Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Mary L. Hurst

Mary L. Hurst, 58, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021, in Maben, Mississippi. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mary was born March 26, 1962, to James and Doris Reed Hurst. She enjoyed caring for her quails and chickens as well as her plants. Mary also loved to crochet especially hats and scarves.

Mary is survived by two daughters Amanda Smith and husband Jeremy of Maben, Mississippi, and Leah Hurst of Starkville, Mississippi. One of her greatest joys was being “MiMi” to her grandchildren Colby and Abigail Smith. She also survived by four siblings: Laura Hatcher of Eupora, Darren Hurst, Tina Whitehead, and Jason Hurst all of Starkville. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and great-niece Marlie Robinson.

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.





Tony Miles

Mr. Anthony “Tony” Miles, 62, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021, in Hanford, CA, where he was a longtime resident. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 4th, at Vernon Assembly of God Cemetery, with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Miles was born June 20, 1958, in Louisville, MS. Tony spent most of his life as a carpenter. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching Friday Night Smackdown, grilling for his family, and watching Nascar races. He was preceded in death by his parents, Audra and Udell Miles; a sister, Kathy Thompson; and two brothers, Jimmy Miles and Roy Miles.

He is survived by his partner of 33 years, D’Anna Long of Hanford, CA; his daughters, Brittany Archuleta of Fresno, CA, Ashleigh Phelps of Ackerman, MS, and Davianne Miles of Hanford, CA; his sisters, Sharon Pearson of Canton, MS, and Sandee Phelps of Ackerman, MS; four grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Polo “Little Man”.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Sweet, Christopher Miller, Elvis Allen, David Pearson, Joey Worrell, and Ralph O’Neal.






Monday, March 1, 2021

Marshall Goss

Marshall Goss, 93, of Saginaw, Michigan, formerly of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, in Saginaw, MI. Graveside service will be Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Center Ridge Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Visitation Friday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Gloria Armstrong

Gloria Armstrong, 74, of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed on Friday, February 26, 2021, at the Jeff Anderson Hospital, Meridian, MS. Graveside service will be Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 2 p.m., from Mount Pleasant#2 Church Cemetery, Noxapater, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Roy Lee Yates

Roy Lee Yates, 65, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home, Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4 until 5 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mount Pisgah Church Cemetery, Preston, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Larry Lloyd McIntire

Larry Lloyd McIntire "Papaw L" passed away Friday, February 26, 2021, at his home surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was 82 years old.

Larry was born on January 20, 1939, in Chester, Mississippi to the late Oscar Lloyd "O.L." and Azalee McIntire. Larry grew up in Weir, Mississippi and attended Weir High School. He was a graduate of Weir High School Class of 1957. He loved the town of Weir and was a dedicated Weir Lion fan his whole life. He went to every home football game to support his hometown team.
On March 1, 1962, Larry married his bride, Shirley King McIntire. Together, they raised their three children in the wonderful community of Weir, and loved every single minute of it. Larry and Shirley were a few days short of their 59th wedding anniversary. They were a true testament of love and commitment to one another.

Larry was a member of Weir Baptist Church where he brought his family throughout the years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge where he recently received his 60 year pin. Larry served our country in the U.S. Army. He proudly flew the American flag wherever he went.
​Until the very end, Larry was a hard worker. He worked for the Town of Weir as the water and gas supervisor. After he retired in 2004, Larry continued to serve the town as he would pick up the mail for the town hall every morning. Whenever the town needed help finding a water line, Larry would always lend a helping hand with a smile on his face. He knew exactly where every water line was in the town. Later on in life, Larry served the town as an Alderman. After he retired from the town of Weir, Larry started his dream job as a full time Papaw.

​Larry loved his family with his whole heart. He was present at every family reunion, called each family member on their birthday, and loved us throughout every season of life. He truly was the glue that held us all together. He always thought family was one of the most important things in life and always urged all of his children and grandchildren to stay close even after he passed away. Larry thought the world of his children and grandchildren, and he loved to spend all of his time with each of them and his loving wife.

​Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Lloyd and Azalee Black McIntire, and his oldest son, Curtis McIntire.

​Larry is survived by his caring wife, Shirley McIntire of Weir, MS, daughter, Pam McIntire of Long Beach, MS, son, Chris McIntire (Cheryl) of French Camp, MS. He leaves behind three grandchildren, Nolan McIntire (Heather), Sam McIntire, and Reese McIntire. Larry also leaves behind three brothers, Kenneth McIntire (Jan), Jimmy McIntire, and Eddie McIntire (Suzanne), and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

​Funeral Services were held Monday, March 1, 2021, at Weir Baptist Church in Weir, MS. Pallbearers were grandsons, Nolan McIntire and Sam McIntire, Brice Utley, Ken Chandler, Ben Turnipseed, and Lee Turnipseed. Honorary Pallbearers included Larry's closest friends, Don Chandler, Jim Turnipseed, and Harvey Cook.

​Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Ouida A. Loper

Ouida A.(Richardson) Loper, 81, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. She was born July 22, 1939, in Frankville, AL, to Simon W. and Lottie M.(Anderson) Richardson.
She was a retired Hospital Administrator for Choctaw County Hospital and Choctaw County Nursing Home.

Services will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 11AM, at Ackerman Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Irvin officiating. Burial will follow at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ouida is survived by 1 daughter, Carolyn Lindley of Ackerman, MS; 2 sons, Randy(Marina) Loper of Ackerman, and Joey Loper also of Ackerman, MS; 3 sisters, Lois(Shelton) Oats of Millry, AL, Lorene Morgan of Millry, AL, and Gayle(Mike) Hill of Demopolis, AL; 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren with 2 expected later this year.

Ouida is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Loper, and her parents.

Memorials may be made to the Ackerman Baptist Church Children's Fund.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Jaxtyn Smith

Christopher Jaxtyn Smith passed away on February 20, 2021, at the age of 8 months. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 27th, at Vernon Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Eugene Duran and Rev. Allen Eaves officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be in Vernon Assembly Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his mother, Ashton (Brad) Smith of Shannon, MS; a sister, Piper Smith of Shannon, MS; grandparents, DeAnna (Dale) Swearingen of Shannon, MS; Jackie Robertson Goodin of Louisville; Michael (Kay) Smith of Tupelo, MS; Frankie (Papaw Don) Robertson of Louisville; Cindy Pate of Tupelo, MS, Harvey Swearingen; aunts and uncles, Allyson (Sam) Musa, Caleb (Jenny) Swearingen, and Trisha, Laken, and Kayla and cousins, Jaclyn “Wawa” Presley, Chandlor Swearingen Kaleigh Swearingen, and Amera & Mia Musa.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Chad Goodin, Steve Robertson, and Chris Smith.

Pallbearers will be Caleb Swearingen, Chandlor Swearingen, Junior Robertson, Sam Musa, and Don Kemp.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s or Blair Batson Children’s Hospital.






Dyanne Rigby

On February 25, 2021, Margaret Dyanne Rigby, 74, went home to be with her Savior and Lord. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on February 27, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Louisville, Mississippi. Dr. Don Boone, Rev. Heath Hillman, and Brad Rigby will be conducting the services. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at the church. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery of Louisville.

Dyanne was born on January 23, 1947, in Neshoba County to Victor and Jewell Fulton. She graduated from Neshoba Central High in 1964, attended East Central Junior College in 1965, and graduated from Mississippi State University in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in business education. In the fall of 1968, she began her forty-three year career with the State Department of Human Services as a case worker in Attala County; in 2011, she retired as a program investigator in Winston County. Until failing health hindered her attendance, Dyanne was an active member of First Baptist Church of Louisville. For several years, she served as a Sunday School Teacher to teenage girls and later to adult ladies’ group, but her greatest love was working with the church and associational Bible Drills for more than twenty-five years.

She was a member of several Bible study groups including the Bible Study Precepts Class at Good Hope Baptist Church and Truth Bible Study at First Baptist Church. Despite her health problems and Covid-19 restrictions, she remained active with her close friends in 2020, creating masks and bibs at her dining room table. She strongly supported the missionary efforts of Samaritan’s Purse Ministries and Disciple Makers Multiplied (DM2).

Dyanne enjoyed shopping with her sisters, traveling to foreign counties, and being a good listener to others that needed to voice their problems and concerns. The laughs and good times she shared at game nights with all of her friends was a highlight of her later years. She also enjoyed her frequent outings traveling to Starkville, Ackerman, Philadelphia and French Camp to eat with her friends as well as her Birthday Group meetings.

Dyanne is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ferrell Rigby of Louisville; two sons, Brett Farrell of Union, Mississippi and Bradford Lee of Cordele, Georgia. Her greatest pleasure was following the pursuits of grandson, Parker Fulton, his wife Natalie Rae, and granddaughter Ansley Suzanne. She was affectionately called “Gran” by Parker, Natalie and Ansley, who never found her without the best instructions for them. She is survived by siblings; Shirley Faye Cumberland (Ray) of Pearl, Mississippi, James Keith Fulton (Mary Ann) of Philadelphia, Mississippi, and Linda Charlene Thompson (Gary) of Huntsville, Alabama. She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews.

The Pallbearers will be her grandson Parker Rigby, and her nephews: Michael Fulton, Mitchell Fulton, Marty Fulton, Phil Cumberland, and Chris Thompson.

Memorials may be given to Disciple Makers Multiplied (DM2), P.0. Box 1614, Livingston, Texas and First Baptist Church of Louisville. Memorials and condolences may be shared with family by signing the guest register at porterfuneralhome.net









Marcia P. Davis Collins

Marcia P. Collins, 72, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in Tupelo, MS. She was born February 21, 1949, in Ackerman, Mississippi, to C.A. and Roxie(Woods) Davis.

Graveside services will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2021, 2:00 P.M., at Old Lebanon Presbyterian Cemetery with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. (IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER: Graveside Funeral Service will be held under front portico of Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS) Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marcia is survived by 2 sons, Lee(Melissa) Collins of Weir, MS, Michael(Candice) Collins of Ackerman, MS; 2 daughters, Samantha(Matthew) Goza of Louisville, MS, Laci Collins of Weir, MS; 4 brothers, Bobby(Anita) Davis of Ackerman, MS, Terry(Sharon) Davis of Weir, MS, Jacky(Kathy) Davis of Harvest, AL, Jimmy(Linda) Davis of Batesville, MS; 10 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

Marcia is preceded in death by her husband, Archie Collins, her parents, and 1 sister, Linda Wills.

Memorials may be made to UMMC Division of Nephrology. 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS, 39216.

Helen Rebecca Gallop

Helen Rebecca Gallop, 72, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at her residence, in Ackerman, MS. She was born April 27, 1948, in West Point, Mississippi, to Gilbert and Willene(Ray) Gilbert. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Ms. Gallop is survived by 1 sister, Judy(Wade) Blaine of Ackerman, MS.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Shelton, and her parents.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Jack Cousins

Jack Earl Cousins, 62, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home. Interment was held in Good Hope Cemetery in Louisville, Mississippi.

Jack was born June 2, 1958, to Harry and Sarah Suttle Cousins.

Jack is survived by his sister Marilyn A. Cousins of Louisville, Mississippi and his uncle Robert Earl Suttle of Oklahoma. He also leaves behind several cousins. Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

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.







Mary Frances Wilson

Mary Frances Wilson, 66, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Kindred Hospital in Sugar Land, Texas. Graveside services will be 12 p.m. Saturday, February 27 at Harmony Baptist Church in Louisville, Mississippi. Interment will immediately follow the service in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mary was born May 15, 1954, to Osler and Effie Haggard Stevenson in Louisville. She was a member of South Louisville Baptist Church. Mary retired from the Louisville Municipal School District as a Special Education teacher. She felt her “calling” to be a special education teacher while she was in the seventh grade herself. Mary enjoyed fishing and camping and working in her flower beds in the yard. She also was an avid Mississippi State fan.

Mary is survived by her husband of 45 years Lowell Wilson of Louisville. She is also survived by her niece Wendy Cornett and her nephew Clint (Kelly) Cornett as well as many cousins and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Patricia Holt.

Memorials in honor of Mary may be given to Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery,
c/o David Holder, 11755 Highway 397, Louisville, MS 39339 or to the Baptist Children's Village, P. O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027.

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

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.






 

Frank Sanders

Mr. Frank Allen Sanders, 68, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at his home in Louisville, MS. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Sanders was born December 8, 1952, in Macon, MS to Tyson Sanders and Mary Triplett Sanders. He was retired from Boral Brick where he was a maintenance supervisor, and he was a member of Mashulaville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy McDavid Sanders of Louisville, MS; a daughter, Mary Sanders Orr of Union, MS; two sons, Gabe (Samantha) Sanders of Hernando, MS and Michael (Brandi) Sanders of Louisville, MS; three grandchildren, Madison Orr (Jacob) Norris, Hunter Sanders, and Camden Sanders; and three great grandchildren.




 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Diana Jones

Diana Jones, 69, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, MS. Graveside service will be Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Rockport United Methodist Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.


Sadie Carter

Sadie Carter, 94, of Louisville, MS., passed on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS., Visitation will be Thursday, from 9:30 a.m., until Funeral Service time. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Timothy E. Smith

Timothy Edward “Tim” Smith, 36, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 1 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Blanchard officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will immediately follow the service in Bevill Hill Cemetery.
Tim was born November 30, 1984, to Marvin and Rosie White Smith in Eupora, Mississippi. He was a member of Gum Branch Baptist Church. Tim loved being outdoors and any activities in which he could be involved outside.

Tim is survived by his mother Rosie Smith and his grandmother Joyce Haimes both of Louisville. He is also survived by five siblings: Debbie Buford of Starkville, Mississippi, Dennis (Shelia) Smith of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Kawanna (Doug) Parsons of Rochester, Indiana, Melissa Smith of Ackerman, Mississippi, and Bryan (Janette) Smith of Macon, Mississippi. Tim also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Tim was preceded in death by his father Marvin Smith, his grandfather Johnny Haimes, and two brothers Wayne and Donald Smith.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in honor of Tim be given to Nowell-Massey Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses.

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







Monday, February 22, 2021

Ronald "Ron" Ragan

Ronald Ragan, 71, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021, at Merit Health—River Oaks in Flowood, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 25 at First Apostolic Church of Louisville with Rev. Mark Copeland and Rev. Antoine Stokes officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will immediately follow the service in Sun Rise Cemetery in Noxapater, Mississippi, with Rev. Glynn Barker officiating.
Ronald was born to Orville and Lucille Tucker Ragan on February 6, 1950, in Akron, Ohio. He was a devoted Christian and a member of the First Apostolic Church of Louisville. During his career, he worked for the Alabama Department of Transportation Highway Department. Ronald was an avid sports fan especially supportive of Alabama sports programs. He loved to sing, enjoyed having a good time with family and friends, and had a very outgoing personality—never meeting a stranger. He was a loving, kind man who particularly enjoyed children and animals.

Ronald is survived by his son Jason Ragan and wife Tracy of Noxapater. One of his greatest joys was being “Papa” to his grandson Nathan Ragan. He is also survived by his siblings: Celestine Bruce of Hurst, Texas, Roger D. (Cindi) Ragan of Pell City, Alabama, Pamela S. Privetti of Talmadge, Ohio, and Karen Furlong of Wetumpka, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Serving as pallbearers are Jason Ragan, Byron Foster, Eugene Hemphill, Drew Jones, William Shepheard, and Danny Sullivan. Memorials in honor of Ronald may be given to Sun Rise Cemetery, Noxapater, MS.

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




Sunday, February 21, 2021

Ouida Mitchell Ward

Ouida Ward, 92, passed away on February 21, 2021, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 24 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Holland, Rev. Junior Davis, and Bobby Shields 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 immediately follow the service in Memorial Cemetery.

Ouida, the only child born to A. C. and Zelma Sanders Mitchell, arrived on July 2, 1928. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville. Ouida was a graduate of Louisville High School and was a member of the School Debate Team that won many honors at the state level of competition. She began her working career at Mineola’s Jewelry Store in Louisville. Soon afterwards she worked for Walter Fuller Baker’s Construction Company. Later Ouida retired from her 38-year career at the Coca Cola Bottling Company working in both the Louisville and Starkville locations. She loved animals especially her dogs. She was an excellent seamstress, even though she had vision in only one eye due to a childhood incident. Ouida enjoyed making bedding, window treatments, clothing, and pillows with showmanship of fine detail. Ouida also was a collector of dishes and she enjoyed keeping newspaper clippings of local events that were of interest to her. She was very creative and loved to travel in the United States.

Ouida is survived by two first cousins: Joan Agent of Louisville, Mississippi, and Jean King of Madison, Mississippi, as well as a host of other cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Norris D. Ward and her parents.

Memorials in honor of Ouida may be given to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 547, Louisville, MS 39339.

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





Saturday, February 20, 2021

Alvin D. “Al” Montgomery, Sr.

Alvin Delay "Al" Montgomery, Sr. of Weir passed away in the Choctaw County Medical Center on February 19, 2021. He was 85 years old.

Al was born July 29, 1935 in Ackerman, Mississippi to Hilry "Buddy" and Esther Watson Montgomery of Ackerman. He was a 1955 graduate of Ackerman High School, and a veteran of both the Mississippi and South Carolina National Guard. Al married the love of his life, Bonnie Power Montgomery on June 21, 1959 and they spent 57 years together building a family, serving their neighbors, and establishing a legacy of love, strength, and faith throughout the community of Weir and Choctaw County.

Al began his career in the printing business, and in the early 1960's he became the first State Farm Insurance Agent in Starkville, MS. He took over the operation of C.O. Power and Sons Hardware Store in Weir for a number of years, and then worked at Henson Oil Company and Mills Oil Company as a bulk fuel distributor. He also worked in the Veteran's Administration for a number of years.

A member and elder of Weir Presbyterian Church, Al had a heart for God and a strong faith. He served his community whenever needed. He was a former mayor of the Town of Weir, and a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Weir Volunteer Fire Department. Al, or "Pop", loved his family fiercely. He enjoyed spending his time with Bonnie and their boys. He also loved the grandchildren and was often seen driving to school plays, basketball and soccer games, church solos, and other activities.

Al was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Power "Honey" Montgomery, his parents, and his sisters Mavis "Jack" Montgomery (Joe) Houston of Aberdeen, MS, and Audrey Montgomery of Ackerman. He is survived by his son Alvin Delay "Monty" Montgomery, Jr. (Susan) and granddaughter Anna Leigh Montgomery of Madison, MS; Meredith Skelton (Drew) Malloy of Fredrick, Maryland , Leslie Skelton (Ed) Musshafen of Madison, MS; his son Steve (Sabrina) Montgomery and grandchildren Ben and Laci Jo Montgomery of the Chester Community in Choctaw County, four great-grandchildren and his sister-in-law Carol (Steve) Wright of Weir. He is also survived by a large loving extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Al was especially cared for by Catherine Miller, Kinzley Daniels and Rudy Meaders.

Funeral services and burial were held on Wednesday, February 24 at Weir Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ann Houston Kelly and Rev. Wes Gillespie officiating. Pallbearers were Jimmy Oliver, Morris Belk, Joe Lynn Gant, Trey Gant, Dewitt Vowell, Gene McIntyre, Barry Kelley and Jeff Graff.

Memorials may be made to the Weir Presbyterian Church, c/o Jimmy Oliver, 3390 MS Hwy 12, Weir, Mississippi 39772.