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Dr. Charles Robert “Bob” Hand

Dr. Charles Robert “Bob” Hand, beloved husband, skilled surgeon, gifted musician, avid hunter and angler, decorated war veteran and father and grandfather passed away at his home on Grand Isle, Louisiana. 

While born in New Orleans, Bob grew up in Philadelphia, Miss. He played first chair trumpet for the Mississippi Lions All State Band while attending Philadelphia High School, which qualified for and won the international marching band competition in 1955. He also played high school football at Philadelphia High and was voted “most handsome” of his 1957 senior class. Bob attended Ole Miss and played trumpet for the “Pride of the South,” the Ole Miss marching band during his freshman year in 1958. He went on to play in various jazz bands, traveling around the South for performances at clubs and college parties. 

Bob went on to Tulane Medical School along with his twin brother, Bill Hand, and then completed his internship at McLeod Infirmary in Florence, SC. He went on to pursue a residency in Orthopedics at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. He then completed a hand fellowship at Vanderbilt University and once treated Chet Atkins for a hand injury. His medical training was interrupted with a tour in Vietnam in Cam Ranh Bay where he served as a captain and surgical medical officer in a M.A.S.H. unit for two years in the Air Force.   

Bob spent most of his career in private practice in Monroe, La. where he earned his accreditation with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Bob became an avid duck hunter while in Monroe, hunting as much during the season as his career would allow. Bob was also a licensed pilot, earning his VFR license while serving in the Air Force and later his IFR rating in his 40s. Bob owned an interest in a small plane, which he used for personal travel and scouting out hunting sites. Bob moved to his fishing paradise of Grand Isle, La. where he supervised orthopedic residents at the Chabert Charity Hospital in Houma, La. Post-Katrina, Bob practiced at the Jackson V.A. Hospital until 2008 before complete retirement on Grand Isle.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jackie Allen Hand of Grand Isle and his sons, David Hand and his wife, Jennifer of Nashville, Tenn.; and John Hand, his wife, Shawndell and three granddaughters Mary Blake, MacKenzie and Lilla of Atlanta, Ga.; and her sons, David Kinnard, his wife Kimberlee and grandson Calvin of Greer, S.C.; Roger Kinnard, his wife Brooke and grandsons Garrett, Ben and Marshall of Pensacola, Fla.; and Shand Kinnard of Atlanta, Ga.; and Bob’s twin brother, William “Bill” L. Hand and wife Evie of Jackson, and family.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Philadelphia, Miss. A memorial service will be held in Grand Isle, La. at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests your make memorial donations to the charity of your choice.

Samart-Mothe Funeral Home had charge.



Janice Moree Jenkins

Jancie Moree Jenkins, 41, nurse at Baptist DeSoto, of Coldwater, Miss., passed away April 8, 2014. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11 at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home in Hernando. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Kevin Jenkins of Coldwater; two sons, Kevin Clarke Jenkins, Jr. of Coldwater and Zachary Jenkins of Coldwater; step daughter, Ashley Jenkins of Coldwater; parents, Larry and Joyce Carlton of Coldwater; a brother, Larry Calrton, Jr. of Hernando; and three grandchildren, Hannah, Jada, and Zane.


Garvin Earnest Lowery, Jr.

Garvin Earnest Lowery, Jr., 66, of Senatobia, Miss., passed away April 7, 2014, at his residence. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a MSgt after 25 years of service. 

He is survived by his wife, Lource Lowery of Senatobia; mother, Katy Alderman Lowery of Senatobia; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his son, Torrey Lowery and father, Garvin Earnest Lowery, Sr. 

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


Patrick Lindy McGee

Patrick Lindy McGee, age 86, of Texarkana, Texas died Thursday, April 3, 2014, following a lengthy illness. 

Lindy was born in Dry Branch, Georgia in 1927 and graduated high school from North Georgia Military Academy. He was drafted in 1945 and served two years in the Army in South Korea. Upon being honorably discharged, Lindy entered Mississippi College in 1947 where he played football; graduating in May 1950 with degrees in Science and Physical Education. 

After graduation he coached high school football at Senatobia High School in Senatobia, Mississippi and also in Calhoun, Georgia where he won back to back state championships and was selected High School Coach of the Year in District One. From there he coached at Northwest Community College in Senatobia, Mississippi serving as head football coach, athletic director, and taught organic chemistry. 

In 1956 Lindy joined Merck, Inc. as a Professional Representative. 

During his tenure of 36 years he achieved the status of Executive Professional Representative and served on the Merck Regional Advisory Board. 

Mr. McGee was an active and loyal member of the First United Methodist Church having served twice on the Board of Stewards and dedicated over 20 years to teaching Sunday school. 

Lindy was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.S. McGee, his brothers, D.S. McGee, Jr. and Dent W. McGee and one sister Elnora McGee Beamer. 

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Wells McGee, of Texarkana, Texas, and formerly of Senatobia; two children and their spouses, daughter Linda McGee Schafer and husband Dennis and a son Patrick Lindy McGee, Jr. and wife Jennifer; as well as six grandchildren, Lindy Locke Page and husband Jameson, Calley Lachowsky and husband John, Luke Schafer, Meredith McGee, Caroline McGee and Lindy Elizabeth McGee. 

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5 at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Texarkana, Texas with Rev. Bruce Bennett and Rev. Vida Williams officiating. Entombment was in Hillcrest Mausoleum. Arrangements were with Texarkana Funeral Home, Texas. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 400 E. 6th., Texarkana, Arkansas 71854. 



Henry Clyde Shackleford


Henry Clyde Shackleford, 83, retired dairyman, of Coldwater, Miss., passed away on April 4, 2014. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 7 at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home. Burial followed in Greenleaf Cemetery.

He is survived by his daughter, Vickie Smith and her husband, Wayne, of Looxahoma; three sons, Henry “John” Shackleford and wife, Donna, of Greenwood, Jerry Shackleford and wife Darlene of Senatobia, and Terry Shackleford of Independence; brother, Hubert Shackleford of Eudora; seven grandchildren, Brad, Jason, Clyde, Ashley, Jessica, Joseph and Zach; five great – grandchildren, Micah, Brayden, Libby, Jakiel and Katrina.


Penelope Tracy Sones



Penelope Tracy Sones, 60, homemaker, of Sarah, passed away on April 3, 2014. A memorial service is scheduled for a later date.

She is survived by two daughters, Angela Flack (Jerald) of Sarah and Samantha Duffourc (C.J.) of New Orleans, La.; son, Paul Champagne of Gulfport; two sisters, Brenda Cox and Terry Osteen, both of Memphis; grandchildren, Destiny, Brooke, Noah, Paige, Mollie and Colton; and one great grandchild, Keira.




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