John Walter Reed

John Walter Reed, 77, of Bruce died Friday, December 5, 2014 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born June 21, 1937 in Oglesby, Tx. He was the son of John Baxter Reed and Clara Walter Reed. He was a retired construction road worker and a member of Church of Christ in Gatesville, Tx. [Read more...]

Raymond Head

Raymond Head, 88, of Albuquerque, NM, where he resided for close to three years, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 at VA Medical Center in Albuquerque  He was formerly of Calhoun County. He was born May 23, 1926 to John Roy and Bessie Bell Head in Angelina County, TX, where he lived until age 6, when his family moved back to Calhoun County. [Read more...]

Frances Miller

Mary “Frances” Davis Miller, 88, of Georgetown, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Frances was born November 29, 1925, in Lyon, Mississippi.  She was preceded in death by her husband Lenor Hays Miller and parents Joyce Gordon Davis and James Mardie Davis. She and Hays grew up in the Ellard Community. They lived in Memphis, until retirement to Banner, MS. [Read more...]

William T. (Bill) Beck Jr.

William T. (Bill) Beck Jr. was born December 10, 1943 in Pittsboro, which gave him a love of the woods and Faulkner novels. He was a graduate of Bruce High School and Mississippi State University. He later served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war. He enjoyed his career as a self-employed painting contractor. He had a passion for birds, all wildlife, nature, bicycling and sailing. He was a scholar in Early California Impressionist Art. He approached life with discipline and he was a seeker of enlightenment. He was a generous man with a loving spirit. Family and friends knew him as fun loving with quick wit. He passed away November 29, 2014 after a brief bout with cancer. [Read more...]

Billy Earl Baker

Billy Earl Baker, 71, of Vardaman, died Thursday, Dec.  4, 2014, at his residence. Born Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1943, he was the son of the late Mike Baker and Louise Whitt Baker. He was the husband of Sandra Baker. He was employed by Bailey Farms. He was a member of Vardaman United Methodist Church. [Read more...]

Billie Jean Logan

Billie Jean Logan, 78, Vardaman, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Born Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1935, she was the daughter of the late James Wait and the late Maudie Blount Wait. She was the wife of the late Winnon Logan. She was a retired inspector at American Trouser and  was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Ruby Ward

Ruby Jean Ward, 77, of Bruce, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born January 18, 1937 to Eugene and Fannie Pearl Harris. She was retired from Glenn Slacks garment factory as a sewing machine operator, and was a member of Antioch Baptist  Church, where she was involved in Senior Citizens (Agers).  [Read more...]

Jesse Adams

Jesse Lester Adams, Jr., 61, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at his home in Water Valley. He was born February 1, 1953 in Lambert, to Christine Holloway Adams Merritt and the late Jesse Lester Adams, Sr. He was a member of O’Tuckalofa Baptist Church in Water Valley, and loved helping other people. He enjoyed fishing, riding his 4-wheeler, teasing and playing tricks on people. He was devoted to his family and grandchildren and loved spending time with family and friends. [Read more...]

Alpha Collins

Alpha C. Collins, 92, of Corinth, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2014 at her home. She was born November 21, 1922, the daughter of William Maize and Mary Gullick Jarrett. She was a homemaker and member of Shiloh Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Damita Valentine

Damita Jo Valentine, 53, of Vardaman, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born July 14, 1961 in Dallas, Tx. She was the daughter of Billy G. Colbert and Betty Towery Colbert. She was a homemaker and member of Faith Bible Church. [Read more...]