Death Notices

Obituaries

Effie Bennett

WINONA – Effie Bennett, 76, died Sunday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker. She was a member of North Winona Baptist Church.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery north of Winona.

Mrs. Bennett is survived by a son, John Bennett of Duck Hill; a daughter, Carolyn Lott of Grenada; and a sister, Doty Fultz of Clinton, La.

Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James F. Bryant

EUPORA – James Frank Bryant, 76, of Calhoun City, a native of Grenada, died Thursday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mr. Bryant was a retired inspector for Heatcraft, Inc. of Grenada. He was a Mason, a Shriner, a deacon and member of Sabougla Baptist Church in Calhoun County.

Mr. Bryant was also a United States World War II Army veteran.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday at Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Grady Dorroh officiating. Burial was in Philadelphia Cemetery in Webster County.

Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Nellie Mae Bryant of Calhoun City; a brother, Gene Bryant of Gore Springs; a sister, Estelle Easley of Grenada; four nephews; and three nieces.

Lee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday at National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Norris Corley officiating. Burial was in Moore Cemetery in Carroll County.

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 was in charge of arrangements.

Cindy M. Flynn

Cindy Melton Rushing Flynn, of Grenada, died Sunday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

The funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy Franklin

Jimmy Franklin, 58, of Grenada, died Sunday at Baptist Central in Memphis, Tenn.

Mr. Franklin was a forklift driver for Koppers, Ind. He was a member of Shady Grove Church of God.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shady Grove Church of God in Tallahatchie County with Bros., Tommy Hill and Jerry Hill officiating. Burial will be at Ashland Cemetery in Tallahatchie County.

Mr. Franklin is survived by his wife, Patsy Engle Franklin of Grenada; a son, Shane Lindsey of Grenada; a daughter, Tina Franklin of Grenada; a brother, James Franklin of Calhoun City; four sisters, Margaret Clanton, Pam Franklin, both of Calhoun City, Mary Helen Perkins of Cascilla and Joyce Vines of Bossier City, La.; and a grandchild, Ana Lindsey.

National Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William H. Harris

GREENWOOD – William H. Harris Jr., 73, of Holcomb, formerly of Greenwood, a native of Tallahatchie County, died Friday at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

Mr. Harris was a retired employee of National Picture & Frame of Greenwood after 33 years of service. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Gardens Cemetery in Paynes with the Rev. Bob Morris officiating.

Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha Mae Harris.

He is survived by his second wife, Linda M. Harris of Holcomb; a son, Stoney Lee Harris of Holcomb; three daughters, Shirley Jean Billings, Mildred Ann Harris, both of Greenwood and Mary Elizabeth Ward of Milton, Fla.; two sisters, Ola Mae Jeffcoat of Holcomb, Mo. and Mayford Card of Winona; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Hayles, Brian Hayles, William Bowers, Tommy Bowers, Toby Ward, and Hugh Carroll Jr.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Loretta L. Love

WINONA – Loretta L. Love, 28, of Fort Gordon, Ga., formerly of Duck Hill, died May 30th at Eisenhower Hospital at Fort Gordon, Ga.

Ms Love was a captain in the United States Army. She was a member of Pink Flower Baptist Church near McCarley.

Ms Love was a graduate of Jackson State University where she received a bachelor of science degree in biology and was a member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roberts & Sons Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Butts officiating. Burial will be in Pink Flower Cemetery.

Ms Love is survived by her mother, Catherine Love of Duck Hill; and four sisters, Dianne Hemphill of Duck Hill, Marlinda Lee of Jackson, Marl Beck of Atlanta, Ga. and Arlean Kirkwood of Kilmichael.

Roberts & Sons Mortuary, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Jess C. McCachren

CHARLESTON – Jess Coleman McCachren, 92, of Enid, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

Mr. McCachren was a farmer. He was a former supervisor for Tallahatchie County.

The funeral was at 3 p.m. Sunday at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope.

Mr. McCachren is survived by a son, Larry McCachren of Enid; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Newsom Funeral Home was 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 was at 2 p.m. Saturday at First New Hope Baptist Church. Burial was 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 was in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Randall

GREENWOOD – Mary Elizabeth Grantham Randall, 83, formerly of Carroll County, a native of Holmes County, died Thursday at Tablerock Retirement Village in Kimberling City, Mo.

Mrs. Randall was a retired nurse with Greenwood-Leflore Hospital. She attended Jackson Infirmary as a nursing student.

Mrs. Randall was a member of Sidon and New Shiloh Baptist Church and a member of Wray Wise Rebekah Lodge.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Mims officiating. Burial was in New Shiloh Cemetery in Carroll County.

Mrs. Randall was the widow of Delphin D. Randall.

She is survived by a son, Dan Randall of Sidon; three daughters, Nancy Irvin of Reeds Spring, Mo., Janice Mims and Sharon Williamson, both of Sidon; a sister, Agnes Overstreet of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bill Jackson Jr., Chris Mims, David Mims, Matt Lott, Nathan Randall, Randy Williamson and Robbie Parrish.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Hazel T. Simmers

Hazel Thompson Simmers, 86, of Grenada, died Friday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mrs. Simmers was a homemaker.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Simmers was the widow of Doyle Earl Simmers.

She is survived by three sons, Charles Smith of Grenada, B.W. Smith Jr. of Scobey and Jack Simmers of Hardy; a brother, Roy Thompson of Hardy; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John B. Spencer

CHARLESTON – John B. Spencer, 84, died Thursday at Tallahatchie General Hospital.

Mr. Spencer was a retired owner of Western Auto Store. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Charleston.

The funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Roundaway Cemetery in Doddsville.

Mr. Spencer is survived by a son, John B. Spencer Jr. of Charleston; a brother, R.L. Spencer Jr. of Indianola; a sister, Agnes Sisktrunk of Bakersfield, Calif.; and a grandchild.

Memorials may be sent to Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 125, Charleston, Miss. 38921.

Newsom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mike Sullivan

WINONA – Mike Sullivan, 75, died Saturday at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

Mr. Sullivan was a farmer and cattleman. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Men’s Bible Club and Baptist Men’s Brotherhood.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John L. Walker officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona.

Mr. Sullivan is survived by his wife, Beatrice E. Sullivan of Winona; a son, Mike Sullivan Jr. of Winona; a daughter, Martha Sullivan Beam of Russia; two brothers, Morris Sullivan of Winona and Fred Sullivan of Cleveland; two sisters, Ruth Marbury of Brandon and Frances Taylor of Brandon; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church Family Life Building Fund, P.O. Box 408, Winona, Miss. 38967 or the American Cancer Society.

Euris F. Thomas

GREENWOOD – Euris Farrish Thomas, 85, died Sunday at Golden Age Nursing Home.

Mrs. Thomas was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Adult VI Sunday school class, the Women’s Missionary Union, the Sunshine Friends (senior adult group) and the Senior Adult Choir.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.

Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husbands, Louis Farris and Dudley E. Thomas Sr.

She is survived by several nephews and nieces.

Wilson & Knight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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