Obituaries

Muriel A. Gillespie August 22, 2012 Graveside services for Muriel A. Gillespie, 90, were held on August 24, 2012 at 11:00 am at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, Ms. Denver Gillespie officiated.

Native of Minnesota, Muriel Gillespie was a homemaker. She was also a member of Concord Baptist Church near Ackerman. Ms. Gillespie died on August 22, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, Ms.

Survivors include Son, Dave Gillespie of Stirling NJ, Denver Gillespie of Tumbling Shoals AR, Wes Gillespie of Wilmington IL, Michael Pahl of San Diego CA; daughters, Bonnie Black of Ackerman, Muriel Bryant of LaGrande IA, Holly Cornett of Ackerman, Lynda Orbik of Papillion NE, Marti Stumbaugh of Mangum OK; 41 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to Broken Wings Ministry and/or Christian Way United of Choctaw County. To sign the guest registry, visit www.colemanfuneral.com. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Josie Baker Smith August 15, 2012 Funeral services for Mrs. Josie Baker Smith, 90, were held at Mt. Moriah M.B. Church on August 22, 2012 at 11:00 am. Rev. Benjamin Pittman officiated. Burial was held at Memorial Garden.

Native of Winston County, Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. She was also a member of Mt. Moriah M.B. Church. Mrs. Smith died on August 15, 2012 at Winston County Medical Center.

Survivors include husband, Earnest Smith of Louisville; daughter, Barbara Nell Stephens of Chicago IL; son, Lavagus Smith of Louisville; sisters, Mary Triplett of Louisville and Lillie Miller of Clearwater, FL; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Williams & Hampton Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Clifford Triplett August 9, 2012 Funeral services for Clifford Triplett, 64, were held at Friendship M.B. Church of Louisville on August 18, 2012 at 11:00 am. Rev. Benjamin Pittman officiated. Burial followed at Memorial Garden.

Native of Louisville, Mr. Triplett was a laborer. He died on August 9, 2012 at Winston County Medical Center.

Survivors include wife, Helen Triplett; mother, Ruby Triplett; daughter, Karmika Triplett; sons, Marticas and Demillo Triplett; 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Dimple Conway Randle June 16, 1918 – August 29, 2012

Dimple Conway Randle peacefully left this world on August 29, 2012. Born in Union County, Mississippi on June 16, 1918, she was 94 years old. She was preceded by her husband, Hugh Enoch Randle; her parents, Cliff and Beulah Conway; and a brother, Dub Conway.

She leaves three children, Thom Randle of Hilo, HI., Ann Randle Poche of Ponchatoula, LA, and Bob Randle of Big Bear Lake, CA.

“Memaw” doted on five grandchildren, Bo Hemphill of Starkville, MS, Cory Randle of Big Bear, CA, Angie Randle Hemphill of Pittsburgh, PA, Kasey Randle Allen of Napa, CA, and Jason Randle of Chicago, IL. She was blessed with seven great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Anna Grace, and Mattye Hemphill of West Point, MS, Nathan, Jordan, and Owen Randle of Big Bear,CA, and Riley Ann Jenkins of Pittsburgh, PA. She is survived by her sister, Vance Hitt of Blue Springs, MS; and two sister-in-laws, Leatrice Griffin of Coffeeville, MS and Joyce Conway of Blue Springs, MS.

Dimple lived a long and productive life. In 1937, she started college at Blue Mountain College. After her sophomore year, she put school on hold to work, marry and raise three children. She went back to school and graduated from Blue Mountain College in 1957 and later obtained a Master’s degree from Mississippi State University. She taught in the Mississippi public schools and colleges of Mississippi for over 35 years. She enjoyed going to reunions at Weir High School, where she taught for 13 years where many students considered her their favorite teacher.

In retirement Dimple took classes in painting, pottery making and upholstery. She enjoyed gardening and raised beautiful flowers and grew and preserved vegetables and fruit. After living in Jackson for thirty years, Dimple relocated to Bay St. Louis, MS. Hurricane Katrina took away her home and all her collected memorabilia, but never her lively spirit. She loved to laugh and taught everyone she touched how to smile! Graveside services were held Sunday, September 2, at 2:00 p.m. in New Albany, Mississippi Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or other charity of choice is suggested.

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