James A. Baker, Jimmy Lee Brown, John Bernard Daly, Ruby Martin

James A. Baker

Mr. James Atkinson “Jim” Baker, 74, of Grenada, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada.
He was born Nov. 6, 1944, in Austin, Texas, to James Edward and Dorothy Atkinson Baker. “Baker,” as he was known by his friends, was a graduate of the University of Mississippi and had enjoyed a long, successful career in banking. He began his career at Union Planters Bank in Memphis and later moved his family to Grenada where he accepted a position with Sunburst Bank, which later became Union Planters, and ultimately, Regions Bank. “Baker” retired as senior vice president of Credit Underwriting with Regions, which culminated a 44-year career in banking. He was an avid golfer and his quick wit and dry humor will be missed by many who knew him.
A gathering to celebrate his life was held Monday, April 22, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.
Survivors include his wife Mary Lee Baker of Grenada; daughter Lee Ann Williams (James) of Atlanta; son Scott A. Baker of Oxford; and one grandson J.V. Williams.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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).

Jimmy Lee Brown

Mr. Jimmy Lee Brown, 60, of Grenada, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 29, 1958, in Detroit to James William and Annie Pauline Vance Brown. He was a retired truck driver.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 20, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. Interment followed in the Moorhead City Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Stevenson of Vicksburg and Penny Hill of Grenada; two sons, James Brown (Bobbi) of Grenada and Jimmy Brown of Ocean Springs; four sisters, Julia Riley of Holcomb, Mary Mann of Doddsville, Ann Cobb of Greenville and Judy Brown of Ocean Springs; two brothers, Carl Brown of Easley, S.C., and James Brown of Panama City, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Cynthia Brown; step-father Cecil Grantham; brother Billy Brown and seven grandchildren.
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).

John Bernard Daly

Mr. John Bernard Daly, 82, passed away peacefully on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Davis and Kathy Baker, in Columbus, after a short bout with cancer,
He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick R. and Elizabeth Daly, and a sister Helen Hailey.
Survivors include four sisters, Patricia Kelley of Nashville, Mary Daly of Grenada, Dorothy Spencer (Ed) of Jackson, Kathy Baker (Davis) Columbus, and a brother, Bill Daly (Sharon) of Grenada, in addition to a host of nieces and nephews.
John was born Aug. 13, 1936, in Meridian but spent his formative years in Bardstown, Ky., where he developed his love for horses. He moved to Grenada in 1952 where he graduated from John Rundle High School. He then proudly volunteered and served a three-year term in the U.S. Army. Upon his honorable discharge from the military, John completed his education by obtaining a degree in general business from Mississippi State College. His professional career was in the general accounting department with Plough, Inc. (makers of Coppertone and St. Joseph Aspirin) in Memphis.
Mr. Daly was an active communicate of St. Peter Catholic Church and was involved in The Knights of Columbus and all its activities. He was a devoted follower of all things cowboy, rodeo and Mississippi State.
McKibben and Guinn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Visitation, followed by a funeral mass, were conducted at St. Peter in Grenada. Interment was in the Oddfellows Cemetery.
The family requests any memorials be sent to St. Peter  Catholic Church, 320 College Blvd., Grenada, MS 38901 or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.

Ruby Martin

Mrs. Ruby Martin, 77, of Grenada, died Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.
William F. Pirro Jr.
(May 22, 1952 – April 18, 2019) William F. “Bill” Pirro Jr., 66, of Duck Hill, born on May 22,1952, in Queens, N.Y., entered into heaven on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Saint Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson.
Bill loved NASCAR, New York Yankees baseball, and MSU football. He was an advocate for Veterans’ Rights, along with the Law Enforcement Employees Benevolent Association. He was a Catholic and a veteran of the United States Army. Prior to taking early retirement, Bill was a government contractor for the Department of Defense at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, as a senior Microsoft Windows administrator.
Bill is survived by his wife of 40 years Coyita “Coty” Pirro of Duck Hill; daughter Catherine Pirro Brock of Kilmichael, and beloved granddaughter Mary Windham Brock. He is also survived by his brothers, Jerome Pirro of California, Thomas Pirro of New Jersey, John Pirro of California; his sisters, Loretta Pirro Donofrio of Florida, Mary Elizabeth Pirro Burchfield of Florida, Peggy Pirro of New Jersey; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Loretta Pirro; grandparents, Robert and Margarite Pirro and Jerome and Catherine Lyons; and an infant sister Rosemary Pirro.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at Oliver Funeral Home, with a graveside service to follow at North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Kilmichael at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Bill’s memory to the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, or you local police or sheriff’s department.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona (www.ofhwinona.com) is handling arrangements.