Ora Lane Lord Price
Mrs. Ora Lane Lord Price, 101-year-old Kosciusko resident, died Sept. 29, 2003 at her residence. She was the widow of Harvey Price.
Graveside services were to be held today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at the Kosciusko City Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home.
Mrs. Price, the oldest member of Kosciusko's First Presbyterian Church, was a member of the Susan Smythe Sunday School class. She graduated from Ethel High School and moved to Kosciusko to accept a job as typesetter for The Star-Herald. Later she worked as a clerk in Hull's Variety Store and met Harvey Price who became her husband. She worked with her husband in their business, Price's Grocery. They were married for 68 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Marjorie Price Lampkin of Kosciusko; seven grandchildren, William Lampkin of Palm Harbor, Fla., Brian Lampkin of Huntsville, Ala., Michael Lampkin of Houston, Texas, Lane Guyton Gilbert of Benton, Geoff Guyton of Starkville and Colleen Guyton Tindoll of Saltillo, Elizabeth Guyton of Memphis; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Price Guyton, and a grandson, Robert Guyton.
Dr. Ed Hartman officiated.
Memorials may be made to Kosciusko First Presbyterian Church building fund or Hospice in His Hands Ministries.
Marvin Earl Power
Services for Marvin Earl Power, 58, of Ethel were held Friday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. at Edgefield Baptist Church.
Power, a self-employed mechanic, died Sept. 17, 2003 at the Veterans Administration Center in Jackson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a Specialist 4 during the Korean War. He was a member of Edgefield Baptist Church.
He is survived by his mother, Edna Pearl Black Power of Kosciusko; two brothers, Bud Power of Kosciusko, William Jessie Power of Pelahatchie.
He was preceded in death by his father, Everett E. Power.
Rev. Mart Bell officiated.
Burial was in Edgefield Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home.
Robert E. Powell
Funeral services for Robert E. Powell, 55, of Sallis were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Culpepper Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Hope Lutheran Cemetery at Sallis.
Powell, a native of Attala County, died Sept. 28, 2003 at his residence. For 35 years he served as supervisor with Canadian National Railroad. He was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, Earlene H. Powell of Sallis; two sons, Charles Hudson of Cartersville, Ga., and Bee Hudson of Carthage; a sister; Sarah Shelly of Gulfport; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
Rev. Gus Shelly and Rev. Billy Frazure officiated.
Pallbearers were Robert Shelly, Paul Shelly, Jimmy Pee, Dusty Pee, Sonny Moore and Ronnie Smith.
Railroad workers and Deer Club members served as honorary pallbearers.
Johnnie Murl Roby
Services for Johnnie Murl Roby, 105-year-old Attala County resident, were held Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. at New Bethel M.B. Church at Sallis with burial in New Bethel Cemetery.
Ms. Roby, a native of Attala County, died Sept. 18, 2003 at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. She was a member of New Bethel M.B. Church and Heriones of Jericho.
Rev. Robert Green officiated with Winters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by nieces she raised Dorothy Gresham and Elois Brooks; 19 other nieces and great nieces; 14 nephews and great nephews.
Pallbearers were Johnny, Charles, Frankie Roby, Herbert Stewart, Aaron Smith and Roosevelt Stewart.
Eulala Thornton Stovall
Mrs. Eulala Stovall, 94, of Jackson died Sept. 15, 2003 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Stovall, born in Attala County, was the daughter of Robert Judson and Martha Viera Pender Thornton. She graduated from Woman's College in Hattiesburg in 1931. In 1932, she began her teaching career in Carroll County public schools and later taught in Ackerman and Crystal Springs.
She moved to Jackson in 1945 and accepted a position with the Veterans Affairs Department of the VA Medical Center. She began working with the State of Mississippi in the 1950s and had served under former Gov. William Winter when he served as director of the office of the State Tax Collection. She later served within the State Department of Education and had worked as an administrative assistant to former Commissioners of Agriculture Si Corley and Jim Buck Ross prior to her retirement in the 1970s.
Mrs. Stovall was married to William Davis Ratliff Stovall in 1957 and was preceded in death by her husband in 1988.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson and the Truthseekers Sunday School Class. She was a past president of the Heritage Luncheon club, held membership in several garden clubs and bridge clubs.
She is survived by a grandson, Cecil Edward Inman III of Jackson; several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Baptist Children's Village, 805 Flag Chapel Rd., Jackson, MS 39209.
Jimmie L. Brown
Funeral services for Jimmie L. Brown, 91, of Philadelphia were held Monday at 10 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Leake County,
Brown, a native of Attala County, died Feb. 14, 2004 at Choctaw Residential Center in Choctaw. He was a longtime resident of the Conway Community of Leake County but had been a resident of Philadelphia since 1984. He was a retired farmer.
He is survived by three sons, Johnny Brown of DeKalb, James Brown of Philadelphia and Gerald Brown of Kosciusko; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Zetha "Granny" Brown in 2002, and an infant daughter and a grandson.
Pallbearers were John Trussell, Clay Brown, Kip Wilcher, Ben Carroll, Eddie Carroll and Don Smith.
Dr. Wayne Hill officiated.
Robert 'Bob' Wayne Cockroft
Robert "Bob" Wayne Cockroft, 67, a retired owner and operator of Attala Ambulance, died Feb. 16, 2004 at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were to be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Jordan Funeral Home with the Rev. James Burrell of County Line Baptist Church and the Rev. Barry Corbett of Kosciusko's First Baptist Church officiating.
Burial was to follow in Parkway Cemetery.
Mr. Cockroft was a member of County Line Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Tony Cockroft, and a brother, Bernard Cockroft.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Cockroft; a son, Kosciusko Mayor Jimmy Cockroft and his wife Linda; brothers Billie Cockroft and Cooter Cockroft of Kosciusko, Jerry Cockroft of Ridgeland, and Joe Cockroft of Brandon; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Troy Steed, David White, Dexter Dabbs, Ronnie J. Adams, Curtis Pope, Scott Watkins and Sonny Reynolds.
Honorary pallbearers were to include the men of County Line Baptist Church.
If desired, the family suggests memorials be made to County Line Baptist Church, 3921 Singleton Rd., Carthage, MS 39051, or to Kosciusko First Baptist Church.
Bertha Odelia Cook
Services for Mrs. Bertha Odelia Cook, 93, of Hesterville were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Providence Cemetery.
Mrs. Cook, a former employee of Aponaug Manufacturing Co., died Feb. 14, 2004 at the Attala Nursing Center.
She is survived by a daughter, Christine Rollins of Sarasota, Fla.; a son, Paul Curtis Cook of Picayune; two sisters, Donnie Lamb of Boaz, Ala., Marie Totten of Hesterville; a brother, John Everette Ellard of Carthage; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was the widow of Herman Cook.
Rev. Sean Pennington officiated.
Pallbearers were T.J. Rule, Miller Crawford, Bill Boone, Ken Boone, John E. Ellard and Carlton Miller.
Memorials may be made to Hospice in His Hand Ministry.
Alice Mae Deason
Services for Mrs. Alice Mae Deason, 84, of Morton were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Parkway Cemetery.
Mrs. Deason, a retired factory worker, died Feb. 14, 2004 at the University Medical Center in Jackson. She was a member of Leesburg Baptist Church in Morton.
She is survived by a daughter, Joann Shoemaker of Morton; a son, James Elmer Deason of Climax Springs, Mo.; a sister, Ruth Bush of Detroit, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Early Deason.
Rev. Jerry Meggs officiated.
Serving as pallbearers were William McCurdy, Bobby Davis, William Beggiani, Robert Reid, Toby Holmes and Michael Holmes; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services for Leslie "Dutch" Farmer, 84, of Lexington were held Monday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Farmer, a retired supervisor, died Feb. 14, 2004 at the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Medical Center in Jackson. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Hattie Maude Farmer of Lexington; a brother, Jack B. Farmer of Lexington.
Dr. Mike O'Brien, Rev. Sonny Chapman and Rev. Blaine McLaine officiated with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Farmer, Dudley Farmer, Sammy Massey, Stewart Angell, James Downs and Mike Chapman.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill Warrington, Mike Lammons, Reuben Netherland and Billy Martin.
He was preceded in death by a niece, Wanda Power Cockrell.