Obituaries

Mrs. Bobbie Jean Veazey December 27, 2012 Funeral services for Bobbie Jean Veazey, 80, were held at 11 a.m. on December 29, 2012 at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Ackerman with Rev. Curtis Guess officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near Weir.

Ms. Veazey was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. She died on December 27, 2012 at Pioneer Community Hospital in Ackerman.

Survivors include sons Alan Write Edmonds; Tony Nathaniel Edmonds and Stepson; Charles Elwyn Veazey and Step Daughters, Linda Sue Nevens and Brenda K. Stone; brother, James “Bubba” Weeks of Weir, MS and a sister, Wilma Steed of Indianola, MS. Ms. Veazey also had numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Family suggest Memorials be made to Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Weir.

Mrs. Mary Montez Reece December 23, 2012 Funeral Services for Mary Montez Reece, 82, were held at 11 a.m., December 27, 2012 at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Atkinson officiating. Burial followed in South Union Methodist Church Cemetery near Ackerman.

Ms. Reece was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. Ms. Reece died on Sunday, December 23, 2012.

Survivors include a son; James Reece of Grenada, MS; son, John Reece of Weir, MS; and son, Tommy Reece of Starkville, MS. a brother and sister, Wayne King and Gloria King, both of Weir, MS. Ms. Reece also had 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the guest registry, visit www.colemanfuneral.com.

Mrs. Willie Mae Blackwood December 25, 2012 Willie Mae Blackwood, 88, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at the Union County Health and Rehab in New Albany, MS. She was born June 23, 1924 to Tommie Lou Black Collier and Plezie Collier in Choctaw County.

Services were 11 AM, Friday, December 28, 2012 in the chapel of Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Bro. Rob Faulk officiated and burial was in Enon Cemetery.

She served as Election Commissioner for many years and owned and operated Blackwood’s Grocery in Ackerman, MS. She also managed Fentress Grocery for many years. She was a faithful member of Chester Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Sarah Frances Stacy of New Albany; two sons, Alvin Reed McHan, Jr. of Hernando and Douglas Allen McHan of Ackerman; one brother, James Collier of Ackerman; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.To sign the guest registry, visit www.colemanfuneral.com.

Mr. Earnest Stevenson Mr. Earnest “Spark Plug” Stevenson, 85, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Thursday, December 27, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012, at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church with Rev. Roger Griffin officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Born on August 15, 1927, Mr. Stevenson was a member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church. He was a retired school bus driver for Choctaw County Schools. Mr. Stevenson is survived by four daughters: Sherry Burton of Louisville, Mississippi; Shelia Burton of McCool; Gena Stevenson of Madison; and Sylvia Reed also of Louisville; and two sons, Kenny Stevenson; and Stevie Stevenson all of McCool. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Floyd Morgan, Steve Hodges, Mutt Mayo, Leon Stevenson, and Chris Stevenson and Son Vowell. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com..

Mrs. Brenda Sue Fortenberry Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda Sue Clark Fortenberry will be held at 10 AM Saturday, December 29, 2012 from John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Lloyd Adcock and Rev. Albert Reid officiating and Rev. Wilson Hughes officiating the graveside service. Interment was in Macedonia Revival Center.

Mrs. Fortenberry, 70, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Choctaw Residential Center. She lived in the Arlington Community most of her life before going into the nursing home. Her occupation was working in garment factories. She enjoyed reading, sewing and cooking. She was a member of Edinburg United Pentecostal Church.

Mrs. Fortenberry is survived by her husband, Rev. Wendell Holmes Fortenberry of Philadelphia; mother, Mildred Adell Clark of Philadelphia; sons, JohnPatrick Fortenberry of Philadelphia and Gregory Holmes Fortenberry of Philadelphia; sisters, Nell Stanley of Owensboro, KY and Kathy Whitehead of Belzoni, MS; (4)grandchildren; (2)great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Terry Fortenberry, Dewayne Stanley, Brian Wooten, John Billingsly, Jeremy Fortenberry, Steven Fortenberry, Josh Yeager and Brandon Stubblefield.

Mr. David Graham Funeral services for Mr. David Graham were held at 10 AM Thursday, December 27, 2012 from First Church of God on Columbus Avenue with Rev. Keith Hall officiating.Interment was in MS Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Newton, MS with military honors.

Mr.Graham, 78, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012 at his residence. He was a U.S. Army veteran with 36 years combined service. Mr. Graham was a member of First Church of God.

Mr. Graham is survived by his wife, Faye Graham of Philadelphia; daughters, Deborah Stamps of Mabank, TX, Cheryl Ann Cook of Rowlett, TX and Sonji Kay Walker of Pleasant Grove, Utah; sisters, Lola Mae Talley of Tuscaloosa, AL and Betty Sue Gray of Covington, KY; brother, Cecil Ray Graham of Prattville, AL; (5) grandchildren; (4) great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Wesley Graham, Ashley Graham, Scott Graham, Richard Adams, Dean Johnson, Mike Lewis and Zachary Cassel.

Ms. Elnora Kirkwood Funeral Services for Ms. Elnora Kirkwood were held at 2 p.m. Sunday December 23. 2012 at Weir Chapel M. B. Church in Weir, MS, with interment in Mill Springs Cemetery with Rev. Roy Williams officiating.

Ms. Kirkwood 75, passed away Tuesday December 18, 2012 at her home in Ackerman, MS . She was born September 27, 1937 and lived in Ackerman, MS and was a homemaker and a member of Weir Chapel M. B. Church

Surviving relatives are three daughters; Gloria Curtis of Ackerman, MS., Delois K. Miller of Knightdale, NC., and Alfrita Simmons of Upper Marlboro, MD; three sons Eli Bryant of Cedar Hill TX., Roy Kirkwood of Weir, MS ., and Alfred Kirkwood of Hagerstown, MD.; three sisters Annie Baldwin and Dorotha Dear both of Ackerman, MS and Dorothy Darden of Lawton, OK four brothers Troy Bryant of Alexandra, LA., William Bryant, Jr. and Rev. Donald Bryant both of Ackerman, MS and Wendell Bryant of Dallas TX; seventeen grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Beck Funeral Homes of Louisville was in charge of arrangements

Mr. Alvin Savior Funeral Services for Mr. Alvin Savior were held at 1 p.m. Saturday December 29. 2012 at Springhill M. B. Church in Louisville, MS ., with interment in the church Cemetery with Rev. Joe Shumaker officiating.

Mr. Savior 57, passed away Saturday December 22, 2012 at Winston Medical Center, Louisville MS . He was born March 23, 1955 and lived in Louisville, MS and was a labor and a member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church

Surviving relatives are four sisters Stormie Taylor of Sequin TX., Ruth Tabron and Mary Grisby both of Cleveland OH., and Hilda Eichelberger of Louisville, MS four brothers Albert Savior of Kayt, TX William Savior and Joe Savior both of Sequin TX, and Prentess Savior of Cleveland OH eight grandchildren, six God children and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Beck Funeral Homes of Louisville was in charge of arrangements

Mr. Essie “Buddy Boy” Chandler Jr Funeral Services for Mr. Essie “Buddy Boy” Chandler JR were held at 12 noon. Saturday December 29. 2012 at Mt Carmel M. B. Church in Louisville, MS . with interment in the church Cemetery with Rev. Jack Vaughn officiating.

Mr. Chandler JR 83, passed away Monday December 24, 2012 at his home in Macon, MS . He was born April 25, 1929 and lived in Macon, MS and was a retired farmer and a member of Mt Carmel M.B. Church where he was a deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, Choir Director and Treasure. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving relatives are his wife Ethel Chandler of Macon, Three daughters Ruth Hopkins of Brooksville, MS and Ruthie Davis and Maggie Hariston both of Macon, MS. nine sons; Essie Chandler Lucious Chandler and Willie Chandler all of Columbus, MS., Aaron Chandler, Jimmie Chandler, Maxi Chandler, Donald Chandler, Tommie Chandler and David Chandler all of Macon, forty-one grandchildren forty-seven great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Williams & Hampton Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Catherine McGahey Smyth

Mrs. Catherine McGahey Smyth, 93, died Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville. Funeral services were held at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 26th, at Louisville Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Sandra Sisson and Rev. Chris Kiepe officiating. Interment was in Masonic Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Smyth was born October 25, 1919, in Winston County, MS. She was a graduate and valedictorian of Bond High School. She was a founding member of Lake Tiak O’Khata Resort. She was an artist, and painted into her 90’s; and was an invited member of the American Society of Botanical Artists. She was a longtime member of Louisville Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Smyth; her parents, Ora Bell Kelley and W. C. McGahey; and a brother, C. C. “Lucky” McGahey. She is survived by a daughter, B. J. Kelleghan of Louisville; a son, Charles (Beverly) Smyth of Louisville; three grandchildren, Leslie Charles Smyth, Catherine Kelleghan McGee, and Lee Smyth; and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Moe Yarbrough, Charley McCool, Jeff Fulton, Max McGee, David Wilson, Sonny White, Henry Brandt, and Tony Wilder. Memorials may be made to Louisville Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 506, Louisville, MS, 39339.

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Larry Paul Sones Brandon, MS

Larry Paul Sones, 70, of Brandon, died December 26, 2012. A Memorial Service was held at 11am. on Sat. Dec. 29, 2012 at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS with visitation being held prior to the service from 9 am.-10:45 am.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Sones of Eupora.

Honorary Pallbearers were his sons, Mitch Sones, Michael Sones, and Will Sones; his sons-in-law, Troy Nunn and Rob Ormsby and his nephews, Paul Sones and Brian Woodruff.

Larry was an Alpha Tau Omega at Mississippi State University and member of the School of Architecture’s first graduating class. He practiced architecture for over 35 years and owned Larry Sones, Architects. Although he built and designed a variety of commercial buildings, his specialty was houses of worship. He loved his work and serving his Lord. Larry was an active member of First Assembly of God in Jackson.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kathy Woodruff Sones; three sons, Mitchell, Michael, and Will Sones; three daughters, Kelly Ormsby, Kimberly Nunn, and Deanna Sones; and brother Pete Sones, of Daphne, Alabama. Larry has seven grandchildren, Precious Sones, Hannah and Emily Abdou, Ian Ormsby, and Olivia, Tyler, and Stella Nunn.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the 147 Million Orphans Foundation, www.147millionorphans.org or PO box 229 Brentwood, TN, 37204.

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Mrs. Elsie Fulgham

Mrs. Elsie Fulgham, 67, passed away on December 23, 2012, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation was Wednesday, December 26, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, December 27, 2012, with Rev. Justin Wilcher officiating. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Fulgham was born on June 25, 1945, to James B. and Ina Mae Chamblee Jackson. She was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church and she enjoyed volunteering through the Hospital Auxiliary in the Gift Shop at Winston Medical Center. She worked at Community Counseling Services in Program Assistance.

She is survived by her two daughters, Amanda Cornett of Louisville, Mississippi, and Misty Thompson and husband, Brian, of Novi, Michigan; her son, Tommy Fulgham and wife, Tammy; her mother, Ina Mae Jackson all of Louisville; and two brothers, Jimmy Jackson and wife, Helen Marie, also of Louisville, and Jeff Jackson and wife, Wanda, of Winfield, Alabama. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Katy and Ben Thompson, Tyler Burnham, and Trent Fulgham; as well as three nephews, one niece, five great-nieces, and one great-nephew.

Mrs. Fulgham was preceded in death by her father, James B. Jackson.

Pallbearers will be Courtney Fondren, Scott Jackson, Gregg Jackson, Rusty Foster, Tim Luke and Joey Eubanks. The family requests that memorials be given to The Melanoma Research Foundation, P. O. Box 759329, Baltimore, MD 21275-9329.

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. Pete Arnold

Mr. Pete Arnold, 74, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Thursday, December 27, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Halfacre and Rev. Arthur Eichelberger officiating. Interment was in Sardis Cemetery.

Born on June 21, 1938, Mr. Arnold was a member of First Apostolic Church of Louisville. He was a businessman and enjoyed his career as a real estate professional. He was a member of the Mississippi Real Estate Commission and he answered the call of his country by serving in the United States Navy in the Post Korean and the Vietnam Wars.

Pete is survived by wife of 50 years, Patricia “Pat” Arnold of Louisville; his daughter, Teresa Hazel Fovel and husband, David, of Rochester, New York; and two sons, Ralph Arnold and wife, Georgia, of Elkmont, Alabama, and Aaron H. Arnold of Louisville. He is also survived by two sisters, Rose M. Hollingsworth of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Hazel James and husband, Mike, of Lakewood, California; and three brothers, Gerald Rivera and wife, Angela, Hal M. Arnold and wife, Laurie, and Danny Arnold and wife, Carolyn, all of Louisville. Pete has four grandchildren, Christopher Fovel, Samantha Fovel, Gregory Fovel, and Timothy Fovel; as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Luz Almodovar Rivera.

Pallbearers was Kevin Carter, Christian Allen, Chris Sullivan, Leo Hathorn, Tony Pelayo, and Philip Aman.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be given to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas TX 75284-0692.

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