Darnelle Howe, Dave Craig Hovey, Thomas Mark Rush

Darnelle Howe

Mr. Darnelle Howe, 92, a long-time resident of Oakland, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the State Veteran’s Home in Oxford.
He was born October 14, 1927 in Oakland to Ethel and Gertrude Burns Howe. Darnelle served our country in the U.S .Army and enjoyed a long career with the U.S. Forest Service. Darnelle loved gardening, hunting and baseball. He was a Methodist.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Goshen Cemetery near Coffeeville under the direction of McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.
Though Darnelle never married, he was a loving uncle who leaves behind many nieces and nephews who will cherish his memory.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lenora Fly and Mae Donaldson and three brothers, Wallace Howe, E.B. Howe and Aubrey Howe.
Pallbearers will be Bubba Howe, Butch Howe, Ray Durdin, Charles Fly, Dynamite Kirk and Buddy Neal.
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).

Dave Craig Hovey

Mr. Dave Craig Hovey, 82, of Coffeeville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at his residence.
He was born Oct. 9, 1937 in Minot, N.D. to David Flint and Wilda Underwood Hovey. Dave spent most of his working life building radio and television towers all over the United States and abroad. He honorably served our country in the US Navy.
A voracious reader, Dave had published two of his novels and contributed greatly to the Yalobusha Historical Society where he was a member. Dave was an avid outdoorsman and in his earlier years enjoyed racing motorcycles. Dave could always be found with a smile and outstretched hand, willing to help anyone in need. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday  at the Yalobusha Historical Society Headquarters (formerly Coffeeville Presbyterian Church) with the Rev. Truman Scarborough officiating. Private burial will follow in the Harbour Cemetery near Coffeeville.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Emma Ruth Dawkins Hovey; one son Jon Hovey of Oxford; brother Jon Clark Hovey of Philadelphia; two grandchildren, Amanda Rochelle Hovey and Joshua Jon Hovey; and a great-grandchild, Jonathan Daniel Cothern.
Memorials may be directed to the Yalobusha Historical Society, P.O. Box 258, Coffeeville, MS 38922.
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).

Thomas Mark Rush

Thomas Mark Rush, 35, of Grenada, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. He was born April 19, 1984 in Cleveland to Thomas Edward and Joyce Smith Rush. Mark worked as an HVAC Technician at S&G Heating and Air Conditioning in Grenada and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Mark honorably served our country in the US Army having served two tours to Iraq with the 3rd ID.
Funeral services were held  Oct. 19 at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada with Dr. Bob Self officiating. Interment with military honors followed in the Smith Cemetery in Tallahatchie County.
Survivors include his wife Heather Rush; two daughters, Elisabeth Faith Rush of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Riley Abigail Rush of Grenada; one son Thomas Wyatt Rush of Grenada; parents, Tommy and Joyce Rush of Grenada; two sisters, Amanda Rush Gillis (Tim) of Grenada and Mallory Rush Byrd (Davis) of Tampa, Fla.; grandparents, Adren and Elizabeth Smith of Cleveland; sister-in-law Danielle Floyd of Grenada; nieces and nephews, Adrianna Gillis, Leyton Gillis, Alaina Gillis, Stella Byrd, Ainsley Tutor, Jaxon Williamson and Henley Grace Smith.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edward Marshall and Marjorie Beavers Rush and an aunt, Amy Smith Wells.
Pallbearers will be Brian Ford, Michael Gray, Adam Greniger, Thomas Lee, T.C. Reyes, Alvin Urquhart and Leon Williams. Honorary Pallbearers will be Holland Bailey and Michael Moore.
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).