Delores Trotter Gordon, Linda Staten Herbert, James Henry ‘J.T.’ Tillman, Jewel E. Wood

Delores Trotter Gordon

Delores Trotter Gordon, 72, of Duck Hill died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Delores was born to James and Neely Trotter in Duck Hill on May 16, 1946. Her parents preceded her in death along with her brother Park Trotter. She was a 1965 graduate of Montgomery County Vocational High School. She attended Gibson Beauty and Barber College in 1988 in West Point. Ms. Gordon was retired from Central Mississippi, Inc. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, doing hair, teaching Sunday school, and playing Candy Crush on her tablet.
She is survived by her brother Hosey Johnson of Germany and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Sweet Home Baptist Church near Duck Hill on Friday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m.
Roberts and Sons Mortuary of Winona is in charge.

Linda Staten Herbert

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Staten Herbert of North Carrollton will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Carrollton Baptist Church in Carrollton, with burial following in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.
The Rev. Ed McDaniel will officiate the services. Pallbearers will be Dan Bowman, Rainey Bowman, Lee Herbert, Greg Staten, Shane Whitfield and Matt Whitfield.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 25, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home in Winona; and Saturday, from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.
Mrs. Herbert, 75, passed away at her sister-in-law’s home in Grenada on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. She was born in West, Miss., on Aug. 4, 1943, to John Clifton and Mozelle McBride Staten. She was a retired teacher and an active member of Carrollton Baptist Church, where she served as treasurer for 13 years. Mrs. Herbert was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Lee Herbert; and her daughter, Laurianne Herbert.
Survivors include two daughters, Hollie Spellman of Carrollton and Stacie Rector (Randy) of Brandon; one son Dave Herbert (Angela) of Brandon; three brothers, John Staten (Kay) of Grenada, Charlie Staten (Bonita) of Greenwood, and Andy Staten (Kay) of Arizona; eight grandchildren, Brennan Sparks, Talbert Spellman, Lawson Spellman, Chance Herbert, Landon Herbert, Hannah Rector, Staten Rector and Mason Rector; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carrollton Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 5, Carrollton, MS 38917; The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022 (; or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (
Lee Funeral Home in Winona ( is handling arrangements.

James Henry ‘J.T.’ Tillman

Funeral services for James Henry “J.T.” Tillman of Grenada are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Battle Temple Church of God in Christ.
Mr. Tillman, 59, died Jan. 21, 2019, at UMMC-Grenada. He was born on Jan. 29, 1959. Mr. Tillman was a retiree of Memphis Hardwood Flooring and a member of the Strictly Business Social Club. He enjoyed dancing.
Mr. Tillman is survived by his mother Earlene Hardwick of Grenada; his wife Alice Louise Tillman of Grenada; four daughters, Morocko Mitchell and Latisha Bledsoe, both of Columbus, Ga., Teirra Tillman and Carneshia Tillman, both of Grenada; two sons, Kevin Bledsoe of Columbus, Ga., and James Tillman Jr. of Grenada; six sisters, Leonia Edwards, Glenda Berry, and Vera Talbert, all of Grenada; Alice Hardwick-Shields of Cleveland, Ohio, Eunice Hardwick of Starkville and Olivia Dove of Chicago; five brothers, Earl Williams of Eupora, Bennie Hardwick, Scottie Hardwick and David Earl Berry, all of Grenada, and Willie Elliot of Alton, Ill.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at

Jewel E. Wood

Celebration of life services for Jewel E. Wood, formerly of Grenada, will be Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at Christ Community Church.
Mrs. Wood died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at her home in Ackerman. She was born Oct. 30, 1934, in Marks and was the daughter of the late Mamie Austin and Doyle West.
Jewel was employed as a line coordinator at Thermos Bottle Company until her retirement.
Mrs. Wood was also preceeded in death by her three sons, Vernon Odom, Gene Odom and Wayne Odom.
She is survived by daughter Catherine Bright of Batesville; granddaughter/caretaker Jessica P. Mitchell of Ackerman, and several grandchildren and great-grand children.