Scotchie Cochran

Scotchie Cochran, 76, of Dunwoody, GA, passed away August 6, 2016. He was a Minister and Spiritual Practitioner at The Spiritual Living Center of Midtown. He was a hard worker, and always had a new business plan in the works. He was a well-known real estate investor and realtor for over 20 years in the Atlanta area. [Read more...]

Robert Gaston

Robert Thompson Gaston Jr. passed away July 30, 2016 in Calhoun City. He was born to Robert T. Gaston Sr. and Gladys Ligon Gaston on July 13, 1933, in Noxapater and moved to Calhoun City at an early age. He graduated from Calhoun City High School and was a 1955 graduate of Mississippi State University. Following graduation, he served in the Army Finance Corps in Frankfurt, Germany, before returning to Mississippi to work in banking. In later years he worked for Sunburst Bank, from which he retired. After retirement he returned to Calhoun City. [Read more...]

Bobbie Jo Muncie

Bobbie Jo Muncie, 76, of Roland, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in Roland.

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Carolyn Bowles

Carolyn Sue Bowles, 75, of Bruce, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Born March 28, 1941 in Coffeeville, she was the daughter of James Clyde and Ida Morris Banks. She was retired from the family business, Bowles’ Honda, as secretary, and was a member of Mt. Comfort Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

Tommy Pittman

Tommy Allen Pittman, 76, of Tupelo, died Monday, August 1, 2016 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Williams

Linda Beck Williams, 59, of Tupelo, went to her heavenly home Saturday, July 30, 2016 at NMMC in Tupelo. She was born August 7, 1956 in Calhoun City, the daughter of William T.  and Lucille Riley Beck. She was retired from WCBI in sales and advertising, was a member of the Tupelo Women’s Auxiliary, and Tupelo Freewill Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Laverne Hellums

Laverne Sanders Hellums, 86, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Ridge View at Meadow Brook in Birmingham, AL. Born in Paris, the only child of Marvel Kisner and Gurvis Oswell Sanders, she was a longtime member of OUUMC and a member of PEO. A 1948 graduate of Yocona High School, she attended MSCW and earned her undergraduate and Masters degrees from Ole Miss before completing her PhD at Oklahoma State University in 1982. In 1988, she was awarded the title of State Home Economist of the Year before retiring from The University of Mississippi as director of educational training of the National School Food Service Institute in 1992.  She was very proud of her work in co-editing the cookbook “Rebel Recipes”, still a staple of many Ole Miss kitchens. [Read more...]

Becky Stiles

Rebecca Jean “Becky” Higgins Stiles, 75, of De Queen, Ar., and formerly of Bruce, died Saturday, July 30 at her home. She was born to Marvin O’Neal and Hazel Lee Helms Higgins in Mineral, Ar., January 7, 1941. Upon moving to Mississippi with husband, Pete’s career transfer, she became Personnel Manager at Weyerhaeuser in Bruce, and Process Manager of the woodyard for Weyerhaeuser’s Columbus Pulp and Paper Complex, as well as a devoted wife and mother.  She retired in 1997, after 39 years. In 1997, they moved back to De Queen, where she enjoyed serving on the board of Gillham School Alumni Committee. [Read more...]

Thomas Brown

Thomas Ray Brown Sr., 84, of Wolfe City, Tx., passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 in Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas. He was born May 15, 1932 to Thomas Jefferson Brown and Emma Lou Kennedy Brown. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Korean War. He was a past Worshipful Master and current treasurer of the Excelsior Lodge 505, and member of First Baptist Church, both in Wolfe City. He worked for the telephone company for many years and reitred as a telephone company contractor laying telephone from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. [Read more...]

Billy Martin

Billy Keith Martin, 45, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Born December 26, 1970 in Oxford,  he was the son of the late Billy Ray Martin and Evelyn Smith Martin. He was employed by Ashley Furniture and a member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church. [Read more...]