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Edia Allison Britt


Edia Allison Britt, 49, of Ridgeland, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.  

Ms. Britt was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Indianola, and was a Trust Officer for Regions Bank.  

Ms. Britt was preceded in death by her Paternal Grandparents, A. E. Boyer Britt, Sr. and Lenore Powell Britt; Maternal Grandfather, Samuel Martin Allison; and one aunt, Patricia Allison Madden.  

She is survived by her parents, A. E. Boyer Britt, Jr. and Diane Allison Britt of Indianola; Maternal Grandmother, Ruth Ann Allison of Sarah; one brother, A. E. Boyer Britt, III (Cherrie Lynn) of Indianola; aunts, Joyce Randall of Birmingham, Ala., Ellen Anderson (Bill) of Houston, Texas, and Alice Varner (Orv) of Indianola; uncles, Marty Allison (Mary) of Sarah, James Allison (Judy) of Sarah, John E. Britt (Donna) of Indianola, and Bill Madden of Atlanta, Ga.; niece, Anna Bailey Britt, and nephew, Cody Britt. 

The family received friends Tuesday, July 1, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Burton Funeral Home in Indianola.  The funeral service was held Wednesday, July 2, at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Indianola.  Interment followed in Indianola City Cemetery, all under the direction of Burton Funeral Home of Indianola.  

An online guestbook may be signed at www.burtonfuneralhome.net.


Michael Conrad


Michael Conrad, 50, FBI Agent, of Austell, Ga., formerly of Como, Miss., passed away on June 26, 2014. Funeral services were held at Mt. Level MB Church on Thursday, July 3 at 12 noon. Burial followed in Mt. Level Cemetery in Como.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Arthurs Conrad of Austell, Ga.; a daughter, Kristal Black of Como; a son, Michael Conrad III of New Bedford, Mass.; four sisters, Cynthia Miller of Oklahoma City, Okla., Shelia Conrad, Teresa Lewers, and Darcous Black, all of Como; five brothers, Randy Conran of Memphis, Tenn., Marcus Black of Batesville, Timothy Jones of Como, Erik Dandridge and Willie Roy Wilbourn, both of Senatobia; and four grandchildren.

Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia had charge of the arrangements.



Bonnie Ferguson McMullen

Bonnie Ferguson McMullen, 84, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief and sudden illness.

Mrs. McMullen was born January 27, 1930 in Tate County, Miss. She graduated in three years as Valedictorian from Northwest Mississippi College through a special high school honors program.  She received a B.S. degree from Memphis State University and a Master’s degree in English and History from Mississippi State University.  She attained further certification in Elementary Education.

She met James William McMullen while she was a student at Northwest after he returned from service in the Pacific in WWII.  They were married for 66 years.

Mrs. McMullen was an educator in Webster County for more than 25 years.  She loved each and every student.  She was active in the First Baptist Church.  She enjoyed traveling all over the world but loved her life in Eupora playing bridge with friends and staying active in all the activities at First Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her husband; James William McMullen, two daughters; Ann Morrison and Dr. Nancy Covington, three grandchildren; Katherine (Dr. Paul) Allison, Paul Covington and Alex Covington.  She was blessed to welcome her first great granddaughter; Charlotte Katherine Allison four months ago. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Leslie and Louvenia Ferguson, her sister Hulene Perry and her brother, Correll Ferguson and one nephew Michael Perry.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 3 at the Eupora First Baptist Church. Visitation was from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Oliver Funeral Home in Eupora and Thursday, July 3 at the First Baptist Church from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

A graveside service was held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Independence in Tate County were she was born.  She was buried close to her mother, father, brother, and her family following her request.  Memorials may be made in her honor to the First Baptist Church in Eupora, Miss. 

Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora had charge of all arrangements.


Dover Gabbert Woolfolk


Dover Gabbert Woolfolk, of Senatobia, Miss., passed away June 30, 2014. He was born September 25, 1926 to Thomas J. Woolfolk and Martha T. Woolfolk. 

He attended school in Senatobia before being drafted into the Army on December 20, 1944. He served two years before being discharged in 1946. He worked several jobs before he started work at the William Carter Company in 1954. He worked there 34 years before his retirement in 1988. He couldn’t be satisfied being retired, so he went to work at several places around town before he went to work at Walmart. He made a lot of friends at the places he worked. 

He was the father to two sons, Clifford R. Woolfolk and Charles R. Woolfolk. 

He is survived by his sons; stepson, Mark Edward Rines from Independence; sisters, Shirley Gaines and Mary Legge both of Senatobia; brother, Jack Woolfolk of Little Rock, Ark.; and grandchildren, James Woolfolk and Hannah Woolfolk. 

He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church here in Senatobia. 

Services were held Thursday, July 3, at 11:00 a.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Bethesda Cemetery.






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