Wednesday, October 19, 2011

William "Dib" Dempsey

Mr. William “Dib” Dempsey, 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus, Mississippi. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 21, 2011, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home from 5 p.m .until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Grady Crowell officiating. Interment will be in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Dempsey was born July 14, 1931, and was retired as a pup wood hauler.
He is survived by seven sisters: Geraldine Dempsey, Virginia Stanley, Louise Dempsey, Pauline Dempsey and Dorothy Stevenson all of Louisville, Mississippi; Charlene Triplett of Noxapater, Mississippi; and Janice McBeth of Carthage, Mississippi; a brother, Harold Dempsey of Ackerman, Mississippi, and a host of nieces and nephews. Mr. Dempsey is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Jessie Tharp Dempsey; his brother, Jack Dempsey; and a sister, Katie Crossland.
Pallbearers will be Jamie Dempsey, Robert Strickland, Henry Strickland, Stacey Littrell, Brian Stevenson, and Willie Earl Stevenson. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, Mississippi, is handling the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at