Archive - Obituary
May 29th, 2012
Melissa Harvey Dockery
Melissa Harvey Dockery, M.D., of Little Rock, Arkansas, was born in July 1955, to Mary Stansel Harvey and Edwin â€śBuddyâ€ť Harvey and grew up in the small Mississippi Delta town of Ruleville. She died May 24, 2012, of complications from esophageal cancer. Melissa bravely lived her time with cancer as she lived her life: strong, self assured, involved, and always with a sense of humor.
Melvin M. Orr
Melvin M. Orr, age 84, passed away, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in West Point.
Clarice Ellis Farrish
Clarice Ellis Farrish, age 74, passed away, Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.
Dorothy Ann Tillman Hoyt
Dorothy Ann Tillman Hoyt, lovingly known as â€śDotâ€ť, age 81, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012.
Graveside services are today, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at noon at Fairmount Cemetery, in San Angelo, Texas. A memorial service celebrating Mrs. Hoyt's life and her faith will be Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 10 a.m. at The Wesleyan at Estrella, in Georgetown, Texas.
Gabriels Funeral Chapel of Georgetown, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.
Daisy Latham Anthony
Daisy Latham Anthony, age 80, a retired Assistant Manager of Freds Retail and homemaker, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at her residence in Columbus.
Ruby Gibson "Dot" Beatty
Ruby Gibson "Dot" Beatty, 79, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Facility in Gainesville, Ga.
Ruby Gibson "Dot" Beatty was born Feb. 5, 1933, in Columbus to the late Lida Bell Lollar and Linwood Gibson. She was a Case Worker with Clay County Welfare Department for 10 years and was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point. Mrs. Beatty has lived in Clay County and West Point since 1956. She married Lennis Beatty Dec. 29, 1951, in Columbus and he preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2007 .
William Vernon Southern Jr.
William Vernon Southern Jr., age 90, passed away Tuesday May 1, 2012 at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
William Vernon Southern Jr., was born June 27, 1921, in Clay County, to the late Valena Yeary and William Southern. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific and served in WWII. In his working years he was employed at Babcock and Wilcox and later owned and operated Southernâ€™s grocery. In retirement he enjoyed working in his shop and garden. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Graveside services for George Hill were Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 10 a.m. from Rockhill Cemetery in Starkville.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Anna Margaret â€śMargeâ€ť Burkeen
Anna Margaret â€śMargeâ€ť Burkeen, age 78, of Long Beach and formerly of Pheba, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012, in Long Beach.