Thursday, September 16, 2021

Terry Franks

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Coleman Funeral Home, Ackerman, MS. 

Cornelious Levon Edmond

Cornelious Levon Edmond, 51, of Starkville, MS., passed on Monday, September 6, 2021, at Saint Dominic Hospital, Jackson, MS. Funeral Service will be Friday, September 17, 2021, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home Chapel, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rocky Hill Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Mr. Edmond, was born January 14, 1970, to the Parents of James William Edmond and Pearlean Danields in Winston County Mississippi. He is survived by his son, Braxton L. Edmond, Louisville, MS.; Father, James (Jossie)Edmond; brother, James D. Edmond, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other cousins and relatives.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Joanna Fulton Lousteau

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.


















Lucille Lois Porter

Lucille Lois Porter, 73, of Louisville, MS., passed on Monday, September 13, 2021, at her home. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home, Louisville, MS., Visitation will be Friday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Harrington Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Wade Swindle

Justin Wade Swindle, age 43, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, September 16 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Greg Thomas 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 Union Ridge Cemetery.

Wade was born December 19, 1977, in Meridian, Mississippi. He was a graduate of Noxapater Attendance Center Class of 1996. Wade most recently worked in the Maintenance Department of Biewer Lumber Company in Newton, Mississippi, until he was no longer able. He loved his job and enjoyed those with whom he worked. Wade also enjoyed hunting and fishing but his boys were his life!

He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years Brandy Quinn Swindle, and his two sons Austin and Colton Swindle all of Noxapater. He also leaves behind his parents Wayne and Shirley Swindle of Noxapater, his grandmother Dorothy Swindle also of Noxapater, his sister Stephanie Paige (Sam) Rudolph of Philadelphia, Mississippi, and his brother Jay (Lori) Swindle of Noxapater. He also leaves behind many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews. Wade was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Ester “Hop” Miles and Ludean Miles, and his paternal grandfather J. F. “Jess” Swindle.

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.





Sunday, September 12, 2021

Charles Wayne King

 Charles Wayne King, age 86, of Weir, MS, died Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Diversacare Nursing Home in Eupora, MS. He was born June 28, 1935, to the late Hessie and Floyd King. He was a member of New Haven Baptist Church near Weir, MS.

Wayne had a work ethic like none other. He always held down a couple of jobs at one time. After graduating from Weir High School, Wayne moved to Jackson where he worked for Underwood Housing as a construction worker. It was during this time that he met his wife, Frances King, and they've been happily married for 64 years. Wayne spent the majority of his life in law enforcement. He worked for the Jackson Police Department as a Crimes Against Persons detective where he retired after 20 years. While he worked for the Jackson Police Department, you could also find him using his mechanic skills to work on cars for the locals. After his retirement, he moved back home to Weir where he worked full time for the Choctaw County Sheriff's Department for 10 years while also working as head of the security department at Belwood Industries. In his spare time, he had a small farm where he raised hogs and cows.

When he got a break from work, you could catch him fishing or hunting. His children will recall any vacation they took was spent at Lake Saint John in Louisiana at a fishing cabin. He was an unofficial bass fishing pro. Those who were lucky enough to hunt with him were sure to have heard him driving a team of dogs across the Hardin Hills of Choctaw County, and if you heard him coming you knew you might have your chance to harvest your deer for the season.

Wayne was known for his quick wit and his tell-it-like-it-is personality. He worked a large part of his life in the city, but he was a country boy at heart. He was given the name Cowboy by some of his closest friends. You could usually find him wearing his cowboy hat and riding the country roads with his loved cup of coffee in hand.

Visitation is planned for Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 1:00-2:00 p.m., with the service following at 2:00 p.m. at New Haven Baptist Church near Weir, MS, with burial at New Haven Cemetery. Mr. King's grandsons will be in charge of the service. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman, MS is in charge of all arrangements.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Frances King; one daughter, Kathy Quigley(Laughlin) of Collierville, TN; two sons, Aubrey King of Weir, MS and Mike King(Jo Ann) of Water Valley, MS; one brother, Billy G. King of Weir, MS; 5 grandsons, Matther King(Anna), Will Quigley(Madison), Garrett King, Mitchell Quigley, and Austin King; one granddaughter, Mary Kathryn Maddox(Hunter); and one great granddaughter, Davy.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Homer Lee Cooper

Homer Lee Cooper, 62, of Louisville, MS., passed on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at his home. Funeral Service will be Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Paul Wayne “Poss” Henson

Paul Wayne "Poss" Henson passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at his residence in Weir, MS. Mr. Henson was born February 24, 1939, in Choctaw County, MS, to George W. and Lexie(Bright) Henson. He was 82 years old and a member of New Haven Baptist Church near Weir, MS.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at New Haven Baptist Church with Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 12, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home, and from 10:00 a.m. till service time at the church on Monday. Burial will follow in New Haven Cemetery.

Mr. Henson is survived by 1 son, Marty Henson of Weir, MS; 1 daughter, Gay(Wayne) Henson Magee of Flowood, MS; 2 sisters, Rachel(Mike) Dowdy of Olive Branch, MS, Rebecca Pearson of Meridian, MS, and 1 grandson, Tyler Henson of Weir, MS.

Mr. Henson was preceded in death by his wife, Myra "Budney" Henson, his parents; and 1 brother, Lenwood Henson.

Memorials may be made to the New Haven Cemetery Fund.

Bobby Brice Dempsey

Bobby “Brice” Dempsey, age 84, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Brice was born March 7, 1937, in Winston County, Mississippi. He was the youngest of nine children born to William Alvin and Ollie Scott Dempsey. He had numerous jobs over the years but the one he was best known for was being the barber in Weir, Mississippi, for approximately 40 years. He also worked at U. S. Motors in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and drove a school bus for the Louisville School District. Brice loved his grandchildren, hunting with his bird dogs, playing his Gibson guitar while singing country and gospel music; but what he loved most of all was to just plain talk!

He was preceded in death by his daughter Melissa Dempsey, his parents, five sisters: Lena Mae Horton, Lucille Alexander, Janie Goodin, Bernice Alexander, and Earline McCauley, and three brothers: Wesley, Curtis and William Dempsey.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Nancy Dempsey of McCool, two step-daughters Tammy (David) Maycock of Louisville, and Tanya (Beau) Taylor of Steens, Mississippi; five grandsons: Matthew (Noell) Maycock, Russ Taylor, Taylor Maycock, Seth Smith, and Logan Vanderveen, and one granddaughter Laken (Justin) Keller. He also leaves behind eight great-grandchildren as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Brice may be given to Nowell-Massey Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 18 at Whitehall Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Dowd officiating. Rest in peace until we meet again…

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.





Jennifer Lynn Ashford

Jennifer Lynn Ashford, 59, of Louisville, MS., passed on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi. Graveside Service will be Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at 2 p.m., from Louisville Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Saturday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Rosalie “Rose” Crosby Alford

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosalie “Rose” Crosby Alford will be held at 3 PM Saturday, September 11, 2021 at North Bend United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Tony Wilson, Rev. Johnny Peden and Rev. Nathan Moore officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 PM til time for service Saturday, September 11th at North Bend United Pentecostal Church. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Alford, 84, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at her residence in Neshoba County, where she lived most of her life. She was a homemaker and enjoyed find-a-word puzzles and game shows. She was a member of North Bend United Pentecostal Church.

Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her Parents, Frank and Vera Lane Crosby; Sisters, Jo Willis, Willie Nance, Sue Barrier and Ruth Daugherty; Brothers, Lavelle, Alfred and Melvin Crosby; Granddaughter, Meagan Nicole Alford.

Mrs. Alford is survived by her Husband, Charles R. Alford of Philadelphia; Daughter, Pam Alford Kirkland (Ronnie) of Brandon and Sheila Alford Wilson (Tony) of Branson, MO; Sons, Mike Alford (Lisa) of Philadelphia and Mitch Alford (Gay) of Nanih Waiya; Brother, Ray Crosby; (6) Grandchildren, Jessica Ridout (Chad), Dathan Wilson (Denae), Heather Chapman (Trey), Casey Phillips, Madison Alford and Sydney Wilson; (1) Bonus Granddaughter, Bailey Kirkland; (5) Great-Grandchildren, Bailee Rhea, Charleigh and Ava Rose Ridout, Piper Chapman and Jake Weston Phillips.

Pallbearers: Chad Ridout, Trey Chapman, Seb Gunnin, Clif Crosby, Dusty Thomas and Caleb Sanderson.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Earvin Lee Shoumaker

Earvin Lee Shoumaker was born in Kemper County, Mississippi to Evergreen Shoumaker on July 13, 1934. Earvin departed this life on September 4, 2021 at the Winston Medical Center. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Evergreen H. Cole; two brothers, Lavell Cole and Levin Smith; and one Sister, Annie Lynch. 

Earvin leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Susie B. Shoumaker of Noxapater, MS; two sisters, Bessie(Jimmie) Wells of Louisville, MS. and Evergreen(Leon) McDonald of Noxapater, MS;one brother, Jimmie(Erma)Cole of Louisville, MS; a special niece, Marita Hickman and a special nephew, J. W. Smith and a host of Nieces, Nephews and other cousins and friends. 

Graveside services will be Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 2 p.m., from New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, DeKalb, MS. Beck Funeral Home Of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Robert Earl “Robin/Fritz” Conn, Jr.

Mr. Robert Earl “Robin/Fritz” Conn, Jr., 64, of Memphis, TN, passed away on August 30, 2021, in Memphis, TN. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 11th, at Conn Family Cemetery on Yellow Creek Road in Louisville, MS. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Conn was born June 21, 1957, in Memphis, TN, to Peggy Tomes Martin and Robert Earl “Billy” Conn, Sr. He was a graduate of Kingsbury High School in Memphis. He was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge / Al Chymia Shriner Temple and a member of the Hillbilly Brigade. He had worked as an Electrician and was a Member of the Local and International Unions. He enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles, and was earning his pilot’s license to fly helicopters. He was a good and faithful father and friend always ready to help in times of need. He made and kept many friends for a lifetime.

He is survived by a daughter, Misty L. Conn of Atoka, TN; a son, Christopher R. Conn of Memphis, TN; a sister, Barbara Martin Hall of Pontotoc, MS; and four grandchildren, Austin, Alexia, Gabriella, and Caiden.

Memorials may be made to Al Chymia Shrine Children’s Hospital or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.





William Eugene Reid

William Eugene Reid passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021, at his residence in Ackerman, MS. Eugene was born October 9, 1950, in Choctaw County, MS, to Halbert Theron and Marie(Dunn) Reid. He was 70 years old and a member of Chester Baptist Church in Chester, MS. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 12:00 p.m., at Chester Baptist Church with Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. till service time at the church. Burial will follow in the Chester Cemetery.

Eugene is survived by his wife, Sheila(Collier) Reid of Ackerman, MS; 1 daughter, Heather Patterson of Sturgis, MS; 1 granddaughter, Payton Patterson of Sturgis, MS; 2 sisters, Pam(Buddy) Miller of Sturgis, MS, and Lanita(Leon) Cochran of Tupelo, MS.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; 1 son, William Ashley Reid; 1 sister, Jeanette Jones; and 1 brother, Theron Reid.

Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Merra Junior Hoskin

Merra Junior Hoskin, 83, of Louisville, MS., passed on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, MS. Graveside Service will be Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 2 p.m., from the Louisville Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

James H. "Jim" Sanford, Jr.

 James H. “Jim” Sanford, Jr., age 73, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Louisville Healthcare in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Monday, September 6 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 7 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stacey Parvin officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Liberty Universalist Church Cemetery.

Jim was born May 27, 1948, to Lt. Colonel James H. Sanford, Jr., and Sarah “Sally” Hull Sanford in Greenville, South Carolina. He was an avid outdoorsman and was a charter member of Mine and Yours Hunting Club. Jim enjoyed fishing especially for crappie and red snapper; he also enjoyed turkey, rabbit, and deer hunting. He was always willing to help anyone in need and his friends knew he was but a phone call away. Jim was a businessman who owned Guaranteed Plumbing; later as the business grew and help was needed, he was joined by his partner Ken Taylor.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Susan Orr Sanford of Louisville, and his children: James A. Sanford and wife Alyson and Sara Sanford Chancellor and husband Clay all of Louisville. One of his greatest joys is being “Pop Pop” to his four grandchildren: Mary Clayton Chancellor, James Olin Sanford, Mary-Ina June Sanford, and Jessie Dell Sanford. He is also survived by his sister Mary Jon Crawford (Barry Mitchell) and a niece Mary Ashley (Chris) Blount all of Panama City, Florida, as well as a host of friends. Jim is preceded in death by his parents.

Serving as pallbearers are David Catt, Bart Chancellor, Ryan Long, Steven Miller, Chad Turner, and Trey Winters. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Mine and Yours Hunting Club. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in honor of Jim 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.




Christina Lyn McDaniel

Christina McDaniel, 53, daughter of Thomas and Betty Hazlett, wife of Christopher McDaniel, mother of Morgan and Megan McDaniel, passed away as the result of a year-long battle of stage IV carcinosarcoma on September 2, 2021 at her home in Chillicothe, Illinois.

Christina was born on June 28, 1968 in Wauseon, Ohio. She spent her childhood in Ohio before moving to Kosciusko, Mississippi, where she met her husband and the love of her life. They knew each other for only 3 months before getting engaged at age 19, and they were married for 33 years. In their early 30s, Christina and her husband Christopher adopted their two daughters, Morgan and Megan.

Christina was incredibly unselfish and devoted her life to Jesus and bettering the education system in America. She loved working with youth and future teachers, and spent her professional career working at various high schools, as well as Mississippi State and Bradley University. Her kindness and grace impacted everyone that she met, almost never failing to leave a lasting impact. She kept in touch with many former students who continue to tell our family the impact she made in their lives.

Those who mourn Christina are her husband Christopher of Chillicothe, IL; daughters Morgan and Megan of Chillicothe, IL; mother Betty Hazlett of Tellico Plains, TN; brothers Josh and Dustin Hazlett of Kosciusko and Clinton, MS; mother and father in law Peggy and Perry McDaniel of Kosciusko, MS; and so many more countless people who were close with her.

The visitation will be held at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS on Monday, September 6 from 5pm to 8pm. The funeral will be held at Blythe Creek Baptist Church in Mathiston, MS on Tuesday, September 7 at 10am.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Mabel Ruth Hamilton

Graveside services for Mabel Ruth Hamilton will be held Friday, September 3, 2021 at 2 p.m. from Plattsburg Cemetery with Rev. Ed King officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, September 3, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. until departure at McClain-Hays Funeral Home. McClain-Hays is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hamilton, 80, of Union, died Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

She was a native of the Nanih Waiya Community of Winston County and was a longtime resident of Louisiana before moving to Union in 1993. She worked as a farmer of beef and poultry with her husband. Mrs. Hamilton was Baptist by faith.

Survivors include her daughter, Pattie (Ronnie) VanDevender; sons, Pete (Karen) Richardson and Jene Richardson all of Louisville; grandchildren, Coty and Zach VanDevender; great-grandchildren, Avery Clayton and Beda VanDevender; stepchildren, Betty Ann Lee (Dewayne) of Louisville, Wanda Burks (John) of Louisville, Dr. Lisa Thomas (Chris) of Starkville, Gary Hamilton (Teresa) of Noxapater, John Glenn Hamilton of Dixon and Jimmy Hamilton (Janice) of Louisville and their families; sisters, Kathy Boney of Richland and Evelyn Vickery of Morton; brother, James Otis Crocker of Louisville; numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Mrs. Hamilton was preceded in death by her husband, Alton (R.A.) Hamilton; parents, Earnest and Minnie Laura Crocker; sisters, Lillie Mae Crocker, Jewel Hatcher and Dean Regions; brothers, J.W. Crocker and Melvis Crocker.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Gerald Lorez Turner

Gerald Lorez Turner, 58, of McCool, MS., passed on Saturday, August 28, 2021, in Winston County Mississippi. Graveside Service will be Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., from Mount Nebo Cemetery, (in the Spay Community), Weir, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home, Louisville Location. Gerald was preceded in death by his Sister, Wanda Turner and brother Carl Turner. He is survived by his son, Ju'Vante Turner, Louisville, MS., Mother, Gladys Ward, McCool, MS.; Brother, Marcus Ward, Arlington, VA.,

Wimbly J. Hankins

Bro. Wimbly J. Hankins, 92, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at the MS State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, MS. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 5th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Lori Lee officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 P.M. until the service time at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bro. Hankins was born February 19, 1929, in Laurel, MS, to Rev. Walter and Vera Hankins in Biloxi, MS. He became a born-again Christian at the age of 15. In 1946, he moved to Tupelo, MS, to attend the Pentecostal Bible Institute. From there he went full time as a traveling evangelist. While conducting an evangelistic revival in Prichard, Al, he met a young church member, Mary Eunice Coleman. They were married on July 12, 1949. For two years, they traveled extensively in evangelist work. Then they pastored a church in Sheffield, Al, and eventually moved to New Orleans, LA, where their two children were born, Debora Ann and Daniel Brian.

While in New Orleans, Bro Hankins was drafted into the U. S. Army and was stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from August 1954 until March 1955. Upon completing his training, he was stationed at Landstube, Germany until he was discharged. From there he returned home to New Orleans and attended Loyola University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in business administration in 1959. He accepted a job with Arthur Anderson and Company, an accounting firm. There he passed the Certified Public Accountant exam and worked as an accountant in Metairie, LA. He also served as an assistant pastor and founded a church. Then in November 1966, he and his family moved to Walpole, MA, where Bro. Hankins was offered a position with the United Fruit Company in Boston, MA. He and his family lived there for 36 years. While living there, they pioneered a church in Norwood, MA, which was later moved to Walpole. He and Mrs. Hankins pastored that church for over thirty years and retired in 1998. In 2002, they moved to Brandon, MS, where they lived when Mrs. Hankins passed away on February 24, 1916. They were faithful members of Southside Assembly of God. Bro Hankins continued to live alone until 2021, when his health began to decline and in March he moved to the MS State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, MS.

Bro. Hankins leaves behind two granddaughters, Erica (Nick) Brooks and Kristin Vegh; a great grandson, Keegan Brooks, all from North Scituate, RI; two sisters-in-law, Tommie Hankins of Pascagoula, MS, and Charlene Price of Louisville, MS, along with a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Coleman Hankins; his parents, Rev. and Mrs. Walter Hankins; a daughter, Deborah Vegh; a son, Daniel Hankins; a sister, Virginia Ruth; and a brother, Kendall Hankins.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mercy House/Teen Challenge, Georgetown, MS, or Southside Assembly of God, 665 Raymond Road, Jackson, MS, 39204.

Pallbearers will be Brad Addkison, Keith Hankins, Noah Hankins, Joel Price, Kevin Price, and Ron Richardson.