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Helen Ables Ainsworth
   Helen Ables Ainsworth of Lexington was born on July 18, 1930, in Holmes County to Joe Byrd and Essie Ables. She married Riley Ainsworth on April 8, 1950, and they were the proud parents of three children.
   Helen was affectionaly known as Wink or Laverne by family and friends. Her first love was God and then her family. She loved having her family come home for visits and she always cooked their favorite foods. She never tired of working in her yard and always had beautiful flowers to show for it.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Byrd and Essie Ables; husband, Riley E. Ainsworth; grandson, Cade Ainsworth; and sister, Gladys Rogers.
   She is survived by daughters, Debbie Anding and husband Grafton of Vicksburg; Cherie Ricks and husband Tommy of Crystal Springs; son, Danny Ainsworth and wife, Dianna of Madison; grandchildren, Randy and Tiffany Yates of Katy, Texas; Cissi and Scott Malpass of Clinton; Brian Anding of Nashville, Tenn.; Thomas Ricks of Starkville; Calli Ainsworth of Madison; great-grandchildren, Peyton Guy, Bradyn and Davis Yates of Katy, Texas, Brantley and Bryson Malpass of Clinton; brothers, Joe C. “Snow” Ables and James Mabry Ables both of Lexington and sister, Annie Faye Ferrell of Lexington.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in memory of Cade Ainsworth.
   Pallbearers will be Randy Yates, Brian Anding, Thomas Ricks, Scott Malpass, Perry Alford, Grady Ables, Terry Ables and Lamar Ferrell.
   Services will be Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 9 a.m. in Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Harlands Creek Cemetery in Coxburg, Miss., following the service.
   Southern Funeral Home is in charge.

Oliver Kenneth Cottingham
   Oliver Kenneth Cottingham, 83, of Grenada, passed on from this life on Nov. 7, 2012. He was born on April 27, 1929, in Mississippi to W.B. "Bub" Cottingham and Sallie Belle Box.
   He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Nannie Pearl Morris Cottingham.
   He is survived by one son, Kenneth Lee Cottingham of Winona; two daughters, Alisa Kate Cottingham Davis and Sallie Ann Cottingham of Franklin, Tenn.; and three sisters, Agnes Heath of Winona, Sara Williams of Learned, Miss., and Marilyn Mahaffey of Marietta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Meredith Davis, Ethan Davis, Sarah Cottingham, and Trina Gilbert.
   He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grenada and was a member of Jim Numelee's Sunday school class. He retired from Baldwin Piano in Greenwood and was an avid gardener and known as a very generous man.
   Visitation is Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Garner Harper Funeral Home in Grenada. Services will be held at Garner Harper Chapel on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. Interment will follow in Oddfellow Cemetery in Grenada.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund and the Diabetes Foundation.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge.

Crystal Redmond Crump

   Funeral services for Crystal Redmond Crump, 26, of Coffeeville, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Mt. Moriah Association Building in Coffeeville. Burial will follow in Hunter Chapter M.B. Church Cemetery in Como.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Crump died Nov. 2, 2012, in Coffeeville.
   She was born on Aug. 19, 1986, and was the daughter of Shirley Ramsey and Mickey Mister of Grenada.
   Mrs. Crump was a housewife, a member of United Baptist Church and a graduate of Coffeeville High School.
   In addition to her parents, surviving Mrs. Crump are her husband, Richard Crump Jr. of Coffeeville; daughter, Anquenette Crump of Coffeeville; two sons, Cydarrius Jordan and CaDarrius Crump of Coffeeville; five sisters, Sherita Gardner of Jackson, LaShun Venson of Chicago, Ill., Shakenya Stricklin, Krystle Borum and Taquita Mister, all of Coffeeville.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Marjorie Green Harrell

   Marjorie Green Harrell, 84, of Grenada, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.
   She was born on Nov. 10, 1927, in Calhoun County to Howard Green and Vara Spratlin. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and volunteered at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
   She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Floyd Harrell, and one daughter Nina Gail Chamblee.
   She is survived by her sons, Jerry Harrell of Grenada, Charles Harrell of Jacksonville, Fla., Randy Harrell of Grenada, Rodney Harrell of Grenada; daughters, Sandra Koonce of Grenada and Joy Gosa of Big Creek; 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
   Visitation will be held at Garner Harper, Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada. Interment will follow in Memorial Gardens in Grenada.
   Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada.
   Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge.

Ashley Kaitlin Hawkins
   Ashley Kaitlin Hawkins, 17, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, surrounded by her family and friends at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital.
   A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Madison. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. Friday at Paul Cemetery in Tallahatchie County. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
   Kaitlin was born on Jan. 4, 1995, in Jackson, the daughter of Aaron and Monica Hawkins. She currently was in the 11th grade at Madison Central High School. Kaitlin loved to draw and enjoyed spending time with her friends at school, especially at lunch, which she said was her favorite subject. Kaitlin was well loved and never complained throughout her courageous battle with cancer. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Madison.
   Kaitlin is survived by her parents, Aaron and Monica Hawkins of Madison; brother, John Cody Hawkins of Madison; sister, Amanda Kathryn Ponder of Hattiesburg; maternal grandfather, Wayne B. Mullen of Grenada; maternal grandmother, Connie Cole of Ponca City, Okla.; paternal grandmother, Jean A. Hawkins of Jackson; aunt, Angela K. Palazzolo of Grenada; uncle, Cody W. Mullen of Grenada; aunt, Julie Lowery of Brandon and numerous cousins.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Kaitlin’s honor to the Blair E. Batson Children’s Research Hospital, 2500 North State, Jackson, MS 39206.
   Sebrell Funeral Home is in charge.

James Hughes

   Funeral services for James Hughes, 58, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Burning Bush M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mr. Hughes died Nov. 2, 2012, at Baptist East in Memphis.
   He was born on Dec. 1, 1953, in Holcomb.
   Mr. Hughes was a 1971 graduate of John Rundle High School and a graduate of Jackson State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in math. He worked at Heatcraft for 27 years as an engineer, and was later employed at Jail Solutions for three years as a drug counselor. He also served for 23 years on the Grenada School Board representing District Four and was a member of Jolly Boys Clubs. He enjoyed cooking on the grill.
   Surviving Mr. Hughes are his wife, Majorie Hughes of Grenada; daughter, Knista J. Hughes of Grenada; two sons, Kodi J. Hughes and Kelcy J. Hughes of Muphreesboro, Tenn., mother, Irene Hughes of Grenada; five sisters, Mary Chism of Bolingbrook, Ill., Claudine Burney of Jackson, Clara Lumas, and twins, Janie Williams and Betty Sallie, all of Grenada; three brothers, Homer Hughes Jr. and Oliver Hughes of Grenada and Dr. Ernie Tray Hughes of Baton Rouge, La.; two grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Mattie Lou Black Moore

   Mattie Lou Black Moore “entered into eternal rest” on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Slidell, La. Mattie was born in Grenada on Dec. 15, 1927.
   She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Thomas Wayne Black Sr. and Texanna Putnam Black of Grenada.
   She is survived by one sister, Evelyn B. Costilow of Slidell; one brother, Thomas Wayne Black   Jr. (Anita) of San Antonio, Texas; four sons, D. Richard Moore Jr. (Brenda), Russell O. Moore, Donald King and Ronald King. She is also survived by many cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
   Ms. Moore retired from the Grenada Lake Medical Center and moved to Slidell to be near her family. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Grenada and a current member of the First Baptist Church in Slidell.
   There will be a private graveside ceremony at Oddfellows Cemetery in Grenada, where Ms. Moore will be buried next to her parents and other family members.
   Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church, 450 Faith Drive, Grenada, MS 38901.

Charles Edward Smith

   Funeral services for Charles Edward Smith, 27, of Grenada, are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at First New Hope M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mr. Smith died Oct. 31, 2012, at his home of a gunshot wound to the chest.
   He was born on Nov. 1, 1984, and was the son of Charles C. Smith and Ossie Mae Smith of Grenada.
   Mr. Smith was an auto mechanic and a member of First New Hope M.B. Church. He enjoyed fishing, swimming and playing cards.
   In addition to his parents, surviving Mr. Smith are five daughters, Na’zion Eden, Kallie ZiLayji Hardiman, Aaliyah Ivory, Rayanna Ivory, and Makayla Ivory, all of Grenada; two sons, Sa’ Marion T. Bullins of Grenada and Jaden Williams of Charleston; six sisters, Shirley Bradley of Rocky Mountain, N.C., Shannon Martin of Macon, Miss., Tina Smith, Earthlean Smith, Bobbie Reed, and Trena Conley, all of Grenada; five brothers, Alexander Martin of Macon, Ga., Cedric Govan, Tre Smith, Samson Harper, and DeAngelo Monger, all of Grenada.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

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