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 a.m. 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 was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 6, at National Funeral Home. Funeral services were at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, at National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Fletcher Moorman officiating. Burial followed 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 was in charge.
Clive Eugene “Gene” Lyons
Gene Lyons, 79, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2012, at The Regional Medical Center (MED) in Memphis.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, July 8, at The First United Pentecostal Church in Grenada, with visitation prior to the service from 1 to 3 p.m. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
Mr. Lyons was born on May 8, 1933, in Ecru, Miss., to Clive Paul and Ila Mae Lyons. He was the founder of Dixie Auto Auction in Grenada. He spent over 50 years in the automobile business where he formed many life long friendships with dealers throughout Mississippi and the surrounding states.
He is survived by his wife, Deanie Harrison Standrod Lyons; two daughters, Pam Moore (Kevin), and Beverly Hoop of Grenada; two step-sons, Rudy Standrod and Michael “Scooter” Standrod, also of Grenada; eight grandchildren, Patrick Lott (Julie) of Clinton, Jeffrey Ables (Summer) of Byhalia, Lauren Moore of Jackson, Miss., Paige Parker (Will) of Cordova, Tenn., Emily Moore, Meredith Moore, Haley Hoop, and Peyton Hoop, all of Grenada; two step grandchildren, Allen Harrell of Carrolton and Kayla Standrod of Grenada; six great-grandchildren Hayden and Kash Parker of Cordova, Katlyn and Kacy Lott of Clinton and Andrea and Presley Ables of Byhalia; four sisters, Betty Whitten (Joe Phil) of Blue Springs, Barbara McAlpin of Germantown, Tenn., Laura Franklin (Donald) of Pontotoc, and Nancy Phillips (Ronnie) of Tupelo; two brothers, Elbert Lyons (Mary Helen) and Delbert Lyons (Donna) of Pontotoc; and a cousin who was like a brother, Merle Hipps of Nettleton.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a wife and mother of his children, Elizabeth Ann “Dixie”; a daughter, Shirley Ables; a sister, Hazel Houston; and five brothers, Wayne, James, Clint, Clyde, and Sammy Lyons.
Memorials may be sent to The First United Pentecostal Church, 34 Bruce Road, Highway 8 East, Grenada, MS 38901, or to The American Heart Association.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge.
Martha Ann Massey Townsend
Martha Ann Massey Townsend, 79, of Grenada, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, at her home.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, at the Southside Church of Christ. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, at the Southside Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Oakland, Miss.
Martha was born on May 28, 1933, in Oakland to Clyde Galloway Massey and Trebia McKnight Massey. She was a member of the Elliott Church of Christ. Martha was employed as a bookkeeper at an amusement company.
Mrs. Townsend was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one daughter, Trebia T. Rodgers and her husband, Danny, of Grenada; one sister, Clyde Callihan of Oakland; and three grandchildren, John Shaw Jr., Joseph Rodgers, and Lauren Rodgers.
National Funeral Home is in charge.