Erma Blaylock, Mildred Thomas Vance

Erma Blaylock

Mrs. Erma Blaylock, 94, of Grenada, died Thursday, Feb, 14, 2019 at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.
Dorene Stewart
Miss Dorene Stewart, 91, of Grenada, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Providence Assisted Living.
She was born Feb. 4, 1928, in Webster County to George Webster and Annie Doss Stewart.  She was a graduate of Wood College and retired as a vice president at Sunburst Bank after 31 years of dedicated service. She was a devoted member of the Van Dorn Church of Christ where she served as bookkeeper for many years.  She was also a lifetime member of the Grenada Pilot Club and a charter member of the Grenada Legal Secretaries Association.
Dorene was an aunt’s aunt.  From endless sessions of pushing on the swing-set to trips to the 10 cent store, she made each of her nieces and nephews feel that she was “their” aunt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Marion Stewart and James Melba Stewart, and sisters Omalene Vaughan and Ruth Roberts.
Dorene is survived by her nieces and nephews: Dorothy Schmitz of Eupora, Donald Vaughan (Shirley) of Grenada, Ron Vaughan (Penny) of Tupelo, Dell Mitchell of Starkville, Jerry Roberts (Cheryl) of Vicksburg, and Rick Stewart (Carol) of Tallahassee, Fla.; great-nieces and nephews: Darrel Schmitz (Donna) of Starkville, Paula Vaughan of Collierville, Tenn., Lauren Leslie (Harvey) of Grenada, Julie Summers (Richard) of Madison, Beth Muselwhite (David) of Grenada, Ronnie Vaughan (Barronee) of Tupelo, Shellie Mitchell of Huntsville, Ala., David Vaughan of Gulfport, Brent Mitchell (Kristen) of Huntsville, Ala., Justin Roberts of Vicksburg, Kerry Roberts of Vicksburg, Vanessa Stewart of Florida, and Daniel Stewart of Florida; and great-great nieces and nephews: Vaughan Stewart, Courtney Schmitz, Sarah Murphy, Ben Leatherman, Stewart Summers, Libby Summers, Bailey Muselwhite, Leah Vaughan, Joe Mitchell, Elizabeth Muselwhite, Emily Mitchell, Jack Leslie, Tyler Roberts and Crosby Roberts.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Darrel Schmitz, Ronnie Vaughan, Bailey Muselwhite, Justin Roberts, Brent Mitchell, Joe Mitchell, Stewart Summers and Ben Leatherman. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Leslie and Tyler Roberts.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service with Bro. Ken Salley officiating. Interment will follow in the Oddfellows Cemetery.  Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service Saturday at McKibben and Guinn.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Mildred Thomas Vance

Mrs. Mildred Ruth Thomas Vance (Granny), 90, of Grenada, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.
She was born March 4, 1928 in Charleston to Charlie and Ethel Thomas. She was a retired bus driver with the Grenada School District. Mrs. Vance faithfully worked alongside her husband, A.E., for many years running Vance’s Greenhouse and Geeslin Corner Grocery. She was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church, where she was an active member.  She loved her family and friends, and she enjoyed gardening, cleaning and shopping with her girls.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Friendship Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Self and the Rev. Sherman Barnette officiating. Interment will follow in the Smith Cemetery at Rosebloom.  The family will receive friends from noon until service time Friday at the church.
Survivors include one son Bobby Vance (Susan) of Grenada; one daughter Lisa Hughes (Todd) of Coffeeville; one son-in-law Jeff Staten of Grenada; 11 grandchildren, Cindy Kinard (Clint), Dale Staten, Shane Staten (Fran), Jeffery Staten, Jennifer Youngblood (Terrance), Kelly McAdams (Jay), Austin Vance, Jessica Richardson (Brandon), Matthew Hughes (Blaire), Melanie Stallings (Bert) and Jay Blaylock; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband A.E.; daughter Joyce Staten; son David Vance; daughter-in-law Vickie Vance and her parents, Charlie and Ethel Thomas.
Pallbearers will be Dale Staten, Shane Staten, Matthew Hughes, Ashley Melton, Justin Kinard and Austin Vance. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Meredith, Samy McCracken, Bobby White, Donny Hodges and Charlie Jones.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).