‘Cap’ Gaston

A much-loved husband, daddy and granddaddy, C.G. “Cap” Gaston, Jr., 73, of Thaxton,  passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Calhoun City on May 15, 2014. He was born March 17, 1941 in Calhoun County. He was a Baptist minister, teacher, coach and principal in the following counties:  Calhoun, Pontotoc, Lafayette, Chickasaw, Carroll, Clay and Quitman. He graduated with a BA and a Master’s Degree from the University of Mississippi. And, retired after 32 years. [Read more...]

Elizabeth Baskin

Elizabeth L. Baskin, 78 of Vardaman,  died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born August 17, 1935 in Vardaman, the daughter of Dewey Jaggers and Lizzie Dye  Turner. She was the wife of the late William Baskin. She was retired from Goldsmith’sand was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis. [Read more...]

Idella Thomas

Idella Thomas, 99, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her home in Bruce. [Read more...]

Moody Tyler

Moody Brooks Tyler, 94, of Bruce, died May 13, 2014 at BMH-NM in Oxford. He was born November 19, 1919 in Calhoun County, the son of Floyd Jackson Tyler and Daisy Jane Bond Tyler. He married Cuvis Hall Tyler July 29, 1939. He was retired from Memphis Hardwood Flooring Co. after 51 years, and retired as manager of Mt. Comfort Water System after 24 years. He was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Carol Jackson

Carol Lynn Jackson, 64, of Bruce, died May 7, 2014 at her home. She was born September 16, 1949 in Memphis, the daughter of  Jack Birmingham and Dorothy Vinson Goss. She was a homemaker and hairdresser. [Read more...]

Mavis Collums

Mavis Barnett Collums 71, died Saturday, May 3, 2014 at her home. She was born December 26, 1942 to Fred Franklin Barnett and Emmie Gibson Barnett in Chickasaw County. She was a member of Thorn Church of God.  [Read more...]

Ralph Martin

Ralph David Martin, 71, of Big Creek, was called home Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Grenada Lake Medical Center in Grenada. He was born October 7, 1942 in Yazoo City, the son of William Reed Martin and Hattie Mae Mulvihill Martin. He was a member of Carrolton Baptist Church. He had served his country in the U.S. Air Force. During his early years, he worked at the BellSouth Telephone Company in Greenwood, and he was a pilot. After moving to Big Creek in 1973, he was the co-owner of Martin’s Grocery. He was an avid, well-known fisherman who truly loved spending time on the lake and time with his family. [Read more...]

Erma Grace Stewart

Erma Grace Stewart, 91, of Bruce, died May 7, 2014 at BMH-NM in Oxford. She was born May 5, 1923 in Bruce, the daughter of Hubert Wesson Lucas and Minnie Price Morris Lucas. She was the oldest member of and was devoted to Old Field Methodist Church. She loved her family,  friends, yard work, cooking and being a caregiver. [Read more...]

Mabel Ward

Mabelene “Mabel” Ward, 88, of Bruce, died Wednesday, May 7 at her home. She was born August 16, 1925 in Pontotoc County, the daughter of George Eddie Ward and Nona Pearl Stewart Ward. She was a retired factory worker and member of Antioch Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Blanche Murff

Blanche Brown Murff, 91, of Sylva, North Carolina died Sunday, May 4, 2014. [Read more...]