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Obituaries 03/02/2023

Nadene Webster Dye

COFFEEVILLE – Clara Nadene Webster Dye, 80, of Coffeeville went to her forever home Friday, February 24, 2023 at Baptist Memorial in Oxford. Her family was by her side.
Nadene was born May 29, 1942, in Cleveland to the late Oscar and Anna (Baker) Webster. She was well known for her loving, patient and forgiving nature, attributes that would mold her into the person many came to know and love. Nadene attended and graduated from the school system in Shaw. While in school she became very interested in photography and became the class photographer, learning a skill she would use later in her career.

After graduation, she went to work for Baxters in Cleveland. It was during this time she met and married the love of her life, Bobby Dye. After having four of her five children, she took a leap of faith and went back to school and received a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught math in a number of different school districts, most notably at Yalobusha Academy. Wherever she taught, her love of photography always had her involved with the annual staff. When she wasn’t teaching or attending to her family, she found great joy in sewing, thrifting and spending time with those she loved.

Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 27, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 2 until 3 p.m. The funeral service followed with Bro. Haskell Rhodes officiating. Burial was in Coffeeville City Cemetery.

Nadene is survived by five children, Tami Dye of Coffeeville, Kelly (Noel) Hughes of Coffeeville, Keith (Kelly) Dye of Cleveland, Kevin (Tracy) Dye of Scobey, and Alisha Will) Harlow of Holcomb; 10 grandchildren, Candace, Ryan, Drew, Blake, Dale, Martin, Hunter, Carlie, Cade and Lila; 12 great-grandchildren.

Nadene was preceded in death by her parents and husband of fifty-nine years, Bobby Dye.

Billy Rodger Hillhouse

BANNER – Billy Rodger Hillhouse, 63, of Banner passed from this life on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 at Bruce Community Living Center.

Billy was born August 7, 1959, in Water Valley to Oneal (Tutor) Hillhouse and the late Billy Eugene Hillhouse. He was the kind of man who liked leading a quiet, down-to-earth life. Billy is described by his family as a very tenderhearted and caring man who loved being able to help others when able. After attending school in Bruce, he went to work for Brookwood furniture in

Bruce and later became a logger for Alton and Russell Edwards – a job he truly enjoyed until health issues precluded him from working. Billy enjoyed simple pleasures like watching TV, reading, and spending time on his computer. But his family, whom he loved, was his greatest pleasure.

Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 27, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 10 until 11 a.m. The service followed in the Henry Chapel at Seven Oaks with Bro. Doug Orlando officiating. Burial was in Drivers Flat Cemetery.

Billy is survived by his mother, Ms Oneal Hillhouse; one sister, Pam (Billy) Howell; and one nephew, Dustin Howell.

He was preceded in death by his father Billy (Eugene) Hillhouse; grandparents Leslie and Mary Hillhouse and Roscoe and Pauline Tutor.

Ladelle Robinson

WATER VALLEY – Ladelle Robinson departed this life for her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Ladelle was born October 22, 1951 to the late Percy and Mattie (Williams) Robinson of Water Valley. After leaving Davidson High School, she began working at Holley Carburetor before spending the next 30 plus years as a USDA Food Inspector, a job from which she retired. She is described by her family as a very hard working and dedicated woman of faith. Her faith was a great testimony as she served in her church and loved her family. Ladelle loved reading and studying her Bible. She loved spending time with her grandkids playing “UNO!” and spending late weekend nights talking with her girls. Ladelle also loved watching old black and white movies, TV classics such as Andy Griffith and Bonanza, playing bingo on her tablet, and cooking. She was known for her potato salad, German chocolate cake, and her banana pudding known in Water Valley as Aunt Delle’s banana pudding. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Visitation was held Friday, Feb. 24, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 4 until 6 p.m. A funeral service honoring her life was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Sanders Chapel. Pastor Mitchell Steen officiated. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Ladelle is survived by her four children, Ken (Casandra) Folson, Jessica (Markee) Telford, Matt (Tonya) Jackson, and Nick (Dominique) Robinson; four siblings, Tony (Elaine) Robinson, Ruth (James) Weekly, Valerie (Dwight) Burgess and Rose (Albert) Willingham; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Percy Robinson, Jr., Ronald Robinson, James Robinson; and three sisters, Mattie Davidson, Debra Robinson, and Kim Robinson.

Karen Merrill

TILLATOBA – Mrs. Karen Patricia Bell Merrill, 66, of Tillatoba, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford.

Karen was born November 9, 1956, in Michigan to Ray Jr. and Opal Dunn Bell. While she spent most of her working life as a factory worker, she was also a devoted homemaker. Karen’s heart was in loving and being with her family. She found great enjoyment in cooking delicious meals and watching those she loved enjoy them. She will be missed for many years to come.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 24, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service with Rev. Damon Tipton officiating. Interment followed in Union Cemetery at Tillatoba.

Survivors include her son, Michael (Phebia) Merrill of Grenada; father, Ray Bell, Jr. of Tillatoba; a sister, Deborah (Tommy) McCool of Tillatoba; a brother, Ronald (Elissa) Bell of Oklahoma City, Okla; three grandchildren, Victoria Merrill, Nicholas Merrill and Veronica Chambers; and one great-grandchild, Isabelle Chambers.

Karen was preceded in death by her mother; her husband, James Michael Merrill; and a brother, Thomas Ray Bell.

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