Jettie Louise Body, William Kenneth ‘Bo’ Jackson, Jane Nelson Lee, Walter Allen McCool Jr., Vernon RC Rainey

Jettie Louise Body

Mrs. Jettie Louise Gipson Body, affectionately known as “Mama Body,” was born in Bivens, Texas, on June 5, 1934, to the union of Charlie and Argie Gipson.
Mrs. Body died Sunday, July 1, 2018, She was the fifth of 10 children.
Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Foundation Church in Greenwood. Burial will be in Haven Rest Cemetery in Grenada. Visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Body accepted Christ at an early age and launched her calling in the ministry as a faithful servant of the Lord. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Texas. Later she became a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), practicing at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco. Mama Body enjoyed serving others, whether it involved cooking for family, friends or just spending time with them. She truly had a heart to serve.
On March 3, 1961, she was married Pastor Kenneth C. Body in Seattle, Wash. Upon the death of Pastor Body, she united with the New Foundation Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorage of Pastor John R. Body, where she served faithfully until her death.
She is also preceded in death by her parents, sister, Charlie Mae (Gipson) Lintz and brothers Howard Gipson, Julius (Red) Gipson, Norris Gipson and Claude Dexter Gipson.
Her survivors include seven children: Cecil L. Castleberry of Grenada; the Rev. Kenneth C. Body Jr. of Grenada; Cedrick L. Castleberry of Dallas; Marilyn K. (Body) James of Brunswick, Ga.; Karen J. (Body) Greene of Atlanta, Texas; Pastor Paul W. Body of Karnack, Texas; Pastor John R. Body of Grenada, and an adopted son Brice Wilson of Byhalia; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a special goddaughter Jennifer Boose.
Skeeter Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

William Kenneth ‘Bo’ Jackson

William Kenneth “Bo” Jackson, 71, of Oakland, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 at his residence.
He was born on July 12, 1946, in Yalobusha County to the late Henry Howard and Eleanor Mae Jackson. Bo enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and a logging career that spanned three decades and three generations.
Bo was “Papa” to a host of people, related and not, and was a father figure to many. This included a number of nieces and nephews and multitude of other people to which Gail and Bo had opened their hearts and home throughout the years.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Elam Baptist Church near Coffeeville.  Interment was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife of 50 years Gail Hardy Jackson; his two children, Ken Jackson and Amy Jackson Sewell (Jody), and eight grandchildren, Megan White, Steven Jackson, Ronald King, Dalton King, Hunter Jackson, Landon King, Faith Sewell and Mason Jackson; and three great-grandchildren. Bo is also survived by two brothers, Wayne Jackson (Mary Sue), Bobby Ray, and one sister Patricia Rowland (Jimmy).
He was preceded in death by a son Ronnie Jackson; two sisters, Sue McCullough and Connie Duke; and one brother Sonny Jackson.
Pallbearers included Dalton King, Landon King, Ronald King, Stevie Jackson and Donald Fillyaw. Honorary pallbearers were Bubba Martin, Steve Ramage, Rocky Magee and Mark Hartley.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, 662-307-2694.

Jane Nelson Lee

Mrs. Jane Nelson Lee, 74, of Grenada, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Grenada Living Center.
She was born Oct. 6, 1943, in Oakland to Tom and Francis Richards Nelson. Mrs. Lee had worked as a seamstress for many years at Pennaco Hosiery and was a devoted member of Airport Baptist Church.
Funeral services were Thursday at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada with the Rev. Harvey Vance officiating. Interment was in the Goshen Cemetery near Coffeeville.
Survivors include her husband Wallace Lee; two sons, David Lee (Melissa) of Millington, Tenn., and Mike Lee (Robin) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Nicholas Lee, Pate Lee and Ayers Lee; and one brother Billy Gene Nelson of Oakland.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister Ann Redwine and two brothers, George Nelson and Edward Nelson.
Pallbearers were Chipper Calhoon, Stephen Crenshaw, Daryl Grantham, Jason Meredith and Dave Wendlick.
Memorials can be made to Airport Baptist Church P.O. Box 898 Grenada, MS 38902.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, 662-307-2694.

Walter Allen McCool Jr.

Mr. Walter Allen McCool, Jr., 86, of Grenada, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Grenada Living Center.
Walter was born in Grenada on Dec. 24, 1931, to Walter Allen McCool and Virginia Lewis McCool. A life-long resident of Grenada, Walter was a graduate of John Rundle High School and Holmes Junior College. He received a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from The University of Mississippi where he was a charter member of the accountancy order of the University of Mississippi School of Accountancy. Prior to his graduation from the university, Walter enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in Europe for three years. After his tour of duty he returned to the University of Mississippi where he completed his degree.
For a number of years Walter had interest in hotels in Olive Branch. He retired as Director of Grenada County Tourism and was recognized as a Mississippi Certified Tourism Professional prior to his retirement.
Walter loved his country, his state and Grenada.  A very civic-minded individual, he was a former president of the Grenada Lions Club, the Grenada County Chamber of Commerce and a former king of the Grenada Junior Auxiliary. Walter was ordained as a deacon in the Baptist Church and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. His strong faith sustained him during the past two years of his illness, and he will be remembered as a fine Christian man and a true southern gentleman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. Interment with military honors will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park. Dr. John Lee Taylor of Birmingham and Dr. Brent Barker, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, will conduct the services.  The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at McKibben and Guinn.
The greatest joy of his life was undoubtedly his family, to whom he was devoted and who were equally devoted to him.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years Margarett DeLoach McCool, son Walt McCool;  two granddaughters, Ginny McCool Kirk (Cannon) and Rachel McCool Singh (Jimmy); two great-grandchildren, Bryce Kirk and Blakely Kirk, all of Grenada; a brother Lewis McCool (Susan) of Durango, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Edward DeLoach McCool.
Pallbearers will be Cannon Kirk, Jimmy Singh, Shea Kirk, Paul Smith, Girault Jones and Herb Parks.
Memorials can be made to Baptist Children’s Village; Lions Sight Foundation, 431 Katherine Drive, Flowood, MS 39232, or the Lee Tartt Nature Preserve.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, 662-307-2694.

Vernon RC Rainey

Mr. Vernon RC Rainey, 79, of Duck Hill passed away July 2, 2018, at UMMC-Grenada.
RC was born in Ripley, Miss., on April 30, 1939, to AC and Ruth Rainey. He moved houses for Rainey House Moving Service for many years. He continued to keep himself busy with helping move houses, doing foundation work and remodeling for Williams House Moving Service. RC was well-known as a strong, hard working, family man who spent his spare time playing his guitar, “picking and grinning.”
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Betty Sue Rainey; his brothers, Estell Rainey, Rabon Rainey, Curley Rainey, and his sister Dimple Rainey; and two great-grandchildren, Bentley Rainey and Aubrey Rainey.
He is survived by his children, Greg Rainey (Pam) of Duck Hill, Ronnie Rainey (Dena) of Duck Hill, Deborah Tartt (the late Lee Tartt) of Grenada; Tammie Taylor (Edwin) of Duck Hill and Bridget Williams (Chris) of Gore Springs; one siste r Dorothy Gates of Ripley. He was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The pallbearers will be Josh Rainey, Matthew Rainey, Andrew Rainey, Ryan Taylor, Payton Williams, Landon Harbin and Patrick Williams. The honorary pallbearers will be Kason Rainey and Layten Williams.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge.