Richard ‘Head’ Waldon

Richard “Head” Waldon, 45, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. He enjoyed doing woodwork, hunting, fishing, his roosters and rescuing dogs.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 27, 2022, in the Baldwyn Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Faulkner officiating. Burial was in the Zion Hill Cemetery.

Richard is survived by his sons, Dakota Gene Waldon (Liz) and Jack Dalton Waldon of Blue Springs; his brothers, Steve Waldon (Donna) of Blue Springs and Jackie Waldon (Mandy) of Florida; his sister, Renae Foster (Jeff) of Blue Springs; his mother, Ruby Waldon of Blue Springs; his grandson, Colton Bryar Smith; his life-long friend, Brenda Waldon; his nieces and nephews, Mike Mink (Geneva), Matt Mink (Janna), Court Enfinger, Amy Staten (Matt), Jodie Roberts (Alan), Dayton “Big D” Waldon and Cass Felks.

He was preceded in death by his father, RS Jack Waldon; his grandparents, Sam & Dovie Waldon and Gene & Marie Hall and his best friend, Mac Croft.

Pallbearers were Mitch Malone, Alan Roberts, Jeff “Catfish” Foster, Mike Mink, Matt Mink, Braddley Buse, Dillon McClure and Rickey “Hambone” Hamblin.

Charlotte Louise Kent Dillard

Charlotte Louise Kent Dillard, 72, passed away Friday, March 25, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County in New Albany. She was born June 23, 1949, in Baldwyn, to the late Jimmie Louise Prather Kent and Vivian Noel Kent.

Charlotte was a beautician and later became a successful independent insurance agent. She loved being with her family, was an avid reader, and enjoyed puzzle books. Charlotte also had a great appreciation of history and treasured collecting antiques.

Charlotte is survived by her husband, Tim Dillard; her son, Andy Dillard (Brooke); her grandchildren, McKinley Dillard, Mary-Claire Dillard and McClain Dillard all of New Albany.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles (Charlie) Noel Kent; her nephew, Jason Kent and her beloved dog, Dillon.

Services were held at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 27, 2022, at Lighthouse Baptist Church in New Albany.

Pallbearers were Alex Boxx, Mark Todd Duggar, Jeffery Hall, Tyler Looney, Tommy Hardin, and Bo Hefner.

Honorary pallbearers were Walker Kent, Charlie Dillard, Kenny Dillard, Ricky Dillard, Tommy Boxx and Ray Looney.

Rev. David Sloan

Rev. David Sloan, 78, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He had served faithfully as the Senior Pastor of the Potter’s Wheel Church in Guntown and was the founding member of the Sloan Family Ministries. He had a deep passion for his ministry and traveled for 27 years spreading the word. He enjoyed playing his guitar, singing and spending time with his family, especially his loving wife.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, March 28, 2022, at The Potter’s Wheel Church with Rev. Randall Weaver officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery in Walnut.

Rev. David is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Joan Sloan of Theo; his daughter, Tina Sloan Kornegay (Nathan) of Walnut; his grandson, Bryson Gentry of Walnut; his sisters-in-law, Jane Dillingham and Jean Stanley of Walnut; his nieces, Rhonda Stanley Modlin of Walnut and Elizabeth Peters Clements (James) of Tupelo and his nephew, Matthew Peters of Walnut.

He was preceded in death by his parents, EW and Pearl Sloan; his son, Rodney Sloan; his brothers, Dan and Sherman Sloan; his in-laws, Isaac and Olarhue Eubanks and his brothers-in-law, Gilbert Dillingham and Joe Stanley.

Pallbearers were Bryson Gentry, Darrin Blalock, Isaiah Hernandez, Ben Kimbrel, Tyler Winter, Junior Kornegay, and Riley Vanstory.

Lee Stevenson

Orthia Lee Stevenson, 93, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. She was born May 30, 1928, to Leonard and Annie Frances Miller. She worked at Booneville Hospital for many years. She attended Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her yard, gardening and conversing with people.

A celebration of life graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Booneville Cemetery with Minister Tony Brown officiating. Services were under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home.

She is survived by one son, Bill Stevenson; one daughter, Betty Torrence; two grandchildren, Chris (Mary) Torrence and Derek Stevenson; and three great-grandchildren, Abby Stevenson, Marly Stevenson and Skyla Stevenson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Stevenson; an infant daughter, Annie Florence Stevenson; a son-in-law, Jimmy Torrence; her parents; two brothers, one sister; and one grandson, Jimmy Dean Torrence.

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Riley Eugene Melton

BALDWYN — Riley Eugene Melton, 69, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2022, at NMMC. He was an avid horse and sports lover. He was a member of several Saddle Clubs around the Tri-state area. He was a supervisor at Quacker Fabric before he became disabled. He loved his grandchildren and he was a Baptist.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, of 44 1/2 years, Alice Faye Price Melton of Baldwyn; children, Robin Melton Johnson of Ratliff and Ryan Melton (Courtney) of Mantachie; grandchildren, Hannah and Addison Smith of Carthage, Brayden Johnson of Ratliff, Gresham and Fifi Melton of New Albany, Kaitlyn Walton and Payton Baxter of Mantachie; brother, Jimmy Dale Melton of Tampa, Fla.; host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Riley Melton and Avalene Brazil McDonald; in-laws, Mack and Alice Price; brother, Don Melton; son-in-law, Ned Johnson.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.water

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