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Kenneth Eugene Bennett
   A private memorial service for Kenneth Eugene Bennett, 54, of Water Valley, was held Wednesday, Nov. 21, from noon to 5 p.m. at the family home.
   Mr. Bennett died Nov. 18, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.  
   He was born on May 11, 1958, in Honolulu, Hawaii to Charles and Joyce Bennett.  
   Mr. Bennett was a brick mason by trade and helped build several of the landmarks in Water Valley and in Memphis.  
   Surviving Mr. Bennett are his wife, Jan Bennett of Water Valley; two daughters, Chelsea Ownby of Oklahoma and  Lenae Bennett of Texas; two sons, Aron Bennett of Water Valley and Joey Bennett of Texas; two sisters, Chris Nichols and Kim Bennett of Ozark, Ark.; four brothers, Charles Bennett of Angleton, Steve Bennett of Cleveland, Tenn., Rick Bennett of Stillwater, Okla., and Robbie Bledsoe of Butler, Pa.; four grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
   Online condolences may be made at
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.  

Edna Mae Fuller Cox

   Funeral services for Edna Mae Fuller Cox, 97, of Greenville, native of Carroll County, are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Mortimer Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Lehrton Cemetery near Ruleville.
   Visitation is one hour prior to the service.
   Mrs. Cox died Nov. 20, 2012, at her residence.
   She was born on Aug. 19, 1915, and was the daughter of the late James Harvey and Essie Edna Fuller.
   Mrs. Cox was a homemaker and lived in Ruleville most of her life. She was a member of Joseph Chapel Church of God and worked part-time at Steed’s Dry Cleaner.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Cox in death are her sister Bernice Montgomery; two brothers, James Fuller and Russell Fuller; and three grandsons.
   Surviving Mr. Cox are four daughters, Ann Chiles of Starkville, Dot Bennett of Greenville, Fran Kirksey of Slidell, La., and Linda Long of London, Ark.; a brother, Giles Fuller of Greenwood; six grandchildren, including Jenny Lee of Grenada; 14 great-grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
   Mortimer Funeral Home is in charge.

Etta Wilson Higginbotham

   A graveside service for Etta Wilson Higginbotham, 82, of Carrollton, was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Bethel Cemetery near Kilmichael.
   Mrs. Higginbotham died Nov. 18, 2012, at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital in Greenwood of heart failure.
   She was the daughter of the late Robert Howard and Rainey Lou Elizabeth Beard Wilson.
Mrs. Higginbotham was a homemaker and attended Malmaison Baptist Church near Carrollton.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Higginbotham in death are her husband, James Edward Higginbotham and four siblings.
   Survivors include two daughters, Shelia Goss and Debra Willhite of Carrollton; four sons, James Higginbotham of Calhoun City, Jimmy Higginbotham, Johnny Higginbotham and Wayne Higginbotham, all of Carrollton; brother, Tom Wilson of Columbia, Tenn.; 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild, and a host of nieces and nephews.
   An online guest book is available at
   Lee Funeral Home of Winona was in charge.

MaryLou Rice Burns Parish

A graveside service for MaryLou Rice Burns Parish, 80, of Water Valley, will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 24, in Curtis-Locke Station Cemetery.
Visitation is Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at Curtis Locke Station Church in Panola County.
Mrs. Parish died Nov. 20, 2012, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley.
She was born on Oct. 2, 1932, in Webb to the late Jackson Doyne and Leona Genail Rice.
Mrs. Parish retired with over 30 years of service as an English teacher and she was chosen “Star Teacher” twice during her career. She enjoyed poetry and literature.
In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Parish in death is her first husband, the Rev. W. D. “Willie” Burns.
Surviving Mrs. Parish are her husband, Mack D. Parish Jr. of Mendenhall; a son, David A. Burns of Water Valley; two sisters, Edna Ruth Towles of Cleveland and Thorvald Rice Roy of Memphis; one brother, Jackson Doyne Rice II of Brandon; and three grandchildren.
Online Condolences may be made at
Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

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