Dr. Vernon S. Bishop
Dr. Vernon S. Bishop, a passionate and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, follower of Christ, fisherman, and professor passed away at the age of 84 on Feb. 19, 2020, surrounded by family.
Vernon is survived by his loving wife Shirley Bishop; his four children, Vernon Bishop Jr., Steven Bishop, Baily Rodriguez, and Della Bishop; his eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Vernon was born on Oct. 1, 1935, in McPherson, Kan., to Dr. Chester and Francis Bishop, and grew up along-side his two older brothers Chester Bishop and Melvin Bishop, who preceded him. Vernon grew up in Kansas and Mississippi, where he met his high school sweetheart and wife of 64 years. They made San Antonio their home where they raised their four children, but his career took their family on many adventures around the country and world. He consistently reminded his family the importance of having a strong work ethic and loving the work that you do. His family respected and witnessed his passion for research and teaching throughout his long and distinguished career.
Dr. Bishop earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from Mississippi College, his masters in Radiation Biophysics from the University of Kansas, and his Ph.D. in Physiology & Biophysics from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In 1968, Dr. Bishop kicked off his 35-year career at the UTHSC San Antonio, where he retired in 2003 as Professor and Chairman of the Physiology Department. Throughout his career, Dr. Bishop was revered by his students, trainees, and colleagues. He was recognized with multiple distinguished positions, including editor of several journals such as the American Journal of Physiology (1987-93), and served as President of the American Physiological Society (1989-90). Among the numerous awards and honors he received, three of the most prominent include: the American Physiological Society’s Wiggers Award (1990), Carl Ludwig Distinguished Lecturer Award in recognition for his academic achievements and contributions to cardiovascular research across his career, and the Alexander Von Humboldt-Stiftung Award (1991) for his scientific work with colleagues in Germany. He was author of over 130 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals.
Vernon’s grandchildren and children will remember and cherish his love for sweets (especially blackberries and ice cream), his sense of humor, his passion for teasing and playing games, his constant reminder to “get paid to play,” the joy he felt fly-fishing, him insisting to enjoy the beauty around us, and the many songs and rhymes he taught on road trips. His loved ones will always carry the laughter he brought them, and the faith he had in them. However, his greatest legacy will forever be the love that he had for his wife Shirley.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Feb. 29, at 10 a.m. at San Pedro Presbyterian Church, San Antonio.
The family welcomes donations to the American Heart Association or Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Vernon.
Guestbook at www.porterloring.com
Porter Loring Mortuary North is in charge of arrangements.
Peggy Louise Boyett
Ms. Peggy Louise Cole Boyett, 84, of Grenada, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 22, 1935, to Sylvester and Bertie Mae O’Brien Cole. Peggy was a devoted homemaker and a member of the Van Dorn Street Church of Christ.
Peggy generously donated her remains to the Anatomical Bequest Program at the University of Tennessee to benefit future health professional for many years to come. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Survivors include daughter Tammy Kripp (Albert) of Gore Springs; son Robert Boyett of Grenada;10 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Darlene Jackson; two sons, Wade Grimes and Mike Cole; sister Evelyn McMillan; four brothers, Roy, Sydney, Jack and Buck Cole.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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).
Chandra House Gabriel
Mrs. Chandra Lachelle House Gabriel, 49, died Feb. 23, 2020, at her residence in Columbus, Ga., surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 23, 1970, in Grenada.
She graduated from Grenada High School in 1989 and worked at Path-Tech.
Mrs. Gabriel is survived by her husband Mario Gabriel of Columbus; daughter Kenyatia House of Killeen, Texas; son Dillon House of Columbus; step-daughter Britnee Gabriel of Albany, Ga.; step-son; Mario Gabriel II of Oahu, Hawaii, mother Sallye Mae House of Grenada; three sisters, Cassandra Whisonant of North Lake, Texas, Sundra Quinn and Sonya Tolbert of Grenada; two brothers, Lee House, Jr., of Jackson and Eric House of Starkville.
Mrs. Gabriel was preceded in death by her father Lee A. House and brother Christopher Lee Powell.
Memorial services are Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Burning Bush M.B. Church. Repast at 3 p.m. at Taylor Hall.
Charlie A. Hardiman
Funeral services for Charlie A. “Meat” Hardiman of Holcomb, native of Elliott, are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Duck Hill Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church Cemetery.
Mr. Hardiman, 55, died at his home on February 23, 2020. He was born on February 1, 1964.
Mr. Hardiman is survived by his mother Dorothy J. Hardiman Harbin of Grenada; his father Richard Cobbins of Chicago; two sisters, Angie V. Frazer of Jacksonville, Fla., and Leciddier M. Harbin of Manassas, Va.; one brother Tyrone Harbin of Duck Hill.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.
Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com.
Kathryn (Kay) Nordlund was a gifted nurse, a devoted wife, an exceptional mother, an adoring grandmother, and a loyal friend.
She had a fundamental calling to help and to heal. Kay shared her faith and strength by example – she never gave up and never slowed down. After 89 years of loving and giving, on Feb.14, 2020, she was called home to rest in the arms of her Lord.
Kathryn Louise Hubbert was born in Duck Hill on April 19, 1930, to Clyde and Louise Hubbert. “Sister,” as Kay was affectionately known within her family, was the stabilizing force and mediator of the four siblings. Kay grew up in and around Grenada and graduated from nursing school here in 1951, spending a year at Charity Hospital in New Orleans.
Following graduation, Kay worked at the Memphis VA hospital, answering the call to care for wounded service members returning home from the Korean War. Afterward, she joined the Air Force Nurse Corps and was stationed at Bolling AFB in Washington, D.C. Kay had the honor of serving as a special duty nurse for General Hoyt Vandenberg at Walter Reed Hospital until his death, and attended his burial ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery as part of the Vandenberg family.
A graduate of Flight Nursing School in Montgomery, Ala., Kay was featured in a national “Life of an Air Force Nurse” recruiting campaign. During her AF commission, Kay traveled to seven countries in Europe, often hitching rides on military planes.
While at Bolling, Kathryn met and fell in love with a handsome young AF officer from Dodson, Mont. She and Lt. James C. Nordlund, USAF, were married on June 18, 1955, in the Bolling AF Chapel. Upon completion of their service tours, Jim and Kay went home to Montana. They lived in Bozeman while Jim attended graduate school at Montana State College (now MSU), then moved to Malta where Kay worked as a registered nurse in the local hospital, doctors’ office, and nursing home, and she and Jim raised their three children. During their 28 years in Malta, Kay became a vital part of the Nordlund family and the Malta community.
In 1984, Kay and Jim moved to Bozeman where Jim accepted a position in the Bozeman Public Schools, and Kay worked for Dr. Hathaway at Bozeman Internal Medicine. They built a home alongside a creek at the mouth of Hyalite Canyon where many an afternoon was spent with grandchildren playing and having delightful adventures. It was here that Jim passed way, in 1989, after many months in Kay’s loving care. She continued to live ‘in the country’ for eight years after Jim’s passing.
Kay was a member of Little White Church in Malta, and Pilgrim Congregational Church in Bozeman. She was a member of P.E.O., Eastern Star, and Extension Homemakers, and was a 4-H and scout leader. Upon retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at Red Cross, Sacks of Bozeman, and the Bozeman Senior Center, where she helped with blood pressure and foot clinics well into her 80s.
Ten years a widow, Kay married Jim Breen in November 1999. They enjoyed life as snowbirds at Country Roads in Yuma, Ariz., where Kay made many new friends and continued to volunteer. Jim Breen passed away in 2016. Also preceding her in death were Kay’s parents and sisters, Clyde Jeanne Westerfield and Rosemary Farmer.
Kathryn is survived by her daughter Brenda Nordlund and Brenda’s children, Kate and Sarah (Andrew Spencer) Dramstad of Helena, Mont.; daughter Laura (Tim) Horton and their children, Julia (Nate) Parseghian, Jon Paul (Amy), and Brooke of Bozeman; son Gary (Kristen) Nordlund and their children, James (Alyssa) and Stephanie of Dallas; a brother Charles (Margaret) Hubbert of Memphis; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Kay was delighted to meet, and is also survived by, great-grandchildren Jack and James Parseghian of Bozeman, and Etta Louise Spencer of Helena.
A celebration of her life will be held in Bozeman at Pilgrim Congregational Church on April 17, 2020, at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made in Kay’s name to Family Promise of Gallatin Valley, the Bozeman Senior Center, or the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com
Funeral services for Rose Perry of Sardis are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Gillion M. B. Church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Ms. Perry, 57, died at her home on Feb. 22, 2020. She was born on March 28, 1962.
Ms. Perry is survived by three daughters, Kimley Clay, Talisa Clay and Ric’Kandis Carothers, all of Sardis; four sisters, Amelia Bradford of Memphis, Paula Fondren, Annette Smith, and Tracy Clay, all of Sardis; and three brothers, Marvin Clay and Billy Clay, both of Sardis and Tyrone Clay of Hernando.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com.
Amber Marie Taylor
Amber Marie Taylor, 68, died Feb. 24, 2020, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
McKibben And Guinn Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Glennis Tribble, 86, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28, at the Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Grenada Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Mortimer National Funeral Home.
Mrs. Tribble died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at her home.
She was born on March 23, 1933, and was the daughter of the late Thomas Carroll and Ola Ayers Carroll.
Mrs. Tribble was employed as a LPN for many years until her retirement. She was a member Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada.
Mrs. Tribble was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Edgar Tribble; and one sister Delphia Watkins.
She is survived by three daughters, Brenda Harlow and her husband Wayne, of Grenada; Anita Gilliland and her husband Jerry of Grenada, and Debra Bratton and her husband Cliff of Germantown, Tenn.; step-brother Doug Fowler of Clinton; six grandchildren, Will Harlow and his wife Alisha, Cassie Harlow, Jennifer Harlow, Lenzie Crosby and her husband Alex, Marty Gilliland and his wife Mallory, and Meagan Bratton; four great-grandchildren, Lila Harlow, Millie Crosby, Miya Gilliland and CeCe Gilliland; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 245 Meadowbrook Road, Grenada, Mississippi, 38901.
Online condolences may be made at www.nfhgrenada.com.
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Jo Ann Ross Younger
Funeral services for Jo Ann Ross Younger of Grenada are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Jackson Chapel M. B. Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Younger, 62, died Feb. 20, 2020. She was born on April 27, 1957. Mrs. Younger was a Job Corps supervisor/trainer and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She attended Mississippi State University and enjoyed cooking.
Mrs. Younger is survived by her father Jessie L. Ross of Grenada; two sisters, Mary Hightower of Joliet, Ill., and Christine Castilla of Jackson; three brothers, John Ross of Joliet, Ill., Jesse Ross Jr. of Jackson and Sam Ross of Holcomb.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.
Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com.