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Joe Lee Freeman Jr.

Joe Lee Freeman Jr., 50, of Senatobia died September 14, 2018 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. Services were held Sept. 22 at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Como. Burial followed in Ebenezer Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, Joe Lee Sr. and Rose Mary Freeman; two daughters, Jouarri Freeman and Infinity Freeman both of Raleigh, N.C.; one son, Devonta Freeman of Chicago; two brothers, Jeffery D. Freeman and Jamie R. Freeman both of Chicago; and one grand-child. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Thomas Gee

Mr. Charles Thomas Gee, 78, of Corinth, MS, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018, at the Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. Mr. Gee was born in Sardis, MS., on March 14, 1940, to The Late Ethel Carter Gee and William Finch Gee. A native of Pleasant Grove, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Mr. Gee made his career as an agriculture pilot and was a member of the Agriculture Pilot Association. He spent 20 years of his life in West Africa where he was officially the first crop duster in that region. During his time in Africa, he was named Traditional Chief of the Weppa-Wanno region of Nigeria. Mr. Gee is survived by five daughters, Ashley Gee, Elizabeth, Neena, Tress Denise, and Tomi Ann; two sons, C. Thomas Gee, II and William Langston; and one brother, John Carter Gee. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at noon  in Pleasant Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. John Howell Jr. officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memo-rial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Anita Wilborn Graham

Anita Stratton Wilborn Graham died  September 9, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven after a brief illness.Anita was born in 1935 to Lucien Stratton and Irene Wesley Stratton in Rolling Fork. She was one of six siblings. Graham graduated from Rolling Fork High School and then attend-ed the University of Southern Mississippi.  In 1956, she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in chemistry and mathematics from USM. That same year, Anita became an instructor at Northwest Mississippi Junior (Community) College at the young age of 20.  Later, Anita completed a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Mississippi. During 42 years of being an instructor at Northwest, she taught courses such as Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations and Physics. She educated future engineers, scientists, pharmacists, doctors, lawyers and teachers.  As a master teacher, she taught and influenced an innumerable quantity of students, and in addition, she mentored and encouraged her fellow faculty members. These students and co-workers cherish the memories, care, support and example that Anita shared through a life of integrity and honor.  In May of 1998, Anita retired from teaching at the college. In retirement, she enjoyed travel and various other hobbies.  In 2013, the faculty of the Mathematics Division at Northwest endowed a scholarship in her honor. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving aca-demic mathematics major or pre-engineering major and will be a lasting tribute to Anita’s devotion to her students and her profession. Throughout her life, Anita enjoyed and appreciated sports and competition of all kinds. She enjoyed playing basketball, golf, taking ballroom dance lessons and playing bridge in her bridge club. Though hardships were present in her exemplary life, Anita lived a true example of joy and peace through those hardships. Anita’s wit and sense of humor made those who knew her best fully appreciate this rare quality. She intensely loved her step-daughter Gail Wilborn who died at the young age of 25 in 1982.  Anita was also married to well-respected men, first to Thomas Wilborn who died in 1990, and after his death, was married to Carney Graham in 2004. Throughout the illnesses of these men, Anita was a comfort and constant caregiver. Mrs. Graham is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Lucien Moore Stratton Jr. and Raymond Leroy Stratton (DDS); husbands, Thomas Wilborn and Carney Graham; her step-daughter Gail Wilborn, and her stepson Rickey Graham; sisters, Eloise Stratton Walker, Virginia Stratton Hovis and Ann Wells Dale; her stepson Billy Graham and step-daughter-in-law Susan Graham. In addition, she leaves behind numerous beloved nephews, nieces, former coworkers and friends. All donations should be sent to the Anita Stratton Wilborn Graham Endowment Scholarship or to the Gail Wilborn Endowment Scholarship (for nursing students) at Northwest Mississippi Community College, Foundation Office, 4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668. A memorial service was held Sept. 21, at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis. Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia had charge of the arrangements.A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 21, at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis. Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia had charge of the arrangements.

Thomas L. Hutton

Thomas L. Hutton, 84, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Methodist Central Hospital in the Hospice Care Unit, Memphis. He was born on Jan. 13, 1934 in Worthington, Minn. to the late Floyd and Rosa Hutton. He was preceded in death by his son, Johnny Hutton, of Belle Plain, Minn. and a brother, Jim Hutton, of Minneapolis, Minn.Tom was well known and respected in the horse indus-try and served as a judge for the American Quarter Horse Association judging shows all over the United States, Canada and Europe including both the prestigious Quarter Horse World Show and Quarter Horse Congress. In addition to judging, Tom showed horses competitively with national, regional, state and local awards too numer-ous to mention. He was also in the horse breeding busi-ness and is an all-time leading breeder of quarter horses.In 2007,  he was inducted into the National Snaffle Bit Association Hall of Fame as all-time leading breeder. He served as president of the Minnesota Quarter Horse Association Mid-Tennessee Quarter Horse Association, and Mid-South Cutting Horse Association among others. His vast knowledge and experience landed him a position on the advisory board at Murray State University and was featured in the book “Judges Speak Out.”Tom had a great love of sports of all kinds. As a high school athletic star, he excelled in all sports including football, basketball, track and base-ball. He played college basketball and was on the U.S. Army football team. Additionally, he had been a little league baseball coach and competed in bowling leagues.A veteran of the U.S. Army, Tom won the Soldier of the Month Award six times and still today holds the record for the fastest time ever run in full gear and over boots at Fort Riley Kansas.An avid outdoorsman, he spent two summers as a fish-ing guide in the boundary waters of Minnesota. His love of the outdoors continued until his death. Known as an excellent tracker and marksman, he loved to deer hunt and has mentored many youth and adults along the way, while maintaining his values and a high respite for laws regarding wildlife and proper wildlife and game manage-ment.Tom was married to Teena Thompson Hutton of Senatobia for the past 30 years. Together, they owned local businesses, The Alley Cat Cafe and The Loft Home Collection. Tom truly loved life. He was friendly and compassionate to those in need. Tom Hutton was loved by many and will be missed by friends and family all across the country.He is survived by his wife, Teena Hutton of Senatobia, his children, Michele (Rick) Hutton of Wilmar, Minn., Jeff (Jeana) Hutton of Burnsville, Minn., Francine (Greg) Johnson of Puposky, Minn., Jeremy (Mindy) Corbett of Hattiesburg; his mother-in-law Audrey Thompson of Senatobia; his sister Vonda Neilson of Richmond, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.A celebration of life in his honor will be held on Sept. 29 in Burnsville, Minn.

Persile Oliver

Persile Oliver, 69, of Sarah MS.,died September 19, 2018. He is survived by his wife Bernice Coleman Oliver of Sarah, MS.; three daughters, Cabrina B. Oliver Campbell, Bernadette Oliver and Priscilla A. Sims all of Sarah; two sons, Antonio A. Oliver of Sarah and Mack A. L. Oliver of Senatobia; three sisters, Beuford Spain of Sarah, Beulah Hibbler of Sarah and Rerlean Roby of Nesbit. He is also survived by three brothers; Arthur Lee Oliver, J.G. Oliver and Ozelle Oliver all of Sarah and 24 grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 22, 2018, at Longtown Church of God in Sarah. Interment followed at Longtown Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia was in charge of the arrangements.

Lilllie Charline Roll

Lillie Charline “Charlee” Roll, 75, of Senatobia,passed away on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.Charlee grew up in Tyro, Miss., and spent a lot oftime in Harmontown with her grandparents, aunts anduncles. She loved to travel the country, her favoriteplace being the mountains of Colorado. After manyyears of working in the hotel industry, Charlee retiredto spend more time with her family.She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Hogg Mitrik;two sons, Christopher Hogg (Jamie) and William BrianHogg; five grandchildren, Alex Waugh, Andrew Mitrik,Tracie Annestedt, Ian Hogg and Connor Hogg; a sisterMary Hunter; her Aunt Virginia and many cousins,nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to RetrievingFreedom, at

William Matthew Tamke

William Matthew Tamke, 41, passed away on Tuesday,Sept. 4, 2018, in Murphysboro, Ill.Matthew was born April 14, 1977, in Memphis to thelate John William Tamke and Claire (Weber) Porter.Matthew was a member of St. Andrew Church. Heattended grade school at St. Andrew School. He was agraduate of Murphysboro High School and had attend-ed college at the University of Mississippi. Cremation has been accorded.  Memorial ser-vices were Sept. 11, at Crawshaw Funeral Home inMurphysboro.Deacon Don Sparling of St. Andrew Catholic Churchofficiated. Burial of cremains followed at St. AndrewCemetery in Murphysboro. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew School. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Claireand Steve Porter of Murphysboro; two brothers, TaylorTamke and Weber Tamke; one sister Abbey (Cody) Leeof Murphysboro; one brother Evan (Olivia) Porter ofCarterville; and one niece Isla Porter. Matthew is alsosurvived by several aunts, uncles, other family mem-bers and friends.Lucie Mae WhiteLucie Mae White, 70, of Senatobia, MS., diedSeptember 14, 2018 at DeSoto Baptist Hospital inSouthaven, MS. She was a housewife. She is survived by two sons; Dan White Jr and DarrylWhite, both of Senatobia; one sister, Gladys M. Pittmanof Como; and two brothers, Robert Earl Pittman andJames Pittman, both of Como and seven grandchildren.Funeral services were held Saturday, September22, 2018, at Hunter Chapel M.B. Church in Como.Visitation was Friday, September 21. Interment fol-lowed at Hunter Chapel M.B. Church Cemetery inComo. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home of Senatobia was incharge of arrangements.

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