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Claire Louise Beck
   Graveside services for Claire Louise Beck, 67, of Greenwood, are at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Leflore Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood.
   Mrs. Beck died Sept. 6, 2013, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
   She was a cotton classer for USDA for over 20 years. She was a member of the Greenwood Country Club.
   Mrs. Beck was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry W. Beck.
   She is survived by two daughters, Kim Beck of Greenwood and Kelly Beck of Bay City, Texas; a step-son, Keith Beck of Tillatoba; a sister, Pam Colby of New York; a brother, Gary Landry of Connecticut; two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; and one great-step-grandchild.
   An online guestbook is at www.wilsonandknight.com.
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home is in charge.  

Naomi Brown
   Funeral services for Naomi Brown, 50, of Grenada, formerly of Coffeeville, are at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Burning Bush M.B. Church. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Miss Brown died Sept. 7, 2013, at her home.
   She was born on Aug. 21, 1963.
   Miss Brown was a cook. She graduated from GHS in 1982 and attended Valley State University.
   She is survived by her mother, Adell Brown of Grenada; three daughters, Tameka Brown, Amelia Brown and LaShunden Eden, all of Grenada; three sisters, Shirley Brown and Sandra Brown, both of Grenada, and Dorthoy Jackson of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two brothers, Herbert Brown of Albany, Ga., and Andre Brown of Kileen, Texas.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is 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 World War II 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 www.nfhgrenada.com.
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Mary Estelle Little Corder
   Funeral services for Mary Estelle Little Corder, 95, of New Albany, formerly of Grenada, were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Carroll County.
   Visitation was 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 www.nfhgrenada.com.
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Provine Ford
   Funeral services for Provine “Peter Rabbit” Ford, 73, of Grenada, are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at New Beginnings. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mr. Ford died Sept. 6, 2013, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson of natural causes.
   He was born on Jan. 8, 1940.
   Mr. Ford was a farm worker.
   He was preceded in death by his mother, Flora Lee Ford; and two sisters, Ruby Lee Hayes and Eddie Mae Ford.
   Mr. Ford is survived by a sister, Minnie Bowdry of Grenada.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Martha Cheney Wiggins Geeslin
   Funeral services for Martha Cheney Wiggins Geeslin, 93, of Greenwood, are at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood.
   Mrs. Geeslin died Sept. 10, 2013.
   She was born on Jan. 15, 1920, to Dr. Carl and Lillye Maude Evans Wiggins.
   Mrs. Geeslin taught dancing to many of Greenwood’s youth, spanning a period of over 60 years. She was a lifetime member of the National Association of Dancers and Affiliated Artists (NADAA) and Dance Teachers United (DTU) where she was one of the founding members. While with NADAA, she traveled cross country every summer for over 25 years, traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago to New York City. She was an inspiration to not only to her many dancing students, but to other dance teachers as well. Mrs. Geeeslin served as Grand Marshall of the annual Roy Martin Band Festival three times.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Leon Geeslin; and a brother, Johnnie Wiggins.
   Mrs. Geeslin is survived by a daughter, Cindy Geeslin Goza of Greenwood; a son, William Carl Geeslin of Jackson; a brother, Elson Wiggins of Greenwood; five grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; and four nephews.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
   An online guestbook is at www.wilsonandknight.com.
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home is in charge.

Henderson Hargrove
   Funeral services for Henderson Hargrove, 61, of Duck Hill, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Binford U.M. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mr. Hargrove died Sept. 5, 2013, at his home.
   He was born on Feb. 6, 1952.
   Mr. Hargrove is survived by his wife, Emma J. Hargrove of Duck Hill; three daughters, Syretta Johnson of Grenada, Leshe Johnson of Oxford and Yolanda Hargrove of Memphis; a son, Quincy Hargrove of Memphis; six sisters; and a brother.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Joyce Faye Harvey
   Funeral services for Joyce “Faye” Harvey, 59, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at First New Hope Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Harvey died Sept. 7, 2013, at East Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis of cancer.
   She was born on Aug. 28, 1954.
   Mrs. Harvey was a housekeeper at Quality Inn and a member of First New Hope Baptist Church.
   She is survived by a son, Dexter Travis of Grenada; two sisters, Bernice Stricklin of Grenada and Eash Malone of Chicago; and a granddaughter, Shakitda Clay of Grenada.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Gladys Simmons Reves
   Funeral services for Gladys Simmons Reves, 90, of Grenada, were at National Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at 3 p.m. Visitation was Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Internment followed 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 officiated the services with Bro. Brent Barker assisting him.
   On-line condolences may be made at www.nfhgrenada.com.
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Marjorie Spencer
   Funeral services for Marjorie Spencer, 88, of Water Valley, native of Yalobusha County, are at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15,  at the city auditorium in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Bayson Chapel Cemetery.
   Mrs. Spencer died Sept. 9, 2013, at her home.
   She was born on March 17, 1925.
   Mrs. Spencer was retired from Emerson Electric, and she was a member of Bayson Chapel M.B. Church. She was a member of the church’s Mother Board until her health failed. Mrs. Spencer enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
   She is survived by her husband, Robert Spencer Jr. of Water Valley; two daughters, Dicy Marie Spencer and Sandra S. Bland, both of Water Valley, and Willie Maude S. Horton and Melzinnia S. Cornolly, both of Chicago; and a son, Robert B. Spencer of St. Louis.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.



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