Vardaman History Project

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▪ R.M. Mosley
▪ Willie Ann Mosley
▪ Macon Moseley
▪ Nancy Cannon Moseley
▪ Howard N. Moseley
▪ Ora Flaherty Moseley
▪ Willie Lee (Bill) Moseley
▪ Maye Annette Hall Moseley
▪ Lorette Moseley Williams
▪ John Steve Alexander
▪ Nancy Louise Gillespie
▪ Mary Mosley Lecornu
▪ George Edward Lecornu
▪ John A. Lecornu
▪ Rufus Morgan Lecornu
▪ Margie Brown Lecornu
▪ Lurline Lecornu
▪ Charlie E. Lecornu
▪ Janie Weber Lecornu
▪ Rose Pagh Lecornu
▪ Charles William Lecornu
▪ Van Buren Whittle
▪ Charles Ray Allen
▪ Jimmy Don Hardin






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R. M. Mosley

"The Monitor Herald" Calhoun County Mississippi Volume 29 Number 40 Page 1 Thursday April 20, 1939

R. M. MOSLEY VICTIM OF DEATH - PROMINENT VARDAMAN MERCHANT DIES MONDAY - WAS A MAN OF FINE CHARACTER

Mr. R. M. Mosley, age 81, prominent Vardaman merchant died at his home at Vardaman Monday evening of this week.

Funeral services and interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery at Vardaman Tuesday, the services being conducted by Revs. R. C. Mayo and T. W. Smallwood with Young Crawford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were J. D. Walton, Hubert Canada, H. B. Morrow, Curt Scarbrough, T. I. Scarbrough, John Harrod, Jett Blue and Charles Penick.

Mr. Mosley had been engaged in the mercantile business for many years at Vardaman. He was regarded as an honest and truthful merchant, a citizen of the highest type and a man worth much to his community. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. He is survived by three daughters, Mesdames W. W. Blue and Mary LeCornu and Miss Willie Ann Mosley.

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Willie Ann Mosley

"The Monitor Herald" Calhoun County Mississippi October 22, 1942

Miss Willie Ann Mosley, age 57, of Vardaman, died Friday night, October 9th, after a long illness. She was born and reared at Vardaman and spent her entire lifetime in that community.

For several years she assisted her father, the late R. M. Mosley with his business and at his death she took over the mercantile business and continued to operate it until bad health forced her retirement last December.

Miss Mosley was a good, Christian lady, a fine neighbor and was loved by all who knew her. She will be missed in the Vardaman community, as well as elsewhere.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon by Rev. R. C. Mayo of Woodland, assisted by Rev. Comfort of Houston. Thornton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Active pallbearers were Curt Scarbrough, J. B. Adams, D. D. Blue, J. V. Martin, J. R. Penick and H. B. Morrow. Honorary pallbearers were J. D. Walton, V. B. Roberts, C. B. Sisler, H. J. Embry, Sr, J. L. Canada, W. V. Gable, J. S. W. Hodge, R. L. Blue, T. J. Richards, L. D. Herring and Jimmie Ramage. Flower girls were Mrs. Bettie Morrow, Lola Gable, Lorene Gregg, Annie Powell, Sam Scarbrough, and Nancy Dollar and Mrs. R. E. Gilder.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Blue and Mrs. G. E. LeCornu and several nephews and nieces.

"The Monitor Herald" October 22, 1942, NEWS FROM VARDAMAN

We are sorry to report Miss Willie Mosley's death. Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church here on last Sunday afternoon, conducted by Revs. Mayo of Woodland and L. A. Comfort of Houston. Thornton Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. Those attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. John Winter of Algoma; Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Chandler, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Enochs, Dr. R. S. Blue, and Mrs. Mattie Hall of Houston and Mrs. Hollie Young of Bruce.

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Macon Moseley

"The Monitor Herald" Calhoun County, Mississippi February 4, 1943 NEWS FROM VARDAMAN

MR. MACON MOSELEY PASSES AWAY JANUARY 21ST

"The death angel has again visited our town and claimed another of our good citizens, Mr. Macon Moseley, who has resided here for many years. His death was not unexpected, he having been ill for some time.

'Mike', as he was familiarly known, had many friends who are grieved at his passing.

Funeral services conducted by Revs. J. F. Hartley, Jesse Dorroh and W. R. Liming of this place, and Rev. Henderson of Grenada were held from the Vardaman Baptist Church Friday afternoon, January 22. Burial was in the Vardaman Cemetery with the Thornton Funeral Home directing the rites.

Those who attended the funeral from out of the county were Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Moseley; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cannon and Mrs. Rubye Vanlandingham of Memphis; Mrs. Clyde Gillespie of Sunflower; Mrs. Archie Stewart and Mrs. Joe Edwards of Houston; Lieut. and Mrs. H. N. Moseley, Jr. of Camp Shelby; and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hardy and Mr. and Mrs. Hop Neal of Blytheville, Ark.

Mr. Moseley is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy Moseley; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Williams and Mrs. R. E. Gilder, Jr. of Vardaman, and Mrs. Verner Williams of Blytheville, Ark.; and three brothers, Clifford Moseley of Memphis, Jimmy Moseley of Bruce, and Howard Moseley of Vardaman; and two sisters, Mrs. Lodie Owens of Mt. Vernon, Ky and Mrs. Versie Ramage of Derma; and by his mother, Mrs. Clara Moseley of Derma. He also leaves four grandchildren who were very dear to his heart and with whom he passed many delightful hours".


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Nancy Cannon Moseley

Mrs. Nancy Cannon Moseley, 81, died Thursday, March 16, 1972 at the Extended Care unit of the Houston Hospital.

She was the widow of Macon Moseley and resided in Vardaman where she was a member of the Baptist Church.

She was born in Calhoun County Feb. 9, 1891, the daughter of Henry and Nannie McPhail Cannon.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lorette Williams of Vardaman and Mrs. Earlene Williams of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Steelman of Vardaman and Mrs. Ruby Vanlandingham of Memphis; two brothers, Graves Cannon of Calhoun City and Bill Cannon of Vardaman; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at Vardaman Baptist Church. Rev. Ken Pickens officiated, assisted by Rev. L.F. Hartley and Jeff Gilder. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Antony Funeral Home.



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Howard N. Moseley

"The Monitor Herald"Thursday August 8, 1963

Mr. Howard Moseley of Vardaman, Mississippi died at the Vardaman Hospital following two weeks of treatment on Monday, August 5, 1963. He was 66 years of age.

He was born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, the son of Tom Moseley and Zilla Weatherly Moseley and was born on July 26, 1897.

Mr. Moseley was a veteran of World War I, was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Vardaman Masonic Lodge. He was a popular citizen and had many close friends over the county. An honest, upright man with an interest in his town and county, he was active in many undertakings for town and county improvements. He was a machinist and millwright and he worked for many years in the Gilder Manufacturing Plant of Vardaman. He was also a carpenter.

Funeral services for Mr. Moseley were held in the Vardaman Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon, August 6, conducted by Rev. James Sims, assisted by Rev. Curtis James, Rev. Joe Jolly and Rev. A. F. Bailey. Interment followed in the Midway Cemetery. James E. Cook Funeral Home of Vardaman was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Joe Blaylock, Paul Green, Bill Blue, R. N. Lovelace, Roy Mitchell, and Gat Gilder.

Mr. Moseley is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ora Moseley of Vardaman; by a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Frances Berry of Pensacola, Fla.; a son, Howard Moseley, Jr. of Baytown, Texas; a brother, Clifford Moseley of Memphis; a sister, Mrs. Walker Owen of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky; a half-sister, Mrs. Clara Mae Ramage of Derma; and five grandchildren.

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Ora Flaherty Moseley

"Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal" Tupelo, Mississippi Thursday, January 6, 1977

Ora Flaherty Moseley, 80, Vardaman, died Tuesday afternoon at the Grenada County Hospital in Grenada. She was the widow of H. N. Moseley.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Midway Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Cooper Hartley will officiate with Antony Funeral Home in charge.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sara Frances Bradford, Pensacola, Fla; a son, Howard N. Moseley, Jr., Baytown, Tex.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Willie Lee (Bill) Moseley

"Daily Journal" Tupelo, Mississippi Page 18 Friday, February 14. 1975

Willie Lee (Bill) Moseley, 70, died Thursday at 2 a.m. at Belle Vista Unit of North Mississippi Medical Center after a three month illness. He was a resident of 313 Monument Dr.

A native of Calhoun County, Mr. Moseley has been a Tupelo resident for 20 years. Before his retirement, he was manager of Choctaw Butane Gas Company. He was a member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church and was a Mason. He was married to May Hall, who survives.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday from the Funeral Chapel of W. E. Pegues. Burial will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at Ellzey Cemetery at Vardaman.

In addition to Mrs. Moseley are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice Palmer of Slidell, La., Mrs. Annette Funk of Port Angeles, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Daisey Floyd of Bruce; two half-sisters, both of Calhoun City, Mrs. Bonnie Stears and Mrs. Louise Cushman; one step-sister, Mrs. Marie Griffin of Calhoun City, and two grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Wesley Neal, Jerry Ward, Charles Sumner, Billy Sam Moseley, R. A. Moseley, and Shed Hill Davis.

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Maye Annette Hall Moseley

"Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal" Tupelo, Mississippi Page 12A Saturday, June 30, 1990

Slidell, LA - Maye Annette Hall Moseley, 81, died Friday after a long illness.

She was a former resident of Tupelo and the widow of Willie Lee Moseley.

Services will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Honaker Funeral Home Chapel with Damon Daniel officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Elzey Funeral Home Chapel in Vardaman with Robert Lambert officiating.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Alice M. Palmer and Marth Annette M. Funk; three sisters, Vera Summer, Rebecca M. Ward and Itha M. Shivers; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of Christ Memorial Library Fund, 994 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell, La. 70458

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Lorette Moseley Williams

"The Monitor Herald" Calhoun County Mississippi Page 12 October 5, 1972

Mrs. Lorette Moseley Williams, 60, died Saturday, September 30, 1972, at her home in Vardaman. She was a Baptist.

Born in Calhoun County May 28, 1912, she was the daughter of Macon and Nancy Cannon Moseley.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Gillespie and Mrs. Janice Alexander, both of Vardaman; a sister, Mrs. Erline Williams of Memphis and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Vardaman. Rev. Ken Pickens officiated, assisted by Rev. Jeff Gilder. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Antony Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Bob Cannon, J. S. Edmondson, Thomas Eugene Vanlandingham, E. C. Flowers, Henry Lee Taylor, and Bill Davis. Honorary pallbearers were John Skinner, Reuben Edmondson, J. E. Roberts, Baylous Ashby, D. E. Boyd and Bane Alexander

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John Steve Alexander

"The Monitor Herald" Oct 2, 1969

Mr. John Steve Alexander, 25, was killed Friday night Sept 19, 1969, in a two-car accident seven miles north of Vardaman on Highway 341. Mr. Alexander, who resided in Vardaman was a seismograph worker for Texaco Oil Co. He was a Baptist.

He was born June 4, 1944 at Vardaman, the son of Rev. Steven Bane Alexander and Ledell Stewart Alexander, both of whom survive him.

Besides his parents, he leaves his wife of one month, Mrs. Janice Williams Alexander of Vardaman and a sister, Mrs. Shirley Warren of Vicksburg.

Funeral services were held on Sept. 21, 1969 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Rev. Billy Daniel officiated, assisted by Rev. Ken Pickens, Rev. Jeff Gilder, and Rev. Dero Bollinger. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Antony Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Bill Davis, Tommy Richard Morgan, Charles Parker, Charles Cannon, Dab Conner, Johnny Langford, Jerry Wiggs and Charles Lovorn. Honorary pallbearers were Carlton Dover, Jackie Massey, Larry McGregor, Eddie Bailey, Freddie Edmondson, Robert Alexander, Dean McKenney, David Hardin Malcolm Danny Massey, J. C. Patterson, Henry Taylor and Hugh S. Hardin.

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Nancy Louise Gillespie

"Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal" Tupelo, Mississippi Tuesday, October 13, 1998

Nancy Louise Gillespie, 57, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a dispatcher for Leggett & Platt and a member of Vardaman Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Vardaman Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Easley officiating and the Rev. Jeff Gilder assisting. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Rodney Zane Gillespie of Vardaman; one daughter Nancy Lea Gant of Vardaman; one son, Michael Gillespie of Vardaman; two sisters, Janice Alexander of Memphis and Yunetta Ann Germany of Germantown, Tenn.; one brother, Dr. Joseph K. Williams of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren, Anna Elizabeht Gant and John Macon Gillespie, both of Vardaman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Col. Robert Earl Williams and Nancy Lorette Moseley Williams. Pallbearers will be Bob Stage, David Lancaster, Mike Peel, Paul Moore, Larry Moore, Robbie Gore, Larkin Gore, and Buddy Ferguson. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today.

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Mary Moseley Lecornu

"The Monitor Herald" Calhoun County Mississippi Thursday, Oct. 2, 1969

Mrs. Mary Moseley Lecornu, 79, died Friday, Sept. 26, 1969, at Vardaman Hospital. She had been in poor health for some time.

Mrs. Lecornu was the widow of George Lecornu, who before his death, served for several times as Mayor of Vardaman. She had lived most of her life in Vardaman where she had been an active member of the Vardaman Methodist Church.

The daughter of Rufus M. Moseley and Gilley Ann Neal Moseley, she was born in Atlanta, Miss. on Feb. 13, 1890. She leaves five sons, Mayor Charlie E. Lecornu of Vardaman, W. H. Lecornu of Baldwyn Park, Calif., George E. Lecornu of Tijuana, Mexico, Rufus Lecornu and James R. Lecornu, both of Houma, La; 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in the Vardaman Methodist Church. Rev. Ben Goodwin, her pastor officiated, assisted by Rev. Ken Pickens. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman under the direction of Antony Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Bill Blue, Roy Mitchell, Mary & George LeCornu Merrill Alford, Robert Dye, Leo Vanlandingham and Jake Bailey. Honorary pallbearers were Curt Scarbrough, Norman Inman, L. D. Herring, J. E. Roberts, J. R. McCord, Doyle Hawkins, Kelly Whitehorn, Bob Gable, Herman Herring and G. W. Morgan.



George Edward Lecornu

"The Monitor Herald" Calhoun County Mississippi August 22, 1968

Mr. George Edward Lecornu, 82, former mayor of Vardaman, died Friday, August 16, 1968 at the Vardaman Hospital where he had been under treatment for four days.

Serving as Mayor of his adopted town from 1939 to 1947, he was a retired merchant and farmer.

Born in Tennessee, Mr. LeCornu had lived most of his life at Vardaman. He was a member of the Vardaman Methodist Church and was active in all affairs of the church. His parents were William Lecornu and Georgia Roach Lecornu.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Moseley Lecornu of Vardaman; five sons, C. E. LeCornu and Rufus Lecornu both of Vardaman, W. H. Lecornu of Los Angeles, Calif, Ed Lecornu of Tijuana, Mexico and James R. Lecornu of New Orleans, Louisiana; a brother, Sam B. Lecornu, Nashville, Tenn; 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Vardaman Methodist Church; Rev. Leo Bailey officiated, assisted by Rev. E. A. Bailey, Rev. Ben Goodman, and Rev. Curtis James. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman under the direction of Antony Funeral Home. Pallbearers were James Easley, Arthur Richardson, Roy Mitchell, Clarence Hicks, Dan Blue and Andrew Ward. Honorary pallbearers were Ott Ward, Bill Blue, Paul Moore, Roscoe McCord, O. H. Ferguson, J. V. Martin, Claude Spratlin, Norman Inmon, Bob Gable, Curt Scarbrough, Ernest Roberts, Ray Sanderson, and Ola Edmondson.

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John A. LeCornu

"The Monitor Herald" Calhoun County Mississippi Thursday, July 26, 1962

Mr. John A. LeCornu died at his home in Vardaman on Monday, July 16th.

Born in Calhoun County, he had lived his entire life at Vardaman.

He was the son of George LeCornu and Mary Mosley LeCornu, both of whom survive him. He was a carpenter. He was a member of the Vardaman Methodist Church.

Services were held July 18 at the Vardaman Methodist Church. Rev. R. B. Winters officiated, assisted by Rev. Curtis James. Internment was in Hillcrest cemetery under the direction of James E. Cook Funeral Home of Vardaman.

Besides his parents he leaves his wife, Mrs. Melba Lucas LeCornu of Vardaman, a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Jean Smith; five brothers, Charlie LeCornu of Vardaman, Herbert LeCornu, Rufus LeCornu and James Ray LeCornu, all of Baldwyn Park, Calif., and Ed LeCornu of San Diego; one grandchild.

Pallbearers at the services were Kermit Morgan, Grady Morgan, Charles Barnett, Prince Hamilton, Tom Therrell, Earl Gable. Honorary Pallbearers were C. E. Spratlin, Forest Spratlin, Norman Inman, Bill Blue, Terrell Meyers, W. I. Anglin, Raymond Bailey, Van Johnson, Ned Reese, Ernest Roberts, Dr. J. S. Edmondson, and Dan Blue.

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Rufus Morgan Lecornu

"Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal" Saturday, October 1, 1977

Rufus Morgan Lecornu, 63, Vardaman, was dead on arrival at Hillcrest Hospital Thursday.

He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Vardaman United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Vardaman United Methodist Church with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Fred Hartley and the Rev. Bobby Pickle will officiate.

Mr. Lecornu is survived by his wife, Mrs. Earlene Inmon Lecornu, Vardaman, and his brothers, Charlie Lecornu, Vardaman; Herbert Lecornu, West Cobina, Calif., Ed Lecornu, Tijuana, Mexico, and James Ray Lecornu, Perkinston.

Anthony Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Margie Brown Lecornu

"Tupelo Daily Journal" Friday, February 20, 1976

Vardaman - Mrs. Margie Brown Lecornu, 48, Dulac, La., died Wednesday afternoon in the Terrebonne General Hospital in Houma, La. A native of Vardaman, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey D. Brown.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Vardaman Methodist Church with the Rev. Ben Goodwin officiating and the Rev. Floney Clark assisting. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery with Antony Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Rufus Lecornu, Dulac, one daughter, Miss Colleene Kelly, Dulac, three sons, James Patrick Kelly, Oxford, Michael Kelly, Fairbanks, Alaska, Dennis Kelly, Dulac; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Logan, Vardaman, Mrs. Jean Wilson, Greenville, Ala; three brothers, Lee R. Brown, Courtland, Miss., Rex Brown, Cleveland, Miss., Travis Brown, Bruce.

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Lurline Lecornu

"Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal" Tuesday, April 2, 1985 Page 14

Lurline Lecornu, 64, died Monday morning at her residence. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. John Flippin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Parker Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Glenda Hartley of Vardaman; two sons, Roy Keys of Memphis, Tenn., and Ricky Mooneyham of Greenwood; a sister, Mrs. Helen McClain of Vardaman; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Charlie E. Lecornu

"Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal" Tupelo, Mississippi August 3, 1983

Charlie E. LeCornu, 84, died Monday, Aug. 2, 1993, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 527, a Shriner, a York Rite and a Scottish Rite. He was a past Grand Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 147 and a delegate to the annual conference from his church in Vardaman for over 40 years. He was a former alderman for Vardaman and a mayor for eight years. He was a retired merchant.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Vardaman United Methodist Church with the Rev. E. A. Bailey officiating and the Rev. Billy McCord assisting. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman with Masonic rites. Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Lecornu of Tupelo; one daughter, Laura Nell Young of Biloxi; one son, Clifton Lecornu of Ferguson, N. C.; one brother, James Lecornu of Bay St. Louis; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today at the church.

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Janie Weber Lecornu

"The Sun Herald" July 1997 Biloxi, Mississippi

Janie Weber LeCornu, 88, of Vardaman, died Tuesday, July 8, 1997 in Gulfport.

Mrs. LeCornu was born April 4, 1909, in Jackson, Tenn. and was a retired merchant. She was a member of Vardaman United Methodist Church and Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie E. Lecornu; and her parents, Jospeh and Jennie Cain Weber. Survivors include a son, Clifton LeCornu of Ferguson, N. C.; a daughter, Laura Young of Biloxi; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Vardaman United Methodist Church where friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery with Eastern Star Rites. Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Vardaman is in charge of arrangements.

The family prefers memorials to Vardaman United Methodist Church, United Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo, or C. E. and Janie LeCornu Scholarship Fund at Millsap College.

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Rose Pagh Lecornu

"The Monitor Herald" Thursday, September 24, 1959

Mrs. Rose Pagh LeCornu, age 24, died at her home in Vardaman, where she had lived for approximately six months, on Saturday, September 19, 1959. She was the wife of James R. LeCornu of Vardaman.

A native of Oregon, she had moved with her husband to Vardaman where they were making their home. She was born in Portland, Oregon.

Mrs. LeCornu was a member of the Methodist Church and was active in church work. Since locating at Vardaman she had made many friends who appreciated her kindly ways toward others and her interest in the town and people. Her passing saddened the community.

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 20, at 2:00 in the afternoon from Vardaman Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Leo Bailey of Charleston, assisted by Rev. Doc Jeter and Rev. Clifton LeCornu. Internment was in Hillcrest Cemetery at Vardaman. James E. Cook Funeral Homes was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Pallbearers were Charles Penick, Paul Blue, Charles Fred Martin, Charles Roberts and Tom Therrell.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Stephen, 5 years old, and a daughter, Linda Rae, age 4; two brothers, Eugene Pagh and George Pagh of Langslot, Oregon; by a half-brother, Herbert Ivan Bell and a half-sister, Elizabeth Bell of Langslot, Oregon and her parents Mr. and Mrs. George J. Pagh of Oregon.

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Charles William Lecornu

Obituary for Charles LeCornu published in "San Diego Union-Tribune" on 1/29/04:

Charles William Lecornu Nov. 9, 1930 - Jan 25, 2004

Charles William Lecornu, 73, of Chula Vista died Sunday.

He was born in Mississippi and was a retired postal supervisor. He served in the Navy. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve.

Survivors include his wife, Susan; daughter, Suzette Castro of Chula Vista; son, Thomas of Chula Vista; sisters, Sandra Vega of Texas and Elisabeth Jenkins of Washington; brothers, Herbert and Richard of Baldwin Park and George of Palm Desert; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. today with rosary at 7 p.m., Glen Abbey Mortuary, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita. Mass: noon tomorrow, Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 1245 Fourth Ave., Chula Vista. Interment: with military honors, Blen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita. Donations: Ronald McDonald House, 3101 Berger Ave., San Diego, Ca 92123




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Van Buren Whittle

Mr. Van Buren Whittle, 72, died Thursday, May 17, 1973,in Houston Hospital, following a lengthy illness.

He resided at Vardaman where he was a Methodist and a Mason. He was a retired plant superintendent for Dyer Manufacturing Co., where he had worked for 54 years.

He was born in Calhoun County May 18, 1900, the son of Clayborn D. Whittle and Martha Elizabeth Langston Whittle, both natives of Calhoun County.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Florence Allen Whittle of Vardaman; three daughters: Mrs. Vannie Blue of Vardaman; Mrs. Dorothy Carter of Van Vleet and Mrs. Martha Carter of Houston; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at Vardaman Methodist Church. Rev. Ben Goodwin officiated, assisted by Rev. J. F. Hartley. Burial was in Houston Cemetery under the direction of Antony Funeral Home. Pallbearers were his grandsons: Tommy Carter, Earl Carter, Jerry Blue, Van Blue, Hunter Broomfield and Gary McQuary.




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Charles Ray Allen

VARDAMAN - Charles Ray Allen, 61, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born March 26, 1943, in Wheeler to Burton Allen and Ina Lee Ogeltree Allen.

He was a retired high school teacher with 30 years of service at Baldwin High School in Baldwin, Fla. He also was director of music at the First Baptist Church in Vardaman and a former director of music at the First Baptist Church of Baldwin, Fla.

He was a graduate of Vardaman High School, East Mississippi Community College and Mississippi State University. Known for his love, wit and humor, he set a standard for each to follow in his walk and service to Christ.




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Jimmy Don Hardin (1952 - 2014)

PITTSBORO - Jimmy Don Hardin, 61, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was born on Oct. 5, 1952, in Vardaman, and was a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church. He was the president of Hardin Trucking since 1983, a cattleman, and a farmer. He was an active member of the Miller Industries Race Recovery Team Since 1999. He served six years in the Mississippi National Guard. He loved his faithful dog, Lacey Jane.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Benny Hill officiating and Bro. Robert Earl Alexander assisting. Burial was in the Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Parker Memorial Funeral Homes, Inc. of Bruce in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by one daughter, Deidra Thrasher and husband, Steven of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; his mother, Goldie Bailey Hardin of Pittsboro; his fiancee, Susan George of Woodland; one sister, Karan Hardin Nester and husband, Chuck of Bruce; three brothers, Danny Hardin and wife, Donna of Bruce, Roncie Hardin and wife, SaDenna of Pittsboro and Harvey Hardin and wife, Cindy of Big Creek; three stepdaughters, Sherrie Springer, Leigh Anna Springer and her son, Alden and Whitney George; three grandchildren, Hardin, Hudson and Hensley Thrasher; and a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Lafayette (Fate) Hardin Sr.; and a nephew, Little Dan Hardin.

Pallbearers were Gary Edwards, Danny Hardin, David Hardin, Don Hardin, Harvey Hardin, James K. Hardin, Kenneth Hardin, Roncie Hardin and Billy Simonin. Honorary pallbearers were Chad Dauzat, Dustin Hardin, Trey Hardin, Dylan Mullen, Tripp Nestor, Toby Parker and Jerry Wilbourn.