Gerald Evans Johnson, John Cole Mitchell, Gregory R.C. Rainey, Elizabeth Brown Schmidt, Maltraverse ‘Bub’ Young

Gerald Evans Johnson

Mr. Gerald Evans “Jerry” Johnson, 81, of Holcomb, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Grenada.
He was born Jan. 10, 1937, in Memphis to Earl Fletcher and Thelma Berryhill Johnson. Jerry had worked for many years as a Public Utilities Supervisor. He was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis and a National Guard Veteran.  Jerry was an avid hunter and fisherman.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife Suzanne Stuart Johnson and a sister Pam Haver of Grenada.
He was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother Wilkie Mullen Johnson.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service, 662-307-2694.

John Cole Mitchell

Funeral services for John Cole Mitchell of Memphis are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30, at McKibben & Guinn Funeral Service, Grenada.
Viewing will be at 9 a.m. and the service at 10 a.m. Pastor Johnny Buckner of Starkville will officiate.
Burial will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Grenada. Rob Townes, Shawn McGhee, Scott Stribling, George Ramsey, Chris Crawford and Lewis Brown will serve as pallbearers.
John Cole Mitchell was born in Grenada on April 20, 1957, to John and Roberta Mitchell. Most of his growing-up years were spent in Starkville. He graduated from Starkville Academy in 1975, where he was an all-star basketball and baseball player. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1980 with a degree in business and was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Most of Cole’s professional years were spent with FedEx in Memphis. Cole was blessed by listening to messages by Dr. Charles Stanley. He was an avid Ole Miss Rebels and New York Yankees fan and loved his silky terrier Marlie.
Cole passed away on Nov. 22, 2018, at Germantown Methodist Hospital, following complications from a lung infection.
Family members left behind are his step-mom Ann Mitchell, sister Miller Ferrie (Paul), nephew Daniel Ferrie, special friend/adopted brother Scot Robinson, step-sister Leslie McAllister (Todd), step-brother Britt McAllister, first cousins Allen Cunningham, Melodye Ruby, and Rob Townes (Lynnsay). Cole was preceded in death by his parents.
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3.
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.

(Sept. 21, 1960 – Nov. 21, 2018) – Funeral services for Gregory R.C. Rainey of Duck Hill were Sunday, Nov. 25, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in the Rainey Family Cemetery in Duck Hill.
The Rev. Tim Buchanan officiated the services. Pallbearers were Jerry Lucius, Archie Flowers, Alvin Brown and Irby Bailey Jr.
Mr. Rainey, 58, died at his son’s home in Duck Hill on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. He was born in Ripley, Miss., on Sept, 21, 1960, to R.C. and Betty Pannell Rainey. He was a self-employed mail contractor with the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Rainey was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Eskridge Baptist Church near Duck Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren, Bentley Rainey and Aubrey Rainey.
Mr. Rainey is survived by his daughter Krystina Chu (Aaron) of Van Cleave; two sons, Matthew Rainey (Vanessa) of Duck Hill and Andrew Rainey (Michelle) of Duck Hill; three sisters, Deborah Tartt of Grenada, Tammie Taylor of Duck Hill, and Bridget Williams of Duck Hill; brother Ronnie Rainey of Duck Hill; four grandchildren, Maddox Rainey, Berkley Chu, McKinley Rainey and Jordy Chu; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Aubrey Rainey Fund for Biliary Atresia Research, c/o Texas Children’s Hospital, 1919 S. Braeswood, Suite 5214, Houston, TX 77030.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona (www.ofhwinona.com) handled the arrangements.

Elizabeth Brown Schmidt

Elizabeth Louise Brown Schmidt, 70, of Live Oak, Fla., formerly of Holcomb, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. in Gainesville, Fla.
She was born Nov. 5, 1948, in Grenada to James Liddell and Martha Louise Carver Brown. She was a devoted homemaker and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services were Saturday at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service with the Rev. Jerry McNeer officiating.  Interment was in the Sparta Cemetery near Holcomb.
Survivors include her husband Donald Schmidt; two sons, Eddie Nester (Christy) of Holcomb and Jason Schmidt (Margie) of Live Oak, Fla.; two brothers, Edward L. Brown (Jean) of Live Oak, and John W. Brown (LaDonna) of Holcomb; four grandchildren, Corey Nester, Savannah, Ariel and Lily Schmidt.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Joseph E. Haddon III.
Pallbearers were John Brown, Eddie Nester, Donald Schmidt, Gary Schmidt, Anthony Pinero and Ronald Pinero.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.
Arrangements wer entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, 662-307-2694.

Maltraverse ‘Bub’ Young

Mr. Maltraverse “Bub” Young, 83, of Grenada, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at his residence.
He was born June 9, 1935, in Houston to Monte and Hilda Rish Young. Prior to retirement, Mr. Young owned and operated the Sonic Drive-In in Grenada, which he built in 1975. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Grenada and was an avid fisherman and golfer.
Funeral services were Monday at First United Methodist Church in Grenada with the Rev. Daniel Herring and the Rev. Tom Potter officiating. Interment was in the Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife Cecile Flint Young; two sons, Glenn Young (Billie) and Rish Young (Melody), all of Grenada; step-daughter Donna Gail Sykes of Grenada; step-son, Jay Sykes of Grenada; sister Emily James (Bill) of Grenada; five grandchildren, Meg Young King, Anna Young, Madison Young, Kelcy Lancaster and Kristi Sykes; and two great-grandchildren, Will King and Brylee Long.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Margaret Joyce Young, and a sister Barbara Bloodworth.
Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church – Grenada or the Grenada Food Pantry.
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.