Sue Cox

Sue Cox, 76, of Pittsboro, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at UT Methodist Central in Memphis.  Born August 7, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Hughes and Mary Etta Murphree Hughes. She was the wife of the late Wendel Cox. She was a member of Bruce United Methodist Church, DAR, Republican Party, served on the Sawmill Festival Committee, and was involved with the Biblical City.  [Read more...]

Jerry Daniel

Jerry Lamar Daniel, 66, of Houlka, died  Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at the Church Street
Personal Care Home of Ecru. He was retired from the Houston Postal Service where he was a city carrier, and  served in The U.S. Army during the
Vietnam War. He was a member of Robbs Methodist Church, Bruce VFW, DAV and American Legion. He
loved fishing.  [Read more...]

Callie Bailey

Callie Mae Williams Bailey, 71, diedSeptember 15, 2014 at BMH in Oxford. She was born March 27, 1943, the daughter of Hattie Wade Bailey and Quillie. She was a 1962 graduate of North Calhoun High School in Bruce. She joined Oak Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, where she remained a faithful member until her death. She served as  a trustee, steward, stewardess, treasurer, Sunday School superintendent/teacher, choir member and any other capacity where there was need, whether it was janitor, cook or carpenter. She was known as a soloist throughout the region. In 1965, she married John Bailey and to this union, two children, John Wayne and Teresia, were born. [Read more...]

Linda Willis

Linda J. Willis, 56, of Miami, Fl., died September 20, 2014. She was born February 17, 1958 in Calhoun County, to Mary Ruth Willis. She was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. At the time of her passing, she was an active member of Grace Baptist Church in Miami. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Jackson State University. Soon after graduation, she accepted a teaching opportunity with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Shortly thereafter, she earned her National Board Certification for Teachers. She had such a passion for teaching that she also taught classes at Miami Dade Community College. During her teaching career, she led the Future Business of America Clubs and founded the Cuda Printing Company. Upon her retirement, she had received numerous awards and notable recognitions. She used her talents in the ministry by serving as the newspaper editor at Grace Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Harvey Lee

Harvey Ellard Lee, Sr., 85, Derma, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 at his home.  He was born January 28, 1929 to Samuel O. Lee, Sr.  and Gladys Weaver Lee in Big Creek. He was retired shipping manager for Hawkins’ Auto Parts, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. [Read more...]

Lonnie Patton

Lonnie Buford Patton, 76, of Pittsboro,went to his heavenly home  Tuesday, Sept.  23, 2014, at the
State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born January 25, 1938 in Banner, the son of Harold Patton and Ruby Joblin
Patton. He was a member of Pittsboro First Baptist Church where he was a dedicated deacon for 43 years, serving as
chairman numerous times. He also served as Youth Sunday School Teacher, and Director of Discipleship Training.
He served his country in the Army National Guard for six years, attaining the rank Sargent E-6. He served on active
duty during the Berlin Crisis. He retired from Kellwood Co. after 42 years of service, where he held numerous
management positions. During his work week years he traveled to several South and Central American countries
where he met many friends that contributed to the work in the garment industry. He enjoyed spending time with his
family, church family and friends. To his family he was considered a strong and wise man, a man of integrity, a loving
husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. A man who made this world a better place to live.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nelda Harrelson Patton, Pittsboro; one daughter, Melanie (John)
Bollinger, Calhoun City; brother, George (Carol) Patton, Kosciusko; two grandchildren, Amanda  Bollinger and Jonathan Bollinger; special niece and nephew, Jessi Stevenson and Timothy Parker; sisters-in-law, Margaret Patton, Nancy Patton, Martha (Quincy) Parker, Tilda Harrelson and Betty Harrelson; six nieces and seven nephews, and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Roy, Ernest  and Jimmy Patton, and sister, Sarah Rasberry.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m.  Thursday, Sept. 25, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce.  Funeral services will be Friday 11 a.m. at Pittsboro First Baptist Church with
Dr. Buford Usry and Bro. Randy Futral officiating. Interment will be in Pittsboro Cemetery, Pittsboro, MS.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 196 Charmant Pl. Ste. 4, Ridgeland, MS 39157
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Mary Ellen Potts

Mary Ellen Mixon Potts went home to be with her Lord Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, surrounded by family and friends. She was born October 16, 1929 to the late Thomas Lloyd and Sarah Ellen Stephens Mixon of Houston. She and her family moved to Water Valley during her sophomore year of high school, where she graduated from Water Valley High School in May 1947. [Read more...]

Raymond Cox

Raymond Lee Cox, 89, of Water Valley,  died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at the MS State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born May 17, 1925 in Charleston, to the late Robert Lee and Margaret Fortner Cox. He was a member of the Yalobusha Historical Society, American Legion and First Baptist Church of Water Valley, where he was a member of the Grace Sunday School Class. [Read more...]

Brittany Bennett

Brittany Nicole Bennett, 15, of Bruce, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. She was born May 26, 1999 in Memphis, the daughter of Charles Preston Bennett and Candice Boland Bennett.  She was in the tenth grade at Bruce High School. [Read more...]

Bertram Sanders

Bertram Norton Sanders, 82, of Pittsboro died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo.  He was born July 20, 1932 to Annie Cotton in Marvelle, Ar. He was retired from the Army, served in the Vietnam War, and was a member of New Gauley Freewill Baptist Church. [Read more...]