Ima Smith Peoples
Ima Smith Peoples, 84, died April 14 at University Medical Center in Jackson after a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Eddie Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Harris Cemetery with Wilcox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
A native of Roseland, LA, she was a member of Carthage First Baptist Church, Carthage Culture Club and a charter member of the Thursday Club. She attended Carthage High School, Blue Mountain College and Mississippi Teachers College. For many years she was proprietress of Carthage Market and Grocery, “Smith’s Market.”
Survivors include two sons, Dick Peoples, Dallas, TX, and Carl Peoples, Carthage; two daughters, Kay Peoples Freeny, Carthage, and Amy Peoples Wood, Pass Christian; three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Waggoner, Flowood, Dot Holaday, Brandon, and Emily Moore, Kosciusko; and four grandsons. Pallbearers were Dr. Howard Holaday, Anthony Freeny, Dr. Charles Wood, Dick Peoples, David Peoples, Keith Peoples, Jackie Mann, Bob Thorton, Wayne Moore, Joe Waggoner and Zeb Henson.
Honorary pallbearers were Jared Peoples, Joshua Peoples, Guy Wood and Morey Wood.
Jack K. Wolverton
Jack K. Wolverton, 77, a pharmacist, died Monday at his family residence.
Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carthage First Baptist Church with Dr. Eddie Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Carthage Memorial Gardens under the direction of Wilcox Funeral Home.
A native of Leake County, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of Carthage First Baptist Church, a graduate of the University of Mississippi, owner of Leake Drug Company and practiced pharmacy for almost 50 years.
Survivors include one son, Kim Wolverton, Carthage; one daughter, Karen Tutor, Madison; and four grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to Carthage First Baptist Church, 402 North Van Buren St., Carthage, MS 39051.
Malcolm M. Townsend
Malcolm M. Townsend, 65, died Sunday, April 10, at his residence.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. April 12 at Lakewood Memorial Park. Born in 1939 in Lumberton, he served in the United States Army National Guard and was a Jackson policeman, retiring after 20 years. A longtime member of Highland Baptist Church, he was a talented stained glass artist.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Boyette, Jackson; five daughters, Teresa Dale Snider, Ridgeland, Sarah Evans, Eufaula, Ala., Marie Sawyer, Brandon, Ellen Herbey, Jacksonville, Fl., and Rebecca Berry, Raymond; and 10 grandchildren.
Donations may be made to Hospice Ministries Home Health, 450 Towncenter Blvd., Ridgeland, Ms. 39157.
Gordon Levene Moore
Gordon Levene Moore, 95, died Tuesday, April 12, at Rankin Medical Center in Brandon.
Services were held at 10 a.m. April 14 from the chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Home with Rev. Dee Hughes and Rev. Dudley Winstead officiating. Burial was in Cherry Chapel-Moore Cemetery in Carthage. A native of the Laurel Hill Community, he was a retired
farmer and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Iva Rhinewalt, Florence, and Carrol Harvey, Brandon; one son, Charlie L. Moore, Florence; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Annie Dean Wilcher, Edinburg; one brother, Roscoe Moore, Sebastopol. Pallbearers were Alan Gunn, Jimmy Harvey, Tony Mitchell, Charles Moore, Danny Moore and Mike Wilcher.
Coleman Roy Lee Lewis
Coleman Roy Lee Lewis, 51, died April 11 at Regency Hospital in Meridian.
Services were held April 16, at 10 a.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church in the Standing Pine Community, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Arthur Ben officiated, with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Dallis Lewis, Walnut Grove; two
sons, Marshall Lewis, Choctaw, Benjamin Lewis, Philadelphia; five daughters, Lynette Willis, Trudy Lewis and Dalilette Thomas, all of Walnut Grove, Dianne Lewis, Carthage, and Martisha Tubby, Choctaw; and 29 grandchildren.
Roscoe Moore, 82, of Walnut Grove, died April 15 at his residence.
Services were held Monday, April 18, at High Hill Baptist Church, with Jerry Moore, Rev. Ray Files and Rev. Mark Gill officiating. Burial was in High Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol in charge of arrangements.
A member of High Hill Baptist Church, he was a WWII veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Roylene Moore, Walnut Grove; one son, Jerry Moore, Walnut Grove; three grandchildren; and one sister, Annie Dean Wilcher, Carthage. Pallbearers were Randy Boatner, Buzz Mowdy, Danny
Thrash, Cecil Fairchild, Billy Paul Davidson and Steven Anderson.
Kathy Marie Price Roberts
Kathy Marie Price Roberts, 51, died Wednesday, April 13, at Neshoba County General Hospital.
Funeral services were April 15 at 2 p.m. from Cherry Chapel United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Horace Jackson, Rev. G.C. Killingsworth and Rev. Robert Garcia officiating. Burial was in Cherry Chapel Cemetery under the direction of McClain-Hays Funeral Home.
A long-time resident of Neshoba County and member of Cherry Chapel United Pentecostal Church, she formerly worked for Wells-Lamont as a seamstress. Survivors include her husband, Steve Roberts, Philadelphia;
five daughters: Robin Rogers, Jessie Roberts, Ashton Roberts and Autumn Roberts, all of Philadelphia, and Amy Roberts, Virginia Beach, VA; two sons, Richard Price and Steven Roberts, both of Philadelphia, 13 grandchildren; father, Glendale Moore, Carthage; mother, Mildred Moore, Philadelphia; five sisters, Wanda Barrett, Joyce Barnett, Rhonda Buchanan and Brenda Dianne Osterloh, all of Philadelphia, and Carolyn Belk, Carthage; and one brother, Roger Moore, Franklin, LA.
Pallbearers were Dean Belk, Jon Belk, Robert Rogers, Davy Moore, Chris Belk, Earl Ferguson, Jr. Dawson and Hugh Belk.
Ina Louise Adcock
Ina Louise Adcock, 96, of Carthage, died April 15 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Apostolic Church of Carthage, with Rev. J.E. Burgess, Rev. Greg Fortenberry and Rev. Richard Forsythe officiating. Burial was in the Mars Hill Cemetery in Winston County with Wilcox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include a daughter, Veneal King, Carthage; a son, John W. Manning, Castill, Germany; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joe Burgess, Mike Cothran, Tim Hinkle, Tim King, Johnny Agent, Layton Agent, Robert Posey and Gerald Irwin.
Allie Fair Gardner
Allie Fair Gardner, 94, of Carthage, died April 15 at her residence.
Services were at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Rocky Hill Church of God with Rev. Steve Roberts and Rev. C.M. Jinkerson officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Faye Henderson, Carthage; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Flossie Lee Gardner, Sebastopol, and Clennie Mae Gardner, Tyler, Texas.
Myrtle Clotel Watkins
Myrtle Clotel Watkins, 95, of Houston, died Thursday at Floy Dyer Manor.
Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Tom Brooks officiating. Burial was in Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Wilcox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
A native of Leake County, she was of the Cumberland Presbyterian faith.
Survivors include two sons, Hubert Watkins and Doug Watkins, both of Houston; one daughter, Josephine Babb, Houston; 15 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Travis Sanders, Billy Watkins, Robert Watkins, Danny Watkins, Leon Burgess, Brooks Watkins and John Coleman.
Reba Lynn Johnson
Reba Lynn Johnson, 51, of Carthage, died April 17 at University Medical Center, Jackson.
Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel, Sebastopol, with Rev. Barbara Taylor officiating.
Burial was in the Lake Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Johnson, Carthage; one daughter, Shannon Mowles, Modesto, CA; one son, Gary Mowles, Eugene, OR; five grandchildren; her mother, Maxine Lindley, Harrison, CA; four sisters and one brother.
Pallbearers were Mark Ware, Matt Ware, Dustin Gibbs, Thomas Everett, Teddy Stokes and Timmy Leppard.