Monday, May 20, 2019

Grace Bonnie DePriest

Miss Grace Bonnie DePriest, age 7, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. A celebration of Grace’s life will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 2 p.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Nebo Cemetery in Choctaw County. 

Grace was born February 9, 2012, to Andrew DePriest and Cindy Garrett DePriest in Fort Pierce, Florida. She was so sweet and touched the lives of everyone who met her; and she gave the best hugs and kisses! Grace was our beloved, shining, happy girl who loved spending times at Disney World in the Magic Kingdom every chance she had. She was the light of our lives; the star of our hearts and she leaves us smiling through our tears at our memories of her.

Grace is survived by her mommy, Cindy, of Louisville; her daddy, Andrew, of Eupora, Mississippi; and her sister Stephenie Garrett of Port St. Lucie, Florida. She also leaves behind her grandparents: Ray and Hazel Garrett of Louisville, Patricia Rutledge of Byram, Mississippi; and Billy DePriest of Eupora. Grace will be missed by her aunts and uncles: Lesia and Donnie Harris; Mike Bruce; Wanda Sapp; Sandra Grigsby; Ron Rutledge; Jennifer Willis; Leigh and Criss Turnipseed; and Lori and Tim Burt; as well as a host of cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandmother Bonnie Ruth DePriest; her “GG” Patsy Aleene Collins; and three uncles Marc Bruce; Kenneth DePriest; and Billy Dean DePriest.

Serving as pallbearers are Ray Garrett, Riley Carruthers, Mike Bruce and Donnie Harris. Memorial contributions in memory of Grace may be given to Give Kids the World Village, 210 S. Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746.

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, May 18, 2019

Hernando Joe Caperton

Hernando Joe Caperton died May 16, 2019 at MS Baptist Hospital in Jackson after a brief illness. Joe was born to John Albert Caperton and Lillie Mae Moody Caperton on April 2, 1929 in Winston County. He was named after his two grandfathers, Hernando Desoto Caperton and Joe Moody, both of pioneer families who settled in Winston County in the 1830’s and 1850’s.

Joe grew up in Louisville and lived most of his life there graduating from Louisville High School and later attending Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, Illinois. In 1951, he joined 104 other men in Company G, 155th Infantry Regiment, 31st Dixie Division who departed Louisville, Mississippi in mid-January by train and convoy to Fort Jackson, South Carolina to support the war effort during the Korean Conflict. Following the end of his active duty, he returned to Louisville and remained in the National Guard for twenty years. During that time he used his training at Coyne and opened a television repair shop, which he operated after hours and on weekends while he was still working full-time at the guard.

Later, Joe opened Joe’s TV Service, a TV and appliance dealership and repair shop on North Court Avenue which he operated until his retirement.

In those years he lived in Louisville, he was active for 40 years with the volunteer fire department and served many of those years as the Fire Chief. During that time the volunteer firemen were successful in getting the city to establish the volunteer fire department as a full time operation and hire a full time chief. It was then that the fire department building was built on N Court Street. Upon his retirement from the fire department, he was named to honorary status.

He moved to Union, MS and lived there until he went to the VA Nursing Home. He made many new and lasting friendships there.

In 1948 he married Abbie Jean Capps who was the mother of his children. In 1989 he married Mary Dean Majure. Both predeceased him.

Joe had three children, Randy Caperton, Lynn Caperton and Mary Ann Caperton. He was predeceased by his daughter Lynn Caperton Graham. He was also predeceased by his two brothers Tommy Caperton and Billy Sullivan. He is survived by his daughter Mary Ann Chatham (Bill) of Pearl, MS, his son Randy Caperton of Jackson, MS, his step-daughter Tanya Majure Jordan (Mike), Kennesaw,GA, his sister Cora Lynn Campbell of Vicksburg, MS; and very close First Cousins, Carolyn Caperton Mills, and Bobbie Jean Triplett of Louisville. He is also survived by the joys of his life, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

For the past ten years, after breaking his hip at age 79, he has been at home at the MS State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, where he has received outstanding care and love by the staff there. Without their love and care, the family could not have survived these years. The staff have become like his extended family and many have expressed their fond memories of “The Mayor” which the staff called him. They also have described him as the official greeter at the Nursing Home because he loved to sit out front and talk with all those who came to visit.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. this Sunday afternoon May 19th at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS. The family will hold private interment at Louisville Memorial Park after the visitation.

The family requests that those who want to make a memorial in lieu of flowers may send a check to the MS State Veterans Home to defray extra expenses for those veterans who are on limited income. Joe believed that one of the highest accomplishments in his life was that of having served his country and being a Veteran.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Joe B. Peacock

Joe B. Peacock passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019, at his residence in Mathiston, MS. He was 78 years old. He was born January 29, 1941, in Mathiston, Mississippi, to Thomas Hugh"Dutch" and Modena (Brooks) Peacock. Mr. Peacock was a retired employee of Ingalls Shipyard.

Services will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Todd Chesser officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., also at Coleman Funeral Home.

Mr. Peacock is survived by his wife, Bobbie Joe"B.J."Peacock of Mathiston, MS, 2 sons, Joe Peacock(Michele) of Phoenix, AZ, Anthony Fondren(Michelle) of Mathiston, MS,
2 daughters, Kathie Weber(Dan) of Yuba City, CA, Katrina McClelland(Austin) of Mathiston, MS, and 8 grandchildren.

Mr. Peacock was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, 1 brother, and 3 sisters.

Kelsey Cortez Ingram

Kesley Cortez Ingram, 18, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Rush Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Choctaw County Community Center, Ackerman, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Ingram will be placed in the Center on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Enon Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Vanessa Marcia Harrington


Vanessa Marcia Harrington, 48, formerly of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Baton Rouge General Hospital, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Noxapater, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Miss Harrington, 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.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Jo Ann (Bowen) Ballard

Jo Ann (Bowen) Ballard passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. She was 71 years old. She was born April 14, 1948, in Raleigh, Mississippi, to Kiley and Jewel(Mayfield) Bowen. Mrs. Ballard was a retired homemaker/housewife.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 2:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Michael Mann officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 12:00 noon till service time, also at Coleman Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ballard is survived by her husband, John Ballard of Sturgis, MS, 1 son, Billy Sellers(Kristy) of Louisville, MS, 2 daughters, April Helstrom(Russell) of Auburn GA, Kim Lockhart(Scooter) of Starkville, MS, 1 brother, Jimmy Bowen(Tiffany) of Madison, MS, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ballard was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 brother, Mann Bowen.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Katelynn Ann "Katie" Thomas

Katelynn Ann “Katie” Thomas, age 31, was called to her Heavenly home on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Louisville, Mississippi. A celebration of Katie’s life will be held at 2 p.m. in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, May 13 with Rev. Mason Joy and Rev. Michael Wells officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 12 noon until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will follow in Sardis Cemetery.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Peggy Brown Morrow

Peggy Brown Morrow—Visitation: None Funeral Service: 2 PM Saturday May 11, 2019 at Chester Baptist Church near Ackerman, MS. 

Evorn Lockett


Mrs. Evorn Lockett, 69, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at her home. Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Mount Bell Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, MS., with Burial in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Lockett, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Laverne F. Nowell

Services for Laverne F. Nowell will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Matthew White and Rev. Gene Higginbotham officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 12 noon until service time at McClain-Hays Funeral Home. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Laverne Frazier Nowell , age 91, peacefully transitioned to heaven on May 7, 2019.

She worked in the insurance industry for 50 years and retired from Philadelphia Security Insurance Agency. She was a member of the Eastern Star and a longtime member of Longino Baptist Church, where she served as church secretary and Sunday school teacher for many years. After retiring she enjoyed volunteering at the Neshoba General Hospital Gift Shop.

She is survived by her son Gary Nowell and daughter-in-law Moni McKee of Ridgeland, MS; grandchildren, Nicole Nowell Benson (Chris) of  Madison, MS, and Jonathon Nowell (Linn) of Oslo, Norway; great-grandchildren, Beckett, Charlie, Adelle and Anders Benson, and Anna Mason Nowell.

Laverne is also survived by her sister Patsy Sanders of Philadelphia, MS; brothers, Fred Frazier (Katherine) of Louisville, MS, Ralph Frazier (Melnie) of Wesson, MS; and her sister-in-law Carol Frazier of McKinney, TX; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Nowell was preceded in death by her husband Quinn Nowell; infant son Kevin Nowell; parents, Fred, Sr., and Minnie Frazier; and brother Mike Frazier.

The family would like to thank the staffs at Atwood and Quality Hospice, as well as personal caregivers, for all the care given to the Nowell family.

Mary Beatrice (Edwards) Hood

Mary Beatrice(Edwards) Hood passed away Monday, May 6, 2019, at Carrington Nursing Center in Starkville, MS. She was 76 years old. She was born September 23, 1942, in Longview, MS, to Hubert A. and Vera Lois(Thaxton) Edwards. Mrs. Hood was a retired secretary and homemaker.

Services will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 2:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Danny Irvin officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. till service time, also at Coleman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Old Lebanon Cemetery near Ackerman, MS.

Mrs. Hood is survived by 3 sons, Herbert(Brenda) Hood of Mendenhall, MS, Eddie Hood of Starkville, MS, Everette Hood of Starkville, MS, 1 daughter, Kathy(Jacky) Davis of Harvest, AL, 1 sister, Lois Alexander of Stephenville, TX, and 2 grandchildren.

Mrs. Hood was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Marion Hood, and her parents.

The family asked that any memorials be directed to Old Lebanon Cemetery Fund.

Rev. Dr. Prentiss M. Gordon, Sr.

The Reverend Dr. Prentiss M. Gordon, Sr. passed away on May 6, 2019 in Starkville, Mississippi. He was born on December 23, 1925 in Choctaw County, Mississippi to Estel and Ruth Golden Gordon.

He will be laid to rest at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church cemetery in Choctaw County, Mississippi, next to his beloved wife Mary Lee, on Saturday, May 11, at 2:00 p.m. There will be an opportunity for viewing prior to the committal service. A larger visitation and Memorial Service will be held the next day, Sunday, May 12, at the First United Methodist Church, Starkville, Mississippi. The visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p. m. The Memorial Service will follow at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Lela Mae Nicholson Robinson

Mrs. Lela Mae Nicholson Robinson, 67, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 12 p.m., from Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Robinson, 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, May 3, 2019

Nannie Bell Gladney

Mrs. Nannie Bell Gladney, 98, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Friday, April 26, 2019, at Louisville Health Care Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service was held Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation was one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Donnie Ray Coleman

Donnie Ray Coleman, 53, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Friday, April 24, 2019, at Baptist Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Bethany Presbyterian Church, Louisville, MS. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Coleman, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

George Marvil Williamson

George Marvle Williamson, age 86, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Southern Middle Tennessee Regional Medical Center in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Funeral services will be 12 noon Wednesday, May 1, at Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Gordy and Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time at Harmony Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

Marvle was born May 6, 1932, to George Calvin and Mary LizieBeth Crocker Williamson in Winston County. He was a dedicated member of Harmony Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for the last 52 years. He thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Senior Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. Marvle was a 1952 graduate of Calhoun High School and worked as a welder at Taylor Machine Works in Louisville. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. One of his most fun “responsibilities” as a grandparent was to teach each grandchild how to drive a stick shift! He answered the call of his country by serving in the United States Army.

Marvle is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Reed Williamson of the Nanih Waiya Community; and his daughter Melissa Gordy and husband Rev. Tony Gordy of Lawrenceburg. One of his greatest joys was being “Daddy Marvle” to his grandchildren: Melodie and Brett Ellis; Joshua “Buck” and Kayla Gordy; and Michelle and Zach Davis. He also leaves behind to mourn his passing five great-grandchildren: Emma Gordy, Trenton Brown, Alayla Baxter, Vinny Tibbs, and Marshall Tibbs. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother Roger Melvis Williamson; and his sister Otene Virginia Stafford.

Serving as pallbearers are Mark Beasley, Steve Blackwell, Zach Davis, Brett Ellis, Joshua “Buck” Gordy, Jerry Kemp, Ricky Morgan, and Brian Stafford. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Harmony Baptist Church and members of the Senior Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. The family requests that memorials be given to Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o David Holder, 11755 Highway 397, Louisville, MS 39339 or to Deerfield Baptist Church Building Fund, 4200 Waynesboro Highway, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464.

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, April 25, 2019

Christian Martin John Jauch


Christian Martin John Jauch entered the gates of Heaven on April 22, 2019. He was born on August 19, 1931 in Winsted, Connecticut to Christian and Christine Jauch. After graduation from Gilbert High School in 1949, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for one year before returning home to work at The Gilbert Clock Factory, where he met and fell in love with Jeannette Thibault, the prettiest girl on the assembly line and married her on February 9, 1952. He was drafted into The United States Army and proudly served his country for two years in Korea. In 1953, they welcomed a son, Christian Jr. (Chris) and in 1956, daughter Kathleen (Kathy). 

His curiosity for how things were made, his love of learning and his natural knack for inventiveness served him well when he moved the family South in 1965 to work at the newly opened clock manufacturing company, Spartus Corporation, in Louisville, MS. He quickly went from Design Engineer to Chief Engineer until 1977 when he was transferred to Astron in Peru, Illinois. Two years later they were on the move again, this time to The Sunbeam Clock Company in Forest, MS. However, Sunbeam closed this location in 1983 and he was transferred to New Jersey where they lived before returning “home” to Louisville and Spartus in 1986. While with Spartus he obtained numerous patents. In 1989, as Manager of Product Engineering, he designed a quartz clock movement and helped set up an automated quartz movement assembly line capable of producing a finished clock movement every 2.5 seconds.

Life slowed down after retirement in 1996, but his insatiable appetite for inventing, creating and technology led him to a new venture – making vinyl signs for businesses and individuals in Louisville and surrounding areas…many of which are still in use today. However, no matter what new project came along, he never lost his love for clocks and took great pride in repairing and restoring a variety of clocks for people. He often referred to the clocks as his “patients” and while in for repair, they would line the walls and countertops of both the shop and their home until he was ready for them to be “discharged”.

He was stubborn to a fault, would give you the shirt off his back, could draw your portrait in charcoal or ink, could pick out a tune on the piano, could build an icy, snow-packed toboggan race track worthy of clocking an Olympic record, could fix or build absolutely anything, LOVED music and was eager to share that love with everyone, loved a good joke, loved to give folks nicknames, loved his country, loved his family and most of all, loved his beautiful wife of 65 years.

The clock of life is wound but once
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour
Now is the only time you own
Live, love, toil with a will
Place no faith in tomorrow for
The clock may then be still.

Christian is preceded in death by his parents and wife. He is survived by a sister, Ruth Masse’ of Norwich CT, along with children Christian Jr. (Mary) of Peru IL and Kathy Pickett of Madison MS, 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Servings as pallbearers are Cornelius Harris, Drew Hayslett, Erich Jauch, Josh Smith, Mike Towne and Larry Veazey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Wounded Warrior Project https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org, Alzheimer’s Association, or 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.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Cecil O. Price

Mr. Cecil O. Price, Jr., 61, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Winston Medical Center in
Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 24th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mason Joy officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Noxapater. Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until the service time at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cecil was born September 30, 1957, in Neshoba County, MS. He was a graduate of Noxapater High School, East Central Community College, attended the University of Mississippi, and graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Business Administration. Cecil previously worked for U. S. Motors, and had worked with Clark Beverage Company since 1984 as a route manager. Cecil loved the outdoors, and was especially fond of hunting, fishing, cooking, and was an avid follower of Mississippi State sports. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby Helen Jones Price and Cecil O. Price, Sr.; his sister, Linda Joyce Price; and his brother, Robert Price.

He is survived by his wife, Melanie Cockrell Price of Louisville; his daughter, Anna Price of Starkville, MS; and his son, Clark Price of Memphis, TN.

Pallbearers will be Bill Weeks, Chris House, Steve Fondren, Marc Shows, Douglas Murray, Jacob Fulton, Bill Heinick, and David Humphries.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery Fund, c/o Betty Young, 57 Johnson 5 Road, Noxapater, MS, 39346.


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Robert Lee Smith

Robert Lee Smith, 59, formerly of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Alexanderia, Virginia. Funeral Service will be Friday, April 19, 2019, at 1 p.m., from Mount Cannie M. B. Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Smith, 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.

Zack Yarbrough

Zack Yarbrough, 88, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the V. A. Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Wesley United Methodist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Yarbrough, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Walter Brent Stanford, Jr.

Walter Brent Stanford, Jr. passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Lake, MS. He was 33 years old. He was born March 5, 1986, in Grenada, Mississippi, to Walter Brent Stanford, Sr. and Charlene (Tate) Scott. Brentwas employed as a surveyor.

Services will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019, 12:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel, in Ackerman, MS. Visitation will be held Friday, April 19, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. till service time, also at Coleman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bethsaida Cemetery near French Camp, MS.

Brent is survived by his wife, Kylie(Ganann)Stanford of Ackerman, MS, 2 sons, Knox Brenten Stanford and Kandler Ganann Stanford, of Ackerman, MS, 1 daughter, Bella Vance Stanford of Ackerman, MS, his father, Walter Brent Stanford, Sr. and wife Priscilla, mother, Charlene(Tate)Scott, 2 brothers, David Cross, Thomas Nichols and wife Audrey, 3 sisters, Danielle Walls(Rick), Britnee Hedges(John), and Katherine Fielder.

Brent was preceded in death by 2 grandfathers, Vaughn Bridges and James Stanford, and 1 grandmother, Bonnie Bridges.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Bryson Cormaran Evans



Bryson Cormaran Evans, Infant child of Terrell Evans and Raven Antionette Cork of Ackerman, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Oktibbeha County Medical Center, Starkville, Mississippi. Graveside service will be Monday, April 15, 2019, at 4 p.m., from Reform Chapel Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Weir in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Kimberly Renea Beamon

Kimberly Renea Beamon, 36, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at University Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 1 p.m., from the Mount Olive Bethany Harmony District Building, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Beamon, will be placed in the Association Building one hour before service time on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Beverly Jean Feasel Thrash

Services for Beverly Jean Feasel Thrash will be held Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Mike Sullivan and Josh Vidrine officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 5 until 9 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Thrash, 80, of Elton, LA, died Monday, April 8, 2019, at her residence.

A native of Muskegon, MI, she was a resident of Neshoba County for 50 years. She has been a resident of Elton, LA, for the past 20 years. Mrs. Thrash was a homemaker.

Survivors include daughters, Julie Laughlin (Johnny) of Elton, LA, Lisa Thrash of Elton, LA; sons, Scott “Scooter Thrash” Cumberland (Shanna) of Sebastopol, MS, Todd Thrash (Melisa) of Noxapater, MS; stepdaughter, Robin Thrash Fortenberry of Philadelphia; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Jo-an Mengel of Muskegon, MI, Gloria Carter of Florida; brothers, Charles Feasel of Philadelphia, MS, Mike Feasel of Preston, MS; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Thrash was preceded in death by her husband, Billy David Thrash; father, Buddy Feasel; mother, Thelma Michaels; stepmother, Lois Feasel; brothers, Richard Ivan “Dickie” Feasel, Daniel Michael “Mike” Flater, Don Feasel; sisters, Betty Rae Wright and Connie Diane Marr.

Ray Wright

Holland Ray Wright, Jr., 68, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, April 19 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville with Rev. Charles Rook officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ray was born August 14, 1950, to Holland Ray Wright, Sr. and Juanita Shepperd Wright in Louisville. For more than 40 years, he has been the owner of Wright’s Auto Service keeping many vehicles in Louisville and the surrounding area on the move. Ray was a dedicated caregiver lovingly caring for his wife at home as long as he could. He dearly loved his family and enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and customers.

Ray is survived by his wife Deborah White Wright; and his mother Virginia Juanita Wright both of Louisville. He also leaves behind two daughters Jaclyn Wright and husband Cody Frey also of Louisville; and Teresa Hart of Fort Worth, Texas; his sister Ramona L. Schiefelbein and husband Larry of Franklin, Tennessee; and three brothers: John B. (Sandra) Wright of Noxapater, Mississippi; Robert W. Wright of Cordova, Tennessee; and Kenneth L. Wright of Louisville . One of his greatest joys was being “Grandpa” to his four grandchildren: Coral Starich, McKenzie Vanags, Emerson Hart and Logan Hart. He is preceded in death by his father and his brother Ronald Ray Wright.

Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Arnett, David Hill, Dr. Sam Suttle, Michael White, John Winstead, John B. Wright, Kenneth L. Wright, and Tony Wood. Honorary pallbearers are Cody Frey, Randy Vowell, and Brian White. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Nowell Massey Funeral Home to help defray funeral 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.




Thursday, April 11, 2019

Mitchell W. Reed

Mitchell W. Reed, 72, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, April 12 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville with Rev. Tommy Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mitchell was born September 17, 1946, to Grady and Natherine Seals Reed in Louisville. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and was retired as a supervisor from U. S. Motors in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Mitchell enjoyed fishing and hunting and attending Nanih Waiya football and baseball games.

Mitchell is survived by his wife of 47 years Nita McDonald Reed; and his brother Jimmy Reed and wife Patty all of Louisville. One of his greatest joys was being “PaPaw” to his grandson Kaleb Davis. He is also survived by his son-in-law Chris Davis and his niece Nat Reed Beasley and husband Mark. He is preceded in death by his daughter Marsha Lynn Reed Davis and his parents.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Beasley, Chris Davis, Shawn Holdiness, Benny Luke, Mark Nance, and Joel Slawson. Memorials in honor of Mitchell may be given to Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o David Holder, 11755 Highway 397, 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.
 



Dorothy Dooley

Mrs. Dorothy Dooley, 85, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Friday, March 29, 2019, at her home. Graveside service will be Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., from Bethel M. B. Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life one son, Christopher "Brother" (Debra); two daughters Rita "Mama G" and Brenda "Hoss" (Maxwell); seven Grandchildren; ten great grands, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers: Maxwell T. Artis, Myles Artis, Trevor Goss, Tyrone Davis, Warren Hughes, Daniel Hughes and Andrew Steele.

Gloria King

Visitation: 1 PM til Service Time Thursday April 11, 2019 at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS . Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Thursday April 11, 2019 at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Interment: South Union Cemetery near Ackerman, MS.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Dianne Flanagan Phillips

Dianne Flanagan Phillips, 56, passed away surrounded by her loving family Saturday, April 6, 2019, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hubert Yates officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 1 p.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Lynn Strickland Gregory

Mrs. Lynn Strickland Gregory, 60, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019, at her home in the Nanih Waiya community. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 10th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Bobby Waggoner officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Lynn was born May 28, 1958, in Louisville, MS. She was a graduate of Louisville High School, and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernestine and William D. Strickland; and a brother, Donald Wayne Strickland.

She is survived by her husband, Ross Gregory of Louisville; a son, James Gregory of Noxapater; three daughters, Rachael Gregory and Brandy Gregory Turner, both of Louisville, and Ashley Gregory Johnson of Decatur, MS; a sister, Linda Gillis of Columbus, MS; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Terry Gregory, Sammy Robertson, Richard Earheart, Chad Moody, Dalton Moody, and Tony Lewis.




Saturday, April 6, 2019

Dale Clark Bennett

Dale Clark Bennett, 85, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Bee Hive Homes in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Wissel officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dale was born June 6, 1933, to Samuel and Ethel Clark Bennett. He graduated from Louisville High School and attended Mississippi State University. He was a member of West Union Presbyterian Church. Dale and his wife, Bettie, were very successful business owners of Bennett's Quik Chek; where he made delicious sandwiches. He enjoyed fishing, especially at the Land of Lakes in Brooksville, Mississippi; and he enjoyed gardening.

Dale is survived by his daughter, Jennie Bennett Hodges and husband Terry of Ridgeland, Mississippi; his son Andy Bennett of Louisville; and two sisters Sue Fulcher and Joyce Hull both of Louisville. One of his greatest joys was being “GP” to his two grandsons Orry Clark Hodges and Matthew Robert Hodges. He is preceded in death by his wife Bettie Lou Bennett; son Clark Bennett; his parents; and siblings Virginia Bennett Ward, Gilbert Bennett, and Joe Brown Bennett.

Serving as pallbearers are Darryl Edmonds, Matt Hodges, Orry Hodges, Cliff Hudson, Kevin Hudson, and James Moffett. Memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Bennett 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.




Coach David Chambliss

Charles David Chambliss, 72, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 5, 2019, at his residence in Hernando, Mississippi. Visitation will be Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 8 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Interment will follow in Wiygul Cemetery in the Carolina community near Nettleton, Mississippi.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Myrtis "Dot" Kent Stokes

Myrtis “Dot” Kent Stokes, 82, passed to her heavenly home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Baptist memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 12 noon until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will follow in Vernon Assembly of God Church Cemetery.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Idell Green Stokes

Graveside Service for Idell Green Stokes will be held Friday, April 5, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Goodin Cemetery with Rev. Vernell Daniels officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, April 5, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home. McClain-Hays is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Stokes, 82, of Preston , died Thursday, April 4, 2019.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Kemper County. She worked at Wells Lamont Glove Factory in Philadelphia until her retirement. Mrs. Stokes was a member of  Dry Creek Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher for several years.

Survivors include her daughters, Joy Griffin (Lamar) of Preston, Cindy Linton (Butch) of Meridian; sons, Mike Stokes (Patricia) of Louisville, Doug Stokes (Melonie) of Porterville; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Marlon Hall of Vicksburg; a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Stokes was preceded in death by her husband, Delano Stokes; sisters, Maxine McDonald and Florrie Green; brothers, E.J. Green and Junior Green.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Jimmy Coleman

Jimmy Coleman, 64, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Baptist Medical Center, Columbus, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Calvary Apostolic Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Coleman, will be placed in the Church on Thursday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Cornellius Reatha Jackson

Cornellius Reatha Jackson, 39, of Philadelphila, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Neshoba County Hospital, Phila., Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Unity Outreach Fellowship Church, 205 Day Street, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from Unity Church, on Day Street. Mr. Jackson will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Martha Ann Hickman

Mrs. Martha Ann Hickman, 72, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Her Home. Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery. No Public Viewing. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

James Lee Floyd

James Lee Floyd, 90, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Winston County Nursing Home, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2 p.m., from Still Valley M. B. Church, with Burial in the Mount Cannie Church Cemetery, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Floyd, will be placed in the Church one hour before service time on Saturday. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Jeannette Sasser Crocker

Jeannette Sasser Crocker, 69, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenny White officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 1 p.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will follow at a later date.

Jeannette was born December 11, 1949, to William Richard and Louise Clark Sasser. For many years, she cared for others as a nursing assistant at Neshoba General Nursing Home in Philadelphia, Mississippi, as well as other nursing homes throughout her career. She dearly loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Jeannette is survived by her husband of 28 years Bobby Crocker of Noxapater, Mississippi; and by four children: Charlie Alexander and wife Sue also of Noxapater; Angie Boykin and husband Charlie of Sebastopol, Mississippi; Albert McVay and wife Angie of Noxapater; and Josh Creekmore and wife Danielle of Preston, Mississippi. She is also survived by her sister Carolyn Estracca of DeKalb, Mississippi; and her brother Donnie Sasser and wife Janet of Philadelphia. One of her greatest joys was being “MaMaw J” to her ten grandchildren: Joseph Burkes; Crystal Gilmore; Stacie Strickland (Jeff Wilcher); Kimberly Bates (Jerry Higgins); Charlie Alexander; Dustin McVay; Samantha McVay; Brantley Creekmore; Mason Creekmore; and Amy Black. She also leaves behind 20 great-grandchildren: Sierra Burkes; Haley, Amber and Dusty Gilmore; Hannah Runnels; Clayton Strickland; Alisa Strickland; Rusty Bates; Michael Bates; Angel Bates; Zachary Bates; Cody Alexander; Adrianna and Grace Alexander; Makenzie McVay; Roper McVay; Makala Yarbrough; Lakeland and Anniston Presley; and Carley Swindle. She was preceded in death by her son Richard Kevin Alexander; her parents; and three brothers Richard, Jerry, and Ronnie Sasser.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to Nowell Massey Funeral Home to help defray funeral 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.




Bonnie Sue Craig

Bonnie Sue Craig passed away Friday, March 31, 2019, at the Choctaw County Nursing Facility in Ackerman, MS. She was 81 years old. She was born December 16, 1937, in Winston County, Mississippi, to Young P. and Bessie Mae(Romedy) Dempsey. Ms. Craig was a homemaker early on in life. She served her country in the military for a short period, and eventually worked as an Administrative Assistant before retiring.

Services will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019, 2:00 p.m., at Weir Baptist Church in Weir, MS. Visitation will be held Friday, April 5, 2019, from 12:00 noon till service time, also at Weir Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Weir Cemetery.

Ms. Craig is survived by 1 son, James. P."PeeWee"Craig(Julie) of Weir, MS, 1 daughter, Pat Jenkins(Howell) of Starkville, MS, 1 brother, Garland Dempsey of Weir, MS, 1 sister, Lila Chandler of Weir, MS, 4 grandchildren, Cassie Jenkins, Sissy Watson(Taylor), Denton Jenkins, all of Starkville, MS, Thomas Craig of Weir, MS, 2 great-grandchildren, Aubrey Watson and Cullen Watson of Starkville, MS.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 grandson, Elijah Tuck Watson, and 1 brother, Paul B. Dempsey.

Memorials may be made to Weir Baptist Church, Disabled American Veterans, or Wounded Warrior Project.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Elliott "E. L." Miles, Jr.

Elliott "E. L." Miles, Jr., age 74, passed away March 31, 2019, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Hazel Parker Reed


Mrs. Hazel Parker Reed, 93, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Palm Coast, FL. She was the widow of Rev. Travis A. Reed, and is survived by a daughter, Doris Christopher, and a son, Tim Reed. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.






John Michael “Mike” Ellis

Mr. John Michael “Mike” Ellis, 82, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at his home in
Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, April 1st, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Childs and Mr. Charles Bond officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 12:00 noon until service time at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mike was born August 18, 1936, in Louisville, MS. He was a graduate of Louisville High School, and retired after 45 years as head of Research and Development for Taylor Machine Works. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp, and was a long-time volunteer with the Louisville Fire Department. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Libby Ellis; his parents, Rose Lee and John Henry Ellis; and a sister, Rosemary Woodward.

Mike is survived by his daughter, Patri Ellis of Louisville; his son, Michael, (Sheila) Ellis of Grenada, MS; and two grandchildren, Craven Ellis and Anaizabel Goodin Ellis.

Memorials may be made to First Methodist Church, P. O. Box 1426, Louisville, MS, 39339; or the charity of your choice.





Friday, March 29, 2019

Arlis Dean McDaniel

Arlis Dean McDaniel, 62, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 1, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Duncan officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 12 p.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will follow in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery in Weir, Mississippi.

Arlis was born March 7, 1957, to Marzene and Eunice Sanders McDaniel. He attended Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Choctaw County and was a retired Truck Driver.

Arlis is survived by his daughter Angela Mae Miller and husband Scott of Laurel, Mississippi; three sisters Vera McCarty of Weir; Deborah Coleman and husband Gary of Fulton, Mississippi, and Aleita Faye McDaniel of Weir; and by his brother, James Michael McDaniel and wife Lisa also of Weir. He also leaves behind two grandchildren as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Serving as pallbearers are Riley “Red” Carithers, David Howard, Jeremy Howard, Ruben Howard, Steve “Crackhead” Liddell and Tim “Cowboy” Savell. Honorary pallbearers are Everett Curtis and Kenny “2 Dollar” Palmertree. Memorial contributions may be given to Nowell Massey Funeral Home to help defray funeral 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.



Thursday, March 28, 2019

Charles "Smokey" Sneed

Charles M. “Smokey” Sneed, 65, passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 27, 2019, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, March 30, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville and Sunday from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 31 at Murphy Creek Baptist Church in Louisville with Rev. Mark Mayo officiating. Interment will follow in Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Virgie May Porter

Mrs. Virgie May Porter, 87, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the Winston County Nursing Home, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Porter, will be reposed in the church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Oliver Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Onyx Rayne Holyk

January 19, 2018 - March 25, 2019
A memorial service will be held at a later date.









Kenneth Joe Shell

Kenneth Joe Shell, 63, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Louisville Health Care Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Warren Chapel COGIC, with burial in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Shell will be placed in the Church on Saturday one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Chuck Goodin

Charles Stuart “Chuck” Goodin, 74, passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 21, 2019, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Keen and Adam Horton officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 1 p.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will follow in Perkinsville Cemetery.

John Mack Long

Mr. John Mack Long, 62, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at John C. Stennis Memorial Hospital in DeKalb, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 23rd, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Vernon Methodist Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John was born October 9, 1956, in Laurel, MS. He was a graduate of Louisville High School and owner of Warrior Archery Shop. John loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycles, and baseball. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Long.

He is survived by his wife, Vicky Boydstun Long of Louisville; two sons, John Adam Long and Tanner Long, both of Louisville; his mother, Libby Gordon of Louisville; two sisters, Cynthia Collier and Sherry Conn of Louisville; a brother, Howard Long of Louisville; and three grandchildren, Tristan Long, Hayden Long, and Ledi Jaimes Long, and his mother-in-law, Shelby Jean Boydstun.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.





Dorothy Ann Hammond Lee

 Dorothy Ann Hammond Lee, 83, of McDonald, Tennessee, formally of Louisville, passed away March 16, 2019, at Grace Healthcare Nursing Home in Decatur, Tennessee. Visitation will be Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sylvia Hood Wirgau

Mrs. Sylvia Hood Wirgau, 71, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home in Meridian, MS. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 21st, at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Trent Jaudon officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Wirgau was born February 5, 1948, in Gadsden, Alabama, to Grace Irene and Hugh H. Hood. She was retired as a veteran’s specialist with the Veterans Administration. She was preceded in death by parents, and a son, Clayton Wirgau.

She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Harris of Nashville, TN; a brother, Hugh Hood, Jr. of Crestview, FL; two grandchildren, Rachel Miller and Sarah Harris; and great grandchildren, Isabella, Stevie, and Clayton Miller, and Irene Sahoo; and an aunt, Jean Moody of Louisville.



Olivia Lynn Collier

Olivia Lynn Collier passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at her residence in Ackerman, MS. She was 70 years old. She was born September 13, 1948, in Calhoun County, Mississippi, to Durwood T. and Imogene(Holloway) Britt. Ms. Collier was a retired homemaker.

Services will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019, 11:00 a.m., at Coleman Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday, March 22, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. till service time, also at Coleman Funeral Home.

Ms. Collier is survived by 2 sons: Johnny Stokes of Ackerman, MS, and Jeremy Stokes of Pensacola, FL, 1 brother: Tommy Britt of Ackerman, MS, 4 sisters: Carolyn Bowman of Ackerman, MS, Cathy McClain of Ackerman, MS, Janice Lewis of Ackerman, MS, and Brenda Adams of Ackerman, MS.

Ms. Collier was preceded in death by her parents and 1 sister, Patricia Britt.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Lucille Nicholson

Mrs. Lucille Nicholson, 62, of Louisville, passed on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the University Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, at 1 p.m., from Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Nicholson, will be placed in the Church on Wednesday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Thomas "Sonny Boy" Robbins

Thomas “Sonny Boy” Robbins, age 79, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Eaves and Rev. Jason Gross officiating. Interment will follow in Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Sonny Boy was born July 20, 1939, to John Ben and Needham Moore Robbins in Winston County. He was a member of Ebenezer Pentecostal Church and was a welder at Taylor Machine Works. Sonny Boy enjoyed any outdoor activity especially fishing and picking up pecans. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He answered the call of his country by serving six years in the Army National Guard.

Sonny Boy is survived by his wife of 59 years, Faye Strait Robbins; and two daughters Lisa Hopkins and Linda Dalton and husband Jim all of Louisville. One of his greatest joys was being “Baby” to his five grandchildren: Elizabeth Dalton; Tanner (Chancee) Dalton; Chad Dalton; Tony Dalton; and Angie Seim. He also leaves behind to mourn his passing four siblings: James (Marie) Robbins; Barbara Fulcher; Rebecca (Aaron) Williamson; and Geniva Walker. He is preceded in death by his parents; and five siblings J. P. Robbins, J. L. Robbins, Bonnie Walker Triplett, Myrtis Bates, and Joy Gressinger.

Serving as pallbearers are Dan Eaves, Phillip Eaves, Gerald Ray Goodin, Willis Jones, Bobby Moody, Chris Moody, Wayne Moody, Coley Taylor, Terry Vernon, Cole White, and Danny White. 

The family requests that memorials be given to Ebenezer Pentecostal Church Building Fund, c/o Earnestine Lee, 2232 Ebenezer Church Road, Preston, MS 39354 to be used toward the construction of their new church building.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home, whom Sonny Boy considered his family, and to Dr. Dustin Gentry for the excellent care provided.

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.