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Billy Bufkin
   A graveside service for Billy Bufkin, 72, of Vaiden, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Winona Garden of Memory.
   Visitation is Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home.
   Mr. Bufkin died Dec. 1, 2012, at Kilmichael Hospital of cancer.
   He was born on Dec. 4, 1939, and was the son of the late Willie Joe and Maggie Miller Bufkin.
   Mr. Bufkin was a self-employed farmer, a Mason, and a member of Vaiden Baptist Church.
   In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. Bufkin in death is a sister, Lavelle Palmore.
   Survivors include his wife, Betty Davis Bufkin of Vaiden; two daughters, Jackie Bufkin Johnson of Madison and Jana Bufkin of Springfield, Mo.; one brother, Wade Bufkin of Wisner, La.; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two nieces, and two nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village, P. O. Box 27, Clinton, MS  39060-0027; or to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS  39745.
   Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge.

Sam Durham
   Funeral services for Sam Durham, 65, of Coffeeville, are at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
   Visitation is Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Mr. Durham died Dec. 3, 2012, at his home.
   Sam was born on Dec. 24, 1946, and was the son of Edgar Franklin Durham and Dovie Yarbrough Durham of Holcomb.
   He was employed by Heatcraft as a plumber. Sam was a Baptist and enjoyed fishing.
   Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Dovie Durham and by two sisters, Sue D. Williams and Willa Dean White.
   Mr. Durham is survived by three daughters, Melissa Vaughn of Duck Hill, Samantha Graves of Houlka and Trisha Dunn of Duck Hill; two sons, Scott McNabb of Grenada and Shawn McNabb of Duck Hill; five sisters, Shirley Ledford of Grandbury, Texas, Margie Mason of Charleston, Miss., Edna Lee of Grenada, Barbara Pickle of Grenada, and Joy Durham of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Jim Franklin Durham of Jackson, Miss., and Billy W. Durham of Bruce; eight grandchildren, Lillie Graves, Hunter Graves, Stephen McNabb, Krista McNabb, Felisha McNabb, Cameron Dunn, Robbie Dunn, and Jacob McNabb; and two great-grandchildren.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Mildred True Gore
   A memorial service for Mildred True Gore, 72, of Coffeeville, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Elam Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
   Mrs. Gore died Nov. 29, 2012, at North Mississippi Baptist Hospital in Oxford after a brief illness.  
   She was born on Aug. 3, 1940, to the late Howard Shirley and Lucy Turner True.
   Mrs. Gore worked many years for the Mississippi Forestry Commission and was a member of Elam Baptist Church.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Gore in death are her husband, Robert Gore; sister, Brenda True Dixon; four brothers, Harold True, Robert True, Stanley True, and Joe True, and a son-in-law, Bo Arbuckle.
   Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Gore Arbuckle of Grenada and Connie Gore Perkins of Brooklyn, Miss.; brother, Howard True of Water Valley; and two grandchildren.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge.

Linda Fite Ingram

   Funeral services for Linda Fite Ingram, 71 of Water Valley, are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at First Baptist Church of Water Valley.
   Visitation is Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Ingram died Dec. 1, 2012, at Gilmore Regional Medical Center in Amory.
   She was born on June 22, 1941, in Oxford to the late Cloud C. and Beatrice Smith Fite.
   Mrs. Ingram owned and operated B&I Gin Company, served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Yalobusha General Hospital, served on the Board of Directors for Tallahatchie Valley EPA, a member of the DAR, and a lifetime member of the Junior Auxiliary. She held on to her childhood membership at First Presbyterian Church of Water Valley but faithfully attended First Baptist Church of Water Valley.
   Surviving Mrs. Ingram are her husband, D.R. Ingram; daughter, Julie Cloud Ingram Tyler; son, John Ross Ingram; sister, Julia Fite Taylor; and six grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 425 N. Main Street, Water Valley, MS 38965; Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

Versie Cumberland Kilpatrick

   Services for Versie Cumberland Kilpatrick were held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Clarence Cooper and Dr. Hugh Ray Bridges officiating. Burial followed in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia. Visitation was Saturday from 10 a.m. to service time at McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia.
   Mrs. Kilpatrick, 82, of Grenada, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Providence Assisted Living in Grenada.
    She was a native of Neshoba County and a longtime resident of Grenada.
   Mrs. Kilpatrick was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada and a member of Daughter’s of the American Revolution.
   Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Jones and husband, Tommy of Grenada; son, Andy Kilpatrick and wife, Debbie of Clinton; daughter-in-law, Patsy Kilpatrick of Batesville; granddaughters, Stephanie Kilpatrick of Batesville and Katie Lee Jones of Grenada; grandsons, Casey Jones of Grenada and J.J. Kilpatrick of Batesville; brother, Willard Cumberland and wife, Bob Ann of San Antonio, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.  
   Mrs. Kilpatrick was preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Kilpatrick in 2011; son, James Lewis Kilpatrick; parents, Wheel and Francis Cumberland; and brother, Harston Cumberland.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation or your charity of choice.
   McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge.

Lois Voyles McCluskey

   Funeral services for Lois Voyles McCluskey, 91, of Horn Lake, are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.
   Visitation is Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral Home.
   Mrs. McCluskey died Dec. 2, 2012, at Landmark of Desoto Nursing Home in Horn Lake.
   She was born on Feb. 9, 1921, in Burnsville, Miss., to the late Andrew Newton and Ethel Morgan Voyles.
   Mrs. McCluskey was a member of New Life Assembly of God, where she was actively involved in church work and considered herself a missionary. She retired from Westinghouse after many years of service. While in the nursing home, Mrs. McCluskey enjoyed quilting and playing Bingo.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. McCluskey in death are her husband, Hoyit T. McCluskey; two sons, Ernest L. McCluskey and Jimmy H. McCluskey; three sisters, Zelma McCluskey, Lorene Voyles and Christine Voyles; and four brothers, G. B. Voyles, Gobern Voyles, Alfred Voyles and Ezra Voyles.
   Surviving Mrs. McCluskey are her son, James McCluskey of Senatobia; brother, Olin Voyles of Booneville; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

Lela Mae Henderson McMinn

   Funeral services for Lela Mae Henderson McMinn, 81, of Water Valley, are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Woodland Hills Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Camp Ground Cemetery.
   Mrs. McMinn died Nov. 30, 2012.
   She was born in Water Valley on April 8, 1931, to the late Henry and Lora McCain Henderson.   
   When she was 16, family finances forced her to get a job. She went to work at RiceStix which later became the Big Yank Corporation, where she retired in 1993. She loved to work in the yard and would gladly share her flowers with anyone who came to visit. She was a devoted fan of the Water Valley Blue Devils football team and was a member of Camp Ground Baptist Church for many years and became a charter member of Woodland Hills Baptist Church which was organized in “Miss Lela Mae’s bakery.”
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. McMinn in death is huer husband, Martin McMinn.
   Surviving Mrs. McMinn are She is survived by two daughters, Pam Meek and Judy Whitten of Water Valley; two sons, Ray McMinn of Sturgis and Clay McMinn of Water Valley; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson, and  a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

Eric Wayne Nicholson
   Funeral services for Eric Wayne Nicholson, 50, of Coffeeville, were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Bethelem M.B. Church. Burial followed in Coffeeville Cemetery.
   Mr. Nicholson died Nov. 26, 2012 at his home of natural causes.
   He was born on Jan 23, 1962, and was the son of Charles Nicholson and the late Bertha Spearman.
   Mr. Nicholson was a member of Bethlehem M.B. Church, a 1980 graduate of Coffeeville High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health-Physical Education and Recreation from Mississippi Valley State University and was six hours from completing his master degree from the University of Mississippi. He was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
   In addition to his father, surviving Mr. Nicholson are his wife, Elois Nicholson of Coffeeville; three daughters, Wendy Nicholson of Belden, Miss., Chanda Mabone of Atlanta, Ga., and Keonna Hayes of Grenada; two sons, Roderick McGee of Oxford and Kevin Randle of Horn Lake; three sisters, Linda Jamison and Teresa Dorrough of Coffeeville, Tracy Wright of Duck Hill; three brothers, Larry Carr of Coffeville, Charles Nicholsonof Water Valley and Richard Nicholson of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home was in charge.

William Hardy Peacock Sr.

   Funeral services for William Hardy Peacock Sr., 58, of Carrollton, were at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Crestview Baptist Church Cemetery near Carrollton.
   Mr. Peacock died Nov. 28, 2012, at his home.
   He was the son of the late Dennis Lamar “Bill” Peacock and Joy Peters Peacock.
   Mr. Peacock was a riverboat engineer for 30 years with Kirby Inland Marine. He was an avid Ole Miss fan, hunter and fisherman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of Crestview Baptist Church.
   Surviving Mr. Peacock are his wife of 23 years, Sandra Peacock of Carrollton; daughter, Jane Williams of Clinton; three sons, William H. “Bo” Peacock Jr., of Brandon, Jason Shelton  of Oxford, and Chris Shelton of Atlanta, Ga.; six brothers, Dennis Peacock of Washington, D.C., Benny Peacock of Jamestown, Ohio, Glen Peacock of French Camp, Robert Peacock of French Camp, Evan Peacock of Starkville, and Andy Peacock  of French Camp; five grandchildren, four nieces, and 11 nephews.
   Oliver Funeral Home of Winona was in charge.

Florence C. Pigg

   Florence C. Pigg, 87, died peacefully in her daughters home on Monday Dec. 3, 2012.
   She was born in Louisville Feb. 2, 1925, to the late Charles Lee and Tennie Reed Lishman and she made her home in Greenwood for many years. She retired from Irvin Industries and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
   Preceded in death by her husband, Bennie H. Pigg; three sons, Harold H. Pigg Sr., Edward Pigg and Ronald Pigg; brother, Tommie Lee Lishman; four sisters, Ola B. Pruett, Allie V. Smith, Murl Turley, and twin sister Addie T. Hobson.
   Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home with Brother Bennie Rigby officiating.
   Pallbearers will be Harold H. Pigg Jr., Terry A. Pigg, Bennie L. Pigg, Chip Rogers, Edward L. McNeer, and Carl Daves. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Greenwood.
She is survived by her daughter, Marie Pigg McNeer of Carrollton; four grandchildren, Cheryl McNeer (Chip) Rogers of Winona, Edward L. (Dawn) McNeer of Brandon, Harold H. (Sandy) Pigg Jr. of Holcomb, and Terry A. Pigg and girlfriend Myra Chambley of Holcomb; special caregiver, Marilyn Hale; nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
   Memorials may be made to Mississippi School for the Deaf, 1253 Eastover Drive, Jackson, Ms. 39211, 601-984-8000.
   Williams and Lord Funeral Home is in charge and an online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com.

Doris Spencer Reedy
   Funeral services for Doris Spencer Reedy, 88, of Water Valley, were at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
   Mrs. Reedy died Nov. 29, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of Oxford.
   She was born on Dec. 9, 1923, in Delta City, Miss., to the late Willie James and Dean Cooper Spencer.
   Mrs. Reedy attended Hilman College in Clinton, which later merged with Mississippi College. She was the wife of minister. Their last pastorate was First Baptist Church in Water Valley where they remained faithful members after his retirement.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Reedy in death are her husband, the Rev. Guy Reedy Jr. and one sister, Katherine S. Ingram.
   Surviving Mrs. Reedy are her daughter, Gloria R. Lamb of Oxford; two sons, Millard Guy Reedy III of Brandon and Stephen S. Reedy of Vancleave, Miss.; three sisters, Willie Ruth Savell of Ashville, N.C., Joyce S. Anthony and Mary Ann Wood of Water Valley; 11 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge.

Patricia Ann Schwalenberg

   Funeral services for Patricia Ann Schwalenberg, 60, of Grenada, were at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Duck Hill Cemetery.
   Visitation was Sunday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Patricia passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, at her home.
   She was born on Dec. 1, 1952, and was the daughter of Jimmie Pettit and Billie Virginia Prater Knight of Marks, Miss.
   Patricia was a loving wife and mother.
   She is survived by her husband, Buck Schwalenberg of Grenada; one daughter, Candy Tompkins Whitsell of French Camp; one son, Kenneth Louis Schwalenberg of Grenada; one sister, Debra Robinson of Elliott; one brother, Bobby Joe Knight of Duck Hill; six grandchildren, Drew Tompkins, Michael Tompkins, Preston Tompkins, Bradley George, Hunter George, and Rex Allen Schwalenberg; and one great-grandson, Dawson George.
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Dorothy Marie Simmonds
   Dorothy Marie Simmonds, 95, of Grenada, died Nov. 29, 2012, at Grace Health and Rehab in Grenada. A private family service will be held in Wisconsin at a later date.
   Mrs. Simmonds was born on Oct. 21, 1917, and was the daughter of Karl Boelter and Ella Brandt Boelter of Bryant, Wis.
   She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostals of Grenada.
   Mrs. Simmonds is survived by her caregiver, Kate Hutchins of Grenada and a host of nieces and nephews.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.        

Edgar Joe Williams
   Funeral services for Edgar Joe Williams, 77, of Charleston, were at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Charleston Church of God. Burial followed in Friendship Church of God Cemetery.
   Mr. Williams died Nov. 30, 2012, in Charleston.
   He was a bus driver, a member of Friendship Church of God and a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
   Surviving Mr. Williams are his wife, Norma Williams of Charleston; two daughters, Cherie Pettit of Charleston and Patty Greenwood of Enid; son, Jeff Williams of Oxford.
   Newsom Funeral Home was in charge.


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