Obituaries, Friday, June 30, 2000


Obituaries, Friday, June 30, 2000

Dorothy Hunt

BURNSVILLE – Dorothy Cooksey Hunt, 72, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of the Greater Life Pentecostal Church, and also a member of the Eastern Star.

Services are at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. G.C. Killingsworth and Bro. Billy Hutson officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include her husband, William R. Hunt of Burnsville; four sons, Jimmy Barnes of Wisconsin, and Joey Lum Barnes and wife, Donna Sue, Jerry Barnes and wife, Myra, and Johnny Barnes and wife, Grace, all of Iuka; three sisters, Annie Bell Venable of Greensburg, La., and Frances Tucker and Linda Marcum, both of Burnsville; four brothers, L.Q. Cooksey of Burnsville, Hubert Cooksey of Cicero, Ill., John Cooksey of Booneville and Larry Cooksey of Ramer, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will continue at the funeral home until service time.

Murry Jones

MEMPHIS – Murry Jones, 86, formerly of Lamar, Miss., died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at Cordova Health and Rehab in Cordova. He was a member of Sims Chapel M.B. Church in Michigan City, Miss., and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was married to Emma Gardner Jones who preceded him in death.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Sims Chapel M.B. Church with burial in the church cemetery. Elder Adam Gholson will officiate. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs, Miss., is in charge.

Survivors include one son, Theodis Jones of Moscow; two sisters, Gracy Stevens of Lamar and Odell Vaughn of Memphis; one brother, Levi Jones of Lamar; and one grandson, the Rev. Sylvester Jones of Chicago.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be today at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before the service.

Grady Mae Rooker

MEMPHIS – Mrs. Grady Mae James Rooker, 77, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Methodist Hospital-Central in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley, Miss.

Theodore Damrons

SELMER, Tenn. – Theodore Roosevelt Damrons, 108, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at McNairy County General Hospital after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Home of Corinth, Miss.

Lessie Sewell

GOLDEN – Lessie Opal Sewell, 79, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at Iuka Hospital. She was a native of Mississippi and was retired from Golden Manufacturing Co. after 10 years. She was a member of Second Street Church of Christ. She was married to Velmon Sewell who preceded her in death in 1972.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Red Bay, Ala. Ron Deaton will officiate.

Survivors include one son, Pat Stell of Golden; one sister, Odelle Johnson of Russellville, Ala.; three brothers, Charlie Gaines Patterson and wife, Dora, and Billy Patterson and wife, Faye, all of Golden, and Bobby Patterson and wife, Lettress, of Tupelo; one sister-in-law, Louise Patterson of Golden; four grandchildren, Tony Wood and Terry Ashley of Tupelo, and Jeff Ashley and Lisa McCollum, both of Golden; four great-grandchildren, Shonie Wood, Ashley McCollum, Nikki Ashley and Whitley McCollum, all of Golden.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

‘Jiggs’ Heavner

CORINTH – Paul “Jiggs” Heavner, 75, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at his home in Corinth. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at McPeters Funeral Directors with services at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel and burial in Corinth National Cemetery. Other information will be announced later.

Harold Lindsey

HAMILTON – Harold Lindsey, 79, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was born July 17, 1920, in Monroe County to Will Lindsey and Maggie Lindsey. He was of the Baptist belief, and he was a retired factory worker. In 1996, he moved from St. Louis, Mo., to Hamilton where he remained until his death.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Bethel M.B. Church in Hamilton with burial in Bethel Cemetery. The Rev. Denvil Clark will officiate. Jackson Mortuary of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, James O. Lindsey of Hamilton and Larry D. Lindsey of Atlanta; one sister, Jessie M. Loyd of Hamilton; one brother, Austin Lindsey of St. Louis, Mo.; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be today from 1 to 7 p.m.

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Mike Epting

BALDWYN – Mike Erman Epting, 68, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 16, 1932, to Ross and Trudie Epting. He married Jennie Sue Yarbrough on March 6, 1952. He worked for Stone Container for more than 10 years, was a dairy farmer for more than 35 years, and he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Jericho Baptist Church for more than 56 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Louis A Paradiso and the Rev. Adrian Horne officiating. Burial will be in the Jericho Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Jennie Sue Yarbrough Epting of Baldwyn; one daughter, Wanda Purdy and husband, Ken, of Montezuma, Ga.; two sons, Gerry Epting and wife, Sylvia, of Baldwyn and Johnny Epting and wife, Debbie, of Baldwyn; one sister, Betty Jo Gullet; one brother, Ross A. Epting; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy Epting, Drew Epting, Austin Epting, William Purdy, Alexander Mike Purdy, Elisa Purdy, Abbie Epting, Allie Epting, Dena Buse, Kristy Tucker and Lori Brazeal; and one great-grandson, Tanner Buse.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Blythe, Jim Bryson, Ricky Hardy, Mickey McGill, Phil Reed and Eugene Thornton.

Woodrow Strain

WEST POINT – Woodrow Strain, 83, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Clay County Medical Center. A native of Dekalb, Texas, he was the son of the late John and Celia Lockhart Strain. He moved to West Point in 1997 from Panama, Fla. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having retired at the rank of E-7 in 1959, and later was a mechanic for Florida Forestry Service. He was a Baptist, and a pilot for pleasure. On Feb. 21, 1945, he married the former Mildred Kehl.

Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Dr. Troy Land will officiate.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Deborah Beebee of Navarre, Fla.; two sons, Thomas G. Kelly of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and John D. Strain of West Point; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mattie Kokoruda of Dallas, Texas; and one brother, James T. Strain of Dallas.

Visitation is today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Robert Morris

BOSTON, Mass. – Robert Lee Morris, formerly of Plantersville, Miss., died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, in Boston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by M.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Verona, Miss.

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