Josephine Pettit

Josephine Clements Pettit, 83 of Bruce,  died  Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at Calhoun Health Services in  Calhoun City. Born December 25, 1930 in Hardy, Ms.,  she was the daughter of the late Walter “Clem” Clements  and Mildred Davis Clements. She was the wife of Bro. Edward J. Pettit of Bruce. She was a former cashier at Fred’s Dollar Store and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Jerry Stroup

Jerry Howell Stroup, 64, of Batesville,  passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Oxford. He was born February, 18, 1950 in Pittsboro, the son of Doyle Durant and Mary Helen Armstrong Stroup. He was a dedicated employee of Tri-State Pest Control for over seven years, never met a stranger and had a kind word for everyone. He was a member of Pittsboro Baptist Church and the Panola County Humane Society. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his yard and spending time with family and friends. An avid fan of the Ole Miss Rebels, he also enjoyed the Atlanta Braves and SEC Football. [Read more...]

Roland McPhail

Roland Taylor McPhail, of Southaven, beloved husband and father, passed away November 3, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church and served honorably in the Marine Corps. He was a retired arbitrator for the United States Postal Service. [Read more...]

Alan Hall

Alan Stuart Hall, 42 passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tn. Born September 28, 1972 in Jackson, Ms., he grew up there and graduated from Forest Hill High School. Alan also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi College in Clinton. He enjoyed music and sports, especially hockey, and followed closely the Nashville Predators’ team. He loved family and friends dearly. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church in Clinton, where he became a Christian at a young age. He will be missed by his loving family and many friends.  [Read more...]

Miles Barnes

Miles Murphree Barnes, infant son of Turner and Brittany Barnes, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at his home in Oxford. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at 11 a.m. at North Oxford Baptist Church with Rev. Fish Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, Nov. 5, 2014 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.. at North Oxford Baptist Church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. [Read more...]

Rob May

James Robert May, Jr., 51 of Toccopola, died Friday, October 31, 2014, at decendent’s residence in Toccopola.  Born August 9, 1963 in Oxford, he was the son of James May and Gay McKibben May of Bruce. He was the husband of Margie Wood May of Toccopola.  He was a graduate of Bruce High School and University of Mississippi with a Bachelors of Business Admistration and  was head of security for Baptist Memorial Hospital.  He served in the National Guard.  He was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church.


Surviving are sons, Jordan May, Toccopola; William May, Toccopola, and Robert May, Toccopola; sister, Jenifer Bullard, Bruce, and nephew, Austin Bullard, Bruce.  A graveside service was at 3 p.m.  Sunday at Bramlett Cemetery with Bro. Ken Hanks officiating. Interment was in Bramlett Cemetery, Pontotoc. Pallbearers were Chip Crocker, Marterrious McClain, Barry Raley, Paul Tidwell, Mickey Watson, and Scott Yarbrough. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Frances Austin

Frances Marlene Walls Austin, 71, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at her home in Vardaman.  She was born August 17, 1943, in Pontotoc County, to Haskell Marlon Walls and Myrtis Frances Holloway Walls. She was a homemaker. [Read more...]

Pamela Tutor

Pamela Kay Tutor, 59 of Southaven, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at U.S.A. Medical Center in
Mobile, Al. Born June 10, 1955 in Mobile,  she was the daughter of Marvis Tutor and the late Eva Mae Baucum
Tutor.  She was a Baptist and a retired secretary . [Read more...]

Dr. ‘Fella’ Armstrong

Dr. George Wells “Fella” Armstrong III, 79, of Coffeeville, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at his residence.  He was born October 10, 1935 to the late George Wells and Georgia Criss Armstrong. He was a graduate of Coffeeville High School and received his undergraduate degree from Millsaps College. He earned a degree in pharmacy from the University of Mississippi then earned the Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee. He practiced medicine in Denver for over 25 years before moving back to Coffeeville in 1993 to open Dr. Fella’s Medical Clinic. He was a member of the Coffeeville United Methodist Church, a Mason and US Air Force Reserves Veteran.  [Read more...]

Inez Baker

Inez Simmons Baker, 94, of Batesville, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Batesville. She was born November 5, 1919 in Denison, TX to the late William Alfred and Johnnie Thelma Moore Simmons. She was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church and a retired retail salesperson. [Read more...]