The Rev. James Elmer Calder, Florence Rebecca Walker, Willie Windham

The Rev. James Elmer Calder

The Rev. James Elmer Calder, 79, of Coffeeville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at his residence with his family by his side.
He was born July 21, 1939, in Tallahatchie County to Alex and Hattie Mae Liles Calder. James surrendered to the ministry in 1964 and had faithfully served as pastor of Sherman Baptist Church in Calhoun County for over 38 years. He was also an avid gardener and a U.S. Army Veteran. The Rev. Calder will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather and, most of all, a devoted man of God.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Calvary Baptist Church near Coffeeville. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years Mary Ann Liles Calder; four daughters, Carol Halderman (Johnny), Linda Caldwell (Jerry) and Kaye Orton, all of Coffeeville; and Connie Brinson (Greg) of Brookhaven; nine grandchildren, Bobby Martin (Brandi), Kevin Bray, Alex Bray (Jasmine), Ashley Castello (Walker), Kayti Caldwell, Adam Brinson (Misty), Landon Brinson, Olivia Barnes (Devin) and Maggie Orton; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charlie and Glen Calder.
Pallbearers will be Alex Bray, Kevin Bray, Ronnie Bray, Adam Brinson, Landon Brinson and Bobby Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Emmitt Brown, Richard Carpenter, Ben Liles and Toy Neal.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, 662-307-2694.

Florence Rebecca Walker

Funeral services for Florence Rebecca “Becky” Walker, 91, of Grenada, were Saturday at the Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial was in the Moorhead Cemetery at Moorhead.
Mrs. Walker died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at UMMC-Grenada. She was born on May 18, 1927, in Carroll County and was the daughter of the late Reuben Gullege Grantham and Evva Mixon Grantham.
Mrs. Walker was employed for many years as a cashier. She was a member the First Baptist Church in Grenada.
She was preceded in death her husband Troy Walker; two sisters, Stella Wiltshire and Daisy Blaylock; two brothers, Andrew Byrd Grantham and Albert Ashley Grantham; and one grandson, Mark Walker.
Mrs. Walker is survived by two daughters, Ivy Walker of Grenada and Carolyn Walker of Leland; two grandchildren, Donna Walker and Scott Walker; two great-grandchildren, Kristie Hollins and Makayla Hollins; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be made on at
Mortimer National Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Windham

Willie Windham, 83, of Southaven, formerly of Grenada, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Southaven.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.