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Opal Blakemore
   Memorial services for Opal Blakemore, 91, of Greenwood, were at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood.
   Mrs. Blakemore died April 11, 2013, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
   She was a Baptist.
   Mrs. Blakemore was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Blakemore.
   She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Blakemore and Rebecca B. McKenzie, both of Greenwood.
   An online guestbook is at www.wilsonandknight.com.
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home was in charge.

Jimmy R. Bratton Jr.
   Jimmy “Bubba” R. Bratton Jr., 50, of Memphis, formerly of Grenada,  died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tenn.
   Visitation was held Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Garner Harper Funeral Home in Grenada. Funeral services followed at the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Clarence Tilghman officiating. Interment was in Smith Cemetery in the Rosebloom Community.
   Mr. Bratton was born in Grenada County on Nov. 29, 1962, to Jimmy Ray Bratton Sr. and Nancy Ross Bratton. He was a retired printer in Memphis.
   He is survived by his wife, Sandra Sowell Bratton of Memphis; his parents, Jimmy and Nancy Bratton, of Olive Branch; a brother, Thomas Wesley Bratton of Memphis; and a sister, Donna Lynn Fortner of Olive Branch.
   He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Kay Bratton.
   The family request that memorials be made to Smith Cemetery, c/o 7023 Pearidge Road, Grenada, MS 38901.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home was in charge.

Bennie Lee Chism
   Funeral services for Bennie Lee Chism, 72, of Bolingbrook, Ill., formerly of Grenada, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Burning Bush M.B. Church. Burial followed in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Mr. Chism died April 7, 2013, at Westmont Nursing Home.
   He was born on March 17, 1941.
   Mr. Chism is survived by his wife, Mary Ella Chism of Bolingbrook, Ill.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home was in charge.

Ronald Wayne Clanton
   Funeral services for Ronald “Ronnie” Wayne Clanton, 61, of Grenada, formerly of Calhoun City, are at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18, a Bradford Chapel Baptist Church in Gore Springs with the Rev. John Haimes officiating. Burial will follow in Bradford Chapel Cemetery in Gore Springs.   
   Visitation is Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at Bradford Chapel Baptist Church.
   Mr. Clanton died April 15, 2013, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
   He was born on Sept. 1, 1951, in Eupora, and was the son of Braxton Clanton and Ruth Beck Clanton.
   Mr. Clanton was a retired Finn Press machine operator at Heatcraft and a member of Bradford Chapel Baptist Church.
   In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. Clanton in death are a sister, Sheryl Lynn Clanton and a brother, Larry Clanton.
   Surviving Mr. Clanton are his daughter, Jennifer Lynn (Eddie) Long of Independence, Miss.; a brother, Steve Clanton of Gore Springs; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  
   Pallbearers are Mickey Trussell, Joey Trussell, Melvin Clanton, Ben Clanton, Chase Noel, and Jimmy Blaylock
   Online condolences may be made at Pryorfuneralhome.com.
   Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge.

Evelyn Tribble Early

   Funeral services for Evelyn Tribble Early, 89, of Charleston, are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Paynes Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery.
   Mrs. Early died April 13, 2013, at Tallahatchie General Hospital.
   She was born on Oct. 16, 1923, in Tallahatchie County, to Joe William Tribble and Maggie Wolfe Tribble.
   Survivors include her husband, William Gerald Early of Charleston; a daughter, Lanell Early of West Point; a son, William Ray “Billy” Early of Charleston; a brother, Edgar Tribble of Grenada; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to Paynes Baptist Church, 2085 Hwy. 33S, Charleston, MS 38921.
   Womble Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert Michael Kendall
   Robert Michael “Mack” Kendall, 57, of Tillatoba, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his residence. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 16, from 12-2 p.m., at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tommy Darby officiating. Interment will be in the Wortham Cemetery in Tillatoba.
   He was born in Mississippi on Feb. 24, 1956, to Bud Kendall and Charlene Bumgart Kendall.  He was a retired truck driver.
   Survivors include a son, Michael Kendall of Tillatoba; a daughter, Pamela Winters of Greenwood; three brothers, Roger Kendall of Tillatoba, David Kenneth Kendall of Calhoun City, and James Kendall of Grenada; two step-brothers, Connie Stephens and Larry Stephens of Tillatoba; and two sisters, Sherry Kendall of Alabama and Gail Hoop of Tillatoba; and 14 grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Charlene Kendall.
   Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge.  

Charlie Melton
   Funeral services for Charlie Melton, 53, of Grenada, were at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12, at Newsom Funeral Home. Burial  followed in Coffeeville Cemetery.
   Mr. Melton died April 10, 2013.
   He was the son of Della Melton of Charleston and the late Charlie Melton Sr.
   Mr. Melton was a retired truck driver.
   In addition to his mother, surviving Mr. Melton are two daughters, Kristy Campbell, of Coffeeville and Gina Melton Rutland of Tillatoba; son, Chaz Melton, of Charleston; two sisters, Dale Patterson, of Louisiana, Stephanie Rhoden, of Batesville; two brothers, Butch Melton and Nickey Melton of Charleston; and four grandchildren.
   Newsom Funeral Home was in charge.

Homie Mae Smith
   Funeral services for Homie Mae Smith, 90, of Minter City, were at 10 a.m. Monday, April 15, at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood. Burial followed in Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville.
   Mrs. Smith died April 12, 2013, at her home.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Butler Smith Jr.; a sister, Dora Sue Britt; three brothers, Arwood Britt, Henry Paul Britt Sr., and Billy Parker Britt; a grandson; a granddaughter-in-law; and a great-grandson.
   Mrs. Smith is survived by four daughter, Venie Ann Wilson of Schlater, Pattie Smith, Mary Rose Smith and Betty Jane Fennell, all of Minter City; two sons, Edgar B. Smith III of Inverness and John E. Smith of Minter City; a brother, T.C. Britt Jr.; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandson; and a host of nieces, nephews and in-laws.
   An online guestbook is at www.wilsonandknight.com.
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home was in charge.  

Jean McCord Smith
   Funeral services for Jean McCord Smith, 81, of Charleston, are at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at First Baptist Church in Charleston. Burial will follow in Charleston Cemetery.
   Mrs. Smith died April 13, 2013, at her home.
   She was born on Feb. 2, 1932, in Charleston, to Lewis B. McCord and Jessie Byrd Coleman McCord.
   Mrs. Smith was a member of the Magnolia Garden Club and the North Mississippi Lakes Iris Society.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Smith; and a sister, Jamie Manuel.
   Survivors include two daughters, Paula Smith Sykes of Indianola and Susan Smith Hays of Cleveland; three sons, Randy Smith and Jody Smith, both of Charleston, and Neil Smith of Memphis; a sister, Peggy Dickson of Tippo; two brothers, Douglas McCord and Charles McCord, both of Charleston; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 179, Charleston, MS 38921.
   Womble Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge.

Jessie Rodgers Stevens
   Funeral services for Jessie R. Stevens, 82, of French Camp, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at French Camp Baptist Church. Burial followed in Bethsaida Cemetery.
   Mr. Stevens died April 11, 2013, at his residence of cancer.
   He was the son of the late Fred and Irene Rodgers Stevens.
   Mr. Stevens was a retired supervisor for TMA Forest Products. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a member of French Camp Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two sons, Jessie Rodgers Stevens Jr., of Zapata, Texas, and Lynn Stevens of New Albany; two sisters, Ethelyn Pruitt of Ackerman and Sybil White of Tupelo;  brother, Johnson Stevens of French Camp; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
   Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Justin Aubrey Williamson
   Justin Aubrey Williamson, 29, of Coffeeville, died Friday, April 12, 2013. Visitation was held Sunday, April 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Coffeeville. Funeral services were held Monday, April 15, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Coffeeville with the Rev. Truman Scarborough officiating. Interment was in the Broom Cemetery in Coffeeville.
   He was born on June 18, 1983, in Grenada to Pat Williamson and Mary Alice Edwards Dixon. He graduated from Water Valley High School and worked on the Williamson family farm.  He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his family.
   Survivors include his parents, Pat Williamson of Water Valley and Mary Alice Dixon of Grenada; two sons, Justin Heath Williamson of Water Valley and Jaxon Chase Williamson of Oxford; two brothers, Aaron Williamson and Randy Scero, both of Water Valley; four sisters, Misty Soileau of Oxford, Collene Ruggiero and Seline Sceio, both of Ohio, and Ashley Peyton Jones of Grenada.
   The family is requesting that memorials be made to a scholarship fund for Justin’s children at Cleveland State Bank in Grenada.
   Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge.

Edwin Earl Winters
   Funeral services for Edwin Earl Winters, 85, of Tippo, native of Holcomb, were at 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Adams Arbor Church of God of Prophecy. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
   Mr. Winters died April 13, 2013, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven.
   He was born on Oct. 7, 1927, in Holcomb, to Winter Summer Winters and Betty Lou Coleman Winters.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Farris Estelle Emmons Winters; and a daughter, Brenda Winters.
   Mr. Winters is survived by his daughter, Joan Scallions of Tippo; a brother, Jessie Winters of Holcomb; and a grandson.
   Memorials may be made to Paducah Wells Church of God of Prophecy, 2818 Tippo Rd., Charleston, MS 38921.
   Womble Funeral Home was in charge.


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