|Billy R. Davis
Billy R. Davis, 61, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at the Oakville Heath Care Center. He was a native of Booneville. He was an upholsterer and a member of New Hope Methodist Church.
Services were Monday, Oct. 4, at Southern Funeral Chapel in Okolona with the Rev. Bill Harrison, the Rev. Wallace Cason and the Rev. Jason Clouse officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Joseph Davis, and his wife, Meoldy, of Shannon; one daughter, Angelia Davis Chapman, and her husband, Randy, of Pontotoc; his mother, Willie Mae Davis of Okolona; two sisters, Beatrice Jolly and Sally Kennedy, both of Okolona; two brothers, Jack Davis of Alabama, and Jimmy Davis of Okolona; six grandchildren, Drew Chapman, Reid Chapman, Davis Chapman, Allen Davis, Paige Davis and Tori Tidwell.
Pallbearers were Harold Jolly, Billy Harris, Mike Rooker, J. D. Mize, Cliff Norwood, Clint Norwood, Clayton Bray and Phillip Jolly.
Charles Wilson Davis, 82, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born Nov. 16, 1916, in Baldwin to John and Mary Alice Allen Davis. He was a graduate of Cedar Hill High School. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a retired employee of the Hobart Corp., where he worked for 40 years. He was a member of Sherman Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Parrish Hartley Officiating. Burial was in the Sherman Cemetery.
Surveyors include his wife of 41 years, Ann Johnson Davis; one son, Chuck Davis, and his wife, Martha, of Tupelo; one sister, Janie Wildman of Sherman.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
James Robert (Bob) Davis
James Robert (Bob) Davis, 54, formerly of Pontotoc, died of natural causes at his apartment in Memphis Monday night, Aug. 3, 1999.
He was a long-time employee of Corporate Security of Memphis and was a licensed security guard for the state of Tennessee. He was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis. He was formerly a Pontotoc County Sheriff's Department Dispatcher and former member of West Heights Baptist Church on Pontotoc. He was a York Rite Shriner.
His parents, Emery and Hazel Busby Davis, preceded him in death.
Memorial services were held at Bartlett Funeral Home Sunday, Aug. 8, with Rev. Bill Hendry of Belleuve Church conducting the service.
He is survived by his family who consists of his sister and her family, Tom and Lousie Davis Renfroe; Ken and Katie Renfroe; Carter, Stephen, and Will; Besty Renfroe; James Renfore, all of Bartlett, Tenn.; an uncle and aunt of Oxford, James and Ann Busby.
John Albert Davis
John Albert Davis, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at his home in Blue Springs. A lifelong resident of Blue Springs, he was born July 5, 1915, to Lindsey L. Mae Kelly Davis. He was a retired employee of the Mississippi Highway Department and a master sergeant in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Blue Springs Baptist Church.
Services were Friday, Oct. 15, at United Funeral Services Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. David Westmoreland officiating. Burial was in Sherman Cememtery.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Winnie Mae McClellan Davis of Blue Springs; one daughter, Linda Kay Davis Tate, and her husband, Douglas A. Tate, of Blue Springs; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Edward L. Davis and William M. Davis; and a sister, Martha Sue Davis.
Pallbearers were Terr Beasley, Larry Beasley, Bobby Beasley, Bernell Tate, Billy Davis, and Terry Barndon.
Wilma Craig Davis, 70, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at her home. She was born Nov. 6, 1928, in Arkansas to Lonnie and Verince DePriest Craig. She was a retired employee of Ram Golf Corp. in Pontotoc, where she worked for 27 years. She was a member of Washington United Methodist Church.
Services were Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Charles Stubblefield and Bro. Richard Jolly officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Davis of Ecru; one daughter, Diane Sneed of Ecru; three sons, Mike Garrett of Tupelo, Ronny Daivs of Houlka, and Ricky Davis of Ecru; five sisters, Marie Bolen of Charleston, Molly Jordon of New Albany, Marian Horton of Senatobia, Gwynne Dye of Starkville, and Betty Coggins of Dubach, La; two brothers, Toby Craig of Senatobia, and Bill Craig of Kansas City, Mo.; seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by, her parents; three sisters, Katherine Pruitt, Jimmie Nell Shettles, and Emma Jane Craig.
Pallbearers were Tom Todd, Jimmy Simmons, Buddy Nix, Keith Horton, June Wells and Jimmy Simmons.
William Deaton II
William Weasly Deaton II, 102, died Saturday, Sept, 18, 1999, at Pontotoc Community Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Dennis. He was a farmer for 80 years and a deacon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Dennis. He served in the U.S. Army in England and France during World War I.
Services were Monday, Sept. 20, at Mt Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Guinn and the Rev. Earl Martin officiating. Burial was in Lindsey Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one granddaughter, Rae Evelyn Guinn and her husband, Jerry, of Monterey, Va.; three grandsons, Gary Deaton and his wife, Martha, of Charlotte, N.C., Wayne Deaton and his wife, Linda, of Pontotoc, and Charles Deaton of Monterey, VA.; nine great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ottie Parrish of Iuka and Iona Staggs of Pontotoc; one sister-in-law, Minnie Wroten of Iuka.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joise Deaton; one son, Arthur Deaton.
His great-grandsons served as pallbearers.
Jessie Baker Dillard, 60, died Saturday, Oct, 16, 1999, at his home in Ripley. He was a retired carpenter for Castle Construction and a Baptist.
Services were Wednesday, Oct. 20, at McBride Funeral Home Chapel. with Bro. Kenny James officiating. Burial was in Little Hope Cemetry in Falkner.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Renfrow Dillard of Ripley,; six sisters, Sylvia Cardwell of Memphis, Jane Ables of New Albany, Carol Farmer, of Ashland, Sandra Scott, of Nettleton, Linda Farley of Fulton, and Patsy Adkins of Memphis; seven brothers, Jim Dillard of Ecru, Willie Dillard of Shannon, Roy Dillard of Ecru, Rickey Dillard of Nettleton, Ralph Dillard of Plantersville, David Dillard of Mantachie, and Jerry Dillard of Nettleton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Baker and Ruby Ketchum Dillard, and a daughter, Karen Dillard.
Pallbearers were Ronald Renfrow, Ron Renfrow, Dale Renfrow, Ron Sanderson, John Stubbs, and David R. Matllock.
Wesley O'Neal Dillard, 46, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, as the result of an auto accident at Hickory Flat. He was born April 14, 1953, in New Albany, the son of Clarence Lewis and Mary Dillard Joyner, the step son of Reba Lewis, He was a truck driver and a member of Chewalla Baptist Church.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ingomar Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Dillard of Potts Camp; three daughter, Kathy Nichols of Potts Camp, Melinda Kiddy of Hickory Flats, and Tonya Dillard of New Albany; his mother, Mary A. Joyner, and stepfather, Raymond Buddy Joyner of Holly Springs; three brothers David Lewis of Holly Springs, Brian Lewis of Pontotoc, and Chris Joyner of Cordova, Tenn.; four sisters, Lucy Self of Waterford, Linda Burks of Sardis, Tina Lewis of Pontotoc and Ladonna Faulkner of Eudora; three grandchildren.
Terry B. Dobbs, 40, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, in Hamburg, Ark., from the results of an automobile accident. He was a lifelong resident of the Belden community. He was an employee of Atco Transmission Service of Tupelo with over 22 years of service. He was a member of Belden Baptist Church. He was a 1977 graduate of Mooreville High School. He enjoyed hunting turkey hunting and deer.
Services were Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Belden Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Baggett officiating. Burial was in McNeil Cemetery W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors was in Charges of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Angie Dobbs of Belden; his children, Heather Dee Croft of Hamburg Ark., Bridgit Lynne Dobbs of the home and Terry "T.J." Bradford Dobbs Jr. of the home; his parents, Billy and Lynette Dobbs of Belden; his grandparents, Ruble and Lottie Dobbs of Belden and Rebecca Hill of the Birmingham Ridge community; one sister, Sherri Ann Kyle and her husband, Corby if Belden; two brothers, Steven Lee Dobbs and his wife, Diane, of Tupleo and William Bradley Dobbs of Belden; two aunts and two uncles, Wayne and Aileen Hill Birmingham Ridge, Janet Dobbs Barber of Belden and Roy Barber of Belden.
His friends served as pallbearers.
A. L. Doss Jr.
A. L. "Tadpole" Doss Jr., 63, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at Trace Regional Hospital. He was born April 21, 1936, in Chickasaw County to Auther Lee Doss Sr. and Lorette Whitt Doss. A law enforcement officer, he worked as a Chickasaw County sheriff's deputy for 34 years and as a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 21, at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Hayes officiating. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Davis Doss of Houston; one daughter, Leann Chism of Arkansas; three sons, Danny Doss of Walnut, Mike Doss of Pontotoc, and Mark Doss of LaGrange, Ky.; his mother, Lorette Whitt of Houston; one sister, Donna Kay Hollowell of Houston; one stepdaugher, Linda Westmoreland of Starkville; four stepsons, Gayland Doyle, Roger Adams, and Randle Adams, all of Houston, and Rex Adams of Dallas, Texas; 29 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, A. L. Doss Sr.; a sister, Susie Mae Eaton; and a stepdaughter, La-Na' Boone.
Pallbearers were members of the Chickasaw Sheriff's Department.