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Mary Ellen Stafford Holloway, 84

Mary Ellen Stafford Holloway, 84, died Saturday, April 21, 2018, at her home in Merigold.
She was born in Greenwood later moving with her family to Cleveland. She was a graduate of Cleveland High School where she was a majorette in the band. She earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and then Educational Specialist Degree from Delta State University. She married Glenn W. Holloway in 1955 and resided in Indianola until 2013 when they moved to Merigold.
A life-long educator, she taught at Indianola High School, Inverness High School and Indianola Academy before becoming the accounting instructor at Mississippi Delta Junior College in 1970. She taught at MDCC until her retirement in 2003. At Mississippi Delta, she served as advisor of Phi Beta Lambda for 25 years, receiving the award for the PBL Outstanding Advisor in 1998. She served as Vice-President then President of the MDCC Faculty Association and as the Business Department Chair for 12 years.
She served as Regent and Treasurer of the David Holmes Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Vice-President and later President of the Indianola Civic League, and as organist of the Dorsett Drive Christian Church, Second Baptist Church, and First Presbyterian Church all in Indianola. She also served as the organist and choir director at the First Christian Church in Greenwood.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Esther Stafford; a sister, Johnnie Ruth “Sis” Stafford Lanier; and Glenn W. Holloway Sr., her husband of 63 years.
She is survived by two sons, Glenn Holloway Jr. (Cymantha) of Cleveland, John Stafford Holloway (Jessica) of Maumelle, AR; five grandchildren, Glenn III (Mary Alice), Leslie Carroll (Dustin), Josh Reed all of Cleveland, John Stafford Holloway Jr., and Greyson Holloway; a great granddaughter, Payton Carroll; one brother, James Wilson Stafford of Memphis, TN; nephews James W Stafford Jr. (Sandra) of Memphis, TN, and Earl Lanier Jr. (Mary Jane) of Richardson, TX; and nieces Lorry Lanier Blackwell (Lee) Forrest, and Karen Stafford Cook (Gary) of Jackson, TN. In addition to these, she leaves behind a host of extended family members and friends.
Mary Ellen has donated her body to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Body Donation Program for anatomical study, research, and the advancement of medical sciences.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 10-11 a.m., at Calvary Baptist Church in Cleveland.
A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Woods and Reverend Larry Braswell will officiate the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made to the Delta State University Foundation Glenn and Mary Ellen Stafford Holloway Endowed Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 3141, Cleveland, MS, 38733, or to the Dorsett Drive Christian Church, P.O. Box 488, Indianola, MS 38751.
Cleveland Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be signed at http://clevelandfuneralhome.net

Joyce Anderson, 55, of Shaw

Joyce Anderson, 55, of Shaw died Monday, April 16, 2018, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. at United Baptist Church in Cleveland with Rev. Larry King officiating.
Burial will follow in Northwest Shaw Memorial Gardens under the direction of W.S. Brandon Mortuary.
Visitation will be Friday, April 20, 2018 at W.S. Brandon Mortuary from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service.
She was preceded in death by her mother Dora B. Anderson, father Eddie Anderson, Sr., and sister Jerrilyn D. Anderson.
Survivors include children Jonnedrian (Javaria) Anderson of Alpharetta, GA; Edreon Walker of Greenville, Jonathan (Jennifer) Robinson of Nashville, Shadoria Anderson of Oxford, and Kaylyn Davis of Atlanta; brother Eddie (Anastasia) Anderson, Jr. of Shaw; dear friend Shirley Moore of Cleveland and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Charles Ray Stone

It is with great sadness that the family of Charles Ray Stone, known as "Sonny" to family and friends, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the age of 70 in the Jaquith Nursing Home, after a long illness.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 23, 2018, from 1-2 p.m. at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. 
Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Tharp Cemetery in Rome.
Charles "Sonny" was born on February 16, 1948, to Charlie Clinton and Mildred Lucille (Tharp) Stone in Minter City. He graduated Ruleville High School and spent his early adult life working on the farm with family. Sonny was an avid hunter.
He was preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Mildred Stone; sister Brenda McCullough; brother Raymond Stone; and three grandchildren.
He is survived by two sons Floyd Wayne Stone of Louisiana and Bobby (Cindy) Stone of Meadville, PA; two daughters Sonya Cates and Tiffany Smith, both of Meadville, PA; three sisters Ruby (Larry) Mullins, of Cleveland, Mary Ann (Danny) Ransom of Charleston, and Becky (Johnny) Sheedy of Cleveland; 7 grandchildren and numerous of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Johnny Sheedy, Larry Mullins, Chris Mullins, Bobby Stone and Dakota Stone.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net

Glenn Wiggins Holloway Sr.

Glenn Wiggins Holloway Sr. died April 17, 2018 at his home in Merigold.
He was born in Indianola on March 10, 1928, the son of Balfour and Annie Ruth Holloway. He was employed by Lewis Grocer Company and Indianola Motor Company. He traveled for Stratton-Warren Hardware, Festus Brothers Hardware, and Southern Hardware Company from which he retired in 2000.
Glenn was a graduate of Indianola High School where he was an outstanding member of the basketball, baseball, and track teams. He joined the National Guard after graduating from high school, served in the United States Army and received an Honorable Discharge in January 1957, as a Sergeant First Class, Dixie Division, Service Battery, 114th Field Artillery Unit.
He is preceded by his death by his parents; three sisters Marjorie Maddox, Jeanine Hanson and Louis Franklin; and four brothers James, Durmont, Cecil, and James Balfour (Chester) Holloway Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Mary Ellen Stafford Holloway; two sons Glenn Jr. (Cymantha), John Stafford (Jessica); five grandchildren Glenn III (Mary Alice), Leslie Carroll (Dustin), Josh Reed, John Stafford Holloway Jr. and Greyson Holloway; a great-granddaughter Payton Carroll; one brother Allen (Buster) Holloway; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Glenn has donated his body to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Body Donation Program for anatomical study, research, and the advancement of medical sciences.
The family will receive friends Friday, April 27, 2018, from 10-11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Cleveland.
A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11 a.m. Reverend Jimmy Woods and Reverend Larry Braswell will officiate the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to the Delta State University Foundation Glenn and Mary Stafford Endowed Scholarship, P.O. Box 3141, Cleveland, MS, 38733; or to the Dorsett Drive Christian Church, P.O. Box 488, Indianola, MS 38751.
Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

Two Clevelanders named to Mississippi Airports Association board

At its recent annual conference the Mississippi Airports Association elected board members for the 2018-19 term, all of who have served on the board at previous times.
They are Clint Johnson, executive director of Cleveland Municipal Airport; Tom Williams, executive director of Meridian Regional Airport; Carol Snapp, executive director of Trent Lott International Airport; Perry Miller, COO of Jackson Municipal Airport Authority; and Nick Ardillo, president of NPA, LLC.

Melanie Rose DeLoach Wilson

Services for Melanie Rose DeLoach Wilson were held Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Greenwood.
Mrs. Wilson, 55, died on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
She was born on March 28, 1963, in Winona and resided in Benoit, then Greenwood for the last 33 years. She was a graduate of Bayou Academy, attended Delta State University, and graduated from North East Louisiana University. She worked for the family farm, DeLoach Farms, for over 30 years. Melanie was an active member of First Baptist Church, where she taught children’s Sunday school and prepared Wednesday night supper for many years. She was a life member of the Junior Auxiliary. Melanie also enjoyed attending Ole Miss sporting events and was an avid tennis player. She also loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Robbie Wilson of Greenwood; parents, Carl and Bonnie DeLoach of Greenwood; sister, Carla DeLoach (Charley) Holtzlander of Greenwood; brother, Bubba (Kim) DeLoach of Greenwood; three nephews, Hardin DeLoach, Barrett Johnson, and Madison DeLoach; two nieces, Taylor DeLoach (Jarod) Kane and Sarah Johnson, and a great niece, Vivi Claire Kane.
Visitation was Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood, and on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 1 p.m. until service time at First Baptist Church. Dr. Joe Pate and Rev. Brady Canright officiated the services. . Interment was in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Carroll County.
Pallbearers were Barrett Johnson, Madison Deloach, Ray Beck, Eddie DeLoach, David Fish, and Dr. Wayne Butts.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Richard Price, Dr. Jeff Harden, and Dr. Charles Nause.
Wilson & Knight is in charge.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. An on line guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com

Melanie Rose DeLoach Wilson

Services for Melanie Rose DeLoach Wilson will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Greenwood, MS.

Mrs. Wilson, age 55, died on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

She was born on March 28, 1963 in Winona, MS, and resided in Benoit, then Greenwood for the last 33 years. She was a graduate of Bayou Academy, attended Delta State, and graduated from North East Louisiana University. She worked for the family farm, DeLoach Farms, for over 30 years. Melanie was an active member of First Baptist Church, where she taught children’s Sunday school and prepared Wednesday night supper for many years. She was a life member of the Junior Auxiliary. Melanie also enjoyed attending Ole Miss sporting events and was an avid tennis player. She also loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends.  

She is survived by her husband, Robbie Wilson of Greenwood, MS; parents, Carl and Bonnie DeLoach of Greenwood, MS; sister, Carla DeLoach (Charley) Holtzlander of Greenwood, MS; brother, Bubba (Kim) DeLoach of Greenwood, MS; three nephews, Hardin DeLoach, Barrett Johnson, and Madison DeLoach; two nieces, Taylor DeLoach (Jarod) Kane and Sarah Johnson, and a great niece, Vivi Claire Kane.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood, and on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 1:00 PM until service time at First Baptist Church. Dr. Joe Pate and Rev. Brady Canright will officiate the services. Pallbearers will be Barrett Johnson, Madison Deloach, Ray Beck, Eddie DeLoach, David Fish, and Dr. Wayne Butts. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Richard Price, Dr. Jeff Harden, and Dr. Charles Nause. Interment will follow in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Carroll County.

Wilson & Knight is in charge. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. An on line guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com

Lena Delores Willett, 88, of Cleveland

Lena Delores Willett, 88, of Cleveland passed away on April 12, 2018, at Nichols Rehab Center in Madison.
Visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Ray Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Ray Funeral Home with Brother Gary Lawson officiating. Interment will be in New Cleveland Cemetery.
Lena was born May 14, 1929, to George and Nellie Allen in Doddsville. On September 26, 1947, she married Paul Thomas Willett in Rosedale and they were married 59 years. She was very excited to get a job at Baxter Healthcare where she worked for 25 years until retirement. She loved working outside, gardening, sewing, quilting, and cooking. Lena enjoyed traveling to Branson, MO, and watching Steve Harvey on Family Feud. In her spare time, she liked playing cards especially Spades and Rook. Lena was a very frugal woman who knew the worth of everything, and she loved her family with all she was.
She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Nellie Allen; husband, Paul Thomas Willett; daughter, Charlotte Willett Matteson; grandson, Ronald Thomas “Ronnie” Willett II; and sister, Lillie Mae Trichell.
Lena is survived by her son, Ronald Thomas Willett (Jo) of Flora; daughter, Judy Willett McAffry of Cleveland; grandchildren, Melissa Hale York of Cleveland, Bert Hale of Prairie Duchien, WI, Cyndi Hale Couey of Cleveland, Rhonda Dee Willett Bills of Cleveland, Wendy Willett Norwood of Cleveland, and Shelli Matteson Childers of Clarksville, TN; 14 great-grandchildren; and was looking forward to her two great-great-grandchildren who were on the way.
Pallbearers will be great-grandsons Noah York, Ethan York, Dalton Bills, Bailey Bills, Dillon Norwood, Hunter Norwod, Steven Couey, and Clint Couey.
Memorials in honor of Mrs. Willett may be made to But God Ministries (400 Frontaine Place, Suite 103, Ridgeland, MS 39157) or to Calvary Baptist Church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, please visit rayfuneralhome.net.

Date for injunction hearing postponed


The members of JFK United will have to wait two more weeks to find out if the injunction they filed against North Bolivar Consolidated School District will be granted.
The issue was to be heard Wednesday in Cleveland and was postponed with the judging citing a family emergency.

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