Mrs. Odessa Rose Mrs. Odessa Rose, 81, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2012, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville. Visitation was at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville on Monday, September 17. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, September 17, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville with Rev. Hubert Yates officiating. Interment was in Oddfellow Cemetery in Starkville.
Mrs. Rose was born July 27, 1931. She worked at both Spartus Corporation and at TRW where she was a seatbelt inspector and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church of Louisville.
She is survived by two sons, Johnny Wayne West of Louisville; and Dale Joseph Fontan of New Orleans, Louisiana; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be members of Macedonia Baptist Church. Nowell- Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing the guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Jonathan Earl Whitsett September 10, 2012 Funeral service for Jonathan Earl Whitsett, 23, were held at Brown Ridge M. B. Church on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm. Rev. James Steele officiated. Burial followed at Rush Cemetery.
Resident of Dekalb, Jonathan Earl Whitsett was a member of Brown Ridge M.B. Church of Dekalb, Ms. He died on September 10, 2012 in Dekalb, Ms.
Survivors include, wife, Karen Whitsett of Dekalb; daughter, Ja’Kayvia Whitsett of Dekalb; father, Donald Rush of Dekalb; mother Tiffany Whitsett of Dekalb; sister, Dana Whitsett of Dekalb; brother, Rodney Whitsett of Dekalb; host of uncles, aunts, and friends.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Linda Joyce Black September 17, 2012 Funeral service for Linda Joyce Black, 63, will be held at Enon Cumberlan Presbyterian Church in Ackerman, Ms on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 11:00 am. Burial will be at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman. Rev. Jerry Lawson and Rev. Ray Lathem will officiate.
Native of Choctaw County, Mrs. Black was a retired school teacher. She was a member of Enon Cumberlan Presbyterian Church. She died on September 17, 2012 at her residence in Ackerman, Ms.
Survivors include husband, Frank Black of Ackerman; son, Brandon Black of Ackerman; daughters, Lacee Bruce of Ackerman and Vicki Williams of Franklin, TN; brother, David McKnight of Tampa, FL; sisters, Merlin Smith of Porter, TX and Sharon Stevens of Ackerman; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, PO Box 294, Ackerman, Ms 39735. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mattie Estes Gentry September 7, 2012 Funeral services for Mattie Estes Gentry, 93, were held at Mt. Pleasant #2 M. B. Church of Noxapater on September 15, at 11:00 am. Rev. Curtis Johnson officiated. Burial followed in church cemetery.
Native of Louisville, Mattie Estes Gentry was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant #2 M. B. Church of Noxapater. She died on September 7, 2012 at Louisville Care Center.
Survivors include Ms. Gentry’s step-children, nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Willie McKinley Estes September 6, 2012 Funeral services for Willis McKinley Estes, 69, were held at Wesley U.M. Church on September 12, 2012 at 11:00 am. Rev. James Morris officiated. Burial followed at Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Native of Louisville, Willis McKinley Estes was a retired laborer. He was also a member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Louisville. He died on September 6, 2012 at Oktibbeha County Hospital.
Survivors include, wife, Ella M. Estes; daughters, LaTaya Estes of Davenport, IA, Carol Shields, Lisa Johnson, and Felisha Mitchell all of Louisville, and Linda Hampton of Atlanta, GA; son, Charles Eiland of Jackson, MS; sisters, Lois Harrington, Jettie Love and Alandes Estes all of Louisville, and Helen Williams of Jackson, MS; brothers, Charles Estes of Detroit, MI, Frank Estes Jr., and David Estes, both of Louisville; 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; uncle, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Hamill Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Hamill, 81, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. Visitation was at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville on Friday, September 14, 2012. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 15 at Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness in Louisville, Mississippi, with Bro. Johnston officiating. Interment was in Bevill Hill Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Hamill was born December 4, 1930. She was a retired clerk and a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness of Louisville.
She is survived by her husband, Terrell Hamill, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Brad Bradford, T. J. Prisock, Blake Prisock, Austin Prisock, Derrick Goldben, and Danny Smith. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing the guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Ronald S. Terry
Mr. Ronald S. Terry, 58, died Saturday, September 15, 2012, at his home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 18th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Interment was in Enon Cemetery.
Mr. Terry was born February 14, 1954, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was a 1972 graduate of Nanih Waiya High School, and attended East Central Community College, where he played football. He was a Navy veteran, and a member of Enon Baptist Church. He was in air conditioning sales with Lobell Sales.
He is preceded in death by his father, Bill S. Terry.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret Johnson Terry of Louisville; a daughter, Stephanie Terry of Noxapater; a sister, Marsha (David) Baumgartner of Barnett, MO; a brother, Jeff (Beverly) Terry of Noxapater; and two grandchildren, Blake Covington and Kyle Terry (deceased).
To sign the guest book, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY
Mrs. Helen Quinn McGaugh
Mrs. Helen Quinn McGaugh, 87, died Tuesday, September 04, 2012, at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville. Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 6th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. David Keen officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. McGaugh was born June 22, 1925, in Winston County, MS. She was a retired employee of Spartus Corporation, and was a sitter for the elderly. She was a member of West End Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Derell McGaugh; her parents, Bessie Reed and Robert Quinn; and a daughter, Martha McGaugh Moore.
She is survived by three sons, Alex McGaugh of Louisville, MS, Phillip L. McGaugh of Augusta, Maine, and Paul David McGaugh of Las Vegas, NV; a sister, Bobbie Barnhill of Elk Grove, IL; and two brothers, Bill Quinn of Mountain View, AR, and Charles Quinn of Elk Grove, IL.
Pallbearers were Mike Goodin, Larry Gregory, Scott Gregory, Marty Quinn, Billy Quinn, and William Watson. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY
Mrs. Agnes McDaniel Ruth
Mrs. Agnes McDaniel Ruth, 88, died Saturday, September 1, 2012, at Winston County Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 7th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Marlon Adcock officiating.
Mrs. Ruth was born March 29, 1924, in Attala County, MS. She was a homemaker and a member of End Time Sanctuary. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lenora and Elbert McDaniel; a son, Lonnie Warren; brothers, T. J. McDaniel, Wayne McDaniel, and James McDaniel; and husband, Louis H. Warren.
She is survived by a granddaughter, Lonnita (David) Camp of Sebastopol, MS; a foster daughter, Libby Jones of Philadelphia, MS; 2 great grandchildren; a brother, Charles McDaniel of Louisville; and three sisters, Eunice Chitry of Batesville, MS, Thelma Knighton of Columbus, MS, and Nora Green of Terry, MS.
Memorials may be made to End Time Sanctuary, Louisville, MS. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY
Mrs. Norma Jean Mills Black
Mrs. Norma Jean Mills Black entered eternal rest on Sunday, September 16, 2012, surrounded by her family at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was Tuesday, September 18, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Dowd and Rev. Leslie F. “Bo” Mills officiating. Interment will be in the Center Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Black was born on March 20, 1926, in Winston County, Mississippi, to Murrey L. and Corine Burroughs Mills. She graduated from Ford High School in 1945 and attended East Mississippi Junior College on a basketball scholarship. She and W. L. Black, Jr., were married on September 7, 1946. She retired after 38 years of service with the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. She was a member of Center Ridge United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, W. L. Black, Jr., of Louisville; her son, Murrey Lee Black (Robin) also of Louisville; her daughter, Debbie Ladner (Theron) of Kiln, Mississippi; her brother, Rev. Leslie F. “Bo” Mills (Celia) of Louisville; her sister-in-law, Bobbye Mills, of Louisville; 10 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Black was preceded in death by her parents, Murrey L. and Corine Mills; her brother, M. L. Mills, Jr; and her grandson, Nathan Black.
Pallbearers will be Pete Mills, Ken Mills, Brian Mills, Charles Smyth, Danny Mills, and David Mills.
Memorials may be made to the Center Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 836 Shiloh Road, Louisville, MS 39339.
Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing the guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY
Mr. Jimmy McMillin
Mr. Jimmy McMillin, 86, died Thursday, September 13, 2012, at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, Sept. 15th, at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Mike Childs and Rev. Benjamin Pittman officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McMillin was born December 7, 1925, in Louisville, MS. He served in the Merchant Marines and was a veteran of World War II and Korea. He was a graduate of Louisville High School, and Bowling Green Business University. He had been in business in Louisville for many years, having owned the Louisville Hotel, Louisville Ready Mix, M & M Construction, and McMillin Realty and Insurance Company. He served as chairman of the Democratic Party in Winston County for 40 years; and served on the Louisville Utility Board for 30 years, and as its president for 25 years. He served as president of the Board of Directors of Winston County Hospital; and was the youngest director chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Louisville. He was one of the founders of Winston Academy. He was a Mason, and a member of First Baptist Church for over 80 years.
He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Barbara McMillin; a daughter, Julie McMillin Sloan; his parents, Burris William and Mattie Irene McMillin; a sister, Becky Tidwell; and two brothers, Bill McMillin and Dr. Carlton McMillin.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Giffin McMillin of Louisville; a son, Jamie (Lisa) McMillin of Louisville; a daughter, Suzie McMillin Lawson of Louisville; nine grandchildren, Chris Lawson, Kirk Lawson, Barbara Lawson, Jay McMillin, Paul McMillin, Barbara McMillin, Jonathan (Meredith) McMillin, Daniel (Tia) Parker, and Jamie Lee Parker; one great grandson, Jayson McMillin; and two step-daughters, Beth Weingarden and Jean Monroe.
Pallbearers were William Edwards, Jonathan McMillin, Jay McMillin, Paul McMillin, Daniel Parker, Kirk Lawson, and Chris Lawson. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Hughes, Henry Moore, Harold Hudson, Jerry Donald, Bobby Land, Dale Saulters, Sherman Presley, James R. Wilson, Bubba Hudspeth, Charles Thomas, David Wilson, Ester Taylor, Roy Roberts, Roger Crowder, Dickie Caperton, Tommy Mitchell, Moe Yarbrough, Wilson Webb, Frank Whites, Charles Gully, and Charles Sanders.
Memorials may be made to Winston Academy, P. O. Box 545, Louisville, MS, 39339. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net. PAID OBITUARY
Ruth W. Carter
Ruth Boswell Watson Carter, age 92, died Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus. Services were held Friday, September 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Shawn Parker officiating. Burial followed at Friendship Cemetery. Visitation was held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Carter was born August 1, 1920 in Louisville, MS to the late George Patty and Edna Boswell Watson, Sr. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Columbus, where she taught a 14 year-old girls Sunday School class for several years. She was also active in the WMU and the church choir.
Mrs. Carter was a graduate of Louisville High School. She met Haskell Triplett Carter while working at the Winston County Courthouse. Shortly after they were married, Mr. Carter was activated to serve in WWII during which time their son Dudley was born.
After the war, they moved to Columbus where Mr. Carter set up his law practice. Following Mr. Carter’s death in 1971, Mrs. Carter worked in Admissions at the Columbus Hospital.
Over the years she was a member of the DAR where she served as chaplain, the Cherokee Garden Club, the Columbus Music Study Club and the So and Sew Club.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Dudley Haskell Carter; her sisters, Frances Watson Webb, Patricia Edwina (Jimmie) Hudson and George Patty (Pat) Watson, Jr.
Survivors include one daughter, Marcia Carter Walker (Roger), Madison, MS; two grandchildren, Lisa Alexandria Carter, Seattle, WA, Aubrey Glyn Walker, Baton Rouge, LA.
She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Patty Hudson Younger, Ridgeland, MS, Mike Hudson, Tuscaloosa, AL, George Patty Watson III, Louisville, MS, June Woodruff, Coral Springs, FL, Sandra Webb Reed, Glenrose, TX, Walter Webb, Holly Springs, MS, Ted Carter, Louisville, MS, Dale Carter Beyer, Louisville, MS, Ann Carter Stirling, Aliceville, AL, Billie Lynn Arthur, Clinton, MS, Mary Jean Reddick, Avon Park, FL and Ouida Hemphill Gambrell, Maggie Valley, NC.
Pallbearers were Roger Glyn Walker, Mike Hudson, Jim Davidson, Steve McEwen, Bunk Harpole and honorary pallbearers included Dr. Michael Duckworth, Jim Ford, George Patty Watson III, Tom Porter, Mac McCarty. Walter Webb and Bill Arthur.
The family would like to extend special thanks to her caregiver, Lynn Silas, and to her dear friend, Sarah Sanders, who lovingly cared for her during her residencies at Homeplace and Trinity Personal Care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the “Because He Lives” program or the “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering,” both at First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 829, Columbus, MS, 39703-0829. PAID OBITUARY