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Christy Adele Ball Baker-Annis
   Funeral services for Christy Baker-Annis, 70, of Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of Grenada, were from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Culley’s Meadowwood Funeral Home in Tallahassee.
   Mrs. Baker-Annis died Sept. 19, 2013, at her home.
   She was born on Oct. 18, 1942, and was the daughter of the late Alonzo Chris Ball and Marjorie Key of Grenada.
   Mrs. Baker-Annis was a retired psychological specialist at Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, Fla. She was also a talented artist and in her teens and 20s her paintings won numerous awards. She was a graduate of John Rundle High School, Holmes Junior College, and the University of Mississippi, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and a master’s degree in archaeology. She later earned another master’s degree in psychology, at Augusta State University, Augusta, Ga. During the late 60s through the mid-80s she was a member of archaeological excavation teams in Britain, led the Mississippi archaeological field survey of sites proposed for roads and bridges in the Jackson area, and managed a group home for mentally handicapped children in Pennsylvania. The capstone of her professional career was as psychological specialist for 21 years in the Forensic Service of Florida State Hospital Chattahoochee, Fla. She enjoyed yoga, vegetarian cooking, jogging, reading, professional tennis, anything to do with Ole Miss, gardening, nature, and a certain British time traveling doctor. Her interest in cultures and history led her to travel literally around the world with her husband in tow and often with her children, who were elementary school age when she introduced them to France, England, Egypt, Greece and Turkey.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Baker-Annis in death are her first husband, Bill Baker of Horne Lake and her step-father, Troy Key.
   Surviving Mrs. Baker-Annis are her husband of 31 years, Dr. Larry Annis; two daughters, Loren Adele MacNeill Annis and Catherine Laurel Annis; two sisters, Cathy Ball Ward of Mendenhall, and Judy Key Clark of Greenwood; her brother, Allan Chris Ball, of Pueblo, Colo.; numerous in-laws, nephews and nieces.
   An online guestbook is available at
   Culley’s Meadowwood Funeral Home was in charge.

Sheila Thomas Burnett
   Sheila Thomas Burnett of Durango, Colo., passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Grand Junction, Colo.
   The family received friends during the visitation Saturday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Charleston. There was an additional visitation at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, at First Presbyterian Church with the funeral following at 3 p.m. Interment was in the Burnett Family Cemetery immediately following the service. Newsom Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
   Mrs. Burnett, a former resident of Charleston and interior designer, volunteered and served her Charleston community and church in many capacities. She enjoyed making Christmas angels and manger scenes. Since relocating to Colorado in 2009, she joined the First Methodist Church of Durango. She was also an active member of the United Methodist Congregation Care Team who did in-home visits with Alzheimer patients. She was a volunteer at the Durango Nursing Home and was active with Adaptive Sports for Skiing and hosted several handicap participants in her home. She was a beloved member of Moxie Hikers and Skiers, a friend of the Durango Library and was a member in several area book clubs.
   She is survived by three sons, Damon (Kristie) Stroud and John Ball (Angie) Burnett Jr., both of Charleston and Nathan (Heather) Burnett of Grenada; eight grandchildren, Cord Singleton of Yazoo City, Kody and Destyne Stroud of Charleston, Ann and John Ball Burnett III of Charleston, and Savannah, Lylah Kate, and Nathan Burnett Jr. of Grenada; two sisters, Patricia Arnett of Holly Springs and Nancy (Ron) Coffler of Rockford, Ill.; along with three nieces and three nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Burnett Sr. of Charleston and her parents, K. B. Thomas and Ezra Pipkin Thomas of Holly Springs.
   The family ask that all memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Charleston Family Life Center.
   Newsom Funeral Home was in charge.

Orman McCoy Cox
   Funeral services for Mr. Orman McCoy Cox, 81, of North Carrollton were at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Lee Chapel in Winona. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.
   Mr. Cox died Sept. 20, 2013, at University Hospital in Lexington of injuries received in an automobile accident.  
   He was born on June 13, 1932, and was the son of the late Bennie Watson and Wilna Daves Cox.
   Mr. Cox was the owner of Western Auto in North Carrollton, a cattleman, a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church near Coila, and a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War.
   In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. Cox in death are his wife, Myrtis Corley Cox and two brothers, Bobby and Ben Alvin Cox.
   Surviving Mr. Cox are his daughter Kathy Cox of Carrollton; two sons, Gayland Cox of Ridgeland and Terry Cox of Carrollton; two sisters, Evelyn Winters of Indianola and Sarah Eunice Pittman of Greenwood; two brothers, Billy Cox of Greenwood and Ronald Cox of Black Hawk; and four grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
   Lee Funeral Home was in charge.

Helen M. Garrard
   A graveside service for Helen M. Garrard, 88, of Grenada, was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
   Mrs. Garrard died Sept. 20, 2013, at Grace Health and Rehab in Grenada.
   She was born on Jan. 1, 1925, and was the daughter of the late William Mikijanic and Katherine Urbonic Mikijanic of French Town, N.J.
   She was employed by the Greenwood-Leflore Hospital in the medical department until her retirement. She then worked for her son-in-law, Frank Marascalco, at his pharmacy, Sav-Mor Drugs. She was also a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada.
   Surviving Mrs. Garrard are two daughters, Wanda Burchfield of Carrollton and Yvonne “Dolly“ Marascalco of Grenada; one son, Randy Garrard of Holcomb; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 245 Meadowbrook Road, Grenada, MS 38901.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Sandra Jane Castle Muscat
   Funeral services for Sandra “Suzi” Castle Muscat, 67, of Toomsuba, Miss., were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Oliver Chapel in Winona. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery in Kilmichael.   
   Mrs. Muscat died Sept. 19, 2013, at her home of heart failure.
   She was born on June 22, 1946, and was the daughter of the late Wayne and Jane O’Neal Castle.
   Mrs. Muscat was a retired cosmetologist and was currently the cafeteria manager for Progressive Pipeline in Meridian. She was a member of Mt. Gillion Baptist Church in Toomsuba and the Port Charlotte, Fla., VFW. She was a 1965 graduate of Kilmichael High School and a graduate of Draughon’s Beauty College in Memphis.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Muscat in death are her two husbands, Richard Calcote and Robert “Bob” Muscat; and her son, Todd Calcote.  
   Survivors include her daughter, Sandi Calcote of Toomsuba; three brothers, Gary Castle of West Point, Mike Castle of Destin, Fla., and Allen Castle of Oxford; a granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.  
   An online guestbook is available at
   Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Doris Vernon
   Funeral services for Doris “Nell” Vernon, 78, of Charleston were at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Charleston Church of God. Burial followed in Friendship Church of God Cemetery.
   Mrs. Vernon died Sept. 19, 2013, in Charleston.
   She was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Steele.
   Mrs. Vernon was a seamstress at Rosewood Manufacturing Company of Charleston and a member of Charleston Church of God.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Vernon in death are her first husband, J. D. Williams and two sisters, Patsy Steele Martin and Barbara Steele McCullough.
   Mrs. Vernon is survived by her husband, J. T. Vernon of Charleston; a sister, Edna Steele Ross of Holcomb; and three brothers, Mike Steele of Brandon, Harry Steele of Laurel, and William “Bill” Steele of Cheyenne, Wyo.
   Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society and the Charleston Church of God.
   An online guestbook is available at
   Newsom Funeral Home was in charge.

James Winston Woods
   Funeral services for James Winston Woods, 95, of Grenada, were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Red Hill Cemetery in Duck Hill.
   Mr. Woods died Sept. 20, 2013, at Grace Health & Rehabilitation Center of Grenada.  
   He was born on March 8, 1918, in Grenada, to the late Robert Lee Woods and Rosa Reeves Woods.
   Mr. Woods served in the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant and was a World War II veteran. He later worked at McQuay for 22 years and was the owner of Woods Grocery in Duck Hill.
   Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Woods of Grenada; a daughter, Jamie Morgan of Hernando; two sons, Andy Woods of Brandon and Terry Woods of Louisville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge.

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