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Bobby Lee Twiner, 71

Mr. Bobby Lee Twiner, 71, passed away January 20, 2018, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Previously of Cleveland, he had been a resident of Brandon for the past 20 years.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Ray Funeral Home. A second visitation will be from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Ray Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Life Service will follow beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Ray Funeral Home with Rev. Fish Robinson and Rev. Eugene Wigglesworth officiating. Interment will be in Delta Heights Memorial Garden.
Bobby was born on August 3, 1946, to the late C.E. and Luvenia Twiner. After graduating from Ruleville High Schoo, he attended Mississippi Delta Community College. He never was considered to be a “big man” but he was a very gifted athlete lettering in 3 sports at Ruleville High School and going on to play baseball at MDCC. He worked at Baxter in Cleveland for 20 years and went on to work for the Mississippi Department of Corrections where he retired in 2010. Coaching girl’s softball was one of his favorite pastimes. He touched the lives of all his players throughout the years. He was an integral part in starting the first softball team at Cleveland High School where he was an assistant to the great Coach Sank Powe.
Bobby dearly loved his family, his pets and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. He returned to college later in life where he graduated from Delta State University in 1981 with a BS in Social Studies.
Bobby leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Rita Jennings Twiner of Brandon; two daughters Kelly Crocker of Bartlett, TN, and Leigh-Ann Welch (Brian) of Brandon. The loves of his life were his granddaughter, Brileigh Paige Welch and grandson, Brantley “Chase” Welch. Bobby also leaves behind a very special family friend, Dee Hardy of Bartlett, TN.
He is survived by his sisters, Mary Williams, Ruby Chunn (Jimmy), Jane Ward (Jimmy); and a brother George Twiner (Charlene).
Pallbearers will be Bo Watson, Darren Carroll, Dustin Carroll, Eric Campbell, Tim Allred and John Waller.
In leiu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the ASPCA or the animal shelter of your choice. You can also say a big “Roll Tide” in his honor.
To view and sign the online guestbook, please visit rayfuneralhome.net.

Janet Stoy Christensen, 74, of Cleveland

Janet Stoy Christensen, 74, of Cleveland passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018, at her home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at Cleveland Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. The Rev. Michael McLaughlin will officiate the service.
Jan was born on June 15, 1943, to Herbert and Ida (Ramm) Stoy in Philadelphia, PA. She attended Delaware Township High School in Cherry Hill, NJ. Jan married Robert Roy Christensen on November 29, 1980, in Haddonfield, NJ. They have been in the Cleveland Community since 1985. Jan had been a secretary for Cleveland Loans, Inc. for 20 years. She was a member of the Business & Professional Woman's Club and was awarded Woman of the Year. She was a Girl Scout co-leader. Jan was also a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Chancel Choir for 26 years. She also served as a Sunday School teacher and helped with the children's choir. She was the PW Coordinating Team Secretary, Christian Nurture and Presbyterian Day School maid. Jan loved to sing, knit, do needlepoint, sew and travel.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Ida May Stoy, her daughter Valerie Rae Christensen, her cousin John Theodore Griffith and a grandson Adam Scott Schloendorn.
Jan is survived by husband of 37 years, Robert Christensen of Cleveland; son, John (Karen) Schloendorn of Williamsburg, VA; son, Adam (Melissa) Schloendorn of Fayetteville, NC; daughter, Judith Churchill of St. Joseph, MO; son, Matthew Schloendorn of Williamsburg, VA; daughter, Ida Whitehouse of Palm Bay, FL; brother, Robert Stoy of Boonton, NJ; cousin-in-law, Mona Griffith of Crisfield, MO; grandson, Jesse Christensen of Cleveland; as well as 38 other grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ed Coleman, Rodney Defenbaugh, Bill Defenbaugh, Wilson Sledge, David Walt and Jose Nohemie.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN, 38501; LeBonheur Children's Hospital 848 Adams Ave Memphis, TN 38103; American Cancer Center PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

H.B. Medders, 89, of Brandon, formerly of Boyle

H.B. Medders, 89, of Brandon, formerly of Boyle, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 22, 2018, from 5- 7 p.m. at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Boyle. Burial will be at the New Cleveland Cemetery. Rev. Clarence Edwards will officiate the services.
H.B. was born on August 6, 1928, to Edley and Nettie Bain Medders in Merigold. He enlisted in the United States Marines in 1946 and after service returned to the Delta where he married Norma Jean Campbell on March 21, 1954, in Boyle. H.B. farmed many years in the Delta and Oktibbeha County. He also instructed Heavy Equipment Operations at Mississippi Delta Junior College. He assisted with FFA projects, which made it possible for summer trips to the western states for the boys. H.B. was a member of First Baptist Church in Boyle, where he served as a Deacon for over 40 years. H.B's favorite past time was going to farm auction sales and quail hunting. 
H.B. was preceded in death by his parents Edley and Nettie Medders, a brother Doiss E. Medders and an infant sister Bainey Rebecca Medders.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Norma Jean Medders of Brandon; daughter Debbie (Michael) Christmas of Shelby; son, Hanny Medders of Brandon; daughter, Memrie Andress (Scott) of Mason, TN; 4 grandchildren, Shea Christmas, Austin Christmas, Elaina Andress and Mallorie Andress; 5 great-grandchildren, Mary Ellis Kuhn, Jake Christmas, Walker Kuhn, Adam Christmas and Luke Christmas. He also leaves 2 nephews Ed Medders and Jerry Medders.
Pallbearers will be Lexie Horn, Brad Jones, Murry Roark, Floyd Arbuckle Jr., Floyd Arbuckle Sr. and Gale Roark. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Medders, Jerry Medders, Roy Weeks, John Perrett, Earl Dawson, James Morgan and Karl Wagner.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Boyle PO Box 218 Boyle, MS 38730 or to the Baptist Children's Village PO Box 27 Clinton, MS 39060-0027.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

Hilda Steed Starnes of Ruleville

Services for Hilda Steed Starnes of Ruleville will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 2 p.m. at Ruleville Baptist Church in Ruleville.
Mrs. Starnes, 90, died on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Indywood Personal Care in Indianola.
She was born on September 18, 1927, in Lowes to the late Clarence and Mamie Boyd Steed.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Hugh "Shorty" Darrell Starnes; brother, Obie D. Steed; and her daughter- in- law, Debbie Starnes.
Hilda enjoyed camping, playing cards and baking. She was a member of Ruleville Baptist Church.
She is survived by sons, Gregg Starnes of Charleston and Mark (Rhonda) Starnes of Ruleville; daughters, Wanda (Roy) Nicholson of Bastrop, LA, and Joy (Tim) Jones of New Iberia, LA; sister, Jean Morris of Southaven; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at Ruleville Baptist Church. Rev. Robert Haney will officiate the services.
Pallbearers will be Austin Starnes, Bo Clowers, Chance Clowers, Carson Clowers, Beachum Jones and Ryan Gaspard.
Burial will follow in Lehrton Cemetery.
Williams & Lord is in charge. Online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com

Janet Stoy Christensen, 74, of Cleveland

Janet Stoy Christensen, 74, of Cleveland passed away Thursday January 18, 2018, at her home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at Cleveland Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

Betty J. Cameron, 60, of Cleveland

Betty J. Cameron, 60, of Cleveland died January 8, 2018, at her home.
Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Bible Truth Church in Cleveland with Elder Michael Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Rising Star Cemetery in Mound Bayou.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Survivors include Michael Williams Sr. of Killeen, TX; daughters Thalia Williams of Temple, TX; sisters Earnestine Jackson of Cleveland, Dorothy Jackson of Racine, WI, Beatrice Jackson of Memphis, TN, and Dortha Pearson of Martin, TN.
Online guestbook may be signed and viewed at www.byasfuneralhomes.com.

Perry Beverly, 59, of Ruleville

Perry Beverly, 59, of Ruleville died January 9, 2018, at Nevach Hospice in Clarksdale.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Mallalieu Methodist Church in Ruleville with Rev. John Barrier officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Galilee Cemetery in Ruleville.
Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, at Byas Funeral Home in Ruleville with family hour from 2-3 p.m. and an hour prior to the service.
Survivors include son Perris Beverly of Houston, TX; brothers Alex Beverly Jr., William Beverly, Robert Beverly and Kenard Beverly; sisters Mildred Fair, Essie Barrier, Dessie White, Linda Walker and Glenda Beverly; and one grandchild.
Online guestbook may be signed and viewed at www.byasfuneralhomes.com.

Joyce A. Nesby, 78, of Drew

Joyce A. Nesby, 78, of Drew died January 15, 2018.
Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Holly Grove Church in Drew with Pastor Hampton officiating. Burial will be in Drew Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, at Byas Funeral Home in Ruleville.
Survivors include sons Dennis Johnson of Drew and Curtis Johnson of Chicago; daughters Brenda Willis and Mildred Johnson Mays, both of Drew; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Online guestbook may be signed and viewed at www.byasfuneralhomes.com.

Loria A. “Tammie” Bell, 49, of Shelby

Loria A. “Tammie” Bell, 49, of Shelby died Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Community Chapel Assembly of God in Shelby with Rev. Samuel L. Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill M.B. Church Cemetery in Shelby under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Visitation will be 1-6 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, at the funeral home.
Survivors include son Jumontae Douglas of Shelby; daughter Jamarria Brown of Shelby; brothers Aléjandro Flenorl of Chicago, IL, and Reginald Douglas Sr. of Shelby; sisters Debra Janka of Rosedale and Shelia Washington of Detroit, MI.
Online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.tlredmonfuneralhome.com

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