John Wesley Banks
Funeral services for John Wesley Banks, 78, of Grenada, were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, at National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Childers officiating. A private family burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
Pallbearers were David James, Joe Frazier, Larry Vance, Bill Bailey, Jacob Banks, Taylor Banks, David Braswell, and Jay Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Bo Breland, Dynamite Kirk, Charles Breland and Buddy Pender.
Visitation was Wednesday, April 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at National Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Banks died Monday, April 1, 2013, at his home.
He was born on Oct. 31, 1934, and was the son of Wrennie T. Banks and Katie St. John Banks of Blytheville, Ark.
John was the owner of Grenada Paper Company, which he started in 1984. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1973 at the rank of lieutenant after serving 20 plus years. John was an avid golf player and an avid Ole Miss fan. He was fun loving and enjoyed life to the fullest.
Mr. Banks is survived by his wife, Rose Childers Banks of Grenada; one daughter, Cassie Veazey and her husband, Larry, of Grenada; one son, Wes Banks and his wife, Leslie, of Grenada; two sisters, Carolyn Crump and her husband, Paul, of Blytheville, Ark., and Mary Payne of Bono, Ark.; and three grandchildren, Jacob Banks, Taylor Banks and Morgan Banks.
National Funeral Home was in charge.
Mary Cathy Bennett
Funeral services for Mary Cathy Bennett, 64, of Grenada are at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Oliver Chapel in Winona. Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery in Winona.
Visitation is Friday, from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bennett died March 31, 2012, at her home of cancer.
She was the daughter of the late Audley and Mary Ethel Taylor Mayhan.
Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker and a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Grenada.
In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Bennett in death is a son, Jerry Lee “Ben” Bennett Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Bennett of Grenada; four daughters, Tina Hillhouse of Water Valley, Tammy Hillhouse of Seattle, Wash., Tana McCollough of Duck Hill, Tara Ables of Grenada; son, Kent Bennett of Grenada; two sisters, Nancy Janiszewski of Grenada, Chester Ann Mayhan of Greenwood; three brothers, James Mayhan of Grenada, Leslie Wayne Mayhan of Tenn., Jimmy Mayhan of Grenada; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
An online guestbook is available at (www.ofhwinona.com.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge.
Rita Margaret Gordin Goodson
Funeral services for Rita Margaret Gordin Goodson, 62, of Grenada, formerly of Derma, are at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City. Bro. John Warren will officiate the services. Burial will follow in New Gauley Cemetery in Calhoun City.
Visitation is Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Pryor Funeral Home.
Mrs. Goodson died April 4, 2013, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
She was born on April 21, 1950, in Greenwood, to Dennis Gordin Jr. and Ina McLemore Gordin.
Mrs. Goodson was a retired RN of Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis and a member of Derma Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Goodson; her second husband, David Goodson; and her niece, Cynthia Harrison.
Mrs. Goodson is survived by two sisters, Melissa Alexander of Oxford and Sharon Harrison of Antioch, Ill.; a brother, Dennis E. Gordin III of Taylors, S.C.; and a special friend, Jimmy Ross of Grenada.
Pallbearers are Marshall Alexander, William Alexander and Michael Joe Cannon.
Online condolences may be offered at pryorfuneralhome.om.
Pryor Funeral Home is in charge.
Graveside service for Allene Griffin, 92, of Eupora,
formerly of Winona, was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, in Oakwood
Cemetery in Winona.
Mrs. Griffin died March 28, 2012, in Golden Living Center in Eupora.
She was the daughter of the late John and Clyde Carpenter Matthews
Mrs. Griffin was a homemaker and a Baptist.
addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Griffin in death are her
husband, Wade Hampton Griffin and a daughter, Wadie Griffin McDaniel.
Mrs. Griffin are four daughters, Cathy Brett of Springfield, Mo., Cindy
Gibson of Yukon, Okla., Gloria Steed of Winona, Greta Griffin of
Kosciusko; son, Wade Griffin of Holly Springs;10 grandchildren; and five
An online guestbook is available at www.ofhwinona.com.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona was in charge.
Jimmy R. Harrell
Funeral services for Jimmy R. Harrell, 56, of Enid, were at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville.
Mr. Harrell died April 2, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
He was born on Aug. 7, 1956, in Pelahatchie, Miss., to the late Ollie Ray and Gladys Genell Shivers Harrell.
Mr. Harrell was an electrician for Star Delta in Clarksdale.
In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. Harrell in death is his step-daughter, Sandra West.
Surviving Mr. Harrell are his wife, Joyce J. Harrell of Water Valley; two daughters, Jamey Miller of Clarksdale and Tina Wirt of Indiana; son, Jessie Harrell of Petal; one step-son, Roby McPherson of Jasper, Ala.; brother, Bobby Harrell of Jackson, Miss.; and 13 grandchildren.
Wells Funeral Home was in charge.
James Thomas Redwine
James Thomas “Tommy” Redwine, 67, of Coffeeville, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born on March 11, 1946, in Calhoun County to Lewis, Sr. and Vera Winters Redwine. He was a retired truck driver and also served in the U.S. Army in Berlin.
Visitation was Wednesday, April 3, at Garner Harper Funeral Home in Coffeeville, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services were Thursday, April 4, at New Hope Baptist Church in Coffeeville at 10:30 a.m. with Bro. Truman Scarborough officiating. Interment followed in the New Hope Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Slade Redwine and Dereck Redwine, both of Coffeeville; three brothers, Lewis Redwine Jr. and Billy Redwine of Coffeeville and Edward Earl Redwine of Carrollton; one sister, Lucy Wright of Coffeeville. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Abby, Riley, Andy, and Jack Redwine, all of Coffeeville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Cornelius Redwine.
Garner Harper Funeral Home was in charge.
Charlie C. Robinson
Funeral services for Charlie C. Robinson, 60, of Slidell, La., native of Grenada, are at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Little Rock M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Gore Springs.
Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
Mr. Robinson died March 30, 2013, at Ochsner North Shore Hospital in Slidell.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1952, and was the son of Charles Robinson and the late Elnora Robinson of Hernando, Miss.
Mr. Robinson was chef, a Baptist, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a 1970 graduate of Carrie Dotson High School. He enjoyed fishing and cooking for family and friends.
In addition to his mother, preceding Mr. Robinson in death is his son, Charlie C. Robinson Jr.
In addition to his father, surviving, Mr. Robinson are four daughters, SheKena Robinson, Elizabeth Robinson and TaKesta Robinson, all of Cross City, Fla., and Samantha Robinson of Tampa, Fla.; five sisters, Zeffera Brooks, Stephanie A. Robinson and RaMona L. Robinson, all of Grenada, Taberia D. Robinson of Birmingham, Ala., and LaWanda Johnson of Germantown, Tenn.; two brothers, Ivory T. Robinson of Jackson, Miss., and Randolph Robinson of Grenada.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.
Funeral services for Paralee Rounds, 92, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Mt. Grove M.B. Church.
Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Eddie Robinson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rounds died March 23, 2013, of natural causes.
She was born on Feb. 2. 1921.
Mrs. Rounds was a supervisor at Holiday Inn, a member of Pleasant Hill M.B. Church in Michigan and Mt. Grove M.B. Church in Coffeeville and a member of Heroine of Jericho.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Rounds Sr. and son, Henry Rounds Jr.
Surviving Mrs. Rounds are three daughters, Sindia L. Rounds White of Michigan, Charlotte Rounds Kerr of California and Betty Miller of Mississippi; son, Roland Rounds of Michigan.
Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.
Jerome William Sanders
An ashes scattering service for Jerome William Sanders, 65, of DeSoto County, native of Chicago, Ill., is at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, in Haven Rest Cemetery.
Mr. Sanders died March 28, 2013, at his home of lung cancer.
He was born on July 28, 1947, and was the son of Estelle Woods-Rivera of Grenada.
Mr. Sanders was a social worker in Chicago, a retired U.S. Navy veteran with 100 percent disability and a Vietnam veteran. He was a lifetime member of the Disable American Veteran Association and received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology from Governor State University. Mr. Sanders was also an accomplished artist.
In addition to his mother, surviving Mr. Sanders are his wife, Sharon Tidwel-Sanders of Desoto County; two daughters, Angel Sanders of Chicago, Ill., and Airelle James of Hartford, Conn.; two sons, Peter Sanders of Chicago, Ill., Laterryan James of Desoto County, and D’Markus Tidwell of Grenada; and 13 siblings.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.
Matthew Law Smith
Matthew Law Smith, 32, of Grenada died April 2, 2013, at his home. No services are planned at this time.
He was born in Greenville on Feb, 26, 1981, and was the son of Frank S. Smith, Jr. and Barbara Law Smith.
Mr. Smith was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Barbara and Charles Smart of Carrollton; his daughter, Savannah Smith of Gulfport; and a brother, Chad Smith of Alabama.
National Funeral Home is in charge.
Robert Dean Willard
Funeral services Robert Dean Willard, 79, of Enid, were at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Willard died March 31, 2013, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.
He was born on June 29, 1933, in Etta, Miss., to the late James Otis and Erma Castleberry Willard.
Mr. Willard served in the U.S. Army and was a retired welder after 27 years at E.I. Dupont Chemical Company. He helped organize the Sardis Lake Fire Department and was a former fire chief at the Department. He was an active firefighter with the Enid Fire Department. Mr. Willard was an ordained deacon and a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Enid, MS.
In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. Willard in death is his step-mother, Irene Willard.
Surviving Mr. Willard are his wife, Mary Whitener Willard of Enid; daughter, Rhonda Willard Turpin of Millington, Tenn.; son, Roger Willard, of Enid; four sisters, four brothers four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Rally For A Cure, 854 Enid-Teasdale Rd, Enid, MS 38927.Wells Funeral Home was in charge.