Lura McDonald

Lura Nell Gregory McDonald, 75, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at her home in Potlocona,  surrounded by her family. She was born April 15, 1940 in Bruce, to the late Jimmie William and Jonnie Mayford Gregory. She was employed as admissions director for East Mississippi State Hospital, where she retired after 25 years of service. She was a member of New El Bethel Baptist Church and a member of a Ladies’ Bible study group who met in her home each week. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, painting, pottery, gardening and cooking for her family and friends, and she hand-made and painted ceramic nativity scenes for each member of her family. She was especially fond of her little dog, Lucy. [Read more...]

Ray Sutherland

Raymond Lewis Sutherland, 74, of Vardaman, died Saturday, October 17, 2015 at home. He was born September 19, 1941 in Vardaman, the son of James Aubrey and Modene Murphree Sutherland. He was owner of P & R in Vardaman. He was a member and  retired deacon of Vardaman First Baptist Church. He was also a Mason, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.  [Read more...]

Spencer Gunn Jr.

Spencer Gunn, Jr., 67 of Coffeeville died Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 at his home. He is survived by two daughters, Bridgette and Ariel Gunn, one brother, Johnnie Gunn, two sisters, Carlee Cooper and Helen Melvin, and one granddaughter. [Read more...]

Paul Quattlebaum

Paul Quattlebaum, 84, of Banner, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at his residence. Born April 19, 1931 in Delta City, Ms., he was the son of the late Robert and Maude Canada Quattlebaum. He served in the Army and was a Veteran of Korea. [Read more...]

John Fox Sr.

John Wayne Fox Sr. passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 in the University of Toledo Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. He was born January 29, 1964 in Calhoun City, to the union of Lorene and the late E.L. Fox. He attended Whiteford High School in Ottawa Lake, Mi., graduating in 1982. He was employed at Flower Hospital for 20 years in the dietary department. He also worked as a mail truck driver for the U.S. Post Office up until his death. his passion was working on cars. He was known as a “Jack of all trades” always helping anyone in need cutting trees, grass and repairing roofs, etc. [Read more...]

Christine Coker

Christine T. Coker, 91, died Friday, October 9, 2015, at her residence. She was born February 23, 1924 to the late Roscoe and Doris Collins Tiner. She was a devoted homemaker, loving mother and was very active in her church theBruce United Methodist Church and United Methodist Womens Club.  [Read more...]

Charles Hollis

Charles Edward Hollis, 93, Vardaman, died Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Born June 2, 1922 in Vardaman,he was the son of the late Berry Frank and Sarah Blue Hollis. He was the husband of the late Lucy Couch Hollis.
He was a Veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corp as a Flight Engineer on B-24 Bombers. He attended Mississippi State University Industrial Engineering program under the GI bill. Charles and his wife Lucy owned and operated Vardaman Feed Mill. Latter he taught various Industrial Arts programs throughout Mississippi. He was a deacon of Vardaman First Baptist Church where he was elected deacon emeritus April 19, 2015.
He was very community minded and served in Vardaman Boy Scout Troop, Gideon's International, Mississippi Republican Party. As a part of his outreach he went on mission trips in United States and Mexico. Being civic minded he served various clubs and associations throughout his life. [Read more...]

Marie Ashby

Marie Ashby, 94 died Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Shear Richardson Nursing Home in Okolona.
Born March 24, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Ell Criddle and the late Dollie Staggs Criddle. She
was the wife of the late John Ashby.  She was a loving and devoted homemaker.  She was a member of Vardaman United Methodist Church. [Read more...]

L.W. Morris Jr.

L. W. Morris, Jr., 82 of Bruce, died Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at his home.
Born December 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Leslie Weston Morris Sr. and Myrtle May Morris. He
was the husband of Faye Ingram Morris for 59 years whom he married April 27,1956.
He was a member of Old Field Methodist Church, retired from Columbia Gulf, former owner of Sawmill Restaurant, farmer, and
owner of Shell Bulk Plant and service station. He served in the U.S. Army during The Korean Conflict. [Read more...]

Margie Bryant

Margie Faye Vanlandingham Bryant, 85, of Calhoun City died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 at Calhoun Health Service Nursing Home.   She was born January 20, 1930 in Vardaman, the daughter of William Roscoe and Myrtle Murphree Vanlandingham. She was a lifetime Calhoun County resident living in Vardaman until she married Wesley “Curtis” Bryant November 12, 1948. They lived out their life in the New Gauley community.  She was a homemaker, wife and mother. She enjoyed cooking, particularly for her loved ones, raising flowers and being a part of her community. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was employed with Glenn Slacks until she and Curtis started Bryant’s BBQ in Derma. She was a member of New Gauley Freewill Baptist Church. [Read more...]