|J. D. Benson
J. D. Benson, 63, truck driver, of Memphis, Tenn., passed away October 11, 2008. Services were held at 12 noon on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at Spring Hill M. B. Church in Strayhorn, Miss. Burial was at Spring Hill M. B. Church Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia, Miss. had charge of the services.
He leaves behind three daughters, Janice Benson, Sharon Henderson and Sharmayne Benson, all of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Troy Merritt, Cory Benson and Martavis Benson, all of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Veteree Armstrong of Senatobia, Miss.; two brothers, Herman Benson of Sardis, Miss. and Willie Benson of Horn Lake, Miss.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Corine Blackmond, 71, homemaker of Chicago, Ill. passed away October 3, 2008. Services were held at Chulahoma M. B. Church in Holly Springs, Miss. Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Burial was at Chulahoma Church Cemetery in Holly Springs, Miss.
She is survived by her daughters, Wanda Gail Blackmond, Evelyn Jean Blackmond and Deseriee Shaw; sons, Lenell Blackmond, Larry Blackmond and Jesse Blackmond; mother, Lucille Freeman of Memphis, Tenn.; sisters, Katie Mae Blackmond and Eva Lee Blackmond; brothers, Famous Blackmond and Ira Blackmond, Jr.; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Rodrick R. Buck
Rodrick R. Buck, 21, of Como, Miss., passed away October 13, 2008 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven, Miss. Services were held at 12 noon on Saturday, October18 at Cistern Hill M. B. Church where he was a member. Burial was at Cistern Hill Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge of the services.
He is survived by his parents, Shirley and James O. Buck of Como, Miss.; one brother, Darrell Dewayne Buck; and his grandmother, Mildred Buck of Crenshaw, Miss.
Velester Burton, 73, automotive salesman/owner, of Alta Loma, Calif., formerly of Senatobia, passed away October 10, 2008. Services were held at West Looxahoma Church of Christ in Senatobia, Miss. Saturday, October 18 at 1 p.m. Burial was at West Looxahoma Cemetery in Senatobia.
He is survived by his wife, Oberia Dean Burton; daughters, Marie Shead of Kansas City, Mo. and Janet Rothwell of St. Louis, Mo.; sons, Warren Burton of Corona, Calif. and Roger Burton of Alta Loma, Calif.; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Shanna Michalle Ennis
Shanna Michalle Ennis, 26, passed away October 9, 2008. Services were held Sunday, October 12, 2008 at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia, Miss. with burial in Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia.
Shanna leaves her mother, Jo Ann Thompson of Sardis, Miss.; her father, Michael Earl Ennis of Ala.; her son, Joseph Lee Wallace of Independence, Miss.; and her sister, Alecia Ann MacMullen of Ala.
Agnes Irene Ferguson
Agnes Irene Ferguson, 76, housewife, homemaker, and of the Baptist faith, died October 12, 2008. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 14 at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Independence, Miss.
She leaves three sons, Freddie Lee Ferguson of Buford, Ga. , Charles Ray Ferguson of Memphis, Tenn. and Tommy Gene Ferguson of Olive Branch, Miss.; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Janet Ann Gallup
Janet Ann Gallup, 62, passed away October 9, 2008 at her residence in Senatobia, Miss. Services were held Monday, October 13, 2008 at Pate-Jones Funeral Home at 10 a.m. with burial in Eavenson-Bett Cemetery.
Janet leaves her husband, Joe Gallup of Senatobia, Miss.; her daughter, Tammy Lee Nelson of Senatobia; her sons, Gregory William Shell of Jacksonville, Fla. and Pete Lind Dixon of Senatobia. She also leaves her brothers, Charles Gregory of Memphis, Tenn., James Gregory of St. Louis, Mo. and Richard Gregory of Byhalia, Miss.; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Wesley Little, 64, landscaper, of Memphis, Tenn., passed away October 6, 2008. Services were held at Old Carter Place in Senatobia, Miss. Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 12 noon. Burial was at Carter Sunset Memorial Garden in Senatobia.
He is survived by his wife, Alena Little of Memphis, Tenn.; daughters, Janice Howard and Greta Sears, both of Memphis, Tenn.; sons, Aluster Little, Christopher Little, Terrance Little and Reginald Wooten, all of Memphis, Tenn.; sister, Ruby Rossell of Memphis, Tenn.; brother, Edmond Little of Memphis, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Rodgers Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Ella McCaston, 84, passed away October 11, 2008 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven, Miss.
She is survived by her daughter, Mable Lawrence of Coldwater, Miss. and her three brothers, Willie Thomas, L. C. "Willie Gene" Thomas and Robert Lee Thomas, all of Memphis, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Sunday, October 19, at Macedonia M. B. Church in Senatobia, Miss. at 2:00 p.m. The interment followed at Macedonia M. B. Church Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge of the services.
James Lloyd Neeley
James Lloyd Neeley, 64, of Senatobia, Miss., passed away October 9, 2008. He was a Vietnam Veteran with Marine Corps and a retired member of Plbg Local 17.
He is survived by two sisters, Diane Swanner of Horseshoe Lake, Ark. and Angie Leppert of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and by two brothers, Irby Sides and Bobby Sides, both of Coldwater, Miss.
James was a loving brother, avid hunter and fisherman. At the family's request there was no services.
Katie Franks Thomas
Katie Franks Thomas, 81, widow of Otis Thomas, passed away October 10, 2008 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 13, 2008 at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia, Miss. with burial in Surrette Cemetery.
Mrs. Thomas leaves her son, Jimmy Thomas of Olive Branch, Miss.; her brothers, Homer Franks of Ocean Springs, Miss. and Kirk Franks and Paul Franks, both of Coldwater, Miss.; grandchildren, Kristie Thomas Metcalf and April Thomas McVay. She also leaves her great grandchildren, Cameron Chelsy, Abby and Kinsley Metcalf and Emma McVay.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Byron Thomas.
Memorials may be sent the building fund of Evansville Baptist Church where she was a member or the Surrette Cemetery fund.
John Wesley Woolfolk
John Wesley Woolfolk, 100, passed away October 11, 2008 at the Senatobia Convalescent Center. Services were held Monday, October 13, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Senatobia with burial following in Bethesda Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his wife Robbie Woolfolk. He leaves his daughters Bonnie Smith (Jimmy) and Judy Weeks, both of Senatobia; his grandchildren, Artie Smith (Tina), Randall Smith (Teri) John David Weeks (Jenny) and Bill Weeks; and six great-grandchildren. He also leaves Ernesteen Nail Smith of Sardis, whom Robbie and Wesley raised. He spent almost 50 years serving his county as constable, city policeman and bailiff of the Circuit Court. Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church Building Fund or the Senatobia Convalescent Center.
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