Obituaries

Will T. Cummings Oct. 6, 2012 Services for Will T. Cummings, 87, of Mathiston were Oct. 7, 2012, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Choctaw County with the Revs. Ralph Cain and Jason Bridges officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

He was born July 30, 1925, in Choctaw County to the late Moses and Maudie Paxton Cummings. Mr. Cummings was a retired farmer and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He was also an Army veteran who served during World War II. Mr. Cummings died Oct. 6, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter-Eupora.

Survivors include his wife, Mary “Marlene” Cummings; a brother, Jimmy Cummings of Eupora; a sister, Nell Peoples of Greenwood; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Wise Funeral Home of Eupora was in charge of arrangements.

James A. Townsend Oct. 6, 2012 Services for the Rev. James A. Townsend, 93, were Oct. 9, 2012, at Louisville United Methodist Church in Ackerman with burial was in Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko.

Born April 20, 1919, to the late Boyd and Grace Townsend of Kosciusko, he was a graduate of Ethel High School, Wood Junior College and Delta State University. He served his country during World War II as assistant in a field hospital and as assistant to the chaplain during which time he was called to the ministry. The Rev. Townsend retired after serving the Lord in the ministry of the United Methodist Church for 33½ years. He died Oct. 6, 2012, at his home in Ackerman.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Grace Chambers of Ackerman and La Fonda Poland of Batesville; two brothers, Carl Townsend and Cliff Townsend of Kosciusko; two sisters, Nell Turnipseed of Weir and Lucille Hathcock of Kosciusko; four grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Pension program or the American Heart Association.

Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. R. C. Barnett Mathiston, MS

Mr. R. C. Barnett, 87, of the Fame Community died Saturday, October 6, 2012 at N. MS Medical Center in Eupora. He was born January 28, 1925 in Drew, MS to Ollie B. and Willie Obera Helms Barnette. He was a truck driver for Bryan Foods for 21 years and after retiring he drove for Huspeth Pallet Company in Maben. He attended Fame Church of God where he enjoyed singing specials. He was a US Navy veteran.

Services were at 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with Bro. Edward Bean officiating. Burial was in Clarkson Cemetery in Webster County.

He is survived by 5 daughters, Linda Tillman of Crystal Springs, Lydia DeCocco of the Clarkson community, Rita (Dempsey) Blanton of Mathiston, Annette (Paul) Lott of Olive Branch, Christy (Redale) Oswalt of Eupora; 2 sons, Rannie (Cecile) Barnett of Tupelo and Robert (Sandra) Barnett of Navarre, FL; brother, Milford (Dorothy) Barnette of Bossier City, LA; 3 sisters, Sarah Tharpe and Dorothy Duett of Indianola, and Jeanette (Harold) Curley of Bossier City, LA; special sister in law, Elizabeth Helms of Crystal Springs; 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Dee Barnett; brothers, Arnold Helms, Clyde Barnette, Curtis Barnette, Charles E. Barnette; sisters, Louise Ausbon and Bessie Cook.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Brad, Stewart and James Lott, Vince DeCocco, Stephen, John, Blanton and Garrett Oswalt, Tommy Tillman. Honorary pallbearers were The Coffee Drinkers at Hendrix Store, Bobby Lewis, James Whitaker, Jimmy Avent, Johnny Turner and Harold Schmitz.

Visitation was Monday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

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

Charles Roy “Chuck” Campanella

Charles Roy “Chuck” Campanella was born on November 23, 1943. He passed away on October 4, 2012 at his home in Big Spring, TX.

He is preceded in his death by both of his parents, Charles Peter and Mary Campanella of Midland, TX; his maternal grandparents Wallace and Eva Roy of Midland, TX; and paternal grandparents Liborio and Sebastiana Campanella, originally from Sicily, Italy but later settled in Boston, MA.

He graduated from Midland High School in 1961. Then he enlisted in the Army in 1966 and was stationed at Ft. Sill, OK. He was first assigned to Typist Clerk. He continued to study and train until he was awarded the rank as Commanding Officer with the Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 12th Airborne Division during the combat operation in the Republic of Vietnam of the US Army. He earned several medals including two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Star medals, a Silver Star and three Air Medals. After the Army, he moved to Mississippi in 1978 and enjoyed a career as an over the road Truck Driver. He moved back to his home state of Texas in 1991 and received his Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Midland College in 1996. And this was his profession until he retired in 2001.

He leaves behind 6 children, Scott Campanella, Mathiston MS, Sande Shuffield , Mathiston MS, Kristen Campanella, Starkville MS, Renea Campanella Englewood, CO, Katie C Mann (Jerry), Coahoma TX, Bonnie Burchett (Drew) Paducah, KY. He also has 9 grandchildren, Michael Campanella, Shelby Campanella, Chace Gilliland, Saige Gilliland, Tanner Shuffield, Delta Tate, Braxton Richters, Jasmine Goniwicha, Eric Burchett; and one great grandson, Mason Campanella. He also left behind two cats Sissy and Prince and two dogs Raider and Poco.

We encourage everyone to come by and visit with the family on Thursday, October 11, 2012 inside the Chapel of Myers & Smith Funeral Home from 6pm-8pm. Graveside services will take place at 2 pm on Friday, October 12, 2012 where he will be laid to rest at the Texas State National Cemetery in Abilene, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in his honor to one of the following, Disabled American Veterans, 2405 Carleton Dr., Big Spring, TX 79720 or woundedwarrierproject.org PAID OBITUARY

James Howard Card

James was born on March 29, 1935, in Webster County, to Granville and Braskey Card. He died on October 4, 2012 at OCH in Starkville, MS. Visitation was Saturday, October 6th, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Wise Funeral Home in Eupora. Funeral services were Sunday, October 7th at 2:00 p.m. at Wise Funeral Home with Bro. Willy Weddle officiating. Burial was at Webster Memorial Gardens with military honors. He was a mason also.

He joined the Army at the age of 17, and went to Germany during WWII with Artillery Unit. During this time, he met the love of his life, Dominica “Sonja” Ritter. They married in Germany on November 30, 1955.

Some of his greatest memories was his time serving in Germany and the later Alaska. While in Alaska, he enjoyed hunting moose and elk. After serving in Alaska, he moved his family back home to Webster County. He called this home until his time on this Earth was done.

He worked at Futorian until his retirement. After retiring, he was “self-employed” by his creative wide. This included woodworking, selling eggs, chickens, fish,, pigs, and any other handy work he found interesting. He also really enjoyed attending and working at auctions.

He was a lover of all and he never met a stranger. He always stayed positive no matter what situation life gave him. His love for all children was immense and a happy child was his goal. An example of this love was shown in the pride he had in his grandchildren and great-grands. He was so proud of all his grands and great-grands. From their births, graduations, awards, and sports events, he told any and all about their accomplishments and his pride. He never had hard words for them – only kindness and love. His love knew no bounds!

Food and family were pleasures he always enjoyed. He is famous in the family for his amazing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a cold glass of root beer. Papaw was always ready to act silly or play with his grands and great-grands. Family gatherings always produced a smile and a happy tear in his eye. A hug and kiss on the cheek was the first thing he did as soon as he saw his family. He exuded the definition of what a father, grandfather, and father-in- law should be. He will be greatly missed by them all.

He is survived by two sisters, Lillian Rodgers and Mary Ann Smith, both of Slate Springs; one brother, Lester Card, of Mathiston; four daughters, Sonja Colosia (Kevin) of Barrington Hills, IL, Gorda Ritter, of Berlin, Germany, Bonnie Avent (Mark) of Eupora, and Melitta Melman (Jimmy) of Hurst, TX; six grandchildren, Angela Tindall (Jason) of Eupora, Christy Walker (Matt) of Canton, Jody Avent (and significant other, Kimberly) of Eupora, Jake Colosia and Amy Colosia of Barrington Hills, IL, and Cody Melman, of Hurst, TX; his three great-granddaughters, Christen Tindall, of Eupora, and Mary Tristen and Mattie Walker of Canton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Girstle Card; a nephew, Ronnie Card; and his beloved wife of 41 years, Dominica “Sonja” Card.

Pallbearers were Kevin and Jake Colosia, Mark and Jody Avent, and Jimmy and Cody Melman. Honorary pallbearers were his grandson-in-laws and nephews, Jason Tindall, Matt Walker, Donnie Card, Marion Card, Stan Rodgers, and David Earl Stoddard.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Veterans of America.

Wise Funeral Home was is charge of arrangements. PAID OBITUARY

Mr. James A. Womack Raymond

Mr. James Womack of Clinton passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Visitation was 5pm-7pm Monday, and after 10am Tuesday at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral service was at 11am Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in the Lakewood chapel, interment services followed in Lakewood Memorial Park.

Mr. Womack was born in Mantee, MS, he was the son of the late James Womack and Zada Kolb Womack. He was a graduate of Cumberland High School, attended Mississippi College where he received bachelors degree in Business, at Ole Miss he received his Masters of Business and he attended the University of TN where he received his Masters in Science and Social Work.

He retired as Deputy Commissioner of Administration from the MS State Department of Public Welfare where he worked for over 20 years. Before his retirement Mr. Womack worked as an instructor for USM (Social work), he was a cashier and chairman of the board for the Bank of Mantee, he worked for the TN Department of Human Services and as the County Welfare Director for Webster County. He spent many years teaching in various community colleges, his longest term being Clark College prior to his work with the Department of Human Services.

He was a longtime member of the Lions Club International, Rotary Club, Gideon’s International, an active member of the Retired Men of Destin. He was a presently a member of Parkway Baptist Church in Clinton and a former member of Hardy Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, where he served the Lord as Sunday School teacher, deacon and in many various capacities.

Mr. Womack enjoyed photography, was an avid coin collector, and loved to travel, his fondest memories was his trip to Israel.

He was preceded in death in by his loving wife of 22 years, Wydell Burch Womack; his siblings, Clatie, Tom, Edward and Glen Womack and a baby sister.

He leaves behind his two step-sons, Don M. Bridges of Lexington, IN, Jimmy C. Bridges (Sharon) of Raymond, MS; step-daughter, Tanya B. Knight (David) of Tylertown, MS; three brothers, Harold Womack of Mathiston, MS, Herbert Womack of Tchula, GA, Cecil Womack of Enid, OK; two sisters, Nora W. Spence of Mantee, MS, Aver Lee O’Neal of Clinton, MS; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Catch A Dream Foundation”. PAID OBITUARY