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Bobby Lee Boyette

Mr. Bobby Lee Boyette, 70, of Ruleville, Miss., formerly of Coldwater, Miss., passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. 

Mr. Boyette was born on August 20, 1943 in Sledge, Miss. to Delmar Boyette and Catherine Albritton Boyette. 

As a young man, Bobby was an avid sportsman and always liked to go frog-gigging. He was a fun person who always enjoyed being around others. He was an excellent story-teller. 

Mr. Boyette is survived by his wife, Joyce Daniel Boyette of Coldwater; one daughter, Angie Bell of Coldwater; two brothers, Bill Boyettte of Senatobia, and Macky Dean Boyette of Sardis; one grandchild, Christian Bell of Coldwater and one great-grandchild, Dylan Wade of Arkabutla. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Karen Boyette and his granddaughter, Tabitha Rorie. 

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2014 at Magnolia Cemetery in Coldwater.

The family has requested memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.  

Ray-Nowell Funeral Home – Senatobia Chapel had charge of arrangements.

George Dale Christian

George Dale Christian, 70, of Senatobia, Miss., passed away February 5, 2014 at the Medplex of Memphis. He leaves behind his wife, Nancy L. Christian of Senatobia; son, George D. Christian; grandson, Daniel J. Christian; great grandson, Jacob R. Christian; sisters, Cynthia Molina and Mary Hall; brother, Steve Christian all of Miss.; seven stepchildren, Bobby, Fella, Junior, DeWayne, Theresa, Laura and Candy; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mr. Christian was a Vietnam veteran and was retired from the Horseshoe Casino. He belonged to the Coldwater United Methodist Church.

Services were held Saturday, February 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Forest Hill South Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn.

Eddie Doyle

Eddie Doyle, 92, janitor, of Senatobia, Miss., passed away February 3, 2014. Funeral services were held at Braham “Brim” CME Church in Sardis on Saturday, February 8 at 1:00 p.m. 

He is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Patterson of Memphis, Tenn. and Mary Lou Young of Como; sons, Robert Mays of Como, Eddie Lee Doyle of Pontiac, Mich., Eddie Doyle Jr. of Senatobia, and Rogers Doyle of Como; 43 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 20 great-great grandchildren.

Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater had charge of the arrangements.

Carla E. Hardy

Carla E. “C.C.” Hardy, 61, of Senatobia, Mississippi passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Memphis, Tennessee.  Ms. Hardy was born December 30, 1952 at Anadarko, Oklahoma to the late John Carl Hardy, Sr. and the late Melvina Grace Edmonds Hardy.

She is survived by two daughters, Megan Henson (Eric Jones) of Memphis, Tennessee and Amanda Tanner (John Williams, III) of Senatobia; eight grandchildren, Adisyn Tanner, Caytlin Williams, Christopher Williams, Erick Jones, Gina Riley, Gary Riley, Alex Williams and Daniel Williams; one great-grandchild, Roz’lynn Franks; two sisters, Deena Tanksley (Johnny) of Corona, California and Kathy Lollar of Arlington, Tennessee; and five brothers, Melvin Hardy (Janice) of Bryant, Arkansas, Phillip Hardy of Helena, Arkansas, Darrell Hardy (Galen) of Southaven, Mississippi, Brian Hardy of Conway, Arkansas and John Hardy (Robin) of Magnet Cove, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John Carl “Moochie” Hardy, Jr.; and grandparents, J.M. and Pearl Hardy.

Services for Carla Hardy were held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Burial was at Smalley Cemetery at Marvell, Arkansas.

Pallbearers were Matt Hardy, Nick Hardy, Justin Hardy, Seth Lollar, Jason W. Hardy and Larry Hardy.  Honorary pallbearers were Wes Sapp and Dennis Cogbill.

Memorials may be made to Southaven Community Church, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Autism Awareness.

Services were directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571.  Friends and relatives may sign the online guest book at

Mary Lou Meek Hartley

Mary Lou Meek Hartley, 104, of Tyro, passed away on February 1, 2014 at her residence. Services were held Saturday, February 8, at 1:00 p.m. at Looxahoma Church of Christ where she was a member. Officiating was Tim Burroughs. Burial followed in Free Springs Cemetery in Harmontown. 

Born on February 28, 1909 in Tyro, she was the daughter of the late John Polk Meek and Cora Frayser Meek.

She is survived by her sons, Hugh Hartley, Jr. (Donna) and Mitchell Hartley (Kay); grandchildren, Toni Washington, Gary Hartley, Beth Sasser, and Stephen Hartley; great grandchildren, Alex Washington, Brandon Washington, Joshua Hartley, Rainey Hartley, Maggie Hartley, Tarrant Sasser, Trace Sasser, Christopher Hartley, and Nathan Hartley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Hartley, Sr.

Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Looxahoma Church of Christ.

Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia had charge of the arrangements.

Carl Christopher Hawkins

Carl Christopher Hawkins, 53, of Byhalia, Miss., passed away January 28, 2014. Services were held Saturday, February 1, at 2:00 p.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Independence. 

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Morris of Rochester, Minn.; son, Shaun Hawkins of Barksdale, La.; mother, Odessa Bailey of Byhalia, and brother, Stephen Powell Patrick of Braden, Tenn.  

He attended Victory Baptist Church in Independence.

Virginia Fay Irby Johnson

Virginia Fay Irby Johnson, 51, of Senatobia, Miss., passed away Friday morning, January 31, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – DeSoto in Southaven.

Memorial services were held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8 at Batesville Junior High School Auditorium. 

For 28 years, Virginia Johnson was a devoted educator for South Panola School District. She was a lifetime member of Ella Green Missionary Baptist Church in Coldwater.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Irby.

Virginia Johnson leaves memories to her daughter, Leslie Jean Johnson of Senatobia; mother, Leslie T. Irby of Coldwater; two brothers, Eddie L. Tate (Priscilla) of Seattle, Wash. and Melvin Irby (Shawana) of Coldwater; five sisters, Ethel Johnson (Leroy) of Coldwater, Maude Bady of Coldwater, Virgie Warren (Freddie) of Memphis, Bettie Irby of Coldwater, and Lucille Richardson (Richard) of Memphis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia had charge of the arrangements.

Timothy Floyd Marshall

Timothy Floyd Marshall, 48, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at his home in Southaven, Miss.

There will be no local memorial service for Mr. Marshall. At a later time, Timothy will have a full military burial at sea, which will be orchestrated by the United States Navy.

He was a retired Leading Petty Officer in the U. S. Navy having retired after 20 years. Serving his country was a way of life. Having gone to combat numerous times, he assisted in the liberation of Kuwait and then he defended the USA in Desert Storm and lastly, Timothy traveled to Iraq to assist other troops in the Iraqi Freedom fight.

Those family members he leaves behind to continue his legacy, include two children, Katie Marshall and Timothy F. Marshall, Jr. both of Texas; one sister, Gail M. Adams of Southaven; and two brothers, Wade Marshall (Sharon) of Horn Lake and Kelvin Marshall (Janine) of Senatobia.

Lois Lavern Redd

Lois Lavern Redd, 69, of Sardis, Miss., passed away February 6, 2014. Services were held Saturday, February 8, at 2:30 p.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Surrette Cemetery in Arkabutla.

He is survived by his daughter, Donna Redd; son, Ricky Redd; sisters, Dianne Bell, Patricia Wood, Annette Tillman, all of Sardis; brothers, Bill Redd of Tutwiler, Donald Paige of Batesville, Doug Paige of Sardis, and Dale Paige of Batesville; 10 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Berl L. Sigler

Berl L. Sigler, 80, of Senatobia, Miss., died Wednesday, January 22, 2014.  He was retired from the Memphis Army Defense Depot after 35 years of service, an Army veteran, Korean Conflict and owner of Snack N Tackle, Miller Creek Reservoir, Seymour, Texas.  

Mr. Sigler was preceded in death by his wife, June Sigler and is survived by his children, Ruthie Castle (Donny) of Senatobia, Elizabeth June Sigler of Coldwater, Carl Sigler (Tina) of Hernando, and Ricky Sigler (Sue) of Bartlett, Tenn.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Phyllis DeWeese and June Wilkes; twin brother, Harold Sigler and Victor Sigler.  

The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  

Services were held on January 27, 2014 at Forest Hill South Funeral Home in Memphis, Tenn.

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