Edward Gibson Lipsey
Died: Saturday, October 12, 2002
Lt. Col. Edward Gibson Lipsey, 73, a retired fighter pilot in the United States Air Force, died Saturday, October 12, 2002, at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona. A private service will be held in the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. Crystal Rose Funeral Home in Tolleson, Arizona is handled the arrangements.
He was married to Patricia Lipsey for 48 years and father to Lisa and Robb, brother to W.L. Lipsey and Bobby May Ford. His seven grandchildren will remember him as a generous and fun loving grandfather. Edd was a highly respected fighter pilot with 5000 flying hours, 230 of those in combat. Not only was he "Top Gun" three times, the last of these commendations was at the age of 48 years. Among the numerous decorations he received, were the Silver Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Edd was a Holmes County native, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lipsey. They lived in the Franklin Community south of Lexington. He attended Lexington High School.
Dollie Wigley Kyzer
Died: Monday, October 07, 2002
Dollie Wigley Kyzer, 89, of Durant died at her residence, October 7, 2002, from heart failure. Services were Tuesday, October 8, at Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Durant, with burial in Mizpah Cemetery. Officiating ministers were Rev. Willie Bishop and Rev. Bobby Williamson. Southern Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Kyzer was the daughter of Joe Wigley and Ada Boyett. She worked as an inspector for Durant Sportswear and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Bit Kyzer and her son Houston Kyzer.
Survivors include: one daughter, Jane Blackmon of Carrollton; one son, Ross Kyzer of Durant; two sisters, Bessie Ingram of Durant and Mable Reeves of Brandon; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: Carey Ellington, Phil Williamson, Jason Dew, Jerry Bankhead, Andy Ledbetter, and Ricky Thornton.
Honorary pallbearers were: J.T. Keen and Al Jobe.
Sue Ellen Pounders McBride
Died: Thursday, September 18, 2003
Sue Ellen Pounders McBride, 61, of Durant died Thursday, September 18, 2003 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Services were Saturday, September 20, 2003 at The First United Methodist Church in Durant with burial in Brister Cemetery. Rev. Joe Reynolds officiated.
Mrs. McBride was the daughter of James Lewis Pounders and Dolly Edwards. She was a retired Durant Separate School District employee. She was a member of Durant First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: husband, Leo McBride of Durant; two sons, Danny Ray McBride of Lexington and Sammy ďBoĒ McBride of Lufkin, Texas; two daughters, Tammy McAdams of McAdams and Mary Jobe of Durant; four brothers, Clarence Saxton of Las Vegas, Nevada, Eli Saxton of Lexington, Lawerance Saxton of Raymond, Dudley Pounders of Mesa, Arizona, and John Pounders of Beggs, Oklahoma; two sisters, Carolyn McDaniel of West and Rosetta Bray of Lexington; and eight grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were: David McBride, Michael McBride, Scott Binegar, Robert McDaniel, Martin Frazure, and Duck Rucker.
Honorary pallbearers were: Dr. Fletcher Shrock, Dale McBride, Marc Boutwell, Dr. John Downer, Dr. Elias Abboud, Daniel McBride, Cassey McBride, and Blaine McBride.
Lenard Andrew Thweatt
Died: Thursday, September 18, 2003
Lenard Andrew Thweatt, 71, of Sallis died Thursday, September 18, 2003 at University Hospital of Holmes County in Lexington. Graveside services were Friday, September 19, 2003 at 3 p.m. at Bowlin Cemetery in Sallis. Rev. Charles McBride officiated.
Mr. Thweatt was born to Percy Andrew Thweatt and Ila Strickland. He was a retired postal employee for the U.S. Postal Service and a World War II veteran. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church.
Survivors include: wife, Sarah Cochran Thweatt of Sallis; his mother, Ila Thweatt Mann of Greenville; sons, Marvin Thweatt and Mike Thweatt both of Columbus; one stepson, James Adcock of Sallis; one stepdaughter, Thelma Townsend of Sallis; two brothers, Lonnie Thweatt of Summerton, Alabama and Robert L. Thweatt of Lexington; one sister, Joyce Almond of Greenville.
Jessie Kimbrough Bradford
Died: Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Jessie Kimbrough Bradford, 85, of Jackson died Wednesday, September 10, 2003. Services were Monday, September 22 at 1:00 p.m. at Hope Spring Baptist Church in Jackson. Rev. Walter L. Johnson, Jr., officiated.
Mrs. Bradford was the daughter of the late Rebecca Smith Kimbrough and Daniel Kimbrough of Lexington. She was united in marriage to the late Frank Eugene Bradford Jr., in 1940. Three sisters preceded her in death Dannerine, Mabelene, and Augustine.
Mrs. Bradford worked as a Dietician in the Jackson Public School System for twenty-nine years. She was an avid church member serving as president of the choir, Sunday school teacher, Missionary Society member and Kitchen Coordinator. She was a long time member of the Bailey Avenue Garden Club.
Survivors include: two sons, Calvin Bradford of Denver, Colorado and Roland Bradford of Jackson; four sisters, Dorothy Ervin, Sarah Hart, Barbara Wade, and Rose Robinson; 4 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Bessie Wigley Ingram
Died: Thursday, September 04, 2003
Bessie Wigley Ingram, 95, died Thursday, September 4, 2003 at University Nursing Center in Durant. Services were Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko with burial in Parkway Cemetery. Dr. Joe Pate officiated.
Mrs. Ingram was born December 19, 1907 in the Possumneck Community of Attala County, and had lived in Kosciusko for thirty-eight years prior to entering the nursing home. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church and active in the Keen Agers Senior Adult Group. She was one of their regular quilters.
A retired nurse, she graduated from Kingís Daughters Hospital in Gulfport in 1931. She worked at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Ingram. She is survived by a sister, Mable Reeves of Brandon and a number of nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers include: John R. Wigley, Ross Kyzer, Bill McKnight, George Patton, Buster Oliver, and Sonny Cade.
Honorary pallbearers were Hunter Jordan, Sr. and Dr. Claude Jackson.
Memorials may be made to Parkway Baptist Church in Kosciusko.
Geneva Harris Simpson
Died: Tuesday, September 02, 2003
Geneva Harris Simpson, 78, of Detroit, Michigan died Tuesday, September 2, 2003. Services were Saturday, September 6, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Ecorse in Ecorse, Michigan with burial in Woodmere Cemetery. Pastor Alfred Davis, Jr. officiated.
Mrs. Simpson was born to the union of Mitchell Harris and Nettie Greer Harris. At an early age she was baptized at The Zion City Baptist Church in Pickens, Mississippi.
She received her education in Lexington, Mississippi. She relocated to Detroit, Michigan to seek employment where she met and married Marion Simpson. To this union a son was born Nathan Simpson, both her son and husband preceded her in death.
In 1954, she and her family moved to Southwest Detroit and she transferred her membership to the First Baptist Church. She was on the usher board for thirty-one years and was also a member of the Missionary Society.
Survivors include: a brother, Albert Harris of Chicago, Illinois; two sisters, Lorraine Howard of Ebenezer, Miss. and Cecilla Robinson of Chicago, Illinois; adopted daughters, Earline Deering of Lexington, Mississippi, and Louise Harrison; one adopted son, Lawrence Duff.
The active pallbearers were her great nephews. The honorary pallbearers were her nephews.
Corrine Pitchford Langdon
Died: Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Corrine Pernell Pitchford-Langdon, 77, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin died Tuesday August 26, 2003. Services were Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with burial in Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Dr. Charles E. Thornhill officiated.
Mrs. Langdon was born to the wedlock of Jack and Millie Pernell of Lexington, Mississippi. She attended the Elementary and High Schools of Lexington. She was a member of Epworth Methodist Church until she moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1952.
She attended Jackson College and Alcorn College. She taught in the public schools of Holmes County for seven years. In 1948 she married Albert Pitchford, Jr. They had two sons and Albert preceded her in death in 1971. In 1986 she married Petro A. Langdon with whom she lived until her death.
Mrs. Langdon was united with Mount Moriah Baptist Church. At Mount Moriah, she held the positions of president of the Chesterd-Mannery Scholarship fund. President of the Building Fund Committee, member of Christian Education, Chairman of the Pastorís Appreciation Committee, plus numerous church-related activities.
She was employed for 34 years as a manager with the Lerner Corporation of Wisconsin. She was a member of Gama Phi Delta Sorority, a lifetime member of the NAACP. She served on the Board of Directors of the Capitol Court Shopping Center, and as president of the 24th Place Block Club.
Survivors include: a husband, Petro Langdon; two sons, Albert III and Michael Pitchford; a daughter, Valerie Benton-Davis; four sisters, Francis Jackson of Waterloo, Iowa, Ruth Rule of Chicago, Illinois, Jeanette Johnson and Mable Rule of Lexington, Mississippi; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: Lenard Pitchford, III, Michael Pitchford, Lenard Simpson, Leonard Davis, Eugene Pitchford, and Isaac Harper, Jr.
Deborah Kaye Walden
Died: Monday, August 25, 2003
Deborah Kaye Walden, 48, of Flora died Monday, August 25, 2003 at her residence. Services were Wednesday, August 27 at 10 a.m. at Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington with burial in Pinecrest Cemetery in Tchula. Rev. Sonny Bradshaw officiated.
Mrs. Walden was the daughter of Carrie Hughes Alderman and the late James T. Alderman. She was a homemaker and also a member of Franklin Baptist Church.
Survivors include: mother, Carrie Hughes Alderman; a son, Joseph T. Walden of Flora; two daughters, Tracey Walker of Bentonia and Stephanie Walden of Flora; two brothers, Ronnie Alderman and Mike Alderman both of Flora; and 3 grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were: Jason McDill, Hal Thornton, Jeff Gant, Robert Wilkinson, Michael Coward, and Minton Speulding.
Albert Earl Winstead
Died: Thursday, August 14, 2003
Albert Earl Winstead, 59, of Lexington died Thursday, August 14, 2003 at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Services were held Saturday, August 16 at 3 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington with burial in Coxburg Methodist Cemetery. Rev. Albert Grey officiated.
Mr. Winstead was the son of Estelle Winstead and Gertrude Hoover Winstead. He was a retired truck driver. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include: his wife, Jimmie Hodges Winstead of Lexington; two sisters, Ann Layton of Terry and Leverne Carver of Yazoo City; three brothers, Buddy Winstead of Eden, Jack Winstead of Tchula, and Jerry Winstead of Gonzales, Louisiana.
Active pallbearers were: Tracy Winstead, Shane Prescot, Robin McCoy, Phillip Crowder, D.J. McClawn, and Jerry Williams.
Honorary pallbearers were: Leo McBride, Gus Murphy, Owen Graves, and Richard Spencer.
Evelyn Wyse Lord Wasson
Died: Saturday, August 09, 2003
Evelyn Wyse Lord Wasson, 80, of Greenwood died of cancer Saturday, August 9, 2003 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Services were held at St. Johnís Methodist Church in Greenwood, Monday, August 11 at 10:00 a.m. with burial in Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko. Rev. Rob Gill and Alex Bayes officiated. Graveside services were officiated by Resa Wasson and Alton Wasson at 2 p.m. Monday at Parkway Cemetery. Wilson & Knight Funeral Home of Greenwood was in charge of arrangements.
She was born in Kosciusko on December 24, 1922, to George Westley Lord and Jennie Bell Gunter Lord. In 1969 the family moved to Greenwood when her husband, David Wasson, was promoted to manager of Greenwood District, Mississippi Valley Gas Company. She was a member of the Samuel Hammond Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Wallace Class, at St. Johnís Methodist Church.
Mrs. Wasson was preceded in death by her parents, George and Jennie Bell Lord.
Survivors include: her husband, David Wasson; her sister, Jane Lord Bailey of Kosciusko; four children, Jenny Penelope Wasson Dralle of New Orleans, David George Wasson of Madison, Zachariah Lord Wasson of Jackson, Melissa Jane Wasson Barrett of Cruger; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
The Wasson family requests that memorials be sent to the Methodist Childrenís Home, Sunny Brook Childrenís Home or French Camp Academy.
Don N. McLemore
Died: Sunday, January 26, 2003
Don N. McLemore of Lexington, 56, a draftsman and office manager of Williams, Williams and Clark died Sunday, January 26, 2003 at University Medical Center in Jackson. Services were Tuesday, January 28 at 11 a.m. at Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Rev. David Farley and Bro. Mike O'Brien officiated.
Mr. McLemore was born to Roger McLemore and Ophelia Williamson McLemore of Holmes County. He was a 1965 graduate of Lexington High School followed by graduation from what is now Holmes Community College. He was a member of Oregon Memorial Church in Lexington, where he was a Steward and Sunday School Teacher.
Survivors include: wife, Lane Maxcy McLemore of Lexington and mother Ophelia Williamson McLemore of Lexington.
Active pallbearers were: Ronnie Rouse, Zacky Killebrew, James Edward Killebrew, Larry Killebrew, Louis Ferrell, Jim Bevill, Wayne Morrison, and Ronnie Chisholm.