B.C. Ruth

Bryce Clinton Ruth, Sr., 94, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Indywood Estates. He was born in Pittsboro, on May 28, 1920, to Barney Edward Ruth and Sara Elizabeth Armstrong Ruth. He proudly served the United States Army during WWII, where he became a Purple Heart recipient for his actions as a forward observer in Northern Africa and Italy. [Read more...]

Coaurtney Collins

Coaurtney Leigh Collins, 30, of Calhoun City, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. Born April 5, 1984 in Tupelo, she was the daughter of Forrest Pope and Shelley Willis King.  She was the wife of Matthew Collins. She was employed by Caviness Woodworking.  [Read more...]

Wendell Smith

Funeral services for Wendell Smith will be Friday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. at Van Hoose and Steele Fneral Home, 2615 Stillman Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 6 p.m. Burial will be at Montevallo National Military Cemetery. A full obituary will be printed at a later date. A 1976 graduate of Bruce High School, he was married to the former Annie Kay Bean, also of Bruce.

Victor Thacker

Victor Thacker, 92, of Vardaman died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-NMS  in Oxford.  He was born April 22, 1922 in Savannah, TN to Barney Thacker and Icie Hughes Thacker. He was a retired farmer and school bus driver, a World War II Army Veteran and a member of New Providence Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Taylor Chrestman

Evin Taylor Chrestman, 25, died Sunday, February 1, 2015, in Houlka. He was born May 15, 1989, in Amory to Eric Evins Chrestman and Mary Ellen Schallock Chrestman. He was employed by Ashley Furniture and was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. He was an outdoorsman, loved working with his horses, and was an avid Ole Miss fan. He loved his family, especially his nieces and nephews.  [Read more...]

Izora Bailey

Izora Woodard Bailey, 78, of Bruce, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. She was the daughter of Sine Woodard and Dellie Floyd. She was a member of Grace Fellowship, was a former police officer, did woodworking and loved to sing. [Read more...]

Morris Parker

Morris Parker, 80, Calhoun City,  died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Calhoun County Nursing Home in Calhoun City. Born October 21, 1934, he was the son of the late Curtis and Effie Lester Parker. He was a member of Taylor Church of God of Prophecy and, a retired farm supply salesman. [Read more...]

David Bertot Jr.

David Bertot Jr. passed away November 7, 2014 in Lancaster, Ca. He was born June 7, 1923 in Tulsa, Ok. He was interred January 22, 2015 in the National Cemetery at Naval Air Station Pensacola. He was honored for his service by the Navy Honor Squad. An American Flag was presented to his niece Teresa Bertot Lee and the eulogy by U.S. Navy Chaplain Gibson. [Read more...]

Bill Simpson

Funeral services for William Arthur “Bill” Simpson, 87, of Coffeeville, were Saturday at 1 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Yalobusha County. Burial followed in Clear Springs Cemetery in Yalobusha County. National Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at UMMC-Grenada, and he was born November 2, 1927, the son of the late Edward Lester Simpson and Mary Frances Spurgeon Simpson of Yalobusha County. He was employed by Grenada County as an equipment operator until his retirement. He was a member and deacon of Pine Grove Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II, and was a Mason. [Read more...]

Millie Sanders Cowsert

Millie Jo Sanders Cowsert, 55 of Big Creek, died Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Calhoun Health Services Hospital in Calhoun City.

Born November 21, 1959 in Caledonia, she was the daughter of the late James Russell Sanders and Betty Jo Harrison Sanders. She was a former factory worker and attended Shiloh Baptist Church. [Read more...]