Clinton Lee Armstrong, 94, died April 17, 2013 at Calhoun Manor in Calhoun City. He was born January 18, 1919 to Willie and Minerva Armstrong. He was a faithful member of Clear Springs Church.
Melissa Fay Velasquez, 47, of Bruce, died April 21, 2013 at Methodist Hospital, UT-Central, Memphis. She was born June 9, 1965 in Allegan, Mi. She was in marketing, was a Methodist, an avid Anaheim Angels’ baseball fan, enjoyed music, was always helping others, and was an outreach advocate.
Zelma Hughes Williams, 80, died April 7, 2013. She was born October 24, 1932, the daughter of Turner and Addie Shaw Hughes. She a member of Goff Chapel Church. She worked at Joe’s grocery store, where she was a butcher, cashier, stocker, inventory clerk, and preparer of sandwiches at lunch time for the local factory workers. There she met and made many friends.
Viola Maurine Doss Easley, 91, of Memphis, and formerly of Calhoun County, died Monday, Apr. 15, 2013 at her home. She was born June 23, 1921 in Calhoun ?County, the daughter of Baxter L. Doss and Rose Elma Purvis Doss. She was retired from the Memphis City School system.
Charles Finley Williams, 64, of Tupelo, died April 19, 2013 at NMMC after an extended illness. He was born June 5, 1948 in Calhoun City, the son of Walter Finley Williams and Linda McDonald Williams. He was a member of Tupelo Freewill Baptist Church, and a long time member of Life Underwriters Association. He was a graduate of Calhoun City High School, Mississippi State University and served four years at Fort Bragg, NC in the U.S. Army. He worked 30 years in the insurance industry as an agent and broker.
Jason Bradley Holder, 36, of Vardaman, died April 20, 2013 at BMH-Oxford. He was born March 31, 1977 in Houston.
Jerry Hill, 49 of Bruce, MS died Tuesday, April 19, 2013 at his home.
Ronald “Ronnie” Wayne Clanton, 61, of Grenada died Monday, Apr. 15 at Grenada Lake Medical Center. He was born September 1, 1951, in Eupora, the son of Braxton Clanton and Ruth Beck Clanton. He was a former resident of Calhoun City, a retired Finn Press machine operator of Heatcraft and a member of Bradford Chapel Baptist Church.
Arlie Mae Grady, 84, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House following an extended illness. She was born in Itawamba County on Nov. 16, 1927, to Isom Hadaway and Erin Perry Hadaway. She graduated from Smithville High School and married the love of her life, Buford Grady. They made their home in Calhoun City, where she was an active member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church and where she was instrumental in starting the Methodist Rummage House.
Jeffery “Neal” Bennett, Jr., 22, died Friday, April 12, 2013 at his home in Coffeeville. He was born November 30, 1990 in Grenada, to Jeffery Neal Bennett, Sr. and Paula Ann Turner Best. Neal was a self-employed mechanic and a member of Elam Baptist Church in Coffeeville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mud riding, and fixing cars. Neal loved his nephews, his babies and spending time with family and friends.