Miscellaneous Winston County, Mississippi Obituaries

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Hazel Irene Moore Carr
Funeral services for Hazel Irene Moore Carr, 81, of Macon were held on Monday, June 26, 2000 at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Carr died on June 24, 2000 at Noxubee County Nursing Home of heart failure.
She was a native of Winston County, a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters Dorothy Carr Taylor of Macon, Patricia Carr Gauntt of Macon and Camille Carr of Meridian; three grandchidlren and seven great-grandchildren.
Rev. Grady Crowell officiated at the service with burial in Ellison Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers were J. C. Gauntt, George Gauntt, Gray Carruth, Adam Carruth, Alfred Moore, and Larry Hemphill.
Memorials may be made to the Association of Retarded Citizens of Mississippi.
Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon was in charge of arrangements.

Annie Bell Clayborne
Funeral services for Annie Bell Clayborne, 88, of Preston, were held on June 24, 2000 at Mt. Sinai M. B. Church. Mrs. Clayborne died on June 19, 2000 of cardiac arrest at Rush Foundation in Meridian.
She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters, Helen Westerfield of New Orleans, La and Ruth Rush of Preston; three step-daughters, Bonnie Williams, Elouis Ruse and Virginia Clayborne of New Orleans; sons, Ross Clayborne of New Orleans and three step-sons, John Jack and Harvey Jack of New Orleans and Henry Jack of Laurel; 25 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren nine great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Rev. Melvin Rush officiated at the service with burial in Symra Cemtery in Preston.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cansadie Collier
Funeral services for Cansadie Collier, 78, of Winston County were held on July 1, 2000 at Hopewell United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Collier died on June 26, 2000 of pneumonia at Winston County Nursing Home.
She was a retired school teacher and a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband Frank Collier, Jr. of Louisville; sisters, Meline Robbins of Memphis, TN and Parbelle Nunn of Chicago, IL; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Rev. Jerry Hinton officiated at the service with burial in the church cemetery.
Williams and Herring Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Jayne Hey McKay
Funeral services for Jayne Hey McKay, 90, were held on Sunday, June 25, 2000 at Tilghman Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. McKay died on June 24, 2000 of heart failure at Ocean Springs Nursing Home in Ocean Springs. She was a retired school teacher from having taughter for 52 years and had resided in Ocean Springs for the past 11 years. She attended the University of Alabama at age 14 and earned her Masters of Education degree from Mississippi State University. She taught first grade at Louisville Public School where she was a reading specialist. She was the member of Louisville Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School and was active in church activities.
Survivors include daughters, Ann Adelle McKay Edwards of Ocean Springs, MS and Jaynie McKay Whitcomb of Coral Gables, FL; sisters, Josie Girard of Houston, TX and Ann Kirby of Money; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Rev. Bob Schwanebeck officiated at the service with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery of Louisville.
Tilghman Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Opal Smith
Funeral services for Opal Smith, 83, were held Wednesday, June 21, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Home. Rev. Kenny White officiated. Burial was in Plattsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Tuesday, June 20, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville. She was born and reared in Neshoba County. She made her home in Winston County most of her life. She was a member of West End Baptist Church in Louisville. Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Dickerson of Louisville, Paulette Chandler of Louisville and Patsy Wigle of Joliet, IL; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister Ludean Perkins of Jackson. Pallbearers were: Devon Thomas, Roger Lillis, Chuck Wigle, Jerome Smith, Matthew Stone, and Ray Leathers.
Rev. Wayne Hill also officiated on the Smith service. 

Bessie Mae Anderson
Funeral services for Bessie Mae Anderson, 88, were held on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at Mt. Moriah M.B. Church..
Mrs. Anderson died on July 4, 2000.
Rev. Benjamin Pittman officiated at the service with burial in Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Gerald Carr, Robert Finch, Willie Joe Coleman and Jessie Hughes.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Clifton
Funeral services for Mary Clifton, 67, of Weir were held on Friday, July 14, 2000 at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Clifton died on July 9, 2000 of a heart attack at Choctaw County Medical Center.
She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Johnny Clifton of Evanston, IL; daughters Johnnie Mae Goss of Louisville, Fannie Bett Arterberry of Oklahoma City, OK, Mary Jean Crowther of Columbia, Nellie Hazel Clifton of McCool and Annie Bell Watson of McCool; 28 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Rev. Reed officiated at the service with burial in Hopewell Cemetery.
Williams & Herring Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Claudie Clark Davis
Funeral services for Claudie Clark Davis, 92, of Louisville were held on July 14, 2000 at Tilghman Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Davis died on July 12, 2000 of a stroke at Winston Medical Center.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville.
Survivors include a daughter, Martha Davis York of Meridian; sons, Jim Calvin Davis of Columbus and Wyatt J. Davis, Jr. of Laurel; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Tilghman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bess McMillin Frazier
Funeral services for Bess McMillin Frazier, 89, were held on July 11, 2000 at Tilghman Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Frazier died of heart failure on July 9, 2000 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton, LA.
She was a retired sales lady who had worked at Lucille's in Louisville for many years and was a member of Louisville Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a son, Rev. Percy Mac Frazier of Franklington, LA; daughter, Hallie Jean Blalock of Tuscaloosa, AL; brother, Arnell McMillin of Chattanooga, Tn; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Rev. Chris Keipe officiated at the service with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Tilghman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Roy Chalmas Gregory
Funeral services for Roy Chalmas Gregory, 80, of Louisville were held on Thursday, July 13, 2000 at Nowell Funeral Services in Louisville.
Mr. Gregory died of heart failure on July 10, 2000 at Winston Medical Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Mitch Haden of Hattiesburg and one grandchil, Leigh Haden of Mobile, AL.
He was a retired barber and a Mason.
Rev. Tommy Jones officiated at the service with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Nowell Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Johnny Frank Hudson, Jr.
Funeral services for Johnny Frank Hudson, Jr. , 27, on July 10, 2000 at Oak Grove #2 M.B. Church.
Mr. Hudson died on July 6, 2000.
Rev. L. L. Logan and rev. George Love officiated at the service.
Active Pallbearers were Billy Beeman, Davell Cistrunk, Bernard Estes, Purvis Holmes, Jr., Cedrick Hudson, Patrick Hudson, Faser Johnson, Marcus Miller, Frank Rush, Jr. and Hebert Sanders. Honorary Pallbearers were the Class of 1992.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

U. Paul Hudson
Funeral services for U. Paul Hudson, 84, were held on July 5, 2000 at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Hudson died on July 2, 2000 at Jeff Anderson Memorial Hospital in Meridian of cancer.
He was a native of Winston County. He spent most of his life in the lumber manufacturing business until entering into retail business in 1973.
He was a Mason and a member of the VFW having served in World War II and was discharged with the rank of Major in 1946. He was an avid golfer who served as president of Quitman Country Club twice. He served as a director of one of the local banks for twenty-two years.
He loved his church and chaired several committees including Chairman of the Administrative Board of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife Helen Hudson of Quitman; son, Jimmie Hudson of Waynesboro; brothers, J. R. Hudson of Memphis, TN and W. D. Hudson of Louisville; sisters, Myra Lanox of Yazoo City; Nora Clark of McAllen, TX and Janettee Polk of Louisville and two grandchildren.
Rev. Brian Scarbrough and Rev. Mitchell McDonald officiated at the service with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery of Quitman.
The family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, Quitman or to a charity of your choice.
Pallbearers were W. L. Brown, Franklin Slay, Tommy Scott, Stan Majure, Tom Mayatt, Ray Smith, Billy Ford, Hobby Hammack.
Wright's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Willie D. Murray
Funeral services for Willie D. Murray, 80, of Choctaw County were held on July 15, 2000 at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
Ms. Murray died on July 7, 2000 of congestive heart failure in Detroit, MI.
She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church.
Survivors include husband Charlie Murray of Eupora; daughters, Effie Hightower of Louisville, Willie Metta Martin and Theressa Riley of Detroit, MI; sons, Paul Murray of Chicago, IL, Eldridge Murray of Browview, IL, Charlie Dwight Murray of Detroit, MI, Archie Murray and Bernard Murray of Eupora; sisters, Easter Robinson of Sumit and Minnie Crockett of Detroit, MI; 25 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Evangelist Effie Hightower officiated at the service with burial in Red Hill Cemetery.
Williams and Herring Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Earnestine Austin Shumaker
Funeral services for Earnestine Austin Shumaker, 83, of Ackerman, were held on July 8, 2000 at Big Jerusalem M. B. Church.
Mrs. Shumaker died of cardiac arrest on July 5, 2000 at Choctaw County Medical Center.
She was a retired educator with Choctaw County Schools for over 30 years and a member of Big Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Maxwell of Ackerman; four grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Burial was in Big Jerusalem M. B. Church Cemetery.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dorien Jawon Watson
Chapel services for Dorien Jawon Watson, and infant, were held on July 5, 2000. 
He died on July 2, 2000.
Survivors include his parents Lakisha Watson and Terry Holmes.
Rev. Olyn Hampton officiated at the service with burial at Mt. Nebo Cemetery.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Dorothy Ann Burnside
Funeral services for Dorothy Ann Burnside, 47, of Neshoba County were held on July 22, 2000 at Greenfield Baptist Church.
Mrs. Burnside died of a stroke on July 18, 2000 at the University Medical Center in Jackson.
She was a member of Greenfield Baptist Church of Philadelphia.
Survivors include father, Lloyd Burnside of Philadelphia; mother, Mary Burnside of Philadelphia; daughters, Devonna Nabors of Dallas, TX; son, Clifton Ray Edwards of Austin, TX; sisters, Rebecca Yarbrough, Jeanette Clemons and Kathy Burnside of Philadelphia, Bonnie Grant of Meridian, Lena Craig of Philadelphia; brothers, Arnold Burnside of Lincoln, Nebraska; Willie and El Burnside of Philadelphia; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Rev. Wess officiated at the service with burial in Mt. Talley Cemetery.
Williams & Herring Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Howard Homer Eaves
Funeral services for Rev. Howard Homer Eaves, 74, were held on July 23, 2000 at Faith Apostolic Church.
Rev. Eaves died on July 20, 2000 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY.
Survivors include a daughter, Sonja Castleberry of Benton, KY; sons, James Howard Eaves of Calvert City, KY and Ricky Lee Eaves of Benton, KY; daughters, Jeannie Diana Ledgerwood and Freda Sue Roberts of Calvert City, KY; sisters, Annie Allen of Groveland, IL and Victoria Bowles of Columbus, OH; brothers, Aaron Eaves of Meridian, Duelle Eaves of Independence, LA, Leo Eaves of Louisville and Richard Eaves of Herber Springs, AR; sisters, Sara Long of Meridian and Clara Murray of Groveland, IL eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Rev. Forrest Goodman, Rev. Rayborn Drury and Rev. Melvin Ledgerwood officiated at the service with burial in Marshall CO. Memory Garden of Benton, KY.

Marie Harrington
Funeral services for Marie Harrington, 94, of Preston, were held on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at Henderson Ridge M.B. Church.
Mrs. Harrington died on July 6, 2000 of cardiac arrest at Care Center Nursing Home in Lousville.
She was a homemaker and member of Henderson Ridge Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters, Alberta Reed of Noxapater and Maggie Sanders of Preston; sons, Willie A. Sanders and Tommie Harrington of Preston; 39 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Burial was in Friendship Cemetery at Gholson, MS.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Joseph William Hawthorn
Graveside services for Joseph William Hawthorn, 63, of Noxapater, were held on July 20, 2000 at Mt. Pleasant #2 Church.
Mr. Hawthorn died on July 15, 2000 at his home in Chicago of cancer.
He was a supervisor with JWP Anodizing Co. of Chicago, IL.
Survivors include son, Victor Hawthorn of Louisville; sisters, Margie Coburn of Louisville, Mary Hawthorn of Chicago, IL and Francis Hawthorn of East St. Louis, IL; brothers, Truly hawthorn, Jr., Melvin Hawthorn, John Allen Hawthorn and James Thomas Hawthorn of Chicago, IL and John Wesley Hawthorn of Demopolis, Al.
Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant #2 Cemetery
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Will Higginbotham
Funeral services for Will Higginbotham, 65, of Wahalak were held on July 21, 2000 at Mashulaville Baptist Church.
Mr. Higginbotham died at his residence of heart failure on July 19, 2000.
He was a retired construction worker and a member of Mashulaville Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Sturat of Hazelhurst, sons Billy Higginbotham of Magnolia and Larry Higginbotham of West Point; four grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Parney of Preston and Mattie West of Louisville; brothes, George Higginbotham of Macon and Charles Higginbotham of Baton Rouge, LA; mother, Mattie Louise Jackson of Louisville.
Rev. Bobby Joe Butler officiated at the service with Rev. Gerald Butler assisting.
Tilghman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Christine Holder
Funeral services for Christine Holder, 76, of Louisville were held on Saturday, July 22, 2000 at Nowell Funeral Services.
Mrs. Holder died on July 20, 2000 at St. Dominic Hospital of cancer.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Troy Holder of Louisville; brother, Walter Watkins of Louisville; sister, Beatrice Stevenson of Louisville and one grandchild.
Rev. Wayne Sanders officiated at the service with burial in Harmony Cemetery.
Nowell Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice Kimbrough
Funeral services for Beatrice Kimbrough, 106, of French Camp, were held on July 22, 2000 at Friendship Baptist Church.
Mrs. Kimbrough died on July 18, 2000 at Choctaw County Nursing Home.
She was a retired housewife and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughter, Rosie B. Hopkins of Silver Spring, Maryland; son, Charlie L. Robinson of Ackerman; sisters, Mildred Moton and Janie Whitfield of Greenville; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Evangelist Carolyn Williams officiated at the service with burial in Enon Cemetery.
Williams & Herring Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Lean Middleton
Funeral services for Shirley Lean Middleton, 56, of Louisville were held on July 15, 2000 at Calvary Apostolic Church.
Mrs. Middleton died of cancer in her home on July 10, 2000.
She was a nurse's aid and a member of Calvary Apostolic Church.
Survivors include daughter, Nikki G. Middlton of Tuscaloosa, AL; mother, Lillie B. Riley of Louisville; son, Daren Middleton of Louisville; brother, Gene Dailey of Louisville; three grandchidlren and a host of aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.
Bishop Jones officiated at the service with burial in New Zion Cemetery.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sophia Savior
Funeral services for Sophia Savior, 85, of Louisville, were held on July 15, 2000 at Springhill M.B. Church.
Mrs. Savior died on July 9, 2000 of cardiac arrest at University Medical Center in Jackson.
She was a homemaker and a member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church.
Rev. Ruben Yarbrough officiated at the service with burial in the church cemetery.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Prentiss Seals
Funeral services for Prentiss Seals, 87, of Winston County, were held on July 13, 2000 at Mt. Sinai M. B. Church. Mr. Seals died on July 7, 2000 of heart failure at Merida South Point Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
He was a retired farmer and a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters, Dorothy Sullivan and Willie Robinson of Cleveland, Ohio; sons, Henry Seals, Dwight Seals and Tommie Seals of Cleveland, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Rev. Charlie Moore officited at the service with burial in Mt. Sinai Cemetery.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Agnes Elizabeth Ivy Smith
Funeral services for Agnes Elizabeth Ivy Smith, were held on July 22, 2000 at Tilghman Funerl Home Chapel.
Mrs. Smith died on July 20, 2000 of heart failure at Winston Medical Center.
She was a retired store clerk and a member of East Louisville Baptist Church.
Survivors include sons, Darwin Pete Smith of Grayson, LA, Johnny Frank Smith of Philadelphia and John Thomas Smith of Louisville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Ivy Baker of Tuscaloosa, AL and brother, Edgar Ivy, Jr. of Starkville.
Rev. Rob Faulk officiated at the service with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Tilghman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Thomas "Tommy" A. Tabor
Funeral services for Tommy Tabor, 58, of Louisville, were held on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at Nowell Funeral Services Chapel.
Mr. Tabor died on July 17, 2000 at his residence in Louisville of cancer.
He was the Winston County Civil Defense Director; an avid golfer, volunteer fireman, Fireman of the Year 1993, member of Lions Club, played football at East Miss. Community College for Bull Sullivan in the early 60's, coached summer league baseball.
Survivors include one son, Todd Tabor of Louisville; daughter, Robin Tabor Clark of Louisville; brothers, Douglas McAdory of Noxapater and Paul McAdory of St. Clair Shores, MI; sister, Susan Tabor Hicks of Jackson; three grandchildren, Jessica Clark, Jordan Clark and Dylan Tabor. Extended family included Brenda Hartness of Louisville, June Dempsey of Starkville, April Shaw of Columbus and Andy Hartness of Louisville.
Pallbearers were Bubba Gentry, Steve Sinclair, Cecil Childs, E. L. Vowell, John Mitchell, David Key, Bruce Goodin, and Artis Lee Davis. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Louisville Fire Department.
Rev. Phil Gerber officiated at the service with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Nowell Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Virgie Flake White
Funeral services for Virgie Flake White, 85, of Louisville, were held on July 20, 2000 at Tilghman Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. White died on July 17, 2000 at Riley Memorial Hospital in Meridian of leukemia. 
She was a homemaker and a member of Ellison Ridge Baptist Church, a member of WMU and a Sunday School Teacher.
Survivors include daughters, Judy Bell, Annabelle Glass of Louisville and Peggy White of Greenville; sons, Carvel White of Macon , Billy Max White of Vicksbrug, Hubert White of Aurora, CO and Danny White of Greenwood; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Rev. Glenn Davis officiated at the service with burial in Ellison Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.
Tilghman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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