Friday, December 28, 2012

Bobbie Jean Veazey

FUNERAL SERVICES: Bobbie Jean Veazey---Visitation: Saturday December 29, 2012, 10AM until Service Time @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS Service: Saturday December 29, 2012 @ 11AM @ Coleman Funeral Home. Interment: Mt. Moriah Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @www.colemanfuneral.com

Bobbie Shaw


Miss Bobbie Dean Shaw, 82, died Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 30th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Stacy Parvin officiating. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 PM until service time at Porter Funeral Home.
Mrs. Shaw was born September 20, 1930, in Winston County, MS. She was a graduate of Bond High School, the University of Southern Mississippi, and received her Masters degree in Education from the University of Mississippi. She was a school teacher in Meridian for many years, and was a reading specialist for the Meridian Public School System. She later taught at Winston Academy and in the Louisville Public School Systems. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three sisters, Shirley (Jim) Dawson of Houston, TX, Etheleen Shattles of Richton, MS, and Charlene (Miles) McNeill of Texas; and three brothers, Clifton Houston “Billy” Shaw of Philadelphia, MS, Samuel David (Doris) Shaw of Bell, TN, and James Bruce (Faye) Shaw of Louisville, MS.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Alvin Savior

Alvin Savior, 57, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2012, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral service will be Saturday, December 29, 2012, from Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday from 12 noon until 6 p.m. at Beck Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church on Saturday one hour before service time.

Willie Mae Blackwood

Funeral Service for Willie Mae Blackwood---Visitation: Thursday December 27, 2012, 5PM until 8PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS Service: Friday December 28, 2012 @ 11AM @ Coleman Funeral Home. Interment: Enon Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @www.colemanfuneral.com

Earnest "Spark Plug" Stevenson

Mr. Earnest "Spark Plug" Stevenson, 85, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Thursday, December 27, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012, at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church with Rev. Roger Griffin officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Born on August 15, 1927, Mr. Stevenson was a member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church. He was a retired school bus driver for Choctaw County Schools.

Mr. Stevenson is survived by four daughters: Sherry Burton of Louisville, Mississippi; Shelia Burton and husband, Douglas, of McCool, Mississippi; Gena Stevenson of Madison, Mississippi; and Sylvia Reed and husband, Larry, also of Louisville; and two sons, Kenny Stevenson and wife, Glenda; and Stevie Stevenson and wife, Leslie, all of McCool. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bunyon and Commila Wasson Stevenson.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Morgan, Steve Hodges, Matt Mayo, Leon Stevenson, and Chris Stevenson. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Elisabeth Thurmond Herring Sinclair


Mrs. Elisabeth Thurmond Herring Sinclair, died December 25, 2012, at her home in Tupelo, MS, after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 29th, at Grace Episcopal Church at 161 E. Peace St, Canton, MS. Visitation will be Saturday one hour prior to the service at Grace Episcopal Church. Interment will be in Canton Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home of Louisville is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sinclair was born September 14, 1926, Gracey, Kentucky. She graduated from Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville, KY; and attended Sullins College in Bristol, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth Lee Eckles and John L. Thurmond; two husbands, Lawrence M. Herring, and Dr. Charlie R. Sinclair; two sons, Don Herring and Lute Herring; and three brothers, William H. Thurmond, John M. Thurmond, and Lute E. Thurmond. Elisabeth loved being a wife, mother, aunt, and having all the family with her. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, the Episcopal Church, and was never without a faithful dog companion.
She is survived by her son, William L. (Fran) Herring of Tupelo; five step-children, Charlie Ray (Stephanie) Sinclair, Jr. of Brandon, MS, Kathryn S. (Paul) White of Tupelo, Karon S. (Clint) Barnes of Brandon, MS, Becky S. (Harry) Pepper of Canton, and Wanda S. (Will) Tucker of Rapids, MI; eighteen step-grandchildren, and five step-great grandchildren; and special caregivers, Nikki Tyes, Janice Hollis, and Shelia Shannon.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Mary Montez Reece

FUNERAL SERVICES: Mary Montez Reece---Visitation: Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5PM until 7PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS Service: Thursday December 27, 2012 @ 11AM @ Coleman Funeral Home. Interment: South Union Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com

Elise Fulgham


Mrs. Elsie Fulgham, 67, passed away on December 23, 2012, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 26, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, December 27, 2012, with Rev. Justin Wilcher officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Fulgham was born on June 25, 1945, to James B. and Ina Mae Chamblee Jackson. She was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church and she enjoyed volunteering through the Hospital Auxiliary in the Gift Shop at Winston Medical Center. She worked at Community Counseling Services in Program Assistance.

She is survived by her two daughters, Amanda Cornett of Louisville, Mississippi, and Misty Thompson and husband, Brian, of Novi, Michigan; her son, Tommy Fulgham and wife, Tammy; her mother, Ina Mae Jackson all of Louisville; and two brothers, Jimmy Jackson and wife, Helen Marie, also of Louisville; and Jeff Jackson and wife, Wanda, of Winfield, Alabama. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Katy and Ben Thompson, Tyler Burnham, and Trent Fulgham; as well as, three nephews, one niece; five great-nieces; and one great-nephew. Mrs. Fulgham was preceded in death by her father, James B. Jackson.

Pallbearers will be Courtney Fondren, Scott Jackson, Gregg Jackson, Rusty Foster, Tim Luke, and Joey Eubanks. The family requests that memorials be given to The Melanoma Research Foundation, P. O. Box 759329, Baltimore, MD 21275-9329.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Catherine Smyth


Mrs. Catherine McGahey Smyth, 93, died Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 26th, at Louisville Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Sandra Sisson and Rev. Chris Kiepe officiating. Interment will be in Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday at Louisville Presbyterian Church from 1:00 PM until service time. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Smyth was born October 25, 1919, in Winston County, MS. She was a graduate and valedictorian of Bond High School. She was a founding member of Lake Tiak O’Khata Resort. She was an artist, and painted into her 90’s; and was an invited member of the American Society of Botanical Artist. She was a longtime member of Louisville Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Smyth; her parents, W. C. and Ora Bell Smyth; and a brother, C. C. "Lucky" McGahey.
She is survived by a daughter, B. J. Kelleghan of Louisville; a son, Charles (Beverly) Smyth of Louisville; three grandchildren, Leslie Charles Smyth, Catherine Kelleghan McGee, and Lee Smyth; and four great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Moe Yarbrough, Charley McCool, Jeff Fulton, Max McGee, David Wilson, Sonny White, Henry Brandt, and Tony Wilder.
Memorials may be made to Louisville Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 506, Louisville, MS, 39339.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Elnora Kirkwood

Elnora Kirkwood, 75, passed away at her home on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Funeral service will be Sunday, December 23, 2012, at 2 p.m., from Weir Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Weir, Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church on Sunday, one hour before service time. Burial will take place at Millsprings Cemetery, Weir, MS.

Pete Arnold

Mr. Pete Arnold, 74, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012, at Winston Medical Center inLouisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Thursday, December 27, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Halfacre officiating. Interment will be in Sardis Cemetery.

Born on June 21, 1938, Mr. Arnold was a member of First Apostolic Church of Louisville. He was a businessman and enjoyed his career as a real estate professional. He was a member of the Mississippi Real Estate Commission and he answered the call of his country by serving in the United States Navy in the Post Korean and the Vietnam Wars.
Pete is survived by wife of 50 years, Patricia “Pat” Arnold of Louisville; his daughter, Teresa Hazel Fovel and husband, David, of Rochester, New York; and two sons, Ralph Arnold and wife, Georgia, of Elkmont, Alabama; and Aaron H. Arnold of Louisville. He is also survived by two sisters, Rose M. Hollingsworth of Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Hazel James and husband, Mike, of Lakewood, California; and three brothers, Gerald Rivera and wife, Angela; Hal M. Arnold and wife, Laurie; and Danny Arnold and wife, Carolyn, all of Louisville. Pete has four grandchildren: Christopher Fovel, Samantha Fovel, Gregory Fovel, and Timothy Fovel; as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Luz Almodovar Rivera.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Carter, Christian Allen, Chris Sullivan, Leo Hathorn, Tony Pelayo, Sammy Hill, Jerry Koon, and Phillip Aman. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be given to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas TX 75284-0692.



Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mavis Creekmore

Mavis Creekmore, 96, Noxapater, died 12-17-2012. 

Arrangements: J.E. Stephens.

Johnny Clarence Day

Mr. Johnny Clarence Day,64, passed on Saturday, December 15, 2012 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. A private memorial service will be held 3:00 P.M. Saturday, December 22, 2012 from the home of Mrs Ella Day.

Ella L. Forster

Mrs. Ella Louise Forster, 99, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 22nd at 1:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Tom Clark officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Forster was born March 20, 1913, in Baltimore, MD. She was an office manager for Union-Pacific and GM&O Railroad, and a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaretha Dorothea Timm and Oskar Michael Wilhelm Forster.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews, James W. Rowsey, William Hull Forster, Michael Hull Forster, Susan Hull Forster, Juliana Forster Dowell, Kurt Michael Forster, and Karen Lynn Forster Chapman.
To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.

William F. "Bill" Appleby

Dr. William F. "Bill" Appleby passed away peacefully, November 6, 2012, in Lake Junaluska, NC. He was born June 20, 1928 in Drew, Ms. and was a graduate of Eupora High School, Millsaps College (BA '50 & Honorary Doctorate of Divinity '87), Emory University Candler School of Theology (Masters of Divinity '52) and the Methodist Theology school in Ohio (Doctorate of Ministry '78).

A United Methodist minister, Brother Bill faithfully served and loved many small and large churches in North Mississippi for 42 years. He held special affinity for small membership churches and was a co-founder of the first "Cooperative Ministry" in the North Mississippi conference involving 26 congregations on 3 pastoral charges in Thishomingo County. He served as District Superintendent of the Tupelo District and a Conference Council Director of both the North Mississippi and Mississippi Conferences. Additionally, he served on many conference boards and commissions as well as institutions affiliated with the United Methodist Church. He was honored to have served as a delegate representing his conference at the Southeastern Jurisdictional and the General Conferences of the United Methodist Church.

Bill was proud to serve the church and its people and to have mentored and counseled others, particularly young clergy. He cherished his deep and meaningful friendships with others.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Smith Appleby, and leaves a loving wife, Minna Hayes Appleby, and his children, Frank and Libby (Marty Stamper), and their children Will and Lizzy Appleby and Layne & Taylor Smith as well as his step children, Greg Gilbert (Suzy) and Kyle Gilbert (Julia) and their children.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00AM Saturday, January 5th., at the Frist United Methodist Church in Clarksdale, Ms. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 9:00AM prior to the service. Interment will be private at LaGrange UMC in Choctaw County.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a United Methodist affiliated ministry or institution of your choice.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pearl Clark Hodge

Mrs. Pearl Clark Hodge, 82, passed away on December 17, 2012, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 19, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, December 20, 2012, with Rev. Rob Faulk and Rev. Trent Jaudon officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Hodge was born on February 22, 1930, to Joseph L. and Minnie Bela Ray Clark. She was a member of South Louisville Baptist Church and she retired as a nurse’s aide at Winston MedicalCenter. For more than 40 years, “Miss” Pearl served as a nursery attendant at South Louisville BaptistChurch touching numerous lives.

She is survived by her two sons, Joe Hodge and wife, Kathy, and Clark Hodge all of Louisville, Mississippi; her sister, Mearl McArthur of Bay Springs, Mississippi; her sister-in-law, Mary Darby and husband, Paul of Noxapater, Mississippi, and her brother-in-law, Roger Hodge and wife, Joanne, of Greenwood, Mississippi. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Dana Carr and husband, Jason; Brandi Provias and husband, Tony; and Robin Holt and husband, Danny; as well as eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hodge was preceded in death by her husband, Durant Hodge; her parents; her son, Roger Hodge; her great-grandson, Joseph Jackson; three brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be David McArthur, D. A. Richardson, Johnnie Richardson, John Walter Darby, Paul Darby, Jr., and Greg Phelps. The family requests that memorials be given to Palmer Home for Children, P. O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703 or to The Baptist Children’s Village, c/o Mark Mathis,1159 Pickett Road, Louisville, MS 39339.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue,Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Shirley Mae Hall Edwards

FUNERAL SERVICES: Shirley Mae Hall Edwards---Visitation: Sunday December 16, 2012, 4PM until 7PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS & Monday December 17, 2012, 1PM until Service Time @ Chester Baptist Church near Ackerman, MS. Service: Monday December 17, 2012 @ 2PM @ Chester Baptist Church. Interment: Chester Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com

Howard Cecil Ray

Mr. Howard Cecil Ray, 87, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Flower Ridge United Methodist Church in Louisville, Mississippi, on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Funeral services will be held at Flower Ridge Church at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday with Rev. Larry Haggard and Rev. Scarlet Sheppard officiating. Interment will be in Flower Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born on December 11, 1925, Mr. Ray was a member of Flower Ridge United Methodist Church. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree fromDelta State University and his Master’s degree from Mississippi State University. He was a retired school superintendent in Immokalee, Florida. He answered the call of his country by serving in the United States Navy during World War II.

Mr. Ray is survived by his son, Ted Randall Roebuck of Immokalee, Florida; two grandchildren, Joshua Wade Roebuck and Amanda Jean Roebuck; one great-grandchild; and by his sister-in-law, Mary Darby and husband, Paul, of Noxapater, Mississippi. He is preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie May Ray; his parents, R. F. and Mary Lee Hodges Ray; and his brother, Tabor Ray.

Memorials may be given to Flower Ridge United Methodist Church, c/o Lynda Reed, 1841 Enon Road, Louisville, MS 39339. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook atwww.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

James Riley Goodin


Mr. James Riley Goodin, 86, died Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 19th, at Harmony Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Interment will be in Harmony Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home.
Mr. Goodin was born April 6, 1926, in Winston County. He was a retired as a millwright from Georgia Pacific. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Harmony Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rowena Luke Goodin of Louisville; a son, Ronnie (Kathleen) Goodin of Orlando, FL; two grandchildren, Abigail and Kate Goodin; and two brothers, Bob Goodin and Jack Goodin, both of Louisville.
Pallbearers are Chuck Barfoot, Robert Clark, Luke Parks, Gerald Ray Goodin, Robert Goodin, and Billy Moody. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Men’s Sunday School Class at Harmony Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Harmony Cemetery Fund, 320 Harmony Baptist Church, Road, Louisville, MS, 39339.

Berlin T. Rogers


Mr. Berlin Thomas Rogers, 80, died Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 18th, at Bethel Baptist Church, with Rev. David Keen officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the church. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Rogers was born August 3, 1932, in Winston County, Mississippi. He was an Army Veteran of The Korean War, and retired from the Army as a Major. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He was also a teacher for 32 years in the Louisville School District, where he taught Biology, Driver Training, and was also a Guidance Counselor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred Whitehead and John Walter Rogers; his son, John Thomas Rogers; a great grandson, Brandon Thomas McKinley; and four brothers, Bobby Rogers, Benny Roy Rogers, Bernice Rogers, and Buster Rogers.
Mr. Rogers is survived by his wife of 61 years, Minnie Clara Eaves Rogers; three daughters, Kathy (Joe) Hodge, Sharon (Tommy) McKinley, and Donna Sinclair, all of Louisville, MS; 12 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be The Deacons of Bethel Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.

Friday, December 14, 2012

James Clinton Flake

Mr. James Clinton Flake, 84, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012, at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Saturday, December 15, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Mason Joy officiating. Interment will be in New Hope Methodist Cemetery.

Born on May 30, 1928, Mr. Flake was a member of East Louisville Baptist Church. He was a retired technician in the National Guard, a 32nd degree Mason, and he served his country in the Army Air Force during World Ward II.

Mr. Flake is survived by his daughter, Janys Jones and husband, Nolen "Curly", of Walnut Grove, Mississippi; and two sons, Jimmie Flake and wife, Faye, of Sturgis, Missisippi; and David C. Flake and wife, Diann, of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi. He is also survived by six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving Mr. Flake are his six sisters: Ruby Rogers; Maggie Eaves; Katherine McBrayer and husband, Eddie; Minnie Hudspeth; Elaine Dooley and husband, Tom; and Martha Fulcher and husband, Leroy, all of Louisville, Mississippi. He is preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Flake; his parents, Willie and Bythe White Flake; and his brother, George Flake.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Flake, Carl Flake, Mike Rogers, Ray McBrayer, Danny Frazier, and Duane Culpepper.

Memorials may be given to New Hope Methodist Cemetery Fund, c/o Jerry Easley, 5273 Highway 14 East, Louisville, MS 39339. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

James Edward UpChurch

James Edward UpChurch---Visitation: Sunday December 9, 2012, 5PM until 8 PM @ Chester Baptist Church. Service: Monday December 10, 2012, @ 3PM @ Chester Baptist Church. Interment: Chester Baptist Cemetery.SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @www.colemanfuneral.com

Mary Alice Blackman

 Mary Alice Blackman---Visitation: Sunday December 9, 2012, 5PM until 8 PM @ Coleman Funeral Home. Service: Monday December 10, 2012, @ 11AM @ Coleman Funeral Home. Interment: Chester Baptist Cemetery.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Ottis Busby

FUNERAL SERVICES: Ottis Busby---Visitation: Saturday December 8, 2012, 5PM until 8PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Service: Sunday December 9, 2012 @ 2PM @ Chester Baptist Church. Interment: Enon Cemetery

Birdia Craig

Birdia Craig, 94, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 12 Noon, from Mission Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Preston, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday from 12 noon until 4 p.m., a wake service will be from 5 until 6 p.m., from the Beck Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church on Saturday one hour before service time.

Mrs.Cecil H. Agent

Mrs. Cecil H. Agent, 92, passed away on December 6, 2012, at Louisville Health Care in Louisville,Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, December 9, 2012, with Rev. Billie Bowie and Rev. Tim Hisaw officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Agent was born on February 9, 1920, to Jessie William and Willie Grace Fuller Hisaw. She was a member of East Louisville Baptist Church and she retired as a bank teller from Regions Bank.

She is survived by her sisters, Bonnie Coleman and husband, Bill, of Louisville, and Naomi Ming and husband, Jack, of Pearl, Mississippi; and her brother, Winton D. Hisaw, and wife, Sarah, of Lafayette,Louisiana. Mrs. Agent was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Agent; her parents; and two brothers: Arnell Hisaw and Garvon Hisaw. .

Pallbearers will Billy Coleman, David Coleman, Steve Ming, Tim Hisaw, and Tony Hisaw. The family requests that memorials be given to The Baptist Children’s Village, c/o Mark Mathis, 1159 Pickett Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue,Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Sharon Wood Moon

Sharon Wood Moon, 62, died Tuesday, December 3, at Gilmore Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Conroe, TX on June 26, 1950 to Harris G. and Barbara Hayes Wood. Mrs. Moon grew up in and attended school in Louisville, MS.
She was a Member of Meadowood Baptist Church, where she was active in the Ladies Community Bible Study. Living the Christian life to the best of her ability, she studied the Bible extensively, and always sought to help others. Mrs. Moon was very active in community outreach programs. She loved her family very much. She enjoyed cooking the Cajun way, reading, watching T.V., traveling, especially to Rome and Israel, and keeping up with family and friends on Facebook.
She is survived by her parents, husband, John Moon (Amory); son, Paul W. “Rusty” Singleton (Stacey) of Tennessee Colony, TX; step sons, Gavin J. Moon (Rebecca) of Covington, GA and Darrell Moon (Ronda) of Corinth; brothers, Danny Metzinger of AZ, Sam Wood of Jackson, Ms and Patrik Wood of Memphis; grandchildren, Michael White, Christopher Singleton, Julie Fogarty (John), Theresa Moon, J.P. Moon, and Caitlin Moon (Scott); great great grandchildren, McKason Singleton, Lilli Caite Burcham and Andrew Strickland; and a host of friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM, Friday, December 7 at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Dr. Lloyd Sweat officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Andrew Allen, David Roberts, Steve Reeves, Rex Coker, Van Burroughs and David Best.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 6, from 5 PM- 8 PM at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Sav- A-Life, P.O. Box 544 Amory, Ms 38821 or First Friends, P.O. Box 117 Amory, Ms 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family ateepicklefuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Odie Wayne Prisock

Mr. Odie Wayne Prisock, 72, passed away on December 3, 2012, at his home in Madison, Mississippi, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 5, 2012, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Natchez Trace Funeral Home in Madison, Mississippi. Visitation will also be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, from 12 p.m. until service time with funeral services being held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012, with Rev. Junior Davis and Dr. Eugene Dobbs officiating. Interment will be in Craig Springs Cemetery in Oktibbeha County.

Mr. Prisock was born on August 25, 1940, to Erskin and Velma Scarborough Prisock. He graduated from Starkville High School and was a member of the Mississippi National Guard for six years. Wayne was a home builder and land developer while living in Starkville and a member of the Home Builders Association in Starkville, serving as the first president of this organization. After moving to Madison, he became a member of the First Baptist Church of Madison and he was the owner of Prisock Company. Mr. Prisockwas a member of the Canton Lodge #28 F & AM Masonic Lodge and a Past Worthy Patron of Canton Chapter #58 OES. Wayne was a man of many talents and he loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Dane Ellis Prisock of Madison, Mississippi; his daughter, Stephanie Nix and husband, Rick, of Ridgeland, Mississippi; and his son, StephenPrisock and wife, Keiley, of Madison, Mississippi. Mr. Prisock is also survived by three grandchildren: Veronica Grace Prisock, Matthew Nix and Andrew Nix; his brother, PrudePrisock and wife, Margaret, of Starkville, Mississippi; and two nieces, Christy Prisockand Lynn Prisock. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Prisock, Parker Prisock, Presley Prisock, Randall Prisock, Ronnie Massey, Larry Massey, Brandon Prisock, and Clay Wood. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Paul Massey, Leon Merritt, J. D. Adcock, Joe Shurden, Jr., Ester Taylor, and Royce Faulkner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Craig Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o Ronnie Massey, 595 Massey Drive, Starkville, MS 39759 or to the Building Fund, First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 400, Madison, MS 39130-0040 or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Louise Triplett

Louise Triplett, 74, Louisville, died 11-27-2012. 

Arrangements: Williams & Hampton.

Willa Jean Prisock

Willa Jean Richardson Prisock, daughter of Ronald Earl and Laura Mae Richardson, was born on June 19, 1931. “Jean,” as she was called, passed away on December 1, 2012, in the Medical Center of Plano in Plano, Texas. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. There will also be visitation from 1 p.m. until service time on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Beth Eden Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at Beth Eden Church with Rev. Junior Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Beth EdenChurch Cemetery.

Mrs. Prisock was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, of the Eastern Star, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. Jean was raised in Beth Eden and Louisville where she was actively involved in activities at St. John’s Lutheran Church. She attended Blue Mountain College and traveled extensively with her husband, Frank, who served in the United States Navy.

She is survived by three sons and one daughter: John Ronald Prisock (Patsy) of Sturgis, Mississippi; Richard Dell Prisock (Debbie) of St. Eustatia, Netherlands, Caribbean Islands; Lori Jean Prisock Shaw of Plano, Texas; and Robert Darryl Prisock of Bakersville, California. Jean is also survived by six granddaughters, four grandsons, four nephews and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Prisock was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Dell Prisock; her parents; and two brothers: Howard Earl Richardson, who was killed while serving in World War II, and Robert “Bobby” Joseph Richardson of Birmingham, Alabama.
Pallbearers will be Robert Alan Richardson, Chris Richardson, Andy Richardson, Dylan Prisock, Jonathan Ratliff, and Brad Scarborough.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Bennie Wilson Goodin

Mr. Bennie Wilson Goodin, 75, of Emmett Township died very unexpectedly, Thursday November 29, 2012 at home. He was born November 20, 1937 in Winston, MS the son of the late Wilson and Lizzie Butler Goodin. His marriage to the love of his life, Mary Ella Clark, was November 21, 1955. Bennie had owned and operated Travis Hamburgers of 14 1/2 & Gratiot. He was also known as “Toolman” and “Fatman Tools”. Surviving in addition to his wife, Mary, of 57 years are a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Joe McAdory, son, Bennie Jr. and fiancĂ© Dawn; grandsons, Nathan (Nicky) Smith and Jeremy Goodin, Buffy McAdory, Jody McAdory, Lynn Betz, Delinda Tubby, Katelyn Hirchberger and Jesika Ovstedal, great-grandchildren, Clayton Goodin, Dominic, Kaleb, Lexi, Sky, Draegan, Bronson and Alivia, great-great-grandson, Boston; his buddy, CoCo; four sisters and two brothers and several nieces, nephews and friends that called him dad. He was preceded in death by his grandson Jason McAdory and his brothers Gene and Bruce Goodin. The family honors the memory of Bennie and invite you to visit and share memories Sunday 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Richmond,Michigan, and Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, 12/6, at Porter Funeral Home. Rev. Gerald Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery, Noxubee County, Mississippi. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to “Wishes of the Family”.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Mavis Henton

Mavis Henton, 72, Louisville, died 11-26-2012. 

Arrangements: Williams & Hampton.

Annie Lee Steele

Annie Lee Steele, 54, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at her home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at 1 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home, burial will be in Memorial Garden Cemetery, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Monday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the funeral home.

Arthur Phillips

Arthur Phillips, 56, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Jeff Anderson Hospital, Meridian, MS. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home, with burial in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Noxapater, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ruby Mae Lane

Ruby Mae Lane, 75, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012, at Baptist Hospital, Columbus, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 11 a.m., from First Unity United Methodist Church, Weir, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 5 p.m., a wake service will be from 6 until 7 p.m., from the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church on Sat. one hour before service time. Burial will take place at Enon Cemetery, Ackerman, Mississippi.

Corey A.Miller

Corey A. Miller, 40, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012, in Alabama. Funeral service will be Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 1 p.m., from Union Chapel M. B. Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christine Edwards

Christine Edwards, 87, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2012, at her home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Monday, November 26, 2012, at 11 a. m., from Mount Moriah Church, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Sunday, from 12 noon until 5 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Louisville, MS.

Mary Gregg Kinard


Mrs. Mary Gregg Kinard, 83, died Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home in Starkville, MS. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Kinard was born January 27, 1929, in Starkville, MS. She was a retired Nursing Aid for the State of Wisconsin, and a member of First Methodist Church in Louisville, MS. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Kinard; her parents, Lillian Daniels and Thomas Gregg; her sister, Peggy Gregg Kinard; and five brothers, Henry Gregg, Harold Gregg, James Gregg, Elias Gregg, and Montee Gregg.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Frank of Dallas, TX; three sons, James Kinard of Westerville, OH, John Kinard of San Diego, CA, and Michael Kinard of Louisville, MS; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rev. Charles Lee Guyse

Rev. Charles Lee Guyse, 85, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the Louisville Health Care Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 24, 2012, at 11 a.m., from the Holly Ghost Temple Church, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Friday from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church on Saturday one hour before service time. Burial will take place at Bethsalem Cemetery, Ackerman, MS. Charles L. Guyse was born to the Late Charles and Celia Guyse on September 22, 1927. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Lorene R. Guyse of Louiville, MS; one daughter, S. C. Johadi McCullough(Ernest) of Peachtree City, GA; 2 Step-Daughters, Zoraine of Chicago Heights, IL., Felicia of Orland Hill, IL; 3 Step-Sons, Robert of Pleasanton, CA., Kelly of Bienville, LA., and Patrice of Hazel Crest, IL., and 16 grandchildren.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Houston L. Howell

 Houston L. Howell --Visitation: Friday November 23, 2012, 5PM until 8PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Service: TBA in Lucedale, MS . Interment: Magnolia Cemetery (Lucedale, MS)---

William Bryan Hutchison

William Bryan Hutchison--Visitation: Friday November 23, 2012, 12PM until Service Time @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Service: Friday November 23, 2012 @ 2PM @ Coleman Funeral Home. Interment: Bethsalem Cemetery--
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Marvin A. Duran


Mr. Marvin A. Duran, 85, passed away on November 20, 2012, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi, surrounded by his loving family.  Visitation will be Friday, November 23, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville.  Visitation will also be at North Bend Pentecostal Church in Neshoba County from 12 p.m. until service time with funeral services being held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2012, with Rev. Johnny Peden, Rev. Burlon Commer, and Rev. Lanoia Burks officiating.  Interment will be in Old Mars Hill Cemetery in Winston County.

Mr. Duran was born on October 3, 1927, to Huey Lee and Alma Ruthie Myers Duran.  He was a member of North Bend Pentecostal Church and he retired as a truck driver for Jarvis Oil Company.

He is survived by his daughters, Kay Stringfellow and Evelyn White and husband, Jule, all of Louisville, Mississippi.  Mr. Duran is also survived by four grandchildren:  Jonathan Stringfellow and wife, Donya; Brittany Lishia and husband, Joseph; Lori Young; and Leah Wylie and husband, Jason; and by two step-grandchildren, Michael White and Bradley White.  He has six great-grandchildren:  Madalyn Young; Logan Young; BreAna Stringfellow; Hayden Wylie; Jaleigh Wylie; and Jonathan David Stringfellow; as well as two step-great-grandchildren, Christian White and Hailey White.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Burnadeen Duran; his parents; and his son-in-law, Rev. Earl Stringfellow.

The family requests that memorials be given to Old Mars Hill Cemetery Fund, Louisville, MS 39339.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.  

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Homer Alvin Evans

INCOMPLETE ARRANGEMENTS ON FOLLOWING: Homer Alvin Evans---SIGN THE GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @http://www.colemanfuneral.com/

Monday, November 19, 2012

Clifford Leon Adcock

Mr. Clifford Leon Adcock, 84, passed away on November 18, 2012, at his residence in Louisville,Mississippi, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 5 p.m.until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday with Rev. Trent Jaudon officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Adcock was born on November 1, 1928, to Willie Eugene and Jennie Whitfield Adcock. He was a member of the Baptist faith and he retired from Spartus in the Maintenance Department. He answered the call of his country during the Korean Conflict by serving in the United States Army. 

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Adcock; two sons, Keith Adcock and Kevin Adcock and wife, Karen; and by two grandchildren, Eric Adcock and Kayla Adcock all of Louisville. Mr. Adcock was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: John S. Adcock, Ernest Adcock, Willie Adcock, and Ralph Adcock; and his sister, Lois Burrage.

The family requests that memorials be given to South Louisville Baptist Church Building Fund, 933 South Church Avenue, Louisville, MS 39339.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue,Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Allie Mae Haimes White

Mrs. Allie Mae Haimes White, 94, died Monday, November 19, 2012, at her home in Louisville, MS. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 21st, at Antioch Cemetery, with Rev. Jonathan Peeples officiating. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at Porter Funeral Home.

Mrs. White was born July 8, 1918, in Winston County, MS. She was a retired hairdresser, and sales representative for Merle Norman. She was also a member of Eastern Star, and Poplar Flat Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, James L. “Billy” White; her parents, Margie Vickers and Barney Haimes; and her brother, Ozell Haimes.

She is survived by her son, Norman (Jennie) White of Louisville, MS, 3 grandchildren, Tammye (Eric) Hamilton, Lisa (Brad) Hodges, and Rusty (Sharon) Dooley; and 4 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Poplar Flat Youth Fund, 107 West Poplar Drive, Louisville, MS 39339.

To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.

James Olyn Gillett

Mr. , 74, died Sunday, November 18, 2012, at his home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 21st, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Wayne Hill officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gillett was born November 28, 1937, in Louisville, Mississippi. He retired after 42 years as a railroad engineer for Kansas City Southern, and was a farmer with many talents who could fix anything. He served in the Mississippi National Guard, and was a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Myrtle Pugh and Solon Upton Gillett.

Mr. Gillett is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dell Johns Gillett; two daughters, Brenda (Chuck) Donald, and Cassandra Fulton, both of Louisville, MS; two sisters, Carolyn (Dobbin) Johns of Louisville, MS, and Cathryn (Billy Charles) Stokes of Noxapater, MS; four grandchildren, Nicholaus (Karla) Fulton, Mallory Donald, Macy Donald, and Katlin Fulton; and one great grandchild, Anna Grace Fulton.

Pallbearers are Nick Fulton, Joe Johns, Dobbin Johns, Bob Johns, Todd Russell, Billy Charles Stokes, Joey Johns, and Chuck Donald. Honorary Pallbearers are Employees of Kansas City Southern Railroad.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Louisville; or Palmer Home for Children. To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Kenyatta Vaughn

Kenyatta Vaughn, 31, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012, at Piedmont Henry Hospital, Stockbridge, Georgia. Funeral Services will be Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at 11 a.m., from Still Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Memorial Garden Cemetery, Louisville, Mississippi.

Essie B. Hickman

Essie B. Hickman, 87, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at her home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 1 p.m., from the Beck Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the funeral home. Burial will take place at Memorial Garden Cemetery, Louisville, Mississippi.

Annie Mae Bagwell Morgan

FUNERAL SERVICES: Annie Mae Morgan--Visitation: Friday November 16, 2012, 4PM until 7PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS & Saturday November 17, 2012, 9 AM until Service Time @ Morgan Chapel Baptist Church near Sturgis, MS. Service: Saturday November 17, 2012 @ 10AM @ Morgan Chapel Baptist Church. Interment: Morgan Chapel Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thomas Rasse Dobbs

Mr. Thomas Rasse Dobbs, 89, passed away on November 12, 2012, at his residence in Dubach, Louisiana, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 14, 2012, from 1 p.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday with Rev. Bill Reid officiating. Interment will follow in Blythe Creek Cemetery in Choctaw County.

Mr. Dobbs was born on June 9, 1923, to Joe and Ruth Blassingame Dobbs. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Ruston, Louisiana, and a retired salesman for Jarvis Oil Company of Louisville. He answered the call of his country during World War II by serving in the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sue Dobbs of Ruston, Louisiana; his step-daughter, Barbara Blanton of El Paso, Texas; three grandchildren: Teresa Skelton Mann (David) of Ruston, Louisiana; Steve Towne, Jr., (Tracie) of Dickerson, Texas; and Gino Palmieri of Ruston, Louisiana; four great-grandchildren: Tyler Mann, Steven Towne III, Sheena Towne, and Ariana Towne; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Dobbswas preceded in death by his parents and his step-daughter, Betty Skelton.

Pallbearers will be David Mann, Tyler Mann, and Gino Palmieri. The family requests that memorials be given to the American Cancer Society, c/o Penny's From Heaven, 532 East Main Street, Louisville, MS 39339.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Mary Lee Ready

FUNERAL SERVICES: Mary Lee Ready--Visitation: Sunday November 11, 2012, 5PM until 8PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS & Monday November 12, 2012, 10 AM until Service Time @ Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman, MS. Service: Monday November 12, 2012 @ 11AM @ Salem Independent Methodist Church. Interment: Salem Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.co

Norris D. Ward


Mr. Norris D. Ward, 87, passed away on November 11, 2012, in the State Veteran’s Home in KosciuskoMississippi.  Visitation will be Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 9 a.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, with Rev. Billy Bowie officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
                                                                                                          
Mr. Ward was born on August 29, 1925, to Earl and Ethel Cannon Ward.  He was a member of First Baptist Church and he answered the call to serve his country in the Marine Corp during World War II. He retired as a rural mail carrier after 37 years of service with the United States Postal Service.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ouida Ward of LouisvilleMississippi; his sister, Earline Martin of LucedaleMississippi; his brother, Henry Ward of ShreveportLouisiana; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Etoil Ward. 

Pallbearers will be Gary Mayo, Jeremy Cummins, Gary Hillhouse, Grady Jackson, Bobby Shields, and Larry King.  The family requests that memorials be given to the State Veteran’s Home, 310 Autumn Ridge DriveKosciuskoMS 39090 or to the First Baptist Church Bus Fund, P. O. Box 547,LouisvilleMS 39339

Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue,LouisvilleMS.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.  

Friday, November 9, 2012

Nellie Lee Worthy

Nellie Lee Worthy, 101, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2012, at her home. Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 10, 2012, at 2 p.m., from Little Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Beck Funeral Home. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church on Saturday one hour before service time.

Daris Ann Nowell

FUNERAL SERVICES: Daris Ann Nowell--Visitation: Saturday November 10, 2012, 10AM until Service Time @ Weir Baptist Church in Weir,MS. Service: Saturday November 10, 2012 @ 11AM @ Weir Baptist Church. Interment: Weir Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com

Cody Collins

Mr. Cody Collins, 20, passed away on November 9, 2012, in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, November 11, 2012, with Rev. Mason Joy officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cody was born on September 19, 1992. He attended East Louisville Baptist Church and was a second year student majoring in Collision Repair Technology at East Central Community College.
He is survived by his parents, Dale and Tracy Collins; his brothers, Chase Collins and Caden Collins all of Louisville; his grandparents, Ken and Marion Collins of Noxapater, Mississippi, and Dot Brannon Thiel of Louisville; and a host of friends.
Pallbearers will be Chase Collins, Caden Collins, Tristen Stanley, Jake Thompson, Cameron Nowacki, Brad Cook, Tyler Tanksley, and Josh Thompson.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. .

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

J.B. Jackson


Mr. J. B. Jackson, 81, passed away on November 7, 2012, in the State Veteran’s Home in KosciuskoMississippi.  Visitation will be Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 10 a.m. until service time in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in LouisvilleMississippi.  Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, November 10, 2012, with Rev. Norman Sanders and Rev. Mike Miles officiating.  Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Louisville.
                                                                                                          
Mr. Jackson was born on March 22, 1931.  He was a member of the Assembly of God faith and was a retired self-employed truck driver.   

He is survived by his son, Randy Jackson of Louisville, Mississippi; his sisters, Wilma and Paul Snow of Philadelphia, Mississippi, and Otis and Sonny Tolbert of Brandon, Mississippi; three grandchildren:  Jacob Keith Jackson, Maggie Grace Jackson, and Thomas Ray Jackson; and his former daughter-in-law, Brandi Hodge Jackson Provius of Aberdeen, Mississippi.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Nell Jackson; his parents, William B. and Nannie Louise Crabtree Jackson; three brothers:  B. P. Jackson, C. B. Jackson, and W. B. Jackson; and two sisters:  Eunice Young and Sarah Vowell.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue,LouisvilleMS.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.   

Marlene Lucas Hunt

FUNERAL SERVICES: Marlene Lucas Hunt--Visitation: Wednesday November 7, 2012, 5PM until 8PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS & Thursday November 8, 2012, 1 PM until Service Time @ Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman, MS. Service: Thursday November 8, 2012 @ 2 PM @ Salem Independent Methodist Church. Interment: Salem Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Elva Wylie Cherry


Mrs. Elva Wylie Cherry, 88, died Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Monday, November 5th, at Porter Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 9:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Cherry was born May 11, 1924, in Winston County, MS. She was a homemaker and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Jackson Cherry; and her parents, Cordelia Chancellor and Addison Wylie.
She is survived by a daughter, Arlene (Johnny) Johnson of Louisville, MS; three sons, Benny (Pattie) Cherry of Union, MS, Robert D. (Merita) Cherry of Decatur, MS, and Billy (Tammie) Cherry of Louisville, MS; 8 grandchildren; and several great great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Cherry, William Cherry, Jon Cherry, Tim Chambers, Malcolm Chambers, and Brandon Cherry.
To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Velma Lee Sims

Velma Lee Sims, 65, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the University Medical Center, Jackson, MS., Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 11 a.m., from The Mount Olive Church of God In Christ, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church on Saturday one hour before service time.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lewis F. Coffey


Mr. Lewis F. Coffey, 79, died Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Vickers Personal Care Home in Starkville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 30th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Kenny Hodges officiating. Interment will be in Rocky Point Cemetery in Renfroe, MS. Visitation will be Monday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Starkville, MS, and Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville.
Mr. Coffey was born September 4, 1933, in Leake County, Mississippi. He was an Army veteran, and received his B.S. degree in Geology from Mississippi State University. He was the former owner of Firestone and Town & Country Furniture in Louisville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Dee Mitchell Coffey.
Mr. Coffey is survived by two daughters, Catherine (Blake) Purcell of St. Petersburg, Russia, and Melinda (Rodney) Merkel of Temperance, MI; two sons, Kent (Judy) Coffey of Starkville, and Chris Coffey of Starkville; a brother, Joe Coffey of Madison, MS; 16 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mary Patricia "Pat" Ryals


Mrs. Mary Patricia “Pat” Ryals, 72, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Regency Hospital in Jackson, MS. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 25th, at Porter Funeral Home , with Mr. Kevin Ryals, Rev. Phil Messner, and Rev. Bruce Case officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ryals was born October 21, 1940. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sybil and Howard Garner; and a sister, Jean Huntley.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Ryals of Brandon, MS; two daughters, Debbie (Mike) Hardwick of Oxford, MS, and Angie Ryals of Madison, MS; a brother, Jim Garner of Weir, MS; two grandchildren, Kelsey (Eddie) Malone and Mary Michael Hardwick; and one great grandchild, Branson Malone.
Memorials may be made to the Bus Fund at First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 547, Louisville, MS, 39339.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Robert Tilton Hemphill


Mr. Robert Tilton Hemphill, 62, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at his residence in LouisvilleMississippi.  Visitation will be Sunday, October 28, 2012, from 12 noon until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in LouisvilleMississippi.  Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2012, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating.    
Mr. Hemphill was born on April 12, 1950.  He was a member of South Louisville Baptist Church and was a retired car salesman.  
Mr. Hemphill is survived by his daughter, Kelli Hemphill Haynes of Louisville, Mississippi; one sister, Patricia Hemphill of Roseville, California; one brother, Ronald Hemphill and wife, Patsy; and one grandson, Branson Haynes all of Louisville.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett Tilton Hemphill, Jr. and Kathleen Parks Hemphill.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus AvenueLouisvilleMS.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Glendon "Skinny" Smith


Mr. Glendon “Skinny” Smith, 89, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at his residence in LouisvilleMississippi.  Visitation will be Wednesday, October 24, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in LouisvilleMississippi.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2012, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel Rev. Eddie Painter and Rev. Tim Horton officiating.  Interment will be in Ellison Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Mr. Smith was born on December 10, 1922.  He was a member of Ellison Ridge Baptist Church and a retired supervisor with DeSoto Furniture in CantonMississippi.  After his retirement, he worked for the City of Canton and later as a part-time guard for Georgia Pacific Corporation in Louisville.  He answered the call of his country during World War II by serving in the United States Army.  
Mr. Smith is survived by his daughter-in-law, Kathy Smith Carr and husband, Dewane; and his sister, Maxine Houston all of LouisvilleMississippi.  He also has two grandchildren:  Brian Keith Smith and wife, Cristina, of Fort LauderdaleFlorida; and Felecia Jackson of SouthavenMississippi, as well as, three great-grandchildren:  Cody Jackson, Kennedy Jackson, and Olivia Smith.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Hemphill Smith; two sons, Jerry Wayne Smith and Byron Glenn Smith; and his parents, John Estol and Nettie Smith.
Pallbearers will be Keith Smith, Mitch Sanders, Larry Cockrell, and Wayne Haggard.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of the McDonald’s Coffee Crew. Memorials may be given to Ellison Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Marion Hisaw, 4810 Ellison Ridge RoadLouisville,MS  39339.    

Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus AvenueLouisvilleMS.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Joan Taunton

Visitation for MrsJoan Taunton will be Friday, October 26, 2012, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. A private graveside service will follow the visitation. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Grace Suttle


Mrs. Grace Johnson Suttle, 86, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 27th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Sammy McMillin and Rev. Jason Gross officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mashulaville Baptist Cemetery.
Mrs. Suttle was born May 17, 1926, in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. She was a homemaker, a member of Disabled American Veterans, and a member of Mashulaville Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, William Felix Suttle Sr., and her parents, Nannie Lou Teasley and Robert Jeremiah Johnson.
She is survived by two daughters, Nan B. Lee of Louisville, MS, and Jerry L. Browner of Florence, MS; one son, William Felix Suttle Jr. of Jackson, MS; one sister, Verlin Sutherland of Terry, MS; one brother, Ellzy Johnson of Crystal Springs, MS; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mitch Whitehead, Tilton Patterson, Donald Parks, Douglas Lee, Mike Yakstis, Michael Yakstis, and Rusty Suttle.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, www.gideons.org

Monday, October 22, 2012

Martha Maurine (Prewitt) Crimm

FUNERAL SERVICES: Martha Maurine (Prewitt) Crimm--Visitation: Tuesday October 23, 2012, 5PM until 8PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS & Wednesday October 24, 2012, 1 PM until Service Time @ Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman, MS. Service: Wednesday October 24, 2012 @ 2 PM @ Salem Independent Methodist Church. Interment: Salem Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @www.colemanfuneral.com

Mr. Darwin D Whitmire

Mr. Darwin D. Whitmire, 84, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Crossgates RiverOaks Hospital in Brandon, Mississippi. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 23, 2012, from 9 a.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Trent Jaudon officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Whitmire was born on October 18, 1928. He was a member of South Louisville Baptist Church, a former Mason, and he retired from the United States Air Force after serving 20 years.

Mr. Whitmire is survived by his wife, Marzene P. Whitmire of Louisville, Mississippi; and three sons: Steve Michael Whitmire (Sandra) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Alan Wayne Whitmire (Georgia) of Columbus, Mississippi; and Kenneth Earl Whitmire (June) of Albany, Georgia. He is also survived by two sisters: Juanita Rodgers (James E.) and Linda Swain (David) all of Louisville,Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip M. and Elva Mae Adams Whitmire; his sister, Bettye Jean Stewart; two nephews, Mike Swain and Dan Stewart; and his great-niece, Tammy Roland.

Memorials may be given to South Louisville Baptist Church, c/o Carla Fleming, 933 South Church Avenue, Louisville, MS 39339.
Arrangements 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.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mrs. Elizabeth Reaves

Mrs. Elizabeth Reaves, 78, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at her residence in Oxford, Mississippi. Visitation will be Monday, October 21, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, and on Tuesday from 1:30 until service time at the church. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2012, at Union RidgeBaptist Church. Interment will be in Union Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Reaves was born on August 25, 1934. She was a member of Union Ridge Baptist Church and she enjoyed a career as a beautician, a homemaker, and at the Spartus Corporation.

Mrs. Reaves is survived by her son, Steve Reaves and wife, Alice Fay, of Oxford, Mississippi. She has one sister, Ella Mae Jett of Paducah, Kentucky; and one granddaughter, Allison Stephanie Reaves. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie M. Reaves.

Memorials may be given to Union Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Lamar Clark, 1249 Union Ridge Road, Noxapater, MS 39346.

Arrangements 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 William "Will" McLeod


Mr. James William “Will” McLeod, 37, died Saturday, October 20, 2012, in Starkville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A. M. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home.
Mr. McLeod was born August 3, 1975, in Louisville, MS. He was a 1993 graduate of Louisville High School and East Central Community College and attended Mississippi State University. He was a supervisor with Louisville Utilities. Will was an avid turkey and deer hunter. He was a member of Dancing Rabbit Hunting Club and a guide for Black Prairie Outfitters. He was an avid Ole Miss fan, and was deeply devoted to his son, Hank. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Charles “Bob” McLeod; and his brother, Hank McLeod.
He is survived by his son, Hank Coehn McLeod of Louisville; his mother, Judy Hall McLeod of Louisville; and host of cousins and friends.
Pallbearers are Vance Taylor, Parrish Jewell, Ryan Jewell, Chad Curry, Neil Gregory, Marcus Thames, and Patrick Landers. .
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Bus Fund, P. O. Box 523, Louisville, MS, 39339.