Helen Knox

Helen Kelley Knox departed this life on Thursday, August 18, 2016 in Bruce. She was 85 years old. She was a native of Coffeeville and a resident of New Orleans. [Read more...]

Tony Lee Hardin

Tony Lee Hardin, 59, died August 17, 2016.He was born in Calhoun City, and lived in Hackleburg, AL most of his life.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hackleburg and had worked for the Northwest Alabama Gas company for over 20 years. He was truly loved by many. [Read more...]

David Sandidge

Faber David "Dave" Sandidge, 84, passed away August 16, 2016, at Floyd Dyer Nursing Home in Houston. He was born October 4, 1931, in Osceola, AR to James Solomon Sandidge and Bonnie Estell Baker Sandidge. He was a band director for 45 years and began his illustrious career in Bruce in 1957.
He earned a Bachelor`s Degree at Memphis State University, his Master's Degree at Ole Miss, and did further graduate work at Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, and the University of Southern Mississippi. He went on to lead award-winning band programs in Hazlehurst, Clarksdale, Gulfport and North Richland Hills, Tx. During most of those years, he also served as a choir director for Methodist Churches. After retiring to Houston in 1997, he served as interim director for Houston High School, interim choir director at First Baptist Church and built the band program at Hebron Christian School. He was highly acclaimed by both colleagues and students; was named "Outstanding Band Director in Mississippi" by Phi Beta Mu in 1985; was awarded "Excellence in Music Education" by the National Band Association in 1985, and was inducted into the Gulf Coast Band Directors Hall of Fame in 2000. He greatly enjoyed serving as a director with the Mississippi All-State Lion's Band for 11 years and participated in several wins as top band at international competitions. He was a Marching and Concert Band adjudicator in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Florida. 

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Kathy Conner

Kathy Ross Bryan Conner, 60, of Calhoun City, died Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Born February 22, 1956 in Chicago, Il., she was the daughter of Jake Ross Bryan and Reba Posey Bryan.  She was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and Eastern Star. She worked with the cafeteria staff for the Calhoun County  School system. [Read more...]

Willie Ray Dye

Willie Ray Dye, 69, went to his heavenly home Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Grenada Living Center. He was born October 25, 1946 in Calhoun City, the son of the late Reath Glen Dye and U.V. Melton. He was a member of Way of Life Ministries in Grenada. [Read more...]

Donald Spencer

Donald L Spencer, 83, of Pensacola, FL was called home to be with the Lord August 9, 2016. He was born November 17, 1933 in Calhoun City. He is preceded in death by his father, Curt Spencer; mother, Vinnie Spencer; brother, John Frank Spencer and son, Eddie (Rocky)Yonker. [Read more...]

Robert Allen

Robert Allen, 63, went to his heavenly home Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 at his residence in Big Creek. He was born May 22, 1953 in Memphis, the son of the late Oscar Allen and Carlon Black. He was a self-employed carpenter and plumber. Pryor Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. [Read more...]

James Ellis Jobe Jr.

James “J.J.” Ellis Jobe, Jr., 54, of Derma,  went to his heavenly home surrounded by his family Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Born March 29, 1962 in Calhoun City, he was the son of the late James Jobe and the late Juliet White Jobe. He was the husband of Libby Gaskin Jobe. [Read more...]

Thomas Terry

Thomas Gulledge “Tommy” Terry, 66, of Grenada passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 in Grenada County. He was born July 16, 1950 in Grenada to Clayton and Clevie Gulledge Terry. He was a member of Holcomb Baptist Church, and was a retired logger and truck driver. [Read more...]

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...]