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William Eddie Armstrong
   Funeral services for William Eddie “Little Tex” Armstrong, 59, of Kilmichael, were at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Winona. Burial followed in Bethsaida Baptist Church Cemetery near French Camp.
   Mr. Armstrong died Nov. 23, 2012,  at his home of complications of brain cancer.
   He was the son of Lester and Betty Day Mullins Armstrong.
   Mr. Armstrong was a foreman with J.J. Ferguson for 31 years and a member of Bethsaida Baptist Church. He loved to dance and will always be remembered as a great father.
   In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. Armstrong in death are his sister, Shirley Channel and grandchild, Harley Parker.
   Surviving Mr. Armstrong are two daughters, Melanie Dyson of Kilmichael and Amanda Frazier of Duck Hill; son, Casey Armstrong of Weir; brother, Arkell Armstrong of Grenada; three step-sisters, Connie Greenlee of Kilmichael, Gilda Morrison of Moundville, Ala., and Natalie Curtis of Byram; two step-brothers, Gibby Mullins of Kilmichael and Keith Mullins of Starkville; four grandchildren and  a host of nieces and nephews.
   Memorials may be made to The Hope House, 786 E. Northside Drive, Jackson, MS 39206 or to the Woodmen of the World.
   Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Lamar Eskridge

   Funeral services for Lamar Eskridge, 83, of Duck Hill, are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Oliver Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
   Mr. Eskridge died Nov. 24, 2012, at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.   
   He was born on Sept. 1, 1929, to the late Everette and Pauline Eskridge in Louisville, Miss.
   Mr. Eskridge was a retired letter carrier with the United States Post Office and a veteran of the United States Navy.
   In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. Eskridge in death is his wife, Alma Ree Eskridge; son, Kevin Eskridge; and brother, Don Eskridge.
   Survivors include his children; Lisa Parker of Madison, Jill Eskridge of Bartlett, Tenn., Jason Eskridge of Winona, and Tom Eskridge of Springfield, Mo.; sister, Eisie Barnhill of Winona; seven grandchildren and  a host of nieces and nephews.
   Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
   Oliver Funeral Home is in charge.

Grace Haimes Jackson

   Graveside services for Grace Haimes Jackson, 99, of Grenada, were at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 23, in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Winston County.
   Mrs. Jackson died Nov. 20, 2012, at Grenada Living Center.
   She was born on Dec. 22, 1912, and was the daughter of C. D. Haimes and Luvda “Miss Luddie” Miller Haimes of Oktibbeha County.
   Mrs. Jackson was employed  as an inspector at a clothing factory for about 19 years and was a member of Holcomb Baptist Church.
   She is survived by one daughter, Alice Pinkerton of Canton; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Harry Doyle Mayo
   A graveside service for Harry Doyle Mayo, 65, of Ethel, were at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Duck Hill.
   Mr. Mayo died Nov. 21, 2012, at University Medical Center in Jackson of heart failure.
   He was the son of the late William Wesley and Nellie McDaniel Mayo.
   Mr. Mayo was a self-employed building contractor and a member of Harmony Baptist Church in McCool.
   In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. Mayo in death are two sisters, Tommie Chunn and Lorrine Johnson; and a brother, Ralph Mayo.
   Surviving Mr. Mayo are his wife of 43 years, Dianne Parker Mayo of Ethel; two daughters, Stephanie Pearson of Duck Hill and Felicia Mayo of Grenada; a brother, Charles Lamar Mayo of Pearl; three grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
   An online guestbook is available at
   Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge.

Billy D. McClure
   Funeral services for Billy D. McClure, 84, of Winona, formerly of Corinth, are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at First Baptist Church in Winona. Burial will follow in Enon Cemetery at Ackerman.
   Visitation is Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home.
   Mr. McClure died Nov. 25, 2012, University Medical Center in Jackson of heart failure.
   He was the son of the late Ethel and Christine McClure.
   Mr. McClure was a retired FHA agent and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Winona.
   In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. McClure in death are  his first wife, Dorothy W. McClure; sisters, Peggy McClure and Nell King; brother, Reggie McClure; and stepdaughter, Patti Michelle Finley.
   Survivors include his wife, Sammie L. Woods McClure of Winona; daughter, Donna Gail Hallmark of Tupelo; sons, Jerry Donald McClure of Allison Park, Pa., and Charles Stephen McClure of Millington, Tenn.; stepson, Bruce Mitchell of Winona; sisters, Kay Wever of Yazoo City, Brenda Wise,   Linda Tharp, and Nita Connell all of Ackerman; brothers, Robert L. McClure of Springdale, Ark., and James McClure of Ackerman; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
   Memorial may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 408, Winona, MS 38967; or to the Gideons International, P. O. Box 388, Winona, MS 38967.
   An online guestbook is available at
  Oliver Funeral Home is in charge.

John W. McCoy

   A graveside service for John W. McCoy, 79, of Kilmichael, was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, in Poplar Creek Nations Cemetery near Kilmichael.
   Mr. McCoy died Nov 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.  
   He was the son of the late E. W. “Mack” and Nelda Vale McCoy.
   Mr. McCoy was retired from the military and was a member of Poplar Creek Nations Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Dorris Linton McCoy of Kilmichael; four daughters, Barbara Lynn Coursey of Kilmichael, Mary Lee Wood of Starkville, Sarah Helen Taylor of Jonesboro, Ga., and Jessie Carolyn Riccio of St. Charles, Mo.; two sons, Keith Stewart Hadley of Kilmichael and Earnest Clifford Hadley III of Kilmichael; two brothers, Tommy McCoy of Kilmichael and Billy McCoy of Pontotoc; three grandchildren, three nieces and two nephews.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Poplar Creek Nations Cemetery Fund, 488 Highway 413, Kilmichael, MS 39747.
   An online guestbook is available at
   Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge.

Fancher Gerald Sargent
   Fancher Gerald Sargent, 88, of Jackson, Tenn., formerly of Grenada, died Nov. 22, 2012, in Jackson, Tenn.  
   He was born on July 23, 1924, in Ackerman to John V. Sargent Sr. and Ada Catledge Sargent. He moved to Grenada in 1952 and worked for Grenada Grocery Company, managed Hyman Building Supply for several years and was a Justice Court Judge. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Grenada, where he was a deacon. He was also a Gideon and a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Stan Sargent; three brothers, John V. Sargent Jr., George Sargent and Grady Sargent; five sisters, Glennie Sargent, Geneva Dacus, Gladys White, Geraldine Roberts, and Gaynelle Sargent.
   He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Minnie Lou Sargent; two sons, Fancher Sargent (Diane) of Jackson, Tenn., and Brad Sargent of Jackson, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Paula Sargent Vittitow (Patrick) of Little Rock, Ark.; two grandsons, Fancher Sargent (Carrie) and Michael Sargent (Ann Alece) of Jackson, Tenn.; two great-granddaughters, one great-grandson, one step-granddaughter, Donna and her daughter, and several nieces and nephews.
   Visitation was held Saturday, Nov. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Garner-Harper Funeral Home.
   Services were held Sunday, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m. at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gideons or the charity of choice.
   Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge.

Sammy Edward Saxton
   Funeral services for Sammy Edward Saxton, 68, of Belzoni, were at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Midway Baptist Cemetery in Yazoo County.
   Mr. Saxton died Nov. 20, 2012, at St. Dominic Hospital.
   He was born on March 7, 1944, in Yazoo County, and was the son of the late John F. Saxton and Nellie Wiltcher.
   Mr. Saxton was a retired farmer and a member of Moorhead Baptist Church.
   Surviving Mr. Saxton are his wife, Frances Saxton of Belzoni; two daughters, Penny Jackson of Holcomb and Sandy Johnston of Oakland; two sons, Kelly Saxton and Cory Saxton of Belzoni; three sisters, Earlene Davis, Billie Hood and Patsy Ward, all of Benton, Miss.; a brother, Rufus Saxton of Benton; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Stricklin-King Funeral Home was in charge.
Laura Michelle Holt Shows
   A graveside service for Laura Michelle Holt Shows, 34, of Lexington, formerly of Coila, were at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Coila Cemetery. A memorial service followed in Coila Baptist Church.
Mrs. Shows died Friday, Nov. 23, at her home. She was the  victim of a shooting.
   She was a massage therapist and a student at Holmes Community College in Goodman, where she was pursuing certification as a physical therapist. She was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and a member of Coila Baptist Church.
   Surviving Mrs. Shows are her parents, Randy and Deborah Stevens Holt of Coila; brother, Jonathan Holt of Coila; sister, Jennifer Holt Wiggins of Coila; five nieces, a nephew, four aunts, an uncle, and a host of cousins and friends; husband, Kevin Shows of Lexington.
   Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge.

James Edward Simmons Sr.
   James Edward Simmons Sr., 71, of Grenada died Nov. 15, 2012.
   He was the son of the late Silas and Ruby Bratton Simmons.
   Mr. Simmons was the operator of Mac’s Package Store in Grenada.
   In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. Simmons in death are a sister, Ellen Mitchell and two brothers, Lloyd Simmons and Jay Simmons.
   Surviving Mr. Simmons are his wife, Trudy Schmitz Simmons; daughter, Jean Simmons Durham; son, James Edward “Eddie” Simmons Jr.; six sisters, Ollie Dogan, Hazel Harris, Betty Osbarn, Linda Jones, Patricia Lindley, and Gail Williams; two brothers, Robert Simmons and Wayne Simmons; two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home was in charge.

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