Obituaries

Mrs. Betha Dell Gilkey
June 24, 2017
Funeral Services for Mrs. Bertha Dell Gilkey, 84, were held on July 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Mt. Moriah M. B. Church of Macon, MS. Rev. Nick Taylor officiated. Burial held at church cemetery.
Native of Macon, MS, Mrs. Gilkey was born on June 11, 1933. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Moriah M.B. Church of Macon. Mrs. Gilkey died on June 24, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, MS.
Survivors include daughters, Bessie Johnson and Berta Denise Gilkey of Macon, MS; sister, Lillie Pearl Foot of East St. Louis, IL; brother, Willie B. Botte of Columbus, MS; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Leonna Nicole Clark
June 27, 2014
Funeral Services for Mrs. Leonna Nicole Clark, 37, were held on July 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Brushfork M.B. Church of Louisville. Rev. Robert Avant officiated. Burial held at Ruth Cemetery.
Native of Louisville, Mrs. Clark was born on July 31, 1979. She was a security officer and a member of Brushfork M.B. Church of Louisville. Mrs. Clark died on June 27, 2017 at her home in Louisville.
Survivors include father, Johnny B. Clark; mother, Mary S. Clark; sons, Jayllun Hoskin, Tayllun Hoskin, and Zayllun Clark,all of Louisville; sister, Leola Michelle Clark; brother, Johnny B. Clark, Jr. of Macon MS; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Richard Darnell
Hodges
June 29, 2017
Services for Richard Darnell Hodges, 72 of were July 2, 2017, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman with the Revs. Mark Mayo, Jerry Lawson and Doug Wise officiating. Burial was in Salem Independent Methodist Church Cemetery
He was born April 25, 1945 in Philadelphia to the late Roy Stone and Ira Moss Hodges. Mr. Hodges was a carpenter and was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church. He died June 29, 2017, at his residence near Ackerman.
Survivors include two sons, Anthony Morrow of Ackerman and Johnny Ray Morrow of Tennessee; two daughters, Annette Sanders of Ethel and Pam Suber of Ackerman; 24 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 12 adopted grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Bear Creek Baptist Church Youth Fund or Salem Cemetery Fund.

Dorothy Jean Cox
Dorothy Jean Cox, 77, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, June 30, 2017, at her daughter’s residence in Macon Mississippi. Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday July 2, at Doty Springs Baptist Church in Ethel, Mississippi, with Rev. Tony Fortenberry officiating. Interment was in Doty Springs Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Ms Cox was born August 12 1939, to George Preston and Ruby Hodge McCool. She was a member of Doty Springs Baptist Church. 

There was nothing in this world that Dorothy loved more than her family. She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Gaylord and husband, Richard, of Macon; Samantha Booth, of Meridian. Dorothy is also survived by two sisters, Ruthie Leonard; and Nancie Bradford and husband, Johnny. Also left to mourn the passing of their “MawMaw” are six grandchildren: Brook Thrash and husband Alex, Courtney and Sara Gaylord; and Tyler Cox, Kaitlyn Allgood and husband Todd; Alley Hudall and husband Logan; as well as seven great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Cailee and Bud Thrash; Cohen and Layden Cox; Dawson and Daxton Allgood. She was preceded in death by her husband Larry Cox; one daughter Phyllis Saxton Morgan; her parents; two sisters, Daisy Algood and Annie Innabnit; and six brothers: Doris, Clifton, Charlie, Robert, Keith and Darl Edward McCool.

Serving as pallbearers were Nathaniel Thrash, Brad Bradford, Randy Edwards, Daniel Norwood, Darren Teters and Richard Gaylord. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Doty Springs Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Doty Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.

Paul Smith, Sr.
Mr. Paul Smith, Sr., 63,
passed away on Wednesday, June
28, 2017, at his residence in
Noxapater, Mississippi. Visitation
will be Thursday, June 29,
2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at
Nowell Massey Funeral Home in
Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral
services will be 11 a.m. Friday,
June 30, 2017, in the Nowell
Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Fondren officiating.
Interment will follow in Indian Springs Cemetery.
Paul was born April 19, 1954, to Earl and Allie Swindle
Smith in Winston County. He loved his job and had
just recently retired from the City of Noxapater. He loved
his family dearly and enjoyed time spent with them; especially
his grandchildren and playing with his great-grands.
He was an early riser; who loved his horses and helping
others.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Addy “A. J.”
Smith; his daughter, Lisa Ann Smith; and two sons, Paul
Smith, Jr. and wife, Shelba; and Bobby D. Smith all of
Noxapater. One of his greatest joys was being “PawPaw”
to his six grandchildren: Austin Barrett, Jade Smith,
Haden Smith, Tracy Smith, Haley Smith, and Macie Barrett;
as well as his two great-grandchildren, Jaxson
Franklin and Braxton Paul Smith. Paul also leaves behind
eight sisters to mourn his passing: Eva Dean Johnson,
Christine Yates, Sammie Hemphill, Gladys Drury,
Josephine Quinn, Rosemary Brady, Ann Jenkins, and Allie
Bozeman; and four brothers: Richard, Garland, Bobby
Joe, and Rex Allen Smith; and his best friend, Gene
Howard. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents;
and his sister, Delma Ruth Slawson; and his brother,
Jimmy Don Smith.
Serving as pallbearers are Ken Drury, Isaac Goforth,
Jesse Howard, Jr., Rodney Smith, Wayne Smith, and
Michael Vowell. Mr. Jerry Estes of Noxapater is an honorary
pallbearer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
in honor of Mr. Smith may be given to Nowell
Massey Funeral Home to help defray funeral 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 www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.
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Alvin Reginald Horne
Mr. Alvin Reginald Horne,
85, passed away on June 28, 2017
at his home. Funeral services
were held on Saturday, July 1st,
at 2:00 P.M. at Noxapater United
Methodist Church, with Rev. Jeff
Walton officiating. Interment
was in Noxapater Methodist
Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
Alvin was born on November 14, 1931, in Winston
County, MS. He was a graduate of Noxapater High
School, and a Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. He
was a retired produce buyer for Bruce Newland Company
in Atlanta, GA. After retirement, he worked with Georgia
Pacific in Louisville and in sales at Brunt Ward Chevrolet.
He was a member of Noxapater United Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by a son, Wayne Horne; his parents,
Sadie Lee and Kenneth King Horne; 5 sisters, Laverne
Swain, Irene Malloque, Margaret Johnson, Olivia
McBrayer and Inis Blair; four brothers, Harold Horne, Ted
Horne, Joe Horne, and Olyn Horne.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley Palmer
Horne of Noxapater; a daughter, Linda Horne Neislein of
Noxapater; six grandchildren, Liz Neislein, Max Neislein,
Ryan Horne, Jessica Horne, Jeremy Hagan, and Jamie
Hagan; two great grandchildren, McKenzie Horne and
Bailey Horne; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Max Neislein, Ryan Horne, Jamie
Hagan, Richard Blair, H. B. Maxey, Jr., and Bobby Ellis.
Memorials may be made to Noxapater United
Methodist Church or the Leukemia Lymphoma Society
(www.lls.org).
To sign the guestbook please go to www.porterfuneralhome.
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Patricia “Honey” Farris
RIDGELAND, MS
Patricia Hope Quinton Farris,
affectionately known as
“Honey” to all who knew her,
passed away peacefully on Saturday,
July 1, 2017 at Mississippi
Baptist Hospital at the age of 76.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, Inez and Truman Quinton.
Honey is survived by her
loving husband of 22 years, Joe
P. Farris; her sons, Everett Watkins of Key West, Florida
and Thad Watkins (Anne Cassell); grandsons, Thad Jr. and
Allen, all of Hoover, Alabama. She is also survived by her
daughter, Cindy Crochet of Houston, Texas; grandchildren,
Chelsea and Parker; daughter, Missy Nettles
(Jamey); grandchildren, Kate, Joshua, Jack and Abby of
Athens, Alabama. Patricia is also survived by her sister,
Martha Graham of Decatur, MS and numerous cousins,
nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Patricia grew up in Jackson, MS, attended Murrah
High School, and continued her studies at Mississippi College
for Women, then graduated from Mississippi State
University with a degree in English.
Honey devoted many years of her life giving back to
her community by teaching in the Winston and Madison
County school systems where she is remembered and
beloved by so many of her pupils. Honey never hesitated
to help any student in need. She loved spending her personal
time traveling, tending to her plants and garden,
gathering with friends and attending various activities of
her children and grandchildren. She loved playing bridge,
attending the Jackson Symphony, the New Stage Theatre
and took great pride in staying connected and involved
with her extended family across the region. She thoroughly
enjoyed her yearly visits to Key West, accompanied by her
husband, “The Colonel”, both making a lasting impression
on the new friends she made there.
Honey lived her life to the fullest and when the time
came, she left us all quietly in the night, which is exactly
what she wanted.
Visitation was held at Lakewood Funeral Home on
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM with funeral
services following in the funeral home chapel. Interment
was at Lakewood Memorial Park.
In addition to flowers, to honor her love of animals,
memorials may be made to The Animal Rescue Fund of
Mississippi at 395 Mayes Street, Jackson, MS 39213
orarfms.org.
Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online
guestbook.
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