Grace C. Carpenter; Louis H. Breeland; James R. Forbes; Caroline Grant Kunefke; Milton Henry Rose; O.C. Taylor; Betty H. Tribble, Patsy H. Wilsob

Grace Costilow Carpenter

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Costilow Pullen Carpenter of Winona were Wednesday in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the New Hope Methodist Cemetery near Winona.
The Rev. John L. Walker officiated the services.
Mrs. Carpenter, 88, died on March 24, 2018, at Winona Manor in Winona, where she had resided for the last several years. She was born in Winona on Nov. 18, 1929, to Willie and Elouise Blaylock Costilow and lived all her life in Winona. She was a homemaker and a former employee of McGregor Manufacturing and also operated a grocery store. Mrs. Carpenter was a member of First Baptist Church in Winona, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Carpenter was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Pullen; daughters, Patricia Pullen Bartlett and Beverly Pullen Castle; son Lee Pullen; sister Betty Costilow McCrary and brother Billy Costilow.
Mrs. Carpenter is survived by her sons, Buddy Pullen (Peggy) of Marietta, Ga., and Nathan Pullen of Water Valley; sister Jeanette Costilow Pyron of Winona; brother Jimmy Costilow of Winona; five grandsons, Michael Castle (Ashley), Jason Castle, Zac Castle (Olivia), Scott Pullen, and Brian Pullen (Elissa) and many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Pallbearers were Michael Castle, Jason Castle, Zac Castle, Scott Pullen, Brian Pullen, Michael Castle III and Cole Castle. Honorary pallbearers were Wyatt Castle and Owen Pullen.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 408, Winona, MS 38967; or to the New Hope Cemetery Fund, 504 Jones Street, Winona, MS 38967.
An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at

Louis H. Breeland

GREENWOOD – Louis H. Breeland, 84, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, at Greenwood Funeral Home with interment in Tylertown at a later date. The Rev. Bernard Wiggins will officiate. Visitation is from 9-11 a.m. Friday.
Louis was a native of Tylertown and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He moved to Grenada in the early 1950s then traveled to numerous cities for the next several years prior to settling in Greenwood in 1986. He retired from Kerr Glass as a foreman in 1988 after nearly 30 years. Louis was a Baptist, loved collecting coins and tropical fish.
He is survived by two daughters, Teresa McCullough (Tom Gary) of Greenwood and Beth Martin (Randy) of Holcomb; two sons, Joey Breeland (Penny Smith) of Greenwood and Michael Breeland (Tressy) of Philipp; sister Ann Nail of Brandon; nine grandchildren Eric McGarrity of Denver, Colo., Patrick McCullough of Greenwood, Megan Shaw, Randa Martin, Kellie Bailey, Ciara Breeland, all of Holcomb; Dakota Denley and Lexi Denley of Grenada and Makaelah Bradley of Coila; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s research Hospital or the Make A Wish Foundation.
American Legion Post 29 will provide military honors.
An online guestbook may be signed at

James Robert Forbes

James Robert Forbes died peacefully on Saturday evening, March 24, 2018.
He was born on Feb. 10, 1931. in Poplar Creek, Miss., the son of L.T. Forbes and Lola Ingram Forbes. He graduated from Grenada High School in 1949 and then attended Sunflower Junior College where he was an All-State football player. Mr. Forbes enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and served with the 31st “Dixie” Infantry Division in 1950 and 1951.
After his term of service ended, James returned home and enrolled in Mississippi State University (MSU). While at MSU, he was a Cadet Colonel in the ROTC Corps of Cadets and was named Outstanding Infantry Cadet in 1953. He served as Drill Master of the Scabbard and Blade, the university’s Precision Drill Team. He was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society and Kappa Alpha Order social fraternity. He earned a B. S. degree in Business, graduating in 1955.
James met the love of his life, Doris Patricia Caffey, in Jackson, Miss., in 1956 and the two were married in December of the same year. They began their life together and lived in the timber regions of Mississippi and Alabama as he pursued a career in the lumber business.
James loved God, his family, hunting, fishing, Mississippi State football, and the lumber business. From the time he graduated college, he worked hard to make his dream of someday owning his own lumber company become a reality.
In 1986 his dream came true when he purchased a sawmill in Washington County, Ala., that had been destroyed by fire. He transformed the heap of ash into what is now the Millry Mill Company, Inc., a small state-of-the-art southern yellow pine sawmill, exporting quality lumber domestically and worldwide. He was thankful for the opportunity that Washington County had given him, to build a successful business. Through this spirit of gratitude, James worked tirelessly to give back to his community. He worked hard to provide a safe and profitable working environment for the staff of Millry Mill.
He supported many school activities, especially those of the sports teams, Future Farmers of America and 4-H. He helped county churches with building materials and donations, supported the Friends of the Washington County Library and worked hard to improve services for the people of Washington County. He gave his time and resources to children in need, the United Way, and the Junior League of Mobile. He was considered a builder for God and man.
Among the many honors earned and leadership positions James held over the years were: Outstanding Young Man of the Year, Laurel, Miss., 1968; past President of the Laurel Kiwanis Club and delegate to the Kiwanis International Convention; Chairman of DeSoto District Boy Scouts of America; and past President of the Mississippi Building Material Dealers Association. He served on the executive committee for the Washington County Hospital and Nursing Home and as secretary of the hospital’s board of directors. He was a board member for the Washington County Business Association; a stockholder in the Washington County Economic Development Association; and past Chairman of the Chatom United Methodist Church where he taught Bible study for many years.
In 2006 James was inducted into the Washington County Hall of Fame by the Washington County Museum Board for his contributions to the people of Washington County. In 2015 James’ name was added to the Millry, Ala., Veterans Memorial wall to recognize his years of service and dedication to the U. S. Army.
He loved trees and planted them, physically and symbolically, throughout his lifetime. He left a legacy of community service and generosity that can be found in his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
James is predeceased by his parents and his loving wife of 58 years. He is survived by his daughters, Laura L. Forbes of New York City, N.Y., Jamie Forbes McRae of Waynesboro, Miss., and Ann Forbes Sirmon (Danny) of Mobile, Ala.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and his brother Richard Earl Forbes (Bettye) of Starkville.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 2, 11 a.m. at Chatom United Methodist Church, 1251 School Street, Chatom, Ala.. Family visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation in James’ honor to the Chatom United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 205, Chatom, AL 36518 or Washington County Public Library, audio collection, P.O. Box 1057, Chatom, AL 36518.
Lathan Funeral Home is in charge.

Caroline Grant Kunefke

Funeral services for Caroline Jean Gant Kunefke, 81, of Dixon, Mo., formerly of Gore Springs, were Thursday at the Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Gore Springs.
Mrs. Kunefke died Saturday, March 24, 2018, at her home in Dixon. She was born on Sept. 10, 1936, and was the daughter of the late William Bluford “Billy” Gant and Mary Louise Andrews Gant.
Caroline was an LPN for many years. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting. Some of her quilts were shown on The Morning Show with Buddy and Kay.
Mrs. Kunefke was also preceded in death by her husband Melvin Paul Kunefke; daughter Candice Louise Kunefke, and two sons, Melvin Luke Kunefke and Timothy Paul Kunefke.
She is survived by three sons, David Kunefke and his wife Gail of Dixon; Billy Kunefke and his wife Stephanie of Wilmington, N.C., and Larry Kunefke of Dixon; Nila Savell of Corinth; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made on the website at
Mortimer National Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Milton Henry Rose

Milton Henry “Jim Tom” Rose Jr., 93, of Duck Hill, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018, at his residence.
He was born April 29, 1924, in Grenada to Milton Henry and Rachel Jackson Rose. Mr. Rose was a Baptist and a U.S. Navy veteran with six years of service in the Pacific during World War II.  Jim had retired as a salesman in the sawmill industry.
Family and friends gathered Tuesday, March 27, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada. A graveside service at the Red Hill Cemetery near Duck Hill followed with the Rev. Jerry McNeer officiated.
Survivors include his sister Betty Rose Thompson of Grenada; four brothers, Jack Rose (Mary Edna) of Holcomb, Bill Rose (Carolyn) of Holcomb, Ben Rose (Mary) of Lauderdale and Robert Rose (Floyce) of Demorest, Ga; a special friend, Yvonna Threadgill of Duck Hill, and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers were Jack Blakely, Woody Coleman, Hayes Collins, Bubba Rose, Jay Rose and Mike Rose.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, 662-307-2694.

Betty Howell Tribble

SCOBEY — Mrs. Betty Howell Tribble, 79, passed away peacefully at her home in Scobey on Friday, March 23, 2018.
Funeral were March 26 at Friendship Baptist Church, 475 Pearidge Road, Grenada, with interment in Smith Cemetery in Yalobusha County.
The Rev. Adam Blair officiated, and Greenwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Betty was born to J.W. and Allie Cook Howell and had been a longtime resident of Scobey. Mrs. Tribble began her career as a teller with Grenada Bank and retired with Sunburst Bank as Vice President of Operations after more than 40 years of dedicated service. She was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church and loved to play dominos.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Tommy Howell and her husband Charles Tribble.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Blair (Aaron) of Scobey, Penny Canterbury (Terry) of Greenwood; three grandchildren: Adam Blair (Amanda) of Waveland, Brett Canterbury (Carling) of Greenwood, Cari Brooke White (Spencer) of St. Louis; four great-grandchildren: Logan Blair, Emma Blair, Hanna Blair, all of Waveland; and Ella Canterbury of Greenwood.
Pallbearers were Brett Canterbury, Josh Angle, Taylor Harden, Roger Tassin, Jerry Williams and Spencer White.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church 475 Pearidge Road, Grenada, MS, 38901, or The Gideons International.
An online guestbook may be signed at

O.C. Taylor

Services for O.C. Taylor, 65, of Holcomb are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Tuscahoma AME Church in Holcomb. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Holcomb.
Mr. Taylor, who was disabled, died March 24, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Visitation is Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at Great Southern Funeral Home in Greenwood.

Patsy Haynes Wilson

Mrs. Patsy Haynes Wilson, 72, of Duck Hill, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
She was born Aug. 29, 1945, in Montgomery County to Grady and Bobbie Mitchell Haynes. Patsy had worked for many years at Pennaco Hosiery and Grenada Flower Shop. She was a devoted homemaker and a wonderful cook. Patsy will be missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service with Bro. Mark Nail officiating.  Interment will follow in the Duck Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until service time Friday at McKibben and Guinn.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years Jack Wilson; two daughters, Tammie Wilson Hall of Grenada and Tonya Wilson Marter of Duck Hill; four sisters, Betty Ann Abel, Sara Laster, Glenda Sanford and Sonja Lanahan, all of Duck Hill; three brothers, Joe Haynes of Grenada, Jimmy Haynes of Elliott and Terry Haynes of Duck Hill; three grandchildren, Blair Barnette, Cayden Hall and Gracie Barnette; and one great-grandchild, Ava Grace.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Larry Haynes.
Pallbearers will be Brad Haynes, Cayden Hall, Chase Lancaster, Cody Lancaster, Tim Owens and Brandon Vance.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Abel, Grady Abel, Scott Abel, Lee Hankins, Bubba Haynes, Steve Haynes, Louie Nail, Ken Sanford, Todd Sanford and Brent Long.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at .
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service, 662-307-2694.