Sarepta Quilt Obituaries

The Monitor-Herald, - April 16, 1953


Mrs. Sarah Ann Bond, age 76, widow of the lamented Nelson Bond, died at her home at Sarepta at 3:30 P.M., on Saturday, April 11th. Mrs. Bond was a Christian woman- a member of the Baptist church and a loyal worker in Christian activities. She was a woman of fine character and had lived usefully and to the benefit of mankind.

    Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30, from the Sarepta Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Cooper Hartley, assisted by Rev. E.A. Bailey, followed by interment in the Sarepta cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home had charge of funeral arrangements. Pallbearers were Arthur Wilkins, O.D. Bond, T.S. Jenkins, Clint Bond, Ernest, Bond and John Henry Bond.

    She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. S.A. Houpt, of Sarepta, and Mrs. Lewis Grist, of Bruce; by two brothers, Jim Barnes, Sarepta, and Rafe Barnes, Bruce; by two sisters, Mrs. Abbie Wilkins and Mrs. Kate Jenkins, Both of Bruce; by two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Monitor-Herald, - Nov. 20, 1958

Good Citizen Claimed by Death- Mrs. Lula Mary Cox Dies At Sarepta Saturday, Nov. 15- Burial Held At Sarepta.

  Mrs. Lula Mary Cox, age 97, a native of Calhoun County, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Noonie Phillips, at Sarepta, where she had lived for some 40 years, on Saturday, November 15, following a lengthy illness. Among the oldest living people in Calhoun, she was the widow of a Confederate veteran, who passed away many years ago.

  Mrs. Cox was well known over the county. She was a member of the Methodist Church, which she joined in early life. Her parents moved to Mississippi from Virginia, prior to her birth, which took place on Sept. 11, 1861.

  She was the widow of the lamented George W. Cox, who passed away in 1919.

  She was a woman of firm convictions and believed in right, truth and honesty. She practiced her convictions and belief during her long life, and was an honored and respected person who had the good will and appreciation of her neighbors and friends.

  She was a loyal and devoted wife and mother, and was active in the affairs of her community as long as her health permitted.

  Funeral services for Mrs. Cox were held from Sarepta Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, Nov. 16, at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Buford Roane, assisted by Rev. Buford Usry, with interment in Sarepta cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home directed the rites. Pallbearers were Howard Cain, Thomas Freeman, Ray Freeman, Howard Pointer, Hugh Phillips and Emmett James.

  Surviving Mrs. Cox is her daughter, Mrs. Lula B. Phillips, where she made her home, Sarepta; a son, R.C. Cowsert, of Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

    ** One of two families that are represented by three generations on the quilt. Mrs. Lula Cox was the mother of Mrs. Noonie Phillips and the grandmother of Mrs. Nina Freeman.

The Monitor-Herald, - March 22, 1956

Mrs. Emma Harris Victim of Death- Former Citizen of Calhoun Died on Saturday, March 17- Burial at Sarepta

 Mrs. Emma Harris, age 73, who resided at 634 Goodman St., Memphis, Tenn., but who lived many years of her life in and around Sarepta, in this county, died at John Gaston Hospital, Memphis, on Saturday, March 17.

 Mrs. Harris was a native of Lafayette County, but her father, the lamented Milton Graham, was born in Calhoun. Her mother, the late Mrs. Loney Dickson Graham, was a native of Lafayette County. She was a member of the Methodist Church and held her membership at Grenada, Miss. A woman of fine character, and one who had a wide circle of friends in this section, she was love and appreciated because of her Christian character, her fine friendship, and her devotion to her family, relatives, neighbors and friends.

 Mrs. Harris was the widow of the lamented Mr. Will Harris, a former well known citizen of this county.

 Funeral services for Mrs. Harris were held from the Sarepta Baptist Church at 2:00 o'clock Monday afternoon, March 19, conducted by Rev. L.F. Haire, assisted by Rev. James Buskirk, Rev. Floyd Brasher and Rev. Buford Roane, followed by interment in the cemetery at Sarepta. Pryor Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Pallbearers were as follows: Bill J. Logan, James A. Riley, James Goodson, Less Weeks, Esta Barbee and Wayne Hipp. Honorary pallbearers were John D. Martin, Winfred Harrelson, Junior Lee, R.L. Goodson, Jimmy Ramage, Harley Ramage, Versie Ramage, William Streeter, Raybon Zinn, Bedford Zinn, Arthur Vines, Jimmie Martin, Jimmie Walker, Van Powell and Howard Yancy.

 She is survived by a son, Mr. Willie Harris, of Memphis; by a sister, Mrs. Beauna Hipp of Tula, Miss.; and by a grandson, Willie Joe Harris, of Memphis.

The Monitor-Herald,- Thursday, September 16, 1954

Mrs. Emma Helms Is Victim of Death- Long-Time Citizen Dies at Bruce Hospital on Monday Morning.

     Mrs. Emma Freeman Helms, 85, of Sarepta, died at the Calhoun County Hospital at Bruce, on Monday, September 13, following a short illness.

     Mrs. Helms was born in Pontotoc County in 1869, daughter of Bailey Freeman and Anne Wilson Freeman. She was married to the late L.R. Helms, former merchant, postmaster at Sarepta and a leading citizen of Calhoun. A member of the Presbyterian church, she was a Christian woman and a leader in church, school, and civic affairs.

     Mrs. Helms was a product of a generation that underwent many hardships and privations. She was also an aristocrat of the old pioneer stock and was conventional to a degree that is hard to understand by the younger people of today. She had lived at Sarepta the past 58 years, where she was of much worth to the community and was active in all phases of its progress.

     Funeral services were held from Sarepta Baptist Church on Thursday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. James Henry, assisted by Rev. Earl Wells, followed by interment in Sarepta cemetery. James E. Cook Funeral Home, of Bruce, had charge of funeral arrangements.

     Surviving Mrs. Helms are two sons, J.C. Helms, of Memphis, and Walter Helms, of Oxford; and three daughters, Mrs. Mary Duke, of Memphis, Mrs. Nina Jones, of Pontotoc, and Miss Lera Helms, of Washington, D.C.

 The Calhoun County Journal, Bruce, MS, - July 21, 1988

  Cora Edna Huckaby, 88, of Randolph, died Monday, July 18, 1988, at Grenada Lake Medical Center. A homemaker and member of Shady Grove Methodist Church, she was born February 27, 1900, the daughter of John Huckaby and Effie Hipp Huckaby.

  Services were Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lynn Fair and Rev. D.C. Hartley officiating. Burial was in Sarepta Cemetery. Pallbearers were grand nephews.

  Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Information from an e-mail from Audrey E. H. Kennedy:  My mother taught school with a Miss Huckaby.
Mother said she taught with Edna Huckaby at Benwood school in Yalobusha Co, just across the Calhoun Co line. A one room school. They roomed at the home of Byron F. Wilson and his wife, Vester Melton Wilson. Slept in the same bed. Mother said she was short, rather heavy set, had long black hair which she braided and hung over the edge of the bed. Mother said she had a brother named Doyle.

The Calhoun County Journal, Bruce, MS, - July 23, 1959

Mrs. Effie Huckaby Dies At Sarepta
  Mrs. Effie Hipp Huckaby, 81, died at her home in the Sarepta section last Friday. Services were held at Sarepta Baptist Church Sat. with Rev. Paul Young and Rev. E.A. Bailey officiating. Interment followed in the Sarepta cemetery with Cook Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

  Mrs. Huckaby was born in Texas but had lived in the Sarepta section for over 50 years. She was a member of the Methodist church. Her husband died a number of years ago.

  She leaves one son, W.D. Huckaby, Sarepta; two daughters, Mrs. Sidney Cooper and Miss Etta [sic] Huckaby, Sarepta; a brother, Leslie Hipp, Oxford; a half-brother, Eula Hipp, Oxford; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Garrett, Oxford; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The Calhoun County Journal, - February 2, 1967

Mrs. Carrie Phillips Dies At Oxford Thursday

 Mrs. Carrie Phillips, 79, of Sarepta died in the Lafayette County Hospital last Thursday after a long illness. A widow of Billy Phillips who died in 1928, she had operated the farm since his death.

 A daughter of Martin Steele and Fannie Schuttleworth Steele, she was born in Lafayette County Feb. 26, 1887. She was a Presbyterian.

 Funeral services were at Sarepta Baptist Church at 1 Sat., with Rev. Edward Peeples and Rev. J.M. McMillan officiating. Burial was in Sarepta cemetery with Pryor Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 Pallbearers were James Miller, Clell Miller, Morris Barbee, Carnish Barbee, Lewis Hipp and Leslie Stewart.

 Mrs. Phillip leaves a number of nieces and nephews.

 The Monitor Herald, - March 14, 1957

Good Citizen Dies At Sarepta- Mrs. Mattie Leachman Yancy Died Sunday- Services At Sarepta Baptist Church-

 Mrs. Mattie Pearl Leachman Yancy, age 76, passed away at her home in the Sarepta community on Sunday, March 10, 1957.

 Funeral services were held from Sarepta Baptist Church, of which she was a member, on Monday afternoon, March 11, at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. James Henry, assisted by Revs. Buford Roane and A.F. Brasher, with interment in Sarepta cemetery. Pallbearers were C.W. Yancy, E.H. Yancy, S.T. Webb, Morris Edwards, Marvin Murphree and Jesse L. Yancy, Jr. Pryor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 Mrs. Yancy was born at Sarepta June 9, 1880. She was the daughter of Green Leachman and Julia Helms Leachman. She lived her entire life in the Sarepta community. She married R.A. Yancy, who survives her, 56 years ago. A member of the Missionary Baptist Church and a devout Christian, she was also interested in the civic and moral life of her community and was active in many phases of community undertakings. She was a loyal and devoted wife and mother and was a friend worth having.

 Reared, educated and married in historic Sarepta- one of the county’s oldest communities- she lived a life of usefulness throughout the many years as a resident of that community. Her many relatives and friends were grieved at her death, but are consoled by the knowledge that she lived a life of service to her fellowman, and was faithful to her trust as a wife, a mother, a neighbor and as a follower of the Saviour.

 She is survived by her husband; by a son, R.E. Yancy, of Sarepta; by three sisters, Mrs. Anna Taylor, of Bruce, Mrs. George Logan, of Pittsboro, and Mrs. John W. Simms, of Memphis, Tenn.; by one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

The Calhoun County Journal, Bruce, MS, - May 24, 1990


 Juanice B. Edwards, 78, of Bruce, died Sunday, May 20, 1990 at Baptist Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A retired school teacher and store owner, she was born October 22, 1911, the daughter of B.T. Brantley and Viola Davis Brantley.

  Funeral service was Monday at 2 p.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Brooks Turner and Bro. W.R. Harrelson officiating. Burial was in Stewart Cemetery.

  Pallbearers were Carl Baker, William O. Hurst, Edmond Hellums, Paul Lowe, Mike Burt and Jim Carpenter.

  Survivors include one son, David Earl Edwards, Bruce; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

  She was the widow of the late Grafton M. Edwards.

 Calhoun County Journal, Bruce, MS, - Nov. 11, 1999

Johnnie Powell

  Johnnie Hipp Powell, 90, of Memphis, Tn., formerly of Calhoun County, died November 2, 1999 at her home after a stroke.

  Services were held in Memphis November 4, 1999. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. She was a Baptist. She was the widow of Van K. Powell, a native of Calhoun County.

  She is survived by one son, Clint D. Powell, and a daughter-in-law, Mary Sue Cain Powell, who cared for her, Memphis, and a sister, Doyle Crowson, Batesville; two grandsons, Clint Powell, Jr. and Sam Powell, both of Memphis; four great grandsons, Scott Powell, John Powell, David Powell and Jason Powell, all of Memphis.

  She was born September 10, 1909, in the Shady Grove Community, the daughter of William P. Hipp and Maude Ragland Hipp. She lived a good part of her life in Sarepta.

The Calhoun County Journal, Bruce, MS - January 9, 1975

Cooper Service Held Sunday

  Mrs. Carrie Huckaby Cooper, 76 of Rte. 1, Banner, died in the Oxford Hospital Friday, Jan. 3, 1975. Born in Lafayette County April 16, 1893, she was a daughter of John Huckaby and Effie Hipp Huckaby. She was the widow of the late Sidney L. Cooper who died in March of 1974.

  Mrs. Cooper was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church.

  Funeral services were held at Antony Funeral Home Chapel at 2 Sunday with Rev. Jim Lovelace officiating. Burial was in Sarepta Cemetery with Antony Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

  Pallbearers were James Huckaby, Hubert Glenn, Howard Edwards, Frank Garner, Buck Naramore, and Kenneth Cain.

  Mrs. Cooper leaves a daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Howell of Banner; a sister, Miss Edna Huckaby, Sarepta; 3 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The Calhoun County Journal, Bruce, MS - January 15, 1959

Mrs. Collums Dies At Sarepta Thurs.

Mrs. Julia Patterson Collums died very unexpectedly at her residence at Sarepta last Thursday.  Although in failing health, her condition wasn't thought to be serious.  She was 78.

Services were held at Robbs Methodist Church Friday.  Rev. Buford Roane, Rev. Cooper Hartley and Rev. Day officiated.  Interment followed in the church cemetery with Cook Funeral Home in charge of arrangement.  Pallbearers were C.R. Dickson, J.H. Howell, J.C. Helms. Hubert Glenn, Dever Helms, W. M. Freeman, J.Q. Anderson and Emmett Nolon.

Mrs. Collums was one of the most highly esteemed ladies of the county.  A member of the Baptist church she loved her church and its work.  When able she was always in attendance.  A widow of the late Walter Collums, they reared a fine family of boys.

Mrs. Collums was born in Calhoun County October 12, 1880.  She was the daughter of the late D. R. Patterson and Jamie Taylor Patterson.

Mrs. Collums leaves three sons, D.L. Collums and D.R. Collums, Tupelo, and Jimmie Collums, Sarepta; five brothers, W.A. Patterson, Houlka, D.R. Patterson, Jackson, J.L. Patterson, Rome, Geo., W. Patterson, Austin , Texas and Charles Patterson, Sarepta; four sisters, Miss Jamie Sue Patterson, Mrs. W. R. Marion and Mrs. J. M. Hood, Houlka, and Mrs. Grady Cook, Pontotoc.

The Calhoun County Journal, - May 16, 1974

Mrs. Zinn Dies May 7 In Oxford

Mrs. Georgia Dickson Zinn, 83, died at Graceland Convalescent Center, Oxford, at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, 1974. She was the widow of the late Earl Zinn who died September 25, 1959.

A daughter of the late Ben Dickson and Betty Davis Dickson, she was born August 9, 1890 in Calhoun County. She was a member of the Sarepta Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel at 4:00 Wednesday with Rev. George Muse officiating. Burial was in Bruce Cemetery with Pryor Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Bill Lyles, Brooks McPhail, John H. 'Big' Hardin, Billy Keith Burnham, Victor Baker, Dr. Cliff Bailey.

Mrs. Zinn leaves two sons, Raybon Zinn, Bruce and Bedford Zinn, Oxford; three brothers, C.R. Dickson, Sarepta, Joe Dickson, Garland, Tex., & Dewey Dickson, Grenada; three grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

The Monitor Herald, - June 27, 1940

Sarepta Community News

(Intended for last week)
    Miss Flora Phillips, age 60, died at Houston Hospital Wednesday of last week.  Interment was made at Sarepta Cemetery Thursday, with Bros. Bullard and Hartley conducting the services. A funeral home at Houston had charge of arrangements.  Many who read this will remember going to school to Miss Flora, for she taught school about twenty years.  She leaves a nephew, Mr. Will Phillips, and several cousins.  The bereaved have our sympathy.

    Mrs. Chambers, of Selma, Ala., is spending a few days with her father, Mr. Will Phillips, after having been called here on account of the death of Miss Flora Phillips.

The Monitor Herald, - December 27, 1984

Ms. Jessie A. Young

     Ms. Jessie A. Young, 75, died Monday, Dec. 10, 1984, at Pontotoc Community Hospital.

    She was born and lived most of her life at Sarepta.  She was a member of the Springhill Methodist Church.

    Services were held Dec. 11 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc.  Rev. Tom Sheffield officiated.  Burial was in the Sarepta Cemetery.

The Journal, Bruce, MS - September 6, 1984

Mrs. Tindall

  Mary Clara Tindall, 92, of Bruce, died Thursday, August 30, 1984 at Oxford-Lafayette County Hospital in Oxford.  A homemaker, she was born September 1, 1891, the daughter of William Elbert Murphree and Sally McKinzie Murphree.

    Services were Friday at 10 a.m. at Anthony-Parker Chapel with Rev. Phillip Caples and Rev. Robert Earl Alexander officiating.  Burial was in Rocky Mount Cemetery.

    Pallbearers were Jimmy Allred, Jerry Stroup, John Tindall, Johnnie Allen Tindall, Harold Patterson and Harold Patterson Jr.

    Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Betty Keen, Bruce; one brother, John William Murphree, Bruce; two grandsons, one grand-daughter-in-law, and three great grandchildren.  She was the widow of the late Albert Allen Tindall.

The Monitor Herald, -November 6, 1986

Mrs. Irene Harris

   Mrs. Irene Ramage Harris, 85, died Oct. 27, 1986 at Heritage Inn Nursing Home in Collierville, Tenn., where she was a resident.

    She was the widow of Willie Harris and a member of Colonial Baptist Church.

    She leaves one son, Willie Joe Harris of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Ila Walker of Oxford and Mrs. Berthal Streeter of Memphis; two brothers, Versie Ramage and Harley Ramage both of Derma; one grandson.

The Calhoun County Journal, Bruce, MS - June 21, 1962

Mrs. Guy Taylor Dies Friday At Her Home, Batesville

    Mrs. Josie Polk Taylor, 64, died at her home at Batesville, Friday morniing at 8 o'clock.  She was the wife of the late Guy Taylor who died about six weeks ago.  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Enon Baptist Church with interment in Batesville cemetery.

    The Taylors lived in Bruce before moving to Batesville.  She was a Baptist.

    She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. C. M. White, Batesville,  Mrs. Lila Myrle Sims, Birmingham; 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edith Johnson, Memphis and Mrs. Myrtle Ransom of Oxford; 1 brother, Mack Polk of Tupelo.

The Journal, Bruce, MS - March 4, 1982

News From Shady Grove By Mrs. Woodrow Howell

Sympathy to those who have lost loved ones.  Mrs. Noonie Phillips passed away Sunday.  She will be greatly missed in her church and community.  Sympathy to Nina and the rest of her family, and her brother, Mr. Cleavland [sic] Cowsert.

The Journal, Bruce, MS - March 11, 1982

Mrs. Phillips

    Lula Bell Cowsert Phillips, 88, of Sarepta, died Sunday, February 28, 1982 at Grenada County Hospital in Grenada.  She was the widow of Mr. Virgil Phillips who died in 1956.  A member of Sarepta Baptist Church, she was born October 21, 1893, the daughter of James Cowsert and Lula Hill Cowsert.

    Funeral services were Tuesday, March 2 at 11:00 at Sarepta Baptist Church with Rev. Mamon Morris and Rev. Jimmy McMillen officiating.  Burial was in Old Antioch Cemetery [sic: Lafayette County] with Pryor-Wilson Funeral Home in charge.

    Pallbearers were Walter Hellums, Charlie Chrestman, Junior McGregor, Gary Paul Newman, Eugene Newman, Charlie Yancy.
    Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Nina Freeman, Grenada; one brother, Cleveland Cowsert, Bruce; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The Journal, Bruce, MS - February 28, 1974

Shady Grove -- Mrs. Woodrow Howell

   Mr. and Mrs. Dude Cain and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Glenn attended the funeral of Mrs. Ruby Phillips Melton at Elam cemetery Friday.  Sympathy to her family and loved ones and to all others who have lost loved ones.

The Coffeeville Courier, Coffeeville, MS - February 28, 1974

Mrs. Ruby Melton Buried At Elam

Mrs. Ruby Phillips Melton, widow of Curtis Melton, died Thursday, February 21, at the North Mississippi Retirement Home in Grenada, after a long illness. She was 62. Her husband died last month, January 7.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home in Grenada. Burial was in Elam Cemetery.

She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ronald Bennett of Duck Hill; her mother, Mrs. Lula Phillips of Sarepta, and a sister, Mrs. Nina Freeman of Grenada.

The Journal, Bruce, MS - March 31, 1960

Cooper Rites Held Monday

    Mrs. Grace Phillips Cooper died unexpectedly at her home in the Sarepta section last Friday night.  She was 68.  Born in Lafayette County, she had lived near Sarepta for 50 years or more.  She was very active in church and community affairs.

    Services were held at the Sarepta Cemetery Monday morning with the Rev. Floyd Brasher and the Rev. L. F. Haire officiating.  Pryor Funeral Home was in charge.  Pallbearers were L. L. Hellums,  W. W. Hellums,  C.W. Yancy, Carnes Dickson, Melvin Freeman, H.A. Newman.

    Mrs. Cooper leaves her husband, Sim Cooper, Sarepta; a son, Walter Glenn Coper {sic} Durham, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Maude P. James, Edenburg, Texas; a brother, W. J. Phillips, Pontotoc; and 2 grandchildren.

Mrs. Lala Yancy at the 2002 Sarepta Homecoming displaying the square with her name embroidered in it.

Mrs. Lala Yancy at the 2002 Sarepta Homecoming

Mrs. Lala Grace Edwards Yancy was born Nov. 17th, 1906 at Sarepta in Calhoun County, MS, the daughter of Emma Cassandra Yancy and Fletcher Edwards.

She was married to Rufus Elzey Yancy, who died in 1972. The had one daughter, Brenda {Mrs. Bobby D. Winter}.

Ms. Lala has one grandchild, Jan Easley and two great-grandchildren; John Easley, currently a student at MSU in Starkville and Patrick Easley who resides in Madison, MS.

Ms. Lala has taught Sunday School in the Sarepta Baptist Church for a number of years and is presently the assistant Sunday School teacher at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

On November 17th, Ms. Lala will be 96 years young.

Mrs. Ruby Cooper Howell displays the block with her name that was embroidered when she was 12 years old. Mrs. Ruby Cooper Howell displays the block with her name on it.
Mrs. Howell was fourteen when the quilt was made. She remembers Miss Clarke teaching the teenagers at the Presbyterian Church. She said that Miss Clarke had a "projecting voice". Church services were a very social occasion and everyone in the community would attend each denominations service.

She represents one of the two families that have three generations on the quilt.  Ms. Ruby is the daughter of Mrs. Carrie Huckaby {Mrs. Sidney} Cooper and the granddaughter of Mrs. {Effie} Huckaby. Her aunt, Edna Huckaby also has a square on the quilt.

Mrs. Howell is the widow of Woodrow Howell and they are the parents of Billy and Bobby Howell and June Howell Davidson. 

Through land records, her property at Sarepta can be traced back to the original land purchase in 1836 when the U.S. Government sold the land to Jas. R. Callaway. On March 10, 1855, the land became the property of George Cooper, then R. B. Cooper, then John Cooper, her grandfather.  Her Huckaby relatives bought the "land next door" in 1909. 

The Oxford Eagle, Oxford, MS - March 25, 1986

Buck Zinn dies

Raybon Zinn, 70, died March 24 at the Baptist Central Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Oxford-Thomas Funeral Home chapel with Rev. E. Allen Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Zinn, Oxford; a son, Bennett E. Zinn, Oxford; a brother, B. W. "Buck" Zinn, Oxford; two grandchildren, Bennett E. Zinn Jr. and Michael E. Zinn.

Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN - July 25, 1984

Mrs. Frances W. Rea

Mrs. Frances W. Rea, 93, of 364 Mineral Road, retired teacher, died at 6:30 a.m. yesterday at St. Francis Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Memory Hill Gardens.

She was a member of Eastland Presbyterian Church. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Everett Kook, with whom she lived, Mrs. Sarah Wilson of Hernando, Miss., and Mrs. Jean Williams of Norris, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. L. J. Phillips of Jackson, Tenn; a grandson, and three granddaughters.

Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, MS - August 28, 1999

Nina Phillips Freeman - retired supervisor

GRENADA - Nina Phillips Freeman, 85, a retired supervisor , died of heart failure Thursday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Services are 2 p.m. today at Garner-Harper Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Freeman was a member of First Baptist Church of Grenada. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and American Association of Retired Persons. She was Mother of the Year 1965.

She was the widow of H.C. Freeman.

Survivors include: son, Ray Freeman of Grenada; and four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Order of the Eastern Star, c/o Eloise Camp, 150 Doak St., Grenada MS 28901.

Obit not found

Information from Audrey H. Kennedy:  Viola Victory Davis, daughter of James Abasolem Davis and Mary Ellen Cobb. She was born 17 December 1881, Banner and died 4 October 1955 Sarepta. She was married to Barzillai Thomas Brantley on 18 November 1908, Banner, Calhoun Co MS.

Information from Martha Lackey: I noticed in the Serepta cemetery the headstone for Viola Brantley only listed the years of birth and death.   She was born December 17, 1881 and died October 4, 1955.  She was the daughter of Martha Ellen Cobb and James Absolem Davis and was married in their home on November 18, 1908.

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