Marie Denley

Marie Shelton Denley, 83, of Bruce, went to be with the Lord with her family be her side Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. A
life long resident of Bruce, she retired with BancorpSouth as a bank teller from 1974 to 2004. [Read more...]

Dorothy Harrelson

Dorothy Edna Harrelson, 86, much loved sister and friend to many, passed away at her home January 24, 2018. She was born in Calhoun County February 16, 1931 to Edith Stewart and Jesse Howard Harrelson. [Read more...]

Charlie Hallum

Charlie Keith Hallum, 83, of Southaven, passed away on January 10, 2018. He was born January 14, 1934 in Pittsboro, the son of Ryamond Charles and Emma Ethel Hellum. He was a Boilermaker for TVA until his retirement and a member of Carriage Hills Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Cela McGreger

Cela Mitchell McGreger, 91, of Pittsboro, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Guntown. She was born September 15, 1926 in Calhoun County to  Clarion and Lenore Bond Mitchell. She received her education in the Bruce School System and took a Dietary Course from the University of Mississippi. She served as dietitian at Calhoun County Hospital and Bruce Community Living for 20 years until she retired. [Read more...]

Opal Howell

Mary Opal Orr Howell, 91, passed away peacefully at Baptist Hospital Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Born August 12, 1926, in Arkansas, she was the daughter of Jessie Cleland Orr and Ollie Conner Orr. She attended Pleasant Hill School and was a member of Mt. Herman Primitive Baptist Church. She was retired after working many years at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. In her free time, she loved to work crossword puzzles and tend to her garden. She was also known to be a wonderful cook, and very talented with a sewing needle. Above all things, she loved her family the most. Spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids brought much joy to her life. She will be remembered for her sweet nature and loving heart, and she will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

A funeral service celebrating her life will be Thursday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. at Pryor Funeral Home. There will also be a visitation Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Elder Calvin Warren and Elder Rusty Wise will be officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Springs Cemetery in Derma.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Stone, Jeff Howell, Bradley Howell, Will Howell, Mike Howell and Jaron Howell. Honorary pallbearers will be Grover Edington, Tom Reedy, Jimmy Blaylock, Wayne Doler, Kelly Moore, Jonathon Howell and Justin Howell.

She leaves behind a daughter, Marcell (Kenneth) Stone, Calhoun City; sons, Stanley (Sandra) Howell, Raymond, and Jimmy (Jo) Howell, Calhoun City; sisters, Ruth Hodge, Clinton, and Bonnie (Ladurale) Doler, Slate Springs; brother, Harvey Dan (Annette) Orr, Bruce; grandchildren, Wayne (Nikie) Stone, Calhoun City; Jeff Howell, Calhoun City; Laura Howell, Gunnersville, AL; Mike Howell, Raymond; Jonathon (Patricia) Howell, Baltimore, MD; Justin (Jenna) Howell, Louisville, KY; Jaron (Emily) Howell, Charlotte, NC; Bradley (Andria) Howell, Bruce, and 10 great-grandchildren, Lylla, Will, Lilly, Heath, Evan, Lawson, Lylla, Dean, Arianna, Cassidy, and a very special niece, Kay Reedy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willie Earl Howell; son, Jessie W. “Bill” Howell; brother, J.C. Orr, and a sister, Eloise McFall.

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Johnny Myers

Johnny Lee Myers, 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Born November 15, 1950, he was the son of J.P. Myers and Pearley Bell Blackstock Myers. He attended High School in Holly Springs, and was a member of Derma Pentecostal Church. He loved to work. He was a self-employed carpenter and building contractor, [Read more...]

Cleo Moore

Cleo Fox Moore was born July 10, 1930 in Calhoun County, to Earlie and Squaire Fox. She transitioned from this life on December 9, 2017.She was a faithful member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. She loved gardening, fishing, canning, and serving others in the community. [Read more...]

Herbert Spencer

Herbert Marvelle Spencer, 82, of Bellefontaine, passed away on January 10, 2018. [Read more...]

Nicey Eacholes

Nicey Mae Eacholes, 81, of Calhoun City, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. [Read more...]

Claudia Jennings

Claudia M. Jennings, 52, of Calhoun City, passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. [Read more...]