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Earl Wade Smith, 86, longtime resident of Liberty, MS, passed away at

Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ferriday, LA, on
Saturday, August 29, 2015. He was born on December 9, 1928 in Liberty, the son of Robert T. Smith and Lucille Van Norman Smith.
Mr. Smith was an electrician and a longtime member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church near Liberty. He was also a retired U.S. Navy Veteran, with 20 years military service.

Mr. Smith is survived by two children, Jeri Sue Kelly and husband Raymond, and Rob Smith and wife, Karla.
Four Grandchildren, Brent Tosspon, Valerie Tosspon, Andrew Smith and Kelsey Smith.
Two Great-Grandchildren, Grayson Tosspon and
Rosalie Tate Tosspon.
Numerous Nieces and Nephews, who affectionately referred
 to Mr. Earl
as “Uncle Punk.” 
Four Step-Children, Larry Crowell, RayDoerr and wife, Tammy;
Susie Jones and husband, Steven; and Deborah Cruthirds.

He is Preceded in death by  his parents, Robert T. and
Lucille Van Norman Smith.

First Wife, Barbara Hanson Smith and
Second Wife, Nellie Creech Smith.
Three Sisters, Doris Tumey, Evelyn Jones and Estelle Wall.

One Brother, R.T. Smith.

 Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, MS.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 10:30 AM until time of Funeral Services Tuesday at 12:00 Noon at Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty. Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery in
Centreville,  MS.

Services officiated by Bro. Jerry Causey.

 

In Lieu of Flowers, family requests that donations be made to:

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 4923 Mt. Vernon Road, Liberty, MS 39645.

 

 




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Thomas Auther “Arter” Wilkinson, 83, passed away at his residence near Liberty, MS, on Sunday,  Aug. 23, 2015. He was born on
Sept. 2, 1931 in Amite County, MS, son of Ebbie Wilkinson and
Betty Williams Wilkinson. He was a former road crewman for the Mississippi Dept. of Transportation, and also a former lineman with over 30 years service, with Mississippi, Power & Light Company, now Entergy.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline Brooks Wilkinson.
1 Son, Robert Wilkinson and wife,  Deborah; 
3 Daughters, Debra Sturdivant and husband, Griffin;
Patsy Honea and husband, Dennis, and
 Kathleen Bonds and husband, Paul.
8 Grandchildren and 13 Great-Grandchildren.
2 Step-Sons, James Foster and wife Allice and
Joel Foster and wife, Michelle. 
1 Step-Grandson.
3 Sisters, Marlene Harrell and husband, Clyde;
Fannie Hazlip and Lennie Westbrook.

Mr. Wilkinson is preceded in death by, his parents,
Ebbie and Betty Williams Wilkinson.
1 Daughter, Kendra Wilkinson.
3 Brothers, John Allen Wilkinson, Otis Wilkinson and L.H. Wilkinson.
2 Sisters, Aldean Longmire and Myra Luane Honea. 
Step-daughter: Ariel Duncan.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Continuing Wednesday, Aug. 26,
9:00 AM until time of Funeral Services at 11:00 AM Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Cemetery near Gloster.
Services officiated by Rev. Lee Miley  and Dr. Dennis Johnsey.

 



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Beverly Rose Murray, 67, longtime resident of Crosby, Ms. passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at her residence near Crosby.  She was born August 30, 1947 in Monroe, La. the daughter of Howard Rodgers and Julia  Netterville Rodgers. She was a homemaker and a member of Hopewell Methodist Church.

Survivors include 1 daughter, Belinda Murray Mann.   
3 sons, Tommy Joe Murray, 
James Howard Murray and his wife Laura,  and
Nolan Murray lll  and his wife Danielle.
Grandchildren:  Rosanna Seals and her husband Randy,  
Brooke Lea-Anne Murray, Nolan Cole Murray,  David Shane Murray,  and  Blake Ellis Murray .      
1 Great-grandchild,   Billy Thomas.
4 brothers, Charles Howard Rodgers,  Jerry Wayne Rodgers,  
Julius Elbert Rodgers, and Freddie Wayne Rodgers.

She is preceded in death by her parents and
her husband, Nolan Murray Jr.

Visitation is Wednesday, at Hopewell Methodist Church from  6:00 P.M. until  9:00 P.M. Also Thursday,  10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the church.
Services officiated by Rev. Toby Jones.    
Interment will follow in Hopewell Cemetery.

 


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Jerry Dale Alford, 79, a resident of Liberty, MS, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 15, 2015. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and bother and will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved him. Jerry, born in New Orleans, was a life-long home builder in Baton Rouge after graduating from Central High School in 1954 and attending Southwestern Louisiana Institute and LSU.  Jerry was an active member of Mary Springs Church of God of Prophecy near Gloster.  

Survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Peggy Alford of Liberty, MS;   one son, Dale Alford of Denham Springs, LA;  three grandsons, Beau Alford,  Sean Alford and Drew Alford of Denham Springs, LA; and one brother, Larry Alford of Watson, LA. 

 Preceded in death by his parents, LD and Dora Alford of Baton Rouge, LA; and one granddaughter, Brianna Alford.   

Visitation will be at Mary Springs Church  in Gloster, MS. on Wednesday,  August 19, from  9 am until funeral service at 11 am. Service will be conducted by Pastor Danny Cook. Burial will follow at Mary Springs Cemetery.

 




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Wallace Ashley Terrell, age 95, died August 14th, 2015 at 
Courtyard Rehabilitation  in McComb, MS.  A man of great dignity, pride, care, and love; Wallace will be immensely missed. 
Wallace was born on March 6, 1920 in Liberty, Mississippi where he was raised.  After enlisting in the Air Force he met his wife Otheal Payne Terrell. They were fortunate to celebrate 69 years of marriage together. 
Wallace served and retired from the
U.S. Air Force and
 Mississippi Department of Transportation.    
He was a longtime member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Wallace’s ultimate pride and joy was his family.  And this family feels extremely blessed to have had him as their’s . 
He is survived by his four daughters: Karan Terrell,
Patsy Boler married to Lane Boler;
Susan married to Bernell McGehee; and 
Sally married to Darcy McCoy. 

His grandchildren: Page McGehee Goff married to Mickey Goff:  
Dr. Nancy Boler Keeton married to Dr. Kevin Keeton;
Dr. April McCoy Malone married to Clint Malone;  
Mandy McGehee Scarpulla married to Stephen Scarpulla;
Ashley McCoy Casey married to Dr. Lee Casey;
Dr. Terrell Boler, and Dr. Patrick Boler. 
His great grandchildren: Grace, Carter, and Tate Goff;
John Wesley and Samuel Keeton;  Madelyn and Logan Malone,
Sage Scarpulla, and Mylee, Darcy and Dakota Casey.

Wallace is preceded in death by his wife Otheal.
His brothers Julius, Russel, and
Clifton Terrell; and
sisters Mary Newman, and Louise Newton.  

Visitation will be held at Liberty Baptist Church in Liberty, MS on Tuesday, August 18th from 9:00 AM until Funeral Services Tuesday at 11:00 AM  at Liberty Baptist Church.
Services officiated  by Rev. Bradley Geno, Rev. James Sadler, and Rev. Avery Dixon. 
Wallace will be laid to rest next to his wife at the Terrell Cemetery on Hwy 567, Liberty.
All arrangements are being handled by Brown Funeral Home.    

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Delton Doucet, 74, resident of Liberty, Ms. passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Field Memorial Hospital in Centreville, Ms. 
He was born November 29, 1940 in Sunset, Louisiana  the son of Clement Doucet and Mary Arnold Doucet.  Mr. Doucet was president of Huval Baking Company which is a division of Flowers Industries.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth S. “Betty” Doucet. 
8 Children, 9 grandchildren, 4 Great-great-grandchildren, 
2 brothetrs, Nelson Doucet and Easton Doucet.
1 sister, Celestine Smith, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by  2 brothers and 1 sister. 
And grandson E.J. Zelaya.

Visitation is Tuesday, August 18, 2015 , at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, Ms.  from 2:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, at Brown Funeral Home.
 Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery.




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James Norman Stevenson, 69, longtime resident of Liberty, MS, passed away at his residence on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. He was born Dec. 27, 1945 the son of Dallas and Juanita Stevenson.   He was in the trucking business and was an active member of Enterprise Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Shipley Stevenson,  2 sons, Clint Stevenson and wife Janna, and Norman Stevenson and wife Dannielle,  Daughter-in-law Mary Morgan.
4 step-children, Chrystal Peters and husband Adam,  Adam Wilson, Joshua Wilson and Paula Miller, and 14 grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dallas Stevenson and Juanita Burris Stevenson, 1 son, Carrol Stevenson, brother Darrell Stevenson, his nephew Ricky Stevenson, and his first wife, Pamela Stevenson.

Visitation is at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, Ms. Sunday,  5:00 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 Brown Funeral Home.  Services officiated by  Rev. Shan VanNorman and Darryl Thornton.   Interment will follow in Enterprise Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Adam Wilson, Adam Peters, Rickie Williams Jr.,
Fred Williams, Kenny Forman and Danny Farris. 
Honorary Pallbearers are Bernal Bacon, Rickie Williams,
Darryl Thornton, and
Rev. Ernest Whittington.

 

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Derwood Merkel Brady, Jr., 72, longtime resident of Liberty, MS, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at
Field Memorial Community Hospital in Centreville, MS.
He was born Aug. 7, 1943 in Wilkinson County, MS, son of
Derwood Merkel Brady, Sr. and Louise Day Brady.  
Mr. Brady was a farmer. He also had retired after 37 years service with Timbec Paper Mill in St. Francisville, LA.

He was a lifelong member of Liberty Presbyterian Church,
where he served as Elder.

Mr. Brady is survived by his wife of 52 years,
Doris Marie Darden “Dottie” Brady.
Two Sons, Darden Brady and wife, Sherri and Stephen Edgar Brady.
Four Grandchildren,  Jordan Brady Stewart and husband, Jerry,
Lillian Blake Brady,
Stephen Andrew Brady and Elisha Cooper Brady.
1 Great-Granddaughter, Madison Lane Stewart.
2 Sisters, Ouida Ann Wooldridge and Ami Gordon Benton.
Also survived by Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents,
Derwood Merkel Brady, Sr. and
Louise Day Brady.

Visiting at Mr. Brady’s residence, 4321 Meadville Rd., Liberty, MS, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Private Funeral Services will be held at a later date, officiated by
Rev Walt Gaston.
Interment in Brady Family Cemetery, Liberty, MS.

 

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Dorothy L. Dominick, lifelong resident of the Busy Corner Community near Gloster, Ms. passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at
Liberty Community Living Center.  She was 95, born April 7, 1920 in the Busy Corner Community, the daughter of
Roan and Rena McLaughin Dier.  She was a retired
Registered Nurse and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

She is survived by 2 sons, Thomas Dominick and his wife Joan of Leesville, South Carolina, and William Dominick and his wife Debbie of Prairieville, Louisiana.
1 granddaughter, Kimen Trochalakis and 1great-grandson,
Athan Trochalakis.
2 step-grandsons, Lance Daniel and Howard Daniel.
Several step-great-grandchildren.
5 nieces, 3 nephews, several great-nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and
her husband Woodrow Dominick.

Visitation is Monday, July 27, 2015,at Brown Funeral Home in
Gloster, Ms.  from 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at
11:00 A.M. Monday at Brown Funeral Home. Services will be officiated by Rev. Blaine Stafford, Rev. Joe Jackson, and
Rev. Zach Smith. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville, Ms.
 
Pallbearers are Hiram Whittington, Hilton Hollingsworth,
Sonny Callaway, Patrick Mounts, Rossie Burt and
Bobby Lofton.

 


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Jacquelyn Anne Allred, of Crosby, Ms., passed away
Sunday, July 19, 2015, at her residence in Crosby.
She was 82, born May 16, 1933 in Baton Rouge, La. to
Golden Joseph Melanson and Earle Parker Melanson Spring.

She is survived by 4 sons, Carl Allred, Jamey Allred,
Dave Allred and his wife Kim ,and Chris Allred and his wife Heather. 
1 daughter, Carol Smith and her husband Reggie.
6 grandchildren, Hope Bamer and husband Kenny, Terry Floyd and husband Gary, Cory Smith and Heather,  Adam Smith, 
Rachael Allred, and Amanda Sparkman.
11 Great-grandchildren, and 1 sister, Jeanette Lee of Baton Rouge,La.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Alton Allred, her parents Golden Joseph Melanson and Earle Parker Melanson Spring, and
her step-father Charles “Pop” Spring.

Visitation is Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Brown Funeral Home in
Gloster, Ms. 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.   Also visitation
Wednesday, 9:00 A.M.until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home.
Services officiated by Rev. Tommy Wicker and
Rev. Burnett Carraway.  
Interment will follow in Union Cemetery near Crosby, Ms.




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G.B. Steele, longtime resident of the Busy Corner Community near Gloster, Ms. passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at
Field Memorial Hospital in Centreville, Ms.
He was 87, born October 30, 1927 in Amite County, the son of
Guice and Blanche Rollins Steele.
He was an insurance adjuster for C.N.A. for many years and a member of Mt.Pleasant Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son Dwayne Steele,  his daughter
Sherry Steele Jones and her husband Al. 
2 grandsons, Dustin Steele and Eric Stegall and his wife Monica. 
3 Great-grandchildren, Avin Stegall, Jossy Stegall, and Ryker Stegall.  1 brother Raymond Steele and 1 sister Virgie Knight.

He is preceded in death by his parents Guice and
Blanche Rollins Steele, his wife Idell Hollingsworth Steele,
his great-grandson Ezra Calvin Stegall,
his daughter-in-law Rene’e Steele, and his sister Gerline Huff.

Visitation is Monday at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Also visitation Tuesday at Mt.Pleasant Baptist Church near Gloster, from 1:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, at the church, officiated by
Rev. Blaine Stafford and Rev. Joe Jackson. 
Interment will follow in Mt.Pleasant Memorial Cemetery next to
 Idell, his beloved wife.

The family would like to thank Diane Weathersby, his special caregiver, for all her help.



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Norris N. Floyd Jr., 46, native of Gloster ,Ms. and resident of Hammond, La. passed away Wednesday July 1, 2015 at
North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, La. 
He was born September 6, 1968, to the late Norris N. Floyd and Barbara Whittington Floyd.

He worked as a painter and  a truckdriver.

He is survived by the love of his life, Maria Trosclair of Hammond, La.
3 children,  Jonathan Lowery,  Jaelyn Lombardo, and  Katey Trosclair   3 Grandchildren, Brieanna Davis,  Madelyn Buck,  and  Michael Buck.  Daughter-in-law: Bridgette Lowery and Son-in-law: John Buck.  
1 brother: Dale Floyd and his wife Carolyn.   
4 sisters,
Karen Myer,  Lisa Simmons and her husband William,  Darlene Carter and her husband Woody, and  Debbie Williams and
her husband Joe. 
Also numerous friends and relatives and
Sadie, his German Shepherd.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Norris and
Barbara Whittington Floyd.

Visitation is Monday, July 6, 2015, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, from 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral Services Monday at 12:00 Noon, at Brown Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mary Springs Cemetery near Gloster.


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Mr. Bobby Lee Aaron, 89, of Liberty, MS, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 29, 2015. He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his daughters. He was born
July 1, 1925 in Shelby, MS, the son of Roy Roger Aaron and
Allie Aline McManus Aaron.  

He served his country in the Navy during World War ll and worked as heavy equipment operator in the construction field for over 69 years. He lived and worked for many years in Baton Rouge, LA. but his permanent home was Liberty, MS where he loved hunting, fishing, and his garden. He will always be remembered for his big “hugs” and his story telling.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife and sweetheart of 54 years, Myrtis Marie Wilson Aaron, his daughter, Brenda Faye Cloud Stamm, grandson, Joshua Glenn Evans, great-grandson, Micah Evans, and granddaughter, Melissa Dianne Doyle. Three Sons-in-Law, Mark J. Merritt, Henry “Hank” Kister, and Jeff Cloud, his sisters: Louise Dillon, Doris Craig, Peggy Braud, Gloria Jean Butler, Merle Catania, and Grace Freeman, his brothers: James Aaron, Jewell “J.C.” Aaron and Robert “Bill” Aaron. 

He is survived by six daughters, Dian Aaron, Kathy Vance Aaron Morgan, Patsy Aaron Merritt, Shelia Aaron Kister, Gloria Aaron Evans, and Melony Aaron Phillips, one son, Brandon Leigh Miller,
16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 3, 2015, from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church, located at 6050 Highway 567, Liberty, MS where he was a lifelong member. Interment will follow in Zion Hill Cemetery. Services will be officiated by Bro. Merrill Blalock.

Pallbearers will be J.C. “Buddy” Aaron, Jeffery “Poss” Aaron, Charlie Howell, Al Gruntz, Mike Trim and Paul Malone. Honorary Pallbearers will be Sheriff Tim Wroten, Tim Perkins and lifetime friend, Don Shelton.

 


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Patty Sue Womack Caston, 66, of Liberty, MS.
Passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Field Memorial Hospital in Centreville, MS.
She was born May 19, 1949 in Baton Rouge LA, the daughter of Louis M. Womack and Marie Robinson Womack.  Ms. Caston was a Bank Teller at Feliciana Bank in Norwood, LA .

Survivors include Her Husband, Wesley Caston.
Two Sons, Paxton Caston and wife, Georgi Caston; and
Wesley Kenny Caston IV.
One Grandson, Tyler Caston.
One Brother, Michael W. Womack and wife, Glo W. Womack.
Two Nephews, Michael Womack and wife, Kim Womack; and
Brian K. Womack and wife, Nicole Womack.
One Niece, Wendi Kent and husband, Greg Kent.

Preceded In Death By, Parents: Louis M. Womack and
Marie Robinson Womack.

Funeral Services are Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, MS.
Thursday, June 25, 2015, 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
Visiting Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:00 AM until time of Funeral Services Friday at 10:00 AM, also from Brown Funeral Home in Liberty.
Interment to follow in Womack Family Cemetery near Liberty, MS.
Services officiated by Rev. James Sadler.  

 

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Robert Huey Higgins, 70, of Liberty, Ms., passed away
Saturday, June 20, 2015 at his residence. Mr, Higgins was born
June 14, 1945 in Baton Rouge, La. to Doris Harrell Higgins Varnado and George Harvey Higgins.
He was devoted husband, father, brother,  grandfather, 
brother-in-law., and Uncle.

Survivors include his wife Shirlee Morgan Higgins of Liberty, MS. 
his daughter,
April Behrnes and her husband Mike.
His son, Adam Higgins and his wife Kristy, and
his two granddaughters Morgan Lynn Higgins and
Elizabeth Ryan Higgins of Friendship, Texas. 
His sister Gloria Jean Jarrell and her husband Bob, his brother,
Nolan Earl Higgins and his wife Elizabeth, and
his sister Donna Lynn Higgins. 
He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
His brother-in-laws John T. Morgan ll and friend Eleanor ,
Jamie Morgan and ex-wife Cathy Carruth, Harvie and Faye Morgan.
Sister-in-laws  Carolin “Sister” Sullivan and Wayne,  
Maxine Morgan Sparks,
Edith and Jerry Williams,
Treva June and David Moulton, Betty and Kenny Sparks and
Mary and Manuel Torres.

Mr. Higgins was preceded in death by his parents.
H
is son, Robert Wade Higgins,
and his sister, Patsy Ruth Higgins.

Visitation is at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, MS,
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, beginning at 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, at
Brown Funeral Home.  Bro.Blalock will officiate. 
Graveside services will follow in
Stewart Family Cemetery in Gillsburg, MS. 

Pallbearers will be Jerry Williams, Danny Sullivan, Roger Sullivan, Jody Morgan, Tim Higgins, and Travis Higgins. 

Honorary pallbearers will be John Smith and Jason Sparks..

 

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Alvin Glenis “Slick” Havard, 78, of Jackson, LA, passed away at his residence on Thursday, June 18, 2015.
He was born Feb. 17, 1937 in Crosby, MS.
He was the son of
the late, Kirk Edward “Jack” Havard and
Geneva Ashley Havard. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Jackson, LA and a former Groundwood Operator at
Crown Zellerback Paper Mill in St. Francisville, LA. and a
U.S. Army veteran.

Funeral Services are Visiting at Second Baptist Church in Jackson, LA, Friday, June 19, 2015, 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Visiting Saturday, June 20, 9:00 AM until Funeral Services at 10:00 AM at Second Baptist Church..Officiated by Rev. Clark Fooshee Jr.    Interment will follow in Second Baptist Church Cemetery in Jackson, LA.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sadie Louise Forbes Havard.
4 sons: Randy Smith and his wife Linda of Jackson, La., 
Danny Smith and his wife Terri of Jane, Mo. 
Henry “BooBee” Smith and his wife Beth of Jackson, La., and
Glenis Havard and his fiance’ Jackie McLean of St.Francisville, La.  
2 Brothers, Don Havard and his wife Marie of Jackson, La.  and
Avon McGee and his wife Nora of Baton Rouge, La.   
12 Grandchildren, Becky Smith, Keith Smith, Brandy Rouse,
Bridgette Siebert,
Kirk Havard, Corey Havard, Kaleigh Havard,
Cody Havard, Belinda Brignac, Andrea Bordelon, Holly Baker, and Dustin Smith.      Also survived by 14 Great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his father Jack Havard, his mother
 Geneva Havard, 1 brother, C.J. Havard, 3 sisters, Pauline Hazlip,
Hazel Wicker, and Willie Mae Arnold, and friend Luther Cutrer.   

Pallbearers are Kirk Havard, Cody Havard, Dustin Smith, Corey Havard, Keith Smith, and Kenny Havard.  Honorary Pallbearers are Billy Jones and his Bluegrass Family.

 

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Lillie Mae Halford Bates, 82, of Roxie, MS, passed away
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at
Field Memorial Community Hospital in Centreville, MS. She was a homemaker.She was born on Oct. 20, 1932 in Amite County, MS, the daughter of
Willie Redden Halford and Willie Mae McCrory Halford.

She is survived by, 2 sisters, Jane Jackson of Roxie, MS and
 Ruby Nell Savoy and husband, Terry of Centreville, MS.
2 Brothers, Richard Halford of Wilkinson County Nursing Center of Centreville, MS and Quinn Allen Halford of Centreville, MS.
Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by, her parents, Willie Redden Halford and
Willie McCrory Halford.         
Her husband, Henry Bates.
4 brothers, Earl, Julius, Marshall and Harvey Paul Halford.

Funeral Services are visiting Friday, June 19, 10:00 AM until time of Funeral Services Friday, June 19 at 1:00 PM. All services from
Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS.
Services officiated by Rev. Robert Toney
Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Gloster, MS. 

 

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Melanie D’Ete Priest, 63 , longtime resident of Gloster, Mississippi, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at her residence in Gloster. 
She was born March 30, 1952 in McComb, Ms. to the late
Harold Statham and Jonnie V. Netterville Statham.   She was an L.P.N.

Survivors include her husband, Harry Priest III of Gloster,Ms.                                    
3 Sons,  William Jeffrey Priest,  Harry O. “Hunter” Priest lV,  and
John Adam “Starbuck” Priest.  
2 Grand-daughters, Katlin Priest and Hannah Priest.  
1 Sister: Laura Statham and 1 brother: Dorsey Statham.  
Numerous nieces and nephews, and Great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Monday, June 8, 2015 at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M.  followed by Graveside services at 11:00 A.M. Monday in Roseland Cemetery. 
Officiated by Rev. Butch Simmons.

 

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Bobbie Turnipseed Farris, 79, went home to be with the LORD on Tuesday, June 2nd 2015 at The Crossing Clarity Hospice in
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, surrounded by members of her family, her Pastor and some close friends;  After a long battle with multiple health issues. The vacant place she left can only be filled by Christ our Lord and surrounding ou hearts with friends and family.

Brown Funeral Home, Liberty, Mississippi is in charge of arrangements. The visitation will be Saturday, June 6th,  2015 9:00 am until  funeral services at 1:00 pm Saturday, at Enterprise Baptist Church, 3601 Lower Liberty-Gloster Road, Liberty, Mississippi.
There will be an Order of the Eastern Star service at 10:00 am, Saturday. Rev. Ernest Whittington will officiate the funeral service at 1:00 pm, Saturday. Her body will be laid to rest at a graveside service immediately following at Liberty Cemetery, Liberty, Mississippi. 

She was born July 8, 1935 in Amite County, Mississippi, the daughter of Odessa  and Myrtis Caston Turnipseed, both deceased.

She was the loving mother of Karen Jones and husband Ronnie Jones, of Ridgeland, Mississippi and Scott Alan Jones and wife Lesia Travis Jones, of Amite, Louisiana, as well as four step-children, Linda Farris Barber and the late, Claude Barber, Mike Farris and wife Mary, Brenda Farris White and husband Glenn White, and
Andy Farris (deceased) and wife Sue Farris.
She is survived by her two sisters, Sue Turnipseed Nelson and husband Grady Nelson of Hammond, Louisiana, and
Brenda Turnipseed Schempp and the late Karl Schempp of
Bogalusa, Louisiana.
Also, she leaves behind 5 grandchildren: Bridgett Jones,
Danielle Jones Graham, Cassie Jones, Jennifer Shipley and
Jodi Kay Shipley.
 She was the loving Great-Grandmother to Duely Wyatt Deaton,
 Lane and Leatte Graham,
Caden Day and
expecting Great-Granddaughter, Annsleigh Porter.
12 Step-Grandchildren and 20 Step-Great-Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Odessa and Myrtis Turnipseed, and former husbands, Marice E. Jones and
 Luther A. Farris.

Bobbie was a member of First United Methodist Church, in
Baker, Louisiana. She was also a member of the Tangipahoa Volunteers for Family and Community Council and
 a dual member 50 year of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Pallbearers are Allen Jones, Dale Flanagan, Louis Munchausen,
John Rogan, David Kelly and Don Guy. 
Honorary Pallbearers are Grady Nelson and Prentis Thomas.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the American Heart Association,
American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, 10900-B Stonelake Blvd., Suite 320, Austin, TX 78759 or at donatenow.heart.org




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Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.   1 John 4:10.

Robert Wayne “Wildman” Hollingsworth, 57, longtime resident of the Oxford Community near Gloster, MS, passed away
Saturday May 30, 2015 at 
Field Memorial Hospital in Centreville, MS. He was born May 3, 1958 in Altus, OK, the son of
Ellery Hollingsworth and
Margie Wilkinson Spillman.
He was a Log Cutter in the Logging Industry and
member of
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, near Gloster, MS.

Survivors include his wife, Mickey Jackson Hollingsworth.
1 Son, Bobby Hollingsworth and wife, Jackie and
1 Daughter, Sarah Lilly and husband, Joe.
8 Grandchildren, Devan, Dixie, Dallas and Dayne Hollingsworth.
Tippy Grace and Emma Lilly.            Braxton and Damien Hunt.
Mother, Margie W. Spillman.
1 Brother, Ellis Hollingsworth and wife, Tammy.

Preceded In Death, Father, Ellery Hollingsworth.
Step-Father, G.D. Spillman.
Paternal Grandparents, Robert W.and Pearl Hollingsworth.
Maternal Grandparents, A.J.and Charity Wilkinson.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS.
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
Continuing Monday, June 1, 2015 at
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church near Gloster, MS, 10:00 AM until time of Funeral Services Monday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, at 11:00 AM.
Officiated by Rev. Blaine Stafford .
Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Memorial Cemetery, near Gloster.
Pallbearers, Daniel Hollingsworth, Wes Burns, Darryl Hall,
Aubrey Achord,
Donnie Bonanno, Sonny Wilkinson, Mark Randall and Tim Toler.
Honorary Pallbearers, Ray Locatto, Greg Randall and James Toler.

 

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Julius Quinn Brabham Sr, 74, longtime resident of Liberty, Ms.
He passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the
Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson, Ms.  
He was born June 26, 1940 in Amite County, Ms., the son of
Julius Theodore Brabham and Bertha Ellen Hodges Brabham. 

He served in the U.S. Army,  was a welder – pipefitter in building construction,  and was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. 
He was a loving husband and wonderful father
and enjoyed fishing,  hunting and the outdoors. He was the youth Sunday School Teacher for a number of years.  
He
was always known to have a wonderful sense of Humor.  
Julius
will be missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by his wife Martha V. Brabham,   his son:
Julius Quinn Brabham Jr. 
2 brothers, James Dewitt Brabham of Gaines, La. and
Phillip Brabham of Holden, La.
3 sisters: Arie Jean Smith of Liberty,Ms., 
Alexzene Bankers of Port Vincent, La.  and Patricia Meyers of Iowa.  And numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents,  his daughter 
Sandra Gail Brabham,  and 
2 brothers, J.T. Brabham  and  Herbert Lafayette “Sonny” Brabham.

Visitation is Monday, June 1, 2015, at Brown Funeral Home
in Liberty,Ms. beginning at 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 3:00 P.M. Monday at Brown Funeral Home.
Officiated by Bro. Merrill Blalock and Bro. Melvin Blalock. 
Interment will follow in New Zion Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Dewitt Brabham Jr.,  Jay Jay Brabham,
Danny Brabham, Bret Brabham,
Thomas Chapman, and
Thomas Chapman Jr.




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David Scott “Scotty” McKlemurry, 46, longtime resident of Gloster,Ms. He passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at his residence in Gloster.  He was born May 27, 1969 in Centreville,Ms. to
Frank Benjamin McKlemurry and Dolly Ruth Willingham McKlemurry.

He is survived by 1 son David Scott McKlemurry,  his mother, Dolly Ruth McKlemurry,   1 uncle, Bobby Gene McKlemurry, and 2 cousins, Bobby Gene McKlemurry Jr. and Benji McKlemurry and his wife Dawn.

He is preceded in death by his father, Frank Benjamin McKlemurry.

Visitation is Sunday,  May 31, 2015 at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, from 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. follow by graveside services in Roseland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Glen Sterling, Bobby Gene McKlemurry,
Benji McKlemurry, Scott McJKlemurry, Justin Windham, and
Trey Adams.

Honorary Pallbearers is Bobby Gene McKlemurry Jr.

 




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Thomas Ford “T.F.” Badon , 92, longtime resident of Liberty, Ms.  Passed away May 21, 2015 at his residence in Liberty, Ms.
He was born December 3, 1922 in Smithdale, Ms.,
the son of
Thomas Ford Badon and Nannie Cruise Badon. 
He graduated from Ole Miss in 1944,  graduated from Ole Miss Law School in 1947, and served as the treasurer of the student body of Ole Miss. 

He served as the prosecuting attorney of Amite County, served in the House of Representatives  for 4 years, 1952 to 1956.   He served on the Liberty Town Board for 36 years,  was the attorney for the Amite School Board for 16 years,  and a founding board member of
 Amite School Center.  He received a special appointment from
Gov. William Winter as Chancery Judge for Judge Jones. 
He was a Family Master Judge for 20 Years.

T.F. was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, where he taught
Men’s Sunday school for 35 years. 
He also was a Mason in the Liberty Lodge no. 37 for 50 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Badon.  
2 Sons:  Thomas Earl Badon and his wife, Leigh Ann,  of Summit, Ms.  and Craig Ford Badon of Liberty.
4 Grandchildren:  Justin Thomas Badon,  Brady Alan Badon, 
Peyton Lee Badon, and
Benzi McKenna Badon.  
1 Great-grandchild: Thomas Wade Toler. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, 
eight brothers and sisters,  Ira Welch,  Lorraine Prestridge, 
Ethel Mae VanNorman,  Royce Badon,  Ellzey Badon, 
Mary Lee McGehee, Eddith Gillespie, and William B. Badon.

Visitation is Friday, May 22, at the Liberty Baptist Church from
6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Also Saturday, from 10:00 A.M. until time of Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. at the Church officiated by
Rev. James Sadler.  Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery.



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Vera Estelle Smith Wall, 91, our beloved mother and “MawMaw”,  passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at The Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice in Baton Rouge, LA.
Born April 29, 1924 in Amite County, MS, Estelle was the daughter of Robert Talmage and Katie Lucille VanNorman Smith, both deceased.
 
A strong and independent young lady she married her sweetheart, Alfred Denman “PawPaw Pete” Wall, Sr. at the young age of 16 and remained by his side as his devoted wife “Stell” for 69 years before his death in 2009.

In the early years while she and Pete lived in Baton Rouge,
Stell was determined to complete her education and received her GED from Glen Oaks High School.
 Although she worked outside the home for a short time, Stell’s true gift was her love of family and simple sense of humor as the quiet balance to Pete’s boisterous personality.
She taught her children to live with the same values they grew up with: love and respect for family, hard work with no complaints and to always treat others with kindness and respect.
 After their children were grown, Pete built the “camp” in Liberty, MS, and Stell transformed it to the cozy home on the hill surrounded by her favorite flowers, family pictures and letting PawPaw Pete hang his favorite classic car pictures everywhere.
With Pete and friends playing music for impromptu parties and cousins and neighbors coming and going always, Stell did her part
 by maintaining a welcoming home for everyone.

As her health began to decline, Stell’s favorite pastime became sitting quietly in her rocking chair on the breezeway.  In the last few years
she moved back to Baton Rouge to stay with her children and always tried to do what she could to make things easier for them, never wanting to be a bother.

Constantly surrounded by her family, children, grand and
great grandchildren, “MawMaw” remained a true example of pride and determination who kept everyone smiling even at her 91
st birthday just 3 weeks before her death in her little apartment at Williamsburg.
In her final few days Stell’s caregivers included her family and the wonderful staff at Williamsburg and The Carpenter House.
The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for their compassionate care.

Preceded in death by her sisters,
Doris Smith Tumey and Evelyn “Sheby” Smith Jones,
Brother, R.T. Smith.
Daughter Karen Lucille “Kay” Wall Barbay Pritchard. 
Husband, Pete Wall.

Stell is survived by her brother, Earl Wade “Punk” Smith.
Two sons and daughters-in-law, Alfred Denman “Dennie” Wall, Jr. and JoAnn Brister Wall and Gary Lynn Wall and Helene Kaiser Wall.
One daughter and son-in-law, Linda Wall Lott and Lawson Lott.
Seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at
Bethel Baptist Church in Liberty, MS. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m. until the service at 12:00 noon with burial immediately following at Bethel Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Chad Lott, Matt Wall, Benton Wall, Dennie Wall, Jeff Barbay and Rob Smith.

In lieu of flowers Stell would have wanted donations sent to The Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice.



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Aldean Mae Maxwell, 77,  left this world on May 13, 2015, in Liberty Ms. at her home.
Mrs. Aldean was born August 18, 1937  in Greeley, Colorado,  the daughter of Opal Robinson Carver.   She was a homemaker.

Survivors include 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,  Jace, and Beau.   
1 brother: Milo Carver of Nebraska.


She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband,  James “Peck” Maxwell,
and her son: Jeffery Maxwell.

Visitation is at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, Friday, 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, at Brown Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery.

The family extends special thanks to Mrs. Aldean’s caregivers:   Adale Perkins, Sharonda Blake,  Erica Bland,  Alexis Wilkinson,  Jeraldine Bland,  and  the  Hospice Compassas. 




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Carl L. Kellow, 76, of Liberty, MS, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at his residence in Liberty. He was born July 14,1938 in Easton PA,  the son of Richard G. Kellow and Beatrice Harriet Johnson Kellow. 
Mr. Kellow was retired from the Steamship Industries.
His career took him from New Orleans, New York, and Houston, Texas. He was also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Liberty, MS.


Survivors include his wife, Martha S. Kellow  
Two Sons, David Kellow and Scott Kellow.
One Grandson, Spencer Kellow and Nieces and Nephews.

Mr. Kellow was preceded in death by his parents. 
One Brother, Richard C. Kellow.
One Son, Stephen Michael Kellow.

Visitation is Thursday, May 14, 2015 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Liberty, MS from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Also visitation continues there Friday, May 15, 2015 from
9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Friday, also at the Church.
 Interment will follow in Blalock Cemetery in Liberty, Ms



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Evelyn Dawson Havard, 87, of Centreville, MS, passed away
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Field Memorial Hospital in Centreville, MS. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother and loved her family dearly.
She was born May 31,1927,  the daughter of Luke Harper Dawson and Ruby Whittington Dawson.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include one daughter, Iris Ash and her husband Richard of Centreville, MS.
Two grandchildren, Rhonda Ash Dyer and husband Bryant of Baton Rouge, LA and Dean Ash of Centreville, MS. 
One Great-granddaughter, Mallory Danyelle Dyer of Baton Rouge, LA,  and step-great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Dyer of Denham Springs, LA.
Two special friends, Betty Cotton Watkins and Kathryn Mixion.  
Special great-great-niece, Denslea Kate Mizell and a host of
Nieces and Nephews.

She is preceded in death by her Parents.
Her husband A.J. (Buster) Havard.
Five brothers, Mann Dawson, Roger Dawson, Wilmer Dawson,
Eugene “Boy” Dawson, and Billy Dawson, and  four sisters,   
Lazelle Boykin, Lexie Whittington, Vassar Boykin, and
Kathryn Thornton.

Visitation is Friday, May 8, 2015 at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Also visitation Saturday, from 1:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, at
Brown Funeral Home.   Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville, Ms.  Services officiated by Rev. Bobby Thornhill and
Rev. Robert Toney.

Pallbearers are Gary Whittington, Ricky Havard, Brantley Ravencraft, David Nickel, Jerry Boykin, and Sidney Ashley. 

Honorary Pallbearers are Monroe O’Neal, Bryant Dyer, Robert Thornton, Denis Mizell, Wesley Sterling, Chuck Netterville, Gene Walters, and John Roger Dawson Jr.

 

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Rev. James Harvey ”Bruno”  Wilkinson,  45, of the Busy Corner Community near Gloster, MS, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at his residence.
He was born December 5, 1969, at Centreville, MS.
Rev. Wilkinson was the son of Basil Harvey Wilkinson and
Mildred Lilly Wilkinson.
He was a Correctional Officer at the Louisiana State Prison at Angola.  Rev. Wilkinson was of the Pentecostal Faith.

He is survived by:
Wife, Sabrina Wilkinson.
Parents, Basil Harvey and Mildred Lilly Wilkinson.
Three Sisters, Connie Whittington and husband, Jason;
Rebecca “Poodle” Trapani and husband, Charles; and
Jo Ann Russell and husband, David .
Four Nephews and Three Nieces.
Special Friend, Shad Perry.

Visiting at New Salem Baptist Church near Liberty, MS.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 5:00 PM Until 9:00 PM and Wednesday, April 15, 10:00 AM until time of Funeral Services at 11:00 AM, Wednesday  at New Salem Baptist Church.
Interment will follow at Whittington Memorial Cemetery near
 Liberty, MS.
Officiated by Rev. Dean Walsworth, assisted by Rev. Curtis Ready.



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Lura  Morris Smith, longtime resident of Gloster, Ms. passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 in Columbus, Ms.  She was born April 17, 1924 in  Centreville, Ms.,   the  daughter of  Thomas Green Morris and
Mary Boatner  Morris.  She was 90.
 
She was a  teacher for 35 years, earning a Bachlor’s Degree from Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, Ms.
 
She taught Home Ecomonics at Gloster Higfh School and
 Pine Hills Academy, both in Gloster.
 
She was a member of Galilee Baptist Church in Gloster.

She is survived by her son: Jeffrey Glen Smith and his wife Karen
 of Columbus, Ms.
 
Her daughter Deborah Lyn Clardy and her husband Donald  of Columbus, Ms.
4 Grandchildren,  Allison Denise Prater,  Jeffery Michael Bass, 
 Kelli Ann Jones,  and Arianna Casey Smith. 
 
9 Great-grandchildren, Isabell Grace, Abigail Grace,
Carson Tucker Jones,
Addison Bailey Jones, Jade Michelle Bass, Ethan Bass, Carter Dale Bass, and  Kylar Bass.

Preceded in death by her parents,  her husband  Willie Glen Smith,  and one grandson, Christopher Smith.

Visitation is Monday, April 13, 2015 at Brown Funeral Home in
Gloster, Ms. from 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at
2:00 P.M. Monday, at Brown Funeral Home.
Services officiated by Rev. Brian Malone.
 
Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.

Pallbearers are: Michael Bass, Jason Prater, Jerrery Jones,
 Brandon Gibson, Bobby Payne, and Joe Ray.
  
Honorary Pallbearer is Rupert Toler.



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On June 30, 1929, Jesse L. Callender & his twin sister, Janie were born to Royce & Harriet Callender in Amite County, MS. On April  8, 2015, Jesse went to join his beloved wife, Joyce Landry Callender in their eternal home.  Jesse retired from the Baton Rouge Fire Dept after 31 years service.  After his retirement, he & Joyce moved from Central, LA  to Liberty, MS.  Jesse worked as a substitute rural mail carrier, supervised the building of the MS Baptist Association building in Liberty, along with working with the Gideon's international Bible Society for many years. Jesse is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Joyce Landry Callender; parents, Royce & Harriet Callender; brothers, Charles "Bud" McGraw, TC Calloway, Warren "Buster" Callender, Clarence "Pete" Callender, Chris "Leroy" Callender, and Lloyd Scott ,  sisters, Bernice Cliburn, Willie Mae McKey, Mary Jane Rape, Christine Landry, Janie Bourriague & Maudie Blackwell.  He is survived by two daughters,  Donna (Rick) Huff of Clinton, MS & Cathy Callender of Broken Arrow, OK;  two sons, Clayton (Barbara) Callender of Gillsburg, MS and Earl (Wanda) Callender of Angola, LA;  twelve grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one sister, Flora Henderson of Zachary, LA along with numerous nieces and nephews.  Jesse was a lifetime member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, was baptized in Beaver Creek at the age of 14 & where he proudly served as a Deacon.  Visiting will be from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015 & from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Saturday,  April 11, 2015 at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Liberty, MS with services to be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, with internment immediately following in the church cemetery.  Officiated by Rev. David Luce assisted by Rev. Alton Foster. Pallbearers will be:  Jarod Williams, Tim & Cody Delaney, Davis Turner, Pierce Woodard, Jerry Grimes.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Williams & Phillip Freeman Brown Funeral Home of Gloster, MS is in charge of the arrangements. The family would like to extend special thanks to Murline Welch, devoted friend and caregiver and St. Luke Hospice, Dana Fortenberry R.N. and Linda Carroll CNA.

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Bonnie B. Jackson , 93, of Gloster, Ms. passed away Monday, March 30, 2015, at Liberty Community Living Center in Liberty, Ms.  She was born May 12, 1921 in Liberty, Ms. to Nathaniel and Thursa Butler.  She was a homemaker.

Survivors include 1 daughter, Carolyn Jackson Bridwell,   2 Sons: Bobby Roy Jackson  and  Leslie Clayton Jackson.   5 Grandchildren,  Kevin Bridwell,   Bonnie Bridwell Soileau,   Bobby Roy Jackson,  
Rockey Clayton Jackson,  and  Carita Faul; and
11 Great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Nathaniel and Thursa Butler, and her husband Roy Clayton Jackson.

Visitation is Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, from 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home. Interment will follow in
Talbert Cemetery near Gloster. Officiated by Rev. Max Forman.


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Annie Mae Crawford, 89, of Liberty, MS departed this life on Monday, March 30, 2015, at Liberty Community Living Center in Liberty, MS.
Mrs. Crawford was born August 19, 1925, at Johnston Station in Pike County, MS. She was the daughter of Leonard Orin Manning and Laura Godbold Manning.

Mrs. Crawford attended Jones High School in East McComb and graduated from McComb  High School. She worked as a Telephone Operator for Southern Bell for 14 years and she and her husband established a dairy, beef and timber farm in Amite County, MS in 1950. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

She is fondly remembered for her love of reading, working crossword puzzles (none were too difficult), her sense of humor, and her love of family. A lot of life, love, and hospitality were shown by her at her house at the “end of the road.” She especially enjoyed visits from grandchildren, nieces, nephews and any and all members of
the Sam Byrd family. Her generation witnessed an abundance of change and brought great honor to this country.

Mrs. Crawford is survived by daughter, Roxanna Porter of Liberty, MS.
Son, William Manning “Bill” Crawford and wife Soncha of Ruston, LA.
Four Grandchildren, Chad Porter of Liberty, MS, Joy Crawford of Bentonville, AR, Jennifer Crawford of Ridgeland, MS and
Mary Jo Crawford of Tucson, AZ.
Two Great-Granddaughters, Kylie  and Morgan Schulyer.
She is also survived  by nieces, Rosemary Manning, Velma Allred and Sue Valgich; and nephews, Shelby Crawford, Shep Crawford,
Stacey Crawford, Stewart Crawford,
Marcus Crawford and
Charles Crawford.

She was preceded in death by parents, Leonard Orin and
Laura Godbold Manning.
Her husband, W.L. Crawford;   Son-In-Law, Donald Porter;
Brothers, Charlie Manning and Troy L. Manning and wife, Maureece;
Brother-In-Laws, Grady Crawford and wife Nellie, and
Louis “Hot” Crawford and wife Annette.
Also preceded by special friends, Mavis Byrd and Berneece Hughes.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, MS, 
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 11:00 AM until time of Funeral Services Thursday at 1:00 PM  at Brown Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at
Stewart-Wall Cemetery near Liberty, MS. Officiated by Rev. Randy Impson.

Pallbearers are Chad Porter, Shep Crawford, Stacey Crawford, Sam Byrd, III and Sam Byrd, IV. Honorary Pallbearer is Mac Gilmore.

Mrs. Crawford’s family wishes to thank the staff, especially Minnie Ratcliff, of Liberty Community Living Center for their caring spirit over the past two years. The constant visits of Mac and Shirley Gilmore and those of Louise Hughes over this period are also appreciated.

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Lajuana Nell Saucier, 49, died unexpectedly on March 26, 2015 at her residence in Denham Springs, LA.

She was born June 8, 1965, in Centreville, Mississippi. She attended Centreville Academy and was a longtime resident of Mississippi until moving to Louisiana.

Lajuana was such a precious human being, and had a genuine love for everyone she met. She was never judgmental and believed that everyone deserved to be loved and cared for, no matter what. She believed in caring for those who couldn’t care for themselves, and she spent many years doing just that. She was known for her wonderful cooking and her incredible ability to make everyone around her laugh. She has left us with so many wonderful memories that we will cherish always.
Her faith in God gave her so much hope, and a desire to live life to the fullest. She deeply loved her family, her friends, and those who held a special place in her heart. Her beauty reached far beyond the surface, and those who knew her felt the outpouring of her kindness and love. She will live on in our hearts, forever.


She is survived by her son John Michael Bell, mother, Shirley (Brown) Everhart and step-father James, sister, Rhonda Ritchey and husband Russ, brother Leo Saucier and wife Dana, and nephew Cody. Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and her most loving companion, Paul Jones.


She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Saucier, Sr., her grandparents, W.J. and Milloree (Arnold) Brown, and Leo and Mary Ellen (Davis) Saucier.


Arrangements will be at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Mississippi. Viewing will be held there Monday, March 30, 2015 from 11:00 AM until  Funeral Services at 2:00PM, with burial immediately following at Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville.
Officiated by
Bro. Bernard Waites.

 

Donations may be made in lieu of flowers.

 

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Eldon Paine Hopf, 64, longtime resident of Gloster, Ms., passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at his residence.   He was born October 2, 1950 in Canton, Ohio to Elliot Hopf and Wilma Quinn Hopf.  He graduated from Chalmette High School and attended Southeastern and graduated from L.S.U.  His entire career was in the Forestry Industry.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Parrish.

 Eldon Served on many Boards and Commissions which include; a Member of the Board of Aldermen for Town of Gloster for 22 years, appointed to the Mississippi Forestry Commission 4th District Confirmed by the full Mississippi Senate, Member of the Board of Directors for Field Memorial Community Hospital, Past Member of the Workforce Development Commission serving Southwest Mississippi, Member of the Mississippi Forestry Association, Member of the Mississippi Municipal Association.

 Eldon is survived by; his wife Debbie Hopf, his son Chris Hopf of Columbus, MS.  
His mother Wilma Hopf of Gloster, and
his grand-daughter Charlotte Hopf.
 His Father and Mother-in-law John and Sarah Sullivan and
brother-in-law John Sullivan Jr.

 Brother-in-law John Brown and his wife Carla, and sister-in-law Cindy Garrett and her husband Steve, Two nephews Stephen Garrett and David Brown and one niece Amber King.

 Eldon is preceded in death by his father Elliot Hopf, his first wife Marsha Young Hopf, his brother-in-law Tommy Young, his nephew Emile Garrett, and his father and mother-in-law Emile and Elise Brown.

 Visitation is Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms. 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. also visitation 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. Services will be officiated by Father Scott Dugas.

 

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Ina Jean McCabe Knipp, 76, of Orange, Texas, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at her home.

 

Ina Jean was born in Gloster, Mississippi on March 23, 1938.  She was the daughter of James Lewell McCabe and Lennie C. (Freeman) McCabe.  She was a former resident of Gloster and had lived in Orange since 1963.
She retired from West Orange-Cove CISD where she was a guidance counselor. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, American Association of University Women, Daughters of the American Revolution and First Presbyterian Church in Orange.

Preceded in death by her parents, James Lewell and Lennie McCabe and brothers, Ronald McCabe and Lavon McCabe, Ina Jean is survived by her husband, Randolph S. Knipp; son, Chuck Knipp, both of Orange; and her brother, Dalton McCabe of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Ina Jean will be remembered best for the valiant grace with which she handled her disability and health issues, her boundless generosity, love of working with children, classy style, smile and witty and original sense of humor.

Friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.  The service will be officiated by Reverend Mike Umbenhaur, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Orange.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Cliff Youens, Donald DeMoss, Harold Day, Ron McCabe, Damon McCabe and Tim Hughes.

An additional visitation will be held at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Mississippi on Friday, March 27, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. followed by a service of committal at Union Church Cemetery in Gloster.

Serving as pallbearers in Gloster are Damon McCabe, Ron McCabe,
Donald DeMoss, Gene Walters, Terry Wisner and Bud Vines. 

The family wishes to especially thank Sister Brenda Honeycutt, RN of Southeast Texas Hospice for her tender care and outstanding commitment to Mrs. Knipp’s comfort in her final days. 

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Hugh Eugene Bateman, 68, passed away Feb. 23, 2015 in the province of Cebu, in the Philippines. He was born April 9, 1947, in Vicksburg, the son of James Bateman and Hazel M. Sterling.

He served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. After returning he served in the Louisiana National Guard, retiring after 20 years of service. He returned to Mississippi where he resided until moving to the Philippines, where he lived until his death. He will be sadly missed by family and friends across many states.

He is survived by his mother, Hazel Sterling; his wife Benigia Abdon Bateman of Cebu, Philippines; two son, Ronald Bateman and wife Becky, and Robert Bateman and wife Ashley, all of Belle Chase, Louisiana; a daughter, Christine Tatum and husband Julien of Oxford; five grand-daughters, Lauren Mae, Caralyn, and Allison Bateman, all of Belle Chase; and Thi and Amelia Bateman;  a grandson, Trey Tatum; a sister, Linda Bateman Clack and husband Jerry of Brandon; two nieces, Melanie Clack O’Gwyn and husband Greg and their son Elijah, and April Clack; two stepsisters, Liz Sterling White and Jana Sterling Gomez; three step-daughters and three stepsons of Cebo, Philippines; and his beloved aunt Lonnie Ervin of Gloster.

He is preceded in death by his father; stepfather, J.W. Sterling. Paternal grandfather and grandmother, Hughey  and Gladys Bateman.  Maternal grandmother and grandfather, Wille D. Mallett and
Clyde Mallett.

Memorial services will be held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church,  Oxford-Meadville Road, Gloster, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm., with burial following in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Gloster. Services
officiated by Rev. Blaine Stafford.

Honorary Pallbearers: Brent Bateman, Jeffrey “Scooter” Bateman, Bill Bateman, Clifford Bateman, Ricky Bateman, Darrell Bateman and Warren Holland.

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Ruth Marie McGraw, 83, resident of Gloster, Ms. passed away
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at her residence near Gloster. 
She was born March 18, 1931 in Wilkinson County, Mississippi to Walter Cavin and Florence Felter Cavin. She was a homemaker.  
The family extends a special thank you to Hospice for
the care given to Mrs. Ruth.

Survivors include:
2 daughters, Elizabeth Whittington and her husband Lemuel, and 
Sue Partin and her husband Andrew.  
3 sons: Carl Nettles and his wife Tammy, 
Bobby Nettles and his wife Cheryl, and Morris Nettles.  
And a special daughter-in-law Betty J. Nettles.    
14 Grandchildren and 20 Great-grandchildren.


Preceded in death: 
Her parents, Walter and Florence Felter Cavin.                 
3 Sons: Steve Cox,  Ralph Nettles, and William Nettles. 
Her husband, Lum McGraw.

Visitation at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.
Also visitation Thursday, March 19, 12:00 noon until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home. 
Interment will follow in Mars Hill Cemetery in Wilkinson County.

Officiated by Rev. Joe Weaver.

 
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Helen “Sue” Czuszak McGehee 82, of Liberty, MS passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. She was born on October 20, 1932 in
Vandergrift, PA.
 to John and Catherine Czuszak.
She served in the United States Army as an Officer and
Registered Nurse. Her first assignment was at
the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.
She continued her nursing career over 40 years at numerous
Military and Civilian hospitals overseas and in the United States.
Sue was a veteran of the emergency surgical center at
Kadena, Okinawa that served the severely wounded flown in from South Vietnam.
She was an accomplished seamstress and a certified SCUBA diver. She loved travel and always delighted in remembering her extended visit to Hong Kong and backpacking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.

She is survived by:
her husband of 57 years, Paul Jackson McGehee.
Her son, David McGehee and wife Kathryn of Macon, GA  
And Their two Children Michael Paul, and Laura Ann.

She is preceded in death by her parents.
Her brothers, Nick, Stan, and Chuck.
Her sisters, Annie, and Sophie.

Funeral Arrangements are visiting Friday March 20, 2015 from
10 am until time of Funeral Services at 11 am
at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, MS.
 Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery.
Funeral Services will be officiated by Rev. Ernest Whittington.

Pallbearers are Bruce Leboeuf, Melvin Ratzaiff Jr., Aubrey Blalock, Orland Brecheen, Randy Caston, and Dr. David Herring, and alternate pallbearer Clay Brecheen.

Sue’s Family extends sincere appreciation to the faculty and staff of the University Medical Hospital in Jackson, MS for the outstanding care and comfort that they provided her.

The family request no flowers be sent, instead make a donation to St. Luke Hospice.

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Tangie Renee Dawson,  54, a native and resident of Gloster, Ms. passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at St. Dominic Medical Center in Jackson, Ms.
She was born  September 21, 1960 in Centreville, Ms.,  the daughter of Eugene Dawson and Genevieve Good Dawson.  She was a homemaker attended the Praise Cathedral Church in Meadville, Ms.

Tangie is survived by 2 daughters,
Brandi Cummings and her husband Jason,
Trisca Jackson and her husband J.J.  
Grandchildren: Brady Cummings, Korbyn Cummings, Kylie Grimes, and Aidyn Jackson.  
3 Step-Grandchildren: Danton Jackson, Skyanne Jackson, and
Slaten Jackson.   
2 Brothers:  Tony Dawson and his wife Bertty,
and Kent Dawson and his wife Becky. 
Sister: Karen Jones and her husband Tony.
Her cousin and best friend Patsy Towles. Special friend Jason Jones. And a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents,
Eugene “Boy” Dawson and Genevieve Good Dawson.

Visitation is Friday, March 13 2015, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.  Also visitation
Saturday, 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, at Brown Funeral Home. 
Officiated by Rev. Lee Miley and Bro. Gaylon Dawson.
Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Mickey Goff, Lavell Good, Jason Jones, Blake Smith,
Bryce White and Brady Cummings.
Honorary Pallbearers: Danton Jackson and Jared Brownell.   




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Norman Stanley (Sonny) Ivey,  79, passed March 5, 2015, at his home in Covington, La.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Wulff Ivey, seven children, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will take place on Monday, March 9, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 pm, with funeral service to follow at 3:00 pm., at Brown Funeral Home, Gloster, Miss.

Burial at Roseland Cemetary, Gloster, following service.   



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Janice Prosch, 70, resident of the Busy Corner Community near Gloster, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. 
She was born September 12, 1944, in Centreville, MS.
Janice was the daughter of Ray and Irene Whitehead Whittington.   

She married Rev. Ron Prosch in 1964, and was a helpmate for 50 years with him in the ministries of the Church of God of Prophecy. Places they fulfilled their ministry were Mississippi, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia, Michigan and South Carolina. 

She is survived by her husbabnd Rev. Ron Prosch.                            
3 daughters,  Tammy Kurz and husband, David; 
Brandie Kinzel and husband, Ronnie; and
Virginia Prosch.
2 Grandchildren, Taylor Kurz and Bailey Kurz.
1 brother, Shelton Whittington.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and
Irene Whitehead Whittington.
2 sisters, Barbara Floyd and Clemmie Jackson, and
2 brothers, Lantis Whittington and Morris Whittington.

Visitation is Friday, March 6, 2015, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS, from 5:00 P.M. until  8:00 P.M.   Also visiting Saturday, at
Mary Springs Church of God of Prophecy near Gloster, from
10:00 A.M. until
time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday,
at the church.
Officiated by Rev. Robert Toney and Rev. Danny Cook.
 
Interment will follow in
Mary Springs Cemetery.




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E. L. “Buddy” McKenzie Sr., 91, longtime resident of Gloster, Ms.,  passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at his residence in Gloster.  He was born July 30, 1923 in Fernwood, Ms. to
Harry E. McKenzie Sr. and Nellie Hilbun McKenzie.

Mr. Mckenzie served in the U.S. Army in World War ll, landing at Normandy thru the Battle of the Bulge.   He worked in the plumbing business for many years and retired with the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years,  Dorothy Rowe McKenzie. 
1 son, E.L. McKenzie Jr. and his wife Carol.  1 daughter,  Patsy Mir.  Grandchildren,  Willie E. McKenzie Jr.,  Cassie McKenzie, Gaylon Mir,  Christy Mir Duplantis,  Suzanna Morris,  Becky Hill,  and
Patrick McKenzie.
    
14 Great-grandchildren.  
1 Daughter-in-law,  Louise McKenzie, and
Numerous nieces and nephews.
 Also 2 special caregivers, Linda “Pen” Taplin  and Sandra Robinson.

He is preceded in death by his parents,
Harry E. and Nellie Hilbun McKenzie.
  
1 son: Willie E. “Billy” McKenzie, 
2 sisters, Margaret Shipp and Nelda Long.  
2 brothers, Harry E. McKenzie Jr.  and Wilson McKenzie.

Visitation is at Brown Funeral Home Thursday, 1:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, at Brown Funeral Home.  Officiated by Rev. Sammy Smith and Rev. Brian Malone. 
Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Willie McKenzie, Patrick McKenzie, Lynn Hill,
Gaylon Mir, Andrew Mir, and Joel Fleming.
  

 

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Barbara Wilson, 87, lifelong resident of Liberty, Ms. passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015,  at Franklin Convelesant Center in Meadville, Ms.
She was born January 27, 1928 in Amite County, Ms.,  the daughter of Charles Lumpkin Dixon and Gertie Thompson Dixon.
She was a  housewife and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church.

She is survived by 1 son, Bobby Wilson and his wife June, 
1 daughter, Lena Rider and her husband Sonny.   
Grandchildren, Andy Wilson, Lee Rider and his wife Tammy,
Stephen Rider and his wife Jamie. 
Great-grandchildren, Brittany Benoit, Dylan Benoit, 
Christian Rider, Conner Rider, and Ciera Rider.   
1 sister, Lena Pearl Tuberville, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by Her parents,
Charles Lumpkin Dixon and Gertie Thompson Dixon. 
Her husband, Hubert Wilson,  1 brother, Sammie Lee Dixon, 
1 sister, Mary Pittman and her husband Joe, and
1 Granddaughter Melanie Benoit.

Visitation is Friday, February 20, 2015, at
Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. 
Also Saturday,  1:00 P.M. until time of funeral services
at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty. 
Officiated by Rev. Shan VanNorman  and Rev. Ernest  Whittington.   Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery.



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Raymond C. Bradley, 76, of Crosby, Ms.,
passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 at Field Memorial Hospital in Centreville, Ms.
  Mr. Raymond was born in Crosby on June 16, 1938, the son of May Day Bradley and Ruben Clyde Bradley.
He cherished the last 41 years of his life as a Crosby, Ms. resident.

He was a United States Navy Veteran who proudly served his country for two tours in Vietnam. As a civilian, he worked as a carpenter,
an electrician, a millwright, and lastly as a supervisor at
Georgia Pacific Corp. in Gloster and Centreville, Ms.
   He was active in his community as an alderman on the Crosby Town Council and a manager of the Crosby Airport.  He was a dedicated member
 and Deacon of Crosby Baptist Church, where he was known as a Bible scholar and a big supporter of all youth.
Additionally Mr. Raymond was an enthusiastic member of the local Gideon ministry.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years Donna Jean Bradley, his brother Jimmy Bradley and  wife Anita and their family.
5 FAVORITE daughters, Betty Lou Durham of Chattanooga, Tn.
  Kathleen Hargrove and husband Bill of Crosby, Ms. 
Sharron Kay Pickett and husband Phillip of Smithdale, Ms., 
Raye Lynn DeLaughter of Woodville, Ms., and
Mary L. Bradley of Crosby, Ms.
 
His surviving sons include Robert Clyde Bradley and wife Ashley of
St. Francisville, La. and
David Paul Bradley and wife Bonnie of Smithdale, Ms.
 
and an adopted daughter/sister-in-law, Ruth Randall Monahan of Chattanooga, Tn. He was the proud Grandpa/Pawpaw of 15 grandchildren and
20 great-grandchildren
 whom he loved beyond measure.

Mr. Raymond is preceded in death by his parents,
May Day Bradley and Ruben Clyde Bradley,
 
sisters, Carol Jane Bradley Ferguson and husband Henry,
Andrea May Bradley Kline and husband Nicky,
 
brothers   Edward Bradley, Gerald Bradley, and David Bradley and
his son John Steven, and grandson Randy Wade DeLaughter.

Visitation is Wednesday February 11, 2015, at Crosby Baptist Church from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Also visitation Thursday from 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. at Crosby Baptist Church.  Officiated by Rev, Bart Houston of Crosby Baptist Church and
Bro. Brad Delaughter of Satsuma Baptist Church.
 
Interment will follow at Roseland Cemetery in Gloster,Ms.

Pallbearers will be Woody Day, Drew Day,  Jeremy Pickett, 
Blake Covington, John Michael Greene, and Jamey Bradley.

Honorary Pallbearers are Laverne Jackson, Ray Wilkinson, Hansel Bass, Paul Khuns and Sam Marchiver. 

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Sidney Derwood Rollins Jr. 82, longtime resident of the
Oxford Community near Gloster, MS  passed away
Thursday, February 5, 2015, at his residence near Gloster.
He was born October 6, 1932 in Amite County , the son of
the late Sidney Rollins and Julia Maunita Whittington Rollins.
He worked with Georgia-Pacific Corporation  in the
Forestry Department for over 29 years, was a
U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War,  and a member
of Zion Hill Baptist Church near Liberty, MS.

Survivors include his wife of  56 1/2 years Marilyn Rollins,  
2 daughters, Sherry Lynn Rollins and
Ginger Hoover and her husband David.  
1 son Sidney D. Rollins III  and his wife Patty.   
9 Grandchildren, Julie Jackson, Heather Cerbus, Jessie Hoover,
Jake Hoover, Jed Hoover, Holly Rollins, Grace Rollins, Nicole Rollins, and Nicolas Rollins., and
2 Great-grandchildren.
2 Sisters, Carolyn Toney and Beverly Beasley.

Preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Rollins and
Julia Maunita Whittington Rollins.
1 brother, Jerry Lane Rollins.
1 Granddaughter, Hope Jackson.

Visitation is Saturday,  February 7, 2015 at Zion Hill Baptist Church, beginning at 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services
at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at Zion Hill Baptist Church.
Officiated by Rev. Alton Foster. 
Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery.

 
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Helen Sullivan May, 83,  longtime resident of Liberty, Ms.  and owner of Bargain Furniture in Liberty  for many years, passed away
Friday, January 23, 2015 at Liberty Community Living Center in Liberty,Ms.
   She was born August 25, 1931 in Cook County, Illinois, the daughter of Leonard Oscar Myers and Velma Maxine Johnson Myers.  

She is preceded in death by her parents,
her husband Emmett Sullivan, one daughter Sharon Kay Sullivan,
one grandson Gary Wayne Sullivan Jr.,
 
two sisters Betty Myers and Linda Myers, and one brother Bill Myers.

Survivors include her loving husband Eddy G. May,  
five children, Beverly and Julius (Butch) Morgan of Liberty, 
Gary and Sue Sullivan of Centreville, Ms.   
Mike and Shirley Sullivan of  Amite , La.  
Richard and Lisa Sullivan of Liberty, Ms.  and  Patrick Sullivan of Gulfport, Ms.  
 4 Step-Children, Bobby and Donna May of Jackson, Ms. 
Benny and June May of Summit, Ms.,
Bill and Betty Stewart of St. Louis, Mo. and
Benny and Pam May of Liberty, Ms.
  
Brothers and sisters, Leroy and Nancy Myers of Chicago, IL.  
Terry and Cindy Myers of Henderson, Nevada. 
Joan and Russell Wright of California, and
Patty and Tim Fitzgerald of Braidwood, IL.
 
Grandchildren, Katie Courtney and husband Dale, 
Michael Dwayn Sullivan and wife  Charlie, Allen Sullivan,
Sarah Sullivan, Justin Sullivan,
Christie Riddle and husband John Michael,
 
Keith Sullivan and wife Rene, Ryan Sullivan, and Austin Sullivan.
And 10 Great-grandchildren.
Special friend Carol Peck.

Special thank you to Liberty Community Living Center and Camelia Hospice. 

Visitation is Monday, at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Visitation Tuesday is at the Liberty Baptist Church
from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at the church.
Officiated by Rev. Bradley Geno and Rev. Alton Foster.
 
Interment will follow in Barron-Bethany Cemetery in McComb, Ms.

Pallbearers are Michael Dwayn Sullivan, Allen Sullivan, Ryan Sullivan, Keith Sullivan, Justin Sullivan, and Austin Sullivan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Baptist Childrens Village or Ms. Baptist Association Food Pantry.




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Sallie Hodges,Smylie Anderson

Sallie entered the arms of Jesus on January 23, 2015 at the age of 95 at her home in Denham Springs, La. She was born on March 22, 1919 to Frank and Annie Hood Hodges in Wilkinson County, Ms. 

She is survived by her daughters Esther Hughes, Janice McKey and husband Elmo McKey.  Four grandchildren: Deborah Miller and husband Wayne,  Rawlie McKey and wife Angie, Denny Hughes and Dina Malcomb and husband Kevin.  Seven Great-grandchildren: Katie and Andrew Miller, Ryan Delatte, Devin and Chase Hughes, and Dakota and Calea McKey.  Special nephew, Mickey Hodges and special friends Debra Self, Cheryl Mounce, Martha and Bob Garrison, Pat and Gene Evans, Marian and Robert Landry and Doris New.  She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Walker, La.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 25, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms. from 1:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, at Brown Funeral Home. 
Officiated by her pastor, Rev. Kevin Malcomb. 
Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville, Ms.

Special thanks to Debra Self for the loving care she gave to her and also to Hospice In His Care.




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William Spencer Robinson, 74,  of Gloster, MS,   passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at his residence in Gloster. He was born September 21, 1940 in Natchez, MS, the son of William B. Robinson and Stella Givens Robinson.    Mr. Spencer attended high school in Natchez, MS., and  attended and graduated USM in Hattiesburg, MS, with a BS/BA degree in management.  He was also a US Navy Veteran.                                 

Mr. Spencer was employed as General Manager of Sam’s Club in Dothan, AL before his retirement in 1998. Earlier in his career he worked for Sears, Howard Brand Discount and Super Saver. During his career in wholesale and retail he and his wife lived in the southern states of Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida, where they have many friends. During his working career he met three “Special Friends.” Gary Doffitt of Rodgers, AR,  O.D. Gray of Pineville, LA, and Doyle Hayes of Huntsville, AL. Spencer touched so many lives with his huge heart. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. 

He was an avid golfer, playing golf with his “friend” Dick Austin, when he lived in Florida. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf with his son, Bryan and brothers-in-law, Mike and Loren Nelson. He and his wife Keita were very active in fundraising for The Children’s Miracle Network. Spencer was past president of the Gloster Chamber of Commerce and many other Civic and Community Organizations.

The family would like to thank the following doctors for their kindness and care during Spencer’s illness: Dr. Louis J. Owens of Woodville, MS, Dr. David Ladden of Lubbock, TX, Dr. Ricardo Nimo of Centreville, MS, Dr. Roderick C. Givens and Dr. Jack J. Rodriguez, both of Natchez, MS.  A special thanks to Hospice Compassus,  Dr. Lucius Lampton and  Mr. Spencer’s sitter, Carolyn Floyd.

Survivors include:  His wife of 53 years, Keita Nelson Robinson of Gloster.  Son, Bryan D. Robinson and wife, Kim of Walker, LA.   5 Grandchildren, Hunter Robinson, Beau Robinson and Bryce Robinson, Courtney  and Corey Hutchinson. His mother, Stella Hammack of Zachary, LA   His sister, Shirley Niehaus and husband Mike of Zachary, LA  His brother, Ray Robinson of Cherokee, NC.  His aunt, Bea Hogan of Brastown, NC
Brothers-In-Law, Loren Nelson and Mike Nelson, both of Gloster, MS and Bobby G. Nelson and wife , Pat of Ruth, MS. and numerous nieces , nephews and cousins.

Mr. Spencer was preceded in death by: His Father, William B. Robinson. His Son, William “Little Spence” Robinson,  and one  brother, Jack Robinson.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015,  6:00 PM until 8:00 PM , and Friday, Jan. 23,  9:00 AM until time of Funeral Services at 10:00 AM Friday,  at Brown Funeral Home.   Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Natchez, MS.  Officiated by Rev. Zach Smith.


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Winnie Lou Reid of Liberty, MS, passed away peacefully January 20, 2015 at
Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in
McComb, MS.

Winnie Lou was the daughter of the late Albert and Winnie Mae Gerald Reid of Liberty. After her father’s death, she lived with her mother and brother, Willard in the home she was born in.

She was a lifelong member of New Zion Baptist Church. Her mother and father made sure all the children were in Church every Sunday. We loved her so dearly. She will be sadly missed.

Winnie Lou was born on July 9, 1943. She was 71 years old. She lived a good life. She loved to cook and listen to Willie Nelson and country music.

She has two good friends Martha Lynn Shipley of  Brookhaven and Tangy Dawson of Gloster.

Winnie Lou is survived by 2 Sons, Sonny Carraway and Jamie Carraway and 1 Daughter, Teresa Creele, whom she loved with all her heart.
3 Sisters, Sarah Reid Mc Klemurry of Liberty , Allie Reid and husband Donald Brooks  of Liberty, and Betty Reid Bowlin of McComb.
2 Aunts, Rosa Gerald Spell and Loraine Reid.
1 Uncle, Howard Gerald and wife, Linda Gerald.
1 Sister-In-Law, Betty Jean Scoggs, and Numerous Nieces and Nephews. We all truly loved her.

Winnie Lou was preceded in death by 1 Sister, Mary Ann Reid Harvey.
2 Brothers, Charles and Sister-In-Law Doris Reid; and Willard Reid.

Visitation and Funeral Services will be held Thursday,
January 22, 2015
at New Zion Baptist Church, north of Liberty,
from 9:00 AM until time of
Funeral Services at 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 22. 
Interment will follow in New Zion Church Cemetery.
Services will be officiated by her uncle, Bro, Howard Gerald.

Pallbearers are Bobby McKlemurry, Jr., Bobby Gene Mc Klemurry,
Ben Mc Klemurry,
Jeremy Carraway and Chris Carraway.

Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



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Jacqueline Nadine Johnson,

41, of Gloster, Ms.
Died January, 17, 2015, in an accident near Vidalia, La.

She was born November 23, 1973, in Memphis, Tn., to
Joe and Ann Johnson.

She was a very caring and compassionate caretaker, and a member of Crosby Baptist Church. She enjoyed being outdoors, loved animals, and spending time with her family and friends.
 

Survivors include her maternal grandmother, Nathalie Johnston of Crosby; mother, Chestley Ann Johnson of Crosby; 
sister, Sonya Ann Bowman of Crosby; brother, Joey Johnson and wife Renee, of Hattiesburg;
daughter, Chasity Harveston and son-in-law to be, Wayne Perritt of Liberty; daughter, Brittany Rollins of Gloster;      
son, Dalton Rollins of Gloster;
granddaughter, Addison Harveston of Liberty; 

nephew, John David Bowman of Crosby;  great nephew, Kaleb Jax Bowman, of Crosby; niece, Leslie Maddox, of Jackson;
and a very dear friend, Aaron Whittington, of Gloster.
 

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Chester Johnston, Sr.,  and paternal grandparents, A.J. and Inez Day Johnson, and her father, Joe Johnson.

Visitation is Monday, January 19, from 11a.m. until Funeral Services at 1 p.m., Monday. All Services at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster. 
Rev. Burnette Carraway will officiate.
Interment will be at Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.

Pallbearers will be Dalton Rollins, Joey Johnson, Wayne Perritt, Brad Whittington, Cody Johnston, and Casey Aldridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Willie Hyson  Mullins, known to all as “Moon”, passed from this life to his eternal home in heaven on January 14, 2015. He was a resident of the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson, La.   Moon was born May 31, 1925 in Monroe, Mississippi to Hillary Clayton Mullins and Mary Alamanda Magee Mullins. He is survived by sisters Agnes Poole and her husband Lynn Poole and Linda Rae Nelson. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Delmar Mullins and Wilmar Mullins, and his nephew Jerry Poole. 

Moon spent many happy years in Bude, Ms. playing, fishing, hunting, and a little schooling. He met Jesus and asked Him into his heart and was baptized as a twelve year old child at the Hopewell Baptist Church. Sometime later his family moved to Crosby, Ms. as Moon’s Dad worked in the Sawmill industry. While in Crosby, WWll began and Moon joined the Navy during his senior year in high school. He served through the war on various ships and came home in 1946 at the conclusion of the War. He finished high school in Crosby and worked in the sawmill industry for most of his life. He served the Lord through the Crosby Baptist Church and the Galilee Baptist Church teaching Sunday School, serving on various committees leading RA’s and working in the Vacation Bible School. He had a great love for everyone especially children.  Never having any of his own, he found ways to be involved with boys and girls through Missions organizations at his churches and the little league baseball programs throughout the area. Moon was well known, loved and will be missed by a great number of people in the Gloster, Ms. area.  

Visitation is at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms., Saturday January 17, 2015, from 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, at Brown Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster. 

Officiated by dear friend, the Rev. Alton Foster,
assisted by Rev. Reggie Forman and Rev. Brian Malone.

His pallbearers will be Scott Havard, Brett Havard, Dustin Havard, Lance Havard, B.J. Havard, Caleb Cowart, Clay Poole, and Pete Farrugia.  Honorary pallbearers will be the decons of the Crosby Baptist Church and the Galilee Baptist Church.

Bro. Moon asks, in lieu of flowers, that you give to the church of your choice so that more folks may have the opportunity to hear about Jesus and the Good News of Salvation.





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Bonnie Manchester,  77,  of Liberty, Ms.  passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Southwest Regional Medical Cardiovascular Institute of  Mississippi in McComb, Ms.
She was born February 16 1937 in Iuka, Ms. the daughter of  
Odell Brown and Vadie Lou Holloway Brown.

Ms. Bonnie formerly  worked in ticket sales at  Jim Stafford Theater , Branson Mo.   She was also a member of New Salem Baptist Church near Liberty, Ms.

She is survived by her husband, John Manchester,  three sons, Johnny Manchester, Anthony Lloyd Manchester, and
Timothy David Manchester.  One daughter, Juanita McThurn. 
Eight Grandchildren:  Timothy Manchester, Tiffany Manchester, Keegan Manchester,  Kaylin Mouser,  April Dawn Medine, 
Chris Thigpen,  Krystal Snow, and Brandi Manchester.   
5 Great-grandchildren and 1 Great-great- Grandchild. 
One
brother, Milton Brown.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Odell and Vadie Lou Holloway Brown, and 1 brother, Sidney Brown.

Visitation is Tuesday, at New Salem Baptist Church, 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Also continues  Wednesday, 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 14, at New Salem Baptist Church.  Officiated by Rev. Burnett Carraway.  Interment will follow at New Zion Cemetery


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Marian R. Tadlock, 81,   longtime resident of Gloster, MS,   passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015, at her residence in Gloster.
She was known around Gloster as
Ms. Marian. 
She was born September 29, 1933 in Gloster, MS, the daughter of Gilbert Richmond and Thelma McNeely Richmond.

Ms. Marian graduated from Gloster High School.  After graduation she worked for the telephone company for a number of years. She was co-owner of Gloster Drugs, where many will remember her working side by side with her first husband until his retirement. She also was an avid sportswomen, who loved golf, tennis and skeet shooting.

Ms. Marian was a devoted, faithful and active member of Centreville Baptist Church , Centreville, MS, where she served on a number of committees and sang in the choir. During her time at the church, she also went on several mission trips to Honduras.

Survivors include:  her sister, Avon Richmond White.
Her brother, James Malcolm Richmond, Sr. and wife Margaret.
Numerous Nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Gilbert and
Thelma McNeely Richmond.
Her first husband, Richard Glynn Dreher, and
second husband, Daniel Boone Tadlock.
Her brothers, Aubrey Shelton Richmond and
Wesley Gilbert Richmond.
Her Sister, Anita Lynn Yaun Lucus.

Visiting at Centreville Baptist Church, Centreville, MS.
Thursday, Janurary  8, 2015, 11:00 A.M., until time of funeral services at the church Thursday at 12:00 Noon.
Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery, Gloster MS.
Services officiated by Dr. Dennis Johnsey.

Pallbearers are Lane White, John Leake, Mike Stewart, Ken Trent,
Greg Poole and Fred Day.

Family requests that memorials be made in lieu of flowers to Centreville Baptist Church or a charity of choice.



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Roy Edward “Fella” Brooks, Jr., 52, of Gloster, MS. passed away Thursday, December 25, 2014 at
University Medical Center in Jackson, MS.
Roy was born April 18, 1962 in Walthal County, MS. to Roy Brooks, Sr. and Doris J. Freeman Cooper Brooks.
Roy was a former auto diesel mechanic.

Survivors include: 
One Son, Corey Brooks.
Mother, Doris J. Brooks.
Sister, Sandra Ward.
Brother, Randy Brooks and wife Tammy.
Maternal Grandmother, Jessie Cooper.
Numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Family would also like to recognize a Special Friend,
Robert Earl “Light” Sanders, for his kind and special attention he gave to “Fella.”

Roy was preceded in death by:
Father, Roy Brooks, Sr.
Sister, Brenda Gail Brooks.
Paternal Grandparents, Hulon Brooks and Christine Brooks.
Maternal Grandfather, J.D. Cooper.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, December 27, 2014,
2:00 pm.at
Royal Chapel Church near Gloster, MS.
Services officiated by Rev. Robert Toney and Rev. Bubba Disotell.

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Deborah Ann Brown Locicero, 63, of Liberty, Mississippi, passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014, at her residence in Liberty, Ms. 

Deborah was born December 7, 1951 inn Amite County, the daughter of W.J. Brown and Milloree Arnold Brown.   She worked with the MS., State Welfare WIC Program. She was also a member of
Perrytown Church Of Christ near Crosby, MS.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Laura Ann Murray and her husband James.
2 brothers, Mack Brown and his wife Patsy, and
Edsel Brown and his wife Nicole.
3 sisters, Janice Reese and her husband Butch,  Shirley Everhart,
and Vernie McGraw and her husband Hiram.
Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, W.J. and Milloree Arnold Brown.

Visitation is at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms.  Tuesday, December 23, 2014, from 12:00 Noon until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. at Brown Funeral Home.
Officiated by Rev. Warren Whitaker.   
Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville, Ms.




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Morris Bythal Randall

, 97, longtime resident of Smithdale, MS., passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Liberty Community Living Center in Liberty, MS.
Mr. Morris was born May 21, 1917 in Amite County, MS. to
Bythal Lamar Randall and Prenia Anna Leake Randall.
He lived in the Busy Corner Community most of his life. He also was a member of Galilee Baptist Church of Gloster for 67 years.
In 2005 he became a member of Thompson Baptist Church of the Smithdale Community.
Although Morris lost an arm to cancer in 1958, he never let that stand in the way of growing a rose garden every year. He also loved spending time with his family and reading his Bible.


Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Annie Dykes Randall.
One Daughter, Kay and Gus Hanks of Greensburg, LA.
Two Sons, Larry Randall of Picayune, MS. and
Jimmy and Ginny Randall of Centreville, MS.
  
One Step-Son,  Jimmy and Lois Dykes of Smithdale, MS.
Eight Grandchildren and
Numerous Great-grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.

Mr. Morris was preceded in death by his parents.
His first wife of 39 years, Martha Pearl Smith.
One Sister, Annie Huff Ackinson.
Two Brothers, Van Allen and Adrian Randall.
One Daughter-In-Law, Pam Randall.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS.
Monday, December 22, 2014, 9:00 am. until time of Funeral Services Monday at 11:00 am.at Brown Funeral Home Chapel.
Service officiated by Bro. Jim Bradford and Bro. David Millican.
Interment in Roseland Cemetery, Gloster.

 

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Hattie Bell “Boots, Bootma” Whittington Sullivan Woodward


Ms. Hattie was called home, received her wings and entered into eternal rest Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 9:24 am at Grace Nursing Home in Slaughter, LA. She will be dearly missed by many friends and family, forever loved and always
in our hearts.
She was 80 years old. Her name at the nursing home was, “Red Hot Mama.”

Her favorite color was red and she was a firecracker.

She was a native of Amite County, MS. and a resident of Jackson, LA.


She is survived by 1 sister, Claudia Whittington Jackson.

5 Grandchildren,  Angie Sullivan, Lacey Sullivan Jones, Belinda Kay Travis,

Melissa Travis and Joshua Travis.

1 Daughter-In-Law, Joy Deshotel Sullivan.

1 Niece, Alice Bennett.


Ms. Hattie was preceded in death by, her husband, Bill Woodward.

1 Son,  Robert Lee “Levi, Bobby” Sullivan.

Mother, Dorothy Mae Whittington , Father, Claude Whittington.

2 Sisters, Mamie “Dixie” Whittington Hargon and Barbara Lee King.

 

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home, Gloster, MS.

turday, December 20, 2014, 9:00 AM until Funeral Services at 11:00 AM at Brown Funeral Home Chapel.   Interment following at Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.

Services officiated by Rev. Greg Beaty.
Pall
bearers are  Chet Shermer, Larry Norman,  Terry Short,  Jerry Jones,  Delton Callender,  Joshua Jackson.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cathie May Flowers, 92,   resident of Zachary, Louisiana,   passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014, at her granddaughters home in Denham Springs, La. 
She was born September 25, 1922 in Wilkinson County, the daughter of Clyde McCurley and Emma Adams  McCurley.  She was a social worked with King’s Daughter Hospital in Brookhaven, Ms. and  also was the secretary for  First Baptist Church in Baker, La. for many years.  

Survivors include her daughter, Katherine F. Swearingen. 
H
er sister, Minnie Bruss.
6 grandchildren, Rose Swearingen, Kathy Rogers, Donna Landrum, Eugene Barrett, Ellen Nolan, and Joe Swearingen. 
10 Great-grandchildren and 1 Great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents,
Clyde and Emma Adams McCurley.
Her husband, Joe M. Flowers.
Her daughter, Joann F. Barrett, and Her brother, Clyde McCurley.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Mississippi, Wednesday, December 17, 2014,  from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 12:00 Noon Wednesday, at Brown Funeral Home. 
Officiated by Rev. Brian Malone. 
Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville, Ms.

 

Pallbearers are Guy Rogers, Daniel Rogers, Mike Landrum, Travis Landrum, Joe Swearingen , and Cody Sylvest.
 


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Myrtle Frances McCallister, 68, of Gloster, Mississippi, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014, at her Daughter’s residence in Gloster.                           
She was born   April 4, 1946 in Amite County, to Frank Benjamin McKlemurry and Wilma Rose White McKlemurry.   
She was employed as a seamstress with Freedom Industries.

Survivors include her Spouse, Wayne McCallister of Gloster, Ms.  Daughter, Melissa McKey and husband Phillip of Gloster, Ms.  Granddaughter: Rachel McKey.
1 Brother, Bobby McKlemurry of Gloster,Ms. 
Her good friend Pat Bates, and several Nieces and Nephews.

Preceded in death by, her parents, Frank McKlemurry and
Wilma Rose McKlemurry.
Her brother, Frank McKlemurry.
2 Sisters, Patricia Spillman and Mary Helen McKlemurry.

Visitation is at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Tuesday, December 16, 2014,  from 12:00 Noon until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, at Brown Funeral Home.
Officiated by Rev. Greg Beaty.
 
Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.

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Jesse L. "Randy" Adams, 65, longtime resident and businessman in Gloster, Mississippi.  
Passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at his residence in Gloster.

Randy was born May 16, 1949,  the oldest son of Jesse L. Adams Jr. and Sara Green Adams of Gloster.   
He attended Gloster High School, graduated from Mississippi State University. He worked with his father and on his own, at
Adams Insurance Agency in Gloster.  
He also during this time, served in the Mississippi Army National Guard for 24 years and attained the rank of Lt. Colonel.

Survivors include his two daughters, Tara Adams of Nashville, Tennessee,    and Casey McCarty and her husband Patrick of Birmingham, Alabama.

Randy is preceded in death by his father, Jesse L. “J.L.” Adams Jr.,  his mother, Sara Green Adams, and his brother, Marshall Cole Adams.

Graveside services will be 3:00 P.M.,Thursday, December 11, 2014, at Roseland Cemetery in Gloster, Ms. Officiated by Rev. Brian Malone.




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Irene VanNorman, 81, of Liberty, Mississippi, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014,  at Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb, Ms.
She was born May 9, 1933, in Fayette, Alabama.   She married Roland Glen VanNorman  from Liberty, Ms. She was a housewife and she worked as a secretary at Kellwood Garment Company in Liberty, Ms.
She was also a member of Enterprise Baptist Church. 

Survived by 3 Sons: Gary (Fish) VanNorman and his wife Diane,
Kevin VanNorman and his wife Brenda, 
Mark VanNorman and his wife Christy.
4 Grandchildren: Tanner VanNorman ,  Kaitlyn VanNorman ,
Melissa Hardy and her husband Andy,  and Rev. Shan VanNorman and his wife Michelle.
2 Sisters: Mary Ann Johnson and Virginia Owen and her husband Mark.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Rubye Steringer, 
her husband: Roland Glen VanNorman, and
her brother, Bobby Johnson.

Visitation will be at Enterprise Baptist Church near Liberty,
Sunday, Nov. 30, 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Also Visitation
Monday, Dec. 1, 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. Monday, at Enterprise Baptist Church. 
Officiated by Rev. Shan VanNorman and Rev. Ernest Whittington.
Interment will follow in Enterprise Church Cemetery.



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Mildred Nadine “Nakie” Foreman Arnold, 82.

Her life began in the Hommochitto Community in rural Mississippi on May 16, 1932.  Nadine was the fifth of eight children born to Burley and Trudy (Bass) Foreman.  She met T. Willie Arnold in the community and they married in 1948.  Together they had three children and lived first in Crosby, MS before moving to Natchez, MS in 1959.
Known as “Nakie” to her family and friends, this dear woman knew how to work hard.  She taught herself how to sew when her children were young and fine tuned her skills while working at the Singer Sewing Machine Company.  During he employment at H. F. Byrne, Nakie learned how to make draperies.  Over the years, she made drapes for many of the antebellum homes in the Natchez area.  As seamstress at Benoist’s, her work brought her together with hundreds of people in Natchez.  The name of Nadine Arnold was on the tip of the tongue when people needed a seamstress, whether it was for altering hemlines on dresses and pants or sewing gowns for Pilgrimage. 
She began to learn upholstering as a part time venture that eventually became a full time business.  Following her retirement from Benoist’s, Nadine worked for many additional years as a caregiver for Mrs. Clarence Bowlin “Pete” and as a housekeeper for Clarence. 

Diminishing health made it impossible for Nadine to live independently and most recently, she resided at Wilkinson County Senior Care in Centreville, MS.  Rapidly progressing lung cancer brought her long and fulfilling life to a sudden end on November 27, 2014, Thanksgiving Day.

She is survived by Sons,
Thomas “Danny” Arnold and wife Pam Daigle Arnold, and 
Edward L. Arnold.
Daughter, Sharon Arnold Groover and husband Luckie Jack Groover. Siblings, Mary Nell Foreman Borel,
Joseph “Blue” Foreman and wife Hannie, and
William “Billy” Foreman and wife Carolyn.
Four grandchildren, Five great-grandchildren, and
Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years,
T. Willie Arnold.
Her parents, Burley and Trudy Foreman.
Sisters:  Bonnelle Foreman Bohall and Betty Rose Foreman Campbell. Brothers:   Bryant Foreman and Bennis Forman.   

We have deep gratitude and appreciation for the staff at Wilkinson County Senior Care and also the Field Memorial Hospital for their professional and compassionate care not only for our beloved mama but also for us as we accompanied her through her illness to her passing.

Visitation will be at Brown Funeral Home, Gloster, MS on Friday evening, November 28 from 6pm to 9pm.  Visitation again at 10am on Saturday morning, November 29, prior to the service at 11am.  Nadine will be buried at Mount Vernon cemetery beside her husband, T. Willie Arnold.



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Edna Sterling Swearingen, 101, a resident of Liberty, MS., passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Liberty Community Living Center.
She was born September 6, 1913 in Amite County, Mississippi to Ashley and Belle Toney Sterling.   She was a housewife, store clerk and worked at Carters.
She was a longtime member and faithful worker in New Salem Baptist Church.

Survivors include  One Daughter: Beatrice Whittington and husband James, of Gloster, MS.
3 Grandsons: Sonny Rider and wife Lena, David Whittington and wife Pam, and  Charles Rider, all of Liberty, MS.
Two Great-Grandsons: Lee Rider and wife Tammy of Mobile, AL., and Stephen Rider and wife Jamie of Jackson, MS.
Two Great-Great Grandsons: Christian and Conner Rider of Mobile, AL.
One Great-Great Granddaughter: Ciera Rider of Mobile, AL.

She is preceded in death by Her Parents, Ashley and
Belle Toney Sterling.
Her Husband, Charles Swearingen.
One Son-In-Law, E.C. Rider, Jr.
Four  Brothers, Rod Sterling, B.J. Sterling, Virgil Sterling, and Harry Sterling.

Visitation is Friday, November 21, 2014, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms., 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.  
Also visiting Saturday, November 22, 9:00 A.M. until time of Funeral Services at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home.  
Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Gloster.
Rev. Burnette Carraway and Rev Ernest Whittington officiating.

 

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Eva Quinn Miller Dawson, 84, a native of the Oxford Community near Gloster, Mississippi, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014, at her son’s residence in Vicksburg, Ms.
She was born December 2, 1929 in Amite County, Mississippi to the late Walter Theodore Miller Sr. and Zelma Leona McCaa Miller.   She married Luther Carlos Dawson, a minister with the Methodist Protestant Church, and served the church as a missionary for most of her adult life.

She is survived by 4 Sons:
Carlos LaDon Dawson and his wife Darlene, 
Dickie Wren Dawson and his wife Gail, 
Paul Wayne Dawson Sr. and his wife Debbie,
and
Bobby Lane Dawson and his wife Lisa.     
1 Daughter: Elsie Loraine Rutherford and her husband Denny. 
1 Sister: Geraldine Lofton, and 1 brother: Aaron Eugene Miller. 
15 Grandchildren    and    23 Great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter Theodor “Willie” Miller Sr. and Zelma Leona McCaa Miller,   Her husband, Luther Carlos Dawson,  2 brothers, Larry Miller and Alvin Miller, and  1 Grandchild.

Visitation is Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms. 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  
Also visiting Monday, 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. Monday at Brown Funeral Home.  
Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery near Gloster, officiated by Rev. LaDon Dawson and Rev. Bobby Dawson.  

Pallbearers are Shawn Dawson, Frank Dawson, Ricky Dawson, Paul Dawson Jr., Daniel Dawson, Chris Rutherford, Taylor Rutherford, Benjamin Dawson, and Carlos Dawson. 

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Woman’s Missionary Society of the Methodist Protestant Church, at Byron Carlisle, Treasurer, 31 Cammack Drive, Grove Hill, Al. 36451




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William Martin Kirkland Jr. , 82, lifelong resident of Liberty, Mississippi, passed away Tuesday November 11, 2014,  at Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb, Ms. 
He was born February 9, 1932 in Liberty, the son of the late William M. Kirkland  Sr. and Etta Etoile Higgins Kirkland.  He was an appliance Technician with Whirlpool in Baton Rouge, La.   Martin was an outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, and growing vegetables in his garden.  And he enjoyed involving his family in these activities.

Martin is survived by his wife, Bobbie Gautreau Kirkland of Liberty, Ms. His son, William Brent Kirkland of Liberty, Ms.  His 2 daughters: Frances Bailey and Laurie Kirkland , both of Liberty, Ms.     4 Grandchildren, 2 Great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Martin was preceded in death by: his parents, William M. Kirkland Sr. and Etta Etoile Higgins Kirkland,   His son, Gregory Kirkland,  his sister, Doris Howard, and his brother, Warren Kirkland.

Visitation is Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, Ms., beginning at 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, at Brown Funeral Home.  Officiated by Bro. Merrill Blalock.  Interment will follow in Higgins Cemetery near Liberty.
 
Pallbearers are Brent Kirkland, Christofer Travis, William Dillon,
Jimmy Bordelon, Mark Bordelon and H.A. Bordelon. 

 
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Barbara Robertson Payne, 77, of Liberty, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at her home after a 6 year battle with cancer.

She was a homemaker.
Barbara was born June 25, 1937 in Liberty, the daughter of Arthur and Vera Robertson. She was a faithful member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Survivors include her loving husband of over 61 years, Robert C. Payne, Sr., one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Sherrill Peace of Flat Rock, NC, and one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Missy Payne of Prairieville, LA. She is also survived by four grandchildren; Cherrie Nelson and husband Robin, Charles Causey and wife Deanea, Robert (Robin) C. Payne, III and wife Laura and Josh Monroe along with six great-grandchildren. Other survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, James (Jimmy) A. and Linda Robertson and sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Charles Carruth along with two half sisters, Sue Robertson and Ann Somers. She is also survived by a very special friend, Betty Duck.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Cherrie Payne, a son, Robert (Bobby) C. Payne, Jr. and a sister, Maureen McCarthy.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Liberty Baptist Church until services there at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. James Sadler and Rev. Bradley Geno officiating.
Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery with

Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers are Charles Causey, Robert Payne, III, Josh Monroe, Robin Nelson, Bobby Seale and Clay Caston. Honorary pall bearers are Charles T. Dixon, Mike Tynes, Charles Jones, Tate McGehee, Pat Talbert and Barry Felder.

A very special thank you goes out to St. Luke Home Health Hospice and Dana Fortinberry in particular.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Liberty Baptist Church.


 

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Jimmie Ruth Foreman, 85,  native and longtime resident of
Gloster, Mississippi,
passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at
University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Ms. 
Mrs. Ruth was born  October 26, 1929 in Amite County, the daughter of James Edward Toney and Ora Belle Cothern Toney. 
She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her son,  Jim Foreman of Gloster, MS.  
Two daughters, Marcia Salinero of Cleveland, MS. and  
Mary Frances Edwards of Baton Rouge, LA.    
2 Brothers:  Murray Toney and Randolph Toney. 
7 grandchildren.
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

She is preceded in death by her parents, James Edward Toney and
Ora Belle Cothern Toney., and her husband Abe Foreman.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at New Hope Cemetery in Amite County, officiated by Rev. Blain Stafford.



 

 

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Deborah Michelle “Missy” Byrd, 47,  of Liberty, MS.,  passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 at the FMC McComb Dialysis Center in McComb, MS.
She was born August 22, 1967 in New Orleans, LA.  the daughter of Sammy Keene and the late Marcie Richardson Keene.
Missy worked at Air Cruisers in Liberty and was attending Nursing School.

Missy is survived by her husband, Darren Lane Byrd.
1 daughter,  Mary Jennifer Nicole Byrd.
2 sons,  William Dustin Tyler Byrd  and  Matthew Cory Lane Byrd.
Her father,  Sammy Keene.


She is preceded in death by her mother, Marcie Richardson Keene. Faternal Grandparents, Charles F. Keene and Sadie R. Keene.
Maternal Grandparents, George W. Richardson and
Vera M. Richardson.


Visitation is at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty,  Monday,  October 27, 2014, 
6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. and Tuesday, October 28, 11:00 am. until time of funeral services at 12:00 pm.Tuesday, at Brown Funeral Home.Officiated by Rev.Burnette Carraway. 
Interment will follow in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in
Franklin County, MS.

 
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Donald Addison  “Bull” Thompson, 91,  lifelong resident of Gloster, Mississippi.,  passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson, La.
He was born August 3, 1923 in Amite County, Mississippi,  the son of the late George Herbert Thompson and Maggie McGehee Thompson.

Donald graduated from Gloster High Sshool in 1940 and attended the University of Southern Mississippi. He was sworn into the U.S.Army for World War ll in 1943, serving overseas, and earned the rank of staff Sergeant.
Donald worked as the office manager of Longleaf Enterprises in Gloster for over 30 years. He served the Town of Gloster as an alderman for 32 years and was chosen Citizen of the Year in 1981.  Donald was a Shriner, served as secretary for the Masons of the Gloster Lodge, a member of the Hattiesburg York Rite Bodies, and was secretary/treasurer for the Pine Hills Dixie Youth Baseball League for 12 years.   He was inducted into the Mississippi Municipal League Hall of Fame in 2004 for outstanding service to his community for over 20 years. Donald was a devoted lifelong member of Galilee Baptist Church in Gloster.

He is survived by two nephews, Leonard Thompson and Roland Thompson, both of Baton Rouge,La.  a sister-in-law Dymple C. Thompson of Baton Rouge, La. and a special friend , Peggy M.Shuckrow of Gloster.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, William Hilton Thompson and G.H. Thompson Jr.: and two nephews, Bobby Thompson and Tommy Thompson.

Visitation is at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster,  Sunday,  October 26, 2014,  beginning at 1:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, at Brown Funeral Home.
Services o
fficiated by Rev. Brian Malone.  Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.

Pallbearers are Tommy Reed, Robert Seal, Byron Shuckrow, Gavin Robertson, Bo Robertson, B.J. Robertson, Russ Shuckrow, and Chance Shuckrow.

It was Donald’s request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Galilee Baptist Church or the Baptist Children’s Village.




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Glyn “Pee Wee” Forman, 79, of Gloster, passed away
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
at his residence in Gloster, Ms.
He was born September 21, 1935 in Amite County, MS., the son of Ferd C. Forman and Noma Strong Forman. 
He was a retired Lime Kiln Operator for Crown Zellerbach, James River and Timbec Paper Mills in St. Francisville, LA., with 30 years service. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Maisie McNeil Forman.
One Daughter, Wanda Rollins and husband, Kenneth Rollins.
3 grandchildren, Allen Rollins,  Amanda DeLaughter and
Kenneth Rollins, Jr.                
5 Great-Grandchildren.
1 Sister, Sarah Holley.
Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by: His Parents, Ferd C. Forman and
Noma Strong Forman.
2 Brothers, Maurice Forman and Robert Forman.
1 Sister, Maxine Seymour.

Funeral Arrangements are Visiting Thursday, October 16, 2014,
5:00 P.M. until 
8:00 P.M. and Friday, October 17, 11:00 A.M. until time of Funeral Serveces at 1:00 P.M. Friday.
All Services at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster.
Interment in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster,
Services officiated by Rev. Brian Malone.



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Deborah K. “Debbie” Johnson, 62, native and resident of Liberty, Mississippi.
She passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, La.  She was born August 8, 1952, the daughter of Monroe L. Shaw and the late  Virginia Clark Shaw.  She was a homemaker.

Debbie is survived by her husband: Joe Johnson of Liberty,Ms.  Her father: Monroe L. Shaw. Her daughter: Darrah Sparacino and husband Bryan of Walker, La. 
Her son: Joey Johnson of Liberty, Ms.
2 Grandchildren: Charly Joe Sparacino and
Johnson Bryan “Boots” Sparacino.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Clark Shaw, and her sister, Ethel Elizabeth Shaw.

Visiting at Tangipahoa Baptist Church near Liberty,Ms. 
Friday, October 3, 2014,
5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. 
Also visiting Saturday, 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at
11:00 A.M. Saturday, at Tangipahoa  Baptist Church.  
Officiated by Rev. Mike Morris and Rev. Rob Westbrook.  I
nterment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. 




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Mae W. Butler, 95, native of Amite County,  Mississippi  and longtime resident of Prairieville, La. passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Carpenter House  in Baton Rouge, La.
She was born May 3, 1919 in Amite County,  the daughter of Jim Buck Whittington and Myrtis Mae Graves Whittington.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Mary Springs Church of God of Prophecy.


Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Cernich and her husband Calvin of Prairieville,La.    Her Son: James Butler of Prairieville, La.  2 Grandsons:  Kevin Cernich and his wife Heather,  and  Steve Cernich and his wife Lisa.
5 Great-Grandchildren: Fallene Cannon and her husband Trent,  
Chris Cernich , Courtney Savoy,  Chance Cernich,  
Michael Cernich  and Haleigh Cernich.   
2 Great-great-grandchildren: Olivia Cannon and Byrce Cannon.


She was preceded in death by: Her parents, Jim Buck Whittington and Myrtis Graves Whittington,   her husband, Howard Butler.   4 brothers: J.B. Whittington,   Grady Whittington,  Hollis Whittington,  and Floyd Whittington.   2 Sisters: Versie Freeman and Bernice Bass.  And 1 Grandson, Christopher Cernich.


Visiting is Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms. 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. at Brown Funeral Home. Officiated  by Rev. Danny Cook.  Interment will follow in Mary Springs Cemetery.




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Imogene M. Badon,  80, of Liberty,Ms.  passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at her residence in Liberty, Ms.
She was born  October 13, 1933 in Liberty, the daughter of Soule A. Mitchell and Tommie Wilkinson Mitchell.
Mrs. Badon was a longtime employee of Trustmark National Bank. She retired in 1994 after 39 years. She was a very active member of the Liberty Baptist Church.  Her greatest joy was helping others and working in her yard.


Survivors include her Son and daughter-in-law: William “Bill”  and Connie W. Badon of Liberty,Ms.  2 Grandchildren: Shaina Rogers and her husband Andrew, and Alex Badon and his  wife Anna.
1 Sister: Ginger Lee and her husband Sammy of DeRidder, La.    and
1 Sister-in-Law: Frances Mitchell of Gloster, Ms.,  as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Soule A. Mitchell and Tommie Wilkinson Mitchell, and her husband, Willie B. Badon, and her brother Soule Mitchell Jr.

Visiting will be Friday, September 12, 2014,  5:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Also visiting Saturday, September 13, 10:00 A.M. until time of
Funeral Services Saturday at 11:00 A.M. All Services at Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty, Ms.
Services officiated by Rev. James Sadler.   
Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery.




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Rev. Clifton E.” Gene” McKey, 86, a native of Liberty, Ms. and resident of Denham Springs, La. passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 at his residence in Denham Springs, La.  
He was born February 21, 1928 to Clifton and Mary Brown McKey of Liberty, Ms. He was a veteran of World War ll,  worked as a salesman,  a guard at Jackson Barracks, and was a lifelong Minister in the Church of God of Prophecy.
 

Rev. Clifton is survived by 2 sons: Michael McKey and his wife Merita,  and Ricky McKey and his wife Dayna.    2 Daughters: Sylvia Walding and her husband Carlton, and Pamela McLin and her husband Bruce.   10 Grandchildren and 9 Great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents,  Clifton and Mary Brown McKey,   2 brothers: Leon McKey and Lloyd McKey,  and 2 sisters: Georgia Landry and Pearl Adams.

The family wishes to give a special thanks to the “Council on Aging” for their loving and thoughfulness shown to their father.
 

Visiting is Friday, September 12, 2014, at Plainview Church of God of Prophecy in Liberty, Ms.,  beginning at 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. at the church.
Interment will follow in Plainview Cemetery.
Services officiated by Rev. Grady Fulton and Rev. Iris Rouchon.




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William Polk Forman, 89, of Gloster, passed away
 Monday, September 8, 2014
at Field Memorial Hospital
in Centreville, Ms.  
He was born February 10, 1925 in Gloster, the son of Edward James Forman and Myrtle Poole Forman. 
He worked as an automobile mechanic for most of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine McCurley Forman,  two daughters, Nerita Carter and Patty Freeman.  4 grandchildren, Jennings Freeman Jr., Delilah “Lori” Hart, Sandra Hastings, and Janet Wisner.
 2 brothers: Walter Forman and Ochea Forman,
and
 1 sister, Evelyn Sevetich. 

Graveside services are Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. at  Roseland Cemetery in Gloster, officiated by Rev. Al Hart.



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Charles Dewayne  “Duke” Etheridge, 51, of Liberty, Mississippi, passed away at his residence, Sunday, September 7, 2014
He was born Aug 21, 1963 in Centreville, MS. to
Charles Etheridge and the late Dixie Lee Causey.
 

Survivors include : Wife, Marian P. Etheridge of Denham Springs, LA.
Daughter, Misty Etheridge Diaz and husband, Antonio of Denham Springs, LA.
Two Sons, Justin Etheridge and Cody Etheridge, both of Liberty, MS.
Four Grandchildren, Keily, Alita, Victor and Ian, all
of Denham Springs, LA.
Father, Charles Etheridge and wife Ruby of Summit, MS
Brother, Joe Etheridge and wife Becky of Maurepas, LA.
Two Sisters, Tammy Etheridge of Summit, MS. and
Lisa Summerall and husband Pedro of Liberty, MS.
Also survived by Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Visiting Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 5:00 P.M. until time of funeral services Wednesday, September 10.at 11:00 A.M.
All services at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, near Liberty, MS. Officiated by Rev. Jack Whittington.
Interment will follow in New Zion Cemetery near Liberty, MS.

Pallbearers: John Massey, Sr., John Massey, Jr., Coon Leahey,
Richie Fulgham, David Reed and Zack Summerall.
Honorary Pallbearers: Antonio Diaz, Eri Diaz and Ricky Diaz.

In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to the organization of your choice.

 

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Rhoda Pearl VanNorman Iverson, 89, of Gloster, Mississippi, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS.. 
She was born July 30, 1925 in the Enterprise Community near Liberty, MS. to Hiram “Bud” VanNorman and Pearl Causey VanNorman. 
She was longtime manager of the Town and Country Clothing Store in Gloster.    Ms. Rhoda was also a member of the Gloster United Methodist Church.

Survivors include 2 Sons:   John Iverson of Meridian, MS.  and  Douglas Iverson of Osyka, MS.  7 Grandchildren.  6 Great-Grandchildren.   2 Great-Great-Grandchildren.    and   1 Sister: Bess Simmons.

She was preceded in death by:
Her Parents,  Hiram “Bud” VanNorman  and  Pearl Causey VanNorman.
Her Husband: Raymond Iverson.
1 Sister: Mamie Davis Willoughby whose pen name was “Rosebud Stevens.” and  1 Brother: Eddie VanNorman.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Thursday, September  4, 2014, 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.  and  Friday,  September 5,  9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. at Brown Funeral Home.  Officiated by.     Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster, MS.
In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to the Gloster United Methodist Church, 309 S. First St., Gloster, MS. 39638.

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Edith Hughey , 81, of Liberty, Mississippi, passed away
Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Field Memorial Community Hospital in Centreville, Ms. 
Mrs. Hughey was born June 8, 1933 in
Jigger, Louisiana., the daughter of the late W. Veldon and Winnie Townsend Rodgers.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hughey was preceded in death by
 her husband of 56 years, R.D. Hughey,  a brother: L.V. Rodgers, and
 a sister, Sovilla Hill.

Mrs. Hughey leaves behind two daughters,
 Debra Wall and husband Jed of Gillsburg ,Ms. and Penny Newman of Liberty ,Ms.  
One son,  Randall David (Bud) Hughey of Liberty, Ms. 
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wo brothers, Webb Rodgers and wife Janice of Jonesboro, La., and Tim Rodgers of Chase, La.   
One brother-in-law, Steve Hill of Jigger, La.
Four Grandchildren, Tara Johnson and husband Zach of Gillsburg,   Hunter Wall and fiance’ Kimberly Kimble of Gillsburg,  Travis Newman of Oklahoma City, Ok, and Kadin Hughey of Liberty.  
3 Great-grandchildren, Sara Dylanee Johnson, 
Avelynn Paige Newman, and Laken Hunter Wall.

Visiting Wednesday, August 20, at Bethel Baptist Church,
near Liberty,  6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. 
Funeral Services are Thursday, at 11:00 A.M at Bethel Baptist Church. Officiated  by Rev. James Sadler and Rev.Dusty Rhodes.  
Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery.  

Pallbearers are Sammy Haygood,  Billy Haygood,  William Ivey,  Vernon Haygood, Bobby Haygood,  and Danny James.
Honorary pallbearers are men of the Bethel Baptist Church Community.




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David Wayne Tarver, 57, of Liberty, Mississippi, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014,   at his residence in Liberty. He was born March 18, 1957 in Gloster, Mississippi to Albert Leroy “Sam” Tarver and Mary Ann Etheridge Tarver.

Wayne was employed with the Town of Liberty in maintenance.

Survivors include his wife: Brenda Eddleman Tarver.   
H
is step-daughter: Judy York and her husband Buster.  
2 Sisters:  Thelma Jean Jackson and her husband Tommy; and
Shirley Wiggins.

He is preceded in death by:
 His Parents: Albert Leroy “Sam” Tarver and
Mary Ann Etheridge Tarver.  
2 brothers: Larry Tarver  and  Herman Lee Tarver.

Visiting at Zion Hill Church , Tuesday August 19,  6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.  Also visiting Wednesday, 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, at Zion Hill Church. 
Officiated by Rev. Kevin Dixon. 
Interment will follow in Zion Hill Cemetery.




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Linda Sue “Cookie” Clark, 67, of Liberty, Mississippi, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at her residence near Liberty.  She was born July 24, 1947 in Centreville, Ms. to Horace “Tootsie” Phipps and Mildred Havard Phipps.  She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband:  A.J. Clark of Liberty, Ms.    Her daughter  Robin Buchanan and husband Mike of Florence, Ms.   Her sons Tony Clark and wife Debbie  of Liberty, Ms.  and Paul Clark and wife Amy of Liberty, Ms.
Grandchildren: Hailey, Mallory, and Taylor Buchanan,  Jordan,  Kason, and Jonah  Clark and  Alex Luce. 
Great-granddaughter: Riley Clare Russell. 
1 brother: Mark Phipps  and 1 sister: Eileen Perkins and husband Ronnie, all of Centreville, Ms.

Preceded in death by her parents, Horace “Tootsie” Phipps and Mildred Havard Phipps.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Thursday, 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.  and Friday, 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services
at 11:00 A.M. at Brown Funeral Home.
Officiated by Rev. Burnett Carraway.   
Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville,Ms.




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Robert Henry Bell, 102, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2014 at Liberty Community Living Center in Liberty, Mississippi.

R.H. or H, as he was known by his parents, Robert Hugh and Annie Nickens Bell, was born in Ashland, Louisiana, (Natchitoches Parish)  July 25, 1912.  He graduated from Flora High School, Flora, Louisiana and later attended Tyler Commercial College, in Tyler, Texas. He worked summers with Interstate Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of Standard Oil Company in Flora.  R.H. met his beloved wife, Gladys De Lacerda, a teacher at Flora High School when he stopped to fix a flat tire for her.  They were married August 15, 1938 in Coushatta, Louisiana.  R.H. continued to work for the pipeline company, later named Humble Pipe Line Company, as a telegraph operator,  station engineer, assistant field foreman for the Brookhaven, Mississippi District.
The couple moved to Shreveport, Louisiana,  DeQueen, Arkansas,  Baton Rouge, Louisiana,  and later to Liberty, Mississippi in 1946. Two daughters were born of this union, Donna Rae Bell Sharp of Petal, Mississippi, and Joy Bell Irwin of Ferriday, Louisiana.   R.H. retired in 1997 from Humble Oil Company after 42 years of service. Gladys retired as an elementary school teacher in 1976. After retirement they traveled with a camper and maintained a vacation home in Winter Haven, Florida. R.H. and his beloved wife celebrated 74 years together before her death on January 15, 2012.
R.H. was a Master Mason of Sweet Home Lodge No. 461 in DeQueen, Arkansas.  He was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for 54 years on September 25, 1999. He was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church since December 8, 1946. 

Robert H. Bell is survived by his daughters, Donna Bell Sharp and her husband Joe Sharp, and Joy Bell Irvin and her husband H.L. Irvin.  His sister, Mae Bell Ford, grandchildren Jennifer Simmons and her husband Jeff, Jamie Rash, Melissa Johnson and her husband Tony, and great grandchildren Emma and Alyssa Simmons, Hannah and Devin Johnson: and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Hugh and Annie Nickens Bell; and his wife, Gladys De Lacerda Bell.

Visiting Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Liberty United Methodist Church in Liberty, Mississippi from 9:30 A.M. until funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at the church.
Officiated by Rev. Bert Felder and Rev. Donald Morgan.   Graveside services will be Wednesday, August 13, at 1:00 P.M. at Memory Lawn Cemetery in Natchitoches, Louisiana, officiated by Rev. Greg Beaty.     

Pallbearers are Larry Cook, Freddie Cook, Lane Boler,  Mason McNeil,  Curtis Seay, and Burnell McGehee. 
Honorary Pallbearers are Cliff Terrell, Wallace Terrell, Hoyt Terrell, Everett Wilson, James Roberts, Ronnie Reynolds, and Aubrey Blalock.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Liberty United Methodist Church or a Charity of your choice.

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Leonard Basil Floyd

Beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, Basil passed into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father on Saturday, August 2, 2014, to be reunited with his wife of 37 years , Eleanor Day Floyd, who preceded him in death in November 2009.

Leonard Basil Floyd was born on June 9, 1928, in Rosetta, MS to Vernon and Josephine Floyd. Basil was a life- long resident of the Buffalo Community in Crosby. He enlisted into the US Army/Air Force in January 1946. He served as Military Police  and as a trainer for Pilot Survival Training with rank of Corporal. Upon his Honorable Discharge in December of 1946, Basil returned to the Buffalo Community and was employed as a log truck driver. Although he held many other trades as employment throughout his life, he always returned to driving trucks.

He was an avid outdoorsman with a deep rooted passion for hunting the woods of  Wilkinson County and fishing the Mississippi and Homochitto Rivers.  Nothing brought more joy to his life than to end his weeks at a time fishing trips with a fresh from his trot line fish fry for all of his family and friends on the banks of the rivers while telling the fishing stories of the week.

Survivors include: Children- Oscar Floyd of Woodville, ; Micheal D. Floyd of Conroe, TX; Geraldine J. Doiron of Natchez, MS; Linda M. Read of Vidor, TX; Steven L. Floyd of Gloster, MS; Rodney B. Floyd of Bacliff, TX; Kenneth A. Floyd of Centreville, MS; Raymond M. Floyd of Houston, TX; Lawrence W. Floyd of Gloster, MS;  Johnny O. Halford of Crosby, MS; Grandchildren- Geoffrey Floyd of College Station, TX; Victoria Floyd of Conroe, TX; John Doiron of Fallon, NV; Ron Doiron of Columbia, SC; William George  Arnold of Vista, CA; Christopher George of Oceanside, CA; Jeanette Read Breaux of San Antonio, TX; Leann Read Colson of Ashburn, VA; Sabrina Smith Wagley of Natchez, MS; Teresa Floyd Zion of Gloster, MS; Rodney Floyd, Jr. of San Leon, TX; Johnny Floyd of Bradenton, FL; Jason Floyd of San Leon, TX; Joshua Floyd of Frederick, MD; Jimmy Riddick of Chesapeake, VA; Clay Floyd of Granite Falls, WA; Chani Floyd Egge of Charleston, SC; Steven Floyd of San Francisco, CA; Charlotte Floyd of Chesapeake, VA; David Hutton of Hope Mills, NC; Jonathan Floyd of New Orleans, LA; Courtney Floyd Lorenz of Frederick, CO; Rena Floyd Stowe of Kingwood, TX; Ricky Floyd of Navasota, TX; April Floyd/Brown Brogan of New Caney, TX; Raul Zamora of Houston, TX; John Zamora of Houston, TX; Timothy Floyd of Houston, TX; Joseph Floyd of 29 Palms, CA; Kevin Floyd of Summit, MS; Gary Floyd of Natchez, MS; Jennifer Floyd McCormick of Fort Hood, TX; Tammy Floyd Swan of Jackson, LA; Kathryn Floyd of Clear Lake, TX; Joshua Feltenberger of Crosby, Ms; John Halford of Crosby, MS; and Abi Halford of Crosby, MS. 68 Great grandchildren,  7 Great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his wife, Eleanor Floyd;  parents, Vernon and Josephine Floyd;  siblings, Mamie Jean Floyd Rabb, Odell C. Floyd, Wilmer Lee Floyd, and Joseph Vernon Floyd, Jr.;  daughter, Rebecca E. Floyd; grandchildren, Michealla Floyd and Wanda Sue Floyd; great grandchild,  Samantha Floyd.

Visitation will be at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm., and Thursday, August 7,  9:00 am. until funeral services at 10:00 am., with Bro. Bernard Waites officiating. Graveside services and burial will take place at Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Crosby, MS.

Pallbearers will be Geoffrey Floyd, Jason Floyd, Joseph Floyd, Kevin Floyd, Gary Floyd, and Joshua Feltenberger. Honorary pallbearers are William Arnold and Marlin Zion.

23rd Psalm

The Lord is my shepherd;  I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;  thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:  thou anointest my head with oil;  my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

 
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Mr. Thomas Ellis Miller, 89, passed away at his residence in Gloster, MS.,on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. He was born July 23, 1925 in Baton Rouge, LA., the son of Guy Miller and Vivian Clair Ellis Miller.

Mr. Miller retired, after 22 years service in the U.S. Navy with the rank of Senior Chief Yeoman. He was a Veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He had duty assignments around the world , including San Diego, CA.; Marshall-Gilbert Islands; Guam; Naval Air Station-Moffett Field, CA;  Office of Naval Intelligence/Pentagon/Washington, D.C.; American Embassy, Teheran, Iran; Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.; Pearl Harbor, HA.; Orange, TX.; U.S. Fleet Weather Central, Suitland, Maryland. He also served on the ships, USS Corregidor, USS LCIL-1021,  USS Newport News and the USS Carpenter.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching football, and ” harassing the kids and grandkids.” His personal pleasure was working outdoors, cleaning out the underbrush and keeping the place looking like you could play a round of golf if you so desired and making a garden. He also enjoyed going to church, visiting friends and relatives.
Mr. Miller was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Liberty, MS.

He is survived by Second Wife : DeLois  Juanez Walker Hall Miller.
His children: Toni E. Thomas, Thomas Earl Miller and wife Barbara, and David L. Miller and wife Karen;
Step-children: Donna Kim Hall Pitre, Dee Lynn Hall and Dana Glenn Hall.
Grandchildren: Grant, Brant, Elizabeth, James , Cristine, Brittany, Tyler, Andrew,Nicholas and Stephanie Christine.
9 Great-Grandchildren.
1 Brother: William Joseph Miller.

He is preceded in death by: his parents Guy and Vivian Clair Ellis Miller.
First Wife: Adeelia R. Fletcher Miller.
Second Wife : DeLois
 
Juanez Walker Hall Miller.
Granddaughter: Catherine Miller.
Daughter-In-Law: Geri Ginn Miller.
3 Brothers: Donald Guy Miller, Beverly Charles Miller and Vivian Orville Miller.

Graveside Services are Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at 4:00 P.M., at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery near Liberty.
Memorial Services will be held at Bethel Baptist Church immediately following graveside services.
Officiated by Rev. Dusty Rhodes and Rev. Butch Simmons.

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Jessie Coleman, 79, of Liberty, Ms., passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Kings Daughters  Medical Center in Brookhaven, Ms.  He was born April 22, 1935 in Amite County, the son of Abe Coleman and Eunice Whittington Coleman. 

He worked with Fidelity Tire and Manufacturing Company as a B-Forman.

He is survived by his son, Jessie Glen Coleman and his wife Cindy.   His daughter, Dawn Bramlett and her husband Mike.
5 Grandchildren: Cody Coleman and his wife Miranda,  Cory Coleman and his wife Rebekah,  Joshua Bramlett,  April Edwards and her husband Leighton, and Chasity Cowan and her husband Michael.  5 Great-grandchildren: Aiden Cole Bramlett, Kaitlyn, Hayden, Selah, Maggie, and Joel Cowan.
2 Brothers: Kelly Coleman and Nathanal Coleman and his wife Jo Beth.
2 Sisters: Genevive Blalock and her husband Aubrey, and Blondell Blalock and her husband Melvin.

He is preceded in death by: his parents Abe Coleman and Eunice Whittington Coleman.
His wife, Freddie Rose Coleman,  1 grandson: Christerpher Coleman,  and 4 sisters: Ruthie Wroten, Bonnie Slay, Donnis Huff, and Ellouise Cothern.

Visiting Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  and Monday, 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 12:00 Noon Monday, at Brown Funeral Home.   Officiated by Rev. Greg Beaty.    Interment in Jacobs Cemetery . 

 

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Juanita Perry, 95, of Crosby passed away July 29, 2014 at her home.  Mrs. Perry was born June  5, 1919 in Wilkinson County, Ms., to
George and  Mattie Anders Metcalfe. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working in her garden and flower beds.  She was a member at Macedonia Church. 

She was preceded in death by her husband  Major Jones Perry Sr., her parents George and Mattie Anders  Metcalfe, one daughter Mary George, a son Major Jones Perry, Jr. six brothers, and one grandson John Nettles, Jr.

She is survived by one daughter Irene Toney and husband Quinn of Liberty, Ms. and 11 grandchildren:  Bonnie & Clayton Price of Summit, Connie Durham of McComb, B.J. Nettles, Jr., Ralph Nettles, James Nettles, Vickie Longmire, Rebecca & Robert Day all of Crosby, Ms  Donna & Joey Gunther of McComb,  Cynthia & Jimmy Day of Jackson, La.,  Major Perry III and Lisa Perry of Vicksburg and numerous great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday July 31, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. until time of services at 2:00 P.M. at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms  officiated by Rev. Greg Beaty.  Interment will be at Enlow Cemetery in Crosby, Ms.

Pallbearers are:  B.J. Nettles, Jr., Brandon Nettles, Ralph Nettles, James Nettles, Jacob Nettles, Jason Exelby, Thomas Durham, Christopher Durham, Greg Byrd & Toby Byrd.

 
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Edgar William Caston Sr., age 60, resident of Fernwood, Ms. passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at University Medical Center in
Jackson, Ms.
He was born April 11, 1954 in Magnolia, Ms.  to the late, Barney William Caston Jr. and Lola Mae Lilly  Caston.  He worked in the auto body and paint field, and was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of the Vietnam war.

He is survived by his Mother: Lola Mae Hall of Fernwood, Ms.
His children: son: Edgar William “Beau”  Caston Jr. and wife Donna, of Livingston,La. daughter: Ashley Nicole Caston of Walker,La.   son: Trevor Michael Caston of Glenmora, La.   son: Bobby Garrett Caston of Magnolia, Ms.
His Grandchildren: Bailey,  Randee,  and Taylor, children of Ashley Nicole Caston,  and Colt Caston, son of Beau Caston.
Brothers and sisters: Charles Wayne Caston and wife Connie of Fernwood, Ms., Sharon Ann Melancon and husband Chuck of Gramercy,La.  Sandra Caston of Meadville, Ms.  Bobbie Caston Walters and husband “Winkie” of Denham Springs, La.
And Prentis Ray Caston of Fernwood,Ms.
He was loved dearly by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces , nephews, and friends.

Visiting at the Liberty Pentecostal Church on Hwy 567,  ½ mile north of Liberty, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Funeral Services are at the church on Thursday, July 31 at 10:00 A.M.  Interment will follow in Lilly Cemetery near Liberty. Officiated by Rev. Lance Torrey.

Pallbearers are: Brad Whestine, Brandon Whestine, Jason Boyd, Keith Lilly, Brandon Hunt, and Trampas Sibley.




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Doris Marie Foreman , 83, of Coles, Ms., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Liberty Community Living Center in Liberty, Ms.  Mrs. Doris was born August 23, 1930 in Amite County, the daughter of Robert VanBuren “Bob” Forman and Lettie Leona Sturdivant Forman.

She was  Co-owner of Foreman’s Grocery and Hardware in Coles,Ms., and was proud that she was known as a professional butcher.  She was of the Congregational Methodist Faith.

Survivors include her 2 daughters: Jackie Foreman of Coles, Ms.  and  Sheila Dunn and her husband Greg, of Ruston, La.   Her son: Rev. Max Foreman and his wife Kathy, of Foxworth, Ms.   4 Granddaughters: Holly Smith, Brandi Jones, Sarah Taylor, and Samantha Smith.   2  Grandsons: Casey Smith, and Bob Taylor.    2 Brothers: Robert Everett Forman of Rapid City, S.D.  and  E.J. Forman of Natchez, Ms.               
6 Great-grandchildren:  Mary Marie Smith,  Megan Smith,  Ashton Tassin,  Lennox Taylor,  Maddox Taylor,  and Waylon Decker.  And numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents:  her husband: Monette “Buddy” Foreman,     a son:  Gary Lennox Foreman,  a brother: Edward Lloyd Forman,  and 3 sisters: Lenelle Havard,  Madelle Vines,  and  Annie Mae Murray.  

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster,Ms.  Friday, July 25,2014, 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Friday at Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Max Foreman officiating.  Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster, Ms. with Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Pallbearers are Casey Smith, Bob Taylor, Lloyd Forman, Melvin Murray, Mark Jarrell, and Randy Forman.




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Donald Tumey, 80, passed away, Friday, July 18, 2014, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA., after a brief illness and surgery for pancreatic cancer. He was a resident of Liberty, MS.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Glenna Causey Tumey of Liberty, MS;  his son, Don Eric Tumey of West Monroe, LA; his daughter, Ida Jane Wilkinson of Macon, GA; and a very special daughter Josie Diane Tumey of Liberty, MS;
Grandchildren: Trent and Hunter Wilkinson of Macon, GA;  T.D. Tumey and wife Lauren  of Shreveport, LA;  Erica Kay,  Sam and Gabe Tumey,  all of West Monroe, LA;  and Grandson-In-Law,  Jamie Johnson of Bastrop, LA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sib and Alice Haygood Tumey;  one infant son, Tommy Donald Tumey, II;  and one sister Roma Stevens.

Mr. Tumey was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate of McNeese State University, where he was a member of McNeese football team from 1956 until 1959. He earned Most Valuable Player award at McNeese in 1956.  He coached at Bolton High School in Alexandria, LA., and began a football program at Tioga High School in Tioga, LA., where he coached for many years. On retiring from the Louisiana School System, he returned to Liberty, MS., and was principle of Amite School Center.
He loved and devoted his time to managing timber on his beloved Tumey land, called the “ Swamp Place.”

Visiting at Liberty Baptist Church in Liberty,  Sunday,  July 20, 2014, 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Monday, July 21, 9:00 am until time of Funeral Services Monday at 10:00 am, at Liberty Baptist Church.   Interment will follow at Liberty Cemetery.
Bro. James Sadler, a longtime friend will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorials be made to a charity of your choice or the Gideons.




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Thomas G. Dupree, age 57, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Mc Comb, MS.
He was a resident of Liberty, MS.

Family and Friends visitation will be Sunday, July 20, 2014,  1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS.

Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Richard Coleman Felter, 65, of Crosby, MS.  passed away July 12, 2014, at the residence of his sister,Wanda Watts.
Richard was born July 08, 1949, in Wilkinson County and was a lifelong resident of Crosby.
He worked at the William Carter Co., Centreville, MS, the sawmill
industry at various locations, and was a log truck driver for Smith Brothers, Roxie, MS.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Stella (Perry) Felter, and three brothers, Thomas, Ernest and Donald Felter.

He is survived by his sisters Betty Murray and husband Gordon of McCall Creek, MS, Cathy Murray and husband Rodney of Crosby, MS,  and Wanda Watts and husband Thomas of Meadville, MS.
Two brothers, Kenneth Felter of Crosby MS, and Jonathan Felter and wife Erica of Natchez, MS. Additionally, he is survived by Aunts, Ally B. Wisner, Crosby MS, Juanita Perry, Crosby, MS, Joyce Felter, Natchez, MS, and Uncle, Lamar Felter Sr and wife Henrietta of Natchez, MS, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

Funeral Services are visiting, Monday, July 14, 2014, 6:00 pm until 8:00pm and Tuesday, July 15, 9:00 am until time of Funeral Services at 10:00 am. All services at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS. Interment will follow in Enlow Cemetery in Crosby.

Pallbearers are Rodger E. Simmons Jr., Spanky Felter, Stanley (Spanky Sr) Felter, Lamar (Bo) Felter Jr., Dewitt Felter and Austin Burris.
Honorary Pallbearers are Dustin Watts, Rodney W. Murray Jr., Douglas Felter, Jonathan Felter and Michael Watts.

The Family request in lieu of flowers, a donation in Richards memory be made to the Adams County Humane Society.

 
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Mr. Harvey Lee Cobb, Sr. , 74,  of Gloster, MS., passed away Sunday,  July  6, 2014, at Promise Hospital in Vidalia, LA. He was born June 19, 1939 at Natchez, MS., to Wallace Cobb and Verna Day Cobb.

Mr. Cobb was a retired Security Guard with Field Memorial Community Hospital. 
He was also a veteran of the U.S Navy.

Mr. Cobb  is survived by 2 sons:  Harvey Cobb, Jr. and wife Julia; and Dan Cobb.
2 Grandchildren: Pamela and Daniel Cobb.


Mr. Harvey is preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Verna Day Cobb.
His Wife: Pamela McCurley Cobb.

Visiting Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. until time of Funeral Services Saturday at 1:00 P.M. All services at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS.
Services Officiated by Rev. Reggie Forman and Rev. Mike Havard.

Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.

 
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David Morris “ D.M. “ Dixon, Jr., 89, a lifelong resident of Liberty, Ms. went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday June  29, 2014, at Field Memorial Community Hospital in Centreville, Ms.

D.M. was born October 3, 1924 in Amite County,  the son of David M. “ John “ Dixon, Sr. and Lillian Berryhill Dixon. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, W.H. “ Bill “ Mabry, Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Kirkland Dixon; they celebrated their 67th  wedding anniversary on June 28th , the day before his death. Survivors also include his son, David M. Dixon, III and wife Rhonda;  his grandchildren: David Justin Dixon and wife Stephanie,  Autumn Elise Birdsong  and husband John, and John Anthony Dixon and wife Brittani.    His great-grandchildren,  Lillian Nicole Dixon,  Andrew Justin Dixon,  Chloe Elise Birdsong,  and Eden Ruth Birdsong;  and one loving sister,  Virginia Dixon Mabry,   and many nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends.

At the age of 18, while a senior in high school, he was inducted into the U.S. Army for World War ll.  After basic training,  he served in Battery “C” 639 AAF AW BN,  with battles in the Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He suffered frozen feet in the terrible battle of the bulge. He was a gunner on a half-track. The cold was so severe, many soldiers froze to death.  D.M. received the EAMETO Medal, Good Conduct Medal,  and World War ll Victory Medal.  After the surrender of the Nazi’s,  he was a military policeman before returning to the states.   D.M.’s greatest joy was a tour of seven countries on the anniversary where he had fought,   including Utah Beach, and Omaha Beach,  St. Vith , and the Remagen Bridgehead.

He was a Gideon, a member of Liberty Baptist Church, and ordained a deacon February 5, 1948. Sunday School Director for church and Ms. Baptist Association  with over 45 years of perfect attendance in Sunday School. He retired after 22 years from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a timber, hay and cattle farmer after being a dairyman for many years. He was a member of the Ms. Cattleman’s Association, S.W. Ms. Forestry Association, and Amite County Farm Bureau, along with the VFW, DAV, and Ms. Battle of the Bulge chapter.  In 1985, he was Farm Family of the Year. In December 1990 he received the Centennial 5D Farm Family Award from the State of Mississippi.

Visiting is Monday, June 30, 2014, 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms., with services Tuesday, July 1 at 11:00 A.M. at Liberty Baptist Church in Liberty, Ms. Services officiated by Rev. David Fortenberry, assisted by Rev. Jimmy Bilbo.
Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery under the direction of
Brown Funeral Home.
 

Pallbearers will be Kyle Dixon, Mike Pigott, Brandon Fortenberry, Jessie P. Mabry, William H. Mabry Jr., Donnie Kinabrew, Billy Honea, and Jack Brabham.

Honorary Pallbearers are Murray Higgins,  Bobby Seale,  Robert Payne,  Everett Wilson,  Jack Terrell,  John Yaun,  Johnn Bond,  Gerald Honea,  Richard Tarver, Wallace Terrell,  Tate McGehee,  James Dixon,  Charles Jones,  Mike Bridwell,  Sammy Haygood,  Charles Laird,  Eddy May,  Kelly Bowlin,  Gerald McGuire, and Bob Nunnery.

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Walter Roger Campbell, 77, of Gloster, Ms. passed away Wednesday, June  18, 2014, at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge,La.  He was born May 30, 1937 in Brookhaven, Ms. to Walter Hugh “Casey” Campbell and Tera Jordan Campbell.

Roger owned and operated Campbell’s Pest Control for 25 years. He was retired from the U.S.Postal Service as a Mail Carrier. He also worked part time with the Gloster Police Department, and served in the National Guard for 23 years.  He was the founder of the
Southwest Gun Club,  a 33rd Degree  Mason and Shriner, 
a Past Patron of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Gloster United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi Brown Campbell,  his daughter, Pamela Stone, and his son, Casey Campbell.  6 Grandchildren that he loved dearly, and 9 Great-grandchildren . He is also survived by his  brother, Donald Hugh Campbell and his sister, Yvonne Graham.

Visiting is Friday, June 20, 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster. Also visiting Saturday, from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M., at Brown Funeral Home.  Officiated by Rev. Curtis Gibson and Rev. Tony Whitehead. Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

 
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William Andrew “Bill” Hale, age 67, passed away on Saturday June 7th, 2014 in Amite County Ms.  He was born in Varney, Ky.  He spent the early part of his life in Southern Ohio. He later moved to St. Amant, Louisiana, spending his leisure time at his farm in Osyka, Ms.

Bill Hale was an entrepreneur for over 30 years, with his business(es) Victor Industrial Pipe, VIP Surplus and Salvage, and VIP Transportation of St. Amant, La.  He was a Veteran of the US Air Force, stationed overseas in Thailand.

He was preceded in death by his son Ronnie A. Hale, father John B. Hale, mother Claudia Williamson Hale, and sister in law Sue Hale.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Young Hale of St. Amant La., and his children Richard Hale of St. Amant, La., Mary Hale Grizzard (Tee) of St. Petersburg, Fl., Andrea Hale-Arnold (Danny) of Gillsburg, Ms., Kacie Hale of St. Amant, La., Kelsey Hale of St. Petersburg, Fl., Andrew Hale of St. Amant, La. and his step children Will Harryman (Kim) of Gonzales, La., Jessica Hanna-Eubanks (Eric) of Gonzales, La., his brothers Claude Hale of Langsville, Oh., John Elliott Hale of Jackson, Oh., sisters Karen Hale Elliott of Langsville, Oh., Katrena Hale-Claver of St. Petersburg, Fl.   14 grandchildren and a host of family, friends and work associates. 

Of course those who knew him, and his family know “Bill Hale” was so much more than this.  The family will have the following Memorial Services for those who wish to pay their respects and celebrate his life:

Friday visitation will be at Household of Faith Church 10469 Airline Hwy, Gonzales, La. from 3:30PM until service at 5:30 PM.  Memorial service officiated by Bro. Greg Jones. 

Saturday visitation will be at Line Creek Baptist Church 78659 Hwy 1053 Kentwood, La. from 10:00 AM until service at 11:00 AM.  Memorial service officiated by Pastor Ken Irvin of Line Creek Baptist Church.       



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 Frances Pauline Kirkland , 70, of Liberty, Ms., died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at University Medical Center in Jackson, Ms.      She was a Homemaker.
Ms. Kirkland  was born September 13, 1943 in Tylertown, Ms. She was the daughter of the late, Willie Leon White, Sr. and Mary Frances McElwee White.

"Ms. Frances' Love Was Being Surrounded By Her Grandchildren and Great- « Grandchildren".

She was of the Baptist Faith.

She is survived by Three Sons: Raymond J. Kirkland, Jr. and wife, Evelyn E. Kirkland.
David R. Kirkland and wife, Frances Renee Kirkland.
Brian G. Kirkland and wife, Angela D. Kirkland.
Eight Grandchildren: Brandon Kirkland, Amanda Storey, Colby Kirkland, Reagan Kirkland, Aaden Kirkland, Gabby Kirkland,
Ford Kirkland and
Katelyn Kirkland.
Five Great-Grandchildren.
Two Brothers: Billy White and Butch White and wife, Jo White
.
One Sister: Sue Sullivan and husband, Gary Sullivan
.
She is also survived by Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Ms. Kirkland was preceded in' death by her Parents.
Her Husband: Raymond J. Kirkland, Sr.
One Son: Timothy Scott Kirkland.

Visiting Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Tower Hill Church in Liberty, Ms.
6:00 P
.M. until, 9:00 P.M. and Friday June 6, 9:00 A.M.
until time of funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Friday, at Tower Hill Church,
with Rev. Allan Touchstone and Rev. Douglas Akins officiating.
Burial will follow in New Zion Cemetery near Liberty, Ms,                                   
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Mr. Hoyt Jennings Floyd, 71,  of Gloster, MS., passed away Thursday,  May 29, 2014, at his residence in Gloster. He was born Jan. 6, 1943 at his parent’s home in Wilkinson County, MS., to Hoyt W. Floyd and Lillian Smith Floyd.

Mr. Jennings was a retired truck driver where he owned and operated his own trucks. He also  drove trucks for other companies.
Mr. Jennings was also a 8 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He served at different places around the world including England and Vietnam.

Mr. Floyd  is survived by 2 sisters:  Lorraine Floyd Swaggart, and Frankie Floyd Smith and husband Buster.
Numerous Nieces and Nephews.
2 Sister-In-Laws: Mary Jo Floyd and Helen Sue Kauchak.
3 Brother-In-Laws: Tommy Williams, John Williams and Mark Williams.

Jennings is preceded in death by his parents: Hoyt W. Floyd and Lillian Smith Floyd.  His Wife: Elizabeth Williams Floyd,
 and 1 Brother, Rodney W. Floyd.

Visiting Friday, May 30, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Saturday, May 31, 9:00 A.M. until time of Funeral Services Saturday at 10:00 A.M.  All services at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS.  Officiated by Rev. Reggie Foreman. Interment will follow in Talbert Cemetery near Gloster.





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Myra Luane  Honea, 67, of Liberty, Ms., passed away
 Wednesday, May 7, 2014
at Wilkinson County Senior Care in Centreville, Ms.  She was born October 29, 1946 in Amite County, Mississippi, to Ebbie Wilkinson and Betty Williams Wilkinson. She retired from East Baton Rouge Sheriff Department where she worked in bookkeeping and processing.

She is survived by her husband: John Honea. 
Step-son: Jonathan Honea and wife, Meagan.
2 Grandchildren: Brandon and Rachel Scott; Step-Grandson: Briggs Honea.
3 Sisters: Lennie Westbrook of Liberty, Ms., Fannie Hazlip of Gloster, Ms. and Marlene Harrell and husband, Clyde of Gloster, Ms.
1 Brother: Thomas A. Wilkinson and wife, Pauline of Liberty, Ms.
Host of Nieces and Nephews.


She is preceded in death by: Parents, Ebbie and Betty Williams Wilkinson.
Her Son: Anthony Keith Scott;  
3 Brothers: John A. Wilkinson, Otis Wilkinson and
L.H. Wilkinson; 
1 Sister: Aldean Longmire.


Funeral Services are Visiting Friday, May 9, 2014, 2:00 pm until time of Funeral Services Friday at 4:00 pm. All Services
at New Salem Baptist Church near Liberty, Ms.


Interment follows at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Cemetery near
Gloster, Ms.   
Officiated by Rev. Burnett Carraway.

Pallbearers: Robert A. Wilkinson, Larry Joe Wilkinson, Bennie Thornton, Allen Westbrook, Johnny Westbrook and Mike Thornton.

Honorary Pallbearers: Thomas M. Longmire, Galen Longmire, Ken Wroten, Jonathan Honea, Chase Casanova, Jason Parrish, Wayne Temple, Terry Temple, Hilton Hollingsworth and D.J. Honea.

  
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Ernestine Clements,  83, of Liberty,  passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Liberty Community Living Center in Liberty, Miss.  She was born September 14, 1930 in Bradley,  Arkansas  to Abe Stinson and Ester Newman Stinson. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by two Sons: Carl Clements and his wife Cathy of Kentwood, La. Henry Clements and his wife Debbie of Poteau, Oklahoma.  
1 Daughter: Ruth Ann Clements of Phoenix, Az.  
2 Sisters: Lucy Stevens of Taylor, Ark.  and Doris Rice of Arcadia, Ca.  2 Brothers: Eugene Stinson of Oklahoma City , Ok.  And  Leroy Stinson of Taylor, Ak.  15 Grandchildren  and 18 Great-Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Charles Clements,  her daughter: Diane Walker,  2 sons: Wendell McCalister  and Bill Clements.  Her Father: Abe Stinson, her mother: Ester Stinson, and 2 sisters, Mammie Lee Notingham and Mary Stinson.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Mississippi , Friday, May 9, 2014, 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Friday at Brown funeral Home in Gloster. Interment will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery. Services officiated by Rev. Greg Beaty.

 
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Richard  Montgomery Boone Jr. , 66, of Gloster, Mississippi,  passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at his residence in Gloster.  He was born July 24, 1947 in Vicksburg, Ms., to Richard Montgomery Boone Sr. and Billie McLaurin Boone.  He was an Engineering Technician with the U.S. Forestry Service.

He is survived by three sons: Richard M. “Monty” Boone, III ;
Jonathan Keith Boone and wife, Angela; Their Children, Kade and Kash Boone.
Alton Boone and wife, Katie. Their Son, Strickland Boone.
One Daughter: Jamey Matte Bachman and husband, Ben.
Lifelong Friend: Judy Matte.

Mr. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Montgomery Boone, Sr. and Billie McLaurin Boone.

Visiting Monday, May 5, 2014, 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Tuesday, May 6, 9:00 am until time of Funeral Services, Tuesday at 10:00 am. All Services at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS. Interment to follow in Roseland Cemetery, Gloster.
Services Officiated by Elder Harvey Bates, Pastor of Plymouth Primitive Baptist Church, Gloster, MS.

Pallbearers are Billy Lane Hilbun, Bubba Foster, Wayne Havard,
Steve Garrett, David Chabreck, Ronnie Babers, Bobby Smith and
Keith McGraw. 

 

Following Graveside Services, a meal will be provided for family and friends at Plymouth Primitive Baptist Church, 3991 Plymouth Church Road, Gloster, MS. 39638.

 

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Rosalyn Jeanette Freeman, 79, of  Summit, Ms., died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Ms. She was a Homemaker.

Ms. Freeman was born November 12, 1934 in Columbus, Ms.  She was the daughter of the late, Major Ross Andrews and
Bernice Allen Andrews.

She is survived her husband Claude Freeman.
Daughter: Stephanie Steele and husband, Dennis.
Son: Chuck Freeman, Jr. and wife, Kitty.
Granddaughter: Lori McMullen and husband, Scott.
Two Great-Grandchildren: Carson McMullen and Carleigh McMullen.
Two Sisters: DeWanna Atkinson and Barbara Loque.
Two Brothers: Larry Andrews and wife, Lillian, and Danny Andrews and wife, Dixie.

Ms. Freeman was preceded in death by her Parents.

Visiting Friday, May 2, 2014  at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms. 10:30 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, at
 Brown Funeral Home, with Rev. Leon Wallace officiating.
  
Interment will follow in Siloam Cemetery near Meadville, Ms.



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The Honorable Fred A. Anderson III passed away peacefully at home on April 26, 2014, surrounded by the love of his family. Fred was born October 15, 1941, and was a lifelong resident of Gloster, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents Polly and Fred A. Anderson Jr., an
infant sister and his nephew, Les Bramlette Caston II.

 He
is survived by Michelle, his loyal wife of 45 years. He is also survived by both of his children, Christine Anderson and F.A. Anderson IV, and wife Melissa. He was very proud of his grandchildren, Matthew Chambers Isonhood, Lexi Nicole Anderson and Fred A. Anderson V. Other survivors are his brother, David D
. Anderson and wife Page, sisters Polly Chambers Anderson and Rev. Mary Petty Anderson. Nieces and nephews include Cassie B.
Anderson, Nate and Keeton Disser, Drake Anderson Robertson and Polly Douglas Anderson-Robertson. Great
nieces and
nephews are Mason and Addison Disser, Anna Katherine Coplen, London Grace Coplen, and James Conway Liner VI.

Fred's years of public service included his years as attorney
for the Amite County Board of Education, attorney for the
town of Gloster and 14 years as Gloster alderman. He
served as a board member of Deposit Guaranty National Bank in Jackson, and Mississippi Chemical Corporation in Yazoo City. He sat on the board of the Amite County' Co- Op and served as trustee for Field Memorial Community Hospital for over 20 years. He was an appointed representative to the Mississippi Forestry Commission, board member of Pine Hills Academy and a member of Culver Academy's parents board.

 Fred's true passion was Longleaf. At Longleaf s helm, he

was a prudent financial manager and relentless student of silviculture. The desire to make Longleaf a better place for the next generation guided his every decision. He took comfort in knowing the next generation, holding degrees in Accounting, Forestry and Law, would be able stewards of the land he loved so much, and that Longleaf would continue to be a special place to the many people who have passed through its gates. Fred's father passed along his love of bird hunting to Fred at an early age, and as the population of wild turkeys grew on Longleaf, his love of their pursuit grew as well. When he and his friends spotted whitetail deer at the farm, they became enthusiastic deer hunters as well. There were few things he was more passionate about than offshore fishing. He and his crew were relentless on the cobia, earning top honors for the number of fish tagged and released in the Gulf of Mexico. Many' lifetime friendships were born of his days on the water, and countless memories remain for his friends and family who shared time with him on the
 LL Express.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm at
Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS. A funeral service will be held at Brown Funeral Home at 10:00 on Wednesday, April 30. Internment will follow at the family cemetery at Longleaf Farms. Immediately following that will be a celebration of Fred
's life at the Camp. In lieu of flowers, please fill the needs of others such as St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Centreville, MS.

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Raymond Charles Haynes, Jr., 80, of Centreville, MS.  passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at his residence in Centreville.  He was born August 2, 1933 in Eupora, MS., to Raymond Charles Haynes, Sr. and Myrtle Woods Haynes   He was owner/operator of Haynes Lumber Company. Mr. Haynes was also an avid outdoor sportsman, a member of Centreville Baptist Church and a Veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his 2 Daughters: Melanie Renee Haynes Carter and husband Jack Carter, and Shannon Michele Haynes. 2 Grandchildren: Rachel Evans and Reagan Evans.
1 Sister: Lucille McNabb.
Former Spouse: Patsy Haynes Ashford., and Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews.

He is preceded in death by his Parents: Raymond Charles Haynes, Sr. and Myrtle Woods Haynes.

4 Brothers: Allen Haynes, Frank Haynes, Earl Haynes and Macon Haynes.
3 Sisters: Johnnie Ruth Garrett, Bettye Foster and Bobbye Sue Haynes.

Visiting Saturday,  April 26, 2014, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS., from 12:30 P.M. until time funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, at Brown Funeral Home Chapel.   Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster. Services Officiated by Dr. Dennis Johnsey.

 




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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.

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