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Donald Edward Aldridge
   Funeral services for Donald “Don” Edward Aldridge, 56, of Greenwood, were at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home. Burial followed in Itta Bena Cemetery.  
   Mr. Aldridge died May 26, 2014, at University Medical Center in Jackson of cancer.  
   He was born on April 16, 1958, in Greenwood, to Billy and Frances Aldridge.
   Mr. Aldridge was a member of First Baptist Church Itta Bena. He was a 1976 graduate of Pillow Academy. He worked as a truck driver for Gresham-McPherson Oil Company. Prior to working there, he worked for Scott Petroleum. His hobbies included gardening, wood-working and the outdoors. Mr. Aldridge was a devoted and loving husband, son, brother and step-father and was always thinking of others.
   He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Aldridge.
   Mr. Aldridge is survived by his wife, Louanne Randle Aldridge of Greenwood; his mother, Frances Burton Aldridge of Greenwood; a step-daughter, Katie Thompson of Memphis; a sister, Janice Aldridge Cummings of Grenada; a brother, Wayne Aldridge of Greenwood; two nieces and two nephews.
   Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
   An online guest book is at www.wilsonandknight.com.
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home was in charge.

Nina Vivian Jenkins Carson
   Funeral services for Nina Vivian Jenkins Carson, 83, of Winona, were at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26, in Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mission Baptist Church Cemetery in Winona.  
   Mrs. Carson died May 23, 2014, at UMMC in Grenada of heart failure.
   She was born on Nov. 25, 1930, in Attala County, to the late Frank and Tommie Ellington Jenkins.  
   Mrs. Carson was the granddaughter of the Rev. Dave Jenkins, who was one of the first pastors of the Methodist Protestant Church of Kosciusko. She was a member of Mission Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.  Mrs. Carson graduated from McAdams Public School in 1950 and enrolled in the Grenada School of Nursing in 1951. She graduated as a registered nurse on Sept. 10, 1954, becoming the bride of Joe Edward Carson the same day.
   She received the first patient into the then new Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona, where she continued to work at different intervals until she organized the Montgomery County School Nursing Program in the early 1970s. She worked with this program until her retirement in 1995.  
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Edward Carson; twin daughters, Brenda and Glenda Carson; and a grandson, Jonathan Browning.
   Survivors include two daughters, Nina Joe Jones and Linda Browning, both of Winona; a son, Bill Carson of Winona; a brother, Howard Jenkins of Columbus; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to Mission Baptist Church or to the Mission Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
   An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
   Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Cloy M. Case
   Funeral services for Cloy M. Case, 66, of Grenada, are at 10 a.m. Friday, May 30, at Friendship Baptist Church in Grenada. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery.
   Mr. Case died May 27, 2014, in Charleston.
   He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.
   Mr. Case was preceded in death by his parents, Louie and Leomo Case.
   He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Denton of Grenada; a daughter, Kristen Case Hoop of Cascilla; two step-daughters, Heather S. Grant of Grenada and Amy S. Sykes of Tillatoba; a step-son, Michael B. Sims of Charleston; a brother, Melvin Case of Brookhaven; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Newsom Funeral Home is in charge.

Arthur E. Christian
   Arthur E. “Artie” Christian, 48, of Coffeeville, formerly of Grenada and East Stroudsburg, Pa., died May 25, 2014.
   He was born on Aug. 8, 1965.
   Mr. Christian was a chef for over 30 years at Beef House Restaurant and most recently at Lost Pizza in Grenada. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also studied at Holmes Community College where he learned trade skills in welding.
   He is survived by a sister, Deborah Realmuto; a brother, Tim Christian; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Diana Lee Hawkins
   Funeral services for Diana Lee Hawkins, 58, of Carrollton, were at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29, at Williams and Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood. Burial followed in Itta Bena Cemetery.
   Mrs. Hawkins died May 26, 2014, at UMMC in Jackson.
   She was born on Nov. 15, 1955, to the late Charles Pruett and Nell Beatrice Tingle Corder.
   Mrs. Hawkins was a graduate of Greenwood High School, Mississippi Delta Community College and received her degree in education from Delta State University. She was a teacher for 35 years where she taught at W.C. Williams School in Greenwood, Winona Public Schools and retired from Grenada Public Schools. At her time of death, Mrs. Hawkins was a fourth grade teacher and research director at Carroll Academy. She was a member of the Carrollton Baptist Church and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and loved by all her “babies” that she educated.
   She was preceded in death by her husbands, Steve Wright Sr. and Donald Hawkins; and a brother, Ernest “Bubba” Corder.
   Mrs. Hawkins is survived by a daughter, Jamie Hoover of Teoc; three sons, Steve Wright Jr. of Southaven, Hunter Hawkins of Carrollton and Howie Hawkins of Teoc; three sisters, Patricia Griffin of McCarley, Lona Kay Black of Brandon and Mary Nell Dickson of Byhalia; a brother, Roger Corder of McCarley; seven grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
   Memorials may be made to Carroll Academy Library Fund c/o Sherry Fulton, P.O. Box 226, Carrollton, MS 38917.
   An online guestbook is at www.williamsandlord.com.
   Williams and Lord Funeral Home was in charge.

Robert Mullen
   A private family memorial service for Robert “Bobby” Mullen, 70, of Vaiden, will be held at a later date.
   Mr. Mullen died May 23, 2014, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Greenwood from complications of Parkinson’s disease.
   He was born on July 22, 1943, to James William Mullen and Corro Lee Alderson Mullen in Louisiana.  
   Mr. Mullen was a retired welder and a Baptist. He served in the Army National Guard.  
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
   Mr. Mullen is survived by his wife, Wanda Mullen of Vaiden; three daughters, Stormie McCaleb and Tonya Chrisman, both of Winona, Crystal Smith of Vaiden; five sons, Glenn Mullen of Morgan City, Wayne Mullen of Grenada, Rodney Mullen of Jackson, Shad Mullen and Joshua Mullen, both of Vaiden; three sisters, Betty Lane Flynn of Winona, Linda McDonald of Lexington and Ina Jo Maxie of Jackson; 10 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
   An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
   Oliver Funeral Home is in charge.

Mildred Rainer
   Graveside services for Mildred Rainer, 99, of Charleston, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Charleston City Cemetery.
   Mrs. Rainer died May 22, 2014, in Meridian.
   She was a homemaker and a member of Highland Baptist Church.
   Mrs. Rainer was preceded in death by her husband, William Rainer.
   She is survived by two sons, Charles Rainer of Hattiesburg and William Rainer Jr. of Meridian; a sister, Katherine Maxwell of Meridian; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Newsom Funeral Home was in charge.

Ed Willie Reece
   Funeral services for Ed Willie “Babe Dear” Reece, 87, of Grenada, formerly of Oxberry, are at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Oxberry. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mr. Reece died May 28, 2014, at UMMC of natural causes.
   He was born on Jan. 21, 1927.
   Mr. Reece was a member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. He enjoyed spending time with family and making others laugh. He was very smart, intelligent and full of wisdom.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Reece.
   Mr. Reece is survived by five daughters, Lue Helen Pittman, Martha Mae Eskridge, Loretta Cooper and Mary Alice Collins, all of Grenada, Brenda Ann Curry of Oklahoma City; and six sons, Nathaniel Reece, Richard Reece, John Ed Reece, Willie James Reece, Napoleon Reece and Larry Reece, all of Grenada.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Marjorie Nell Young Rogers
   Funeral services for Marjorie Nell Young Rogers, 89, of Charleston, were at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29, at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston. Burial followed in Magnolia Garden.
   Mrs. Rogers died May 27, 2014, in Scobey.
   Mrs. Rogers was a seamstress with McGregor Shirt Co. in Charleston. She was a board member with The American Cancer Society, Tallahatchie Chapter and a member of the Church of Christ.  
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Rogers; three sisters, Louise Young Mays, Alice Young Wolfe, Dorothy Ruth Young; and two brothers, Jesse Leon Young and Lewis Bonds Young.
   Mrs. Rogers is survived by her daughter, Delores Champion; a son, Ron Rogers of Knoxville, Tenn.; a brother, George Young of Itta Bena; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tallahatchie Chapter.
   Newsom Funeral Home was in charge.

Ralph Self
   Funeral services for Ralph Self, 72, of Vaiden, were at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Shongalo Presbyterian Church in Vaiden. Burial followed in Vaiden Cemetery.
   Mr. Self died May 22, 2014, at his residence.  
   He was born on Jan. 10, 1942, in Carroll County to the late Brown and Bessie Welch Self.  
   Mr. Self served many years as the Carroll County Chancery Clerk before his retirement. He was a member of Shongalo Presbyterian Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Gayle Self of Vaiden; a daughter, Leigh Ann Self of Vaiden; a son, Shannon Self of Vaiden; a sister, Christine Self of Vaiden; a brother, Larry Self of Carthage; and three grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to Winona Christian School Athletic Foundation, 1014 S. Applegate, Winona, MS 38967.
   An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
   Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Hoyt Edgar Whitsell
   Funeral services for Hoyt Edgar Whitsell, 67, of Holcomb, were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Sparta Cemetery in Holcomb.
   Visitation was Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Hoyt died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at UMMC in Jackson.
   He was born on May 12, 1947, and was the son of Sam George Whitsell and Clemmie Dell Welch Whitsell of Sarah, Miss.
   Hoyt was a self-employed mechanic and welder. He was a member of Hillside Baptist Church, the Lion’s Club, the Gideons and the Christian Motorcycle Association. Hoyt was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Vietnam War.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; one daughter, Samantha Whitsell; and two grandchildren.
   Hoyt is survived by his wife, Sendel Whitsell of Holcomb; three sons, Billy John Whitsell and his wife, Melinda, of Holcomb, Bobby Joe Whitsell and his wife, Sacy, of Carrollton, and Jason Whitsell and his wife, Dee Dee, of Holcomb; one brother, Jim Whitsell of Grenada; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
   Memorials may be made to the Gideons.
   On-line condolences may be made at www.nfhgrenada.com.
   National Funeral Home was in charge.


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