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Milton Richard Barnhill
   Funeral services for Richard “Dick” Barnhill, 83, of Hammond, La., are at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at First Baptist Church in Charleston. Burial will follow in Charleston City Cemetery.
   Visitation is Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
   Mr. Barnhill died July 8, 2014, in Hammond.
   He was the son of the late Milton Richard and Louise Barnhill.
    Mr. Barnhill was a member of Woodland Hills Baptist Church of Hammond, a veteran of the Korean Conflict, a senior real estate appraiser, and a member of the VFW and the Appraisals Institute.
    Mr. Barnhill is survived by his wife, Martha Ann Barnhill of Hammond, La.; two daughters, Michelle Hutto of Tupelo and  Lisa Reed of Jackson; his step-daughter, Ann Crosby of Hammond and his step-son Max Gardner of Kenner, La.; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
   Newsom Funeral Home is in charge.

Rogers Bell
   Rogers Bell died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Providence Assisted Living at the age of 93.     Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 11, at Grace United Methodist Church.Visitation was held on Thursday, July 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at National Funeral Home.  
   Rogers Isaac Bell was born on May 20, 1921, to William P. Bell and Lora Ella Rogers Bell. He lived in the Grenada area all his life.
   He served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II, serving in the European Theater. He received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
   Upon returning from the war in 1945 he married his high school sweetheart, Nadine Moss. They had a daughter, Lora Doll born on July 15, 1946. Nadine died July 16, 1946.
   Mr. Bell began his career employed at John Haxby’s Seed Store in downtown Grenada. He eventually became owner of Rogers Bell Seed Store, where he worked for 43 years.
He married Lynn Dooley from Oxford in 1951. They shared 35 years together. She died in 1986.
   Mr. Bell served the Grenada community in many capacities over the years. He was active in the Grenada Chamber of Commerce and helped organize many of Grenada’s Christmas Parades. He served as chairman of the Grenada County Fair for many years, and served on the 4-H Advisory Board. He was a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club. He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church, having been a charter member.
In his retirement years, he volunteered at the Grenada Food Pantry and the Soup Kitchen.
   Mr. Bell was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Jennette Bell, and one brother, Prather Bell.
   He is survived by one daughter, Lora Doll Bell Saalfeld and her husband, Dan of Hastings, Neb.; three grandchildren, Scott (Anita) Saalfeld of Omaha, Neb., Karen (Michael) Tolliver of Sioux Falls, S.D., Christopher (Kate) Saalfeld of Kearney, Neb.; 10 great-grandchildren and a loving church family.
   Memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruby Jean Denton
   Funeral services for Ruby Jean Denton, 71, of Eskridge, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Oliver Funeral Home. Burial followed in Pine Forest Cemetery near Lodi.  
   Mrs. Denton died July 5, 2014, at her residence of heart failure.
   She was born on Nov. 2, 1942, in Manila, Ark., to the late Lee and Essie Ferguson Russell.  
    Mrs. Denton was a homemaker and a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church.  
    In addition to her parents, Mrs. Denton is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Carley Anna Denton.
   Survivors include her husband, Bill Denton of Eskridge; three daughters, Teresa Cummings of Eskridge, Tina Denton of Eskridge, and Patricia Ann Palmertree of Lubbock, Texas; son, Bill Denton Jr. of Ackerman; four sisters, Jewell Vail of Carraway, Ark., Betty Davis of Delores, Colo., Dorothy Roberts and Flora Williams of Vicksburg; brother, Alvin Russell of West Plains, Mo.; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Paralyzed Veterans of America, or LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.
   Online condolences may be made at
   Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Brenda Goldman Evans

   Funeral services for Brenda Goldman Evans, 67, of Winona were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Oliver Funeral Home. Burial followed in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery near Winona.
   Mrs. Evans died July 6, 2014, at her residence of cancer.  
   She was born on Jan. 30, 1947, in Kosciusko, to the late Pressley and Aubra Dell Goldman.  
   Mrs. Evans was a former employee of Hi-Grade Gin and Farm Supply in Winona and a member of Scotland Baptist Church.  
   She is survived by her husband, Joe Evans of Winona; daughter, Laurie Rawles of Winona; son, Joey Evans of Winona; sister, Theresa Norris of McCool; and four grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
   Online condolences may be made at
   Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Christine Long Havens
   Funeral services for Christine Long Havens, 88, of Grenada, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 7, at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
   Visitation was Sunday, July 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
Christine died Friday, July 4, 2014, at the Grenada Living Center in Grenada.
   She was born on June 11, 1926, and was the daughter of the late L.L. Long and Mattie Creason Long of Carroll County. She is also preceded in death by her husband, James Havens; a daughter, Carolyn Havens; a son, Donald Havens; two sisters, Estelle Pearl Haynes and Lorene Malone; and three brothers, Herman Long, Willie Long and William Long.
   Christine was employed by Pennaco Hosiery Mill where she was a boarder and box maker. She was a member of Elliott Baptist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.  
   Christine is survived by her daughters, Gail Willis of Grenada and Norma Nester of Carrollton; three sons, James Earl Havens of Holcomb, Roger Havens and Ronnie Havens, both of Elliott;  15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
   Bro. Eddie Carpenter and Jerome Funderburg officiated the services with Wesley Richards, Vince Havens, Roger Havens, Jr., Eddie Willis, Bubba Martin, Chris Davidson, Wade Lindsey and James Earl Havens serving as pallbearers.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Margaret Dean Kinne
   A celebration of the life of Margaret Dean Kinne, 95, of Cabot, Ark., formerly of Water Valley, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Cabot Funeral Home in Cabot Ark., and at 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Pine Crest Memorial Gardens.
   Mrs. Kinne  died July 9, 2014.
   She was born on Sept. 7, 1918, in Osawatomie, Kan., to the late Percy St. Clair and Clara Fay Thompson Spaulding.  
   Mrs. Kinne was the secretary at Water Valley School District and to the mayor of Water Valley. She served as the Executive Director of the Federal Housing Authority in Water Valley until her retirement. She left Water Valley to reside with her daughter in North Carolina for ten years prior to moving to Cabot. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ. She played at First Methodist Church and Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church in Water Valley as well as weddings and funerals.  
   In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Merle E. Kinne; son, Robert M. Kinne; sister, Bette Wiltse; and brother, Granville Spaulding.
   She is survived by her three daughters, Betty McQueary, of Durham, N.C., Bonne Jensen of Cabot and Brenda Hunter of Charlotte, NC.; son, Bill Kinne of Birmingham, Ala.; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.  
   Online condolences may be made at and
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

Velia Mae Rivers

   Funeral services for Velia Mae Rivers of Stewart are at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Milligan Springs Baptist Church near Stewart, with burial following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Bingham officiated the services.
   Visitation is Friday, July 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Lee Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Rivers, 93, died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at Grenada Living Center in Grenada on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.  
   She was born in Stewart on Aug. 15, 1920, to the late James Yancy and Lula Mae Pace Peacock.
   Mrs. Rivers was a homemaker and a member of Milligan Springs Baptist Church near Stewart. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and quilting.  
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester Rivers; her son, Sonny Rivers; and five sisters.
   Survivors include her daughter, Linda (Fred) Oswalt of Grenada; sister, Cynthia Faulkner of Waxahatchie, Texas; two grandchildren, Candace (Brian) Logan of Madison and Craig Oswalt of Eupora; and a host of nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers are Juward Rivers, Johnny Robert Oates, Yancy Pogue, William Rivers, Paul Rivers, and Redale Oswalt.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Milligan Springs Cemetery Fund.
   An online guestbook is available at
   Lee Funeral Home is in charge.

Myeshia Neara Williams
   Funeral services for Myeshia Neara “Ms. Poo” Williams, 19, of Grenada, are at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 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.
   Ms. Williams died July 6, 2014, at Oxford Baptist Memorial Hospital of pneumonia.
   She was born on Feb. 13, 1995, to Sandra L. Williams and Tommie Kimble.
   Ms. Williams was a student and a member of Belle Flower M.B. Church.
   In addition to her parents, she is survived by three sisters, Katrina Kimble of Charleston, Porche Kimble and Tamara Kimble, both of Holcomb; and a brother, Jasper D.A. Williams of Grenada.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

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