Evelyn Louise Black Costilow
Evelyn Louise Black Costilow, 84, of Slidell, La., formerly of Grenada, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013. She was a native of Grenada, a former resident of New Orleans for over 40 years, and a resident of Slidell for the past 14 years. She was a former member, nursery school teacher and active participant in numerous church activities at Gentilly Baptist Church in New Orleans.
She is survived by two sons, Walter T. Costilow III (Janis) and Kenneth W. Costilow (Eileen), all of Slidell. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Brian Costilow, Brandon Costilow, Kay Beth Erickson, Erin Costilow and Patrick Costilow; four great-grandchildren, Caleb, Gabriel, Braden and Nicolas Costilow; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Walter T. Costilow Jr.; a sister, Matte Moore; and a brother, Thomas Wayne Black Jr.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Grenada.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church, 450 Faith Drive, Grenada, MS 38901.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home and Honaker Funeral Home of Slidell are in charge.
Funeral services for Charles “Chuck” Crowder, 61, of Winona, are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Winona. Burial will follow in Scotland Cemetery in Winona.
Mr. Crowder died June 29, 2013, at his residence of renal failure.
He was the son of Basil and Velma Nail Crowder.
Mr. Crowder was a truck driver for Delta Pride and a member of Scotland Baptist Church. He loved his family, was an avid hunter, and loved riding his Honda Goldwing.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah M. Crowder of Winona; two daughters, Randi Blaylock of Ellisville and Blair Ferguson of Winona; two sisters, Cathy Myers of Oxford and Beverly Jones of Hollandale; a brother, Larry Crowder of Clarksville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Gap Village, P.O. Box 639, Ellisville, MS 39437.
An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
Oliver Funeral Home is in charge.
Randy Renae Lancaster Sr.
Randy Renae Lancaster Sr., 54, of Duck Hill, died Sunday, June 30, 2013, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was an Ammonia Refrigeration Technician at Windsor Foods. Randy served in the United States Air Force in Wichita, Kan. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Randy was affiliated with several motorcycle organizations, including The Patriot Guard Riders, LTCR of Grenada, Christian Motorcycle Association and many others.
Randy was born May 31, 1959, in Grenada, to Bennie and Gertrude Lancaster. He is survived by children, Randy R. Lancaster II of Grenada, Casey Sutherland (Damian) of Gautier, Amanda Bowen and Candice Mattox (Jake), both of Grenada; four grandchildren, Baley Bowen, Abbie Mattox, Allie Mattox and Kohen Mattox, all of Grenada; two sisters, Debbie Offerle (Russ) of Pearl, Trudy Lancaster of Grenada; a brother, Mike Lancaster (Patty) of Gore Springs; and a host of nieces and nephews and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Randy had a passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles, cherished every ride and the ones he rode alongside. In his words, “The destination is inevitable, it’s all about the RIDE!”
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 2, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at 10 a.m. at National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Nunnelee officiating and a eulogy by “Dink.” Procession will be led by various motorcycle organizations and friends. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.
National Funeral Home is in charge.
Johnny Ray Mullen
Johnny Ray Mullen, 56, of Greenwood, formerly of Charleston, died June 20, 2013, at University Medical Center in Jackson after a lengthy illness. No funeral services are planned for Mr. Mullen.
He was born on Dec. 10, 1956, to Telford C. “Buddy” Mullen and Lillian Carpenter Mullen.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Joan Mullen, Rose Mullen Skelton, and Diane Mullen Morgan; and three brothers, T. C. Mullen Jr., Lester Eugene Mullen, and Charles Edward Mullen.
Mr. Mullen is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Williams and Lord Funeral Home of Greenwood is in charge.
Henry James Pittman
Funeral services for Henry James “Jimmy” Pittman, 69, of Collierville, Tenn., were at 11 a.m. Monday, July 1, at the Wilson and Knight Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood. Burial followed in Itta Bena Cemetery.
Mr. Pittman died June 28, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Memphis.
He was born on Feb. 1, 1944, in Greenwood, to Harlow and Anna Mae Pittman.
Mr. Pittman was a long-time resident of Itta Bena where he lived almost all his life until 2009 when he moved to Collierville to be closer to his sons. He was a farmer and most recently worked for the City of Itta Bena where he retired in 2009.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jobie Pittman.
Mr. Pittman is survived by three sons Toby Pittman and Jeremy Pittman, both of Collierville, and Jaime Pittman of Okinawa, Japan; one sister Anna Francis Havens of Vaiden; one brother, Freddie Pittman of Clinton; 15 grandchildren and a great-grandson.
An online guestbook is at www.wilsonandknight.com.
Wilson and Knight Funeral Home was in charge.
Morris Rayburn Rhyne
Funeral services for Morris Rayburn “Ray” Rhyne, 66, of Water Valley, were at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville.
Mr. Rhyne died June 29, 2013, at his brother’s home in Batesville.
He was born on July 30, 1946, in Batesville, to Eligy Rayburn and Myrtle Ruth Taylor Rhyne.
Mr. Rhyne was a Baptist and worked as a machine operator for Borg-Warner in Water Valley. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army, having reached the rank of E-5. Mr. Rhyne was also a member of the V.F.W. in Water Valley.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Joy Rhyne and Ann Gray White; and a brother, Darrel Wayne Gray of Oxford.
Survivors include his sister, Rita Rhyne Mottz of Paris, Miss.; two brothers, Albert Gray of Batesville and Dwight Rhyne of Houston.
Wells Funeral Home was in charge.
Jewel Christine Trusty Rogers Roane
Funeral services for Jewel Christine Trusty Rogers Roane, 91, of Grenada, were at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shiloh Cemetery in Calhoun County.
Visitation was Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
Jewel died June 29, 2013, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
She was born on Sept. 29, 1921, and was the daughter of J. L. Trusty and Evie Chapman Trusty of Big Creek, Miss.
Jewel was a self-employed seamstress and member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Grenada.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J. L. and Evie Trusty; two husbands, John T. Rogers and Bob Roane; a daughter, Sybil Rogers; and a brother, Jesse Leo Trusty.
Mrs. Roane is survived by one son, Jesse Earl Rogers of Grenada; two granddaughters, Cathy Scheafer of Grenada and Audrey Childress of Mobile, Ala.; one grandson, Wesley “Bubba” Rogers of Grenada; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Shiloh Cemetery Fund.
National Funeral Home was in charge.
Harry Thomas Smith
Graveside services for Harry Thomas Smith, 80, of Bay St. Louis, formerly of Grenada, were at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Friendship Cemetery in Kilmichael.
Mr. Smith died June 29, 2013, at his residence of heart failure.
He was the son of Joe Miles and Winnie Amelia Smith.
Mr. Smith was a retired civil engineer and land surveyor. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by two sisters, Jewel Smith and Betty Lou Winfield; and two brothers, Joe Miles Smith Jr. and Carl Russell Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Stoker Smith of Bay St. Louis; two daughters, Sheila Diane Smith of Bay St. Louis and Margaret Faye Guerrero of Waveland; a brother, Sherwood Smith; two grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.
Scarlet Crawford Willoughby
Beloved Mother, ‘Granny’, sister and aunt, Scarlet Crawford Willoughby, passed away at the age of 74 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Scarlet was born in Grenada to Annie Avant Crawford and Fisher Crawford. She lived there until 1953. She was employed by Greenwood Utilities and the Greenwood Public School System for 38 years.
Scarlet was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Willoughby Sr.; her mother, Annie Carroll and dad, Earl Carroll; five siblings, A.F. Crawford, W.E. “Billy” Crawford, Lawrence Crawford, Mary C. Oswalt, and Ruby C.Ferguson.
She is survived by her son, James “Jimmy” Willoughby and his wife, Teresa, of Madison, Miss.; her daughter, Teresa W. Clegg and her husband, Billy Clegg, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Will Clegg of Chattanooga, Anna C. Clegg of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Caitlin Willoughby of Madison; two brothers, James “Jib” Crawford and his wife, Ruth Ann, of Grenada, Fisher Crawford and his wife, Dale, of Grenada; two sisters, Jean Overall and Pat Cooke of Sledge, Miss., sister-in-law, Hazel Crawford of Holcomb; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews who she loved dearly.
Scarlet loved the Lord, whom she said gave her a long and happy life. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Greenwood for many years. She did many things, but her greatest joy was being with and doing things with and for her family. Granny was always there for them. Serving her Lord Jesus Christ and her love for Him helped her to make it through her daily life.
Visitation was at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood on Saturday, June 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services were Sunday, June 30, at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
Geneva Bennett Woods
Graveside services for Geneva Bennett Woods, 95, of Grenada, are at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at Mars Hill Cemetery in Montgomery County. Burial will follow in Mars Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday, July 5, 2013, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., at National Funeral Home.
Geneva died Monday, July 1, 2013, at Grace Health and Rehab in Grenada.
She was born on Aug. 18, 1917, and was the daughter of Benjamin C. Bennett and Pernicee A. Collins Bennett of Webster County.
Geneva was employed by Tyler Holmes Nursing Facility as a Certified Nurses Aide. She attended Duck Hill Baptist Church.
Geneva is survived by a daughter, Jackie Frady of Interlachen, Fla.; two sons Jimmy and Henry Lee Woods of Gonzales, La.; one sister, Gladys Clutts of Gulfport; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her husband, Henry Howard “Buddy” Woods.
Many thanks to all the friends and relatives who visited Geneva in the nursing home.
National Funeral Home is in charge.