Bill Russell

William “Bill” Bryant Russell, 83, of Pittsboro, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. He was born December 11, 1930 Calhoun County in the Old Town Community to Willie Russell and Maude  Bryant Russell.  He was a retired business owner of Western Auto in Bruce, a U.S. Air Force Veteran of World War II, and airplane mechanic.  He was a member and Sunday School teachers of Pittsboro First Baptist Church, a Mason in Antioch Lodge, and a ham radio operator.  [Read more...]

Earl Mayhan

Edward Earl Mayhan, entered into the presence of The Lord Sunday, November 16, 2014. He was born in Calhoun
County, October 16, 1940 to Wiley Edward Mayhan and Allie Mae McCombs Mayhan. He was a retired truck
driver for Kellwood Company, Cooper Freight and Calhoun County.  He was a 1960 graduate of Bruce High School. He was the head chef of the Green Apron Cooking Team. He was
also a member of the Calhoun Avengers Chapter of the Sons of the Confederacy and a member of Westside
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Lillian Young

Lillian Aven Young, 96, of Columbus, died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Winsor Place in Columbus.  She was born March 15, 1918 in Grenada County, to John Q. Aven, Sr. and Annie Litton Aven.  She was a hairdresser and member of First Baptist Church in Calhoun City. [Read more...]

Chase Collins

Bennett Chase Collins, 20 of Pontotoc, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 in Oxford.  He was born in Tupelo on September 6, 1994. He was a 2013 graduate of South Pontotoc High School and was employed by Center Plate Concessions & Catering for U.M. He was a member of West Heights Baptist Church, and enjoyed tennis, basketball, and he loved music.  [Read more...]

Glenn Martin

Glenn Allen Martin, 63, of Gore Springs, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at his home.  He was born September 2, 1951 in Grenada to Rev. William Everette and Arma Glyn Caffey Martin.  He had spent most of his working life as a truck driver and working in construction.  He was a Baptist. [Read more...]

Bobby Collins

Bobby Lee Collins, 80 of Bruce, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at his home. Born  June 22, 1934 in Banner, to Lester Lee Collins and Alline Smith Collins. He was a Veteran of the Korea Conflict serving in the U.S. Navy as an aviation electrician.  He was a retired carpenter and member of Mt. Comfort Baptist Church. He was an avid gardener and passed his love of gardening on to his children.  [Read more...]

Mike Burt

James Michael ‘Mike’ Burt, 57,  Pittsboro, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at North MS Medical Center in  Tupelo. Born September 20, 1957, in Calhoun County, he was the son of the late Henry David Burt and Peggy  Marie Nix Burt, Bruce. He was a member and deacon of Mt. Comfort Baptist Church, and member of Calhoun County Masons, and Shriners Club. Men’s  Sunday School Teacher and was an R.A teacher.

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Josephine Pettit

Josephine Clements Pettit, 83 of Bruce,  died  Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at Calhoun Health Services in  Calhoun City. Born December 25, 1930 in Hardy, Ms.,  she was the daughter of the late Walter “Clem” Clements  and Mildred Davis Clements. She was the wife of Bro. Edward J. Pettit of Bruce. She was a former cashier at Fred’s Dollar Store and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Jerry Stroup

Jerry Howell Stroup, 64, of Batesville,  passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Oxford. He was born February, 18, 1950 in Pittsboro, the son of Doyle Durant and Mary Helen Armstrong Stroup. He was a dedicated employee of Tri-State Pest Control for over seven years, never met a stranger and had a kind word for everyone. He was a member of Pittsboro Baptist Church and the Panola County Humane Society. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his yard and spending time with family and friends. An avid fan of the Ole Miss Rebels, he also enjoyed the Atlanta Braves and SEC Football. [Read more...]

Roland McPhail

Roland Taylor McPhail, of Southaven, beloved husband and father, passed away November 3, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church and served honorably in the Marine Corps. He was a retired arbitrator for the United States Postal Service. [Read more...]