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Samuel Davis
   Funeral services for Samuel Davis, 60, of Charleston, formerly of Tunica, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Pope, Miss. Burial will follow in New Town Cemetery in Charleston.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mr. Davis died June 29, 2012, of natural causes.
   He was born on May 1, 1952, and was the son of Claudine Brooks of Charleston.
   Mr. Davis was a member of Persimmon Hill M.B. Church, and he enjoyed fishing.
   In addition to his mother survivors include three daughters, Pamela M. Davis, Jackie D. Davis, and Janice M. Leavy, all of Charleston; a son, Detria Sallie of California; nine siblings, Eddie Davis, Charles Davis, and Vera William, all of Charleston, Raymond Davis of South Carolina, Henry Davis of Bruce, Martin Davis of Pontotoc, Annie B. Austin of Mulberry, Fla., Louise Fowler of Chicago, and Emily Sharp of Atlanta.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Andrew Fonville
   Andrew “Andy“ Fonville, 85, of Grenada, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at Grace Health & Rehab.
   Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 9, at National Funeral Home. Funeral Services are at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 10, at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery at Oxberry near Holcomb.
   Andy was born on Nov. 23, 1926, in Coffeeville to Vernon and Susan Gertrude Durham Fonville. He was a Methodist. He retired as a pipe fitter in the air conditioning business.
   Andy was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Gertrude Fonville.
   Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Leona Cunningham Fonville of Grenada; three daughters, Laura Gassmann, Tresa Diedrich, both of Missouri and Betty Woods of Grenada; one son, John Fonville; one brother, Ernest Fonville; and one sister, Nannie Smith all of Missouri; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Bro. Jerry McNeer will be officiating the service.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

James E. Grimes

   James E. Grimes, 84, of Tillatoba, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at his home.  
   Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 6, at National Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, at National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Fletcher Moorman officiating. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery in Grenada.
   James was born on Jan. 4, 1928, in Yalobusha County to Bert and Thelma Petty Grimes. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Grenada. James was employed by the Grenada School District until his retirement. Mr. Grimes loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed being in the outdoors.
   Mr. Grimes was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Thelma Grimes; his wife, Earnestine Scott Grimes; one daughter, Darlene Jackson; one son, Wade Grimes; one brother, Johnny Grimes; and two sisters, Verlin Hartman and Dorothy Hanks.
   Survivors include one brother, Jimmy Grimes of Memphis and three grandchildren, Melinda Box, B.J. Jackson, and Clay Scott.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Bobby Chamberlain Leverette Sr.
   Bobby Chamberlain Leverette Sr., 74, of Grenada, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, July 6, at Duck Hill Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Friday at Duck Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Harris and Bro. Pete Heath officiating. Burial will be in Duck Hill Cemetery.
   Pallbearers will include Jesse Leverette, Sid Leverette, Trent Leverette, Cliff Leverette, David Parker, Greg Minton, Reid Grant, James Grant, Marvin Able Jr., Charles Holmes, James Irby Franklin, Will Grant, Travis Mathews, Gray Starnes, and Terry Toole.
   Bobby was born on June 24, 1938, in Grenada to James Clifford Leverette Sr. and Lena Heath Leverette. He had worked around the automotive industry all of his life and was the owner and operator of Leverette and Son Auto Glass in Grenada.
   Mr. Leverette was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lena Leverette; one sister, Dorothy “Dot” Parker; and three brothers, Eugene “Bubba” Leverette, James Clifford Leverette Jr. and Billy Leverette.
   Survivors include his wife, Charlene Magee Leverette of Grenada; one daughter, Rina Lee Downs and her husband, George, of Grenada; one son, Bobby Chamberlain Leverette Jr. and his wife, Jill, of Grenada; four sisters, Eleanor “Sister” Evans of Water Valley, Jeannine Bradshaw of Jackson, Joanne Finn of Memphis, and Betty Minton of Rutherford, Tenn.; one brother, Jesse Leverette of Madison, Miss.; and two grandchildren, Taylor Magee Leverette and Campbell Elaine Leverette.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made to Duck Hill Baptist Church, LeBonhuer Hospital or French Camp Academy.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Jobie Harlow Pittman
   Memorial services for Jobie Harlow Pittman, 72, of Carrollton, formerly of Itta Bena, are at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at First Baptist Church in Itta Bena. Burial will follow in Itta Bena Cemetery.
   Visitation is Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. time at the church.
   Mr. Pittman died June 29, 2012, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson of heart failure.
   He was a 1957 graduate of Leflore County High School.  He then attended Mississippi Delta Junior College, Louisiana College, Delta State, and Mississippi State University. After receiving his master’s degree in elementary education he taught at several schools in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia.
   Mr. Pittman’s last employment began as a part-time job at a bowling alley in Forest Park, Ga., in 1982. He spent the next 27 years working at bowling alleys in the Atlanta area. When he moved back “home” to Carrollton in 2009, the first thing he did was join a bowling league in Greenwood. He was bowling in the state tournament in Tupelo in May when he became ill.
   Besides bowling, his hobbies included hunting, fishing, and teaching children to do their very best, passing on the legacy left by his father, Harlow Pittman.
   He is survived by two brothers, Jimmy Pittman of Collierville, Tenn., and Fred Pittman of Clinton; and a sister, Anna Frances Havens of Vaiden.
   Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 301 Main Street, Itta Bena, MS 38941.
   Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge.

Elene Grantham Trussell
   Elene Grantham Trussell, 85, of Ruleville and formerly of Grenada, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Ruleville Nursing and Rehab Center.  
   Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at National Funeral Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday in National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery at Gore Springs.
   Ellene was born on April 5, 1927, in Carroll County to James Oliver and Mary Myrtle Vance Grantham. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed beautiful flowers, music and most of all her great Christian friends.
   Mrs. Trussell was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sidney Trussell and her parents, J.O. and Myrtle Grantham.
   Survivors include her son, Ken Trussell of Grenada; two sisters, Jean Schiele and Dene Gray (John) of Grenada; two grandchildren, Tiffany Dawn Martin and Bradley Cole Trussell; three great-grandchildren, Austin Doyle Vance, Leah Ashton Martin and Sidney Lee Martin.
Bro. John Gray and Bro. Larry Kilgore will be officiating the services.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Addie M. Weathers
   Funeral services for Addie M. Weathers, 82, of Grenada, native of Yalobusha County, are 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Greater Powell A.M.E. Church. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Weathers died July 2, 2012, at the home of her son, Charles “JoJo” Weathers, of natural causes.
   She was born on June 28, 1930.
   Mr. Weathers was a retired factory inspector and a member of Greater Powell Chapel A.M.E. Church. She enjoyed talking with people, cooking and traveling.
   Surviving Mrs. Weathers are her husband, Joe E. Weathers Jr.; three sons, Charles “JoJo” Weathers, Joe Eddie Weathers III and Christopher Weathers, all of Grenada; four sisters, Ruth Wallace of Milwaukee, Wis., Nora Salsberry and Rose Book of Denver, Colo., and Leonia Simmons of Grenada.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Jo Ann Whaley
   Funeral services for Jo Ann Whaley, 52, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at First New Hope Church. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Whaley died July 1, 2012, at her home of natural causes.
   She was born Sept. 12, 1959, and was the daughter of George Lusk of Atlanta and the late Mary Katherine Richardson.
   Mrs. Whaley was a member of Faith and Grace M.B. Church and a graduate of the Grenada High School Class of 1978.
   She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Katherine Richardson.
   In addition to her father, survivors include her husband, Frederick Whaley of Grenada; a daughter, Latosha Whaley of Grenada; a son, Stephen Whaley of Grenada; and nine siblings, Emma Lott and Reedie Richardson of Akron, Ohio, Katherine Griggs and Judy House of Grenada, Janice Lott of Sherman, Miss., James Richardson of Columbia, S.C., Keith Lusk and Darrell Lusk of Indianapolis, and Jeff Lusk of Milwaukee.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.


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