Vernon Keith Mooneyham, 74, of Randolph, died May 11, 2013 at Sunshine Nursing Home in Pontotoc. He was born June 14, 1939 in Buckhorn, the son of Vernon Lee Mooneyham and Lula Austin Mooneyham. He was a retired county worker and was a member of Buckhorn Church of Christ.
Erma Clara Morgan Howell, 86, passed away May 16, 2013. A long time resident of Frayser, TN, she was born in Yalobousha County MS to Linder Lee Morgan and Clara Myrtle Cox Morgan.
Lanelle Wood Couch, 85, of Grenada, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Desoto in Southaven. She was born in Calhoun County to the late Dave and Ivy Baker Wood. She was an active member of the Grenada Pilot Club, the Gideons’ Ladies’ Auxiliary and was the former owner of Carroll-Black Flowers in Grenada. She was also a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Grenada where she sang in the choir for many years.
Agnes Laverne Gillespie, 93, of Vardaman, died May 14, 2013 at her son’s residence in Isola. She was born March 24, 1920 in Pontotoc, the daughter of James Ruth and Verlon Easley Ruth. She was a homemaker and member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Poplar Spring Baptist Church. Bro. Benny Hill will be officiating and Bro. Jeff Gilder assisting.
Evie Lorene Peeples Shields, 90, died Monday, May 14, 2013 at her home in Water Valley. She was born March 3, 1923 in Calhoun County, to the late Allen White and Vivian Bell Peeples. Lorene owned and operated a retail shoe business in Water Valley until her retirement and she enjoyed cooking, gardening, taking care of her flowers, quilting and spending time with her family. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Water Valley and attended the Ruth Sunday School class.
Leslie Joe Wiggs, 74, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at his home. He was born March 29, 1939, to Elmer Bud Wiggs and Robbie Pauline Mayhan Wiggs. He was a retired barber and farmer. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church.
Peggy Inmon Griffin, 88, of Vardaman, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at her residence. She was born September 26, 1924 in Vardaman, the daughter of Norman E. and Violet L. Morgan Inmon. She was a retired postal clerk. She was also the seamstress and owner of Linen-N-Lace. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church.
Willie J. Westmoreland, 60 of Bruce, died May 7, 2013 at his home. He was a member of Zion Springs M.B. Church. He was part of the Skuna Valley male choir and was known for selling furniture.
Linda Rose Simpson Roberson, 69, of Little Rock, MS, died May 8, 2013 at Anderson Hospital in Meridian. She was born April 24, 1944 in Calhoun County, the daughter of Abyar Simpson and Mae Allan Simpson. She was an office manager for Kellwood and member of County Line Baptist Church in Union.
Mary Kathleen Hannaford Patterson, 93, of Jackson, died May 8, 2013 at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland. She was born December 21, 1919 in Pittsboro, the daughter of Henry W. and Dot Ligon Hannaford. She graduated from Pittsboro High School and attended Blue Mountain College. She was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church where she sang in the choir for several years, the Seekers Sunday School Class, and the Camenae Club.