Roger Harold Appelhans, Joel Edward Gregg, Patty Gail Potts

Roger Harold Appelhans

Roger Harold Appelhans, age 64, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, March 21, 2020, while surrounded by his loving family and friends at his home on Sparta Road.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, at Sparta Cemetery in Holcomb with the Rev. Bob Cannizzaro officiating.
Roger was born Oct. 21, 1955, to Neva and Jack Appelhans in Sterling, Colo. He was a member of Sparta United Methodist Church. Roger enjoyed working in his church and was a member of the Sparta Men’s Fellowship.
Roger was a retired Master Electrician. After high school graduation, Roger worked in Colorado as an electrician. In 1987, he went to California to work in the electrical field.  Returning from California in 1989, Roger worked for Stewart and Stephenson based in Colorado. In 1990, the opportunity arose, and Roger traveled to China to work and continued to work in Asia for seven years. Roger returned to the United States to live in Houston, Texas, and worked for GE and TCEXG of Portland, Maine. He enjoyed his work building turbines and working on power plants all over the world.
Roger was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather whose life revolved around his family and church. He is survived by his wife Joan Estes Appelhans; daughters, Paige Appelhans of Holcomb and Dakotah Kraushaar (Cody) of Houston, Texas; son Vernon Rodgers (Lindsay) of Ruleville; and two grandchildren, Braxton and Marshall. Roger also is survived by his mother Neva Appelhans of Arvada, Colo., and seven brothers and two sisters. Louis Appelhans (Lynette), Dennis Appelhans (Marnie), Kenneth Appelhans (Judy), Tim Appelhans (Pam), Daniel Appelhans, Ronald Appelhans (Ellen) and Corinne Bogert all of Colorado, Ernest Appelhans of California and Jacquie Russell (Jim) of Texas. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews.
Roger is preceded in death by the mother of Paige, Scotland, and Dakotah, Pamela Eckhardt-Appelhans; his daughter Scotland Appelhans; his father Jack Appelhans; and a sister Nanette Appelhans Patch.
Anyone wishing may make donations to Sparta Church Cemetery in lieu of flowers.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Joel Edward Gregg

Joel Edward “Joe” Gregg, 93, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
Born March 12, 1927, in Derma, he was the son of the late Joel Lee Gregg and the late Mary Ida Edwards Gregg. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, and proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was retired after farming and logging most of his life, and he also owned and operated Joe’s Cafe in Slate Springs years ago. He loved to garden and was well-known for his “famous” tomatoes. His incredible smile will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but his memory will be cherished forever in the hearts of all who knew him.
Pryor Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Gregg family.
A graveside service celebrating his life was held Saturday, March 14, Old Bethany Cemetery in Webster County. Bro. Jim Vance and Bro. Matthew White officiated..
Pallbearers were his grandsons and great-grandsons Honorary pallbearers were Earl Harris, Danny Crutchfield and Tom Wooten.
He leaves behind his wife Judy Barker Gregg; daughters, Judy (Jimmy) Carver of Forrest, Suzye (Charles) Lovorn of Slate Springs, Janet Gregg Fortenberry of Slate Springs and June Johns of Charleston, S.C.; son-in-law, John Hyde of Big Creek; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bernard Gregg, Russell Gregg and James Gregg; and daughter JoAnne Hyde.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Old Bethany Cemetery Fund, c/o Suzye Lovorn, 164 Dentontown Road, Calhoun City, MS, 38916.
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Patty Gail Potts

Mrs. Patty Gail Potts, 67, of Grenada, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada.
She was born Oct. 6, 1952, in Batesville to L.B. and Willie Lee Coleman Green. Mrs. Potts was a devoted homemaker and a member of Christ Community Church. She always enjoyed playing Bingo, watching the Bravo Channel and reality TV shows.
A graveside service was held Monday, March 23, at the Woodlawn Memorial Park with the Rev. John Goldwater officiating.
Survivors include her husband Jimmy Potts of Grenada; her mother Willie Lee Green of Grenada; two daughters, Brandi Whitten of Pontotoc and Dee Ann Potts of Thaxton; two sons, Timothy Thomas of Grenada and J.J. Potts (Ashley) of Thaxton; one sister Janice Hettich of Grenada; one brother  James Green of Grenada; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father and a grandchild Blaker Hope Potts.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).