2010 Newton County Appeal Obituaries

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Mr. Bill Graham, Managing Editor
The Newton County Appeal
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Alphabetic list of Individuals
Addy, Cecil Elias (August 4, 1922 - September 22, 2010)
Addy, Gerald Gordon (July 15, 1969 - March 11, 2010)
Addy, June Rowzee (June 7, 1934 - April 19, 2010)
Addy, William A (April 9, 1932 - November 7, 2010)
Aeschliman, Bonnie Jo (September 26, 1946 - December 19, 2010)
Alawine, Althe J Culpepper (May 20, 1932 - April 1, 2010)
Allen, Carla Darlene
(June 20, 1975 - May 15, 2010)
Allen, Jean H (August 12, 1915 - December 26, 2009)
Arrington, Dessree (November 26, 1916 - April 9, 2010)
Arrington, O. B. (November 8, 1929 - April 22, 2010)
Barber, Albert Clayton (March 24, 1930 - April 26, 2010)
Barfoot, Bobbie Jacquelin (June 2, 1931 - October 16, 2010)
Barnes, Conrad Clement “Chee Chee” (March 14, 1953 - March 4, 2010)
Baucum, Elizabeth Yarbrough (March 1, 1921 - December 22, 2010)
Beatty, Mary Reynolds
(March 19, 1918 - September 14, 2010)
Bishop, T. J. (Jerry) (November 17, 1941 - April 7, 2010)
Blackburn, Alice Marie McCraw
(June 29, 1933 - August 16, 2010)
Blackwell, Cynthia D. (1969 - January 9, 2010
Blalock, Bunyon Sr. (June 3, 1932 - November 17, 2009)
Boler, Pastor Jerry L (Unknown - December 27, 2009)
Bolton, Thomas Emmett (May 5, 1940 - July 3, 2010)
Boulton, Jessie Levon
( - May 2010)
Bounds, Jr. (February 22, 1925 - June 30, 2010)
Bounds, Martha Emma Parker
(November 22, 1912 - December 31, 2009)
Boutwell, Nancy Mary Hillman (January 8, 1919 - October 9, 2010)
Boutwell, Raymond O “Sam” (April 2, 1928 - November 6, 2010)
Brackeen, Dorothy Bernice Strickland (May 26, 1928 - March 5, 2010)
Brown, A G (April 30, 1914 - May 1, 2010)
Brown, Jerald L (February 2, 1939 - July 29, 2010)
Brown, Ritchie (October 28, 1968 - December 30, 2009)
Brown, Sadie (January 12, 1942 - July 3, 2010)
Bryan, Junior (Infant - November 22, 2010)

Bryant, Lina Marie (July 18, 1938 - March 30, 2010)
Buckley, William Harvey (November 11, 1917 - November 19, 2010)
Buntyn, Charles Gerald (October 3, 1931 - April 7, 2010)
Buntyn, Willie James (December 21, 1916 - December 2010)
Burnett, Mamie C (February 12, 1908 - May 13, 2010)
Burns, William Allen “Kip” (November 23, 1946 - April 22, 2010)
Campbell, Delphene R Knoop (February 22, 1928 - April 22, 2010)
Campbell, Verncille T (January 24, 1926 - December 2, 2010)
Carr, Gladys Hunt
(May 29, 1923 - April 27, 2010)
Carrol, James (November 1939 -
December 30, 2009)
Carson, Corinth (About 1918 - May 19, 2010)
Caudill, Leland Curtis (October 3, 1959 - March 27, 2010)
Chaney, James “Bo” (November 23, 1959 - August 8, 2010)
Chapman, Ollie Mae (July 17, 1930 - April 4, 2010)
Chesteen, Mary Beatrice (August 16, 1945 - December 12, 2010)
Cochran, Donna G. (November 29, 1965 - August 11, 2010)
Coker, Linda F (June 9, 1946 - November 11, 2010)
Cole, Samella (July 10, 1935 - December 13, 2009)
Comans, Hubert Lee (October 14, 1917 - November 21, 2010)
Corage, Elaine H (March 23, 1926 - June 30, 2010)
Cork, Rev. Ferrell O.,  Jr. (April 16, 1930 - September 13, 2010)
Covington, Barry (About 1939 - September 8, 2010)
Cox, Pinkie L (Mar 28, 1933 - May 11, 2010)
Craig, James Nathaniel (July 31, 1921 - August 24, 2010)
Crosby, Jack (June 20, 1931 - January 22, 2010)
Daniel, Christy (March 23, 1971 - December 23, 2009)
Davidson, Mollie B. (October 17, 1932 - August 19, 2010)
Dawkins, Delores M (April 23, 1956 - December 29, 2009)
Dean, Clois (January 8, 1930 - August 28, 2010)
Dearman, Cora E (August 14, 1930 - December 11, 2010)
Denson, Burl H (September 22, 1927 - January 29, 2010)
Dent, Edna Earle (June 3, 1921 - July 5, 2010)
Dickerson, Kenneth (September 19, 1939 - July 24, 2010)

Driskell, Kathryn Knight (February 11, 1923 - January 18, 2010)
Drummond, David (February 3, 1931 - May 11, 2010)
Edwards, Edna Everitt (June 24, 1910 - December 14, 2009)
Elam, Martha (June 16, 1930 - September 13, 2010)
Evans, Clint (March 8, 1- June 6, 2010)
Evans, Mary Emma (September 16, 1930 - June 16, 2010)
Evans, Nellie A (September 13, 1923 - December 24, 2009)
Evans, Sarah R (September 15, 1911 - June 20, 2010)
Everett, Billy Shelby (May 25, 1930 - July 24, 2010)

Federick, Steve (1965 - December 22, 2009)
Fielder, Viola (August 11, 1954 - January 10, 2010)
Foley, Louis Preston, II (June 29, 1983 - November 4, 2010)
Franklin, Maude Williams (March 22, 1917 - January 21, 2010)
Fulton, D. M. “Doc” (July 18, 1920 - February 27, 2010)
Gaines, Thomas Lee (About 1959 - November 23, 2010)
Galloway, Jackie Carleen (July 2, 1952 - May 17, 2010)
Galloway, James Riley Sr. (July 31, 1947 - December 9, 2010)
Gibbs, Jean H (April 21, 1919  July 24, 2010)
Gibbs, Vernon V (August 3, 1925 - July 5, 2010)
Gilmer, Grace Camp (April 5, 1914 - October 24, 2010)

Gilmore, Ken (July 6, 1958 - July 6, 2010)
Gilmore, Pauline T (October 24, 1917 - November 25, 2010)

Goforth, Lois (November 27, 1927 - July 30, 2010)
Gordon, Kate Welch (May 12, 1924 - December 11, 2010)
Goss, Betty J. (October 19, 1935 - September 21, 2010)
Goss, Jerry (August 22, 1941- August 28, 2010)
Graham, Opal Glenn (May 23 1922 - March 7, 2010
Gray, Benjamin (September 4, 1951 - January 19, 2010)
Greenlee, Max (June 26, 1944 - March 9, 2010)
Greer, Menlo R (October 5, 1943 - April 10, 2010)
Gregory, Bobby (April 24, 1937 - December 14, 2009)
Griffin, Frank Jr. (August 10, 1958 - May 22, 2010)
Guthrie, Virginia (January 11, 1935 - November 20, 2010)
Hardy, Katie L Watkins (May 5, 1926 - December 13, 2009)
Harris, Chester A Sr. (January 14, 1930 - May 7, 2010)
Harris, Frances E. (September 27, 1938 - September 20, 2010)
Harris, Jack H (August 20, 1927 - October 10, 2010)
Harris, Plummer Lee (June 3, 1914 - June 17, 2010)
Harrison, Melvin (October 27, 1956 - April 25, 2010)
Harrison, William Leon (May 19, 1922 - December 15, 2009)
Hatcher, R B  (October 5, 1916 - July 12, 2010)
Hausley, Anna Pearl Curry (December 15, 1935 - December 11, 2009)
Haynes, Nikki Griffin (About 1973 - May 17, 2010)
Henry, Felderia Gill (May 7, 1917 - Dec 11, 2009)
Herd, Ruby Gladys (August 30, 1915 - September 22, 2010)
Herrington, Nona Mary “Nonie” Glenn (July 5, 1918 - January 26, 2010)
Hillhouse, Jessie (December 17, 1922 - March 24, 2010)
Hillie, William Allen “June” (April 11, 1938 - April 15, 2010)
Hillman, John Thomas I (April 18, 1952 - November 10, 2010)
Holdiness, Charles Edwards (February 18, 1945 - September 7, 2010)
Hollingsworth, Sue Joyce Graham (July 5, 1932 - September 4, 2010)
Holton, Ezell (June 29, 1943 - January 15, 2010)
Hoxsey, Clifford Mills Jr. (September 4, 1934 - May 13, 2010)
Hudson, Mildred Freda (April 10, 1921 - August 4, 2010)
Hughes, Grace Elizabeth (infant - October 23, 2010)
Hunter, Edward (February 25, 1926 - July 10, 2010)
Jackson, Cecil O’Neil (October 6,1917 - April 12, 2010)
James, Clarence Murray (May 17, 1915 - July 23, 2010)
James, Louise (March 14, 1918 - March 26, 2010)
Jenkins, Willie (November 15, 1946 - October 31, 2010)
Johnson, Annie L. (February 11, 1928 - September 1, 2010)
Johnson, Era B Dooley (July 6, 1921 - December 25, 2010)
Johnson, Thomas Adrian, Sr. (March 7, 1923 - August 16, 2010)
Jones, James Harmon (January 5, 1944 - November 22, 2010)
Jones, Lalar (April 28, 1909 - May 11, 2010)
Jones, Lucy (October 24, 1918 - July 17, 2010)
Jones, Mable E (September 23, 1919 - October 25, 2010)

Jones, Percy L (About 1972 - January 19, 2010)
Jones, Phyllis Kirby (January 16, 1917 - October 31, 2010)
Jones, Robin McDaniel (1965 - December 5, 2009)
Jones, Walter Allan (July 5, 1936 - December 11, 2009)
Jordan, Eddie Travis (May 17, 1948 - March 4, 2010)
Jordan, Yolanda Martini Aizpurua (November 2, 1945 - June 18, 2010)
Judge, Shannon Wayne (June 5, 1966 - December 10, 2009)
Keene, Ricky (March 9, 1955 - May 16, 2010)
Kendrick, James L (December 6, 1928 - June 8, 2010)
Kennedy, John II (April 21, 1963 - March 12, 2010)
Kidd, Larry Earl (February 10, 1961 - December 12, 2009)
Kimbell, Lucille Elizabeth Buntyn (October 9, 1921 - November 15, 2010)
Kirby, Frank O’Neil (April 11, 1932 - November 29, 2010)
Ledlow, James Travis (March 13, 1940 - November 23, 2010)
Lewis, Bertie Tune (October 25, 1928 - December 16, 2009)
Lewis, Bonnie Jean (October 4, 1924 - November 10, 2010)
Lewis, Edward E (July 28, 1931 - July 27, 2010)
Little, Charlie Mae (February 28, 1933 - July 15, 2010)
Lockley, Frances B (April 21, 1929 - December 15, 2010)

Lofton, Earl Lamar (October 9, 1931 - July 25, 2010)

Loper, Lois Ray (Mar 13, 1913 - May 7, 2010)
Love, Charlie (May 13, 1929 - July 28, 2010)
Lucas, Sue Savell (May 29, 1957 - March 5, 2010)
Luna, Mary Alice Fisher (January 15, 1931 - August 18, 2010)
Lyle, Mary Grace (September 20, 1926 -  October 6, 2010)
Martin, Brenda Vance (June 28, 1944 - March 25, 2010)
Massey, Lucy (January 16, 1933 - July 27, 2010)
Mayes, Pete (May 7, 1937 - August 13, 2010)
McCann, Nolan (January 15, 1945 - November 27, 2010)
McCullom, Roseanne (September 8, 1957 - October 31, 2010)
McCune, Paul L (October 14, 1965 - July 10, 2010)
McDonald, Estelle Dunagin (November 4, 1915 - December 28, 2009)
McElhenney, Cora Callie Mayo (26 November 1924 - January 18, 2010)
McKee, Verna Mae (November 28, 1933 - February 22, 2010)
McMullan, John O (November 6, 1923 - July 2, 2010)
McNeer, W C “Buster” (June 11, 1914 - October 6, 2010)

Miley, Steve (About 1955 - June 14, 2010)
Mitchell, Dedria Suzanne (November 25, 1971 - March 31, 2010)
Monk, Dosia Dean (December 26, 1912 - December 26, 2010)
Montgomery, Eula Mae Lucy (May 2, 1931 - July 18, 2010)
Moore, Bernice Ruth Goldman
(June 30, 1911 - October 10, 2010)
Moore, James C (Buddy) (December 31,1948 - April 1, 2010)
Morgan, Molly Jane (August 3, 1939 - May 22, 2010)
Mowdy, Fay (June 18, 1942 - December 11, 2009)
Mulford, Donald R (January 28, 1950 -  October 11, 2010)
Nash, Bennie Lee (December 30, 1942 - September 24, 2010)
Neese, Flora Catherine Fredrick Smith (March 5, 1929 - January 17, 2010)
Norder, Russell T (May 30, 1957 - June 13, 2010)
Ozborn, Kenneth (December 28, 1927 - December 26, 2010)
Page, Nannie (May 14, 1919 - June 8, 2010)
Parker, Talmadge Brooks (November 23, 1944 - August 17, 2010)
Parkes, James Keith (September 11, 1935 - May 27, 2010)
Patterson, James “Pat” (December 14, 1928 - August 29, 2010)
Payne, Marion A (About 1939 - June 28, 2010)
Pickens, A’Joiya Colette (August 27, 2010 - September 3, 2010)
Pinson, Sara Lillian Neely (November 23, 1924 - August 21, 2010)
Pinson, Rev. Thomas Coatney “T.C.” (October 31, 1923 - October 16, 2010)
Poole, William F (October 4, 1924 - December 26, 2009)
Price, Junior (December 16, 1939 - December 18, 2009)
Pugh, Blanchie M (June 28, 1911 - March 6, 2010)
Purvis, Danny R. (April 23, 1952 - September 15, 2010)
Reeves, Patricia Brown (June 19, 1959 - February 27, 2010)
Ridinger, W L “Ben” (August 23, 1937 - December 17, 2009)
Richardson, Tommy Blaksley “Blake” (September 25, 1925 - January 29 2010)
Rivers, Birdie E (March 30, 1912 - April 12, 2010)
Roberts, Tina (About 1974 - July 23, 2010)
Roland, Helen Abbs (March 22, 1939 - January 16, 2010)
Rowell, Nellie Geraldine (May 11, 1921 - November 21, 2010)
Rucker, Annie Lee (About 1931 - August 18, 2010)
Russell, Bessie (January 10, 1916 - December 30, 2009)
Russell, Beulah Lee (January 23, 1928 - October 9, 2010)
Russell, Pat (September 19, 1926 - July 17, 2010)
Savell, Mary Blanche (March 10, 1922 - August 20, 2010)
Savell, Tabitha Renee (May 23, 1974 - January 29, 2010)
Scott, Bobby Darnell (June 17, 1942 - May 9, 2010)
Shaw, Henry (June 24, 1940 - May 21, 2010)
Shelton, Mary Adaline Laney (October 16, 1917 - August 11, 2010)
Shepard, Virginia H (February 3, 1923 - December 22, 2010)
Shrader, Lon Stephen (March 28, 1948- December 8, 2009)
Simmons, Verneida Elizabeth Turner (January 23, 1926 - January 20, 2010)
Skinner, Charles L (January 10, 1938 - December 26, 2010)
Skinner, L M “Jack” (March 26, 1915 - January 21, 2010)
Smith, Earnest Lee (February 1, 1930 - December 28, 2009)
Smith, Elma (August 11, 1919 - April 13, 2010)
Smith, Frances Elizabeth Harris (January 11, 1909 - January 22, 2010)
Smith, James Malcolm (September 6, 1916 - March 22, 2010)
Smith, Patricia Kay (February 22, 1948 - November 4, 2010)
Smith, Thomas (About 1932 - May 2010)
Stevens, Amarylis “Amy” (October 9, 1931 - December 7, 2009)
Stevens, Bobby Ray (September 8, 1947 - September 6, 2010)
Stokes, Baileigh Nicole (Infant - October 23, 2010)
Stokes, Carl M (January 15, 1928 - April 18, 2010)
Stokes, Sylvia Renae (July 9, 1957 - November 4, 2010)
Stribling, Robert (September 6, 1924 - October 21, 2010)
Stroud, Jesse Austin (July 14, 1928 - March 9, 2010)
Talbert, Joseph Alex (February 8, 1957 - October 26, 2010)
Talbert, Sadie Mae (August 17, 1930 - December 2, 2010)
Tanner, Ellen Maxine (February 23, 1934 - December 21, 2009)
Tatum, Mary Frances (July 24, 1946 - October 26, 2010)
Tolbert, Helen (July 23, 1932 - June 11, 2010
Tune, Clayton Sr. (September 5, 1938 - May 12, 2010)
Turbeville, Helen (June 17, 1929 - April 29, 2010)
Vance, Frances V (January 13, 1915 - November 20, 2010)
Waggoner, Sam W III (October 2, 1922 - November 1, 2010)
Walker, Cheryl Ann (April 10, 1951 - September 20, 2010)
Walker, Luberda (Burks) (December 22, 1928 - April 16, 2010)
Walker, Roosevelt (About 1909 - June 8, 2010)
Walker, Wanda (January 23, 1944 - April 18, 2010)
Wall, Havard (November 2, 1930 - November 19, 2010)
Wall, Robert Amos (January 8, 1930 - November 17, 2010)
Wallace, Elgie (February 23, 1948 - December 13, 2009)
Ward, Joyce Bounds (September 9, 1947 - May 28, 2010)
Warren, Jerry R (June 4, 1949 - May 25, 2010)
Wash, Bobby C (August 11, 1960 - October 3, 2010)
Watkins, Jerome (July 21, 1948 - April 10, 2010)
Weeks, Debra McElhenney (July 26, 1974 - June 15, 2010)
Welborn, Johnny Ray (August 29, 1975 - November 24, 2010)
Wheaton, Joe A (June 12, 1935 - October 29, 2010)
Wheaton, Wardell (May 23, 1924 - July 30, 2010)
White, Shannon Neal (February 2, 1977 - March 28, 2010)
Whitehead, Rudolph (December 29, 1931 - April 7, 2010)
Williams, Charles Richmond (October 31, 1939 - May 22, 2010)
Williams, Jerry Allen (June 21, 1950 - January 27, 2010)
Wilson, Walter Y (August 3, 1924 - June 23, 2010)
Windham, Roger Earl (April 20, 1958 - April 19, 2010)
Windham, Susie P (October 26, 1918 - January 11, 2010)
Winstead, Gary Alford (August 2, 1934 - December 27, 2010)
Wolverton, Bettie McGee (October 24, 1932 - August 18, 2010)

Obituaries December, 2010

29-December-2010

Elizabeth Yarbrough Baucum page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Elizabeth Yarbrough Baucum were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Schwartz and Dr. Rusty White officiating. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Baucum, 89, of Newton, died Wednesday, December 22, at Hospice In His Hands. She was a native of Lauderdale County, and was a longtime resident of Newton County, in the Poplar Springs Community. She was a homemaker and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. During the last six years, she lived with her daughter, Amy, and family, and she attended the Footprints Adult Care Center on a daily basis, where she enjoyed playing dominoes.

 Survivors Include: Her Daughters: Amy (Barry) Roebuck, Newton; Diane (Danny) Osburn, Marietta , GA; Arnette Shaffer, Houston, TX; Susan (Marc) Schwartz, Houston, TX; Melinda Baucum, Mendenhall; Her Son: Roger Baucum, Houston, TX; Her Grandchildren: Matthew (Danielle) Roebuck, Austin Roebuck, Ashley Roebuck, Mark Roebuck, Ernie Osburn, Tommy Osburn, Conner Osburn Elizabeth Osburn, April Osburn Sarah Schwartz, and Chris Schwartz.

She was preceded in death by: Her Husband: Bernard Baucum Her Parents: Claude and Cora Raley Yarbrough Her Siblings: Leroy Yarbrough, Johnny Yarbrough, Fredna Yarbrough White, Ollie Yarbrough, and Nell Yarbrough Nause.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, Inc., P.O. Box 297, Newton, MS 39345 Visitation was held Sunday from 2 until 2:45 p.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Era B. Dooley Johnson page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Era B. Dooley Johnson, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 27, 2010, at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. Bret Cooper and A.O. Robbins officiating.  Burial followed in the Greenland Baptist Church Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Johnson, age 89, of Conehatta, went to be with her Lord  and Saviour Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 25, at Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian.

Survivors include five children, Lynda Anderson and husband, Milton of Conehatta;  Larry Dooley of Union;  Donna Harmon of Union;  Jackie Davis and husband, Ricky of Bogalusa, LA;  Barbara Richardson and husband, Daniel of Union;  fifteen grandchildren;  twenty-five great-grandchildren;  one son-in-law, O. T. Anderson of Union.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents, Abe and Nina Mosley Stephens;  her husbands, Clyde Dooley and Jess Johnson;  a daughter, Carolyn Anderson; a son-in-law, John Harmon;  and two grandchildren.

Visitation was from 5:30 until 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Dosia Monk page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Ms. Dosia Monk were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2010 in Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Sebastopol. Rev. Richard Rankin officiated with burial in Golden Grove Church of God Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol was in  charge of the arrangements.

Virginia H. Shepard page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Virginia Shepard, were held 1 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 2010, at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jon Martin officiating.  Burial followed in the Union City Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Shepard, age 87, of Union, went to be with her Lord  and Saviour Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Laird Hospital, Union. Visitation was from 11 a.m. till the service time on Thursday at the funeral home.

Kenneth Ozborn page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Kenneth Ozborn were held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Rev. Bruce Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Decatur City Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ozborn, 82, of Decatur, died December 26, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton. Visitation was held from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. service time.

Gary Alford Winstead page-up-icon 24x24
Gary Alford Winstead went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 27, 2010. Born on August 2, 1934 he was 76.  He was a native of Neshoba County and a longtime resident of the House and Union Communities.

Gary had a love for the forest and was a contract logger for over 46 years. He attended County Line Baptist Church.

Services will be held Wednesday, December 29, at 10:30 a.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lin Chesney and Bro. David Jay officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in the House Community of Neshoba County.

Survivors include two sons, Perry Winstead of Collierville, TN, and Terrell Winstead and his wife, Sandra of Union; five grandchildren, Jonathan Winstead and his wife, Abby of Sweet Home, OR, Amber Winstead and Noah Winstead of Union, and Kirby Winstead and Kateyann Winstead of Collierville, TN; one great-grandson, Griffin Winstead of Sweet Home, OR; a sister, Janerio (Lorene) Cranage of Union; a brother, C.V. (Chester) Winstead and his wife, Flora of Franklin, TN; a sister-in-law, Thelma Winstead of Dallas, TX; and Linda Robinson of Union, his "Special Someone".

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Essie Winstead; wife, Faye Winstead; a daughter, Barbara Ann Winstead; a sister, Lydia Keen; and brothers, Gervis Winstead, Elton Winstead, and Horace Winstead.

Pallbearers will be Uhl Payne, Jeff Winstead, Winfred Keen, Rex Gordon, Charlie Gardner, Rex Germany, David Breland, and Robin Williams. Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Village in Jackson.

Kate Welch Gordon page-up-icon 24x24
Funeral services for Kate Welch Gordon will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010, in Jackson, followed by burial in Lakewood Memorial Park. Arrangements were handled by Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home of Jackson.

Kate Welch Gordon, 86, of Jackson,  and McMinnville, Oregon, died quietly and peacefully on December 11, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Kate was born on May 12, 1924, in Union, to Marcus and Margaret "Maggie" (Smith) Welch. The family was in farming and sawmilling. Kate had seven sisters and brothers. It was a rowdy household filled with love and laughter. Kate enjoyed sharing stories and memories of those years, and the closeness of the family was always evident in every word.

Kate graduated from high school in Union and then went to nursing school at Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated with highest honors and went back to Union to work as an R.N. at Laird Hospital. It was during her time there that she met and married the love of her life, Clay Gordon, also of Union.

Shortly after their son, Carl, was born, Kate, Clay, and Carl moved to Jackson. They lived full and wonderful lives there, surrounded by the joy and love of their dear and lifelong friends.

In 2002, Kate moved to McMinnville, Oregon to be nearer her son and daughter-in-law. She made many friends there and remained there until her death. Kate was an elegant lady in the truest sense of the words. Her sweet smile, gracious spirit, and soft southern drawl always provided joy and comfort for those around her.

Kate’s beloved husband, Clay, preceded her in death in 1985. It was a love story for the ages and, to her very last breath, Kate loved him and missed him. Now, their love story continues. They are together forever, never to be parted again.

Kate is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Candy (Hood) Gordon of Sheridan, Oregon; her sisters, Alice Chisolm of Pensacola, Florida, and Charlene Wilson of Hattiesburg; and her brother, Lavon Welch of Purvis. She also leaves behind her brothers and sisters in law, Warren Wilson of Hattiesburg, Brenda Welch of Purvis, Ilene Gordon, Marcus and Polly Gordon, all of Union; her many nieces and nephews, and her dear friends George "Buck" and Grace Gilmore, Nell Thornton, and their families.

Memorials may be made to Gateway Rescue Mission, PO Box 3763, Jackson, MS 39207, the Alzheimer’s Association, 1900 Dunbarton Dr., Jackson, MS 39216 or the charity of your choice.

Rev. Charles L. Skinner page-up-icon 24x24
Funeral services for Rev. Charles L. Skinner were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday December 28, 2010 at Highlands Presbyterian Church, Ridgeland. Burial was in The Montgomery Cemetery, Madison.

Rev. Charles L. Skinner, died December 26, at his home at the age of 72.

During the course of his ministry, Rev. Skinner pastored four churches, First Presbyterian Church of Union; Columbia Presbyterian Church of Columbia; Main Street Presbyterian Church of Columbus, and Grace Presbyterian Church of Jackson, TN.    He also worked with Ambassadors for Christ and the Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship. Most recently a professor with the Biblical Studies Dept at Belhaven University.

Charles is survived by his wife, Patsy Bozeman Skinner, and four children: Jan Skinner Reilly, Richard Skinner, Joy Skinner Luke and Liz Skinner Phillips. Grandchildren are Laura and Will Reilly, children of David and Jan Reilly of Brandon; Lacy Mitchell, Lane and Hughes Skinner, children of Richard and Ginger Skinner of Madison; Rachel and Sara Luke, children of Todd and Joy Luke of Flora and Adam Phillips, son of Richard and Liz Phillips of Madison. Also surviving Charles are half brothers, Randy, Ronnie and Darryl Skinner of Kentucky and their respective families.

He is preceded in death by his father, F.O. “Frank” Skinner and mother, Edith Holder Skinner.

Memorials may be made to Highlands Presbyterian Church of Ridgeland, Wycliffe Bible Translators, or The Gideons International. Visitation was Monday December  27, at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Highland Colony from 5 until 8 p.m. and at the church and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time.

22-December-2010

Frances Lockley page-up-icon 24x24
A memorial service for Mrs. Frances Lockley, will be held 1 p. m., Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Mullinax officiating.  Stephens Funeral Home of Union is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lockley, age 81, of Union, died Wednesday, December 15, at The Specialty Hospital of Meridian.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Moody Lockley of Union; a daughter, Deborah Fitzgerald of Union; a son, Timothy Lockley and his wife, Yoneko of Gulfport; grandchildren, Jerry Gressett of Union, Geoffrey Lockley of Hattiesburg, Kati Lockley of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and Megan Lockley of Gulfport; great grandchildren, Mathew Miller and Hunter Gressett; a brother, Robert Batterman and sisters, Ann Packer, and Jane Myers; with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister.

Family ask that in lieu of flowers to make donations to the Breast Cancer Research Center.

Bonnie Jo Aeschliman page-up-icon 24x24
Ms. Bonnie Jo Aeschliman, 64, of Little Rock, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Laird Hospital.

Survivors include one daughter, Jennette Winham and husband Terry of Little Rock, one son, Tony Aeschliman of Anchorage, Alaska, five grandchildren; Jessica Reynolds and husband Justin of Chunky, Erik Winham of Sebastopol, Kristofer Aeschliman Starkey, Kristina Aeschliman Starkey, and Katie Aeschliman Starkey all of North Carolina, one great grandchild; Austin Miles Winham of Quitman, one sister; Selby Alexander and husband J.B. of Duffee.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Ms. Aeschliman was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Lewis Aeschliman, her mother, Martha Easterling and father,  Sim Jack Easterling, and one brother, Jerry Easterling.

A private service for the family will be held at a later date.

15-December-2010

James Riley Galloway, Sr. page-up-icon 24x24
James Riley Galloway, Sr. 63, passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Visitation was held from 9 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Natchez Trace Funeral Home in Madison. A funeral service celebrating his life followed his visitation at 12:30 p.m. at Old Rice Road Baptist Church. Interment was in Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Galloway is survived by his wife, Carolyn W. Galloway; daughter, Leslie Galloway; son, James Riley Galloway, Jr., all of Madison; mother, Ruby Inez Taylor of Union; and brothers, Clarence Dwight Galloway of Philadelphia and William “Bill” Galloway of Union.

He is preceded in death by his father, James C. Galloway.

Willie Buntyn page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Willie Buntyn were held 11 a.m. Monday, December 13, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Ed Dickerson, Bro. Mike McKee and Bro. Jimmy Holder officiated with burial in the Lucern Congregational Meth-odist Church cemetery.

Mr. Buntyn, 93, passed away Friday, December 10, 2010 at Rush Hospital.

Survivors include: Loving wife of 71 years: Frances Buntyn of Union, 2 daughters: Ann McCarty (Charlie) of Summit, Jan Strickland (Terry) of Union, Son: James Buntyn(Larraine) of Union, 6 grandchildren: Crystal O’Hern (Jay) of Summit, Neal McCarty (Mallory) of Greenville, Heath Strickland of Union, Kyle Strickland of Union, Brandee Tickle (Mark) of Prattville, Al, and Joe Buntyn of Starkville, 4 Great Grandchildren: Emily O’Hern, Reece McCarty, Katie Strickland and Haden Strickland, Sister: Blanche Buntyn of Union, Brother: Joe Frank Buntyn of Collinsville. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Buntyn is preceded in death by 4 sisters; Etoile Thrash, Lucille Kimble, Molly Davidson and Kay McBeath, 3 brothers; Claude Buntyn, Eugene Buntyn, and Jerry Buntyn.

Pallbearers: Heath Strickland, Kyle Strickland, Neal McCarty, Jay O’Hern, Joe Buntyn, Kim Buntyn, Terry Strickland and Charlie McCarty. Visitation was Sunday, December 12 from 4 until 7 p.m.

Cora E. Dearman page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Cora E. Dearman were held Monday, December 13, 2010 at 3:15 p.m. at Chunky Cemetery with Jim and Dona Crumbley officiating. Burial was in the Chunky Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Dearman, 80, of Meridian, died Saturday December 11, at Poplar Springs Nursing Center. She was a former resident of Lake Harbor in Rankin County, and a founding member of the Lake Harbor Fire Department. She was retired from the Neurosurgery Depart-ment at the University Medical Center in Jackson. She also had 12 years of employment with the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California.

She is survived by her brother, Harmon Dearman and wife Jackie of Jefferson, Georgia; nieces, Christy Keeton, Joy Boles, and Dona Crumbley; nephews, Mike Dearman and Thomas Dearman; and several great nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Denver C. and Annie Mae Dearman; brother, Bill Dearman; and a nephew, Mark Dearman.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial be made to Lake Harbor Baptist Church in Brandon. Visitation was Monday, December 13, from 1 until 2:30 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, Meridian. Family and friends may sign the online register book at www.jamesfwebb.com

Mary Beatrice Chesteen page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Mary Beatrice Chesteen will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 16, 2010 from the Ott & Lee Chapel in Forest with interment to follow at the Pine Ridge Cemetery. Elder Chris Hollingsworth and Rev. Chuck Overby will be officiating. Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Beatrice Chesteen, age 65, a resident of Lake, passed away Sunday, December 12, at the Rush Hospital in Meridian following an extended illness.

Mrs. Chesteen was a native of Pascagoula. She was a homemaker, a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church, and  loving mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Chesteen is survived by  five children, Cindee Hurtt and husband James, Melissa Griffin and husband Eddie, Angel Johnson and husband Jay, Lorie Sullivan and Husband Mike,  Robert “Buster” May and fiance’ Kira. She is also survived by three brothers, Joe Dale of Gautier, Lionel “Juney” Dale, and David Dale both of Escatawpa. Mrs. Chesteen also leaves a legacy of nine grandchildren, Casey Cain, Shelee’ Hurtt, Matthew Warren, Merilee Hurtt, Eli Warren, Kaytleen May, Brandon Sullivan, Dawson May and Brayden Sullivan, and one great grandchild Brady Downey.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lionel Dale and Stella Pierce Dale, and her daughter, Stacey May.

Pallbearers will be Pepper Culpepper, Jimmy Mitchell, Paul Morgan, Dale Herrington, Wendell Morris, and Prentiss Bounds. Honorary  pallbearers will be Brayden Sullivan, Brandon Sullivan, Dawson May, Eli Warren, Matthew Warren and Dustin Dipuma.

8-December-2010

Sadie Mae Talbert page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Ms. Sadie Mae Talbert was held 2 p.m. December 4, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Rock Branch cemetery. Rev. Wayne Stockstill officiated with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include: Daughter:  Virginia Divine and husband Buddy of Little Rock, 2 Sons: Alex David Talbert and wife Eva of Lake, Danny Talbert and wife Brenda of Union, Daughter In Law: Shirley Talbert of Little Rock, 13 Grandchildren 27 Great Grandchildren.

Ms. Talbert is preceded in death by husband: John Alex Talbert, son: Jodie Talbert, great grandson: Jacob Jones.

Visitation was held 12 until 2 p.m. service time at Milling Funeral Home of Union.

Thomas Lee Gaines page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Thomas Gaines were held Monday, November 29, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Newton, with Rev. R.D. Evans officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gaines, 51, of Newton, died November 23, at Jeff Anderson Hospital in Meridian.

Visitation was held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to service at the funeral home chapel.

Verncille T. Campbell page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Verncille Campbell will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Bay Springs, with Rev. Anthony Watts officiating. Burial will be held in the church cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Campbell, 84, of Bay Springs, died Thursday, December 2, at her residence.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the church.

1-December-2010

Joseph Alex Talbert page-up-icon 24x24
In loving memory of Joseph Alex Talbert "Jody" Beloved husband and father. Born February 8, 1957 to Mr. Alex Talbert, deceased, and Ms. Sadee Mae Logan of Little Rock.

Mr. Talbert passed away Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010 at Jeff Anderson Regional Hospital in Meridian. He was a wonderful husband and the world's greatest "Daddy." He loved his "Mama" Shirley and their seven children with all his heart, and his twelve beautiful grandchildren was his everything. He lived for his family. Him and Mama loved each other unlike any other ever known. They struggled together to give their children the world. He was a wonderful guitar player and a hard working pulp-wood hauler. The most important thing to him was to make sure his family was as strongly bonded as we all are. He was the maker and starter of our strong family bond that performed our family circle. That's something that will be carried in our hearts until we all meet again in heaven. He was a good man and dear friend to many and will deeply missed. WE LOVE YOU POP!!

His survivors are: Mother, Sadee Lae Logan, Little Rock; Wife, Shirley Ann Talbert, Little Rock; seven children all of Union: Maria Genay Edwards, Lisa Ann Jones Talbart; Michael Alex Talbart, Anthony Alex Talbert, Andrew Alex Talbert, Joseph David Talbert, John Thomas Harris. Twelve grandchildren: Coby Nathan Sharp, Destiney Marie Edwards, William Anthony Jones, Jr., "Billy", Trey Allen Jones, Jacob Mitchell Jones, deceased, Cloe Lane Jones, John Alex Talbert, "John-John", Robert Wesley Alex Talbert, Stephanie Ann Baggett, Zodan Talbert. Two brothers: John Daniel Talbert, wife Brenda Talbert and David Alex Talbert, wife Eva Mae Talbert One sister: Virginia Lynne Devine, husband Buddy Lee Devine, Seven nephews: Richard Talbert, Jeremy Talbert, John Wayne Talbert, Joe Devine, Adam S. Devine, Eric Devine, Abraham Devine. One niece: Donna Kay Talbert. Eighteen grand nieces and nephews and many, many cousins and dear friends. His best friend that stuck by him faithfully, Alex Landrum.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Alex Talbert, "Mr. Alex," and grandson Jacob M. Jones.

James Travis Ledlow page-up-icon 24x24
 Funeral  services for James Travis Ledlow were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Vincent officiating. Burial was in Decatur Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home North, 9998 Highway 15 North,  Newton was in charge of arrangements Mr. Ledlow, 70 of Decatur, died Tuesday, November 23, at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

He was a Newton County native and an active member of Clarke-Venable Baptist Church. He served in the Mississippi Army National Guard for 41 and 1/2 years, where he obtained the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a Mason in the Evergreen Masonic Lodge #57 in Decatur, and a member of the American Legion Post #89. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Survivors Include: Wife of 50 years: Nell Mitchell Ledlow of Decatur, Daughters: Ann Smith and husband,  Bobby of Union, Rhonda Chandler, and husband Michael, of Decatur, Rena Mitchell, Decatur, Grandchildren: Leah Chandler, Shelby Chandler, Trevor Mitchell, and Taylor Mitchell, all of Decatur; Sisters: Myrtle Nelson of Florence; and Lucille Garrett of Mobile, AL; Sister-In-Law: Annie Ledlow of Pearl.

He was preceded in death by:  his parents: Otis and Mattie Gressett Ledlow; his sister: Shirley Hammond; his brothers: Cecil Ledlow and Barto Ledlow; and one grandson.

Pallbearers were Gus Vallas, Robert "Butch" Smith, Joedy Johnston, Homer Gross,  Larry Mayes, and  Ricky Stevens. Honorary pallbearers were  Members of Evergreen Masonic Lodge #57. Visitation was held Friday, November 26, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the funeral home, and from 1:45 until 1:55 p.m. at the church. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

Pauline Gilmore page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Pauline Gilmore were held 2 p.m. Saturday, November 27, 2010 at High Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Files and Rev. Howell Thrash officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Gilmore, 93, of Sebastopol, died Thursday, November 25, at Hospice in His Hands. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the High Hill Baptist Church Building Fund.

Visitation was held Friday, November 26, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol.

Hubert Lee Comans page-up-icon 24x24
Funeral services for Hubert Lee Comans were held at 11 a.m. at Newton County Funeral Home South, on Saturday, November 27, 2010 with Dr. Frank Harmon officiating. Burial was in Newton Masonic Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Comans, 93, of Newton, died Monday, November 22, in Mobile, AL. He was born and raised in Dixon. Mr. Comans then moved to Newton with his wife Justina Strum Comans who he was married to for 65 years. He graduated from East Central Community College where he earned a literary award for his writing skills. Mr. Comans was an active member of First Baptist Church of Newton where he was a proud member of his Berean Sunday School Class. He enjoyed his Coffee Club Group at the Newton Depot and was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Mr. Comans was a proud World War II Veteran. He entered the Army in 1941 and served with the 22nd Infantry of the 4th Infantry Division in Europe. He campaigned in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. Mr. Comans landed on Utah Beach in France on day two of the Normandy Invasion and fought in the Saint-Lo breakthrough, through the Seigfried Line, Hurtgen Forest and in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded a Bronze Star for an act of heroism near Buchet, Germany, in September, 1944.

Survivors Include daughters: Linda Comans Shaw (Kirk) Mobile, AL; Myra Herndon Wade (Jerry) Hattiesburg; son: Hubert Owen Comans (Wendy) Madison; Grandchildren: Alan K. Shaw (Stephanie), James Chadwick Herndon, Amanda Herndon, all of Mobile, AL; Stuart L. Shaw, Chicago, IL; Colton Comans, Madison; Great-Grandchildren: Andrew Kirk, William Carter, and Emma Claire Shaw, all of Mobile, AL Siblings: Bernice Beyer Mobile, AL, Raymond Comans (Glenda) Decatur, Gordon Comans (Beth) Birmingham, AL, Jean Teasley, Madison.

Preceded in death by: Wife of 65 years: Justina Strum Comans Parents: John William and Evie Shaw Comans Brothers: Paul Comans and Johnnie Comans Sister: Vernie Comans.

Pallbearers: Colton Comans, J. Chadwick Herndon, Stuart L. Shaw, Alan K. Shaw, Harry Paul Teasley, Kirk Griffin, Wayne Comans, Richard Beyer Honorary Pallbearers: The Berean Sunday School Class Ricky Horton Kirk C. Shaw K. Amanda Herndon Visitation was Saturday, November 22, from 9 until 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

Johnny Ray Welborn page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Johnny Ray Welborn were held Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Wright’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glenn McLeod and Rev. Titus White officiating. Burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Wright's Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Welborn, 35 of Quitman, died November 24, at his residence.

Survivors include his son, Dustin Welborn of Union; father, Johnny L.

Welborn of Quitman; fiance’, Cindy Keller of Quitman; 2 brothers, David Welborn and Maryjane of Quitman, and William Welborn and Ann of Carmichael; sisters, Rita Chavez and Jesse, Jr. of Quitman, Clarice Odom and Wibbon, Sr. of Shubuta, Bobbie Johnson and Willie Ed of Melvin, AL and Brenda Dikes and Glenn of Quitman, mother of his child, Michelle Shaw of Union.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Jane Welborn.  He was a member of East Quitman Volunteer Fire Department and worked for Transocean for 9 years.

Pallbearers are Kenneth Holifield, Clayton Holifield, Thomas Odom, Jesse Chavez III, Nicholas Spooner and James Allen Chavez. Visitation was Friday, November 26 from 5 until 9 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home.

Nolan McCann page-up-icon 24x24
Services for James Nolan McCann were held 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Sebastopol Baptist Church with Rev. David Sartin and Rev. J. Clark officiating. Burial was in the Damascus Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. McCann, 65, of Sebastopol, died Saturday, November 27, at University Hospital in Jackson.

Visitation was held 5:30 until 8 p.m. Monday, November 29, at Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol.

Frank O’Neil Kirby page-up-icon 24x24
Funeral services for Frank O’Neil Kirby will be held at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Newton on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 with Dr.

Frank Harmon and Dr. Brian Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Tuscola Cemetery, Leake County. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Kirby, 78 of Newton, died Monday, November 29, 2010 at his home.

Visitation was held Tuesday, November 30,  from  5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Obituaries November, 2010

24-November-2010

Lucille Elizabeth Buntyn Kimbel page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Lucille Elizabeth Buntyn Kimbell were  held 2 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Rev. Byrd Hillman officiating. Burial was in the Lucern Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Kimbell, 89, of Ethel, died Monday, November 15, at Baptist Hospital.

Lucille lived at Moss Point, from 1941 until moving to Ethel four years ago.

Survivors include: 2 Daughters: Elizabeth Kimbell Belk (Johnny) of Ethel, Shirley Kimbell Forsman (Don) of Vancleave, Grandchildren: Kim Belk Libroth (Andre) of Tallahassee, FL, Jeffery Belk (Cindy) of Vancleave, Donna Seoane of Pascagoula, Teresa Forsman of Vancleave, Great Grandchildren: Steven Libroth, Savannah Belk, David Belk, Colin Belk, Andrew Belk, Paul Seoane, Brook Perry (Mike), Great Great Grandchild: Levi Perry, Brothers: Willie Buntyn (Frances) of Union, Joe Frank Buntyn, Jr (Carlene) of Collinsville, Sister: Blanche Buntyn of Union.

She was preceded in death by husband, David Blanton Kimbell, parents, Joe Frank Buntyn, Sr. and Avie Hansford Buntyn of Union, brothers, Claude Buntyn, Eugene Buntyn, Jerry Buntyn, sisters, Etoyle Thrash, Mollie Davidson, and Kay McBeath.

Pallbearers: Jeffery Belk, David Belk, Andre Libroth, Paul Seoane, Gerald Buntyn, Steve Davidson, Mark Maples, Mark Buntyn. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to The Lucern Cemetery Fund, C/O Janelle Buntyn, 6517 Hwy 492, Union, Ms.39365. Visitation was held 12 until 2 p.m.  Friday at Milling Funeral Home of Union.

Robert Amos “Bob” Wall page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Robert Amos “Bob” Wall will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 22, 2010 at Conehatta Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Jones and Rev. Ed Dickerson officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wall, 80, of Conehatta, died Wednesday, November 17, at his residence.

Survivors include: Loving Wife of 51 years: Betty Wall of Conehatta, 5

Children: Karren Marie Abel of Sebastopol, Joel Eugene Wall of Madden, Amy McDill of Sebastopol, Carla Elizabeth Graham (Barry) of Larado, Tx, Robert Clayton Wall (Lori) of Puckett, 11 Grandchildren: Samantha and Julie Abel of Sebastopol, Joel, Jake, and Dylan Wall of Madden, Justin and Garrett McDill of Sebastopol, Alexa and Cody Graham of Larado, Tx,  Malori and Cady Jones of Puckett, 2 Great Granddaughters: Hallie Grace and Addison Rae McDill of Sebastopol, One Brother: Elton Davis Wall of Decatur. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, four sisters, and one brother.

Pallbearers: Joe Wall, Clay Wall, Barry Graham, Joel Wall, Justin McDill, Jake Wall, Dylan Wall, and Garrett Wall. Honorary Pallbearers: Deacons of Conehatta Baptist Church. Visitation was held from 5 until 8  p.m. Sunday, November 21, at Conehatta Baptist Church. Also Visitation at the church Monday from 10:30 a.m. until service time. Family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Conehatta Building Fund PO Box 65 Conehatta, Ms. 39057 or Harvest Time Ministries  (address same as building fund).

Virginia Guthrie page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Virginia Guthrie were held Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Friendship Methodist Church (Hwy 30). Bro. Rick Benson and Rev. Kyle Ivy officiated with burial in the Cornersville Cemetery.

Ms. Gutherie,75, passed away at Saturday, November 20, at her residence in Union.

Family request in lieu of flowers memorials be made to American Cancer Society. Visitation was held from 12 until 2 p.m.  Tuesday at Friendship Methodist Church.

Nellie Geraldine Rowell page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Nellie Geraldine Rowell will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 26, 2010 at Memory Chapel with burial to follow at Poplar Springs Cemetery in Newton, at 2 p.m. Friday.  Dr. Randy Turner and Senator Terry C. Burton will officiate.

Ms. Rowell, 89, of Laurel died Sunday, November 21, at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel.

She was born in 1921 in Newton.  She graduated from Newton High School with academic honors and a scholarship. She moved to Laurel and became an employee of Lott Furniture in 1947 where she eventually became the owner in the 1970s. She worked at Lott Furniture for 58 years until the age of 85, when she suffered a stroke.

She was named Laurel’s Woman of the Year, as well as Mother of the Year. She enjoyed working in her yard and received Yard of the Month several times. She was the happiest when she was cooking and baking for her friends and family.

Survivors include her son, Bobby Hardy and wife Connie; daughter, Pat Parker; son, Rodney Rowell and wife Angie; and daughter Candy Pevey and husband Chris; grandchildren, Tony Parker, Luke Pevey, Kay Pevey, Keri Rowell, Nick Nassar, Andy Nassar, and Debbie Adkinson; five great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and one niece, Darlene Burton and husband Senator Terry C. Burton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Silas and Beatrice Allday, and by her brother, Royce Allday.

Pallbearers will be Andy Nassar, Nick Nassar, Nathan Miller, Ben Jones, Jimmy McKee and Cliff Tate.Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, November 25, at Memory Chapel of Laurel which is in charge of the arrangements. To view and sign the family guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com

Junior Bryan page-up-icon 24x24
Graveside services for Junior Bryan were held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Midway Cemetery with Rev. Mark McDonald officiating. Newton County Funeral Home North, Hwy 15 North, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Infant Junior died Monday, November 22.

Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

William Harvey Buckley page-up-icon 24x24
Funeral Services for William Harvey Buckley will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home South Chapel in Newton with Rev. Mickey Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Whitman Cemetery in Newton County.   Mr. Buckley, 93, of Chunky, died Friday, November 19 at his home.

He was retired from the Hickory Co-Op, was an active member of Union Primitive Baptist Church, and a WWII Veteran. Mr. Buckley was a craftsman and enjoyed making wood products. He also enjoyed farming and tending to his cattle.

Survivors include Nieces and Nephews, Mary Ishee Crouch, Sarah Ishee Bonis, William (Buddy) Ishee and Bessie, Elsie Johnson Diveley and Bob, Jimmy Johnson Jr. and Joyce, Corless Johnson Long and Ray, Tony Johnson and Susan, Jacky Johnson and Pat. Numerous Great, Great Great, and Great Great Great Nieces and Nephews.

Mr. Buckley was preceded in death by his parents, William Marion Buckley and Sarah Ann Tisdale Buckley; sisters Juttie Lee Buckley Ishee and Essie Buckley Johnson; and brother in laws, Will Ishee and Jim Larkin Johnson, Sr.

Pallbearers will be Robert (Bobby) Butler, Lavell Holt, Roger Shirley, Ben Shirley, Tim Beamon, and Doug Ishee, and Honorary Pallbearer Jim Caudill.    Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Wednesday prior to service at the funeral home.

Havard Wall page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Havard Wall were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Newton.  Officiating was Mr. Wall’s son-in-law, Dr. Frank Harmon, and Dr. David Sellers assisted. Internment followed  in the Hickory City Cemetery.

Mr. Havard Wall, age 80, of Meridian, died Friday, November 19, at his residence.

Survivors Include: Wife: Bettye Blount Wall, Daughter: Nancy Wall Harmon and husband Frank of Brandon, Son: Havard Adolphus Wall Jr. and wife Charlane of Madison, Granddaughter: Betsy Harmon Potter and husband Steve of Jackson, Grandsons: Jon Micah Harmon and  wife Nicole of Hickory, Clinton Travis Wall of Madison, Stephen Andrew Wall of Brandon.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Henry Adolphus Wall and Myrtle Mabry Wall.

Pallbearers were Stephen Wall, Steve Potter, Willie Vines, Paul Denicola, David Harris, and John Cook. Honorary Pallbearers were the Senior Adult Men’s Class of Midway Baptist Church in Meridian. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Hwy 15 Loop, was in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com Visitation was Monday, November 22, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Newton County Funeral Home South.

Frances V. Vance page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Frances V. Vance were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday November 23, 2010 from the Temple Baptist Church in Forest with interment in the Erin Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Union. Dr. Gordon Sansing officiated the services.

Mrs. Frances V. Vance, age 95, a lifelong resident of Forest passed away Saturday November 20, at Lackey Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

Mrs. Vance was longtime member of Temple Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by two grandchildren Gary Lynn McGee and Mark Alec McGee and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father Thomas H. Vance and Katie M. Gordon Vance, her husband Woodley Vance, one brother Dewey Hardy Vance, two sisters Dorothy Mae Dodd and Annie Waudine Vance and daughter Mary Nell McGee.

Ott & Lee Funeral Home of Forest was in charge of arrangements.

Harmon Jones page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Mr. Harmon Jones will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol. Bro. Larry Duncan, Bro. Don Savell and Bro. Bill Boykin will officiate with burial in the Old White Plains Church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Jones, 66, passed away Monday, November 22, at his residence.

Visitation was from 5 until 8 p.m.  Tuesday night.

17-November-2010

William A. Addy page-up-icon 24x24
Services for William A. Addy were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rev. Sammy Espinosa, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Coahoma, officiating. Interment followed at Trinity Memorial Park.

William A. Addy, Jr., 78, of Mansfield, formerly of Big Spring, died on Sunday, November 7, in Mansfield, TX.

Mr. Addy was born on April 9, 1932, in Decatur, and married Betty Jean Duncan on August 1, 1952 in Amarillo, TX. She preceded him in death on April 12, 2002.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Coahoma. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge he went to work in civil service at Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring until he retired. After his  retirement he then worked for the Howard County Road and Bridge Department until he retired from the county.

Survivors include two daughters, Debra Kay Addy and Neta Childress both of Mansfield; one son, Donald Ray Addy and wife, Lora of Eastland; three brothers, Bobby Brooks Addy, Larry Davis Addy and Jimmy Rex Addy all of Decatur; one sister, Brenda Joyce Addy also of Decatur; and two grandchildren, Duncan and Sydney Addy, both of Eastland.

The family received friends from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, at the funeral home. The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sandy Griffin, 1217 East 17th Street, Big Spring, TX 79720, or to a favorite charity. Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

Linda F. Coker page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Linda F. Coker were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Sand Springs Baptist Church. Burial was in Sand Springs Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Coker, 64 of Hickory, died Thursday, November 11, at  Pioneer Community Hospital, Newton.

She was a family person, loved to travel, loved her children and grandchildren and her church family, Sand Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors Include: Husband; Jim Coker, Hickory, Brother: Bo Gibbs, Newton, Sons; Tony (Tony) Grimes  Chunky; Scott (Sojouner) Grimes, Newton; Daughter; Dana (Bubba) Walker,  Decatur, Stepchildren; Lewis Coker and  Dion Hutchins, 10 Grandchildren; Daniel Grimes, Cameron Grimes, Danielle Walker, Jay Walker, Cortavious Grimes, Hunter Walker, Jade Walker, Maria Hutchins, Erica Hutchins, Brody Coker She was preceded in death by: her parents: Frank H. Gibbs and Bessie Mae White Gibbs, two sisters; Lavern NeSmith, Betty Woodrick.

Pallbearers were Chris Gibbs, Dean Wash, Lewis Coker, Freddy Gentry, Bill Russell, and Rusty Speed. Honorary Pallbearer was Frank Bray. Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 13, at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

Bonnie Jean Lewis page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Bonnie Jean Lewis were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home North with the Rev. George Felton officiating. Burial was in Newton County Memorial Gardens. Newton County Funeral Home North, 9998 Hwy 15 North, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Miss Lewis, 86 of Newton, died Wednesday, November 10, at her reidence.

John Thomas Hillman I page-up-icon 24x24
Services for John Thomas Hillman I. were held on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Colonial Chapel. Bro. Donald Weathersby officiated. Burial was in Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Bay Springs was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Hillman, 58 of Louin, died Wednesday, November 10. He was a truck driver for many years, and also retired from the National Guard after 22 years of service.

10-November-2010

Mary Frances Tatum page-up-icon 24x24
Graveside services for Mary Frances Tatum were held 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2010 at Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jay Clark, Rev. Howell Thrash, and Clyde Butts officiating.

Ms. Tatum, 64, of Union, died Tuesday, October 26, at Jeff Anderson Hospital.

Survivors include 1 daughter: Mary Ware and husband Mike of Union, 1; Son: Richard Dewayne Tatum of Union, 2 Adopted Sons: Roy Gene Tatum of Union, Troy Lee Tatum of Union, 8 Grandchildren, 5  Sisters: Johnnie Kittrell and husband Clarence, Shirley Griffin, mattie Warren, Gloria Butts and husband Clyde, and Bonnie Chaney, 1 Special daughter-in-law:

Michelle Tatum page-up-icon 24x24
She was preceded in death by her husband William Chesney and husband Richard Austin Tatum, her parents, JC Nellie Watson, sister, Nellie Jean Watson, granddaughter, Tiffany Nicole Tatum.

Pallbearers were Roy Tatum, Troy Tatum, Carl Butts, Justin McCrory, Brian Stevens, and Mitchell Stevens. Honorary Pall-bearers were Austin Tatum and Christopher Tatum Visitation was held Friday, October 29, from 12 until 2 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home of Union.

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Services for Patricia Kay Smith were held 2 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Rev. Bobby Barfoot officiating. Burial was in the Erin Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Smith, 62, of Union, died Thursday, November 4, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

Patricia was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She was a friend to all who knew her.

Survivors include: Husband of 43 years: Harold Smith of Union,  Daughter: Stacie Smith Shoemaker and husband Jimmy Doyle of Decatur, Kelley Smith Lee and husband Michael of Union, Grandchildren: Casey Shoemaker, Christina Shoemaker, Eli Crenshaw, Kaydon Lee, and Austin Lee, 1 Brother: Kent Burroughs and wife Tanya of Decatur,  Mother-In-Law: Ruby Smith. She was survived by several nieces and nephews, Aunts, and cousins.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her son, John David Smith, her parents, Carl H. Burroughs and Marie Burroughs, brother, Edmond Burroughs, and father-in-law, Alvis Smith.

Pallbearers were Lynn Phillips, David Tomerlin, Ashley Burroughs, David Everett, Andy Vance, Randy Vance, Mike Driskell, and Bobby Horton. Honorary Pallbearers were Freddie Ezell, Gerald Ezell, and O’neal Vance. Visitation was held from 5 until 8  p.m. Saturday, November 6.

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Funeral  Services for Sylvia Renae Stokes were held 2 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2010 at John E. Stephens Chapel. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery, Philadelphia, with Rev. Dennis Duval officiating.  John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Stokes, 53, of Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday, November 4, at her residence. She was a homemaker, enjoyed reading and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

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Funeral services for Raymond Osborn “Sam” Boutwell were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Newton County North Chapel. Burial was in Newton County Memorial Gardens. Newton County Funeral Home North, 9998 Hwy 15 North, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Boutwell, 82 of Newton, died Saturday, November 6, at Bedford Care Center.

Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

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Funeral services for Louis Preston Foley, II will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Hopewell Methodist Church with Dr. John Cash and Rev. William Savell officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Foley, 27, of Newton, died Thursday, November 4. He was born June 29, 1983, as his mom referred to him as her "miracle baby." He loved playing with and collecting trains, as a child, which played a major influence on the career he chose. He was musically inclined as he was a member of the Newton County High School Band, where he graduated in 2002. He also was an avid bag pipe player. He was a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard, serving his country in Iraq, Afganistan, and Washington, D.C. He was an engineer and conductor for the Kansas City Southern Railroad at the time of his death. He was a member of the American Legion Post #89 in Decatur, the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans, and  Antioch Christian Church.

Survivors Include: Father: Louis Preston (Stephanie) Foley Sr, Newton, Mother: Patricia Rowell (Terry) Waller, Union, Brother: William Scott (Sherry) Wheeler, Morton, Brother: Michael Adam (Debra) Wheeler, Morton, Brother: John Barry (Jennifer)  Thrash, Twenty Nine Palms, CA, Brother: Brad (Angie) Foley, Meridian, Sister: Rhonda Kay (Wallace) Griffith, Meridian, Maternal Grandmother: Christine Rowell, Lake, Paternal Grandmother: Janell Stamper Foley, Newton, His girlfriend, Jennifer Branch, from Walker, Louisiana, survives. Special friend, who was like a brother to Louis, was Scott Foley, as well as Jonathan Walker and Michael Brand, who served in the National Guard with him survive. Brad Edmondson, a friend of Louis' also survives who served with him in Washington. Numerous nieces,  nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by: his  maternal grandfather:  James Rowell and his paternal grandfather: Johnnie Harvey Foley.

Pallbearers will be Members of the Mississippi Army National Guard Members. Honorary Pallbearers will be Scott Wheeler, Scott Foley, Michael Wheeler,  John Thrash, Micheal Brand, Brad Edmonson, Jonathan Walker, Brad Foley and Ron Foley, Jr.  Visitation will be held Thursday from 1 until 2:45 p.m. at Hopewell Methodist Church, 2852 CR 20, Rose Hill. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

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Services for infant, Grace "Gracee" Hughes, were held Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Jessie Dennis, Officiating. Burial was held in Old Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Newton, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Grace, "Gracee" 1 month old, of Alamogordo, New Mexico, died October 23, at the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital.

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Services for Joe Wheaton, were held Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Methodist Church in Montrose, with Rev. Theodore Cole, officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Wheaton, 75, of Newton, died October 29, at Regency Hospital in Meridian.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to service at the church.

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Funeral services for Roseanne McCullom were held at 2 p.m. at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, with Bro. Steve Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Newton Masonic Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McCullom, 53 of Newton, died Sunday, October 31, at her home. She loved flowers and making crafts, being outdoors and caring for her dogs and cats. Other favorite past times that she enjoyed were sewing, watching TV, and traveling.

Survivors include: parents: Armand Joseph "Frenchy" and Ann Wagner Therrien, Newton; daughters: Jennifer Michelle Gibbs Arellano, and her husband, Alberto “Cuba” Garcia, Newton; Barbara Ann Gibbs Wilkerson and her husband, James, Decatur and Stephanie Leigh Gibbs Sullivan, and her husband, Shannon, Union; brothers: Armand Joseph Therrien Jr, and his wife, Jackie, Newton; and David Wayne Therrien, and his wife, Jennifer, Junction City, KS; sister: Barbara Therrien Page Kelly, Newton; grandmother: Juliette Marie Therrien, Newton; grandchildren: Armand Preston Gibbs, Bailey Rose Garcia, and Nicholas Trey Garcia, all of Newton; Austin Tyler Rash, Adrianna Page Gibbs, Colby Levi Wilkerson, and James Waylon Wilkerson, all of Decatur; Paisley Brooke Sullivan, Madison Bree Sullivan, and Hunter Dean Sullivan, all of Union;  nephews and nieces: David Scott Therrien, Amanda Marie Therrien, Amen Seth Therrien, Sallieann Page Kelly Bassett, Steve Austin Kelly, and Savannah Ann Kelly.

She was preceded in death by: her maternal grandparents: Joe and Nancy Wagner and her paternal grandfather: George Therrien.

Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday November 1, at the funeral home.

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Funeral services for Sam W. Waggoner III of Newton will be held Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Carthage with interment to follow at Harris Cemetery in Carthage. Visitation was held at Wilcox Funeral Home in Carthage on Tuesday from 5 until 7 p.m. and will be on Wednesday from 9:30 until 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Carthage.

Waggoner, 88, of Newton died Monday, Nov. 1 in Jackson following an extended illness.

A native of Leake County and 1939 graduate of Carthage High School, Waggoner served as Mississippi?s Central District Transportation Commissioner for 21 years and as an engineer for the Mississippi Department of Transportation for 15 years. He was the construction engineer for the Ross Barnett Reservoir and the founder of Engineers and Surveyors Inc.

During a lifetime of civic service, Waggoner served as state commander of the American Legion in 1952-53, was active in the Ole Miss Alumni Association Board of Directors from 1968-80, served for 18 years on the state board of the American Cancer Society and was active in the Ole Miss Engineering Alumni Association since graduation.

He was active in the First Baptist Church of Newton, serving as a deacon for 18 years, president of the Berean Sunday School Class for over 20 years and superintendent of the Sunday School for a decade. Waggoner was instrumental in passage of the $1.6 billion Corridor Road Program that put four-lane roads within 30 miles of all Mississippi cities and helped create the AHEAD organization. He received Hall of Fame award for outstanding engineer in 2002.

A 1932 graduate of the Ole Miss School of Engineering, Waggoner was the 2006 recipient of the “engineer of distinction award” from the Ole Miss School of Engineering that honors lifetime achievement. Waggoner was a cattle and timber farmer and a member of Cattleman’s Association and a charter member of the Leake County Forestry Association. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant JG.

Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife of 64 years, Mary Elizabeth Smith Waggoner; son Joe Ayres Waggoner II; daughter Mary Jane Waggoner McDaniel; daughter-in-law Allison and their children Alex Ayres and Olivia Claire; son-in-law Kirk Bolling McDaniel and their children Anna McDaniel Henson (married to Zeb King Henson and 3 children Sara Elizabeth, Sandra Leigh, and Samuel William); Elizabeth McDaniel Pegg (married to Ronald Clark Pegg Jr. and 2 children Katherine Elizabeth and Bryson Clark); and Sara Ayres McDaniel.

His parents, Ruth Ayres and Sam Wilder, and his brother Joe Ayres Waggoner preceded him in death.

Pallbearers will be Ned Rushing, Bobby Easom, Leon Sellers, Will McMillan, Gary Hillman and Bob Montgomery. Wilcox Funeral Home in Carthage was in charge of the arrangements.
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Graveside services for Mr. Willie Jenkins were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 1, 2010 at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Rusty Walton officiated.

Mr. Jenkins, 63, of Little Rock, died Sunday, October 31, at his residence.

Survivors include: Wife: Mary Jenkins, Son: Billy Jenkins and wife Shea, Donny Jenkins and fiance', Cindy Carter. He had many friends and extended family.

Pallbearers: Donny Jenkins, Billy Jenkins, BJ Harrison, Stacy Dyson, Rocky Siegrel, and J.R. Vistiation was held 9 until 10 a.m. Monday, November 1, at Milling Funeral Home of Union.
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Services for Phyllis Kirby Jones were held Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hal Thrash officiating. Burial followed in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Jones, 93, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, October 31, at Hospice in His Hands in Leake County.

Obituaries October, 2010

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Robert Stribling page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Robert Stribling were held 3 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church of Union with Rev. Chris Shelton officiating. Burial was in the Union City Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Stribling, 86, of Union, died Thursday, October 21, at Hospice In His Hands of Carthage.

Mr. Stribling was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon. He was a third generation owner and publisher of the Union Appeal. He also served a four year term as alderman. Mr. Stribling was a member of the American Legion. He served his country as a World War II Veteran. USS UVALDE. He was a member of Woodman of the World.

Survivors include: Wife: Dorothy Mae “Dot” Stribling of Union, Daughter: Betty Ann Stribling of Union, Three Grandchildren and Two Great-Grandchildren, Sister: Oliver Ruth Williams of Tennessee.

Preceded in death by: Son, Robert Glenn Stribling, one brother, Clayton P. Stribling, and one sister, Mary Blanch Stribling, and parents, Oliver and Nettie Stribling.

Pallbearers: Clay Stribling, Mack Buntyn, Dr. Oscar Briseno, Thomas Walton, Greg Robinson, and Lamar Mahaffey. Honorary Pallbearers: Mack Moore, Dr. J.G. Alexander, Harold Jenkins, and Buddy Langley. Visitation was 1:30 until 3 p.m. Sunday October 24, at First Presbyterian Church of Union.
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Born April 5, 1914 in Conehatta,  and passed away Sunday, October 24, 2010 in Wrangell, Alaska. In her 96 years, she was married and widowed three times.  She lost her first husband, Ed Vance, while they were still newlyweds. Her second marriage was 41 years with Ray Camp, Sr. Ray was a welder and equipment operator that took his family where he worked. Grace made a home for her family in many places including: Paducah, Kentucky; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Anchorage, Alaska; Monroe and Shreveport, Louisiana; Newton, before settling on the farm outside of Union. They had 2 children: Ray Camp, Jr. currently living in West Monroe, Louisiana with his wife, Karen; Linda Camp Bjorge currently living in Wrangell, Alaska with her husband, Bucky.

Grace lived in Walnut Grove with her third husband, Curtis Gilmer until he passed away. For the last 15 years, she lived in Wrangell Alaska, but has always considered her home to be in Mississippi. Grace was a lifelong member of Poplar Baptist Church in Conehatta.

Grace was lovingly called “Nano” by her family and friends, and was very proud of her 7 grandchildren. Christy Camp, Cathy Wyatt, Kelly Weatherford, Kim Sims, Randy Robinson, Rhonda Robinson, and Charlotte Neff. Nano loved to talk on the phone and get the latest news and updates about her family, her 10 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. She was an avid reader and even finished writing a memoir last year.

Grace was the last of her brothers and sisters: Floy Wall, Clyde Easom, Carl Easom, Pearl Ezell, Carrie Mae Shealy, Gusta Mitchell Kratzer, Amos Easom, Marice Edwards, Frankie Edwards. Grace also had 6 much older half siblings that grew up around Meridian, the youngest of which was Ruby Gordon. She has many beloved nieces and nephews. She felt fortunate to still enjoy close friendships with sisters-in-law: Francis Edwards, Ann Camp, Cygil Edwards.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home in Union. The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Poplar Baptist Church in Conehatta.
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Graveside services for Baileigh Nicole Stokes will be held Thursday, October 28, at 3 p.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South is in charge of arrangements. Infant Baileigh died Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Services for Mable E. Jones will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Dr. Dan Lanier officiating. Burial will be in the Beatline Baptist Church Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Union is in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Jones, 91, of Columbus, died Monday, October 25, at Windsor Place, Columbus. She was a member of Northcrest Baptist Church.

 In lieu of flowers family request memorials be made to the Gideons International PO Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214. Visitation as held 5:30 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Services for Bobbie Jacquelin Barfoot will be held 10 a.m.  Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at County Line Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Elam and Rev. David Jay officiating. Burial will be at New Ireland Cemetery, Union, with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Barfoot, 79, of Union, died Saturday, October 16, at Laird Hospital of Union. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Husband of 46 years: Cecil Barfoot of Union, 2 Daughters: Patricia (Pat) Blatarseh and husband Towfig of Meridian, Wanda “Jeanie” Bailey of Carlsbad, New Mexico, 1 Son: Rev. Bobby Barfoot and wife Delda of Union, 1Sister:  Mildred Green of Walnut Grove, 3 Grandchildren: Darrin Hathorn, David Batarseh, and Jonathan Batarseh, 6 Great Grandchildren, Survived by one niece and one nephew.

Pallbearers: Darrin Hathorn, David Batarseh, Jonathan Bartarseh, Mark Smith, Christina Batarseh, and Davie Guess. Family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Gideons International PO Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214. Visitation was at Milling Funeral Home of Union on Tuesday, October 19  from 6 until 9 p.m.
Rev. Thomas Coatney (T.C.) Pinson page-up-icon 24x24
Graveside services for Rev. Thomas Coatney Pinson will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Charleston Cemetery in Charleston. Visitation dates and times are as follows: Monday and Tuesday, October 18 and 19, 5:30 until 9 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home of Union and Wednesday, October 20, 10:30 a.m.  until 12:30 p.m. in Charleston. Milling Funeral Home of Union is in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. Thomas Coatney Pinson, 86, passed from this life Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 1:10 a.m. at his home in Little Rock. Fall was his favorite time of the year. His birthday was October 31, Halloween. His favorite song was “When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall.” Rev. T.C. Pinson lived everyday of his life, happy, loving and caring for his wife Sara Lillian Neely Pinson and their four children. Rev. Pinson served his country proudly in the American Air Force during WWII as an airplane Aerial Gunner from a B-24 plane. S. Sergeant, T.C. Pinson served the United States of America in the Arvennes, the Rhineland and in the Central European Battles and campaigns. He flew 28 successful missions over Germany. He will be honored with a full military funeral at the Charleston Cemetery in Charleston, Ms.

After coming home from WWII, T.C. married his childhood sweetheart, Sara Lillian Neely and they started a family. Ms. Sara was a mother and homemaker. T.C. was first employed with the U.S. Postal Service located on the Charleston Town Square.

In 1951, T.C. used his G.I. Bill to finish his college degree at Mississippi College at Clinton, Ms., earning a B.A. in sociology. After graduation at Mississippi College, the First Baptist Church of Charleston, ordained him as a Southern Baptist Minister. Rev. Pinson finished his Master Degree in Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He continued his education at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA. Rev. and Mrs. T.C. Pinson served faithfully in Mississippi for 60 years in Christian ministry. And they also served the counties of Tallahatchie, Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Yazoo, Harrison, Rankin, and Newton.

In 1970, Rev. Pinson earned a masters degree in School Administration after teaching in the Jackson City Public School system. He served as principal of the Pearl City Public School System. He also served 15 years as principal of Pearl City Elementary Public School System on Mary Ann Drive.

Survivors include: His children: Son, Dr. Thomas Benton Pinson, MD of Missouri, three daughters, Penny Tucker and husband Timmy of Little Rock, Sara Beth Rogers of Madison, and Mary Ann Medows and husband Frank of Montgomery, Alabama. One sister, Mary Evelyn French. Eleven grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren.

Rev. Pinson was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Jewel Pinson and Mattie Elizabeth Stewart Pinson of Charleston. Two brothers, Paul Pinson and Charles Pinson, and infant Elizabeth Pinson, his granddaughter, Merry Elizabeth Pinson Nettles, his great grandson, James Brooks Ragaland, brother in law, Bill French and wife Sara Lillian Neely Pinson.

Pallbearers: Tommy Pinson, Frank Meadows, Timmy Tucker, Coatney Tucker, Dan Lockett, and Kevin Harrison. Family requests that memorials be made to: Vira Neeley Rice Memorial Fund P.O. Box 530 Jackson, Ms. 39205. This fund was started in 1985, by Rev. and Mrs. T.C. Pinson at Ms. Southern Baptist Fund Board.

The family would like say thanks to Harper Hospice Care, Milling Funeral Home of Union, Womble Funeral Home, friends, neighbors and family. A special thanks to Mr. and  Mrs. Michael and Timothy Tucker, primary care givers;  Nona and Kevin Harrison and Rachael and Brian Swanner, assistant caregivers.
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Services for Bobby Wash were held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Hill Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert Moncrief, officiating.  Burial was held in the church cemetery, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Wash, 50, of Newton, died October 3, at Hospice in His Hands in Carthage. Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the church.

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Services for Mary Grace Comans Lyle were held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Rocky Hill Church of God. Rev. Brett Cooper and Rev. Luther Quinley officiated with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Friday, October 8 from 5 until 8 p.m. Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol was in charge of the arrangements.
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Services for Beulah Lee Russell were held 10 a.m. Monday, October 11, 2010, at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union. Burial was in the Newton County Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Ricky Rainer officiating. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Beulah Lee Thompson Russell, 82, entered this life on January 23,

1928 and entered into rest on Saturday, October 9, 2010. She was loving, thoughtful, and always opened her home to family, friends, and neighbors. Her heart was her family and she gave openly and lovingly to them. She was a member of Erin Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Florence Ogletree Thompson, father, Robert Hamilton Thompson, and step-mother, Ella Mae Thompson; as well as her siblings, Robert Thompson, Sidney Thompson, H.T.

Thompson and Zera Mae Crimm.

Survivors include: Husband of 64 years, Melburn Ross “Pete” Russell of Decatur, Daughter: Sandra Ree Russell Rainer and husband James Edward Rainer of Brandon, granddaughter: Misti Shea Rainer Carter and husband John Shane and two great granddaughters, Anna Kate Carter and Kara Beth Carter all of Brandon. She is also survived by five nieces and five nephews that she loved dearly.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Erin Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 2095 Andrew Milling Rd. Decatur, Ms. 39327.

Visitation was held 5:30 until 8 p.m. Sunday, October 10.
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Nancy Mary Hillman Boutwell,  91, was wrapped in God’s blanket of love on October 9, 2010 at her residence in Newton. Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday October 12, 2010 in the chapel of Newton County Funeral Home North. Burial was in the Poplar Springs Cemetery with Newton County Funeral Home North, Newton, in charge of the arrangements.

Nancy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her love and gentleness endeared her to many friends. She was a graduate of East Central Community College, where she met the love of her life, James. She was a retired dietician from Newton Regional Hospital. She loved quilting, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid Saints fan. She was a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, James H. Boutwell.

She  is survived by a son John (Barbara) Boutwell of Clinton,  and a daughter, Nancy Jo (Larry) Bowman also of Clinton, three grandchildren Larry Jr. (Kim) Bowman of Brandon, Jason (Melissa) Boutwell of Hattiesburg, Nancy Kaye (Steve) Denham of Brandon, a step grandson Glenn (Cathy) Goodwin of Marietta, GA, six great grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law Nina Hillman.

The family wishes to express their thanks to the loving and supportive staff of the Meridian Sta-Home Hospices and the excellent care provided by them. Also a special thanks and appreciation for the love and supportive care of Cathye Bates and Kathy Mosley. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Visitation was held on Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Funeral services for Jack H. Harris will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2010, Newton County Funeral Home South with Dr. David Rives officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, Newton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Harris, 83, of Newton, died Sunday, October 10 at his residence.

He was a native of Newton County. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, serving in the military in the U.S. Navy and the Army, respectfully. He was an avid worker with his hands, building many things made of wood. He loved gardening and planting vegetables, going to auctions and estate sales. He loved visiting with his family and friends. He was a member and deacon of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors Include: his daughter: Faye Dean, Little Rock; his sons: James Issac  Harris, Newton, and Jack Harris, Meridian; his grandchildren: Lindsay Atkins, Ashley Walker, Megan Harris, Stephen Harris, Hope Harris, Donna Strickland, and Chris Harris; two great-grandchildren; his sisters:  Johnnie Bounds, Hickory, and Edna Earle Bounds, Newton; his brother: George Harris, Newton, his sister-in-law: Louise  Harris, Lawrence.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Frances E. Harris; his parents: Joe George and Mary  Frances Willis Harris; and  his brother: Tom Harris.

Pallbearers will be: Paul Edwards, Tony Adams, Luke Atkins, Scott Sibley, Benny Sibley, and Jeff Sibley. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Arthritis Foundation. Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 12 at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Services for Mr. Donald R. Mulford will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Rev. Glenn Haymann officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Springs Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Mulford, 60, of Union, died Monday, October 11, at Jeff Anderson Regional Hospital.

Mr. Mulford was employed with Esco for 37 years where he served as a team leader in the distribution department. He was a member of Sand Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Wife: Joan Breland Mulford of Union, Son: Steve Mulford of Decatur, Sister: Kay Turley and husband David of Meridian, 2 Brothers: Ronnie Mulford of Baton Rouge, LA, Stan Mulford and wife Cindy of McComb, Step-Brother: Jimmy Mulford of McComb, 4 Grandchildren: Megan Mulford, Cody Mulford, Christopher Mulford and Dylan Mulford. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers: David Turley, Joe Farrow, Kenneth Neese, Charlie Schellbach, Max Sessums, Wayne Welch, and Ray Strebeck Visitation was held 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 12.
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Services for Bernice Ruth Goldman Moore will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. from Coldwater Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Rowzee officiating. Burial will follow in Coldwater Cemetery under the direction of McClain-Hays Funeral Home.

Ms. Moore, 99, died Sunday, October 10 at the Choctaw Residential Center.  She was a lifelong resident of Neshoba County-mostly residing in the Coldwater community. Ms. Moore spent most of her life as a housewife and supporter of her husband of  67 years. She was very active in Coldwater Baptist Church and promoted the involvement of her children in church activities.

Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Houston of Brandon, Oneva Rowzee and her husband, James of Newton, and Glenda Williamson and her husband, Tommy of Philadelphia; one son, Reuben Moore and his wife, Fay of Philadelphia; and daughter-in-law, Elaine Moore of Philadelphia. Grandchildren include Annice and Mike McGuffey of Madison, Denice andWill Poe of Vicksburg, Karen and Clay Rogers of Houston, TX, Linda andPhil Smith of Madison, Robert and Vonda Rowzee of Newton, Nelda and Paul Johnson of Raleigh, NC, Polly Williamson of Philadelphia,  Tommie Jane and John Shappley of Madison, Brian Voge of Laurel, Bart and Gwen Moore of Philadelphia, David and Laurie Moore of Mechanicsburg, PA, Amanda and Jamey Nolan of Slidell, LA, Timothy and Andrea Moore of Philadelphia, and Bryan and Andrea Moore of Daphne, AL; and 22 great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings include F.B. Goldman of Dallas, TX, Ertis Parker of Vicksburg, Pauline Hardy of Philadelphia, Lois Beason of Philadelphia, Walterine Sheffield of Dallas, TX, and Rodney Goldman and his wife, Jewell of Philadelphia.

She was the wife of the late R.B. Moore, a dairy farmer and community leader in Neshoba County. She was also preceded in death by one son, James Moore; one son-in-law, Jimmy Houston; one granddaughter, Alicia Voge; one great-grandson, Isaac Moore; and siblings, Edna McDonald and Sula Ferguson.

Memorials may be given to Coldwater Cemetery Fund, (1013 Road 414, Philadelphia, MS 39350), Gideons International or your favorite charity.
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Services for W.C. “Buster” McNeer, age 96, were held 10 a.m. Friday, October 8, 2010 at Southern Funeral Home Chapel, Lexington. Rev. Bobby Williamson and Rev. Mike Steen officiated with burial in the Bethesda Cemetery.

Visitation was Friday, October 8 from 8:30 until 10 a.m. Southern Funeral Homes, of Lexington, was in charge of the arrangements.

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Cheryl Ann Walker page-up-icon 24x24
Cheryl Ann Walker, 59, of Orange Park, FL, died September 20, 2010. She was born to the late James Pugh and late Virginia Pugh April 10, 1951 in Milford, DE. She had a brother the late Raymond Pugh and a sister Sharon Short. Cheryl had two children the late George Cohee and Greg Cohee of Milford, DE.

She married Marvin Walker on November 7, 1992. Cheryl worked for the last 16 years for Fishman & Tobin Inc. She loved her work and all the people she worked with. Cheryl loved her dogs Bo and Jack. She called them her boys.  Cheryl lived a very active life and she loved to travel.

A viewing was held from 3 until 6 p.m. Thursday evening in the chapel of Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, and a memorial service followed at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Susan G. Komen For the Cure at www.komen.org to support Breast Cancer research. Cheryl cared about everyone, and it showed.

She will be deeply missed. Please sign the online guest register at www.jacksonvillememorygardens.com
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Services for Frances E. Harris were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home South Chapel with Dr. David Rives officiating. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Harris, 71 of Meridian, died Monday, September 20, at R.P. White Nursing Facility in Meridian. She loved needle point, crocheting, cooking, attending auctions and  she also loved her work and her family.

Survivors Include: her husband: Jack Harris, Newton; her daughter: Faye Harris Dean and husband Joey, Little Rock; her sons: Jack Harris, Jr and wife Connie, Meridian; and James Isaac Harris, Newton; her brothers: William Miller, WI; Henry Earl Miller, CA; James Miller, IA; Charles Miller, MO Fred Miller, OR; her sister: Mary Downing, IA; her

grandchildren: Lindsay Atkins, Ashley Walker, Megan Harris, Stephen Harris, Hope Harris, Judd Easom, Donna Strickland, and  Christopher Harris; and her 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: William Earl Nora Frances Mendenhall Miller; her sister: Edith Jones of  MO; her brothers: Richard Miller of Bitzburg, Germany; Robert Miller of MO; and Eugene Miller of IA.

Pallbearers were: Luke Atkins, Tony Adams, Paul Edwards, Scott Sibley, Jeff Sibley, Benny Sibley,  and Phillip Dean.

Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Services for Cecil Elias Addy were   held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2010 at Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Johnny Mullinax, Rev. Tod Thompson, and Rev. Lin Chesney officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Cecil Elias Addy, 88, of Decatur, died Wednesday, September 22, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Addy was born on August 4, 1922 in Newton County to Ervin and Emma Addy. He was a veteran of World War II, serving from February 25, 1943 until November 4, 1945. While in the service he participated in campaigns in Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. After returning home to Newton County, Mr. Addy began to farm and raise dairy cows. He was a true steward of the earth and loved working with his hands. Mr. Addy’s greatest loves were God and his family. He was a lifelong resident of Newton County and enjoyed hunting with his beagles, watching sports, and gardening.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Lola Keen Addy, of Decatur; son, Mike Addy and wife Debbie of Decatur; daughter Debbie Boggan and husband Charles of Decatur; grandchildren: Jeff Addy (Lisa) of Decatur, Jake Addy (Stacy) of Decatur, Natalie May (Caleb) of Philadelphia, Emily Thompson (Hal) of Decatur, Matthew Boggan, Celia Boggan and Cody Addy, all of Decatur; great-grandchildren: Jacob Addy, Josh Addy, Lauren Addy, and Tyson Thompson, all of Decatur. He is also survived by step grandchildren, Rebecca Bene’ (Daniel) and Jeremy Scarbrough (Abby) and great Granddaughter, Rowan Bene’.

Pallbearers were Jeff Addy, Jake Addy, Matthew Boggan, Cody Addy, Hal Thompson, and Caleb May. Visitation was held 5 until 8 p.m.  Thursday, September 23, at Milling Funeral Home of Union.
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Mr. Bennie Lee Nash went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 24, 2010, in Meridian. Born on December 30, 1942 in Neshoba County, to the union of Jake and Willie Mae Nash, who preceded him in death along with one brother, Willie J. Nash of Moss Point.

Bennie joined Sandhill M.B. Church at a very early age in Neshoba County, and becoming a member of Sweet Holy Spirit Church after relocating to Chicago, IL. He was a long-time resident of Moss Point, for 30 years, and later relocating to Union and becoming a member of Greater Rose Hill Baptist Church.

He married Maudie Bernice Patrick in Holy Matrimony on June 7, 1963.

He was a loving husband for 47 years. From this union 3 sons and 1 daughter were born to cherish his memory: Vincent L. (Shirley) Nash of Waveland; Tammie L. (Jose) Arebalo of Norfolk, VA; Benny G. (Tonya) Nash of Moss Point; and Dennis R. (Jennifer) Nash of Atlanta, GA. Two daughters: Debbie Hunter of Moss Point; and Nonyel Nash of Detroit, MI; 20 grandchildren: Genevrie L. aka Precious (Tommy) Meldrum, whom they helped raise as a child; Connie Arebalo, Angel Arebalo, Alexis Arebalo, Venye Kirkland, Vynneshea Kirkland, Avianna Nash, Amaya Nash, Vincent Lee Nash, Jr, Jacob Nash, Temple Nash, Trent Nash, Thornton Nash, Nicholas Nash, B.J. Nash, Annie Hunter, Sheena Hunter, Matthew Patrick, Sunsarhae Patrick, and Courtney A. Nash; 6 great-grandchildren: Michael Meldrum, Marquese Meldrum, Tamia Meldrum, Jaquan Kirland; 3 others, 2 brothers: Oscar Lee (Ruby Jean) of Moss Point; Willis Lee Nash of Moss Point; 3 sisters: Louretha (Dennis) Bolden of Moss Point; Verna Mae Cowan of Union; and Bobbie Jean

(Raven) MacBeath of Milwaukee, WI; 2 brother-in-laws: Joe C. Patrick of Union and Willie Raines of Cleveland, OH; 5 sister-in-laws: Luverta Nash of Moss Point; Gertrude Williams of Los Angeles, CA; Clatie Bell Edison of Hickory; Irene (MacDaniel) Gault of Buffalo, NY; and Clairee Hicks of Buffalo, NY; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Bennie was a wonderful husband, an excellent father, and provider. He was a hard worker and held positions at Ingalls Shipbuilding as Supervisor and Half-hat levels. He worked for Public Works for a number of years and later retiring with Graham Construction Company. He was very athletic participating in baseball; Spring Training with the L.A. Dodgers in 1961, and Semi-Pro Baseball in Chicago, IL. and later in Moss Point. He also enjoyed basketball and football. Fishing and hunting were his favorite past times! We've enjoyed the time the Lord has given us to spend with you and we will miss you very, very much!

Viewing of the body will be Friday, October 1, from 2 until 6 p.m. at Beck Funeral Home, 10460 Road 561, Philadelphia, 601-656-1191. Viewing of the body also on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Greater Rose Hill Church, Union. Funeral Services will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Greater Rose Hill Church, Union.
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Services for Ruby Gladys Herd were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Mount Zion Church, Union, with Rev. Jonathan Jenkins officiating. Ruby Gladys Herd, 95, of Columbus, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 22.

Mrs. Herd was born August 30, 1915 in Newton County, MS to the late Rubie Gladys Cleveland Terrell and George Walton Terrell. She won Mt. Zion School’s spelling bee in eighth grade and always loved word puzzles. She graduated from Stratton High School in 1933, the first of her family. She enjoyed board games and being a member of the Red Hat Ladies Society, in addition to gardening and bird watching. She was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. As a faithful believer in Jesus Christ, she was a member of Hilton Terrace Baptist Church.

She is survived by: her twin daughters Ruby Lynn Hand (William) of Columbus, GA and Judy Rogers (Joseph) of Woodstock, GA, daughter in law Linda Herd of Germantown, TN, five grandchildren, Stephen Rogers (Jenny) of Cummings, GA, Stephanie Hassard (Jake) of Columbus, GA, Christian Rogers of Woodstock, GA, Catherine Hand of Dothan, AL and Rachel Herd of Germantown, TN and three great grand children, Andrew and twins, Matthew and Bryson Rogers.

Mrs. Herd is preceded in death by: her parents, her husband Steve B. Herd, her son George L. (Roy) Herd, three brothers, Walton, Andrew V. and Earl Terrell and two sisters Zerthan Nicholson and Anne Rose Nicholson.

The family received friends on Thursday evening, September 23, from 6 until 8 p.m. at McMullen Funeral Home, Columbus, GA.

The family wishes to thank our church family, the staff at Gardens of Calvary, Covenant Woods and Columbus Hospice for your kindness, care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Columbus Hospice.
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Mrs. Annie L. Johnson was born on February 11, 1928 to the late Mr. A .C. Thompson and Mrs. Arrie Gambrell Thompson in Newton County.

God saw his child was getting weary, and tired. He saw fit to release her and she stepped across the threshold that we call death at 11:58 p.m. on September 1, 2010 at Rush Hospital, Meridian, but it was only into another room. It was a step into one of the many rooms of our Heavenly Father’s House. At an early age she confessed Christ and united with Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, Decatur. Known to most as “Ms Sis”, Mrs.

Johnson was married to the Late Oscar L. Johnson who together owned and operated Johnson Restaurant in Newton. She was a dutiful mother who taught her children to trust in God. She leaves to cherish her sweet memories, Two Sons: Ronnie (Shirley) Johnson, Newton, and Larry  (Francine) Johnson, Kuwait; Two daughters, Joyce Walker and Gloria (Rubin) Tatum both of Newton, step-daughter, Angie (Joseph) Echole of Gulfport;  brother, Charlie Thompson, Denver, Colorado. Her brother, Elmer Thompson preceded her in death. Eight Grandchildren, John, Jerald, Fred, Stacey, Brooke, Tijuana, Maurice, and Joshua; Seven Great-grandchildren: Shavontae, Jeremiah, Jacquez, Emmanuel, Jerry, Chance and Joshua Allen; brother-in laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins; friends at The New Beginnings and the many caregivers who gave effortlessly of their time and love.
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Graveside service for Mrs. Betty J. Goss was held 11 am, Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Leslie Aucoin officiating. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Goss, 74, of Meridian, died Tuesday, September 21, at Jeff Anderson Hospital. No public visitation.

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Services for Rev. Ferrell O. Cork, Jr. were held at 1 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2010 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. David Eldridge officiating. Graveside services followed in Lee Memorial Park with Rev. William L. Davis officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors was in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. Ferrell O. Cork, Jr., 80, died Monday, September 13, 2010, at The North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness.

A McLaurin native, he was born April 16, 1930 to Ferrell O. and Margaret Anderson Cork, Sr., and was raised in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Mississippi College in 1953 and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1959. He was a retired Southern Baptist Minister, having served as pastor of Bogue Chitto Baptist, 1st Baptist of Gordo, Alabama, Brooks Memorial Baptist of Atmore, Alabama, 1st Baptist of Union, 1st Baptist of Aberdeen, and VanWinkle Baptist of Clinton. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a Ski Trooper. Also while serving in the Army, he was a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Billie T. Cork of Tupelo; one daughter, Lynn High (Henry) of Tupelo; one son, Steven E. Cork (Cheryl) of Mooreville; one brother, James Cork of Akron, Ohio; six grandchildren, Jennifer Medders (Cliff) of Cleveland, Leslie Wood (Andrew) of Saltillo, Catherine Stegall (Charlie) of Pontotoc, Jason Silcox (Paige) of Nashville, Tennessee, Collin Cork of Ripley, and Cade Cork of Mooreville; five great-grandchildren, Lex Davidson, Kaylee Wood, Cas Stegall, Nora Silcox and Davis Silcox.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lullu Harrold; one grandchild, Meredith Davidson who died September 17, 2009.

Pallbearers will be Collin and Cade Cork, Jason Silcox, Cliff Medders, Leslie Sullivan, Lamar Pruitt, and Andrew Wood. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gene Tinnon, Harold Long, and Henry High. Visitation was 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, September 16, 2010 at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com
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Services for Martha Elam were held at Goodwater Baptist Church Cemetery in Meehan, on Thursday September 16, 2010 at 2 p.m. with Bro. Jamie Leach officiating. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Martha Elam, 80, of Newton, died Monday, September 13, 2010 at Regency Hospital in Jackson.

Mrs. Elam was known for her love of traveling especially camping. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and resident of Newton County for most of her life.

Survivors Include: Son, Johnnie Paul Elam, (Ann) Braxton, Sister: Helen Neal, Brandon, 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren numerous nieces and nephews.

Proceeded in death by:  Husband, Clarence H. Elam; Son, Mark Allen Elam.

Visitation was held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Newton County Funeral Home South. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
A’Joiya Colette Pickens (Infant) page-up-icon 24x24
A'Joiya Colette Pickens was born August 27, 2010 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She passed away on September 3, 2010 in the Neonatal ICU at Jeff Anderson's.

Survivors are parents: Tracie Pickens and Jeffery Griffin, Sisters: Teyanna and JaMya Gibson, Grandparents are Ida and Steve Roberts, all of Union.

The funeral was held September 6, 2010 with a graveside service at Donald Rest Cemetery in Philadelphia.
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Services for Mary Reynolds Beatty were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 17, 2010 at the Masonic Cemetery in Newton, with Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop,  Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Reynolds Beatty, 92 of Starkville, died Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Oktibbeha County Regional Hospital in Starkville. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Starkville.

Survivors Include: two brothers,  David M. Reynolds of Starkville, and Henry H. Reynolds of Clinton, numerous nieces and nephews of which a niece by marriage, Anita Vaught  Reynolds has been her special caregiver for many years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Colonel Rupert H. Beatty; one sister, Mildred Reynolds Timberlake and four brothers, Bill Reynolds, Hayden H. Reynolds  Hilliar A. (Cotton) Reynolds and John Austin Reynolds.

Visitation was held from 10 until  11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to French Camp Academy or Palmer Home for children in Columbus.

Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Services for Danny R. Purvis were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home North in Newton. Burial was in the New Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, Hickory. Newton County Funeral Home North, 9998 Hwy 15 North, Newton, was in charge of arrangements.

Danny R. Purvis, 58 of Hickory, died Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.

Mr. Purvis was a lifelong resident of Newton. He was a member at New Fellowship Baptist Church. He was employed with Bedford Care Nursing Center where he will be remembered by both residents and employees for his dedication and remarkable service. He loved his family and will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors Include: Wife: Donna S. Purvis, Hickory, Children: Mary Elizabeth Jones (Chad), Hickory, and Danny Ryan Purvis (Bonnie), Hickory, Mother: Mary M. Purvis, Newton, Brothers: R.T. Purvis (Betty), Newton, Tommy Purvis, Newton, Grandchildren: Brett Jones, Landry Jones.

Preceded in death by:  Father, R.T. Purvis, Sr.

Pallbearers: Johnny Posey, Jimmy Posey, Proby Gammill, James Blackwell, Rusty McMillan, Johnny Coghlan, Curtis Hines and Finas Evans. Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. at Newton County Funeral Home North. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

15-September-2010

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Funeral services for Bobby Ray Stevens was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church in Decatur, with Rev. Mark Vincent officiating. Burial followed in Decatur City Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Stevens, 62, of Decatur, died Monday, September 6, 2010 at Rush Foundation Hosptial in Meridian. He was a member Evergreen Masonic Lodge of Decatur, and a member of Clarke-Venable Baptist Church. He loved his family and friends and loved to help those in need. He also loved spending time on his farm and cooking for friends.

Survivors Include: his wife, Betty Stevens of Decatur; his sons: Jerry Crawford and wife Victoria, of Decatur; Jimmy Crawford and wife Debbie, of Decatur; Scotty Stevens and wife Brenda, of Meridian; and Marty Stevens and wife Rebecca, of Decatur; his daughters: Janice Weaver Collins and husband John, of Meridian, and Judy Harper and husband David, of Decatur; his brothers: Ruben Stevens and wife Betty, of Decatur; and Danny Stevens of Neshoba; his sisters: Mary Williams of Meridian; Patsy Black and husband Ken, of Union; Elmer Jenkins and husband Larry, of Decatur; Jane Reese of Decatur; and Rosie Burton and husband Dan, of Lula; his grandchildren: Ginger Craft, Kim Luerson, Mason Crawford, Cora Crawford, Joel Weaver, Jace Weaver, Drew Stevens, Suzie Stevens, Trey Tidmore, and Lori Tidmore; 10 Great Grandchildren; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas (Tom B.) and Lois Lorene Warren Stevens, and his brother, B.B. Stevens.

Pallbearers were Mississippi Department of Transportation Workers. Visitation was held from 5 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at Newton County Funeral Home South. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Services for Charles Edwards Holdiness were held at Antioch Christian Church, on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Christian Church with Dr. John Cash officiating. Burial was in Antioch Christian Church Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Holdiness, 65 of Newton, died Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Riley Hospital in Meridian. He enjoyed painting pictures, playiong bingo, and being with family and friends.

Survivors Include: Margaret Bailey of Newton.

He was preceded in death by his parents Allen and Mary Hegwood Holdiness; and his brother: Rudolph Holdiness.

Pallbearers were Benny Sibley, H.R. Humphreys, Jr. Sam Thornton, Billy Horton, Mike Alexander, and Johnny James. Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Graveside services for Barry Covington were held 11 a.m. Friday, September 10, 2010 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Pachuta. Burial followed in the Church cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Covington, age 71, of Chunky, died Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at his home near Chunky.

He is survived by a sister, Minnie White, of Chunky.

Visitation was one hour prior to the service Friday at the Church.

08-September-2010

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Services for Sue Joyce Graham Hollingsworth were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy McDill and Rev. Tommy Anderson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Sue Joyce Graham Hollingsworth, 78, of Meridian, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Hollingsworth was a lifelong resident of Little Rock, but had resided in Meridian for the past two years. She was a graduate of Meridian Junior College School of Nursing, and spent her nursing career at Rush Hospital in Meridian and Laird Hospital in Union. She was a loving wife to Mr. Thomas J. Hollingsworth, Sr. for 60 years and a precious mother to their five children. She was also a sweet grandmother to twelve grandchildren, great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Hollingsworth was a wonderful cook, known throughout the community for her superb Sunday lunches. She was also an avid fan of Southern Gospel Music.

Mrs. Hollingsworth is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Hollingsworth, Sr, one son, Jeff Hollingsworth (Deanie) of Collinsville, three daughters, Shelia Tucker (Jim) of Meridian, Karen White (Randy) of Little Rock and Kay Evans (Greg) of Newton, and one sister, Myrtice Brady Nicholson of Kosciusko.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram Ansley Graham and Myrtle Williamson Graham, her brothers, Selma Thomas Graham, Joseph Clyde Graham and Alvis Devon “Monkey” Graham, her sisters, Helen Marie Graham and Byrtice May Graham, and her oldest daughter, Belinda Fay Droddy.

Pallbearers: Her grandsons, Anthony White, Shawn White, Chris Boney, Matt Tucker, Trenton Evans and Gage Hollingsworth. Vistiation was 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, September 6, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home of Union.

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Services for James Nathaniel Craig were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home South Chapel with Bro. Glen Hayman officiating. Burial was in Hickory Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Craig, 89 of Hickory, died Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at Pioneer Community Hospital in Newton. He was a member of Masonic Lodge of Hickory.

Survivors Include his daughter, June Craig Zachry, and husband Sam Zachry, Pace, FL; his sons: James H Craig and wife Pat, Hickory; Nathaniel M Craig and wife Donna, Cantonment, FL; Gerald Craig, Hickory; 8 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Inez Craig, and his parents: Johnny Jackson and Era Elizabeth Gentry Craig.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Graveside services for Mr. James “Pat” Patterson were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Suqualak City Cemetery in Noxubee, County. Bro. Rusty Walton officiated with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Patterson, 81, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010 at his residence in Union.

Survivors include: Patricia “Pat” Patterson Smith and husband Randy Smith of Meridian, 2 Granddaughters: Stella Smith McMahan and husband Chet of Meridian, Brandi Smith Marchant & husband Tim of Huntsville, Al, Stepson: Lynn Cornelius of Louisville, 2 Grandsons: Joseph Cornelius, Joshua Cornelius both of Louisville, 1 Granddaughter: Traci Walker, 10 Great- Grandchildren, 6 Sisters: Helen Mayo, Evelyn Hailey, Earline Grissom, Ruth Anderson, Eunice Patterson and Dean Sciple, Special Friend: Mildred McElhenney.

He is preceded in death by his wife: Laverna Patterson, 2 brothers; Horace Patterson & Brooks Patterson, Jr, and his parents; Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Patterson.

Visitation was be Monday, August 30, 2011 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home of Union.
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Services for Clois Dean will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at Hopewell Baptist Church. Bro. Tommy Anderson and Bro. Jimmy McDill will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Dean, 80, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2010 at  Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.

Mr. Dean was formerly from Little Rock. He was known for being very patriotic. He served and retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years. He also belonged to the Hub City Masonic Lodge in Hattiesburg. His family will remember him as being a very strong and loving man.

Survivors include: Loving wife of 43 years: Chieko Dean of Brandon, Daughter: Wanda Dean of Collinsville, 5 Sons: Paul Dean (Cecilia) of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, David Dean (Robin) of Brandon, Clois Dean, Jr of Mobile, Al, Charlie Dean (Debra) of Collinsville, Johnny Dean (Susie) of Meridian, 13 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Peggy Brister (Von) of Biloxi, 2 Brothers: Carl Dean of Little Rock, Darrell Dean of Union, also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Dean is preceded in death by his parents; Otto and Renthia Dean.

Visitation was Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home of Union and one hour prior to service at the church.
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Services for Jerry Goss were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 in the chapel of Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, with burial following in the Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery, Forest. Officiating was Rev. Gary Mayes with Wolf Funeral Services of Morton in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Jerry Goss, 69, a resident of Clinton, passed away Saturday August 28, 2010, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson.

Mr. Goss was a native of Leake County and had been a resident of Clinton, for the past 18 years, formerly living in Sebastopol, and he was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church, Conehatta.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Goss of Clinton; daughter, Vickie (Ricky) Sistrunk, of Union and children Trey, Kristen and Tyler; son, Timmy (Tammy) Goss of Meridian and children Caleb and Chris; step-daughter, Stacy (Brent) Feathers of Brandon and children Michele, Samantha, and Brieann; step-son, Bruce (Joy) Gilmore of Brandon and children Matt and Clint; brother, Paul Davis (Angie) Goss of Lexington, KY; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Jewel Goss, one son, Ricky Dale Goss, one daughter, Teresa Ann Goss, and two brothers, Junior Goss and Ray Goss.

Pallbearers were Trey Sistrunk, Tyler Sistrunk, Matt Gilmore, Clint Gilmore, Ricky Sistrunk, and Brent Feathers. Visitation was held Monday, August 30, 2010 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. and Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 10 until 10:45 a.m. before service time.
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Mary Elizabeth (Bettie) McGee Wolverton died at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, after a four-year battle with lung cancer.

Bettie was born Oct. 24, 1932 to Mary Elizabeth Hill and Jesse Chalmers McGee in Hickory. She grew up in Hickory and graduated Valedictorian of her high school class, then graduated Cum Laude from Belhaven College in Jackson in 1954.

In college she was a member of Kappa Delta Epsilon and the honor council, was president of the Baptist Student Union and the Belhaven Christian Association, and was listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. She received the Belhaven Christian Association award her junior year and the Student Council Award and Trustees' Scholarship Medal at graduation.

Bettie worked as missions secretary at Calvary Baptist Church in Jackson until she married James Keith Wolverton in Dec. 1954 and moved to Memphis, where he was in dental school. They moved to Arlington, Virginia, where Dr. Wolverton was in the army dental corps for three years while Bettie worked for the American Pharmaceutical Association and Greenbrier Baptist Church.

They returned to Mississippi in August 1960 for Dr. Wolverton to open his dental practice. By then their older son had been born and the younger followed seven and a half years later. For most of the following years, Bettie spent her time as a homemaker and mother and was active in community and church affairs. She also spent the last eighteen years of her husband's practice working at the front desk.

Survivors are her husband, Dr. J. Keith Wolverton; and sons, Dr. Robert K. Wolverton (Laura) of Washington, D.C., and Barry Wolverton of Memphis, Tenn. In addition are siblings, Chalmers McGee (Juanita), Hickory; William H. McGee (Patsy), Starkville; Sara Moreau (Henry), Decatur; Joseph M. McGee, Hickory; Rachel Katzer (David), Rural Hall, NC; and Mayor Gene McGee (Jane), Ridgeland and Aunt Ruby Kennedy of Newton. She also leaves a number of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service was conducted on Saturday, August 21, by her pastor, Dr. John Brashier, at Calvary Baptist Church. In honor of her son, Dr. Robert Wolverton, her body was donated to the Univ. of Miss. School of Medicine. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1300 W. Capitol St., Jackson, MS. 39203.

Obituaries August, 2010

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Donna Sue Ganann Cochran, 44, of Carthage died on Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday, August 15, 2010, at Freeny Methodist Church with Bro. Richard Rankin, Bro. Albert Clark, and Bro. Kelly Pope officiating. Music was provided by Bro. Skipper Maxwell and Mrs. Cornelia Grimes, pianist. Burial was in Center Hill Baptist Church cemetery in Conway with Bro. Richard Rankin and Bro. Stan Lobin officiating. Wilcox Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Donna was a Leake County native and an active member of Freeny Methodist Church where she served the church in many capacities. She was a 1983 graduate of Leake Academy and received her Associate of Arts degree from East Central Community College. She was employed as a dental assistant for Dr. Joe Collins of Jackson for many years.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Mike Cochran, Carthage; a daughter, Kayla Cochran, Carthage; a son, Michael Cochran, Carthage; a daughter-in-law, Haley Cochran; one grandson, Landen Cochran; parents, Jack and Syble Ganann of Conway; two brothers, Larry Ganann of Marion, Arkansas, and Tom P. Ganann, Carthage; two sisters, Carolyn Robinson, Lawrence, and Cynthia May, Walnut Grove.

She was preceded in death by her sister Cheryl Ganann Turner.

Pallbearers were Sam Boykin, Andrew Burnside, Tyler Cochran, Chris Ganann, Todd Ganann, Derrick Gill, Chance Sistrunk, and Brian Turner. Honorary pallbearers are Cody Ganann, Drew May, Justin Perry, and Chad Rhinewalt.
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Services for Alice Marie McCraw Blackburn were held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 19, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Union with Rev. Jon Martin and Dr. Marcus Finch officiating. Burial was in the Neshoba Baptist Church Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Blackburn, 77, of Union, died Monday, August 16, 2010 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include: Husband: Jimmy L Blackburn of Union, 1 Daughter: Diane Kostrzewa of Suffolk, VA, 2 Sons: Ronald Blackburn and wife Marie of Fredricksburg, VA, Michael Blackburn and wife Leslie of Portsmouth, VA, 8 Grandchildren, 1 Great Granddaughter, 2 Sisters: Viola Matrone of New Jersey and Elnora Rigdon of Union. She is

survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Mr. and Mrs. John M. McCraw, one husband Truitt Ware, 2 step daughters; Three brothers; Edward McCraw, Clarmen McCraw and Johnny McCraw, six sisters; Zexra Eldridge, Opal Eldridge, Katee Matthews, Dot Lamb, Lucille Strickland, and Lessie McCraw.

Pallbearers: Bill Willis, Lin Jones, Joey Ezelle, Harold Cleveland, Bill Cassel, and Ed Cliburn Visitation was held 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Union also visitation from 10 until 11 a.m. service time.
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Services for Talmadge Brooks Parker were held 11 a.m. Friday, August 20, 2010 at Center Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Ramage officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Parker, 65, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Rush Foundation Hospital.

Survivors include: Wife: Lanell Parker of Little Rock, 2 Sons:  Greg Parker and wife Sha of Little Rock and Andy Parker and wife Jessica of Stringer, 6 Grandchildren: Britney Parker, Tyler Parker, and Delsie Parker all of Stringer, Jessica B. Parker, Eli Parker and Emily Parker all of Little Rock, 2 Step Grandchildren: Neil Shepherd and Dalton Shepherd of Little Rock, Mother:  Annie Mae Parker of Meridian, 2 sisters: Wanda Lott of Jackson, Peggy Sharp of Tampa, FL, 2 Brothers: Ray Parker of Meridian, Lavern Parker of Meridian. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers: Gary Charlton, Eric Shepherd, Joseph Watson, Larry Hayes, Danny Joe Daniels, and Thomas McClelland. Visitation was held 6:30 until 9 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2010. Also one hour prior to service time.
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Services for Annie Lee Rucker were held on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Higginbotham officiating. Burial was in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Rucker, 79, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. She had enjoyed several occupations during her life but she enjoyed being a paper carrier the most, of all of them.

Survivors include her sons, James I. Rucker and his wife Ruth, Gerald Rucker and his wife Kathy, Wayne Rucker and his wife Fran and Richard Rucker and his wife Liz; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Gert McKinnon and her husband Lamar; nephew, Steve McKinnon and his wife Wanda; nieces, Barbara Rigdon and her husband Dennis and Rita Sue Dean.

She was preceded in death by her parents, I. Odell and Nettie Russell; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Matt Rucker, Robert Rucker, Michael Rucker, Mark Rucker, Wade Rucker and Dennis Rigdon. Honorary pallbearer was Steve McKinnon. Visitation was on Friday, August 20 from 9 until 11 a.m. at the church. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at jamesfwebb.com.
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Services for Mollie B. Davidson were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 22, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Byram with a 1 hour visitation prior to the service at the church. Interment followed at Terry Cemetery. Mollie B. Davidson, 77, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2010 at MBMC in Jackson.

Mrs. Davidson, born October 17, 1932, was a native of Union, and graduated from Union High School. She was a Sunday school teacher for 45 years at First Baptist Church of Byram. Mrs. Mollie loved her family, friends and doing for others.

Survivors include her son Steve Davidson of Springdale, AR; daughters Cindy Campbell (Ron), Sara Davidson and Anita Scarbrough (Boe) all of Byram; brothers Joe Frank Buntyn, Jr. of Collinsville and Willie Buntyn of Union; sisters Blanche Buntyn of Union and Lucile Kimbell of Ethel; grandchildren Andrew Campbell (Natalie), David Campbell, Heather Lee (Stewart), Matt Davidson (Amber), Nick Davidson, Summer Seaton (Justin), Cory Scarbrough, Joseph Scarbrough; and 10 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Berlin Wayne Davidson and parents Joe Frank Buntyn and Avie Hansford Buntyn.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Byram Building Fund, 7541 Siwell Rd., Byram, MS 39272. Visitation was Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram. On line guest book available at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com
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Services for Mary Blanche Savell were held 2 p.m. Sunday, August 22, 2010, at Reid Chapel Church of God, Hwy 492 E., with Rev. Haskel Rhodes, Rev. Harmon Smith, and Rev. Ed Dickerson officiating. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Savell, age 88, of Union, died Friday, August 20, 2010, at Laird Hospital in Union.

Survivors include one daughter, Mona Jones and husband, Randal of Union; 1 granddaughter, Monica Jones Williams and her husband, Richie of Union; 1 grandson, Jason Jones and wife, April of Weatherford, TX; 5 great grandchildren, Emily Williams, Noah Jones, Joshua Jones, and Caleb Jones; a sister, Ray Ralowicz of Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 son, Billy Gene Savell; 1 grandson, Billy Jo Jones; 4-sisters, and 2-brothers.

Pallbearers were Roy Goss, Russell Brown, Brady Brown, Douglas Goss, Jerry Hinson, and Jimmy Hinson. Visitation was from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the funeral home, and 30 minutes prior to the service on Sunday at the church.
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Services for Mary Alice Fisher Luna will be held Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 10 a.m. from the Chapel of Milling Funeral Home in Sebastopol. Rev.’s Timothy Yates and Tim Duke officiated with Burial in Damascus Cemetery in Walnut Grove. Ms. Luna, 79, of Horseshoe died Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Laird Hospital in Union.
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Visitation only for Ms. Sara Lillian Neely Pinson was held Monday, August 23, 2010 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home of Union. Burial was in the Charleston Cemetery in Charleston. Also a visitation will be held in Charleston, on Tuesday and graveside service Wednesday. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of the local arrangements.

Sara Lillian Neely Pinson, age 85, passed from this life Saturday August 21, 2010 at 5:45 p.m. in her and her husband's home in Little Rock.

Sara Pinson lived her 85 years loving, caring and giving to her family.  Sara served 60 years with her husband, Thomas Coatney Pinson (T.C.), in  christian ministry, pastoring Southern Baptist churches across Mississippi.

Sara Lillian was born November 23, 1924 in Charleston, to Thomas Benton Neely and Lydia Lewis Neely.  She attended Charleston schools, graduating from Charleston High School in 1942. In 1946, Sara Lillian graduated from Blue Mountain Baptist College, Blue Mountain, with a B.A. in teaching.

Sara Pinson was a great influence teaching elementary school children for 30 years in the Jackson Municipal City School System at Walton Elementary,  in the Rankin County School System in Florence, in the Biloxi Municipal City School System at Popp's Ferry Elementary,  in the Brookhaven Municipal School System, in the Yazoo City Municipal School System at Annie Ellis Elementary,  the Lincoln County School System at Loyd Star, and the Wesson County Schools at Mt. Olive Elementary.

Sara Neely Pinson is survived by her husband T.C. Pinson of 64 years, her children: Sara Elizabeth Pinson, Mary Ann Meadows (Frank), Penny Caroline Tucker (Michael Timothy), and Dr. Thomas Benton Pinson, MD, one sister Nancy Neely Sims (James Harold), 11 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

Sara Neely Pinson was pre-deceased in death by her parents, her sister Nanelle, her granddaughter Merry Elizabeth Pinson Nettles, and her great-grandson James Brooks Ragland.

Love and thanks to her primary caregivers Mr. and Mrs. Michael Timothy Tucker of Little Rock, her children, Harper's Hospice, and the Southern Baptist Convention Board and its Mississippi county affliates. Memorials are: The Vira Rice Memorial Fund set up by Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Pinson at the Baptist Building in Jackson for Southern Baptist ministerial students.

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Services for Mary Adaline Laney Shelton, were held 11 a.m. Friday, August 13, 2010, at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Jon Martin and Rev. Denny Couturie officiating. Burial followed in the Union City Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Shelton, age 92, of Union, went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at Laird Hospital, Union.

Survivors include 2-sons, Lance Mack Shelton, Jr. and wife Gail and Robert James (Bo) Shelton and wife Carolyn all of Brandon; 4-daughters, Jane Couturie’ and husband, Denny of Thomasville, AL, Velma Graham and husband, John of Union, Barbara Harrison and husband, Mike of Union, and Margaret Driskell and husband, Larry of Union; 13 grandchildren, Jeff Shelton of Union, Page Shelton Shappley and husband, Scott of Brandon, Eric Shelton and wife Heather of Polk City, FL, David Shelton and wife Kim of Brandon, Kevin Shelton of Cordova, TN, Den Couturie’ and wife, Lori of Andalusia, AL, Danielle Couturie’ McGaha and husband, Tommy of Milton, FL, Donna Graham Klein and husband, Kenny of Louisville, KT, Michael Graham and wife Sue of Union, Brooke Graham of Louisville, KT, Chad Harrison and wife Nicole of Union, Shannon Harrison Posey and husband, Pepper of Philadelphia, and Scott Driskell of Nashville, TN; 21 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Shelton was preceded in death by her husband, Lance Mack Shelton, Sr.; daughter, Mary Gwendolyn Shelton; father, Jackson Randolph Laney; mother, Rosa Ethel Therrell Laney; 6 brothers, Wade, Roy, Lamar, Horace, Preston, and J. P. Laney; and 1 sister, Connie Laney Boatner.

The family requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church of Union or The Gideons International. Visitation was from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and 1 hour prior to service Friday at the church.
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Funeral services for Thomas Adrian Johnson Sr. will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Chunky Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Springs Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home handling arrangements.

Mr. Johnson, age 87, of Chunky, passed away at his home Monday, August 16, 2010. He was a retired farmer, veteran of WW2 having received 2 bronze stars, 3 purple hearts and an oak leaf cluster. He was a member of Chunky Baptist church, Dixie National East Ride, Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner. He was dearly loved by all his family and friends.

Survivors include His granddaughter; Adrian N. Johnson of Hickory, Brother; Grady R. Johnson of Meridian, two special Nieces; Leeta Pearson of Chunky and Charlene Thrash of Hickory, many other nieces and nephews and three special friends Harmon Grantham, Jimmy Swanner and Dan Pearson.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lillie Jewell Johnson, Son Tommy Johnson and granddaughter Brandy Nicole Johnson.

Pallbearers are Dan Pearson, Bo Davidson, Ty Clark, Jimmy Swanner, Cleve Ferguson and Hugh Barrier. Honorary pallbearers are Harmon Grantham, James Lewis, Robert Houston, James L. Gibbs and James Earl Davidson. Visitation was Tuesday 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to service in the church.
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Services for James "Bo" Chaney were held Friday, August 13, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at Oakland Baptist Church. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Chaney, 50, of Decatur died Sunday, August 8, 2010 at his residence. Visitation was held Thursday, August 12, 2010 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Services for Mr. Pete Mayes were held Monday, August 16, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union. Reverends Leon Everette and Jimmy Jones officiated with burial in Beatline Baptist Church Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Pete Mayes, 73, of Union passed away Friday, August 13, 2010 at Jeff Anderson Regional Hospital in Meridian.

Survivors include: Wife: Judy Mayes of Union, 2 Sons: Steve Mayes and wife Ann of Jacksonville, AL; Joey Mayes and wife Deneshia of Morton, 4 Stepsons: James T. Powell and wife Shannon of Millageville, GA; Michael Powell and wife Teresa of Meridian; Donnie Powell and wife Dawn of Decatur; Chris Powell of Philadelphia, 3 Sisters: Martha Park and husband Jim of Forest; Mary Brand and husband Johnny of Hickory; Sarah Richardson and husband Royce of Decatur, 5 Grandchildren, 11 Step Grandchildren, Mr. Mayes was preceded in death by his parents T. H. and Ruby Adline Mayes; one brother, Rudolph Mayes; and one grandson, Ben Mayes.

In leiu of flowers, make donations to Conehatta Baptist Church Building Fund, St. Jude’s Children Hospital, and the American Cancer Society. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 15, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home of Union.

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Services for Ms. Mildred Freda Hudson will be held 10 am, Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with burial in the Hudson Chapel Cemetery with Rev's Edward Dickerson and Mike Miles officiating, assisting Johnie Hudson. Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Hudson, 89, of Union, died Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at In-Home Gentiva Hospice in Brandon.

She leaves behind daughter, Eva Lacey (Rick) of Brandon, MS and son, Johnie Hudson (Donna) of Newton, MS;  granddaughters, Teresa  Magee

(Mitchell) of Brandon, Tara  Poole (Michael) of Nashville, TN;  great grandson, Dustin Magee of Port Gibson, MS;  sister, Marie Campbell of Philadelphia, MS; brothers,  James Robertson (Sara) of Brandon, Kenneth Robertson (Mary) of Brandon, and sister in-law Lavell Robertson.

Proceeded in death by husband, Johnnie George (J.G) Hudson and brother ,Billy Robertson Visitation will be held Friday, August 6, 2010 from 5-8 pm. Family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Hudson Chapel Special Fund C/O Virginia Loper 2822 Erin Lucern Rd. Decatur, Ms. 39327
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Services for Charlie Love were held Thursday, August 4, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at New Prospect Baptist Church, with Rev. Johnson Davis, Jr., officiating.  Burial was held in the Good Hope Cemetery, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Love, 81, died July 28, 2010 The Grove, in Columbia, MS.

Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the church.
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Mr. Wardell Wheaton, son of Ed and Roberta Wheaton, who preceded him in death, was born May 23, 1924. He departed this life on July 30,2010 at his home.

He accepted Christ at an early age. He served faithfully as a deacon and held other offices at Oak Grove Church until his health failed.

He was married to the late Martha Wheaton on July 15,1944 and to this union five children were born. One preceded him in death. Six sisters and two brothers also preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish loving memories of him, one son, Odell (Johnnie Mae) Wheaton. Three daughters, Odena Wheaton, Josie (Rev. Johnny) Robinson, Janice (Prentis) Ross all of Montrose. 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one very special sister, Essie Bender, one brother, Tommie Wheaton, all of Montrose, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and "All of his Children" that are too numerous to count.

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A funeral service celebrating the life of Edward E. Lewis was conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 2010 at Natchez Trace Funeral Home.   Interment was in Jessamine City Cemetery in Ridgeland.

Mr. Edward Earl Lewis, 78, passed away after a prolonged illness, at the Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson on Tuesday, July 27, 2010.

Mr. Lewis was born July 28, 1931 in Newton County. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Lewis was a well decorated educator. He received numerous awards for his outstanding performance in shaping young peoples’ lives. He received multiple Star Teacher Awards and was named Teacher of the Year, just to name a couple of his many honors. Mr. Lewis has the privilege of the Science wing of Rosa Scott being named in his honor.

Mr. Lewis began his career in education by attending courses at Clarke Junior College and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He would later complete his Master’s Degree from the University of Mississippi and continue his education with Doctorate courses at Mississippi State. Mr. Lewis taught high school biology, chemistry and physics beginning with 5 years in Monticello, 1 year in Aliceville, Al and 31 years with the Madison County School District, first at Madison-Ridgeland High School and later at Madison Central. He was also a deacon and member of First Baptist Church of Madison for 50 years. Mr. Lewis enjoyed watching and playing sports. He was an avid baseball fan and tennis player. He had a ranking in the Mississippi Seniors Tennis Circuit for many years. He enjoyed the Ole Miss Rebels but had no greater pleasure than watching his grandsons, Ryan and Reid, compete in their athletics. Mr. Lewis was a loving husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and uncle.

Mr. Lewis was the son of the late John S. Lewis and Lois Gibbs Lewis of Newton.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Lewis; daughter, Robin Lewis North and husband John Sidney; sons, Randy Wayne Lewis and wife Rosie; and Ronnie Earl Lewis; brothers, Malcolm Lewis and wife Sandra; John Lewis and wife Martha; and Leon Lewis and wife Glenda; grandchildren, Ryan and Reid Lewis; and Riley North; along several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Madison.

Visitation was held Thursday, July 29, 2010 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Natchez Trace Funeral Home in Madison and  one hour prior to service.
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Services for Lucy Irene Massey, were held 10 a. m., Friday, July 30, 2010, at Little Rock Baptist Church, Little Rock, with Rev. Gene Higginbotham and Rev. Lin Chesney  officiating. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Massey, age 77, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at her home in Little Rock.

Survivors include a son, Robert Earl Massey and his wife, Carol of Little Rock; 2 daughters, Nioka Gillis and her husband, Norman of Decatur, Truby Harrison and her husband, Joel of Little Rock; 4 grandchildren, Ryan and Drew Gillis of Decatur, B. J. Harrison and his wife, Kathy of Little Rock, Edwin Earl Massey of Little Rock; 1 great grandchild, Tucker Harrison of Little Rock; 2 sisters, Omera Moore of Little Rock, Virginia Shoemaker and husband Robert, of Cullman, AL; one brother, J.T. Chesney and wife Jenny, of Little Rock; and 2 sisters-in-law, Nelda Chesney of Little Rock, and Janette Hagan of Damascus.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Earl Massey; her parents, Clarence and Eva Watson Chesney; and a brother, Charles A. Chesney.

Visitation was from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to the service at the church Friday.
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Services for Mrs. Lois Ruth Skinner Goforth were held 10 a.m. Monday, August 2, 2010 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Bro. Mike Truhitt and Bro. Malcolm Lewis officiated with burial in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Goforth, 82, passed away Friday, July 30, 2010 at Hospice In His Hands. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Husband: Wilfred Goforth of Little Rock, Sister:

Edna Blalock of Meridian, 2 Sister-in-Laws, Myrtis A. Skinner of Little Rock, Maxine Bond Bynum of Union, Special Niece: Kathleen Williams of Little Rock. Survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband; Benny McWhorter and 2 brothers; Winfred Frankie Skinner and Purvis Wilbur Skinner.

Pallbearers include: Donald Skinner, Randy Skinner, Winfred Skinner, Jeffery Skinner, Jeff Williams and Grant Clay.Visitation was held Sunday, August 1, 2010 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home of Union
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Services for Tina Roberts were held Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 11 a.m.

at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Gary Moore, officiating.  Burial was held in the church cemetery, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Roberts, 36, of Newton, died July 23, 2010 at her residence.

Visitation was held Monday, July 26, 2010 from 5 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Services for Jerald Leon Brown were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Stonewall Baptist Church in Pinola with the Rev. Roger Lee, Rev. Bob Jones, and Dr. Brian Rushing officiating. Burial was in Stonewall Baptist Church Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of the  arrangements.

Mr.  Brown, 71 of Lawrence, died Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Pioneer Community Hospital in Newton. He loved gardening, especially growing tomatoes.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Nathan and Mary Fortenberry Brown; and his granddaughters: Jerri Hilton and Jaclyn Hilton.

Survivors Include: his wife: Martha Humphreys Brown, Lawrence; his daughter: Lisa Brown Hilton (Wayne), Mendenhall, MS; his son: Clay Brown (Bonnie), Braxton; his brother: Charles Brown (Nancy), Mendenhall, and his sister: Joan Brown Vaughn, Pinola; his grandchildren: Casie Hilton, Jaime Hilton, Leon Brown, Krista Brown, and Dereck Brown.

Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2010 at the funeral home.Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

Obituaries July, 2010

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Billy Shelby Everett page-up-icon 24x24
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Hickory, with Bro. Thomas Laird officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Hickory. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop,  Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Everett was a life long resident of Hickory, and a member of Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. He was a dedicated truck driver for 60 years, retiring with the Teamster Union. He was a loving family man that will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors Include: Wife: Earline Little Everett of Hickory, Sons: Dennis Everett and wife Via of Hickory, Grady Everett and wife Daphne of Chunky,  Billy Joe Everett and wife Sandra of Hickory, David Everett and wife Sandra of Hickory, One sister: Clarene Coleman, 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

 Pallbearers: Tommy Ray Everett, Bryant Shelby, Tom Everett, Scott Everett, David Mowdy, Thomas Lynn Everett, Chuck Little,and David Carl Little. Honorary Pallbearers: Richard Harris, William Holt, C.R. Chaney, Raymond McDonald and Eddie Coleman.

Visitation was held Monday, July 26, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home, south location from 6 until  8 p.m. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Services for Edward Hunter were held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Holifield Funeral Chapel, Forest, with Rev. Dwayne Bingham officiating. Holifield Funeral Home of Forest was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Hunter, 84, died on Saturday, July 10, 2010.
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Services for Jean H. Gibbs wereheld at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Hazel Baptist Church with the Rev. Randall Creel and Dr. Leon Everett officiating. Burial was in Hazel Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Gibbs, 91 of Lawrence, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Rush Foundation Hospital.

She was a native of Delhi, LA, and had been a resident of this area for over 70 years. She was a member of the "Hazel Community Home Demonstration Club", where she held various officer positions over the years. Mrs. Gibbs was a homemaker and an active member of Hazel Baptist Church, where she was also a  member of the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class, as long as her health permitted.

She was preceded in death by:  her husband: Talmage Gibbs; her parents: William Thomas and Laura Wilson  Hudson; her brothers: Kermit Hudson and Ray Hudson; and her sister: Louise Hopkins.

Survivors Include  her sons: Doyle (Mary Cille) Gibbs, Newton, and Billy Joe (Pam) Gibbs, Madden; her daughters: Geraldine (Jerry) Crosby, Jackson; Shirley (Billy) Madison, Atmore, AL and Brenda Howard, Lawrence; her sister: Kathryn Massey, Chunky;  her sister in law: Lee (Huey) Pinson, Seminary; and  her grandchildren: Kim (J.D.) Pinnix; Lisa (Jimmy)  Watson; Lane (Christy) Crosby; Jana (Chris) Harless; Nicole Thomas; Stacy (Jamie) Terrell; Lori (Brad) Stinson; Kristen (Brent) Westwood; Wayne Mann; Brian (Korby) Mann; John Howard; Shelia (Will) Uithoven; and Jason Gibbs; and  25 great-grandchildren

Pallbearers were Lane Crosby,  Wayne Mann, John Howard, Brian Mann, Jason Gibbs, Jimmy Watson, Brad Stinson and Jamie Terrell. Honorary Pallbearers were J.D. Pinnix,  Chris Harless, Will Utihoven and Brent Westwood.

Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2010, at Newton County Funeral Home South. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Services for Clarence Murray James, were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Union United Methodist Church, Union, with Rev. Bill Webb, Rev. Jimmy Harrison, and Rev. Dawn Flowers officiating.  Burial followed in the Union City Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements.

Mr. James, age 95, a resident of Union for 86 years before moving with his wife, Birdeen Vance James, to Aldersgate Retirement Community in Meridian in 2001, died on Friday, July 23rd at Infinity Hospice in Meridian.

He graduated from Union High School in 1934 as valedictorian of his class and went to East Central Junior College graduating in 1936. His senior class play at Union High School was “To Be an Optimist”, and he tried to do this very thing in life. After finishing Junior College, he was employed by J.R. Buckwalter Lumber Co. in Union for five years and was then called into service for our Country. He served in the Ouartermaster Corps of the  U.S. Army during WWII. After returning he was employed by Compress of Union for 30 years and 16 years by Interstate Merchandise Warehouse in Meridian where he retired in 1992.

He joined the Methodist Church of Union in 1924 at the age of 9 and was a faithful member, serving in his adult years as Senior High Sunday School teacher. He also served as member of the board, was secretary for many years, and Sunday School Superintendent for more than 33 years before moving to Meridian. He loved being a part of the church. He always loved his family and friends. He was active in the Boy Scout Program for many years serving as Assistant Scoutmaster when Troop 29 was reorganized in 1938. Later he was Scoutmaster, then Commissioner of the Boy Scout Roundtables for Scoutmasters of the Bobashela District. In 1952 he was presented the Scouter’s Silver Beaver Award.

As a hobby, he enjoyed yard and garden work, especially growing flowers in his garden. He learned to use his flowers in making arrangements for his family, friends, the sick and the Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherrol Sheaffer and her husband, Pat, of Meridian, and Martha Nolan and her husband Kevin, of Hot Springs, AR; one granddaughter, Jennifer Plunkett Payne and her husband Tyge, of Lubbock, TX; three grandsons, Ryan Plunkett and his wife Lynn, of the U.S. Air Force, of Tampa, FL, Steve Nolan of Astoria, New York, and Patrick Sheaffer of Meridian; two great grandchildren, Brayden Plunkett and Keegan Payne; one brother, Harold James and his wife, Francis, of Madison; one sister, Zilla Mae Russell of Biloxi, eight nephews; thirteen nieces and a host of cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 62 years, Birdeen Vance James; his parents, Grady and Maude Staton James; two brothers, Wilmer and Lewis James and one sister, Gertrude James Blocker.

Pallbearers will be Bill Cassell, Rex Gordon Jr., Marcus Herrington Jr., Wilmer James Jr., Steve Nolan and Benny Ware.

The family requests that memorials be made to Union United Methodist Church, 303 East Jackson Road, Union, MS  39365. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2010 at the funeral home and 30 minutes prior to services at the church.
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Services for Kenneth Dickerson were held 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Rev. Danny Dickerson officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Leake County with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Kenneth Dickerson, 70, of Little Rock, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Hilltop Nursing Home.

Survivors include: Daughters: Doris Mobbs and husband Randy of McGee, Angela Sikes Little Rock, Rena’ Walters and husband Glenn of Laurel, 2 sisters, Nancy Latham of Sebastopol, Sarah Dickerson of Walnut Grove, 3 Brothers: Willie Dickerson of Little Rock, Junior Dickerson of Walnut Grove, Harold Dickerson of Stonewall, Half Sister: Julie Fay King of Jackson, Half Brother: Bill Dickerson of Jackson, Grandchildren: Ashley Ferguson and husband John; Kenneth Warren; Brittany Walters; James Walters, and Madyson Mobbs, Great Grandchildren: Kaydance Ferguson and Macey Ferguson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Elby Dickerson, one sister- Margaret Sullivan and one brother , James Lee Dickerson.

Visitation was held 5:30 until 8 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2010.
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Services for Earl Lamar Lofton will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Newton County Funeral Home North in Newton. Burial will be immediately following the service at Newton County Memorial Gardens, Newton. Newton County Funeral Home North, Hwy 15 North, Newton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Earl Lamar Lofton, 78, of Newton, died Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.

Earl was married to Bernice Lofton for 58 years. He loved his family and grandchildren, gardening and the outdoors.

Survivors Include: Wife, Bernice Lofton; Children: Son, David Lofton and wife Linda, Newton; Daughter, Teresa Hart and husband Allen, Newton; Grandchildren: Melissa Williamson Anderson and husband, Mylan, Puckett; Katie Lofton Wallace and husband Gray, Jackson; Patrick Lofton, Newton; Siblings: Kathleen Kemp, Noxapater; Helen Stodghill, Dixon; Cotton Lofton, Purvis; Pat Lofton, Laurel; Kermit Lofton, Madden; Lynn Anthony, Dixon, and nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by Mother, Flora Lofton; Father, Curtis Lofton; and Brother, A.G. Lofton.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Newton County Funeral Home North in Newton. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Services for Lucy Jones were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Newton, with Rev. Michael Pickens officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Baptist Church, Newton, Cemetery. Holifield Funeral Home of Newton was in charge of the arrangements.

Miss Jones, 91, died on Friday, July 16, 2010.

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Services for Mr. Pat Russell were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union. Rev. Mike Truhett and Dr. David Sellers officiated with burial in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Pat Russell, 83 of Collinsville, died Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Neshoba General Hospital.

Visitation was held Monday, July 19, from 5:30 until 8 p.m.  at Milling Funeral Home of Union.
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Graveside services for Charlie Mae Little were held on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Good Hope Cemetery with the Rev. John West officiating.  Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Little, 77, of Hickory, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at her home.

She was born February 28, 1933 in Bailey. After she married, in 1950, she moved to Newton County, where she lived the rest of her life. She worked at the Decatur Shirt Factory, as a seamstress. She was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: her husband of 55 years: Claude  Earl Little; her grand-daughter: Tosha Elaine Little; her daughter-in-law: Lucille Little; her parents: Charlie Rogers and Mary Jenkins Rogers Holdiness; and her brother:  Otis Ray Rogers

Survivors Include: her son: Charlie  Earl LIttle, Hickory; her daughters: Gathel Dian (Daniel) Parker, Hickory, and Zula (Jeff) Stagg, Union; her grandchildren: Shon (Heather) Little, Luke (Ginger) Little, Carrie (Jason) Whelchel, Zachary (Candace) Salers, Jessica (David) Parker-Hoffman, and Shana (Chris) Parker-Piepenburg; her great-grandchildren: Chloe Victoria Little, Georgia  Mae Little, Hunter Little, Angel Shashonnah Parker,  Gianna Elaine  Little, Kiyah Whelchel, Caitlin Whelchel, Presten Salers, and Bailey Rose Salers; her sisters:  Helen Neal, Brandon, and Martha Elam, Jackson, formerly of Newton; her special first cousin: Lou Ella Limerick, Bailey.

Visitation was held on Monday, July 19, 2010 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Funeral services for Eula Mae Lucy Montgomery will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home - South. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery with Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton,  in charge of the arrangements.

Eula Mae Lucy Montgomery was born May 2, 1931, in Newton County and was a lifetime resident, and relocated to her heavenly home on July 18, 2010. She was retired from the Newton Public School System as cafeteria manager. She enjoyed gardening, spending time with family and friends, and painting. She was a faithful member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Her testimony of her faith was shared with those she came in contact with by sharing God's Word with others. She was a selfless person, always willing to help others in need. She was a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Survivors include her husband of 54 Years: William N. "Bill" Montgomery, Newton, her daughters: Lynn (Steve) Stephens, Pearl, and Rhonda (Gary Rusche) Robertson, Scottsdale, AZ; her son: Kevin Montgomery, Rowlett, TX; her sister: Annie (Wardell) Everett, Dayton, TN; her grandchildren: Cory (Krissy) Stephens, Ryan (Kathy) Stephens, Joshua Robertson, Benjamin Robertson and James Robertson; her great-grandchildren: Brayden Stephens and Emma Stephens.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Walter & Sarah Dean Lucy; her sister: Grace (Bill) Holsonback; her brothers: Dudley Lucy and Hugh (Rose) Lucy.

Visitation was held Tuesday, July 20, 2010 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 21,2010  from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

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Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home - South Chapel with Rev. George Felton officiating. Burial will be in Garlandville Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dent, 89 of Newton, died Monday, July 5, 2010 at her residence. She was a native of Lauderdale County, and had been a resident of the Garlandville Community for over 73 years. She was an active member of the Newton Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. She was a homemaker and a community and church volunteer. She was a true Southern hostess, entertaing many friends and family in her home over the years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years: Hillman McNeil Dent; her parents: Fred and Katie White Little; and her brother: Bud Little

Survivors Include: her daughters: Kathryn Dent (John) Tillman of Sanford, FL; and Norma (Jim) Hoots of Nashville, TN; her grand-daughter: Lisa Mabry of Murfreesboro, TN and her great-grandsons: Phillip Mabry, Jr., and Tyler McNeil Mabry, both of Murfreesboro, TN; her sisters: Mazelle Tillman of Meridian, MS; and Doris Pittman, Colorado Springs, CO; and her brother: Ray Little, Fredericksburg, VA;

Pallbearers will be James Tillman, Joe Tillman, Jim Tillman, Charles Horne, Greg Horne and Wayne Horne. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of Newton Prebyterian Church.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 7, 2010 from 5 P.M. - 7 P.M. at the funeral home.

Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Services for Sadie Brown were held Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 12 p.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev, O. J. Edison, officiating. Burial was held in Mt. Zion Cemetery, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Brown, 68, died July 3, 2010 at her residence.

Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. prior to services at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
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Services for Mr. Ken Gilmore will be held Saturday July 10, 2010 at 10:00 am at High Hill Baptist Church with the Reverends Howell Thrash and Ray Files officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday July, 9, 2010 from 5:00-8:00pm at Milling Funeral Home. Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ken Gilmore, 52, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the University Medical Center, Jackson, Ms.

Survivors include: Loving Wife of 23 years: Teresa Gilmore of Sebastopol, One Daughter: Jade Gilmore of Sebastopol, One Son: Quint Gilmore of Sebastopol, Mother: Margaret Brown of Laurel, Two sisters: Pamela Pickron of Louisiana, Tammy Gilmore of North Carolina, One Brother: Tim Gilmore of Mississippi, In-laws: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Davidson of Carthage, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Peoples of Wickliffe, KY, Sister in-law: Lisa Loper and husband Barry of Sebastopol, Brother-in-law: Randy Peoples of Sebastopol, Brother in-law: Jerry Peoples and

wife Kathy of Conehatta. He is survived by several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Mr. Gilmore is preceded in death by his father, Bernard Gilmore.

Mr. Gilmore was a member of High Hill Baptist Church. He had been a hairdresser for over thirty years. Ken served his community and loved his customers; he owned his own business in Sebastopol for 25 years. His hobbies included camping, NASCAR Racing, horse back riding and he loved the outdoors. Ken always looked forward to family vacations; he enjoyed most of all spending time with his family and friends. He is remembered as a loving husband, father, son-in-law, and friend.

Pallbearers are Barry Loper, Jerry Peoples, David Gilmore, Dwayne McGough, David Earl Freeny, Derek Anderson, Floyd Bozeman, & Stephen Adcock. Honorary Pallbearers are Ryan Kennedy, Dale Boykin, Robbye Mack Gilmer, & Jennings Gilmore.
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Services for Paul McCune were held Sunday, July 11, 2010 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. R. D. Evans, officiating. Burial was held in Altare Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. McCune, 44, died July 6, 2010 at Medical Center of Arlington, in Arlington, Texas.

Visitation was held Saturday, July 10, 2010, from 6 until 7 p.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
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Services for R. B. Hatcher will be held Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Luke and Rev. Chris Vowell officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Hatcher, 93, died Monday, July 12, 2010 at the Neshoba County Nursing Home.

He was born in Neshoba County where he made his home all of his life. Mr. Hatcher retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Longino Methodist Church and The Gideon's International of Neshoba County.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Mrs. Evelyn Hatcher of Philadelphia; daughter, Jean Henry, and her husband, P. J. of Union; granddaughter, Tonya Thomas and her husband, Bryan of Carthage; grandson, Ryan Henry and his wife, Susan of Meridian; great-granddaughter, Caroline Thomas of Carthage; great-grandson, Parker Thomas of Carthage; sisters, Hazel Price of Pascagoula and Hilda Massey of Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Naomi Hatcher; sister, Eva Pierce; brothers, Cleveland Hatcher and Obie Hatcher.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Henry, Bryan Thomas, Marvin Blanks, Ben Edwards, Max Loper, Larry McMillan and G. W. Herrington. Honorary pallbearers will be the Gideon's of Neshoba County.

The family request donations be made to the Neshoba County Gideons, P.O. Box 244, Philadelphia, MS 39350 Visitation was held Tuesday, July 13, 2010 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home.
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Graveside Services for Marion Payne were held Friday, July 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Sylvester Methodist Church, with Rev. Gary Hampton, officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Payne, 71, of Newton, died June 28, 2010 at his residence.

Visitation was held Thursday, July 1 at Sylvester Methodist Church.

7-July-2010

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Services for Steve Miley were held Thursday, June 17, 2010 in the chapel of Wolf Funeral Services, Morton, at 3 p.m. with burial following in the Ebeneezer Baptist Cemetery. Officiating was Rev. Paul DeMony and Rev. Kenneth Johnson. Wolf Funeral Services in Morton was in charge of the arrangements.

Steve Miley, 55, a resident of Decatur passed away Monday, June 14, 2010 in Collins.

Steve had lived in Decatur for the past 21 years, moving from Homewood, and he was a member of the Ebeneezer Baptist Church in Newton. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He had been employed with Tyson Foods as a truck driver for over 25 years.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Lee Hutchinson, Homewood; two daughters, Stacey Massey and husband Gregg of Forest; Wendy Chamblee and husband Brent of Newton; one step-daughter, Rena Shephard and husband Frank of Madison; one step-son, Johnny Porter of Brandon; one sister, Velma Shuler of Homewood; three brothers, Paul Hutchinson and wife Diane of Homewood; Billy Wayne Hutchinson and wife Kathy of Sebastopol; Johnny Wayne Hutchinson of Lorena; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Dew Hutchinson, 3 sisters, Carolyn, Rose and Barbara.

Pallbearers were Randy Crapps, Jim Peoples, Travis Bufkin, John Henry Hutchinson, Cody Hutchinson, and Jeffery Gentry. Honorary pallbearers were Brandon Hutchinson, Jonothan Miley, David Shaw, and Junior Warren.

Visitation was Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Wolf Funeral Services, Morton, from 5 until 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.
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Funeral services for Walter Y. "Schulley" Wilson were held Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Newton County Funeral Home - South Chapel. Burial was in Garlandville Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Wilson, 85, of Newton, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at the V.A. Hosptial in Jackson. “Schulley” loved to hunt and fish and belonged to the Garlandville Hunting Club. He also loved gardening. He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946.

Survivors Include: his wife, Kathleen Wilson; his sisters: Frances Garvin, Newton; Ida Rattelman, Pittsburg, PA; Mary Laing, Newton; and Roberta Garrett, Macon, GA. and a host of nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Thomas and Maude Kerr Wilson; and one brother, Parks Wilson.

Pallbearers were Thomas Laing, John Garvin, Bob Rattelman, James Garrett, Bill Laing, and Robert Warrick.

Visitation was held Friday, June 25, 2010, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Services for Elaine H. Corage were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Rev. Keith Ramage and Rev. Byron Howell officiating. Burial was at the Hopewell Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Corage, age 84, of Little Rock died Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at her residence.

Survivors include: 2 Daughters: Brenda Graham and husband James S. of Little Rock, Sandra Moore of Florence, AL, 1 son: Frank Corage and wife Lula of Hattiesburg, 5 Grandchildren: Joyce Murphree and husband Mart of Little Rock, Mark Graham and wife Tara of Hernando, Jason Smith of Sheffield, Al, Scott Corage and wife Rachel of Dallas, TX, Dana Barry and husband Brent of Hattiesburg, 4 Great Grandchildren: Graham Murphree, Britney Murphree, Faith Barry, and Camryn Barry, 1 Brother: Tommy L. Hitt of Biloxi. She is survived by several nieces and nephews including one special niece, Robin Jones.

Ms. Corage was preceded in death by her mother and father, one sister and two brothers.

Pallbearers: Scott Corage, Mark Graham, Jason Smith, Bland Allen, Ty Hitt, Tommy Hitt.

Visitation was held on hour prior to service time on Friday.
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Services for John O. McMullan were held in the Chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. Visitation began at 9 a.m. Interment followed at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

Mr. McMullan passed away on Friday, July 2, 2010 at the age of 86. A native of Decatur, John retired as an Electrical Superintendent from EBASCO Services. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church where he was a former Sunday School Teacher as well as many community organizations including IBEW Local 480, Jackson, and a 32nd degree Mason. John was a devoted husband and a loving father and will be truly missed by all.

Beloved husband of the late Ruth McMullan for 56 years. Loving father to John B. McMullan of River Ridge, LA. He is also survived by his sisters Eloise Lambert of Mobile, AL and Mary Tracy of Flint, MI.

John is preceded in death by his parents Eva Payne and Coy P. McMullan and brother Charles McMullan.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3717 Government Street, Suite 7, Alexandria, LA 71302. To sign and view the Family Guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com
Sarah R. Evans
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Services for Sarah R. Evans were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2010 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Newton with Rev. Michael Pickens officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Newton. Holifield Funeral Home of Newton was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Evans, 98, died Sunday, June 20, 2010.
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Services for Jr. Bounds were held Friday, July 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Wolf Funeral Services, Morton, with burial following in the Pine Ridge Baptist Cemetery. Officiating was Rev. Larry Laird and Rev. Victor Bugg. Wolf Funeral Services in Morton was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bounds, 84, a resident of Lake passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Rush Hospital in Meridian.

Mr. Bounds was a lifelong resident of Lake, and a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Lake. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish. He had retired from Jackson Packing Company in Jackson, after many years of service.

He is survived by two daughters, Judy Hancock and husband Howard, Lake; Christy Emmons, Lake; three sons, David Bounds and wife Mary, Conehatta; Clayton Bounds and wife Regina, Newton; Prentiss Bounds, Lake; one half-sister, Mavis Kerr, Columbus; three half-brothers, Tommy Bounds, Lawrence; William Bounds, Decatur; Rudolph Bounds, Columbus; nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father T.J. Bounds, Sr; mother, Sevellia Bounds, step-mother, Ozee Mae Bounds; his wife, Allie Earline Bounds in 1994; one grandson, Bryan Bounds, one sister, Inez Bounds and one infant sister.

Pallbearers were Scott Bounds, Joe Bounds, Tim Bounds, Mitchell Hancock, Caleb McNeal, Paul Bounds. Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Rails and Jimmy Mitchell.

Visitation was Thursday, July 01, 2010 at Wolf Funeral Services from 4:30 until 8 p.m. and Friday 9 until 10:45 on Friday at the funeral home.
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Services for Thomas Emmett Bolton were held at: 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home North Chapel, with Bro. Steve Robinson officiating. Burial was in Newton County Memorial Gardens. Newton County Funeral Home North, 9998 Hwy 15 North, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bolton, 70 of Newton, died Saturday, July 3, 2010 at his residence. He was a Newton County Native, born May 5, 1940 to Bassel Earl and Bessie Mae Chapman Bolton. He served in the U. S. Air Force. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Evergreeen #57 Masonic Lodge, and Potentate of the Hamasa Shrine in Meridian in 1994. He was a retired superintendent from the Mississippi Department of Transporation in the Meridian office. He was an active member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors Include: his wife: Thelma Clydene Cooksey Bolton of Newton; his son: Thomas Michael Bolton of Newton; his daughter: Sharon Bolton Blythe, and husband, Jack of Chunky; his grandchildren: Thomas Clayton Bolton, Jeffery Michael Chaney, Dylan Anthony Bolton, Jamie Renee Chaney, and Andrew Bolton; his brother: Earl Bolton, and his wife, Bobbye, of Newton; and several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by: his parents: Bassel Earl and Bessie Mae Chapman Bolton, Sr. and his sister: Ernestine (Bobby) Jones

Pallbearers were: Clay Bolton, Jeff Chaney, Dylan Bolton, Bobby Kinard, Brent Mayes, Chris Craven, Ray Collins, Mike Spence and John Todd.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Cedar Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 2548 Cedar Grove Rd., Newton, MS 39345. Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. on Monday, July 5, 2010, and from 8 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com.
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Services for Vernon V. Gibbs will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home South Chapel with Dr. Malcolm Lewis, Rev. Steve Robinson, and Rev. Ed Saunders officiating. Burial will be in Pine Bluff Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gibbs, 84 of Newton, died Monday, July 5, 2010 at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Gibbs loved hunting, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family. He was also an avid story teller.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He received numerous medals for his service to his country including the Bronze Star and the French Legion Medal of Honor, who among recipients were President Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George Patton, and David Petraeus. The French Legion Medal of Honor was establshed in 1802 by Napoleon Bonapart, which he received in January of this year, presented to him by Larry Wert, a representative of U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper's office. Records and documentation of this presentation will be recorded in the U.S. Library of Congress. He was a member of the American Legion, Post # 89, in Decatur, and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of Pine Bluff Baptist Church.

Survivors Include his wife: Kathleen C. Gibbs of Newton; his daughters: Veronica G. (Johnny) Gaines of Lawrence; and Deborah G. (Jerry) Parker of Newton; his grandchildren: Julie (Darvol) Hart of Richmond, TX; Jill (Shaun) Hines of Lake; Cathy (Tony) Wellerman of Lawrence; his step-daughters: Coleen C. (Johnny) Stevens and Cheryl  Caldwell, both of Newton; his step grandchildren: Brittany (Chris) Gryner of Meridian; and Brian (Vaneesa) Stevens of Lake; his great-grandchlidren: Trevor Wellerman, Bethany Wellerman, Daniel Hines, Logan Hines, Darvol Hart, III, and Rye Hart; his step-great-grand-daughter: Alexa Gryner.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ozro Clifton and Ina Maude Dearing Gibbs; and his wife: Marjorie Cocksedge Gibbs

Pallbearers will be members of the U.S. Airforce. Honorary Pallbearers will be The American Legion Post #89 Members and The Poor Boy Hunting Club, which Mr. Gibbs was the founder in July 1975; Bill Hand, special friend of Mr. Vernon; Bryon Sneed, World War II Army Buddy; Robert Gibbs, Harold Shelby, Ken Richardson, Tim Richardson, Curtis Wheeler, Bo Maske, R.C. Phillips, Bill Eldridge, and Ricky Gibbs.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be held from 6 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 7at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

Obituaries June, 2010

23 JUNE 2010

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Services for Mary Emma Hendon Evans were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Rocky Hill Church of God with Reverends, Brett Cooper, H. L. Rhodes and Nels Norris officiating. Burial was in Reid Chapel Church of God Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Evans, 80, of Conehatta, passed away June 16, 2010 at her residence in Conehatta.

Visitation was held from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol.
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Services for Clint Evans were held on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Little Rock M.B. Church, with Rev. Carl Smith, officiating. Burial was held in the Lawrence Cemetery, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Evans, 63, of Hickory, died June 6, 2010 at Queen City Nursing Home in Meridian.

Visitation was held from 12 until 2 p.m. prior to service at the church.
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Services for Roosevelt Walker were held on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Steve Edwards, officiating.  Burial was held in the Lawrence Cemetery, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Walker, 91, of Newton, died June 8, 2010 at V. A. Medical Center, in  Jackson, MS.  Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
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Graveside services for Plummer Lee Harris were held Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Louin Cemetery with Bro. William Savell officiating. Newton County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Harris, 96, of Newton, died Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Rush Foundation Hospital.

Plummer Lee Harris was a native of Smith County, born June 3, 1914. He was a life long resident of Louin, and attended Louin Baptist Church, as long as his health permitted. He served in the Civil Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.  He was a retired school bus driver for the West Jasper School System and was self employed, working in several different occupations, including the long time  maintenance keeper of the Louin Cemetery, and other various jobs. He was a long time member of the Mississippi Division Sons of the Confederate Veterans. Now Plummer Harris has crossed over the river and now rests under the shade of the trees.

Survivors Include: His Son: Stanley Mitchell Harris of Louin and His Grand-daughter: Stephanie (Louis P., Sr.) Harris Foley, Newton.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Johnnie Jewell Floyd Harris and his parents: Lee Vander and Rosie Smith Harris; and several brothers and sisters.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:  “Beauvoir” The Jefferson Davis Home, 2244 Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS 39531-5002; For more information, please call (228) 388-4400 or visit the website at www.beauvoir.org

Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Services for Debra McElhenney Weeks were held 2 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Rev. Lester Miles officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Weeks, 35, of Decatur, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010 .

Survivors include: Husband: Jonathan Weeks of Decatur, 4 Children: Joseph Weeks, Courtney Sullivan, Lois Sullivan, Russell Sullivan all of Decatur, Father: Wayne McElhenney of Decatur. She is survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and friends.

Preceded in death by her mother, Fronnie McElhenney.

Pallbearers: Harvey Cleveland, Jr. Chris Tucker, Gillis Duett, John Perez, Jacob Cleveland, and Mitchell McElhenney.
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Yolanda Martini Aizpurua Jordan, was born in Concepcion Chiriqui, Republic of Panama. She died unexpectedly on June 18, 2010 in Brandon, Florida and is now in the hands of the Lord she loved so much.

Yolanda was born to Giuseppe and Emperatriz Martini, on November 2, 1945, in the Province of Chiriqui, Republic of Panama.

She married the love of her life, John C. Jordan May 8, 1963 at Cristobal Canal Zone, Republic of Panama and they shared 47 years together.

She selflessly and diligently dedicated her life to her family. The circle of love began with her, and for that reason, we can all say we were satisfied in knowing her. She was always attentive to everyone’s needs, giving unconditional love, and sacrificing of herself. She had many wonderful attributes, including; her amazing ability for interior decorating, cooking, poetry writing, singing, and a remarkable amusing sense of humor and love of laughter!

She was an animal lover, caring for her many toy poodles, who will certainly feel her absence. She was the life of the party ~ in any setting! Generosity was the foundation of all that she accomplished. Her beauty was exemplified, inside and out. She was a stunning, larger than life, kind-hearted person. Her absence on Earth will leave a big hole in our lives and hearts, yet she gave us a gift we can forever treasure. For that, and so much more, we thank, honor and celebrate her, now and always.

She is survived and deeply missed by her husband John C. Jordan, her children Cristina Jordan, Jessica Jordan Bishop, Claudia Baldwin and Michael Jordan. Also mourning her loss are her grandchildren: Robyn, Tommy, and Johnny Conroy; Stefan and Max Bishop; and Cali Ravai Baldwin; siblings Jose Alberto and Fidel Armando Martini and Mireya Martini Ruiz; and many nephews and nieces.

Predeceased are her parents Guiseppe and Emperatriz Martini, her brother, Gualtiero Martini, her great uncles Nestor and Cesar Aizpurua and her son in-law Joel Egan Baldwin.

The visitation will be held at Milling Funeral Home in Union, Mississippi from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 23, 2010. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union. Graveside Service will conclude at the Evan’s Tabernacle Cemetery.

16 JUNE 2010

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Services for Nannie Pierce Jones Page were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Newton County Funeral Home North Chapel with Rev. Mark Vincent officiating. Burial was in Decatur Cemetery with Newton County Funeral Home North in charge of the  arrangements.

Mrs. Page, 91 of Union, formerly of Decatur, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Page was a Newton County native, born May 14, 1919. She worked in Mobile in the 1940s at the shipyard, as a factory worker, and continued in that profession, retiring from the Decatur Shirt Factory. During her retirement years, she enjoyed traveling, cooking, gardening, sewing for the grandkids, and caring for her family. She was a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was faithful member of Clarke Venable Baptist Church as long as her health permitted.

Survivors Include: her sons: Charles A. “Chuck” Jones of Decatur; Jimmy D. (Dewanda) Page of Union; and Donny R. (Cindy) Page of Philadelphia;  her daughter: Lillie Louise (James Harold) Horton of Decatur; her brothers: John Pierce, and Jeff (Wima) Pierce, both of Pearl; her sister: Ruby Chaney of  Union; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands: Charles Raymond Jones and James Hudson “Hut” Page; her parents: Lonnie Allen & Lillie  Inez Gaines Pierce; her brothers: Homer Pierce, Clarence Pierce, Jack Pierce, Grover Pierce, and Mitchell Pierce; and her sister: Carrie Gaines.

Pallbearers were Keith Comans,  Roy Clary,  James Robert Pierce, Kenneth Chaney, Gary Staats, Raymond Hollingsworth, James Shelby Gaines, and Bobby Lyle.

Visitation was held Wednesday, June 9, 2010 from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com
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Services for James L. Kendrick were held at 11 am Friday, June 11, 2010 at Hudson Chapel with burial in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of the  arrangements. Mr. Kendrick, 81, of Decatur, died Tuesday, June 08, 2010 at Jeff Anderson Regional Hospital.

Mr. Kendrick was a member of Hudson Chapel Church of God. He was a longtime friend and neighbor of Erin-Lucern Community. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and brother.

Survivors: 2 Daughters: Darlene Gibson and husband Lonnie of Decatur, Patricia Johnson and husband Andrew of Philadelphia, 1 Son: Bobby Kendrick of Decatur, 3 Grandchildren: Candi Blackwell and husband Billy of Decatur, Cory Cater and wife Bridget of Decatur, and Stephen Jay, 3 Step Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren: Dylan Blackwell & Bailey Blackwell of Decatur, Conner Glen Cater and Brady Paul Ramage of Decatur, Claira Anna Marie Jay of Jasper Co., 1 Sister: Marie Sullivan of Louisiana, 1 Brother: Lee Russell Kendrick of Pearl. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Floyce Kendrick, 3 Sisters, and 2 Brothers.

Visitation was held 6 until 9 p.m. Thursday, June 10.  Also one hour prior to service at Hudson Chapel.
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Services for Russell T. Norder, 53, of Shreveport, LA. will be held at 11 am, Thursday, June 17 at Milling Funeral Home of Union. Interment will follow in the Greenland Baptist church cemetery with Rev. David Robinson officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home of Union.

Russell was born on May 30, 1957 in Ruston, LA to Gerald and Nancy Norder. He passed away on June 13, 2010 in Shreveport, LA. He was a personal physical trainer.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willie and Verna Norder and Roger Cox. Russell is survived by his parents, grandmother, Iva Cox; brother, Gerald W. Norder, Jr. and wife Deborah; Uncles and Aunts, Rodger and Patsy Cox and Albert and Janice Cox; nieces, Heather and Mariah Norder.

Pallbearers: Harold Ezelle, Jack Mason, James Earl Smith, Murray Munn, Danny Rome, and Keith Cox. Memorials may be made in Russell’s name to Greenland Baptist Church, P. O. Box 91, Union, Ms 39365.
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Services for Helen Tolbert were held Monday, June 14 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Britton officiating.  Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Tolbert, 77, died Friday, June 11, 2010 at her residence.

She was a native of the Beulah Hubbard Community of Newton County and a long time resident of Philadelphia, MS.  She attended Philadelphia High School.  Mrs. Tolbert was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a long time member of the Philadelphia Country Club and an avid golfer.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Billy G. Tolbert; one daughter, Tammy Tolbert Tawater and her husband, George; two sons, Gene Tolbert and his wife, Rhonda, Robert Tolbert and his wife, Cathy, all of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren, Robin Tolbert McClellan, Leah Tolbert, Katy McClenahan, Taylor McClenahan, Cody Tawater, all of Philadelphia, Jill Tolbert Luber of Alpharetta, CA and Cameron Tawater of Grenada, MS; three great-grandchildren, Burgin McClellan, Bryon McClellan and Molly Luber; one brother, Bobby Burgin of Saraland, AL.

Pallbearers will be Kent Moore, Cameron Tawater, Cody Tawater, Taylor McClenahan, Randy McClellan and Mark Luber.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to your favorite charity.

2 JUNE 2010

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Services for Frank Griffin, Jr of Union were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Congregational Church of God with Rev. Robert Ward officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Griffin, 51, of Union, died Friday, May 21, 2010 at Hospice in His Hands in Madden. Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until service time, Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Congregational Church of God.

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Memorial service for Mr. Clifford Mills Hoxsey, Jr., 75, Cape Coral, Florida, of were  held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sebastopol with Rev. Charles Morrow officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol in charge of arrangements.

Clifford Mills Hoxsey, Junior was born on the 4th of September, 1934 in Pensacola, Florida to Lucille and Clifford Hoxsey. At 7, he was living in Pearl City and witnessed firsthand the bombing of Pearl Harbor. By 17, he was qualified for submarine duty and fought in the Korean War, then Cliff joined the Air Force, becoming an Air Traffic Controller. Cliff spent one year in Thule, Geenland, and also completed one tour in Vietnam before retiring from the Air Force in 1972 and moving his family to Cape Coral, Florida.

Cliff is survived by his wife, Frankie, and their three daughters: Terry Kersey, Cher LaBruzzo, and Sandy Hoxsey. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren; brother, Ray Hoxsey; sister, Gloria Strouble; extended family members, Don and Fae Watkins, Mark and Sue Herrington, Leroy and Corrine Callahan.

Visitation was held one hour prior to service time at the church.

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Services for Joyce “Joy” Bounds Ward were held from the chapel of Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home, Fairhope, AL, Monday, May 31, 2010, at 2 p.m. Interment followed in Timney South River Park Cemetery. Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. of Fairhope, AL. was in charge of arrangements. www.wolfefuneralhome.net

Mrs. Ward, age 62, a native of Newton, and a resident of Fairhope, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010.

She is survived by her husband, Jack G. Ward of Fairhope, son, Jack G. Ward, Jr. of Fairhope, daughter, Angela Doane, of Fairhope, brother, Harold Gene Bounds of Artesia, sister, Frances Glaze of Jacksonville, FL, three grandchildren, Libby Ann Doane, Kendra Nicole Doane, Darcy Jane Doane, mother, Ruby Frances Bounds of Fairhope, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until service  time.

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Services for James Keith Parkes were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday,  May 29, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home North in Newton, with Rev. Chris Vowell officiating. Burial was in the Newton County Memorial Gardens, Newton. Newton County Funeral Home North, Hwy 15 North, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Parkes, age 74, of Kosciusko, died Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the MS. State Veteran's Home in Kosciusko. Mr. Parkes a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, was known for his love of family, travelling, being a dedicated worker and avid gardner.

He was preceded in death by: Wife: Shirley Greer Parkes, Brother: Nicky Parkes, Parents: Thurman N. Parkes and Vashti Underwood Parkes.

Survivors Include: Children: James K Parkes, Jr., Pensacola, FL, Susan P. Farrow, NH, Stephen B. Parkes, Pensacola, FL, Alice P. Hughes, Jackson, Sisters: Martha Parkes Graham, Forest, Nancy Hollingworth, Conehatta, Lynn Parkes Lewis, Harperville, Brenda G. Parkes, Decatur, Grandchildren: Weldon and Harleigh Hughes

Pallbearers were Paul Hollingsworth, Michael Hollingsworth, Nathan Hollingsworth, Wiley Greer, Jimmy Hughes, and Weldon Hughes. Visitation was held from 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2010 at the

funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

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Services for Jerry R. Warren were held Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Home with Rev. James Galloway officiating.  Burial followed in Newton County Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Mr. Warren, 60, of Union, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Neshoba County General Hospital.

He was a native of Neshoba County.  He graduated from Columbus High School and attended East Mississippi Community College in Scooba. Mr. Warren retired after 20 years of service in the U.S. Navy.  He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and was an enthusiastic gun collector.  He also enjoyed riding motorcycles and just being outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ouida Hopper Warren; and grandparents, Leslie and Sadie Warren and Albert and Rosa Hopper.

Survivors include his daughter, Robin Warren of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren, Kristen Arenas, Chelsea Warren, Maya Arenas, and Jesse James Arenas; father and stepmother, Willie C. and Mary Warren of Newton; sisters, Linda Pulido of San Antonio, TX and Ann Warren of Union; brother, Johnny Warren of Florida; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Scott Pulido, Jake Pulido, Michael Pulido, Bud Warren, Vic Gressett, and Danny Mills. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Obituaries May, 2010

26 MAY 2010

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Mrs. Corinth Carson, age 92, of Conehatta, died on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at the Miss. State Veteran's Nursing Home in Kosciusko. Newton County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. You may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

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Funeral services for Thomas Smith, age 78, of Chunky were held Thursday May 20, 2010 at 10 a.m. in Stephens Funeral Home Chapel of Meridian, with Rev. Gerald Chaney officiating.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery near Chunky.

Mr. Smith  was a member of Chunky Baptist Church and he enjoyed Gardening, Fishing and Railroading.

He is survived by his wife Lois Russell Smith of Chunky, Daughters Mary Ann Collins and husband Johnny of  Hickory, Judy Gressett and husband Brad of Chunky, and Debra Bufkin and husband Cayce Wayne of Hickory.  Son James Smith and wife Sharon of Collinsville. Grandchildren Chris Stamper and wife Anitrel of Sebastopol, Brandy Tripplet and husband Phillip of Louisville, Jason Neese of Hickory, Miranda Bullock and Husband Bruce of Hickory, Brian Bufkin of Columbus, OH, April Walker and husband Mark of  Hickory, Hannah Gressett and Stephanie Smith both of Chunky, Bethany Smith and Josh Smith both of Decatur. 9 Great Grandchildren, Brothers Hansel Smith and Franklin Smith both of Morton.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ollie and Gertrude Smith, Daughter Betty Sue Smith and son Wayne Smith. Brothers Clarence Smith, Ulmer Smith and Robert Earl Smith.

Pallbearers are his Grandsons and Grandson in laws. Visitation was Wednesday, May 19, 2010 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home of Meridian.

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Services for Nikki Griffin Haynes were held Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 3 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel, in Philadelphia, with Rev. Chris Vowell and Rev. Jimmy Townsend officiating. Burial followed in Hembree Cemetery.

Mrs. Haynes, 37, of Philadelphia, died Monday, May 17, 2010 at her home. She was a native and lifelong resident of Neshoba County. She worked as payroll supervisor at Pearl River Resort. Mrs. Haynes made her confession of faith at Freetrade Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Kenny Ray Haynes of Philadelphia; step-daughter, Keyshae Moody; step-son, Brandaryll Hudson; mother, Chessie Stovall and her husband, Bennie of Philadelphia; father, Dwight Griffin and his wife, Gail of Philadelphia; and brother, Ricky Griffin of Philadelphia.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Ronald, and triplets, Terry, Jerry, and Sherry.

Pallbearers were Gus Johnson, Don Stovall, Ken Spears, Robbie Stovall, Jerry Hamm, Shane Griffin, Stuart Graham, and Jermaine Boler. Honorary pallbearers were Justice Lilley, Brayden Lilley, Cade Griffin, and Zach Griffin.

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Services for Mr. Henry Shaw were   held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Bro. Johnny Mulinax officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Shaw, 69, of Union, died, Friday, May 21, 2010 at his residence.

Survivors include: Loving wife of 52 years: Barbara Ann Shaw of Union, 2 Daughters: Tonya Jackson of Union, Tam Brasher and husband Jerry of Meridian, 5 Sons: Austin Shaw of Union, Justin Shaw and wife Becky of Texas, Marty Shaw and wife Regina of Richland, Shane Shaw of Union, and Brian Shaw and wife Angela of Decatur, 12 Grandchildren, 3 Sisters: Lenora Howton and husband Gail of Portland, Oregon, Pat Bristow of Newton, Ruth Adair and husband Gales of Marshall, Texas, 2 Brothers: Walter Shaw of Karnack, Texas, Charlie Shaw and wife Christine of Panola, Texas, 1 Sister-in-law: Doreen Shaw of Decatur.

Preceded in death by one son, Barry Don Shaw, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Shaw, one sister, Rebecca Anderson, four brothers, James Shaw, Robert Shaw, Eddie Shaw, Dossie Paul Shaw.

Pallbearers: Joey Shaw, T.J. Shaw, Jeff Shaw, Jeff Tullos, Hank Holcomb, Preston Shaw, Jackie McFee. Honorary Pallbearers: Jack McFee, Sr, Spike Roberts, Bill Coghlan, Thomas Mathis, and Barney Yates. Visitation was held Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 5:30 until 8  p.m.

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Services for Mr. Charles “Charlie” Richmond Williams were held Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Union. Rev. Shane Martin and Rev. Jon Martin officiated with burial in Union City Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Charles “Charlie” Richmond Williams, 70, of Union, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2010 at Laird Hospital in Union.

Survivors include: Daughter: Wanda Harrison and husband Rodney, 2 Grandsons: Cameron Harrison & Devin Harrison, 3 Stepdaughters: Imelda Kerr of Austin, TX, Yolanda Aquino of San Francisco,  CA, Andrea Aquino of Dallas, TX, 3 Sisters: Kathrine Wilson, Patricia Dubose and Selena Williams.

Pallbearers were Jack Bailey, Cameron Harrison, Rodney Harrison, Ricky Wilson, Chris Wilson, and Devin Harrison. Honorary Pallbearers were Jim Ogletree, Piggly Wiggly Employee’s, and Deacons of First Baptist Church of Union.

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Services for David Drummond were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Newton with Pastor Maurice Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Shiloh Church Cemetery, Newton. Holifield Funeral Home of Newton was in charge of the arrangements.  Mr. Drummond, 79, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

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Services for Molly Jane Morgan will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at the Ott & Lee Chapel of Forest with interment at Evans Tabernacle Cemetery in Newton County. Ott & Lee Funeral Home of Forest is in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Morgan, age 71, a resident of Philadelphia, passed away Saturday May 22, 2010 following an extended illness.

She is survived by four children, James (Teresa) Boykin, Tessie Morgan, Jake Morgan all of Philadelphia and Jason Morgan of Little Rock. Mrs. Morgan also leaves behind a legacy of 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Visitation was held Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from  6 until 8 p.m.

19 MAY 2010

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Services for Ricky Keene will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Rev. David Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Greenland Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Keene, 55, of Little Rock, died Sunday, May 16, 2010 at Rush Hospital.

Survivors include: Wife of 35 years Vicki Keene of Little Rock, One daughter: Misty “Duck” Keene and Fiance’ Artie Shaw of Little Rock, One Son: Jeramy Keene and wife Amy of Union, Parents: Mr. and Mrs. George Keene of Union, One Brother: Randy Keene of Union, Three grandchildren: Kaydence “KK” Keene, Kody Bailey and Keegan Bailey. A very special friend, Wanda Platt Jones of North Carolina. Mr. Keene had many extended family and very close friends.

Pallbearers: Otto Rouse, Eddie Stamper, Jimmy Knight, David Keene, Jake Addy, Jeff Addy, Allen Terrell, and Chris Gordon. Honorary Pallbearer: Ray Richardson. Visitation was held 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

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Services for Jackie Carleen Galloway of Little Rock will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy McDill officiating with reading of the Eulogy by Doyle White. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Galloway, 57, died May, 17, 2010 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical  Center.

She was a member of Mississippi Gourd Society, treasurer of over 10 years at Hopewell Baptist Church, an active member of Hopewell Baptist Church and choir. Mrs. Galloway was a cancer survivor since 1987.

Survivors include Husband of 20 years: Gary Galloway of Little Rock, One Daughter: Carly Price of Brandon, 3 Step daughters: Lacy Galloway, Corey Galloway, and Erin Galloway, all of Alabama, Mother: Carleen Graham of Little Rock, 1 Brother: Bobby Graham and wife Dorothy of Clinton, 4 Sisters: Gayle Duett and husband Chester of Little Rock, Lynn Smith and husband W.L. of Little Rock, Janet Lewis and husband Bob of Little Rock, and Debbie Robinson and husband John of Pensacola, Fl. She was survived by numerous nieces, nephews, beloved loved ones, friends, and family.

She is preceded in death by her father, Alvis “Monkey” Graham, niece, Sonya Lewis, and nephew, Milton Swain, Jr.

Pallbearers: Chris Graham, Jerry Graham, Jason Smith, Chet Duett, Chad Lewis, and Brian Hatch.

Honorable Mention: Milton Swain, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers: Deacons of Hopewell Baptist Church Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a thirty minute visitation at the church before the service Thursday.

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Services for Mr. Clayton Tune, Sr. were held Friday, May 14, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Sebastopol at 11 a.m. Rev. Mike Miles officiated with burial in Unity Assembly Church of God Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Tune passed away May 12, 2010 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian.

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Services for Jessie Levon Boulton, of Hickory, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Hwy 80 E, 49 S Church St.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Hwy 80 E, Hickory, from 7 until 7:30 p.m.

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Services for Lalar Jones were held on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 1 p.m. at St. Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Biekham, Jr. officiating.  Burial was held held in the church cemetery, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home, of Newton in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Jones, 103, of Newton, died May 11, 2010 at her residence. Visitation was held on Friday, May 14, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

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Services  for Pinkie Cox was held on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 1 p.m. at St. Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. George Smith, officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Cox, 77, of Newton, died May 11, 2010 at her residence. Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the church.

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Services for Mamie Burnett were held Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 2 p.m. from Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Rusty Walton officiating. Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery in the House Community of Neshoba County.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home, of Philadelphia was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Burnett, 102, of Union, died Thursday, May 13, 2010 at J.G. Alexander Nursing Center in Union. She was a native and longtime resident of the House Community of Neshoba County. She formerly worked at Mississippi State Hospital, Whitfield, Masonic Home in Meridian, and Laird Hospital in Union.  Mrs. Burnett was a lifelong member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include grandson, Jim Turner and his wife, Tere of Madison; great-grandson, Erik Turner; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.L. "Doc" Burnett; daughter, Jean Turner; four sisters; and three brothers.

Pallbearers were Gerald Knight, Billy Joyner, Quinton Goforth, Steve Nelson, Paul Killen, and Dois Herrington.

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Graveside services for Carla Darlene Allen will be held Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 3:30 p. m. at Lawrence Cemetery with Bro. Brent Parks officiating. Newton County Funeral Home South is in charge of the arrangements.

Miss Allen, 34, of Newton, died Saturday, May 15, 2010 at her home. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 19, from 1 until 3 p. m. at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

12 MAY 2010

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Services for Chester A. Harris, Sr. were held  at 11 a. m. Monday, May 10, 2010, at Antioch Baptist Church, House community. Burial followed in the Church cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of the  arrangements.

Mr. Harris, age 80, of House, died Friday, May 7, 2010 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. He served his country in the U S Army.

Visitation was held one hour prior to the service Monday at the Church. The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Graveside services for Mr. Bobby Darnell Scott will be held Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the Center Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. James McMillian officiating. Milling Funeral Home of Union is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Scott, 67, of Chunky, died Sunday, May 9, 2010 at Rush Medical Center. No visitation.

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Mrs. Lois Ray Loper, 97, of Ocean Springs, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2010 at Ocean Springs Hospital.

Mrs. Loper was born Lois Ray Faulk in Meridian, Mississippi, on March 30, 1913, to Eddie Loraine (Dee) Faulk, nee Henton, and Raymond Faulk. By the age of five, she was orphaned and subsequently moved to Decatur, Mississippi to be raised by her maternal grandparents, Dr. Sanford Henton, a medical doctor, and his wife, Florence. Mrs. Loper finished high school in Decatur and went on to graduate from East Central Junior (now Community) College in 1933.

On July 20, 1933, she married Jeffie Delmar Loper, also a graduate of ECJC. They began their teaching careers in 1935, while continuing to take courses during summers to complete four-year degrees at Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) in Hattiesburg. Mrs. Loper obtained her degree in English in 1950. Together the Lopers taught in numerous school districts in Mississippi, including Stratton (near Decatur), Ringgold (near Forest,), Union, Pachuta, Decatur, Biloxi and Meridian. Mr. Loper retired from the Meridian school district in 1970, and Mrs. Loper followed him into retirement in 1971. In 1979, they moved to Decatur, where they remained until they relocated to Ocean Springs in 1994.

They were married 66 years, until Mr. Loper’s death in 1999. Among her many contributions and accomplishments, Mrs. Loper was actively involved in the desegregation of Meridian schools in the 1960s, becoming one of the first Caucasian teachers to volunteer to teach in a predominantly African-American elementary school in the district. She was also an active booster of Mr. Loper’s successful high school sports coaching career, driving many a player home after games and feeding players at the numerous, local and state-wide tournaments in which his teams participated.

Along with Mrs. Loper’s talents as an elementary and middle school teacher, she was a talented artist, dabbling in oil and watercolor painting, photography and china painting. She was also an accomplished seamstress and tailor, as well as an angler, carpenter, and machine knitter. She was an energetic and inspirational driving force in the family, always looking toward the future and fearless about trying new things.

Mrs. Loper is survived by her only daughter, Eddie Ray Loper Findlay, of Ocean Springs; her grandchildren, Karen Weber Bustamante of Orange, California and Carl Weber, of Ocean Springs; four great-grandchildren, Robert and Mark Bustamante of Orange, California, John Weber of Starkville, MS and Brent Weber, currently serving in the US Air Force in Texas.

Visitation was Tuesday, May 11 at Newton County Funeral Home in Newton. Services were held on Wednesday, May 12, at 1:00 p.m. at Newton County Funeral Home, followed by interment next to her husband in Newton County Memorial Gardens in Newton.

5 MAY 2010

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Services for Gladys Hunt Carr were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home - South Chapel with Dr. Brian Rushing officiating. Burial was in the Newton Masonic Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Carr, 86, of Newton, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Woodland Court Personal Care Home. She was a retired Vice President and Branch Manager for Eastover Bank in Newton. Mrs. Carr was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club in Newton, and active in the Newton Hospital Pink Ladies Auxillary as long as her health permitted.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Newton, where she was a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class. A favorite past time that she enjoyed was spending time with her grandchildren, reading, and having coffee time with her family and friends.

Survivors Include:  her sons: David (Deborah) Carr of Newton; and Eddie (Charlotte) Carr of  Southhaven; her grandchildren: Jessica D. Carr, of  Laurel; Betsy Hunt Carr of Oxford; Nicholas N. Carr of Oxford; Sarah Carr (Brian) Dallas of Collierville, TN; Allen Carr of Oxford; Leslie Carr of Starkville; her sisters:  Bobbye Brignac of Forest; and Frances Gatewood of Clinton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her husband:  Albert B. Carr; her brother: Joe Hunt; and her sisters: Christine McCoy and Kathleen Touchstone.

Pallbearers were Drew Hunt, Van Jones, Brian Dallas, Rusty McMillan, Ronnie Blass and Jay Powell. Honorary Pallbearers were  Allen Carr and Nicholas Carr. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 297, Newton, MS 39345. Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

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Services for Helen Turbeville were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 3, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home - South in Newton. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of the  arrangements.

Helen Turbeville, 80, of Seneca, SC, died Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Baptist Medical Center in Memphis, TN. Mrs. Turbeville was born in Newton. She was married to Joseph in 1956 and they were married until he passed away in 2004. She was a member of Occone Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Seneca, SC, where she was a charter member. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and caring for her pets. She will be remembered as a loving grandmother.

Survivors Include: Son: Marty K. Turbeville, (Penny) Southaven, Daughter: Teresa Graudin, (Kevin) Trappe, MD, Lewis Everett, Newton, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by:  Husband: Joseph Turbeville, Son: Stokes Turbeville.

Visitation was be held Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

William Allen “June” Hillie page-up-icon 24x24
Services for William Allen “June” Hillie were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Morning Star M.B. Church in Newton with Rev. George Hodges officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove M.B. Church Cemetery, Newton. Holifield Funeral Home of Newton was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Hillie, 72, died Thursday, April 15, 2010.

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Services for Roger Earl Windham were held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2010 at St. Cloud M.B. Church in Newton with Rev. Clarence Arrington and Sis. Eva McDonald officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Garlandville. Holifield Funeral Home of Newton was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Windham, 52, died Monday, April 19, 2010.

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Services for Melvin Harrison were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Macedonia Church of God in Christ in Newton with Elder Anthony Wells officiating. Burial was in the Old Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Newton. Holifield Funeral Home of Newton was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Harrison, 53, died Sunday, April 25, 2010.

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Services for A.G. Brown will be held Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Christian Church Cemetery with Dr. John Cash officiating. Newton County Funeral Home South , 100 Old Hwy. 15 Loop, Newton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Brown, 96, of Meridian, died Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Aldersgate Retirement Community. Arthur Grady Brown, Jr., was born April 30, 1914 at the Harris home place, South of Hickory. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corp in Blue Mountain, Mississippi and several places in North Carolina where he helped to build the Blue Ridge Parkway as a surveyor and draftsman. While stationed in Statesville, NC, he met and married Hazel Morgan. Shortly after the birth of their daughter, they moved back to Mississippi to resume the rest of their lives. A. G. retired from Illinois Central Railroad, working his way from the position of fireman to conductor, at his retirement. After Hazel's death, he married Mattie Ruth Culpepper. Through out his life, he was an avid fisherman, occasional hunter, and a very successful gardener, due to a life time interest in agricultural pursuits. He loved poetry and was a gifted writer.

After retirement, he and Mattie Ruth traveled as long as their health permitted. The Brown’s moved to Aldersgate Retirement Community in Meridian where they enjoyed the various activities of their home and the wonderful, loving care of the Aldersgate staff. Mr. Brown was a thoughtful, tender, humorous man, though few people knew these traits, since he was also quiet, and introverted. His greatest legacy was that he was a caring, loving father and husband. He was a lifelong member of Antioch Christian Church.

Survivors include his daughter: Melita Powell of Hickory; his grandchildren: Miranda Powell of Buena Vista, CO; David Brown of Newton; his great-grandchildren: Eric Powell of Buena Vista, CO; Jason Powell of Buena Vista, CO; Piper Powell of Buena Vista, CO; Trenton Powell Of Canon City, CO; his brother- in-law: H. R. "Pic" Humphreys of Hickory; and his daughter-in-law: Vicky Brown of Newton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his parents: Arthur Grady & Ola Collier Harris Brown, Sr; his wives: Hazel Mae Morgan Brown & Mattie  Ruth Brown; his son: Patrick Brown; his grandson: Eric Eugene Powell; his brother: William A. "Bill" Brown; and his sister: Mary Massengale Humphreys.

Pallbearers will be: H.R. “Pic” Humphreys, Johnny Ferguson, Louis Wilson, Benny Sibley, Jeff Sibley, Scott Sibley, Danny Harris, and Dale Harris. Memorial contributions may be made to the Antioch Christian Church Cemetery Fund. Visitation was held Tuesday, May 4, 2010 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

Obituaries April, 2010

28 April 2010

Wanda Walker page-up-icon 24x24
Graveside services for Wanda Walker were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Newton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Gary Felton officiating. Newton County Funeral Home North, Hwy 15 North, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Walker, 66 of Newton, died Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. A favorite past time that she enjoyed was working in her yard and gardening, as well as reading and doing needlework. She was an avid homemaker, especially, in canning and putting up vegetables from her garden and sharing them with others. She was faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church where she was a Children's Sunday School Teacher, always offering a kind word of encouragement to those she came in contact with. She expressed her faith through her many works and deeds throughout the community. She was an humble servant and a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister.

Survivors Include: her husband: Walter (Walton) Walker of Newton; her daughter: Kim (Kenny) Graham, of Marion; her son: Chris (Sharon) Walker, of  Ooltewah, TN her daughter: Brandi Walker, of  Newton; her grandchildren: Kyle Walker and Makaylin Walker, both of Ooltewah, TN; her mother: Thelma  Munn Boutwell of Newton;  her sisters:  Pat (Danny)  Rains, of Evensville, TN and Rita  Maynard, of  Newton.

She was preceded in death by her father: Louie Boutwell,  and her sister:  Brenda Boutwell.

Pallbearers were John Brannen, Jason Rains, Jim Pendergest, Doyle Moore, Travis Rains and Johnny Walker. Honorary Pall Bearers  were Donald Boutwell, Raymond Walker and Danny Rains. Visitation was held from 5 until 8  p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2010 at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

O.B. Arrington page-up-icon 24x24
Services for O.B. Arrington were held Saturday, April 24, 2010 at  2 p.m. at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. George Smith officiating.  Burial was held in the church cemetery, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Arrington, 80, of Newton, died Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Newton Regional Hospital, Newton. Visitation was held from 12 until 2 p.m. prior to service at the church.

Birdie E. Rivers page-up-icon 24x24
Services were private for Birdie E. Rivers. She was long-time resident of the Neshoba Community and passed away Monday, April 12, 2010 in Arlington, TX.  Birdie was born to Isaac Green and Rhoda Boykin Evans in Conehatta on March 30, 1912.

Birdie was a graduate of Neshoba High School and in 1935 married John Victor Rivers. She enjoyed gardening and sewing and was a faithful member of Neshoba Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Gary and Sandra Rivers of Arlington; grandsons, Rick and Kris Rivers of Pinetop AZ, and Ross and Chalee Rivers of Houston TX; and 7 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 63 years, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Delphene R. Knoop Campbell page-up-icon 24x24
Ms. Delphene R. Knoop Campbell, 82, of Union, died Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Laird Hospital. She resided with her son, John C. Knoop of Union. Ms. Campbell was a member of Union United Methodist Church. Ms. Campbell was a lifetime member of Eastern Star of 62 years.

Survivors include her children, John C. Knoop of Union, David W. Knoop of Lake Worth, Florida, James R. Knoop, of South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Barbara A. Regland of Williamsport Pennsylvania and Cindy L. Campbell Straub of South Williamsport, Pennsylvania; 11 Grandchildren and 8 great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Reed Knoop, her first husband, Harry G. Knoop, Jr., her parents, Mrs. Matilda M. Saxton and Mr. Harry M. Seamon, a step-son, David L. Campbell and a step-daugther, Mrs. Glenda Tufts and her second husband, Lewis J. Campbell and a grandson, Matthew J. Knoop.

Ms. Campbell will be laid to rest in Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport, Pennsylvania next to her daughter and first husband where a private graveside service will be held at a later date.

June Rowzee Addy page-up-icon 24x24
Services for June Rowzee Addy were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Kilgore and Rev. Mark Vincent officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Addy, 75, of Decatur, died Monday, April 19, 2010, at Jeff Anderson Hospital in Meridian.

June graduated from MSCW in 1956 with a degree in Music Education. She taught school for five years before becoming a full-time mother to Julie and Joe. She served for 30 years as pianist for Clarke-Venable Baptist Church and was presently serving as pianist at Bethel Baptist Church, the position she held when she left for college. June married James H. Addy of Decatur in 1957, and in 1965 they took over the family seed and feed store started by his father in 1944. The business known as Addy Farm and Garden is still in operation at this time. June will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a devoted friend.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, James; daughter Julie Mitchell (Charles), son Joseph Addy (Tammie); grandchildren, Olivia, Michael and Camilla Addy, Sam and Josh Mitchell; one brother James Rowzee (Oneva), one sister Carol Greenlee; one sister-in-law, Betty Mayo (Dick); nieces and nephews, Linda Smith (Phil), Nelda Johnson (Paul), Robert Rowzee (Vonda), Tommy Greenlee (Jennifer), Kimberly Chandler, Jeff Mayo (Stacey), and Jack Mayo (Tracey).

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Rowzee, and one brother-in-law, Max Greenlee.

Pallbearers include: Phil Smith, Robert Rowzee, Tommy Greenlee, Jeff Mayo, Jack Mayo and Neil Knight. Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2010. The family requests that memorials be made to The Gideons International PO Box 297 Newton, Ms. 39345

William Allen “Kip” Burns page-up-icon 24x24
Funeral Services for William Allen "Kip" Burns were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010, in the Christian Worship Center, 6101 Masonic Drive, Alexandria, with Pastor Mark Hankins, Pastor Aaron Hankins and Pastor Kevin Burns officiating. Interment was in Alexandria Memorial Gardens under the direction of John Kramer & Son. William Allen "Kip" Burns, age 63, of Woodworth, passed away April 22, 2010, in his residence.

Mr. Burns was a native of Union and was a graduate with a degree in Personnel Management from the University of Southern Mississippi in August, 1969. Upon graduation, he went to work with Sears Roebuck & Company in Credit Management. He had several assignments with Sears in Mississippi and Georgia over the next 10 years. He then moved to Louisiana and worked with the Missouri Pacific Railroad /Union Pacific Railroad for 31 years. Mr. Burns was a member of the Christian Worship Center for over 20 years. He was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast. He enjoyed hunting, bass fishing, travel and helping others.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sylvia Horne Burns of Woodworth; one daughter, Brittany Slocum of Alexandria; two sons, Kevin Burns and his wife, Elizabeth; Ragan Burns both of Woodworth; four grandchildren, Ashton Allen Slocum, Kailee Blaire Slocum, William Noble Burns and Caroline Ansley Burns; one sister, Martha Colvin and her husband, Gene of Bastrop; one brother, Ufa Kenny Burns and his wife, Betty; brother-in-law, Ralph Horne and his wife, Susan all of Union, Mississippi and numerous, nieces, nephews, friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul A. and Rethia Burns and one daughter, Courtney Amanda Burns.

Pallbearers were James  Bradshaw, Dannis Arledge, Greg Monk, Denzel Haggard, Eric Rester, Tim Mayeux, Jimmy Harris and Howard Sanke. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2010 at John Kramer & Son and from 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010 until the time of service at the Christian Worship Center. The family request memorials are sent to the Christian Worship Center, 6101 Masonic Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301. Online notes of condolence may be sent to kramer funerals@aol.com

Luberda (Burks) Walker page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Luberda (Burks) Walker was held at 12 p.m. April 23, 2010 at Forest Heights MSB Church, in Gulfport. Burial was in the VA Center in Biloxi. Hartwell Christian Mortuary,  Gulfport were in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Walker, 80, died Friday, April 16, 2010 in Gulfport. She was a former resident of Newton County.

Albert C. Barber page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Mr. Albert C. Barber will be held 11:00 Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union. Rev. T.J. Jennings and Rev. Jack Herns and Rev. Dennis Coats will officiate with burial in the Pine Forest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 Tuesday, April 27, 2010.

Mr. Barber, 80, passed away at his residence (11510 Swearington Rd Collinsville) Monday, April 26, 2010.

Mr. Barber was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church where he served as deacon for many years. He enjoyed playing his guitar and working with his hands doing wood works.

21 April 2010

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Services for Elma Smith were held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2010 at County Line Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Barfoot and Rev. David Jay officiating. Burial was in the Crossroads Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Smith, 90, of Union, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Laird Hospital. She was the oldest member of County Line Baptist Church. Her pastime was quilting and needle point. Ms. Smith loved her family and always looked forward to family dinners and get togethers. She enjoyed five generations in her family.

Survivors include: 2 Daughters: Joyce Smith of Union and Carolyn Williams (W.L.) of Union, 4 Grandchildren: Jerry Smith (Brenda) of Union, Debbie Dixon (Sammy) of Jackson, Diane Davis (Ivan) of Meridian, Denise Robinson of Meridian, 8 Great grandchildren: Tonya Fox (Chad), Stevie Dixon (Heather), Alison Davis, Michael Davis, Drew Davis, Lauren Robinson, Trevor Robinson, and Logan Robinson, 1 Great Great Grandchild: Addisyn Fox, 1 Sister: Mae Graham (Dock) of Decatur.

She was preceded in death by her husband Neville Smith, parents, Mack and Susie Herrington, one sister Flora Herrington, three brothers, Oscar Herrington, Wilbern Herrington, and Ellis Herrington, one son-in-law, Earnest Smith, one sister-in-law, Lorene Herrington.

Pallbearers: Jerry Smith, Sammy Dixon, Trevor Robinson, Michael Davis,

Drew Davis and Stevie Dixon. Honorary Pallbearers: Chad Fox and Ivan Davis. Visitation was held 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2010. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of arrangements.

Rudolph Whitehead page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Rev. Rudolph Whitehead were held Thursday, April 15, 2010
at 2 p.m. at St. Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Leroy Thompson, officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. Whitehead, 77, of Newton died April 7, 2010 at Rush Hospital in Meridian. Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Carl M. Stokes page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Carl M. Stokes will be held 2 p. m. Thursday, April 22,
2010, at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel in Union, with Rev. Jerry Wilkinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Stokes, age 82, of Little Rock, died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at his home in Little Rock. Mr. Stokes served his country in the US Navy. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Myrtice Huddleston Stokes of Little Rock; a daughter, Shirley Koch of Little Rock; 2 grandchildren, Monica Moffett (David) of Madison, and Frankie Springer (Francis) of Pearl; 5 great grandchildren, Samantha Moffett, Dylan Moffett, Jonathan Springer, Sara Springer, and Elizabeth Springer; 3 sisters, Ima Jean Bailey of Little Rock, Christine Rowell of Lake, and Linda Davis Rogers of Meridian; and 1 sister-in-law, Carolyn Stokes of Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Myrtle Stokes; and 4 brothers, Howell, Thurman, Jack, and Lamar Stokes.

Pallbearers will be David Moffett, Francis Graham, Michael Huddleston, Teddy Stokes, Jackie Knight, and Neil Knight. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the funeral home.

Dessree Arrington page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Dessree Arrington was held Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Clark's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leon Tingle, officiating. Burial was held in Mt. Zion Cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Arrington, 93, of Philadelphia, died April 9, 2010 at Neshoba General Hospital. Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

14 April 2010

Ollie Mae Chapman page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Ollie Mae Chapman were held Friday, April 9, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Wesley Chapel United in Rose Hill, with Rev. Theodore Cole, officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Chapman, 79, of Rose Hill,  died Sunday, April 4, 2010 at Newton Regional Hospital. Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the church.

T.J. (Jerry) Bishop page-up-icon 24x24
Graveside services for T. J. "Jerry" Bishop were held Friday, April 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. from Masonic Cemetery in Newton with Rev. Ron Gilstrap officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bishop, 68, of Newton, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. He was a native and long time resident of Newton County. Mr. Bishop was a retired mobile home contractor/rebuilder from Rose Mobile Homes in Hickory. He was Pentecostal by faith.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Bishop of Newton; daughters, Lynn Clark of Wiggins, Lori May of Wiggins, Kim Bynum of Soso, and Kaye Cates of Hernando; son, Franklin McDaniel of Wiggins; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; mother, Doris Bishop of Newton; brother, Jimmy Bishop of Newton; and nephew, James Bishop and family of Vicksburg.

Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by his father, George E. "Bunt" Bishop.

Pallbearers were Bruce Clark, Daniel Jobe, Brent Clark, Franklin McDaniel, Trinny Ray, and Robert Gibbs. Honorary pallbearers were Levi Culpepper, Chandler McDaniel, Jackie Dale Davis, Dawson May, Adam Bang, Quinon Freeman, and Tim Jobe.

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Services for Jerome Watkins were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 12, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. David Jay, Rev. Clyde Little and Rev. Kipp Smith officiated with burial in the Greenland cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Watkins, 61, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Specialty Hospital in Meridian.

Survivors include: Wife: Dianne Corley Watkins of Little Rock, 1 Step Daughter: Jennifer Corley of Marion, Parents: Coyt and Kathryn of Union, Sister: Rhonda Dyess of Louin, Niece: Heather Horn and husband Gabe of Taylorsville, Great Niece: Katelyn Horn and Great Nephew: Tanner Horn both of Taylorsville.

Mr. Watkins was a former deacon and member of County Line Baptist Church. He loved God and singing to Gospel Music. Mr. Watkins graduated from Bay Springs High School and Jones Junior College. He enjoyed working on computers, talking with people, life, animals and old cars.

James C. (Buddy) Moore, Jr. page-up-icon 24x24
Services for James C. Moore, Jr.  were held Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 2 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Newton with the Rev. Shon Blackwell, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Moore, age 62, died Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Spalding Regional Medical Center located in Griffin, GA.

Visitation was held Friday, April 9, 2010, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Menlo R. Greer page-up-icon 24x24
Funeral services for Menlo R. Greer will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home North Chapel with Bro. Glenn Lafferty officiating.  Burial will be private in the presence of immediate family members. Newton County Funeral Home North, 9998 Hwy. 15 North is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Greer, 66, of Decatur, died Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Specialty Hospital in Meridian.

Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

Charles Gerald Buntyn page-up-icon 24x24
Graveside services for Charles Gerald Buntyn were held Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the Griffin Cemetery, Moss Point, with Rev. Rev. Brian Scott officiating. Masonic Rites were given at graveside. Holder-Wells Funeral Home of Moss Point was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Buntyn, 78 of Newton County, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 in Pascagoula. He was born October 3, 1931 in Newton County. Mr. Buntyn owned and operated Buntyn Monument Company with his wife Drunett Goff Buntyn from 1954 until 1997.

He is survived by his four children, Barbara and Joe Boughton of Gautier, Gerald and Diane Buntyn of Dothan, AL, Abby and Lawrence Weaver of Lucedale and Lynda and Farhan Baig of Kuwait; grandchildren, Deedy and David Fayard, Jennifer and Carl Stringfellow, Summer and Chad Lisenby, Melissa Zebracki, Melinda and Arnold Crawley and Michelle Zebracki; Great-Grandchildren, Gracie, Conner, Charlie, William, Olivia, Ryan, Mikel and Ryley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Cornelius and Lillian Odell Buntyn; his loving wife, Edna Drunett Goff Buntyn; and a brother, Terry Buntyn.

In lieu of flowers send contributions to Gideons.

Cecil O’neil Jackson page-up-icon 24x24
Funeral Services for Mr. Cecil O’Neil Jackson of Philadelphia are scheduled for  2:00 p.m. Wed., April 14, 2010  at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Alan Randall & Rev. Ray Luke officiating.

Burial will be in North Bend Methodist Cemetery in Philadelphia with military honors John C. Stephens Chapel funeral services is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jackson, 92, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2010 at Regency Hospital in Meridian, MS. He was a World War II Army Veteran. Mr. Jackson, along with his wife, Belva owned & operated Jackson’s Barber & Beauty Shop, retiring in 1982.

He was a member of V.F.W., past member of Lions Club, American Legion, Cattleman’s Association, Barber Board of Mississippi and Central Water association. He was a member of North Bend Methodist Church where he was past treasurer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Jefferson Jackson & Mary Evelyn Fulton Jackson, his wife, Belva Smith Jackson, and a son, Jimmy Jackson

Survivors include daughters Betty (Kenny) Burns of Union; Diane (Rex) Copeland of Philadelphia; a son, Bobby (Virginia) Jackson of Philadelphia; daughter-in-law, Terrye Jackson of Philadelphia, sisters Doris Boggan of Brandon and Mary Nance of Philadelphia; brothers O.D. (Dill) Jackson, Jeffie D. Jackson, Fulton Jackson, and Windell Jackson, all of Philadelphia, and Howard Jackson of Thomasville, AL; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces & nephews

Pallbearers will be Ufa Burns, Jason Burns, John Burns, Scott Jackson, Bill Chunn, Chris Copeland, Justin Copeland, Stevie Richardson, Josh Jackson and Brian Cooley

7 April 2010

Dedria Suzanne Mitchell page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Dedria Suzanne Mitchell were held 2 p. m. Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Rev. David Airhart and Bo Dearing officiating. Burial was held in Sharon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the  arrangements.

Ms. Mitchell, 38, of Conehatta, died Wednesday, March, 31, 2010 at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

Survivors included: 1 Daughter: Hannah Grace Mitchell of Conehatta, Mother: Patty Sue Gibbs and husband Ernest of Lawrence, 1 sister: Daphney Bates and husband Shannon of Lawrence, 1 brother: Chad Hillman and wife Penny of Lake. She is survived by two nieces and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Myrtle and Elton Valentine, and Grandfather, Marvin Gibbs.

Pallbearers: Mark Willis, Russell McGee, Steven McGee, Wade Rucker, Shannon Bagley, Jarrod Lanier, Dennis Gordy, A.J. Johnson, Justin Bates, and Richard Redditt. Visitation was held Friday, April 2, 2010 from 6 until 9 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home in Union.

Althe J. Alawine page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Althe J. Alawine were held at 1 p. m. on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home - South in Newton formerly known James F. Webb Funeral Home. Burial was in Pine Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Lawrence. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop,  Newton was in charge of the arrangements.

Althe J. Alawine, 77 of, Newton,  died Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. Mrs. Alawine loved her family, she enjoyed being outside working in her garden and watching both deer and hummingbirds. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors Include: Son: Billy J Alawine, Newton, Daughters: Diane Alawine, Terry, Deborah Williams nee Alawine, Lawrence, Michelle Alawine, Newton, Grandchildren: Christopher (Cori) Williams, Andrew Williams, Samuel Williams, and Ciara Patterson.  Two Great-grandchildren: John Williams and Abby Williams, Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by: Husband: William E. Alawine, Parents: Dewey and Ella Mae Culpepper nee Hollingsworth, Brothers: A.D. Culpepper, Admiral Culpepper, and Flint Culpepper; Sisters: Irma Crawford, Rachel Reynolds, and Elouise Slayton.

Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2010 at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

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Services for Lina Marie Bryant were held 10 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Duffee Church of Christ with Bro. Ervin Skinner and Bro. Mike Miles officiating. Burial was in the Blue Springs Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Bryant, 71, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at Jeff Anderson Medical Center. She loved animals and teddy bears.

Survivors include: One sister: Virginia Wilkerson of Newton, three brothers: W.R. Bryant (Louise) of Union, Walter Bryant (Loree) of Union, Wayne Bryant (Sherrie) of Paragould, Arkansas. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Ms. Bryant was preceded in death by her parents, William Louis and Emily Alice Bryant, one sister, and three brothers. Pallbearers were Randy Bryant, Allan Ferguson, Andrew Davis, Chris Ferguson, Rusty Alexander, Tommy Brown, and Robin Walsh.

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Funeral services for James Malcolm Smith were held from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home in Saraland on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at 2 p.m. Interment was in Pine Crest Cemetery with Radney Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

James Malcolm Smith, age 94, born on September 6, 1916, in Little Rock, to Erastus O. and Susie Smith, and a longtime resident of Saraland went on to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, March 22, 2010.

Mr. Smith retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist church where he was a former deacon. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Cox (Cleve) of Saraland; two grandsons, Timothy C. Cox of Saraland and Jim Cox (Crystal) of Loxley; great-grandson, J.T. Cox of Loxley; two brothers, N.F. Smith (Bessie) of Brandon, and Billy Smith (Joanne) of Quitman; sister, JuliaWinstead of Ocean Springs; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shiloh Baptist Church Building Fund, 717 Cleveland Rd., Saraland, AL 36571. Condolences may be offered at www.radneyfuneralhome-saraland.com.

Obituaries March, 2010

Shannon Neal White page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Shannon Neal White were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy McDill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. White, 33, of Little Rock, died Sunday, March 28, 2010 in Newton County. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Mr. White was manager of White’s Body Shop of Union.

Survivors include: Mother: Brenda White of Little Rock, father, Ernie White (Kathy) of Union, one brother, Brian White (Heather) of Little Rock, fiancee’, Jennifer Pullin & daughters, Madison Pullin, Loxie Pullin, Kenley Pullin all of Union. Maternal grandmother, Sue Nell Bates of Philadelphia, paternal grandmother, Eunice White of Little Rock. He was survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members.

Mr. White was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Willie Paul Bates and Curtis “Buddy” White.

Pallbearers: Jimmy Bates, Bill Bates, Rodney White, Zac White, John Carr Bates, and Jarrod Bates.

Blanchie M. Pugh page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Blanchie Pugh were held Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Hickory, with Rev. George Smith, officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Pugh, 98, of Newton, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at her residence. Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the church.

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Services for John Kennedy II were held Friday, March 19, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Morning Star Baptist Church in Newton, with Rev. Shawn Croft, officiating. Burial was held at John Divine Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Bay Springs, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Kennedy II, 46, of Houston, TX, died March 12, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the church.

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Services for Ms. Jessie Hillhouse were held 10 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Rev. Rusty Walton officiating. Burial was in the Sulphur Springs cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements. Ms. Hillhouse, 87, of Decatur, died at Laird Hospital of Union.

Survivors: Husband: David Hillhouse of Decatur, Daughter: Joan Mulford and husband Don of Union, 2 Grandchildren: Steve Mulford of Decatur and Kyle Breland of Hickory, 4 Great Grandchildren: Meagan Mulford, Cody Mulford, Christopher Mulford and Dylan Mulford, all of Decatur,

Sister: Eva Jean Smith of Philadelphia, Brother: Herschel Pierce and wife Merle of Hickory. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Ms. Hillhouse was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Breland and son, Tony Breland.

Pallbearers: Harvey B. Cleveland, Jeff Pierce, Steve Mulford, Kyle Breland, John Easom, and Granville McElhenney.

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Services for Louise James were  held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel in Union with Rev. Len McRaney officiating and music provided by Rev. Rusty Walton. Burial was in the Union City Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. James, 92, of Union, died Friday, March 26, 2010 at the J.G. Alexander Nursing Center in Union.

She is survived by her brother, Albert James of Union; nieces, Becky McNelis and her husband Mike of Brandon, and Debra James of Llano, Texas; nephew, Danny James and his wife Nancy of Mason, Texas; great niece, Rachel McNelis of Brandon.

Visitation was Saturday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home in Union.

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Services for Brenda Vance Martin were held at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Lake with burial following in the Pine Ridge Baptist Cemetery in Lawrence. Officiating was Rev. Ken McLemore with Wolf Funeral Services in Morton in charge of arrangements.

Brenda Vance Martin, 65, a resident of Lake passed away Thursday, March 25, 2010 at her residence. She  had been a lifelong resident of Lake,  and was a member of Lake United Methodist Church and attended First Baptist Church of Lake for many years.  Brenda had worked as an LPN at Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest,   and at Mississippi Care Center in Morton, and later served as City Clerk for the town of Lake until 2000.

She is survived by her husband, Travis L. Martin, Lake; two daughters, Cindy Mixon and husband Joe, Lake; Kimberly Edmonds and husband Danny, Lake; “Adopted” son, Michael Farmer, Conehatta; “Adopted” daughter, Kathy Farmer, Conehatta; four granddaughters, Brittany Mixon, Lake; Paige Jolly, Pearl; Allison Edmonds, Lake; Alana Edmonds, Lake; two great granddaughters, Addison Jolly, Pearl; Ryleigh Jolly, Pearl.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Rachel Vance and one brother Larry Vance.

Pallbearers were Jon Tally, Jimbo Harvey, Jimmy Hollingsworth, Stacy Monk, Matt Williams and Corey Jolly. Honorary pallbearers were Jesse Barrett, Frankie Evans, Dwight Brown, Clarence Hall, Ronnie Harvey, Frankie Cox, Granville Freeman and Tim Vance.

Visitation was Friday, March 26, 2010 at Wolf Funeral Services, and again Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 10 a.m. until service. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lake Building Fund, P.O. Box 157, Lake, MS  39092.

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Funeral services for Leland Curtis Caudill age 50 of Chunky will be held Wednesday March 31, 2010 at 2 p.m. in Community Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Roger Burke, Pastor Phil Roberts and Mr. Ken Moser officiating. Burial will follow in McGee Cemetery near Chunky with Stephens Funeral Home of Meridian handling the arrangements.

Mr. Caudill passed away Saturday at his home in Chunky. He was a member of Quitman Seventh Day Adventist Church where he served as deacon and was involved in all church activities.  He also enjoyed farming.

Survivors include his wife Teresa Kriedeman Caudill, daughters Terry Hopkins and husband Jeremy, Rita Ray and husband Phil, granddaughter Lauren Hopkins, Brother John Caudill, Parents James L. Caudill Sr. and Billie R. Caudill, and sister Rachle Williams and husband Gary all of Chunky.

He was preceded in death by his brother Jimmy Caudill.

Pallbearers serving are Steve Kriedeman, Bryan Olmstead, Kelvin Mitchell, Darryl Gager, Lynn McCullough, Lee McCullough, Otto Kriedeman and Harold Schroeder. Honorary pallbearers serving are Javier Cervantes, Roger Caudill, Bobby Butler, Thomas Smith, Fred McKee and Langdon Barber. Visitation was 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at the funeral home and 30 minutes early at the church before services.

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Services for Max Greenlee were held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday March 11, 2010 at Bethel Cemetery in Newton, with Rev. Robert Rowzee officiating. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of arrangements.

Max  Greenlee, 65, of Fairview, TX died Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Hilltop Haven in Gunter, TX. Visitation was held Thursday March 11, 2010 from 1 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

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Services for Opal G. Graham were  held Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel in Union with Bro. Michael Wells officiating. Burial was in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Graham, 87, of Union, died Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Hilltop Manor in Union.

She is survived by her children, Darnell Graham of Decatur, Gerald Graham and wife Marie of Decatur, Michael Graham and wife Cathy of Union, Kathy Frink and husband Harold of Hampshire, Tenn., and Scarlet Moore and husband Jesse of Bailey; grandchildren, Tom Graham of Decatur, Tim Graham and wife Amy of North Carolina, Bryan Graham of Decatur, Hank Graham and wife Joette of Decatur, Amanda Mowdy and husband Sean of Union, Candice Smith and husband Rodney of Crystal Springs, Eric Graham of Union, Kim Yarborough of Grenada, Kevin Frink and wife Brittany of Centerville, Tenn, Jessica and Jennifer Moore, both of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; great grandchildren, Zack Mowdy, Ashlyn Doss, Brittany Graham, Jacob Yarborough, Carson Frink, and Chloe Smith; brother, Bobby Glenn of Montgomery, Ala; sisters, Christine Rash of Union, and Lois Jenkins of Meridian; several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Tommy C. Graham, parents, Floyd and Lucy Glenn, brother, Billy Glenn, and sister, Hazel Pierce.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Tom Graham, Tim Graham, Bryan Graham, Hank Graham, Eric Graham, and Kevin Frink.  Visitation was Wednesday, March 10, 2011 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home in Union.

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Services for Jesse Austin Stroud were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2010 at Oakland Grove Baptist Church, with burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The Revs. Lindsey Blackledge, Dave Moran and Mike Powell officiated.

Mr. Stroud, 81, of Laurel, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at his residence after his battle with cancer. He was born July 14, 1928, in Scott County. He was a member of the United States Army where he served active duty in Germany during the Korean War. He was in Company C of the 432nd Engineer Construction Battalion. He later joined the Mississippi Army National Guard and received an honorable discharge in 1958 as Sergeant First Class, serving his country over seven years. He moved his family from Newton to Jones County in February 1958 and has lived on the Stroud Road in the Byrd/Rustin community since Nov. 1959. In 1960 he became a member of Oakland Grove Baptist Church, where he was ordained as a deacon. He was also a Mason at Clyde Howard Masonic Lodge #525. He retired from Baker Oil Treating in August 1983 having 22 years of employment.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Frances "Tiny" Webb Stroud; sons, Jesse Edward (Deborah) Stroud and Ronald Ferrell (Carla) Stroud and daughter, LaDonna Sue Stroud (Donald) Walters; grandchildren, Heather Marie Stroud, Gary Austin (Gina) Stroud, Lacey Ellen Walters (Frank) Slay, Drew Edward Walters, Kendall Blake Skipper, Katie LeAnn Stroud and Karla Lynn Stroud; great-granddaughter, Kailee Diane Stroud; sisters, Frances Elois Stroud Doolittle and Nora Mae Stroud (Bill) Fountain; sisters-in-law, Wanda Peden Stroud, Mildred Griffith Stroud, JoAnn Robertson Stroud, Lonnie Marcelle Webb (John) White, Nina Hazel Webb Everett, Margaret Sue Webb (Junior) Graham, Terry Lynn Webb (Don) Hall; brothers-in-law, Wayland Travis Webb and Robert Marion Taylor, Sr.; special first cousin, Elaine Dean Bounds and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry Franklin and Mary Fronie Dean Stroud; brothers, Perry Leonard Stroud, Morris Amos Stroud, Otto "Blue" Gilbert Stroud, Marvis "Monkey" Zelma Stroud, Joseph Thrash Stroud and sister, Irma Joyce Stroud Satanski.

Pallbearers were Randy Beets, Craig Byrd, Leslie Broadhead, Tony Smith, Bo Tidwell, Justin Walters, Freddie Welch and Bubba Newcomb. Honorary pallbearers were the Oakland Grove Men's Sunday School Class, D. T. Beard, Cecil Boyles, Mike Brady, Marvin Byrd, Jim Davis, Stein Farrior, Dr. Cleve Johnson, Gary Joe Little, Kebel Luter, Lamar Manning, Cecil McGill, Grady Rushton, Buddy Rustin, Quilla West and Roger Welch.

Visitation was from 5 until 9 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2010 at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, which was in charge of arrangements. To sign or view the family guestbook, visit www.leadercall.com

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Services for Gerald Gordon Addy were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church. Burial was in Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home North, Hwy 15 North, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Addy, 40, of Decatur, died Thursday, March 11, 2010 at his residence. He was an avid outdoormen, who loved hunting and fishing, and enjoyed hunting Indian artifacts. He also enjoyed watching movies and attending family gatherings. A favorite past time was the times that he spent with his grandchildren.

Survivors Include: his wife: Sharon Irene Addy, Decatur; his sons: Christopher Stewart, Decatur and Shaun (Jamie) Addy, Pine Bluff, CA; his daughters: Kimberly James, Decatur and Kandiss Dean, South Carolina; his sister: Peggy (James) Taylor, Meridian; his brothers: Dran Addy, Decatur; Donald Wayne (Teresa) Addy, Decatur;  David (Heather) Daniels, Meridian; his father: Donald Ray (Barbara Ann) Addy, Decatur; his mother: Joyce (Danny)  Daniels), Meridian; his mother-in-law: Mavis Holifield, Decatur; his grand-daughters: Breanna Stewart, Decatur;  Hannah James, Decatur;  Savanna Addy, Meridian; his grand-sons: Christopher Matherly, Decatur; Peyton Addy, Decatur; Jeremy Addy, Meridian;  Aiden Dean, South Carolina;  Kingston Dean, South Carolina; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandson: Logan Stewart.

Pallbearers were David Daniels, Justin Ethridge, Donald Wayne Addy, Dran Addy, James Taylor, and Matthew Addy Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until  8 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 2010 at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

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Services for D. M. "Doc" Fulton were held Monday, March 1, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Home with Dr. Dan Howard and Dr. Eugene Dobbs officiating.  Burial followed in Cedarlawn Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Fulton, 89, died Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Woodland Court in Newton.

He was a native of Neshoba County and a longtime resident of Philadelphia, MS.  He had been a resident of Newton, MS for the past four years.  He was a retired funeral director/embalmer and worked with McClain-Hays for many years.  Mr. Fulton was a member of First Baptist Church in Philadelphia where he was a member of Truth Seekers Sunday School Class.  He was an avid fisherman.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II.  He was a 60 year member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Carter Fulton in 2004.

Survivors include his daughter, Kay Lucas and husband, Van of Newton; son, Danny Fulton and wife, Teresa of Bruce; grandchildren, Dr. Al Lucas and wife, Christina of  Madison, Leigh Lucas Gilliland and husband, Chad of Memphis, TN, Dr. Jon Lucas and wife, Anne of Nashville, TN, Matt Fulton and wife, Julie of Tupelo and Dan Fulton of Bruce; great-grandchildren, Charlie, Ben, and Laurian Gilliland, Olivia and Jonathan Lucas; several nieces, nephews and their families.

Pallbearers were Matt Fulton, Dan Fulton, Dr. Al Lucas, Dr. Jon Lucas, Chad Gilliland, William Hamill, Brad Carter and David Carter. The family requests memorials be made to: First Baptist Church Stained Glass Window Fund, 414 Pecan Avenue, Philadelphia, MS 39350 or your favorite charity.

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Services for Verna Mae McKee were held Friday, February 26, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ, Newton, with Elder Ricky Brown officiating. Burial was held in Altore Church Cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mother McKee, 76, of Newton, died Monday, February 22, 2010 at Newton Regional Hospital. She was a faithful member of Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ since 1956 where she served as Sunday School Superintendent, County Mother, and Evangelist, and she participated in numerous community activities. She united in Holy Matrimony to the late Rufus McKee on December 22, 1951. To this union nine (9) children were born.

She leaves to cherish her memories: The aunt and uncle who reared her, Willie D. and Lottie McKee of Louisville, KY; six (6) daughters, Linda (Carroll) Johnson and Charlotte (JC) Wash, both of Hickory; Lavern (Odell) Arrington of Ellenwood, GA; Mira (Randy) Patrick, Vivian (Ulysses) Taylor, Donna (Jimmy) Snow, all of Newton; three (3) sons, Rufus (Linda) McKee, Terry McKee and Kevin McKee, all of Newton. Also cherishing her memories are eight (8) stepchildren, a sister-in-law, Bonnie Cottom of Louisville, KY and a devoted sister-in-law (like a sister), Elsie Arrington of Newton; twenty-eight grandchildren, thirty-nine great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Services for Patricia Brown Reeves were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home - South in Newton, with Rev. Thomas Wood officiating. Burial was in the Concord Methodist Church Cemetery, Enterprise. Newton County Funeral Home South 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Reeves, 50 of Newton, died Saturday, February 27, 2010 in Lauderdale County. She was lifelong resident of Newton County. Mrs. Reeves was a Baptist, who loved her family and enjoyed caring for others. She will be missed by many and loved by everyone.

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Funeral  services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home North in Newton, with Pastor Frank Kirtley officiating. Burial was in Sand Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Hickory. Newton County Funeral Home North, Hwy 15 North, Newton, was in charge of arrangements. Dorothy  Bernice Brackeen, 81 of Hickory, died Friday, March 5, 2010 at her Residence in Hickory.

Mrs. Brackeen was a member of Hickory Methodist Church and the Chunky chapter of the Eastern Star. She loved working in her yard with flowers, cooking for friends and family and she was an avid shopper.

Survivors Include: Husband: William (Junior) Marion Brackeen, Hickory; Daughter: Janice Brackeen Floyd (Lamar), Hickory; Sons: Michael Denver Brackeen (Suzijo), Hickory, and Riley Keith Brackeen (Yvonne), Hickory; Daughter-in-law: Wanda Brackeen; Sisters: Betty Goss, Lois Irvin and Rachel Smith all of Meridian; Brother: Jerry Strickland, Tyler, TX; 8 granchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

She is Preceded in death by: Son: William Wayne Brackeen Parents: Lester Strickland and Pale Pugh Strickland; Sisters: Sarah Russell and Maxine Sheehan; Brother: John Strickland.

Pallbearers: Bill Brackeen, Glen Hollingsworth, Jason Eason, Billy Floyd, Pete Floyd, Mike Brackeen, Mack Leach and Arin Brackeen. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hickory Methodist Church. Visitation was held from Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

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Services for Sue Savell Lucas were held Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Home with the Rev. William Savell, Rev. David Jay and Rev. Jim Savell officiating. Burial followed in Crossroads Cemetery in Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Lucas, 52, of Union, died Friday, March 5, 2010 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. She was born and reared in the Crossroads Community of Neshoba County. She was a graduate of Union High School, attended East Central Junior College and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. Ms. Lucas was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Bonnie Bounds Savell of Union; brother, Tony Savell and his wife, Phyllis of Northport, AL; sister, Sandra Winstead and her husband, Terrell of Union; nephews, Jonathan Winstead, Noah Winstead, and Christian Savell; nieces, Amber Winstead and Abby Winstead; and special friend, Paul Lucas of Pueblo, CO.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Savell.

Pallbearers were Maxie Savell, Mark Savell, Robert Savell, Jim Savell, Scotty Townsend, Ricky Townsend and Mike Townsend.

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Memorial Services for Mr. Eddie Travis Jordan will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel, Union. Burial will be in the Evans Tabernacle Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Union is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Jordan, 61, of Waxahachie, TX, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Survivors include: 3 Daughters: Tori Jordan Houston and husband Scott of Collinsville, T.J. Young and husband Derek of Palmer, TX, Ashley Tibbett and husband Andrew of Waxahachie, TX; Son: Eric Jordan and wife Anitra of Waxahachie, TX; 6 Grandchildren; 2 Sisters: Effie Mae Mitchum of Cummins, GA, Ruby Nell Tune of Durango, Colorado; 3 Brothers: Paul Jordan of Walnut Grove; John Jordan of Brandon, Florida; Wayne Jordan of Conehatta. He is survived by numerous nieces & nephews.

Mr. Jordan is preceded in death by his parents; John & Susie Jordan; 1 sister and 4 brothers.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home, Union.

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A memorial service for Dr. Conrad ‘Chee Chee’ Clement Barnes,  Jr., 56, who died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at his home in Natchez, was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Jefferson Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Ed Temple officiating. Visitation at the church was from 1 p.m. until service time on Sunday.

Dr. Barnes was born March 14, 1953, in Macon, the son of Conrad Clement Barnes, Sr. and Minnie Ruth Wall ‘Mickey’ Barnes. He graduated from Decatur High School as valedictorian in 1971 and earned his undergraduate degrees from East Central Junior College and Louisiana State University in microbiology.

After graduating in 1976 he married the love of his life, Susan David Barnes, and moved to Jackson to attend the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, where he earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He and Susan decided to make Natchez their home and in 1980 Dr. Barnes opened his dental practice on Jefferson Davis Blvd. where he was a caring and dedicated dentist for over 28 years.

He was a member of the Mississippi Dental Association, American Dental Association, and was named as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.He was also founder and developer of Dental Drug Search, an online drug interaction resource for dentists. He was dedicated to the pursuit of excellence not only in his work and education, but in all of his endeavors.

A dedicated Boy Scout, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow.  A passionate golfer he served as President and Treasurer of the Beau Pre Country Club Board of Directors.  He also served on the Board of Directors of the Natchez Community Hospital for 12 years. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity at LSU which always held a special place in his heart. He was a Life Loyal Sig and remained dedicated to the friendships he made there, many of whom were his closest friends throughout his life. He had an amazing zest for life and made every day count. He dedicated his life to being a wonderful husband and father and the inspiration of his optimism and perseverance will live on forever.

Dr. Conrad Barnes leaves behind a lifetime of loving memories for his wife of  33 years, Susan David Barnes; three children, Lauren Barnes Garrity and husband, Justin of Dallas, Conrad (Chad) Clement Barnes, III of Dallas and Alexander David Barnes of Natchez; one sister, Linda Ruth Baucum Pierce and husband, Billy, of Decatur; and one grandchild, Carlyle Elizabeth Garrity.

The Barnes  family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to friends and the community for the tremendous outpouring of love and support  shown to them during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Tisch Brain Tumor Center-Angels or Trinity Episcopal Day School. The Tisch Brain Tumor Center—Angels, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 3624,  Durham, NC 27710 or Trinity Episcopal Day School, 1 Mallan G Morgan Dr, Natchez, MS 39120.

Obituaries February 2010

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Services for Nonie Mary Herrington, were held Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home of Union. Rev. Gene Higginbotham officiated with burial in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home of Union was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Herrington, age 91 of Little Rock, died Tuesday, January 26, 2010. She retired from Midland Shirt factory as an inspector and was also a grocery store owner and former Postmaster of Little Rock.  She was known as a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.  Her hobbies included flowers, gardening and quilting.  She was a member of Little Rock Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Betty White and husband Peter Paul of Little Rock, Bess Ann “Bobbie” White and husband Kenneth Ray of Little Rock and Oscar Herrington and wife Jean of Collinsville. Grandchildren Dr. John Eric Herrington and wife Tara of Meridian, Lori Anne Cosgrove and husband Brad and Julie Luke and husband Carl all of Little Rock. Great Grandchildren Adrian Luke, Caleb Cosgrove, Kaleigh Cosgrove, Sydnee Cosgrove, John Eric Herrington and Ian Chase Herrington. Special friend and caregiver Ida Moore of Little Rock.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Oscar Herrington.

Pallbearers were Dr. Eric   Herrington, Brad Cosgrove, Mark Herrington, Billy Nicholson, Roger Moore and Derwood Munn. Visitation was held Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 8 a.m. until service  time.

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Graveside services for Jerry A. Williams were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Pouncey and Rev. Robert Rowzee officiating. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, was in charge of arrangements.

Jerry A. Williams, 59, of Newton, died Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, and gardening. A favorite past time was spending time with his grandchildren. He was a retired employee of ESCO where he worked almost 35 years. He attended Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, and  was a member of the Northeast Jasper Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents: C. E. "Chub" and Lucile Reynolds Williams, and his father-in-law, Buddy May.

Survivors include: his wife; Cindy May Williams, Newton; his daughter: Karen (James) Williams, Hickory; his grandchildren: Wesley Williams, and Carlee Bess Williams, both of Hickory; his brothers: Lamar (Retha) Williams, Seminary, and Ray (Ruby) Williams, Newton; his sisters: Faye Ethridge, and Helen (Bill) Boulton, both of Newton; his mother-in-law: Emma Lee May, Newton; his sister-in-laws: Sue (Larry) Dramer, Pearl; Sheila (Jimmy) Heard, Bay Springs; his special friends:  Henry (Martha) Sibley, Newton, and Kevin (Lauren) Pierce, Hickory; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Dan Walker,  Milton Reynolds, Gaines Wrotten, Brian Chaney, Pete Roberts, and Jeff Sullivan. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Catch a Dream Foundation (A Hunting and Fishing Foundation that provides hunting or fishing trips for children diagnosed with catastrophic diseases.), P.O. Box 6280, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

Visitation was held Friday, January 29, 2010, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Newton County Funeral Home, South, 100 Old Hwy. 15 Loop, Newton, MS. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

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Services for Blake Richardson were held Monday, February 1, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Union United Methodist Church with Rev. Len McRaney and Rev. Claude Fleming officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Richardson, 84, of Union, died Friday, January 29, 2010 at Rush Hospital in Meridian.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie Richardson of Union; son, Dr. Randy Richardson of Oxford and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Verna Richardson; brothers, Burdett and Charles Richardson; and sister, Elizabeth Richardson Turner.

Pallbearers were Dr. Rodney Richardson, Dr. David Richardson, The Honorable Samac Richardson, Dr. Jerry Turner, Dr. Roger Easom, Joe Dollar, and Ralph Freeman. Visitation was Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home in Union, and Monday 1 hour prior to services at the church.

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Services for Burl H. Denson were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home North in Newton, with Father Terrell Griffis officiating. Burial was in the Bay Springs City Cemetery in Bay Springs. Newton County Funeral Home North was in charge of  the arrangements.

Mr. Burl H. Denson, age 82, of Decatur, died on Friday, January 29, 2010 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.  Mr. Denson was born in Bay Springs, in 1927; he served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He later retired from the Newspaper industry having served several papers including the Meridian Star (executive editor), the Clarion Ledger and the Newton Record. Mr. Denson was an avid golfer who loved the game.

Survivors include his wife, Marijo James Denson, of Decatur, MS, daughter, Allyson Claire Denson of Greenville, MS, son, Mikel W. Denson(Deanna) of Collinsville, MS and Grandchildren: Shade Denson, Samantha Denson, and Chance Denson.

Pallbearers were Robbie Robertson, Shade Denson, Charlie Fail, Zane Riddle, Sam Burks, and Mike Reynolds. Visitation was held on Monday February 1, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home North in Newton from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

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Services for Tabitha Renee Savell were held Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. from the chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia with Rev. Bobby Ferguson and Rev. Tim Horton officiating. Burial followed in Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery in Neshoba County.

Miss Savell, 35, died Friday, January 29, 2010 at her family residence in Union. She was born in Pascagoula but had made her home in Neshoba County most of her life.  She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Union.

Miss Savell was preceded in death by her grandparents, Hardy and Sarah Buckley and Rev. Darwell and Mildred Savell.

Survivors include her parents, Rev. Don and Sue Savell of Union; brother, Timothy "Tim" Savell and his wife, Patty of Philadelphia; one niece, Reagan Savell of Philadelphia.

Pallbearers were Phillip Evans, Paul Boykin, Wade Rucker, Jonathan Thorton, Michael Sessions and Adam Horton.

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Services for Ezell Holton were held on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dekalb,  with Rev. Billy R. Lyles officiating.  Burial was held in the Bloomfield Cemetery, Preston, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Holton, 66, of Dekalb, died Monday, January 15, 2010 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the church.

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Services for Percy Jones were held on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Word of Faith Church, Louin, with Rev. Floyd Graves, officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jones, 58, of Louin, died Friday, January 19, 2010 in Hattiesburg. Visitation was held Sunday, January 24, 2010 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church.

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Services for Benjamin Gray were  held on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Word of Faith Church, Louin, with Rev. Floyd Graves, officiating.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gray, 58, of Louin, died Friday, January 19, 2010 in Hattiesburg.

Visitation was held Sunday, January 24, 2010 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church.

Obituaries January 2010

Callie McElhenney page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Callie Mayo McElhenney, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hilton Moore and Dr. Marcus Finch officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McElhenney, age 85, of Decatur, died Monday, January 18, 2010, at Jeff  Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. She was a loyal and faithful member of Damascus Primitive Baptist Church at Sebastopol.

Survivors include a son, Cupit McElhenney (Brenda) of Union; two daughters, Marita Adkins of Decatur, and Kathy Myers (Prentiss) of Newton; six grandchildren, Amy (Tim) Graham, Jason (Cherie) McElhenney, Casey (Missy) McElhenney, Tim (Beth) Adkins, Felicity Chance, and Julie Myers; and seven Great Grandchildren, Eric McElhenney, Brady McElhenney, Ali McElhenney, Will McElhenney, and Caleb McElhenney, Zakk Chance, and T. J. Adkins.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Cooper McElhenney, three sisters and one brother.

Pallbearers were Casey McElhenney, Tim Adkins, Stephen Norris, Bo Norris, Cory Cleveland, Eric McElhenney and Tim Graham. Visitation was from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home in Union.

Kathryn Knight Driskell page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Kathryn Knight Driskell were held at Union United Methodist Church, Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment followed at Union City Cemetery with the Rev. Len McRaney officiating.

Ms. Driskell, 86, of Union, died January 18, 2010. She was a long time resident of Union. Ms. Driskell was born February 11, 1923, in Hickory. After completing college, Kathryn moved with her family to Delhi, Louisiana, where she began a career with Illinois Central Railroad in Monroe, Louisiana. It was in Union that she met and married Louis Ozborn Driskell, her husband of 60 years. Kathryn and Ozborn Driskell made their home and reared their children in Union.

She was a lifelong member of Union United Methodist Church. Kathryn worked in the family business. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.

She is survived by her children, daughters Annette Driskell Welch of Union and husband, Wayne; Phyllis Driskell Doby of Madison and husband, Clinton; and son, Mike Driskell of Union. Grandchildren Alyson Welch Warren of Sebastopol and husband, Robbye; Bo Welch of Union and wife, Miranda; Sara Jane Doby McCrary of Madison and husband Jeff; Wesley, Hayley and twins Dana and Daniel Driskell of Union. Great Grandchildren Emeri and Anne McCall Warren of Sebastopol; Whitt and Brayden Welch of Union. Additionally, Kathryn is survived by her sister, Jeanie Williams of Brandon; Sister-in-law, Muriel Crenshaw of Union.

Kathryn is preceded in death by her parents, Jasper and Edna Knight, husband Ozborn, sister, Mary Pittman and brother, John Curry Knight.

Pallbearers were Wesley Driskell, Charlie Hagan, Jeff McCrary, John Shuff, Robbye Warren and Bo Welch. Visitation was held at Milling Funeral Home in Union from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2010. In lieu of usual remembrances, memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church, 301 East Jackson Road, Union, Ms. 39365 or Blair E. Batson Hospital For Children c/o Division of Public Affairs 2500 North State St., Jackson, MS 39216 or www.umc.edu

Catherine Neese page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Catherine Neese were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at Reid Chapel Church of God with Rev. Haskel Rhodes and Rev. Harmon Smith. Burial was in the church cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Neese, 80, of Union, died Sunday, January 17, 2010 at Henry Medical Center of Stockbridge, Georgia. She loved music, gospel singings, and her church, Reid Chapel Church of God. She was a friend to everyone that she knew.

Survivors include one sister, Betty Rawlings and husband Bud, one son, Henry Kilcrease and wife Anne, three grandchildren, Alan Kilcrease, Tennille Calvino, and Tiffany Hooten, six great grandchildren, Katherine Kilcrease, Kai and Arial Hooten, Sevada, Sakota and Sage Calvino, a beloved sister-in-law, Anelia Fredrick, five nephews and nieces, Randy Rawlings and wife Sandra, Robin Lester, Sandra Byrom and husband Harlan, Steve Fredrick and wife Kathy, and Jason Fredrick and wife Dawn , eleven great nephews and nieces, Tyler Rawlings, Brianna Rawlings, Trey Lester, Luke Lester, Dan Byrom, Matt Byrom, Ben Byrom, Burt Byrom, Bridgett Fredrick, Dylan Fredrick, and Katylin Fredrick one great great nephew, Brady Ramage.

Ms. Neese was preceded in death by husbands Ed Smith and Alton Neese, one daughter Joann Kilcrease, one grandson, Timothy Kilcrease, parents, Andrew and Vina Fredrick, two brothers, Welton Fredrick and Elton Fredrick.

Pallbearers were Randy Rawlings, Steve Fredrick, Jason Fredrick, Dan Byrom, Matt Byrom, Ben Byrom, Burt Byrom, and Trey Lester.

Verneida T. Simmons page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Verneida Elizabeth Turner Simmons, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 22, 2010, at Newton County Funeral Home South in Newton, with Rev. Ron Gilstrap and Rev. Gary Felton officiating. Burial followed in the Newton County Memorial Gardens with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Simmons, age 83, of Newton, died Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at Woodland Court in Newton. She was born January 23, 1926, in Sulphur Springs Community, as one of ten children to Warner and Irma Turner. Verneida reared her family in Conehatta, and later settled in Newton where she was employed as a seamstress at The Newton Company. In her retirement, she worked as custodian of Nancy’s Kiddieland Daycare. After her late husband built her a special “quilting house” to enjoy her favorite hobby, she decided to turn it into a small daycare, and it affectionately became “Grancy’s Playhouse”. Nurturing children was her special gift, and she served her Savior Jesus Christ well by caring faithfully for the “least of these”. As a long-time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Newton, she served on the hospitality committee and shared many banana puddings and other delicious treats with love. She was blessed with friends at CMRC Footprints Adult Day Services, where she was a charter participant. Her laughter and beautiful smile brought joy to everyone at Woodland Court and all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Ann Munn (Robert) of Newton, and Nina Simmons McCarver (Shawn) of Southaven;  2 grandchildren, Bobby Joel Leach of Conehatta, and Heather Munn Marks (Tyler) of Madison; 2 great grandchildren, Eloise Brickell Marks, and Miller Gordon Marks; and 2 great great grandchildren, Olivia Grace McCarver and William George McCarver; and 2 sisters, Jean Hedrick and Edna Earle Beeland of Newton.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, W. E. Simmons, a daughter, Elizabeth Leach; a grandchild, Sharon Elizabeth Leach; a great grandchild, Adria Elizabeth Leach; four brothers, W. B., Andrew, Clyde, and Tommy Turner; and three sisters, Cora Mae Leach, Catherine Chaney, and Merlene Waltman.

Visitation was from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home South in Newton. Pallbearers were Austin Usry, Kenny Poole, Johnie Hudson, Clyde Mann, Charles Beeland Jr., Mike Waltman, Bill Waltman and Steve Hedrick. Honorary pallbears were the staff of Woodland Court. The family ask that memorial donations be made to the  ississippi Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, in honor of Mrs. Verneida Simmons.

Maud W. Franklin page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Maud W. Franklin, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2010, at Union United Methodist Church, with Rev. Len McRaney officiating.  Burial was in the Union City Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of the  arrangements.

Mrs. Franklin, age 92, of Morton, formerly of Union, died Thursday, January  21, 2010, at MS Care Center in Morton. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and was a member of the Union United Methodist Church since 1947.

Survivors include 4 daughters, Nancy Lou Alexander of Union, Rebecca Eichelberger (Jimmy) of Morton, Pequita Latimer (Hugh) of Jackson, and Sara Fornea (Larry) of Gautier; a son, John H. “Bubba” Franklin (Nancy) of Union; sister, Blanch W. Thompson of Meridian; 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. “Ben” Franklin, a brother, George Williams, and a sister, Lottie Timms.

Visitation was from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2010 at the Union United Methodist Church. Pallbearers were A. G. Helton, Knox Ross Jr., Barry Weaver, Jeff Peoples, Joey Ward, and A. G. Helton, Jr. The family ask that donations be made to the Union United Methodist Church, 301 East Jackson Road, Union, MS 39365.

L.M. (Jack) Skinner page-up-icon 24x24
Services for L. M. (Jack) Skinner were held Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 2 p.m. from Enon Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Laird and Rev. Kelly Tingle officiating. Burial followed in Golden Grove Cemetery in Neshoba County under the direction of McClain-Hays Funeral Home. Mr. Skinner, 94, of Union, died Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Laird Hospital in Union.

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Services for Jack Crosby were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2010 at Hazel Baptist Church, in Lake, with Bro. Dale Henderson and Bro. Randall Creel officiating. Burial was in Hazel Cemetery, in Lake. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop,  Newton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jack  Crosby, 78 of Lake, died Friday, January 22, 2010 at Rush Hospital in Meridian. Mr. Crosby worked at the Newton Company for 44 years, he loved gardening and the outdoors. He loved his God, his church and spending time with his wife, family and friends. He served as a deacon at Hazel Baptist Church for 40 years and was a member of the Men's Sunday School Class.

Survivors Include: his  loving and devoted wife of fifty-seven years: Velma Valelis Nelson Crosby of Lake, two daughters: Sandra Carol Johnson (Ted) of Lake, and Patricia Ann Gaines (Jimmy) of Decatur, six grandchildren: Tonya (Ricky) Alford, of Lake, Brian (Shannon) Johnson of Monticello,    Jennifer (Jeff) Burch, of Okinawa, Japan, Jason (Detra) Gaines of Decatur, Lindsay Hammons of Decatur, and Casey (Missy) Johnson of Hickory; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Jerry (Geraldine) Crosby of Jackson; two sisters: Louise Harris of Lawrence, and Geneva Lyles of Lawrence; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was Preceded in death by:  Parents: Arthur and Bonnie Bell Pace Crosby; brother: Bobby Joe Crosby; Sister: Peggy Crosby Callahan.

Pallbearers were Brian Johnson, Jason Gaines, Casey Johnson, Ricky Alford, Mark Crosby and Lane Crosby. Honorary Pallbearers were Milton Jordan, Chris Alford, Jesse Alford, Michael Alford, Hazel Baptist Church Deacons and Men's Sunday School Class.

Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until  8 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home South  (Formerly known as James F. Webb)  Funeral Home in Newton. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

Frances Elizabeth Smith page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Frances Elizabeth Smith were held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 25, 2010 at Clarke Venable Baptist Church in Decatur, with Dr. Richard Ethridge and Rev. Mark Vincent officiating. Burial was in Decatur Cemetery, Decatur. Newton County Funeral Home North, Hwy 15 North, Newton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Elizabeth Smith, 101, of Decatur, died Friday, January 22, 2010 at Hilltop Manor Nusing Home in Union. Mrs. Smith was a member of Clarke Venable Baptist Church in Decatur, having joined at an early age. She served for many years as an assistant in the Church nursery. She was an active lady throughout her 101 years, she enjoyed gardening, sewing, assisting her husband in the dairy business and was office manager of the Newton County Farm Bureau for many years. She was a member of the first graduating class of East Central Junior College, completing three years because her father wanted to make sure she had completed all credits. She was the last surviving member of this class.

Survivors Include two sisters, Evelyn H. Stafford, Mildred H. Gibbons and one brother, Jesse M. Harris. and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Thomas Monroe Harris and Nellie Rowzee Harris, Husband J.B. Smith; three brothers, James C. Harris, William (Bill) Harris, and Charles M. Harris, two sisters, Dorothy H. Wooley and Rebecca H. Smith.

Pallbearers were Chris Harris, Phillip Stafford, Avery S. Smith, Doyle McMullan, Kenneth Chaney and Brian Frink.

Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at Clarke Venable Baptist Church in Decatur. In Lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to: Clarke Venable Baptist Church in Decatur. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com.

Susie P. Windham page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Mrs. Windham were held at 12 Noon on Friday, January 15, 2010 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Graveside services were at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Kilmichael Friendship Cemetery in Kilmichael.

Susie P. Windham, 91, died January 11 at Baptist DeSoto. She was born Oct. 26, 1918 in Kilmichael, was a Methodist, and a devoted, family-minded woman.  She spent most of her life in Union,  where she and her husband were business owners and farmers.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lamar Windham and son John L. Windham.

She leaves one son David R. Windham and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Windham, daughter-in-law Ronda  Windham, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was from 5 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at the funeral home.

Helen Abbs Roland page-up-icon 24x24
Graveside Services for Helen Abbs Roland were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Union Road Cemetery, with Bro. Guy McGuarity and Bro. Jeff Sullivan officiating. Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol was in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Roland, 70, passed away at Hospice in His Hands, Thursday, January 14,  2010.

Visitation was Friday, January 15, 2010 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Delores M. Dawkins page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Delores M. Dawkins were held on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Bethal Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Oscar Page, officiating.  Burial was held in Good Hope Cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dawkins, 53, died December 29, 2009 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. Visitation was held from 12  until 2 p.m. prior to service at the church.

Bessie Russell page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Bessie Russell were held on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Leon Tingle, officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Russell, 93, of Newton, died December 30, 2009 at Bedford Care Center in Newton. Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the church.

Cynthia D. Blackwell page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Cynthia Blackwell were held Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 2 p.m. Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Morton, with Rev. Walker, officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Blackwell, 41, formerly of Newton, died January 9, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. Visitation was held from 12 until 2 p.m. prior to service at the church.

Viola Fielder page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Viola Fielder will be held Monday, January 18, 2010 at 1 p.m. at White Stone Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Everette Heidelberg, officiating.  Burial was held in the Lawrence Community Cemetery, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Fielder, 55, of Newton, died January 10, 2010 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the church.

Ritchie Brown page-up-icon 24x24
Our Deepest Sympathy to the family of Ritchie Brown who died on December 30 at his home. Services were held on Sunday January 3rd at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Jack Giles and Frank Kirtley officiating.  Burial was at the Brown Pine Forest Cemetery in Chunky.

"Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die today" (James Dean).  Richie lived by this motto.  He was a risk taker, always living on the edge. He was all of the following and many more:  world traveler, sports adventurer, snow skier (even in the French Alps), water skier, hunter, fisherman, carpenter, builder, financier, fighter of many battles (some won, some lost), cook, videographer and photographer of animals in the wild, player of many sports including baseball, basketball, football, golf, swimming, shooting sports (superb marksmanship); entrepreneur, employer, college graduate, member of Wheelin Sportsmen and Outdoors Without Limits, was a husband, hunted and collected rare exotic wild animals from Argentina to Alaska and many places in between. He always lived his life to the fullest living up to his motto.  He loved to be surrounded by those who loved him. He was a member of Hickory United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Jerry and Jean Meaders Brown of Chunky; brother, Dr. Brent Brown of Atlanta, Ga.; grandmother, Olive Meaders of Hickory; aunts and uncles, friends; special caregiver Vicky Sawyer; and his beloved chocolate lab, "Buck". Ritchie will be missed by everyone who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: John Meaders, Jr., Arthur Brown and Ora Ida Brown, uncle Greg Meaders, and cousin Nick Brown.

The family request memorials be made to Outdoors Without Limits and The Magnolia Speech School, 733 Flag Chapel Rd., Jackson, Ms. 39209. Pallbearers were Chris Crowe, Dr. David McGrew, Steve Sims, Dr. John Felder, Ed Madden, Don Chancellor, Allen Hart, Mathew Bickham. Honorary pallbearers were Brian McCary, Charlie Harrison and Scott Therrell and Wayne Powell. Visitation was held Saturday at the funeral home.

Estelle Dunagin McDonald page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Estelle Dunagin McDonald were held Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Newton County Funeral Home at 10 a.m. with Rev. Mark Vincent officiating. Burial will be in the Decatur Cemetery in Decatur, with Newton County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. McDonald, 94, of Union, died Monday, December 28, 2009 at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home in Union.

Survivors include: One son, Kenneth Dunagin (Joanne) of Decatur, and two grandsons, Kevin Lee Dunagin (Caroline) and Kenneth Paul Dunagin (Lesley).

She was preceded in death by her parents; Sidney & Virgie Foreman and one sister,  Louise Newell.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Paul Dunagin, Kevin Lee Dunagin, Charles Feduccia, Bobby Addy, James Jones and  Carl Hollingsworth. Visitation was held Tuesday, December 29, 2009, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Newton County Funeral Home in Newton, (601-635-3200).

Earnest Lee Smith page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Earnest Lee Smith were held 1 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Rev. Johnny Collins and Rev. Bobby Barfoot officiating. Burial was in the Neshoba Baptist Church Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements. Mr. Smith, 79, of Union, died December 28, 2009 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include his Loving wife of 59 years: Joyce Marie Smith of Union, 1 Daughter: Debbie Dixon and husband Sammy of Brandon, 1 Son: Jerry Smith and wife Brenda of Union, 2 Grandchildren: Tonya Fox and husband Chad of Union, and Stevie Dixon and Heather of Brandon, 1 Great Granddaughter: Addisyn Grace Fox of Union, 2 Sisters: Shirley Javins of Arizona and Louise Bradley of Florida, 2 Brothers: James Paul Smith and Floyd Mack Smith both of Florida. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Sidney Lamar and Fannie Lou Smith. Four brothers, Kenneth Smith, Rudy Smith, Jack Smith and Junior Smith.  Visitation was held 4:30 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of arrangements.

Martha Emma Bounds page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Martha Emma Bounds, of Newton, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Newton County Memorial Gardens in Newton, with Rev. Wayne Sellers and Pastor Dan Henry, III.  officiating. Newton County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements (601) 635-3200. Mrs. Bounds, 97, died on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Bedford Care Center in Newton.

Mrs. Bounds was a life-long resident of Newton County, and a charter member of the First Methodist Protestant Church of Newton. She truly loved her family and church family. Survivors Include a Daughter: Betty Sue Henry, Newton, Daughter-in-law: Barbara Bounds, Newton, Brothers: Charles Parker, Lawrence, Billy Parker, Brandon, and Jimmy  Parker, Brandon, Sisters: Nell Barnes, Columbia, Clara Higginbothom, Pearl, Grandchildren: Debra Wertz, Ridgeland, Danny Henry, Newton, Jerry (Buster) Bounds, Jr., Newton, Janet Clark, Newton, and Rayphord Bounds, Newton. A number of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years: Rayphord Oneil Bounds, Son: Jerry Oneil Bounds, Sr., and a son-in-law Dan Henry, Sr..

Pallbearers were Jeremy Bounds, Kerry Harrison, Christopher Bounds, Willie Bounds, Jason Bethea, Brent McMillan and Zack Wertz. Honorary Pallbearers were Joe Beeland and C.L. Mann.  Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home North in Newton. Friends and guest may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

James Carrol page-up-icon 24x24
Services are incomplete for Mr. James Carrol, age 70, of Newton. Mr. Carrol died on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Newton Regional Hospital in Newton. Newton County Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie A. Evans page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Nellie A. Evans were held Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Bartholomew Church with Rev. R. D. Evans, officiating. Burial was held in Mt. Zion Cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home, of Newton, was in charge of arrangements. Ms. Evans, 86, of Newton, died December 24, 2009 at Newton Regional Hospital. Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the church.

Pastor Jerry L. Boler page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Pastor Jerry L. Boler were held at 2 p.m. Saturday. January 2, 2010 at Newton County High School Gymnasium in Newton. Rev. Marantt Nash officiated with burial in the Springhill M.B. Church Cemetery, in Union. Clark’s Memorial Funeral Home, of Newton, was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Boler, 49, of Union died Sunday, December 27, 2009 at Laird Hospital in Union. Visitation was Friday, January 1, 2010 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Faith Tabernacle Christian Center, Meridian, and Saturday, January 2, 2010 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Newton County High School Gymnasium in Newton.

Obituaries December 2009

Edna Everitt Edwards page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Edna Everitt Edwards were held at the Poplar Springs Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 11 a.m. with burial in the church cemetery. Reverend Clay Norwood officiated.

Ms. Edwards, age 99, passed away Monday, December 14, 2009 at the Woodland Courts in Newton.

She is survived by one sister, Laverne Everitt Edwards of Newton.

Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her parents, Edmund and Bertha Everitt; her husband, Glover Harrison Edwards; three brothers, Clyde, “Doc”, and Roy Everitt; and three sisters, Nona Cooper, Lucile Huff, and Ida Martin Traxler.

An online guest book may be signed. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Woodland Court and Footprints for their faithful care of Mrs. Edwards. A visitation was held at the James F. Webb Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, December 15, 2009 from 5 until 8 p.m.

Bobby Gregory page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Bobby Gregory of Decatur were held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 17, 2009 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Rev. Bennie Buckley officiating. Burial was in the Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery. Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements. Mr. Gregory, 72, of Decatur, died on Monday, December 14, 2009 at his residence.

Survivors: Mother: Allie Gregory of Decatur, 3 Daughters: Janie McCrory of Meridian, Jackie Addy and husband Mickey of Decatur, Jill Davis and husband Barry of Philadelphia, 2 Sons: Grady F. Gregory and wife Diane of Conehatta, Robbie Gregory and wife Donna of Decatur, 9 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren, 2 sisters: Glenda Jeffcoats of Decatur, Margine Todd of Myrtle Beach South Carolina, 2 Brothers: Grady E. Gregory of Decatur, Gary Clark Gregory of Decatur. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Grady Gregory, one daughter, Nan Gregory and one grandchild, Michael Scott McCrory.

Pallbearers were Wallace Mayes, Richard Brand, Craig Kelly, Allen Moulds, Jimmy Allgood and Joe McCrory. Honorary Pallbearers were Duey Nelson and Van Ezelle In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Crossroads Baptist Church of Decatur. Visitation was Wednesday, December 16, 2009 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home of Union.

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Services for William Leon Harrison were held 11 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2009 at Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy McDill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Harrison, 87, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at Laird Hospital of Union.

Mr. Harrison was a WWII Army Veteran. He served as a long term deacon of Hopewell Baptist Church. He retired after 42 years at Ms. Department of Transportation. He also served on the board of CEPA for the past twenty two years. He was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include: His loving wife of 62 years, Margaret Harrison of Little Rock, 1 Daughter: Melissa Harrison Prather of Union, 2 Sons: Mike Harrison and wife Barbara of Union, Mickey Harrison and wife Janet of Meridian, 7 Grandchildren: Chad Harrison and wife Nicole, Shannon Posey and husband Pepper, Whitney Capps and husband Brad, Kelsie Herrington and husband Eric, Stephen Harrison, Tamra Harrison, and Will Harrison, 9 Great Grandchildren: Dylan and Julia Harrison, Chandler and Lauren Gwen Posey, Carsyn, Cooper, Tyler and Dustin Capps, and Braden Herrrington, 1 Sister: Dorothy Greene of Mobile, Alabama. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was  preceded in death by his brothers Herman Harrison, Lewis Harrison, and John Morris Harrison, step mother Jewel Parks Harrison.

Pallbearers were Chad Harrison, Doyle White, Johnnie Wright, Greg Jackson, Artie Foreman, and John Graham.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Visitation was held 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2009.

Larry Earl Kidd page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Larry E. Kidd were held on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur, with Rev. Tony Jordan, officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kidd, 48, of Decatur, died December 12, 2009 at Riley Hospital, in Meridian.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Samella Cole page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Samella Cole were held on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11 a.m. at New Era Baptist Church, in Meridian, with Bishop Leroy Horne, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, in Lauderdale, with Clark's Memorial Funeral Home of Newton, in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cole, 74, of Meridian, died December 13, 2009 at Anderson Hospital in Meridian.

Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the church.

Elgie Wallace page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Elgie Wallace were held Monday, December 21, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Sunny Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur, with Rev. J. T. Evans, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Clark's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Wallace, 61, of Decatur, died December 13, 2009 at Riley Hospital in Meridian.

Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the church.

Bertie Tune Lewis page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Ms. Bertie Tune Lewis Richardson Barnes, 81, of Union, were held 3 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2009 at Reid Chapel Church of God with burial in the Church cemetery. Rev. H.L. Rhodes and Rev. Harmon Smith officiated. Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements.

On December 16, 2009 at approximately 8 p.m. Mrs. Bertie Tune Lewis Richardson Barnes went home to be with her Lord and Savior. She was residing at Hospice in His Hands at Madden. She was a lifelong resident of Newton County and life member of Reid Chapel Church of God.

She is survived by three sons, Mack L. Lewis and wife Janice of Ackerman, Ms., Jackie W. Lewis and wife June of Jackson, and Jody C. Loper and wife Virginia of Decatur. One daughter, Merriam Guthrie and husband Glen of Florence, South Carolina.

Eight grandchildren, Randy S. Lewis of Union, Michael L. Lewis of Union, Vicki Johnson and husband Stacy of Eupora, Tina Morrow and husband Johnny Ray of Ackerman, Steven K. Lewis and wife Susan of Raymond, Ms., Stanley B. Lewis and wife Ashley of Brandon, Melissa Flint and husband Terrell of Union, and Dustin Guthrie of Florence, South Carolina.

Eleven great grandchildren: Eric Johnson and wife Sandi, Nicole Stoker and husband Richard, Joseph Morrow, Hunter Morrow, Haley Morrow, Will McElhenney, Jenna Flint, Lauren Hamilton, Kristina Hamilton, Sydney Grace Lewis, and Phoebe Joy Lewis.

She is also survived by two sisters, Mary Tune of Sebastopol and Johnnie Augusta Mears of Newpork, Arkansas. One brother Charlie Tune of Raymond. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Woodrow J. Lewis (1974), E.Q. Richardson (1991) and Victor Barnes (2007). One son, Jimmy L. Lewis (2006).

Pallbearers included: Eric Johnson, Steve Lewis, Stan Lewis, Randy Lewis, Joseph Morrow, Michael Lewis, and Richard Stoker.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice In His Hands PO Box 387 Walnut Grove, Ms. 39189 or Reid Chapel Church of God 2417 Hwy 492 Conehatta, Ms. 39057.

W.L. “Ben” Ridinger page-up-icon 24x24
Services for Mr. W.L. “Ben” Ridinger were held 3 p.m. Sunday, December 20, 2009 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Rev. Chris Harrison officiating. Burial was in the Rock Branch Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ridinger, 72, of Union, died Thursday, December 17, 2009 at Queen City Nursing Home of Meridian.

Visitation was held 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. service time, Sunday, December 20, 2009. Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements.

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Services for Rev. Junior Price were held Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Golden Grove Church of God with Rev. Randolph Scott, Rev. Jerry Bennett, Rev. Jason Price, Rev. Larry Duncan, and Harold Gomillion officiating. Burial was in Golden Grove Church of God cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol in charge of the arrangements.

Friday, December 18, 2009 Bro. Junior Price crossed over into eternity to be with his Master and Lord, Jesus Christ, forever. He will be greatly missed by family and friends; but will continue to live in the hearts of all who knew him. He will be remembered as a Godly man, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Rev. Junior Price had a true servants' heart for the Word of God. Preaching the Gospel and telling people about his Savior and Lord was his passion. He wanted everyone to know about heaven and eternal life.

Obituary can also be found at www.wtok.com

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Services for Madison Louis Cooper were held Friday, December 18, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Midway Baptist Church with Jerry E. Jones officiating. Beck Funeral Home of Philadelphia was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Cooper, age 71, died December 9, 2009 at Jeff Anderson Hospital in Meridian.

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Services for  Ellen Maxine Tanner were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at Newton County Funeral Home South Location, (formerly known as James F. Webb Funeral Home) in Newton, with  Bro. Justin Chaney officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Newton.

Mrs. Tanner, age 75, of Lawrence,  died on Monday, December 21, 2009 at Rush Hospital in Meridian. She loved being outside working in her yard, even cutting her own grass.

Survivors include brothers: Orean Hollis Nelson (Betsy), of Lawrence, and Dewey M. Nelson (Dianne), of Lawrence,  and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Levoyd Tanner, Brothers: Ellis Ray Nelson and John  Luther  Nelson,  Sister: Frankie Bea Willis, Parents: Ellis Orean Nelson and Mamie Lee Nelson.

Pallbearers were Steve Willis, Craig Nelson, Jimmy Ray Nelson, Randy Nelson, William Rayphord Bounds, William Rayphord Bounds, II., Aaron Scoggin and Austin Scoggin.  Honorary Pallbearer was Johnny Nelson.

Visitation was Tuesday, December 22, 2009, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Newton County Funeral Home South location, 100 Old Hwy 15 Loop, Newton. 601-683-2152.

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Services for Steve Federick were held at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Wolf Funeral Services. Officiating was Brother Wayne Stockstill and Brother Gene Higginbotham.  Wolf Funeral Services in Morton was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Federick, 44, a resident of Little Rock, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2009 in Pearl.

Steve had lived in Pearl for the past year moving from Leesburg, FL, and he was a member of the Hazel Baptist Church, Lake.  He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle.  At the time of his death, he was a tattoo artist with Animal House Tattoos in Pearl, and Terre Haute, IN.

He is survived  by his parents, Glenn Federick, Meridian; and Shirley Federick, Little Rock; maternal grandmother Lena Holllingworth, Little Rock; two sisters, Teresa Clark and husband J.W., Forest; Katrina Bryant, Decatur; one niece, Lauren Estes, Forest; two nephews, Ryan and Tyler Bryant, Decatur; and special companion Lori Tulli, Terre Haute, IN.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Travis Hollingsworth and paternal grandparents, Bodie and Louise Federick.

Honorary pallbearers were, Kurt Stockstill, Mike Peden, Steve Murrey, Tyler Bryant, Ryan Bryant.

Visitation was Saturday, December 26, 2009 from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton.
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Services for  Mr. William F. Poole were held  at  Newton County Funeral Home, North Location at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 with Pastor Gary Felton officiating. Burial was in the Lawrence Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 601-635-3200.

Mr. Poole, 85, of Lawrence, died Saturday, December 26, 2009 at the MS State Veterans Home in Kosciusko. He was a dedicated husband, father, and friend. A resident of Newton County for over 60 years and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was an avid gardener that enjoyed nature's course. Mr. Poole was known as one of the finest Detroit Diesel mechanics in the area.

Survivors include: Children: Pat Felton, (Gary) Newton, Barbara S. Lackey, (Jim) Pell City, Al., William F. Poole, Jr.,(Debbie) Newton, Kenneth R. Poole, (Donna) Newton, Sister: Merle Brown, Dorothy Poole, Jeannie Maltby, Brother: Olin Poole, 10 Grandchildren, 13 Great-grandchildren, 7 Great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: Parents: John Oliver Poole, Bessie Jane Poole, Wife: Mary Louise Poole, Son: Jerry Wayne Poole, Brothers: James Poole, Bobby Gerald Poole, Sisters: Margie Brown, Janie Doss, Grandson: Will Felton.

Pallbearers were Michael Poole, Charlie Poole, Lucas Poole, Curtis Poole, John Shellenback, and Jamie Nance.  Honorary Pallbearers: Robert Byrne, Ronnie Thomas, Calvin McGee, Elbert Jackson, Clark Adams, Charles Gibbs and C.C. Thomason.

The family requests memorials be made to: Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Visitation was Monday, December 28, 2009, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Newton County Funeral Home North, in Newton. Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com

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Services for Jean H. Allen will be held at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest, on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 11 a.m. Mrs. Jean H. Allen died peacefully at her home in Forest, surrounded by family and friends on December 26, 2009. She will be greatly missed.

She was born on August 12, 1915 in Newton, the daughter of Dr. Simeon and Emma Lou Horne. After graduating from East Central Junior College in 1935, she became a court reporter in Newton County, later working for the Chairman of the Highway Department Commission.

She married the late Robert L. Allen on April 17, 1943 while he was serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. On February 16, 1945 Mrs. Allen began working as the Executive Secretary for Senator James O. Eastland (D-MS) until he retired in 1978. She then worked for Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R-NH) for twelve more years, totaling 47 years as an employee in the U.S. Senate. During her tenure, Mrs. Allen was known for working countless hours helping constituents solve immigration, Social Security, and other complex problems with federal agencies. Her kind heart led her to also help many of the Capitol Hill vendors she came to know when they had similar problems and no one to help them. Mrs. Allen took these problems to heart, making the troubles of others her own.

Mrs. Allen served as the President of the United States Senate Association of Administrative Assistants and Executive Secretaries from 1976-1978, one of only two women who had held that post at that time. She was made the Association’s Distinguished Citizen in 1969. She attended every Presidential inauguration from that of President Truman in 1945 through President Bush in 1989. Mrs. Allen retired in 1991.

She is survived by her son, Joseph P. Allen of Bethesda, OH; his wife, Sonja; and grandchildren, Tracey, Dorian, and Zachariah Allen; daughter, Dr. Barbara J. Allen and husband Dr. Michael Walker of Forest; and grandchildren, James Madison and Kathleen Walker.

The family asks that those wishing to make a memorial contribution donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, a cause Mrs. Allen supported over the years. Visitation was  held at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Forest, from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2009.
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Services for Anna Pearl Curry Hausley were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at Holifield Funeral Chapel in Newton. Pastor Dwayne Bingham officiated with Interment in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mrs. Hardy, 74, died on December 11, 2009.
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Services for Katie Lou Watkins Hardy were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 18, 2009 at St. Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Newton. Rev. Steve Edwards officiated with burial in St. Hill M.B. Church Cemetery in Newton. Holifield Funeral Home of Newton was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hardy, 83, died on December 13, 2009.
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Graveside services for Christy Daniel were held December 24, 2009 at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Joe Anderson officiating and Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Daniel, 38, of Meridian, died Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include her parents, Wimpy and Annice Daniel, her brother; Richard Daniel and his wife Kim, and her nephew; Brandon Daniel, all of Meridian.

Christy Daniel will be missed by her family of friends at Union Discount Drugs.
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Services for Robin McDaniel Jones were held Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Peavine Baptist Church, Rock Spring, Ga. Dr. Stephen Anthony conducted the service with burial in the Rock Spring Cemetery. Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home of LaFayette, Ga. were in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Jones, 44, of Lawrence, died Saturday, December 5, 2009.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Jones; father and his wife, Edwin and Sue McDaniel of Rock Spring, Ga; son, Ryan Collison and daughter-in-law, Jenny Collison; grandchildren, Stella and Gabe McCarty and Lily Kate and Camilla Collison all of Decatur; sister and brother-in-law, Renae and David Sparks of Ringgold, Ga. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Riley Sparks, Pat McDaniel, Chip McDaniel, Phil McDaniel, Mike Hardeman, Steve Hardeman, David Bible and Nathan Farrow.
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Lon Stephen Shrader died on December 8, 2009 at his home of 23 years in the Thoroughgood neighborhood of Virginia Beach, VA. Born March 28, 1948 in South Charleston, WV. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2009 at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, with a reception following.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carol Mills Shrader, son Neal Paul Shrader of New York City, daughter Michele Lee Shrader of Carthage, TX, mother Pauline Neal Shrader of St. Albans, WV, sisters Carolyn Simpson of St. Albans, WV and Sharon Swigger of Conroe, TX, a very special uncle Donald L. Edwards of Virginia Beach, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was the son-in-law of Ruth Mills and the late RObert Mills of Union.

He was preceded in death by his father Lon McCue Shrader.

At an early age Steve developed a love for broadcast engineering and amateur radio. As a teenager he volunteered to do odd jobs at a local radio station if he would be allowed to work with the chief engineer. His special talent in electronics quickly propelled him up the industry ranks, and he eventually became Director of Broadcast Operations for Rollins Communications in Atlanta, Ga. where his future wife Carol also worked. The family later moved to Hampton Roads as a part of the media group, headed by dear friend Paul Downs, which transformed a small country and western radio station into 106.9 “The Fox”.

When the station was sold in the early 90’s Steve became a partner with friends Chuck and Bob Rippel in the regional electronics repair firm Audio Video Service Labs. His amateur radio interest led to a special partnership and the firm also began doing business as Kenwood Service Center East. Steve then became known across the country as “the” expert in the repair and operation of that firm’s Amateur Radio transceivers. The business has been blessed with many long term loyal employees who also survive and mourn Steve’s loss. Steve loved computers, music, taking his wife out to dinner, and restoring his boat “Steve’s Beach”.

He was a member of the Norfolk Chapter Sons of the American Revolution. In lieu of flowers the family requests a living memorial in the form of book donations to the DAR Library in Washington, DC. To facilitate your donation a check may be made payable to the Lynnhaven Parish Chapter NSDAR, 5268 Albright Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
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Services for Shannon Wayne Judge were held Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, with burial following in the Pine Ridge Baptist Cemetery in Lawrence. Officiating was Rev. Larry Laird and Rev Ken McLemore. Wolf Funeral Services in Morton was in charge of arrangements.

Shannon Wayne Judge, 43, a resident of Lake passed away Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Lackey Memorial Hospital, Forest. Shannon was a lifelong resident of Lake, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake.  Shannon was a kind hearted person who loved to help anyone and was a loving husband, father and friend.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, James Edgar and Nola Alford, Walter and Louise Judge, step-grandparents, Joe Usry and Alice Vance.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Judge, Lake; parents, Delores and Abner Usry, Lake, and Rodney Judge, Conehatta; two daughters, Fallon Judge and Haley Judge both of Lake; two sisters, Jenna Tune and husband Lyndsey, Lawrence; Angie Sistrunk, Sebastopol; one brother, Steve Usry and wife Emily, Lake; father and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Lucy Monk, Lake; brother and sister-in-laws, Joel and Connie Monk and Stacy and Becky Monk, both of Lake; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Greg Luke, Danny Edmonds, Mike Gibbs, Donnie Alford, Jeff Griffin, Joel Monk, Stacy Monk, Lyndsey Tune. Honorary pallbearers were, Ron Hollingsworth, Larry Dearing, Larry Judge, Skip Cleveland, Jimmy Harrison. Visitation was Friday, December 11, 2009 from 6 until 9 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton.
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Services for Amarylis Stevens were held at 2 p. m. Thursday, December 10, 2009,  at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. Jackie Strebeck and Ed Saunders officiating. Burial followed in the Rock Branch Baptist Church Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Stevens, age 78, of Chunky, formerly of Decatur, died Monday, December 7, 2009 at Newton Regional  Hospital in Newton.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Massey (Charles) of Chunky; a son, Johnny Stevens (Coleen) of Newton; three grandchildren, Damien Massey and girlfriend, Jennifer Kimbriel of Chunky, Brian Stevens (Vanessa) of Lake, Brittany Gryner (Chris) of Lauderdale; and one great grandchild, Alexa Gryner of Lauderdale.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Coleman and Lavada Smith; her husband, Leonard Stevens; and a brother, Jimmy Cleveland.

Pallbearers were Wayne Cummins, James Jones, Brian Stevens, Damien Massey, Tim Massey, and David Alexander. Alternate pallbearer is Jackie Knight. Visitation was 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2009 and from 10 a.m. till service time at the funeral home.
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Services for Walter Allan Jones were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 14, 2009 at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel in Newton, with Rev. Frank Kirtley officiating. Burial was in Hickory Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home of Newton in charge of arrangements. Mr. Jones, 73, of Hickory, died Friday, December 11, 2009 at his residence. He was a native of Newton County, retiring as an accountant from La-Z-Boy of Newton. He was a member of Hickory United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra S. Jones, Hickory, Son: Rex Allan Jones, Starkville, Sisters: Irma Gemeny, OH. and Agnes Spinks, GA. and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, J.C. and Irma Jones.

Pallbearers were Gerald Craig, Bobby Pugh, Ralph Chaney, L.C. Chaney, Jake Veenstra, and Jerry Brown.

The family requests memorials be made to: American Lung Association, The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., or the American Heart Association.. Visitation was Sunday, December 13, 2009, from from 5 until 8 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home in Newton. Friends and family may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com.
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Services for Felderia Gill Henry were held 2 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2009 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with burial in the Union City Cemetery. Rev. Marcus Finch officiated. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Henry, 92, of Union, died Friday, December 11, 2009 at Riley Hospital of Meridian. Ms. Henry was a member of New Ireland Baptist Church .
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Services for Bunyon Blalock, Sr. were held 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Greenwood M.B. Churh of Decatur with burial in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Smith Butler officiated. W.F. Mapp Funeral Home of Forest was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bunyon Blalock, Sr. was born on June 3, 1932 to Quilla and Zula Blalock in Decatur. He was the oldest of five children. He passed away at the State Veteran’s Home of Kosciusko on November 17, 2009.

Brother Bunyon was a graduate of Boler High School in Decatur. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. After being honorably discharged in 1955, he attended Alcorn A&M College in Lorman. While at Alcorn, he met Barbara Jean Haynes. They were united in Holy matrimony on December 24, 1961 in Carson. Brother Bunyon joined Greenwood M.B. Church at an early age and served faithfully until his health failed. He served 43 years as Deacon and many years as Church Treasurer. Also as a young man, he joined and faithfully attended for many years the Masonic Family of St. John #318 of Decatur.

He was passionate about early childhood education and served on the Children’s Garden Center Community Committee to help start the first Newton County Head Start serving from 1967 to 1970. He served without any reward except the self satisfaction of knowing he helped upgrade poverty stricken children of Newton County. He retired after many years from La-Z-Boy South in Newton. He met each day as a way to spread the good news about God. He enjoyed discussing the Bible with his fellow co-workers. He definitely believed in the old saying “Don’t just talk the talk but walk the walk.”

Brother Bunyon was preceded in death by his parents Quilla and Zula; and adopted brother, Robert Blalock, and a brother, Buron Blalock, who died at birth.

He leaves to forever cherish his memory; a loving and devoted wife of almost forty-eight years, Barbara Blalock; three sons, Isaac (Priscilla) Blalock of Collinsville, Keith (Marian) Blalock of Rio Vista, CA. and Bunyon (Patsy) Blalock, Jr. of Decatur; one daughter, Lillian (Leroy) Coleman of Decatur; ten grandchildren, Isaac, Jr., Soencer, Joshua, Keith, Jr., Javis, Jazalyn, Jeremiah, Bunyon III (Tre’), Janae and Layla. He leaves a brother Billie (Minnie) of Decatur; three sisters, Lucy Leake of St. Louis, MO., Lottie Hall (Al) of Alexandria, VA., and Ruby Fudge of Memphis, TN; two sister-n-laws, Selma Sanders (Willie) of Lansing, MI., Ikie Beamon (Walter) of Crestview, FL. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Isaac Blalock, Terry Blalock, Keith Blalock, Keith Blalock, Jr., Bunyon L. Blalock, Jr., Leroy Coleman, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers were St. John Masonic Lodge #318 and Members of Greenwood M.B. Church.
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Services for Fay Mowdy were held Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 2 p.m. in Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Sebastopol with Rev. Jason Price, Rev. Howell Thrash, and Rev. Brett Cooper officiating. Burial was in Golden Grove Church of God Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Mowdy, 67, of Sebastopol, passed away Friday, December 11, 2009 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. She was a member of Golden Grove Church of God. Mrs. Mowdy was the founder and business owner of Fay’s Accounting in Sebastopol. She served people of the area for over 39 years. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include: Husband of 38 years, Sandy Mowdy of Sebastopol, 1 Daughter: Tammy Hunter and husband Eugene of Sebastopol, 2 Sons: Randy Boatner and wife Debbie of Carthage Buzz Mowdy of Sebastopol, 5 Grandchildren: Justin Hunter, Jeremy Hunter, Nicole Mowdy, Brandi Mowdy, and Kate Mowdy all of Sebastopol, 1 Sister: Roylene Moore of Carthage. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mrs. Mowdy is preceded in death by 2 infant grandchildren, 1 sister, and 2 brothers.

Pallbearers were Danny Thrash, Larry Rucker, Justin Hunter, Jeremy Hunter, Daniel Ogletree, and Cody Espinoza. Visitation was held from 5:30 to 8 p.m Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol.

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