Barbara Murk

Barbara Sue Murk, 72, of Bruce, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at her residence. Born  April 19, 1942 in Ethel,  she was the daughter of the late Marvin Moorhead and the late Belva Shoemaker Moorhead. She was the wife of the late Billy Murk. She was a retired floral designer for The Grapevine, and a member of Mt. Comfort Baptist Chruch.  [Read more...]

Hunter McGreger

Hunter Lee McGreger, 13 of Vardaman, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at Calhoun Health Services  Hospital in Calhoun City. Born April 14, 2001 in Biloxi, he was an 8th grader at Vardaman School and a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

J. Fred Burke

J. Fred Burke, 98, died Monday, February 2, 2015 at Golden Age Nursing Home of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born on January 5, 1917 in Calhoun County, MS to the late William and Mae Seale Burke. He was a charter member of North Greenwood Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and taught the 10 year old boys’ Sunday School Class for many years. He attended Delta State and taught school before serving in World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Bronze Star. He and his wife Mary Alice moved to Greenwood after the war and he was retired District Manager for United Insurance Company.  He was a longstanding member and President of the Greenwood Lions Club. [Read more...]

Gladys Cantrell

Gladys Boggus Cantrell , 90, of Water Valley died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – NMS  in Oxford.  She was born May 29, 1924 in Calhoun County, MS to Garlin Boggus & Arvilla Cleveland Boggus.  She was a retired seamstress for Kellwood & a member of O’Tuckolofa Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City, MS. The funeral service will be Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City, MS with Bro. Dan Dickerson officiating.  Burial will be Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers are Adam Langham, David Cantrell, Casey Ward, Davin Ward, Chris Ward, & Don Ward.
She is survived by daughter, Carolyn (Terry) Anthony, Water Valley; son, Fred W. (Fredda) Cantrell, Tupelo; five grandchildren, Derek (Alice) Smith, Madison, AL; Michelle (Cayce) Washington, Water Valley; Desha (Brad) Ferguson, Water Valley; David Cantrell, Tupelo; & Kelly (Chris) Clark, Tupelo; seven great-grandchildren, Chase, Brent, & Staci Smith; Mallory & Carlye Washington; Peyton & Braxton Ferguson;  two sisters, Irma (Don) Ward, Big Creek; Peggy Dunlap, Metheun, MA;  special friend since childhood, Clemmie Brown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Cantrell, parents & two sisters, Dorris Ann Boggus; & Ruth McNair
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B.C. Ruth

Bryce Clinton Ruth, Sr., 94, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Indywood Estates. He was born in Pittsboro, on May 28, 1920, to Barney Edward Ruth and Sara Elizabeth Armstrong Ruth. He proudly served the United States Army during WWII, where he became a Purple Heart recipient for his actions as a forward observer in Northern Africa and Italy. [Read more...]

Coaurtney Collins

Coaurtney Leigh Collins, 30, of Calhoun City, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. Born April 5, 1984 in Tupelo, she was the daughter of Forrest Pope and Shelley Willis King.  She was the wife of Matthew Collins. She was employed by Caviness Woodworking.  [Read more...]

Wendell Smith

Funeral services for Wendell Smith will be Friday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. at Van Hoose and Steele Fneral Home, 2615 Stillman Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 6 p.m. Burial will be at Montevallo National Military Cemetery. A full obituary will be printed at a later date. A 1976 graduate of Bruce High School, he was married to the former Annie Kay Bean, also of Bruce.

Victor Thacker

Victor Thacker, 92, of Vardaman died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-NMS  in Oxford.  He was born April 22, 1922 in Savannah, TN to Barney Thacker and Icie Hughes Thacker. He was a retired farmer and school bus driver, a World War II Army Veteran and a member of New Providence Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Taylor Chrestman

Evin Taylor Chrestman, 25, died Sunday, February 1, 2015, in Houlka. He was born May 15, 1989, in Amory to Eric Evins Chrestman and Mary Ellen Schallock Chrestman. He was employed by Ashley Furniture and was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. He was an outdoorsman, loved working with his horses, and was an avid Ole Miss fan. He loved his family, especially his nieces and nephews.  [Read more...]

Izora Bailey

Izora Woodard Bailey, 78, of Bruce, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. She was the daughter of Sine Woodard and Dellie Floyd. She was a member of Grace Fellowship, was a former police officer, did woodworking and loved to sing. [Read more...]