Obituaries

Bobbie Jean Bruce April 7, 2012 Graveside services for Bobbie Jean Bruce, 81, of Ackerman were April 9, 2012, at South Union Methodist Church Cemetery in Choctaw County. The Revs. George Buell, Bryan Carrubba and Jerry Lawson officiated. She was born July 15, 1930, in Choctaw County. Mrs. Bruce was a legal secretary and a member of South Methodist Church. She died April 7, 2012, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. Survivors include a brother, Jimmy Dale Bruce of Ackerman Memorials may be made to the South Union Methodist Church Cemetery Fund and/or a charity of choice. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.

Dean E. Jones April 2, 2012 Services for Rev Dean E. Jones, 68, of West Point, formerly of Eupora, were April 6, 2012, at Liberty United Methodist Church in Eupora with the Rev. Fred Brown officiating. Burial was in Churchill Cemetery. Mr. Jones was a former aldermen for the city of Eupora. He died April 2, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Survivors include his wife, Janet Jones; a daughter, Deanna Virges; a son, Nicolet Jones; a stepson, Jarret Williams; a stepdaughter, Carissa Williams; two brothers, Charles Jones and Gregory Jones; a sister, Janice Bridges; and six grandchildren. Roberts and Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Sarah A. Murphy April 4, 2012 Services for Sarah A. Murphy, 63, of Eupora were April 7, 2012, at Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman with the Revs. Tim Long and Jimmy Reed officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She was born Jan. 26, 1949, in Choctaw County to the late Emmitt and Celess Cummings Andrews. Mrs. Murphy was a retired Child Protection Services employee and member of Salem Independent Methodist Church. She died April 4, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter-Eupora. Survivors include her husband, Don B. Murphy Sr. of Ackerman; a son, Brennon Murphy of Ackerman; a daughter, Regina Jones of Ackerman; a brother, Emmitt Andrews Jr. of Mathiston; two sisters, Bonnie Latham and Norvel Weeks of Eupora; four grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.

Patricia A. Power April 1, 2012 Services for Patricia A. Power, 68, of Weir were April 6, 2012, at Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman with the Rev. Dewitt Cutts officiating. Burial was in Reed’s Chapel Cemetery near Stewart. She was born Jan. 5, 1944, in Choctaw County. Mrs. Power was a homemaker/quilter and member of Blythe Creek Baptist Church near Mathiston. She died April 1, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw County in Ackerman. Survivors include her husband, William Power of Weir; Josh Powell of San Antonio, Texas, Larry Power of Winona and Stanley Power of Weir; two daughters, Carolyn Fales of Eupora and Sherry Morgan of Rainsville, Ala.; a brother, James Arnette of Selmer, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Delana Marie Smith April 6, 3012 Services for Delana Marie Smith, 23, of Friars Point were April 10, 2012, at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Raleigh Richter officiating. Burial was in Bradford Chapel Cemetery in Grenada County. She was born Sept. 16, 1988, in Amory. Mrs. Smith died April 6, 2012, at Behavioral Health Center in Batesville. Survivors include two sons, Tommy Bright Jr. and Preston Eugene Self; a daughter, Dixie Lee Self, all of Friars Point; her father, Ricky Robertson of Eupora; her mother, Katrina Smith of Friars Point; her grandmothers, Dorothy Smith of Amory and Ola Pittman of Eupora; four brothers, Jeremy Lee Smith of Eupora, Mitchell Thomas Staggs of West Helena, Ark., Jacob Cook of Eupora and Lee Kendricks of Hamilton; and three sisters, Rica Robertson, Rebecka Robertson and Ravin Robertson of Eupora. Pallbearers were Warren Christian, Jacob Cook, Lee Kendricks, Jeff Robertson, Jeremy Smith and Mitchell Staggs.

Carol Linda Weeks April 2, 2012 Services for Carol Linda Weeks, 71, of Ridgeland were April 4, 2012, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Percy Campbell officiating. Burial was in William Springs Cemetery in Choctaw County. She was born May 29, 1940. Mrs. Weeks, a homemaker, died April 2, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson. Survivors include her husband, Dewey Weeks of Ridegeland; a daughter, Dorothy Morton of Ridgeland; two sons, Thomas Weeks of Memphis, Tenn., and Nathan Weeks of Richland; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Doyle Jones

Doyle Jones, 67, died Monday, April 2, 2012 at 3020 Lodi Road in Stewart, MS. Born July 20, 1944, in Neshoba County, MS, Doyle retired from the Vo-Tech in Eupora. He was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church at Stewart, MS. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Jones of Stewart, MS; two daughters, Rhonda Brasfield, Jennifer Halsdorf, both of Stewart, MS; two sons, Charlie Jones, Mark Jones, both of Eupora, MS; four sisters, Faye Savell, Bobbie Stovall, Shirley Blunt, all of Philadelphia, MS, and Sylvia Bell of Panama City, FL; and 13 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dale, Myron, Stevie and Kevin May, Dale Boatman, Jr., Adam Cummings, Buck Meek III and Teddy Lampard. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Jones, Kenny Morris, Danny Mann, Wayne Burton, Pete Crowell, Bobby Smith, Jimmy Weeks, David Ellison, and Turner Jones. Services were held at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m., April 5, 2012 with Rev. Johnny Walker officiating. Burial followed at Pine Forest Cemetery at Montgomery County. Visitation was held Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora. PAID OBITUARY

Samuel Harold “Sam” Phillips

Samuel Harold “Sam” Phillips, (69), was born on September 7, 1942 in Webster County Mississippi. He was the son of Jettie Jennings Frazier. Father of Michelle Phillips Maupin and son in law, David Maupin of Hendersonville NC, and to Katherine Phillips Martell and son in law, Edward Martell of Arlington Texas. Brother to Bailey Frazier of Oakland Mississippi, and Martha Frazier Ray and brother in law, Tommy Ray of Bellefontaine Mississippi. Grandfather to, Jessica, Brittany, Jack, Ethan, Eli, Aidan, Emily and Cooper. Great Grandfather to, Mikeal, Natalie Grace, Andrew, Dylan and John. His best friend at the end of life, his four legged constant companion Abbey. He is preceded in death by his father JB Frazier; daughter, Laura Ann Phillips; and Granddaughter, Amelia Rose Anderson. Sam proudly served in the US Marine Corp from 1959-1963 honorably discharged, where he was a marksmen and sharpshooter. He was a member of the American Legion until his death on April 14, 2012. After an 11 year battle with illness, he went peacefully in his sleep at the Elizabeth House Hospice in Hendersonville NC. The Funeral and Celebration of his life will be at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Bellefontaine Ms, on Saturday April 14, 2012, at 11:00 am. With a private burial at the McClaine Cemetery in New Port Mississippi. Daddy loved life and everyone who ever come into his. PAID OBITUARY