Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Jerlisa Ilean Mullins


Jerlisa Ilean Mullins, 20, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at her home in Winston County Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 1 p.m., from Mount Sinai M. B. Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, March 6, 2015, from 12 Noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Miss Mullins, 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.

Luther C. Shumaker

Luther C. Shumaker, 73, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015, at his Home in Downers Grove, Illinois. Funeral Service will be Friday, at 11 a.m., from Pilgrim Rest M. B. Church, Ackerman, MS. Visitation will be Thursday from 12 noon until 6 p.m., at the Funeral Home. Mr. Shumaker will be placed in the Church on Friday one hour before service time. Burial will be in Pyler Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Ackerman, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in Charge of arrangements.

Charlie Wayne McKnight

FUNERAL SERVICES: Charlie Wayne McKnight---Visitation: Friday March 6, 2015, 1PM until Service Time @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Service: Friday March 6, 2015 @ 2:00 PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Interment: Enon Cemetery --SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com

Jessie J. Howard, Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. Jessie J. Howard Sr. will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Randall Dunaway & Rev. Bobby Lowrey officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Stephens Chapel from 5 - 8 PM. Interment will be in Indian Springs Cemetery.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Helen Gregory

Helen Marie Gregory, 81, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be on Monday, March 2, 2015, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Lundy and Rev. Charles Rook officiating. Interment will follow in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Nobel R. Dempsey


Noble Rural Dempsey, 73, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stacey Parvin officiating. Interment will follow in Whitehall United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jonathan Stokes officiating.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Earma Jean Eiland


Earma Jean Eiland, 80, passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at the University Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at 11 a.m., from Rockport United Methodist Church, Ackerman, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, from 12 Noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Eiland 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.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Kitty Clyde Coleman

Kitty Clyde Coleman, 65, passed away on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at the Starkville Manor, Starkville, MS. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Joyce Lindsey


Joyce Lavelle Lindsey 72, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 in Alexander, Arkansas. Visitation will be held Monday, February 23, 2015, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Misssissippi. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Bevill Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Louisville, Mississippi.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Clarence O. Higginbotham


Mr. Clarence Odell “Papaw” Higginbotham, 90, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Noxubee General Hospital in Macon, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 21st, at Mashulaville Baptist Church, with Rev. John Burkes officiating. Visitation will be at Mashulaville Baptist Church on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel W. Pearson

Hazel Worrell (Warrell) Pearson, 85, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015, in her Sulphur, Louisiana home. Visitation will be Thursday, February 19, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Visitation will also be from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Friday, February 20, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. in the Nowell-Massey Chapel. Interment will follow in Edgefield Cemetery in McCool, Mississippi.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hattie Mae Hathorn

Hattie Mae Hathorn, 81, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the Care Center of Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 2 p.m., from Maple Springs United Methodist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Hathorn will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Center Ridge Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Olan Young Harrington

Olan Young Harrington, 53, passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at his Home in Winston County Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at 1 p.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 Oliver Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements

Friday, February 13, 2015

Linda Dempsey

Linda Dempsey, 49, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, February 14, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 15, 2015, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Haggard officiating.

Rev. Dan Woodward

Rev. Dan Woodward
Ocean Springs

age 63, and Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Grand Bay,Al. passed away Feb. 11, 2014. Memorial: Fri. Feb. 13, 2015, 11:00am At His Church; Visit: 10-11. www.obryantokeefe.com

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lue Henry Lockett

Lue Henry Lockett, Jr., 58, passed away, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at the University Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at 12 p.m., from Tabernacle M. B. Church, Macon, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the New Providence Cemetery, Macon, Mississippi. Mr. Lockett will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Mallalieu B. Tribble

Mallalieu B. Tribble, 97, passed away on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at North Ridge Garden Nursing Home, Chicago, IL. Funeral Service will be Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at 11 a.m., from the Chapel of Beck Funeral Home, Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery, Louisville, Mississippi. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

James Carol Knighton

James Carol Knighton, 84, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Agnew officiating. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Following Masonic rites, interment will follow in Welcome Chapel Church Cemetery.

Andrew Clark Sharp

SERVICES: FRIDAY,
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
2:00 P. M.
MCCLAIN-HAYS CHAPEL

VISITATION: THURSDAY,
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
5:00 - 8:00 P. M.

INTERMENT: MT. CARMEL CEMETERY

Michael Paul "Mike" Younger


Brandon, MS:Michael Paul "Mike" Younger, 61, a big, caring man with an even larger personality, went home on February 9th, 2015.

Mike was born in Louisville, Mississippi, on October 20, 1953, the son of Paul Younger, a former Mississippi State offensive lineman and one of the founders of the Bulldog Club. Mike inherited his father's physical size, strength, sense of humor and love of Mississippi State.

Mike played in the offensive line six years for the Louisville Wildcats, made several all-star teams and followed his father's footsteps to Mississippi State where he played from 1971 to 1974.

Rockey Felker, one of State's all-time football heroes, says, "Mike and I were freshmen together. I was from Tennessee and didn't know anybody and Mike had practically grown up at State. He took me under his wing. I found out later he treated everybody that way. I've never met anybody who knew Mike who didn't love and respect him. And nobody, and I mean nobody, loved Mississippi State more than Mike."

A series of injuries kept Mike from reaching his full potential as a player, but he was, nonetheless, one of the team's most popular players. He was elected president of the M Club. He played on the nationally ranked 1974 State team that finished 9-3 and defeated North Carolina in the Sun Bowl. In 2013, that team was honored at halftime of a State game. Mike, the honorary captain of the team, walked onto the field on a specially made prosthetic leg, adorned with maroon foot with an MSU Bulldog on it.

He twice served as president of the Bulldog Club and was on the executive board for many years.

"I don't hunt, fish or play golf. My hobby is Mississippi State football," Mike said.

Straton Karatassos was the trainer at State during Mike's playing career and they became close, close friends. "When Mike put on that maroon and white uniform, it meant something to him. He cared about his teammates, he dearly loved his school. He was a guy you could count on."

Upon graduation from State, Mike attended law school at what he would refer to as "that school up north."

He then settled in Brandon where he practiced law for 36 years. He served as the Brandon Municipal Judge for 31 years with integrity, without pretentiousness, and treated everyone who came before him equally. He took his oath of office seriously, but he often brightened the courtroom with his humor.

Long-time friend, Jeff Robertson, chief investigator for the Brandon Police Department, loves to tell about the time Mike opened City Court thusly: "All right, all you who are going to plead guilty line up on this side. All of you who I am going to find guilty line up over here."

"He treated everyone fairly, whether you were a drug dealer or just somebody with a speeding ticket," said Vicky Williams, a former public defender in Rankin County.

Said John Emfinger, circuit judge of Rankin and Madison County, "Mike was a man of integrity and courage. He did the right thing even when he knew it could possibly have a great personal and professional cost to him."

Mike taught Sunday school at the First Methodist Church for 18 years and he began each lesson by saying, "Today's lesson is about sin and I'm against it."

Said Howard Lewis, who played tight end at State and was a roommate of Mike's, "We always thought Mike was going to be the Governor. When he was in the room, he was the center of attention. If he ever met a stranger, he wasn't a stranger for long. Mike Younger was an absolute prince of a man."

A visitation will be held Friday February 13, 2015 at Crossgates Baptist Church beginning at 9:30 a.m. until 11:45 with a memorial celebration of his life beginning at noon. Memorial donations can be made to the MSU Bulldog Club in honor of Mike. If you are unable to attend and wish to watch online you may do so at mikeyounger.crossgates.org.

Survivors are his wife, Lynn Goodwin Younger; children, Nicole Younger McKenzie (Brad), Paul Younger (Lauren) and Zachary Hollingsworth; grandchildren, Luke McKenzie, Landon McKenzie and Latham Younger; and brother Steve Younger (Patty).