Brian 'B' David Cupstid
Brian "B" David Cupstid, 33, of Madison, died Oct. 17, 2005, at his home.
Funeral services were held Oct. 21 at Apostolic Revival Center with burial in Crystal Springs City Cemetery.
Mr. Cupstid was born in Killeen, Texas, and was a resident of Jackson most of his life. He was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed the outdoors. Camping, hiking, and fishing were a few of his favorite activities. He loved music, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and finding new uses for old items. He was a kind person and had a gift for witnessing to others. He was a member of Apostolic Revival Center.
Survivors include: his wife, Michelle Cupstid of Jackson; his daughter, Brittney Cupstid of Jackson; his son, Dillion Cupstid of Clinton; parents, Ken and Nancy Cupstid of Jackson; sister, Cathy Dear of Brandon; grandparents, Howley and Maudie Cupstid of Brandon; and two nieces, Brandy Cupstid and Alyssa McCullough.
Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Revival Center, P.O. Box 1074, Ridgeland MS 39158.
L.C. White, 65, of Canton, died Sept. 5, 2005.
Funeral services were held Sept. 10 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the Goodloe Cemetery in Canton.
Mr. White was born July 6, 1940, to the late Carrie Bell and Arcola "Jab" White. He was the third of five children. He was well-known for his brick masonry around town and was called "L" by his family and friends. He was a member of New Bethel M.B. Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carrie Bell and Arcola White, brothers, Robert Lee White and James Lee White; son, Tracey White and daughter Carrie Bell Thompson.
Survivors include: his wife of 47 years, Mrs. Rosie Lee White of Canton; his children, L.T. White and wife Bessie of Stillmore, Ga., Tammie Bailey and husband Clifton, Sammie White, Michael White, Larry White and wife Roberta, Glen White and wife La'Keisha, Gwen Bunch and husband John, all of Canton, Tommy Lee Smith and wife Oberia of Los Angeles, Calif., Annie Bell Spencer and husband Robert, Dorothy Wilson of Yazoo City; sisters, Dr. Billie Ruth Terrell and husband Michael of Joliet, Ill., Alma Ruth Dozier, and Bessie Getlue of Canton; aunt, Mrs. Mary Roberts of Canton; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Cindy Lariviere, 47, of Canton, died Sept. 9, 2005, at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held Sept. 12 at First United Methodist Church in Ridgeland with burial in Jessamine Cemetery.
Mrs. Lariviere was born on Nov. 18, 1957, in Jackson to the late Elmo and Evie Tisdale. A lifelong resident of Ridgeland, she was a graduate of Madison-Ridgeland Academy. She was an accomplished pianist, learning to play when she was a young child. She was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church, where she served as the church pianist and youth music director. She was employed with Armstrong relocation in Madison where she served as the receptionist.
Survivors include: her daughter, Valerie Latham Patterson and husband Scott of Madison; brother, Billy Tisdale and wife Jane of Blue Mountain; her niece, Machelle Bernheim of Madison; and nephew, Steve Tisdale of Madison.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Ridgeland, 234 West Jackson Street, Ridgeland MS 39157.
Ora Lavonne 'Okey' Cahoon Presley
Ora Lavonne "Okey" Cahoon Presley, 75, of Pickens, died Sept. 8, 2005, at University Nursing Home in Durant.
Graveside services were held Sept. 10 in Quiet Ridge Cemetery in Pickens.
Mrs. Presley was born on March 28, 1927, in Chunky, to the late John Robert "Bob" and Ora Mae Vance Cahoon. She was raised in Chunky and Pickens, where she graduated from Pickens High School. She later graduated from Holmes Junior College in Goodman and attended Millsaps College until her marriage. In 1986, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Hearst Presley, after 37 years of marriage.
She was a very active member of the Pickens United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school classes. She was a member and past president of the Mississippi Federated Women's Club. Mrs. Presley was an accomplished bridge player and belonged to several bridge clubs. In addition to participating in community activities and organizations, she especially enjoyed entertaining her family and friends at home.
Survivors include: her son, Dr. Rhett Presley and wife Ann of Pickens; her daughter, Daphne Presley of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sister, Sarah Dearman of Meridian; brother Robert Cahoon and wife Elizabeth "Pan" of Birmingham, Ala.; granddaughter, Bronwyn Presley Martin and husband Brandon of Oxford; grandson, John Rhett Presley Jr. of Starkville; sister-in-law, Lucy Garland Presley of Meridian; and nieces and nephews.
The family express special appreciation to the nurses and staff of University Nursing Home of Durant for their loving care of Mrs. Presley over the years.
Memorials may be made to Hurricane Katrina Relief organizations, such as the Salvation Army and American Red Cross.
Juanita M. Warren
Juanita M. Warren, 81, of Bentonia, died Sept. 13, 2005, at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held Sept. 15 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Dover Cemetery in Yazoo County.
Mrs. Warren was born March 20, 1924, in Yazoo County. She was a homemaker and a member of Light House Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include: her daughter, Sally Chaney of Flora; her sons, Watson "Bo" Warren of West, William Edward Warren of Bentonia, Roger Warren of Cabot, Ark., and Randy Warren of Warna Robbins, Ga.; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Myra L. Simpson
Myra L. Simpson, 93, of Camden, a retired school teacher, died Sept. 13, 2005, at Washington Care Center in Greenville.
Graveside services were held Sept. 15 in Shiloh Cemetery in Camden.
Mrs. Simpson lived most of her life in Madison County. She was a member of the DAR, UDC and the First Presbyterian Church of Canton. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.K. Simpson and her son, Ken Simpson.
Survivors include: her daughter, Kay Wells of Greenville; granddaughters, Myra Kinchen of Clinton, Bess Martin of Birmingham, Miriam King of Atlanta, Amy Smith of Mendenhall, and Carla Simpson of Jackson; and seven great-grandchildren.
William Fred 'Bill' Sanders
William Fred "Bill" Sanders, 49, of Madison, died Sept. 3, 2004, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were held Sept. 3 at Natchez Trace Funeral Home in Madison with burial in Jessamine Cemetery in Ridgeland.
Mr. Sanders was a carpenter by trade.
Survivors include: his son, Joshua William Sanders and daughter, Jessi Nicole Sanders; sisters, Beth George of Florence and Suan Sanders of Ridgeland; his parents, Fred ad Billie Sue Sanders of Madison; nieces, Summer Stewart, Amy Mitchell and Anna Cohn; nephews, John Michael George Jr., and David Pursell Jr.; great-nephew, Cade Mitchell; and great-nieces, Presleigh Mitchell and Reagan Cohn.
Memorials may be made to New Covenant Church, P.O. Box 28, Ridgeland MS 39158.
Hazel M. Cothen
Hazel M. Cothen, 77, a retired public school teacher, died Sept. 6 , 2004, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Services were Sept. 7 at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland with entombment in Trinity Mausoleum at Parkway Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Cothen was born Aug. 2, 1927 in Newton to Chester Spurgeon and Ruth Dukes Moulder. She was reared in Hattiesburg and taught public school for 16 years in Jefferson Parish, La. She had been a resident of the Jackson area for 13 years and was a former resident of New Orleans, where her husband taught at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Dr. Joe H. Cothen of Jackson; children, Dr. Jodie Cothen and wife, Teresa, of Louise, Cynthia Cothen Morgan and husband, Dr. Keith Morgan, of Macau, China, and Dr. Nathan Cothen and wife, Vicki, of Beaumont, Texas; grandchildren, Shauna Lynne Manning of Jackson, Gabriel Cothen of San Diego, Calif. Joshua Cothen of Norfolk, Va., Micah Lane Morgan of Houston, Texas, Erin Elizabeth Morgan of Baton Rouge, La., and Emory Garrett Cothen and Ethan Zachary Cothen, both of Beaumont, Texas; and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Boteler of Hattiesburg, Joyce Mathis of Long Beach and Bobbie Nell Taylor of Hattiesburg; and a brother, Chester Moulder of Hattiesburg.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland MS 39157.