Miscellaneous Winston County, Mississippi Obituaries

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Margaret Roberts Porter
April 30, 2003
Funeral services for Margaret Roberts Porter, 81, were held Friday, May 2, 2003 at 4 p.m. at the Nowell-Tilghman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter died April 30, 2003 at the Winston County Nursing Home.
Porter was born March 10, 1922. She was a store clerk for the Sewing Center and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Aberdeen.
Porter is survived by two daughters, Jean Parks of Aberdeen and Sara Goodin of Louisville; four brothers, Sam Roberts of North Carolina, Billy Roberts of Louisville, Johnny Roberts of Baton Rouge, LA and Olyn Roberts of Louisville.
Nowell-Tilghman Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Walter Van Jernigan
April 30, 2003
Funeral services for Walter Van Jernigan, 84, were held Saturday, May 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Macon. Bro. Bobby Joe Butler and Bro. Allen Mapp officiated. Burial followed in Oddfellows Cemetery. Jernigan died April 30, 2003 at the Baptist Memorial Golden Hospital.
Jernigan was born August 31, 1918. He was a native of Mashulaville and attended Mashulaville school as a youth. He married Merle McKinley august, 15, 1936. He was a retired ranch manager from Noxubee County. He was a member of the Mississippi Livestock Association , Boy Scouts of America, Magnolia Club, and was a Macon Lion's Club Member for 20 years.
Jernigan is survived by his wife, Merie Jernigan of Macon; three sons, Walter Ervin Jernigan of Sharpsburg, GA, Henry Douglas "Hank" Jernigan of Brooksville, David Phillip Jernigan of Millport, AL; sister, Mary Winfred Parks of Alvin , Ok; two brothers, Marion Jernigan of Mashulaville, and John Jernigan of Tupelo; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren
Cockrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Charles A. McAdams
May 1, 2003
Funeral services for Charles A. McAdams, 84, were held Saturday, May 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Ackerman Church of Christ. Jimmy Dendley and Ed Casteel officiated. Burial followed in Antioch Methodist Cemetery. McAdams died May 1, 2003.
McAdams was born December 23, 1918. in Ackerman. He was a sawmill worker and farmer. He was a member of the Ackerman Church of Christ and a U.S Army Veteran.
Memorials may be made to Ackerman Church of Christ.
McAdams is survived by one son, Winky McAdams of Grenada; two daughters, Linda McClure of Ackerman, and Charlisa M. Bowie of Ackerman; three brothers, James McAdams of Ackerman, Grady McAdams of Memphis, TN, and Billy McAdams of Jackson; three sisters, Inez Taylor of Ackerman, Irene Edwards of Ackerman, and Emily Fondren of Mathiston.
Nowell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nellie Lee Lawrence Evans
May 6, 2003
Nellie Evans, 78, died early Tuesday, May 6, at the Winston County Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, May 9 at Lakewood South Funeral Home in Jackson with interment following in the Lakewood South Memorial Park. Evans was a longtime resident of Jackson and had lived in Louisville since 1997. She was a retired switchboard operator for the First National Bank in Jackson. She was a member of Daniel Memorial Baptist Church.
She is survived by her mother, Flora Lawrence of Florence; four children, Ed Evans and wife Kathy of Bryam, Jean Hartness of Louisville, Becky Vantrease and her husband Jim of Eagle Lake, and Gary Evans of Jackson; five sisters, two brothers, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Mid-Mississippi Chapter at 5295 Galaxie Dr. Jackson, MS 39206.
Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Martha Lois Nelson James
May 3, 2003
Funeral services for Martha Lois Nelson James, 93, were held Tuesday, May 6 at 2 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home in Lexington. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington.
Born in Chattanooga, TN she lived most of her life in the Mississippi Delta with her husband Walter Kevin James to whom she was married for 68 years. She was an artist known statewide for her portraits and other paintings. She taught many art classes over the years to children and adults and was active in the Methodist Church in Cruger.
She is survived by her seven children, Walter Keirn James, Jr. of Jackson, Lois J. Burns of Blue Ridge, GA, Maude J. McWhorter of Biloxi, Nellie J. McPherson of Columbus, Martha Nelson James of Greensboro, N.C., Alexander Leonard Nelson James of Caledonia, and Nancy J. Pruett of Tupelo; 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Southern Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

O.D. McKay
May 3, 2003
Funeral services for O.D. McKay were held Tuesday, May 6 at 2 p.m. at the Bethlehem Pentecostal Church in Winston County. Rev. J. R. McFall and Rev. Duaine Morgan officiated. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery under the direction of McClain-Hays Funeral Home.
McKay, 79, died Saturday, May 3 in Heartfelt Hospice in Union. He was a native and lifelong resident of Winston County and had been a resident of Louisville for the past 35 years. He was a retired construction contractor and was a member of Hinze Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel McKay of Louisville; two daughters, Janice Eubanks and Frankie Shumaker, both of Philadelphia; three sisters, Annie Bess Todd of Louisville, Nell Humphries of Chattanooga, TN and Marie Priscok of Jackson; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Hazel Woodward Hill
May 8, 2003
Funeral services for Hazel Woodward Hill were held Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Rank Boyte and Rev. Fred Gerber officiated. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery.
Hill, 90, died Thursday, May 8 in at her home. She was born in Winston County in October 13, 1912. She was a homemaker and was a member of Whitehall United Methodist Church.
Survivors include daughter, Gloria Fulton of Louisville; brother, Jack Woodward of Louisville; one granddaughter; two great grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.
Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William Gines Jackson
May 9, 2003
Funeral services for William Gines Jackson were held Saturday, May 10 at 3 p.m. at the Nowell-Tilgham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sturgis.
Jackson, 81, died Friday, May 9 in Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko. He was born October 6, 1921.He was a World War II Air Force Veteran, a member of Gumbranch Baptist church in Louisville and a former nightwatchman for Spartus.
Survivors include his five sisters, Betty Jackson of Michie, TN, Mercede Tabor of Starkville, Polly Sprayberry of Bryam Rebecca Jackson of Sturgis, and Lelia Jackson of Sturgis; and one brother Alfred Jackson of Sturgis.
Nowell-Tilghman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sylvester (Sol) Currie
April 29, 2003
Funeral services for Sylvester (Sol) Currie were held Saturday, May 3 at 1 p.m. at the Center Ridge Baptist Church in DeKalb. Rev. Samuel Phillips officiated.
Currie, 81, died April 29 at his home. He was a retired truck driver for Prince Lumber Company in Shuqualak..
Survivors include his wife, Smith Ree Curie of DeKalb; six daughters, Ruby Adams, Betty Brooks, Louise Curry, Joyce Burrage, Bobbie Currie, Patricia Mason all of DeKalb; two sons, Eddie Earl Currie of Milwaujee, WI, and Silester Currie of DeKalb; mother-in-law, Everline Bryant of Shuqualak; one anut; one uncle; 24 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Minnie Arnett
May 16, 2003
Funeral services for Minnie Arnett, 83, were held Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Nowell-Tilghman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Poplar Flat Cemetery.
Arnett died May 16, 2003 at the Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Arnett was born August 10, 1919. She was a sales clerk and was a member of the South Louisville Baptist Church in Louisville.
Arnett is survived by two daughters, Neeta Hart of Pearl, and Nellie Rogers of Louisville; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and four great greatgrandchildren .
Nowell-Tilghman Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Brenda Faye Hannah
April 23, 2003
Funeral services for Brenda Faye Hannah, 39, were held Monday, April 28, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Union Chapel M.B. Church. Burial followed in Union Chapel M.B. Church Cemetery. Hannah died April 23, 2003 at Winston Medical Center. Rev. Robert Brownlee officiated the services.
Hannah was born March 18, 1964 in Winston County. She was a nurse's assistant and was a member of the Union Chapel M.B. Church.
Hannah is survived by two sons, Dekendrick Hannah and Alvin Hannah of Louisville; two sisters, Autherine Hannah and Lorette Love of Louisville; and six brothers, Morris B. Knox, Johnny M. Hannah, Willie Louis Hannah, Charles Ray Hannah, Tommie T. Hannah and Michael Hannah.
Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Bessie Hull Eichelberger
May 2, 2003
Funeral services for Bessie Hull Eichelberger, 84, were held Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Noxapater. Burial followed in Stallo Union Cemetery. Eichelberger died May 2, 2003 at her home. Rev. Curtis Johnson officiated the services.
Eichelberger was born February 5, 1919 in Winston County. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church.
Eichelberger is survived by two daughters, Maxine Eichelberger of Aberdeen and Nichelle Eichelberger; three sons, Roy Eichelberger of Flint, MI, Rudolph Eichelberger of Noxapater, Harold Eichelberger of Gary, IN; eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; eight step greatgrandchildren; and three sister-in-laws.
Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Mae Morris McKinley
April 30, 2003
Funeral services for Mae Morris McKinley, 67, were held Monday, May 5, 2003 at 2 p.m. at McCool Church of God. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. McKinley died April 30, 2003 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Bishop Alvin Jackson officiated the services.
McKinley was born November 30, 1935 in Choctaw County. She was a homemaker and was a member of the McCool Church of God.
McKinley is survived by three daughters, Pauletta McKinley of Detroit, MI, Kenya McKinley and Denise McKinley, both of McCool; six sons, Jerry McKinley of Rochester, NY, Anthony McKinley of McCool, DeWayne McKinley of McCool, Kenneth McKinley of Jackson, Dennis McKinley of Phoenix and Alvin McKinley of Cleveland, OH; one sister, Helen Gibbs of McCool; two brothers, Robert Turner of Sacramento, CA and Starling Kennedy of Chicago, IL; eight grandchildren; four sister-in-laws; one step-daughter; and a brother-in-law.
Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Rebirta Jackson
April 25, 2003
Funeral services for Rebirta Jackson, 73, were held Monday, April 30, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Lonely Valley C.M.E. Church. Burial followed in Peterson Cemetery. Jackson died April 25, 2003 at her home. Rev. Eddie B. Roberson officiated the services.
Jackson was born July 13, 1929 in Noxubee County. She was a retired MAP headstart worker and was a member of the at Lonely Valley C.M.E. Church.
Jackson is survived by eight daughters, Priscilla James, Elena Porter, Shirley Jackson, Jessie Coleman, all of Illinois, Mary Jordan of Ohio, Stella Jackson, Sandra Jackson, and Brita Ford all of Mississippi; five sons, Joseph C. Moore, John Jackson, Lee Earl Jackson, all of Mississippi, Henry Earl Jackson and John E. Moore of Illionois; one sister, Colin Doss of Texas; a special daughter, Margaret Moore; 42 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren.
Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Barbara G. Nichols
May 11, 2003
Funeral services for Barbara G. Nichols, 64, were held Friday, May 16, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the Goodway M.B. Church. Burial followed in Donald Rest Cemetery.
Nichols died May 11, 2003 at her home. Rev. Hardy officiated the services.
Nichols was born January 24, 1937 in Neshoba County. Nichols is survived by one son, Sammie Nichols of Philadelphia; and four brothers, Edward Haynes of Omaha, Neb., James Haynes of Omaha, Neb., Jerry Haynes of St. Louis, MO and Less Haynes of San Antonio, TX.
Williams and Herring Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Clyde H. Elkins
May 15, 2003
Funeral services for Mrs. Clyde H. Elkins, 91, of Eupora, were held May 17, 2003 with a graveside service officiated by Rev. Harvey Overstreet and interment in Webster Memorial Gardens of Eupora.
Mrs. Elkins died May 15, 2003 at Eupora Hospital in Eupora. She was a retired Factory Worker and Homemaker. She was a native of Webster County and the daughter of Henry Claude and Linnie Henley. She was the widow of the late Sherman Elkins and a member of Sapa Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter Rubie Elkins Pogue of Eupora; son, Joe H. Elkins of Memphis, TN; sisters, Avery Elkins of Moultrie, Georgia, Mary Davis of Brandon; brothers, James Henley of Northport, AL, Kenneth Henley of Eupora, Richard Henley of Zachary, LA, Prentiss Henley of Heidelberg, Albert Cook Henley of Eupora; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
Wise Funeral Home of Eupora was in charge of arrangements.

Charles White Stewart
May 14, 2003
Funeral services for Charles White Stewart, 68, were held Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Murphy Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Stewart died May 14, 2003 at the St. Dominics Hospital in Jackson. Rev. Don Boone and Rev. Walter Simmons officiated services.
Stewart was born August October 2, 1934 in Winston County. He was a real estate investor and developer. He served in the Mississippi Legislature for Winston County from 1968-1972. He was a member of Murphy Creek Baptist Church.
Stewart is survived by two sons, Charles David Stewart of Brownsville, TX and Phillip Dan Stewart of Caledonia; five brothers, Frank Stewart, Jack Stewart, W.W. Stewart, Jr, Bobby Stewart and Bill Stewart, all of Louisville; eight sisters, Janet Gentry, Patricia Goodin, Delaine Woodruff, Frances Ball, all of Louisville, Sammie Alombro of Slidell, Zelda Gully of College Station, TX, Brenda Castleberry and Dixie Williamson, both of Clinton; and four grandsons.
Memorials may be made to Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ouida McDonald
May 17, 2003
Funeral services for Ouida McDonald, 62, were held Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the McClain-Hayes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neshoba County. Rev. Hugh Martin officiated.
McDonald died May 17, 2003 in Greenwood.
McDonald was born in Leake County but lived most of her life in Jackson. She had worked as a sales clerk for Kennington Department Store and was a member of Laurel Hill Baptist Church.
McDonald is survived by two brothers, Curran McDonald and Scotty McDonald of Carthage; one sister, Nita Reed of Louisville; and two nieces.
McClain-Hayes Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Lois Terry Warren
May 18, 2003
Graveside funeral services for Lois Terry Warren,79, of Meridian were held Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 11:30 a.m. Louisville Memorial Gardens. Rev. Curtis Guess officiated.
Warren died May 18, 2003 in Riley Hospital. Warren was born in Choctaw. She was retired from Anderson Hospital Cafeteria.
Warren is survived by a sister, Flora Smith; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and great nieces and nephews.
Barham Funeral Home of Meridian was in charge of arrangements.

Rubye Holton Jackson
May 13, 2003
Funeral services for Rubye Holton Jackson were held Friday, May 16, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist in Preston. Burial followed at Anderson Jackson Cemetery.
Jackson is survived by four sons, Tommy S. Holton of Slidell, LA, Matthew E. Jackson, Jr., of Houston, TX, Sampson Jackson of Preston, and Mack Willie Jackson of Meridian; two daughters, Charlotte Jackson Collins of Woodstock, GA, and Callie Jackson Watt of Preston; one stepdaughter, Jessie Pearl Reed of Noxapater; three brothers, Santee Holton, Jr., Willie Holton, both of Cleveland, OH, and Leslie McIntosh of Albany, NY; two sisters, Jean M. Roberts of East Side St. Louis, MO and Betty Creer of DeKalb; thirteen grandchildren; and two great grandchildren
Hampton Funeral Home of Meridian was in charge of arrangements.

Shannon Suzanne Adams
Funeral services for Shannon Suzanne Adams, 20, were held on April 28, 2000 at Tilghman Funeral Home Chapel.
Miss Adams died on April 26, 2000 of heart failure. She was a student and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Survivors include her mother, Shirley Baxter of Ackerman and father, Charles Adams of Noxapater; step-father, William Baxter of Ackerman; sister, Shasidy Adams of Ackerman; two step-brothers, Adam Baxter of Ackerman and Michael Baxter of Portland, OR; half-brother, Patrick Adams of Noxapater; half-sister, Christy Adams of Noxapater; two nephews, Joseph Grant Baxter of Louisville and D. J. Baxter of Louisville; two grandmothers, Grace Baxter of Ackerman and Mary Alice Adams of Ackerman.
Rev. Jimmy Flake officiated at the service with burial in Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery.
Tilghman Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Burton Bell
Funeral services for Burton Bell, 83, were held on April 22, 2000 at Bogue Chitto Pentecostal Church.
Mr. Bell died on April 19, 2000 at Anderson Hospital of Meridian.
Survivors include daughter, Earlene Jones of Philadelphia; son, Lamar Bell of Philadelphia; sister, Cecilia Wesley of Louisville; brother, Bob Bell of Philadelphia; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and ahost of nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by wife, Mary Bell; his mother, Leona Hickman and son, Burch Bell.
Burial was at Bogue Chitto Cemetery #2 of Philadelphia.
Milling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Price Coleman
Funeral services for Ethel Price Coleman, 92, of Noxapater were held on Saturday, April 22, 2000 at First Apostolic Church.
Mrs. Coleman died on Wednesday, April 19,2000 at Winston Medical Center.
She was a member of First Apostolic Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include daughters Alice Smith of Bean Station, TN, Margaret C. Thomas of Cleveland, OH, and Sharon Reed of Louisville; sons, Paul C. Coleman of Florence, Al, Daniel P. Coleman of Louisville and Pat S. Coleman of Florence, Al; sister, Jewel Johnson of Noxapater; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild.
Rev. Burlon Commer and Bro. Michael Halfacre officiated at the service with burial in Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to First Apostolic Church.
Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Theron Levon Nichols
Funeral services for Theron Levon Nichols, 65, of Philadelphia were held on April 22, 2000 at Mt. Ary M. B. Church.
Mr. Nichols died on April 17, 2000 of cardiac arrest at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian.
He was a retired bus driver with Neshoba County Schools and a member of Mt. Ary Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include sons, Terrell Nichols of Houston, TX and Terrence Nichols of Starkville; sisters, Georgia R. Culberson and Catherine Henson of Philadelphia; brothers, Howard Nichols of Philadelphia and Kimball Nichols of Fairview Heights, IL; three grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Rev. Charles Griffin officiated at the service at the service with burial in the church cemetery.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Otis Forest Nicholson
Funeral services for Otis Forest Nicholson, 50, were held on April 24, 2000 at Mt. Moriah M. B. Church.
Mr. Nicholson died on April 20, 2000 of cardiac arrest at Winston Medical Center.
He was an engineer supervisor with Miss. ETV and member of Mount Moriah M.B. Church of Louisville.
He was a Vietnam Army veteran, a decaon and Sunday School teacher at his church and a member of Louisville Housing Board.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Nicholson of Louisville; daughters, Brandie Nicholson and Toni Nicholson of Louisville and Nequeva Gaston of Vienna, GA; sisters, Carol Williams, Dorothy Jean Harper and Mattie Haynes of Louisville and Easter Curtis of Bronx, NY; brothers, William Nicholson of Noxapater, Home Hearst and Billy Metts of Louisville; three grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Dr. B. M. Pittman officiated at the service with burial in Memorial Gardens.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Frances Claudine Propst
Funeral services for Frances Claudine Propst, 66, were held on April 25, 2000 at Tilghman Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Propst died on April 22, 2000 of cancer at Riley Memorial Hospital in Meridian.
She was a member of Whitehall United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest J. Propst, Jr. of Louisville; daughter, Jennifer Leah Propst of Clinton and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Oneal and Clurie Freshour and sister, Odessa Freshour.
Rev. Joyce Murphy officiated at the service with burial in Bevil Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.
Tilghman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Kemp Young
Funeral services for Sarah Kemp Young, 92, of Louisville were held on April 26, 2000 at Nowell Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Young died on April 25, 2000 of heart failure at Winston County Nursing Home.
She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and a housewife.
Survivors include a son, Guy B. Young of Louisville; brothers, Tom Kemp of Birmingham, AL, Chester Kemp of Columbus and Joe Kemp of Louisville; sisters, Mamie Williams of Louisville and Nan Harris of Moss Point, MS; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Darvin Young.
Rev. Charles Moody officiated at the service with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Nowell Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.


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