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Margie Jones Eads Pearson
Margie Jones Eads Pearson, age 82, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Charleston Nursing Home. She is the wife of Joe Pearson of Batesville.
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearson were held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 12 noon in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. The family received friends Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed the service at Forrest Memorial Park. Rev. Rusty Miller officiated.
Margie was born September 25, 1935 to the late Abram Eugene Jones and Lillian Coggins Jones in Quitman County. Margie was a retired bookkeeper for Brassell’s John Deer where she worked for 34 years. She was a member of Goodwill Church of God. Margie enjoyed spending time and taking trips with family and friends. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning and fishing.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, James L. Eads; one daughter, Jackie Laverne Eads; 3 sisters, Ruby Bolen, Mary Ruth Rice, and Faye Bass; 2 brothers, Fred Jones and Gene Jones; and one grandchild, Terri Johnson.
The loving family she leaves behind include her husband, Joe Pearson of Batesville; two daughters, Sheryl Eads Johnson of Portageville, Mo., and Linda Eads Dear of Batesville; two sisters, Ellen Vanhoozer of Amory, and Patricia Mettatal of Batesville; three grandchildren, Walter Kevin Dear, Jr., Taylor Dear, and James Johnson (Charolette); and two great grandchildren, Caleb and Madison Johnson.


Mr. Delford Leon Smith
Mr. Delford Leon Smith, 83, of Como, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Mr. Smith was born on February 1, 1935 in Alicia, Ark., to The late Lular Steward Smith and Clifford W. Smith. He moved to Memphis, Tenn., where he raised his family, as a young man to find work. Mr. Smith retired from Barnhart Crane and Rigging in Memphis where he worked as a crane engineer. He was an avid fisherman and is fondly remembered by his family as a good Samaritan who was a loving and caring person who always gave to others in need. He attended Solid Rock Assembly of God in Senatobia.
Mr. Smith leaves behind his loving family which includes his wife of 64 years, Martha Smith of Como; two daughters, Debra Rose (Steven) of Muskogee, Okla., and Lynn Lowery (Nathan) of Wentzville, Mo.; one brother, Donald Ray Smith of Wentzville, Mo.; six grandchildren, Chad Rose (Chynthia), Jason Rose (Charity), Ashley Rose, Nathan Daniel Lowery, Jenifer Kelly (John), and Jonathan Wiegand (Stormy); four great-grandchildren, Ivy Lowery, Henry Rose, Josephine Kelly, and Jack Kelly.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Melinda Gay Smith and Regina Ann Smith Wiegand; one son, Michael Wayne Smith; six brothers and sisters; and his parents.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the Senatobia Chapel of Ray-Nowell Funeral Home. Interment followed in Senatobia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was held in the funeral home on Friday, June 15, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.
Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


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