Obituaries

Mr. Roy Bruce April 29, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Roy Bruce, 82, were held at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 2 p.m. Rev. Bryan Carrubba officiated. Burial at South Union Methodist Church Cemetery near Ackerman. Mr. Bruce was a retired farmer and dairy man. Mr. Bruce was a member of South Union Methodist Church. Mr. Bruce died on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Pioneer Community Hospital in Ackerman. Survivors include brothers Aubrey Bruce and Donald Bruce, both of Ackerman. Family suggests memorials to South Union Methodist Church Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Jean Walker Smith April 23, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Jean Walker Smith, 64, of Little Rock, AR were held at Huson Funeral Home in Little Rock, AR on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 6 p.m. Mrs. Smith was a native of Ackerman. Survivors include husband, George Smith; children, Johnny, Jeff, Todd, and Karen; step-daughter, Gioia; 13 grandchildren. Huson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr, Dillan Bryce Whitman April 29, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Dillan Bryce Whitman, 17, will be held at Kilmichael Baptist Church in Kilmichael on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. Rev. Gary Jackson officiating. Burial at Poplar Creek Nations Cemetery will follow. Mr. Whitman was a member of Kilmichael Baptist Church. Mr. Whitman died on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Survivors include parents, Jimmy and Christie Pearson of Kilmichael and Danny and Amanda Whitman of Hickory; brother, Daulton Whitman of Louisville; maternal grandparents, Barry Joe and Martha Miller of Weir and Tommy Adams of Ackerman; paternal grandparents, Tyan Pace of Louisville, Dennis Whitman of Illinois, and Nancy Jo Pearson of Kilmichael. . Family suggests memorials to Poplar Creek Nations Cemetery Fund. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Pearl Ann Yarbrough April 27, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Pearl Ann Yarbrough, 78, were held at Boyd Chapel United Methodist in Sturgis on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 1 p.m. Rev. Roosevelt Gage officiated. Burial at Spring Hill in Sturgis. A native of Winston County, Mrs, Yarbrough was a member of Boyd Chapel UM Church. Survivors include daughters, Julia Holmes, Bessie Love, and Leevel Yarbrough, all of Louisville; sister, Walterine Eiland of Louisville. Family suggests memorials to Boyd Chapel United Methodist Church. Century Hairston Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements. Mr. Harvey Andrew Paten April 21, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Harvey Andrew Paten, 41, were held at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 1 p.m. Rev. Henry Donald officiated. Mr. Paten was an employee for Peco Food. Mr. Paten was a member of Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church. Mr. Paten died on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at his residence in the Walnut Grove Community. Survivors include parents, Harvey Paten of Louisville, Ida M. Paten of Louisville; daughter, Ny’Kierra Danielle Stribling; son, Monquell Middleton of Starkville; brothers, Willie Paten and Michael Paten, both of Louisville, Darrel Paten of Columbus, Anthony Paten of Shreveport, LA William and Hampton Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hosket April 26, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Mary Elizabeth Hosket were held at French Camp Presbyterian Church in French Camp on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 2 p.m. Rev. Alex Coblentz officiated. Burial at French Camp Cemetery. Mrs. Hosket was a mission member and worked for French Camp Academy for several years. Mrs. Hosket died on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Choctaw County Nursing Center in Ackerman. Survivors include daughter, Dawn Lee of Phoenix, AR; son, Bruce Hosket of French Camp; sister, Carroll Cannon of French Camp; 6 grandchildren. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Ms. Mary Barrett April 26, 2012 Funeral services for Ms. Mary Barrett were held at 2 PM Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Plattsburg Baptist Church with Rev. Dwight Fleming and Rev. Lavon Boatner officiating. Interment was in Plattsburg Church cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements. Ms. Mary Barrett, 71, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. She had lived in the Plattsburg Community most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Ms. Barrett enjoyed sewing and gardening. She was a member of Plattsburg Baptist Church. Ms. Barrett was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Livingston Hare and Hattie Taylor Hare; husband, Charles Barrett; brother, Johnny Hare. Ms. Barrett is survived by her daughters, Frankie Sullivan and her husband, Honk Sullivan of Louisville, MS and Cathy Meares and her husband, Scott Meares of North Carolina; son, Leonard Copeland and his wife, Lt. Col. Carol Copeland, Ph.D. of San Antonio, TX; (6) Grandchildren; (1)Great-Grandchild. Pallbearers were Spencer Copeland, Paul Reynolds, Norvil Manning, Jonathan Todd, C.B. Myers & Dennis Todd.

Mr. Billy Ray Fleming

Mr. Billy Ray Fleming, 79, passed away April 29, 2012 at St. Domonic Hospital, Jackson, MS. Visitation was Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 5:o0 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, with visitation at the church from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Rev. Ricky McKay and Rev. Trent Jaudon officiated with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Fleming was a retired teacher. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he was an active member and sang in the church choir. He was a Graduate of the Class of 52 Louisville High School, having attended schools in Porterville, Okolona, and Scooba. He attended ECJC (ECCC) in Decatur, MS and received an A.A. in Business Administration in 1954; B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern, MS in 1959; M.S. (masters) in Business Education from MSU in 1975. He served in the U.S. Artillery with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii and was assigned to the 69th Field Artillery Battalion. He had basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. and Camp Chaffee, AR. He retired from Cobb County, GA with 27 years as a Business Education teacher. He retired in July 1988 to Louisville, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Owens Paulette, Sr. and Linzie Danner Fleming; brothers, Owens Paulette Fleming, Jr., and Bobby Gene Fleming. He is survived by 4 sisters, Virginia Mitchell, Louisville, MS, Laverne McKay, Murrayville, GA, Eula Betts (Ted), Southaven, MS, Gloria Cade (Wallace), Starkville, MS; 4 brothers, Ernest Fleming (Martha), Louisville, MS, Bobby Fleming (Sheila), Louisville, MS, Joe Fleming (Agnes), Louisville, MS, Terry Fleming (Judy), Philadelphia, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Pallbearers were Mike Mitchell, Ronnie Mitchell, Scotty Fleming, Lee Fleming, Wally Cade, and Mark Fleming. Honorary pallbearers were the Men’s S.S. Class and Deacons of the Calvary Baptist Church. Memorial may be made to St. Jude’s, Baptist Children Village or Calvary Baptist Church. You may sign the guest registry at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY

Marion Emerson Roush December 29, 1925 – April 23, 2012

Marion E. Roush joined his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 23, 2012. He was born December 29, 1925 in Morrill, Kansas to Charles L. and Ruth Roush. Following graduation from Salina High School, Marion joined the United States Army and was a Staff Sergeant with the 3rd Division in Ft. Benning, GA. After serving his country in occupied Germany for two years, Marion returned home and later attended the University of Kansas. While there, he met the woman who was to be his loving wife of 56 years, Annie Laura VanLandingham, and joined her in marriage on June 12, 1951. They made their home in Pascagoula, MS where Marion was a respected businessman and a partner in the accounting firm of Wolfe, Roush and McDuff. He later founded the firm Automated Accountants and was a pioneer in computer assimilation in the workplace. In March of 1991, Ann and Marion relocated to the Oklahoma City area where he has remained a resident since that time. He was a member of Quail Springs Baptist Church. A kind and gracious gentleman, Marion seldom met a stranger and always offered a generous smile and warm hello to all who crossed his path. He lived a life of integrity and honor as he fulfilled the roles of devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and son. Marion loved his Lord, cherished his family and treasured his friends. He was a man of great strength and quiet dignity whose unselfish and caring heart endeared him to all. Marion was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Roush; parents, Charles and Ruth Roush; sister, Juanita Bearle Roush; brothers, Myrl and Vernon Roush and cousins, Garald and Edgar Roush. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Susan Roush of Mobile, AL; daughter and son-in-law, James and Pamela Bradford of Edmond, OK; grandsons, Charlie and Jackson Roush; granddaughters, Anne and Kathryn Bradford; brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Janice Roush of Sabetha, KS; sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma and Bob Lehmann of Nashville, TN and Dyce and Wanda Bonham of Olathe, KS; sister-in-law Marie Roush of Sabetha, KS as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Pallbearers were James Bradford, Douglass Fontaine II, Douglass Fontaine III, Patrick Fontaine, Charles Roush II, Jackson Roush, Kent Bonham, Dan Lehmann, Kirk Lehmann, and Shelton Vanlandingham. Family visitation was held Wednesday, April 25 Smith-Kernke Funeral Home, 14624 N. May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK, and Friday, April 27 from 5:00-7:00 at Porter Funeral Home, 302 West Park Street, Louisville, MS. A celebration of Marion’s life was held at Hopewell Baptist Church in McCool, MS on Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. where interment followed. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY