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Obituaries 11/17/2022

Charlotte Brower Grass

WATER VALLEY – Charlotte Brower Grass, age 83, of Water Valley passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022 at Yalobusha County Nursing Home in Water Valley. She was born April 8, 1939, in Water Valley to Ulus and Vera (Mosby) Brower.

After graduating as class valedictorian, she left for Arlington, Va. with everything she owned packed in a suitcase. She attended business school and upon completion, worked at the White House as a secretary under both the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. While working in D.C., she met the love of her life, Andrew “Jack” Grass, as he was serving in the United States Army. She was an army wife for 22 years, living all over the country and even overseas. Upon retirement in 1978, they returned to Water Valley, living the farm life which they both loved.

Charlotte is described by her family as being first, the daughter of the King and a devout Christian, self-sufficient, intelligent and nurturing. She held a great love for flowers, being known for her ability to grow any plant. She also enjoyed collecting antiques, clocks, other vintage items, and was an excellent cook. Charlotte was also an avid supporter of her community and surrounding communities, contributing whatever was needed.

Charlotte was married for 56 wonderful years to Andrew “Jack” Grass and together they raised their two children. She instilled in them independence, self confidence and was their biggest fan, supporting all their many endeavors. Charlotte will be greatly missed by many who loved and cherished her sweet spirit.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Gardiner room. The funeral service followed Thursday Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Henry chapel with Brother Ronald Jenkins officiating. Internment was at Hopewell cemetery under the direction of Brother Billy Childs.

Charlotte is survived by her children Jody (Dave) Leonard of Water Valley and Curtis Andy (Leigh Anne) Grass of Fairhope, Ala.; her grandchildren, Jillian Leonard, Elijah Leonard, Ashleigh Flora, Allison Castle and Anna Reed Grass; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arthur Ray Gray

OXFORD – Arthur Ray Gray, age 74, of Oxford passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born March 11, 1948, in Oxford to Robert “Nat” and Eloise (Finch) Gray.

Arthur is described by his family as being a kind, gentle, honest, and humorous man. He was also known to be a jack of all trades, accomplishing anything he set his mind to. In his spare time, he could be found wood working, gardening, and watching his favorite western, Gunsmoke. Arthur never had anything negative to say and was a well loved person by all those that knew him. He was a faithful member of Delay Baptist Church in Oxford and knew Jesus Christ was his Lord and Savior. He will be dearly missed by all those that loved and cherished him.

Visitation was held Friday, Nov. 11 at Delay Baptist Church from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. with the funeral service following at 1 p.m. Bro. Blaine Davis officiated. Internment was at Delay Baptist Church Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Arthur is survived by wife Lee Ann French Gray; his children, Landon (Melanie) McDaniel and Taylor Lane (LJ) McNeece; his grandchildren, Taylor (Angela) Barefoot, Ava McNeece, Olivia McNeece, Katy McNeece, and Joshua McNeece; his sister, Euphiazene Gray; his mother-in-law, Joyce French; his brother-in-law, Jason French; and his two nephews, Maverick and Shane French.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Eloise Gray; and his sister Stephany Gray Cox.


Carol Lee Wrenn Winter

TILLATOBA – Carol Lee Wrenn Winter, age 79, of Tillatoba passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2022 at Tallahatchie General Extended Care Facility in Charleston. Carol was born March 1, 1943 in Charleston to Wilmer Montie and Johnnie Ellett Wrenn. She was a retired secretary for Tallahatchie Farmers Supply.

The family received friends on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 1 p.m. until the service time began at 2 p.m., all in the Chapel of Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston. Interment followed at Magnolia Garden Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Jennifer (Ron) Hames of Oakland; one sister, Jean (James) Hughes of Tchula; one brother, Michael (Annette) Wrenn of Tillatoba; and one granddaughter, Brittney Hames of Oakland.
Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Winter.

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