Saturday, May 8, 2021

Lora Lee Holland

Mrs. Lora Lee Holland, 102, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. A funeral service is planned for Monday, May 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Macon, MS with Dr. Jeff Holland and Bro. Bill Ross officiating her Celebration of Life. Interment will follow in Oddfellows Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 105 Dent St., Macon, MS 39341.
 
Lora was born in Calhoun City, MS on August 4, 1918. She graduated from Calhoun City school where she was an outstanding basketball player. She attended East Mississippi Junior College but soon left to marry her beloved H. O. Holland. She worked at various jobs throughout her adult life and retired in 1982 from Junior Food Mart in Macon. She lived in Louisville, MS until 1970 when they moved to Macon, Mississippi. She resided in Macon until 2018 when she moved to Winston County Medical Center Nursing Home, Louisville and lived until her death. She worshipped and served at Calvary Baptist Church while in Macon. One of her favorite ministries at Calvary was a greeting card service. She mailed thousands of cards to friends and fellow church members to encourage and uplift them. She loved to sing, had a beautiful alto voice and was a dedicated choir member at Calvary. She and Mr. Holland prepared the Lord’s Supper for years. She was a loving Jesus follower and a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Lora is preceded in death by her parents; George and Estelle Lee; by her husband of over 57 years, H.O. Holland, Sr; and by four of her siblings: Marie Goforth of Memphis, TN; Lillian Thomas of Water Valley, MS; Helen White of West Point, MS; and Wanda Harrelson of Memphis, TN.

Mrs. Holland is survived by two sons: H.O. (Linda) Holland of Pascagoula, MS, and Kenny (Linda) Holland of Eupora, MS; one sister: Nellie Yelverton of Memphis, TN; one brother: G.C. Lee, Jr. of Hendersonville, TN. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Jeff, Kevin, Ken, and Robin Holland, Tracey Lajoie, (Jim), and by eight great grandchildren-Connor, Cade, Cassidy, Jackson, Hayes, Ethan, Alyssa Holland, and Evan Lajoie.

Nolan Riley Norris

Graveside services for Nolan Riley Norris will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Union City Cemetery. Bro. Matt Mohering will officiate. Nolan, age 2, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

He is survived by his loving parents, Jacob and Madison Orr Norris; one sister, Hadley Norris; one brother, Wyatt Norris; maternal grandparents: Greg Orr of Brandon; Mary Orr of Union; paternal grandmother, Tawana Holmes of House; great-grandparents: Cathy Sanders; Helen Hooks of Louisville; Ray & Wilda Rigdon and numerous aunts, uncles, & cousins.

 Nolan Riley Norris is preceded in death by: his grandfathers: Johnny Norris and Frank Sanders.
Pallbearers: Jacob Norris, Shawn McMillan, Butch Adcock, & Michael Oates.

Samuel Jones

Samuel Jones, 43, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, MS. Arrangements are incomplete pending Post Mortem Examination. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Roman Tequnise Mosley

Roman Tequnise Mosley, 38, of Louisville, MS., passed on May 3, 2021, at the University Medical Center, Jackson, MS. Arrangements are incomplete pending Post Mortem Examination. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Larry Burton

Mr. Larry Clarence Burton, 60, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Weir, MS. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 9th, at Crape Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, near Stewart, MS, with Rev. Terry Corley and Rev. Brad Latham officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Larry was born March 23, 1961, in Ackerman, MS. He graduated from Hernando High School, and attended Northeast Community College. Larry was a mechanic by trade and owned and operated several businesses in Louisville and Ackerman. Most recently, he raised poultry and cattle on his farm near Weir, MS, and was well known for his produce and grew and sold for several years. He was preceded in death by his father, L. C. Burton, and his mother, Norma Ruth Henning Gregg.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Prewitt Burton of Weir, MS; his sisters, Jane (Paul) Wood of Louisville, and Nancy (Mike) Nail of Stewart, MS; brothers, David (Sonrisa) Burton of Brandon, MS, Ron Gregg of Grenada, and Perry (Shauna) Gregg of Senatobia, MS; and special cousins, Barbara Threet and Dewayne Henning.

Pallbearers will be Joey Hood, Brian Shearer, Ray Shearer, Benji Shearer, Johnny Henson, and Kyle Henson.

Memorials may be made to Crape Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o Barbara Threet, 3219 Crape Creek Road, Stewart, MS, 39767.





June Watson Woodruff

Mrs. June Anne Watson Woodruff, 72, passed away on May 5, 2021, in Coral Springs, FL. She received her Masters degree in English at the University of Southern Mississippi, and worked as a supervisor in apartment management.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kathleen and George P. Watson, Jr.

She is survived by her brother, George P. Watson, III, of Louisville; and a nephew, Pate Watson.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.































James W. Spears

Mr. James Wallace “J.W.” Spears, 89 passed away on May 6, 2021, at his home in Brandon, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 11th at Grace Baptist Church in Brandon, MS, with Rev. Jeff Walker officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until the service time at the church. Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday at Center Ridge Methodist Cemetery in Winston County. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

J.W. was born February 15, 1932, in Neshoba County. He was the owner and operator of Spears Barber Shop for 50 years, and he was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Brandon. He was an Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. J.W. enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as tending to his garden. He was preceded in death by one son, Dave Spears; his parents, Lora Icy Spears and James Clinton Spears; and his siblings, Gladys, Faye, Jay, and Edley.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Carr Spears of Brandon, MS; his daughter, Pam (Mike) Broadway of Brandon, MS; one son, Jim Spears of Brandon, MS; his sister, Gertie Blackmon of D’lo, MS; 4 grandchildren, Zachary Spears, Joshua Broadway, Joseph Broadway, and Whitney Spann; and 7 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mike Broadway, Joshua Broadway, Joseph Broadway, Kerron Spann, Zachary Spears, and Barry Storey.





Thursday, May 6, 2021

Wade D. Henson

Wade D. Henson, 83, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at St. Dominic Hospital, in Jackson, MS. Mr. Henson was born May 23, 1937, in Choctaw County, MS, to Telmon and Ruby (McHan) Henson. He was an educator and coach for 10 years, and a retired business owner for 50 years.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Mark Mayo officiating. Burial will follow at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. till service time at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Attending pallbearers will be Ronny Wayne Prewitt, David Vaughn, Bill Wade, Ronnie Joe Prewitt, Adam Boggan, Doug Moore, Woody Vowell, and Dan Melton. Honorary pallbearers are C.A. King, Glennice Ming, Wendell Morgan, Billy Black, J.W. Black, Donald Chandler, and Harvey Cook.

Mr. Henson is survived by his wife, Patricia (Prewitt) Henson of Weir, MS; 1 son, Johnny(Laila) Henson of Weir, MS; 2 daughters, Suzanne(Barry) Kelley of Madison, MS, Tammy(Robert) Toombs of Ackerman, MS; and 1 sister, Shirley(Bobby) Prewitt of Weir, MS. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Kate Henson, Jensen(Caleb) Vasquez, Kyle(Brooke) Henson, Laiken(Jon) Moore, Laura Ann(Davis) Edwards, Makenzie Toombs, Mary Grace Kelley, Landon Toombs, Karlee Beth Kelley, and Jeremiah Kelley; and 4 great-grandchildren, Sofia Vasquez, Alexandra Vasquez, Ruby Kingery, and Oren Kingery.

Mr. Henson was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 brother, Billy Kent Henson.

Memorials may be made to Beulah Cemetery located near Weir, MS, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or charity of choice.

Pearlean Yarbrough McReynolds

Mrs. Pearlean Yarbrough McReynolds, 73, of Louisville, MS., passed on Monday, May 3, 2021, at the Louisville Health Care Center, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Union Chapel Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. 

She was born to the Parents, of Henry Miller and Isabella Yarbrough. She was a Retired Educator from the Louisville Public Schools and a Loyal Alumna from Alcorn State University. 

She was preceded in death by her, parents, Henry and Isabella Miller, Three Brothers; Henry Lee Yarbrough, Willie Lee Yarbrough(Arlexis), and Troy Yarbrough (Ruthie),; Sisters, Mae Ellen Yarbrough and Odessa Ann Ransom, Special Cousin/Sister. Also, preceded by a number of In-Laws. 

She is survived by: Husband, Columbus McReynolds, Daughter; Dr. Melanie R. McReynolds, of Princeton, NJ., ;Sisters, Stella Parker(James, Los Angeles, CA., Lucy Washington, Joliet, IL., Julia Mae Yarbrough(Roy), Chicago, IL., ; Brother, Joe Louis Yarbrough(Kathy), of Louisville, MS., A host of In-Laws, Nieces, Nephews and other Relatives and Friends. 

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Marilyn Joyce Phillips

Mrs. Marilyn Joyce Phillips, 39, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at her home. A Memorial Service will be conducted at a later date by the Family. Marilyn, was born to the parents of Teddy Foster and Lady Hughes Foster on July 14, 1981, in Winston County Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her father; Teddy, and Sister, Amanda Joyce Foster.

She is survived by: son, Melachi L. Ashford of Louisville, MS.; and daughter, Charity Ashford, of Louisville, MS.; Mother, Lady Hughes Foster, Brothers; Teddy Foster, Jr., (Romekia),Alexander Foster(Angela), Marcus Foster (Cassanda), Dariel Foster (Shenoa), Sisters; Elizabeth Jimmerson(James), her finance; Roderick Thomas, a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and other relatives and friends. Beck Funeral Home Of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

William Edwards

Mr. William Edwards, 83, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at his home. Funeral Service will be Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 1 p.m., from the Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Edwards, was born to the Parents of Cecil Howard Edwards and Mable Rebecca Sanders, on December 15, 1937 and was raised by his Aunt Sadie Pulliam, in Winston County Mississippi.

He is survived by, Wife, Frances Glenn Edwards, ; Two Daughters, Carolyn Shields and Angela Edwards Goss, 8 Grands, 4 Great Grands, Two Step-Daughters, Two Step-Sons; one sister, Sarah Edwards Walker of Saint Louis, Mo., Two Half Brothers; , Three Half Sisters, a host of Nieces, Nephews and other Relatives and Friends.

James Earl Triplett

Mr. James Earl Triplett, 60, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at the Winston County Hospital, Louisville, MS. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11 a.m., from Saint James Presbyterian Church, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home.

Mr. Triplett, was born to the Parents of Leroy Triplett and Helen Triplett on March 28, 1961, in Winston County Mississippi.

He was preceded in death by, one Brother; Lemone Triplett(Tracey), and one brother-in-law, Henry Clay Robbins.

He is survived by: Mother, Helen Triplett, Louisville, MS., Brothers; Henry Triplett,(Phylis), and Randy Triplett, both of Noxapater, MS., Theodore Triplett, (Debbie), Iowa Colony, TX., Sisters, Ruth Robbins, Nannie Finch(Robert), and Debra Haynes(Dwight), all of Louisville, MS., Annette Triplett of Houston, TX., A host of Nieces, Nephews and other relatives and Friends. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Bobby Barentine

Bobby Joe Barrentine, 76, of Ackerman, died May 2, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. Mr. Barrentine was a longtime educator in the Festus R-6 School District in Missouri and an assistant principal with the Louisville School System in Mississippi. He was a deacon and member of Chester Baptist Church; a member of the Festus-Crystal City Lions Club, and a member of the Shekinah Masonic Lodge. Born on December 31, 1944, he was the son of the late Norman Floyce Barrentine and Sarah Ellen (Dean) Barrentine.

He is survived by his wife: Betty (McCafferty) Barrentine of Ackerman; two sons: Roger Alan (Dana) Barrentine of Hillsboro, Missouri, and Timothy Ryan Barrentine of St. Peters, Missouri; two brothers: Jimmy (Allene) Barrentine of Hattiesburg and John (Nancy) Barrentine of Vancleave; two sisters: Ruby (the late Zelma) McKnight of Gautier and Betty (the late Freddie) McKnight of Pascagoula; three grandchildren: Samantha Barrentine, Landry Barrentine, and Bobby Barrentine of Hillsboro, Missouri; one brother in law: John David (Lynn) McCafferty of Eupora and one sister in law: Syble Weeks of Mathiston; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: James (Jetty) Barrentine of Teague, Texas, and Billy Dean (Mary Alice) Barrentine of Bentonia, Miss.; one sister: Nancy (Roy) Benton of Weatherford, Texas; and four grandparents.

Known by many simply as "Mr. B," he was beloved as a teacher, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Bob came out a hero and stayed strong until the end. He loved a simple life including rescuing stray animals, working outside on his farm, sharing produce from his garden, volunteering at church, teaching Sunday school, and watching sports on TV.

One of the most important things to him was his family and their well-being. His grandchildren brought him great pleasure, and he reveled in their accomplishments and successes.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 7, from noon -2 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, Miss. Services, conducted by Pastor Rob Faulk, will be held immediately following at the funeral home with a graveside service and interment at the Bowles Family Cemetery in Bywy. The family is requesting that masks be worn at the visitation and services.

In lieu of flowers, the family has kindly requested that memorials be made to Chester Baptist Church, 177 West Road, Ackerman, MS 39735 or the Bowles Family Cemetery, c/o Betty Barrentine, 3625 Bywy Road, Ackerman, MS 39735.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Dixie Broadwell

Mrs. Dixie Lee Broadwell, 76, passed away Thursday April 29, 2021 at Winston Medical Center in Louisville. Graveside services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, May 3rd at 4:00 pm with Rev Mike Childs officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Broadwell was born October 19, 1944 in Houston, Texas, to Gerald William Burmeister and Wilma Lee Goodnight Burmeister. She was a longtime resident of Houston and later Los Vegas before moving to Philadelphia MS. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Broadwell moved to Louisville. Her career as an executive secretary afforded her the opportunity to work in several different industries. Dixie was a champion bowler winning many trophies, titles and championships all over the United States throughout the years. She was inducted into the Houston Bowling Hall of Fame and was a member of the USA bowling team winning two gold medals, the eqivalent of an Olympic gold medal.

Mrs. Broadwell is survived by her sister, Gerry (Charles) Clark of Louisville; nephew Chuck Clark; nieces Courtney (Evan) Buxner and Samantha (Britt) Bookout, as well as 4 great nephews and one great niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Wayne Broadwell.

Memorials may be made to the Media Fund at First Methodist Church, P. O. Box 523, Louisville, MS, 39339.
 





Tuesday, April 27, 2021

William John Lean, Jr,

Mr. William John Lean, Jr., 60 passed away on April 25, 2021, at his home in Sturgis, MS. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 1st at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Lean was born August 14, 1960, in Michigan. He was a machinist for PCS in Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy Ann and William John Lean, Sr.; and a sister, Tracy Montgomery.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Sue Beasley Lean of Sturgis, MS; a son, Geoffrey Austin Lean of Sturgis, MS; three daughters, Shannon Renee Hilliard of Louisville, Katrina Marie Sixkiller of Starkville, MS, and Cassandra Ann Merlini of Michigan; a sister, Dawn Marie Engle of Michigan; a brother, David Alan Lean of Michigan; and eight grandchildren.





Sunday, April 25, 2021

Mary Waudine Akins

Funeral Services for Mary Waudine Akins will be held Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Dr. Mike Carr officiating and Pam Fulton delivering the eulogy. Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until time of service. Burial will follow in Henry’s Chapel Cemetery in Neshoba County.

McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Akins, 94, of Philadelphia, died Friday, April 23, 2021, at her son's home.

A native of Neshoba County, she was manager of TWL and later owner/manager of City Market. She loved gardening, quilting, sewing and needle point. Mrs. Akins was a member of Henry’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Norma Byrd (Ben) and Debbie Steed (Ricky); son, Dwight Akins (Faye); four grandchildren, Memory Bell, Teddy Martin, Andy Stewart and Chris Stewart; four great-grandchildren, Zach Stewart, Zoey Bell, Marley Bell and Wrenlee Bell; one brother, Hays Posey.

Mrs. Akins was preceded in death by husband, Elmer Crawley Akins; father, William Frank Posey; mother, Mabel Pearl Posey; infant sister, Audine Posey and infant brother, Lomer Hays Posey.

Pallbearers are Keith Lillis, Fred Grant, Guy Holley, David Byars, Jerry Hays Posey, James Chaney, and Hunter Holley.

In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Ernestine Triplett

Mrs. Ernestine Triplett, 95, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Friday, April 23, 2021, at her home. Graveside service will be Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 2 p.m., from Union Chapel Church Cemetery. No Public Viewing.

Mrs. Triplett, was born on October 11, 1925, in Winston County Mississippi, to the parents, of Teddy Walker and Tommie Lee Burnside.

She was Married to Mr. Monroe (Hot) Triplett, in 1951, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Triplett dedicated her life to Jehovah and was baptized in 1986. Until failing health she was active in the Ministry preaching and teaching others about the Good New of the Kingdom.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Walker of Cleveland, OH., and one grandchild, Nicole also of Cleveland, OH., a host of Nieces, Nephews and other Cousins and relatives.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.




Patrina LaChaun Baker

Miss Patrina LaChaun Baker, 46, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at her home. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 1 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery.

She was born June 23, 1974, to the Parents of Bobby Ray Baker and Ruth Carpenter of Winston County Mississippi.

She is survived by her son, Gregory LaShun Baker of Louisville, MS., Parents; Bobby Ray Baker and Ruth Baker Liddell both Louisville, MS., her brother; Casey Bernard Baker of Louisville, MS., Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and other relatives and friends.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Maggie Cinderella Kincaid

Mrs. Maggie Cinderella Kincaid, 98 of Louisville, MS., passed at her residence on Friday, April 23, 2021. Graveside Services will be Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., from Harrington Cemetery, Louisville, MS., Visitation will be Monday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home.

She was born to the parents of Sam Jackson and Lue Roberson Jackson on July 22, 1922, in Winston County Mississippi.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Authur Kincaid and son; Eddie Kincaid.

She is survived by her Children: Walter Davis(Mary), Calvin Kincaid, Dennis Kincaid, Oteria Davis, Louvera Kincaid, Lynette Coleman, Barzette McNeese, Marjorie Jordan and Darnell Paige(Jerry); 20 Grands, 31 Great Grands, and 16 Great Great Grands, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Mary Helen Hunt

Mrs. Mary Helen Hunt, 89, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at home in Louisville surrounded by her family, loved ones and her faithful poodle, Molly. Graveside services and interment will be held at Antioch Cemetery in Winston County, at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 21st, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. at Porter Funeral Home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hunt was born on July 2, 1931, in Jackson, Tenn, to Leland and Eva (Johnson) Barnhardt. She was a lifelong resident of Louisville. After working many years at Robbins Bible and Book Store, Mary Helen dedicated herself to caring for her family and helping to raise her grandchildren.

She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She volunteered with the hospital auxiliary and helped with the gift shop for many years. She also enjoyed growing flowers at her home appreciating the beauty of nature.

She is survived by a son, Richard (Brenda) Hunt of Louisville: a daughter-in-law Ethel Hunt; 4 Grand Daughters, Mary Catherine Haynes, Julie Elizabeth Hunt, Candice Miller and Tammy Hunt; 5 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Sarah Talamantez of Holland, Ohio, Betty Robbins of Holland, Ohio, Anne Haskins of Sebastian, Florida, and 1 brother, Robert Taylor of Oregon, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Husband, Everett Hunt; Son, James Hunt; and her sisters, Jeanette Bronson and Carolyn Jeakle.

Memorials in her memory may be made to Antioch Cemetery Fund.