Jim Buck Aven, George Walton Brower, Draxa Morehead Hopkins, Billy Lee Lane, Jerry Dean Patterson, Samuel Rushing Taylor

Jim Buck Aven

Coach Jim Buck Aven, 82, of Holcomb, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at his residence.
He was born March 12, 1937, in Calhoun County to Jim Sid and Myrtle Boatner Aven. Jim Buck was a graduate of John Rundle High School. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Mississippi State University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Mississippi. Coach Aven enjoyed 49 years of teaching and coaching at Oakland, Mathiston, North Panola, Lafayette, Independence, Kirk Academy, Charleston and Strider Academy. He was an avid hunter and a devout Mississippi State fan. Jim Buck will certainly be remembered as an influential person in the lives of many students that he impacted over nearly five decades in education.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Friendship Baptist Church in Grenada with Dr. Brian Robertson and the Rev. Tim McCaffrey officiating. Interment will follow in the Grenada Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service Wednesday, all at Friendship Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years Fay Aven; three daughters, Christie Tassin (Roger) of Holcomb, Suzanne Angle (Josh) of Grenada and Lisa Williams (Jerry) of Holcomb; one brother John Allen Aven of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren, Matthew Tassin (Laurie), Megan Clark (Ricky), Mallory Pounds (Drew), Blake Williams (Tori), Tyler Angle (Claire) and Brandon Williams; and three great-grandchildren, Aven Clark, Quitman Pounds and Mari Allen Tassin.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Chipper Calhoon, Stephen Crenshaw, Daryl Grantham, Mike Harper, Jason Little, David McElwrath, Ron Selby and Dr. Keith Stanford.
Memorials may be directed to the Friendship Baptist Church Building Fund.
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).

George Walton Brower

 Funeral services for George Walton Brower, 95, of Oxford and formerly of Coffeeville, are at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the New Hope Baptist Church near Coffeeville.
Burial will follow in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church.
Mr. Brower died Nov. 22, 2019, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born on Dec. 18, 1923, in Coffeeville and was the son of the late Walton Brower and Kate Denley Brower.
Mr. Brower was a farmer and was also employed by Yalobusha County as an equipment operator until his retirement. He was a member the New Hope Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the VFW. George was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded as a result of an enemy action on March 29, 1945, in the Sterkrade Area of Germany.
Mr. Brower was preceded in death by his parents, seven sisters, Mary Ellen, Earnestine, Birdie, Emma Lou, Cora Lee, Ruby and Mattie, and two brothers, Cecil and James.
He is survived by his wife Lillian Juanita Brower of Oxford; one daughter Geneva Smith of Hernando; one son Shelby Brower of Coffeeville; one sister Christine Cole of North Carolina; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at www.nfhgrenada.com.
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Draxa Morehead Hopkins

Funeral services for Draxa Morehead Hopkins, 83, of Lafayette, La., were Monday, Nov. 25, at Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Carrollton.
Mrs. Hopkins died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Maison de Lafayette Nursing Home in Lafayette. She was born on Nov. 15, 1936, in Slaughter, Mississippi and was the daughter of the late Thomas Jackson Morehead and Robbie Watts Morehead.Draxa was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Robbie Morehead; her husband Roy Hopkins; and one son Thomas Carl Hopkins.
Mrs. Hopkins is survived by one daughter Patty Jean Williamson of Asheboro, N.C.; one son James Roy Hopkins of Lafayette; two sisters, Billie Jean Long of Southaven and Helen Trigg of Pensacola, Fla.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at www.nfhgrenada.com.
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Lee Lane

Mr. Billy Lee Lane, 72, of Grenada, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at his residence.
He was born June 28, 1947, in Grenada to Henry and Verna Hollingsworth Lane. Billy was a member of Providence Baptist Church and was a retired salesman and truck driver. He was an avid gardener and will be remembered for his remarkable ability in growing tomatoes. Billy was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 25, at Providence Baptist Church with Dr. Joey Faulk officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years Juanita Lane; one daughter Dawn Holsenback (Ron) of Madison; one son Hank Lane (Lynn) of Grenada; one sister Peggy Tillman of Grenada; one brother Purvis Lane of Grenada; and seven grandchildren, Ashley Holsenback, Dillon Lane, Houston Holsenback, Katelyn Lane, Colton Lane, Anna Grace Lane and Molly Lane.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers were Houston Holsenback, Ron Holsenback, Colton Lane, Dillon Lane, Terry Lane, Michael Tillman and Chris Wells.
Memorials may be directed to the Providence Baptist Church Building Fund.
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).

Jerry Dean Patterson

Mr. Jerry Dean Patterson, 76, of Gore Springs, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. at a Eupora Healthcare Facility.
He was born July 9, 1943, in Bruce to Curtis Clark and Ruby Ferguson Patterson. Jerry retired after working over 39 years at Heatcraft in Grenada. He was a member of Bradford Chapel Baptist Church and honorably served our country in the U.S. Army.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 23, at Bradford Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Jon Haimes and the Rev. Herb Conley officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife Katie Clanton Patterson; one daughter Kay Parker (Larry W.) of Oxford; one son Dean Patterson (Susan) of Pearl; one sister Sue Logan of Bruce; four granddaughters, Amelia Parker, Laura, Rachel and Sarah Patterson; and one grandson Landon Parker.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Yvonne Harlan; and two brothers, Henry Joe and K.O. Patterson.
Pallbearers were Wayne Clanton, Brent Dixon, Gregg Logan, Rodney Logan, Sam Marter and Landon Parker. Honorary pallbearers were Murrell Beck, Jimmy Bingham, Jimmy Lee Blaylock, Jack Hendrix, Tommy James, Donny Logan, Kenneth Earl McCormick, Steve Marter and Howard Spraberry.
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).

Samuel Rushing Taylor

Samuel Rushing Taylor, 58, of Grenada, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at his residence.
He was born July 17, 1961, in Grenada. He had worked for many years as a self-employed mechanic.
Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 24, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada with the Rev. Craig Baker officiating. Interment was in the Taylor-Howell Cemetery north of Grenada.
Survivors include two daughters, Amber Taylor of Grenada and Crystal Shaw (Christopher) of Coffeeville; his mother Barbara Kendall of Grenada; one brother Mark Porter of Grenada; and three grandchildren, Camran Beckwith, Isabella Beckwith and Rustin Shaw.
He was preceded in death by his wife Kimberly Taylor.
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).