Services for Mrs. LaVerne C. Temple of Brookhaven are 11:00 am Thursday, December 21, 2017
at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial at Riverwood Memorial Park.
Visitation is from 5:00-8:00 pm Wednesday December 20 at Riverwood.
Mrs. LaVerne C. Temple, 70, passed away December 17, 2017 at Kings Daughters Medical Center.
She was born on December 12, 1947 to the late Vaughn and Dorothy Campbell.
She was a retired receptionist for the Southwest MS Nephrology Clinic.
Preceding her in death were her parents; son, Jimmy Lane Temple, Jr.; brother, Bubba Campbell and sister Dottie Hanson.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Jimmy Lane Temple, Sr.; son, Brad Temple and wife Natasha;
brothers, Steve Campbell and John Campbell; sisters, Olive McDowell and Minnie Campbell.
She is also survived by her 2 grandchildren, Samantha Reeves and husband Cody and Ryan Temple and wife Courtney
and 3 great grandchildren, Ryder and Remy Reeves and Charleigh Temple.
Services for Mr. John Butler Smith, Jr., of Wesson are 10:00 am Wednesday, December 20, 2017
at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial at Sweetwater United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4:30-8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 19 at Riverwood.
Mr. John Butler Smith, Jr., 74, went to be with his Lord on December 16, 2017. He was born on December 6, 1943
to the late John Butler Smith, Sr. and Wessie Katherine Smith. John was also a proud attendee of Loyd Star and Copiah Lincoln Junior College.
He was the owner of Rebel Testers, Inc. and a member of Sweetwater United Methodist Church. John enjoyed working
in the oilfield and with his cattle, but most of all, he liked spending time with his family.
Preceding him in death were his daughter, Rhonda, K. Thomas; parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Denver and Wisie Smith;
brothers, Carol P. Smith, Larry Smith and Charles Smith.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda S. Smith; daughter, Deanna Edwards and husband, Pittman of Cleveland, MS.;
son-in-law, Trey Thomas; brother, Mike Smith; sisters, Valerie Hill, Veta Covington and Bonita Sue Bullock. He is also survived by his
5 grandchildren, Trace Edwards, Anna Thomas, Abby Thomas, Sara Peyton Edwards and John Butler Edwards.
The graveside service for James will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Magnolia Cemetery. Brother Phil Gerber will officiate.
James, age 79, went to be with his Lord on Friday, December 15, 2017, at his Magnolia residence. He was the son of Edward Anderson
and Estelle Anderson Pounds. James was a veteran of the Unites States Air Force and a retired truck driver. He was also an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints.
He is preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Jerry; infant daughter, Angel; daughters, Gwendolyn Anderson and Veronica J. Anderson; and sister, Carol Sue Westmoreland.
Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, Jimmy Dale Anderson and wife, Diane, and Samuel Joe Anderson and wife Flo; 2 granddaughters; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank St. Luke Hospice and extend a special thank you to Brandi and Denise.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke Hospice or Magnolia United Methodist Church.
Services for Mrs. Alvie Elouise Burns Meyers of Brookhaven are
11:00 am Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Riverwood with a private
burial at Bethel Temple Cemetery. Visitation is from 9:00 until time
of service at Riverwood.
Mrs. Alvie, 83, of Brookhaven, passed away December13, 2017 at
Countrybrook Living Center. She was born on October 7, 1934 to
William “Ted” Clarence Burns and Lillian Hayes Burns. She was a
retired Care Giver and was a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church.
Mrs. Alvie was a loving mother, grandmother and spent many hours
with her grandchildren playing games and enjoying them. She will
be missed by all who loved her.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Marvin Martin and J.C. Meyers;
parents; sons, Edward Martin, Danny “Boone” Martin; sisters, Lavon Laird,
Marie Lenoir; brothers, Bill Burns, Clifton Burns; granddaughter,
Nicole King Daughdrill and grandson, Eli Holmes.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Gordon Martin and wife, Esther,
Malcolm Meyers and wife, Shirley, Curtis Meyers and wife, Kathy, Pat Meyers
and wife, Rhonda; daughters Martha Marin, Rhonda Wallace and husband Ken,
Diane Ratcliff and husband, Marwyn; brothers, Ronnie Burns and wife, Patsy,
Troy Burns; sisters, Teddy Perere and husband, Earl, and Lucille Hicks.
She is also survived by 34 grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren and grandson, Ira King.
The family would like to thank the staff at Countrybrook for the love and
care they gave her, she loved each and every one and thought of them not only as her caregivers but her family.
The visitation for Mary Nell Martin will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Wesson.
The visitation will resume on Tuesday, December 19, from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m.
Bro. Tom McCormick will officiate and interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Mary Nell, age 88 and a resident of Wesson, went to be with her Lord on Friday, December 15, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the daughter of Ulysses and Eva Nell Byrd Furlow and a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Wesson. Mary Nell was a loving mother,
grandmother, sister and friend that will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, J.P. “Pete” Martin; sons, Dan and John Thomas Martin; brother, James Edward Furlow;
sister, Vera Parker; granddaughter, Jewel Arlon Martin; and grandson, Danny Joe Rice.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Betty “Susie” Steen and husband Alvin, Cindy Vidic and husband Richard,
MaryAnn Moore and husband Sammy; sisters-in-law, Lucille Keys and Susia Prine; grandchildren, Lavon (Katina), David, Jewel (Alex),
Ezra, Oliver, Michelle, and Kimberly Martin, April and Holly Steen, Caleb (Seprina) and Eli “Doodle” Rice, Lacie Bates; as well as her companions, Ginger and Gucci.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Stronghope VFD and Stronghope Baptist Church for hosting Blood Drives, Hospice Ministries,
and Copiah County Medical Center Staff.
Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Weeks will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 17, 2017, at
Monticello Methodist Protestant Church with burial at Bethshan Cemetery in Lawrence County.
Visitation is 5:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 16 at Monticello Methodist Protestant Church
and will resume at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Carolyn Jane Calcote Weeks, 77, of Monticello, MS, passed from this life on December 14, 2017,
at St. Dominics Medical Center in Jackson, MS. She was born January 29, 1940, to Ford and
Janie Calcote. She was a retired substitute teacher working in education for over twenty
years and a member of Monticello Methodist Protestant Church. She enjoyed arranging
flowers, painting, shopping, and reading in her free time.
Preceding her in death are her husband, Donald S. Weeks; parents; and brother, James (Buddy) Wilson.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Donnie Weeks and wife, Alicia; daughters,
Janie Blakeney and husband, Brad; and Judy Boone. She is also survived by six grandchildren:
Kara Blakeney; Aaron Blakeney and wife, Taylor; Ford Nations; Cody Weeks; Tyler Weeks;
and Clay Boone; and three great grandchildren: John Blakeney, Laceton Boone, and Kinsley Boone
Funeral services for Mrs. Annelle “Fuller” McGuffie will be
10:00 a.m., Friday, December 15, 2017 at Riverwood Family with
burial at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Lawrence County.
Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 14 at Riverwood Family.
Annelle Fuller McGuffie, 80, of Brookhaven, passed from this life on
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, in Brookhaven. She was born on
October 9, 1937 to Purvis Winfield Fuller and Eva Nell Brown Fuller.
She was retired from Kellwood, but continued to be a homemaker,
taking care of her family. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul McGuffie; parents and one brother, Kenneth Fuller.
She is survived by her sons, Ricky L. McGuffie and wife, Angela,
Danny Paul McGuffie and wife, Kathy; grandsons, Ricky “Matt” McGuffie and wife,
Kim, Jason Paul McGuffie and wife, Jessica, Bobby Everette McGuffie and wife,
Lindsey, Danny “DJ” Paul McGuffie, Jr.; brother, Wayne Fuller; sisters, Patsy Sullivan
and Brenda Grice. She is also survived by three great grandchildren.