Elizabeth Byars

Gertrude Elizabeth Johnson Byars, 99, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at her home in Paris.  She was born February 11, 1915 in Water Valley, to the late Lawrence and Gertie Mae Summers Johnson. She was of the Baptist faith and was fondly known as “Sister”. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, making dolls and stuffed animals, and working puzzles. From age 93 to 95 she worked alongside her daughter, Lottie at Harmon’s Restaurant. She was a devoted grandmother and loved taking care of her grandchildren (each one thought they were her “favorite”).   [Read more...]

Mary Frances Murphree

Mary Frances Murphree, 81, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, in Columbus. [Read more...]

Wilborn Johnson Sr.

Wilborn Delane Johnson, Sr., 85 died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital  in Oxford. He was born December 20, 1928 in Sarepta, the son of the Jessie and Girtie Bonds Johnson. He served in the Army and received several awards for his Service: Bronze Star, Army Commendation, and Good  Conduct Medal. He served tours of duty in Korea, Germany, and Vietnam. He was a Member of the American Legion and the VFW. He was a member of Sarepta  Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting, and he was an avid fan of Atlanta  Braves baseball, Tennessee Titans and Ole Miss Sports. [Read more...]

Margie Moss

Margie Moss, 94,  died  Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Bruce Community Living Center.  She was born July 3, 1920, the daughter of the late Rufus Henry Mulholland and the late Mary Abbie DeWeese Mulholland. She was the wife of the late Arthur H. Moss, and they were the ormer owners of Moss Sundries for over 30 years.  She was a member of Bruce United Methodist Church and former member of Twentieth Century Club.

Surviving are daughters, Lou (Mike) Webb , Wetumpka, AL and Debbie (Ron) Musgrove of Vestavia, AL; brother, Dwight Mulholland, Neshoba County, MS; five grandchildren; Ryan (Michelle) Webb, Braden, Grant and Ansley, Atlanta, Ga.; Lauren Powells, Spencer and Lachlan, Nashville, Tn.;Melissa (Matt) Toy, Annie, James and Maggie, Franklin, TN., Cheryl (Brandon) Crowe, Charlie, Simeon and Ethan of Rydal, Pa. and David (Christa) Musgrove, Pearland, Tx. She was predeceased by brother, Solon Mulholland. Her funeral service was Saturday at 4 p.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Bro. Darrell Logan and Rev. Lannis May officiating. Interment was in Bruce Cemetery.

George Williams

George Edward Williams, 74, of Bruce, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at the Calhoun Nursing Home. [Read more...]

R.V. Sutton

R.V. Sutton,  94, died August 26, 2014 at N.M.M.C. in Tupelo. He was born in Calhoun County on July 2, 1920, the son of  the late Hubert and Carrie Kelley Sutton. He served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal during WW II and was a member of the V.F.W. He worked with Memphis Pepsi Cola Bottling Company until his retirement in 1970 as a production consultant for RKO Pepsi plants. He was a member of Ardmore Baptist Church in Memphis and a Mason. [Read more...]

Arnold Gulledge

Robert Arnold Gulledge, 88, died August 26, 2014 at Bruce Community Living Center. He was born June 28, 1926 at Big Creek, the son of Charles and Myrtle Carter Gulledge. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Allie Collins Gulledge of Bruce; [Read more...]

Jimmy Patton

Jimmy L. Patton, 73 of Banner, died Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his caregiver’s residence in Water Valley. Born  September 20, 1940 in Banner,  he was the son of the late Harold Patton and the late Ruby Joblin Patton. He was a graduate of Bruce High School class of 1959 and was retired from Whirlpool Appliance Corp. He served in the National Guard, and was a member of Banner Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

Mary Ingram

Mary Ingram, 61 of Bruce,  died  Thursday, August 21, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in
Born Tuesday, April 28, 1953 in Chicago, Il., she was the daughter of the late John Johnson and the late Mary
Caples  Gordon. She was the wife of the late Gregg Ingram.
She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and a waitress
She was survied by a host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be made to the family at ParkerMemorialFuneralHomes.com

William Hodge

William L. Hodge, age 90, died Monday, August 20, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.  He was born November 29,1923, in Lafayette County, to the late Edgar and Della Davis Hodge.  William retired from the United States Army and worked for many years as a carpenter. He was a Baptist minister and throughout the years pastored several churches in the surrounding counties including: New Hope and Calvary in Coffeeville, Hopewell in Yalobusha County, Second Baptist in Water Valley, Paris Baptist Church, Springdale in Lafayette County, Turkey Creek and Driver’s Flat in Calhoun County. William enjoyed gardening, remodeling homes, watching old westerns and spending time with his coffee-drinking buddies at Turnage Drug Store.  He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and loved spending time with his family.  [Read more...]