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Joy Bryan
    Funeral services for Joy Bryan, 85, of Carrollton, were at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carrollton United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.
    Miss Bryan died March 10, 2010, at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.
    She was born Sept. 26, 1924, to the late Henry Percy Bryan and Mabel Gillespie Bryan.
    Miss Bryan was a retired mathematics teacher and a lifelong member of Carrollton United Methodist Church, where she served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years. She was an avid gardener and a member of the Cherokee Rose Garden Club.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Henry Percy Bryan Jr.
    Survivors include her brother, Christopher Gillespie Bryan of Carrollton; and her devoted caregivers, Martha Cain, Jasmine Guess, Lou Matthews, and Carolyn Summerville.
    Memorials may be made to the Carrollton United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 145, Carrollton, MS 38917; or to the American Cancer Society, Jackson Office, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213.
    An online guestbook is available at
    Lee Funeral Home of Winona was in charge of arrangements.

Sylvester Cook

    Funeral services for Sylvester “Sugar Man” Cook, 63, of Davenport, Iowa, native of Water Valley, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley.
    Mr. Cook died March 9, 2010, at the Genesis West Hospital in Davenport.
    He was born in Water Valley to the late Locy and Annie Mae Nicholson Cook.
    Mr. Cook  was a member of Everdale M. B. Church in Water Valley. He was passionate about fishing and hunting.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ella Adams.
    Survivors include four daughters, Lisa M. Cook and Mary Cook, both of Water Valley, Shalondia Bland of Apple Valley, Minn., and Sheritta Rush of Forth Worth, Texas; three sons, Kevin Woodard of Water Valley, and Kelvin Cook and Marcello Rush, both of Davenport; nine grandchildren; two nephews, a niece, and many other relatives and friends.
    Online condolences may be offered at
    Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Sue Evans

    Funeral services for Nancy Sue Evans, 58, of Oakland, Miss., were Sunday, March 14, at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
    Ms. Evans died March 12, 2010, at her home.
    She was born March 19, 1951, to Sam and Kathleen Evans of Munford, Tenn.
    In addition to her parents, she is survived by three daughters, Neely Barton and Lizzy Setchfield, both of Oakland, and Nicole Catt of Fulton, Miss.; a sister, Kathy Whitten of Munford; a brother, Sam L. Evans of Bartlett, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
    Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Joan Marie Green

    Joan Marie Green, 57, of Grenada, died Friday, March 12, at her home.  
    Visitation was Monday, March 15, at National Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at the National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Grenada Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Joan was born on Sept. 2, 1952 in Osceola, Ark., to Elbie and Ester Johnson.    She was employed as an LPN at nursing homes during her career.
    Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Elbie Johnson and Ester Johnson Branscome; her husband, Joey Green; and by one brother, Stephen Johnson.
    Survivors include three sons, Shannon Siklas of Winona, and Kevin Siklas and Tracy Siklas both of Mississippi; one brother, Ricky Johnson of Duck Hill; and four grandchildren, Chandler Siklas, Marlie Grace Siklas, Catlin Siklas, and Robert Joey Siklas.
    National Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Billy E. Naron

    Billy E. Naron, 62, of Cleveland, Miss., died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. He was born on Feb. 12, 1948 to Ephraim and Irene (Mize) Naron in Bolivar County. Billy graduated from Cleveland High School and Delta State University. He married Linda Hitt on March 27, 1970, in Grenada. He was farmer with E.L. Naron and Sons farms from many years. He was also associated with Thomas Action Company and owner-operator of Equipment Exchange. Billy was also an avid horse rider having ridden many trail rides and a longtime member of Mid-Delta Horse Association where he did many barrel racing and showmanship events. He was a longtime member of Farm Bureau and a member of Morrison Chapel Baptist Church. Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
    Visitation is Tuesday, March 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday March 17, at Morrison Chapel Baptist Church in Cleveland. Burial will follow at North Cleveland Cemetery. The Rev. John Thomas, Dr. Macklyn Hubbell and the Rev. Steve McMillan will officiate the services.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William Henderson.
He is survived by Wife of 40 years, Linda Hitt Naron of Cleveland; two sons, Bill Naron and Jonathan Naron, both of Cleveland; two granddaughters, Lyndsi and Lanie Naron, both of Cleveland; a sister, Betty (Tommy) Barrett of Cleveland; a brother, Tommy (Memorie) Naron of Cleveland; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Henderson of Jackson.
    Pallbearers are Jim Pat Johnson, Tony Thomas, Danny Taylor, Charles Smith, Mike McCain, Bob Wright, Herbert Word, Dan Bell and Bruce Butrum. Honorary pallbearers are Billy’s longtime school friends: Paul Lindsey, Joey McCain, Galen Givens, Reed Givens, Wylie Hilburn, Kenneth Mallette and Terry Russell.
    Memorials may be made to the Morrison Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund, 196 Morrison Chapel Rd., Cleveland, MS 38732; or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.
    An online guest register is available at
    Cleveland Funeral Home of Cleveland, Miss., is in charge of arrangements.

Penny Sue Orr

    Penny Sue Orr, 52, is survived by her husband, Kevin Orr; a daughter, Patricia Windham; a brother, Kim Cunningham; sisters, Debbie Colleen and Shelia Burns; and three grandchildren.
    No services are scheduled.
    Sunset Funeral Home-West of El Paso, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

Janette Ouida Proctor

    Funeral services for Janette Ouida Proctor, 76, of Grenada, were Monday, March 15, at Friendship Baptist Church. Burial followed in Oddfellows Cemetery.
Mrs. Proctor died March 12, 2010, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
    She was born June 8, 1933, in Pontotoc to the late Dalton Preston and Effie Beatrice Goggans Barr.
    Mrs. Proctor was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Gloria Barr.
    Survivors include her husband, William Dotson Proctor; two daughters, Connie McDonald of Winona and Sheila Barfield of Grenada; two sons, Steven D. Proctor and Tommy Proctor, both of Grenada; a brother, Larry Dean Barr of Davenport, Fla.; and numerous grandchildren.
    Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

George Thomas Rodgers

    George Thomas Rodgers, 78, of Grenada, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at his residence. He was born Nov. 26, 1931, in Calhoun County to Tommy Lee and Onie Barnette Rodgers.  Mr. Rodgers was a Korean War Veteran and retired from Heatcraft.  He was a member of Worldwide Pentecostal Fellowship.
    Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Garner-Harper Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oak Springs Cemetery in Derma. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Garner-Harper Funeral Home.
    Mr. Rodgers is survived by his wife, Eva Jane Langford Rodgers; one son, Curtis Rodgers and his wife, Amanda of Grenada; three granddaughters, Kim Gibson, Christi Herring, and Amber Herring; one grandson, Thomas Wayne Rodgers; two great grandsons, Thomas Joseph Rodgers and Ricky Woods; and three brothers, J. W. Rodgers and Lynn Rodgers, both of Calhoun City, and Danny Rodgers of Houlka. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy Lee and Onie Barnette Rodgers; and two sons, Bobby Thomas Rodgers and Bobby Wayne Rodgers.
    Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Joe Upchurch

    Graveside services for Billy Joe Upchurch, 73, of Coffeeville, were Monday, March 15, at the Upchurch Family Cemetery in Coffeeville.
    Mr. Upchurch died March 13, 2010, at his home.
    He was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Shiloh to the late Earl C. and Ruth Cole Upchurch.
    Mr. Upchurch was a retired forester and biologist for the Army Corps of Engineers and an avid outdoorsman. He was a member of Bethlehem Methodist Church and attended Coffeeville United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Patsy Lee Peeples Upchurch; two sons, Robert Earl Upchurch and Carl Ray Upchurch; three sisters, Betty Ann Prestage of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Kathleen Rowsey of Batesville, and Patsy Hall of Attica, Ind.; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
    Memorials may be sent to Coffeeville United Methodist Church or the charity of one’s choice.
    Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Dean Warren Sr.
    Bobby Dean Warren Sr., 73, of Philipp, Miss., died Saturday, March 13, at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland, Miss., with Bro. Prentiss Pernell officiating. Burial will follow at Shelby Cemetery.
    Mr. Warren was born in Gunnison, Miss., on Nov. 30, 1936, to Muldrow Hopson “Jack” Warren and Ella Ann Walker Warren. He married Edith Chadwick June 21, 1956, in Davenport, Fla. 
    He is preceded in death by his two sons, Bobby Dean Warren Jr. and Thomas Edward Warren. 
    Mr. Warren is survived by his wife, Edith Warren of Philipp; two daughters, Teresa Warren Lane of Grenada and Sharon Warren Morris of Dallas, Ga.; a sister, Billie Marie “Bill” Prysock of Hobbs, N.M.; two half-brothers, John David Warren of Pontotoc and George Warren of Greenville; a half-sister Ann Furr of Russellville, Ark.; and six grandchildren, Thomas Dean Sykes, Kevin Russell Sykes, Brianne Ashley Bakelaar, Mark Allen Bakelaar, Joshua Andrew Morris and Hope Elizabeth Morris. 
    An online guestbook is available at
    Ray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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