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.