Dan Brannan, 82, of Grenada, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born on Nov. 27, 1930, to Mr. and Mrs. Horace Brannan in Belvedere, Tenn. He came to Grenada in 1965 with Lyon Corporation and retired from Randall Textron, Inc. (formally known as Rockwell International). He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Garner-Harper Funeral Home with funeral services following in the funeral home chapel at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Interment will be in Oddfellow Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 62 ½ years, Sue Brannan; a daughter, Brenda Brannan Ray (Terry) of Grenada; and a son, Bruce Brannan (Vicki) of Grenada. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Robb Ray, Natalie Bement, Brooke Beckwith and Drew Brannan; and four great-grandchildren, Rachael Ray, Malia Ray, Alyssa Ray, and Kyle Bement.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Horace (Bud) Brannan; and two sisters, Doris Heath and Alma Jean Mason.
Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge.
Lanelle Wood Couch
Mrs. Lanelle Wood Couch, 85, of Grenada, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto in Southaven. She was born in Calhoun County to the late Dave and Ivy Baker Wood.
She was an active member of the Grenada Pilot Club, the Gideon’s Ladies Auxiliary and was the former owner of Carroll-Black Flowers in Grenada. Mrs. Couch was also a devoted member of First Baptist Church - Grenada where she sang in the choir for many years.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church - Grenada with the Rev. Michael Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from noon until service time Saturday at the church.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Elmer Joe Couch; three sons, Billy Joe Couch (Gloria) of Memphis, Jimmy Couch (Alice), and Steve Couch (Rosemary), all of Grenada; one sister, Charlene Edmondson of Shannon; one brother, Sykes Wood (Janie) of Grenada; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Oleda Wood Simpson.
Pallbearers will be Chris Couch, David Couch, Josh Couch, Andrew Fielder, Ricky Fielder and Will Frazier.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is 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 was held at First Presbyterian Church in Grenada from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m. with Dr. Don Howie and Mr. Tony Franks officiating. Interment was 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 was in charge.