November 15, 2013

Justin Wayne Burney
   Funeral services for Justin Wayne Burney, 26, of Coffeeville,  were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Jumper’s Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery in Water Valley.
   Mr. Burney died Nov. 10, 2013, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
   He was born on Jan. 13, 1987, in Hattiesburg, to Keith Aaron and Darlene Hardy Burney.
   Mr. Burney was a member of First Assembly of God Church. He loved music and playing his guitar. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf and video games, woodworking and spending time with his family and friends, especially his beloved dog, Boston.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bobby Gene Burney; and his grandparents, Billy Jack and Ann Hardy.
   Mr. Burney is survived by his parents, Keith and Darlene Burney of Coffeeville; his grandmother, Joyce Burney of Coffeeville; his brother, Jeremy Burney of Benton, La.; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
   Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge.

Carol L. Gary
   Funeral services for Carol L. Gary, 43, of Oxford, native of Coffeeville, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Water Valley Civic Auditorium. Burial will follow in Rocky Mountain Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Eddie Robinson Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Gary died Nov. 8, 2013, in Oxford.
   She was born on Dec. 7, 1969.
   Mrs. Gary was the principal of Water Valley Elementary School.
   She is survived by her husband, Patrick Gary Sr.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Patrick Earl Gary Jr.

   Funeral services for Patrick Earl Gary Jr., 13, of Oxford, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Water Valley Civic Auditorium. Burial will follow in Rocky Mountain Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Eddie Robinson Funeral Home.
   Patrick died Nov. 8, 2013, in Oxford.
   He is survived by his father, Patrick Gary Sr.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Vanard Jolliff
   Funeral services for Vanard Jolliff, 46, of Grenada, native of Duck Hill, were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Church of the Nazarene. Burial followed in Central Hill Cemetery in Duck Hill.
   Mr. Jolliff died Nov. 1, 2013, at his home.
   He was born on July 29, 1966, to John and Frankie Jolliff.
   Mr. Jolliff was a disabled trucker, a Methodist and a member of the class of 1986.
   Surviving Mr. Jolliff are his sister, Dervie Robinson of Winona; five brothers, Robert McChristion of Columbus, Melvin Jolliff of Paris, Texas, George Jolliff of Jackson, Miss., John Will Jolliff and James Jolliff of Grenada.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home was in charge.

Grover Cleveland McAnally

   Grover Cleveland “G.C.” McAnally, 88, of Grenada, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Greenwood.  
   He was born on Dec. 11, 1924, in Tishomingo County to Kelly and Mae Millsaps McAnally. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the Presidential Guard Unit at Camp David and Warm Springs, Ga., for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was a deacon, a greeter and also a Sunday School office worker at Duck Hill Baptist Church. He served as a volunteer with the Duck Hill Fire Dept. He enjoyed gardening, gospel music, and the group discussions and fellowship at Duck Hill Hardware.
   Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 15, at Garner Harper Funeral Home from noon to 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Duck Hill Cemetery.
   Survivors include his sons, Dennis McAnally (Tammy) of Denham Springs, La., Donald McAnally (Michelle) of Collierville, Tenn., and David McAnally, of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Elmira Clark of Grenada and Ola Mae Mitchell and Brenda Vance, both of Duck Hill; three grandchildren, Allison McAnally, Neal McAnally and Spencer McAnally; and one great-grandson, Easton McAnally. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his many friends and the staff at Providence Assisted Living Center in Grenada.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 59 years, Peggy Ransom McAnally; brothers, Hurl McAnally, Lurl McAnally, Moline McAnally, and Billy K. McAnally; and a sister, Mavorine McAnally Bruce.
   The family requests that memorials be made to Duck Hill Baptist Church, 301 Main St., Duck Hill, MS 38925.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge.

Earl Roger McNeil
   Funeral services for Earl Roger “Frog” McNeil, 58, of Grenada, native of Duck Hill, are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Wilkins Chapel Baptist Church in Duck Hill. Burial will follow in the  church cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Eddie Robinson Funeral Home.
   Mr. McNeil died Nov. 8, 2013, at his home of cancer.
   He was born on Feb. 11, 1955.
   Mr. McNeil worked at Wood Group Production in Louisiana. He was a member of Wilkins Chapel Baptist Church and the Male Club. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and being with his friends.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Dorris Jenette Whitsell Montgomery

   Funeral services for Dorris Jenette Whitsell Montgomery, 65, of Holcomb, are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Grenada Church of God. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery at Holcomb.
   Visitation is Saturday from  noon to 2 p.m. at Grenada Church of God.
   Mrs. Montgomery died Nov. 14, 2013, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven.
   She was born on April 30, 1948, and was the daughter of the late Sam George Whitsell and Clemmie Dell Welch Whitsell of  Tunica County.
   Mrs. Montgomery was  retired from GLMC where she worked as a LPN-II. She was a member of Grenada Church of God.  
   She is survived by her husband, Robert Montgomery of Holcomb; three daughters, Dell (Chad) Kirk of Holcomb, Cheryl Darling of Arizona, and Patty (Roland) Galvan of Holcomb; two brothers, Hoyt (Sendel) Whitsell of Holcomb and Jim Whitsell of Grenada; six grandchildren, Tony Darling, Robby Darling, Corey Galvan, Casey Galvan, Robin Galvin, and Caitlyn Kirk; a great-grandchild, Lyric Galvan.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Sherrill Colbert Petty
   Sherrill Colbert Petty passed away Nov. 13, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family from complications of a 40 year courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.
   Born June 14, 1944, in Greenwood, Miss., to Cliff and Mary Ruth Colbert, Sherrill was the oldest of four daughters and a graduate of Greenwood High School and Mississippi State College for Women. She married her high school sweetheart, Ralph Petty, in August 1966, and they made their home in Gulfport, where Sherrill taught home economics for the first few years of their marriage. Sherrill and Ralph moved to Grenada in 1968 where they started their family. Sherrill would later teach fifth grade at Kirk Academy and work with her father and husband in the family automobile dealership.  
   She is survived by her husband, Ralph, two daughters, Stephanie Petty Ball (Brian) of Brandon and Catherine Petty Hathcock (Chris) of Grenada; five grandchildren, Hunter and Haley Ball; Colbert, Carter, and Carson Hathcock, her mother, Mary Ruth Jones Colbert, three sisters, Dianne Stovall of Vail, Colo.; Cindy Kinnison of Cleveland, Miss., Janine Hutchinson of Madison, Miss. She was preceded in death by her father, Cliff Colbert.
    For four decades, Sherrill bore her cross with faith, courage, and a positive attitude. “Because He Lives” became Sherrill’s inspiration in 1974 when she first began her courageous battle against MS. Never one to say “Why me Lord?” but always giving God the glory and honor for her salvation, her blessings and her joy. She never faltered in her faith and thanksgiving for the healing that she knew would occur in his time. Thankful for whatever cross she was to bear; thankful in every situation.  Thankful to be a Child of God and proclaim her belief in Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior.
   Sherrill exhibited bravery beyond comparison. Each day of her life was a new challenge. She was a helpmate to Ralph and a very involved mother and grandmother. She was always a contributor, not a taker in whatever she was involved with, such as First Baptist Church, Grenada Junior Auxiliary, Grenada Garden Club, and Community Bible Study.
   Her greatest joy was being able to hold and rock her five beautiful grandchildren. She declared God’s goodness and mercy in allowing her these small pleasures in life. Sherrill was a wife and mother whose loving, devoted spouse and children called her blessed, humble, honorable, and independent. A friend who was always positive, encouraging, trustworthy and loyal, full of love, goodness, grace and dignity. To have known her a little was a delight; to have known her well, a treasure beyond reckoning. And now, a loss beyond measure.
   Visitation and celebration of life service will be held at First Baptist Church, Grenada. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Services will be Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at 11 am, followed by a graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
   The family has requested in lieu of flowers that memorials be sent to First Baptist Church, 450 Faith Dr., Grenada, MS 38901.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge.

Clara M. Smith

   Funeral services for Clara M. Smith, 92, of Coffeeville, are at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Mt. Moriah District Association Building. Burial will follow in Coffeeville City Cemetery.
   Visitation is Friday from 10 a.m. until service time.
   Mrs. Smith died Nov. 8, 2013, in Coffeeville of pancreatic cancer.
   She was born on May 20, 1921.
   Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of Smith Chapel M.B. Church, the Yalobusha County Extension Service and the Smith Chapel Homemakers Club. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crafting and quilting.
   She is survived by five daughters, Dorothy Kee of Coffeeville, Aubrey Washington of St. Rose, La., Lillian Wilson and Clara Rankins, both of Kenner, La., and Vickie Cosby of Bogart, Ga.; and two sons, Clemmie Smith Jr. of Crosby, Texas, and Donald Smith of Natchez.
   Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

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