Death Notices

Obituaries for Saturday, September 16

Crotaular T. Brady

Crotaular “Honey” Townsends Brady, 87, of Grenada, died Monday at the Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mrs. Brady was a member of Sweethome African Methodist Episcopal Church where she served as usher, stewardess and was on the Ladies Aide Society.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Sweethome African Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. William Harper officiating. Burial will be in Sweethome Cemetery.

Ms Brady is survived by a sister, Margaret Wright of Chicago, Ill.; and a niece, Gladys Holloway of Grenada.

Clark Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary F. Collins

Mary Francis Collins, 75, of Charleston, died September 8 at her residence.

Mrs. Collins was a mid-wife for over 40 years. She was a member of Blue Cane Missionary Baptist Church, the Heroine’s of Jericho for over 50 years.

Mrs. Collins also served as secretary and fieldman for First District of the Federation of Usher Board.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Blue Cane Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Dawson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Minnie Tellis.

She is survived by three sons, Jessie James Dates of Freeport, Ill., A.W. Jones of Oakland and J.C. Jones of Chicago, Ill.; three daughters, Fannie Mae McCollins of Tippo, Frances Avery of San Diego, Calif. and Dale Hunt of Charleston; a brother, Willie James Tellis of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and three sisters, Fannie Lee Hervey, Minnie Maude Willis of Charleston and Mary Elizabeth Poole of Chicago, Ill.

Clark Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frances W. Hood

CHARLESTON – Frances Worsham Hood, 84, of Brandon, formerly of Charleston, died Wednesday at Rankin Medical Center in Brandon.

Mrs. Hood was a retired nurse.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Murphreesboro.

Mrs. Hood is survived by two daughters, Fay Smith of Brandon and Olivia Merrell of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Bessie Cox of Charleston; and a granddaughter, Andrea Smith of Brandon.

Newsom Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Caroline Hurd

Caroline Hurd, 92, of Grenada, died September 6 at the Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mrs. Hurd was a retired employee of the John Green Estates. She was also a Baptist.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Perry L. Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.

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

Ella S. Knight

GREENWOOD – Ella Shelton Knight, 92, of Madison, formerly of Long Beach, a native of Copiah County, died Thursday at St. Catherines Village.

Mrs. Knight taught school at Valley in Carroll County and at Pinola in Simpson County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gulfport.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Williams & Lord Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Loper officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Knight was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie W. Knight Sr.; a son, Lon Williard Knight Jr.; and a sister, Jennie Green.

She is survived by a brother, Simmons Shelton of Brandon; and four sisters, Bettie Reno, Mary Hawkins, Nell Loper, all of Madison, and Dorris O’Brien of Clinton.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lorene Neal

WINONA – Lorene Neal, 90, died Wednesday at the Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mrs. Neal was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenwood.

Graveside services was at 1 p.m. today at Lee Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dan Beardain officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Neal is survived by a son, Jimmy Neal of Winona; a daughter, Martha Neal Beaird of Winona; a brother, L.H. Elmore of Tupelo; and two grandchildren, James Neal of Winona and Lori Neal of Mendenhall.

Lee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sadie B. Nelson

CHARLESTON – Sadie B. Chandler Nelson, 77, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial-North Mississippi Hospital in Oxford.

Mrs. Nelson was a homemaker.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Nelson is survived by five sons, Joe T. Walker of Holcomb, Billy B. Walker, Barry Nelson, Earl Nelson, all of Charleston and George E. Nelson of Columbus; four daughters, Elizabeth A. Melton of Tillatoba, Elsie Farris of Greenwood, Mary L. Daves of Lexington and Betty P. Williams of Charleston; two brothers, Edgar P. Chandler and J.W. Chandler, both of Jackson; two sisters, Evelyn Slaughter of Oakland and Betty Hutchinson of Greenwood; and 23 grandchildren.

Newsom Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Terry L. Sessums

Terry L. ‘Skeeter’ Sessums, 36, of Coila, a native of Grenada, died Tuesday in Coila.

Mr. Sessums was owner and operator of a trucking business.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Reidis Nash and the Rev. Ron Sessums officiating. Burial will be in Coffeeville (Miss.) Cemetery.

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

Mr. Sessums was preceded in death by his father, Fred M. Sessums Jr.; and a brother, Mike G. “Boot” Sessums.

He is survived by his wife, Reeda Sessums of Coila; a son, Miles Sessums of Tupelo; a daughters, Kayla Sessums of Coila; two stepsons, Tyler Bingham of Coila and Robbie Reid of Greenville; his mother and step-father, Edna S. and Charles P. Corder of Grenada; five brothers, Fred M. Sessums of Manhattan, Kan., Rev. Ron Sessums of Gretna, La., Alan ‘Tater’ Sessums of Grenada, Rick Sessums of Augusta, Ga., and William Corder of Starkville; and a sister, Sherry Hester of La Marque, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Holly, Jason Holly, Bubba Holly, Reese McCrary, Pete McCorkle, Roger Alford, Bill Rowsey II, and Donny Burns.

Memorials may be sent to the Terry Lynn Sessums Memorial Fund, Union Planters Bank.

Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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