March 1, 2013

Calvin Alford Jr.
   Funeral services for Calvin Alford Jr., 37, of Water Valley, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at City Auditorium in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Rocky Mt. Church Cemetery in Yalobusha County.
   Visitation is Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home.
   Mr. Alford died Feb. 24, 2013, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis.  
   He was born on Sept. 26, 1975, in St. Louis, Mo., to Calvin Alford Sr. and the late Linda Young.
   Mr. Alford was employed as a truck driver for Townes Trucking Company. He had a wicked sense of humor and enjoyed shooting pool and spending time with friends. He attended several churches in Yalobusha County.
   In addition to his mother, preceding Mr. Alford in death is his daughter, Jasmine Alford.
   Surviving Mr. Alford are his wife, Stephanie Alford of Water Valley; two daughters, Niketa Wilson and Ca’Najah Alford of Water Valley; son, Calvin Alford III of Water Valley; sister, April Gould of St. Louis, Mo.; and his step-father, Calvin Young of Oxford.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

Jerry Brown
   Funeral services for Jerry Brown, 49, of Charleston, are at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Mt. Zion M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mr. Brown died Feb. 23, 2013, in Charleston.
   He was born on Feb. 17, 1964, and was the son of Len Davis and Hursie Lee Brown of Charleston.
   Mr. Brown was a graduate of Charleston High School, attended one year of college, and was a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church.
   In addition to his parents, surviving Mr. Brown are his wife, Jacqueline Brown of Charleston; four step-daughters, Jocelyn Phelps, Jaclyn Stowers, Jessica Phelps, and Jayne Porter, all of Charleston; four sisters, Dorothy Rogers of Memphis, Ora Bell Johnson, Charlotte D. Truly, and Elizabeth C. Meeks, all of Charleston; and two brothers, the Rev. Clinton Brown of Charleston and Lonnie L. Brown of Chicago, Ill.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Olene Jackson Crocker
   Funeral services for Olene Jackson Crocker, 82, of Grenada, were at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Shady Grove Cemetery near Cascilla.
   Mrs. Crocker died Feb. 21, 2013, at Grace Health and Rehab in Grenada.
   She was born on March 27, 1930, and was the daughter of Dewitt and Jimmie Laverne Sossman Jackson of Yalobusha County.  
   Mrs. Crocker was a homemaker and attended North Shady Grove Church of God.
   Preceding Mrs. Crocker in death are nine brothers and sisters and one son, Timmy Crocker.
   Surviving Mrs. Crocker are her daughter, Lula Mae Langley of West Point; a son, Gary Jackson of Cascilla; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Joy Underwood Crow
   Funeral services for Joy Underwood Crow, 83, of Water Valley, were at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Henry Chapel at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Burial followed in Pine Crest Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Yalobusha County.
   Mrs. Crow died Feb. 25, 2013.  
   She was born in Marianna, Ark., to the late O. J. Underwood and Zelma Freelon Underwood Thomas.  
   Mrs. Crow worked for many years as an LPN for Dr. Joe Walker. She later became the owner/operator of Pride and Joy, a children’s clothing shop, where she supplied many clothes for the children of Water Valley. She was also a member of the Literary Club of Water Valley, First Baptist Church and the Beulah Ladies Sunday School Class.
   In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. Crow in death are her husband, John James Crow Sr. and a sister, Jouette Robinson.
   Surviving Mrs. Crow are two daughters, Deborah Joy Babb of Fort Smith, Ark., and Janice Crow Joyner of Water Valley; son, John James Crow Jr. of Water Valley; three sisters, Polly Perez of Russellville, Ark., Delana Lee of Little Rock, Ark., and Hazel Dunigan of Marianna, Ark.; one brother, Ed Thomas of Marianna, Ark.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl.17, Chicago, IL  60601-7633, The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718, or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN  37214-0800.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home was charge.

Barry Mason DuBard
   Funeral services for Barry Mason DuBard, 64, of the Jefferson Community in Carroll County, are at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Liberty Baptist Church at Jefferson with Bro. Gary Tanner officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Visitation was Thursday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Barry died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, after an eight-month battle with heart disease.
   He was born on Dec. 29, 1948, and was the son of Silas D. DuBard and Daisy Flowers Hanks of Jefferson.
   Barry was a self-employed logger. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church at Jefferson. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era.
   Barry is survived by his wife, Glenda Singley DuBard of Jefferson; five daughters, Melissa Ann DuBard of Jefferson, Karma Ann Simmons of Olive Branch, Julie Ellen Turner of Grenada, Wendy G. Barton of Grenada, and Emily M. Hamann of Jefferson; two sons, David Keith DuBard of Water Valley and Matthew Hamann of Jefferson; one sister, Rachel Hays of Jefferson; one brother, Sidney DuBard of Jefferson; and ten grandchildren, Madelynn DuBard, Triston DuBard, Reed Simmons, Cason Turner, Dalton Turner, Krissy Gibson, Katey Breedlove, Brianna Barton, Zoey Hamann and Alyssa Hamann.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Paul Clinton Fuller
   Funeral services for Paul Clinton “Tater Bug” Fuller, 70, of Whitfield, Miss., were at at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb.24, in Robinson Chapel at Eddie Robinson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Holcomb Cemetery.
   Mr. Fuller died Feb. 22, 2013, at the State Hospital in Jackson of natural causes.
   He was born on Nov. 20, 1942, and was a Baptist.
   Surviving Mr. Fuller are four sisters, Brenda Scallion and Ruby Firman of Grenada, Mary Lube and Cheryl Coldborn of Louisana; two brothers, Bobby Fuller of Houston and Billy Fuller of Haerlon.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home was in charge.

Morris “Magic Slim” Holt
   Funeral services for Morris “Magic Slim” Holt, of Lincoln, Neb., formerly of Grenada, are at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Horizons Community Church in Lincoln.
   Magic Slim died Feb. 21, 2013.
   A musical memorial tribute is currently being planned in Chicago, Ill., and at The Zoo Bar in Lincoln. Both tributes will be announced when details are finalized. These memorial tributes will be benefits with all proceeds going to Ann Holt and her family.
   Preceding Magic Slim in death are his parents, Nick and Pinkey Holt; daughter, Daphne White; and three brothers, Douglas Holt, Frank Holt and Nick Holt Jr.
   Surviving Magic Slim are his wife, Ann Holt of Lincoln, Neb.; three daughters, Janice “Sissy” Jones of Fayette, S.C., Kriss Jackson and Sharon Jackson of Lincoln; four sons, Shawn Holt of Lincoln, Jerry Jones, Micheal Jones, and Billy Wayne Jones, all of Grenada; sister, Lucinda Holt Brown of Grenada; two brothers, Charles Holt of Paducah, Ky., and James Holt of Columbus, Ohio.

Arthur Hudgins Jr.
   Funeral services for Arthur Hudgins Jr., 87, of Grenada, are at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Greater Faith M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Visitation is Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mr. Hudgins died Feb. 27, 2013, at his home.
   He was born on Nov. 7, 1925.
   Mr. Hudgins retired from J. H. Oliver and Shamrock Electric. He was an Army veteran.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Norma Jean Harrison Leggett
   Funeral services for Norma Jean Harrison Leggett, 67, of Grenada, were at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at National Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada with Bro. John Gray officiating. Burial followed in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Pallbearers were David Melton, Frank Collins, Randy Sutton, Jim Legg, Dennis Harrison, and Danny Leggett. Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Rowsey, Steve Vance and Powell Vance.
   Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Norma died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven.
   She was born on June 16, 1945, and was the daughter of Rufus and Yancy Harrison of Pass Island, Miss.
   Norma was employed by Walmart for 18 years in many aspects of service and worked continually toward making customers happy. She was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Yalobusha County.
   Norma is survived by her loving husband of nearly 44 years, Jerry Leggett of Grenada; a daughter, Brandi Leggett Outlaw and her husband, Whitey, of St. Matthews, S.C.; a son, Jason Legget and his wife, Lindsey, of Grenada. She was also a caring grandmother to Andrew Brown of Saltillo, Martha Claire Brown of St. Matthews, S.C., and Lillian Belle Leggett of Grenada.
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Martha Jean Lucius
   Funeral services for Martha Jean Lucius, 74, of Tupelo, native of Calhoun County, are at 1 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park.
   Mrs. Lucius died Feb. 26, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
   She was born on Aug. 11, 1938, to the late Rev. Wilson and Pansy Ramsey Long.
   Mrs. Lucius was a homemaker and loved caring for children, the elderly and the sick. She loved flowers, cooking for her family and friends and sewing. Her greatest gift was her sweet spirit and humble disposition. She also had a servant’s heart and was a faithful prayer warrior. She was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband of 57 years, William F. “Snap” Lucius of Tupelo; two daughters, Angie Sheffield of Tupelo and Amanda Sanderford of Mooreville; two sons, Danny Lucius of the Randolph Community and Jeff Lucius of Mooreville; three sisters, Mary Lamkin of Grenada, Lynda Shackelford of Tupelo and Virginia Langford (David) of Saltillo; three brothers, Charles Long  of the Dorsey Community, Buddy Long of Mooreville and Tim Long of Tupelo; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one more on the way.
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   Pegues Funeral Home is in charge.

Eloise Jolliff Winters
   Funeral services for Eloise Jolliff “Weezy” Winters, 69, of Holcomb, formerly of Avalon, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Abundant Life Assembly of the Apostolic Faith Church. Burial will follow in Bew Springs Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Winters died Feb. 23, 2013 at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
   She was born on May 20, 1943.
   Mrs. Winters retired from Pennaco Hoisery and was a member of Prospect M.B. Church.
   Surviving Mrs. Winters are her daughter, Debra D. Hardimon of Holcomb; six sons, Leonard Winters of Grenada, Lennis Winters and Terrance Winters of Holcomb, Rodney Winters and Randy Winters of Coffeeville, and Mark Winters of Vicksburg; a sister, Linda Gulledge Brown of Greenwood; and two brothers, Richard Jones of Chicago, Ill., and James Floyd Swins of Detroit, Mich.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

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