Obituaries

Wynell V. Banks Sunday, June 3, 2012 Graveside services for Mrs. Wynell V. Banks, 86, will he held at 3 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Hopewell Baptist Cemetery near McCool. Larry Vanlandingham officiating.

A resident of Jackson, Mrs. Banks was a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Sweetwater, Texas. She died, Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Pleasant Hill Nursing Home in Jackson, MS.

Survivors include her son Richard Joe Banks, brother Larry Vanlandingham, sisters Hilda Blanton, Cornelia Davis, Shirley Davis, Alice Holland and Dorothy Leahy, one grandchild and one great grandchild.

Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Ms. Chyna Unique Willis May 24, 2012 Funeral services for Ms. Chyna Unique Willis, 13, were held at Unity M.B. Church on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 2 p.m. Elder James A. Young officiated. Burial at Mt. Sinai.

Ms. Willis was a member of Calvary Apostolic. Ms. Willis died on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Winston County Medical Center in Louisville.

Survivors include mother, Kenisha Hughes of Louisville; father, Kendrick Hughes of Moss Point; sisters, Deasia Hughes of Louisville, Kenaya Jackson of Gautier, Kalisia Hughes of Moss Point, Kennedy Hughes of Pascagoula, My’Kala Luckett and My’Kyla Luckett, both of Carthage; brothers, Lakendrick Bishop of Starkville, Denylon McGram of Moss Point, DeAngelo Willis, Sianquis Willis, Stephen Lee, all of Louisville, Cameron Hughes of Duck Hill, Kendreal Carr and Notorious Hughes of Texas.

Williams & Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. James W. Carter May 30, 2012 A private family graveside service for Mr. James W. Carter, 82, was held on Thursday May 31, 2012 at Enon Cemetery.

A native of Winston County, Mr. Carter was a retired purchasing agent for US Motors and served in the US Air Force. Mr. Carter was of the Catholic faith. Mr. Carter died on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at his residence in Ackerman.

Survivors include sons, James G. “Jim” Carter of Ackerman, John P. Carter of Florida; daughter, Judy Henning of Ackerman; sister, Maureen Perkins of Louisville; numerous grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren.

Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Michael Lee Garey May 24, 2012 Memorial services for Mr. Michael Lee Garey, 62, will be held at a later date.

Mr. Garey was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #4 in Memphis. Mr. Garey died on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

Survivors include mother, Mary Jo Garey; brothers, John Garey, Jerry Garey; sisters, Brenda Holloway, Jackie Hitt, Cathy Pannell.

Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Martha Jean Lewis May 25, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Jean Lewis, 49, were held at Mt. Pleasant No. 2 MBC on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. Rev. Curtis Johnson officiated. Mrs. Lewis was a native of Winston County. Mrs. Lewis died on Friday, May 25, 2012 at her home in Louisville.

Survivors include mother, Lizzie Triplett of Noxapater; daughter, Tina Moore of Louisville; son, Deon Lewis of Louisville; sisters, Elizabeth Culberson, Carol Dotson, both of Noxapater, Brenda Triplett of Louisville; brothers, Clifford Triplett, Lester Triplett, both of Louisville, James Arness Triplett of Noxapater, James Wess of Starkville; 4 grandchildren.

Williams & Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jane Smith Weaver

Margaret Jane Smith Weaver passed away May 18, 2012 at NMMC in Tupelo. Services were at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2012 at Ackerman Methodist Church with burial in Enon Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman was in charge of the arrangements.

Jane was born in Choctaw County, MS on July 14, 1919. Her parents were Hugh Reed Smith and Clara Irving Smith. She attended Weir Elementary School before moving to Starkville with her family at age 12 where she joined the First Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Starkville High School in 1936 and Mississippi State University with a degree in business in 1939.

After graduation, she worked for the Mississippi Extension Service, U.S. Army Officer Training School, and the U.S. Department of Wildlife on the MSU campus.

She married Banks Weaver on May 18, 1950 and moved to Ackerman. She joined the Ackerman Methodist Church with her husband. She taught children’s and youth Sunday school, Bible School, and was a member of several church boards and committees.

She was an independent insurance agent and co-owner of her husband’s family business, Weaver Insurance Agency, Inc., from 1953 until its sale in 1997.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 58 years. She is survived by one son, Hugh Banks Weaver of Ackerman.

Memorials may be made to the Ackerman Methodist Church, French Camp Academy, or Palmer Home for Children. PAID OBITUARY

Donna Sexton Clinton

Donna McDowell Sexton died on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the age of 72. Donna McDowell Sexton was the sixth daughter born to the late Lee and Hilda McDowell of Ackerman, Mississippi.

She was a graduate of Ackerman High School and East Central Community College, Decatur, Mississippi. She married Wayne Sexton of Clinton, Mississippi. She was a faithful member of Highland Baptist Church in Clinton and actively involved in the choir and her Sunday School class. She loved her Lord, her husband, family, church family and friends. Mrs. Sexton began her career as a legal secretary at the law firm of Bacon & Smith in Jackson, Mississippi. She began her service at the Supreme Court of Mississippi in January 1981 as Judicial Assistant to Chief Justice Neville Patterson and Presiding Justice Michael Sullivan. She retired as Assistant Court Administrator of the Supreme Court of Mississippi in December 2010. She was an active member of the Mississippi Legal Secretary organization and had served as President. She had devoted her fifty-year career to the legal profession and felt it was an honor to serve.

She joins the following family members in heaven: her loving husband, Wayne Sexton; her parents, Lee and Hilda McDowell; her brother, Terrell McDowell; her sisters, Kathryn Beck, Mary Jane Jones, and Della Thompson.

Her earthly family includes her brother and sister-in-law, Myron and Lesia McDowell of Dayton, Texas; her sister, Elsie Todd of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and her sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Pete Grantham of Athens, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Highland Baptist Church, (160 Columbia Ave., Jackson, MS, 39209), Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, or the charity of your choice.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 2pm from the chapel of Lakewood Funeral Home. Visitation was from 12pm-2pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park.

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