Lanekia Michelle Brown, Darryl Wayne Buchanan, James T. ‘Curly’ England, Gail Bowen Fore, Frankie Morris Howell, Charles David Kellum, Lisa Hill Land, Lucille Floyd Miller, Virginia Golding Paris, Marjorie T. Spratlin, Bobby Gene Yates, James William Hearn

Lanekia Michelle Brown

Funeral services for Lanekia Michelle Brown of Grenada are Saturday at noon at Greater Pine Hill M.B. Church with burial in Sweethome Cemetery.
Ms. Brown, 37, died on Dec. 23, 2018. She was born on June 18, 1981. Ms. Brown was a beautician and cook who enjoyed cooking, dancing, exercising, and styling hair. She attended Grenada High School and Holmes Community College.
Ms. Brown is survived by her mother Margaret Johnson and father Rufus Johnson, both of Grenada; two sons, Malikye D. Taylor and Levelle L. Taylor Jr., both of Grenada; five sisters, Tambra D. Brown, Altheia Jones, Pamela Houston Hemmingway, Barbara Halk and Tiesha Buddington; and four brothers, Keith L. Brown, James L. Brown, James D. Brown and Toronzo Houston.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at

Darryl Wayne Buchanan

Mr. Darryl Wayne Buchanan, 78, died Sept. 29, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services were Monday Oct. 1, 2018, at Cascilla Baptist Church. Interment was at Strider-Burt Cemetery, Cascilla.
Mr. Buchanan, a 32nd degree Mason, was a retired supervisor for Heatcraft, Grenada. He was past president of Rosebloom Recreation Park, fire chief of Rosebloom Fire Department, assistant director of TEMA for 12 years and election commissioner for Beat 3.
“He is best remembered for his gentle manners with everyone he met. He was not a pillar of the community as some are described; he was the glue that holds a community together without being obvious.”
He is survived by his loving wife Janice Buchanan of Cascilla; one daughter Ginger (Al) Meriwether of Holcomb; two grandchildren, Will and Meredith Meriwether of Holcomb; a niece, Sheri Russell of Allen, Texas; host of niece and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Birdie Buchanan; one brother James Lewis Buchanan.
Newsom Funeral Home was in charge.

James T. ‘Curly’ England

Mr. James Travis “Curly” England, 85, of Grenada, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2018. at the University of Mississippi Medical Center-Grenada.
He was born Sept. 8, 1933, in Webster County to Mack and Rena Mae Spraberry England. He retired as an Inside Sales Rep with Heatcraft where he worked for over 45 years. Curly was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada where he served in the Sanctuary Choir and also served on numerous committees, including the long-range planning committee that was in place when Emmanuel moved to its current campus. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a Mason and a Shriner.  He was an avid outdoorsman, thoroughly enjoying hunting, fishing, golf and gardening.
Funeral services were Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Nunnelee, the Rev. Eugene Heimbach and Dr. Archie Waits England officiating. Interment was in the Bradford Chapel Cemetery in Calhoun County.
Survivors include his wife Joyce Taylor England of Grenada; two sons, Ryan England (Betsy) and Jerry Barton (Ann), all of Southaven; twin brother, Archie England (Geneva) of Grenada; two sisters, Maxine Hayes of Jackson, Tenn., and Eloise Riley of Spring Hill; seven grandchildren, Amos England, Maddie Barton, Andy Barton, Griffin England, Robbye England, Taylor England and Thomas England; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son James Kerry England; and a brother Rufus England.
Pallbearers were Sammy Brasher, Randy Harrell, Terry Hutchins, Roddy Wilbourn, Francis Williams and Spencer Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Derrick Harrelson, Richard LaMantia, Levy Ware, Ken Williamson and the men of the Fred Fortenberry Sunday School Class at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Memorials may be directed to Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Gail Bowen Fore

Gail left her earthly home in Ridgeland, Miss., on Dec. 23, 2018, to meet her savior Jesus Christ and her loved ones in heaven. She completed the transition from here to glory in complete peace of mind and body.
She was born on Oct. 16, 1940, in Grenada to Tommy Gene Bowen, and Pauline Thomas Bowen. She graduated from John Rundle High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi College. Gail began her working life teaching school in New Orleans. She later entered a career as an accomplished and successful professional businesswoman managing large malls in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Gail was predeceased by her husband, the love of her life, Lewis Benscotter. Lew was the pilot for Louisiana State University, which had a plane crash over the Atlantic Ocean, never to be recovered.
She enjoyed working in her yard and growing gorgeous flowers. She later moved to Ridgeland to be near her family. Over the years in Ridgeland, Gail entertained her childhood friends, the Grenada Girls, as she referred to them, many times. Gail was a lifetime Southern Baptist.
Many faithful caregivers were with her throughout these last years seeing to her every need. Her devoted, dedicated, loving caregiver and best friend, Sarah Gray, saw night and day that her care was as it should be so that her quality of life could have all the comfort and serious care as was possible. Oxford Health Care Director Deann Gibson worked many hours searching for the best caregivers for Gail. Loretta Powell, her committed caregiver, stayed by her side as she drew her last breath. Baptist Hospice nurse, Summer Smith, RN, and Rachelle Johnson, nurse’s aid, were diligent in their duties of caring for Gail. Appreciation also goes to Baptist Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, Madison Home Care, Baptist Physical Therapy and Ridgeland Fire Department for always carrying out their duties properly. The kindness in the treatment Gail received from Dr. Jeffry K. Leduff and staff is esteemed with high regard.
Survivors include two nephews, Edwin Benoist of Ridgeland and Kenton Bowen of Texas, twin great-nieces, Molly Benoist Eaton of Madison and Carrie Benoist McDill of Gluckstadt.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 29, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. Jim Nunnelee. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers are Clarice Townes Miller, Martha Grant Burnett, B.J. Oliver Smith, Kathryn Spraberry Garner, Sarilea Deaton and Mary Lee Simmons Boutwell, Maxine Hoffa Roachelle, Judy Bain Williams and Myrna Martin.
Memorials may be made to Mississippi College or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Frankie Morris Howell

Frankie Lou Morris Howell, 96, of Americus, Ga., died Dec. 27, 2018, at Magnolia Manor.
A native of Lyons, she was born July 9, 1922, to the late John M. Morris and Clara Lee White Morris and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Americus.
Graveside services were Monday at Grenada Memorial Gardens under the direction of McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.
Survivors include a daughter and a son-in-law, Sheryl Briscoe and her husband George of Lipan, Texas; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Corbett and Liz Howell of Americus, and James Howell of Alexandria, La.; a sister Juanita Pike of Americus; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Corbett Howell Sr.; daughter Clara Alverson; son Morris Howell; and a sister Leda Mae Bloodworth.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).
Patricia Fiona Jackson
Patricia Fiona Jackson, 54, of Holcomb, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at her residence.
She was born June 13, 1964, in Virginia to Applewhite and Sarah Moreland Jackson. She had worked for many years in customer service and was a Baptist.
A service to celebrate her life was held Saturday at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.
Survivors include her daughter Sabrina “Sasha” Jackson of Oxford and three sisters, Deborah Hughes of Georgia, Wanda Guest of Oregon and Melinda Huff of Nevada.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Charles David Kellum

Charles David Kellum, 88, of Grenada, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at his home.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland. A graveside celebration of life service will follow beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Jennie Baptist Church Cemetery in Lake Village, Ark., with Bro. Bobby Miller officiating. Interment will be in Jennie Cemetery in Lake Village.
Charles was born in Thorn, Miss., on March 16, 1930, to Howard Kellum and Doris Wooldridge Kellum. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force excelling to the 62nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron, in which he served three years abroad in Japan and two years in the states, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, the Occupational Medal and the Korean Service Medal. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Mississippi where he became involved with auto sales, eventually owning his own business. On April 16, 2007, he married Alice McCool Bowden in Lake Village. He enjoyed watching westerns and spending time with his grandchildren. Faithfully every Sunday, you could find him watching Jimmy Swaggart as loud as his TV volume would go.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Doris Kellum; first wife Patricia Miller Kellum; two brothers and three sisters.
Charles is survived by his wife Alice Kellum of Grenada; step-son, Mike Bowden (Natalie) of Grenada; seven grandchildren, Mallorie Bowden, Brecklyn Bowden, Landon Bowden, Morgan Bowden, Roman Bowden, Peyton Bowden, and Ireland Bowden; nieces, Ashley Kellum and Lauren Kellum; nephew, Scott Kellum; and special friends, Bobby and Peggy Miller.
To view and sign the online guestbook, please visit

Lisa Hill Land

Funeral services for Lisa Hill Land of Winona are Thursday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m. in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
Visitation is Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home.
Mrs. Land, 57, died on Dec. 31, 2018, at Winona Manor Nursing Home. She was born to Robert ‘Bud” and Margaret Moore Hill in Grenada on June 15, 1961. She was a disabled receptionist for Hoover Dental Clinic in Winona and a member of Kilmichael Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter Beth Land Gregg of Winona; son Colby Land of Duck Hill; father and stepmother, Robert ‘Bud’ and Diane Hill of Kilmichael; sister Kim McCalop of Grenada; two grandsons, and one grandchild on the way. She was preceded in death by her mother.
Contributions to defray funeral expenses would be greatly appreciated.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona handled arrangements.

Lucille Floyd Miller

Mrs. Lucille Floyd Miller, 97, of Grenada, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley.
She was born June 1, 1921, in Grenada to Robert Lee and Nannie Eleanor Jane Sullivan Floyd.  She was a devoted homemaker and a member of the Van Dorn Church of Christ.
Funeral services were Monday at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service with Bro. David Floyd officiating. Interment was in the Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Holman (David) of Water Valley and Dianne Cooper (Richard) of Carrollton; one son Dale Miller of Oxford; two grandchildren, Colby Miller and Mandy Miller, both of Oxford; one great-granddaughter Adamie Sticker; and one great-great-grandson Bash Sticker.
She was preceded in death by her husband Riley Jackson Miller and seven siblings.
Pallbearers weree Ben Blair, Brad Blair, Scott Craven, Chris Goodwin, Charlie Woods and Steve Woods. Honorary pallbearers were H.L. Floyd and Larry Floyd.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Virginia Golding Paris

Funeral services for Virginia Neal Golding Paris of Winona were Wednesday in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona.
Mrs. Paris, 89, died at Grenada Health and Rehab on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. She was born to Guy Edward and Alberta Scott Neal on May 22, 1929. She was a homemaker and a member of North Winona Baptist Church.
She is survived by her three sons, Tommy Golding of Winona, Ed Golding of Winona and David Golding of Houston, Texas; sister Alice King of Bossier City, La.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husbands, William Thomas Golding and James S. Paris Jr.; and her parents.
Memorial contributions can be made to North Winona Baptist Church, 602 Alberta Dr., Winona, MS 38967.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook can be signed at

Marjorie T. Spratlin

Marjorie Trussell Spratlin, 86, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford.
A funeral service was held Dec. 28 at North Oxford Baptist Church. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.
Mrs. Spratlin was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years O.D. Spratlin.
She is survived by son Ralph Spratlin of Hernando; three daughters, Melodie Taylor of Bentonia, Gail Oliver of Oxford, and Lisa Fortenberry of Oxford; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge.

Bobby Gene Yates

Funeral services for Bobby Gene Yates of Grenada were Wednesday at Grenada High School Auditorium with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Gore Springs.
Mr. Yates, 58, died of natural causes at UMMC-Jackson on Dec. 28, 2018. He was born on April 5, 1960. Mr. Yates was employed with the Grenada School District and the Grenada County Sheriff’s’ Department. He attended Mississippi Delta Community College and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar.
Mr. Yates is survived by his wife Sandra Yates of Grenada; three sons, Douglas Yates, Timothy Yates, both of Grenada; and Curtis Haynes of Houston, Texas; a special grandson, Brendyn Yates of Grenada; one sister, Mary L. Yates of Pasadena, Calif., and one brother Larry Yates of Los Angeles.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at
Charles Gaines Williams
Mr. Charles Gaines Williams, 71, of Grenada, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at his residence.
He was born May 6, 1947, in Grenada to Paul G. and Betty Ligon Williams.  He was co-owner of Williams Auto Sales and was a National Guard veteran.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Providence Cemetery with Bro. Ken Salley officiating.
Survivors include his wife Elaine Anderson Williams of Grenada; one daughter Gaylane Blair (David Jr.) of Grenada and a grandson Connor Blair.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

James William Hearn

James William (J.W.) Hearn, 93,  of Vicksburg died Dec. 30, 2018, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg.
Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 5, at 9 a.m. with the service following at 11 a.m. at Riles Funeral Home in Vicksburg. A graveside service following at Green Acres Cemetery.