Miscellaneous Winston County, Mississippi Obituaries

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David Scott Dehner
March 31, 2003
Funeral services for David Scott Dehner, 51, of Weir, were held April 2, 2003 at Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Ackerman with Rev. Ron Ashley and Greg Chamblee officiating and interment in Enon Cemetery.
Dehner died March 31, 2003 of a heart attack. He was an employee of Wonder Bread and a member of Ackerman Church of God. Pallbearers were Charles Salley, Phillip Wells, Jonathan Wells, Q. L. Jolly, Rickey McMillan, Stephen Ponton, Eddie Nell, Daniel McMillan, Cliff Browning, Brian Wells.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Dehner of Weir; sisters, Harriet McMillan of Jackson, Paulette Ponton of Hattisburg, Shirley Nell of Kosciusko.
Nowell Funeral Home of Ackerman in charge of arrangements.

Jessie Lois Jenkins
March 31, 2003
Funeral services for Jessie Lois Jenkins, 89, of Kilmichael, were held April 2, 2003 at Huntsville Church of Christ in Huntsville with Rev. Nathan Wright officiating and interment in Huntsville Cemetery.
Mrs. Jenkins died March 31, 2003 at Kilmichael Hospital of heart failure. She was a homemaker and a member of Huntsville Church of Christ.
Pallbearers were Randy Wills, Glen Jenkins, Oakley Tharp, Bobby Jefcoat, Marvis Braswell, Jerry Boggan.
Survivors include daughter, Sue Evans of French Camp; sons, William Jenkins and wife Christine of Nesbit, James Jenkins and wife Margaret of Collinsville, Jim Jenkins of El Dorado, Ark; sisters, Wanda Thrasher of West Memphis, Ark, Blanche Moore of Columbus; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild.
Mrs. Jenkins was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Jenkins; daughter, June Wills and one grandson Jim Jenkins and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Jefcoat.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Love
April 1, 2003
Funeral services for Mary A. Love, 97, of Ackerman, were held April 4, 2003 at Old Lebanon Presbyterian Church with Revs. Jerry Lawson and Roger Griffith officiating and interment in Old Lebanon Cemetery.
Ms. Love died April 1, 2003 at Webster General Hospital in Eupora of heart failure. She was a retired telephone operator for South Central Bell and a member of Old Lebanon Presbyterian Church. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Nowell Funeral Home of Ackerman in charge of arrangements.

Clayton Ralph Wirgau
March 28, 2003
Funeral services for Clayton Ralph Wirgau, 29, of Michigan, were held April 2, 2003 at Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating and interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery. Wirgau died March 28, 2003 of at St. John's Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan
Wirgau was born January 25, 1974. He was a licensed practical nurse and worked at the Veteran's Hospital in Gulfport. He was a graduate of Meridian Community College in the LPN program.
Survivors include his mother, Slyvia Wirgau of Meridan; father and step-mother, Ralph and Chris Wirgau of Richmond, Michigan; sister, Rebecca Harris of Meridian; half-brother, Nathan Wirgau; grandparents, Irene Hood of Meridian, Norma and Art Wirgau of Phoenix, Ariz; two nieces and an aunt and uncle.
Porter Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Edmond Earl McGaugh
April 4, 2003
Funeral services for Edmond Earl McGaugh, 86, of Ackerman, were held April 7, 2003 at Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Ackerman with Rev. Gordon Sansing officiating and interment followed in Enon Cemetery. McGaugh died April 4, 2003 of Choctaw County Medical Center of heart failure.
McGaugh was born October 2, 1916 in Choctaw. He was a independent business owner. He was a member of the Ackerman Baptist Church
Survivors include his numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Nowell Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Ackerman Baptist Church.

Ruth Clearman Dawkins Peterson
Funeral services for Ruth Clearman Dawkins Peterson, 90, of Winston, were held April 8, 2003 at Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville with Rev. Phil Gerber and Chris Young officiating and interment followed in Betheden Cemetery. Peterson died April 6, 2003 at Winston County Nursing Home.
Peterson was born July 26, 1912 in Winston County. She was a homemaker and member of the Lutheran Faith.
Survivors include sister, Mildred Livingston of Louisville and steps-sons Ricky Peterson and Ray Peterson.
Porter Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette Hudson Polk
Graveside funeral services for Jeanette Hudson Polk, 89, of Winston, were held April 8, 2003 at Shiloh Baptist Church with Revs. Arthur Storey and Billy Bowie, officiating and interment in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. Polk died April 5, 2003 at Winston Medical Center.
Polk was born Feb. 18, 1914 in Winston County. She was a retired owner of Jeanette's Florist and member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters, Phyllis Wright Davis of Louisville, Patricia Beltram of California, Marilyn Hill of Palomar Mountain, California; sister, Nora H. Clark of Alamo, TX; brother, John R. Hudson of Germantown, TN; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Porter Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Eddie Pearl Shumaker Gee
April 4, 2003
Funeral services for Eddie Pearl Shumaker Gee, 85, of Attala, were held April 6, 2003 at Doty Springs Baptist Church with Mike Skipper officiating and Dwight Fleming assisting. Interment followed in at Doty Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Gee died April 4, 2003 at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital of heart failure.
Gee was born November 5, 1917 in Attala. Gee was a retired seamstress and member of at Doty Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include children, Wade and Sara Shumaker of Ethel and Bobbie and Bobby Dean Black of Louisville; four grandchildren, nine grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Culpepper Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Jo Lynn Barfoot
April 2, 2003
Funeral services for Jo Lynn Barfoot were held Friday, April 4, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Home. Rev. Dennis Duvall officiated. Burial was in CedarJ.awn Cemetery.
Mrs. Barfoot, 69, died Wednesday, April 2, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. She was born and reared in Winston County and lived in Neshoba County most of her life. She was member of the First United Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Survivors include one daughter, Becky Ellis Philadelphia; three sons, Ricky Barfoot of Philadelphia, Rusty Barfoot of Philadelphia, and Chuck Barfoot of Philadelphia; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Rowena Goodin of Louisville, one brother, Bobby Luke of Louisville; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were: Wyatt Waddell, Steve Cumberland, Donnie Adkins, Jerry Whitehead, Josh Commer, Jim Gray, Kenny Moore, and Richie Clark.

William (Charles) Miller
March 28, 2003
Funeral services for William (Charles) Miller were held April 3 at Union Chapel M.B. Church. Rev. Robert E. Brownlee, Sr. officiated.
William (Charles) Miller was born in Louisville on February 9, 1958. He died on March 28, 2003 at Winston Medical Center.
He is survived by three sisters: Joan Eiland (Oscar), Linda Miller (Antonio), and Barbara Miller (Dee Dee), all of Louisville. One brother: Jerome Miller of Louisville. Five nephews, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A special aunt (guardian) Genevia Russell of Louisville and a loving father figure, Joe Headd of Detroit, Michigan.
Taylor Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Terry Deone McBride
April 4, 2003
Funeral services for Terry Deone McBride, 19, of Weir, will be held Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the Weir Chapel M.B. Church with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating and interment following in Weir Chapel M.B. Church Cemetery. McBride died April 4, 2003 at Weir Highpoint Road in Choctaw County.
McBride was born August 20, 1983 in Webster County. He was member of the Weir Chapel M.B. Church.
Survivors include father, Billy Roy McBride of Ethel; mother, Brenda Ann Potts of Weir; son, Terry McBride of Weir; Cynthian Diane Potts of Weir; and brother Jamie Ray Potts of Macon.
Williams and Herring Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kate Eaves
April 9, 2003
Funeral services for Kate Eaves, 97, of Noxubee, were held April 11, 2003 at Shuqualak United Methodist Church in Shuqualak with Bro. Don Sampley and Br. Del Blackmon officiating and interment in Shuqualak Cemetery. Eaves died April 9, 2003 at Kemper Homeplace Nursing Facility.
Eaves was born October 19, 1919 in Noxubee County.She was a retired retail sales clerk from Bethany Drug Store and TWL in Macon. She worked at Ledbetter Furniture and Appliance for many years until her retirement. She was a member of Shuqualak United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sons, David Eaves and wife Marie of Lucedale, Gilbert Eaves and wife Annette of Macon, Glenn Eaves and wife Pam of Ft. Worth; two brothers, Dallas Boone of Cantonment, FL, Howard Kellis Boone of Baltimore, MD; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Cockrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Inez Yates
April 4, 2003
Funeral services for Mary Inez Yates,69, were held April 8, 2003 at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Louisville with Rev. Donald M. Bryant. Yates died April 4.
Yates was born May 13, 1933 in Leake County. She is survived by seven sons, Robert Yates and wife Virginia of Noxapater, Roy Yates and wife Callie, Melvin Yates and wife Betty, John Yates, James Yates all of Louisville, Edward yates of Philadelphia and Fletcher Yates of Clearwater, FL;three daughters, Annette Rush and husband Travis, Joyce Ann Patty and husband Joseph all of Preston, Mary Yates of DeKlab;four sisters, Mary Dean Allen, Josie Smith both of Louisville, Lille Pearl Miller of Clearwater, FL, Dora Mae Yates of Maben; 19 grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John L. "Chester" Dendy, Jr
April 5, 2003
Funeral services for John L. "Chester" Dendy, Jr., 74, of Winona, were held April 7, 2003 at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Rufus Carpenter and Mr. Dan Beardain officiating and interment in Dacus Cemetery near Stewart.
Mr. Dendy died April 5, 2003 at Winona Manor Nursing Home of Cancer. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church and a retired factory worker.
Survivors include daughters, Linda Joy Holand of Leakesville, Debra Ann Themis of Aransas Pass, TX, Elizabeth Darlene Bevis of Kilmichael, Peggy Lee Smith of Grenada; sisters, Lara Eva Hamlin of Stewart, Celesse Bell of Shiloh, TN, Polly Haire of Clarksdale; brother, Denver Dendy of Wayside; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Dendy was preceded in death by his wife Edna Dell Lamb Dendy.
Pallbearers included Tommy Themis, Steven Themis, Zak Smith, Eugene Hathcock, Tracy Smith, Mike Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers: Jimmy Palmertree, Clark Waddel
Lee Funeral Home of Winona was in charge of arrangements.

Hazel C. King
April 4, 2003
Funeral services for Hazel C. King, 86, of Weir, were held April 6, 2003 at Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Pender officiating and interment in Weir Cemetery.
King died April 4, 2003 at Beverly Health Care in Eupora of heart failure. She was a member of Weir Methodist Church and retired librarian with Weir Public Library.
Survivors include daughters, Linda Taylor of Clinton, Joyce Walters of Weir; sisters, Dell Barrett of Mobile, AL, Melvia Dougay of West Lake, LA; four grandchildren, one great grandchild.
King was preceded in death by her husband Roy T. King.
Culpepper Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Josie Lovett Lucius
April 1, 2003
Funeral services for Josie Lovett Lucius, 99, of Eupora, were held April 3, 2003 at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora and interment in Webster Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Russell Lucius, her sisters, Gussie Lovett, Ella Lovett Chandler, Cannie Lovett and brothers, Curry Lovett, Wess Lovett, Matt Lovett, Orin Lovett and Marvin Lovett. She was the last surviving member of her generation in the Lovett family and the Lucius Family. She will be remembered for her beautiful crochet work which she freely gave to family and friends. Her love for her family was a source of great strength for all. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church
Survivors include daughter, Becky Jones of Eupora; son, Ray Lucius and daughter-in-law Recenah of Eupora; four grandchildren: Nelson Lucius and wife Victoria of Tupelo; Valerie Lucius, Dallas, TX, Deeta Davis of Denham Springs, LA and husband William Fields of La Jolla, CA; two great grandchildren: Chandler and Olivia Lucius, Tupelo.
Wise Funeral Home of Eupora in charge of arrangements.

Melva Varner Clark
April 19, 2003
Funeral services were held for Melva Varner Clark Tuesday, April 22 at Calvary Baptist Church in Macon. Burial followed at Oddfellows Cemetery in Macon. Dr. James V. Clark officiated.
Clark died Saturday, April 19 at Starkville Manor. She was 99 years old.
Clark was born in Winston County on October 15, 1903. She was married to Charles Carson Clark.
She lived in Macon for 75 years and was a charter member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Clark is survived by five children, Savella May Clark Crane of Pensacola, FL, Dr. James Varner Clark of Starkville, Larry Eugene Clark of Richardson, TX, Rita Gay Clark Daniels of New Orleans, LA and Robert Clark of Meridian; , 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Joyce Cheatham
April 14, 2003
Funeral services were held for Joyce Cheatham Wednesday, April 16 at chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Home. Burial followed at Coy Methodist Cemetery in Preston. Revs. John Branning and Coy Miller officiated.
Cheatham, 70, died Monday, April 14 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. She was born in Austin, TX and was a longtime resident of the Coy Community of Neshoba County. She was a methodist. She is survived by two daughters Cheryl Breckenridge of Preston and Deborah Jarriel of Preston; two sons, Gary Cheatham of Louisville and Lamar Cheatham of Meridian; two sisters Frankie Hollins of Joliet, Il and Ann Smith of Joliet, IL; one brother, Kenneth Smith of Mount Olive, AL; and six grandchildren.

Nell Holt Price Horne
April 19, 2003
Funeral services for Nell Holt Price Horne were held Monday, April 21 at Parkway Baptist Church in Kosciusko. Burial followed at Parkway Baptist Church Cemetery.
Horne was born August 23, 1928 in Attala county and lived in Kosciusko all of her life. She was an excellent seamstress and worked part-time for Leonard's Department Store.
She is survived by her husband Leonard Horne, one daughter and son-in-law, Darnell and Ed Faurot of Louisville, two sons and daughter-in-laws, Ennis Ray and Margaret Price, Jerry and Mary Alice Price of Kosciusko; one sister, Bonnie Yates of Kosciusko, two brothers, Coleman Holt of Jackson and J.C. Holt of West; nine grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.

Bessie Mae Buntley
April 11, 2003
Funeral services were held for Bessie Mae Buntley Thursday, April 17 at Calvary Apostolic House of Prayer in Louisville. Burial followed at Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Elder James Young officiated.
Buntley, 75, died April 11, 2003. She was born in Brooksville on May 3, 1927.
She is survived by six children, Joann Carter, Blanche Elizabeth Goss, Mary Anne Jones, Willie Hardin, Hattie Hardin and Patricia Haynes; sister, Elizabeth McMiller; four stepchildren, Kenneth, carol, Deneen, and Odell Buntley; twenty seven grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

Jane P. Shelton
April 14, 2003
Funeral services were held for Jane P. Shelton Thursday, April 17 at First Baptist Church in Louisville. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Don Boone officiated.
Shelton, 73, died April 14, 2003. She was born February 22, 1930. She was a receptionist for Brunt Ward Chevrolet.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane Reinstetle of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Ken Shelton of Louisville; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Louisville.

Douglas Vondean Dawson
April 10, 2003
Funeral services were held for Douglas Vondean Dawson Thursday, April 14 at Calvary Baptist Church in Louisville. Rev. Wayne Stockstill officiated.
Dawson, 52, died April 10, 2003. He was born June 16, 1950. He was machinist for Caperton Auto Supply and an avid gardener and reader.
He is survived by his mother Theda Dawson of Louisville and a number of cousins.

Grover Cleveland Lindsey
April 13, 2003
Funeral services were held for Grover Cleveland Lindsey Tuesday, April 15 at Betheden Church in Louisville. Burial followed at Betheden Church Cemetery.
Lindsey, 90, died April 13, 2003. He was born November 8, 1912. He was retired from Mississippi State in Horticulture. He was a member of Pughs Mill Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife Ruby Robinson Lindsey; daughter, Lorelei Morgan of Sturgis; and two granchildren, Lori Ann Carpenter and Natasha Wiggins, both of Sturgis.
Nowell-Tilghman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Hattie Taylor Hare
April 9, 2003
Funeral services for Hattie Taylor Hare were held Sunday, April 13 at Plattsburg Baptist Church with Rev. William Bouchillon officiating. Burial was in the at Plattsburg Baptist Church cemetery.
Hare, 86, passed away Wednesday, April 9 at Neshoba County Nursing Home. She was a housewife and a member of the at Plattsburg Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Barrett of Noxapater; sister, Dollie Samuel of Noxapater; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
John E Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Grover Cleveland Smith
April 15, 2003
Funeral services were held for Grover Cleveland Smith Thursday, April 17 at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville. Rev. Phil Gerber and Rev. Mike Allday officiated.
Smith, 81, died April 15, 2003. He was born September 25, 1921. He was machinist for Caperton Auto Supply and an avid gardener and reader. He was a retired car salesman and member of First United Methodist Church. Smith was an army veteran of World War II and landed on Utah Beach on D-Day with the 90th infantry division. He was a lifelong resident of Starkville until moving to Louisville in 1999. He was also a mason.
He is survived by a son, Roger Smith of Louisville; one granddaughter, Mamie Katherine Herron of Ridgeland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kathlyn "June" Adams Holst
April 21, 2003
Funeral services were held for Kathlyn "June" Adams Holst Tuesday, April 23 at Nowell-Tilghman Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Holst, 66, died April 21, 2003 at Barnes Hospital Extended Care. She was born June 2, 1936. She was executive secretary for Famous Barr Department Store. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Collinsville, IL.
She is survived by her husband Luther L. Holst; her daughter, Penny Adams Piotrowski of Lockport, IL and husvand David with children Ryan, Mathew and Amy; two sons, Lloyd Delano Adams of Granite City, IL and Howard Lloyd Adams of Edwardsville, Il and children Samantha and Austin; one brother, Elmer "Sonny" Lowrey of Jackson; and three sisters, Janie Pullen and family of Jackson; Dorothy Crowson and family of Louisville, Willie May Bankson and family of Jackson.
Nowell-Tilghman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Annie Pearl Pendergrass
April 9, 2003
Funeral services were held for Annie Pearl Pendergrass Saturday, April 12 at Liberty Baptist Church in Noxapater. Burial followed at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pendergrass, 85, died April 9, 2003 at Winston Medical Center. She was born April 23, 1917. She retired and a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
Nowell-Tilghman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

David Anderson "Son" Breedlove
April 20, 2003
Graveside services for David Anderson "Son" Breedlove were held Tuesday, April 22 at 9 a.m. from Spring Creek Cemetery under the direction of McClain- Hays Funeral Home. Dr. Wayne Hill officiated.
Anders, 69, died April 20 at Rolling Hills Development Center in Starkville. He made his home in Neshoba County most of his life and had been a resident of Starkville for 30 years. He was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sisters, Ada Lee Moody of Louisville, Lucille Edwards of Louisville, and Ruby Green of Louisville; one brother, Andy Rudolph Breedlove of Starkville; and five nieces and nephews.

Mollie Dent Stewart
April 21, 2003
Funeral services were held for Mollie Dent Stewart Friday, April 25 at Millers Chapel M.B. Church in Noxubee County. Burial followed at Mt. Bethel Cemetery. Rev. Ron Houston officiated.
Stewart,102, died April 21, 2003 at her home in Noxubee County. She was born Febraury 28, 1901 in Noxubee County. She was a member of Millers Chapel M.B. Church.
She is survived by two children, Maggie L. Smith and Dan Ellar Glenn both of Macon; three sisters, Bertha Joiner, Mammie McNeese, and Elizabeth Shelton, all of Noxubee County; and 32 grandchildren
Williams and Herring Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd Burnside
April 15, 2003
Funeral services were held for Lloyd Burnside Saturday, April 19 at Greenfield Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed at Mt. Talley Cemetery. Rev. Lindburg West officiated.
Burnside, 74, died April 15, 2003 at his home in Philadelphia. He was born December 26, 1928 in Neshoba County. He was a member of Greenfield Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by four daughters, Bonnie Holloway of Meridian, Rebecca Yarbrough, Jeanette Clemons and Kathy Burnside, all of Philadelphia; four sisters, Salley Mae Davis of Flint, MI, Mae Davis, Kathelene Davis, and Bobby Davis all of Philadelphia.
Williams and Herring Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John Douglas Payton
April 17, 2003
Funeral services were held for John Douglas Payton Wednesday, April 23 at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Johnny R. Cockrell officiated.
Payton, 97, died April 17, 2003. He was born March 15, 1906 in Louisville. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by one daughter, Rachel Vaughn-Bey of Louisville; two sons, Jessie Payton of Saginaw, MI and T.J. Payton of Dallas, TX; one sister, Essie L. Sutton of Cleveland, OH; one sister-in-law, Odessa Payton of Louisville; seven grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Zelee Wade
April 17, 2003
Funeral services were held for Zelee Wade Thursday, April 24 at Hampton Funeral Chapel in Louisville.
Wade, 79, died April 17, 2003 in Detroit , MI. She was born October 5, 1923 in Winston County. She resided in Detroit, MI where she raised her family.
She is survived by her son, Anthony Walker and wife Gloria of Detroit, MI; one brother, Zachariah Brown and wife Maria of Preston; two sisters, Bessie Mae Jackson of Milwaukee, WI, Sally Carter of Midland, MI; and a host of grandchildren, and great grandchildren
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Albert Nicholson
April 19, 2003
Funeral services were held for Albert Nicholson Wednesday, April 23 at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville. Pastor Henry Donald officiated. Burial followed at Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Louisville.
Nicholson, 78, died April 19, 2003. He was born April 23, 1924 in Louisville. He served in the United States Army from October 1943 until April 1946. He was a farmer, logger and custodian for Louisville Elementary School.
He is survived by five daughters, Lola Ann Craig of Chicago, IL; Helen Nicholson Cox, Diann Nicholson, Genett Nicholson of Davenport, IN; and Annette Nicholson of MN; three sons, Wilbert and his wife Ida Nicholson of Louisville, Albert Aurtha and wife Rosemary Nicholson of Davenport, Iowa and Raymond Earl Nicholson of MN; one stepdaughter Martha Hickman Woods of MN; one sister, Doris Ann and Rev. John Brown of Greenwood; one sister-in-law, Nellie Nicholson of Louisville; thirty-five grandchildren; thirty-seven great grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Odell W. Miller
April 14, 2003
Funeral services were held for Odell W. Miller Wednesday, April 16 at Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville. Rev. Roger Miller officiated. Burial followed at Bevill Hill Cemetery.
Miller, 80, died April 14, 2003. He was born August 20, 1922 in Reform.
He is survived by three daughters, Ellen Renee Perez of Irvington, AL, Linda McMillin of Theodore, AL and Judy Lee of Payson, Utah; one brother, Ernest Miller of Eupora; nine grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren.
Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Danny R. Fulcher
April 24, 2003
Funeral services were held for Danny R. Fulcher, Monday, April 28 at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville. Rev. Albert Bisson officiated. Interment followed at Crystal Ridge Cemetery.
Fulcher, 49, died April 24, 2003. He was born December 12, 1953 in Winston County. He was a welder in the pipeline construction business.
He is survived by his parents, John and Catherine Fulcher of Louisville; daughter Madeline McCall Fulcher of Louisville; and two sons, Jerry Fulcher and Jimmy Fulcher, both of Louisville.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alex Colvin
March 16, 2003
Funeral services were held for Alex Colvin, March 20 at Mt. Bell M.B. Church. Rev. Anthony McIntosh officiated. Interment followed at Mt. Bell M.B. Church Cemetery.
Colvin, 81, died March 16, 2003. He was born February 9, 1922 in Winston County. He was a retired logger.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Colvin of Louisville; five daughters, Lillie Slaughter and husband Sonny, Doris Doss and husband Gus, Peggy Hornesbuger and husband David, Sherry Carter and husband Jerome, and Debra Nicholson and husband Ceasar, all of Louisville; sister Effie Edwards of Louisville; brother, Perry Triplett of Bluffton, IN; fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Henry Yates
April 21, 2003
Funeral services were held for Henry Yates, Saturday, April 26 at Oak Grove M.B. Church in Macon. Rev. Stallings officiated. Interment followed at Mayhew Cemetery.
Yates, 58, died April 2, 2003. He was born June 16, 1944 in Noxubee County. He was a member of Oak Grove M.B. Church.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl yates of Chicago, IL; sisters, Hattie Barber of Alabama, Emma Short of Chicago, IL, and Maggie Harris of Macon; and two brothers, Jimmy Yates and Lee Yates, both of Macon.
Williams and Herring Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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