Opal Baldwin

Dec. 26, 2013

Services for Opal Baldwin, 91, of Eupora were Dec. 29, 2013, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Travis Gray officiating. Burial was in Old Cumberland Cemetery.

Mrs. Baldwin was a retired licensed vocational nurse. She died Dec. 26, 2013, at Golden Living Center-Eupora.

Survivors include three sons, Edmond Shumpert of Eupora, Douglas Shumpert of Oxnard, Calif., and Bruce Hankins of Starkville; two sisters, Yolanda Butler of Eupora and Thomasine Novak of Nevada; a brother, Bill Hays, Eureka Springs, Ark.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children, 2608 Main St., Columbus, MS 39701.


Jimmie Dell Box

Dec. 31, 2013

Services for Jimmie Dell Box, 75, of Eupora were Jan. 3, 2014, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Revs. J.B. Rowe and Don Parrish officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery.

Mrs. Box was a retired seamstress and homemaker, and a member of Tomnolen Baptist Church. She died Dec. 31, 2013, at Golden Living Center-Eupora.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Box of Eupora and Mark Box of Stewart; two sisters, Bobbie Nell Sorrow and Francis Coker of McComb; a brother, Buddy Leonard of McComb; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Christopher Box, J.R. Clay, Butch Duvall, Terry McCain, Roger Miller and Richard Pittman.


James Leslie

Kelly Jr.

Dec. 27, 2013

Services for James Leslie Kelly, Jr., 59, were Dec. 31, 2013, at Maben Church of God with the Revs. James Earl Kelly and Bro. Guy McGarrity officiating. Burial was in Maben Memorial Garden.

Born in Red Bay, Ala., Mr. Kelly was a retired sales representative, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Winona Church of God. He died Dec. 27, 2013, at his home in Winona.

Survivors include five sons, Les Warren Kelly of Clinton, Jason Correll Kelly and Nickalos James Kelly of Grenada, James Eric Kelly of Canton and Karsten Kyle Kelly of Winona; three sisters, Mary Garrard and Nan Amason of Greenwood, and Ann Wilkes of Toccoa, Ga.; a brother, James Earl Kelly of Greenwood; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Amason, Chuck Crouch, Stanley Crouch, Chad Garrard, Dennis Wilkes and Steve Wilkes,

Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora was in charge of arrangements.


Sarah Helen

McGee Long

Jan. 5, 2014

Services for Sarah Helen McGee Long, 84, of Ackerman were Jan. 8, 2014, at Ackerman United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bryan Carrubba officiating. Burial was in Enon Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Choctaw County. Mrs. Long was retired from the Mississippi Employment Service and a member of Ackerman United Methodist Church. She died Jan. 5, 2014, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.

Survivors include a son, Joey Long of Ackerman; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to Ackerman United Methodist Church.

Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.