Bob Cooper

Robert Sherman “Bob” Cooper, 63, of Bruce, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born August 5, 1952 in Memphis, he was the son of the late William Albert Cooper and the late Robbie Ray Yancy Cooper Easley. He was the husband of Linda Collums Cooper, who died May 25, 2014. [Read more...]

Mattie Mhoon

Mattie Pearl Mhoon, 70, of Bellefontaine, died Monday, April 18, 2016 at her home. She is formerly of Rockford, Il. [Read more...]

Mattie Parker

Mattie Tranum Parker, 97, passed away quietly in her sleep at Bruce Community Living Center in Bruce, MS. Monday April 19, 2016.

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Betty Jean Keen

Betty Jean Keen, 84 of Bruce, Mississippi died on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo,

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Geraldine Simmons

Geraldine Simmons, 87, of Bruce and formerly of Myrtle, died April 12, 2016 at BMH-NM in Oxford. A homemaker, she was born March 31, 1929 in Union County to Rowland and Etoyle Sandlin Stinson. [Read more...]

Robert Hannaford

Robert Eugene Hannaford, 86, of Derma went to his Heavenly home Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born April 8, 1930 in Pittsboro, the son of Henry Wesley Hannaford and Dot Ligon Hannaford. He was retired owner and operator of Hannaford Trucking in Derma. He served in Korea during the Korean Conflict in 1951-1952.

He was the Calhoun County Chancery Clerk from 1964-1967. In 1974, he was selected in the Who’s Who in Mississippi and 1975 was selected in Outstanding Americans in the South. He was a charter member of Calhoun Historical and Genealogical Society. He was a member of Derma Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. [Read more...]

Thomas Earl Murphree

Thomas Earl Murphree, 90, of Bruce,  passed away Friday, April 15, 2016, surrounded by his family at his home. Born July 22, 1925 in the Old Town Community near Pittsboro, he was the son of the late Simm   and the late Vangie Shields Murphree.

Thomas Earl was a boiler maker in Chicago for many years, He came back home from Chicago to farm, raising cattle and hogs. He was an avid gardener until his health prevented him from gardening. He was a member of Pittsboro First Baptist Church, and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5571.

He served as a PFC in the Army from 1943 until 1945. He was a Veteran of World War II defending our country during the Battle of The Bulge, he recieved a Bronze Battle Star for his service. [Read more...]

Doris Blackwelder

Doris Jean Blackwelder, 82, of Duck Hill, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at her residence.  She was born August 16, 1933 in Big Creek to Dick and Ina Kilgore Bailey.  She was a homemaker. [Read more...]

Joshua Armstrong

Joshua Armstrong, 13, passed away Tuesday, April 05, 2016, at LeBonheur Hospital in Memphis. [Read more...]

Shirley Stewart

Shirley Jean Stewart, 67, of Bruce, died Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016, at her residence. Born  June 25, 1948 at her maternal grandmother’s home, she was the daughter of the late William and Billie Jean Bramlitt. She was the wife of the late J.L. Stewart. She was a devoted homemaker and a loving mother. She was a member of Mt. Comfort Baptist Church, and the Order of the Confederate Rose Womens Auxillary. [Read more...]