Died: Thursday, June 01, 2006
Marvin E. Farmer, 70, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at his residence in Fairhope, Alabama. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 4, 2006 at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Durant at 2 p.m. with Brother Larry Harvey officiating. Burial was in West City Cemetery in West.
Mr. Farmer was born on March 22, 1936, in Holmes County, the son of Halbert Farmer and Frances McCreary. He was retired from the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Mr. Farmer was an Air Force veteran. He was a member of Fairhope United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife Betty Edwards Farmer; two step-sons, Gene Bouchillon and wife Mary Jane of Fairhope, Alabama, Tommy Jones and wife Sandra of Grenada; two step-daughters, Jackie Trueblood and husband Roy of Peachtree City, Georgia, Diane Massey and husband Sammy of Lexington; and a brother, Frankie Farmer and wife Linda of West.
Pallbearers were: Doug Aldridge, Paul Bouchillon, Ricky Farmer, Buddy Hathcock, Allen Burrell, and Walter Franklin Farmer.
Honorary pallbearers were: James Weeks, Rueben Spencer, E.E. "Bubba" McBride, Melvin Farmer, Arthur Melton, Horace Bouchillon, all Mississippi Highway Patrol, active and retired.
Died: Saturday, May 27, 2006
Mrs. Dona M. Bouchillon, 90, of Durant died Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at the University Hospital, Lexington. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 27 at the Southern Funeral Home chapel in Durant with Bro. Ed McDaniel and Bro. Matt Brady officiating. Burial was in Mizpah Cemetery.
She was born July 16, 1915 in Holmes County to James L. Moorhead and Myrtis Weeks Moorhead. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Durant.
In 1962 she was elected Justice of the Peace Beat II, an office she held for seventeen and a half years. During her years of service, she was a member of the Tennessee and Mississippi Sheriff's Peace Officers' Association. After her retirement from public service, she provided a day care for children in her home. During that period of time she cared for and touched the lives of many children and their parents in her community.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.L. Bouchillon.
Survivors include: a son, Gary Bouchillon (Linda) of West; two daughters, Betty Gehring (Gary) of Pearl; and Donna Self (Doug) of Durant; brother, Fred Moorhead of Houston, TX; two sisters, Margaret Ashton of Fayetteville, AR and Helena Hyatt of Hairpin, PA; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were retired and active MS Highway Patrol Officers with whom she had worked.
Peggy Davis Johnson
Died: Thursday, May 25, 2006
Services for Peggy Davis Johnson, 71, of Greenwood, who died Thursday, May 25, 2006, of heart failure at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, were held at 3 p.m. Friday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Johnson was born on Dec. 7, 1934 to George and Ruby Myers Davis in Shaw. She moved to Itta Bena as a child and graduated from Humphrey's High School in Itta Bena. She was a former resident of Morgan City and had lived in Greenwood for the past 21 years. She was a memebr of the First Baptist Church of Itta Bena and the Elk's Lodge (Does).
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Morris E. Johnson of Greenwood; daughters; Suzanne and husband Ricky Williams of Itta Bena, Tissie and husband Sonny Brock of Lexington; grandsons, Lee Hodges of Greenwood, Andrew Williams of Itta Bena, Max Brock of Cleveland; and granddaughter Suzanne Brock of Lexington.
The Rev. Chris Carter officiated at the services. Burial was in Itta Bena Cemetery under the direction of Wilson & Knight Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were John Doty Porter, Doty Porter, Mac McNeer, Tommy Dixon, Stewart Patridge and Bailey Patridge.
Honorary pallbearers were Charles Edward Holmes, Jamie Stowers and Dr. Kenny Hines.
Ellen Leota Winstead
Died: Friday, November 21, 2003
Ellen Leota Winstead of Lexington, 86, died Friday, November 21, 2003 at University Hospital of Holmes County of heart failure. Services were Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington with burial in Tranquill Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev. Luther Lindsey officiated.
Mrs. Winstead was a homemaker and the daughter of the late Sebe Woods and Sula Turner Woods. She was a member of Tchula Methodist Church.
Survivors include: three daughters, Adene Brett and Sandra Carr, both of Goodman and Shirley Johnson of Greenwood; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were: Everett Kuykendall, Scotty Carr, Danny Silvey, Wayne Brett, Paul Hager, and Patrick Horne.
Martha McLaurin Talbert
Died: Saturday, November 15, 2003
Martha McLaurin Talbert Spellman of North Carrollton, 89, died Saturday, November 15, 2003 at her residence. Services were Monday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Winona with burial in Ever-green Cemetery. Rev. Vickie Landrum and Rev. Trey Harper officiated.
Mrs. Spellman was a member of North Carrollton Methodist Church, a member of the Carroll County Garden Club, active in the Cancer Society, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Francis Spellman, a sister Allene Talbert, and two half-brothers, Cecil Everett Talbert and Jerry Wood Talbert. She was reared by her aunt and uncle the late Alice Talbert Turner and the late Honorable Simon E. Turner.
Survivors include: daughter, Jerry Talbert Spellman James of Tchula; son Thomas Michael Spellman of North Carrollton; 4 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.
Samuel Lee O'Bannon
Died: Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Samuel Lee O’Bannon of Pickens, 74, a retired naval officer, died Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at Columbia Cottage Nursing Home in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Memorial services were Monday, November 17 at Canton Funeral Home in Canton at 11:00 a.m. with burial in Sulphur Spring Catholic Church Cemetery.
Mr. O’Bannon was born December 29, 1928 to Benjamin I. O’Bannon and Mary L. Culipher. He was a retired U.S. Naval Officer and mechanical engineer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth McGowen O’Bannon.
Survivors include: three daughters, Patricia Muse of Mountain Brook, Alabama, Ann Richards of Madison, and Eileen Caston of Liberty; two sisters, Helen O. LaCour of Canton and Jewel Rasberry of Flora; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Whispering Pine Hospice Ministries, 450 Town Center Blvd., Ridgeland, MS 39158.
Lois Rogers Ingram
Died: Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Lois Rogers Ingram, of West, 86, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at Hospice in His Hands in Durant of kidney failure. Services were Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Durant with burial in Saron Cemetery in Durant. Rev. Thomas Thurmand and Rev. Matt Brady officiated.
Mrs. Ingram was born and raised in Lawrence County, she attended school in Monticello. Her parents were Al and Fleta Rogers. In 1939 she married William T. (Bill) Ingram. They moved around the state before settling in Greenville for 30 years. Mr. and Mrs. Ingram retired to West in 1984.
Mrs. Ingram was widely known for her kindness and generosity. She worked as a Registered Nurse in the intensive care unit at Delta Medical Center for a number of years. Mrs. Ingram was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed by all of her family.
Survivors include: husband, W.T. (Bill) Ingram of West; seven sons, Roger T. Ingram of San Carlos, Senora, Mexico, Douglas W. Ingram of Birmingham, AL, Phillip M. Ingram of Cabot, AR, Roland M. (Jay) Ingram of Greenville, Albert Sidney Ingram of Huntsville, Al, David Brose Ingram of Madison and William Mark (Lou) Ingram of Jackson; 13 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were: Lan Ingram, Billy Ingram, Nathan Ingram, Roman Ingram, Ben Ingram, Jamie Ingram, William Madison (Brother) Ingram, Jr., Bengy Ingram, Tyler Ingram, and Martin Ingram.
Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for Missions at Broadmoor Baptist Church, 1531 Highland Colony Parkway, Madison, MS 39110.
Homer L. Vandevender
Died: Sunday, November 09, 2003
Homer L. Vandevender of Tchula, 68, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2003 at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Services were Tuesday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with burial in Dover Cemetery in Bentonia.
Mr. Vandevender was retired from Sears and the 365th Army Reserve Battalion, and also was a lifelong member of the Masonic Temple. He was a Baptist.
He is preceded in death by his parents Henry Lamar Vandevender and Martha Loise Vandevender; one sister, Loise Aline Shaw and one brother, Grady Lewis Vandevender.
Survivors include: wife, Sharon Vandevender of Tchula; three children, Kenny Vandevender of Flora, Steve Vandevender of Raymond, and Sheryl Bagwell of Brandon; two step-children, Shannon Bagwell and Sammy Bagwell, Jr. both of Brandon; three sisters, Dorothy Hoss of Flora, Nettie Jones of Yazoo City, and Linda Perry of Bentonia; one brother, Lance Vandevender of Yazoo City; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were: Justin Vandevender, Mike Saxton, Jeff Burton, Tab Burton, Ty Durden, Dean Durden, Monty Perry, and Nicholas Sykes.
Honorary pallbearers were: Rudy Sykes, Bill Truelove and Jerry Purvis.
Died: Sunday, November 09, 2003
Matt McGee of Durant, 75, died Sunday, November 9, 2003 at G.V. Sonny Montgomery Veterans Hospital in Jackson. Services were Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Old Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church in Durant with burial in Old Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. Rev. Otis Fluker and Rev. Wesley Thurmand officiated. Delta Burial Corp. was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McGee was born on March 29, 1928 to Willie and Lillie McGee both who preceded him in death. He was a member of Old Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. He received his liberal education in Holmes County Public Schools. Mr. McGee served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post #202 of Lexington/Durant for many years.
Survivors include: wife, Eula McGee; five daughters, Patricia Craig of Austell, GA; Vivian Washington and Margaret Haymon both of Pickens, Loretta McGee of Durant, Dalisia Kendrick of Lithonia, Georgia; one sister, Annie Tooks of Detroit, MI; two broth-ers, Willie James of Detroit, MI and Thaddius Carroll of Sharon; 9 grand-children and 6 great-grandchildren. Matt had two brothers and one sister who preceded him in death.
Active pallbearers were: Otha B. Haymon, Jr., Sherrell Kimbrough, John Grant, Robert Levy, Herbert Hudson, and Patrick Grant.
Honorary pallbearers were: Antonio McGee, Roderick Morgan, Rashard Haymon, Harry Washington, Demetris Kendricks, Harry Washington, Jr., Willie James McGee, Thaddius Carroll, Parker Craig, Xavier Redmond, and Eugene Haymon.
Died: Saturday, November 08, 2003
Elaine Malone of Salt Lake City, Utah, 72, passed away November 8, 2003, in her home surrounded by her family. Graveside services were at Salt Lake City Cemetery at 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 13, 2003.
Mrs. Malone was born January 11, 1931 in Gunnison, Utah later moving to Salt Lake City, where she met Norman Douglas Malone who she married February 10, 1949 in Eiko, NV, 54 years of husband and wife and sweethearts.
She will always be remembered for her giving spirit and always thinking of others before herself.
Elaine is survived by her husband and children, Douglas (Pam) Malone, Roger, 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; two sisters, Norma Malone and Afton Richards.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice and the Cancer Institute. For questions contact Colonial Mortuary.
Died: Friday, November 07, 2003
Katie Horton of Goodman, 49, a homemaker, died Friday, November 7, 2003 at University Hospital in Lexington Services were Saturday, November 15 at Georgeville United Methodist Cemetery with burial in Georgeville Cemetery. Century Hairston Funeral Home of Lexington was in charge of the arrangements.
Bennie Gregory Jones
Died: Friday, November 07, 2003
Bennie Gregory Jones, 49, died on November 7, 2003 in San Antonio, Texas. A private service celebrating his life will be held at his family home in Mississippi.
Bennie was born on February 21, 1954 in Madison County, Mississippi. He attended high school in Lexington, MS and, after graduating from Mississippi State University in 1976, made his home in Texas. He was the owner and president of Professional Software Services in San Antonio.
He loved his family and his devotion to his children was unwavering. The generosity, loving nature and Christian faith, which guided Bennie throughout his life, will remain his testimony in the hearts and minds of all whose lives he touched.
He is survived by his children, Tiffany Chalen Jones of Atlanta, GA, Bennie Gregory Jones, Jr., and Matthew Cullen Jones of San Antonio, TX; his fiancé, Belinda Alvarado; mother, Kathleen Gregory (Kitty) Jones of Pickens, MS; sisters, Carolane Hays and husband, John, of El Dorado, AR and Kathleen Lowrey and husband, Erik, of Hattiesburg, MS; brother, Jerry L. Jones and wife, Ursula, of Madison, MS; and nephews David McClellan and wife, Laura, of Fayetteville, AR, Shawn Lowrey of Hattiesburg, MS and Markus Jones of Madison, MS. He was preceded in death by his father, Bennie Jones, in 1980.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennie Jones Children’s Education Fund, c/o P.O. Box 1277, Madison, MS 39130 or Vista Care Hospice, 5815 Callahan Road, Suite 102, San Antonio, Texas 78228.