Area Obituaries

John Thomas Tedder, Flavia ‘Toots’ Peeples Waddell

John Thomas Tedder Gore Springs – John Thomas Tedder, 53, a retired pastor, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Born Aug. 22, 1965, in Vardaman, he was the son of James Thomas and Linda Tedder. He was a 1983 graduate of Grenada High School and a 2009 graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a…

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Teresa Noel Adams, Morris ‘Bookie’ Forrest, Shirley Waters Fowler, Margaret Saxton Haltom, Ralph E. Kendrick, Henry Earl McKay Jr., Steven Ricardo Knowles, Thurman Waller, Jimmy E. Wortham, Quentayveon D. Thompson

Teresa Noel Adams Teresa Noel Adams, 56, of Grenada died Sept. 13, 2018, at her home. Funeral services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at the New Life Church with burial in the Swain Chapel Cemetery in Holcomb. Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until the…

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Dorothy Jean Taylor Worley Simpson; Elizabeth Chaney Vance

Dorothy Jean Worley Simpson Mrs. Dorothy Jean Taylor Worley Simpson, 75, of Scobey, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at the Tallahatchie General Extended Care Facility in Charleston. She was born Sept. 9, 1943, in Prentiss County to Cecil Robert and Myrtle Pearl Cole Taylor. She had worked for many years in her restaurant, Dot’s…

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David Hunter Beckham, Abbie Crump, Terry James, Kenneth Earl Lester, Jennie Faye McCluskey, William Leroy McCluskey, Margaret Ann Oswalt, Dorothy Simpson, Elizabeth Chaney Vance

David Hunter Beckham Funeral services for David Hunter Beckham, age 60, of Grenada, are at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada. Burial will follow in Smith Cemetery at Rosebloom. Visitation is Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mortimer National Funeral Home. Mr. Beckhan died Tuesday,…

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Marguerite Burkley, George Davis, Jennie Huffman McCluskey, William McCluskey, Tina Ross

Marguerite Burkley Marguerite Finney Burkley, 100 years old, began her birthday celebration at Grenada Rehab and Healthcare Center, Sept. 8, 2018. During that afternoon, Marguerite, affectionately known as Marge, took the celebration to her heavenly home. Marguerite was born on Sept. 8, 1918, in Canton. She graduated from Grenada High School and attended Grenada College.…

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Olivia Jean Austin, Pearlie H. Brown, Richard Taylor Campbell, Ethel L. Crockett, Mattie Edwards Keeler, Linda Ralston Melton, Cecil Gibson Melton, Lynn Upshaw, Eddie ‘Chank’ Willis, Rosie L. Hartman-Wilson, Willie W. Windham, G.T. Wright

Olivia Jean Austin Olivia “Jean” Austin, 73, died Aug. 26, 2018, at Methodist University Hospital. She was born Aug. 20, 1945, in Grenada. Survivors include daughters Penny Peeples and Amy Carr-Turnpaugh; son Doug Austin, all residents of Memphis; brother George Johnson of West Memphis and sister Mae DeShields of Memphis. Services were Wednesday at Forest…

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William ‘Dub’ Waldrep Memorial Here

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Mr. Waldrep at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 30, at the First United Methodist Church in Grenada. — From Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne, Ark. William “Dub” Waldrep of Grenada, Mississippi, formerly of Wynne, died on Friday, August 17, 2018 at his residence; he was 83. Dub was born in…

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The Rev. James Elmer Calder, Florence Rebecca Walker, Willie Windham

The Rev. James Elmer Calder The Rev. James Elmer Calder, 79, of Coffeeville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at his residence with his family by his side. He was born July 21, 1939, in Tallahatchie County to Alex and Hattie Mae Liles Calder. James surrendered to the ministry in 1964 and had faithfully served…

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Theodor Berry Jr., Mary Hunter Jones Carlton, Charley James Holmes, Wesley McCullough, Luvenia Smith-Goss, Martha Spears Parker, Irene Nail Williams, Katherine Francis Wright

Theodore Berry Jr. Funeral services for Theodore Berry Jr. of Grenada are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sweethome AME Church with burial in Sweethome Cemetery. Mr. Berry, 84, died of a long illness at UMMC-Grenada on Aug. 17, 2018. He was born on Dec. 30, 1933. Mr. Berry is survived by three daughters, Glenda Berry…

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