Monday, June 27, 2016

Mrs. Ruth VanLandingham Whitt

Mrs. Ruth VanLandingham Whitt, 82, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, at Bolivar Medical Center Long Term Care. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016, at Ray Funeral Home. Celebration of Life services will immediately follow beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016, at Ray Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Breland officiating. Interment will be in Shelby Cemetery beside her beloved husband & Son.

Mrs. Whitt was born in Attala County, MS on October 7, 1933, to Samuel Blanton VanLandingham and Maudie Opal Mayo VanLandingham. She graduated from Louisville High School & attended Delta State College where she received an Associate Degree in Business Administration.
On October 19, 1957, Ruth married the love of her life, Robert Stanley “Stan” Whitt, Sr. in Rosedale, MS. They had one son, Robert Stanley (Robby) Whitt Jr.

Mrs. Whitt worked for 30 years in the Banking Industry. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cleveland, the Joy Sunday School Class, the DSU Seniors Exercise Club & a member of the Rosedale Homemakers Club. She was an avid reader, gardener, a wonderful cook & an exceptional homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was very interested in the lives or her nieces & nephews and delighted in spending time with them & keeping up with their many activities & accomplishments. She also loved to fish.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Blanton VanLandingham and Maudie Opal Mayo VanLandingham; husband, Robert Stanley “Stan” Whitt. Sr.; her son, Robert Stanley “Robby” Whitt, Jr; Brothers-in-Law, Lester Griffin, Eugene Bruce & Gilmer Tharp.

Mrs. Whitt is survived by her siblings, Vernece V. Bruce of Louisville, MS, Perlene V. Tharp of Stewart, MS, Joyce V. Griffin of Cleveland, MS, Bernard VanLandingham (Brenda) of Louisville, MS, Brenda VanLandingham Bailey (Steve) of Donalsonville, GA. Ronnie VanLandingham (Ethel) of Monticello, AR; daughter-in-law, Vicki Brooke of Cleveland, MS; Her Whitt family: Rachel Whitt Wicker (Herbert ,deceased), Dalton Whitt (Becky), Freda Whitt Harris, Burl Whitt (Fran), Linda Whitt Adair (Rick), Kathy Whitt Johnson; and an abundant number of beloved nieces and nephews on both sides.

Serving as Pallbearers are Lester Griffin, Van Tharp, Chris VanLandingham, Barry VanLandingham, Michael Ingle, Todd Trawick, Chad Green, and Neal Gregory. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike McQueary, Josh Mitchell, Robby Trawick, Aaron Stovall, Bryan Olivi, Nash VanLandingham, Quincy VanLandingham, and Ethan VanLandingham.

In memory of Mrs. Whitt, the family requests that donations be made to The Mississippi Baptist Children’s Home 118 Lowe Rd. Laurel, MS 39443.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Lou Suttle Arnold


Lou Suttle Arnold, 78, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, June 24, 2016, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joseph Ingram officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service at Nowell Massey Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Noxapater, Mississippi.

Imogene Ruth Brasher

Funeral services for Ms. Imogene Ruth Brasher will be held 2:30 PM Sunday June 26, 2016 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John E. Stephens officiating. Interment in East Lawn Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the funeral home. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services in charge. 

Ms. Brasher, 79, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Neshoba County General Hospital. She lived in Linwood Community most of her life and was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and talking on the phone. She was Baptist.
 
Preceded in death: parents, Jene Jenkins & U.V. Bolen Jenkins; husband, Roland D. Brasher; daughter, Marcy Crapps; granddaughter, Misty Petty Steele;sisters, Annis Brown, Libby Reichert and Ethlyn Morris. 

Survivors, daughters, Terry Jayroe (Butch) of Starkville and Diane Stegall of Meridian; son, Mark Brasher of Philadelplhia; brothers, Otis Jenkins of Pleasant Grove, Jimmy Jenkins of Sardis and J.W. Jenkins of Marks; (5) grandchildren; (4) great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers: Tommy Waddell, Brad Stuart, Jerry Phillips, Tim Crapps, Will Jayroe, & Dalton Steele.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Benny George Eaves

Benny George Eaves, 77, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Specialty Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2016, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Hill officiating and Mike Rogers assisting. Visitation will be the day of the service at Nowell Massey Funeral Home from 1:30 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Ellison Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mitzi Ann Miller

Mrs. Mitzi Ann Miller, 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Pensacola, FL on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Visitation will be held 12:00 noon Monday, June 27, 2016 with Funeral Services and Celebration of Mitzi's life beginning at 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 6 E. Wright St., Pensacola, FL. Dr. Wesley Wachob will officiate. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Wright Place. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Louisville, MS on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.  

Jennifier Melissa Bryan


Jennifier Melissa Bryan, 37, formerly of Louisville, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at the Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth, Georgia. Visitation will be Sunday, June 26, 2016, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Fredrick Curtis

Fredrick Curtis, 50, passed on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at his home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 12 p.m., from Boyd Chapel United Methodist Church, Sturgis, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Curtis, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Springhill Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Annie Lue “Ann” Vernon Van Devender

Memorial services for Annie Lue "Ann" Vernon Van Devender will be held Sunday, June 26, at 3:00 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home with Reverend Ray Luke, Reverend Chris Gully, and Reverend Gerald Butler officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 P.M. until service time. Interment will be in Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery in Kemper County under the direction of Porter Funeral Home of Louisville.

Martha Lewis Hailey

Martha Lewis Hailey, 74, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at the Choctaw Residential Center in Choctaw, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service at Nowell Massey Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Hailey-Richey Cemetery in Noxubee County with Rev. Jason Gross officiating.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Loyd "Wayne" Hemphill

Loyd “Wayne” Hemphill, 77, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at his residence in Starkville, Mississippi, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016, in the Welch Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Grant Arinder and Rev. Terrell Jackson officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 12 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Craig Springs Cemetery with full military honors.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Russell Lewis

Russell Lewis, 88, passed on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at his home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, at 11 a.m., from Brushfork M. B. Church, Macon, Mississippi. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Lewis will be placed in church on Wednesday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Ruth Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Minnie Ree Hughes

Minnie Ree Hughes, 65, passed on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Jeff Anderson Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 1 p.m., from Unity Outreach Ministries, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Hughes, will be placed in the Church one hour before service on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Piney Grove Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Wesley Thomas McAdory

Wesley Thomas McAdory, 26, passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Noxapater, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2016, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ricky Calloway and Rev. Tom Bentley officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Union Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Infant Paisley Nicole Copeland

Infant Paisley Nicole Copeland passed away gently into the arms of Jesus following her premature birth on Thursday, June 16, 2016, in the OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, Mississippi.  Private graveside services will be held Saturday, June 18, 2016.

She is survived by her mother, Aimee Marie Black of Noxapater, Mississippi; and her father, Steven Copeland of Preston, Mississippi.  Paisley is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Albert and Angie McVey also of Noxapater; and her paternal grandmother, Lori Ann Copeland also of Preston.  Paisley leaves four sisters to mourn her passing:  Makala Wilson, Laklen Presley, Anaston Presley, and Carli Swindle; and her aunt, Samantha McVey; as well as her uncle, Dustin McVey.  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Jim Copeland.

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, June 15, 2016

Fred Forrester Mitchell, Jr.


Mr. Fred Forrester Mitchell, Jr., 66, died Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 17th, at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Porter Funeral Home, with interment in Memorial Park following the visitation.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Demetria Lynette Savior


Demetria Lynette Savior, 32, passed on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Springhill Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Joyce McLeod Foster

Joyce McLeod Foster died peacefully at her daughter’s home on
Monday, June 13, 2016 in Madison, Mississippi at the age of 85. Mrs. Foster was born on May 16, 1931 in Louisville, Mississippi to Robert and Hilda McLeod. She graduated from Louisville High School. After her high school graduation, she moved to Jackson, Mississippi and worked for the Highway Department. She moved back to Louisville and married Ganes Zawon Foster in 1952.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Alice Virginia Smith Clark

Alice Virginia Smith Clark, previously of 5163 Highway 15 South, passed away on June 11 after a short illness. She was 94. Virginia was born on March 23, 1922 and was the fourth child of Flora (Peaster) and Jep Smith. As a child and youth, they lived in the Bevill Hill and Lynn Creek communities. She attended school at Beth Eden Community School.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2016, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bryan Carrubba officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Flower Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Flower Ridge United Methodist Church, c/o Lynda Reed, 1841 Enon Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Ruby O'Neal Steed

Ruby Eaves Steed, 89, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Choctaw County Nursing Center in Ackerman, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Rook and Rev. Jimmy Dempsey officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Henry C. Johnston

Mr. Henry Clifton Johnston, 86, died Friday, June 10, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis, TN. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, June 13th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Davis officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Evergreen Baptist Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.