Samuel Anthony Carollo
Samuel Anthony “Sam” Carollo, 75, of Grenada, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Providence. He was born on Feb. 6, 1937, to Charles Joseph Carollo and Gertrude Lucile Thornton Carollo. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Sam was also an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed every day outside. He was a big fan of Mississippi State and loved to ring a cowbell. He was an outspoken person, who never met a stranger. Sam was always on the go, and to those who knew him, he would give the shirt off his back to help them. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed.
Sam served our country in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-1959 in Yokosuka, Japan. He coached in the Leflore County Schools, Vicksburg Schools, and the Greenwood Public Schools at Greenwood High. He later served as Assistant Principal at Bankston Elementary School in Greenwood and was also a principal with the Grenada Public Schools. He was later employed with Vision Research in Birmingham, Ala.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Emmanuel Baptist Church from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at 10 a.m., at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Dr. Clarence Cooper officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Stoneville Cemetery in Stoneville, Miss.
Mr. Carollo is survived by his wife Sally Harris Carollo; four sons, Bert Carollo (LaDonna) of Brookhaven, Chuck Carollo of Winona, Robert Carollo (Maggie) of Grenada and Sammy Carollo (Kathy) of Grenada. He is also survived by five sisters, Roselyn St. Clair (Ed) of Denham Springs, La., Camille Doiron (Warren) of Vicksburg, Sarah Marie Stanton of Greenville, Linda Winter of Jonesboro, Ark., and Barbara Ivy (David) of Braxton. He is survived by six brothers, Charlie Carollo of Greenville, Otis Carollo of Raymond, William “Billy” Carollo (Glenda) of Leland, Alphonse Carollo (Wanda) of Tuttle, Okla., James Carollo of North Port, Ala., and Mike Carollo (Vicki) of Madison. He is survived by nine grandchildren, Sarah, Kathleen, Jake, Anna, Aidan, Anthony, Alexa, Allye and Mary Margaret Carollo.
Mr. Carollo was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Joseph Carollo; and two brothers, Johnny Carollo and Paul Carollo.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Batson’s Children’s Hospital in Jackson, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, The American Cancer Society research for glyoblastoma multi-form, or any charity of the donor’s choice.
Garner Harper Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Charles Armond Castleberry
Funeral services for Charles “Bub” Armond Castleberry, 80, of Banner, Miss., were at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial followed in Banner Cemetery.
Mr. Castleberry died Jan. 25, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on May 12, 1932, in Bruce.
Mr. Castleberry was retired from Ford Motor Company and the Calhoun County Maintenance Department. He was a member of Banner Baptist Church, the Banner Masonic Lodge, Shriners Association of Calhoun County, and he was a Woodman of the World officer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kernal Herman Castleberry; his mother, Adell Greene Castleberry; and a sister, Justine Stewart.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene “Mulkey” Castleberry of Banner; a daughter, Sherry Ferguson of Banner; a son, Shane “Rizpah” Castleberry of Grenada; two brothers, Tillman Castleberry of Collierville, Tenn., and K.P. “Goldie” Castleberry of Banner; and five grandchildren.
An online guestbook is at parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
Parker Memorial Funeral Home was in charge.
Funeral services for Katherine Craig, 72, of Crossett, Ark., are 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Egypt M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Egypt Cemetery.
Mrs. Craig died Jan. 27, 2013, at her residence.
She was a native of Ashley County and a resident of Crossett since 1977 and a former resident of the Milo Community for many years. She was a homemaker, and she later worked at Daniel Middle School in the cafeteria. Mrs. Craig was a member of Egypt M.B. Church, and she enjoyed traveling, her church and family.
Mrs. Craig was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Doyle C. Craig; an infant daughter, Marsha Leigh Craig; and her parents, Marshall and Leone Pogue Godwin.
She is survived by two sons, Steve Craig of Hamburg, Ark., and Kevin Craig of Grenada; two sisters, Betty Hales and Elizabeth Brockwell, both of Crossett; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
An online guestbook is at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg is in charge.
Wanda Fae Crawley
Funeral services for Wanda Fae Crawley, 63, of Batesville, are at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial will follow in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Batesville.
Visitation is Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Crawley died Jan. 27, 2013, at her home.
She was born on Aug. 31, 1949, in Batesville, to Viola Maynard nd Tiger E. Crawley.
Mrs. Crawley was a fun-loving woman who enjoyed Gospel music. She traveled around Mississippi and Tennessee playing the piano. She was an active member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church until her health failed. She retired from Grenada’s Post Office in 2010. She served the USPS for 23 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Fae Caruthers Boyd; a sister, Libby Crawley Sherwood; and two brothers, Joe A. Crawley and Tiger Willard Crawley.
Survivors include a sister, Dot Crawley Heath of Batesville; two brothers, Al Crawley of Jackson and Melvin Crawley of Pontotoc; three grandchildren; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorials may be sent to Pilgrims Rest Cemetery Fund, 470 Pilgrims Rest Rd., Batesville, MS 38606 or The Gideon Bible Ministry, Panola Camp P.O. Box 791, Batesville, MS 38606.
Wells Funeral Home is in charge.
Funeral services for Sammie George, 60, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Greater Pine Hill M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Haven Rest Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Clark-Williams Funeral Home.
Mr. George died Jan. 24, 2013, at his home of natural causes.
He was born on Dec. 23, 1952.
Mr. George was a truck driver and a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his father, James George.
Survivors include his wife, Jimmie George of Grenada; his mother, Mary Allen-George of Grenada; four daughters, Lasandra George-Johnson of Ridgeland, Brittney Avery of Memphis, Trina George and Lawanda George, both of Grenada; two sisters, Edna Rice and Annie Hankins, both of Grenada; two brothers, William George of Memphis and Willie George of Joliet, Ill.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge.
Larry Jeff Haynes
Funeral services for Larry Jeff Haynes, 58, of Grenada, were at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27, at the National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Grenada Memorial Gardens.
Visitation was Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
Larry died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at his home.
He was born on Feb. 4, 1954, and was the son of Grady Haynes and Bobbie Mitchell Haynes of Duck Hill.
Larry was employed by Luvata as a machinist. He also worked as a truck driver.
Mr. Haynes is survived by his wife, Nita Haynes of Grenada; one son, Bradly Haynes of Grenada; one daughter, April Winstead of Winona; two step-sons, Jeremy Norris of Grenada and Mikey Norris of Tillatoba; one step-daughter, Heather Power of Grenada; five sisters, Betty Ann Abel, Sarah Laster, Patsy Wilson, Glenda Sanford, and Sonja Lanahan, all of Duck Hill; three brothers, Joe Haynes of Grenada and Jimmy Haynes and Terry Haynes, both of Duck Hill; and three grandchildren.
National Funeral Home was in charge.
Mildred Tyler Lovelace
Graveside services for Mildred Tyler Lovelace, 84, of Oxford, were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in Pine Bluff Cemetery.
Mrs. Lovelace died Jan. 25, 2013, at her home.
She was born in Oxford and was the widow of H. Q. Lovelance.
Mrs. Lovelace was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Oxford Church of Christ, Pine Bluff Church of Christ and South Oxford Church of Christ. She enjoyed all types of crafts, such as painting, sewing and ceramics, along with watching her grandchildren play. Mr. and Mrs. Lovelace used to enjoy going fishing and camping together.
Survivors include her two sons, Mike Lovelace of Grenada and Keith Lovelace of Oxford; two sisters, Bennie Rainey and Martha Britt, both of Memphis; three brothers, Durell Tyler of Birmingham, Charlie Tyler of Jacksonville, Ala., and Jerry Pat Tyler of Crenshaw, Miss.; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Lovelace’s memory may be made to: The Pine Bluff Cemetery Fund, 287 CR 431, Oxford, MS 38655.
An online guestbook is at www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Waller Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge.
A. J. Minga Jr.
Funeral services for Andrew Jackson “A. J.“ Minga Jr., 74, of Grenada, are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Grenada Memorial Gardens.
Visitation was Monday, Jan. 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
A.J. died Jan. 25, 2013, at his home.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1938, and was the son of Andrew Jackson Minga Sr. and Louise Carpenter Minga of Grenada.
A.J., who was also known as “Candy Man,” was a retired Grenada County Supervisor. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, the Civitan Club, the Exchange Club and the Community Club of Gore Springs.
Mr. Minga is survived by his wife, Jerri Minga of Grenada; three daughters, Andrea Allen Curry of Holcomb, Destiny Bowers of Grenada and Jettie Fleming of Booneville, Miss.; two sons, Chuck Mings of Pickwick, Tenn., and Andy Minga of Grenada; one sister, Peggy Ragsdale of Grenada; two brothers, Roy Minga of Gloster, Miss., and Larry Minga of Grenada; seven grandchildren, Beth Minga, Johnny Allen, Hunter Jackson, Savannah Jackson, Grace Bowers, Easton Curry and Tabitha Roberts; six great-grandchildren, Damian Johnson, Julian Minga, Reila Jackson, Kasey, Moochie and Tater; one great-great-grandchild, Rain; and a host of nieces and nephews.
National Funeral Home is in charge.
Funeral services for Raymond Neely, 51, of Water Valley, are at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Spring Hill North Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Green Goshen Cemetery in Yalobusha County.
Visitation is Thursday from 11 a.m. until service time at the church.
Mr. Neely died Jan. 23, 2013, at his home.
He was born on Sept. 21, 196, in Coffeeville, to Fred Earl and Irma Gee Neely.
Mr. Neely was employed as a truck driver for the City of Water Valley until he retired due to health reasons. He was a faithful and active member of Spring Hill North Church, where he served as Choir President, was a member of the Usher Board and cared for the church lawn. He enjoyed playing dominoes, working on vehicles, fishing, eating good food and spending time with family and friends, and he dearly loved his granddaughter, Mackenzie.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Stella Neely and Mary Neely; and one brother, Alfonzo Gee.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Campbell Neely of Water Valley; five daughters, Rosamond Chanel Neely of Peoria, Ill., Tameika Neely, Candice Camille Neely, Mandy Thompson, and Salanthia Cooke, all of Water Valley; three sons, Raymond Neely Jr. and Deontarius Neely, both of Water Valley, and Roger Thompson of Oxford; six sisters, Mable Hervey and Stephanie Herron, both of Water Valley, Frances Neely and Dollie Pierce, both of Peoria, Eve Reed of Detroit, and Hazel Wright of Milwaukee; four brothers, Junior Neely and Carl Neely, both of Water Valley, Tyrone Neely of Peoria, and William Bernard Mister of Coffeeville; and three grandchildren.
An online guestbook is at sevenoaksfuneralhome.com.
Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge.
Dr. Ronald Eugene Osborne
Funeral services for Dr. Ronald Eugene Osborne, 76, of Grenada, were at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery in Carroll County.
Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
Dr. Osborne died Jan. 25, 2013, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
He was born on Jan. 10, 1937, and was the son of Randall Clifton Osborne and Thelma Grace Walters Osborne of Texas.
Dr. Osborne graduated from Auburn University in 1961 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and was a practicing veterinarian for many years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grenada. He also volunteered as a tutor with the GLAD program in Grenada.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Randall and Grace Osborne; his wife, Glendyne Osborne; one sister, Dortha Hoing; and one brother, Richard Garner Osborne.
Dr. Osborne is survived by three sons, Clif Osborne (Delight) of Grenada, Richard Osborne (Crystal) of Grenada, Jay Osborne (Jennifer) of Petal, Miss., and John Osborne of Gallatin, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, Daniel Osborne, Kaitlin Osborne Renfro, Traci Osborne Forrest, Meribrooke Osborne, Ryals Osborne, Rivers Grace Osborne, Ashley Osborne, Amber Osborne, Jase Osborne, Josh Osborne, Josey Osborne, Julianna Osborne and Evan Osborne; and two great-grandchildren, Gavin Forrest and Olivia Renfro.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 316 Bolton Hill Road, Duck Hill, MS 38925.
National Funeral Home was in charge.
George William Reinemann
Funeral services for George William Reinemann, 58, of Water Valley, were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Panola County.
Mr. Reinemann died Jan. 23, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
He was born to Patricia Mae and Floyd Frances Reinemann in Madison, Wisc.
Mr. Reinemann became a mechanical engineer and worked for many years at Holley Carburetor/Borg Warner in Water Valley. He later went to work at Winchester/Olin Corporation until his passing. He enjoyed competition shooting, fishing, hunting, motorcycling, and he entertained young and old alike playing Santa Claus on many occasions. He was devoted to his family, always being a great provider. He took a stand for what was right, at work, at church, and at home. He was a member of Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Patricia Mae and Floyd Frances Reinemann.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Reinemann of Batesville; two daughters, Kelley Reinemann-Banks of Alexandria, Va., and Nikki Reinemann of Batesville; five sisters, Lorrie Holubiw, Dorothy Kimmerling, Susan Hackworthy, Judy Reinemann, and Lisa Reinemann, all of Wisconsin; one brother, Richard Reinemann of Michigan; and one grandson.
An online guestbook is at www.sevenoaksfuneralhome.com.
Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge.
Loie Inez Sandefer
Funeral services for Loie Inez Sandefer, 79, of Water Valley, are at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan.31, at Taylor Baptist Church with Bro. Kirby Ladner officiating. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens at Water Valley.
Pallbearers will be Leigh Latham, Clay Ferguson, Jay Cotten, Chris Patton, Brian Patton and Jason Sandefer.
Visitation is Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at National Funeral Home in Grenada.
Mrs. Sandefer died Jan. 28, 2013, at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley.
She was born on June 18, 1933, and was the daughter of the late Wesley Durane Newman and Evans Mable Potts Newman of Yalobusha County.
Mrs. Sandefer was a homemaker and a member of the Taylor Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three husbands, James Fred Cotten Sr., Clayton Edward Latham, and Edgar Sandefer; one son, James Fred Cotten Jr.; one grandchild, Timothy Latham; and two brothers, Ralph Newman and J.W. Newman.
Mrs. Sandefer is survived by two daughters, Joyce Long of Water Valley and Cathy S. Patton (Robert) of Water Valley; four sons, Harold Cotten (Cheri) of Winona, Don Latham of Memphis, Tommy Latham (Connie) of Water Valley and Carl Latham (Kathy) of Grenada; two sisters, Peggy Goode of Germantown, TN and Virginia Simmons of Cordova, TN; 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
National Funeral Home is in charge.
Morris J. Tucker
Graveside services for Morris J. Tucker, 87, of Grenada, were at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, at Evergreen Cemetery in Carrollton.
Visitation was Monday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
Morris died Jan. 25, 2013, at the Grenada Living Center. He was born on Dec. 16, 1925, and was the son of Jim F. Tucker and Sally Flanagan Tucker of Rolling Fork.
Mr. Tucker was employed as an automotive body and fender repairman. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by one son, James H. Tucker.
Mr. Tucker is survived by his wife, Betty Tollison Tucker of Gore Springs; one son, Morris “Ed“ Tucker of Arkansas; one sister, Alma L. Williams of Pearl, Miss.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
National Funeral Home was in charge.
Graveside services for Kay Wilborn, 93, of Grenada, were at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visitation was Saturday from 2 until 3 p.m. at National Funeral Home Chapel.
Kay died Jan. 25, 2013, at Providence Health Care.
She was born on Mar. 18, 1919, and was the daughter of Walter James and Lorilla Hetrick Shaver of New Freedom, Pa.
Kay was retired from Grenada School System as a secretary. Kay was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Lorilla Shaver; and by her husband, Floyd Gayle Wilborn.
Mrs. Wilborn is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Mayhan (Mark) of Grenada; one son, James Gayle Wilborn (Katie Sue) of Grenada; three grandchildren, Christopher Robin Wilborn, Mark Andrew Mayhan and John Stephen Mayhan; and two great-grandchildren, Mia Ann Wilborn and Luke Andrew Mayhan.
National Funeral Home was in charge.
Sharon Lynne Williamson
Funeral services for Sharon Lynne Williamson, 57, of Madison, were at 11 a.m. Saturday, at First Baptist Church in Ridgeland. Burial followed in Natchez Trace Memorial Park.
Mrs. Williamson died Jan. 24, 2013, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ridgeland, where she was active in the choir and other church activities. She was loved by her family and a wealth of friends.
Mrs. Williamson is survived by her husband, Tommy Williamson; her mother, Jeanette Hannaford; a daughter, Whitney Williamson; a son, Wyatt Williamson; a step-son, Brad Williamson; and a brother, David Hamilton.
Natchez Trace Funeral Home in Madison was in charge.