Death Notices

Obituaries

Lorena W. Clark

Lorena Whatley Clark, 76, of Grenada, died Thursday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mrs. Clark was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Moore Cemetery in Carroll County with Bro. Norris Corley officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Myrtle Keyes; a brother, James Whatley; and a sister, Mildred Sutton.

She is survived by her husband, Albert Clark Sr. of Grenada; a son, Albert ‘Buddy’ Clark Jr. of Grenada; a daughter, Mildred Morris of Looxahoma; two brothers, David Whatley of Burney, Calif. and Malcolm Whatley of Carrollton; sister, Louise Guzzo of Redwood City, Calif.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

National Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betsy L. Hobson

Betsy Lee Enochs Hobson, 86, of Tupelo, formerly of Calhoun City, died Tuesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Mrs. Hobson was a homemaker. She was a former member of Piney Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Derma and an active member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. George O. Pritchard officiating. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery in Derma.

Mrs. Hobson was preceded in death by her husbands, Lee Harris and Cleve Hobson; a son, Theodis Harris; and two daughters, Louise Harris Humphrey and Mable Hobson Chruthard.

She is survived by two sons, Andrew Lee Harris of Liberty, Ky. and George Hobson of Nashville, Tenn.; four daughters, Corene Shaw Williams of Tupelo, Fannie Harris Lyons of Dallas, Texas, Mary Harris Cooper of New Orleans, La. and Margie Hobson Jones of Calhoun City; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Eddie Robinson & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Flora Horton

Flora Horton, 82, of Alton, Ill., formerly of Coffeeville, died May 27 at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton, Ill.

Mrs. Horton was a homemaker, an ordained minister and a self-employed grocer for 30 years. She also worked for Mrs. Irene Riehl’s Pre-School..

Mrs. Horton was a member of Hamlett Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Coffeeville with the Rev. Stanley James officiating. Burial will be in Rounsaville Cemetery in Gore Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Lee Horton; two brothers, Robert Taylor and Edgar Taylor; three sisters, Velma Taylor, Pearline Girard and Willie Strickland; and a grandson, Barry Staten.

She is survived by two sons, Oscar Horton of St. Louis, Mo. and Breeds Horton of Alton, Ill.; three daughters, Holly F. Lacey, Lola L. Thomas and Ernestine Jolliff, all of Alton, Ill.; two brothers, Eugene Taylor of Alton, Ill. and Booker T. Taylor of Coffeeville; two sisters, Ella Mae Taylor of Alton, Ill. and Laura Clark of Grenada; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Eddie Robinson & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John L. Meeks

John L. ‘Little Daddy’ Meeks, 28, of Gore Springs, died May 27 of injuries received in an automobile accident in Panola County.

Mr. Meeks was an employee of Norrell. He was a member of First New Hope Baptist Church.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First New Hope Baptist Church. Burial will be in Haven Rest Cemetery.

Mr. Meeks is survived by two sons, Shaquille D. Westbrook of Grenada and Giovanni Judenary of Calhoun City; a daughter, Johenelle Birdsong of Kentucky; his parents, Earnestine Meeks of Grenada and Johnny Buckley of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, James E. Meeks of Grenada and Johnny Buckley III of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Lovely Taylor, Daphine Bradford and Angie Shoemaker; five step-sisters; and his fianc?e, Tammy Denise Parker of Grenada.

Clark Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Niekria D. Parker

Niekria Deon ‘Imp’ Parker, 18, of Gore Springs, died May 27 of injuries received in an automobile accident in Panola County.

Mr. Parker was a high school student. He was a member of Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First New Hope Baptist Church. Burial will be in Haven Rest Cemetery.

Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Parker.

He is survived by a daughter, TyKerria I. Parker of Gore Springs; his father, Robert Parker Jr. of Gore Springs; two brothers, Billy Parker of Gore Springs and Kenny Parker of Grenada; two sisters, Angela Parker of Grenada and Tammy Parker of Gore Springs; and a girl friend, Tameka Dunn.

Clark Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ulysses Washington

Ulysses Washington, 73, of Grenada, died Wednesday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mr. Washington was a retired employee of Corps of Engineers. He was also an African Methodist Episcopal.

The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Hermon African Methodist Episcopal Church in Grenada with Pastor Leola Topps officiating. Burial will be in Haven Rest Cemetery.

Mr. Washington was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Josephine Washington; and two brothers, William Washington and Wesley Washington.

He is survived by his wife, Vassie Mae Washington of Grenada; a son, Jerry Avant of Grenada; a daughter, Maxine Avant-Johnson of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Charles Washington, Edmond Washington and Walter Washington, all of Grenada; two sisters, Minnie Lee Jollif and Margaret Peacock, both of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren, Cynthia Wilson of Phoenix, Ariz., Donald Tolbert Jr., Timothy Tolbert, both of Dallas, Texas, and Veleka Avant of Chicago, Ill; and four great-grandchildren, Deborah Tolbert, Joshua Tolbert, Jordan Tolbert and Shannon Avant.

Eddie Robinson & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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