Elton Brooks Breland, William David Higgs, Joe James, Willie M. Walthall

Elton Brooks Breland

Mr. Elton Brooks “Bo” Breland, 87, of Grenada, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 10, 1932, in Webb to Elton Nicolean and Mary Barrentine Breland. Bo graduated from the Webb-Swan Lake High School in 1950, which was the school’s last graduating class.  An excellent athlete, Bo played high school baseball, went on to play semi-pro baseball and later enjoyed coaching his son’s baseball team.
Bo faithfully served our country in the U.S. Navy where he was a jet mechanic. After working for over 30 years at South Central Bell, Bo retired and played golf as much as time allowed. Bo was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Grenada.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, at First United Methodist Church in Grenada.  Interment will follow in the Oddfellows Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from noon until service time Friday at the church.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Breland; two daughters, Beckie Carlson (Mitch) of Fairhope, Ala., and Lisa Saxton (Lackey) of Banner; one son, Elton “Blue” Breland Jr. of Gore Springs; one brother, Charles Breland (Debbie) of Grenada; six grandchildren, Will Erickson, Andy Saxton, Brooks Breland, Ann Latham Pugh (Joe), Aly Smith (Jordan) and Justin Breland (Audrey); nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Janet Smith and Carolyn O’Neal; and a brother Jerry Breland.
Pallbearers will be Will Erickson, Andy Saxton, Brooks Breland, Justin Breland, Jordan Smith and William Erickson. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Pugh, El Hugh Ferguson, Billy Joe Waldrup, Dynamite Kirk, Herman Duke, Paul Barton, Kenny Tierce, Melvin Noland, Chuck Thomas, Ed Hill, George Hightower, Joe Monteith, Will Ferguson, Lee Erickson, David Hammons, Jerry Dantone, Frank George, Bobby Heath, Tommy Suckow, Bill West and Billy Littrell.
Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church of Grenada or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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).

William David Higgs

William David Higgs, 72, of Vaiden, died at Vaiden Community Living Center on Sunday, March 24, 2019.
Mr. Higgs was born in Indiana on March 26, 1946, to Joy Elmer and Martha Lois Phelps Higgs.
Mr. Higgs was a retired self-employed machinist and enjoyed building things, taking care of his cows, music, and playing his guitar. He loved giving to Boys Town and to St. Jude and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Brenda Welch.
Mr. Higgs is survived by his wife, Opal Channell Higgs of Vaiden; daughters, Lillie Mae Dearman of Kentucky, Becky Mobley of Jackson, Debbie Parker of Florida, Mary Blasingame of Oxford, Glenda Roberson of Holcomb and Jennifer Lloyd of Greenville; sons, William David Higgs II of Illinois, Glenn Grice of Knoxville, Tenn., and Tim Grice of Greenville; sisters, Lynn Loflin of Purvis, Martha Higgs of Pascagoula, Judy Cooper of Ackerman and Lillie Bowman of Purvis; brother Joe Higgs of Lumberton; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Mr. Higgs will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org), 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to Boys Town (www.boystown.org), 200 Flanagan Boulevard, P.O. Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010.
An online guestbook is available at www.ofhwinona.com.
Oliver Funeral Home is in charge.

Joe James

Funeral services for Joe “Big Joe” James of Grenada, formerly of Gore Springs, are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Greater Pleasant Grove M.B. Church with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Mr. James, 75, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford on March 22, 2019. He was born on April 4, 1943.
Mr. James is survived by his daughter Jackie Hardiman of Grenada; two sisters, Lurene James Willis of Racine, Wis., and Latrice James Willis of Grenada; and two brothers, Marvin James of St. Louis and Theo James Jr. of Duck Hill.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.

Willie M. Walthall

Funeral services for Willie M. Walthall will be Saturday at noon at Belle Flower M.B. Church.
Mr. Walthall died at Greenwood Leflore Hospital on March 22, 2019. He was born on April 10, 1933.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.