Velma L. Farish
Velma L. Farish, 85, a homemaker, died Aug. 21, 2019, at Grenada Health and Rehab.
Graveside services were Saturday at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Gore Springs.
Survivors include son Billy Farish (Donita) of Saginaw, Texas; daughter Sharlotte Lawton of Grenada; sister Cindy Blankenship of McCarley; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Tom Farish; parents, Howard Bingham and Sadie Lowe Bingham; sons, Thomas Farish and Jerry Farish, and daughter Joyce Moorman.
Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale was handling the arrangements.
Command Sgt. Maj. Johnny Neal Marlow
Command Sgt. Maj. Johnny Neal Marlow, U.S. Army retired, of Carrollton died at the VA Medical Center in Jackson on Aug. 20, 2019.
He was born in Eupora on May 28, 1951, and was the son of the late Bill and Wauweece Neal Marlow.
CSM Marlow, 68, was a retired from the Mississippi Army National Guard and was also a retired Master Sgt. with the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. He was currently serving as a Command Sgt. Maj. with the Mississippi State Guard, as a Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy, as the Carroll County Veterans Service Officer, and the president of Veterans Helping Veterans in Carroll County. He was a member of Vaiden Baptist Church in Vaiden.
Funeral services were Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada with burial in the North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Kilmichael.
CSM Marlow is survived by his wife Christy Costilow Marlow of Carrollton; sons, Chris Marlow of Long Beach and Jeff Marlow of Ocean Springs; sisters, Sheila Newsom of Grenada, Carolyn Hodges of Greenwood, Peggy Brister of Kilmichael and Billie Garner of Ocean Srpings; brother Gayle Marlow of Alva; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Veterans Helping Veterans, P.O. Box 77, Carrollton, MS 38917; or a children’s charity of the donor’s choice.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona (www.ofhwinona.com) handled the arrangements.
Mary Louise Vickery
Mrs. Mary Louise Williams Vickery, 89, of Coffeeville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Oxford.
She was born Nov. 20, 1929, in Yalobusha County to Eldridge Ray and Mildred Louise Summers Williams. She had worked for many years at Kellwood in Coffeeville and also in the cafeteria at the Coffeeville Schools. A devoted homemaker, Mrs. Vickery was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Louise will be remembered for her kind spirit, delicious meals and always keeping those around her laughing.
Funeral services were Sunday, at New Hope Baptist Church near Coffeeville with the Rev. Billy Hill officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son Tom Vickery of Coffeeville; three sisters, Dorothy Golden of Russellville, Ark., Juanita Brower of Coffeeville and Susan Massey of Mountain View, Ark.; two brothers, Terry Barton (Ann) of Grenada and Bobby Williams of Water Valley; four grandchildren, Amanda Bardo (Michael) of Coffeeville, Adam Vickery of Grenada, Morgan Vickery of Bruce and Carol Vickery of Oxford; and two great-grandchildren, Andy Bardo and Bentley Saxton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Henry L. Vickery; one son Cecil Vickery; and a brother Wayne Barton.
Pallbearers were Marty Bardo, Shelby Brower, Danny Dorris, Ray Schmitz III, Wayne Smith and Adam Vickery.
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).