Jimmie Melvin

Jimmie Ruth Melvin, 75, passed away November 18, 2014, after a courageous fight against cancer. She was born in Bruce, on December 16, 1938, the daughter of S.T. and Cleo Hawkins. She attended Hinds Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi, where she earned a degree in elementary education. She and her family moved to Warrensburg, Mo. in 1966. [Read more...]

Frank Daniel

Frank Carrol Daniel, 81, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at his home in Houston. He was born January 28, 1933, in Pontotoc County to Ether Vardaman Daniel and Luvedia Cannon Daniel. He was a barber for 15 years, in the auto parts business for 14 years, had the first Dollar Store in Houston for 18 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Houston, and was a Veteran of the US Army. [Read more...]

Judy VanCanneyt

Judy Davis VanCanneyt, 62, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence, Al., just one week before her 63rd birthday. She was born in Bruce, November 21, 1951 to Thelma York Davis and James “Buddy” Davis. She was married Clifford Raymond VanCanneyt in Whitehaven, August 5, 1967. This past August they celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary. [Read more...]

Bill Russell

William “Bill” Bryant Russell, 83, of Pittsboro, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. He was born December 11, 1930 Calhoun County in the Old Town Community to Willie Russell and Maude  Bryant Russell.  He was a retired business owner of Western Auto in Bruce, a U.S. Air Force Veteran of World War II, and airplane mechanic.  He was a member and Sunday School teachers of Pittsboro First Baptist Church, a Mason in Antioch Lodge, and a ham radio operator.  [Read more...]

Earl Mayhan

Edward Earl Mayhan, entered into the presence of The Lord Sunday, November 16, 2014. He was born in Calhoun
County, October 16, 1940 to Wiley Edward Mayhan and Allie Mae McCombs Mayhan. He was a retired truck
driver for Kellwood Company, Cooper Freight and Calhoun County.  He was a 1960 graduate of Bruce High School. He was the head chef of the Green Apron Cooking Team. He was
also a member of the Calhoun Avengers Chapter of the Sons of the Confederacy and a member of Westside
Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Lillian Young

Lillian Aven Young, 96, of Columbus, died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Winsor Place in Columbus.  She was born March 15, 1918 in Grenada County, to John Q. Aven, Sr. and Annie Litton Aven.  She was a hairdresser and member of First Baptist Church in Calhoun City. [Read more...]

Chase Collins

Bennett Chase Collins, 20 of Pontotoc, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 in Oxford.  He was born in Tupelo on September 6, 1994. He was a 2013 graduate of South Pontotoc High School and was employed by Center Plate Concessions & Catering for U.M. He was a member of West Heights Baptist Church, and enjoyed tennis, basketball, and he loved music.  [Read more...]

Glenn Martin

Glenn Allen Martin, 63, of Gore Springs, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at his home.  He was born September 2, 1951 in Grenada to Rev. William Everette and Arma Glyn Caffey Martin.  He had spent most of his working life as a truck driver and working in construction.  He was a Baptist. [Read more...]

Bobby Collins

Bobby Lee Collins, 80 of Bruce, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at his home. Born  June 22, 1934 in Banner, to Lester Lee Collins and Alline Smith Collins. He was a Veteran of the Korea Conflict serving in the U.S. Navy as an aviation electrician.  He was a retired carpenter and member of Mt. Comfort Baptist Church. He was an avid gardener and passed his love of gardening on to his children.  [Read more...]

Mike Burt

James Michael ‘Mike’ Burt, 57,  Pittsboro, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at North MS Medical Center in  Tupelo. Born September 20, 1957, in Calhoun County, he was the son of the late Henry David Burt and Peggy  Marie Nix Burt, Bruce. He was a member and deacon of Mt. Comfort Baptist Church, and member of Calhoun County Masons, and Shriners Club. Men’s  Sunday School Teacher and was an R.A teacher.

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