Jackie Donald Bias, 64, of Derma, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at NMMC-Hospice in Tupelo. He was born March 8, 1949 in Derma, the son of Carlos Bias and Clytee Lucius Bias. Visitation is tonight, Monday, from 5-8 p.m. at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City. His funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Carl Morris officiating. Burial will be in Oak Springs Cemetery in Derma. Pallbearers will be Charles Raulston, Ricky Card, Lil Ricky Card, Jerry Howell, Bryant McCluskey and Junior Arrington. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Melton and Dusty Card. Survivors include one daughter, Julie (Tony)?Howell; one son, Jackie Christopher (Daphne)?Bias; one sister, Sherry (Ricky)?Card, all of Calhoun City; six grandchildren, Bryan Howell, Hunter Howell, Cheyenne Howell, Kenston Wright, Makynah Bias and Makenzy Bias, and two great-grandchildren, Grace Howell and Kole Howell. Online condolences Pryorfuneralhome .com
Roscoe E. Lantrip, 99, of Banner, died November 23, 2013 at his home. He was born January 12, 1914 in Houlka, the son of Dennis Andy Lantrip and Cora Collums Lantrip. He was retired from Red River Arsenal, and he served in the U.S. Navy for over six year. He was a member of the Church of Christ. His funeral service was Sunday at 3 p.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Keith Benefield officiating. Pallbearers were Jim Earl Aron, Joe Aron, Randy Cain, Charles Chrestman, Bill Goodwin, Junior Hillhouse and Lanny Hillhouse. A funeral service will also be held Tuesday at Eastside Funeral Home in Texarkana, Ar. at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Faulk Cemetery in Faulk, Ar. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Lantrip, Banner; step-daughter, Fredia Hardin, Banner; two step-sons, Junior (Jennifer)?Hillhouse and Lanny (Celia) Hillhouse, Bruce; 11 grandchildren and one special grandchild, Stevie Heath. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis and Brooks Lantrip; two sisters, Syble Cates and Geneva Cates Herring, and a step-son, Steve Allen Hillhouse. Online condolences:?Parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com
Betty Riley Hall, age 63, died Thursday, November 21, 2013 at her home in Water Valley. She was born in Yalobusha County on January 9, 1950 to the late Willie A. and Jessie Gooch Riley. Betty worked for years in the deli at Piggly Wiggly in Water Valley, and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist MB Church. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed singing and was very active in her church. She loved her children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 25, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Pastor Johnny Roland, Pastor Alexander, Pastor Person and Pastor Steen officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Church Cemetery. The repast will be held at the Sanders Chapel Gymnasium in Water Valley.
Betty is survived by her husband of forty-four years, Ezra Hall of Water Valle; her son, Eric (Earlene) Riley, Water Valley; two sisters, Mildred (Charles) Haywood, University Park, IL and Georgia Hall of St. Louis, MO; two brothers, James (Mary) Riley (Mary) and Robert Riley, all of Water Valley; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Tony Riley.
Kenneth Edwin “Punk”?Latham, 87, of Paris, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at his home. He was born November 10, 1926, the son of Rube Franklin Latham and Vernia Mae Harmon Latham of Paris. He was retired from Big Yank Garment Factory and he was a member of Paris Methodist Church. [Read more...]
Melba Lee Thrash Barton, 86, of Hohenwald, TN, formerly of Coffeeville, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013. She was born July 25, 1927 in Oklahoma. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Coffeeville. During her many years as a pastor’s wife, she taught the young married women’s Sunday School Class at Hollywood Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. [Read more...]
Shirley A. Featherston, 79, of Brooksville, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at North MS?Medical Center-Hospice. Her funeral service will be Wednesday, at Brooksville Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with Bro. Ben Yarber and Bro. Jerome Key officiating. Interment will be in Brooksville Cemetery. [Read more...]
Cathy Lynn Massey Sullivan, 60, of Grenada, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at University of MS?Medical Center in Grenada. She was born April 9, 1953 in New York, the daughter of Melvin and Mary Busby Massey. She was a homemaker, and devoted mother and grandmother. [Read more...]
Jimmy Ray “Joker”?Wright, 57, of Houston, died November 17, 2013 at his home. He was born August 7, 1956. He was born in Calhoun County, but lived most of his life in Chickasaw County. He was a disabled truck driver and a member of Thorn Church of God. [Read more...]
Isabel Alejandra Razo, 7, of Vardaman, died Saturday, Nov. 16 at her home. She was born December 28, 2005 in Amory. She was a member of Vardaman First Baptist Church and was a student at Vardaman Elementary School. She accepted Christ during VBS this summer and was baptized in August. Visitation is today, Monday, from 3:30-4 p.m. at Vardaman High School Gymnasium. [Read more...]