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Obits 9/4/18
11/28/2018
Shirley Archer
Shirley Ingram Archer, 87, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto. Shirley was born to Milton and Elizabeth Ingram on March 4, 1931 in Coldwater. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Ron Archer. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ernest Archer of Coldwater, MS; son, Ted Archer (Chris) of Marion, AR; daughter-in-law, Eddalene Archer of Coldwater, MS; sister, Ann Embrey (Barry) of Coldwater, MS; grandchildren, Brandon Archer, Lucas Archer (Amanda), Erica East (Wilkes), Palmer Archer, Micah Archer and Hayden Archer and great grandchildren, Skylar, Lora and Ella. Shirley was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Coldwater. Services were held Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Rebecca Bradley
Rebecca “Becky” Foster Bradley, 76, of Senatobia passed away August 28, 2018 at her residence. She is survived by her husband Fred A. Bradley of Senatobia; daughter, Kathryn Frush (Joseph) of Collierville, Tenn.; son, Allen Bradley (Kim) of Senatobia; sisters, Rubye Warrington of Leland, Frances Hoffman of Littleton, Colo., and Sarah Perkins of Senatobia; grandchildren, Tyler Frush, Samantha Frush and Ava Bradley; caregivers, Jackie Avant and Debra Moore. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Foster and brothers, Robert Earl Foster and Charles Foster. Mrs. Bradley was a member of First Baptist Church Senatobia for over 53 years. Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association. Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2018 at First Baptist Church, Senatobia. Burial followed in Bethesda Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Jerry Dale Clark
Jerry Dale Clark, 79, of Senatobia, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018 at North Delta Hospice in Southaven.  He was born on October 12, 1938, in Tate County to Lucille Lewis and Herman Lee Clark.  A lifelong resident of Tate County, Dale was a member of Hebron Methodist Church in the Wakefield community and was a board member of the Tate County Planning Commission. He proudly served his country as a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard and retired from American Airlines after 36 years of employment. He was a devoted family man who deeply loved his children and grandchildren, who affectionally called him “Pop”.  Dale is survived by his loving family, which includes two daughters, DeLane Clark Mabry (Paul) and Christy Lee Clark, both of Senatobia; one son Jerry L. Clark (Ellen) of Senatobia; two sisters, Yvone Emmons of Saltillo, Tenn., and Peggy Turman, Sardis; and four grandchildren, Kyle Mabry (Chelsea), Katie Mabry, Mitch Clark and J.W. Clark. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Kathryn Wallace Clark; his parents; and his brother, Harry L. Russwurm.  Funeral services were held at 10 a.m.  on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in the Senatobia Chapel of Ray-Nowell Funeral Home with Rev. Carrie Mayo officiating.  Interment followed in New Garden Cemetery in Independence.  Visitation was on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hebron Methodist Church, PO Box 1292, Senatobia, MS 38668.  Ray-Nowell Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Evvie Conner
Evvie Mae Conner, 82, of Senatobia,  passed away August 22, 2018 at her residence. She is survived by her daughters, Frances Rogers of Senatobia and Sarah Burdette of St. Louis, Mo.; sons, Willie Conner of Senatobia, Shamichael Conner of Coldwater, Howard Conner of Senatobia, and Sammie Conner of Coldwater; sisters, Ethel Brown of Gary, Ind.; Julia Woods of St. Louis, Mo., Gloria Stein Nelson of Sardis, Betty Abram of Batesville, and Rosie Draper of Sardis; brothers, Buddy Williams of Longtown, and Arthur Williams of Gary, ind.; 18 grandchildren and14 great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, September 1, at 12 p.m. at Mt. Gillion M.B. Church in Batesville. Burial followed in Senatobia Memorial Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Esther Howell
Esther Langston Howell, 83, of Senatobia, passed away on August 24, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto. She is survived by her daughter, Pam Proper (Gary) of Senatobia; son, Lee Howell (Pam) of Senatobia; brothers, Chester Langston and Billy Langston both of Memphis, Tenn.; grandsons, Robert Carpenter (Dawn) and Christopher Howell and great granddaughters, Hailey Carpenter, Bailey Carpenter and Hadley Carpenter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Gene Howell and son, Robert Howell. Mrs. Howell attended Tyro Baptist Church. Memorials may be sent to the church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Services were held graveside at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Looxahoma Church of Christ Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Julius Eugene Hunt
Julius Eugene Hunt, 45, of Como, died Thursday, August 16, 2018. Services were held Friday, August 31, at Rodgers Funeral home in Coldwater. Visitation was held Friday, August 30 at Rodgers Funeral home in Coldwater and prior to the services. He is survived by his wife, Samantha Hunt, grandparents; James and Emma Mae Crawford, one daughter, Laquita Hunt of Horn Lake and three sons, Devonte Hunt of Como, Frederick Alexander of Memphis, Tenn., David Hill of Como and a special nephew, DeMario “Mayo” Mays of Coldwater. He also leaves two sisters, Khan Mays of Coldwater, Jamekia Nolen of Victoria, two brothers; Taurus Mays of Horn Lake, Dravis Nolen of Indiana and four grandchildren. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of the arrangements.

Alton D. Mottley Jr.
Alton D. Mottley Jr., 67, of Como, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn*. Services were held September 1, 2018 at Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia. Visitation was held before the service with burial following at Hunter Chapel M.B. Church Cemetery in Como. He is survived by two daughters; LaShawna Robinson of Matteson, Illinois and Latoyia Elston of Crown Point, Indiana. He also leaves three sisters; Delphine Mottley of Como, Everette Davis of Chicago, Illinois, Doreen Mottley of Chicago, Illinois; two brothers, Maurice Mottley of Como, Dannie Mottley of Rantoul, Illinois and four grandchildren. Felix Cauthen of Senatobia was in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith, 96, of Coldwater,  died Friday, August 24, 2018 in Coldwater. She was put to rest at her birth place in Quitman County on Monday, September 1, at 2 p.m. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.

Jesse C. Ross
Jesse C. Ross, 80, of Senatobia formerly of Coldwater, died Sunday, August 26 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He was a teacher and owner of WSAO Radio Station in Senatobia. Services were held Saturday, September 1, at Bates Chapel CME Church in Coldwater. Visitation was Friday, August 31 at Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed services at Second Baptist Cemetery in Coldwater. He is survived by his wife, Earnestine Anderson Ross, daughter, Myra R. Boone of Cleveland, MS and two sons; Marcus A. Ross of Coldwater and Jesse Lynn Ross of Cordova, TN. He also leaves two sisters; Irma Anderson of Tunica, Melverlene Jones of Coldwater and 4 grandchildren. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Anita Ryder
Anita Christine Ryder, 78, of Como, passed away August 27, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Oxford. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert E. Perry and Henry L. Ryder and son, John Michael Carney. She is survived by her son, David R. Perry Sr. of Como; brother, Tommy Keeling (Terry) of Fisherville, Tenn.; grandchildren, David Ray Perry Jr. and April Leigh Friedhaber and great grandchildren, Edwin, Alexander, John, Matthew, Carter, Jacob, John Luke and Bryson.  A graveside service was held Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10  a.m. at Senatobia Memorial Cemetery.  Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Donald Thomas
Donald McQuay Thomas, Jr., 32, of Coldwater, passed away August 29, 2018 at his residence. He was a former member of the Independence Volunteer Fire Department and is a current member of the Tate County Rescue Squad and owner of T.A.R. He is survived by his son, Michael Brody Thomas; mother, Jannette Hunt; father, Donald Thomas, Sr; stepmother, Rebecca Thomas; grandmothers, Betty Thomas and Jane Love; half brother, Brian Tilmore; and uncles, Paul Thomas and Darrell Thomas. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Cebron Thomas. Services were held Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery.

Janice Lee Wiese
Mrs. Janice Lee Wiese, 83, of Sardis, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018, at Oxford Health and Rehab.
Mrs. Wiese was born on March 21, 1935 in Warren, Ark. to the late Luella Baker Via and Alva E. Via.
Mrs. Wiese leaves behind her loving family which includes her daughters, Allena Wiese of Sardis, and Tammy Robertson (Neal) of Lebanon, Tenn.; and one grandson, Ethan Robertson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Allen Wiese; her parents; and her grandson, Whit Robertson. Funeral services were held on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Sardis Church of Christ with Bro. Hal Johnson and Bro. Neal Robertson officiating. Bro. Robert Rawson led the singing. Interment followed in Forrest Memorial Cemetery near Batesville. Visitation was held in the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sardis Church of Christ in Mrs. Wiese’s name. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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