John McBee Barbour
Funeral services for John “McBee” Barbour, 66, of Winona, were at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Winona. Burial followed in Winona Garden of Memory.
Mr. Barbour died Feb. 27, 2013, of heart failure.
He was born on May 28, 1946, in Greenwood, and grew up in Yazoo City. He attended Lawrenceville School in New Jersey before graduating from Yazoo City High School. Mr. Barbour attended Belhaven College and graduated from Ole Miss. Having served in the Navy in Vietnam, he was engaged in both hotel and food services prior to his retirement.
Mr. Barbour was a real servant of the Lord, being an active member of The Foundry Baptist Church in Winona. He also participated in the Kairos Prison Ministries and the Walk to Emmaus Ministry.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Kay Barbour of Winona; a daughter, Kathryn Allman of Water Valley; a son, John Barbour of Winona; a sister, Genevieve Barbour of Jackson; a brother, Judge William Barbour of Yazoo City; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Foundry Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1139, Winona, MS 38967; the American Heart Association; or the Diabetes Foundation.
An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.
Richard L. Bethea
Funeral services for Richard L. Bethea, 74, of Water Valley, formerly of Memphis, were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial followed in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Bethea died Feb. 27, 2013, at his home.
He was born on April 4, 1938, in Dallas County, Ark., to Jesse Lee Bethea and Myrtle Gilmer Bethea. He graduated from Memphis Humes High School in 1956. Mr. Bethea worked at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company for 25 years until the plant closed in 1983. In his spare time, he coached baseball for Leawood Baptist Church and football for the Gaisman Sports Association.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael; his wife, Glenda; and a brother, Carl.
Survivors include a daughter, Renee; three sons, Russell, Rick and Ronald; a brother, Billy; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Wells Funeral Home was in charge.
Greek L. Cunningham Jr.
Greek L. Cunningham Jr., “G. L.,” 90, of Grenada, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Grenada Living Center.
He was born March 16, 1922, in Grenada County to Greek L. Cunningham Sr. and Fannie Sellers Cunningham.
He was a retired barber/stylist and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was also a long time member of the Grenada Civitan Club, Zero Hunting Club and the Gideon Society. He was a 25-year Rotarian and past president of the Mississippi Barbers Association. Mr. Cunningham was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Destroyer Squadron 48 Navy Veterans Association. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.
Visitation is Thursday, March 7, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada from 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral services will follow at Emmanuel Baptist Church at 3 p.m. with Dr. Brent Barker and Bro. Phillip Cook officiating. Interment is in Bethel Cemetery in Oxberry.
Survivors include two daughters, Melba Cunningham Detlefsen (Bill) of Eugene, Ore., and Beth Cunningham Kelch (Marvin) of Sugarland, La.; one son, Wayne Taylor (Pat) of Grenada; two sisters, Angeline Brewer of Florence, Ala., and Vivijean Dewberry of Collierville, Tenn.; and one brother, Joe Edgar Cunningham of Fritch, Texas. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Taylor Cunningham; his parents, Greek L. Cunningham Sr. and Fannie Sellers Cunningham; three sisters, Eunice Priscilla Cunningham, Josephine Mims and Clyde Murphy; and two brothers, Archie Cunningham and James Cunningham.
The family requests that memorials be made to Bethel Baptist Church-Oxberry Cemetery Fund, c/o Lynda Lee, 307 Delta Wing Rd., Holcomb, MS 38940.
Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge.
Edna Campbell Hyde
Funeral services for Edna Campbell Hyde, 88, of Tippo, are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston. Burial will follow in Needmore Cemetery in Tippo.
Mrs. Hyde died March 3, 2013, at Tallahatchie General Hospital in Charleston.
She was born on June 1, 1924, in Cleveland, Miss., to Richard Alden Campbell and Lydia Lois Hudgins Campbell.
Mrs. Hyde was a former supervisor at the Garment Manufacturing Co. in Sumner and plant manager at Con-Agra and Delta Pride. She was a member of Zion Grove Church of God of Prophecy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie W. Hyde; and her son, Charles Richard Hyde.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Carmen Hyde Oswalt of Brandon; and two great-grandchildren, Morgan Elise Oswalt and Zachary Hyde Oswalt, both of Brandon.
Memorials may be made to Zion Grove Church of God of Prophecy, 2538 Strider Rd., Scobey, MS 38953.
Womble Funeral Home is in charge.
Alice Moore Morris
Graveside services for Alice Moore Morris, 81, of Greenwood, were at 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, at Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski, Tenn.
Mrs. Morris died Feb. 28, 2013, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
Mrs. Morris was a member of First Baptist Church in Tchula. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a very devoted wife and mother. Mrs. Morris loved flower gardening and baking for her family and friends.
Surviving Mrs. Morris are her husband, Eugene Morris of Greenwood; three daughters, Janet Morris and Jennifer Buford, both of Greenwood, and Lisa Cunningham of Tchula; two sons, Phil Morris and Ronnie Morris, both of Greenwood; a sister, Beth Holley of Pulaski; a brother, Robert Moore of Pulaski; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th floor, New York, NY 10001.
An online guestbook is at www.wilsonandknight.com.
Wilson and Knight Funeral Home of Greenwood was in charge.
Funeral services for Ardis Simmons, 75, of Charleston, were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston. Burial followed in Friendship Church of God Cemetery.
Mr. Simmons died Feb. 28, 2013, in Grenada.
He was a self-employed mechanic and was called “The greatest mechanic in the state of Mississippi.” He loved hunting, gardening and talking. Mr. Simmons was a Baptist.
Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by his parents, Doug and Lillie Simmons; and a brother, Cecil Simmons.
Survivors include two daughters, Ester Gulliford of Peoria, Ariz., and Kimberly Lane of Charleston; a son, Gary Simmons of Grenada; seven sisters, Inez Shaw, Nellie Earley, Betty Tribble, and Patsy Simmons, all of Charleston, Dinah Fitzpatrick of Phoenix City, Ala., Barbara Martin of Coffeeville, and Dorothy Armstrong of Hattiesburg; three brothers, Donnie Simmons of Grenada, Marvin Simmons and Floyde Simmons, both of Charleston; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Newsom Funeral Home was in charge.
Ben O. White Jr.
Funeral services for Ben O. White Jr., 61, of Charleston, were at 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston. Burial followed in Charleston Cemetery.
Mr. White died March 2, 2013, in Grenada.
He was a retired engineer from Willis Engineering in Grenada and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Charleston. Mr. White was a road manager for Tallahatchie Co. and worked for E. J. Miller Engineering and Gardner Engineering in Indianola.
Mr. White was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Ruby White; and a brother, Wessley R. White.
Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Gwen Quillmon of Charleston; a son, Ben O. “Blue” White III of Scobey; a sister, Constance Lee Carstens of Madison, Wisc.; and five grandchildren.
Newsom Funeral Home was in charge.