Saturday, March 31, 2018

Granville Murphy



Memorial Service for Mr. Granville Murphy, 62, will be Sunday, from 1 until 2 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Dr. James E. Calloway

Dr. James E. Calloway, Jr, 93, passed away at Winston Medical Center on Wednesday March 28, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday March 31 at 11:00 am at First Methodist Church of Louisville with Rev. Mike Childs and Rev. Bess Perrier officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 am until service time at the church. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tylan Mikel Glenn


Tylan Mikel Glenn, 16, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Winston County Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 1 p.m., from Unity Outreach Fellowship Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Glenn, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Delphia Obadiah McQueen

Delphia Obadiah McQueen, 80, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Jeff Anderson Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Friday, March 30, 2018, at 1 p.m., from Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Thursday, from 12 noon until 5 p.m., and a Wake service will be 5 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. McQueen, will be placed 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.

Barbara Ann Rodgers


Mrs. Barbara Ann Rodgers, 82, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018, at her son’s residence in Grand Blanc, MI. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 P. M. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rodgers was born August 26, 1935 in Louisville, MS. She was a retired beautician/business owner in Warren MI. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Kennith Rodgers; her parents, Audie Mae (Rogers) and Adron Albert Whitehead, and half brother, Adron Vaughney Whitehead.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Wayne Rodgers (partner, Ray Wright) of Holly MI, Charles David Rodgers (wife, Debra) of Grand Blanc MI and grandson, Michael Scott Rodgers (partner, Matthew Hanks) of Denver CO. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 6211 Taylor Drive, Flint, MI 48507-4665 or online at heartlandhospicefund.org.



Sunday, March 25, 2018

William David "Bubba" Johnson

Mr. William David “Bubba” Johnson, Sr., 81, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018, at his home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 28th, at Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. Johnny Collins officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Randy Dempsey

Gary Randall “Randy” Dempsey, age 70, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at his residence in Ackerman, Mississippi. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville with Rev. Robert Chumley officiating. Interment will follow in Welcome Chapel Jesus Name Church Cemetery.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Joy Jenkins

Joy Jenkins, age 88, of Brandon, Mississippi, formerly of Louisville, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Brandon Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Brandon.

Joy was born in Louisville, on June 27, 1929, to Ervin and Claudia Hill Richardson. She was a member of Ellison Ridge Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and very much loved her family and enjoyed taking care of them.

Joy is survived by her daughter, Lisa Little and husband, Jeff of Brandon. One of her greatest joys was being “Mamaw” to her three grandchildren: Matthew Little and wife, Meagan Rae; Carli Little; and Lanie Little; as well as her two great-grandchildren, Ford and Fisher Little. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Jenkins; and her parents.

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, March 21, 2018

Diana Crocker

Diana Crocker, age 57, of Florence, Mississippi, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood, Mississippi. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018, at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scarlet Shepperd officiating. Interment will follow in Flower Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Sallie Mae Shoumaker



Mrs. Sallie Mae Shoumaker, 85, of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at the University Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 2 p.m., from Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Noxapater, Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Shoumaker, will be placed in the Church one half hour before service time. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Willie Clyde Hathorn

Willie Clyde Hathorn, 62, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the University Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 2 p.m., from Ebenezer Church of God In Christ, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 Noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Hathorn, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the New Zion Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Patricia Lee Pilgrim

Patricia Lee Pilgrim of Noxapater, Mississippi, age 83, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at her daughter’s residence in Meridian, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville. Visitation will be the day of the service from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in McClain Chapel Cemetery in Neshoba County.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Harry Lavon Carter



Harry Lavon Carter, 51, of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at his Home. Funeral Service will be Monday, March 19, 2018, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant#2 Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tommy Lee Hunt

Tommy Lee Hunt, 64, of Louisville, passed on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at his Home. Funeral Service will be Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Theresa McMillian

Mrs. Theresa McMillian, 89, of Louisville, passed on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at the Winston Medical Center. Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 11 a.m., from Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Jamie D. Clark

Jamie D. Clark, age 65, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Neshoba General Hospital in Philadelphia. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2018, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville with Rev. Chris Vowell and Chet Wilkes officiating. Visitation will be the day of the memorial service from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville.

Jamie was born May 17, 1952, to James and Dorothy Jones Armstrong. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Paul of Philadelphia; and two sons, James Kelly and wife, Cassey; and Robin Creekmore all of Louisville. Jamie is also survived by her sister, Sheila Branch and husband, Brian Crain; and her brothers, James D. Armstrong and Bruce A. Armstrong. She leaves behind five grandchildren: Troy Vernado, Mickayla Kaszubowski, Erin Kelly, Dalton Keen, and Shae Keen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zeb Clark; and her parents.

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.







Lois O. Long

Visitation: 12:30PM til Service Time Friday March 16, 2018 at Bethlehem Baptist Church near Ackerman, MS. Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Friday March 16, 2018 at Bethlehem Baptist Church near Ackerman, MS. Interment: Bethlehem Cemetery near Ackerman, MS.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Elizabeth Jean McDill



Mrs. Elizabeth Jean Warner McDill, 85, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018, at Louisville Healthcare in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A. M. on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Timothy McDill officiating. Interment will be in Murphy Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McDill was born May 4, 1932 in Louisville, MS. She was retired from TRW, and a member of Murphy Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, David William McDill; one grandson, David Shane Parks; and her parents, Mozell Cockrell Warner and C.B. Warner.

She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn (Danny) Parks of Louisville, MS, and Brenda Kay (Larry) Wood of Ackerman, MS; four grandchildren, Ryan Parks, Glenda Jean Johnson, Melissa Carol Wood, and William Douglas Wood; 10 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Murphy Creek Cemetery fund.

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




Willie Geeter, Jr.

Mr. Willie Geeter, Jr., 57, of Macon, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at his home. Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 17, 2017, at 2 p.m., from Brushfork Missionary Baptist Church, Macon, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Geeter, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Ruth Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Kenneth Perry

Visitation: 5PM til 8PM Wednesday March 14, 2018 at Chester Baptist Church near Ackerman, MS. Funeral Service: 1:00 PM Thursday March 15, 2018 at Chester Baptist Church near Ackerman, MS. Interment: Mt. Nebo Cemetery near Ackerman, MS.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tommy Pace

Mr. Tommy Lee Pace, 75, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Bedford Care in Marion, MS. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Pace was born April 30, 1942, in Jackson, MS. He retired after serving for 30 years in the Navy as an intelligence photographer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys Pearl Hill Pace and William Clarence Pace; one sister, Flora Janette Ball; and three brothers, Ray Pace, Clinton Pace, and Eugene Pace.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Gail Pace of Meridian, MS; his daughter, Michelle Pace-Bailey of Lafayette, TN; one sister, Bonnie Moore of Pensacola, FL; two brothers, Billy Pace of Wiggins, MS and Cecil Pace of Pearl, MS; one grandson, Jonathan Pace; one great grandson, Michael Pace; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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



Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mae Prisock McAdory

Mrs. Ora Mae McAdory, 79, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 8th, at 11:00 A.M. at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Jonathan Peeples officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Nicky Walter Stevens

A memorial service will be held at a later date.




Johnnie Dee Wray Hill Rogers

Johnnie Dee Wray Hill Rogers, age 89, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Rush Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville and from 10:30 a.m. until service time at Vernon United Methodist Church on Wednesday. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, with Rev. Doug Herring and Rev. Becky Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Richard W. Dawkins

Visitation: 12PM til Service Time Tuesday March 6, 2018 at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Tuesday March 6, 2018 at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Interment: Beulah Baptist Cemetery near Weir, MS.

John Eddie Frazier



Mr. John Eddie Frazier, 68, of Sturgis, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at his home. Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 11 a.m., from Lake Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Frazier, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Alexander Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Henry Lee Young

Mr. Henry Lee Young, 75, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at the Speciality Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 1 p.m., from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Young will be placed in the Church on Wednesday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Patricia "Pat" Arnold

Patricia Ann Hill Arnold, “Pat”, 76, passed away on Friday, March 2nd, 2018, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be held, March 9th, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. followed by the funeral service which will be held at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Arthur Eichelberger will be officiating and internment will follow at Sardis Cemetery.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Gloria Bailey Mason

Mrs. Gloria Bailey Mason, 72, entered into her heavenly home with great joy and in perfect health
after her four year battle with internal melanoma on Thursday, March 01, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 3rd, at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home; and Saturday one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada, MS. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Her survivors include husband, Roger Mason of Louisville, MS; daughter, Kelly (Walley) Joyner of Madison, MS; sons Chris Mason of Grenada, MS and Ryan (Laura Catherine) Mason of Vestavia Hills, AL; three grandchildren, Mason and Jackson Joyner, and Bailey Mason; brothers, Ford (Martha Lynn) Bailey of Madison, MS and Hall (Carole) Bailey of Jackson, MS; sisters-in-law, Kathy (Mac) McLemore of Madison, MS and Karen (Larry) Vance of Grenada, MS; two nephews and six nieces; and a special cousin, Joy (Frank) Gifford of Rockland, ME. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cliff and Fran Bailey.

Gloria was born in Temple, TX on December 19, 1945 and spent her childhood in Grenada, MS. She married the love of her life and high school sweetheart on July 20, 1968. They were blessed with three children and eventually three grandchildren. Two of Gloria’s most treasured roles were that of “Momma” and “Gogo”

Gloria was a faithful member of Louisville First United Methodist Church, having been involved in various ministries. Her heart for children was seen in her years of teaching elementary Sunday School, her involvement in the Good News Club, and her 28 years of classroom teaching.

Another huge part of Gloria’s life was her involvement with the Walk to Emmaus. Since 1988 she had served on Walks in both the Koinonia Community and the North MS Emmaus Community, where she also served on the board.

One of the advantages of dying of melanoma is that you can write your own obituary. In the days I had left, I treasured time spent with my family and friends. I want to thank the many special people who were there for us with their love, support, calls, visits, food, and especially their prayers. I truly had 72 years that were beyond blessed. These past several years I experienced God’s presence in deeper ways than ever before. He gave me such a peace that passed my understanding (Philipians 4:7), and the promise He was going before me and would never leave me (Deuteronomy 31:8). Today, because of my father’s perfect plan, I am more alive than I’ve ever been.

So to those I’m leaving for a while, remember in every test or trial to do your best and give God the glory, make each day count, love those around you, stay close to Jesus, and look forward to your eternal home!

Pallbearers will be Rob Yates, Cliff Hudson, Patrick Morgan, Taylor Harris, Jeff Walton, and Casey Skelton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 523, Louisville, MS, 39339, or Christian World Missions, Orphans in India, P.O. Box 985, Starkville, MS 39760.

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



Samuel Earl Nunn



Mr. Samuel Earl Nunn, 68, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Monday, February 26, 2018, at Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, at 2 p.m., from Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Nunn, will be placed 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.

Milton Ashford

Mr. Milton Ashford, 72, of Ackerman, Mississippi, passed on Friday, February 23, 2018, at the North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 11 a.m., from Rockport United Methodist Church, Ackerman, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 12 noon until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Ashford, will be placed 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.

Spencer Triplett

 Mr. Spencer Triplett, 49, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at Baptist Medical Center, Columbus, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home.