Theodor Berry Jr., Mary Hunter Jones Carlton, Charley James Holmes, Wesley McCullough, Luvenia Smith-Goss, Martha Spears Parker, Irene Nail Williams, Katherine Francis Wright

Theodore Berry Jr.

Funeral services for Theodore Berry Jr. of Grenada are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sweethome AME Church with burial in Sweethome Cemetery.
Mr. Berry, 84, died of a long illness at UMMC-Grenada on Aug. 17, 2018. He was born on Dec. 30, 1933.
Mr. Berry is survived by three daughters, Glenda Berry Frank and Vera Berry Tolbert, both of Grenada, and Olivia Dove of Chicago; two sons, David Earl Berry and James Henry Tillman, both of Grenada; four sisters, Lou T. Love, Mattie Berry and Betty Watt, all of Grenada, and Eva Mae Andrews of Baltimore, Md.; and one brother, William Henry Berry of Ravenna, Ohio.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at

Mary Hunter Jones Carlton

Mary Hunter Jones Carlton, 83, of Oxford died Aug. 20, 2018, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Mrs. Carlton was a longtime resident of Grenada until she moved to Oxford in 2003 following her husband’s retirement.
Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug, 25, followed by chapel services at 2 p.m. at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Her niece, the Rev. Vanessa Jean Falgoust, will officiate the service.
Mary was born Dec. 9, 1934, in Leflore County to Mary Cathron (sometimes spelled Catherine) and Hinds L. Jones. She was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Grenada in 1946 by Dr. Wiley. She lived briefly at LSU, and after marrying at the age of 18, she lived in Memphis, Fort Benning and Starkville, where she held several jobs including working as a licensed hairdresser. She was a devoted homemaker and loved all things beautiful including art, furniture design, and later in life, writing. She gave her time and assistance to those in need over a period of many years.
She leaves her beloved son David Curtis Carlton and his wife Cheryl Pittman Carlton of Carlsbad, Calif.; and her loving nieces, Margaret Falgoust Clifton Koehler of Alexandria, La.; Barbara Falgoust Mennite of Highland Falls, N.Y.; and Vanessa Jean Falgoust of Newburgh, N.Y. Her nephews are Roger and Marcel Ponce of Texas.
Mrs. Carlton was preceded in death by her parents; her infant son Kenneth Curtis Carlton, who was born in Memphis in February 1960; her husband of 65 years Eris Curtis Carlton; and her sisters, Lillian Jones Ponce, and Juanita Elizabeth Jones Falgoust.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Charley James Holmes

Funeral services for Charley James Holmes of Grenada are Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Life Christian Fellowship Church with burial in Brown’s Cemetery.
Mr. Holmes, 98, died of natural causes at his home on Aug. 17, 2018. He was born on March 20, 1920. Mr. Holmes was a former custodian and enjoyed gardening.
Mr. Holmes is survived by six daughters, five sons, one brother and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives, and friends.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at

Wesley McCullough

Wesley McCullough, 74, died Aug. 20, 2018, at Jaquith Nursing Home.
A graveside service was held Thursday at Goshen Cemetery, Coffeeville.
Mr. McCullough was a retired service station owner, enjoyed cooking and hunting, loved his home place in Webb had a great sense of humor, and served in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include three brothers, R.C. McCullough of Jackson, Terry McCullough of Grenada and Earl McCullough of Memphis; hosts of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Erma McCullough, one sister Erma Glenn and one brother Herbert McCullough.
Memorial contributions may be made to Goshen Cemetery Association.
Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston was in charge.

Luvenia Smith-Goss

Funeral services for Luvenia S. “Aunt Deenie” Goss of Grenada are Saturday at 3 p.m. at Abundant Life Assembly of the Apostolic Faith with burial in Haven Rest Cemetery.
Mrs. Goss, 91, died at her home on Aug. 15, 2018. She was born on Aug. 2, 1927. Mrs. Goss loved to garden, write poetry, and talk. She was a Sunday school teacher and a member of both the National Poetry Society and the NAACP.
Mrs. Goss is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Goss of Anaheim, Calif.; four sons, Charles Goss of Saginaw, Mich., Dock Goss of San Francisco, Vince Wilson of Tupelo and Lawrence Wilson of Memphis; and two grandsons, Joseph Wilson and Isaiah Wilson, both of Grenada.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at

Martha Spears Parker

Mrs. Martha Spears Parker, 91, a long-time resident of Coffeeville and widow of H.T. Parker, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley.
She was born on Feb. 18, 1927, in Coffeeville to Jesse James Spears and Annie Broadstreet Spears. She spent her entire life in Coffeeville, graduating from Coffeeville High School in 1944 and going to work immediately to help support her mother and three younger siblings during World War II. She married in June of 1947, and, after her young daughters became school age, went to work for the Coffeeville Office, Bank of Water Valley, retiring from that same banking system, that was by then Renasant Bank, in 1995.
Mrs. Parker was an active member of First Baptist Church, Coffeeville, until her health prevented regular attendance. She was a wonderful mother, a loving mother-in-law, and a devoted MeMom to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were Thursday at First Baptist Church, Coffeeville, with the Rev. Truman Scarborough and the Rev. Craig Baker officiating. Burial was in Coffeeville Cemetery.
Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her parents; her husband H.T. Parker; two brothers, Robert Spears and Jesse Spears, and one sister Tyna Spears.
She leaves behind two daughters and two sons-in-law, Vicki and Danny Hale of Senatobia and Fran and Woody Jones of Calhoun City; four grandsons, Matt Hale and his wife India, and Brian Hale and his wife Mindy, all of Senatobia; Hunter Jones and his wife Emily of Memphis, and Parker Jones and his wife Allison, of Germantown; 10 great-grandchildren, Anna, Travis, Taryn, Taylor and Brooks Hale; William, Hazel, Eliza, Landon and Lewis Jones; and three nieces, Pam Tatum, Lynn Day and Carla Mask, all of the Memphis area.
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service of Grenada.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Irene Nail Williams

Irene Nail Williams, 101, of Grenada, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Providence Assisted Living in Grenada.
She was born Oct. 10, 1916, in Grenada to James Lamar and Levenia Taylor Nail. Irene had worked for many years at the Grenada Water Department and was a member of First Baptist Church in Grenada.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service with Dr. Jim Nunnelee officiating. Interment will follow in the Coffeeville Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Sunday at McKibben and Guinn.
Survivors include one daughter Laura Turner (Mauri) of Monroe, La.; one son Larry Williams (Pauline) of Indianola; one daughter-in-law Karen Efnor Williams of John Island, S.C.; five grandchildren, Deven Hill (Mitchell), Jennie Cannon (Brian), Doug Williams (Nicole), Jill Turner and Joel Turner (Erin); and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Chester Mitchell Williams; one son David Keith Williams; two sisters and four brothers.
The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to the loving caregivers at Providence Assisted Living and Halcyon Hospice for their devoted care.
Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church in Grenada or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Katherine Francis Wright

A memorial service for Katherine Francis “Kat” Wright of Grenada will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Greater Powell Chapel AME Church.
Mrs. Wright, 78, died at her home on Aug. 16, 2018. She was born on April 30, 1939.
Mrs. Wright is survived by two sisters, Julia Wheeler and Johnnie Williams, both of Grenada; two grandsons, Ledrew Wright Jr. of Grenada and Brandon Gavins of Missouri, and daughter-in-law, Gloria Wright of Grenada.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at