Rev. Frances Lawson Robbins
Funeral services for Rev. Frances Lawson Robbins will be held at 10 AM Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Chih I’ Chuka Assembly of God with
Rev. Bob Wilbur and Rev. Franklin Smith officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Robbins, 87, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Big Piney, Missouri and moved to Philadelphia in 1967 where she made her home. She was the only Assembly of God Missionary in Mississippi that served with Choctaw people. Rev. Robbins fostered 39 children throughout her life. She was a member of Chih I’ Chuka Assembly of God.
Survivors are daughters, Patricia Wesley of Moss Point, MS and Rebecca Nickey of Choctaw, MS; sons, Winfred Lewis of Carthage, MS, Howard Dixon of OK, Nathaniel Steve of Choctaw, MS, George Steve of Choctaw, MS and Acie Cotton of Choctaw, MS; sister, Virginia Week of CA; brothers, Herbert Lawson of CA, John Lawson of CA and Howard Lawson of CA; two grandchildren; (15) great-grandchildren; Pallbearers are Isaiah Cotton, Bailey Wesley, Andy Lewis, Alex Dixon, Howard Dixon Jr. and Mac Jones.
Ms. Sonya Raye Bondie
Funeral services for Ms. Sonya Raye Bondie were held at 2 PM Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John Stephens officiating. Interment was in High Hill Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Bondie, 51, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at her residence. She lived in the Dixon Community most of her life.
Survivors are her daughter, Michelle Bondie of Phila, MS; son, Andrew Bondie of Phila, MS; brother, Terry Baldridge of OK; (2) nephews.
Ms. Donna Peebles Williams
Funeral services for Ms. Donna Peebles Williams were held at 3 PM Friday, August 15, 2014 from John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John Stephens officiating. Interment was in Mars Hill Cemetery in Winston County. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Williams, 58, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at her residence. She lived in Philadelphia all of her life. She was Presbyterian by faith.
Survivors are her daughter, Susie-Hannah Williams of Birmingham, AL; sisters, Claudette McMichael of Phila, MS, Teresa Peebles of Birmingham, AL and Patti Peebles of Phila, MS; uncles and aunts; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Tim Sisson, Jonathan Henley, David Henley, Bryan Clark, Keith Williamson and David Parker.
Mr. Malvin “Pete” Coleman
Funeral services for Mr. Malvin “Pete” Coleman, 72, were held at 2 p.m., August 17 at Pleasant Grove UMC. Rev. Roosevelt Gage officiated. Burial followed in Oliver cemetery.
Mr. Coleman was a truck driver. He died August 13 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Coleman; one daughter, Mary Ann McElroy; 3 sisters, Annie Coleman Young, Hattie Coleman, and May Wells; 3 brothers, Arthur Ray Coleman, Billy C. Coleman, and Lamar Coleman; 2 grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Royce Parkes
Royce Parkes, 79, passed away on Tuesday,
August 5, 2014, in the Attala County Nursing
Center in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Graveside
services and interment were held at 11 a.m.
on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Memorial
Park Cemetery with Rev. Jonathan Peeples
officiating. Visitation was the day of the service
at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home from 10
a.m. until 10:45 a.m.
He was born on September 22, 1934, to Lillian
Mae Cockrell Parkes and William Guy
Parkes. Mr. Parkes was retired from Taylor
Machine Works and was a member of West
End Baptist Church.
Royce is survived by his children, Ashley
Parkes Rodgers and husband, Mitchell, of
Kosciusko, Mississippi; Tonya Parkes Burkett
and husband, Brad, of Decatur, Georgia;
and Bill Parkes and friend, Kim Moody, of
Louisville, Mississippi. He is also survived by
his sister, Sylvia Estes, of Louisville; and by
three grandchildren: Samantha, Nathan,
and Bentley Rodgers. He was preceded in
death by his parents; and his brother-in-law,
Serving as pallbearers were William Clark,
Craig Foster, Hal Nowell, Garvin Whitten,
Donnie Woodruff, and Barry Yarbrough. Memorials
may be given to St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis,
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 www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.
Mr. Christopher Michael Hall
Christopher Hall, 28, residing in Greenville,
South Carolina passed away on August 9,
2014. Chris was born on August 18, 1985, in
Hanford, CA, the son of Laura Clinger and
Although his life was short it was well lived.
He attended Central Union High School in
Fresno, CA before beginning his career with
the United States Army. Chris served seven
years with the army including deployments to
Iraq and Afghanistan and was the recipient
of numerous awards and medals. His duty
stations included: Fort Riley, Kansas where
he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field
Artillery, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division,
and Fort Carson, Colorado where he as assigned
to the 1st Platoon, Alpha Battery, 3rd
Battalion, 16th Field Artillery. His most recent
assignment was as a member of the Recruiting
Support Team at the Anderson,
South Carolina Recruiting Station, Greenville
Company where he achieved the rank of Staff
Chris is survived by the love of his life, his
wife, Wendy Hata–Hall; his mother, Laura
Clinger; his father, Michael Hall; his stepmother,
Gwynn Hall; his grandmother, Laura
Hall; his uncle, John Hall and his Aunt,
Tanya Hall. He is also survived by his siblings;
Sean, Jennifer, Steven, and Kristin; sisters-
in-law, Jeannie, Julie and Lynette;
brothers-in-law, Daniel and Matt; mother and
father-in-laws, Linda and Cliff Hata; numerous
nieces and nephews; as well as countless
friends and brothers-in-arms. Chris is preceded
in death by his grandmother Vemba
Clinger, grandfather Max Clinger, and grandfather
Funeral services will be held at Northwest
Church, 5415 N. West Ave. in Fresno, CA on
August 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM with a graveside
service immediately following at Fresno Memorial
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
The Wounded Warrior Project.