Phillip McGonagill

Phillip Lowell McGonagill, 78, of Columbus, Oh., died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at his residence.  He was born September 30, 1936 in Oxford, the son of the late Lowell McGonagill and the late Christine Holley McGonagill. He served as a PFC in the Marine Corps.  [Read more...]

Dixie Davis

Dixie Davis, 82, of Bruce, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. She was born March 4, 1932 in Ellard, the daughter of the late E.L. Steele and the late Helen McKibben Steele. She worked for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi for over 30 years. She was a member of Ellard Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

Pearline Hamblin

Pearline Harrelson Hamblin, 92, of Bruce,  died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at her daughter’s residence. She was born November 1, 1922 in Sabougla, the daughter of Eli Jahew and Minnie Mooneyham Harrelson She was a homemaker and attended Mt. Comfort Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

Delle Burke

Lula Odelle  “Delle” Byars Burke, 81, of Grenada, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at her home. She was born December 30, 1932 in Calhoun County,  to Charlie R. Byars, Sr.  and Lula Bells Hendrix Byars. She was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Kathy Brummett

Kathy Brummett, 66, of Pittsboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House   in Tupelo. Born December 1, 1948 in Webster County, the daughter of Ruble and Nora Allred Collins. She was a graduate of East Webster High School, had previously worked at Kellwood Garment Company and had owned and operated a restaurant.Her last employment was Calhoun Health Services.  She was a member of Old Town Baptist Church. [Read more...]

John Walter Reed

John Walter Reed, 77, of Bruce died Friday, December 5, 2014 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born June 21, 1937 in Oglesby, Tx. He was the son of John Baxter Reed and Clara Walter Reed. He was a retired construction road worker and a member of Church of Christ in Gatesville, Tx. [Read more...]

Raymond Head

Raymond Head, 88, of Albuquerque, NM, where he resided for close to three years, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 at VA Medical Center in Albuquerque  He was formerly of Calhoun County. He was born May 23, 1926 to John Roy and Bessie Bell Head in Angelina County, TX, where he lived until age 6, when his family moved back to Calhoun County. [Read more...]

Frances Miller

Mary “Frances” Davis Miller, 88, of Georgetown, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Frances was born November 29, 1925, in Lyon, Mississippi.  She was preceded in death by her husband Lenor Hays Miller and parents Joyce Gordon Davis and James Mardie Davis. She and Hays grew up in the Ellard Community. They lived in Memphis, until retirement to Banner, MS. [Read more...]

William T. (Bill) Beck Jr.

William T. (Bill) Beck Jr. was born December 10, 1943 in Pittsboro, which gave him a love of the woods and Faulkner novels. He was a graduate of Bruce High School and Mississippi State University. He later served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war. He enjoyed his career as a self-employed painting contractor. He had a passion for birds, all wildlife, nature, bicycling and sailing. He was a scholar in Early California Impressionist Art. He approached life with discipline and he was a seeker of enlightenment. He was a generous man with a loving spirit. Family and friends knew him as fun loving with quick wit. He passed away November 29, 2014 after a brief bout with cancer. [Read more...]

Billy Earl Baker

Billy Earl Baker, 71, of Vardaman, died Thursday, Dec.  4, 2014, at his residence. Born Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1943, he was the son of the late Mike Baker and Louise Whitt Baker. He was the husband of Sandra Baker. He was employed by Bailey Farms. He was a member of Vardaman United Methodist Church. [Read more...]