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Junior Boyd
   Graveside services for Junior Boyd, 93, of the New Bethel Community in Carroll County, are at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the New Bethel Cemetery in Carrollton.  
   Mr. Boyd died Oct. 1, 2013, at the State Veterans Home in Kosciusko of heart failure.
   He was a retired carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and most recently attended the Winona Baptist Temple in Winona.  
   Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by his wife, Winnie Pearl Corder Boyd; and his parents, Washington Alfonso and Eula Mae Compton Boyd.
   Survivors include his sister, Jimmie K. Boyd of Carthage; and a host of nieces and nephews.
   Lee Funeral Home of Winona is in charge.

Lonzell Carrothers
   Funeral services for Lonzell Carrothers, 66, of Water Valley, are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley.
   Visitation is Saturday from 11 a.m. to service time at the funeral home.
   Mr. Carrothers died Sept. 29, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
   He was born on Dec. 27, 1947, to J. C. and Bessie Mae Smalley Carrothers in Coffeeville.
   Mr. Carrothers was employed as a truck driver for Elliott Lumber Company in Oxford until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, working on cars and spending time with family and friends.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, J.C. Carrothers Jr. and Monroe Carrothers.
   Mr. Carrothers is survived by two daughters, Letha Crane of Southaven and Beverly Jones of Horn Lake; a son, Lonzell Carrothers Jr. of Southaven; four sisters, Grace Bishop of Water Valley, Nellie Thompson of Rialto, Calif., Mary Watkins and Susan Bailey, both of Memphis; two brothers, Montroy Carrothers of Water Valley and James Carrothers of Oxford; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

Billy Ray Cox
   Funeral services for Billy Ray Cox, 78, of Horn Lake, are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Bradford Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carriage Hills Baptist Church in Southaven and Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at Bradford Chapel Baptist Church.
   Mr. Cox died Oct. 2, 2013.
   He was retired from International Harvester and Case. Mr. Cox was a member of Carriage Hills Baptist Church.
   Mr. Cox was preceded in death by his wife, Myra Ann Cox; his parents, Joel and Ruth Cox; two sisters, Dorothy McHugh and Virginia Anderson; and a brother, G. D. Cox.
   He is survived by a daughter, Vicki King of Arlington, Tenn.; a son, Kenneth Cox of Horn Lake; a brother, Joe Cox of Duck Hill; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Memorials may be made to Carriage Hills Baptist Church.
   Hernando Funeral Home is in charge.

I. J. Ellis
   Funeral services for I. J. Ellis, 85, of Grenada, are at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Church of Christ on Washington St. Burial will follow in Coffeeville Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mr. Ellis died Sept. 29, 2013, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
   He was born on Feb. 13, 1928.
   Mr. Ellis worked for Memphis Hardwood Flooring, and he was a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his children, grandchildren and church family.
   He is survived by four daughters, Minnie P. Hayes, Clara Bounds and Burnette Herrod, all of Grenada, and Joann Sykes of Chicago; two sons, I. J. Ellis Jr. of Chicago and Charles Ellis of Oakland, Miss.; and a step-son, Walter Derden of Elk Grove, Calif.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Lee Grantham
   Funeral services for Lee Grantham, 98, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Second New Hope M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Mr. Grantham died Sept. 28, 2013, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
   He was born on Jan. 12, 1915. Mr. Grantham was retired from the U.S. Air Force.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Katie Mae Collins Harville
   Katie Mae Collins Harville, 95, of Taylors, S.C., formerly of Grenada, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. She was born on July 8, 1918, in Grenada to Mr. and Mrs. David Collins. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church in Grenada, where she resided until nine years ago when she moved to South Carolina to be near her daughter. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, and friend, and will be missed by all.
   Visitation will be held at Garner Harper Funeral Home from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens with Bro. Fletcher Moorman officiating.
   Survivors include her children, Nancy Freely, of Taylors, S.C., Steve Harville, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Melody Smith, of Brandon. She is also survived by a brother, Odav Collins; and two sisters, Dorothy Harville and Kathleen Tilghman, all of Grenada; seven grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J. C. Harville; and five brothers, D. F. Collins, Raymond Collins, Royce Collins, Bobby Collins and Noble Collins.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge.

Anna M. Hill
   Funeral services for Anna M. Hill, 68, of Kilmichael, formerly of Charleston, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Kilmichael Baptist Church. Burial followed in Charleston Cemetery.
Mrs. Hill died Sept. 30, 2013, at her residence of heart failure.
   She was born on May 31, 1945, and was the daughter of Charles and Ollie Staten Moore.
   Mrs. Hill was a retired social worker and a member of Kilmichael Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and Christian training. She sang regularly at church and at nursing homes.  
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Hill in death is her  first husband, Bobby Williams.
   Survivors include her husband, Robert “Bud” Hill of Kilmichael; two step-daughters, Lisa Land of Winona and Kim McCalop of Grenada; a niece, a nephew, four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village or to Kilmichael Baptist Church.
   An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
   Oliver Funeral Home of Winona was in charge.

Willie B. Hundley
   Funeral services for Willie B. Hundley, 92, of Holcomb, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Battle Temple COGIC in Grenada. Burial will follow in Sweet Home Cemetery in Holcomb.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Hundley died Sept. 26, 2013, at her residence of congestive heart failure.
   She was born on May 10, 1921.
   Mrs. Hundley was a member of Battle Temple COGIC, the Ladies Aide Society of Mississippi and the 4-H Club. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting and gardening.
   She is survived by six daughters, Mary Hundley-Magee of Holcomb, Annie Williams of Darien, Ga., Mammie Nelson, Dorothy Perry, Pearlie Hundley and Theresa Hundley-Wade, all of Joliet, Ill.; three sons, Charles Hundley of Atlanta, James Lewis of Chicago and Tyree Hundley of Champaign, Ill.; three sisters, Flora Amos of Grenada, Minnie Rosenthall of Memphis and Juanita Christian of Newark, N.J.; a brother, Leon Christian of Nashville; more than 30 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Thomas William Minga
   Thomas William Minga, 61, of Indianola died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at South Sunflower County Hospital in Indianola.  
   The family received friends Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., at Burton Funeral Home in Indianola. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Burton Funeral Home. Burial followed in Indianola City Cemetery.  
   Mr. Minga was born in Cleveland on Aug. 10, 1952, and was the son of Thomas Raymond and Mae Johnson Minga.  He attended Fairview Baptist Church.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Shirley Ann White.  
   He is survived by his wife, Carol Minga of Indianola; one son, Bill Minga Jr. of Sunflower; one daughter, Gail Minga Williams of Tupelo; one sister, Ruth Watson of Carrollton; and four grandchildren.  
   Burton Funeral of Indianola was in charge.  
   An online guestbook may be signed at www.burtonfuneralhome.net.

Leeandrew Norwood
   Funeral services for Leeandrew “Rabbit” Norwood, 54, of Grenada, formerly of Charleston, are at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at First New Hope M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mr. Norwood died Sept. 30, 2013, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
   He was born on Jan. 6, 1959.
   Mr. Norwood was a Baptist, and he enjoyed fishing, attending church, going to Walmart, watching TV and talking to people. He attended Millcreek in Grenada, and he was a member of Hurley Chapel Church.
   He was preceded in death by his father, David J. Norwood.
   Mr. Norwood is survived by his mother, Mary J. Driver Norwood; two sisters, Mary Dunn of Grenada and Denies Mack of Memphis; two brothers, Kennedy Norwood of Grenada and Earnest Norwood of Anguilla, Miss.; and his best friend, Betty Williams.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Ivan Rawles Jr.
   Funeral services for Ivan Rawles Jr. of McCarley will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Poplar Springs Cemetery near Kilmichael. The Rev. Phillip Cook will officiate the services.
   Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home.
   Mr. Rawles, formerly of Winona, died at his residence near McCarley on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. He was 68 years old.
   Mr. Rawles was born on June 10, 1945, in Clare County, Mich., to Ivan M. and Thelma Gruno Rawles. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of North Winona Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and an avid bird hunter and fisherman. Mr. Rawles was a dedicated family man, who adored his grandchildren and loved cats. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Luella Rawles and Margie Melton.
   Survivors include his wife, Linda Rawles of McCarley; daughter, Caroline Beck (Ricky) of Winona; sons, Mike Rawles (Jennifer) of McCarley, Ricky Rawles (Laurie) of Winona, Ivan “Bubba” Rawles (Heidi) of Grenada, and Danny Holmes of Winona; sisters, Marion Reel (Allen) of Huntsville, Betty Jordan of Flint, Mich., Virginia Palmertree (Kimble) of Kosciusko; brothers, James Rawles (Sharon) of Prescott, Ariz., Frank Rawles (Connie) of Owasso, Mich., Richard Rawles (Mae) of Winona, and Gary Rawles (Julia) of Southaven; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Destiny Wolfe.
   Pallbearers will be Wendell Holmes II, Delvin Bradley, Bobby Kendricks, Bryan Holmes, Jamie Rawles, and Michael Palmertee. Honorary pallbearers are Timothy Holmes and Snuffy Garrett.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
   An online guestbook is available at www.ofhwinona.com.
   Oliver Funeral Home is in charge.

Buford Haley Smith
   Memorial services for Buford Haley Smith, 72, of Greenwood, were at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood.
   Mr. Smith died Sept. 30, 2013, at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.
   He was born on Sept. 11, 1941, in Greenwood, to Robert E. Smith and Eloise Haley Smith.
   He graduated from Greenwood High School and before graduating from Delta State University, he served two years in the army and was stationed in Germany. After graduating  from college, he worked for Delta Electric Power Association in Indianola and Production Credit Association, while living in Yazoo City for nine years. He returned to Greenwood to open his own business and retired after suffering a stroke in 1995. Mr. Smith loved golf and his friends at the Leflore Country Club and Mississippi State sports, especially baseball.  In recent years, he most enjoyed meeting with his morning and afternoon friends for fellowship and conversation. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenwood and he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
   Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Jane Morton Smith; a daughter, Mary Buford Smith Jarman; a sister, Suzanne Smith McIntyre; a brother, Robert E. Bobby Smith; and a granddaughter.
   Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or a favorite charity.
   An online guestbook is at www.wilsonandknight.com.
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home was in charge.  

John Edd Stokes
   Funeral services for John Edd “Pete” Stokes, 71, of Greenwood, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at New Green Grove Church of Faith. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery in Black Hawk.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Century Funeral Home in Greenwood and Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.
   Mr. Stokes died Sept. 29, 2013, at Riverview Nursing Home of heart failure.
   He was retired from Golden Age Nursing Home. Mr. Stokes was a member of Shady Grove M.B. Church in Coila, and he was a Mason. He enjoyed singing, playing the piano, going to church and gardening. He worked for many years at Baldwin Piano Company. Mr. Stokes also served as the musician for New Tuscahoma A.M.E. Church in Holcomb for over 40 years, and he played for Hurley Chapel M.B. Church in Grenada.
   Mr. Stokes is survived by two sons, Walter Stokes and Woody Stokes, both of Greenwood; a sister, Francis Rias of Coila; a brother J. W. Stokes of Peoria, Ill.; and two grandchildren.
   Century Funeral Home is in charge.

Louise Upchurch
   Graveside services for Louise Upchurch, 89, of Water Valley,  were at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.
   Mrs. Upchurch died Sept. 29, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
   She was born on Nov. 26, 1923, in Water Valley, to William and Nettie Hill King.
   Mrs. Upchurch retired from Borg-Warner of Water Valley after many years of service, served as a member of the Pink Ladies’ Auxiliary at Yalobusha General Hospital and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Water Valley. Her proudest accomplishment was loving and nurturing numerous children over the course of 20 plus years as a foster parent.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Wade Upchurch; and a sister, Willie Mae King.
   Mrs. Upchurch is survived by her son, Jimmy Upchurch of Water Valley; a grandson; and numerous foster children, relatives and friends.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge.

Patricia Ann McDaniel Wiggins
   Funeral services for Patricia Ann McDaniel Wiggins, 68, of Teoc, were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood. Burial followed in Moore’s Memorial Cemetery in Teoc.
   Mrs. Wiggins died Sept. 30, 2013, at her residence.
   She was born on May 20, 1945, in Attala County and lived in the Teoc Community all of her married life. She was a member of Malmaison Baptist Church in Carroll County and worked as a nurse at Greenwood Leflore Hospital for over 25 years in the Intensive Care Unit.
   Mrs. Wiggins was preceded in death by her father, Albert McDaniel; and two brothers, Larry Wallace McDaniel and Jim Henry McDaniel.
   She is survived by her husband of 48 years, James Larry Wiggins Sr. of Teoc; her mother, Ida B. Henry of Grenada; two daughters, Teresa Ann Wiggins Taylor of Teoc and Vicky Kay Wiggins Blackwell of Fayetteville, Ark.; a son, James Larry Wiggins Jr. of Holcomb; two sisters, Diane Goss of Greenwood and Doris West of Oakland; three brothers, Johnny McDaniel of LaGrange, Ga., Bill McDaniel of Grenada and Mike McDaniel of Laurel; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
   An online guestbook is at www.wilsonandknight.com.
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home was in charge.


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