Ward, James Lee Roy
James Lee Roy Ward, 84, a retired Special Services officer at Ft. Dix, NJ, died June 5 at the Masonic Home of New Jersey.
Mr. Ward was born in Louisville, MS, and was the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Ward.
During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps, then continued to serve in the Air Force Reserves until retiring in 1971 as a Lt. Colonel.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Wall Ward; two daughters, Jennie Walder and Peggy Covert; four grandchildren; one brother, Roger T. Ward, formerly of Marks and now residing in Senatobia.
Quitman County Democrat
Warrington, Richard Eugene “Ricky”
Charles Herbert Weaver of Marks, 63, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Quitman County Hospital in Marks of heart failure.
Services were Thursday, March 31, at 3:00 p.m. at First United Pentecostal Church of Marks with the Rev. Harold Smith officiating. Burial was in Crowder Cemetery at Crowder. Kimbro Funeral Home of Marks had charge.
Born August 16, 1941, in Marks, he was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Marks. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Weaver, five brothers and five sisters.
He is survived by two daughters, Tammy Smith and Christie Block, both of Vidor, TX; two sons, Shannon Weaver of Marks and Scotty Weaver of Enid; three sisters, Glynda Franklin, Patricia Jones and Brenda Pittman, all of Marks; a brother, Enos Weaver of Longtown; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Quitman County Democrat, April 7, 2005
Webb, Johnny V.
Johnny V. Webb, age 66, died Monday, November 8, 2010, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood.
Services were Saturday, November 13, at Valley Queen M. B. Church in Marks.
Born August 1, 1944, to the late Tommy Lee and Lucille Webb, he was united in holy matrimony on December 29, 1964, to Ella Webb, and the couple had five children.
He confessed hope in Christ at an early age and later joined Valley Queen M. B. Church in Marks, attending until his health worsened.
He leaves to cherish his wonderful memories his devoted wife, Ella Mae Webb, two daughters, Christina (Joseph) Anderson and Mary (Leonard) Irons, two sons, Johnny (Shronda) Webb and Illiah (Annie) Webb, a son-in-law, Antonio Hoskins, all of Marks; two brothers, Luther B. Webb of Chicago, IL, and L. T. Webb of Memphis, TN; two sisters, Daisy Adams of Milwaukee, WI, and Lottie Smith of Inverness; two adopted children Kenisha and Tyrone Adams of Marks; 14 grandchildren, two adopted grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, as well as a very special friend, Rev. Ivory Sims.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; a brother, James Webb; two sisters, Tecora Adams and Laura Webb, a daughter, Belinda Hoskins; a grandson, Leonard Irons, Jr. and a great-grandson, JayNari McCray.
Quitman County Democrat, Thursday, December 9, 2010
Ruby Berry Welch, 84, of Crenshaw, died of heart failure on Monday, September 27, 1999, at Senatobia Community Hospital.
Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 30, at Latter-Day Saints Church in Senatobia, where she was a member, with burial in Truslow Cemetery in Sarah. C. O. Pate Funeral Home of Senatobia had charge.
Mrs. Welch, the widow of Dallas R. Welch, leaves five daughters, Mickey Tribble and Jackie Luther, both of Senatobia, Sharon Davidson of Nampa, ID, Glenda Pederson of North Salt Lake City, UT and Sandy Warren of Highland, CA; two sons, Ervil Welch of Ogden, UT and Freddie Welch of St. George, UT; a sister, Opal Long of Senatobia; two stepsisters, Sybil Garrett of Crenshaw and Marie Wilson of Petal; 34 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Quitman County Democrat, October 7, 1999
Wheeler, Harold Dalton
Harold Dalton Wheeler of Indianola, formerly of Lambert, age 42, died of pneumonia on Sunday, January 9, 2000, at his home.
Services were at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, at Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Clark officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Wheeler, a farmer, was born on August 5, 1957, in Lambert.
Survivors include one daughter, Kasi Cooper of Pontotoc; two sisters, Joyce Goss of Webb and Lucy Callaway of Indianola; and four brothers, John Marion Wheeler, Jr., Hiram Michael Wheeler and Richard Webster Wheeler, all of Indianola, and Mickey Lynn Wheeler of Greenville.
Quitman County Democrat, Thursday, January 20, 2000
White, Lena Mae
Lena Mae White of Lambert died April 24 at Quitman County Hospital. A Baptist, she was 81.
Services and burial were April 28 at Mount Zion M. B. Church in Lambert with Rev. Michael Jossell presiding. Delta Burial Corp. of Marks had charge of arrangements.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James White, and a daughter, Ruthie Buck.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann Marie White of Lambert and Ida Mae Anderson of Jackson, MS; two sons, James White, Jr. and Sammie White, both of Lambert; a nephew, Jimmy Lee Mackey of Memphis, TN; five grandchildren, Richard White and Johnny Earl White of Lambert, Idette Armstead, Fredric Armstead and Colonda Anderson of Jackson; and six great-grandchildren.
Quitman County Democrat, May 3, 2007
Williams, Emma Lee Turner
Emma Lee Turner Williams of Marks was born August 23, 1929, to Oscar and Louverta Turner in Tunica County, Mississippi. She died Thursday, September 21, 1995, at the age of 66 years.
Her services were Tuesday, September 26, at Mt. Zion Church of God in Christ in Marks where she was a member and in active service to God. Brother N. A. Burres officiated. Marks Funeral Home had charge and burial was in Wesley Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams and her husband, the late Albert Williams, had lived in Marks since 1968 and except for a brief period as a cosmetologist, she worked at being a wonderful wife and mother.
Missing her but holding on to sweet and loving memories are her mother, Missouri Turner; seven daughters, Dorothy of Milwaukee, Olivia (Louis), Marietta (William) and Chrystal, all of Marks, Sherlie (Kenneth) of Chicago, Deleatha of Lambert, and Mary of Falcon; three sons, Morris, Jeffery (Shelia) and Donald, all of Marks; twenty-one grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren; seven sisters, two preceded her in death, Learlie and Genevieve, Alma of Memphis, Rachel (Eddie), Mildred, Francis (Arthur), Joyce (Melvyn), all of Chicago; and six brothers, Oscar Jr. and William who preceded her in death, George of Arkansas, Bobby (Leona) of Birdie, Hugh (Mildred) of Friars Point, James of Chicago, Joseph of New Jersey and Benjamin of Dallas. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Active pallbearers were Anthony Pittman, Lucion Lake, Kenneth Hester, Bradford Carter, Jimmy Lee Carter, Jr. and William Caldwell Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Morris Williams, Jeffrey Williams, Donald Williams, George Turner, Joseph Turner, Bobby Turner, Hugh Turner, James Turner, Benjamin Turner, Louis Jamison, Jr. and Lamont Jamison.
Quitman County Democrat, October 12, 1995
Williams, Joyce G. Williams
Joyce G. Williams, 67, of Oceanside, CA, formerly of Crowder and Winter Garden, FL, homemaker, died of cardiac arrest on Sunday, January 4, 1998, at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside. Calvert Funeral Home in West Point has charge. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Winter Garden and attended the Home Church in Oceanside. Mrs. Williams, the widow of Rev. James Thomas Williams, leaves a son, David Gallaspy of Oceanside; a brother, Ellis A. Davis of Eustis, FL; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
The family requests that any memorials be made to the Mississippi Lung Association in Jackson.
Quitman County Democrat, Thursday, January 8, 1998
Williams, Magnolia Crawford
Magnolia Crawford Williams of Lambert died February 23 at Quitman County Hospital. A homemaker and a Baptist, she was 85.
Services will be March 3 at 1 PM at Visitor’s Chapel M. B. Church with the Rev. Edgar L. Scurlock presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be March 2 from 1 to 5 PM at Delta Burial Corp. in Marks, and wake hours are from 6 to 8 PM.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Williams, and a daughter, Lorene Williams.
She leaves five sons, Leon Williams of Elkhart, IN, J. D. Williams of Lambert, and Wallace Williams, Sylvester Williams and Charles Williams, all of St. Paul, MN; and 7 daughters, Gloria O’Neal of Elkhart, IN, Velma Williams of Memphis, TN, Ernice Williams of Pope, MS, Irene Williams of St. Paul, MN, Cora Miller of Albuquerque.
Quitman County Democrat, March 1, 2007
Windless, Ruth Hodo
Ruth Hodo Williams of Darling, 82, died March 19, 2008, at Quitman County Hospital in Marks.
Services were Monday, March 24, at 1:00 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Darling with Lorenzo Windless officiating.
Born August 14, 1925, to the late Joe and Elvira Hodo in Leflore County, she was the sixth of nine children. The family moved to Darling while she was young and she attended Quitman County Schools. She confessed hope in Christ at an early age and joined New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Fluellen. Ruth served in many capacities in the church. She was a Sunday School teacher, choir member, a faithful Bible class attendant and a member of the Mother’s Board. She was also a member of Quitman County TRIAD.
She married Matthew Windless, Sr. on October 7, 1942, and they had 11 children. Her husband preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker who loved caring for her family and friends. She never met a stranger and left a legacy of love and family values.
Survivors include eight daughters, Allie Pride of Batesville, Jennette McClair, Barbara (Jerry) Walker, Shirley (David) Crockett, Jacqueline (Richard) William, all of Toledo, OH, Margaret (Earl) Murry of Maumee, OH, Lula Boyd of Darling, and Tea (Matthew) Keeler of Marks; three sons, Matthew Jr. (Shirley Ann) Windless, Floyd Windless and James (Dorothy) Windless of Toledo, OH; one sister Ethel (Albert, Jr.) Whitehead of Batesville; one brother, Theodis Hodo of Toledo, OH; six sisters-in-law, Sula Hodo, Fannie Windless, Ladale Windless, Florence Flaggs, Isabella Butler, and Reather Windless; two brothers-in-law, Cleveland Wilson and Albert Whitehead; 24 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including special friends, Sarah Thomas and Louiser Washington.
The Ruth Windless family would like to thank each of you for your prayers, acts of kindness, gifts, and words of encouragement during the loss of their mother. They ask that you continue to keep the family in your daily prayers.
Quitman County Democrat, May 1, 2008
Ethel Wood of Crenshaw, 95, retired homemaker and hospital seamstress with Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, died there Saturday, January 18, 1997, of heart failure. Services were at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, at Crenshaw Baptist Church with burial in Longtown Cemetery near there. Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks had charge.
She was a member of Central Church of Memphis.
Mrs. Wood, the widow of James Elmer Wood, leaves four daughters, Virginia Bross and Joyce Wood Workman, both of Crenshaw, Dot Briscoe of Longtown and Billie Faye Benson of Germantown, TN; two sisters, Ona Mae Hough of Fort Smith, AR, and Mary Bell Beasley of West Memphis, AR; a brother, Joe Choate of Somerville, TN, nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
The family requests that any memorials be sent to Crenshaw Baptist Church.
Quitman County Democrat, January 23, 1997
Wallace H. “Slim” Worden of Vance, 83, died Thursday, October 27, 2005, at his home.
Mr. Worden, the widower of Frances T. Worden, leaves two daughters, Michele Rush Carpenter and Sandra Palmer, and grandchildren, Jason Rush and Trip Rush, all of Vance. Canale Funeral Directors of Memphis had charge.
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Quitman County Democrat, Thursday, November 3, 2005