Benton Frank Barrett, Glenda Gail Floyd, Marvin Nathan Haddock, Johnnie Ruth Hughes, Walter Wayne Little, Steven Ray Vance

Benton Frank Barrett

Benton Frank Barrett, 81, of Grenada, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. at his home surrounded by family.
He was born Feb. 27, 1938, in Bruce to the late William Benton and Jessie Lee (Goforth) Barrett. After his service to our country in the United Sates Air Force, he worked his way up to becoming a captain on a river boat in the Inland waterways. His joys were many, including reading, hunting, fishing, coin collecting, knives and firearms. But nothing meant more to him than his family. He was member of Enid Baptist Church.
A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Oct. 27, at Pittsboro Cemetery in Pittsboro with Bro. Rickey Harris officiating.
Nathan Jones, Joseph Fewell, John Barrett, Wes Ballard, Daniel Ballard, and Bubba Chaney served as pallbearers.
Mr. Barrett is survived by four sons, David Barrett (Doretta) of Chicago, Felix Shipp (Brenda) of Grenada, Daniel Barrett of Hernando and Jason Barrett (Shannon) of Starkville; two daughters, Tina Finger (John) of Hernando and Patricia Fewell of Scobey; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Along with his parents, Mr. Barrett was preceded in death by his wife Jimmie Nell Barrett.
Seven Oaks Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

Glenda Gail Floyd

Glenda Gail Costilow Floyd, 58, of Grenada, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
She was born May 7, 1961, in Grenada to Charles Riley and Margaret Carpenter Costilow. Gail had worked as a secretary at the Hugh White State Park for over 23 years and will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.
Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 27, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada. Interment followed in the Red Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband Stephen Floyd; three daughters, Amber Floyd Smith of Coffeeville, Heather Rush and Danielle Floyd, both of Grenada; five grandchildren, Jaxon Williamson, Henley Grace Smith, Riley Rush, Wyatt Rush and Ainsley Claire Tutor; one sister-in-law Angie Smith (Jody) of Grenada and brother-in-law Phil Floyd (Terry) of Duck Hill.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law Mark Rush.
Pallbearers were Ben Blair, Jeff Floyd, Phil Floyd, Phillip Floyd, Andy Gann and Chris McNatt.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Marvin Nathan Haddock

Lifelong Grenada resident Marvin Nathan Haddock, 83, died peacefully Oct. 6, 2019, at his home.
Mr. Haddock was born July 5, 1936, to Mr. John Haddock and Mrs. Onie Mae Haddock.
Mr. Haddock was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Rosie Haddock and his son John Wayne Haddock, a Grenada Police Captain who died heroically in the line of duty.
Marvin was a fun-loving man with a lot of determination and a very strong will. At an early age, he developed a passion for mechanics and fully enjoyed working on his antique cars, motorcycles and anything with a motor.
Marvin loved his friends and relatives. His love of Christ was demonstrated by his willingness to always give. His visits from friends would usually end with his saying “Is there anything I can do for you?”
Marvin never met a stranger. All who knew him will miss his sense of humor and his quick wit. Mr. Haddock enjoyed vacationing in his motor home and had many fascinating adventures while traveling around the country.
Marvin retired from the Grenada Fire Department after 30 years of service with the rank of captain. He truly loved his fellow firemen and his job to serve others.
He is survived by two sisters, two stepdaughters and his beloved grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Home in Grenada on Nov. 1, at 1 p.m. Any memorials can be sent to the Grenada Boys and Girls club.
Many thanks go to Sunflower Home Health, Legacy Hospice, and, in particular, his God-sent and loving caretaker Ms Peggy Willis, an angel, who provided much love, peace, laughs and joyous comfort to him.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Johnnie Ruth Hughes

Johnnie Ruth Hughes, 86, of Grenada, died Oct. 23, 2019, at home, surround family.
She was born in Grenada County on Sept. 5, 1933, to Johnny and Willie (Henderson) Williams.
A family and friends visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mt. Herman AME Church, 601 Brooks St., Grenada.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at noon at Greater Powell Chapter, 865 Springhill Road, Grenada.
Hughes and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Walter Wayne Little

Calhoun City — Walter Wayne Little, age 79, of Calhoun City passed away on Oct. 23, 2019.
Born Sept. 7, 1940, he was the son of the late Freddie Morgan Little and the late Orie Holland Little. He was born and raised in Oxberry, the youngest son of 11 children.
Wayne was instilled at a young age with a strong work ethic and a dedication to family. He passed these beliefs on to his children and grandchildren. Throughout his life, Wayne held many jobs: logger, farm manager, mechanic and truck driver, but the titles he was most proud of were Daddy and Papaw. Always ready with a smile and a laugh, he loved to talk and enjoyed being with his friends and family. He was known for his trademark hats and for being a loyal friend.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Margie Hancock and Florence Ratliff; five brothers, Marvin Little, Tully Little, Doc Little, Cebo Little and Buddy Little.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years Glenda Goodson Little of Calhoun City, two daughters Shelley (Keith) Dorris of French Camp and Amanda (Tommy) Stephens of Starkville; nine grandchildren, Ashley (Mack) Williams of Eupora, Zane Dorris of French Camp, Nicholas Reynolds of Mathiston, Jenna Reynolds, of Slate Springs, Ross Cochran of Mathiston, Gavin Bateman of Starkville, Tommy and Carson Stephens of Starkville, and Jessica (Casey) Simmons of Boliver, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren, Lilley Williams and Kaigan Simmons; one brother, Bill (Etoyle) Little of Grenada; two sisters, Lou Whatley of Grenada and Mahaley Hames of Oakland; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 27, at Pryor Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Vance and Bro. Danny Spratlin officiating. Interment was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Steven Ray Vance

Memorial services for Steven Ray “Steve” Vance, 65, of Grenada, were Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada.
Steve, known as “Red” to many of his friends and family, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born on Aug. 25, 1954, in Grenada County and was the son of the late Doyle C. Vance and Eva Dale Owens.
Steve was employed by for several years as a group leader at Luvata. He enjoyed his dogs, playing cards and racing. Steve loved people and never met a stranger. He was also a huge Mississippi State Bulldog fan. He loved his family and his racing family.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Mark Vance.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years Teresa Vance of Grenada; two daughters, Stephanie Vance Newton and her husband Jesse, and Lyn Vance, all of Grenada; his granddaughter and the apple of his eye Emily Newton; three brothers, Larry Doyle Vance and his wife Diann of Grenada, Glen Edward Vance and his wife Luella, of Hammond, Okla; Danny Vance and his wife Diana of Grenada; a host of nieces and nephews: and a special family friend April McKee of Maryville, Tenn.
Online condolences may be made at
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.