Friday, June 5, 2020

Sue Price Shepperd

Sue Price Shepperd, 95, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Brooklyn Hall Personal Care Home in Mathiston, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Noxapater with Rev. Michael Wells officiating.

Sue was born October 20, 1924, to Andrew Jackson and Berta Jones Price. She was a member of Noxapater Baptist Church. Sue loved to travel and was always ready “to go.” She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grands. She also helped raise many other children through the years as she loved to babysit; there was nothing she enjoyed more than rocking babies and singing to them. She faithfully read her Bible and enjoyed reading aloud to others at the personal care home. Her favorite meal was Wendy’s chicken nuggets, strawberry ice cream, and a Coca Cola.

Sue is survived by her daughter Judy Lovorn and husband Jimmy of Noxapater, Mississippi. One of her greatest joys in life was being “Granny” to her grandchildren: Christie (Scott) Stokes and Jimbo (Holleigh) Lovorn; and to her eight great-grandchildren: Haley Pierce, Hayden Pierce, Olivia Lovorn, John Tabor Stokes, Cooper McMullen, Carli Stokes, Sadie Lovorn, and Jack Lovorn. Sue was preceded in death by her husband Oneil Shepperd; her parents; five brothers: Johnnie, Leon, Jerald, Robert, and Glenn Price; and three sisters: Jewel Jackson, Catherine Dunn, and Charlotte Avery.

Serving as pallbearers are Jimbo Lovorn, Scott Stokes, Tabor Stokes, Cooper McMullen, Parker Ming, Hayden Pierce and Wayne Price. Honorary pallbearers are Olivia Lovorn, Carli Stokes, Sadie Lovorn, Haley Pierce, Jack Lovorn, and Kenny Price. Memorial contributions in honor of Sue may be given to Mt. Carmel Cemetery Fund, c/o Noxapater Baptist Church, P. O. Box 251, Noxapater, MS 39346 or to Baptist Children’s Village, P. O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027.

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.



James Russell McClure

James Russell McClure passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the VA Nursing Home, in Kosciusko, MS. He was born on November 18, 1926, in Choctaw County, MS, to Ethel Robert and Chirstine(Weatherall) McClure. He was 93 years old. Mr. McClure was a retired carpenter.

Private graveside services will be held at Chester Baptist Cemetery near Ackerman, MS, on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. McClure is survived by 2 sons, Larry(Patricia) McClure of Ackerman, MS, Terry(Terri) McClure of Ackerman, MS, 3 sisters, Brenda(Dan) Wise, Linda(Ben) Tharp, and Nita Connell all of Ackerman, MS, 3 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Mr. McClure was preceded in death by his wife, Drexell McClure, his parents, 1 son(Lonnie McClure), 3 brothers, and 3 sisters.

Memorials may be made to Chester Baptist Church.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Lila Strickland


   Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.















Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Darlyne Livingston Cullwell

Mrs. Peggy Darlyne Culwell, 79, passed away on June 1, 2020, at her home in Louisville after a brief illness. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 3rd, at Betheden Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Culwell was born December 8, 1940, in Louisville. She was a 1959 graduate of Louisville High School, and drove a school bus for over 25 years with the Louisville school system. She loved farming with her husband, Wayne, and enjoying being outside in her flower garden. She was a faithful member of Flower Ridge United Methodist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Culwell; a son, DeWayne Culwell; her parents, Pete and Mildred Clearman Livingston; and her sister, Kaye McDaniel.
She is survived by two daughters, Peggy (Randy) Skinner of Union, MS, and Kathy (Paul) McBrayer of Louisville; grandchildren, Kelly (Scott) Hayman, and Kyle Skinner; and two great grandchildren, Hadley and Taylor Hayman.

The Culwell family would like to thank Darlyne’s caregivers, Glenda Edwards and Annie Lovorn, and Encompass Hospice of Columbus, for the excellent care they gave Darlyne during her final days.

Memorials may be made to Betheden Cemetery Fund, c/o Randle Livingston, 247 Livingston Road, Louisville, MS, 39339, or Gideons International, P. O. Box 556, Louisville, MS, 39339.



Saturday, May 30, 2020

James Kenneth Koon

Mr. James Kenneth Koon, Sr., 86, a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather, passed away on May 28, 2020, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, as the result of an automobile accident that also injured his wife, Tibby. 

Ken was born August 9, 1933, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to James Edward and Martha Rucker Koon. He graduated from Elizabeth Messick High School in Memphis, TN; and received his degree in business administration from Memphis State University, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. Ken’s professional career included associations with Georgia Pacific, Louisiana Pacific, and Taylor Machine Works. He most recently served as marketing director for CAHABA Forging and Supply Co. of Tuscaloosa, AL. He was an Air Force veteran, where he served as a pilot. His call name was “Tree Top”, referring to his 6’ 7” height. He was a faithful member of First Methodist Church of Louisville. Ken was a much beloved story teller, and entertained family and friends with detailed stories and vivid tales.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, James Kenneth Koon, Jr., a sister, Patsy Jean Haun; and a brother, Craig Lee Koon.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Lovvorn “Tibby” Koon; a daughter, Kimberly Ann Koon of Louisville; a sister, Claire Koon Haun of North Little Rock, AR.; three grandchildren, Jerry Koon, Jamie Koon, and Fields Major; one great granddaughter, Myla Klair Koon; and a host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Due to Tibby’s injuries and the Covid 19 pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to First Methodist Church, P. O. Box 523, Louisville, MS, 39339, or Rhodes Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 110, Houston, MS, 38851.





Gregory " Little Joe" Kemp

Services will be held at a later date.




Thursday, May 28, 2020

Linda Lee Jones

Linda Lee Jones passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at her residence, in Mathiston, MS. She was born on October 1, 1958, in Maben, MS, to James Herman and Nellie(Bell) Frost. She was 61 years old. Mrs. Jones was a wife and homemaker.

Private graveside services will be held at McClelland Cemetery near Sturgis, MS, on Friday, May 27, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, Charles Jones of Mathiston, MS, 2 sons, Jeremy(Amanda) Smith of Maben, MS, Matthew(Haley) Smith of Sturgis, MS, 2 brothers, James Earl(Myra) Frost of Mathiston, MS, Herman Terry Frost(Tammy) of Mathiston, MS, 1 sister, Barbara(Ricky) Franks of Mathiston, MS, and 4 grandchildren.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother(Jerry Frost), and 1 sister(Rebecca Frost).

**These services are being conducted under the rules, regulations, and guidance set forth by the CDC, State and local governments, and recommendations of the NFDA and MFDA to prohibit the spread of COVID-19**

Donnie Edward Goss

Donnie Edward Goss, 68, of Columbus, Mississippi, formerly of Louisville, MS., passed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at his home. Graveside service will be Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 11 a.m., from New Zion Church Cemetery, 48 New Zion Road, Louisville, MS 39339. Mr. Goss, was a long time Principal with the Columbus Municipal School Distict. He is survived by, his wife, Wynella Goss, son; Talmadge Goss, Daughter, Precious Goss, ; Father, Leon Goss, Brothers; Ralph Goss, Ellis Goss, Melvin Goss and Stanley Goss, Sister; Carolyn Price, Nieces, Nephews and other relatives and friends. Beck funeral home of Louisville in charge of arrangements

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sue Kirkpatrick Mitchell

Sue Kirkpatrick Mitchell, a lifelong resident of Winston County, passed away on May 26, 2020 at age 89. She was surrounded by family, and joins her beloved husband Bruce Mitchell and her parents Hayes and Ollie Kirkpatrick, in eternal rest and peace.

Sue grew up on her family’s farm on Highway 25, south of Louisville. She graduated from Louisville High School, where she was a champion debater and Salutatorian of her class. These admirable qualities along with her beauty attracted the attention of a young man from Winston County’s Poplar Flat community named Bruce Mitchell, who was serving in the Navy and would become her husband soon after World War II was over.

Sue obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi University for Women. She taught elementary school in Zama, Mississippi for several years and then returned to further her education at Mississippi State University, where she obtained an Ed.D in Education. She worked in pre-school and early education programs at MSU which provided “reading readiness” training to young children from the Golden Triangle area. Indeed, Sue was a school teacher in one form or another during her entire working life; including private tutoring and helping people obtain GEDs.

Sue lived a life of selfless Christian devotion to her family, church, and community. With Bruce, she created a bountiful, vibrant home for her children and instilled in them all the right values. In time, she became a loving, generous grandmother and great-grandmother. Sue was a longtime dedicated member and leader of Calvary Baptist Church, and member of the choir. She was active in the Women’s Missionary Union throughout her adult life, serving as President of WMU as well as coordinator and leader of statewide WMU programs.

Sue was elected as a Trustee of the Louisville Municipal School District in the early 1980s and served on the school board with distinction for several years. She was well read and well informed. She and Bruce traveled across the United States and throughout Europe and Asia. At home, she loved to work in her flower beds and gardens and was a superb cook and baker. She was also an excellent seamstress, and later in life, a truly master quilter.

A cherished part of Christmas at the Mitchell house was Sue’s re-telling of the Christmas story, straight from the Gospels, by heart. We beheld in wonder that long after dementia took away her short-term memory, Sue could still remember and sing all four verses of her favorite hymns. May her memory be a blessing.

Sue was predeceased by her beloved husband Earl Bruce Mitchell, her parents, and prior generations. She is survived by her sister, Martha Kirkpatrick DuBard (Leo, deceased), her three children: Judith Mitchell Wiener (Joshua), Michael Hayes Mitchell (Sharon), Janet Marie Mitchell, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Graveside services and interment will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 29 at Camp Ground Cemetery with Dr. Johnny Collins officiating. The family urges everyone to follow the COVID-19 precautions in place under Executive Order 1466 of Governor Tate Reeves.

Donations in Sue’s honor may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, c/o Joellen Johnson, 5410 Old Robinson Road, Louisville, MS 39339 or a charity of your choice.

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.





Lonnie Lee Holman

Lonnie Lee Holman, 31, of Ackerman, Mississippi, passed on Monday, May 25, 2020 in Attala County Mississippi, from an accidental drowning. Graveside services will be Friday, May 29, 2020, at 11 a.m., from Hopewell M.B. Church Cemetery. funeral homes have been advised to keep, visitations, funerals, and memorial services to the smallest gathering of immediate family members only. By orders of the Governor. Beck Funeral Home of Weir in charge of arrangements.

Angarea Waldrip

Angarea Waldrip, 63, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at her home. Graveside service will be Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 11 a.m., from Louisville Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Funeral homes have been advised to keep visitations, funerals and memorial services to the smallest gathering of immediate family members only By orders of the Governor. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

James David “JL” Pierce

Graveside services for James David “JL” Pierce will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 3 p.m. from Golden Grove Cemetery. McClain-Hays is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Pierce, 80, of Carthage, died Sunday, May 24, 2020.

He was a native of Kemper County and lived most of his life in Neshoba County. He loved his family, never met a stranger, had a good heart and enjoyed being around people. Mr. Pierce was a member of Golden Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by his daughters, Linda Edmonds of Noxapater, Martha Anding of Union, Brenda McNeil of Lena and Nora Ainsworth of Noxapater; son, Jason Pierce (Gail) of Vardaman; step- daughter, Nancy Coats (David) of Philadelphia; step-son, Scott Keen of Philadelphia; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Bessie Bryant (George) of Gautier; a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his son, Edward Pierce; sisters, Bonnie Keen and Myrtle Miller.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Glenda McDonald Jennings

Mrs Glenda Jean Jennings, 69, passed from this life on May 23, 2020 at Winston County Hospital, Louisville, MS, where she was also born .

A graveside service will be held Wednesday May 27th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Jennings was born December 22, 1950 at Winston County Hospital in Louisville, MS. She was employed at the Spartans Corp. and then TRW until being placed on disability. She was a member of South Louisville Baptist Church. Glenda Jean was a very talented cook and seamstress. She graduated from Louisville, MS, and attended ECJC In Decatur, MS

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dannie O’Neil McDonald and Willie Dean (Rimes) McDonald.

She is survived by her husband Stansel Earl Jennings, a daughter Deanna Michelle Jennings and two fur babies Crickett and Trooper; Brother Mike McDonald and Cindy of Erie, PA and sister Kathy Ishee of Anniston, AL., Mother-in-Law Geraldine Jennings and sister-in-law Mary Jennings Brock, both of Kosciusko, MS.

Funeral Homes have been advised to keep visitations, funerals, and memorial services to the smallest gathering of immediate family members only. Please keep these families in your prayers. and may God bless us all. ONLY 20 PERSONS MAY ATTEND, BASED ON GOVERNOR'S ORDER.





Melinda “Susie” Skipper

Graveside services for Melinda “Susie” Skipper will be held Sunday, May 24, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. from Chamberlain Cemetery in Kemper County with Rev. Jessie Napp and Rev. Ben Skipper officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Skipper, 65, of Preston, died Saturday, May 23, 2020, at her home.

She was a native and longtime resident of Kemper County and worked as a legal secretary. Susan loved her grandchildren and church family. She also loved her cat, Sledge, and dog, Bailey. Ms. Skipper was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Kemper County.

Survivors include sons, Allen Conner (April) of Philadelphia and Chris Russell (Samantha) of New Orleans; grandchildren, Isaiah Conner, Kinsley Conner, Brooklyn Russell, Ashton Russell, Ethan Russell and Noah Osley; great-grandchild, Addelyn; brothers, James Skipper (Sue) of Shuqualak, Michael Skipper of Louisville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Ms. Skipper was preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Helen Skipper; and brother, Wayne Skipper.

Cindy Stringfellow Crawley

Cindy Stringfellow Crawley, 60, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24 at Camp Ground Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Collins officiating. The family urges everyone to follow the COVID-19 precautions in place under Executive Order 1466 of Governor Tate Reeves.

Cindy was born on August 9, 1959, to Lonnie and Barbara Carter Stringfellow. She was a graduate of Louisville High School and a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Cindy was a registered nurse; she enjoyed her animals and working in her flowers.

Cindy is survived by her daughter Megan Young Withers and husband Dr. James Withers of Kosciusko, Mississippi, and her son Matt Young and wife Missy of Louisville. She is also survived by two sisters Robin Wood and Traci (Steve) Brock all of Brandon, Mississippi. One of her greatest joys in life was being “Grammy” to her seven grandchildren: Anna-Young Withers, Eli Withers, Caroline Withers, Barbara Withers, Sarah Margrett Withers, Kody Young, and Kylar Young. Cindy was preceded in death by her parents.

Serving as pallbearers are Jimmy Boswell, Bobby Joe Edwards, Jordan Mitchell, Mike Mitchell, Justin Wilkes, and Matt Young. Memorial contributions in honor of Cindy may be given to Calvary Baptist Church, c/o Jo Ellen Johnson, 4109 Old Robinson 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.



Friday, May 22, 2020

Betty Lou Brooks

Betty Lou Brooks passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at her residence, in Mathiston, MS. She was born on March 31, 1939, in Mathiston, MS, to Alton and Leevie (Reed) Nickels. She was 81 years old. Mrs. Brooks was a retired secretary for Starkville LP Gas.

Private graveside services will be held at Blythe Creek Cemetery near Mathiston, MS, on Friday, May 22, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.

Mrs. Brooks is survived by 1 son, Tony Brooks of Mathiston, MS, 1 daughter, Sharon Brooks of Mathiston, MS, 1 sister, Faye Ray(William) of Maben, MS, 2 granddaughters, Katie(Joel) Coleman of Starkville, MS, Brook(Jonathan) Miller of Birmingham, AL, 3 great-grandsons, Cal & Cade Coleman of Starkville, MS, Reed Miller of Birmingham, AL, and awaiting the arrival of the first great-granddaughter in September, Chloe Kate Coleman.

Mrs. Brooks was preceded in death by her husband, Cedric Brooks, her parents, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.

Memorials may be made to Blythe Creek Cemetery.

Belinda Edwards Burns

Belinda Edwards Burns, 61,of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at her home. Graveside service will be Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 11 a.m., from Mount Sinai Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements. Because of the Governor's Order, Funeral Homes have been asked to keep gathering to the lowest number of immediate family members. Please keep these families in your prayers.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Robert E. Hudson

Graveside Services for Mr. Robert E. Hudson, 78, will be held Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM with interment in Enon Cemetery, Ackerman MS. Taylor Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be Friday May 22, 2020 from 1:00-5:00 PM at the Funeral Home.

**These services are being conducted under the rules, regulations, and guidance set forth by the CDC, State and local governments, and recommendations of the NFDA and MFDA to prohibit the spread of COVID-19**

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Karen Holyk

Services will be at a later date.



Sunday, May 17, 2020

Alton “R.A.” Hamilton

Family graveside services for Alton “R.A.” Hamilton will be held Monday, May 18, 2020 at 2 p.m. from Plattsburg Cemetery with Rev. Ed King officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hamilton, 81 of Union, died Friday, May 15, 2020. He was a native of Plattsburg Community of Winston County and was a resident of Linwood Community of Neshoba County for the past 30 years. Mr. Hamilton was a farmer and Baptist by faith.
He is survived by his wife, Mabel Hamilton of Union; daughters, Betty Ann Lee (Dewayne) of Louisville, Wanda Burks (John) of Louisville and DrLisa Thomas (Chris) of Starkville; sons, Gary Hamilton (Teresa) of Noxapater, John Glenn Hamilton of Dixon and Jimmy Hamilton (Janice) of Louisville; stepchildren, Pete Richardson, Patti VanDevender and Jean Richardson, all of Louisville; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Hamilton of Noxapater, Merle Duran of Noxapater, Rachel Mayo of Louisville and Diane Feasel of Philadelphia; numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Mr. Hamilton is preceded in death by his parents, John and Sue Hamilton; sisters, Kathy Todd and Mary McCann.