Tony Ray Kimble

Tony Ray Kimble, 53, always courageous and a fighter, departed this life February 14, 2017 at BMH-NM in Oxford. He was born September 24, 1963 in Water Valley, the son of Wilton and Cordie Mae Cobbs Kimble. He was a member of Kingdom Movement Community Church. He graduated from Coffeeville High School in May 1981, and was an outstanding running back in high school. He accepted a football scholarship to Northwest Community College before joining the U.S. Army. He served in the Army October 1981-July 1987, where he was honorably discharged. He was a faithful and dedicated employee of Weyerhaeuser many years until his health failed. [Read more...]

Ronnie Griffin

Ronald E. “Ronnie” Griffin, Sr., 71, died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Diversicare of Batesville. He was born April 21, 1945 in Marks, to Robert Elton and Louanice Patterson Griffin. He worked for various construction companies building bridges, roads and highways and later owned his own construction company. He was also the owner and operator of B & R Trucking Company. He was an active and faithful member of Oakland Baptist Church in Oakland, where he served as a choir member. He enjoyed fishing and working. Ronnie was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who cherished time spent with his family and grandchildren.  [Read more...]

Carlene Goodson

Carlene Oliver Goodson, 90, of Calhoun City, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Baptist Calhoun Nursing Facility February 25, 2017. She was born October 30, 1926 in  New Liberty community near Vardaman, a daughter of John F. (Jonnie) and Theda (Thedie) Adams Oliver.She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Calhoun City since July 7, 1958, and worked at Kellwood Company 40+ years. [Read more...]

Frances Doler

Frances Amelia Doler, 79, of Calhoun City, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at her residence. She was a member of Calhoun City First Baptist Church. She was a retired legal secretary for Moore & Moore Attorneys in Calhoun City and was active in fundraising and maintaining for the Calhoun City Cemetery. She was born in Webster County on April 9, 1937, the daughter of  Hollin and Annie Bingham Webb. [Read more...]

Maurice Cowsert

Maurice Cowsert, 89, of Bruce, passed away  Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Bruce Community Living Center. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Pittsboro, and retired self-employed upholsterer. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was born June 29, 1927 in Bruce, the son of Lem and Lenner Bea Ritchie Cowsert. [Read more...]

James Jasper Inman

James Jasper (J.J.)  Inman, 68, of Brookhaven, passed from this life on February 21, 2017, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, with his loving family by his side. He was born on September 16, 1948 in Vardaman, to Owen Jasper Inman and Allene Woodruff Inman. He was a retired police officer having served in the Brookhaven, Jackson, Ponchatoula, LA and Wesson police forces for 35 years. [Read more...]

Cleophis Armstrong

Cleophis Armstrong, 59, of Bruce, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at his home. He was born September 15, 1957, the son of Azzie Jr. Armstrong and Lou Allie Ewing. [Read more...]

Robert Carodine

Robert Lee Carodine, 66, of Bruce, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at his home. He was born May 11, 1949, the son of Ira Carodine and Ella Mae Keaton. [Read more...]

George Spearman

George Edward Spearman, 72, of Bruce, died February 16, 2017 at BMH-NM in Oxford. He was born March 20, 1944, the son of Bill and Mae Ivory Spearman. He was a mill worker and member of Jackson Chapel Church. [Read more...]

Mae Edmondson

Mae Ellis Edmondson, 77, went to her heavenly home Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born April 24, 1939 in Vardaman, the daughter of Paul and Pauline Ramage Ellis. She was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. She grew up in New Liberty community among family and close friends. She met and married Harold Edmondson of Vardaman. [Read more...]