Martha Ruth Goodson Clark, Richard L. Crenshaw Jr., Annie Katherine Ford, Albert Evans Goodson, Carolyn Farmer Holmes, Christine Melton, Tony Curtis Tillmon

Martha Ruth Goodson Clark

Martha Ruth Goodson Clark left this world on May 20, 2020, to spend eternity with our Lord and Savior.
She was born to Roy Stevenson and Marie Gattis Goodson on Feb. 21, 1922, in Tallahatchie County.
She was a remarkable, resilient woman, generous and loving, full of wit and spunk! She nurtured in each of us a rich family tradition through her loving hospitality, sewing talent and storytelling. Her heart was as big as the world and her family loyalty was even larger. Her community will remember her long volunteer services at the Food Pantry in Grenada. She was also a longtime member of Holcomb Baptist Church in Holcomb.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Doug, Jim, Steve, Bill, Maxine Hayward, Emogene Reynolds and Muriel Ward; her children, Betty Evelyn and Carl Wilson Clark Jr.; husbands, Robert Houston Bailey and Carl Wilson Clark.
Leaving behind to cherish her memory are daughters, Dallygene Bailey Reeves and Mignon Clark Backstrom (Buzz); sister Faye Goodson Thomason Albritton; grandsons Carl Wilson Clark III (Pam), Charles Brown Backstrom Jr. (Maddie); granddaughter Kari Clark Backstrom Clary (Logan); great-grandsons Christopher Chad Clark, Stephen Craig Clark, Andrew Wayne Clark, Andrew Garrett Jenkins, Jackson Eli Garrett; great-granddaughter, Valerie Hale, Lillian Parker Clary, Jayde Taylor Clary, Stella Jean Clary, Bellamy Brown Backstrom, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services conducted by the Rev. Kevin Tribble, with music by Rodney and Judy Mainelli, were Saturday, May 23, at Holcomb Cemetery.
The family gives special thanks to Hospice of Western Kentucky and caregivers, Erin, Samantha, and Adam. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky or Holcomb Baptist Church, 220 Tuscahoma Street, Holcomb, MS 38940.
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Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Richard L. Crenshaw Jr.

Richard Langford Crenshaw Jr., 78, of Grenada passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada.
He was born May 30, 1941, in Leverett, Miss., to Richard Langford and Dale Cresswell Crenshaw. He graduated from the University of Mississippi pharmacy school in 1966 and before retiring had practiced for over 50 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and a former Grenada County Coroner.
Graveside services were Thursday, May 21, at Magnolia Cemetery in Paynes with Dr. Brent Barker, the Rev. Eugene Heimbach and the Rev. J. Barry Worrell officiating.
Survivors include a daughter Michelle Felty (Bobby); a son Stephen Crenshaw (Christi) of Grenada; one sister Carole Bailey (Frank) of Carrollton; two brothers, Tommy and Metts Crenshaw of Leverett; four grandchildren, Austin McCool, Cole Crenshaw, Taylor Decell and Hillary Mabus; two greatgrandchildren, Gatlin Mabus and Payne Decell.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Linda Cole Crenshaw, whom he married on July 15, 1961.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Annie Katherine Ford

Annie Katherine Ford, 93, of Ackerman, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at her home.
Graveside services were, Friday, May 22, at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Carroll County.
Katherine was born on Sept. 18, 1926, in Attala County and was the daughter of the late Oliver Stringer and Clara England Stringer.
She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
Katherine is also preceded in death by her husband James H. Ford; one daughter Jamie Nell Tyson; one sister Christine Bonds and one brother Ralph Stringer.
She is survived by one daughter Gwen James of Ackerman; four sons, James H. Ford Jr. of Boaz, Ala., Glenn McElroy of Fort Payne, Ala., Ralph Aubrey Ford of Licking, Mo., and Michael Ford of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Albert Evans Goodson

Albert Evans Goodson of Grenada, formerly of Winona, died at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson on Saturday, May 16, 2020.
Mr. Goodson, 85, was born in Calhoun County on July 24, 1934, and was the son of the late Grady and Lois Hubbard Goodson. He was a retired inspector with the Mississippi Department of Transportation and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.  Mr. Goodson was a charter member of the Winona Baptist Temple, where he served as music leader.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Sherry Goodson.
Mr. Goodson is survived by his wife Maureen Scruggs Goodson of Grenada; two sons, Mike Goodson of Milford, Ohio, and Ken Goodson of Grenada; sister Glenda Goodson Little of Calhoun City; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, May 19, at the Winona Garden of Memory in Winona.  The family held a private visitation prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project,4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL  32256.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona ( is in charge of the arrangements.

Carolyn Farmer Holmes

A graveside service for Carolyn Farmer Holmes of Grenada, native of Sweatman, was held on Friday, May 22, at Center Hill AME Church cemetery.
Mrs. Holmes,78, died of natural causes at her home on May 17, 2020. She was born on July 13, 1941. Mrs. Holmes was a retired child care provider at Greater Powell Chapel Day Care.  She loved gardening and cooking.
Mrs. Holmes is survived by three daughters, Catherine Dunn of Duck Hill, Susie Jablonski of Tucson, Ariz., and Teresa Herd of Grenada; two sons, George Gordon of Hopskinville, KY and Jerry Gordon of Frankfurt, IL;  sister, Nancy Coopwood of Chicago, IL, and five brothers, Willie Fred Farmer, Gore Farmer and Linbyrd Farmer, all of Muskegon, Mich., Dave Norworth of Chicago and Lee Joe Farmer of Fontana, Calif.,  who could not let her take her flight alone. He departed this life on Monday, May 18, 2020, the day after her death.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Christine Melton

Mrs. Christine Melton, 92, of Grenada, died Friday, May 22, 2020, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McKibben and Guinn.

Tony Curtis Tillmon

A memorial service for Tony Curtis Tillmon of Grenada, formerly of Evansville, Ind., was held on Saurday, May 23, at his son’s home.
Mr Tillmon, 81, died of natural causes at Grenada Living Center on May 7, 2020. He was born on Aug. 16, 1938.  Mr. Tillmon was a former employee of Double Cola plant in Evansville.
Mr. Tillman is survived by four daughters, Cynthia Tillman Forrest of Winona, Laverne Tillman and Sharon “Candy” Tillman, both of Grenada, and Stacy Starling of Brandon;  three sons, Vaughn Tillman, Tony Tillman Jr. and Tracy King, all of Grenada;  and sister Josephine Wilson Turner of Grenada.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home was in charge of services.