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Felicia Bole

Jul 18, 1978 - Nov 02, 2023

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Greenwood, MS

Felicia L. Bole, 45, passed away at her home in Carroll County, Thursday, November 2, 2023. A Celebration of Life Service will be 7 P. M. Monday, November 6th at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home with Dr. Jim Phillips officiating. Visitation is from 5-7 P. M. prior to the service. Felicia was born to John Lumsden and Doris Faughn Vandiver in Tupelo. She grew up there and Graduated from Tupelo High School. She moved to Greenwood in 2008 and worked as a administrative assistant for 23 years. She loved ...Read More

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Martin Arvell Youngblood

Aug 29, 1933 - Feb 26, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

Martin Arvell Youngblood, 91, of Phillip, Mississippi passed away February 26, 2024, at Riverview Nursing Home in Greenwood. Graveside services are 1:00 P.M. Monday March 4, at McNutt Cemetery in Schlater with Rev. T. Hill officiating. Music will be provided by Brandie Spicer, Martin’s granddaughter. He was born in Tate County to Herman and Bessie Youngblood, attended school and spent his youth and young adult life in different areas of Tate County. He married Doris Perry on a city street in Senatobia on August 26, 1950, and enjoyed 67 years of marriage. Martin and Doris settled in Phillip around 1960. He was involved in several areas of work during his long career including farming, working in cotton gins, working on road and bridge crews, as a commercial fisherman, and as a supervisor at Baldwin Piano Company. Martin had an entrepreneurial spirit and upon retirement, he raised quail, rabbits, chickens, dogs, and cows. He was a gentleman farmer who planted truck patch gardens and had a lawn mower service. He made furniture that continues to stand the test of time. Someone once described Martin as “the hardest working poor man“ he had ever met. Martin spent his last years regularly calling his stockbroker and watching the stock market channel. He looked for reasons to be in a city at mealtimes where he enjoyed hamburger steak, anything chocolate, and ice cream. He had recently purchased a golf cart and looked forward to listening to music as he rode the roads in Philipp. Martin was a member of Riverside Baptist Church in Money where he enjoyed participating in church activities and serving as a deacon. Martin is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Doris, daughter, Karen Chapman, great-grandson, Brayden Kelly, and sisters Lorene Little and Faye Long. He is survived by daughters Barbara Gregg, and Sharon Beckum (Butch); sons, Mike Youngblood (Cathy), James Youngblood, and Paul Youngblood (Sharon). He leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great -great- grandsons. Martin was blessed to have special friends, Jenny Flynn, Pat Bankston, and L. C. McArthur. Their care, attention, and love for Martin did not go unnoticed and was much appreciated by the family. The family wishes to thank the staff of Riverview for their care of Martin. They lavished him with love, compliments, and attention. He truly thrived under their care. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Memorials may be made to Riverside Baptist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice. To to the family or in memory of Martin Arvell Youngblood, please

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W. Dorsey McDaniel, Jr.

Oct 17, 1938 - Feb 23, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

W. Dorsey McDaniel, Jr. 85, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, at his home in Greenwood with his family by his side. Funeral services are 11 A.M. Tuesday, February 27, at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jim Phillips officiating. Interment is in Moorhead Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 29. Dorsey was born in Greenwood, MS to Walbridge Dorsey and Millie Stokes McDaniel on October 17, 1938. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School in 1956 and received his degree in Business from Mississippi State University. Dorsey was a Purchasing Agent for Supreme Electronics for over 40 years. Dorsey served in the Mississippi National Guard and was activated in the integration of James Meredith at Ole Miss. He loved to be involved in the timber business. He enjoyed planting and watching the trees grow into maturity. He was awarded the “Northwest District Tree Farmer” of the year in 1990. He enjoyed teaching Sunday School along side his wife Nancy at the First Baptist Church. They will always be remembered by their students for the popcorn treats the were rewarded for learning the books of the Bible. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 63 years, Nancy. Dorsey is survived by his brother Sidney G. McDaniel of Greenwood; three sons, Vincent McDaniel of Greenwood, Keith McDaniel (Donna) of Hattiesburg, Michael McDaniel (Terri) of Greenwood six grandchildren, Paten McDaniel (Tori) of Canton, Karlie McDaniel (Phong) of Houston, TX, Kase McDaniel ( Dr. Hayley) of Houston, TX, Dr. Patrick McDaniel of Jackson, Brady McDaniel of Jackson, Avery McDaniel of Greenwood and four great-grandchildren, Addy Le, Finn Le, Emily Claire McDaniel and Celia McDaniel. Pallbearers will be Rick Allen, Paten McDaniel, Dr. Patrick McDaniel, Brady McDaniel, Tim Taylor and Freddie Isom. Honorary pallbearers are Kase McDaniel, Walt Swider, David Floyd, Dan Cunningham and members of Lucky 13 Hunting Club Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the charity of donor’s choice. To to the family or in memory of Dorsey McDaniel, please

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James Edward Barrentine

Mar 23, 1930 - Feb 23, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

James Edward Barrentine, 93, of Greenwood, MS, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at Golden Age Nursing Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Odd Fellows Cemetery with visitation 9 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home. Rev. David Bartlett will officiate. He was born March 23, 1930 in Greenwood, MS, and resided there all his life. He retired from Piggly Wiggly as a meat specialist after 25 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a Golden Glove Boxer while in high school, and he also played football at Greenwood High School. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janie Cain Barrentine; sons, Jimmy Barrentine and Bobby Cain Barrentine; and his parents. He is survived by his sons, Paul Barrentine (Beverly) and Mike Barrentine (Betty Jo), both of Greenwood, MS; four grandchildren, Angel Streater (Matthew), Michael Barrentine (Casey), Mitch Barrentine (Nicole), and Brent Barrentine (Sarah); eleven great grandchildren; and two great -great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Brent Barrentine, Michael Barrentine, Jake Streater, Mitch Barrentine, Cole Lake Streater, Dax Barrentine, and Wood Barrentine. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Wilma Frances Downs Cox

Jan 17, 1930 - Feb 20, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

Wilma Frances Downs Cox, age 94, of Greenwood, Mississippi, passed away on February 20, 2024. Born on January 17, 1930 in Carroll Country, she was known all her life as “Dot.” Dot was a life-long resident of Carroll County and Greenwood. She is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, James Wesley “Pete” Cox, by her parents, Henry Downs and Myrtle Gordon Downs Bennet, by two sisters, Pearly Winters Hood and Nell Austin, and by seven brothers, Malcomb, Jimmy, W.H., Bluford, Sonny, Johnnie, and Billy. She is survived by one sister, Sue Lishman Anthony of Senatobia. She is also survived by three sons: Larry (Cheryl) of Rome, Georgia, Barry (Bubba) and his wife, Lou Ann, Brandon, Mississippi, and Danny (Rae), Sumner, Mississippi. Dot was known as “Mimi” to eight grandchildren—Jason (Kelli) Cox, Jeremy (Kimberly) Cox, Laurie (Jeffrey) Estridge, Amanda (Jeff) Hunter, Allison (Will) Dolbeer, Colby (Erica) Cox, Brittney (Sean) Harrison and Cayson (Hannah) Cox– and to 25 great grandchildren. Dot was a member of Valley Hill Baptist Church where she and her family were charter members in 1968. She was a true life-long servant. Whether it was calling elderly shut-ins, cooking for those experiencing health challenges or those bereaving the passing of a loved one, baking caramel cakes for family and friends, sharing her homemade pickles and jelly, or picking up people to carry them to church, she was constantly looking for opportunities to help others. A celebration service of the life of Dot Cox will be held at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home in Greenwood, Mississippi, at 12 Noon on February 24. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 12 Noon. A graveside service will immediately follow the memorial service at Evergreen Cemetery in Carrolton, Mississippi. Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Colby Cox and Cayson Cox, and great grandsons, Collin Koenig, Caleb Hunter, and Ty Estridge. Members of Valley Hill Baptist Church will be honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends consider a contribution to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at this address: Ministry Advancement, International Mission Board, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230 or online at https://www.imb.org/give-now/. To to the family or in memory of Wilma Frances (Downs) Cox, please

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Eddie Ray

Apr 30, 1946 - Feb 17, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

| | Eddie gained his angel wings Saturday evening February 17, 2024 at his residence in Greenwood. He was born April 30, 1946 in Greenwood to Edward W. Ray and Robbie Carver Ray. He grew up and attended Greenwood schools where he graduated Greenwood High School in 1964. He then attended Mississippi Delta Jr. College in Moorhead and then Delta State University where he majored in Business and Accounting. He lived in Grenada where he was the owner of Quality Cleaners and also served as city manager. He later returned home to Greenwood where he was the office manager for the Greenwood Commonwealth until his retirement. When asked how long he worked for the Commonwealth he would say “since the third grade”. He worked there through school and most of college. He served as a member of the Mississippi National Guard and later the Army Reserve. Eddie was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was a gentle and quiet man with a loving heart. He loved his friends, his family and especially his grandchildren. He later married his childhood friend Evelyn Christopher. Together they packed a lot of love and adventure into his last years. If it was Thursday, you would always find them at the Alluvian for happy hour where they enjoyed listening and dancing to the music. He enjoyed meeting up with old and new friends and he would especially enjoy meeting the guests from all over the country that had come to visit the Delta. He was a wonderful ambassador for the City of Greenwood. Eddie was an avid reader and could be found on his patio or in his favorite chair with a book in his hand. One of his favorite past times was caring for and just watching all the cats in the neighborhood. Regardless of the weather, he was always ready to throw a steak on the grill, grab a beer and listen to some Louie Armstrong on the patio which would always end with a few dances with Evelyn. They loved entertaining friends with a good fire in the pit and just enjoying friendships and family. He will be truly missed not just by his family but by all those that knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Debra Ray and sister and brother-in-law, Becky Ray Kunz and Lester Kunz. He is survived by his wife Evelyn Christopher Ray, son, Marty Ray of Grenada; brother, Ron Ray(Helen) of Gustine, TX; four step-children, Amy Ries(Derick) of Rocklin, CA, Richard Ashley of California, Barrett Johnson(Angie) of Berlin, NH and Morgan Rushofsky(Paul) of Boerne, TX; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greenwood. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Grenada. The family will receive friends from noon until service time Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers will be Richard Avant, Brant Godbold, Charles McCoy, Ron McRee, Kent Savage and Steve Webb. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Delta Streets Academy in Greenwood. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Grace Hospice for their care and to Josh Wheeler and Janet Blaylock. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

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Wanda Spencer Tyner Cash

Nov 14, 1943 - Feb 15, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

Wanda Spencer Tyner Cash, 80, of Greenwood, MS died on February 15, 2024. Wanda did it her way, passing away at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Cleveland, MS on November 14, 1943, to Claude A. and Ruby Mae Spencer of Rosedale, MS. Wanda attended Davis Elementary and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1961. She continued her education at Delta State University, earning her Bachelor of Education and two Master’s Degrees. Later, she went on to teach special education for 42 years at Amanda Elzy and East School, moving up to be assistant superintendent. When not working as a teacher, she spent her free time helping her mother at the family restaurant, Pasquales. An avid book reader, Wanda spent her days, after retirement in 2003, reading and spending time with her husband Jimmy (JC) Cash. She enjoyed fishing, and playing with her beloved mini poodle, Babette. In her later years, Wanda enjoyed watching her favorite football teams, The Kansas City Chiefs, and the San Francisco 49ers. Along with football, watching Judge Judy and game/talk shows, Wanda spent much time with her best friend Winnie Walker, and talking with her children. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Claude A. and Ruby Mae Spencer. Wanda is survived by her loving husband, Jimmy Horace Cash (JC), daughter Tammy Schifanelli (Paul), and son Billy Marrell Tyner Jr. of Los Angeles, CA; brother, Wayne Spencer of Natchez, as well as 7 nieces and nephews, including niece Jennifer Cash of Grenada, MS; and nephew Palmer Cash of Nashville, TN; one special honorary grandchild Keirin Alberg of Grenada, MS. Graveside services are 2 P.M. Monday, February 19, 2024 at Odd Fellows Cemetery with Ricky Cash presiding. Visitation is from noon until service time at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home. The Pallbearers will be Neal Mangrum, Justin Nicholson, Logan Lindley, Palmer Cash, Anthony Mosconi. Honorary Pallbearers include, Lee Abraham, Sam Abraham, and Jimmy Poe. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or a charity of donor’s choice. To to the family or in memory of Wanda Cash, please

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Walter Earl Gaines Sr.

Dec 13, 1958 - Jan 13, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

"Walter Gaines Sr., 65, of Lexington, MS passed away on January 13, 2024, at Crystal Rehabilitation and Health Center in Greenwood, MS. Walter Earl Gaines was born to the late John Willie Green and Hattie Mae Gaines, on December 13,1958 in Vaiden, MS. Walter was proceeded in death by his parents, and his siblings: Verendia Logan, Henry Winters, Anderson Gaines, Essau Gaines, Melzina Winters, Claribon Banks, and Clyde Wade. Walter received his education at Durant Attendance Center in Durant, MS. and Holmes Junior Community College in Goodman, MS. Walter worked at MP\u0026amp;L which in now named Entergy Mississippi for 30 plus years until his health failed. Walter leaves behind a host of people that will miss his presence, his loving children: two sons, Kendrick Holmes of Durant, MS., Walter Gaines Jr. of Grenda, MS; one daughter, Zuleika Anderson of Tchula. MS; one sister, Bernice Gaines Winters of Durant, MS; two aunts, Annie Gaines and Fannie (Lloyd) Prince of Lexington, MS; two uncles, John (Sarah) Gaines and Claude Gaines of Lexington, MS; 14 grandchildren; one great grandson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. He also has four special friends: Willie Ross, Clyde Seamster Sr., Pete and Stanley. Walter lived a good life and enjoyed every moment with his loving family and friends. Visitation will be Friday at 12:00 Noon until 5:30 pm at Hairston-Hairston Funeral Home in Lexington, MS. Funeral Service will be Saturday at 12:00 Noon, Hairston-Hairston Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington, MS. Interment will be in Midway Cemetery in Vaiden, MS."

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Mary Ellen Callens

Nov 05, 1937 - Feb 10, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

Services for Mary Ellen Callens will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 1:00 PM at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood, MS, with Jerry D. Callens officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 5:00 PM till 7:00 PM at the funeral home and from noon until service time on Friday. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows East Cemetery. Mrs. Callens was born November 5, 1937 in Magnetic Springs, OH, to the late William L. Fletcher and Virginia McAllister Fletcher. She was raised in Searcy, AR, and lived in Greenwood since 1966. She was a member of West President Church of Christ. She retired from the Leflore County Schools after 35 plus years of service. She was a Christian servant who would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert James Callens. She is survived by her two daughters, Sonna Jean (Bob) Mims of Holcomb, MS, and Robin Dee Callens of Greenwood, MS; two sons, Jerry Duane (Debbie) Callens of Gainesville, FL, and Paul Anthony (Renea) Callens of Tupelo, MS, ten grandchildren, Clif (Kristi) Mims, Clay (Nina) Mims, Chad (Beth) Mims, Christa (Kris) King, Megan (Chris) Eppler, Brittany Poniatowski (Janek), Alaina Poole (Skyler), Lianna Callens, Olivia Callens, and Neal Callens; and seventeen great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Clif Mims, Clay Mims, Chad Mims, Neal Fletcher Callens, Kris King, Janek Poniatowski, Skyler Poole, Zack Mims, Zeb Mims, Tyler King, Bryson King, Hunter Mims, Colt Mims, Jake Mims, Neil Patrick Eppler, Dylan Lankford, and Landon Mims. Memorials may be made to Christian Family Services, 2720 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607 or Leflore County Humane Society, 1810 Cypress Ave, Greenwood, MS 38930 Wilson and Knight Funeral Home is in charge. Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Dora Bernice Wylie King

Apr 23, 1938 - Feb 07, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

Dora Bernice Wylie King went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. Dora Bernice came into this world April 23, 1938, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, TN. Growing up in Blytheville, Arkansas with two exceptionally fine and loving parents Heard Lawrence Wylie and Hiram William Wylie and one older sister Heard Wylie, D.B., as was always her nickname, was a delightful child and turned into a most beautiful teenager, inside and out. Among her many talents were dance, piano, and being a majorette in the Blytheville High School Band, as well as being immensely popular with the boys and girls. As she blossomed in to a beauty at sixteen years-old, the family decided to temporarily move to Greenwood, MS, because of her father’s health. While attending Greenwood High School her junior and senior years, D.B. had a busy schedule being a school beauty and of course, attending the many Red Top dances in and around the MS Delta. It was at one of the dances where she met her future husband the late James William King (Jake). After moving back to Greenwood with her own family, and being left a widow at a young age, D.B. was faced and struggled with the task of raising four children as a single mother, but she did so successfully. Later in her life, she moved to Oxford, MS, where she had relatives and many great friends, including Kay Alford and Darlene Mason. A most generous, kind, sweet, and thoughtful Southern lady, in addition to being a devout Christian, she is now most likely in charge of the “Praise Team” with her Lord. D.B. has left the earthly presence of her four children: Katheryn King Coleman (Ray), Carolyn King Boswell (Walter), James William King, Jr. (Olivia), and Elizabeth King Barth (Mike) with many grandchildren whom she adored (and they adored her) including Michael Bradley Hawkins (Claudette), Martha Boswell Brock (Lucius), Joseph Tuminello Cascio, Jr. (Sarah), Merrel Boswell Patridge (Bailey), Helen Boswell Simpkins (Daniel), Anne Todd Boswell Lockwood, Carolyn Boswell Hawkins (Chris), Walter Ira Boswell, Jr., James William King III "Jake", and Catherine Blaise King. Great grandchildren include Ann Hollis, Mimsie, Lu, George, Frances, Clara James, Callaway, Price, Walt, Monroe, Mills, Polly, Bo, Ira, and Olney. Other family members include cousins Norval Yerger, Frank Mitchener, Connie Lawrence, and Carol Lawrence; nephews Rob Butler, Bill Butler, and a niece, Heard Butler Critchlow. She also leaves her longtime friends Sally Muirhead of Greenwood, Kelley Kyte Oglesby of Little Rock, AR, Emmett Chassaniol, and her best friend, A. Lee Abraham, Jr., both of Greenwood, MS. D.B. was predeceased by her parents, her sister, her husband, and her grandson, William Wylie Coleman. Being very involved with the community, she was president of The Town and Country Garden Club; Women’s AGLOW, Greenwood Chapter; and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; and a member of the Blytheville Junior Auxiliary. Many, many thanks and love to her sitter, Wonderful Wendy. Pallbearers are Michael Bradley Hawkins, Joseph Tuminello Cascio, Jr., Walter Ira Boswell, Jr., James William King III "Jake", Daniel Monroe Simpkins, and Christopher Brent Hawkins. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Abernathy Butler III, William Wylie Butler, James Pierce Cole III, Harold Lyman Shaw, Jr., Walter Bailey Patridge, and James Lucius Brock. The family requests that charitable donations be given to Delta Streets Ministries, Greenwood, MS or French Camp Academy, French Camp, MS. Visitation is at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 804 East Park Avenue in Greenwood, MS 12:00- 2:00 P.M, and the funeral services start at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 9, 2024 with Rev. Richard Owens and the Rev. Josh Reagan officiating. Interment is in Odd Fellows Cemetery, 1635 Carrollton Avenue, Greenwood, MS. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Dorothy Laque Strain Braswell

Sep 07, 1928 - Feb 07, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

Dorothy Laque Strain Braswell was born September 7, 1928 to Ernest and Emmie Strain in Montgomery County, MS, where she spent the early years of her life before moving to the Delta at age 7. In 1945, she married Jimmie Braswell while he was home on leave from the Navy, and they were married 69 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who adored her family. She was a member of Tchula Baptist Church and New Hope Baptist Church in Coila. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son, Johnny, her brothers, Dibrell and Derwood Strain, and two great grandsons, Matthew and Harris Hooks. She is survived by her four sons: Andy (Janie), Tommy (Linda Gail), Jerry, and Mike (Debbie). She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Andrea Braswell Neal, Andy Braswell, Jr., Alicia Braswell Adams, Kevin Braswell, Jason Braswell, Aaron Braswell, Paige Braswell, Beth Braswell Hooks, Marcie Braswell Rozier, and Justin Braswell. She leaves 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday, February 9, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood, with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM. Interment will follow in Bethsaida Cemetery in Montgomery County. The pallbearers will be Andy Braswell, Jr., Blaine Adams, Kevin Braswell, Jason Braswell, Justin Braswell and Craig Rozier. The honorary pallbearer will be Aaron Braswell. The family would like to thank her special caregiver, Maeleen Burt, for all her tender care and love during the past two years. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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