|Obituaries for February 27, 2001|
GREENWOOD – Bobo Baker, 46, died Sunday at the University Medical Center in Jackson.
Mr. Baker was a plumber for Somerville Plumbing and Tucker Plumbing. He was also a Baptist.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Perry Irvin officiating. Burial will be in New Shiloh Cemetery in Carroll County.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Baker was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Buford Baker and Sonny Baker; a brother, Steve Baker; and a sister, Debra Baker.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Baker of Carrollton; a daughter, Monica Baker of Kosciusko; a brother, Ricky Baker of Tupelo; a sister, Patsy McCarty of Kosciusko; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Gentry, Raymond Gentry, Bill Armstrong, Bill McDaniel, Steve Sanders, Steve Kent, Ronnie Vanlandingham and Bobby Gorman.
Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
COLUMBUS – Malcolm Boyd Rook, 92, a native of Grenada County, died February 19 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Mr. Rook was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service, former employee of CAFB and farmed in Calhoun and Lowndes counties.
Mr. Rook served as a radio operator in the Merchant Marine from 1929-46. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Caledonia United Methodist Church and the National Association of Retired Letter Carriers.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. February 21 at Caledonia United Methodist Church with the Rev. Al Gore officiating. Graveside services were at 3 p.m. at Gore Springs Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Rook was preceded in death by his parents, William Benjamin and Dodie Lamon Rook.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Rook of Caledonia; three daughters, Jane Atkins of Columbus, Judy Waller of Boulder, Colo. and Betty Allen of Charlotte, N.C.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a several nephews and a niece.
Pallbearers were Andy Atkins, Brian Atkins, David Petty, B.A. Atkins Jr. and Marcus Allen.
Memorials may be sent to Caledonia United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, Caledonia, Miss. 39740 or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
CLEVELAND – Bill Satchfield, 53, of Beniot, died Sunday in Beniot.
Mr. Satchfield was a self-employed mechanic and served as a volunteer fireman for the Shaw Fire Department. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Cleveland Cemetery with the Rev. Barry Worrell officiating.
Mr. Satchfield was preceded in death by his parents, Posey Edward Satchfield and Opal Wade Satchfield.
He is survived by a son, John William ‘Jay’ Satchfield Jr. of Grenada; three daughters, Melanie Lynn Pickle, Jennifer Louise ‘Jenni’ Staton, both of Grenada and Amy Langston of California; a sister, Polly Burke of Greenville; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Greenville.
Fletcher-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William L. Scott
COLUMBUS, Ga. – LTC William Louis ‘Bill’ Scott, 71, a native of Water Valley, died February 5 at his residence.
LTC Scott was a retired United States Army lieutenant after 22 years of service. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the First Baptist Church.
LTC Scott served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War where he received numerous medals which include three Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Air Medal and the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.
Cryptside funeral services with military honors were at 2 p.m. February 9 at the Chapel of the Pines Mausoleum in Parkhill Cemetery.
LTC Scott was preceded in death by his parents, William Sanders and Almedia Martin Scott.
He is survived by his wife, Mavis J. Scott of Columbus, Ga.; four sons, Ron Scott of Phenix City, Ala., Don Scott of Columbus, Ga., Stephen Scott and Bobby Scott, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Linda S. Carr of Tahlequah, Okla.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children-Cincinnati, ATTN: Donations, in memory of LTC Scott, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3095.
Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Lennis G. Smith
WINONA – Lennis G. Smith, 53, of Cascilla, died Monday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
Mr. Smith was a coil tester.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in New Smith Cemetery in Cascilla.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Betty Baxter Smith of Cascilla; a son, Jimmy Eugene Smith of Grenada; a daughter, Heather Lott of Cascilla; two brothers, Willard Earl Smith and Mack Arthur Smith, both of Cascilla; and three grandchildren.
Newsom Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Michael D. Whitten
Michael Dewayne Whitten, 54, of Cumming, Ga., formerly of Greenwood, a native of Duck Hill, died Monday at his residence.
Mr. Whitten was owner of Whitten Cotton Company and was a cotton broker. He was a member of Johns Creek Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Ga., serving as deacon and Sunday school teacher.
Mr. Whitten served in the United States Air Force in Thailand after graduating from Mississippi State University.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Holcomb Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Edwards officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Whitten was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Whitten; and his stepfather, J.M. ‘Bo’ Bloodworth.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Gray Whitten of Cumming, Ga.; a son, Michael Gray Whitten of Cumming, Ga.; a daughter, Ashley Rebekah Whitten of Memphis, Tenn.; his mother, Marie Grant Bloodworth of Duck Hill; a brother, Randall Bloodworth of Duck Hill; two sisters, Carol W. Sullivan of Jackson and Belinda B. Cummins of Elliott; and a host of nephews and nieces.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kevin W. Wood
WINONA – Kevin Wayne Wood, 26, of Stewart, died Sunday at his residence.
Mr. Wood was an equipment operator for Kansas City Railroad. He was a member of Tri County Baptist Church in Stewart.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church near Eupora. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 12:30-1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Mr. Wood is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wood of Stewart; two sisters, Kelly W. Bright of Stewart and Karen W. Leach of French Camp; and several nephews and nieces.
Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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