Obituaries

Mr. S. V. Lee Funeral services for Mr. S. V. Lee, 64, were held Saturday September 1, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at First Baptist M. B. Church in Kosciusko, MS with interment in Brooks Cemetery in Kosciusko, MS. Mr. Lee was born November 22, 1947 and passed away August 27, 2012. Dotson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Dominguez Oshay Clark Funeral services for Mr. Dominguez Oshay Clark, 30, were held Saturday September 1, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Abraham M. B. Church in McCool, MS with interment in Abraham Chapel Cemetery in McCool, MS. Mr. Clark was born July 23, 1982 and passed away August 25, 2012. Dotson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Minnie E. Boatman Funeral services for Ms. Minnie E. Boatman 93, were held Sunday September 2, 2012 at 1100 A.M. at House of Prayer Church of God in Kosciusko, MS with interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Kosciusko, MS. Ms. Boatman was born August 13, 1919 and passed away August 29, 2012. Dotson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lendale Merritt Funeral services for Mr. Lendale Merritt 34, were held Sunday September 2, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Tipton Street Gym in Kosciusko, MS with interment in Plantation M. B. Church Cemetery in Ethel, MS. Mr. Merritt was born December 29, 1977 and passed away August 25, 2012. Dotson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Paul Pattridge Funeral services for Mr. Paul Pattridge 61, was held Sunday September 2, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. Graveside Crape Creek with interment in Crape Creek Cemetery. Mr. Pattridge was born February 18, 1951 in Batesville, MS and passed away September 1, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starksville, MS

Mr. Pattridge was a member of Huntsville Presbyterian Church and served in the US Marine Corp during the Vietnam War Survivors are his wife Pearl Pattridge of Stewart, MS two sons, Dewayne Henning and Doug Henning both of Ackerman and two daughter; Donna Green of Stewart and Michelle Wilburn of Tulsa, Oklahoma, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Ms Joan Combest Goss

Funeral services for Ms Joan Combest Goss 63, was held Wednesday August 29, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at M t Moriah Church with interment in Memorial Garden, with Rev. Benjamin Pittman officating. Ms. Goss was born January 25, 1949 and passed away August 23, 2012 at home in Louisville, MS

Ms. Goss was a member of Mt. Moriah Church . Survivors are one daughter Deandrea Goss of Louisville; two sons Boris Combest of Memphis, TN., and Jareel A. Combest of Houston TX; one sister Louise Combest Lee of Louisville, five brothers; Robert Combest of Gautier, MS, Wilburst Combest and Charles Combest both of Chicago IL., Forest and Tommy Combest of Louisville, four grandchildren and a host of nieces nephews and other relatives and friends..

Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs Fronie Angelalene (Gillispie) Davis Funeral services for Mrs Fronie Angelalene (Gillispie) Davis 80, was held Saturday September 1, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Still Valley M. B. Church with interment in St James Cemetery, with Rev. William Haynes officating. Mrs. Davis was born July 17, 1932 and passed away August 24, 2012 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, MS

Ms. DAVIS was a member of Still Valley M. B. Church .

Survivors are two daughters Sendie Ann Bates and Angelia Marie Davis both of Louisville; three sons Howard Kent Davis, Robert Lee Davis and Jimmie Davis all of Louisville, one sister Kathy Clyde Coleman of Louisville fourteen grandchildren seventeen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild and a host of nieces nephews and other relatives and friends.. William and Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Algie Marie Little

Mrs. Algie Marie Little, 90, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2012, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was Friday, August 31, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2012, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Pender and Rev. Herbert Nettleton officiating. Interment was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Noxapater, Mississippi.

Mrs. Little was born on October 2, 1921. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Noxapater.

Mrs. Little is survived by three nieces, Joanne Luke (Glen), Lynn Watson (Carey), and Susie Sims (Ray); three nephews, Lonnie Hobby (Donna), Bo Hobby (Donis), and John Albert Young (Kathy); as well as a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Zack Little; her parents, G. W. and Emma Harlan Young; two brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers were Charlie Womble, Billy Wade Clark, Bobby Pierce, Ray Sims, Evan Kemp, and Allen Goodin. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Bobby Jack Parks, Dewayne Rushing, and J. W. McBrayer.

Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North 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. Cecile Johnson

Mrs. Cecile Johnson, 72, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2012, at Anderson Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. Visitation was Saturday, August 11, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2012, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Taylor Yarbrough officiating. Interment was in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson was born on October 9, 1939, in Bay Springs, Mississippi. She moved to Louisville in 1969 and she was a member of First Baptist Church of Bay Springs.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by one daughter, Sonja Yarbrough of Louisville, Mississippi; and three sons, Berry Johnson and wife, MaryAnne, also of Louisville, Stacey Johnson and wife, Vicky, of Eupora, Mississippi, and Scotty Johnson of Louisville. She is also survived by her sisters, Doris Strickland Thornton of Bay Springs and Mildred Strickland Jones of Union City, Tennessee; and her brother, Carl Strickland also of Bay Springs. She also has seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chesley F. “Johnny” Johnson; her granddaughter, Kristi Johnson; her parents, Edgar and Willie Strickland; two brothers, Edward and Doyle Strickland; and son- in-law, Stevie Yarbrough.

Pallbearers were Brandon Howell, Phillip Miller, Doug King, Eric Johnson, Thomas Peterson, Jeff Hill and Casey Johnson.

Arrangements were under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY

Mildred Long

Tupelo – Mildred Lovorn Long, 86, died Thursday, August 23, 2012, at her home in Tupelo. She was born June 17, 1926 to Henry Tom and Abbie Fulcher Lovorn. She attended Mississippi State University where she became a teacher and taught for thirty-three years in public schools. She loved to read, sew, work in her garden, and take care of her grandchildren. She delivered Meals on Wheels and volunteered at the Clothes Closet for the church. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Tupelo where she was also a member of the Mary Richie Circle and Belle Bennet Sunday school class.

Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012, after visitation at the Jefferson Street Chapel with Rev. Jim Curtis and Rev. Lynn Mote officiating. Burial was in Middleton United Methodist Church Cemetery. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Suzanne Long Trott (O’Neal) of Gautier; two sisters, Mary Ruth Moody of Philadelphia, Kathy Humphries of Louisville; one son, Stan L. Long of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Jana Hoobler (Ben) of Gautier, Justin Trott (Tracey) of Ocean Springs, Elise McMasters (Trey) of Shannon, and Elizabeth Vaughan (John) of Shannon; six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Pallbearers will be David Moody, John Vaughan, Trey McMasters, Justin Trott, Ben Hoobler, and Mark Moody. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Belle Bennet Sunday school class and the Mary Richie UMW.

Visitation was held 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Green Valley Boys Ranch, 780 Old Mill Pond Road, Louisville, MS, 39339. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY

Emma Elizabeth Ellis Nunnally April 11, 1909 – August 31, 2012

Known as “Libby and Elizabeth”, she was born on April 11, 1909 near Louisville. Her mother (Beulah Frazier Ellis) was assisted by a midwife. The doctor arrived several hours later in his horse drawn buggy.

Since her father (Herbert Mayfield Ellis) was the local school teacher, she started school at the early age of 3 and attended school in a one room school house where her father taught all 6 grades. Her mother was a home maker. She had 2 sisters, Gussie Mae (nee Kirkpatrick) and Louise (nee Chapman) of Louisville who predeceased her. She and her sisters learned at a very early age how to cook, can vegetables, make jams/jellies, kill farm animals, and smoke and salt meat for preservation.

Her father desired that she and her sisters have a better education so they were enrolled in the city school of Louisville which meant quite a walk each day. She rememberered “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1918 when the school adjourned at 11:00 a.m. and all students were marched to the county courthouse where the “Star Spangled Banner” and “(America) – My Country Tis of Thee” was sung. She and her sisters then walked home. Their mother was surprised since she had no idea that WW I was over since the family did not own a radio.

In the early 1920’s the Ellis family moved to 316 North Church Street where Elizabeth and her sisters were raised.

She graduated from Louisville High School in 1927 as salutatorian of her class.

Elizabeth married Peyton Alvin Nunnally in 1929 and worked in retail clothing stores, where the term “ready-to-wear” was popular, until about 1980. She and her husband traveled extensively with friends in the USA. They drove to Chicago to the World’s Fair in 1939 and once to Pikes Peak in Colorado. She assisted her husband on the local Rationing Board during WW II where they were responsible for rationing gasoline, sugar, and bacon to local residents. Elizabeth lived in or near Louisville for 89 years. In 1998 she moved to Marriottsville, MD. To be near her son (John Nunnally), daughter-in- law, Marilyn, and her 2 grandchildren, Susan Barner and husband, Kevin, and Laura Sanchez and husband, Kenneth, and 4 great- grandchildren, Payton and Reid Sanchez, Ryan and Jewel Barner. At 89, she helped move into a house near John and Marilyn in Marriottsville, Maryland where she lived until age 98 (2007), when she moved to an assisted living facility near Marriottsville.

Having been born early in the Twentieth Century, she witnessed two World Wars, the Great Depression, space travel and the computer age. She had a remarkably heathy and wonderful life with 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, devoted son and daughter-in-law. She attributed her longevity to a combination of a strong mother, father, husband, a devoted immediate family, many friends and being a life long member of the Louisville Presbyterian Church which her ancestors help establish in 1836, and where funeral will be held.

She is predeceased by husband, Peyton Alvin Nunnally; mother, Beulah Frazier Ellis; father, Herbert Mayfield Ellis; sisters, Gussie Mae Kirkpatrick, and Louise Chapman.

Friends may call at Porter Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7th and Saturday, September 8th from 8:00-10:00 a.m. Funeral service will be held at the Louisville Presbyterian Church at 11:00 a.m. on September 8th with interment in the Louisville Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Rev. Christopher Keipe of Philadelphia, MS.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers to please make a contribution in her name to the Louisville Presbyterian Church at P.O. Box 506, Louisville, MS 39339. To sign guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY