Obituaries

Ms. Ruby Mae Holley Funeral services for Ms. Ruby Mae Holley were held at 10 AM Thursday, June 28, 2012 from John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Shawn Holley, Rev. Hank Pilgrim and Rev. Adrian Holley officiating. Interment will be in Henry’s Chapel Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Holley, 76, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at her residence. She was born and reared in Neshoba County and was retired from Neshoba General Hospital Laundry department. She was Pentecostal by faith.

Ms. Holley is survived by her daughters, Anita Long, Dawn Pilgrim, Libby Case and Latasha Dearing; sons, Rusty Holley, David Holley, Royce Holley, Shawn Holley and Joey Holley;sisters, Marie Lovern and Margie Watkins, all of Phila, MS; brothers, Kenneth Pope of Pascagoula, MS and Bobby Pope of Phila,MS;(36)grand-children; (63) great-grandchildren; (1) great-great- grandchild; host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Arthur Holley, Rusty Holley, Brad Holley, Kyle Holley, Dustin Holley, Cody Pilgrim.

Mrs. Brenda S. Nunn June 25, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda S. Nunn, 63, were held at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church in McCool on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. Rev. Fred Davenport, Rev. Greg Chamblee, and Rev. Owen Gordon, Jr. officiated.

Mrs. Nunn was a retired assistant school teacher . Mrs. Nunn was a member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Nunn died on Monday, June 25, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Survivors include mother, Johnnie Mae Stevenson of McCool; daughters, Amy Deason of Flowood, Donna Shea of Ackerman, Emily Starnes of Louisville; sister, Linda Morgan of McCool; 10 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.

Family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Coleman Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Delois Hannah Sunday, June 24, 2012 Funeral services for Ms. Delois Hannah, 61, were held at 11:00 pm, June 30, 2012 at Bethlehem M.B. Church in Sallis.

Memorials may be sent to Dotson Funeral Home 4078 Prairie Point Road Macon, MS 39341.

Ms. Nancy Mae Mattox Nave Thursday, June 21, 2012 Funeral services for Ms. Nancy Mae Mattox Nave, 62, were held at 2:00 pm, June 30, 2012 at New Hope United Methodist Church in Macon.

A resident of Macon, Ms, Nave was a homemaker. She was also a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.

Survivors include son Tracie Nave of Houston, TX; a daughter, Sholanda Nave of Dallas, TX; and a son William Nave of Jackson; four sisters Sally McCain of St. Louis, MO; Verlie Clay of Macon; Jewel Barrow of Columbus; and Flora Mattox of Macon; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces nephews and cousins.

Memorials ma be sent to Dotson Funeral Home 4078 Prairie Point Road Macon, MS 39341. Dotson Funeral Home of Macon was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Leven Lee Smith June 13, 2012 Graveside services for Mr. Leven Lee Smith, 81, were held at 11:00 a.m. June 19, 2012 at New Hope Cemetery. Brother John Work officiated.

A resident of Louisville Mr. Smith was a laborer. Mr. Smith died June 13, 2012 at Winston County Medical Center.

Survivors include sisters Bessie Wells of Louisville, and Evergreen McDonald of Noxapater, Brothers Earvin Shoumaker of Noxapater and Jimmie Cole of Louisville and a host of nieces nephews and other relatives and friends. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Johnny William Boyd June 22, 2012 Funeral Services for Mr. Johnny William Boyd, 60, were held at 11 a.m. June 30, 2012 at Brown Ridge M.B. Church. Pastor James Steele officiated.

Mr. Boyd was a resident of Dekalb. He was also a member of Brown Ridge M.B. Church.

Mr. Boyd died June 22, 2012 at his home in Dekalb.

Survivors include his son Antonio Hampton of Dekalb, sisters Florine McShephard and Mary Monroe Both of Dekalb, Ms, brothers Sam Bennamon and Walter Boyd both of Dekalb, Donald Boyd of Preston, Lee Allen Boyd of Fort Worth, TX, and William Boyd of Chicago, IL, and a host of nieces nephews cousins and friends. Hampton Funeral Home of Dekalb was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Horace Leon Hayes June 24, 2012 Memorial services for Mr.Horace Leon Hayes, 86, were held at 11 a.m. on June 30, 2012 at Bethany Presbyterian Church of Louisville. Pastor Joseph Etua officiated.

Mr. Hayes was a resident of Ackerman. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church of Louisville. Mr. Hayes died June 24, 2012 at his home in Ackerman.

Survivors include his wife Georgena Hayes, daughters Alberta Hayes Taylor of Arlington, TX and Cassandra Hayes Westmoreland of Tupelo, sons Thearon D. Hayes of Ashville, NC, Isadore W. Hayes, USN Ret., Gregory L. Hayes, USAF Ret., Corwin L. Hayes, USAF Ret., all of San Antonio, TX, sisters Thelma Thomas of Decatur, GA Betty C. Miller of Louisville, brothers, Roger Hayes of Bellville, MO, 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Beck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Walter “Big Brent” Eaves June 24, 2012 Mr. Walter “Big Brent” Eaves, 33, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, in Winston County, MS. Funeral services were held at 10 A.M. Wednesday, June 27, at Old Mars Hill Pentecostal Church, with Rev. Lonoia Burks officiating. Interment was in Old Mars Hill Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Eaves was born October 29, 1978, in Louisville, MS. He was an employee of Gookin Quick Lube, and was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Zackary Eaves and Brock Eaves, both of Philadelphia, MS; his parents, Walter and Betty Manning Eaves of Philadelphia, MS; and two brothers, Wendell Eaves and Phillip Eaves, both of Gautier, MS.

Pallbearers were Richard Watkins, Brent Woods, Michael Woods, Hubo Boatner, Casey Boatner, Donnie Boatner, Dammon Sciple, and Danny Sciple.

Memorials may be made to the Old Mars Hill Cemetery Fund. To sign the guest book, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.

Mabel Barrett Palmer June 14 Mabel Barrett Palmer, a social worker noted for her leadership in rehabilitation of the mentally ill, died June 14 at Poydras Home in New Orleans. She was 92. Born in Louisville, Miss., and raised in Noxapater, Miss., she had lived in New Orleans since 1951. She was a deacon at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church.

She is survived by loving cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 30, at 10 A.M. at Noxapater Baptist Church, with Rev. Trent Bilbo officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Noxapater. Memorials to St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church or to Poydras Home. Special thanks for their care go to Poydras Home and Hospice Compassus. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.

Mrs. Hazel Marvine Kelley

Mrs. Hazel Marvine Kelley, 88, of Pascagoula, MS passed away peacefully in Moss Point, MS, surrounded by her family, on June 30,2012.

Marvine was born in Winston County, MS on April 2, 1924 to the late Guy Jack and Triphennie Reed Sellers. She was a longtime resident of Prentiss, MS until 1998 when she moved to Pascagoula to be near her sons. She was a member of Ingalls Avenue Baptist Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Eastern Star.

She is preceded in death by her husband James E. Kelley Sr.; six sisters, Eunice Eaves, Maggie Lee Haggard, Minnie Mae Eaves, Avis Hill, Mavis Wright and Gwen Burrell; two brothers Audrey Sellers and Guy Jack Sellers Jr.

She is survived by her two sons, Jim Kelley (Wanda) and Richard Kelley (Chris); daughter, Marva L. Slimp (Scott); grandchildren, Lori Lynn Case, Kelley Diane Slimp, and Christopher Sean Kelley; great granddaughter Cameron Embry; and sister Modean Moore.

Visitation was held at Heritage Funeral Home in Escatawpa, MS on Monday, July 2,2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services was held at Whitesand Baptist Church in Prentiss, MS on Tuesday July 3,2012 at 1:00 PM with a viewing beginning at 12:00 PM noon. Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Heritage Funeral Home is Escatawpa, MS was in charge of arrangements.

You may view and sign an online register book for Mrs. Kelley at www.heritagefuneralhome.us. PAID OBITUARY

Mr. Paul D. Guthrie

Mr. Paul D. Guthrie passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2012, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, at 87 years of age after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born on September 10, 1924, to Jim and Minnie Guthrie. He was a member of Noxapater United Methodist Church. He began his career with the military during World War II and retired in 1972. Afterwards, he worked with Department of Defense Contractors in Saudi Arabia and Iran.

He is survived by his wife, Odine; grandson, John and wife, Courtney; great-granddaughters, Ella and Anna; and brothers, James Guthrie and Harvey Guthrie and wife, Shirley; brothers-in-law, James Russell and Jim Curto, as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his son, Paul Randal “Randy” Guthrie; his parents; his brother, Roger Rhubel Guthrie; sisters-in-law, Irene Russell Curto and Etta Lee Guthrie; his grandmother, Gertrude Wright; and special aunt, Gertie Peden.

A time of visitation began at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, with funeral services beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Reed and Rev. Chris Vowell officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Noxapater, Mississippi. Arrangements were under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home of Louisville, Mississippi.

Pallbearers were John Wright, Ed Clyborn, Charles Reed, Charles Mason and Jack Mason.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Katherine Hemphill

Mrs. Katherine Hemphill, 88, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012, at the Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was Monday, July 2, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Nowell- Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Rook and Rev. Bobby Joe Butler officiating. Interment was in Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Hemphill was born March 4, 1924. She was a member of Crystal Ridge Baptist Church where she was an active member of the church until her health failed her. One of her most pleasurable times was going on tours where she enjoyed visiting with everyone on the tour. She was energetic and always had a smile on her face. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and was a food service worker with the Louisville Public School system. Mrs. Hemphill is survived by her daughter, Sandra Clark, of Louisville, Mississippi. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Peggy Ward and husband, Rod, Dianne Cunningham and husband, Carter, Tommy Clark, Angela Rivera, and Jodie Lynn Andrews. She has 14 great-grandchildren, Coleman Ford, Rion Blevins and wife, Leslie, Roland Ray and wife, Bonnie, Janie Ward, Mariah Clark, Mallie Jane Rivera, Alexander Ward, Colin Ward, Cassi Ward, Aaron Rivera, Jakob Cunningham, Scotty Cunningham, Jessie Edwards, and Evan Edwards. Mrs. Hemphill also has six great-great- grandchildren, Will Ford, Austin Ray, Lily Ford, Tori Blair, Tommy Ray, and Hunter Blevins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Burkes Hemphill; her parents, Noah and Alpha Sullivan Hollis; her brother, Milton Hollis; her son, Jodie Donald Hemphill; her daughter, Melba Hemphill; her granddaughter, Martha Manning; and four infant children. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, James Randall Hemphill Reed; her great-grandson, Kyle Clark Ray; and her great-great-grandson, Jacob Ray. Pallbearers were Tommy Clark, Rion Blevins, Coleman Ford, Doug Sullivan, Jerry Sullivan, Evan Edwards, and Danny Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandsons. Memorials may be given to Sardis Baptist Church cemetery fund, or Crystal Ridge Baptist Church cemetery fund. Arrangements were under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Katherine Hemphill

Mrs. Katherine Hemphill, 88, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012, at the Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was Monday, July 2, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Nowell- Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Rook and Rev. Bobby Joe Butler officiating. Interment was in Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Hemphill was born March 4, 1924. She was a member of Crystal Ridge Baptist Church where she was an active member of the church until her health failed her. One of her most pleasurable times was going on tours where she enjoyed visiting with everyone on the tour. She was energetic and always had a smile on her face. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and was a food service worker with the Louisville Public School system.

Mrs. Hemphill is survived by her daughter, Sandra Clark, of Louisville, Mississippi. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Peggy Ward and husband, Rod, Dianne Cunningham and husband, Carter, Tommy Clark, Angela Rivera, and Jodie Lynn Andrews. She has 14 great-grandchildren, Coleman Ford, Rion Blevins and wife, Leslie, Roland Ray and wife, Bonnie, Janie Ward, Mariah Clark, Mallie Jane Rivera, Alexander Ward, Colin Ward, Cassi Ward, Aaron Rivera, Jakob Cunningham, Scotty Cunningham, Jessie Edwards, and Evan Edwards. Mrs. Hemphill also has six great-great-grandchildren, Will Ford, Austin Ray, Lily Ford, Tori Blair, Tommy Ray, and Hunter Blevins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Burkes Hemphill; her parents, Noah and Alpha Sullivan Hollis; her brother, Milton Hollis; her son, Jodie Donald Hemphill; her daughter, Melba Hemphill; her granddaughter, Martha Manning; and four infant children. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, James Randall Hemphill Reed; her great-grandson, Kyle Clark Ray; and her great-great-grandson, Jacob Ray.

Pallbearers were Tommy Clark, Rion Blevins, Coleman Ford, Doug Sullivan, Jerry Sullivan, Evan Edwards, and Danny Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandsons.

Memorials may be given to Sardis Baptist Church cemetery fund, or Crystal Ridge Baptist Church cemetery fund.

Arrangements were under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com PAID OBITUARY

Bess Hull Boswell Noxapater, MS

Bess Hull Boswell was born in Louisville, Mississippi, on June 18, 1924, to Archie Reed Hull and Frances Gage Hull. She was Salutatorian of Louisville High School in 1942. She graduated from Mississippi University for Women, the “W”, in 1946, with a major in English and Fine Arts.

She was an artist and an author, publishing her last work, a novel, in 2002. She taught high school English and after returning for a Master of Education at Mississippi State University, taught Elementary School in Philadelphia, Mississippi for a number of years. She also assisted her husband in the century-old family business, Boswell Rexall Drugs. She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, a past member of the Red Hills Fine Art Club, the New Era Club, and the Noxapater Civic Club. She was an active member of the Noxapater United Methodist Church, a choir member, and Sunday teacher for many years.

Mrs. Boswell, 88, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Church Street Personal Care facility in Ecru, Mississippi. Visitation was at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Friday, June 29, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Noxapater United Methodist Church with Rev. David Meadows officiating and Rev. Roger Shock assisting. Interment was in Noxapater United Methodist Church Cemetery.

She is survived by her only sibling, Barbara Hull Green, of Itta Bena; and her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Herman Frank Boswell, Sr., of New Orleans, Louisiana. She is also survived by six children, Dr. Susan Boswell Johnstone and husband, Jim, of Pontotoc, Mississippi, Webb A. Boswell, Jr. of Noxapater, Mississippi, Dr. Scott Hull Boswell and wife, Connie, of Jasper, Alabama, David Boswell and wife, Elizabeth, of Kemah, Texas, Kenny Boswell and wife, LeAnn, of Noxapater, Mississippi, and Will Boswell and wife, Joni, of Forest, Mississippi. Mrs. Boswell is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 5 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Webb Boswell, Sr.; and two nephews, Richard Jackson Boswell and James Douglas Green.

Serving as pallbearers were her nine grandsons, Michael Hull Johnson, David D. Richardson, III, Colin Johnstone, Taylor Boswell, Webb Arnold Boswell, III, Chris Boswell, Trent Boswell, Zach Boswell, and Nick Boswell.

Memorials may be made to Noxapater United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 282, Noxapater, MS 39346. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY