Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Patricia Ann Ward

Patricia Ann Ward, 77, passed away on October 21, 2020, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 23 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Garner officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in Memorial Cemetery.

Ann was born October 7, 1943, to Vernon and Eva Parker Yarbrough in Winston County, Mississippi. She was a member of Wess Chapel Baptist Church. Ann enjoyed painting, fishing, and working in her flowers. She always had a bountiful vegetable garden from which she enjoyed canning and preserving the vegetables that she grew. Ann loved to cook meals for her family. She also had a love for animals of any kind…raising various types from coons to peacocks. Ann loved jewelry, and she enjoyed needlepoint such as cross stitching, crocheting.

Ann is survived by her husband of almost 55 years A. J. “J. J.” Ward of Louisville. She is also survived by her three sons: Tim Clark and wife Joann, Mike “Duge” Ward and wife Amy all of Louisville, and Shane Ward and wife Paola of Houston, Texas. One of her greatest joys was being “Nan” to her four grandchildren: A. J. Clark, McKayla Ward, Jacob Ward, and Noah Ward. Ann also leaves behind her eight siblings: Freddy Yarbrough, John Yarbrough, Vonne Clark, Mae Hemphill, Harold Yarbrough, Dewayne Ray, Algie McCullough, and Pearl Daniel as well as a host of loving nieces and nephews. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, and her siblings: Richard Yarbrough, Thaddeus Yarbrough, Rita Dollarhide, Haze Long, and James Yarbrough.

Serving as pallbearers are Fred Childs, A. J. Clark, Chase Fuller, Keith Matzek, Nick Reed, and Jacob Ward. Memorials in honor of Ann may be given to the Breast Cancer Association.

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.nowell-masseyfuneralhome.com.






William "Billy" Heard

William “Billy” Wade Heard, 69, passed away surrounded by his loving family on October 20, 2020, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. After suffering a stroke the end of May, his health had steadily declined. Graveside service and internment will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday,
October 22 at Rocky Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with Bro. Michael Wells officiating.

Billy was born August 10, 1951, to William “Bill” and Peggy Wade Heard in Louisville, Mississippi. He graduated from Louisville High School. Billy was a member of Ellison Ridge Baptist Church and loved spending time with his church family. Billy loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed preparing bar-b-que for friends. He was a member of Nanih Waiya Hunting Club for a number of years. Billy began his career with Merchant Truck Lines and later owned several small businesses including JB’s convenience store in Pontotoc, Mississippi, Billy’s convenience store in Starkville, Mississippi, and ending his career as the owner of The Pack Rat in Louisville, Mississippi.

Billy is survived by his mother, Peggy Heard, his loving wife of 38 years Judy Coalson Heard, his children: Stephanie Heard Harris of Philadelphia Mississippi, Tammy Williamson Shaw (David) of Argo Alabama, Pam Williamson Wiygul of Columbus, Mississippi, Liz Williamson Spears (Damon) of Osyka Mississippi; his brother Danny Heard (Donna) of Louisville, Mississippi and sister-in-law Janet Heard of Louisville Mississippi. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Tyler Salter, Reagan Harris, Brayden Harris, Bruce Shaw, Ashley Shaw, Wills Wiygul, Christopher Morris and Zack Morris as well as 5 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. Billy was preceded in death by his dad, Bill Heard and his siblings: Michael and Lloyd Heard.

Serving as pallbearers are Tyler Salter, Bruce Shaw, Christopher Morris, Zack Morris, Bradley Heard and Brandon Heard. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Association or the 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.nowell-masseyfuneralhome.com.




Barbara Eaves Chunn

Barbara Eaves Chunn, 67, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2020, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 23 at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Wayne Hill officiating. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi.
Barbara was born July 9, 1953, to John Henry and Beatrice Watkins Stevenson in Louisville, Mississippi. She enjoyed working in her flowers, cooking, and sewing. Barbara never met a stranger—she loved to talk! She dearly loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.

Barbara is survived by her daughters Michelle Tanksley of Louisville and Shannon Broussard (Oliver Bolt) of Noxapater. One of her greatest joys was being “Nanny” to her grandchildren: Skyler (Darrell) Moore, Tyler (Beth) Tanksley, Alexis (Kevin) Warner, Brandon Broussard, and Trenton Broussard. She also leaves behind her seven great-grandchildren: Quinton Tanksley, Sterling Tanksley, Kyler Walker, Aria Moore, Sadie Warner, Waylon Warner, and Collin. Barbara was preceded in death by husband Paul Edward Chunn, her parents, and her brother Harvey Eugene Stevenson.

Serving as pallbearers are Oliver Bolt, Brandon Broussard, Lee Broussard, Darrell Moore, Wes Tanksley, and Kevin Warner. Tyler Tanksley will serve as an honorary pallbearer. The family requests that memorials in memory of Barbara be given to Nowell Massey Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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.nowell-masseyfuneralhome.com.




Gladney Worrell

Gladney Luvell Worrell, 89, of Weir, MS, went home to his Lord on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Gladney loved the Lord, his family, friends, and Choctaw County. He had many jobs during his life. He worked in a service station, loaded groceries, delivered milk, drove a propane truck, but mostly, he was a carpenter and farmer. He taught Sunday School for almost 70 years, loved music, and served as Vice-President and President of the Choctaw County Singing Convention. Gladney was an elder at Old Lebanon Presbyterian Church. His prayer for his family was Isaiah 61:8-9, "In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the people. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the Lord has blessed."

Gladney is survived by his wife, Vera Tennyson Worrell, his sons, Eugene(Bettye) and Kevin(Barbara); his grandchildren, Jennifer(Nathan) Easterwood, Joshua(Miranda) Worrell, Sara Worrell, Jonathan(Cheryl) Worrell, and Nathaniel(Lauren) Worrell; his great-grandchildren, Mason and Emily Easterwood, Rivers, Rylan, and Ramsey Worrell, Noah and Samuel Worrell. He is also survived by his sister Jimmie Sue Upchurch and his nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Stranburg and Mazie Worrell, and his sister, Faye Worrell.

Outside services will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Old Lebanon Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m., with an outside visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman, MS is in charge of arrangements. Rev. Jerry Lawson, Eugene Worrell, and Jonathan Worrell will conduct the services. Pallbearers will be Joshua Worrell, Jonathan Worrell, Nathaniel Worrell, Nathan Easterwood, Mason Easterwood, and Adam Boggan.

The Worrell family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many prayers, expressions of love, kindness, and concern during this time of bereavement. May God bless you and keep you!

Charles Russell Eiland, Jr.

Charles Russell Eiland, Jr., 62, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at his home. Graveside service will be Friday, Oct., 23, 2020, at 11 a.m., from Bethel Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS., Visitation will be Thursday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Shirley Faye Hunt

Mrs. Shirley Faye Hunt, 67, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Shirley was born January 11, 1953, in Newton, Texas. She is survived by her husband, Larry Hunt of Louisville; three daughters, Sandy Lee Hunt, Heather Lynn Hunt, and Christy Renee Hunt, all of Louisville; a step-daughter, Joanne Houck of Winchester, CA; her mother-in-law, Margaret Fountain of Louisville; a sister, Jeannie Lou Brack; a brother, Michael Raye Brack; 6 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. 

A family memorial service will be held at a later date.









Dennis Brennan, Sr.

Dennis Brennan, Sr. passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020, at Diversicare Nursing Center, in Eupora, MS. He was born December 20, 1939, in St. Louis, MO, to Frank C. and Emily(Kennedy) Brennan. He was 80 years old.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Brennan is survived by 1 son, Dennis(Lisa) Brennan, Jr. of Pearl, MS, 1 daughter, Maureen(Bill) Power of Ackerman, MS, 2 sisters, Emily Brennan Maull of St. Louis, MO, Moira Brennan of St. Louis, MO, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and 1 sister.

Charlotte Ann Vickers

Charlotte Ann Vickers passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020, at her residence, in Sturgis, MS. She was born October 28, 1940, in Choctaw County, MS, to John and Mary Francis(Bagwell) Thompson. She was 79 years old.

Private graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Morgan Chapel Cemetery in Sturgis, MS, with Jeff Morgan and Luke Gardner officiating.

Mrs. Vickers is survived by 1 son, Keith(Sandy) Vickers of Sturgis, MS, 1 daughter, Sheila(Doug) Barksdale of Sturgis, MS, 1 brother, J.W. Thompson of St. Petersburg, FL, 1 sister, Eileen Alliston of Crystal Springs, MS, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Dale"Bud" Vickers, her parents, 1 brother, Hervey Thompson and 1 sister, Jeanette Barksdale.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Children's Village in Jackson, MS.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Samantha Jean Pruitt

Samantha Jean Pruitt, 30, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020, at her home in Noxapater, Mississippi. There will be a private family service with interment following in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

Samantha was born February 9, 1990, to Frances Smith Dupre and Joseph Wayne Pruitt in Starkville, Mississippi. She was a graduate of Noxapater Attendance Center and she also earned a degree from East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Mississippi. Samantha enjoyed her job working at Atwood Care Center where she loved taking care of her residents. She loved being outdoors where she especially enjoyed fishing and her animals. Her greatest joy was spending time with and loving her children.

Samantha is survived by her children Brice Adam Flores of Noxapater and Braylee Jean Pruitt of Columbus, Mississippi. She is also survived by her mother Frances Dupre of Noxapater, and her father Joseph Wayne Pruitt and special family friend Dolores Ross of Columbus. Samantha also leaves behind to mourn her passing her siblings: Bridget Anderson of Noxapater, Amanda Hampton of Macon, Mississippi, B. J. Williamson of Union, Mississippi, and Joseph Pruitt, Jr., of Macon. She is also survived by her loving nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Samantha was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Christine Sullivan, her maternal grandfather Vernon Smith, her paternal grandmother Betty Jean Hartsell Daniel, and her paternal grandfather Alfred J. Pruitt.

Samantha’s mother, brother and sister would like to give a special thank you to Shae Wyatt for bringing such peace and happiness to our baby this past year. The joy you gave her is something for which we will eternally be thankful.

Serving as pallbearers are Joseph Pruitt, Jr., B. J. Williamson, Amanda Hampton, Freddie “Peanut” Dertinger, Jr., Shondrick Hampton, and Sed White. The family requests that memorials in memory of Samantha be given to Nowell Massey Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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.nowell-masseyfuneralhome.com.




Friday, October 16, 2020

Rev. Doug Herring

Rev. Doug “Chief” Herring, 88, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 18 at Whitehead Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Lundy, Bruce Hosket, and Rusty McKnight officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville.
Doug was born October 20, to Harold Stanley and Willie Mae Sudduth Herring in Greenville, Mississippi. He faithfully attended Harmony Baptist Church in the Nanih Waiya Community and he was a member of the American Legion. Doug graduated from Greenville High School and Mississippi State University, and he attended Asbury Seminary in Kentucky. Bro. Doug was a minister and pastored various churches throughout his career. He also enjoyed his many missionary trips to Mexico and was founder and director of the Green Valley Boys Ranch. He answered the call of his country by serving eight years in the United States Army.

Bro. Doug is survived by his children: Marion Douglas Stoute of Jacksonville, Florida, Diana Buckner Vance and husband Danny of Coffeeville, Mississippi, and Christopher Timothy Herring and wife Marta of Louisville. One of his greatest joys was being “Granddaddy or Chief” to his five grandchildren: Christopher Owen Stoute, Christopher Hayden (Ning) Herring, Micah Timothy Herring, Sara Elizabeth Jackson, and Katherine Dale Hughes as well as his two great-grandsons Gerald Jackson and Asher Jack Herring. He also leaves behind his brother-in-law Timothy (Linda) Philhower. Bro. Doug was preceded in death by his wife Marion Wason Herring, his sisters Josie Bell Herring and Martha Herring Hutcherson, and three brothers William Keith Herring, James Harvey Herring, and Robert Russell Herring.

Serving as pallbearers are Bill Boggan, Don Hubbard, Dan Mittan, Jimmy Parkerson, Sam Paten, Clay Phillips, Jared Reeser, and Jackie Thames. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Stoute, Hayden Herring, Micah Herring, Mike Fuller, Morris Miller, Fred Nabers, Mike Whitehead, and Robert Wynn. Memorials in honor of Bro. Doug may be given to French Camp Academy Development Office, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745 with a designation for missions.

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.nowell-masseyfuneralhome.com.





Thursday, October 15, 2020

Brenda M. Taylor

Brenda Taylor, 70, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 18 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Wise officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 12 p.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will follow in Poplar Flat Cemetery.

Brenda was born July 7, 1950, to Olen and Maureen Watson McPherson. She was a member of Poplar Flat Baptist Church. Brenda loved to shop, work in her vegetable garden, and was an avid reader. She enjoyed visiting with her family and friends and was quick to let everyone know that Mark and LeeAnne were her pride and joy. She enjoyed playing games of Gin Rummy and Skip-bo with her family and her nursing home friends. Brenda was always happy; smiling and laughing with those around her and was young at heart! She spent her years working in Kilmichael Hospital and in the nursing homes in Eupora and Ackerman, where she enjoyed caring for patients and where she developed lasting friendships with her co-workers. Brenda maintained that loving, caring, and giving nature while at Elm Cottage with all of her cottage neighbors.

Brenda is survived by her loving husband Troy Taylor of Louisville. She is also survived by her children: LeeAnne Kilgore and husband Jason of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mark Nowell and wife Reba of Ackerman, Mississippi, Kim Ming and husband Keith, and Chad Taylor all of Louisville. One of her greatest joys was being “Mamaw Brenda” to her five grandchildren: Joshua Kilgore, Matthew Kilgore, Jacsen Nowell, Nicholas Nowell, Kory (Charlea) Liddell, and Cody (Anna) Ming, as well as her seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her loving nieces and nephews. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Lamar McPherson and Mickey McPherson, and her step-son Rex Taylor.

Serving as pallbearers are Joshua Kilgore, Kory Liddell, Jacsen Nowell, Logan Carter, Freddy Fulcher, Marty McPherson, and Richard Randle. Memorials in honor of Brenda may be given to Poplar Flat Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 684, 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.nowell-masseyfuneralhome.com.





Maxine Woods Dempsey

Maxine Dempsey, 77, passed away with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 17 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Earl Clark officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Interment will immediately follow the service in Whitehall Methodist Church Cemetery.
Maxine was born April 9, 1943, to Hansel and Rena Box Woods in Webster County, Mississippi. She was a member of Whitehall Methodist Church. She enjoyed painting and music and was an avid sports fan. She also enjoyed working in her flower beds in the yard and in her vegetable garden. Maxine was always gracious to everyone worrying more about her family than about herself. She dearly loved her family especially her grandchildren and was very proud of all their accomplishments. Maxine was a loving friend and was good to check on her friends and help whenever needed. She fought a hard battle with a lot of dignity and grace.

Maxine is survived by her children Kathy Owens and husband Tony of Richland, Mississippi, and Dwight Dempsey and wife June of Starkville, Mississippi. One of her greatest joys was being “Mamaw” to her grandchildren: Zachary Owens, Chloe Owens, Dylan Dempsey, and Dalton Dempsey. Maxine is also survived by her siblings: Levoy Woods, Elnora (Troy) Bright, and Diane (Connie) Dempsey as well as a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband David Dempsey, her daughter Denice Dempsey, her grandson Dylan Dempsey, and her parents.

Memorials in honor of Maxine may be given to Dylan Dempsey Memorial Fund, c/o Starkville Academy, 505 Academy Road, Starkville, MS 39759.

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.nowell-masseyfuneralhome.com.




Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Betty Loucinda Marshall

Mrs. Betty Loucinda Marshall, 81, of Louisville, MS., passed on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Specialty Hospital, Meridian, MS. Graveside Service will be Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at 11 a.m., from 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.

Grover Gene Burnham

He was a native of Winston County and a resident of the House Community in Neshoba County. He was a retired welder. Mr. Burnham was Baptist by faith.

Survivors include wife Joann Burnham of Philadelphia; sons, Grover Burnham, Jr. (Patricia), Glenn Burnham (Stephanie) and Jay Burnham, all of Louisiana; stepchildren, Mark Thompson (Bonnie) of Philadelphia, Annette Bell of Winston County, Donald Thompson (Tavia) of Winston County, Lisa Guidry of Louisiana, Randall Thompson of Winston County, Denise Saylor (Billy) of Louisiana; sisters, Betty Adams of Preston and Myrtis Boatner of Louisiana; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their families.

Mr. Burnham was preceded in death by parents, William and Beatrice Burnham; brothers, Melvin, Marvin, Jack, Leon, Johnny and Charles Burnham; and sister, Margie Lishman.

McClain-Hays Funeral Service, Philadelphia, MS.

Janet M. Bates

Janet M. Bates, 35, of Louisville, MS., passed on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at the North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. A memorial service will be Wednesday, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Sybil Todd Coward

Sybil Todd Coward, 92, passed away with her loving family by her side on Monday, October 12, 2020, in the Intensive Care Unit of Rush Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 15 in Union Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Greg Thomas officiating.

Sybil was born January 23, 1928, to Robert and Gussie Lorene Shaw Todd in Zama, Mississippi. She was a member of Union Ridge Baptist Church of Noxapater. She was a graduate of Noxapater High School, which was a boarding school at the time. Sybil lived in the dormitory and worked at Lane Barnes Grocery. She enjoyed playing basketball in high school and earned the All-State award. Sybil worked as a bookkeeper and in the accounting departments at various retailers. She was also the secretary for the Flower Ridge and South East Water Associations reading meters, billing, and collecting payments until she retired at the age of 85. Sybil was a hard worker; she loved to work and she also enjoyed fishing, needlepoint, embroidery, and working in her yard and her beautiful flowers. She was an exceptional seamstress and a great cook. One of her greatest enjoyments was to have all of her family at her house on a holiday. She also enjoyed cooking for her grandchildren and their friends at any time.

Sybil is survived by her five children: Billy Wayne Coward and wife Johnna of Noxapater, Barbara McCully and husband Stanley of Louisville, Danny Coward, Jerry Coward and wife Wanda also of Noxapater, and Barry Coward and wife Kathy of Clinton, Mississippi. One of her greatest joys was being “Granny” to her 10 grandchildren: Ramona Rogers, Anita (Paul) Peoples, Billy (Kim) Coward, Rebecca (Jeremy) Yates, Stacey (Dawn) McCully, Tyler (Amanda) Coward, Cody Coward, Angie (Michael) Pletzke, Emily (Todd) Wayts, and Christy (Andrew) Chason. Granny could say what she wanted about her grandchildren but no one else was allowed to do that! She also loved her great-grandchildren: Jonathan Rogers, Connor (Meagan) Peoples, Rowen, Caitlin, Alyssa, and Morgan Peoples, Sydney Coward, Ethan and Hunter Yates, Josh McCully, Rae Lynn and Hattie Coward, and Addison, Cooper, Zach Pletzke, Lily and Asher Wayts, and Lucy and Camille Chason, as well as her four great-great-grandchildren: Anabelle, Hayden, Aria, and August Peoples. Sybil is also survived by her brother-in-law Gerald Taylor and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Coward, granddaughter Amy Lyn Coward, great-grandson Judah Michael Peoples, her parents, and her siblings: Alma Norris, Edsel Todd, Gladys Taylor, and Howard Todd.

Serving as pallbearers are Barry Coward, Jerry Coward, Billy Coward, Cody Coward, Tyler Coward, and Stacey McCully. Honorary pallbearers are Andrew Chason, Josh McCully, Paul Peoples, Michael Pletzke, Derrell Taylor, Kary Todd, Todd Wayts, and Jeremy Yates. 

Memorials in honor of Sybil may be given to Union Ridge Cemetery Fund, c/o Jamie Clark, 1629 Johnson 5 Road, Noxapater, MS 39346 or 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.nowell-masseyfuneralhome.com.





Monday, October 12, 2020

Maggie L. Smith

Graveside service for Ms. Maggie L. Smith, 69, will be held Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM in Union Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Ann Pilgrim Holdiness

Ann Pilgrim Holdiness, 66, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home in Starkville, Mississippi. Visitation will be 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, October 12 at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 13 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Frazier, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Cemetery in Noxapater, Mississippi.
Ann was born January 19, 1954, to Dewitt and Aline Hall Pilgrim in Philadelphia, Mississippi. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Noxapater. Ann loved to cook and enjoyed caring for her many animals even baking the dogs chicken quarters as a treat every day. She also loved being outdoors; working in her flowers or in the vegetable garden. During her career, Ann worked for 33 years as a secretary in the Sudden Service, Inc. Division of The Taylor Group, from which she retired.

Ann is survived by her loving husband Jerry Holdiness and her son Patrick Holdiness and wife Antonia all of Louisville. She also leaves behind her brother Daniel (Beverly) Pilgrim of Macon, Mississippi, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her siblings: Ray Pilgrim, Linda Thomas, Barbara Young, and Jimmy Pilgrim.

Serving as pallbearers are Josh Baumunk, Ben Bourland, Boris Hunt, Rocky Jordan, Jason Reel, and Austin Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Marty DePriest, Greg Henderson, and Brian Leone. Memorials in honor of Ann may be given to Sunrise Cemetery Fund, Noxapater, MS 39346.

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.nowell-masseyfuneralhome.com.





Friday, October 9, 2020

Maggie L. Smith

Graveside service for Ms. Maggie L. Smith will be held Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM in Union Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel.

Jessie James Whitehead

Jessie James Whitehead, 80, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020, at North Point Nursing Home in Meridian, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 11 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville with Rev. Eddie Agnew officiating. Interment will follow in Vernon Assembly of God Church Cemetery.

Jessie was born January 6, 1940, to Charles Binford and Lillie Mae Garrard Whitehead in Winston County. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed farming and fishing. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Jessie is survived by his sister Kathy Ann Martin and husband Robert and his brother Gary Bin Whitehead all of Louisville. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Wanda Faye Adams and Margie Ann Whitehead, and three brothers Kenny Lamar, Guy Eugene, and Carl Lavell Whitehead.

Serving as pallbearers are Jack Allen, Josh Dempsey, Ricky Glass, Bobby Vick, Channing Watson, and Richard Watson. Memorials in honor of Jessie may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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.nowell-masseyfuneralhome.com.