Mr. Derian Deljuan Dotson Tuesday January 1, 2013 Funeral service for Mr. Derian Deljuan Dotson, 32 were held at 11:00 a.m. January 5, 2013 at Mount Sinai M. B. Church, Louisville with Evangelist Essie Jackson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A native of Louisville Mr. Dotson was a laborer. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Kaleena Dotson, father Rufus Dotson and mother Bertha Dotson, one brother Brandon Dotson, grandparents Oscar and Ada Dotson and Christine Waldrip all of Louisville, many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.

Beck Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Steven Paul Towne Sr Mr. Steven Paul Towne Sr., 65, died Friday, January 4, 2013, at his home in Louisville, MS. Graveside services were held at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, January 5th, at Yellow Creek Cemetery, with Rev. Dewayne Kelsey officiating. Interment was in Yellow Creek Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Towne was born September 11, 1947, in Brown City, Michigan. He was a member of Zion Chapel Pentecostal Church, and a Vietnam War Veteran.

Pallbearers were David Conn, Larry Pearson, Ray Colton, Alan Mixon, and Charles Martin.

Memorials may be made to Zion Chapel Pentecostal Church, 6529 Garrigues Rd, Louisville, MS 39339. To sign the guest register, go to

Mr. Charles Thomas Causey, Jr Mr. Charles Thomas Causey, Jr., 49, died Saturday, January 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Graveside services were held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, January 7th, at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Billy Bowie officiating. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Causey was born October 2, 1963, in Jackson, MS. He was the owner of Sally’s Cleaners.

He is survived by his daughter, Clair Causey of Louisville; his mother, Peggy Causey of Louisville; his grandmother, Sally Chappell of Louisville; a sister, Terry Garofalo of Fort Myers, FL; and a brother, Scott (Causey of Sarasota, FL.

Pallbearers were Woody Watson, Jay Asters, Troy Whittenton, Josh McNeill, Eddie Lyle, and Mike Clark.

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Mr. Wayne Earl Johnson Monday December 31, 2012 Funeral service for Mr. Wayne Earl Johnson, 58 were held at 1:00 p.m. January 5, 2013 at William & Hampton Funeral Home Chapel, Louisville with Rev. Eichelberger officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Sinai Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Linnie Johnson of Louisville, four daughters Cynthia Nicholson, Brenda Hardin, Tony McCully and Demetrice McMillian all of Louisville, one sister; Sally Martin, and one brother, Andrew Taylor, both of Chicago IL 15 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

William & Hampton Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Carl Ellis Funeral services for Mr. Carl Ellis was held at 2 PM from John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John Stephens officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Carl Ellis, 56, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, MS. He was a mason and a member of Philadelphia Masonic Lodge #93. He worked for Choctaw Housing Authority. Mr. Ellis enjoyed all sports and collecting watches. He was a member of Burnside Baptist Church.

Mr. Ellis is survived by his wife, Becky Ellis of Philadelphia; daughter, Carley Ellis of Philadelphia; sisters, Donna Pierce of Noxapater and Debbie Cole of Morton, IL; brothers, Ted Ellis of Philadelphia and Doug Ellis of Philadelphia; (4) grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.

Pallbearers were Gene Brown Jr., Arvest Warren, James Lee, Scotty Clay, Scott Carter, Glen Willis, Adam Stokes & Steve Cheatham.

Carl G. Bruce

Starkville, Mississippi – Carl G. Bruce, 83, passed away, on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at OCH Regional Hospital, in Starkville.

Carl George Bruce was born February 9, 1929 in Weir, Mississippi to the late Clara Blaine and Carl B. Bruce. Mr. Bruce worked with Continental Baking Company for 30 years in Clarksdale where he was a former resident. He was a member of the Methodist Church and had served in the U. S. Army having served during the Korean War.

Funeral services were Monday, December 31, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pheba Cemetery at Pheba. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ann McGee Bruce of Starkville, MS; two nieces, Evelyn McGee and Linda Wade (Darren); twin great nieces, Lindsey and Lauryl Wade; and a great nephew, Craig Wade; one sister, Elsie Bruce of Ackerman; one brother, Kenneth Bruce of Weir.

Pallbearers were Robert White, Tommy Millsaps, Dale Bigham, Wade McCullough, Brad Vaughn, and Larry McClure. Honorary pallbearers were H. D. King, John Fondren, Mac Moody, Gully and Georgia Warren, and his friends at Vickers Personal Care Home.

Memorials may be made to Vickers Personal Care Home, 114 North Montgomery Street, Starkville, MS 39759.

Visitation was Monday 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.

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