Billie James Bonner, Rose Marie Marascalco, Ellie Denley Pittman, George Marion Shute

Billie James Bonner

Billie James Bonner, 86, Grenada, Mississippi was born in Crandall, Miss., to Tobe and Etta Morgan Bonner, May 29, 1934, and moved to his eternal home July 25, 2020.

He married Betty Jean Waldrup on Sept. 23, 1955. She preceded him in death.

Billie attended Quitman High School, Quitman, Miss. He joined the United States Navy shortly after his 17th birthday, serving his country as an electrician’s mate on the USS Colonial during the Korean War. Billie graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 1960. He was a well-known and highly-respected pharmacist from his early days of pharmacy at the Corner Drug Store to his days of owning and serving people at Bonner’s Pharmacy. Many children left the drug store with candy to help the medicine go down.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and after retirement learned to cook and learned to can string beans. He enjoyed traveling, especially to the USS Colonial reunions, his Navy ship. After retiring, Billie enjoyed spending Saturdays in the fall cheering on the Ole Miss Rebels and visiting friends in The Grove.

Billie was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Grenada, where he was a beloved second grade Sunday School teacher, deacon, and an encourager to others.

He was a dedicated fan at Kirk Academy Athletic Events. He was often seen in the stands surrounded by students. In 2018, he was awarded the Kirk Academy Ray Freeman Award for Honor and Service.

Along with his wife of 61 years, Mr. Bonner is preceded in death by his daughter Linda Jean Bonner, his parents, brothers, Leo Bonner, H B Bonner, sisters, Nina Thompson and Bonnie Oliver.

He is survived by a daughter Ann Bonner (Steve) Huber, Cleveland; sons Max (Magalys) Bonner, Eads, Tenn., and Michael (Amanda) Bonner, Cleveland; grandchildren: Daniel (Tiffany) Huber, Mobile, Ala.; Matthew (Liza) Huber, Bloemfontein, South Africa; Joel (Yo) Huber, Starkville; Rachel Huber, Southaven; Ashley Bonner, Cleveland; Amber Bonner, Cleveland; Amy Bonner, Cleveland; Max Bonner Jr., Eads, Tenn.; Stephanie Bonner, Eads, Tenn.; and great-grandchild Magdalene Huber, Bloemfontein, South Africa; sister Faye Swilley, Quitman, and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.

The family wishes to thank his caregivers for their love and support: Eupora Hankins, Shirley Brown, Earlie Mohead, Marcia O’Bannon and Peggy Steele.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, July 28, at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Grenada.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 450 Faith Drive, Grenada, MS 38901, or the charity of your choice.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Rose Marie Marascalco

Rose Marie Marascalco, 75, of Grenada, went home to the Lord on July 24, 2020, in Oxford.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated privately with her immediate family at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Rose was a friend to all she met. She loved her family and friends and always had a smile for everyone.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Louis and Mary Marascalco of Grenada; a brother Louis and sister Josephine.

She is survived by her brother Frank (Dolly), with whom she lived, and four sisters, Mrs. Annette (Joseph) Ciaramitaro of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Grace (Ralph) Mattei of Memphis, Mrs. Mary (Lawrence) Cervetti of Germantown, Tenn., and Mrs. Catherine (Vince) Foti, of Como; 12 nephews and nieces, and numerous grandnephews and grandnieces; and her loyal and loving caregiver Mrs. Gladys Bennett of Greenwood and Grenada.

Rose will be sorely missed as she was our special angel.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

Ellie Denley Pittman

Mr. Ellie Denley Pittman, 86, of Coffeeville, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020, at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.

He was born June 16, 1934, in Coffeeville to Samuel Allen and Nelle Tolice Denley Pittman.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Coffeeville Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister Nelle Pittman Lowe (James) of Coffeeville and a brother Joseph Daniel Pittman of Houston, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Samuel Allen Pittman and Phillip Patrick Pittman.

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George Marion Shute

Mr. George Marion Shute, 77, of Grenada, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center – Grenada.

He was born March 14, 1943, in Lexington to Marion Kenneth and Maxine Ellison Shute. Mr. Shute was a retired farmer and salesman and had also worked as a supervisor at the Mississippi Beef Plant in Oakland. George served in the Mississippi National Guard and served as an elder at the Southside Church of Christ.

A private graveside service will be held at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery at Blackhawk with Dr. Joey Gafford and the Rev. James Melton officiating.

Survivors include his wife Billie Faye Knox Shute; one daughter Suzanne Smith (Randy) of Grenada; four grandchildren, Christopher O’Brien, Corey Self Shute, Will Mothershed and Haleigh Kennon; and seven great-grandchildren, Quinton Kennon, Anastasia Lofton, Teya Feinauer, Anora Feinauer, Ashlyn Mothershed, Liam Mothershed and Griffin Mothershed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Allison Shute.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).