Fanny E. Shurden

Feb. 7, 2017

Services for Fanny Elizabeth Shurden, 79, were Feb. 10, 2017 at Blythe Creek Baptist Church near Mathiston with the Rev. Todd Chesser officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

A homemaker, she was born  March 12, 1937, in Mathiston. Mrs. Shurden died Feb. 7, 2017, at her residence in Mathiston.

Survivors include her husband, Leon Shurden of Ackerman; a son, Tim Shurden of Ackerman; two daughters, Beverly Doremus of Ackerman and Teresa Harrison of Eupora; a brother, Jimmy Wiley of Gautier; two sisters, Lynn Dunn of Mathiston and Annette Therrell of Greenwood; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Blythe Creek Baptist Church.

Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.


Virginia Christine

Erwin Ware

Jan. 31, 2017

Services for Virginia Christine Erwin Ware, 90, of Huntsville, Alabama, were Feb. 8, 2017, at New Haven Baptist Church in Choctaw County with the Jimmy Ballard officiating.

She was a retired homemaker and member of New Haven Baptist Church. Mrs. Ware died Jan. 31, 2017, at Rockgate Nursing Facility in Cowan, Tennessee.

Survivors include two sons, James H. Ware Jr. of Harvest, Alabama, and Steven Randall Ware of Dalton, Georgia; a sister, Jearline Henson of Weir; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were  Larry Greenlee, Mickey Greenlee, Bryan Lucas, David Hutchison, Earl Lucas, Joey Ware and Tony Ware.

Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora was in charge of arrangements.