Geneva Waits England

Geneva Waits England, 81, of Grenada passed away June 9, 2020, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital, Southaven.

A dearly-loved and devoted educator, Geneva invested in the lives of her students, both at Kirk Academy and Holmes Community College (Grenada Campus). Over her 40-year career, Mrs. England was honored with many recognitions and accolades for her achievements in the classroom.

After retiring, Geneva enjoyed gardening and traveling. She remained an active member and Sunday school teacher of First Baptist Church of Grenada and enjoyed regular study of God’s Word with her community Bible Study group.

Geneva was born Aug. 10, 1938, to Lloyd and Jewel Waits of Webster Co. Her greatest joys in life were her family.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years Archie T. England; her son Archie W. England (Karen) Mandeville, La.; her granddaughters, Allison McLellan (Ronnie) Marrero, La.; Courtney Sparks (Stephen) Humble, Texas, and Emily Watts (Jacob) Frisco, Texas; her sister Sherry Gammel (Steve) Eupora; five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Geneva is preceded in death by her parents.

A graveside service celebrating Geneva’s life, love and legacy will be held at Bradford Chapel Cemetery, Gore Springs, on Thursday, June 11, at 3 p,m. Drs. Archie W. England and Jim Nunnelee will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Training Pastors International or First Baptist Church of Grenada.

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).

Jewel Fancher Kitchens

Mrs. Jewel Laverne Fancher Kitchens, 87, of Byram, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

She was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Greenwood to Emmett Noah and Alma Louise Randall Fancher. Mrs. Kitchens spent most of her working life at Trustmark Bank, and she was a member of Queen Lane Baptist Church in Jackson.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, June 10, at the Oddfellows Cemetery in Grenada with the Rev. Barry Worrell officiating.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Philley and her husband Ronnie of Grenada, and Sherry Vining and her husband, Jerry of Southaven; one son James E. Kitchens Jr. and his wife Lisa of Byram; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband James Elroy Kitchens.

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).