Area Obituaries

Obituaries 4/15/21

Richard Curtis Allen WATER VALLEY – Richard Curtis Allen of Water Valley died Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at his home, surrounded by the family that he loved. He was 81. Richard was born December 11, 1939, in Water Valley to the late William and Emma Lee (Peacock) Allen. After school, Richard was drafted into the…

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Obituaries 04/01/21

Taruno Carothers WATER VALLEY – On January 31, 1980 the Lord saw fit to bless Carl Edward Phillips and Rosie Marie Carothers with a handsome son. Taruno was better known as “Punkin” or “Mook.” As a child, Taruno was always active and kept everyone on their toes He had a love for outdoors and spending…

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Obituaries 3/25/21

Dorothy Lynn Bounds OMAHA, Neb. – Dorothy Lynn Bounds, loving mother, sister and grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2021. She was 79. Dorothy was born on July 26, 1941 in Water Valley to Ike and Mattie (Sheffield) Pigue. She moved to Omaha, Neb. in 1971 with her four children, Marcha, Leeander, Jackie and…

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Obituaries 03/18/21

Robert Kaven Brick MEMPHIS – Robert Kaven Brick, of Memphis, Tenn. died March 6, 2021, with family by his side. He was 44. Kaven was born December 28, 1976. He never forgave his mother for having him so close to Christmas; it messed with his birthday presents. He grew up in Memphis and worked in…

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Obituaries 03/11/21

Woodrow Clifton, Jr. OAKLAND – Woodrow W. “Woody” Clifton, Jr., passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at his home in Oakland. He was 76. A graveside service was held on Saturday, March 6, at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. The family received friends prior to the service at the cemetery. Woody was born May 6,…

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Obituaries 03/04/21

Bobby Baker PEORIA, ILL. – Mr. Bobby Baker, 58, departed this life on February 13, 2021, at his residence in Peoria, Ill. A former resident of Water Valley, he was a fearless man and he loved his family. Graveside services were held Monday, February 22, at Union Hill C.M.E. Church Cemetery in Water Valley. Serenity…

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Obituaries 02/25/21

Bobby Baker PEORIA, ILL. – Mr. Bobby Baker, 58, transitioned on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at his residence in Peoria, Ill. He was former resident of Water Valley. Graveside services were held on Monday, February 22, a 11 a.m., at Union Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley was in charge…

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Obituaries 2/11/21

Semmie Sessums Burns WATER VALLEY—Semmie Sessums Burns passed away January 30, 2021, at the age of 88. Born March 15, 1932,  in Scott County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Cleo Sessums. In 1934 she moved with her family to Bruce Junction, a small railroad community in Yalobusha County. After graduating high…

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Obituaries 02/04/21

Margie Katherine Hayles Gill OXFORD—Margie Katherine Hayles Gill, 98, died Wednesday, January 27, 2012, in Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi at Oxford. A private graveside service will be held in Oxford Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Robert Allen officiating. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford has charge of arrangements. Born in Yalobusha County, Mrs. Gill was…

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Obituaries 01/28/21

Opal Louise Bell TILLATOBA – Mrs. Opal Louise Dunn Bell, 87, of Tillatoba, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021, at her residence. Born March 24, 1933, in Leachville, Ark., Mrs. Bell was a daughter of the late Thomas Arthur and Fanny Carter Dunn. Opal attended Tillatoba Baptist Church. She had spent a number of years…

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