Billie Stribling Cox, Freida Geane Thompson Page, Jeffie Bolden Reeves, Sondra Ann Ross

Billie Stribling Cox

Mrs. Billie Stribling Cox, 85, of Grenada, passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at Grenada Health and Rehab.
She was born Feb. 4, 1932, in Bruce to Ben and Edith Schiele Stribling.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 3, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada with the Rev. Barry Worrell officiating. Interment was in the Pittsboro Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter Doylene Lindsey and her husband Freddie of Grenada; one brother Donald Stribling of Tennessee; two grandchildren, Jacob Lindsey and his wife Beth of Jackson and Amanda Snell and her husband Allen of Grenada; five great-grandchildren, Eli Black, Dylan Black, Camerann Snell, Cade Snell and Charley Lindsey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clovis Cox; one sister Etoile Doak and two brothers, Vick and Jimmy Stribling.
Pallbearers were Randy Kirk, Freddie Lindsey, Jacob Lindsey, Jake McKenzie, Ronnie Patterson and Richard Stribling.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service, 662-307-2694.

Freida Geane Thompson Page

(Aug. 21, 1944 – Feb. 4, 2018) Funeral services for Mrs. Freida Geane Thompson Page of Kosciusko are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Winona Church of God with burial following in the Longview Cemetery in Carroll County.
The Rev. Eddie Dodd, assisted by the Rev. Saxton Odom and the Rev. Chris Owensby, will officiate the service.
Pallbearers are Matthew Deason, Chris Huffman, Ryan Page, Steven Page Jr., Thomas Page, Michael Tompkins and Blake Harbin.
Visitation is Monday, Feb. 5, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Winona Church of God.
Mrs. Page, 73, died at Grenada Living Center in Grenada on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. She was born in Greenwood on Aug. 21, 1944, and was the daughter of the late Jimmie Zell Bennett Stone and the late John Francis Randal Thompson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Winona Church of God. Mrs. Page loved being outside and kept a beautiful yard. She was devoted to her family.
Mrs. Page is survived by her husband of 55 years Bobby Gene Page of Kosciusko; two daughters, Theresa Blanton (Darrell) of Grenada and Jamie Huffman (Keith) of Winona; two sons, Steven Page of Poplarville and Mark Page (Tina) of McAlester, Okla.; two sisters, Patsy Stone of Texas and and Kay Young of Kosciusko; one brother Ronnie Stone of Greenwood; 13 grandchildren, Matthew Deason, Lauren Harbin, Ashley Page, Christopher Huffman, Courtney Tompkins, Amy Page, Steven Page Jr., Brittany Page, Thomas,Page, Paige Blackstock, Ryan Page, Tiffanie Page and William Crenshaw; 18 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi, 232 Market Street, 2nd Floor, Flowood, MS 39232; or online at
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona ( is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeffie Bolden Reeves

Funeral services for Jeffie Bolden Reeves were Saturday, Jan. 20, at Pine Grove East Missionary Baptist Church in Water Valley. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Reeves, 76, of Grenada, formerly of Water Valley, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at her residence.
Mrs. Reeves was born on April 19, 1941, to Sallie (Morgan) Bolden and William McKinley Bolden of Water Valley in the Pine Grove Community. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John L. Reeves; two brothers, Joe L. Morgan, and William Bolden Jr.; three sisters, Annie M. Starks, Ona Bolden Crawford and Edna Bolden Ellis.
She confessed a hope in Christ at the age of 13 at Pine Grove East Baptist Church under the guidance of the Rev. Ezra Mead and remained a member there until her death. She attended various other churches in Grenada when she was unable to be at Pine Grove.
Jeffie grew up in Water Valley and completed all of her pre-college education there. She continued her education by attending two higher institutions of learning, Prentiss Jr. College in Prentiss and Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.
She worked for the Tallahatchie County School System, Grenada County School System and the Yalobusha County School System for over 20 years combined, and she was also a pre-school teacher for a number of years.
Jeffie moved to Grenada after marriage to John L. Reeves, spending the remainder of her life there. She had no children, but raised a beloved nephew.
She leaves to cherish her memory her nephew (son) Orlando S. Bolden (friend Catherine Snow) of West; a great-niece (granddaughter) Ambra S. Bolden of Grenada; two brothers, Herron Bolden (friend Bertha Towns) and Ned Bolden, both of Water Valley; three sisters, Erma K. Hall of Bruce, Lillion Holmes of Water Valley, Helon (Gordon) Spencer of Wichita, Kan.; two step-daughters, Dorothy J. Powell of Chicago, Johnnie (Jerry) Williams of Grenada; special friend Cartresha Bolden; one goddaughter Gayle Daniels of St. Louis; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home of Grenada was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at

Sondra Ann Ross

Sondra Ann Ross, 59, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Methodist Central Hospital, Memphis.
Services were Sunday at Stonefield Church of God, Cascilla. Interment was in Magnolia Garden Cemetery in the Paynes Community.
Mrs. Ross, a member of Stonefield Church of God, was a retired beautician and had served as a supervisor of Tallahatchie County. She was a great mother and an outdoors person.
Survivors include her mother Dot Hamblin (Larry) Cole of Charleston; her three sons, Joey (Maegan) Wall of Batesville, Jim Wall of Charleston, Clark (Maegan) Wall of Batesville; her brother Larry Gene (Lauren) Cole of Enid; her grandchildren, Matthew Wall, Madison Wall,  Joe Wall Jr., Colton Wall, Joley-Anna Wall and Lucy-Claire Wall, all of Batesville; Eric Wall of Los Angeles, Connor Wall of Grenada; one great-grandchild, Mabry Hoop of Grenada.
She was preceded in death by her father Buddy Ross and two brothers, Little Buddy Ross and Eric Ross.
The family requests for memorial contributions Beacon House of Boston, Mass., as well the American Cancer Society Brain Cancer division.
Newsom Funeral Home was in charge, 662-647-2726.