John Edward Partain

John Edward Partain, 74, of Forrest City, AR, formerly of Banner, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro AR.

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Mary McPhail

Mary Louise Shaw McPhail, 78, died Sunday, January 10, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford, MS.

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Nancy Gosa

Nancy Alice Parker Gosa, 78, of Calhoun City, went to her heavenly home Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 at her home. She was born October 21, 1937, the daughter of Tom Hill Parker and Imogene Walton. She was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church, and the American Legion Auxiliary. [Read more...]

Marjorie Smith

Marjorie Clark Logan Smith, 86, of Pleasant Ridge Community, died January 11, 2016. She died peacefully at Bruce Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past four years while battling both Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. She was the daughter of the late Middleton (Mid) and Mary Lou Clark. She spent most of her life in the Pleasant Ridge community where she was an active member of Sarepta Baptist Church. She especially enjoyed singing in the choir and treating fellow church members with her famous coconut cake and homemade candies. She worked in the garment industry for forty years. After retirement, she spent summer days gardening and canning vegetables. During winter months, she cut quilt patterns and hand stitched quilts for loved ones. The lost art of hand quilting was her favorite past time. [Read more...]

Mary Knight

Mary Christine Knight, 99, of Southaven, went to her heavenly home Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 at her residence. She was born March 22, 1916, the daughter of John and Katie Spencer Black. She was a member of Big Creek Methodist Church. [Read more...]

Annie Blaylock

Annie Rae Blaylock, 94, of Horn Lake, went to her heavenly home Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 at her residence. She was born October 9, 1921, the daughter of Johnny Brannon and Frankie Evans. She was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church in Southaven. [Read more...]

Dr. Bryan Scarborough

Dr. Bryan Thornton Scarbrough, 84 of Randolph, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Born  September 21, 1931 in Vardaman, he was the son of the late Curtis Scarbrough and the late Flossie Thornton Scarbrough. He was the husband of Jewel Ledford Scarbrough.

He was a graduate of Millsap’s College and earned his Masters degree then his Doctrine of divinity at Emory University. He served as a United Methodist Minister all over the state of Mississippi for over 50 years. He served as a Chaplain in the Navy. He was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church. [Read more...]

Mary Howell

Mary Pearl Howell, 70 of Plano, Tx. died Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Avalon Memory Care in Plano. Born March 19, 1945 in San Antonio, she was the daughter of the late Robert Arrendondo and the late Oralia Alegria Arrendondo. She was the wife of the late Benjamin Howell. [Read more...]

Naomi James

Naomi James, 87, of Calhoun City, went to her heavenly home Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 at NMMC in Tupelo. She was born March 7, 1928, the daughter of Henry Isaac, Sr. and Leola Rosamond James. She was a bookkeeper for Calhoun Academy five years, bookkeeper for Kennington in Jackson for several years and retired from Calhoun City Public Library as a librarian for over 20 years. [Read more...]

Curtis Bryant

Wesley “Curtis” Bryant was born October 26, 1930. He was a resident of the New Gauley community where he lived with his late wife, Margie. He was employed in various jobs throughout his life including farmer, school bus driver, Calhoun County election commissioner, owner of Bryant’s BarBQ and was an avid story teller. He thoroughly enjoyed being an active part of his community and spent his extra time as a 4-H volunteer, Mason, member of the American Legion, DAV, making stew and attending “singings” whenever he had the chance. Lovingly known as, “The Mayor of New Gauley,” he was a member, deacon and song leader at New Gauley Freewill Baptist Church. [Read more...]