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James L. Bailey

BATESVILLE – Rev. James Lee Bailey, 61, of Pope, died Monday at South Panola Community Hospital.

Rev. Bailey was a minister at Liberty Hill Baptist Church. He attended New Orleans Theological Seminary and William Carey College.

Rev. Bailey received his doctorate from Covington Theological Seminary in Rossville, Ga.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. today at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Valton Douglas and Eugene Howell officiating. Burial was at 3 p.m. at Wallerville Cemetery in New Albany.

Rev. Bailey is survived by his wife, Ruthan Cobb Bailey of Pope; a son, Bro. Bryan L. Bailey of Oxford; three daughters, Barbara G. Newton, Bonnie B. Gilbert, both of Hattiesburg and Belinda A. Hall of Prentiss; his mother, Vallie Lee Bailey of New Albany; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Charity M. Dunn

Charity Mae ‘Mama Charity’ Dunn, 78, of Charleston, died Saturday at Tallahatchie General Hospital.

Mrs. Dunn was a custodian. She was a member of Locopolis Missionary Baptist Church.

The funeral will be at 12 p.m. Thursday at Locopolis Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor W.H. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Locopolis Cemetery.

Mrs. Dunn is survived by three sons, Clarence Dunn, Bobby Dunn, both of Charleston and Levi Dunn of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Ruthie Bradford of Cascilla and Lula Stoval of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Clarence Thompson of Chicago, Ill.; and two sisters, Hester Young and Maria Green, both of Marks.

Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle L. Frey

Myrtle Lee Steele Frey, 77, of Holcomb, died Tuesday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mrs. Frey was a retired restaurant owner. She was a member of Holcomb Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Dinas officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Gardens in Paynes.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Frey is survived by her husband, William Frey of Holcomb; two daughters, Margaret Brunette and Kattie Ethel Steele, both of Memphis, Tenn.; two step-sons, Wayne Frey of Paris, Texas and Terry Frey of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James C. Holloman

James Clarence Holloman, 89, of Grenada, died Tuesday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

The funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lavonia J. Kitchens

BATESVILLE – Lavonia Jernigan Kitchens, 82, died Monday at Baptist Memorial of North Mississippi in Oxford.

Mrs. Kitchens was the retired owner of Elkay Ceramic Shop where she taught doll making, ceramics and painting. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday schoolteacher and member of the Keenagers.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alan Kilgore officiating. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery.

Mrs. Kitchens is survived by two daughters, Gwen K. McGregor of Batesville and Ann K. Floyd of Saratoga, Ga.; a sister, Laverne J. Walker of Senatobia; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William R. Lewellen

CHARLESTON – William Roy Lewellen, 83, of Enid, died Monday at his residence.

Mr. Lewellen was a retired employee of Tallahatchie County Road Department. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery near Enid.

Mr. Lewellen is survived by his wife, Gladys Beaird Lewellen of Enid; a son, William ‘Bud’ Lewellen of Enid; three daughters, Louise Kendall of Cascilla, Betty Estridge of Enid and Corine Jones of Humboldt, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a cousin who cared for him, Johnny Deaton of Enid.

Memorials may be sent to Bethel Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Pat Little, P.O. Box 151, Charleston, Miss. 38921 or Tallahatchie County American Cancer Society, 207 N. Franklin, Charleston, Miss. 38921.

Womble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John G. Sigman

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – John Gordon Sigman, 86, died Saturday at his residence.

Mr. Sigman was a retired dealer with International Harvester in Holly Springs. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Collierville, Tenn.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Collierville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.

Mr. Sigman is survived by his wife, Beulah Moss Sigman of Collierville, Tenn.; two sons, John G. Sigman Jr. of Madison and Bobby Sigman of Mt. Pleasant; a daughter, Elizabeth A. Swanson of Germantown, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to a church, a charity of the donor’s choice or Baptist Trinity Hospice.

Collierville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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