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Raymond D. Boyce

Raymond D. Boyce, 62, of Como, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Services were held Saturday, Sept. 8, at Hunter Chapel MB Church in Como. Visitation was Friday, Sept. 7, at Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed services at Hunter Chapel MB Cemetery in Como. He is survived by his wife Ester Boyce of Como, five daughters: Christy Boyce, Alisha Boyce, Gloria Boyce, Toneisha B. Mottley, LaSonia Bradley and Sheria Burnett, all of Como, and a stepdaughter, Larletha Evans of Senatobia. He also leaves two sons: Raymond Boyce Jr. of Como, Greg Wright of Memphis; four sisters: Clara Kirkwood of Como, Brenda Black of Como, Christine Langston of Las Vegas and Mattie Downs of Los Angeles; five brothers: Joe Boyce, R.L. Boyce, Elvis Bowden, Hubert Bowns, all of Como, and James Ward of Coldwater; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Edwin Byrne Jr.

Donald Edwin Byrne, Jr., 56, of Senatobia died on Sep. 3, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto. He is survived by his wife Renee Byrne of Senatobia; daughters, Kaitlyn Reid (Keegan) of New York, N.Y. and Rebecca Cobb (Caleb) of Starkville; sisters, Susan Byrne of Houston, Texas, Jane Byrne of Baton Rouge, La., Peggy Byrne of Lafayette, La., and Shirley Byrne of Natchez and brother Joseph Byrne of Natchez. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Byrne, mother Barbara Byrne and brother Mike Byrne. A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at 4235 State Park Road at the John W. Kyle Lodge in Sardis, MS 38666.

Vinton Durene Ferguson

Vinton Durene Ferguson, 82, of Independence, Miss., passed away Sept. 2, 2018. at his residence. He was born July 16, 1936, to Vinton Ferguson and Ruth Walker Ferguson-Wallace. He leaves his wife Ruth Gallagher Ferguson; chil-dren, Dr. Diane Ferguson of Hernando, Miss., and Darlene Eubanks (Tom) of Cordova, Tenn.; stepdaugh-ter, Kellie Samsel (Scott) of Barton, Miss.; grandchil-dren, Walker Coghlan, Rachel Eubanks, Jack Samsel and Jorja Samsel; adopted son Ernie Ferguson and fam-ily: Judy, Jonathan, Hunter and Julie Ann; sister, Gatha Wallace (Ray) of Baldwin, Miss.; brothers, Jim Ferguson (Barbara) of Senatobia, Miss., and Mike Ferguson (Jill) of Senatobia, Miss.; and stepsisters, Charlotte Wallace Blair of Senatobia, Miss., and Suester Wallace Sowell of Raleigh, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joe Ferguson. He graduated from Northwest in 1954. When his father died in 1955, he left his job in Memphis to go back home to help his mother, Ms. Ruth, with the dairy and raising three young energetic brothers. His main occupations down through the years were dairy farmer and agriculture consultant. Durene became a member of the Gideons International in 1994. The Gideons are a Christian business and professional men’s organization who place Bibles in hotels, hospitals, schools and institu-tions. The Gideons do not seek publicity, but Durene spoke in many churches over the years raising thousands of dollars to buy Bibles to be distributed over the world. He loved the Lord.While in the hospital, his wife Ruth, who he was mar-ried to 34 years, told him to be cooperative with the doc-tors, nurses and staff. She told him to remember that he was a Gideon! He replied that he was part Walker, too. (His mother, Ms. Ruth was a Walker before she married Durene’s father).He was a take charge guy and you knew how you stood with him. He loved animals. He could relate to all people and had a good work ethic and thought everyone else should have one, too. He had a soft spot for the beg-gar at the curb who he thought had no money.He loved his family (from children, grandchildren, brothers, sister, nieces and nephews). He was his hap-piest when he could load his grandchildren in the old green Lincoln with all their stuff and bring them to the farm for several days. There was always plenty of Blue Bell Ice Cream. Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Independence, Miss. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service were Walker Coghlan of Tahoe City, Calif., Adam Ferguson of St. Louis, Mo., Marty Ferguson of Memphis, Tenn., Dr. Wesley Ferguson of Starkville, Miss., Christopher Goodwin of Memphis, Tenn., Jack Samsel of Barton, Miss., and Joey Wallace of Tupelo, Miss. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Smith of Picayune, Miss., Jimmie Sneed of Independence, Miss., Ellis Blount of Independence, Miss., and Gideons from the Senatobia, Miss., camp.Memorials may be sent to Gideons International, P.O. Box 175, Senatobia, MS 38668 or to the donor’s choice. Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia had charge of the arrangements.

Pauline Mosley

Pauline Mosley, 92, of Senatobia died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at North Delta Hospice. She was a retired school teacher. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 8, at Thyatira Family Life Center with visitation Friday, Sept. 7, at Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater and before the services. Burial followed in Harris Chapel Cemetery.She is survived by her spouse Major Mosley, one daughter Jean Mosley Flowers of Memphis; three sons, Joseph “Ben” Mosley of Senatobia, Major C. Mosley Jr. of Milwaukee and Randy E. Mosley of Memphis. She also leaves 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of the services.Robert Darryl WilsonRobert Darryl Wilson, 68, a retired high school teach-er, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at his home in Oxford, Miss. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Born in Strayhorn, Miss., to the late Stan and Ethel O’Neal Wilson, Darryl taught high school in Florida, Mississippi and Texas. He loved and trusted the Lord and listened with knowledge to the Lord within himself. Darryl enjoyed watching television. Survivors include his wife Kathleen Broecker Wilson of Oxford; two daughters, Melody Watson of Watertown Mass., and Alita Wilson of Kansas City, Mo.; three sons, Dana Wilson of Hamburg, Germany, Timothy Wilson of Oxford, Miss., and Nicholas Wilson of Springfield, Mo.; three sisters, Freida Masitis, Peggy Hunter and Rose Anne Shanks, all of Senatobia, and one brother David Wilson of Senatobia. He leaves seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Mary Anderson and a brother Herman Wilson. Arrangements were handled by Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

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