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Herman Eugene Boling

Herman Eugene Boling, 92, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at home. He was born on November 10, 1925, in Senatobia, MS., to the late James and Lida (Shepherd) Boling.  He is also preceded in death by his brothers Robert, Russell and Howard Boling. Herman was retired and was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Mary Evelyn (Haven) Boling; daughter, Barbara Miller (Brian), grandchildren; Kim (Melvin), Shannon (Derek) and Brian Jr. (Debbie), seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, two sisters and one brother. Services were Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the funeral home with burial  following at Louisville Memorial Gardens East. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

Dorothy Davis Covington

Mrs. Dorothy Maxine Davis Covington, 88, of Batesville, MS, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 6,2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS. Mrs. Covington was born on April 18, 1930, in Batesville, to The Late Ozelle Hendrix Davis and Thomas Jefferson Davis. She was a faithful member of the Batesville Presbyterian Church where she was involved in Sunday School and the Women’s Circles. She loved God, her church, and her family. She spent most of her leisure time working in her yard and taking care of flow-ers. She is still remembered as “Miss Maxine” by all the children she loved and cared for in her day care, Kiddie Korner. Mrs. Covington is survived by her two chil-dren, James R. “Jimmy” Covington (Suzanne) of Sardis and Jean Robison (Hank) of Batesville; her brother, Donald Davis (Betty) of Batesville; four grandchildren, Richard Covington (Karen), Jodi Russell (Bryan), Molly Bienvenu (John), and Jason Covngton (Leslie); and elev-en great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, James N. Covington. Funeral services were Sunday, September 9, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Batesville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jerry Long officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery in Courtland. Visitation was in the church Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Cross or to the Batesville Presbyterian Church.Dickens Funeral Home was in charge.

Betty Wells McGee

Betty Wells McGee, age 86, of Texarkana, Texas, died Monday, September 10, 2018.Betty was born in Senatobia, Mississippi, in 1932 and graduated from Senatobia High School. Soon after gradu-ation, she met her love, Patrick Lindy McGee, and they were married in 1952. The McGees settled in Texarkana in 1956. They were active members of First United Methodist Church of Texarkana, Arkansas, where they taught Sunday school together. Betty was a loyal member of the Junior League of Texarkana where she was awarded the Sustainer of the Year award in 1988. Betty was an avid bridge player.Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. L.H. Wells and Mrs. Mamie Kerr Wells, her sisters, Herma Lee Anderson and Dorothy Barker, and her brother Billy Wells.She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Tommy K. Wells and Dottie of Batesville, Mississippi; her two children and their spouses, daughter Linda McGee Schafer and husband Dennis of Texarkana, Texas, and son Patrick Lindy McGee, Jr., and wife Jennifer of Austin, Texas; as well as six grandchildren, Lindy Locke Page and husband Jameson of Nashville, Tennessee, Calley Lachowsky of Texarkana, Texas, Luke Schafer and Brooke of Fayetteville, Arkansas , Meredith McGee, Caroline McGee and Lindy Elizabeth McGee all of Austin, Texas. A celebration of Mrs. McGee’s was held Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Texarkana Funeral Home, Texas, with Rev. Jamie Alexander officiating. A private entombment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park’s mausoleum.Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Arkansas, at 400 E. 6th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, 71854.

Virginia Dorrah Metts

Mrs. Virginia Dorrah Waldrip Metts, 86, of Como, MS., passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven, MS.Mrs. Metts was born on October 27, 1931, in Lafayette County, MS., to the late Maye Russell Waldrip and Clinton Waldrip. She was a member of Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church in Lafayette Springs, MS. Mrs. Metts loved flow-ers and enjoyed traveling with her husband. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.Mrs. Metts leaves behind her loving family which includes her husband of 70 years, Albert Metts of Como, MS.; two daughters, Rosemary Springfield (Lynn) of Little Rock, AR. and Cindy Key of Horn Lake, MS.; three sons, Danny Metts (Mary) of Lafayette Springs, MS., Mark Metts (Sissy) of Byhalia, MS., and Andy Metts of Olive Branch, MS; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grand-children; and one great-great grandchild.Funeral services were Sunday, September 16, at 2 p.m. in Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church in Lafayette Springs with Bro. Calvin Ward officiating. Interment was in Lafayette Springs Cemetery. Visitation was in the Senatobia Chapel of Ray-Nowell Funeral Home on Saturday, September 15.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Louise Sanders Ray

Elizabeth Louise Sanders Ray, 93, of Senatobia, MS., passed away September 11, 2018, at Senatobia Health Care and Rehab. She is survived by son-in-law Gene Smith; granddaughter-in-law Paige Smith; great-granddaughters, Heather Paige Spellman and Haley McKay Kogler and great-great-grandson, Parker McKay Spellman. She was pre-ceded in death by her husband, Boyce McKay Ray; daughter, Elizabeth Kay Ray Smith; sister, Genell Sanders and grandsons, Samuel Gene Smith and Boyce McKay Smith. She was a member of First Baptist Church Senatobia. Visitation was September 15, at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia with services following. Burial was in Bethesda Cemetery.

John Drew Stafford

Mr. John Drew Stafford, 94, of Senatobia, MS., passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis. Mr. Stafford was born on February 9, 1924, in Sondheimer, LA to the late Alma and Leach Stafford. A member of The Greatest Generation, Mr. Stafford proudly served during World War II in the United States Army. Mr. Stafford never met a stranger and had a unique way of always leaving people feeling better after talking with him. He was a loving family man who was proud of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mr. Stafford leaves behind his loving family which includes his two daughters, Carol Stone (David) of Olive Branch, MS and Shelia McCabe (Joel) of Bartlett, TN; one son, Drew Stafford (Becky) of Senatobia; four grandchildren, Jennifer Martin of Clarksville, TN, Nicole McCabe of Lafayette, IN, Max McCabe of Bartlett, TN, and Bethany Stafford of Senatobia; three great-grandchil-dren, Jameson Martin, Fallon Martin, and Fiona McCabe.He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Faye Stafford and his grandchild, Carly McCabe. Funeral services were Monday, September 10, 2018, at 2pm in the Senatobia Chapel of Ray-Nowell Funeral Home. Interment was in Magnolia Cemetery in Coldwater, MS. Visitation was held in the funeral home on Monday from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. In lieu of flow-ers, memorial contributions may be made to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, TN. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Mae Wilbourn Williams

Sarah Mae Wilbourn Williams , 48, of Como, died Saturday, September 8, 2018, in Memphis, TN. Graveside services were Saturday, September 15, at Simon Chapel #2 in Como. Visitation was held Friday, September 14 at Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater. Burial was in Simon Chapel Cemetery.She is survived by her husband, Darrell Wilbourn, her father, Eddie B. Wilbourn and one daughter, Kierra Wilbourn of Memphis, TN. She also leaves six sisters, Debra Rowell of Coldwater, Lorie Thompson of Richton Park, IL., Jessie Laster of Jacksonville, Florida, Shawanda Mays of Coldwater, Kristy Burton of Como, Shanta Wilbourn of Jacksonville, FL and eight brothers; Robert Stewart of Clearfield, UT, Guy B. Wilbourn of Como, James Wilbourn of Como, Eugene Wilbourn of Como, Bobby Frank Wilbourn of Como, Christopher Wilbourn of Como, Renard Wilbourn of Como and Marquetas Wilbourn of Dallas, TN. Rodgers Funeral 

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