James Dacus Allen
Funeral services for James Dacus Allen, 63, of Duck Hill, formerly of Cascilla were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Sparta Cemetery in Holcomb.
Mr. Allen died Feb. 7, 2013, at his sister’s home in Elliott.
He was born on Jan. 31, 1950, and was the son of the late Clanton and Gladys Allen.
Mr. Allen was employed at Luvata for 19 years and was a member of Cascilla Baptist Church.
Surviving Mr. Allen are two daughters, Tiffany Michelle Hill of Scobey and Rebecca Ellen “Becky” Allen of Cascilla.; two sisters, Sarah Kay Miller of Tie Plant and Brenda Joy Long of Elliott; two brothers, John Wayne Allen of Tyrone, Ga., and Charles Dennis Allen of Big Creek; four grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a host of family and friends.
Eddie Robinson Funeral Home was in charge.
Bertha Bacon Jacks
Bertha Bacon Jacks, 89, of Grenada, departed from this life on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Providence Assisted Living Center in Grenada.
Born June 16, 1923, in Carroll County, Bertha was the daughter of Walter F. and Johnnie Bacon. She graduated from J. Z. George High School in Carrollton. She was married to Harvey Denton “Pete” Jacks who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death are her only son, Walter “Denny” Jacks, and several siblings, Buddy Bacon and Allyne Holmes of Winona, Latha Austin of Greenwood, and Dorrence Chambley of McCarley.
Bertha is survived by her daughter-in-law, Lon Jacks and grandson, John Jacks of Germantown, Md. Additional survivors are nieces, Shirley Curtis of Greenwood, Mary Elizabeth Corley of McCarley, Betty Lynn Hudson of Southlake, Texas and Georgia Ross of Fayetteville, Ark. Bertha was a mainstay in the care of both Latha and Allyne after they became unable to live independently. A host of other relatives and friends join in cherishing her memory.
Bertha and Pete lived in Grenada for over 60 years where Bertha was employed by Bell South Telephone Company as an operator. She was one of those friendly voices that asked “number please” which exist today only in memories or in reruns of old television programs. After retirement, Bertha maintained a close relationship with her former co-workers through the Telephone Pioneers Club. She also enjoyed daily coffee chats with neighbors and walked for exercise with friends into her 80s.
Bertha was loyal to her family and church, First United Methodist Church of Grenada. She attended worship services, the John Rundle Sunday School Class and the XYZ Club until shortly before her death.
Visitation is Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Grenada from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Potter and the Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Interment is in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona.
The family requests that memorials be made to the donor’s choice of charity.
Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge.
Florence M. Lovell
Florence M. Lovell, 87, of Grenada, formerly of Deming, N.M., died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Providence Assisted Living Center in Grenada. She was born on Feb. 25, 1925, in West Unity, Ohio to William Pollard and Helen Catherine Fulks Garrison. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and was also a 30 year member and officer of the Deming Gem & Mineral Society of New Mexico.
Survivors include her husband, Al Lovell of Grenada; two sons, Dennis K. Lovell of Grenada and Aaron D. Lovell of Westmont, Ill.; one daughter, Bonnie Lovell Hill of Kosse, Texas; and one sister, Pauline Gebo of Deming, N.M. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Garrison.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Garner Harper Funeral Home was in charge.
Billy Ray McDaniel
Funeral services for Billy Ray McDaniel, 74, of Greenwood, are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows East Cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. McDaniel died Feb. 17, 2013, at Crystal Health and Rehab.
He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He was a hardworking, kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. Billy was well liked by everyone who knew him, and he will be missed by all.
Mr. McDaniel was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Inez Hodges McDaniel; a daughter, Donna Williams Smith; and a sister, Brenda Grosa.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Sue McDaniel of Greenwood; a daughter, Karen Sue Williams Makamson of Greenwood; two sons, Mike Williams and Jamie Williams, both of Greenwood; two sisters, Juanita Hayes of Carthage and Mary Ballanger of Jackson; a brother, Wallace McDaniel of Greenwood; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
An online guestbook is at www.wilsonandknight.com.
Wilson and Knight Funeral Home is in charge.
Donna Jean Mitchell
A memorial service for Donna Jean Mitchell, 59, of Knoxville, Tenn., was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at N. L. Jones Funeral Home in Tupelo. Her ashes were interred in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Bellefontaine, Miss.
Mrs. Mitchell died Feb. 7,2013.
She was born in East Prairie Mo., on July 16, 1953, and was the daughter of the late Lloyd L. Vines and Dorothy J. Greer.
Mrs. Mitchell grew up in the Assembly of God Faith. Until the time of her illness, she had a career as an LPN.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Edwin Bobby Mitchell of Grenada; two sons, Eric L. Carlyle of Tupelo and Edwin Brian Mitchell of Knoxville, Tenn.; siblings, Ricky L. Vines and Michael “Mike” L. Vines of Tupelo and Melody M. Parker of Charleston; four grandchildren and other family members in Mississippi and Missouri.
A guest register is available at www.nljonesandson.com.
N. L. Jones Funeral Home is in charge.
Merlene Gholston Shelton
Funeral services for Merlene Gholston Shelton, 61, of Gore Springs, formerly of Hoss Penn, were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Pleasant Grove First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Shelton died Feb. 8, 2012, at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.
She was born in 1951 and was the daughter of the late George and Gratchet Gholston of Gore Springs.
Mrs. Shelton worked at Spotless Cleaners, was a member of Pleasant Grove First Baptist Church and a Calhoun City High School graduate.
Surviving Mrs. Shelton are her daughter, Myeshe Shelton of Eupora; two sons, Tyrone Shelton of Maben and James Shelton of Gore Springs; three sisters, Lena Waton and Rurth Gholston of Chicago and Elma Gholston of Chicago.
Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.
Patsy Ann Whitten Smith
Patsy Ann Whitten Smith, 70, of Grenada, died Feb. 16, 2013. She was born on July 26, 1942, in Grenada to Malcolm Julian and Gertrude Bratton Whitten.
She attended Zion Grove Church of God of Prophecy and Hardy Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers Bobby and Billy Whitten.
She is survived by her husband, Charles W. Smith of Grenada; one son Jimmy Smith of Jayess, Miss.; three brothers, Roger Whitten, Jerry Whitten and Ray Whitten; and one sister, Betty Smith, all of Scobey; four grandchildren, Tyler, Jacob, Lucas and Abigail Smith, all of Jayess.
Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, from 4-6 p.m., at Garner-Harper Funeral Home. Funeral Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Smith Cemetery in Rosebloom.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge.
Robert Edward Whaley
Funeral services for Robert Edward Whaley, 78, of Grenada, were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church in Grenada. Burial followed in the Oddfellows Cemetery in Grenada.
Visitation was Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the church.
Robert died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Holmes County Hospital in Lexington.
He was born on Sept. 11, 1936, and was the son of the late Ware and Ella Cook Whaley.
Robert is retired from the City of Grenada as a construction foreman.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Downs Whaley of Grenada; two daughters, Beth Napier of New Orleans and Joy Cocke of Holly Springs, Miss.; one son, Carter Cocke of Holly Springs; two grandchildren, Heather and Joseph Cocke; and one great-grandchild, Madison Hope Gurkin.
Tony Franks and Charles Willis officiated the services.
National Funeral Home was in charge.