Gwen Holland

Gwendolyn Gaye Cook “Gwen”?Holland, 61, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born in Calhoun County on July 9, 1952 to Betty Jean Lee and Billy Joe Cook. She grew up in Calhoun County, lived in the Mississippi delta (Tutweiler) for several years, and moved to the Tupelo area in 1982. [Read more...]

Dale Weeks

Pervie LaDale “Dale” Weeks, 76, of Calhoun City, died March 4, 2014 at NMMC-Webster County in Eupora. He was born May 31, 1937 in Slate Springs, the son of Leroy Weeks and Ouida Latham Weeks. He was a retired chief investigator for the state of MS. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, and was the current mayor of Slate Springs. [Read more...]

Joe Akins

Larry Joe Akins 64, of Blue Mountain, passed away March 1, 2014 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born March 28, 1949 to Oliver and Mary Agnes Besinger Akins in Blue Mountain. He was manager of A&W Rentals in New Albany, member of the Academy Baptist Church, and he was a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Bryant Akins, Blue Mountain; [Read more...]

Fred Mathis

Fred L. Mathis, 64, formerly of Pontotoc, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Noland Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Al., after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 15, 1949, in Pontotoc County to the Rev. JC and Louise Munlin Mathis. He was a U.S. Army veteran, drafted from April 1969 to April 1971 and served as Specialist 5th Class. After medical training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, he was stationed at Landstuhl Army Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. He worked in credit and commission sales for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Dallas after military service. He began a career in finance management in 1973 and was a district supervisor for Pioneer Credit in North Mississippi until his death.  Mr. Mathis was a talented electric guitarist, an avid gun collector and a member of the Nettleton United Pentecostal Church. [Read more...]

Shunta Evans

Shunta R. Evans, 50, of Bruce, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at NMMC in Tupelo. She was born August 6, 1963 in Washington, DC. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. [Read more...]

Reba Roberts

Reba Jean Etheridge Roberts died peacefully February 23, 2014 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara, Ca. She was born in Calhoun County on August 27, 1929. She lived most of her life in Mississippi, where she was the wife of Rev. Jack Roberts. After years of being a stay-at-home mom, she worked as a bookkeeper at Merchants Bank in Gulfport. She and Jack retired to Vardaman in 1989 to live in the same house they were married in 1950. They lived there 15 years until he passed away in 2005. [Read more...]

Clarice Gregg

Clarice Gregg, 85, Vardaman, died Sunday, March 2, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born June 22, 1928, the daughter of the late Walter Grisom Fugett and the late Winnie Vaughn Fugett. She was retired church secretary for Vardaman First Baptist Church. She was a member of Vardaman Baptist Church [Read more...]

Charles ‘Tommy’ Russell

Charles “Tommy” Russell, 65, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born November 1, 1948 in Bruce. He was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church. [Read more...]

James Wilson

James Clinton Wilson, 66, Banner, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his residence. He was born September 12, 1947 in Banner, the son of Freeman and Mary Christine Newman Wilson. He was a member of Mt. Comfort Baptist Church. He was employed as a Sales Clerk by Sneed’s Hardware in Oxford. He was Retired from the University of MS in the Property Control Department. His hobbies were gardening and listening to Blue Grass Music. [Read more...]

Martha Wilson

Martha R. Wilson, 78, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at St. Frances Hospital in Memphis. She was born February 25, 1936 in Memphis, to Harry and Virgie Langston Robinson. She worked as a secretary and was a comptometer operator for Aubrey Epps and Goldsmith’s in Memphis. She enjoyed cooking, crafting, crocheting, knitting, and sewing. She was also an avid classic movie lover, tv watcher and loved spending time with her family and friends. [Read more...]