Sunday, February 17, 2019

Billy Joe McGee

Billy Joe McGee, age 83, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ross Holleyman and Rev. Ray Johnson officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 11 a.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will follow in Old Mars Hill Cemetery.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Dallie Lucille Graham Kirkpatrick

Dallie Lucille Graham Kirkpatrick, having lived most of her 90 years in Noxapater, Mississippi, went home Feb. 13, 2019.

She was a graduate of Ethel High School, Blue Mountain College and the University of Alabama. A beloved educator, she instilled the love of learning in her third graders at Noxapater School for decades. She was a Noxapater Baptist Church Prayer Warrior, active in ministries. She expressed and encouraged creativity in the written word, visual arts, diverse crafts and gardening. She meticulously chronicled life, traveled extensively, collected everything, wasted nothing and cared deeply.

Survivors include her daughter, Lillian (Joe) Mirando of Ponchatoula, Louisiana; three grandchildren, Lucy V Mirando of Tuseyan, Arizona, Lisa (Jantsen) and Aaron Kirkpatrick of Georgia; special “great-grand” Ava Lankford; brother, Doug Graham of Eupora; brothers-in-law, Bob McCrory and Arthur Sartain of Ethel, and Ken Jardine of Salt Lake City; sister-in-law, Ann Fulton of Brandon; nephews, nieces, cousins and countless cherished friends.

Among those joyfully welcoming her home were her husband, Ira Lee Kirkpatrick Jr.; son, Ira III; sisters, Martha, Johnnie, Sue, Geneva; brother, Jack; and parents, John and Floy Biggers Graham.

Visitation will be Saturday at Noxapater Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until the funeral at 11, followed by burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Noxapater. Arrangements are with Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, Louisville.

For the tender care she received in her final years, special thanks go to the Heritage Health Care staff, especially nurses Shawonia Milton, Goldie Parsons and Kim Cao; the sweet CNAs; attentive Compassous Hospice workers; and Tyler and Anna Chapman, who shared God’s love.

Donations to Palmer Home for Children, Columbus, Miss.; or Blue Mountain College, Ripley, Miss.

Serving as pallbearers are Roy McCrory, John McCrory, John Graham, Harold Graham, Billy Gene McNeil, Ben Kirk, Mitch McAdory and Mike McAdory.

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.





Chinellie Ball


Miss Chinellie Ball, 33, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Monday, February 11, 2019, at her home. A memorial service will be Friday, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home Chapel. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Doris Nell Reed

Mrs. Doris Nell Reed, 85, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 15th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Melvin Chase officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 12:00 noon until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Good Hope Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hilton Dewitt Whitmire

Hilton Dewitt Whitmire went to be with his Heavenly Father at his home in Madison,
Mississippi, Monday morning, February 11, 2019 at the age of 91. Services will be held at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS. Visitation will held Thursday, February 14 at 11:00 AM with the service at 1:00 PM. Interment will be immediately afterwards at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery in McCool, MS.

Hilton was born December 3, 1927 in McCool, Mississippi to George Sanford Whitmire and Annie Beatrice Hunt Whitmire. He served in the United States Navy and was a WWII veteran.
After coming home he graduated from Mississippi State University. For 34 years, Hilton worked as an agent with Allstate Insurance. He was a member of Shriners International for more than 50 years and was a member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church in McCool, MS.

Hilton is survived by his wife of 27 years, Martha Reed Black Whitmire. He was the father to three daughters: Tammy Whitmire King of Bentonia, Terri Whitmire Henderson (Randolph) of Learned, Tara Leigh Whitmire Hanks (Wade) of Raymond, and four step-children: Mitch Black (Dean) of Madison, Jan Black Howell (Skip) of Pearl, Susan Black Patterson (Rob) of Madison, and Doug Black of Pearl. Grandchildren include Rachel Henderson Harris (Matt), Taylor Anne May (Montana), Joanna King, Casey Whitmire, Barrett Smith (Amy), Wayne Black (Sally), Sara Black, Benjamin Black and 8 great grandchildren, one brother, Shelton Whitmire (Lottie) of McCool, MS and 11 first-cousins. 

Hilton was predeceased in death by his parents, brothers Ira Sanford Whitmire (Hilda Mae) and Gerald Whitmire (Peggy) and 28 first cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to French Camp Academy (French Camp, MS) and Shriners Hospitals for Children.




Monday, February 11, 2019

Matthew "Bud" Turner

Matthew G. “Bud” Turner passed away on February 11, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Golden Triangle Hospital in Columbus. He was 87 years old. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P. M. on Wednesday, February 13th, at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Jody Nichols officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home, and on Wednesday at First Baptist Church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Double Springs Cemetery near Maben, MS. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Alvin Ralph Kirk

Alvin Ralph Kirk, 82, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 12 at 2 p.m. in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 12:30 p.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Alvin Ralph was born November 11, 1936, to Alvin Earl and Enid Schoolar Kirk. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. He retired after devoting 30 years to Taylor Machine Works in the Machinery Department and was very proud to show everyone his commemorative 25-year watch. Ralph also enjoyed growing vegetables in his garden until he was physically unable to do so; and he liked feeding and watching the birds that played in his yard. He adored his dog “JoJo” treating him more like he was a human; and he enjoyed dog sitting “Spanky” and “Poochy”.

Ralph is survived by two sisters Kathryn Kirk of Louisville; and Lavada Robertson and husband Bobby of St. Charles, Missouri; and three brothers Roger Kirk and wife Gloria; Earl Randolph Kirk; and Sam Kirk and wife Barbara all of Louisville. One of his greatest joys was being a grandfather figure or “PaPa” to Sam (Ashley) Dempsey; and Brodie Dempsey (Matt) Ward; as well as their children: Lawson Dempsey, Laura Elizabeth Dempsey, Rhett Aman, and Maddie Ward. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Goleman Kirk; his son Alvin Ralph Kirk, Jr.; his parents; and his sister Lola Kirk.

Memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Kirk 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.



Saturday, February 9, 2019

Jewelene Ray Shumaker

Mrs. Frances Jewelene Shumaker, 92, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019, at her home in the Lobutcha community of Winston County. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 11th, at Hinze Baptist Church, with Rev. Paul Blanchard officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon at Porter Funeral Home, and at Hinze Baptist Church for 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Hinze Cemetery.

Mrs. Shumaker was born August 30, 1926, in Winston County, MS, and was a graduate of Lobutcha School. She was a homemaker and a member of Hinze Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vannie E. Shumaker; her parents, Georgia Hinze and Cyrus Leach Ray; and three brothers, Wallace Ray, Hinze Ray, and Cleo Ray.

She is survived by three sons, Michael (Stephanie) Shumaker of Mobile, AL, Ronald Ray (Kathy) Shumaker of Deatsville, AL, and Teddy Van (Janette) Shumaker of Bonner Springs, KS; two brothers, Billy Joe Ray and Garland Ray, both of McCool, MS; 7 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hinze Baptist Church.




Friday, February 8, 2019

Janis Allen

Mrs. Janis Ruth Kemp Allen, 71, passed away on February 7, 2019, at the Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Memorial services will be held at a later date. 

Mrs. Allen was born November 4, 1947, in Louisville, MS. She was a freelance abstractor in the oil industry, worked at Georgia Pacific for many years, and owned Serendipity, a children’s clothing store. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Allen; her parents, Doris Triplett Kemp and J.V. Kemp; and one brother, James Vivian Kemp.

She is survived by her daughter, Jenny (John) Rukas of Noxapater, MS; one granddaughter, Shelby (Jon Salgado) Payne; and one brother, Evan Kemp of Louisville, MS.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Quality Hospice Care, and the staff of Winston Medical Center Nursing Home, for their excellent care and compassion.



Randolph “Buddy” Ellingburg

Services for Randolph “Buddy” Ellingburg will be held Friday, February 8, 2019, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Dr. Wayne Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the Linwood Cemetery in Neshoba County. Visitation will begin Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie Hensley

Marjorie Hensley, 96, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 9 at 2 p.m. in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim 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 Memorial Park Cemetery.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Stacy Ross



Mrs. Stacy Ross, 46, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Jeff Anderson Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi. Funeral Service will Saturday, at 2 p.m., from Mount Talley Missionary Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Ross, 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.

Octavius Yarbrough

Mr. Octavius Yarbrough, 90, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, February 2 , 2019, at his home. Graveside service will be Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Louisville, Mississippi. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Sharon Bozeman Allday McDaniel

Services for Sharon McDaniel will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Barry Fulton, Rev. Johnnie Peden and Rev. Nathan Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Herbert Cemetery in Neshoba County. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019, at McClain-Hays Funeral Home. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nadine Culpepper

Nadine Culpepper, 91, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 5, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Mayo officiating. Interment will follow in Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Katheryne Jane Dean

Katherine Jane Dean passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora, MS. She was 97 years old. She was born January 12, 1922, in Choctaw County, Mississippi, to Joseph and Nan(Oliver) Fair. Mrs. Dean was the retired secretary/treasurer of the Simpson Water Association, a position she held for 18-1/2 years. She also worked as manager and helper of the Choctaw County School Cafeteria for 20 years.
Services were held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 11:00 a.m., at New Haven Baptist Church. Visitation was held Monday, February 4, 2019, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home, and one hour prior to service time at the church. Burial was is New Haven Cemetery.
Mrs. Dean is survived by 1 son, Eddy Dean of Weir, MS, 1 daughter, Elizabeth O'Neal of Kenner, LA, two grandchildren, David Dean and Chasitee Pullen(Kyle), and one great-grandchild, Clayton Dean.
Mrs. Dean was preceded in death by her parents.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Joan McMinn

Joan McMinn, 86, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019, at The Bee Hive Home in Starkville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be Sunday, February 3 at 2 p.m. in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Mayo 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 Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, Mississippi.

Joan was born May 25, 1932, to Newman and Ocia Rollins Robinson, the youngest of 10 children. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville and was originally from Lebanon, Tennessee, where she met and married the love of her life, M. D. McMinn. She was a wonderful artist...she loved painting pictures, sewing, and crafts of any kind. Joan enjoyed working in her yard and was a member of the Town & Country Garden Club. Many times over the years her lawn was chosen as “Yard of the Month”. She was a devoted bridge player and a fantastic southern cook. She was also a member of the Extension Service Homemaker Club where she enjoyed activities involving crafts. Her most avid hobby was fishing which she gladly shared with her husband of 66 years.

Joan is survived by her children, Cindy McMinn Smith and husband, Tommy, of Sturgis; Marsha McMinn Gillespie and husband, David; and Jeff McMinn and wife, Kim, all of Louisville. She is also survived by her sister Mary Belle Kelly and a host of nieces and nephews. One of her greatest joys was being “Grandmother or GaGa” to her grandchildren: Summer Clark Hall (Jeff); Ryan Smith (Sara); Blake McMinn (Brittany); Landon McMinn (Amanda); Peyton McMinn and Tyson Tingle; as well as 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Duff “M. D.” McMinn; her granddaughter, Joanie Smith Tingle; her parents; and five brothers and four sisters.

Serving as pallbearers are Logan Danovsky, Jeff Hall, Blake McMinn, Landon McMinn, Ryan Smith, Lane Tingle, Tyson Tingle, and Wyatt Tingle. Memorial contributions in honor of Mrs. McMinn may be given to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745 or to Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216.

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.