Ray Hamblin

Ray Hamblin, 76, of Houston, died August 11, 2014 at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. He was born November 9, 1937 in Houlka, the son of Benny Lee and Velma  Sprayberry Hamblin. He was retired from Gold Medal Manufacturing in Pyland, and was pastor of 33 years at Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Vardaman. [Read more...]

Henry Earnest Conner

Henry Ernest Conner, 97 of Pittsboro died  Sunday, August 10, 2014, at her son’s residence in New Albany. Born January 1, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Walter Wright and the late Dora Wright. She was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church Bruce.  [Read more...]

Carolyn Parker Rhodes

Carolyn Parker Rhodes, 90, of Mishawaka, In. died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Hospice House of South Bend. The Starkville native was born October 23, 1923 to George W. and Lillian Carolyn (Aven) Parker. On December 24, she married Jack Douglas Rhodes in Iuka, and he preceded her in death November 5, 2008 after 60 years of marriage. She was a registered nurse in obstetrics and pediatrics for over 40 years, working in area hospitals until her retirement as Supervising Nurse in the pediatrics Dept. at South Bend Osteopathic Hospital. She was a member of South Side General Baptist Church, was an avid fan of Notre Dame and the Chicago Cubs, and enjoyed an occasional trip to the casinos in Las Vegas. [Read more...]

Kenneth Paul Snelling

Kenneth Paul Snelling, 66, of Bruce, died Thursday, August 7, 2014. Born Tuesday, May 4, 1948, he was the son of the late Henry Noel Snelling and the late Jesse Viola Chrestman  Snelling. He was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church. Retired from The U.S. Army, Member of the VFW in Jonesboro, Ar.  [Read more...]

Deen Jones

Funeral services for Billy Deen Jones, Jr., 64, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 11 a.m. at North Greenwood Baptist Church in Greenwood. He died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.  He was born  September 22, 1949 to Billy and Doty (Neal) Jones, Sr. in Vicksburg and resided in Greenwood since 1984. He was the owner of Jones Transportation services in Greenwood, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church and attended North Greenwood Baptist Church. He was also a member of  Greenwood Elks Lodge #854, and Single Buck Hunting Club. He is preceded in death by his father Billy Deen Jones, Sr. [Read more...]

Robby Beckett

Robert Rodney Beckett, Jr., 45, departed this life August 6, 2014, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, in Denton, Tx. He was a taxi driver and an oil and gas landman. He was a member of Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound, Tx.  Robby was born September 18, 1968, in Oxford, to Robert Rodney Beckett and Patricia Daniel Beckett. He graduated from Bruce High School in 1986 where he lettered in five  sports, was named Mr. Bruce High School, won the Trojan Award, and was selected to the Hall of Fame. He attended Northwest Junior College where he excelled in football and was twice named to the Mississippi Junior College All-State team. He later attended the University of Mississippi. He loved his children, his friends and family, sports, especially football, and the Ole Miss Rebels.  [Read more...]

Sharon Gilder

Sharon Gilder, 86 of Vardaman, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at a decendent’s residence in
Vardaman. Born May 18, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Thurman Marion Lowe and the late Gladys Fleming
Lowe. She was a homemaker, and  a member of Vardaman First Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

Pete Poynor

Bedford Oliver “Pete” Poynor, 78 of Banner,  died Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Calhoun Health  Services in Calhoun City. Born November 29, 1935 in Sarepta, he was the son of the late Nathaniel Poynor and the late
Lila Pearl Harrison  Poynor. He was the husband of the late Beverly Jo Russell Poynor. He was a member of Lantrip Baptist Church, served in the U.S. Army for four years, and National Guard for six
years. [Read more...]

Taylor Dobbs III

Taylor Reese Dobbs, III, 32, died on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Centennial Medical Center, Nashville.  Born on June 12, 1982, in Amory, he was a son of Kay Nettle McKinney Dobbs and Taylor Reese Dobbs, Jr. Taylor was a graduate of Smithville High, Class of 2001.  A hard-worker, he was an Op-Tech technician with Nissan.  Guided by his faith in God, he was a member of Temple Heights Baptist Church, Oxford.  One who never met a stranger and was always smiling, Taylor had the gift of loving others, had a huge heart for children, and was a hugger.  Always helping others, he enjoyed spending time with his family, football, coaching kids in sports, being a role model, and was an avid Ole Miss fan.

James Sykes

James Edward Sykes, 61, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at NMMC in Pontotoc. He was born March 7, 1953, the son of Joe D. Sykes and Dora Mae Herrod. He was a log truck driver for Hardin Trucking, and a member of Dentontown M.B. Church. [Read more...]