Martha Wilson

Martha R. Wilson, 78, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at St. Frances Hospital in Memphis. She was born February 25, 1936 in Memphis, to Harry and Virgie Langston Robinson. She worked as a secretary and was a comptometer operator for Aubrey Epps and Goldsmith’s in Memphis. She enjoyed cooking, crafting, crocheting, knitting, and sewing. She was also an avid classic movie lover, tv watcher and loved spending time with her family and friends. [Read more...]

Grady Foster

Horace Grady Foster, 80, died Friday, February 28,at his home in Houston.  He was born April 20, 1933, in Houston to Henry Horace Foster and Beulah Green Foster. He was a self- employed welder and owner of Foster and Thomas Manufacturing. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Jerry Vaughan

Jerry Wells Vaughan, 74, of Cordova, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014. He was born December 28, 1939, in Haywood County, TN, to Vellum P. Vaughan and Mary Alice Wells Vaughan. A graduate of Haywood County High School, He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired as Police Chief for the town of Derma,and he was also a retired Construction Estimator and Project Manager with Argo Construction Corporation of Cordova, TN. He was an avid outdoors sportsman, enjoying fishing and hunting. He was an accomplished crappie fisherman and a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals Fan. He was also a semi-pro fast pitch softball player for the U.S. Air Force. He was a licensed baseball and softball umpire in the state of Mississippi. Mr. Vaughan was a member of Derma Baptist Church in Derma,  but most recently attended Barton United Methodist Church in Barton. [Read more...]

Ivy Jean Posey

Ivy Jean Posey, 71, of Bruce, died Monday, February 24, 2014 at NMMC.  Born February 28, 1942 in Bruce, she was a daughter of Winfred and Wilma Ivy Bailey.  She attended school in Bruce, was a member of Carnation Baptist Church and was a seamstress in the area furniture plants.  A fun loving lady with a great sense of humor, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grand children and great grandchildren.  An excellent cook, she also enjoyed gardening, sewing, shopping and amassing a large collection of cookbooks. [Read more...]

Anna Pate

Anna Loraine McCoy Pate, 85, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru.
   She was born June 17, 1928, in Booneville to Chester Arthur McCoy and Florence Loraine Clark McCoy.
She was retired from Franklin Corporation and was a member of Woodland Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Susan Davis

Susan Marie Harsen Davis, 64, died Monday, February 24, 2014 at her home in Water Valley.  She was born August 21, 1949 in Seattle, WA to the late Sylvester and Margaret Hewitt Harsen.  Susan served in the United States Navy, and earned a master’s degree in nursing.  She was a faithful member of Christ the Rock Apostolic Church in Oxford, where she served as co-facilitator for the On-Track Life Enrichment Program and Director of the Women’s Esprit’ Program.  Susan enjoyed cooking, sewing, helping others and spent much of her time volunteering as a school nurse and a bus driver for the Oxford Christian Academy.  Her life revolved around her church and her family. [Read more...]

Alfred Dukes

Alfred Sonny Dukes died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at CHS?in Calhoun City. [Read more...]

Jake Ledbetter

James Morris Ledbetter Jr., 89, of Houlka, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at his residence. He was born January 14, 1925, the son of Jake and Winnie Ledbetter. He was retired from the Houston Chronical of Houston, Tx. after 30 years. [Read more...]

Ruble Vance

Ruble Burkett Vance, 77, of Vardaman, died February 20, 2014 at Calhoun Health Service Nursing Home in Calhoun City. He was born July 20, 1936 in Chickasaw County, the son of Frank B. Vance and Mary Walls Vance. He was retired from Washington Furniture, was a member and deacon of New Hope Baptist Church, and was a ?Mason. [Read more...]

Margaret Simmons

Margaret Olivea Baker Simmons, 81, of Grenada, died February 22, 2014 at her home. She was born on March 12, 1932 and was the daughter of the late William Baker and Elsie Mae Nichols Baker of Calhoun City. Margaret was a loving mother, wife, sister, and homemaker and a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Grenada. [Read more...]