John Lee Bailey

John Lee Bailey died October 27, 2015 at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland. He was born May 30, 1941 to Ester Bailey. He joined Oak Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Bruce and remained a faithful servant until his health failed. He served as trustee, steward, Sunday School teacher and choir member. In 1965, he married Callie Bailey and to this union two children were born, John W. and Teresia. [Read more...]

Sarah Jeffreys

Sarah Elizabeth Jeffreys, 87, of Big Creek, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at her daughter’s residence in Big Creek. Born April 5, 1928 in Grenada County, she was the daughter of the late Tillman Schmitz and the late Annie Neel Schmitz. She was the wife of the late James Jeffreys and the late George Edward Rounsaville. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, past member of Shiloh Community Homemakers Club, and the Sonshine Girls. She was a retired school bus driver and Avon Sales Representative. [Read more...]

Mary Russell

Mary Frances Pruett Russell, 75, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 at her home in Water Valley, surrounded by her family. She was born April 18, 1940 in Water Valley, to the late Winfred and Irene Woods Pruett. She worked as a seamstress for several years at Big Yank in Water Valley and later  as a nurse’s aide for Oxford-Lafayette County Hospital and Yalobusha General Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Liberty Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed working word search puzzles and flower gardening. [Read more...]

Ann Bordelon

Anne Provine Bordelon, 79, of Grenada, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 at her home. She was born July 31, 1936 in Holly Springs, the daughter of John S. and Jamie L. Jones Provine. She was secretary for the 4-H office, Pryor Implement Co. and Pryor Hardware, was a teller at Sunburst Bank in Calhoun City and Guaranty Bank in New Roads, LA, secretary for Raymond International, tour guide for Oak Alley Plantations, and member of First Baptist Church in New Roads, LA.  [Read more...]

Lavelle Dalton

Lavelle Harmon Dalton, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at her home in Paris, surrounded by her family. She was born November 28, 1930 in the Paris community in Lafayette County, to Richard H. and Rosa Holmes Harmon. As long as her health permitted, she was an active and faithful member of Paris Baptist Church. She was previously employed at Big Yank (formerly Rice Stix) in Water Valley. She was a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed reading her Bible and studying God’s Word, gardening and flowers. [Read more...]

Everett Kirby

Everett Ray Kirby, 72, of Sardis, died Monday, Oct. 26 at Oxford Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Oxford. Born November 19, 1942 in Bruce, he was the son of the late William and Janet Tedford Kirby. He was retired from Tennessee Gas Pipeline, and served in the National Guard. He attended Temple Heights Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Jimmy Hodge

Jimmy Lyles Hodge, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at his home in Oxford. Born in Oxford, to William Lyles and Dorothy Emma Hodge, he was retired from Elliott and Britt Engineers where he worked as a field operation supervisor. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church and an active member of the Yocona Community. He enjoyed telling stories and loved his family. He served in the United States Army National Guard for eight years. [Read more...]

Charlsey Nix

Charlsey Nix, 69, of Water Valley and formerly of Pittsboro, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at her residence. Born August 15, 1946 in Big Creek, she was the daughter of Charles M.  and the late Clara Butler Terry. She was a devoted homemaker and was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Sue Swink

Sara Sue Swink, 72, of Bartlett, TN passed away October 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her  husband, Bill Swink, and parents Estell and Ercell Mulkey. She is survived by her children, Melinda Moroschak (David), Melissa Dearen (Kevin), Susan Peterson, Lisa Stubblefield, and Tim Aldridge; nine grandchildren, Christy Vandergriff, Jamie Watlington, Sara Merritte, Madison Dearen, Alina Petterson(Brian) and Chasity Gordon(Matt), Matt Yeoman, Jon-Michael Yeoman, and David Dearen; 18 great-grandchildren, and her siblings Betty Turner, Charlotte Melton, Molly Bush, Diane Shows, Arlene Castleberry, Richard Mulkey(Gwen), Jimmy Mulkey (Ann), Jerry Mulkey (Lucy), and Bill Joe Mulkey.

Betty Shelton

Betty Whiteside Shelton, 88, of Byhalia, died Monday, October 19, 2015 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. She was born June 27, 1927 in Phoenix, AZ to the late Roy and Lela Blaker Whiteside.  She  was a retired secretary for AT&T and an active member of First Baptist Church of Holly Springs, where she served as a greeter each Sunday morning.  She loved cooking for her family and friends, gardening and sewing. She adored her family and grandchildren. [Read more...]