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Mickey Woodrow Boswell, 79, of Cleveland

Mickey Woodrow Boswell, 79, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 1-3 p.m. at Morrison Chapel Baptist Church.
A Celebration of Life service will follow at 3 p.m. Rev. John Thomas, Donald Gant and Mike Robbins will officiate the service.
Mickey was born on February 1, 1938, to Claude and Lillian (Flint) Boswell in Linn. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1957. He married Cookie Cook on August 7, 1960. Mickey served in the United States Air Force with an E-4 rating for 3 years and 10 months. He served as a Justice Court Judge from 1976-1980. Mickey was the Marketing Director for Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Company of Columbia, SC. He served in many capacities both in his Church and Civic Organizations. He was a Gideon’s International member, former member of the Cleveland Lions Club, member of the Aircraft and Pilot Association, member of the Cleveland Airport Safety Committee. He was a Sunday School teacher and a Deacon at Morrison Chapel Baptist Church, where he served as Chairman of Deacons. He had also served as the choir director at Morrison Chapel Baptist Church.
Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Lillian Boswell as well as his sister, Barbara Harden.
Mickey is survived by his wife of 57 years Cookie Boswell of Cleveland; daughtes Bethany Boswell of Cleveland and Glenda Boswell of Jackson; son, Brigadier General Gentry (Cindi) Boswell of Bossier City, LA; brother-in-law Roy Cook and sister-in-law, Dr. Betty Cashon; grandchildren Kaitlyn Boswell, Jerod Boswell, Jeremy Sims and Summer McCain; great-grandchildren Kiley, Cole and Connor Sims, Russell McCain and Swayde Lovett. He also leaves several nieces and nephews as well as numerous cousins.
Memorials may be made to Morrison Chapel Baptist Church 196 Morrison Chapel Road Cleveland, MS 38732.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net. 

Dye remembered as business driven and friend

 BC Staff Long-time Cleveland resident and banker Calvin Dye passed away Wednesday in Tupelo. Dye retired as president from Cleveland State Bank after 25 years of service and was currently serving as a member of the board of directors of the bank.  "I've know Calvin for 28 years. I've worked with Calvin for the last 22 years and we had a very, very close friendship and mentoring relationship," said Danny Whalen, who succeeded Dye as president of Cleveland State Bank. "He was a very confident professional. He was very kind and treated all of the employees with respect. He served as a director of Cleveland State Bank Board of Directors for almost 25 years. "I have much gratitude for the mentoring Calvin shared with me," said Whalen. "He was very supportive of community-wide projects whether it was with the Grammy Museum or the Rotary Club. "It's a great loss for our bank but we are proud of the legacy he left within this business and this building," said Whalen. "He was a wonderful person for sure. He was a loving and caring person. He will be greatly missed. It's so many things you can think of. It was so many great things about him," said Melanie Earls, Cleveland State Bank corporate secretary. “I'll miss him, and we all will. When I worked for Calvin, he told me I could not retire before him because he did not want to find another secretary. So I held up my end of the bargain and did not retire before he did. So I retired after him. I live in Panama City, FL, and I am actually driving to Tupelo now where they are going to have the funeral,” said former secretary Sylvia Wilson. “He was my boss. I worked with Calvin for over 20 years. He was one of the finest people that I knew. He was always there and kind to all the employees. He was a great person and family man. “My heart goes out to his family, and he will be truly missed,” she added. "Calvin was a true banker and was really well respected and thought of. He will really be missed by everyone who knew him and Cleveland as a whole. The town of Cleveland will truly miss him," said Cleveland Mayor Billy Nowell, who added he had known Dye for 40 years. "He had a great sense of humor and he always had a smile," added Nowell. "He was a long time member of the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce. He did a lot of work in the community. I worked with him on several different organizations like United Way and the Grammy Museum Mississippi. I thought really high of him,” said Judson Thigpen, executive director of the chamber. “We always enjoyed each other's company and he was always professional. We had a little fun on the side at times, but at the end of the day it was about business, but he did it in a way that was very enjoyable," he added. Donny Whitten, president of the Bolivar County Board of Supervisor, said, "It saddens my family and I unbelievably to hear of his passing. He was a great community leader and a fine gentleman. I thought highly of him and enjoyed his tenure at Cleveland State Bank." "He was a great man and a pillar of the community. I was always encouraged and willing to take some advice from him during my years in office,” said Cleveland Alderman Robert Sanders. “Mr. Dye has been just amazing, and he is going to be well missed by this entire community. I offer my condolences to his family.” Neighbor and fellow motorcycle traveler Cathy Bishop said Dye “was probably the nicest man in the whole world and a good Christian man. "We were next door neighbors for 25 years. During that time we became very close. We raised our children together, we married our children, we lost our parents, and we've had grandchildren together,” she said. She said some of the fondest memories with Dye were spending many enjoyable trips with their motorcycle group, which was made up of three couples from the neighborhood. "We spent many weekends on vacation traveling on motorcycles and seeing the country. We've been to the Grand Cannon, Yellowstone National Park, and Glacier National Park n Montana. The husbands have been even further, going to Daytona Beach and Washington, D.C.," said Cathy Bishop. Husband Gene Bishop said, "He just became a super nice guy and super good friend to me and my family. We started riding motorcycles together and traveled all over the United States. "He is going to be missed by a lot of people. Not only by his family but his friends. They are the ones he hunted and fished with and rode motorcycles with. His church family and all of these associates will remember him as a nice guy who always had a smile on his face," said Gene Bishop. “He was a strong Christian guy as well as a very balanced person. I'm still pretty upset over the whole thing,” said friend Don Lindsey. “He pretty much lived in what he preached. He is very compassionate, very business-oriented person. A guy you can count on. “I've known him for 25 years. He was just a pleasure to be around. He loved friends, family and grandkids. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and rode his motorcycle,” he said. Lindsey’s wife Zofia said, “He was just one of the best people you could know. He was a fine Christian man and very kind. We took several trips together as a group of six couples. And he was just a pleasure to be around and will most definitely be missed.” Cheryl Comans, vice president and chair of economic development foundation for the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce, said, “Calvin was one of the nicest people to me when I move to Cleveland in 2005. He was the first businessman I meet and was very good businessman and a friend. My prayers go out to his family.” A graduate of Delta State University and the Mississippi School of Banking, Dye spent the early years of his career with the Federal Land Bank, acquiring lending and managerial experience in their offices at Greenwood, Greenville, Charleston, and Cleveland.?? He joined CSB in 1989 as senior vice president and became a member of the board of directors in 1993.? On Jan. 10, 1996, Dye was elected president and chief executive officer of Cleveland State Bank/Cleveland State Bancorp, Inc.?? Dye grew up in Vardaman; he is married to the former Charlotte Armstrong, also of Vardaman. ?? A veteran of the United States Army, 1970-1972, Dye served his country in Okinawa. He is a former board member of the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce, a former member of the Cleveland Rotary Club, where he received recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow, a past treasurer of Delta Council, a deacon of First Baptist Church of Cleveland, and treasurer of the Cleveland Music Foundation/Grammy Museum Mississippi. ?? Visitation will be 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Tupelo followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. 

Cleveland Police chase suspected bank robber

Cleveland Police led the way in a high-speed chase Wednesday when an officer spotted a vehicle supposedly used in an armed robbery in Greenville. 

According to a press release from Assistant Chief Michael Merchant of the Greenville Police Department, officers were dispatched at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday to Southern Bancorp, located at 1868 Highway 1 South.

Robert Calvin Dye, 69, of Saltillo, formerly of Cleveland

Robert Calvin Dye, 69, of Saltillo, formerly of Cleveland, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center.

He was born May 20, 1948, to Robert Green Dye and Martha Elizabeth Clark Dye. He graduated from Vardaman High School and earned his bachelor’s degree at Delta State University and graduated from the Mississippi School of Banking.

On December 16, 1979, he married Charlotte Armstrong in Vardaman. From 1996 until his retirement in 2014, Dye was the President and CEO of the Cleveland State Bank and continued after his retirement to serve as a board member. Before joining Cleveland State Bank, he was associated with the Federal Land Bank in Greenwood, Greenville, Charleston and Cleveland. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the Mississippi Bankers Association from 2008 to 2016.

He was a long time member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Cleveland and a current member of First Baptist Church in Tupelo. He served on the Stewardship Committee and Counting Team of First Baptist Church in Tupelo. He was a former Mason, member of the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce and member of the Rotary Club of Cleveland. He also served as the treasurer of the Grammy Museum Mississippi in Cleveland and served in the United States Army.

Dye was an avid hunter, fisherman and motorcycle enthusiast and rider. Above all else he loved his church, his family and grandchildren. He was a kind and gentle man along with being a wonderful friend to many.

Survivors include his wife Charlotte Dye of Saltillo; daughters Emily Dye Elliott and husband John Mark of Tupelo, Claire Dye of Cleveland and Dr. Valerie Norton and husband Allen of Corinth; five grandchildren, John Coley Elliott, Scottie Elliott, Avery Boyles, Selah Boyles and Jane Norton; and sister-in-law Rita Carter and her husband Phil of Raymond.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, at First Baptist Church, Tupelo.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, at First Baptist Church, Tupelo with Rev. Matt Powell and Rev. Brad Beckwith officiating. Burial will follow at Vardaman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Douglas, Gene Bishop, Eddie Daves, Don Lindsey, Don Knight, Christy Finke, Mark Box, Tyrone Newsome and Jeffrey Newsome. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Lott, Randy Howarth, Bill Griffith, Brian Bishop, Danny Whalen, George Steen, Homer Sledge Jr., Norman Clark, Robert Lee Clark, Danny Clark and Bob Dye and Buddy Ware.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson, MS 39206.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Clementan Hudson, 69, of Mound Bayou

Clementan Hudson, 69, of Mound Bayou passed away January 3, 2018, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.

Services will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018, at noon at First Baptist Church Mound Bayou. Earl V. Hall Sr. will preside over the services.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at the church under the direction of Delta Burial Funeral Home, Mound Bayou.

She was a retired educator of the North Bolivar Consolidated School District, formerly Mound Bayou Public School District and North Bolivar School District; and Sunflower Consolidated School District, formerly Drew Public School District.

She is survived by daughter Gerri Anderson of Horn Lake; and her granddaughters Gerricka Petty of Lorman, NaTassjha Anderson and Bre’Oria Cosby of Horn Lake; her grandmother Bessie Mae Hudson of Gould, AR; her sisters Helen Jean Geater of Chicago, IL, Gwendolyn Hudson Powell of Richmond, CA, and Brenda Cook-Hall of Cleveland; her brothers, Thurston Alsup of Liberal, KS, Charles Alsup of Gould, AR, Earl Hudson of Dayton, OH, Edward Hudson of Dos Palos, CA, David Hudson of Oakland, CA, Ray Anthony Hudson of Oakley, CA, Jessie Hudson, Jr. of Richmond, CA, and Brady Cook, Mound Bayou; her brother and sister-in-laws Reverend Earl V. Hall Sr., Mound Bayou, Tracy L. Brown-Alsup, Pace, and Faye Alsup of Liberal; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, classmates, former co-workers and students.  

Wilma “Faye” Stevenson of Thackerville, OK

Funeral service for Wilma “Faye” Stevenson of Thackerville, OK, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, in the Thackerville Church with Pastor Mike Sampson officiating.

Interment will follow in Lawson Cemetery, Shaw, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. with Bishop Joe Nathan Henry officiating.

The daughter of Johnny Hampton and Yvonne Hall, Faye was born June 8, 1957, in Fort Pierce, FL. She passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018, in North Texas Medical Center, Gainesville, at the age of 60.

A 1976 graduate of Shaw High School, Shaw, Faye retired as a revenue officer with the Department of Treasury after 25 years of employment. She had been a resident of Oklahoma for the past four years, previously residing in Dallas, TX. She and Clarence Stevenson were married on January 30, 1996, in Dallas. In addition, she was a writer who had penned her autobiography. Faye, proud to be cancer free since 1999, was also a volunteer for Relay for Life. Faye came to faith at an early age and began mission work winning souls for Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Clarence Stevenson of the home; three sons, Demmerick K. Hampton, Gregory E. Stevenson of Dallas, and Devyn C. Stevenson of Cedar Hill, TX; three daughters Annette D. Hampton of Shaw, Antecia T. Parker and Nedra T. Butler of Cedar Hill; three brothers, Samuel Hall of Savannah, GA, Curtis Singleton and Cedric Singleton of Shaw; three sisters, Georgette Jackson of Shaw, Jinaki Wilson of College Park, GA, and Senova Curry of Cedar Hill; 15 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Local arrangements are under the direction of W.S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland, MS.

Keyston Quintrell Dawkins, 9, of Rosedale

Keyston Quintrell Dawkins, 9, of Rosedale, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Changing Your World Ministries in Rosedale with Pastor Elnora Littleton officiating.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. followed by family hour from 4-6 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2018, at Changing Your World Ministries in Rosedale. Burial will follow in Charity of Peace Cemetery in Melvina under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home of Greenville.

Sa’Myra Contessa Smith, 2

Sa’Myra Contessa Smith, 2, of Rosedale died Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Changing Your World Ministries in Rosedale with Pastor Elnora Littleton officiating.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. followed by family hour from 4-6 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2018, at Changing Your World Ministries in Rosedale. Burial will follow in Charity of Peace Cemetery in Melvina under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home of Greenville.

Troy Chester Warhurst Sr., 72, of Rosedale

Mr. Troy Chester Warhurst Sr., 72, of Rosedale passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Merit Health in Flowood.

Troy was born on January 7, 1946, to Virgel Warhurst and Adell Lawson Warhurst in Forrest City, AR.

On November 11, 2004, he married his beloved wife, Anita Gilbert in Cleveland. Troy enjoyed going out to eat, going on walks, reading a good book in his front porch swing, and watching Western films. Troy loved football especially his favorite team, the New Orleans Saints. Most importantly, his favorite pastime was being with his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents Virgel Warhurst and Adell Lawson Warhurst; and siblings Johnny Ray Warhurst, Ruthie Mae Chicaci, Alfred Warhurst, Patricia Warhurst and Roy Warhurst.

Troy is survived by his wife Anita Warhurst of Rosedale; son Troy Warhurst Jr. (Jeanna) of Lenoir, NC; daughters Cyndi Cannon (Dwayne) of Baton, NC, and Dodie Clark (Joe) of Hickory, NC; stepson, Jimmy “Champ” Gilbert (Cassie Prado) of Cleveland; grandchildren Christopher Warhurst, Matthew Warhurst, Chancie Cannon, Alexis Cannon, Joey Clark, Cloey Gilbert, Carson Gilbert and Cambrie Gilbert; sister Opal Rudd (Jerry) of Wonder Lake, IL; and a host of nieces and nephews.

To view and sign the online guestbook, please visit www.rayfuneralhome.net.

Alice H. Carmicle, 91, of Mound Bayou

Alice H. Carmicle, 91, of Mound Bayou died January 6, 2018, at her home.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Pleasant Green Church in Mound Bayou with Rev. Earl Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Survivors include sons Nelson Washington, Willie Washington and John Carmicle, all of Chicago, and James Carmicle of Mound Bayou; daughter Shirley Carmicle Cain of Mound Bayou; sister Katie Carter of Los Angeles; 18 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.

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