Judy K. Ferri, 65, a homemaker, died January 12, 2012 at her home. The visitation was held Saturday, January 14, 2012, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale, MS. The funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale, MS. The burial was held in the Oakridge Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS handled arrangements.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and also a member of the St. Elizabeth Ladies Auxiliary.
Preceded in death was her father, Chalmer Odell Kittrell.
Survivors are her mother, Annie Staggs Kittrell of Indianola, MS; husband, Benjamin F. Ferri of Clarksdale, MS; one son, Steven F. (Steve) (Mary Ann) Ferri of Clarksdale, MS; one brother, Robert Wayne (Inez F.) Kittrell of Batesville, MS; one sister, Janice Kittrell (Charles) Naile of Duncan, MS; and a special group of nieces and nephews; special friends, Anita Farr of Las Vegas, NV and Olivia Grace Alderson of Clarksdale, MS. She was able to be at home with the care of a caring nursing staff.
Memorials may be sent to West Clinic in Memphis, TN.
Quitman County Democart, January 19, 2012
Herman R. Figgs of Batesville, age 90, died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Services were Saturday, June 26, at 11:00 a.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel in Batesville with burial in Batesville Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. had charge.
Born March 16, 1920, in Crowder, to Clarence Figgs and Colberta Pegues Figgs, he was a farmer and a member of Second Concord M. B. Church of Batesville. Mr. Figgs was a U. S. Navy veteran.
He is survived by two daughters, Ruth Figgs Morris and Norma Louise Figgs Joiner, and a son, Herman Westley Figgs, all of Batesville, as well as a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Quitman County Democrat, July 1, 2010
Fortner, Minnie Elizabeth Blumhorst
French, ElGenia Harris
Memorial services for ElGenia Harris French, 60 year-old Weatherford, Oklahoma, resident, were held on Saturday, January 15, 2011, 2:00 P.M. at Federated Church with Rick Connelly officiating. Lockstone Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
ElGenia was born on May 6, 1950, in Memphis, Tennessee, to James G. and Ruth Covington Harris and passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ElGenia was raised and attended school in Marks, Mississippi, until the 10th grade. She graduated from St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis in 1968. She received her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Mississippi in 1975. On June 26, 1976, she married Benny French in Marks, and they moved to Weatherford that summer. ElGenia earned her master’s degree from SWOSU in 1981 and her doctorate in Pharmacy in 1984. She joined the SWOSU College of Pharmacy Faculty in 1979 and was a professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She was involved in Kappa Epsilon; Phi Lambda Sigma; RhoChi; Oklahoma Society of Health System Pharmacist; the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association; American Society of Health System Pharmacists; and Oklahoma Pharmacists Helping Pharmacists.
ElGenia is survived by her husband, Benny French of their home in Weatherford; her mother, Ruth C. Harris of Marks and a sister, Ruth Harris of Hernando, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her father, James G. Harris; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson Covington, Sr.; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Garry E. Harris.
Memorials may be made to the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Pharmacy Alumni Foundation, Federated Church, and SWOSU Foundation.
Quitman County Democrat, February 17, 2011
Furr, Jr., James Edward
James Edward Furr, Jr. of Clarksdale died Monday, September 11, of heart failure at Methodist Central in Memphis. The son of the late Dr. and Mrs. James Edward Furr of Marks, he was 65.
Visitation was at National Funeral Home in Clarksdale Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m.
A retired farmer, Mr. Furr was born Feb. 11, 1930. He was a graduate of Clarksdale High School and Mississippi State University. He was a member of Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Young Furr, a daughter, Kathy Olsen of West Lake Village, Calif.; a son, James Edward Furr, III, of Lawrenceville, Ga; a sister, Ivy Rainey of Greenville, SC; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations or memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.
Quitman County Democrat, Thursday, September 14, 1995
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