Death Notices

Obituaries for Tuesday, July 18

W. T. ‘Shorty’ Alexander

STEWART – W. T. “Shorty” Alexander, age 68, died Sunday, July 16 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Mr. Alexander was a pipeliner and a member of Bluff Chapel Church in Choctaw County. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 298 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Services will be held Wednesday, July 19 at 2 p.m. at New Haven Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery, near Weir.

Mr. Alexander is survived by a daughter – Donna Peeples of Kosciusko; a son – Mike Nunn of Austin, TX; a sister – Mary Bright of Starkville; two brothers – Jimmie Alexander of West Point and Willie Alexander of Grenada; and 2 grandchildren.

Jordan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hortense Herring

HOLCOMB – Hortense Wiggins Herring, age 81, died Monday, July 17 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

Mrs. Herring was a homemaker. She was born in Grenada and lived in Leflore, Carroll and Grenada counties throughout her life. She was a member of the Abundant Life Church of God in Greenwood where she was a retired Church Secretary and Sunday School Teacher.

Services will be held Wednesday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at Abundant Life Pentecostal Church of God in Greenwood with Rev. O. Lawrence Perkins officiating.

Mrs. Herring was preceded in death by her husbands – Thairdy Wiggins, Sr. and Carl Franklin Herring. She was survived by four sons – Thairdy Wiggins, Jr. of Greenwood, David L. Wiggins of Tillatoba, Bernard Wiggins of Carrollton, and Granville Wiggins of Columbus; two step-sons – Carl Herring, Jr. of Silver Creek and Leon Herring of Batesville; four daughters – Jean Barefoot of Greenwood, Peggy L. Hobson of Greenwood, Betty Singleton of Greenwood, and Carolyn McNeer of Greenwood; two step-daughters – Margie Clark of Batesville and Corine Williams of Batesville; two sisters – Lillie Mae McNeer of Greenwood and Nellie Jackson of Jackson; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Davy Wiggins, Dewayne Wiggins, Robert Skelton, Trampas Skelton, Chris Barefoot, Gee Wiggins and Brian McNeer. Honorary Pallbearers will be Doug Humphrey, Jr.; William Smith; Dennis Wixon, Jr.; Dave Devito; Carl Bridges; Charles Howell; and Chris Tillman.

Williams and Lord Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie B. Marshall

CHARLESTON – Willie B. Marshall, age 78, died Wednesday, July 12 at Tallahatchie General Hospital.

Mrs. Marshall was a housewife and a member of St. Mary Church of God in Christ.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 19 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Church of God in Christ with Elder Micheal Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Elliott Cemetery in Cascilla.

Mrs. Marshall is survived by her husband – O. B. Marshall of Charleston, a son – Clarence Marshall of Jackson; a step-son – Hanly Lee Marshall of Chicago, Il.; two daughters – Sharon Friday of Charleston and Dianne McKinney of Batesville; one sister – Mary Williams of Detroit Mich.; and three brothers – Clifton Govan, Thomas Govan and L. B. Govan all of Charleston.

Clark Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Wayne Miller

Kenneth Wayne Miller, age 56, died Sunday, July 16 at Grenada Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Miller is a former member of the Mississippi National Guard and a member of Loyd Baptist Church.

Services were held Tuesday, July 18 at 11 a.m. at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Vance officiating. Burial was in Concord Cemetery in Bruce.

Mr. Miller is survived a daughter – Tabitha Dawn Luther of Pontotoc; three sisters – Marilyn Cowsert of Bruce, Elizabeth Vanhorn of Winona, and Norma Winter of Clinton; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents George Edward Miller and Jessie Lee Wooten Miller.

Mary Bevis Robertson

CALHOUN CITY – Mary Bevis Robertson, age 89, died Monday, July 17 at Calhoun County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Robertson was a member of Central Park Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. for many years and recently a member of First Baptist Church in Calhoun City. She was a retired Practical Nurse. She was named “Nurse of the Year” for Chapter I of Licensed Practical Nurses Association of Birmingham and served as president for seven years.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at Valhalla Cemetery in Midfield, Ala., with Rev. John Crawford officiating.

Mrs. Robertson was preceded in death by her husband – James U. Bevis, Sr. and a son – Leo Ephraim Bevis. She is survived by a stepson – James U. Bevis, Jr. of Birmingham, AL; a stepdaughter – Mary Bevis Hale of Birmingham, AL; two sisters – Verna McCool Jones of Columbus and Dorothy McCool Parker of Jackson; and a brother – Clyde McCool of Copperopolis, CA.

Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas W. Tardy, Jr.

WINONA – Thomas Walter Tardy, Jr., age 80, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mr. Tardy was the retired owner of Tardy Furniture Stores in Winona and Grenada. He was a member of Moore Memorial United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army Air Corp Veteran of World War II, a member of Winona School Board for almost 20 years, a founding member & served for 20 years on the Board of Directors at Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona. He was also one of the founders of Merchants & Farmers Bank of Winona, he served as Chairman of Administrative Board of Moore Memorial United Methodist Church, he served as a member of Board of Aldermen of Winona, he was former Rotarian having served as President of the Winona Club, an avid golfer who served as President & Board member of the Winona Country Club. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Lela Holman Tardy and the late Bertha Miller Tardy.

Mr. Tardy is survived by 2 sons, Thomas W. Tardy, III of Jackson and Charles H. Tardy of Hattiesburg; 1 daughter, Annette Tardy Dardaman of Grenada; 1 Step-Daughter, Roxanne Miller Ballard of Winona; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 15 at Moore Memorial United Methodist Church in Winona followed by burial in the Winona Garden of Memory.

Lee Funeral Home of Winona was in charge of arrangements.

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