December 5, 2013

Lena Mae Pickle Dowdle
   Funeral services for Lena Mae Pickle Dowdle, 70, of Grenada, are at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at the National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Brian Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grenada.
   Visitation is Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at 5 p.m. at National Funeral Home.  
   Lena died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Grenada.
   Lena was born on Oct. 18, 1943, and was the daughter of the late Connie Lee Pickle and Winnie Lee Smith Pickle of Grenada.
   Lena was employed by Pennaco Hosiery Mill for over 40 years where she worked in Quality Assurance.  She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.  
   Mrs. Dowdle is survived by her husband of 54 years, Samuel L. Dowdle of Grenada; one daughter, Brenda Dowdle Mooneyham and her husband, Joe, of Grenada; two sons, Sam Dowdle and his wife, Tracie, of Grenada and John Dowdle of Grenada; two sisters, Bernie Newman of Laurel and Paula Prewitt of Grenada; two brothers, J. W. Pickle of Grenada, and Larry Pickle of Grenada; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.
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   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Larry Wade Johnson
   A private family graveside service for Larry Wade Johnson, 56, of Tupelo, was held Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Chapel Hill Methodist Church Cemetery in Grenada County.
Larry died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Grenada.
   He was born on Sept. 12, 1957, and was the son of Walter Glen Johnson and Rose Marie Price Johnson of Tallahassee, Fla.
   Larry was employed by Celerit Solutions as a systems programming manager. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Gore Springs. Larry enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
   Larry was preceded in death by his father, Walter Glen Johnson.
   Larry is survived by his wife, Patty Bramlett Johnson of Tupelo; two daughters, Allison Johnson Dye and her husband, Chris, of Hernando and Jessica Claire Johnson of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Susan Horton of Montgomery, Ala.; his mother, Rose Marie Johnson, also of Montgomery, Ala; one niece and one nephew, Natalie Taylor of Wetumpka, Ala., and Chad Horton of Flat Rock, Ala.
   There was a celebration of life for Larry at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Gore Springs Community Center.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chapel Hill Church Cemetery or National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
   On-line condolences may be made at
   National Funeral Home was in charge.

Adelphia Chiocco Marascalco
   Adelphia Chiocco Marascalco, 86, passed away peacefully at her residence in Holcomb, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. She was born May 4, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Domniqua and Jemia Chiocco. She was a member of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church and also a member of the former Ladies Sodality Women’s Group of the church. She was a housewife and beloved mother of eight children.
   Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Garner Harper Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Rosary prayer service will be at 7 p.m in the funeral home chapel. Funeral service will be Saturday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m., at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with Father Martin Ruane officiating.
   She is survived by a son, Louis Marascalco Jr. (Lynne) of Grenada; and six daughters, Annette Smith (Jimmy) of Greenwood, Jamie Pritchard of Grenada, Mary Staten (Bob) of Grenada, Josephine Thornton of Holcomb, Margaret Edwards (Donald) of Holcomb, and Patricia Shankle (Jeff) of Grenada. She was blessed to have 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis Marascalco Sr.; infant daughter, Suzanna Marascalco; infant granddaughter, Memorie Edwards; and infant great-granddaughter, Sophia Grace Staten.
   Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Louis Marascalco III, Lance Smith, Joe Pritchard, Robby Staten, Greg Staten, Michael Harbour, Tanner Thornton, and Christopher Edwards.
   The family requests that memorials be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 320 College Blvd., Grenada, MS 38901.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge.

Helen Moss Parks
   Helen Moss Parks, 89, of Grenada, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Grace Health and Rehab Center in Grenada.  
   She was born March 20, 1924, in Bolivar, Tenn., to Oscar and Elizabeth Harris Moss. She was a retired school teacher and church organist. She graduated with honors from Union University, in Tennessee, where she was president of her Chi Omega Chapter.
   A graveside service will be held Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada with Rev. Morgan Parks officiating.
   She is survived by her son, Sherrill Parks Jr. of Grenada; her daughter, Jane Parks of Memphis; and her granddaughter, Paige Parks of Oxford.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sherrill Parks; and a son, Ed Parks.
   In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
   Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge.

Fred Hill Vance
   Funeral services for Fred Hill Vance, 83, of Grenada, were at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada.  Bro. Brent Barker, Bro. Barry Worrell and Bro. J.C. Provine officiated the service. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada. Pallbearers were Brandon Vance, Jason Provine, Haley Easley, Warren Toombs, Keith Bodet, and Brent Long.  Honorary pallbearers were Don Mayhan, Odom Mayhan, Charles Caffey, and John Newman.
   Visitation was Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
   Fred died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at his home.
   He was born on March 24, 1930, and was the son of the late Tom Fox Vance and Madie Carpenter Vance of Carroll County, Miss.
   Fred was employed as a wholesale meat distribution sales representative.  He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  Fred was also a lifetime member of VFW Post 4488, served as Treasure of the DAV, was a past member of the Civitan Club, and was past Sunday School Superintendent at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
   Mr. Vance is survived by his wife, Barbara Cooper “Bobbie” Vance of Grenada; four daughters, Sherry Vance Provine of Grenada, Freida Vance Easley of Cleveland, Ginger Vance Toombs of Grenada, and Wanda Costilow Sparks of Grenada; one son, Fred Hill Vance Jr. of Grenada; six grandchildren, Jason Craig Provine, Barbara Provine Barton, Candice Corbett Fioranelli, Brandon Hill Vance, Anna Grace Toombs, Candice Wilkins, Michelle Whiteside, Haley Easley, Sam Easley, and Seth Sparks; seven great-grandchildren, Savannah Provine, Cohen Barton, Camden Barton, Hudson Williams, Mimi Easley, Haley Easley, and Ella Vance; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, 245 Meadowbrook Road, Grenada, MS 38901.
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   National Funeral Home was in charge.

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