Obituaries

Ernest Lee Bright May 9, 2012, Services for Ernest Lee Bright, 44, of Star City, Ark., were May 12, 2012, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Buddy Pepper officiating. Burial was in Wood Springs Cemetery. He was born Nov. 13, 1967, in Choctaw County. Mr. Bright was a member of Wood Springs Baptist Church. He died May 9, 2012, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Angela Walker Bright; a daughter, Kimberly Danielle Bright; a son, Jonathan Lee Bright, all of Star City; and his parents, Troy and Elnora Bright of Eupora. Pallbearers were Dylan Johnson, Simon Kazery, Tommy Kuriger, Lee Maynard, David Myers, Ben Sanders, Bryan Waller, Daniel Waller and Roger Wilson.

Dewitt Gilliam May 11, 2012 Services for Dewitt Gilliam, 84, of Starkville were May 14, 2012, at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman with the Rev. Jerry Lawson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. He was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Choctaw County to the late James Russell and Mattie Ballard Gilliam. Mr. Gilliam was retired from Gulf States Manufacturing and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He died May 11, 2012, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Frances Pitts Gilliam of Starkville; two sons, John Gilliam of Frisco, Texas, and Steve Gilliam of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Laura Jordan of Starkville; a sister, Mary Metts of Louisville; five grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Starkville Christian School, 303 Lynn Lane, Starkville, MS 39759. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.

Vera Lois Henderson May 11, 2012 Services for Vera Lois Henderson, 81, of Ackerman were May 12, 2012, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman. Burial was in Mt. Nebo Cemetery. She was born Jan. 30, 1931, in Webster County. Mrs. Henderson was a homemaker, caregiver and retired office clerk from Wells Lamont in Eupora and Memphis, Tenn. She died May 11, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora. Survivors include a daughter, Sheri Henderson of Ackerman; three brothers, Don Starnes of Louisville, Howard Starnes of New Orleans and Willis Starnes of Ackerman; and six sisters, Eunice Crittendon of Columbus, Mamie Ruth Dickerson and Saundra Wright of Ackerman, Mary Ann Hirose of Oxford, Bessie McMillian of Memphis and Opal Prewitt of Greenville;

Richard Lewis ‘Ugg’ Tomlinson May 8, 2012 Services for Richard Lewis “Ugg” Tomlinson, 66, of Eupora were May 10, 2012, at Wise Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Henry Robertson and Tommy Temple officiating. Burial was in Spring Valley Cemetery. He was born April 20, 1946, to Velma and the late Hulen Richard Tomlinson in Starkville. Mr. Tomlinson had perfect attendance from first grade all the way to the twelfth grade. He died May 8, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora. Survivors include his wife, Diane Tomlinson of Eupora; a son, Brad Tomlinson of Mathiston; two daughters, April Ray of Decatur and Kristi Tedder of Eupora; his mother, Velma Tomlinson of Maben; and six grandchildren.

Mauvlene Dean Wilson May 6, 2012 Services for Mauvlene Dean Wilson, 72, of Eupora were May 10, 2012, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Revs. James Wells and Tim Hutson officiating. Burial was in Wood Springs Cemetery. She was born Sept. 29, 1939, in Choctaw County. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Wood Springs Baptist Church. She died May 6, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora. Survivors include a son, Keith Wilson of Eupora; a sister, Janette Russell of Tomnolen; four brothers, Lacy Dean, Nelson Dean and E.W. Dean of Tomnolen, and Dale Dean of Stewart; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Greg Dean, Mark Dean, Scott Dean, Ricky Dean, Jimmy Evans, Melvin Russell and Michael Russell.

Richard Owen Harris Jr.

Richard Owen Harris Jr., 60, of Mathiston, MS passed away on Monday May 7, 2012 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Mr. Harris was born on January 5, 1952 in Webster County to Mrs. Martha Harris and the late Mr. Richard Owen Harris. Mr. Harris was a Truck Driver in the Logging industry and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Choctaw. Mr. Harris is survived by one son, William Richard Harris of Carrolton; two daughters, Amanda Shields of Mathiston and Karen Abbot of Ackerman; one brother, David Harris of Reform; and five sisters, Judy Hood of Ackerman, Rachel Bell of Maben, June Brooks of Mathiston, Sherry Kelley of Mathiston, and Jerry Wilson of Louisville. Mr. Harris is also survived by four grandchildren, Triston Abbot, Anna Shields, Mackenzie Abbot, and Sabrina Shields. Funeral Services for Mr. Harris were held at 3 PM on Thursday May 10, 2012 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Choctaw County with Bro. Ralph Cain and Bro Rob Faulk officiating. Burial followed in the Fellowship Cemetery. Visitation was held on Wednesday from 5 PM till 9 PM at Wise Funeral Home. Wise Funeral Home in Eupora were in charge of arrangements. PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Daisy Latham Anthony

Mrs. Daisy Latham Anthony, 80, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012 at her residence in Columbus, MS. Visitation was held Monday, May 7, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. with Elder Ed Easley, and Elder David Blair officiating. Interment was at Mt. Zion Cemetery at Webster Co. MS. Mrs. Anthony was a homemaker and an Asst. Manager of Freds Retail. She was also a member of Clear Springs Primitive Baptist Church at Oktibbeha Co. MS. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cayce Anthony; and a brother, James C. Latham. She is survived by a daughter, Jean (Mel) Anthony Pekofsky, Columbus, MS; a son, Billy W. (Gena) Anthony, Columbus, MS; three brothers, Thomas Earl Latham, Eupora, MS, Hays Latham, Palatka, FL, and Bobby Latham, Eupora, MS; four grandchildren, Stephen Joseph Swetz, Michael Anthony Swetz, Laura L. Black, and Reagan E. (Josh) Pounders; five great-grandchildren, Stephen, Alissa, and Ethan Black, Haven Swetz, and Camryn Golson. Pallbearers were Steve and Michael Swetz, Colby and Cameron Latham, Stephen Black, and Ben Tindall. All arrangements were handled by Oliver Funeral Home, Eupora, MS. PAID OBITUARY