Floyd William

‘Bill’ Gary

Jan. 26, 2014

Services for Floyd William “Bill” Gary, 65, of Eupora were Jan. 29, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Eupora with the Rev. Trey Harper officiating. Burial was in Eupora City Cemetery.

He was born March 17, 1948, in Greenwood to the late Floyd William Gary Sr. and Mildred Gary. Mr. Gary was a retired oil field worker and member of First United Methodist Church of Eupora, where he also was a former teacher of the Carroll Sunday School Class. He died Jan. 26, 2014, at NMMC Hospice in Tupelo.

Survivors include a brother, Charles Saunders of Eupora.

Wise-Reed Funeral Home of Eupora was in charge of arrangements.


Mary Louise Howell

Jan. 21, 2014

Services for Mary Louise Howell, 83, of Ackerman were Jan. 24, 2013, at Ackerman Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Irvin officiating. Burial was in Enon Cemetery.

She was born March 10, 1930, in North Carolina. Mrs. Howell was a retired registered nurse and of the Baptist faith. She died Jan. 21, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora.

Survivors include a son, Charles Warren of Brandon; a brother, Ray Keever of Statesville, N.C.; a sister, Ruth Reid of Taylorsville, N.C.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Ackerman Baptist Church.

Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.


James Frank King

Jan. 22, 2014

Services for James Frank King, 62, of Laurel were Jan. 27, 2014, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman with the Revs. Buddy Smith and Charles Rook officiating. Burial was in South Union Cemetery near Ackerman.

He was born Jan. 29, 1951, in Attala County to Mae and the late Red King. Mr. King was a pipeliner and member of Moss Baptist Church. He died Jan. 22, 2014, at his residence.

Survivors include a son, Jim King of New Zealand; two daughters, Stacee Giers of Boca Raton, Fla., and Bridgette Peacock of Laurel; two brothers, Mike King and Rusty King of Ackerman; a sister, Pam Simpson of Ackerman; his mother, Mae Perry King of Ackerman; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the South Union Cemetery Fund.


Betty McMullen Little

Jan. 20, 2014

Services for Betty McMullen Little, 85, of Atlanta were Jan. 25, 2014, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Willy Weddle officiating. Burial was in Eupora City Cemetery.

Mrs. Little was a retired Social Security Administration claims representative. She died Jan. 20, 2014, at the Budd Terrace at Wesley Woods Retirement Center in Atlanta.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Little of Atlanta; and a sister, Rachel Rawson of Meridian.


Gerald M. Nason Sr.

Jan. 21, 2014

Services for Gerald M. Nason Sr., 77, of Sturgis were Jan. 24, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Church with the Revs. Tri Nason and Bruce Lattimer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

He was born June 11, 1936, in Sturgis to the late John Draper and Gussie Weaver Nason. A retired carpenter, Mr. Nason was a member of Wake Forest Baptist Church and veteran of the U.S. Army. He died Jan. 21, 2014, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.

Survivors include a son, Buster Nason of Sturgis; two daughters, Lyn McClelland and Gina Compton of Sturgis; five sisters, Theople Hurst and Bobbie Magee of Kentwood, La., Vitula Edmonds of Starkville, Annette Allen of Florida and Patsy Wilson of Madison; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Josh Crocker, Chandler McCafferty, Austin McClelland, Daniel Ray, Heath Ray and Matthew Salley.

Memorials may be made to Wake Forest Cemetery Fund.

Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.


Lillie Ruth

Hightower Marshall

Jan. 18, 2014

Services for Lillie Ruth Hightower Marshall, 78, of Eupora were Jan. 25, 2014, at Latham Auditorium with Pastor Glenda B. Mays officiating. Burial was in Churchill Cemetery.

She was born July 21, 1935, to the late Gus and Janie Hightower Kilpatrick. Mrs. Marshall attended Webster County Training School and was a member of Gibson Street Church of God, where she served in numerous positions. She died Jan. 18, 2014, at her home.

Survivors include her husband, George Samuel Marshall of Eupora; four daughters, Margaret L. Marshall of Denver, Katherine A. Brown of Mayfield, Ky., Laura A. Marshall of Eupora and Ava LaShea Marshall of Riverdale, Ga.; two sons, George Derek Marshall of Denver and Stanley C. Marshall of Fayetteville, Ga.; eight sisters, Dorothy Kilpatrick and Lucille Jones of Grenada, Louise Terry and Linda Buckhalter of Winona, and Jeanette Moore, Alice Caffey, Shirley Booker and Maxine Ringold of Duck Hill; a brother, Harvey Kilpatrick of Roselle, N.J..

Clark-Williams Funeral Home of Grenada was in charge of arrangements.


Desiree Black Stacy

Jan. 22, 2014

Services for Desiree Black Stacy, 98, were Jan. 25, 2014, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Taylor officiating. Graveside services were at Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery.

She was born to the late J.M. and Mary Vaughn Black in Choctaw County on Oct. 29, 1915, and lived there her entire life. She worked at Irwin Manufacturing Co. for several years and was a housewife. She died Jan. 22, 2014.

Survivors include three sons, Terry Stacy of Ackerman, James Durward Stacy of New Albany and Barry Stacy of Springfield, Mo.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Bethlehem Baptist Church c/o Edwin Blake, Regions Bank, Ackerman or Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Janie Martin, Regions Bank, Ackerman.

Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.