Steve Branan, 60, died July 4, 2012 at his residence in Arkabutla, Miss.
A retired courier for FedEx in Kernesville, North Carolina, Steve moved home to become the main caregiver of his parents in 2006.
He leaves his mother, Pauline Red Branan; his brother, Eddie Branan (Jean) of Arkabutla; two sisters, Sandra McCrary (John) and Lisa Steward (Wayne), both of Senatobia; a sister-in-law, Peggy Branan of Southaven; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dallas Branan and brother, Dallas Lee Branan.
Steve graduated from Coldwater High School and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He had a passion for music. Steve was a talented guitarist, pianoist, soloist, ventriloquist and was a member of various gospel groups.
Steve loved to perform and entertain. In his younger days, he made three albums and toured with Robbie Hiner of Franklin, Tenn. He also sang on the Old Time Gospel Hour and led the singing at New Bethel Baptist Church in North Carolina.
Steve had a servant's heart with the desire to help the elderly. He loved gardening and was known as "Mr. Fix-It" in the family.
He was an active member of Evansville Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School, helped lead the singing, sang in the choir, and sung solos.
Services were held on Saturday, July 7 at Evansville Baptist Church with interment at the church cemetery.
The deacons of Evansville Baptist served as pallbearers.
Vastie Fitts, 83, Seamstress, of Coldwater, Miss., passed away July 6, 2012. Funeral services were held at Chulahoma Baptist Church July 14 at 1:00 p.m. Burial followed at Chulahoma Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter, Gwendolyn Wicks of Coldwater; a son, James Wicks of Chicago, Ill.; sisters, Almetter Jeffries of Chicago, Ill., Jewel Fox of Chicago, Ill., Darnie Phillips of Chulahoma, Miss., Ethel Mae Mays of Coldwater, and Roberta Howell of Holly Springs; a brother, Haywood Fitts Jr. of Holly Springs; eight grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.
Joseph (Joe) Herron, 72, passed away July 6, 2012 at his residence in Southaven. Services were held on Monday, July 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home. Burial followed at Crockett Cemetery.
Mr. Herron was a member of the Southaven Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Herron of Southaven; two sons, Leon Herron (Nicole) of Hernando and Mitch Herron (Nancy) of Senatobia; a sister, Maudine Whitten of Senatobia; six grandchildren, Amanda Herron, Aubrey Herron, Austin Herron, Kody Tomlin, Alex Tomlin and Megan Tomlin; and one great grandson, Landon Herron.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Ethel Herron and four brothers, Ernest Herron, Raymond Herron, Bill Herron and Johnny Herron.
Jane King, 79, homemaker, of Chicago, Ill., died July 5, 2012. Funeral services were held at Thyatira Church of Christ Saturday, July 14 at 12 noon. Burial followed at Carter Memorial Cemetery in Senatobia.
She is survived by a daughter, Debra King of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Lincoln King, Jr. of Chicago, Ill., and Carl King of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Annette King and Billy Jo Sumlar, both of Senatobia; five brothers, Marvin Jones of Mattson, Ill., Melvin Jackson, Eric Jackson, Leonard Jackson, and Ray Jackson, all of Senatobia; eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
Louise Hensley Moore
Louise Hensley Moore, 91, passed away July 12, 2012 at the Senatobia Convalescent Center. Services were held Saturday, July 14 at 2:30 p.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial followed in Crockett Cemetery.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband, M.F. Moore and her great grandson, Logan Hart Barker.
She leaves her daughters, Belinda Herdt (Chuck), Jane Moore, Jeannie Moore, all of Senatobia, and Anita Layne (Keith) of Brentwod, Tenn.; her sons, David Moore of Crockett and Ray Moore of Horn Lake; her grandchildren, Angie, Rodney, Chad, Amber, Kyle, and Andrew; as well as six great grandchildren.
Mrs. Moore was a member of the Crockett Church of Christ.
Memorials may be sent to the Crockett Cemetery Fund.
Hattie Mae Perry
Hattie Mae Perry, 82, of Senatobia, Miss., passed away on July 3, 2012 at North Oak Regional Medical Center in Senatobia. She was a homemaker and a member of Shady Grove M.B. Church.
Mrs. Perry was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Perry, Sr.; and by one son, Willie Perry, who was a Senatobia Police Officer.
She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Minnie Mae Hibbler (Bobby) of Senatoia; four sons, Felix Perry, Jr. (Carol) of Memphis, Tenn., Isiah Perry, Lequine Perry, and Devondra Perry (Kenyada) all of Senatobia; one special friend, U. L. Davis; 13 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a host of cousins and friends.
Services were held Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 12 noon at Shady Grove M.B. Church. Minister Carl Davis officiated. Burial followed at Zion Hill Cemetery.
Jeremy Lamar Rodgers
Jeremy Lamar Rodgers, 25, musician, of Charleston, Miss., formerly of Senatobia, died July 6, 2012. Funeral services were held at Antioch #1 Missionary Baptist Church in Senatobia July 14 at 11:00 a.m. Burial followed at West Antioch #1 Cemetery in Senatobia.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Linda Miller and Tony Miller of Horn Lake; grandmother, Narcis Walker of Detroit, Mich.; Walter Simmons of Coldwater; daughter, Frantasia Lanakus Rodgers of Charleston; sister, Barbara Christal of Horn Lake; and brothers, Kedrick Rodgers and Justin Rodgers, both of Memphis, Tenn., Nico Walker of Como, Michael Wright of Senatobia, and Denzel Rodgers of Horn Lake.
Kathryn Houston Sinquefield
Kathryn Houston Sinquefield, 87, passed away July 5, 2012 at her residence in Southaven, Miss. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8 at the Horn Lake Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial followed in Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia.
Mrs. Sinquefield leaves her daughters, Carolyn Barnes, Vivian Shackleford (Bill), Cindy Adams (Ronnie), all of Southaven; her son, Hugh Sinquefield (Brenda) of Hernando; her sister, Dorothy Wade of Sarah; her bother, Jimmy Houston of Summit, Miss.; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice "Reece" Sinquefield.