Cora Mae Cole, George W. Kelly, Emma Peacock-Harvey, Wilson C. Marter Jr., Leon Perry, Bertha Mae Ratliff, Lee Thompson, Richard Dean Vick

Cora Mae Cole

Funeral services for Cora Mae Cole of Glendora are Saturday at 3 p.m. at Persimmon Grove Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Calvary Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Cole, 90, died at UMMC-Jackson on Aug. 18, 2019.  She was born on Aug. 17, 1929.  Mrs. Cole enjoyed sewing and gardening.
Mrs. Cole is survived by seven  daughters, Dorothy McCray and Roshella Cole, both of Glendora; Henreen E. Robinson of Saginaw, Mich., Mae Helen Kincaid of Holcomb, Lana Cole of Helotes, Texas, Arletha Norris of Smyrna, Del., and  Marcieta D. Hayes of Tutwiler; three sons, Kelly Cole of Chicago, Kenneth Cole of San Antonia and Jerome Cole of Shorewood, Ill.; three sisters, Veada Tyler and Odessa Tyler, both of Chicago, and Wille Belle Tyler of Clarksdale; and two brothers, Roosevelt Tyler and George Tyler.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.  Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com.

George W. Kelly

Funeral services for George “Willie” Kelly of Charleston are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rocky Branch M.B. Church with burial in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
Mr. Kelly, 62, died of a massive stroke on Aug. 14, 2019, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was born on Aug. 6, 1957.
Mr. Kelly is survived by his fiance Belinda A. Frost.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com.

Emma Peacock-Harvey

Funeral services for Emma L. Peacock-Harvey of Grenada are Saturday at 3 p.m. at Greater Pine Hill M. B. Church with burial in Haven Rest Cemetery.
Mrs. Harvey, 88,  died at her home on Aug. 18, 2019. She was born on March 25, 1931. Mrs. Harvey was a homemaker.
Mrs. Harvey is survived by her husband Willie Harvey Jr. of Grenada; three daughters, Mary Robinson and Marlene Spearman, both of Grenada, and Teresa Mohead of Snellville, Ga.;  and four sons, Melvin Harvey and Marvin Harvey, both of Grenada; Charles Tillman of Gore Springs; and Robert Harvey of Clarksville, Tenn.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.  Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com.

Wilson C. Marter Jr.

Wilson C. Marter Jr., 72, of Kilmichael died at his residence on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.
Mr. Marter was born in Duck Hill on June 23, 1947, to Wilson C. Marter and Elvis Christine Hazzard Marter. He was a retired installer for Inte-tel Telephone Company in Texas and was a veteran.
Mr. Marter is survived by his daughter Megan Jordan of Rochester, New York; three brothers, Johnny Lee “Cotton” Marter of Grenada, Ricky Wayne Marter of Carmack and James Irby “Dick” Franklin of Carrollton; and four grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Charles Stacey.
An online guestbook is available at www.ofhwinona.com.
Oliver Funeral Home is in charge.

Leon Perry

Funeral services for Leon “Dip” Perry of Grenada are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bethal Cathedral with burial in Haven Rest Cemetery.
Mr. Perry, 60, died at Grenada Health and Rehab on Aug. 16, 2019.  He was born on Dec. 11, 1958.
Mr. Perry is survived by three sisters, Willie Gertrude Perry of Fulton, Debra Champion of Jackson and Barbara Dent of East St. Louis, Ill.;  and one brother Russell Perry of Grenada.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.  Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com.

Bertha Mae Ratliff

Funeral services for Bertha Mae “Bert” Ratliff of Duck Hill are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wilkins Chapel M.B. Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Ratliff, 88, died at Greenwood Leflore Hospital on Aug. 15, 2019. She was born on July 26, 1931. Mrs. Ratliff was an active member of Wilkins Chapel and served on the Usher Board and the Mother Board,
Mrs. Ratliff is survived by four daughters, Gail Nalls of North Carrollton, Gladys Burt and Velma Young, both of Duck Hill, and Cassandra Deamer; three sons, Willie Earl Ratliff, Eddie Ratliff and Roy Ratliff, all of Duck Hill;  four sisters, Lydia Mae Williams of Washington, N.C., Sally Nash of Highland Park, N.J., Cathleen Wiggins of New Brunswick, N.J., and Lucy Clay of Winona; three brothers, Walter B. Davis of San Jose, Calif., Fred Davis of Joliet, Ill., and Jim Davis of Duck Hill.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.  Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com.

Lee Thompson

Funeral services for Lee “Candyman”  Thompson of Grenada are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Covenant House with burial in Sweethome Cemetery.
Mr. Thompson, 57, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital on Aug. 18, 2019. He was born on May 16, 1962.  Mr. Thompson enjoyed fishing, playing Bingo, and playing spades.
Mr. Thompson is survived by three sisters, Wilma Thompson-Hurd, Betty Thompson Graves, and Janice D. Thompson-Kowskin; and one brother J. V. Thompson.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.  Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com.

Richard Dean Vick

Richard Dean “Rick” Vick, 68, of New Summerfield, Texas, passed away on Aug. 14, 2019, at his home.
He was born March 27, 1951, in Grenada to Dr. Walter Dean Vick and Geraldine (Little) Arrington.
Mr. Vick is survived by his wife of 16 years Jennifer Murphy-Vick of New Summerfield, Texas; son Kristofer Vick and daughter-in-love Gina Winstead-Vick of Brandon; daughter Lydia Anne Rutherford of Ft. Gordon, Ga.; very special granddaughter Lydie Jean “L.J.” Vick; ex-wife and friend Lydie Vick of Brandon; sister Dr. Gina Bray of Southaven; sister Patricia and brother-in-law Terry Jones of Coffeeville; multiple nephews, nieces, great-nephews and a great-niece. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Carl Arrington, step-mother Hanna Harris and brother Bill Arrington.
Rick graduated from Grenada High School in 1969, then joined the Marines. Following his time in the service, he married Lydie and they had one son Kristofer. In the early 1980s they moved to Jacksonville, Texas, where he worked as a programmer and wrote software for Three Bell Brothers and later for Sysco/ TU Electric. In 1999, he moved back to Mississippi to work for Arch Communications. On Aug. 14, 2003, he married Jennifer and moved back to Texas in 2004. He went back to college to pursue a degree in theatre from TAMU-Commerce in the mid-2000s.
Rick loved theatre and was very active in multiple community and professional theatres throughout his adult life. He enjoyed acting with his friends and family at Cherokee Civic Theatre, Lake Country Playhouse, Black Rose Theatre Company, New Stage and Theatre on Tour, to name a few.  He was very active in both Kristofer’s and Lydia’s extracurricular activities. Rick was always cheering them on. Rick loved life and lived life to the fullest.
Visitation will be Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Texas, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Barbara Morgan officiating. Rick will be interred at McDonald Cemetery in New Summerfield, Texas.
Honorary pallbearers are nephews Scott Tribble and Cody Jones; friends,  Albert Croft, Brandon Burns, David Champion, Johnny Croft.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests for memorial donations to be made to Cherokee Civic Theater in Rusk, Texas; Lake Country Playhouse in Mineola, Texas; or Black Rose Theater Company in Brandon, Miss.
Autry Funeral Home is in charge.