Mr. Ted Powell
March 29, 2013
Funeral services for Ted W. Powell, 75, were held at 2 p.m. on
Monday, April 1, 2013 at Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Randle
Poss and Rev. Curtis Guess officiating. Burial followed in the church
A resident of Ackerman, MS, Mr. Powell was Farmer and Car Salesman.
He also served in the U.S. Marine Corp. Mr. Powell was a member of
Providence Baptist Church.
Survivors include a wife, Frances Odom Powell of Ackerman, MS; sons,
Andy Powell (Farlene); Jeff Powell; Neil Powell (Marilyn) and step
son, Ashley Odom (Sarah); daughters, Shelia Friedman (Richard);
Amanda Murillo; step daughter, Lynelle Miles (Smokey); brother,
Howard Powell (Mae); half brother, Kevin Powell (Marlene); sisters,
Margaret Duthu, Phyllis Long and half sister, Vickie Guthrie (Billy).
He also had 8 grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren.
Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.
Family suggests memorials be made to American Diabetes Association.
To sign the family registry visit: www.colemanfuneral.com.
Mr. Jerry D.
Funeral services for Jerry D. Ferguson, Sr., were held at 10 a.m.
April 10, 2013 at Morgan Chapel Baptist Church near Sturgis, MS.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
A resident of Sturgis, MS, Mr. Ferguson was a farm manager with
Mississippi State University. He was also a veteran of the United
States Army, having served in Vietnam and Iraq. He passed away April
7, 2013 at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Ferguson of Sturgis, MS; a son,
Jerry Ferguson, Jr. of Newport News, VA; a daughter, Angie Forrester
of Starkville, MS; three brothers, J.E. Ferguson of Illinois, John
Ferguson, of Corinth, MS, and Henry Ferguson of Arcola, MS; three
sisters, Evelyn Reimen of Saltillo, MS, Zay White and Eva Blankenship
of Chalmette, LA. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren.
Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman, MS, was in charge of all
arrangements. The family request memorials be made to the Morgan
Chapel Baptist Church Youth Department and/or the Baptist Children’s
Village. To sign the guest registry, www.colemanfuneral.com.
LAFAYETTE – A funeral service was held Friday, April 5, 2013 at
1:00 p.m. at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette for Dan
Rhodes, 86, who died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Southwest Louisiana
War Veteran’s Home in Jennings. Interment followed in Fountain
Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette. Reverend Larry Langley officiated.
Dan was born Tuesday, June 22, 1926 in Weir, Mississippi and was a
long-time resident of Acadiana. He proudly served as an
Electrician’s Mate Third Class in the Navy during World War II where
he earned the Victory Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Medal.
Dan loved taking care of his yard after his retirement. He was a
very enigmatic man and enjoyed sharing his positive outlook with
others. He developed many valued relationships throughout his entire
career along the Gulf Coast.
Mr. Rhodes was survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Betty
Blackwell Rhodes of Lafayette; two sons, Mike Rhodes and his wife
Kathy and Tommy Rhodes and Debbie Christison all of Youngsville;
three daughters, Diane Taylor of Ackerman, MS, Cindy Eubanks and her
husband Ronnie of Louisville, MS and Becky McIntyre and her husband
Gene of San Antonio, TX; one sister, Edna Winkler of McCool, MS;
fourteen grandchildren, Kerri Whittington, Leigh Thomas, Chance
Taylor, Jolie D’Antonio, Jaime Eubanks, Thomas Rhodes, Taylor Rhodes,
Aaron Rhodes, Adam Rhodes, Sydney Rhodes, Terry McIntyre, Brett
McIntyre, Danny McIntyre and Tyler McIntyre; six great grandchildren
[ and his faithful Boston Terrier, Baxter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Rhodes and the
former Hallie Bowie; and two brothers, Ernest Rhodes and Aaron “Bud”
Visitation was observed at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in
Lafayette on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and
resumes Friday, April 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. until time of services.
Pallbearers were Chance Taylor, Thomas Rhodes, Aaron Rhodes, Adam
Rhodes, Terry McIntyre, Brett McIntyre, Danny McIntyre and Tyler
The family extended a special thanks to the staff at Southwest
Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jennings.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations made in Dan’s name
to Special Olympics Acadiana Area at 116 Longfellow Drive Lafayette,
Online obituary and guestbook may be viewed at
Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery of Lafayette, 1010
Pandora St., (337) 981-7098 was in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Nancy Young Hanna
Ms. Nancy Young Hanna, 78, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at
her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation was Tuesday,
April 9, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home
in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at First United Methodist Church with Rev.
Mike Childs officiating. Interment will be in Masonic Cemetery.
Ms. Hanna was born on April 20, 1934, to Q. C. and Emily Chambliss
Young. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and an
active member of the Relay for Life Cancer Survivor Team of Winston
County. Nancy was also an active member of the Ed Livingston Sunday
School Class at First Methodist Church and she has served many
families in Winston County in her capacity as secretary at Nowell-
Massey Funeral Home.
Ms. Hanna is survived by her son, Hal Hanna; her grandson, Chase
Hanna and wife, Jessica, and great-granddaughter, Chloe Hanna. Nancy
is also survived by step-granddaughter, Dulcie Cherry, and husband,
Brandon; and by step-grandson, Jason Stewart and wife, Angela.
Additionally, she had two step-great-grandchildren, Anna Grace Cherry
and Cody Stewart, all of Louisville. She is also survived by two
sisters, Frances Hill and Bobbye Mills also of Louisville; as well as
a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Charlotte
Webb, Jewel Hembree, and Rose Mary Pearson; and her brother, Quintus
Pallbearers will be Ken Mills, Brian Mills, Jason Stewart, Cody
Stewart, Adam Horton, and Leslie Smyth.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, c/o Penny’s
From Heaven, 532 E. Main Street, Louisville, MS or to the Ed
Livingston Sunday School Class, c/o First United Methodist Church,
300 W. Main Street, Louisville, MS 39339.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home,
724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences
may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at
John Franklin Jolley
February 20, 2013
The family of John Franklin Jolley wishes to express its sincere
thanks to the outpouring of sympathy for the loss our brother. A
resident of Port St. Lucie, Florida, John Jolley, the son of the late
James D. Jolley and Virginia Schaffner Jolley of Louisville, died
February 20, 2013 at the Treasure Island Hospice house after a long
battle with cancer.
A 1958 graduate of Waterford High School in Michigan, John received
his Bachelors Degree in History from Mississippi State University and
was awarded a fellowship to the University of Nebraska in 1964 where
he obtained advanced degrees in Ancient and Medieval History and
Sociology. From 1965 until 2000, John was a Professor of History at
Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, where he taught
Medieval History, Ancient History, History of Modern Britain, and
Social Problems. Professor Jolley was loved by his students and
respected by his colleagues, and among other honors was awarded
Bryant University’s coveted Distinguished Faculty award in 1987 and
chosen Professor of the Year for many years by Bryant University
Upon his death, Bryant University President, Ronald K. Machtley
President, said, “Today we honor the life of former colleague and
dedicated faculty member John Jolley, who taught at Bryant for 34
years before retiring in 2000. Professor Jolley passed away earlier
this week, and in tribute to him we have lowered the flags on the
Bryant University campus to half mast.” A colleague at Bryant,
Professor Gregg Lee Carter, also provided this memorial message on
John Jolley’s life at Bryant: “John Jolley was a stalwart in our
academic community and a longtime champion of Bryant’s History and
Sciences program in particular. He also frequently taught SOC351-
Contemporary Social Problems, bringing a unique and meaningful
approach to the course by inviting those whom he felt were in the
fires of the social problems under study to come and share their
experiences with his class. Over the years, these guest speakers
included the homeless, alcoholics, drug addicts, prostitutes, ex-
convicts, the poorest of the poor, the oldest of the old. His
students were moved by that course and students in general cherished
him. He had a wonderful aura, and his door was always open, both
literally and figuratively. Professor Jolley was also a stand-up
colleague who was dedicated to serving his colleagues and the
University community in many different ways throughout his years of
service at Bryant. When we had an unexpected vacuum in the leadership
of the History and Social Sciences Department in the early 1990s, he
stepped forward and served as Interim Chair. When he was not on
campus, John volunteered his time, efforts, and
compassion to improve the lives of prisoners and formed many
relationships at the state correctional facility in Cedar Junction
(S. Walpole), Massachusetts. With deepest sympathy to those whom
John loved and left behind, and as a way of memorializing his
contribution to the educational life of the Bryant community, please
join me in keeping Professor Jolley in your thoughts today.”
John Jolley was preceded in death by his parents, James D. and
Virginia Jolley, who made their home in the Highpoint Community of
Winston County for over 30 years; and a sister, Glenda “Faye”
McMillin (Jim) of Louisville. He is survived by two sisters, Carol
(Don) Turnipseed of Louisville and Vickki (Billy) Carlisle of
Ackerman; eight nieces and nephews, eight great nieces and nephews
and one great-great niece.
Thank you again for your expressions of sympathy. Sincerely, Carol
Jolley Turnipseed, Vickki Jolley Carlisle, and family.