Obituaries

Mr. Johnnie Lee Grant

Funeral Services for Mr. Johnnie Lee Grant, 75, were held at 2pm on June 30, 2013 at Beck Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend William Haynes officiated. Burial followed in Memorial Garden.

A resident of Louisville, MS, Mr. Grant was a laborer. Mr. Grant died Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Winston County Medical Center in Louisville, MS.

Survivors include his daughter, Regina Grant of Marion, MS; his sons Jessie Palmer of Tupelo, MS, Johnnie Grant Jr., and Ellis Lee Grant, both of Scooba, MS; his sister Goldie Coleman of Louisville, MS; and his brother Jerry Tiller of Louisville, MS; as well as 14 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Henry Clay Higginbotham

Mr. Henry Clay Higginbotham, 75, passed away on June 25, 2013 at his residence in Mashulaville, Mississippi.  Visitation was Friday, June 28, 2013 from10 a.m. until service time at Mashulaville Baptist Church.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. at Mashulaville Baptist Church on Friday, June 28, 2013 with Rev. Bobby Parish officiating.  Interment followed in Mashulaville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Higginbotham was born on September 20, 1937, to John Jackson and Addie Comens Higginbotham.  He was a member of Mashulaville Baptist Church and he retired from the Mississippi Forestry Commission.

Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his wife of 54 years, Peggy Sue Vaughn Higginbotham of Mashulaville; his son, Ricky Higginbotham of Nanih Waiya; and three daughters:  Tammy Cade of Mashulaville, Kim Garrett of Meridian, Mississippi, and Tina Buchanan of Crawford, Mississippi.  He is also survived by his sister, Gaddie B. Holdiness of Preston, Mississippi; and by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Shane Baty, Allen Higginbotham, Mike Randazo, Bryan Dill, Buddy Chappell, and Michael Chappell.  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 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com

 

Mr. Willie James Triplett

Funeral services for Mr. Willie James Triplett were held at 2pm on June 29, 2013 at Beck Funeral Home in Louisville, MS. Reverend Joe B. Glass officiated. Burial services followed at Mt. Vernon.

A resident of Louisville, MS, Mr. Triplett was al. Mr. Triplett died Sunday, June 23 at his home in Louisville, MS.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Triplett; his daughters, Sorthia Edmonds of Ft. Polk, LA; and two step-daughters, Rotunda Riddle and Shamalisha Riddle, both of Louisville, MS; his sons Samuel Triplett of Texas and Stanley Triplett of Union, MS; his three step-sons, Bobby Triplett, Rico Riddle, and Carlous Riddle all of Louisville, MS; his sisters, Lillie B. Gibson of Rockford, IL, and Janice Cambell of Louisville, MS; as well as 20 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Richard Henry Lee Walker

Funeral services for Mr. Richard Henry Lee Walker were held at 11 a.m. on June 29, 2013 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Louisville, MS. Reverend James Morris officiated. Burial followed in Memorial Garden.

A resident of Louisville, MS, Mr. Walker was a Laborer. He was also a member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Louisville. Mr. Walker died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Meridian, MS.

Survivors include his four daughters, Min. Linda Walker Brown of Louisville, MS, Gloria Walker of South Holland, IL., Min. Helen Walker Coe and Edna L. Walker both of Chicago, IL; his sons, Richard Walker Jr., and Roland Walker both of Hazel Crest, IL., and Willie Walker of Peoria, IL.; as well as 30 Grandchildren, 42 Great Grandchildren, 10 Great Great Grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.