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July 10th, 2014

James Edward Springer

July 10, 2014

James Edward Springer, son of Ora and Martin Elbert Springer of Okolona, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014.

July 8th

Wayne Gwathney

July 8, 2014

Wayne Gwathney, age 68, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona.
Mr. Wayne was born Jan. 27, 1946, in Shelby, the son of the late John Walter and Garvis Christine Robertson Gwathney. He was raised in Louisville. He was the owner and operator of Wayne Construction Company. He was a Baptist. He married Carolyn Trulove Gwathney Dec. 22, 1967, in West Point. In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by one sister: Joann Gwathney.

William Roye Carnell Sr.

July 8, 2014

William Roye Carnell Sr., age 65, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2014, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
He was born October 16, 1948, in New Albany, to the late David M. Carnell, Sr. and Mildred Irene (Roye) Carnell. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University where he lettered in football and was active in the M Club. He was a business entrepreneur and had numerous successful businesses in the Tupelo area over the years. He attended The Orchard in Tupelo.

July 7th

Rosie B. Wells-Kincaid

July 7, 2014

Rosie B. Wells-Kincaid, 46, of West Point died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Starkville Manor in Starkville.
Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7 at Poole’s M.B. Church in West Point.
The Rev. Avis Shelton will officiate.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

July 3rd

Addie ‘Granny’ McComic

July 3, 2014

Addie “Granny” McComic, age 94, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Mrs. Addie was born Oct. 6, 1919, in Dyersburg, Tenn., the daughter of the late Henry and Eunice Pleasant Gibson. She was a seamstress at Knickerbocker Manufacturing. She was a member of Cedar Bluff Baptist Church. She was an avid and accomplished cook. She married Eddie Lee “Bud” McComic on May 23, 1936, and he passed away Dec. 13, 1996.

July 1st

Sam Cooperwood Sr.

July 1, 2014

Sam Cooperwood Sr., 80, of West Point, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Lawton, Okla.
Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. today at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel. Funeral services will be held11 a.m. Wednesday at Hopewell M.B. Church in Cedar Bluff with the Rev. Carl Perry officiating.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is handling arrangements.

June 26th

Mildred Conlee Magers

June 26, 2014

Mildred Conlee Magers, 94, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Prentiss County to Gordon Emmitt Conlee and Gladys Hendrix Conlee. She married Charlie Raymond Magers Dec. 20, 1934, and worked for 33 years at Reed’s Manufacturing retiring as a supervisor. Upon retiring she worked at Harrisburg Baptist Church in the daycare. She was an extraordinary mother who loved cooking and caring for her family. She loved her children, grandchildren and great - grandchildren. Mildred was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church.

June 19th

Bobby Dean Strong Sr.

June 19, 2014

Bobby Dean Strong Sr., age 69, passed away Friday, June 14, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church with Rev. Bobby Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

June 18th

Richard Noel ‘Richie’ Rape

June 18, 2014

Richard Noel “Richie” Rape, age 47, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Richie was born Sept. 30, 1966, in West Point. the son of Richard Rape and the late Ida Bess Langford Rape. He worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator for Clay County. He also worked at Artex in the Dye Department. He was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. Richie loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was an avid Nascar Fan, and he especially loved the Earnhardts. He married Brenda Carol Bateman Rape July 16, 1988, in West Point.

June 13th

Robert Lee Johnson Sr.

June 13, 2014

Robert Lee Johnson Sr., age 77, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, in West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at House of Life Freedom Ministry in Starkville, with Rev. Otha Rockett officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Baptist Church Cemetery in Columbus.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m. today, Friday, June 13, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

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