Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tersia Jean Smith

Mrs. Tersia Jean Smith, 55, of Ackerman, passed on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at the Choctaw County Nursing Center, Ackerman, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Friday, December 14, 2018 at 1 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home, 4860 MS Hwy. 12, Weir, Mississippi. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery, Stewart, Mississippi. Beck Funeral Home of Weir in charge of arrangements.

Billy Bernard Harrington



Billy Bernard Harrington, 44, formerly of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed on Monday, December 3, 2018, in Baton Rough, Louisiana. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.,from MOBH District Bldg., Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Harrington, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Mount Vernon Church Cemetery, Noxapater, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Billie Maureen Ming Jones

Services for Billie Maureen Ming Jones will be held, Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 10 a.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Adcock officiating. Burial will follow in Mars Hill Cemetery in Winston County. Visitation will be held Friday, December 14, 2018 at 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home. McClain-Hays is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Jones, 90, of Brandon, died Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

She worked and retired after 30 years of service as a secretary for Mississippi State Hospital. She loved the Dixie National Rodeo, trail riding , Elvis and her dogs. Mrs. Jones was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Pearl, Ms.

Special Thanks to Oak Cottage at Winston County Rehabilitation Home.

Survivors include daughters, Kathy Bowman (Bobby) of Louisville, MS, Donna K. Harris (WC) of Pearl, MS and Rhonda F. Ming of Pearl, MS; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her first husband of 49 years, Daniel R. Ming; son, James Richard Ming; sisters, Genelle Edington, Mona Warren, and Janice Wilson; brother, James Williamson.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Jimmie Irene Rogers

Mrs. Jimmie Irene Woodruff Rogers, 85, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at the Beehive Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P. M. on Saturday, December 15th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Newlie Long officiating. Interment will be in Ellison Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until the service time. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rogers was born May 12, 1933, in Winston County, MS. She was a graduate of Ellison Ridge High School, and worked as an office manager for Dowdle Gas. Jimmie Irene was a faithful member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benny Roy Rogers; and her parents, Vida Eaves Woodruff and Rudolph Woodruff.

She is survived by her daughter, Gina (Darrell) Duty; her son, Gregg Rogers, both of Louisville; one brother, Rudye (Dorothy) Woodruff of Marietta, GA; 5 grandchildren, Courtney Duty Hunt, Cole Duty, Lauren Rogers, Brandon Rogers, and Nick Duty; and 2 great grandchildren, Liam Hunt and Ella Duty.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 547, Louisville, MS 39339.




Randall Smith

Randall Smith, 41, of Louisville, passed on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at his home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1 p.m., from Josey Cheek M. B. Church, 4821 Hwy. 182, Starkville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Smith, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Union Chapel Church Cemetery, Louisville, Mississippi. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

James Lee Colston

James Lee Colston, 45, of Louisville, passed on Friday, December 7, 2018, at the University Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 11 a.m., from Calvary Apostolic Faith Church, Louisville, with burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Colston, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Kenny Joe Hanna

Mr. Kenny Joe Hanna, 73, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 13th , at Coye Assembly of God in Preston, MS, with Rev. Ryan Farmer and Dr. Jon Martin officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, Dec. 12th, at Porter Funeral Home; and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Vernon Assembly of God Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Thomas Suttle

A memorial service for Mr. Suttle will be held in Memphis, TN, at a later date.




Betty Jo Todd

Mrs. Betty Jo Middleton Todd, 90, formerly of Louisville, MS, passed away December 9, 2018 at the Windsor Nursing Home in Columbus, MS. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 12th, at 11:00 A.M. at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Newlie Long officiating. Visitation will held from 10:00 A.M until the service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Joe Middleton Todd was born in Copiah County, Mississippi on August 22, 1928. She was the daughter of U.T. Middleton and Bonnie Bell Stevens Middleton, who preceded her in death.

Betty Jo was a graduate of Georgetown School, Copiah Lincoln Junior College, and Mississippi College. She received her Masters of Education from Mississippi College, and served as an elementary school teacher in the Louisville Municipal School District for 36 years.

Betty is predeceased by her parents; her husband of 58 years Edsel; her brother Melton Middleton; and her sister Isla Corl.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Callahan of Columbus, MS; two grandchildren, Kristine Jaynes (Jordy) of Columbus, MS, and Scott Callahan (Brianna) of Phoenix, AZ; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church of Louisville, MS, or a charity of your choice.




Mary Watkins Rogers

Mary Watkins Rogers, age 86, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at her residence in the Plattsburg Community. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 12 from 5:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 13 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Hill and Rev. Franklin Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Plattsburg Cemetery.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Lee Audis Jayroe


Mrs. Carrie Lee Audis Nichols Jayroe, age 99, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 8, 2018, at Hickory Cottage at the Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. We will celebrate her life and love for the Lord on Thursday, December 20th, at 11:00 A.M. at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS with the Reverends Mike Childs and Junior Davis officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 19th from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. and on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery after the service.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Steven Berry Talbot

Steven Berry Talbot, 58, of Starkville, MS passed away early
Friday, December 7, 2018. A native of Louisville, MS, Steven graduated from Louisville High School and attended Hinds Community College and Mississippi State University, but lived the latter part of his life in Starkville.

Steven was a caring, and loyal husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend. He loved helping his patients and was also known for his love of the outdoors where you could always find him hunting or fishing. He was an avid Arkansas Razorbacks fan that loved to cheer on the hogs on any given Saturday as long as he was surrounded by family and friends. He was one of a kind, with a wild sense of humor, that will be missed by many.

Steven is preceded in death by his father, John Berry Talbot, and his wife, Missie Thames Talbot, of Starkville.

Steven is survived by his three children, Judson Talbot, Stephanie Edwards (Scottie), and Jacob Talbot, all of Starkville, MS. He is also survived by his mother, Bertha Gaye Talbot of Louisville, MS, his sister Lynn Doyle of Philadelphia, MS, and his brother Brian Talbot (Lee Ann) of Louisville, MS., and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Starkville, MS, with the funeral service immediately following in the church sanctuary. Rev. Bob Whiteside will conduct the service. Burial will be in Memorial Garden Park Cemetery.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Billy Havard Hill

Mr. Billy Havard Hill, 59, of Louisville, passed on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at his home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Franklin Lamar Boyd

Franklin Lamar Boyd, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Thursday, December 6 from 5:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 7 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bryan Carruba and Rev. George Bueller officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Lamar was born March 30, 1941, to Robert and Ella Rebecca Rives Boyd. He was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church of Starkville. Lamar was also a retired United Methodist Church minister; a Mason; a member of the Eastern Star; and past president of the Woodmen of the World Fraternity. He had a gift of serving God on a personal level always praying for young couples with small children when he encountered them in public settings. Lamar also served as the National Coordinator for Discover God’s Call which is a United Methodist Church program designed to guide and encourage individuals to explore their calling; and he served and participated in Emmaus Walks.

Lamar is survived by his loving wife Jeanette Linton Boyd of Starkville; two sons Steven Lamar Boyd and wife Celestine of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; and Stacy Damar Boyd and wife Amy of Niceville, Florida; and two step-daughters Marsha Stricklin and husband Billy of Ackerman, Mississippi; and Amanda Pritchitt of Eupora, Mississippi. One of his greatest joys was being “Papaw” to his three grandchildren: Isaiah Boyd; Austin Williamson; and Miranda (Joshua) Thompson. He is also survived by his brother Eddie Boyd of Brandon, Mississippi; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother William Henry Boyd; and his sister Frances Childress.

Serving as pallbearers are Eddie Boyd, Isaiah Boyd, Stacy Boyd, and Steven Boyd. Memorials in honor of Lamar may be given to Celebrate Recovery Golden Triangle, c/o Meadowview Baptist Church, 300 Linden Circle, Starkville, MS 39759.

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


Barbara Berry

Barbara Ann Berry, 82, retired Licensed Practical Nurse, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at her residence in Weir, MS, after a short illness. She was born October 11, 1936, in Choctaw County, Mississippi to Houston L. and Delcy Mae(Harris) Oswalt.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. from Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2018, at Coleman Funeral Home, with a second visitation on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. till service time at the church.

Mrs. Berry is survived by her husband, Billy E. Robertson, of Enid, MS, 2 sons, James Michael Berry(Alice) of Burleson, TX, and Timothy Ray Berry of Weir, MS, 1 brother, Billy Joe Oswalt(Jean) of Weir, MS, 2 sisters, Rose O. Hunt of Ackerman, MS, and Sandra Oswalt McKay(Cecil) of Weir, MS, 6 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Berry is preceded in death by her parents, 1 son, Todd Allan Berry, and 1 brother, H.L. Oswalt.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery Fund.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Florine "Flo" Parker

Florine “Flo” Parker, age 90, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018, at Winston Medical Center Hospital in Louisville, Mississippi, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 5, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 6 at Camp Ground United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Camp Ground Cemetery.

Flo was born, September 22, 1928, to P. E. and Stella Mae Thomas Stanley. She was a member of Camp Ground United Methodist Church and a graduate of Noxapater High School. Flo loved baking, especially caramel cakes for Lake Tiak-O’Khata. She enjoyed working in her yard and her flowers. She also raised cock-a-til birds as a hobby. For many years, she worked at Woolsworth in downtown Mobile, Alabama. After moving back to Noxapater, she and her husband opened the Mason Jar Restaurant. For more than 40 years, Flo worked at Lake Tiak-O’Khata Restaurant where she enjoyed serving and meeting people from around the world.

Flo is survived by two sons Charles Parker and wife Teresa of LaGrange, Georgia; and Michael Parker of Saraland, Alabama. She is also survived by her brothers, Archie Stanley and wife Sandra of Nanih Waiya; Bobby Stanley and wife Edna; Jerry Stanley and wife Frances; Bill Stanley all of Noxapater; and Clyde Stanley and wife Virginia of Louisville. One of her greatest joys was being “Granny” to her four grandchildren: Paige (Charlie) McAluffe; Parrish Parker; Kailin Parker; and Jessica Michelle (Ryan) Welch; as well as five great-grandchildren: Camden, Lily, and Liam McAluffe; and Rogan and Lennox Welch. She was preceded in death by her husband John Wilford Parker; her parents; two sisters Geneva Stevenson and Jane Reid; and her brother, Larry Stanley.

Serving as pallbearers are Gary Mayo, Jerry Smith, Joe Smith, Scotty Smith, Tim Smith, and Jeff Stanley. Honorary pallbearers are all employees of her Lake Tiak-O’Khata family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Camp Ground United Methodist Church, c/o Becky Waddell, 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.





Robin Hinton

Robin Dianne Hinton, age 56, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at her residence in Guntown, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8 at Bevill Hill Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Bevill Hill Cemetery.

Robin was born January 17, 1962, to Willie Joe and Earnestine “Micky” Clarke Gentry. She was an electrician and enjoyed spending time reading always learning. She enjoyed her family and friends but most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Robin is survived by four children: Dixie Ludwig and husband Matthew of Needles, California; Kimberly Edwards and husband J. R. of Moselle, Mississippi; Chad Hinton and wife Mariah of Saltillo, Mississippi; and Heather Pulliam and husband Charles of Beaumont, Mississippi. One of her greatest joys was being “Grandma Robin” to her 14 grandchildren: Elizabeth Freeman, Shawna Freeman, Storm Williamson, Crystal Mixon, Angel Mixon, Summer Evans, Jimmy Edwards, Jamie Jenkins, Stephanie Hinton, Celeste Hinton, Joseph Hinton, Brionna Pulliam, Rylee Pulliam, and K. C. Pulliam; as well as her six great-grandchildren. Robin is also survived by her brother Mark Gentry and wife Joye of Louisville. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother Joseph Dale Gentry.

Serving as pallbearers are J. R. Edwards, Jimmy Edwards, Kenneth Evans, Johnny Gentry, Thomas Haskins, and Charles Pulliam. Memorials may be given to Breast Cancer Research, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265.

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.




Sunday, December 2, 2018

Mary R. Higgins

Mary R. Higgins, 66, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Golden Triangle Hospital in Columbus, MS. Mrs. Higgins was a member of the New Zion Baptist Church in Weir, MS. She was born February 3, 1952, in Choctaw County, Mississippi. Parents were Robert and Annie Ethel (Wood) Oswalt.

Graveside Services for Mrs. Higgins were held on Monday, December 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Airy Cemetery near Ackerman, MS. Burial followed in Mt. Airy Cemetery.

Mrs. Higgins is survived by her husband, Therrell Higgins, 1 brother, Paul Oswalt of Weir, MS, 2 sisters, Bonnie Sledge and Wilma Seawright, both of Weir, MS.

Mrs. Higgins is preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Airy Cemetery Fund or charity of choice.

Bobby Joe Miller

Visitation: 10:30 AM til Service Time Tuesday December 4, 2018 at Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman, MS. Funeral Service: 1 PM Tuesday December 4, 2018 at Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman, MS. Interment: Salem Cemetery near Ackerman, MS

Terry Hickman

Mr. Terry Hickman, 95, of Louisville, passed on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at the Louisville Health Care Center, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 2 p.m., from Warren Chapel COGIC, with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Hickman, will be placed in the Church on Wednesday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Victoria Wise

Mrs. Victoria Wise, 64, of Louisville, passed on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, in Hinds County Mississippi. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date by Family. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.