Amanda Smith Abel
Amanda Smith Abel, 36, homemaker, was born Nov. 16, 1976, in Flowood, Miss., and passed away Jan. 11, 2013, at her home. She was a Christian.
Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Kevin Abel; one son, Kade Abel; one daughter, Sophia Abel; her parents, Ron and Marie Smith, all of Southaven; and her grandmothers, Lena Galloway of Southaven and Nell Smith of Oakland, Miss.
Visitation was Monday, Jan. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven. Services will be Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m., at the funeral home with burial in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven.
The family requests that any memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Twin Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.
Douglas M. Bishop Sr.
Funeral services for Douglas M. Bishop Sr., 68, of Grenada, formerly of Greenville, are at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Smith Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Bishop died Jan. 12, 2013, in Grenada.
He was born on Oct. 24, 1945, in Hollandale, Miss., to Dema L. and Della Hardy Bishop.
Mr. Bishop moved to Greenville at an early age with his family where he grew up and received his education. He retired from the Greenville Fire Department as Captain after 20 years of service in 1987. He was a resident of Grenada since 2001. Mr. Bishop was a Navy veteran, serving from 1962 to 1966. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Bishop was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
Survivors include a son, Douglas Bishop Jr. of Grenada; a sister, Barbara Hudson of Yukon, Okla.; a brother, Billy Joe Bishop of Eudora, Ark.; and two grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge.
Pate E. Brown Jr.
Funeral services for Pate E. Brown Jr., 87, of Cascilla, are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Cascilla Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Charleston Cemetery with military honors.
Mr. Brown died Jan. 12, 2013, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.
He was born on Sept. 6, 1925, to Pate E. Brown Sr. and Jessie Glen Allison Brown.
Mr. Brown was a farm loan employee of the Federal Land Bank and a former assistant County Agent. During World War II, he was an army veteran, serving at the Battle of the Bulge and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He served on the Tallahatchie School Board, the TVEPA Board, former President of the Tallahatchie Co. Cattleman’s Assoc., and a Mason. Mr. Brown was also a deacon at Cascilla Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Neesie Brown.
Survivors include a daughter, Lynda Pierce of Waynesville, N.C.; a son, Pate E. Brown III of Cascilla; a sister, Janice Lane of Nashville; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Cascilla Baptist Church, 577 Whitten Rd., Cascilla, MS 38920.
Womble Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge.
Funeral services for Myrtis Cox, 80, of North Carrollton, were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Winona. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.
Mrs. Cox died Jan. 9, 2013, at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital of heart failure.
She was the daughter of Joseph Andy and Lillie Beatrice Corder Corley.
Mrs. Cox was the owner of Western Auto in North Carrollton for 45 years and was a member of North Carrollton Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by two sisters, Sylvia Campbell and Stella Kent; and two brothers, Joseph A. Corley Jr. and Fred Corley.
Survivors include her husband, O. M. Cox of North Carrollton; a daughter, Kathy Cox of North Carrollton; two sons, Gayland Cox of Ridgeland and Terry Cox of Carrollton; a brother, Bill Corley of Carrollton; four grandchildren; and her special caregivers, Willie Mae Arthur, Lucille Williams, and Josephine Moore.
An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
Lee Funeral Home of Winona was in charge.
Dorothy Virginia Moorman Lawson Fowler
A memorial service for Dorothy “Doris” Virginia Moorman Lawson Fowler, 77, of Enid, will be held at a later date in Gulfport.
Mrs. Fowler died Jan. 11, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford.
She was born May 11, 1935, in Charleston, Miss., to Dexter D. and Nellie Jones Moorman.
Mrs. Fowler was a Baptist and a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Willie Mae Farris and Peggy Patton; and a brother, Harvey Moorman.
Survivors include her husband, William R. Fowler of Enid; five daughters, Barbara Hardy of Byhalia, Sherry Matheny of Pass Christian, Mary Lawson, Bonnie Moran, and Patty Tilman, all of Gulfport; two sisters, Mildred Alexander and Mary Bethune, both of Oakland, Miss.; a brother, Wilson Moorman of Pleasant Hill; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge.
Funeral services for Geneva Hervey, 48, of Water Valley, are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the City Auditorium in Water Valley.
Visitation is Saturday from 11 a.m. until service time at the auditorium.
Miss Hervey died Jan. 11, 2013, as the result of an automobile accident.
She was born on Jan. 6, 1965, in Water Valley, to James Earl Johnson and Sarah Houston. Miss Hervey was a member of Union Hill C.M.E. Church in Water Valley. She enjoyed cooking barbeque, listening to music and dancing. She had a great sense of humor, enjoyed life and loved her family and grandchildren dearly.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Felicia Walker; and two brothers, Bobby Hervey and R. V. Hervey.
In addition to her father, survivors include two daughters, Patrice Walker of Water Valley and Lakeisha Walker of Coffeeville; two sons, Michael Hervey and Wesley Walker, both of Water Valley; her grandparents, Cloister Hervey and Deolar Johnson, both of Water Valley; three sisters, Cassie Houston, Annie Hervey and Shenetha Hawkins, all of Water Valley; six brothers, Goldie Hervey, Michael Houston, Johnny Hervey, Bobby Hervey and Johnny C. Hervey, all of Water Valley, and Terry Hervey of Enid; and six grandchildren.
An online guestbook is at www.sevenoaksfuneralhome.com.
Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.
Graveside services for Eugene Hill, 61, of Grenada, were at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Hebron Cemetery in Grenada.
Visitation was Monday, Jan. 14, from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., at National Funeral Home.
Eugene died Jan. 11, 2013, at his home.
He was born on Sept. 11, 1951, and was the son of Chester Lee Hill and Mary Carroll Hill of Grenada.
Eugene was a self-employed mechanic and enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Hill is survived by his mother, Mary Hill; three sisters, Linda Cunningham, Rhonda Langham, and Debbie Sue Milton; and one brother, Larry Hill, all of Grenada.
National Funeral Home was in charge.
Randell Jack Hood
A memorial service for Randell Jack Hood, 53, of Germany, is at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Harris officiating.
Visitation is Saturday, Jan. 19, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., at National Funeral Home.
Randell died Jan. 3, 2013, in Germany.
He was born on July 30, 1959, and was the son of William Jack Hood and Opal Laverne Britt Hood of Grenada.
Randell joined the U.S. Army when he was 16 years old and served until his retirement at the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Mr. Hood is survived by his wife, Rosi Hood; two daughters, Jessice Hood Murphy and Angelina Hood; and one son, Benjamin Joshua Hood, all of Germany; two sisters, Mary Lou Hood Morman of Duck Hill and Kimberly Darlene Hood Boyette of Senatobia; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
National Funeral Home is in charge.
Sarah Blaylock Lancaster
Funeral services for Sarah Blaylock Lancaster, 83, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Carroll County.
Visitation is Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m., at National Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lancaster died Jan. 13, 2013, at her home in Carroll County.
She was born on June 27, 1929, and was the daughter of Falcon Blaylock and Inez Ezell Blaylock of Carroll County.
Sarah was a retired beautician and a homemaker. She was a member of Lakewood Independent Methodist Church in Grenada where she was the church organist for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Falcon and Inez Blaylock; her husband, James Floyd Lancaster; one sister, Ellen Williamson; and one brother, James Blaylock.
Mrs. Lancaster is survived by one daughter, Sherry Jean Watson of Leesburg, Fla.; two sons, Cayce Shnon Lancaster and James Dwight Lancaster, both of Grenada; one sister, Peggy Williamson of Elliott; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Eddie Nester, Scott Craven, Rusty Bailey, Bubba Vance, Bill Hunt and Larry (Wab) Morris.
National Funeral Home is in charge.
Norma B. McKee
Funeral services for Norma B. McKee, 86, of Batesville, native of Yalobusha County, were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. McKee died Jan. 10, 2013, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.
She was born on May 30, 1926, in Yalobusha County, to Irene Horton and Charles Grady Byers Sr.
Mrs. McKee was a homemaker and a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C. S. McKee Jr.; and two brothers, Kenneth Horton Byers and Charles Grady Byers Jr.
Survivors include two daughters, Lynn M. Finnie of Batesville and Kathy M. Downey of Germantown, Tenn.; a grandson, a great-granddaughter, and two step-granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation, 322 Eight Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Wells Funeral Home was in charge.
Marlon Jerelle Morgan
Funeral services for Marlon Jerelle Morgan, 16, of Grenada, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Abundant Life Assembly of the Apostolic Faith. Burial followed in Haven Rest Cemetery.
Marlon died Jan. 4, 2013, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
He was born on Sept. 18, 1996.
Marlon was a tenth grade student at Grenada High School.
Survivors include his father, Marlon Ross; and his mother, Bernnadette Morgan.
Eddie Robinson Funeral Home was in charge.
Jerry Glen Palmertree
Funeral services for Jerry Glen Palmertree, 59, of Poplar Creek, are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Hebron Baptist Church in Poplar Creek. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 5 until 8 p.m., at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona; and on Wednesday, from 9 a.m. until service time, at Hebron Baptist Church.
Mr. Palmertree died Jan. 12, 2013, at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital of heart failure.
He was a member of the Baptist faith. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Mr. Palmertree was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Lee Palmertree; and a brother, James Thomas Palmertree.
Survivors include his mother, Elaine Palmertree of Poplar Creek; three sisters, Alice Vance of Kilmichael, Brenda Bishop of North Carolina, and Diane Palmertree of Poplar Creek; four brothers, James Palmertree and Carroll Palmertree, both of French Camp, Jimmy Palmertree and Curtis Palmertree, both of Poplar Creek; and a host of nieces and nephews.
An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
Oliver Funeral Home is in charge.
Patsy Whitworth Stoker
Funeral services for Patsy Whitworth Stoker of Winona will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Winona, with burial to follow in the New Gauley Cemetery near Calhoun City. The Rev. Ed McDaniel and The Rev. Kenneth Armstrong will officiate the services.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. until service time, at Oliver Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stoker died of heart failure at Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona on Friday, Jan. 11. She was 75 years old.
Mrs. Stoker was the daughter of the late John Ivan and Clydene Parker Whitworth. She was a homemaker and loved everyone. She was a member of North Winona Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. Mrs. Stoker was also preceded in death by her sister, Lynn Robinson; and a brother, Parker Whitworth.
Survivors include her husband, Wendell Stoker of Winona; three daughters, Vicki Barton Collins, Sherri Brisendine, and Wendy Rushing, all of Winona; one son, Marty Barton of Winona; one brother, Tony Whitworth of Walls; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Gauley Cemetery Fund, 158 CR 309, Calhoun City, MS 38916.
An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is handling arrangements.