Mary Ruth Ramage Evans
GRENADA—Mary Ruth Ramage Evans, a long-time resident of Grenada, died Thursday, October 31, 2019, in Mer Rouge, La.
Born April 21, 1925, in Vardaman, Mary Ruth received a Bachelor of Science in English from Delta State College. She continued her education at Delta State College, earning a M.Ed. in Library Science. Mary Ruth taught high school English at Grenada High School for many years and then took a position as the high school librarian, where she worked until her retirement.
Mary Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Bro. Finley Evans; her parents, William Jesse Ramage and Lydia Bell Lee Ramage; her brother, Bobby Ray Ramage; four unborn babies; and her great-great niece, Katelyn Grace Coulder.
Survivors include her brother, Tommy Lee Ramage, Sr. (Bettie Kate); nephews, Rick Ramage (Robert Thornberry), Tommy Ramage, Jr. (Mary Ann), Danny Roberts, and Steven Roberts; nieces, Suzy Clark (LO), and Robin Parker (Larry); great nieces and nephews; and a special friend who lived with her for 20 years and was her caregiver, Mary Ellen Sanders; and her fur baby, Fred.
The funeral service was held Sunday, November 3, at 2:30 p.m. in Grenada First Baptist Church, with Bro. Mike Ramage and Bro. John Boler officering. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service in the church. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery at Vardaman. Parker Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Nell Simpson Lowrimore
COFFEEVILLE—Mary Nell Simpson Lowrimore, 56, of Coffeeville passed away Friday, November 1, 2019, at her residence.
Born November 20, 1962, in Grenada, she was a daughter of the late John Hugh and Glenda Lee Cohea Simpson. Mary Nell was a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church near Coffeeville, where she served as song leader and enjoyed singing gospel music. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 3, in McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service at Grenada with Rev. Earl Flemmons officiating. Interment followed in the Clear Springs Cemetery with Justin Ayers, Richard Bennett, Jason Brackett, Dale Gaither, Brad Haynes, David Simpson, Jeff Simpson, and Jeremy Staggs as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were her brothers, Gene, Johnny, and Leonard Simpson.
The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service Sunday, all at McKibben and Guinn.
Survivors include her husband of 37 years, John Lowrimore; one daughter, Amy Lowrimore Brackett (Jason) of Mt. Pleasant; two sons, Kevin Lowrimore (Liza) of Coffeeville and Keith Lowrimore (Leeanna) of Grenada; one sister, Nita Clair of Houlka; three brothers, Johnny Simpson and Leonard Simpson, both of Coffeeville, and Gene Simpson of Greenwood; and eight grandchildren, Nichols Lowrimore, Emma Lowrimore, Will Brackett, Reagan Lowrimore, Haven Lowrimore, Kason Brackett, Presley Brackett, and Addilyn Lowrimore.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Orsbon and a grandson, James Paxton Lowrimore.
Shirley Camp Stone
WATER VALLEY—Shirley Camp Stone, age 80, died peacefully at her home near Water Valley on October 28, 2019, with her family by her side.
Born in the Pine Valley Area of Yalobusha County, Shirley was a daughter of the late Thomas Leslie Camp and Mittie Carmical Camp. She graduated from Jeff Davis School, where she was valedictorian of her class. Shirley married her high school sweetheart, Charles Stone, and they had three sons, who brought her great joy. She and Charles were faithful member of First Christian Church in Water Valley. She worked for Bondafoam, Mechanics Bank, and Yalobusha General Hospital, serving in various positions as office manager, administrative assistant, and secretary to the bank president.
Visitation was held Friday, November 1, from noon until 2 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home. The service followed visitation at 2 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Jerry Holt officiating. Burial followed the service in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Charles Stone of Water Valley; three sons, Keith Stone (Jackie) of Conway, Ark., Hoyt Stone (Kay) of Water Valley; and Sandy Stone (Tena) of Water Valley; three sisters, Juanita Knight of Moscow, Tenn, Patsy Wright of Water Valley, and Betty Lou Dorris of Arlington, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.