June 21, 2013

Mike Butts
   Michael “Mike” Clinton Butts, 65, of Oxford, died June 14, 2013, at his home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
   He was born on March 31, 1948, in Water Valley to the late Newell and Emma Mae Roberts Butts.  
   Mr. Butts served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and retired as a geological technician for the Corps of Engineers in 1995. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, mechanic and body work, cooking, gardening and he loved his animals.
   In additon to his parents, preceding Mr. Butts in death are his sister, Elizabeth Butts and brother, Frankie Butts.
   Surviving Mr. Butts are his sister, Carolyn Butts of Calhoun City; three brothers, Kenny Butts of Oxford, William Earl Butts of Water Valley, and Newell Thomas Butts of Gladys, Va.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

Dorothy Ann Westmoreland Criss
   Dorothy Ann Westmoreland Criss, 83, of Coffeeville, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at her residence.  
   She was born on Feb. 10, 1930, to Robert Whitfield Westmoreland and Dorothy Estes Westmoreland. She was raised on her family’s dairy farm in Tupelo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William Tyler Criss.
   She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Coffeeville. She attended Itawamba Community College and later graduated with a B.S. degree in home economics from The University of Southern Mississippi.
   Visitation was held at Garner Harper Funeral Home in Coffeeville on Tuesday, June 18, from 5 to 7 p.m.  
   Funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church in Coffeeville on Wednesday, June 18, at 2 pm. with the Rev. Hal Hall officiating. Interment was in Coffeeville Cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Mary Helen Criss and Roberta Westmoreland Criss Clements, both of Memphis; a son, William Tyler Criss Jr., of Coffeeville; and a brother, Clarence Westmoreland of Memphis. She is also survived by three grandchildren, William Tyler Clements, Christian Lorriane Clements and Anjelica Clements, all of Memphis.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Victor Westmoreland and John Westmoreland; and a sister, Mary W. Keeling.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home was in charge.

Lee Andrew House Sr.
   Funeral services for Lee Andrew “Pudder” House Sr., 71, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Burning Bush M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mr. House died June 12, 2013, at his home.
   He was born on Feb. 19, 1942, to Fannie Lee House and Archie Talford.
   Mr. House worked as a laborer at Grenada Farms and was retired from McQuay. He was a member of Burning Bush M.B. Church, and he owned his own business, enjoyed listening to music, visiting friends and walking.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Lee Powell; a sister, Minnie Mae McCray; and a brother, Eddie T. House.
   Survivors include his wife, Sallye M. House of Grenada; four daughters, Chandra House, Sundra Quinn and Sonya House, all of Grenada, and Cassandra Whisonant of Frisco, Texas; two sons, Lee Andrew House Jr. of Jackson and Eric House of Starkville; four sisters, Cora Lee Fisher of Grenada, Bonnie Jean Adams of Las Vegas, Bobbie House of Natchitoches, La., and Annie Tyler of Memphis; and three brothers, John L. Crowder of Chicago, Ben House of Hazlehurst, and Archie Talford Jr. of Bruce.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Nancy Kiesel Pyron
   Funeral services for Nancy Kiesel Pyron, 58, of Grenada, are at 2 p.m., Friday, June 21, at the National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Fletcher Moorman officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Duck Hill.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Nancy passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at her home.
   She was born on Oct. 28, 1955, and was the daughter of George Edward Kiesel and Dorothy Julia Kunkle of Long Island, N.Y.
   Nancy was employed by Binswanger Mirror and Glass as a salesperson. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church in Grenada.
   She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Norman W. Pyron.
   Mrs. Pyron is survived by one daughter, Kerry Scribner and her husband, Anthony, of Charleston; one son, Tim Pyron and his wife, Kelly, of Duck Hill; two brothers, Paul Kiesel of New Jersey and Larry Kiesel of Philadelphia, Pa.; six grandchildren, Hunter Brooks, Taylor Wortham, Aron Scribner and his wife, Jenna, Ray Scribner and his wife, Whitney, Samantha Pyron and Taryn Pyron; and two great-grandchildren, Katelynn Scribner and Jaden Scribner.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.  

Sherunda Theresa Ware
   Funeral services for Sherunda Theresa “Slick” Ware, 44, of Grenada, formerly of Chicago, are at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at New Birth M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
   Visitation is Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Eddie Robinson Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Ware died June 15, 2013, at her home of natural causes.
   She was born on Dec. 11, 1968, to Dora Ann Johnson and Odell Blissitt.
   Mrs. Ware was a clerk for the City of Grenada Water Department and a member of New Birth M.B. Church and the order of the Eastern Star. She was a softball coach, a church clerk and a member of the Army Reserves. Mrs. Ware was a graduate of Paul Roberson High School in Chicago and Jackson State University. She was also the former Tie Plant News columnist for the GrenadaStar.
   She is survived by her mother, Dora Ann Johnson of Grenada; her father, Odell Blissitt of Summerville, Tenn.; her husband, Tony Terrell Ware Sr. of Grenada; two daughters, Myih Judenary of Eupora and Tyisha Johnson of Clinton; four sons, Jeremie Sherrod Spencer, Tony Terrell Ware Jr., and Thomas Juan Ware, all of Grenada, and Tatorey Ware of Hattiesburg; four sisters, Tomika Flowers of Stegel, Ill., Sherice Hall and DeShundria Crout, both of Summerville, and Renee Johnson of Chicago; and a brother, Otis Johnson of Chicago.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

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