Monday, May 21, 2018

Jimmy McWhirter

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Frances Long

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Long will be held at 11 AM Monday, May 21, 2018 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Clayton Peters officiating. Interment in Bond Baptist Cemetery. Visitation 5-9 PM Sunday, May 20, 2018 at John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services. 

Mrs. Long, 79, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 at Specialty Hospital in Meridian, MS. She lived in the Bond Community most of her life, but lived in Winston County the past 20 years. She worked in a garment factory for many years. Her hobbies include reading western novels and watching old television comedys. Mrs. Long is a member of Bond Baptist Church.
 
Preceded in death: Parents, Guy McKay, Myra Cumberland McKay; Husband, Thomas Long; Sisters, Lucille Houston, Ella Mae Pou; Brothers, Emmette, Roy, Raymond and Dickie McKay.
Survivors: Sons, Terry Long, Jeff Long and Bill Long, all of Louisville, MS; Brother, Norman McKay (Pauline) of New Orleans, LA; host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Scheherrazide Vazondrella Evans

Mrs. Scheherrazide Vazondrella Evans, 46, of Ackerman, Mississippi, passed on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Choctaw County Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 2 p.m., from Weir Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Weir, Mississippi. Visitation will be Monday, from Serenity Baptist Church, 106 North Airport Road, Ackerman, MS. 39735. Mrs. Evans, will be placed in the Church on Tuesday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Larry Boatner

Larry Boatner, age 67, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 18, 2018, at his residence in the Plattsburg Community of Winston County. Visitation will be Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Indian Springs Assembly of God Church on Mt. Calvary Road off Highway 25 South; as well as 1 p.m. until service time on Sunday. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Indian Springs Assembly of God Church with Rev. Franklin Smith officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Indian Springs Cemetery.

Albert Lee Whitehead

Albert Lee Whitehead, 66, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Noxubee General Hospital in Macon, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2018 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 12:00 p.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Neshoba County.

Eleanor Hutchison Whitmire

Eleanor Hutchison Whitmire (87) died on May 17, 2018, after suffering for over 14 years from Alzheimer’s. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Monday, May 21st, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Alex Coblentz and Rev. Chris Vowell officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Bethsalem Cemetery in Choctaw County.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Jerry Ricks

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Ricks will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2018 at Highland Baptist Church in Meridian with Bro. Jon Cooper and Bro. David Hutto officiating. Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church in Noxapater with Bro. Ed Newman officiating with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ricks, 67, of Meridian, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Ricks was an avid outdoors man who loved fishing and hunting. He was known for his love of friends, family and his church. He was a faithful member of Highland Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for over 16 years. He was also retired after over 40 years as traffic light controller and street maintenance supervisor with the city of Meridian as well as HVAC work with Whitehead Refrigeration.

Mr. Jerry is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Jo Ricks; Sisters, Joyce Way, Nell Ricks, Alice Ricks, Linda Waltmon, Marie Wilson, and Gayle Newman. Brothers, Jimmy Ricks, Billy Joe Ricks, Randy Ricks, Dorris Ricks as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

The family request memorials be made to the Gideon’s International or to The American Cancer Society.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Thomasson, Chris Ricks, Eddie Way, David Wilson, Bryan Ricks, Casey Ricks, Ron Waltmon, and Kevin Thomasson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Whitehead, R.W. Williams, Troy Smith, Dr. Dale Touchstone, Greer Goldman Stacey Ricks, Lee Thomasson, Robert Compton, Tom Clayton, Josh Newman, Justin Newman and Dan Fulton.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhamffh.com

The family will receive friends from 9:30 until service time at Highland Baptist Church prior to services.

Mary Ruth Lovorn Moody

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, 17, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Middleton Cemetery in Winston County with Rev. Curt Pace officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00-12:00 at McClain-Hays Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moody, 94, of Philadelphia, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at the Neshoba County Nursing Home.

Mary Ruth Lovorn Moody was born on February 3, 1924, in the Nanih Waiya community of Winston County, MS, to Henry Tom and Abby Fulcher Lovorn and entered her eternal home on May 15, 2018. She married Joseph W. Moody on August 19, 1944, and they had two children, David Keith and Mark Wilson.

She is predeceased by her parents; husband; sister, Mildred L. Long; brother-in-law, Arthur Ray Long; nephew, Stanley L. Long; and brother-in-law, Roy King Humphries.

She is survived by her sons; grandchildren, Erin Rebekah (Richard) Goldman, Jacob Keith Moody and Hannah Jean Moody; great-grandchildren, Avery Rebekah Goldman and William Jackson Polk; a sister, Kathy L. Humphries; brother-in-law, Aaron Buster Moody; nephew, Bobby Moody; and nieces, Suzanne Trott, Shannon Smith and Kelly Dawkins.

She spent most of her adult life as a homemaker and loved to sew, cook, and nurture her family. The values that were instilled in her by her parents, church and extended family were passed down to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and have exceeded her lifetime.

Pallbearers are Bobby Moody, Richard Goldman, Jacob Moody, Foster Welburn, Mike Tynes and Raymond Richardson.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Gideons International, or your favorite charity.

Paula Rogers Hendrix

Mrs. Paula Deloris Rogers Hendrix, at the age of “29” (born September 20, 1938) peacefully passed and joined other members of her family on May 15, 2018.

Paula grew up in Meridian, MS before meeting Jerry Wallace Hendrix of Louisville, MS on July 6, 1958 at Frank’s Drive-In. They began their life-journey on Valentine’s Day in 1959 enjoying 49 years of marriage and raising three children. They worked side-by-side at Hendrix Electric Company, Inc. for many years before opening PJ’s, a women’s clothing store with locations in both Louisville and Jackson, MS. Though she enjoyed her time in the business world, her passion was time with her family attending many sporting and school events. The last three years were spent sparring with her caregivers. We are forever grateful for their love and support. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her husband Jerry; her parents, Estelle and Paul Rogers of Meridian, MS; and her grandson, Tait Hendrix of Madison, MS.

She is survived by her daughter, Sheryl Hendrix of Tuscaloosa, AL; sons, Steve (Melinda) Hendrix of Madison, MS and Scott R. Hendrix of Tupelo, MS; grandchildren, Tal (Leah) Hendrix of Jackson, MS and Eron Hendrix of Tupelo, MS; and great-grandchildren, Cobb, Ann Mabry, Mary Tait and Walt Hendrix of Jackson, MS. Walt was born on Paula’s last birthday. She is also survived by two sisters, Gwendolyn (Brian) Eden and Linda (Durward) Smith.

We will celebrate her life Friday, May 18, 2018, with visitation at 12:00pm, followed by a service at 1:30pm all at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS. Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tait Hendrix Foundation at www.taithendrixfoundation.org or the New Hope Cemetery Fund, 22723 Hwy 14 East, Louisville, MS, 39339.



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Billie Clark McCully

Billie Joyce Clark McCully passed away on May 14, 2018 at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, MS. Billie Joyce was born June 7, 1931 to Spiva “Buck” Clark and Lucille Vickers Clark. She graduated as valedictorian of her class at Sturgis High School in 1949 and married James S. “Pete” McCully soon after. The couple made their home on the McCully Dairy farm in the Evergreen Community. In 1968 they purchased Pete’s Bait Shop on Cagle Street and operated it until 1987. She was an active member of Evergreen Baptist Church and served as church pianist and organist for over 40 years. She was also active in WMU and other programs of the church. She served as Woman’s Chairman for the Winston County Farm Bureau and later as a District Woman’s Chairman for the Mississippi Farm Bureau. 

Dorothy Jean Hutchison

Dorothy Jean Hutchison, 84, a retired factory worker, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, at Brooklyn Hall Personal Care Home near Mathiston, MS. Ms. Hutchison was born September 11, 1933, in Choctaw County, MS, to David C. and Mattie (King) Quarles. She was a member of the Bethsalem Church near Ackerman, MS.

Funeral Services for Ms. Hutchison will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow in the Bethsalem Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2018, from 10:00 AM until service time at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS.

Ms. Hutchison was survived by one nephew, Bruce Small and great nieces and nephews, Betty Bruce, Diane Taylor, Cindy Eubanks, Billy Spears, Angel Harbin, and Joey Stephenson.

Memorials may be made to the Bethsalem Historical Society.

Elijah Thompson

Elijah Thompson, 71, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Veteran Hospital, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Friday, May 18, 2018, from the Beck Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bethany Ebenezer Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Aslean Steele

Mrs. Aslean Steele, 90, of Louisville, passed on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 2 p.m., from New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, with Burial in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Steele, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Karen "Sissy" Matson

Karen “Sissy” Partridge Matson, age 55, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Lakeview Nursing Center in Gulfport, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Bro. David Keen of Bethel Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 11 a.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery.

George Aaron Miller



George Aaron Miller, 58, of Kosciusko, passed on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at University Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 2 p.m., from Maple Springs United Methodist Church, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home, Mr. Miller, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Center Ridge Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Sylvia Jackson

Mrs. Sylvia Jackson, 82, of Louisville, passed on Friday, May 11, 2018, at her home. Funeral Service will be Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 3 p.m., from Oak Grove #2 Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, with burial in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Jackson, will be placed in the Church on Sunday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Edward Eiland



Mr. Clarence Edward Eiland, 68, of Louisville, passed on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Winston County Nursing Home. Funeral Service will be Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home,burial will be in the New Zion Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Albert Cistrunk

Mr. Albert Cistrunk, 87, of Louisville, passed on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 11 a.m., from Mount Bell Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, with burial in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Cistrunk, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mary Frances Simpson

Visitation: 10:00AM til Service Time Saturday May 12, 2018 at New Haven Baptist Church near Weir, MS. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Saturday May 12, 2018 at New Haven Baptist Church near Weir, MS. Interment: New Haven Baptist Church Cemetery near Weir, MS

Billy Riley Weeks

Billy Riley Weeks, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at The University Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Sturgis, Mississippi with Rev. Kenneth Corley and Rev. Zac Cox officiating.

Billy was born November 27, 1951, in Winston County to Lee and Neva Porter Weeks. He was a retired book salesman.

Billy is survived by his sister, Martha Weeks, of Sturgis. He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials to be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund or the Winston County Genealogy Historical Society.

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.