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Luther Whittington, 73, of Liberty, passed away
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at his residence in Liberty, MS.
He was born May 3, 1942 in Amite County, MS, son of

Collis Whittington and Annie Pearl Davis Whittington.

Mr. Luther was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish and trap and also work his garden every year.

 

Mr. Luther retired from working in Union Construction
in Baton Rouge, LA and also as a cutter
from Air Cruisers in Liberty, MS.
He was a member of
Oak Grove Baptist Church in Smithdale, MS.

 

He is survived by his wife, Edith Bryant Whittington.

One Son, Tony Whittington and wife, Shelia.

One Daughter, Lisa Cameron and husband, Michael.

One Grandson, Jake McDaniel.

Three Step-children, Jennifer Hucabee and husband, Malcolm;

Jeff Allred and wife, Melissa and Gwen Helms and husband, Mike.

Seven Step-grandchildren.    Seven Step-great-grandchildren.

One Sister, Dorothy Whittington.

One Brother, Harold Whittington.

 

Mr. Luther is preceded in death by,

His Parents, Collis and Annie Pearl Davis Whittington.

One Sister, Margaret Whittington.

 

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, MS.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Visiting Thursday, Feb. 11 at Oak Grove Baptist Church
in Smithdale, MS,
10:00 AM until time of Funeral Services  at the church Thursday at 11:00 AM.

Interment in Oak Grove Church Cemetery.

Services officiated by Bro. Rick Cook, assisted by
Bro. Burnette Carraway.




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Michael Leighton Petty, Sr., “Mickey,” 71, of Crosby, MS passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS, after a long battle with cancer.

 

Mickey was born March 6, 1944 in Homerville, GA, the son of Zeke and

Rocky Steedley Petty. He was a Vietnam Veteran and retired from the

MS Army National Guard and United States Postal Service. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed his grandchildren and sitting outside on his porch drinking coffee and visiting with his friends.

 

Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Felton Petty and his nephew Deron Petty.

 

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lois McGhee Petty.

1 Daughter, Angela Petty Mize and husband, Danny of Paducah, KY.

1 Son, Michael Leighton Petty, Jr. and wife Stephanie of Natchez, MS.

4 Grandchildren, Alyssa Mize, Danny Michael Mize, Jr.,
Jordan Petty and Matt Petty.

1 Brother, Kenneth Petty and wife, Shelby Jean of Crosby.

2 Sisters, Mavis Trowell of Homerville, GA, and Linda Combass and husband, Lamar of Jennings, FL.

Also survived by Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

 

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016,

10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Visiting at Roundtree Funeral Home in Homerville, GA,
Monday, Feb. 8, 2016,
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Graveside Services are Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM at
 Wayfare Cemetery in
Echols County, GA

Pallbearers will family and friends.




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Sara Jo Barkdull Anders, 83, of Gloster, Ms., passed away
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at St. Dominick Memorial Hospital  in Jackson, Ms.  
She  was born June 24, 1932 in the Compromise Community of
Amite County, Ms. the daughter of
Nolan McLean Barkdull and Leona Thompson Barkdull.

 


Sara Jo graduated from Liberty High School in Liberty, Ms. in 1950 and Spencer Business College in New Orleans in 1951.  She married
Ben Anders of Gloster, Ms. in December 1951. They had four sons, Mike, Rick, Dave, and Bill.  She lived her entire life in
Amite County, Ms.,  the last 64 plus years in Gloster.

 


Sara Jo worked in several different jobs during her lifetime,
the longest being a teller at the Amite County Bank/Trustmark Bank branch in Gloster for over 24 years, where she retired in 1994.
Her greatest job was being a mother to her four sons, wife to Ben, and grandmother and great grandmother. She worked throughout her life to care for her family in a Christian home.

 


She was a longtime member of Galilee Baptist Church, and taught in the Preschool department for over 30 years.  She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church during her growing up years.

 

Jo and Ben have eleven grandchildren, Courtney, Davy, Matt, Griffin, Candice, Jon, Parker, Curtis, Carrie, Karli, and Casey and five great grandchildren, Haley, Taylor, Scarlett, Oliver, and Jaxon.

 


Sara Jo was preceded in death by her parents and
her only sibling, her brother, Dan Barkdull.

 

Visitation is Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster,Ms. from 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral services
at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home,   officiated by Rev. Brian Malone and Rev. Sammy Smith. 
Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.




In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mississippi Baptist Children’s Village.




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Jennifer Louise Hughes, 35, of Gloster, MS, passed away
Monday, January 25, 2016,
at her residence near Gloster.
Jennifer was born on December 28, 1980 in Mobile, AL.

 

Jennifer is survived by her mother, Paula Huff and her husband Allen, and her father, Michael Hughes and his wife Charlotte. 

5 sisters, Emily Hughes, Kristi Swanson, Tara Huff, 
Anna Claire Morgan, and
Amanda Rae Morgan.  

2 brothers, Bobby Hughes and Marc Jacob Hughes.  

Maternal Grandmother, Helen Jackson Huff.   

4 nieces, Taylor Ruch, Breanah Swanson, Spencer Hughes, and
Claire Edwards.   

2 nephews, Zachary Edwards and Slade Benoit.

She is also survived by a host of other family and friends.

 

She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, 
J.B. and Ruth Hughes.  
Maternal Grandparents,  Wallace Cockerham , Ruby Cockerham,  and

Gladys Cockerham.     Maternal Grandfather, Hansel Huff, Sr. 

1 brother, Michael Scotty Hughes.

 

Visitation is Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 12:00 noon at the church. 

Funeral Services officiated by Rev, Blaine Stafford.  

Interment will follow in the  Mt. Pleasant Memorial Cemetery.

 




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Ernest  (Mr.Jr.) Klar Jr.,  92, longtime resident of Rosetta, Ms.,
 passed away Friday, January 22, 2016 at the
Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson, La.  He was born
February 22, 1923, the son of Ernest Klar Sr. and Melinda Victoria Klar. He served in the U.S. Army in World War ll..

 

Mr. Klar is survived by his wife Margaret Greer Klar.  
2 sons, Ernest Darwin Klar and his wife Judy Caldwell; and 
Tommy Jack  Klar  and his wife Bolinda Floyd.
1 daughter, Margie Ann Klar Randleman and her husband Ronald.  
6 grandchildren, Jackie Lynn Klar,  Tommy Jack ‘Bubba’ Klar Jr.,  Melinda Klar,  Kristopher Caldwell Klar,  Kevin Michael Klar, and Patrick Murray Klar.    
14 Great-grandchildren.

 

Visitation is Sunday, January 24, 2016, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster,Ms., from 1:00 P.M. until time of funeral services Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral Home.  Officiated by Bro. Bernard Waites.  Interment will follow in Rosetta Cemetery in Rosetta, Ms.               
Mr. Klar’s  six grandchildren will be pallbearers.   
Honorary pallbearers are Cavin Greer and David Wayne Williams.




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Charles Brent Beasley, 40, native  of Amite County, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at his residence in Ellisville, Ms.   Brent was born December 4, 1975 to Charlie and Beverly Ann Beasley.  
He was a Deputy for the Jones County Sheriff’s Department. 

 

Brent is survived by his wife, Ashley Beasley,  
1 step-son, Brock Piner,   1 daughter, Kyleigh Claire Beasley.  
His father, Charlie Beasley and his mother, 
Beverly Ann Rollins Beasley.

 

Brent is preceded in death by Maternal Grandparents, Sidney and Maunita Rollins.

Paternal Grandparents,  Frank Brantley, Eva Brantley, and
T.C. Beasley.

 

Visitation is Friday, at Zion Hill Baptist Church from
 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.  Also Saturday, from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, at Zion Hill Baptist Church.  Officiated by Rev. Kevin Dixon. 
Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery with full law enforcement honors.




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Darrell Kevin Duck, resident of Liberty, Ms., passed away Monday, January 18, 2016.  Kevin was 53, born  September 15, 1962  to
Irvin Wendell Duck, Jr. and
Nadine Blalock Duck. 
Kevin worked as a PTA at Wilkinson County Nursing Center in Centreville, Ms.
Kevin was an Eagle Scout for life. He was a NASCAR “fanatic.”
His favorite driver was Kevin Harvick, who he was friends with. 
He was also a member of the

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Liberty, Ms.

 

He is survived by 1 son,
Michael Kevin Dardar and his wife Cathrine “Kitty” of
Katy, Texas. 1daughter, Kristen Ann Crosby and her husband Tyler
of Columbia, Ms.

2 grandchildren, Charles Kevin Duck and Harley Lyn Crosby.

His Parents, Irvin Wendell Duck, Jr. and Nadine Blalock Duck of Liberty, Ms.

2 brothers, Terry Wendell Duck and his wife Kendra
of Garland ,Texas; and 
Joel Jeffery Duck of Liberty,Ms. 

3 nieces,  Marla Duck, Ashlynn Anderson, and Emma Grace Duck.

1 nephew, Blaine Duck. 

2 Aunts and Uncles, Norma and Bo Knight, and
Linda and Jesse Forbes. 

1 Aunt, Nancy Alford. 

 

Kevin is preceded in death by Paternal Grandparents,
Irvin Wendell, Sr. and 
Velma Duck.
His Maternal Grandparents, Darrell and Connie Blalock. 

2 Uncles, James Blalock and Jerry Blalock.

 

Visitation is Wednesday, January 20, at the L.D.S. Church in
Liberty, from
6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.  Also Thursday, from 9:00 A.M. until funeral services at 10:00 A.M.,Thursday at the church.
Services Officiated by Bro. Merrill Blalock. 
Interment will follow in Blalock Cemetery in Liberty,Ms.

 




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Gale Brent Short, Sr., 76, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Mc Comb, MS.
He was born on
April 29, 1939 in Andalusia, AL, son of Bura Lee Short and Tiny Roberta Wallace Short.

Mr. Short was a retired inspector with 28 years of service, for the Baton Rouge City Fire Department in Baton Rouge LA.
 He also was of the Christian Faith and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

 

Mr. Short is survived by his wife, Sharon Ann Griffin Short.

His children, Cheryl Reid and husband Rocky of Liberty, MS;    

Tammy Brooks and husband Randy of Zachary, LA;

Holly Gatewood and husband, Nick of Enterprise, AL;    

Jill Lowman and husband, Cy of Freeport, FL;

Kelli Maddie and husband, Ronnie of Central, LA;  
Gale Brent Short, Jr. of Central, LA; and   
Sissy Jones and husband, Mike of Orange, VA.  


17 Grandchildren, April Roberts and husband, Clint;
Nathan Jackson and wife, Renee;   
Brandi Phillips and husband, Daniel;      
Tyler Brooks and wife, Chole;   
Taylor Frank and husband, Anthony;     Trent Short; Meghan Gatewood;  Emma Gatewood;  
Haleigh Lowman;    Dylan Lowman;     Hannah Lowman;  

Dalton Cothern;   Kaylee Rollo,  Gale Brent Short, III;    Chris Blalock;    Danna Carter   and Randy Jones.
    

17 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Expecting Great-Grand Child. 

He is also survived by his Special Buddy – dog, “Kip.”

 

Mr. Short is preceded in death by his parents,   Bura Lee and 
Tiny Roberta Wallace Short;  and 
2 brothers, Kline Short and Johnny Short.

 

Memorial Service arrangements are Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, MS. Saturday, January 16, 2016, 10:00 AM until time of Memorial Services at 12:00 Noon, Saturday also at
Brown Funeral Home, Liberty.

Services officiated by Bro. Patrick Edward assisted by Bro. David Ard,

Bro. Willie Thornton, Jr., and Bro. Chris Shirah. 

 

 




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Jesus Alvarez Ramirez, 89, of Vidalia, LA passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, LA.
He was born December 25, 1926 in
Uvalde, Texas, the son of
Juan G. Ramirez and Consuelo Alvarez Ramirez.

Mr. Ramirez was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He also was a retired salesman for Otasco and a member
 of Our Lady Of The Lourdes Catholic Church in Vidalia.

 

Mr. Ramirez is survived by One Son, Rick Ramirez and
wife, Kippy Ramirez.

One Daughter, Donna R. Whetstone.

Seven Grandchildren, Kathrine West,
 Connie Whittington and husband, Brad;

Kelli Martin and husband, Derek; Marlowe Ramirez;
Eileen Causey and husband, Will;
Glen Whetstone, Jr. and wife, Wendy; and
Trinity Vanderford and husband, Bill.

20 Great-Grandchildren and 10 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

One Sister-In-Law, Nena Ramirez.

 

He is Preceded In Death by parents, Juan G. Ramirez and
Consuelo Alvarez Ramirez.

One Son, Terral Juan Ramirez.

One Daughter, Deborah Darlene West.

Two Grandsons, Michael Ramirez and Cody Ramirez.

 

Funeral arrangements are visiting at Brown Funeral Home in
Gloster, MS.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and
Friday, January 8, 2016,

1:00 PM until time of Funeral Services Friday at 2:00 PM at

Brown Funeral Home Chapel.
Services officiated by Father Joseph Xavier.

Interment to follow in Floyd Family Cemetery near Gloster, MS.




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John Louis “Johnny” Toney, 53 of Liberty, MS, passed away
Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at his residence in Liberty.
He was born Dec. 27, 1961 in Centreville, MS.

Johnny was the manager of the Osage Lodge.

Johnny loved the outdoors. He especially loved hunting and fishing and being around  his family and friends.

 

Johnny is survived by his Father, Quinn Toney, Sr. and wife, Irene Toney. His Mother, Linda Marsalis Albritton and
husband Paul Albritton.

One Brother, Murry Toney, Jr. and wife, Penny Toney.

Two Nephews, Nathan Toney and Matthew Toney.

One Great-Niece, Alexis Toney.

One Great-Nephew, Aaron Toney.

Two Aunts, Fannie Case and husband, Alton Case; and Eva Jackson.

He is also survived by numerous Cousins and Friends.

 

Johnny is preceded in death by,

Paternal Grandparents, John R. Toney, Sr. and Lola Jackson Toney.

Maternal Grandparents, Louis H. Marsalis and
Claudia Wooley Marsalis.

Two Uncles, Robert Louis Marsalis and John R. Toney, Jr.

 

Funeral arrangements are visiting at Brown Funeral Home in
Liberty, MS.

Thursday Dec. 24, 2015, 9:30 AM until time of Funeral Services

Thursday at 12:00 Noon at Brown Funeral Home Chapel, Liberty.

Services officiated by Rev. Alton Foster.

Interment to follow in Liberty Cemetery, Liberty, MS.

 

Pallbearers are Tony White, James Jackson, Joey Swearingen,
David Fischer,
Jewel Watts and Greg Graves.

Honorary Pallbearers are members of the Snake Hole Hunting Club.

 




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Mary Elizabeth Akins,  79, resident of Liberty, Ms., passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Liberty Community Living Center in Liberty, Ms.  She was born July 1, 1936 in Calhoun County, Ms. the daughter of J.B. Coleman and Estelle Card Coleman.
 Mary helped her husband,  Rev. James Akins,  in his ministry in the Church of God of Prophecy.  After the death of her husband, she worked in several things as sales clerks, the last one with Wings Thrift Store.

 

Survivors include 2 daughters,  Connie Watts and her husband Ronnie of Brookhaven, Ms.  and  Gail Causey and her husband Dale of Liberty, Ms. 1 son, Rev. Doug Akins of Liberty, Ms.    
3 grandchildren,  Randy Akins,  Tonya Johnston, and Clayton Causey.  5 Great-grandchildren,  Kelsey Johnston, Allie Johnston,
Tyler Johnston, Destiny Akins, and Levi Akins.  
3 sisters, Virginia Gillespie,  Sarah Shurden, and Donna Walker, 

1 brother, Billy Coleman,  and a special friend Wessie Temple.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. James Akins.
 Her parents, J.B. Coleman and Estelle Card Coleman.
1 granddaughter, Nikki Eichwurtzle, and 1 brother, J.W. Coleman. 

 

Visitation is Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Tower Hill Church in Liberty,Ms. from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Also Visitation Thursday, December 24,  from 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Thursday  at Tower Hill Church.  Interment will follow at West Point Memorial Gardens in West Point,  Ms. 

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Jay H. Edwards, of Liberty, Ms.,  passed away
Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb, Ms. He was 72, born
September 19, 1943 to Milton Moore and Bonnie Tynes Moore.  

Jay graduated from Ole Miss in Music and Communications, and worked in Radio as an announcer.



Jay is survived by 11 cousins,   Marcel Tynes, Quinn Tynes,
Paul Tynes,
Tommy Tynes, Sherry T. Duke,  Betty Adamson,
Larry Tynes, Guy Allen Tynes, 
Jimmy Carruth, Gerie Jo Moore Brewer, and JoAnn Stollwerck.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents and  1 cousin Kenneth Tynes.

 

Graveside services were Friday,  December 18, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Zion Hill Cemetery near Liberty, Ms., officiated by Rev. Blaine Stafford. Brown Funeral Home in Gloster handled the arrangements.

 

 

 

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Marie Rollins, 97, native and lifelong resident of Amite County,
 passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015.  She was born
May 30, 1919, the daughter of  Lewis and Gertrude Whittington.  
She was a homemaker.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Cheryl Wilson and Sandra Patterson.   6 Grandchildren, Stephanie Wilson,  Jon Wilson,  Roy Wilson Jr.,  Deannie McCurley,  Jeannie Murray, and Barry Petterson. 
5 Great-grandchildren:  Kerry Murray, Larissa McCurley,
Lindsey Patterson, Haley Patterson, and Alaina Patterson.  
3 Great-great-grandchildren.

Marie is preceded in death by her parents,
Lewis and Gertrude Whittington, her husband,  Earl “Nub” Rollins.
1 brother Jimmy Lewis Whittington.  
2 sisters, Doris Deeds and Evon Whittington.

 

Visitation is Saturday, December 12, 2015 at
New Hope Methodist Protestant Church, from 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, at the church.
Services officiated by Bro. John Gerald.

Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery.

 




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Ruby Beasley Carraway, 73, went to be with her Lord on
December 9, 2015.

Ruby was born  March 24,1942 in Amite County.
She was the daughter of
Robert and Mable Callender Beasley.

She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Burnett.

One Son, Bobby and wife Missy.

Grandchildren, Magean and Tyler; Britney and Wayne.

Great-Grandchildren, Conner, Lawson, and Raelynn.

One Sister, Mary Artman.  One Brother, David Beasley.

Ruby is preceded in death by her Parents, Robert and Mable Callender Beasley.

Also preceded by one sister, Janie and one brother, Robert.

Funeral Arrangements are visiting at New Salem Baptist Church
near Liberty, MS,
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 11:00 AM until time of Funeral Services Saturday at 1:00 PM at New Salem Baptist Church.

Services officiated by Bro. Greg Maxwell and Bro. Burnett Carraway.

Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery in Smithdale, MS.

Pallbearers are Duke Carraway, Jeremy Carraway, Ricky Baggett,
Bill Baggett,
Tyler Saucier and John Artman.


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Mr. Jimmie Davis Foreman, 65, a native and resident of Gloster, MS,  passed away at  Natchez Regional Hospital in Natchez, MS on
Monday, December 7, 2015. He was born October 18, 1950, the son of Abe Davis Foreman and Jimmie Ruth Toney Foreman. He worked as an electrician and was a retired truck driver for Amite County, and a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

He is survived by two sons, Jason Foreman and Jared Foreman both of Port Allen, LA.

Two Sisters, Marcia Lynn Salinero of Cleveland, MS and
Mary Frances Edwards and husband, Don of Baton Rouge, LA.
He is also survived by numerous  Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Mr. Foreman is preceded in death by his parents, Abe Davis and Jimmie Ruth Toney Foreman, sister, Pauline Foreman, and  One Brother-In-Law, Mike Salinero.

 

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at Brown Funeral Home 
from 9:00 AM until  time of funeral services at 12:00 Noon Friday at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS.

Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery near Gloster.

 

 

 

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Bobby Oswald Morris, 68, of Gloster, Ms. passed away
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at his residence near Gloster. 
He was born September 16, 1947 in Rome, Mississippi
to Oswald Morris and Margaret Virginia Winter Morris.

He is survived by his wife Janice Smith Morris, 
2 daughters, Lisa Beverly and Jamie Longmire. 
1
son Bobby Morris Jr.  
6 brothers, Larry Morris, Jimmy Morris, Ronnie Morris, George Morris, Lonnie Morris, and Randy Morris,. 
3 sisters, Susie Wells, Tammy Perez, and Judy Provost.
 

He is preceded in death by his parents, 
Oswald and Margaret Virginia Morris,  and 1 brother, Jerry Morris. 

 

Visitation is Sunday, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, beginning at 3:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. 
Also visitation Monday, 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Monday at Brown Funeral Home.
Officiated by Rev. Bart Houston.

 




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David Kendal Bates, 43, of Louisville, KY., former resident of
Liberty, Ms., passed away Friday, November 20, 2015 in
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.  He was born May 2, 1972 in
Baton Rouge, La. the son of Jimmy Davis Bates and
Gloria Green Bates. Kendal was an Aviation Safety Inspector for the FAA  Aviation Safety Board. He also had attained the rank of Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, where he served as an

aircraft maintenance officer.
Kendal was member of Bethel Baptist Church near Liberty, Ms.

 

Kendal graduated from Amite School Center in 1991. He attended Southwest Community College, graduated from
The University of Southern Mississippi in 1999, and earned a masters degree in aviation management from
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2013.

Serving nearly 23 years in the Air Force Reserves, he achieved the rank of major and was stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio with the 445th Airlift Wing. He proudly served his country during deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. Kendal was also a volunteer fireman over the years at numerous locations.

Kendal lived life serving God and always placed priority on family, which included several nieces and nephews on his wife's side of the family. Some of Kendal's favorite activities included spending time with his two furry felines, Kitty and Louie, enjoying the outdoors, and he had a keen interest in tractors and aviation. He was a lover of his mama's fried chicken and Blue Bell Ice Cream. Kendal always enjoyed moments of laughter and thrived as a perpetual prankster.

 

He is survived by his wife Sheila Bates of Louisville, Ky.
1 expectant child,  his mother,  Gloria Bates of Liberty, Ms.  2 Brothers, Darren Keith Bates and his wife Holly,  and James Kevin Bates, 
1 sister, Tammy Bates Mabry. 1 nephew Jaren Mabry,
1 niece Stacy Mabry Jackson, 1 great-nephew .  
Mother-in-law  Alison Gilchrist,  Father-in-law, Wayne Gilchrist.

 

Kendal is preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Bates, 
Maternal Grandparents, Herman Green and Gladys Wilkinson Green,  and his Paternal grandparents Aumock Bates and
Bitsy VanNorman Bates.

 

Visitation is Wednesday November 25, 2015  at
Brown Funeral Home inLiberty, Ms. beginning at 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home.  
Officiated by Rev. Billy Green.   
Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Chris Duck, Jason Foreman, David Bates, Adam Jackson, Rusty Brecheen, Roger Green, Jeff Green, Jaren Mabry.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on behalf of Kendal to the Christian radio station WAY-FM at www.wayfm.com or to
Kendal's unborn child's future education. Education funds can be mailed to USAA, 10750 McDermott Freeway, San Antonio, TX 78288. Education donations made payable to Sheila Bates, account number 4504.





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Jack Brandon Cavin, 81, of Crosby, MS passed away Friday,
October 30, 2015 at
Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.

Mr. Cavin was born  March 13, 1934, the son of
Clarence Clyde Cavin and Sallie Ford Cavin.  He was a member of Mars Hill Methodist Church in Crosby, Ms. and a former employee of the Princeville Canning Company in St. Francisville, LA.

 

Mr. Cavin is survived by One Son, Darrel Cavin of Knoxville, TN., and One Sister, Myrtie Hunter of Natchez, MS.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Clyde and           Sallie Ford Cavin.

One son, Mark Brandon Cavin; and
one brother, Clarence Clyde “Bud” Cavin, Jr.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS., Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015,  2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.    Graveside services are Monday,
November 2, at 10:00 A.M. at  Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville, MS.




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Joseph E. Robertson, 77, longtime resident of the Homochitto Community near Gloster, Mississippi,  passed away
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Meadville, Ms.  He was born June 2, 1938 to Clarence Eugene Robertson and Della Mae Poole Robertson. 

 

After high school, he attended Ole Miss, and was on the
National Championship Team of 1960. After graduation , he coached for over 20 years and helped his father  in his farming operation.   He served on the Boards of Farm Bureau and on the Amite County Co-op.  He was a member of  Mt.Vernon Methodist Church.

 

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Ann Taylor Robertson,  
his daughter Christie Hemphill and her husband B.B.  
2 Grandchildren, Blake Hemphill and Britney Gibson and her husband Jonathan.   2 Great-Grandchildren, Jon Lance Gibson and
Russ Gibson.    1 sister,  Lugenia Scarbrough and her husband David.  2 nieces  Anna Scarbrough and Katherine Scarbrough. 
And 5 other nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation is Thursday, October 15, 2015, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms. from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  
Visitation Friday is at Mt.Vernon Methodist Church in the
Homochitto Community,  from 12 Noon until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Friday at Mt. Vernon Methodist Church. 
Officiated by Rev. Larry Wallace and Bro. Paige Cothren.
Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Church Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers are Darwin Huff, Jason Ballard, Calvin Poole, Bob Hyer, Lyle Johnson, Robert Thornton, Michael Shuffield, and  Kenny Huff.





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Dolly Ruth McKlemurry, 78, longtime resident of Gloster, MS,
passed away
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Field Health Systems in Centreville, MS. She was born September 20, 1937 in
Sunflower County, MS. Ms. Dolly Ruth was the daughter of
James V. Willingham and Lorene Wilson Willingham. She was of the Baptist Faith and a former Manager of Bill’s Dollar Store in Gloster.

 

Ms. Dolly Ruth is survived by One Grandson,
David Scott McKlemurry, II of
Gloster; MS;

Two Brothers, Cary Willingham and wife, Debbie of Gloster, MS and

Gary Willingham and wife, Diane of Baker, LA.

Also survived by numerous Nieces and Nephews.

 

She is preceded in death by Husband, Frank McKlemurry.

Son, David Scott “Scotty” McKlemurry.

Parents, James V. and Lorene Wilson Willingham.

Three Sisters, Pauline Durham, Peggy Seale and Marjorie Havard.

Three Brothers, Thomas Willingham, James “Buddy” Willingham and Frank Willingham.

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS,

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Visiting continues Friday,
October 16, 2015 9:00 AM until time of Funeral Services Friday at 10:00 AM, at

Brown Funeral Home Chapel.  
Interment at Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.

Services Officiated by Rev. Brian Malone





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Delores Diana Brabham, age 59, of Gloster, Mississippi,
went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on
October 8, 2015.
She was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her passing. Delores has endured a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s, dementia,
 MSA and DLB for well over two years.

 

Delores was born on March 25, 1956 to Charlie Lee Brabham Sr. and Dorothy Allen Brabham of Amite, Louisiana.
Delores was a fun loving individual. She possessed an unwavering love for her family, however above all that, she was devoted
 to caring for her five grandchildren unconditionally. Her passion in life was the great outdoors. She enjoyed horseback riding, hunting deer and turkey as well as nature itself. Delores had a gift for
interior design, floral arrangements and actively pursued
photography as a hobby. Delores was afforded the opportunity to travel extensively during her career with Life Line,
for whom she performed sonograms.

 

She is survived by her son Robert Reid Longmire ll, his wife Shannon, and their children, Colby and Anne Marie: 
a step-son, David Reed, his wife Tara, and their children,
Briar and Leah Grace; 
and finally a step daughter,  Nikki Coleman, her husband Kane, and their daughter Masyn.

Delores is also survived by her mother, Dorothy Mae Brabham,
three sisters and a brother, Brenda and W.R. Taylor,   
Barbara and Don McDaniel of Magnolia,    Beverly and Wayne Gann,   Larry Dale and Suzanne Brabham.  
She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
 

Delores is preceded in death by her father, Charlie Lee Brabham, Sr. and her oldest brother, Charlie Lee Brabham, Jr.

 

 

Delores was blessed to have received home healthcare from the following skilled, loving caregivers; Ann Johnson, Pam Sheffield, Debra Waller, and her own mother, Dorothy Brabham, during her illness.

It goes without saying, that all who had the privilege of knowing or meeting Delores were blessed to have had the opportunity to do so.  She was a true Southern Lady, one who will be truly missed by so many.

 

Visitation is Friday, October 9, 2015, from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster.  Also visitation Saturday from
12:00 Noon until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, at Brown Funeral Home. Officiated by Rev. Robert Toney.
Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.





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Kimball Gill, 49, of Liberty, MS. passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.
Graveside Services: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM., at
Jacobs Cemetery near Liberty, MS.

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Jessie Latta Zachary, 89, of Liberty, MS, passed away
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at the Liberty Community Living Center in Liberty, MS. She was born Sept. 8, 1926 in Campbell, Texas.
Ms. Zachary was the daughter of Owen Lee Latta and

Addie Mae Baughman Latta.
She was a homemaker and a former church nursery worker.

 

She is survived by One Brother, Jim Lee Latta of Winnsboro, TX.

One Daughter, Neva Williams and husband, Jimmy of Liberty, MS.

Three Grandsons, Jeff Williams of Denham Springs, LA,
Jeremy Williams and wife, Angela, of Houston, TX, and
 Dr. Justin Williams and wife, Maranda, of Clinton, LA.

Five Great-Grandchildren, Ashlynn Williams, Hannah Williams,
Sarah Williams,
Ethan Williams and Nate Williams,
Numerous Nieces and Nephews.
“Best Friend,” Lisa Storms and Special Friend, Doris Moore.

 

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Owen Lee and
Addie Mae Baughman Latta of
Winnsboro, TX.   
Her Husband, James C. Zachary of Liberty, MS.

Two Sisters, Patsy Henderson of Tyler, TX, and
Irene Wright of Marshall, TX.

 

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, MS, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, 10:00 AM until time of Funeral Services Wednesday at 11:00 AM, from Brown Funeral Home in Liberty. 
Services officiated by Bro. George Storms. 
Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery, Liberty, MS.

 

Pallbearers are Jeff Williams, Jeremy Williams, Justin Williams,
Bobby Ballard, Robert Wright, and Justin Wright.

 

Family would like to extend special thanks to the Liberty Community Living Center Staff.

In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to,

Liberty Church of Prayer, P.O.Box 885, Liberty, MS 39645.



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Dorothy Lee Ashley, 83, of Crosby, Miss., passed away
Thursday, September 24, 2015 at her residence.  She was born
 March 16, 1932 in Deville, Louisiana, the daughter of
John Tillman Pecanty and Lena Ruth Beaubouef Pecanty. 
Dorothy was an L.P.N. for over 25 years and office  manager and C0-owner of  A. & P. Oil Field Supply for
28 years.

 

She is a longtime member of Perrytown Church of Christ near Crosby.

Survivors include her husband, Cage Ashley Jr., 
3 sons, Thomas Ashley and wife Jackie,  Tim Ashley and wife Sonia, and Patrick Ashley and wife Ruth Ann,  and
Daughter-in-law Diane Ashley.    
16 Grandchildren,  John Michael , James Christopher, Emily,  Erin,  Eli,
Hannah,  Kristina,  Dawn,  Kayla,  Diana,  Alyssa,  Cage,  Phillip, Nathan,  Andrew,  and  Jessica.  
8 Great-Grandchildren  and  
1 expectant Great-Grandchild. 
1 brother, Alton Pecanty and wife Betty, and

1 sister, Shirley Cliburn and husband Billy.  
And numerous nieces and nephews.
 

She is preceded in death by her parents John and Lena Pecanty.
2 sons,
Edward Gene Ashley and Cage Phillip Ashley, 
2 Brothers Mitchell Pecanty and
Huey Pecanty.
2 sisters, Oma Ruth Sullivan and Peggy Rodgers,  and a

close family member Charles Ray Bordelon.

Visitation is Friday, September 25, 2015 at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.  Also visitation Saturday,
from 9:00 A.M. until time of
funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, at Brown Funeral Home.  

Officiated by Bro. Bernard Waites.

Interment will follow in Ashley Family Cemetery near Crosby.

Pallbearers are Phillip Ashley,  Nathan Ashley,  Andrew Ashley,  Eli Ashley,  John Michael Ashley,  and  Cage Ashley.

 




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Deborah Lynn Higgins,  47,. of Liberty, Ms. passed away
Saturday, September 19, 2015, at her residence near Liberty, Ms.
She was born September 10, 1968 in Baton Rouge, La. the daughter
of Samuel Angus Patterson and Sharon Elane Delaney Patterson.

She was a homemaker, and a member of
the Liberty Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

 

She is survived by her husband William “Doc” Higgins.
 2 sons, Tyler Anthony Higgins and William Brady Higgins, and
her daughter Kristyn Denise Higgins. 
Her father Samuel Angus Patterson and her mother
Sharon Elane Delaney  Patterson. 
6 brothers, Timothy Lee Patterson, John Ray Patterson,
Paul Douglas Patterson,  Joseph Andrew Patterson, 
Jacob Alton Patterson, and Benjamin Owen Patterson, and her sister Rebekah Marie Patterson Phenald.    
Numerous nieces and nephews.  
Also survived by  4 brothers-in-law, George B. Higgins Jr., 
Herbert E. Higgins,  Richard P. Higgins,  and Barry W. Higgins, and 
2 sisters-in-law,  Alice Marie Bateman and Frances “Penny” Nettles. 

 

Preceded in death by Brother, David Wayne Patterson.
Father-in-law, George Benton Higgins Sr.,  Mother-in-law, 
Castillian Love Higgins,  and sister-in-law  Phyllis Jean Higgins.

 

Visitation is Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Liberty, Ms. , from  6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Also visitation on Wednesday from
1:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 3:00 P.M. at the Church.  Services presided by President Chris Hollis. 
Interment will follow in Higgins Cemetery near Liberty.




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Bobby G. Montgomery, 67, passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at his residence near Gloster, MS.

 

Graveside Services with Military Honors  will be held at 2:00 PM,  Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2013 at Roseland Cemetery in Gloster, MS. Visiting at the cemetery Wednesday, 1:30  PM until time services at 2:00 PM.

 

Brown Funeral Home, Gloster in charge of arrangements.




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Charles Edward Wheeler, 72, of Gloster, passed away
Sunday, September 20, 2015,
at his residence . 
He was born March 7, 1943 in Crosby, Ms., the son of
C.C. Wheeler and Myrtle Lee Wheeler.  
Charles loved the Lord and his church,
Gloster Church of the Nazarene.  He was a loving husband and father, an avid fisherman, and enjoyed playing golf.  
He was U.S. Air Force veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Kay Brown Wheeler.
 2 sons, Dwayne Wheeler and Keith Wheeler and wife Lacey. 
1 daughter, Stephanie Ford and husband Ken.
6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
1 sister, Betty Causey and husband Robert.
 2 brothers, Leroy Wheeler and wife Geneva, and
Roddis Wheeler and wife Barbara.
3 sisters-in-law, Kay Wheeler, Gaylon Wheeler, and Mildred Wheeler.  And numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister, Ethel Kelly, and
3 brothers, Earl Wheeler, James Wheeler, and Herman Ray Wheeler.

 

Visitation is Tuesday, September 22, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster  from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.  Visitation Wednesday from
9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home. Officiated by Rev. Greg Beaty  and
 Rev. Bill Griffith.  Interment will follow in Roseland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Tommy McNeil, Grant McCurley, David Wayne Williams, Justin Williams, James White, and Tom Allgood.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gloster Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 491, Gloster, Ms. 39638.




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Reggy Clemon Cupit, 82, passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 at the

Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson, LA. 
He was born March 14, 1933, at
McCall Creek, MS,  son of
Leon Cupit and Edmonia Arnold Cupit.  
Mr. Cupit was a
Veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Cupit is survived by one daughter, Cathy  Cupit  Amedee  and husband Mitchell.  One son, Reggie R. Cupit and wife Polly. 
Five grandchildren, Bridgett Bezet;  Amber Allen and husband, Chad;  Amanda LeBlanc and husband Brandon; 
Darla Summers and Davie Summers.
9 Great-Grandchildren.    2 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

One Sister,  Beverly Tullier and husband, James.

He is preceded in death by his parents,
Leon and Edmonia Arnold Cupit.

One Daughter, Tammy Cupit and nine Brothers and Sisters.

 

Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, MS.
Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, 9:30 AM until time of Funeral Services Monday at 11:00 AM at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty.

Interment will follow at New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in
 McCall Creek, MS.


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2 Timothy 4:7  I have fought the good fight,  I have finished the race,  I have kept the faith.

 Eddie Hillory Wilkinson, 79, of the Busy Corner community stepped into the presence of His Lord and Savior on
Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at Billdora Senior Care. Eddie was born on March 21st, 1936 in Wilkinson County the son of
Pink Hillory and  Willie “Ms Billie” Ray Wilkinson.

He was a well -known and highly respected logging contractor. He retired in 1997 but continued, to work in the logging industry as he was needed to help his fellow loggers.  His last working venture was farming in the delta.  Eddie was past president of
Pine Hills Country Club and past president of
Mississippi Traveler’s Motor Home Club.  Traveling ,camping, enjoying golf and visiting with his many friends was his passion during retirement. He was also past president of
Mary Springs Water Association and was instrumental in the establishment of the association’s independent well services, an accomplishment in which he took great pride.
Eddie was a faithful, active member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.                                

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Donna Copeland Wilkinson, three daughters, Angie Wilkinson, Barbara Wilkinson, and
Chris Wilkinson Terrell and husband Andy,
three granddaughters, Katie Terrell Thomas and husband Robert,
Kelli Anne Terrell, and Hillary Tucker and
one great-grandchild Dean Tucker. 
He is also survived by a sister, Martha Knight and husband Paul,
one brother, Gene Wilkinson and wife Julie and
numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

Visitation is Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Zion Hill Baptist Church from 1:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 3:00 P.M. at the church.  Interment followed at Mary Springs Cemetery.




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Martha Virginia Brabham, 79, longtime resident of Liberty, Ms.
passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015, at
Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb, Ms.  She was born February 4, 1936 in Lawrence County, Ms.,
 the daughter of Cabe Sexton Berry and Martha Mae Keen Berry.

Martha was a wonderful and devoted Mother and homemaker. She thought more of others than herself and always treated everyone with respect. She was a devout Christian and brought a lot of people to know the Lord. She was a longtime Sunday School Teacher and was loved by everybody.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Julius Quinn Brabham Jr.,
3 sisters, Ina Embree, Esther Thornhill, and Ellen Sills. 
2 brothers, James Spurgeon Berry and Joe Berry, 
and a special family friend, Billy Joe Beasley and his wife Betty.

She is preceded in death by Her parents.
Her husband, Julius Quinn Brabham, Sr.
Her daughter, Sandra Gail Brabham. 
 2 sisters, Pauline Armstrong and Louise Brent. 
3 brothers, Cabe Berry Jr.,  Earl Sexton Berry, and 
Eual Thomas Berry. 

                                                                                                                          Visiting Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, Ms. from 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home.

Officiated by Bro. Merrill Blalock and Bro. Melvin Blalock.
Interment will follow in New Zion Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers are Billy Joe Beasley, Phillip Oliver Brabham,
Thomas Chapman Jr.,
Dennis Blanchard, Danny Brabham, and
Brett Brabham



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ANNIE GRACE BATEMAN WILKINSON

 

Whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, think on these things. Annie Grace Bateman Wilkinson, who lived her life fulfilling her name “Grace”, went to meet Jesus on Thursday, September 3, 2015 in Slaughter, Louisiana. Granny Grace was born in Gloster, Mississippi on June 19, 1925. She resided in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for 38 years before returning to Gloster during retirement. She gave her life to the ministries of Lanier Baptist Church and Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She retired from Judson Baptist Association in 1981 as bookkeeper/secretary with 17 years of service. Ben and Annie Grace’s home was always open to anyone who had a need or just needed a shoulder. They were instrumental in beginning the Baton Rouge Seafarer’s Center as well as ministries to Angola and Jetson Correctional Institute. Granny Grace continued her ministry right up until her passing by sharing with the campers at
Judson Baptist Retreat Center.

Annie Grace is survived by one brother, Walter Bateman, a precious sister-in-law, Addie Kirkland,
one son, Bruce Wilkinson and wife Lynette, and
one daughter, Debi Morris and husband, Eugene.
Her beloved grandchildren are Lisa Sanford and husband, Rick;
Shana Hrbacek and husband, Todd;
Shane Wilkinson and wife, Melissa; Chad Wilkinson and wife, Lindy; Ben Morris and wife, Jessi; Josh Morris and wife, Tara; and
Trey Wilkinson.
She is also survived by her great-grands, Shelby Sanford Pendergrass and husband, Eric; Ryan Sanford, Matthew Sanford, Derrik Meador, China Meador, Cooper Hrbacek,
Bayli, Brayden and Brooklynn Wilkinson, Grant and Claire Wilkinson, Jace Johnson, Colby Morris,
Wanderson Baptichon, soon to be adopted; June and Ruben Morris and five great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents,
 Joel Frank and Hattie Leggett Bateman, husband, Ben Wilkinson,
son, Terry Neal Wilkinson, four brothers, Oscar Bateman,
Albert Bateman, Jim Frank Bateman and Bobby Doyle Bateman; and three sisters, Lillian Randall, Elouise Shuckrow and Viola Harrell.

 Pallbearers will be Shane Wilkinson, Chad Wilkinson, Ben Morris,
Josh Morris, Paul Payne and Robert Toney. Visiting at Judson Baptist Retreat Center, 10330 Peterson Road, St. Francisville, LA 70775
from 4-8 pm on Saturday, September 5, 2015 and
Sunday, September 6 from 2-3 pm followed by service
 at 3:00 pm officiated by Rev. T. W. Terral.
Burial in Roseland Cemetery, Gloster, Mississippi.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Judson Baptist Retreat Center, 10330 Peterson Road, St. Francisville, LA  70775 – Pastor’s Cabin Fund. Family would like to thank Grace Health and Rehab employees for making the last years of her life wonderful and for great care given.

 





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Paula Kay Akins, 59, of Liberty, Ms. passed away
Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Promise Hospital in Vidalia, La.  
She was born September 19, 1955 in Starkville, Ms. the daughter of Robert Barnhill and Edna Tyler Barnhill.
She was a retail clerk at U.S.M. and a housewife and homemaker.
She was a member of Tower Hill Church.

 

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Doug Akins.
Her  daughter, Tonya Akins Johnston. 
Her son Randall Douglas Akins.  
2  brothers, Robert D.. “Bobby” Barnhill and wife Judy, and
Jerry Barnhill and wife Mary.
1 sister, Cathy B. Edwards and husband Mike.
6 Grandchildren, Kelsea, Allie, and Tyler Johnston.
Destiny, Levi, and Steven Akins.


She is preceded in death by her parents. 
Infant sister, Sharon Joy Barnhill, and 1 brother, Terry Wayne Barnhill.

 

Visitation is Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Ms. from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. 
Visiting Wednesday, from 12:00 Noon until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday  at Brown Funeral Home.

Officiated by Rev. Sam Edwards and Rev. James Gray.  
Interment will follow in
Liberty Cemetery in Liberty, Ms.

 

Pallbearers are Brandon Hayden, James Hayden, Wiley Jackson, Dewayne Jackson, Jeremy Barnhill, Brandon Edwards, Wes Burns, and Mitch Whetstone.

Honorary Pallbearers are Billy Wayne Clark, Junior Pardin, Forrest Loupe, Jimmy Burns, and Nathan Temple.

 




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Marjorie N. Wilson,  retired Chemical Research and Development worker at Ethyl Corp,  passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her residence near Liberty, Ms. She was 94, a native of Brookhaven, Ms. She was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War ll, a member of Liberty United Methodist Church, 30 year club at Ethyl Corp. and Ethyl Girls.

 

She Is survived by 1 sister, Janice Gallman of Slaughter, La.  
5  Nieces, Beverly Fite of Gainesville, Ga.   Joan Lumpkin of Liberty, Ms. Kay Wilkinson of Liberty, Ms.,  Shirley Hall of Baton Rouge, La.  and Marilyn Rothwell of Spring, Texas. 
Nephews,  Jeff Gallman of Highpoint, N.C. and William L. Wilson of Denham Springs, La.  Other Nieces and Nephews from Lincoln City, Oregon; Numerous Great-Nephews, Great-Nieces and Great-Great Nephews.

 

Preceded in death by her parents, Thomas J. Wilson and Maggie Griffith Wilson. Her sister, Mignonne Wilson,  3 brothers, B.T. Wilson, Robert Earl Wilson, and Versie L. Wilson.  3 nephews, Kenny Gallman, Larry Wilson, and Ronnie Wilson. And a great-niece Ashley Fite.
 
Visiting at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, Ms. Tuesday, September 1, 2015,  from  5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.   Interment will be Wednesday, at 10:00 A.M. at  Greenoaks Memorial Park in Baton Rouge, La.

 

Pallbearersv will be Billy Joe Lumpkin, Andy Lumpkin, Bill Lumpkin, Kris King,  Richard Fite, Richie Fite.

Honorary pallbearers are Joe Wilkinson and Chris Wilkinson.

 




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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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Lorraine M. Forman, 85, native and longtime resident of
Gloster, Mississippi, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at
her daughters residence near Gloster. She was born
January 15, 1929  to James Howard McCurley and
Nannie Mae White McCurley. 

She is survived by 2 daughters, Nerita Carter and
Patty Freeman and her husband Jennings Sr.  
4 Grandchildren, Jennings Jr. and his wife Dana,
Lori Freeman Hart and her husband Al. 
Sandy Hastings and her husband David, and
Janet Wisner and her husband Allen.   
10 Great-grandchildren.       
3 sisters, Mary Lea Huff,    Flora Mae Freeman, and  Sandra Steele.

She is preceded in death by her parents,
her husband, William Polk Forman, 
her sister, Helen Goings, and
 2 brothers, William Howard McCurley and Melvin Douglas McCurley.

Graveside services were Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Roseland Cemetery.

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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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