Nadine Thornton Henderson, 87, of Kosciusko, died Thursday, April 14, at The University Nursing Home in Durant.
Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jordan Funeral Home with burial in Parkway Cemetery. Rev. Thomas Wicker officiated.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Withers Miller and Tammy Thrasher, both of Kosciusko; two sisters, Idell Renfroe, Vicksburg, and Quay Oliphant, Carthage; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Sallis Baptist Church, Highway #429, Sallis, MS 39160.
Polly Dorsey, 73, a housewife, died April 15 at Central Mississippi Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel in Kosciusko, with burial following in Corinth Cemetery in the Singleton Community in Leake County.
Rev. Marshall Lum officiated.
Survivors include one son, Larry Dorsey, Pearl; one brother, Jimmy Morgan, Braxton; one sister, Catherine Abels, Philadelphia; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Clearance Dixon, 53, died Saturday, April 16. Services were held Thursday, April 21, at John Memorial Methodist Church with Rev. Eugene Tubby officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his mother, Ida Billie, Carthage; and stepfather, John Billie, Carthage.
Arthur Glynn Warren
Arthur Glynn Warren, 71, a retired factory worker, died April 18 at his home. Services were at 2 p.m. April 21 at Sunrise Baptist Church with Bro. David Addy officiating. Burial was in the church ceme- tery with Wilcox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. A native of Jefferson Davis County, he was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Warren, Carthage; two sons, Robert A. Warren, Pelahatchie, and Daniel Warren, Collins; three daughters, Betty Quick, Pelahatchie, Martha Nowell and Donna Pierce, both of Carthage; three brothers, Weber Ray Warren, Mendenhall, Edwin H. Warren, Collins, and Gary Warren, Clinton; three sisters, May Booth, Fair Hope, AL, Nell Robinson, Ellisville, and Evelyn Grasso, Houma, LA; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Glendon Nowell, Jeff Nowell, Jeffery Nowell, Daniel Warren, Robert Warren, Carlos White and David Robinson.
Hazel D. Moore
Hazel D. Moore, 91, a lifelong resident of Leake County, died Thursday, April 21, at her daughter’s residence in Philadelphia. Services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Rocky Point Baptist Church with Rev. Marshall Lum and her grandson, Rev. Bill Cox, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Jordan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. A member of Rocky Point Baptist Church, she was formerly a Sunday School teacher of the Primary (Children’s) class. Survivors include her daughter, Judy Cox, one grandson, and four great-grandchildren, all of Philadelphia. Pallbearers were Charles Cox, Pete Burkes, Milton Pickle, Gregg Moore, Jason Moore, Michael Moore, Jim Pickle and Jackie Henry. Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International.
Erma O. Williams
Erma O. Williams, 87, of Lena, died April 20 at Rankin Medical Center in Brandon. Services were at 3 p.m. April 23 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home, with burial in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. A member of Good Hope Baptist Church, she retired from Mississippi State Hospital. Survivors include two sons, Charles Williams, Hickory, and Robert Williams, Lena; two daughters, Betty Lowry, Richland, and Pat Comeaux, Brandon, one sister, Cordelia Crenshaw, Union; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Elsie Harper Farish
Elsie Harper Farish, 93, a retired telephone operator, died April 22 at Neshoba County Nursing Home. Services were at 3 p.m. April 24 at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Riley Burton and Rev. Ray Luke officiating. Burial was in Cedarlawn Cemetery. A native of Copiah County, she moved to Vicksburg where she worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company, then later moved to the Stallo Community in Neshoba County. A longtime member of the Stallo United Methodist Church, she was an accomplished quilter who represented the State of Mississippi in the Mississippi Pavilion at the New Orleans World’s Fair. Survivors include four daughters, Sue Snow, Vicksburg, Peggy Tucker, Waco, Texas, Carol Vickers, Decatur, Rebecca (Becky) Smith, Louisville; one son, Obe R. Farish, Dothan, Ala.; one sister, Jane Jones, Vicksburg; 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Pallbearers were John Tucker, Steven Tucker, Greg Farish, Michael Farish, Mike Snow and Shannon Snow. Memorial donations may be made to Stallo United Methodist Church, c/o George Baxter, 16260 Hwy. 15N, Philadelphia, MS 39350.
Judy Chickaway, 47, of Philadelphia, died April 22 at Neshoba General Hospital. Services were Monday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church with Father Dave Hamm officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include her husband, Stevie Chickaway, Philadelphia; one daughter, Annie Sue Chickaway, Philadelphia; one son, Deihmiah Chickaway, Philadelphia; three grandchil- dren; five sisters, Gladys Frazier and Bessie Willis, both of Halls, TN, Geraldine Isaac, Pearl River, Tammy Mingo, Carthage, and Dora Steve, Philadelphia; two brothers, Wayne Mingo and C.J. Mingo, both of Philadelphia.
Sammy Bell, Sr.
Sammy Bell, Sr., 50, of Philadelphia, died April 24 at his res- idence. Services are today, April 28, at Bogue Chitto Gym with Rev. Robert Paul Tubby officiating. Burial will be in the Bogue Chitto Community Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include one daughter, Hillary Mingo, Philadelphia; one son, Sammy Bell, Jr., Philadelphia; 11 grandchildren; six sis- ters, Willie Dean Cotton, Sharon Gibson, Shirley Lewis, Synthia Willis and Etta Johnson, all of Philadelphia, and Roxanne Joe, Tennessee; one brother, Beasley Willis, Sr. of Philadelphia; and step-mother, Joyce Ann Bell. Pallbearers are Norman Wayne Gibson, Allen Meely, Eric Morris, Deric Morris, Thaddeus Hickman, Robbie Farmer and Nehemiah Shaun Lewis.
Colon McBeth, 90, a retired farmer, died April 25 at Leake Memorial Hospital. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Randolph Scott officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Wilcox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. A native of Leake County, he was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where he served as deacon. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Jean McBeth, Carthage; three sons, Johnny McBeth, Aberdeen, Tommy McBeth, Carthage, and David McBeth, Brandon; three daughters, Alice Mills, Dora Mills and Renate McBeth, all of Carthage; one sister, Verla Callahan, Carthage, 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Elizabeth May Fulton
Funeral services for Elizabeth May Fulton, 78, of Philadelphia, were held Wednesday, April 27, at 1:30 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Beam officiating. Burial was in the Coy Methodist Cemetery in Preston under the direction of McClain-Hays Funeral Home. Mrs. Fulton died Sunday, April 24, at her home. A life-long Methodist, she was a member of First United Methodist Church of Philadelphia since 1961. Survivors include one son, Thomas H. Fulton, Kentucky; four grandchildren; two sisters, Arline May Wolverton, Philadelphia, and Bobbye May Henderson, Carthage. Pallbearers were Jamie May, Duane Stokes, David Henderson, Jerome Copeland, Robert Partin, Justin Partin, B.J. Drager and Tim Cannon. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Philadelphia or any charity of choice.
Ramona Willis Moore
Ramona Willis Moore, 54, died Sunday, April 24. Services will be held Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at Redwater Facility Building with Rev. Travis Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include her husband, Marshall Moore, Philadelphia; four daughters, Kristalene Trejo, Vancouver, Wa., Valarie D. Moore, Valline R. Moore and Lea Hope R. Solomon, all of Philadelphia; one son, Sidney Moore, Philadelphia; seven grandchildren; one sister, Queenie Nickey, Walnut Grove; one brother, Rosco Willis, Carthage. Pallbearers will be the Golden Moon Security greeters.
Willie Leon Watkins
Willie Leon Watkins, 80, a retired Carthage businessman and former member of the Leake County Board of Supervisors, died last Thursday of cancer at Leake Memorial Hospital. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Church of God, with Rev. Boyd Beach, Rev. Edward Shoemaker, Rev/ Darrell Blankenship, Rev. Jim Riley, Rev. Kenneth Hagglar, Rev. M.L. Green, and Rev. Daniel Blaylock officiating. Burial was in Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Wilcox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A native of Leake County, Mr. Watkins represented District 4 on the County Board of Supervisors in earlier years and was on the board for the Leake County Co-op. He was also on the Governor’s Council for four years during Bill Waller and Cliff Finch administrations. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a DAV member. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Watkins, Carthage; a son, Jerry Watkins, Carthage; a daughter, Judy Gill, Carthage; seven brothers, J.T. “Buddy” Watkins, Rev. W.J. Watkins, Bennie Watkins, Talmadge Watkins, Ray Watkins, Kirby Watkins, and Kenneth Watkins, all of Carthage; a sister, Ruby Turner, Mize; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Lane Kelly, Jamie Shepard, Jimmy Sanders, Mike Watkins, Glen Watkins and Steven Watkins.
Gayla Katherine Allen
Gayla Katherine Allen, 71, of Carthage, died August 13 at Leake Memorial Hospital. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Congregational Methodist Church, with Rev. Bobby Roberson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, with Wilcox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She was a native Leake countian. Survivors include three sons, Raymond Allen, Hannibal, N.Y. Randy Allen, Mendenhall, and Alan Allen, Carthage; a daughter, Gayla Lord, Sebastopol; a brother, Joe Underwood, Carthage; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Timothy Davis, Horace Sharplin, Clyde Allen, James Gilmer, Tony Gilmer, Johnny Ray Gilmer, Jeff Gilmer and Joe Phillips. Stanley Phillips was an honorary pallbearer.
William Eddie Moore
William Eddie Moore, 42, a disabled Leake countian, died August 15 of respiratory failure at University Medical Center. Services were at 3 p.m. Friday at Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Horace Jackson and Rev. Charles Pierce officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Wilcher Moore; a son, James Eddie Moore, Carthage; a daughter, Chasity Lawrence, Shreveport, LA; his father, Lester Moore, Carthage; a brother, Steve Moore, Carthage; two sisters, Jackie Biltiot, Hammond, LA and Wanda Withers, Carthage; and three granddaughters. Pallbearers were Waudell Wilcher, James Thomas, Gary Wilcher, Harold Wilcher, Randy Wilcher and Junior Hughes.
Danny Glenn Gomillion
Danny Glenn Gomillion, 35, of Carthage, died Monday of heart failure at Leake Memorial Hospital. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Zion Baptist Church, with Rev. Tim Savell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, under the direction of Wilcox Funeral Home. A native Leake countian, he was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents, Glenn and Gloria Gomillion, Carthage; four brothers, Greg Gomillion, Kevin Gomillion, Corey Gomillion, and Steven Gomillion, all of Carthage; and a sister, Patricia Jones, Walnut Grove.