John Floyd Kimbrell, 82 of Pontotoc, died Friday, July 8, 2016, at N.M.M.C. Nursing Home in Pontotoc. Born May 30, 1934, he was the son of the late Emmett Lee Kimbrell and the late Annie Bay Stone Kimbrell. He was preceded in death by a brother Azzie Duran Kimbrell. He was formerly employed by Washington Furniture Mfg. and the former owner of Kimbrell Insurance Agency. He was a member of West Heights Baptist Church, a Mason, former Bruce Volunteer Fireman, served his country in The U.S. Navy, instrumental in starting the Meals on Wheels in his area. [Read more...]
Etoyle Burgess Cain, 82 of Bruce, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing
Home in Calhoun City. Born August 13, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Kellie Burgess and the late Minnie Young Burgess. She was
a loving mother, wife, homemaker, and seamstress, a member of Westside Baptist Church. [Read more...]
Robert “Choo Choo” Clanton, 57, went to his heavenly home Monday, July 4, 2016 at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. He was born February 18, 1959 in Calhoun City, the son of Travis Clanton and Margaret Franklin. He was a saw operator at Franklin and member of College Hill Baptist Church. [Read more...]
Debora Phillips, 52, of Bruce, died Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Born July 19, 1963 in Newark, Ohio to Bill and Coreena Phillips, she was the fourth of five children. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Bruce. [Read more...]
Jimmy Lee, 75, of Heidelberg, died peacefully at his home Friday, June 24. James Harold Lee was born July 31, 1941 in Vardaman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Baine and Helen Lee, and a brother, David Baine Lee, Jr.Growing up he attended Calhoun City Schools and Vardaman High School. In the succeeding years his family always lived next door or in the same house with the Abner Lee family and was involved in farming in Big Creek, Ellzey/Vardaman and Calhoun City. [Read more...]
Charles “Charlie” Theddis Russell, 75, born in Bentley, and resident of Macomb and St. Clair County, MI since 1965, passed away June 21, 2016. He was the founder of PTM Corporation and partner of Modified Technologies (MTI) both located in Fair Haven, MI. He loved spending time with his family and friends, being at PTM & MTI, catfish grabbling, his big boy toys, was a great story teller and just loved life. [Read more...]
Rafaela Pecina Brasher, 69 of Houlka, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center in
Tupelo. Born May 18, 1947 in Matamoros, Mexico, she was the daughter of the late Luis Pecina and the late Manuela
Betancourt Pecina. She was employed by Edmondson Farms for eighteen plus years. [Read more...]
Robert Tod Benz, 42 of Englewood, California died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Ronald Regan Medical Center.
Born Thursday, December 27, 1973 in Oxford, the son of the late Charles "Tookie" Benz and Patricia
Turner Zinn. He was owner of Contract Engineering Assoc. where he was a Civil Engineer. [Read more...]
Kenny Thornburg, AKA “Cornbread”, died Friday, June 17, 2016 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. He was born October 24, 1962 in Rockford, IL to Johnnie and Donna Hada Thornburg. He was an avid Indiana Colts fan who enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing, NASCAR racing and playing with his dog “Boo-Boo”. He was a fun-loving person and always the “life of the party”. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and loved spending time with his grandchildren. [Read more...]