Obituaries

Mrs. Frankie Sue Power April 23, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Frankie Sue Power, 86, were held at Weir Baptist Church in Weir on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 12 p.m. Dr. Clarence Cooper & Rev. Mark Mayo officiated. Burial at South Union Cemetery near Ackerman. Mrs. Power was a native of Choctaw County and a member of Weir Baptist Church. Mrs. Power died on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Atwood Personal Care Home in Kosaciusko. Survivors include son, Billy Power of Bay St. Louis; daughter, Debbie Rice of Pearl; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Pearl Ann Yarbrough April 27, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Pearl Ann Yarbrough, 78, were held at Boyd Chapel United Methodist in Sturgis on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 1 p.m. Rev. Roosevelt Gage officiated. Burial at Spring Hill in Sturgis. A native of Winston County, Mrs, Yarbrough was a member of Boyd Chapel UM Church. Survivors include daughters, Julia Holmes, Bessie Love, Henry Ray Yarbrough, and Leevel Yarbrough, all of Louisville; sister, Walterine Eiland of Louisville. Family suggests memorials to Boyd Chapel United Methodist Church. Century Hairston Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Edward Purvis Sanders Funeral services for Mr. Edward Purvis Sanders of the Four Corners Community will be heldat 2 PM Tuesday, M ay 8, 2012 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Wade Chappell officiating. Interment is in Remus Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 AM Tuesday til time for service at John E. Stephens Chapel. Mr. Sanders, 74, passed away on Wed., May 2, 2012 at his residence in Attala County. He had lived most of his life in the Four Corners Community. He was retired from Taylor Machine Works. Mr. Sanders was an avid hunter & fisherman. He was a member of Remus Baptist Church. Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by his father, Earl Sanders; son, Mike Sanders; brothers, Everette Sanders & Bud Sanders. Mr. Sanders is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Sanders of Kosciusko, daughters, Teresa Speaks of Madison and Dana Marcangeli of Union; sons, Stacy Sanders of Pontotoc and Phillip Sanders of Philadelphia; brothers, James Sanders of Zama and Danny Sanders of Four Corners; (13) Grandchildren; (1) Great-Grand-child; host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Bobby Sanders, Kenny Parker, Woody Marcangeli, Terry Sanders, Mitch Gheen & Austin Sanders.

James Patterson McGee February 22, 1931—May 6, 2012

James Patterson McGee, 81, churchman and retired engineer, died Sunday May 6, 2012 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Funeral services will be at Ackerman Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Wednesday May 9, 2012. Visitation was at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman on Tuesday May 8, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. He was born on Feb. 22, 1931 in Winston County, Mississippi. He was profoundly talented mechanically as far back as his early teenage years, when he salvaged and rebuilt a disassembled motorcycle that he rode for years afterward. At the age of 20, he earned a mechanic certificate from General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich. While serving in the U.S. Navy on a seagoing tug from 1951 to 1955, he built and raced motorcycles with a fellow sailor, Jerry Unser, of the Unser racing dynasty. As a Navy diver, he participated in the stabilization of the sunken U.S.S. Arizona in his home port of Pearl Harbor, in Honolulu, HI. He also witnessed the world’s first detonation of a hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll in 1951. After the Navy, he began a 43-year career with Taylor Machine Works in Louisville, rising to the position of service engineer and training specialist, a job in which he travelled to all 50 states in the United States and numerous other destinations in North American, South America, and the Pacific. He served as a deacon for 50 years at Ackerman Baptist Church, as well as in a variety of other capacties, including chairman of the deacons and Sunday school teacher. He also volunteered his mechanical talents on numerous occasions, helping with the repair and maintenance of the church’s heating and air conditioning systems. He was a member of the Gideons International. He is survived by his wife, Mary McGee, of Ackerman; and two daughters, Patsy Myers (John) of Columbia, S.C., and Cathryn Woods (Joe), of Maumelle, Ark.; a brother, Gerald McGee of Louisville; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lila Nell Miller. Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. McGee to the Ackerman Baptist Church Family Life Center. To sign the family guest registry, visit www.colemanfuneral.com. PAID OBITUARY