TUPELO – Clyde Easley, 91, died March 27, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.
OXFORD – Bentley Baker Crawford, 87, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1581, Oxford, MS 38655 or to First Presbyterian Church, 924 Van Buren Ave., Oxford, MS 38655.
COFFEEVILLE – Edward Franklin “Frank” Wooten, 75, died March 26, 2011, at his home. He was a farmer, trucker and cotton ginner. He was a member of Yalobusha Cooperative Gin Co. of Coffeeville, and he was 2005 Yalobusha County Farmer of the Year.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in Bruce Cemetery with the Rev. Rex Wilburn officiating. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Jeraldine Gahagan Wooten of Coffeeville; his daughter, Teressa Phillips and husband, Bobby of Jackson, Tenn.; his son, Mike Wooten and wife, Debi of Coffeeville; and his grandson, Trey Hawkins of Orchard Grove, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Grey and Euva Mae Carter Wooten; his first wife, Elizabeth Chrestman Wooten; a brother, James Wooten; and two sisters, Christine Willis and Cathleen Blount.
Pallbearers will be Frank Brooks, Bobby Gordon, Wayne Coleman, Seth Davis, Paul Gahagan, David Hood, Glenn Parker and John Willis.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Nelson Covington, Randy Evans, James Harris, Bill Jones, John T. Marion, Tom Moorman, Bobby McCrary, William Poindexter, Cleven Steen Jr., Leahman Spearman, Allen Wade Terry, Randle Willis, Jack Woodson and Tracy Wooten.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, 800 Avery Blvd. Suite 100, Ridgeland, MS 39157.
An online guest book may be signed at Parkermemorialfuneralhome.com.
NEW ALBANY – Lawanda Frazier, 68, died March 26, 2011, at Briar Hill Rest Home in Florence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
Minister Beal Coats
BOONEVILLE – Minister Lester Beal Coats, 89, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab in Corinth. He was born Oct. 7, 1921, to W.T. and Lillie Bell Coats. He was member of Oak Ridge Church of Christ. He preached 55 years for the Church of Christ in Adairville, Ky.; Parsons, Tenn.; Waynesboro; Okolona; at Chapman in Ripley; at Oak Ridge in Baldwyn; at Mayfield in Saltillo; and in Jumpertown.
He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy after WW II as a Water Tender Third Class serving aboard the USS Crescent City. He graduated from Wheeler High School and received an AA degree from Freed-Hardeman College and a BA degree from David-Lipscomb College.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Doug Greenway and Minister Scott Baggett officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in Oak Ridge Church of Christ Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
He is survived by his wife, June Coats; one daughter, Cheryl (Greg) Moss of Michie, Tenn.; one son, Larry Thomas Coats of Booneville; one sister, Delma Frame of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Wayne Coats of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; four grandchildren, William Thomas Coats II, Samuel Keith Coats, April Nicole Morris and Kendrick Wade Moss; and two great-grandchildren, Tristan Morris and Hailey Morris.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Kay Coats; three sisters, Virgie Harris, Eldred Hill and Thelma Coats; and two brothers, Vester and Charles Coats.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
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PONTOTOC – Anita Porter Baldwin, 96, died March 26, 2011, at Sunshine Health Services in Pontotoc. She was born Nov. 2, 1914, in Pontotoc County to Jack and Lula Sibley Porter. She was a homemaker, devoted mother and grandmother and the oldest member of First Baptist Church of Pontotoc.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc with Bro. Ken Hester officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Pontotoc County. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter and caregiver, Jeanie Bramlett of Pontotoc; her son, Gerald Keats Baldwin (Shirley) of Pontotoc; her grandchildren, Jerry Baldwin, Elizabeth Baldwin Weidman, Carol Bramlett Sexton, Brett Bramlett and Cheryl Bramlett Cockrell (Tim); her great-grandchildren, Chris Baldwin Potts, Beth Baldwin Chambliss, Keats Baldwin, Georgia Weidman, Bryan Sexton, Britny, Reid, Colton and Ty Bramlett and Kristen and Erin Claire Cockrell; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theron Baldwin on Feb. 3, 2007; and four sisters and two brothers.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 pm today at the funeral home.
CORINTH – Maxine Gilley Clifton, 85, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at her home in Corinth. Mrs. Clifton was a member of Tate Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel with Bro. Tim Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her children; Ronnie Clifton, Harry Arthur Clifton and Ginger Latch (David), all of Corinth; three grandchildren, Heath Barnett (Holly), Shane Barnett (Brandie) and John C. Clifton (Josie), all of Corinth; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George “Harry” Clifton; a son, Jessie George Clifton; a sister, Hazel Johns; and a brother, Hershell Gilley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The children of Mrs. Clifton respectfully request that any memorials in her memory be made to the Antioch Cemetery Fund, 3002 Proper Street, Corinth, MS 38834.
MEMPHIS – Hubert Jarvis, formerly of Fulton, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at his home in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.
BOONEVILLE – Kathryn B. Drews, 74, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
NORTH AURORA, Ill. – Rachel M. Bock, 71, died March 22, 2011, at Provena Mercy Center in Aurora, Ill.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Darrell Robbins; her daughter, Alesia Burress; her sister, Doris Salmon; her grandchildren, Kevin (Christial) Burress, Bryan (Tik) Burress and Ashley and Britney Robbins; her great-grandchildren, Destiny, Hannaha, Jimmy and Jordan; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; and her brother-in-law, Milton Salmon
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
IUKA – Johnny Ray Dees, 51, died Saturday, March 26, 2011.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ludlam Funeral Home. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Ludlam Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
ETTA – Fletcher Gafford, 91, died March 27, 2011, at Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
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