Obituaries

Mr. Charles Bradford “Brad” Murphy January 7, 2013 Funeral services for Charles Bradford “Brad” Murphy, 57, were held at 2 p.m. on January 13, 2013 at Coleman Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Irvin officiating. Burial followed in Enon Cemetery.

A native of Choctaw County, Mr. Murphy was a member of Ackerman Baptist Church in Ackerman, MS. He died Monday, January 7, 2013 at his residence.

Survivors include daughters; Dawn Dean, and Amber Murphy Fulce of Ackerman, MS and Jade Miller of Brandon, MS; a brother, Ken Murphy of Ackerman, MS. He also had 4 grandchildren.

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

Mr. Johnnie W. Jackson Thursday, January 3, 2013 Funeral Services for Mr. Johnnie W. Jackson, 91, were held at 12:00 noon.. Saturday January 12, 2013, Friendship M. B. C. Rev. Willie M. Williams officiated. Burial followed in Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Mr. Jackson died in Atlanta Georgia.He was born September 2, 1921 in Noxubee County and retired from Sturgis Lumber Company. He was member of Friendship M. B Church.

Survivors are his wife Hattie Jackson of Louisville, one daughter; Etta Sykes of Atlanta Georgia ; one son Johhny Jr. Jackson of Louisville; eleven sisters, Lula Teague, Susie Jackson, Norma Triplett and Catherine Triplett all of Louisville, Annie Pearl Wells and Willie Mae Wells both of Brooksville, Ora Lee Seals of Cleveland Phio, Ruthie Mae Williams and Vatarine Smith of Columbus Ohio, three brother Charlie Lee Jackson of St. Louis Mo, David Jackson of Columbus, MS and Harvey Jackson of Louisville, and a host of nieces, nephews and ther relatives.

Williams & Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

Mrs. Mary Welch Wednesday, January 9, 2013 Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Welch, 80, were held at 12:00 noon.. Friday January 11, 2013, Friendship M. B. Church , Gholson, MS. Rev. James Sheffield officiated. Burial followed in the church Cemetery.

Mrs. Welch died at Louisville Healthcare in Louisville. She was a homemaker and a member of Friendship M. B Church in Gohlson. She was a native of Dekalb, MS and was born December 17, 1932.

Survivors are seven daughters; Mary Gandy, Rock Island, IL., Callie Clark and Mamie Clark both of Louisvillie, Freddie Welch of Dekalb,MS Frances McDaniel of Okolona, MS., Brenda Brandon of Plantersville, MS and Sharon Johnson of Preston, MS., one step daughter Lisa Gordon, one son; Calvin Parks of Okolona, MS , five step sons Cranford, Rickey, Virgil Jr. Darren and Keith seventeen grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and ther relatives.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements

Mrs. Nellie Jane Smith Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Funeral Services for Mrs. Nellie Jane Smith, 60, were held at 2:00 p. m. Saturday January 12 2013, Reform M. B. Church , Reform, MS. Rev. James A. Boyd officiated. Burial followed in the church Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith died at The Specialty Hospital in Meridian, MS. She was born in Reform, MS April 7, 1952, a homemaker and a member of Reform Chapel M. B Church in Reform, MS..

Survivors are one daughter; Nicole Ramsey of Ackerman, MS., two sons; Mark Smith of Ackerman,MS and Michael Smith of Kosciusko, MS., three Sisters Lola Gladeny of St. Louis, Mo., Voila Cork and Margaret Jenkins both of Ackerman, MS two brothers Earnest L. Thompkins abd Sam Jenkins both of Ackerman, MS., six grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and ther relatives.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements

Ms. Mary E. Smith Funeral services for Ms. Mary E. Smith were held at 11 AM Sat., Jan. 12, 2013 from Mt. Olive Baptist Church in the Stephenstown Community with Rev. Rocky Harrison & Rev. John Stephens officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Smith passed away on Wed., Jan. 9, 2013 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, MS. She lived in the Deemer Community most of her life. She was retired from U.S. Electrical Motors. Ms. Smith enjoyed working in her yard and garden. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in the Stephenstown Community.

Ms. Smith is survived by her son, Jimmy Smith of Brookhaven, MS; sister, Dorothy Criddle of Phila, MS; (8) grandchildren; (5) great- grandchildren; host of nieces & nephews.

Pallbearers were Bryan Griffin, Jeff Trapp, Joe Beckham, Thurman Chunn, Ed Beckham, Dylan Griffin, Ronnie Smith, Keith McCrory, Buddy Beckham, Billy Chunn and Randy Martinez.

Mr. Frank M. Livingston

Mr. Frank M. Livingston, 72, died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Boyington Nursing Home in Gulfport, MS. Funeral services were held at 1:30 P.M. Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Doug Jones and Rev. Ray Greenwood officiating. Interment was in Union Ridge Cemetery in Noxapater, MS.

Mr. Livingston was born May 9, 1940, in Winston County, MS. He was retired from Taylor Machine Works, and was a member of South Louisville Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Greenwood Livingston of Gulfport, MS; his daughter, Deborah Ann (David) Sterling of Gulfport, MS; one sister, Doris L. Edwards of Warren, MI; three grandchildren, Jody] Haggard (Russell) Stanley, Beau (Amanda) Sterling, and Brandy S. Pogue; and five great grandchildren, Liam Stanley, Mackenzie Sterling, Tanner Sterling, Mason Pogue, and Landon Pogue.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eula Lampkin Livingston and Tom Livingston.

Pallbearers were David Sterling, Beau Sterling, Russell Stanley, Stan Edwards, Tim Edwards, and Carl Higginbotham. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Jones, Don Greenwood, Dwayne Greenwood, O.V. Hull, and Bill Gates III.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org. To sign the guest book, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY

Mr. Wade Fuller Heath

Mr. Wade Fuller Heath, 82, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Tony Proctor and Rev. Mike Dowd officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Heath was born September 6, 1930. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Louisville. Mr. Heath retired from I. C. G. Railroad as a Railroad Car Man. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U. S. Navy.

Mr. Heath is survived by his wife, Sue Pearson Heath, of Louisville. He is also survived by three daughters, Sharon Heath of Louisville, Millie Slay and husband, Scotty, of Clinton, Mississippi, and Glenda Dempsey of Philadelphia, Mississippi; his son, Ted Heath; and his sister, Mildred Coggins of Tupelo, Mississippi. Mr. Heath has four grandchildren, Amanda Eekhoff, Jennifer Heath, Lisa Addy, and Michelle Delahanty; and five great-grandchildren, Brexton Hale, Grace Addy, Jonathan Addy, Marissa Eckoff, and Marley Eckoff.

He was preceded in death by his son, Wade Harvey Heath; his parents, Wade and Mildred Carr Heath; and his brother, Drexel Heath.

Serving as pallbearers were Andrew Barnes, Roland Barnes, Marc Eekhoff, David Addy, and Zane Facemire.

Memorials may be given to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. 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

Mrs. Mildred Spears

Mrs. Mildred Spears, 90, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Boatner officiating. Interment followed in Spears Family Cemetery.

Born on April 4, 1922, Mrs. Spears was a member of Bethlehem Pentecostal Church, and she was a homemaker.

Mrs. Spears is survived by four daughters, Reba C. Edwards (Lamar), Retha Ann Black (Charlie L.), Linda Joyce Purvis all of Louisville, and Eldean Richardson (Sid) of Raleigh, Mississippi; and two sons, Garvis McCoy Spears (Rhonda) of Braxton, Mississippi, and Derral Spears (Wendy) of Philadelphia, Mississippi. She is also survived by three sisters, Wanda Ray of Sebastopol, Mississippi, Nelda Watts of McCool, Mississippi, and Myrna Sue Sherock of Union, Mississippi; and two brothers, Jay Ray Williamson (Sharon) of Houston, Texas, and George Williamson, Jr. (Mary) of Philadelphia. She has 172 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Mervin Lee Spears; three sons, Edmond L. Spears, Dorvis Earl Spears, and George Nathan Spears; one daughter, Hattie Delene Spears; a grandson, Ronnie Dale White; her parents, George and Hattie Gentry Williamson; three sisters; and two brothers.

Serving as pallbearers were Charlie Black, Jr., Don Edwards, Daniel Edwards, David Edwards, Johnny Watts, James Fortner, Noah Trombley, and Sid Richardson, Jr.

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

Mrs. Christine Jones Presley

Mrs. Christine Jones Presley, 78, died Monday, January 7, 2013, at her home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 10th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Trent Jaudon and Rev. Jason Gross officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Presley was born July 19, 1934, in Philadelphia, MS. She was a homemaker and a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Liddie Irons Jones and Hubert Jones; three sisters, Kathleen Brantley, Martha Murphy, and Molly Jones; and two brothers, Wilbert Jones, and Mitchell Jones.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Sherman Presley of Louisville, MS; one daughter, Linda (Terry) Holder of Louisville, MS; two sons, Ron (Cindy) Presley of New Hebron, MS, and Don (Nancy) Presley of Baldwyn, MS; one sister, Shirley Little of Madison, MS; four brothers, Walter Jones of Philadelphia, MS, Bobby Jones of Florence, MS, Calvin Jones of Milton, NY, and Jerry Jones of Ocean City, MD; five grandchildren, Allison Caston, Amy Treon, Stephanie Fuller, Mary Presley, and Alexandra Presley; and one great grandchild, Ava Caston.

Pallbearers were Bill Nance, Scotty Nance, Woody Nance, Johnny Fanning, Dr. Harry Cosby, and Ed Gresham. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Deanie Barnhill Shumaker

Mrs. Deanie Barnhill Shumaker, 72, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Golden Triangle Hospital in Columbus, Mississippi. Visitation was at Lowndes Funeral Home in Columbus, Mississippi, on Sunday, January 6, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. Visitation was also held at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Monday, January 7, 2013, from 12 p.m. until service time. Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Hawkins officiating. Interment followed in Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born on August 21, 1940, Mrs. Shumaker was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Columbus, Mississippi, and she was a homemaker.

Mrs. Shumaker is survived by three daughters, Lesa Zeller and husband, Dan, of Warner Robins, Georgia, Lana Van Houten of Millbrook, Alabama, and Samantha Rushing and husband, Marc, of Columbus, Mississippi. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Chris Van Houten, Brian Zeller, Mandie Hurst, Makenzie Rushing and Caitlin Rushing; three great-grandchildren, Jaydyn Hurst, Kirean Hurst, and Greyson Hurst; and one sister, Margaret Johnson and husband, Olen, of Louisville, Mississippi.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Sammy Shumaker; her parents, Walter D. and Alma Smith Barnhill; three brothers, Max Barnhill, Thaddeus Barnhill, and Eddie Barnhill; and by one sister, Ruth Deen.

Serving as pallbearers were Chris Van Houten, Brian Zeller, Ronnie Shumaker and Scott Barnhill, Turner Barnhill, Rylon Thompson, Danny Miles, and Nathan Goodin.

Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS handled the arrangements.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY

Virginia Patterson Carlisle Ackerman, MS

Virginia P. Carlisle, 94, went to be with the Lord on January 9, 2013. Funeral services were held at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, on January 12, 2013, at 11:00 AM, with visitation preceding the service at 10:00 AM. Reverend Alex Coblentz officiated. Interment followed the service at Enon Cemetery.

She was born on December 23, 1918, in French Camp, Mississippi, and was received into the Weir Presbyterian Church in August of 1927 by the late L.A. Beckman, Jr. Mrs. Carlisle lived in Ackerman but was a lifelong resident of Choctaw County. She was a member of French Camp Presbyterian Church.

A beloved homemaker, Mrs. Carlisle was also a poet and an historian. Mrs. Carlisle privately published poetry books and a historical record of Choctaw County titled Ye Olde Scrapbook: A Portrait of Choctaw County before the World Changed. Mrs. Carlisle was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved nature and was an avid gardener.

Mrs. Carlisle was preceded in death by her parents, William F. Patterson and Snowflake Bowie Patterson; her brother, Wallace Patterson; her husband, Jack B. Carlisle; and her daughter, Virginia Ann Carlisle.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Lee Bowen of Jackson, MS; her daughter, Jacquelyn (Steve) Evans of Blairsville, GA; her son, William T. Carlisle (Vickki) of Ackerman, MS; her grandchildren, Scott (Edie) Evans, Kimberly (Craig) Coghlan, Jack Carlisle, and Leslie Evans; her great grandson, Will Evans; and nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Scott Evans, Jack Carlisle, Craig Coghlan, Kenny Clark, Billy Prewitt, and Larry Littlejohn. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Dobbs, Donald Nunn, Lewis Ward, John Robert Cockrell, T.L. Bowie, and James Neal Henderson.

Though she will be deeply missed by all who knew her, Mrs. Carlisle’s family celebrates her homecoming with the Lord and the family who preceded her into the kingdom of heaven. Her enchanting smile, persistent determination, and loving nature will live on in the many memories her family holds dear.

Memorials can be made to French Camp Presbyterian Church. To sign the family registry, visit www.colemanfuneral.com. PAID OBITUARY