Sheryl Ann Blaylock, Veldon ‘Butch’ Chapman, Alice Spell Duncan, Linda M. Gordon, Ray Harper, Clyde Jones, Ruby D. Loden, Debra Counts Pryor, Jeriamy Scott Smith

Sheryl Ann Blaylock

CALHOUN CITY – Sheryl Ann Howell Blaylock, 74, died at Grenada Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Grenada on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019.
Born March 2, 1945, in Calhoun County, she was the daughter of the late Howard Lee “Goat” Howell and the late Carlene Weeks Howell. She was retired from Binswanger Mirror Company in Grenada after more than 30 years of service in charge of payroll and accounts payable. Sheryl was a 1963 graduate of Vardaman High School and was a member of Bradford Chapel Baptist Church.
Services were Wednesday at Bradford Chapel Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband Jimmie Blaylock; two daughters, Leigh Ann Baker of Southaven and Amy Tinsley of Saltillo; sister Kay Reedy of Vardaman; two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bradford Chapel Cemetery Fund, Children’s Village, St Jude, or charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.
Pryor Funeral Home was in charge.

Veldon ‘Butch’ Chapman

Mr. Veldon Allen “Butch” Chapman, 75, of Holcomb, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at his residence.
He was born June 26, 1944, in Grenada County to Eula Washington and Courtney Cunningham Chapman. Butch had honorably served our country in the U.S. Navy at the White Sands Missile Range, aboard the USS Shasta and at the Bay of Pigs. Following his military service, he enjoyed a long, successful career with the National Park Service, retiring as a supervisor after 32 years. He also served as the East Coast Emergency Operations Office with the Park Service. Upon retirement back to Mississippi, he worked as a deputy sheriff and dispatcher for the Leflore County Sheriff’s Department. He was of the Baptist faith.
A gathering to celebrate his life was held  Sunday at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.
Survivors include his wife Helen Chapman; one daughter Jennifer Ann Ingram of Rosebloom; one son Matthew Allen Chapman of Holcomb; one sister Sue Clark of Holcomb; one brother Robert Earl Chapman of Arizona; and a grandson Jonah Ingram.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Martin Allen Chapman; three sisters, Mable Martin, Janie Wood and Lillie Mae Perkins; and two brothers, Mardis and E.W. Chapman.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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).

Alice Spell Duncan

Alice Spell Duncan, 79, of Grenada, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center-Grenada.
She was born Oct. 16, 1939, in Belzoni to Bardy and Frances Caldwell Spell. Alice was a devoted homemaker and a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a loving, caring mother, grandmother and sister. She was a precious soul who will be missed by all who knew her.
A graveside service was held Tuesday at Moore’s Memorial Cemetery in Carroll County with the Rev. Lanny Haley officiating.
Survivors include one daughter Pamela Valenti (Craig) of Fairhope, Ala.; one sister Jean Spell Ferguson (Lee) of Grenada; one brother, Thadd Spell (Opal) of Greenwood; two grandsons, Christian and Joseph Valenti; and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson Michael Johnson.
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).

Linda M. Gordon

Funeral services for Linda M. Gordon of Charleston are Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke M.B. Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Gordon, 61, died at Greenwood Leflore Hospital on Aug. 31, 2019. She was born on Oct. 4, 1957. Mrs. Gordon was a seamstress and enjoyed cooking and gardening.
Mrs. Gordon is survived by her husband Andrew Gordon of Charleston; daughter Shantell Hopson of Charleston; two sons, Coradell Murry and Qantarian Murry, both of Charleston; six sisters, Betty Murry, Bessie Faulkner and Sylvia Murry, all of Glendora, Rebecca Lofton of Robinsonville, Tonya Murry of Clarksdale, and Carolyn Williams of Ruleville; and six brothers, Ervin Murry and Lyndon Murry, both of Charleston, John W. Murry of Glendora, Larry Murry of Greenwood, Roger Reed of Wichita, Kan., and John H. Murry of Ruleville.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com,

Ray Harper

Ray Harper, 77, of Senatobia, died Aug. 31, 2019, at North Delta Hospice in Southaven.
Services were held Monday at First United Methodist Church Senatobia with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.
Mr. Harper was formerly camp manager for the Christian Camp of North Mississippi at Grenada Lake.
Survivors include his daughter Dawn Harper Ward of Senatobia; son Arthur R. “Trey” Harper III of Canton; sister, Betty Harper Cleveland of Jefferson City, Tenn.; six grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church in Senatobia where he was a member.
Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia was in charge.

Clyde Jones

Clyde Jones, 92, of Grenada, died Thursday, Sept. 5, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.
Joseph Kuykendall III
Funeral services for Joseph “Pee Wee” Kuykendall III of Charleston are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Jerusalem M. B. Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Kuykendall, 58, died on Aug. 28, 2019, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. He was born on May 21, 1961. Mr. Kuykendall was employed with Sayle Oil Company for 28 years. He also detailed cars.
Mr. Kuykendall is survived by his mother Ozella Kuykendall of Charleston; his wife Ivory Kuykendall of Charleston; son Joseph Daniels of Marks; three sisters, Brenda Garun and Doris Kuykendall, both of Charleston, and Latoya Kendrick of San Antonio, Texas; and one brother James Kuykendall of Grenada.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com.

Ruby D. Loden

Ruby D. Loden, 92, of Holcomb, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at Providence Assisted Living.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.

Debra Counts Pryor

Ms. Debra Ann Counts Pryor, 61, of Grenada, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center-Jackson.
She was born March 2, 1958, to Howard Lee and Sue Hood Counts. She had worked for many years as a bank teller and most recently alongside her son as office manager at Pryor Auto Company.
A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. Immediately following visitation, a graveside service will be held at the Sparta Cemetery near Holcomb with the Rev. Jimmy Hood officiating.
Survivors include her son Stephen Pryor of Grenada; one brother Lee Counts of Holcomb; two granddaughters, Laila and Summer Pryor; aunt Mildred Holman of Leflore County; brother-in-law, Jim Pryor and his wife Marcia of Horn Lake; and three nephews, Ash Counts, Conor Pryor and Tyler Womble; and one niece Jessie Grace.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; brother, Jeff Counts and a sister Donna Counts.
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).

Jeriamy Scott Smith

Funeral services for Jeriamy Scott Smith, 42, of Grenada, are at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Carroll County.
Visitation is Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at Mortimer National Funeral Home in Grenada.
Mr. Smith died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at his home. He was born on Nov. 20, 1976, in Memphis and was the son of the late Jerry Smith and Shirley Chandler Smith. He is also preceded in death by his sister Sandy Chandler.
Jeriamy was a self-employed plumber and electrician.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Jennifer Smith, and three daughters, Haley Hudson, Kayla Smith and Kara Smith, all of Grenada; one sister Stephanie Alldread; three brothers, James Owen, Jesse Owen and David Alldread; and many nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be made at www.nfhgrenada.com.
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.