Death Notices

Obituaries for Monday, September 26, 2000

Rex Brewer

Rex Brewer, 58, of Gore Springs, died Sunday at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Mr. Brewer was a retired maintenance supervisor with Baxter Health Care. He was also a Baptist.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at National Funeral Home Chapel with Bros. John Melancon and Jerry Baker officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Brewer was preceded in death by two sons, Lee Brewer and Mike Brewer; and his parents, Hayden and Pauline Brewer.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Brewer of Gore Springs; a son, Eric Brewer of Grenada; three daughters, Rexanne Brewer of Memphis, Tenn., Theresa Carr of Grenada and Danette Woods of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Morris Brewer of Philipp; three sisters, Joyce Rodgers of Philipp, Loyce Gardner of Union and Annie Martin of Tupelo; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James Dykes, “Doc” Kelly, Alton Ware, Tony Ware, Van Rodgers, Hugh Scribner, Jason Roberts and John Weatherford.

National Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cora V. Boyles

CAHOUN CITY – Cora Van Johnson Boyles, 79, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

Mrs. Boyles was a homemaker. She was a member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Greer officiating. Burial will be in Calhoun City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Boyles was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Boyles; and her parents, Howell G. Johnson and Olga Moss Shipp Johnson.

She is survived by three sons, George Boyles Jr. of Yorktown, Va., Howell J. Boyles of Dahlgren, Val and James D. Boyles of Slidell, La.; two sisters, Elise J. Patterson of Calhoun City and Lily H. Alewind of Norcross, Ga.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles C. Edwards

CHARLESTON – Charles C. Edwards Jr., 81, died Saturday at Tallahatchie General Hospital.

Mr. Edwards was a carpenter. He was also a World War II veteran.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Springhill Cemetery in Oakland.

Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife, Myrtic Harvey Edwards of Charleston; two sons, Wayne Edwards of Grenada and Donnie Edwards of Charleston; a daughter, Susan E. Howe of Coffeeville; a sister, Minnie R. Garner of Brazil; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Newsom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Lott

WINONA – Mary Agnes Hemphill Lott, 80, of Coila, died Saturday at Golden Age Nursing Home in Greenwood.

Mrs. Lott was a homemaker. She was a member of Black Hawk Methodist Church, the J.B. Small Chapter No. 78 and Order of the Easter Star in Winona.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Lou Knighton and Bobby Cain officiating. Burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery near Duck Hill.

Mrs. Lott was the widow of Daniel P. Lott.

She is survived by four sons, Daniel P. Lott Jr. of Greenwood, Robert L. Lott of Newport News, Va., David L. Lott of Carrollton and Phillip P. Lott of Grenada; three daughters, Roxie Real of Greenwood, Mary I. Lott of Coila and Sally L. McLellan of Oxford; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent the Golden Age Nursing Home in Greenwood.

Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Robinson

GREENWOOD – Linda Robinson, 53, of Sidon, formerly of Greenwood, a native of Indianola, died Sunday at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.

Mrs. Robinson was manager of Cruger-Tchula Academy School cafeteria. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Carroll County.

Mrs. Robinson attended Northwest Community College and Mississippi Delta Junior College.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Robinson is survived by her husband, Parker Robinson of Sidon; three sons, Phil Robinson of Bartlett, Tenn., Chris Robinson of Cordova, Tenn. and Ada Robinson of Sidon; her mother, Lucille C. Andrews of Sidon; two brothers, Danny Andrews and John Andrews, both of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Sue Hitt of Greenwood; and a grandson, Andrew Robinson of Bartlett, Tenn.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Annie M. Sessums

INDIANOLA – Annie Meriwether Sessums, 73, died Thursday at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.

Mrs. Sessums was a retired registered nurse and co-ordinator for All Sunflower County Health Department. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Civic League.

Mrs. Sessums was a graduate of J.Z. George High School and Greenville School of Nursing. She was also a charter member and past president of Indianola Pilot Club.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with Dr. E. Allen Bailey officiating. Burial was in Indianola City Cemetery.

Mrs. Sessums is survived by her husband, C.O. “Jack” Sessums of Indianola; two sons, David O. Sessums of Greenville and Lloyd Sessums of Jackson; a daughter, Mary Sue Reed of Dothan, Ala.; a brother, Glenn Meriwether of Alton, N.H.; three sisters, Wilna Pendergrast, Agnes Parker and Sammie Smith, all of Grenada; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association.

Card Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gordon Whitten

BATESVILLE – Gordon Whitten, 59, of Courtland, died Friday at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Mr. Whitten was wrecker driver for Heafner Motors in Batesville for 15 years. He was a member of Tocowa Baptist Church and a United States Marines veteran.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Tocowa Baptist Church. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery in Courtland.

Mr. Whitten is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Bowles Whitten of Courtland; two daughters, Terissa Whitten and Larissa Whitten, both of Courtland; and his parents, Emmitt and Opal Cranford Whitten of Courtland.

Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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