Obituaries

Mr. Eddie Dean Keeton May 20, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Dean Keeton, 64, will be announced at a later date and time by his family. Mr. Keeton died on Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Winston County. Survivors include sons, Mark Keeton of Ackerman, Michael Keeton of Las Vegas, NV; 2 grandchildren. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Thamar N. (T.N.) Lollar May 22, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Thamar Lollar, 98, were held at Huntsville Church of Christ in Montgomery County, MS on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11 a.m. Rev. Dan Beardain and Rev. Nathan Wright officiated. Burial followed at Huntsville Church of Christ Cemetery. A resident of Weir, Mr. Lollar was a retired mechanic and a member of the Huntsville Church of Christ. He also served in the US Army Air Corp during World War II. Mr. Lollar died on May 22, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS. Survivors include son, Dwight Lollar and wife Judy of Winona, MS; brother L.C. Lollar of Leeds, AL; two grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to Huntsville Church of Christ Cemetery Fund, 928 Hwy. 407, Winona, MS 38967. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ester Bell “Nanny” Walker May 10, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Ester Bell “Nanny” Walker, 80, were held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Meridian on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. Rev. Robert Hopson officiated. Mrs. Walker was a retired restaurant cook. Mrs. Walker was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Mrs. Walker died on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Rush Hospital in Meridian. Survivors include daughter, Wanda D. Young of Meridian; sons, Herman Young, Sr. of Acalde, NM, Johnny Walker of Alexandria, LA, Richard Young of Meridian, Michael Young of Nashville; sister, Betty Johnson of Meridian; brothers, A.C. Henderson and John W. Henderson; 21 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. Williams and Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lillian Gunn Pierce

Lillian Gunn Pierce, 91, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012. She was born July 1, 1920 in Birmingham, AL. She attended Ensley High School and was a Kindergarten Teacher. She was also a member of Oakland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by Joseph M. Pierce, her husband of 50 years. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Larry Martin; 4 granddaughters, Charna and Clark Brown, Rachel and Brad Rounsaville, Mary Ann and Micha Gluth, Laura Jo and John Pittman; 5 great grandchildren, Scout, Ella, Sophia, Lily, and Josephine. PAID OBITUARY

Inez Mitchell Biggers

Inez Mitchell Biggers, age 93, a resident of Cleveland, passed away early Monday morning in a local hospital. Heaven welcomed another blessed soul to heaven! Mrs. Biggers was the daughter of the late Sadie Cassandra Whitten Mitchell and Joseph Ira Mitchell. Her brother, Joe Mitchell Jr., Garland Mitchell and Mack Mitchell also preceded her in death. Mrs. Biggers was a graduate of the Grenada High School in Grenada, Mississippi where she was Valedictorian. She served as secretary to the Editor at White Wing Publishing Company with the Church of God of Prophecy in 1941. After she was married and along with her husband they pastored in Mississippi and after retirement in Illinois. They served as State Overseers to Mississippi, Oregon, East Texas, West Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas. They were in ministry for over 70 years. Mrs. Biggers enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens, quilting, canning, reading, working crossword puzzles and working on jig saw puzzles. She was an excellent cook and it was often she said that she “expressed her love for her family and friends through her cooking”. Mrs.Biggers was a 30 years member of the Keith Street Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include her children, Larry Biggers and his wife Janet, Beverly Roach, Rickey Biggers and his wife Shelia, Cindy Stone and her husband Michael; her grandchildren,, Brannon Biggers and his wife Westlynn Biggers, Alan Biggers and his wife Denee, Carrie Bishop and her husband Brandon, Rebecca Rodgers and her husband Jason, Lacynda Biggers, Kristina Schwenk and her husband Chris, Tamara Biggers, Cassie Moore, Taylor Stone, Mark Stone; her great grandchildren, Kathryn Bishop, Michael Bishop, Lillian Bishop, Paige Rodgers and Adelaide Biggers; and her sister, Joy Mitchell Williams also survived. The Remembrance of Life Service will be Thursday morning at 11:00 from the Keith Street Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor John Stone officiating. The body may be viewed at the church from 10:00 until 11:00 Thursday. Graveside services and Interment was conducted Friday, May 2012 at 2:00 C.S.T. from the McCurtains Creek Cemetery in Choctaw County Mississippi with Reverend Clint Knowles officiating. Family and friends will be as pallbearers. The family received friends in Mississippi on Friday from 11:00 until 1:00 C.S.T. at the Oliver Funeral Home, 609 Highway 9 South, Eupora, Mississippi 39744. The family request that memorial be made to the Biggers-Trussell Reunion Fund C/O Larry Biggers, 8940 Moore Road, Columbus, Georgia 31904. The family received friends in Cleveland on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 at the North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes who was in charge of arrangements. PAID OBITUARY