Thursday, April 1, 2010

Miss Erin Moss

Funeral services for Miss Erin Moss, 96, were held at 10 a.m., March 13, 2010 at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman. Rev. Bryan Carruba, Rev. George Buell officiated and Rev. Buddy Smith provided special music. Burial followed in the Enon Cemetery in Ackerman.

A native of Choctaw County, Miss Moss was a retired schoolteacher and a member of South Union Methodist Church near Ackerman. Miss Moss died Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at her residence in Ackerman.

Survivors include sisters Evelyn Moss and Thelma Moss, both of Ackerman, one niece, five great nephews and five great great nieces and nephews.

Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.

Read the challenge given by AHS Principal Erin Moss in The Arrow (school paper) to the AHS Class of 1969.

Read the inspirational Memorial Day address given by Miss Moss on May 27, 2001, at South Union Methodist Campmeeting.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Brenda Collier Wallace

Brenda Collier Wallace, 68, went to be with the Lord Friday, February 19, 2010 at River Oaks Hospital after a long illness. Visitation will be held today from 4:00 - 8:00pm at Baldwin Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 22, 2010 at 2pm in the funeral home chapel with interment at Floral Hills Memory Gardens. (Brenda was a member of the Ackerman High School Class of 1959.)

Mrs. Wallace retired from the MS Highway Patrol in 1991 after 32 years. The next day she went to work for the MS State Troopers Assn., where she worked until her illness. She enjoyed 51 years associated with the State Troopers.

She never met a stranger and would talk to anyone. She enjoyed flowers and tending her flower gardens.

She leaves behind her husband, Martin H. Wallace; daughters, Subrena Hinton and Yvette Ellzey (Randy); grandchildren, Matthew Hinton, Lori and Rachel Ellzey; sister, Ann Godfrey (Noel); brother, Hayes "Duke" Collier (Empress); and a host of friends and relatives.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Nannie Lee "Nan" Burney Randle

WEST POINT – Nannie Lee “Nan” Burney Randle, 91, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Ackerman to Nannie Lee Weaver Burney and Richard Valentino Burney. She graduated from Ackerman High School and Blue Mountain College. She was a third grade schoolteacher for the West Point Public School System for 28 years. She was a charter member the Clay County Unit of the Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi. She was also active in the American Cancer Society’s “Reach to Recovery Program” for 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for more than 40 years and an active worker with the young people of the church. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and growing Day Lillies. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Lewis Martin Randle of Blue Mountain, on Aug. 15, 2007.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery of West Point.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Bounds (Bobby) and Lewise Jackson, all of West Point; three grandchildren, Jay Jackson, Walt Bounds and Drew Bounds (Tatum); her great-grandchildren, Branyan, Baylor, Brylee, Brinkleigh, Aspyn and Burkley Bounds.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her granddaughter, Randee Bounds.

Pallbearers will be Jay Jackson, Walt Bounds, Drew Bounds, Robbie Robinson, Tommy Henley, Bucky Kellogg and Robert Smith.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 794, West Point, MS 39773; or to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, 50 Dunlap Street, Memphis, TN 38103.

Visitation will be from 1 from 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home.

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Jeanette Bright McGill

Jeanette Bright McGill, aged 73, passed away December 30, 2009. She leaves her husband, Howard of Mexico, a half-sister, Ella Staples of Ackerman and many neices and nephews.

Jeanette was born in the Bywy community of Choctaw County, Mississippi. After graduating from Ackerman High School (MS) in '54, she worked as secretary in Memphis for about two years. She moved to Dallas and became an airline stewardess for American Airlines. She continued to fly for them after she and Howard were married. They have lived in Mexico for many years, first in Puerto Vallarta, then they built a home in the mountains.