Jerome Frederick "Sam" Billingsley
Died: Saturday, November 27, 2004
Jerome Frederick "Sam" Billingsley of Oxford, 79, died Saturday, November 27, 2004 at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Services were Monday, November 29 at 3 p.m. at Wilson and Knight Chapel in Greenwood with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Mr. Billingsley was born in Looxahoma and was a graduate of Memphis State University. He served in the Signal Corp in the U.S. Army during World War II. His former residence was in Panama City, Florida where he managed a finance company. Mr. Billingsley moved to Cruger and retired in 1969. He was a member of Cruger Independent Methodist Church, a member of the Board of Stewards and served as church treasurer.
Survivors include: wife, Barbara Hines Billingsley of Grenada; daughter, Olivia B. Hartanovich of McLean, Virginia; son, Jerome H. Billingsley of Cruger; brother, William L. Billinglsey of Drew; and 3 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: Bobby Hugh Spivey, T.L. Gordon, Steve Flemming, Jerry Nobile, David Nobile, Danny Nobile and Will Nobile.
Honorary pallbearers were: Henry Forrest Flemming, Frank Gwin, Fon Wixon, H. L. Gordon and Byron Simon.
Dorothy Pearl Horton
Died: Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Dorothy Pearl Horton of Chicago, Illinois, 57, died Wednesday, November 24, 2004.
Services were held Friday, December 3 at 12:00 p.m. at Old Pilgrim Rest B.C. with burial in Old Pilgrim Rest M.B.C. Cemetery in Durant. Pastor Otis Fluker, Jr. officiated. Arrangements were entrusted to Porter & Sons Funeral Home in Lexington and Leak & Sons Funeral Home in Chicago, Illinois.
Mrs. Horton was born on July 24, 1947 to Henry and Mattie Pearl Butler of Durant. She spent her grade school years at Oak Grove Elementary School and later graduated high school from Durant Attendance Center. She went to Mississippi Valley State University and attained a Bachelor of Science in Sociology in 1967. After teaching for a year at Goodman Elementary School, she moved to Chicago, Illinois.
She was married in 1969 to Will Horton and spent the remaining years of her life in Chicago, Illinois teaching as an elementary school teacher. She attained a Masters in Education from Chicago State University in 2000. Mrs. Horton was certified to teach grades kindergarten through 12 and endorsed in the subjects of Language Arts, General Science, U.S. History and Social Science.
Survivors include: mother, Mattie Pearl; son, Will, Sr.; siblings, Albertine, Henry, Heardes, Brady, Mac, Haze, Elsie and Floyd.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry; sisters, Brenda and Linda; and brother Malcolm.
Active pallbearers were: Mac Butler, Henry Butler, Brady Butler, Floyd Butler, Heardes Butler, and Brady Hightower.
Honorary pallbearers were: Frank Wade, Heardes Butler, Jr., Trumain Butler, and Byron Butler.
Died: Sunday, November 21, 2004
Doris Ellis of Lexington, 79, died Sunday, November 21, 2004 at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Graveside service were held Tuesday, November 23 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in West. Rev. Gowan Ellis officiated.
A native of Holmes County, she is the daughter of the late Benjamin S. Ellis and Cora English Ellis. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
Ms. Ellis was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorine Farmer and Earnestine Ellis and one brother, Earl Ellis.
Survivors include: one brother, Richard Bryant Ellis of West; two sisters, Velma Davis of Manchester, Tennessee, and Marylene Miller of West.
Amy A. Ingold
Amy A. Ingold of Madison, 72, died Friday, December 17, 2004 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Services were held at Southern Funeral Home in Lexington, Monday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m. with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington. Rev. Mike O'Brien officiated.
Mrs. Ingold was born on August 8, 1932 in Tishomingo County. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Linda and Judy; her sister, Martha Jo Ables; and her brothers, Billy, Hubert, and Herbert.
Mrs. Ingold worked as a server at the Power House Restaurant and as a member of the Lexington Police Force. She later trained to become a lab technician and X-ray technician at Durant Community Hospital.
Survivors include: husband, Virgil O. Ingold, Jr.; son, Johnny Morgan; sisters, Peggy Cochran of Wichita Falls, Texas, Pauline Roberson of Isola, Annie Mae Grantham, Dorothy Grantham, and Elizabeth Grantham, all of Lexington; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Hayes Grantham, Matt Hathcock, Buddy Hathcock, Richard Chisolm, Danny Ingold, and Jeffie Alford.
GEORGE TERRY PILGRIM
Died: Monday, December 26, 2005
George Terry Pilgrim of Sallis, 91, died on Monday, December 26, 2005 at Montfort Jones Hospital in Kosciusko.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Durant with Rev. Bill Develin officiating. Burial was in Seneasha Cemetery. Southern Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Mr. Pilgrim was born in Neshoba County to the late George Madison Pilgrim and Sadie Rideout Pilgrim. He was a retired welder and mechanic. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Durant.
Survivors include: sons, J. P. Pilgrim of Pickens, George Pilgrim of Kosciusko, and John M. Pilgrim of Sallis; daughters, Annie Laura Parkerson of Kosciusko, and Elaine Dickerson of Sallis; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: Travis Putnam, Charlie Putnam, Lester Parker, Steve Spell, Tommy Pinkerton, and Greg Cochran.
Sherry Lynn Roberson
Died: Saturday, December 24, 2005
Sherry Lynn Roberson of Brandon, 38, departed this life on Saturday, December 24, 2005 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. Rev. Danny Berry officiated the service.
Sherry was a native of Missouri and a longtime resident of Rankin County and was nondenominational.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Easter Mae Carroll.
Survivors include her husband, Rodney Roberson of Brandon; sons, Charles "Chad" Roberson and Zachary "Zack" Roberson of Brandon; father, James Carroll of West; sisters, Tina Farmer of Kosciusko and Marilyn Kyte of Texas; and a brother, Jimmy Carroll of Durant.
ADRIAN T. “BUD” MILLWOOD
Died: Friday, December 23, 2005
Adrian T. "Bud" Millwood of Lexington, 75, died on Friday, December 23, 2005 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Lexington. Bro. Harold Schmidt and Bro. Joel Smith conducted the service with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington.
Mr. Millwood was born on May 25, 1930 in Humphreys County, the son of Jesse Millwood and Eva Smith Millwood. He was a millwright with B. E. & K. and Daniels Construction. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Durant.
Survivors include: his wife, Jean P. Millwood of Lexington; a son, Harold Upchurch of Lexington; seven daughters, Marilyn Branham and Yvonne Adams, both of Columbia, South Carolina; Patty Clementi of Birmingham, Alabama; Patty Rushing of Natchez; Cheri Grice of Vicksburg; Tina Upchurch and Adrianna Upchurch, both of Lexington; fourteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: Kris Upchurch, Kyle Upchurch, Trey Upchurch, Donnie Holder, Tony Holder, Dustin Williams, and Joey Clementi.
Honorary pallbearers were: Greg Adcock, Elbert Keith, Edgar Caldwell, Jean Thompson, Alex Upchurch, Joel Smith, John Downer, Larry Mayo, J. T. Keen, Jerry Grice, Eric Allen, and Mitchell Rushing.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 307 East Madison Street, Durant, MS 39063.
ELSIE CRENSHAW GIBSON
Died: Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Elsie Juanita Crenshaw Gibson of Starkville, 79, died December 19, 2005 in Lexington.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 21, 2005, at Welch Funeral Home chapel in Starkville with Reverend Cornell Daughtry officiating. Burial was in Oktibbeha Memorial Park. Welch Funeral Home of Starkville handled arrangements.
Mrs. Gibson was born in Collinsville. She was a retired Engineer with South Central Bell and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edsel Wesley Gibson, and her son, Tommy Edsel Gibson.
Survivors include: a daughter-in-law, Susan Williams of Starkville; granddaughters, Stephanie Gibson Barrett and her husband Richard of Lexington and Courtney Anne Gibson of Madison; niece, Cynthia Hudson Feltenstein of Tupelo; nephew, Butch Gibson of Meridian; great grandson, Lawson Barrett of Lexington; and great granddaughters, Mary Cannon Barrett and Anna Kate Barrett, both of Lexington.
Memorial donations may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church or Calvary Baptist Church.
CHARLES “ROSCOE” IVEY
Died: Friday, December 09, 2005
Charles Ivey of Greenwood, MS, 53, died December 9, 2005 in Columbus, Ohio.
Cremation services were held in Columbus, Ohio. Carter Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Gertrude Horne Cain
Died: Saturday, December 03, 2005
Funeral services for Gertrude Horne Cain of Sallis were held on Wednesday, December 7, 2005, from Southern Funeral Home chapel in Durant at 11:00 a.m. Bro. Thomas Wicker was the officiating minister. Burial was in Sallis Cemetery.
Mrs. Cain, age 36, died on Saturday, December 3 at her residence in Sallis.
She was born on September 23, 1969 in Holmes County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sallis Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her husband, Arthur Cain of Sallis; three daughters, Patricia Cain, Christy Cain, and Beth Cain, all of Sallis; her parents, W. W. and Pauline Horne of Sallis; two brothers, Wayne Horne of Ethel, and Billy Ray Horne of Sallis; two sisters, Shelia Waltman of Louisville, and Mary Brand of Forrest; and one granddaughter.
Pallbearers were: Larry Keith, Chris Keith, John Keith, Andy Cochran, Bo Cochran, Danny Burrell, Ronnie Burden, and Glen Goss.
John Wesley Miller
Died: Saturday, December 03, 2005
JOHN W. MILLER
John Wesley Miller of Durant, age 74, died on Saturday, December 3, 2005, at Montfort-Jones Hospital in Kosciusko.
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 5, at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Durant at 11:00 a.m. Burial was in Brister Cemetery in Durant.
Mr. Miller, son of the late Odie Miller and Annie Mae Ramage Miller, was born February 5, 1931 in Attala County. He was a heavy equipment operator with Hammett Gravel Company. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Durant.
Mr. Miller was preceded in death by a son, Roger Miller.
Survivors include: a son, Johnny Miller of Kosciusko; two daughters, Betty Myers of Kosciusko, and Kathy Freeman of Ramer, Alabama; a brother, Pee Wee Miller of Vaiden; three sisters, Maudie Oliphant of Oxford, Dorothy Grice of West, and Shirley Strahan of Kosciusko; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: Robert Strahan, Loyd Nolan Oliphant, Bobo Howell, Lamar Townsend, Jimmy McDonald, and Ricky Myers.