Mrs. Joyce Collum Allen March 20, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Collum Allen, 82, were held at 2:00 pm on March 23, 2012 at Wood Springs Baptist Church with interment following in church cemetery near Eupora, MS. Rev. Larry Watson was the officiating minister. Mrs. Allen was a childcare worker and a member of Wood Springs Baptist Church. She was born June 17, 1929 in Choctaw County. She died on March 20, 2012 at her residence near Ackerman. Survivors include one son, Mike Allen of Ackerman; daughter Carol Hawkins of Ackerman; sisters, Barbara Collum of Prairieville LA., Ann Goldman of Petal, MS and Helen Weeks of Ackerman; one grandchild and three great grandchildren. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Wood Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Mr. Tommy Earl Walker March 14, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Tommy Earl Walker, 46, were held Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11:00 am at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church with interment following in Memorial Garden in Louisville, MS. Rev. Henry Donald was the officiating minister. Mrs. Walker was employed by WCM, Inc. Cabinetry for eleven years. He was a member of Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church of Louisville. He was born June 9, 1965 and died March 14, 2012 at University of Alabama Critical Care Unit in Birmingham, Alabama. Survivors include his father, Bennie Lee Walker and mother, Annie B. Walker of Louisville; sons Brandon C. Walker of Louisville and Jeffery Davis of Philadelphia, MS; sisters, Mae Lee Parker of Louisville, Annie C. of Caledonia, MS and May June of Louisville; brothers, Benny E. Walker, Eddie Walker and David Walker all of Louisville; host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and a special companion. William & Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Shep Gerane Boyd March 13, 2012 Graveside funeral services for Mr. Shep Gerane Boyd, 46, were held at 1:00pm on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at St Luke Primitive Cemetery. Mrs. Boyd was born in Lauderdale County May 7, 1965 and died March 13, 2012 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, MS. Survivors include his mother, Idell Boyd of Dekalb, MS; son, Shep Gardner of Hammond, LA; sisters, Cheryl Grace of Meridian, MS and Debra Donald of Tonchatoula, LA.; brother, Major Carter of Dekalb, MS. William & Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Burnise Carter Byrd March 10, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Burnise Carter Byrd, 92, were held Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Union Chapel M. B. Church. Rev. Carl Swanigan was officiating. Mrs. Byrd was born in Noxapater August 25, 1919 and died March 10, 2012 at Winston County Nursing Home. Mr. Byrd was a member of Greensboro C. M. E. Church of Louisville. He was retired with the food service of Louisville School District and a member of Greensboro Action Club and a 4-H Club. Survivors include sons, William L. Carter of Olympia Field , IL., Jack Carter of San Antonio TX. and Earl Lee Carter of Waldorf, Maryland; 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 23 great-great grandchildren, one niece, other family members and friends. William & Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Kenneth Coleman March 19, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Coleman, 77, were held Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Coleman Funeral Home. Interment followed in Enon Cemetery in Ackerman. Rev. Jerry Lawson was officiating minister. Mr. Coleman was born in Choctaw County February 11, 1935 and died March 19, 2012 in Nashville, TN. He was an Electric Inspector. Survivors include sons, Anthony Coleman of Birmingham, Al., Brian Coleman of Dover, Tn. and James Coleman of Indiana; brothers, Alvin Coleman and William F. Coleman both of Ackerman; six grandchildren Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the family registry go to www.colemanfuneral.com. Memorials may be made to Enon CP Church, P.O. Box 294, Ackerman, Ms 39735.
Mr. L. V. Griffin March 16, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. L. V. Griffin, 66, were held at 2:00 pm on Sunday March 18, 2012 at John E. Stephens Chapel with interment following in Good Hope Cemetery. Mr. Griffin passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012 at University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Rev. John Stephens was officiating minister. Mr. Griffin was a service technician for the City of Long Beach, MS. He loved working on small engines and collecting model cars. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. He is survived by sisters, Peggy Joyner of Dekalb, Ms., Sue Quattlebaum of Decatur, Ms. and Rachel Roper of Collinsville, MS; brother, Coy Griffin and Durwood Griffin of Philadelphia, MS; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Bryan Griffin, Shane Griffin, Glen Griffin, Eric Peavy, Michael Peavy, Keith McCrory, Dusty Stephens, Chris Joyner, Robin Joyner, Ricky Rash, Michael Quattlebaum, Greg Roper, Johnny Posey, Jeffery Griffin, Jamie Griffin, Justin Peavy, Joey Griffin, Brody Thomas, Justin Griffin and Dylan Griffin. John E. Stephens Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Alton H. Cole March 19, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Alton H. Cole, 86, were held at Pine Grove Church of God in the Dixon Community on Friday March 23, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. with interment following in Pine Grove Cemetery in Dixon. Mr. Cole passed away on March 19, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Neshoba County. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran. Mr. Cole was a farmer and worked for Midland Shirt Company as a supervisor. He was also a member of Pine Grove Church of Dixon Community. Mr. Cole is survived by his daughters, Charlotte Pierce of House, MS, Margaret Germany of Union, MS., and Pat Johnson of Chunky, MS; son, Harold Norman Cole of Philadelphia, MS.; sisters Waudine Williamson of Conehatta, MS; Pauline Dearman of Quitman, MS and Myrtis Yates of Philadelphia, MS; brother, Lamar Cole of Grand Bay, Al; eleven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Palllbearers were Tyler Germany, Brad Anthony, Larry Cole, Brandon Bennett, Eddie Bowles, Brian Pierce, Ronnie Cole and Mike Cole John E. Stephens Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Betty Ann Holman March 15, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Ann Holman, 49, was held at Mount Calvary M. B. Church in Louisville, MS on Friday March 23, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. with interment following in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Ms. Holman was born December 12, 1962. She passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Dotson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Eardean Kimbrough March 14, 2012 Funeral services for Ms. Eardean Kimbrough, 76, were held at Abraham Chapel M. B. Church in McCool, MS on Tuesday March 20, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. with interment following in Pilgrim Cemetery. Ms. Kimbrough was born April 11, 1935. She passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Dotson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Betty Steen March 12, 2012 Funeral services for Ms. Betty Steen, 56, were held at First United Pentecostal Church in Kosciusko, MS on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 4:00 P.M. with interment following in Mt. Salem Cemetery. Ms. Steen was born October 19, 1955. She passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012. Dotson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. John Franklin Hannah March 11, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. John Franklin Hannah, 64, were held Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at New Zion M. B. Church with interment following in the church cemetery. Rev. W. L. Hightower was the officiating minister. Mr. Hannah was a laborer and a member of New Zion M. B. Church. He was born in Louisville on August 14, 1947 and died in his home on Sunday, March 11, 2012. He is survived by his mother L. C. Hannah; daughters, Donna Hannah Linson and Jeaneen Hannah Godbold both of Chicago, IL; sisters, Emma Jane Beck of Louisville and Gertude Hannah of Chicago; two grandchildren and a host of other relatives. Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Billy Roy Miller March 9, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Billy Roy Miller, 69, were held Friday, March 16, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. at Beck Funeral Home with interment following in the Memorial Gardens. Rev. Renaldo Kyles was the officiating minister. Mr. Hannah was a laborer. He was born in Louisville on July 20, 1942 and died at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville on Friday, March 9, 2012. He is survived by daughters, Daphne, Holly and Francine; son, Damion Miller; sister, Mary Greer; brother, Mack Mitchell; four grandchildren and other relatives Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Coy Pete Haynes March 21, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Coy Pete Haynes, 58, were held Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church in Louisville with interment following in the Hopewell cemetery. Rev. James Morris was the officiating minister. Mr. Haynes was a laborer and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He was born in Louisville on July 23, 1953 and died in his home on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. He is survived by his sons, Kendrick Miller of Atlanta, GA., Carlos Haynes of Louisville, Cody Meaders of Weir and Jeremy Triplett of Schweinfurt, Germany; sisters, Essie Headd, Velma Liddell, Ethel Hopkins, Erma Millard, all of East St. Louis, IL., Emma Miller of Blytheville, AR., Carrie Willie Williams of Verona, MS, Evon Robertson of Louisville and Delores Thomas of Powder Springs, CA.; brothers, Floyd Triplett of Rochester, NY. R. V. Haynes of Portland OR., Kennis Haynes of East St. Louis, IL., and Almon Haynes of Louisville; five grandchildren and other relatives. Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jimmie Plummer Daly
Mrs. Jimmie Plummer Daly, 94, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at the Beehive Home in Louisville. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 22nd, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Antone Lynch officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Daly was born May 9, 1917, in Meridian, MS. She was a graduate of Mississippi State Teacher’s College (USM). She was a homemaker, and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mrs. Daly was an avid bridge player and musician. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Paul Daly; and a sister, Lillian Stanton. She is survived by three daughters, Paula Fulton of Louisville, Theresa (T. F.) Bridges of Louisville, and Mary Elizabeth (Charles) Haley of Grenada, MS; two sons, Mike (Dorothy) Daly of Raymond, MS, and Barney (Patti) Daly of Madison, MS; 8 grandchildren, Greg Fulton, Stephanie Horan, Jennifer Spell, Brad Bridges, Paul Haley, Morgan Daly, Katie Sherlock, and Hannah Daly; and 9 great grandchildren, Brandon Fulton, Skylar & Rhett Spell, Sarah, Bryce, Savannah, & Daly Horan, Ella Bridges, and Olivia Sherlock. Pallbearers were Greg Fulton, Brandon Fulton, Paul Haley, Brad Bridges, Bryce Horan, Randy Spell, Steve White, and David Wilson. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 410 Spring Street, Louisville, MS 39339. To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY
Mr. Evo Mitchel Walker
Mr. Evo Mitchel Walker, 81, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Funeral services, with military honors, were held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, March 16th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Mr. J. Davy Crockett officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Walker was born January 7, 1931, in Stone County, MS. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He retired after more than 30 years as a mechanical engineer with Taylor Machine Works. He was a member of the Living Church of God. Mr. Walker is preceded in death by his parents, Wilma Johnson and Norman James Walker; two sisters, Olga Geiger and Evelyn Reed; and three brothers, Exro Walker, Lesko Walker, and Elco Walker. He is survived by his wife, Denise Ammons Walker of Louisville; a son, Ben F. (Brenda) Walker of Louisville; two step-daughters, Mavis (Victor) Unro of Columbus, MS, and Margaret (Stanley) Stroud of Sturgis, MS; a step-son, R. J. Cockrell of Reform, AL; a sister Edavee Johnson of Wiggins, MS; and four grandchildren, Brandon Walker, Tyler Walker, Quinn Stroud, and Shay Cockrell. Pallbearers were Brandon Walker, Tyler Walker, Glendon Driver, Shay Cockrell, Robert Ammons, and Charles Bond. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY
Mrs. Martha Jean Houston Morgan
Mrs. Martha Jean Houston Morgan, 83, of Sturgis, MS, passed away at her residence on Saturday, March 17, 2012. She was a teacher at Macon, Sturgis, and Ackerman. She taught math at Winston Academy and retired from Starkville Academy. She was a member of Morgan Chapel Baptist Church. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and camping throughout the U.S. Martha is preceded in death by her parents, Proctor D. Houston and Roma Dale Calhoun Houston and a brother, P.D. Houston, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Frank Ladell Morgan of Sturgis, MS; daughters, Lynn Morgan (Kenny) of Starkville, MS, and Rozanne Stewart of Memphis, TN; and a son, James G. Morgan (Kathy) of Canton, MS; grandchildren, Brooks Freeman (Tommy), Candace Sullivan, Chad Johnson (Jamie), Alaina Ward (Tyler), Gabrielle Stewart, and Andy and Jason Morgan; great grandchildren, Haven and Laurel Freeman, Jackson and Troy Sullivan, Addie Beth Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Morgan Mae Johnson; a sister, Betty Ector (Hugh); and a sister-in- law, Jean Houston Benison. Visitation for Mrs. Morgan was scheduled for Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville. A funeral service was held on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Morgan Chapel Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Ralph Windle. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Baptist Children’s Village, 805 N. Flag Chapel Rd. Jackson, MS 39209. You may go online and sign our guest register at www.welchfuneralhomes.com. PAID OBITUARY
Mr. James Kimble
Mr. James Kimble “Kim” Webb, 52, died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at his home in Louisville. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 20th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Lawson officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Kim was born July 17, 1959, in Louisville, MS. He was a 1977 graduate of Winston Academy, a graduate of East Central Community College, and received his B.S. degree from Mississippi State University. He had worked with the Louisville Police Department and was retired from the Miss. Public Service Commission and MDOT. He also worked with Weyerhaeuser Corporation. He loved sports from an early age and was second in the nation in the Punt, Pass, & Kick contest in the 6th grade. He played football at Winston Academy and was on the academy’s first state championship team in 1975, and played football while at EC. He was previously the softball coach at Winston Academy. Kim loved to hunt, and was a member of Little Noxubee Hunting Club, served on the shooting staff of PSE bows, and was a firearms instructor for the Midsouth Institute of Self Defense Shooting. He was a member of Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doris Humphries Webb and Dwight Webb. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Bobbye Kilpatrick Webb of Louisville; a daughter, Jessica Webb of Louisville; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. Pallbearers were Ronnie Mitchell, Mike Land, Stan Sims, Douglas Cunningham, Hal Estes, Preston Pittman, Mike Boyles, and John Boyles. Honorary pallbearers were the members of Little Noxubee Hunting Club, Bottoms Bunch Hunting Club, Dr. Mike Ard, Don Smith, Tim Burt, Jason Thompson, Buck Ray, Leslie Charlton, Chris Wells, Cloyd Halford, Steve Gladney, and Ken Burton. Memorials may be made to the Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 294, Ackerman, MS, 39735. To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY
Mr. Wayne Estes
Mr. Wayne Estes, 81, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2012, at Winston Medical Center. Visitation was at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Sunday, March 25, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey McKay officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Estes was born on January 10, 1931. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and he served in the United States Army. Mr. Estes was a retired equipment operator with the Mississippi Department of Transportation. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sylvia Parkes Estes of Louisville, Mississippi; his daughter, Michelle Brown; and granddaughter, Kayla Estes both of Philadelphia, Mississippi. He is also survived by three sisters, Maxine McCool of Noxapater, Mississippi, Jean Woodruff of Louisville, Mississippi, and Elsie Carter and husband, J. C., also of Noxapater, Mississippi. Mr. Estes also has four brothers, Dee Estes and wife Patti, of Prentiss, Mississippi, Bobby Joe Estes and wife, Faith, of Noxapater, Mississippi, Jerry Estes and wife, Ilene, and M. O. Estes and wife, Jane, all of Louisville, Mississippi. He is preceded in death by his parents, Littleton Worthy and Lottie Craig Estes; and his nephew, Craig Estes. Pallbearers were Joey Estes, Marc McCool, Graylon Spiers, Hal Estes, Darren Dickens, and Robert McCool. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Charner Estes, Kenny Boswell, Mike McCool, Donnie Woodruff, Jeff Hill, Mike Geske, Billy Martin, Hulon Sisson, Mason Carraway, Lonnie Stringfellow, Jared Estes, Brett Estes, Brandon Estes, Jason Hill, Brad Hill, Trey Woodruff, Dwight Moore, Jim Burt, Nicky Hensley, H. B. Maxey, Alvin Sanders, Douglas McAdory, Jim Bell, Logan Bell, Brandon Bell and Phil Leone. Memorials may be given to Calvary Baptist Church, c/o Jo Ellen Johnson, 875 Old Robinson Road, Louisville, MS 39339; or to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS, is handling the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY
Mr. Conner Stansel Hanna
Conner Stansel Hanna passed away peacefully on March 15, 2012, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home. Visitation was at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Friday, March 23, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Lundy, Rev. Chris Vowell, and Andrew Hanna officiating. Interment was in Rocky Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Hanna was born on April 1, 1915, in Noxapater, Mississippi, and lived most of his life in the Rocky Hill community in Winston County with his wife of 73 years, the former Evelyn Moore. For many years, Mr. Hanna farmed and worked as a carpenter on various construction sites in Texas, in South Carolina, and at Ingall’s Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, but he later retired from U. S. Motors in Philadelphia. After retirement, he remained active well into his 80s, even single-handedly dismantling a barn at the age of 83. Mr. Hanna was a long-time member of Harmony Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by three children, James V. Hanna, and wife, Barbara C., Barbara A. Hanna, all of Louisville, Mississippi, and Kathy Johnson, and husband, Randall, of Noxapater, Mississippi. He is also survived by his brothers, Jennings Wyatt Burrage, and wife, Millie, of Meridian, Mississippi, and Tom Edd Burrage, and wife, Mae Dell, of Moss Point, Mississippi. Mr. Hanna has six grandchildren, Rusty Hanna of Union, Mississippi, Keith Goodin of Madison, Mississippi, Britt Goodin of Mathiston, Mississippi, Chasity Wells, Penny Wells, and Hanna McCain all of Noxapater, Mississippi. Mr. Hanna has ten great-grandchildren, Andrew Hanna, Hunter Goodin, Conner Goodin, Jersie Claire Goodin, Anna Katherine Wells, Abby Wells, Chandler Wells, Johnson Wells, Ryker Wells and Joseph Elijah McCain; two step-great-grandchildren, Jon Kerry and Jarrett King; and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Moore Hanna; his parents, Andrew Hanna and Lucia Alice Price Hanna Burrage; and nine siblings. Pallbearers will be Andrew Hanna, Rusty Hanna, Keith Goodin, Britt Goodin, Chris Wells, David Wells, and Joseph McCain. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Albert Moore, Steve Moore, and the members of the Harmony Baptist Church Men’s Sunday School Class. Memorials may be given to Rocky Hill Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Albert Moore, 389 Rocky Hill Road, Louisville, MS 39339; to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142; or to Harmony Baptist Church, 320 Harmony Baptist Church Road, Louisville, MS 39339. Nowell- Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS, handled the arrangements.
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