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Grenada, MS 38901

Notables

  • Chris Avery

    Chris Avery is a former arena football fullback and linebacker in the Arena Football League..

  • Jake Gibbs

    Jerry Dean "Jake" Gibbs is a former Major League Baseball player who played for the Yankees as a platoon catcher from 1962 to 1971. His strong hit record in 1968 earned him the nickname "Dead-Eye" Gibbs.

  • Mississippi John Hurt

    John Smith Hurt was an American country blues singer and guitarist. Raised in Avalon, Mississippi, Hurt taught himself how to play the guitar around age nine. Hurt passed away in Grenada.

  • Greg Robinson

    Greg Robinson is a former professional American football player who played running back for the St. Louis Rams and the Los Angeles Raiders.

  • Magic Sam

    Samuel "Magic Sam" Gene Maghett was an American Chicago blues musician. He learned to play from listening to records by Muddy Waters and Little Walter

  • Magic Slim

    Morris Holt, known as Magic Slim, was an American blues singer and guitarist. Born at Torrance and the son of sharecroppers, he followed blues greats such as Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf to Chicago.

  • Donna Tartt

    Donna Tartt is an American writer and author of the novels The Secret History, The Little Friend, and The Goldfinch

  • Eddie Willis

    Eddie "Chank" Willis is a soul musician who played electric guitar and an occasional electric sitar for Motown's in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers, during the 1960s and early 1970s.