Herman Alvin ‘Al’ Evans Nov. 19, 2012 Services for Herman Alvin “Al” Evans, 73, were Nov. 21, 2012, at Adaton Baptist Church with the Revs. Hal Selby and Tom Daniel officiating. Burial was in Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery, Ackerman.
He was born Feb. 21, 1939, to the late Joseph Alvin and Louise Frost Evans. A native of Lexington, he was a retired educator and member of Adaton Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon. Mr. Evans earned degrees in agricultural education from Mississippi State University, and was certified in industrial education and forestry technology education. He taught in high schools and community colleges for 25 years. He then served as an area agent for the MSU Extension Service. Mr. Evans also worked in management positions in business and industry for Kerr-McGee Corp. He died Nov. 19, 2012, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Busby Evans, originally from Ackerman; two sons, Joe Evans and Charles Evans of Starkville; a brother, Ted Evans of Brookhaven; and two grandsons.
Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy or Adaton Baptist Church Building Fund.
Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.
Houston Lamar Howell Nov. 21, 2012 Visitation for Houston Lamar Howell, 97, of Ackerman, was Nov. 23, 2012, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman. Graveside services at Magnolia Cemetery in Lucedale are to be announced.
He was born July 28, 1915, in Lucedale. Mr. Howell was retired from Ingalls Shipyard and a member of Ackerman Baptist Church. He died Nov. 21, 2012, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.
Survivors include his wife, Louise K. Howell of Ackerman; a stepson, Charles Warren of Brandon; a daughter, Pattie Howell Page of Lucedale; a stepdaughter, Rita Prewitt of Ackerman; a brother, Travis Howell of Lucedale; three grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
William Bryan Hutchison Nov. 21, 2012 Services for William Bryan Hutchison, 90, of Weir were Nov. 23, 2012, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman with the Revs. Eugene Dobbs and Gladney Worrell officiating. Burial was in Bethsalem Cemetery.
He was born April 11, 1922, in Choctaw County. Mr. Hutchison was a retired tree/cattle farmer and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Bethsalem Presbyterian Church. He died Nov. 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jean Hutchison of Weir; two sisters, Doris Selby of Jackson and Janie Dale Taylor of Louisville; four nieces; a special niece and one nephew. Memorials may be made to the Bethsalem Historical Society, c/o Dennis Taylor, 100 Jordan Circle, Louisville, MS 39339.
Mrs. Berma Morrow Eupora, MS
Mrs. Berma Morrow, 80, retired homemaker, died November 19, 2012 at North Ms. Medical Center in Eupora, MS. Funeral Services were held 10:00 AM Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the South Union Cemetery in Webster County. Bro. Hal Selby officiated.
Pallbearers were Todd Fulgham, Dennis Clanton, Lonnie Ashley, Tony Estes, Bobby Williams and Michael Johnson.
Mrs. Morrow is survived by two daughters, Judy (Tony) Estes, Decatur, MS, and Karen (Bobby) Williams, Starkville, MS; one son, Charlie (Polly) Morrow, Hollandale, MS; four grandchildren, Christie (Lonnie) Ashley, Dennis (Penny) Clanton, Morgan Williams, and Beth Morrow; one great grandson Hunter Ashley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Winford Morrow; three sisters and two brothers.
She was a member of the Sapa Baptist Church in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora was in charge of all arrangements. PAID OBITUARY
Dorothy Nell Robertson
Dorothy Nell Robertson, age 78 of Clanton, AL and Bellefontaine, MS, passed away on November 16, 2012 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora, MS. She was born on October 30, 1934 in Lewisburg, AL; the daughter of the late Riley Wells and the late Jamie Elliot Wells.
She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.
She is survived by 2 son, Wayne Robertson of Jemison, AL, and Gene Robertson of Bellefontaine, MS; daughter, Nita Tindall of Pinson, AL; 10 Grandchildren; 22 Great Grandchildren; and sister,Barbara Lovelady of Pinson, AL.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Jimmy Robertson.
First visitation was held on Monday, November 19, 2012 from 6-8pm at Ellison-Cleckler Funeral Home located at 1709 Lay Dam Road, Clanton, AL 35045. Second visitation was held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 9-11am at Eupora First Apostolic Church located at 3175 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Eupora, MS 39744. Third visitation was held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 1:30-2:30pm at Corinth Baptist Church located in Elrod, Alabama (Tuscaloosa County). Graveside service followed the third visitation at 2:30pm in the Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Benjamin Tindall officiating.
Final care and arrangements entrusted to the Ellison- Cleckler Funeral Home of Clanton, AL. www.ellisonclecklerfuneralhome.com PAID OBITUARY
Mrs. Juanita Sugg Glisson Walthall, MS
Mrs. Juanita Sugg Glisson, 93, retired Nurse, died November 24, 2012 at the Ms. State Veterans Home in Collins, MS. Funeral Services were held 10:00 AM Monday, Nov. 26th at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the North Union Cemetery in Webster County. Bro. Willy Weddle and Bro. Earl Reyer officiated.
Mrs. Glisson was a member of the Walthall Baptist Church and a Navy Veteran. She was born September 18, 1919 in Cadaretta, MS to John Kirk Sugg and Lena Haney Sugg.
She is survived by two granddaughters, Brittany (Jody) Glisson Reyer, Lena, MS and Jannica (Chad) Glisson Brady, Brandon, MS; three great grandchildren, Reed and Emrey Brady, and Anna Paisleigh Reyer.
She was preceded in death by her son, Sammy Glisson.
Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora was in charge of all arrangements. PAID OBITUARY
William Kenneth Sansing
William Kenneth Sansing, Sr., 87, of Maben, MS, died peacefully in his sleep at the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Kosciusko, MS on Thursday, November 22, 2012. A graveside service honoring and celebrating Kenneth’s life will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Spring Valley Cemetery, Mathiston, MS. Rev. Tommy Temple and Rev. Randall Poss officiated. By his request, there will be no formal prior visitation, though the family welcomes condolences afterwards.
Kenneth was born on December 4, 1924, in Mathiston, MS, to the late Eugene and Lela Sansing. He grew up in a big loving family during the depression. At age 18, he joined the Air Force and served as a Staff Sargent in World War II. After his military service, he followed in his father’s footsteps and worked for the C&G Railroad for 17 years. In the mid-1950’s he bought a small farm, soon opened Sansing Meat Service, and lived his dream of being a farmer and father. He was a long time member of Maben First Baptist Church where he served as a youth Sunday school teacher and deacon.
Kenneth was a gentle and compassionate man–always willing to help anyone in need. He was a true Southern Gentleman. Choosing to live his deep faith in word and deed, he could be described as Allen Jackson sang, “He grew up on the love and gentle kindness of a small town southern man.”
Above every earthly possession, he loved his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Carolyn Sansing, of Maben, MS; his children, William Sansing, Jr. (Ann) of Starkville, MS, Wallace Sansing (Donna) of Maben, MS, Vickie Brooks (Tommy) of Mathiston, MS, Shane Stallings (Sherri) of Maben, MS, and Shannon Sansing of Jackson, MS; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dora Williams Sansing; two brothers and four sisters.
Employees of Sansing Meat Service and Sod Farm served as honorary pallbearers.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to a charity of the giver’s choice or First Baptist Church, 4036 Second Avenue, Maben, MS 39750.
Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of all arrangements. PAID OBITUARY