Mr. Derian Deljuan Dotson Funeral service for Mr. Derian Deljuan Dotson, 32 were held at 11:00 a.m. January 5, 2013 at Mount Sinai M. B. Church, Louisville with Evangelist Essie Jackson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A native of Louisville Mr. Dotson was a laborer. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Kaleena Dotson, father Rufus Dotson and mother Bertha Dotson, one brother Brandon Dotson, grandparents Oscar and Ada Dotson and Christine Waldrip all of Louisville, many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Steven Paul Towne Sr Mr. Steven Paul Towne Sr., 65, died Friday, January 4, 2013, at his home in Louisville, MS. Graveside services were held at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, January 5th, at Yellow Creek Cemetery, with Rev. Dewayne Kelsey officiating. Interment was in Yellow Creek Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Towne was born September 11, 1947, in Brown City, Michigan. He was a member of Zion Chapel Pentecostal Church, and a Vietnam War Veteran.

Pallbearers were David Conn, Larry Pearson, Ray Colton, Alan Mixon, and Charles Martin.

Memorials may be made to Zion Chapel Pentecostal Church, 6529 Garrigues Rd, Louisville, MS 39339. To sign the guest register, go to

Mr. Charles Thomas Causey, Jr Mr. Charles Thomas Causey, Jr., 49, died Saturday, January 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Graveside services were held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, January 7th, at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Billy Bowie officiating. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Causey was born October 2, 1963, in Jackson, MS. He was the owner of Sally’s Cleaners.

He is survived by his daughter, Clair Causey of Louisville; his mother, Peggy Causey of Louisville; his grandmother, Sally Chappell of Louisville; a sister, Terry Garofalo of Fort Myers, FL; and a brother, Scott (Causey of Sarasota, FL.

Pallbearers were Woody Watson, Jay Asters, Troy Whittenton, Josh McNeill, Eddie Lyle, and Mike Clark. To sign the guest register, go to

Mr. Wayne Earl Johnson Funeral service for Mr. Wayne Earl Johnson, 58 were held at 1:00 p.m. January 5, 2013 at William & Hampton Funeral Home Chapel, Louisville with Rev. Eichelberger officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Sinai Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Linnie Johnson of Louisville, four daughters Cynthia Nicholson, Brenda Hardin, Tony McCully and Demetrice McMillian all of Louisville, one sister; Sally Martin, and one brother, Andrew Taylor, both of Chicago IL 15 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

William & Hampton Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Carl Ellis Funeral services for Mr. Carl Ellis was held at 2 PM from John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John Stephens officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Carl Ellis, 56, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, MS. He was a mason and a member of Philadelphia Masonic Lodge #93. He worked for Choctaw Housing Authority. Mr. Ellis enjoyed all sports and collecting watches. He was a member of Burnside Baptist Church.

Mr. Ellis is survived by his wife, Becky Ellis of Philadelphia; daughter, Carley Ellis of Philadelphia; sisters, Donna Pierce of Noxapater and Debbie Cole of Morton, IL; brothers, Ted Ellis of Philadelphia and Doug Ellis of Philadelphia; (4) grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.

Pallbearers were Gene Brown Jr., Arvest Warren, James Lee, Scotty Clay, Scott Carter, Glen Willis, Adam Stokes & Steve Cheatham.

Miss Bobbie Dean Shaw

Miss Bobbie Dean Shaw, 82, died Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services were held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 30th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Stacey Parvin officiating. Interment was held in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday from 2:00 PM until service time at Porter Funeral Home.

Ms. Shaw was born September 20, 1930, in Winston County, MS. She was a graduate of Bond High School, the University of Southern Mississippi, and received her Masters degree in Education from the University of Mississippi. She was a school teacher in Meridian for many years, and was a reading specialist for the Meridian Public School System. She later taught at Winston Academy and in the Louisville Public School Systems. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucy and C. H. Shaw; and six brothers and sisters: Charles H. Shaw, Jr, Thomas Addison Shaw, Charmie Shaw, Elise Shaw Easley, Paul Gene Shaw, and Diane Shaw.

She is survived by three sisters, Shirley (Jim) Dawson of Houston, TX, Etheleen Shattles of Richton, MS, and Charlene (Miles) McNeill of, Killeen, Texas; and three brothers, Clifton Houston “Billy” Shaw of Philadelphia, MS, Samuel Davis (Doris) Shaw of Bell, TN, and James Bruce (Faye) Shaw of Louisville, MS.

Pallbearers were Charles H. Shaw, III, Vince Shattles, Stanley Shaw, Logan Bradford, Addison Shattles, and Matthew Richardson.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the American Heart Association.

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Mrs. Kitty Sue Blaine Simmons

Mrs. Kitty Sue Blaine Simmons, 79, of Greenwood, passed away early Friday morning January 4, 2013 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

Visitation for Mrs. Simmons was at the Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2013 followed by a memorial service at the funeral home. Burial was at Edgefield Baptist Church Cemetery. The Reverend Wayne Hill conducted the services.

Mrs. Simmons leaves her husband of 64 years, Eddie Gene Simmons, of Greenwood; two daughters, Pamela Hope Simmons of Greenwood, and Connie Simmons Makamson and her husband Garry, of Morgan City; a son, Gary Simmons and his wife Pam of Byram; sisters, Edna Mae Norris of Jackson, Shirley Moody of Macon, Georgia, and the late Joan Blaine Sparks of Franklin, Tennessee; brothers, Billy Joe Blaine of Macon, Georgia, the late J.D. Blaine, the late Hubert Earl Blaine, the late Clarence Blaine and the late Robert Blaine, all of Jackson, and the late Clifton Blaine of Kosciusko; five grandchildren, and seven great- grandchildren.

Mrs. Simmons was born in Edgefield, the daughter of the late Effie Mae Jennings Blaine and Robert Gentry Blaine. She lived with her husband and family in Greenwood for a number of years before moving to Louisville.

Three years ago, the Simmons, with their daughter Pamela, moved back to Greenwood to be near family.

In Louisville, Mrs. Simmons worked as a beautician. She also raised and sold dogs, particularly Poodles and Yorkshire Terriers, which she enjoyed very much.

A lady with a fun spirit and a giving heart, Mrs. Simmons took great pride and joy in her family. She loved being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was also known as a prankster, and loved “joking around” with her family and friends.

Mrs. Simmons was a member of West End Baptist Church in Louisville. PAID OBITUARY