Margaret Ann Everett
Margaret Ann “Meme” Everett, 54, of Denham Springs, La., was peacefully called home to our Lord on Dec. 31, 2018, surrounded by loved ones at Clarity Hospice in Baton Rouge.
Born on Dec. 3, 1964, in Baton Rouge, Margaret’s life was fulfilled by her children and grandchildren—they were her most prized possession. Margaret was kind-hearted, generous and had a servant’s heart. She never met a stranger and was loved by all. Margaret enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, watching TV, and spending time with her friends and family. She had a knack for life and taste for adventure. Her fondness for Olive Garden and caramel frappes was only surpassed by her uncanny appreciation for Crocs, long phone calls, four-letter words, and Ole Miss football—that latter two of which simultaneously go hand-in-hand for any true Ole Miss fan.
She was a Grenada resident for 12 years, (1999-2011), where she was employed at GLMC as a medical billing and coding specialist.
Margaret is preceded in death by her mother, Madileane Hall Everett of Jackson and brother David Everett of Byram. She is now celebrating eternity with both of them, most likely dancing – happy and pain free.
“Meme’s” life will forever be cherished by one daughter Sandy Castle and her significant other, PJ; one son Travis Castle and his wife, Alli; two step-children, Tad Castle and Alyssa Castle; and eight grandchildren: Adam, Triston, Gaten, Kirsten, Bailee, Connor, Kade and Carter. She will be greatly missed by and fondly remembered by many friends, neighbors, and extended family.
A Celebration of Life was held at First United Pentecostal Church, Bethel Chapel, on Friday, Jan. 4.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Margaret’s favorite charity: Susan G. Komen. Tribute Cards can be mailed to 1220 S. Range Ave, Denham Springs, LA 70726.
J. Curtis Hall
RALEIGH, N.C. – J. Curtis Hall, 93, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
He was born in Glade Spring, Va., to the late L.S. Hall and Bettie Cox Hall and was raised in Garner, N.C.
Mr. Hall lived in Grenada from 1970-1993, where he served as president and general manager of Hall Trucking Company. In the late 1950s and 1960s, he founded and ran two successful restaurants, Piggy Park and Kwix Drive-In, on Capital Blvd. in Raleigh. Earlier in his career, he was employed by the N.C. State University business office, and he remained a lifelong Wolfpack fan.
Curtis was a 1943 graduate of the Old Garner High School and was a varsity basketball player during his junior and senior years, and team “captain” in his final year.
Upon graduation he enrolled in the U.S. Merchant Marines and saw active duty service during World War II in the Atlantic, Middle East, Mediterranean, and Pacific War Zones. He was serving on a warship in the Pacific waiting to invade Japan at the time of the surrender in 1945.
Curtis was an active member of Methodist Churches during residences in Raleigh, Grenada and Myrtle Beach, S.C. He and his late wife Joyce Matthews Hall were avid dancers and golfers. Curtis also held a private pilot’s license with instrument rating.
Survivors include his daughter Janet Marie Hall and son-in-law Jim Campbell, of Chevy Chase, Md.; sons, James Grey Hall of Raleigh, N.C., and Robert Stanley Hall and wife Terri of Oxford; sister Alice Hall Williams of Garner; brother William A. Hall of Nashville; four granddaughters, five great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and 12 step-great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Stanley W. Hall, Hal D. Hall and R.N. Hall.
Services were Saturday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Garner with burial in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.
Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. Online condolences may be made at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com
William Wayne Hames
Mr. William Wayne “Bill” Hames, 73, of Carroll County, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford.
He was born Feb. 17, 1945, in Grenada to William Ernest and Daisy Coleman Hames. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and a National Guard Veteran.
As a young man, William started out working on his father’s cotton farm as well as his cotton gin, W.E. Hames Gin Co. He worked most every season as a gin hand and worked his way up to manager after mastering every position in the gin. Following his graduation from Delta State University, he took a job at the Employment Service in Clarksdale. His experience with farm and gin labor equipped him with the skills and wisdom to be a job recruiter in the Mississippi Delta for the Employment Service.
After five years of service to the state, he was hired as a salesman for a fledgling seed company called, Dixie Seed Co. Having gained a reputation as a good salesman, he was recruited by Helena Chemical Co. and moved his new family to West Memphis, Ark. After a couple of years with Helena, he was recruited by a chemical manufacturing company called Velsicol Chemical Co. as a field representative with an emphasis on pasture and industrial vegetation management. From the experience and contacts he made at Velsicol Chemical Co., he was being made ready for his final career move. Sometime around 1983, he was approached by a small company called Davis Forestry in Monticello, Ark. Because of his knowledge in weed control and his close connection with chemical manufacturers he was asked to join them in starting a new company called Timberland Enterprises. His effort with this company would help lay the groundwork for the future of industrial and forestry vegetation management in the Southeastern United States.
In his time at Timberland Enterprises, William Hames was a driving force behind the development of a company that was built on customer service and ingenuity. He would always say; however, that without his wife Judy and his support staff at his home office he could never have accomplished what he did to serve the timber industry through Timberland Enterprises.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 5, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada with the Rev. Dennis McKay and Dr. Brent Barker officiating. Interment followed in the Gore Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years Judy Haile Hames; one daughter Melanie Hames McClain (Christopher) of Carroll County; two sons, William Jason Hames (Missy) of Carroll County and Alan Wayne Hames of Starkville; and four grandchildren, William Paxton Hames, Macie Abbott Hames, Chamberlain Scott McClain and Mary Hames McClain.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
Pallbearers were Wayne Poe, Mike Herring, Glenn Alexander, Dwight Stewart, Steven McCormick and Darren Dodd. Honorary pallbearers were Kermit Austin, Curtis Hames, Ron Hames, Gary Hames and Jerry Hames.
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).
Alice Faye Warren Johnson
Alice Fae Warren Johnson, 75, passed away on Jan. 1, 2019, at her home after a brief illness.
She was born to Mary Lou and Earl Elmer Warren on Aug. 6, 1943, in Knoxville, Tenn., and grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She was a class of 1962 graduate of Moss Point High School. In her school days, she enjoyed playing basketball, dancing, and spending time with her friends.
She grew up as a member of Four Mile Creek Baptist Church and later in life called Safe Harbor United Methodist Church her church family. As a member of the gospel quartet, The Melodytones, she brought special meaning to the song “Jesus, There’s Just Something About That Name.”
She had an independent streak and worked throughout her life, first at Cato in Grenada and Oxford, and then Bank of Mississippi in Grenada. She made many friends throughout her time working and remained friends when she moved.
Never losing her love of the coast and her family there, she returned and continued her work at BancorpSouth in Ocean Springs and lastly at Lowe’s in Gautier. After her return to the coast, she married Terry Johnson, whom she had known since high school. She and Terry celebrated their 18th anniversary in June. They loved to dance, and the dance floor would clear when they danced the Jitterbug to numerous of their favorite 50s tunes.
Throughout her life, Alice Fae was devoted to her children, instilling the values of hard work and determination. She cherished her 11 grandchildren, who affectionately called her Mammaw.
She was predeceased by her parents. Along with her husband, she is survived by her children from her first marriage, Jeff Hall (David Snider) of Charlotte, N.C., Andy Redding (Jeff) of Conyers, Ga., and James Alan Hall (Whitney) of Eau Claire, Wisc.; and her step-daughter, Vicky Hupe (Chris) of Ocean Springs; grandchildren, Walker, Nate, Drew and Shelby Redding; Isabel, Austin, Cailey, Claira, Maylee and Rennah Hall; and Christopher Hupe. Additionally, she is survived by her sisters, Alla Mae Chattom of Eight Mile, Ala.; Alda Rae Canfield of Moss Point and brother Billie Wayne Warren (Shirley) of Grand Bay, Ala.; as well as her nieces, Twila Canfield, Nora Loper, Mary Thornhill, and nephews Jerry Chattom and Christopher Warren.
A service to celebrate the life of Alice Fae was held Saturday, Jan. 5, at Safe Harbor United Methodist Church, 12000 Hwy 63, Moss Point, MS. Interment was in Machpelah Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Jeff Redding, Walker Redding, Nate Redding, Drew Redding, David Snider, Chris Hupe, and honorary pallbearer Christopher Hupe.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The Riemann Family Funeral Home served the family and an online guestbook may be signed and condolences offered at www.riemannfamily.com