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Annie Gee Bennett
   A celebration of life service for Annie Gee Bennett, 79, of Grenada, native of Yalobusha County, is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Belle Flower M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.  
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Belle Flower M.B. Church.
   Mrs. Bennett, surrounded by family, died Jan. 3, 2013, at her home.
   She was a homemaker of a growing fourth generation family, a member of Belle Flower M.B. Church, where she was a faithful member and a mother of the church until her health decreased. Mrs. Bennett enjoyed raising her family, talking on the phone and solving puzzle books. She was a non-smoker, but she battled with lung cancer until her death.
   Mrs. Bennett is survived by seven daughters, Mary-Ann McIver of Atlanta Ga., Patricia Branch of Oak Park Mich., Bobbie Scurlock of Stockbridge, Ga., Rozella Griffin, Geneva Scurlock, and Angie Bennett, all of Grenada, and Regina Herron of Ridgeland, Miss; a brother, Ramond Jefferson of Coffeeville; 33 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and other relatives and friends whom she loved dearly.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home and Lynn Conner’s Professional Elite Guards of Shreveport, La., are in charge.

Robbie Carolyn Eubanks
   Graveside services for Robbie Carolyn Eubanks, 65, of Coila, were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Coila Cemetery.
   Mrs. Eubanks died Jan. 7, 2013, at her residence of heart failure.
   She was the daughter of Lee Thomas Swindell and Eva Hutchinson Hendershot, and the widow of Edward M. Eubanks.
   Mrs. Eubanks was a former legal secretary and a member of Coila Baptist Church.
   In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a step-son, Tim Eubanks.
   Survivors include a daughter, Juanita L. Eubanks of Coila; two step-daughters, Delores McKittrick of Dallas and Gail Lockett of Baton Rouge; three step-sons, Sonny Eubanks of Benwheeler, Texas, Ernie Eubanks of Royce City, Texas, and Victor Eubanks of Merigold; a brother, Tim Hendershot of Coila; 21 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
   An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
   Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Hazel Johnson Garner
   Funeral services for Hazel Johnson Garner, 98, of Winona, are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at New Hope United Methodist Church in Winona. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona.
   Visitation is Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home; and Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.
   Mrs. Garner died Jan. 7, 2013, at her residence of heart failure.
   She was the daughter of Jasper Parker and Lera Collins Johnson and the widow of Barksdale Garner.
   Mrs. Garner was a retired bookkeeper, having worked for Hitt, Hart & Blackston Dry Goods, Johnson Rowe State Farm Insurance Agency, Winona Packing Plant, and Garner’s Service Station. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.
   In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Hoyt Johnson.
   Survivors include a daughter, Shirley G. Franks of Winona; two granddaughters and three great-grandsons.
   An online guestbook is available at www.ofhwinona.com.
   Oliver Funeral Home is in charge.

Versie Lee Jones
   Funeral services for Versie Lee Jones, 49, of Memphis, formerly of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Burning Bush M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mr. Jones died Jan. 4, 2013, at Baptist East in Memphis.
   He was born on Dec. 28, 1963.
   Survivors include four sisters, Shirley Mister and Ella Goodson, both of Grenada, Eveone Watson of Memphis and Lizzie Jones of St. Louis; and 10 brothers, Sylvester Willey, Griffin Jones, Elbert Jones, Preston Jones and Alfonzo Jones, all of Memphis, Earl Jones and Frankie Jones, both of Chicago, Timothy Jones of El Paso, Texas, Willie Jones of Arkansas, and Ken Jones.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Geneelan Ferrell Lott
   Funeral services for Geneelan Ferrell Lott, 92, of Winona, are at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Oliver Chapel in Winona. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona.
   Visitation is Friday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
   Mrs. Lott died Jan. 9, 2013, at Winona Manor of heart failure.
   She was the daughter of Sam and Julia O’Reagan Ferrell and the widow of Wesley H. Lott.
   Mrs. Lott was a retired sales clerk for Brown’s Department Store in Winona and a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Winona. She enjoyed gardening and quilting and loved her children and grandchildren.
   Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Flowers of Winona and Maxine Tompkins of Horn Lake; a son, Charles Lott of Greenville; six grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
   Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P. O. Box 318, Memphis, TN 38101.
   An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
   Oliver Funeral Home is in charge.

Willie James McGhaw Jr.
   Funeral services for Willie James McGhaw Jr., 62, of Kilmichael, formerly of Kenner, La., native of Winona, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Kilmichael Community Center. Burial will follow in Elkorn Cemetery.
   Mr. McGhaw died Jan. 2, 2013, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
   He was born Nov. 22, 1950.
   Mr. McGhaw attended J. J. Knox High School.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Alberta Simpson and Willie James McGhaw Sr.; and his grandmother, Olivia McChristian.
   Survivors include his wife, Annie Bertha McGhaw of Kilmichael; two sisters, Willette McGhaw and June McGhaw, both of St. Louis; and two brothers, Steve McGhaw of Memphis and David Simpson of Everette, Wash.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Wayne Russell Miley
   Funeral services for Wayne Russell Miley, 88, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at National Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
   Visitation was Thursday night, from 5-7 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
Wayne died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the Providence Assisted Living Center in Grenada.
   He was born on June 20, 1924, and was the son of Harvey and Lillian Mae Storey Miley of Simpson County.
   Wayne had retired as a Major with the Mississippi State Highway Patrol. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grenada, a Mason with the Grenada Lodge #31 and the Grand Lodge of Mississippi, the Grenada Eastern Star #253, Wahaki Shrine and past Chief of Police of Grenada. Wayne also served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He loved to be outdoors.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Lillian Miley; his wife Minnie Hulsey Miley; a daughter, Rosemary Madden; brothers and sisters, Virgie McGee, Wade Miley, Wesley Miley, Eula Little and Carrie Currie.
   He is survived by his children, Rusty Miley (Rene’), Rae Canterbury (Ron Bailey), Rosalind Ezell (Leighton), all of Grenada; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren;  also two sisters, Emily Slay and Betty Sue Higgins of Mendenhall; and two brothers, Eddie Ray Miley of Louisville and Harvey McGee of Brookhaven.
   Bro.’s Jim Nunnelee, Michael Lee and Harvey McGee will officiate the services with Bill Hood, Fred Hood, Bowen Johnson, Ron Bailey Justin Canterbury and Heath Weatherall serving as pallbearers. Ricky Mabry will provide the special music.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Carl White Stogner
   Graveside services for Carl White Stogner, 50, of Water Valley, were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.
   Mr. Stogner died Jan. 5, 2013, at Desoto Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven.  
   He was born on Nov. 4, 1962, to Alice White Stogner and Kenneth Lawrence Stogner.
   Mr. Stogner attended Southern Baptist Educational Center in Southaven and went on to attend NWCC and the University of Mississippi. He was a member of Civil Air Patrol and was a HAM radio operator. He was also a member of Gracewood Baptist Church in Southaven.
   He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Lawrence Stogner.
   Survivors include his mother, Alice White Stogner of Olive Branch; and his brother, James L. Stogner of Olive Branch.
   An online guestbook is at www.sevenoaksfuneralhome.com.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge.

Avron Rene’ Threadgill
   Funeral services for Avron Rene’ Threadgill, 74, of Stewart, are at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Oliver Chapel in Winona. Burial will follow in Reed’s Chapel Cemetery in Stewart.
   Mr. Threadgill died Jan. 7, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Eupora.
   He was the son of Avron Gid and Ada Simmons Threadgill.
   Mr. Threadgill was a retired employee of Tabor Brothers Automotive Supply and P&F Building Supply. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in Webster County, where he served as a Sunday School teacher and a deacon.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Catherine Cox Threadgill.
   Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Threadgill of Stewart; two daughters, Vicki Gray of Pontotoc and Sherri Thompson of Mathiston; a step-daughter, Tammy Worley of Walls; a son, Jimmy Threadgill of Stewart; a step-son, Chuck Nail of Winona; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
   An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
   Oliver Funeral Home is in charge. 



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