Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Etta M. Sykes

Etta M. Sykes, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 28, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

James "Dut" Edwards

James "Dut" Edwards, 84, passed away surrounded by his loving wife, Tina, and his family on Monday, December 30, 2013, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Adelyn Love Leggett

FUNERAL SERVICES: Infant Adelyn Love Leggett---Visitation: NONE. Service: Sunday December 29, 2013 @ 2:00 PM @ Fellowship Baptist Church near Mathiston, MS. Interment: Fellowship Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Roy B. Glenn

Roy B. Glenn, 72, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, Mississippi.  Funeral Service will be Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at 1 p.m., from Mount Bell Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi.  Visitation will be Saturday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home.  Mr. Glenn will be reposed in the church on Sunday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Pauline Miller


Pauline Miller, 77, passed away at her home, on Monday, December 23, 2013, in Louisville, Mississippi.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Lessie Palmer Reed

Mrs. Lessie Palmer Reed, 92, died Monday, December 23, 2013, at Brandon Nursing and Rehab in Brandon, MS. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 24th, at Harmony Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Harmony Baptist Church. Interment will be in Harmony Baptist Cemetery.

Mrs. Reed was born November 7, 1921, in Winston County. She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Noxapater Glove Factory. She was preceded in death by husband, Victor Reed; and her parents, Zonie Arrington and Carlos A. Palmer.

She is survived by two daughters, Madelon Gruich of Gulfport, MS, and Avis Prisock of Byram, MS; one sister, Hazel Kemp of Louisville; 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild, and 1 step great great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Jason Gruich, Chris Gruich, Philip Gruich, Terry Kemp, Danny Kemp, and Corey Jackson.

Memorials may be made to the Harmony Baptist Church, 320 Harmony Baptist Church Rd, Louisville, MS 39339.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

John C. Collier, Sr.

Funeral Services for John C. Collier, Sr.---Visitation: Monday December 23, 2013, 5PM til 8PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Service: Tuesday December 24, 2013 @ 2:00 PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Interment: South Union Cemetery near Ackerman, MS---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @www.colemanfuneral.com

Alene Smith

Mrs. Alene Yates Smith, 90, died Sunday, December 22, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 27th at 11:00 A.M. at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Keith Hall, Rev. Larry Haggard, and Rev. Bubba Eaves officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Campground Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Smith was born November 8, 1923, in Neshoba County, MS. She was a homemaker and babysitter, and was a member of First Church of God in Philadelphia, MS. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James Monroe Smith; a son, Billy Smith; her parents, Cordelia and William Jackson Yates; two sisters, Mavis Manning and Naomi Pope; and three brothers, Lewis C. Yates, Ethel Yates, and Billy Yates.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Ann Hare of Raymond, MS, and Donna (Jackie) Holdiness of Preston; two sisters, Lindel Hartness of Noxapater, and Barbara (Frank) Berch of Mesquite, TX; a sister-in-law, Christine Yates of Louisville; a brother, James “Bubba” Yates of Scurry, TX; five grandchildren, Alysia Mullens, Derek Holdiness, Debra Hare, Angie Robinson, and Tammy (Larry) Burton; 12 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Derek Holdiness, Justin Richardson, Sammy John Robinson, Bubba Robinson, Bobby Joe Smith, and Ted Hartness.

Memorials may be made to Campground United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Gennette Ball

Gennette Ball, 62, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013, at her home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Monday, December 23, 2013, Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, MS.

Barbara R. Fulcher

Mrs. Barbara R. Fulcher, wife of the late Max O. Fulcher, 78, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at the Winston Medical Center Hospital in Louisville, Mississippi.

Myra A. "Budney" Henson

FUNERAL SERVICES: Myra A. "Budney" Henson---Visitation: Monday December 23, 2013, 5PM til 8PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS & Tuesday December 24, 2013, 10:00 AM til Service Time @ New Haven Baptist Church. Service: Tuesday December 24, 2013 @ 11:00 AM @ New Haven Baptist Church near Weir, MS. Interment: New Haven Cemetery.

John "Tuck" Wilkes

John "Tuck" Wilkes, 64, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 20, 2013, at his residence in Noxapater, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Sunday, December 22, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 23, 2013, Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Wise officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Tuck was born June 2, 1949, to Birdie Shaw Wilkes and Jackson Dee Wilkes. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and he retired as a District Conservationist with the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service. Tuck was a very devoted Mississippi State Bulldog fan and was a charter member of the Noxapater Fire Department, where he served as Assistant Fire Chief for 39 years.

Tuck is survived by his wife of 44 years, Beverly Coward Wilkes; his daughter, Jodie Duran and husband, Ralph; and two sons, Chet Wilkes and wife, Amy, all of Noxapater; and Justin Wilkes and wife, Holly, of Louisville. He has six grandchildren: Ty Duran, Morgan Duran, Madelyn Wilkes, Nona Wilkes, Jodie Wilkes and Elijah Wilkes. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Serving as pallbearers are John Albert Young, Ray Sims, D. J. Reed, Ricky Bane, Ken Mills and Johnny Snow. Memorials may be given to Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Betty Byrd, 180 Stanley Road, Noxapater, MS 39346 or to the Pilot International Foundation, 102 Preston Court, Macon, GA 31210-5768.

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

Friday, December 20, 2013

Mary Dell Glenn

Mary Dell Glenn went to eternal peace on December 19, 2013 at her residence in Louisville. Services will be Saturday, December 28 at Pleasant Grove UMC, 206 Pleasant Grove Rd in Louisville. Funeral will begin at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue until time of service. Interment at Glenn Cemetery in Louisville. Williams and Hampton Funeral Home in charge of services.

Helen Rives Jones

Mrs. Helen Rives Jones, 89, died Friday, December 20, 2013, at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 22nd, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Billy Bowie officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 PM until service time at Porter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jones was born September 14, 1924, in Winston County, MS. She was and her husband, Dorris Jones, owned and operated Jones Men’s Wear in Louisville for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, and was an avid bridge player. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorris Jones, her parents, Willie Mae Dawkins and Edwin Rives; her brother, Brooks Rives; and her sister, Eloise Gully.

She is survived by her brother-in-law, Charles Gully; and nieces and nephew, Brook Gully, Beth Gully Wynn, and Janet Gully House.

Memorial may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 547, Louisville, MS 39339.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jeff Wesley Carter

Jeff Wesley Carter, 81, Passed away, on Monday, December 16, 2013, at Jeff Anderson Hospital, Meridain, Mississippi.  Funeral Service will be Sunday, December 19, 2013, at 1 p.m., from Little Calvary M. B. Church, Louisville, Mississippi.  Visitation will be Saturday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home.  Burial will take place in the Church Cemetery.  Beck Funeral Home of Louisville.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Talon Vaughn Childs

Talon Vaughn Childs was born and died on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. He is the son of Matt and Anna Childs of Beeville, Texas, and the tenth grandchild of Bro. Mike and Debra Childs, and great grandson of Bobbie Vowell. He was 6 lb. 2 oz. and was 18 inches long – a beautiful little boy that looked a lot like his Papa Mike. While his life of this earth was very brief, he lives on in the hearts of those who love him. A private burial will take place later this week. Please keep this family in your prayers at this difficult time of loss.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Joyce Hampton

Services will be on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Beulah MBC in DeKalb, MS. Funeral service at 1 PM. Visitation will be from 11AM until time of service.
Interment will be in Depot Hill Cemetery in DeKalb, MS. Williams, Herring and Hampton in charge of services.

Rev. James Young

Funeral services for Rev. James Young will be held Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Trinity Church of God In Christ , 706 Winston St., Louisville at 11 AM. Visitation will be from 10 AM until time of service. Internment: Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Louisville. Williams,Herring and Hampton in charge of services.

Marvin Ladell Cole

Mr. Marvin Ladell Cole, 88, died Monday, December 16, 2013, at his home in Louisville. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, December 19th, at Harmony Baptist Church, with Dr. Kelly Barnett, Rev. Jerry Lundy, and Rev. Hubert Yates officiating. Interment will be in Harmony Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home.

Mr. Cole was born November 4, 1925, in Neshoba County, MS. He was retired from the maintenance department from Georgia Pacific. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Winnie and Grady Cole, and his first wife, Gladys Cole.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Hamm Quinn Cole of Louisville; a daughter, Mary Coletti (Kelly) Barnett of Florence, TX; two step-daughters, Vickie (Randy) Hatten of Gulfport, MS, and Betty(Wesley) Landrum of Meridian, MS; a step-son, Billy J. Quinn of Jackson, MS; a sister, Lois Barnes of Louisville; two grandchildren, Katelyn (Paul Michael) Moore, and Kyle Barnett; and one great grandchild, Luke Moore.

Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Leo I. McCulloch

Leo I. McCulloch---Visitation: Wednesday December 18, 2013, 5PM til 8PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Service: Thursday December 19, 2013 @ 11:00 AM @ Ackerman Baptist Church in Ackerman, MS. Interment: TBA @ a later date and time---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com

Cynthia Walters Clark

Mrs. Cynthia Walters Clark, 58, died Saturday, December 14, 2013, at her home in Brandon, MS. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18th, at 2:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. David Keen and Rev. Scarlett Shepperd officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Clark was born November 16, 1955, in Smith County, MS. She was a 1973 graduate of Louisville High School, and a graduate of Draughon’s Business College. She was the After School coordinator at Madison Ridgeland Academy, and was a member of Flower Ridge United Methodist Church in Louisville. She is survived by her husband, Scotty Clark, two sons, Russ Aaron Clark of Nashville, TN, and Walt Phillip Clark of Brandon, MS; her parents, B. O. “Buck” and Ceadeene Walters of Louisville; two sisters, Lynda (Allen) Reed, and Debbie (Kent) Holdiness, both of Louisville; and a brother, Richard Walters of Louisville.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Clark, Robert Gillis, Scott Reed, Justin Clark, Kevin Holdiness, and Corbin Walters.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Relay for Life.

Bobby D. Kennedy

Mr. Bobby Doyle Kennedy, 69, died Sunday, December 15, 2013, at his home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, Dec. 18th, at First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Scott Phillips and Rev. Owen Gordon, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Randy Hall Edwards

Visitation: Monday December 16, 2013, 9:30AM til Service Time @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Service: Monday December 16, 2013 @ 11:00AM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Interment: Bluff Springs Baptist Cemetery

Friday, December 13, 2013

Terry Keith Mitchell

Terry Keith Mitchell---Visitation: Monday December 16, 2013, 5PM til 8PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Service: Tuesday December 17, 2013 @ 11:00 AM @ Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman, MS. Interment: Enon Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com

James D. Jackson

FUNERAL SERVICES: James D. Jackson---Visitation: Saturday December 14, 2013, 10AM til Service Time @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Service: Saturday December 14, 2013 @ 11:00 AM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Interment: Enon Cemetery.

Roy Wilson Langford

Mr. Roy Wilson Langford, 84, died Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, MS. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, December 16th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Walter Simmons officiating. Interment will be in Murphy Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Langford was born January 9, 1929, in Clay County, MS. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving over 20 years, and a member of First Christian Church in West Point, MS.
Mr. Langford was preceded in death by his parents, Maggie Lou Howell and John Claude Langford; and his brother, James Langford.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Hill Langford of Louisville, MS; one daughter, Cynthia Waites of Columbus, MS; two sons, Roy (Barbara) Langford, Jr. of Winter Haven, FL, and Curtis R. (Nicole) Langford of Columbus, MS; one sister, Ella Florence Goddard of West Point, MS; one step-daughter, Jimmie Elizabeth Montez of Upland, CA; one step-son, Thomas Stanford of Wichita Falls, TX; 3 grandchildren, Alex Langford, Julia Langford, and Jessica Langford; and 3 great grandchildren, Hailey Marie Langford, Aubree Ann Langford, and Avery Anna King.
To sign the guest register, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mark Ford

  Mark Stephen Ford---Visitation: Saturday December 14, 2013, 5PM til 8PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS Service: Sunday December 15, 2013 @ 2PM @ Fellowship Baptist Church near Mathiston, MS. Interment: Double Springs Cemetery.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Johnny David Pace

Johnny David Pace, 55, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.

David was born June 11, 1958, to Bernice Collins Pace and William Carvel Pace. He was a member of West End Baptist Church and he was self-employed in the construction industry.

David is survived by his daughter, Sheena Pace of Louisville; and by four sons, Joseph Pace also of Louisville; Dennis Whitman of North Port, Alabama; Danny Whitman of Hickory, Mississippi; and Darel Reed of Louisville. He is also survived by his sisters, Cathy Dianne Bush and husband, Kenny, of Starkville; and Linda Edwards and husband, Bobby Joe, of Louisville; and two brothers, William R. Pace of Noxapater; and Ben Pace of Louisville, as well as, a special friend, Judy Bowen, also of Louisville. He has three grandchildren: Jenna and Daulton Whitman, and Johnny Daryn Dupont. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Dillan Whitman; and his parents.

Pallbearers are Cody Pace, Wiley Pace, Jerry Sullivan, Bob Sullivan, Danny Whitman, Dennis Whitman, Darel Reed, and Benny Pace. Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register atwww.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Polly Ann Triplett

Polly Ann Triplett, 63, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at her home in Baton Rouge, LA. Funeral Service will be Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 2 p.m., from Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Triplett will be placed in the Church on Saturday one hour before service time, with Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Ken Dotson

Ken Dotson, Jr., 45, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2013, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2013, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Trent Jaudon officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ken was born September 21, 1968, to Arletta Jordan Dotson and Kenneth H. Dotson, Sr. He was a member of South Louisville Baptist Church and he was a postal worker. Ken was a 1987 graduate of Winston Academy where he excelled in football. He was a very devoted Ole Miss Rebel fan and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Ole Miss. Fishing was also a favorite hobby of his.

Ken is survived by his mother, Arletta Dotson; his sister, Beth Edmonds and husband, Daryl; and his nieces, Rachel Edmonds, Laura Beth Fulton and husband, Kenny Joe; and Megan Wray all of Louisville. He was preceded in death by his sister, Cindy Wray and his father.

Serving as pallbearers are J. J. Jenkins, Alan Lovett, Leslie Smyth, Dennis Scates, Randy Speck, and Dr. Steven Yarbrough. Memorials be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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

Robert E. "Robbie" Lovern, Jr.

Robbie Lovorn, 58, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Sunday, December 8, 2013, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 9, 2013, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Becky Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Robbie was born November 23, 1955, to Dorothy Smyth Lovorn and Robert E. Lovorn, Sr. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and he was a business owner.

Mr. Lovorn is survived by his mother, Dorothy Dan Lovorn of Louisville; his sister, Emily McIlwain and husband, Ray of Collinsville, Mississippi; and his brother, John Lovorn and wife, Jacqueline, of Flowood, Mississippi. Robbie is also survived by his daughters, Anna Claire Sanford and Melissa Grace Anderson both of Decatur, Mississippi; and he has two grandchildren: William Collier Sanford and Perry Allyn Sanford. He was preceded in death by his father.

Serving as pallbearers are Joey Partridge, Allan Lovorn, Daniel Lovorn, Dalton McIlwain, Randy Vowell, and Buddy Gregory. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Curtis Balius. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Friends of Nanih Waiya Park.

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

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Frankye S. Bright

Frankye Stephenson Bright,100, died December 2, 2013. Born on January 7, 1913, in the ByWy Community of Choctaw County, Mississippi, she was the daughter of John Tom and Ila Velma Daves Stephenson and the granddaughter of Newton McKnight and Musurah Catherine Connaway Stephenson and William Wesley and Mary Susan Cummings Daves, all of Choctaw County. She was the fourth of nine children: Bertie Coy Stephenson, Doyle Reed Stephenson, Exa R. Myrtle Stephenson Busby,Frankye, Addie Irene Stephenson Robinson, John Kilpatrick Stephenson, Grace Marie Stephenson Nabors, William Newt Stephenson, and Anna Fay Stephenson Guest. Frankye was married for 49 years to Myrah Clinton Bright, who died in 1988.

Frankye Bright attended Bennett Academy, Wood Junior College, and State Teachers College (now The University of Southern Mississippi). She was an elementary school teacher at Hebron in Reform, Mississippi, in the 1930s and later in DeKalb County, Georgia. Mrs. Bright lived in Avondale Estates, Georgia, until 2003 when she moved to Sewanee, Tennessee, to live with family.
She was a member of Columbia Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Georgia. She served as President of the Presbyterian Women and was given an honorary Life Membership, organized the Women of the Church prayer group, was a member of the ABC Class, taught Sunday School for many years, and was Superintendent of Children's Work for three years.

Frankye Bright is survived by her sister, Anna Fay Stephenson Guest of Madison, Alabama, and her children, Linda Carole Bright Lankewicz (husband Frank) of Sewanee, Tennessee, and Harold Reed Bright (wife Cheryl) of Elora, Tennessee. She is survived by grandchildren David Wayne Lankewicz (wife Jennifer) of Hickory, North Carolina; Gentry Ann Lankewicz Holbert (husband Robert) of Mobile, Alabama; Lt. Commander Dr. Andrew Clinton Bright (wife Heather) of Grand Bay, Alabama; and Beverly Catherine Bright Powell (husband David) of Navarre, Florida. Her great-grandchildren are Parker Ashley Lankewicz of Hickory, North Carolina, and Sewanee, Tennessee; John Helton of Hickory, North Carolina; Ulysses David Holbert and Ursula Ann Holbert of Mobile, Alabama; Isabella Catherine Powell and Evelyn Annemarie Powell of Navarre, Florida; and Rex Andrew Bright of Grand Bay, Alabama.

Funeral services will be at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman, Mississippi, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Enon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Columbia Presbyterian Church for the Myrah C. Bright Scholarship Fund or to a church of your choice.

Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman in charge of services.

Douglas Burton

Douglas Burton, 58, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Monday, December 9, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Bouchillon and Rev. Mike Dowd officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Douglas was born May 22, 1955, to Marie Hodges Burton and the late James Alton Burton. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and he had worked at Taylor Machine Works as a foreman for 19 years.

Mr. Burton is survived by his wife, Shelia Burton of McCool, Mississippi; his mother, Marie Burton of Eupora ; his daughter, Stephanie Hemphill and husband, Bumper, of Louisville, Mississippi; and his sons, Michael Burton and Bobby Joe Burton and wife, Kim, all of McCool. Douglas is also survived by five sisters: Julie Burton, Darlene Jones (Dexter), Debra Medders, Linda Dempsey (Randy), and Joyce May; as well as, three brothers, Russell Burton (Diane), Roy Burton, and David Burton. He has five grandchildren: Katelyn Hemphill, Dalton Hemphill, Carrington Burton, Isabella Burton, and Kailyn Burton. He was preceded in death by his father.

Pallbearers are Robby Dempsey, Tony Dempsey, Randy Woolington, Bennie Sanders, William “Son” Vowell, and Todd Turnipseed. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Neal Griffith and Brady Griffith. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to a special account at Regions Bank which was established for family expenses.

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

Mildred Elizabeth Watkins Wilson

Mildred Watkins Wilson was born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1918 in Saulsbury, Tennessee to the late Dr. Thaddeus Earl Watkins and Nettie Rush Watkins. She was the wife of the late Dr. David T. Wilson, Sr. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Earline Watkins and Esther Watkins and a brother, Thaddeus Earl Watkins, Jr.

Mildred passed away surrounded by her loving family and friends on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, on Friday, December 13, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Louisville with Father Augustine Palimattam officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

A longtime resident of Louisville, Mildred was known for her Southern hospitality. Whether you stayed at Mildred’s home for an extended visit or just “dropped in,” she welcomed you with open arms and served wonderful meals. Mildred attended football games at Ole Miss for over 50 years. An excellent cook, she was known to have one of the best tailgates around.

An active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mildred served and worshipped with her faith community. In 1947, she co-signed the bank note for the building of the church. Before Sacred Heart was built, members of the church celebrated mass in Mildred’s home. She was heavily involved in club work and civic activities, most notably the March of Dimes.

Mildred is survived by her son, David Wilson, Jr., of Louisville, and daughter, Carol Wilson Kramer (Fred) of St. Louis, Missouri; three grandchildren: John Kramer (Kim) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Katie Kramer Jaroch (Jay) of Santa Monica, California; and Kevin Kramer of St. Louis, Missouri. Mildred also has one great-grandson, Wilson Alexander Jaroch of Santa Monica; a sister-in law, Louise Watkins of Nashville, Tennessee and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mildred loved her family, parties, and good times. With a personality larger than life, she will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and beautiful smile.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Sam Suttle, the nurses and staff of Quality Hospice, and Mildred’s loving caregivers, Charlene Webb, Alice Saddler, Lila Yates, and Sharon Casey.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be given to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, c/o Barbara Sturbaum, 401 Spring Street, Louisville, MS 39339 or to a charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing the guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

David Robinson

Mr.David Robinson, 60, of Noxapater, died Sunday, December 1, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 6 at McClain-Hays Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday, December 5, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at funeral home. Interment at Holy Rosary Cemetery with Rev. Scott Boatner officiating.

Mr. Robinson lived most of his life in Noxapater. He worked as an electrician/millwright at Weyerhaeuser for thirty years. Mr. Robinson enjoyed working in his shop, restoring his 52 Ford truck, and fishing. He was a humble and generous man. His smile and laughter were contagious. Mr. Robinson was a devoted husband, daddy, paw paw, brother, and uncle.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary Robinson of Noxapater; his daughter, Mistie Arthur of Sebastopol; his son, Jason Robinson (Amy) of Noxapater; his step-son, Matt Robinson (Angie) of Noxapater; four grandsons, Hunter Arthur, Jacob Robinson, Joshua Robinson, and Jonah Robinson; two granddaughters, Kayla Robinson and Hannah Arthur; sisters, Michael Loparo (Vince), Linda Frietag (Bob), and Debbie Mraz (Bill), all of Ohio; and brothers, Mark Robinson (Evelyn) of Noxapater, Pat Robinson (Linda) of Tennessee, and Jimmy Robinson (Cynthia) of Batesville.

Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by his parents, Noflet and Miki Robinson; and his brothers, Chris Robinson and Rob Robinson.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Herbert Doyle Adkinson, Sr.

Herbert Doyle Adkinson, Sr.---Visitation: None Service: Wednesday December 4, 2013 @ 10:00 AM @ Graveside-Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS. Interment: Enon Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @www.colemanfuneral.com

John Billy Freshour

Mr. John Billy Freshour, 86, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 2, 2013, at his residence in Macon, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Mashulaville Baptist Church in Noxubee County, Mississippi, with Rev. Bobby Parish officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 9 a.m. until service time at Mashulaville Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Mashulaville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Jimmie Payne Irving

Jimmie Payne Irving, 87, died Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford, MS. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 3rd at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman. Services are at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Ackerman United Methodist Church with burial in Enon Cemetery in Ackerman. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman is in charge of all arrangements.
 
Mrs. Irving was a graduate of McAdams High School and Mississippi Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Irving had a long career working as an RN at the Choctaw County Health Department. She was a member of the Ackerman Presbyterian Church; and later, the Ackerman United Methodist Church. 

Jimmie is survived by: three daughters, Jan Bruening and husband Gayle of Madison, Cissy Voight and husband Mike of Nashville, TN, and Pam Marriam and husband Robert of Oxford; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one sister, Francis Payne Ward of Durant, one brother, Sam Payne of McAdams, and many beloved nieces and nephews. 

Jimmie was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Prentiss Brooks Irving; her parents, John Francis and Mattie Moore Payne, six sisters and three brothers.
Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Irving to French Camp Academy in French Camp, MS or Palmer Home for Children in Columbus, MS.

Mildred Crow Roberts

Mrs. Mildred Crow Roberts, 95, died Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Winston County Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, December 2nd, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Noxapater, with Rev. Dwayne Kelsey officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Dixie Wylie

Dixie Sanders Wylie, 92, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, November 29, 2013. Funeral services
are 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Evergreen Baptist Church in Louisville, Mississippi, with Dr. Jeff Holland officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 9 until service time at Evergreen Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Margaret Geneva Lowery

Mrs. Margaret Geneva Lowrey, 87, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at the Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Saturday, November 30, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2013, at First Apostolic Church of Louisville. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Lowrey was born January 4, 1926, to Alva and Allie Thomas Williamson. She was a member of First Apostolic Church of Louisville and she was a homemaker and pastor's wife for more than 50 years.

Mrs. Lowrey is survived by children: Karen Coleman and husband, Earl, of Jackson, Mississippi; Rev. Bobby Lowrey and wife, Mary, of Noxapater, Mississippi; and Kenneth Lowrey and wife, Clytee, of Macon, Mississippi. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Rodney Lowrey and wife, Leah; Stephen Lowrey and wife, Olivia; Mandy Shepheard and husband, William; Eric Coleman; and Kayla Coleman; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Surviving her also is a sister, Doris
Turman, and a brother, Aubrey Williamson. Mrs. Lowrey was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. James Earl Lowrey; her grandson, Scottie Lowrey; and her parents.

Serving as pallbearers are Rodney Lowrey, William Shepheard, Stephen Lowrey, Grant Lowrey, Eric Coleman, and Scott Lowrey. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Missionary Mary Mitchell, c/o First Apostolic Church, 118 E. John C. Stennis Drive, Louisville, MS 39339.

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

Vanessa Ann Savior

Vanessa Ann Savior, 53, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi.  Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 30, 2013, at 11 a.m., from Calvary Apostolic Church of Prayer, Louisville, Mississippi.  Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, from 12 noon until 6 p.m.  She will be reposed in the church one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Antoich Cemetery.  Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements. 

Winnie Wilson

Mrs. Winnie Wilson, 99, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, atMississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Friday, November 29, 2013, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Free officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson was born May 14, 1914, to James and Mary Scott Massingill. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and she was a homemaker.

Winnie is survived by her sister-in-law, Maggie Massingill of Noxapater, Mississippi; and four nieces: Cornelia Barrett of DeRitter, Louisiana; Peggy Harthcock and husband, Ed, of Brandon, Mississippi; Linda Chalk also of Brandon; and Dianne Brownlee and husband, Mike, of Canton, Mississippi. She is also survived by two nephews, Garvin Massingill and wife, Earnestine, of Star, Mississippi; and David Massingill of Noxapater, Mississippi, as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Wilson; her parents; her sisters, Laura Webster and Beatrice Horton; and her brothers, Elmer, Edgar, J. D., and Wayne Massingill.

Serving as pallbearers are James Massingill, David Massingill, Brad Chalk, Chris Cole, Kevin Harthcock, and Keith Harthcock. Memorials may be given to Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Louis Varner, 114 Athens Drive, Louisville, MS 39339 or to a charity of your choice.

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

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Quinton Reed

Abbeville, LA—Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2013 at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS. honoring the life of Quinton Reed, 74, who died Friday, November 22, 2013 at Abbeville General Hospital. He will be laid to rest at Good Hope Cemetery in Louisville, MS.

Quinton served in the United States Marine Corps in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the Panama Canal Zone. He was an avid fisherman, devout Christian, and family man. Fishing and football were his all time favorite past times and his favorite college team was the Ole Miss Rebels.

 He is survived by his daughter, Toni Renee R. DuBois and husband John of Abbeville, son, Gregg Reed of Oxford, Ms.; sister, Lou Reed Johnson and husband Walter P. of Louisville, MS; four grandchildren, Marena Nichole Dubois, Mattie Elise Dubois, Erin Elizabeth Reed and Michael Witt; and one great grandchild, Graysen Elizabeth Harlow. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma June Reed; parents, Hugh Curtis Reed and the former Willie Belle Miles; two brothers, Earl and Johnny Reed; and a sister, Barbara Reed.

 The family requests that visiting hours be observed on Monday, November 25, 2013 at Porter Funeral Home – 302 W. Park St., Louisville, MS. (662) 773-7145 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Judy V. Stevens

Mrs. Judy V. Stevens, 66, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. A memorial service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 25, 2013.

Mrs. Stevens was born on August 5, 1947, to Stanley and Lois Earl Napiorkowski. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and she was a retired factory worker.

Mrs. Stevens is survived by her husband, John Victor Stevens, Sr., of Louisville; her daughter, Julia May Stevens of Chicago, Illinois; and her sons, John Victor Stevens, Jr. also of Chicago, and Nicholas Walter Stevens of Louisville. She is also survived by four sisters: Kathy Napior, Carol Brooks, Joan Volland, and Susan Barnhill; as well as by three brothers: Teddy Napiorkowski, Tommy Napiorkowski, and Johnny Napiorkowski.Judy has two grandchildren, Ashley Stevens and Jake Stevens. Mrs. Stevens was preceded in death by her parents and her granddaughter, Justine Stevens.

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

John Arthur Crosby

John Arthur Crosby, 29, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, Meridian Hospital, Meridian, TX. Funeral Service will be Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at 11 a.m., from Henderson Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Preston, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Crosby will be reposed in the church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville will be in charge of arrangements.

Margaret C. Thomas

Margaret Ann Coleman Thomas was born on Monday, November 18, 1935, in Noxapater, Mississippi. She went home to be with Jesus on Monday, November 18, 2013, on her 78th birthday. Margaret was a member of First Apostolic Church of Louisville, and she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Clifford J.Thomas of Louisville, Mississippi; her son, Ronald D. Thomas and wife, Victoria Fernandez Thomas, of Kingwood, Texas; and her daughter, Sherry Thomas Hill and husband, Edward Hill, of Cape Coral, Florida. Margaret has four grandchildren: Nikki Schneider and husband, Allen, of Houston, Texas; Brandon Thomas of Austin, Texas; Zachary Hill and Amber Hill both of Cape Coral, Florida. She is also survived by her siblings, Maggie Coleman Smith of Bean Station, Tennessee; Pat Coleman and wife, Dot, of Florence, Alabama; and Sharon Coleman Reed and husband, Bobby, of Louisville. Margaret is a beloved aunt to 16 nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her parents, Carlos and Ethel Price Coleman; her sister, Lucia Marie Coleman; and two brothers, Dan Coleman and Paul Coleman.

Visitation for Margaret will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2013, at the First Apostolic Church with Rev. Victoria Fernandez Thomas and Rev. Michael Halfacre officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Allen Schneider, Brandon Thomas, Zachary Hill, Dan Thomas, Don Smith, and Danny Smith. Memorials may be given to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745 or to Missionary Mary Mitchell, c/o First Apostolic Church, 118 John C. Stennis Drive, Louisville, MS 39339.

The greatest accolade that could be said of Margaret is she was a true friend who loved deeply and was deeply loved by all who knew her.

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

Jeremy Michael Denson

Mr. Jeremy Michael Denson, 34, of Morton, MS, died Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson, MS. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Denson was born April 6, 1979, in Jackson, MS. He was self-employed as a construction worker, specializing in flooring. He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Pope Denson.

He is survived by his wife, Brandi Crowell Denson of Louisville, MS; daughters, Jaden Denson of Louisville, MS, and Isabella Denson of Morton, MS; a son, Nathan Denson of Morton, MS; his father, Jimmy Denson of Morton, MS; sisters, Tonya Denson of Morton, MS, and Amanda Cobb of Florence, MS; and a brother, Brett Denson of Brandon, MS.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Walton H. Fulton


Mr. Walton Herman Fulton, 104, died Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. onFriday, November 22nd, at Rocky Hill United Methodist Church, with Rev. Larry Haggard officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home, and Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Rocky Hill United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Rocky Hill Cemetery.

Monday, November 18, 2013

William Brent Smith

Mr. William Brent Smith, 45, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, November 17, 2013, in Starkville Manor Nursing Home in Starkville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, at Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Michael Halfacre officiating.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Clara Olene Stacy Foran

FUNERAL SERVICES: Clara Olene Stacy Foran---Visitation: Wednesday November 20, 2013, 10AM til Service Time @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Service: Wednesday November 20, 2013 @ 11:30AM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Interment: Enon Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com

Birdie Marie Dale

Birdie Marie Dale, 74, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at 2 p.m., from Mount Pleasant #2 Missionary Baptist Church, Noxapater, Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant#2 Cemetery, with Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Larry Waddell

Mr. Larry Waddell, 61, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville on Sunday, November 17, 2013, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 18, 2013, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Haggard officiating. Interment will be in Camp Ground UnitedMethodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Waddell was born on October 16, 1952, to Howard and Bonnie Mae Presley Waddell. He was a member of Camp Ground United Methodist Church. Since 1989 he has served as a Conservation Officer with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and he also served as the area manager at the Nanih Waiya Management Wildlife Area.

Larry is survived by his wife of 39 years, Becky Young Waddell, of Louisville; his daughter, Heather McAdory and husband, Andy, of Philadelphia; and his son, Stuart Waddell and wife, Melanie, also of Louisville. He is also survived by his sisters: Jo Lynn Humphries and husband, Tommy; Linda Brent and husband, Donnie; and Debbie Hughes; and his brother, Steve Waddell. Mr. Waddell has two grandchildren, Lacey McAdory (Justin) Gibbs and Joshua McAdory; and two great-grandchildren, Drew (My Little Deer Hunter) Gibbs and Gage (Cotton Top) Gibbs. Larry was truly a friend to many and loved by all. He is preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Minnie Mae and Everett Presley.

Pallbearers will be Miles Forbes, Bobby Dexter, Lars Wheeler, Tommy Grater, Jonathan Peeples, and Derrel Taylor. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Lee Myers, Charlie Fulton, Ben Kirk, Glenn Gregory, Wilson (Bubba) Young, Jerome Blanton, Michael Brent, and Ryan Taylor. Memorials may be made to Camp Ground United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 4431 Young Crossing Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Peggy Jean Sanderson

Peggy Jean Sanderson, 60, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Saint Mary's Hospital, West Palm Beach, FL. Funeral Service will be Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at 11 a.m., from Hopewell United Methodist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Sanderson will be placed in the church one hour before service time on Saturday. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy Lee Hunt

Jimmy Lee Hunt, 77, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at 2 p.m., from New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from the Funeral Home, from 12 Noon until 6 p.m. Mr. Hunt will be reposed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in Charge of arrangements.

Willie Mae Green

Mrs. Willie Mae Green, 90, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, November 15th, at Butler Pentecostal Church, with Rev. Gerald Butler, Rev. Allen Eaves, and Mr. Tyler Higginbotham officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at Butler Pentecostal Church. Interment will be in Butler Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Green was born November 20, 1922, in Noxubee County, MS. She was a retired seamstress for Macon Pants Company, and Cal-Jac Co. She was a member of Butler Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Green, and her parents, Lela Tommy Butler and Thomas Howard Coleman. 

She is survived by her daughter, Virginia McBrayer of Shuqualak, MS; a sister, Ernestine Higginbotham of Shuqualak, MS; three grandchildren, Tammy Rigdon, Betty Higginbotham, and Gene McBrayer; eight great grandchildren, Beth Prewitt, Everett McBrayer, Michael Higginbotham, Jr, Ben Higginbotham, Brittany Rigdon, Brandon Ridgon, Kirstie McBrayer, and Jasmine McBrayer; and seven great great grandchildren. 

Pallbearers will be Gene McBrayer, Michael Higginbotham, Sr., Chris Rigdon, Everett McBrayer, Michael Higginbotham, Jr., Ben Higginbotham, Brandon Rigdon, and Randy Prewitt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Brooks Higginbotham, Jr., Junior Jones, Ralph Skinner, Earl Coleman, Danny Ray Coleman, Joe Coleman, Douglas Coleman, Tommy Dale Coleman, Charles Higginbotham, Carl Higginbotham, Bud Clark, Joe Clark, Willis Jones, Ralph Justice, and Dan Eaves.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Oretha Edwards

Oretha Edwards, 81, passed away, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at 11 a.m., from Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Louisville, Mississippi. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in Charge of arrangements.

Gloria Ann Carter

Gloria Ann Carter, 44, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at her home in Noxapater, Mississippi. Memorial Service will be Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at 2 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Ollie D. Hathorn

Ollie D. Hathorn, 79, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at the Baptist Medical Center, Columbus, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Friday, November 15, 2013, at 1 p.m., from Mount Pleasant #2 Missionary Baptist Church, Noxapater, Mississippi. Visitation will be Thursday at the Funeral Home, from 12 noon until 6 p.m. Mr. Hathorn will be reposed in the church on Friday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Bill J. Catt

Mr. Billy Joe Catt, 73, died Monday, November 11, 2013, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 13th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Dowd officiating. Interment will be in Center Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Luke

Mr. Wayne Luke, 66, of Preston, died Sunday, November 10, 2013, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. The funeral service will be Tuesday, November 12th at 2 pm at McClain-Hayes Funeral Home in Philadelphia with Rev. Vernell Daniels, Rev. Gerald Butler and Rev. Allen Eaves officiating. Interment will be at Dry Creek Cemetery.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Louise Knight Tomlinson

Louise Knight Tomlinson went into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Saturday evening, November 9, 2013, at her home in Louisville, Mississippi. Born August 10, 1920, in Laurel, MS, Mrs. Tomlinson was the daughter of Bess Griffin White and Louis Knight. She was married for more than 60 years to A. B. (Pat) Tomlinson who died in October 2000. She and Pat had one son H. N. (Pat) who passed away in 2009. Louise had been a member of First Presbyterian Church for more than 80 years, and served the church for many years as organist and pianist.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Clinton Dudley Pittman

FUNERAL SERVICES:Clinton Dudley Pittman---Visitation: Sunday November 10, 2013, 1PM til Service Time @ Ackerman Church of Christ in Ackerman, MS. Service: Sunday November 10, 2013 @ 2:30PM @ Ackerman Church of Christ in Ackerman, MS. Interment: Antioch Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Burnell Weaver

Mrs. Burnell Weaver, 77, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at

Emmett W. Carr

MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES: Emmett W. Carr---Family Greeting: Wednesday November 6, 2013, 10AM til Service Time @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS Service: Wednesday November 6 , 2013 @ 11AM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @www.colemanfuneral.com

Cassandra Hemphill Foster

Mrs. Cassandra Hemphill Foster, 51, died Monday, November 4, 2013, at her home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 7th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Jimmy Moore officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Foster was born March 26, 1962, in Louisville, MS. She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Hemphill, and her son, Robert Thomas Rogers.

She is survived by her sons, Brian Alan Rogers of Brandon, Jonathan Bradley Rogers, and Austin Davis Foster, both of Louisville; her granddaughter, Madison Kaye Rogers of Lake, MS; her mother, Margaret Hemphill Phillips of Flora, MS; and two sisters, Teressa (Michael) Huntley of Brandon, MS, and Robin (Billy Joe) Carter of Louisville.

Memorials may be made to Hight Assembly of God.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Estelle Burdine Lollar

Estelle Burdine Lollar---Visitation: Monday November 4, 2013, 4PM til 7PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS and 1 hr prior to Service Time on Tuesday November 5, 2013 at Salem Independent Methodist Church. Service: Tuesday November 5 , 2013 @ 11AM @ Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman, MS. Interment: Salem Cemetery

Kate Spence

Kate Syble Coleman Spence was born on October 13, 1918, the second child of Griff and Florence Coleman of the Betheden Community. She lived all her life in the Louisville area, except for the last five years she lived in the Vickers Personal Care Home. Kate married Robert Walker Spence. Together they had a daughter Patricia.

Kate (as she liked to be called by everyone, young and old) passed away on November 4, 2013, leaving her daughter, Patricia Smith (Tommy); her granddaughter Brooke Eaves (Ryan); her sister Yvonne McNeill; great grandchildren Branson Spence Eaves and Anna Rose Eaves’ along with many, many other friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother Eugene Coleman, and her grandson Grant Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ryan Eaves, Branson Eaves, Mike Coleman, Wesley Coleman, Randal Livingston, and Josh Edwards.

Memorials may be made to Winston Academy, P.O. Box 545, Louisville, MS 39339.

Shirley Dempsey

Mrs. Shirley Ann Gore Dempsey, 67, died Sunday, November 3, 2013, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, MS. Memorial services will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 6th, at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until the service time Wednesday. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dempsey was born February 24, 1946, in Winston County, MS. She was a caregiver and homemaker, and attended First United Pentecostal Church. She loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Windham of Louisville, MS, Sheila Criddle of Philadelphia, MS, Danita Jones of Noxapater, MS, and Carolyn Prisock of Louisville, MS; her son, Daniel Dempsey of Philadelphia, MS; one sister, Lorraine Nation of Kosciusko, MS; grandchildren, Kari Windham, David “Buddy” Windham, Sabrina Diane Eaves, Clay Swindle, and Jaak Dempsey; and great grandchildren, Gavin Windham, Caden Windham, and Shyann Barrett; and numerous others whom she considered her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elsie Pearl “Tommie” Howard and William Gore; and a sister, Willie Mae Jones.

To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Cecil Jennings

Mr. Cecil Jennings, 92, died Saturday, November 2, 2013, at his son’s home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 4th, at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Jimmy Porter officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home,

Friday, November 1, 2013

J.C. Carter

Mr. J. C. Carter of Noxapater, Mississippi, 88, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013, at Montfort Jones Hospital in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, onSaturday, November 2, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at Noxapater Baptist Church with Rev. Trent Bilbo officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Laneisha Chantel Harrington

Laneisha Chantel Harrington, 36, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013, at University Medical Center, Jackson, MS.  Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 1 p.m., from Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi.  Visitation will Friday from the Funeral Home, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., Miss Harrington will be reposed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time, with Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.  

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Debbie Lynn Pace

Mrs. Debbie Lynn Pace, 59, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at Winston Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 31st, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Rook and Rev. Doug Sullivan officiating. Interment will be in Crystal Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Pace was born June 30, 1954, in Jackson, MS. She was a retired bookkeeper for Southern Natural Gas, and also worked for Louisville Insurance Agency, Vital Healthcare, and Joe Hodge Accounting.

She is survived by her husband, Billy “Bubba” Pace; her daughter, Bridgett (Scott) Eaves; her sister, Carol (James) Pugh; and her grandchildren, Caleb Eaves and Aubrey Eaves, all of Louisville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Acrise Hemphill and Davis O’Neal Dickerson.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Kate Dell Fraizer

FUNERAL SERVICES: Kate Dell Frazier---Visitation: NONE. Service: Wednesday October 30 , 2013 @ 1PM @ Graveside - Sturgis Cemetery in Sturgis, MS. Interment: Sturgis Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @www.colemanfuneral.com

Agnes Bridges

Mrs. Agnes Bridges, 94, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday, October 28, 2013, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Visitation will be Nowell-Massey Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, from 1 p.m. until service time. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, at Union Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ron Gomillion officiating. Interment will be in Union Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bobby (Dotty) Sullivan

Mr. Bobby (Dotty) Sullivan, 82, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at First United Methodist Church in Louisville on Monday, October 28, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Maldean Hendricks

Maldean Hendricks, 68, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at her home in Athens, AL.  Funeral Service will be Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 11 a.m., from Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi.  Visitation will be Monday, from 1 p.m., until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home.  Mrs. Hendricks will be reposed in the church on Tuesday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery, with Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tommie Harsley

Tommie Harsley, 95, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Veterans Hospital, Jackson, Mississippi.  Funeral Service will be Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 2 p.m., from Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi.  Visitation will be Saturday, from 12 Noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home.  Mr. Harsley will be reposed in the church one hour before service time on Sunday.  Burial will be in the church Cemetery.  Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Antonia Carstell Miller

Antonia Carstell Miller, 35, passed away at Mose H. Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC., on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Funeral Service will be Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at 2 p.m., from Ackerman High School Auditorium, Ackerman, Mississippi, at 2 p.m., Visitation will be Saturday from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Miller will be reposed in the Auditorium on Sunday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Enon Cemetery, with Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements. Address to Ackerman Auditorium: 393 East Church Street, Ackerman, MS 39735

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Charles P. Smith

FUNERAL SERVICES: Charles P. Smith---Visitation: Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1 hr prior to Service Time @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Service: Wednesday October 23 , 2013 @ 2PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Interment: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com

Walter Clark

Mr. Walter Clark, 72, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013, at University Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2013, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herb Nettleton officiating. Interment will be in Smallwood Cemetery.

Mr. Clark was born on January 27, 1941, to Bennie and Zola Steed Clark. He was of the Baptist faith and he was a superintendent with Key Constructors Inc.
Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Georgia Ann Wallis Clark, of McCool, Mississippi, and his son, Tommy Clark and wife, Kelly, of Kosciusko. He is also survived by a sister, Sherry Ann Clark of Louisville; and five brothers: Billy Wade Clark (Faye) and Lamar Clark (Jamie) all of Noxapater, Mississippi; Jerry Clark of McCool; Gary Clark (Crystal) of Louisville; and Keith Clark (Kathy) also of McCool. Mr. Clark has two grandchildren: Paris Clark and Layla Clark. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be George Wallis, Jr., Everette Clark and Shane Clark. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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

James Leon McKnight

MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES: James Leon McKnight---Visitation: None. Service: TBA at a later date and time by family. Interment: Enon Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com

Friday, October 18, 2013

Perry Wayne Robertson

Mr. Perry Wayne Robertson, 68, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 18, 2013, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Troy Crocker

Mr. Troy Crocker, 90, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in the Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 10 a.m. until service time. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Lundy and Rev. Hubert Yates officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

John Haggard


Mr. John Irvin Haggard, 57, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Neshoba County Hospital in Philadelphia, MS. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 17, at Sardis Cemetery, with Rev. Marlon Adcock officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home.

John was born November 15, 1955, in Ackerman, MS. He was a retired rig engineer in offshore oil drilling. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and John Herbert Haggard; and a brother, John Herbert Haggard, Jr. John is survived by a son, Jonathan (Meredith) McMillin of Jackson, MS; a daughter, Amy Melissa Haggard of Starkville; and a granddaughter, Emory Haggard. Pallbearers will be Daniel Parker, Jay McMillin, Jamie McMillin, and Greg Fulton. Memorials may be made to the Neshoba County Nursing Home, Philadelphia, MS.me.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Tolly Cleopus Williams

Tolly Cleopus Williams, 85, passed on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at University Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral service will be Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 11 a.m., from Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Williams will be reposed in the church on Wednesday, one hour before service time, with Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Ricki Thomas Prewitt

Ricki Thomas Prewitt, 69, a retired school music teacher and private piano instructor, passed away Saturday October 12, 2013 at the Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS. Ms. Prewitt was born September 2, 1944 in Winona, MS. She taught numerous students in places such as Ackerman, MS, French Camp, MS, and Wood Jr. College, as well as, many private lessons in her home. Ms. Prewitt was a member of Bethsaida Baptist Church near French Camp, MS, where she served as their ordained minister of music.

Connie Ann Farish

Mrs. Connie Ann Farish, 61, died Sunday, October 13, 2013, at her home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 16th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Connie was born March 17, 1952. She was a cosmetologist, and a member of South Louisville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorman and Betty Marsh. She is survived by her husband, James David Farish of Louisville; two daughters, Robin Janson of Lake City, FL, and Jessica Lorraine Farish of Louisville; a son, Lee Janson of Navarre, FL, Timothy Paul Farish of Louisville, and James Matthew Farish of Birmingham, AL; and one grandchild. Pallbearers will be Chuck McCullough, Josh McCullough, Scott Letteri, Timothy Farish, Casey Smith, and Gene Holbrook.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Larry Hugh Johnson

Mr. Larry Hugh Johnson, 49, died Thursday, October 10, 2013, Kemper County, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 15th, at Macedonia Baptist Church, with Rev. Hubert Yates officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Johnson was born January 9, 1964, in Louisville, MS. He was a hunting guide, and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannie Alexander Johnson of Louisville, MS; his son, Hugh Johnson of Starkville, MS; his daughter, Paige Johnson of Louisville, MS; his parents. Lou Reed Johnson and Walter Johnson, Sr. of Louisville, MS; his brother, Pete (Deborah) Johnson of Louisville, MS; and his sister, Ann Ricks of Brandon, MS.

Pallbearers will be Pete Johnson, Miles Johnson, Scott Schmitt, James Moffitt, Cody Stewart, David Parker, Dylan Morgan, and Peewee Howard.

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society.

John Wendell Carter

Mr. John Wendell Carter, 79, died Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, October 12th, at Liberty Baptist Church, with Rev. Bobby Parrish officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery.

Mr. Carter was born July 24, 1934, in Winston County, MS. He retired after 22 years with the U. S. Air Force. He was also retired form Louisville Public School System as head of audiovisual and computer systems, and worked at Winston Medical Center as head of maintenance and the ambulance service. He was chairman of Deacons at Liberty Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine Carter; his parents, Velna and Holder Carter; and a sister, Ercel Burks.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Webb Carter; a daughter, Angie (Ray) Hisaw of Louisville; two sons, Terry (Re-C) Carter of Louisville, and Ken (Julie) Carter of Madison, MS; 6 grandchildren, Rachael C. Bounds, Jade Gallagher, Becca Carter, John Mark Carter, Dylan Hisaw, and Ryan Smyth; and four great grandchildren, Hydie Grace Gallagher, Carter Gallagher, Bryson Gallagher, and Rivers Bounds.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Liberty Cemetery Fence Fund. Pallbearers will be Mike Perkins, Josh Bounds, John Mark Carter, Ray Hisaw, Dillon Hisaw, and Ryan Smyth. Granddaughters will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Genia Lynne Hancock

Ms. Genia Lynne Hancock, age 52, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 7, 2013. Genia was a native of Louisville, MS and was a resident of Metairie, LA for 30 years. Beloved daughter of Emily Bradford Hancock Gregg and the late Lewis Eugene Hancock. Loved by Dennis Scandurro. Sister of Ada Emily Woodward (husband, Richard Woodward) and Brad Hancock (wife, Gina Rose Hancock). Aunt of Mitchell Kuykendall (wife, Tabitha Kuykendall) and Courtney Hancock. Genia was a member of Whitehall United Methodist Church in Louisville, MS and was a 1979 graduate of Louisville High School. Genia was known for her wisdom, perseverance and love for others. She will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives she touched. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd., near Clearview Pkwy., in Metairie, LA on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 beginning at 4:00 PM with a funeral service to follow at 6:00 PM in Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home’s chapel. Funeral services in Louisville will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 12th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Kyle Ivy and Rev. Mike Dowd officiating. Interment will be in Whitehall Cemtery. Memorials may be made to the Louisville Lions Club or Whitehall United Methodist Church.

Margery Catledge Brown

Mrs. Margery Catledge Brown, 92, died at the home of her daughter, Susan, in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, October 12th, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Louisville. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Porter Funeral Home.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Frankie Lee Roberson

Frankie Lee Roberson, 90, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013, at her home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 11 a.m., from the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Roberson will be reposed in the church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville is in Charge of arrangements.

Shirley Prisock Eaves


Mrs. Shirley Prisock Eaves, 75, died Sunday, October 6, 2013, at her home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 9th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Trent Jaudon officiating. Interment will be in Murphy Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00to 8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Bob Estes

Mr. Bob Estes, 80, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at his residence in Noxapater, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville on Monday, October 7, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Noxapater Baptist Church with Rev. Trent Bilbo and Bill Barnes officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mildred Dean Moore

Miss Mildred Dean Moore, 86, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2013, in the Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Monday, October 7, 2013, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m.in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Keen officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

William F. (Bill) Coleman, Sr.

FUNERAL SERVICES: William F. (Bill) Coleman, Sr.---Visitation: Thursday October 3, 2013, 12:00 PM until Service Time @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Service: Thursday October 3 , 2013 @ 2PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Interment: Enon Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com

Monday, September 30, 2013

Annie C. Cockrell

Mrs. Annie Catherine Crick Cockrell, 82, died Monday, September 30, 2013, at University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 3rd, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mason Joy officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 PM until service time at Porter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cockrell was born March 29, 1931, in Reform, MS. She was a retired respiratory therapist at Winston Medical Center, and was a member of East Louisville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Cockrell; her parents, Rowena and E. Z. Crick; a sister, Jacqueline Atkinson; and a brother, Gid Crick.

She is survived by two daughters, Melisa (Roy Dale) Fulton of Louisville, and Melanie (Cecil) Price of Louisville; three sons, Wayne (Annette) Cockrell of Hastings, Nebraska, Joe (Daphne) Cockrell of Louisville, and Wendell (Mary Lena) Cockrell of Perry, GA; 14 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Mary Young Bane

Mrs. Mary Y. Bane, 90, died Saturday, September 28, 2013 in her home of natural causes. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home with Brother Billy Bowie officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Porter Funeral home. After the service, the internment will be at Memorial Park where a private ceremony will be held for family.

 Mrs. Bane was born on August 9, 1923 in Philadelphia, MS to Mary Elizabeth Fulton and James Monroe Young. She was a homemaker and also worked in retail management when she lived in Biloxi, MS. She was a Sunday school teacher and active member of Bay Vista Baptist Church in Biloxi, MS. She belonged to the Lions Club in Louisville, MS, and loved gardening. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Louisville.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Christian of Biloxi and Louisville, MS; her second husband, Lamar Bane of Louisville, MS; her son, James Christian of Biloxi, MS; her brothers, James Young of Tupelo, MS, Fulton Young of Greenwood, Ms, and Simon T. Young of Louisville, MS; her sister, Maureen Morgan of Louisville, MS. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Lemcke, son-in-law, James Lemcke and granddaughter, Michelle Lemcke of Houston, TX; her son, Joseph Christian, daughter-in-law, Linda Christian and granddaughter, Dana Christian of Louisville, MS; her grandson, Brant Christian and wife, Faith Christian and great grandson, Brayden Christian of Louisville, MS; her daughter-in-law, Lynda Christian and grandson, Jonathan Christian of Biloxi, MS; her sister, Mildred Young Calvert of Louisville, MS; her niece, Kim Calvert McMinn and husband, Jeff McMinn, her great nephew, Landon McMinn and great niece, Peyton McMinn of Louisville, MS; her nephew, David Calvert and wife, Jennifer Calvert and great nephew, Gavin Calvert of Louisville, MS; her sister-in-law, Billie Jean Young and nephew, Barry Young of Paris, TN, her nephew, Thomas Young of Florida; her nephew, Richard Young and wife, Alison Young of Texas; her nephew, Sidney Sloan and wife, Deanie Sloan of Holly Springs, MS; her nephew, Fulton Young, Jr. and wife, Patricia Young, Jr. of Germantown, TN; her niece, Jacqueline Rhodes of Memphis, TN; her niece, Jeanette Young McCormick and husband Henry McCormick of Brandon, MS; her niece, Judy Carver and husband, Jerry Carver of Carrollton, MS; her niece, Donna Young Means of Lucedale, MS and many, many other wonderful relatives and friends.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Judy Gazaway

Mrs. Judy Gazaway, 58, died Friday, September 27, 2013 at Neshoba County General Hospital. Visitation will be on Saturday, Sept 28th from 5-8 pm at McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia. The funeral service will be on Sunday, Sept 29th at 2pm at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Skinner and Rev. Jack Foster officiating. Interment will follow at Good Hope Cemetery.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Neshoba County. She had formerly worked as office manager in medical equipment sales. Mrs. Gazaway was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Gazaway; daughter, Mandy Barfoot Guess and her husband, Brian; son, Marc Barfoot and his wife, Mitsy, all of Philadelphia and 12 grandchildren.
Mrs. Gazaway was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Ruby May and an infant twin brother, Jamie.

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Maurice Malone Hillhouse

FUNERAL SERVICES: Maurice Malone Hillhouse---Visitation: Fri. September 27, 2013, 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM @ Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS & Sat. September 28, 2013, 1:00 PM until Service Time @ Center Grove Baptist Church near Maben, MS. Service: Saturday September 28, 2013 @ 2PM @ Center Grove Baptist Church. Interment: Wake Forest Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @www.colemanfuneral.com

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Susie Elizabeth Wilson Skelton

Susie Elizabeth Wilson Skelton, 92, died Sept. 23, 2013 in the Care Center of Louisville.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with burial to follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Webster County. Rev. Mike Childs will officiate.
While living in Webster County, Mrs. Skelton attended the Mantee Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Skelton was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Curtis Skelton.
Survivors include one daughter; Sue Skelton Latham of Louisville; one son William C. Skelton of Louisville; one sister, Irene Wilson Ital, of Gloster; four grandchildren: Curt Skelton, Casey Skelton, Matt Skelton and Mandy Husak; and four great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Curt Skelton, Casey Skelton, Matt Skelton, Charles Morgan, Calvin Redwine, and Russell Forrester.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of all arrangements.

Milton Thomas

Mr. Milton Thomas, 54, of Noxapater, died Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at his home. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept 26th from 5 - 8 pm at Zion Chapel Pentecostal Church. The funeral service will be at 11 am on Friday, Sept 27th at the church with Rev. Dewayne Kelsey officiating. Interment will follow at Sunrise Cemetery in Noxapater.

He was a native of Morton and had been a resident of Winston County since 1987. He was a retired truck driver. Mr. Thomas was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Winston County.

Survivors include his daughter, Sarah Mayo of Kosciusko; granddaughter, MaeLei Klaire Mayo of Kosciusko; companion/caregiver, Betty Lee; mother, Jessie Mae Thomas of Philadelphia; sister, Mary Ann Nutt of Kemper County; brother, Walter Jack Thomas of Noxapater; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his daughter, Christie Mae Thomas; father, Welton Thomas; and brother, Curtis Thomas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made toward funeral expenses. McClain-Hays Funeral Home of Philadelphia is in charge of arrangements. www.mcclainhays.com

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Harvey Jr. Carter

Harvey Jr. Carter, 70, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at the Winston County Nursing Home, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11 a.m., from the Chapel of Beck Funeral Home, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Mary Alice Triplett

Mary Alice Triplett, 60, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2013, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 2 p.m., from the Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in Charge of arrangements.

Gary E. Lauderdale

Mr. Gary E. Lauderdale, 67, died Tuesday, September 24, 2013, in Sunflower County, MS. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 P.M. on Thursday, September 26th, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Noxapater, with Rev. James Dearing officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Lauderdale was born October 10, 1945, in Coahoma County, Mississippi. He was a retired truck driver, and was a member of Union Ridge Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy McAdory Lauderdale; and his parents, Mildred Early and J. D. Lauderdale.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Anna Lora Goodin

Mrs. Anna Lora Goodin, 91, passed away on September 21, 2013, at Louisville Health Care in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Friday, September 27, 2013, from 10 a.m. until service time. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Lundy and Rev. Tommy Jones officiating. Interment will be in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Robert Thomas "Bob" Rogers

Mr. Robert Thomas “Bob” Rogers, 34, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2013, in Bay Springs, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 22nd, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Jimmy Moore officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Baptist Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rogers was born August 31, 1979, in Louisville, MS, where he was well-known and loved by many. He was a member of Hight Assembly of God Church in Noxapater, MS. He graduated from Winston Academy in 1997. He worked at Taylor Machine Works and was the manager of Hemphill Furniture Company before moving to bay Springs, MS, where he worked at Hol-Mac Corporation as a purchasing logistical planner. He was preceded in death by his father, John Thomas Rogers; and his grandparents, Robert Melvin “Billy” Hemphill, and Berlin Thomas and Clara Eaves Rogers.

He is survived by his daughter, Madison Kaye Rogers, who was the light of his life; his mother, Cassandra Hemphill; his brothers, Brian Alan Rogers, Jonathan Bradley Rogers, and Austin David Foster; his grandmother, Margaret Hemphill Phillips, and a host of family and friends who loved him very much.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

William Worthy

William Worthy, 77, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at the Winston County Nursing Home, Louisville, Mississippi.  Funeral Service will be Monday, September 23, 2013, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of Beck Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Little Calvary Cemetery, Louisville, Mississippi.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Frances G. Bradberry

FUNERAL SERVICES: Frances G. Bradberry---Visitation: Fri. September 20, 2013, 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM @ Antioch Methodist Church near Ackerman, MS. Service: Friday September 20, 2013 @ 11AM @ Antioch Methodist Church. Interment: Anticoch Cemetery---SIGN GUESTBOOK UNDER CURRENT OBITS @ www.colemanfuneral.com