Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Charles "Sonny Boy" Gregory

Mr. Charles Wayne “Sonny Boy” Gregory, 83, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012, at his residence in LouisvilleMississippi.  Visitation will be Thursday, August 23, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in LouisvilleMississippi.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012, at Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Lundy, Rev. Tommy Jones, and Rev. Charles Rook officiating.  Interment will be in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Gregory was born on June 15, 1929, in Winston County.  He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church where he served many years as a deacon and on the cemetery committee.  He worked at B & W in West PointMississippi, from where he retired as a welder after 30 years of service.
Mr. Gregory is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen Gregory, of Louisville.  He is also survived by his daughter, Kathryn Rogers and husband, Bill; his sister, Jewell Burrage and husband, Prentice; and his sister-in-law, Doard Bell Gregory, all of Louisville.   He is survived by two grandchildren:  William Rogers and wife, Amy, of EnterpriseMississippi; and Stephanie Hoskins and husband, Michael, of HopkinsvilleKentucky.   He has five great-grandchildren:  Charles William Rogers, Will Rogers, Ahlevia Hoskins, Mary Hoskins, and Lily Hoskins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James T. and Maybell Nowell Gregory; and two brothers, Edgar (Opal) Gregory and Olyn Gregory.
Pallbearers will be Larry Gregory, Billy Burrage, Walter Jernigan, Donnie Gregory, Jimmy Burrage, Henry Jernigan, Harvey Swearingen, and David Jernigan.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Gregory, Tommy McKinley, and Perry Robertson.  Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o David Holder, 359 Palmer RoadLouisvilleMS 39339Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue,LouisvilleMS.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.