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Derian C. Barrow
   Funeral services for Derian C. Barrow, of Minneapolis, formerly of Duck Hill, are at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Thompson-Dougherty Funeral Home in Minneapolis.
   Mr. Barrow died Feb. 18, 2014, at Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
   He is survived by two daughters; eight sisters; and four brothers.
   Thompson-Dougherty Funeral Home is in charge.

Margaret Sandifer Blasingame
   Funeral services for Margaret Sandifer Blasingame, 48, of Jackson, formerly of Charleston, are at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Cowart Baptist Church in Charleston. Burial will follow in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery in Paynes, Miss.
   Mrs. Blasingame died Feb. 21, 2014, at the Passages Hospice in New Orleans of heart failure.
   She was born on Jan. 26, 1966, in Charleston, to John Lloyd Sandifer and Jones Ellett Sandifer.
   Mrs. Blasingame was a member of Pear Orchard Baptist Church. She was employed by the State of Mississippi since 1989.
   She is survived by her husband, Frank Clayton Blasingame of Jackson; a brother, Dr. John Sandier of Batesville; and a nephew, Parker Sandifer of Batesville.
   Memorials may be made to Cowart Baptist Church, c/o Judy Denman, 1280 South Creek, Charleston, MS 38921.
   Womble Funeral Home is in charge.

Roy Donahoo
   Funeral services for Roy Donahoo, 61, of French Camp, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Community Baptist Church Cemetery in Kilmichael.
   Mr. Donahoo died Feb. 20, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora of cancer.
   He was a disabled heavy equipment operator for WINN Pipeline Construction and a member of Community Baptist Church.  
   Mr. Donahoo was preceded in death by his parents, Ed Donahoo Jr. and Willie Mae Bailey Donahoo.
   Survivors include his wife, Darlene Donahoo of French Camp; two daughters, Tammy Hubbard of Edwards and Faith Donahoo of French Camp; three sisters, Jackie Steed and Mary Mangrum, both of French Camp, and Louise Huckleby of Kilmichael; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
   An online guestbook is at
   Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Clayton Wallace Ellett
   Funeral services for Clayton Wallace Ellett, 73, of Carrollton, are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.
   Visitation is Tuesday from noon until service time at the funeral home.
   Mr. Ellett died Feb. 22, 2014, at Yalobusha General Hospital.
   He was born in Morton, Miss., and he had resided in Paynes, Miss., and Winona before moving to Greenwood. He was a plumber with Upchurch Plumbing Company for 38 years. He moved to Carrollton in 1989 and retired in 2011. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
   Mr. Ellett was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Ellett.
   He is survived by his wife, Dianne Cobb Ellett of Carrollton; three sons, Patrick Ellett and Jimmy Ellett, both of Carrollton, and Spencer Ellett of New Albany; three sisters, Barbara Broadus of Gulfport, Bunny Rhodes of Long Beach, Miss., and Mary Sue Dickens of Sanford, N.C.; a brother, Tony Ellett of Southaven; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   An online guestbook is at
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home is in charge.

Joyce Taylor Gorman
   Joyce “Granny” Taylor Gorman, 71, of Holcomb, died on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at her residence. Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Leflore Baptist Church and Monday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. at  Leflore Baptist Church. Interment followed in Leflore Cemetery in Holcomb with Bro. Nathan Gorman, Bro. Larry Livingston and Bro. Elbert McKnight officiating. Wilson & Knight Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
   Mrs. Gorman was a dedicated, lifelong member of Leflore Baptist Church where she was active in the Women’s Outreach. She worked for the Grenada Public School District for over 20 years and was active with the Grenada Bands where she was a Band Mom. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Wayne Gorman Sr.; and her brothers, Sidney Taylor, Ben Taylor, Harry Taylor, Jack Taylor; and her sister, Ruth McKnight.
   Mrs. Gorman is survived by her son, Nathan W. Gorman Jr. and wife, Beckie, of Helena, Ark.; and daughters, Janet G. Moore and husband, Jamie, of Pearl, Miss., Becky Bishop and husband, Jerry, of Holcomb, Stacy Henson and husband, Danny, of Holcomb; and her sister, Mary Ashmore and husband, Odell, of Teoc. She is also survived by four brothers, Robert Taylor, Pat Taylor and his wife, Brenda, of Teoc, Joe Taylor and wife, Sue, of Oklahoma and Edwin Fant Taylor Sr. and his wife, Sarah, of Florida. She is survived by 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  
   Pallbearers were Michael Morgan Jr., Miles Raney, Mark Byars, Blake Henson, Anthony Henson and Drew Henson. Honorary Pallbearers were Alan Ward, Henry Bailey, Danny Henson, Jerry Bishop Sr., Terry Byars, Bob Welch, Marcus Thomas and Anthony Flanders.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leflore Baptist Church Building Fund, 1438 Hwy 7 South, Holcomb, MS 38940.
   An online guestbook may be signed at

Deloris Ditto Hendrix
   A private memorial service for Deloris Ditto Hendrix, 68, of Coffeeville, will be held at a later date.
   Mrs. Hendrix died Feb. 18, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi in Oxford.
   She was born on July 13, 1945, in Memphis, to Everett Ditto and Maud Briscoe.
   In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hendrix was preceded in death by her husband, Buford Hendrix.
   She is survived by two grandchildren, James Fletcher of Batesville and Christian Dean Poole of Southaven.
   Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge.

Bill McGarrity Jr.
   Funeral services for Bill McGarrity Jr., 78, of Charleston, were at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Womble Funeral Home in Charleston. Burial followed in Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville.
   Mr. McGarrity died Feb. 19, 2014, at his home of heart failure.
   He was born in Paynes, Miss., to Bill McGarrity Sr. and Stella Berrette McGarrity.
   Mr. McGarrity was the deputy warden at Parchman for 35 years. He was a member of Paducah Wells Church of God of Prophecy.
   He is survived by his caregivers, DeLois Douglas and the Rev. and Mrs. Shelly Scallions of Tippo.
   Memorials may be made to Paducah Wells Church of God of Prophecy, 2818 Tippo Rd., Charleston, MS 38921.
   Womble Funeral Home was in charge.

Jeff Miller
   Funeral services for Jeff Miller, 40, of Columbus, Miss., were at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Winona. Burial followed in the Pine Bluff Cemetery in Kilmichael.
   Mr. Miller died Feb. 21, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus of heart failure.
   He was born in Winona on May 29, 1973.  
   Mr. Miller was an avid fisherman and loved racing and football. He was a member of the Spiritual Faith Ministry in Columbus.  
   He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Miller; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Frances Boyles; and his paternal grandmother, Lorraine Miller.
   Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Candi Miller of Columbus; two sons, Chase Lindley and Cameron Miller, both of Columbus; his mother and step-father, Patsy and Jerry McElroy of Poplar Creek; a sister, Dana Long of Greenwood; a step-brother, Jason Russell of Kosciusko; his grandfather, R.W. “PeeWee” Miller of Vaiden; and a niece and a nephew.
   Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, 800 Avery Blvd., Ste. 100, Ridgeland, MS 39157; or Limbs for Life Foundation, 218 East Main Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.
   An online guestbook is at
   Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Gladys Avent Williams Perkins
   Gladys Avent Williams Perkins, 84, of Coffeeville, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at her residence. She was born on March 25, 1929, to the late Benjamin and Edna Fly Williams.  She had worked as an LPN for 46 years at the Grenada Hospital, Yalobusha General Hospital and Nursing Home and in the clinics of several local physicians. She was a Baptist.
   Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Coffeeville with the Rev. Truman Scarborough, Dr. Thad Moore and the Rev. Michael Haas officiating. Interment followed in the Coffeeville Cemetery. 
   Survivors include three daughters, Debra Beckwith, Jennifer Martin and Dawn Tackett, all of Coffeeville; two sons, Ronnie Perkins of Hattiesburg and Ronnie Stark; three grandchildren, Kimberly Joy Allen, Brian Griffin Jones and Channing Martin; four great-grandchildren, Alicyn Jones, Megan Jones, Audrey Allen and Jacob Allen. 
   She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gary Lynn Perkins; two grandsons, Jeremy Cole Tharpe and Robert Jamison Perkins; and a sister, Elizabeth Denley.
   Pallbearers were Michael Ingram, Bill Loyd Shaw, Brian Jones, Channing Martin, Chance Lewis and David Smith.
   An online guest registry may be signed at
   Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce was entrusted with the arrangements.

Margaret Olivea Baker Simmons
   Funeral services for Margaret Olivea Baker Simmons, 81, of Grenada, are at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at the National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Ryan of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Batesville, Ark., officiating. Burial will follow in Grenada Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Ferguson, Casey Ferguson, David Clayton, Chad Langkawel, Jimmy Collins and Larry Ralston. Honorary pallbearers will be Jody Burks and T.W. Bailey.
   Visitation was Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Margaret died Feb. 22, 2014, at her home.
   She was born on March 12, 1932, and was the daughter of the late William Baker and Elsie Mae Nichols Baker of Calhoun City.
   Margaret was a loving mother, wife, sister, and homemaker and a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Grenada.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband of 50 years, Eddie Jackson Simmons; three brothers, James Baker, Wilmer Baker and Buddy Baker; and one sister, Bonnie Rodgers.
   Margaret is survived by one daughter, Debra Ares and her husband, Jose, of Batesville, Ark.; three sons, Billy Simmons and his wife, Jerre, of Enterprise, Ala., Bobby Simmons and his wife, Teresa, of Mooreville, Miss., and Jimmy Simmons and his wife, Kathy, of Grenada; one sister, Ouida Marshall of Vardaman; one brother, Charlie Baker of Calhoun City; 11 grandchildren, Steven Simmons, Brittany Dasinger (Jacob), Camille Mangum (Calvin), Jeff Roberts, Cody Langkawel, Chad Langkawel (Mary), Brandy Langkawel, Nicole Langkawel, Dustin Simmons, Nathan Ares, and Rebecca Ares; and 10 great-grandchildren.
   The family wishes to give special thanks to the nurses and CNA’s and Chaplain Ken Salley of Legacy Hospice for their care and help in the family’s time of need.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Frank C. Wrenn
   Funeral services for Frank C. Wrenn, 92, of Oxford, were at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in the Camp Ground Cemetery in Lafayette County.
   Mr. Wrenn died Feb. 21, 2014, at the VA Nursing Home in Oxford.
   He was born on March 27, 1921, in Water Valley, to Albert Joseph Sr. and Louella Hardy Wrenn.
   Mr. Wrenn was retired from the United States Army where he served during World War II. He enjoyed working in his yard and spending time with family and friends, but his passion was helping others. He was a member of First Christian Church of Water Valley.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Johnson Wrenn; three sisters, Louise Hendricks, Mary Dean Baddley and Frances Stroupe; and three brothers, Arthur Wrenn, Roy Wrenn and Albert Joseph Wrenn Jr.
   Mr. Wrenn is survived by three sisters, Gladys Blaker of Grenada, Elsie Allen of Batesville, and Ester Nelson of Water Valley; a brother, Stanley Wrenn of Strawberry, Ark.; a special niece and nephew who were his caregivers, Aubrey and Judy Davis of Senatobia; and a host of other nieces, nephews and relatives.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge.

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