Obituaries

Obituaries

 

Mr. Paul Edward Chunn

Mr. Paul Edward Chunn, 65, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi.

Paul was born October 8, 1951, in Attala County, Mississippi, to Luscious and Lois Miles Chunn.  He was of the apostolic faith; and he worked in the Maintenance Department on an off-shore rig.

Paul is survived by his wife, Barbara Chunn; and two daughters, Michelle Tanksley and Shannon Broussard all of Louisville and five great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by three sisters:  Jewel Watkins of Columbus, Mississippi; Shirley Jones of Philadelphia, Mississippi; and Janice Green also of Columbus; and by two brothers, Charles Chunn and Jerry Chunn both of Columbus.

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.

 

Ms. Mildred Jones Windham

Ms. Mildred Jones Windham, 83, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at her residence in the Plattsburg Community.  Graveside services and interment were Sunday, July 9, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at Indian Springs Cemetery with Rev. Lawrence  Poole officiating.  Visitation was Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Nowell Massey Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Mildred was born March 19, 1934, in Winston County, Mississippi, to Willie Lee and Flora Quinn Jones.  She was a member of Indian Springs Assembly of God Church.

Mildred is survived by a daughter, Tammy Windham; and a son, Willie Windham all of Noxapater and four grandchildren along with nine great-grandchildren.

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.

 

Sallie Mae Miller Cooper

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Mae Miller Cooper, 87, were held on July 8th, 2017 at 11:00 AM at New Zion M.B. Church in Louisville. Rev. W.L. Hightower officiated. Burial was held at church cemetery.

Native of Louisville, Mrs. Cooper was born on November 25th, 1929. She was a homemaker and a member of New Zion M.B. Church of Louisville. Mrs. Cooper died on July 1st, 2017 at the Winston County Nursing Home.

Survivors include husband, Charles Cooper; Daughters, Ida Miller and Clara Cooper, both of Louisville; Sons, James Cooper of Louisville, Homer Cooper of Ackerman, and step-sons, Curtis Austin of Louisville and Tracy Glass of Newton; Sisters, Emma Kennedy of Louisville and Pearlie Marsh of Ashtabula, OH; 35 grandchildren, 71 great grandchildren, 13 great great grands, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

 

Janice I. Campbell

Funeral Services for Mrs. Janice I. Campbell, 70, were held on July 7th, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Beck Funeral Home. Dr. Willie Coleman, Jr. officiated.

Native of Noxapater, Mrs. Campbell was born on December 2nd, 1946. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Campbell died on June 30th, 2017 at Winston County Medical Center.

Survivors include daughters, Alana Chiles of Louisville and Undray Young of Austin; Sons, Antoine Triplett of Louisville and Anthony Triplett of Philadelphia, PA.; 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

 

Ida Mae Harmon

Funeral Services for Mrs. Ida Mae Harmon, 97, were held on July 7th, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Beck Funeral Home. Dr. Willie Coleman, Jr. officiated. Burial was held at Memorial Gardens.

Native of Louisville, Mrs. Harmon was born on May 14th, 1920. She was a homemaker and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Louisville. Mrs. Harmon died on June 29th, 2017 at Winston County Medical Center.

Survivors include her only daughter, Elvanie Harmon of Atlanta, GA as well as her caretaker, Twana Hayes, 8 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other cousins and friends.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

 

James William Gray

Funeral Services for Mr. James William Gray, 72, were held on July 6th, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Reform Chapel M.B. Church in Ackerman. Rev. James Boyd and Rev. Thomas Gray officiated. Burial was held at church cemetery.

Native of Ackerman, Mr. Gray was born on December 17th, 1944. He was a member of Reform Chapel Church in Ackerman. Mr. Gray died on July 2nd, 2017 in his home.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Gray; Daughter, Marshall Gray Moore of Starkville; Son, Rev. Thomas Gray of Dallas, TX; Sister, Ida Evans; as well as 5 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

 

Robin Goin-Harris

Robin Goin-Harris, age 51, entered eternal rest on

July 3, 2017. She was born May 26, 1966, to Richard and

Nancy Goin. Robin grew up in Springfield and Sherman,

IL, attending Williamsville High School, Class of 84’.

Robin met her husband, Tim Harris, during the summer

of 82’ when friends dared the two to climb to the top

of the water tower. From that day on they were inseparable!

They laughed, dated and fell in love, and married in

January, 1986. Three sons were born, Jered, Channing and

Zachary, her pride and joy. She attended Robert Morris

and Remington Colleges, graduating with honors from

both. Robin followed her boys to New Orleans in 1998,

and evacuated to Louisville, MS, when Hurricane Katrina

hit. She and the boys moved to Louisville shortly after.

Her sons were her joy, always joking and bantering with

them.

Her three boys were her heart, and not a day went by

that she did not let them know how much she loved them.

Grandson Mason brought great joy as she watched him

grow. She was anxiously awaiting the birth of her new

grandson, Owen Joseph, hoping to be present at the delivery;

but sad to say, she watched from above.

Robin was preceded in death by her father, Richard

Goin, and her sister, Julie Anne Goin. Survivors are her

husband, Tim; sons, Jered, Channing, and Zachary; grandsons,

Mason and Owen; sister, Erin Gingerick-Bean;

brother, Greg Goin; and mother, Nancy Goin-Domst.

Donations may be sent to St. Jude’s Hospital, or an

animal shelter of your choice. Paid Obituary

 

Sammy Charles “Odie” Massey

Mr. Sammy Charles “Odie”

Massey, 64, passed away on Saturday,

July 1, 2017, at Winston Medical

Center in Louisville,

Mississippi. Funeral services will

be 2 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2017, in

the Nowell Massey Funeral Home

Chapel. Visitation will be the day

of the service from 12 p.m. until

service time at Nowell Massey Funeral

Home. Interment will follow

in Rural Hill Cemetery.

Sammy Charles, a lifelong resident of the Lobutcha

community in Winston County, was born September 11,

1952, to Louis and Daisy Shumaker Massey in Winston

County. He loved his job as a heavy equipment operator

and was retired from District 1 of Winston County. He

loved to hunt, fish, and garden; and he was a big fan of

Merle Haggard.

Mr. Massey is survived by his daughter, Crystal

Massey; his sister, Carol Coats of Louisville; and his

brother, Wendel Massey and wife, Carol, of McCool, Mississippi.

Odie was preceded in death by his parents; an infant

daughter, Valerie Massey; and his brother-in-law,

Marshall Coats.

Memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Massey may

be given to Rural Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Dale Shumaker,

12878 Highway 14 West, McCool, MS 39108.

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

 

James H. “Jake” Mills

Mr. James H. “Jake” Mills,

87, died July 3, 2017, at Oktibbeha

County Regional Medical Center

in Starkville, MS. Funeral services

were held at 2:00 P.M. on

Wednesday, July 5th, at Porter Funeral

Home, with Rev. Leslie Mills

and Rev. Mike Dowd officiating.

Interment was in Center Ridge

Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is

in charge of arrangements.

Jake was born March 20, 1930, in Winston County,

MS. He graduated from Lobutcha High School, and was

retired from the U. S. Air Force and Civil Service. He

was preceded in death by his parents, Della and Robert

Elmer Mills; his first wife, Betty Jo Mills; two daughters,

Sandra Jo Mills Sweeney, and Wanda Gail Mills; a sister,

Annie Joyce Moore; and three brothers, R. W. Mills, Dalton

Mills, and Elvis Mills.

He is survived by his wife, Becky McGahey Eaves

Mills of Starkville; two step-children, Sharon Eaves of

Louisville, and Chuck Eaves of Memphis, TN; a sister,

Doris Sowell of Columbus, MS; three grandchildren, and

six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Wade Mills, Johnny Boone, Chuck

Mills, Jeff Smith, Allen Hartness, and Danny Mills.

Memorials may be made to Center Ridge Methodist

Church.

To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.

net.

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Kathryn “Kay” Groves Underwood

Mrs. Kathryn “Kay” Groves

Underwood, 80, passed away on

Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at her

residence in Louisville, Mississippi.

Funeral services will be Friday,

July 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the

Nowell Massey Funeral Chapel

with Rev. Fred Frazier, Jr. and Rev.

Eddie Agnew officiating. Visitation

will be the day of the service

at Nowell Massey Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until

service time. Interment will follow in Fernwood Cemetery

in Henderson, Kentucky, on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

Kay was born October 21, 1936, in Little Rock,

Arkansas, to Corum “Doc” and Lindell Odell Evans. She

was a member of River of Life Church; she loved working

in her flower beds and gardening and the neighborhood

cats; but most importantly she loved and was totally devoted

to the Lord.

Mrs. Underwood is survived by her husband of 12

years, Fred Underwood of Louisville, Mississippi; two

daughters, Angela Felker (Dick) of Henderson, Kentucky;

and Marti Groves (Tony) of Springfield, Missouri; and two

sons, Michael Groves and wife, Kathy, of Robards, Kentucky;

and Richard Groves and wife, Angela, of Winchester,

Tennessee. Also left behind to mourn her passing is a

step-daughter, Crystal Henderson and husband, Bob, of

Williams, Indiana; and three step-sons, Freddie Underwood

and wife, Beverly; Flint Underwood and wife,

Kathy; and Eddie Underwood and wife, Paula, all of Bedford,

Indiana. One of her greatest joys was being “Nan-

Naw”, “Granny”, or “Grandma” to a host of grandchildren

and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters,

Rita Peyton and husband, Larry; and Kennda Melick

and husband, Owen; and a brother, Corum Evans. Kay

was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Groves; her

parents; two brothers, Wayne Evans and James Ivan

Evans; and two sisters, Becky Austin and Delores Nunley.

Memorial contributions in honor of Mrs. Underwood

may be given to River of Life Church, P. O. Box 695,

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

 

 

Juanice Stevenson Norris

Ms. Juanice Stevenson Norris,

87, passed away on Wednesday,

July 5, 2017, at St. Dominic Hospital

in Jackson, Mississippi. Visitation

will be Friday, July 7, 2017,

at Nowell Massey Funeral Home

from 5:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. as well

as Saturday from 2 p.m. until service

time. Funeral services will be

Saturday, July 8, 2017, at 3 p.m. in

the Nowell Massey Funeral Chapel with Mr. Larry Norris

officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Presbyterian

Cemetery in McCool, Mississippi.

Juanice was born December 30, 1929, in Choctaw

County, Mississippi, to Alvy and Kitty Whitmire Stevenson.

She was a member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church;

a 1947 graduate of Weir High School; and a 1951 graduate

of Mississippi State College where she was a member of

the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. For more than 10 years, she

was an Assistant Secretary to the Treasury Supervisor at

Depositors Savings in Jackson, Mississippi. Later she was

employed at the YMCA in Vicksburg, Mississippi; Mississippi

State University; and with Phillip’s Petroleum in

Borger, Texas, and Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Juanice is survived by a son, Conley Cox, Jr., of Little

Rock, Arkansas; a niece, Brenda Patterson and husband,

Bernie, of Homestead, Florida; numerous cousins who

loved each other like brothers and sisters; and nieces and

nephews. She is also survived by two granddaughters,

Katie Cox Henderson of Conway, Arkansas; and Emily

Cox also of Little Rock. Juanice was preceded in death

by her husbands, Raymond Norris and Conley Cox, Sr.;

her parents; two brothers, Ralph and Willard Stevenson;

and an infant sister, Maxine Stevenson.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jarrod Blair, Lee Blair,

Dr. C. L. Davidson, Dr. James R. Davidson, Dr. Max Whitmire

Davidson, and Jaron Henderson. In lieu of flowers,

the family requests that memorial contributions in honor

of Juanice be given to Mt. Zion Presbyterian Cemetery

Fund, c/o Annabelle Dunlap, 1284 Spay Road, McCool,

MS 39108 or to the charity of your choice.

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

 

Billie Jean Young

Mrs. Billie Jean Young, 82,

died July 2, 2017, at her home in

Paris, TN. Funeral services were

held at 11:00 A. M. on Thursday,

July 6th, at Porter Funeral Home,

with Rev. Billy Bowie officiating.

Interment was in Cedarlawn

Cemetery in Philadelphia, MS.

Porter Funeral Home was in charge

of arrangements.

Billie stared work at an early age. Her first job was at

a soda fountain, her next job was a waitress, and after that

she worked at a plant making plastics. She fell in love and

got married at 18, and had three boys. She was a fantastic

mother who loved making homemade breads, donuts, and

cookies for her boys. Her favorite time of the year was the

holidays. It was then that she used her love of baking to

make rum balls and special cookies and anything to do

with the holiday season. During the Christmas holidays,

she would let the boys hang candy canes from the Christmas

tree and then let each one take a candy cane off the

tree and have it every night until Christmas. She just loved

doing little things to make it special.

Billie never met a stranger. She always loved talking

to everyone, even after she move back to Tennessee from

Louisville, MS. After moving back, she renewed her

friendship with the friends that she had worked with at the

plant. They got together once a week, on Wednesdays,

having lunch and talking about old times. They just had a

special bond that they continue to share together. Her family

meant the world to her. She had seven sisters and one

brother, three sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She loved them all very much and any time she got to

spend with them meant everything to her. Billie loved to

play softball, where she excelled as a pitcher and batter.

She enjoyed making ceramics and painted all of them by

hand. She could talk for hours; and especially enjoyed her

talks with her sister-in-law, Mildred Calvert, who she

talked to every day. She shared the love of telling jokes

with her husband of 50+ years, Simon. They both loved

to have fun.

Billie was preceded in death by her husband, Simon

T. Young; her parents, Clifton and Marie Everett; and sisters,

Kathleen Roberts, Jackie Pace, Bernice Survant, Betty

Beck, Jimmie Harbour, and Faye Nault.

She is survived by three sons, Thomas C. Young of

Altamonte Springs, FL, Richard M. (Allison) Young of

Tyler, TX, and Barry L. Young of Paris, TN; a step-daughter,

June Conner of Panama City, FL; a sister, Marie

Williams; two brothers, Bud Everett and Ray Woodall;

grandchildren: Jason Brown, Chris Young, Cameron

Young, Monica Brogdon, Brook Hollingsworth, and Brittney

Young; several great grandchildren; and a number

of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Barry Young, Tommy Young,

Richard Young, Cameron Young, David Calvert, and Landon

McMinn. Honorary pallbearers were Fulton Young

and Sidney Sloan.

Memorials may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital.

To sign the guestbook, please go www.porterfuneralhome.

net.

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