Ethel Lea Webb Benson
Funeral services for Ethel Lea Webb “Brownie” Benson, 89, of Water Valley, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Miles Memorial C.M.E. Church. Burial followed in Union Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Benson died May 8, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford of respiratory failure.
She was born on Oct. 25, 1923, and was the daughter of the late James Lee Webb and Willie Bell Spencer.
Mrs. Benson was a foster grandparent and a member of Miles Memorial C.M.E. Church. She enjoyed fishing and quilting.
Surviving Mrs. Benson are two daughters, Mary Ann Morgan of Water Valley and Juanita Powell of Chicago, Ill.; and her brother, Willie Certion of Oxford.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home was in charge.
William L. Clark
Funeral services for William L. “Lynn” Clark, 78, of Grenada, were at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Brent Barker officiating. Burial followed in the Bluff Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Webster County. Pallbearers were his grandsons.
Visitation was Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
Lynn died May 8, 2013, at his home.
He was born on April 10, 1934, and was the son of William Chilton Clark and Vera Sanders Clark of Chickasaw County.
William was employed by Heatcraft as a machinist until his retirement. He was a member and a Deacon of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada. He was also a veteran of U.S. Army and enjoyed gardening.
Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Eleanor Littlejohn Clark of Grenada; three daughters, Sandra Clark Stewart and her husband, Dwight of Duck Hill, Melanie Clark Barnett and her husband, Michael of Birmingham, Ala., and Kay Clark Mims and her husband, Todd of Senatobia; one son, Ronald Lynn Clark and his wife, Phoebe of Elliott; nine grandchildren, Ricky Clark, Kathy Clark, Blake Clark, J.T. Mims, Cody Mims, Josh Mims, Noah Barnett, Scott Stewart, and Amanda White; five great-grandchildren, Marleigh Robinson, Mitch Stewart, Haylan White, Brandon Clark, and Jakob Welch; and two sisters, Betty Dalton and Earline Johnson.
National Funeral Home was in charge.
Funeral services for Ethel Lucius, 84, of Grenada, were at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Grenada Memorial Gardens.
Visitation was Saturday, May 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
Ethel died May 9, 2013, at her home.
She was born on Oct. 4, 1928, and was the daughter of Ernest Collums and Mattie Hendon Collums of Chickasaw County, Miss.
Ethel worked as a waitress. She was an active member of Elliott Baptist Church. She was a special lady who loved many and was loved by many and will be sorely missed.
Mrs. Lucius was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mattie Collums, and her husband, J.W. “Jake” Lucius.
She is survived by a son, Jerry Lucius and his fiancee, Myrtle Furniss of Grenada; a daughter, Shirley Dickey and her husband, Bobby of Grenada; four grandchildren, Jerry Dickey, Veronica McCullar, John Lucius and Jeremy Lucius; nine great-grandchildren, Dustin Dickey, Megan Dickey, Alexa Lucius, Baker Blake, Anna McCullar, Jackson Lucius, Lorili Lucius, Aubrey Claire Dickey and Elle Lucius; and many nieces and nephews.
National Funeral Home was in charge.
James Oliver Maner
The Rev. James Oliver Maner, 81 of Grenada, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 13, 2013, after a short battle with cancer.
He was born to William McKinnely Maner and Pluma Horn Maner on Jan. 14, 1932 in Ashland, Ala.
He graduated from Holtville High School in Deatsville, Ala., and the University of Mississippi with a BS in Pharmacy in 1958. He also attended Belhaven University to prepare for missionary service. He received his BD and ThM degrees from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga.
He also attended Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, S.C., where he earned the Doctorate of Ministry degree.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War serving for over two years in Germany. He was a pharmacist for eight years. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in Oxford, Ala., by the North Alabama Presbytery, PCUS. In August, 1967, James and his wife, India, and daughter, Stephanie, left for Brazil as evangelistic/educational missionaries for 25 years. While in Brazil, Dr. Maner taught at the Bible Institute of the North, Presbyterian Seminary of the North, Recife, PE and The Independent Presbyterian Seminary of the North in Fortaleza, CE. He served on several school boards and traveled extensively in the Northeast of Brazil preaching and teaching.
Upon retirement from missionary service, he served as pastor of Nettleton Presbyterian Church in Nettleton, Miss., and Unity Presbyterian Church in Plantersville, Miss. After retiring to Grenada, he preached on a regular basis at First Presbyterian Church and New Hope Presbyterian Church in Scobey.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, India Crowder Maner; two daughters, Elizabeth Maner of Franklin, Tenn., and Stephanie Thayer (Cletus) of Arlington, Wash.; a son, William C. Maner (Kim) of Laurel; and seven grandchildren, Emile, Liam, Corban and India Thayer and Bella, Causey and Merci Maner. He is also survived by two sisters, Helen Campbell (Doyle) and Sylvia Watts, both of Millbrook, Ala., six nephews, many great-nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law, Polly Maner of Atlanta, GA.
The Rev. Maner was preceded in death by his parents; an older brother, John Edward Maner (Nell), and his twin brother, Albert Sidney Maner.
Visitation will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Grenada from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Dr. Don Howie and Mr. Tony Franks officiating. Interment will be in Oddfellow Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 387, Grenada, MS 38901; The Gideons International, P. O. Box 36, Grenada, MS 38902; or the American Bible Society, P. O. Box 96812, Washington, D.C. 20090-6812.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge.
Virginia “Maxine” Parchman of Ocean Springs, passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, surrounded by her loved ones following a short battle with leukemia.
Maxine was born on Jan. 10, 1944, in Yalobusha County. She has been a resident of Ocean Springs since 1974 and was a 39 year member of First Baptist Church of Biloxi.
Maxine was an OB tech at Biloxi Regional Medical Center for 33 years until her retirement in 2006. Her favorite pastimes were caring for her granddaughter, her flower gardens, sharing her flowers with friends and cooking for her family. Maxine was a wonderful Southern cook and enjoyed eating at the Hard Rock Casino buffet where she knew many of the servers and called them friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd C. and Margaret Bratton of Scoby; her sister, Doris Strider and brother-in-law Harold Strider of Grenada; niece and nephew Sandra Kay and Jimmy R. “Bubba” Bratton of Memphis, Tenn.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Hal M. Parchman III of Ocean Springs; daughter, Letitia Roxanne Parchman of Ocean Springs; and granddaughter, Mara Lillith Graves of Ocean Springs. Mara, an eighth grade student at Ocean Springs Middle School, was Maxine’s pride and joy. She is also survived by her brother, Jimmy Bratton and his wife, Nancy of Memphis; nieces, Stacey Reeves and her husband Charles, and Donna Fortner; her nephew, Tommy Bratton; great-nieces: Kaitlyn Reeves and April Fortner; great-nephews Mathew Knight and Chris Malone; two brothers-in-law, Louis Parchman and his wife Tammy of Blytheville, Ark., and Austin Parchman of Oxford. Maxine will be missed by Dude, her Jack Russell terrier, a rescue dog from the Humane Society of South Miss.
Visitation will be on Friday, May 17, from 10 a.m. until noon, with a noon memorial service, all at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home.
The family would like to thank the oncology and nursing staff on 3B at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport and to Maggie and Crystal of Hospice Compassus of Gulfport for their care and kindness during her illness and also to all her friends and neighbors during this time.
View and sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com.
Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home is in charge.
Guy E. Smart
Guy E. Smart, 85 of Grenada, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
He was born on Aug. 4, 1927, in Memphis, Tenn., to Guy P. and Velma Boyd Smart. He was retired from Illinois Central Railroad after 34 years of service. He was a World War II Veteran for the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Harbin Smart of Grenada; one son, Randy Smart and his wife, Marie of Nesbit; and two grandsons, Caleb and Josh Smart of Nesbit; one brother, Loyd Smart and his wife, Earline of Grenada; two sisters, Jean Moss of Grenada and Grace Womack and her husband, Jim of Lake Cormorant.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Velma Smart.
Visitation was Tuesday, May 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Garner-Harper Funeral Home, with services following at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Melton officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be sent to Hardy Baptist Church 1571 Hardy Rd. Grenada, MS 38901.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge.
Donald Anthony Tominello
Graveside service for Donald Anthony Tominello, 53, of Greenwood will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home.
Mr. Tominello died May 8, 2013, in Greenwood.
He was born in Greenwood to the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe “Tony” Tominello.
Mr. Tominello attended Pillow Academy, was a communicant of the Immaculate Heart Catholic Church and was an avid hunter.
In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. Tominello in death is a sister, Carolyn Tominello Hoover.
He is survived by his fiancee, Nancy Titus of Naples, Fla.; two sons, Derick Tominello and Dustin Tominello of Jackson, a sister, JoAnn Tominello of Madison; and a brother, Joe Tominello Jr. of Madison.
An online guestbook is available at www.wilsonandknight.com.
Wilson and Knight Funeral Home is in charge.
Joan Monahan Westin
Joan Monahan Westin. 84, of Grenada, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at her residence.
She was born to Robert and Anna Monahan on March 13, 1929, in Bowling Green, Ky., and was the youngest of four children. She attended Nazareth College and Academy and graduated from College High. She became a registered nurse; did her internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, La., and practiced at what is now Trace Regional Hospital in Houston, Miss., where she was the operating room supervisor and a nurse anesthetist. She attended Ole Miss and occasionally taught nursing at Wood Junior College in Mathiston, Miss. In September 1961, she married Merlin D. Westin of Minneapolis, Minn., and moved to Grenada where her husband, Mer was operations manager at McQuay Perfex Inc., now known as Luvata.
Joan was an active member of the congregation at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Grenada, where she taught Sunday School and served as Eucharistic minister. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, an avid golfer and long time member of the Perry Creek Golf and Racquet Club, where her constant good cheer and remarkable accuracy made her at once a beloved and fearsome competitor.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Eugene “Sonny” Monahan Jr., Frank Spencer Monahan, and Dr. William G. Monahan; and her husband of thirty-five years, Mer Westin.
She is survived by her daughter, Nan Parnell and son-in-law Pete Parnell of Milton, Fla.; two granddaughters, Brittany Parnell Liggins of Goose Creek, S.C., and Katie Parnell of Milton, Fla.; a step-son, Dr. Dennis Westin of Tucson, Ariz.; a step-daughter, Sandra Adelsohn of Laguna Beach, Calif.; and numerous beloved step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 17, 2013, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at Garner Harper Funeral Home in Grenada. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Father Martin Ruane officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge.
Mary Frances Williams
Funeral services for Mary Frances Williams, 83, of Winona, were at 4 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona.
Miss Williams died May 11, 2013, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
She was the daughter of the late Cephas Asberry and Maggie Mae Greenlee Williams.
Mrs. Williams was a retired office manager for the Montgomery County Health Department and a member of First Baptist Church in Winona.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Delora Johnson, Sybil Cross and Dorris Berner.
Survivors include two nieces, Tommye Sue Hardin and Mary Oliver; four nephews, Phillip Cross Sr., Rodney Cross, Wayne Johnson and Malcomb Berner; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 408, Winona, MS 38967.
An online guestbook is available at www.ofhwinona.com.