Obituaries

Ms. Sarah Winnice Spencer Oct. 12, 2012 Funeral services for Ms. Sarah Winnice Spencer, 80, were held at 3:00 pm, Sunday Oct. 14, 2012 at Coleman Funeral Home. Chip Stevens; Clifton Curtis officiated. Burial followed in Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS. A resident of Starkville, MS. Ms. Spencer was Homemaker. She was also a member of First Baptist Church in Starkville, MS. Mrs. Spencer died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at Carrington Nursing Center in Starkville, MS. She was born May 14, 1932. Survivors include sons, Scott Spencer & wife Kim of Pelham, AL.; daughters, Sarah E. Spencer of Starkville, MS.; 1 grandson, 2 granddaughters, 1 great-grandson, also her beloved pet “Cosmo.” Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Family suggests Memorials to Mississippi State University Veterans Memorial Rose Garden P.O. 9555 Mississippi Sate, MS 39762

Mr. Jeremy Thomas Rosamond Oct. 14, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Jeremy Thomas Rosamond, 27, were held at 11:00 am, Wednesday Oct. 17, 2012 at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. -officiated. Burial followed in Pine Bluff Cemetery in Kilmichael, MS. A resident of Tupelo, MS. Mr. Rosamond was a Pipe liner. Mr. Jeremy Thomas Rosamond died Sunday October 14, 2012 in Tupelo, MS. He was born October 17, 1984 in Jackson, MS., Survivors include father, Jeffery D. Rosamond of Tupelo, MS.; mother, Debbie Moore & husband Jerry of Tupelo, MS.; brothers, Chris Rosamond of Ackerman, MS.; Jeff Rosamond & wife Raquel of Pontotoc, MS.; sisters, Dawn Rosamond of Orlando, FL.; also survivors Maternal Grandparents, Tommy & Rosetta Boyles of Winona, MS; Paternal Grandparents, William & Alice Rosamond of Carrollton, MS. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ophelia Holton

Mrs. Ophelia Holton, 94, died Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Neshoba General Nursing Home in Philadelphia, MS. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 15th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Fred Frazier officiating. Interment was in Vernon Assembly of God Cemetery.

Mrs. Holton was born August 1, 1918, in Winston County, MS. She was a homemaker and a member of Vernon Assembly of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Holton; her parents, Sue Robinson and James Davis Miles; two grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ruth (Asa) Thomas of Noxapater, and Freda ( the late Henry Rhodes) Rhodes of Louisville; two sons, James Berlin (Shirley) Holton of Noxapater, and Jesse Gene (Emily) Holton of Madison, MS; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were T. J. Thomas, James Gully, Sam Gully, Brady Thomas, Chase Thomas, and Jerry Thomas.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Thelma Clay Keen

Mrs. Thelma Clay Keen, 101, died Friday, October 12, 2012, at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville. Funeral services were held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, October 13th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Childs and Rev. Leslie Mills officiating. Interment was in Bevill Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Keen was born December 31, 1910, in Winston County, MS, to George and Mary Bradford Clearman. She graduated from Betheden High School, and Meridian Business School. She worked extensively with the construction of Bluff Lake in Winston County and Choctaw Lake in Choctaw County. She then accepted a position offered by Count Agent L. C. Murphree in the local A.S.C.S. office, where she worked for 31 years, retiring in the l1960’s. Mrs. Keen was a respected member of the Winston County community for many years, and was chosen Louisville’s Woman of the Year in 1979. She was a devoted Christian, and dedicated to her beloved Bevill Hill United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, Priest Perkins, Leon Clay, and Joe Keen.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Clearman of Louisville; and numerous nieces and nephews in the Perkins, Keen, and Clay families.

Pallbearers were Grady Jackson, Kyle Jackson, James Vickers, Johnny Bradford, Brad Bradford, Travis Prisock, Ernie Mills, and Doug Shaw.

Memorials may be made to Bevill Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Jeanette Mills, 1747 Betheden Road, Louisville, MS, 39339.

To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Annie Lawson Dowdy

Mrs. Annie Lawson Dowdy, 85, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Beehive Homes in Louisville, Mississippi, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation was Sunday, October 7, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2012, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Bowie officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Dowdy was born on March 28, 1927. She was a homemaker and was a 56-year member of First Baptist Church in Louisville. She was also very active in her Sunday School class and was a member of the Senior Adult Choir as well as a member of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Dowdy is survived by three daughters, Sharon Dowdy Moore (Ron) of Canton, Mississippi, Linda Williams Fulton (Ronnie) of Diamond Head, Mississippi, and Pamela Dowdy Wilson of Louisville, Mississippi. She also is survived by two sons, Michael E. Dowdy (Pam) of New Hope, Mississippi, and Keith Dowdy (Marilyn) of Louisville, Mississippi. She has eight grandchildren, Sonya Dowdy Williamson (Scott), Amy Showalter Schwal (Chuck), Ryan Smith, Eric Smith (Alexis), James Smith, Kristopher Wilson, Marc Wilson (Stephanie), and Jessica Henry; and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Dowdy was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd E. Dowdy; her parents, Bennett and Bessie Venable Lawson; her grandson, Michael Earl Dowdy, Jr.; two sisters, Pauline Bunch and Catherine Smith; and two brothers, John Lawson and George Bennett Lawson.

Pallbearers will be Mark Lawson, Steve Smith, Talmadge Bunch, Eric Smith, Scott Williamson, Ryan Smith, Clay Williamson, and Brantley Williamson.

Memorials may be given to the Palmer Home for Children, P. O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703.

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

Rev. Bobby Joe Butler

Rev. Bobby Joe Butler, 76, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2012, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation was Tuesday, October 16, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Zion Chapel Pentecostal Church in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at Zion Chapel Pentecostal Church with Rev. Rick Humphries, Rev. Scott Eaves, Rev. Dewayne Kelsey, and Rev. Gerald Butler officiating. Conducting graveside services will be Rev. Andrew Higginbotham and Rev. Fred Frasier, Jr. Interment will be in Ellison Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Bro. Bobby Joe was born on October 30, 1935. He served as pastor of Zion Chapel Pentecostal Church for 34 years. He worked at Barge Timber Company in Macon, Mississippi, for 23 years. He also served this community for 44 years through his ministry on WLSM Radio Station. He was a member of Associated Brotherhood of Christians Ministerial Association and a lifetime member of the Beaver Mountain Hunting Club.

Bro. Bobby Joe is survived by his wife, Carolyn Butler of Louisville; one brother, Gerald Butler and wife, Brenda, of Shuqualak, Mississippi; 16 nieces and nephews; 33 great-nieces and nephews; and 11 great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Irene Higginbotham Butler; and five siblings, Elbert Butler, James Henry Butler, Mildred Butler Moody (Edmond), Rhodam Butler (Jean) and Dot Butler Hailey.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Moody, Woody Moody, Jerry Flowers, Doug Butler, Charles Hailey, Jr., Eric Breazeale, Danny Keene, Scott Barnhill, and Steven Breazeale.

Memorials may be given to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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

Mr. James E. “M.O.” Estes

Mr. James E. “M. O.” Estes, 75, passed away on October 15, 2012, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation was at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey McKay officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Estes was born on December 27, 1936. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mr. Estes was a retired electrician with McWhirter Electric and Weyerhaeuser Corporation.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jane Chamblee Estes of Louisville, Mississippi; his daughter, LeAnn Boswell and husband, Kenny, also of Louisville; and two sons, Hal Estes and wife, Susan, and Patrick Estes and wife, Michelle, all of Noxapater, Mississippi. Mr. Estes has three sisters, Maxine McCool of Noxapater, Mississippi, Jean Woodruff of Louisville, and Elsie Carter (J. C.) also of Noxapater. He also has three brothers, Dee Estes (Patti) of Prentiss, Mississippi, Bob Estes (Faith) of Noxapater, and Jerry Estes (Ilene) of Louisville. Mr. Estes is survived by eight grandchildren, Kirstie Downey, Trent Boswell, Taylor Smith, Brooke Smith, Jacob Smith, Kayla Estes, Braden Estes, and Cody Estes.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Littleton “Wert” Worthy and Lottie Craig Estes; and his brother, Wayne Estes.

Pallbearers will be Bobby McWhirter, Jimmy McWhirter, Troy Ward, Neal Chandler, John Vowell, William Holman, Billy Caperton, and Ray Sims. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Men’s Sunday School Class of Calvary Baptist Church.

Memorials may be given to Calvary Baptist Church, c/o Jo Ellen Johnson, 875 Old Robinson Road, 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

Mary Inez Tabor

Mary Inez Tabor, 97, lived a long and beautiful life and on October 14, 2012, she went to join the Lord and her husband of 76 years Harry Bernard Tabor Sr., leaving behind a legacy of love and generosity.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Porter Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Dowd and Rev. Leslie (Bo) Mills officiating. Internment was in Rural Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Tabor was born Sept. 14, 1915, in Winston County , to Oscar and Donna McQuirter.

She is survived by her son, Harry Bernard Tabor, Jr., of Louisville and daughter-in-law Vale Tabor; four grandchildren: Tammy Morgan (David Morgan) of Louisville; Tim Tabor (Tammie Tabor) of Hernando, MS; Deborah Arnett (Kevin Arnett) of Louisville; and Terri Hickey (Matthew) of Chicago, IL; and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Tabor, Sr.; parents; her sisters, Emma Ruth McCool and Earline Morgan; and brothers Sam McQuirter and Niles Taylor.

Mrs. Tabor graduated from Lobutcha High School. She married Harry Tabor, Sr. of the Lobutcha community in May of 1933 and they shared a beautiful and memorable life together for 76 years. If you asked her the secret to such a long and loving marriage, she would tell you that they never raised their voice to each other.

Mrs. Tabor will long be remembered for her love and devotion to her husband and family as well as her many talents – from harvesting fresh vegetables and watermelons in large gardens that Mr. Tabor would sell downtown on Saturdays to cooking bountiful Sunday dinners of fried chicken, vegetables and caramel pies. With the same skilled hands that she could hand sew beautiful dresses for her granddaughters and great granddaughters, she could also use a hoe to not only plant acres of gardens but kill any snake that got in her way. She was truly a woman of grace and courage.

Mrs. Tabor loved her church, Rural Hill Methodist Church, spending time with her family, visiting with friends on her porch on Sunday afternoons and she also embraced her community at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home who took great care of her in the last couple of years. She relished winning bingo games and cherished the time she was named Resident of the Month. The family wishes to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff for all their care and kindness.

But most of all, Mrs. Tabor treasured the love she shared with her husband, Mr. Harry. In their younger years, they enjoyed dancing on weekend nights and her family finds comfort knowing they are waltzing on the celestial streets of Heaven.

Pallbearers were Andrew Arnett, Matthew Arnett, Stephen Arnett, John Philip Arnett and Tyler Tabor and Garvin Whitten. Memorials may be made to Rural Hill Methodist Church, 12878 Hwy. 14 West, McCool. MS, 39108. To sign the guest book, please visit www.porterfuneralhome.net PAID OBITUARY