February 1, 2013

Gladys Dacus Allen
   Funeral services for Gladys Dacus Allen, 93, of Tie Plant, are at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery near Holcomb.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Gladys died Jan. 29, 2013, at the Grenada Lake Medical Center.
   She was born on Dec. 19, 1919, and was the daughter of Benjamin Dacus and Sarah Hunt Dacus of Attala County.
   Mrs. Allen was a homemaker and a member of Enon Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Senior Citizen’s Club at Enon Baptist Church.
   She is preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Sarah Dacus; six brothers and two sisters.
   Mrs. Allen is survived by two daughters, Brenda “Joy” Long (Charles) of Elliott and Kay Miller of Tie Plant; three sons, Dennis Allen (Brenda) of Big Creek, Jimmy Allen of Elliott and John Wayne Allen (Judy) of Tyrone, Ga.; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

MaryLois Johnsey
   Funeral services for MaryLois Johnsey, 76, of Water Valley were at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan 31, in Henry Chapel at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
   Mrs. Johnsey died Jan. 27, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.  
   She was born to the late David Oliver and Clara Nelson Walters in the Pine Valley Community of Yalobusha County.
   She worked at Dr. George Brown’s Hospital and Wiley’s Drug Store. When she married she moved to Water Valley where she lived all her life, caring for her home and family. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, taking care of her flowers and being outdoors. She especially enjoyed feeding and watching her animals, the birds and deer. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Water Valley.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Johnsey in death are two sons, Benjamin Johnsey and Bobby Carr Johnsey Jr.; her sister, Mildred Wilson; her brothers, Jack Walters and Earl Wayne Walters.
   Surviving Mrs. Johnsey are her husband, Bobby Carr Johnsey Sr. of Water Valley; daughter, Emily Johnsey Childs of Water Valley; two brothers, Oliver Walters of New Albany and Bobby Gene Walters  of Grenada; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge.     

Wilborn Hill Little
   Wilborn Hill Little, 79, a retired CPA, of Henderson, Nev.,  died Jan. 28, 2013.
   He was born on April 19, 1933, in Grenada and was a 12 year Nevada resident.
   Mr. Little served in the Army and enjoyed cooking out with family, playing keno slots, talking about the stock market, and watching football on his new television.
   Preceding Mr. Little in death is his wife, Peggy Little.
   Surviving Mr. Little are his two daughters, Linda Richardson of Henderson, Nev., and Patsy Carter of Southaven; and three grandchildren.
   Private services will be held at Desert Memorial in Henderson.
   Donations in Wilborn’s name may be made to the Veterans Administrations.

Roland Martin
   Funeral services for Roland Martin, 73, of Coffeeville, are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Coffeeville Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark Williams-Funeral Home.
   Mr. Martin died Jan. 27, 2013, at his home of natural causes.
   He was born on June 2, 1939.
   Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Levon Martin of Coffeeville.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Lois Smith Mooney
   Funeral services for Lois Smith Mooney, 58, of Water Valley, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Calhoun County.
   Visitation is Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
   Mrs. Mooney died Jan. 29, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.  
   She was born in Water Valley to the late Clinton and Mary Bell Wrenn Smith.  
   Mrs. Mooney was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Water Valley and enjoyed cooking and reading.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Mooney in death are, her husband, David Mooney and sister, Mary Jo Jones.
   Surviving Mrs. Mooney are two daughters, Melanie Ross and Hope Ross of Water Valley; son, Chris Mooney of Water Valley; brother, Marvin Holdsenback of Hernando; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

Chapman Arthur Roane
   Chapman Arthur Roane, 92, of Grenada, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born on April 19, 1920, in Lyon, Miss., to James Middleton and Ruby Price Roane. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Mr. Roane graduated from John Rundle High School in Grenada and  Draughons Business College in Memphis, Tenn. He later served for three years in the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.
   Mr. Roane is survived by one daughter, Anita Hitt (Everette) of Grenada; two grandchildren, Justin Hitt (Danielle) of Nashville, and Adrienne Hitt Buckles (Doug) of Brandon; and three great-grandchildren, Isabella Hitt and Thomas Holland of Nashville, and Tyler Buckles of Brandon.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Middleton Roane and his wife of 43 years, Juanita Hayward Taylor Roane.
   A private graveside service was held Monday, Jan. 28, with the Rev. Larry Windham officiating. The family request that memorials be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home was in charge.

Loie Inez Sandefer
   Funeral services for Loie Inez Sandefer, 79, of Water Valley, were at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Taylor Baptist Church with Bro. Kirby Ladner officiating. Burial followed in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens at Water Valley.  
   Pallbearers were Leigh Latham, Clay Ferguson, Jay Cotten, Chris Patton, Brian Patton and Jason Sandefer.
   Visitation was Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at National Funeral Home in Grenada.
   Mrs. Sandefer died Jan. 28, 2013, at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley.
   She was born on June 18, 1933, and was the daughter of the late Wesley Durane Newman and Evans Mable Potts Newman of Yalobusha County.
   Mrs. Sandefer was a homemaker and a member of the Taylor Baptist Church.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three husbands, James Fred Cotten, Sr., Clayton Edward Latham, and Edgar Sandefer; one son, James Fred Cotten, Jr.; one grandchild, Timothy Latham; and two brothers, Ralph Newman and J.W. Newman.
   Mrs. Sandefer is survived by two daughters, Joyce Long of Water Valley and Cathy S. Patton (Robert) of Water Valley; four sons, Harold Cotten (Cheri) of Winona, Don Latham of Memphis, Tommy Latham (Connie) of Water Valley and Carl Latham (Kathy) of Grenada; two sisters, Peggy Goode of Germantown, TN and Virginia Simmons of Cordova, TN; 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Jewel Mathis Swanson
   Funeral services for Jewel Mathis Swanson, 85,of Valdosta, Ga., are at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.
   Mrs. Swanson died Jan. 28, 2013, at her home on her birthday. She was born on Jan. 28, 1928, in Howe, Okla.
   She was the daughter of the late Atlas A. and Ada Levada Edwards Mathis.
   Mrs. Swanson was a member of Central Avenue Church of Christ.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Swanson in death are her husband, James Powell Swanson; a son, Paul A. Swanson; three sisters and six brothers.
   Surviving Mrs. Swanson are her daughter, Nancy J. Swanson of Valdosta, Ga.; six sons, William A. McCormick of Lindale, Texas, Jimmie D. McCormick of Quinlan, Texas, David L. Swanson of Los Angeles, Calif., Robert E. Swanson of Cullman, Ala., John P. Swanson of Nashville, Tenn., and Nathan Doyle Swanson of Toccopola, Miss.; a sister, Inez Mathis Maynor of Lake Charles, La.; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

Agnes Canon Williams Whittemore
   Agnes Canon Williams Whittemore, 93, of Montgomery, Ala., formerly of Grenada, passed away on Jan. 24, 2013.
   Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 to 10 a.m. at National Funeral Home in Grenada. A Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko.
   Mrs. Whittemore was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse at Grenada Lake Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star No. 254.
   A native of Attala County, Mrs. Whittemore was preceded in death by two husbands, James E. Williams and Millard E. Whittemore; a brother, Roy Canon; her parents, Emmett and Myrtie Canon; a daughter, Linda Williams Monroe; a grandson, Lance Monroe; a sister Odene Canon Evans; a step-son, Ralph Whittemore; a step-daughter, Betty Whittemore Harrison.
   Mrs. Whittemore is survived by two sons, Tommy (Loraine) Williams of Pineville, La., and Jim (Susan) Williams of Montgomery, Ala.; two daughters, Faye Moore of Jackson, Miss., and Dene (Carl) Shedd of Arlington, Va.; three step-sons, Earl (Erma) Whittemore, Jim (Linda) Whittemore and Roy (Beth) Whittemore, all of Grenada; son-in-law, Riley Monroe of Huntsville, Ala.; step-daughter-in-law, Willodene Whittemore of Grenada; step-son-in-law, Gary Harrison of Laurel Hill, Fla.; a nephew, Jim (Jeri) Evans of San Antonio, Texas; a niece, Betty Love (Garnett) Harris of Brandon, Miss., nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, 16 step-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Fred and Betty Johnson of Grenada and Carl Ming of Louisville, Miss.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

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