Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Jimmie Lawrence Long

Jimmie Lawrence Long, 86, a retired Sheriff & Supervisor for Choctaw County, MS, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at his residence in Ackerman, MS. Visitation was Thursday, June 12, 2008, 6 til 8p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Funeral services are 11:00a.m. today at Ackerman Baptist Church in Ackerman, MS with burial in the Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS.Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS is handling the arrangements.

Mr. Long was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Airforce. Mr. Long was a member of the Ackerman Masonic Lodge #119. He served as Sheriff for Choctaw County, MS from 1956-1960. He served as county supervisor for two terms.
Mr. Long was a member of Ackerman Baptist Church where he was in the Patarich Sunday School Class.

Survivors include: wife, Nanilou McCarty Long, Ackerman, MS; two sons, David Long & Pete Long both of Ackerman, MS; two daughters, Cheryl Stacy and Betty Johnson both of Ackerman, MS; one brother, Bill Long of Hernando, MS; four sisters, Maurice Keen of Leland, MS, Sis McClure of Ackerman, MS, Lavelle Moss of Henderson, TX, and Margie Murphy of New Albany, MS; six grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jimbo Johnson, Mark Norman, Jeff Hagan, Jeff Paulk, Andy Stephenson, Hugh Stephenson, Bo Newman, and Jan Ganann. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and members of the Patarich Sunday School Class.
Memorials may be sent to Ackerman Baptist Church or Springhill Baptist Church.

Published in the Clarion Ledger on 6/13/2008.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Audrey Jane Perry

OXFORD – Audrey Jane Perry, 94, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She graduated from Ackerman High School and went on to recieve her R.N. degree in nursing from University of Tennessee School of Medicine. She served in World War II in the Army Nurse Corps as a 1st lieutenant, serving from 1943-1946. She then recieved her B.S. in nursing at Vanderbilt University in 1950 and went to work at TVA as supervisor of nursing. She was a retired registered nurse in Chattanooga. After retirement, she was active in local cultural organizations in Chattanooga. She was also active in organized activities at her church, Brainerd Presbyterian, working with church office staff for seven years in charitable activities. Later, she became a member of First Presbyterian Church in Oxford, where she was active in womens groups and served as voluntary church historian. She enjoyed attending church and Sunday School.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Mark Catledge Jackson and the Rev. John Semmes officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemtery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a brother, Hervey B. Perry of Dallas, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:30 until 2:00 at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 924 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655.