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...]
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;
Johnnie Delane Ivy passed away Saturday, April 30 at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Born April 24, 1934, in Pontotoc County, he was the surviving twin son of John Jefferson Ivy and Lurlene Bray Ivy. He married Betty June Bennett August 25, 1951 and the couple spent their lives together in Calhoun County. [Read more...]
Vicky Lynn Campbell Ruth, 58, seamstress, of Greenville, died in the early morning hours Sunday, April 24, 2016.
She was born March 24, 1958 in Bruce, the daughter of Jewell Wayne Campbell and Helen Gregory Campbell. She has lived in Greenville for over 30 years and was employed by The Country Gentleman Clothing Store. She is a former member of Southside Baptist Church. [Read more...]
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 Pearl Mhoon, 70, of Bellefontaine, died Monday, April 18, 2016 at her home. She is formerly of Rockford, Il. [Read more...]
Mattie Tranum Parker, 97, passed away quietly in her sleep at Bruce Community Living Center in Bruce, MS. Monday April 19, 2016.
Betty Jean Keen, 84 of Bruce, Mississippi died on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo,
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 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...]