William Eddie “Little Tex” Armstrong, 59, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at his home from complications of brain cancer.
Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. in the Oliver Chapel with interment following in Bethsaida Baptist Church Cemetery near French Camp. The Rev. Gary Jackson officiated the services.
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.
Mr. Armstrong is survived by two daughters, Melanie Dyson of Kilmichael and Amanda Frazier of Duck Hill; son, Casey Armstrong of Weir; brother, Arkell Armstrong (Daphne) of Grenada; two step-brothers, Gibby Mullins of Kilmichael and Keith Mullins of Starkville; three step-sisters, Connie Greenlee of Kilmichael, Gilda Morrison of Moundville, Ala., and Natalie Curtis of Byram; four grandchildren, Ashton Parker, Will Frazier, Daniel Dyson, and Jae-Lynn Dyson; along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Armstrong was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Betty Day Mullins Armstrong; sister, Shirley Channel, and grandchild, Harley Parker.
Memorials may be made to The Hope House, 786 E. Northside Drive, Jackson, MS 39206 or the Woodmen of the World.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona was in charge.
Lamar Eskridge, 83, of Duck Hill, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital in Greenwood. Visitation was Monday, Nov. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona, with interment following in Oakwood Cemetery with military honors.
Mr. Eskridge was born Sept. 1, 1929, to the late Everette and Pauline Eskridge in Louisville, Miss. He was a retired letter carrier with the United States Post Office and a Veteran of the United States Navy.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Ree Eskridge; son, Kevin Eskridge; and brother, Don Eskridge.
Survivors include his children; Lisa Parker (Randy) of Madison, Jill Eskridge of Bartlett, Tennessee, Jason Eskridge of Winona, and Tom Eskridge (Rose) of Springfield, Missouri; sister, Eisie Barnhill of Winona; grandchildren, Ryan Eskridge, Lindsay Step, Alan Parker, Chad Eskridge, Courtney Eskridge, Chelsea Eskridge, and Chris Eskridge; along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Chris Eskridge, Chad Eskridge, Ryan Eskridge, Alan Parker, Steve Barnhill, and Barry Eskridge.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona was in charge.
Robert A. Green
Robert A. Green, 88, of Grenada, died Nov. 28, 2012.
He was born on June 22, 1924, in Lowndes County to the late James Clarence and Mattie Coleman Green.
Mr. Green was a retired contractor and a WW II Army veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was also a member of Lighthouse Church of God.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Kincade Green; two sons, Joey Green and Harry Green; and one grandson, Dwayne Dickson.
Mr. Green is survived by one daughter, Nancy Tilghman of Grenada; two sons, Robert Allen Green (Sharon) of Duck Hill and Steve Edward Green (Trudy) of Grenada; two sisters, Mildred Ward of Caledonia, Miss., and Lona Finn of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren, Renea Tilghman, Shane Scallions, Drew Green, Lola Green, Glen Green, Sharon Smith, Shannon Siklas, Tracey Siklas, Kevin Siklas, and Gina Matthews; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Garner-Harper Funeral Home.
Funeral services are Friday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge.
Versie Cumberland Kilpatrick
Services for Versie Cumberland Kilpatrick will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Clarence Cooper and Dr. Hugh Ray Bridges officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Kilpatrick, 82, of Grenada, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Providence Assisted Living in Grenada.
She was a native of Neshoba County and a longtime resident of Grenada.
Mrs. Kilpatrick was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada and a member of Daughter’s of the American Revolution.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Jones and husband, Tommy of Grenada; son, Andy Kilpatrick and wife, Debbie of Clinton; daughter-in-law, Patsy Kilpatrick of Batesville; granddaughters, Stephanie Kilpatrick of Batesville and Katie Lee Jones of Grenada; grandsons, Casey Jones of Grenada and J.J. Kilpatrick of Batesville; brother, Willard Cumberland and wife, Bob Ann of San Antonio, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Mrs. Kilpatrick was preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Kilpatrick in 2011; son, James Lewis Kilpatrick; parents, Wheel and Francis Cumberland; and brother, Harston Cumberland.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Alzheimer’s
Foundation or your charity of choice.
McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge.