Peggy Terry Bailey, Faye Collins, William Henry Delaney, Brian Scott Hancock, Willie Harvey Jr., Marti N. Henderson, William N. (Billy) Ferguson, Tina Crane Hendren, Hardy Barclay Mitchell, Eleanor Joy Stroud, Ruby Woods Williams

Peggy Terry Bailey

Mrs. Peggy Ann Terry Bailey, 83, of Holcomb, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada.
She was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Calhoun County to Clayton and Clevie Gulledge Terry. Peggy had worked for many years as a District Manager for Kenwin “Dress For Less” and was a member of Holcomb Baptist Church. A voracious reader, she will long be remembered for her quick wit and love for her family.
Graveside services were held Sunday, May 17, at the Holcomb Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Edwards and the Rev. Kevin Tribble officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Tim Bailey (Rhonda) of Holcomb and Joel Bailey (Bridget) of North Carrollton; daughter-in-law Deb Bailey of Cascilla; two sisters, Joan Hoop of Cascilla and Carolyn Yeoman of Holcomb; one brother Randy Terry (Ann) of Holcomb; four grandchildren, Jamie Meziere, Jared Bailey, Morgan Pernell and Inmon Jackson; and five great-grandchildren, Lucy Bailey, Savannah Pernell, Parker Pernell, Aaron Pernell IV, and Chandler Meziere.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband James Lee Bailey; son Terry Bailey; sister Nell Bailey and brothers, Buddy Terry and Tommy Terry.
Nephews honored Peggy by serving as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Faye Collins

Faye Collins, 72, of Grenada, passed away Sunday evening, May 10, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.
Faye was a devout Christian and member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Grenada. She loved her precious dog Bandit, the holidays, decorating, baking, reading and the Lord. She was known for her quiet nature, kindness, unconditional love for everyone, selflessness, but most of all for the love and dedication to her husband, four girls and all of her grands. While her death leaves an emptiness in so many hearts, the family is at peace in knowing that she has seen the face of Jesus, is free from all illness and suffering, and has joined her loved ones who have gone before her.
Faye leaves behind her husband of 55 years, Grenada Mayor Billy F. Collins; four daughters, Christy Carpenter (Lynn), Tracy Davis (Jeff), Candy Wilbourn (Sean) and Kerry Waugh (Joey); three granddaughters, Courtney McKee (Christopher), Lexie Draper and Anna Lancaster (Parker); nine grandsons, Collins Davis, Seth Davis, Jake Draper, Matthew Carpenter, Austin Wilbourn, Sean David Wilbourn, Braden Waugh, Bryson Waugh and Gary Davis; a sister Paula Ferguson; and her best friends, Pat Windham and Peggy Andrews. She was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy Withers Abel; her step-father Walter Abel, Jr.; her father Doyle Faye Ferguson; and a sister Dianne Mahaney.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, May 13, at the Duck Hill Cemetery with Bro. Brent Barker and Bro. John Goldwater officiating. Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the “Christ Centered Cross” at Taylor, Powell, Wilson & Hartford, Pa, Attn: Marila L. Wall, CPA, P.O. Box 1050, Grenada, MS 38902.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

William Henry Delaney

A graveside service for William Henry “Toe” Delaney was held Monday, May 11, at Haven Rest Cemetery.
Mr. Delaney, 70, died on May 8, 2020. He was born on June 26, 1949.  Mr. Delaney was a former bus driver and health care worker.  He enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Delaney is survived by three daughters, Karren Delaney and Sabrina Clark, both of Memphis, and Druecilla Clark of Cleveland;  four sisters, Mildred Delaney and Barbara Delaney, both of Grenada; Joyce Delaney of Illinois and Helen Delaney;  and two brothers, Joseph Delaney of Oxford and Trent Delaney of Grenada.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home was in charge of services.

William N. (Billy) Ferguson

William Newton (Billy) Ferguson, 65, of Duck Hill, passed away unexpectedly at his residence Saturday, May 16, 2020.
Billy was born April 30, 1955,, in Memphis to Sammy Gerald and Ann Newton Ferguson. He was a graduate of Grenada High School and Delta State University. Billy attended All Saints Episcopal Church in Grenada.
Having an entrepreneurial spirit by nature, Billy was involved in a multitude of successful business ventures to include Satellite America, furniture manufacturing, movie rental, carpet and flooring, to name a few. His true calling was in automobile sales and management. One to never meet a stranger, he truly enjoyed serving his customers and getting to know them personally. Billy was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. Billy had an infectious personality and smile. He will long be remembered as a generous and loving brother, father, husband and friend and will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved him.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Magnolia Cemetery near Coldwater with the Rev. Josh Messick officiating.
Survivors include his wife Maggie Ferguson; son Warren Andrew Ferguson of Duck Hill; six sisters, Suzanne Shorter of Hazlehurst, Elin Juchheim (Dr. Max) of Grenada, Joy Portera of Brandon, Kathy Ferguson of Memphis, Dr. Patty Ferguson of Memphis and Jean Carpenter of Grenada; two brothers,  Dr. Chris Ferguson (Christa) of Eads, Tenn., and Sean Ferguson (Connie) of Jackson; an aun  Mariglyn Meacham of Senatobia; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Sammy G. Ferguson, Jr.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Bettie Hudgens Memorial Scholarship at Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Brian Scott Hancock

Brian Scott Hancock, 42, of Grenada, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven and his mother’s loving arms on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, after a brief illness.
A memorial service was conducted Saturday at Mortimer National Funeral Home.
Scott was born on Feb. 20, 1978, in Grenada to Michael Ray Hancock and the late Judy Gail Ingram Hancock.
Scott was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and spent his career in the food and beverage industry in Hattiesburg and in his favorite city New Orleans. He will be remembered as a very kind, loving and good-hearted person with a host of talents.
He is survived by his sister Merrell Rae Hourguettes and her husband Jack of Gluckstadt; his father Michael Hancock of Grenada; a niece Hallie Gail Hourguettes; and his beloved Boston Terrier, Lenny.
Online condolences may be made on our website at
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Harvey Jr.

A graveside service for Willie Harvey Jr. of Grenada was held Wednesday, May 13, at Haven Rest Cemetery.
Mr. Harvey, 88, died on May 8, 2020 at UMMC Grenada.  He was born on June 20, 1931.
Mr. Harvey is survived by three daughters, Mary Robinson and Marlene Spearman, both of Grenada, and Teresa Mohead of Atlanta;  four sons, Charles Tillman of Gore Springs, Melvin Harvey and Marvin Harvey, both of Grenada, and Robert Harvey of Clarksville, Tenn;  four sisters, Mamie Harvey, Ethel Goins, Ella Brown and Allene Evans, all of Grenada; one brother, RJ Harvey of Grenada.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Marti N. Henderson

Ms. Marti N. Henderson, 79, of Grenada, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 at her sister’s residence.
She was born Feb. 8, 1941, in Leland to Joe B. and Zexa Mae Strickland Walton. Marti had spent many years as owner and operator of a salvage grocery store. She was a member of Christ Community Church.
Memorial service plans are private and will be conducted at a later date.
Survivors include her sister Mary Beth Melton (David) of Grenada; grandson Odie Joe Avery of Detroit; two nieces, Gina Hood (Clay) of Gore Springs and Leslie Bowie of Grenada; three great-nieces, Allison Hood Robinson, Jessica Hood Harrison (Austin) and Marti Beth Perez (Jerry); one great-nephew Carson Bowie; great-great-nephews and nieces, Jack and Liam Perez, Hadley Grace Robinson and Mary Clayton Harrison.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Kenneth Wayne Avery and Randy Joe Avery, and a brother, Michael Joe Walton.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Tina Crane Hendren

In the waning hours of May 13, 2020, Jesus stretched out His Hand and He and Tina Crane Fox Hendren walked across Jordan into Heaven.  It was her heart’s desire to be home with her Jesus, her father and mother, her son Mike and the family she had waiting for her there. She was truly joyful at the thought of that reunion.
Tina was born Sept. 15, 1952, in Quitman, Miss., Clarke County. She is predeceased by her parents, Jay Crane and Dorothy Mitchell Crane, and her son Michael Glen Fox Jr.
She is survived by her much-loved sister Ronda Schiefer and her husband Randy of Kilmichael, and her children whom she cherished, Sedrick J. Fox (Dawn) and Bobbie Sue Lee (Daniel), four grandchildren, Molly Fox Clements, Preston Lee, Mike Fox and Maggie Fox, plus one great-grandchild Ainsley Clements.  In addition, she leaves her three nieces, cousins and extended family.
Tina worked for many years with her mother and her sister as co-owner of Crane’s Tax Service in Grenada.
Tina was a strikingly beautiful young woman, but most importantly she was just as beautiful inside as out. Her generosity, kindness, and open heart for others were a blessing to those who knew her.  She cut our hair, kept our children, baked for us, and if you admired something she had, offered to give it to you.  Tina’s genuine love for Jesus and for others shone in her life. Her door was never closed to anyone who needed a big hug, a good cup of coffee and a dose of her wonderful laughter.  How many of us have experienced that door flung open with arms outstretched, smiling, welcoming you in with her characteristic “Come on in this house!” She will be missed and lovingly remembered by those who were fortunate to have been part of her life.
The family would like to thank Adoration Hospice and the wonderful sitters who tirelessly cared for her in the last days of her life. Memorials in her honor may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
A private graveside service was held at the Grenada Memorial Garden.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Hardy Barclay Mitchell

Hardy Barclay Mitchell, formerly of Scobey, was born June 6, 1940, in Mississippi, the son of the late John Wash Mitchell and Mavis Nabors Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell served our country in the U. S. Army Reserve for six years. He was united in marriage to Glenda Faye Marlow on April 17, 1976. He worked in the garment manufacturing industry, becoming a production manager before retiring. He worked for McGregor in Winona and Rienzi Manufacturing in Rienzi for about 15 years. In 1996, he and his wife Glenda moved to Costa Rica where he was employed by Prentiss Manufacturing. After living and working there for two years, they returned to the states. He and Glenda loved to travel, both within the United States and abroad. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Selmer.
Mr. Mitchell departed this life on May 10, 2020, in Selmer, Tenn., at the age of 79 years, 11 months, four days.
He is survived by his children, John R. Mitchell and wife Sommer of Pulaski, Tenn; Carol Marlow and husband Gayle of Alva; Julia Thomas and husband Lynn of Guys, Tenn.; Randy B. Mitchell and wife Cheryl of Petal; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; sisters Merita Tapley and husband Clarence of Senatobia, and Carolyn Martin of Grenada; and a host of other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife Glenda Mitchell on June 30, 2018; his parents, John Wash Mitchell and Mavis Nabors Mitchell; and a brother Gary Mitchell.
A graveside service was held on May 13 at the Chapel Hill Cemetery  in Duck Hill with Gary Tatum officiating.
Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer, Inc., was in charge.

Eleanor Joy Stroud

Eleanor Joy Gillon Stroud was the daughter of Sam and Montye Gillon of Grenada County. Her siblings were Sam, Ray, Earl, Tom and Bobby Gillon, as well as a foster brother, Julius O’Neal.
She attended Gore Springs School and then went to Delta State College.
On July 1, 1949, Joy married Robert (Bob) Stroud, and they were married for 55 years.
An accomplished artist, Joy took many art courses and mastered charcoal, watercolor, acrylic and oil. She used her talents to the glory of God in church and community work. She commissioned many paintings, focusing on the farm and family life of Grenada County homesteads. Some of her favorite times were spent teaching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren the principles of design and the joys of art. Joy and her family were charter members of Gore Springs Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, WMU and  the GAs. She faithfully attended Gore Springs as long as health allowed, and then attended First United Methodist Church and All Saints Episcopal Church with her daughters.
Civic involvement was important to Joy. She became an involved member of the Gore Springs Community Club, where she served as an officer and committee member for many events benefitting the club, the Gore Springs School, and the Gore Springs Fire Department.
Joy was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had a penchant for learning and attended many workshops and conferences where she honed her leadership skills and learned many ways to nurture her happy, healthy home. She was a county, district and state member and officer of MSU-ES Homemakers Council; an Extension Master Clothing Volunteer and a Master Crochet Volunteer, where she committed to teaching sewing and crocheting classes.  Joy was a faithful Grenada County 4-H Volunteer, leading workshops in sewing, painting, quilting and chaperoning summer camps.  She attended local, district, state and regional volunteer conferences.
Joy is survived by her children, Bobby Stroud (Jackie) of Olive Branch, Sandra Howell (Steve), Gloria Hardin and Marianne Clark (Steve), all of Grenada; her grandchildren: Heather Mausz (Greg), Melissa Joy Giarrosso (Steven), Matt Howell (Sabrina), Nathan Howell (Jennifer), Rob Hardin (Jena), Brad Clark (Beth), Carie-Katherine Housel (Matt); and 15 great-grandchildren including Madison Stroud, Sophie and Beckett Mausz, Oliver and Millie Giarrosso, Macy and Rebecca Howell, Cooper Howell, Hayden and Allee Jones, Raegan Hardin, Cohen and Izzy Clark, and Eli and Sam Housel.
Survivors also include her brother Tom Gillon, sisters-in-law Shirley Gillon, Frances Hill, Charlsey Goolsby, and brother-in-law Sonny Goolsby, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, along with special caregivers at Yalobusha County Nursing Home (Spears Wing), who provided companionship and incredible care for the past years and were loved as family.
Joy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her granddaughter Karen Hardin, her brothers, Sam, Ray, Earl and Bobby Gillon, and her foster brother Julius O’Neal.
The service celebrating her life and home going were a private, family graveside service on Monday, May 18, at the Gore Springs Cemetary, officiated by great-nephew Josh Tate of New Albany.
Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church TV Ministry or to the Gore Springs Baptist Church Prayer Garden.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Ruby Woods Williams

Ruby Woods Williams, 86, former factory employee, died May 14, 2020, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven.
Born Aug. 7, 1933, in Grenada, she was the daughter of the late Willie Mack Woods and Flossie Hanks Woods. Her deceased spouse was William Harry “Tip” Williams Jr.
She is survived by four daughters, Carol Hargett (David) of Charleston, Donna Burkhalter (Tommie) of Holcomb, Kathryn Fitzhugh (Jack) of Ward, Ark., and Brenda Mills (Jason) of Potts Camp; son Paul E. Williams (Debbie) of Olive Branch, Miss.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services were Saturday, May 16, at the Henson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to:  Henson Cemetery, 3365 Cascilla Rd., Holcomb, Miss. 38940.
Womble Funeral Home was in charge.