Obituaries

Mr. Edward Herrington

Funeral services for Mr. Edward Herrington were held at 2 PM Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John Stephens officiating. Interment was in Hester Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Herrington, 67, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, MS. He worked as a millwright for Weyerhaeuser. He served ten years with the National Guard. He was a member of Mt. Nelson Baptist Church.

Mr. Herrington is survived by his wife, Kay Chadwick Herrington of Phila, MS; mother, Clara Ada Herrington of Phila, MS; daughter, Windi Copeland of Phila, MS; son, John Herrington of Ridgeland, MS; sisters, Nell Holland of Carrolton, TX, Marie Glass of Phila, MS and Charline Brannon of Destin, FL; (4) grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Sherman Robertson, Robbie Marshall, Prentiss Stovall, Fred Luke, Earl Cumberland, Chalmus Massey, Allen Cosgrove, Buddy Holland, Chris Holland and Jack Reed Jr.

 

Mr. Lamar (Speedy) Warren

Funeral services for Mr. Lamar (Speedy) Warren will be held at 4 PM Wed., September 4, 2013 at New Zion Pentecostal Church with Rev. Wayne Wilson and Rev. Randall Dunaway officiating. Interment will be in Henry’s Chapel Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Warren, 63, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Neshoba General Hospital. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He did body and fender repair and had worked at Wells Lamont Corporation. He was pentecostal by faith.

Mr. Warren is survived by his wife, Beth Martin Warren of Phila, MS; daughters, Mandy Bradley of Carthage, MS and Mistie King of Carthage, MS; sons, Landon Lamar Warren of Phila, MS; sisters, Dorothy Kirkland of House, MS, Annie Dee Spears of Phila, MS, Betty Kelley of Noxapater, MS and Diane Scarbrough of Ovett, MS; brothers, Bill Warren of Phila, MS, Robert Warren of Phila, MS, Charles Warren of Phila, MS and Ray Warren of House, MS; (7) grandchildren; (2) great-grandchildren; host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Dr. Patrick Kirkland, Jason Martin, Juane Kirkland, Joel Martin, Mark Odom, James Warren, Charlie Collins, James Scarbrough, Ronnie Hunter, Todd Mitchell, Harold Lovern, Walter Woodson and Jerome Lovern.

 

Mr. James Edgar Pickett

Mr. James Edgar Pickett, 99, died Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, Sept. 4th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Noxapater, MS. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:30 PM until service time at the Porter Funeral Home.

Mr. Pickett was born March 25, 1914, in Noxapater, MS. He was retired from farming and construction, and was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Edgar Pickett; his wife, Ava Pearl Pickett; and a son, Jimmy Dale Pickett; two brothers, John Pickett and Hosie Pickett; and three sisters, Mildred Spitzer, Cleo Holland, and Eddie Mae Taylor.

He is survived by a son, Eddie (Kathy) Pickett of Madison, MS; a daughter, Barbara Jo Pickett of Portsmouth, VA; a step-daughter, Judy (Fern) Lachance of Dalzell, SC; a daughter-in-law, Diane Pickett of Noxapater; two sisters, Dorothy Willford of Frostproof, FL, and Billie Irby of Collierville, TN; a brother, Byron Pickett of Havana, FL; 9 grandchildren, David Barbee, Danna Barbee Huddleston, Dale (Cathryn) Pickett, Darrin (Lynda) Pickett, Denise (Doug) Hepp, Kaytie (Drew) Hayslett, Tallie (Daniel) Anderson, Patrick (Holly) Lachance, and Ryan (Tess) Lachance; and 9 great grandchildren.

The Pickett family would like to thank Melba Reed and the staff at the Beehive Home for their care and compassion during his time there.

Memorials may be made to CARA Animal Rescue and Adoption, (carams.org) 960 N. Flag Chapel Rd, Jackson, MS, 39209. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.

 

Rev. Tommy Cherry

Rev. Tommy Cherry, 68, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was at Ellison Ridge Baptist Church in Louisville on Saturday, August 31, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2013, at Ellison Ridge with Rev. Paul Blanchard officiating. Interment will be in Ellison Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Bro. Cherry was born on October 23, 1944, to Thomas Wayne and Georgia Frye Cherry. He served as a pastor for 33 years during which times he served Sabougla Baptist Church in Calhoun County, Mississippi and Parkview Baptist Church in Leland, Mississippi. For the past 15 years, Bro. Cherry has pastored at Ellison Ridge Baptist Church and for the last eight years, he dually pastored at Yellow Creek Baptist Church both in Louisville. He is also remembered for many years of dedicated service as a volunteer chaplain at Diamond Grove Treatment Center and at Baptist Children’s Village in Nanih Waiya. Bro. Cherry answered the call of his country by serving seven years in the United States Navy during which time he served two terms of duty in the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lorraine Cherry of Louisville; and his daughter, Beth Wasson and husband, Philip, of Greenville, Mississippi. He is also survived by his sister, Donna Kay Morton (John) and his brother, Eddie Cherry (Terrie) all of Marshall, Texas. Bro. Cherry has three grandsons, B. J. Wasson, Walker Wasson, and Chase Wasson. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Susie Coffman.

Pallbearers will be Willie Sloan, Clyde Prisock, Edward Stokes, Tim Flora, Larry Hemphill, Tommy Trosper, Charles Johnson, and David Livingston. Memorials may be given to Ellison Ridge Baptist Church, c/o Kathy Carr, 13 Ellison Ridge Church Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

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.

 

Mr. John Hubert Dempsey

Mr. John Hubert Dempsey, 77, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at the Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Sunday, September 1, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 2, 2013, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Dowd and Rev. Owen Gordon, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Dempsey was born on February 28, 1936, to John Burney and Ruby Giffin Dempsey. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and he was a retired construction worker. He faithfully served his country by serving in the United States Army. Mr. Dempsey was also a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

John Hubert is survived by his wife of 55 years, Thelma Dean Dempsey; his daughter, Tracy McCully and husband, William; and his granddaughter, Myrrah Elizabeth McCully all of Louisville. He is also survived by his sisters: Topsy Hickox (Bill) of Fitzgerald, Georgia; Carol Crosby (Ron Vorreryer) of Pascagoula, Mississippi; and Lottie Whitmire (Shelton) of Louisville. He also has two brothers, David Lynn Dempsey and Jimmy Boyd Dempsey (Joann) both of Louisville. Mr. Dempsey is preceded in death by his parents.

Serving as pallbearers will be Cully Hudspeth, Noah Corcoran, Joe Vowell, Michael Ingram, William Vowell, and Joel McCully. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 10713 Hwy 14 West, Louisville, MS 39339.

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. Maxine McCool

Mrs. Maxine McCool, 86, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was Friday, August 30, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. at Noxapater Methodist Church in Noxapater, Mississippi, on Saturday, August 31, 2013, with Rev. David Meadows officiating. Interment followed in Noxapater Methodist Cemetery.

Mrs. McCool was born on January 22, 1927, to Littleton Worthy and Lottie Craig Estes. She was a member of Noxapater United Methodist Church and a retired teacher with more than 40 years of teaching young people in Noxapater, Louisville, and Lobutcha schools. Mrs. McCool also taught the Wesley Sunday School class at Noxapater Methodist Church for more than 55 years.

She is survived by three sons: Michael McCool (Sabrina) of Ridgeland, Mississippi; Marc McCool (Carrie) and Robert McCool (Pam) all of Louisville. Mrs. McCool is also survived by two sisters, Jean Woodruff of Louisville and Elsie Carter (J. C.) of Noxapater; and by three brothers: Jerry Estes (Ilene) of Louisville, Bob Estes (Faith) of Noxapater, and Dee Estes (Patti) of Prentiss, Mississippi. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Gwen LaRose (Brian), Tyler McCool, Lindsey McCool, Katie McCool and Peyton McCool, as well as two great-grandchildren, Chole and Lawson LaRose. Mrs. McCool is preceded in death by her husband, Dee McCool, her parents, and two brothers, Wayne Estes and M. O. Estes.

Serving as pallbearers for Mrs. McCool will be Hal Estes, Patrick Estes, Joey Estes, Brian LaRose, Donnie Woodruff, and James Earl Dickens. Memorials may be given to Noxapater Methodist Cemetery Fund, c/o Helen Webb, P. O. Box 552, Noxapater, MS.

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.