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Nathaniel Dean

Nathaniel Dean, 82, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Senatobia, passed away on March 18, 2017. Funeral services were held at West Looxahoma Church of Christ on Saturday, April 1 at 12 noon. Burial followed in West Looxahoma Church Cemetery in Senatobia. 

He is survived by his daughters, Vanessa Tetter of Kaukkee, Ill., Renee Mason of Chicago, Ill., and Denise Dean of Chicago, Ill.; son, Stanley Dean of Maywood, Ill.; sisters, Cordia Dean Taylor, Mary Dean Houston, Martha Deberry, Ora Dean, Fay Dean, all of Chicago, Ill., Oberia Burton of Ata Loma, Calif., and Robbie Hibbler of Camarillo, Calif.; brothers, JB Dean, Bobby Dean, both of Chicago, Ill., and Sam Dean of Coldwater; 18 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater had charge of the arrangements.


Randolph Dover

Mr. Randolph Dover, 55, of Sardis, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in Olive Branch.

Mr. Dover was born on February 23, 1962 in Marks, to the late Barbara Criswell Dover and William Elmer Dover. Known as a compassionate, kind, and caring man, to know him was to love him. A member of Union Baptist Church, he was a devout Christian who lived his live through his faith and always left an impact on others. Sergeant First Class Dover proudly served his country for 30 years in the Mississippi Army National Guard with three active duty tours including one in Bosnia and two in Iraq, before his retirement.

He leaves behind his loving family, which includes his wife of 31 years, Vivian Scallorn Dover; two daughters, Jessica Dover Thomas (Dan) of Como, and Annadell Dover of Sardis; one son, Andrew Dover of Sardis; six sisters, Glenda Moore, Pat West, Mary Ann Willard, Vicky Bowles, Nita Gayle Hadley, all of Marks, Kathy Dover of Batesville, and Jean Webb of Crowder; two brothers, Perry Dover of Senatobia, and Wesley Dover of Sardis; and three grandchildren, Deacon, Dover, and Daysen Thomas. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 31, at 11 a.m. in Union Baptist Church. Interment followed, with military honors, in Union Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.

Ray-Nowell Funeral Home - Sardis Chapel was in charge of arrangements.



Edna White Mabry

Edna White Mabry, 64, of Looxahoma, passed away at Methodist University Hospital March 24, 2017. 

She was preceded in death by her father, David White. 

She is survived by her husband, Ken Mabry of Looxahoma; her daughter, Rachel Ann Iglinsky (Neil) of Southaven; mother, Dot Lyles White; sister, Mary White Worley (Henry); brother, Carl White (Teresa) all of Looxahoma, and grandchildren, Jayd Iglinsky, Joshua Simmons and Austin Iglinsky. 

She was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. 

Memorials may be sent to Mt. Vernon Cemetery Fund. Services were held Sunday, March 26, at 3:00 p.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.


Bobby Lynn Peeples


Bobby Lynn Peeples, 76, of Independence, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family, on March 27, 2017.  He was born on April 11, 1940 in Carrollton, Miss. to Mary Jewel Collins and Joseph Everette Peeples.  

Anyone who knew Bobby, knew he enjoyed time with people. He never met a stranger and quickly made friends with almost everyone he met. 

During his 30 years as a letter carrier for the Senatobia Postal Service, he made friends from all walks of life. He enjoyed a visit to Coleman’s BBQ and Peter Pan Service Station almost daily to visit with his friends. After retirement, Bobby loved to spend his spare time cutting grass and creating cedar wood carvings in his little workshop, which was often referred to as Bobby’s “Museum” because he found treasure in things that others would consider trash, to which he would creatively display with its newfound purpose.

A life that spanned almost 77 years cannot be condensed into a few words. Those that knew Bobby and were loved by him have truly been blessed. He will be missed so much.

Bobby is survived by his wife of 52 years, Retha Pope, his daughter, Jennifer Wooten (Phil) of Independence; his son, Lynn Peeples (Amy) of Barr; grandsons, Wade Peeples, Mark Peeples, Lane Peeples and Cody Peeples, all of Barr; granddaughters, Jessi Peeples and Jodi Peeples of Barr; and brother, James Peeples of Tunica.

He was preceded in death by his father, Everette Peeples; his mother Jewel Schoggin, and brothers, Billy Peeples, Edwayne Peeples and Joseph Peeples, Jr. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 29, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Ray-Nowell Funeral Home in Senatobia. Interment took place in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Independence, following the funeral services. 

Pallbearers were Wade Peeples, Mark Peeples, Lane Peeples, Cody Peeples, Robbie Pope, Taylor Pope, and Dickie Pope

Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.



Anthony Wade Watts


Anthony “Tony” Wade Watts passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the age of 53, due to a long-term illness. 

Anthony was born on November 20, 1963 to James and Virginia Watts. He was an only child. He was born in Memphis, Tenn. and moved to Senatobia in 1978. After he got out of school, he joined the National Guard. 

Anthony married the love of his life, Tammy Watts, 30 years ago on September 16, 1987. Together they had two sons, Joshua (29) married to Candace, and Matthew (28) married to Samantha. He has six grandchildren, Lee, Chandlor, Reagan,  Autumn, Joshua, and Khloe.

Anthony worked as a glass installer for 20 years. He was a volunteer fire fighter for several different fire houses.

In 2002, he became the founder and owner of a wrestling organization called Xtreme Outlaw Wrestling better known as X.O.W. Wrestling. This was his hobby and his passion. He loved everything about the wrestling business.

He made lots of wonderful friends along the way. He loved his family very much. He also loved going fishing, riding motorcycles, and taking road trips to explore new places and things.

Anthony will be missed deeply by his family and friends but never forgotten.

Services were held at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven. Burial followed in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven.




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