Monday, May 31, 2010

Robert Farish

Robert O’Neal Farish, age 97 passed away May 31, 2010 at Webb House Retirement Center in Smithville, TN. He was born September 29, 1912 in Neshoba County, MS.

He was retired from Louisville Public Schools as Director of Maintenance. He was also the former owner of Robert O. Farish Plumbing & Electric which was a Plumbing, Electrical, and Air Conditioning Firm. He also owned and operated a retail appliance store.

After retirement, he started a photography business, and he photographed in excess of 850 weddings.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Miller Farish & Lura E. Hickman Farish of Noxapater, MS, one sister Ruth Farish Wilson of Lewisburg, TN, and his grandson, Robert Tyler Miller Farish of Owasso, OK.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy Bane Farish of Smithville, TN, daughter Faye Iverlett and husband Spencer of Smithville, TN, one son Wayne Farish and wife Helen Ruth of Owasso, OK, grandson Neal Iverlett and wife Jennifer of Murfreesboro, TN, granddaughter Kim Dykes and husband Wayne of Owasso, OK, great grand children, Briley and Brennan Iverlett of Murfreesboro, TN, Aubrey, Ben, and Sammy Dykes of Owasso, OK, sisters Agnes Bridges of Louisville, MS, and Sybil Cotton of Kennewick, WA.

He was a long time member of Noxapater Baptist Church. He was a former member and Deacon of Union Ridge Baptist Church.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 5th, at 11:00 AM until funeral services at 3:30 PM at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS. Interment will be at Union Ridge Cemetery near Noxapater, MS.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Union Ridge Cemetery Fence Fund. Memorials may be mailed to Jamie Clark, 1769 Johnson 5 Road, Noxapater, MS 39346 marked in honor of Robert O. Farish.

Mary Nell Jackson

NAME: Mrs. Mary Nell Jackson
DATE of BIRTH: June 28, 1936
AGE: 73
DATE of DEATH: May 30, 2010
PLACE of DEATH: Winston Medical Center Nursing Home
OCCUPATION: Retired Store Clerk
BACKGROUND: Member of Assembly of God Movement

SURVIVED BY: Husband: J. B. Jackson, Louisville, MS
1 son: Randy Jackson, Louisville, MS
1 sister: Dorothy Cumberland Files, DeKalb, MS
1 brother: Lonnie Cumberland, Louisville, MS
3 grandchildren: Jacob Keith Jackson, Maggie Grace Jackson and
Thomas Ray Jackson


VISITATION: Sunday, June 1, 2010, 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, Louisville

SERVICE: 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel, Louisville

OFFICIATING: Rev. Lloyd Adcock, Rev. Mike Miles and Rev. Norman Sanders

BURIAL: Memorial Park Cemetery

PALLBEARERS: Greg Henderson, Patrick Holdiness, Michael Tolbert, Bode Tolbert,
Darrell Snow and Jeffery Pilgrim
MEMORIALS: Winston Medical Center Nursing Home

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sidney Callahan

Mr. Sidney F. Callahan, Sr., 74, died Saturday, May 29th, at his home in Birmingham, AL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 1st, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Garner officiating. Interment will be in Conn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Callahan was born May 21, 1936, in Mashulaville, MS, the son of Ruby Kate Conn and Bufford Ray Callahan. He was retired from the painting and construction business. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Harthcock, a sister, Evonne Young, and a brother, Thomas Ray Callahan. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Ellis Callahan of Birmingham, AL; two daughters, Diane Jones of Birmingham, AL, and Wendy Ward of Jonesboro, AR; two sons, Sidney “Bubba” Callahan, Jr., and Dennis Callahan, both of Weir, MS; eleven grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren. Pallbearers are Tombo Callahan, Craig Callahan, Tim Ward, Cory Fischer, Ryan Fischer, and Zane Callahan. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Craig Estes

NAME: Mr. Craig Estes
DATE of BIRTH: November 8, 1961
AGE: 48
DATE of DEATH: May 26, 2010
PLACE of DEATH: 1842 Young Crossing Road
OCCUPATION: Retired from Louisville Utilities System, Electric Department

BACKGROUND: Member of First United Methodist Church

SURVIVED BY: 1 daughter: Hope Estes, Jackson, MS
1 son: Brett Estes, Louisville, MS
Parents: Jerry and Ilene Fuller Estes, Louisville, MS
1 sister: Cherie Bell and Jim, Caledonia, MS
2 nephews: Brandon and Logan Bell


VISITATION: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, Louisville

SERVICE: 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 28, 2010
First United Methodist Church, Louisville, MS

OFFICIATING: Rev. Bobby Joe Butler, Rev. Mike Childs, Mike Fuller

BURIAL: Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery

PALLBEARERS: Keith Ming, Carl Flake, Ronnie Flake, Danny Fuller, Steve Ball, Joey Estes,
Hal Estes, Patrick Estes

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: 2009 Senior Class Football Team

MEMORIALS: St. Jude’s or Palmer Home

Friday, May 21, 2010

Jean Fancher Smith

Mrs. Jean Fancher Smith, 82, died Friday, May 21, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, May 23rd, at Betheden Cemetery, with Rev. Arthur Story and Rev. Billy Bowie officiating. Interment will be in Betheden Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was born April 23, 1928, in Columbus, MS. She was a Registered Nurse, and was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the adult choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Smith. She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth “Frankie” McKenzie of Louisville; and a brother, Fant G. Fancher of Edwards, MS. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 547, Louisville, MS, 39339.
Porter Funeral Home

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Annie Mae Edmond

Annie Mae Edmond, 86, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the Berkshire Nursing & Rehab. Center, Forest Park, Illinois.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 22, 2010, at 2 p.m., from the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Louisville, Mississippi. Burial will be in the Rocky Hill Cemetery. - Beck Funeral Home

Bruner Myers

Bruner Myers

6:00 - 8:00 P. M.



Mr. Bruner Myers, 71, of Noxapater, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at his residence.

He was a native of Neshoba County and had lived in Winston County for the past 50 years. He farmed most of his life. Mr. Myers was Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Myers; daughter, Brenda Goodin and her husband, Clarence; granddaughter, Hillary Goodin all of Noxapater;
and sister, Virginia Manning of Roxana, IL.

Howard Lang

Graveside services for Howard Lang were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Cemetery in Collinsville with the Rev. Hal Bates officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Lang, 68, of Collinsville, died, Monday, May 17, 2010, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include his daughter, Julie Shook and her husband, Nick, of Petal; son, Michael Lang of Collinsville; grandchild, Abby Gail Shook; brother, Clayton Lang and his wife, Henrietta, of DeKalb; sisters, Helen Bridges of Louisville, Mary Ezell of Bailey and Betty Rawlings and her husband, Lindy, of Starkville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gail Cunningham Lang; parents, C.T. and Mattie Sue Withers Lang; brother, Johnnie Lang; and sisters, Barbara Stephens and Margaret Landstreet.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
Pallbearers were his nephews, family and friends.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lawson "L.B." Quinn

Lawson "L.B." Quinn
(Died May 19, 2010)

Arrangements incomplete at this time - Porter Funeral Home

Robert Lee "Bob" Coleman

Robert Lee "Bob" Coleman--Visitation: Friday May 21, 2010, 5 PM-8 PM @ Coleman Funeral Home. Funeral: Saturday May 22, 2010 @ 11 AM @ Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman,MS. Interment: Enon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Enon CP Church in Ackerman,MS.

Collin Gage Cook

DATE LINE: Louisville, MS
NAME: Infant Collin Gage Cook
DATE of BIRTH: May 15, 2010
DATE of DEATH: May 15, 2010
PLACE of DEATH: Oktibbeha County Hospital
SURVIVED BY: Mother: Sarah Crowson Cook
Grandparents: Chris and Penny Crowson

VISITATION: The Family would like friends and family to come by to help them celebrate the Homegoing of Collin on Saturday, May 22, 2010, beginning at 3 p.m. at Wess Chapel Baptist Church Family Life Center.

SERVICE: Private Graveside Service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010
Nowell-Massey Funeral Home handling arrangements


BURIAL: Memorial Park Cemetery

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

William Edmonson

William Edmonson 78, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at home. (Memorial, 662-328-4432).

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Edmund Junta Fisher, Jr.

Edmund Junta Fisher, Jr., 19, passed away on May 10, 2010, from an auto accident, on Hwy. 15 South, Union, Mississippi.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 15, 2010, at 3 p.m., from Jerusalem Temple Church, Philadelphia, Mississippi, with burial in the Donald Rest Cemetery.

James Arthur (Sonny) Wade

Mr. James Arthur “Sonny” Wade, 70, died Friday, May 14, 2010 at the V. A. Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 17, 2010, at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dewitt Cutts officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS. Mr. Wade was born September 9, 1939, in Madison County, MS. He was a mechanic, and a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp. He is survived by his son, Robin Scott Wade of Weir, MS; a sister, Wilma Thornton of Brandon; a brother, William Ray Wade of Brandon; 5 grandchildren: Tonya Bates, Robyn Mitchell, Shannon Pearson, Chance Wade, and Brittany Wade; 7 great grandchildren: Memory Mitchell, Dalton Bates, Hunter Bates, Timothy Berry, Diane Berry, Autumn Pearson, and Peyton Pearson; his companion of many years, Yvonne Smith; step-children, Jennifer Keith, Traci Smith, and Savanna Smith; and 3 step-grandchildren, Ryan Keith, Emily Keith, and Brayden Edgar.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Larry Kemp

DATE of BIRTH: November 22, 1935
AGE: 74
DATE of DEATH: May 12, 2010
PLACE of DEATH: Louisville Renal Care
OCCUPATION: Retired from U. S. Motors

SURVIVED BY: 1 adopted son: Woodrow Jim, Bogue Chitto, MS
1 sister: Ouida Davidson, Lee, FL
1 nephew: Greg Kemp, Louisville, MS
2 nieces: Danita Shelton, Memphis, TN
Donna Escue, Memphis, TN

PRECEDED IN DEATH: parents: Aubrey and Eula Stokes Kemp



SERVICE: memorial services will be at a later date



Charlie J. (C.J.) Cockrell

NAME: Mr. Charlie Joe “C. J.” Cockrell
DATE of BIRTH: October 23, 1936
AGE: 73
DATE of DEATH: May 14, 2010
PLACE of DEATH: Winston Medical Center Nursing Home
OCCUPATION: Retired Line Man from E.M.E.P.A.
BACKGROUND: Member of Evergreen Baptist Church

SURVIVED BY: wife: Lillie Jean Cockrell, Louisville, MS
4 daughters: Becky Waddell & Larry, Louisville, MS
Jo Ann Blanton & Jerome, Louisville, MS
Anjanette Zinke & Philip, Louisville, MS
Kathy Watkins, McCool, MS
2 sons: Wilson Young, Noxapater, MS
Charles Grady Fuller, Forest, MS
4 brothers: Jerry Cockrell, Ripley, MS
Clifton Cockrell, Noxapater, MS
Dorsey Cockrell, Lexington, MS
Frank Cockrell, Kosciusko, MS
13 grandchildren
7 Great grandchildren



VISITATION: Sunday, May 16, 2010, 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, Louisville

SERVICE: 3:00 P.M. Sunday, May 16, 2010
Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel, Louisville

OFFICIATING: Rev. Charles Davis

BURIAL: Evergreen Baptist Cemetery


Levon Hardin

Levon Hardin, 59, passed away on May 11, 2010, at the Oktibbeha County Medical Center, Starkville, Mississippi.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 15, 2010, at 1 p.m., from the Ebernezer Church of God in Christ, Louisville, Mississippi. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

James C. Jones

Mr. James C. Jones, services will be held Thursday, May 13 at 3pm at Williamsville Baptist Church with burial to follow in Parkway Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 5-8pm and 1-2:30pm on Thursday at Culpepper Funeral Home. Culpepper Funeral Home of Kosciusko is in charge of the arrangements.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tammy Luke Lisenbee

In memory and celebration of the life of Tammy Luke Lisenbee. She was a devoted wife, beloved mother, cherished sister, and blessed daughter.Tammy was many things to many people. Born in Louisville, Mississippi, on January 12, 1960, she was the daughter of Faye Price Luke and the late Jerry Luke. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Luke. She is survived by her husband David; son, Tyler and wife, Megan; daughter, Lauren; mother, Faye Luke; brother, Rick Luke; sister, Jammy Hemphill; sister-in-law, Brenda Smith and husband, Palmer; brother-in-law, Larry Lisenbee and wife, Lucille; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many many cherished friends.Visitation will be today at McClain-Hays Funeral Service in Philadelphia, MS from 4:00 pm-9:00 pm. Celebration Home Going Service will be Thursday, May 13, 2010, at McClain-Hays Chapel at 1:00 pm with interment at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Stallo, MS."Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth...But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven...For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:19-21

Ernest Gray Flora, Jr.

Mr. Ernest Gray Flora, Jr., a prominent businessman and preservationist in Noxubee County, MS for over fifty years, passed away at his home in Macon on Monday, May 10, 2010, after a lengthy illness.
His funeral service will be held at Macon Presbyterian Church on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at 11:00 A.M. with a private graveside service following at Shuqualak Cemetery near Shuqualak, MS. Rev. Phillip Palmertree will officiate at the service. Visitation will be at the Flora residence, located at 100 N. Wayne Street in Macon, today from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.
Memorials may be made to Macon Presbyterian Church Arthur Varner 10901 Hwy. 145, Macon, MS 39341, Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746 Columbus, MS 39703, Noxubee County Historical Society Anderson Thomas, 108 N Jefferson Street, Macon, MS 39341 or to Central Academy P.O. Box, 231 Macon, MS 39341.

Mrs. Obera Williams.

NAME: Mrs. Obera M. Williams
DATE of BIRTH: October 9, 1923
AGE: 86 DATE of DEATH: May 11, 2010
PLACE of DEATH: Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland, MS
OCCUPATION: Retired from Spartus Corporation and personnel caregiver

Member of Whitehall United Methodist Church. For the last 19 years, she was a caregiver for many people throughout Winston County and this was her generous gift to the many families she came in contact with. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend who loved her family and loved to cook and have loved ones visit with her.

Survived by: 1 son: Ray Bolton & Shelly, Louisville, MS
2 daughters: Billie Lane Hood & Bill, Starkville, MS
Pat Bagwell & Carl, Jackson, MS
1 daughter-in-law: Sharyn Williams, Nashville, TN
5 grandchildren
7 great grandchildren
1 great great grandchild

PRECEDED IN DEATH: parents: Elbert Dempsey and Ella Hudspeth Dempsey
husband: Robert Bilbo Williams, Sr.
son: Robert B. “Butch” Williams, Jr.

VISITATION: Saturday, May15, 2010, 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.
Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, Louisville

SERVICE: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 15, 2010
Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel, Louisville

OFFICIATING: Rev. Stacy Parvin & Rev. Leslie “Bo” Mills

BURIAL: Whitehall Methodist Cemetery

PALLBEARERS: Allen Morgan, Joe Morgan, Allen Goodin,
Ronnie Mitchell, Kim Webb, Billie Jack Parks

MEMORIALS: Whitehall United Methodist Church Elevator Fund

Jeanette Burnside Clemons (Daidie)

Mrs. Jeanette Burnside Clemons(Daidie) was born August 16, 1959 in Neshoba County to Lloyd and Mary Louis Burnside.

On February 14, 1997 , she united in holy matrimony to Keith Clemons.

She was preceded in death by both her parents, Mary and Boy Burnside; two sisters, Dorothy Burnside and Lena Mae Craig and one brother, Ivonne Burnside.

Jeanette leaves cherished memories to her devoted husband, Keith Clemons of thirteen years; two daughters, LaKesha Jones (Alex) and ShaKayla Clemons both of Philadelphia, MS., one son, Homer L. Green (Crystal Ann) of Tampa, FL., one step-son, Keith D. Cole of Philadelphia, MS., four wonderful grandchildren, Darrion Burnside, Keambre and Lexi Jones of Philadelphia, MS., and Eva M. Green of Tampa, FL., Jeanette's passing also leaves a void in the lives of the following surviving siblings, sisters, Bonnie Holloway (Larry) of Meridian, MS., Rebecca Yarbrough (James) and Kathy Burnside of Philadelphia, MS., brothers, Willis Burnside, E. L. Burnside both of Philadelphia, MS., and Arnold Burnside of Lincoln, NE., and a host of uncles, aunts, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and othe relatives and friends.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hilda Bell "Gene" Smith

Hilda Bell "Gene" Smith, 82, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2010, in Charlotte, NC.
Visitation will be 6-8pm Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram, MS. Services will be 1 pm Friday, May 7, 2010, in the funeral home chapel followed by internment at Lakewood South.
Mrs. Smith was a native of Winston County, MS, born March 20, 1928, to Eddie and Laura Eaves Bell. She retired from AT&T as an operator and was a member of Telephone Pioneers. Mrs. Smith had been a member at First Baptist Church in Monroe, NC, McDowell Rd. Baptist Church and Alta Woods Baptist Church of Jackson, and Bethel Baptist Church in Winston County, MS
She is preceded in death by her husband, Myron Smith. Survivors include her sons, Richard Smith (Karen) of Indian Trail, NC and Edward Smith of Atlanta, GA; brother, Devon Bell of Lake Village, AR and Bobby Bell of Newnan, GA; and five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Lauralyn, Lucas, Grayson and Annaliese.
Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Christian Services, 142 Airport Rd., Ste K, Arden, NC 28704, to assist domestic and international adoptions.
On line guest book at

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mrs. Pearlie Mae Triplett

Mrs. Pearlie Mae Triplett, 90, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2010, at the Winston County Nursing Home, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be Sunday, May 9, 3:00 p.m., from the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Louisville, Mississippi, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from the funeral home from 12 noon until 6 p.m. Beck Funeral Home in Charge.

Howard E. Webb Jr.

Howard E. (Pop) Webb, Jr., 79, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at his home in Bogota, Colombia, South America. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 1, 2010, at United Church of Bogota in Bogota, Colombia, South America.
He was born September 9, 1930, and graduated from high school in Louisville, MS. Mr. Webb retired from the Oil industry in South America where he worked for many years and made his home.
Survivors include: wife, Lucia Valencia Webb; daughter and son-in-law, Denise Webb Posada and Juan Emilio Posada; twin granddaughters, Emilia and Maria Antonio Posada, all of Bogota, Colombia, SA; and his sister, Sylvia Webb Power (Mrs. Charles D. Power) of Hattiesburg, MS.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard E. Webb, Sr. and Inez Price Webb of Louisville, MS.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 547, Louisville, MS 39339 or French Camp Academy 40 Mecklin Ave. French Camp, MS 39745.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Phillisine Glass

Phillisine Glass, 57, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2010, at her home in Noxapater, Mississippi.

Funeral service will be Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 2 p.m., from the Mount Pleasant #2 Missionary Baptist Church, Noxapater, Mississippi. Burial will be at the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Noxapater, Mississippi.
Beck Funeral Home in Charge.

Earsl McDonald

Earsl McDonald 46, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at his home, in Noxapater, Mississippi.Funeral Services, will be Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at 1 p.m., from the Beck Funeral Home, with burial in the Memorial Garden cemetery.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Opal Trussell McKnight

Opal Trussell McKnight--Visitation: Thursday May 6, 2010, 9 AM-Service Time @ Coleman Funeral Home. Funeral: Thursday May 6, 2010 @ 11 AM @ Coleman Funeral Home. Interment: Enon Cemetery

Sara Catherine Branning Henderson

Sara Catherine Branning Henderson, 89, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2010 in Birmingham, Alabama at the UAB Medical Center. Visitation will be from 5 - 7pm on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home on Highland Colony Parkway, and the funeral will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at First United Methodist Church of Ridgeland. Burial will follow at Jessamine Cemetery in Ridgeland. Mrs. Henderson was born in French Camp, MS on November 22, 1920. She spent the majority her life residing in Ridgeland, MS. Mrs. Henderson began her working life with the FBI during WWII; however, she spent most of her career working for the American Pulpwood Association. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ridgeland and served there as a faithful member. Mrs. Henderson was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edwin Lee "Ike" Henderson. She is survived by her sister, Virginia Barber. She leaves behind three children (2 sons and 1 daughter): Ed Henderson and his spouse Betsy Henderson of Hattiesburg, MS, Gary Henderson and his spouse Cindy Henderson of Belle Vista, Arkansas, and Susan Hardy and her spouse, Wayne Hardy of Birmingham, Alabama. She also leaves behind 7 granddaughters, 3 great-grandsons, and 6 great-granddaughters. The family requests that any memorials be given to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS

Clifford "Butch" Whitt

Mr. Clifford D. “Butch” Whitt, resident of Memphis, TN, was born February 2, 1948 in Louisville, MS, died May 3, 2010 in Biloxi, MS at the age of 62. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 from Porter Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Joe Stevens Caldwell officiating, with internment at Memorial Park in Louisville.
He is survived by his wife Mary Anne Caldwell of Memphis, TN, daughter Emily D. (Jon) Aull, Westfield, IN, Mother, Wydell Davis Childs, Louisville, MS, stepson, Benjamin Lee “Thumper” Tutt IV, Memphis, TN, grandchildren Abigail Elaine and Marshall Davis Cornelius, Dothan, AL, Olivia Jean and J. Emerson Whitt Aull, Westfield, IN, Uncle, Orris (Marie) Davis Louisville, MS, and Mitchell (Lois Jean) Davis, Pensacola, FL, Mother in Law, Mrs, Faye Caldwell, Olive Branch, MS and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Junie E. and Inez Mitchell Davis.
He was a graduate of Louisville High School in 1966 and attended Mississippi State University. He was a long time employee of Taylor Machine Works. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and driving his red pick up truck with Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Florida Gators and Memphis Tigers decals displayed on the tailgate. He loved people, greeting people, and never met a stranger. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He loved animals, including his two dogs, Elvis and Sadie.
Pall bearers will be Brian D. Williamson, Johnny Mitchell, Mike Pickett, Ronnie Mitchell, Michael Watkins, Benjamin Lee Tutt IV, John Rukas. Honorary Pall Bearers: Richmond Watkins, Norman White, Walter Clemmons, Berlin Roberson, Marshall Cornelius
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Memphis Humane Society or the American Diabetes Association.