Sunday, July 26, 2015

9 July 2015 Obits

Charles Houston Dillard
Clarke County Tribune
Charles Houston Dillard, 85, of Collins, MS, passed away on July 5, 2015, at V. A. Nursing Center in Collins.
    He was born on January 4, 1930, to Thomas and Mary (Moore) Dillard in Stonewall, MS.
    He was an Army veteran that served during the Korean Conflict. He was retired Millright from Georgia-Pacific Corporation.
    Charles is survived by his sons, Charles W. Dillard and Mark Steven (Susan) Dillard; two grandchildren, Keri E. Dillard and Cary (Candi) Cox, III; three great grandchildren, Brooklyn Cox, Weston Cox, and Kinsey Cox; brother, Tommy Varnell (Charlotte) Dillard; and special friend, Mary Breland.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Nathaniel and Mary Myrtis Dillard; brothers, J. T. Dillard and Bobby Dillard, and sister, Hazel Juanita Covington.
    Visitation was held Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 pm at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman, MS.
    Graveside services were held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 2:00 p.m. at the Stonewall Cemetery, with Rev. Dennis Coats officiating.
    Pallbearers were Terry Hamrick, Ronnie Herrington, Jody Covington, Mark Dillard, Cary Cox and Billy Rascoe.

Willie Marie Singleton
Clarke County Tribune
Services for Willie Marie Singleton will be held Thursday, July 9, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home with Jamie Baker and Ron Cooper officiating. Interment to follow at Oddfellow Cemetery in Quitman, MS.
     Mrs. Singleton, 96, of Meridian, MS, passed into eternity Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Grandview Church of Christ in Meridian, MS. In the past, she enjoyed teaching Bible class to children. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking canning and being a hospitable homemaker. As a Christian woman, her children were very blessed, her grandchildren adored her as their loving "Nanny." Her home was always open to extended family, friends, neighbors and traveling evangelists.
     She was born in Possum Trot, Arkansas (near Malvern). After high school at Noxubee County Agricultural High School in Mashulaville, MS, she completed Florence Beauty College in Meridian, MS, where she became a cosmetologist. She also worked at Dick Adam's Drug Store in DeKalb, MS.
     She was a 50 year resident of Basic City, MS in Clarke County. Other residences in Mississippi were Marion and Briarwood. She lived at North Pointe Health and Rehabilitation for the last year.
     She is survived by her children, William "Bill" Fletcher Singleton, Jr., Gloria Sue Young (Jim), Sandy Ray Singleton, and Mona Ruth Alexander (Billy Glen); grandchildren, Natalie Marshall (Steve), Brad Young, Kim Greene (Bill), Gloria Mayatt (Scottie) and Holly Hurst (Gene); great-grandchildren, Trevor and Rhett Marshall, Anna Kathryn Young, J.T. and Jeremy Greene, Payton, Caden and Brody Mayatt, Will Parker and Eli Hurst; sister, Pat Daugherty and sister-in-law Christine Patton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by William "Bill" Fletcher Singleton, Sr., her beloved husband of 67 years; parents, J.J. and Buena Vista Patton, and step-mother, Mabel Patton; brothers, James, Bennis Lee "Bo Bo" and Buel Patton; and sisters, Mildred Fleming and Gloria Dee Patton.
     Pallbearers will be Brad Young, Scottie Mayatt, Gene Hurst, Bill Greene, Dan Daugherty, Daryl Daugherty, Mose Fleming, and Rusty Fleming.
     Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
     The family would like to thank Dr. Doug Phillips and North Police Health and Rehabilitation for their care during her illness. Especially Nurse Rhonda Wilkinson.
     Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

Lula Belle Jenkins Williams
Clarke County Tribune
Funeral services for Ms. Lula Belle Jenkins Williams, age 60, of Stonewall, MS, were held Thursday, July 2, 2015, at 12:00 noon at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbertown, AL, with Reverend John Henry Jenkins, Jr. officiating. Visitation was held Thursday, July 2, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at Phillips Funeral Home with interment in the Old Lusk Cemetery in Lusk, AL.
    Ms. Williams passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015 at her residence in Stonewall, MS.
    She is survived by two sons, Michael Jenkins of Mobile, AL and Justin PortiĆ© of Pensacola, FL; two daughters, Stephanie Jenkins Zelaya (Jorge) of Stonewall, MS and Amy Melissa Williams Jones (Steven) of Mobile, AL; two brothers, Eli Jenkins of Georgia and Rex Jenkins of Florida; one special brother, John Jenkins of Stonewall, MS; three sisters, Voncile Rowell of Malcom, AL, Dora Wright of Mobile, AL, and Rachel Homan of Mobile, AL; and three grandchildren, Makayla Jones, Macy Jones, and Lenim Zelaya. She was preceded in death by her father, Eli Boss Jenkins; mother, Helen Mae Wiggins Jenkins; and one brother, Sam Jenkins.
      Serving as pallbearers were Brent Jenkins, Justin Jenkins, Sammy Porter, Cameron Busby, Paul Busby, and Greg Wright. Honorary pallbearer was Craig Ross.
    Expressions of condolence may be offered at Arrangements provided by Phillips Funeral Home. 116 West Main Street, Gilbertown, AL 36908. 

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