Friday, December 15, 2017

Isaac Smith

Mr. Isaac J. Smith, 86, died Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Winston Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 17th, at Porter Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 P.M. until service time. Interment will be in Murphy Creek Cemetery. Full obituary to follow.




Thursday, December 14, 2017

Wesley Lashun Hunt

Mr. Wesley Lashun Hunt, 48, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, December 10, 2017, in Choctaw County Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the New Zion Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Sylvia Denise Fair

Miss Sylvia Denise Fair, 56, of Ackerman, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at her home in Ackerman, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 11 a.m., from Mount Salem M. B. Church, Ackerman, Mississippi. There will be no public viewing. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Hunter Copas

The exciting months of pregnancy have turned to sorrow and heartfelt loss with the death of our baby boy, Hunter Copas, on December 11, 2017. A private graveside service and interment will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Sunrise Cemetery in Noxapater with Byron Foster officiating.

He leaves behind his loving family who will always love him: Parents Shelby and Alisha Copas of Louisville; maternal grandparents Edward and Selena Kirk of Collinsville, Mississippi; and paternal grandparents Leonard and Judy Copas also of Louisville; as well as, a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Serving as pallbearers are Cody Copas and Edward Saucier.

Services have been entrusted to 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.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Joan M. Smith

Joan McIntire Smith, 87, was born in Chester, Mississippi on January 29, 1930, and departed for her heavenly home from Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo on December 10, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Casey Marion Smith, Sr. for 64 years. A Celebration of Life memorial service for Joan will be 12 Noon Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman with Rev. Jerry Lawson and Rev. Buddy Smith officiating. Visitation will be the morning of Wednesday, December 13 from 10:00 AM until 12 Noon at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman is in charge of arrangements.

William Dean “Little Dean” Huntley Jr

Mr. William Dean “Little Dean” Huntley Jr, 48, died suddenly at his home on Monday, December 11, 2017. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 14th, at 11:00 A.M. at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Haggard officiating. Interment will be in Campground Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sara Bouchillon Roberts

Mrs. Sara Bouchillon Roberts, 85, passed away at the Winston County Medical Center on Friday,
November 8, 2017. She was born on October 11, 1932, to parents Cecil Clifton Bouchillon and Sara Estes Bouchillon in Louisville. She graduated from Louisville High School. After graduation, she moved to Detroit Michigan, with her parents, who had moved there to find work. But, within about a year, she moved back south and married Roy Lamar Roberts, who at the time of her death, was her husband of almost 66 years. Their life together began at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, with many moves over the next several years to Army bases around the south. In January 1953, their service for the military ended and they moved back to Louisville, to make it their permanent home. Sara began her work career at Citizens Bank in the bookkeeping department, but later in life moved to work at the Winston Medical Center, working until her two sons finished college.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father and brother, Cecil Bouchillon (Dora) and sister, Peggy Stubbs (Bobby).

She is survived by her husband, Roy, sons Ronny Roberts (Sissie), and Steve Roberts, four grandchildren, Jess Clifton Roberts (Misty), Kate Roberts Magley (Greg), Wyatt Steven Roberts (Jordan), Payson Jones Roberts, and four great-grandchildren, Jackson David Roberts, Grant Matthew Roberts, Mae Patridge Magley and Lela Todd Magley. Sara was a dedicated loving wife, mother grandmother and friend to all who knew her.

Visitation will be at Porter Funeral home in Louisville, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, beginning at 9:00 a.m., with services to follow at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Mike Childs and Rev. Jonathan Peeples officiating. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Poplar Flat Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Jess Roberts, Payson Roberts, Greg Magley, Bobby Stubbs, Adam Byrd, and Kent Gravitt.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Poplar Flat Cemetery Fund.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Johnny Lee Spiva, Jr.

Mr. Johnny Lee Spiva, Jr., 69, of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Jeff Anderson Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at 2 p.m., from Mount Pleasant#2 M. B. Church, Noxapater, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Spiva, 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.

Sylvia Ann Murphy Pratt

Mrs. Sylvia Ann Murphy Pratt, 53, of Ackerman, Mississippi, passed on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 2 p.m., from Gospel Temple Church of God in Christ, Ackerman, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Pratt, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mary F. Shurden

Visitation: 12PM til Service Time Wednesday December 6, 2017 @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS Interment: Blythe Creek Baptist Cemetery near Mathiston, MS.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Freddie C. Arterberry

Mr. Freddie C Arterberry, 70, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at his home. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 1 p.m., from Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Monday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Arterberry, will be placed in the Church on Tuesday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Hudson

Mrs. Evelyn Hudson, 67, of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at her home. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, at 11 a.m., from Mount Pleasant#2 Missionary Baptist Church, Noxapater, Mississippi. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Hudson, will be placed in the Church on Wednesday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Frances Hutton Sullivan

Mrs. Frances Hutton Sullivan, 86, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Winston County Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 2, at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home.

Dorothy Gutierrez

Mrs. Dorothy H. Gutierrez, 92, entered into rest on Friday, December 1, 2017, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home. Visitation will be held at Nowell Massey Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 5th from 5 pm - 7 pm. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 6th at Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Michael Wells presiding. Interment will be in Ellison Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Dorothy was born on January 12, 1925, the eldest of 8 children to Robert and Annie Beth Hisaw. She married Joe Valdez Gutierrez on July 22, 1960 in San Antonio, Texas. There she had a career as a bookkeeper, and raised their son, Brent Joseph Gutierrez. Later, she returned to her childhood home of Louisville, where she was active in her church, Ellison Ridge Baptist, and was a well-loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joe V. Gutierrez, her son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Annette Gutierrez, her grandchildren Ashley Gutierrez Siler (Dustin) and Justin Gutierrez (Sarah), and her great-grandson, Henry Joseph Gutierrez. She is also survived by three sisters, Joy Hisaw Ming, Bertie Jo Hisaw, and Gayle Hisaw Persons, and sisters-in-law Carolyn Hisaw and Susan Hisaw Moore. A whole host of beloved nieces and nephews mourn their loss.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Edwin and Annie Beth Fuller Hisaw, and by her siblings and siblings-in-law Robert Berlin Hisaw, Virginia Hisaw, Embree Hisaw, Willie Pearl Hisaw, Van Dorn Ming, Fannie Hisaw, Marion Hisaw, and Benny Persons.

Pallbearers will be Larry Cockrell, Jared Cockrell, Robert Hisaw, Ray Deen Hisaw, Delbert Ming, Dwayne Ming, Brad Winstead, and Brant Winstead. Memorials may be made to Ellison Ridge Baptist Church, c/o Kathy Carr, 13 Ellison Ridge Church 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.


Cleta Sharp Ortloff

Cleta Sharp Ortloff came into this world on January 12, 1918, and passed away at 99 years of age on November 25th, 2017. She was one of eleven brothers and sisters who were the children of Cleveland and Zora Sharp, two of whom were infants who went to Heaven before the age of two years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland and Zora Sharp, her husband John E. Ortloff, her sisters Lucille, Mozelle, Maurine and Gwen along with brothers Byron, J. T. and Jones. She was also preceded by an infant daughter, Elizabeth Gayle. She is survived by her sister, Geraline Auerbach of Denver, CO, as well as two children, Donald John Ortloff of Point Blank, TX, and Joan Rochelle Ortloff Steinhoff of Dallas, TX. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Eric Steinhoff, Erin Faflik, and Carrie Blankenship, as well as three precious great-grandchildren, Levi, Connor, and two-week-old Blake.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Malinda Ann Johnson-Wells

Mrs. Malinda Ann Johnson-Wells, 59, formerly of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Friday November 24, 2017, at the North Mississippi Medical Center, Grenada, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 1 p.m., from Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Wells, will be reposed in the church on Saturday, one half hour before service time. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, November 27, 2017

James Glenn Wilder

Mr. James Glenn Wilder, 68, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Flower Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Scarlet Shepperd officiating.

James was born November 9, 1949, to Irby and Nancy Wright Wilder. His love of journalism I in high school, led him to answer the call to serve our country in the United States Army on December 11, 1970.

James is survived by his son, Eddie Mullinex and wife, Hellen, of Columbus, Mississippi; and his three sisters, Alice Eubanks Gully and husband, Mark, of Louisville; Billie Taylor, of Crawford, Mississippi; and Mary Ann Gregg. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters: Sandra Partridge and Martha Easom.

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.


Therrell Bright Hunt

Visitation: 5PM til 8PM Tuesday November 28, 2017 @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS and 9:30AM til Service Time Wednesday November 29, 2017 @ Ackerman Church of Christ in Ackerman, MS. Funeral Service: 10:30 AM Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Ackerman Church of Christ in Ackerman, MS Interment: Mt. Nebo Cemetery near Ackerman, MS.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Shirley Ruth Harris

Miss Shirley Ruth Harris, 56, of Louisville passed on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Monday, November 27, 2017, from 12 noon until 4p.m., and a wake service will be 5until 7 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Lethal Andrew Jackson

Mr. Lethal Andrew Jackson, 86, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2107, at the Beehive Home in Forest, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 26th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Ronnie Luke and Rev. Barry Bouchillon officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.