Obituaries

James Karron Loyd

James Karron Loyd, 76, of

Starkville passed away peacefully,

surrounded by family, on

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the

University of Alabama – Birmingham

Hospital after a lengthy

battle with cancer.

Mr. Loyd was born June 6,

1941, in Louisville, Mississippi

where he was raised and attended

Louisville High School. In 1964, he joined the Mississippi

Highway Patrol. During his 21-year career with

MHP, Mr. Loyd served in many different capacities including

Trooper, Lieutenant, Captain of the Starkville District,

member of the MHP Pistol Team, investigator with the Internal

Affairs Division, and Major over the Northern Region

of Mississippi. While employed by the MHP, he

attended several distinctive schools on management and

law enforcement, including the FBI Academy in Quantico,

VA, and the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, KY.

He was also a member of the Mississippi Air National

Guard for 8 years where he served as a mechanic. His love

of flying guided him to get his private pilot’s license and

later his commercial license. After retiring from the MHP,

he flew multi-engine airplanes and corporate jets for various

entities including Bryan Foods, Viking Range Company,

Ellis Steel, Yates Construction, Southern Pipe and

Supply, and West Point Casket Company. He retired from

flying after turning 70 years of age. He loved flying, riding

motorcycles, and traveling to Colorado, which he and his

wife did often.

At the time of his death, Mr. Loyd was serving on the

East Oktibbeha Waste Water Association Board of Supervisors

and the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV

Board of Commissioners, a position he held since February

27, 1986.

Mr. Loyd is survived by his wife of almost 53 years,

Ruby Newman Loyd, of Starkville, MS; three daughters:

Tamra Loyd Grimes (Bobby) and Criss Loyd Bell (Loren

“Bo”) of Starkville, MS, and Jamie Loyd Stennis (Alex)

of Trussville, AL; six grandchildren: Ted Grimes of Ridgeland,

MS; Marissa Dunlap, Brandon Bell and Kathryn Bell

of Starkville, MS; Trey Stennis and Jamison Stennis of

Trussville, AL; sisters: Betty Williamson Clements of Pell

City, AL, and Mary Elizabeth Culpepper of Meridian, MS;

brothers: Ralph David Loyd of Jackson, MS, and Robert

Carl Loyd of Louisville, MS.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Larry Dale

Loyd and Olen Kennith Loyd; mother, Vada Reed Loyd;

and father, Autley Mather Loyd.

Pallbearers were Bobby Grimes, Alex Stennis, Loren

“Bo” Bell, Trey Stennis, Jamison Stennis, and Brandon

Bell.

Funeral services were held on Friday, June 16, 2017,

at 3:00 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home, with Reverend Jeff

Morgan of Artesia Baptist Church, where Mr. Loyd was a

member, officiating. Burial followed at Murphy Creek

Baptist Church Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in

charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Artesia Baptist

Church, Post Office Box 217, Artesia, MS, 39736. To sign

the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.

Paid Obituary

 

 

 

George W. “Dub” Gregory

Mr. George W. “Dub” Gregory,

91, passed away on Tuesday,

June 13, 2017, at his

residence in Louisville, Mississippi.

Funeral services will be 11

a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017,

in the Nowell Massey Funeral

Home Chapel in Louisville with

Rev. Mark Mayo and Rev. David

Keen officiating. Visitation will

be the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time.

Interment will follow in Murphy Creek Baptist Church

Cemetery

Dub was born June 24, 1925, to William B. and Willie

Bell Stokes Gregory in Winston County. He was a member

of Murphy Creek Baptist Church; and a retired diesel

mechanic for GMO Railroad Transport Company. Dub, a

work-a-holic, did not spend his time on hobbies but he

loved his family dearly and enjoyed time spent with them.

Mr. Gregory is survived by his son, George W.

“Buddy” Gregory and wife, Brenda; and two grandchildren,

Eric Gregory and wife, Shannon; and Heather Tabor

and husband, Brad. One of his greatest joys was being

with his six great-grandchildren: Hunter Gregory, Hayze

Gregory, alexia Tabor, Ashlyn Tabor, Devin Tabor, and

Maddox Tabor; as well as his first cousin, Larry “Snapper”

Gregory and wife, Diane; all of Louisville. Mr. Gregory

was preceded in death by his wife, Rita June Gregory; and

his parents.

Serving as pallbearers are Freddy Fulcher, Hayze

Gregory, Hunter Gregory, Odie McHann, Larry Reece and

Billy Wayne Rogers. Memorial contributions in honor of

Mr. Gregory may be given to Murphy Creek Baptist

Church, 5420 Bond Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

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.

com.

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Kenneth “Tank” Larson

Mr. Kenneth “Tank” Larson, 67, passed away suddenly

on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at his residence in

Louisville, Mississippi. Memorial services will be 11

a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017, in the Nowell Massey

Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville with Rev. Rob Paul

officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service

from 10 a.m. until service time.

Tank was born December 2, 1949, to Paul and Mildred

Bland Larson in San Diego, California. He was a

member of First Baptist Church of Louisville; and a retired

crane operator who possessed special skills for

safety at construction sites.

Mr. Larson is survived by his wife of 25 years,

Helen O’Hara Larson of Louisville; his daughter, Jill

Larson Brown and husband, Wesley, of Irmo, South

Carolina; and his brother, Bruce Larson, of Summerville,

South Carolina. One of his greatest joys was

being “Granddad” to his grandson, Gideon Brown.

Tank was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions in honor of Tank may be

given to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 547,

Louisville, MS 39339.

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.com.

Paid Obituary

 

 

 

Mr. Marchell House

June 9, 2017

Funeral Services for Mr. Marchell House, 70, were held on June 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Beck Funeral Home of Louisville. Dr. Benjamin Pittman officiated. Burial held at Memorial Gardens.

Native of Louisville, Mr. House was born on January 7, 1947. He died on June 9, 2017 at Cleveland Nursing & Rehab Center in Cleveland, MS.

Survivors include mother, Margaret Rankin; sisters, Thelma Lucas of McComb, MS, Bessie William and Velma Hathorn both of Louisville, and Frances Haynes of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Murray House of Louisville; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

 

Mrs. Mae Lee Walker Parker

June 9, 2017

Funeral Services for Mrs. Mae Lee Walker Parker, 55, were held on June 17, 2017 at 11:00 am at Beck Funeral Home of Louisville. Supt. Eric Loving officiated. Burial held at Memorial Gardens.

Native of Louisville, Mrs. Parker was born on December 29, 1961. She died on June 9, 2017 at University Medical Center in Jackson MS.

Survivors include husband, Thomas Parker; mother, Annie B. Walker; daughters, Danielle Parker and Thomasian Parker; step-daughter, Sameko Crosby; son, Thomas I. Parker; sisters, Annie C. Lagrone and May June Walker; brothers, Eddie Walker and David Walker; 14 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

 

Ann Nance Metz

Louisville, MS

Ann Nance Metz, 84, passed away peacefully on June 14, 1017 at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison, MS where she had been a resident for four years.  Visitation was Monday, June 19, 2017 from 5 pm until

7 pm at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS.  Memorial Services was Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 11 am at Liberty Universalist Church off Betheden Road in Louisville, MS.

Mrs. Metz was born on July 23, 1932 in Philadelphia, MS to the late Jess and Myrtle Nance. She graduated high school at 16 and attended college at East Central Community College and Southern Mississippi.  She married George Metz and were married for 52 years prior to his death in 2003. She worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for several physicians in both Jackson and Louisville, MS.  Ann, George and their daughter, Isabel started Specialty Salvage, an architectural salvage company in Louisville, MS.

She is survived by three daughters, Waiya Conerly of Ridgeland, MS, Isabel Buchanan of Brandon, MS, Becky Magandy of Gluckstadt, MS, and her son, David Metz of Boerne, TX; one sister, Marie Nichols of Brandon, MS; one brother, Everette Nance of Knoxville, TN; four granddaughters and one great-grandson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mississippi Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Visit our online guest book at www.ottandlee.com

 

Polly Gaskin

June 13, 2017

Graveside services for Polly Gaskin, 80, were June 15, 2017, at Montevista Cemetery in Clarkson.

She was daughter of the late Eddie Lee Kendall and Vera Wilson Kendall. Mrs. Gaskin was a member of Adaton Methodist Church, and a retired dairy farmer and housewife. She died June 13, 2017, at her residence in Maben.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Robert Gaskin; two sons, Joe Gaskin and Bobby Gaskin of Maben; two daughters, Betty Brown of Starkville and Shirley Biggers of Eupora; two sisters, Hazel Avant and Nince Avant of Eupora; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Welch Funeral Home of Starkville was in charge of arrangements.

 

Bobby O’Brian

May 12, 2017

A memorial service for Bobby O’Brian, 71, will be at 2 p.m. June 24, 2017, at Double Springs Methodist Church on Maben-Sturgis Road.

He was a graduate of Maben High School. Mr. O’Brian died May 12, 2017, in Springtown, Texas.

Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of arrangements.