Janie Parker

Nellie Janie Sims Parker, 78, of Vardaman died Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2015 at her home. She was born July 19, 1936 in Calhoun County, the daughter of James E. Sims and Luberta Miller Sims. She was a homemaker and a member of Vardaman First Baptist Church. [Read more...]

James Ghaffari

James Ramin Ghaffari, 49, of Hixson, TN received a new body Monday evening, March 23, 2015 when God called him home to be with Him in Heaven. He was a member of Middle Valley Baptist Church and before his illness he was Director of Sales for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee. He enjoyed coin collecting, photography and loved Auburn football. His greatest passion in life was supporting his children in sports and spending time with his family. His heart was for children around the world, including building a playground at an orphanage in Arkhangelsk, Russia. [Read more...]

Dororthy Cruthirds

Dorothy Ray Cruthirds, 77, of Bruce, died Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Baptist Hospital-NM in Oxford. She was born January 25, 1938, the daughter of D.V. Cruthirds and Hattie Leona Lay. Employed by Three Rivers, she was a home meal deliverer. She was a members of Bruce Chapel.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Belle Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Her funeral service will be Friday, April 3 at noon at New Hope COGIC in Bruce with Pastor Washington Cruthirds officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Community Cemetery in Pittsboro.

Survivors include three sons, James L. Cruthirds, Washington Cruthirds and Neal S. Cruthirds, all of Vicksburg; two daughters, Carrie C. Martin, Oxford, and Wanester C. Davis, Bruce; one brother, Willie E. Cruthirds, Pittsboro; six sisters, Hattie Daniels, Chicago; Jackie Cruthirds, Pittsboro; Agnes Longstreet, Nashville; Teresa Coffey, Vardaman; Viola Madkins, Memphis; Martha Doss; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren, and special friend, William Allen.

Shelia Ramsey

Shelia Ann Lucius Ramsey, 59, of Lafayette, LA died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at her home. She was born April 23, 1955 in Calhoun City. She was the daughter of Wayne Lucius and Doris Henry Lucius. She graduated from Acadiana High School in 1973 attended Delta Business College and pursued her career at Lafayette General Hospital in Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit for many years. She was a devoted daughter, mother, and grandmother and her family was her life. [Read more...]

Bobbie Powell

Bobbie Sue Powell, 81, of Bruce, died Saturday, Mar.  21, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.  Born  June 23, 1933 in Sarepta, she was the daughter of the late Lois Jackson Knight and the late Annie Mae McCormick Knight. She was the wife of the late Frank Powell. She was a graduate of Randolph High School, homemaker, and loved outdoor gardening. She was a member of Houlka First Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Billy Grist

Billy L. Grist, 82, Bruce, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Community Hospice House in Verona. Born June 22, 1932 in Sarepta, he was the son of the late William Grist and the late Clara Logan Grist. He was the husband of Marjorie Winter Grist. He served in the Army and was a Veteran of Korean Conflict. He was a member of Sarepta Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Bro. Ed Pettit

Bro. Edward J. Pettit, 86, of Bruce, died Friday, Mar. 20, 2015, at Bruce Community Living Center. Born August 5, 1928 in Elzey,  he was the son of the late Hosea Pettit and the late Annice Moore  Pettit. He was the husband of the late Josephine Pettit. He was retired from Brookwood Furniture. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and he also served as a Baptist minister for 53 years in Calhoun, Chickasaw, and Pontotoc counties. [Read more...]

Drew Kelly

Funeral Services for  Drew Kelly of Bruce were held Monday March 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Zion Springs MB Church in Bruce.  Burial followed at Zion Springs MB Church Cemetery.  Townes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Brynn Morgan

Brynn “Dick” D. Morgan, MSGT USAF Retired, 80, of Greenville, SC, died Monday, March 16, 2015. He was born in Calhoun City, the son of husband of the late Dewey Judson and Obera Elphia White Morgan. After 20 years of service in the United States Air Force he retired to Greenville, SC. He was a member of Taylors First Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Dewey Melton

Dewey Melton, 68, of Texarkana, Tx., died March 9, 2015 at his home. He was born September 23, 1946, in Bruce, the son of Albert and Clara Melton. He was a member of Redwater Baptist Church. He was retired from Red River Army Depot. [Read more...]