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Carolyn Mcwherter

Jun 26, 1941 - Nov 22, 2023

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Southaven, MS

Carolyn Kay McWherter, age 82, of Southaven, Mississippi passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. FamilyFuneralMemphis. com for the McWherter family.

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Anita Ann Lipsey

Dec 11, 1954 - Feb 19, 2024

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Southaven, MS

In Memory of Anita Ann Lipsey Anita Ann Lipsey, age 69, resident of Southaven, Mississippi, departed this life on Monday morning February 19,2024 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven, Mississippi. Anita was born December 11,1954 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Marlin Ray Davis and the late Dorothy Davis Jernigan. Ms. Lipsey is survived by her son, Ian Barber (Jodie) of Argyle, Texas; step-son, Drew Lipsey (Leticia) of Horn Lake, Mississippi; grandchildren: Abigail Barber, Brooklyn Barber, Rylee Barber, Hailey Barber, and Jackson Barber; one sister, Debbie Benball of Millington, Tennessee; and step grandchildren: Adrian Lipsey, Conner Lipsey; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Ms. Lipsey was preceded in death by her brother Stephen Davis and step-son Greg Lipsey. Services for Ms. Lipsey are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

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Mary Lee Rhodes Stanford

May 30, 1937 - Feb 16, 2024

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Southaven, MS

"Coleman Funeral Home of Olive Branch Mary Lee “Mimi” Rhodes Stanford, 86, of Southaven, MS, passed away on February, 16, 2024. There will be a private service held for the family. The interment will be at Bethlehem Church Cemetery in New Albany, MS. Mimi was born on May 30, 1937, in New Albany, MS. Mimi was a caring mother who loved her kids, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild more than anything. Her life revolved around the babies of the family and she never missed an event or an opportunity to support them. Mimi also loved gardening and her flowers in her garden. She enjoyed spending time reading, especially John Grisham. Mimi will be missed greatly by those who loved her. Mimi was preceded in death by her mother, Beulah Mae Rhodes and father, Loyce O’Dell. Mimi is survived by her daughters, Susan Brooks of Hernando, MS, and Cindy Stanford of Byhalia, MS; sons, Jeff Stanford of Southaven, MS, Brad Stanford of Byhalia, MS, and Michael Stanford of New Albany, MS; sister, Debbie Patterson of New Albany, MS; grandchildren, Ty Brooks, Taylor Brooks, Chelsea Stanford, Leah Morgan, Savannah Riles, Rhiannon Melton, Paige Stanford, Austin Means; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Online condolences may be made on her tribute wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com"

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Virginia Len Hamilton Phillips

Sep 14, 1932 - Feb 22, 2024

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Southaven, MS

"Coleman Funeral Home of Southaven Virginia Len Hamilton Phillips, 91, of Southaven, MS, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 22, 2024. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. A visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home (626 Star Landing Road East, Southaven, MS 38671) followed by the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be at Forest Hill Home \u0026amp; Memorial Park - Midtown. John Woods will officiate the service. Coleman Funeral Home of Southaven is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Phillips graduated from Mississippi College in 1954 with a degree in Elementary Education. She did her post graduate work at Baptist Hospital’s School for Medical Records Librarians. Upon graduating from there, she worked as the associate director of the medical records department at University Hospital in Jackson, MS. As a Certified Medical Records Specialist, she later moved back to Memphis, TN, her hometown, and taught coursework to college and graduate students at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. While at MC, Mrs. Phillips sang in the MC Chorale Touring Choir, was the first president of MC’s Swannanoa Social Tribe, and met the love of her life, Harry V. Phillips, Jr. She loved her time at Mississippi College and continued to love and support the university for the rest of her life. Mrs. Phillips married Major Phillips in December of 1960, but was only blessed with 51?2 years of marriage before he was killed in Vietnam. Major Phillips was an Army Med Evac helicopter pilot and lost his life on a mission on which he had volunteered. However, the years they spent together, and the love they shared, was one of a kind. It was, and still is, an inspiration to all. They had 4 children in their brief time together, and Mrs. Philips raised the four of them on her own. She was employed by the Memphis Children’s Clinic for 29 years. Mrs. Phillips worked at the front desk, served as a bookkeeper, and finished her career as the Office Manager. She loved her jobs at MCC, made many lifelong friends, and provided above and beyond for her children. While growing up in Memphis, Mrs. Phillips became an accomplished pianist. Reading, however, was her favorite pastime. She was a voracious reader and read thousands of books throughout her lifetime. In her younger years, she loved to swim and play tennis. In her later years, she loved crocheting, doing her word search books, and watching golf, football, and Fox News on TV. Throughout her life, she always loved cooking and spending time with family and friends. Mrs. Phillips was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church Memphis where she sang in the choir for many years. She also loved singing in the Broadway Baptist Church choir as well. She cherished the beautiful friendships she made from all of her church choir years. Mrs. Phillips loved attending the numerous activities of her grandchildren and great grandchildren alike. They, along with her children, were the joy of her life. Oma, as she was affectionately called, or Ava by some, passed down this gift of love for family to all of them. The lifelong memories she made with each of them will forever be treasured. Mrs. Phillips was a godly woman with a servant’s heart and a devout love for her Savior and His Word. She personified kindness and grace to everyone around her and instilled those values in her family. She was the epitome of strength and beauty. Her unshakeable faith was evidenced daily, no matter the circumstances. She lived her favorite verses for her entire life: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” — Proverbs 3:5-6 She is survived by her children, Teresa Len Phillips of Southaven, MS, Harry V. Phillips, III, M.D. (Robbie) of Southaven, Joseph F. H. Phillips of Olive Branch, MS, Jack P. K. Phillips (Denise) of Byram, MS, and a bonus daughter, Vernon Adele Tate of Ridgeland, MS; grandchildren, Gracie Stevenson (Tyler) of Germantown, TN, Rebecca Hajek (Blake) of Memphis, TN, Jamie Phillips of Kent, WA, Sarah Adison Phillips of San Francisco, CA, Christian Len Phillips of Springer, NM, and Jackson H. Phillips of Byram; great grandchildren, Olivia, Nora, and Roman Stevenson of Germantown, Anniston Hajek of Memphis, Gabby and Aurelia Phillips, both of Springer; and one sister, Margaret Ann Greer of Gaylord, MI; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Major Harry V. Phillips, Jr.; her parents, Joseph F. Hamilton, M.D. and Ruby Lynn Williams Hamilton; and one brother, Joseph F. Hamilton, Jr., M.D. Donations and memorials may be made to MC in Virginia H. Phillips’ honor. Checks may be mailed to: Mississippi College, Box 4005, Clinton, MS 39058 or donate online at https://www.mc.edu/offices/giving/ways-to-give. Expressions of condolences may be left on Mrs. Virginia Len Hamilton Phillips Tribute Wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com."

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Garrett Gavrock

Mar 01, 1979 - Feb 19, 2024

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Southaven, MS

"Coleman Funeral Home of Southaven is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Garrett Gavrock. Full obituary and service information to be posted as soon as possible."

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Gregory Wallace Seek

Dec 15, 1949 - Feb 16, 2024

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Southaven, MS

"Gregory Wallace Seek passed away peacefully on February 16, 2024, in Southaven, MS, at the age of 74. Born on December 15, 1949, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he was the cherished son of the late Wallace and Lavonne “Vonnie” Seek. Greg grew up alongside his siblings, Sandy Aalderks (Tim) and Mike Seek, and shared a special bond with half-brother Jim Leader. A proud graduate of Frayser High School, Greg furthered his education at State Tech. His professional life was marked by dedication and skill. He served as an electrician at Baptist Memorial Hospital for over twenty years and had a fulfilling career as a machinist with the Illinois Central/Canadian National Railroad, from which he retired.\u0026nbsp; Greg embarked on a journey of companionship and love, first marrying Kay Frances Roote on June 12, 1969, until her passing on March 4, 2014. He found love again and married Allene Stallings in January 2015, embracing a blended family with grace and love.\u0026nbsp; Family was the cornerstone of Greg’s life. He leaves behind his daughter Holly Smith (Tripp) and his grandchildren, whom he adored, Walt and Tate, who lovingly called him “GaGa.” Greg held a deep, genuine love for his entire family and wife Allene, along with many friends and relatives. His memory will forever be cherished. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Kay Seek, and son, Jason Seek, Greg’s legacy is one of love and dedication. His Lutheran faith guided him through life, and his generous spirit was evident in his care for his family. Greg’s service in the United States Air Force was a testament to his patriotism and love for his country. His passion and enthusiasm for the history of aircraft and building competition-quality model planes set him apart. He found joy in a club dedicated to this craft, sharing his love and knowledge with fellow enthusiasts. Beyond the skies, Greg had many other interests, including his love for humor, old movies, especially the Three Stooges, and a timeless appreciation for classic country and ’50s and ’60s music.\u0026nbsp; A graveside funeral service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery on Saturday, February 24, at 1pm, where Greg will be laid to rest. The family invites those who knew and loved him to join in celebrating his life and legacy. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Dorris Smith Scholarship at Christ Methodist Day School or the National Air Force Museum in his memory would be appreciated, honoring his passion and service.\u0026nbsp; Greg’s approach to life included embracing each moment and savoring it. In everything he did, he was a testament to the beauty of living an unhurried life. Greg’s passion for his interests and love for his family showcased a life well-lived, not by the speed at which it moved but by the depth and richness of its movements. Let us carry forward his legacy by taking the time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, fostering connections with those we hold dear, and finding joy in the pursuits that light up our hearts."

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Frances Ann "Frankie" Masters

Jan 09, 1941 - Feb 07, 2024

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Southaven, MS

"Ms. Frances Ann \u0026quot;Frankie\u0026quot; Masters, 83, of Parkin, Arkansas, died on Wednesday, morning, February 7, 2024, in Southaven. Frankie was born in Parkin, Arkansas, on January 9, 1941, to the late Sterling Melhorn and Jimmie Ann Kazzier Melhorn. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed playing Bingo at the nursing home. Survivors are her daughters, Syndy Sharp of Oakland, California, Mandy Sappington of Olive Branch, Mississippi, grandchildren, Cori Masters and Blake Sappington, and great grandchildren, William Hall and Tate Melton. Graveside services will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024, at 11 AM at Cogbill Cemetery with Rausch Hodges officiating."

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Robert Doyle Simmons

Apr 20, 1933 - Feb 18, 2024

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Southaven, MS

Robert Doyle Simmons, 90, of Southaven, MS, passed away Sunday February 18, 2024 at Diversicare Nursing Home in Southaven, MS. A memorial service will be held Friday February 23, 2024 at 2pm in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home. Mr. Simmons was born April 20, 1933 in Pope, MS, to the late James Wesson Simmons and Verna Marie McCullough Simmons. After completing one year of college, Mr. Simmons enlisted in the United States Army. Upon completion of his military service, Mr. Simmons was employed with BNSF Railroad where he retired as a switchman with 36 years of service. In his earlier years, Mr. Simmons loved to hunt and fish and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved bluegrass music and traveled extensively with his wife, Celia, to bluegrass festivals all over. After the passing of his wife, he continued to travel to bluegrass festivals with his daughter Kimberly, until his health no longer permitted. In addition to his parents, Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by his wife, Celia Brown Simmons and his brother, Winford Simmons. The family he leaves to cherish his memory include his daughter, Kimberly Blackburn of Southaven, MS, three sons, Roger Simmons, of Florida, Randy Simmons, of Wisconsin, and Robert Simmons, of Batesville, MS, four siblings, Roy Simmons (Becky), of Pope, MS, John Ed Simmons (Brenda), of Winona, MS, Jackie Morrow, of Batesville, MS, and Bill Arnold Simmons (Gail), of Raymond, MS, eleven grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.

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Gregory Wallace Seek

Dec 15, 1949 - Feb 16, 2024

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Southaven, MS

"Gregory Wallace Seek of Southaven, Mississippi. passed away on February 16, 2024 in Southaven. The family has entrusted his arrangements to Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5668 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38119. A full obituary will be posted once it becomes available."

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Barbara Berry Mansfield

Oct 16, 1932 - Feb 08, 2024

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Southaven, MS

Barbara Berry Mansfield was born to the late Roy H. Berry and Buford Ladd Berry on October 16, 1932 in Crossett, Arkansas. She passed away on February 8, 2024 after a short illness. Later in life she moved to Memphis and finally made her home in Southaven. She was a member of Getwell Methodist Church and was a strong woman of faith. Barbara had many hobbies and interests but spending time with family was her greatest joy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenna Mansfield, her son, Keith Murphy, and grandson, Bryan Murphy. She is survived by her sons, Leslie Kevin Murphy, Roy Kendall Murphy, and John Kyle Murphy (Stacy), 3 grandsons, Hunter Murphy, Addison Murphy, and Andrew Murphy.

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Maxine Sample Thornton

Oct 20, 1932 - Feb 09, 2024

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Southaven, MS

Maxine Sample Thornton, 91, of Southaven, MS, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, February 9th, 2024. She was born in Dyer County, TN on October 20th, 1932 to James Landers Parrish and Nervia Epperson Parrish. She was kind-hearted, selfless, caring, and loving. She was diagnosed with dementia in 2017 which then added some “sassiness” to her character. She was a lifelong churchgoer at Mountain Terrace Baptist Church and Georgian Hills Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. If the game wasn’t televised, she would listen to her “ballgame” on the radio beside her recliner. She enjoyed road trips with her daughters and granddaughters and loved showing off her granddaughters at church. She worked at S. H. Kress and A & P Grocery. Before her retirement, she had worked at Kroger for thirteen years. She lost her first husband, the love of her life, Robert Leon Sample, suddenly in 1966 at the age of 34 after ten years of marriage. She remarried in 1971 to Joe Wilson Thornton and inherited a loving, and loved, second family. She was especially close to Valery Elizabeth Smith, Joe Shannon Thornton, his wife Cherybe, and her beloved “grandson,” Joe Gillespie. She was married to Joe Thornton until his death in 1996. Ms. Thornton is survived by her daughters Rebecca Leona Johnson (Sid) and Linda Dianne Pryor (Steve); her granddaughters Nichole Garlington, Laurie Porter (Alex), and Courtney Efird (Derick); and her great grandchildren Sophie (14), David (10), Sarah (7), Emma (5), and Hudson (3); and a host of nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her parents; her husbands; and her siblings Marjorie Jones, Sue Owen, Jean May, Joy Norton, and Buddy Parrish. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Dementia Society of America. The family would like to thank the staff at The Goldton at Southaven and Spring Valley Hospice for the compassionate care given to both Maxine and her family.

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