Thomas W. Bailey, Jimmy Dale Beck, Betty Jane Bowen, Gray H. Little, Brian Keith Mills, Jimmy L. Mister, Joann D. Williams, Ruby T. Zuelzer

Thomas W. Bailey

Thomas “T.W.” Warren Bailey of Starkville, formerly of Grenada, passed peacefully in his sleep at the age of 93 on Aug. 1, 2019.
He was born April 5, 1926. to the late Morton Turner Bailey and Sammie Dowdle Bailey in Charleston, but he grew up in Grenada.
He served during World War II as a B24 Waist Gunner for the Army. Following his service, he attended Northwest Junior College in Senatobia and then began his career as an Agent Operator for the Illinois Central Railroad working in Batesville, Hollandale, Grenada, West Point and Starkville. He also served as the General Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Communications International Union, President of  Batesville Civitan Club, and as a Youth Sunday School Teacher.
He was one of several men who worked tirelessly to help bring the vision of Kirk Academy in Grenada to fruition. He was a loving and devoted husband and father who greatly enjoyed sponsoring and attending special events involving his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He and his wife retired in Batesville and later relocated to Starkville in 2005 to be near their daughters. They were members of First Baptist Church.
Thomas was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy “Dott” Tuttle Bailey; his brother James Terrell Bailey of Grenada, sisters Rosetta Bloodworth and Dorothy Bailey of Grenada, and Jeffie Filgas of Fredericksburg, Va.
Thomas is survived by his daughters, Olivia (Ted) Loftis and Donna (Alvis) Deford of Starkville. He is also survived by five grandchildren and their families: Bailey (Adrienne) Anderson, Davis, Warren and Claire of Starkville; Neal (Sonya) Anderson, Neely and Taylor of Cleveland; Kevin (Hope) Anderson and Carol Grace of Mathiston; Meredith (Aaron) Adams, Audrey and Austin of Missoula, Mont.; Ben (Sandra) Loftis, Tessa and Carson of Nolensville, Tenn.
A graveside memorial service, led by grandson Bailey Anderson, was held Saturday, Aug. 3, at Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville. Special tributes were also given by his daughters, and beloved family member the Rev. Brownie Tohill of New Albany.

Jimmy Dale Beck

Mr Jimmy Dale Beck of Grenada passed away Thursday morning at UMMC Grenada.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service

Betty Jane Bowen

Mrs. Betty Jane Woods Bowen, 82, of Duck Hill, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson.
She was born Jan. 23, 1937, in Duck Hill to Alf and Agnes Hayward Woods. Mrs. Bowen was an active member of Duck Hill Baptist Church and retired after working for over 40 years at the Duck Hill Bank.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Duck Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Buchanan officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Duck Hill.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday at Duck Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter Cindy Branch (Mo) of Madison; one sister Patsy Woods Windham of Duck Hill; three brothers, Jimmy C. Woods, Alf Woods Jr. and Billy E. Woods, all of Duck Hill; two grandchildren, Kellye Donnell (David) and Phillip Branch (Blair), both of Madison; six great-grandchildren, Clay, Chase, Mackenzie, Cohen, Finley and Ryan; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband James Allen Bowen.
Pallbearers will be Clay Dean, Wade Dean, Shed Hunger, Andrew LeFlore, Mitch LeFlore and Louis Ray.
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).

Gray H. Little

Mr Gray H. Little, 90, of Grenada, passed away Wednesday evening at UMMC Grenada.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.

Brian Keith Mills

Funeral services for Brian Keith Mills of Grenada were Thursday at at First Apostolic Church in Grenada with burial in Twin Oaks Memorial Cemetery in Southaven.
Mr. Mills, 50, died at his home surrounded by family on Aug. 3, 2019. He was born on June 6, 1969. Mr. Mills was a truck driver.  He enjoyed playing golf and darts.
Mr. Mills is survived by his father Herschel Lee Mills;  wife Deborah Mills; four daughters, Amber Mills, Kristine Mills, Carla Walls, and Rylea Laws, all of Franklin, Tenn.;  two sons, Donnie Mills and Brad Andrews, both of Franklin, Tenn.;  and sister Tammy Winter.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.  Online condolences may be made at clarkwiliamsfuneralhome.com.

Jimmy L. Mister

Funeral services for Jimmy L. “Big M” Mister are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Grove M.B. Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Mister, 65, died at his home on Aug. 5, 2019. He was born on Oct. 28, 1953.  Mr. Mister was a custodian at the University of Mississippi. He loved to fish, make crafts and tell jokes.
Mr. Mister is survived by his wife Trudie Perry Mister of Oxford; three daughters, Juanita Reed of Missouri, Ariel Booker and Amber Mister, both of Oxford;  three sisters, Annie Ruth Dills, and Hazel Tate, both of Milwaukee, and Rubie Brown of Coffeeville; and one brother William Mister of Coffeeville.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.  Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com.

Joann D. Williams

Funeral services for Joann D. “Jo” Williams are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Greater Pleasant Grove with burial at the church cemetery.
Mrs. Williams, 47, died at Greenwood Leflore Hospital on Aug. 6, 2019. She was born on Sept. 18, 1971.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her mother Getrude Drinkwater of Grenada; father, A.C. Drinkwater of Grenada; three daughters, Shundra Conley, Kiarra Drinkwater and Tearria Drinkwater, all of Grenada; two sons, Antonio Drinkwater and Tony Drinkwater, both of Grenada  three sisters, Sara Drinkwater of Jackson, Mary Nash of Chicago, and Carolyn Drinkwater of Grenada; and one brother Earnest Drinkwater of Grenada.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.  Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com.

Ruby T. Zuelzer

Mrs. Ruby I. Thompson Zuelzer, 86, of Grenada, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at her residence.
She was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Medicine Park, Okla., to John and Alma Overton Carter. She was a pioneer of women’s rights as a standing member of the Professional and Business Women’s Foundation. Ruby supported her family while putting herself through college. She worked for many years at the Children’s Research Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. She also worked in the laboratory as a cytogeneticist and immunohematologist at the VA Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.; a culture typist at the American Red Cross in Bethesda and ultimately retired as the Director of Blood Bank Services under the Department of Pathology at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
At Mrs. Zuelzer’s request, there will be no service held at this time.
Survivors include her son Daniel Dwayen Thompson Jr.; two daughters by marriage, Barbara Ferguson of New York and Jacquelyn Anderson of Maryland; one brother Aubrey Carter of Grenada; three grandchildren, Ted Ferguson of New York, Jennifer Ferguson of New York and Amanda Ferguson of California; one great-grandson Joseph Dwayne Thompson; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dr. Wolf Zuelzer; brother Edward Carter of Big Sandy, Texas; and grandson Daniel “Danny” Thompson, III.
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).