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William Eddie Armstrong
   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.

Julian Gould Brunt
   Graveside service for retired Army Col. Julian Gould Brunt, 92, of Starkville, formerly of Grenada, was held Thursday, Nov. 29,  at Stonewall Chapel in Ethel. Burial followed in Stonewall Cemetery.
   Col. Brunt died Nov. 26, 2012, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko.   
   He was a veteran of World War II, landed at Normandy on D-Day morning and fought in the campaigns of Northern France, Belgium, Rhineland, the Ardennes, and Central Germany, including the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Silver Star with V for valor, the Bronze Star and French Croix de guerre unit citation. He rose from the rank of private, entered WW II as a staff sergeant and received a battle field commission to the rank of second lieutenant in July of 1944. Col. Brunt also served during the Korean War and was one of the first American military advisors to serve in Vietnam. His career in the United States Army was more than 30 years long and culminated in the rank of colonel.  
   He is survived by three daughters, Carole Granger of Dothan, Ala., Terra Gaile Sneed of Albuquerque, N.M., and Gloria Swanson of Muskegon, Mich.; and son, Julian Glenn Brunt of Biloxi.
   He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ellen Forrest Brunt.
   In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the National World War II Museum, New Orleans, La.
   Jordan Funeral Home was in charge.

Lula Mae Diltz

   Funeral services for Lula Mae Diltz, 84, of Charleston, are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Church of Christ Church in Charleston. Burial will follow in Blue Cane Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Diltz died Nov. 25, 2012, in Tallahatchie County of kidney failure.
   She was born on Dec. 27, 1927.
   Mrs. Diltz was a professional cook and a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed puzzles, quilting and pottery.
   Surviving Mrs. Diltz are five daughters, Helen Batchelor of Arlington, Tenn., Lillie Diltz of Buffalo, N.Y., Annie Carroll of Milwaukee, Wis., Linda Meeks and Sophia Jennings of Charleston; son, Donnie Diltz of Charleston; sister, Essie Mae Beck of Charleston; three brothers, John Cheeks of Chicago, Vergie Cheeks of Lambert, Miss., and Walter Cheeks of Charleston.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Lamar Eskridge

   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.

Don Gray

   Funeral services for Don Gray, 55, of North Carrollton, are at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Winona. Burial will follow in Gore Springs Methodist Church Cemetery.
   Visitation is Saturday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home.
   Mr. Gray died Nov. 27, 2012, at his residence of cancer.
   He was the son of John and Willo Dene Gray of Grenada.
   Mr. Gray was a farmer and former sheriff of Carroll County. He was also a member of Malmaison Baptist Church near Carrollton.
   Preceding Mr. Gray in death is his wife, Yvonne Rivers Gray.
   In addition to his parents, surviving Mr. Gray are his daughter, Elizabeth Miller of Magee; son, Chip Gray of North Carrollton; stepdaughter, Jill Roy of North Carrollton; brother, Gregg Gray of Gore Springs; and five grandchildren.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
   An online guestbook is available at
   Lee Funeral Home in Winona is 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 World War 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 was 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.

Jerry Christel Harris
   Funeral services for Jerry Christel Harris, 41, of Tillatoba, were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Rocky Branch M.B. Church. Burial followed in Flemings Cemetery in Scobey.
   Mr. Harris died Nov. 21, 2012, of injuries from an automobile accident.
   He was born on May 26, 1971, and was the son of the late Christine Spencer and J. T. Ray Sr.
   Mr. Harris was a production worker and a 1989 graduate of Coffeeville High School. He enjoyed sports, dogs and video games.
   Surviving Mr. Harris are his wife, Gennie B. Reid Harris of Tillatoba; daughter, Jerica S. Crawford of Coffeeville; two sons, Jeremy A. Reid and Corey A. Reid of Charleston; four sisters, Detra Jenkins and Tiffany Ray of Grenada, Jacqueline Wise and Jacqueline Spencer of Coffeeville; brother, J. T. Ray Jr. of Charleston.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home was in charge.

George B. Heath Jr.
   Funeral services for the Rev. George B. “Pete” Heath Jr., 65, of Winona, were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Eskridge Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
   The Rev. Heath died Nov. 25, at his home of heart failure.
   He was the son of Agnes Cottingham Heath of Winona and the late Rev. George B. Heath.
   The Rev. Heath was a farmer and the pastor of Hays Creek Baptist Church near Winona, where he was also a member.
   In addition to his mother, surviving the Rev. Heath are his wife, Nancy Heath of Winona; two daughters, Heather Griffin of Grenada and Christina Collins of Winona; two sons, George Heath III of Union and Joseph Heath of Ft. Riley, Kan.; sister, Mary Jo Marter of Duck Hill; two brothers, Jesse Eugene Heath of Jackson and David Cottingham Heath of Winona; nine grandchildren, with two on the way, and one great-grandchild.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Christian Home, 865 Sweatman Road, Duck Hill, MS 38925.
   An online guestbook is available at
   Oliver Funeral Home of Winona was 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.

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