Alberta Benson was born on March 15, 1939, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Lell (Ollie) Exson in Oakland.
To her family, she was a faithful wife, devoted mother, loving sister, and an affectionate grandmother. She was a pleasant, kind, and compassionate person who was known for her fluffy cornbread. She was affectionately known by many as “Shug.” Because of her kind spirit, she was loved and respected by all that knew her.
Mrs. Benson was a faithful member of Roberson Chapel until her health failed her. She was a hard worker and was employed at Heatcraft, in Grenada for many years.
Alberta was preceded in death by her mother and father; four sisters, Rosie, Izella, Gladys and Louise; three brothers, Lell, Thomas and L.C.
Survivors include her loving husband of nearly 60 years J.V. Benson; her children, John “Pete” Benson and Patrick; sister Eula Taylor; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation is Friday, Nov. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home in Grenada, 1733B South Commerce St.
Celebration Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. at Massey Grove M.B. Church in Oakland, 42 County Rd 20.
Skeeter Robinson Funeral Home in Charge
Robert Wayne ‘Bob’ Hood
Mr. Robert Wayne “Bob” Hood, 39, of Grenada, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at his residence.
He was born Oct. 18, 1979 in Grenada. Bob was a graduate of Kirk Academy and attended Holmes Community College and Mississippi State University. He worked with Sherwin Williams for 17 years and was manager of Sherwin Williams in Winona. Bob loved his job and the friends he had made through his work. His motto was “If life isn’t going good for you – just paint a room.”
One of Bob’s greatest challenges in life was his fight with Melanoma. He endured many treatments and traveled many miles to fight this cancer. Bob was a great family man and leaves two sons whom he loved dearly to carry on his legacy. He loved to fish, hunt and spend time with his family. Bob enjoyed working as a guide with Grenada Lake Charters and thoroughly enjoyed his time on the water whether he was catching a fish or watching others do the same.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service with Bro. Ken Salley officiating. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Carroll County. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday at McKibben and Guinn.
Survivors include his wife Chasity Morrow Hood; two sons, Jacob Maxey Hood and Talon Morrow Hood; mother Melody Little (Gary) of Grenada; father Bobby Wayne Hood of Holcomb; grandmother Betty Organ Maxey of Holcomb; half-sister Myra Pigg of Holcomb; two step-brothers, Colby Little and Fonda Little, both of Grenada; father-in-law Jimmy Morrow of Alva; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, David Maxey, Opal Hood and Frank Hood.
Pallbearers will be Sam Eaton, Tommy Lipe, Colby Little, Jonathan Melton, John Smith, Tank Snell, Will Thimmes and Matt Winters.
Memorials may be directed to the Melanoma Research Foundation where Bob had proudly served on the Melanoma Research Team while battling the disease.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com .
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).
Sherry R. Jones
Funeral services for Sherry R. Jones of Carbondale, Ill., formerly of Grenada, are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Vincent United Methodist Church with burial in Haven Rest Cemetery.
Ms. Jones, 46, died Nov. 1, 2018, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 19, 1972. Ms. Jones attended Holmes Community College and enjoyed playing online games.
Ms. Jones is survived by her sister Joyce Edwards of Grenada; two uncles, Jeffrey Swims of Jackson and James Swims of Grand Rapids, Mich., and her cousin Gwen Swims-Shannon of Carbondale, Ill.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at clarkwiliamsfuneralhome.com.
Angela Richardson Keel
Angela Richardson Keel, 46, of Grenada died at her home on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.
She was born in Jackson on July 16, 1972, to Steve and Shirley Pullen Baham. She was a waitress and bartender and recently graduated from Holmes Community College in Grenada, where she earned an Associates Degree in English and was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa. She attended Elliott Baptist Church in Elliott.
Mrs. Keel is survived by her husband Earnest Keel of Grenada; daughter Kaitlind Richardson of Winona; son Jacob Keel of Grenada; stepdaughter, Kathryn Rodgers of Elliott; mother Shirley Bridges; and her brother Jason Baham of Pearl. She was preceded in death by her father and her first husband Robert Richardson.
No services are planned at this time. An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.ofhwinona.com.
Oliver Funeral Home is in charge.
Glenda Nielsen Milam
Funeral services for Glenda Nielsen Milam, 75, of Grenada, were Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada.
Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
Glenda died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born on Oct. 4, 1943, in Grenada and was the daughter of the late Glen Roy Nielsen and Kathryn Abel Nielsen. She is also preceded in death by her sister Francis Kathleen Kisner.
Glenda was employed by R&S Cleaners as a seamstress. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada.
She is survived by her husband John C. Milam of Grenada; four daughters, Christy Passer of Grenada, Sandra Patterson of Flowood, Joan Moss of Chuluota, Fla., and Kathryn “Kim” Haley of Grenada; two brothers, Larry Glen Nielsen of Grenada and Billy Nielsen of New Bern, N.C.; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada.
Online condolences may be made on at www.nfhgrenada.com.
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Irene ‘MaMa’ Wilson
Funeral services for Irene “MaMa” Wilson of Grenada are Saturday at 1 p.m. at First New Hope M.B. Church with burial in Haven Rest Cemetery.
Ms. Wilson, 83, died of natural causes Oct. 31, 2018, at UMMC-Grenada. She was born on Dec. 30, 1934. Ms. Wilson was a retired cook and a member of the Supreme Social Club #2.
Ms. Wilson is survived by two daughters, Emma Jean Wilson and Deona Wilson, both of Grenada; her son, Fredreick “Pete” Wilson of Grenada; and one sister, Bessie Bracey of South Holland, Ill.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com.