Death Notices

Obituaries for February 26, 2001

George L. Anthony

George Lawrence Anthony, 70, of Grenada, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

Mr. Anthony was a retired water well driller. He attended Hebron Baptist Church and was a member of Red Grass Hunting Club.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of God with Bro. Frank Samples officiating. Burial was in Hebron Cemetery in Grenada.

Mr. Anthony was preceded in death by a son, Larry Wayne Anthony; a brother, Earl Anthony; and two grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Ida Elizabeth Anthony of Grenada; two sons, George Ray Anthony and Charles Edward Anthony, both of Grenada; a daughter, Beverly Ann Trusty of Grenada; a brother, Lester Dale Anthony of Grenada; a sister, Louise Bennett of Grenada; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bobby Avery, Gene Lance, Dale Ratliff, Tim Bennett, Lacy Thompson, and Buddy Dowdle. Honorary pallbearer was Eddie Johnson.

National Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Norma F. Blackburn

BATESVILLE – Norma Faye Blackburn, 46, of Enid, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn.

Ms Blackburn was a retired factory worker. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church.

The funeral was at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. William Johnson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Ms Blackburn was preceded in death by her father, Sam ‘Big Boy’ Blackburn.

She is survived by two sons, Kelvin Blackburn and Juakin Blackburn, both of Enid; her mother, Daratha Blackburn of Enid; five brothers, Joel Blackburn, Michael Blackburn, both of Oakland, Ben Blackburn, Sam Blackburn Jr. and Edward Blackburn, all of Chicago, Ill.; and six sisters, Betty Blackburn, Odester Blackburn, Gloria Casey, Phylisteen Leonard, all of Enid, Bobbie Rudd of Memphis, Tenn., and Minnie Ray of Tillatoba.

Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

James K. Burden

GREENWOOD – James K. Burden, 60, of Carrollton, died Sunday at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.

Mr. Burden was a brick mason. He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lanny Haley officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.

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

Mr. Burden was preceded in death by a son, Kim Burden.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Burden of Greenwood; three sons, Stevie Burden, Chris Burden, both of Greenwood and Jeff Clark of Black Hawk; a daughter, Leslie Burden of Carrollton; three brothers, Orville Burden, Henry Burden, both of Greenwood and Leslie Burden of Lexington; a sister, Patty Hawkins of Greenville; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Hayes Noland, Lewis Hodges, Haywood Hodges, P.W. James, Lamar Woods and Calvin Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie McMillan, Buddy Hodges, Frank Warren, and the Carroll County Liar’s Club.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John T. Holmes

WINONA – John Taylor Holmes, 86, of Miami, Fla., formerly of Duck Hill, died Wednesday at St. Sinia Hospital in Miami, Fla.

Mr. Holmes was a retired building contractor. He was a member of Duck Hill Baptist Church.

The funeral was at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Travis Gray officiating. Burial was in Duck Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Holmes was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Holmes.

He is survived by a son, John Taylor Holmes Jr. of Des Moines, Iowa; a daughter, Nona Ackerson of Inverness, Fla.; a sister, Bittie Thomas of Clinton; three grandchildren, Paul Ackerson of Inverness, Fla., Sarah M. Holmes of California and Kathryn L. Holmes of Des Moines, Iowa.

Oliver Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Eula M. Hood

WINONA – Eula Mae Hood, 87, died Saturday at her residence.

Mrs. Hood was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

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.

Mrs. Hood was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin K. Hood; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Cooper Hitt.

She is survived by a son, Lloyd Hood of Winona; three daughters, Annie Mae Blaylock, Eloise Thomas and Drusilla McClure, all of Winona; a brother, Howard Hitt of Grenada; six grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bob Blaylock, Lloyd Hood Jr., Michael Hood, Danny Woods, Raymond Acy and Ken Pickens.

Oliver Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

W. E. Keelin

BATESVILLE – W. Ernest Keelin, 82, died Friday at his residence.

Mr. Keelin was a retired heavy machine operator. He was a United States World War II Army veteran.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery in Enid.

Mr. Keelin is survived by a daughter, Ruth Keelin Brown of Zigler, Ill.; three brothers, Bobby Keelin of Florida, Earl Keelin of Houston, Texas and Lewis Keelin of Grenada; two sisters, Ann Burrows of Memphis, Tenn. and Joy Cokins of Florida; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John R. McNatt

FARMERVILLE, La. – John R. McNatt, 81, of Downsville, La., died February 16 in Downsville, La.

Mr. McNatt was retired truck driver.

The funeral was at 10 a.m. February 19 at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Martin officiating. Burial was in Choudrant Cemetery.

Mr. McNatt was the widower of Mae C. McNatt.

He is survived by a son, Roy N. McNatt of Collins; two daughters, Yvonne Brassfield of Downsville, La. and Hazel Ward of Winona; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Rick Procella, Wayne Procella, Michael Tartt, Roy McNatt Jr., Jason Ward, Jay Stephenson, Charles Stroup and Sam Melton.

Farrar Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Roden

WINONA – Mary ‘Dot’ Roden, 72, of North Carrollton, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

Mrs. Roden was a retired bookkeeper. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Carroll County.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery in Carroll County.

Mrs. Roden was the widow of C.W. Roden.

She is survived by two brothers, Thomas F. Ferguson of Columbus and William G. ‘Billy’ Ferguson of Carrollton; and three sisters, Peggy F. Loyell of Clinton, Katie F. Neill of Carrollton and Vivian F. Taylor of Greenwood.

Memorials may be sent to New Bethel Cemetery Fund, Rt. 1, Box 26B, Carrollton, Miss. 38917.

Lee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James H. Rose

James Howard Rose, 68, of Grenada, died Friday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mr. Rose was a retired employee of Heatcraft, Inc. after 39 years of service. He was also owner and operator of Cattle Farms in Duck Hill.

Mr. Rose was a member of Enon Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge No. 31, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4488 and the 31st Dixie Division. He was a retired United States Army National Guard veteran.

The funeral was at 10 a.m. today at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Carroll County.

Mr. Rose is survived by his wife, Margarette Rose of Grenada; two sons, James Allen ‘Jimmy’ Rose and Howard Steven ‘Steve’ Rose, both of Grenada; a stepdaughter, Patricia Roberts of Brookhaven; three brothers, Gene Rose, Roy Rose, both of Winona and Homer Rose of Augusta, Ga.; three sisters, Allene Hentz, Betty Ware, both of Winona and Laverne Downs of Grenada; eight grandchildren, Benjamin Fisk, Joshua Fisk, Jacob Rose, James Roberts, David Roberts, Tim Roberts, Summer Nicole Rose and Autumn M. Rose; and six great-grandchildren.

National Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Stergas

GREENWOOD – Mary Agnes Stergas, 78, of Coila, formerly of Johnstown, N.Y., a native of Holcomb, died Thursday at her residence.

Mrs. Stergas was co-owner of Stergas Sporting Center in Gore Springs. She was a member of Black Hawk United Methodist Church.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Cain officiating. Burial was in Holcomb (Miss.) Cemetery.

Mrs. Stergas was the widow of Louis H. Stergas.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Funderburk of Greenwood and Patty Williams of Natchez; a sister, Mildred Fairley of Greenwood; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a number of nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Mark Funderburk, Jeramy Funderburk, Jeff Ricks, Lee Watts, Gary McGehee, and Marlon Boggs. Honorary pallbearers were W.G. ‘Buster’ McGehee, Ed Berry and Douglas Fairley.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Octavyus Weathers

Octavyus ‘O.T.’ Weathers, 66, of Grenada, died February 20, at his residence.

Mr. Weathers was a teacher and restaurant owner. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. today at Clark Funeral Home with Father Thomas Delaney officiating. Burial was in Haven Rest Cemetery.

Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Elsie White

WINONA – Elsie White, 73, of Valeene, Ind., formerly of Poplar Creek community, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Mrs. White was a retired garment factory employee. She was a member of Church of God in Southaven.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Church of God in Poplar Creek with Bros. Harvey McAdams and Rex Manship officiating. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.

Mrs. White is survived by a daughter, Etta Rhynard of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Charles Phifer of Atoka, Ind. and Judge Phifer of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; a sister, Willer Dean Green of Southaven; and several nephews and nieces.

Oliver Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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