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Jeffery Bennett Jr.
   Funeral services for Jeffery “Neal” Bennett Jr., 22, of Coffeeville, native of Grenada, were at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Elam Church in Coffeeville.
   Mr. Bennett died April 12, 2013, at his home.
   He was born on Nov. 30, 1990, to Jeffery Neal Bennett Sr. and Paula Ann Turner Best of Coffeeville.
   Mr. Bennett was a self-employed mechanic and a member of Elam Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mud riding, and fixing cars.
   Preceding Mr. Bennett in death are his step-mother, Karen Bennett; step-father, Bobby Ray Best; and his grandparents, Larry and Lula Turner.
   In addition to his parents, surviving Mr. Bennett are his fiancé, Tasha Dempsey Bennett of Coffeeville; son, Carter Anthony Bennett of Coffeeville; four sisters, Amanda Bennett and Keri Bennett of Coffeeville, April Crow of Adamsville, Tenn., and Alyssa Bennett of Grenada; brother, Ryan Crow of Water Valley; his grandparents, Charles and Peggy Bennett of Coffeeville.
   Seven Oaks 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 memorials be made to Smith Cemetery, c/o 7023 Pearidge Road, Grenada, MS 38901.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home was in charge.

Ronald Wayne Clanton
   Funeral services for Ronald “Ronnie” Wayne Clanton, 61, of Grenada, formerly of Calhoun City, were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18, a Bradford Chapel Baptist Church in Gore Springs with the Rev. John Haimes officiating. Burial followed in Bradford Chapel Cemetery in Gore Springs. Visitation was 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 were 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 was in charge.

Lorie Mae Cole
   Funeral services for Lorie Mae Cole, 71, of Grenada, are at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at First New Hope M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Cole died April 13, 2013, at Grenada Lake Medical Center of congestive heart failure.
   She was born on June 21, 1941, and was the daughter of the late Mary Lee Baker and Sam Jackson.
   Mrs. Cole was a housekeeper and a member of Belle Flower M.B. Church. She enjoyed cooking and working in the yard.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Cole in death are her husband, Bennie Wade Cole; sister, Arline Baker Pryor; and two brothers, Sam Jackson and Lewis Edwards Baker.
   Surviving Mrs. Cole are three daughters, Josephine Cole, Carolyn Tillman and Karen Cole, all of Grenada; three sons, Christopher Cole of Grenada, Bennie Cole Jr. of Chicago and Tommie Ray Young of Shreveport, La.; seven sisters, Shirley Jones, Bobbie Johnson and Linda R. Baker, all of Grenada, Stella Richardson of Cascilla, Alberten Jackson of Great Neck, N.Y., Dorothy Reed of Atlanta, Ga., and Elissa Hudson of Charleston; six brothers, Lynn Baker, Earl Baker, William Lynn Tedford, John Collins, and Willie Ed Collins, all of Grenada, and Flenard Jackson of Forest, Miss.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Laverne Hackman Douglas
   A memorial service for Laverne Hackman Douglas, 90, of Charleston will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel.
   Mrs. Douglas died April 16, 2013.
   She was a retired machine operator for Rosewood Manufacture.
   Preceding Mrs. Douglas in death are her husband, Nelson Douglas and son, Bob W. Douglas.
   She is survived by her daughter, Pam Allison of Water Valley; son, Ronnie Douglas of Oakland; sisters, Maxine Williamson and Bettie Rogers of Charleston; brother, Henry Hackman Jr. of Coffeeville; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
   Newsom Funeral Home is in charge.

Thomas Williams Haile
   Thomas Williams Haile, 72, of Gore Springs, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at his residence.  
   A graveside service was held Thursday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at Gore Spring United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Marshall officiating.
   Mr. Haile was a retired farmer. He was born in Gore Springs to Thomas Paxton Haile Jr. and Grace Williams on June 18, 1940.
   Mr. Haile is survived by a host of cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Haile Jr. and Grace Williams Haile.
   The family request memorials be made to Gore Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o 251 Providence Rd. Grenada, MS 38901.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home was in charge.

Mary Eliza Hanks
   Funeral services for Mary Eliza Hanks, 91, of Grenada, were at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at First New Hope M.B. Church.  Burial followed in Haven Rest Memorial Gardens.
   Mrs. Hanks died April 10, 2013, at Grenada Living Center of natural causes.
   She was born on Feb. 24, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Monroe Noel and Lizzie Henderson Noel.
   Mrs. Monroe was a housewife and a member of Faith and Grace M.B. Church. She was a member of the Ladies Aide Society, and enjoyed sewing and gardening.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Hanks in death are her husband, Sam Hanks; four sisters, Paralee Maggett, Frankie O’Bannon, Fannie Lee Mathis, and Annie Thomas; and a brother, Monroe Noel.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Elsie Marcia O’Keefe Hunt
   Funeral services for Elsie Marcia O’Keefe Hunt, 60, of Clinton, formerly of Winona, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Oakwood Cemetery in Winona.
   Mrs. Hunt died April 15, 2013, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson of cancer.
   She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Ila Mae O’Keefe.
   Mrs. Hunt was a homemaker and a member of Parkway Baptist Church in Clinton.
   She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Michael Hunt of Clinton; daughter, Natasha Hunt of of Clinton; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
   An online guestbook is available at ofhwinona.com.
   Oliver Funeral Home of Winona was in charge.

Eleanor Clyde Nored
   A memorial service for Eleanor Clyde Nored, 85, of Grenada, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel.
   Visitation is Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
   Mrs. Nored died April 16, 2013, in Greenwood.
   She was born on Aug. 31, 1927, in Strayhorn, Miss., to the late Jessie Guy Smith and Alma Ferrell Smith.
   Mrs. Nored worked for the Singer Sewing Company and later for Sunburst Bank. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Grenada and faithfully attended the Joy Sunday School Class. She was the youngest of five children.  
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Nored in death are her husband, Edward Nored; a brother, Guy Smith; and a sister, Margaret Wilson.  
   Surviving Mrs. Nored are two sisters, Virginia M. Smith of Houston, Texas and Betty S. Smith of Rochester, Minn., three nephews, three nieces and many great-nieces and nephews.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge.

Eugene Robinson
   Funeral services for Eugene Robinson, 60, of Grenada, are at noon Saturday, April 20, at the Washington Street Church of Christ in Grenada.
   Visitation is Friday, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Eddie Robinson Funeral Home.
   Mr. Robinson died April 13, 2013, of an aneurysm while fishing on Wildlife League Road.
   He was born on Oct. 18, 1952, and was the son of Roscoe and Maggie Robinson.
   Mr. Robinson was employed at Wonder Bread for many years and was also self-employed. He also served on the board at Grenada Lake Medical Center for over 20 years. He was a graduate of Carrie Dotson High School and a pastor of Mt Vernon M.B. Church.
   In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. Robinson in death is a son, Ericsen Robinson.
   Surviving Mr. Robinson are his wife, Ann Robinson of Grenada; three sons, Eugene Robinson II, Edwin Robinson and Everett Robinson, all of Grenada; three sisters, Maggie Mack of Michigan, Anna Townes of Wisconsin and Shirley White of Texas; five brothers, Roscoe Robinson Jr. and Curtis Robinson of Greenwood, Frank Robinson, Johnnie Robinson and Jackie Robinson, all of Memphis.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Billy Conn Rotenberry
   A memorial service for Billy Conn Rotenberry, 70, of Water Valley, was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Seven Oaks Funeral Home.
   Mr. Rotenberry died April 12, 2013, in Water Valley.
   He was born on Oct. 9, 1942, in Oakland, Miss., to the late Leslie Leo and Eula Mae Guest Rotenberry.
   Mr. Rotenberry recently opened the Pizza Getti Restaurant. He is a 1960 graduate of Oakland High School, attended Northwest Junior College on a track scholarship and graduated in 1962 and was a 1971 graduate of Mississippi State University. He was a member of First UM Church of Farmersville, Texas and attended First UM Church of Water Valley. He enjoyed gardening, riding around in his pickup truck visiting friends and listening to Texas Rangers baseball games and attending Mississippi State football games.
   In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. Rotenberry in death is his brother, Dale Rotenberry.
   Surviving Mr. Rotenberry are his wife, Peggy Donica Rotenberry of Water Valley; four daughters, Amy Rotenberry Olson, Katie Rotenberry and Leslie Rotenberry, all of Water Valley, and India Rotenberry Hale of Senatobia; three sisters, Dixie Rotenberry Brosseau of Pensacola, Fla., Gay Rotenberry Brower of Philip, and Gwen Rotenberry Graham of Oakland, Miss.; two brothers, Davie Rotenberry of Dodd City, Texas and Bobby Rotenberry of Mesquite, Texas; and eight grandchildren.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge.

Mamie Lucille Willing
   Funeral services for Mamie Lucille “Cile” Willing, 86, of Avalon, were at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.
   Mrs. Willing died April 15, 2013, at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.
   She was born on July 29, 1926, to the late Joe Russell Brunson Sr. and I.V. Brunson.
   Mrs. Willing attended Valley High School and Belhaven College, then lived her entire life in Avalon.
   She was a homemaker, enjoyed cooking, church activities and loved being with her family and friends. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in the Teoc Community of Carroll County.
   Preceding Mrs. Willing in death are her husband, Paul Willing Sr., a son, Joe E. Willing Sr., a grandson Jason Willing, and a brother Joe Russell Brunson Jr.
   Surviving Mrs. Willing are her son, Paul “Butch” Willing Jr. of Avalon; a sister, I.V. Freeman of Avalon, a brother, W.C. “Bill” Brunson of Avalon; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund.
   An online guestbook is available at www.wilsonandknight.com.
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home is in charge.


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