Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Raleigh Sinatra Holmes

Mr. Raleigh Sinatra Holmes, 71, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Friday, September 13, 2019, at the Louisville Health Care Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home Chapel, with Burial in the New Zion Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Ruby Jean Yarbrough

Mrs. Ruby Jean Yarbrough, 81, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Union Chapel M. B. Church, Louisville, with burial in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Yarbrough, will be placed in the Church on Sunday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Jerry Lamar Webb

Jerry Lamar Webb, 79, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, September 14 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Dowd and Rev. Charles Rook officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, September 14, from 1 p.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jerry was born in Winston County on January 16, 1940, to Walter and Vida Edwards Webb. Being one of 10 children, Jerry had a work ethic like no other. He started his career as an electrician at many companies ranging from Fair Company, Triplett Electric, Brown and Root, Weyerhaeuser, as well as others before starting Webb Electric. When not working, Jerry loved fishing, farming, and being with his family.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 44 years Judy Gully Webb; and his children: Lynn (Scotty) Williamson; Patty Webb (wife of the late Jerry Webb, Jr.); Natalie (Philip) Ming; and David (Leigh Ann) Gully. He leaves behind his siblings: Janice Carter (wife of the late John Carter); Ruth (Don) Kitzelman; Libby (wife of the late David Farish); Charlotte (Larry) McCullough; and Billy Joe (Charlene) Webb; as well as two sisters-in-law Doris Webb (wife of the late Major Webb) and Etyol Webb (wife of the late James Bryan Webb). One of his greatest joys was being “Granddaddy” to his eight grandchildren: Kaitlin (Ryan) Furby, Scott (Esther) Ming, James Gully, Sam Gully, Noah Corcoran, Ashley Williamson, Marion Ming, and Amelia Gully. He dearly loved his great-grands Jozee, Reed, and Xander Furby, Grace Ming, and Jackson and Emmett Gully. He was preceded in death by his son Jerry Webb, Jr.; his parents; his brothers Preston, Major, James Bryan Webb, and his sister Walterine (Fred) Tucker.

Serving as pallbearers are Scott Ming, James Gully, Sam Gully, Noah Corcoran, Gerald Webb, Ken Carter, Terry Carter, and B. J. Webb.

Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.




Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Gloria Reed Nowell

Mrs. Gloria Reed Nowell, 85, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2019, at her home in the Nanih Waiya community. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 14th, at Harmony Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Lundy and Rev. David Addy officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at the church. Interment will be in Ellison Ridge Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Nowell was born December 29, 1933, in Louisville, MS. She was a graduate of Calhoun High School, and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. In addition to being a homemaker, she loved working in her yard.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bertha Myers Palmer and Theron Palmer; her husbands, Ben Reed and Nolan Nowell; one grandson, Eric Weaver; one brother, Travis Palmer; and two sisters, Louise Gregory and Melba Ball.

She is survived by her children, Pam Weaver of Louisville, Patti (Mark) Gaddis of Forest, MS, Perry Reed of Augusta, GA, and Paul (Judy) Reed of Mobile, AL; her special niece, Jamie (David) King of Louisville; three brothers, J.W. Palmer of Louisville, Jimmy Palmer of Florida, and Billy Palmer of Florida; her grandchildren, Josh (Courtney) Weaver, Luke (Raquel) Reed, Laura Reed, Leigh Reed Stewart, Chase Gaddis, Reed Gaddis, Ben Reed, and Demi Reed; great grandchildren, Zaid Stewart, Sadie Grae Stewart, and Scarlett Rae Weaver; a host of nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog Bo.

Pallbearers will be Josh Weaver, Luke Reed, Chase Gaddis, Reed Gaddis, Ben Reed, and Quinn Michael Hill. Honorary pallbearers are Greg King and Eric Weaver, her guardian angels.




Larry Spence

John Larry Spence, 68, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at his residence in Winston County. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Larry was born April 4, 1951, to Allen and Olene Hamill Spence. He was a graduate of Louisville High School Class of 1969. Larry enjoyed watching football, especially Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and cooking out. Larry answered the call of his country by serving for several years in the National Guard and he was a Mason.

Larry is survived by his wife Carolyn Spence; and three sons: Alan Spence, Chris Spence, and Tyler Strong. He is also survived by two sisters Janice Spence Love and Shirley Spence Miller; and his brother Jimmy Spence and wife Martha. One of his greatest joys was being “Pow Pow” to his five grandchildren whom he dearly loved: Austin Spence, Alysia Spence, Lexie Gray, Ava Strong, and Ryleigh Maycock. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends all of whom loved him so much. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister Barbara Spence Cherry.

Memorials in honor of Larry may be given to Nowell Massey Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.




Mack Paul King

Mack Paul King, 83, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Thursday, September 12, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, September 13 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville with Rev. Mark Mayo officiating assisted by Jon White and James Whitehead. Interment will follow in Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mack Paul was born in Winston County on May 31, 1936, to Clois and Betty Crocker King. He was a member of Murphy Creek Baptist Church of Louisville. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. Mack Paul was a business owner in the construction industry and he answered the call of his country by serving in the National Guard. He dearly loved his family and was so good to be the first to help others.

Mack Paul is survived by his daughter, LeAnne King Cheatham and husband Robert of Newnan, Georgia; and his son Kevin King and wife Rhonda of Louisville. He also leaves behind his sister Betty Whitehead Sullivan and husband T. P.; and brother David King and wife Jamie all of Louisville. Mack Paul is survived by two sisters-in-law Pat Blanton and Paula Blanton. One of his greatest joys was being “Papaw” to his four grandchildren: Caroline Cheatham Everett (John); Matthew Cheatham; Kimberley King Sharp (Justin); and Kathryn King White (Jon). “Papaw” loved his great-grands, Paul Michael Sharp and Collins Sharp and Jon Parker White. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Bobbie Nell King; his parents; and siblings James King, Cliff King, William King, and Doris Smith.

Serving as pallbearers are Lance Blanton, Matthew Cheatham, John Everett, Richard King, Justin Sharp, and Scotty Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Buddy King and Greg King. Memorial contributions honoring Mack Paul may be given to Murphy Creek Baptist Church, 5420 Bond Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.







Kimberly Ann Kelly

Miss Kimberly Ann Kelly, 41, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Miss Kelly, will be reposed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Joyce Varner

Joyce Jackson Varner, 91, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the Choctaw County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ackerman, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, September 13, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Pam Varner Woodson and Rev. Danny Irving officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery

Mrs. Varner was born July 18, 1928, to Bernice Boone and Velma Crowson Jackson in Sturgis, Mississippi. Joyce attended Sturgis School and Wood Junior College where she loved to play basketball. She was young when she became a Christian and was a faithful member of Antioch Baptist Church. Mrs. Varner served as treasurer for Antioch Baptist Church for countless years as well as treasurer for the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery fund in her later years. Joyce and Louis Varner stood as pillars at Antioch Baptist Church and an example for anyone who sought to serve the Lord. Joyce loved gospel hymns and encouraged her children to participate in church music.

Two of Mrs. Varner’s favorite roles in life were being wife to Louis Jr. Varner and mother to Dannell, Jackie, Pam, Robert and Robin. She stated at one point that the happiest day of her life was “when I marred dad.” They were together for 69 years when Louis passed away in 2016. She enjoyed flowers, hunting, and fishing. She was fun loving and enjoyed a great laugh. Mrs. Varner worked from time to time in retail. Joyce was gifted in hospitality, baking and cooking for family and friends throughout her lifetime.

Mrs. Varner loved her family dearly. She is survived by her children Dannell Irving (Jimmy); Jackie Ganann (Billy); Pam Woodson (Barry Fortenberry); Robert Varner (Carolyn); and Robin Ballard (Chris). One of her greatest joys was being “Mamaw” to her fifteen grandchildren: Chris Stephenson (Amy); Ryan Irving (Whitney); Candace Stephenson; Kasie Ganann Baxter (Benji); Karla Ganann Raines (Tony Mark); Kylie Ganann Stanford; Jessica Woodson Wade (Matt); Daniel Woodson, Lauren Woodson Armstrong (Weston); Brent Varner (Madison); Leslie Varner Bustin (Cameron); Bryce Varner; Dillon Ballard; Lana Ballard; Jena Ballard. Also left to mourn the passing of their “Mamaw” are fifteen great-grandchildren; James Irving, Shepard Irving, Christopher Dean; Rowan Dean, Henley Baxter, Logan Raines, Karder Raines, Kimber Raines, Bella Stanford, Knox Stanford, Kandler Stanford, Ryan Wade, Lillian Wade, Paisley Woodson and soon to be Olivia (Livi) Varner Armstong due in December. She is also survived by a brother, Bob Jackson, and a sister Janice Robbins.

Mrs. Varner was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Jr. Varner, her parents, Bernice and Velma Jackson; her parents-in-law Theodore and Jessie Varner, three brothers, Aurie, Bre, and Dan; one grandson, Walter Brent Stanford, Jr., and one great-grandson, Mark Raines.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to The Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Butch Miller, 32220 Highway 25 North, Sturgis, MS 39769

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.



Melvin Glen Hall

Mr. Melvin Glen Hall, 77, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Bethel M. B. Church, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Hall will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Bethsalem Church Cemetery, Reform, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Robert Hugh Dendy

Robert Hugh Dendy passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019, at St. Dominique Hospital in Jackson, MS. He was 88 years old. Mr. Dendy was born June 25, 1931, in Montgomery County, MS, to Choyce and Mary Ethel(Jeffcoat) Dendy.

Services will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:00 a.m., at French Camp Baptist Church, in French Camp, MS, with Rev. Alex Lawson officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. service time, at French Camp Baptist Church, French Camp, MS. Burial will follow in French Camp Cemetery.

Mr. Dendy is survived by 1 son, Bobby Dendy(Ronnie) of French Camp, MS, 1 sister, Juanice Wood of Stewart, MS, 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Dendy is preceded in death by his wife, Janie, his parents, 1 daughter, 1 brother, and 5 sisters.


Russell B. “Rusty” King

Russell Burbage "Rusty" King passed through the gates of Heaven on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center - Tupelo.

Rusty was born on April 21, 1959 in Ackerman, Mississippi to C.B. (Red) and Mae (Perry) King. Rusty was a gifted musician, beginning to play the piano at the age of 4. He enjoyed singing and playing for others everywhere he went, both privately and publicly. As a youth he and his friends formed a gospel group, The Chester Quartet, and performed all over the state. Rusty graduated from Ackerman High School in 1977. He later attended Wood Junior College in Mathiston, Mississippi, before transferring to the Lowenberg School of Nursing at Memphis State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1982. During his studies, he completed his internship with Methodist Hospitals of Memphis. After working at various hospitals in the Memphis area, Rusty received a Masters of Science in Nursing from Arkansas State University in 1995. He was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing at Arkansas State. After leaving Memphis he became a professor of Nursing at Pensacola (FL) Community College, and then transferred to Mississippi University for Women, where he instructed students clinical and robotic patient simulation. He retired from MUW in 2017. Rusty was also an active member of University Baptist Church in Starkville.

He leaves behind his loving partner of 30 years, David Ellington of Ackerman; mother, Mae King of Ackerman; brother, Mike (Ann) King of Ackerman; sister, Pam (Woody) Simpson of Ackerman; three beloved dogs, Minnie, Jax, and Tyson; seven nieces and nephews, as well as several great-nieces and nephews, and many good friends and colleagues.

Rusty is predeceased by his father, C.B. (Red) King of Ackerman; and brother, Frank King, also of Ackerman.

Visitation services will be held at Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman on Tuesday, September 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., with funeral services to follow, and internment at South Union Methodist Cemetery. Memorials may be made University Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5371, Mississippi State, MS 39762 or to the Oktibbeha County Humane Society, 510 Industrial Road Park, Starkville, MS 39759.


Thursday, September 5, 2019

William "Bill" Johnson

William “Bill” Johnson, 93, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, September 6, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed Casteel officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in Memorial Park Cemetery.

William was born July 16, 1926, to Henry and Willie Mae Smyth Johnson. He was a member of the Louisville Church of Christ where he served as treasurer. Later, he became a member of the Ackerman Church of Christ. William was strongly involved in any church activities regardless of what needed to be done. He answered the call of his country by serving in the United States Army during World War II. Following the war, he worked in logging in Honduras and in automotive plants in Detroit, Michigan. Later after returning to Louisville, he worked for more than 40 years at Taylor Machine Works retiring as a supervisor. William enjoyed hunting, was a certified mechanic, and general handyman around the house but his first love was gardening.

William is survived by his daughter Glenda Johnson of Louisville. He is also survived by his sister Margaret Terry; and two brothers Walter “Dub” Johnson and wife Lou; and Elbert Johnson all of Louisville. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Sarah Ila Johnson; his parents; and three siblings Helen Clytee Rush, Christine “Bitsy” Cannizaro, and Hubert Johnson.

Serving as pallbearers will be Gary Cannizaro, Pete Johnson, Stan Johnson, Pat Rush, Clark Sullivan, and Jeff Terry. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Miller and Johnny Woodward. Memorials in honor of William may be given to Ackerman Church of Christ.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.


Anthony Fondren

Anthony Fondren passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at his residence in Mathiston, MS. He was 41 years old. Mr. Fondren was born June 23, 1978, in Maben, MS, to Ronald Craig and Bobbie Jo(Holditch) Fondren.

Services will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m., at Coleman Funeral Home, in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Todd Chesser officiating. Visitation will be Friday, September 6, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Burial will follow in Fellowship Cemetery near Mathiston, MS.

Mr. Fondren is survived by his wife, Michelle(Langford) Fondren of Mathiston, MS, his mother, Bobbie Joe Peacock of Mathiston, MS, 2 daughters, Carly and Blair Fondren, both of Mathiston, MS, 1 sister, Katrina McClelland of Mathiston, MS, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Debbie Langford of Ackerman, MS.

Mr. Fondren is preceded in death by his father, Ronald Craig Fondren.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Myrtle Thompson

Mrs. Myrtle Thompson, 93, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Monday, September 2, 2019, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Mount Moriah M. B. Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Thompson, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Robert Earl Madison

Mr. Robert Earl Madison, 76, of Louisville, Mississippi, formerly of Kemper County Mississippi, passed on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Saturday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Anderson Jackson, Sr., Memorial Cemetery, Preston, Mississippi. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Rosie Mae Williams

Mrs. Rosie Mae Williams, 60, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Friday, August 30, 2019, in Winston County Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Mount Bell Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Williams, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Wendell R. Manning

Funeral services for Mr. Wendell R. Manning will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Mars Hill Pentecostal Church in Winston County. Rev. Bryan Madison, Rev. Lonoia Burks, Rev. Dwight Fleming and Rev. Lloyd Adcock will be officiating the service. The body will lie in state 2 hours prior to service at the church. Interment will be in Mars Hill Cemetery in Winston County. Visitation 4-8 PM Saturday, August 31, 2019 at John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services.

Mr. Manning, 81, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Neshoba County Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. He lived in Mars Hill Community all of his life. He was a self employed logger for 50 years. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. Mr. Manning was a member of Mars Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Civil Defense-Winston County, Mississippi Firefighter’s Association, Winston County Firefighter’s Association and Auxillary Deputy Sheriff-Winston County. Mr. Manning was a Tornado Spotter, keeping everyone safe on “The Rock”. He organized many benefits in the community and was a friend to all!

Mr. Manning is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Pam Manning of Philadelphia; Mother, Lydia Manning of Philadelphia; Sons, Tim Manning and his wife, Karen of Philadelphia, Ted Manning and his wife, Barbara of Philadelphia, Sam Manning and his wife, Dawn of Memphis and Donald Joe Nowell and his wife, Vanessa of Philadelphia; (5) Grandchildren, Jessica Barnett and her husband, Allan, Kaitlin Copeland and her husband, Jason, Belle Manning, Minnie Nowell and Lyra Nowell; (1) Great-Grandchild, Ivy Kait Copeland. He was preceded in death by his father, Therrell Samuel Manning.

Pallbearers: Dewayne Howard, Glen Sisson, Derek Wyatt, Billy Vowell, Jason Pugh, Terry Fortenberry and Nathan Commer.

Honorary pallbearers: Jack Ball, Tim Boatner, James Lowe, Raymond Stiers and Fellow Firefighters.

Tammy Renae Littrell

Tammy Renae Littrell, 51, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Sunday, September 1, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, September 2, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Keen officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in New Hope Cemetery.

Tammy was born July 31, 1968, to Willie Earl and Dorothy Dempsey Stevenson. She was a member of West End Baptist Church. Tammy worked for most of her career at Georgia Pacific Chemical Plant as an Administrative Office/Technology Assistant. She also worked at Winston Academy and very much enjoyed helping students with their needs. She was involved with the Eagles Wings Parent Organization at Grace Christian School where she did whatever was needed in support of the school and students. Most of all, she dearly loved her family and supported her children in any activities in which they were involved.

Tammy is survived by her husband of 30 years, Stacey Littrell; her daughters Lauren and Nicole Littrell; and her parents Willie Earl and Dorothy Stevenson all of Louisville. She is also survived by her brother Brian Stevenson and wife Kristi also of Louisville; as well as her niece and nephew Braden and Jordan Stevenson. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Jessie and Andrew Dempsey and her paternal grandparents Coy and Eunice Stevenson.

Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Don Baker, Mark Littrell, Paul Littrell, P. J. Littrell, William Strait, and Daniel Thompson. Honorary pallbearers are Brock Baker, Chucky Dempsey, and William Pate. Memorials in honor of Tammy may be given to New Hope Cemetery Fund or American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.





Thursday, August 29, 2019

Cynthia Lovorn Bethany

Cynthia Lovorn Bethany, 80, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, August 31, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sunday, September 1, 2019, at 3 p.m. in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Wells officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Cynthia was born October 19, 1938, to O. T. and Bonnie Kate Whitehead Lovorn. She was a member of East Louisville Baptist Church and she attended Ellison Ridge Baptist Church. For more than 33 years, she worked in the Louisville Municipal School District as the secretary at Eiland Middle School and later as the Purchasing Agent in the Central Office. She also spent 14 years working for the Mississippi Highway Patrol in Jackson in the bookkeeping department.

Cynthia is survived by her husband of 48 years, Billy Bethany; and her daughter Brigitte Sheridan and husband Ken all of Louisville. She is also survived by her sister Patricia Lovorn Eaves and husband John Arthur of Jackson, Mississippi; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Brumfield, Brady Eaves, Christian Eaves, John Arthur Eaves, John Eaves, Jr., and Sterling Eaves. Memorials in honor of Cynthia may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.




Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Donnie Baxter

Visitation: 1:00 PM til Service Time Friday August 30, 2019 at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Friday August 30, 2019 at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS Interment: Bethel Cemetery near Ackerman, MS.