Area Obituaries

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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Obituaries 02/21/19

Betty Ruth Berry Dorris WATER VALLEY—Betty Ruth Berry Dorris, 85, of Water Valley, passed away  February 17. 2019, in Hammond, Louisiana.   Betty was a purchasing agent for Cleo Wrap in Memphis until she retired. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Howard G. Berry and Lallar Garner Berry of Water Valley,…

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Obituaries 02/14/19

Danny Ray Austin TILLATOBA—Danny Ray Austin, age 69, of Tillatoba passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019, in his residence surrounded by his family. Born December 9,1949, in Calhoun County, Mr. Austin is a son of  the late Edward and Christine Welker Austin. Danny was a retired shop foreman with Lehman Roberts and was an avid…

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Obituaries 02/07/19

 Carolyn Burns Hatfield COFFEEVILLE—Carolyn Burns Hatfield, 68, of Coffeeville passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at her residence.  Born December 28, 1950, in Grenada, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Ruby Lee Wilson Burns. Carolyn was a homemaker and a member of the Coffeeville Church of Christ. She will be remembered as…

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Obituaries 01/17/19

Hazel Lee Charley CHICAGO—Hazel Lee Charley departed this  life on January 3, 2019, in Loyola Hospital at Maywood, Ill. Born December 28, 1939, Hazel was a daughter of the late Leroy Benson and Clara Chatman Benson of Water Valley. She was joined in holy matrimony to Curtis Charles on February 10,1962. She enjoyed spending tine…

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Obituaries 01/10/19

Rachel Holland Allbritton TILLATOBA—Rachel Holland Allbritton, age 80, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at her residence.  The family received friends Thursday, January 3, from 10 a.m. until service time, which began at 11 a.m. in Corinth Baptist Church in Tillatoba. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.…

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Obituaries 01/03/19

Bonnie Tyler French Crosby INDIANOLA—Bonnie Tyler French Crosby, 89, of Indianola passed away Monday, December 24, 2018, at her home. Born October 29, 1919, in Water Valley, she was a daughter of the late Rufus and Elizabeth McCormick Tyler. She worked as a deputy chancery clerk in Sunflower County for over 30 years, prior to…

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