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Betty Ann Freeze
Betty Ann Freeze, 71, of Crockett, passed away Jan. 1, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis.
Mrs. Betty had special love for music and such a passion for country and gospel.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years Jimmy Freeze of Crockett; a daughter Patricia Freeze Ward of Longtown;  and son Bobby Freeze of Memphis; sisters, Elizabeth Thomas of Crockett and Carolyn Murphree of Senatobia; brothers, Brooks Haven of Looxahoma and Robert Haven of Senatobia, and three grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 5 in the chapel of Pate-Jones Funeral Home.  Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
F.L. Gilliam
F.L. “Cowboy” Gilliam, of Strayhorn, originally from Dundee and retiree of Parker John Deere Tunica, passed away on Dec. 29, 2018 at his home.
Graveside services were held Dec. 31 at Oakwood Cemetery in Tunica.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Parker Gilliam, parents and one brother.
Gilliam leaves behind a daughter Diana (Bill) Frazier of Senatobia; grandson/caregivers Billy and Jennifer Frazier of Strayhorn; granddaughter Tracia Frazier (Joseph) of Memphis; step-brother Oscar Benner and great-grandchildren Justin Frazier, Brooke Sterrett, Zander Sterrett, Lucas Nena, Cassie Nena and Paige Nena. He also leaves behind a host of extended family, nieces, nephews and friends.
Meredith-Nowell Memorial Funeral Home of Tunica, MS has charge of service.
Dorothy Gilliland
Dorothy Gwin Harpole Gilliland, 99, of Coldwater,  passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
A celebration of life memorial service for was held at Coldwater United Methodist Church on Jan. 2.  
Services were under the direction of Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia.
Dorothy was known as “Dottie Gwin” to her family, “Dot” to her friends, and “Mama Dot” to her grandchildren and caregivers. She was born in Eupora on Aug. 11, 1919, as the fourth of five daughters to Minnie Mae Gwin and Lee Wesley Harpole.
She attended Eupora High School and graduated from Blue Mountain College, where she belonged to the Modenian Social Club. After college, she moved to Senatobia to teach school and she met John Franklin Gilliland, IV, known as “Booster” on a blind date. They were married in 1942 and lived in Coldwater until his death in 2000.  Dot then moved to Greenville to be near her oldest daughter. Besides being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Dot was active in her church and community. She served as Minister of Music for 52 years at Coldwater United Methodist Church.  She taught math and music at Magnolia Heights and was known as “Mama Cheerleader.”  
Dot was a member of the Coldwater Wednesday Club and even painted the “Welcome to Coldwater” signs. She loved to cook, sew, and especially work in her yard. Her flower gardens were a work of art and she created pressed prints and dried flower arrangements to preserve nature’s beauty.  Her signature was a butterfly.  Dot faithfully loved her Lord and her family and she had a sweet spirit and a smile that touched everyone she met.
Survivors include her two daughters, Leesa Gwin Cumbaa (Mrs. Dean) of Leland and Mary John Johnson of Ridgeland; five grandchildren Elizabeth Gwin Koestler of Biloxi, William Blair Johnson, Jr.  (Kellie) of Jackson, Leesa Marie Koestler Harris (Mrs. Jackson) of Atlanta, Mary Blair Johnson McCreary (Mrs. Ben) of Nashville, and Robert Alan Koestler, Jr (Carlile) of Greenville.
She is preceded in death by her husband John Franklin Gilliland, IV and her four sisters Minnie Lee Pryor (Mrs. Edward), Inez Curry Crocker (Mrs. Otis), Mae Alice Logan (Mrs. Graydon), and Anne Wall Dayton (Mrs. Clint).
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Coldwater United Methodist Church for either the Music Department or the Booster Fund (P.O. Box 428, Coldwater, MS  38618).
John-Robert Mims
John-Robert “Gage” Mims, 6, of Southaven passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis.
Gage was born on Jan. 20, 2012 in Southaven to Heather Albritton and John Alan Mims. He attended 1st grade at Greenbrook Elementary School and was a member of DeSoto Hills Baptist Church where he sang in the children’s choir.
He was a sweet and loving child who cared about everyone else, but he especially loved his little brother who affectionately referred to him as his “best friend.”
Gage leaves behind his loving family which includes his parents, Alan Mims of Southaven and Heather Albritton of Brighton, Tenn.; his little brother, Grayson Mims; his grandmother, Sarah Mims, both of Southaven; and his great-grandmother, Mary Holcomb of Olive Branch.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 31 at DeSoto Hills Baptist Church in Southaven with Bro. James Lewis officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill South Cemetery in Memphis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to DeSoto Hills Baptist Church, 4680 Getwell Rd., Southaven, MS 38672.
Ray-Nowell Funeral Home-had charge of arrangements.
Peggy Lowrie Schoggen
Peggy Lowrie Schoggen, 79, of Sarah passed away Jan. 1, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto.
Services were held on Jan. 4, in the chapel of Pate-Jones Funeral Home. Burial followed in Truslow Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband Billy Schoggen of Sarah; daughter Paula Goodwin of Sarah; sisters, Gloria Ward of Sardis and Linda Carlisle of Fort Smith, Ark.; brothers, Bobby Lowrie of Hernando, Joe Lowrie of Fort Smith, Ark. and Donnie Lowrie of Senatobia; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Strayhorn Baptist Church.
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.