Mr. Paul Stacy Kemp
Mr. Paul Stacy Kemp, 52, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at
Rush Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. Visitation was from 5 p.m.
until 8 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home
in Louisville. Funeral services was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
March 26, 2013, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Mr.
Mike Fuller officiating. Interment was in Jackson Field Cemetery.
Mr. Kemp was born on July 30, 1960, to Paul “Sonny” and Glenda
Adcock Kemp. Stacy was of the Pentecostal faith and was formerly a
funeral director and a painter managing the local Sherwin-Williams
store for several years.
He is survived by his mother, Glenda Kemp of Louisville. He is also
survived by three sisters, Shelia and Rev. Jimmy Guy of Macon,
Mississippi, Sherry Jernigan of Brooksville, Mississippi, and Sandra
and Danny Hill of Louisville. Stacy also leaves behind numerous
nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul W. “Sonny” Kemp.
Serving as pallbearers were Danny Hill, Billy Don Baker, Michael
Sullivan, Brad Guy, Tyler Guy, and Brandon Heard. Serving as
honorary pallbearers were Lloyd Heard, Rudy Kemp, Don Sisson, and
Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,
Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN
38148-0142. Arrangements were 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.
Elvin “Cat” Fedrick
Services for Elvin “Cat” Fedrick will be held Thursday, March 28,
2013 at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel in Philadelphia
with Rev. Mike Sullivan and Rev. Chris Vowell officiating. Burial
will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia. McClain-Hays
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fedrick, 63, of Louisville, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at his
home. He was a native of the Zama community in Attala County, a
former resident of Philadelphia and was currently residing in the
High Point community in Winston County. He was a retired insurance
salesman and had worked as manager of Union National Life Insurance
Company in Meridian. Mr. Fedrick was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Mattie Fedrick of Louisville; daughters,
Tammy Fedrick Shannon (Scott) of Louisville and Dana Marie Fedrick of
Louisville; grandchildren, Sara August Shannon and Steeler Scott
Shannon; sisters, Mildred Cumberland of Jackson, Dorsey Fortenberry
of Fannin, June Mangrum of Kosciusko, Johnnie Vowell of Kosciusko and
Sylvia Hopkins of Louisiana; brothers, Melvin Fedrick of Noxapater
and Felton Fedrick of Greenville; several half sisters and brothers;
sisters-in-law, Vera Mae Pilgrim (Milton) of Bailey and Georgia
Watkins (Felix) of Noxapater; and numerous nieces, nephews and their
He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Gentry; and brothers,
Olen Fedrick, Nelbert Fedrick and Danny Fedrick.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at
McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia.
Mr. Merle L.
“Spike” Whitney II
Mr. Merle L. “Spike” Whitney II, 66, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in
Merle is survived by his wife, Holly Whitney (Lovorn); his son, Wm.
Derrick Whitney and his wife Sara.
Internment services will be held at Rocky Hill Cemetery in Winston,
MS on Saturday, March 30, 2013, and a
memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Oklahoma City.
Merle married Holly on September 6, 1968, and he retired from his
career in 2009.
Condolences may be sent to Holly Whitney, 740 Royal Lane, Yukon, OK
John Paul Covington
John Paul Covington, 81, passed away on March 21, 2013 at the
Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, MS. Funeral services
were held Saturday, March 23rd, at 11:00 AM at Porter Funeral Home in
Louisville, Mississippi, with the Reverend Billy Bowie officiating.
Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Louisville.
Paul was born January 11, 1932, in Philadelphia, Mississippi to the
late William Roper and Eileen Kilpatrick Covington. He received a
B.S. degree from Mississippi State University. He met Annie Jane
Edwards on a blind date and soon after entered the U. S. Army. He was
stationed in Alaska during the Korean War. He continued to pursue
their relationship through often time daily correspondence, and upon
his return they married in 1954.
He was a faithful Christian, devoted husband and father, and
enterprising businessman. He attended First Baptist Church in
Louisville and served as a deacon and leader in his church for many
Beginning in his early 20’s, he envisioned and acted upon various
work related opportunities and successfully owned and operated his
own businesses. Some of those endeavors included: a barbecue
business, Paul’s Meat Service, a vibrant farm, and others until his
retirement in his 70’s. Many of his business ventures were
undertaken with his son and always with his
family at his side.
In his leisure time, Paul enjoyed Mississippi State events,
conversations with his wife, hunting and fishing with his son and
cooking, laughter, and joking with his daughters. Throughout his
life, he remained a faithful Christian, dedicated husband and father,
and was devoted to his friends and work.
Paul is survived by his wife, Annie Jane (Ann) Covington; one son,
Jimmy Covington (Noxapater); and three daughters, Linda Humphries
(David), Louisville, Cathy Coleman (Billy), Columbus, and Beth
Fleming (Trey), Vicksburg; and a brother, David Covington of
Noxapater. His grandchildren are Evan and Eric Humphries, Tyler and
Anna Claire Coleman, and
Reagan and Robert Fleming.
Pallbearers were David Humphries, Evan Humphries, Billy Coleman,
Tyler Coleman, Trey Fleming, and Reagan Fleming.
Memorials may be made to the Louisville Municipal School District,
PTO Magazines, 112 S. Columbus Ave., Louisville, MS, 39339, or First
Baptist Church, P. O. Box 547, Louisville, MS, 39339.
To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.
Ernest Lester Clark
Ernest Lester Clark was born January 13, 1908 in Louisville,
Mississippi. He died January 22, 2013 in Boulder, Colorado at the
age of 105. He was the son of John Collingsworth Clark and Sallie
Jesse Bennett Clark, both natives of Louisville.
Ernest met his future wife Nora Lessie Hudson when he was eight
years old at a Camp Meeting on the Grounds in Winston County. They
married Thanksgiving Day, 1931 and enjoyed over 71 years of
marriage. They had four daughters, Bobbie June Clark Pennington
Sheppard of Columbus MS, Sylvia Gwynne Clark Pollard of Austin, TX,
Glynda Annette Clark Yoder of Boulder, CO and Cheryl Melissa (Mitzi)
Clark Pabich of Dallas TX. He lived to see his grandchildren, great
children and great, great grandchildren, all of whom he cherished.
Ernest graduated from Mississippi State University and began his
teaching career. He started flying shortly thereafter as a
barnstormer. He combined these two loves, education and aviation, by
training pilots for the US military from World War II through the
Vietnam War. He was head of Academic and Physical Training for
California Eastern in Mission, Texas and was highly esteemed by his
colleagues. He received a master’s degree from Southwest Texas State
University and did post graduate work at the University of Oregon.
He finished his career with the Federal Aviation Administration in
Oklahoma, City. He moved to Colorado at age 99 and was awarded the
first year Legends of Longmont Colorado award in 2011. In his later
years he wrote many articles for the Winston County Journal, the
Choctaw Chronicle and created memoirs for his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Dr. Thomas D.
Clark, John Marvin Clark, Ellie Brown Clark, Ervin Clark, Wilma Clark
Saunders, Ethyl Clark Atkinson as well as his wife in 2003 and two
daughters, Bobbie June and Sylvia Gwynne.
He lived his life with a strong sense of morality and passionate
patriotism. He was known for his gentleness and deep respect for
everyone. He had unusually strong health and took only eye drops. He
was a man who loved his Lord and trusted him throughout his long
life. He set the highest example for all who knew him. His family
and friends will miss him deeply. We will meet him in Glory.
A memorial service will be held for Ernest, Nora, and daughter
Sylvia at Shiloh Baptist Church, April 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM. The
public is cordially invited to attend.
John Franklin Jolley
February 20, 2013
The family of John Franklin Jolley wishes to express its sincere
thanks to the outpouring of sympathy for the loss our brother. A
resident of Port St. Lucie, Florida, John Jolley, the son of the late
James D. Jolley and Virginia Schaffner Jolley of Louisville, died
February 20, 2013 at the Treasure Island Hospice house after a long
battle with cancer.
A 1958 graduate of Waterford High School in Michigan, John received
his Bachelors Degree in History from Mississippi State University and
was awarded a fellowship to the University of Nebraska in 1964 where
he obtained advanced degrees in Ancient and Medieval History and
Sociology. From 1965 until 2000, John was a Professor of History at
Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, where he taught
Medieval History, Ancient History, History of Modern Britain, and
Social Problems. Professor Jolley was loved by his students and
respected by his colleagues, and among other honors was awarded
Bryant University’s coveted Distinguished Faculty award in 1987 and
chosen Professor of the Year for many years by Bryant University
Upon his death, Bryant University President, Ronald K. Machtley
President, said, “Today we honor the life of former colleague and
dedicated faculty member John Jolley, who taught at Bryant for 34
years before retiring in 2000. Professor Jolley passed away earlier
this week, and in tribute to him we have lowered the flags on the
Bryant University campus to half mast.” A colleague at Bryant,
Professor Gregg Lee Carter, also provided this memorial message on
John Jolley’s life at Bryant: “John Jolley was a stalwart in our
academic community and a longtime champion of Bryant’s History and
Sciences program in particular. He also frequently taught SOC351-
Contemporary Social Problems, bringing a unique and meaningful
approach to the course by inviting those whom he felt were in the
fires of the social problems under study to come and share their
experiences with his class. Over the years, these guest speakers
included the homeless, alcoholics, drug addicts, prostitutes, ex-
convicts, the poorest of the poor, the oldest of the old. His
students were moved by that course and students in general cherished
him. He had a wonderful aura, and his door was always open, both
literally and figuratively.
Professor Jolley was also a stand-up colleague who was dedicated to
serving his colleagues and the University community in many different
ways throughout his years of service at Bryant. When we had an
unexpected vacuum in the leadership of the History and Social
Sciences Department in the early 1990s, he stepped forward and served
as Interim Chair. When he was not on campus, John volunteered his
time, efforts, and compassion to improve the lives of prisoners and
formed many relationships at the state correctional facility in Cedar
Junction (S. Walpole), Massachusetts. With deepest sympathy to those
whom John loved and left behind, and as a way of memorializing his
contribution to the educational life of the Bryant community, please
join me in keeping Professor Jolley in your thoughts today.”
John Jolley was preceded in death by his parents, James D. and
Virginia Jolley, who made their home in the Highpoint Community of
Winston County for over 30 years; and a sister, Glenda “Faye”
McMillin (Jim) of Louisville. He is survived by two sisters, Carol
(Don) Turnipseed of Louisville and Vickki (Billy) Carlisle of
Ackerman; eight nieces and nephews, eight great nieces and nephews
and one great-great niece.
Thank you again for your expressions of sympathy. Sincerely, Carol
Jolley Turnipseed, Vickki Jolley Carlisle, and family.