John Huffman

John Wayne Huffman, 68, of Pontotoc, died Sunday, May 8, 2016, at his  residence. Born April 20, 1948 in Vardaman,  e was the son of the late John and Opal Mooneyham Huffman. He was a member of New Gauley Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Sonny Saxon

Sonny Saxon, 53 passed away May 7, 2016 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born in Memphis on September 2, 1962. He loved being a truck driver for over 30 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, taking trips with his family in the 18-wheeler, watching NASCAR, wrestling and football. [Read more...]

Thelma Bumgart

Thelma Delores Bumgart, 77, of Derma, went to be with her heavenly Father, Monday, May 2, 2016. She was born October 21, 1938 in Dentontown. She was the daughter of the late Evans and Vivian Sewell Brassfield. She was the wife of the late John Robert Bumgart. She was a retired beautician and a member of Derma Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Willie Skelton

Willie Lee Skelton, 72, of Houlka, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Shearer Richardson Memorial Nursing Home in Okolona. He was born February 14, 1944 in Houlka to Joe and Nannie Lou Watson Skelton. He was retired farmer. [Read more...]

Robert Smith

Robert Carroll Smith Sr., 72, of Erin, TN, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at Signature Healthcare of Erin.  He entered this life July 27, 1943 in Bruce, son to the late Cullen and Willie Maye Goforth Smith. He served as a police officer/ chief deputy sheriff throughout his life, last of which serving as chief deputy of Houston County, TN. He was most known as a sign painter throughout the U.S. [Read more...]

Bob Warren

Robert (Bob) Warren, 85, of Huntsville, AL, passed away April 26, 2016. He was a member of First Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday School teacher and usher. He worked as a mechanical engineer for 34 years and retired from Rockwell International after several years of service. He worked in community volunteer programs. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and was an avid Vols fan. He was an avid golfer and held Master’s tickets since 1965. [Read more...]

Barbara Sims

Barbara Sims, of Woodland, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016, at North MS Medical Center Hospice. She was born November 26, 1944 to John Henry and Thedie Dye. She lived most of her life in Vardaman, but had also called Houston, and most recently Woodland, home. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Jesus is Lord Church of Vardaman. [Read more...]

Mildred Hardin

Mildred Idella Hardin, 92, of Vardaman,  died Friday, April 29, 2016, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Born April 3, 1924 in Vardaman, she was the daughter of the late David and Lucy James Gillespie. She was the wife of the late James Robert Hardin. She was a devoted mother and grandmother to the family. During her life she worked as an LPN at Trace Regional, formerly Houston Hospital, for over 40 years with Dr. Dyer and Dr. Secrest. She was a faithful member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

Billy Fred White

Billy Fred White, 83, of Pittsboro, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016, surrounded by his family at Pontotoc Nursing Home.Born August 31, 1932, he was the son of the late Charles Radford White and the late Daisy Earline Hardin White. He was the husband of the late Faye Haire White. He was a self employed construction worker and cattle farmer. He was a faithful member of Bruce First Baptist Church serving as a lifetime deacon. [Read more...]

Ben Merritt

Benson K. “Ben” Merritt, 81, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. Ben was born in Grenada County. He served his country in the United States Air Force both overseas and in the U.S. He started selling real estate in the early 1960’s for Cooper Realty Co., learning the business. He started Ben Merritt Realty, Development and Construction Co. developing several subdivisions in the Hermitage, Old Hickory and Mt. Juliet areas. In 1981, he retired from the real estate industry. He enjoyed his friends at his favorite golf course, Two Rivers, and played regularly. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of Hermitage Hills Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his parents, Carmack and Frances Merritt;

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