Saturday, May 8, 2021

Lora Lee Holland

Mrs. Lora Lee Holland, 102, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. A funeral service is planned for Monday, May 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Macon, MS with Dr. Jeff Holland and Bro. Bill Ross officiating her Celebration of Life. Interment will follow in Oddfellows Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 105 Dent St., Macon, MS 39341.
 
Lora was born in Calhoun City, MS on August 4, 1918. She graduated from Calhoun City school where she was an outstanding basketball player. She attended East Mississippi Junior College but soon left to marry her beloved H. O. Holland. She worked at various jobs throughout her adult life and retired in 1982 from Junior Food Mart in Macon. She lived in Louisville, MS until 1970 when they moved to Macon, Mississippi. She resided in Macon until 2018 when she moved to Winston County Medical Center Nursing Home, Louisville and lived until her death. She worshipped and served at Calvary Baptist Church while in Macon. One of her favorite ministries at Calvary was a greeting card service. She mailed thousands of cards to friends and fellow church members to encourage and uplift them. She loved to sing, had a beautiful alto voice and was a dedicated choir member at Calvary. She and Mr. Holland prepared the Lord’s Supper for years. She was a loving Jesus follower and a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Lora is preceded in death by her parents; George and Estelle Lee; by her husband of over 57 years, H.O. Holland, Sr; and by four of her siblings: Marie Goforth of Memphis, TN; Lillian Thomas of Water Valley, MS; Helen White of West Point, MS; and Wanda Harrelson of Memphis, TN.

Mrs. Holland is survived by two sons: H.O. (Linda) Holland of Pascagoula, MS, and Kenny (Linda) Holland of Eupora, MS; one sister: Nellie Yelverton of Memphis, TN; one brother: G.C. Lee, Jr. of Hendersonville, TN. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Jeff, Kevin, Ken, and Robin Holland, Tracey Lajoie, (Jim), and by eight great grandchildren-Connor, Cade, Cassidy, Jackson, Hayes, Ethan, Alyssa Holland, and Evan Lajoie.

Nolan Riley Norris

Graveside services for Nolan Riley Norris will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Union City Cemetery. Bro. Matt Mohering will officiate. Nolan, age 2, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

He is survived by his loving parents, Jacob and Madison Orr Norris; one sister, Hadley Norris; one brother, Wyatt Norris; maternal grandparents: Greg Orr of Brandon; Mary Orr of Union; paternal grandmother, Tawana Holmes of House; great-grandparents: Cathy Sanders; Helen Hooks of Louisville; Ray & Wilda Rigdon and numerous aunts, uncles, & cousins.

 Nolan Riley Norris is preceded in death by: his grandfathers: Johnny Norris and Frank Sanders.
Pallbearers: Jacob Norris, Shawn McMillan, Butch Adcock, & Michael Oates.

Samuel Jones

Samuel Jones, 43, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, MS. Arrangements are incomplete pending Post Mortem Examination. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Roman Tequnise Mosley

Roman Tequnise Mosley, 38, of Louisville, MS., passed on May 3, 2021, at the University Medical Center, Jackson, MS. Arrangements are incomplete pending Post Mortem Examination. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Larry Burton

Mr. Larry Clarence Burton, 60, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Weir, MS. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 9th, at Crape Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, near Stewart, MS, with Rev. Terry Corley and Rev. Brad Latham officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Larry was born March 23, 1961, in Ackerman, MS. He graduated from Hernando High School, and attended Northeast Community College. Larry was a mechanic by trade and owned and operated several businesses in Louisville and Ackerman. Most recently, he raised poultry and cattle on his farm near Weir, MS, and was well known for his produce and grew and sold for several years. He was preceded in death by his father, L. C. Burton, and his mother, Norma Ruth Henning Gregg.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Prewitt Burton of Weir, MS; his sisters, Jane (Paul) Wood of Louisville, and Nancy (Mike) Nail of Stewart, MS; brothers, David (Sonrisa) Burton of Brandon, MS, Ron Gregg of Grenada, and Perry (Shauna) Gregg of Senatobia, MS; and special cousins, Barbara Threet and Dewayne Henning.

Pallbearers will be Joey Hood, Brian Shearer, Ray Shearer, Benji Shearer, Johnny Henson, and Kyle Henson.

Memorials may be made to Crape Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o Barbara Threet, 3219 Crape Creek Road, Stewart, MS, 39767.





June Watson Woodruff

Mrs. June Anne Watson Woodruff, 72, passed away on May 5, 2021, in Coral Springs, FL. She received her Masters degree in English at the University of Southern Mississippi, and worked as a supervisor in apartment management.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kathleen and George P. Watson, Jr.

She is survived by her brother, George P. Watson, III, of Louisville; and a nephew, Pate Watson.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.































James W. Spears

Mr. James Wallace “J.W.” Spears, 89 passed away on May 6, 2021, at his home in Brandon, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 11th at Grace Baptist Church in Brandon, MS, with Rev. Jeff Walker officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until the service time at the church. Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday at Center Ridge Methodist Cemetery in Winston County. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

J.W. was born February 15, 1932, in Neshoba County. He was the owner and operator of Spears Barber Shop for 50 years, and he was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Brandon. He was an Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. J.W. enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as tending to his garden. He was preceded in death by one son, Dave Spears; his parents, Lora Icy Spears and James Clinton Spears; and his siblings, Gladys, Faye, Jay, and Edley.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Carr Spears of Brandon, MS; his daughter, Pam (Mike) Broadway of Brandon, MS; one son, Jim Spears of Brandon, MS; his sister, Gertie Blackmon of D’lo, MS; 4 grandchildren, Zachary Spears, Joshua Broadway, Joseph Broadway, and Whitney Spann; and 7 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mike Broadway, Joshua Broadway, Joseph Broadway, Kerron Spann, Zachary Spears, and Barry Storey.





Thursday, May 6, 2021

Wade D. Henson

Wade D. Henson, 83, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at St. Dominic Hospital, in Jackson, MS. Mr. Henson was born May 23, 1937, in Choctaw County, MS, to Telmon and Ruby (McHan) Henson. He was an educator and coach for 10 years, and a retired business owner for 50 years.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Mark Mayo officiating. Burial will follow at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. till service time at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Attending pallbearers will be Ronny Wayne Prewitt, David Vaughn, Bill Wade, Ronnie Joe Prewitt, Adam Boggan, Doug Moore, Woody Vowell, and Dan Melton. Honorary pallbearers are C.A. King, Glennice Ming, Wendell Morgan, Billy Black, J.W. Black, Donald Chandler, and Harvey Cook.

Mr. Henson is survived by his wife, Patricia (Prewitt) Henson of Weir, MS; 1 son, Johnny(Laila) Henson of Weir, MS; 2 daughters, Suzanne(Barry) Kelley of Madison, MS, Tammy(Robert) Toombs of Ackerman, MS; and 1 sister, Shirley(Bobby) Prewitt of Weir, MS. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Kate Henson, Jensen(Caleb) Vasquez, Kyle(Brooke) Henson, Laiken(Jon) Moore, Laura Ann(Davis) Edwards, Makenzie Toombs, Mary Grace Kelley, Landon Toombs, Karlee Beth Kelley, and Jeremiah Kelley; and 4 great-grandchildren, Sofia Vasquez, Alexandra Vasquez, Ruby Kingery, and Oren Kingery.

Mr. Henson was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 brother, Billy Kent Henson.

Memorials may be made to Beulah Cemetery located near Weir, MS, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or charity of choice.

Pearlean Yarbrough McReynolds

Mrs. Pearlean Yarbrough McReynolds, 73, of Louisville, MS., passed on Monday, May 3, 2021, at the Louisville Health Care Center, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Union Chapel Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. 

She was born to the Parents, of Henry Miller and Isabella Yarbrough. She was a Retired Educator from the Louisville Public Schools and a Loyal Alumna from Alcorn State University. 

She was preceded in death by her, parents, Henry and Isabella Miller, Three Brothers; Henry Lee Yarbrough, Willie Lee Yarbrough(Arlexis), and Troy Yarbrough (Ruthie),; Sisters, Mae Ellen Yarbrough and Odessa Ann Ransom, Special Cousin/Sister. Also, preceded by a number of In-Laws. 

She is survived by: Husband, Columbus McReynolds, Daughter; Dr. Melanie R. McReynolds, of Princeton, NJ., ;Sisters, Stella Parker(James, Los Angeles, CA., Lucy Washington, Joliet, IL., Julia Mae Yarbrough(Roy), Chicago, IL., ; Brother, Joe Louis Yarbrough(Kathy), of Louisville, MS., A host of In-Laws, Nieces, Nephews and other Relatives and Friends. 

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Marilyn Joyce Phillips

Mrs. Marilyn Joyce Phillips, 39, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at her home. A Memorial Service will be conducted at a later date by the Family. Marilyn, was born to the parents of Teddy Foster and Lady Hughes Foster on July 14, 1981, in Winston County Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her father; Teddy, and Sister, Amanda Joyce Foster.

She is survived by: son, Melachi L. Ashford of Louisville, MS.; and daughter, Charity Ashford, of Louisville, MS.; Mother, Lady Hughes Foster, Brothers; Teddy Foster, Jr., (Romekia),Alexander Foster(Angela), Marcus Foster (Cassanda), Dariel Foster (Shenoa), Sisters; Elizabeth Jimmerson(James), her finance; Roderick Thomas, a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and other relatives and friends. Beck Funeral Home Of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

William Edwards

Mr. William Edwards, 83, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at his home. Funeral Service will be Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 1 p.m., from the Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Edwards, was born to the Parents of Cecil Howard Edwards and Mable Rebecca Sanders, on December 15, 1937 and was raised by his Aunt Sadie Pulliam, in Winston County Mississippi.

He is survived by, Wife, Frances Glenn Edwards, ; Two Daughters, Carolyn Shields and Angela Edwards Goss, 8 Grands, 4 Great Grands, Two Step-Daughters, Two Step-Sons; one sister, Sarah Edwards Walker of Saint Louis, Mo., Two Half Brothers; , Three Half Sisters, a host of Nieces, Nephews and other Relatives and Friends.

James Earl Triplett

Mr. James Earl Triplett, 60, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at the Winston County Hospital, Louisville, MS. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11 a.m., from Saint James Presbyterian Church, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home.

Mr. Triplett, was born to the Parents of Leroy Triplett and Helen Triplett on March 28, 1961, in Winston County Mississippi.

He was preceded in death by, one Brother; Lemone Triplett(Tracey), and one brother-in-law, Henry Clay Robbins.

He is survived by: Mother, Helen Triplett, Louisville, MS., Brothers; Henry Triplett,(Phylis), and Randy Triplett, both of Noxapater, MS., Theodore Triplett, (Debbie), Iowa Colony, TX., Sisters, Ruth Robbins, Nannie Finch(Robert), and Debra Haynes(Dwight), all of Louisville, MS., Annette Triplett of Houston, TX., A host of Nieces, Nephews and other relatives and Friends. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Bobby Barentine

Bobby Joe Barrentine, 76, of Ackerman, died May 2, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. Mr. Barrentine was a longtime educator in the Festus R-6 School District in Missouri and an assistant principal with the Louisville School System in Mississippi. He was a deacon and member of Chester Baptist Church; a member of the Festus-Crystal City Lions Club, and a member of the Shekinah Masonic Lodge. Born on December 31, 1944, he was the son of the late Norman Floyce Barrentine and Sarah Ellen (Dean) Barrentine.

He is survived by his wife: Betty (McCafferty) Barrentine of Ackerman; two sons: Roger Alan (Dana) Barrentine of Hillsboro, Missouri, and Timothy Ryan Barrentine of St. Peters, Missouri; two brothers: Jimmy (Allene) Barrentine of Hattiesburg and John (Nancy) Barrentine of Vancleave; two sisters: Ruby (the late Zelma) McKnight of Gautier and Betty (the late Freddie) McKnight of Pascagoula; three grandchildren: Samantha Barrentine, Landry Barrentine, and Bobby Barrentine of Hillsboro, Missouri; one brother in law: John David (Lynn) McCafferty of Eupora and one sister in law: Syble Weeks of Mathiston; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: James (Jetty) Barrentine of Teague, Texas, and Billy Dean (Mary Alice) Barrentine of Bentonia, Miss.; one sister: Nancy (Roy) Benton of Weatherford, Texas; and four grandparents.

Known by many simply as "Mr. B," he was beloved as a teacher, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Bob came out a hero and stayed strong until the end. He loved a simple life including rescuing stray animals, working outside on his farm, sharing produce from his garden, volunteering at church, teaching Sunday school, and watching sports on TV.

One of the most important things to him was his family and their well-being. His grandchildren brought him great pleasure, and he reveled in their accomplishments and successes.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 7, from noon -2 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, Miss. Services, conducted by Pastor Rob Faulk, will be held immediately following at the funeral home with a graveside service and interment at the Bowles Family Cemetery in Bywy. The family is requesting that masks be worn at the visitation and services.

In lieu of flowers, the family has kindly requested that memorials be made to Chester Baptist Church, 177 West Road, Ackerman, MS 39735 or the Bowles Family Cemetery, c/o Betty Barrentine, 3625 Bywy Road, Ackerman, MS 39735.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Dixie Broadwell

Mrs. Dixie Lee Broadwell, 76, passed away Thursday April 29, 2021 at Winston Medical Center in Louisville. Graveside services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, May 3rd at 4:00 pm with Rev Mike Childs officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Broadwell was born October 19, 1944 in Houston, Texas, to Gerald William Burmeister and Wilma Lee Goodnight Burmeister. She was a longtime resident of Houston and later Los Vegas before moving to Philadelphia MS. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Broadwell moved to Louisville. Her career as an executive secretary afforded her the opportunity to work in several different industries. Dixie was a champion bowler winning many trophies, titles and championships all over the United States throughout the years. She was inducted into the Houston Bowling Hall of Fame and was a member of the USA bowling team winning two gold medals, the eqivalent of an Olympic gold medal.

Mrs. Broadwell is survived by her sister, Gerry (Charles) Clark of Louisville; nephew Chuck Clark; nieces Courtney (Evan) Buxner and Samantha (Britt) Bookout, as well as 4 great nephews and one great niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Wayne Broadwell.

Memorials may be made to the Media Fund at First Methodist Church, P. O. Box 523, Louisville, MS, 39339.
 





Tuesday, April 27, 2021

William John Lean, Jr,

Mr. William John Lean, Jr., 60 passed away on April 25, 2021, at his home in Sturgis, MS. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 1st at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Lean was born August 14, 1960, in Michigan. He was a machinist for PCS in Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy Ann and William John Lean, Sr.; and a sister, Tracy Montgomery.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Sue Beasley Lean of Sturgis, MS; a son, Geoffrey Austin Lean of Sturgis, MS; three daughters, Shannon Renee Hilliard of Louisville, Katrina Marie Sixkiller of Starkville, MS, and Cassandra Ann Merlini of Michigan; a sister, Dawn Marie Engle of Michigan; a brother, David Alan Lean of Michigan; and eight grandchildren.





Sunday, April 25, 2021

Mary Waudine Akins

Funeral Services for Mary Waudine Akins will be held Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Dr. Mike Carr officiating and Pam Fulton delivering the eulogy. Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until time of service. Burial will follow in Henry’s Chapel Cemetery in Neshoba County.

McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Akins, 94, of Philadelphia, died Friday, April 23, 2021, at her son's home.

A native of Neshoba County, she was manager of TWL and later owner/manager of City Market. She loved gardening, quilting, sewing and needle point. Mrs. Akins was a member of Henry’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Norma Byrd (Ben) and Debbie Steed (Ricky); son, Dwight Akins (Faye); four grandchildren, Memory Bell, Teddy Martin, Andy Stewart and Chris Stewart; four great-grandchildren, Zach Stewart, Zoey Bell, Marley Bell and Wrenlee Bell; one brother, Hays Posey.

Mrs. Akins was preceded in death by husband, Elmer Crawley Akins; father, William Frank Posey; mother, Mabel Pearl Posey; infant sister, Audine Posey and infant brother, Lomer Hays Posey.

Pallbearers are Keith Lillis, Fred Grant, Guy Holley, David Byars, Jerry Hays Posey, James Chaney, and Hunter Holley.

In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Ernestine Triplett

Mrs. Ernestine Triplett, 95, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Friday, April 23, 2021, at her home. Graveside service will be Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 2 p.m., from Union Chapel Church Cemetery. No Public Viewing.

Mrs. Triplett, was born on October 11, 1925, in Winston County Mississippi, to the parents, of Teddy Walker and Tommie Lee Burnside.

She was Married to Mr. Monroe (Hot) Triplett, in 1951, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Triplett dedicated her life to Jehovah and was baptized in 1986. Until failing health she was active in the Ministry preaching and teaching others about the Good New of the Kingdom.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Walker of Cleveland, OH., and one grandchild, Nicole also of Cleveland, OH., a host of Nieces, Nephews and other Cousins and relatives.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.




Patrina LaChaun Baker

Miss Patrina LaChaun Baker, 46, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at her home. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 1 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery.

She was born June 23, 1974, to the Parents of Bobby Ray Baker and Ruth Carpenter of Winston County Mississippi.

She is survived by her son, Gregory LaShun Baker of Louisville, MS., Parents; Bobby Ray Baker and Ruth Baker Liddell both Louisville, MS., her brother; Casey Bernard Baker of Louisville, MS., Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and other relatives and friends.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Maggie Cinderella Kincaid

Mrs. Maggie Cinderella Kincaid, 98 of Louisville, MS., passed at her residence on Friday, April 23, 2021. Graveside Services will be Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., from Harrington Cemetery, Louisville, MS., Visitation will be Monday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home.

She was born to the parents of Sam Jackson and Lue Roberson Jackson on July 22, 1922, in Winston County Mississippi.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Authur Kincaid and son; Eddie Kincaid.

She is survived by her Children: Walter Davis(Mary), Calvin Kincaid, Dennis Kincaid, Oteria Davis, Louvera Kincaid, Lynette Coleman, Barzette McNeese, Marjorie Jordan and Darnell Paige(Jerry); 20 Grands, 31 Great Grands, and 16 Great Great Grands, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Mary Helen Hunt

Mrs. Mary Helen Hunt, 89, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at home in Louisville surrounded by her family, loved ones and her faithful poodle, Molly. Graveside services and interment will be held at Antioch Cemetery in Winston County, at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 21st, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. at Porter Funeral Home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hunt was born on July 2, 1931, in Jackson, Tenn, to Leland and Eva (Johnson) Barnhardt. She was a lifelong resident of Louisville. After working many years at Robbins Bible and Book Store, Mary Helen dedicated herself to caring for her family and helping to raise her grandchildren.

She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She volunteered with the hospital auxiliary and helped with the gift shop for many years. She also enjoyed growing flowers at her home appreciating the beauty of nature.

She is survived by a son, Richard (Brenda) Hunt of Louisville: a daughter-in-law Ethel Hunt; 4 Grand Daughters, Mary Catherine Haynes, Julie Elizabeth Hunt, Candice Miller and Tammy Hunt; 5 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Sarah Talamantez of Holland, Ohio, Betty Robbins of Holland, Ohio, Anne Haskins of Sebastian, Florida, and 1 brother, Robert Taylor of Oregon, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Husband, Everett Hunt; Son, James Hunt; and her sisters, Jeanette Bronson and Carolyn Jeakle.

Memorials in her memory may be made to Antioch Cemetery Fund.





Monday, April 19, 2021

Kevin Vanderveen

Kevin M. Vanderveen, age 64, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tim Horton officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 1:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi.

Kevin was born September 4, 1956, to Calvin and Trudy Hyde Vanderveen. He was a member of Pinelake Church. Kevin was a hard worker and he loved to fish. Most of all, he loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with family.

Kevin is survived by his children: Julie Claire Vanderveen of Louisville, Chloe Vanderveen of Denver, Colorado, Logan Vanderveen of Brandon, Mississippi, and Rhett Vanderveen also of Denver. He also leaves behind his mother Trudy Vanderveen, his sister Debbie Borger, and his brother Tim Vanderveen all of Denver. One of his greatest joys was being “Pop” to his two grandchildren: Claire and Brecken Vanderveen. He was preceded in death by his father Calvin Vanderveen, his brother Brian Vanderveen, and his former wife Melissa Dempsey.

Serving as pallbearers are Logan Vanderveen, Seth Smith, Cole Ellingburg, and Blake Ellingburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in memory of Kevin be given to Nowell Massey Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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.





Edna Prisock Woodard

Edna Prisock Woodard, age 69, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2021, at her residence in Helena, Alabama. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 22 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Blanchard officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Interment will follow in Murphy Creek Cemetery.

Edna was born December 6, 1951, to Edward and Earline Hindman Prisock. She was a member of Murphy Creek Baptist Church and most recently attended Yellow Creek Baptist Church. Edna retired from Mississippi State University as a Human Resources Coordinator. She enjoyed reading and traveling especially to the beach and the mountains. Edna was a loving and caring grandmother who enjoyed spending time with and reading stories to her children and grandchildren. She also lovingly cross stitched many gifts for family and friends. Edna loved gardening and she was especially known for growing tomatoes.

Edna is survived by her children: Stacey Woodard Farish and husband Matthew of Helena, Alabama, Ryan Woodard and wife Chelsea of Columbus, Mississippi, and Katelyn Woodard (Brennan Langford) of Birmingham, Alabama. She is also survived by her siblings: Clyde (Theresa) Prisock, Mike (Carolyn) Prisock, and Tim Prisock all of Louisville. One of her greatest joys was being “Omi” to her eight grandchildren: Taylor, Hayden, and Gavin Farish; Anna, Evan, Rozalyn, and Connor Woodard; and Brenlie Langford. She was preceded in death by her parents and the father of her children Richard “Dickie” Woodard.

Serving as pallbearers are Chris Prisock, Drew Prisock, Jake Prisock, Jordan Prisock, Brennan Langford, and Clay Stockman. Honorary pallbearers are Ryan Woodard, Matthew Farish, Ricky Hindman, Terry Hindman, and Matthew “Peko” Peacock. Memorials in honor of Edna may be given to Nowell-Massey Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses.

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.










Friday, April 16, 2021

Eddie Lee Love

Eddie Lee Love, 79, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Specialty Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ruth Cemetery, Macon, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, April 15, 2021

Glenda Jane Cook

Glenda Jane Cook, 79, passed away on Tuesday April 13, 2021 while in the hospital in Memphis, TN. She was born on February 21, 1942 in the Simpson Community outside of Weir, MS in Choctaw County, MS to Milton Dean and Avonell (Hall) Dean. She was the third of their five children.

She was a graduate of Weir High School and Holmes Junior College. She was employed for five years with the Choctaw School System. She spent most of her adult life as a homemaker and loving wife to Harvey and mother to Steve Cook and Gina Moore (Cook). As a mother, she spent much time sewing clothes for her daughter during her daughter's childhood, teenage, and college years. She truly enjoyed sewing and was gifted in this area. She also enjoyed cooking and always had homemade meals prepared for her family. She also welcomes her children's teenage friends to meals and sleep over parties. Several of those friends spent the night on a regular basis. Sewing, cooking, and extending hospitality were truly her gifts and she used those to the best of her ability. The door was always open and she touched the lives of many during this time.

She was an active member of Weir Baptist Church and taught preschool Sunday School for all the years her children were at home, and she was also a member of the choir during this time. After her children, she spent time working as a substitute teacher for Weir School. In the later years of her life, she enjoyed spending time with her two granddaughters, Olivia and Ashley Moore. She loved having them spend the night, and she always had chicken and dumplings ready for them.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM, at Weir Baptist Church in Weir, MS with Rev. Jarod Busby and Rev. Mark Mayo officiating. The burial will follow at New Haven Cemetery in the Simpson Community of Weir, MS. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Weir Baptist Church at 1:00 PM prior to the service. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman is in charge of all arrangements.

Jane is survived by Harvey Cook, her husband of fifty-nine years, her son Steve Cook of Plano, TX, her daughter Gina Moor (Cook), son-in-law Kevin Moore, and two granddaughters, Olivia and Ashley Moore all of Starkville, MS. She is also survived by a brother, Johnny Dean and sister-in-law, Beth Dean of Calhoun City, MS, her sister, Joyce Cupit (Dean) of Knoxville, TN, and brother, Jerry Dean and sister-in-law, Myra Dean of Vicksburg, MS, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Bonnie Nelson of Huntsville, AL. In addition, she is survived by three nieces and five nephews and their spouses and four great nieces and five great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her oldest sister, who passed away a few days after birth.

Memorials for Mrs. Cook may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Larry Wade Fulgham

Larry Wade Fulgham, aged 52, passed away at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi on April 7, 2021.

Funeral Services for Mr. Fulgham will be held Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Choctaw County, Mississippi. A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Wise Reed Funeral Home in Eupora, Mississippi. Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Officiating the services will be Brother Wyatt Harvey and Brother Doug Wise.
 
Wade was born on November 9, 1968 to Brother Coy and Betty Sue Bright Fulgham. He was a graduate of Ackerman High School. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend. With his winning smile and great sense of humor, he made everyone feel valued. He always knew exactly what to say to each person. His children say he was the life of the party. Wade’s desire each day was to bring a smile to everyone’s face. He said if he could make one person smile a day then he had done his job. Being a MSU and Dallas Cowboys fan, he enjoyed watching them and having his constant companion, Sassy (his dog), by his side. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was saved and baptized at the age of fifteen with the influence of his dad and Brother Wyatt Harvey at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Choctaw County and he attended Poplar Flat Baptist Church in Louisville, Mississippi.
 
Mr. Fulgham is survived by his wife, Penny Parker Fulgham of Louisville, Mississippi; his parents, Brother Coy and Betty Sue Bright Fulgham of Eupora, Mississippi; three daughters, Chelsey (Austin) Fulgham Bright of Mathiston, Mississippi, Macie Fulgham of Mathiston, Mississippi, and Brooklyn (John) Kimble of Richland, Mississippi; one son, Ken Walker of Louisville, Mississippi; three sisters; Kay (Joe) Embry of Eupora, Mississippi, Amy (Ronnie) Burdine of Ackerman, Mississippi, and Alisha (Kevin)Connell of Eupora, Mississippi; and one grandchild on the way.
 
Pallbearers are Randy Cole, Tyler Cole, Jesse Embry, Kevin Connell, Ken Walker, and D.J. McCain. Honorary pallbearers are Austin Bright and John Kimble. Wise Reed Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Vivian L. Mitchell

Vivian L. Mitchell, 75, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2021 at her residence in Louisville. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 13th at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel; burial to follow at Stonewall Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home. Rev. Lawson Poole will officiate. Jordan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, Allison Mitchell of Louisville; son, Robert Allison (Janice) Mitchell, Jr. of McCool; daughter, Rebecca Ann Smith of Guntown; brother, Kenny Bullion of Georgia; sister, Pat Griffis of Ohio; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
Ms. Mitchell was of the Baptist belief. She worked on the line at General Motors in Flint, Michigan.

Pallbearers will be Paul Templeton, Robert Templeton, Jim Templeton, Marvin Bell, Billy Bridges and Lamar McDaniel.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Walter Leroy Allen

Mr. Walter Leroy Allen, 91, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Attala County Hospital in Kosciusko, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 10th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Dr. Heath Hillman officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Walter was born on December 14, 1929, to Archie and Sudie Dell Allen. He grew up in the Whitehall community of Winston County, attending Ford School and graduating from Newton County Agricultural High School and subsequently, East Central Community Junior College, and the University of Mississippi with a BBA degree and a major in accounting.

After serving two years in the Army during the Korean War, his work as an accountant took him first to the Chevron Oil Co. in New Orleans; then to the Mohasco Carpet Co. in Greenville; Vickers Manufacturing Co. in Jackson; Somerville Manufacturing Co. in Somerville, TN; and finally to the Wurlitzer Piano Co. in Holly Springs, MS, where he was comptroller and chief financial officer. Taking an early retirement there, he moved to Louisville, where he owned and operated Allen Furniture and Appliance Co. for sixteen years.

He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Louisville and a long-time member of the National Association of Accountants. In the Lions, Club, he held a Lifetime Membership, having served over fifty years. As a service to the community and for the Lions Club, for many years he put the American flags our on Main Street for every major holiday. While he was active in AARP, he drove people without transportation to medical appointments. He also did free tax counselling for many years. Walter will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and community.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Jean Watson Allen, and his parents.

He is survived by two sons, Walter (Lynn) Allen, Jr. of Louisville, and David (Debbie) Allen of Florence, MS; her grandchildren, Jennifer Allen, Jonathan (Wynne) Allen, Joshua (Kristen) Allen, and Joseph Allen; and four great grandchildren, Cormac, Vera, Arthur, and Amelia.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Louisville, or the Gideons.




Gerald Bane Bridges

Gerald Bane Bridges, 62, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at his home in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at Memorial Cemetery in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be the day of the service from 1 p.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home.
Gerald was born July 16, 1958, to Theo Farish Bridges, Sr. and Ilene Bane Bridges. He was a graduate of Louisville High School Class of 1976 and attended East Central Junior College. Gerald enjoyed reading especially his devotional books each day. He also enjoyed collecting, recording, and sharing quotes that he heard. With his outgoing personality and love of life, he never met a stranger and making friends came easily to him.

Gerald is survived by three children: Nolan Riley (Jessica) Bridges of Navarre, Florida, Kenneth Marshall Bridges of Jackson, Mississippi, and Eva Alana Bridges (Clint) Clark of Morton, Mississippi, as well as his six grandchildren. He also leaves behind his siblings: Bettye Bridges (Cary) Cox of Madison, Mississippi, Donna Bridges (Jim) Bell of Caledonia, Mississippi, and T. F. (Theresa) Bridges, Jr. of Louisville. Gerald is preceded in death by his parents.

Serving as pallbearers are Cary Cox, Jim Bell, Matthew Stewart, Bradley Bridges, David Stewart, Jr., and Randy Spell. The family requests that memorials in honor of Gerald be given to The Baptist Children's Village, P. O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online at www.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.




George Allen Perry

George Allen Perry, 67, of Louisville, MS, passed on Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Winston County Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, at 2 p.m., from Agape M. B. Church, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Friday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Union Chapel Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Joseph Stennis Patty

Joseph Stennis Patty, 58, of Philadelphia, MS., passed on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the Neshoba County Nursing Home, Philadelphia, MS. Funeral Service will be Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 1 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home, Louisville. Visitation will be Saturday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mount Pisgah Church Cemetery, Preston, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Hunter Lane Yates

Hunter Lane Yates, 14, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Noxapater, Mississippi. Visitation will be Thursday, April 8 at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services are Friday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church in Noxapater, Mississippi, with Rev. Charles Rook officiating.
Hunter was born on July 26, 2006, to Jeremy and Rebecca Coward Yates. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Noxapater. Hunter attended Noxapater Attendance Center and was a member of the junior high football and basketball teams. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, and building campfires. Hunter also enjoyed working on the farm with his Opa, Billy Coward, building fences and feeding cows.

Hunter is survived by his parents, Jeremy and Rebecca Yates of Noxapater, and his brother Ethan Yates. He is also survived by his grandparents: Ralph Yates, and Billy Wayne Coward, Sr. and Johanna Coward all of Noxapater; as well as his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Hunter is preceded in death by his grandmother Annette Yates.

Serving as pallbearers are Jeremy Yates, Ethan Yates, Billy Coward, Jr., Rowdy Yates, Bart Chancellor, and Austin Prisock. Honorary pallbearers are Ralph Yates, Billy Coward, Sr., Roger Towne, Sr., J. P. Phillips, Roger Towne, Jr., Connor Dixon, and Donnie Chunn. The family requests that memorials in honor of Hunter be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online at www.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.





Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Allie B Worthy

Mrs. Allie B Worthy, 88, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements. 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Debra T. Martin

 Debra T. Martin, 62, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at her residence, in Ackerman, MS. She was born July 7, 1958, in Hollywood, FL, to Larry B. Turner and Barbara Jean(Davis) Bruce. Debra was employed as an Office Manager.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Danny Irvin officiating. Burial will follow at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening, April 8, 2021, at Coleman Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Debra is survived by her husband, Doug Martin of Ackerman, MS; 1 daughter, Tara(Jordan) LaSuzzo of Monroe, LA; 1 son, Kane(Valerie) Martin of Grayson, GA;
and 4 grandchildren, Helaina and Ian Martin of Grayson, GA, Steel and Teagan LaSuzzo of Monroe, LA.

Debra was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 sister, Tamara Turner

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Janie Lee Coburn

Janie Lee Coburn, 76, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, MS. Graveside Service will be Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Center Ridge Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Monday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Rev. Larry Haggard



Rev. Larry Haggard, Sr., 71, of Edwards, MS, went to be with the Lord on Good Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, MS. Visitation will be Monday, April 5th, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 6th, at Edwards Cemetery in Edwards, MS, with Rev. Mike Dowd, Rev. Mitchell Hedgepeth, and Rev. Buddy Bayless officiating. Porter Funeral Home of Louisville is in charge of arrangements.

Born May 7, 1948, in Independence, LA., he was the oldest of five brothers. After graduating from Hub High School in Columbia, MS he relocated to Jackson, MS where he met his wife of 52 years, Evangeline (Eve) Owen Haggard.

After returning to school he earned a bachelors degree from Jackson State University in Criminal Justice. He later went on to receive his Masters for Art in Religion from Memphis Theological Seminary. He served his country in the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Army.
During his life Larry was known to be a “Jack of all Trades” and had several lines of work including working with the campus police department at Hinds Community College, accountant at Wes Way Farms, salesman for Feeders Supply, Raymond Police Dept., Owner of a Service Station, Bancorp South of Edwards/ Vicksburg, and Edwards Police Chief.

In 2005, Rev. Haggard received ordination in the United Methodist Church. He served as pastor at St. John’s in Yazoo City and later served The South Louisville Charge of Winston County which included the churches of Camp Ground, Flower Ridge and Rocky Hill. After serving in Winston County he pastored the Barlow Charge which consists of Pleasant Valley, Rehoba, and Brandywine. He retired in November, 2018. During his tenure in Winston County he was a mentor to two special friends, Scarlett Clark Shepperd, who under his influence went on to become a United Methodist Minister and pastored several years before her untimely death. He also was a counselor and adviser to Rocky Hill’s worship leader, Angela Gay, whom he called his daughter in Christ.

Rev. Haggard was preceded in death by his father, Paul Daniel Haggard Sr.; his Mother, Mary Jean Floyd; his paternal and maternal grandparents; and his brother, Paul Daniel Haggard Jr.

He is survived by his wife Eve Owen Haggard, his brothers Vernon Haggard, Arden Haggard, Daniel Haggard and sisters Ann Minton and Louise Roark. He is also survived by his three sons Larry Joe Haggard Jr. (Jenny), Ronald Leland Haggard (Theresa), and Christopher Owen Haggard. Five grandchildren Andrew Haggard (Hayley), Hannah Williams (Jeremy), Dakota Haggard, Hailey Goode (Jason), and Allie Haggard. He was greatly blessed by his great grandchildren Beau Scott Williams, Bailor Lynn Williams, Dawson Lee Goode, and Hadley Ashland Williams .





Robert Samuel Payton

Robert Samuel Payton, 82, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, passed on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at his home. Funeral Service will be Friday, April 9, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home Chapel, Louisville. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper, 93, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at the Winston County Nursing Home, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 7, 2021, from Beck Funeral Home Louisville. Burial will be in the New Zion Church Cemetery. Louisville, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Winston Miles Hayes

Winston Miles Hayes, 91, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the Winston Medical Center Nursing Home. A private family service will be held and interment will follow in Vernon Assembly of God Church Cemetery.
Winston was born in Winston County, Mississippi on June 3, 1929, to Marshall and Effie Carter Ferguson. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Winston was a very outgoing person who enjoyed being around people. She worked in the Winston County Courthouse in the offices of the tax assessor and chancery clerk before being elected as the Tax Assessor of Winston County. She was also a prolific reader; she loved to sew; and very much enjoyed traveling when her health permitted.

Winston is survived by her son Willie E. Miles and wife Bettye of the Nanih Waiya Community. One of her greatest joys was being “MawMaw” to her grandsons Jon (Stacey) Miles and Justin (Adria) Miles. She also enjoyed being “GeeGee” to her great-grandchildren Joshua, Hannah, and Miriam Miles, and Will and Nicole Miles. She is preceded death by her husbands Earlee Miles and Floyd Hayes.

Serving as pallbearers are Jon Miles, Justin Miles, Joshua Miles, and Will Miles. Memorials in honor of Winston may be given to Vernon Assembly of God Church Cemetery Fund.

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.





Charles D. “Smokey” Oswalt Sr.

Charles D. "Smokey" Oswalt, Sr. of Ackerman, MS, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Oswalt was born May 29, 1931, in Choctaw County, MS, to Dutch Dorris and Irene(Conwill) Oswalt. He was 89 years old, and was a retired manager of 4-County Electric Power Association.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman, MS. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. till service time at the church. Burial will follow in Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS, with Coleman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Oswalt is survived by his wife, Sammie(Ballard) Oswalt of Ackerman, MS; 1 son, Charles(Betsy) Oswalt, Jr. of Ackerman, MS; 1 sister, Emilia(Tom) Wilson of Jackson, MS; and 2 grandchildren, Chay and Molly Oswalt also of Ackerman, MS.

Mr. Oswalt is preceded in death by his parents and 1 nephew, Chris Wilson.

Memorials may be made to Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Andrew C Steele

Andrew C Steele, 66, of Louisville, MS., passed on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Baptist Medical Center, Columbus, MS. Funeral Service will be Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bethel Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Billy Max White

Billy Max White, 83, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, MS. with Rev. Dwayne Kelsey officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10:00 a.m. until the service time. Interment will follow in Old Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in Louisville.

Billy was born in Louisville, MS on October 18, 1937, the son of George Edward White and Virgie Flake White. After graduating high school in the 1950's he made Vicksburg his home. He had a passion for tinkering with weed eaters and loved to fish.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Danny White, Carvel White, Hubert White, Horace C. White and Truitt White.

He is survived by his son David White (Karen); daughters Brenda Harrison (Jimmy), Sandy Carney (Robert) and Lisa Webb (Wayne); sisters Annabelle Glass, Judy Bell and Peggy White (Gayland); grandchildren Renea Vines (Todd), Wayne White, Marcia Turner (Matt), Matt Harrisn (Alecia), Eric Pell (Holly), Travis Pell (Mia), Hillary Burger and Ricky Burger, numerous great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law Carolyn White and Pat White.

Pallbearers will be David White, Wayne White, Hardy Sumrall, Logan Sumrall, Travis Pell and Eric Pell. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Wood, Billy McDuff, Todd Vines and Dr. Sam Pierce and staff.
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.nowell-masseyfuneralhome.com.





Jason E. Reedy

Jason E. Reedy, 48, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Golden Triangle Hospital, in Columbus, MS. He was born March 11, 1973, in Tupelo, Mississippi, to Earnest Earl and Mae Frances(Ellington) Reedy. He was self employed.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Moultrie Lacey officiating. Visitation will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Starkville, MS.

Jason is survived by Lana Poole and their son, Kennedy; his mother, Mae Frances(Ellington) Reedy; and 1 sister, Amanda Winston.

Jason was preceded in death by his father, Earnest Earl Reedy, and grandparents, Frank and Virgie Ellington.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Joseph Bates

Joseph Bates, 95, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at his home. Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Friday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Saint James Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Rosie Lee Boyd

Rosie Lee Boyd, 69, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi. Graveside Service will be Friday, March 26, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Eiland Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

James Gant, Jr.

James Gant, Jr., 73, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the Winston County Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 11 a.m., from the Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, from 9:30 a.m., until the Funeral Hour. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in Charge of arrangements.

Melvin Sherrod

Melvin Sherrod, 70, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, March 14, 2021, in Winston County Mississippi. Graveside services will be Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Antioch Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 24, 2021, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.