Obituaries

Mr. J. D. Pugh Mr. J. D. Pugh of Brooksville, MS passed away Thursday April 12, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus, MS at the age of 80. His service was held on Sunday, April 15 from Brooksville Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. with Bro. Danny Avery officiating. Interment followed in Brooksville Cemetery. Mr. Pugh was born July 8, 1931 in Burnside MS. He moved to Brooksville in 1933 He was a banker and also a farmer until his retirement and still continued to do some farming. He was a Deacon of Brooksville Baptist Church, a Hamasa Shriner. He was devoted to his wife and family He leaves survivors; his wife Carol Pugh of Brooksville,MS ; one daughter Dinah Rauenhorst of Sumrall, MS; two sons Don Pugh of Columbus and Rusty Pugh of Tupelo, MS; three sisters Mary Ann Moses of Orlando, FLA; Ruby Katherine Moran of Orlando, FLA; and Joyce Nolen of Edina, Minnesota and one brother Redford Pugh of El Paso TX; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Any memorials can be made to Brooksville Baptist Church Cockrell Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements

Mr. John Lane Livingston Mr. John Lane Livingston, 69, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at his residence in Sebastopol, MS, where he lived most of his life. He was a member of Mt. Zion Church of God. Funeral services for Mr. Livingston was held at John E. Stephens Chapel at 10:00 A.M. Monday April 16, 2012 with burial following in Mt. Zion Church of God Cemetery with Reverands Howell Thrash and Bill Prestage officiating. Mr. Livingston is survived by his sisters Adell Pope of Sebastopol, Deborah M. Foncree of Forest and Pauline Prestage of Morton; brothers, Charles M. Livingston , Daniel Livingston and Kirby Livingston all of Sebastopol and George Livingston of Philadelphia; host of nieces and nephews and one great niece. John E. Stephens Chapel in charge of arrangements

Mr. Jimmy F. Oswalt Mr. Jimmy F. Oswalt, 66, passed away as North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Monday April 9, 2012. Funeral services were held at Coleman Funeral Homes in Ackerman Thursday April 12, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. with burial following in Wake Forest Cemetery near Sturgis. Mr. Oswalt was born in Oktibbeha County MS June 10, 1945. He was a member of Wake Forest Baptist Church and a retired Oktibbeha County employee. He is survived by his wife, Ann Scott Oswalt of Sturgis; one brother James (Tip) Oswalt of Columbus, four sisters Bonie Sue Libby of Porter TX; Jenny Steed of Kosciusko, MS, Barbara Stephens of Starkville, MS and Maedell Templeton of Sturgis, MS twelve nieces and nephews. Memorials to charity of your choice. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Florence (Teeny) Oxell Lyons-Moore Mrs. Florence (Teeny) Oxell Lyons-Moore, 76, passed awat at her home April 8, 2012 . Funeral was held at Mt. Ary M. B. Church near Philadelphia Thursday April 12, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverand Bennie Hopkins Sr. officiating. Mrs. Moore was born in Neshoba County April 27, 1935; a member of Mt. Ary M. B. Chuurch and a retired homemaker. She is survived by her husband Henry Moore of Kosciusko, MS and two sisters Arsula Lyons Lampley of Noxapater and Pauline Smith of Mobile, AL; and a host of nieces and nephews. William & Hampton was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Franklin Rudolph Powe Mr. Franklin Rudolph Powe, 77, passed in Jackson April 7, 2012. Funeral was held at New Hope U.M. Church Saturday April 14, 2012 at 12 A.M. with Reverand Clifford Pollock. officiating. Mr. Powe was born in Kemper County October 19, 1934; He is survived by his wife Vera Powe of Mobile, AL, four daughters; Norine Powe, Prinston Powe both of Milwaukee, WI; Jeanette Powe and Vivian Powe both of Mobile, AL one son Petro Powe of Mobile, AL and three brothers Ernest Powe of Laurel, MS, Emanuel Powe Jr. of Dekalb, MS and Emmitt Powe of Jackson,MS; nine grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. William & Hampton was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Larry “Peanut” McCullough II Funeral services were held for Mr. Larry “Peanut” McCullough II, Saturday April 7, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.. at John E. Stephens Chapel with burial following in Hester Cemetery. Reverend Lawrence Runnels and Dr. Eugene Dobbs were the officiating ministers. Mrs. McCullough 34, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He was a resident of the House Community and was a 1996 graduate of Neshoba Central High School. Mr. McCullough ‘s special interest was in music. He worked as an assistant band director at Choctaw Central High School. He was a member of the Drum Corp and Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Mr. McCullough is survived by his parents G.W. and Jimmie McCullough; two brothers Jeremy and Zackary McCullough all of Philadelphia, MS ; maternal grandparents Jack and Jean Talbert of House MS one nephew. Pallbearers are Daniel Cole, Shelby Talbert, Adam Talbert, Kenneth Talbert, Elter Wilson and Elijah Ben. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lucille Miles Reed

Mrs. Lucille Miles Reed, 94, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at her home in Columbus, MS. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 14th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Interment was in Harmony Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Reed was born December 24, 1917, in Winston County. She was a homemaker and a member of South Louisville Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Woodrow (Elisa) Reed of Philadelphia, MS, and Mike Reed of Louisville, MS; one daughter, Mary Conn of Columbus, MS; one sister, Eddie Mae Livingston of Louisville, MS; 27 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clint Reed; her parents, Lofford Miles and Martha Gregory; one daughter, Jerry Reed; and 4 sons, Ronnie Reed, Frank Reed, Terry Reed, and Henry Watkins Jr. Pallbearers were Mark Reed, Jason Reed, Shane Reed, Brandon Reynolds, Blaise Reynolds, and Chris Reed. Honorary pallbearers are Blake Reynolds and Blade Reynolds. Memorials may be made to the Harmony Cemetery Fund, 320 Harmony Baptist Church Rd, Louisville, MS 39339. To sign the guest book, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Macle Junita “Betty” Crocker

Mrs. Macle Junita “Betty” Crocker, 79, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at her home in Louisville. Graveside services were held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 17th, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Crocker was born July 22, 1932, in West Virginia. She was an inspector for Georgia Pacific, and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Cochran and Barbara Ann Adkins, both of Louisville; one son, John Bibbee of Louisville; one sister, Patty Marselle of Columbus, OH; six grandchildren, Jamie Lee Bibbee, John Michael Bibbee, Ernest Cochran Jr., Angelo Spradling, James Cochran, and Alice Duncan; 12 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Crocker; and her parents, John Franklin Riffle and Esta Alice Craigo. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org, or Sta-Home Health Agency, 1120 E. Main St., Philadelphia, MS 39350. To sign the guest book, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY

Mr. Mason “Sonny” Boyd

Mr. Mason “Sonny” Boyd, 68, was born, April 14, 1944. He entered into heaven to be with Jesus on April 14, 2012. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 17th, at Poplar Flat Baptist Church, with Rev. Jonathan Peeples officiating. Interment was in Poplar Flat Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mason “Sonny” Boyd was preceded in death by his father, Mason Boyd, Sr. of Montgomery, AL; and his mother, Maggie Wade Parker Boyd. He grew up on a dairy farm in Montgomery. He attended Auburn University, and then met his wife, Helen. He worked for Sable Steel of Montgomery, and then he and his wife and two children moved to Louisville, MS. He was a businessman for 15 years and a sales representative with Taylor Machine Works for 20 years. He and his son, Cody, had a tree trimming service for 2 ½ years. He had a love for horses and a God- given talent for woodwork. Crosses were what he loved building the most. He was a man who loved his family very much, but his most sincere love was for Jesus, our Lord and Savior. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Helen Boyd; a daughter, Kellie, and her husband, Hap Orr of Somerville, TN; a son, Cody and his wife, Angela Boyd of Louisville; and grandchildren, Olivia Orr, Elizabeth Ann Orr, J. Brady Orr, Mason Boyd, Chelsie Burns, and Kristen Burns. Sonny Boyd went to heaven on his birthday and this was the most wonderful gift he could have ever had. Pallbearers were Donnie Woodruff, Barry Black, Jerry Donald, Bennie Kirk, Pete Johnson, and Buster Orr. Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy. To sign the guest book, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY

Mr. Jimmy T. Roberson

Mr. Jimmy T. Roberson, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2012, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was at Nowell- Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Sunday, April 15, 2012, from 12 noon until service time. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Toby Halfacre and Rev. Bobby Joe Butler officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Roberson was born April 22, 1923. He was a member of Zion Chapel Pentecostal Church, and a retired truck driver for J. T. Reed. Mr. Roberson is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eva Stevenson Roberson; his daughter, Sherry Duran and husband, Donny, all of Louisville, Mississippi; and daughter, Linda Swindle and husband, John, of Noxapater, Mississippi; and his son, James Berlin Roberson and wife, Judy, also of Louisville, Mississippi. He is also survived by four sisters, Lillie Pearl Kiener and husband, Merle and Lola Merle Espenchied, both of Ohio, Maxine Butler and husband, Roy, of Caledonia, Mississippi, and Joyce Fettrow and husband, Dave, also of Ohio. Mr. Roberson has six brothers, Horace Robertson and wife, Inez, of Louisville, Mississippi, Milton Robertson and wife, Stella, of Ohio, Cloys Roberson of Michigan, Rev. Bennie Robertson and wife, Helen, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, Travis Robertson and wife, Elizabeth, of Louisville, Mississippi, and Roland Robertson of Jackson, Mississippi; and his brother-in-law, Elvis Vandevender. He is also survived by three grand- children, Traci Borlovan, Leslie Nagel and husband, Brad, and Clay Duran; as well as two great-grandchildren, Jacob Borlovan and Halle Nagel. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Etta Miles Robertson; and his sister, Edna Louis Vandevender. Pallbearers were Willie Earl Stevenson, Harley Eaves, Delbert Garretson, Stevie Breazeale, Billy Joe Jones, and Billy Strait. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS handled the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY

Edward “Ed” A. Richards

Edward “Ed” A. Richards died suddenly April 12, 2012, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born January 28, 1943, in Gulfport, MS, he was a son of the late John Homer and Mamye Fairley Richards. He was also preceded in death by his son, Edward A. Richard, Jr., and his brother-in-law Douglas L. Bostwick. Survivors include his wife, Lynn Sanders Richards; his daughter Stephanie Jane Richards, her husband, Steve Henry, and their son Edward John Richards Henry, of Tullahoma, TN; and step-grandsons Will and Trever Henry. Ed has one sister, Judy R. Bostwick of Albuquerque, NM; and one brother John H. Richards, Jr., of Madison, MS, and his wife, Norma. He leaves four nieces and one nephew. As a teenager, Ed began working for the Alamo Plaza Motel in Biloxi, MS, and continued through college. After graduation from Mississippi State University, where he enjoyed being a member and officer in the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, he joined the Mississippi Air National Guard. He married Lynn Sanders on June 18, 1967, in Drew, MS. In 1969 Ed accepted the position of general manager of the New Orleans Country Club and managed other country clubs in TX, MS, and TN, as a Certified Club Manager. Ed was an active member in the Presbyterian Church wherever he lived, serving as a deacon and an elder. He initiated the ice cream ministry for the neighborhood surrounding First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, TN, to encourage families to attend church. When Ed belonged to the Hendersonville, TN, Rotary Club, he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow recognition. His interest in antique vehicles led Ed to join the Appalachian Region AACA of Bristol, TN/VA, where he was serving as vice president. At the time of his death, he was teaching management and entrepreneurship at the Southeast Hospitality & Culinary College in Bristol, VA. He enjoyed his relationships with students, faculty, and staff . The family received friends on Monday, April 16 at Akard Funeral Home. His funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tues., April 17, in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Bristol, TN. His committal service will be at 2 p.m., Fri., April 20, in Coalville Cemetery at Biloxi, MS. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, TN, 37620 or to the Edward A. Richards Scholarship at the Southeast Hospitality and Culinary College, 100 Piedmont Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Email condolences may be sent to the family at akardfh@akardfuneralhome.com. Akard Funeral Home, 1912 W. State St., Bristol, TN, is serving the family of Mr. Richards. Ed lived his life to the glory of God. PAID OBITUARY