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Sunday, 31 December 2017 13:33

Joe Rushton

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Saturday, 30 December 2017 15:48

Catherine Rickett

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Saturday, 30 December 2017 15:47

Bonnie Sue Pierce Thornhill

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Arrangements for Mrs. Bonnie Sue Pierce Thornhill of Anniston, Alabama, formerly of Brookhaven, are visitation at 10AM,

followed by a service at 11AM Friday, January 5, 2018 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service, with interment at Riverwood Memorial Park.

 

Mrs. Bonnie Sue Pierce Thornhill, 84, went to be with the Lord on December 28, 2017.

She was born on February 21, 1933 to the late Edgar Lewis Pierce and Dezzie Lee Calhoun Pierce.

 

She was an active lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Brookhaven; enjoyed creative pursuits of various kinds including painting,

gardening, and decorating; an avid traveler and reader.

She enjoyed snow skiing and had the gift of hospitality. Most of all, she enjoyed time with friends and family; she adored her husband Max,

her daughters and grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and her life was a radiant expression of her love for the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Preceding her in death were her parents; and husband, Max E. Thornhill.

 

She is survived by her 3 daughters, Debbie T. Acker and husband, Aaron, Dana T. Simmons and husband, Robert, and Diane T. Irby.

Her living legacy includes her 11 grandchildren, Michael Simmons, Andrew Acker and wife, Heather, Maurie Hartel and husband, Forrest,

Joseph Irby and wife, Taylor, Anna Lee Hooper and husband, Bob, Lori DeYmaz and husband, Zach, John Irby, Joshua Irby, Josiah Irby,

Abigail Workman and husband, Jeffrey, and Joel Irby; 12 great grandchildren, Ella Hartel, Vivi Hartel, Max Acker, Kate Acker, Ellis Hooper,

John Franklin Hooper, Bonnie Lee Hooper, Inslee Irby, Anderson Irby, Grace Davidson, Catherine DeYmaz and Piece DeYmaz;

and brother in law & sister in law, Jerry and Shirley Thornhill.

 

Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Brookhaven.

Saturday, 30 December 2017 15:46

Nellie St Claire

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Visitation services for Nellie Moore St. Clair will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Riverwood

The visitation will resume on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral service at 2:00 at Riverwood.

Bro. Doug Kimble and Bro. Wendell Davis will officiate and interment will follow in Stewart Cemetery.

 

Nellie, age 84 and a resident of Bogue Chitto, went to be with her Lord on December 30, 2017.

She was born on September 1, 1933 to Katherine Richardson and William “Bill” Rippy and was a member of Johnson Grove Church of Christ.

Nellie enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and visiting with her family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren always held a very special place in her heart.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Alvin Moore, and Jack St. Clair; brothers, Billy Joe Rippy, Jessie “Jakie” Rippy, Roger Rippy;

sons-in-law, Tommy Lewis and Steve Foster.

 

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Mary Lewis Foster; sister, Texie Wallace; grandchildren, Melissa Lewis Thompson and husband Johnny,

David Lewis and fiancé Tina Sears, Joanna Lewis Graham and husband Bill; beloved great-grandsons, Brady and Chase Thompson, Calem Graves,

and Parker Graham. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Saturday, 30 December 2017 15:45

Henry Peavey

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Funeral services for Mr. Henry Peavey will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018,

at Topisaw Baptist Church, with burial at Topeka Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is

from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at Topisaw.

William Henry Peavey, 78, of Jayess, passed from this life on December 19, 2017, at his residence.

He was born in Jayess on December 31, 1938, to the late Javous Peavey and Nonnie Mae Peavey.

Mr. Henry enjoyed being involved in the community; he was a Mason, 32-degree Shriner,

and Beta Club Sponsor. He was an avid outdoorsman, and he liked to collect antiques.

He will be missed by all who loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ruby Lee Thibodeaux.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Kathryn Peavey; sons, Rev. Kenny W. Peavey

and wife, Wanda, and Tony E. Peavey and wife, Patti. He is also survived by five grandchildren,

Dr. Javous Peavey, Mr. Zachary Peavey, Mr. Jay Peavey, Mrs. Ashley Boyd, Ms. Alexa Peavey;

two great grandchildren, Connor Peavey, and Bennett Peavey; and his niece,

Mrs. Judy Beard and nephew, Mr. Willie Holland.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to www.gofundme.com/kathryn-peavey.

Thursday, 28 December 2017 14:51

Curtis Lance Smith

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Services for Mr. Curtis Lance Smith will be held on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 2:00pm at

The Church of Latter Day Saints, Red Star Ward with interment in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be on Sunday, December 31, 2017, from 5:00pm-9:00pm at Riverwood Family

and will resume prior to the service starting at 1:00pm.

Curtis Lance Smith, 55, of Brookhaven, passed from this life on December 28, 2017

at King’s Daughters Medical Center. He was born in Brookhaven, on December 18, 1962,

to Curtis James Smith and Relda Joyce Smith.

Lance was a member of the 1980 State Championship Loyd Star Baseball team

and loved to travel and spend time with his family. Lance also served formally

as a Funeral Director, a former Supervisor at Leidos and was a member of

The Church of Latter Day Saints, Brookhaven Branch.

Preceding him in death was his mother, Relda Joyce Smith.

Those left to cherish his memory, are his wife of 29 years, Amye Kristen “Kristy” Smith; father,

Curtis James Smith; two daughters, Kacy Nelson and husband Josh and Kaylin Smith;

one sister, Lisa Bodin and husband Van along with one grandchild, Asher Nelson.

He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends.

In Lieu Of Flowers, Memorials may be made in memory of Lance to,

Harrah’s Hope Lodge, 718 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103.

Thursday, 28 December 2017 10:21

Shirley Hennington

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Services for Mrs. Shirley Mae White Hennington of Brookhaven are 2:00 pm Sunday December 31, 2017 at Riverwood with visitation from 11:00 am until time of service on Sunday and burial at Wesson Cemetery.

Mrs. Shirley Mae White Hennington, 78, went to be with the Lord on December 28, 2017.

She was born on December 22, 1939.

She was a member of Beauregard Methodist Church. She loved arts and crafts and loved teaching and working with children. She also loved animals, funny videos, and going to the movies.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Eddie Lee Hennington, parents, Cecil and Flora Belle White and Bessie and Clyde Deneen.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Valerie Lo and Donna Dixon and husband, Ken Dixon; sisters, Jean Derby and Betty Bennett and sister-in-law,

Betty Lou Leggett. She is also survived by her 8 grandchildren, Mindy Fenstermaker and husband, Kyle, Jessica Clark and husband Tony, Lee Jones and wife Brittney, Will Dixon and Aubrey Lo and great grandchildren, Gabe Clark, Zac Clark, Aidan Fenstermaker and Kayleigh Jones.

Thursday, 28 December 2017 10:20

Harold "Buzzy" Clopton

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Services for Mr. Harold “Buzzy” Havard Clopton III of Wesson are 12:00 pm

Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Decell Memorial United Methodist Church with

visitation from 11:00 am until time of service.

Mr. Harold “Buzzy” Havard Clopton III, 72, went to be with the Lord on December 28, 2017.

He was born on August 5, 1945 to the late Harold Havard Clopton, Jr.

and Minnie Alice Gibson Clopton.

He was a member of Decell Memorial United Methodist Church and retired from

the position of Senior Vice President and Community Manager of the Monticello branch of First Bank.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Misty Clopton Garner and husband,

Brian, Kristy Leigh Clopton and James Noland; brothers, Michael Clopton and wife

Linda, Rickey Clopton and wife Mary and sister, Melnee Frazier and husband Ralph.

He is also survived by his granddaughter, Olivia Noland, along with many nieces and nephews.

With gratitude, the family wishes to thank Genail Bradley and Shirley Lurry,

two special angels sent by God to provide loving care to Buzzy.

Memorials can be made in his memory to Hospice Ministries, of Ridgeland,

Decell Memorial United Methodist Church, or Wesson Cemetery Association.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 16:14

Evelyn Olivia Culpepper Parker

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Services for Mrs. Evelyn Olivia Culpepper Parker of Brookhaven are Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 10:00 at Johnson Grove Church of Christ in Brookhaven. Visitation will be Friday, December 29, 2017 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm at Riverwood Family Funeral Service and will continue prior to the service Saturday at the church from 9:00 am-10:00 am. Interment will be at Riverwood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Evelyn Olivia Culpepper Parker, 95, went to be with the Lord on December 27, 2017.

She was born on May 12, 1922 in Pascagoula, MS.

Mrs. Parker was a retired school teacher. She was a member of the Lincoln County Chorale and loved quilting and knitting. She had a love for her church and Sunday School class and she loved reading and studying her bible.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Calvin B. Culpepper; husband, Earl B. Parker; son, Edward Earl Parker; daughter, Iris Ilaine Rast; sister, Lilli Mae Williams; and brothers, Harold, Marion, Shelton, and Eddie Culpepper.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Janis Rushing and husband Darrell; son-in-law, Ronnie L. Rast; daughter-in-law, Wanda Parker; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Culpepper and Jimmie Parker. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Marci Herring, Christi Melton, Eddie Parker, Scott Rast, Allen Rast, Brett Rushing, and Erin Rushing; and also eight great-grandchildren with the youngest having her name sake, Evelyn Parker Rushing. She is also survived by special friends, Veronica Lawson, Consuelo Ratcliff, Marcus, Nick, and Patrick Oster, Maria James, Wanda Babb, and a host of family and friends.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 16:13

William Nolon Bowman

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Services for Mr. William Nolon Bowman of Brookhaven are 11:00 am Saturday, December 30, 2017

at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday, December 29 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Riverwood.

 

William Nolon Bowman, 76, lifelong resident of Brookhaven went to be with the Lord where he joined the love of his life Dorothy

on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He was born on January 8, 1941 in Brookhaven to William E. Bowman and Helen Farmer Smith.

His stepfather was Fred L. Smith, Jr. He retired after 35 years as a supervisor with the U.S. Postal Service.

Nolon was active in the community where he officiated at sporting events at various levels. His love of sports knew no boundaries.

He could be found at any school watching a game and one of his favorites was Mississippi State.

He served as a deacon at Central Baptist Church where he volunteered on several mission trips. He was a member at Macedonia Baptist Church.

He was a member of the Brookhaven Exchange Club where he served as president, vice president and was a recipient of the John L. Leary award.

During the annual fair he cooked thousands of burgers over the years for the community to enjoy.

 

Preceding him in death were his parents; his devoted wife of 43 years, Dorothy Childress Bowman; brothers-in law,

Ralph D. Green and John “Buddy” Allen and daughter-in-law, Debbie Foggle Bowman.

 

Nolon is survived by his daughter, Cindy Bowman Townsend and husband Dwayne; sons, Greg Bowman and Steve Bowman and wife Katie;

sister, Dianne S. Allen; sister-in-law, Brenda Childress Green and 3 grandchildren that he loved dearly, Allie Claire Townsend,

Johnny Bowman and Maeleigh Bowman; niece Rebecca Panzica and nephew Ricky Allen. He is also survived by a host of great nieces and nephews and friends.

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