Vardaman History Project

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▪ Leroy Victor Inman
▪ Jasper Owen Inman
▪ Alma Rish Inman
▪ Eliand Norman Inmon
▪ Lucile Inmon Morgan
▪ Lillie Pearl Dendy Inmon
▪ Jack Rish Inmon
▪ Robbie Mae Funderburke Inmon
▪ Children of R.L. & Zilla Alma Inmon
▪ Virginia Hollingsworth Morgan
▪ Howard Wilson Morgan
▪ Hiram Wilton Griffin
▪ Peggy Inmon Griffin
▪ Lois Wynette Bailey Inmon
▪ William Boyd Parker
▪ Samuel Lee Parker
▪ Oleta Ara Parker
▪ Lula Blount Parker
▪ Jesse Lee Alexander
▪ Reggie Wimberly Alexander
▪ Lula Parker Rhodes
▪ Clarence Eugene Hicks
▪ William Basco Winter
▪ Martha Mary Gordon Hodge
▪ John S. W. Hodge






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Leroy Victor Inman

Mr. Leroy Victor Inman, 80, died Monday, Jan.5, 1981, at his home in Vardaman.

He was a retired mechanic for Firestone in Memphis, Tenn., and a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Born Jan. 2, 1901 in Vardaman, he was the son of Andrew Jackson Inman and Mrs. Ellie Rish Inman.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Clytee Moore Inman of Vardaman, two daughters, Mrs. Helen McClain and Mrs. Lerline Young, both of Vardaman; four step-daughters: Mrs. Margaret Anderson of Brooklyn, Mrs. Mary Nell Hannaford of Lumberton, Mrs. Jeanie Scott of Bosier City, La., and Mrs. Sue Tedder of Vardaman; two step-sons: David Lee Hardin of Mt. Olive and Bob Hardin of Ripley; two sisters: Mrs. Jewell Summerall and Mrs. Fairy Roberts, both of Vardaman; two brothers , Vardaman Inman and Jack Inman, both of Vardaman; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 20 step-grandchildren; and 18 step-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Midway Baptist church. Rev. Fred Hartley officiated, assisted by Rev. Don Donohue. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers wsere Maurice Inman, Jimmy Inman, Jackie Inman, James Inman, Bill Wingo and Scott Freely.

Antony-Parker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.




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Jasper Owen Inman

Mr. Jasper Owen Inman, 48, succumbed Dec. 29, 1967, at the Houston Hospital, where he had been under treatment for 12 days. Mr Inman had been in poor health for some time.

He was a rural mail carrier for Rt. 2, Vardaman, having served the people there for many years. He was a veteran of World War II and former State Commander of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a Baptist.

He resided in the Midway community, where he had lived his entire life, except for the years he served in the Armed Forces. He was the son of Jasper Grady Inman and Lula Hightower Inman. His father died only a few days before him.

Mr. Inman was a genial, accommodating likeable man. He was active in the civic and military affairs of Calhoun County and was worth much to his county and his friends, to whom he was always loyal and honest.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Allene Woodruff Inman of Vardaman; two sons, James Jasper Inman and Edward Allen Inman, both of Vardaman.

Services were held Dec. 30 at Midway Baptist Church. Rev. Carl Morris officiated, assisted by Rev. James Bryant. Burial was in Midway Cemetery, under the direction of Antony Funeral Home of Bruce. Pallbearers were Frank Powell, J. C. Holloway, Jr., Walter Glenn, Clyde Bailey, Clifton Bailey, and Billy Baldwyn.

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Alma Rish Inman

Mrs. R. L. Inman
Dies February 16th


Popular Midway Wife and
Mother Succumbs at Age
73 -- Burial on Tuesday


Mrs. Alma Rish Inman, wife of Mr. Robert Lee Inman, of the Midway community, died at the family home at the age of 73 on Monday, Feb. 16, 1953, following an illness of several years' durtion.

Mrs. Inman had lived in the Midway community all her life. She was a descendant of a pioneer family and was a woman of character and force. The mother of fourteen children, most of whom live in the county, and the wife of a successful farmer, she had a busy life. However, she was not so busy with her own affairs that she did not take an interest in the community and in the affairs of her friends. She was a member of the Midway Baptist Church, which she served faithfully and loyally, and was active in helping to bring about the progress that gave the county better roads and schools and more churches

Mrs. Inman was also a good neighbor, a sympathetic and loyal friend, and was ever ready to help those in need.

Funeral services were held from the Midway Baptist Church on Feb. 17, at 11:00 A.M., conducted by Rev. R.B. Hicks and Rev. J.F. Hartley, followed by interment in the church cemetery. Cook Funeral Home of Vardaman had charge of funeral arrangements and pallbearers were grandsons of Mrs. Inman.

Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Norman Inman, Robert Lee Inman, Jr., Barksdale Inman, and Andrew Inman, all of Vardaman; by eleven daughters, Mrs. R.R. Gilder, Mrs. W.M. Caples, Mrs. G.W. Morgan, and Mrs. J.E. Morgan, all of Vardaman; Mrs. Joseph Barras of jackson, Mrs. J.P. Davis, of Mantee, Mrs. Leonel Vance of Calhoun City, Mrs. Leon Land of San Bernardino, Calif., Mrs. H.M. Lancaster of Lubbock Texas, Mrs. Spurgeon Lewis of Woodland, and Mrs. Cecil Howard of Derma; by fifty-eight grandchildren and thirty-eight great-grandchildren.




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Eliand Norman Inmon

Mr. Eliand Norman Inmon, 80, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1980, at his home on Rt. 2, Vardaman, following a long illness.

He was formerly owner of Inmon's Grocery in Vardaman, where he was active in community affairs and held the love and respect of all who knew him.

He had been a member of the Midway Baptist Church most of his life and served as a deacon for many years.

Born May 3, 1900 in Calhoun county, he was the son of Robert Lee Inmon and Alma Rish Inmon.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Violet Morgan Inmon of Vadaman;four daughters, Mrs. Peggy Griffin, Mrs. Lucille Bailey, both of Vardaman, Miss Betty Sue Inmon of New Orleans, La., and Mrs. Norma Faulkner of Mantee; a son Bobby Inmon of Vardaman; six sisters, Mrs. Wilkie Guilder, Mrs. Mary Lewis, both of Vardaman, Mrs. Martha Davis of Mantee, Mrs. Rose Howard of Derma, Mrs. Christine Vance of Calhoun City, Mrs. Louise Leister of Yazoo City; three brothers, Robert Inmon, Barksdale Inmon and Andrew Inmon, all of Vardaman; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services wsere held Sunday afternoon at Midway Baptist Church. Rev. Donald Donahue officiated, assisted by Rev. Fred Hartley and Rev. Lowell Johnson. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers wee Norman Griffin, Norman Wilton Griffin, Jr., Tim Griffin, Phillip Herrod, Paul Moore, Jr., and Barry Springer.

Antony-Parker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.




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Lucile Inmon Morgan

Mrs. Lucile Inmon Morgan died Thursday August 8, 1968, at the Vardaman Hospital. She was 66.

The wife of Mr. Grady W. Morgan, of Vardaman, she had lived her entire life in Vardaman, where she was born. She was a Baptist. Her parents were Robert Lee and Alma Rish Inmon.

Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Bert Dewitt and Mrs. Jimmy Rhodes, both of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Dewitt Spencer of Vardaman; four sons, James Morgan of Vardaman, Robert Lee Morgan and G.W. Morgan, Jr., both of Memphis and Billy Morgan of New Albany; 7 sisters, Mrs. Wilkes Gilder, Mrs Winnie Caples and Mrs. Mary Lewis, all of Vardaman, Mrs. Christine Vance of Calhoun City, Mrs. Rose Howard of Derma, Mrs. Martha Davis of Mantee, and Mrs. Louise Leister of Benton; four brothers, Norman Inmon, Barksdale Inmon, Robert Inmon, and Andrew Inmon, all of Vardaman; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held at Vardaman Baptist Church Saturday afternoon. Rev. Carl Morris officiated, assisted by Rev. Curtis James. Interment was in Midway cemetery, under the direction of Antony Funeral Home. The pallbearers were Albert Dewitt, Tommy Dewitt, Mike Morgan, Richard Jones, Mike Moore, Terry Rhodes, Windall Lancaster and James Tedder.




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Lillie Pearl Dendy Inmon

Lillie Pearl Dendy Inmon, 79, 0f Vardaman, died Sunday, January 18, 1987, at her home. A housewife and member of Midway Baptist Church, she was born December 16, 1907, the daughter of John Thomas Dendy and Jenny Pearl Wooten Dendy.

Services were Tuesday at Midway Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dunn Mobley officiating. Burial was in Midway Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jeff Smith, Miles Smith, Bobby Inmon, Lon Johnson, Ronnie Cummins and Kevin Inmon.

Survivors include her husand, Jack Inmon, Vardaman; one daughter, Mrs. Grace Smith, Memphis, Tn.; five sons, Jimmy Inmon, Vardaman; Rev Jack Inmon, Eupora; Andrew Inmon, Oxford; Thomas Inmon, Missouri; Bob Inmon, Nashville, Tn.; two sisters, Grace Neal, Lebanon, Ore.; Alma Hamilton, Calhoun City; two brothers, Jacob Dendy, Vardaman, and Alvie Dendy, Big Creek; fifteen grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.




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Jack Rish Inmon

Mr. Jack Rish Inmon, 78, died Friday, March 6, 1987 at his home on Rt. 2, Vardaman.

He was a retired farmer and a member of Midway Baptist Church., He served in the U.S.Navy from 1927 to 1931. He was married to the late Mrs. Lillie Pearl Inmon, who died Jan.18, 1987.

Born in Calhoun County May 28, 1908, he was the son of Andrew Jackson Inmon and Eleanor Rish Inmon.

He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Grace Smith of Memphis, Tenn.; five sons, Jimmy Inmon of Vardaman, Rev. Jack Inmon of Eupora, Andrew Inmon of Oxford, Thomas Inmon of Florrisant, Mo. and Bob Inmon of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs Jewel Summerall of Vadaman; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Midway Baptist Church. Rev. Dan Mobley officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Smith, Bobby Inmon, Danny Inmon, Lon Johnson, Rhonnie Cummins, and Steve Cummins. Parker Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.




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Robbie Mae Funderburke Inmon

Mrs. Robbie Mae Inman, 60, died Saturday, July 12, 1986, at Houston Community Hospital, where she had been rushed to the emergency room.

She was a homemaker and resided in Vardaman. She was a member of the Vardaman Baptist Church.

Born May 23, 1926 in Calhoun County, she was the daughter of Robert L. Funderburke and Lilla Mae Sutherland Funderburke.

Shye leaves her husbasnd, James V. Inman, Jr., of Vardaman; one daughter, Mrs. Melinda Bryant of Vardaman; one son Jimmy Lee Inman of North Little Rock, Ark,; one sister, Mrs. Frances Freely of Grenada; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at Antony-Parker Funeral Home Chapel in Vardaman. Rev. Dale Easley officiated. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery at Vardaman. Pallbearers were Shane Inman, Ben Inman, James Victor Bryant, Mike Bryant, Charlie Davis and Derrick Lee Taylor.




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Children of Robert Lee and Zilla Alma Inmon
(Monument in the Midway Baptist Church Cemetery)

Inmon Children





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Virginia Hollingsworth Morgan

VARDAMAN -- Virginia Hollingsworth Morgan, 82, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, at her residence in Vardaman. She was born Feb. 27,1921, to Thomas and Clara Spratlin Hollingsworth. She was a member of the Vardaman First Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Services were held Monday, September 1, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Midway Baptist Church in Vardaman with the Rev. Dale Easley and the Rev. Windell Lancaster officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman had charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Lancaster an her husband, Windell, of Vardaman; one son, Tommy Richard Morgan of Vardaman; three sisters, Grace Young of Houston, Myrl Armstrong of Vardaman and Lou Swaim of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Bob Hollingsworth of Vardaman and Jim Hollingsworth of Hernando; six grandchildren, John Richard Morgan, Jill Tedder Ethridge, Ginger Tedder, Erica Tedder Diaz, Jamie Tedder Graham and Larisa Morgan Waller; six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Treetop" Morgan; one daughter, Sheila Morgan Tedder; and two brothers, Milton and Ralph Hollingsworth.

Pallbearers were Greg Hollingsworth, Jimmy Carl Hollingsworth, Phil Carter, Bill Morgan, Dewitt Spencer, Terry Rhodes and David Dewitt.

Honorary pallbearers were John Lancaster, Mark Ethridge, Hector Diaz, Chris Graham, Jon Waller, Randy Brooks, Calvin Dye and Dwight Hollingsworth.




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Howard Wilson Morgan

VARDAMAN -- Howard Wilson Morgan, 71, died Dec. 24, 2010, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston.

He was born Nov. 11, 1939, in Calhoun County. He was Calhoun County District Five Supervisor for over 27 years. He was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, a member of the Community Board of Directors with Bancorp South Vardaman Branch, a member of the Mississippi State Supervisors Assn. and a member of the Three Rivers Planning and Development. He was an avid deer hunter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Vardaman High School Gymnasium with the Rev. Dale Easley officiating and the Rev. Jeff Harmon and the Rev. Jimmy Vance assisting. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery in Vardaman. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Barton Morgan of Vardaman; two daughters, Melissa Edmondson (Joe) of Vardaman and Millette Nabors (Lee) of Houston; one son, Tony Morgan of Vardaman; four sisters, Evelyn Moore of Houston, Naomi Kelley of Derma, Rebecca Baker of Ripley and Cecile Barnett of Tupelo; one brother, Raymond H. Morgan of Vardaman; 10 grandchildren, Brandi Parker (Shawn), Trent Edmondson, Cody Edmondson (Lindsey), Deidra Thrasher (Steven), T.J. Morgan, Brennan Pugh, Grady Nabors, Harley Nabors, Greer Nabors and Tucker Nabors; four great-grandchildren, Ethan Parker, Grant Parker, Lizzie Edmondson and Hardin Thrasher; and a special sister-in-law, LaQuita Stewart of Calhoun City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Howard and Wilma Althea Lantrip Morgan; and a son, Howard Kevin Morgan.

Pallbearers will be Larry Bailey, Calvin Crutchfield, Earnest Fox, Duste Gore, Jason Gore, Billy James, Gwen Longest, Chad Lucius, Chris Lucius, Jimmy Moore, J.B. Rogers, Barney Wade and W.P. Wright.




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Hiram Wilton Griffin

VARDAMAN - Hiram Wilton Griffin, 85, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 24, 1918, in Calhoun City to Haywood Griffin and Cordie Lee Parker Griffin. He was postmaster of the Vardaman Post Office for 35 years. He was a member and lifetime deacon at Midway Baptist Church. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 589, a Scottish Rites and York Rites Shriner, a past Grandmaster of the Masonic Lodge, a High Potentate of the Shrine, a board director of the Masonic Children's Village Home in Meridian, and secretary of the Vardaman Masonic Lodge No. 589. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Wilton Griffin Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Midway Baptist Church in Vardaman with the Rev. Billy Wells and the Dr. Gary Roberson officiating. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery in Vardaman with masonic graveside rites. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Inmon Griffin of Vardaman; a daughter, Judy Moore and husband, Paul Jr., of Calhoun City; a son, Norman Wilton Griffin of Vardaman; two sisters, Elizabeth Tidwell of Memphis and Louise Mullen of Kosciusko; a brother, Reese Griffin of West Point; five grandchildren, Norman Griffin Jr., Tim Griffin, Todd Griffin, Emily Moore Griffin and Chip Griffin; six great-grandchildren, Dixie, Josh, Page, Hannah, Jake and Caleb Griffin.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jessie Mae Cost and Juanise Griffin, and a brother, W.A. "Butch" Griffin.

Pallbearers will be the deacons of Midway Baptist Church, Billy Joe Barefield, Lynn Casey, Whitney Casey, Wayne Johnson, John M. Harmon, Chris Tedder, Shawn Edmondson and Bobby Whitt.

Memorials may be made to Midway Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.




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Peggy Inmon Griffin

VARDAMAN - Peggy Inmon Griffin, 88, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at her residence. She was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Vardaman. She was a retired postal clerk and also the seamstress and owner of Linen-N-Lace. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, at Midway Baptist Church with Bro. Fred Hartley officiating and Bro. Don Wilson assisting. Burial will follow at Midway Cemetery in Vardaman. Parker Memorial Funeral Homes of Vardaman is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one daughter, Judy G Moore (Paul, Jr.) of Calhoun City; one son, Norman W. Griffin (Melissa) of Vardaman; three sisters, Lucille Bailey of Vardaman, Betty Sue Inmon of Kenner, La., and Norma Faulkner of Houston; one brother, Bobby Inmon (Suzanne) of Vardaman; five grandchildren, Norman Griffin Jr. (Donna), Tabb Griffin, Tim Griffin (Nancy), Chip Moore (Mandy) and Emily Moore Parker (Benji); nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman E. and Violet L. Morgan Inmon; and her husband, H. Wilton Griffin.

Pallbearers will be, Norman Griffin Jr., Tabb Griffin, Tim Griffin, John Michael Harmon, Chip Moore, Raymond Harold Morgan and Benji Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandchildren, Carol Sue Bailey, Charli Easterly, Dixie Easterly, Susan George, Witney George, Caleb Griffin, Hannah Griffin, Jake Griffin, Josh Griffin, Drake Moore, Jack Rivers Moore, Mary Hasting Parker, Leigh Ann Springer, Sherrie Gail Springer, Annabella Valdez, Isabella Valdez and Sherrie Valdez.




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Lois Wynette Bailey Inmon

VARDAMAN - Lois Wynette Bailey Inmon, 90, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. She was born Nov. 13, 1920, in Vardaman. She was a homemaker and a member of Midway Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Midway Baptist Church at Vardaman. The Rev. Don Wilson will officiate, and the Rev. Billy Wells will assist. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Joy (Bill) Boland of Madison, Ala.; two sons, Jerry Bailey (Jamie) Inmon of Starkville and Stephen T. (Connie) Inmon of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren, Karen Boland Inmon, Jennifer Inmon Sullivan, Julie Inmon Powe, Kim Swink Perrone, Micahel Swink, Ryan Andrew Inmon, Terrel Inmon and Lauren Kathryn Inmon; four great-grandchildren, Nicole Mack, Landon Inmon Powe, Olivia Perrone and Charlotte Perrone.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson Inmon; her parents, James William Bailey and Lou Bera Bailey; a daughter, Janet Inmon Robertson; two sisters, Lorette Caviness and Beulah Brand; and seven brothers, Earl, J.R., Dee, Les, S.T., Travis and Hosea Bailey.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Inmon, Chad Inmon, Byron Clanton, Sean Sullivan, Austin Powe, Noeman Griffin, Mike Harrell and Michael Bailey.




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William Boyd Parker

Mr. William Boyd Parker, 84, died at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning, July 15, 1983, at Hillcrest Hospital in Calhoun

A retired truck line operator and farmer, he had lived at Vardaman all of his life. He had been a Mason for over 50 years and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Born Dec. 22, 1898 in Calhoun County he was the son of Samuel H. Parker and Lula Blount Parker, both natives of Calhoun County.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Vida Ellard Parker of Vardaman; two daughters, Mrs. Karlene Robertson of Calhoun City and Miss Oleta Parker of Vardaman; two sons, C.W. Parker of Charleston and James Boyd Parker of Vardaman; a sister, Mrs. Erin Combs of Calhoun City; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Pryor-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City. Rev. Cooper Hartley officiated, assisted by Dr. Anthony Kay. AInterment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman. Pallbearers were T.A. Hamilton, Wayne Fugett, Bill Blue, Robert Earl McGregor, Bobby Inmon, and Fred Hartley.




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Samuel Lee Parker

Mr Samuel Lee Parker died at his Ellzey community residence on Wednesday May 16, 1962. He was 69, and had lived in Calhoun County his entire lifetime.

He was the son of the lamented Sam Parker and Lula Blount Parker. He was a retired farmer and sawmill operator. Mr. Parker was a veteran of World War One, having served with Calhoun County Volunteer Company. He was a member or the Church of Christ, and a Mason.

Services were held May 17 at the Ellzey Church with Rev. J.F. Hartley officiating, assisted by Rev. R.B. Winter. Burial was in the church cemetery with Masonic rites at the graveside. Pallbearers were nephews of the deceased. Cook Funeral Home of Vardaman was in charge.

Mr. Parker leaves his wife, Mrs. Fannie Lou Hollingsworth Parker, of Ellzey community; three brothers, Boyd Parker of Vardaman, Forrest Parker of Pittsboro, and Max Parker of Earle, Ark.; a sister, Mrs. Erin Combs of Memphis.




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Oleta Ara Parker

Miss Olet Ara Parker, 60, of Vardaman died Friday June 22, 1990 at 9 a.m. at Northwest Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.

Born December 2, 1929 in Calhoun County,, she was the daughter of Boyd and Vida Ellard Parker and had lived in Calhoun County all of her life. She was a retired seamstress and member of Vardaman First Baptist.

She leaves one sister, Mrs. Karlene Robertson of Calhoun City; two brothers, James Boyd Parker of Vardaman, C.W. Parker of Charleston.

Funeral services were held June 24 at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel. Rev Dale Easley officiated, assisted by Rev. Fred Hartley. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman.

Pallbearers were T.A. Hamilton, Jack Spencer, Dewitt Spencer, Wayne Johnson, Marty Webster, A.D. Wright, James Marshall, and Jimmy Ellis.

Pryor Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.





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Lula Blount Parker

One of Calhoun's best citizens passed away Monday, January 9, 1961. Mrs. Lula Blount Parker, age 91, died at the family home near Vardaman where she had lived for 71 years.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Ellzey Methodist Church. Rev. J.F. Harley officiated, assisted by Rev. R.B. Winter. Burial was in the church cemetery with Eastern Star rites. James E. Cook Funeral Home at Vardaman was in charge. Pallbearers were Arland Scarbrough, Curt Scarbrough, Buren Crawford, Sam Hartley, Paul Spencer, Bill Blue and Rex Martin.

Mrs. Parker was the widow of the late Sam Parker. She was born at Pittsboro, Miss. on Oct 11, 1869, the daughter of William Blount and Alice DuBerry Blouont, both descendants of pioneer families of Calhoun County.

Mrs. Parker was the second person to be initiated into the Order of Eastern Star when it was organized at Vardaman. She remained a member throughout her entire life thereafter. She was a member of the Christian Church.

Reared during the days of Reconstruction following the War Between the States, Mrs. PLarker learned early to face hardships and misfortune with an optimistic heart. She was a lady much loved by all who knew her. She had many friends and loved ones who are sorrowed by her passing. She had been an invalid for almost nine year.

She leaves four sons, Boyd Parker and Lee Parker, of Vardaman, Forrest Parker of Pittsboro, and Max Parker of Blytheville, Ark.; a daughter Mrs Erin Combs of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Stacy, of Pontotoc and Miss Clara Shaw of Memphis; nine grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.




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Jesse Lee Alexander

Rites Held For Good Citizen

Services for Mr. Jesse Lee Alexander, of the Ellzey community, were held Saturday, August 23, at the New Hope Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Smith officiated, assisted by Rev. J.F. Hartley and Rev. L.F. Haire. Burial was in the Ellzey cemetery under the direction of the James E. Cook Funeral home of Vardaman. Pallbearers were grandsons.

Mr. Alexander died at the age of 76 on Friday, Aug. 22, 1958, at his home in the Ellzey community where he had lived for the past 39 years. He moved to this county from Gibson County, Tenn., where he was born on April 1, 1882.

He was a farmer by occupation. He had lived his life in such a way that he was associated with all of the good things in life. He took an active interest in the welfare of his neighbors and friends, and worked toward the betterment of the schools, churches, and roads. His friends knew him to be a man of integrity with a cheerful attitude toward life.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Reggie Wimberly Alexander; two sons, Wilson Alexander of Huntsville, Ala., and Richmond Alexander of Vardaman; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Louise Hollingsworth, of Huntsville, Ala.; a stepson, James Williams, of Vardaman; a brother, O.K. Alexander, of Trenton, Tenn.; seventeen grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.




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Reggie Wimberly Alexander

Mrs. Reggie Wimberly Alexander, 79, died Sunday, October 23, 1966 at Sanatorium, Miss., where she had been under treatment for three years.

Mrs. Alexander was the widow of Mr. J.L. Alexander, of Vardaman, Miss. She was born in Tennessee but had lived most of her life at Vardaman. She was the daughter of James Richmond Wimberly and Jane Fiqua Wimberly. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in the Ellzey communityl.

Mrs. Alexander held the love and respect of all who knew her.

She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Helen Louise Hollingsworth of Huntsville, Ala.; three sons, J.W. Alexander of Huntsville, J.F. Williams and D.R. Alexander, both of Vardaman; three sisters, Mrs. Oma Windham of Rienzi, Miss., Mrs. Audie Rynolds of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs Eula Scott of Tennessee; three brothers, E.J. Wimberly of Rienzi, Turner Wimberly of Rienzi and Allison Wimberly of Jonesboro, Ark.; 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Funeral rites were held at the Friendship Baptist Church, Rev. J.F. Hartley officiated, assisted by Rev. Winford Brasher and Rev. L.F. Haire. Burial was in Ellzey cemetery under the direction of Antony Funeral Home of Vardaman. Pallbearers were her grandsons.




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Lula Parker Rhodes

Mrs. Lula Parker Rhodes, 100, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 1978, at Okolona Community Hospital.

She had lived almost all of her life in Vardaman, having been born in Calhoun County. Mrs. Rhodes had just recently celebrated her 100h birthday. She was born Nov. 9, 1878. Her parents were Elijah and Mary Bobo Parker.

She leaves five nieces Mrs. Jimmie Rushing of Houston, Mrs. Irene McGraw of Indianola, Miss Annie Dean Parker and Mrs. Erin Combs, both of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Minnie Landrum of Phoenix, Ariz.; three nephews, Boyd Parker of Vardaman, Max Parker of Earle, Ark. and Robert Parker of Memphis.

Funeral services were held Dec. 30 at Antony-Parker Funeral Home in Vardaman. Rev. Cooper Hartley officiated, assisted by Rev. Fred Hartley. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman. Pallbearers were Dr. Van Philpot, James Boyd Parker, Winfred Parker, Robert Parker, Lindy Spradling and Boyd Wayne Robertson.

Honorary pallbearers were Boyd Parker, Max Parker, Gordon McGraw, Sam Hartley, Clyde Parker, Clifford Parker and Edgar Lee Easley.




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Clarence Eugene Hicks

Mr. Clarence Eugene Hicks, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1981, at Hillcrest Hospital in Calhoun City.

He was a retired farmer and resided at Vardaman. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church and was an outstanding singer, participating and leading many of the singings down through the years in Calhoun. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Born Aug. 11, 1896 in Mantee, he was the son of Ben Hicks and Eura McKee Hicks.

He leaves his wife Mrs. Manie Freeely HIcks of Vardaman; two sons, Granville Hicks of Tuscaloosa Ala. and Ralph Hicks of New York City; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Langston of Vardaman; three brothers, Loy Hicks of Shelton, Wash., Bradford Hicks of Ashland and Virgil Hicks of Grenada; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Midway Baptist Church. Rev. Fred Hartley officiated, assisted by Rev. Don Donohue. Burial was in Midway Cemetery. Pallbearers were Carl Hicks, Chris Hicks, Mike Hicks, Donald Freely, Scott Freely and Ravis Winter.

Antony-Parker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.




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William Rasco Winter

Mr. William Basco Winter died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1971, at the Vardaman Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was 80.

Mr. Winter was a retired farmer and a blacksmith.

He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Born Oct. 16, 1891 in Calhoun County, he had lived almost all of his life on Rt. 1, Vardaman.

His parents were William A. and Dollie Naron Winter.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Rosa Winter of Vardaman; a daughter, Mrs. Faye Webster of Memphis; two sons: Durell Winter of Vardaman and Brooks Winter of New Orleans, La.; two sisters: Mrs. Alvie Sullivan and Mrs. Madie Flowers of Vardaman; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral servicees were held Sunday afternoon at New Hope Baptist Church. Rev. Winfred Brasher officiated, assisted by Rev. L.F. Haire and Rev. Holley. Burial was in Ellzey cemetery under the direction of Antony Funeral Home.




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Martha Mary Gordon Hodge

Printed in the Times Post dated November 6 1975

Mrs. Hodge Retired Teacher, Dies

Funeral services were held at 11 am on Friday, Oct 31, 1975 for Mrs. Martha Mary Hodge of Vardaman. She died on Wednesday, Oct 29 at the Houston Hospital. Services were conducted from the Houston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Goodwin officiating. Interment was in the Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery in Houston.

Pallbearers were Bobby Inmon, M B Martin, Wilton Griffin, Dick Parker, Nelson Ramsey and Paul Lowe.

Mrs. Hodge was the wife of the late J S W Hodge, and was a retired school teacher. She was born in Chickasaw County and was the daughter of J Q Gordon and Rewena Hudson Gordon. She was a Methodist.

She is survived by three sisters, Miss Alice Bell Gordon, Mrs. Rowena Swain, and Mrs. Maude Clark; two stepsons, Dr. Alfred Hodge of Aberdeen and Howard Hodge of Oxford; one step daughter, Dr. Mary Wilma Hodge of Kinsington.

Birth: Feb. 9, 1891, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1975, Houston (Chickasaw County), Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA

Daughter of: John Anthony Pulaski Quitman Gordon (1855-1943) and
Martha Rowena Hudson Gordon (1865-1905)




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John S. W. Hodge

John Samuel Wymac Hodge, Born July 23, 1875 in Mississippi, United States
Son of William Franklin Hodge and Mary Amanda Petty
Brother of Joseph Durant Hodge, Lela Victoria Hodge, William Clarence Hodge, Edney Iantha Hodge, Lilly Anna Hodge, James Arthur Hodge, Chester Scott Hodge, Olive Pearl Hodge, Ivy Mable Hodge, Ruby Blanche Hodge and Bessie Virginia Hodge
Husband of Beulah Spradling — married October 26, 1901 in Mississippi, United States
Husband of Martha or Mattie Mae Gordon — married November 24, 1929 in Calhoun, Mississippi, United States
Father of Alfred Hume Hodge, John Howard Hodge and Mary Wilma Hodge
Died July 15, 1947 in Vardaman, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States
World War I Draft Registration Cards,Cards, 1917-1918
Name:John Samuel W Hodge
City:Not Stated
County:Calhoun
State:Mississippi
Birth Date:23 Jul 1875
Race:White
Name and marriage date for John Hodge was obtained in a letter to Arletta Hudson Pattison Bates from Martha Mary known as "Mattie Mae" Gordon Hodge dated Aug 12, 1972 postmarked Vardaman, Mississippi.

1930 United States Federal Census
Name:J S W Hodge
Home in 1930:Vardaman, Calhoun, Mississippi
Age:51 Estimated birth year:abt 1879
Birthplace:Mississippi
Relation to Head of House:Head
Spouse's name:Mattie M
Race:White
Household Members:Name Age
: J S W Hodge 51
Mattie M Hodge 32
Mary W Hodge 20 [Mattie's step-daughter]
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Vardaman, Calhoun, Mississippi; Roll: 1140; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 670.0]
Note: John is a rural mail carrier and Mattie is a school teacher under the census information for occupation. His parents are born in South Carolina.