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Mississippi Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 123

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Date: Wednesday, 2 February 2011, at 1:23 p.m.

Rosalind Louise Gwin
Died: Friday, May 05, 2006
Age: 62

Rosalind Louise Gwin, 62, died Friday, May 5, 2006 at Martha Coker Convalescent Home in Yazoo City, MS. Graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9 at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington.

Ms. Gwin was born on October 14, 1943 in Leflore County. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Donnell Gwin and Louise Mitchell Gwin. Ms. Gwin was a Presbyterian. She was a former resident of Goodman.

She is survived by a number of cousins.

Thomas Hollowell
Died: Friday, May 05, 2006
Age: 63

Rev. Thomas Linder Hollowell, 63, died on Friday, May 5, 2006, at his residence in Caledonia, Mississippi. Funeral service was held on Monday, May 8, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Columbus with Bishop Clay Lee and Rev. Chris Young officiating. Interment was at 3 p.m., Monday, at Yellowleaf Cemetery in Oxford, MS. Gunter and Peel Funeral Home of Columbus was in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Hollowell was born August 29, 1942 in Lafayette County, MS to the late John Renard and Emma Lee Parker Hollowell. He was a graduate of University High School of Oxford, MS, Mississippi State University, and New Orleans Seminary.

Rev. Hollowell was a United Methodist Minister pastoring United Methodist churches in Mississippi. These locations included Associate Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Picayune, Pastor of Franklin UMC of Laurel, Pastor of First UMC of Lexington (June 1988 to June 1994), Pastor of Lewis Memorial UMC of Calhoun City, Pastor of First UMC of Green ville, and Pastor of First UMC of Brookhaven. In August 2004, Rev. Hollowell was selected with a group of 40 other ministers to attend a seminar at Oxford University, England for education and religion. He also was past President of the Green ville and Brookhaven Ministerial Associations; past President of the Brookhaven District Board of Ministry; and past member of the MS Conference (United Methodist Church) Board of Ministry.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Howard Hollowell.

Survivors include: his wife, Linda B. Hollowell of Caledonia; two sons, Douglas Alan Hollowell (Casey) of Little Elm, TX and Mark Richard Freeman (Tara) of Dallas, TX; two daughters, Dawn Allison Thomas of West Point, and Lynn Allison Youngblood (Greg) of Caledonia; a sister, Shirley Hollowell Holmes of Oxford; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Bobby Steele, David Knight, David Stotts, Keith Kavitz, Ed Kissinger, Bobby Baird, Phillip Heidelberg, and Lavelle Sullivan.

Honorary pallbearers were: Dr. Jim Barnett, Dr. Pat Scanlon, Dr. David Strong, and Dr. Bobby Graham.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213; Wesley United Methodist Church, 511 Airline Road, Columbus, MS 39702; or to the donor's favorite charity.


Regena "Jeannie" White Wade, 58, a partner of Wade Farms of Tchula, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Services were at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Lexington with burial in Pine Crest Cemetery in Tchula.

Mrs. Wade was a graduate of Louisville High School and Mississippi State University. She was a member of Cruger Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack O. White and her son, Eric Wade.

Survivors include: her husband, Charles M. Wade of Tchula; mother, Gertie White of Louisville; daughter, Natalie Wade of Nashville, Tennessee; brother, Jack O. White, Jr. of Ponte Vedra, Florida; and sister, Teresa W. Carter of Louisville.

Rev. Freddie Matthews officiated the services. Pallbearers were Allen Watkins, Oliver Harris, Ellis Harris, Jr., Ray Hodges, Jimmy Patridge, Harry Lott, Jr., Landon Shephard, and Karlis Gercens. Honorary pallbearers were the men of Cruger Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Eric Wade Memorial Fund, c/o Cruger Baptist Church, Cruger, MS 38924 or American Cancer Society.

Harold Eugene Booth, Sr.
Died: Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Age: 82

Harold Eugene booth, Sr., 82 of Clarksdale, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, TN. Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2006 at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Clarksdale. Rev. Ed Woodall and Rev. Lee Zuehlke officiated with burial in Oakridge Cemetery.

Mr. Booth was born September 5, 1923, in Lexington, Mississippi. He was the son of the late Annie Hammett Booth and John Russell Booth. He was a graduate of Lexington High School and received his BS degree in agricultural engineering from Mississippi State College.

He served in the armed services in World War II as a radar specialist in Newfoundland.

He began his career in 1949 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, as director of the Agricultural Soil Conservation Service. He was employed with Lewis Grocery Company of Indianola as an agricultural sales representative.

In 1954, upon coming to Clarksdale, he worked for Niagara Chemical Company and later for Coahoma Chemical Company as a farm chemicals sales representative. In 1973 he joined Sun Oil Company as the local manager. He also farmed for 16 years at Goodhue Farms before his retirement in 1991.

Mr. Booth is survived by his wife of 56 years, Frances Barnett Booth, of Clarksdale; two daughters, Gail Jones and husband Robert M. Jones of Jackson, and Claire Barksdale and husband Rhesa H. Barksdale of Jackson; two sons, Harold Eugene Booth, Jr. and wife Ellen of Clarksdale, and Jeffrey Alan Booth and wife Renee of Madison; and six grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Susie B. Minyard of Lexington, and was preceded in death by a brother, John R. Booth of Tunica.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Methodist Church, 1012 West Second Street, Clarksdale, MS 38614 or The American Cancer Society.

Lula Burrell Cain
Died: Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Age: 92

Lula Burrell Cain of Jackson, 92, died on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at her residence in Jackson.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2006 at Southern Funeral Home in Durant with burial in Sallis City Cemetery in Sallis. Rev. Paul Cain officiated.

Mrs. Cain was born on June 10, 1914 in Attala County, daughter of the late Charley P. Burrell and Maggie V. Aldy Burrell. She was a Methodist.

Mrs. Cain was preceded in death by her two husbands, Richard Cain and Walter Cain; stepsons, Herbert, James, and John Cain; stepdaughters, Eloise Wakefield, Mazel Willis, and Faye Richie.

Survivors include: a son, Don M. Cain of Jackson; a stepdaughter, Margaret Atkinson of Kosciusko; brothers, Sam and Charles Burrell, both of Sallis; and Simmie Burrell of West; sisters, Mattie Goodlett of Xenia, Ohio, and Clara Joyer of Senatobia; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren

Harvery Land Campbell
Died: Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Age: 89

Mr. Harvey Land Campbell, 89, of Douglasville, GA, formerly of West for 88 years, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at WellStar Community Hospice/Tranquility in Austell, GA. He was born on May 30, 1917, in West, to the late Dudley Berlin Campbell and the late Vashti Elizabeth Brister Campbell. Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kathryn Field Campbell. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he worked in the Fleet Post Office in San Francisco, California. Mr. Campbell was an Elder in the West Protestant (formerly Presbyterian) Church, a former member of the Lions Club and a volunteer fireman in his younger years, a rural mail carrier, an electrician and a wood carver and a friend to many.

Survivors include: daughters and son-in-laws, Kathryn "Betty Elizabeth Rosson and husband, Robert T. Rosson, of Hammond, LA and Roberta Ann Peeples and husband, Carl B. Peeples, of Douglasville, GA; five grandsons, Robert (Bob) T. Rosson, Jr., of Oxford, Chris Campbell Rosson, of Madison, Terry Land Rosson, of Knoxville, TN, Glenn Cummings Rosson, of Mobile, AL, and Robert (Rob) McLellan Huddleston, of Pontotoc; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Campbell were held on Friday, June 30, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., from the West Protestant Church in West with Reverend Jerry Tate officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

In lieu of lowers donations may be made to: West Cemetery Fund, c/o R R. Dinstel, Chairman, 18160 Emory Road, West, MS 39192 (To assist reaching future perpetual care); West Protestant Church, P.O. Box 40, West, MS 39192; WellStar Community Hospice/Tranquility, 4040 Hospital West Drive, Austell, GA 30106; or your local Mississippi Hospice. Jordan Funeral Home of Kosciusko was in charge of the arrangements.

Died: Friday, June 23, 2006
Age: 32


Webster Eugene Rhynes, Sr., a/k/a Web, 32, of Tchula departed this life on Friday, June 23, 2006 as the result of a truck accident in Meridian, MS.

Funeral service will be Saturday, July 1, 2006 at Rosehill Missionary Baptist in Tchula at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at Mount Olive Cemetery in Lexington. Repast will be held at the 911 building in Tchula.

Mr. Rhynes was born on December 5, 1973 in Holmes County. He was a truck driver for Malouf Construction Company.

His loving memory will be cherished by his parents, Webster and Alberta Davenport of Tchula; four children, Webster Eugene Rhynes, Jr. of Sidon, Chandriana Monique Rhynes of Tchula, QaNetria Qa'Shay Rhynes of Tchula, stepdaughter, Charlie Thomas of Tchula; seven brothers, Anthony Rhynes, Tony Rhynes, McKinley Young, III, Slyvester James, Wesley Earl James, Tony James, and Lenell Gallion; and five sisters, Sandra Rhynes, Clemetine Hillie, Francis Brown, Trina Common, and Catrina Venebles.

Died: Sunday, June 18, 2006
Age: 79

Vivian Loree Killebrew, 79, of Biloxi, MS went to her heavenly home on Sunday, June 18, 2006.

Mrs. Killebrew was born August 8, 1926 to Thomas L. and Ruby Earl Simpson in Goodman, MS. After traveling around the world as the wife of an Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, she settled in Biloxi where she served as a school secretary at Beauvoir Elementary while she pursued her Bachelors and Masters degree in elementary education. She taught at Beauvoir for seventeen years before her retirement in 1990. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Biloxi.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Fred Simpson, and three sisters, Lucille Burrell, Lavell Blackstock and Mildred McCrory.

Mrs. Killebrew is survived by her husband of 60 years, William O. Killebrew of Biloxi; three sons, Nolan Craig Killebrew and wife, Soo of El Paso, TX, Ronald Wayne Killebrew and wife, Hwa Cha of Seoul, Korea, and William Murray Killebrew of Biloxi; one daughter, Gloria Ann Phillips and husband, Richie of Hoover, AL; two brothers, Roscoe Simpson of Durant, MS; Willie "Little Buddy" Simpson of Sallis, MS and six grandchildren.

Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home chapel in Biloxi. Interment followed at Biloxi National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 1560 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS 39532.



Annie Loyd Peacock, 88, of the Acona Community passed away on Friday, June 16, 2006 at Lexington Manor nursing home in Lexington.

Funeral service was held on Sunday, June 18 at 2 p.m. at Acona Methodist Church with Bro. Ricky Reece and Bro. Rick Shepherd officiating. Burial was in the Acona Methodist Cemetery.

Ms. Peacock, the daughter of the late W. B. Peacock and Annie Loyd Lee Peacock, was born in Holmes County on May 10, 1918. She was a member of the Acona Methodist Church.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.


Willie Mae Johnson Anderson
Died: Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Age: 73

Funeral services for Willie Mae Johnson Anderson were held Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul C.O.G.I.C. in Lexington. Burial was in Green lawn Cemetery in Lexington with Supt. William Dean, Jr. officiating.

Mrs. Anderson, 73, died on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at the University Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

She was born on January 1, 1933 in Lexington to the late Annie Lee Moore and Charlie Johnson. She was educated at Pine Grove and Mount Olive Schools. She was a seamstress and a caregiver. Mrs. Anderson was an active member of St. Paul C.O.G.I.C. where she was a member of the Hospitality Club, and was a cook in the Lexington District Meeting.

Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her husband, Robert P. Anderson, and a son, Charles.

Survivors include her three daughters, Bertha (Tommy) Wright of Chicago, IL, Jessie Mae Anderson of Lexington, MS, and Barbara (Carl) Randle of Chicago, IL; one son, Jesse Anderson of Chicago, IL; four brothers, Ray (Anna) Johnson of Olympia Field, IL, James (Catherine) Benson of Chicago, IL; Leslie (Everlena) Benson of Lexington, MS and Tony (Ruby) Benson of Joliet, IL; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Zettie Cooper Genous
Died: Monday, June 05, 2006
Age: 83

Zettie Cooper-Genous, 83, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2006 at the home of her daughter, Carol Scott, in Fresno, California. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 12 at 10 a.m. at New Hope C.O.G.I.C. in Fresno with Supt. Jeff Wheeler presiding. Interment was in Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno.

Mother Genous was born October 10, 1922, the first of sixteen children born to the union of James and Lenora Wheeler. She attended public school in Mississippi and Missouri. In 1941, she moved to Chicago, Illinois where she married Elder Wade Cooper, II, later they moved to Lexington. To this union nine children were born. In 1962, she married the late Deacon Lenwood Genous and to this union three children were born.

In Lexington she was a faithful member of St. Paul Church of God in Christ where she served faithfully on the local district and state wide levels. She had a children's radio ministry, and a telephone prayer ministry.

Mother Genous moved to Fresno, California in July 2005 and joined New Hope C.O.G.I.C. where her brother, Supt. Jeff Wheeler, is pastor.

She was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings.

She is survived by her children, Carol Scott of Fresno, CA, Catherine and Pastor Leonard Jackson of Oakland, CA, Wade and Henrine Cooper of Chicago, IL, Orlease and Elder Theoldies Flourney of Stockton, CA, Danda and Henry Gren of South Holland, IL, Florence and Joe Spann of Chicago, IL, Essley Cooper of Calumet City, IL, Carletta and Eddie Tillis of Friendswood, TX, Bettie and Stan Bell of Austin, TX, Grant and JoAnn Genous of Lexington, MS, Henretta Walls of Yazoo City, MS, Samuel and Natalie Genous of San Diego, CA, Mark and Louise Willingham of Yazoo City, MS, Dorothy Price of Chicago, IL, Flex and Catherine Green wood of Sallis, MS, Ernest and Betty Price of Chicago, IL, N. T. and Jeanette Genous of Memphis, TN, Percy Genous of Benton, MS, Lenwood Genous of Benton, MS and John and Margie Genous of Jackson, MS; grandson she raised as her own, Craig Cooper, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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