Lou Ella Jones
Graveside services for Lou Ella Jones will be held at 1 p.m. today at Spring Valley Cemetery. The Rev. Curtis Wordlaw. West Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A native of Clay County, Mrs. Jones died on Friday, Jan. 2, 2004 in Bastrop, La. She was 83.
Lena B. Poe
Funeral services for Lena B. Poe will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rock Hill U. M. Church. Burial will be at Rock Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Bernard Crump will officiate.
Visitation will be held today from 1 to 6 p.m. with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. at West Memorial.
Mrs. Poe died Jan. 9, 2004 at Oktibbeha County Hospital. She was 89.
Eddie Lawrence Collier
Funeral services for Eddie Lawrence Collier will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Rockhill United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Rockhill Cemetery. The Rev. Leon Collier will officiate.
Visitation will be held today from 12 to 7 p.m. at West Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Collier died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. He was 66.
Glen Sanford Yeatman
Funeral services for Glen Sanford Yeatman will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Clear Springs Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will be at Clear Springs Cemetery. The Rev. Don Parrish will officiate.
Visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the family's residence.
Mr. Yeatman died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2003 at Oktibbeha County Hospital. He was 55. He was a resident of Mathiston and a retired carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Charlie Mae Yeatman of Mathiston; daughter, Renee Morgan and husband Kevin of Weir; two sons, Randall Yeatman and wife, Lisa of Woodland and Wayne Yeatman of Maben; two sisters, Ruth Bell and Frances Aldridge, both of Maben; one brother, Hubert Yeatman of Orlando, Fla.; two grandsons, Glen Randall Yeatman, Ill., of Houston and Dakota Chase Morgan of Weir; and one granddaughter, Samantha Nicole Morgan of Weir.
He was preceded in death by his parents, General Lee Yeatman and Edna Mae Oglesby Yeatman and a brother, Gerald Yeatman.
Lois Owens McManus
Funeral services for Lois Owens McManus will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Welch Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Oktibbeha Memorial Park.
The Rev. Marlo Lemke will officiate.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Welch Funeral Home, which is handling the arrangements.
Mrs. McManus died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Cantrell Personal Care Home. She was 85.
A native of Sebastian, Ark., she was a homemaker, former 4-H leader and a former resident of Fontana, Calif., northwest Arkansas and Cliftonville and Hopewell.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Cleddy N. McManus.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan M. Bridges of Starkville and Sherry K. Kendall of Ocean Springs; two sisters, Robyn Rabone of Fontana, Calif., and Edna Carlson of Pinon Hills, Calif.; four grandchildren, Patrick Bridges of Albuquerque, N.M., Douglas Bridges of Atlanta, Ga., Kirby Kendall of Austin, Texas, and Ellisa Brown of Ocean Springs; and four great-grandchildren, William Owen Bridges, Stephan Kendall, Darby Kendall and Emerson Kendall.
Memorial donations may be made to the Saint Luke Lutheran Church Building Fund, 1104 Highway 25 South, Starkville, MS 39759.
Rev. Ellis Rice
Funeral services for Rev. Ellis Rice will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the U.F.C.W. Local 1991 Union Hall in West Point. Burial will be at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Crawford. Rev. Thomas Rice will officiate.
Visitation will be held today from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Carter's Mortuary Service Chapel in West Point.
Rev. Rice died Monday, January 12, 2004 at the Baptist Memorial. He was 89.
Charles Perry Ball
Longtime Starkville farm equipment dealer Charles Perry Ball, 86, died Thursday, January 15, 2004, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Welch Funeral Home.
In 1965, Mr. Ball and his family moved to Starkville where he operated the Ford tractor and New Holland equipment dealership on Mississippi Highway 12 as Starkville Tractor and Equipment Co., until retirement in 1997. A member of Future Farmers of America, he was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Mississippi conference in 1987 for his support of the organization and its membership.
He was a Mason and was honored with the 50-year pin. Mr. Ball was a member of Starkville Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon. He had served in a similar capacity in other churches where he was a member before moving to Starkville.
He was active in community affairs, having been a member of several civic groups and the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Ball was in a leadership position in Chamber community improvement and beautification efforts numerous times during the 1970s. He also helped Chamber efforts to improve transportation links to and inside the city.
Mr. Ball was the first Republican to win election to Starkville municipal government where he was elected alderman at-large in 1973. Board members then selected him as Vice Mayor of the city. He was also an executive committee member and Director of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District.
He was active in national and state politics, having served in local campaign positions for many candidates and on the Starkville and Oktibbeha County Republican Executive Committee. Mr. Ball was a member of the Republicans delegation from Mississippi to the GOP national convention that nominated President Gerald R. Ford over Ronald Reagan.
He was also worked with local, regional and state officials to secure training and equipment programs for health care professionals and emergency responders.
Before coming to Starkville in 1965, Mr. Ball was in national sales for two heavy equipment companies and had lived in Houston, Texas, New Orleans, LA, Memphis, Tenn., Lubbock, Texas, and Dallas, Texas. In the early 1950s, he owned and operated a cafe/gas station in Houston, MS with his wife, the late Juanita Jones Ball. During his days in Houston, he was most proud of his work with community and government leaders to improve the appearance of the Chickasaw County Courthouse Square.
During World War II, he worked in the Consolidated Aircraft installation in New Orleans during the day and was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve doing shore patrol at night. Prior to World War II, he was involved in heavy construction and had worked on the Enid and Sardis dams in North Mississippi. Mr. Ball also worked on railroad construction and rehabilitation projects in Mississippi and the Mid-West.
Mr. Ball was a 1938 graduate of Pontotoc (Miss.) High School.
Mr. Ball is survived by two sons, Dr. William David Ball of Boone, NC and Tom Ball of Starkville; three sisters, Mary B. Rackley of Starkville, Amy Lou Brasfield of Granite City, Ill, and Nell Finne of Gulfport; sisters-in-law, Modean Ball of Memphis, Paulette B. Reece of Pontotoc, and Elizabeth Ball of Waco, Texas; two brothers, Lawrence Ball of Irving, Texas and Howard Ball of Pontotoc; three grandchildren, Bill Ball of Jackson, Charles Perry Ball, III, and Betsy Moon Ball, both of Starkville; and one great-grandchild, Conner Beth Ball of Jackson.
Memorials may be made to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Scholarship Program at Mississippi State University Foundation, First Baptist Church Lottie Moon Mission Fund or the SOAR Foundation at the Greater Starkville Partnership.
Rev. Clifton Curtis will conduct services.
Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marie Pounds Gullett
Marie Pounds Gullett, 85, of Booneville died Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at her home.
Mrs. Gullett was born on June 14, 1918. The daughter of Warnie and Seth Pounds, she was educated in the Belmont School System and MSCW (MUW). She moved to Booneville in 1934 when her father became manager of the Booneville Branch of the Peoples Bank and Trust Company. She married William Lawrence Gullett, Jr., on May 9, 1946, at the First Methodist Church. She retired as Senior Vice President of the Peoples Bank and Trust Company in 1981.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church: the Daughters of the American Revolution: B&PW Club: National Association of Bank Women: Booneville Historical Society: Honorable Member of the George E. Allan Library; and charter member of the Prentiss County Mental Health Association.
Mrs. Gullett was chosen as the Prentiss County FBLA Business Person of the Year in 1979 at the Prentiss County Vo-Tech School and was the Chairman of the North Group of the NABW. She also co-authored the book, Prentiss County History.
Mrs. Gullett was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Ortha Long and Opha White, her brothers Oswald Pounds, Kenneth Pounds, Theron Pounds and Thed Pounds, all of Booneville.
Survivors include her husband, W. L. Gullett; one daughter, Becky Herren and her husband Stan of Madison; one son, Bill Gullett and his wife, Janet of Starkville; five grandchildren, Amanda Camp and her husband, Kevin of Ridgeland, Seth Herren and his wife, Anita of Olive Branch, Michelle Quinn and her husband, Michael of Birmingham, Ala., Foster Gullett and Elizabeth Gullett of Starkville; one great-grandson, Kirby Quinn of Birmingham, Ala.; one brother, Billy D. Pounds of Booneville; and one sister, Betty Crawford of Jacksonville, Fla.
Services for Mrs. Gullett will be held 2 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Phillip Box officiating.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Booneville; Heritage Hospice Ministries, 1801 South Harper Road, Corinth, MS 38834; or a favorite charity.
Carolynn W. Jackson
Funeral services for Carolynn W. Jackson will be held today at 10 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church. Burial will be at Craig Springs Cemetery. Bro. Junior Davis and Rev. R. D. Michael will officiate.
Visitation was held Thursday, January 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Starkville Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jackson died Wednesday, January 14, 2004 in Sturgis. She was 59. She was a retired Recreational Director from Rolling Hills Development Center of Starkville and Dugan Memorial Home of West Point. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, a loving mother and wife.
Survivors include her husband, Douglas Jackson of Sturgis; daughter, Teresa Carol Blaine of Weir; four sisters, Bessie Davis of Louisville, Pauline Williams of Cedar Bluff, Lou Simpson of Starkville, and Bonnie Farley of Dresden, Tenn.; one brother, Neal Williams of Cedar Bluff; four grandsons, Ashley Whitehead of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jamie Blaine of Qutar, Jeremy and Amanda Green of Sturgis, Joshua Green of Weir; two great-grandchildren, Meridith Green and Joshua Daniel Green.
Memorials may be made to the Palmer Home for Children in Memory of Carolynn W. Jackson, 400 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759.
Anni Taber Sattler
Funeral services for Annie Taber Sattler will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home. Rev. Frederick Craddock will officiate.
Mrs. Sattler died Monday, January 12, 2004 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. She was 52. She was an Oktoc resident, Catholic church member and a retired waitress.
Survivors include her sons, Frank Taber, Brian Daily and Rick Freeman; one daughter, Christina Taber; her husband, Robert Sattler of Starkville; mother, Delores M. Lanzrath of Starkville; seven sisters, Jane Meierhoff of Hartford, Kan., Jean Grayson of Emporia, Kan., Beth Renteria of Hartford, Kan., Cindy Clatterback of Salina, Kan., Connie Carr of Emporia, Kan., Toni Lanzrath of Starkville, and Jackie Phillips of Emporia, Kan.; five brothers, Mike Lanzrath of Emporia, Kan., Pat Lanzrath of Witchita, Kan., Matt Lanzrath of Allen, Kan., Dan Lanzrath of St. George, Kan., and Joe Lanzrath of Spicer, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lyle Lanzrath and a niece, Jenni Mae Carr.
Margie Rea Hearn
Funeral services for Margie Rea Hearn will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland. Burial will be at North Cleveland Cemetery. Rev. Robert Haney will officiate.
Visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ray Funeral Home.
Ms. Hearn died Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was 63.
Graveside services for Juanita Thompson will be held today at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Lawrence Runnels will officiate.
Ms. Thompson died Thursday, January 15, 2004 at Windsor Retirement Center in Columbus. She was 80.
She was a Starkville resident, an Episcopal church member and a retired surgical nurse. She was also a golf and sports enthusiast.
Survivors include cousins, James Speed and Mildred Butler, both of Starkville, Sidney Thompson of Columbus, and Bit Thompson of Crawford.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence; mother, Bessie Speed Thompson; and sisters, Doris Thompson and Barbara Ruth Thompson.
Memorials may be sent to Palmer Home for Children in Columbus.
Ruby Hester Burson
EUPORA -- Funeral services for Ruby Hester Burson will be held at 2 p.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Greensboro Cemetery in Webster County.
Visitation was held yesterday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home.
Mrs. Burson died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at the Choctaw County Nursing Home in Ackerman. She was 88.
Jerry Quay Oswalt
Funeral services for Jerry Quay Oswalt will be held today, at 10 a.m. at Sturgis Baptist Church. Burial will be at Sturgis Cemetery. The Revs. Russell Mord and Steve Lammons will officiate.
Visitation was held Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Starkville Funeral Home.
Mr. Oswalt died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, in Starkville. He was 74.
Mr. Oswalt was a member of Sturgis Baptist Church, a family man who loved his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict where he was awarded the Purple Heart.
Mr. Oswalt was a retired second generation sawmill owner and operator. There was not a harder working or more generous man. He loved his horses, cattle and bird hunting. He also grew timber.
Pallbearers will include Ricky Wilson, Ovid Ivy, Lance Jackson, Joby Jackson, Johnny McKinnon and Scott Oswalt.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Carolyn Cockrell Oswalt of Sturgis; son, Dr. Chris Oswalt and wife, Sheila of Houston; son-in-law, Jerry Wayne McGinnis of Starkville; two sisters, Ola Maude Wilson of Sturgis and Quilla Jackson and her husband, J.D. Jackson, of Sturgis; brother-in-law, W. D. Long of Sturgis; grandsons, Chase Oswalt McGinnis of MSU and Thad Ethan Oswalt of Houston; and granddaughter, Carol Ann Oswalt of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vicki Oswalt McGinnis; mother, Clara Oswalt; father, Odie Oswalt; three brothers; and four sisters.
Memorial donations may be made to Sturgis Baptist Church, 827 Main Street, Sturgis, MS 39769.
Starkville Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Margaret Fayard Breland Moore
MOBILE, Ala. -- Margaret Fayard Breland Moore, age 82, a native of D'Iberville and a resident of Mobile since 1981, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2004. at her home.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband, Evon Lamar Moore.
She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection of Starkville, past member of Oktibbeha County Hospital Auxillary, and was a Girl Scouts of America leader.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her daughter, Peggy M. (Mitch) Tousinau of Mobile; one brother, Frank R. Fayard of Biloxi; one granddaughter, Lauren E. Tousinau; two grandsons, Jeremy A. Tousinau and Jonathan L. Tousinau, all of Mobile; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held at Cottage Hill Presbyterian Church in Mobile on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services are scheduled for today at 11 a.m. at Cottage Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Mercy Medical Hospice, 101 Villa Drive, Daphne, AL 36526 or to Cottage Hill Presbyterian Church Youth Fund, 4201 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile, AL 36609.
Arrangements are being handled by Ascension Funeral Home, 1016 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, Ala.
BROADVIEW, Ill. -- Funeral services for Felton McGee will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Broadview Baptist Church here. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery. The Rev. Clarence Hobson will officiate.
Mr. McGee died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004. He was 53.
He was born in Starkville, a Baptist church member, and the first black firefighter in Starkville.
Survivors include his wife, Shelia McGee of Broadview, Ill; two daughters, Renita McGee of Marion, Ark., and Phylecia McGee of Belzoni; his mother, Celestine Evans of Starkville; four sisters, Thelma Matthes, Carolyn Evans, Vivian Collier, all of Starkville, and Elinor M. Draine of Raytown, Mo.; and one brother, Gleen McGee of Laura.
Mississippi Funeral Services is handling the funeral arrangements.