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Patricia Lynn Brown
   Funeral services for Patricia Lynn Brown, 58, 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.
   Patricia died Sept. 1, 2013, at Grace Health & Rehab in Grenada.
   She was born on June 14, 1954, and was the daughter of the late Jim Earl Brown and Rosa Christine 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, Shirley “Jo” Brown of Cascilla; and a host of cousins.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Frances Brown Whitten and Beulah Mae Brown Whitten; one brother, Lawrence Brown; and by two aunts, Martha Hand and Frances Bryan.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Paul Winfred Buford

   Funeral services for Paul Winfred Buford, 72, of Greenwood, were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood. Burial followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
   Mr. Buford died Sept. 4, 2013, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
   He served in the U.S. Marine Reserves. Mr. Buford was a retired gin and grain elevator manager for Due West Farms in Glendora. He was an avid bird watcher, enjoyed reading about Mississippi History and drinking coffee each morning with McDonald’s Coffee Club.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Grantham and Lewis Herman Buford; two sisters, Marie Buford Makamson and Earline Buford Pullen; and three brothers, Norman Buford, Waldo A. Buford, and Lewis H. Buford Jr.
   Mr. Buford is survived by his wife, Alice Buford of Greenwood; a daughter, Suzanne Buford of Greenwood; a son, Charles W. Buford of Greenwood; a brother, Dorman “Doc” Buford of Oxford; and a grandson.
   Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Baptist Children’s Home.
   An online guestbook is at
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home was in charge.

Jack M. Cole

   Funeral services for Jack M. “Papa Jack” Cole, 87, of Grenada, were at 10 a.m. Thursday at the National Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed in Memorial Gardens.
   Visitation was Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Mr. Cole died Sept. 9, 2013, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. He was preceded by his first wife Bernice White Cole.
   He was born on Dec. 15, 1925, and was the son of  Sylvester Cole and Berdie Mae O’Brien Cole of Grenada.
   Papa Jack was hired in 1989 by GLMC as a security guard, then a courier and will be forever there in heart and spirit. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of Army serving during WWII and a member of the VFW.
   Papa Jack is survived by one daughter, Cindy Bringazi of Modesto, Calif.; one son, Ricky Cole of Grenada; two step-daughters, Denise Box of Olive Branch and Mary Ellen Billingsley of Hanford, Calif.; two sisters, Evelyn McMillan and Peggy Boyette, both of Grenada; five grandchildren, Carrie Hatcher, Casey Davis, Deana Ricks Tammy Denny and Derick Campbell; 16 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
   Papa Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his second wife, Mary Hodges Cole; a grandson, Cole Atwell; and three brothers.
   Ricky Cole and Mack Box officiated the services.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Mary Estelle Little Corder

   Funeral services for Mary Estelle Little Corder, 95, of New Albany, formerly of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Carroll County.
   Visitation is Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Ms. Corder died Sept. 8, 2013, at her daughter’s home in New Albany.
   She was born on July 15, 1918, and was the daughter of the late James Lafayette Little and Annie Geneva Alldread Little of Carroll County.
   Estelle was employed by Pennaco Hosiery as a knitter. She  was a member of  Calvary Baptist Church of Carroll County.  She loved gardening and quilting.
   Ms. Corder is survived by a daughter, Gloria Graham of New Albany; a son, Wayne Corder of Holcomb; three brothers, Johnny Little of Caledonia, Ladell Little of Lake Charles, La., and Dick Little of Grenada; three grandchildren, Anthony Corder, Melanie Corder Gardner, and Mark Herring.
   She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ernest Jordan Corder; sister, Sadie Mae Bryant and three brothers, Lloyd Little, Grady Little and Lynn Little.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Geneie Henry Cox
   Geneie Henry Cox, 65, of Grenada passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson. She was born on Aug. 28, 1948, in Sturgis, Miss., to E. J. Henry and Willie Dee Roberts Henry. She was a member of Way of Life Ministries and the Pilot Club of Grenada.
   Geneie was a loving wife, mother and friend. She was a gifted florist and worked as the church clerk for many years at Stonefield Church of God. She will be missed by many and has touched so many lives in her walk with Jesus Christ as her Savior.
   Visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Way of Life Ministries. A visitation was also held Monday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service at Stonefield Church of God in Cascilla. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. with interment following at Stonefield Cemetery.
   Survivors include her daughters, Pam Cox Willis of Grenada; and Dee Ann Cox Beach (Chris) of Grenada; her son Marcus Eugene Cox, of Grenada; two sisters, Salli Henry Jackson (Doug) of Grenada; and Susy Henry Jones (Wayne) of Grenada; and four grandchildren, Chrissann Willis, Cora Lee Beach, Michael Beach, and Mason Cox.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene Cox; and two sisters, Toni Hood, and Sara Emma Henry.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home was in charge.

E. Jean Denley

   Funeral services for E. Jean Denley, 86, of Collierville, Tenn., were at noon Monday, Sept. 9, at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Magnolia Gardens.
   Ms. Denley died Sept. 5, 2013, in Collierville.
   She was a store clerk at Box Market and a faithful member of  The Church of God.
   Surviving Ms. Denley are her son, Dan Denley of Piperton, Tenn.; her sister, Curtus Dungan of Charleston; and three grandchildren.
   Memorial contributions may be to the American Diabetes Association.
   Newsom Funeral Home was in charge.

Jerry Lee Harpole

   Memorial services for Jerry Lee Harpole, 66, of Meridian, were at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the National Funeral Home Chapel.  
   Mr. Harpole died Sept. 5, 2013, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.
   He was born on Nov. 21, 1946, and was the son of the late William Lee Harpole and Lady Ruth Bradford Harpole of Calhoun County.
   Mr. Harpole was retired from U.S. Postal Service. He was a Baptist and a veteran of the Vietnam War.
   He is survived by two daughters, Brittni Harpole Colburn and Angela Harpole Crockett; a sister, Mary Elizabeth ”Liz” Ruth; a brother, William Jerone Harpole; and five grandchildren.  
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Virginia Claudene Sartain Lenti

   Funeral services for Virginia Claudene Sartain Lenti, 68, of Water Valley, are at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Woodland Hills Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Campground Cemetery.
   Visitation is Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until service time at the church.
   Ms. Lenti died Sept. 6, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.  
   She was the daughter of the late Eugene Claude and Virginia Dale Hollowell.
   Ms. Sartain had a lifelong dream to become a nurse.  Overcoming many health issues, she became a LPN, working at Yalobusha Hospital and Oxford Hospital before finally retiring in 2001 from the Med in Memphis. She enjoyed traveling, was a huge fan of Paula Deen, and was a member of Woodland Hills Baptist Church.
   Surviving Ms. Lenti are three brothers, James Sartain of Germantown, Tenn., Cary Sartain of Water Valley and Tommy Sartain of Cordova, Tenn.; five nephews, Steven Sartain, Jeremy Sartain, Chris Sartain, Austin Terry, and James Joseph Sartain; one niece, Erin Sartain Terry; and two great nephews, Joshua and Benjamin Sartain.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

Mildred Jeanette Shaw Manning

    Funeral services for Mildred Jeanette Shaw Manning, 45, of Coffeeville, were at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial followed in Memory Memorial Cemetery.
   Mrs. Manning died Aug. 7, 2013, at her home.
   She was born in Oxford on Dec. 15, 1967, and was the daughter of Malcolm Walton and Carolyn Shaw of Coffeeville.
   Mrs. Manning was a former cook for a restaurant, a reconstructive artist painter and was a member of Carrollton United Methodist Church,  
   She is preceded in death by a sister, Millie Sexton; grandparents, Clyde and Estelle Shaw and her grandfather, E. O. Newsom.
   In addition to her parents, surviving Mrs. Manning are her husband, Richard Manning of Coffeeville; two sons, Lake Chambers McNeer and Kyle Aston McNeer of Winona; brother, Malcolm Walton Shaw Jr of Mantachie, Miss.; grandmother, Eva Mae Newsom of Water Valley; and a niece and a nephew.
   Parker Memorial Funeral Home was in charge.

George W. Mitchell

   Memorial services for George W. Mitchell, 86, of Houston, Texas, native of Grenada, were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the chapel at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home in Houston.
   Mr. Mitchell died Sept. 1, 2013.
   He was the son of Grover Ray and Addie Fowler Mitchell.
   Mr. Mitchell graduated from Grenada High School, served in the United States Navy, and he was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. After serving in the military, he attended Mississippi State University and graduated with honors.
   He was a Certified Public Accountant who began his career at Arthur Andersen. As a senior financial executive, his experience spanned a wide variety of industries including the hotel, real estate, and corporate reorganizations. He was President of Main Bank and retired as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Battle Mountain Gold Company. Mr. Mitchell was a member of Tallowood Baptist Church, The American Institute of Certified Accountants, The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, The Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs, and the Financial Executives Institute. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid golfer. He was a member of Pine Forest County Club for more than 35 years.
   In addition to his parents, Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma Gammill Mitchell; a sister, Ray Cecil Mitchell Tribble, and a great-grandson.
   Survivors include his wife, Lynne Chappuis Mitchell; a daughter, Linda Tondu; a son, Stuart Mitchell; a step-son, Warren Robinson III; two grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital or Boys and Girls Country in Houston.
   Memorial Oaks Funeral Home was in charge.

Wilna Carpenter Noah
   Funeral services for Wilna Carpenter Noah, 93, of Greenwood, formerly of Carroll County, are at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.  
   Visitation is Tuesday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
   Mrs. Noah died Sept. 7, 2013, at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital of heart failure.
   She was born in Carroll County on Dec. 9, 1919, to the late Charlie and Lettie Bell McCormick Carpenter.  
   Mrs. Noah was a homemaker and a member of Enon Methodist Church in Carroll County. She enjoyed gardening and loved flowers.  
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Noah in death is her husband, Curren Noah.
   Surviving Mrs. Noah are one sister, Ruth Mooney of Hattiesburg and a host of nieces and nephews.
   Lee Funeral Home is in charge.

Gladys Simmons Reves
   Funeral services for Gladys Simmons Reves, 90, of Grenada, are at National Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at 3 p.m. Visitation is Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Internment will follow in Mars Hill Church Cemetery in Montgomery County.  
   Mrs. Reves passed away at her home in Grenada on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. She was born on Feb. 15, 1923, to Joe and Donnie Simmons in Alva, Miss.  
   She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Edward Benjamin “E. B.” Reves; a daughter, Maggie Carolyn Reves Heath; a great-grandson, Duston Heath; a son-in-law, Sgt. Maj. Lloyd Gibson Walters; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Ann McReynolds Reves; three brothers, Mack, Russell and Melvin Simmons; two sisters Christine S. England Hamby and Betty Jo S. Hendricks.
   Mrs. Reves will be missed by her devoted family: a daughter, Sue Reves Walters of Grenada; three sons, Harold O. Reves (Nannie Mae Reves) of Grenada, Ralph E. Reves (Lorraine B. Reves) of Globe, Ariz., and Joe E. Reves (Diane Fox Reves) of Grenada; one son-in-law, Douglas Glenn Heath of Starkville and a sister-in-law, Agnes (Russell) Simmons of Grenada; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
   Mrs. Reves retired after 35 years with the Grenada Pennaco Hosiery Mill. She was a devoted member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Silvertones Choir in Grenada. She was a lady full of  life and her talents were many. She loved being with people.  
   Mrs. Reves is gone from us but she heard the Golden Bells ringing and she is having a reunion with family and friends that she has longed to see once again.  
   Bro. Barry Worrell will be officiating the services with Bro. Brent Barker assisting him.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Pamela Williams Snell
   Memorial services for Pamela Williams Snell, 62, of Grenada, were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Providence Baptist Church.
   Visitation was Saturday from 10  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
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Kenneth Maxwell Spells
   Funeral services for Kenneth “Kennish” Maxwell Spells, 56, of Grenada, were at noon Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Peter COGIC in McCarley. Burial followed in Bethel Christian Church Cemetery in Coila.
   Mr. Spells died Aug. 17, 2013.
   He was born on Feb. 3, 1957, to the late Julia Keys Spells and James William Spells.
   Mr. Spells was known as a fun-loving, playful person who will be remembered fondly by all who knew him. He enjoyed working with his hands and would spend long hours repairing and rebuilding old automobiles.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Spells Ross; and two brothers, Ervin Lewis Spells and Fred Lee Spells.
   Mr. Spells is survived by his wife, Betty Spells; a daughter, Trasheda Swims; four sisters, Mary, Elizabeth, Iora and Bertha; and three brothers, William, Billie and Gus.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home was in charge.

John Beldon Tillman

   On Sept. 7, 2013, heaven gained an angel and earth lost a saint as John Beldon Tillman, in the arms of the family who adored him, passed from death to eternal life at the age of 85. His life began Nov. 3, 1927, in Moscow, Tenn. At the age of one month the family moved to Tillatoba.
   John was one of seven children born to Keith Black Tillman and Viva Harris Tillman, both of whom preceded him and have waited for him in heaven. Brothers, Harvey Keith and Version Harris and sisters Virginia, Laura, and Ina Claire have also looked forward to his arrival in heaven. John’s only living brother is Phillip, who lives in Burlington, N.C. Phillip is the fourth sibling to serve his country in the armed services, retiring as  a chaplain from the Air Force.
   John was the husband of Margaret Ann Standridge. The two were united in holy matrimony on Dec. 7, 1950. Their lives were blessed with four loving children, John Gilbert, Jeff Harris, Lee Ann, and Connie. John loved and enjoyed seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
   A patriot, he served for a brief time during World War II and was discharged after brothers Harvey and Version “Buddy” were killed. A staunch citizen, he served his country again from 1950-1952 in Korea during the Korean Conflict.
   He faithfully served his church after surrendering his life to Christ on Aug. 30, 1936. He was ordained deacon and remained devoted to that calling until his departure.
   John lived his life farming and raising cattle and was passionate about his work. His life revolved around his children and grandchildren. His enjoyment in life was spending time with his family. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, but especially so when his children and grandchildren were involved.
   The celebration of his life will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Tillatoba Baptist Church.Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. with services at 4 p.m. Interment will follow immediately at Union Cemetery.
   John and his family regularly decorate Union Cemetery for each patriotic holiday and request that all donations be given to the Union Cemetery Fund in memory of John Beldon Tillman.
   Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge. 

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