Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Raleigh Sinatra Holmes

Mr. Raleigh Sinatra Holmes, 71, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Friday, September 13, 2019, at the Louisville Health Care Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home Chapel, with Burial in the New Zion Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Ruby Jean Yarbrough

Mrs. Ruby Jean Yarbrough, 81, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Union Chapel M. B. Church, Louisville, with burial in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Yarbrough, will be placed in the Church on Sunday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Jerry Lamar Webb

Jerry Lamar Webb, 79, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, September 14 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Dowd and Rev. Charles Rook officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, September 14, from 1 p.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jerry was born in Winston County on January 16, 1940, to Walter and Vida Edwards Webb. Being one of 10 children, Jerry had a work ethic like no other. He started his career as an electrician at many companies ranging from Fair Company, Triplett Electric, Brown and Root, Weyerhaeuser, as well as others before starting Webb Electric. When not working, Jerry loved fishing, farming, and being with his family.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 44 years Judy Gully Webb; and his children: Lynn (Scotty) Williamson; Patty Webb (wife of the late Jerry Webb, Jr.); Natalie (Philip) Ming; and David (Leigh Ann) Gully. He leaves behind his siblings: Janice Carter (wife of the late John Carter); Ruth (Don) Kitzelman; Libby (wife of the late David Farish); Charlotte (Larry) McCullough; and Billy Joe (Charlene) Webb; as well as two sisters-in-law Doris Webb (wife of the late Major Webb) and Etyol Webb (wife of the late James Bryan Webb). One of his greatest joys was being “Granddaddy” to his eight grandchildren: Kaitlin (Ryan) Furby, Scott (Esther) Ming, James Gully, Sam Gully, Noah Corcoran, Ashley Williamson, Marion Ming, and Amelia Gully. He dearly loved his great-grands Jozee, Reed, and Xander Furby, Grace Ming, and Jackson and Emmett Gully. He was preceded in death by his son Jerry Webb, Jr.; his parents; his brothers Preston, Major, James Bryan Webb, and his sister Walterine (Fred) Tucker.

Serving as pallbearers are Scott Ming, James Gully, Sam Gully, Noah Corcoran, Gerald Webb, Ken Carter, Terry Carter, and B. J. Webb.

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, September 11, 2019

Gloria Reed Nowell

Mrs. Gloria Reed Nowell, 85, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2019, at her home in the Nanih Waiya community. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 14th, at Harmony Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Lundy and Rev. David Addy officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at the church. Interment will be in Ellison Ridge Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Nowell was born December 29, 1933, in Louisville, MS. She was a graduate of Calhoun High School, and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. In addition to being a homemaker, she loved working in her yard.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bertha Myers Palmer and Theron Palmer; her husbands, Ben Reed and Nolan Nowell; one grandson, Eric Weaver; one brother, Travis Palmer; and two sisters, Louise Gregory and Melba Ball.

She is survived by her children, Pam Weaver of Louisville, Patti (Mark) Gaddis of Forest, MS, Perry Reed of Augusta, GA, and Paul (Judy) Reed of Mobile, AL; her special niece, Jamie (David) King of Louisville; three brothers, J.W. Palmer of Louisville, Jimmy Palmer of Florida, and Billy Palmer of Florida; her grandchildren, Josh (Courtney) Weaver, Luke (Raquel) Reed, Laura Reed, Leigh Reed Stewart, Chase Gaddis, Reed Gaddis, Ben Reed, and Demi Reed; great grandchildren, Zaid Stewart, Sadie Grae Stewart, and Scarlett Rae Weaver; a host of nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog Bo.

Pallbearers will be Josh Weaver, Luke Reed, Chase Gaddis, Reed Gaddis, Ben Reed, and Quinn Michael Hill. Honorary pallbearers are Greg King and Eric Weaver, her guardian angels.




Larry Spence

John Larry Spence, 68, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at his residence in Winston County. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Larry was born April 4, 1951, to Allen and Olene Hamill Spence. He was a graduate of Louisville High School Class of 1969. Larry enjoyed watching football, especially Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and cooking out. Larry answered the call of his country by serving for several years in the National Guard and he was a Mason.

Larry is survived by his wife Carolyn Spence; and three sons: Alan Spence, Chris Spence, and Tyler Strong. He is also survived by two sisters Janice Spence Love and Shirley Spence Miller; and his brother Jimmy Spence and wife Martha. One of his greatest joys was being “Pow Pow” to his five grandchildren whom he dearly loved: Austin Spence, Alysia Spence, Lexie Gray, Ava Strong, and Ryleigh Maycock. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends all of whom loved him so much. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister Barbara Spence Cherry.

Memorials in honor of Larry may be given to Nowell Massey Funeral Home to help with 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.




Mack Paul King

Mack Paul King, 83, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Thursday, September 12, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, September 13 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville with Rev. Mark Mayo officiating assisted by Jon White and James Whitehead. Interment will follow in Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mack Paul was born in Winston County on May 31, 1936, to Clois and Betty Crocker King. He was a member of Murphy Creek Baptist Church of Louisville. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. Mack Paul was a business owner in the construction industry and he answered the call of his country by serving in the National Guard. He dearly loved his family and was so good to be the first to help others.

Mack Paul is survived by his daughter, LeAnne King Cheatham and husband Robert of Newnan, Georgia; and his son Kevin King and wife Rhonda of Louisville. He also leaves behind his sister Betty Whitehead Sullivan and husband T. P.; and brother David King and wife Jamie all of Louisville. Mack Paul is survived by two sisters-in-law Pat Blanton and Paula Blanton. One of his greatest joys was being “Papaw” to his four grandchildren: Caroline Cheatham Everett (John); Matthew Cheatham; Kimberley King Sharp (Justin); and Kathryn King White (Jon). “Papaw” loved his great-grands, Paul Michael Sharp and Collins Sharp and Jon Parker White. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Bobbie Nell King; his parents; and siblings James King, Cliff King, William King, and Doris Smith.

Serving as pallbearers are Lance Blanton, Matthew Cheatham, John Everett, Richard King, Justin Sharp, and Scotty Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Buddy King and Greg King. Memorial contributions honoring Mack Paul may be given to Murphy Creek Baptist Church, 5420 Bond 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.







Kimberly Ann Kelly

Miss Kimberly Ann Kelly, 41, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Miss Kelly, will be reposed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Joyce Varner

Joyce Jackson Varner, 91, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the Choctaw County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ackerman, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, September 13, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Pam Varner Woodson and Rev. Danny Irving officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery

Mrs. Varner was born July 18, 1928, to Bernice Boone and Velma Crowson Jackson in Sturgis, Mississippi. Joyce attended Sturgis School and Wood Junior College where she loved to play basketball. She was young when she became a Christian and was a faithful member of Antioch Baptist Church. Mrs. Varner served as treasurer for Antioch Baptist Church for countless years as well as treasurer for the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery fund in her later years. Joyce and Louis Varner stood as pillars at Antioch Baptist Church and an example for anyone who sought to serve the Lord. Joyce loved gospel hymns and encouraged her children to participate in church music.

Two of Mrs. Varner’s favorite roles in life were being wife to Louis Jr. Varner and mother to Dannell, Jackie, Pam, Robert and Robin. She stated at one point that the happiest day of her life was “when I marred dad.” They were together for 69 years when Louis passed away in 2016. She enjoyed flowers, hunting, and fishing. She was fun loving and enjoyed a great laugh. Mrs. Varner worked from time to time in retail. Joyce was gifted in hospitality, baking and cooking for family and friends throughout her lifetime.

Mrs. Varner loved her family dearly. She is survived by her children Dannell Irving (Jimmy); Jackie Ganann (Billy); Pam Woodson (Barry Fortenberry); Robert Varner (Carolyn); and Robin Ballard (Chris). One of her greatest joys was being “Mamaw” to her fifteen grandchildren: Chris Stephenson (Amy); Ryan Irving (Whitney); Candace Stephenson; Kasie Ganann Baxter (Benji); Karla Ganann Raines (Tony Mark); Kylie Ganann Stanford; Jessica Woodson Wade (Matt); Daniel Woodson, Lauren Woodson Armstrong (Weston); Brent Varner (Madison); Leslie Varner Bustin (Cameron); Bryce Varner; Dillon Ballard; Lana Ballard; Jena Ballard. Also left to mourn the passing of their “Mamaw” are fifteen great-grandchildren; James Irving, Shepard Irving, Christopher Dean; Rowan Dean, Henley Baxter, Logan Raines, Karder Raines, Kimber Raines, Bella Stanford, Knox Stanford, Kandler Stanford, Ryan Wade, Lillian Wade, Paisley Woodson and soon to be Olivia (Livi) Varner Armstong due in December. She is also survived by a brother, Bob Jackson, and a sister Janice Robbins.

Mrs. Varner was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Jr. Varner, her parents, Bernice and Velma Jackson; her parents-in-law Theodore and Jessie Varner, three brothers, Aurie, Bre, and Dan; one grandson, Walter Brent Stanford, Jr., and one great-grandson, Mark Raines.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to The Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Butch Miller, 32220 Highway 25 North, Sturgis, MS 39769

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.



Melvin Glen Hall

Mr. Melvin Glen Hall, 77, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Bethel M. B. Church, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Hall will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Bethsalem Church Cemetery, Reform, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Robert Hugh Dendy

Robert Hugh Dendy passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019, at St. Dominique Hospital in Jackson, MS. He was 88 years old. Mr. Dendy was born June 25, 1931, in Montgomery County, MS, to Choyce and Mary Ethel(Jeffcoat) Dendy.

Services will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:00 a.m., at French Camp Baptist Church, in French Camp, MS, with Rev. Alex Lawson officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. service time, at French Camp Baptist Church, French Camp, MS. Burial will follow in French Camp Cemetery.

Mr. Dendy is survived by 1 son, Bobby Dendy(Ronnie) of French Camp, MS, 1 sister, Juanice Wood of Stewart, MS, 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Dendy is preceded in death by his wife, Janie, his parents, 1 daughter, 1 brother, and 5 sisters.


Russell B. “Rusty” King

Russell Burbage "Rusty" King passed through the gates of Heaven on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center - Tupelo.

Rusty was born on April 21, 1959 in Ackerman, Mississippi to C.B. (Red) and Mae (Perry) King. Rusty was a gifted musician, beginning to play the piano at the age of 4. He enjoyed singing and playing for others everywhere he went, both privately and publicly. As a youth he and his friends formed a gospel group, The Chester Quartet, and performed all over the state. Rusty graduated from Ackerman High School in 1977. He later attended Wood Junior College in Mathiston, Mississippi, before transferring to the Lowenberg School of Nursing at Memphis State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1982. During his studies, he completed his internship with Methodist Hospitals of Memphis. After working at various hospitals in the Memphis area, Rusty received a Masters of Science in Nursing from Arkansas State University in 1995. He was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing at Arkansas State. After leaving Memphis he became a professor of Nursing at Pensacola (FL) Community College, and then transferred to Mississippi University for Women, where he instructed students clinical and robotic patient simulation. He retired from MUW in 2017. Rusty was also an active member of University Baptist Church in Starkville.

He leaves behind his loving partner of 30 years, David Ellington of Ackerman; mother, Mae King of Ackerman; brother, Mike (Ann) King of Ackerman; sister, Pam (Woody) Simpson of Ackerman; three beloved dogs, Minnie, Jax, and Tyson; seven nieces and nephews, as well as several great-nieces and nephews, and many good friends and colleagues.

Rusty is predeceased by his father, C.B. (Red) King of Ackerman; and brother, Frank King, also of Ackerman.

Visitation services will be held at Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman on Tuesday, September 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., with funeral services to follow, and internment at South Union Methodist Cemetery. Memorials may be made University Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5371, Mississippi State, MS 39762 or to the Oktibbeha County Humane Society, 510 Industrial Road Park, Starkville, MS 39759.


Thursday, September 5, 2019

William "Bill" Johnson

William “Bill” Johnson, 93, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, September 6, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed Casteel officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in Memorial Park Cemetery.

William was born July 16, 1926, to Henry and Willie Mae Smyth Johnson. He was a member of the Louisville Church of Christ where he served as treasurer. Later, he became a member of the Ackerman Church of Christ. William was strongly involved in any church activities regardless of what needed to be done. He answered the call of his country by serving in the United States Army during World War II. Following the war, he worked in logging in Honduras and in automotive plants in Detroit, Michigan. Later after returning to Louisville, he worked for more than 40 years at Taylor Machine Works retiring as a supervisor. William enjoyed hunting, was a certified mechanic, and general handyman around the house but his first love was gardening.

William is survived by his daughter Glenda Johnson of Louisville. He is also survived by his sister Margaret Terry; and two brothers Walter “Dub” Johnson and wife Lou; and Elbert Johnson all of Louisville. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Sarah Ila Johnson; his parents; and three siblings Helen Clytee Rush, Christine “Bitsy” Cannizaro, and Hubert Johnson.

Serving as pallbearers will be Gary Cannizaro, Pete Johnson, Stan Johnson, Pat Rush, Clark Sullivan, and Jeff Terry. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Miller and Johnny Woodward. Memorials in honor of William may be given to Ackerman Church of Christ.

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.


Anthony Fondren

Anthony Fondren passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at his residence in Mathiston, MS. He was 41 years old. Mr. Fondren was born June 23, 1978, in Maben, MS, to Ronald Craig and Bobbie Jo(Holditch) Fondren.

Services will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m., at Coleman Funeral Home, in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Todd Chesser officiating. Visitation will be Friday, September 6, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Burial will follow in Fellowship Cemetery near Mathiston, MS.

Mr. Fondren is survived by his wife, Michelle(Langford) Fondren of Mathiston, MS, his mother, Bobbie Joe Peacock of Mathiston, MS, 2 daughters, Carly and Blair Fondren, both of Mathiston, MS, 1 sister, Katrina McClelland of Mathiston, MS, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Debbie Langford of Ackerman, MS.

Mr. Fondren is preceded in death by his father, Ronald Craig Fondren.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Myrtle Thompson

Mrs. Myrtle Thompson, 93, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Monday, September 2, 2019, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Mount Moriah M. B. Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Thompson, 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.

Robert Earl Madison

Mr. Robert Earl Madison, 76, of Louisville, Mississippi, formerly of Kemper County Mississippi, passed on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Saturday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Anderson Jackson, Sr., Memorial Cemetery, Preston, Mississippi. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Rosie Mae Williams

Mrs. Rosie Mae Williams, 60, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Friday, August 30, 2019, in Winston County Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Mount Bell Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Williams, 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.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Wendell R. Manning

Funeral services for Mr. Wendell R. Manning will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Mars Hill Pentecostal Church in Winston County. Rev. Bryan Madison, Rev. Lonoia Burks, Rev. Dwight Fleming and Rev. Lloyd Adcock will be officiating the service. The body will lie in state 2 hours prior to service at the church. Interment will be in Mars Hill Cemetery in Winston County. Visitation 4-8 PM Saturday, August 31, 2019 at John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services.

Mr. Manning, 81, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Neshoba County Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. He lived in Mars Hill Community all of his life. He was a self employed logger for 50 years. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. Mr. Manning was a member of Mars Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Civil Defense-Winston County, Mississippi Firefighter’s Association, Winston County Firefighter’s Association and Auxillary Deputy Sheriff-Winston County. Mr. Manning was a Tornado Spotter, keeping everyone safe on “The Rock”. He organized many benefits in the community and was a friend to all!

Mr. Manning is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Pam Manning of Philadelphia; Mother, Lydia Manning of Philadelphia; Sons, Tim Manning and his wife, Karen of Philadelphia, Ted Manning and his wife, Barbara of Philadelphia, Sam Manning and his wife, Dawn of Memphis and Donald Joe Nowell and his wife, Vanessa of Philadelphia; (5) Grandchildren, Jessica Barnett and her husband, Allan, Kaitlin Copeland and her husband, Jason, Belle Manning, Minnie Nowell and Lyra Nowell; (1) Great-Grandchild, Ivy Kait Copeland. He was preceded in death by his father, Therrell Samuel Manning.

Pallbearers: Dewayne Howard, Glen Sisson, Derek Wyatt, Billy Vowell, Jason Pugh, Terry Fortenberry and Nathan Commer.

Honorary pallbearers: Jack Ball, Tim Boatner, James Lowe, Raymond Stiers and Fellow Firefighters.

Tammy Renae Littrell

Tammy Renae Littrell, 51, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Sunday, September 1, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, September 2, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Keen officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in New Hope Cemetery.

Tammy was born July 31, 1968, to Willie Earl and Dorothy Dempsey Stevenson. She was a member of West End Baptist Church. Tammy worked for most of her career at Georgia Pacific Chemical Plant as an Administrative Office/Technology Assistant. She also worked at Winston Academy and very much enjoyed helping students with their needs. She was involved with the Eagles Wings Parent Organization at Grace Christian School where she did whatever was needed in support of the school and students. Most of all, she dearly loved her family and supported her children in any activities in which they were involved.

Tammy is survived by her husband of 30 years, Stacey Littrell; her daughters Lauren and Nicole Littrell; and her parents Willie Earl and Dorothy Stevenson all of Louisville. She is also survived by her brother Brian Stevenson and wife Kristi also of Louisville; as well as her niece and nephew Braden and Jordan Stevenson. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Jessie and Andrew Dempsey and her paternal grandparents Coy and Eunice Stevenson.

Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Don Baker, Mark Littrell, Paul Littrell, P. J. Littrell, William Strait, and Daniel Thompson. Honorary pallbearers are Brock Baker, Chucky Dempsey, and William Pate. Memorials in honor of Tammy may be given to New Hope Cemetery Fund or American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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, August 29, 2019

Cynthia Lovorn Bethany

Cynthia Lovorn Bethany, 80, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, August 31, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sunday, September 1, 2019, at 3 p.m. in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Wells officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Cynthia was born October 19, 1938, to O. T. and Bonnie Kate Whitehead Lovorn. She was a member of East Louisville Baptist Church and she attended Ellison Ridge Baptist Church. For more than 33 years, she worked in the Louisville Municipal School District as the secretary at Eiland Middle School and later as the Purchasing Agent in the Central Office. She also spent 14 years working for the Mississippi Highway Patrol in Jackson in the bookkeeping department.

Cynthia is survived by her husband of 48 years, Billy Bethany; and her daughter Brigitte Sheridan and husband Ken all of Louisville. She is also survived by her sister Patricia Lovorn Eaves and husband John Arthur of Jackson, Mississippi; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Brumfield, Brady Eaves, Christian Eaves, John Arthur Eaves, John Eaves, Jr., and Sterling Eaves. Memorials in honor of Cynthia 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.




Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Donnie Baxter

Visitation: 1:00 PM til Service Time Friday August 30, 2019 at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Friday August 30, 2019 at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS Interment: Bethel Cemetery near Ackerman, MS.

Philomene Ntolo Etua

Mrs. Philomene Ntolo Etua, 80, of Starkville, MS., formerly of Louisville, MS., passed on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the North Mississippi Medical Center, West Point, MS. A visitation will be Thursday Aug. 29, 2019 from 5 until 7 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

David Barnard Pernell

David Barnard Pernell, 58, of Washington, DC, Formerly of Louisville, MS., passed on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at his home. A Memorial will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Jones Avenue, Louisville, Mississippi. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Deanna J. Carrubba

Mrs. Deanna J. Carrubba, 81, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at her home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 29th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Walter Goldsmith and Rev. Mike Dowd officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Bevill Hill Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Carrubba was born July 14, 1938, in Los Angeles, CA. She was a graduate of Escondido High School in California, and later attended Mississippi State University. She was a former Sunday School teacher for 3rd and 4th grade, and was active in the Garden Clubs in Rolling Fork and Columbus, MS. She was an avid Dodgers baseball fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Jane and Boyd Ivan Farrell; and a son-in-law, Richard Hutto.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Bryan Carrubba of Louisville; a daughter, Donelia Jane Hutto, and son, Richard Boyd Fowler, both of Louisville; a sister, Darlene Sorric of Ramona, CA; 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert Hutto, Joe Tucker, Ricky Hutto, Jay Logan, Cliff Hudson, and Richard Fowler.

Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, 805 N. Flag Chapel Rd, Jackson, MS, 39209, or St. Jude’s’ Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN.



Friday, August 23, 2019

Thomas E. Croft, Jr.

Services for Thomas E. Croft, Jr. will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Dr. Mike Carr officiating. Burial will follow in Longino Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, August 23, 2019 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Croft, 70, of Philadelphia, died August 21, 2019.

He was a native of Louisville and a resident of Philadelphia. He formerly worked at Spartus of Louisville, U.S. Motors, Chata, and Richardson Moulding. After retirement he worked as a courier for The Citizens Bank and a part-time route distribution worker for The Neshoba Democrat. He served in Desert Storm and retired after 20 years from Mississippi National Guard 155th Armed Brigade in Louisville. Mr. Croft attended Trinity Baptist Church in Philadelphia.

Survived by his wife Linda Cosgrove Croft of Philadelphia; daughter, Cindy Croft of Ruston, La; son, Chris (Terri) Croft of Hattiesburg; sister-in-law, Susan Cosgrove of Philadelphia; brother-in-law, Mike (Sylvia) Cosgrove of Lawrence, MS; four nephews and their families.

Preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Alberta Croft.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project 223, Rosa L. Park Avenue, Suite 301, Nashville, TN 37203.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Robert Lamar “Butch” Henry

Mr. Robert Lamar “Butch” Henry, 65, passed away on August 21, 2019, at his home in Louisville. Butch was born August 2, 1954, in the Mississippi Delta, where he grew up as the youngest of 15 children. He worked in construction for many years until he became disabled.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Scott Henry; and his parents. He is survived by two sons, Scott Henry and Chris Henry, both of Louisville; two sisters, Ruth Endelman and Thelma Henry; two brothers, Marvin Henry and Bill Henry; and two grandchildren, Tyler Henry and Evan Henry.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.



Mary Nell Lowery Hankins

Graveside services for Ms. Mary Nell Lowery Hankins were held at 11 AM Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Bay Springs Cemetery with Rev. Jonathan Nowell and Rev. John E. Stephens officiating. Visitation was 8-9 AM same day as service. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services in charge.

Ms. Hankins, 84, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Choctaw Residential Center. She lived in Bay Springs most of her life, but has lived in Neshoba County for the past six years. She was a waitress. Her hobbies include crafts and bingo. Ms. Hankins was Baptist.

Preceded in death: Parents, Walter B. Loveless and Jessie Mae Jenkins Loveless; Husbands, Huey P. Lowery and Billy Ray Hankins Sr.; Daughter, Cynthia Lynn Lowery; Son, Jerry Lavelle Lowery; Brother, James Robert Loveless.

Survivors: Daughters, Patricia Darlene Nowell (Timothy) of Philadelphia, Deborah Ann McPherson of LA and Mary Helen Lowery of TX; Sons, Douglas Ray Lowery of Louisville and Charles Randall Lowery (Sandra) of Louisville; (11) Grandchildren; (11) Great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Nancy Starnes Romaine

Nancy Starnes Romaine, 72, a native of Sturgis, MS passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, surrounded by loved ones at her home of 52 years in Panama City, FL.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 23, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 2 p.m at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS., with interment to follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Sturgis, MS.

Ms. Romaine is survived by her son Patrick Holston (Sheryl) of Panama City, FL; her daughter Vicki Holston Johnson (Shayne) of Madison, AL; 4 grandchildren (Nate Johnson (Shelby) of Birmingham, AL; Trent Johnson of Nashville, TN; Emily McKinley of Orlando, FL); 2 great-grandchildren (Greyson, Hudson), 3 brothers (Hazel Starnes, Melvin Starnes, Chris Starnes, all of Sturgis, MS); and many nieces and nephews.

Ms. Romaine was preceded in death by her parents Joe Boyd and Arlin Starnes of Sturgis, MS, and 3 brothers (Jesse Starnes, Joe Allen Starnes, Donald Starnes, all of Sturgis, MS).

Should friends desire to make memorial contributions, they may be made to The Humane Society of Bay County, 1600 Bay Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405, adoptme.org.

Diane Floyd

Mrs. Diane Floyd, 53, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 24. 2019 at 2 p.m., from Still Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Floyd will be reposed 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.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Zephaniah Lyons

Zephaniah Lyons, 49, formerly of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at his home in Cooke County Texas. Funeral Service will be Friday, August 23, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Mount Pleasant #2 M. B. Church, 637 Mount Pleasant Road, Noxapater, Mississippi. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Lyons, will be placed in the Church on Friday, one hour before service time. Burial will be at 1:15 p.m., at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 248 Honor Drive, Newton, Mississippi 39345. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Leland Grammer

Leland Grammer passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the Choctaw County Nursing Center, in Ackerman, MS. He was 86 years old. Mr. Grammerwas born May 4, 1933, in Tallahatchie County, MS, to George and Fannie(Williams) Grammer.

Services will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home, in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. J.A. Little and Rev. Michael Mann officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 20, 2019, from 12:00 noon till 2:00 p.m. service time, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS.

Mr. Grammer is survived by his wife, Carrie(Beach) Grammer of Ackerman, MS, 1 daughter, Marie Avent(Gary) of Eupora, MS, 3 sons, Gerry Grammer(Nancy) of Ackerman, MS, Jason Grammer(Randi) of McDonough, GA, Ricky Grammer of Ackerman, MS, 1 brother, William Roy "Spud" Grammer of Cascilla, MS, 1 sister, Susie Mae Kendell of Charleston, MS, 6 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Grammer is preceded in death by his parents, and a host of brothers and sisters.

Todd Russell

Todd Russell, 44, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at his residence in DeKalb, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Monday, August 19, 2019, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Keen 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 Binnsville Methodist Church Cemetery in Kemper County.

Todd was born September 18, 1974. He was a graduate of Kemper County High School and was an avid NASCAR fan. Todd enjoyed working with Joey at their sawmill cutting logs into lumber and he also liked working with wood to make items.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Anthony "Tony" Toles

Mr. William Anthony “Tony” Toles, 63, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the MS State Veterans Home in Jackson, MS. Tony was born on October 23, 1955, in Jackson, MS, where he spent most of his life. He was a graduate of Pearl High School, and was an Army veteran.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, William Lee Toles and Mary Alice Watson West; and a brother, Morgan Toles.

He is survived by his sister, Lee Ann (Gene) Merkl of Starkville; two brothers, Hardy West of Dalton, GA and Solon West of Davie, FL; a nephew, Morgan Merkl; his aunts, Jean (Walter) Allen of Louisville, and Linda Walker of Starkville; and several cousins.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Christian World Missions, 1437 Fire Station Road, Starkville, MS, 39339, www.christianworldmissions.org .




Earline Swanigan

Mrs. Earline Swanigan, 74, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Monday, August 12, 2019, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Saturday, Aug. 17, 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. Swanigan, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Marsha Rhodes Eldridge

Marsha Rhodes Eldridge, 52, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phil Fancher officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 1 p.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home.

Shirley Henson McGaugh

Shirley Henson McGaugh, 82, a resident of Ackerman, Mississippi, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at her home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Ackerman Baptist Church. Visitation will be held at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Jennifer Sue Hamilton

Jennifer Sue Hamilton passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019, at her residence in Weir, MS. She was 47 years old. Jennifer was born January 19, 1972, in Rochester, IN.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m., at Antioch Baptist Cemetery, in Winston County, MS, with Jeff Morgan officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS.

Jennifer is survived by her mother and step-father, Susan (Jackson) and Rollo Santucci of Rolling Fork, MS, grandmother, Marilyn Jackson of Ackerman, MS, aunts, Kathy Duckworth and Elizabeth Jackson, and numerous cousins.

Jennifer is preceded in death by her grandfather, Breland Jackson, grandmother, Elizabeth Daniel, and uncle, Bruce Jackson.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Rev. Charles Goss, Jr.

Rev. Charles Goss, Jr., 73, passed on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at University Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 5 p.m., from Mount Olive Bethel Harmony District Bldg., 137 Armstrong Street, Louisville, Mississippi 39339. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Rev. Goss will lie in state on Thursday, one hour before service time. Burial will take place on Friday at 10 a.m., from New Zion Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Charles A. “Chuck” Mask Jr.

Charles A. "Chuck" Mask, Jr. passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. He was 64 years old. Mr. Mask was born January 11, 1955, in Memphis, TN, to Charles A. (Sr.) and Mary Evelyn (Barnett) Mask. Mr. Mask was a navy veteran, mechanic, and heavy equipment operator.

Services will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 1:00 p.m., at Sturgis Baptist Church, in Sturgis, MS, with Rev. Russell Mord and Rev. Doran Henry officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. service time, at the church. Burial will follow at Wake Forest Cemetery near Sturgis, MS.

Mr. Mask is survived by his wife, Barbara (Blackwell) Mask of Sturgis, MS, his mother, Mary Evelyn (Barnett) Mask, of Sturgis, MS, 1 son, Charles Michael(Laura) Mask of Sturgis, MS, 1 daughter, Jamie Leigh Mask of Sturgis, MS, and 1 granddaughter, Clarissa Mask of Sturgis, MS. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles A. Mask, Sr.

Memorials may be made to the Navy Veterans League.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Otis Houston

Otis Houston, 86, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at NHC Healthcare in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Ellison Ridge Baptist Church in Louisville, Mississippi with Zach Stevens and Rev. Michael Wells officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 3:00 p.m. until service time at the church. Interment will follow in Ellison Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Otis was born February 18, 1933, to John King and Mary Hill Houston. He was a member of Vernon Methodist Church and the owner of Houston’s Windshield Repair in Louisville and was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy. Otis enjoyed bird hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Otis is survived by his wife of 59 years, Virginia Carr Houston; his daughter, Lori Stevens and husband, Trey all of Tullahoma, Tennessee. One of his greatest joys was being “Granddaddy” to his two grandchildren: Lindsay Hagstrom and husband, Christian and Zach Stevens and his fiancĂ©e, Erin Ringenberg. Otis also leaves to mourn his sister-in-law, Maxine Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents; his two brothers, Theodore Houston, Olyn Houston and his sister, Jessie Houston White.

Serving as pallbearers are Larry Hemphill, Robert Hisaw, Charles Holley, Charles Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Steve Jernigan. Memorials in honor of Otis may be given to Ellison Ridge Baptist Church, c/o Johnny Eaves, 4784 Ellison Ridge Church Road, Louisville, MS 39339 or Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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, August 8, 2019

Robert Jackson Edwards

Mr. Robert Jackson Edwards, 86, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, passed on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at his home. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 1 p.m., from Trinity church of God in Christ, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Monday, August 12, 2019, from 4 unti 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home, Philadelphia Location. Mr. Edwards will be reposed in the church on Tuesday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, Mississipi. Arrangements are being conducted by the Beck Funeral Home of Philadelphia.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Margaret Moore Hollister Wolfe

Margaret Moore Hollister Wolfe, 96, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019, at the Bee Hive in Starkville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Visitation will be the day of the service from 11:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Margaret Moore Hollister Wolfe, born in St. James, Louisiana to John “Jack” Jamison Hollister and Sallie Beauchamp Hollister August 24, 1922. Shortly thereafter she moved with her family to Pascagoula where she attended Beach School. She was a proud graduate of Pascagoula High School, class of 1940. She received multiple letters in basketball, track and cheerleading. Her Senior year Margaret Moore won Outstanding Senior Athlete.

After attending Business College in New Orleans she went to work for the United States Government. She worked in Pascagoula, Beaufort, SC, Biloxi and finally San Antonio. After retiring from Randolph Air Force Base she returned to South Pascagoula.

She was active in the PEO, First United Methodist Church, Tuesday Bridge Club, Wednesday Sewing Club and the Republican Party, serving as President of the Jackson County Republican Women’s Club. She attended several Republican National Conventions proudly representing Jackson County and Mississippi. She lived in Pascagoula until she moved to Starkville, Mississippi last Fall to receive more attentive care at The Beehive. The family would like to thank Ann Pickett, and her family who were neighbors, true friends and Margaret Moore’s “right arm”.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Captain George Jamison Hollister. She is survived by her two nephews Dr. John “Jack” Hollister and his wife Jan of Starkville and Stevens Hollister, and his wife Laura of Madison. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews as well as great, great nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.

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, August 4, 2019

Alton Tollison


Alton Tollison, 88, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sammy McMillan officiating. Interment will follow in Whitehall Methodist Church Cemetery.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Janet Marie Miller

Janet Marie Miller, 49, of Weir, Mississippi, passed on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Choctaw County Hospital, Ackerman, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 11 a.m., from First Unity United Methodist Church, Weir, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home, Weir Location. Mrs. Miller, will be reposed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Weir Chapel Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Weir in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Bobby Holton

Services for Bobby Wayne Holton will be held Sunday, August 4, 2019, at 2 p.m. from Noxapater Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Fondren and Rev. Gerald Branum officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Winston County. Visitation will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 5 until 8 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home and one hour prior to service at the church. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Holton, 83, of Noxapater, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

He was born and raised in Neshoba County and a resident of Winston County for the past 40 years. Mr. Holton was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving in Germany in the military police. After his service he moved back home where he worked in law enforcement for several years, and then began his career with the USPO until his retirement. He farmed for many years. Mr. Holton was a Mason in Philadelphia Lodge #39.

Survivors include his son, Barry W. Holton of Noxapater; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Holton was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Alexander Holton; parents, Com and Lillian Holton; and brothers, Percy Holton and James “Sonny” Holton.

Mavis Dennis Ammons

Mrs. Mavis Dennis Ammons, 97, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, MS. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 3rd, at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ammons was born December 8, 1921, in Queensland, Australia. Mavis was a retired R.N., and a member of First Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Quinton L. Ammons; her brother, Colin Dennis; and her parents, Margaret Rose Crozier and Henry Ellis Dennis.

Survivors include her daughter, Denise Walker of Louisville, MS; her son, Robert Ammons of Whitehaven, FL; 3 grandchildren and 1 step-grandchild; and 2 great grandchildren and 2 step-great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1426, Louisville, MS 39339.





Ruby Etzkorn

Ms. Ruby Etzkorn, 85, passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at her residence in Louisville, MS. A memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.

Ruby was born June 11, 1934, to Noah and Dolly Pardon Preston. She enjoyed gardening, farming, sewing, and taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as being a homemaker.

She is survived by her four daughters, Toni Eaves of Louisville, Mississippi, Karen McCaffree of Shreveport, Louisiana, Miki Sims of Tupelo, Mississippi, and Sarah Gillilan of Tampa, Florida; one sister, Mary Young of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. One of her greatest joys was being “Nannie” to her nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Athel Louise Etzkorn; her daughter, Kellie Etzkorn; and her son, Jeffery Etzkorn.

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 Eldridge

Bonnie Eldridge passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. She was 62 years old. Bonnie was born November 16, 1956, in Benton, MS to James and Billie Rose(Brown) Whittington. Before becoming disabled due to health issues, she was a Surgical Tech.

Services will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2019, 3:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Warren Hunt officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, August 4, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. service time, at Coleman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery near Ackerman, MS.

Ms. Eldridge is survived by 1 son, Charles Moudy(Cindy) of Baldwin, MS; 2 daughters, Billie Charlene Tharp(Michael) of Tupelo, MS, and Melissa Brown of Saltillo, MS, 6 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Ms. Eldridge was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 sister, Kathy Perry.

Memorials may be made to Concord Cemetery.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Charles V. "Dude" McElwee, III

Charles V. “Dude” McElwee, III, age 75, passed away on July 29, 2019 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was a resident of Louisville and a member of Vernon United Methodist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman and beloved grandfather. Mr. McElwee enjoyed a long career in banking throughout the state. He retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, where he was a right-of-way negotiator.

Mr. McElwee was preceded in death by his parents, Charles V. McElwee, Jr and Marjorie Ware McElwee of Magnolia and a sister, Judee McElwee Reeves, also of Magnolia. He is survived by his sister Eloise McElwee Fontaine of North Carolina and his brother James Ware McElwee of Magnolia. He is also survived by his daughters, Virginia McElwee Harbour (Kevin) of Tupelo and Vaiden McElwee Taylor (Scott) of Knoxville, Tennessee, and four grandchildren, Charles Whitson Harbour, Yancey Caroline Harbour, Katherine Vaiden Taylor, and Davis McGinley Taylor

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, August 2nd, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Becky Smith officiating. Visitation will be Friday, from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home.




Jasmine Kaur Singh

It is with heavy hearts that we honor and say goodbye to our precious baby girl. Some people only dream of angels; we held one in our arms.

Jasmine Kaur Singh was born on Monday, July 22, 2019. She weighed 1lbs and .06oz and was 11.5 inches long. Baby Jasmine passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019 in the loving arms of her mother, Kristin Elizabeth Hemphill Singh and father, Harpreet Singh. Her maternal grandparents are Larry & Nancy Burton of Reform, Alabama and John & Belvia Hemphill of Louisville, Mississippi. Her paternal grandparents are Balwinder Singh & Manjeet Kaur of Punjab, India.

Visitation will be held Wednesday July 31, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Dr., Bossier City, LA. Graveside Service will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardis Church, 3090 Sardis Rd., Louisville, MS. Services will be officiated by Reverend William Shepheard.

We are so grateful to the many doctors and nurses of Willis-Knighton South and the Regional Perinatal Group who helped both Jasmine and Kristin during their hospital stay.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to the March of Dimes, 1120 S Pointe Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71105.



Sunday, July 28, 2019

Mary Helen Jones

Mary Helen Pruden Jones, 87, passed away on July 27, 2019, at Brooklyn Hall Personal Care Home in Mathiston, MS. Helen was born on May 4, 1932, in Choctaw County, MS. She was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church (currently Antioch Community Church) where she was a vital part of the congregation that she loved. Her family was well loved and cherished as evidenced by the true homemaker that she was, as well as the various jobs over the years that helped support her family that she lovingly took care of. In later years her joy was in the art of quilting as she gifted family, friends, and acquaintances with her handiwork.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Jones; parents, William Ed and Lillie Mae Pruden; brothers, Amos Pruden, Floyd Pruden, Sylvester Pruden, Cloyce Pruden, and Fred Pruden.

She is survived by daughters, Linda Jones Fulton (Harry) of Brooksville, MS, Charlotte Jones Morris (Stan) of Plantersville, MS; son, Ranny Steve Jones (Melissa) of Ackerman, MS; grandchildren, Stephen Fulton (Jamie) of Olive Branch, MS, Lacey Vowell of Ackerman, MS, Luke Jones (Lauren) of Mathiston, MS, Nathan Morris and Brandon Morris (Renae) both of Plantersville, MS, as well as 11 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the Directors and Caregivers at Brooklyn Hall Personal Care Home for their loving care and specialized attention that made this Helen's home for four years.

Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday. July 30, 2019 beginning at 12PM until 1PM at Antioch Community Church, 5916 Reform Sturgis Road, Ackerman, MS, in the community of Reform in Choctaw County, with the service immediately following at 1PM in the church. Rev. Bill Hutto will conduct the service. Burial will be at the Antioch Community Church Cemetery adjacent to the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman, MS is in charge of all arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Antioch Community Church, 651 Gammill Road Ackerman, MS 39735.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Eddie Mae Livingston

Ms. Eddie Mae Livingston, 87, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019, at her daughter’s residence in Starkville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, July 27, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Pender officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was born in Winston County and lived there her entire life. She was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church and was Salutatorian of her 1952 graduating Class from Winston High School, later known as Nanih Waiya Attendance Center, where she was voted “Best All Around Girl”. After high School she attended Southwestern Bible Institute for one year before starting work at WLSM Radio Station, where she worked for nine years. When her twin daughters reached the age of three she became a fulltime homemaker. She devoted the next 30 years to raising her twin daughters and her son. After the passing of her husband she worked at the Winston County Tax Assessor’s Office and was a caregiver for several local ladies.

Mrs. Livingston devoted her life to her family. She was a loving wife and mother whose greatest accomplishment was raising her children to walk in the way of the Lord. She was committed to “passing it on.” She cared about everyone and was a great prayer warrior. She loved the beauty of nature realizing it was the work of the Lord. Her greatest joys were cooking for people, sharing pictures of her grandkids, and growing fruits and vegetables in her yard and garden. She had an amazing green thumb.

Mrs. Livingston was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Pharris Leon Livingston; her parents, Lofford M. Miles and Martha Jane Gregory Miles, eight sisters and four brothers. She is survived by daughter Lynn and husband Todd Day of Raymond, MS, daughter Leah and husband Jeff Donald of Starkville, MS, and son Ricky Livingston and wife Elizabeth of Franklin, TN; four grandchildren, Austin Day and Pharris, Thomas, and Lydia Livingston; Sister-in-Law Winston Miles Hayes of Louisville, Marjorie Simpson of Macon, Peggy Ann Livingston of Macon, MS and Ms. Jan Miles of Meridian, MS.

Donations may be made in her honor to Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at 230 Evergreen Church Rd 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.