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Jeffrey Duane Bell
    Funeral services for Jeffrey Duane “Doc” Bell, 53, of Ridgeland, native of Water Valley, are at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at First Baptist Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.
    Mr. Bell died Feb. 21, 2014, in Little Rock, Ark.
    He was born on Sept. 23, 1960, in Water Valley, and was the son of Barbara and W.R. Newman and Larry and Rachael Bell.
    Mr. Bell graduated from the University of Mississippi and was a loyal member of the Ole Miss “M” Club. His nickname “Doc” came from his work as an athletic trainer at his beloved Ole Miss. He was District Manager for American Modern Insurance Group and was a member of the Hall of Fame of the Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association where he also served on their executive board. He was a member and usher at St. Matthew’s U.M. Church in Madison. He had a great sense of humor, was an avid golfer, and a horse racing enthusiast. He was close to his family, who described him as dedicated and hardworking, and he loved his nieces and nephews as though they were his children.
    He is survived by his mother, Barbara Newman of Water Valley; his father, Larry Bell of Water Valley; five brothers, Tim Bell of Madison, Lance Newman of Oxford, Chad Newman of Water Valley, Forrest Bryan and Marc Bryan, both of Taylor, Miss.; and seven nieces and nephews.
    Memorials may be made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, P.O. Box 1481, Tunica, MS 38676; or to UM Foundation, Wobble Davidson Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677.
    Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

Dwight F. Blakely
    Funeral services for Dwight Fulton Blakely, 79, of Coila, were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Coila Baptist Church in Coila. Burial followed in Coila Cemetery.  
    Mrs. Blakely died Feb. 24, 2014, at Regency Hospital in Jackson of heart failure.  
    She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Walmart.  She was an active member of Coila Baptist Church and served on the Joint Executive Committee of the Carroll-Montgomery Baptist Association. She enjoyed cooking and gardening and was an inspiration to all who knew her.  
    Mrs. Blakely was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Billy B. Blakely; a son, Keith Blakely; her parents, Harrison Silas and Willie Maude Daniels Fulton; two sisters, Mary Ann Fulton and Peggy Fulton Green; and two brothers, Dewayne “Sonny” Fulton and Billy Eugene Fulton.
    Survivors include her children, Lisa Blakely Cheek and Bobby Blakely, both of Coila, and Bob   Blakely of Madison; three brothers, Dan Fulton of Louise, Dr. Rudolph Fulton of League City, Texas, and Robert Fulton of Yazoo City; one grandson, three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
    Memorials may be made to Coila Baptist Church, P.O. Box 36, Coila, MS 38923.
    Online condolences may be made at Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Cathryn Jean Bowman

    Funeral services for Cathryn Jean “Kit Kat” Bowman, 57, of Natchez, were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Sardis.
    Ms. Bowman died Feb. 23, 2014, at Glenburney Healthcare in Natchez, where she was a resident for two months. She was born on April 16, 1957, to Monell and Lonzo Bowman.
    Ms. Bowman was a resident of Lincoln Residential Home in Brookhaven for 18 years and a resident of Graceland Nursing Home for three years. She enjoyed singing, music, dancing and playing bingo. She was Baptist by faith but attended Wesley Chapel U.M. Church in Sardis.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank Bowman, E.L. Bowman and Alvin Bowman.
    Ms. Bowman is survived by four sisters, Peggy Ann Walters of Memphis, Mary R. Jo Mooneyhan of Richland, Miss., Betty Lou McKellar of Water Valley, and Linda Ellis of Batesville; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
    Wells Funeral Home was in charge.

Susan Marie Harsen Davis

    Funeral services for Susan Marie Harsen Davis, 64, of Water Valley, are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, in Henry Chapel at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pine Crest Memorial Cemetery.
    Visitation is Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
    Mrs. Davis died Feb. 24, 2014, at her home.  
    She was born Aug. 21, 1949, in Seattle, Wash., to the late Sylvester and Margaret Hewitt Harsen.  
    Mrs. Davis served in the United States Navy, and earned a master’s degree in nursing. She was a member of Christ the Rock Apostolic Church in Oxford, where she served as co-facilitator for the On-Track Life Enrichment Program and Director of the Women’s Esprit’ Program. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, helping others and spent much of her time volunteering as a school nurse and a bus driver for the Oxford Christian Academy.  
    In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her son, Brian Morris.
    She is survived by her two daughters, Jessica Norwood of Water Valley and Tonya Morris of Memphis; two sisters, Sharon Maloley of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kim Marle of Denver, Colo.; her brother, Richard Harsen of Murphreesboro, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
    Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

Ghaly Ewiss

    Funeral services for Ghaly “Lewis” Ewiss, 60, of Duck Hill, formerly of Chicago, native of Cairo, Egypt, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at Duck Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
    Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
    Mr. Ewiss died Feb. 24, 2014, at his home in Duck Hill of heart failure.
    He was born on Nov. 23, 1953.
    Mr. Ewiss had a Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology and Sociology Studies from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. He was a member of Victory Apostolic Church in Duck Hill.
    Mr. Ewiss is survived by his wife, Brenda Brown Ewiss of Duck Hill.
    Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Elizabeth Ann Ledger Gorman

    Funeral services for Elizabeth Ann Ledger Gorman, 63, of Grenada, are at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Eddie Robinson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
    Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
    Mrs. Gorman died Feb. 15, 2014, at Grenada Living Center of natural causes.
    She was born on July 30, 1951, to Eddie Ledger Sr. and Annie Mae Ledger.
    Mrs. Gorman was a retired LPN and a member of Greater Powell Chapel A.M.E. Church. She enjoyed traveling and eating new cuisine. Mrs. Gorman was a 1969 graduate of Carrie Dotson High School and a 1976 graduate of Holmes Community College. She started her nursing career in 1976 at the North Mississippi Retirement Home, then GLMC and Sta-Home Agency.   
   After working a brief time at Grenada Living Center, she ended her career at Millcreek of Grenada.
    She is survived by her husband, Anthony D. Gorman of Grenada; three sisters, Emma Jean Best, Suzzette Topps and Eva Brown, all of Grenada; and a brother, Eddie Ledger Jr. of Little Rock, Ark.
    Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

James E. Momon

    Funeral services for James E. “Brother” Momon, 78, of  Memphis, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at St. Peter M.B. Church in Oxberry. Burial will follow in St. Peter Community Cemetery.
    Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
    Mr. Momon died Feb.18, 2014, at Graceland Nursing Home.
    He was born on June 17, 1935, to the late Mack McCoy Momon and Bobbie L. Davis.
    Mr. Momon was a retired truck driver and a member of New Bethel M.B. Church in Memphis.
    Surviving Mr. Momon are his daughter, Yolanda Cox of Memphis; three sons, Arthur Myers, James Momon Jr. and Michael Momon, all of Memphis; four sisters, Mary A. Harris of Buffalo, N.Y., Dorthy A. Hughes of Grenada, Barbara J. Griffin of Chicago, Ill., and Helen J. Henry of Bainbridge, Ga.; and three brothers, Charlie Momon of Buffalo, N.Y., Spencer Momon of Grenada and Robert Momon of Holcomb.
    Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Abbie Gail Smith

    Funeral services for Abbie Gail Smith, 72, of Charleston, are at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Newsom Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
    Visitation is Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
    Mrs. Smith died Feb. 25, 2014.
    She was a nurse for many years at Tallahatchie General Hospital and Charleston Clinic. She was a member of the Church of Christ faith.
    Preceding Mrs. Smith in death are two sisters, Ida Jones and Helen Townsend and her brother Bill Havens.
    Mrs. Smith is survived by two sons, Tim Nickens of Senatobia and Gerald Smith of Charleston, and three grandchildren.
    Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Youth in Senatobia.
    Newsom Funeral Home is in charge.

Monroe Wilks

    Funeral services for Monroe Wilks, 60, of Yakima, Wash., formerly of Scobey, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at Preston M.B. Church in Scobey. Burial will follow in Fleming Cemetery.
    Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
    Mr. Wilks died Feb. 13, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Aurora, Colo., of natural causes.
    He was born on March 28, 1953.
    Mr. Wilks is survived by his daughter, Kaylie Brown of Aurora, Colo.; son, Chistopher Henderson of Aurora, Colo.; five sisters, Willie Mae Lacey, Ella Mae Wilks, Diane Maxie, Eunice Rogers, Myonette Campbell, all of Scobey; four brothers, Johnny Wilks of Gore Springs, Shelly Wilks, Jerome Wilks and Ulysses Wilks, all of Scobey.
    Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

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