Samuel T. Bell

Aug. 12, 2103

Services for Samuel T. Bell, 93, of Detroit were Aug. 24, 2013, at West End Household of Faith in Eupora. Burial followed in Embry Cemetery near Bellefontaine.

Mr. Bell died Aug. 12, 2013.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Johnson; a brother, Paul Bell; six sisters, Essie Quinn, Joe Ester Bell, Bessie Mae Gibbs, Mozell Carter, Sue Ann Loggins and Sue Ann Loggins; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Roberts and Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Thomas Eugene

‘Sonny’ Shaw

Aug. 21, 1013

Services for Thomas Eugene “Sonny” Shaw, 80, of Eupora were Aug. 23, 2013, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Revs. Allen Robison and Joe Shurden officiating. Burial was in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Choctaw County.

Mr. Shaw was a retired Futorian employee and farmer. He was a member and deacon of the Bluff Springs Baptist Church and an Army veteran. He died Aug. 21, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora

Survivors include his wife, Helen Jean Shaw of Eupora; a daughter, Patsy McCulloch, Eupora; a son, Craig Shaw of Eupora; a sister, Kathleen Mitchell of McCarly; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Chris Collins, Billy Joe Fulgham, Allen Kelly, Michael Kelley, Dane McCulloch and Justine McCulloch.


Sidney Joanne


Aug. 25, 2013

Services for Sidney Joanne Stephenson, 76, of Ackerman were Aug. 27, 2013, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near Weir. Burial was in the church cemetery.

She was born Nov. 17, 1936, in Choctaw County to the late Walter Sidney and Earline Quarles Black. Mrs. Stephenson, a housewife, was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. She died Aug. 25, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.

Survivors include a son, Joey Stephenson of Ackerman; a daughter, Angel Harbin of Tupelo; a sister, Dot Wear of Ackerman; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5191 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38803.

Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.