Mary Elizabeth Geesler
Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Geesler, 88, of Grenada, are at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Vicksburg. Monsignor Patrick Farrell will be officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation was Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., with Christian Wake Service at 6 o’clock at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home in Vicksburg.
Miss Geesler died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at the home of Dan and Rosa Buzzarde in Grenada.
She was a native of Vicksburg and worked for South Central Bell (later AT&T) for over 33 years.
Miss Geesler was preceded in death by her father, William Adolph Geesler Sr.; her mother, Mary O’Connell Geesler; and two brothers, William Adolph Geesler Jr. and Harry V. Geesler.
Survivors include a cousin, Rosa Messina Buzzarde of Grenada; and numerous friends and family members.
Pallbearers will be John Verdino, Kenny Roberts, and Patrick Mardis. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Dicks and Dan Buzzarde.
Caretakers for Mary Geesler were Ellen Jackson and Patricia Garcia.
Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.
Melvin Luke Kunefke
Funeral services for Melvin Luke Kunefke, 47, of Gore Springs, are at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan., 18, at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Gore Springs.
Visitation is Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
Melvin died Jan. 15, 2013, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford.
He was born on Mar. 24, 1965, and was the son of Melvin Paul Kunefke and Caroline Gant Kunefke.
Melvin was a grocery store manager and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Candice Louise Kunefke; and one brother, Timothy Paul Kunefke.
Melvin is survived by two sons, Luke Paul Kunefke (Mary Grace) of Harrisonburg, Va., and Dustin Cole Kunefke of Fort Worth, Texas; his parents, Melvin and Caroline Kunefke of Gore Springs; three brothers, Raymond David Kunefke (Barbara Gail) of Amarillo, Texas, William Douglas Kunefke (Stephanie S.) of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Larry Dean Kunefke of Tillatoba; and one granddaughter, Gracelynne Kaye Kunefke.
National Funeral Home is in charge.
Sarah Blaylock Lancaster
Funeral services for Sarah Blaylock Lancaster, 83, of Grenada, were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery in Carroll County.
Visitation was 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 was in charge.
Nancy Elizabeth Cook Locke
Funeral services for Nancy Elizabeth Cook Locke, 71, of Winona, are at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Winona. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona.
Visitation is Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at Lee Funeral Home.
Mrs. Locked died Jan. 15, 2013, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis of respiratory failure.
She was born on Mar. 10, 1941, to Stokely G. B. Cook and Lola Mae Campbell Cook in Velma, Okla.
Mrs. Locke was a homemaker, a former carrier for the Jackson Daily News/Clarion Ledger, and a florist. She lived her life taking care of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who loved her so very much.
She was preceded in death by her father, Stokely G. B. Cook; her mother, Lola Mae Campbell Cook; two sisters, Martha Cook Philpot and Geneva Mae Cook Nunley; and a great-granddaughter, Laura Leigh Eldridge.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Edward Addison Locke III of Winona; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Locke Eldridge of Winona; a son, Edward “Eddie” Addison Locke IV of Winona; one sister, Virginia Cook Tugman of Comanche, Okla.; two brothers, John Wayne Cook of Oklahoma City and David Earl Cook of Comanche; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Sanctuary Window Fund, P.O. Box 408, Winona, MS 38967.
An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
Lee Funeral Home is in charge.
Roland Mays Jr.
Funeral services for Roland Mays Jr., 69, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Greater Pine Hill M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Greater Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Gore Springs.
Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Eddie Robinson Funeral Home.
Mr. Mays was born on Apr. 13, 1943, in Calhoun County, to Roland Mays Sr. and Willie B. Starks Mays.
He was a retired auto specialist from St. Joseph, Mich.
Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.
Funeral services for Curren Noah, 89, of Carrollton, were at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Winona. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.
Mr. Noah died Jan. 13, 2013, at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital of heart failure.
He was the son of Henry and Mary Johnston Noah and a lifetime resident of Carroll County.
Mr. Noah was a retired employee of the Mississippi Forestry Commission, having worked with the commission from 1951 until 1985. He enjoyed raising cattle and was an avid fox hunter. Mr. Noah was a member of Enon Methodist Church in Carroll County.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Wilna Noah of Carrollton; a sister, Evelyn Dowdle of Memphis; two brothers, Bishop Noah of Millington, Tenn., and Ben Noah of Walnut; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P. O. Box 318, Memphis, TN 38101.
An online guestbook is available at www.ofhwinona.com.
Lee Funeral Home was in charge.
Jone Eva McFarland Williams
Funeral services for Jone Eva McFarland Williams, 70, of Memphis, formerly of Coffeeville, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Mt. Moriah Baptist District Association Building in Coffeeville.
Visitation is Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at M. J. Edwards Funeral Home in Memphis.
Mrs. Williams died Jan. 10, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
She was born on Mar. 1, 1942.
Survivors include her sister, Annie Mae McFarland Mister of Grenada; and four children, Norris McFarland, Remonda Monroe, Debra Williams, Brenda Williams, and Andre Williams, all of Memphis.
M. J. Edwards Funeral Home is in charge.