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Patricia Lynn Brown
   Funeral services for Patricia Lynn Brown, 59, of Grenada, were at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Stonefield Church of God near Cascilla with Bro. Mark Moore officiating. Burial followed in Smith Cemetery near Cascilla.
   Visitation was Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Stonefield Church of God.
   Pallbearers were Hollis Bloodworth, Chris King, Lee Smallwood, Michael O’Bryant, Draper Mauldin, and Douglas Mauldin.
   Patricia died Sept. 1, 2013, at Grace Health and Rehab in Grenada.
   She was born on June 14, 1954, and was the daughter of Jim Earl Brown and Chirstine O‘Bryant Brown of Tallahatchie County.
   Patricia was employed as a private duty caregiver. She was a member of the Stonefield Church of God.
   Patricia is survived by her aunt, Effie Scott and her husband, L.J., of Dallas, Texas; her uncles, Bill O’Bryant and his wife, Margaret, of Grenada, Buddy O’Bryant and his wife, Elaine, of Memphis, and Watt O’Bryant and his wife, Shirley, of Grenada; one niece, Jo Brown of Cascilla; and a host of cousins.
   She was preceded in death by her parents and by two aunts, Martha Hand and Frances Bryan.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Elornia Thomas Gladney
   Funeral services for Elornia Thomas Gladney, 74, of Maben, were at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Bethel M.B. Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
   Mrs. Gladney died Aug. 26, 2013, in Maben.
   She was born in Oktibbeha County on Dec. 5, 1938.
   Mrs. Gladney was a homemaker.   
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home was in charge.

Ola Mae Payne Jefcoat
   Funeral services for Ola Mae Payne Jefcoat, 94, of Eupora, were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Needmore Cemetery.
   Visitation was Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Ms. Jefcoat died Sept. 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
   She was born on Dec. 16, 1918, in Tallahatchie County and was the daughter of the late Willie Harris and Carrie Kerr Harris.
   Ola Mae was employed by Golden Age Nursing Home in Greenwood as a nurses aide. She attended the Church Of God.
   Ms. Jefcoat is survived by her daughter, Doris Ann Ridemour of Nashville, Tenn.; five sons, Andrew Payne Jr. of Gore Springs, Noble Payne of Gulfport, J. B. Payne of Calhoun City, J. L. Payne of Apollo Beach, Fla., and Richard Payne of Pass Christian; 30 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
   She was proceeded in death by her parents and husband, Meek Andrew Payne Sr.; a daughter, Geneva Paynethree; three sons, James Payne, JR Payne and Reese Payne.
   Bro. Brian Wells officiated the service with her grandsons and great-grandsons serving as pallbearers.  
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Sue Helon Welch Kelly
   Graveside services for Sue Helon Welch Kelly, 81, of Memphis, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
   Mrs. Kelly died Sept. 4, 2013, at Spring Gate Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Memphis.
   She was born on June 3, 1932, in Grenada, to Charles B. and Faye Alma Boone Welch.
   Mrs. Kelly was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack Milton Kelly; three sisters, Betty Lovorn, Mary Lovorn, and Iyzonne King; and a brother, Robert Welch.
   Mrs. Kelly is survived by two daughters, Donna Kelly Bowman of Daphne, Ala., and Cathy Kelly Rowley of  Bartlett, Tenn.; two sons, Jack Milton Kelly Jr. and Charles T. Kelly, both of Smithville, Tenn; a sister, Vonda Clanton of Nashville; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge.

Claude Brandon Marlow
   Funeral services for Claude Brandon Marlow, 67, of Winona were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Marlow Family Cemetery near Winona.  
   Mr. Marlow died Sept. 1, 2013, at his residence of heart failure.
   He was born on March 24, 1946, and was the son of Bill and Wahweece Neal Marlow.
   Mr. Marlow was a mechanic and a member of the Baptist faith.  
   In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. Marlow in death is a sister, Rebecca Hamilton.
   Survivors include his wife, Margie Marlow of Winona; one daughter, Angie Clark of Drew; two sons, Scott Marlow of Winona and Kevin Marlow of Vaiden; five sisters, Glenda Mitchell, Billie Garner, Peggy Brister, Carolyn Hodges, and Sheila Newson; two brothers, Johnny Marlow and Gayle Marlow; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
   An online guestbook is available at
   Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Perry Lamar Roark
   A graveside funeral service for Perry Lamar Roark, 79, of Winona, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Shiloh Cemetery in Duck Hill.
   Visitation is Saturday, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona.
   Mr. Roark died Sept. 5, 2013, at Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona of heart failure.
   He was the son of Ernest and Corley Taylor Roark.
   Mr. Roark was a retired senior lineman with Entergy of Mississippi and a member of North Winona Baptist Church in Winona. He was a Wahabi Shriner, a member of the York Rite, and a member of the Winona Masonic Lodge #48, completing 50 years of service as a Master Mason. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as an Airborne Ranger.
   Survivors include his wife, Willie Mae Kirk Roark of Winona; three daughters, Delmer Elizabeth Roark of Grenada, Patricia Roark Smith of Starkville, and Sherri Roark Swindle of Olive Branch; one brother, Charles Ray Roark of Benton; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge.

Pamela Williams Snell
    Memorial services for Pamela Williams Snell, 62, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Providence Baptist Church.
   Visitation is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church.
   Pam died Sept. 3, 2013, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
   She was born on April 9, 1951, in Marlton, Ark., and was the daughter of Louis Williams and Nelda Spence Williams.
   Pam was a housewife and a member of Providence Baptist Church. She was full of life and her family meant everything to her, especially being with her grandbabies. She also enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners and visiting with her family.    
   Pam is survived by her husband Terry Snell of Grenada; five sons, John Moore of Grenada, James Moore of Gilmer, Texas, Peter Snell of Indianola, Adam Snell of Inverness and Allen (Tank) Snell of Grenada; three daughters, Debbie Sorensen of Olympia, Wash., Tessa Hickum of Wilmer, Ark., and Tera Collins of Grenada; two sisters Becky Reynolds of Greenbrier, Ark., and Johnnie McLester of Mooresville, N.C.; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Pam was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Diane Williams; and two granddaughters, Carley Kris Collins and Nicole Hallett.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Providence Baptist Church.  
   On-line condolences may be made at our website,
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Ophelia Tyler
   Funeral services for Ophelia “Aunt Tina” Tyler, 93, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Brusher Fork 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. Tyler died Aug. 28, 2013, at Grenada Lake Medical Center of natural causes.
   She was born on May 10, 1920.
   Mrs. Tyler was a homemaker and a member of Burning Bush M.B. Church, where she served as an usher. She enjoyed fishing, cooking and sewing.
   She is survived by a daughter, Lela Tillman of Grenada.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Broadus Upchurch
   Funeral services for Broadus Upchurch, 71, of Teoc, were at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home. Burial followed in Moore’s Memorial Cemetery.
   Mr. Upchurch died Aug. 30, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.
   He was the son of the late Ulen and Mozell Upchurch Gregg and the step-son of late Roger Gregg.
   Mr. Upchurch was a native of Montgomery County and had been a longtime resident of Leflore and Carroll Counties.  He was a member and honorary deacon of Abundant Life Pentecostal Church of God. He worked for many years for Upchurch Plumbing as a supervisor and was an avid sportsman.
   In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. Upchurch in death are his brother, Vennis Upchurch; a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.
   Surviving Mr. Upchurch are his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Carpenter Upchurch of Teoc; two daughters, Telisa Britt and Annette McDonald of Carrollton; three sons, Ronald Upchurch and Anthony Upchurch of Carrollton and Marcus Upchurch of Lavergne, Tenn.; two sisters, Beatrice Ellis of Greenwood and Pam Alford of Leland; four brothers, Asie Upchurch of Byram, Ralph Upchurch of Greenwood, Richard Upchurch and Jerry Upchurch of Carrollton; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to Abundant Life Pentecostal Church.
   An online guestbook is available at
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home was in charge.

William Windham
   Funeral services for William “Billy” Windham, 86, of Grenada, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ken Salley officiating. Burial followed in Red Hill Cemetery near Duck Hill.
   Pallbearers were Greg Fernandez, Aaron Windham, Dudley Windham, Frank Fernandez, Lee Marlow, Kelly Durham and Steve Durham.
   Visitation was Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Billy died Sept. 1, 2013, at his home.
   He was born on Aug. 7, 1927, and was the son of the late William Thomas Windham and Betty Lee Vance Windham of Grenada.
   Billy was retired from Heatcraft, where he worked on the assembly line. He was a member of Elliott Church of Christ.
   Billy is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanette Thomas Windham of Grenada; two daughters, Betty Fernandez and Angela Faye Windham, both of Grenada; two sons, Ricky Glenn Windham and Benny Thomas Windham, both of Carrollton, and six grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Grace Williams, Ruby Windham Durham, and Essie Jo Anthony.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

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