Erma Ray Blaylock, Eleanor Littlejohn Clark, Margaret Pierce Drake, Evelyn Cole England, Milton Randal Jones, Mable Martin, Mary Lyn Steed

Erma Ray Blaylock

Mrs. Erma Inez Ray Blaylock, 94, of Grenada, passed away Thursday, Feb 14, 2019, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Crenshaw to Earl and Wilma Dodson Ray. Erma was a devoted homemaker and will be missed by her loving family.
A graveside service was held Saturday, Feb. 16, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada with Bro. Ken Salley officiating.
Survivors include two nieces, Donna Blaylock Perry (Paul) of Hattiesburg and Paula Blaylock Collins (Gary) of Grenada; two great-nieces, Michelle Perry Pellegrin and Melissa Perry Venable; two great-nephews, Benjamin Collins and Brady Collins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ruby Benson Blaylock and a sister Earline Ray Blaylock.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Eleanor Littlejohn Clark

Mrs. Eleanor Littlejohn Clark, 78, of Grenada, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at her residence.
She was born March 29, 1940, in Pontotoc County to Thomas W. and Beulah Williams Littlejohn. She retired after having worked for many years as a cosmetologist in her salon, Kut & Kurl. Eleanor was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the sanctuary choir and the Silvertones. She also served as a devoted deacon’s wife in the church’s Deacon Ministry and was a former Sunday school teacher.
Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 17, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada with Dr. Brent Barker officiating. Interment was in the Bluff Springs Cemetery in Webster County.
Survivors include one son Ronald Clark (Phoebe) of Grenada; three daughters, Sandra Stewart (Dwight) of Duck Hill, Melanie Barnett (Michael) of Birmingham, Ala., and Kay Mims (Todd) of Senatobia; five sisters, Katie Robertson of Arab, Ala., Nadine Harris of Mathiston, Elaine Medders of Mathiston, Ilene Fleming of Eupora, and Maxine Shinall of Pittsboro; one brother Avalon Littlejohn of Eupora; nine grandchildren, Scott Stewart, Amanda White, Blake Clark (Kelli), Ricky Clark (Megan), J.T. Mims, Cody Mims (Laura), Josh Mims, Kathy Clark Sewell (Conner) and Noah Barnett; 10 great-grandchildren, Marleigh Robinson, Jakob Welch, Mitch Stewart, Haylan White, Brandon Clark, Lyla Mims, Aven Claire Clark, Colin Clark, William Mims and Carter Sewell, and one sister-in-law, Betty Dalton of Duck Hill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William “Lynn” Clark; and six siblings, Arlis Littlejohn, Dorothy Frederick, Cleveland Littlejohn, Thomas Littlejohn, Marvon Littlejohn and Marlton Littlejohn.
Pallbearers were Noah Barnett, Blake Clark, Ricky Clark, Cody Mims, Josh Mims, J.T. Mims, Mitch Stewart and Scott Stewart.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Margaret Pierce Drake

Margaret was born in Memphis on Sept. 3, 1944, to Joyce Jenkins Pierce and Appleton Joseph (Bobby) Pierce.
Margaret was known to most people around Grenada as “The Cake Lady.” She worked at the Donut Shop alongside her brother Larry (The Donut Man).
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grenada where she was active in Sunday School, The Silver Tones choral group, and a workout class.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Richard Drake, her parents and her brother Glenn Allen Pierce.
She is survived by her brother Larry Joe (Sissy) Pierce, her son Julian Drake, and daughter Nathalie (Tom) Tramel, all of Grenada. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Jewel (Josh) Duncan and Jennifer (Lee) Reece both of Knoxville, Tenn., and Katy Tramel and Boe Tramel, both of Grenada; and two great-grandchildren, Bradley Duncan and Laney Drake of Knoxville.
A funeral service was held Monday at First United Methodist Church in Grenada. The family requests that any memorials be made to Grenada FUMC TV or Music Ministries.
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).

Evelyn Cole England

Mrs. Evelyn Francis Cole England, 91, of Grenada, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at her residence.
She was born July 2, 1927, in Tippah County to Sylvester and Bertie Mae O’Brien Cole. She had worked for many years at Pennaco Hosiery in Grenada and was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church in Grenada.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 18, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service with the Rev. Sherman Barnette officiating. Interment was in the Grenada Memorial Garden.
Survivors include one daughter Tricia England Kirby of Grenada; three sons, Danny Hodges (Patsy) of Ridgeland, Donny Hodges (Doris) of Grenada, and David England (Leana) of Vaughan; one sister Peggy Boyette of Grenada; six grandchildren, Stacy Hodges, Stephen Hodges, Candice Hodges, Tiffany Hodges, Sabrina Roberts and Ginger Pullen; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester Cole and Bertie Mae O’Brien Boyette; her husband Bob England; one son Butch Hodges; four brothers, Sidney, Jack, Sylvester and Roy Cole; two grandsons, Derrick Hodges and Rusty Hodges.
Pallbearers were Charles Blair, Ricky Cole, Wayne Harlow, Scott Hodges, Stacy Hodges and Michael Stewart.  Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Jones, Billy Meredith, Robert Meredith, Buddy Tartt and Bobby White.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Milton Randal Jones

Mr. Milton Randal ‘Randy’ Jones, 64, of Duck Hill, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
He was born Nov. 7, 1954, in Bibb County, Ala.  Affectionately known as “No-Show,” Randy spent most of his working life as a welder. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He loved music and dogs and was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the West Blocton Church of God in West Blocton, Ala., with Bro. Ethridge Smith and Bro. Robert Morman officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery near West Blocton. Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
He is survived by his fiancé and devoted companion Debra Morman of Duck Hill; two daughters, Nikki Hughey of Montgomery, Ala., and Angela Ferguson of Higganum, Conn.; two sons, Lloyd Calvin Morman and Robert Lewis Morman, both of Duck Hill; five grandchildren, Witt, Pacey and Cort Ousley and Andrew and Trevor Ferguson; and his father, Buddy Jones of Gordo, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his mother Betty Sue Caldwell Jones; a sister Norma Lynn Davis and a brother Kenny Jones.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Mable Martin

Mrs. Mable Martin of Holcomb died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.

Mary Lyn Steed

Graveside funeral services for Mary Lyn Hoover Steed of Sumner were Sunday, at Oakwood Cemetery in Winona.
Mrs. Steed, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Desoto in Southaven. She was born in Indianola on Nov. 29, 1948, to Marion Lester and Minnie Lou Slocum Hoover. She worked at Farm Bureau and was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Winona.
Mrs. Steed is survived by her husband Toby Lee Steed of Sumner; three stepsons, Kevin Lee Steed of Grenada, Toby Lee Steed, Jr. of Starkville, and Chris Lee Steed of Hamilton; sister Sue Kelly of Winona; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one nephew.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother Bobby Joe Hoover; and her nephew Scott Kelly.
Lee Funeral Home of Winona was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook can be signed at www.ofhwinona.com.