Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Baby Girl, Jalissa Shonta Nunn

Baby Girl, Jalissa Shonta Nunn, 2 Months and 4 Days, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at her home. Graveside services, Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 11 a.m., from Pilgrim Rest Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Sonya Denise Warren

Sonya Denise Warren, 60, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at her home. A Memorial Service will be planned later by her family. Beck Funeral Home Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Taylor Hurt

Taylor Marie Hurt, age 30, of Hattiesburg, MS, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020.

Taylor was the daughter of Gary and Luvith Hurt and Del Sanders, born on August 6, 1990 in Hattiesburg, MS. Taylor was a highly revered chef at LaRina restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. She created many of her own recipes and had recently collaborated on a published recipe in ‘Be Nourished’ cookbook. One of her dreams was recently accomplished when she competed on a prominent cooking show that will be aired in the Spring.

Taylor is preceded in death by her grandparents, Lamar and Joyce Hurt and Maxine Carr Hurt of Louisville, MS.

She leaves her loving family: parents Gary and Luvith Hurt and Del Sanders, sister Vivian Hurt, partner Paige Pirtle, uncle Mickey Hurt and wife Cindy, all of Hattiesburg, MS; cousins Dylan and Alicia Sanders, Luke and Leigh Hurt, Stephanie and Joseph Hollomon, Kristy and Mark Brown, and Matt Hurt, along with many other extended family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 3rd at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS, with Reverend Brandiilyne Mangum-Dear officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. at the funeral home. Interment will be immediately following at Ellison Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Southern Pine Animal Shelter, a charity dear to Taylor’s heart, here: Donate.

To purchase ‘Be Nourished’ cookbook, click here: https://birdhousecafe.net/shop/benourishedcookbook

Partial proceeds will be donated in Taylor’s honor.






Sunday, November 29, 2020

Jerry Easley

Mr. Jerry Easley, 85, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville. A graveside service and interment will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 1st, at New Hope Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. Easley was born February 4, 1935, in Winston County, MS. He was a graduate of Bond High School, and his family had a dairy farm for many years. He worked at Spartus for almost 20 years, and later worked as a surveyor in the oil industry in Texas. He was a Mason and a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Frances McGahey Easley, and a brother, Bobby Easley.

Jerry is survived by two sons, Nelson Easley, and Chris (Mary) Easley; a sister, Yvette Daffron; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the New Hope Cemetery Fund.





Horace Udell Robertson

Mr. Horace Udell Robertson, 91, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville. A graveside service and interment will be held at 11:00 A. M. on Monday, November 30th, at Murphy Creek Cemetery, with Rev. Glynn Barker and Mr. Mike Robertson officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Robertson was born April 22, 1929, to Elbert and Etta Miles Robertson. He attended First Apostolic Church and was a truck driver and mechanic. He was lovingly known as “Handyman” to family and friends. He truly enjoyed fishing and taking his youngest son, Don, to Louisville High Wildcats football games.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Johnson Robertson; his parents; his sisters, Edna Lewis Vandevander, and Lillie Kiener; and his brothers, Jimmie T. Robertson, Clois Robertson, Bennie Robertson, and Milton Robertson.

He is survived by his six children, Frances Jones, Beverly Barker, Danny (Michelle) Robertson, Mike Robertson, Chris Robertson, and Don Robertson; five grandchildren, Heath (Rachel) Robertson, Haley (Edmund) Brock, Glynn (Kristy) Barker, Bridget (Josh) Edwards, and Hunter (Mikayla) Robertson; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Lola Espiennchied, Maxine Butler, Joyce Fettrow; and brothers, Travis Robertson and Roland Robertson.

Pallbearers will be Heath Robertson, Glynn Barker, Edmund Brock, Josh Edwards, Paighton Edwards, and Britton Barker.







Jarvis Watkins Eichelberger

Jarvis Watkins Eichelberger, 32, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Winston County Mississippi. Graveside service will be Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at 2 p.m., from the Louisville Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Alfred Santa Dawkins

Alfred Santa Dawkins, 46, of Noxapater, MS., passed on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at his home. Graveside service will be Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at 11 a.m., from Mount Calvary M. B. Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Bonnie Jean White

Bonnie Jean White, 91, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 30, at Ellison Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Michael Wells officiating.
Bonnie was born January 27, 1929, to Olen D. and Carline Eaves Fulcher in Winston County, Mississippi. She was a member of Ellison Ridge Baptist Church. Bonnie worked at Macon Pants Factory and she loved working outside in her flowers.

Bonnie is survived by her son Geary Scott White and wife Mary of Louisville. One of her greatest joys was being “Grandma Bonnie” to her grandson Adam (Shelby) White of New Hope, Mississippi; and “Grandma B” to her two great-grandchildren Hunter and Colton White. She also leaves behind to mourn her passing two sisters Jo Cook and Judy Taylor both of Kosciusko, Mississippi; and her brother Riley Joel (Barbara) Fulcher of Louisville. Bonnie is also survived by three nephews: Joe Cook, Mike Cook, and Todd (Brenda) Fulcher; and two nieces Carlene Eaves and Chasidy Fulcher (Stan) Hathorn. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband Walter Earl White, her parents, and her brother Max Olen Fulcher.

Serving as pallbearers are Adam White, Art Cook, and Todd Fulcher. Memorials in honor of Bonnie 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.





Friday, November 27, 2020

Patricia Gully

Mrs. Patricia Eaves Gully, 85, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Winston County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 28th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Michael Wells and Mrs. Darlene Bane officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Ellison Ridge Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pat was born September 8, 1935, in Louisville, MS. She was a graduate of Ellison Ridge High School and was the owner of Gully’s Flowers and Gifts for many years. She was an amazing homemaker and a member of the Homemakers Club. She played the piano at her church and played the piano at the nursing home every Sunday morning for over 25 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Gully, her parents, Henrietta and Roscar Eaves, her sister, Zane Rogers, and her brother, Benny Eaves.

She is survived by a son, John Mark (Alice) Gully and a daughter, DeAnna (Danny Keith) Stanley, both of Louisville; two sisters, Rachel Philpot of Radford, VA; and Ruby Whitehead of Louisville, MS; grandchildren, John Corey (Andrew) Gully-Luckett, Colby Keith (Savannah) Stanley, Clay (Jaqueline) Stanley, Codi (Bubba) Parker, Lacey Inman, Michael (Shannon) Pearson, Shena Dickerson, and Brad (Brittany) Dickerson; great grandchildren, Kaiden, Makenna, Kinley, and Merrick Stanley, Carlee, Gunner, Charlee, and Grayson Parker, Cole Cannon, Rowan and Brooks Stanley, Autumn and Peyton Pearson, Madelyn and Marlee Eubanks, Alexis Rogers, Braley and Braz Dickerson.

Pallbearers will be David Gully, Kevin Gully, Jody Fulton, Johnny Stokes, Isaac Triplett, and Robert Oswalt.

Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy.






Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Billy Joe “Bill” Webb, Sr.

Mr. Billy Joe “Bill” Webb, Sr., 78, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at his home in Louisville. A graveside service and interment will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 28th, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. Webb was born in Winston County on June 26, 1942. He was a graduate of Noxapater High School, and was a self-employed electrician.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Vida Edwards Webb; a sister, Walterine Tucker; and four brothers, John Presley Webb, Major Webb, James Bryan Webb, and Jerry Webb.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene Horton Webb of Louisville; daughters, Melinda (Lamar) Dempsey, Trena (Danny) White, and Amanda (John) Miller, all of Louisville; a son, Billy Joe (Judy) Webb, Jr. of Louisville; step-daughters, Teresa Richardson of Louisville, and Crystal (Craig) Arnault of McCool, MS; step-sons, Gwen Pearson of Louisville, and Carlos Pope of Kosciusko, MS; sisters, Janice Carter, Ruth (Don) Kitzelman, Charlotte (Larry) McCullough, and Libby Farish; 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

 




William Steve Watkins

William Steve Watkins, 43, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020, at his residence in Noxapater, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be held at a later date at Camp Ground Cemetery in Noxapater, Mississippi, with Rev. Jon White and Bro. Charles Rook officiating.
Steve was born December 5, 1976, to Sandra Garrard Watkins Stanley and Rickey Watkins in Winston County, Mississippi. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt. Steve also enjoyed spending time with his family.

Steve is survived by his children: Chelsie MiCayla Cumberland of Louisville, Mississippi, Candi Paige Carter of Noxapater, Joshua Steve (Kayla) Watkins, and Esmee Marie Watkins all of Louisville. One of his greatest joys was being “PawPaw” to his five grandchildren: Elizabeth Cumberland, Aurora Cumberland, Anna Cumberland, Janathan Higginbotham, and Stella Higginbotham. He also leaves behind to mourn his passing his mother Sandra Stanley and husband Archie of Louisville, his father Rickey Watkins of Noxapater, and his sister Laurie Watkins of Louisville; as well as his loving nieces and nephews. Steve was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Hut and Stella Watkins in addition to his maternal grandparents Cleveland and Lucille Garrard.

Serving as pallbearers are Josh Watkins, William Fulton, Jonathan Hall, Brian Garrard, Michael Stanley, Chris Stevenson, Danny Sullivan, and Keith Tucker. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in honor of Steve be given to Nowell-Massey Funeral Home to help defray the cost of the service.

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.





Monday, November 23, 2020

Harvey Cook

Harvey R. Cook passed away Monday, November 23, 2020, at his residence, in Sturgis, MS. He was born February 24, 1936, in Eupora, MS, to Harvey B. and Willie Nell(Gore) Cook. He was 84 years old.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020, 12:00 P.M., at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Bradley, MS.

Mr. Cook is survived by her children, Angela(Charles) Dobbins of Sturgis, MS; Harvey N. Cook of Sturgis, MS; Christopher Cook of Sturgis, MS; Jeremy(Casey) Cook of Chester, MS; Josh(Jasmine) of Sturgis, MS; Tana Neighbors of Simsboro, LA; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Mr. Cook is preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Leona Cook, and his parents, Harvey B. and Willie Nell(Gore) Cook.

Betty S. Morris

Mrs. Betty Sue Morris of Houston, MS, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Choctaw County Regional Medical Center, in Ackerman, MS. Mrs. Morris was born July 27, 1951, in Clarksdale, MS, to E.W. and Margaret(Blanton) Denis. She was 69 years old and a homemaker.
Graveside services will be held for Mrs. Morris on Friday, November 27, 2020, 2:00 P.M., at Double Springs Cemetery near Maben, MS.

Mrs. Morris is survived by 3 sons, Bobby Ray(Rexann) Prescott of Pontotoc, MS; Robbie(Dianna) Prescott of Ackerman, MS; Christopher Dale Mitchem of Houston, MS; 3 daughters, Tammy(Christopher) Carter of Saltillo, MS; Theresa(Mitch) Edwards of Greenwood, MS; Lisa H.(Andy) Prescott of Ackerman, MS; 3 sisters, Patricia Ann Garcia, West Point, MS; Janette(J.D.) Murray of Tucson, AZ; Suzanne Denis of Tucson, AZ, 14 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.

Willia Dean Gammill

Willia Dean Gammill passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020, at her residence, in Ackerman, MS. She was born August 17, 1940, in Union County, MS, to Barnett and Alma Alexander(Raines) Adair. She was 80 years old.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020, 11:00 A.M., at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS.

Mrs. Gammill is survived by 1 son, Jeffery Gammill of Ackerman, MS, 1 daughter, Janet Gaskin of Ackerman, MS, 1 brother, William Adair of St. Louis, MO, and 1 grandson, Aaron Patrick Gaskin.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Doyle Gammill, her parents, 1 grandson, Danny Joe Gaskin, and 1 sister, Jo Ann Phelps Vaughn.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Jerry B. Coleman

Jerry B. Coleman passed away Friday, November 20, 2020, at St. Dominic Hospital, in Jackson, MS. He was born June 19, 1950, in Winston County, MS, to William F. "Bill" and Dora O'Nelle(Bagwell) Coleman. He was 70 years old.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Jerry is survived by 2 brothers, Billy Coleman of Ackerman, MS, and Keith(Ann) Coleman also of Ackerman, MS. He also leaves behind several special nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Nelle Coleman.

Memorials may be made to Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, PO Box 294, Ackerman, MS, 39735.

Shirley Joyce (Crimm) Miller

Mrs. Shirley Joyce (Crimm) Miller, formerly of Ackerman, MS, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020, at St. Dominic Hospital, in Jackson, MS. Mrs. Miller was born August 17, 1939, in Choctaw County, MS, to James A. and Annie Lee(McCarty) Crimm. She was a factory worker and homemaker.

Private graveside services will be held for Mrs. Miller on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 1:30 P.M., at Salem Cemetery in Chester, MS.

Mrs. Miller is survived by 1 son, Dale(Jan) Miller of Brandon, MS, 1 daughter, Annette(Dearl) Brooks of Meridian, MS, 1 brother, Charles(Karen) Crimm of Ackerman, MS, 1 sister, Rhoda(James) Sanders of Ackerman, MS, 6 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Joe Miller, her parents, and 1 brother, Macky Crimm.

Memorials may be made to Salem Independent Methodist Church in Chester, MS

Charlie C Triplett

Charlie C Triplett, 60, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at his home. Graveside service will be Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at 1 p.m., from Louisville Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Ricky Kirk

Ricky Kirk, 59, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Graveside service will be Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at 2 p.m., from Louisville Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Phyllis Miller Hoskins

Funeral service for Ms. Phyllis Miller Hoskins will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 21, 2020 at New Zion M.B. Church. Interment will be in New Zion M.B. Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00-5:00 PM, November 20, 2020 from Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. 

Nancy S. Shepherd

Mrs. Nancy S. Shepherd, 90, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville. Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday, November 21st, at 1:30 P.M. at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy was born September 25, 1930, in Burnside, MS. She was retired as a drafter with the Mississippi State Highway Department. She was a member of First Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. W. “Bo” Shepherd; her parents, Ira Reginald and Bonnie Mae Slaughter; and a sister, Ruth Murphy.

She is survived by a son, Bruce (Donna) Shepherd of Weatherford, TX; a daughter, Sharon Shepherd of Louisville; and two grandchildren, Hanna Paige Shepherd and Laura Katelyn Shepherd.

Memorials may be made to First Methodist Church, P. O. Box 523, Louisville, MS, 39393.