Allie Harris Blount, Jerry Lee Ellis, Jessie E. ‘Rusty’ Hobgood, Ida Christine Allbritton Wright

Allie Harris Blount

Mrs. Allie Ruth Harris Blount, 72, of Teoc, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020, at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson.
She was born Dec. 16, 1947, in Pine Bluff, Ark., to Charlie and Allie Robinson Harris. Allie was a devoted homemaker and had worked for many years as a private caregiver.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Carroll County. Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
Survivors include two daughters, Esteal Blount and Linda Blount Weeks (Jerry) of Teoc; two sisters, Martha Woods of Pearl River, La., and Elizabeth Chamberlain of Woodstock, Vt.; one brother Teddy Harris of Weatherford, Texas; two granddaughters, Janie Herbert of McCarley and Mary Blount of Teoc; and two great-grandchildren, Annabel and Matthew Herbert.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Warren Lee Blount; two sisters, Mary Noble and Frances Glenn; and two brothers, David Harris and Charlie Harris.
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).

Jerry Lee Ellis

Mr. Jerry Lee Ellis, 81, of Coffeeville, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020, at the Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Oxford.
He was born Jan. 22, 1939, in Columbia County, Fla., to J.L. and Avis Dukes Ellis. Jerry had spent most of his working life as a manager in various industries and ultimately retired from Nicholson/Cooper Steel. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenville and honorably served our country in the U.S. Air Force where he was a jet mechanic. An avid motorcycle rider, he was an active member of the CMA (Christian Motorcycle Association) and the Gold Wing Riders Club in Greenville.
A time of remembrance will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. Additional services and burial will be in the Elzey Chapel Cemetery in Lake Butler, Fla.
Survivors include his wife Frances Vest Ellis; one daughter Jacqueline (Jackie) Ellis of Greenville; James Ellis of Columbus (Cecilia); two step-sons, Robert Vest (Missy) of Greenville and Douglas Vest of Oak Grove, La.; one brother Jerrell Ellis (Clarice) of Lake Butler, Fla.; five grandchildren, Matthew, Stephanie, Carmen, Ashley and Tiffany; and a host of great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Janice Valencia; and two sisters, Nelda Stewart and Freda King.
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).

Jessie E. ‘Rusty’ Hobgood

Mr. Jessie Edward “Rusty” Hobgood, 81, of Grenada, passed away Monday, June 15,2020, at Grace Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Grenada.
He was born Sept. 22, 1938, in Carroll County to John Wesley and Nora Frazier Hobgood. Rusty was a retired farmer.
A graveside service was held Wednesday at the Sparta Cemetery near Holcomb.
Rusty is survived by his wife Woodsy Hobgood and two sisters, Mary Jo McWilliams of Spartanburg, N.C., and Peggy Saunders of Lobelville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Jeffrey Ryan Hobgood; sister Barbara Hobgood; and two brothers, Buddy Hobgood and Gene Hobgood.
Pallbearers were Aaron Pruett, Bubba Rose, Jay Rose and Mike Rose.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Ida Christine Allbritton Wright

Ida Christine Allbritton Wright passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 14, 2020, just 24 days before her 96th birthday.
She sustained injuries in a fall at home and was transferred to UMMC Grenada where her children and grandchildren stayed by her side until she made the move to her eternal home.
Christine was born in Cascilla on July 8, 1924, where she and Edward (Buddy) raised their three daughters and worshipped at North Shady Grove Church of God. In 1973, they sold the farm and moved to Grenada to be closer to their daughters and grandchildren. From that time on, Sister Christine has been a go-to prayer warrior at the Grenada Church of God.
It simply was not possible to know her and not adore her. She foremost loved God, and lived her faith to the fullest every single day. If she said she’d pray for you, she did and not just once. Within the family, we said you had better be sure you want it if you ask Mamaw to pray for it. She loved all her family and friends as Jesus commanded, and she never let you leave without a hug and seldom empty-handed. If she wasn’t ironing for some of her favorites, you would find her working outside usually with hoe in hand. She enjoyed her flowers and often said they reminded her of her own mom.
Christine was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Ida Kendall; husband of 53 years Clarence Edward Allbritton; husband of three years Willie Wright; a daughter Peggy Christine Martin; a son-in-law Earnest Ferrell Heath; a bonus son James Wright, and a grandson Alvin Shane Gordon, in addition to all 10 of her siblings and a long list of other family and friends.
Christine is survived by several generations including daughters, Joyce Heath Gaston Buice (Howard) of Grenada and Pauline Gordon (A.D.) of Senatobia; bonus sons, Mike Wright (Louise) and Bill Wright (Peggy) of Louisville, Ky. ; grandchildren Tracy Gaston Forrest (Charlie) of Starkville, John Dale Gordon of Alabama, Rose Heath McCurdy (Kevin) of Eads, Tenn., Hope Heath Dykes (Scott) of Grenada; Mandy Grant Young of Grenada, and Britton Dale Gordon (Allie) of Sarah; great-grandchildren, Christi Herring Smith (Rob) of Columbus, Amber Herring Bailey (Cody) of Grenada, Emilee Adeline McCurdy of Fort Worth, Texas, (fiancé Paul Waldrop of Phenix City, Ala.), Heath Edward McCurdy of Memphis, Madison Grace Gordon of Sarah, Layton Seth Tharpe of Water Valley, Anna Elizabeth Gordon of Sarah, Tyler Edward Gordon of Senatobia, Lanna Christine Tharpe of Water Valley, Britton Gordon Jr., Evan Shane Gordon and Graycee Mae Gordon, all of Sarah; great-great grandchildren Douglas Lane Bailey of Grenada, Brylee Christine Smith of Columbus and Michael David Bailey of Grenada.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, June 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. at McKibben & Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada. In accordance with her wishes, the Reverends James McElroy and Frank Samples will officiate the celebration of her life at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, in the McKibben & Guinn chapel. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
If you prefer, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Grenada Church of God in her memory.
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).