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”.