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Beverly Ann Harrell
Beverly Ann Harrell, 54, of Senatobia died Dec. 1, 2018, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
She was a DSP Direct Support at Baddour Memorial Center.
Funeral services were held Dec. 8 at Gospel Temple COGIC in Senatobia with burial following in Senatobia Memorial Cemetery.
She is survived by her mother Bennie Tanksley; sister Helen McClellan and a brother Allen Vashon Tanksley all of Senatobia.
Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia was in charge of the arrangements.
James Davis Markwell Jr
James Davis Markwell Jr., 61 passed away Nov. 16, 2018 at his home.
He is survived by his daughter Melanie Markwell of Hernando; mother Mary Markwell of Coldwater; sisters, Cynthia Sappington of Hernando, Carol Taylor of Coldwater and Cheryl Tolbert of Coldwater; grandchildren, Layla Dawn Markwell and Zoey Raelynn Davis.
James was preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa Dawn Markwell and father, James Davis Markwell Sr.
A celebration of his life was held Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Hernando Funeral Home.
Brenda Moore
Brenda Hopper Moore, 49, of Arkabutla passed away Nov. 29, 2018 at Methodist Hospital Olive Branch.
She is survived by her husband Scott Moore of Arkabutla; daughter Jessica Cole of Horn Lake; parents James and Sue Hopper of Cordova, Tenn.; and sisters, Melissa Hopper of Tupelo, Regina Williams of New Albany, Ind. and Connie Kolodziej of Germantown, Tenn.
 Services were held Dec. 3, at Arkabutla Baptist Church. Burial followed in Surrette Cemetery.
Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.
Ida Mae Porter
Ida Mae Porter, 81, of Como, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 in Como.
Funeral services were held Dec. 8, at Howard Chapel CME Church in Como. Burial followed in Howard Chapel Cemetery in Como.
She leaves her son John Salter of Como; two sisters, Susie Tucker Hurt of Como, Rosie Lee Tucker of St. Louis; two brothers, Sam Tucker Jr. and Lee Roy Tucker both of St. Louis. She also leaves two grandchildren, five great grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.
Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia was in charge of arrangements.
Jan T. Vilseck
Jan T. Vilseck of Coldwater passed away Nov. 20, 2018, after a short illness.
He is survived by his wife Kathy, son Robert (Nicki), grandson Brody Cotting and numerous family members and friends.
A private memorial service was held by the family. Smart Cremation of Memphis handled arrangements.
Bettie Jean Young
Bettie Jean Young, 63, died Dec. 1, 2018, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Funeral services were held Dec. 8, at Church of Christ, 3867 Horn Lake Rd., Memphis, TN.
Burial followed in Easthaven Cemetery, 4963 Malone Rd., Memphis, TN.
She is survived by her spouse Melvin Young of Memphis; her father Paul Myles of Memphis; two sons, Kevin DeAngelo Brownlee and Chantee Cortez Brownlee, both of Memphis; three sisters, Ella Harding of Havelock, N.C., Mary Webb and Doris Kilpatrick, both of Memphis; one brother Gary Myles of Memphis and four grandchildren.
Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
Ricky Joe Bates
Ricky Joe Bates, Sr., 54, passed away on Dec. 8, 2018, at his home in Byhalia.
Mr. Bates, a truck driver, was born on Nov. 16, 1964, in Memphis to the late Mary Rogers Bates and Homer Edison Bates.
He loved to hunt and fish and was a true outdoorsman. He loved his family dearly and considered them his greatest accomplishment.
Mr. Bates leaves behind his loving family which includes his wife Dee Anne Bates of Byhalia; one daughter Beth Bates Sheaffer (Micheal) of Lebanon, Tenn. two sons, Ricky Joe Bates, Jr. of Gladwin, Mich. and Jon David Bates (Lisa Marie) of Old Hickory, Tenn.; one sister Debora Rhoades of Nesbit; three brothers, Mark Edison Bates of Bartlett, Tenn., Lowell Scott Bates of Collierville, Tenn. and Jonathan Andrew Bates of Oakland, Tenn.; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Danny Parrish Bates.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Ray-Nowell Funeral Home of Senatobia Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Margie Butler
Margie Ilean Bridgman Butler, 96, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 6, 2018.  She lived more than 70 years in Dundee and was currently a resident of Bartlett, Tenn.
She loved the Lord and praised him every day. She especially loved her family and spoke with pride about all of them.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Arthur Butler, Jr., son Melvin Ray Butler, daughter Barbara Butler Bailey, her parents, Ben and Mary Alice Bridgman, brothers, Robbie Bridgman, Verlie Bridgman, J.T. Bridgman, Alver Bridgman, Elvin Bridgman, and sister Eunice Bridgman Gray.
She is survived by her sons, Billy Butler (Joyce) of Sarah, Michael Butler (Dorothy) of Arlington, Tenn., and Terry Butler (Glenda), Easley, S.C.; daughter, Linda Butler Gavrock (Dan), of Bartlett, Tenn; sisters, Eloise Smoak of Houston, Pauline Rowe of Clarksdale, and Lula Mae Freeman, Ormond Beach, Fla.; and numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
Services were Dec. 10, at Berea Baptist Church in Dundee with burial at Oakwood Cemetery.  
Nowell Memorial Funeral Home in Tunica is handling the arrangements.
Lena Mae Cathey
Lena Mae “Frog” Cathey, 57, of Byhalia, formerly of Coldwater died Dec. 7, 2018, at her home in Byhalia.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 15 at Thyatira Church of Christ in Coldwater. Burial followed in Wall Hill Church of Christ Cemetery.
She is survived by three sons, Steve Cathey of Olive Branch, Dontrell Cathey and Tyrone Cathey both of Byhalia; her mother Irene Cathey Bell of Coldwater, two sisters, Glenda Moore of Detroit, Mich., Maggie Sharp of Independence; three brothers, Ira Junior Newson, Robert Cathey both of Memphis and Ronnie Cathey of Chulahoma and six grandchildren.
Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
Mark Holden
Mark Anthony Holden, 59, of Coldwaterb passed away Dec. 10, 2018 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
He was a truck driver for Averitt Express and was a veteran having served in the Army. Mark never met a stranger. He was very caring, helpful and loyal to all he came in contact with and he loved his family dearly.
Mark is survived by his wife Becky Holden; daughters, Candace Umberger (Rodney) and Angela Boykin; grandchildren, Brandon Powers, Justin Holden, Dillion Oldham, Landon Rines, Makenzie Umberger, Kaleb Umberger, Clayton Oldham, Brayleigh Frazier and Kimberlee Oldham; and sister, Robin O’Neal (Roy).
He was preceded in death by his parents, W.I. and Faye Holden; son Benjamin Holden; sister, Carolyn Woolfolk and brother, Roger Holden.
Mark was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Hernando.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Services were held Dec. 13, at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Senatobia Memorial Cemetery with military honors.
Elizabeth King
Elizabeth McGhee King, a well-respected retired Mississippi educator for forty-one years passed away at her Coldwater, home on Monday, Dec. 9, 2018.
Her two sons, Curtis and Ronnie, were at her bedside when she made her transition.
A graduate of Mississippi Industrial College (MI) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Education with a concentration in Reading from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), King continued to work periodically in the teaching profession as a professional volunteer. King was persistent in her civic obligations and duties as a volunteer in Mississippi’s politics with the Women’s Democratic Committee. A born teacher, she always shared her wisdom and experience with any individual she encountered.
King is survived by two sons: Curtis King, a two-time EMMY award winner and the founder and president of the Dallas, Tex., based The Black Academy of Arts and Letters and the Rev. Dr. Ronnie C. King, a retired Navy Chaplin and now the Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Memphis; seven grandchildren, Alicia Marie, Latesha Elizabeth, Nisheika Lyndawn, Vernon (JR), Jackeisha (KeKeL Nigell Carl King and Vernisha Faye King-Mangram (Jonathan) and one grand Godson, Jeremy; six great-grandchildren: Cara, Jonah, Macie, Jordyn, Jamie and Makhi; three immediate nephews: James Monroe, John Earl and Elton and three immediate nieces: Millie Larson, Rita Jean Herron and Tonya McGhee; numerous other nieces and nephews: The Boldens, Elions, Lewis’, Bells and Kings; and two in-laws: Jeremiah King and Deborah King-Bolden.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 15 Grace Baptist Church, 1203 North Manassas Street, Memphis.
Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Coldwater. Arrangements by Felix Cauthen Funeral Home, Inc. in Senatobia.
Tina James
Tina Wages James, 51, of Coldwater passed away Dec. 6, 2018, at her residence.
She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband Kenny James of Coldwater; sisters, Dora Hellums of Horn Lake, Barbara Vincent (Tom) of Corinth, Linda Wilkerson (Bubba) of Coldwater, Janie Pegram (David) of Lake Cormorant and Patsy Carlisle (Rusty) of Hernando; brothers, Dennis Wages (Paula) and David Wages (Connie) both of Hernando.
She was preceded in death by her mother Rozell Wages; father Edward Wages and sister, Doris Wooten. Memorials may be sent to Senatobia-Tate County Animal Shelter or West Cancer Center.
Services were held Dec. 10, in the chapel of Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia.  Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Independence.
Pauline Hill
Pauline Haven Scott Hill, 99, of Senatobia passed away on Dec. 11, 2018 at the Senatobia Healthcare and Rehab.  
Services were held Dec. 14, at 3 p.m., at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia.
Burial followed in Bethesda Cemetery.
She is survived by her stepdaughter Glenda Brugger of Florida; sisters, Ruby Anderson of Mt. Pleasant, MS and Wilma Moorehead of Batesville; brother, William Haven of Asheville, N.C. and her nieces and nephews.  
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Sidney Scott and Walker Hill.
Memorials may be sent to the Senatobia Church of Christ where she was a member.
Billie Robertson
Billie Robertson, 77, of Senatobia, passed away on Dec. 11, 2018 at her residence.  
Services were held Dec. 14, at 11 a.m., at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Bethesda Cemetery.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church Senatobia.  She is survived by her husband Audie Robertson; sisters, Audrey Carvan, Fannie Perkins, Ruby Graham, Betty Strother, Selma Duncan, Oma Davis and Brenda Bailey; and many nieces, nephews and adopted children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Simon and Edna Thompson Doyle; sisters, Ruth Johnson and Maxine Tarver and brother, William Doyle.
  Billie was happiest playing golf, working in her yard and strolling someone else’s child. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or First United Methodist Church Senatobia.
Linda Joyce Thomas
Linda Joyce Thomas, 68, of Temple Hills, Md., formerly of Memphis, died Dec. 9, 2018, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven.
Funeral services were Dec. 15, at Second Baptist M.B. Church in Coldwater.
Burial followed in Second Baptist Church Cemetery.
She is survived by a daughter Melissa Thomas of Temple Hills, Md., a son James Thomas Jr. of Stafford, Virg. and four grandchildren.
Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
Atha Eldridge Falkner
Atha Eldridge “Duke” Falkner, 27, of Byhalia, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Byhalia.
Funeral serivces were held Saturday, Dec. 22 at Byhalia High School in Byhalia. Burial followed at Union Valley Cemetery in Byhalia.
He is survived by his parents, Mardie Boyd of Memphis and Theresa Gean Falkner of Byhalia, grandparents, Judge Boyd Jr. and Joannia Boyd of Coldwater, Mae Falkner of Byhalia; great grandmother, Mary Davis of Byhalia;  daughter Addisyn Armstrong of Senatobia and a son Aydon Falkner of Senatobia; three sisters, Jaleesa Falkner of Byhalia, Marquisha Boyd Ashford of Horn Lake and Terica Boyd of Memphis; and two brothers, DeEdgar Falkner of Byhalia and Kevin Boyd of Memphis.
Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater was in charge of arrangements.
James Scurlock Jr.
James Scurlock Jr., 76, of Memphis died Dec. 16, 2018, at North Delta Hospice in Southaven.
He was a veteran and worked for the U.S. Post Office.
Graveside services were held Dec. 21 at Macodina M.B. Church in Senatobia.
He is survived by a daughter Stephanie Mitchell of Memphis; two sons, James Scurlock III of Olive Branch and Brian A. Scurlock of Memphis; one sister Lillie B. Cooley of Rochester, N.Y. and seven grandchildren.
Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia had charge of the arrangements.
Ronnie Sparks
Ronnie Sparks, 72, of Coldwater passed away Dec. 17, 2018, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife Zandra Sparks; daughter Shea Marie Sparks of Tunica; sons, Ty Sparks of Southaven, and Shay Sparks (Marla) of Southaven; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.
Eusebia Wilkinson
Eusebia Wilkinson, 61, of Senatobia died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at her residence.
Funeral services were held Dec. 22 at Springfield MB Church in Senatobia. Burial followed in Springfield MB Church Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband Thomas Floyd Wilkinson; a daughter Shamanda Loveberry of Senatobia; two sons,  Kelvin Wren of Senatobia and Glyn Moore of Clarksdale; two sisters, Alfreda Partee of Senatobia and Anna Lois Williamson of Como; two brothers, Jessie James Wren of Senatobia and Arther Wren Jr. of Cordele, Ga. and three grandchildren.
Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia was in charge of the arrangements.


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