James Edward Blaylock
James Edward Blaylock, 84, of Oxford, formerly of Grenada, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Center in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, at National Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at National Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Carroll County.
James was born on March 21, 1927, in Carroll County to Falcon Edward and Allene Inez Ezell Blaylock. He was Baptist and a World War II Army veteran. He was employed as a carpenter. He worshiped both of his granddaughters. He sat and watched many softball games the girls played in Grenada and across the state with all-star games.
James was preceded in death by his parents Falcon and Inez Blaylock; his wife, Dorothy Morgan Blaylock and a sister Ellen Williamson.
Survivors include his daughter, Susan B. Long and her husband Steve of Grenada; two sisters, Sarah Lancaster of Grenada and Peggy Williamson of Elliott; two grandchildren, Amber Mitchell Skeen and Nikkie Mitchell; one great-grandson, Remington Skeen.
Bro. Jack Ezell will be officiating the services.
National Funeral Home is in charge.
Dorris Vance Phillips Spencer
Dorris Vance Phillips Spencer died Dec. 9, 2011, at her home in Grenada. She was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Slate Springs, the daughter of James Fair and Jimmie Vance Phillips.
After attending college, she and her sister, Anne, worked in Washington D. C. during World War II. On July 1, 1945, she married her childhood sweetheart, Joe B. Spencer. They had three children, Joe P. Spencer, Rubye Anne Schaaf (husband, Charlie), and Stacey Hansen (husband, Gabriel). They began their business together in Grenada, Spencer’s Dairy Kream. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where she taught children, and a member of Explorer’s Bible Study and Community Bible Study for 32 years, serving as Core Group Leader and Senior Leader. She was dearly loved and always encouraged all her children and grandchildren, Phillip and Kathryn Spencer, Chuck and Phillip Schaaf and Hunter and Hadlie Hansen, and two great granddaughters, Charleigh Anne and Spencer. She was a beautiful example to them of faith, character, and courage to be who you are.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe B. Spencer, parents, and sister, Anne McMath. In addition to her children and grandchildren, she is survived by her special nieces and nephews.
Services are Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at Emmanuel Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1:30 at the church sanctuary. Interment will follow at Bethany Cemetery in Slate Springs. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge.
Linda Davine White
Linda Davine White, 62, of Grenada, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at her daughters home in Grenada. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at National Funeral Home in Grenada. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Friendship Baptist Church in Grenada. Burial followed in Elam Cemetery in Coffeeville.
Davine was born on Oct. 31, 1949, in Webster County to David Allen and Christine Simmons England. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and the Lake Trash Charity Riders. She was a homemaker. Davine loved to help people. She would go out of her way to help raise funds and provide food for the needy.
Davine was preceded in death by her parents, David Allen and Christine England; her husband, Richard White, daughter, Becky Brewer; and granddaughter, Denise White.
Survivors include her four daughters, Patricia Taylor and Jeanne Kathryn Wheeler of Grenada, Jennifer Sue Carpenter of Scobey and Elizabeth Dawn Vance of Grenada; two sons, Richard Allen “Dicky“ White and Danny Ray White both of Grenada; a sister, Paulette Galloway of Houlka ; a brother, Robert Allen England of Baton Rouge, La.; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a special friend, Tim Orsbon of Calhoun City.
Bro. Bob Self officiated the services.
National Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Margaret Elizabeth Tingle Williams
Margaret Elizabeth Tingle Williams, 74, of Grenada, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Providence Assisted Living. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Leflore Baptist Church near Holcomb. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Leflore Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Livingston officiating. Burial will follow in Leflore Cemetery near Holcomb.
Margaret was born on July 8, 1937, in Grenada to Morris Edward Tingle Sr. and Margaret Estelle Parker Tingle. She was a homemaker and a member of Leflore Baptist Church.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Margaret Tingle; one sister, Emma Jean Lovell; and one granddaughter, Destiny Whitsell.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Williams; two daughters, LaDonna Cruse of Houma, La., and Billie Rose Flynn of Grenada; one son, Billy Williams of Arkansas; two sisters, Rita Bonner of Holcomb and Agatha Tanner of Houma; two brothers, Morris E. Tingle Jr. of Holcomb and Henry Lewis Tingle of Collierville, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
National Funeral Home is in charge.