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Aubrey Earl Davis

Aubrey Earl Davis, age 77, of Senatobia died peacefully Jan. 10, 2019, at his home with his family by his side. 

He was born March 16, 1941 in Water Valley to the late James Harold and Alice Wrenn Davis. 

Aubrey worked over 30 years at Big Yank Mfg. in Water Valley starting as a seam press operator and moving his way up to finishing supervisor before going to work for Springs Industries in Sardis where he worked almost twenty years as a sewing machine mechanic. 

His joys were numerous, which included restoring automobiles and houses. Aubrey also loved gardening and helping his neighbors, but his family always held a very special place in his heart. 

Services were held in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Dr. Randy Bain and Larry Hart officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Richard Whiteside, Kevin Whiteside, Nathan Pinkerton, Michael Pinkerton, Kipp Davis, and Earl Davis serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Brasure, Gerald Little, Tommy Jackson, Willie Davis, and Bruce Dahlgren. 

Aubrey is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy Pinkerton Davis of Senatobia; three daughters, Irene Jones (Kevin), Heather Swanson (Brandon) both of Senatobia, and Louise Waters (Shawn) of Hilliard Fla.; eight grandchildren, Kane Magee, Macey McNail, Tori Ann Lynch, Avery-Claire Buse, Nickki Swanson, Macey Swanson, Trenton Waters, and Allie Waters; as well as one brother Ernest Davis of Water Valley, MS. Along with his parents, Aubrey was preceded in death by one brother James Harold Davis, Jr; one grandson Kyle Jones; one nephew Ernest Davis, Jr; and and an uncle that Aubrey had cared for, Frank Coleman Wrenn.

Troy D. Harrell

Troy D. Harrell, 48, of Memphis and Sardis, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at his home in Memphis.  

Troy was born on Aug. 24, 1970, in Boulder, Col. to Laura Jones Harrell and James Harrell. He was a self-employed general contractor, a former manager for Bobcat in Billings, MT, and a former manager for A & B Buildings in Sheridan, Wy. 

Troy was a very outgoing person who made friends with everyone. He loved life and was never afraid of a challenge, rather he faced them head on. He always encouraged others to pursue their dreams. Troy loved the outdoors, especially fishing and horseback riding, and he will be missed by his family and his many friends around the world. 

Troy leaves behind his loving family which includes his parents, James and Laura Harrell of Sardis; his brother Tab Harrell, of Sardis, MS; and his aunts and uncles, Kevin Harrell of Richland, Mo., Jerry and Guy Ann Hawver and John Scott, all of Hutchinson, Kan., and Steve and Michelle Scott of Wichita, Kan.

A memorial service to honor Troy’s life was held on Jan. 19.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Ray-Nowell Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Roy George Jackson, Sr.

Roy George Jackson, Sr., 77, died Jan. 11, 2019 at his residence in Senatobia. 

Funeral services were held Jan. 19 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Como. Burial followed in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. 

He was preceded in death by his father Red Jackson, mother Lacy Wooten and brother Robert Campbell. He is survived by five daughters, Maria Hawkins of Coldwater, Bonnie Jackson, Dorothy Whitson and Joyce Grady all of Memphis and Stacy Boyd of Crenshaw; and one son Roy George Jackson, Jr. of Memphis. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. 

Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements. 

Cleoria Wooten Johnson

Cleoria Wooten Johnson, 87, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Coldwater, died Jan. 9, 2019 in Chicago. 

Funeral services were held Jan. 19, at West Looxahoma Church of Christ in Senatobia. Burial followed in Carter Sunset Garden Cemetery in Senatobia. 

She was a member of Chatham Avalon Church of Christ in Chicago, a member of the Silver Sage Christian Women Club, a member of the Golden Star Church Organization and a member of the Fisherettes Social Club. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Johnson; three daughters, Elaine Hickman and Gwendolyn Hardy, both of Phoenix, Ariz., Linda Glover of Chicago; two sons, Charles Hardy Jr. of Coldwater, Christopher Hardy of Phoenix; five sisters, Azalee “Hollie” Lee of Chicago, Leesther Black of Markham, Ill., Hattie Mae Wilson of Sandusky, Ohio, Mary Eason of Memphis, Elizabeth Newsome of South Holland, Ill/ and one brother, Harvey Wooten of Coldwater. She also leaves 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 

Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.

LeRoy Jones

LeRoy Jones, 59, of Memphis, passed away Jan. 10, 2019 at Regional One Health Medical Center. 

He is survived by his daughters, Nakita Jones of Batesville and Alishia Marion of Texas; sons, Kelcy Jones, Antonio McKay and Adrian McKay all of Memphis; mother, Dorothy Mae Jones of Memphis; sisters, Willie Mae Jones of Memphis, and Annette Bank Jones of Como; brothers, Thomas Earl Jones and Fred Jones both of Como; two granddaughters; one grandson and life companion, Debra McKay of Memphis.

Mr. Jones was a member of First Baptist Church - Broad, Memphis. Services were held Jan. 19, at Cistern Hill M.B. Church. Burial followed in Mt. Level M.B. Church Cemetery.

Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Cynthia “Cindy” Jeanne Craft Massey

Cynthia “Cindy” Jeanne Craft Massey of Greenville, Mississippi, passed away Jan. 16, 2019, at UMMC in Jackson.

She was buried at Lakewood Memorial Park, in Jackson, Jan. 18

Massey was born on Nov. 11, 1953, in Greenville. She attended Mississippi schools in Greenville, Jackson, Brookhaven, Indianola and graduated from Senatobia, High School. She attended Mississippi University for Women. 

Cindy is survived by her son Leon “Lee” Veazey (Dana) and her grandson, Hays Veazey, all of Senatobia; her mother Janice Barnett Craft of Greenville and her two brothers, John Michael Craft (Becky) of Shreveport, La.  and his two children, Hunter and Meredith Craft, and her brother James Pipkin Craft of Senatobia. 

She is preceded in death by her father, John Rimmer Craft and her brother Carey Alan Craft both of Greenville. Visit  for online guestbook.

Jimmy C. McClain

Jimmy C. McLain, 78, of Senatobia, passed away Jan. 14, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto.

He was born in Ripley and was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Jimmy was a graduate of Mississippi State University with a master’s degree in extension education. His passion and commitment to the youth, farmers and cattlemen he served while in his roles as 4-H youth agent and county agent was immeasurable. 

He was inducted into the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame in 1997. He loved to hunt, especially with his dog Cisco, spend time at the farm, renovating old houses and passing on his craftsmanship skills to others. He was affectionately known as Uncle Fix It by his family. He was known by his grandchildren and their friends as Daddy Mc. His love for each of them was endless. His favorite trips were to the Smokey Mountains with his wife Frances and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law. 

Jimmy is survived by his wife Frances R. McLain of Senatobia; son Johnny F. McLain of Senatobia; daughters, Jan McLain Ishee (Jim) of Jackson and Judy McLain Reed (Gaylon) of Batesville; grandchildren, Mary Gracen Reed, Austin Ishee and Owen Ishee and precious and most adored loved one, Alice Sides McLeod.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Virginia McLain. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the MSU Extension 4-H Livestock Program Fund, MSU Foundation, P.O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Online donations may be made at and designate your gift for the MSU Extension 4-H Livestock Program or a charity of your choice. 

Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Senatobia Memorial Cemetery.

Billie Pool

Mrs. Billie Lois Pool, 80, passed away on Jan. 10, 2019, at her home in Oxford. 

Mrs. Pool was born on Dec. 21, 1938, in Batesville to the tate Janie Rutledge Henry and George Henry. 

She retired after serving over 21 years with North Mississippi Regional Center where she created the seniors program. Mrs. Pool spent much of her time performing volunteer work with special needs children which she enjoyed. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who devoted her life to her family. She was a member of Sardis Church of Christ and will be deeply missed by those who knew her. 

Mrs. Pool leaves behind her loving family which includes her daughters, Tanya Beal of Somerville, Tenn. and Alice Pool of Oxford; her son Vince Pool of Batesville; 10 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Pool; her daughter Taylor Nicole Willard Pool; and her parents. 

Funeral services were held on Jan. 17, at 2pm in the chapel of Dickins Funeral Home with Bro. Hal Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Forrest Memorial Cemetery. 

Dickins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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