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Wallace Thurston Davis Sr.

Wallace Thurston Davis, Sr., ("Thurston"), age 81, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 at the North Mississippi Medi-cal Center in Tupelo.
Funeral services were conducted at the Booneville Funeral Home chapel on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, with burial at the Tupelo Memorial Gardens.
He was born June 9, 1934, in Phil Campbell, to the late John Floyd and Myrtie Stisher Davis.
Thurston was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp in the Canal Zone as well as service during the Berlin Crises. A graduate of Phillips High School and the LSU School of Banking, he was a banker with the Peoples Bank and Trust Company, later known as Renasant Bank, for 36 years.
Thurston is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Jo Ann Davis of Booneville, two sons Wally Davis (Traci) of Tupelo and Walt Davis (Kari) of Oxford, a brother Jack Davis of Haleyville, AL, two sisters Opal Shotts of McCalla, AL, and Janice Brown of Moorehaven, FL, and two grandsons, Luke Davis of Tupelo and Heath Davis (Lyndi) of Starkville. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Davis.
Memorials may be made to the North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Unit in Tupelo or the Pinevale
 Children’s Home in Corinth.

Melissa “Cricket” Lyon

Melissa “Cricket” Linette Lyon, 53, of Double Springs, passed away on Wednesday, Nov.r 18, 2015, in Double Springs.
 Visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, from noon until 2 p.m., at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Jeff Wiggins will officiate.
Lyon was born on Oct. 18, 1962, in Haleyville. She graduated from Bevill State Community College in 2002, and worked as secretary in the central office at Winston County Board of Education for the last 10 years.
Melissa also designed and updated the Winston County Board of Education website,, for the last 11 years. She enjoyed photography, website designing, hosting family gatherings, and spending time with her kids and granddogs. Her granddaddy gave her the nickname “Cricket” which stuck with her and some only knew her as “Cricket”.  
Cricket was preceded in death by her father, Bill Franks; mother, Betty Pruitt and grandmother, “Old Maw Maw” Addie Riddle.
 She is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Steve Lyon; son, Jesse Lyon and fiancé Anna Cagle; daughter, Tara (Skylar) Cooley; brother, Terry (Carol) Franks; sisters, Patricia and Donna Copeland. Special mention to first cousin and best friend Janie (O.B.) Williams; uncle, Gene Autry Franks, and Ronnie Riddle; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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Billy Joe Britnell

Billy Joe Britnell, 78, of Haleyville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. His funeral service were conducted Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.
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Kenneth Wayne Downs

Kenneth Wayne Downs, 68, Houston, passed away, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. His funeral services was conducted  Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015.
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Freddie Odis Cagle

Freddie Odis Cagle, 60, of Haleyville, passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. His funeral service was conducted Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.
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