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Area Obituaries

Obituaries 12/08/2022

Martha Ruth (McCullar) Tatum OXFORD – Martha Ruth (McCullar) Tatum of Water Valley, age 81,went to her forever home Sunday, December 4, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Her family was by her side. Martha was born November 7, 1941, in Water Valley to the late Aubrey and Corrie (Pendergrass) McCullar. She had a…

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Obituaries 12/01/2022

Michael Ayers, Sr. COFFEEVILLE – Michael Ayers, Sr., 72 passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Oxford. Michael, or Mike as he was known to most, was born Jan. 31, 1950, to the late James Oscar Ayers and Robbie Dees Ayers. A 1968 graduate of Coffeeville High School, Mike played baseball, basketball and ran track.…

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Obituaries 11/17/2022

Charlotte Brower Grass WATER VALLEY – Charlotte Brower Grass, age 83, of Water Valley passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022 at Yalobusha County Nursing Home in Water Valley. She was born April 8, 1939, in Water Valley to Ulus and Vera (Mosby) Brower. After graduating as class valedictorian, she left for Arlington, Va. with everything…

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Obituaries 11/10/2022

Tina Tatum Frierson OXFORD – Tina Tatum Frierson, 57, of Oxford passed away on November 3, 2022. She was born in Water Valley on July 21, 1965, to George Winston Tatum and Mary Elizabeth Ward. The funeral service was held Monday, November 7, at 2 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Tina graduated from Lafayette…

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Obituaries 11/03/2022

Wanda Gordon Burns WATER VALLEY – Wanda Gordon Burns passed away Sunday evening, October 30, 2022 after a long bout of illnesses. Born March 20, 1954, she was 68. Wanda was a devout Christian, loving wife, fierce mother, and a loyal sister and daughter who believed in compassion, beauty, and strong family values. A life-long…

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Obituaries 10/27/2022

John Winford Abernathy OAKLAND – John “Big John” Winford Abernathy died at his home in Oakland on October 20, 2022. He was 76. Funeral Services will be held at Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 24 at 2 p.m. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Interment will follow the funeral service. John…

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Obituaries 10/20/2022

Leah Elisabeth Fielder DUCK HILL – Leah Elisabeth Fielder, 17, of Duck Hill, passed away Friday, October 7, 2022.  She was born March 18, 2005 in Grenada to Mark and Beth Marter Fielder. Leah was a rising senior at Kirk Academy where she excelled in academics and was honored to have been inducted into the…

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Obituaries 10/13/2022

Glynn Dewitt Barron BOSSIER, La. – Glynn Dewitt Barron, 88, of Bossier City, La. passed away October 5, 2022. Glynn was born October 15, 1933, in Taylor, Mississippi to Earl and Clister Barron. He proudly served in the US Air Force for more than 22 years, where he achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. Glynn…

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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…

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Obituaries 09/29/2022

Nancy Buckley Faulkner WATER VALLEY – Nancy Buckley Faulkner, 103, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022, in Oxford. Born September 9, 1919, in Ruleville, she was a daughter of Jake and Fannie (Denny) Buckley. Nancy obtained her nursing degree from the Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis and spent the majority of her…

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