Betty Ivy

Betty June Bennett Ivy, 80, of Bruce, Mississippi, passed peacefully from this world Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the home of her daughter.   Born Friday, June 29, 1934, in Coahoma County, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Walter Frank Bennett and Dolly Maudine Edwards Bennett.

A former garment worker, homemaker, and retailer, Mrs. Ivy was artistic and creative, enjoying needlework and crafts of all kinds, especially crochet. In her final year of life she crocheted numerous hats for The Fabric of Hope charity. Throughout her life she worked alongside her husband as a true helpmate, joining fully in every endeavor from cattle farming to clearing new ground, from auctions to antiques and retail.

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Clytee Freely

Clytee Freely, 100, of Vardaman, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at Calhoun Health Services
Nursing Home in Calhoun City. Born January 5, 1915, she was the daughter of the late William Vanlandingham and the late Della Dye
Vanlandingham. She was the wife of the late Malcolm Freely. She retired from Kellwood after retiring she worked in Vardaman First Baptist Church nursery, and had her own daycare at home keeping many children over the years. She loved taking care of children, tending to her flowers, cooking, riding her John Deere Gator, spending time with her family, and talking with friends on the phone.  She was a devoted member of Vardaman First Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

Paul Tyler

Paul Ray Tyler, 70 of Bruce, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Oklahoma University Medical Center in  Oklahoma City, Ok. Born  February 18, 1945 in Bruce,  he was the son of Cuvis Hall Tyler and the late Moody Brooks Tyler. He was a graduate of Bruce High School Class of 1962, a graduate of the University of Mississippi, and he was a computer software programmer. He served in the National Guard and was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Vic Ellard

Memorial service for Victor Hugo Ellard Jr., of Pittsboro, will be Saturday, June 13 at 2 p.m. at the Calhoun Historical Society Building (the old Methodist Church behind the courthouse) in Pittsboro. Ellard died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital in San Antonio, TX. All are invited.

Diana Young

A funeral service for Diana Young, 73, who died March 24, 2015 at UMMC, Grenada, will be Saturday, June 13 at 2 p.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Earl Alexander officiating. [Read more...]

Fred Bennett

Fred Lee Bennett passed away May 19, 2015 in Phoenix, Az. at the age of 84. He was born in Bruce on November 10, 1930 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950. He completed a very successful and distinguished 26-year military career achieving the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. In 21 of his 26 years of service, he was assigned overseas with tours that included Germany, the Philippines, Japan and Vietnam. [Read more...]

Faye King

Dora Faye King, 71, of Bruce, died Friday, June 5, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Born May 20, 1944 in Water Valley, she was the daughter of the late James McCain and the late Ella Lakey McCain. She was a member of Water Valley First Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

Joseph Wright

Joseph Lee Wright, Sr., 78, of Calhoun City, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born October 13, 1936 in Winston County, the son of James R. Wright and Byrdie B. Robertson Wright. He was retired construction worker for Universal Steel and a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. He was an avid sports fanatic and a loving grandfather to his grands and great-grands. [Read more...]

Mavis Dekker

Mavis Renatta Dekker, 69, of Vardaman,  died Friday, May 29, 2015, at her home. She was born Tuesday, April 30, 1946 in Fyffe, Al., the daughter of the late Willis Gann and Lorene White Gann. [Read more...]

Wayne Bush

Alvin Wayne Bush, 75 of Vardaman, died  Saturday, May 30, 2015, at his home. Born November 2, 1939 in Big Creek, he was the son of the late Troy Bush and the late Beulah Lollar Bush.He was retired from Franklin Corporation as a machinist. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. [Read more...]