Obituaries

Mrs. Sarah A. Murphy April 4, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah A. Murphy. 63, were held at Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman on April 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. Rev. Tim Long & Rev. Jimmy Reed officiated. A native of Choctaw County, Mrs. Murphy was a retired Child Protection Services employee. Mrs. Murphy was a member of Salem Independent Methodist Church. Mrs. Murphy died on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Golden Living Nursing Center in Eupora. Survivors include husband, Don B. Murphy, Sr. of Ackerman; son, Brennon Murphy of Ackerman; daughter, Regina Jones of Ackerman; brother, Emmitt Andrews, Jr. of Mathiston; sisters, Bonnie Latham, Norvel Weeks, both of Eupora; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Patricia A. Power April 1, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia A. Power, 68, were held at Coleman Funeral Homein Ackerman at 11 a.m. on April 5, 2012. Rev. Dewitt Cutts officiated. Burial was held in Reed’s Chapel Cemetery near Stewart. A native of Choctaw County, Mrs. Power was a homemaker and quilter.Mrs. Power was a member of Blythe Creek Baptist Church near Mathiston. Mrs. Power died on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Pioneer Community Hospital in Ackerman. Survivors include husband, William Power of Weir; sons, Josh Power of San Antonio, TX, Larry Power of Winona, Stanley Power of Weir; daughters, Carolyn Fales of Eupora, Sherry Morgan of Rainsville, AL; brother, James Arnett of Selmer, TN; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Bobbie Jean Bruce April 7, 2012 Funeral services for Ms. Bobbie Jean Bruce, 81, were held graveside at South Union Methodist Church Cemetery near Ackerman on April 9, 2012 at 1 p.m. Rev. George Buell, Rev. Bryan Carrubba, and Rev. Jerry Lawson officiated. A native of Choctaw County, Ms. Bruce was a legal secretary. Ms. Bruce was a member of South Union Methodist Church. Ms. Bruce died on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. Survivors include brother, Jimmy Dale Bruce of Ackerman.. Family suggests memorials to South Union Methodist Church Cemetery Fund and/or charity of choice. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Adart Ashford March 31, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Adart Ashford, 61, were held at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church on April 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. Rev. James Boyd officiated. A native of Choctaw County, Mr. Ashford was a retired factory worker. Mr. Ashford was a member of Reform M.B. Church of Choctaw County. Mr. Ashford died on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Pioneer Medical Center in Ackerman. Survivors include parents, John and Vivian Ashford of Ackerman; daughters, Angela Whitmore of Ackerman, Shuana Harris of Southaven; sons, Jonathan Ashford of Sikeston, MO, Santony Ashford of Weir; sisters, Dorothy Harper of Memphis, TN, Barbara Manuel of Ackerman, Dianne Coleman of Laplace, LA, Charlsie Kirby of Houston, Vera Dubose of Chicago, IL. Williams, Herring, and Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Rose Bradford Massey Rose Bradford Massey, 97, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville with her loving family by her side. She was born in Winston County October 6, 1914 and was retired with University Cleaners. She was a life-long seamstress and homemaker. She was also a member of Bevill Hill United Methodist Church. Massey is survived by her daughters, Melba Smith, and Wanda Sue Bradford of Starkville, MS; a sister, Dorothy Hamill of Louisville, MS; 2 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Visitation was Monday, April 9, 2012 at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville. A funeral service were held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Bevill Hill Methodist Church in Winston County conducted by Rev. Don Hooper. Burial followed in the church cemetery. You may go online and sign the guest register at www.welchfuneralhomes.com.

Mr. Gerald Fox Gerald Fox, 76, died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Aurora Health and Rehab. He was born in Tupelo on March 22, 1936 to James Carter and Johnny Evelyn Fox. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a longtime employ of Babcock and Wilcox. Graveside services were Tuesday at the Mississippi State Veterans Cemetery in Newton with Bro. Jim Sallee officiating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Gay Fox of Louisville and Conna W. Montgomery of Pontotoc; one son, Cory Barnes of Santa Clara, CA; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Doyle Jones

Doyle Jones, 67, died Monday, April 2, 2012 at 3020 Lodi Road in Stewart, MS. Born July 20, 1944, in Neshoba County, MS, Doyle retired from the Vo-Tech in Eupora. He was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church at Stewart, MS. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Jones of Stewart, MS; two daughters, Rhonda Brasfield, Jennifer Halsdorf, both of Stewart, MS; two sons, Charlie Jones, Mark Jones, both of Eupora, MS; four sisters, Faye Savell, Bobbie Stovall, Shirley Blunt, all of Philadelphia, MS, and Sylvia Bell of Panama City, FL; and 13 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dale, Myron, Stevie and Kevin May, Dale Boatman, Jr., Adam Cummings, Buck Meek III and Teddy Lampard. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Jones, Kenny Morris, Danny Mann, Wayne Burton, Pete Crowell, Bobby Smith, Jimmy Weeks, David Ellison, and Turner Jones. Services were held at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m., April 5, 2012 with Rev. Johnny Walker officiating. Burial followed at Pine Forest Cemetery at Montgomery County. Visitation was held Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora. PAID OBITUARY