Obituaries

Bob Bennett Dec. 29, 2012 Services for Robert Grisham “Bob” Bennett, 77, were Jan. 1, 2013, at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford with the Rev. Claire Dobbs officiating. Burial was in the Garden of Memories at Coleman Funeral Home.

He was the son of the late Gordon and Estelle Bennett. Mr. Bennett was the owner of University Cleaners and a member of Oxford- University Methodist Church. He died Dec. 29, 2012, at his home in Oxford.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra M. Bennett of Oxford; two sons, Robert Bennett Jr. of Marion, Ark., and James Hewlett III of Vicksburg; three daughters, Cassandra McBeath of Union, and Allison Bailey and Ashley Hewlett of Oxford; a brother, Jimmy Bennett of Eupora; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation, Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi or Oxford-University Methodist Church.

Henry Knight Dec. 29, 2012 Services for Henry Allen Knight, 78, were Dec. 30, 2012, at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Willy Weddle officiating. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.

He was born April 18, 1934 to the late A.B. and Sara Allen Knight. Mr. Knight was retired from the Air Force. He died Dec. 29, 2012, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.

Survivors include his wife, Mitsuko Knight; and two sisters, Anna Grace Knight of Calhoun City and Nancy Hall of West Point. Pallbearers were Jimmy Hall, Dexin Hensley, Jerold Knight, Michael Knight, Justin Knowles and Sam Marshall.

Rickey Robertson Dec. 23, 2012 Services for Rickey Robertson, 48, were Dec. 29, 2012, at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Ricky Watson officiating. Burial was in Bradford Chapel Cemetery in the Cadaretta community.

He was born March 3, 1964, in Kilmichael to Ola Mae Pittman and the late Robert Vernon Robertson. He died Dec. 23, 2012, at his residence in Eupora.

Survivors include his wife, Leslie Robertson of Eupora; two sons, Jacob Cook of Eupora and Lee Kindricks of Clarkson; three daughters, Rica Robertson, Rebecka Robertson and Ravel Robertson of Eupora; his mother and stepfather, Ola Mae and Buddy Pittman of Eupora; two brothers, Bobby Robertson of Slate Springs and Kaine Pittman of Walthall; two sisters, Shirley Holliday of Tillatoba and Shelby Muselwhite of Coffeewhite; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jerry Holliday, Jimmy Lucas, Jeff Robertson, Mike Stauffer, Scott Tallent and Brian Weeks.

William Givhan Waugh Dec. 29, 2012 Services for William Givhan Waugh, 83, of Eupora were Jan. 1, 2013, at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Willy Weddle officiating. Burial was in White Hill Cemetery.

He was born July 21, 1929, in Pontotoc to the late Delta and Lela Waugh. Mr. Waugh was a retired painter at Futorian furniture factory after 28 years and was also a farmer. He was a member of Lollars Grove Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II. He died Dec. 29, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Mullins of North Carrollton and Marilyn Carver of Greenwood; four grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Samuel Mullins, Trey Mullins, Chris O’Neal, Corey Springer, Jamie Springer and Jimmy Springer.

J. Wesley Youngblood Jan. 4, 2013 Services for the Rev. J. Wesley Youngblood, 92, were Jan. 8, 2013, at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Madison. Burial was in Union Church Cemetery in Jefferson County.

He was born Sept. 2, 1920, in Jefferson County to the late W. Frank and Alice Cammack Youngblood. The Rev. Youngblood, a retired United Methodist minister, was a longtime minister at Eupora First United Methodist Church. He died Jan. 4, 2013, at the Highland Home in Ridgeland.

Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Youngblood of Jackson and Judy Youngblood of Byhalia; two brothers, Claude Youngblood and Ed Youngblood of Union Church; a sister, Edith Dennard of Macon, Ga.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Lake Stephens United Methodist Camp at Oxford, the Center for Ministry at Millsaps College in Jackson or a United Methodist congregation of choice.

Hernando Funeral Home of Hernando was in charge of his arrangements.

Mr. Belton M. Perrigin Eupora, MS

Mr. Belton M. Perrigin, 80, lumber grader for Smith Sawmill, died Sunday, Jan. 6th. at the North Ms. Medical Center in Eupora. Funeral services were held 11:00 AM Tuesday, Jan. 8th. at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Eupora City Cemetery. Bro. Paul Franks and Gary Gardner officiated.

Pallbearers were Richard Love, Jerry Gary, Ted Wilson, Greg Hunter, Keith Crenshaw and Jim Smith.

Belton is survived by a daughter, Janet Perrigin (Dr. Jack) Huffman, Eupora, MS; three sisters, Pearl Hight, Madison, AL, Lily Gilliland, Memphis, TN, and Sue Tollison, West Point, MS; a grandson, Charles Whit (Lacey) Huffman; and a great granddaughter, Anna Rhee Huffman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Vaughan Perrigin, a sister, Lou Miller, and two brothers, Jim and Billy Perrigin.

Belton was a member of the Eupora Church of Christ and an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a Supervisor at Mersman for many years, served as a Volunteer Fireman for forty five years, an Auxiliary Policeman for forty years, and enjoyed using his tractor to bush hog and break up gardens for people in the community. His dedication to service for the many people of this community will be truly missed. PAID OBITUARY