Nolia M. Bruce - Services for Mrs. Nolia Beatrice Mims Bruce, 86, of Lexington were held Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Mrs. Bruce, a native of Carroll County, died Feb. 18, 2001 at Lexington Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.She leaves a son, Haven Bruce of Vicksburg; three daughters, Peggy Bruce Ellis, Rachael Bruce Burden and Kim Bruce Winstead, all of Lexington; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.The Rev. Gage Hynum officiated with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.Pallbearers were Ricky Winstead, Wayne Ray, Zack Brown, Justin Johnson, Jeremy Triplett, James Burden and Shane Bailey.Honorary pallbearers were Dr. John Downer, George Martin, Robert Thweatt, Paul H. Winstead, Johnny Forrest, Bubba Branch and James Moore Shanks.Myrtle Davidson - Services for Mrs. Myrtle Davidson, 78, of Kosciusko, were held Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel.Burial was in Parkway Cemetery.Mrs. Davidson retired from 21 years employment as a seamstress for Garan Inc. She was also a former carrier for The Clarion Ledger. She was an active member of the Church of God of Prophecy. She died Feb. 20, 2001 at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital.She is survived by a daughter, Patsy Franks of Kosciusko; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.Guy Sanford Guess - Graveside services for Guy Sanford Guess, 88, of West, were held Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. at Brister Cemetery in Holmes County. Guess, a native of Holmes County, died Feb . 17, 2001 at his residence. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Durant.He is survived by a daughter, Bettye Sue Hydrick of Mt. Olive, Ala.; five grandchildren.
Kenneth Paul Sears - Services for Kenneth Paul Sears, 65, of Carthage were held Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. at Nowell Funeral Home Chapel.
Graveside services with military honors were held at Indianola City Cemetery.
Sears, retired from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. AFNG, died in an accident on Highway 12 west Feb. 19, 2001. He had received many honors and awards including the Purple Heart during his military career. He was a member of Faith Independent Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Tabitha Peoples Sears of Carthage; two sons, Eddie Sears of Kosciusko and Wayne Sears of Indianola; two daughters, Patty Ingram and Sandra Davis of Carthage; a sister, Barbara Ubanks of Akron, Ohio; nine grandchildren.
The Rev. Danny Cochran officiated.
Pallbearers were James Edwards, Dewitt Russell, Ricky Russell, Tony Hughes, Billy Ellington and Allen Minchew.
Myrtle Irene Adams - Graveside services for Miss Myrtle Irene Adams, 86, of Kosciusko were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Carson Ridge Cemetery.
Miss Adams died Feb. 16, 2001 at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by seven nieces and nephews.
Jordan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Rev. Mart Bell officiated.
Pallbearers were Bobby Bell, Tony Adams, Tony Brooks, Stevexc Adams, Wayne Oliver and Earnest Adams.
Memorials may be made to Carson Ridge Cemetery Fund.
Helen Louise Bridges - Services for Mrs. Helen Louise Bridges, 75, of Weir were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Fentress Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Bridges, a native of Ackerman, died Feb. 16, 2001 at the Choctaw County Hospital.
She is survived by two sons, Dual Bridges of Ackerman, Wesley Bridges of Greenville; two daughters, Peggy Lucas of Ackerman and Jolene Goodnight of Charleston; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
James Hewitt Boyette - Services for James Hewitt Boyette, 78, of Goodman were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Goodman United Methodist Church.
Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Boyette, retired from the U.S. Postal Service, died Feb. 19, 2001 at his residence. He was a graduate of Sallis High School, Holmes Junior College, attended Millsaps College, Columbia and Harvard Universities.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Goodman United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine McMullen Boyette of Goodman; two sons, Kenny Boyette of West Point and Joe Boyette of Goodman; two daughters, Sharon Gault of Greenville, Phyllis Keveryn of Jackson; three sisters, Edna Bowling of Jackson, Ouida Pitre of Thibodaux, La., Claudine Matthews of Jackson; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Kenny Boyette and and the Rev. Walter Hughley officiated.
Pallbearers were Wynn and Will Gault, Russell and David Boyette, Greg Keveryn and Jerry Harrell.
Henry Lee Brooks - Services for Henry Lee Brooks, 66, of Kosciusko were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Travelers Rest M.B. Church with burial in Parkway Cemetery.
Brooks, a native of Attala County, died Feb. 10, 2001 at the University Medical Center in Jackson following a short illness.
He is survived by his mother, Lou Willie Brooks of Kosciusko; a son, Tony Brooks of Kosciusko; two daughters, Johnnie Lee and Emma Barksdale of Kosciusko; a sister, Mary Virginia Harris of Kosciusko; a brother, John W. Brooks of Kosciusko; seven grandchildren.
The Rev. Joe Louis Hawthorne officiated with Myricks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Victor Lee, A.J. Wilson, Alvin Gaston, Jessie Lee, Charles Riley, Tracey Lee, Tony Brooks, James Lee, David Gaston, Jerry Brooks and Andre Brooks.
Julia M. Carr - Services for Mrs. Julia M. Carr, 87, of Choctaw County were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hopewell M.B. Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Carr died Feb. 11, 2001 at the Choctaw County Nursing Home in Ackerman following an illness of several days.
She is survived by a son, L.V. Carr of McCool; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
The Rev. A.J. Harrell officiated with Winters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Dalton Lamar Gilbert - Services for Dalton Lamar Gilbert, 76, of Jackson were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Hope Cemetery.
Gilbert, a native of Attala County, died Feb. 18, 2001 at the VA Medical Center in Jackson. He was a retired electrician and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Janetta Gilbert of Jackson; two daughters, Debra Jan Lindsay of Madison and Lisa Brown of Jackson; two brothers, James Gilbert of Sylacauga, Ala., and Bill Gilbert of Newport, Tenn.; four sisters, Doris York of Arkansas City, Kan., Helen Middlebrook of Pascagoula, Faye Gilbert of Greenville and Hassie Lou Frazure of Sallis; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The Rev. Billy Frazure officiated.
Myrtle Sims Knight - Myrtle Sims Knight, 83, died Feb. 19, 2001 at Crossgate Manor Nursing Home. Services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Kosciusko City Cemetery.
The Rev. Barry Corbett officiated.
Mrs. knight was born in Attala County and was a lifelong resident of Kosciusko, except for her later years. Besides being a housewife, she worked at Morgan & Lindsey and later at Thornton's Men's Wear. She was an active member of First Baptist Church where she worked in the Cradle Roll and then taught many years in the children's Sunday School Department. She was active in the WMU and the Women's Circle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Oscar Knight, a brother, Horace Allen Sims, and a sister, Ava Louise Rogers.
Survivors include, a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Allen and Gayle McGee Knight of Columbia; brother, Morris Sims of Jackson; two grandsons, Allen Guyton Knight and Robert Andrew Knight; two great-grandchildren, all of Columbia.
Pallbearers were Allen Knight, Rob Knight, Drew Chandler, Don Gould, Bill Washburn, Kermit Campbell, and Bill Day.
Honorary pallbearers were J.D. Watts and Marcell Duke.
Memorials may be made to the Kosciusko First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Walter L. Lucas - Graveside services for Walter Longstreet Lucas, 77, of Goodman were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Goodman.
Lucas died Feb. 17, 2001 at the University Hospital in Lexington. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II and Korea retiring in 1963. He was also a retired ranger at Holmes County State Park. He was a member of the Goodman United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Miller Lucas of Goodman.
The Rev. Ken Morris officiated.
Pallbearers were Jack Albin, Bill Floyd, Joe Boyette, Nathan Hodges, Billy Joe Hodges, Sonny McNeer and Edwin Albin.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Main Street, Goodman, Miss., 39079.
Southern Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lena L. Liddell - Funeral services for Mrs. Lena L. Liddell, 88, of Ackerman were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Chester Baptist Church.
Mrs. Liddell, a native of Choctaw County, died Feb. 14, 2001 at Webster General Hospital in Eupora. She was a member of Chester Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Johnny Liddell of Ackerman, Jimmy Liddell of Mathiston and Billy Liddell of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Mamie Oswalt of Tremonton, Utah, Letha Steadman of Jackson; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Chester Baptist Church.
Marietta W. Love - Services for Mrs. Marietta Worrell Love, 84, of Ackerman were held Monday at 10 a.m. at Ackerman Methodist Church with burial in Enon Cemetery.
Mrs. Love died Feb. 16, 2001 at the Choctaw County Hospital. She was a member of Ackerman United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son, Tommy Love of North Port, Ala.; a daugh-ter, Rebecca Orr of Ackerman; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy or Ackerman United Methodist Church.
Nowell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Billy Ray Landingham - Services for Billy Ray Landingham, 61, of Kosciusko were held Friday at 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church with burial in the Kosciusko City Cemetery.
Landingham, a native of Attala County, died Feb. 13, 2001 at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his mother, Katie Dickens of Kosciusko; a daughter, Bridget Landingham of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sons, Barron landingham of Denver, Col., and Cedric Carr of Kosciusko; a sister, Barbara Landingham of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Lawrence Landingham of Inkster, Mich.
The Rev. Victoria Sizemore Tandy officiated.
Pallbearers were Jeffrey Jackson, Terry Johnson, Barron Landingham, John Louie, Billy McAfee, Rio Winters and Henry McArthur Kimbrough.
Myricks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ronnie J. Myers - Services for Ronnie J. Myers, 51, of Kosciusko were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Parkway Cemetery.
Myers, a truck driver for IMC Webb Graphics, died Feb. 16, 2001 at the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam from December 1967 to April 1973. During his tour he was awarded three Bronze Service Stars, an Air Medal Marksman Rifle award, three Purple Hearts and four D/S bars.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Myers of Kosciusko; two daugh-ters, Charlene Palmertree and Darlene Overstreet of Winona; his mother, Margie Myers of Kosciusko; two brothers, Delane Myers of Spokane, Wash., and Steve Myers of Madison; three grandchildren.
The Rev. Don Ray officiated.
Pallbearers were George Brunt, Rickie Edwards, Boyd Ramage, James Ramage Jr., Terry Culpepper, Tim Nowell, Austin Edwards, and Troy Steed.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Dr. John W. Pender - Attala County native Dr. John William Pender, 88, died Feb. 18, 2001 in Placerville, Calif.
Dr. Pender, known as "Billy Boy" to Kosciusko residents, was born in the Hesterville Community in 1912. He practiced medicine in Mississippi from 1937 to 1940, and later went on to become medical partner as an assistant professor of anesthesia at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. From there he went to the Palo Alto Medical Clinic in 1954 and practiced there until 1982. His medical practice spanned 48 years.
He received his B.S. degree from the University of Mississippi in 1933 and his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1935.
Dr. Pender was a deeply respected pioneer in his medical speciality of anesthesiology. He provided an anesthetic for President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944 when he was only 31 years old. In 1977, he was honored by Stanford University as the First Clinical professor Emeritus of Anesthesia.
His wife, Catherine Theresa McCaffery Pender, preceded him in death in 1994.
He is survived by six children, John W. Pender Jr. of New Orleans, Dr. Mary Pender Jacobson of Chapel Hill, N.C., Jane Wheeler of Santa Clara, Calif., Charles Pender of Capitala, Calif., Dr. Sarah Pender of Placerville, Calif., Louise Pender of Osaka, Japan; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Robert Hardison of Kosciusko.
Graveside services will be held at New Salem Cemetery in Attala County.
Blanche J. Wallace - Services for Mrs. Blanche Jamison Wallace, 90, Attala County were held Feb. 13 at noon at the Center Church of God.
Burial was in Patterson Cemetery.
Mrs. Wallace, a retired teacher, died Feb. 8, 2001 at the Baptist Medical Center in Jackson following an illness of several days.
She was a native of Attala County and a member of the Center Church of God.
She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Ethel Odom and Mrs. Wilean Burt of Kosciusko; three sons, Samuel Wallace of Milwaukee, Wis., Austin Wallace, Solomon Wallace of Kosciusko; a sister, Bernadine Brister of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Eudell Jamison and Daniel Jamison of Milwaukee; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Charles Hardy officiated with Winters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.