Area Obituaries

Obituaries 10/31/19

Benton Frank Barrett GRENADA—Benton Frank Barrett, age 81, of Grenada died Thursday, October 24, 2019, in his home surrounded by family. Born February 27, 1938, in Bruce, he was a son of the late Wilton Benton and Jessie Lee Goforth Barrett. After his service to our country in the United States Air Force, he worked…

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Obituaries 11/07/19

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.…

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Obituaries 11/14/19

Grace Lynn Beasley JACKSONVILLE, FLA.—Grace Lynn Beasley, 94, of Jacksonville, Fla. passed away October 31, 2019. She was born in Water Valley and graduated from Water Valley High School. She was married to Donald Beasley on December 20, 1944. Grace worked as a quality control specialist in the labs of Kellogg’s Cereal Company and her…

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Obituaries 11/21/19

TaNisha Crawford GALLATIN, TENN.—TaNisha Crawford, age 27, of Gallatin, Tenn. died Thursday, November 13, 2019, in her home. She was born July 29, 1992, in Oxford to the late Jesse and Teresa Crawford. Upon graduation from high school TaNisha entered college and received an associate degree in social work. She later moved to Gallatin to…

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Obituaries 11/28/19

Charles Edward Babb PARIS—Charles Edward Babb, 78, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019, in Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Visitation was held Saturday, November 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Paris Baptist Church (30 CR 430, Bruce) with the service following in the church.  Interment was  in the Paris Cemetery (CR 428, Paris).…

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Obituaries 12/05/19

Mary Jane Norwood Beard  WATER VALLEY—Mary Jane “Janie” Norwood Beard, age 75, of Water Valley died Sunday, November 24, 2019, in her home at Water Valley. She was born May 3, 1944, in Water Valley to the late Lester S. Norwood and Willie Kate Chandler Williford. She served her family as a homemaker. Visitation was…

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Obituaries 12/19/19

Tracy Vaughn Carlisle OAKLAND—Tracy Vaughn Carlisle, age 71, of Oakland died Thursday , December 12, 2019, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford. Born April 21, 1948, in Memphis, Tracy was a son of Jo Ann Vaughn Carlisle and the late Joe Carlisle. He held a number of jobs during his career, which included being…

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Obituaries 12/26/19

Richard Earl Allen OXFORD – Mr. Richard Earl Allen, 77, died Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.   A celebration of Mr. Richard’s life was held on Monday, December 23, 2019, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Reverend Charles Lipe officiated. Burial was in…

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Obituaries 01/02/20

Methel Wilma Bell FLORA – Methel Wilma Bell, formerly of Water Valley, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 at her residence. She was a homemaker. Methel was born Sept. 27, 1934 in Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Russell Bell; her parents; and eight siblings. She is survived by two daughters, Peggy…

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Obituaries 01/09/20

Judy Ann Ballard WATER VALLEY—Judy Ann Ballard, age 64, of Water Valley died Thursday, January 2, 2020, at her home in Water Valley. Born February 15, 1955, in Odessa, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Hiram and Blonnie Parker Peninger, and was raised by her Uncle Chester and Aunt Iris Peninger in Attala…

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