Obituaries

Ms. Nellie Sue Edwards February 6, 2013 Funeral services for Nellie Sue Edwards, 82, were held at 11 a.m. on February 8, 2013 at Ackerman Church of God with Revs Greg Chamblee and Bill Taylor officiating. Burial followed in Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS. A native of Choctaw County, MS. Ms. Edwards was a retired cook. She was also a member of Ackerman Church of God. She died February 6, 2013 at Starkville Manor Nursing Home in Starkville, MS. Survivors include sons; Charles W. Edwards of Ackerman, MS, James Lloyd Edwards of West Memphis, Ark.; daughters; Cherrie Lee Salley of Ackerman, MS. Ms. Edwards also had 12 grandchildren. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman, MS was in charge of arrangements. If you would like to sign the family registry, visit www.colemanfuneral.com. Family suggests memorials be made to Ackerman Church of God. Mr. J.T. Tennyson Jan. 19, 2013 Services for Jack Tullos “J.T.” Tennyson, 20, of Eupora were held on Jan. 25, 2013, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with the Revs. Rob Faulk and Curtis Guess officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Tennyson was born Nov. 11, 1992, in Eupora. Mr. Tennyson graduated from Ackerman High School, where he played football and was a member of the FFA. He died Jan. 19, 2013, at Scott and White Trauma Center in Temple, Texas. Survivors include his parents James “Kooter” (Shelia) Tennyson of Eupora; five sisters, April Stringer of Raymond, Tina Elkins of West Point, Michelle Edwards of West Point, Shea Rosamond of Kosciusko and Danielle Tennyson of Eupora; four brothers, Jamie Tennyson of Washington, Jason Edwards of West Point, Wesley Tennyson of Eupora, and Derrick Tennyson of Clarkville, Tenn.; his grandmother, Ruby Stafford of West Point; and a host of nieces and nephews. Wise Funeral Home of Eupora, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Tom Miller February 1, 2013 Funeral services for Mr. Tom Miller, 76, were held at 12:00 p.m. February 9, 2013 at New Zion M. B. Church, Louisville. Burial followed in church cemetery. Rev. Thomas Neal officiated. A native of Louisville Mr. Miller was a laborer. He was born in Louisville August 15, 1936 and died in Chicago IL February 1, 2013. Mr. Miller was a member of New Promise Land M. B. Church in Chicago IL. He is survived by his wife, Jimmie Lois Miller; four daughters Sherby, Linda, Tammy and Sheree; seven sisters, Roberts, Mae Virgie, Zennie, Bernice, Ada, Mary and Blondean, one brother; Paul along with five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Beck Funeral Homes of Louisville was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Tommy Lee Carter January 30, 2013 Memorial services for Mr. Tommy Lee Carter, 67, were held at 2:00 p.m. February 9, 2013 at Beck Funeral Home Chapel Louisville. Elder Harvey Scott officiated. A native of Louisville Mr. Carter was a laborer. He was born in Louisville March 5, 1945 and died at Winston Medical Center January 30, 2013. He is survived by two daughters; Crystal N. Fulwiley of Louisville and Arches M. Lewis of Kosciusko, MS, three step daughters; Dianna Donald, Artedha Fulwiley and Eronda Graham all of Louisville, two sons Lowell Carter and Anthony Caters both of Kosciusko, MS, three sisters; Annie Miller of McCool, Dorothy Bowie and Marie Scott both of Weir, MS one brother Berlin Carter of Louisville and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Beck Funeral Homes of Louisville was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Terall Tremain Hughes January 31, 2013 Funeral services for Mr. Terall Tremain Hughes, 24,were held at 2:00 p.m. February 9, 2013 at Mount Bell M.B. Church, Louisville. With burial following in Oliver Cemetery, Dr. Anthony McIntosh officiated. A native of Louisville Mr. Hughes was a laborer. He was born in Louisville July 28, 1988 and died in Cleveland Ohio January 31, 2013. He is survived by his father Theodore Hughes and mother Newatha Hughes, one sister Tiffany Jernigan and one brother Theodric Hughes along with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Beck Funeral Homes of Louisville was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Chester Owens McGee Funeral services for Mr. Chester Owens McGee were held at 2 PM Friday, February 8, 2013 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John Stephens officiating. Interment was in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Chester Owens McGee, 70, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home in Union, MS. He was a farm laborer; Mr. McGee enjoyed singing and playing the guitar. He was a Baptist. He is survived by daughters, Carlene McAdory, Charlene Robins, Lola Cagle and Cathy Long; sons, Wendell McGee, James Long, Mary Jean Stamply and Genie McGee; (12) grandchildren. Mrs. Shirley Ann Talbert Funeral services for Mr. Shirley Ann Talbert will be held at 2 PM Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Bill Mangrum officiating. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Shirley Ann Talbert, 53, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013 at her residence. Her main interest in life was her children and grandchildren. She was Pentecostal. She is survived by daughter, Lisa Jones of Union; sons, Tommy Harris, Joseph Talbert, Michael Talbert, Anthony Talbert and Andrew “Dew” Talbert, all of Union; brothers, Charles Weeks, Tommy Weeks and Cooter Bates, all of Bolivar County, MS; (10) grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Ruthie Anne McCool (Feb 2, 2013-Feb 2, 2013) Ruthie Anne McCool, covenant child of Courtney and Joey McCool, was called home to be with her Lord on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Rev. Scott Phillips will officiate. In addition to her loving parents, Ruthie is survived by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley McCool, of Louisville, MS; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kent Jones of Birmingham, AL; her great grandparents, Mrs. Elaine Crowson Thompson, Louisville, Mrs. Jo Ann Jones, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harper, all of Birmingham; her aunts Cara McCool, Kelsey Jones, and Whitney Houser; and her precious cousins, Hannah and Jordyn. Memorials may be made to the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund @ Huntsville Hospital Foundation. 101 Sivley Road. Huntsville, AL 35801. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY Mrs. Jeannette Boutwell Garrigues Mrs. Jeannette Boutwell Garrigues, 96, died Thursday, February 7, 2013, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 9th, at Rocky Hill United Methodist Church, with Rev. Wayne Hill and Rev. Larry Haggard officiating. Interment was in Rocky Hill Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Garrigues was born April 10, 1916, in Waynesboro, MS. She was a homemaker, a former member of United Methodist Women, and a member of Rocky Hill United Methodist Church, where she played piano for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe M. Garrigues; and her parents, Callie Pylant and Samuel Boutwell. She is survived by her daughters, Sarah Garrigues of Louisville, MS, and Kay (Jimmy) Martin of Brandon, MS; her son, Robert (Jean) Garrigues of Gulfport, MS; four grandsons, Joey (Bonnie) Teichert, Grant Garrigues, Justin (Julie) Garrigues, and Brian Garrigues; and three great grandchildren, Lauren Teichert, Kade Teichert, and Jacob Garrigues. Pallbearers were Bobby Clark, Charles Clark, Joe Clark, Mike Cassell, Jim Mullins, Fred Nabers, Billy Boutwell, and Kade Teichert. Memorials may be made to Rocky Hill United Methodist Church, or the charity of your choice. To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY Billie Joyce Lowery Steed Ethel, MS Billie Joyce Lowery Steed, 81, a retired salesclerk, died Sunday, February 10, 2013 at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, MS. Visitation was Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko, MS. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Doty Springs Cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Rev. Walter Hines will officiate the services. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church and was the secretary for ten years. Survivors include son, Stephen Steed of Brandon, MS; daughters, Beverly Buzzerd of Ethel, MS and Pam Mayton (Jim) of Tuscaloosa, AL; grandchildren, Adam and Ava Mayton, Gabby Taylor, Meagan Buzzerd, Conner Steed, and Kaelyn Steed; great-grandchild, Carly Taylor; and sisters, Bonnie Boswell of Kosciusko, MS and Lois McGee of Winston County, MS. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Morris Lee “Pokie” Lowery and Morris Elwayne “Winnie” Steed; sisters, Jeanette Myers, Faye Manning, and Betty Adcock; brother, Leo Bennett; and parents, Dee Olan and Ethelene Shumaker Bennett. Memorials may be made to the Doty Springs Cemetery Fund or French Camp Academy. PAID OBITUARY Warren Earl Hummer Warren Earl Hummer, 96, went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 4, 2013. He died at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, following a brief illness. Mr. Hummer was born January 10, 1917, in Prairie Point, MS, the fourth child of Glen Edwin Hummer and Marry Helen Jackson Hummer. He graduated from Mashulaville High School and attended East Mississippi Junior College and Mississippi Southern College. After serving in the Air Force during World War II, he returned to the family farming operations in Prairie Point. On July 13, 1947, he married Edith Ware McLeod of Macon, MS, and they because the parents of three daughters. Farming was his occupation and his passion. In the early years, he worked alongside his father and brothers in the commercial bee business started by his grandfather, both producing honey and exporting bees all over the country. In addition to crop farming and tree farming, he also had a dairy farm and raised cattle. His main hobby was gardening, and he was known for sharing his abundant produce with friends and neighbors. Mr. Hummer was a member of the Noxubee County School Board for many years, serving as President for some time. He also served on the Soil and Water Conservation Board and was a member of the Noxubee Historical Society. He was a member of X-Prairie Methodist Church for many years, and later Independent Methodist Church, where he served as Board of Stewards. A man of strong convictions and firm beliefs, Mr. Hummer was soft-spoken and chose to lead by example. His life was testimony to the fact that happiness is grounded in faith in God and time spent with loved ones. He was a family man in the truest sense, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He lived in Prairie Point on the family land he cherished until 2003, when he and his wife moved to Louisville, MS to be closer to their daughters. Mr. Hummer was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Glen Edwin Hummer, Jr., and Charles Vernon Hummer; his sisters, Margaret Hummer Carter, Mildred Hummer Anderson, and Eunice Hummer McCollum; and his grandson, William Hummer Pieralisi. He is survived by his loving life of 65 years; his three daughters, Nancy Hummer Peters (Glenn), Ann Hummer Woodson (Jim), and Alice Hummer Pieralisi; seven grandchildren, Pamela Peters Bixler (Gaillard), Judith Peters Rogers, Caroline Peters Montgomery (Ben), James Glenn Peters, Jr. (Larkin), James Randall Woodson, III (Shannon), Benjamin Warren Woodson (Anna), and Anna Pieralisi Humbarger (Brad); twelve great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services were held on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Independent Methodist Church in Macon, MS, followed by interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation was at the church prior to the service, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Pallbearers were James Randall Woodson, III, Benjamin Warren Woodson, James Glenn Peters, Jr., Walter Gaillard Bixler, Jr., Benjamin Brook Montgomery, and William Bradley Humbarger. Memorial may be made to Independent Methodist Church, P.O. Box 421, Macon MS. Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon, MS was entrusted with arrangements. PAID OBITUARY