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Monday, May 01, 2017
Buy PhotoMs. Nancy Brand(Photo: Oralandar Brand-Williams / The Detroit News)Buy PhotoNancy Brand was given a tough choice as a civil-rights activist fighting in the Mississippi Delta for the right to vote in the early 1960s: Vote or feed your children.During the struggle by Mrs. Brand and other poor blacks fighting for the right to vote, some Mississippi government officials withheld free aid from them because of their involvement in the movement.After a firebombing at the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee office in Greenwood, Mississippi, where Mrs. Brand worked as the secretary of the organization, she fled north with eight of her nine children on a Greyhound bus in March 1963 with the help of Mississippi civil rights leaders like Medgar Evers, U.S. Marshals and the U.S. Justice Department amid threats on her life by segregationists for taking part in organizing for voting rights.Her story was among those featured in a Jet Magazine article that year.Mrs. Brand, a Detroit resident and the mother of Detroit News staff writer Oralandar Brand-Williams, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, following a bout with pneumonia. She was 93.“She wante...Monday, May 01, 2017
Ruth Ellen, William, and Wesley Watson, Chase Blanton, and Ted and Lillian Dickey. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Michelle Dickey.A graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta Honors Society. After graduating from The University of Mississippi Medical School in 1962, Dr. Blanton practiced medicine for 55 years. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the Academy of Otolaryngology, Paul Harris Fellow and the President of the Central Medical Association in Jackson, Mississippi. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Tennessee Medical Association, the Mississippi State Medical Association, and the Southern Medical Association. He loved his patients and cared for them with a healer’s heart.Ted served in the Navy from 1961-1974 where he earned the rank of Commander. He received many commendations for his exemplary service. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Navy never left him as his family and friends can attest.He was an artist and musician. He played the banjo, drums, guitar, and piano. He was a member of the band The Docs of Dixieland, which cut records and played at events such as The Satellite Ball in Washington D.C. (He was known to dance the night away with his wife at Presidential Inaugural Balls.) Since moving to Shelbyville, he has enjoyed nearly weekly meetings with the R.O.M.E.O. Club (retired old men eating out), reading books suggested by friends and family, and recounting the stories of his childhood and bragging about his grandchildren to anyone with two good ears.Throughout his life, he was an active mem...Monday, May 01, 2017
M. (the late Donald “Donnie”) Swope of Bedford, Pennsylvania, John E. (Patricia) Ruby of Austintown, Ohio, David D. (Elaine) Ruby of Canfild, Ohio, Geraldine “Gerrie” (James) Thomas, of Meridian, Mississippi, Edith A. (the late Kenneth, Sr.) Slusher of Lake Milton, Ohio, Dwayne I. “Buddy” (Connie) Ruby of Kingston, Ohio and Nevada “Liz” (the Robert K. Sr.) Chalfant of Youngstown, Ohio; siblings, Ethel Ford, Hannah McKnight, Margaret Cornelius, Elise Gates, Sally Hess and Joe Bollman; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.Besides her parents Nevada was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William D Ruby; siblings, Ruth Tedrow, Paul Bollman, Dolly DuVall, Maryann Weaver, David Bollman; two grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.While Nevada had a hard life her family said that she was the most kind and loving mother anyone could ever have, that she made sure all of her grandchildren had a blanket made by her own hand, that her door was always open and no matter how little she had nobody was ever turned away because she would make a place for them so they felt welcome. Nevada was proud of her long time membership at Grace Church of the Nazarene and her love of the Holy Bible.Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of her Memorial Service at 12:30 p.m. in the Grace Church of the Nazarene Church, 5253 W Webb Rd, Youngstown, Ohio 44515. Burial to immediately follow in the Brunstetter Cemetery.Arrangem...Tuesday, April 18, 2017
CLOSE Enjoy a walk-through, walk-back in time to the historic Mississippi Delta town of Nitta Yuma with members of a family that is working to preserve its legacy. Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-LedgerThe small Delta community of Nitta Yuma once boasted a population of nearly 600. That population is now around 20, including three members of the Phelps family, whose roots run 200 years deep here.(Photo: Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger)NITTA YUMA — More than 6,000 eyes and not a blink or a wink.It is one of the largest doll collections in the state. More than 3,000 fill the sizable building that served as a general store in the 19th century.That is just one of the oddities of Nitta Yuma, a Delta community near the banks of Deer Creek in Sharkey County, 40 miles north of Rolling Fork and 35 miles south of Leland.Its story is like many others throughout Mississippi. Once a booming cotton community with a population approaching 600, Nitta Yuma is now home to about 20 souls who wouldn’t consider living elsewhere.But itty bitty Nitta Yuma also is unique...Saturday, April 08, 2017
Laura Belle Fox Joyner of Charleston, MS. She married July 5, 1959 in West Helena, AR to Hayward Taylor Spinks. She attended Quachita Baptist College and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Mississippi State College for Women (MUW) in 1972. she worked as a Physician’s Assistant and as a social worker for many years prior to her retirement. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Columbus, MS where she served as a Sunday school teacher, an active member of the WOM and worked in the “Love in Deed” ministry. Later in life she became a member of Mt Zion Baptist Church in New Hope, MS where she was a member of the Joy Sunday School class and Top Agers and the Woodmont Baptist Church of Florence, AL. She was a 50 year plus member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority in the Gamma Master Chapter. She also worked for many years with the Lowndes County Home Extension Agency Homemakers Clubs. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Heyward Taylor Spinks. She is survived by one son, James (Jim) Heyward Spinks (Renee); one grandson, Taylor Browning Spinks both of Florence, AL; one niece, Melinda Beith (Andy) of Maumelle, AR and one nephew, Ray Spinks of Salem, OR; and many extended family members. Pallbearers will be Josh Sansing, Brad Minton, Bubba James, Andrew Junkin, Richard Junkin, Roger Minton, David Sansing, and John Mansell. In lieu of flowers send memorials to Shoals Christian School or The Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America. You are invited to leave condolences at www.elkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Claire Sexton, Grace Sexton, Trey Thompson, Madison Thompson and Emily Thompson; nephew, Chris Mehrle (wife Carol) of Caruthersville, Mo; and niece, Susan Ryan (husband John) of Madison, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty Mehrle; and an infant brother, William Thompson.Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017.Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at St. Martin Catholic Church with the Reverend Chris Cordes officiating. Graveside services will follow at St. Martin Catholic Church Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Boys Scouts of America, Great River Council. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.Monday, June 19, 2017
Barry G. Callender and wife Janice of Dubberly, Kevin F. Callender and wife Terri of Baltimore, Maryland, and Charles A. Callender of Minden, daughters, Patricia Edmonds of Liberty, Mississippi, and Sue C. Smith of Dubberly, grandchildren, Daisy Corley, Casey Callender, Justin Callender, Chad Callender, Amber Kilgore, Randi Callender, Jessie Stovall, Dustin Callender, and Kyle Callender, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.RelatedComments comments...Monday, June 19, 2017
Lane. He attended schools there and Technical School in Waco, TX. He was currently employed by Galveston ISD and previously worked for Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX and Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi.He is survived by his wife Gregoria Rios Lane; sister, Linda Watson; son, Jonathan Lane (Cori) of Brundidge, AL; stepchildren Antonio (Sonia) Salgado, Balbina Courville (Wayne Carroll), Maria D Yeh, Facuna Nava, Mena Norman, Reynaldo Nava, Juan (Endina) Barrera, Maria Barrera (Luis Cervantes), Isidra Molina; beloved step grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also mourned by numerous family and friends.Memorials may be sent to Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, TX 77591 or Saturday to the Crestview Memorial Park Cemetery.Read or Share this story: http://wtrne.ws/2sYHM4H...Saturday, June 10, 2017
US Air Force in November of 1952, for four years. His basic training was taken at Parks Air Force Base in California. Upon completion of basic training, he was sent to Keesler Air Force Base, in Mississippi, for training in the radio field. He then went to Bartlesville Air Force Station in Bartlesville, OK, as part of the 796th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron in August 1953. Airman Beal then went to Minneapolis, MI, for six months where they gathered the 81st Squadron sending them to Fairbanks, AL, Ladd Air Force Base, for two and a half years finally discharging in 1956. The stories and adventures during these four years were told often as Herb and Celia loved their time together while he was in the military.His next step was enrolling in college in Lakeland, FL, using his GI money. Herb graduated in 1960, from Ft. Hayes State College Hayes, KS, despite getting a "D" in golf! He earned his BS in Business and he worked as an Assistant Manager/Manager for F.W. Woolworth from 1961 to 1971. This career took him and Celia and daughter Karen, who was born in July of 1961, in El Dorado, KS, to three states, Kansas, Illinois, and Oklahoma.In 1971, Herb moved his family to Roseburg, OR. He started his third career with Roseburg Lumber and retired in 1993, from Roseburg Forest Products. Retirement gave Herb and Celia the opportunity to travel. Their greatest joy was spending January through March or later, in their desert 2nd home of Palm Springs, CA, for over 20 years. While there, the desert provided many long lasting lovely friendships and memories. Family and friends visited them in Palm Springs where Herb was the self-appointed "Pool Man." His grandchildren loved their visits to PS, and Herb was even told once he looked like Bob Hope, and he loved that! Herb and Celia's lives were very full and he loved his fami...