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William Matthew Bright
   William Matthew “Will” Bright, infant, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at home. Visitation was held from 2 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Grenada Church of God. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Grenada Church of God. Burial followed in Sparta Cemetery near Holcomb.
   Will was born on Jan. 15, 2012, in Grenada to Matthew Bright and Courtney Tindall. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers, William Tindall and W.D. Odom.
   Survivors include his mother, Courtney Tindall of Grenada; his father, Matthew Bright of Duck Hill; maternal grandparents, Paul Tindall of Grenada and Donna McRee of Calhoun City; paternal grandparents, Tim and Linda Bright of Duck Hill; great-grandparents, Thelma Tindall of Grenada, Linda and Aaron Foster of Grenada, William and Joyce Bright of Stewart, and Charles and Faye Clark of Greenville; great-great-grandparents, Eloise White of Stewart and Mary Helen and Milton Wall of Calhoun City; three aunts, Haley Tindall of Grenada, Rylie Tindall of Grenada, and Lauren Bright of Duck Hill; and one uncle, Ryan Bright of Duck Hill.
   Bro. Frank Samples officiated the services.
   National Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Sam Brown III
   Funeral services for Sam “Junebug” Brown III, 60, of Winona, formerly of Duck Hill, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Duck Hill. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
   Mr. Brown died Jan. 18, 2012, at Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital of complications from pneumonia.
   He was born on Jan. 7, 1952, and was the son of the late Sam Brown Jr. and Lora Mae Haley Brown. He was also was preceded in death by a son, Eddie L. Brown.
   Mr. Brown was a carpenter and truck driver, a graduate of Montgomery County Vocational High School, loved sports and oil painting, and was a member of Victory Apostolic Church in Duck Hill.
   Surviving Mr. Brown are his daughter Samantha V. Brown of Byram, Miss.; a son, Kwan Ledger of Grenada; four sisters, Ella V. Brown of Chicago, Joann Eskridge, Brenda Ewiss and Gloria Neely all of Duck Hill; four brothers, Titus Brown of Flint, Mich., Richard L. Brown, George L. Brown and Will E. Brown all of Duck Hill.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home was in charge.

Dottie Christine Carithers
   Funeral services for Dottie Christine Carithers, 95, of Charleston, native of Grenada, were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at Womble Funeral Home. Burial followed in Rowland Cemetery near Charleston.
   Miss Carithers died Jan. 20, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
   She was born on Sept. 18, 1916, and was the daughter of the late Blanton Edward Carithers and Dottie Alda James Carithers.
   Miss Carithers was a home economics teacher at Holmes Junior College and was a member of Charleston First Baptist Church.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Miss Carithers in death are two sisters, Mildred Parish and Mae Belle Daves; and brother, John E. Carithers.
   Surviving Miss Carithers are her sister, Peggy Russell of Pendleton, Ore.; several nieces and nephews.
   Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 179, Charleston, MS 3892l.
   Womble Funeral Home was in charge.

Clifton F. Coleman

   Funeral services for Clifton F. Coleman, 89, of Conway, Ark., formerly of Belmont, Miss., were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Lee Chapel in Winona. Burial followed in the Bethel Methodist Cemetery in Kilmichael.
   Mr. Coleman died Jan. 18, 2012, at North Metro Medical Center in Jacksonville, Ark.
   He was the son of Cleve and Bulla Yates Coleman and the widower of Willie Mae Higginbotham Coleman.
   Mr. Coleman was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He enjoyed working with farm animals, playing Dominoes, watching Western movies, and talking about the good old days.
   In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Boyce Coleman; grandson, Little Jerry Coleman; and a sister, Norma Coleman.
   Survivors include six sons, Wayne Coleman, Jerry Coleman, and Jimmy Coleman, all of Belmont, Frank Coleman of Conway, Ricky Coleman of Jackson, and Roy Coleman of Toomsuba; a sister, Willie Lee Green of Grenada; a brother, Earl Coleman of Belmont; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Cemetery Fund, c/o Terry Dees, 66 Stafford Wells Loop, Winona, MS 38967.
   An online guestbook is available at
   Lee Funeral Home was in charge.

Alan Lavon Harrelson
   Graveside service for Alan Lavon Harrelson, 58, of Oxford, was held on Sunday, Jan. 22, in Pittsboro Cemetery.
   Mr. Harrelson died Jan. 21, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
   He was born in Clarksdale on Dec. 19, 1953, to the late Branton L. and Vanie McClung Harrelson.
   Mr. Harrelson had been a resident of North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford since 1980.
   Surviving Mr. Harrelson are three sisters, Martha Johnson of Madison, Patsy Connerley of Brownsville, Tenn., and Gay Austin of Clarksville, Tenn.; one niece; and a host of nephews.
   Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge.

K C Heath
   K C Heath, 91, of Elliott, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona. She was born in Carroll County on Jan. 18, 1921, to Elbert and Fannie Johnson Collins. Mrs. Heath was a retired nurse’s aid and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
   Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Garner-Harper Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Marshall, the Rev. Billy Little, and the Rev. Bud Vance officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Carroll County.
   Mrs. Heath is survived by her daughter, Janice Ruth Heath Snell (Thomas) of Elliott; three sons, David Heath (Mary Anne), William Bradford Heath, and Herman Heath (Frankie) all of Elliott; four grandchildren, Brad Heath, Wesley Heath, Jamie Heath, and Janet Snell Melton; and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Fannie Johnson Collins; husband, Hampton Bradford Heath; and one brother, Durwood Collins.
   Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary Katherine Johnson
   Funeral services for Mary Katherine Johnson, 81, of Kilmichael were at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at Kilmichael Baptist Church. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery in Kilmichael.
   Mrs. Johnson died Jan. 20, 2012, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital of complications from cancer.
She was born on March 30, 1930, and was the daughter of the late John and Ritha Lampkin Grantham.
   Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and a member of Kilmichael Baptist Church. She loved to cook and quilt and was an avid gardener who grew beautiful flowers.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Johnson in death are her husband, John Daniel “Johnny” Johnson; three brothers, Louis “Pete” Grantham, William Grantham, and James Grantham; and a great-grandson, Anthony Gage Palmertree.
   Survivors include her daughter, Betty Gillon of Middleton, Tenn.; two sons, Terry Johnson and Jerry Johnson of Kilmichael; three sisters, Mildred Criddle of Belzoni, Thelma Hoover and Johnny Ferguson of Eupora; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
   Memorials may be made to the Friendship Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 213, Kilmichael, MS 39747.
   An online guest book is available at
   Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Stells Minyard
   Funeral services for Stells Minyard of Winona will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at First Baptist Church in Winona, with burial following in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona. The Rev. John L. Walker, assisted by Dr. Chris Aldridge, will officiate the services. Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is handling arrangements.
   Visitation will be at Oliver Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 1 to 1:45 p.m.
   Mr. Minyard died of heart failure at his home on Sunday, Jan. 22. He was 94 years old.
   Mr. Minyard was the son of the late John and Pearl Anna Nunley Minyard. He was a retired rural mail carrier and a member of First Baptist Church in Winona. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and a life member of the Lions Club.
   Survivors include his wife, Velma Minyard of Winona; one daughter, Deborah Louise Minyard of Augusta, Ga.; and one son, Phillip Minyard of Memphis, Tenn.
    An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at

Norma Stringfield Scallorn
   Funeral services for Norma Stringfield Scallorn, 94, of Water Valley were at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Scallorn died Jan. 20, 2012, at Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley.
   She was born on May 2, 1917, in Clinton, Ind., to the late Norman Willard and Mary Morgan Stringfield.  
   Mrs. Scallorn was a retired homemaker and a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Sardis. She loved working in her flower and vegetable gardens, tending her chickens and playing Bingo.   
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Scallorn in death are her husband, Robert Earl Scallorn and a son, James Robert Carver.
   Surviving Mrs. Scallorn are her daughter, Joyce Devarney of St. Albans, Vt.; a son, David Joseph Johnson of Water Valley; 10 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
   Online condolences may be made at
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge.

Mary L. Wilson
   Funeral services for Mary L. “Cookie” Wilson, 46, of Grenada, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Burning Bush M.B. Church. Burial followed in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Miss Wilson died Jan. 16, 2012, of breast cancer.
   She was born Aug. 15, 1965, to Luvenia S. Goss and Louis Wilson Sr.
   Miss Wilson was a member of Trinity Worship and Praise Full Gospel Church and a 1984 graduate of Grenada High School. She completed some training at Grenada Beauty School.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Jones and Ruby Wilson; and a brother, Louis Wilson Jr.
   In addition to her parents, survivors include three sons, Ladarreus Isaiah Wilson and Joseph R. Wilson, both of Grenada, and Caleph B. Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters, Marilyn Dow of Fullerton, Calif., and Emma Pittman of Grenada; seven brothers, Bobby Yancey, John Wilson, and Herbert Wilson, all of Grenada, Charles Goss of Saginaw, Mich., Dock Goss of San Francisco, Vince Wilson of Tupelo and Lawrence Wilson of Memphis.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home was in charge. 

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