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W. Anita Ross Bramley Barret

W. Anita Ross Bramley Barrett departed this life December 1, 2013 at her home in Hernando, Miss. At her side was her daughter, Judy C. Bramley Burton (Roy), her son, James R. Bramley (Marcie), and granddaughters, Moriah Mozingo and Mandy Mozingo Kumpunen. 

Anita (Nita), born March 25, 1922 in Florien, La. to Wm. C. Ross and Josie Chance, graduated from Humes High School and first married James F. Bramley on August 1, 1942 in Memphis, Tenn. Perhaps her happiest years, 1946-1965, were spent on Airways Blvd. in a home they built prior to the construction of the new airport. 

For about 10 years they lived in Oakhaven before moving to Hernando. 

After Jim’s death in 1990, she was married to Arlice C. Barrett in 1992, until his death in 1999. 

Along with being creative and industrious, Nita thoroughly enjoyed singing in the church choir, collecting antiques and dolls, growing flowers, and joking and kidding with friends. 

Nita was preceded in death by one granddaughter and is survived by seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 5, at 12 p.m. at Solid Rock Assembly of God Church in Senatobia. Burial was at 3 p.m. in Memphis Memory Gardens.  

Memorial contributions may be sent to Solid Rock Assembly of God Building Fund. 

Ray-Nowell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Martha Welch Bell

Martha Welch Bell, 63, of Senatobia, Miss., passed away November 27, 2013 at her residence. Services were held Saturday, November 30, at 10:00 a.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in the LDS Cemetery in Sarah. 

She is survived by her daughters, Michelle Littlejohn (Walter) of Senatobia, and Elizabeth Thompson (Timothy) of Potts Camp; sisters, Lounette Freeman (Marvin) and Brenda Welch all of Holcomb, brother, Dennis Welch (Tammie) of Pope; and five grandchildren.

Bobby Clyde Little

Mr. Bobby Clyde “Bob” Little, of Crowder, Miss., passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 in Southaven, Miss. 

Services were held Sunday, December 1 at Crowder Assembly of God Church with burial in Crowder Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his daughter, Bobbie Lynn Little of Crowder; two sons, Gerald Little (Arlene) of Senatobia and Martin Steven Little of Crowder; two sisters, Nancy Renfro and Mary Stroup of Crowder; and two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker, 63, of Sarah, Miss., passed away December 3, 2013. Services were held Thursday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Flag Lake Cemetery. 

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Parker of Sarah; daughter, Amy Parker of Southaven; and her brothers, Larry Carlisle (Connie) of Senatobia, and Danny Carlisle (Betty Kay) of Senatobia. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Margie Carlisle.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Flag Lake Baptist Church, 1628 Highway 4 West, Sarah, MS, 38665, where she was a member.

Mary Kathryn Ray

Mary Kathryn Ray, 81, of Senatobia, Miss., died Friday, November 29 at Senatobia Convalescent Home.

Kathryn spent her life caring for her children and grandchildren. Her family was her life. Mrs. Ray was a longtime member of the Acacia Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She and her husband Coy Ray, were active in several local dance clubs, including the Paddle Wheelers. 

Survivors include two sons, Carl E. Ray of Senatobia and Charles E. Ray of Vicksburg; one daughter, Barbara Gail Cothran of Vicksburg; a sister, Elaine Hathorn of Vicksburg, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy E. Ray, her parents, J.W. Moulder and Ruth Moulder; two sisters; Amy Lambert and May Roach and two great granddaughters, Chloe Yount, and Ava Yount. 

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with Brother Donnie Cain officiating. Burial followed at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation was held on Wednesday, December 4, from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of the service.  

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Mitch Reed

Mitch Reed, 53, of Senatobia, Miss., passed away December 3, 2013 at the Senatobia Convalescent Center. Services were held Thursday, December 5, at 2:00 p.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Senatobia Memorial Cemetery. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby L. and Joyce Sanders Reed. 

He is survived by his brothers, Tim Reed of Senatobia, and Mike Reed (Susan) of Oxford; and his stepmother, Charisse Reed of Senatobia. 

Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church Senatobia, 317 Ward St. Senatobia, MS, 38668, where he was a member.

Fair Ella Swauncy

Fair Ella Swauncy, 86, of Coldwater, Miss., passed away November 26, 2013. Funeral services were held at Antioch #2 MB Church in Coldwater on Monday, December 2 at 11:00 a.m. Burial followed in Antioch #1 Cemetery in Senatobia.

She is survived by five sons, Regald Swauncy of Memphis, Tenn., William Swauncy of St. Petersburg, Fla., Wayne Swauncy of Gautier, Miss., Tony Swauncy of Memphis, Tenn., and Jacson Swauncy of Memphis, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

Sandra Carr Taylor

Sandra Carr Taylor, 67, died peacefully on December 4, 2013, with her brother and sister-in-law by her side. 

She was born on June 14, 1946, in Memphis, Tennessee to James Quentin Carr and Wheeler Lipscomb Carr.  

Sandra was a 1964 graduate of Coahoma County High School in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and a 1965 graduate of the Miller-Hawkins Business College in Memphis, Tennessee.  

In 1989, she received her CNA certificate from Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois. 

Sandra worked her entire career as a medical assistant helping others in need and was an avid dog lover.  

She is survived by her brother, James Q. Carr, II, his wife Margaret, and their three children, James Whitworth Carr, Caroline Worth Carr, and Wesley Bounds Carr.  

The funeral service was at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 7, at the Como United Methodist Church in Como.  Interment in Friendship Cemetery followed the service. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Como United Methodist Church.

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