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Obituaries 10/21/21

Betty Jean Brown VENICE, FLA. – Betty Jean Brown, 92, died in Venice, Fla. on September 17, 2021. She was born in Yalobusha County on Nov. 2, 1928, the daughter of the late T.G. and Sadelle Perkins Brown. Graveside services are scheduled at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley at 11 a.m. on October 25.…

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Obituaries 10/07/21

Richard Lynn Anderson RIPLEY, Tenn. – Richard Lynn Anderson, age 64, of Ripley, Tenn. died unexpectedly at the Lauderdale Community Hospital in Ripley, Tenn. on Sunday, October 3, 2021, Richard was born July 22, 1957, in Memphis, Tenn. to the late John and Esther (Nelson) Anderson. He was a self-proclaimed “hard working man.” After school,…

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Obituaries 09/23/21

Emma Jean Anderson OAKLAND – Emma Jean Anderson, age 61, passed away Monday, September 10, 2021. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 18 at Springhill North M.B. Church. Rev. Sammy Townes officiated. Emma Jean was born on January 2, 1960 to Roxanna Anderson-Farris and John Henry Kuykendall. She accepted Christ at an early age…

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Obituaries 09/16/21

Lettie Blackwood WATER VALLEY – Lettie Redwine Blackwood age 78 passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at her home. Lettie was born November 27, 1942 to the late Leonard Aubrey and Mary Catherine Murray Redwine. She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Water Valley. Lettie worked as a telephone operator…

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Obituaries 09/09/21

Mary L. Cain ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Mrs. Mary L. Cain, 86, died Thursday, September 2, 2021, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice in Albertville, Ala. Services were held Monday, September 6 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Rev. Chris Wiseman and Rev. Ronnie Dickerson officiated. Burial followed in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Cain…

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Obituaries 09/02/21

Carl Bedford Finch II WATER VALLEY – Carl Bedford Finch II, age 59, of Water Valley  died unexpectedly Sunday, August 22, 2021, at his home. He was born January 8, 1962 in Batesville to the late Carl Finch, I, and Hattie (Kehoe) Finch. At an early age Carl followed a large portion of his family…

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Obituaries 8/26/21

Ethel Carline Herring WATER VALLEY – Ethel Carline Herring of Water Valley died Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. She was 83. Visitation was held Saturday, August 21 in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Services followed at 3 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with…

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Obituaries 08/12/21

Elzie Dee Cox NEW ALBANY – Elzie Dee (Martin) Cox, age 82, of New Albany, died Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany, MS. She was born February 23, 1939 in Water Valley to the late Mrs. Kate Mitchell Martin. Dee graduated from Water Valley High School in 1957. She received…

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Obituaires 08/05/21

Nancy Cook Barrus Cramer WATER VALLEY – Nancy Cook Barrus Cramer, age 67, of Water Valley, went to meet her maker Sunday, August 1, 2021. She was born August 14, 1953, to Mary Ragsdale Cook and Clarence L. Cook of Millington, Tenn. Formerly, she had lived and worked in Baltimore, MD and Charlotte, NC; and…

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Obituaries 07/15/21

Mary Ester Burgess WATER VALLEY – Mary Ester Burgess, age 80, of Water Valley was unexpectedly welcomed into the arms of Jesus Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Mary was born June 26, 1941 in Yalobusha County as one of 11 children to the late Ellis and Louida (Polk) Caldwell. Mary…

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