Obituaries

Mr. William Phillip Fancher April 17, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. William Phillip Fancher, 84, were held at McCool Baptist Church in McCool on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. Rev. Johnny Watkins, Dr. Ronnie Saver, and Rev. Curly D. Brown (graveside) officiated. Burial at McCool Cemetery. Mr. Fancher was a veteran of WWII. Mr. Fancher was a member of Bowie Chapel Independent Methodist Church in McCool. Mr. Fancher died on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at his residence. Survivors include wife, Dean Clements Fancher of McCool; daughter, Wanda Fancher Bass of Jackson; sons, Charles Phillip Fancher and James Dean Fancher, both of McCool; brother, David T. Fancher of McCool; sister, Martha Fancher Brasher of Winfield, AL; 6 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Charles Fancher, James Fancher, Joseph Bass, Phillip Fancher, Bradley Fancher, and Daniel Fancher. Jordan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Laurie Perry Fulce April 18, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Laurie Perry Fulce, 92, were held at Ackerman United Methodist Church in Ackerman on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10 a.m. Rev. Rob Faulk and Rev. Bryan Carrubba officiated. Burial at Salem Cemetery near the Chester Community. A native of Choctaw, Mrs. Fulce was a retired business owner and homemaker. Mrs. Fulce was a member of Salem Independent Methodist Church. Mrs. Fulce died on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at her residence in Ackerman. Survivors include sons, Johnny M. Fulce and Tommy Fulce, both of Ackerman; brothers, Hayward Perry and J.T. Perry, both of Ackerman; sister, Maurine Burkes of Hurley; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Family suggests memorials to Salem Cemetery Fund or charity of choice. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Allen Pierce April 15, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Allen Pierce, 71, were held at John E. Stephens Chapel in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 2 p.m. Rev. David Nelson, Rev. Ben Laird, and Rev. Ray Spence (graveside) officiated. Burial at Antioch Cemetery in House. A native of the House Community, Mr. Pierce was a retired poultry and cattle farmer as well as a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Pierce was a member of Beach Springs M.B. Church. Mr. Pierce died on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. Survivors include wife, Charlotte Cole Pierce of House; son, Brian Pierce of House; sister, Marie Pierce of Enterprise; brother, Doyle Pierce of Enterprise. Pallbearers were Jeff McNair, Rayburn Rush, Demp Parkes, Jerry Joyner, Ricky Carlisle, Dennis Rigdon, John Hester, and Ricky Smith. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Samuel Hunter Vaughn April 15, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Samuel Hunter Vaughn, 32, were held at Ackerman Baptist Church in Ackerman on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. Rev. Danny Irvin and Rev. Larry Odom officiated. Burial at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman. A native of Amory, Mr. Vaughn was a pharmacist. Mr. Vaughn was a member of Ackerman Baptist Church. Mr. Vaughn died on Sunday, April 15, 2012 in Jackson. Survivors include wife, Angel Bell Vaughn; parents, Eddy Vaughn and Joyce Erwin Vaughn of Ackerman; son, Jaxon Hunter Vaughn of Starkville; brothers, Brad Vaughn of Ackerman, Richard Vaughn of Tupelo. Family suggests memorials to Hunter Vaughn Memorial Fund c/o Hood P.O. Box 759 Ackerman, MS 39735. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Helen Smith Coleman April 14, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Smith Coleman, 79, were held graveside at Memorial Garden Cemetery in Louisville on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 2 p.m. A native of Winston County, Mrs. Coleman was a retired school teacher. Mrs. Coleman was a member of Friendship M.B. Church of Louisville. Mrs. Coleman died on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Rush Hospital in Meridian. Survivors include husband, Brewster Coleman of Meridian; sister, Evangeline Hathorn of Meridian; brother, Everett Smith, Jr. of Columbus. William and Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Otis Daniel Payton April 14, 2012 Funeral services were held for Mr. Otis Daniel Payton, 83, at St. James U. M. Church Friday April 20, 2012 at 11 A. M. with burial in Memorial Garden. Pastor Fred Brown was the officiating minister. Mr. Payton was born in Winston County on June 5, 1929 and died at Plantation Point Windsor Place in Columbus on April 14, 2012. He was a member of St. James U. M. Church and was on the Trustee Board, Male Choir, Adult Sunday School Class. He was also a retired principal, and a sergeant in the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Doris Payton of Columbus, MS and one sister, Katie Miller of Louisville, MS and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. William & Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Bobby Ray Carter April 16, 2012 Funeral services were held for Mr. Bobby Ray Carter, 58, at Calvary Apostolic Church Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 1P. M. with burial in Little Calvary Cemetery. Elder James Young was the officiating minister. Mr. Carter was born in Louisville on November 16, 1953 and died at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson on April 16, 2012. He was a member of Calvary Apostolic Church and was a laborer. He is survived by three daughters, Evelyn Spears of Louisville, Gloria Banks of Baton Rouge, LA and Lorna Collins of Clinton, LA; two sons, Johns Dodd of Baltimore, MD. Bobby Carter of Ripley, MS; three sisters, Annie Miller, Marie Scott and Dorothy Bowie; two brothers, Thomas Carter and Berlin Carter; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Floresteen Ashford April 13, 2012 Funeral services were held for Mrs. Floresteen Ashford, 72, at Beck Funeral Home Saturday. April 21, 2012 at 11A. M. with burial in New Zion Cemetery. Rev. W. L. Hightower was the officiating minister. Mrs. Ashford was born in Louisville on February 25, 1940 and died at the Medical Center in Nashville, TN on April 13, 2012. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two sisters, Wilma Timmons and Delores A. Green and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hilda Haynes Coburn Saturday, April 21 Funeral services were held for Mrs. Hilda Haynes Coburn, 81, at Center Hill COGIC Saturday April 21, 2012 at 2:00 P. M. with burial in the church cemetery. Elder Stanley Harris was the officiating minister. Mrs. Coburn was born in Louisville on January 9, 1931 and died at the Winston Medical Center in Louisville on April 11, 2012. She was a member of Center Hill Church of God in Christ and was a homemaker. She is survived by five daughters, Lorraine Walker, Myra E. Martin, Phyllis Miller Nanette Coburn and Janis M. Wragg; two sons, Marvin L. Coburn and Phillup M. Coburn; three sisters, Odia P. Anderson, Dora M. Collins and Clara L. Smith; one brother, Less Haynes; thirty one grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Jean Wall

BELMONT, MS. – Bobby Jean Wall, 84, died Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Magnolia Regional Hospital in Corinth, MS. Born in Philadelphia, MS, February 12, 1928, she moved with her family to Noxapater in June of that same year. After graduating from high school in Noxapater, she attended Blue Mountain College and Mississippi College before her marriage to James S. Wall on December 21, 1947. They lived for several years in Midland, TX before returning to Noxapater. She was secretary to W.A.Taylor of Taylor Machine Works in Louisville prior to going to work at the Bank of Louisville (now Regions). She worked there until her husband accepted the position as head of a bank in Belmont, MS in 1969. For several years she worked at Kaydee Metal and L.P. Allen and Sons in Belmont. She and her family were active in local affairs and the First Baptist Church in Belmont where she was a member of the choir, WMU and a Sunday school teacher for many years. Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at First Baptist Church, Belmont, MS with Bro. Jack Maroon, Bro. Ray Burks and Jerry McAnally officiating. Burial was in Belmont City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS. was in charge of arrangements. Survivors are two children, James Sidney Wall, Jr. and Jeannie Taylor (Larry Don) all of Belmont; two grandchildren, Blake Taylor and Carrie Ann Vincent (Drew); a great grandson, Branston Glavin Vincent; and a sister, Juanita Hight. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Wall; a brother, Dr. J.K. McCown; a sister, Claudine Stevens; and two grandsons, Bran Taylor and baby boy Taylor. Pallbearers were Mark Maroon, Steve McAnally, Mark Henry, Terrell Pearson, Phil Byram and Edwin Bolding. Visitation was at 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at First Baptist Church. The family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 855, Belmont, MS 38827. PAID OBITUARY

Mr. Jimmie T. Roberson

Mr. Jimmie 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 67 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

Mrs. Christine Johnson Morgan

Mrs. Christine Johnson Morgan, 82, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2012, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, Mississippi. Visitation was at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Sunday, April 22, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012, at Hopewell Baptist Church in McCool, Mississippi, with Rev. Tim Black and Don Calcote officiating. Interment was in Lakewood Memorial Parks Cemetery in Jackson, Mississippi. Born on April 30, 1929, Mrs. Morgan was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and she was a homemaker. Mrs. Morgan is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Calcote and husband, Don, of Meridian, Mississippi; and her son, Billy Morgan, and wife, Sandra, of Louisville, Mississippi. She is also survived by two sisters, Vivian Cleo Johnson of McCool, Mississippi, and Mary Francis Tharp of Petal, Mississippi. Mrs. Morgan has four grand- children and four great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Van Garvis Morgan; as well as her parents, Allen Lonnie and Mary A. Putnam Johnson. Serving as pallbearers were Patrick Morgan, Dakota Morgan, Don Calcote, Billy Morgan, Jr., Floyd Morgan, and Ted Callahan. 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. Jimmy O’Brian Luke

Mr. Jimmy O’Brian Luke, 73, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 12 noon until service time. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Larry Haggard and Rev. Mike Dowd officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Luke was born January 11, 1939. He was a lifetime member of Middleton United Methodist Church, and he was a past member of the MS National Guard. He loved antique cars and participated and won many trophies. Jimmy was an avid NASCAR fan! After 38 years of service, he retired from U. S. Electrical Motors of Philadelphia, Mississippi. In his retirement, he enjoyed driving cars for Crowson Auto World. Mr. Luke is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sarah Ann Small Luke of Louisville, Mississippi; as well as two sisters, Barbara Sullivan also of Louisville, and Lynda Jolly and husband, Alex, of Brandon, Mississippi. He is also survived by other relatives: Janice Davis and husband, Jim, of Columbus, Mississippi; Lynn Moore and husband, Albert, of Louisville; and Willie Small and wife, Ann, of Denham Springs, Louisiana. He also has several nieces, nephews, great- nieces, great-nephews, and a great-great-nephew. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Birt Lee Harrison Luke; and his son, Brian Luke. Jimmy and Sarah were fortunate to have special neighbors, friends, and family: Diane Adcock, Judy Post, Wanda Coward, Jan Lowery, Geraldine Covington, Beverly Woods, Frank Morgan and caregivers, Dot Papalambros and Ruth Pearson. Sincere thanks to Dr. Michael Ard, nurses, and attendants of Winston Medical Center, Dr. Justin Baker of Hederman Cancer Center of Jackson, Mississippi, and nurses and therapists of Sta-Home Health Center. Pallbearers were Frank Morgan, Tommy Luke, Lamar Parks, Jay McMillin, Ricky McArthur, and Billy Joe Horn. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Willie Small, Alex Jolly, Jim Davis, Albert Moore, Tommy Landers, Joe Johns, Jerry Whitehead, M. D. McMinn, Mike Stevenson, Franklin McDill, Travis Joiner, Larry Savell and Bernard Killens. Memorials may be given in honor of his son, Brian Luke, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS handled the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY