Bob Hollingsworth

Bobby “Bob” Wayne Hollingsworth, 80, entered into his heavenly home from NMMC in Tupelo on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. He was born January 23, 1938, in Vardaman, the son of Thomas Lee and Claire Spratlin Hollingsworth. He was a member of Vardaman First Baptist Church where he was a deacon emeritus. [Read more...]

Lavelle Potts

Hazel Lavelle Potts, 96, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Yalobusha Medical Facility in Water Valley. She was born April 20, 1921 to Mack and Lela Dickey Prestage in Calhoun County. [Read more...]

Martha Sue Feazell

Martha Sue Lee Feazell, 78, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at NMMC in Tupelo. She was born in Calhoun City, on August 11, 1939, to David Baine Lee, Sr. and Mildred Helen Parrette Lee. Growing up she lived in many different houses around Calhoun City, as well as in Big Creek, Ellzey and Vardaman, she also live in Beaumont, Tx. during World War II. [Read more...]

Wanda and Jerry Howell

Funeral services for Wanda Sue Patterson Nowell and her husband, Jerry M. Nowell, were Saturday, Feb. 24 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Sam Fulton and Rev. David Richardson officiating. Interment was in Longino Cemetery. Mrs. Nowell, 72, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She married the love of her life, Jerry, on September 16, 1967 in Calhoun County. [Read more...]

Jon Crocker

Jon Arthur Crocker, 75, was born May 23, 1942, in Bruce to Ottis B. Crocker and Ora Hawkins Crocker.  He passed away at his home with his wife by his side February 23, 2018. [Read more...]

Ed Neelly III

Edwin Clyde “Ed” Neelly III of Tupelo, died February 21, 2018. He was born in Greenwood on October 2, 1939 to Edwin Clyde Neelly, Jr. and Margaret Crenshaw Neelly. He grew up in Grenada where his father was a merchant. [Read more...]

Gary Graham

Gary Helman Graham, 64, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, surrounded by his family at his home. [Read more...]

Penelope Whittington

Penelope Whittington, 54, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford after an extended illness. [Read more...]

Richard Vanlandingham

Richard Earl Vanlandingham, 81, entered his heavenly home surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born August 12, 1936 in Calhoun County to Claxton and Lillian Parker Vanlandingham.
He served his county in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1963. He was a retired saw filer and truck driver.<--more-->

He was an active member of Antioch Baptist Church where he truly loved worshiping with his church family, family and grandchildren. He lived by example and the teachings of Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” He was an avid NASCAR fan. His favorite times in life was watching NASCAR races, gospel singing, eating popcorn, watching his favorite western movies and enjoying time with his family and trips to Hardy, Ar.
His favorite quote was “if you are on time you are not late and if you are late you are not on time”. He lived by this quote daily.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charlie Vanlandingham, and sister, Nell Crocker.
Those left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 53 years, Helen Blackwelder Vanlandingham, Pittsboro; daughter, Christie (Joey) Story, Bruce; son, Charlie Frank Vanlandingham, Pittsboro; sister, Margaret (Lewis) Bailey, Derma, and grandchildren, Savanah, Dakota and Kristen Vanlandingham, and Kennedy Story.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 5-8 p.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with Bro. Paul Lowe officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery
Pallbearers will be Perry Bailey, Sonny Bailey, Bob Brown, Rob Langston, Scott Ledbetter and Charlie Vanlandingham.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Coffee Shop Crew where he enjoyed fellowship with his friends, told tales of old and discussed current events of the day.
Memorials and contributions may be given to Sanctuary Hospice House 5159 W. Main St. Tupelo, MS. 38801 where the staff was so faithful and caring of the family.
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Mary Jo Meeker

Mary Jo Meeker, 76, of Gore Springs, passed away peacefully at her home Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Born May 17, 1941, in Earle, AR, she was the daughter of Fred Alonzo and Mamie Bell McCorkle Wood. She was a homemaker, and of Baptist faith.<--more-->

She had tremendous love for her family, especially her grandkids and great-grandchild. One of her greatest joys was spoiling them, but those who knew her will remember she had no fear of giving tough love, and knew she would always tell it like it was. Her family and friends knew her to be an unselfish person, who would do anything for anybody if she was able. She loved to fish and play bingo. Her family will always remember that she also loved telling jokes “even when she forgot the funny part.” A very kind and loving woman, she will be deeply missed by all that knew her.
A funeral service celebrating her life will be Monday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at Pryor Funeral Home. There will be a visitation at 4 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Bro. Kenneth Armstrong will be officiating.
She leaves behind her daughter, Abby Jo Thomas, Cadaretta; brother, Kenneth Wood, Helena, AR; grandchildren, Markie Bell Thomas, Sarah Jo Thomas and Ryan Perkins, Eupora, and great-grandchild, Kingslee Josiah Perkins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas Lee Meeker, and sons, Doug, Timothy and David.
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