Obituaries

Mr. Leven Lee Smith June 13, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Leven Lee Smith, 81, were held graveside at New Hope Cemetery in Dekalb on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. Bro. Jimmy Cole officiated.

A native of Louisville, Mr. Smith was a laborer. Mr. Smith died on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Winston County Medical Center in Louisville.

Survivors include sisters, Bessie Wells of Louisville, Evergreen McDonald of Noxapater; brothers, Earvin Shoumaker of Noxapater, Jimmie Cole of Louisville.

Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jimmie D. Shoumaker June 12, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Jimmie D. Shoumaker, 75, were held at Mt. Vernon M.B. Church in Noxapater on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. Rev. Joe Burt Glass officiated.

A native of Noxapater, Mr. Shoumaker was a laborer. Mr. Shoumaker died on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at his residence in Noxapater.

Survivors include wife, Willie Mae Shoumaker; daughters, Marilyn and Brenda, both of Chicago, IL; sons, Jackie, Robert Charles, Sedrick, all of Noxapater, Arthur of Chicago, IL; sisters, Birta Mae and Katherine Jean, both of Noxapater; brother; Jasper Wayne of Chicago, IL; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Stephen Marquette Buell June 15, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Stephen Marquette Buell, 72, were held graveside at South Union Cemetery on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10 a.m. Rev. George Buell & Rev. Bryan Carrubba officiated.

Mr. Buell was a street cleaner. Mr. Buell died on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Starkville Manor Nursing Home in Starkville.

Survivors include brothers, Rev. George Buell, and Joseph Rawdon Buell, III. Family suggests memorials to Baddour Center, P.O. Box 97, Senatobia, MS 38668.

Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Herbert Alexander Blanton June 15, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Herbert Alexander Blanton, 90, were held at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. Rev. Jerry Lawson officiated.

An original native of Choctaw County, Mr. Blanton was a retired farmer and veteran of the US Army. Mr. Blanton was a member of Old Lebanon Presbyterian Church near Ackerman. Mr. Blanton died on Friday, June 15, 2012 at VA Medical Center in Jackson.

Survivors include wife, Hilda Vanlandingham Blanton of Byram; sons, Berry Thomas Blanton of Pearl, Leonard Hugh Blanton of Florence, Robert Allen Blanton of Starkville; daughter, Lillian Blanton Perry of Jackson; brother, Roy Blanton of Ackerman; sisters, Lavina O’Bannon of Ackerman, Norma Shaw of Gore Springs, Lilly Timothy of Mobile, AL; 17 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren.

Family suggest memorials to Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 294, Ackerman, MS 39735.

Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Jeanette Hicks Allen Graveside services for Mrs. Jeanette Hicks Allen were held at 10 AM Monday, June 18, 2012 from Mt. Olive Cemetery in the Stephenstown Community with Rev. John Stephens officiating.

John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Jeanette Hicks Allen, 59, passed away on Friday, June 15,2012 at her residence after an extended illness. She was a licensedpractical nurse and had worked at Neshoba County Nursing Home. Her hobbies were flowers, gardening & fishing. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Mrs. Allen is survived by her husband, Danny Allen of Phila, MS; step-daughter, Angela Ferguson of Phila,MS; sister, Betty Lynn Stokes of Phila, MS; brother, David Jerome Hicks of Phila, MS; (2) grandchildren;host of nieces, nephews, cousins.

Pallbearers are Glenn Griffin, Brian Griffin, Durwood Griffin, Keith McCrory, Chris Allen, Luke Smith, Shane Griffin and Gary Allen.

Ms. Billie Ruth Tucker Funeral services for Ms. Billie Ruth Tucker will be held at 2 pm Sunday, June 17, 2012 at White Oak Baptist Church with Rev. Lanoia Burks and Rev. John Stephens officiating. Interment is in the Church Cemetery.John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Billie Ruth Tucker, 76, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson, MS. She had lived in the Edinburg Community most of her life. Her favorite hobby was her flowers. Ms. Tucker was a member of White Oak Baptist Church.

Ms. Tucker is survived by her daughter, Cathy McGee of Brandon, MS; sons, James Allen Tucker and Bryant Tucker of Carthage, MS; (6) grandchildren & (5) great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Michael Tucker, David Tucker, Mason McGee, Kent Booker, Johnny McMurry and Charlie Coleman.

Mrs. Peggy Bouchillon Stubbs

Mrs. Peggy Bouchillon Stubbs went home to be with the Lord on June 11, 2012. Born July 27, 1936, in Winston County, MS, to Sara and Cecil Bouchillon, she is survived by her husband, Bobby E. Stubbs of Louisville; two daughters, Shari Hoopes (Gary) of The Woodlands, TX, and Sara Townsend (Brady) of Maui, Hawaii; and one granddaughter, Charner Ann Hoopes of The Woodlands, TX; a sister, Sara Roberts (Roy) of Louisville, MS; and a brother, Cecil Bouchillon (Dora) of Oxford, MI; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Growing up, her parents lived in Louisville, Memphis, TN, Cleveland, OH, and the Detroit, MI area. She graduated from high school from Hamtramck, MI High School in 1954. Peggy met her husband in May 1959, and they were married in October, 1959, in Louisville, where they lived until Bobby accepted employment with Shell Oil Company in New Orleans. During his employment with Shell, they lived in New Orleans (where their two daughters were born), in Tulsa, OK, and Kingwood, TX. During his employment with Shell, Peggy was a stay home mother and wife. Upon his retirement in April 1997, they returned to Louisville. Peggy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who enjoyed doing things with her family and friends. She was active member of Poplar Flat Baptist Church and was very involved in the Senior Adult Ladies Sunday School Class.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 16, at Porter Funeral Home, with Dr. Gayle Pope and Rev. Jonathan Peeples officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Roberts, Steve Roberts, Don Goodwin, Gene Estes, Mack Stubbs, and Dan Stubbs. Memorials may be made to Poplar Flat Baptist Church, P. O. Box 684, Louisville, MS, 39339. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY

Harold R. Jackson, Sr.

Harold R. Jackson, Sr., 79, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Service was at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 11 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Independence, MS. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Jackson was a U.S. Army Veteran, a Shriner, and member of Harmony Baptist Church in Louisville, MS. He retired as District Chief of the Memphis Fire Department after 25 years of service. He was also a member of the UMAA Foundation.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Katie Mae Herod; a sister, Martha Cortesi; and two brothers, G.W. and James Herod.

He leaves his wife, Beverly Chambliss Jackson; six children, Richard Jackson, Jr. (Nancy) of Oakland, TN, Kenneth Jackson (Tina) of Byhalia, MS, Lisa Jones (Ralph) of Moscow, TN, Tammy Bunn (Weldon) of Olive Branch, MS, Mike Steen (Stacy) of Olive Branch, MS, and Bridget Hoover (Joe) of Brandon, MS; one brother, Tommy Herod of Memphis; mother-in-law, Jewel Chambliss; 17 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren.

The family request in lieu of flowers memorials are sent to: Any Baptist Children’s Village, Harmony Baptist Church Youth Ministries or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. PAID OBITUARY

Mr. Billy Clark Watson

Mr. Billy Clark Watson, 71, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was Friday, June 15, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Junior Davis officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of local arrangements.

Mr. Watson was born on September 26, 1940. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 30 years; currently, he was serving as chairman. After 48 years of loyal service, he retired from Taylor Machine Works. Mr. Watson also retired after serving 38 years in the National Guard; he was a Mason, and a Shriner.

Mr. Watson is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Watson of Louisville, Mississippi. He is also survived by two daughters, Leigh Anne Henry and husband, Tim, of Brandon, Mississippi, and Christy Wright and husband, Jason, of Bailey, Mississippi. Mr. Watson has one granddaughter, McKensi Grace Wright.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver Clark and Alma Barfield Watson; two sisters, Mary Ellen Johnson and Anna Jo Wilkes; and his brother, Oliver Glenn Watson.

Pallbearers were Marty Ming, Stan Johnson, Charlie Wilkes, Joey Lowrey, Danny Hatcher, and John Winstead.

Memorials may be made to the Nanih Waiya Campus of the Baptist Children’s Village, P. O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060 or to Calvary Baptist Church, c/o Jo Ellen Johnson, 4109 Old Robinson Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

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Mrs. Anita Pat Smith

Mrs. Anita Pat Smith, 71, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 17th at 3:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Hilton Moore, Rev. Trent Jaudon, and Rev. Matt Moehring officiating. Interment was in Leake Memorial Gardens in Leake County.

Mrs. Smith was born August 30th, 1940, in Marietta, OK. She worked in retail sales in Louisville at Wal-Mart, and Bulldog Cleaners, and also worked at the Winston County Library. She was a member of Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Dewitt Smith of Louisville; three daughters, Charlotte (J.L.) Hamrick of New Orleans, LA, Vicki (Michael) Chambliss, and Mandy (Ken) Mills, both of Louisville; two sisters, Helen Allison of Roswell, NM, and Linda Stone of Dallas, TX; one brother, Alf Walker of Dallas, TX; and five grandchildren, Justin (Jaimee) Childs, Madison Mills, Jordan Chambliss, Raegan Chambliss, and Collin Mills.

Pallbearers were Woody Allison, Rodney Allison, Judy Eaves, Rush Callahan, Clayton Smith, and Bo Smith.

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Mr. Elkin Olen “Doc” Hudspeth

Mr. Elkin Olen “Doc” Hudspeth, 76, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was Tuesday, June 12, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was also from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Wednesday at Crystal Ridge Baptist Church in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Crystal Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Flake, Rev. Tommy Jones, and Rev. Charles Rook officiating. Interment was in the Crystal Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home of Louisville is in charge of local arrangements.

Mr. Hudspeth was born on September 1, 1935. He was retired from Southern Natural Gas as an Operator.

Mr. Hudspeth is survived by his wife of 52 years, Minnie Hudspeth of Louisville, Mississippi; and his son, Richard Hudspeth and wife, Jennifer, of Madison, Mississippi. Doc is also survived by four grand- children, Will, Ethan, Sara, and Bonnie Hudspeth; and one great-grandchild, Anna Lee Street.

Mr. Hudspeth was preceded in death by his parents, Olen “Skeet” and Bessie Black Hudspeth; his daughter, Terri Hudspeth; and his brother, Bobby Hudspeth.

Pallbearers were Ray McBrayer, David Flake, Will Hudspeth, Mike Robertson, Ronnie Flake, Carl Flake and Michael Sanders. Honorary Pallbearers were the Deacons of Crystal Ridge Baptist Church and his three brothers-in-law, Eddie McBrayer, Tom Dooley, and Leroy Fulcher.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, Ms handled the arrangements.

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