Area Obituaries

Obituaries 10/24/19

Onia M. Anderson OLIVE BRANCH—Onia M. Anderson died October 14, 2019. Born September 16, 1940, Mrs. Anderson was a daughter of the late Willie and Allie Polk, the fifth child born to this family. She was affectionately nicknamed “Sister.” She was known by her friends and family as a sweet spirited girl, who was always…

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Obituaries 10-17-19

Rev. Frank Hamilton ANDREWS, N.C.—Rev. Frank Hamilton, 86, former pastor of Water Valley’s First Presbyterian Church, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019, at his home in Andrews, N.C. A native of Kearny, N.J., he was an Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. Frank had worked as a long haul truck driver until the…

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Obituaries 10/10/19

Cleveland “Jack” Belcher RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIF.—Cleveland “Jack” Belcher, Jr. died September 7, 2019, in San Antonio Region Hospital in Upland Calif., San Bernadino, Upland, Calif. Born August 9, 1943, in Water Valley, Jack, Jr. was the son of the late Cleveland “Jack” Belcher, Sr. and Ivory Woodard Belcher. He accepted Christ at a very young…

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Obituaries 10/03/19

Ray Chisem WATER VALLEY—Ray Chisem, age 61, died September 23, 2019, in Yalobusha Nursing Home at Water Valley. The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 4, in Everdale M.B. Church, located at 599 Wise St. in Water Valley. Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley  is in charge of arrangements. Born March…

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Obituaries 09/26/19

James Stevens Allen OXFORD—James Stevens Allen, age 90, died peacefully Saturday, September 14, 2019, in Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi at Oxford. Born September 27, 1928, in Coffeeville, Jim was a son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Hollingsworth Allen. After high school, Jim joined the Air Force and served 23 years, which included…

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Obituaries 09/19/19

Margaret F. Kilgore COFFEVILLE – Margaret F. Kilgore, age 93, of Coffeeville passed away September 9, 2019. Marge left this earth with grace and humility. She had a passion for dancing and loved her family and cats. Marge worked as a cosmetologist and legal secretary. Marge will be missed by her family and friends. Visitation…

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Obituaries 09/12/19

Charles David Hollister GALENA, MISSOURI—Charles David Hollister, 72, of Galena, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Aug. 30, 2019, in his home.   Born in Brookhaven on Aug. 20, 1947, he was a son of the late Willard Eugene and Helen Isabel Hollister. He grew up in Mississippi and South Dakota. He met his wife, Jeannie…

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Obituaries 09/05/19

Charles Edward Burks, Jr. WATER VALLEY—Charles Edward Burks, Jr. of Water Valley died peacefully Sunday, September 1, 2019, in Oxford Health and Rehab. He was 64. Born October 16, 1954, in Arkansas, he was a son of the late Charles Sr. and Irene Burks. He had worked as a handyman most of  his life. Charles…

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Obituaries 08/29/19

Sally Jeannine Gray WATER VALLEY—Sally Jeannine Gray of Water Valley died peacefully Tuesday, August 20, 2019, in Grenada Health and Rehab Center at Grenada. She was 63. Born April 28, 1956, in Memphis, Sally was a daughter of the late Farrell Allen and Dolly Nash Baggett. She spent the bulk of her working career performing…

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Obituaries 08/22/19

William David Fly SENATOBIA—William David “Coach” Fly, 86, of Senatobia, passed away August 10, 2019, in Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto. Born November 5, 1932, in Coffeeville, David was the only child of Henry and Frances Walker Fly. He grew up in Water Valley and graduated from Water Valley High School. After gradating from Ole Miss…

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