Monday, May 12, 2014

20 Feb 2014 Obits

Bro. Harrison Long, Jr.
The Clarke County Tribune
Bro. Harrison Long, Jr., 93, of Enterprise, MS, passed away on February 12, 2014, at Anderson Hospital, Meridian.
     He was born on October 8, 1920, to the late Harrison Long Sr. and the late Nancy (Well) Long in Tuscaloosa, AL. In 1940 he was united in holy matrimony to the late Evelyn Gray Long in Laurel, MS, a union that lasted for 47 years.
     In 1942 he was drafted into the Army and served during World War II for three years. During his tour of duty in Germany his hands and arms froze. His injuries caused him to lose feelings in these parts of his body. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and became a successful vegetable farmer. He was also a charter member of Enterprise Veteran of Foreign Wars Lodge #5786 (in 1978) and a VFW life-time member.
     Mr. Long grew up in Laurel and attended Second Allen AME Church. After moving to Enterprise in the 40's, he joined New Fellowship MB Church where he worked faithfully along wit his wife. He was an ordained deacon and served in many other capacities. He loved the Lord and truly loved and served New Fellowship for nearly seventy years.
     His survivors include three daughters: Lenora Cooley of Shreveport, LA; Roger Mae (John) Presley of Brooklyn, NY; and Mary Price, Racine, WI; one brother: Bennie Long of Chicago, IL; one sister-in-law: Thelma Long of Chicago; two foster sons, James and Sylvester McCray of Meridian; 14 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, including a dear and special friend Mrs. Lola Hardaway and a dear "friend-like-a-son," George M. Hardaway.
     In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two sons: Johnnie Lee and Willie Charles Edmonson; four brothers: Percy James, Jimmy, Jessie, and Walter Long; two sisters: Hattie Gregory and Rosie Lee Goodwin; three sisters-in-law: Viola Long, Essie Gray, Carrie D. Burns; two brothers-in-laws: George Henry Gray and Rev. John C. Burns, Sr. and four grandchildren.
     Funeral services for Bro. Long will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Oscar James Holt officiating. Visitation will be held at the Church one hour before the service. Burial will be in the New Fellowship Cemetery.

Charlotte Marie Couch Willis
The Clarke County Tribune
Charlotte Marie Couch Willis, 91, of DeSoto, MS, passed away on February 7, 2014, at Golden Meadows Personal Care Residence.
     She was born on April 11, 1922, to Frank Couch and Eula Coker Couch in Clarke Co., MS.
     Charlotte is survived by son, John A. Willis; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
     Visitation was held Sunday, February 9. 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman, MS.
     Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 9, 2014, 2:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Hollingsworth, officiating.
     Burial will took place in the Odd Fellows Cemetery Quitman, MS.
     Online condolences can be given at www.wrightsfuneral.com.



Evon Lambert Rainer
The Clarke County Tribune
Evon Lambert Rainer, 78, of Quitman, MS, passed away on February 12, 2014, at Anderson's Hospital.
     She was born on March 27, 1935, to Josh and Viola Carney in Choctaw County, AL.
     Evon is survived by her husband, William Rainer; son, Greg (Sybil) Wood; step-son, Jimmy (Angie) Rainer, daughters, Tywanna (Donnie Fleming) Lambert and Holly (Michael) Wilson; brothers, Robert Carney and J.C. Carney; sisters, Myrtle Carney, Doris Bell, Billie Smith, and Betty Jenkins; grandchildren, Chasity Hamrick, Casey (Jed) Dearman, Natalie Wilson and Nathan Wilson; step grandchildren, Allen Rainer, Cody Rainer and Nate Rainer; great-grandchildren, Bayley Dearman, Meredith Dearman, Jake Dearman, Cash Dearman and Victoria Hamrick; and step great grandchildren, Kaylan Rainer and Keona Rainer.
     She was preceded in death by husband, Huey Lambert; parents Josh and Viola Carney; sister, Annie Coody; step-son, Kenneth Rainer and step-grandson, Nick Rainer.
     Visitation was held Thursday, February 13, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman.
     Funeral services were held on Friday, February 14, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at the Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Culpepper and Rev. Jim Arnold officiating. Burial took place in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
     Pallbearers were Rex Jenkins, Major Stewart, Paul Bell, Jack Dixon, Jed Dearman and Wendal Buffington.
     Online condolences can be given at www.wrightsfuneral.com.

Joseph S. Sanders
The Clarke County Tribune
Joseph Solon Sanders, 94, passed from this life Sunday, February 9, 2014, in Brandon.
     Funeral services were held Friday, February 14, 2014, at Skyway Hills Baptist Church in Pearl. Interment followed in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home of Pearl directed.
     Mr. Sanders was born August 19, 1919, in Pachuta, MS, a son of the late Joseph M. Sanders and Ida Marie Nichols Sanders.
     He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. and a member of the Brandon Baptist Church. He was a retired truck driver for the Teamsters Union.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Erna W. Sanders; brother, J.M. Sanders; and sisters, Ola Killian, Mildred Fitzgerald and Joyce Tatum.
     Survivors include his sister, Farris Rowell; and many nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Brandon Baptist Churcht, 100 Brandon Baptist Dr., Brandon, MS 39042.
     Visit online baldwinleepearl.com to sign online guest register.

Albert Bryan Taylor
The Clarke County Tribune
Albert Bryan Taylor, 67, of Quitman, MS, passed away on February 11, 2014, at his residence.
     He was born on September 23, 1946, to Joe and Elsie (Downs) Taylor in Meridian, MS.
     Albert is survived by his wife, Rebecca Ann Taylor; son, Shorty Bagby; daughter, Rebecca (John) McGrew; brother, Paul Goldman; sister, Faye Anne McRainey; two grandchildren; one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Taylor; and mother, Elsie Taylor.
     Visitation was held Thursday, February 13, 2014, after 5:00 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman.
     Funeral services were held on Friday, February 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at the Corinth Assembly of God with Rev. Doug Manning officiating. Burial took place in the Corinth Assembly of God Cemetery.
     Pallbearers were Mark Haney, Shorty Bagby, Johnathan McGrew, Steven McGrew, David Jenkins and Billy Shelton.
     Online condolences can be given at www.wrightsfuneral.com.

Annie Mae Smith
The Clarke County Tribune
Annie Mae Smith, 77, of Stonewall, MS, passed away on February 6, 2014, at her residence.
     She was born on January 5, 1937, to Tom and Emma (Waltman) Cowart in Prichard, Al. She was a member of Westwood Baptist Church in Meridian, MS.
     Annie is survived by her son, Lamar Smith; daughters, Barbara (JD) Whitaker, Martha (Kenny) Stroud, Jackie Smith, and Cheryl (Timmy) Harrison; step-daughters, Mary Jo (Edwin) Gunn and Thelma (Hugh) Chancellor; 15 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren and extended family members.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest M. "Jack" Smith; mother, Emma Cowart; father, Tom Cowart; sister, Bessie Shelly; and brother, Cannon Cowart.
     Visitation were held Friday, February 7, 2014, after 5:00 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman, MS.
     Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ritchy Davis and Rev. Tony Chancelor officiating. Burial took place in the Rolling Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
     Pallbearers were Michael Downs, Brad Stroud, Dustin Smith, Justin Smith, Billy Scrimpshire, Scott Smith, Landis Herrin and Jamie Walker. Honorary Pallbearer was Andy Harrison.
     Online condolences can be given at www.wrightsfuneral.com.

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