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Ada Catherine Reynolds Booker

December 18, 2014

Ada Catherine Reynolds Booker, age 79, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Mrs. Ada was born Oct. 15, 1935, in Cedar Bluff, the daughter of the late Jesse William and Vera Alverta Sanders Reynolds. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She retired from Babcock & Wilcox in West Point. She had also worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Fred’s in West Point. She loved Christmas and giving to others. She loved her family and listening to gospel music.

Leona Elizabeth (Topsy) Shirley Wells

December 16, 2014

Leona Elizabeth (Topsy) Shirley Wells was born in Monroe County, May 31, 1917. She died at the age of 97, Dec. 14, 2014.
At the age of two, her family moved to Clay County. Her father, Milford Bard Shirley, was a farmer, dairyman, Justice of the Peace, supervisor of county roads, and member of the board of supervisors for 16 years. Her mother, Nancy Elizabeth McClellan Shirley was a homemaker. Topsy graduated from West Point High School in 1935, where she ran track and was a star basketball player. In 1938, she married Willard Irwin Wells of Starkville, who preceded her in death.

Sara Smith Huffman

December 16, 2014

Sara Smith Huffman, age 86, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory.

Oria Tate

December 11, 2014

Oria Tate passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church with Rev. Al Lathan Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation and family hour are 6 – 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Carter Funeral Home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Davis McBryde

December 11, 2014

William Robert Cameron

December 10, 2014

William Robert Cameron, age 78, of Columbus passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at the Regency Hospital in Jackson. He was born Sept. 2, 1936, in Gridley, Calif., to the late Katie Price and Grover Cameron. Mr. Cameron was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter- Day Saints, in Columbus.
Funeral Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014 at The Church 0f Jesus Christ Of Latter - Day Saints with Bishop Buck Jolley officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.

Lloyd Brister

December 3, 2014

Lloyd Brister, age 87, died of heart failure at his residence in Winona, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at First Baptist Church in Winona, with Dr. Tim Mims, assisted by Rev. John L. Walker and Rev. T. R. Darsey, officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona.
Visitation is today, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, from 4 - 8 p.m., at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona.

Dr. Frank Thaddeus Marascalco

December 3, 2014

Dr. Frank Thaddeus Marascalco, lovingly known as “Catfish” or “Dr. Frank”, born in Grenada, MS April 14, 1923, died after a brief illness in Clarksdale, Monday Dec. 1, 2014. He was 91 years old.
Funeral services are Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at St Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Clarksdale. A visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. to noon followed by a funeral mass at noon. Family burial will be at Oakridge Cemetery immediately following the service.
Meredith Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Lillian Blanchard Wilson

December 2, 2014

Lillian Blanchard Wilson, age 86, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice, in Verona.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at Pleasant Plain M.B. Church in Prairie, with Rev. Michael McGaha officiating.
Burial will follow in Pleasant Plain M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is from 3 - p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Troy Dempsey Criddle Jr.

December 2, 2014

Troy Dempsey Criddle Jr., age 60, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Troy was born March 25, 1954, in West Point, the son of Dola Francis Thompson Criddle and the late Troy Dempsey Criddle Sr. Troy was a self-employed truck driver, owning and operating his own truck. He was a member of West End Baptist Church in West Point. He married Jane Adderholt Jernigan July 3, 2006, and she passed away Jan.18, 2013.

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