Obituaries

Mr. Arnell “Buddy” Jenkins Funeral services for Mr. Arnell “Buddy” Jenkins were held at 2 PM Friday, December 21, 2012 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John Stephens officiating. Interment was in Golden Grove Cemetery inUnion, MS. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jenkins, 71, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 at GreenBriar Nursing Home in Palestine, TX. He lived in Neshoba County until ten years ago, moving to Palestine, TX. He worked at Wells Lamont Glove Factory. Mr. Jenkins enjoyed fishing and was a baptist.

Mr. Jenkins is survived by his daughter, Robin Thornton of Palestine, TX; son, Randy Jenkins of Palestine, TX; sister, Ruby Bland of Florence, MS; brother, Albert Jenkins of Phila, MS; (8) grandchildren; (12)great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Mark Thornton, Randy Jenkins, Randall Jenkins, Anthony Thornton, Zack Reiper and Boogie Jenkins.

Ms. Bernice Burroughs Graveside services for Ms. Bernice Burroughs were held at 11 AM Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 from Morrow Cemetery in the Dixon Community. Officiating was Rev. John Stephens and Rev. Greg Wells.

Ms. Burroughs, 80, of Laurel, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 at South Central Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and Presbyterian.

Ms. Burroughs is survived by her daughter, Margie Bond of Wiggins, MS; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hazel McKinion Long Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel McKinion Long were held at 2 PM Sunday, December 23, 2012 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John Stephens officiating. Interment was in Beatline Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Long, 81, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Neshoba County General Hospital. She has lived in the Bloomfield Community for the past 50 years. She worked at Wells Lamont Glove Factory. Mrs. Long’s hobby was working in her garden. She was a member of Beatline Baptist Church.

Mrs. Long is survived by her husband, Lester Long of Philadelphia;daughter, Wanda Matthews of Philadelphia; sons, Danny McKinion of Philadelphia & Ricky McKinion of Philadelphia; (14) grandchildren; (25) great-grandchildren; (12) great-great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews

Pallbearers are Larry Long, Rick Long, Danny Long, Randy Long, Marty Long, Jeff Long, Josh Long and Jessie Long.

Ms. Mavis Etoyle Creekmore Funeral services for Ms. Mavis Etoyle Creekmore were held at 10 AM Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Vernell Daniels officiating. Interment was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Noxapater, MS.

Ms. Creekmore, 96, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Winston County Nursing Home. She lived most of her life in Noxapater,where she was a homemaker. Ms. Creekmore enjoyed fishing, quilting and gardening. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Ms. Creekmore is survived by her daughter, Jan McIntyre of Noxapater; son, Royce Watkins of Noxapater; (5) grandchildren; (6) great-grandchildren; (3) great-great-grandchildren; host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Keith Daniels, Mitch Smith, Ken McIntyre, Jamie Bradford, Jeffery Yarbrough and Milton Stevenson.

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Miss Ella Louise Forster

Miss Ella Louise Forster, 99, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 22nd at 1:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Tom Clark officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ella Forster was born March 20, 1913, in Baltimore, MD, and came to Louisville in 1928 when her father moved his family here from Laurel to work in the local GM&O railroad shop. Ella was in the 10th grade, and after graduating from Louisville High School, she went to work for the GM&O railroad in Louisville as secretary to the Southern District Superintendent. When the Louisville location was closed, she moved back to Laurel and finished the last 7 years of her 30 year career with the railroad. Upon her retirement in 1968, she returned to Louisville and has made it her home ever since. Ella was a legend within railroad circles for her ability to recall 16 digit boxcar numbers from memory. It is said that no one was better able to predict the arrival of a particular boxcar and shipment than Miss Ella, and it was all done in her head, no computers. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaretha Dorothea Timm and Oskar Michael Wilhelm Föerster; and her brothers and sisters, Elsa A.M. Rowsey, William O.H. Forster, Alma Juliana Hardin, Franz (Frank) H. Forster, and Ernst (Boob) Forster.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, James M. Rowsey, Jr., William Hull Forster, Michael Hull Forster, Susan Hull Forster, Juliana Hardin Dowell, Kurt Michael Forster, and Karen Lynn Forster Chapman.

Pallbearers were Jackson Forster, Phillip Chapman, Michael Rowsey, Patrick Rowsey, Luke O’Quinn, and Will Forster.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Louisville, MS, 39339.

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Mason Eugene “Gene” Haney

Mr. Mason Eugene “Gene” Haney passed away December 5, 2012 at Anderson Memorial Hospital in Meridian, MS surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel in Butler, MS. Visitation was held one hour prior to the funeral services. Services were officiated by Rev. Franklin McLelland, Rev. Scott Harrell and Rev. Trent Jaudon with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Meridian, MS

Mr. Haney was born February 18, 1935 in Land, Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Robert and Annie Mae Todd Haney; brother, William H. Haney; and sisters, Lillie Ruth Haney and Jessie Laurine Casnetti.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Lisa Haney Jones, Noreen Haney Kaneholani, and Billie Jean Haney Hairston; 4 sisters, Vermell Williams Young of Louisville, MS and Allie Grace Turner of Butler, AL who took care of Gene in their homes, Bessie Yvonne Bassitt, and Gloria Ruth Raleigh; 2 brothers, Lawrence Edward Haney, and Robert Earl Haney; grandchildren, Steven Wayne Hallmark, Evan Paul Jones, Kristen Holly Jones, Jay Kaneholani, Robert Hairston, and Rinda Hairston Edelman; 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and family.

Pallbearers were Steven Wayne Hallmark, Evan Paul Jones, T.J. Bonner, Carl Long, Roy Thomas, and Paul Todd. Honorary pallbearers were Thomas Haney, Joe Thomas, Robert Haney, Lawrence Haney, Robert Bassitt, Scott Bassitt, Jay Kaneholani, and Robert Hairston.

Bumpers Funeral Home of Butler, AL was in charge of all arrangements.

“A Letter From Heaven” When tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes, filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry, the way you did today, While thinking of the many things, we didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you, And each time you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too.

When tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart, for every time you think of me, I’m right there in your heart. PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Pearl Clark Hodge

Mrs. Pearl Clark Hodge, 82, passed away on December 17, 2012, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was Wednesday, December 19, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, December 20, 2012, with Rev. Trent Jaudon and Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Hodge was born on February 22, 1930, to Joseph L. and Minnie Bela Ray Clark. She was a faithful member of South Louisville Baptist Church and she retired as a nurse’s aide at Winston Medical Center. For more than 40 years, “Miss” Pearl served as a nursery attendant at South Louisville touching numerous lives.

She is survived by her two sons, Joe H. Hodge and wife, Kathy, and Clark Hodge all of Louisville, Mississippi; her sister, Mearl McArthur of Bay Springs, Mississippi; her sister-in-law, Mary Darby and husband, Paul of Noxapater, Mississippi; and her brother-in-law, Roger Hodge and wife, Joanne, of Greenwood, Mississippi. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Dana Carr and husband, Jason, Brandi Provias and husband, Tony, and Robin Holt and husband, Danny; as well as eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hodge was preceded in death by her husband, Durant Hodge; her parents; her son, Roger Hodge; her great-grandson, Joseph Jackson; three brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers were David McArthur, D. A. Richardson, Johnnie Richardson, John Walter Darby, Paul Darby, Jr., and Greg Phelps.

The family requests that memorials be given to Palmer Home for Children, P. O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703 or to The Baptist Children’s Village, c/o Mark Mathis, 1159 Pickett Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

Arrangements were 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

Mr. Howard Cecil Ray

Mr. Howard Cecil Ray, 87, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Visitation was at Flower Ridge United Methodist Church in Louisville, Mississippi, on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Funeral services were held at Flower Ridge Church at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday with Rev. Larry Haggard and Rev. Scarlet Sheppard officiating. Interment will be in Flower Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born on December 11, 1925, Mr. Ray was a member of Flower Ridge United Methodist Church. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Delta State University and his Master’s degree from Mississippi State University. He was a retired school superintendent in Immokalee, Florida. He answered the call of his country by serving in the United States Navy during World War II.

Mr. Ray is survived by his son, Ted Randall Roebuck of Immokalee, Florida; two grandchildren, Joshua Wade Roebuck and Amanda Jean Roebuck Paul and husband, Matthew; one great-grandchild, Ella Roebuck; and by his sister-in-law, Mary Darby and husband, Paul, of Noxapater, Mississippi.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Mae Ray; his parents, R. F. and Mary Lee Hodges Ray; and his brother, Tabor Ray.

Memorials may be given to Flower Ridge United Methodist Church, c/o Lynda Reed, 1841 Enon Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS handled the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY