September 3, 2013

Patricia Lynn Brown
   Funeral services for Patricia Lynn Brown, 59, of Grenada, are at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Stonefield Church of God near Cascilla with Bro. Mark Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Smith Cemetery near Cascilla.
   Visitation is Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Stonefield Church of God.
   Pallbearers will be Hollis Bloodworth, Chris King, Lee Smallwood, Michael O’Bryant, Draper Mauldin, and Douglas Mauldin.
   Patricia died Sept. 1, 2013, at Grace Health & Rehab in Grenada.
   She was born on June 14, 1954, and was the daughter of Jim Earl Brown and Chirstine O‘Bryant Brown of Tallahatchie County.
   Patricia was employed as a private duty caregiver. She was a member of the Stonefield Church of God.
   Patricia is survived by her aunt, Effie Scott and her husband, L. J., of Dallas, Texas; her uncles, Bill O‘Bryant and his wife, Margaret, of Grenada, Buddy O‘Bryant and his wife, Elaine, of Memphis, and Watt O‘Bryant and his wife, Shirley, of Grenada; one niece, Jo Brown of Cascilla; and a host of cousins.
   She was preceded in death by her parents and by two aunts, Martha Hand and Frances Bryan.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

David Alan Burns
   Private funeral services for David Alan Burns, 51, of Water Valley, will be held at a later date.
   Mr. Burns died Aug. 26, 2013.
   He was born in 1962 in New Orleans to Willie and Mary Rice Burns.
   Mr. Burns graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He later graduated from UM Law School and was a practicing attorney in North Mississippi for over 20 years. Mr. Burns was currently practicing in Water Valley and held a variety of positions in his career as city attorney, municipal court judge, and had been a volunteer coach for the Magnolia Youth League in Water Valley. He loved music and attended First Methodist Church in Water Valley.
   He is survived by his wife, Amy Thrift Burns of Water Valley; a daughter, Elise Burns of Water Valley; and two sons, Alden Burns and Jack Burns, both of Water Valley.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.

David Earl Fisk
   David Earl Fisk, 55, of Nesbit, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven. He was a retired diesel mechanic. He was born on Aug. 8, 1958, in Indianola to Clayton and Ruby Rodgers Fisk.
   Visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, from 12-2 p.m., at Garner Harper Funeral Home in Grenada. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery in Coffeeville.
   Survivors include his fiancé, Candy Poole, of Nesbit; sons, Anthony Fisk of Nesbit, Jonathan Fisk of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Casey Poole, of Nesbit; and one daughter, Angela Fisk of Oklahoma City, Okla. He is also survived by sisters, Mary Ann Martin, of Greenwood; Ester Rose, of Batesville; Bobby Ellis, of Grenada; JoAnn Bailey, of Grenada; Joyce Naramore, of Grenada; Nellie Martin of Pope; and Carolyn Hutchins of Teasdale. He is also survived by four grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Cecil Durrell Fisk, Billy Travis Fisk, William Fisk, Clayton Earl Fisk, Garry Wayne Fisk, and James Edward Fisk; and sisters Alice Faye Pettway, Martha May Austin, Ruby Katherine Fisk, and Betty Ann Pettway Byford.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home was in charge.

Ola Mae Payne Jefcoat

   Funeral services for Ola Mae Payne Jefcoat, 94, of Eupora, are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Needmore Cemetery.
   Visitation is Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Ms. Jefcoat died Sept. 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
   She was born on Dec. 16, 1918, in Tallahatchie County and was the daughter of the late Willie Harris and Carrie Kerr Harris .
   Ola Mae was employed by Golden Age Nursing Home in Greenwood as a nurses aide. She attended the Church Of God.
   Ms. Jefcoat is survived by her daughter, Doris Ann Ridemour of Nashville, Tenn.; five sons, Andrew Payne Jr. of Gore Springs, Noble Payne of Gulfport, J. B. Payne of Calhoun City, J. L. Payne of Apollo Beach, Fla., and Richard Payne of Pass Christian; 30 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
   She was proceeded in death by her parents and husband, Meek Andrew Payne Sr.; a daughter, Geneva Paynethree; three sons, James Payne, JR Payne and Reese Payne.
   Bro. Brian Wells will officiated the service with her grandsons and great-grandsons serving as pallbearers.  
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Arthine Moore Lawrence-Jordan
   Funeral services for Arthine Moore Lawrence-Jordan, 84, of Coila, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church. Burial followed in Bethel C.M.E. Church Cemetery.
   Mrs. Lawrence-Jordan died Aug. 27, 2013, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
   She was born on April 29, 1929.
   Mrs. Lawrence-Jordan was a housewife and a member of Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church. She was treasurer of the Shady Grove Burial Club, member of the Mother Board and Pastor’s Aid Ministry. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting, canning and gardening.
   She was preceded in death by her husbands, Willie Lawrence and Willie T. Jordan.
   Mrs. Lawrence-Jordan is survived by 11 daughters, Carla Lawrence of Grenada, Dorothy Pleasants-Rickett and Willie Mae Totten, both of Greenwood,  Ruby Howard of Coila, Elma Rias and Minnie Smith, both of Memphis, Fannie Fluker of Jackson, Mae Frances Person of Montgomery, Ala., Fazenda L. Swims of Collierville, Tenn., Bettie L. McGuire and Vivian Edgeworth, both of Chicago; nine sons, Eugene Lawrence, Lorinso Lawrence, Willie D. Lawrence and Eld. W.B. Jordan, all of Coila,  Darron Rias of Winona, Walter E. Lawrence Sr. of Hazelhurst, the Rev. Eddie Jordan of Abilene, Texas, the Rev. Aaron Jordan of Memphis and John Pleasants of Houston, Texas; a sister, Eula M. Phillips of Coila; and a brother, Fred Moore Sr. of Coila.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home was in charge.

William Windham
   Funeral services for William “Billy“ Windham, 86, of Grenada, are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ken Salley officiating. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery near Duck Hill. Pallbearers will be Greg Fernandez, Aaron Windham, Dudley Windham, Frank Fernandez, Lee Marlow, Kelly Durham and Steve Durham.
   Visitation is Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Billy died Sept. 1, 2013, at his home.
   He was born on Aug. 7, 1927, and was the son of the late William Thomas Windham and Betty Lee Vance Windham of Grenada.
   Billy was retired from Heatcraft where he worked on the assembly line. He was a member of Elliott Church of Christ.
   Billy is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanette Thomas Windham of Grenada; two daughters, Betty Fernandez and Angela Faye Windham, both of Grenada; two sons, Ricky Glenn Windham and Benny Thomas Windham, both of Carrollton; three sisters, Grace Williams, Ruby Windham Durham, and Essie Jo Anthony, all of Grenada; and six grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Grace Williams, Ruby Windham Durham, and Essie Jo Anthony.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

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