Obituaries

Mark Bain Jackson Aug. 11, 2012 A memorial service for Mark Bain Jackson, 45, was Aug. 18, 2012, at Morgan Chapel Baptist Church near Sturgis with the Revs. Randall Jackson, Gary Jackson and Gary Roberson officiating.

He was born Sept. 17, 1966, in Ackerman. Mr. Jackson was a self- employed contractor and member of Morgan Chapel Baptist Church. He died Aug. 11, 2012, at his residence in Louisville.

Survivors include a son, Ryan Jackson of Starkville; a daughter, Hailey Jackson of Starkville; four brothers, Edward Jackson and Kevin Jackson of Seattle, Mike Jackson of Jackson and Steve Webster of Ocean Springs; four sisters, Carolyn Case of Arizona, Aime Jones of Columbus, Julie Lewis of Maben and Pam Mitchell of Biloxi; his mother, Marilyn Jackson of Ackerman; and his father and stepmother, Glendell Bob and Frances Jackson of Sturgis;

Memorials may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.

Lilley Jeannette Medders Aug. 12, 2012 Services for Lilley Jeannette Medders, 75, of Eupora were Aug. 16, 2012, at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Don Boren officiating. Burial was in Bluff Springs Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 25, 1937, in Earlsboro, Okla., to the late Marcella Kirkendoll and Clyde Haworth. Mrs. Medders was a CNA at Golden LivingCenter-Eupora for 17 years. She died Aug. 12, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora.

Survivors include her husband, J.R. Medders of Eupora; three sons, Floyd Lyda and Jeff Medders of Eupora, and Larry Lyda of Slate Springs; two daughters, Annette Maldonado and Wilda Bright of Eupora; a brother, Eddie Haworth of Hobart, Okla.; four sisters, Laura Armstrong and Lola Faye Wilson of Hobart, and Bonnie Howell and Brenda Judd of Oklahoma City; 17 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Flex Bright, Randy Bright, David Gilbert, Billy Green, Joseph Medders and Thomas Smith. Earnest Bright served as an honorary pallbearer.

Memorials may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202-4072.

Birdie B. Weeks Aug. 12, 2012 Services for Birdie B. Weeks, 84, were Aug. 14, 2012, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial was in Blythe Creek Cemetery in Choctaw County.

Mrs. Weeks was a homemaker and member of Blythe Creek Baptist Church. She died Aug. 12, 2012, at her residence in Mathiston.

Pallbearers were Clay Bracklin, Joey Bracklin, Rick Franks, Drew Fulgham, Doug Gentry, Andy Gillis, Thomas Gentry and Casey Weeks.

Survivors include three daughters, Sudie Gillis, Janice W. Fulgham and Kathy Santana, all of Mathiston; a son, Casey Weeks Jr. of Houston; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Doyce Breland

Mathiston, MS

Mr. Doyce Breland, 88, died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at N. MS Medical Center in Eupora. Funeral services were at 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 15 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Choctaw County with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the funeral home. Rev. William Weddle and Rev. Ralph Cain officiated.

Mr. Breland was retired from Babcock and Wilcox in West Point. He was a WWII Army veteran and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Festus and Naomi Breland; sisters, Johnnie Watkins and Mildred Henry; brother, Orville Breland ;and great grandson, Timothy Cole Pruden.

He is survived by his wife, Annice Henry Breland of Mathiston; daughter, Linda (Gary) Chesser of Starkville; sons, Doyce Warren (Barbara) Breland of Muskogee, OK, Ricky (Kathy) Breland of Mathiston, Michael Breland of Tyler, TX; sister, Gola (Doug) Gilliland of Ackerman; brother, Dale (Rena) Breland of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Daniel Chesser, Brian Breland, Taylor Norwood, Brody White, Tanner Hardy, and Zach Chesser. Honorary Pallbearers were Kenny Davis, Mike Sanderson, and Logan White.

Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements. PAID OBITUARY

Samuel Douglas Barnett, Sr.

Mr. Samuel Douglas Barnett, 85, was born in Drew, MS on October 1, 1926, to R. P. and Anne Denney Barnett. He died on August 11, 2012 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo after a long battle with lung disease. Services were 11:00 am Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial followed at Clarkson Cemetery in Clarkson, MS.

Mr. Barnett was preceded in death by his parents R.P. and Anne Barnett; his brothers, R. P. Barnett Jr., Jim Tom Barnett, Franklin Barnett; and one sister, Mary Jewel Fisher.

He is survived by one sister, Martha Ann Brackin of Longview, MS; two sisters-in-law, Alma Barnett of Eupora and Maggie Barnett of Greenville, MS; and six children, Debbie Barnett Fulgham and husband Jimmy Fulgham of Caledonia, Donna Barnett Davis and husband Glen Dale Davis, Sandra Barnett Raines and husband Tony Raines, Doug and Pam Barnett, Bruce and Kathy Barnett all of Clarkson, MS and Billy and Susie Barnett of Mathiston, MS. He also leaves behind 16 grandchildren; Ladonna Fulgham Dalton (Mike), Danyel Fulgham Baker, Brittany Fulgham Wallace (Tyler), Dale Davis (Lisha), Cody Davis (Jill), Brandy Davis, Tony Mark Raines, Jr. (Karla), Sam Raines, Starla Barnett McCarter (Jessie), Samantha Barnett Cain (Tadd), Douglas Barnett, Leah Barnett Mitchell (Brad), Jennifer Barnett Smith, Brent Barnett (Heather), Megan Barnett Copley, and Paige Barnett Perrigin (Colby); and 27 great-grandchildren.

Rev. Mike Dalton and Rev. Randy Holmes officiated. Oliver Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

Pallbearers were Dale Davis, Cody Davis, Tony Mark Raines, Sam Raines, Douglas Barnett, and Brent Barnett.

Mr. Barnett served in active duty in the army during World War II. He retired from C. B. Southern in Houston, Texas in 1969 as a foreman. He returned to Clarkson, MS where he was deputy sheriff for Webster County under Sheriff Bill Middleton. He owned Barnett Grocery in Clarkson, MS for many years.

His bright smile, great sense of humor, and warm hospitality will be missed. He never met a stranger. His wonderful impact on our lives will live on in our memories.

We love you Daddy Debbie, Donna, Sandy, Doug, Bruce and Billy PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Jimmie Odell Jones McCarty Eupora, MS

Mrs. Jimmie Odell Jones McCarty,86, died Saturday, August 18, 2012 in the North MS Medical Center Long Term Care Unit in Eupora. Funeral services were 11:00 AM Monday, August 20, 2012 at the Providence Baptist Church in Choctaw County with burial in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Randall Poss and Rev. Curtis Guess officiated. Pallbearers were Derrell and Nelson Dean, Tommy Blake, Bobby Wells, Coyt Hunt and Larry Green. Mrs. McCarty is survived by one daughter, Linda Green and husband Curtis of Eupora, MS; one son, Jimmy McCarty and wife Diane of Guntown, MS; three Grandchildren, SSgt. Cody McCarty of Colorado Springs, CO, Angie Green Blake and husband Tommy of Ackerman, MS, and Nicole Oswalt and husband Roy of Starkville, MS; 5 Great Grandchildren, Madison Blake, Curtlyn Blake, Arlee Oswalt, Ainslee Oswalt, and Aubree Oswalt.

She was preceded in death by her husband Howard McCarty.

Mrs. McCarty was born February 19, 1926 and raised in the Progress Community of rural Choctaw County, MS. Except for a few short stints elsewhere, she lived out most of her entire life in the same home within that community. She was employed as a factory worker for most of her adult life, retiring from the Wells Lamont Corporation in Eupora, after twenty-five years of service, in 1999. She possessed a pioneer spirit, and common sense approach about her, which allowed her to make the most of whatever situation in which she found herself. When life gave her lemons, she went about trying her best to make lemonade. She had an abiding faith in her Lord and Savior and remained a positive role model through her life. She was a faithful member and supporter of Providence Baptist Church in Choctaw County for more than fifty years. She deeply loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She truly enjoyed bringing the family together over her delicious home cooking and certainly leaves a wonderful legacy behind of being unequaled in her artful masterful way of making sure everyone had a favorite dish on the table. She strived to see that everyone felt at home around the kitchen table and had plenty of good food. All her family and friends knew she definitely had a special talent for preparing mouth watering meals which served to bring them together in a special way. She also loved being outdoors and devoted herself to outside activities such as growing flowers and tending a sizeable garden. She also had a passion for raising farm animals and pets. She especially enjoyed raising and tending to her beloved chickens. She never met a chicken she didn’t like. She will be remembered by family and friends as someone who was always willing to reach out to someone in need and help when and where she could. She routinely made many personal sacrifices in support of family, friends, and at times, total strangers as well.

Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of all arrangements. PAID OBITUARY