Area Obituaries

Obituaries 04/09/20

Jacqueline Annette Rogers-Lewis WATER VALLEY—Jacqueline (Jackie) Annette Rogers-Lewis was born November 16, 1971, to Martha Rogers Telford. She departed this life Sunday, March 29, 2020, at her mother’s home. Jackie was raised in the home of her maternal grandparents, Charlie and Jeannette Rogers. She joined Oak Grove C.M.E. Church at an early age and continued…

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Obituaries 03/12/20

Martha Dale Crocker WATER VALLEY—Martha Dale Crocker, 68, of Paris passed away Friday, March 6, 2020, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford. Born Monday, November 12, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Sharp and the late Lillie Bell Suelle Sharp. Martha was a member of Sand Hill Methodist Church. In her…

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Obituaries 03/05/20

Willie Baker, Jr.  WATER VALLEY—Willie Baker, Jr. was born April 23, 1932, to Willie Baker, Sr. and Betty Jackson, in the Torrance Community of Yalobusha County. He was also nurtured and reared by the family of Ed and Lena Matthews. He accepted Christ at an early age and united with the Mount Grove Missionary Baptist…

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Obituaries 01/30/20

Gertrude Owens  WATER VALLEY—Gertrude Owens, age 79, died in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford January 17, 2020, peacefully with her family by her side. The funeral service will be held Saturday, February 1, in Serenity–Daniels Funeral Home at Water Valley. Born March 3, 1940, Gertrude was a daughter of the late Fred Owens and…

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Obituaries 01/23/20

 Claire Maxyne Carter WATER VALLEY—Claire Maxyne Carter, 103, passed away December 25, 2019, in Water Valley. Maxyne was born in Water Valley October 27, 1916, to  Claire Everett Monroe and Frank Harold Monroe. She is survived by son, Harold Eugene Carter (Elle) of Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter, Susan Carter Reed of Carbondale, Colo.; grandchildren, Cody…

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Obituaries 10/31/19

Benton Frank Barrett GRENADA—Benton Frank Barrett, age 81, of Grenada died Thursday, October 24, 2019, in his home surrounded by family. Born February 27, 1938, in Bruce, he was a son of the late Wilton Benton and Jessie Lee Goforth Barrett. After his service to our country in the United States Air Force, he worked…

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Obituaries 11/07/19

Mary Ruth Ramage Evans GRENADA—Mary Ruth Ramage Evans, a long-time resident of Grenada, died Thursday, October 31, 2019, in Mer Rouge, La. Born April 21, 1925, in Vardaman, Mary Ruth received a Bachelor of Science in English from Delta State College. She continued her education at Delta State College, earning a M.Ed. in Library Science.…

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Obituaries 11/14/19

Grace Lynn Beasley JACKSONVILLE, FLA.—Grace Lynn Beasley, 94, of Jacksonville, Fla. passed away October 31, 2019. She was born in Water Valley and graduated from Water Valley High School. She was married to Donald Beasley on December 20, 1944. Grace worked as a quality control specialist in the labs of Kellogg’s Cereal Company and her…

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Obituaries 11/21/19

TaNisha Crawford GALLATIN, TENN.—TaNisha Crawford, age 27, of Gallatin, Tenn. died Thursday, November 13, 2019, in her home. She was born July 29, 1992, in Oxford to the late Jesse and Teresa Crawford. Upon graduation from high school TaNisha entered college and received an associate degree in social work. She later moved to Gallatin to…

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Obituaries 11/28/19

Charles Edward Babb PARIS—Charles Edward Babb, 78, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019, in Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Visitation was held Saturday, November 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Paris Baptist Church (30 CR 430, Bruce) with the service following in the church.  Interment was  in the Paris Cemetery (CR 428, Paris).…

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