Thursday, June 23, 2022

Paula Louise Blanton

Paula Louise Blanton, 65, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Greenbough Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clarksdale, Mississippi. A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Paula was born June 6, 1957, to Paul and Louise White Blanton in Winston County, Mississippi. She was a 1975 graduate of Louisville High School. Paula earned a degree in cosmetology and worked as a beautician. Later, she earned a degree in nursing. Paula was a very talented person; she enjoyed playing the guitar and piano as well as singing. She also was a talented artist—she loved to draw and paint pictures.

Paula is survived by her sister-in-law Pat Blanton of Louisville. She also leaves behind two nephews Kevin (Rhonda) King, and Lance (Crystal) Blanton all of Louisville, Mississippi, and a niece LeAnne (Robert) Cheatham of Newnan, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her son Steven Clark, her parents, her sister Bobbie Nell (Mack Paul) King, and her brother Gene Blanton.

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, June 21, 2022

Linda Jean Harrington

Linda Jean Harrington, 66, of Louisville, MS., passed on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Saturday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Union Chapel Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Millard Dwayne Vowell

A memorial service for Millard Dwayne Vowell is Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Military honors will be at a later date at the TN State Veteran Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads.

Mr. Vowell, 74 years old, died Thursday June 16, 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was an operation supervisor for Heilig – Meyers Furniture Store for 24 years, a LPN for several area nursing homes and an electrician. He was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, a Green Beret for the US ARMY a Purple Heart recipient and a 3 time Bronze Star recipient. He was born in Louisville, MS on December 9, 1947 to Millard and Beatrice Green Vowell.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Betty Johnson of McKenzie, three daughters Kristina (Troy) Buttery of Paris, Shaunda Page of Huntingdon and Denise ( Lamar) Creekmore of Mississippi, two sons Michael (Barbara) Vowell of Paris and Blanton Vowell of Oregon, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by twelve siblings and survived by one brother Travis Vowell.

In Lieu of flowers that family has asked that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Pamela H. Files

Memorial services for Mrs. Pamela H. Files will be held at a later date. John E. Stephens Chapel in charge. Mrs. Files, 66, passed away Monday, June 13, 2022 at her residence. She lived in the Coy Community most of her life. She was a secretary and enjoyed singing. She was a member of Cornerstone Church of God.

Preceded in death: Father, B.J. Hancock; Mother and Stepfather, Marcie and Cecil Stewart; Sister, Cindy Feasel.

Survivors: Husband, Ricky Files of Philadelphia; Son, Blake Jenkins of Kemper County; Stepdaughters, Emily Burks and Jesse McKinney, both of Philadelphia; Stepsons, Luke Jenkins of Kemper County and Jeremy Files of Philadelphia; Sisters, Kathy Blake of Philadelphia and Sandy Donald of Louisville; (5) Grandchildren.

Michele Pauline Miller

Services for Ms. Michele Pauline Miller will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 2022 at McClain-Hays Chapel. Interment will be in the Tucker Cemetery. Rev. David Richardson will officiate.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at 1 p.m., Saturday, at McClain – Hays Chapel.

Ms. Michele Pauline Miller, 70, died on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Ms. Michele was a native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She was a former resident of Louisville, Ackerman and Columbus. She was a retired women’s counselor and had worked with Christian Women’s Job Corps in Louisville and Ackerman. She was Christian by faith.

Her survivors include daughters, Jessica (Timothy) Bradford of Florence, Pegan (Christopher) Carter of Columbus; son, Adam (Nicole) Kruschke of Hastings, MN; three grandchildren, Grace Anne Bradford, Samuel Bradford and Hannah Carter; sister, Janice Kurschner of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Rusty (Nicole) Olson Eau Claire, WI. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families.

Preceded in death by her parents, Rex and Pat Olson; sister, Joyce Oatman.

Cathy B. Sullivan

Cathy Barnhill Sullivan, age 66, passed away on June 15, 2022, at Louisville Healthcare in Louisville, Mississippi, with her loving family by her side. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at Good Hope Baptist Church with Bro. Jason Gross officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will immediately follow the service in Good Hope Cemetery.

Cathy was born October 6, 1955, to Thadis and Joyce Stockton Barnhill in Illinois. She was an excellent cook and served the community while working at Brandy’s, which later became Kathy’s Chicken Basket. Cathy also enjoyed crocheting.

Cathy is survived by her husband of 49 years Tim Sullivan of Noxapater, Mississippi. She also leaves behind her children Dustin Sullivan of Louisville and Brad Sullivan and wife Kristin of Philadelphia, Mississippi. One of her greatest joys was being “Nanny” to her seven grandchildren: Aaron Sullivan, Mikayla Watkins, Steven Sullivan, Christopher Sullivan, Terry Lynn Sullivan, Dylan Sullivan, and Hannah Sullivan. She is also survived by her sister Donna Morris. Cathy is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Rhonda Fish, and brother Steven Barnhill.

Serving as pallbearers are Aaron Sullivan, Stevie Ball, Bud Carr, Brian “BW” Jauch, John Pugh, Darrell Moore, and Wes Tanksley. Memorials in honor of Cathy may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital online at stjude.org/donate.

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, June 14, 2022

Dennis Burney

Dennis Wayne Burney passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022, at his residence in Weir, MS. Dennis was born September 9, 1961, in Kilmichael, MS, to James Dexter "Pete" and Mary Jane(Cook) Burney. He was 60 years old. Dennis retired from Oktibbeha County Hospital where he was employed for many years as a radiology tech. He was a member of Adaton Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022, 4:00-7:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home with a private family interment at a later date.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Melissa(Ming) Burney of Weir, MS; his mother, Mary Jane(Cook) Burney of Stewart, MS; 1 son, Cole(Ashton) Burney of Ackerman, MS; 2 daughters, Katelyn(Alex) Newman of Weir, MS; Kali Burney of Oxford, MS; 2 brothers, Danny(Lynn) Burney of Stewart, MS; David(Dorraine) Burney of Starkville, MS; 1 sister, Delisa(Darrell) Pogue of Madison, MS; and 2 grandchildren, Arlin Grayce and Ava Cole Burney.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father, James Dexter "Pete" Burney.

Memorials may be made to the ALS Association, 1300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209, or Legacy Hospice, 1085 Stark Rd, Suite F, Starkville, MS 39759.

Anita Gail Coleman

Anita Gail Coleman, 58, of Louisville, MS., passed on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11 a.m., from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oliver Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Joe Ann Butters

Joe Ann Butters, age 72, passed away on June 9, 2022, at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 12 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville with Rev. Roger Griffith and Rev. John Sweeney officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 3 p.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow the service in Louisville Memorial Cemetery.

Joe Ann was born November 9, 1949, to Joe C. and Lawrence Richardson Keene in Winston County. She was a member of Plainview Church of God in Rainsville, Alabama. Joe Ann had a calm, caring, and loving nature. She was a homemaker who also enjoyed caring for the elderly and babysitting young children; she also worked in the nursery at every church she ever attended. Joe Ann also enjoyed gardening, working in her yard and her flowers but most of all, she loved and was very involved with her family. She was a surrogate “Mom” to many who knew and loved her through the years.

Joe Ann is survived by her husband of 55 years Allen Butters of Rainsville, Alabama. She also leaves behind her children: Linda Kay (Kenya) Duckworth of West Point, Mississippi; Kathy Lynn Ward of Nashville, Tennessee; Karen Jean Jones of Columbus, Mississippi; James Allen (Emily) Butters of Knoxville, Tennessee; and Rubye Joy (Dennis) Dodson of Rainsville, Alabama. One of her greatest joys was being “Grandma” to her eight grandchildren: Kaylin Duckworth, Kristopher Duckworth, and Kelsey Duckworth, William David Byrge, Woody Byrge, Mikel Byrge, Ruby Anna Dodson, Patrick Allen Dodson; and one great-grandchild Sincere Duckworth. She is also survived by her sister Rubye (Wayne) Clark. Joe Ann is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers G.W. and Wesley Keene; and a nephew Kevin Clark.

Serving as pallbearers are Kristopher Duckworth, Mikel Byrge, Patrick Dodson, Turner Barnhill, Dylan Castle, Evan Grimes, and Justin Richard. Memorials in honor of Joe Ann may be given to Jimmy Swaggart Ministries online at jsm.org.

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.




Thursday, June 9, 2022

Ivey Edward Vowell

Funeral service for Mr. Ivey Edward Vowell will be 11 AM Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Hight Assembly of God Church in Noxapater, MS. with. Rev. Toby Halfacre and Rev. Tom Bentley officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Friday, June 10, 2022, at Hight Assembly of God Church in Noxapater, MS. John E. Stephens Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Vowell, 54, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at his home in Winston Co. where he lived most of his life. He was a member of Hight Assembly of God Church. He was a truck driver and he loved spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents Sarah and Junior Vowell.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years Jennifer Vowell; daughters, Haley Vowell, Anna Vowell, Laura Vowell; sons, Cody Vowell (Kayely), Parker Vowell all of Noxapater; sister, Barbara Lynn Manning (Ted) of Mars Hill Winston Co.; brother, Billy Vowell (Susan) of 4 Corners; (5) grandchildren, Tripp, Waverly, Cutter, Jake, Kip; (2) nieces, Kaitlin Copeland, Taylor Adcock; (1) nephew, Carter Adcock.

Pallbearers: Chris Boatner, Jeff Fortune, John Damon Snow, Darrel Snow, Dale Dickerson, Tim Lawerence, Bodie Tolbert, Terrell Smith

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Bonnie Watkins Reed

Bonnie Watkins Reed, age 72, passed away on June 8, 2022, at Louisville Healthcare in Louisville, Mississippi. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 10 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville with Victoria Waggoner officiating.

Bonnie was born April 19, 1950, to Edgar and Mary Collins Watkins in Winston County. She lived in the Plattsburg/Mars Hill Community for more than 50 years. Bonnie enjoyed all types of needlework including quilting, crocheting, and knitting. She was an excellent seamstress and she worked for both TRW and Angelica factories. Bonnie also enjoyed cooking and loved spoiling her grandchildren.

Bonnie is survived by her husband Billy Joe Reed of Noxapater, Mississippi. She also leaves behind her children: Victoria (Neil) Waggoner of Columbus, Mississippi; Arthur Leroy Potter, III of Artesia, Mississippi; Betsy Reed of Noxapater; and her step-son Darel Reed of Louisville. One of her greatest joys was being “Granny” to her five grandchildren: Aiden Reed, Lex Waggoner, Mary Beth Waggoner, Whitney Waggoner, and Shiera Hudson. She is survived by two brothers Lamar and Richard Watkins. Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Marjorie Thrasher.

Memorials in honor of Bonnie may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital online at stjude.org/donate.

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, June 4, 2022

Dorothy Jayn Hathorn Duncan

Dorothy Jayn Hathorn Duncan passed away on Thursday June 2, 2022 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Jayn was born on June 27, 1963 in Louisville, MS to the late Dorothy Sinclair Mitchell and James M “Jimmy” Hathorn, Sr.

Jayn graduated from Winston Academy in Louisville, MS and East Central Community College in Decatur, MS. She also attended Mississippi State University where she studied floral design. Jayn worked for over 30 years at Flowers by Shirley creating beautiful floral arrangements, helping brides plan weddings, designing casket pieces, and decorating homes and churches in West Point and the surrounding areas. Jayn did all this work with such a caring and sweet spirit. Her infectious laugh was a joy to hear. After Flowers by Shirley closed, Jayn worked for Renasant Bank as a teller and loved her new adventure and co-workers and the customers.

In 1994, she married Maurice Duncan and they had one daughter, Kayla who last November married Casey Sexton. This wedding was Jayn’s last one to plan and decorate. It was a beautiful and special time.

Jayn was a member of West End Baptist Church in West Point. She had a great love for the Lord and her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She always picked the perfect card to send on every occasion. Her family called her Nan or ‘Nanny Goat”-a name given to her by her granddaddy Hathorn because as a little girl she ate paper.

Jayn is survived by her husband, Maurice Duncan; her daughter, Kayla Sexton (Casey); her sister, Susan Hathorn (Doug Crutchfield); her step mother, Dee Hathorn; step father, Jack Mitchell; her step brother, David Mitchell (Dee); step sister, Jennifer Higgason (Alan); several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, James M. ‘Jimbo” Hathorn, Jr.; her maternal grandparents, Verna and Alex Sinclair; and her paternal grandparents, Dollie and J. Hoy Hathorn.
Graveside services will be 11:30 AM Saturday June 4, 2022 at West Point Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Mike Childs and Rev. Brad Latham officiating. Visitation will be 10-11 AM Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home in West Point, MS. Serving as pallbearers will be Lucas Nowell, Will Quinn, Roger Duncan, Gary Duncan, Dr. Stephen Hunter, Robert Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Dawson Mitchell, Justin Cain, Will Higgason, Jake Higgason, Hunter Ming, Michael Ming, MHP Troop G.
Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society Clay County Unit PO Box 966 West Point, MS 39773.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to NMMC Hematology Oncology Clinic in Starkville and Legacy Hospice.

Darrell Wayne Haggard

Darrell Wayne Haggard, 61, passed away at the University of Mississippi Medical Center following a sudden illness on June 2, 2022. Wayne was born on June 3, 1960, in Macon, Mississippi, to parents Darrell Latimer and Mae Meeks Haggard and to older sibling Patsy. In 1963, his younger brother John Thomas was born. Wayne was a resident of Macon, MS, for the first twelve years of his life where he attended First Baptist Church; his family moved to their permanent home in the Ellison Ridge Community in 1972 where he became a member of Ellison Ridge Baptist Church. Wayne was a 1978 Louisville High School graduate. Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served his country for six years.

He is survived by his mother, Mae Haggard of Louisville, MS; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia Haggard Foley and David Foley of Madison, MS; nephew, Matthew Connor Foley of Madison, MS; and many friends and extended family members throughout the South.

Wayne was preceded in death by his father Darrell Latimer Haggard and brother John Thomas Haggard.

Wayne was known for his sense of humor and outspoken political views, as well as for his dependability and loyalty to friends and family. For instance, Wayne made time to visit friends who were ill or residing in area nursing homes. There were no strangers in Wayne’s world; there were only friends he had not yet met. He struck up conversations with people everywhere he went. Wayne loved going to the theater to watch the latest movies and held an extensive personal movie library that he would loan to fortunate friends and family, and he never forgot who needed to return his movies. No one had a softer heart regarding animals than Wayne; he exhibited an unusual knack for domesticating feral cats. With no children of his own, he immensely enjoyed his role as one of the “bachelor uncles” to his nephew Connor.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 5th, at 2:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Billy Higginbotham officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, June 4th, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Sardis Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Sardis Cemetery Fund, c/o Glenda Thomas, 215 Thomas Road, Louisville, MS, 39339.




Friday, June 3, 2022

Marsha E. Baumgartner

Marsha E. Baumgartner, age 71, of Barnett, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 29, 1950, in Louisville, Mississippi, daughter of the late Bill and Margaret (Johnson) Terry.

On July 17, 1976, in Louisville, Mississippi, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, David Baumgartner.

Marsha worked as a registered nurse for many years. She and her loving husband, Dave, shared a passion for travel. In addition to enjoying adventures traveling the world, she held special interests in Thoroughbreds of the Nation, Cornell Ornithology and the Morgan County Library.
Marsha had a tremendous passion for horses and racing. In 2015, she garnered national attention as she submitted the chosen name for the horse, American Pharoah, that ultimately swept all three races that year to win the Triple Crown.

With interests as diverse as her talents, Marsha enjoyed spending time scrapbooking, honing her photography skills, scuba diving, horse racing and reading.
In addition to her husband, Dave, she is survived by her brother, Jeff Terry and wife, Beverly of Noxapater, Mississippi and many friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ron Terry.

A celebration of Marsha's life will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 11th, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Bank of Versailles, Marsha Baumgartner Scholarship Fund or to Old Friends, 1841 Paynes Depot Road, Georgetown, Kentucky 40324, an organization for retired race horses.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

William Alton “Billy” Herrington

Mr. William Alton “Billy” Herrington, 87, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Transcendent Healthcare of Boonville in Boonville, IN. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Monday, June 6th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Heath Hillman officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 12:00 noon until service time. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Herrington was born October 6, 1934, in Louisville, MS. He was a graduate of Louisville High School, East Central Community College, and received his BS degree in Industrial Management from Mississippi State University. He worked for the Boeing Corp. and the MS State Highway Department. He was a member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church of Gulfport, MS.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Mable Herrington; his parents, James Henry and Lora G. Herrington; a son-in-law, Thomas J. Hart; a granddaughter, Angela E. Hart; and six brothers, Charles Herrington, Jim Herrington, Max Herrington, Rufus Herrington, Gerald Herrington, and Connice Herrington.

He is survived by two sons, William Scott (Shannon) Herrington and Steven Mack (Susan Tate) Ferguson; a daughter, Elizabeth Elaine Hart; a brother, Chester Herrington; two grandchildren, Nola Victoria Herrington and Pamela L. Pique; and a great grandchild, Chase J. Pique.





Teangelo Lashun Woods

Teangelo Lashun Woods, 43, of Georgia, formerly of Louisville, MS., passed on Sunday, May 29, 2022, in Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Saturday, June 4, 2022, 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. Woods, will be reposed in the Church on Saturday, one hour prior to service time. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Lydia “Granny” Manning

Services for Lydia “Granny” Manning will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. from Mars Hill Pentecostal Church in Winston County with Rev. Dwight Fleming and Rev. Bryan Madison officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Manning, 103, of Winston County, died Saturday, May 28, 2022, at her home.

A native and lifelong resident of the Mars Hill Community in Winston County, she enjoyed working in her yard, growing flowers, and cooking for the community. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and especially going to church to worship. Mrs. Manning was a member of Old Mars Hill Pentecostal Church in Winston County.

Survivors include; grandchildren, Tim Manning (Karen) of Philadelphia, MS, Ted Manning (Barbara) of Philadelphia, MS, Sam Manning (Dawn) of Germantown, TN, Brad Stuart (Amy) of Philadelphia, MS, Donald Joe Nowell (Vanessa) of Philadelphia, MS; great-grandchildren, Jessica Barnett (Allan) of Philadelphia, MS, Kaitlin Copeland (Jason) of Philadelphia, MS, Belle Manning of Germantown, TN, Caden and John Brady Stuart of Philadelphia, MS, Minnie, Lyra and Weston Nowell of Philadelphia, MS; great-great-granddaughter, Ivy Kait Copeland; sister, Nita Goldman of Philadelphia, MS; daughter-in-law, Pam Manning of Philadelphia, MS; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceding Mrs. Manning in death were husband, Therell S. Manning; son, Wendell Manning; and brothers, Hubert Sisson and Brealon Sisson.

Pallbearers are Billy Vowell, Glenn Sisson, Caden Stuart, John Brady Stuart, Warren Deweese, Tim Boatner and Derek Wyatt.


Valerie Dawn Hughes

Valerie Dawn Hughes, 51, of Louisville, MS., passed on Friday, May 27, 2022 at the Merit Hospital, Jackson, MS. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11 a.m., from East Louisville Baptist Church Life Center, 18270 East Main Street, Louisville, MS. A public viewing will be Wednesday, from 9 a.m., until 10:45 a.m. from East Baptist Church Life Center. 

Valerie, leaves to cherish her memories, husband, Deryral Hughes; sons, Channing Hughes, Donovan Hughes and Aidea Hughes all of Louisville, MS; Step-daughters, Courtney(LaDarrius) Harper and Madden Snow; Step-Grandchildren, Kendall Greer and Emerson Harper; her parents, Timothy Wayne Clark and Sheila Palmieri; sister, Emily Clark; brother, Ben(Courtney) Clark; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Betty Burnham Adams

Services for Betty Burnham Adams will be held Monday, May 30, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Sister Margaret Jones and Brother Keith Guy officiating. Burial will follow in Louisville Memorial Park in Louisville, MS. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 29, 2022, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home.

Mrs. Adams, 74, of Preston, died Saturday, May 28, 2022, at her home.

A native of Winston County, she was a resident of Kemper County for the past 33 years. She retired from U. S. Motors. She enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Adams was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Louisville.

Survivors include husband, Jimmy Goodin of Preston, MS; sons, Ricky (DeLesa) Adams and Jason (Freda) Adams of Louisville, MS; and Jr (Pam) Goodin of Preston, MS; daughter, Melissa (Joe) Watrous of Ocean Springs, MS; daughter-in-law, Donna Goodin of Preston, MS; sister, Myrtice Boatner of Schriever, LA; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Mrs. Adams in death were her first husband, Billy Wade Adams; parents, Beatrice Cherry Burnham and William Thomas Burnham; son, Scottie Goodin; brothers, Melvin Burnham and Jack Burnham of Louisville, MS, Marvin Burnham of Philadelphia, MS, Gene Burnham of House, MS, Leon Burnham of Schriever, LA, Johnny Burnham of Houma, LA, Charles Burnham of Thibodaux, LA; and sister, Margie Lishman of Thibodaux, LA.

Pallbearers are Ricky Adams, Jason Adams, Austin Adams, Jeremy Adams, Buddy Windham, Gavin Windham, Danny Sullivan and Jr Burnham. Honorary pallbearers are Micheal Burnham, Justin Burnham, Joseph Pace, and David Kaszubowski.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Mary Roynell Hill Richardson

Mary Roynell Hill Richardson, 95, went home to be with her Savior on Monday, May 23, 2022, at her home in Louisville, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be Thursday, May 26 at Murphy Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Mayo and Bro. Ben James officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

Roynell was born April 15, 1927, to Luther Austin and Winnie Stokes Hill in Winston County, Mississippi. She was a 1945 graduate of Bond School. For 41 years, she managed a children’s clothing store in Butler, Alabama. Roynell was a long-time member of Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Butler until she moved to Louisville several years ago. Currently she was a member of the church in which she grew up, Murphy Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her yard and with her flowers.

Roynell is survived by her daughter Diane Tanner of Louisville and her son David Richardson (Crystal) of Tallulah, Louisiana. One of her greatest joys was being “Big Mama” or “Grandma” to her four grandchildren: Misty (Cade) Booth of Starkville, Mississippi; Parrish (Alicia) Tanner of Lutz, Florida; Brian (Emily) Richardson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and John David Richardson of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; as well as her four great-grandchildren: Ian Tharp, Alexander Tanner, James Tanner, and Farris Richardson. She is preceded in death by her husband Fred P. Richardson, her parents, three older siblings: Louise Miller, Evelyn Rogers, and L. D. Hill, and one younger brother Phillip Hill.

Serving as pallbearers are Cade Booth, Quinton Hill, Brian Richardson, John David Richardson, Parrish Tanner, and Ian Tharp. Memorials in honor of Roynell may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online at stjude.org/donate.

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.