Curtis Lynn Adkins, Kenneth Wayne Calder, David Gene Jordan, Coy Keck, Merle Anderson Williams

Curtis Lynn Adkins

Curtis Lynn Adkins, 64, of Grenada, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Carroll County.
He was born Oct. 5, 1954, in Bastrop, La. While Curtis worked for many years at Resolute Forest Products, he will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, friend and an avid outdoorsman.
A service to celebrate his life was held Saturday, June 15, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.
He was preceded in death by his son Trapper Adkins and parents Curtis Adkins and Mary George Nolan.
Survivors include his wife Laura Adkins; two sons, Del Martin of Grenada and Chris Gunter (Brittney) of Hernando; two daughters, Elizabeth Martin of Detroit, Mich., Christie Vance (Jeff) of Prattville, Ala., and two sisters, Keitha Powell of West Monroe, La., and Melissa Adkins of Farmerville, La.; one brother Carl Adkins of Sterlington, La., and six grandchildren, Gabe, Avery, Katelynn and Hannah Gunter, and Dalton and Corbin Vance.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Kenneth Wayne Calder

Mr. Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Calder, 51, of Coffeeville, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 8, 1967, in Grenada. Kenny, an avid outdoorsman, will be remembered as a hard-working man who devoted 23 years of his life to Yalobusha County in both District 1 and District 5. Kenny was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Coffeeville. He had spent recent years welding for the public and could always be found offering a helping hand. Kenny was a loving father and was well-loved by many. His passing leaves a hole in many hearts.
Funeral services were Monday, June 17, at Calvary Baptist Church in Coffeeville with the Rev. Elbert McKnight officiating. Interment was in the Calder family plot in the Calvary Cemetery east of Coffeeville.
Survivors include two daughters, Ashley Calder Nelsson (Nick) of Texas and Harlie Calder of Grenada; three sons, Alex Calder (Leykon) of Coffeeville, Chad Martin and Randy Calder, both of Grenada; his mother Jamie Depew of Coffeeville; seven grandchildren, Mackenzie Calder, Ozzy Skipworth, Nicholas Nelsson, Cooper and Easton Godwin, Paisley Calder and Alexis Calder; two nieces, Tiffany Calder and Tara Calder; two step-sons, Matt and Dylan Reeves of Coffeeville; step-mother, Barbara Calder of Coffeeville; step-sister, Terry Simpson (Leonard) of Coffeeville; and one step-brother, Jerry Ferguson (Alisha) of Coffeeville.
He was preceded in death by his father Charlie Calder and his brother Randy Calder.
Pallbearers were Alex Calder, Randy Calder, Robert Calder, Russell Calder, Jerry Ferguson, Chad Martin, Tyler Potts, Van Potts and Ray Schmitz, III. Honorary pallbearers were Emmitt Brown, Lee Church, Charles Liles, Michael Price, Ray Schmitz, Jr. and Filo Simpson.
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Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

David Gene Jordan

David Gene Jordan, 70, of Winona died Friday, June 14, 2019, at Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona.
Funeral services were Monday in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Jordan was a member and also served as a deacon of Scotland Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of Oliver Florist and a director’s assistant for Oliver Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife Becky Jordan of Winona; two sons, Ken Jordan of Grenada and D’Wayne Jordan of Itta Bena; one sister Linda Hodges of Kilmichael; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Jordan was preceded in death by his first wife Shirley Reeves Jordan; his parents, Thomas Milton and Robbie Delores Collins Jordan; one sister Jo Parks; and one brother Melvin Jordan.
Memorials may be made to Scotland Baptist Church, Geeslin Corner Volunteer Fire Department, or the American Cancer Society.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona ( handled the arrangements.

Coy Keck

Coy Keck, 90, passed away peacefully at home in Tillatoba surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
He was born in Vilonia, Ark., to Louis and Mary Ellen Keck.
He was happily married to his wife Margie for 60 wonderful years. Their two children, Kelli and Tracy, were the pride of his life. His love for videography, and he was often found behind the camera during holidays and around town. He loved capturing the beauty of Grenada lake.
Mr. Keck was employed with Sterling Stores for 40 years. His employment brought him to Grenada to manage the Magic Mart Discount Store in 1974. After retirement in 1984, he owned and operated Airport Grocery Bait Shop & Deli for 13 years. His love of photography was evident with the thousands of pictures displayed on the walls of the store. This got the attention of the Mississippi Roads television show, which featured the store in an episode. He retired to the white sandy beaches of Destin, Fla., and spent years there before returning home to Grenada.
Coy was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with his family. Left to honor and remember his life are his loving wife Margie; his beloved children Kelli and Dallas Jones, Tracy and Christi Keck and Bonnie Hall. His grandchildren, Jason and Ashley Jones, Ryan Keck and Katie Swoboda, Kyle Keck and Tyler Keck; great-grandchildren, Miley and Jace Jones; nieces and nephew, Carolyn Loyd and Kenny and Jackie Cole; great-niece and great-nephews, Kevin Moore, Eric Cole and Erica Cole; his many brothers-and-sisters-in-laws and nieces and nephews.
Coy rejoins his loved ones, his parents and his sister Marie Keck Cole and brother-in-law Eugene Cole.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Merle Anderson Williams

Mrs. Merle Marie Anderson Williams, 72, of Coffeeville, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
She was born April 5, 1947, in Calhoun City to Neal and Johnnie Lollar Anderson. She was a retired inspector at Borg-Warner in Water Valley and was a member of First Baptist Church of Coffeeville.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service with the Rev. Truman Scarborough officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery at Big Creek.
Survivors include her son Allen Howard “Howie” Williams, Jr. (Wendy) of Coffeeville; two sisters, Shirley Nelson of Big Creek and Doddie Ross of Big Creek; five grandchildren, Jamie Coleman (Shelia), T.K. McCammon, Neal McCammon, Charlee Williams and Jessie Williams; one great-grandchild, Gracie Little; two special nieces, Tammy Beshears (John) and Amber Harris (Chuck); two special nephews, Bubba Nelson (Velvet) and Doug Crutchfield (Susan); and a step-son John Lawson Bower of Grenada.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Allen “Hoss” Williams; sister Teresa “Sissie” Dugan; brother Tom Anderson and a grandchild Andrew McCammon.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).