Monday, January 14, 2019

Lillie Mae Hopkins

Mrs. Lillie Mae Hopkins, 100, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at her home. Funeral Service will be Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Pleasant Ridge M. B. Church, Noxapater, Mississippi. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home in Louisville. Mrs. Hopkins, will be reposed in the Church on Thursday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Mount Vernon Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Betty Jean Smith

Mrs. Betty Jean Ivy Smith, 81, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Bedford Care Nursing Home in Newton, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 16th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Mr. Chris Crowson officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Smith was born September 30, 1937, in Madison County, MS. She was a retired cashier from Walmart, and a member of Wess Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lessie Davis Ivy and George Ivy; two grandchildren, Melinda Smith and Melissa Smith; and one great grandchild, Jordan Smith.

She is survived by a daughter, Penny Ascione and husband, Anthony, of Carthage, MS; four sons, Mitch Smith and wife, Ann, of Tupelo, Mississippi; and Hal Smith, Jeff Smith, and Toby Smith, all of Louisville; a sister, Helen Parker of Pelahatchie, MS; a brother, Billy Ivy of Pelahatchie, MS; 14 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.




Friday, January 11, 2019

Charles “Chuck” Hazelwood

Services for Charles “Chuck” Hazelwood will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Dennis Duvall and Rev. Neil Chadwick officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Creek Cemetery in Neshoba County. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 5 until 8 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hazelwood, 69, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, January 10, 2019, at his home.

A native of Louisville, MS, and longtime resident of Neshoba County, he worked as Lake Manager at Neshoba Lake for MWFP. He served in the U. S. Air Force in Vietnam and later in the Army National Guard. Mr. Hazelwood was a member of Grace Baptist Church and attended Lighthouse Church. He taught firearm training, hunter safety courses; and loved all kinds of outdoor activities. He was a former Boy Scout Leader and 4-H Sport Fishing Instructor.

Survivors include wife, Sherry Hazelwood of Philadelphia; daughter, Melissa Thompson of Philadelphia; sons, Wesley Hazelwood (Jerica) of Philadelphia, Cody Kilgore; three grandchildren, Emma Hazelwood, Lillie Thompson and Evan Boatner; sister, Dorothy Haberle of Philadelphia; numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Mr. Hazelwood was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Ted Hazelwood.

Pallbearers are Douglas Walker, Tim Hardy, Archie Woodson, Doug Strickland, Jerry Beckham and Lewis James.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Foundation of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, Parks for a Chuck Hazelwood Memorial Structure at Neshoba Lake.

John Willie Moore



Mr. John Willie Moore, 79, of Noxapater, MS., passed on Friday, January 11, 2019, at the Louisville Health Care Center, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 12 Noon from Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Noxapater, Mississippi. Visitation will be Monday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Moore, 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.

Mrs. Carl Alexander Lovern



Mrs. Carl Alexander Lovern, 62, of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at his home. Funeral service will be Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Noxapater, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Lovern, 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.

Bobby Curry, Jr.

Mr. Bobby Curry, Jr., 68, of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Funeral Service will be Sunday, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mount Vernon Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Vicky Graves Hathorn

Mrs. Vicky Graves Hathorn, 56, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at her home in Madison, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 13th, at First United Methodist Church in Louisville, MS, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church, and on Sunday one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Vicky was born on September 13, 1962, in Jackson, MS to Jessie and Carol Graves. She grew up in Crystal Springs, MS and later moved to Louisville, MS where she lived and raised her family and opened a successful beauty salon. Vicky loved spending time talking with and getting to know her customers who all quickly became her friends. She also dearly loved spending time planning and hosting family gatherings and working in her yard planting flowers.

Vicky was preceded in death by her father, Jessie D. Graves. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Hathorn of Madison, MS; her mother Carol J. Graves of Byram, MS; daughters, Wendy Lingle of Brandon, MS, Kim (Barry) H. Pitts, and Kyla H. Sanford, both of Madison, MS; sons, Corey (Megan) Hancock of Starkville, MS, and Brad (Britton) Hathorn of Madison, MS; her mother-in-law, Mildred Hathorn of Louisville, MS; sister, Judy Armstrong of Crystal Springs, MS; brothers, Randall Graves and Michael Graves, both of Crystal Springs, MS, and Mickie Joe (Renee) Graves of Hazelhurst, MS; grandchildren, Bradyn Eaves, Ashlyn Eaves, Luke Pitts, Tyler Pitts, Lawson Hathorn, Landon Hathorn, Wells Sanford, Asher Hathorn, and Millie Thomas Hancock; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hope Adoption Fund at Lifeline Children’s Services, Birmingham, AL. www.lifelinechild.org. This fund helps to provide scholarships to adoptive families to assist with the financial burden of navigating the adoption process. Follow the link https://lifelinechild.org/donate/ and please designate Hope Adoption Fund.

Pallbearers will be Matt Woodward, Tyler Armstrong, Ricky Patterson, Luke Pitts, Lawson Hathorn, Landon Hathorn, Wells Sanford, and Asher Sanford.




Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Pearlee Nancy Eichelberger Johnson

Mrs. Pearlee Nancy Eichelberger Johnson, 84, of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at her Daughter's Home in Georgia. Funeral Service will be Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Mount Pleasant#2 Missionary Baptist Church, Noxapater, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 5 p.m., and a Wake Service will be 6 until 7 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Johnson, 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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Garvis Eugene Eaves

On Friday, January 4, 2019, Garvis Eugene Eaves of Maryville, TN, loving and devoted husband and father passed away at the age of 80. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12th, at 10:00 A.M. at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Murphy Creek Cemetery. 

Garvis was born in Louisville, MS, and was retired from Sales management at Bryan Foods in West Point, MS. He was an avid golfer, a faithful Mississippi State University supporter, community volunteer, enjoyed gardening, and Maryville sports. Garvis was preceded in death by siblings Dot Nance, Garland Eaves, Barbara Kelley, and Glynda Woodruff.

He is survived by his wife Charlsie Eaves: siblings Betty Hatcher and Jimmy Eaves: children Cathy Sedberry (Bill) of Enterprise AL, Chris Eaves (May Bryan) of Hamilton, MS: stepchildren Stacey (Jeff) Handel, Dale (Lori) Montgomery, and Wendy Montgomery all of TN: eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.







Cornelius D'Shun Welch

Cornelius D'Shun Welch, 33, of Louisville, passed on Friday, January 4, 2019, at the Hudspeth Regional Center, Pearl, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Union Chapel M. B. Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Welch, 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.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Clinton E Adcock

Clinton Eugene Adcock, 72, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Mississippi, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, January 6, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Horton officiating. A private interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Clinton was born September 8, 1946, to Thelma McBrayer Adcock and W. E. Adcock, Jr. He graduated from Louisville High School and attended Mississippi State University. He was then employed by Spartus Corporation in Louisville. Later, he was employed for a number of years in the convenience store business.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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.





Joe Gutierrez

Mr. Joe V. Gutierrez, 84, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, surrounded by his son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. Visitation will be held at Nowell Massey Funeral Home on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held following visitation at 11 am in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Michael Wells presiding. Interment will be in Ellison Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Clara Mae Floyd

Mrs. Clara Mae Floyd, 82, of Ackerman, Mississippi, passed on Monday, December 31, 2018, at Baptist Medical Center, Columbus, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Ackerman, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Beck Funeral Home, 4860 MS Hwy. 12, Weir, MS. Mrs. Floyd will be reposed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Mount Salem Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Weir in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Cynthia Lynn Wise

Cynthia Lynn Wise was born April 27, 1960, in Ackerman, Mississippi. She passed away after a 2-1/2 year battle with Glioblastoma (brain cancer) on January 1, 2019. She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, board games, and dominoes, attending Girlfriends social activities, church activities, and working with Broken Wings Food Pantry.

Lynn is survived by her parents, Daniel D. Wise, Sr., and Brenda McClure Wise; her twin sister, Gwyn Wise Nick(Ken) of Bartlett, TN; her brother, Doug Wise(Jackie) of Ackerman, MS; three nieces, Deanna Nick, Kayla Nick, and Juliana Wise; two nephews, Kevin Nick and Guy Wise(Felicia); and one great niece, Eliza Wise. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ethel and Christine(Weatherall) McClure; and paternal grandparents, Guy and Mary(Ballard) Wise.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2019, at Coleman Funeral Home, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until service time. Burial followed in Enon Cemetery. Rev. Roger Griffith, Sister Alies Therese, and Rev. Doug Wise were the attending ministers.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, French Camp Academy, or charity of your choice.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Dana Marie Fedrick

Services for Dana Marie Fedrick will be held Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at 2 p.m.from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Jerome Fedrick and Sister Marion Boler officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, December 31, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Fedrick, 46, of Weir, died Friday, December 28, 2018.

She was a former resident of Philadelphia, Ms and attended Neshoba Central School.

For the last 20 years she has been a resident of High Point Community of Winston County.

Survivors include her mother, Mattie Fedrick; niece, Sara August Shannon; nephews,Steeler Scott Shannon and Jae Hyun Cho; brother-in-law, Scott Shannon; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Miss Fedrick was preceded in death by her father, Elvin “Cat” Fedrick; sister, Tammy Michelle Shannon.

Pallbearers are Charles Ray Pilgrim, Felix Watkins, Dale Schroeder, David Hebert, Phillip Carter and Michael Schroeder.

Gladys R. Triplett

Gladys Romedy Triplett, 90, of Louisville, MS, entered glory on December 29, 2018. Visitation will be Friday January 4, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Louisville. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Merrill Stacy

Merrill Stacy, 80, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018, at his residence in Lucedale, MS. He was born April 25, 1938, in Choctaw County, Mississippi, to Okla Homa Stacy and Mildred(Hollis) Stacy.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, 2:00 p.m., at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS. Visitation was held Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Coleman Funeral Home from 12:00 noon till service time at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Stacy is survived by his wife, Beulah Jean (Christian) Stacy of Lucedale, MS, 3 daughters, Jennifer Stacy of Lucedale, MS, Cindy Stacy of Baton Rouge, LA, and Michele Lewis(Anthony) of Baton Rouge, LA., 1 brother, Melvin Stacy(Bess) of Baton Rouge, LA,1 sister, Mary Fairchild of Lucedale, MS, and 4 grandchildren.

Mr. Stacy was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 son, Jeffrey Stacy.

William Earl Liddell

William Earl Liddell, 68, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Monday, December 31, 2018, at 1 p.m., from Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Sunday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Liddell, will be placed in the Church on Monday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Clarence Thomas Wiley Jr.

Clarence Thomas Wiley, Jr., 80, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, at Friendship Baptist Church on Craig Springs Road with Rev. Junior Davis officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service at Friendship from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Craig Springs Cemetery.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Mandy Watson

Mandy Watson, 42, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Thursday, December 27 at Nowell Massey Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 28, at First Apostolic Church with Rev. Glynn Barker officiating. Interment will follow in Welcome Chapel Cemetery.

Mandy was born August 25, 1976, to Lamar Kitchens and Gail Dempsey. She loved her church and was a faithful member of First Apostolic Church. Mandy began her 13-year career in the medical field as a surgical tech at Oktibbeha County Hospital. She later returned to Oktibbeha County Hospital as a Registered Nurse. Mandy enjoyed painting, working outside in her flowers, fishing, and beach vacations. She also loved her German shepherd dog, Molly.

Mandy is survived by her loving husband of 21 years Jay Watson and her daughter Brooke Watson of Louisville. She is also survived by her mother Gail Dempsey; her father Lamar Kitchens; two brothers Chad Kitchens and Brett Kitchens and wife Daphne; her grandmother Minnie Selma Dempsey; and her aunts and uncles. One of her greatest joys was being “Aunt Mandy” to her nieces and nephews: Channing Watson, Grant Kitchens, Bella Annaleese Kitchens, and Kinsley Rose Kitchens. Mandy was preceded in death by her brother Chris Kitchens; grandfather Raymond Lee Dempsey; her aunt Shirley Holmes Dempsey; and uncles Chester Dempsey and Gerald Ray Dempsey.

Serving as pallbearers are Chad Kitchens, Brett Kitchens, Jarrod Dempsey, Justin Dempsey, Raymond Dempsey, Jim Moorehead, Brandon Stovall, and Richard Watson. Bill Boykin will serve as an honorary pallbearer. Memorials in honor of Mandy may be given to Nowell Massey Funeral Home.

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.