Nita Hardin Dyer, Debra Lamb, Willie Mae Cohea Milam, James Edward ‘Boo’ Morgan, Freida Geane Thompson Page, Danny Thorpe, Callie James Vance

Nita Hardin Dyer

Mrs. Nita Hardin Dyer, 85, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at OCH Regional Hospital in Starkville.
She was born on Oct. 27, 1932, in Calhoun County to Charles Mitchell Hardin and Mabel Claire Compere. She was married to the late Dr. John D. Dyer for 40 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Houston where she served as organist/pianist. She also was former director of Children’s and Youth Choirs and the former director of the handbell choirs. She was an avid gardener and took great pride in her yard.
Services will be Friday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m., at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Rex Wilburn officiating.
Burial will follow at Houston City Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughters, Amelia Leigh Dyer of Grenada, Susan (Joe) Bates of Pheba; her son Ed (Amanda) Dyer of Atlanta, Ga., her brothers, Charles (Sammie) Hardin, Jimmy (Robbie) Hardin and Mike (Betty) Hardin, all of Calhoun City; and her grandchildren, Ashley (A.J.) Kartel and John Walker Dyer, one great-grandchild, Bella Claire Kartel all of Atlanta; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Dyer is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, who died June 9, 1998.
Visitation will be Friday from 9-11 at Houston Funeral Home in Houston.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blue Mountain College, 201 W Main St., Blue Mountain, MS 38610; Holmes Community College, 1 Hill St., Goodman, MS 39079 and The American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Houston Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.
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Debra Lamb

Tupelo – Debra Lamb, 64, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 27, 1953, in Monroe, La., to Benjamin and Miriam Fonville. She grew up in Alexandria and lived in Grenada for many years. Mrs. Lamb was a medical clerk at Grenada Lake Medical Center. She attended All Saints Episcopal Church, and she loved sewing.
Services were Thursday, Feb. 8, at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tim Brown officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years Bob Lamb of Tupelo; two daughters, Marsha McNail (Brian) of Columbia and Regina Aucoin (Chris) of Luling, La.; two sisters, Joyce Preston (Robert) of Pineville, La., and Ellen Latsch of Lakeville, Minn.; two brothers, Louis Fonville of Pineville, La., and Steve Fonville (Pam) of Alexandria, La.; five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Honorary pallbearers were Scott Preston, Robbie Preston, Chris Fonville, Mike Fonville, Michael Latsch, Joe Fonville and John Fonville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
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Lee Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Willie Mae Cohea Milam

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mae Cohea Milam of Winona were Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Winona Garden of Memory.
Mrs. Milam, 95, died at Winona Manor in Winona on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. She was born in Calhoun County on April 23, 1922, to Adley and Lula Powell Cohea. Mrs. Milam was a retired retail employee of Fred’s Discount Store and also ran a Clarion Ledger paper route for over 20 years. She was devoted to her family and always put them first. In her spare time, she enjoyed embroidery.
Mrs. Milam was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Keith Tansil Milam; daughter Dorothy Louise Hickman Read and her siblings, Talford Cohea, Lorene Cohea Jones, Lima Cohea Higginbottom, Adley Cohea Jr. and Katie Lou Cohea.
Survivors include her daughter Lula Milam Randle of Winona; five grandchilden and numerous great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 408, Winona, MS 38967.
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Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.

James Edward Morgan

James Edward “Boo” Morgan, 81 passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Grenada Living Center.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1936, in Grenada County to Gus and Hazel Jones Morgan. He was a carpenter until he retired, was an avid outdoorsman, loved to hunt whether deer, squirrel, quail or raccoon, but was probably best at crappie fishing. Anyone who knew him most likely had a “Boo” story.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Elliott Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada. Visitation will be Friday 5-7 p.m. at McKibben and Guinn and one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years Margie Robinson Morgan; two daughters, Debbie Houston and her husband Ronnie of Carrollton, Janice Fowler of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Lee Houston (Jenifer), Lindsey Pierce (Ramon), Todd Fowler (Melissa), Eric Fowler (Katie); six great-grandchildren, Tanner, Jace, Maverick, Maggie, Jenilee and Emily; one brother Lewis Morgan of Elliott and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Billy Morgan and Gus Morgan Jr.; two sisters Mary Elizabeth Nail and Sadie Birdsong, and great-granddaughter Lila Rayne Fowler.
Pallbearers will be Mike Staten, Lee Hankins, Al Hankins, Mike Woods, Charles Norris and Keith McGee. Honorary pallbearers are Ben McElwrath, Lewis Putman, Hayes Branscome, Norbert Morgan, Devo Lancaster and Earl Robinson.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, 662-307-2694.

Freida Geane Thompson Page

(Aug. 21, 1944 – Feb. 4, 2018) Funeral services for Mrs. Freida Geane Thompson Page of Kosciusko were Tuesday at the Winona Church of God with burial in the Longview Cemetery in Carroll County.
The Rev. Eddie Dodd, assisted by the Rev. Saxton Odom and the Rev. Chris Owensby, officiated the service. Pallbearers were Matthew Deason, Chris Huffman, Ryan Page, Steven Page Jr., Thomas Page, Michael Tompkins and Blake Harbin.
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. Mrs. Page was a homemaker and a member of the Winona Church of God. She loved being outside and kept a beautiful yard. Mrs. Page was devoted to her family.
Survivors include 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; and 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
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona handled the arrangements.

Danny Thorpe

Danny Thorpe of Grenada died Feb. 8, 2018, in Ridgeland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada is in charge.

Callie James Vance

Funeral services for Callie James Vance, 79, of Holcomb, are at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Smith Cemetery at Rosebloom.
Visitation is Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Mortimer National Funeral Home.
Mrs. Vance died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at her home.
She was born on June 21, 1938, in Lafayette County and was the daughter of the late George Calvin James and Mattie Davis James.
Callie was formerly employed by Irvin Industry as an assembly line worker. She was a member Holcomb Baptist Church and the Cancer Support Group of Grenada.
Mrs. Vance was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William Gilbert Vance; one sister Dulcie James Goodwin; and two brothers, Lyndon Reid James and George William James.
She is survived by three daughters, Donna Gentry (Kent) of Water Valley, Mary Hester (Jimmy) of Grenada, and Lottie Leigh Dill (Jacob) of Holcomb; one son William Calvin “Bud” Vance (Lovell) of Holcomb; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Holcomb Baptist Church in Holcomb.
Online condolences may be made on the website at
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.