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.
Joyce Ann Odum Buchanan, 62, of Bruce, died May 7, 2013 at Calhoun Health Services nursing home in Calhoun City. She was born March 17, 1951 at Bramlitt Hospital in Oxford, the daughter of James Edward Odum and Toxie Lee Bennett Odum. She was a homemaker and member of Haven Hill Baptist Church.
James Andy Harrison, 69, of Calhoun City, died May 6, 2013 at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home. He was born November 4, 1943 in Derma, the son of William Bryan Harrison and Mattie Gertrude Cook Harrison. He was a retired asphalt and paving foreman, and later retired from the furniture business. He was a member of the Lewis Memorial Methodist Church.
W.C. (Nat) Coffey, 77, died April 27, 2013 at NMMC in Tupelo. He was born February 23, 1936 in Webster County, the son of Elverste and Roseaner Haywood Coffey. He was a member of Macedonia M.B. Church, where he served in the brotherhood, deacon board, usher board, and as trustee. He also served as treasurer for Mount Harmony Baptist Assn., District.
Cecil Flemons, 86, of Big Creek, died May 4, 2013 at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home Calhoun Ms. He was born September 23, 1926 in Pine Valley, the son of Robert Holland Flemons and Freddie Blake Carmical Flemons. He was a farmer, former Mason of Big Creek Lodge, former Farm Bureau board member, former member of Gore Spring Gin Board, and was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church.