Friday, May 31, 2019

Jim Nabers


Mr. James E. “Jim” Nabers, 62, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Baptist Golden Triangle Medical Center in Columbus, MS. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 1st, at First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Scott Phillips and Rev. Tony Linley officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at the church. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Roy T. Shepperd

Roy T. Shepperd, age 93, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home and Sunday, June 2, one hour prior to the service at First Pentecostal Church of Noxapater. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2 at First Pentecostal Church of Noxapater with Rev. Dewayne Barrett, and Rev. Antoine Stokes officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Cemetery in Noxapater.

Ella Marie Curtis

Mrs. Ella Marie Curtis, 61, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Baptist
Hospital, Olive Branch, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Antioch Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Jerry Wayne Weeks

Jerry Wayne Weeks passed away Monday, May 27, 2019, at Choctaw County Nursing Home in Ackerman, MS. He was 74 years old. He was born August 5, 1944, in Ackerman, Mississippi, to Elmer and Bertha Mae (Fulce) Weeks. Mr. Weeks was a retired logger.

Services will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 11:00 a.m., at Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Justin Gates officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home, and 10:00 a.m. till service time, Wednesday, May 28, 2019, at Salem Independent Methodist Church.

Mr. Weeks is survived by his daughter, Gina Bishop(Bill) of Ackerman, MS, 3 brothers, Glyndale Weeks, Douglas Weeks, Dennis Weeks, all of Ackerman, MS, 1 sister, Frances Odom of Ackerman, MS, and 1 grandson, Brett Bishop of Ackerman, MS.

Mr. Weeks was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 sister, Jo Ann Mann.

Cord Wright Graham

Mr. Cord Wright Graham, 64, of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Noxapater, with Burial in the Mount Vernon Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Graham will be reposed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Gale Pearson

Gale Metts Pearson, age 83, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, May 27, 2019, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be the day of the service from 9:30 a.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Odom, Rev. Paul Blanchard, and Rev. Phil Fancher officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Paul Edgar Perkins

Paul Edgar Perkins passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at his residence in Weir, MS. He was 82 years old. He was born June 13, 1936, in Ellicott City, MD, to Okey Lee and Evelyn Marie(Bragg) Perkins. Mr. Perkins was retired from French Camp Academy.

Services were held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, 3:00 p.m., at French Camp Presbyterian Church in French Camp, MS, with Rev. Alex Coblentz and Rev. PaulNasekos officiating. Visitation was Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. till service time, also at French Camp Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Perkins is survived by his wife, Donna (Moore) Perkins of Weir, MS, 2 daughters, Laurie Ray(Loyd) of Weir, MS, Kim Clark(Tommy) of Bailey, MS, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

Mr. Perkins is preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers.

Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy and/or French Camp Presbyterian Church.

Peggy Arnell Taggert McAdory

Mrs. Peggy Arnell Taggert McAdory, 77, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019, at her home in Louisville, MS. Graveside services and interment will be held at 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 26th, at Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Mason Joy and Rev. Hubert Yates officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McAdory was born May 24, 1942, in Winston County, MS. She worked at Spartus for many years, and was a member of East Louisville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. “Bozo” McAdory; her parents, Annis Marie Pugh Taggert and John D. Taggert; and her brother, Billy Ray Taggert.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Cockrell and Charlotte McAdory; and one grandson, Jamie McAdory.




Aaron Bennie "Buster" Moody

Mr. Aaron Bennie “Buster” Moody, 89, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, MS. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 26th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Childs, Rev. Tommy Davis, Rev. Edward Gatlin, and Rev. Michael Gatlin officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 25th, from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at Southern Methodist Church in Waynesboro, MS and from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Buster was born March 6, 1930, in Winston County, MS. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp as a Sargent, and upon returning home he worked for 42 years as a supervisor for Southern Natural Gas. He was a member of First Methodist Church of Louisville, a Mason and Shriner, and a member of the “Wrinkled Roosters”. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Moody; and his parents, Mary Whitehead Moody and Joseph Clinton Moody.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Holder Moody; two daughters, Cindy (Rodney) Whitcomb of Epes, AL and Eileene (Edward) Gatlin of Waynesboro, MS; one son, Billy (Kelly) Street of Maine; grandchildren, Scott (Jennifer) Whitcomb, Christopher (Tanasia) Street, Street, AJ (Meaghan) Gatlin, Nikie (Ethan) Miller, and Michael (Nichole) Gatlin; 7 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Lowery, David Moody, Randy Bouchillon, Mike Bouchillon, AJ Gatlin, and Wayne Moody.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons, First Methodist Church of Louisville, or Southern Methodist Church of Waynesboro.



Thursday, May 23, 2019

Laura Genell Brown

Laura Genell Brown, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Garden hill Assisted Living in Columbus, Mississippi. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Hawkins officiating.

Genell was born May 3, 1929, in Noxapater, Mississippi, in Winston County to Romeo Daniel Bridges and Joyce Farish Bridges. She was a graduate of Noxapater High School and a lifelong member of Union Ridge Baptist Church. Genell was a beloved mother and was devoted to the love and care of her family all of her life. She loved cooking, sewing, and gardening.

Genell is survived by her son Lester Arnell Brown and wife Elena of Columbus and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Lester Ladell Brown; her parents; four sisters and three brothers.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society, P. O. Box 85, Columbus, MS 39703-0085.

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.




Edwin Leon Clark, Sr.

Edwin Leon Clark, Sr. passed away Friday, May 17, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Desoto, MS. He was 85 years old. He was born June 22, 1933, in Stewart, Mississippi, to Luther Erwin and Eulalia (Wilson) Clark. Mr. Clark retired from the navy and civil service.

Services will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019, 10:00 a.m., at New Haven Baptist Church, near Weir, MS, with Rev. Don Parish officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home, and 9:00 a.m. till service time, Friday, May 24, 2019, at New Haven Baptist Church.

Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Bennie Ruth (King) Clark of Hernando, MS, 2 sons, Edwin Leon Clark, II of West Point, MS, David Earl Clark of Hernando, MS, 2 sisters, Louise Hall of Olive Branch, MS, Allie Pearl Ervin of Atlanta, GA, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.

Mary Dean Gandy

Mrs. Mary Dean Gandy, 81, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at her Residence. Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Calvary Apostolic Church, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Gandy, 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 arrangement.

Rosamond Streety

Mr. Rosamond Streety, 88, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at His Family home in Dover, Delaware. Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home, with Burial in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Shelia Dean Hemphill Smith

Shelia Dean Hemphill Smith, age 74, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Pine Shadows Nursing Home in Porter, Texas.

Family visitation will be held at 1:00pm on June 2, 2019 at Nowell Massy Funeral Home, Louisville, Mississippi. The graveside service will be held at 2:00pm on June 2, 2019 at Ellison Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Shelia was born in Louisville, Mississippi on February 19, 1945 to Carl Davis Hemphill and Modean Reed. Shelia lived in Mississippi, Michigan, Arizona and Texas throughout her life and never met a stranger. Shelia was loved by all. Shelia enjoyed reading her Bible, singing and painting.

Shelia is survived by three sons, Joel Smith and wife Cory of Phoenix, AZ, Jeffery Smith and wife Susan of New Caney, TX and Richard Smith of Porter, TX. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Charli Hemphill, Maren Smith, Christopher Smith, Dalton Smith and Caroline Hemphill and four great-grandchildren, Cody Hemphill, Chloe Hemphill-Vences, Gage Love and Kensen Love. She also leaves behind her brother, Sherrell Hemphill and wife Vickie and sister, Jenny Mayo and husband, Bobby and several nephews and nieces, and other family and friends.

Shelia is preceded in death by father, Carl Davis Hemphill, mother, Modean Reed, husband, Donnie Smith and brother, Darrell Hemphill.
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, May 22, 2019

Herbert Fulgham

Herbert F. Fulgham, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. Graveside services, with interment immediately following, will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 24 at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point, Mississippi.

Herbert was born October 20, 1935, to Thomas and Lillie Jordan Fulgham in Monroe County, Mississippi. At the age of 10, he moved to Clay County where he graduated from West Point High School in 1953. He entered the United States Air Force in 1955. Most of his later career was spent in the long-haul trucking industry. He came to Louisville in 1980 where he joined L. M. C. Trucking as dispatcher. L. M. C. later became Liberty Transportation, where he would retire in 1994. His hobby was woodworking which he would continue while working part-time at Wal-Mart in the paint department. Health reasons forced him to give up both these occupations. He was a member of West End Baptist Church in West Point.

Herbert is survived by his sister Daisy Burka of Pennsylvia; a host of nephews; as well as friends Carol Eaves and Buddy Rogers both of Louisville. Herbert is preceded in death by his parents and sisters.

Herbert requested in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be given to Louisville Friends of the Animals, 86 Thompson Street, 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.




Vickey Lynn McDill

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.







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.