Ms. Vickie Crosby Short
March 18, 2013
Funeral services for Ms. Vickie Crosby Short, 54, were held at
Mission Ridge M. B. Church, at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday March 23, 2013, in
Preston, MS. Reverend Charles Davis officiating. Burial followed in
A native of Louisville, Ms. Short was born February 3, 1959 and died
Monday, March 18, 2013 at Winston Medical Center, Louisville, MS.
She was a homemaker and a member of Little Member M. B. Church,
Survivors are her husband Alfred Short; two daughters Afton Short of
Columbus, MS and Angel Short of West Point, MS; one son Jeffery R.
Short of Philadelphia, MS; two sisters, Mary Dean Crosby of Meridian,
MS and Annie Ruth Clark of Preston, MS; five brothers, William Crosby
of Macon, MS., Glenn Crosby of Preston, MS, Clifton Crosby of
Starkville, MS, M. C. and Ranny Crosby both of Louisville; four
grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ted W. Powell
March 29, 2013
Funeral services for Mr. Ted W. Powell, 75, were held at Providence
Baptist Church, at 10:00 P.M. Monday April 1, 2013, Ackerman, MS.
Reverends Randle Poss and Curtis Guess officiating. Burial followed
in the church cemetery.
A native of Humphrey county, Mr. Powell was born November 19, 1937
and died Monday, March 29, 2013 at Pioneer Community Hospital
He was a farmer and car salesman and served in the US Marines. He
was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife Frances Odom Powell of Ackerman, MS; two
daughters Shelia Friedman, Amanda Murillo and one step daughter
Lynelle Miles; one brother, Howard Powell and half brother Kevin
Powell; two sisters Margaret Duthu and Phyllis Long and one half
sister Vickie Guthrie; eight grandchildren, and two step grandchildren.
Coleman Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Sedric Lufion Tingle
March 24, 2013
Funeral services for Mr. Sedric Lufion Tingle, 33, were held at The
Way of Christ Church, Saturday March 30, 2013 in Philadelphia, MS.
Reverend Willie Rush officiating. Burial followed in Donald Rest
A native of Lauderdale County, Mr. Tingle was disable. He was a
member of The Way of Christ Church of Philadelphia, MS.
He was born in Lauderdale County June 8, 1979 and died at Jeff
Anderson Hospital in Meridian, MS, Sunday, March 24, 2013
Mr. Tingle is survived by his mother, Beverley Brown, one daughter
Arangle Tingle and one son, Jahada Rush all of Philadelphia, MS;
three sisters Valeria Moore, Tomeka Graham and Crystal Grady and one
brother Johnny Ray Brown all of Philadelphia, MS.
Williams and Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mary Loden
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Loden were held at 10 am Sat., March
30, 2013 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Mike Smithey and Rev.
Mark Clois officiating. Interment was in the Bethsaida Cemetery. John
E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mary Loden, 73, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at
Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, MS. She was the Deputy
Director of Finance for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. She
was a member of East Philadelphia Baptist Church.
Mrs. Loden is survived by her husband of 39 years, Jerry Loden of
Phila, MS; son, Dudley Clark of Sturgis, MS; sister, Jerry Beason of
Phila, MS; (2) grandchildren.
Pallbearers: Cameron Clark, Taylor Nichols, Gerald Herrington,
Glenn Herrington, Colby Sanderford, Aubrey Copeland, Johnny Frank
Smith, Harold Anderson, Richard Brewer, H.G. Cooper, Glenn Myers,
Randy Hearn & Ronnie Jones.
Mrs. Betty Glyn Brantley
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Glyn Brantley Parker were held at 2
pm Fri., March 29, 2013 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Daniel
Gilchrist officiating.Interment was in the Spring Creek Cemetery.
John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Parker, 83, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at
Neshoba County Nursing Home. She lived in Kemper County for 30 years
and then made Philadelphia her home. She married John Lenard Parker
on September 4, 1953. Mrs. Parker worked for Commercial Bank for 30
years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Parker is survived by her husband, John L. Parker of Phila, MS;
daughter, Jan Partin of Mena, AR; sons, John Keith Parker of Cumming,
GA and Prentiss Parker of Phila, MS; (6) Grandchildren; (3) Great-
Pallbearers are Terry Jones, William Hamill, Jeff Kirkland, Ricky
Deweese, Randy Deweese, Ronald Fulton and Jimmy Copeland.
Mr. Raymond B. Allen
Mr. Raymond B. Allen, 99, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at the
Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services were
held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 30th, at Porter Funeral Home, with
Rev. Jay Murphy officiating. Interment was in Shiloh Cemetery.
Mr. Allen was born January 7, 1914, in Winston County, MS. He was a
retired farmer and cattleman, and worked for Babcock & Wilcock in
West Point for many years. He was a member and deacon at Shiloh
He is preceded in death by his wife, Vera Allen; his parents, Alma
Florence and Burnett Albert Allen; a son, Robert Allen; and a
grandson, Casey Allen.
He is survived by a daughter, Kay (Everett) Miles of Louisville; a
son, James Boyd (Mary Alice) Allen of Noxapater; five grandchildren,
and ten great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Max Allen, Sam Allen, Hayden Ellis, Spencer Ellis,
Tyler Miles, and Nathan Hutchinson.
Memorials may be made to the Shiloh Cemetery Fund. To sign the
guest register, go to
John Wafer (Jake)
John Wafer (Jake) Edwards, Jr., 86, passed away on March 25, 2013 at
Starkville Manor Nursing Home in Starkville, MS. He was a Brick
Mason and member of Starkville Church of God. He was a veteran of
World War II, where at the age of 19, during the Pacific Theatre, he
fought in the Battle of Okinawa, in which he received the Bronze
Star. He enjoyed flying planes and playing fast pitch softball.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wafer Edwards, Sr. and
Nora Bell Edwards; his first wife, Eva Joyce Edwards; sisters, Lora
Rushing and Eugenia Taylor; and brothers, Otis Bell, Homer Edwards
and Joe Edwards.
He is survived by his wife, Earline Livingston Edwards of Sturgis,
MS; sons, Philip Edwards (Kristine) of Starkville, MS, Stephen
Edwards of Sturgis, MS, and Tyson Tingle (Joanie) of Louisville, MS;
sisters, Kathleen Alford, Patricia McHann, and Berline Riley, all of
Starkville, MS; eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Edwards was held Thursday, March 28, 2013 from
5:00-7:00 p.m. at WelchFuneral Home in Starkville, MS. Funeral
services were Friday, March 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of
Welch Funeral Home. Rev. Phil Fancher and Rev. Hank Anderson
conducted the service. Burial was in Memorial Garden Park Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Starkville Church of God, 100
Locksley Way, Starkville, MS 39759 and Antioch Baptist Church, 4285
Pleasant Hill Rd., Sturgis, MS 39769.
You can go online and sign the guest register at:
Cynthia Lee Haggard
On March 23, 2013, our Awesome God reached down and carried Cindy
Haggard to her heavenly home, and she said hello to her parents,
Harvey and Maggie Sellers Haggard. She had recently celebrated her
sixtieth birthday. Cindy had a smile and special greeting for
everyone she met, and her personality drew you close to her and made
you feel good to be in her presence. She loved everyone equally.
Cindy was also preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn; brother-in-
law, J. D. Pugh; a niece, Rhonda Bolin; great-niece, Caitlin Weber;
and her dog, Penny.
Cindy attended the Boswell Learning Center at Magee, where she
learned to read and write. Later she made her home at the Louisville
Group Home and was employed at the Industrial Park Center. For the
past three years, she has been a resident at the Winston County
Nursing Home. Some of her favorite hobbies were coloring,
embroidering, painting, and singing.
Cindy is survived by three sisters, Jane (Carl) Baggett of St.
Louis, MO, Caroline Pugh of Tupelo, and Judy (Wayne) Bolin in
Brooksville; a brother, J. D. (Annette) Haggard of Parsons, TN; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 27th, at
Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Billy Bowie officiating. Interment
was in Ellison Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Carl Baggett, Jr., Printz Bolin, Jim Haggard, Don
Pugh, Rusty Pugh, and Jack Rauenhorst.
Our family would like to thank the staffs of Louisville Group Home,
the Winston County Nursing Home, and members of First Baptist Church-
Louisville for their love and kindness toward Cindy. May God bless
each of you in a special way.
Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Baptist Children’s Village,
c/o Brooksville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 52, Brooksville, MS, 39379.
To sign the guest register, go to
Sherrell Levet White
Mr. Sherrell Levet White, 87, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013,
at the Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville,
Mississippi. Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 1,
2013, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Bowie
and Rev. Kevin Williams officiating. Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 8
Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home. Interment
followed in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. White was born on June 13, 1925, to Jessie Mabery and Jennie
Mary Varner White. He worked in construction and later retired as a
truck driver with Taylor Machine Works of Louisville. He was a member
of First Baptist Church of Louisville and a member of the
Winston County Shrine Club. Mr. White answered the call of his
country by serving in the 5th Infantry Division during World War II
in the United States Army. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge in
Germany for which he received a Purple Heart. Mr. White is a Mason #75
York-Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite Bodies and he was also a member of
the Disabled Veterans of Foreign War. An avid outdoorsman, he loved
working on his small cattle farm and hunting; he was a member of the
Yours and Mine Hunting Club.
Mr. White is survived by his wife of 64 years, Kathleen Garvin
White; three daughters, Judy Cother and husband, Bill, of Tupelo,
Mississippi, Jeanith Burdine and husband, Bobby, of Ackerman,
Mississippi, and Margaret White of Louisville; and his son, Jack
White and wife, Terri, of Louin, Mississippi. He is also survived by
eight grandchildren: Anna Beth Williams (Kevin); Jesse Cother; Steven
Miller (Amanda); Leslie Collins (Blake); Andrew Miller (Jade);
Melanie Collier (Brad); Veronica Martin (Jason); and Natalie White.
He also has six great-grandchildren: Sarah Kathleen Williams, Paisley
Grace Williams, Jacob Miller, Tate Miller, Reese Collier, and Madalyn
He was preceded in death by his parents and by two sisters, Jeanith
Modene White and Maxine Elvie White.
Serving as pallbearers will be Clay Chancellor, Jamie Sanford, Mike
Chancellor, David Starnes, Doug Thompson, and Don Chancellor.
Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospitals for Children—
Shreveport, 3100 Samford Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71103.
Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville,
Mississippi, is handling the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook
Mr. Kenneth Burnett
A celebration of life was held for Kenneth Burnett on March 21, 2013
at People’s Funeral Home in Jackson, MS. Mr. Burnett died
unexpectedly and in his sleep on March 15, 2013 in his home in Terry,
MS. He was born on September 2, 1948 to the late John W. Burnett and
Loray W. Burnett.
He was baptized at Terry Grove M. B. Church but later joined the
Catholic Church. His education began at Perryman Elementary in Terry
and continued at Holy Ghost Catholic School in Jackson, MS. He
attended Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, MS where he was actively
involved in student council issues and civil rights.
Kenneth married his high school sweetheart, Gale Newton, who preceded
him in death. They moved to Los Angeles, CA and resided there for
many years. Kenneth’s outgoing personality, love for people andfood
preparation, led him to a long career as a Manager/Supervisor for
several restaurant establishments in L.A.
Missing family and “home”, Kenneth moved back to Mississippi to
assume caregiver duties for his beloved Uncle Doc and Aunt Peggy
Williams of Jackson. Upon their deaths, he moved in with his parents
in Terry; worked at Belk Distribution until it closed and several
other businesses. His genuine concern for seniors and a passion for
their care, led him to become a main care giver for relatives and
others in the community.
Called “the good Samaritans”, by some, he and his cousin, Ray
Tinsley, were often the first to come to the aid of community members
befallen with illness, death or other incidents. They gave monetary
donations of whatever size they could manage in the belief that the
recipient would use it as needed.
He will be remembered by his mother and sister, Sharon, as a loving,
obedient child, a caring adult, a devoted son and a giving brother.
Others left with loving memories are brother-in-law Tony Taylor of
Jackson; classmates Laymon (Charlene) Johnson of Los Angeles, and
Samuel “Skip” Rundles of Atlanta, GA; nieces and nephews, cousins and
Kenneth was a committed companion to Claudell Weaver of Louisville,
MS. He will forever be remembered by her and all of her family for
his kindness and loving care during her diagnosis and treatment for
cancer in Starkville and Columbus.
Dr. Dion F. Porter, Pastor of Terry Grove M.B. Church officiated.
Internment was at Terry Society Cemetery of Terry, MS.