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Betty Avant
   Funeral services for Betty Avant, 79, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at First New Hope M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Eddie Robinson Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Avant died Dec. 14, 2013, at The University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada.
   She was born on Dec. 17, 1933, to the late Hermon Avant and Frankie O’Bannon.
    Mrs. Avant was employed at Pennaco Hosiery until her health failed. Her hobbies were fishing and watching wrestling.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Avant in death are a son, Larry Thompson; step-father, Percy O’Bannon; great-grandson, Jakyrn Tellis; two sisters,Vassie Washington and Bernice Freison; two brothers, Richardson O’Bannon and Percy O’Bannon.
   Surviving Mrs. Avant are five daughters, Betty Thompson, Josephine Gee, Alice Conley, Elizabeth Stewart and Brenda Stewart, all of Grenada; a sister, Lucille Gee of Carthage; four brothers, James O’Bannon of Chico, Calif., David O’Bannon, Jackie O’Bannon and Will O’Bannon, all of Grenada; special niece, Maxine Johnson of Dallas, Texas.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Lamar Blackmon
    Funeral services for Lamar Blackmon, 68, of Grenada, formerly of Holcomb, are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Belle Flower M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
Mr. Blackmon died Dec. 13, 2013, at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 27, 1945.
Mr. Blackmon was a retired truck driver and a member of Belle Flower M.B. Church.
Surviving Mr. Blackmon are his wife, Annie L. Blackmon of Grenada; two daughters, Dianne Blackmon-Hadley of Belton, Texas and Jacquelyn D. Taylor of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two sons, Marcus L. Blackmon of Memphis, Tenn., and Michael Blackmon of Marion, Ind.; three sisters, Rosie Haynes of Waukegan, Ill., Diane Gaston of New Albany and Tosha Wilson of Grenada; two brothers, Willie Blackmon of Duck Hill and Robert Blackmon Jr. of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Jewel Buford Bell

    Funeral services for Jewel Buford “Boots” Bell, 78, of Water Valley, were at noon Thursday, Dec. 19, in Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Burial followed in Pine Crest Memorial Cemetery in Yalobusha County.
    Mr. Bell died Dec. 16, 2013, at his home in Water Valley.
    He was born on April 6, 1935, in Yalobusha County, to Wilbur and Ruth Goforth Bell.
    Mr. Bell worked for many years as a diesel mechanic for Ford Motor Company and later owned and operated a heavy equipment, dirt and dozier business. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends. Mr. Bell was a member of O’Tuckalofa Baptist Church in Water Valley.
    He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bula Faye McCain Bell of Water Valley; three daughters, Brenda Bell and Linda Melton Potts, both of Water Valley, and Nell Bell Ray of Grenada; a son, Earl Bell of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Louise Zachary of Hernando; a brother, Noel Lee “Pug” Bell of Coffeeville; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge.

W. H. Blain Jr.
    Funeral services for W. H. “Billy” Blain Jr., 89, of Kilmichael, were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Greensboro Cemetery in Tomnolen.  
    Mr. Blain died Dec. 15, 2013, at his residence of heart failure.
    He was born on Jan. 18, 1924, in Eupora, to W. H. “Boots” and Mary James Tabor Blain.  
    Mr. Blain was a retired brakeman for the Illinois Central Railroad and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was an avid outdoorsman in his younger days. Mr. Blain was a member of Kilmichael Baptist Church.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Pearl McCain Blain and a son, Donald Jay Blain.
    Mr. Blain is survived by his son, Tom Blain of Gainsville, Va.; a sister, Dorothy Orr of Tomnolen; and a grandson.  
    Memorials may be made to the Greensboro Cemetery Fund.
    An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
    Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Jimmie Lee Brewer
    Funeral services for Jimmie Lee “Jim” Brewer, 63, of Sumner, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Mt. Levy M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Brewer’s Cemetery.
    Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
    Mr. Brewer died Dec. 12, 2013, at his home of natural causes.
    He was born on March 2, 1950, and was the son of Mary P. Brewer of Charleston.
    Mr. Brewer was a retired farmer and a member of Mt. Levy M.B. Church.
    Survivors include his daughter, Tiffany Short of Detroit, Mich., two sisters, Annie B. Baskin of Chicago, Ill., and Jessie M. Smith of Charleston; two brothers, Lonnie Brewer of Charleston and John Allen Brewer Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind.
    Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Sandra Love Brown

    Funeral services for Sandra Love Brown, 39, of Charleston, are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Abundant Harvest Church in Charleston. Burial will follow in Holly Grove Cemetery in Phillip.
    Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
    Mrs. Brown died Dec. 16, 2013, at Tallahatchie General Hospital.
    She was born on Feb. 6, 1974, and is the daughter of Frank and Lillie Love of Charleston.
    Mrs. Brown was a member of Abundant Harvest Church.
    In addition to her parents, surviving Mrs. Brown are her husband, Tommy Brown of Charleston; daughter, Tommisha Brown of Charleston; son Travarius Love of Charleston; five sisters, Debra Suggs, Sharon Tellis, Vanessa Hunt, Tracey Love, and LaKenya Johnson, all of Charleston; two brothers, Christopher Love of Charleston and Frankie Love of Batesville.
    Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Leon Christion Sr.
    Funeral services for Leon “Yoyo” Christion Sr., 75, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Duck Hill, are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at St. John M.B. Church in Duck Hill. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
    Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
    Mr. Christion died Dec. 13, 2013, at his resident in Nashville of natural causes.
    He was born on June 5, 1938.
    Mr. Christion was a self-employed plumber and a member of Word of Life Christian Center International of Nashville. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
    Surviving Mr. Christion are four daughters, Sabrina Christion of Brunswick, Ga., Lisa Christion of Knoxville, Tenn., Katherine C. Carter of Bowling Brook, Ill., and Camille V. Christion of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons, Woodson Christion of Miami, Fla., and Leon Christion Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sisters, Flora Amos of Grenada, Minnie Rosenthall of Memphis, Tenn., and Juanita Christion of Rochester, N.Y.
    Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Stella Louise Conley

    A private ceremony for Stella Louise “Cookie” Conley, 53, of Grenada, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at her mother’s home.
    Ms. Conley died Dec. 11, 2013, at The University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada.
    She was born on Feb. 1, 1960, in Grenada County, to M. L. Conley and Willie Mae Conley.
    In addition to her father, Ms. Conley was preceded in death by her sister, Debra Conley; and two brothers, Frank B. Conley and Leon Conley.
    Along with her mother, she is survived by a son, Carlos M. Conley; a brother, George Conley of Grenada; two special friends, Pat Hudson and Ricky Cash; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.
    Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Ethel Mae Hardwick
    Funeral services for Ethel Mae Hardwick, 83, of Eupora, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Dentontown. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
    Visitation is Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Roberts & Sons Mortuary in Eupora.
    Mrs. Hardwick died Dec. 14, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo of heart failure.
    Surviving Mrs. Hardwick are two daughters, Peggy Johnson of Eupora and Ruby Young of Bellefontaine; four sons, James Hardwick of Houston, Jerry Hardwick of Calhoun City, Durell Hardwick of Bellefontaine, and Johnny Hardwick of Gore Springs; a brother,
John D. Willis of Los Angeles, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
    Online condolences may be made at www.robertsandsonsmortuary.com.
    Roberts & Sons Mortuary is in charge.

Walter Wayne Harris
    Funeral services to Walter “Wayne” Harris, 63, of Water Valley, are at noon Saturday, Dec. 21, at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Church Cemetery.
    Visitation is Saturday from 10 a.m.to noon at the funeral home.
    Mr. Harris died Dec. 15, 2013, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.  
    He was born on Nov. 5, 1950, in Yalobusha County, to the late Joe Nelson and Hattie Lewis Harris.
    Mr. Harris was employed by Belk Ford Motor Company in Oxford, working as a porter for the past 16 years. He enjoyed carpentry work, collecting antique cars and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Pine Grove East Church in Water Valley.
    He is survived by his fiance, Ruby Mitchell of Courtland; his daughter, Beverly Harris Smith of St. Louis, Mo.; his son, Deyphun Harris of St. Louis; four sisters, Vera Mae Harris of Water Valley, Suzie Bain of St. Louis, Lillian Wise of Oakland, and Brenda Story of Nashville, Tenn.; seven brothers, Willie Ike Harris, Levo Harris, Sherman Harris, Jimmy Harris, and Harvey Lynn Harris, all of Water Valley, Joe Harris of Oakland and Billy Harris of Coffeeville; three grandchildren, a great granddaughter, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary Frances Holifield
    Funeral services for Mary Frances “Tassie” Holifield, 89, of Kilmichael, were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Poplar Creek Nations Baptist Church in Poplar Creek. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
    Mrs. Holifield died Dec. 16, 2013.
    She was born on Nov. 6, 1924, in Pelahatchie, Miss.
    Mrs. Holifield’s life was a testimony of love and perseverance over adversity. Her life’s work was caring for her family. She lived in Pelahatchie until 1934 when she moved to Canton, living there until 1972. After two years in Vidalia, La., she moved to Forest, Miss. She lived in Wiggins, Miss., from 1979 until 1986 when she moved to Kilmichael.
    She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Wesley Holifield; a daughter, Diane Holifield Dukes of Brandon; two sons, Ken Holifield and Glenn Holifield, both of Kilmichael; two brothers, William G. “Billy” Bishop of Lafayette, La., and James V. Bishop of Memphis; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Memorials may be made to the church she loved for her last 27 years, Poplar Creek Nations Baptist Church, Highway 413, Kilmichael, MS 39747.
    An online guestbook is available at www.ofhwinona.com.
    Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Clara Mae Lott-Davis
    Visitation for Clara Mae Lott-Davis, 66, of Chicago, Ill., will be held  Friday, Dec. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sanders and Sanders Funeral Home in Winona. Burial is at noon Saturday, Dec. 21, in Brown Cemetery in Carrollton. Funeral services were held in Chicago Dec. 17, at Clair Christian U.M. Church.
    Mrs. Lott-Davis died Dec. 11, 2013,  in Chicago at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
    She was born on April 26, 1947, in Carrol County, to the late  Wade Lott and Katie Francis Lott.
    Mrs. Lott-Davis joined Brown Chapel C.M.E. Church at an early age. When she moved to Chicago, she became a member of Clair Christian U.M. Church for 37 years, and she served as an usher and a member of the trustee board.
    Surviving Mrs. Lott-Davis are her long-time friend, Robert Lyons of Chicago; her son, Kenneth Degerald Davis of Chicago; two sisters, Mae Frances Knox of Grenada and Mary Lott of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Willie Lott of Grenada, Roy Lott and Bobby Lott of Memphis; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
    Sanders and Son Funeral Home is in charge.

Claude Lee Miers

    Funeral services for Claude Lee Miers, 64, of Duck Hill, are at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Roberts & Sons Mortuary. Burial will follow in Wilkins’ Chapel Cemetery.
    Visitation is Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Roberts & Son Mortuary in Winona.
    Mr. Miers died Dec. 16, 2013, at G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson of heart failure.
    Mr. Miers was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
    He is survived a special friend, Lucy Eskridge of Duck Hill; three daughters, Claudette Bennett of Atlanta, Ga., Sharon Eskridge of Duck Hill and Karen Forrest of Grenada; two sons, David Kilpatrick of Duck Hill and Carlos Eskridge, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two sisters, Odean Moore of Chicago, Ill., and Mary Brown of Grenada; four brothers, Eddie Christion and George Miers of Potts Camp, John Miers of Minneapolis, Min., and Michael Eskridge of Duck Hill; 11 grandchildren.
    Online condolences may be made at www.robertsandsonsmortuary.com.
    Roberts & Sons Mortuary is in charge.

Cora Lee Patton

    Funeral services for Cora Lee Patton, 77, of Charleston, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Jerusalem M.B. Church in Charleston. Burial will follow in Elliott Cemetery.
    Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
    Mrs. Patton died Dec. 15, 2013, and was born on March 4, 1936.
    Surviving Mrs. Patton are three sons, Jessie James Meeks and James Willie Meeks of Charleston and Willie D. Patton of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Clarence Woods of Memphis.
    Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Pearlie M. Rounds
    Funeral services for Pearlie M. Rounds, 69, of Coffeeville, are at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Coffeeville. Burial will follow in Coffeeville Cemetery.
    Visitation is Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
    Mrs. Rounds died Dec. 14, 2013, at Vitas Hospice in Stockbridge, Ga. She was born on July 20, 1944. Mrs. Rounds was a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church.
    Surviving Mrs. Rounds are two daughters, Vivian Renee Rounds of Morrow, Ga., and Regina Ponerlee of Harker Heights, Texas; a son, Willie C. Rounds Jr. of Chicago, Ill.
    Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Lillie Beckham Whitten

   Lillie “Faye” Beckham Whitten, 73, of Scobey, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at her residence. She was born on April 22, 1940 to Cecil and Ruby Ross Beckham in Grenada.
She attended Zion Grove Church of God and the Rosebloom Church of the Nazarene. She was a retired LPN.
   Visitation is Friday, Dec. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Garner Harper Funeral Home in Grenada.  
   Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Smith Cemetery in Rosebloom.
   She is survived by a daughter, Sherri Howe, of Scobey; sons, Kelly Whitten of Texas; and Barry Whitten of Scobey; a brother, Cecil Beckham of Grenada; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Bobby J. Whitten.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge.


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