November 1, 2013

Arthur Bartlett Bristow
   Dr. Arthur Bartlett “Bart” Bristow, 63, of Grenada passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at The University of Mississippi Medical Center-Grenada (UMMC-Grenada).
   He was born on Sept. 25, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo., to Dr. George Benjamin Bristow and Evelyn Edna Voorhies Bristow.  He grew up in Osceola, Iowa, attended Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Mo., and The University of Missouri. He completed his studies at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. He was the former chief of staff at Grenada Lake Medical Center, and most recently was the Director of Radiology, and staff physician at the Wound Care Center, UMMC-Grenada.
   Dr. Bristow was the founder of the Grenada chapter of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. He was also a former reserve officer for the Grenada Police Dept. and the Grenada County Sheriff’s Dept.
   A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church.   Visitation will be held at the church prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
   Survivors include his wife, Lyn Powell Bristow of Grenada; his mother, Evelyn V. Bristow of West Des Moines, Iowa; his daughters, Brittney Murray-Bristow, of Schaumburg, Ill., and Taverly Ane Mitchell, of Jackson, Tenn. He is also survived by a brother, Bradley V. Bristow (Carol) of Urbandale, Iowa.
   He was preceded in death by his father.
   The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, c/o P.O. Box 400, Grenada, MS 38902.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge.

Frank Tipton Farve     
   Funeral services for Frank Tipton Farve, 49, of Grenada, were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Elliott Baptist Church. Burial will be held Friday, Nov. 1, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Greenville, Miss.
   Mr. Farve died Oct. 26, 2013, due to cardio-pulmonary failure.
   He was born in Greenville on April 24, 1964, and was the son of the late Randolph P. Farve and Jean R. Farve.
   Mr. Farve graduate from Greenville Christian School in 1982. He was a skilled mechanic and worked as a bus driver for the Grenada Public School District. He was always willing to advise on how to repair vehicles or to just repair the vehicle himself with no thought of anything in return. As he often like to say, “Just an old sinner saved by grace.” Mr. Farve was an active member of Elliott Baptist Church for 11 years. He taught Sunday school, was a youth committee member, a hurricane relief team member, men’s prayer breakfast coordinator, and cook. He drove the bus for youth activities, sang in the choir and worked on the landscaping team.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wesley Farve of Louisana.
   Surviving Mr. Farve are his daughter, Kaitlyn Farve; son, Phillip Farve; his sister, Bonnita Heddrick; three brothers, Roy Farve, Randolph Farve Jr. and Mickey Rice; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Tolly I. Flatt Jr.

   Funeral services for Tolly I. Flatt Jr., 70, of Kilmichael, formerly of Cabot, Ark., were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Cabot. Burial followed in the Sixteenth Section Cemetery in Lonoke County, Ark.
   Mr. Flatt died Oct. 27, 2013, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson of heart failure.
   He was a retired financial consultant and mobile home financier and a Baptist. He was an avid outdoorsman and gardener.   
   Mr. Flatt was preceded in death by his parents, Tolly I. Flatt and Lucille Sanders Flatt; and his step-mother, Alene Flatt.
   He is survived by his wife, Bertie Flatt of Kilmichael; a daughter, Leigh DeNoon of Kilmichael; two sons, Todd Flatt of Kilmichael and Stephen Flatt of South Riding, Va.; a sister, Sharon Kaye Crawford of Missouri; and seven grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Standing in the Gap, c/o Kilmichael Baptist Church, P. O. Box 142, Kilmichael, MS 39747.
   An online guestbook is available at
   Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

Wendy Lynn Bailey Golding
   Funeral services for Wendy Lynn Bailey Golding, 39, of Grenada, are at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at National Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Bruce City Cemetery in Bruce.
   Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada.
   Wendy died Oct. 26, 2013, at her home.
   She was born on Aug. 27, 1974, and was the daughter of Wilton Bailey Jr. and Barbara Massey Bailey of Grenada.
   Wendy was employed by Lakeway Sporting Goods as a secretary. She was a graduate of Kirk Academy. Wendy was a Baptist.
   She is survived by a son, Warren Gage Golding of Grenada; her mother, Barbara  Bailey of Grenada; a sister, Cindy Ashmore of Grenada; and one step-brother, Jason Bailey of Southaven.
   Wendy was preceded in death by her father, Wilton Bailey Jr.; one sister, Tracy Bailey; her grandparents, Guy and Opal Massey; and one step-brother, Chad Bailey.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Calvin Lee Golliday
   Funeral services for Calvin Lee Golliday, 56, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at New Life Christian Fellowship Church. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Holcomb.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
   Mr. Golliday died Oct. 23, 2013, at Greenwood-Leflore County Hospital of lung cancer.
   He was born on Jan. 13, 1957, and was the son of the late Ruby Golliday and James Monroe Crowder.
   Mr. Golliday worked at Memphis Hardwood for many years and later worked at Grenada Stamping until he became ill. He was a member of the Grenada High School Class of 1975.
   Surviving Mr. Golliday are his wife, Mary “Jo” Luese McCaskill Golliday of Grenada; daughter, Eula Bibbs Nevitt of Grenada; four step-daughters, Mandy McCaskill, Misty McCaskill, and Ashley McCaskill, all of Grenada, Glennie Bibbs of Carrollton, Ga.; three sons, Ervin Westbrooke, Charles Westbrooke and Cornelle Golliday; three step-sons, Carvelle Moore, Thomas Moore and Tim Westbrook; 21 grandchildren.
   Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary Lou Stegall Haltom
   Funeral services for Mary Lou Stegall Haltom, 78, of Grenada, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Oakland Baptist Church. Burial was at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Ebenezer Cemetery in Malesus, Tenn.
   Visitation was Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at Oakland Baptist Church.
   Mrs. Haltom died Oct. 28, 2013, at The University of Mississippi Medical Center-Grenada (UMMC-Grenada).
   She was born on Nov. 6, 1934, and was the daughter of  William David Stegall Sr. and Jettie Smith Stegall of Jackson, Tenn.
   Mrs. Haltom was employed by Delta Medical Center as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church and  the adult Bible class.  
   She is survived by her mother, Jettie Stegall of Kernersville, N.C.; one daughter, Patricia Ann Hood (Jimmy) of Grenada; two sons, Joseph Bartley “Bart” Haltom Jr. of Grenada and Russell Lee “Rusty” Haltom of Collierville, Tenn.; four sisters, Donna Sue Foster of Largo, Fla., Annabelle Drzycimski of Milton, Fla., Brenda Stegall of Memphis, and  Jan Nunn of Kernersville; one brother, Richard Stegall of Germantown, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Liles, Kathy Jones, Melissa Stokes, Joey Haltom, Nathan Haltom, Emma Grace Haltom, and  Kelsey Haltom; and five great-grandchildren, Lanie Ruth Liles, McKayla Jones, Kacyn Grace Jones, Brooke Ann Stokes, and Amelia Haltom.
   Mrs. Haltom was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph B. Haltom Sr.; a son, Brad Haltom; her father, William David Stegall Sr.; a sister, Nan Waterman; and three brothers, Bill, Tommy, and Jack Stegall.  
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Betty Joan Milam Morgan

   Funeral services for Betty Joan Milam Morgan, 82, of Biloxi, native of Carrollton, were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Carrollton U.M. Church. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.

   Mrs. Morgan died Oct. 27, 2013, at Biloxi Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
   She graduated from Greenwood High School and then attended Sullins College in Bristol, Va., where she majored in dance. Before attending Mississippi State University to major in education, she was employed by the ASCS and later became a social worker for the Carroll County Welfare Department. After earning a bachelor’s degree with honors and a master’s degree from Mississippi State, she taught at Pillow Academy, Marshall Elementary School, and Carroll Academy. She was also inducted into Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary society for educators. She was an accomplished organist and pianist and was the musician for the Carrollton Presbyterian Church for several years and was often called upon to play for programs and special events in the area. After joining Carrollton U.M. Church, she taught Sunday school and served on various committees. In addition, Betty was a skilled floral designer and was a lifetime member and past president of the Cherokee Rose Garden Club. She also belonged to Carrollton bridge clubs. She was a member of the Evergreen Cemetery Association and had been an alderman for the Town of Carrollton, as well as a commissioner for the Mississippi Regional Mental Health Board.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Dora and Will Neill; her husband, Jack Turner Morgan; and a sister, Marjorie Milam Webb.
   Mrs. Morgan is survived by three daughters, Mary Ellen Morgan of Ocean Springs, Susan Morgan Geissler of Brandon, and Maida Morgan of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Josephine Neill-Browning of North Carrollton; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carrollton U.M. Church, the Evergreen Cemetery Association or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
   An online guestbook is available at
   Wilson and Knight Funeral Home was in charge.

Clara Ophelia Clark Roach
   Funeral services for Clara Ophelia Clark Roach, 75, of Grenada, were at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Grace Methodist Church in Grenada. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery at Paynes, Miss.
   Visitation was Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Grace Methodist Church.
   Mrs. Roach died Oct. 28, 2013, at Grace Health and Rehab.
   She was born on Dec. 16, 1937, and was the daughter of the late Gip Clark and Verena Tate Clark of Tallahatchie County.
   Mrs. Roach was retired from Pennaco where she worked as a stockroom clerk. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church, where she had served as the church secretary. She had also served as VFW secretary and was a member of the VFW ladies auxiliary.
She  is survived by her husband, Billy J. Roach of Grenada; one daughter, Jan Hitt of Meridian; five sons, Dennis Holley, Jeff Holley, Ken Holley, Calvin Roach, and Kelley Roach, all of Grenada; two sisters, Mary Ruth Tucker of Brandon and Dora Sue Ferrell of Hattiesburg; three brothers, Lacy Booth Clark of Sumner, Miss., Billy “Gip” Clark of Columbus, Miss., and Hugh Clark of Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
   Mrs. Roach was preceded in death by one son, Hubert Holley; and one grandson, Stephen Holley.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

J. C. Winters
   Funeral services for J. C. Winters, 86, of Water Valley, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
   Mr. Winters died Oct. 27, 2013, at his home.
   He was born on June 18, 1927, in Big Creek, Miss., to the late Homer and Della Vanlandingham Winters.
   During the 1950’s, he moved to Water Valley and worked in Yalobusha County Beat Three as a heavy equipment operator. In addition, he worked part time as a heavy equipment operator during the development of George Cossar State Park. He served as a Yalobusha County Deputy Sheriff from 1964 until 1968, then retired as the transportation director for the Water Valley School System after 33 years of service. Mr. Winters was a deacon and a member of Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church, a member of the Pisgah Hunting Club and a former member of the Tri-Lakes Saddle Club. He enjoyed bird hunting, deer hunting and raising Yalobusha County watermelons.
   In addition to his parents, Mr. Winters was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Winters.
   He is survived by a daughter, Linda Maynor of Water Valley; two sisters, Oline Willis of Killen, Ala., and Nell Harmon Fowler of Brandon; a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church.
   Seven Oaks was in charge.

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