Mose Eubanks, Robert Earl Gilbert, Mable Irene Chapman Martin, Eddie McNeal, Ruth Calder Bolen Polk,

Mose Eubanks

Funeral services for Mose Eubanks of Jackson, formerly of Grenada, are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Pearl Street AME Church in Jackson with burial in Haven Rest Cemetery in Grenada.
Mr. Eubanks, 74, died at the VA Medical Center in Jackson on Feb. 16, 2019. He was born on April 4, 1944.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.

Robert Earl Gilbert

Robert Earl Gilbert, 41, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at his home.
Visitation will be noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland. Celebration of Life services will follow at 3 p.m. at Ray Funeral Home. Interment will be in North Cleveland Cemetery.
Robert was born on Feb. 2, 1978, to Homer and Patricia Gilbert in Cleveland, Miss. On Feb. 18, 2006, he married Trina Lee Stacy in Winona. He worked as a factory worker at Modine, formerly known as Heatcraft, for 21 years. Robert liked to fish, cook crawfish and grill in his spare time. He enjoyed hunting out of his front door, tinkering on vehicles, working on trucks, and attending races, and bonfires. Robert loved his family dearly, spending his time at home listening to country music and enjoying a cold one.
He is preceded in death by his father Homer Gilbert Jr.; brothers, James “Mackie” Gilbert and Homer Keith “PeeWee” Gilbert; step-brother, Kenneth Dwayne “Slick” Kendall; and grandparents, Homer Gilbert and Rosie Mae Gilbert, and William Reese and Gladys Hearn (Walter).
Robert is survived by his wife Trina Gilbert of Grenada; mother, Patricia Kendall of Grenada; children, Madison Gilbert of Cleveland, Chealsey Gilbert of Grenada, Jordan Gilbert of Cleveland and Amber Gilbert of Grenada; step-son, Derek Blaylock of Winona; sisters, Karen Gilbert Grisham (Melissa) of Jackson and Tracie Holmes of Dallas, Texas; step-brothers, James “Bubba” Kendall (Shannon) of Grenada and Jason Jake Kendall of Grenada; father-in-law, Larry Stacy (Charlene) of Liberty, Ind.; mother-in-law Susan Cottingham (Kenny); aunts, Linda Morse (Bud) of Prudenville, Mich., Tammy Freeman (George) of Sunflower, and Mary Lee Pope (Hubert) of Cleveland; uncle, Bobby Gilbert (Kay) of Pace; brothers-in-law, Larry Stacy Jr. of Connersville, Ind., Robbie Hendrix (Megan) of Liberty, Ind., Brad Hendrix (Tammie) of Liberty, Ind.; sister-in-law Heather Marie Matthews of Indianapolis; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
Pallbearers will be Derek Blaylock, Alton Gilbert, Ed Gilbert, John Earl Moody, Robert Kendall, and Champ Gilbert.
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Mable Irene Chapman Martin

Mrs. Mable Irene Chapman Martin, 81, of Holcomb, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at her residence.
She was born April 3, 1937, in Gore Springs to Eula Washington and Courtney Cunningham Chapman. She had worked for over 50 years at Pennaco Hosiery and was a devoted member of the Sparta United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were Tuesday at McKibben and Guinn with the Rev. Steve Livingston and the Rev. Rick Shepherd officiating. Interment was in the Sparta Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter Helen Bright of Texas; grandson Joshua Bright of Texas; one sister Sue Clark of Holcomb; two brothers, Robert Earl Chapman of Surprise, Ariz., and Veldon Allen Chapman of Holcomb.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Frank Martin; two sisters, Lillie Mae Perkins and Janie Wood; and two brothers, Mardis Chapman and E.W. Chapman.
Pallbearers were Michael Clark, Marshall Estes, Charlie Martin, Cliff Martin, Taylor Martin and Walter Martin.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Eddie McNeal

Funeral services for Eddie McNeal of Grenada are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion M.B. Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. McNeal, 76, died at his home on Feb. 16, 2019. He was born on Feb, 11, 1943. Mr. McNeal enjoyed fishing and cutting wood.
Mr. McNeal is survived by his wife Leslie McNeal of Grenada; daughter Sonya Hughes of Grenada; three sons, Martin Hughes of Eupora and Lawrence McNeal and Antonio Willis, both of Grenada; four sisters, Ermer Logan of Atlanta, Freddie Johnson of Jackson, Margaret Thompson-Blackmon of North Carolina, and Dorothy Plane of Illinois; and one brother Larry McNeal of Tampa, Fla.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.
Elder Jesse Clayton Phillips
(March 5, 1936 – Feb. 18, 2019) Elder Jesse Clayton Phillips of Pontotoc passed from this life on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at the State Veterans Home in Oxford.
A memorial service for Elder Phillips will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dewayne Dubard and the Rev. Fletcher Moorman officiating. Visitation will be at Oliver Funeral Home on Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m.
Elder Phillips, 82, was born in Geneva, Ga., on March 5, 1936. He was the son of the late William Steven and Corinne Crumbie Phillips, and the widower Kathleen Sykes Phillips. Elder Phillips was a Primitive Baptist minister for many years, pastoring numerous churches in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Mississippi, with the majority of his pastorates being in Mississippi.
Elder Phillips was also retired from H & R Block in Memphis, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a stepdaughter Dorothy Joe “Dot” Chism; brother-in-law R.J. Sykes; and 11 brothers and sisters.
Elder Phillips is survived by his stepdaughter Doris Elaine Blackburn (Stephen Glen) of Hernando; sister Nancy “Nell” Singleton of Georgia; grandchildren, Christy Jo Russell, Timothy Chism and Glenna Denise Bates; great-grandchild, Brody Tyler Birdsong; sisters-in-law, Lucy McCollough of Duck Hill, Sarah Hendrix of Grenada and Bonnie Applegate of Dayton, Ohio; brother-in-law Sam Sykes of Grenada and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, 43 Lower Bethlehem Road, Winona, MS 38967; or to the Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 410 Hwy 404, Duck Hill, MS 38925.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona ( is handling arrangements.

Ruth Calder Bolen Polk

Mrs. Ruth Calder Bolen Polk, 88, of Grenada, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
She was born Aug. 12, 1930, in Pittsboro to Johnny H. and Jesse Estelle Harrelson Calder. She retired after working many years as a tax collector for the City of Grenada. Ruth was an active member of First Baptist Church of Grenada.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at First Baptist Church of Grenada with Dr. John Boler and Dr. Jim Nunnelee officiating. Interment will follow in the Grenada Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son Ron Bolen (Mary Beth) of Senatobia; granddaughter Christie Griffin (Justin) of Tupelo; three great-grandchildren, Preston, Brooks and Rachel Caroline Griffin; two step-sons, Wayne Polk (Cheryl) of Meridian and Stanley Polk (Angie) of Tulsa, Okla.; two step-grandchildren, Amanda Floyd (Shawn) and Andrew Polk (Mary Beth); sister Jeanne Walls of Jackson; niece Teresa Vanlandingham and a nephew Zane Walls.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband James B. Bolen and her second husband Vernon Polk.
Pallbearers will be Bill Defenbaugh, Chris Fleming, Jay Gore III, Justin Griffin, Wayne Polk, Wayne Smith, Jeff Sanford and Zane Walls.
Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church of Grenada or the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).