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Abel, Jr., Walter Lewis

Walter Lewis Abel, Jr. of Duck Hill, 73, retired farmer and merchant, died of cancer Sunday, September 13, 1998, at Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona.

Services were Tuesday, September 15, at 4:30 p.m. at Duck Hill Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Duck Hill Cemetery.  Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Grenada had charge.

He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion.

Mr. Abel, the husband of Dorothy Withers Abel, also leaves two daughters, Dianne A. Mahaney of Tell City, IN and Faye A. Collins of Grenada; two sisters, Elizabeth Hammond of Winona and Eloise Babb of Marks; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Quitman County Democrat, September 17, 1998


Ackerman, Mary Nell Hardy

Adams, Freddie Jean

Adams, Jessie M.

Adams, Samuel

Aldison, Jr., John

Aldridge, Betty Bullard

Aldridge, Jeffrey Glenn

Aldridge, Steve

Aldridge, Viola W. “Cooter”

Alexander, Bobby Leon

Alexander, Charlie Wayne

Alexander, Joe M.

Alexander, Norris Crawford

Alston, Thomas W. “Tom”

Services for Thomas W. “Tom” Alston, 68, of Marks, who died of respiratory failure on Wednesday, March 8, 1995, at Methodist Hospital Central in Memphis, was at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at First Baptist Church in Marks.

Burial was in the Marks Cemetery with Dr. Duke Wheeler officiating.  Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Mr. Alston was a native of Lyon and was born June 22, 1926.  He was an Illinois Central Railroad agent.  He served in the U. S. Navy during WWII and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marks, the Marks Masonic Lodge and Wilson Lake Country Club near Marks.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Alston of Marks; three daughters, Linda Gatlin of Brandon, Paula Hill of Clarksdale and Cheryl Green of Lambert; three sisters, Dorothy Gordon of Orlando, FL, Nell Nixon of Edwards and Frances Alston of Houston, TX; one brother, P. D. Alston of Edwards; two granddaughters, Courtney Long of Brandon and Natalie Downs of Clarksdale, and two grandsons, Henry Shane Long of New Orleans, LA and A. J. Downs III of Tutwiler.

Quitman County Democrat, March 16, 1995

Amos, Jr., Cal

Anderson, Ossie Lee Cotton

Anderson, Paul E.

Paul E. Anderson of Tillatoba, 64, died of respiratory failure Wednesday, December 24, 1997, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Services were Friday, December 26, at Willow Springs Assembly of God near Enid with Rev. Tommy Darby officiating.  Burial was at Bethel Cemetery.  Womble Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Mr. Anderson was a truck driver and a World War II U. S. Army veteran.

Survivors include two daughters, Anita Smith of Tillaoba and Rebecca Smith of Enid; three sons, Billy Anderson, Roy Anderson and Richard Anderson, all of Tillatoba; five sisters, Leona Cook of Marks, Mary Hayes and Eunice Haley, both of Shreveport, LA, Almer Lambre of Cleveland, and Glenda Vestal of Sunflower; three brothers, Grady Anderson and Don Anderson, both of Greenville, and Earl Anderson of Greenwood; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Quitman County Democrat, January 1, 1998

Applewhite, Claude Raymond

Claude Raymond Applewhite of Marks, 70, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2006.

Services were Tuesday, May 2, at 2:00 p.m. at Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks with burial in Lambert Cemetery.  The Rev. Mike Dutton officiated.  Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Born December 31, 1935, in Lambert, he was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Georgia Branun Applewhite and three brothers, James Applewhite, William Maurice Applewhite and George Applewhite; and a sister, Louise Applewhite Reynolds.  He was a Baptist.

He is survived by two sisters, Thelma Pindo of Benton, AR and Lois Roberson of Waco, TX; a brother, Roy Applewhite of Jacksboro, TX; and a large extended family, especially a niece and nephew who assisted in his care, Ruth Applewhite Colson and Billy Applewhite, Sr. of Crowder.

Memorials may be sent to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Quitman County Democrat, May 4, 2006

Applewhite, Erica

Erica Applewhite of Marks, 67, died February 15, 2006, at Quitman County Hospital in Marks of natural causes.

Born February 28, she was a social worker with the Quitman County Department of Human Services.

Funeral services were Saturday, February 18, at Visitors Chapel Church at 11:00 a.m. with burial in Lambert City Cemetery.

Eddie Robinson and Son, Funeral Directors, of Grenada had charge.

Quitman County Democrat, February 23, 2006

Arrington, Elizabeth Williams

Ashby, Jr., Carl E.

Ashley, Martha Skillom

Ashworth, Harvey Lee

Askew, Sr., Lee

Atkins, Virgil D.

Atkinson, W. W. “Pat”

Austill, Herman Lester

Austill, Nan Sanders

Nan Sanders Austill, 67, homemaker, died of cancer Thursday, July 20, 1995, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.  Services were at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Kimbro Funeral Home with burial in Longtown Cemetery.  She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Mrs. Austill, the wife of Herman Austill, also leaves two sisters, Garnell Franklin of Sledge and Jean Reno of Memphis and a brother, Ralph Sanders of Darling.

Quitman County Democrat, July 27, 1995



Austin, Clyde Ella

Austin, Lashanda

Autman, Sr., Andrew “Jack”

Andrew “Jack” Autman, Sr. of Lambert, 82, died of heart failure Monday, December 11, 2000, at Panola County Hospital in Batesville.

Services were at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, at Greater Mount Zion Church of God in Christ in Marks with Elder Marlin Upshaw officiating.  Delta Burial Funeral Home of Marks had charge of arrangements.

Mr. Autman, a soybean storage worker for Bunge, Inc., was born on May 26, 1918, in Quitman County.

Quitman County Democrat, December 21, 2000

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