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Obituaries 02/08/2024

Ronnie Lee Green

WATER VALLEY – Ronnie (Ron) Lee Green, age 73, an esteemed member of the Water Valley community, passed away on February 3, 2024 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born on February 16, 1950, in Nashville, Ark. to the late Dean and Cleta (Gallaher) Green.

Ron lived a life filled with purpose, exemplifying qualities of kindness, compassion, and generosity. With an outgoing nature, he had a genuine love for connecting with others and brought warmth to every interaction. His dedication to his family and community was unwavering, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Following his graduation from high school in Little Rock, Ark., Ron pursued higher education, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. He carved out a successful career as an engineer in the nuclear industry, retiring with honor from the Entergy Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant. His expertise and commitment were held in high regard by his colleagues and peers.

In addition to his professional achievements, Ron was deeply involved in his faith. He served as a Bible teacher, deacon, and music leader in the Church of Christ, where he touched the lives of countless individuals through his spiritual guidance and devotion.

Ron’s passion for serving extended beyond his professional and faith communities as he proudly served in the Navy from 1971 to 1977.
Ron was a man that found it difficult to be still and in his free time, he had begun exploring the joy of wood working. Above all else, he enjoyed spending time with family.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 7, at Seven Oaks Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
The memory of Ron Green will forever be cherished by his loving wife, Sharon; children, Michelle (Dave) Croenne of Lake City, Fla., Daniel (Joley) Green of Norman, Okla., David Green of Water Valley, Sarah Green of Itta Bena and Rachel (Mikel) Sykes of Grenada; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many special family members.

Along with his parents, Ron was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, Warren Wayson; and one brother, Dennis Green.

Raven Elliece Scroggins

WATER VALLEY – On January 14, 2024, the world lost a bright and beautiful soul as Raven Elliece Scroggins tragically left us. She was born on February 12, 2006, in Oxford, to her loving parents, Thomas Scroggins and Laura Perkins. The passing of this remarkable young woman has left her family, friends, and community heartbroken.

Raven, a student at Water Valley High School, displayed wisdom beyond her years. Although she did not complete her formal education, she possessed a natural curiosity and intellect that allowed her to excel within the classroom. Raven had dreams of attending Northwest Community College to pursue a career in cosmetology, a field she was truly passionate about.

While Raven had an unwavering dedication to her studies, she also knew the importance of balance in life. She cherished the company of her loved ones and found solace in their presence. Whether it was spending time with her family or enjoying the laughter of her friends, Raven’s smile radiated warmth and joy to all those around her.

Raven was known for her adventurous spirit and love for outdoor activities. Whether she was riding horses, playing softball, or engaging in powerlifting, she approached every new endeavor with gusto and determination. Her fearlessness and drive were truly inspiring, and she never shied away from challenges or pushing herself to new heights. In her short time with us, Raven touched the lives of so many with her kindness, compassion, and willingness to help others. Her community will forever remember her for her unique sense of humor, infectious silliness, and her ability to make everyone feel at ease. Raven’s vibrant personality and spirit will forever remain etched in our memories.

Raven is survived by her parents Tommy Scroggins (Deadra), and Laura Perkins; her siblings, Houston Scroggins, Brayden Scroggins, Bella Scroggins, and Aiden Myers; her grandparents, Thomas (De) Scroggins, and John and Annette Reynolds; and her aunts, Paige Hollinger and Kayla Reynolds.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother Mary Griggs.

A time of remembrance and visitation will be held in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 8.

Martha Love Woodard

WATER VALLEY – Martha Love Woodard, 94, entered her eternal rest on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at her home at 519 Edgefield Street. She was born February, 11, 1929, in Oakland to Willie Brice Love and Lottie Lee Love Wright.

Martha attended school in Oakland. She accepted Christ at an early age and united with Spring Hill North M.B. Church. She moved to Gary, Ind. in 1967, where she worked in restaurants. She later returned to Water Valley and her home church, Spring Hill, and served faithfully until her health failed.

Martha met and married the loved of her life, Alvin Woodard, Sr., and they shared a happy life until his death. After his death, she worked at Northeast Mississippi Regional Center as a foster parent and loved working with clients.

Martha was a very devoted family woman who enjoyed helping others. She always looked out for her family and others in the community. She would babysit for young parents so that they could work.

The homegoing service was held Sunday, Feb. 3, at Everdale M.B. Church with Rev. Sammy Townes officiating. Pallbearers were Eric Buckley, Javon Morgan, Michal Turner and Jordan Morgan. Clark-Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Family members Martha leaves to cherish her memories are two daughters, Reanna (Bill) Turner and Annie Joyce (Don) Bailey of Water Valley; one son, Harry Love of Crown Point, Ind.; one live-in granddaughter, Tracy Love of Water Valley; two sisters, Clotee Love of Chicago, Ill., and Mary Eliza Barton of Crown Point, Ind.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; two special friends/caregivers, Lurlene Burden and Dorothy Shaw; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; one sister, Lucille Love Robinson; and three brothers, R.B. Love, Bennie Willie Love and J.W. Love.

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