 1, at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in the Gardiner Room. Funeral Services followed in the Henry Chapel with Brennan Allen and Virgil Nelson officiating. Internment was at Jumper’s Chapel Cemetery in Water Valley.

Hazel Eugene Hendrix Ferguson

COFFEEVILLE – Mrs. Hazel Eugene Hendrix Ferguson, 93, of Coffeeville, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the Yalobusha General Nursing Home.

She was born October 6, 1928 in Yalobusha County to Will and Lola Koonce Hendrix in a small cabin on Choctaw Road at what is now Grenada Lake. Hazel was a certified nursing assistant and also was a longtime employee of Kellwood. She was a faithful and devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Hazel loved to sew and made her own clothes and those of her niece, Cathy. She also loved to sing and taught Cathy to sing as well.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 5, at Calvary Baptist Church near Coffeeville with Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Clear Springs Cemetery. Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service at Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her niece, Cathy June Pounds DeLuca and her husband, Joe, of Coldwater; and a special friend, Shelby Kendall of Coffeeville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond Newton Ferguson; sister, Sarah Odessa Hubbard Pounds and brother-in-law, John Haven Pounds.

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