Billy Joe Box

Jan. 18, 2014

Services for Billy Joe Box, 76, of Ackerman were Jan. 22, 1014, at Chester Baptist Church with the Revs. Rob Faulk and Stan Ballard officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

He was born Sept. 21, 1937, in Choctaw County to the late Herman and Earline Box. Mr. Box was a retired furniture manufacturing supervisor, served 23 years as a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard and was a member of Chester Baptist Church. He died Jan. 18, 2014, at University Medical Center in Jackson.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Box of Ackerman; a son, Billy Mark Box of Franklin, Tenn.; a daughter, Teresa Shumaker of Ackerman; four sisters, Debbie Gammill and Freda Jones of Ackerman, Sandra Putman of Tupelo and Patsy Reed of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Anthony Box of Pearl and Larry Box of Fredericksburg, Va.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.


Julia Anne

Putman Doss

Jan. 15, 2014

Services for Julia Anne Putman Doss, 72, of Charleston were Jan. 18, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Charleston, where she was a member, with the Revs. Gary Adams and John Price officiating. Burial was in Old Bethany Cemetery at Slate Springs.

Born March 21, 1941, in Choctaw County, she was the daughter of the late John Harvey Putman Sr. and Susan Vera Bright Putman. Mrs. Doss was a beautician. She died of lung cancer Jan. 15, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin Earl Doss; a daughter, Joy Doss Vance of Charleston; a son Nathan Earl Doss of Mount Laurel, N.J.; three sisters, Carolyn Ruth McCoskey of Monticello, Glenda Douglas of Littleton, Colo., and Kathy Neal of Houston; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 901 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105

Womble Funeral Home of Charleston was in charge of arrangements.


Nobie Kay Ray

Jan. 19, 2014

Services for Nobie Kay Williams Ray, 68, of French Camp were Jan. 22, 2014, at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona with the Rev. Gary Jackson officiating. Burial was in Bethsaida Cemetery near French Camp,

Mrs. Ray was born in Montgomery County to the late William and Georgia Kite Williams. She worked at Golden LivingCenter-Eupora for 20 years as a licensed practical nurse. Mrs. Ray was a member of Crape Creek Baptist Church near Stewart. She died Jan. 19, 2014, at Golden LivingCenter-Eupora from complications of cancer.

Survivors include her husband, Burt Ray of French Camp; a son, Michael Ray of French Camp; a sister, Sara Williams Latham of Kilmichael; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Herschel Braswell, Jerry Dale Bridges, Jerry Crowder, Brad Latham, Jeff Latham and Ralph Leonard.


Troy W. Tucker

Jan. 13, 2014

Services for Troy W. Tucker, 60, of Stewart were Jan. 15, 2014, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Larry Woodrick officiating. Burial was in Milligan Springs Cemetery in Montgomery County.

Mr. Tucker was a truck driver. He died Jan. 13, 2014, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Woodrick Tucker of Stewart; a daughter; Janet Tucker Hamilton of Tupelo; a son, Troy J. Tucker of Stewart; three sisters, Barbara Turner of Greenville, Margaret Edwards of Clinton and Sylvia Box of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Patrick Alford, David Hamilton, Jason Jennings, Chris Jones, Chuck Odom and Winston Yeatman.