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Willie J. Etheridge, 85, a resident of Liberty, passed away April 13, 2014 at his residence near Liberty.  He was born October 3, 1928, in Amite County, the oldest son of Quincy B. and Nellie Whittington Etheridge.
He was retired from the pipeline industry,  a heavy equipment operator,  and had also worked as a log truck owner/operator.

Survivors include his children and their spouses,  Seven sons: Willie Joe Etheridge and Brenda,   Timothy Roy Etheridge and Sharon,  Mark Etheridge,  Nelson Dewayne Etheridge,Sr. and Deborah,  Rodney Etheridge and Becky,  Randy Etheridge,  Michael Etheridge and Tracy.   Four daughters: Frances Hayden and James,  Patsy Whittington, Teresa Burns and Jimmy,  and Shelia Buie and Smithie; 20 Grandchildren and 16 Great-grandchildren.    Three brothers:  Paul Etheridge and Eloise,  Milford Etheridge and Terry,  and Thomas Etheridge and Nell.   Four sisters: Essie Alred,   Faye Etheridge,  Iris Rouchon  and C.J.  and  Pauline Huhn and Eddie.
A sister-in-law: Mona Etheridge, and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mr. Etheridge was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 64 years, Norma Jean McKey Etheridge on September 8, 2013, and four brothers, Nelson Etheridge, Quincy Etheridge Jr.,  Milton Etheridge,  and Hosea Etheridge,  and one sister:  Marlene Etheridge.

Visiting will be at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster,Ms. , Tuesday, 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.  Also visiting Wednesday, 9:00 A.M. un til time of funeral services at  11:00 A.M. Wednesday, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster.  Interment will follow in Plainview Cemetery in Liberty,Ms.  Officiated by Rev. Doug Akins.

Mr. Etheridge’s grandsons will be pallbearers.


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Rodney Book Messenger, 83, longtime resident of Woodville, Ms.,  passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at  Glenburney  Nursing  Home in Natchez, Ms.
She was born September 4, 1930 in Baton Rouge, La. to Edwin Tompkins and Edyth Book Tompkins. She was a housewife.

She is survived by her son: Larry Rainwater,  her Daughters: Hope Lundburg and Brenda Odom,   and numerous Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Nick Messenger,  and her son Michael  Rainwater.


Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Mississippi,   Saturday, April 12,  from 12 Noon until time of funeral services at
2:00 P.M. Saturday, at Brown Funeral Home.   
Interment will follow in Messenger Family Cemetery near Woodville,Ms.             Officiated by Rev. Warren Whitaker.





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W. J. Wilkinson , 88, of  Gloster, Ms., died April 6, 2014 at the home of his Daughter,  Kathy,  in Byhalia, Ms.
 
W.J. was born June 19, 1925 in Amite County.  He was the youngest child of the late Robert Lee Wilkinson  and  Mary Sterling Wilkinson.
He married the love of his life,  Mary Elaine Buckels  on April 18, 1953 and they shared 53 loving years together before her death in 2007. He was devoted to his wife,  family, home  and church.  W.J. served as deacon and  treasurer of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for many years.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of  World War ll, where he served in the South Pacific. After serving his country,  he began his professional career as an accountant  for Trans Ocean Deep Water Drilling Co. in Houston, Texas, where he worked for 28 years. His retirement allowed him and Elaine to move to the Busy Corner community in 1984 where they enjoyed years together with family and friends.

 W.J. is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law; Kristie and Charlie Cullum of Houston, Texas, and Kathy and Jimmy Norton of Byhalia, Ms.  Four Grandchildren: Brian Cullum, Alyssa Queen, Jennifer and David Nichols, and J.T. and Hillary Norton.  One Sister: Addie Kirkland, a brother-in-law: Davis and Faye Buckels, two sister-in-law, Annie Grace Wilkinson and Jerrye Buckels.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his dear wife Elaine, six sisters and four brothers.


Visiting Thursday, April 10, 2014  at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms. 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
And also Friday, 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, at Brown Funeral Home, with Rev. Joe Jackson officiating.  Burial will follow in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.

Pallbearers are Brian Cullum,  J.T. Norton,  David Nichols,  Bruce Wilkinson,  Hiram Whittington,  and  Rance  Freeman.

In lieu of Flowers, the family requests donations to the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

“Well done  good and faithful servant;  enter thou into the joy of thy Lord”.   Matthew 25:21.

          

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Carl Calvin Partin , 62, resident of Gloster, Ms.  passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at Lane   Memorial Hospital in Zachary,  La.  He was born August 22, 1951 in Baton Rouge, to Benjamin Franklin (Ben ) Partin and Janie Mae Ebey Partin.   He was an offshore mechanic with the Cross Barge Co.

He is survived by his Children: Jason Partin, Joey Partin, Jessica Partin and Michael Partin. His  sister: Edna Collier,  3 Brothers: Earnest Partin,  Andrew Partin,  and Alvin Partin. 
His Ex-wife: Louise Partin.  His step-children: Michael Robbins, Patsy Robbins, and James Robbins.

He is preceded in death by: his Parents: Benjamin Franklin (Ben) Partin,  and Janie Mae Ebey Partin.  Children: Jonathan David  Partin  and  Shawna Partin.   His brothers and sisters: Douglas Gerald Partin,  Seith Partin,  Eulone Havard,  William Clifford Parton,  Charlie Partin,  Ruby Havard,  Lawrence Partin,  and Albert Partin.

Visiting Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church near Gloster, Ms. from 9:00 A.M. until time funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, at  Mt.Carmel Methodist Church.   Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery

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Sylvia Elaine Killgo Nevels, 71, resident of Denham Springs,  La.  passed  away Sunday,  April 6, 2014, at her residence in Denham Springs, La.   She was born July 31, 1942 in Yazoo City, Ms.  to  Robert Killgo and Lillian Bradshaw Killgo.  Elaine was an office manager with Pro Tow Wrecker.


She is survived by 2 Sons: Charles R Nevels and his wife Sheryl,  and  Robert E. Nevels and his wife Vanessa.  4 Daughters: Sylvia A. Moore and her husband Randall, Sandra S. Nevels,  Charlene N. Dugas, and Sharon E. Moore and her husband Roger.  Grandchildren: Denise Hughes, Mark Nevels, Brian Nevels, Anthony Nevels, Tiffany Nevels, Steven Moore, Lil Joe Dugas  and Troy Dugas. Great Grandchildren: Layney Hughes, Leslie Hughes, Carter Dugas, Lilly Dugas, and Raymond Dugas. Special Nephews, Mike Dodson and his wife Lisa,  and Beryl Reynolds. 


She is preceded in death by Her parents, Robert Killgo and
Lillian Bradshaw Killgo.
Her husband: Ray C. Nevels, her brother: William D. Killgo, her sister: Martha Ann Davis,   a Special Niece: Dianne Knowles, and a
Son-in-law: Gary Joe Dugas.


Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms.  Tuesday, 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Also visiting Wednesday, 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms.  Officiated by Rev. Michael Mann. Interment to follow in Ebenezer Cemetery.

 

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Justin Louis “Tub” Kirkland, 39,  of Liberty, MS.,  passed away Wednesday,  April 2, 2014, near Gloster. He was born Jan. 23, 1975 in McComb, MS. to James Louis Kirkland and Rebecca Dixon Kirkland.

Justin was an Operator with the Georgia-Pacific Corp. in Port Hudson, LA. He also was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Justin exemplified what a real man is. He was a loving husband, father, son, and brother. He was a gentle soul. He was a lifelong friend to many people in the Ducktown Community and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
A special statement his daughter made is, “My daddy is like a vowel. You can’t make a sentence without a vowel just like you can’t make my family without my daddy.”

Justin is survived by his wife: Leigh Ivey Kirkland,  his daughter:  Ivey Elise Kirkland,  his son: William James “Jay” Kirkland,   his mother and step-father: Rebecca Dixon Baker and David Baker .  His two brothers: Jason Kirkland and wife Lori; Jamie Kirkland and wife Daphne; Jason’s children: Kale, Kevin, Mavrick and Melanie. Jamie’s children: Rylee, Presley and Walker;
And His Maternal Grandmother: Donita Dixon.

Justin is preceded in death by his Father: James Louis Kirkland.,  Maternal Grandfather: Carl Dixon., Paternal Grandparents: Benton and Virginia Kirkland.
Three Uncles: David Dixon, Steve Dixon and Piper Dixon.
One Aunt: Patsy Boykin.

Visiting Friday, April 4, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and Saturday, April 5, 10:00 A.M. until time of Funeral Services Saturday at 11:00 A.M. All services at Liberty Baptist Church in Liberty, MS.  Officiated by Rev. James Sadler.  Rev. Bradley Geno.  Bro. Avery Dixon. 
Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery near Liberty.

Pallbearers are Kale Kirkland, Kevin Kirkland, Jason “Jbird” Daniel, Joel Baye, Justin Baggett, Greg Haygood, Mickey Goff, Kyle Haygood, Stewart Leblanc and Seth Jones.

Honorary Pallbearers are Tom Lewis, Matt Lewis, Brian “Shucks” Womack, Barry Felder, Bobby Hayes, Dan Dalton, Randy Rogillio, Tommy Daniel, Toby Boudreaux, Danny “Slick” Boudreaux,
Russell Babin and Bennett Baye.

In Lieu of Flowers, Family requests that donations be made to the Drury Outdoors Catch A Dream Foundation

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Lynwood Lewis of Oak Grove, Louisiana died on March 24, 2014 at West Carroll Memorial Hospital. He was 83 years old and was born on June 12, 1930 on Route 2 Summit, Mississippi.
 
He worked as an auto parts man for several General Motors dealerships, was a partner in Wiliams and Lewis Pontiac, Buick, and GMC dealership and owned his own Parts Plus auto parts store.  He was a member of the Plymouth Pprimitive Baptist church where he served as a Deacon.  

Survived by wife, Ernestine Wilkinson Lewis, 2 Daughters, Sharon McGraw Littlefield (Blaine) and Cathy Lewis , 2 Sons Howard Keith McGraw and Richard Lynn Lewis (Monnisa), 2 sisters-in-law. Delta Deaton Lewis and Evelyn Summers Lewis,  6 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded in Death by 2 children Michael Lynn, and Deborah Ann Lewis; parents, Isaac Rankin and Lois Branch Lewis, 3 sisters Imogene Moak, Frances Young, and Geraldine Parson McIndoe, 4 brothers Russell, Robert, Witford, and Ralph Lewis.

Visitation 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday March 25, 2014, at Brown Funeral Home, Gloster.
Visiting also  9:00 am until time of  Funeral Services at 10:00 am Wed. March 26, 2014, at Plymouth Primitive Baptist Church, Hwy 24, Gloster.

Services will be conducted by Elder Dub Hatten, Elder Jerry Williams, Elder Harvey Bates, Elder Ricky Myers.

Pallbearers are Greg Wilkinson,  Bobby Smith, Jim Young, Darryl Lewis, Kenny Albaral, Dallas Strickland, Al Moak and Gary Lewis. 

Internment Roseland Cemetery, Gloster



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Myra King Shermer Davis, 66, died peacefully on March 10, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on October 23, 1947 in Centreville, MS. She is preceded in death by her parents: Larry Russell King and Barbara Whittington King, and her late husband, Larry Davis.
 
She graduated from Vidalia, LA,
High School and completed training in cosmetology. She enjoyed a long career as a beautician but also stood by her partners in all of the businesses as well. She was a member of Union Methodist Church in Gloster, MS.

She is survived by her husband, Greg Fondren of Gloster, MS; her sister, Alice Bennett (Wayne) of Baton Rouge, LA; her sons, Dr. Chet Shermer(Julie), Aaron Shermer (Lesley) of Natchez, MS. Stepson - Ivan Nastally of Louisiana. Two Stepdaughters – Brittany Fondren and Katie Fondren, both of Brandon, MS. She is also survived by her five grandchildren: Ashley Harlan, Devin Evans, Alex Shermer, Callie Shermer and Emma Shermer.
She loved all of her grandchildren and
daughters-in-law very much. She was able to attend all of their important life events, even after cancer weakened her over the last few years.
 Myra had a number
of wonderful cousins (who were her best friends), nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
 Her family was her whole life and she enjoyed them so much.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation is Thursday, March 13, 2014, 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS. Funeral Services are Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 11:00 AM., from Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Gloster. Rev. Reggie Forman officiating.

Pallbearers are Ivan Nastally, Larry Norman, Brad Fondren, Stacy Arnold, Devin Evans and Derek Daye. Honorary Pallbearer is Braxton Fondren.

Interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park in Clinton, MS

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Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.     John 14:1-2.

Lyndel  Estelle  Caston,  89,  native and longtime resident of Amite County, Ms.,  passed away Sunday,  March 9, 2014 in Baton Rouge,La.   She was born April 4, 1924, to Edwin “Bud” Jackson and Rochie Crum Jackson.

She is survived by her daughters:  Arlevia Caston Martin and Lloyd Crooks,  and  Joyce Caston Kaiser and Clem Kaiser.
Grandchildren:  Sharron and David Coleman,   Kelly and Courtney Elveston,   Michael and Tamra Vinson,  Jason Vinson,  and  Lynde Vinson.
Great-grandchildren: Sharrlee  McLemore,  Darron Coleman,  Braxtyn Elveston,  Rory Vinson,  Micah Vinson,   Jameson Vinson,   Adeline Vinson,  Axel Elveston,  and  Jagger  Elveston.
Great-Great-Grandchild: Riana  McLemore.
2 Brothers: David E. Jackson  and  Phillip Jackson.

Lyndel was preceded in death by her parents,  her husband of 65 years  C.L. Caston., and one brother,  Jewell Jackson.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms., Tuesday, March 11, from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.  Funeral Services are Wednesday, March 12, at 11:00 A.M. at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster.

Officiated by Rev. Robert Hawke and Rev. Ernest Whittington.  Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Michael Vinson, Jason Vinson, Darron Coleman, Kelly Elveston, David Brown, and Brian Sunday.

Honorary Pallbearers: Clem Kaiser and Lloyd Crooks

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Lona J. Kinabrew, 90, of Liberty,Ms., passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at her residence near Liberty.
She was born August 19, 1923 in Hancock County, Ms. to the late Joseph C. Jones and Milissa Rester Jones.   She was a housewife.

She is survived by her daughter:   Anette  Wilson  Kinabrew,   
her son: Charles P. Wilson and wife Kristine.   
8 Grandchildren:   Jan Kinabrew Nash,  Bobby Charles Kinabrew,Clifton David Kinabrew,   Wendra Kinabrew Dequeant,   Adriane Kinabrew Tarver, Erica Kinabrew Sullivan, 
Jessica Michelle Wilson,   Charles Eric Wilson.
10 Great-Grandchildren  and  1 Great-Great-grandchild.
Her Sister: Juanita Jones Osborne.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Joseph C. Jones and  Milissa Rester Jones.
First Husband: Charles Eric Wilson,  
Second Husband: Wilburne L. Kinabrew.
Her daughter: Sue Kinabrew, and  6 Sisters and 2 Brothers.

She was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church.

Visiting Friday, March 7, 2014, at Enterprise Baptist Church, 5:00 P,M. until 9:00 P.M.
Also visiting Saturday,March 8,  from 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Saturday,  at Enterprise Baptist Church. Officiated by Rev. Ernest Whittington.
Interment will follow in Enterprise Cemetery.

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James Ardell Sterling  83, of Liberty MS.
Passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at his residence near Liberty.
He was born Aug. 29, 1930 to William Sterling and  Lilly Durham Sterling.
He was a former Logger and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

He is survived by Children: Martha Kellow, Worth A. Smith, Jr., Denise Beasley and Sharon Beasley.
9 Grandchildren and 4 Great-Grandchildren.


Preceded in death by:
His Parents: William and Lilly Durham Sterling.
3 Brothers: Dallie Sterling, Roy Sterling and Wesley Paul Sterling.
6  Sisters: Juanita Newman, Lizzie Alford, Quida Kreamer, Louise Husser, Julie Sterling and Annie L. Freeman.


Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS.  Thursday,
March 6, 2014,   6:00 P.M. until
9:00 P.M.  Also visiting at Brown Funeral Home  Friday, March 7, 9:00 A.M. until time of Funeral Services at 10:00 A.M. Friday, at Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Mary Springs Cemetery near Gloster.
Services officiated by Rev. Danny Cook.

Pallbearers are Worth A. Smith lll,   Randall Smith,   Jason Bass,   Jacob Bass,  Roger Dale Sterling,  and  John Aubrey Sterling.


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Kuncha  Ivy,  75, of St. Francisville, LA.,  passed away Friday,  February 28, 2014, at her residence in St. Francisville, LA.
She was born March 29, 1938, in Seoul, South Korea.

Kuncha is survived by her loving husband of 
49 years, Josh Ivy,   and her adoring children:  
Carolyn Bourgeois and husband, Gerry,   Mary Dufour and husband, Chris,   and Ginger Gail Ivy.
She will be forever in our hearts.
Also survived by Loving Granddaughter:  Meagen Quave and husband Derek,  and  Great-Granddaughter:  Mila Quave.
Her Sister: Ruby Brooks and her husband David.
Her Sister-In-Laws: Velma Ivy Crum,  Sarah Ivy  and  Ruby Nell Savoy.Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

She is preceded in death by her loving parents and Grandson: Corey Ivy.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster,Ms. Sunday,  5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Also visiting Monday, 1:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 3:00 P.M. at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster,Ms.   Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.



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Karen R. Randall,  56,  of Gloster, Ms.,  passed away Thursday,  February 27, 2014, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb, Ms.  She was born March 19, 1957, in Sikeston, Missouri to the late James Leon Rister and Barbara Rister.

She married Greg Randall on Good Friday in 1982.   She was a secretary for Herring Gas Co.
She was member of Thomson Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Karen is survived by her husband: Greg Randall,  her son:  Mark Randall,  her mother: Barbara Vance, her  2 sisters: Krista Jackson and Kerri Rister.   1 Niece Lacey Jackson,
Her Brother-in-law: Doug Randall and his wife Toni,  and friends Darlene Thornton, Patsy Towles, Lisa White, and Wayne Hollingsworth,  just to name a few.

She is preceded in death by her Father James Leon Rister.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Saturday, form 1:00 P.M. until time of funeral Services ate 2:00 P.M. Saturday, at Brown Funeral Home.  Officiated by Rev. Keith Zachary and Rev. Eric Green.  Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery near her home in Amite County. 



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Rosella Aileen Flowers,   77,  resident of Liberty, MS., passed away Sunday , February 23, 2014, at Field Memorial Hospital in Centreville, MS. 
She was born Nov. 27, 1936 in Sacramento, CA., to the late Joe Napier and Francis Aileen Wherity.    She was a former waitress and accountant with the Army Air Force Exchange Services.

She is survived by her husband,  Richard Lamar Flowers.
2 daughters, Robin Lewis and husband Dale and Jo Ella Cupit and husband Ken.    Her Dauhter-In-Law:  Sandra Thrasher.
3 Grandchildren: Tarrah Rose and husband Joey,   Lori Lewis and Dillon Lewis.
Great-Grandchild: Grayson Rose.             

Preceded in death by her parents, Joe Napier and Francis Aileen Wherity.
Her Son: Curt Thrasher  and Infant Child: Melody.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home, Gloster, MS.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014,  6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and  Wednesday, February 26,  10:00 A.M. until  10:30 A.M.
Graveside Services will be 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Bethel Cemetery near Liberty, MS..
Services officiated by Richard E. Flowers.
Pallbearers are Ken Cupit, Larry Sterling, Jack Cupit, Jr., Johnny Cupit, Chase Havard, Brandon Jones and Joey Rose.
Honorary Pallbearer is Dillon Lewis


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Donnis Coleman Huff,   84,  longtime resident of Amite County, Ms.
She passed away Thursday , February 20, 2014.
 She was born May 28, 1929 in Gilbert, La. to the late Abe N. Coleman and Eunice Whittington Coleman, and grew up in Amite County.  She was a homemaker.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Ginger Winter and husband Mike,
Helen Thomas and her husband John and Her Step-son: Glen Huff.
Grandchildren: Rob Winter and his wife Natasha,  Shane Winter,  Jason Little and wife Candice,  and John Thomas.
 2 Step-Grandchildren,  Keith Flye and Kevin Flye.
5 Great-grandchildren.              1 Great-Great Grandchild.
3 Brothers: Nathaniel Coleman and his wife Jo Beth, Jessie Coleman, and Kelly Coleman.    
2 Sisters: Geneviève Blalock and Blondell Blalock.
Numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents, Abe N. Coleman and Eunice Whittington Coleman.
Her First Husband: Casey Temple.
 Her Second Husband:  Robert R. Huff.
Her step-daughter: Dale Huff Flye.
4 Sisters: Ruthie Wroten,  Ellouise Cothern,  Bonnie Slay,  and Elizabeth Coleman.
 Her Granddaughter: Donnis Louise Thomas.

She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home Sunday, February 23, 2014, beginning  at 2:00 P.M. and continuing until time of Funeral Services at 3:00 P.M. Sunday at Brown Funeral Home.
Interment in Jacobs Cemetery.
Services officiated by Rev. Burnett Carraway.




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Elouise Elizabeth Tynes, 83,  native and resident of Gloster,Ms. passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 at her residence near Gloster.
 She was born March 28, 1930 in Gloster, the daughter of the late V.O. Steele and Claudie Mernvia Wilkinson Steele.

Mrs. Tynes was reared and received her early education in Gloster, Mississippi, graduating from Centreville High School in 1948.  She married Charles Marcell Tynes on February 9, 1952 in Centreville,Ms.  Mrs. Tynes and her husband moved to Pine Bluff , Arkansas, and remained there until her husband’s retirement from Rosewood County Club  at which time they moved “back home.”

She was devoted to her church, her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.  
While in Pine Bluff, she was a member of Forrest Park Baptist Church, where she sang  in the choir and taught Sunday School. Mrs. Tynes was active in all of her children’s school activities and sports, especially golf and swimming. She enjoyed playing golf herself. Upon returning to Gloster, she was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

She shared her faith with family and friends and set an example for what a Godly woman is as referenced in Proverbs 31:25-38: “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her.”

Mrs. Tynes was also preceded in death by a son: Charles Marcell, Jr. in 1979.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Marcell Tynes; her sons, Garland Stewart Tynes and his wife Kathy of White Hall, Arkansas  and Dickie Gene Tynes and his wife, Debbie, of Little Rock, Arkansas. Her daughter, Stephanie Michelle Tynes Votsmier and her husband, Greg of Collierville, Tennessee.  She was especially proud of her seven Grandchildren: Rachel Lea Tynes Jett and her husband, Michael of Heber Springs, Arkansas;  Rebecca Ann Tynes East and her husband Zachary, of Benton, Arkansas;  Hunter Steele Tynes of Fayetteville, Arkansas;  Haley Dee Tynes of Little Rock;
Sarah Kathryn Votsmier,  William Gregory Votsmier Jr.,  and Andrew Tynes Votsmier, all of Collierville;  her two great grandchildren, Sloan Kathryn Jett and Tynes Dylan East, and her two step-grandchildren,  Lucas and Samuel Ray.    She is also survived by her sisters,   Esther Rowell of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and  Darnell Causey of Liberty, Mississippi,  and her two brothers Joe Steele of Liberty, Mississippi and John Steele of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Visiting will be Saturday, February 22, at Mt.Pleasant Baptist Church near Gloster,  from 1:00 P.M. until time of funeral services Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.   Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery , officiated by Rev. Zach Smith and Rev. Joe Jackson. 

Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 3005 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Gloster, Mississippi, 39638.



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James K. Hall, Jr.,  68,   resident of Zachary, LA.
Passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Our Lady Of  The Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.

He was born April 24, 1945 to James K. Hall, Sr. and  Margaret Schmidt Hall. He was a former electrician with James River Paper Mill.

He is survived by 1 Daughter: Janet King. 
1 Son: Jay Hall and wife Keesha.
4 Grandchildren: Chase Hall,  Jaylan Hall,  Shelton Hall  and  Rachael King.
1 Sister: Khristina “Tina” Jackson.
Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Preceded in death by: 
His Parents: James K. Hall, Sr. and Margaret  Schmidt Hall.
Son-In-Law:  Max King.
Sister: Mary Margaret Ensey.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS., Friday,
February 21,  6:00 P.M. until
9:00 P.M. Also visiting at Brown Funeral Home Saturday, 12:00 P.M. until time of Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, at Brown Funeral Home Chapel. 
Interment
to follow at Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.
Rev. Jason Whittington officiating.  

Pallbearers are Rockey Jackson, Roy Jackson, Bobby Jackson, Josh Etheridge,          Ray Walker, and Justin Arnold

 

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Tammy Jo Cupit, age 53, died in her home in Liberty, Mississippi Tuesday night, February, 11, 2014, around 10:00pm.
Tammy was Born in Baton Rouge, La., and later moved back to her parents home-state. 

She is survived by her father and mother, Reggie C. Cupit and Ethel Louise Johnson-Myers. Tammy has one older sister, Cathy Louise Cupit-Amedee and one older brother, Reggie Ricky Cupit. Bridgett Bennett, Amber Bennett-Allen and Amanda Hood are her three beautiful neices.
Her surviving children, Darla De'Cha Summers is a TV Host and Actress and Davie Clay Summers followed in his parents footsteps working in the construction industry.  Additionally she has two beautiful grandsons, Hayden Jacob Taylor and Braxton John Gabriel Grimmer.

Tammy worked for Turner Industries for over 17 years working her way through the ranks. She was well respected by her professional peers. Regarded by her friends and family as fun loving and outgoing, Tammy loved the outdoors; fishing and gardening being among her favorite activities she enjoyed.

Services are being held at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Mississippi on Saturday, February 15, 2014, with visiting from 9:00 am until time Funeral Services at 11:00 am.  She will be laid to rest in McCall Creek, Mississippi, at New Salem Cemetery. All friends and family are invited to attend.

The family would like to recognize Paul Harris, Jeffery Juge, Maya Powers, and Kathy Sutton for the invaluable support they have provided to our family.

 

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Barbara Lee King,   86,  a native and longtime resident of Gloster, Ms.,passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at Field Memorial Hospital in Centreville,Ms.   
She was born October 8, 1927 in Amite County, to  Claude Whittington and Dorothy Mae Whittington.   She was a store clerk with Bill’s Dollar Store in Gloster, and later with Penny-Pinchers in Gloster.

She is survived by Her two daughters:  Alice Bennett and husband Wayne,  and Myra Davis and husband Greg Fondren.
Two sisters: Claudia Whittington Jackson and Hattie Bell (Boots) Whittington Woodard.
Three Grandsons: Larry Norman and wife Susan, Chet Shermer and  wife Julie,  and Aaron Shermer and wife Lesley. 
 Great-Grandchildren:  Ashley Harlan,  Jamen Smiley, Joshua Norman,  Alex Shermer,  Callie Shermer,  and  Emma Shermer.    And   a number of wonderful nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Larry Russell King,    a daughter, Carolyn Estelle,  and a sister, Mamie (Dixie) Whittington Hargon.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Thursday February 13, from 9:00 A.M. until time of  Funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Reggie Forman.

Pallbearers are  Greg Fondren,  Terry Short,  Larry Norman,  Chet Shermer,  Aaron Shermer,  and  Alex Shermer.




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Hazel Ann Longmire,  age 74,  a native and lifelong resident of Wilkinson County, Miss.  
Passed away Friday February 7, 2014, at the University Medical Center in Jackson, Ms.
She was born March 1, 1939 in Wilkinson County, to Lilliton Elmo Sanders and Bessie Mae Geter Sanders.   She was a homemaker.

She is survived by 3 Sons: Danny Ray Longmire,  Ronnie Eugene Longmire, and Robert Earl Longmire.   14 Grandchildren, 17 Great-grandchildren, and  2 Brothers: Dennis Elmo Sanders and Clifton Lavone Sanders.

Preceded in death by:  Her parents, Lilliton Elmo Sanders and Bessie Mae Geter Sabnders,  Her husband:  William Eugene “Bill” Longmire,  Her daughter: Kathy Lynn Spillman,  Her son: William Eugene Longmire, and her sister: Barbara Faye Rollins.

Visiting at Pioneer Baptist Church,  Sunday,  6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Also visiting Monday, 9:00 A.M. until time of Funeral Services at 10:00 A.M. Monday,  at Pioneer Baptist Church.    Officiated  by  Rev. Kevin  Dixon.  Interment will follow in Sanders Fork Hill Cemetery.




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Daniel Lee Whittington, 30, of Gloster, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2013, near his residence in Amite County.
 He was born September 23, 1983 in Baton Rouge, La.,  to Martin Dale Whittington and Donna Lynne Buckles Whittington.
He was a carpenter.

He is survived by his Father:   Marty Whittington and his wife Tina.
His Mother:  Donna Lynne Folmar and her husband Casey.
Sisters:  Megan Whittington,  Heathe Folmar,  and  Paige Whittington.
Brothers:   Dustin Folmar  and  Chase Whittington.
Parental Grandmother:  Susan Whittington.
Aunts:  Rhonda Myers,  Tana Wright,  and  Tracy Holland.
Uncles: Dwayne Whittington  and  Jason Whittington.

Preceded in death by  Paternal Grandfather: Leonard Whittington.
Maternal Grandfather: Kenneth Buckles.
Maternal Grandmother: Faye Wilkinson.

Visiting is at Brown Funeral Home Friday, 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, at Brown Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery.





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Thomas L. “Red” Hutson ll, 72, longtime resident of Wilkinson County,  Ms., passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Field Memorial Hospital in Centreville,Ms.

He was born July 7, 1941 in Waco, Texas  to Thomas L. Hutson and Edyce Temple Hutson.   He served his country in the U.S. Navy,  and  he was retired from Crown-Zellabach as a technician.

He is survived by his daughter: Stephanie Hutson,  His son: Thomas L. Hutson lll.
4 Grandchildren: Lauren Mckey, Aiden Hutson, Annabella Hutson, and Gabrielle Hutson.   4 Sisters:  Celeste H. Rogers,   Lavonne H. Thompson, Terry H. Jones,  and  Brenda Joy Garza, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at Magnolia Cemetery in Magnolia,Ms.   Officiated by Rev. Zach Smith

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Stacy Renae Hastings, 41, native and resident of Gloster,Ms.
passed away Monday, February 3, 2014, at Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb,Ms.
She was born December 6, 1972, to William Edward Smith and Sherry Arnold.
She was a retired L.P.N.  

Stacy is survived by her Husband,  Fred L. Hastings Jr.  
3 Sons:  Bradley Hastings,  Wesley Hastings,  and  Hayden Hastings.
Her Mother:  Sherry Arnold.
Her Father: William Edward Smith.                         
1 Sister: Tasha Moore,  and 2 Granddaughters, Alissa and Makayla Hastings.

She is preceded in death by her Step-Father: Gene Arnold.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster,Ms.  Tuesday, 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.   Also visiting Wednesday, 1:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 3:00 P.M. at Brown Funeral Home.   Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.   Officiated by Bro. Bernard Waites.

Pallbearers are, Daniel Easterly,  Johnny Dykes, Haydel Hatchell, Bradley Hastings, Jacob Russell, and  Russell Hastings.


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Mel Dean Little, 78 of Brandon, MS., passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014, at Brandon Court Rehab Center in Brandon.

He was born to the late Joe and Bertha Maginsky Little, on December 5, 1935, in Atlanta, GA..

Mr. Little was a former Human Resources Director and Telephone Business Systems Sales Representative.

He was also a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Faith.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Peggy Gardner Little. 
One Daughter, Jennifer Renee Little Spong.
One Son, Steven Todd Little and wife, Stephanie.
Two Grandsons, Bryce Howard Spong and Gardner Todd Little.
Two Granddaughters, Nikola Sarria and Bailey Sarria.
One Sister, Eileen Perlman. And Numerous Nieces and Nephews. 

Mr. Little was preceded in death by parents; Joe and Bertha Maginsky Little.
One Brother,  Sheldon Little.

Graveside Services are Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 1:00 pm at Oaklawn Cemetery,
 in Centreville, MS .       Services officiated by Pastor Richie Halverson.

Family Requests In Lieu of Flowers that Donations be made to The American Red Cross or a Charity of Your Choice.





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Gwendolyn  Kay  Jones , 68, of Liberty,Ms. , Lifelong native and resident of Amite County,Ms.   passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Oschners Medical Center in New Orleans, La.

 She was born November 27, 1945 in Centreville, Ms.  to Ralph Tabor and Ellen Cassels Tabor.   Gwen worked as a Meter Reader for M.P.L. for 20 years and for 15 years as a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service.

 She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert Preston Jones of Liberty,

Her daughter, Tracy Dreher,  her step-son,  Bobby Jones, and her son Brandon Jones.    1 Sister, Ellen Steadman.    3 Grandsons:  Christopher Jones,  Trenton Jones,  and  Parker Jones.

 She is preceded in death by: her parents, Ralph and Ellen Cassels Tabor,

 1 son: Danny Dreher,  and 1 Step-son:  Chris Jones.

 Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster,Ms.  Monday, February 3,  6:00 P.M. until 9:00, P.M.   Also visiting Tuesday,  9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday,  at Brown Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery near Liberty,Ms.  Officiated by Rev. Dusty Rhodes and Rev. James Sadler.

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Irene Wilson Ital, 93,  longtime resident of Gloster, Ms.,   passed away Wednesday,

 

January 29, 2014  at Wilkinson County Senior Care in Centreville,Ms. 

She was born February 11, 1920 in Mantee, Ms.  to Calvin Wilson and Audrey White Wilson.   She was a retired seamstress with Liberty Mills Garment factory.

She is survived by a host of Nieces, Nephews, and family members.

She is preceded in death by Her parents, Calvin and
Audrey White Wilson.
2 Sisters: Lorene Wilson Willingham and Susan Wilson Skelton.
3 Brothers: L.A. Lonnie Wilson,  Hubert Wilson, and James “Sambo” Wilson.

Visitation  Friday,  January 31,  at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms. from    6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.   Also visiting Saturday, 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, at Brown Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery, Gloster.
Services officiated by Rev. Greg Beaty.

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Larry Clinton Flowers, III, 63  resident of  Woodville, MS.
Passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on June 18, 1950 in New Orleans, LA., to Larry Clinton Flowers, Jr. and Veronica Estelle O’Connor Flowers.

Mr. Flowers was a retired Elevator Mechanic/Constructor .
He was a member of IUEC Local 16. He was also a member of Corinth Church Of Christ.

He is survived by Wife, Bonnie Flowers. 
2 Daughters: Laurie Ann Flowers Leger and  Julie Flowers Taylor.
1 Son, Larry Clinton Flowers, IV.
2 Grandchildren: James DeWitt McIntosh, II and Joshua Allan Leger.
1 Brother, Ronnie Matthews.

Preceded in death by his Parents and 1 Son, Scott Joseph Flowers.

Visiting, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS., 10:00 am until time of Funeral Services Saturday at 1:00 pm, at Brown Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow in Arnold Family Cemetery in Hammond, LA.

Services Officiated by Bro. Bernard Waites.

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Charles  L. Coker,  79,  longtime resident of Liberty, Ms.  passed away Tuesday,  January 21, 2014  at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center  in  McComb, Ms. 

He was born November 11, 1934 in Tishomingo County,  to Herbert and Sarah Allie Parsons Coker.

Mr. Charles served his country during the Korean War stationed  in Germany.

He was the manager of Feliciana Farmers Co-op in Clinton,La. for many years.  He was also a cattle farmer, and loved to spend time with his grandsons.

He is survived by 2 Daughters,   LeWair Foreman and  husband Jamie, of Summit,Ms.   and  Amy Cothren and husband Ronnie of Liberty,Ms.

2 Grandsons: Tanner Cothren and wife Holly, and Lail Cothren.   1 Sister: Helen Coker Dexter of Memphis, Tn. and numerous  nephews and nieces.

Preceded in death by his wife: Jesse Jones Coker,  his parents, Herbert Coker and Sarah Allie Parsons Coker, and 6 older brothers and sisters.

Visiting Friday, January 24, at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, 9:30 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Friday at Brown Funeral Home.     Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Alton Foster.

Pallbearers are Tanner Cothern,  Lail Cothern,  Jamie Foreman,  Tom Walsh, Keith Hux,  and  Barry Felder.



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Mary Ann Reid Whittington Harvey, age 74, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 23, 2013.

She was a former member of New Zion Baptist Church where She and her family grew up attending.
Mary was a faithful member of Liberty Baptist Church. She loved the Lord and was not afraid of going home to be with her Lord and Savior.  She loved the Lord, her family, and her church family.

She cooked for her family each Thanksgiving and Christmas. She was known by her family for her “Turkey and Dressing” and all the trimmings.
She was loved by her family and friends and will be missed.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Jeannie and Barry Felder of Liberty,Ms.,   her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Marilyn Whittington of Murfreesboro, Tn.     6 Grandchildren,  Ryan Felder of New Orleans,La.,   Logan and Lucas Felder of Liberty, Corey Whittington and wife Briana of Smyrna, Tn.,    Megan Whittington and Molly Marsalis of Mc Comb, Ms.  3 Great-grandchildren.

4 Sisters,  Sarah McKlemurry,  Winnie Lou Reid,   Allie Rae Brooks and husband Donald all of Liberty,Ms.,  and Betty Bowlin of McComb,Ms.    A host of nieces and nephews and a special nephew,  Bobby Mcklemurry Jr. and his children, Karleigh and Peyton McKlemurry of Liberty.  She was just like a mama to them.   She had a special friend, her dog “Royce”.

She was preceded in death by  her parents, Albert and Winnie Reid,   2 Brothers, Willard Reid and Charles Reid.    Her husbands,  Eugene Whittington and Billy Joe Harvey. Her  brother-in-law, Ben Bowlin,  a sister-in-law Doris Reid,  and a nephew Thomas Earl Reid.

Visiting is Thursday, at the Liberty Baptist Church from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00m P.M.  Also visiting Friday, 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the Church.   Interment will follow in New Zion Cemetery,  officiated by Rev. Bradley Geno and Rev. James Sadler.

Pallbearers  are Logan Felder, Lucas Felder, Corey Whittington, Bobby McKlemurry Jr., Sammy Carraway, and Ricky Bowlin.

Honorary Pallbearers are Bobby  McKlemurry Sr., Jerry Maxwell, Ryan Felder, and Donald Brooks. 


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Johnny Lee Tynes, 65, of Liberty, MS.
Passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Mc Comb, MS.
He was born December 25, 1947 in Centreville, MS.
He was the son ofJohn Davis Tynes and Joyce Newman Tynes.

Mr. Tynes was retired from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College as Dean of Industrial Services, with over 20 years service. Recently, he worked part time with the Amite County Sheriff Department in Liberty, MS.
He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Smithdale, MS 

Mr.Tynes also enjoyed being an active member of the Christian Motorcyclist Association, as well as hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

Mr Tynes is survived by:  Wife: Connie Tynes.
Daughter: Rebecca Joyce Tynes and her Fiancé, Michael Reeder.
Son: Lee Tynes and wife, Michell.
Grandson: Tommy Tynes.
Sister: Sandra Tynes Lewis and husband, Tom.
2 Brothers: Mike Tynes and wife, Hettie Lynn; and Roy Tynes and wife, Fran.
Numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Father-In-Law: Charles C. Barlow.

He was preceded in death by: Parents: John Davis and Joyce Newman Tynes.
2 Nieces: Joy Lewis and Andrea Tynes.
Mother-In-Law: Rebecca J. Barlow.

Funeral Services are visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, MS.,Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, 9:30 am until time of Funeral Services Tuesday at 11:00 am at Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty.

Interment will follow at Nunnery Cemetery near Liberty, MS 

Services officiated by Rev. Burnette Carraway.


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Morris Lynn Whittington, 75, native of the Busy Corner Community in Amite County, MS.
Passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2013, at Orchard Park Living Center in McKinney Texas.

He was born  November 12, 1938, in Gloster, MS, to Willie Ray Whittington and Nelia Irene Whitehead Whittington.

Mr. Whittington is survived by;  Sons: Marion Whittington  and Brian Whittington.
1 Brother: Shelton Whittington, and wife Sissy.  1 Sister: Janice Prosch and husband Ronnie.
2 Grandchildren: Ryan and Amanda.

He was preceded in death by;   His Parents.  1 Brother: Lantis Ray Whittington, and  2 Sisters: Clemmie Ruth Jackson and Barbara Faye Floyd.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Funeral Services are Monday Dec. 23, 10:00am at Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Gloster.
Interment is in Mary Springs Cemetery 


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 Mary Newcomb Reynolds , native of Mississippi and resident of Kenner, La.,   passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013  at Chateau Living Center in Kenner,La.
She was born February 13, 1931, in Calhoun County, Ms.  to Willie Esker Newcomb and Evia Rider Newcomb,

She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include 3 sons: Murray Lee Reynolds Jr. and his wife Aneta,
Ricky Reynolds and his wife Keren,  and Dennis Reynolds Sr. and his wife Dana.
Grandchildren:   Amy Reynolds,    Shannon Meister and husband Geoff,     Murray Reynolds lll and wife Lauren,  Lindsey Reynolds, Dennis Reynolds Jr.,  and  Devin Reynolds.
Great-grandchild:   Madelyn Reynolds.   1 Brother, Olen Newcomb, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by  her Parents,   her husband  Murray Lee Reynolds,   3 Brothers: Willie Lee Newcomb, James D. Newcomb, and Vester Newcomb.
2 Sisters: Cecelia N. Cummings and Eva N. Brantley.

Visiting will be at Mary Springs Church of God of Prophecy near Gloster, on Friday December 20, 2013, from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 1:00 P.M. at Mary Springs Church.  Interment will follow in Mary Springs Cemetery.

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Eva Cassie Forman Williams, 93 of Gloster, MS passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Wilkinson County Senior Care Center in Centreville, MS.  Eva was lifelong resident of Amite County and will be truly missed by her family.
She was a member of the Gloster United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Charles Williams, Sr. and her daughter Elizabeth Elmira Williams Floyd.

She is survived by her four children, Thomas Charles Williams, Jr. (Tommy), Mark Lane Williams, John Michael Williams and wife Darlene Williams and Helen Sue Williams Kauchak and husband Robert Kauchak. Seven grandchildren, Scarlet Ballard and husband Jason Ballard of Meadville, Brad Schumpert and wife Amanda Schumpert of Baton Rouge, LA; Missy Tickner and husband William Tickner of Madison, MS; Mindy Castro & husband Erick Castro of Glen Rock, NJ; Ben Williams of Gloster; Chris Williams of Hattiesburg, MS; Jamie Williams of Gloster, MS & Whitney Douglas and husband Chad Douglas of Hattiesburg, MS. And 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 18th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and 10:00am at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, December 19th at 11:00am, from Brown Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Talbert Cemetery near Gloster.

 

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Mr. James Allen Perkins, 67, formerly of Jackson, recently a resident of Hattiesburg, ascended to heaven Saturday at his residence in Gloster, MS.

He was born August 9th, 1946. Funeral services will be held at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster on Wednesday,  December 18th, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with interment to follow at Roseland Cemetery, Gloster. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 17th from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. Rev. Greg Beaty officiating. 

 
He was a graduate of Gloster High and a graduate of Mississippi State University with B.A. in Engineering where he made many life long friends as a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He went on to have a distinguished career as a beloved employee of Transocean Drilling where he retired after 26 years of dedicated service.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Norman Lee and Audrey Ruth Perkins and sister Mary Beth Perkins. Survivors are his wife Sally Perkins, his son Norman Daniel Perkins and 4 step children; Johnny and Jamie Moore, Keah and Robbie Townsend, grandchild Addison Guidry, his brother Randy Lee Perkins and nephews Randy and Tommy Perkins.

James Allen accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in the presence of his devoted wife Sally Perkins on the evening of December 13th. In his mercy, the Lord saw fit to bring James home in his sleep the following morning December 14th, 2013.




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Mary Louise Hazlip Ashley, 85, of Crosby, MS passed away on December 5, 2013 at her residence. She was born on August 16, 1928 in Perrytown, MS, the daughter of the late John R. “Jack” and Bertie Sturdivant Hazlip. 
She was a member of Perrytown Church of Christ.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kennon Ashley, by two sisters Irene Cavin and Molly Johnson, three brothers,  Jake Hazlip, John “Duggar” Hazlip, and Tommy Hazlip.

Mary Louise is survived by two children, Harold Ashley and Mary Ashley Johnson and husband Pete Johnson, all of Crosby. Four grandchildren, Shannon Ashley of Crosby, Casey Arnold and fiancée Brian Baxter of Jacksonville, AL, Ashley Johnson and Thomas Johnson of Crosby. Three great grandchildren, Josh, Kayla, and Logan Arnold of Jacksonville, AL. Two sisters Dot Carter and husband A.D. of Baton Rouge, LA and Corrine Stephens and husband Donnie of Ephrata, WA, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Dave Carter, Charles Cavin, Randy Curtis, Wayne Johnson, Kerry Murray, Mike Perry, Dan Perry, and Alton Boone.
 
Honorary Pallbearers will be A.D. Carter, Donnie Stephens, Rob Murray, Pete Johnson, Wesley Stephens, Bobby Johnson, and the men of the Perrytown Church of Christ.

The visitation will be Friday, December 6, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster. Visitation Saturday will be from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m.
Officiated by Bro. Bernard Waites.
Interment will follow in Ashley Cemetery.

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Audrey Ruth Perkins, 87, longtime resident of Gloster, Ms.      
She passed away ,  Wednesday,  December 4, 2013 at her residence in Gloster.
She was born in Gloster,  March 11, 1926, to Benjamin Franklin Floyd and Nettie Partin Floyd.
She was a homemaker and a member of Galilee Baptist Church.

Audrey is survived by:  2 Sons: Randy Lee Perkins and his wife Donna of Taladago, Ala., and James Allen Perkins and his wife Sally of Hattiesburg, Ms.
3 Grandsons: Randy Lee Perkins, Tommy Perkins, and Daniel Perkins.  4 Step-Grandchildren,  and  Great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by: Parents.   Her husband of 65 years, Norman Perkins.
Her Daughter: Mary Beth Perkins,   2 Brothers, Thomas Nathan “T.N. Floyd”, and John Floyd.   And 3 Sisters: Bennie Whittington, Hazel Webb, and Mildred Tucker.

Funeral Services are visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Friday, 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.  Also visiting Saturday, 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M.,
Saturday, at Brown Funeral Home. 

Interment will follow at Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.

Officiated by Rev. Brian Malone.

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Edwina Sorrels Hyer, 77, longtime resident of Gloster, Ms., passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013 at her residence in Gloster.

She was born December 5, 1935 in Amite County, Ms., to Iddo Sorrels and Ernestine Poole Sorrels.

She was a director for the Mississippi Welfare Department of Amite County for 35 years.

She was Nazarene.

Ms Edwina is survived by:  Her Sister:  Alfreda Sorrels Clark;   
Her Son,  Robert S. Hyer Jr. and Sarah Middlebrooks;                     
Her Daughter, Myra D. Hyer;  
Her grandson, Robert Sherman Hyer lV,
Her granddaughter,    Lauren Middlebrooks,   and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by:   Her parents, and  2 sisters: Donna Oswe Johnson and Lyndell Sorrels Cassels.  

 Funeral Services are Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Monday, Dec. 2, 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.    Also visiting Tuesday, Dec. 3, 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M.  Tuesday, at Brown Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow in Mt.Vernon Cemetery in the Homochitto Community. 

Officiated by  Rev. Greg Beaty

Pallbearers are  John Segrest, Pete Johnson, Lyle Johnson, James Johnson, Robert Shell, and Todd Haygood.

Family requests donations be made to Mississippi Arthritis Foundation or Hospice Compassus.

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Ronald Lewell McCabe, 71.
 
A
native of Amite County,Ms. and a longtime resident  of Baton Rouge, LA., 
passed away  Tuesday,  Nov. 19, 2013,  at his residence in Baton Rouge, LA.
He was born Aug. 11, 1942  in Centreville, MS. to  Lewell McCabe and   Lennie Freeman McCabe.
Mr. McCabe was a Purchasing Manager with Cajun Electric Co., and a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Mr. Ronald was an avid Ole Miss Rebel Fan who loved following the Rebels whenever they played. He was known to many friends as, “Colonel.”

Survivors include his wife: Drenda Forman McCabe.  1 Son: Ronald McCabe II and wife Michelle McCabe.    2 Daughters:  Melissa Jane McCabe and Mark Newstrom,  and  Kelly McCabe Jozwiak and husband David Jozwiak.                                                        
6 Grandchildren:  Aaron Sanders,  Brandon Sanders,  Zachary McCabe, 
Bryson McCabe,  Nathaniel McCabe-Newstrom,  and Cole Mc Key.
1 Brother: Dalton McCabe, and 1 Sister:  Ina-Jean McCabe Knipp.

He was preceded in death by his Parents: Lewell and Lennie Freeman McCabe; and 1 Brother: Lavon McCabe.
 
Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS.  Friday, Nov. 22, 2013,   10:30 am until time of Funeral Services Friday at 1:00 pm,  at Brown Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow in Union Cemetery in Gloster, MS.
 Officiated by Nina Russell.

 

 

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Raymond  “Hoot” Cassels, age 84.                                                   
Native and Longtime resident of Gloster,Ms. , passed away Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013,  at his residence at Lake Dixie Springs  in Summit, Ms.

 

He was born  April 7, 1929,  in Gloster,Ms. to Rev. Delos H. Cassels and Ida Bryant Cassels.
 
He was educated in the Gloster schools and excelled in all sports.  “Hoot” played football for one season at Southwest Mississippi Junior College before being called into the army, where he was the company clerk in the 4063rd Mash unit in Korea.

 

After military service, “Hoot” returned to Gloster where he farmed, and raised cattle and trees, until a stroke disabled him in 1998. “Hoot” was an avid golfer and was known for his “Hootisms” by his fellow golfers.

Mr. Cassels was a lifelong member of Union Methodist Church and for the last fourteen years watched the Galloway U.M.C. in Jackson on T.V.
He especially enjoyed watching Ole Miss and Mississippi State football games. Since recently having moved to Lake Dixie Springs, he enjoyed watching hummingbirds from his front porch and enjoyed the outdoors. He especially enjoyed looking out at the beautiful lake as he had his morning coffee and was anticipating hosting his whole family on Christmas night as he had done many years before at the old plantation home place in Gloster. 

He is survived by: Brother, Milton C. Cassels and his wife Anna Laura of Baton Rouge,La.; Nephew and special caregivers,  Cassels Wilson and his wife Debbie, and Great-Nephews: Todd Wilson and Nic Wilson.
Numerous other nieces and nephews.  

The family would like to give thanks to two other special caregivers, Shirley Jarrell and Annette Standford.

Mr Cassels was preceded in death by: His Parents,  Rev. Delos Cassels and Ida Bryant Cassels.
Brothers:  Bryant Fielding Cassels and wife Ethlyn,  Quayle Cassels and wife Aline, David Cassels and wife Montez and Wilson Cassels and wife Lyndell.
Sisters: Mary Cassels, Sella Allen and husband Johnny, Alice Butler and husband Earl,  Lyndall Larson, and Ottomese Wilson and husband Bernard.

Funeral Services: Visitation at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster,  Thursday,  November 14,   12:00 Noon until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, at the Brown Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow in the Cassels’ Family Cemetery at his old home site.
Services conducted by  Rev. Reggie  Forman.
Pallbearers are: Todd Haygood, Todd Wilson, Nic Wilson, David Dickinson, Preston Jones,  Rick Chatham, David Judice, and Lynn Taylor.

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Michael Mitchell Benoit, 75, formerly of Houma, LA. and Centreville,MS., passed away at his Cullman, AL.  home on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 9, 2013. He was born Aug. 12, 1938 in Houma, LA. to the late Olen Joseph and Della Marie Garibaldi Benoit.

He is survived by his wife, Julia Ann Crum; daughter Sharon Ayers (Jim) Conners; sons Ronald (Linda) Benoit, Thomas (Tonya) Ayers; sisters Betty Artz, Diana (Louis) Marcel; brothers Donald (Violet) Benoit, Barry (Sandra) Benoit; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his sisters Ruth (Norris) Naquin, Constance (Jose) Cano and brother Charles (Anna Rae) Benoit.

Michael grew up in a large Cajun family in the bayous of South Louisiana where his father was a trapper. After being injured in an oilfield accident, he completed his GED and enrolled in Louisiana State University. He was first the first class that graduated from LSU Shreveport campus, receiving a BS in accounting in 1975. He became an enrolled agent and successfully represented numerous taxpayers before the IRS. He came to faith in Jesus Christ in 1979 and served the first the First Presbyterian Church of Houma, LA. as a deacon for a number of years.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, 2:00 pm at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, Cullman, AL., with Funeral Services immediately following at 3:00 pm.   Rev. Andrew Siegenthaler officiating. 

Graveside Services will be held Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at 4:00 pm at Roseland Cemetery in Gloster, MS.

 

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Mrs. Hazel B. Bowlin, 91, graduated to glory on October 30, 2013, at St.Dominic Hospital, Jackson, MS.  She was born in Amite Co. on Augustl8, 1922, to Willie and Lillie Bates.  She attended Ford School and married Charles W. (Bud) Bowlin in 1939; they raised six children and were married for 64 years.  She was retired from McComb Kellwood Co. Quality Control Dept.

She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church for many years and most recently a member of Liberty Baptist Church, where she had many friends whom she loved.  Mrs. Bowlin was a lifelong resident of Amite Co. with the exception of the last 10 years when she lived near her daughter Cris and family and her son Ed and family.


She was a very gifted lady, especially in cooking, sewing, and gardening.  She was a loving, dedicated wife and mother who worked very hard for her family and spent many hours on her knees praying for them.  She was an avid reader having read over 500 Christian books and having read the Bible completely countless times.  She was very charitable to Christian organizations and to people in need; she was recognized personally by Dr. Adrian Rogers for being his Love Worth Finding’s longest contributing member.  Most importantly, she loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and taught her children to love Him, also.  She leaves a wonderful Christian legacy and heritage to her descendants.
 
Services are, Visiting at Brown Funeral Home, Liberty, MS.,  Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Continues there Friday, November 1, 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Services at 11 a.m., Friday, from Brown Funeral Home Chapel, Liberty, MS., with Bro. James Sadler and Evangelist Gary Bowlin officiating.  Burial will be in New Zion Cemetery.  Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by five children: Charlie Bowlin (Nancy), Evelyn Drown (Connie), Ed Bowlin (Anne), Cris White (Jim), and Glenn Bowlin (Pat);  Eight grandchildren: Kimi Kitchens (Chris), Jennifer Wigginton (Dave), Amanda Cunningham (Jeff), Kendall Bowlin (Lisbeth), Jeff Bowlin (T.C), Katy Edwards (Chris), Rachel Thomas (Kenneth), and Emily Walker (Rick); and by 21 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles W. (Bud) Bowlin in2003, her daughter Mildred Ring in 1982, her granddaughter Sarah Elizabeth Ring in 1982, and her great grandson Patrick Dean Bowlin in 2001.

Pallbearers are grandsons, Kendall Bowlin and Jeff Bowlin; great grandson Joseph Edwards; and grandsons-in law Dave Wigginton, Kenneth Thomas, Jeff Cunningham, Rick Walker, and Chris Edwards.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty, MS 39645.

 

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Dr.Paul Elwin Newman, 80, of Liberty, passed away  Sunday,  October13, 2013 at the Liberty Community Living Center . He was born January 8, 1933 to Roy Jackson Newman and Mable Burris Newman.
He was a graduate of Liberty High School, and attended the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi, and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee Dental School in Memphis, Tn.  He began his dental practice in Liberty in 1958 and continued until his retirement in 1995.

Dr. Paul was born in the Glading Community of Amite County and shortly thereafter the family moved to Liberty, where he became a lifetime resident. He was active in many community functions including the Chamber of Commerce, and 28 years as a member of the Liberty Board  of Aldermen. He was an active member  and participated in activities of the Liberty Baptist Church throughout his life, including a member of the choir. During his early years he played high school football and for several years was a participator as a pitcher in Community  softball. He also was coach of Dixie Youth Baseball League. During these years he was an avid Ole Miss sports fan. He will be missed by his many friends and relatives in Southwest Mississippi. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and spending time on their family farm in the Brookside Community north of Liberty.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister, Joyce Newman Tynes. 

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Sally Fenn Newman,  his son Robert Paul Newman, 1 granddaughter Madison Newman, and on Sister Flora Nell Gordon and her husband Kenneth.  Several nieces and nephews. His close friend Col. Robert W. Scott and his wife Joyce of Mechanicsburg, Pa., formerly of Liberty.
Paul's wife’s sisters and brother, Irma Lee Fortgang and her husband Joe,  Peggy Carley and her husband John, and  David Fenn and his wife Carolyn, who were all so attentive to Sally and the family during Paul’s illness.

Visiting  Tuesday, at Liberty Baptist Church, 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M..  Visiting Wednesday, 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the church,  officiated by Rev. Bradley Geno. Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery.

 

The family requests donations be made to the Elevator Fund of Liberty Baptist Church.


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David Wayne Patterson, 47 , of Liberty, MS.  He passed away on Friday,Oct. 11, 2013 at Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.He was born on Sept. 15, 1966 in Baton Rouge, LA. to Samuel Angus Patterson and Elane Sharon DeLaney Patterson.    He was a paramedic with Acadian Ambulance.

Mr. Patterson was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Liberty, MS., where he served in various leadership positions throughout his life. He also served a faithful, two year mission in the Winnipeg, Canada mission.

He is survived by  Wife: Amanda Smith Patterson.
One Daughter: Meghan Phenald and husband, Anthony Phenald.
Three Sons: David Patterson, II., and wife, Olivia Patterson., Michael Patterson and Jonathan Patterson.
His Parents: Samuel Angus and Elane Sharon Delaney Patterson.
Six Brothers: Timothy Patterson, Paul Patterson and wife, Jennifer Patterson; Joseph Patterson and wife Heather Patterson; John Patterson  and wife, Angela Patterson; Jacob Patterson and wife, Courtney and Benjamin Patterson and wife, Haley.
Two Sisters: Deborah Higgins and husband, William Higgins and Rebekah Phenald and husband Steve Phenald.
Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Visiting at The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Liberty, MS.Sunday, Oct. 13, 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Monday, Oct. 14,  9:00 AM until time of Funeral Services Monday at 10:00 AM  at the Church.Interment will follow in  Blalock Cemetery in Liberty, MS.Bishop Chris Hollis officiating.

 

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Mr. William Cotton Easterly,  63, resident of Watson,La. until moving to Gloster in 1999.   He passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at his residence near Gloster. He was born May 31, 1950  in Watson, La., to Leroy Percy Easterly  and Ruth Lockhart Easterly.

He was a retired Butcher, working at Albertson’s in Baton Rouge, La.
Mr. Easterly was member of Bewelcome Hunting Club near Gloster,  and also a member of New Salem Baptist Church.
 
He is survived by:  2 Sons: Allen Easterly and his wife Christina and Daniel Easterly and his wife Chelsea, both of Gloster, Ms.
1 Grandson: Tony Easterly of Gloster, and 1 Granddaughter: Chloe Easterly of Gloster.
Wife: Marilyn Easterly.
1 Brother: Siegle Easterly and 1 Sister: Cherry Easterly.
Best Friends: Billy Wayne Clark and Kitty Clark.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Leroy Percy Easterly  and Ruth Lockhart Easterly.

Funeral Services are Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013,  6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Visiting  Friday, Oct. 11, at New Salem Baptist Church, 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M., Friday, at the church.
Interment will follow at  New Salem Church Cemetery.
Rev. Burnett Carraway, Officiating.
Pallbearers are Ken Rabalais, Brian Anders, Brian Euwer, Barry Wayne Clark, Larry Haley, Jr. and Bizzie Bene’.

Honorary Pallbearer: Billy Wayne Clark.


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Karen Lynne Nettles , 54,  native of Salinas California , and a resident of Woodville, Ms.
She passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013  at University Medical Center in Jackson, Ms.  
She was born January 5, 1959 in Salinas, Ca.  to Joseph Santi  and Hazel Todd Deering.
She was a Housewife.

Ms. Nettles is survived by her husband, Charles “Bo” Nettles,   2 Daughters: Kristy Hawthorn and her husband Matthew,  and Shasta Netterville and her husband Phillip.
1 Son: Christopher McGehee. 
Her Father: Joseph Santi and  Her Sister:  Misty Kellough.
 
4 Grand-daughters: Keeley McDonald, Kalyn Hawthorn, Kennis Hawthorn, and Taylin Netterville. 
1 Grandson: Rhet McDonald, a
s well as other Family and Friends.

She was preceded in death
by her Mother: Hazel Todd Deering, and her Brother: Dennis Simpson.

Funeral Services are Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Pioneer Baptist Church at 10:00 A.M.   Rev. Kevin Dixon will officiate.  Interment will follow in Nettles Family Cemetery near Woodville.



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Betty Ann Nettles, age 77, passed away September 24, 2013 at her residence in Crosby, Ms.
She was born December 27, 1935 in Adams County to James Dennis Vines Sr. and Gladys Arnold McMillian. She was a Homemaker and a seamstress for Carter’s in Centreville for 5 years. She was of the Methodist faith.

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urvivors include her Husband of 43 Years Jerry M. Nettles.
3 Daughters: Maxine Montgomery of Vidalia, La.,
Elizabeth Sue Stogner of Tunic, La. and
Mary Ann Chamness and husband William of Crosby, Ms.
1 Brother James Vines and wife Deborah of Woodville, Ms.  
1 Sister Christine Jackson of Crosby, Ms.
2 Son-in-laws: James Stogner of Brookhaven, Ms. and
 
William Chamness of Crosby, Ms
6 Grandchildren: William Perry, Teri Rigby, Michael Stogner, Kevin Stogner, Jessica Chamness and Destiny Chamness.
5 Great Grandchildren: Laila Stogner, Zachary Stogner, Zach Montgomery, Trey Rigby, and Cody Perry

She was preceded in Death by her parents, 1 grandson Scott Perry, 1 Sister Lora Lee Mims.

Funeral Arrangements are Visitation Friday September 27, 2013 from
 6 pm until 9 pm at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms. Visiting also continues Saturday September 28, 2013, 12 pm until time of Funeral Services at 2 pm at Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Gloster, Ms. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery.
Brother Bernard Waites officiating.

Pallbearers are Michael Stogner, Kevin Stogner, Homer Nettles, Bubba Nettles, Phil McGraw, and Leroy Nettles

Honorary Pallbearers are William Chamness, James Stogner, DeWayne McGraw, Virgil Chamness, James Dennis Vines Jr. and Jacob Cavin



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Ina Gertrude Wilkinson , 96, of Crystal Springs, Ms.,  passed away at her home Tuesday, September 24, 2013.  She was born March 4, 1917 to David and Forrest Matthews. 

She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: Her parents and Husband, H.K. Wilkinson, Sister, Callie Brister Berry and Brother, Clifton Matthews.
                                                                                                   

She is survived by a Nephew,  Von Brister and his wife Peggy.
 3  Great-Nieces: Dawn Jones and her husband Wes,  Donna Walker and her husband Steve and Sandra Daughtery.  
Also survived by a very special Niece, Minnette Whittington and her husband Hiram.
 

A special thanks to Diane Thompson, Wade and Sheila Yates, Darren Beasley, Rose Jackson, and Hospice Ministries.
 

Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 26, at Harmony Baptist Church in Crystal Springs, 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
 Also visiting at the church Friday, Sept. 27, 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, at the church. 
Officiated by Rev. Ricky Jackson and Rev. Zach Smith.  
Interment will be at 3:00 P.M. Friday in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.
 

Pallbearers will be Hiram Whittington,  Rance Freeman,  Dale Sterling,  John Aubrey Sterling,  Darren Beasley,  and  Wayne Sojourner.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Wade Yates, Hilton Hollingsworth, and the Deacons of Harmony Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or Mt.Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3005 Mt.Pleasant Rd., Gloster,Ms. 39638

 

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Mary Beth Perkins, age 59, met the Lord on September 21, 2013, at Field Memorial Hospital in Centreville, Ms.  She was born in Magnolia, Ms. on March 12, 1954, the third child and only daughter of Norman and Audrey Perkins.


Mary Beth graduated from Pine Hills Academy in 1972.  She earned the A.A. degree in law enforcement from Green Rivers Community College, Washington.  Mary Beth went on to earn the B.A. in Criminal Justice from Jackson State University where she was salutatorian of her class.  She also earned an M.A. degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Jackson State University with honors.  She was inducted into two national honor societies, Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Kappa Theta, and one international honor society, Alpha Kappa Delta.  She was also a member of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Association.


Mary Beth’s career and passion were law enforcement. She began her career in 1983, when she became the first female police officer in the town of Gloster. She was later hired as an officer at Jackson State University, where she rose through the ranks in 15 years to Assistant Chief. Upon returning to Gloster, she worked for one year as a jailor with the Amite County Sheriff’s Office. Prior to her death, Mary Beth was co-owner of Perkin’s Feed, Seed, Etc., and a part-time officer with the Gloster Police Department.


Mary Beth was everyone’s sweetheart, friendly and outgoing. If help were needed she was the first to volunteer. She was a passionate gardener and an avid hunter as well as animal lover, owning a menagerie of animals. Her knowledge of the feed and seed business was unparalleled and an asset to her customers. Mary Beth will be sorely missed in the Gloster community.


She is survived by her longtime companion of 27 years, Marlene Setze,  her Mother, Audrey Perkins,  two  Brothers: Randy Lee Perkins and his wife Donna of Talladega, Al. and James Allen Perkins and his wife Sally, of Hattiesburg, Ms.   6 Nephews,1 Niece, and numerous great nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her Father: Norman Perkins.  


FUNERAL SERVICE: Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Wednesday,  September  25, 2013, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Visiting Thursday, Sept. 26, 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday from Brown Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster, Ms.

Officiated by Rev.Brian Malone.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mississippi Animal Rescue League(MARL), in Jackson.



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Charles Hosea Etheridge, 74 of Liberty, MS., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at his sister’s residence near Liberty, surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, MS., from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Continues there Friday, Sept. 20, 9:00 AM until Funeral Services at 11:00 AM, from Brown Funeral Home Chapel, Liberty.
Bro. Merrel Blalock and Bro. David Millican will officiate.
Interment to follow at Plainview Cemetery near Liberty.

Pallbearers are Joshua Etheridge, Cameron Etheridge, Sr., Tyler Etheridge, Willie Joe Etheridge, Bobby Joe Etheridge and Jeff Etheridge.

Honorary Pallbearers are his brothers, Willie J. Etheridge, Paul Etheridge, Milford Etheridge and Thomas Etheridge.

Mr. Etheridge was born on Sept. 30, 1938 in Liberty, MS., to Quincy and Nellie Whittington Etheridge. He enjoyed reading the Bible, fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after guarding the Berlin Wall in Germany. He retired from the oil and gas pipeline industry, where he was a heavy equipment operator and also work in construction.

He was a member of the Liberty Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie; Three Sons, Dale Etheridge and wife Cindy of Gloster, MS.; Sammy Etheridge and wife Sheila of Crosby, MS.; and Tommy McDonald and wife Donna of West Point, MS.

Five Grandchildren, Joshua, Cameron and wife Raven, Aimee, Tyler and Tiffany.

Two Great-Grandchildren, Cameron, Jr. and Julian.

Four Brothers, Willie J. Etheridge; Paul Etheridge and wife Eloise; Milford Etheridge and wife Terry; and Thomas Etheridge and wife Nell.

Four Sisters, Essie Alred and husband Winton; Faye Etheridge; Iris Rouchon and husband C.J.; and Pauline Huhn and husband Eddie.

Mr. Charles is also survived by, Numerous Nieces, Nephews and other family members and friends.

Mr. Etheridge was preceded in death by his Parents, Quincy and Nellie Whittington Etheridge;    Mother of his children, Yvonne Randall Ougel;    Three Brothers, Nelson Etheridge, Quincy Etheridge, Jr. and Milton Etheridge;   and One Sister, Marlene Etheridge.

 

The Family would like to take this time to thank Hospice Compassuss Staff and his sisters, Faye, Essie and Iris for their love, care and support during this difficult time.


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Stephen E. Cox Sr., 63, resident of Buffalo Community near Crosby.

He passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Natchez Regional Medical Center in Natchez,Ms. He was born October 21, 1949, in Natchez,Ms.  to John C, Cox and Ruth Cavin Cox.  
He is a disabled Logging Forman.

Survivors  include his Mother: Ruth Cavin McGraw.

1 Daughter,  Stephenie Cox Temple and her husband, Edwin Jr.

1 Son;   Stephen Cox Jr. and his wife Michelle.

2 Grandchildren:  Rebekah Christine Temple and Edwin Cole Temple.

2 Brothers, Bobby Nettles and Carl Nettles.
2 Sisters: Elizabeth  Whittington  and Sue Partin. 
                                                                                                                
He was preceded in death by 2 Brothers: William Nettles and Ralph Nettles. His Father, John C. Cox, His Step-Father:  Morris “Doodle” Nettles, and His Grandparents, Walter and Florence Cavin.
 
 Visiting Thursday at Mars Hill Church from 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, at  Mars Hill Church. Interment  will follow in Mars Hill Cemetery.

Officiated by Bro. Bernard Waites.

Pallbearers  are Wayne Covey, Chad Covey, Steve Ashley, Homer Nettles,  Ray Nettles, and Bo Nettles.   All of his nephews will be Honorary Pallbearers.

 

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James “Peck” Maxwell  left this world on September 8, 2013, in Liberty at his home.  He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. He was loved very much by all.
Peck was born October 20, 1934 in Amite County. He was 78.
Parents were  Robin  and Myrtis Wilkinson Maxwell.
 
He was a retired pipeline journey man.  He enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, running dogs and spending time with family and friends.

Peck is survived by: his loving wife of 58 years, Aldean Maxwell,
1 Daughter: Amanda Rogers and her husband David, of Liberty, Ms. 
3 Sons: James Maxwell Jr. and his wife Shawn, of Centreville,Ms., Jerry Maxwell and his wife Lisa of Denham Springs, La. and Jason Maxwell and his wife Sara, of Prairieville, La. 
Grandchildren: Tabatha, Kristy,  Cassie, Tara, Haley, Stefany, Ridge, Dixie, and Layton. Great-grandchildren: Austin, Caleb, Claire, Seth, Kaden, and Jace.
2 Brothers, Charles Avery Maxwell and wife Lois, and Bobby Quin Maxwell and wife Gay.

Peck was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Maxwell,  and his parents, Robin and Myrtis Wilkinson Maxwell. 
3 Sisters:  Anita David,   Nell Poucheau,  and  Willie Mae Otts.
 
FUNERAL SERVICE:  Visiting Tuesday,  at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, 6:00 P.M. until 9:00m P.M.   Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, at Brown Funeral Home.     Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery.

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Norma Jean Etheridge age 80 and a Lifelong resident of Amite County, died Sunday September 8, 2013 at her residence.
She was born March 4, 1933 in Amite County to Jack McKey and Maude Beasley McKey. She was a Homemaker.
 

Survivors include her husband of 64 yrs Willie J. Etheridge.  
Sons: Joe Etheridge and wife Brenda, Tim Etheridge and wife Sharon, Mark Etheridge, Nelson Etheridge and wife Debbie, Rodney Etheridge and wife Becky, Randy Etheridge, Michael Etheridge and wife Tracey. Daughters: Frances Hayden and husband James, Patsy Whittington, Teresa Burns and Husband Jimmy, Sheila Buie and husband Smithie Buie III.
Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and Great Great Grandchildren.

2 Brothers Bobby McKey, and Roy McKey.
1 Sister Mavis Foreman and Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and other Family Members.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, 1 Brother, and Several Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren.
 

Funeral Services are Visiting Tuesday September 10, 2013 from 9:30 am until time of Funeral Services at 11 am at Tower Hill Worship Center.
 Brother Doug Akins officiating.

Interment will follow at Plainview Cemetery.  

Pallbearers will be her Grandsons.

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Abe Davis Foreman,  age 90 of Gloster, MS. passed away Wednesday, September 04, 2013 at his residence near Gloster. 
Mr. Forman was born Nov. 4, 1922 in Amite County, MS. He was the son of Abe Burford Foreman and Mary Myrtle Thomas Foreman. 
 
He was a Furnace Operator with Kaiser Aluminum in Chalmette, LA.,for 30 years. He was of the Methodist Faith; a U.S. Army Veteran of World War ll, and a Mason for 50 years.
 
Survivors are His wife:  Jimmie Ruth Foreman.  2 Daughters:  Marcia Lynne Salinero and Mary Frances Edwards.  1 Son: Jimmy Davis Foreman. 7 Grandchildren: Stephanie Johnson and husband Craig,  Christian Salinero and wife Leslie,  David Salinero,  Jared and Jason Foreman,  Cade Edwards, and Matthew Edwards.  1 Sister: Doris Redmond and husband Edward, and 1 Niece and 1 Nephew.

He was preceded in death by his Parents:  Abe Burford Foreman and Mary Myrtle Thomas Foreman. 3 Sisters: Avis Zion, Violet Joseph and Ruth Merle Foreman.

3 Brothers: Alton Foreman, John Henry Foreman and Leroy Foreman.
                                                         
Graveside services will be held, Thursday, September 5, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. at New Hope Cemetery near Gloster, with Masonic Rites.
 Rev. Zach Smith  officiating.

 


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Justin Blake Duck, age 22 of Liberty, MS.
He died at University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. on Monday, September 2, 2013. He was born April 29, 1991 in Mc Comb, MS., to George Duck and Betty Callender Duck.
 
He was a Guard at Camp C at Angola State Penitentiary.
 

Survivors include: his parents George Duck; his Mother: Betty Holden and husband Bobby, all of Liberty, MS.;
Sister: Lacey McKenzie of Zachary, LA. and Brother: Michael Duck of Ridgecrest, CA.
 2 Nieces: Chloe and Cheyenne McKenzie. 

 
Funeral Services are, visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, MS., Wednesday September 4, 2013, from 6 pm until 9 pm.  
Visiting continues Thursday, September 5, 2013, from 12 pm until time of Funeral Services at 2 pm at Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty.  Interment will follow at Duck Family Cemetery near Liberty.
 
Rev Danny Cook officiating.

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John Milton Schrimpf , 78, longtime resident of Centreville, MS., passed away Saturday , Aug. 31, 2013 at Wilkinson County Nursing Center in Centreville, MS.
He was born March 6, 1935 in Colorado Springs, CO.  to Andrew Nicholas Schrimpf
and Thelma Elizabeth Patterson Schrimpf.

Mr. Schrimpf was an  OTR Truck Driver for  10 years  with Dupre’ Trucking.  He also was involved with Law Enforcement for several years, and  served as Chief of Police in Centreville, MS.  Mr. Schrimpf was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the Gloster Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include His Wife: Betty Jean Schrimpf of Centreville, MS.
 1 Daughter: Cheryl L. Beaty and her husband, Rev. Greg Beaty of Gloster, MS.     
1 Granddaughter: Meghan E. Beaty Murray and her husband, Durwood Murray of   Oklahoma City, OK.

2 Sisters:   Phyllis Spillman of Slaughter, LA.  and  Ruth Auldridge of Colorado Springs, CO.

Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Preceded in death by  His Parents: Andrew Nicholas and Thelma Elizabeth Patterson Schrimpf
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 Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS.

Monday, Sept. 2,  6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  Also visiting Tuesday, Sept. 3,  1:00 pm until time of Funeral Services Tuesday at 2:00 pm from Brown Funeral Home Chapel, in Gloster.
Interment in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster, MS.     
Rev. Stephen Deese Officiating.

Pallbearers are Raymon Huff, Butch Graves, Devin Rainwater, Tony Spillman, Slade Spillman and Robert W. Norman, Co.,USAF(RET).

Honorary Pallbearers are Brian Spillman

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Clara Mae Menasco Williams age 72 of Gloster, Ms.,

passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013 at her residence near Gloster. She was born December 8, 1940  in Ferriday, La. to Leroy Menasco  and  Clara Collier Menasco. 

Ms. Williams  worked at Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb,Ms  in Clerical Performance Improvement. She was Baptist.
 
Survivors include her  Husband:  Troy Williams,  1 Son: Clay Williams and his wife Lisa. 1 Daughter: Sandra Smith and her husband Wayne.

4 Grandchildren:  Jennifer Williams, Ben Williams,   Drew Smith,   and Leah Smith and her husband Gaden,  and 1 Great-grandchild,  Brody Smith.
  

She was preceded in death by her parents: Leroy Menasco,   and Clara Collier Menasco. 1 Brother: John L. Menasco and 1 Sister: Barbara Celotto.
 
 Visiting Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster,Ms.  from 1:30 P.M. until time of funeral services at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, at Brown Funeral Home.    Officiated by Rev. Hollis McGehee and Rev. David Millican
. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Gloster.

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Janet Odette Whittington Williams, 60, lifelong resident of Gloster, MS.
She passed away  Monday, Aug. 26, 2013  at Her Residence near Gloster, MS.
She was born May 14, 1953 in Gloster, MS. to  Father, Jimmie Lewis Whittington
and  Mother, Flora Mae Hollingsworth Whittington.
 
Ms. Williams was a Homemaker and she worked 15 years with Kellwood in Liberty, MS.
She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church near Gloster.
 
Survivors include Her Husband: Thomas Williams, Jr.

1 Daughter: Scarlet Ballard and her husband, Jason.

2 Granddaughters: Felicity and Olivia Ballard.

1 Sister: Judy Longmire and her husband, Jimmy.

1 Brother: James Whittington and his wife, Mary.

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews.
 

She was preceded in death by Her Parents: Jimmie Lewis and Flora Mae Hollingsworth Whittington.
 
Funeral Services are
 Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS.

Wednesday,  Aug. 28 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. 
Also visiting Thursday, Aug. 29 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church from 10:00 AM until time of Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. at  the church.

Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery.

Services officiated by Rev. J.D. Longmire, Rev. Zach Smith, and Rev. Craig Forman.

Pallbearers are J.D. Longmire, Jeremy Longmire, Jeffery Longmire, Daniel Whittington, Allen Whittington, and Jason Ballard.

 

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Elma Delores Wilkinson , 74, a native of Amite County, Ms., and current resident of  San Antonio, Texas.

She passed away on Wednesday,  August 21, 2013, at  Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos, Texas.

She was born January 3, 1939,  in Centreville, Ms., to Clinton Wilkinson  and Elma Thornton Wilkinson.

She retired as a Special Education School Teacher. She received her Bachelors Degree in Education  at Whitworth College in Brookhaven, Ms.  She then earned a Masters Degree in Education at University of Southern Mississippi, and a Minor in Music.

She was a school teacher all of her adult life, and played piano and sang for many church services and events.  She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Ms. Wilkinson is survived by  1 Son: Keith Turnage, 1 Daughter: Kimberlie Turnage and 1 Grandson, Michael Turnage.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Clinton and Elma Thornton Wilkinson.
 

 Visiting is Sunday, August 25, 2013,  at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, Ms.  12:30 P.M. until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, at Brown Funeral Home.  

INTERMENT:  Jacobs Cemetery near Liberty, Ms.

MINISTER:    Pastor Robert Meneses.



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Jack Herbert Alexander, 73, of Jackson, LA.
He  passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.   He was born December 23, 1939,  in Lake Village, Arkansas, to  Ernest E. (Pete) Alexander and Hazel Davis Alexander.

He was a retired correctional officer at  Angola LSP , with 22 years service, and former truck driver with Fred Netterville Lumber Company.

He is survived by his daughter: Nicky Case and her husband Jerry, and  his son: Johnny Knight and his wife Shannon.
 4 Grandchildren:  Mitzi Case,  Meagan Case,  Justin Knight, and  Garlen Kinght, and 4 Great-grandchildren.
His mother, Hazel Golden.
 2 sisters, Joann Starnes and her husband Jerry and  Charlotte Alexander.

3 brothers: Ricky Golden and his wife Lois,   Bill Hornbeck and his wife Betty,   and Gary Alexander.  
Also survived by a special friend, Patsy Hale, who helped care for him in the last two years of his life.

Mr. Alexander was preceded in death  by his father, Ernest E.. (Pete) Alexander, his  wife: Glenda Alexander,  1 Brother: Joe Golden,  1 Sister: Dianne Hinton,   and his step-father: Lester Golden.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, MS. Friday, August 23, 2013, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Also visiting Saturday,  9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 10:00 A.M. at Brown Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in Gillsburg Memorial Cemetery, with  Angola Louisiana State Prison Honor Guard serving as pallbearers.  
Funeral Services officiated by Rev. Benji Pyeatt
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Richard Neal Simoneaux, age 75, of Gloster, MS., passed away at his residence on Friday Aug. 16, 2013. He was born on Nov. 9, 1937 in Baton Rouge, LA., to Emile Simoneaux, Sr. and Emitile Arceneaux Simoneaux.

Mr. Simoneaux was a former restaurant chef.

He was survived by his wife, Debra Renee Simoneaux of Gloster.
 2 Brothers, Donald Louis Simoneaux and his wife, Barbara of Baton Rouge, LA. and Emile H. Simoneaux, Jr. of New Orleans, LA.
Numerous Nieces and Nephews and Devoted Friend: Angela Carraway.

He was preceded in death by His Parents , Emile and Emitile Arceneaux Simoneaux. 
 

Funeral Services are visiting at Brown Funeral Chapel in Gloster.,

Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, 10:00 am until 11:30 am.
Funeral Mass is Monday at 12:00 Noon from the Holy Family Catholic Church in Gloster.

Interment following in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster, MS.

Ministers:  Father Scott Dugaf and Rev. Stephen Deese

 
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Daniel Bryant Jones, age 83.

 

 “Mr. Jones was a Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. He was also an avid hunter, outdoorsman and gardener.”

 longtime resident of Liberty, MS. passed away Friday, July 26, 2013

 at Liberty Community Living Center in Liberty, MS. He was Born on Jan. 3, 1930 in Amite County, MS. to Bryant Jones and Bernette Van Norman Jones. 

Mr. Jones was a Farmer, Cattleman and Former Sheriff of
Amite County, MS. from 1960 – 1964.  He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church near Gloster, MS. He was also a member of the Liberty Masonic Lodge where he was a Mason for over 50 Years.
  

 Survivors include:    Wife: Terry Jones.
3 Sons: Danny Carl Jones and his wife, Carolyn Reynolds. Thomas B. Lanius and his wife, Lyda and William Lee Lanius and his wife, Patricia.
1 Daughter: Kathy Jones Chisolm and her husband, Larry.
 
9 Grandchildren: Wesley Cole Jones and his wife, Ursula, Bryant Wallace Jones and his wife, Brittney,  Sabrea Smith and her husband Michael, Leslie Matthews, Erin Lanius, Will Lanius, Hunter Lanius, Ryan Lanius and Christian Spencer.
6 Great-Grandchildren. 1 Sister: Carolyn Jones Dolling. 1 Brother: Charles Edwin Jones and his wife, Francis. 1 Sister-In-Law: Johnnie Ruth Jones.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by:  Parents: Bryant and Bernette Van Norman Jones and 1 Brother,  Larry Jones.
  

Funeral Arrangements are Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, Monday, 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.   Also visiting Tuesday, 9:00 A.M. until time of Funeral Services at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, at Brown Funeral Home Chapel.

 Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery.

 

  Rev. Zach Smith and Rev. Jesse Garrison, officiating.

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Nelda Faye Bateman, 72, a longtime resident of the Oxford Community near Gloster,Ms.

She passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb, Ms.

She was born February 8, 1941 in Mangham, Louisiana,

to Chester Southern and Ruby Fortenberry Southern.

Ms. Bateman was a housewife and a member of Mt.Pleasant Baptist Church near Gloster.

Ms. Bateman is survived by her husband, Robert Batemen of Gloster,Ms.

2 daughters: Janet Touchstone and husband Greg, of Tylertown, Ms.,

 and   Jill Leggett of Gloster,Ms.

7 Grandchildren: Brenda Jones and  husband Michael Jr. of Gloster,Ms., Colten Leggett of Gloster,Ms., Lila Touchstone, Grant Touchstone,  Haley Touchstone, Thomas Touchstone,  and Jonathan Touchstone,  all of Tylertown,Ms.

1 Sister: Dorothy Rowlin of Lake St.John, La.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  1 brother: R.C. Southern, and 3 sisters, Maxine Bergeron, Doris Havard, and Janice Southern.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home Saturday, July 27, 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.   Also visiting Sunday, July 28, 12:00 Noon until time of Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, at Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Gloster.
 
Interment to follow  in New Hope Cemetery near Gloster.

 Rev. Zach Smith  and  Stacy McCullum, officiating.


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Freda Murray Day, 93, is at home now with her Lord and Savior.
She took her final trip to her heavenly home on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

 Most of her life was spent in Wilkinson and Amite Counties in Mississippi. Due to ill health, she resided in Winnsboro and Columbia, South Carolina, for the past four years.

 Freda was born on September 20, 1919 in Wilkinson County to S.F. Murray and Elma C. Murray.
 

 She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband Woodrow E. Day, 3 Brothers: M.E. Murray, M.C. Murray, and J.D. Murray, and her son-in-law: J.L. McCabe.

 Survivors to cherish her memory are her Daughter, Madlyn D. McCabe of Winnsboro,S.C., Granddaughter, Renee McCabe of Winnsboro, S.C.

 Granddaughter, Ramona M. Matthews and her husband Eric W. Matthews of Columbia, S.C. 
Great-Grandchildren: James E. Matthews, Jessica C. Matthews, Allison C. Matthews of Columbia,S.C.

 

Visiting Sunday, July 7, 2013,  6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms. Funeral Services will be Monday July 8, at 10:00 A.M. at Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery.

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