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Obits 18 Dec 2014

Lavaughn (Bonnie) Morgan Moore
The Clarke County Tribune
Lavaughn (Bonnie) Morgan Moore, 83, of Quitman, MS, passed away on December 9, 2014, at Anderson's Hospital.
     She was born on March 3, 1931, to John and Janie (Long) Morgan in Stonewall, MS.
     Bonnie is survived by her husband, Jackie Moore; son, Dan (Connie) Moore; daughters, Gail (Rick) Gray and Lynn (David) Mangum; sister, Dorothy Neal; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her first husband, Stan Clements; son, Steve Clements and parents, John S. and Janie Morgan.
     Visitation will be held Thursday, December 11, 2014, 1:00-2:00 pm at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman.
     Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 11, 2014, 2:00 pm at the Wright's Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Gene Neal officiating. Burial will take place in the Stonewall Cemetery.
     Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or First Baptist Church. Online condolences can be given at

Hannah Katherine Tullos
The Clarke County Tribune
Graveside services for Hannah Katherine Tullos were held Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery in Jasper County, MS with Dr. Bob Rambo officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
     Infant Hannah passed away Monday, December 8, 2014, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
     Survivors include her parents, Reverend Jonathan and Jessica Tullos of Stonewall, MS; grandparents, Reverend Johnny and Connie Crosby of Gallman, MS, Gerald Ridout of Philadelphia, MS; and Don and Brenda Tullos of Philadelphia, MS; and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jolly Crosby of Moselle, MS, Mary Ann Aycock of Rose Hill, MS, Mary Tullos of Philadelphia, MS, and Billie Ridout of Philadelphia, MS.
     She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Katherine Ridout; great-grandparents, Rubye and Shelly Steiger, S.L. Aycock, and Patricia Crosby.
     In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Camp Wesley Pines, P.O. Box 307, Gallman, MS 39077.
     Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

Ronda Gale Spivey
The Clarke County Tribune
Ronda Gale Spivey, 63, of Stonewall, MS, passed away on November 22, 2014, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS.
     She was born on May 25, 1951, to Francis Ray and Florene (Kitchens) Spivey in Quitman, MS.
     Ronda worked for and retired from General Motors.
     Ronda is survived by daughter, Sandy (Squeak) Phillips; son, Shannon Clark; sister, Jelene (Jeff) Lewis; grandson, Steven Ray (Alicia) Phillips; granddaughters, Sasha Phillips, Kayla Clark, Kenna-Lee Clark, and Karlee Raye Clark; and a great granddaughter, Lanee' Cochran.
     Memorial celebration services were held on Monday, November 24, 2014, at the Stonewall United Methodist Church.
     Memorials are suggested to the Clarke County Relay for Life or your favorite charity. Online condolences can be given at

Wilma Elouise Miller
The Clarke County Tribune
Wilma Elouise Miller, 80, of Quitman, MS, passed away on December 13, 2014, at her residence.
     She was born on March 31, 1934, to James and Flo Ella Lewis at Clarke Co., MS.
     Elouise is survived by her sons, James Danny (Nancy) Miller and Steve E. Miller; brothers, Roy Lee Lewis and James Sonny Lewis, Jr.; sisters, Louise Sissy Wise, Mary Katherine Boone, Alice Ruth Sox, and Doris Sisson; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, James Gavin Miller; her son, Walter R. Miller; parents, James Edward Lewis, Sr. and Flo Ella Lewis and brother, Charles Lewis.
     Graveside services were held on Monday, December 15, 2014, 3:00 pm at the Stroud Cemetery with Rev. Bernice Fleming officiating.
     Online condolences can be given at

William Brandon Bell
The Clarke County Tribune
William Brandon Bell, 93, peacefully slipped away to be with the Lord on December 12, 2014, at Wisteria Manor in Shubuta, MS.
     He was born December 27, 1920, to William Bridges Bell and Annie Johnson Bell.
     Mr. Bell graduated from Brooksville High School and Millsaps College with a major in Chemistry. He received his Master's degree in Education from the University of Virginia.
     Mr. Bell was on active duty for 4 1/2 years with the United States Army Air Corps as a pilot and Army Corps of Engineers as company commander during the Korean War.
     He later taught chemistry and was a coach at Brooksville and Macon High Schools. He was also an Educator/Coach/Federal Funds Coordinator for the Quitman Consolidated School District.
     Mr. Bell was a member of Quitman First United Methodist Church and Lions Club International. He always enjoyed hunting, fishing, and visiting with family and friends. Making a little muscadine wine was one of his many hobbies.
     He is survived by his wife, Shirley Kelly Bell; sister Miriam Bell Reed (Ken); daughter Seleita Bell Williams of Pearl, MS; sons, John Brandon Bell (Debbie) of Roanoke, VA and Clayton Bridges Bell of Birmingham, AL; stepchildren, Robert Kelly (Joy), Sharon Athey (Eddie), Michael Kelly (Virginia) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He leaves behind a large family who loved him and enjoyed his sense of humor!
     He is preceded in death by his wife, Eva DeCell Bell, his sister Mary Seleita Bell, daughter Brenda Bell Pennington and parents Mr. and Mrs. William Bridges Bell.
     Visitation will be held on Wednesday December 17, 2014, at Wrights Funeral home in Quitman, MS from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Chapel services will be held on Thursday December 18, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. at Wright's Funeral Home with 3:00pm graveside services at the Brooksville Cemetery in Brooksville, MS.
     In lieu of flowers, the family request that you please make donations to Quitman First United Methodist Church, 203 E. Franklin Street Quitman, MS 39355 or to Alzheimer's Association (

Michael Earl Robinson
The Clarke County Tribune
Michael Earl Robinson, 58, of Quitman, MS, passed away on December 14, 2014, at U.A.B. in Birmingham, AL.
     He was born on August 19, 1956, to Henry and Doris (Hays) Robinson in Shreveport, LA.
     Michael is survived by his wife, Lisa Robinson; sons, Wesley (Lindsey) Robinson and Mitchell L. (Andy Olds) Tarver; daughters, Annie (Shane) Ivy, Colleen Marion, and Lea Ann (Jamie) Jones; brothers, Patrick Newman and Terry Newman; grandchildren, Morgan, Allah, Madison, Kade, Luke, Conner, Mylee, Leira, Brandtson, Henry, Lydia, and Hudson.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Earl and Doris Scharlene Robinson and granddaughter, Gracie Robinson.
     Visitation will be held Thursday, December 18, 2014, 5:00-9:00 pm at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman.
     Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 19, 2014, 11:00 am at the Pachuta Cemetery, with Rev. Terry Irby, Rev. Norman Robinson, Rev. Mike Moss and Rev. Terry Mayo officiating.
     Pallbearers will be Gene Covington, Eugene Best, Daryl Dedwylder, Joey Swafford, Joe Holmes and Donnie Valentine. Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of Pachuta Fire Department.
     Online condolences can be given at

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