Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Helen Kelly McCool Middleton

Helen Kelly McCool Middleton, 99, went to be with the Lord on October 26, 2019 at the Bee Hive Assisted Living in Louisville, MS. The going home service will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 , 11:00 at First Baptist Church, Kosciusko, MS . It will be preceded by two hours of visitation at the church. Interment will be at Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko. Jordan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Helen Kelly was preceded in death by her husband Gwin, daughter Cheryl, sister Doralyn Simpson, parents Lillian and Clarence McCool, and great granddaughter Hannah Suzanne Farquhar and great grandson John David Iverstine.

Helen Kelly attended Hillman College and Mississippi Southern(USM). She married Gwin Middleton in 1941. They were blessed with four children: Lynne Garner (Ed), Lake Wales FL, Cheryl Ford (Tom), Columbus, Betty Triplett (Mike) Louisville, and Tommy Middleton (Karen), Baton Rouge, LA. She leaves 12 cherished grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

She was a member of the Samuel Hammond DAR, Book Lovers and New Century Club of Kosciusko. In retirement she worshipped in her hometown church, First Baptist Kosciusko. After relocating to Louisville she worshipped with dear friends at First Baptist Louisville until her death.

She answered the call to the ministry with her husband in 1950. She considered her role as a minister’s wife as her calling. With joy she taught Sunday School for 45 years and was a faithful soprano in every church choir. She loved the Lord and loved serving Him in many locations and spoke often of wonderful memories of people with whom they served.

In retirement she was always a staunch supporter of her pastors. She was a perfect example of the motto “Bloom Where God Plants You”.

She has always been mindful of Jesus’ command on missions as expressed in Matthew 28:19-20. When writing her check to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for foreign missions recently she made the remark: “Just think. I can sit right here in this assisted living and still be a part of sending the Gospel all over the world.”

Contributions may be made to the mission program in your place of worship, Gideon International, or French Camp.

To paraphrase Paul’s words, “We thank our God for every remembrance of her.”

Her favorite scripture was Proverbs 3: 5,6.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks for the tender, loving care given her by the Louisville Nursing Home, Beehive Homes of Philadelphia and Louisville, and the many faithful friends who surrounded her with love and laughter.

Shirley Jean Duty

Mrs. Shirley Jean Duty, 78, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Choctaw County Nursing Home in Ackerman, MS. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 2nd, at Vance Memorial Chapel in Phenix City, AL, with Rev. Ricky Ward officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the Chapel.

Shirley was born June 8, 1941, in Russell County, AL. She was a retired school teacher, and a member of Grace Freewill Baptist Church in Phenix City, AL. She had been a resident of Louisville, MS since 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Duty; and her parents, Bertha Sanders and Rube Simmons.

She is survived by her sons, Darrell (Gina) Duty and Dennis (Vickie) Duty, both of Louisville, MS; her goddaughter, Robin Hudson of Phenix City, AL; two brothers, William Simmons of Phenix City, AL and Wallace Simmons of Columbus, GA; four grandchildren, Nicholas Duty, Cole Duty, Courtney Duty, and Heather Taylor; and two great grandchildren, Liam Hunt and Ella Duty.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s research Hospital, www.stjude.org.



Laura Mae Clay




Laura Mae Clay departed this life at Winston County MedicalCenter/ The Cottages on Oct. 27,  2019.

Funeral services for Ms. Clay will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM from Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church, 789 C McDonald Rd., Preston, MS. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until time of service. Smith's Affordable Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Lee Weaver

Jerry Lee Weaver passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at his residence, in Ackerman, MS. He was 67 years old. Mr. Weaver was born November 2, 1951, in Choctaw County, MS, to David Joel and Lois(Higgins) Weaver.

Services will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, 2:00 p.m., at Antioch Community Church, near Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Rob Faulk, Rev. Bill Hutto and Larry Savell officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, November 1, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., at Antioch Community Church. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Brenda(Clark) Weaver, 3 daughters, Cecelia(John) Fondren of Ackerman, MS, Daphne(Jerry) Gazaway of Ackerman, MS, Danyelle Weaver of Louisville, MS, 1 sister, Jolene(Douglas) Stewart of Ackerman, MS, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Cemetery Fund.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Rev. Charlie Davis

Rev. Charlie Davis, 90, of Starkville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, MS. Funeral Service will Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Ackerman, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Rev. Davis, will be placed in the Church on Saturday, one hour before Service time. Burial will be in the Alexander Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tony Howard

Mr. Tony Lyn Howard, 68, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019, at the Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 31st, at Porter Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Betheden Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Tony was born June 14, 1951, in Winston County, MS. He was a graduate of Louisville High School. He was an Army veteran and served in South Korea during the Vietnam war, worked as a lineman for East Mississippi Electric Power Assn., and was a deputy for the Winston County Sheriff’s Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Ruth Hight Howard; and two brothers, Danny Howard and Lee Howard.
He is survived by five children, Andy Ingram of Lufkin, TX, Dustin Howard of Louisiana, Renee Pursley of Belleville, TX, Toni Howard of Columbus, MS, and Whitney Blackwell of Jackson, MS; a sister, Mary Howard Kelly of Nacogdoches, TX, two brothers, Leo Howard of McCool, and Algene Howard of Kosciusko, MS, ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Betheden Masonic Lodge, P. O. Box 1214, Louisville, MS, 39339.



Patrick Lee

Mr. Patrick Christopher Lee, 48, passed away on October 24, 2019, in Richmond, VA. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 2nd, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Jason Gross officiating. Interment will be in Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Patrick was born May 4, 1971, in Macon, MS. He was a 1989 graduate of Nanih Waiya Attendance Center, and an MRI Technician at the University Medical Center in Jackson, MS and in Richmond, VA. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Grace Suttle and William Felix Suttle, and Virginia Lee and Harold Lee, Sr.

He is survived by his parents, Nan Suttle Lee and Harold Lee; two sisters, Amber Yates and Cameron Whitehead; and nieces and nephews, Bryton Yates, Peyton Carlisle, Hallie Yates, Will Whitehead, and Taylor Whitehead, all of Louisville.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Blasingame, Wendell Eaves, Billy Bryan, Sean Holdiness, Joe Johnson, and David Luke.

The family asks that friends wear bright colored apparel to celebrate Patrick’s life.



Willie Dean McDonald

Mrs. Willie Dean McDonald, 93, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Baptist Golden Triangle Hospital in Columbus, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 2nd, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Woody Rimes and Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McDonald was born April 30, 1926in in Magnolia, MS. She was retired from Spartus Corp. and was a member of First Baptist Church, where she kept the church nursery for 60 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dannie O’Neal McDonald; her parents, John and Annie Strickland Rimes.

She is survived by a son, Mike (Cindy) McDonald of Erie, PA, two daughters, Glenda (Earl) Jennings of Louisville, and Kathy Ishee of Anniston, AL; two sisters, Elmer Vance of Vancouver, WA, and Marie Milton of Oak Grove, LA; a brother, Alfred Rimes of McComb, MS; four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Earl Jennings, Eric Ishee, Garrett Ishee, Chance Johnson, Brian McDonald, and James Humphries.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Children’s’ programs.















Sunday, October 27, 2019

Kathy Annette Todd

Services for Kathy Annette Todd will be held Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. from Plattsburg Baptist Church with Rev. Dwight Fleming and Rev. Jonas Horn officiating. Burial will follow in the Plattsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be held this evening from the church at 5 p.m. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
Mrs. Todd, 67, of Noxapater, died Friday, October 25, 2019, at her home.

She was a native and lifelong resident of the Plattsburg Community in Winston County. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Todd was a member of the Plattsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include husband of 47 years, Dennis Todd of Noxapater; daughter, Patty Savell of Philadelphia; two sons, David Dewayne Todd (Denise) of Hickory and Jonathan Todd (Courtney) of Noxapater; seven grandchildren, David Todd, Jr., Jessica Todd Weir, Reagan Farrell, Samantha Todd, Kristen Lindsey, Kayleigh Lindsey, Jonallen Lindsey; two great-grandchildren, Madison Grace Todd and Matthew Thomas Weir; four sisters, Pauline Hamilton and Murle Duran, both of Noxapater, Rachael Mayo of Louisville and Diane Feasel of Philadelphia; brother, Alton Hamilton of Union; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Todd was preceded in death by her daughter, Misty Todd Lindsey; parents, John and Sue Hamilton; father and mother-in-law, Clyde and Lucillie Todd; and sister, MaryMcCann.

Pallbearers are Jonallen Lindsey, John Tollison, Steve Craft, Reese Craft, Paul Reynolds and Jerry Drury.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Richard Jerl “Ricky” Dickerson, Jr.

Mr. Richard Jerl “Ricky” Dickerson, Jr. , 57, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at his home in Noxapater, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 27th, at First Pentecostal Church in Noxapater, MS, Rev. Antoine Stokes officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at First Pentecostal Church in Noxapater. Interment will be in Sunrise Cemetery in Noxapater. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ricky was born March 21, 1962 in Chicago, IL. He was a self-employed carpenter.

He is survived by his parents, Ora Lee and Richard Dickerson; his brother, Dale (Carolyn) Dickerson of Louisville; a granddaughter, Madelyn Grace Dickerson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Justin Dickerson; and a brother, Tommy Dewayne Dickerson.








Friday, October 25, 2019

Janice Estes Atwood

Janice E. Atwood, age 80, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 27 at Noxapater Methodist Cemetery with Rev. Ricky Reese officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Janice was born December 25, 1938, to Jim and Mary Sue Price Estes. She was a member of Noxapater United Methodist. She enjoyed outdoor activities such fishing and her flowers. Janice was an honorable wife, friend, and mother.

Janice is survived by her loving husband of 20 years Glen Atwood of Noxapater, Mississippi; and her daughter Celeste Estes and wife Jessica Smith of Mosheim, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her husband Maxie Dotson; her parents; and her brother James “Shack” Estes.

Serving as pallbearers are Sammy Carter, Bobby Ellis, Elgene Nunn, Eddie Pierce, R. J. Pierce, Rex Allen Smith, and Brian Burrage.

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, October 23, 2019

Bobby McKay

Mr. Bobby McKay, 89, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Winston County Medical Center in Louisville, MS. Funeral Services will be Friday, October 25, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 24 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and from 1:00 PM until service time on Friday. Interment will be at Ellison Ridge Cemetery; there will be no graveside service. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby was born on January 3, 1930 in Winston County to Robert Samuel and Amanda Gertrude Eaves Carr McKay. His life began in a time where hard work and grit were needed for survival. The values of integrity, dependability, compassion, kindness, generosity and loyalty were developed in him from early on. Growing up on a farm developed his strong work ethic. He had many stories about plowing, growing crops and caring for cows, horses, mules and chickens. He attended and graduated from Ellison Ridge School. While there he played basketball and it was at a basketball game in Mashulaville, that Dot Suttle captured his attention; they dated and later married in 1950. All three of their children, Rickey, Ernie and Leasa grew up a few yards from where he grew up.

Bobby thoroughly enjoyed his work at Fair Lumber Company and then Georgia-Pacific where he was a land and timber buyer. He made a lot of friends and got to see a lot of Mississippi and Alabama. He would replay many timber cruises, characters he met and deals done. Equally satisfying was his sweat and work on our cattle farm, huge garden and orchard. He enjoyed genealogical research and retelling family stories. He was open about his faith and trust in the Lord and supported Ellison Ridge Baptist Church and later First Baptist Church in Louisville. He held many leadership positions as a teacher, deacon, committee chairman among others and he was a Gideon.

He leaves behind a host of family members and friends who treasure him and their memories of him. He is survived by his sons, Rickey (Rachel) McKay and Ernie (Donna) McKay and daughter, Leasa McKay, grandchildren, Ericka McKay Miller (Jay), Bobby Denton McKay (Amy), Heather McKay Studdie (Bo) and Brittany McKay Fancher (Lee) and great-grand-children, Celeste Clayton, Nicholas Studdie, Caleb Studdie, Abby Studdie, Prasaus Fancher, Mary Lawrence McKay and Lydia McKay. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Suttle McKay.

Bobby McKay’s family welcome you to share in a celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, you many donate to Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society or to the Ellison Ridge Cemetery Trust Fund.






Hazel White Ward

Mrs. Hazel White Ward, 84, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at the Beehive Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 25th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mark Mayo officiating. Visitation will be at Porter Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Interment will be in Murphy Creek Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel was born October 19, 1935, in Louisville, MS. She was a homemaker and a member of Murphy Creek Baptist Church. She spent almost 35 years milking cows with her husband on their farm. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Gene Ward; her parents, Hazel Crowell White and Henry Lee White; and one sister, Mary White.

She is survived by two daughters, Debbie (Mike) Smith of Louisville, MS and Jenny (Dan) Hogan of Cumming, GA; one son, Danny (Terressa) Ward of Louisville, MS; two brothers, John H. (Louise) White of Louisville and Jerry (Mickie) White of Morganton, NC; seven grandchildren, Josh (Ginger) Ward, Brett (Kellye) Smith, Jolie (Jonathan) Eaves, Stan Smith, Zachary Hogan, Chandler Hogan, and Danielle (Patrick) Cook; and three great grandchildren, Chandler Foster, Dawson Eaves, and Hayze Eaves.

Pallbearers will be Mike Johnson, William Strait, Phil Caldwell, Michael Ming, Taylor Tucker, and Freddy Fulcher.




Glendora Edmond

Miss Glendora Edmond, 37, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Monday, October 21, 2019, at the North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Calvary Apostolic Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Miss. Edmond, 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.

Tryone Clemons

Tryone Clemons, 46, passed on Monday, October 21, 2019 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. A Private Memorial Service will be held by the family at a later date.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Rebecca "Becky" Stanley

Rebecca “Becky” Stanley, age 44, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 23 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Gomillion officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will follow in Camp Ground Cemetery.

Becky was born May 16, 1975, to Jerry and Frances Eaves Stanley in Louisville, Mississippi. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She enjoyed riding horses but most of all she loved her children and her family. Becky was very talented creatively and enjoyed decorating cakes.

Becky is survived by her daughter Angel Gray and husband Anderson of Philadelphia, Mississippi; and her son Gatlin Ellis of Kosciusko, Mississippi. She also leaves behind to mourn her passing two sisters Rachel HeLal and Ashley Stanley; as well as her nieces, nephews and friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Alex Gray, Anderson Gray, Jimmy Gray, Daniel Sciple, Skyllar Sciple, and Jeff Stanley. Memorial contributions in honor of Becky may be given to Nowell Massey Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses.

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




Saturday, October 19, 2019

Mable Parker

Mrs. Mable Katherine Parker, 98, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at her home in Noxapater, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 23rd, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Allen Eaves officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Parker was born January 29, 1921, in Winston County. She was a homemaker and a farmer, and enjoyed her hobbies of art and woodworking. She was a member of Noxapater Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Vardaman Parker; her parents, Gladys Bane and Barney Newton Eubanks; her brothers, Edwin Eubanks, Jack Eubanks, Portis Eubanks, and Johnny Eubanks; and a sister, Margie Morris.

She is survived by a daughter, Katherine Ann (Rob) Rice of Starkville, MS; two sons, Charles (Barbara) Parker of Louisville, and Donald Ray (Joan) Parker of Noxapater; a brother, Mack (Janice) Eubanks of Philadelphia, MS two granddaughters, Shelley (Steve) Westbrook, and Wendy (Brent) Walton; and a great grandson, Gage Parker.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to French Camp Academy.




Friday, October 18, 2019

Alma Louise Molly Jane Thomas

Mrs. Alma Louise Molly Jane Thomas, 72, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at the North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 11 a.m., from the Mount Olive Bethany Harmony District Bldg., Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Monday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mrs. Thomas, will be placed in the District Bldg. one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

David Swain

Mr. James David Swain, 76, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at his home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 19th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Trent Jaudon officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday from 12:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

David was born October 28, 1942 in Jackson, MS to Julian Bailey and Laverne Horne Swain. He was a 1961 graduate of Noxapater High School. For many years he owned his own electronics repair business in downtown Louisville. After retiring, he enjoyed gardening, cooking, woodworking, genealogy research, and teaching himself to play the dulcimer and guitar. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Linda Whitmire Swain of Louisville, MS; three sons, Craig (Carol) Swain of Noxapater, MS, Adam (Marie) Swain of Louisville, MS, and Jason (Jayme) Swain of Macon, GA; his four grandchildren, Jon (Katie) Swain of Fayetteville, AR, Ashton Swain of Louisville, MS, Lenora and Luke Swain of Macon, GA; three sisters, Betty Moore of Sturgis, MS, Gloria Ming of Meridian, MS, and Vivian Tennenbaum of Daly City, CA; and one sister-in-law Marzene Whitmire of Louisville, MS. He was predeceased by his parents, his son Michael David Swain, and one brother, Julian Bailey Swain, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Dickie Caperton, Scot Bryan, Wayne Whitmire, Johnny Triplett, Kenneth Whitmire, Lamar Horne, Bennett Wilson, and David Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Blair, Kelvin Ball, and Jon Swain.





Ruth Davis Young

Mrs. Ruth Davis Young passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019, in Spring, TX. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 18th, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Young was born April 24, 1931, in Louisville, MS, to Lula Mae and John Virgil Davis.
She is survived by three daughters, Karen Ockershauser of Spring, TX, Sandra Stocks of Clear Lake, TX, and Charlotte Burns of Durango, CO.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Mae Byrd, and two brothers, LeRoy Davis and John Cecil Davis.




Sunday, October 13, 2019

Gertie Eaves White

Gertie Eaves White, age 87, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Morris Center for Care in Jacksonville, Florida. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, October 18 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Carr and Rev. Johnny Collins officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 9 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.


Gertie was born April 10, 1932, in Winston County. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Winston County Chamber of Commerce. Gertie enjoyed her 20 year career at Bank of Mississippi as an Operations Officer; she loved being around people and helping others. Her grandchildren were her life and she attended any activity in which they were involved. Gertie loved attending sporting events and was an avid Alabama fan—“Roll Tide”—and was better at officiating than some officials on the field!

Gertie is survived by her son Jack White, Jr. and wife Jackie of Ponte Verda Beach, Florida; her daughter Teresa Carter and husband James of Louisville; her son-in-law Charley Mac Wade of Oxford, Mississippi; and her brother Carvel “Buddy” Eaves also of Louisville. One of her greatest joys was being “Gran” to her six grandchildren: Brian (Jenny) White, Josh (Manne) White, Andy (Julie) White, Kimberly (Todd) Rogers, Jay Carter, and Natalie Wade. She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren: Will-Corben (Alaina) Rogers, Landen Rogers, Taylor (Kelli) Moody, Brody Burchfield, Bella Burchfield; Jett Burchfield, Easton White, Asher White, Hayden White, Owen White, Charlie White, Waylon White, and Edie White; and many more who called her “Gran”. She also leaves behind a great-great-granddaughter Layton Ruth Moody and was looking forward to the birth of another great-great-grandchild in April 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack Oliver White, Sr.; daughter Jeannie Wade; grandchildren Stefanie Burchfield and Eric Wade; her parents John W. and Belle Livingston Eaves; her biological mother Welmer Stokes Eaves; two brothers Junior Eaves and Leon Smith; and two sisters Zellowene Pearson and Dot Pogreba.

Serving as pallbearers are Taylor Moody, Landen Rogers, Will-Corben Rogers, Andy White, Brian White, and Josh White. Honorary pallbearers are Jay Carter, Johnny Chapman, Brody Burchfield, Wesley Coleman, Mike Coleman, Ronnie Hathorn, Jeff Watson, and David Wilson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts in honor of Ms. Gertie be given to the 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.




Friday, October 11, 2019

Theresa Bonelli Fulton

Theresa Bonelli Fulton, age 94, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, October 13 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 1 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Theresa was born March 13, 1925, to Joseph and Concetta Anastasio Bonelli in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Northwestern High School in Detroit; and she was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Louisville. Theresa worked at Spartus Clock Factory, Mug ‘n Cone, and was founder and co-owner of The Nearly New Shop, consignment store, where she enjoyed her many loyal customers, and clothed some of her grandchildren, for over 30 years. Mrs. Fulton enjoyed fishing; traveling; and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

Theresa is survived by her loving husband of 77 years, Bernard W. Fulton of Louisville. She also leaves behind to mourn her passing five sons: Bernard Lee Fulton and wife Glenda; Lennie Fulton and wife Babs; Gary Fulton and wife Sue; Roy Dale Fulton and wife Melisa; Jody Fulton and wife Billie Jean; and a daughter-in-law Shiela Fulton. One of her greatest joys was being “Mamaw” to her grandchildren: Greg Fulton; Stephanie (Brian) Horan; Brian (Ali) Fulton; Brent (Lori) Fulton; Kim (Paul) Killen; Kenny (Laura Beth) Fulton; Jacob (Katie) Fulton; Dru (Cassidy) Crenshaw; Candace (Jimmy) Rushing; Jessica Fulton (Chris Amis); and Lorynn (Wes) Tanksley. She also leaves behind to mourn her passing 32 great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; and her sister Faye Kay. She is preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Annette Fulton; son Dan Fulton; grandson Bradley Fulton; three sisters and one brother.

Serving as pallbearers are Brandon Fulton, Brent Fulton, Brian Fulton, Greg Fulton, Jacob Fulton, Kenny Joe Fulton, and Jimmy Rushing. Memorial gifts in honor of Theresa may be given to The Baptist Children's Village, P. O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, or to the charity of your choice.

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




Ruby Clark Coward

Ruby Clark Coward, age 101, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 17 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Greg Thomas and Rev. Michael Wells officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 9 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Union Ridge Cemetery in Noxapater, Mississippi.

Ruby was born November 24, 1917, to John Arch and Bertha Farish Clark in Winston County. She was a member of Union Ridge Baptist Church where she was active in various church activities. She played the piano and the organ and served many years as a Sunday school teacher for the Ladies class. Ruby was a true Bible student; faithfully reading her Bible through many times and she completed all the study courses offered by the state-wide Baptist organization. She was truly the hands and feet of Jesus to her community; always ready to minister to anyone during their time of need. Ms. Ruby enjoyed searching her family’s genealogy.

Ruby is survived by two daughters: Irma Smith and husband Dr. Elvin Smith II of College Station, Texas; and Nona Young and husband Johnny of Noxapater. One of her greatest joys was being “Grandma” to her four grandchildren: Elvin (Rebecca) Smith III; Forrest Smith; Kimberly (Jamie) Flake; and Chris Young. She also leaves behind to mourn her passing four great-grandchildren: Braxton Flake; Jaycie Claire Flake; Brayden Young, and Elvin Smith IV; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Herdie Coward; her parents; and her brother James Oliver Clark.

Serving as pallbearers are Chris Young, Jamie Flake, Forrest Smith, and Elvin Smith III. Memorial gifts in honor of Ms. Ruby may be given to Union Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Jamie Clark, 1629 Johnson 5 Road, Noxapater, MS 39346.

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.



Joyce D. Goleman

Joyce D. Goleman,78, of Weir, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in Weir, Mississippi. Graveside Service will be Friday, October 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from the Concord Cemetery in Ackerman, Mississippi. Beck Funeral Home of Weir in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mary A. White

Mary White, age 85, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Noxubee County Nursing Home in Macon, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 14 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Hill officiating. Visitation will be Monday, October 14 from 12 noon until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will follow in Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mary was born November 15, 1933 to Tom and Tamsel Acker in Alabama. She was a member of Murphy Creek Baptist Church for many years. Mary was a homemaker who loved to cook and take care of her babies which she kept in her home for many years. One thing is for sure, she loved being around her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mary enjoyed life and was always spreading her love and cheer to everyone she met.

Mary is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Neal White; her 4 daughters Kathy Hankins and husband Mike of Sulligent, Alabama, Nancy Jenkins and husband Tommy of Louisville, Ann Pigg and husband Daniel of Carthage and Dale Oglesby of Gordo, Alabama; and her brother Alfred Acker and wife Janice of Carrolton, Alabama. One of her greatest joys was being “Mammaw” to her grandchildren: Delisa Pennel and husband Sam, Teresa Eaves, Kayla Fulcher and husband Bruce, Tammy Cabiness, Mason Bennett and wife Shellie, Richie Wilson and wife Wanda, Shannon Hollis and husband Chris, and Daniel, Cody, and Tabitha Oglesby. She also leaves behind to mourn her passing several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother and her four sisters.

Serving as pallbearers are Mason Bennett, Kasey Clay, Olan Clay, Paul Crowson, Tommy Jenkins and Richie Wilson. Memorial gifts in honor of Mary may be given to Murphy Creek Cemetery, 4220 Bond 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.






James D. "Jimmy" Irving

James D. "Jimmy" Irving passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019, at St. Dominic Hospital, in Jackson, MS. He was 73 years old. Mr. Irving was born February 12, 1946, in Kosciusko, MS, to Davis M. and Myrtle(Bond) Irving.

Services will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 10:30 a.m., at Ackerman Baptist Church, in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Danny Irving and Pam Varner Fortenberry officiating. Pallbearers will be David McCulloch, David Smith, Perry King, Terry Collier, Eric Chambers, Randy Massey, Kenny King, Bob Oakley, and Murray Greenlee.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne McLeod, Billy Ganann, Barry Fortenberry, Buddy Cornish, Dan Melton, Wayne Webster, Drew Webster, Zach Hunt, Bill Power, Charlie King, Rob Chambers, Scott Pearson, Kenny Clark, and Gary Vaughn's Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be held Monday, October 14, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Weir Cemetery in Weir, MS.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Danell(Varner) Irving of Weir, MS, 2 sons, Ryan(Whitney) Irving of Madison, MS, Chris(Amy) Stephenson of Ackerman, MS, 1 daughter, Candace Stephenson of Weir, MS, 2 sisters, Judy(Dan) Melton of Weir, MS, Joani(Wayne) Webster of Harrah, OK,1 uncle, Glen(Jan) Bond of Taylorsville, MS, and 2 grandchildren, Nelson and Shep Irving of Madison, MS.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Davis M. and Myrtle(Bond) Irving.

Memorials may be made to The Steps for Shep Foundation (benefiting those suffering from cystic fibrosis).

Ronald Ezell Carter

Mr. Ronald Ezell Carter, 83, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Baptist-Golden Triangle Hospital in Columbus, MS. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 13th, at Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. Johnny Collins and Dr. Billy Smith officiating. Visitation will be Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church from 2:30 P.M. until service time. Interment will be in Campground Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Carter was born November 8, 1935, in Winston County, MS. He was a retired self-employed roofing contractor, and a Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fronie and Jessie Carter.

He is survived by a daughter, Judy Bellflower of Iuka, MS; a brother, Raymond Carter of Biloxi, MS; three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.





Hope Mathews

Ms. Hope Elizabeth Mathews, 49, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2019, at the Winston Medical Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 13th, at New Hope Cemetery in Louisville, with Mr. Steve Hendrix officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hope was born November 24, 1969, in Jackson, MS to Durward Mathews, Jr. and Barbara Hendrix Mathews. She graduated from Heard Co. High School in Franklin, GA, and went on to attend Mississippi State University, where she earned a BS in Communication and Journalism.

She was preceded in death by her father, and her brother, Sonny Mathews. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Hendrix Mathews of Louisville; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Gene Childs, Chris Childs, Scott Hendrix, Chip Ellis, and Ashley Kuhn.

Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. of Mississippi, www.mda.org.

To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.


 



Joshua Reed

Mr. Joshua Burkes Reed, 24, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 12th, at First Methodist Church, with Rev. Hubert Yates, Rev. Diane Lemmon, and Mr. Randall Criswell officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at First Methodist Church. Interment will be in Whitehall Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Erma R. Miller

Erma R. Miller passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Choctaw County Nursing Center, in Ackerman, MS. She was 92 years old. Mrs. Miller was born July 23, 1927, in Choctaw County, MS.

Services will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:00 a.m., at Coleman Funeral Home, in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. service time, at Coleman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in South Union Cemetery near Ackerman, MS.

Mrs. Miller is survived by 3 sons, James Miller(Betty) of Laurel, MS, Mike Miller of Ackerman, MS, and Barry Joe(Martha)Miller of Weir, MS, 7 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband, Destin Miller, her parents, 1 brother, Jack Miles, and 1 daughter-in-law, Peggy Miller.

Memorials may be made to South Union Cemetery.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Danny Lee Baxter

Danny Lee Baxter passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in Tupelo, MS. He was 62 years old. Mr. Baxter was born March 5, 1957, in Starkville, MS, to Ollie W. and Peggy(Jones) Baxter.

Services will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 2:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home, in Ackerman, MS, with Maury Jones officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. till 2:00 p.m. service time, at Coleman Funeral Home, Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery near Ackerman, MS.

Mr. Baxter is survived by his mother, Peggy(Jones) Baxter, 1 son, Joseph Baxter(Bethany) of Millport, AL, 2 daughters, Rebecca Lynn Bailey of Nettleton, MS, Dannie Leigh Tedder(Chad) of Caledonia, MS, 1 brother, Charles Baxter of Ackerman, MS, and 1 sister, Kathy Jenkins of Ackerman, MS.

Mr. Baxter is preceded in death by his father, Ollie W. Baxter, and 1 brother, Kenneth Baxter.

Memorials may be made to Concord Cemetery.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Gilbert Conner White

Mr. Gilbert Conner White, 85, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019, at his home in Louisville, MS. A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 7th, at Covington Cemetery near Quitman, MS, with Rev. Perry Smith officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. White was born December 2, 1933, in Louisville, MS. He was a graduate of Ellison Ridge High School and attended East Mississippi Community College. He retired as a machinist with Spartus Corp after 27 years. He was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by a son, Gilbert “Chuck” White, II; and his parents, Dacy and Thomas White.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Smith White of Louisville; four sons, Thomas (Janet) White, Jason (Carol) White, and Shawn (Lori) White, all of Louisville, and Mark (Robin) White of Big Cabin, OK; seven grandchildren, Kelsey White, Dakota White, Shelby White, Trevor White, Max White, Marley White, and Bella White; and three great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church in Louisville, MS.

The White family would like to especially thank Kindred Hospice and nurses Brittany Young, Alexis Permenter, and Pamela Triplett for the excellent care they provided for Mr. White during his illness.




Virginia Franklin Edwards

Virginia Franklin Edwards, age 87, passed away with her loving family by her side on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center in Starkville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Monday, October 7, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 8 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Dempsey. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Virginia was born October 30, 1931, one of 14 children born to Barney Whitfield “Mr. Whitt” and Ester Pope Franklin in the Mt. Pisgah Community of Weir, Mississippi. She attended West End Baptist Church. For the most part, Virginia was a homemaker but she also worked at various times at Spartus Corporation and TRW where she made many friends. She enjoyed attending gospel singings with her friends and listening to music. She was very talented and crocheted many bedspreads, tablecloths, dishrags, and afghans for her family. Virginia enjoyed life and was always so happy spreading her love and cheer to everyone she met.

Virginia is survived by two daughters Tracey Edwards Coleman and husband Wesley of Louisville; and Jennifer Edwards Yancy and husband Jimmy of Taylor, Mississippi. One of her greatest joys was being “Mamaw” to her four grandchildren: Megan ReneĆ” Edwards, Kaitlyn Dachelle Edwards, Laura Leigh Verry, and Whitt Chandler Yancy. She also leaves behind to mourn her passing numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert “Bob” Edwards; her grandson Robert Carlton Yancy; her parents; four brothers: James, Charles, Homer, and Tommy; and her sisters Minnie, Ida Mae, Bessie, Aaron, Frances, Estelle, Willie and Lucille.

Memorial gifts in honor of Virginia may be given West End Baptist Church, P. O. box 1618, 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.




Yvonne Miller Young

Yvonne Miller Young, age 82, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Sunday, October 6, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, October 7 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Keith Williamson and Rev. Trent Jaudon officiating. Interment will follow in Camp Ground United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Yvonne was born April 11, 1937, to James and Nannie Pearl Chamblee Miller in Winston County. She was a graduate of Louisville High School and a member of Camp Ground United Methodist Church. Yvonne loved working in the yard enjoying the beautiful flowers she grew. She was a member of the Louisville Garden Club and Junior Auxiliary. Yvonne retired as Vice President of Regions Bank after working in the banking industry for many years. Most of all, she loved her family and her church family dearly. She was always ready to help anyone and was in attendance at any activity in which her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were participating. Yvonne was a true Southern lady and everyone that knew her, loved her.

Yvonne is survived by two sons Alan Young and wife Carol Sue of Louisville; and Mike Young and wife Angie of Greenwood, Mississippi. One of her greatest joys was being “Mimi” to her three grandchildren: Brittany Young, Chris Young, and Brandon and Meghan Young; as well as her four great-grandchildren: Lana Raye, Rhett, Saylor Jaymes, and Meredith Young. She also leaves behind to mourn her passing her brother James Hiliary Miller, Jr.; her nieces; and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Bobby Young; and her parents.

Serving as pallbearers are Ricky Ingram, Alan Young, Brandon Young, Chris Young, Mike Young, and Wilson “Bubba” Young. Memorial contributions in honor of Yvonne may be given to Camp Ground United Methodist Church, c/o Becky Waddell, 4431 Young Crossing Road, Louisville, MS 39339.




Friday, October 4, 2019

Roger William Oliver Hayes

Roger William Oliver Hayes, 81, of Ackerman, Mississippi, passed on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, in Starkville, Mississippi, from an Auto Accident. A Memorial Service is being planned for Oct. 26, 2019, at 11 a.m., from the Beck Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Robert R. Wall Jr.

Robert R. Wall, Jr., age 64, passed away at his residence in Noxapater, Mississippi, on Tuesday,
October 1, 2019. Visitation will be Thursday, October 3, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 4 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Fondren officiating. Interment will follow in Noxapater Methodist Cemetery.

Robert was born April 18, 1955, to Robert “Bob” Wall, Sr. and Joy Kilpatrick Wall in Winston County, Mississippi. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout; graduated from Noxapater Attendance Center; and he was a member of Noxapater Baptist Church. He attended Mississippi State University and earned a degree in Business. Robert retired after many years as a car salesman from the Ford Motor Company. For the last 27 years, Robert has served the Town of Noxapater as an elected Alderman. In 2011, he served as the president of the Winston County Chamber of Commerce. He and others were instrumental in establishing the Car Show as a part of the Noxapater Cotton Gin Festival. Obviously, Robert had a love for cars. He and J. B. Allen built motors and raced cars at the Magnolia Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi; and he also enjoyed attending NASCAR races at Talladega. He would tell you that he was “the baddest fellow in town” but Robert was known for being fair to everyone and having a good heart toward others; helping in any way he could. For example, Robert was not a Shriner but he sold many bags of onions and many cases of cheese to help the Shriners. Loving his community as he did, Robert made the original “Welcome to Noxapater” signs that welcome visitors on the north and south sides of town and he was responsible for the town slogan “Great People by Nature.”

Robert is survived by a host of cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Ashley Linch.

Serving as pallbearers are Tommy Bartholomew, Brian Burrage, Sammy Carter, Tommie Gardner, Wilson Webb, and Chris Wells. Memorials in honor of Robert may be given to Noxapater Methodist Cemetery Fund, c/o Helen Webb, P. O. Box 552, Noxapater, MS 39346.

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.



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Susan Barnhill

Susan Napiorkowski Barnhill, age 68, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 8 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Darnis officiating. Interment will follow in Murphy Creek Cemetery.

Susan was born June 18, 1951, to Stanley and Lois Earll Napiorkowski in Chicago, Illinois. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Susan always enjoyed being surrounded by her family but most of all she loved spoiling her grandchildren and cooking for those she loved.

Susan is survived by her daughter Lois Barnhill; and her son Kenneth Barnhill and wife Janet all of Louisville. One of her greatest joys was being “Grandma” to her five grandchildren: Pvt. Joseph Barnhill, Kara Barnhill, Joshua Barnhill, Kaylee Barnhill, and Kristen Barnhill. She also leaves behind to mourn her passing her siblings: Teddy Napiorkowski, Kathy Napior, Tommy (Karen) Napiorkowski, Carole (Joe) Brooks, and John (Pam) Napiorkowski; as well as her brother-in-law John Stevens; her sisters-in-law Margaret Johnson and Wilma Napiorkowski; and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Walter Max Barnhill; her parents; and five siblings: Stanley Napiorkowski, Ann Napior, Marie (Roger) Johnson, Judy Stevens, and Joan Volland.

Memorials in honor of Susan 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.