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William Alexander Sr.

William Alexander Sr., 83, of Senatobia, passed away December 10, 2016. Funeral services were held at Wyatte Community Church Saturday, December 17 at 12 noon. Burial was in Southwoods Memorial Parks Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn.

He is survived by his wife, Eatherine Bowen Alexander; daughters, Daisy Jackson and Ethel Alexander of Olive Branch, Lois Alexander and Collins Steward of Byhalia, and Unissteanim Gibbs of Ashland; sons, William Alexander Jr., Bennie Earl Alexander and Lorenzo Alexander, all of Byhalia, and Raymond Alexander of Nashville, Tenn.; sister, Lorlean “Dolly” Stewart of Chicago, Ill.; 25 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater had charge of the arrangements.

Ricky D. 

Ricky D. Bolin, 63, of Memphis, Tenn., passed away December 11, 2016. 

He is survived by his sisters, Virginia Vest of Marion, Ark., Cornelia Reed of Sikeston, Mo., Katherine Distefano of Titusville, Fla., Maxine Lewis of Coldwater, Brenda Davis of Grandbury, Texas, and Glenda Donata of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and his brother, Randy Bolin of Truman, Ark.

Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia had charge of the arrangements.

David Bonner

David Bonner, 53, of Coldwater, passed away on December 9, 2016 at his residence.  

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Bonner; sons, Colby Bonner and James Thomas Bonner all of Coldwater; mother, Carol Bonner of Batesville; sisters, Judy Tutor of Batesville, and Diane Morton of Bossier City, La.; and brothers, James Thomas Bonner, Jr. of Courtland, and John R. Bonner of Leads, Maine. 

He was preceded in death by his father, James Thomas Bonner, Sr.  

Memorials may be sent to the Senatobia Church of Christ in Senatobia, MS where he was a member. 

Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Odelia Boyce

Odelia Boyce, 94, of Como, passed away December 7, 2016 at her residence. 

She is survived by her son, Early Boyce, Jr.; sisters, Alcey Lee Walton and Laverne Finley; 11 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. 

Services were held Saturday, December 17, at 12:00 p.m. at Howard Chapel CME Church in Como where she was a member. Burial followed in Cistern Hill Cemetery. 

Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

William “Webb” Callicutt

William “Webb” Callicutt died on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at his home in Hotchkiss, Colorado, from complications of scleroderma.  He was 66 years of age.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 9, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss.

William was born on June 21, 1950 in Memphis, Tenn. and lived in Senatobia, until he graduated from high school. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Memphis State University and his Master’s Degree from Colorado School of Mines.

Webb worked as a consultant to the Minerals Policy Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, HI where he met his wife, Lynn. He later was the Weed Coordinator for Delta County until his retirement.  He served on the Delta County Planning Commission for many years as well as the Rogers Mesa Domestic Water Co.

Webb enjoyed reading, skiing, hiking, rafting and biking.

Webb is survived by his wife, Lynn; his mother-in-law, May Aiko Haramoto; his sister, Virginia Wyatt; his nephew, Cliff Wyatt and niece, Casey Gallaspy and their families.

Webb was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Chester Callicutt.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made in Webb’s memory to the North Fork Ambulance Association, P. O. Box 127, Hotchkiss, Colorado 81419.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

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Robert “Bobby” Bryant Cooper

Robert “Bobby” Bryant Cooper, 78, of Olive Branch, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, at North Delta Hospice House in Southaven. 

He was born on August 15, 1938 in Curtis, Miss., to the late Minnie Lelia Sorrells Cooper and James William Cooper. 

He was a Methodist and a veteran of the United States Air Force.  He was a retired chemical operator, devoted to his family and loved his dog, Venus.  

Mr. Cooper is survived by his wife of 60 years, Juanita Cooper of Olive Branch; two sons, Brian Keith Cooper (Lee Ann) of Hernando, and Tim Cooper of Olive Branch; one sister, Elsie Burgin of Costa Mesa, Calif.; two grandchildren, Rachel Cooper and Carrie Abdel’Jaber (You’sef).  

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James William Cooper, Jr. and Travis Watson Cooper.  

Graveside services and interment were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, at Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw.  

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.  

Ray-Nowell Funeral Home – Senatobia Chapel has charge of arrangements.

Sharon V. Garner

Sharon V. Garner, 73, of Arkabutla, passed away December 10, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Donald Garner; parents, Bruce and Ethel Vincent; brother, Billy Vincent. 

She is survived by her daughters, Georgia Garner of Arkabutla, and Stacy Womble (Derick) of Coldwater; son, Jay Garner of Tunica; sister Mary Sue Jenkins (Johnny) of Arkabutla; brother, Jack Vincent (Mary) of Southaven; grandchildren; Kay Anne Thompson, Jeannie Thompson, Travis Sinquefield and Garner Sinquefield; and great grandchildren Carlee Kate Johnson, Trace Tucker and Anna Taylor Tucker. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Taylor Hyatt. 

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Brooks Chapel Cemetery. 

Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Toby Hudspeth

Toby Hudspeth, 62, of Coldwater, passed away December 16, 2016 at his residence. 

He is survived by his wife, Vickie Hudspeth of Coldwater; sons, Charles Hudspeth and Toby Brian Hudspeth of Independence; brothers, Lonnie Thomas Hudspeth, Jr. and Jeffery Lamar Hudspeth of Crenshaw; and three grandchildren, Savanna Hudspeth, Jacob Hudspeth and Jason Lynch. 

Services were held Sunday, December 18, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pate-Jones Funeral Home. Burial followed at Longtown Cemetery.

Daniel McClellan

Daniel McClellan, 37, of Sulligent, Alabama, formerly of DeSoto County, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 13, at 1:00 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church in Coldwater. Bro. Dewayne Wilkerson officiated. 

Daniel was born April 11, 1979 in DeSoto County to Donald McClellan and the late Willie “Pauline” Wilkerson McClellan. Daniel attended Independence High School. He previously worked as a computer repairman. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on computers and small engines. Daniel was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his father, Donald McClellan of Olive Branch; sisters, Teresa (Clay) Stockman, Sulligent, Ala., Windy (Michael) Stephens of Batesville,
and Donna McClellan and Eric Jackson of Sulligent, Ala.; and step daughter, Cheyenne Barber of McKenzie, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline McClellan; and daughter, Summer McClellan.

Otts Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

William Gardner “Billy” Todd, III

William Gardner (Billy) Todd, III died December 12, 2016, in Senatobia. Born March 5, 1946, in Memphis, Tennessee, he was the son of William and Helen Todd of Coldwater.

A proud graduate of the University of Mississippi, Mr. Todd worked for the Mississippi State Board of Health until his retirement in 2008, after 38 years of service. He served in the Mississippi National Guard, and was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Coldwater.

Billy Todd is survived by Ann Murphy Todd of Senatobia, his wife of 47 years; daughter, Christy Todd Peek of Richmond, Virginia; son, William Gardner Todd, IV, and daughter-in-law, Mary Mitchell Purvis Todd of Washington, District of Columbia; and two precious grandchildren whom he adored: Holden Murphy Peek and Elizabeth Louis Todd. He is also survived by his sister, Patsy Todd Carter of Senatobia, to whom he was extremely grateful for her gift of a kidney 32 years ago. Because of her generous gift, this kidney transplant was one of the longest surviving in University of Tennessee Medical Center transplant history.

Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church Coldwater on Thursday, December 15. Rev. Robert Maddux and Rev. Tim Smith officiated. 

Pallbearers included W.A. (Peck) Bouchillon, Mills Carter III, Todd Carter, Cary Embrey, Hugh Jamieson, and Burney (Butch) Veazey, Jr. with honorary pallbearers Frank Canada and Jackson Silar. Sanders Bohlke, longtime family friend, provided a special musical tribute.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church, 465 Central Ave, Coldwater, MS 38618. 

Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Sylvia Baker White

Sylvia Baker White, 54, of Memphis, Tenn., passed away December 8, 2016. Memorial services were held at Fountain of Living Praise International, Saturday, December 17, at 2 p.m.

She is survived by her father, James Baker Jr.; daughters, Kenya Ervin of Memphis, Tenn., Darnetia Davis of Horn Lake, and Alexandria Brownlee of Southaven; son, Adam James White of Columbus, Ga.; sister, Angela Baker of Memphis, Tenn.; brothers, James Anthony Baker III of Memphis, Tenn. and Fredrick Baker of Olive Branch; and four grandchildren.

Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater had charge of the arrangements.

Mattie B. Williamson

Mattie B. Williamson, 72, of Orange Park, Florida, formerly of Senatobia, died December 6, 2016. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 17 at West Antioch #2 Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She is survived by her daughter, Diana Williamson of Jacksonville, Fla.; five sons, Arther Williamson, Patries Williamson and Ron Williamson, all of Jacksonville, Fla., and Calvin Williamson and Norris Williamson, both of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Ardelle Massey of Coldwater, Jackie Akins and Ardury Harper both of Memphis, Tenn.; four brothers, Tony Harper, Eugene Harper, and Bobby Harper, all of Memphis, Tenn., and Winfred Harper of Coldwater; 20 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren.

Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia had charge of the arrangements.

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