Monday, October 25, 2021

Jimmie Lewis Cork

Jimmie Lewis Cork, 64, of Ackerman, MS., passed on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at his residence. Graveside service will be Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Bethsalem M. B. Church Cemetery, Ackerman, MS. Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 25. 2021, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home in Weir, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Weir in charge of arrangements. 

Jimmie leaves to cherish his memories his Mother, Ruby Cork; two brothers, Theodis (Dorothy) Francis and James(Sudie) Cork; a special friend, Debra Hill and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Lamar Henson

Lamar Henson passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021, at his residence, in Ackerman, MS. Mr. Henson was born August 21, 1923, in Choctaw County, MS, to Alfred and Lou Ella(Tanksley) Henson. He was 98 years old.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 24, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow in Enon Cemetery in Ackerman. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 24, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. till service time at Coleman Funeral Home.

Mr. Henson is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Francis M. Henson; his parents; 4 brothers; and 1 sister.

Charles E. "Chuck" Blaine, Sr.

Mr. Charles E. “Chuck” Blaine, 87, son of Meek and Agnes Blaine, died October 22, 2021 at his home in Guyton, Georgia after a brief illness. 

 Chuck was preceded in death by his older son, Norman R Blaine, and youngest son, Robert E Blaine. 

 He is survived by his wife, Helen Frame, one son, Charles Blaine Jr (Diane) of Guyton GA, two brothers and one sister: Dorothy Faye Robin (John) of Arcadia, OK, James C “Bud” Blaine of Greenville, MS, and Wade H. Blaine (Judy) of Fentress MS. Also survived by Grandsons Jamie R Blaine (Kelly) of La Vernia, TX. Bo Studdie (Heather) of Ackerman, MS. Christina Patterson of Springfield, GA. Robert R. Blaine (Jessica) of Richmond, Va. Lisa Blaine of Richmond, VA. Travis Blaine of Guyton, Ga. and 11 Great Grandchildren.

Chuck graduated from East Mississippi Junior College and joined the Air Force where he met Helen Ross and married in 1956. Chuck was employed by Universal Underwriters/Zurich for forty years, living in Jackson, MS, Little Rock, Ark, and Memphis TN. Chucked loved people and his job.

Funeral services will be held at South Union Cemetery in Ackerman, Mississippi, on Tuesday October 26th, at 10 A.M. Visitation will be Monday, October 25th, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home, Louisville, MS.

Memorials may be made to South Union Cemetery Fund.





Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Kimberly Shuntelle Latrice Moore

Kimberly Shuntelle Latrice Moore, 48, of Noxapater, MS., passed at her residence. Funeral Service will be Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at 2 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mount Vernon Church Cemetery, Noxapater, MS. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. 

She was born to the parents of Joe Burt Glass and Phillisine Culberson Glass, on April 11, 1973, in Winston County Mississippi. She is survived by; Husband, Grover Moore, Children; Breanna(BriAnna Simpson) Glass; Father; Joe Burt(Essie) Glass; brother, Joel Glass, and a host of aunts,uncles,nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Tyquan Maricus McCully

Tyquan Maricus McCully, 18, of Preston, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Winston County Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete at this time pending the post mortem examination. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements. 

Tyquan, was born on January 4, 2003, in Winston County Mississippi, to the parents of Marcus L. McCully and Daphne Cotton Triplett. 

He is survived by his parents, Marcus McCully and Daphne Cotton Triplett; brothers, Tykeam & Ty'kell Triplett, DeMarkus McCully and Sir Kristopher Stephens; Sisters, Mar'Kasia McCully and Mercedes McCully; Grandparents, Annie Ruth Clark, Ernestine & Nathaniel, Pattie Tracy Hardin, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and other relatives and friends.

Andrew C. Jobe

Andrew C. Jobe, 68, of Houston, TX, formerly of Louisville, MS., passed on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at the West Oaks Nursing Home, Houston, TX. Funeral Service will be Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements. My earthly journey through life has ended. But I leave behind my love for my (3) children; Brian, Charlotte and Andrew Derrel; (7) Grandchildren, (3) Great grandchildren, and my family and friends.

Henry Mae Lewis

Mrs. Henry Mae Lewis, 93, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at the Beehavee Nursing of Philadelphia, Phila., MS. Funeral Service will be Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at 11:00 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 Mount Sinai Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Elijah Archibald Johnson

Elijah Archibald Johnson, 47, of Louisville, MS., passed on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at the Winston Medical Center, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Sunday, Oct. 24, 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 Mount Vernon Church Cemetery, Noxapater, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Jonathan Clark Crocker

Jonathan Clark Crocker, 31, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2021, in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11 at Flower Ridge United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Williams officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Interment will immediately follow the service in Flower Ridge Cemetery.

Jonathan was born October 13, 1990, to Johnny Crocker and the late Scarlet Clark Shepperd. He was a member of Flower Ridge United Methodist Church. Jonathan had a deep love for the Bible and his last day on Earth was spent in church where he enjoyed worshiping with his church family, who loved him dearly. Jonathan also enjoyed fishing, playing baseball, working on his car, and playing his guitar.

Jonathan is survived by his daughters Hallie Jane and Izabel Crocker; his father Johnny Crocker, and two sisters Taylor Johns and husband Josh, and Rebekah Daniel and husband Quinn all of Louisville. He also leaves behind his grandparents Charles Malcom and Mary Jane Clark of Louisville; his aunt Beth Woodcock and husband Jason of Clinton, Mississippi; and his step-father Tim Shepperd of Louisville. Also left to mourn his passing are his nephews Peyton Daniel, Kase Daniel, Owen Johns, and Beau Taylor Johns, and his nieces Scarlett Daniel and Everly Johns. Jonathan also leaves behind a host of friends and other family members. He was preceded in death by his mother Rev. Scarlet Clark Shepperd and his grandparents Billy Wayne and Willie Frances Crocker.

Serving as pallbearers are Andy Coleman, Joe Crocker, Michael Crocker, Quinn Daniel, Dillon Huntley, and Josh Johns while Zach Fulton will serve as an honorary pallbearer. Memorials in honor of Jonathan may be given to Flower Ridge United Methodist Church, c/o Beth Hemphill, 820 Estes Switch Rd., Louisville, MS 39339 or to Haven House, 152 MS 7 #A, Oxford, MS 38655.

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.






Amanda Michelle Dixon

Amanda Michelle Dixon, 37, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021, in Noxapater, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 21 at New Haven Baptist Church in Choctaw County with Rev. Tom Potter officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Interment will immediately follow the service in New Haven Cemetery.

Amanda was born April 13, 1984, to Larry and Myriam Eaves Bramlett in Starkville, Mississippi. She was a member of Noxapater Methodist Church. Amanda loved flowers and her boys.

Amanda is survived by two sons Connor and Austin Dixon both of Noxapater, and her brother Stacy Bramlett. She is also survived by her aunt Wanda Johns and her uncle Mike Bramlett. Amanda was preceded in death by her parents.

Serving as pallbearers are Bill Campbell, Donald Campbell, James Catt, Brandon Garretson, Joey Johns, Chris McIntire, and Ethan Yates. 

Memorials in honor of Amanda may be given to Nowell-Massey Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses for the family.

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.





Elizabeth "Libby" Gray

Juanita Elizabeth “Libby” Gray, 82, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the Carrington Nursing Home in Starkville, Mississippi. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 19 at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 20 at Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Thad Moore officiating.

Libby was born October 23, 1938, to Henry and Cornelia Thrailkill Wicker in Louisiana. She was a member of the Presbyterian faith and was a graduate of East Mississippi Junior College. Libby married her college sweetheart; she was a dedicated mother and homemaker who dearly loved her family. Libby was an avid reader and, as an artist, she enjoyed painting pictures and collecting antiques.

Libby is survived by two sons Michael David Gray and wife Allison of Sturgis, Mississippi, and Kenneth Neal Gray and partner Keith Salter of Cordova, Tennessee. She is also survived by her sister Pat Wicker McWhirter and husband Robert of Louisville and her brother Charles Wicker of Jackson, Mississippi. Libby was preceded in death by her husband John P. Gray, her daughter-in-law Karen Gray, her parents, and her sister-in-law Janet Wicker.

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.




Marvin Turner

Marvin Turner, 68, of Starkville, MS., passed on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at his home. Graveside service will be Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at 11 a.m., from North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Kilmichael, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Charlotte Easley

Charlotte Easley, 74, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at the Louisville Health Care Center, Louisville, MS. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at 1 p.m., from Beck Funeral Home. Visitation will be day of service, starting at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville. 

Livestreaming of the service will start at 12:45 p.m., by clicking on beckfuneralhome, inc., and going to her web page.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Blanche Mearle Phillips Gammill

Mearle Phillips Gammill passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021, at her residence near Weir, MS. Mearle was born January 9, 1937, in Choctaw County, MS, to Leland J. and Icey Lena(Moore) Phillips. She was 84 years old and a member of Fentress Baptist Church near Ackerman, MS. Mearle retired from Piggly Wiggly Grocery where she worked as a deli cook.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Visitation will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. till service time. Burial will follow at Fentress Baptist Cemetery near Ackerman, MS.

Mearle is survived by 1 daughter, Anita(Shane) Crowe of Madison, MS; 1 brother, Stanley(Maxine) Phillips of Weir, MS; and 2 grandchildren, Hannah and Luke Crowe, both of Madison, MS.

Mearle was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Owens and James S. Gammill; her parents; 6 brothers; and 2 sisters.

Memorials may be made to Fentress Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 115, Ackerman, MS, 39735.

Elsie Audelia Oswalt Miller

Audelia Oswalt Miller passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Choctaw County Regional Medical Center, in Ackerman, MS. Audelia was born April 6, 1930, in Choctaw County, MS, to John Vernon and Lillian(Hyde) Oswalt. She was 91 years old.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow in Mt. Airy Cemetery near Ackerman. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. till service time at Coleman Funeral Home.

Audelia is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Freeman K. Miller; her parents; 1 brother, Marlin Oswalt; 3 sisters, Ercell Dobbs, Evelyn Briggs, and an infant sister.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Airy Cemetery near Ackerman, MS.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Shelby Jean Dalton

Shelby Jean Dalton, 83, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Friday, October 22 at Clarkson Baptist Church in Webster County with Bro. Rob Faulk and Bro. Trent Jaudon officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the church. Interment will immediately follow the service in Clarkson Cemetery.

Shelby Jean was born November 16, 1937. She was a member of Clarkson Baptist Church. Shelby Jean loved working in her yard and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and Scrabble was a family favorite.

Shelby Jean is survived by her son Gregory Scott Dalton and wife Tammy of Louisville, her sister Sandra Collins of Knoxville, Tennessee, and son-in-law Alan Wright of Little Rock, Arkansas. One of her greatest joys was being “Mamaw Shelby” to her five grandchildren: Tyler (Chandler) Dalton, Lauren Dalton (Chandler Foster), Hannah Dalton, Craig Henley, and Jason Henley; three great-granddaughters Mari Scott Dalton, Karlie Sloan (Cody) Hatcher, and Cameron Henley; and one great-great-granddaughter Mila Kate Hatcher. Shelby Jean also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Thomas Dalton, two daughters Judith Wright and Teresa Henley, her parents Inez and Charlie McCluskey, Durwood Young and her sister Loretta Reed.

Serving as pallbearers are Tyler Dalton, Allen Wright, George Hightower, Chandler Foster, Cody Hatcher, and Shane Stallings. Memorials in honor of Shelby Jean may be given to St. Jude Children’s 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.





Friday, October 15, 2021

Carolyn Ann Puckett Palmer

Mrs. Carolyn Ann Puckett Palmer, 65, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 17th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. David Keen officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 P.M. until the service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Ellison Ridge Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn was born September 15, 1956, in Norfolk, VA, to Isabel Hastings Puckett and John Kellis Puckett. She was a 1974 graduate of Louisville High School, and a member of Ellison Ridge Baptist Church. She had worked in retail for many years at Piggly Wiggly and Jerry’s Flowers and Gifts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Gene Palmer; her parents; her in-laws, Kerney and Virgie Palmer; one nephew, Caleb Fuller Puckett; and one niece, Alaina Puckett.

She is survived by her daughter, Lori (Shawn) White; her granddaughter, Isabella Grace White; four brothers, John Puckett, Steve Puckett, Joe Puckett, and Jimmy Puckett; a special friend, Robby Fuller and his children, Heather Fuller, Robby (Brandy) Fuller, and Bryan (Kalyn) Fuller; and grandchildren, Jacey Fuller, Gracyn Fuller, Anna-Alice Fuller, Anslee Fuller, Manny Romedy, and Rod Romedy.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Puckett, Jeremy Hodge, Trey Shaw, Daniel Puckett, Robby Fuller, Odie Keen, and Mark Sullivan.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Ellison Ridge Cemetery fund.









 

  

Richard Henry Boydstun

Mr. Richard Henry Boydstun, 76, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021, at his home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 17th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Harmony Baptist church Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Boydstun was born February 21, 1945, in Winston County, MS, to Gladys and Leroy Boydstun. He was a graduate of Nanih Waiya High School, and was a retired forester, having worked with Georgia Pacific, Plum Creek, and The Timber Company. He was a retired medic with the Mississippi National Guard with over 20 years of service. He loved to hunt, and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Mary June Boydstun; a brother, James Leroy “Sonny” Boydstun; and a brother-in-law, Wendell Rogers.

Richard is survived by his wife, Martha Hudson Boydstun of Louisville; two sons, Ronnie Boydstun and Rick Boydstun, both of Louisville; a sister, Helen Rogers of Louisville; a sister-in-law, Jean Boydstun of Louisville; a brother, David (Nell) Boydstun of Louisville; his grandchildren, Robin Elaine Wood, and Tamara Boydstun; and two great grandchildren, Zachary Smith and Savannah Marie Wood.

Pallbearers will be Gary Rogers, Lee Boydstun, David Boydstun, D. K. Boydstun, Daniel Wall, and Luke Wall.

Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes.





Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Larry Michael Griffin

Funeral service for Mr. Larry Michael Griffin will be held at 2 PM Monday, October 11, 2021 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Toby Stovall officiating. Interment will be in Black Jack Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM till time for service Monday, October 11, 2021 at John E. Stephens Chapel. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Griffin, 68, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at his residence in Union, MS. He lived in Neshoba County all of his life. He worked offshore for many years. He was in the National Guard, a mason and member of New Black Jack Baptist Church. Watching Braves baseball was his favorite hobby.

Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by his parents, Herman Lee Griffin and Myrna Barham Griffin.
Survivors: Daughter, Marley Gentry (Jason) of Philadelphia; Son, Justin Griffin (Christie) of Tupelo; Brother, James Wallace Griffin of Louisville; (10) Grandchildren; (2) Nephews.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Amy Gay Yarbrough

Amy Gay Yarbrough, 56, of Madison, MS., passed on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at Saint Dominic Hospital, Jackson, MS. Graveside service will be Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at 2 p.m., from Union Chapel Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.
 
Amy, was born August 11, 1965, in Louisville, Mississippi, to the parents of Lewis Yarbrough and Ruby Hampton Yarbrough. 

She is survived by sisters; Rose Marie McClendon, Moss Point, MS., Cherry(Charles)Gill of Louisville, MS., and Annette(Robert) Hairston of Round Rock, TX., Brothers; Dennis Yarbrough of Starkville, MS., and Bobby Yarbrough of Philadelphia, MS. a host of nieces, nephews, and other cousins and relatives.

Cedric Hudson

Cedric Hudson, 48, of Louisville, MS., passed on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at the Baptist Medical Center, Columbus, MS. Funeral Service will be Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Center Ridge Church Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.
 
Cedric, was born November 6, 1972, in Winston County Mississippi, to the parents of Dewayne Hudson and Mattie Rene Estes Hudson. 

He is survived by, Children; Christina Hudson, Bailey Hudson and Cedric "Juan" Hudson all of Hattiesburg, MS., Jaleyiah Hudson of Louisville, MS., Step-Son, Javonte Haynes of Louisville, MS.; Grandchildren, Nylah Fenton and Emmerie Barnes both of Louisville, MS.; Siblings, Selenia (Malcolm) Steele and Margaret Hughes both of Louisville, MS., Uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Judy Ashmore Mulanax

Judy Ashmore Mulanax, 75 years old, of Richland, Mississippi, peacefully passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 surrounded by loved ones. 

Judy was born to the late Sidney Young “Buck” & Mary Francis Pope Ashmore of Louisville, Mississippi. Judy married Jerry Mulanax on April 12, 1968 at the Noxapater Baptist Church, Noxapater, Mississippi and had two children, Jerome Mulanax (Shelly Mulanax) of Houston, Texas and Julie Mulanax of Southaven, Mississippi.

Judy was predeceased by her parents, Buck and Mary Ashmore; sisters, Pamela and Marsha; brothers, Jerry and Perry Ashmore; niece, Rhonda Ashmore, and nephews, Eric Ashmore and Kevin Ashmore.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Mulanax, children, Jerome Mulanax and Julie Mulanax, daughter in law, Shelly Mulanax, grandchildren; Allison, Abigail, and Cameron Mulanax.

The memorial service for Judy will be held at Grandview Baptist Church, located at 900 S. Pearson Road, Pearl, Mississippi 39208 on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to two of her favorite charities, The Gideons International or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Elinor Scrivener Smith

Elinor Scrivener Smith, 80, of Aberdeen was called home to the Lord on Friday, October 8, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. Born on March 16, 1941 to Joseph and Elinor Scrivener. Elinor was known for her years as an elementary school teacher and for her love for her choir and church, but most of all for her love for her family. She married Charles Rushton “Bubba” Smith, Jr. on September 3, 1961 and raised three boys. She was dedicated to Bubba and her boys and all aspects of their lives. 

 Elinor was a graduate of Aberdeen High School and Mississippi State University. She worked until retirement as a fourth-grade teacher in the Aberdeen School District where she touched many children’s lives.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home chapel in Aberdeen with Rev. Mary Hutson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Bubba Smith; three sons, Charlie Smith (Shannon), Dale Smith (JoAnn), and Paul Smith (Dana); 8 grandchildren, Katye Ann Smith, Drew Smith (Corrin), P.J. Smith (Krystin), Maverick Smith (Beth), Abbie Smith Dunne (Trent), Mayson Smith, Nick Stegall, and Samantha Stegall; 10 great grandchildren, Colston Smith, Miller Hayes Smith, Rhett Smith, Burgin May Dunne, Vivian Dunne, Troy Thomas Dunne, Leighton Grace Smtih, Pazleigh Stegall, Dawson Stegall, and Ryder Stegall; her sister, Tommie Etta Leiber (Gene); and a host of nieces and nephews. A special thanks would like to be given to all of her caregivers, especially Kayla Schrock who became not just a caregiver but a friend with a special place in our hearts. God bless her future endeavors.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Smith, Dale Smith, Paul Smith, Drew Smith, P.J. Smith, Maverick Smith, and Trent Dunne. Honorary pallbearers will be Mac Allen Thomas, Jimmy Lee Lusk, Bubba McGhee, Joseph Schrock, and Dr. Arthur Brown.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, the National Parkinson’s Foundation or to a charity of choice

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Elbert Johnson

Elbert Johnson, 88, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021, at Baptist Medical Center Attala in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Funeral services will be Monday, October 11 at 11 a.m. in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Smith officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow the service in Memorial Cemetery.

Elbert was born August 17, 1933, to Henry and Willie Mae Smyth Johnson. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Elbert retired from Taylor Machine Works and spent his time enjoying his cattle. He answered the call of his country by serving in the United States Army during World War II.

Elbert is survived by his brother Walter “Dub” Johnson and wife Lou of Louisville. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings: Helen Clytee Rush, Christine “Bitsy” Cannizaro, Margaret Terry, Hubert Johnson, and William “Bill” Johnson.

Serving as pallbearers will be Gary Cannizaro, Hugh Johnson, Miles Johnson, Pete Johnson, Pat Rush, and Jeff Terry.

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.








Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Roselle Brister Lefferts

Mrs. Roselle Brister Lefferts, 98, went to be with her Savior and Lord on Friday, October 1, 2021, at her home in West, MS. Roselle was born November 19, 1922, to Effie Azalee Smith and Thomas Harvey Brister, Sr. She earned her Master’s degree from Ohio State University and was a teacher for many years. Those who went before her were her husband, Theodore H. Lefferts, her sister, Sallie Louise Brister Melton, and her brother, Thomas Harvey Brister, Jr.

She leaves two daughters, Robin L. Klopfenstein and Melanie L. (Pete) Stone; 5 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and a multitude of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

To honor her request, a Celebration of Life pot luck picnic will be held at 1:00 P.M. on October 17th, at Brister Cemetery, on Hwy 51 between West and Durant, MS. Bring whatever you and your family need to participate. There are tables to place food on if you bring enough to share, and don’t forget to bring your lawn chair or blanket. No flowers, please; instead, if you wish, send a gift to your favorite church or charity, or Ethnos 360 (Attn: Rob & Cheryl Ketcham), P. O. Box 8010, Sanford, FL, 32772-8010; or Donation Services, Home of Grace, P. O. Box 5009, Vancleave, MS, 39565-5009; or Samaritan’s Purse at www.samaritanspurse.org.





Jasper Earl Johnson

Mr. Jasper Earl Johnson, 71, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Baptist Golden Triangle Medical Center in Columbus, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, October 8th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Franklin Smith officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Indian Springs Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jasper was born December 8, 1949, in the Liberty community of Winston County. He retired after 34 years as a lineman with Louisville Utilities. Jasper enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oma S. and Eva Dean Johnson; a daughter, Corabell Jackson; a sister, Mary Jane Johnson; and a brother, Oma Lynn Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Johnson of Louisville; six children, Dorthea Puckett , Brenda Watkins, Brandee (Cody) Hays, all of Louisville, Alexander (Inez) Johnson of Knoxville, TN; Crystal (Keith) Bridges of Meridian, MS; and Kristin (John) Dickerson of Noxapater, MS; a sister, Eva Sue Clay of Noxapater, MS; a brother, David Johnson of Arkansas; grandchildren, Roger (Hannah) Towne,, Joseph (Hailey) Towne, Austin Criddle, Logan Johnson, Boyce Chaligoj, Steven Chaligoj, Kyle Bridges, Matthew Bridges, Bella Bridges, Madelie Edwards, Gracie Edwards, Aiden Reed, Will Ford, Kaleb McBride, Ashton Dempsey, Ava Hays, Hayden Hays, and Scarlett Hays.





Lowell Lavell Goodin

Lowell Lavell Goodin, 83, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at his residence in Preston, Mississippi. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Dry Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Vernell Daniels officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time at the church on Highway 397. Interment will immediately follow the service in Dry Creek Cemetery.

Lowell was born December 15, 1937, to Lavell and Mary Weaver Goodin in Winston County, Mississippi. He was a member of Dry Creek Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Lowell retired as manager of the Parts Department at Louisville Motor Company. He also worked as a radio broadcaster at WLSM Radio Station. Lowell’s pride and joy was his 1978 Ford Courier pickup and to his enjoyment, he spent many hours working on this truck. He had an outgoing personality and enjoyed meeting and visiting with people.

Lowell is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Carolyn Gambill Goodin and his son Gary Goodin of Brandon, Mississippi. One of his greatest joys was being “Granddad” to his grandson Colin Goodin. He also leaves behind his sister Nita Harris of Preston. Lowell was preceded in death by his parents.

Serving as pallbearers are Michael Ted Evans, Bryan Hailey, Wayne Smith, Robbie Sullivan, Roy Taylor, and Al Talbott. Honorary pallbearers are Leon Fulton and Ed Triplett. Memorials in honor of Lowell may be given to Dry Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o Wayne Smith, 6628 Lynville Road, Preston, MS 39354 or to the Winston-Choctaw Gideon Camp, P. O. Box 556, Louisville, MS 39339.

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, October 5, 2021

Mary Frances Little

Mrs. Mary Frances Little, 88, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021, in Petersburg, VA. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 8th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Trent Jaudon officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mars Hill Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Neshoba County, in the Burnside community, on June 10, 1933, Mrs. Little was the daughter of the late Dessie Pope and Drew Johnson. She was a woman of great faith. Her life was filled with happiness, love, and a strong spiritual devotion to Jehovah. She loved gardening, flowers, and crocheting. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Millard Little; her son, James Kendred (Kenny) Little; a granddaughter, Misty Ann Williamson; brothers, Alton Tubby, and Willie Tubby; her sisters, Jewel VanZant, Almer Freshower, and Lonie Johnson.

She is survived by four children, Ellen Estes of Louisville, MS, Linda Smith of Rocky Mt., NC, and Brenda Jo (Jeff) Farr of Edwards, MS; and John P. Little of Brandon, MS; a daughter-in-law, Pixie (Kenny) Little of Louisville, MS; her grandchildren, Page Marie Williamson of Louisville, MS, Autumn Lynn (Sean) McLaughlin of Rocky Mt. NC, Jennie Marie (Stephen) Webb of Knightsdale, NC, Grady Lee (Haley) Smith, Jr. of Rocky Mt, NC, Mindy Kay (Joey) Estes of Louisville, MS, Michael Little of Louisville, Jessica Renee Greenwood of Pearl, MS, Melissa Jo Bates of Crystal Springs, MS, Robert (Marisa) Coleman of Brandon, MS, Karlie (JoJo) Luper of Pearl, MS, Garrett Melton of Florence, MS, and Olivia Crosser of Ridgeland; 36 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Noah Massey, Charner Estes, Austin Harris, Brent Little, Chris Little, Jeffrey Little, Jason Little, Michael Little, and Coleman Farr.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.





Richard Edward Lewis

Richard Edward Lewis, 66, of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at the Specialty Hospital, Meridian Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements. 

Richard, was born to the parents of Vel Lewis and Ella Ruth Young on February 7, 1955, in Winston County Mississippi. 

He is survived by seven children; Dexter(Anastasia) Moore of Augusta, GA., Samantha Madison and Lakeisha Lewis both of Louisville, MS., Ashley(Frederick) Brent of Jackson, MS., Reno Lewis of Noxapater, MS., Myokio Cole of Yazoo City, MS., and Jarin Lewis of Noxapater, MS; Siblings, Dorothy(Tony) Graham, Johnny Lewis, Anna Lewis, Carolyn Stephens and Vel Lewis all of Noxapater, MS., a special neice; Anitah Lewis of Noxapater, MS., a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

George Stanley “Stan” Ivy

Mr. George Stanley “Stan” Ivy, 87, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home in Starkville, MS. Stan was born on May 18, 1934, in Louisville, MS. He was a 1952 graduate of Louisville High School, and grew up in Louisville, where his father, George, owned and operated a jewelry store on Main Street for many years. He was a postal service employee at one time and later worked as a supervisor for Cal-Maine Foods. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Grace Bible Church in Ridgeland, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lettie Emma and George Ruel Ivy.

He is survived by a number of grandchildren, a great grandchild, and his beloved dog, Marley.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.





Thursday, September 30, 2021

Debra Ann Carr

Debra Ann Carr, 59, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at the HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake in Webster, Texas. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Wells officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will follow in Ellison Ridge Cemetery.

Infant Johnny Wade Rigdon

Infant Johnny Wade Rigdon passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2021, at Baptist-Golden Triangle Medical Center in Columbus, MS. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 30th, at Butler Cemetery in Noxubee County, with Rev. Bert Jones officiating. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Johnny Wade is survived by his parents, Brandon and BreAnna Rigdon; his grandparents, Chris and Tammy Rigdon, and Sandra Tindoll; an aunt, Brittany (T.J.) Neel; and his uncles, Robert (Alesia) Tindoll, Eric (Tonya) Tindoll, Greg (Lisa) Tindoll, and Kevin (Megan) Tindoll; and a host of cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Johnny E. Rigdon, Malcolm E. McBrayer, Gregory Wade Tindoll, Sr., Kay C. Tubb, and Willie Mae Green.





Audrey Denise Rash

Audrey Denise Rash, 54, of Noxapater, MS., passed on Monday, September 27, 2021, at University Medical Center, Jackson, MS. Graveside service will be Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at 11 a.m., from Mount Pleasant#2 Church Cemetery, Noxapater, Mississippi. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements. 

Audrey Denise Harris Rash began her precious existence on September 6, 1967, in Warrenton, VA., to the Parents of Abraham and Hattie Harris, the fourth of eight children. She was an active member of Mount Pleasant#2 Missionary Baptist Church, Noxapater, MS.

 She leaves to cherish her precious memory, her husband, Elton Rash; her daughter, Kristi Rash; her mother, Mrs. Hattie Harris of Fayette, MS., five brothers; Abe(Tina)Harris, Warren Robbins, GA., Charles (Perry) Harris, Renton, WA. Ray Harris, Fayette, MS., Steve(Amanda)Harris of Las Vega, NV. ;two sisters; Paula (Barry)Merchant, Fayette, MS., Rachel(Carey)Harris-McCray, West Palm Beach, FL; Mother-in-law; sister-in-law; brother-in-law; three nieces, eight nephews, three great nieces, and her entire church family and friends.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Donald E. Sibley

Donald Elijah Sibley passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, surrounded by family at his home in Choctaw County. Donald battled Glioblastoma (brain cancer) for 5-1/2 years. He would have been 70 years old in November.

Donald retired after working over 35 years with the Mississippi Forestry Commission. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, skilled archer, and enjoyed doing taxidermy work for many local sportsmen.

Private graveside services will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., at the family cemetery near his home. There will be no visitation.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patsy Sibley; his mother, Sally Sibley; 2 sons, Don(Chirsta) Sibley of McCool, MS, and Alan(Melissa) Sibley of Ackerman, MS; 2 brothers, Paul Sibley and Joe Sibley both of Walthall, MS; 1 sister, Sarah Walzer of Walthall, MS; 5 grandchildren, Anna Sibley, Ian Sibley, Rachel Sibley, Ellen Sibley, and Landon Sibley.

Donald was preceded in death by his father, W.C. Sibley and a brother, Wilburn Sibley.

Dewitt A. Cutts

Dewitt A. Cutts passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, at his residence near Weir, MS. Dewitt was born September 17, 1935, in Choctaw County, MS, to Henry Hilyard and Gertrude Cutts. He was 86 years old and a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near Weir, MS. Dewitt was a retired minister.

Dewitt spent most of his youth on his family's farm in Weir. After graduating from French Camp Academy, he joined the U. S. Army where he served for two years in Germany. After returning to Mississippi, Dewitt attended Holmes Community College where he met his wife, Jessie Baskin. They were married at the Methodist Church in Goodman on October 19, 1957. They moved to Jackson, MS for Dewitt to complete his degree in bible at Mississippi College. While in Jackson, they gave birth to their first child, Sue. After graduation, the family moved to Fort Worth, TX, and Dewitt attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Their second child, Tim, was then born.

Dewitt served as pastor for the following churches: New Salem (Attala-1960s), Cowart Baptist Church (Tallahatchie-1960s), Fentress Baptist Church (1970s), Bethsaida Baptist Church (1970-1990s), and Poplar Springs Church (1990s). Dewitt and his family moved home to the family farm in 1964. He taught 23 years at Weir High School.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021at 2:00 PM, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near Weir, MS, with Rev. Paul Vaughn and Rev. Bradley Herod officiating. Interment will be held in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2021, one hour prior to the service time at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near Weir, MS.

Dewitt is survived by his wife, Jessie Baskin Cutts, daughter, Sue Cutts Tarver, son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Tonya Cuttsand five grandchildren: Charles Tarver, Derek Cutts, Jamey Cutts, Alyce Tarver-Wells, and Andrea Cutts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, William Henry Cutts.

The family thanks his caretaker Kelly Potts and Halcyon Hospice. The family wishes that memorial contributions be made to Mt. Moriah Baptist Church (9280 MS HWY 413, Weir, MS 39772) or your favorite charity.

Pauline Kemp Fuller

Pauline Kemp Fuller, 90, went to her eternal Heavenly home on Monday, September 27, 2021. Pauline was born on September 4, 1931, in Winston County, Mississippi, to Walter and Erma Clay Kemp.

A lifelong Winston County native, Pauline was well-loved in her community. She was a member of Singleton Baptist Church and Betheden Homemakers Club. She faithfully loved and served the Lord, her family, church, and community. She steadfastly nurtured her family with godly wisdom and served them and others with a loving spirit.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 29, at 10:00 a.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi. Burial will immediately follow the service in 16th Section Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 28, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, and one hour prior to service time on Wednesday.

Pauline is survived by her loving, devoted husband of 71 years Leon Fuller; four daughters: Linda Craft of Ridgeland, Mississippi, Debbie (Allen) Morgan of Starkville, Mississippi, Norma (Jimmy) Puckett of Louisville, and Jennifer (Stacy) Palmer also of Louisville; and one son Mike (Pat) Fuller of Louisville; 15 grandchildren: Stephanie (Jim) Reames, Tonya Bates, Seth (Julie) Fuller, Rachael (Chris) Fowler, Courtney (Trey) Shaw, Anna (Tony) Cadle, Allison Allen, Sara (Chad) Chapman, Caitlin Puckett, Tyler Morgan, Joey (Kimberly) Thomas, Carley Puckett, Whitney Palmer, Michael (Christy) Fuller, and Lydia Palmer; 30 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandson Caleb Fuller Puckett; three great-grandchildren: Morgan Elise Farthing, Judson Fowler, and Penelope Skye Cadle; her parents, and her siblings: Woodrow Kemp, Elliot Kemp, J. W. Kemp, Cecil Kemp, Fred Kemp, Rexall Kemp, Christine Kemp Whitehead, Evelyn Kemp West, and Dean Kemp Jernigan.

Serving as pallbearers are Jim Reames, Seth Fuller, Chad Chapman, Chris Fowler, Tony Cadle, Joey Thomas, Michael Fuller, Tyler Morgan, and Trey Shaw.

Memorials in honor of Pauline may be given to St. Jude online at stjude.org/donate or mailed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P. O. box 167, Memphis, TN 38101-9905.

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.







Rufus Earl Taylor

Rufus Earl Taylor, 78, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Monday, September 27, 2021, at his home. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date by the Family. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Patricia Karen Reese

Patricia Karen Hamm Reese, 61, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 28 at Nowell Massey Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Hill officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Interment will immediately follow in Murphy Creek Cemetery.
Karen was born December 20, 1959, to James and Margie Higgason Hamm in Winston County. She liked to collect what-nots and enjoyed playing Bingo. Karen also loved to fish but most of all she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Karen is survived by her two daughters Michelle Jones and husband Brian and Pamela Oldham and husband Jimmy all of Louisville. One of her greatest joys was being “Maw Maw” to her five grandchildren: Angel Sinclair, Gauge Dempsey, Dalton Dempsey, Nick Oldham and Georgia Oldham. She also leaves behind two sisters Christine Conn and Charlotte (Mike) Weaks, and two brothers James (Linda) Hamm and Billy (Marsha) Hamm as well as her loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Karen was preceded in death by her parents.

Serving as pallbearers are Jerry Booth, Blake Ellingburg, Mike Hemphill, David Holder, Jeremy Price, and Scottie White. Memorials in honor of Karen may be given to Nowell-Massey Funeral Home to help the family 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.




Janice (Wells) Hollingsworth

Janice (Wells) Hollingsworth passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Choctaw County Regional Medical Center, in Ackerman, MS. Janice was born June 24, 1950, in Choctaw County, MS, to Calton O. and Etoy(Dean) Wells. She was 71 years old and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Decatur, MS.

Janice loved life and loved helping others. Until health problems began to plague her active life, you would find her out and about doing her favorite things….offering assistance to someone who was hurting, babysitting her grands and great-grands which were the joy of her life, helping her husband with his business, and, of course, shopping!

She worked in several different jobs before health issues forced her to retire. Her final place of employment was Winston Medical Clinic in Louisville, MS, where she made many life-long friends of which she often spoke.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at Macedonia Baptist Church in Decatur, MS, with Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home, and 2 hours prior to service time on Tuesday, at the church in Decatur.

Janice is survived by her husband, Robert Hollingsworth of Eupora, MS; 1 daughter, Susan Wells of Ackerman, MS; 1 son, Randy(Alaina)Hollingsworth of Eupora, MS; 2 sisters, Brenda(Scott) Pearson of Eupora, MS, Ann(Keith)Coleman of Ackerman, MS; 5 grandchildren, Chance Hollingsworth, Blake Wells and fiancé Maddy Turner, Lanah Claire Wells, Holden Hollingsworth, and Eden Hollingsworth; and 3 great-grandchildren, Atleigh Hollingsworth, Presleigh Hollingsworth, and Cooper Hollingsworth.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents and 1 child, Gary Hollingsworth.

Memorials may be made to the Salem Independent Methodist Church Cemetery near Chester, MS.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Stanley Johnson

Funeral services for Mr. Stanley Johnson, 54, will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM from Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Friday, September 24, 2021, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home. Interment in Union Chapel M.B. Church Cemetery.

Ryleigh Elise Moore

Baby Girl Ryleigh Elise Moore, of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, MS. Graveside Service will be Friday, at 11 a.m., from Mount Vernon Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Earlie Mae Patty

Earlie Mae Patty, 68, of Louisville, MS., passed on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at the Saint Dominic Hospital, Jackson, MS. Funeral Service will be Sunday, at 11 a.m., from Beck Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the New Zion Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville in charge of arrangements.

Franklin Pierce "Frank" Whites, Sr.

Franklin Pierce "Frank" Whites, Sr., 90, died peacefully September 21, 2021 at his home in Brandon, Mississippi. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Frank was born in Louisville, Mississippi on March 12, 1931 to Max and Ruby Cannon Whites. He graduated from Louisville High School in 1949 and was a member of Poplar Flat Baptist Church in Louisville where he served as Deacon for many years. Frank retired from a long career with Southern Natural Gas Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and making crabapple jelly. Frank loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

His parents, Max and Ruby Cannon Whites, and his brothers, O. D. Whites, Billie Max Whites and David Whites preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of almost 72 years, Peggy Wood Whites; his two sons, Frank Whites, Jr. of Brandon, Mississippi, and Robert (Renee) Whites of Clayton, North Carolina; his brother, Dr. Jack (Sally) Whites of Birmingham, Alabama; his four grandchildren, Chelsea (Doug) Archibald, Jace Whites, Giffin Whites, and Whitney (Will) Cox; his four great-grandchildren, Riley Archibald, Cameron Cox, Silas Cox, Landon Cox; and several nephews, nieces and special friends.

The family would like to thank all of the hospice workers who took such good care of Frank over the last 3+ years.

In lieu of flowers, friends may remember Frank with a memorial to Poplar Flat Baptist Church, P.O. Box 684, Louisville, Mississippi 39339 or to the charity of their choice.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Avery Russell Burton

Avery Russell Burton, aged 58, passed away on September 21, 2021 at Allegiance Specialty Hospital in Greenville, Mississippi. He was the son of Avis Marie Hodges and the late James Aldon Burton born on November 17 1963.
 
Russell was a member of Highways and Hedges Worship Center and sang with his group, “Russell Burton Family Band.” He was a family man who loved and cared for his mom. He always carried peppermints and butter scotches in his pocket which earned him the name “Candy Man”. He shared candy with anyone who wanted some. In his spare time, he loved to eat and hunt. He worked for the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
 
Russell is survived by his mother, Avis Marie Hodges of Mathiston, Mississippi; a son, John Wayne Burton of Flowood, Mississippi; a brother, David Glenn Burton of the Simpson Community; five sisters, Linda Gail Dempsey of the Bywy Community, Joyce Marie May of Brandon, Mississippi, Debra Pauline Medders (Tommy Pritchard) of Ackerman, Mississippi, Betty Darline (Dexter) Jones of Mathiston, Mississippi, and Julie Ann Salley (James Craig) of Weir, Mississippi; and a host of nieces and nephews.
 
Russell is preceded in death by his father, James Aldon Burton; wife, Patricia “Diann” Neely Burton; and two brothers, Douglas Burton and Roy Bruce Burton.

Services for Avery Russell Burton will be Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Wise Reed Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Wise Reed Funeral Home. Burial will follow at McCurtain’s Creek Cemetery in Choctaw County, Mississippi.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Travis L. Hughes

Mr. Travis Lathair Hughes, 88, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, MS. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 23rd, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Trent Jaudon officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until service time. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Mr. Hughes was born May 27, 1933, in Bruce, MS, to Etta and Elmer Hughes. He was a graduate of Bruce Hugh School, and studied at several trade schools. He worked in engineering tool and die in Houston, TX, and Greenville, MS, before moving to Louisville in 1965 to go to work for Spartus Corp. Travis worked there until it closed, and then continued in the tool and die industry for TRW, Hewlett, Inc, and Sylvester Welding. He was an Army veteran and a member of South Louisville Baptist Church.
 
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Shirly Latham Hughes of Louisville; two daughters, Charlet (Wayne) Gordon of Hernando, MS; and Linda Kay Hughes of Gurnee, IL; three grandchildren, Natasha Soyland, Kyle Gordon, and Heather Hubert; and four great grandchildren, Destiny Wilson, Kiley Wilson, Dean Hubert, and Hannah Hubert.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Gordon, Kyle Gordon, Danny Soyland, Ryan Hubert, Shelton Williams, and Thomas Latham.
 
Memorials may be made to South Louisville Baptist Church, or Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.






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