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Mrs. Betty Jean Ward Clark

Charleston, MS.

Mrs. Betty Jean Ward Clark, age 86, passed away on Wednesday July 13, 2016 at Brookdale Sr. Living Facility in Oxford, MS where she was a resident. Family will receive friends for visitation Saturday, July 16,2016 at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Charleston Cemetery.

Mrs. Clark was a life long resident of Charleston, MS. She was a retired employee of Tallahatchie General Hospital.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and bird watching. Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her husband, Buford Clark; her son Steve Clark; her mother, Ruth Devaney Ward; two sisters, Dot Russell and Maxine Trusty; one brother, Buddy Ward.

Mrs. Clark is survived by her daughter, Beverly Trout and her husband Tom Roy; four grandsons, Troy, Atkins, Clark (Brenna) and Mac (Mallory); six great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Kyd Tubbs Clark and two granddaughters, Geani (Cody) and Hallie Clark  (Lacy); one sister, Nancy Ward Brown; several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Brookdale of Oxford, 100 Azalea Drive, Oxford, MS 38655.

Pall Bearers are Tom Roy Trout, Troy Trout, Clark Trout, Mac Trout, Russ Brown and Cody Dalrymple.

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"Mac" Arthur Smith

Cascilla, MS

Mr. "Mac" Arthur Smith, age 74, passed away July 11, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN.  The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 15, 2016 followed by the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at Cascilla Baptist Church in Cascilla, MS. Interment will be in New Smith Cemetery, Cascilla, MS.

He was a retired factory worker for Randall Tex-tron, a member of Cascilla Baptist Church and a member of the Cascilla Fire Department.

Mr. Smith is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Shirley Ann Smith; a son Glen "Bugga" (Teresa) Smith; a brother Willard (Betty) Smith, all of Cascilla, MS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Mary Louise Smith; his daughter, Tracy Lynn Smith;  a brother Lennis Glen Smith.


Memorial contributions may be made to Cascilla Baptist Church.

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Mr. Anthony Collins "Tony" Allison


Mr. Anthony "Tony" Collins Allison Sr., age 76, passed away June 26, 2016 in Charleston, MS. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Friday July 1, 2016 followed by the Memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at Tippo United Methodist Church in Tippo, MS.

Tony was born June 5, 1940 to Mose John and Maxine Collins Allison. He married Berry Ann Ray from Philipp in August 1958.

When his dad, Mose, Sr. had a stroke in the fall of 1958, Tony promised him that he would complete a bachelor's degree.  He graduated with honors from Mississippi State University in January 1962 then returned home to the community he loved.  From that point he served his community in many different ways.

Tony loved the Tippo United Methodist Church, joining as a young boy in 1949 he began leading the singing about the age of 10.  He remained a faithful member his entire life.  He served as Administrative Chairperson, Sunday School Superintendent, teacher, song leader, lay speaker and youth group leader.  He served on the Strider Academy Board of Directors, and was the Voice of the Strider Academy Ram football team.  A Tippo Little League Baseball Group was established and coached by him.  He served as President of the Tallahatchie Chapter of Mississippi State Alumni Association.

After 26 years of farming, he accepted a position with U. S. Department of Agriculture retiring after 20 years of service in 2007.

Tony was a devoted husband and father.He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Berry Ann. Also surviving him are his two daughters; Ann Trevor (Eddie) Tanous of Lexington, KY,Adria A. (Juan) Matos of New York City, one son, Anthony C. (Tracy) Allison, Jr. of Austin, TX. There are three granddaughters; Chelsea and Emily Tanous, Ashley Allison, five grandsons; David Tanous, Troy and Matthew Allred, Collins and Mose Allison.  He is also survived by his brother Mose (Audre) Allison and sister Joy (Paul,deceased) Amann as well as nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Mose and Maxine Allison.

The family requests memorials to the Tippo United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 153, Tippo, MS 38962.

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Opal Mae Hodges

Mrs. Opal Mae Hodges age 75, passed away June 23, 2016, in Grenada, MS.   The family will receive friends at Friendship East Baptist Church,  Saturday June 25 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. with service beginning at 3:00 p.m.  Interment will follow the service in the Friendship East Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Hodges was a member of Paul Baptist Church and  retired from Mississippi Vocational Rehab.

She is survived by her husband, Allen Earl Hodges, Kilmichael, MS; two daughters, Debbie (Steve) Pressgrove, Cascilla, MS, Amy (Chris) Getchel, Scobey, MS; two sons, Allen (Cassondra) Raney, Charleston, MS,  Jason (Becky) Raney, Scobey, MS; one sister Dora Fly, Charleston, MS; and nine grandchildren.

Mrs. Hodges was preceded in death by her first husband, Phil Raney, her parents Vernon and Annie Mae Mounce, three brothers V. P. Mounce, Joe F. Goodson and Paul Mounce.

Family requests memorial contributions be made to Camp Lakeside, Scobey, MS.

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Frank Newton

Charleston, MS

Mr. Frank Newton, age 87, passed away at his home May 28, 2016. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, Enid MS with the service at 11:00 a.m., interment will follow in Bethel  Cemetery.

Frank, a retired farmer was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Enid MS, a Korean War Veteran, and  past Treasurer of North Tallahatchie Water Association. Frank was Salutatorian of Enid High School Class of 1947.

He is survived by his step-daughter Sandra Cobb, of Arlington, TX, step-son Jim (Barrie) Cobb, St. Petersburg, FL, a step-granddaughter Corrina Cobb Hayes, Arlington, TX and a nephew Robert Lee Newton, Enid, MS.

Mr. Newton was preceded in death by his wife Ruby Newton, his parents Grover and Minnie Newton, his brother J. D. Newton and a step grandson Jim Bob Cobb.

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