Doretha Bullins, Pauline Smith Elliott, Donald Ray McAnally, Mary J. Reed, John Chappell Sides, Mamie K. Thompson

Doretha Bullins

Doretha Bullins, 87, of Grenada died Oct. 31, 2019, at the Grenada Living Center.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Washington Street Church Of Christ with burial in the Pine Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Skeeter Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Pauline Smith Elliott

Funeral services for Pauline Smith Elliott of Grenada, native of Charleston, are Saturday at noon at Greater Pine Hill M.B. Church with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Elliott, 71, died at her home on Nov. 1, 2019.  She was born on Aug. 2, 1948. Mrs. Elliott was a retiree of Pennaco Hosiery. She loved singing, cooking and socializing with friends.
Mrs. Elliott is survived by three daughters,  Michelle Gordon and Garnett Smith, both of Grenada, and Vuntina Hardaway of Gore Springs; two sons, Eddie Elliott of Chicago and Hiram Elliott of Grenada; one sister Alvesta Johnson of Charleston;  and one brother Bishop Eddie Smith of Wisconsin.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.  Online condolences may be made at

Donald Ray McAnally

Donald Ray McAnally, brother, stepfather, uncle and resident of Denham Springs, La., went to his heavenly home on Nov. 5, 2019, surrounded by family and friends at Ochsner’s Medical Center in Baton Rouge.
Donald was born Feb. 8, 1958, in Grenada. He was known as “Dink” by family and many close friends. Donald grew up in Duck Hill where he attended church and school. He graduated from Grenada Lake Academy.
Donald had a B.S. degree from Delta State University, home of the “Fighting Okra,” as Don was so fond of reminding everyone.  He was in management with Walgreens until the time he could no longer work. Donald was a member of Zoar Baptist Church in Baton Rouge and Mike Brown’s Sunday School class.  He served on the Audio/Visual Team at Zoar.
Donald was an avid reader and a collector of Southern Rock music.
Donald is survived by two stepdaughters, Kayla Spencer Shinholt and Holly Spencer of Memphis; two brothers, David McAnally of Jacksonville, Fla., and  Dennis McAnally (wife Tammy) of Denham Springs, La.; niece Allison McAnally of Jacksonville, Fla.; two nephews, Neil McAnally of Jacksonville, Fla., and Spencer McAnally of Clemson, S.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, G.C. and Peggy McAnally of Duck Hill.
The family would like to express appreciation to the doctors and nurses of the Intensive Care Unit at Ochsner’s Medical Center for their compassionate and attentive care for not only Don, but the family as well.
Visitation and services in Louisiana were held Thursday at Zoar Baptist Church. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Duck Hill Baptist Church with a service to follow at 10 o’clock. Brother Tim Buchanan will officiate.

Mary J. Reed

Mary J. Reed 73 of Grenada died Nov. 2, 2019, at her residence.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at First New Hope M.B. Church with burial in the Haven Rest Cemetery,
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Skeeter Robinson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

John Chappell Sides

John Chappell Sides, 90, passed away on Oct. 31, 2019, in Dallas, Texas.
Chappell was born in Shreveport, La., on Feb. 27, 1929, and grew up in Coffeeville. He graduated from Coffeeville High School in 1946 and from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture in 1949.
If you knew Chappell Sides, you knew an incredible storyteller. His grandchildren never missed an opportunity to ask “Granddaddy” to tell one of his stories, and most of those stories revolved around his days as a fighter pilot and a farmer. Chappell joined the United States Navy in 1952 and was trained in Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Fla. He proudly and courageously served as a fighter pilot during the Korean War. For his service, Chappell was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and Korean Service Medal. He left the U.S. Navy to pursue a farming career, and he farmed cotton, peanuts, soybeans and cattle. During his farming days, Chappell especially enjoyed his cutting horses and his beloved border collies. If you ever saw Chappell coming down the road in Coffeeville, you knew you would see all his dogs along for the ride.
Chappell met his first wife Cleta in San Francisco while stationed at Moffett Field in California. They married in September of 1954 and were married for 18 years until she passed away in March of 1972. He married Jimmie in 1979 and remained her companion until she passed away in January of 2014.
Chappell Sides was loved by many and will always be remembered for his quick wit and hot temper. Anyone who knew Chappell would say, “What you see is what you get.”
Chappell is survived by his daughter Eva Richardson and son-in-law Mickey Richardson of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren Rachelle Richardson of Jackson, Miss.; Clint and Mallory Richardson of Houston, Texas; Cleta Sides Parker and Anthony Sides of Grenada; brother Don Sides of Coffeeville; nieces Bonnie Sides of Jackson; Elizabeth Ann Waddell of Oxford; and Alice Sides McLeod of Como; and great-grandchildren Adeline and Lila Richardson of Houston, Texas; Carly and Payton Parker and Blake Sides of Grenada.
Chappell is preceded in death by his daughter Lori Sides, son Phillip Sides, wives Cleta Sevier Sides and Jimmie Sides, brother Elbert Sides, and parents J.C. Sides Sr. and Eva Caldwell Sides.
Family and friends will participate in a memorial service this Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at Lakeview at Josey Ranch in Carrollton, Texas. The family will also hold a private burial at the Veteran’s DFW National Cemetary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, one of Chappell’s favorite charities.

Mamie K. Thompson

Memorial services for Mamie K. Thompson of Grenada are Saturday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. at First New Hope M. B. Church.
Mrs. Thompson, 83, died peacefully the morning of Oct. 28, 2019.  She was born on Dec. 11, 1935, in Phillip.
Mamie worked tirlessly as an educator in both Mississippi and Illinois. She retired from her teaching career and moved back to her roots of Grenadain 1994. For many years she worked as the daycare director for First New Hope M.B. Church under the leadership of the Rev. P. L. Montgomery.
Mrs. Thompson is survived by her three sons, Lawrence E. Thompson Jr., Kelvin D. Thompson, and Jeffery S. Thompson.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.  Online condolences may be made at