Thomas Earl Murphree

Thomas Earl Murphree, 90, of Bruce,  passed away Friday, April 15, 2016, surrounded by his family at his home. Born July 22, 1925 in the Old Town Community near Pittsboro, he was the son of the late Simm   and the late Vangie Shields Murphree.

Thomas Earl was a boiler maker in Chicago for many years, He came back home from Chicago to farm, raising cattle and hogs. He was an avid gardener until his health prevented him from gardening. He was a member of Pittsboro First Baptist Church, and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5571.

He served as a PFC in the Army from 1943 until 1945. He was a Veteran of World War II defending our country during the Battle of The Bulge, he recieved a Bronze Battle Star for his service. [Read more...]

Doris Blackwelder

Doris Jean Blackwelder, 82, of Duck Hill, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at her residence.  She was born August 16, 1933 in Big Creek to Dick and Ina Kilgore Bailey.  She was a homemaker. [Read more...]

Joshua Armstrong

Joshua Armstrong, 13, passed away Tuesday, April 05, 2016, at LeBonheur Hospital in Memphis. [Read more...]

Shirley Stewart

Shirley Jean Stewart, 67, of Bruce, died Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016, at her residence. Born  June 25, 1948 at her maternal grandmother’s home, she was the daughter of the late William and Billie Jean Bramlitt. She was the wife of the late J.L. Stewart. She was a devoted homemaker and a loving mother. She was a member of Mt. Comfort Baptist Church, and the Order of the Confederate Rose Womens Auxillary. [Read more...]

Clardis Bennett

Clardis Dean Bennett, 74, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, April 6, 2016, at the Sanctuary Hospice Home in Tupelo. He was born April 6, 1942, in Calhoun County, to Raymond and Lillian Ferguson Bennett. He was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church, Bruce. He was known to many as simply CD, Bungles and Unk. He as a gifted and self-taught carpenter, electrician, and plumber. He began working in this field as a young man, building many homes in and around Calhoun County. He ended his career working with his oldest son, Dean, until his health forced him to retire. [Read more...]

Joe Edward Hardin

Joe Edward Hardin, 86, died at Winona Manor in Winona Monday, April 4. He was born in Montgomery County on March 22, 1930, to Lee Roy and Elwin Burke Hardin.  He was a retired employee of the U. S. Postal Service and a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.  He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Winona and member of the Mississippi Baptist Disaster Relief Team. He was very active in missions work and enjoyed traveling. [Read more...]

Doris Ferguson

Doris Scarbrough Ferguson, 92, of Calhoun City, went to her heavenly home Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Floyd Dyer Manor in Houston. She was born June 5, 1923, in Vardaman, the daughter of Curtis and Flossie Thornton Scarbrough. She was a member of Lewis Memorial Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Chamber of Commerce, Calhoun County Gardener Club, United Methodist Women Guild, and D.A.R. [Read more...]

Bro. Wayne Fleming

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 3 a.m., Bro. Wayne Fleming completed his last earthly mission and entered the presence of the One he had been telling us about for close to 50 years.  Edgar Wayne Fleming was born in Vardaman on May 14, 1939, to William and Saleta Cook Fleming. During high school, he excelled in basketball and football and was a Golden Glove State Champion in boxing. He graduated from Delta State University and was an elementary teacher before graduating from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He married his lifetime help mate and great love of nearly 53 years, Nina Sue Mason, on June 20, 1963. He pastored five years in the U.S. before being called by God to serve in Mexico--first at Shore Line Chapel, Bay St. Louis, then Bell Haven in Ocean Springs, and lastly in Donna, Tx. at Bautista Mission. [Read more...]

Larry Carter

Larry Dean Carter, 56, of Calhoun City, died Friday, April 1, 2016, at his residence. Born June 30, 1959 in Bruce, he was the son of the late Frank and Virginia Keel Carter. [Read more...]

Grady Spencer

Grady Ruble Spencer, 89, of Vardaman, died Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. Born September 11, 1926 in Houston, he was the son of the late William and Rebecca Fleming Spencer. He was retired from Vardaman Schools and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. [Read more...]