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Gladys Dacus Allen
   Funeral services for Gladys Dacus Allen, 93, of Tie Plant, are at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, at National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery near Holcomb.
   Visitation is Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
   Gladys died Jan. 29, 2013, at the Grenada Lake Medical Center.
   She was born on Dec. 19, 1919, and was the daughter of Benjamin Dacus and Sarah Hunt Dacus of Attala County.
   Mrs. Allen was a homemaker and a member of Enon Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Senior Citizen’s Club at Enon Baptist Church.
   She is preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Sarah Dacus; six brothers and two sisters..
   Mrs. Allen is survived by two daughters, Brenda “Joy” Long (Charles) of Elliott and Kay Miller of Tie Plant; three sons, Dennis Allen (Brenda) of Big Creek, Jimmy Allen of Elliott and John Wayne Allen (Judy) of Tyrone, Ga.; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.

Chapman Arthur Roane
   Chapman Arthur Roane, 92, of Grenada, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born on April 19, 1920, in Lyon, Miss., to James Middleton and Ruby Price Roane. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Mr. Roane graduated from John Rundle High School in Grenada and  Draughons Business College in Memphis, Tenn.  He later served for three years in the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.
   Mr. Roane is survived by one daughter, Anita Hitt (Everette) of Grenada; two grandchildren, Justin Hitt (Danielle) of Nashville, and Adrienne Hitt Buckles (Doug) of Brandon; and three great-grandchildren, Isabella Hitt and Thomas Holland of Nashville, and Tyler Buckles of Brandon.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Middleton Roane and his wife of 43 years, Juanita Hayward Taylor Roane.
   A private graveside service was held Monday, Jan. 28, with the Rev. Larry Windham officiating. The family request that memorials be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
   Garner Harper 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 are Leigh Latham, Clay Ferguson, Jay Cotten, Chris Patton, Brian Patton and Jason Sandefer.
   Visitation was 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 was in charge.

Agnes Canon Williams Whittemore

   Agnes Canon Williams Whittemore, 93, of Montgomery, Ala., formerly of Grenada, passed away on Jan. 24, 2013.
   Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 to 10 a.m. at National Funeral Home in Grenada. A Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko.
   Mrs. Whittemore is a retired LPN nurse of Grenada Lake Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star No. 254.
   A native of Attala County, Mrs. Whittemore was preceded in death by two husbands, James E. Williams and Millard E. Whittemore; a brother, Roy Canon; her parents, Emmett and Myrtie Canon; a daughter, Linda Williams Monroe; a grandson, Lance Monroe; a sister Odene Canon Evans; a step-son, Ralph Whittemore; a step-daughter, Betty Whittemore Harrison.
   Mrs. Whittemore is survived by two sons, Tommy (Loraine) Williams of Pineville, La., and Jim (Susan) Williams of Montgomery, Ala.; two daughters, Faye Moore of Jackson, Miss., and Dene (Carl) Shedd of Arlington, Va.; three step-sons, Earl (Erma) Whittemore, Jim (Linda) Whittemore and Roy (Beth) Whittemore, all of Grenada; son-in-law, Riley Monroe of Huntsville, Ala.; step-daughter-in-law, Willodene Whittemore of Grenada; step-son-in-law, Gary Harrison of Laurel Hill, Fla.; a nephew, Jim (Jeri) Evans of San Antonio, Texas; a niece, Betty Love (Garnett) Harris of Brandon, Miss., nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, 16 step-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Fred and Betty Johnson of Grenada and Carl Ming of Louisville, Miss.
   National Funeral Home is in charge.


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