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Samantha M. Galbavi - Argus Press

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Age 25, of Perry, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Sparrow Health System.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2017, at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Perry Chapel, with Pastor Bubba Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery in Perry. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Subscription Required An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Choose an online service. Current print subscribers Need an account? Create one now.

Frank Laine Jr. - Wilson Post

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Yarbrough; two brothers: Ralph and David Laine. He is survived by his wife, Dimple Manners Laine; three children: Angela Laine, Elizabeth (Tony) Goolsby, Troy Laine; step-children: Tim and Mike Watkins, Sherry (Tony) Eskew; sister, Shirley (Tony) DeMatteo; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Denton and Bro. Mike Shelby officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Active Pallbearers: Nick Locke, Jim Stallings, Tom Arnold Jr., Tiff Arnold, Joe Holbrook, Billy Brown. Honorary Pallbearers: Jeremy Pewitt, Dylan Likens. Visitation Saturday 1 to 7 p.m. and Sunday after 12 p.m. Masonic Service Saturday 6:30 p.m.Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, www.ligonbobo.com.

Mississippi doll collector buried dolls as a child in play funerals - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Vick’s son, W.H. Vick, who developed what's called the 100 cotton seed in 1843, a seed that that helped planters maximize pounds of cotton per acre and was eventually sold commercially.BILLY WATKINS: Tale of the kid who couldn't throwIn 1901, when the nearly 6,000 acres was divided among the four children, Henry Phelps became owner of the family homestead. It’s now in the hands of his grandchildren and a great-grandchild.And while some of the buildings still need to be renovated, others are ready for viewing.Among them: The general store/doll house and its thousands of occupants.The dolls were owned by Dorothy Cole Phelps, mother of Henry III and Carolyn May.“Her father and uncle owned a funeral home,” May explains. “She and her friends used to act like they were having funerals. They would bury dolls and say a prayer over them.“Later on in life, the memory of burying those dolls bothered her. She started collecting them when she was 35. She died in 2011 when she was 99. What you see here are the dolls she collected over the course of 60 years.”They sit side by side on rows of shelves. Others stare out of glass cases that were part of the store. Many look the same. But then there is the Planter’s Peanut Man, smiling at you like an old friend. There, too, are Bozo, Popeye, the Jolly Green Giant and Howdy Doody.One glass counter holds only Barbies. This is the Delta, after all, and society status matters.“Whenever people come in here, they’ll say, ‘Oh, I had a doll just like that one,’ and point,” Phelps says. “It really hits home with women of all ages.”Sprinkled among the dolls are musical instruments: A miniature piano. A snare drum. An accordion. A French horn, trumpet and trombone. A rusty harpsichord.I ask Phelps if he is sure the dolls don’t talk and play music when darkness comes and humans are...

GRAHAM, Alvin Richard | Obituaries | roanoke.com - Roanoke Times - Roanoke Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Horne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017, in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Ed Watkins officiating. Interment and military honors will follow in Den Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, P. O. Box 61, Shawsville, VA  24162#ndn-video-player-3.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }...

Owen, Jeffrey Orlenda - GoDanRiver.com

Monday, March 06, 2017

Church with the Rev. Dr. Herbert Dickerson, eulogist. Interment will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens. Family visitation will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 5 to 7p.m. from Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.fisherandwatkinsfuneralhome.com. Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home is assisting the Owen family.#ndn-video-player-3.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }...

New Hope Baptist Church holds Back in the Day-Black History grand finale - Themississippilink

Monday, March 06, 2017

You have to keep pushing. You have to keep going. Heaven is on the way. You can’t give up,” he said. On that note, he sang “You Can’t Give Up.”Harvey Watkins, of the world renown Canton Spirituals sang “Oh Lord, You’ve Been So Good to Me.” Watkins also shared, “I lost my voice. I went to five doctors and they all told me I wouldn’t talk or sing again. I went to Chicago and saw a doctor who said I had a nerve disorder. I went there every three months to take shots. My granddaughter rubbed the bottle of medicine that the doctor prescribed on my head and she said, ‘in the name of Jesus.’ It’s been three years and God has been good to me,” marveled Watkins.Following the event, program committee coordinator Flonzie Brown-Wright looked back at the various ‘Back in the Day’ events with satisfaction. She remarked, “If your space is no better when you leave it than when you found it, you need to redefine your journey.”New Hope Baptist Church’s Black History Committee included Ava Lloyd, Beatrice Boykin, Daphne Chamberlain-Wilson, Thea Faulkner, Brenda Patterson, Ethel Gavin Brooks, Sandra G. McCall, Elizabeth Myles, Avis Lloyd, Robert Patterson, George Brooks, Obadiah Myles, Timothy Lloyd, Rev. Wendell Paris, and Flonzie Brown-Wright. New Hope Baptist Church’s official bicentennial project was made possible by a grant from the Humanities Council, through the support from the Mississippi Development Authority.For inquiries, contact civil rights activist/coordinator, Flonzie Brown-Wright at flonziebrownwright@att.net or call 937-470-0627. Share this:Like this:LikeLoading...Related...

Obituaries for February 3, 2017 - State Gazette

Monday, February 20, 2017

Fowlkes, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at his residence.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Curry Funeral Home. Kiyure' Keevon Gross, age 16 of Watkins, Colorado, died January 24, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 2:00p.m. at St. John.#3 in Tiptonville, TN. with Overseer Jeffrey Samples officiating. Burial will be held in Citizens Cemetery in Tiptonville, TN. McCreight Funeral Home is in charge - www.mccreightfuneralhome.com.Bettie Sue Leonard, 72, of Tiptonville died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at her residence.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Curry Funeral Home. Marion Matheny, 72, of Dyersburg passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at The Highlands of Dyersburg.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Marvin Rudicel - The Republic

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Danny Rudicel of Scipio and Michael (Cheryl) Tannenbaum of Columbus; sisters, Judy (Bill) Beesley of North Vernon, Sue (Bob) Tempest of Scipio, Onie (Henry Champion) Champion of Scipio and Doris Watkins of Elizabethtown.A funeral service for Mr. Rudicel will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with the Rev. Terry Branum officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Burial will be in the Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Jennings County.Memorials may be made sent through the funeral home to Donor’s Choice.

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Samantha M. Galbavi - Argus Press

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Age 25, of Perry, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Sparrow Health System.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2017, at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Perry Chapel, with Pastor Bubba Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery in Perry. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Subscription Required An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Choose an online service. Current print subscribers Need an account? Create one now.

Frank Laine Jr. - Wilson Post

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Yarbrough; two brothers: Ralph and David Laine. He is survived by his wife, Dimple Manners Laine; three children: Angela Laine, Elizabeth (Tony) Goolsby, Troy Laine; step-children: Tim and Mike Watkins, Sherry (Tony) Eskew; sister, Shirley (Tony) DeMatteo; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Denton and Bro. Mike Shelby officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Active Pallbearers: Nick Locke, Jim Stallings, Tom Arnold Jr., Tiff Arnold, Joe Holbrook, Billy Brown. Honorary Pallbearers: Jeremy Pewitt, Dylan Likens. Visitation Saturday 1 to 7 p.m. and Sunday after 12 p.m. Masonic Service Saturday 6:30 p.m.Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, www.ligonbobo.com.

Mississippi doll collector buried dolls as a child in play funerals - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Vick’s son, W.H. Vick, who developed what's called the 100 cotton seed in 1843, a seed that that helped planters maximize pounds of cotton per acre and was eventually sold commercially.BILLY WATKINS: Tale of the kid who couldn't throwIn 1901, when the nearly 6,000 acres was divided among the four children, Henry Phelps became owner of the family homestead. It’s now in the hands of his grandchildren and a great-grandchild.And while some of the buildings still need to be renovated, others are ready for viewing.Among them: The general store/doll house and its thousands of occupants.The dolls were owned by Dorothy Cole Phelps, mother of Henry III and Carolyn May.“Her father and uncle owned a funeral home,” May explains. “She and her friends used to act like they were having funerals. They would bury dolls and say a prayer over them.“Later on in life, the memory of burying those dolls bothered her. She started collecting them when she was 35. She died in 2011 when she was 99. What you see here are the dolls she collected over the course of 60 years.”They sit side by side on rows of shelves. Others stare out of glass cases that were part of the store. Many look the same. But then there is the Planter’s Peanut Man, smiling at you like an old friend. There, too, are Bozo, Popeye, the Jolly Green Giant and Howdy Doody.One glass counter holds only Barbies. This is the Delta, after all, and society status matters.“Whenever people come in here, they’ll say, ‘Oh, I had a doll just like that one,’ and point,” Phelps says. “It really hits home with women of all ages.”Sprinkled among the dolls are musical instruments: A miniature piano. A snare drum. An accordion. A French horn, trumpet and trombone. A rusty harpsichord.I ask Phelps if he is sure the dolls don’t talk and play music when darkness comes and humans are...

GRAHAM, Alvin Richard | Obituaries | roanoke.com - Roanoke Times - Roanoke Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Horne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017, in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Ed Watkins officiating. Interment and military honors will follow in Den Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, P. O. Box 61, Shawsville, VA  24162#ndn-video-player-3.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }...

Owen, Jeffrey Orlenda - GoDanRiver.com

Monday, March 06, 2017

Church with the Rev. Dr. Herbert Dickerson, eulogist. Interment will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens. Family visitation will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 5 to 7p.m. from Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.fisherandwatkinsfuneralhome.com. Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home is assisting the Owen family.#ndn-video-player-3.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }...

New Hope Baptist Church holds Back in the Day-Black History grand finale - Themississippilink

Monday, March 06, 2017

You have to keep pushing. You have to keep going. Heaven is on the way. You can’t give up,” he said. On that note, he sang “You Can’t Give Up.”Harvey Watkins, of the world renown Canton Spirituals sang “Oh Lord, You’ve Been So Good to Me.” Watkins also shared, “I lost my voice. I went to five doctors and they all told me I wouldn’t talk or sing again. I went to Chicago and saw a doctor who said I had a nerve disorder. I went there every three months to take shots. My granddaughter rubbed the bottle of medicine that the doctor prescribed on my head and she said, ‘in the name of Jesus.’ It’s been three years and God has been good to me,” marveled Watkins.Following the event, program committee coordinator Flonzie Brown-Wright looked back at the various ‘Back in the Day’ events with satisfaction. She remarked, “If your space is no better when you leave it than when you found it, you need to redefine your journey.”New Hope Baptist Church’s Black History Committee included Ava Lloyd, Beatrice Boykin, Daphne Chamberlain-Wilson, Thea Faulkner, Brenda Patterson, Ethel Gavin Brooks, Sandra G. McCall, Elizabeth Myles, Avis Lloyd, Robert Patterson, George Brooks, Obadiah Myles, Timothy Lloyd, Rev. Wendell Paris, and Flonzie Brown-Wright. New Hope Baptist Church’s official bicentennial project was made possible by a grant from the Humanities Council, through the support from the Mississippi Development Authority.For inquiries, contact civil rights activist/coordinator, Flonzie Brown-Wright at flonziebrownwright@att.net or call 937-470-0627. Share this:Like this:LikeLoading...Related...

Obituaries for February 3, 2017 - State Gazette

Monday, February 20, 2017

Fowlkes, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at his residence.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Curry Funeral Home. Kiyure' Keevon Gross, age 16 of Watkins, Colorado, died January 24, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 2:00p.m. at St. John.#3 in Tiptonville, TN. with Overseer Jeffrey Samples officiating. Burial will be held in Citizens Cemetery in Tiptonville, TN. McCreight Funeral Home is in charge - www.mccreightfuneralhome.com.Bettie Sue Leonard, 72, of Tiptonville died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at her residence.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Curry Funeral Home. Marion Matheny, 72, of Dyersburg passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at The Highlands of Dyersburg.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Marvin Rudicel - The Republic

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Danny Rudicel of Scipio and Michael (Cheryl) Tannenbaum of Columbus; sisters, Judy (Bill) Beesley of North Vernon, Sue (Bob) Tempest of Scipio, Onie (Henry Champion) Champion of Scipio and Doris Watkins of Elizabethtown.A funeral service for Mr. Rudicel will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with the Rev. Terry Branum officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Burial will be in the Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Jennings County.Memorials may be made sent through the funeral home to Donor’s Choice.