Mr. Jimmy Allen Howard

A celebration of life will be held for Jimmy Allen Howard, 61, on July 6, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the Howard residence with Randy Dempsey officiating.

Mr. Howard was a retired mechanic.

Survivors include wife, Jan (Barnhart) Howard of Ackerman, MS; sons, Sean Baker of Ackerman, MS, Charles “Buddy” Howard of Texas, Jimmy “Bubba” Howard, Jr. of Ackerman, MS; daughter, Dianna Prescott of Ackerman, MS; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman, MS was in charge of arrangements. To sign the family registry, visit

Mr. Melvin Phelps, Jr

Funeral services for Melvin Phelps, Jr, 79, was held May 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Blythe Creek Baptist Church near Mathiston, MS, with Bro. Mike Fondren officiating. Interment was at Blythe Creek Cemetery near Mathiston, MS.

Mr. Phelps was a retired welder for B&W Corp. and was also a member of Blythe Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Phelps died May 27, 2013 at North MS Medical Center in Eupora, MS.

Survivors include sons, Barry Phelps, Bobby Phelps and Carl Phelps all of Ackerman, MS; daughter, Beth Love of Ackerman, MS.; brother, James Everett Phelps of Nauvoo, AL; sisters, Oline Bell and Mildred Busby of Mathiston, MS and Mamie Lee Jordan of Evansville, IN; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Family suggest Memorials be made to Blythe Creek Baptist Church near Mathiston, MS. To sign the guest registry, visit

Mrs. Earlene Pettit Parker

Funeral services for Earlene Pettit Parker, 81, were held on June 10, 2013, 2 p.m/ at New Liberty Baptist Church with interment at New Liberty Cemetery in Vardaman, MS.

Ms. Parker was retired from Kellwood Company in Calhoun City, MS. She was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. Ms. Parker passed away on June 7, 2013 at Choctaw County Nursing Home in Ackerman, MS.

Survivors include daughter Shirley Parker Scott of Ackerman, MS; sister Virginia Pettit Cheatham of Philadelphia, MS; two grandchildren and to great grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Scott Bounds, Chris Cheatham, Cody Cheatham, Terry Posey, Nacona Scott, Brad Spencer, Keith Spencer and Anthony Stroup. Honorary Pallbearers were Scotty Scott and Billy Wayne Spencer.

Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Vardaman, MS was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolence