Obituaries

Mrs. Mattie Patridge Burton Mrs. Mattie Patridge Burton, 75, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2012, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Thursday, October 4, 2012, from 1 p.m. until service time at Whitehall United Methodist Church in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at Whitehall United Methodist Church with Rev. Kyle Ivy officiating. Interment will be in Whitehall United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Burton was born March 27, 1937. She was a member of Whitehall United Methodist Church and she was a homemaker.

Mrs. Burton is survived by her son, Silas Walter Burton, Jr., of Louisville, Mississippi; her step-son, Bobby Burton of Beulah, Mississippi; four sisters: Mary Ann Griffin of Mathiston, Mississippi; Shirley Arney of Sturgis, Mississippi; Christine Black also of Mathiston; and Linda Kitchens of Stewart, Mississippi. She is also survived by three brothers: Thomas Wayne Patridge of Eupora, Mississippi; Jimmy Patridge of Mathiston, Mississippi; and Eddie Patridge of Maben, Mississippi. She also has four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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.

Mrs.Veterine Thames Funeral services of Veterine Thames was held Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 2:00 P. M. at Pleasant Ridge M.B. Church, Noxapater, MS with Rev. Joe Glass officiating. Burial followed at Friendship Cemetery in Gholson, MS.

Mrs. Thames passed away at Baptist Medical Center in Columbus September 22, 2012. She was born September 13, 1952. She was a member of Pleasant Grove M. B. Church.

She is survived by her Mother, Ethel Thames, two daughters Tabitha Triplett and Carnetta Thames; three sons, Stacy Thames, Marcus Thames and E.W. Thames; two sisters, Florine Thames and Ethel Thames ; five brothers Lester Thames, Willie Thames, Lenard Thames, Amos Thames and Fredrick Thames; twenty-one grandchildren, three grandchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville, MS was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Marlene Collins McDew Funeral services of Marlene Collins McDew was held Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 11:00 P. M. at Wesley U. M. Church, Louisville, MS, with Rev. James Morris officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Gardens

Mrs. McDew passed away in Louisville September 20, 2012. She was born November 28, 1952. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Mrs. McDew was a homemaker.

She is survived by her three step-daughters Gloria Moore of Louisville, Belinda Kincaid of Mariette GA and Glenda Kincaid of Kennasaw GA; sons: Joihn Kindcaid of Starkville ad one step-son Marcolm Kincaid of Biloxi, MS ; two brothers Johnnie M. Collins of Chicago, IL and Duane A. Collins of Holly Springs MS; two grandsons, aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville, MS was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Orville Kea Funeral services for Mr. Orville Kea were held at 2 pm Thursday, September 27, 2012 from John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Eric Sharp officiating. Interment was in White Oak Cemetery with John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kea, 83, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He retired from the military. Mr. Kea drove a school bus for 20 years for the Neshoba Central School System. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of White Oak Baptist Church.

Mr. Kea is survived by his sons, Bobby Kea of Sibley, LA and Terry Kea of Phila, MS; sisters, Betty Adams of Edinburg, MS and Linda Bane of Phila, MS; brother, Pug Kea of Phila, MS; (2) grandchildren; a host of nieces & nephews.

Pallbearers are Jerry Greenlee, Mike Snow, Daniel Dearing, Michael Bane, Stanley Breazeale & Bobby J. Kea Jr.

Mildred McDavid

Mildred McDavid, 87 of Columbus, MS passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Trinity Healthcare, Columbus, MS.

A Memorial Service was held Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM in Salem Cemetery, Macon, MS with Bro. Wes Jones officiating and Lowndes Funeral Home,Columbus, MS directing.

Mrs. McDavid was born June 20, 1925 to the late Floyd and Reba Latham in Greenville, MS. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Macon, MS and moved to Columbus 9 years ago from Louisville, MS. Mrs. McDavid enjoyed cooking, sewing and was a family caregiver. She retired in 1993 as a dietician with Noxubee General Hospital, Macon, MS after 20 years of service.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. McDavid is preceded in death by her husband, Lumford Bramlett McDavid, Jr.; an infant child and 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Mrs. McDavid is survived by her 5 daughters, June Sims, Kosciusko, MS, Carolyn Robertson, Columbus, MS, Kaye Jones, Columbus, MS, Cathy (Frank) Sanders, Louisville, MS and Lynn Coleman, Jackson, MS; brother , F. G. Latham, Jr., Greenville, MS; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213. PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Mary Lois McGaugh

Mrs. Mary Lois McGaugh, 83, died Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Winston Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 25th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Dowd and Rev. Larry Haggard officiating. Interment was in Rural Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. McGaugh was born September 1, 1929, in Louisville, MS. She was a retired seamstress with Angelica Corp. She was a member of Hinze Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pearl and Lois Watts; and three brothers, Edward E. Watts, Guy Sullivan Watts, and John Doyle Watts.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Robinson of Noxapater, MS; two sons, Kenneth Thompson and Roy Thompson, both of Louisville; four sisters, Nancy Mohlenkamp of Lake Placid, FL, Margie McClurkin of Tampa, FL, Barbara Stokes of Petal, MS, and Betty Luke of Pearl, MS; six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ricky Reynolds, Allen McClurkin, Jerry Saxton, Gary Hillhouse, Daniel Thompson, and Andy Watts.

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Mrs. Fern Wentzel Henderson

Mrs. Fern Wentzel Henderson, 94, died Monday, September 24, 2012, at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 30th, at Center Ridge United Methodist Church, with Rev. Larry Haggard officiating. Interment was in Center Ridge Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Henderson was born April 30, 1918, in Reading, Pennsylvania. She was a retired receptionist for a physician’s office. She was a 1934 graduate of Mulhenburg High School in Reading, PA. She was a past Worthy Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of St. Stephens United Methodist Church in Columbus, MS.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald D. Dowd, Sr.

She is survived by two sons, Rev. Mike Dowd of Louisville, MS, and Donald D. Dowd, Jr. of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Center Ridge Cemetery Fund, 836 Shiloh Road, Louisville, MS, 39339.

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Mr. Bobby Van Smyth

Mr. Bobby Van Smyth, 81, died Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at The Care Center of Louisville. Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 28th, at First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Scott Phillips and Dr. Bob Schwanebeck officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Smyth was born May 12, 1931 in Louisville, MS. He was the son of Ruby Vanlandingham and Sylvester Hayes Smyth. He was a graduate of Louisville High School, and received his B.S. degree from Mississippi State University, where he majored in Industrial Management. After graduation from MSU, Bobby spent 17 years in South Louisiana with National Supply, a division of Armco Steel. He moved back to Louisville in 1974 and was co-owner of Lake Tiak O’Khata. He was an Air Force veteran and a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Vera Smith Smyth of Louisville; two daughters, Lou Ann (Frank) Gaulding of Covington, GA, and Jennifer Tillman of Tucson, AZ; a son, Harold Hayes Smyth of Fort Pierce, FL; a sister, Sylvia R. Clark of Louisville; twelve grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

Bobby was a kind and gracious man, who seldom met a stranger and always offered a generous smile and warm “hello” to everyone he met. He lived a life of integrity and honor as he fulfilled the roles of devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son. He loved the Lord, cherished his family, and treasured his friends. He was a man of great strength and quiet dignity, whose unselfish and caring heart endeared him to all.

Pallbearers were Bobby Lightner, Michael Lightner, Jeremiah Lightner, Matthew Tillman, Steve White, and Phillip Cunningham. Honorary pallbearers are Elders of First Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn., Palmer Home for Children, or First Presbyterian Church.

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Mr. Rudolph Holton

Mr. Rudolph Holton, 90, born in Louisville, Mississippi, on November 15, 1921 to Robert Henry and Leona Barnhill Holton, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2012, in the State Veteran’s Home, Kosciusko, Mississippi, with his wife and family by his side.

Mr. Holton was a Veteran of the U. S. Army during World War II serving in Normandy, North France, and Rhineland. He served in the Army for 3 and 1/2 years and was captured by the Germans and imprisoned by 109 days in the German Prison Camps. Upon his discharge from the military, he received the Purple Heart as well as numerous other medals and meritorious citations.

Mr. Holton was a graduate of Calhoun High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Mississippi State University.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Norine Moore Holton; one son, Dr. Ron Holton of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Tanya Holton and Salenthia Holton Scott both of Brandon, Mississippi; one sister, Pearl Robinson of Louisville, Mississippi; one granddaughter, Shauna Holton; three grandsons, Dr. Lance Holton, Ryan Underwood and Christopher Scott; numerous half-brothers, half-sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

His parents preceded him in death.

The family received friends from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2012, at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home, 6011 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, Mississippi.

The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012, in the chapel of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, where visitation began at 2 p.m. and continued until service time. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery in Louisville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the State Veteran’s Home, 310 Autumn Ridge Drive, Kosciusko, MS 39090. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS, handled the local arrangements.

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