Death Notices

Obituaries for March 5, 2001

Marvin E. Covington

GREENWOOD – Marvin Earl Covington, 54, a native of Ruleville, died Saturday at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.

Mr. Covington was a retired carpenter with United Brotherhood of Carpenters. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Williams and Lord Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David M. Bartlett officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mr. Covington is survived by two sons, Marvin Covington Jr. of Jackson and Shannon Covington of Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Alisha Covington of Greenwood; a brother, Wilford Covington of Buffalo, N.Y.; four sisters, Mary Lois Evans, Mabel Tedford, both of Sidon, Joyce Browning and Mary Anne Tackett, both of Greenwood; and a granddaughter, Kaylyn Covington of Greenwood.

Memorials may be sent to Hill View Baptist Church, Route 1, Box 106, Greenwood, Miss. 38930.

Pallbearers were Arthur Hicks Jr., Ronnie Hicks, Edward McDonald, Chris McDonald, Jerry Hicks and Dayton Lee Harris.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Walter H. Gore

Walter Hillard Gore, 77, of Coffeeville, died Wednesday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mr. Gore was a retired welder for J.H. Biddy & Son. He was a member of Elam Baptist Church and was a United States World War II Army veteran.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday at Elam Baptist Church with Bros. Harold Simmons and Donnie Bain officiating. Burial was in Elam Cemetery in Coffeeville.

Mr. Gore is survived by his wife, Julie Lois Crocker Gore of Coffeeville; two sons, Wayne Gore of Scobey and William Gore of Grenada; four sisters, Matti Kilgore, Mary Grace Liles, both of Coffeeville, Virginia Castleberry of Wichita, Kan. and Kattie Gammage of Kapaa, Hawaii; and three grandchildren, Bradley Gore, Tyler Gore, both of Coffeeville and Lindsey Gore of Scobey.

Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

N.C. House

BATESVILLE – Dr. N.C. House, 88, died Saturday at South Panola Community Hospital.

Dr. House was a retired physician. He was a member of Batesville Presbyterian Church and was a United States World War II Army veteran.

The funeral was at 5 p.m. Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery.

Dr. House was the widower of Ary Robinson House.

He is survived by a son, N.C. ‘Joe’ House Jr. of Hattiesburg; a daughter, Ary ‘Robbie’ House Knots of Batesville; five grandchildren, Jody House of Fayetteville, N.C., Nikki Causey of Clarksdale, Jody Simcox of Oxford, David Simcox of Nashville and Rachel Simcox; and five great-grandchildren.

Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Herman L. Hubbard

BATESVILLE – Herman L. Hubbard Sr., 84, of Pope, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

Mr. Hubbard was a retired farmer. He was a member of Pope Baptist Church and was a United States World War II Army veteran.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jimmy Bryant and Charles Locke officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope.

Mr. Hubbard is survived by his wife, Rosemary K. Hubbard of Pope; a son, Herman L. Hubbard Jr. of Batesville; a daughter, Sue Hubbard Freeman of Pope; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangement.

Pattie E. Locke

WINONA – Pattie Elmore Locke, 81, died Friday at Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Locke was a homemaker. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Owens officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Locke was the widow of James Fred Locke.

She is survived by a daughter, Annice Locke Herod of Winona; three grandchildren, Bill Herod, Angie Ruby Branch, both of Winona and Patricia Ann Johnston of Starkville; three grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and a step great great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Herbert Blaylock, Robert Shaw Jr., Lawrence Braswell, Norton Rodgers and Terry Corley.

Memorials may be sent to Palmer Home, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, Miss. 39703 or New Hope Cemetery Fund, c/o Annette Mills, 504 Jones Street, Winona, Miss. 38967.

Oliver Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mattie Mohead

SENATOBIA – Mattie Mohead, 91, of Grenada, died Tuesday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mrs. Mohead was a homemaker. She was a member of Antioch Second Church in Coldwater where she was a Mother.

The funeral was at 12 p.m. Saturday at West Antioch Second Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Mohead was the widow of Napolean Mohead.

She is survived by a host of nephews and nieces.

C.O. Pate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William L. Powell

CHARLESTON – William Lowery Powell, 86, died Friday at Hoover Alabama-River Chase Rehab. Center.

Mr. Powell was a retired minister.

The funeral was at 1 p.m. today at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Magnolia Garden Cemetery.

Mr. Powell was survived by a son, Eugene Powell of Bessemer, Ala.; a brother, G.W. Powell of West Virginia; three sisters, Grace Van Cleave of Hernando, Gertrude Garrison of Clarksdale and Essie Dew of Clarksdale; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Newsom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice B. Prewitt

WINONA – Beatrice Bell Prewitt, 90, died Wednesday at her residence.

Mrs. Prewitt was a retired schoolteacher for Vaiden Elementary School. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Graveside services were at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Stonewall Cemetery near Ethel.

Mrs. Prewitt was the widow of F.D. Prewitt.

She is survived by two sons, Frank Prewitt Jr. of Tallulah, La. and Wiley Prewitt of Winona; a sister, Sara McCool of Kosciusko; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nephews and nieces.

Memorials may be sent to Diabetes Association, 4425 West Airport Freeway, Suite 130, Irving, Texas 75062.

Oliver Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Judy F. Weldon

GREENWOOD – Judy Fennel Weldon, 29, a native of Hiram, Ga., died Friday at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.

Ms Weldon was a cashier with Movies & More Video Store. She was a member of Abundant Life Pentecostal Church of God.

The funeral was at 10 a.m. today at Williams and Lord Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. O. Lawrence Perkins officiating. Burial was in Centerville Cemetery in Carroll County.

Ms Weldon is survived by a son, Matthew Weldon of Greenwood; a daughter, Hart Weldon of Greenwood; her parents, Boyd Fennell of Laurel and Brenda Tierce of Greenwood; her grandparents, Joyce Murrah of Greenwood, Ruth Fennell of Laurel and Calvin Shackleford of Grenada; and a sister, Tina Neal of Greenwood.

Pallbearers were Matt Weldon, Brian Bernard, David Elmore, Michael Fennell, William Shackleford and Steve Shackleford. Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Fisk and Rex Kelly.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Weir

Jerry Weir, 50, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Grenada, died Sunday in Washington, D.C.

The funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Eddie Robinson & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard L. Wells

BATESVILLE – Richard Lee Wells Sr., of Senatobia, a native of Leland, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

Mr. Wells was a retired truck driver. He was a member of Colonial Hill Baptist Church in Southaven.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Goodhope Cemetery in Batesville.

Mr. Wells is survived by his wife, Shirley Morris Wells of Senatobia; six sons, Richard Lee Wells Jr., Earl Earley, both of Southaven, Dennis Proffer of Gore Springs, Larry Proffer of Littleton, Colo., Larry Franks of Courtland and Richard Franks of Senatobia; five daughters, Linda Prosser, Sandy Buckner, both of Etowah, Tenn., Susan Tillman of Strayhorn, Vicki Payne of Southaven and Debra Serio of Sardis; three brothers, Marlow Wells of Senatobia, Gene Wells of Virginia and James William Wells of Sardis; two sisters, Margaret Criswell of Silver City and Irene Kissner of Indianola; 28 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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