Mr. Charles Dean Adams Mr. Charles Dean Adams, 50, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, Mississippi. He was born on September 20, 1961. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, from 12 noon until service time. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Flower Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Freddie Tanksley officiating. He is survived by three sisters: Carol Jean Tanksley, Rev. Freddie Tanksley of Kosciusko, Mississippi; Rebecca Ann Jordan of Culver, Oregon; and Anita Faye Coatney of Lebanon, Oregon. Mr. Adams is also survived by five brothers: Charles Harold Adams of Louisville, Mississippi; Claude Lee “Butch” Adams of Laurel, Mississipp; and Billy Joe Adams, all of Ackerman, Mississippi; and Randy Adams also of Laurel, Mississippi. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com
Mr. Neil Beckham Funeral services for Mr. Neil Beckham will be held at 10 AM Thursday, May 17, 2012 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John Stephens & Rev. Mike Sullivan officiating. Interment will be in Longino Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Neil Beckham, 68, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a logger. He enjoyed working, hunting and fishing. Mr. Beckham was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Mr. Beckham is survived by his wife, Cora Lee Beckham of Phila; mother, Claudie Spears of Grenada; daughters, Ginger Kent of Jackson; sons, Brian Beckham and Robert Beckham; stepsons, Nelson McLain and Milton McLain, all of Phila; sisters, Esta Lee of Texas, Dee Dee Partridge of Phila and Robin Sumner of Grenada; brothers, Hubert Beckham and Little Pete Beckham, both of Phila; (14) Grandchildren; (7) Great-Grandchildren; host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Jason Ward, Tommy Wayne McDaniel, Matthew Weems, Jason Moorehead, Tyler Cumberland, Brad Palmer, Eric Beckham, Charles McDaniel and Bill Warren.
Mr. David Ulrich Lee May 17, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. David Ulrich Lee, 54, were held at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel in Macon on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Bro. Charles Rook officiated. Burial at Mashulaville Cemetery. A native of Macon, Mr. Lee was an employee at New Home Building Stores. Mr. Lee was a member of Mashulaville Baptist Church. Mr. Lee died on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Survivors include mother, Bonnie Suttle Lee of Macon; sister, Margaret Parks of Louisville; brother, Doug Lee of Macon. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Cockrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Dewitt Gilliam May 11, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Dewitt Gilliam, 84, were held at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. Rev. Jerry Lawson officiated. Burial at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman. A native of Choctaw County, Mr. Gilliam was retired from Gulf States Manufacturing. Mr. Gilliam was a member of Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Gilliam died on Friday, May 11, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. Survivors include wife, Frances Pitts Gilliam of Starkville; sons, John Gilliam of Frisco, TX, Steve Gilliam of Houston, TX; daughter, Laura Jordan of Starkville; sister, Mary Metts of Louisville; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Family suggests memorials to Starkville Christian School, 303 Lynn Lane, Starkville, MS 39759 Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Eddie Dean Keeton May 20, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Dean Keeton, 64, will be announced at a later date and time by his family. Mr. Keeton died on Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Winston County. Survivors include sons, Mark Keeton of Ackerman, Michael Keeton of Las Vegas, NV; 2 grandchildren. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Henry Bosswell “Bob” Moore May 6, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Henry Bosswell “Bob” Moore, 93, were held at Mt. Ary M.B. Church in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 1 p.m. Rev. Bennie Hopkins, Sr. officiated. A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Moore was a retired WWII vet as well as Neshoba County School. Mr. Moore was a member of Mt. Ary M.B. Church. Mr. Moore died on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at VA Nursing Home in Kosciusko. Williams & Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ester Bell “Nanny” Walker May 10, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Ester Bell “Nanny” Walker, 80, were held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Meridian on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. Rev. Robert Hopson officiated. Mrs. Walker was a retired restaurant cook. Mrs. Walker was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Mrs. Walker died on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Rush Hospital in Meridian. Survivors include daughter, Wanda D. Young of Meridian; sons, Herman Young, Sr. of Acalde, NM, Johnny Walker of Alexandria, LA, Richard Young of Meridian, Michael Young of Nashville; sister, Betty Johnson of Meridian; brothers, A.C. Henderson and John W. Henderson; 21 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. Williams and Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Ann Carlisle May 15, 2012 Funeral services for Ms. Ann Carlisle, 68, were held at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. Burial at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman. A native of Winston County, Ms. Carlisle was a teacher and served in the U.S. Army as an x-ray technician. Ms. Carlisle was a member of the Catholic Church. Ms. Carlisle died on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Regency Hospital in Jackson. Survivors include mother, Virginia P. Carlisle of Ackerman; brother, William T. “Billy” Carlisle of Ackerman; sister, Jackie Evans of Blairsville, GA. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Kenneth E. Ford May 13, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth E. Ford, 74, were held at Concord Baptist Church near Ackerman on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. Rev. Roger Griffith & Rev. George Collins officiated. Mr. Ford was retired from Ford Motor Company and served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Ford was a member of Concord Baptist Church. Mr. Ford died on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at his residence near Ackerman. Survivors include wife, Linda King Ford of Ackerman; sons, Dan Ford of Southaven, Irby Ford of Madison; daughters, Loretta DuBose of La Place, LA; brother, Charles Irby Ford of Hernando; sister, Lois Raiford of Olive Branch; 10 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Family suggests memorials to Baptist Childrens Village and/or Concord Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Richard Owen Harris, Jr. May 7, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Richard Owen Harris, Jr., 60, were held at Fellowship Baptist Church in Choctaw County on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 3 p.m. Bro. Ralph Cain & Bro. Rob Faulk officiated. A resident of Choctaw County, Mr. Harris was a truck driver. Mr. Harris was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Mr. Harris died on Monday, May 7, 2012 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Survivors include son, William Richard Harris of Carrolton; daughters, Amanda Shields of Mathiston, Karen Abbot of Ackerman; brother, David Harris of Reform; sisters, Judy Hood of Ackerman, Rachel Bell of Maben, June Brooks of Mathiston, Sherry Kelley of Mathiston, Jerry Wilson of Louisville; 4 grandchildren. Wise Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Vera Lois Henderson May 11, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Vera Lois Henderson, 81, were held at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. Burial at Mt. Nebo Cemetery near Ackerman. A native of Webster County, Mrs. Henderson was a homemaker, caregiver, housewife, and retired office clerk. Mrs. Henderson died on May 11, 2012 at North MS Medical Center in Eupora. Survivors include daughter, Sheri Henderson of Ackerman; brothers, Don Starnes of Louisville, Howards Starnes of New Orleans, LA, and Willis Starnes of Ackerman; sisters, Eunice Crittendon of Columbus, Mamie Ruth Dickerson of Ackerman, Mary Ann Hirose of Oxford, Bessie McMillan of Memphis, Opal Prewitt of Greenville, Saundra Wright of Ackerman Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jimmie Kemp Mayo May 19, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Jimmie Kemp Mayo, 71, were held at Harmony Baptist Church in McCool on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 12 p.m. Rev. Terrel Mayo officiated. A native of Choctaw County, Mrs. Mayo was a material handler. Mrs. Mayo was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Mrs. Mayo died on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Survivors include sons, Johnny Mayo of McCool, Mike Mayo of Ackerman; daughters, Karen Blankston of Ethel, Donna McDaniel of McCool; sisters, Emma Billingsley of Huntsville, AL, Alice Blackman of Weir; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Family suggests memorials to Harmony Baptist Church. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Zachary Lucas Myers May 11, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Zachary Lucas Myers, 33, were held at Bear Creek Baptist Church in Attala County on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. Rev. Mark Mayo & Rev. Chet Ferguson officiated. Mr. Myers was self-employed construction worker and served in the U.S. Army reserve as a Combat Engineer. Mr. Ford was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Myers died on Friday, May 11, 2012 at his residence near Weir. ‘ Survivors include parents, Robert L. Myers, Jr. & Brenda Lucas Myers, both of Weir; paternal grandmother, Grace Myers of Weir; daughters, Kaydence Myers, Laura Brooke Myers, both of French Camp, Whitleigh Jo Myers of Ackerman; brother, Robert L. Myers of Mathiston. Family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Vivian Lois Weaver May 20, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Vivian Lois Weaver, 92, were held at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Bryan Carrubba officiated. Burial at Antioch Methodist Cemetery near Ackerman. A native of Choctaw County, Mrs. Weaver was a factory worker & homemaker. Mrs. Weaver was a member of Ackerman United Methodist Church. Mrs. Weaver died on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Choctaw County Nursing Home in Ackerman. Survivors include son, Maxie Weaver of Fayette, AL; 3 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Family suggests memorials to Choctaw County Animal Shelter and/or Ackerman United Methodist Church Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Frankie Sue Power May 8, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Frankie Sue Power, 86, were held at Weir Baptist Church in Weir on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 12 p.m. Dr. Clarence Cooper & Rev. Mark Mayo officiated. Burial at South Union Cemetery near Ackerman. Mrs. Power was a native of Choctaw County and a member of Weir Baptist Church. Mrs. Power died on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Atwood Personal Care Home in Kosciusko. Survivors include son, Billy Power of Bay St. Louis; daughter, Debbie Rice of Pearl; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Herbert L. (Billy) Smith Graveside services for Mr. Herbert L. (Billy) Smith will be held at 3:30 PM Wed., May 23, 2012 at Friendship Baptist Church Cemeteryin Statesboro, GA. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of local arrangements. Mr. Smith, 81, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Regency Hospital in Meridian, MS. He was born in Georgia on August 17, 1930. He has lived in Philadelphia the past 25 years. Mr. Smith retired from the U.S. Navy. He also retired from Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians as a facility manager. His hobbies were fishing and playing his guitar. He was a Baptist. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Cheryl Smith of Phila, MS; Stepdaughter, Patricia Quintana of Phila, MS; Sons, Rick Smith of Rincon,GA, Ron Smith of Vidalia, GA and Kenneth Smith of Cyprus, Greece; Brothers, James Robert Smith of Statesboro, GA, Arnold Smith of Columbus, GA and Harold Smith of Nevils, GA; (9) Grandchildren; (8) Great- Grandchildren.
Ms. Brenda Kay Collins Funeral services for Ms. Brenda Kay Collins will be held at 11 AM Wed., May 23, 2012 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John Stephens and Rev. Chris Vowell officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Collins, 61, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Anderson Regional Medical Center-North in Meridian, MS. She was a seamstress for Jockey Apparel. She is a member of Crossway Community Church. Ms. Collins is survived by Mother, Bernice Lofton; daughter, Robin Elizabeth Rowell of Union, MS; sons, Milton Dewayne Davis, Dennis Kelly Davis and Joel Davis all of Union, MS; sisters, Linda Miller and Sandra Plemmons both of North Carolina; brother, Ronnie Nickson; (3) grandchildren; host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Joe Rowell, Kenneth Thompson, Mike Fulton, Scotty Pinson, James Russell & Larry Fulton.
Mr. Harold Franklin Palone, 80, died Sunday, May 13, at Choctaw County Hospital in Ackerman, MS. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 16th, at 2:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Palone was born April 10th, 1932, in Albuquerque, NM. He was a retired accountant for the Federal Government, a member of Blythe Creek Baptist Church in Mathiston, and served in the U.S. Army during The Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his son, Tommy McClear; and his brother, Ray Palone. He is survived by his wife, Emmajean Palone of Ackerman, MS; four daughters, Pat Witten of Greenville, SC, Penelope Anne Palone of Phoenix, AZ, Loretta Peery of Charleston, SC, and Vickie McCleer of Louisville, MS; three sons, Frank McCleer of Greenville, SC, Rick McCleer of Tulsa, OK, and Thomas McCleer of Louisville, MS; two step- sons, William Nelson of Louisville, MS, and John Nelson of Canton, OH; one brother, Ed Palone of Seattle, WA; 26 grand- children; and numerous great grandchildren. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY
Mrs. Bettie Bennett
Mrs. Bettie Bennett, 78, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Monday, May 21, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Wissel officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Born on January 21, 1934, Mrs. Bennett was a member of West Union Presbyterian Church. She retired from Bennett’s Quik Chek, which she owned with her husband. Mrs. Bennett is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dale C. Bennett; her daughter, Jennie Bennett Hodges and husband, Terry, of Ridgeland, Mississippi; and her son, Andy Bennett of Louisville, Mississippi. She is also survived by two sisters, Beth Williams McCoy and Janie Strain both of Houston, Texas; as well as her brother, Jack Williams of Bay City, Texas. Mrs. Bennett has two grandchildren, Orry Clark Hodges and Matthew Robert Hodges. She is preceded in death by her son, Clark Bennett; and her parents, Mack Andrew “Red” and Ora Jane Steed Williams. Serving as pallbearers were Dustin Pearson, James Moffitt, Daryl Edmonds, Kevin Whitehead, Dan Sullivan, and Sam Livingston. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements.
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Mr. Kenneth Ray Dempsey
Mr. Kenneth Ray Dempsey, 47, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Louisville. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 10th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Dempsey was born July 22, 1964, in Louisville, MS. He was the owner of 4-D Construction and a member of South Louisville Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Hisaw Dempsey of Louisville; his mother, Louise Dempsey; two daughters, Brittany Dempsey (Brad) Dickerson, and Kali Rae Dempsey, and her fiancé, Steven Rogers, both of Louisville; a son, Brandon Burrage of Noxapater, MS; two sisters, Norma Dempsey (Ken) Hisaw of Louisville, and Christine Dempsey (Tony) Pirkle of Olive Branch, MS; and three grandchildren, Braley Raye Dickerson, Braz Dickerson, and Alexis Rogers. Pallbearers were Danny Heard, Bradley Heard, Mich McAdory, Kenny Belk, Lenny Fulton, Mark Covington, Bill Hilliard, Louis Romero, and Carmen Romero. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Smith, Joel Cockrell, Mark Stevenson, Curtis Quinn, Thomas McAdory, Daniel Robertson, Andy Grisset, and Mike Woods. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. To sign the guest book, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY
Mr. James M. Hardy
Mr. James M. Hardy 86, died Friday, May 11, 2012, at his home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 16th, at East Louisville Baptist Church, with Rev. Mason Joy and Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hardy was born January 8, 1926, in Memphis, TN. He has been retired for 31 years from Ford Motor Company, where he was a supervisor. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners; and was very active in fundraising for the Shriners Hospital. He was a member of East Louisville Baptist Church, and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents, Onie Mae and Otis Hardy; a grandson, Timothy Wade Coleman, Jr.; and three brothers, Glen, William, and Bev Hardy. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Hardy of Louisville; three daughters, Lynn (Terry) Markham of Gainesville, FL, Kathleen Oldham, and Lorraine (Tim) Coleman, both of Louisville, MS; two sons, Jeffrey Hardy of Columbia, TN, and David (Louann) Hardy of Virginia Beach, VA; five sisters, Carrie Stringfellow of Pass Christian, MS, Franci Hardy of Gautier, MS, Betty Murray of California, Bennie Sue Werstler of Bay Minette, AL, and Thelbert Hardy of Fernandina Beach, FL, Damon Hardy of Orlando, FL, and Inman Hardy of Louisville, MS; 13 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Brent Young, Jessie Ford, Larry Gregory, David Holton, and Robert Wall. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Assn., P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312, or the American Heart Assn., 1101 Northchase Parkway, Marietta, GA, 30067. To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY
Mrs. Evelyn Williamson
Mrs. Evelyn Williamson, 80, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was at Harmony Baptist Church in Louisville, Mississippi, on Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Interment was in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Born on May 5, 1932, Mrs. Williamson was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Calhoun School and later she retired from Winston Medical Center after working in both the Food Service and Purchasing Departments. Mrs. Williamson is survived by three sisters, Carolyn Watson and husband, Billy, of Louisville, Mississippi, Brenda Dawkins and husband, Douglas, of Columbus, Mississippi, and Lynette Gossett and husband, Bennie, of Olive Branch, Mississippi; as well as one brother, Gerald Hatcher of Louisville, Mississippi. She is also survived by seven nieces, Pat Blanton, Teresa Ming, Leigh Anne Henry, Christy Wright, Denise Hocutt, Stacey Hall and Kerri Cobb. Mrs. Williamson also has two nephews, Danny Hatcher and Dwayne Hatcher and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvis Williamson; her parents, David Kemp and Vera Mosley Hatcher; and her brother, Delynn Hatcher. Serving as pallbearers were Steve Blackwell, Marty Ming, Paul Russell, Brian Hailey, Larry Gregory, and Frank Jenkins. Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 320 Harmony Baptist Church Road, Louisville, MS 39339. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS handled the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY
Hattie Rose Barnhill
Hattie Rose Barnhill, age 102, died at Vickers Personal Care Home Sunday May 20,2012. Visitation was at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 at First Baptist Church, Starkville with funeral following at 1:00 p.m A graveside service was held at Oakwood Cemetery in Winona at 3:15 p.m. Born 3/19/1910 to Dora Hardwick Harville and George William Harville in Northeast Mississippi close to Corinth as the fourth of seven children, Hattie Barnhill grew up knowing the value of work and how to pinch pennies. She attended high school at Duck Hill, did well with her studies, was a star basketball player, but fell in love with a young barber who had moved to town to open a shop and owned a Star convertible car with a rumble seat (a rarity) and with whom all the eligible ladies were competing for attention. After the tenth grade at age sixteen she married this young barber, Henry Calvin Rose, in May, 1926. They had four children, H. C., Dora, Jim, and Lloyd, and lived in Duck Hill until 1943 when they moved to Winona, MS to open another barber shop. All the children finished high school in Winona and went off to college. Hattie always regretted not finishing high school and she and Henry always instilled in the children that they would go to college. The family wound up with a pharmacist, a college professor, an investment banker, and a dentist—all of whom achieved a masters or doctorate degrees. Hattie went to dietitian school in various places, received certification, started the school cafeteria in Winona, and was working there when Henry fell dead with a massive heart attack in 1949. She had two children married and in college at the time, two at home and was thirty-nine years old. She continued to manage the cafeteria and take dietitian courses in the summer until 1952 when her first grandchild was born in Louisville, MS and she came to visit. There she met and later married Marshall (Cap) Mitchell. After about a year of marriage Cap Mitchell contracted muscular dystrophy and lived only about six months after that. About 1956 she married Edgar Barnhill who was a postal worker. He had no children and was very loving to her children, her mother who visited often, and her grandchildren. She added school cafeterias in Winston County and was managing five when she retired in the late 60s. Edgar contracted liver cancer soon after that and she nursed him until his death in 1972. After his death she moved to Starkville to work in real estate, which she did in early 70s. She loved church activities and volunteer jobs and was always out and about visiting others or doing things for them. In 1998 she had health problems and moved to Vickers Personal Care Home (then Scribner’s) and has lived there since. H. C. was a pharmacist, now retired, in Ridgeland, MS. Dora was an accounting professor at MSU, now retired, Jim was an investment banker in Dallas, TX (died with cancer in 1984), Lloyd was a dentist, now retired, from Starkville. Hattie has 59 living descendants, i.e., children , in–laws, grand- children, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren. PAID OBITUARY
Steven Oswalt Rogers died Saturday, May 19, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 Wednesday afternoon at First United Methodist Church, 200 West Lampkin Street, Starkville, Mississippi. Visitation will be held at 2:30 at the church. Interment will follow in the Memorial Garden Park Cemetery in Starkville, MS. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Ozzie was born in McComb, Mississippi and moved to Starkville in 1967 where he attended Starkville High School. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in business. Ozzie was involved in the real estate and appraisal business until his health began to decline. Mr. Rogers was a member of First United Methodist Church of Starkville. Ozzie loved Mississippi State sports. He was a member of the Quarterback Club, the Bulldog Club, and the MSU Alumni Association. Ozzie was an avid golfer and he dearly loved his one o’clock golf group. Ozzie was a former member of the Golden Triangle Association of Realtors. He has been involved with all aspects of the real estate business from realtor, appraiser, investor and builder. He was also a talented carpenter. Ozzie had traveled all over the world. He loved learning about the people and cultures of different countries. He loved spending time with family and friends. Ozzie never met a stranger and he greeted everyone with a smile. He is survived by Rhonda Bookout Rogers of Starkville, MS; brothers, H. Russell Rogers (Barbara) of Starkville, MS, J. Randall Rogers (Carolyn) of Auburn, AL, Larry Chapin (Julie) of Portland, MI and Roger Chapin (Rene’) of Fort Worth, TX; sister, Martha Chapin of Greenville, N.C.; brother-in-law, Scott Bookout (Day) of Hattiesburg, MS; and mother-in-law, Judy Bookout Morgan of Hattiesburg, MS; nieces, Taylor Bookout, Tara Rogers Byars, Reid Rogers, Melanie Rogers, Melissa Mirch, and Lauren Chapin; and nephews, Rusty Rogers, William Rogers, Broc Bookout, and Thomas Chapin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Russell Rogers and Arlie Ruth Smith Rogers Chapin. Pallbearers are: Stan Raye, Fred Newman, Tony Eiland, Rodney Faver, Sammy Willcutt and Charlie Hester, Dominic Cunetto and Dale Reed. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Ozzie may be sent to the First United Methodist Church or the Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703 or to a charity of choice.
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