Mrs. Minnie Clara Eaves Rogers
Mrs. Minnie Clara Eaves Rogers, 77, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at
her daughter’s home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services were held at
2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 9th, at Bethel Baptist Church Church, with
Rev. David Keen officiating. Interment was in Bethel Baptist Church
Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rogers was born June 28, 1935, in Winston County, MS. She was
a teacher for 32 years, first at Neshoba Central, then in the
Louisville Public School System, and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Sharon McKinley, Kathy Hodge, and
Donna Sinclair, all of Louisville; one brother, Dr. Glen Eaves, of
Knoxville, TN; one sister, Janice Gee, of Thibodaux, LA; 12
grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were The Deacons of Bethel Baptist Church.
To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Mildred Mooney
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Mooney Deweese will be held at 10
am Tues., March 12, 2013 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Don
Savell & Rev. Brian Weir officiating. Interment will be in Mars Hill
Cemetery in Winston County. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services
is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mildred Mooney DeWeese, 90, passed away on (her birthday)
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Laird Hospital in Union, MS. She lived in
the Arlington Community most of her life. She was a homemaker and a
member of the National Wildlife Association. She was a member of
Arlington Baptist Church.
Mrs. DeWeese is survived by her daughters, Susan Rudolph of Phila,
MS, Lana Jann Morris of Phila, MS & Rebecca Smith of Phila, MS; son,
Ralph W. DeWeese of Phila,MS; (7) grandchildren, (8) great-
grandchildren; host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Ben Rudolph, Jayson Rudolph, Rusty Burnham, Barry
Hickman, Channing Pope and Scott Breazeale.
Louise Fair Henderson, 63, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at
Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland, Mississippi. Visitation was
held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8 with a Memorial Service to
follow at 2:00 p.m. at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland, Mississippi.
Louise was born on June 10, 1949, and graduated from Louisville High
School. She attended Belhaven College and Delta State University.
In her early twenties, she married and relocated to the Mississippi
Delta and made it her home. Her children, grandchildren, nieces and
nephews were the joy and loves of her life. Louise enjoyed many
hobbies including needlepoint, gardening and genealogy research. She
had a passion for cooking and entertaining family and friends.
Louise is preceded in death by her parents, Mary Louise and John S.
She is survived by her beloved life partner, Riley Kelley of Boyle;
her children, Mary Christen Westbrook (Clint Tibbs) of Cleveland, and
Katherine Henderson Brenza (Steven) of Fort Leonard Wood, MO; her
grandchildren, Tate Bell, Anna Katherine and Christopher Brenza. She
is also survived by one brother, John S. Fair, Jr. (Bonnie) of
Memorials may be made to Mississippi Children’s Home Services,
P.O. Box 1078, Jackson, MS 39215.
Hazel Scott Hall
Hazel Scott Hall, 95, died on Saturday, March 2 at Pikes Peak Hospice.
She was born Mary Hazel Scott on October 1, 1917 in Aberdeen,
Mississippi to Oliver Otho Scott and Ethel Mann Scott. She graduated
from Eupora High School in Eupora, Mississippi and earned an
Associate’s degree from Sunflower Junior College in Moorhead,
In 1945 she married Charles Brandon Hall, Jr. in a ceremony at her
parents’ home in Eupora, and after the war, they settled there to
start a radio sales and service business. In 1951, they moved to
Seminole, Florida and built a television sales and service business,
selling it in 1981 while concurrently building a second business in
lapidary supplies. For both businesses, she worked as bookkeeper and
administrator. In semi-retirement in the 1980s, she and Brandon took
many trips across and around the country, as well as overseas to
India, Taiwan, Brazil and other exotic locations.
In 1992, Hazel and Brandon moved to Cañon City, Colorado. In 2010,
she moved to Colorado Springs.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Brandon, who
died in 1998.
She is survived by her three children, Marty (Mike) Rutan of
Penrose, Colorado, Charlie (Marianne) Hall of Colorado Springs and
Van (Anita) Hall of Chesapeake, Virginia. She had six grandchildren,
Rachael, Chad, Brandon, Katie, Nicole and Maria; as well as three
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 7 at Swan-
Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Colorado Talking
Book Library, 180 Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80226, email
800-685-2136, website http://www.friendsofctbl.org/.
Casey Marion Smith, Sr.
Casey Marion Smith, Sr., 83, was born in Moorhead, Mississippi on
April 4, 1929, and went to his heavenly home on March 4, 2013. He was
the beloved husband of Joan (McIntire) Smith, whom he married in 1948.
Affectionately known as Marion, Dad, Poppa, Pop and Uncle Son, he
was a benevolent husband, father, brother, grandfather, great
grandfather and friend. He was known for his passion for Jesus
Christ, faithfulness to his church, love for his family, zest for
life and generosity toward his fellow man. He will be long remembered
for down-home spun humor, quick wit and story-telling. He loved to
collect antiques (said “he was antique too” in later years) and
enjoyed displaying his collection in “Poppas Country Museum.”
Marion Smith moved to Choctaw County in 1942. He graduated from
Ackerman High School in 1948 as the first student body president and
was president of his
senior class. He was a proud member of the 1947 Championship Football
Team while playing the first game on the new Dale Davidson Football
Field. Marion served two terms as Town Alderman and worked as Public
Works Superintendent, Fire Chief, Deputy Marshall for eleven years
and remained one of Ackerman and Choctaw County’s most avid
ambassadors. Marion organized and directed the first Fire Department
in Ackerman was founder and President Emeritus of the annual Ackerman
Marion then established himself as an aspiring entrepreneur, having
co-founded and managed several successful state-wide water works
supply businesses. He was a member of the Ackerman Masonic Lodge #119
and the Gideon’s International. He retired in 1985 and his love for
woodworking prompted him to begin his own
business called “Poppas Country.” Poppa was a skilled master
craftsman whose handiwork adorns many area households.
Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be held on Thursday March 7,
2013 at 11 AM at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman,
MS. Burial will follow in the Enon Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Lawson will
officiate the service. Visitation was held on Wednesday March 6,
2013 from 5 PM until 8 PM at Coleman Funeral Home in
Marion was preceded in death by his parents Casey Triplett and Grace
(Fondren) Smith; and his sister, Doris Withers.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan (McIntire) Smith of
Ackerman; one son, Casey M. “Buddy” Smith, Jr. and his wife, Carol of
Tupelo, MS; one brother, Kenneth Smith and his wife, Bess of Flowood,
MS; 2 grandchildren, Casey Smith, III and his wife, Mandy, and Stacey
Fowler and her husband, Chip; and 4 great grandchildren, Casey Joe
Fowler, Weston Fowler, Addie Grace Smith, and Lexie Rose Smith.
Memorials can be made to Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church PO Box
294 Ackerman, MS 39735 and/or The Ackerman School Reunion Scholarship
Fund, Attn: Kenny Clark PO Box 398 Ackerman, MS 39735.