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Odylene Martin Carroll
   Odylene Martin Carroll, 83, of Grenada, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at her residence. She was born on June 7, 1929, in Holcomb to Clifton Martin and Sue Hellon Clark Martin.
   She enjoyed gardening and sewing during her lifetime, and was an active member of Sparta United Methodist Church. She was a retired supervisor at Pennaco. She was affectionately known at the “Scrabble Queen” to her grandchildren.
   Visitation will be Friday, May 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Garner Harper Funeral Home in Grenada. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rick Shepherd officiating. Interment will be in Sparta Cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Julie Carroll Mixon (Kenneth) of Holcomb and Shirley Carroll Hamby of Acworth, Ga.; two brothers, Charles E. Martin of Holcomb and Walter A. Martin (Karen) of Vilonia, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Mable Martin of Holcomb; three grandchildren, Beth P. Sammons (Carl), David Tyler Hamby, Carley Carroll Hamby, all of Georgia;  four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, David B. Carroll, a daughter, Susan Elaine Carroll, a brother, Frank Martin, and one grandchild, Matt C. Perry.
   The family requests memorials be made to Sparta United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Sparta Cemetery Fund, 5346 Sparta Rd. P.O. Box 157, Holcomb, MS 38940.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Carlton Ray
   A graveside service for James Carlton “Jimmy” Ray, 62, of Grenada, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
   Visitation is Thursday from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Jimmy died April 29, 2013, at the Grenada Lake Medical Center.
   He was born on Oct. 20, 1950, and was the son of James Elbert Ray and Roye Annette Edmondson Ray.
   Jimmy was formerly employed as a painter.  
   Mr. Ray is survived by two daughters, Alicia Kennedy Miller of Hernando, Miss., and Shannon Shackelford of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Tyler Shackelford and Daylen Shackelford, both of Olive Branch, Miss., Hannah Rae Kennedy and Josie Kennedy, both of Hernando, Miss., and Khloe Baltz of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Marbeth Hill of Louisville, Tenn., and Gail Hunter of Alcoa, Tenn.; and one brother, Robert Ray of Phoenix, Ariz.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert Dewey Summers
  A graveside service for Robert Dewey “Bobby” Summers, 61, of Benwood, was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at New Hope Cemetery near Coffeeville. Pallbearers were Jack Davis, Zack Davis, Lee Church, Gene (Rooster) Sims, Mark Scobey, and David Scobey. Honorary pallbearers were Marty Bardo, Charles Lyles, David Lyles, Harvey Byars, Chad Martin and Mike Wooten.
   Visitation wass Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church.
   Bobby died April 28, 2013, at his home after a long battle with cancer.
   He was born on June 23, 1951, and was the son of Margie Fay Murphree Summers and the late Frank O. Summers Jr. of Benwood.
   Bobby was employed by Frank and Mike Wooten (Wooten Farms) as a truck driver before his illness. He enjoyed driving trucks and his passion was being a mechanic, rebuilding motors, especially Chevy motors, and working on vehicles in his shop. Bobby also enjoyed gardening and camping.
   Mr. Summers is survived by his wife, Jackie L. Summers of Benwood; two sons, Robert C. “Bobby” Summers and his wife, Valerie, of Coffeeville and Storm Laster of Coffeeville; two sisters, Jeannie McKibben and her husband, Kenny, of Water Valley and Glenda Davis and her husband, Bubba, of Abbeville; two grandchildren, Gracie and Tate Summers of Coffeeville; and a host of nieces and nephews.
   National Funeral Home was in charge.


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