December 01, 2012
Linda Fite Ingram, age 71 of Water Valley, MS died Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Gilmore Regional Medical Center in Amory, MS. She was born June 22, 1941 in Oxford, MS to the late Cloud C. and Beatrice Smith Fite. Linda owned and operated B&I Gin Company, served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Yalobusha General Hospital, served on the Board of Directors for Tallahatchie Valley EPA, a member of the DAR and a lifetime member of Junior Auxiliary. Linda held on to her childhood membership at First Presbyterian Church of Water Valley, MS but faithfully attended First Baptist Church of Water Valley with her husband and family where she served for many years as a Sunday School teacher. Linda was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family and friends.
Linda was survived by her husband, D.R. Ingram; her daughter, Julie Cloud Ingram Tyler (Cam); her son, John Ross Ingram (Julie); her sister, Julia Fite Taylor (Benny Cole); and six grandchildren, Lauren Cloud Tyler, John Christopher Tyler, Caroline White Tyler, Dean Ross Ingram, Julianna Marie Ingram and John Reese Ingram all of Water Valley, MS
Memorials may be made to:
First Presbyterian Church - PO Box 590 Water Valley, MS 38965
Alzheimer's Association - 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17 -Chicago, IL 60601-7633
American Cancer Society - P.O. Box 22718 - Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
December 29, 2012
Dr. Joe Wayne Walker, 75, of Water Valley, MS died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS. Born in Detroit, MI to the late James Woodrow and Mary McCaslin Walker on December 12, 1937, Dr. Joe graduated Peabody High School in Trenton, TN, attended the University of TN and the University of TN College of Medicine. He completed his internship at Richland County Hospital in Columbia, SC. While serving as chief resident of internal medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN, he began his involvement in Yalobusha County as an ER Physician in Yalobusha General Hospital. In 1971 he moved his family to Water Valley and started his practice. Dr. Joe was proud to live and work in Water Valley and continually expressed his love for the people and the community. In 1998 he was presented the Braswell Hatcher award by the Water Valley Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Walker served on various committees and was currently serving as Chairman of the Physicians Health Network of Mississippi. He touched the lives of many in Yalobusha County through his love of sports. For many years he coached for the Magnolia Youth League and also served as past president. He was instrumental in the development of the Crawford Sports Complex, his "Field of Dreams". Dr. Joe supported Blue Devil Athletics as team physician, oftentimes helping the youth physically and financially when needed.
He was dedicated to helping men and women who struggle with the disease of addiction and was actively involved in AA and at the time of his death he was the Chairman of the Board of Branch of Hope. He had a passion for gardening and growing roses, and he dearly loved his family and friends. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Water Valley.
Doc was survived by his wife, Zandra Morris Walker of Water Valley, MS; his children, Mary Ann Walker Stone (Cliff) of Greenville, MS, Joe Wayne Walker, Jr. (Jacqueline) of Rutland, VT, John Wyliss Walker of New Albany, MS, Justin Ward Walker of Aspen, CO and Regina Martin Walker (daughter-in-law) of Russellville, AR; his grandchildren, Anna Maria Walker of Conway, AR, Addison Martin Walker of Fayetteville, AR, Jacob Woodrow Walker and Samuel David Walker both of Rutland, VT, Richard Thomas Griffin of Arlington, TN and Jessica Griffin Hawkins of Chapel Hill, NC; a sister, Carolyn Walker Roslund (Les) of Easton, MD, also his former wife and friend, Rachel Bell.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Jane Walker and Linda Walker Farmer; his son, James Woodrow "Woody" Walker, II and a son-in-law Richard Baab Griffin.
Memorials may made to:
Branch of Hope P. O. Box 767 - Water Valley, MS 38965
First Baptist Church of Water Valley - P. O. Box 1472 - Water Valley, MS 38965
Magnolia Youth League - c/o Lance Clement - 828 Blackmur Drive - Water Valley, MS 38965
November 19, 2007
Dr. "Bo" Bojan Milicevic, M.D., age 49, passed from this life on Monday, November 19, 2007 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital – N MS in Oxford, Mississippi. He was born to Marko and Desa Ilic Milicevic in Prokuplje, Serbia. He has been a dedicated physician for 26 years. He was a member of the A.M.A. Association and Serbian-American Association.
Dr. "Bo" is survived by his wife, Dragica "D." Milicevic; two sons, Marko Milicevic of Water Valley, MS and Dragomir Nikolic of Lexington, KY; a daughter, Nada Berry of Springfield, IL; his mother, Desa Milicevic of Prokuplje; a sister, Sladjana Djordjevic of Prokuplje, Serbia; and 3 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marko Milicevic.
November 04, 2007
Brownlow Jackson Crawford, a business owner and entrepreneur whose philanthropic spirit has forever changed the heartbeat of Water Valley, MS as well as other surrounding communities, has died at age 77. Brownie, as he was affectionately called, was born in Sugar Creek, GA on February 18, 1930, to Carl Clifford and Nona Margaret Cobb Crawford, and was the eldest of nine children. He passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS.
Though not formally educated beyond a high school diploma, Brownie was a self-educated man who read voraciously, listened intently, and had a keen sense of business trends and marketing. Brownie, along with his wife Dorris, sent his younger brothers and sisters to college during the fledgling years of their poultry business, fueling his love for giving and helping others as he and Dorris grew more successful in their business ventures.
Despite his efforts to mask his generosity, the term "anonymous donor" became synonymous with "I bet that's Brownie." His innumerable contributions have touched the lives of Yalobusha and Lafayette residents and beyond, notably in the areas affecting youth and children, local and foreign medical missions, sports, education, and those less fortunate who need a helping hand. Brownie enjoyed recounting the unusual and humorous details of his salvation experience with Christ Jesus, and never hesitated to give God the glory for the many blessings he enjoyed sharing with others.
In addition to his reputation as a generous giver, Brownie was widely reputed as a practical joker with hilarious tales to share. His infectious laugh was magnetic, and his tales grew with each retelling. Brownie was an avid walker, often up and walking in the wee hours of the morning before the rush of the business day compelled him to spend many hours in his Crawford and Associates office near his home.
Brownie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Water Valley, Past President of the MS Baptist Children's Village, Director of Reedy Acres Foundation, Past President of the Water Valley Chamber of Commerce, Director Mechanics Bank, Three Rivers Development Council, Water Valley Ambassadors, Director of Case Foods, and he was an Eagle Scout.
In an effort to capture Brownie's life in a few paragraphs, his daughter, Lorri, was asked to offer input. Her modest answer sums up everyone's incapability to pen his life. "Daddy's life was bigger than words; his life was action." Brownie will be tremendously missed by his family, his church, and his countless friends.
Brownie Crawford was survived by his wife, Dorris Hemphill Crawford of Water Valley; two sons, Len Jackson Crawford of Blue Ridge, GA and Darrell Brownlow Crawford of New York, NY; and one daughter, Lorri C. Williamson of Water Valley, MS; two sisters, Johnnie C. Watkins of McCaysville, GA and Dorris C. Olnick of Blue Ridge, GA; five brothers, Pete Crawford of Mount Juliet, TN, Bob Crawford of Douglas, GA, Gene Crawford of Morganton, GA, Jim Crawford of Tucker GA, and Joe Crawford of Toccoa, GA; five grandchildren, Joeli Williamson of Oxford, MS, Cory Williamson of Water Valley, MS, Emily Crawford of Bentonville, AR, and Caroline and Abigail Crawford, both of Blue Ridge, GA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Crawford of Water Valley, MS.
Memorials may be made to Compassion Ministries, c/o Carroll Crenshaw, 70 CR 386, Water Valley, MS 38965 or to the Northwest Community College Brownlow Jackson Crawford Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 7015, Senatobia, MS 38668