Keith Anthony Christian, Jeffrey Shann Counts, Helen Joyce Holland, James S. Robertson

Keith Anthony Christian

Funeral services for Keith Anthony Christian of Charleston were Thursday at St. Luke M.B. Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Chrisitan, 46, died at his home on April 4, 2019. He was born on Nov. 23, 1972. Mr. Christian was a member of the St. Luke M.B. Church choir and enjoyed singing and cooking.
Survivors include his father James Christian of Charleston;  two daughters, Kierra Rosebud and Keja Rosebud, both of Webb;  son Demarious Rosebud of Webb;  four sisters, Leslie Washington and Meesha Short, both of Charleston, Shatarsha Garner of Webb and Courtney Jones of Southaven; two brothers, James Polk and Derrick Polk, both of Greenwood.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Jeffrey Shann Counts

Mr. Jeffrey Shann Counts, 46, of Grenada, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Grenada.
He was born Jan. 30, 1973, in Grenada. Jeff was the Pre-Owned Sales Manager at Kirk Auto Company in Grenada and was a member of the Grenada Church of God. He will be remembered as a hard-working, dedicated man who took advantage of every opportunity he could to share the love of Christ with his friends and customers.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada with the Rev. Adelbert Adcock, the Rev. Jimmy Hood,  the Rev. James McElroy and Mr. Ricky Tipton officiating. Interment will follow in the Sparta Cemetery near Holcomb.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at McKibben and Guinn.
Survivors include his son Ashley Shann Counts of Grenada; sister Debra Pryor of Grenada; brother Lee Counts of Holcomb; one niece Blair Counts; one nephew Stephen Pryor; the mother of his child LaShon Counts; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father Howard Lee Counts; mother Sue Counts Schoolfield; and a sister Donna Jean Rocha.
Pallbearers will be Lee Counts, Stevie Flanagan, Cannon Kirk, Greg Mitchell, Stephen Pryor, Rick Tipton, Steve Tipton and Steve Woods.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Helen Joyce Holland

Mrs. Helen Joyce Holland, 90, of Grenada, formerly of Memphis, passed away April 8, 2019, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

She was born Feb. 19, 1929, in Fairplay, Texas, to Adrain Jackson and Ruth Leach Holland.

Helen was first a devoted wife and mother, then homemaker, seamstress, painter and genealogy enthusiast, who loved to watch birds and knit. Her love of books and reading lead her to a job as a librarian in the Memphis Public Library. She and her husband Sam were charter members of Georgian Hills Methodist Church where she was active in the Women’s Society and the children’s ministries. She currently was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She was kind, prayerful and gracious, a true friend and animal lover who will be missed by her four-footed companions, Kricket and Cody, and the deer kids.
Her life celebration service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the Chapel at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford with the Rev. Rick Shepherd officiating. Interment will follow at Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service at the funeral home from noon until service time.
Survivors include three daughters, Salen White of Somerville, Tenn., Deborah Newsome (Keith) of Hermitage, Tenn., and Bevelyn Shepherd (Rick) of Grenada; one grandson Jason Mayse (Melissa) of Millington, Tenn.; three great-granddaughters, Kirsten, Lauren Kate and Meredith Mayse, all of Millington, and one sister Cindy Presson of Milan, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Samuel Holland; sister Charlene Agee and brother Sammy Holland.
Pallbearers will be Jason Mayse, Rick Shepherd, Ron Webb, Keith Newsome, Hart Horton and Fin Horton.
Memorials in Mrs. Holland’s memory may be directed to the Christian Camp of North Mississippi, P.O Box 651, Indianola, MS 38751.
For further information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662.234.7971 or visit

James S. Robertson

Funeral services for James S. Robertson of Winona were Wednesday at Moore Memorial United Methodist Church in Winona with burial following in the Harmonia Methodist Church Cemetery near Sallis.
Mr. Robertson, 89, died at his residence on April 7, 2019. He was born in Attala County on March 31, 1930, and was the son of the late John S. Robertson and the late Lovie Burrell Robertson. He was the retired owner of Robertson Farm Equipment and 5R Farms in Winona and was a member of Moore Memorial United Methodist Church. His loves in life were his family, his church, working, hunting (particularly coon hunting), and fishing. Mr. Robertson was one of the few remaining members of the 1948 Sallis Wildcat Class B State Champion football team. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Anna Lou Dear Robertson; and his sister Bernice Robertson McNeil.
Mr. Robertson is survived by his four sons, Ronald Robertson, Don Robertson, Bill Robertson and Steven “Tiger” Robertson, all of Winona; sister Virginia Robertson Manning of Conway, Ark.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice or to the Harmonia Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona ( handled the arrangements.