Obituaries

Ms. Chyna Unique Willis May 24, 2012 Funeral services for Ms. Chyna Unique Willis, 13, were held at Unity M.B. Church on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 2 p.m. Elder James A. Young officiated. Burial at Mt. Sinai. Ms. Willis was a member of Calvary Apostolic. Ms. Willis died on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Winston County Medical Center in Louisville. Survivors include mother, Kenisha Hughes of Louisville; father, Kendrick Hughes of Moss Point; sisters, Deasia Hughes of Louisville, Kenaya Jackson of Gautier, Kalisia Hughes of Moss Point, Kennedy Hughes of Pascagoula, My’Kala Luckett and My’Kyla Luckett, both of Carthage; brothers, Lakendrick Bishop of Starkville, Denylon McGram of Moss Point, DeAngelo Willis, Sianquis Willis, Stephen Lee, all of Louisville, Cameron Hughes of Duck Hill, Kendreal Carr and Notorious Hughes of Texas. Williams & Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. James W. Carter May 30, 2012 A private family graveside service for Mr. James W. Carter, 82, was held on Thursday May 31, 2012 at Enon Cemetery. A native of Winston County, Mr. Carter was a retired purchasing agent for US Motors and served in the US Air Force. Mr. Carter was of the Catholic faith. Mr. Carter died on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at his residence in Ackerman. Survivors include sons, James G. “Jim” Carter of Ackerman, John P. Carter of Florida; daughter, Judy Henning of Ackerman; sister, Maureen Perkins of Louisville; numerous grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Michael Lee Garey May 24, 2012 Memorial services for Mr. Michael Lee Garey, 62, will be held at a later date. Mr. Garey was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #4 in Memphis. Mr. Garey died on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Survivors include mother, Mary Jo Garey; brothers, John Garey, Jerry Garey; sisters, Brenda Holloway, Jackie Hitt, Cathy Pannell. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Martha Jean Lewis May 25, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Jean Lewis, 49, were held at Mt. Pleasant No. 2 MBC on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. Rev. Curtis Johnson officiated. Mrs. Lewis was a native of Winston County. Mrs. Lewis died on Friday, May 25, 2012 at her home in Louisville. Survivors include mother, Lizzie Triplett of Noxapater; daughter, Tina Moore of Louisville; son, Deon Lewis of Louisville; sisters, Elizabeth Culberson, Carol Dotson, both of Noxapater, Brenda Triplett of Louisville; brothers, Clifford Triplett, Lester Triplett, both of Louisville, James Arness Triplett of Noxapater, James Wess of Starkville; 4 grandchildren. Williams & Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Wynell V. Banks June 3, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Wynell V. Banks, 86, were held graveside at Hopewell Baptist Cemetery near McCool on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 3 p.m. Larry Vanlandingham officiated. Mrs. Banks was a housewife. Mrs. Banks was a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Sweetwater, TX. Mrs. Banks died on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Pleasant Hill Nursing Home in Jackson. Survivors include son, Richard Joe Banks; brothers, Larry VanLandingham; sisters, Hilda Blanton, Cornelia Davis, Shirley Davis, Alice Holland, Dorothy Leahy; 1 grandchild, 1 great grandchild. Family suggests memorials to Alzheimers Association. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Annie Mae Tatum Evans Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Mae Tatum Evans was held at 10 am Saturday, June 2, 2012 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John Stephens officiating. Interment was in Evans Tabernacle Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Evans, 95, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, MS. She was born on December 9, 1916 in Jones County, MS. She lived most of her life in Union, MS where she owned and operated Pat’s Grocery. Mrs. Evans was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Evans is survived by her daughter, Margie Barnett of Philadelphia, MS; sister, Mable McKnight of Devers, TX; brother, Vester Crocker of Buckholt, TX; (3) Grandchildren,(5) Great- Grandchildren and (5) Great-Great-Grandchildren. Pallbearers are Dale Yates, Brandon Tatum, Steve Milling, Gerald Ezelle, Mike Foy, Jimmy Stevens, Ken Walker & Freddie Joe Hollingsworth.

Mr. Austin Wilson Funeral services for Mr. Austin Wilson was held at 3 pm Monday, June 4, 2012 at Rocky Hill Church of God with Rev. Matt Clark, Rev. Nick Chambers officiating, along with Rev. Brett Cooper officiating the graveside. Interment was in Rocky Hill Church of God Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Wilson, 87, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center-Leake in Carthage, MS. He was a farmer. He enjoyed fishing and going to church. Mr. Wilson was a member of Rocky Hill Church of God. Mr. Wilson is survived by his sons, Jimmy Wilson of Sebastopol, MS; Johnny Wilson of Phila, MS; brother, Johnnie A. Wilson of Sebastopol, MS; (4) grandchildren; (6) great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and neighbors. Pallbearers are Charlie Wilson I, Charlie Wilson II, Bobby Wilson, Wayne Wilson, Michael Wilson, Jerry Wilson, Eddie Thorne & Michael Watkins.

Mrs. Ruth A. Burton Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth A. Burton will be held at 3 pm Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Ocobla Baptist Church with Rev. John Stephens officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5 PM Tues., June 5, 2012 at John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services. Mrs. Burton, 74, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Laird Hospital in Union, MS. She was born June 3, 1937 in Magee, MS. Her last public occupation was at Bobby’s Country Store. Mrs. Ruth’s hobbies was cooking. She was a member of Ocobla Baptist Church. Mrs. Burton is survived by her daughters, Donna Leopold of Navarre, FL & Debra Burton of Phila, MS; sons, Dewey Burton Jr. of Phila, MS, David Burton of Union, MS; Daniel Burton of Phila, MS; brother, Bert Bryant of Vicksburg, MS; (10) grand-children. Pallbearers are Neal King, Mike Lewis, Marcus Dupree, Joey Hedgepeth, Bruce Bounds, Ruskin Clay, Randy Watkins and Stan Stewart.

Mrs. Rita Hemphill Hall

Mrs. Rita Hemphill Hall, 63, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at her home in Noxubee County. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 2nd, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. David Keen officiating. Interment was in Sardis Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hall was born October 29, 1948, in Louisville, MS. She was beautician, and she worked at Piggly Wiggly for many years. She was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Reed Hemphill; and a sister, Shirley Pruitt. She is survived by her husband, Donny Hall of Macon, MS; her father, James Hemphill of Macon. MS; one daughter, Tammy Fulton of Macon, MS; three step-daughters, Donna Williams of Oklahoma City, OK, Sherry Akins of Gordo, AL, and Amanda Price of Louisville, MS; one sister, Marlene Lentz of Hazel Park, MI; one brother, Johnny Hemphill of Louisville, MS; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Clyde Palmer, Jerry Hemphill, Jason Hemphill, Danny Marlon Sullivan, James Johnson, and Marty Ray. Memorials may be made to the Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703.

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