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Billy Glenn Aaron

BATESVILLE – Billy Glenn Aaron, age 67, died Thursday, June 29 at South Panola Community Hospital in Batesville.

Mr. Aaron was a retired truck driver and a member of Courtland Baptist Church.

The funeral was held Sunday, July 2 at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville at 2 p.m. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville.

Mr. Aaron is survived by his wife – Louise Rutherford Aaron of Courtland; a son – Billy G. Aaron of Courtland; a sister – Mildred Aaron Cunningham of Red Oak, OK; two brothers – Wayne Aaron of Porter, TX and James Aaron of Houston, TX; and on granddaughter.

Wells Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Frank Larry Alexander

SIDON – Frank Larry Alexander, age 80, died Saturday, July 1 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood.

Mr. Alexander was a retired machinist. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II. He worked as a machinist at Landers Machine Shop for over 25 years.

Graveside services were held Monday, July 2 at New Liberty Cemetery in Calhoun City at 2 p.m. with Rev. O. Lawrence Perkins officiating.

Mr. Alexander is survived by three sons – Frank Leon Alexander of Mobile, AL, Fred Leroy Alexander of Greenwood, and Ben Wessman of Carrollton; two daughters – Patricia Jones of Carrollton and Delores Bibb of Inverness; one sister – Helen Smith of Greenwood; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Frank Alexander, Todd Wessman, Jason Woolfolk, Michael Austin, Kevin Alexander, Chuck Morgan, Bo Ricks, and Michael Rozier.

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

William Armstrong

VARDAMAN – William Armstrong died Sunday, July 2 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

William Barrentine, Sr.

GREENWOOD – William Albert Barrentine, Sr., age 82, died Saturday, July 1 at his residence in Carroll County.

Mr. Barrentine was a retired farmer and a member of Centerville Baptist Church in Carroll County. He was an Army Veteran of World War II where he served three years as a Telephone Lineman and a Balloon Crewman. While in the army he served in Germany, France, Spain and Portugal.

The funeral was held Monday, July 3 at Williams & Lord Chapel in Greenwood at 10 a.m. with Rev Glen Johnson officiating.

Mr. Barrentine is survived by his wife – Bea Barrentine of Greenwood; a son – William Albert Barrentine, Jr. of Greenwood; a daughter – Jo Bruce of Greenwood; two brothers – R. T. Barrentine of Hamilton and Malcolm Barrentine of Bald Knob, Ark.; five sisters – Clarice Thompson of Greenwood, Corrine Holman of Morillton, Ark, Bernice Holt of Coila, Jo Anne Fish of Sherwood, Ark. and Mary O’Dell of Bald Knob, Ark.; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Wayne Lee, Steve Everett, Bruce Story, Bobby Bruce, Jarrod Barrentine, Randy Alford and Jonathan Holt.

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

Mary Elizabeth Ervin

WINONA – Mary Elizabeth Ervin, stillborn, died Tuesday, July 4 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 6 at Bear Creek Cemetery in Morgan City at 10 a.m. with Rev. Bobby Irvin officiating.

Mr. Ervin is survived by her parents – J. P. and Tammy Little Ervin of Winona; two sisters – Tonya Ervin and Khristina Ervin both of Winona; and her grandparents – Patrick Ervin of Indianola, Polly Varnes of Grenada, Debra Little of Greenwood, and Spencer Little of Grenada.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmie C. Farmer

CALHOUN CITY – Jimmie C. Farmer, age 50, died Saturday, July 1 at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

Mattie K. Harville

CALHOUN CITY- Mattie K. Harville, age 97, died Friday, June 30 at Calhoun County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Harville was a homemaker and a member of Duncan Hill Baptist Church.

The funeral was held Saturday, July 1 at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Benny Hill officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband – O. L. Harville and her parents – John and Elizabeth Jennings Hardin. She is survived by a daughter – Dorothy Arrington of Jackson; a son – Herbert Harville of Derma, 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Bobby Fletcher, Eugene Dye, Charles Hill, Olen Baker, W. C. Ramsey, and Doug Russell.

Pryor Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Nellie Braswell Hearon

WINONA – Nellie Braswell Hearon, age 90, died Saturday, July 1 at Winona Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Hearon was a homemaker and a member of Hebron Baptist Church.

The funeral was held Monday, July 3 at Hebron Baptist church in Kilmichael at 10 a.m. with Rev. Billy Little officiating.

Mrs. Hearon was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Hearon and her parents – Mr. & Mrs. Preston Braswell. She is survived by two sisters – Eva Collier of Eupora and Linnie Belk of Newton; two brothers – Jesse Braswell of Ackerman and Ralph Braswell of Starkville; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were: Tommy Sanders, Mervin Sanders, Maurice Summerhill, Durward Collier, Jerry Braswell, and Ronnie Braswell.

Oliver Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Shelby Gene Henson

GREENWOOD – Shelby Gene Henson, age 44, died Saturday, July 1 at Roebuck Lake in Itta Bena.

Mr. Henson was a Baptist and was employed as a roofer by Keith Clark Roofing.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 5 at Williams & Lord Chapel at 2 p.m. with Dr Jim Phillips officiating.

Mr. Henson is survived by his wife – Jeanette Mims Henson of Greenwood; a son – Billy Mims; a daughter – Misti Henson; his mother – Georgia Marie Henson; four brothers – William Henson of Teoc, William Henson of Schlater, Leon Henson of Carrollton, and Dale Henson of Greenwood; two sisters – Shelia McNeal of Schlater and Virgie Mims of Cleveland; and two grandsons – Joe Gentry, Jr. and Joshua Gentry both of Greenwood. Mr. Henson was preceded in death by his father – Willie R. Henson and a brother – John Nathan Henson.

Pallbearers are: Tony Prescott, Jackie Mims, Obie Little, Terry Campbell, Rob Sanford, Johnny Williams, and Steve Sanford.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home is charge of the arrangements.

Alice Billingslea Jennings

PICKENS – Alice Anne Billingslea Jennings, age 72, formerly of Charleston died June 30 at Lexington University Hospital.

Mrs. Jennings was a retired Special Education Director for Tallahatchie County.

The funeral was Saturday, July 1 at First United Methodist Church in Charleston at 5 p.m. Burial was in Tippo Cemetery.

Jennings was preceded in death by her husband – John William Billy Jennings of Tippo. She is survived by four daughters – Cynthia Phares of Clinton, La., Linda Strider of Charleston, Brenda Brannon of Southaven, and Billy Ruth Logan of Tippo; three sisters – Audrey Pepper of Benton, Elmese Patton of Pickens, and Martha Parker of Pickens; two brothers – Billy Billingslea and Walter Billingslea both of Pickens; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Newsom Funeral Home is charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Willie Earl Logan

BRUCE – Willie Earl Logan, age 81, died Saturday, July 1 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Mr. Logan was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a Veteran of WWII U.S. Navy.

The funeral was held Tuesday, July 1 at Calvary Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Bro. Phillip Logan officiating assisted by Bro. Greg Bray and Bro Wayne Logan. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Logan is survived by his wife – Ila Mae Parker Logan of Bruce; a daughter – Shirley Bray of Bruce; a step-daughter – Brenda Poteete of Bruce; four sons – Bobby Earl Logan of Southaven, Phillip Logan of Tipersville, Larry Logan and Mark Logan both of Hernando; two sisters – Carris Crocker of Calhoun City and Maeford Winters of West Point; two brothers – Randall Logan of Bruce and Denzil Logan of Lousville, Ky., 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 step-grandsons; and 2 step-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Wayne Logan, Adam Logan, Tony Logan, Jody Logan, Greg Bray, Tracey Griffin, Mike Chestney, Bryan Poteete, and Joey Poteete.

Parker Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Hayden R. Newton, Sr.

CHARLESTON – Hayden R. Newton, Sr., age 80, died Saturday, July 1 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.

Mr. Newton was a retired welder.

The funeral was held Tuesday, July 2 at Newsom Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Burial was at Magnolia Garden in Charleston.

Mr. Newton was survived by his wife – Roberta Pope Newton of Charleston; three daughters – Yvonne Winters of Holcomb, Shirley Jeffords of Grenada, and Joann Collins of Clarksdale; two sons – Billy E. Newton, Cascilla and Hayden Newton, Jr. of Webb; one brother – C. E. Newton of Webb; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Newsom Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Kristi Lynne Norman

CALHOUN CITY – Kristi Lynne Norman, 31, of Calhoun City, died Thursday, June 29 at her home.

Miss Norman was a member of First Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 1 at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Anthony Kay officiating. Burial was at Pine Crest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City.

She is survived by her parents, Dr. Tommy Norman and Jean Myers Norman of Calhoun City; a sister, Susan Bounds of Memphis; a brother, Steven Norman of Memphis and two nieces, Stacia Bounds and Kaley Bounds of Memphis.

Pryor Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Kathleen Hunnicutt Ross

CHARLESTON – Kathleen Hunnicutt Ross, 83, of Charleston, died Thursday, June 29 at her home.

Mrs. Ross was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 1, at Adams Arbor Church of God of Prophecy. Burial was in Smith Cemetery in Cascilla.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Tom James Ross of Charleston.

She is survived by a son, Tommy Ross, of Charleston, and two grandchildren.

Newsom Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Homer Lee Vaughan

Homer Lee Vaughan, 90, of Grenada, died Sunday, July 2, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mr. Vaughan was a retired painting contractor. He was a member and past deacon of the First Baptist Church of Grenada. He was a past member of the Blue Lodge, high priest of the chapter, master of the council, president of the commandary and president of the Grenada Shrine Club #31. Mr. Vaughan also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 4 at Garner-Harper Chapel.

Burial was in Oddfellows Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Omalene Stewart Vaughan of Grenada; two sons, Donald Lee Vaughan of Grenada, Ronald Vaughan of Tupelo; one sister, Roena Moore of Livingston, Ala., seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Shriners Burn Center Foundation 1400 Union Street, Greenville, Miss. 38701, ATTN: Sandy Johnson.

Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Oliver C. Smith

TUPELO – Oliver C. Smith, 80, of Springhill, died Sunday, July 2 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Mr. Smith was a retired load supervisor at J. H. Oliver Wholesale in Grenada. He was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II U.S. Air Force and member of VFW Post 4488.

Funeral Services were today at 11 a.m. at National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eddie Brock officiating.

Burial was in Grenada Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene Smith of Springhill; two daughters, Judy Williams and Sharon Faye Smith, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, Richard C. Smith of Tyronza, Ark.; a sister Mildred Word of McComb; a brother, Richard Dick Smith of Carrollton and a grandson, Corey B. Smith of Pearl.

National Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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