|Eula Bea Woods Bolton
Eula Bea Woods Bolton, 58, homemaker, of Coldwater, Miss., passed away February 12, 2013. Funeral services were held at Thyatira Family Life Center Saturday, February 16, at 12 noon. Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery in Coldwater.
She was a member of Wyatte Community Church.
She is survived by her husband, James M. Bolton, Jr. of Coldwater; a daughter, Tiwanda Bolton of Coldwater; sons, Calvin Bolton of Ridgeland and Jeffrey Bolton of Coldwater; a grandchild, Elisha Bolton of Coldwater; sisters, Della Mae Blackmond of Chicago, Ill., Lessie Bolton, Mary Wright, Bonnie Woods, Clara Woods, Mae Linda Boyd, Juanita Woods, all of Coldwater, and Beverly Woods of Memphis, Tenn.; brothers, L.J. Woods of Coldwater, and Mack Woods, Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.
Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater had charge of the arrangements.
Emojean Goodman, 89, of Senatobia, Miss., passed away February 9, 2013, at the Senatobia Convalescent Center. Services were held Saturday, February 9, at 2:00 p.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Bethesda Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milburn L. Goodman; daughters, Melba Lee Williams (Jimmy) and Mary Jo Addington (Bill).
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Jane Peeples (Donald) of Water Valley; sons, Benny Franklin Goodman (Phyllis) of Oxford, and Timothy Wade Goodman (Sibyl) of Senatobia; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Looxahoma Baptist Church where she was a member or the Gideons International.
Regina Moore Holley
Mrs. Regina Moore Holley, 88, died on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at her home in Oxford, Miss. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on February 16, at First Baptist Church in Oxford. Dr. Eric Hankins officiated. Burial followed in St. Peters Cemetery.
Mrs. Holley was born September 15, 1924, in Senatobia, to James Reginald Moore and Ethel Gregory Moore. She graduated from Northwest Junior College and the University of Mississippi. While at Ole Miss, Regina was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Scholastic Fraternity and Delta Delta Delta sorority.
While at Ole Miss she met and married John Reed Holley and they made their home in Oxford. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Oxford for 67 years and was active in the Friendship Sunday School class. She was also a member of the Oxford Garden Club, Book Lover's Club, a volunteer at Baptist Memorial Hospital and an avid bridge player.
Gigi, as her grandchildren called her, was dedicated to their family as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a remarkable, true Southern lady, soft spoken with a generous spirit and concern for others. Her greatest joy was her family. The love she shared with them is what they will always cherish.
Mrs. Holley was preceded in death by her husband, John Reed Holley, her parents, her only sister, Elizabeth Bobo and her daughter-in-law, Janis Holley.
She is survived by three children, Reginald Holley of Oxford, Claire Tutor and her husband, Lamar, of Tupelo, Miss.; Joan Yarber and her husband, Joe, of Belden, Miss.; seven grandchildren, Leslie Acker of Mantachie, Miss., Reed Nelson and his wife, Anna, of Madison, Miss., Emily Messer, and her husband, Tim, of Memphis, Tenn., Ashley Tomlinson of Memphis, Tenn., Holley Meriweather, and her husband, Clayton, of Tupelo, Miss., Catherine Yarber and Anna Claire Yarber of Belden, Miss.; six great-grandchildren, Tyler Homan, Drew Hayes, Mallory Myers, Trent Tomlinson, Emily Nelson and Elizabeth Nelson.
The family would like to thank Mrs. Holley's caregivers, Lillie Walker and Mattie Tenner.
The family requests memorials be made to the John Reed Holley Endowment, c/o University of MS Foundation, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677 or First Baptist Church, 800 Van Buren, Oxford, MS 38655.
Waller Funeral Home in Oxford had charge of the arrangements. For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com or call 662-234-7971.
Bernadette Leishman, a resident of Golden Living Center in Lexington, Mass. died on February 2, 2013, from complications of Alzheimer's Disease.
Born August 23, 1921 in Brooklyn, N.Y. she was the loving wife of the late James Leishman who she married on April 19, 1944.
During their 60-year marriage, they lived in Brooklyn, Hicksville, Rosedale and Seaford NY, Bisbee Ariz., and Panama.
She was the caring mother and grandmother of six children, Jim Leishman , Terry Andreychak (John) of Albrightsville, Pa., Marion Dibrienza (Bob) of Chandler, Ariz., Tom Leishman (Beth) of Senatobia, Ruthanne Leishman of Boston, Mass., Regina Pace (Anthony) of Seaford, N.Y., 14 grandchildren including, Rachel Lamb of Sarah, Andy Leishman of Senatobia and Billy Leishman of Senatobia; seven great-grandchildren and many foster children.
Her generosity continued in death when she donated her brain to a dementia research study at Massachusetts General Hospital, in her words "if it will help other people."
A mass was held 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 7 at St. William the Abbot Jackson Ave, Seaford, N.Y.
Memorial gifts may be sent in her name to St. Brigid's Parish 2001 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 0242, a place that brought her great comfort and peace over the past 3 years or to the Alzheimer's Association http://www.alz.org which provided wonderful services for her and her family.
Roy Morris Dancy
Roy Morris Dancy, age 82, of Canton, Ohio, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013.
He was born October 30, 1930 in Coldwater, Mississippi to the late Sumner and Clyde (Sowell) Dancy.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Corrine (Scruggs) Dancy; daughters, Sherry Dancy of Columbus, Ohio, Pam (Bob) Worthington of North Canton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Jeff Worthington, Ryan Gilbert, Heather (Brian) Kindle, Todd (Erin) Worthington; four great-grandchildren, Joshua Coen Swain, Bobby Worthington, Grace Kindle, Simon Kindle.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by daughter, Jerrie Kay Dancy, five brothers and one sister.
Roy retired in 1986 from B.F. Goodrich where he was director of distribution after 35 years of service. After retirement he joined the family real estate practice with Cutler Associates.
He was a member of Rivertree Christian Church, he served as a greeter, ABF class, over the years he had been involved with youth ministries. Roy was a volunteer at the Wilderness Center, where he enjoyed nature and bird watching.
Memorial services were held on Wednesday, February 13, at Heitger Funeral Service - Jackson Chapel, 5850 Wales Ave NW, at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Al DeAngelo having officiated. The family receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m. prior to the service.
Donations may be made to Rivertree Christian Church, 7373 Portage St., NW, Massillon, OH 44646 or a charity of your choice
Please leave condolences at Heitger.com
Heitger Funeral Services had charge of the arrangements.
Clarence Emmitte Shepard
Clarence Emmitte Shepard, 47, of Coldwater, Miss., passed away February 9, 2013.
Memorial services were held at New Garden Cemetery in Independence Saturday, February 16 at 10 a.m.
He is survived by his mother, Peggy Shepard; grand-nephews, Derrick Mitchell and Ladarius Mitchell; a niece, Melissa Shepard; and a son, Joshua Shane Creedon.
Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater had charge of the arrangements.