Walter Franklin Lay
Funeral services for Dr. Walter Franklin Lay, 70, of Winona, formerly of Union, are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at First Baptist Church in Winona and at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Antioch Baptist Church in Prentiss. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Winona, on Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona and on Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Prentiss.
Dr. Lay died Feb. 3, 2013, at his residence of heart failure.
He was born on Oct. 24, 1942, in Portsmouth, Va., to the late W. J. and Willie Mae Evans Lay.
Dr. Lay attended Clarke Memorial College and was a graduate of William Carey University, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Reform Theological Seminary. He preached for 52 years, serving as pastor of several churches in Mississippi. He served on the International Mission Board for 15 years. With his wife, he was a missionary to Costa Rica. He was most recently Director of Missions for Carroll and Montgomery Counties, retiring in December 2012. Dr. Lay enjoyed photography and writing poetry. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Winona.
In addition to his parents, preceding Dr. Lay in death is his son, David Franklin Lay.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Margaret Carraway Lay of Winona; his daughter, Rebekah Elizabeth Lay of Winona; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, P. O. Box 408, Winona, MS 38967.
An online register is available at www.ofhwinona.com.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge.
Sarah Mildred Winters
Funeral services for Sarah Mildred Winters, 86, of Grenada, are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at New Bethel Holiness Church. Burial will follow in New Bethel Holiness Church Cemetery in Ashland, Miss.
Visitation is Tuesday from 5 p.m. until service time at the church.
Mrs. Winters died Feb. 4, 2013, in Grenada.
She was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Holiness Church.
Preceding Mrs. Winters in death are her husband, Luther Edward Winters and sons, Terry Lewis Winters and Kenneth Earl Winters.
Surviving Mrs. Winters are four daughters, Annell Kendall of Grenada, Vivian Blount of Duck Hill, Sonia Hill of Cascilla, and Cynthia Scallion of Pope; five sons, Roy Winters, Charlie Gene Winters and Merrill Winters, all of Cascilla, Radford Winters and Wayne Winters of Grenada; two sisters, Earnestine Kendall and Rivers Dungan, of Cascilla; two brothers, R.D. Albritton and Paul Googe Albritton of Grenada; 23 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren.
Memorial Contributions may be made to New Bethel Holiness Church building fund.
Newsom Funeral Home is in charge.