Thursday, August 29, 2019

Cynthia Lovorn Bethany

Cynthia Lovorn Bethany, 80, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, August 31, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sunday, September 1, 2019, at 3 p.m. in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Wells officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Cynthia was born October 19, 1938, to O. T. and Bonnie Kate Whitehead Lovorn. She was a member of East Louisville Baptist Church and she attended Ellison Ridge Baptist Church. For more than 33 years, she worked in the Louisville Municipal School District as the secretary at Eiland Middle School and later as the Purchasing Agent in the Central Office. She also spent 14 years working for the Mississippi Highway Patrol in Jackson in the bookkeeping department.

Cynthia is survived by her husband of 48 years, Billy Bethany; and her daughter Brigitte Sheridan and husband Ken all of Louisville. She is also survived by her sister Patricia Lovorn Eaves and husband John Arthur of Jackson, Mississippi; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Brumfield, Brady Eaves, Christian Eaves, John Arthur Eaves, John Eaves, Jr., and Sterling Eaves. Memorials in honor of Cynthia may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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