Midgie Hodge

Midgie Bell Miller Hodge, 77, passed away at her residence on Monday, June 29, 2015.  Born on February 16, 1938, in Monroe County, she was a daughter of the late Will and Midgie Bell Hathcock Miller. She graduated from Smithville High School, Class of 1955.  On August 16, 1974, Midgie married Marcus Hodge of Calhoun City.  Before becoming a homemaker, she had worked in the assembly department with General Electric for 15 years and later in the packaging department for Kellogg in Memphis.  Midgie was a member of Faith Baptist Church.  Her family, especially her grandchildren, was a very significant part of her life.  Having a big heart for animals, she loved her cats and dogs and supported her local Humane Society.  Midgie loved to sew and crochet; talking with people; making quilts; and collecting dolls, and angel and fairy figurines.  She enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley. [Read more...]

Ottis Crocker Jr.

Ottis Brazel Crocker, Jr., 79, of Bruce, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at Biloxi Regional Medical Center. Born June 27, 1936 in Houston, MS, he was the son of the late Dr. Ottis Brazel Crocker,  Sr. and  the late Ora Hawkins  Crocker. He graduated from Bruce High School in 1954. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi where he received his Juris Doctor degree. After graduating from law school he practiced law for over 50 years. He also  served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church, Bruce Rotary Club and Bruce Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Board of Directors for the Farmers and Merchant Bank and also Renasant Bank. Community-minded, he served as a judge for the City of Bruce and attorney for Calhoun Health Services Hospital and nursing home. He also served as attorney for the Calhoun County Hospital of which his father founded. He was an avid Ole Miss Rebel fan,  attending ball games for over 40 years. [Read more...]

Daniel Duke

Daniel Marion Duke, Jr., 65, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Born in Grenada, to the late Daniel Marion and Margaret Sylvania Horton Duke, he was retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation where he worked in road maintenance. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a Medic. He was a member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church. He was a fisherman and found great pleasure being outdoors and riding his four wheeler. His dog, Major, was a constant companion to him. [Read more...]

Scottie Warner

Scottie Marie Howell Warner, 88, of Big Creek died Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Grace Health & Rehab in Grenada.  She was born April 28, 1927 in Chickasaw Co., the daughter of Lorenzo Howell and Daisy Morgan Howell. She was a retired store clerk for Milady Shoppe and Kellwood Outlet. She was a member of Big Creek Methodist Church and  a state officer in woman’s club in early 80’s. [Read more...]

Emma Holland

Emma Lou Holland, 96 of Banner, died Friday, June 26, 2015, at her home in Banner.
Born November 17, 1918 in Bruce, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas Suell and
Eda Mae Hardin Suell. She was the wife of the late Carl Robert Holland.  [Read more...]

Janice Neal

Janice Hasting Neal died June 25, 2015 at Wisteria Gardens in Pearl, MS. She was born in Bruce on December 29, 1925 to Zack and Maudie Beckett Hasting, the seventh of eight children. She married Charles Neal on October 3, 1942. This marriage brought three children: David , Charlotte, and Donna.
Known to most as Momie, she enjoyed working in her yard and spoiling her grandchildren and their many friends who were always welcome at her home. The more that came, the happier she was. She and Charles enjoyed camping with the grandchildren, collecting antiques, and spending winters in Florida until he was no longer able. [Read more...]

Clay Brown

Clay “Snoopy” Brown, 58, of Bruce,  died  Thursday, June 25, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born May 1, 1957 in Bruce, he was the son of Homer Brown and Wilma Mills Brown. He was a member of Banner Baptist Church and a truck driver.  [Read more...]

Donald Howell

Donald Morris Howell, 62, of Calhoun City, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Calhoun County Health Services in Bruce. Born February 2, 1953 in Memphis, he was the son of the late Everett Howell and the late Carolyn Parker Beene.

Surviving are son, Christopher Howell, Collierville, TN; daughter, Candace Howell,  Munford, TN; brother, Charles Beene, Jacksonville, FL; sisters, Judy White, Millington, TN, and Gina Moore of Orlando, FL. He was predeceased by brother, Paul David Howell.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Online condolences may be made to the family at ParkerMemorialFuneralHomes.com

Colbin Necaise

Colbin Dane Necaise, 13, of Pittsboro, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Calhoun County Health Services
in Calhoun City. Born April 29, 2002 in Oxford, he was the son of Darryl Necaise Jr. and Niki Winter Necaise.
He was a student of Bruce Middle School, a member of Bruce High School Golf Team, Bruce Jr. High Basketball
Team and Pittsboro Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt, golfing, and any activity
that involved using his creativity of inventions.  [Read more...]

Frank Shaw

Frank Shaw, 80, died June 6, 2015. He was born March 15, 1935, the son of Cephas and Bennie McGowan Shaw, who preceded him in death. He was a faithful member and deacon of Bridges Chapel M.B. Church, under the leadership of Pastor Tommie Goodwin. He was educated in Calhoun County System prior to integration. He was a longtime employee of Weyerhaeuser in Bruce before he retired. [Read more...]