Frank Shaw

Frank Shaw, 80, died June 6, 2015. He was born March 15, 1935, the son of Cephas and Bennie McGowan Shaw, who preceded him in death. He was a faithful member and deacon of Bridges Chapel M.B. Church, under the leadership of Pastor Tommie Goodwin. He was educated in Calhoun County System prior to integration. He was a longtime employee of Weyerhaeuser in Bruce before he retired. [Read more...]

Mallie Sutton

Mallie Mae Sutton, 92, of Colorado Springs, Co. died Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Born Friday, September 29, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Linder Lee Morgan and Clara Myrtle Cox Morgan.  [Read more...]

Alma West

Alma Magness West, 83, of Slate Springs died Saturday, June 20, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Slate Springs.  She was born February 15, 1932 in Dentontown, the daughter of  J.W. Magness and Lucille Denton Magness. She was a homemaker and member of Bethany Baptist Church. Her hobbies were gardening and flowers. She served her community and church in many ways, including her work with the Baptist Food Pantry. After caring for her husband until his death, she enjoyed extensive travel to Canada, the US Northwest and cruises with her many friends. [Read more...]

Karen Norman

Karen Ann Bell Norman, 73, of Big Creek died Sunday, June 21, 2015 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo.  She was born October 22, 1941 in New Orleans, LA. She was the daughter of L.I. Bell and Lelia Stiller Bell. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a charter member of the Calhoun County Historical Society, serving in many capacities including president. She was also a former member of the Loosa Schoona Chapter of National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. [Read more...]

John Edwards

John Edwards, 43, of Memphis, TN died Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Memphis. Arrangments are incomplete and will be announced  later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.

Anita McAlpine

Anita Jane McAlpine, 83, Haleyville, Al. passed away Monday June 15, 2015 at her home. She was born in Booneville, MS., and was a graduate of University of Southern Mississippi. She was a strong Christian Lady, she was a member of First United Methodist Church in Haleyville, she was also remembered by most everyone as very active in the “Card Ministry”. [Read more...]

Lavenia Hollis

Lavenia Hollis, 96, of Vardaman, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Bruce Community Living Center. Born February 19, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Joe Sire Ramage and the late Willie Belle Alexander Ramage.  She was a homemaker and former factory worker. She was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church and former Eastern Star member. [Read more...]

Jeweline ‘Judy’ Clark

Funeral services for Jeweline “Judy“ Murphree Clark, 91, of Duck Hill, were Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the National Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Big Creek. She was born on December 19, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Edward Walthal Murphree and Sarah Elizabeth Melton Murphree of Coffeeville. She went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 9, 2015. [Read more...]

Tommy Keeton

Tommy Scott Keeton, 46, of Calhoun City died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. He was born May 7, 1969 in Oxford, the son of Everette Venon Keeton and Ann Dunn Keeton. He was an accountant for Keeton Accounting, and was a member of Concord Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Donnie Stewart

Donnie Lamont Stewart, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-NM in Oxford.  He was born October 25, 1930 to Lucious and Vernis Stewart in Poplarville.  He grew up in Derby, and graduated from McNeill High School in May of 1948. Less than three months later, he married Anona Yvonne Harveyon  August 4.  In 1953, after a few years of marriage, he dedicated his life to the ministry at Derby Baptist Church. He then attended Clark College, William Carey College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, then Luther Rice Seminary, ultimately obtaining his Divinity degree. [Read more...]