Area Obituaries

Obituaries 05/16/19

Benjamin Franklin Ard  SARDIS—Benjamin Franklin Ard, age 71, of Sardis died Sunday, May 13, 2019, at his home with family at his side. Born May 15, 1947, in Marks, he was a son of the late John and Ollie Cox Ard. He worked his entire career in the tool and die trade and after retirement…

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Obituaries 05/09/19

Annie Margaret Burgess Campbell WATER VALLEY—A memorial service for Sis. Annie Margaret Burgess Campbell will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., in Everdale Baptist Church. Mrs. Campbell, a native of Water Valley and daughter of Sis. Mary Ealy, was born December 29, 1939. She was a school teacher and librarian at Davidson High…

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Obituaries 05/02/19

Elizabeth “Libbie” Nelson BRUCE – Elizabeth Kay (Libbie) Nelson, age 64, of Bruce, died Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born May 9, 1954 in Clarksdale to the late Henry and Louise (Hester) Province and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She enjoyed doing different kinds of puzzles, wrestling,…

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Obituaries 04/25/19

Gladys Blaker GRENADA—Gladys Blaker, age 91, of Grenada died Friday, April 19, 2019, in her home at Grenada surrounded by her family. Born August 1, 1927, Gladys was a daughter of the late Joseph and Louella Hardy Wrenn. She was a member of Jumpers Chapel Methodist Church in Water Valley. Gladys enjoyed gardening, canning and…

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Obituaries 04/18/19

Charles Thomas Holloway SOUTHAVEN—Charles Thomas Holloway, age 37, of Southaven died Friday, April 5, 2019, in Southaven. He was born April 8, 1981 and was the son of Cristella Holloway and the late Charles Holloway, II. He was a machinist by trade and he enjoyed fishing when time allowed. Thomas is survived by his mother,…

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Obituaries 04/11/19

Elizabeth Ann Keel WATER VALLEY—Elizabeth Ann Keel, 41, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Yalobusha General Hospital at Water Valley. Visitation was held Monday, April 8, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford. A memorial service immediately followed at 1 p.m., also in the funeral home, with Bro. Keith…

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Obituaries 04/04/19

Edna Langston “Judy” Ford WATER VALLEY—Edna Langston “Judy” Ford, 65, of Water Valley, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Yalobusha General Hospital at Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Ray Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will follow, beginning at 11 a.m. in…

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Obituaries 03/28/19

Esteen Caldwell WATER VALLEY—Esteen Caldwell, age 85, of Water Valley died Monday, March 18, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi in Oxford. Born April 18, 1933, in Water Valley, she was a daughter of the late Leland and Alma (Duke) Hall. She enjoyed fishing, shopping, sewing, and watching Days of Our Lives. Esteen loved her…

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Obituaries 03/21/19

Garrett Allen COFFEEVILLE—Garrett Allen, age 20, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019, near Durant. Garrett was born March 28, 1998, in Memphis and was a son of Marlisa Kaye Oliver Allen and Jeffrey Lee Allen. He was a member of First Faith Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, painting and building things. He also loved…

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Obituaries 03/07/19

Alton “Bub” Blaker GRENADA—Alton “Bub” Blaker, age 84, of Grenada died Saturday, March 2, 2019, in University of Mississippi Medical Center at Grenada.  Born April 24, 1934, Alton was a son of the late Alton and Laverene Blount Blaker. After receiving a bachelors and later a masters from Mississippi State College, Alton worked as a…

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