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Delarence Lee Allen

Delarence Lee Allen, 31, of Senatobia, passed away on January 1, 2017. Funeral services were held at Springfield MB Church on Saturday, January 7 at 1:00 p.m. Burial followed in Senatobia Memorial Cemetery.

He is survived by his daughter, Alaila Jefferies of Senatobia; sons, Da Travious L. Taylor of Senatobia and Delarence L. Allen Jr. of Senatobia; a special friend, Jacqueline Rush of Senatobia; sisters, Christy Arrington, Laquanna Allen, Stacey Dye, Geneare Moore, all of Senatobia, Pamela Dye and Davian Dye, both of Southaven, Sherika Jennings, Emma Jean Wooten, Barbara Wooten, all of Como, and Kelsey Dye of Kansas City, Mo.; and brothers, Mario Arrington of Olive Branch and Christopher Wooten of Como.

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

Georgia Ivy Caffey

Georgia Ivy Caffey, 77, of Senatobia, MS, passed away January 4, 2017 at her residence.  

She retired from The Baptist Children’s Village and was a lifelong member of Crenshaw Baptist Church and current member of Lifepoint Church in Senatobia.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clint Caffey, Sr.  

She is survived by her daughters, Penny Jones and Kandy Spencer (Kenney) both of Senatobia; sons, Clint Caffey, Jr. of Crenshaw, and Aubrey “Pee Wee” Caffey (Connie) of Sarah; grandchildren, Scott Jones, Gary Jones, Jr., Regina Mays, Brandy Caffey, Clint Caffey, III, Clay Caffey, Paula Cummins, Aubrey Caffey, Jr., Kent Spencer and Kyle Spencer, 18 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  

Memorials may be sent to The Baptist Children’s Village.  

Services were held Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Lifepoint Church in Senatobia. Burial followed in Longtown Cemetery. 

Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Everette Flippo

Everette (Gene) Flippo, 57, of Sardis, passed away January 3, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.  

He served as a member of the Army National Guard and in his pastime loved to hunt and fish.  

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Flippo of Sardis; daughter, Nina Galloway of Arkabutla; sons, Junior Flippo of Strayhorn, Joseph Flippo of Nesbit, and Anthony Vandewater of Sardis; father, David Still of Arkabutla; sisters, Deborah Sy and Melissa Justice both of Arkabutla, and Charlotte Berry, Theresa Kilgore and Freda Flippo all of Woodville, Ala.; brothers, Randy Harbin of Athens, Ala., Andy Harbin, Freddy Flippo, Eddie Flippo and James Keel all of Woodville, Ala., Charles White of Tennessee and Robert White of New Hope, Ala.; and 10 grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, January 7, at 11:00 a.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia.

Kevin Gordon Hataway

Kevin Gordon “Pop” Hataway, 85, of Independence, passed December 31, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. 

He is survived by his spouse, Agnes Joan Douglas of Independence; two daughters, Sarah Busby and Rita Sharp both of Independence; his sister, Ann Clayton of Byhalia; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. 

He was a member of Victory Baptist Church and was a veteran serving in the United States Marine Corps. 

Services were held Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church with Pate-Jones Funeral Home having charge of the arrangements. Burial followed in Greenleaf Cemetery.

Larry Wade Malone

Larry Wade Malone, 72, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at his home in Coldwater. 

He was born July 29, 1944 in Houlka, Miss. to the late Renzie Poyner and Sarah “S.T.” Crocker Malone. 

Larry was a member of First Baptist Church of Coldwater and a veteran of the MS National Guard. He was an Agriculture Teacher for the Tate County School System where he retired after 38 years of service. Larry received Teacher of the Year and devoted countless hours to his students, helping them develop their leadership skills, and proudly watching several of the FFA Youth go on to become state officers in FFA. He was an active member of the MS Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers, MS FFA Alumni, Independence FFA Alumni, MS State University Alumni, State of MS Horse Show Association, and Tri-Lakes Western Horse Show Association. 

Larry enjoyed cooking on the grill and feeding his family and friends, watching football and riding horses. Some of his greatest achievements were watching his children and grandchildren ride and show horses.

Visitation was held Sunday, January 8, at First Baptist Church of Coldwater. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 9, at First Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Maddux and Bro. Tim Smith officiating. Burial followed the funeral service, at 3:00 p.m. in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Bruce (Calhoun County). Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley, MS was in charge of arrangements.

Larry is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Dee Edwards Malone of Coldwater; two daughters, Lorrie Lofton (Chad) of Brookhaven, and Lisa Malone of Coldwater; six grandchildren, Shelby Nabors, Ashley Nabors Roberts (Mark), Brittany Wade, Jacob Lofton, Deanna Lofton, and Maggie Lofton; two sisters-in-law, Ann Malone of Bruce, and Donna Crump (Jeff) of Tupelo; one niece, Tracie Lee (Chad) of Bruce; one great niece, Codi Beth Lee of Bruce; one great-great nephew; and a host of nieces, nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Travis Malone.

The family requests that memorials be made to Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

Dorothy Ann Schoeps

Dorothy Ann Schoeps, nee Sturdivant, 76, died peacefully in her sleep at home on January 3, 2017 after a long illness.

A Memorial Reception will be held from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory in Urbana, Ill.

Dorothy was born on March 26, 1940 in Corinth, Mississippi, as the only child of Powhatan and Lorene Sturdivant.

She attended Auburn University, Auburn Ala., and she graduated with a degree in English and Art History from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., where she met her husband Karl-Heinz Schoeps. They got married in August 1965 in Danforth Chapel on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Her parents preceded her in death.  Two aunts, several cousins, and her husband survive her.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Dorothy’s honor to Champaign County Humane Society, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts or to Illinois Public Media (WILL). Condolences may be offered at

Ethel Mae Wright

Ethel Mae Wright, 81, homemaker, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Coldwater, passed away on January 1, 2017. Funeral services were held at Second Baptist M.B. Church in Coldwater on January 7 at 1:30 p.m. Burial followed in Second Baptist Church Cemetery.

She is survived by her son, Jerry Wayne Toliver of Coldwater; sisters, Gertrude Logan and Margret Sharp both of Coldwater; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater had charge of the arrangements.

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