Lonnie Patton

Lonnie Buford Patton, 76, of Pittsboro,went to his heavenly home  Tuesday, Sept.  23, 2014, at the
State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born January 25, 1938 in Banner, the son of Harold Patton and Ruby Joblin
Patton. He was a member of Pittsboro First Baptist Church where he was a dedicated deacon for 43 years, serving as
chairman numerous times. He also served as Youth Sunday School Teacher, and Director of Discipleship Training.
He served his country in the Army National Guard for six years, attaining the rank Sargent E-6. He served on active
duty during the Berlin Crisis. He retired from Kellwood Co. after 42 years of service, where he held numerous
management positions. During his work week years he traveled to several South and Central American countries
where he met many friends that contributed to the work in the garment industry. He enjoyed spending time with his
family, church family and friends. To his family he was considered a strong and wise man, a man of integrity, a loving
husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. A man who made this world a better place to live.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nelda Harrelson Patton, Pittsboro; one daughter, Melanie (John)
Bollinger, Calhoun City; brother, George (Carol) Patton, Kosciusko; two grandchildren, Amanda  Bollinger and Jonathan Bollinger; special niece and nephew, Jessi Stevenson and Timothy Parker; sisters-in-law, Margaret Patton, Nancy Patton, Martha (Quincy) Parker, Tilda Harrelson and Betty Harrelson; six nieces and seven nephews, and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Roy, Ernest  and Jimmy Patton, and sister, Sarah Rasberry.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m.  Thursday, Sept. 25, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce.  Funeral services will be Friday 11 a.m. at Pittsboro First Baptist Church with
Dr. Buford Usry and Bro. Randy Futral officiating. Interment will be in Pittsboro Cemetery, Pittsboro, MS.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 196 Charmant Pl. Ste. 4, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com

Mary Ellen Potts

Mary Ellen Mixon Potts went home to be with her Lord Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, surrounded by family and friends. She was born October 16, 1929 to the late Thomas Lloyd and Sarah Ellen Stephens Mixon of Houston. She and her family moved to Water Valley during her sophomore year of high school, where she graduated from Water Valley High School in May 1947. [Read more...]

Raymond Cox

Raymond Lee Cox, 89, of Water Valley,  died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at the MS State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born May 17, 1925 in Charleston, to the late Robert Lee and Margaret Fortner Cox. He was a member of the Yalobusha Historical Society, American Legion and First Baptist Church of Water Valley, where he was a member of the Grace Sunday School Class. [Read more...]

Brittany Bennett

Brittany Nicole Bennett, 15, of Bruce, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. She was born May 26, 1999 in Memphis, the daughter of Charles Preston Bennett and Candice Boland Bennett.  She was in the tenth grade at Bruce High School. [Read more...]

Bertram Sanders

Bertram Norton Sanders, 82, of Pittsboro died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo.  He was born July 20, 1932 to Annie Cotton in Marvelle, Ar. He was retired from the Army, served in the Vietnam War, and was a member of New Gauley Freewill Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Wilma Golden

Wilma Murphree Golden, 90, of Batesville and formerly of Bruce, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at her residence in Batesville. She was born August 12, 1924 in Calhoun County. She was a member of North Batesville Baptist Church in Batesville. She was a retired cosmetologist. She owned and operated a cosmetology shop and school in Bruce. She served 16 years on the Cosmetology Board for the state of Mississippi and eight of those years she served as secretary of the board. [Read more...]

Bobby Conner

Bobby Gerald Conner, 79, of Calhoun City, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born September 24, 1934 in Calhoun County. He was a member of Bentley Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and truck driver. He loved to barbeque, and politics. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. [Read more...]

‘Buddy’ Voyles

Otha Lee ‘Buddy’ Voyles, Jr. of Calhoun City died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at NMMC in Tupelo. He was born September 4, 1955 in Calhoun City to Otha Lee Voyles and Betty Brassfield Voyles. [Read more...]

Margaret Lantrip

Margaret Early Lantrip, 82, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley.  She was born October 22, 1931 in Yalobusha County to the late Ozzie and Helen Ford Early.  She loved her Sylva Rena Baptist Church family and serving the Lord.  Before her health failed she enjoyed cooking, cleaning and working in her yard.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family and friends.  [Read more...]

Margaret Lantrip

Margaret Early Lantrip, b82, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley.  She was born October 22, 1931 in Yalobusha County to the late Ozzie and Helen Ford Early.  She loved her Sylva Rena Baptist Church family and serving the Lord.  Before her health failed she enjoyed cooking, cleaning and working in her yard.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family and friends.  [Read more...]