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...]

Shirley Hughes

Shirley Clements Hughes, 60 of Bruce, Mississippi died on Friday, June 12, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in
Oxford, Mississippi.

She was Born on July 31, 1954 in Bruce, Mississippi, she was the Daughter of the late Joseph Thomas Clements and Emogene Rogers Clements. She was also preceded in death by a Brother: Bobby Clements. [Read more...]

Betty Ivy

Betty June Bennett Ivy, 80, of Bruce, Mississippi, passed peacefully from this world Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the home of her daughter.   Born Friday, June 29, 1934, in Coahoma County, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Walter Frank Bennett and Dolly Maudine Edwards Bennett.

A former garment worker, homemaker, and retailer, Mrs. Ivy was artistic and creative, enjoying needlework and crafts of all kinds, especially crochet. In her final year of life she crocheted numerous hats for The Fabric of Hope charity. Throughout her life she worked alongside her husband as a true helpmate, joining fully in every endeavor from cattle farming to clearing new ground, from auctions to antiques and retail.

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Clytee Freely

Clytee Freely, 100, of Vardaman, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at Calhoun Health Services
Nursing Home in Calhoun City. Born January 5, 1915, she was the daughter of the late William Vanlandingham and the late Della Dye
Vanlandingham. She was the wife of the late Malcolm Freely. She retired from Kellwood after retiring she worked in Vardaman First Baptist Church nursery, and had her own daycare at home keeping many children over the years. She loved taking care of children, tending to her flowers, cooking, riding her John Deere Gator, spending time with her family, and talking with friends on the phone.  She was a devoted member of Vardaman First Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

Paul Tyler

Paul Ray Tyler, 70 of Bruce, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Oklahoma University Medical Center in  Oklahoma City, Ok. Born  February 18, 1945 in Bruce,  he was the son of Cuvis Hall Tyler and the late Moody Brooks Tyler. He was a graduate of Bruce High School Class of 1962, a graduate of the University of Mississippi, and he was a computer software programmer. He served in the National Guard and was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church. [Read more...]