Obituaries

Ms. Elsie Marie Keen Ayres Monday, July 30, 2012 Funeral services for Ms. Elsie Marie Keen Ayres, 88, were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 1 at Hickory Flat United Methodist Church in Hickory Flat. Rev. Brownie Towhill, Rev. Neal Vick, and Rev. Lanny Autry officiated. Burial followed in McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat.

A native of Ackerman, Ms. Ayres was a long-time teacher and a homemaker. Ms. Ayres died Monday, July 30 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Survivors include husband, Sidney Rivers Ayres of Hickory Flat; daughter, Deborah Autry of New Albany; son, Sid Ayres of Hickory Flat; sister, Betty Sue Adams of Ackerman; brother, Lamar Keen of Oxford and a sister-in-law, Maurice Keen of Leland; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jimmie A. Jones Friday, July 27, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Jimmie A. Jones, 69, were held at 3:00 p.m., on Friday, August 3, 2012 at Reform Chapel M.B. Church in Ackerman. Rev. James A. Boyd officiated. Burial followed in Reform Chapel Cemetery in Ackerman.

A native of Columbus, MS, Mr. Jones was a retired from working at the Jackpost Corporation in Kosciusko. He was also drafted into the U.S. Army where he fought in the Vietnam War. He was an active member of Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church and was a member of the Maben Masonic Lodge #24. Mr. Jones died Friday, July 27, 2012 in Ackerman.

Survivors include wife, Sylvia Ann; son, Marktrece Miller of Bristol, TN; four daughters, Keeona Carter of Starkville, Crystal Goss of FL, Jamie McNeal of Weir, and Jalisa Blair of Logansport, TX; sister, Annie Thomas of Columbus; and 15 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Carl Johnson

Mr. Carl Johnson, 60, passed away Saturday, July 28,, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS. Visitation was held Sunday, 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home. Funeral services were Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Irvin, and Rev. Ricky Magee officiating. Interment was at Mt. Moriah Cemetery at Webster Co. MS.

Mr. Johnson for a Forestry Instructor, and a member of Ackerman Baptist Church at Ackerman, MS.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, W.O. and Juanita Johnson; and a brother, Johnny Roberts.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Evelyn Smith Johnson, Eupora, MS; 2 sons, Bill and wife, Jada Johnson, Ackerman, MS, and Joey and wife, Tonya Johnson, Weir, MS; 1 sister, Pat Holmes, Eupora, MS; 1 brother, Earl and wife, Carolyn Johnson, Selmer, TN; and 3 grandchildren, Camden Johnson, Raina Johnson, and Kiptyn Johnson.

Pallbearers were Robert Black, Wilbur Chancellor, Leon Holmes, John Magyar, Benton Nail, Mike Pearson, Robert Toobs, and Van Johnson.

Arrangements were handled by Oliver Funeral Home, Eupora, MS. PAID OBITUARY

Mrs. Faye McFall Swindle

Mrs. Faye McFall Swindle, 81, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora, MS. Visitation was Tuesday, July 31 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home. She lay in state at the church for 1 hour prior to the service. Funeral services were Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Rev. Curtis Guess, Rev. Danny Swindle, and Rev. Danny Bryant officiating. Interment was at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery at Choctaw County.

Mrs. Swindle was the owner/operator of Swindle Grocery, and she was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church at Choctaw County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rexal Swindle; and a son, Herman A. Morris.

She is survived by two sons, Wade (Patti) Swindle, Eupora, MS, and Don (Brenda) Swindle, Mathiston, MS; one step-daughter, Billie Davis Morris, Sikeston, MO; one daughter-in-law, Judy Morris, Eupora, MS; one sister, Nelda (James) McFall Boone, Kenneth, MO; 9 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Steve Walker, John Swindle, Lee Swindle, Andy McCool, Michael Holmes, and Shawn Morris. Honorary pallbearers were Eric Gore and Buddy Maddox. Memorial may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

All arrangements were handled by Oliver Funeral Home, Eupora, MS. PAID OBITUARY

Cullen W. McCarty Pearl, MS

Cullen Waufield McCarty went to be with Jesus on August 1, 2012. He was born June 18, 1922. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army Air Corp. He attended First Baptist Church in Pearl. He will be missed much by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by a son, Wayne McCarty; mother, Georgia Oliver McCarty; father, James Edward McCarty; and brother, James Erwin McCarty.

He is survived by a son, Jimmy McCarty (Joyce); daughters, Sandra Scruggs (Jerry), Tanzie Brown (Shot), Candice Moore (Bud), and Brandi Bosarge; and many grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Services were held at First Baptist Church of Pearl on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment was in Choctaw County at his life long church, Providence Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to Providence Baptist Church, 50 Meadowlane St., Eupora, MS 39744. PAID OBITUARY

Edward Wayne Vaughan

Edward Wayne Vaughan, 86, passed away on July 31, 2012. Growing up a farmer, he attended Maben High School. With the Navy taking him from the classroom, his mother accepted his high school diploma on his behalf while he was serving overseas. Wayne was a sailor in WW II where he served in Okinawa and Battle of the Philippine Islands. He was a carpenter for several years before working for the Housing Department at Mississippi State University for over 20 years. He was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Duff and Velma Vaughan; and his wife of 58 years, Martha Lou Shurden Vaughan.

He is survived by his two sons, Gary Wayne Vaughan (Beverly) and Don Rodney Vaughan (Sharon); his sister, Katheleen Vaughan Carlson; brother-in-law, Elton Shurden (Ruby); grandchildren, Rockford Wayne Vaughan (Ellie), Victoria Noelle Vaughan, Quintin Kyle Vaughan, Paul Benjamin Vaughan; and great grandson, Ryder Wayne Vaughan.

Visitation was Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville, MS. Funeral services were Friday, August 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Center Grove Baptist Church in Maben, MS. Burial was in the Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Randle Poss conducted the service.

Memorial donations may be made to themCenter Grove Baptist Church.

You can go online and sign the guest register at: www.welchfuneralhomes.com. PAID OBITUARY