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Betty Bowen Branscome
   Betty Bowen Branscome, 86, of Grenada, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at her home. Mrs. Branscome was born on July 21, 1926, in Grenada to Hattie Searcy and John Willie Bowen. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grenada.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.D. Branscome Sr.; a daughter, Dianne Branscome Wimberley; three sisters, Bennie Bowen Hemphill, Ouida Isabell Bowen and Mary Lee Bowen; two brothers, James Bowen and Jeff Bowen.
   She is survived by a son, Joel Branscome of Grenada; two sisters, Faye Bowen James of Montgomery, Ala., and Christine Bowen Hales of Vicksburg; two brothers, Johnny Bowen of Vicksburg and Harold Ray Bowen of Greenwood.
   Visitation was held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Garner-Harper Funeral Home. Services were at 2 p.m, at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
   Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge.

Charles Lewis Leflore
   Charles Lewis Leflore, 84, of Greenwood, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Mississippi State Veterans Nursing Home in Kosciusko. Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 28, from noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m. at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.
   Mr. Leflore was born on Sept. 5, 1927, to Margaret McMillan and Charles Stanford Leflore of Valley Hill. He was an honor graduate and president of the Class of 1945 at Greenwood High School. He joined the Navy near the end of WW II. Mr. Leflore attended Mississippi State College and graduated in 1949. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and voted Alumnus of the Year from Grenada County. He was a supporter of the Bulldogs for many years.
   On Oct. 14, 1949, he married his high school sweetheart Sarah Smith. They would be married 63 years on Oct. 14, 2012.
   Following college, he was employed for 21 years by Universal C.I.T. Financial Corporation in Gulfport. He was then hired by Sunburst Bank of Grenada, where they moved and remained until his retirement in 1991.While with Sunburst Bank he was vice president in charge of installment loans until his retirement.
   Charles was an avid rabbit hunter and fisherman and “Bulldog Supporter.”
   He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, John Stanford Wall.
   He is survived by his wife, Sarah Smith Leflore of Grenada; his daughter, Sarah Lynne Leflore Trammel of Nettleton, Miss.; his sons, Charles Stanford Leflore II and his wife, Jan, and Michael Albert Leflore of Grenada; a brother, Billy Leflore and his wife, Josephine, of Greenwood.
   Mr. Leflore is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael Owen Leflore of San Francisco, Katherine Paige Leflore Neal, Madison Charles Stanford Leflore III, Madison Jonathon Adam Leflore, all of Greenwood, Hannah Lise Leflore, Sarah Elizabeth Leflore, Ann Eden Leflore, all of Greenwood, and Bradley Trussel of El Paso, Texas.
   An online guestbook may be signed at
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home is in charge.

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