Obituaries – 03/09/2016

Mrs. Carol Burks Stokes
Carol Burks Stokes, 65, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 7, 2016, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marlon Adcock officiating.
Ms. Stokes was born March 5, 1950, to William and Christine Lang Burks. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Hardy; and two grandchildren all of Plainwell, Michigan. Also left to mourn her passing is her two sisters, Joyce Eaves and Linda Trosper both of Louisville; and her brother Kenny Burks of Plainwell; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be given to Nowell Massey Funeral Home to help defray final expenses.
Services 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

Mrs. Janet Lynn Pilgrim Copeland
Funeral services for Mrs. Janet Lynn Pilgrim Copeland were held at 2 PM Monday, March 7, 2016 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Hank Pilgrim and Rev. Bennie Alford officiating. Interment was in North Bend Pentecostal Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services in charge.
Mrs. Copeland, 57, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, MS. She lived in Neshoba County all of her life. She was an L.P.N. and a member of Christian Life Apostolic Church.
Survivors are her husband, Ronald Joe Copeland; daughter, Michelle Jenkins; sons, Randall Jenkins and Eric Copeland; brother, Rev. Hank Pilgrim; (7) grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Robby Alford, Dylan Alford, Eric Copeland, Cody Pilgrim, David Tucker and Kevin Alford.

Mr. Paul Ray Woods
Funeral services for Mr. Paul Ray Woods were held 10 AM Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Leslie Tucker and Rev. John E. Stephens officiating. Interment was in White Oak Cemetery.
Mr. Woods, 54, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at TLC Personal Care Home in Walnut Grove. He lived in the Arlington Community all of his life. He worked at U.S. Electrical Motors and Silver Star Casino. Mr. Woods was a member of White Oak Baptist Church.
Survivors are his sisters, Kay Woods Snow and Lisa Woods Thompson; (4) nieces and (1) nephew. Pallbearers are Jerry Greenlee, Michael Todd, Allen Tucker, Greg Barrett, Tony Parker and Jay Byars.

Ruth Naomi Eichelberger
February 28, 2016
Funeral services for Ruth Eichelberger, 40, were held on March 4, 2016, at Warren Chapel Church of God in Christ in Louisville at 1 p.m. Burial at Memorial Gardens.
Ruth was born in Louisville, Mississippi, on December 11, 1975, to Henry and Delois Hickman. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Warren Chapel Church of God in Christ. Mrs. Eichelberger died on February 28, 2016, at the Winston County Medical Center.
Survivors include parents, Henry and Delois Hickman; husband, Khari Eichelberger; daughters, Osha and ZaMareia Eichelberger, both of Louisville; sisters, Patty Hickman and Pamela Collier, both of Louisville; brothers, David Hickman and Keith Hickman, both of Louisville; and a host of nieces, nephews, step-children, aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.
Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of the arrangements.

L.C. Hannah
February 21, 2016
Funeral services for L.C. Hannah, 91, were held on March 5, 2016, at New Zion M.B. Church in Louisville at 11 a.m. Burial at the church.
Mrs. Hannah was born in Louisville, Mississippi, on November 8, 1924. She was a homemaker and a member of New Zion M.B. Church. Mrs. Hannah died on February 21, 2016, at her home in Louisville.
Survivors include daughters, Emma J. Beck of Louisville and Gertrude Hannah of Chicago, IL; sister, Willie Lee Hopkins of Louisville; brother, Farris Hopkins of Louisville; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of the arrangements.