Obituaries

Sarah Mozelle Singleton Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Funeral services for Sarah Mozelle Singleton, 99, were held at noon on Friday, July 6, 2012 at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman. Rev. Curtis Guess and Rev. Shane Singleton officiated. Burial followed at Weir Cemetery in Weir.

A native of Attala, Ms. Singleton was a member of Weir Baptist Church where she will be remembered as a children’s Sunday school teacher for many years. Ms. Singleton died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Rolling Hills Retirement Home in Raleigh, MS. She is survived by son Rodger Singleton of Taylorsville, Miss., her daughters Sherry Estralla of New Augusta, Miss., Jeanette Kea of Waynesville, NC and Nadine Spillman of Brandon, Miss., 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Weir Baptist Church.

Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

To sign the family registry, visit www.colemanfuneral.com.

Mr. William “Bill” Waltman July 2, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. William “Bill” Waltman, 57, will be conducted at a later time.

Mr. Waltman was a retired business owner.

Survivors include his children, Jessica Waltman and Will Waltman and their mother, Darlene Waltman.

Family suggests memorials to a charity of choice.

Natchez Trace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Joyce (Eaves) “Nana” Sennett June 26, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Joyce Sennett , 73, were held Saturday, June 29, 2012 at 10:00 am at Moore Funeral Home. She died June 26, 2012. Mrs. Sennett was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband Fred “Pete” Sennett; her daughters, Angela Wagner, Carol Daniels; son Richard Sennett; brother, Johnny Eaves; sisters, Jean Gentry, Peggy Patterson, Joan Parrish; 3 grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and other close relatives. Moore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. James Howard Parker July 8, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. James Howard Parker, 75, were held at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. Rev. Eddie Brock and Rev. Steve Griffin officiated. Burial at New Gauley Cemetery.

Mr. Parker was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Mathiston. Mr. Parker died on Sunday, June 8, 2012 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Survivors include wife, Carolyn Hallum Parker of Mathiston; daughters, Brenda Narmore of Byhalia, Patricia Thomas of Maben; son, Keith Parker of Mathiston; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren.

Pryor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Pearlie Mae Haynes July 3, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Pearlie Mae Haynes, 71, were held at Still Valley M.B. Church in Louisville on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 1 p.m. Rev. William Haynes officiated. Burial at Memorial Garden in Louisville.

A native of Louisville, Mrs. Haynes was a homemaker. Mrs. Haynes was a member of Still Valley M.B. Church. Mrs. Haynes died on Monday, July 3, 2012 at University Medical Center in Jackson.

Survivors include daughters, Delmethric Claiborne of Louisville, Pretalia Haynes of Florissant, MO; 3 grandchildren. Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Miranda Kilgore Burnham July 6, 2012 Services for Mrs. Miranda Kilgore Burnham were held at John E. Stephens Chapel on Mon., July 9, 2012. Burial followed in Spring Hill Cemetery in Phila, MS. Officiating were Rev. Shawn Holley and Rev. John Stephens. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Miranda Kilgore Burnham, 30, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2012 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, MS. She lived in the Deemer Community most of her life. She was a graduate of Philadelphia High School where she was a member of Beta Club, Pep Club, Band, DECA & FBLA. Mrs.

Burnham was employed with First Baptist Child Ministry Center. She enjoyed racing horses. She was Baptist by faith. Mrs. Burnham is survived by her husband, John Burnham; son, Johnathan Trey Burnham; mother, Theresa Kilgore; sister, Melissa Kilgore Thompson; a niece; nephew; maternal grandmother, Joy Littrell; mother and father-in-law, Ken andPeggy Fortenberry and Peggy Gay; aunts and uncles; host of cousins.

Pallbearers are Jamie Clingan, Cody Kilgore, Joe Frank Arledge, Ronald Burton, Chris Lofton & Kenneth Thompson.

Correction: Mr. Horace Leon Hayes June 24, 2012 Memorial services for Mr.Horace Leon Hayes, 86, were held at 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Presbeyterian Church of Louisville. Pastor Joseph Etua officiated. Mr. Hayes was a resident of Louisville. He was a member of Messiah Presbyterian Church of Louisville. Mr. Hayes died June 24, 2012 at his home in Louisville.

Survivors include his wife Georgena Hayes, daughters Alberta Hayes Taylor of Arlington, TX And Cassndra Hayes Westmoreland of Tupelo, Son Thearon D. Hayes of Ashville, NC, Isadore W. Hayes, USN ret. Gregory L. Hayes, USAF Ret. Corwin L. Hayes, USAF all of San Antonio, TX, Sisters Thelma Thomas of Decatur, GA Betty C. Miller of Louisville, brothers Roger Hayes of Bellville, MO, 9 grandchildren 3 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Beck Funeral Home is in Charge of arrangements.

Editor’s note: We apologize for the incorrect information in the July 4 edition.

Mrs. Sherry Eaves Polatsidis

Mrs. Sherry Eaves Polatsidis, 46, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, Mississippi. Visitation was Sunday, July 8, 2012, from 1 p.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2012, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Keen officiating. Interment was in “Old” Bethel Cemetery.

Mrs. Polatsidis was born October 5, 1965. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and she worked as an inspector for the Department of Transportation.

Mrs. Polatsidis is survived by her husband, John Polatsidis; and her parents, Gilbert and Annette Eaves, all of Macon, Mississippi. She is also survived by three daughters, Brandy Fuller and husband, Robby, of Louisville, Mississippi, Katie Ainsworth and husband, Jamie, also of Louisville, and Megan Polatsidis of Ogden, Utah; as well as, one brother, Charles “Bubba” Eaves, of Vincenza, Italy. She also has three grandchildren, Ethan Thomas, Jacey Fuller, and Zoe Ainsworth.

Pallbearers were David Grissom, Charlie Persons, Robby Fuller, Jamie Ainsworth, Jay Lindsey, and John Roach.

Arrangements were under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Elsie Lurline Cole Tabor

Mrs. Elsie Lurline Cole Tabor, 91, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 3rd, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Billy Bowie and Rev. Trent Jaudon officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Tabor was born March 19, 1921, in Winston County, MS. She was a graduate of Louisville High School, and along with her husband, was co-owner of several service stations and convenience stores in Louisville. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Hugh N. Tabor; a brother, Bill Cole; and her parents, Mary Avery and Thomas D. Cole. She is survived by a son, Jimmy (Gail) Tabor of Louisville; two grandchildren, Brad (Heather) Tabor and Kristi Dunaway; five great grand children, Kristen Collum, Alexis Tabor, Ashlyn Tabor, Devin Tabor, and Maddox Tabor; and two great great grandchildren, Mikael and Katelyn Collum.

Pallbearers were Richard Crawley, David Cole, Randy Eaves, Quincy Gregory, Ellis Holdiness, and Bill Donald. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Naomi Hamill Ming

Mrs. Naomi Hamill Ming, 87, died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at the Care Center of Louisville. nFuneral services were held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, July 9th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Grady Crowell and Rev. Walter Simmons officiating. Interment was in Murphy Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Ming was born July 14, 1924, in Louisville, MS. She was a retired repair technician for Spartus Corporation, and was a member of Murphy Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Lucy Hamill; a daughter, Carlene Dickerson; a son, Charles Bevil Ming; and a grandson, Carl Dickerson.

She is survived by her husband, Carl Ming of Louisville; a daughter, Rebecca Holland of Hernando, FL; a son-in-law, Robert Dickerson of Louisville; daughter-in-law, Crystal Ming of Bay Town, TX; three grandchildren, Charles Russell Ming, Charlsye Hawks, and Crisanna Ming; and two great grandchildren, Celeste Ming and Jake Tillman.

Pallbearers were George Edmonds, Robert Dickerson, Austin McDaniel, Greg McDaniel, Michael Carl Ming, and Russell Ming. Memorials may be made to Murphy Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o Ray Cockrell, 1637 Boon Road, Louisville, MS, 39339. To sign the guest register please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Lillie Ruth Parkes

Mrs. Lillie Ruth Parkes, 86, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, Mississippi. Visitation was Thursday, July 5, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Evergreen Baptist Church with Rev. Justin Wilcher officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Parkes was born December 18, 1925. She was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church. Mrs. Parkes worked at Spartus Corporation painting clock faces for 18 years; she also enjoyed sitting and ministering to the elderly.

Mrs. Parkes is survived by five daughters, Beth Smith and husband, Howard, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Patsy Larkin of Augusta, Georgia, Lynn McDonald and husband, Mike, also of Augusta, Georgia, Tina Holdiness and husband, Sam, of Noxapater, Mississippi, and Melanie Hilliard and husband, Sidney, of Louisville, Mississippi. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Kricket Wrenn and husband, Vincent, Karen Smith, John Hutto and wife, Denise, Skipper Ammons and wife, Jennifer, Phillip Ammons, Jason Holdiness and wife, Christy, Ashley Reynolds and husband, Greg, Laura Files and husband, James, Keith Hilliard and wife, Shawna, Logan Hilliard, and Angel Jones and husband, Matt; as well as, 11 great-grandchildren and her close friend, Myron Eaves.

Mrs. Parkes was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Parkes; two grandchildren, Jerry Hutto and Darryl Hutto; her parents, George and Effie Eubanks Farish; her brother, Charles Farish; and two sisters, Cerelle Edson and Narvelle Hendrickson.

Pallbearers were Skipper Ammons, Phillip Ammons, Jason Holdiness, Keith Hilliard, James Files and Logan Hilliard.

Memorials may be given to Evergreen Baptist Church, c/o Joy Childs, 4068 Highway 14 East, Louisville, MS 39339. Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Alberta Oxner “Berta” Linch

Mrs. Alberta Oxner “Berta” Linch, 95, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 7th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Billy Bowie and Rev. Jonathan Peeples officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Linch was born February 4, 1917, in Walnut Grove, MS. She graduated from Carthage High School, and attended Fondren School of Cosmetology in Jackson, MS. She worked as a beautician in Louisville; and later as a bookkeeper for Turner Hardware, C. E. King Appliances, and for Inter-City Federal Savings Bank. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Linch; and her parents, Rosa Lee Coleman and Z. T. Oxner.

She is survived by a sister, Norine (Rudolph) Holton of Jackson, MS; a brother, Thomas (Becky) Moore of Caledonia, MS; two sisters-in-law, Jean (Pruitt) Calvert and Margaret Linch; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Pallbearers were Nathan Calvert, Lucas Calvert, Kenneth Moore, Steve Quinn, Ron Holton, and Coleman Stapp. Honorary pallbearers were Ellis Holdiness, Dr. Sam Suttle, Rev. Jonathan Peeples, and Leon Merritt.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, or Poplar Flat Baptist Church. To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY

John Thomas Haggard

John Thomas Haggard, 48, passed away at his home in the Ellison Ridge Community on July 4, 2012 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma multiforme, a malignant brain tumor. John Thomas was born on August 15, 1963 in Macon, Mississippi, to parents Darrell Latimer and Mae Meeks Haggard and to older siblings Patsy and Wayne. John Thomas was a resident of Macon, MS, for the first nine years of his life where he attended First Baptist Church; his family moved to their permanent home in the Ellison Ridge Community in 1972 where he became a member of Ellison Ridge Baptist Church after a public profession of faith followed by Holy Baptism. John Thomas’ first major health challenge occurred in 1978 when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma; following radiation therapy, he achieved remission status and was considered a long-term cancer survivor. John Thomas was a 1982 Louisville High School graduate. He continued his education and graduated from East Central Community College and later attended his beloved Mississippi State University. John Thomas was employed by Outdoor Technologies, Inc. in Macon, Mississippi for many years.

He is survived by his mother, Mae Haggard of Louisville, MS; brother, Darrell Wayne Haggard of Louisville, MS; sister and brother- in-law, Patricia Haggard Foley and David Foley of Madison, MS; nephew, Matthew Connor Foley of Madison, MS; dear friends, Carol and Jason White of Louisville, MS; and many friends and extended family members throughout the South.

John Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Darrell Latimer Haggard. John Thomas was known for his quiet nature, keen powers of observation, and dry wit, as well as for his dependability and loyalty to friends and family. With no children of his own, he immensely enjoyed his role as one of the “bachelor uncles” to his nephew Connor; few things express love, patience, or bravery more than teaching a teen-ager to drive. Like his father, John Thomas loved the outdoors and was closely attuned to the changing nature of the seasons, appreciating the blooms of spring, the smell of fresh-cut hay in summer, and the first silvery frost. Faced with a terminal illness, he confronted death on his own terms – surrounded by family in his own home.

Funeral services were held on Friday, July 6th, at 9:00 A.M. at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Billy Higginbotham officiating. Interment was in Sardis Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sardis Baptist Church, c/o Glenda Thomas, 215 Thomas Road, Louisville, MS, 39339.

Pallbearers were David Foley, Connor Foley, Jason White, Shawn White, Jimmy Puckett, and Tony Garrard. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY