Thursday, April 11, 2024

James O. “Jim” Lowery

Funeral services for James O. “Jim” Lowery will be held Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Bro. Don Parish, Warren Deweese and Bro. Tim Vowell officiating. Burial will follow in Mars Hill Cemetery, Winston County, MS. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 11, 2024 from 12 noon until service time at McClain-Hays Funeral Home.

Mr. Lowery, 86, of Philadelphia died Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Jim was born and raised in Winston County, MS and attended school at Liberty Community School. He entered the U.S. Air Force at the age of 17 and spent 20 years and retired in November 1974. He worked for the Choctaw Housing Authority for a number of years and JG Sales, Daniels Used Cars and started his own upholstery business until his health would not allow him to continue. Jim loved riding motorcycles, the outdoors and dearly loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Mr. Lowery was a longtime member of Mars Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Lowery of Mt. Juliet, TN; daughters, Brenda Coutch of Yazoo City, MS and Gina Sisson (Greg) of Philadelphia, MS; grandchildren, Chrissy Ballentine, Matthew Towne (Morgan) and Lindsey Goss; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Peggy Lowery; along with several nieces, nephews and their families.

Mr. Lowery was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis Lowery; son, Allen Lowery; parents, Oliver Leston and Ruby Weems Lowery; sister, Cornelia Bechtel; brothers, David and Carrol Lowery.

Pallbearers, JP Watson, Glenn Sisson, Warren Deweese, Jr. Bell, Ted Manning and Freddie McBreairty.

Monday, April 8, 2024

Ronnie David Harrington

Ronnie David Harrington, 68, of Louisville, MS., passed on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at the Regency Hospital, Meridian, MS. Funeral Service will be Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Union Chapel Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Era Burl Hunt Lampley

Era Burl Hunt Lampley passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at her home in Magee, Mississippi. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at Hopewell Baptist Church in McCool, Mississippi. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at Hopewell Baptist Church with Reverend Roger Griffith officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in Hopewell Church Cemetery.

Burl was born October 29, 1933, to Thomas and Exie Hunt in Mississippi. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Burl worked as a desk clerk at the Admiral Retirement Center in Jackson, Mississippi, until she was 80 years old! She dearly loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Burl is survived by her children: Lisa Stovall (Jamie), Jean Mott (Johnny) and Dan Miller. One of her greatest joys was being “MawMaw” to her grandchildren: Dana Sports, LaGena Holbrook, Becky Alawine, Scott Miller, Diane Birkley (Kirk), James Stovall, Jesse Stovall, and Cynthia Stovall; and her great-grandchildren: McKinlee Sports, Harleigh Sports, Brantley Sports, Micheala Alawine, Bria Birkley, Aaron Birkley, Jordan Birkley, and Rider Miller. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law, Joy Hunt; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers; Victor and Leonard Hunt; her sister, Dean Beech; daughter-in-law, Charlene Miller; and son-in-law, Jack Barnett.

Serving as pallbearers are Jamie Stovall, James Stovall, Mike Alawine, Redd Hardy, Rider Miller, Scott Miller, and Cameron Parr. Honorary pallbearers are Will Belk and Brantley Sports.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Heart of Hospice for the excellent care given to our mother during this time.





 


Alfred L. Coleman

Alfred L. Coleman, age 85, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2024. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11 at Friendship Baptist Church, 5491 Craig Springs Road, Sturgis, Mississippi, with Bro. Junior Davis, Bro. Jeremy McCrory, and Bro. Tim Buchanan officiating. Visitation will be at the church on the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time. Interment will immediately follow in Craig Springs Cemetery in Oktibbeha County.

Alfred was born May 9, 1938, to Burry and Bessie Eskridge Coleman of the Craig Springs Community. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Alfred retired after devoting more than 42 years as a lab technician to the Borden Dairy Company. He was passionate about farming his land and loved his cows. Alfred enjoyed the time he spent with others; especially his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was known for making his communal laps around Craig Springs for which he earned the title of “Neighborhood Watch.”

Alfred is survived by his loving wife of almost 66 years, Peggy Morgan Coleman; and his two sons: Stan Coleman and wife, Debbie; and Steven Coleman and wife, Renee; and his ever-faithful companion, his dog, Moe, all of the Craig Springs Community. One of his greatest joys was being “Popa” to his grandchildren: Stephanie Baldwin, Jonathan (Dawn) Coleman, and Shelby (Dustin) Hardin; as well as his great-grandchildren: Rylee Baldwin, Marlee Baldwin, Eli Ingram, Coleman Hardin, and Pryor Hardin. He is also survived by his sister, Frances Prisock; in addition to his loving nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings: Carlene Elrod, Pauline Green, Shirley Griffin, Thomas Coleman, and Grady Coleman.

Serving as pallbearers are Buddy Prisock, Billy Greene, Bobby Greene, Jay McClelland, Ben Morgan, Kenny Wilson, Tommy Coleman, Darrell Seawright, and Sterling Lewis. Honorary pallbearers are those in the Men’s Sunday School Class at Friendship Baptist Church. The family requests memorials in honor of Alfred be given to Shriners Children’s Hospital online at shrinerschildrens.org or by mail at P. O. Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394.

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.




Daniel Edwards

Daniel Edwards, 62, passed away, Monday, April 7, 2024, at his home in Louisville, Mississippi. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Austin Bishop officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 12:30 p.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home.

Daniel was born July 17, 1961 to Roy Lamar and Reba Spears Edwards. He enjoyed shooting pool, karate, and spending time with his family and friends.

Daniel is survived by his loving wife Karen Shaw Edwards; and his children: Jessica Burnham (Michael) and Evan Edwards (Shannon). One of his greatest joys was being “PawPaw” to his seven grandchildren: Keaton Edwards, Tymon Edwards, Nikolia Edwards, Bristol Burnham, Harvey Burnham, and Timmy McKinley. He also leaves behind his mother, Reba Spears Edwards; his sisters Reba Goodin (Wayne) and Joyce Baggett; his brothers Don Edwards (Brenda) and David Edwards (Gena). He was preceded in death by his father.

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, April 6, 2024

Bobbie N. Adcock

Bobbie N. Adcock, 94, went to be with her Lord on April 5, 2024, at her home in Louisville, Mississippi, leaving behind her family and friends. Funeral services will be 12 p.m. Monday, April 8 in the Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Trent Jaudon and Reverend Michael Wells officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10:30 a.m. until service time at Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will immediately follow the service in Louisville Memorial Cemetery.

Bobbie was born on September 16, 1929, to Ran and Eunice Sellers Eaves. She was raised in the Ellison Ridge community along with her siblings, cousins, and large extended family. She grew up attending Ellison Ridge Baptist Church. Later, she would be married to Clifford Adcock for 64 years and raised her own family in Macedonia Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and used her many talents in Bible School. Later, she moved with her family to South Louisville Baptist Church where she was a faithful member and really enjoyed her Sunday School class. She even would fill in and teach when needed.

To those who were close to her, they were greeted with a winning smile, happiness and joy, ready to begin any new project or task.

Her love for her Lord was evident by how she served those in her life, with her many hobbies. She could create anything on which she focused her attention. Bobbie was a worker. She cooked, sewed, quilted, crocheted, did needlework, decorated, arranged flowers, did ceramics, drew and created paintings in acrylic and oil. Her passion was oil painting after Mrs. Alba Hudson introduced her to this medium. She painted so many works for her friends, family, churches, and her own home. The churches which hang Bobbie’s baptistry scenes include Ellison Ridge, Macedonia, Harmony, Good Hope, Soul Harbor in Shuqualak, Mississippi, Mt. Sinai, and Noxapater Baptist and possibly others. She was always an encourager and even taught several students who were interested in art in her own home.

Bobbie loved to fish and spent many days teaching her sons how to fish and even hunt. She fished most often with her husband, Clifford. She loved nature, the outdoors, and gardening.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Adcock; a granddaughter, Brittany Nicole Adcock; her parents; her sister, Sarah Holman; and her brother Guy Ran Eaves.

She is survived by two sons, Kevin Adcock and wife, Karen; and Keith Adcock all of Louisville. One of her greatest joys was being “Mamaw Bobbie” to her grandchildren, Eric (Cortney) Adcock and Kayla (Josh) Richards; and her four great-grandchildren: Walt and Leighton Adcock and Presleigh and Harper Richards. She is also survived by her sisters Jamie Hutto and Nancie Nicholas and her brother, Paul Randal (Nancy) Eaves.

Serving as pallbearers are Eric Adcock, Derek Eaves, Richard Eaves, Colby Eaves, Russ Elmore, JT Thompson, and Tyler Rogers. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Henry Stokes, Lowell Wilson, and Chris Blackwell.

A special thanks to Carol Marie Mars who took care of her so faithfully and lovingly. Thanks to Shiloh, Jontra and Courtney who could always get Bobbie laughing and cutting up. Thanks to Bro. Michael Wells who always had a laugh, a word of encouragement, a prayer, and sometimes even a song. Thanks to so many other nurses, CNAs, and workers too many to name. A special thank you also goes to Dr. Gentry who managed Bobbie’s healthcare as if she were his own grandmother. A special thanks to Mrs. Shirley Hughes and others in her Sunday School class. Also, thanks to Mrs. Jimmie Morgan for all the prayers, cards and calls; as well as to Dinky, Beth, and others at the Winston County Library who relentlessly kept her stocked with books to keep her busy reading for years! So many of her good friends have gone on before her but we want to especially thank Peggy Higginbotham for being such a loyal and true friend; and to Ivy Nunn and Renee Trosper who sat with her many times which helped the family tremendously.

Bobbie served with a servant’s heart. She loved others because Jesus first loved her. She knew her Savior and tried to let others know why she rejoiced. She fought so hard; she was never a quitter. Bobbie was an inspiration to all who truly knew and loved her.

Thank you, Mom, for being the kind of Godly woman described in Proverbs 31:10-31 “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies…and let her own works praise her in the gates.”

Services are under the direction of 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, April 5, 2024

Kabresha Porchanette Wragg

Kabresha Porchanette Wragg, 32, of Louisville, MS., passed on Monday April 1, 2024 at the Merit Health River Oaks Hospital, Flowood, MS. 

 Kabresha is the Daughter of Dorothy Wragg and Robert Davis, born December 26, 1991 in Oktibbeha County Mississippi. 

 Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 2 p.m., from Agapa Baptist Church, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Friday from 4 until 6 p.m., from the funeral Home. Burial will be in the Hopewell Church Cemetery.

Kabresha, is survived by her parents; Robert Davis and Dorothy Wragg; sister, Latesha Wraggs, step sibling, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Sherry Lynn Holton Russell

Mrs. Sherry Lynn Holton Russell, 68, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 6th, at Harmony Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Lundy, Rev. Tommy Jones, and Rev. Chris Gully officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sherry was born December 27, 1955, in Winston County, MS, to Murry and Darlene Stevenson Holton. She was a graduate of Nanih Waiya High School, and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Sherry was a jewelry maker and made many different types of jewelry over the years. She was a member of Mississippi Republican Women. She loved flowers and spent many hours in her yard and flower garden. She was an animal lover and loved babying her two cats.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Edward Russell; her brother, Johnny Holton; and her nephew, John Collier, III.She is survived by her daughter, Heather Russell; and a sister, Reba (Johnny) Collier, both of Louisville.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Andrews, Bobby Haralson, Joseph Haralson, John Stevenson, Luke Price, Barry Mason, Hayden Street, Fred Runnels, Braden Runnels, and Richard Price.

Memorials in Sherry’s memory may be made to Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Mr. Thomas A. "Tom" McCleer,

Mr. Thomas Augusta McCleer, 78, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2024 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 4th, at Porter Funeral Home with Mr. Allen Krajewski officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tom was born May 14, 1945, in Arkansas. He worked in construction all of his life, and was blessed to be able to travel all over the United States with his work. Tom was an avid fisherman and spent many hours on the water pursuing his hobby. Tom loved his family and loved spending time with them.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Margaret McCleer; his parents, Gus and Lorene McCleer; and a brother, Frank McCleer.

He is survived by a daughter, Tina L. (George) Cooley of Byhalia, MS; two sons, Thomas A. McCleer of Lake Cormorant, MS, and James A. McCleer of Hernando, MS; two sisters, Pat Witten of Pelzer, SC, and Loretta Peery of Summerville, SC; a brother, Rick McCleer of Tulsa, OK; seven grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Reed, Michael Hill, Cully McCleer, Zander Reed, Mark McCleer, and Matt McCleer.

Memorials in Tom’s memory may be made to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, 848 Adams Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. (www.lebonheur.org)

Lance Wade Groceman

Lance Wade Groceman of Ackerman, MS, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at his residence in Ackerman, MS. Lance was born on November 18, 1956, in Kansas City, MO to Paul Groceman and Patricia (Rogers) Groceman. He was 67 years old.

Lance married the love of his life and his best friend, Vicky, on July 28, 1980 in Muleshoe, TX. They moved back to Mississippi shortly after their daughter, Tamara, was born in 1984. Lance was a very skilled carpenter. He took great pride in his work. He retired in 2020. Lance loved the outdoors and he spent many hours on their front porch or in his shed watching the deer roam in their pastures. Lance was a very honest, loyal, and hardworking man. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren tremendously. He was one of a kind and all who really knew him loved him.

A celebration of life will be held for Lance on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS.

Lance is survived by his wife, Vicky (Chesnut) Groceman of Ackerman, MS; two daughters, Tamara (Lance) Walker of Gulf Shores, AL and Arron Savoie of Indiana; 2 brothers, Ryan Groceman of Indiana, and Ray Groceman of Mississippi; 4 sisters, Debbie Ann Groceman and Paula Billinger of Missouri, Debbie Clark of Mississippi, and Janet Roark of Tennessee; 8 grandchildren, Lexi (Hunter), Chance, Cooper, Piper, Gavin, Ava, Dash, and Veronica, and 3 great-grandchildren; and his father in law, Joel Nowlin of Mississippi. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Groceman and Patricia (Rogers) Groceman, a sister, Lynn Carr, his step-mother, Shirley Groceman, his mother-in-law, Ruth Nowlin, and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Hattie Lee Warren

Mrs. Hattie Lee Warren, 99, of Louisville, MS. passed on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at her home. Funeral Service will be Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 2 p.m., from Warren Chapel COGIC. Visitation will be Saturday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Jerry Carter

Mr. Jerry Carter, 75, a native of Arkansas who resided in Louisville, MS, passed on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, MS. Visitation will be on Friday, March 29, 2024, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at The Taylor’s Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will be on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at noon at The Taylor's Funeral Home Chapel. The interment will take place at Eiland Cemetery on J Foster Rd. Taylor’s Funeral Home of Louisville is entrusted with the arrangements.

Janet Matthews

We regretfully announce the passing of Janet Mary Matthews of Macon, Mississippi. Janet was born on July 29, 1948 and passed away of March 26, 2024. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 29 at First Pentecostal Church of Noxapater with Rev. Antoine Stokes and Rev. Dwayne Barrett officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the church in Noxapater. Interment will immediately follow the service in Sunrise Cemetery.

Janet was one of a kind. She loved with all she had. She loved to play canasta and spend time with her family. Our family was blessed to have her as our Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. We will never be able to fill the space left behind by her.

Janet was preceded in death by her husband: Henry Matthews Sr.; her sisters; Julia, Joyce, Vernita, and Maxine; her brothers, Steve and Larry; and her granddaughter, Staci Echols. Janet is survived by her sister Loyce; her children, Peggy Hollingsworth (David) of Morton, Mississippi, Linda Goodin (Tracy) of Virginia, Connie Bono (Tony) of Springfield, Louisiana, Ralph Mathews (Terrie) of Sulphur, Louisiana, Kevin Mathews, of Macon, Mississippi and Poncho Mathews of Macon, Mississippi; her grandchildren, April Sills (Roy), Joseph Hillhouse (Amber), Lamar Goodin, Samantha Goodin, Austin Bono, Micaela Bono, Kristen Bono, Ashley Cunningham, Taylor Cormier, and Destiny Ortego; her great grandchildren; Tyler Smith (McKinley), Colby Smith, Kristina Sills, Alyssa Hillhouse, Ryder Hillhouse, Melody Hillhouse, Eli Williams, Asher Ortego, Blaine Campbell, Wyatt Cunningham; and one great-great granddaughter: Kasei Kalla.

Serving as pallbearers are Payton Domanick, Tracy Goodin, Colby Smith, Tyler Smith, David Hollingsworth, Roy Sills.




Monday, March 25, 2024

Robert E. “Bobby” Clark, Jr.

 Mr. Robert E. “Bobby” Clark, Jr., 90, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at the Winston County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 27th, at First Methodist Church, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until service time at the church.    Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   

Bobby was born March 1, 1934, in Louisville, MS, to Charlie Mae Garrigues and Robert E. Clark, Sr.  Bobby was a graduate of Louisville High School where he served as student body president and a member of the LHS Hall of Fame.   After attending Mississippi State University for two years he accepted an appointment at the U. S. Military Academy in West Point, NY and graduated in 1958.  Bobby served in the 82d Airborne Division, on the DMZ in Korea, and as an instructor in the Ranger Department of the Infantry School at Fort Benning, GA.  He was assigned to the Americal Division during his tour in Viet Nam.  He returned to instructor status in the Math Department at USMA and finished his military career.

Upon returning to Louisville, the hometown he loved, Bobby was very civic-minded. He served as the director of the Chamber of Commerce, three terms on the Board of Alderman, and one term as Mayor of Louisville.  He served as the southern coordinator of the American Red Cross and a member of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance.  He was a member of the Rotary Club, Gideons, Friends of Legion State Park, American Legion, and a Friends of the Library.  In particular, he loved following the stock market, as he called it his “work”.

He was a faithful member of First Methodist Church, where he served in many leadership positions over the years. He was faithful in his Bible reading and the study of God’s word.  He enjoyed teaching older students Sunday School and challenging them to grow in their faith.  Family was his ultimate joy and to see them accept Christ as their savior.  He loved his wife of 65 years, Sylvia, and all of his brothers, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Charles Garrigues Clark.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Duck Clark; a daughter, Camille (Keith) Ball of Madison, MS; a son, George Robert (Gwen) Clark of Noxapater, MS; a brother, Joe (Susan) Clark of Louisville; a sister-in-law, Gerry Clark; nine grandchildren, Mamie Clark (Kyle) Krebs, Carol Anne (Taylor) Bussell, Jackson Clark, Amzi Ball (Ryan) Johnson, Story Ball, Callie Ball, Iris Ball, Watson Ball, and Joshua Ball; and two great grandchildren, Jamison Krebs and Brody Bussell.   

Pallbearers will be Jackson Clark, Watson Ball, Joshua Ball, Kyle Krebs, Sam Clark, Matthew Clark, Ryan Johnson, Taylor Bussell, and Hodgson Bookout.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Tommie Pearl Hamilton

Graveside services for Tommie Pearl Hamilton will be held Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 2 p.m. from Plattsburg Cemetery in Noxapater, MS. with Bro. Dwight Fleming officiating.

Ms. Hamilton, 79, of Choctaw, MS died Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

Tommie was a native of Winston County. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, going to flea markets, watching movies and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her sisters, Hilda Clark (Richard) of Philadelphia and Judy Parker of Noxapater; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Ms. Hamilton is preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Vinnie Hamilton; sister, Patsy Hamilton; brothers, Terry and Jerry Hamilton.

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Peggy Joyce Smith

Mrs. Peggy Joyce Smith, 84, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at her home in Noxapater, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 25th, at Noxapater Baptist Church, with Rev. Trent Jaudon and Dr. Bob Massey officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home, and Monday from 10:00 A.M. until service time at the church. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery

Peggy was born April 8, 1939, in Louin, MS, to James Thomas and Frances Smith Greene. She was a graduate of Mathiston High School. She married Therrell Smith on June 8, 1974 and moved to Noxapater. She was the secretary at Noxapater High School for many years, and was a faithful member of Noxapater Baptist Church. Peggy loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, who she adored. She loved to cook and share it with the family. Having played basketball in high school, Peggy was an avid basketball fan and loved to watch and follow her favorite teams.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, John Greene and Jerry Greene.

She is survived by her husband, Therrell Smith of Noxapater; a son, Steve Smith of Gluckstadt, MS; a daughter, Heather (Ryan) Parks of Noxapater; and four grandchildren, Kalie Parks, Canon Parks. Jordan Smith, and Jarrod Smith.

Pallbearers will be Jordan Smith, Canon Parks, Michael Greene, Wil Hudson, Terrell Smith, and Sid Massey.

Memorials in Peggy’s memory may be made to Noxapater Baptist Church, P. O. Box 251, Noxapater, MS, 39346.

Roosevelt Porter

Roosevelt Porter, 68, of Philadelphia, MS., formerly of Louisville, MS., passed on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at his residence. Funeral service will be Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Roosevelt was born to Pearlee Doss and Rosebud "Tug" Porter on Novermber 25, 1955 in Winston County Mississippi. 

Roosevelt was a quiet gentle man. He worked as a handyman most of his life and he enjoyed working outside, especially doing lawn work.

Roosevelt leave to cherish his memory his son, Dewayne Byrd; brother, Jerry "Larry" Porter (Terri Lynn); sisters, Linda Faye Porter, Virginia Haynes and Edna Pearl Goss and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

John Eddie Laine

John Eddie Laine, 65, of Louisville, MS., passed on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at his residence. Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 11 a.m., from Harper Chapel M. B. Church, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Friday, March 29, 2024 from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Eiland Cemetery, Louisville, MS. 

John was born September 6, 1958 to the parents of Tommie Laine and Elizabeth Orr in Winston County Mississippi.

John is survived by his wife, Sallie Laine; children, Jackie(Vontreal) Hunt and Jasmine Laine (Laterrious Arteberry); 4 grands; brothers, Smith Ingram and Willie (Sherrie) Laine: sister, Nannie Sherrod, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. 

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Jeri McAdory

Janice “Jeri” McAdory, 91, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at her home in Louisville, Mississippi, with her loving family at her side. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at Antioch Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Conn officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church in Louisville. Interment will immediately follow the service in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Jeri was born in Winston County, Mississippi, to Henry Cleve and Ila Triplett White on March 24, 1932. She attended Louisville Church of Christ and was a member of the Eastern Star. Jeri enjoyed being with people whether they were her family, close friends, church family or her Wal-Mart work family. After 30 years of service, she retired from Wal-Mart. She also enjoyed her cats.

Jeri is survived by her children, Vicki McAdory of Louisville, and Paul McAdory of Purvis, Mississippi; and her closest friend and neighbor, Dianne Mills also of Louisville. One of her greatest joys was being “Momeo” to her five grandchildren: Debbie Fries, Sandy Guy, Deresa (Mike) Sanders, Winnie (Jack) Smith, and Vickie (Mark) Bounds; her 15 great-grandchildren; and her 21 great-great-grandchildren. Jeri is preceded in death by her husband, Charles McAdory; son, Mark McAdory; daughter-in-law, Edee McAdory; and grandsons-in-law, George Fries and Ray Guy.

Serving as pallbearers are Mike Sanders, Jack Smith, Mark Bounds, Mitchell Hall, Freddy Fulcher, and Danny McKay. Memorials in honor of Jeri may be made to the charity of your choice.




Sunday, March 17, 2024

Angela Lucile Reynolds Spears

Funeral services for Angela Lucile Reynolds Spears were held Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 3 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Barry Walker officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery of Noxapater. Visitation was held Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 5 until 8 p.m.at McClain-Hays Chapel.

Mrs. Spears, 49, of Philadelphia died March 15, 2024.

Angela was a native and longtime resident of Neshoba County. She was a graduate of Noxapater High School class of 1993, and ECCC in 1995 with an Associate Degree, MSU in 1999 with her Bachelor’s Degree and acquired her Master’s Degree a few years later. Angela taught for 22 years at Neshoba Central High School until she retired in 2021. She loved gardening, painting, and doing Arts & Crafts and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Spears was a member of West Philadelphia Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Hilton Spears of Philadelphia; sisters, Deana Reynolds Cumberland of Philadelphia and Beverly Reynolds Clay (Tyson) of Scooba; step-daughter, Brookes Hardin (Mutt) of Philadelphia; step-son, Jay Spears (Becky) of Philadelphia; father, Billy Reynolds of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Maggie and R.B. Hardin, Dylan, Logan and Sarah Spears; nieces and nephews, Samantha Lucile West, Cynthia (C.C.) Cumberland and Brody Clay.

Angela was preceded in death by mother Peggy Lucile Baskin Reynolds