Eva Snell Frazier
Eva Jane Snell Frazier of Grenada was born Aug. 29 to James Lester and Dorothy Sponberger Snell of Holmes County.
She was the fourth daughter of seven children. Mrs. Frazier was preceded in death by her parents; oldest sister Sandra Deason and younger sister Cathey Courts.
She is survived by her husband George Frazier; sisters Marie Sanders of Poplar Creek, Martha Truitt and Doris Blaylock of Kosciusko; and brother Lester “Bubba” Snell Jr. of Hernando.
She is also survived by a daughter Theresa Blaylock and granddaughters Hannah Hux and Emily Blaylock of Grenada; step-son Robert Frazier; and grandsons Michael and Dylan Frazier of Elliott. She also leaves three great-grands.
Eva retired as a real estate agent after working for Ward and Henry Brister of Brister’s Pharmacy and at Piggly Wiggly as a cashier. She volunteered as Red Cross secretary for many years and worked with Jimmy Biddy in “service to military” calls and emergencies. She was a member of Grenada Chapter No. 253 and J. B. Small No. 38 (Winona) Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, the “Red Hatters,” and Daughters of the Confederacy. Her greatest pleasure was her mission work. She loved doing the “backyard Bible schools” and crafts. She was looking forward to her first out-of-country mission trip when it was discovered that she was suffering from colon cancer.
She passed to her heavenly home Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford after complications from pneumonia. Services were held at First Baptist Church of Grenada with visitation Jan. 2, and the funeral Jan. 3. Interment was at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Teoc in Carroll County.
It was Eva’s request that in lieu of flowers, any memorials be made to the Acts 1:8 mission trip at First Baptist Church.
John Wesley Jackson
Funeral services for John Wesley Jackson, 55, of Greenwood, were Sunday at Mortimer National Funeral Home in Grenada.
Burial was in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery in Grenada.
Mr. Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 20.9, at his home.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1963, in Grenada County and was the son of Jimmy Dewitt Jackson and Mary Gladys Poe Jackson.
John was employed as a truck driver. He was a Baptist, and he served in the National Guard. John enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR racing. He was a big fan of Dale Earnhardt.
Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his wife Cheryl Jackson; his father Jimmy Dewitt Jackson; one brother Jimmy Wayne Jackson; and his grandparents, Dewitt and Laverne Jackson and Pete and Jo Poe.
He is survived by his mother Gladys Bennett of Grenada; one daughter Natalie Jean Jackson Robbins and her husband Stephen of Batesville; three granddaughters, Sierra Robbins, Madison Robbins and Aubrey Robbins; two sisters, Brenda Jackson of Greenwood and Tammy Miller of Olive Branch; one foster brother Donnie Cain and his wife Pam of Bruce; and life-long friends of 40 years, Dave and Linda Yarbrough of Oxford.
Memorials may be made to the Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.nfhgrenada.com.
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Wesley Gene Lishman
Mr. Wesley Gene Lishman, 78, of Grenada, passed away Jan. 18, 2019 at his residence.
He was born Sept. 8, 1940. in Leflore County to Wheeler Lishman and Minnie Lou Blakely Lishman. He was a truck driver and an Army Veteran.
Funeral services were Monday at McKibben & Guinn Funeral Service. Interment was at Red Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife Mary Ann Lishman; one daughter Tracy Denise Lishman of Horn Lake; one son Jeffery Wayne Lishman of Grenada, and one sister Pearl Dyche of Gore Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Virginia Lishman and Louise Grantham, three brothers James, Johnny Ray and Wheeler Lishman Jr.
Pallbearers will be James Ayers, Ricky Russell, Billy Huffman, Bobby Kendall, Mike Costilow and Candy Box.
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).
Donna Kay Livingston Smith
Mrs. Donna Kay Livingston Smith, 49, of Grenada, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at her residence.
She was born Nov. 11, 1969, in Cleveland. Donna was a kind and generous person who passed away too young. She was a strong person, and this shone through during her battle. Donna liked to live life to the fullest. She loved to spend time with “her boys,” and she would tell anyone they were her greatest accomplishment. She especially loved when she could have them all under the same roof, whether it be for a family gathering or just so they could enjoy watching their favorite shows.
Her grandchildren were her world, and she loved to show pictures to anyone who would look at them with her. Donna thoroughly enjoyed her career as a nurse. She retired after 20 years. Donna was a very friendly person and was always happy to make new friends, and she had such a vast number of friends. She loved to listen to music, it didn’t matter what genre or who sang it, if it had a good beat you can bet Donna was singing and dancing, especially with her grandchildren. Donna was a very outgoing person, and she will be missed dearly by everyone.
Funeral services were Monday at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada with the Rev. Barry Worrell officiating. Interment was in the Grenada Memorial Garden.
Survivors include four sons, Roger Turner (Mallory) of Eupora, Matt Hodges (Tara) of Grenada, Garrett Turner (Summer) of Grenada and Cole Turner (Selby) of Grenada; mother and step-father, Betty and Steve Lott of Grenada; one brother Ronnie Livingston (Beverly) of Cleveland; four grandchildren, Skyler Turner, Karson Turner, Jayden Hodges, Paisley Turner and one on the way Avery Hodges; and one nephew Rob Livingston.
She was preceded in death by her father Woodrow Livingston Jr., and her husband Carl Smith Jr.
Pallbearers were Matt Hodges, Tyler Thornton, Ryan Trusty, Cole Turner, Garrett Turner, Roger Turner, Devin Williams and Jared Woods.
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).