Obituaries

Mr. Larry L. Swindle January 18, 2013 Memorial services for Mr. Larry L. Swindle, 69, were held Sunday January 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm at CFH Chapel in Ackerman.

A native of Ackerman Mr. Swindle was a truck driver. He was born in Choctaw County on January 4, 1944 and died in Choctaw County Nursing Home at Ackerman, MS on Friday January 18, 2013.

Survivors are one son Jared Swindle of Sturgis, two daughters, Sophis Avery of Couer D Alene, ID and Wendy Bowen of Tuscaloosa AL., two brothers, Billy Swindle and Gene Swindle both of Ackerman, two sisters; Gaye Jones of Sturgis and Carol Robinson of Ackerman, MS, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Coleman Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Danny Larry Morgan January 19, 2013 Funeral services for Mr. Danny Larry Morgan, 63, were held Wednesday January 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Ackerman. Rev. Jerry Lawson officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery near McCool, MS

A native of Richland, MS. Mr. Morgan was a buyer at Khulman Elertic.. He was born in Choctaw County on May 10, 1949 and died at St Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS on Saturday January 19, 2013.

Survivors are, two daughters, Angela Morgan of Brandon and Pamela Schoggen of Clinton, MS; two sisters; Beth Boggan and Martha Wilson both of Ackerman, MS and two grandchildren.

Family suggest memorial be made to Mississippi State University Foundation.

Coleman Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. John “Buck” Reed, Jr. Mr. John “Buck” Reed, Jr., 76, of Noxapater, Mississippi, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013, at the Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at the Hight Assembly of God Church with Rev. Toby Halfacre officiating. Interment will be in Hight Assembly of God Church Cemetery in Noxapater.

Born on November 25, 1936, Mr. Reed attended Hight Assembly of God Church. He was retired from Taylor Machine Works where he worked in the Maintenance Department.

Mr. Reed is survived by his sister, Susie Kelley of Noxapater, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were Shane Kelley, Larry Duran, and John McKinnion.

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

Mr. Harold Rutledge Graveside services for Mr. Harold Rutledge was held at 11 AM Monday, January 21, 2013 from Serenity Gardens Cemetery in Theodore, AL with military honors. Rev. Harold McInnis officiated. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Harold Rutledge, 74, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013 at his residence. He has lived in the Sandtown Community for the past 12 years. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. Mr. Rutledge did air conditioning and heating maintenance. He was a member of Sardis Baptist Church.

Mr. Rutledge is survived by his wife, Annie Rutledge of Phila, MS; father and step-mother, Roy A. Rutledge and Lannis Rutledge; daughter, Annette Lavinskey of Grand Bay, AL; son, Donald Rutledge of Grand Bay, AL; sisters, Geraldine Goforth of Phila, MS, Carla Yates of Noxapater, MS and Sharon Thomas of Grand Bay, AL; brother, Paul Rutledge of Dalesville, MS; (3) grandchildren; (3) great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Patti Jean Blair

Mrs. Patti Jean Blair, 58, died Wednesday, January 15, 2013, at the University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 18th, at Porter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Hill and Mr. Mike Fuller officiating. Interment was in Whitehall Cemetery.

Mrs. Blair was born September 6, 1954, in Louisville. She was employed at Wal-Mart and was a member of West End Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Inez Fuller Ball and Charles L. “Pat” Ball. She is survived by her husband, Rex Blair of Louisville; a daughter, Beth Wall of Louisville; step-daughter, Jennifer Carter of Louisville; a son, James Blair of Louisville; a brother, Steve Ball of Louisville; and five grandchildren, Channing Wall, Jaden Blair, Tori Blair, Jenna Whitman, and Kaden Stapleton.

Pallbearers were Steven Metts, Dustin Ladd, Kevin Palmer, Stevie Ball, Chas Ball, and Ryan Egger. Honorary pallbearers were Gus Papalambros, Burbon Wilson, Chuckie Dempsey, Buddy Rogers, Carl Flake, Ronnie Flake, Danny Fuller, and Robby Fuller.

Memorials may be made to Whitehall Cemetery Fund. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfunerallhome.net. PAID OBITUARY

Kathleen Norris Kemp

Services for Kathleen Norris Kemp were held Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. from Noxapater Baptist Church with Rev. Trent Bilbo officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Noxapater. McClain-Hays Funeral Home of Philadelphia, MS was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Kemp, 86, of Noxapater, died Friday, January 18, 2013 at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville She was a native of the Dixon community in Neshoba County but had been a resident of Noxapater since the late 50’s. She had formerly worked as an x-ray technician at Neshoba County General Hospital and later at Winston County Community Hospital. She operated Noxapater Hardware and Gifts with her husband for a number of years. Mrs. Kemp was a member of Noxapater Baptist Church. She was a former member of Noxapater Garden Club.

Survivors include her sons, William (Patty) Johnson of Louisville and Johnny (Cheryl) Johnson of Mendenhall; stepsons, Jimmy (Peggy) Kemp of Noxapater and Randy (Cindy) Kemp of Meridian; grandchildren, Michael Johnson, Todd Johnson, Chris Johnson, Brad Johnson, Emily McClain and Julie Shivers; great-grandchildren, Hunter Johnson, Madison Greer, Meredith McClain, Hutch McClain, Kathleen Bess McClain, Trip Johnson, Lane Johnson and Maggie Johnson; sister, Lynn (Scotty) Anthony of Dixon; brothers, Cotton (Peggy) Lofton of Hattiesburg, Pat Lofton of Laurel, and Kermit (Faye) Lofton of Madden and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Mrs. Kemp was preceded in death by her husbands, Willard Johnson, Hamlet Barnes and Hosea Kemp; sister, Helen Stodghill and brothers, Earl Lofton and A. G. Lofton.

Pallbearers were Chris Johnson, Brad Johnson, Todd Johnson, Guy McClain, Jeremy Shivers and Michael Johnson. PAID OBITUARY

Edward C. Waldron, Sr.

Edward C. Waldron, Sr., age 87, entered into the joy of his Lord on Saturday, January 19. Funeral services were conducted at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville at 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 22. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Edward Waldron was preceded in death by his parents; and by his brother and sister.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Virginia Willard Waldron; and by his four children, sons, Edward, Jr. (Linda) and Charles (Dianne), and daughters, Carolyn Reese (Bill) and Kathy Goudelock (George). He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Alison Whitney (Chandler), Jennie Caperton (Roger), Mary Esther Slater (Steven), Virginia Lyerly, Lindsey Lyerly (Meredith), John Goudelock (Michelle), Clare Goudelock Steele (Andy), Mark Goudelock, Philip Waldron, Vance Waldron (Kala), Adam Waldron (Erin) and Carrie Waldron; and by 15 great grandchildren. He is further survived by his niece, Cary Brown (Bruce), and their daughter, Tiffany; and his brother-in-law, Harry Willard (Daisy); and several cousins.

Edward Waldron was a native of Babson Park, Florida, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Louisville. He also served as an elder in several Presbyterian churches through the years and immediately prior to moving to Louisville was a member of the Fellowship Presbyterian Church in Newport, TN. In addition, he proudly served his country as a member of the US Army Air Force and US Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

For much of his career, Edward Waldron was a principal in Waldron Grove Service, Davie, FL, completing his career in citrus as a fruit buyer for Tropicana Products, Bradenton, FL.

Edward Waldron was a devoted follower of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and a loving and godly husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. The family wishes to extend their special thanks to Dr. Sam Suttle and to the staffs of the Winston County Nursing Home and Medical Center for their dedicated care, and also to Rev. Scott Phillips, First Presbyterian Church, Brother Mike Childs, First United Methodist Church, and to the men’s visitation team from Poplar Flats Baptist Church for their warm friendship and faithful ministry and Christian counsel.

Memorials may be made to the churches as listed or to the charity of the donor’s choice. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY

John Christopher Sullivan

John “Chris” Christopher Sullivan passed away on January 13, 2013. Chris was an Atlanta native born on June 2, 1975 to Jerry and Faye Sullivan. To his family and friends, Chris was loyal, generous and the source of much joy and laughter. Chris had an infectious smile and a warm embrace for each and every person that he met. When you met Chris you made a new friend. His enthusiasm for life and his love for those people, places and things that mattered most were unwavering. An avid sports fan, Chris was a die-hard loyalist to the Georgia Bulldogs. He was passionate about those things that he enjoyed – traveling abroad, running, snow skiing, cooking, lobster fishing in the Florida Keys, and midnight rafting down the Chattahoochee. There was never a mountain too high or a slope to steep for Chris. He was committed to everything that he ventured and was joyful in the attempt.

Chris’s greatest passion was reserved for his wife, Kristin and their two children, Llewellyn and Phillip. He was a devoted husband who loved nothing more than making his wife smile. And, Kristin smiled a lot when she was with Chris. As a father, Chris gave endlessly and was absolute in his love. For Llewellyn and Phillip, he was the shoulder to cry on, the playmate rolling around on the floor and the steady and constant hand letting them know that everything would be OK.

Chris graduated from The Lovett School in 1993 and from the University of Georgia, Terry College Business in 1999 earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing. Chris went on to earn a certificate of golf course management from the Universidad Europa de Madrid, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech College of Management and, in 2012, a certificate of hotel revenue management from Cornell University.

Professionally, Chris began his career at Trial Golf in Madrid, Spain serving as the English program director and translator. He then joined Reynolds Plantation, and the InterContinental Hotel Group. Chris was most recently with NAVIS as a system consultant.

Chris was preceded in death by his father, Philip (Flip) Sullivan; and is survived by his loving wife, Kristin Epting Sullivan; his children Llewellyn ( 2 ½ years old ) and Phillip ( 2 weeks old); his mother, Faye Sullivan; sister, Sally Sullivan Nicodemus; brother-in- law, Tommy Nicodemus; Father-in-law, Joseph M. Epting; Mother-in-law, Nancy Godwin Epting; brother-in-law, Joe Epting; and Sister-in-law, Kelly Morgan Epting.

A memorial service will be held on January 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Atlanta, Ga. Memorials may be made to the Sullivan Children Scholarship Fund at Wells Fargo Bank or by mail to PO Box 230 Irmo, SC 29063. PAID OBITUARY