Melvin S. Worthy
Services for Mrs. Melvin S. Worthey, 95, of Madison were held May 27 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Pickens.
Mrs. Worthey, a native of Madison County, died May 25, 2004 at St. Catherine's Village in Madison. She was a retired teacher and a member of the Pickens United Methodist Church.
She is survived by 12 nieces and nephews. She was the widow of Harry Worthey.
Rev. George B. Butler and Rev. Skipper Maxwell officiated with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Burial was in Quiet Ridge Cemetery.
Grace Ballard Walbert
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Ballard Walbert, 84, of Kosciusko were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Liberty Cemetery.
Mrs. Walbert died May 27, 2004 at her residence. She was the last member of Liberty Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Walbert Sr. and a son, Carl Walbert Jr.
She is survived by a sister, Blanche Rasberry of Kosciusko; two grandsons.
Rev. Albert Clark and Rev. Leslie Wooten officiated.
Pallbearers were George Pinkard Jr., Jerry Allen, Hugh Allen Ballard, Hugh Lee Ballard, Willie Roses, and Jerry Cagle.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill Bagley, Paul Merchant, George Pinkard Sr., Brad Adcock and John Robert Ballard.
Memorials may be made to Yockanookany Baptist Church.
Edward "Ed" Alderman
Graveside services for Edward "Ed" Alderman, 76, of Carthage will be held Thursday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. at Attala Memory Gardens with Culpepper Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation is Wednesday, 5-8 p.m.
Alderman, retired from the sawmill business, died Dec. 12, 2006 at Hospice in His Hands in Madden. He was a native of Attala County and a Baptist.
He is survived by a son, Paul Alderman of Kosciusko; a brother, Everett "Mutt" Alderman of Carthage; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Rev. Johnny Parks will officiate.
John Franklin Barrentine
Funeral services for John Franklin Barrentine, 76, of Sallis , formerly of McCarley, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Hoome in Winona with burial in North Carrollton Cemetery.
He died Jan. 27, 2008 at his home.
Clay C. Warner Jr.
Funeral services for Clay C. Warner Jr., 54, of Kosciusko will be held Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with burial in Barlow Cemetery at Sallis.
Warner, a farmer and factory employee, died Jan. 20, 2008 at his residence.
Winters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Luther Donald Burden
Luther Donald Burden, 82, of Kosciusko, a retired owner/operator of a Gulf/BP Service Station, died Jan. 21, 2008 at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Jordan Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Parkway Cemetery.
Burden was a former office manager for H.C/ Price/H.L. Gentry prior to moving back to Kosciusko. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy, a member of Parkway Baptist Church, Stonestreet-Rone VFW Post 1983, the Fred Wasson American Legion Post 44 , and a 50-year Master Mason of the Lodge in Ackerman.
Survivors include his wife, Ila Thaxton Burden; sons, Don Burden and his wife, Maria, of White Lake, Mi., Larry Burden and his wife, Rhonda, of Houston, Texas, Rick Burden and his wife, Mary Kay, of Atlanta; sisters, Neva Floyce Thaxton of Pensacola, Fla., Melba White of Kosciusko; grandchildren, Kristy Burden Wilson, Michael, Sarah, Eric, Chris and Andrew Burden; great-grandchildren Alexis (Lexie) Wilson and Keith Bell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Clayton and Bessie Theola Hubbert Burden, and brother, Willard Burden of French Camp.
Rev. Don Cook will officiate.
Pallbearers are Keith Bell, Tony Hines, Michael, Eric and Chris Burden.
Max D. Murren
Max D. Murren, 83, of Durant entered into rest with our Lord on Jan. 17, 2008 at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, and under the care of In His Hands Hospice, where he has been residing since May 2007.
Funeral services will be held Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Southern Funeral Home in Durant with burial in Mizpah Cemetery.
Mr. Murren was born in Maywood, Calif., the eldest son of the late Ben and Fern Dutton Murren of Kosciusko. At the age of 18, he joined the Army and served his country during World War II as a PFC, and Military Policeman in General Pattonís Third Army. In the last months prior to his discharge, he served as one of the personal guards to General Patton aboard his private airplane.
Mr. Murren had been a resident of Durant since 1952 where he owned and operated Maxís Barber Shop until retirement in 1996. He was a member and deacon of the Church of God of Prophecy in Kosciusko.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Lewis Murren of Durant; two daughters, Glenva Ellis and her husband Larry of Tullahoma, Tenn.;Teresa Garver and her husband Glenn of North Augusta, S.C.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dewey A. Murren and his wife, Caroline of Moss Point; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vickie R. Murren, formerly of Durant.
Rev. Jim Jackson and Rev. Leslie Porter will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Don Ellis, Steven Ellis, Billy Lewis, Dale Lewis, Edwin Albin, Kent Lewis. Honorary will be Robert McAdams, Bobby McAdams, Clay McAdams, Danny Steen, Rev. Kermit Steen and H.T. Green.
Bobby O. McCarty, 76, of Kosciusko, a retired engineer and owner of Attala Engineering Inc., died Jan. 15, 2008 at his residence. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Jordan Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Jerusalem Cemetery. Rev. Johnny Parks will officiate.
McCarty was a member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his brothers Theo McCarty, Willard McCarty and Johnny McCarty, and a sister, June Taylor.
Survivors are his wife, Kathryn Sills McCarty of Kosciusko; son, Joel Obadiah McCarty of Kosciusko; brother, Charlie McCarty of Ridgeland; grandchildren, Jay and Shay McCarty (Erin) of Kosciusko; granddaughter, Jaclyn Wilson of Kosciusko; two great-granddaughters, Kadence and Aubrey McCarty; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bill Ashley, Anthony Cannata, George Walker, Terry Pettit, Jimmy Jenkins, Tim Pinkard, Tom Atwood and Ed Crump.
Corrie Bunch, 91, of McAdams, a retired educator from the University of Southern Mississippi, died Jan. 20, 2008 at Hospice in His Hands Ministries in Madden. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Jordan Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Coleman Cemetery.
Miss Bunch is survived by her sister, Nancy Gomillion of Carthage; nieces Sue Perrin of Memphis and Lynne Freeny of Edinburg; nephews Bill Peoples of Madden and Ronnie Gomillion of Madison.
She was preceded on death by her parents, Joseph Samuel and Annie Lucinda Poole Bunch and sisters, Nelvia Bunch and Lettie Peoples.
Judy B. Sims
Judy B. Sims, 74, a lifelong resident of Kosciusko died Jan. 16, 2008 at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. at Williamsville Baptist Church where she was a member for over 60 years.
Rev. Junior Davis, Rev. Doug Hubbard and other former pastors will officiate. Burial will be in Parkway Cemetery.
Jordan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Sims was an organist and pianist for the church for many years and loved serving the Lord through her music ministry, which included playing for an untold number of weddings and funerals.
She also served as substitute secretary for the church and was a member of the Faith Sunday School class.
Early in her career, Judy was employed with the Attala County Tax Assessorís office, and was a longtime bank teller for the former Attala Bank, then Deposit Guaranty National Bank and now Citizens National Bank.
She enjoyed life, loved people, and everyone she met loved her.
She is survived by sons, Tommy Sims and his wife Kelly of Franklin, Tenn., and Donny Sims and his wife, Ceressa of Kosciusko; five grandchildren, Ashlee Sims, Andrea Sims, Jason Sims, Jordan Sims and Austin Ellis; one sister, Wanna G. Johnson of Kosciusko; and her best friend, Helen Horne, of Kosciusko.
She is preceded in death by her parents Clifton F. Barrett and Maggie Jewel Kennedy Barrett.
Active pallbearers will be Jason Sims, Jordan Sims, Austin Ellis, Jimmy Ray Johnson, Ronnie Sims, Tim Horne, Kenny Horne, and Jeff Horne.
Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Williamsville Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday School class.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital or Williamsville Baptist Church.
Charles B. Brashier
Funeral services for Charles B. Brashier, 80, of Kosciusko were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Culpepper Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Parkway Cemetery.
Brashier died Jan. 16, 2008 at the University Medical Center in Jackson. He retired from Superior Coach Corp. after 19 years and worked for Mississippi Governorís Highway Safety Program. He was also a driver for car dealers.
He was a charter member of Parkway Baptist where he had served as a deacon and a choir member. He was also a former member of the Central Mississippi Quartet.
He is survived by his wife, Hilda Davis Brasher of Kosciusko; a son, Ricky Brashier and his wife Janette, and a daughter, Rita Harmon and her husband, (Mitchell) all of Acworth, Ga.; two sisters, Clarice Case of Kosciusko, and Diane Patsiner of Hong Kong, China; four grandchildren, Chris Harmon and wife Michelle, Joey Ramage, Ryan Brashier and Kayla Brashier; one great-grandchild, Addison Harmon.
Rev. Don Cook and Rev. Walter Hines officiated.
Pallbearers were Bill McKnight, Norris Wilkerson, Jack Ellington, Wayne Oliver, Clyde Woods and Mike Horn.
Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Taylor, Edgar Taylor, Wendell Horn, George Patton, Joel Edwards, and adult Menís Sunday School class of Parkway Baptist Church.
Elizabeth Cooper Comans
A celebration of life for Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper Comans, 83, of Decatur will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Clarke Venable Baptist Church in Decatur with burial in the Decatur City Cemetery.
The Rev. Mark Vincent, Rev. Stan Buckley and Rev. Jim Yates will officiate. Milling Funeral Home of Union is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Comans died Jan. 16, 2008 at her residence in Decatur. She was an active member of Clarke Venable Baptist Church and also her Sunday School class for many years.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Comans Powers and husband Paul of Kosciusko; a son, Johnnie Wayne Comans and wife Sandy of Decatur; five grandchildren, Paula Powers Yates and husband Jim of Starkville, Jonathan Powers and wife Kelly of Kosciusko, Kristin Comans Slay of Decatur, Kasey Comans Thoms and husband Josh of Hattiesburg, Kody Comans and wife Blair of Decatur; four great-grandchildren, Zach Slay of Decatur, Foster and Jon Paul Yates of Starkville, Bailey Davis Powers of Kosciusko; also several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Johnnie Comans, three sisters and two brothers.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kody Comans, Jonathan Powers, Jim Yates, Josh Thoms, Kelly Alderman, Billy Yelverton and Zach Slay.
Honorary pallbearers will be Don Cooper, Ken Ledlow, Walter Banton and Dr. James Yelverton.
Milling Funeral Home of Union is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Otto Mangrum
Charles Otto Mangrum, 78, of Kosciusko died Dec. 6, 2007 at his home. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Jordan Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Parkway Cemetery.
Rev. Barry Corbett and Rev. Mark Parnell will officiate.
Mangrum, a machinist, was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Ida Mae Mangrum; daughters, Debbie Veazey, Becky Culpepper and Angie Mangrum, all of Kosciusko; brothers, Ellis Mangrum of Livonia, Mich., Jim Mangrum of Mobile, J.D. Mangrum of Kosciusko; sisters, Martha Irving of Mobile, Mary Baker of Detroit; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.