Pauline Holder Humphries
Died: Monday, November 07, 2005
Mrs. Pauline Holder Humphries, 83, of Durant passed away at her home on Monday, November 7, 2005.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Durant. Southern Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Mizpah Cemetery in Durant. Bro. Matt Brady officiated.
Mrs. Humphries was born on March 12, 1922, the daughter of the late A. B. and Missy Bridgeforth Holder.
Mrs. Humphries was a retired librarian and a member of First Baptist Church in Durant, where she was a Sunday School teacher for a number of years.
She is survived by two sons, Tom Humphries of Durant and Ralph Humphries of San Francisco, California; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Gary Sheppeard, Charles Putnam, Jim Arnold, Terry McLellan, Clarence "Bull" McBride, and David Truitt.
Donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Durant.
Mary Jane Wilson Gwin
Died: Monday, November 07, 2005
Mary Jane Wilson Gwin, 90, died Monday, November 7, 2005 at her residence in Tchula.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 10, at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. Rev. Clint Wilcke conducted the service with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington.
Mrs. Gwin was born on October 16, 1915 in Sharkey County. She was the daughter of Roy K. Wilson and Mary Ragsdale Wilson. Mrs. Gwin was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lexington.
Survivors include three daughters, Jane Wilson Gwin Burnett of Wildwood, Missouri, Susie Gilliam Gwin Webb of Pass Christian, and Mary Wilson Gwin Smith of Brandon; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Charlie Mac Wade, Reggie Gwin, Oliver Harris, Byron Sharpe, Jr., Paul Sharpe, George Cunningham, Wick Eatherly, and Johnny Hayes.
Honorary pallbearers were Crawford Logan, Frank Gwin, Jr., Byron Sharpe, Guy Duke, and the elders and deacons of First Presbyterian Church.
Donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 103 Church Street, Lexington, MS 39095; or Palmer Childrens' Home, Columbus, MS; or St. Jude Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Karoline F. Chisolm
Died: Saturday, November 05, 2005
Graveside service for Karoline F. Chisolm was held on Friday, November 11, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Coxburg Methodist Protestant Cemetery in Lexington with Bro. Paul Edwards officiating.
Mrs. Chisolm died on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at her residence in Lexington.
She was born in Germany on December 6, 1923, the daughter of George and Sophia Falkenmayia. Mrs. Chisolm, 81, was a retired LPN and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Timothy A. Chisolm.
Southern Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Died: Thursday, May 18, 2006
Pauline Elizabeth Powell Downer of Lexington, 92, died on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at Hospice Ministries of Ridgeland. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Lexington with Bro. Larry Edwards officiating. Burial was in Oregon Memorial Cemetery in Lexington.
Mrs. Downer was born in Carroll County on November 17, 1913 to Wilie T. Powell and Nona Hobgood Powell. She was a homemaker, and a member of Oregon Memorial Church.
Mrs. Downer was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Marshall Downer, and a son, Thomas Marshall (Ned) Downer, Jr.
Survivors include: a son, William Leverette (Buddy) Downer of West Point; two daughters, Shirley Downer Staples of Terry, and Betty Downer Earl of Olive Branch; 9 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: James Killebrew, Jack Crelan, Zack Killebrew, Tim Joiner, Clay Rodgers, and Larry Killebrew.
Edward Davis Collins
Died: Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Edward Davis Collins of Southaven, 64, died on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven. Graveside service was held on Thursday, May 18 at West City Cemetery in West with Rev. Ed McDaniel and Rev. Matt Brady officiating.
Mr. Collins was born in Yazoo City on March 12, 1942, the son of Walter Preston Collins and Alma Ellen Bradshaw. He was a U. S. Army Vietnam veteran. Mr. Collins was an engineer with Illinois Central Railroad. He was a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Brenda Collins of Southaven; two daughters, Christy Wiseman and husband Brent, and Heather DeShouten and husband Dewayne; one brother, W. A. Collins; and one sister, Frances McLean.
Pallbearers were: Bubba Edwards, J. H. Edwards, Tommy Murphy, Roy Wiseman, Bob Poteete, Bill Edwards, Dale McBride, and Jim May.
Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Colonial Hills Baptist Church..
Died: Sunday, May 14, 2006
Virginia Collins Land, 78, retired Registered Nurse, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2006 at the University Hospital in Lexington. Services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at First Baptist Church in Durant with burial in Mizpah Cemetery. Southern Funeral Home of Durant handled the arrangements.
Mrs. Land was born to the late Ivy Mitchell and Eunice Ellington McLellan in Holmes County on March 9, 1928. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Durant where she sang in the choir and directed the senior adult "Joy" group for many years. She was well known for her many talents such as her wonderful cooking, her gardening abilities and her art work.
Her greatest joy came from serving the Lord by being a servant here on earth.
After graduating from Durant High School she received her nursing degree from Gilfoy Nursing School in Jackson, MS. Mrs. Land was the administrator for the District II Community Hospital in Durant for 16 years. Her experiences as a Registered Nurse include working in hospitals, nursing homes and for StaHome Health.
Survivors include: her husband, Arthur (Pug) L. Land; sons, Arthur L. Land, Jr. and wife Anne of Jackson, Thomas Mitchell Land and wife Betty of Durant, Timothy Ben Land and wife Kathy of Union, and Sandy McLellan Land and wife Caroline of Itta Bena; brothers, Reedy E. McLellan of Durant and Charles Aubrey McLellan of High Point, NC; sister, Betty Jo Jones of Dyersburg, TN; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Durant, 132 West Mulberry Street, Durant, MS 39063 and if you wish to sign the register go to www.chancellorfuneralhome.com
Marshall Lee Self
Died: Saturday, May 13, 2006
Marshall Lee Self of Vaiden, 83, died Saturday, May 13, 2006 at Vaiden Community Living Center in Vaiden.
Funeral services were held on Monday, May 15, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Durant with Ray Edwards officiating. Burial was in West City Cemetery in West.
Mr. Self was born on January 18, 1923 in Carroll County, the son of Marshall Self and Mattie Ellis Self. He was a farmer.
Survivors include: his wife, Maxine Guess Self of Vaiden; one stepson, John C. (Bubba) Calhoun of Vaiden; four stepdaughters, Linda Bridges, Wanda Cook and Brenda Loftin, all of Vaiden, and Gwen Whitworth of Memphis, TN; two sisters, Wilma Wilson of Kosciusko and Bertha Ellis of Pascagoula.
Pallbearers were: Frank Stanton, Jimmy Webb, Ralph Self, Mark Havens, Dennis Dean, and Warren Burrell.
Memorials may be made to Myeloma Institute, 4301 West Markham #721-4, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-7199.
Died: Saturday, May 13, 2006
Mother Lettie Wade of Tchula, 99 years old, died Saturday, May 13, 2006 at her home. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Elbethel Bibleway Church of the Apostolic Faith in Tchula, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Lexington. Porter and Sons' Funeral Home in Lexington handled arrangements.
Mother Lettie Wade was born on June 16, 1906, to the union of Will and Adeline Johnson. She married Willie Wade in 1929 and from this union nine children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Wade, and one daughter, Rosie Sanders.
Survivors include: five daughters, Mandy Wade, Minnie Wade, and Tiny Wade, all of Tchula, Clara (Harthaway) Wade Tolbert of Detroit, MI and Lillie Jean Kent of Alabama; four sons, Neely (Fannie) Wade of Tchula, L. C. Wade of Chicago, IL, Allen Wade, and Jimmie (Mildred) Wade of Port Huron, MI; one sister, Drucilla Buckler of Tchula; 24 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 20 great-great grandchildren, two adopted grandsons; and three adopted granddaughters.
Marion Clower Johnson
Died: Monday, May 08, 2006
MARION CLOWER JOHNSON
Marion Clower "Tuffy" Johnson of Hattiesburg, 90, died Monday, May 8, 2006 at his home in Hattiesburg. The funeral was held at Main Street Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 and was buried at Roseland Park Cemetery in Hattiesburg.
Mr. Johnson, born in Vaiden, was raised in Lexington, and graduated from Lexington High School where he was a muli-sport letterman. He then attended Holmes Jr. College where he played quarterback on the football team and picked up the nickname "Tuffy" which he kept the remainder of his life. After Jr. College, Mr. Johnson played quaterback for Coach Reed Green at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Following his graduation from Southern, he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Following the war, he attended LSU where he received a master's degree.
Mr. Johnson taught at Southern Miss for over 40 years and retired in June, 1981, as Chairman of the Department of Athletic Administration and Coaching which he developed and organized. He was a charter member of the USM Sports Hall of Fame, and was also an inductee of the Mississippi Coaches Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Susan Price Johnson of Hattiesburg; four children, Judy Pagliughi of Gautier, Suzanne Hudgins (Ed) of Madison, Jeffrey Johnson (Diane) of Portland, Oregon, Joel Johnson (Debbie) of Hattiesburg; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ed Hudgins, John Abington, Jay Loposer, Keith Waters, Dr. William Lewis, Dr. Billy Slay, and Pat Sellers Johnson.
Earnest Fan Fisher
Died: Sunday, May 07, 2006
Earnest (Fan) Fisher of Lexington, 96, passed away on May 7, 2006 at Vaiden Community Living Center. Services were held on May 13, 2006 at Lebanon M.B. Church with burial in Shiloh Cemetery.
Mr. Fisher was born in Holmes County on January 17, 1910 to the late Georgia Montgomery and Charlie Fisher, Sr.
He attended Popular Springs public school and was a member of Popular Springs C.M.E. Church. He was a farmer and was later employed by Simpson, Stepp and Lott Lumber Company in Lexington for 14 years until his retirement. He loved to sing, and traveled to different churches in the county singing and praising the Lord.
He was preceeded in death by his wife, Murrie Meeky Fisher; and six of their children - Earnest, Henry, Harold, Magnolia, Murlene and Annie Lee; and a brother, Earlie Thomas, Sr.
Survivors include: two daughters, Georgia Riley of Denver, Colorado, and Emma (Ray) Brooks of Durant; three sons, Lesley B. (Robbie) Fisher of Waterloo, IA., Hermond Fisher of Denver, Colorado and Franklin D. Fisher of Lexington. He leaves 28 grandchildren , 42 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren.
Robert Lamar Daniels
Died: Saturday, May 06, 2006
ROBERT LAMAR DANIELS
Robert Lamar Daniels of Grenada, 44, an electrician, died on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Grenada Lake Medical Center in Grenada. Graveside service was held on Tuesday, May 9, at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Lexington with Bro. Bob Self officiating. Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Grenada was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Daniels was born on August 31, 1961, the son of Dorothy Grantham of Lexington and the late J. B. Grantham.
Survivors include: his wife, Pattie Daniels of Grenada; two daughters, Randi and Dani Daniels of Grenada; two sons, Brett Daniels of Oklahoma, and Jackson Daniels of Grenada; three brothers, Kenneth Grantham of Auburn, WA, Anthony Daniels of Gore Springs, MS and Rex Grantham of Ridgeland, MS; two sisters, Teresa Mason of Brandon, MS and Kay Taylor of Pullaup, WA; and two grandchildren.