Minnie Faye Cook, Rudelle Elizabeth Duck, Bob Hood, Melvin Toole

Minnie Faye Cook

Mrs. Minnie Faye Williams Cook, 78, of Gore Springs, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at the Bruce Community Living Center.
She was born April 1, 1940, to George Marshall and Myrtle Tunberg Williams. She was a devoted homemaker and had previously worked as a beautician and at Pennaco Hosiery. Mrs. Cook enjoyed fishing and riding four-wheelers. Faye was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services were Sunday at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service with the Rev. Franklin Dunn officiating. Interment was in the Ellzey Cemetery near Vardaman.
Survivors include her husband Johnny Cook; one daughter Cheryl Latham of Kilmichael; two sons, John Cook of Gore Springs and Chris Cook of Pearl; one sister Mildred Hatcher of Jackson; one brother Charles Ray Williams of Grenada; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Ruth James, Mary Woods and Geneva Sims; and four brothers, Ervin, George, Robert and Eli Williams.
Pallbearers were Chris Cook, John Cook, Jonathan Cook, Tyler Cook, Adam Latham, Corey Latham and Jeremy Latham.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service, 662-307-2694.

Rudelle Elizabeth Duke

Mrs. Rudelle Elizabeth Davis Duke, 88, of Memphis, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Allenbrook Nursing Home in Memphis.
She was born Jan. 26, 1930, in Yalobusha County to John Washington and Minnie Leila Schmitz Davis. Mrs. Duke was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a graduate of Holmes Junior College and Memphis State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Education. Mrs. Duke enjoyed a long career in education, having taught at Skuna Valley, Coffeeville, Memphis City Schools and the Shelby County Schools.
Funeral services were Monday at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Truman Scarborough officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Sanders Etter of Southaven and Sylvia Duke of Memphis; seven grandchildren, Bryan Duke, Lauren Duke, James Harrelson, Tonya Mitchell, Anita Fleury, Barbara Lowe and Courtney Etter; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Adam Vance Duke; son Adam Vance Duke II; granddaughter Connie Duke; sister Emma Sue Harrison; and two brothers, Duard Davis and John C. Davis.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Bob Hood

Bob Hood, 39, of Grenada, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.

Melvin Toole

Melvin Toole, 77, died Nov. 2, 2018, at his home in Enid.
Services were Monday at the Chapel of Newsom Funeral. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Enid.
Mr. Toole was President Emeritus of Strider Academy Touchdown Club, TVEPA board member and Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was a member of Oakland Methodist Church and served in Air National Guard.
Survivors include his wife Lottie Blakely Toole of Enid; one daughter Melanie Toole Ridgway of Brandenburg, Ky.; one son Blake Toole of Senatobia; four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents James and Janie McCullar Toole; one son Joey Toole; two brothers James Irwin and Robert Lee Toole.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Oak Hill Cemetery, 92 Enid-Teasdale Rd, Enid, MS 38927
Newsom Funeral Home was in charge.