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Lester Ray Brown
   Funeral services for Lester Ray Brown, 46, of Cascilla, are a 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Locopolis M.B. Church in Charleston. Burial will follow in Jerusalem Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mr. Brown died June 6, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford of cancer.
   He was born on Dec. 27, 1967, to Carrie Mae Skinner of Cascilla and the late Lee Grant Skinner.
   Mr. Brown was a mechanic.
   He is survived by two daughters, Jessica Bradford and Lesley Bradford of Rome, Miss.; step-son, Leneryon Eggleston of Tippo; two sisters, Angela Skinner and Shawanda Skinner of of Cascilla; three brothers, Melvin Brown, David Skinner, and Reginal Skinner, all of Cascilla; and one granddaughter.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Christopher Gillespie Bryan

   Funeral services for Christopher Gillespie Bryan, 94, of Carrollton, were at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.  
   Mr. Bryan died June 9, 2014, at his residence.  
   He was born on Dec. 23, 1919, in Carrollton, to Henry Percy and Mable Gillespie Bryan.  
   Mr. Bryan attended Sunflower Junior College (now Mississippi Delta Community College) and Mississippi State University.  Mr. Bryan served as a pilot and instructor in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a farmer and retired from the Soil Conservation Service. He was a member of Carrollton United Methodist Church and an honorary member of the Carrollton Masonic Lodge.  
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Joy Elizabeth Bryan; and his brother, Henry Percy Bryan Jr.
   Mr. Bryan is survived by his wife of 70 years, Norris Williams Bryan.
   Memorials may be made to Carrollton United Methodist Church or to French Camp Academy.
   An online guestbook is at www.ofhwinona.com.
   Lee Funeral Home was in charge.

Zee Pennington Goss
   Funeral services for Zee Pennington Goss, 74, of Meridian, are at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston.
   Visitation is Saturday from 1 p.m. to service time at the funeral home.
   Mrs. Goss died June 9, 2014, in Meridian.
   She was a Baptist.
   Mrs. Goss was preceded in death by her parents, Bilbo and Reba Pennington; and two brothers, Paul Pennington and Jim Pennington.
   She is survived by three daughters Dr. Reba Gayle Bailey of Carrollton, Lori  Latham of Starkville and Cristy McCormick of Laurel; and seven grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes in honor of her son, David Watkins.
   Newsom Funeral Home is in charge.

Shirley Ruth Hood
   Shirley Ruth Hood, 79, of Grenada, loving mother and grandmother, passed away June 11, 2014, at Grace Health and Rehab in Grenada. Shirley was born April 7, 1935, in Stewart, to Robert Lee and Vivian Johnson Dunlap. Shirley was a member of Enon Baptist Church in Grenada.
   Funeral Services will be held at Enon Baptist Church in Grenada on June 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. with visitation from noon to 2 p.m. at the church. Pallbearers will be Robert Pittman, Larry Vance, Kenny Vance, Jimmy Hayward, Mark Wolfe, and Lee Worsham. Burial will immediately follow funeral services in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
   Survivors include a son, John (Lisa) Hood of Grenada; a daughter, Diane Hood Worsham of Grenada; a sister, Anna Louise Pounds of Bellfontaine, Miss.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  
   Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Hood; a companion, James Hayward; a daughter, Cynthia Kay Marter; a brother, Robert Wiley Dunlap; and a sister, Allene Vance.
   Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada is in charge.

Mary Ella Jones
   Funeral services for Mary Ella “Bella” Jones, 61, of Duck Hill, are at 11 a.m. June 14, at Wilkins Chapel M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Jones died June 6, 2014, at her home.
   She was born on Nov. 12, 1952, to the late Jim and Gladys Davis.
   Mrs. Jones was a member of Wilkins Chapel M.B. Church and a graduate of Duck Hill High School.
   She is survived by six sisters, Bertha Mae Ratliff and Ethel Lee Crockett of Duck Hill; Lydia Williams of Williamston, N.C., Sallie Nash of Highland Park, N.J., Cathleen Wiggins of New Brunswick, N.J., and Lucy Clay of Winona; four brothers, Walter B. Davis of San Jose, Calif., Willie Woods and Jim E. Davis of Duck Hill, and Fred Davis of Jolliet, Ill.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Theresa Doubleday McGarrity
   Funeral services for Theresa Doubleday McGarrity, 51, of Oakland, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery in Paynes.
   Mrs. McGarrity died June 9, 2014, at her parent’s home in Oakland.
   She was born on Feb. 2, 1963, in Charleston, to Leslie Marshall “Bill” Doubleday and Joyce Fay Chambers Doubleday.
   Mrs. McGarrity was a member of Tillatoba Baptist Church.
   In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Jeremy Dale McGarrity of Grenada; a sister, Rita Hardy of Oakland; two brothers, Leslie Wayne Doubleday of Oakland and William Roy Davis of Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Memorials may be made to Rally for a Cure, American Cancer Society, c/o Betty Buntin, 854 Enid-Teasdale Road, Enid, MS 38927.
   Womble Funeral Home of Charleston was in charge.

Eddie Elvis Melton
   Funeral services for Eddie Elvis Melton, 90, of Grenada, are at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Hebron Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Grenada Memorial Gardens.
   Visitation is Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Hebron Baptist Church.
   Mr. Melton died June 12, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital - North, Mississippi in Oxford.
   He was born on Feb. 18, 1924, and was the son of the late Willie Washington Melton and Lelia Elizabeth Dunn Melton  of Holcomb.
   Mr. Melton was self- employed as a carpenter. He was a member of  the Red Grass Hunting Club for 60 years and was the last participating charter member. Mr. Melton was also a  member of Hebron Baptist Church for the past 70 years.
   He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mildred Juanita Armour Melton of Grenada; two daughters, Cheryl (Buzz) Revell and Janice (William) Gore both of Grenada; two sons, John Elvis (Vicky) Melton of Oxford and Donald Glen (Linda) Melton of Gulfport; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
   Mr. Melton was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and two sisters.
   On-line condolences may be made at at www.nfhgrenada.com.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Carolyn Belk Prewitt
   Funeral services for Carolyn Belk Prewitt, 78 of North Carrollton, were at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at North Carrollton Baptist Church. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.
   Mrs. Prewitt died June 8, 2014, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson.
   She was born on Feb. 9, 1936, in Ethel, Miss., to Arthur and Mattie Belk.
   Mrs. Prewitt was a member of North Carrollton Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Keith Prewitt; a sister, Shirley Parrott; and two brothers, J.C. Belk and Harold Belk.
   Mrs. Prewitt is survived by a daughter, Renee Prewitt Martin of North Carrollton; two sons, Milton Earl Prewitt of Carrollton and Douglas Monroe Prewitt of Quitman; two sisters, Elinor Rozier of Carrollton and Barbara Adams of Indianola; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  
   An online guestbook is at www.wilsonandknight.com.
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home was in charge.

Benton C. Strain
   Funeral services for Benton C. Strain, 87, of Madison, formerly of Minter City, were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at North  Greenwood Baptist Church. Burial followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Greenwood.
   Mr. Strain died June 8, 2014, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.  
   He was born on Feb. 21, 1927, in Poplar Creek, to Hosea and Hazel Strain.
   Mr. Strain was a native of Montgomery County and graduated from Minter City High School. He continued his education at Mississippi State University where he obtained a degree in business administration, banking and finance. He served in the United States Army in World War II.
   He worked for 11 years at Billups Petroleum Company as an assistant manager, farmed for 26 years in Minter City and for 11 years he worked for the Department of Human Services. He was a former member of Sunnyside Lions Club and a member of the American Legion. Mr. Strain was a former member of North Greenwood Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Eldwin Doye Strain and Hosea C. Strain Jr.; and a sister, Peggy Marie Ellington.
   Mr. Strain is survived by his wife of 66 years, Patricia “Pat” Ferguson Strain of Madison; a daughter, Danice S. Miller of Gluckstadt; a son, Benton C. Strain Jr. of Madison; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to North Greenwood Baptist Church.
   An online guestbook is available at www.wilsonandknight.com.
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home was in charge.

Zaya Brielle White
   Zaya Brielle White, infant daughter of Kayla Leigh Ann White of Water Valley, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
   A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at Bayson Chapel Cemetery in Water Valley.
   In addition to her parents, Zaya is survived her maternal grandparents, Pam Rogers and Kenny White of Water Valley;  great-grandmothers, Shirley Rogers of Water Valley and Annie White of Taylor, Miss.
   Memorials may be made to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, 848 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge.

Larry G. Worbington
   A private memorial service for Larry G. “Captain Larry” Worbington, 60, of Hattiesburg, was held Saturday, May 17, at his home for immediate family.
   Mr. Worbington died May 14, 2014, at his home after a lengthy illness.  
   He was born on April 29, 1954, in Shelby, Miss., to J.B. Worbington and Johnnie Dunson Worbington.
   Mr. Worbington grew up in Greenville and later lived in Houlka, Pontotoc, and Lake Village, Ark., before moving to Hattiesburg. His passion was working on river boats where he had worked continuously since age 16. He had been a pilot and a captain since an early age and was known up and down the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers and their tributaries as “Captain Larry.” He was loved by all who knew him.
   He was preceded in death by his father, J.B. Worbington; and his brother, Kenneth “Kenny” Worbington.
   Mr. Worbington is survived by his mother, Johnnie Davis; his wife, Rebecca McCullough Worbington; four children, James Worbington, Brandy Worbington Williams, Adam Worbington, and Spencer Worbington; three siblings, Marshall Worbington of Ocean Springs, Rita Worbington Rose and Linda Worbington Smith, both of Grenada; his step-mother, Maudie Worbington of Greenville; two half-brothers, Arthur Worbington and James “Jimbo” Worbington, both of Tennessee; and five grandchildren.    
   Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home was in charge.


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