Obituaries

Mrs. Sarah A. Murphy April 4, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah A. Murphy. 63, were held at Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman on April 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. Rev. Tim Long & Rev. Jimmy Reed officiated. A native of Choctaw County, Mrs. Murphy was a retired Child Protection Services employee. Mrs. Murphy was a member of Salem Independent Methodist Church. Mrs. Murphy died on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Golden Living Nursing Center in Eupora. Survivors include husband, Don B. Murphy, Sr. of Ackerman; son, Brennon Murphy of Ackerman; daughter, Regina Jones of Ackerman; brother, Emmitt Andrews, Jr. of Mathiston; sisters, Bonnie Latham, Norvel Weeks, both of Eupora; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Patricia A. Power April 1, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia A. Power, 68, were held at Coleman Funeral Homein Ackerman at 11 a.m. on April 5, 2012. Rev. Dewitt Cutts officiated. Burial was held in Reed’s Chapel Cemetery near Stewart. A native of Choctaw County, Mrs. Power was a homemaker and quilter.Mrs. Power was a member of Blythe Creek Baptist Church near Mathiston. Mrs. Power died on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Pioneer Community Hospital in Ackerman. Survivors include husband, William Power of Weir; sons, Josh Power of San Antonio, TX, Larry Power of Winona, Stanley Power of Weir; daughters, Carolyn Fales of Eupora, Sherry Morgan of Rainsville, AL; brother, James Arnett of Selmer, TN; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Bobbie Jean Bruce April 7, 2012 Funeral services for Ms. Bobbie Jean Bruce, 81, were held graveside at South Union Methodist Church Cemetery near Ackerman on April 9, 2012 at 1 p.m. Rev. George Buell, Rev. Bryan Carrubba, and Rev. Jerry Lawson officiated. A native of Choctaw County, Ms. Bruce was a legal secretary. Ms. Bruce was a member of South Union Methodist Church. Ms. Bruce died on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. Survivors include brother, Jimmy Dale Bruce of Ackerman.. Family suggests memorials to South Union Methodist Church Cemetery Fund and/or charity of choice. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Adart Ashford March 31, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Adart Ashford, 61, were held at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church on April 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. Rev. James Boyd officiated. A native of Choctaw County, Mr. Ashford was a retired factory worker. Mr. Ashford was a member of Reform M.B. Church of Choctaw County. Mr. Ashford died on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Pioneer Medical Center in Ackerman. Survivors include parents, John and Vivian Ashford of Ackerman; daughters, Angela Whitmore of Ackerman, Shuana Harris of Southaven; sons, Jonathan Ashford of Sikeston, MO, Santony Ashford of Weir; sisters, Dorothy Harper of Memphis, TN, Barbara Manuel of Ackerman, Dianne Coleman of Laplace, LA, Charlsie Kirby of Houston, Vera Dubose of Chicago, IL. Williams, Herring, and Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Rose Bradford Massey Rose Bradford Massey, 97, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville with her loving family by her side. She was born in Winston County October 6, 1914 and was retired with University Cleaners. She was a life-long seamstress and homemaker. She was also a member of Bevill Hill United Methodist Church. Massey is survived by her daughters, Melba Smith, and Wanda Sue Bradford of Starkville, MS; a sister, Dorothy Hamill of Louisville, MS; 2 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Visitation was Monday, April 9, 2012 at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville. A funeral service were held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Bevill Hill Methodist Church in Winston County conducted by Rev. Don Hooper. Burial followed in the church cemetery. You may go online and sign the guest register at www.welchfuneralhomes.com.

Mr. Gerald Fox Gerald Fox, 76, died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Aurora Health and Rehab. He was born in Tupelo on March 22, 1936 to James Carter and Johnny Evelyn Fox. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a longtime employ of Babcock and Wilcox. Graveside services were Tuesday at the Mississippi State Veterans Cemetery in Newton with Bro. Jim Sallee officiating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Gay Fox of Louisville and Conna W. Montgomery of Pontotoc; one son, Cory Barnes of Santa Clara, CA; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Alena Duffy Coburn Funeral services were held for Mrs. Alena Duffy Coburn, 98, Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Church of God in Christ with interment following in Memorial Gardens. Dr. Fred Idom was the officiating minister. Mrs. Coburn was born in Louisville March 31, 1914 and died March 31, 2012 at County Medical Center in Fatetteville, GA. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Church of God in Christ. She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. May Pearl Bowden Funeral services were held for Mrs. May Pearl Bowden, 79, Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Still Valley M. B. Church with interment following in Memorial Gardens. Dr. Benjamin Pittman was the officiating minister. Mrs. Bowden was born in Louisville November 7, 1932 and died March 30, 2012 at her home in Louisville. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Moriah M. B. Church in Louisville. She is survived by two daughters Pamela G. Shelton and Cassandra Nelson; four sons John E. Thomas, Rennard Bowden, Anthony Thomas and Eric O. Thomas; two sisters Bessie D. Malone and Queen E. Yarbrough; one brother Eddie W. Logan; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a host of Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Marie Childress Fuller

Mrs. Marie Childress Fuller, 76, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 6th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Lawrence Runnels and Mr. Mike Fuller officiating. Interment was in 16th Section Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Fuller was born May 26, 1935 in Winston County. She was a homemaker, a member of the Betheden Homemakers Club, and a member of Wess Chapel Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Robby (Melinda) Fuller, and Danny (Teresa) Fuller, both of Louisville; one daughter, Cindy (Danny) Keene of Louisville; two sisters, Lillie Mae Flake of Louisville, and Nancy Starnes of Ackerman; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Fuller; one son, David Keith Fuller; and one grandson, David Levi Tennyson. Pallbearers were Andy Childress, Robby Childress, Keith Flake, Stacy Palmer, Mike Childress, and Wayne Childress. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Jimmie Hazel Shurden

Mrs. Jimmie Hazel Shurden, 99, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Louisville Care Center LLC in Louisville, MS. Graveside services were held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2012, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Louisville, Mississippi, with Henry Shurden officiating. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of local arrangements. Mrs. Shurden was born December 26, 1912. She was a homemaker and a member of Jesus Name Church . Mrs. Shurden is survived by her son, Henry Shurden and wife, Jeanette, of Noxapater, Mississippi. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Mitchel Brian Shurden, Timothy Glen Shurden, Leigh Ann Shurden Gregory, Nathan Scott Shurden, Larry Taylor Shurden, Jr., Jeffrey Shurden, and Julie Delaine Shurden; as well as 10 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Shurden was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence M. Shurden; parents, Henry D. and Florence Cummings Cannon; daughter, Juanita Holland; and son, Larry T. Shurden. Pallbearers were Mitchel Shurden, Glen Shurden, Glenn Gregory, Taylor Shurden, Jr., and Jeffrey Shurden. Memorials may be given to the American Red Cross. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS handled the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY

Mr. John Craig Dempsey

Mr. John Craig Dempsey, 41, passed away on April 3, 2012, in Brandon, Mississippi. Visitation was at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Friday, April 6, 2012, from 10 a.m. until service time. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2012, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Keen officiating. Interment was in Whitehall Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Martha Dempsey; his daughter, Amy Dempsey; and his son, Ian Dempsey, all of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He is also survived by his parents, Noble and Grace Dempsey; and two brothers, Mark Dempsey and wife, Tabby, and Jason Dempsey and wife, Christy all of Louisville, Mississippi. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS, is handling the arrangements.

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Mrs. Mary Clyde Edmonds

Mrs. Mary Clyde Edmonds, 94, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS. Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 7th, at New Hope Baptist Church in Longview, with Rev. Frankie Tomlinson officiating. Interment was in Craig Springs Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Edmonds was born April 2nd, 1918 in Louisville, MS. She was a 1932 graduate of Louisville High School, retired supervisor for Garan Inc., and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Glen George Edmonds, and Jerry (Katie) Edmonds, both of Starkville; one sister, Naomi Ming of Louisville; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Garner, Amber Williamson, Randi Woods, and Jorga Wilson; and 2 great grandchildren, Trey Williamson and Brayleigh Williamson. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Wise Jackson and Archie Lee Edmonds; her parents, Floyd Hamill and Lucy Wicker; a daughter, Mary Lee Farley; a sister, Camillia Stokes; a brother, George Hamill; and one grandson, Mike Edmonds. Pallbearers were Brady McMillin, Larry Smith, Bubba Herrington, Joe Morris, Chuck Dawkins, Mike Cain, and Will Hutchinson. Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy. To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY