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Kathlene Upshaw

Jul 30, 1930 - Sep 22, 2023

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Louisville, MS

"Lucy Kathleen Hatcher Upshaw, 93, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2023, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be in Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, September 26 at 1 p. m. with Reverend Becky Smith officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 12 to 1 p. m. at the funeral home in Louisville. Interment will follow the service in Middleton Cemetery. Kathleen was the only child of James Denton "Jack" and Lillie Bel...Read More

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William Jackson Robinson

Feb 17, 1936 - Jan 15, 2024

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Louisville, MS

"William “Bill” Jackson Robinson, 87, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be 12 p.m. Friday, January 19, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Trent Jaudon officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until service time. Interment will immediately follow the service in Louisville Memorial Cemetery. Bill was born February 17, 1936, to Elmer and Annie Roberts Robinson in Meridian, Mississippi. He was an active member of South Louisville Baptist Church. Bill relocated his family to Louisville where he served as plant manager of the Georgia-Pacific Plywood Plant. Later, they moved to Crossett, Arkansas, where he served as regional manager of several plywood plants. He enjoyed traveling all over the United States with his wife; playing golf; and bowling, eventually joining a Bowling League. Bill was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working in his yard; but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family—especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bill is survived by his daughters: Shirley Sanders and husband, Mitch, of Louisville; Judy Gainey and husband, John, of Ocala, Florida; Susan Daniel of Madison, Mississippi; Karen Adcock and husband, Kevin, of Louisville; and Tammy Rademacher and husband, Erik, of Madison. One of his greatest joys was being “PaPaw Bill” to his grandchildren: Brian Sanders (Laura); Lisa Algarin (Alex); Sherry Swilley; Jason Quinn; Jennifer Dunn; Eric Adcock (Cortney); Kayla Richards (Josh); Madison Rademacher; and Bailey Rademacher; as well as his 14 great-grandchildren: Cade Sanders; Lydia Sanders; Cooper Sanders; Macie; Hunter; Olivia Mariano; Colby Quinn; Reid Dunn; Samuel Quinn, Walt Adcock, Leighton Adcock, Presleigh Richards; Harper Richards; and Jett Moudy. He is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends. Bill is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Minnie L. Robinson; three grandchildren: Mark William Swilley; Clifton Elliot Sanders; and Brittany Nicole Adcock; his parents; and his siblings: Bob Robinson, James Robinson, Billy Robinson, Jimmy Robinson, and Willa Mae Pogue. Serving as pallbearers are Brian Sanders, Jason Quinn, Eric Adcock, Josh Richards, Bailey Rademacher, Rusty Suttle, and Bennett Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are Buddy Rogers, Charles Henry Stokes, and Lowell Wilson. Memorial contributions in honor of Bill may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online at stjude.org. The family would like to express their love and appreciation to the following for the excellent care given to our father during his illness: Buddy Rogers, caregiver and friend; Quality Hospice; Servants Heart; Winston Medical Center and Staff; Dr. Dustin Gentry; Louisville Healthcare Center and Staff; Oktibbeha County Hospital/Intensive Care Staff; but most of all, we are thankful for the prayers we received from family and friends that sustained us through this journey. Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com."

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Frederick Paul Strickland, Jr

Aug 30, 1945 - Jan 14, 2024

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Louisville, MS

Frederick Paul Strickland, Jr, age 78, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at his beloved farm west of Louisville. Fred was born on August 30, 1945, in Greenville, Kentucky, to Thelma Louise Cotton Strickland and Frederick Paul Strickland, Sr. and Fred grew up in the Birmingham, Alabama area, where the family settled in Montevallo.Fred graduated from the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi Law School, where he was a member of the Ole Miss Band for 7 years, playing clarinet and trombone. He practiced law in Mississippi, worked in the oil and gas industry as a landman and later as a right of way agent and title supervisor on pipeline projects in many states. He planted a peach orchard on his farm and sold the peaches he harvested locally for several years. He was a charter member of the Mississippi Watercolor Society and sold most of his watercolors. He enjoyed working on his farm, was an amateur birdwatcher and kept bees.He is survived by brothers Samuel F. Strickland of Montevallo, Alabama, and Robert F. Strickland, and a niece, Debbie Strickland of Florida. His neighbors David and Martha Mills provided enormous support in his last years during a chronic illness, and everyone in the Mills family helped him manage the end of his life while at home at his beloved farm.Other special friends are Julie Van Thof, Jane Woosley and husband Pat McAllister, Rachel Nowell, and all of the members of the Mills family on Shiloh Road and so many kind neighbors. Heartfelt thanks is also extended to Legacy Hospice workers, especially Hospice Nurses Kelsey White and Mandi McDaniel and CNA Elise Hood and Social Worker Laura Claire Livingston, Dr. Drew Anthony, and caregivers Keisha Robinson, Kazlee Robinson, and Kaliyah Cork.

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Robert Lee “Bob” Combs, III

May 14, 1952 - Jan 10, 2024

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Louisville, MS

"Robert Lee “Bob” Combs, III, 71, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at his home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 13, at 11:00 a.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mark Mayo officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 9 a.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow the service in Murphy Creek Cemetery. Bob was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on May 14, 1952, to Robert Lee Combs, Jr. and Frances Lewis Combs. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Mississippi State University. In 1974, he moved to Louisville to work at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where he worked until 1985. For several years, he worked as a consultant in the forestry industry. He loved his farm and all things outdoors. In 1999, he became the owner of Ward Farm Service and through his business, he helped many in the community with their farming needs developing close friendships. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Beverly Jackson Combs; and his children: Beth Combs Stoots and Robert Lee Combs, IV, (Haley Moore) all of Louisville. One of his greatest joys was being “Daddy Bob” to his grandchildren: Roper Stoots and Brayleigh Stoots. He is also survived by two sisters: Connie Combs Templeton (Chip) of Starkville, Mississippi; and Phyllis Combs Miller (Stanley) of Knoxville, Tennessee; his niece, Kara Templeton Herman; three nephews: Trey Templeton, Jeremy Miller and Luke Miller; and his brother-in-law, Bruce Jackson. Bob was preceded in death by his parents. Serving as pallbearers are Roper Stoots, J. R. Stoots, Trey Templeton, Austin McDaniel, Casey Smith, and Charlie McCorkle. Honorary pallbearers are Duane Culpepper, Freddy Fulcher, Glenn Hickman, Quentin Hill, Ricky Miller, Bobo Ming, Gene Reed, and Robert Warner. Memorials in honor of Bob may be given to the Brent Jackson Scholarship Fund, Blue Mountain College; Murphy Creek Building Fund, 5420 Bond Road, Louisville, MS 39339 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online at stjude.org. Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com."

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Christinna Ann Popec

Oct 03, 1972 - Jan 04, 2024

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Louisville, MS

"Christinna Ann Popec, 51, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2024, in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Taylor Yarbrough and Reverend Becky Smith officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 9:30 a.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will immediately follow the service in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Christi was born October 3, 1972, to Carl Noel and Peggy Ann Crummy Stokes in Louisville. She was a member of Vernon Church. Christi enjoyed watching Ole Miss football and wrestling. She also enjoyed arts and crafts especially scrapbooking and journaling. Christi dearly loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. She also deeply loved the children that she had the pleasure of babysitting. Christi is survived by her children: Adam Carl Popec, Morgan Ann Popec (Kelcey), and Jasmine Leigh Popec (Matthew). She also leaves behind her father, Carl Noel Stokes; her sister, Carla Holdiness (Joey); nephews, Drew Holdiness (Sydney) and Trevor Holdiness; niece, Madison Womble (Dalton); and great-niece and great-nephews, Annistyn and Jett Womble, and Boden Holdiness. She is also survived by her loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Christi is preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Ann Stokes; and her brother, Carvel Ray Stokes. Serving as pallbearers are Drew Holdiness, Trevor Holdiness, Coty Stokes, Jeff Rogers, Joseph Boatner, and Jay Stokes. Honorary pallbearers are Mica Stokes and Marty Bennett. Memorials in honor of Christi may be given to Shriners Hospital for Children online at www.shrinerschildrens.org or by mail at Shriners Children’s, P. O. Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394. Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com."

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Donald P. Starnes

Jun 11, 1944 - Jan 05, 2024

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Louisville, MS

"Donald P. Starnes, 79, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2024, at his home in Louisville, Mississippi, with his loving family at his side. Visitation will be Sunday, January 7 at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home from 5 pm to 7 pm. Funeral services will be 10 am on Monday, January 8 in the Nowelll-Massey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will immediately follow the service in Evergreen Cemetery. Full obituary to follow."

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Ira Woodward Horton, Jr.

Jun 26, 1940 - Dec 30, 2023

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Louisville, MS

"Ira Woodward Horton, Jr. 83, better known as I.W. to his customers, family, and friends, left his earthly home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 30, 2023 after a brief battle with cancer. I.W. was born to Ira Woodward Horton, Sr. and Flora Lawrence Horton on June 26, 1940 in Winston County, Mississippi. He graduated from Louisville High School in 1958, East Central Community College in 1961, and later attended Mississippi State University before opening Horton Furniture and Appliance with his family on Main Street in Louisville. He later opened Horton Appliance Repair where he served many loyal customers until his retirement. I.W. was a member of Whitehall Church and served in the U.S. Army, as well as, the National Guard. After retiring, I.W. enjoyed working in his yard and looking after his pasture and tree farm. I.W. is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Judy Kemp Horton; his son, Woodward Brent Horton, and his sister, Faye Love Horton, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James L. Horton and Henry Dean Horton and two sisters, Evelyn H. Black and Mary Nell Horton. Funeral services will be held at Whitehall Church on January 2, 2024, at 11:00 AM with visitation from 10:00 AM until service time at the church. Funeral services will be under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Holt, Ethan Jordan, Tony Jordan, Tony Kemp, Clinton Mills, Colton Mills, William Moody, and Grant Vandiver. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Blair, Ricky Childress, Scott Childress, Danny Mills, and the men of Whitehall Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Whitehall Church, c/o Garvin Whitten, 10954 Highway 14 West, Louisville, MS 39339. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com."

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Marion “Buddy” Ball

Aug 18, 1933 - Dec 28, 2023

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Louisville, MS

"Marion “Buddy” Ball, 90, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, January 1, 2024, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Heath Hillman officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will immediately follow the service in Murphy Creek Cemetery. Buddy was born in Louisville, Mississippi, on August 18,1933, to William Dee and Hester Prisock Ball. Buddy along with his wife, Frances, were entrepreneurs of several business ventures in Louisville. Among their most distinguishable ventures were Kwik Pik #1 and Kwik Pik #2 as they were the first convenience stores in the area. Buddy earned a Bachelor of Science degree and was a Certified Public Accountant. He was a member of the Louisville Volunteer Fire Department for more than 30 years. Buddy loved to play cards at the fire department and enjoyed fishing. He also served as a mail carrier back when the mail was delivered on rural routes and he served as president of the local Housing Authority. Buddy answered the call of his country by serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. In his later years, you would often see him sitting in his rocking chair on the front porch of his home on Ball Drive waving to those who drove by. Buddy is survived by his children: Debbie Ball Williams of Olive Branch, Mississippi; Marion “Rooster” Ball and wife, Jennifer, of Louisville; and William Ball and wife, JJ, of Noxapater, Mississippi. One of his greatest joys was being “Pop” to his nine grandchildren: Carley (Ramey) Smith, Casey (Lindsey) Cade, Taylor Williams, Laurel Ball (Michael) Beckham, Madelyn Ball (Thomas) Pugh, Mack Ball, Stewart (Ansley) Ball, Wyatt Ball, and Roper (Conner) Ball; as well as his six great-grandchildren: Sarah Scott Smith, Catherine James Smith, Holt Cade, Mia Cade, Francy Cade, and Rayne Beckham. He also leaves behind a sister, Delores Glazier, in addition to many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Buddy is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Frances Stewart Ball; his parents; his sister, Ann Mayo; and his brother, Robert D. “Sonny” Ball. Serving as pallbearers are Casey Cade, Mack Ball, Stewart Ball, Wyatt Ball, Roper Ball, Michael Beckham, Ramey Smith, and Thomas Pugh. Memorials may be given to the Murphy Creek Cemetery Fund, 5420 Bond Road, Louisville, MS 39339 or to the Winston Shrine Club, c/o Grover Vinning, 23 Tommy Drive, Philadelphia, MS 39360. Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com."

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Patricia Maria Caminiti

Mar 18, 1959 - Dec 28, 2023

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Louisville, MS

"Patricia Maria “Pat” Caminiti, 64, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi, with her family at her side. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 2, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 3, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dwayne Barrett officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in Murphy Creek Cemetery. Pat was born on March 18, 1959, to Peter Caminiti and Lyda Rea Pennington Caminiti. Pat is survived by her husband of 40 years, E.T. Smith; her daughter, Melissa Thrash of Noxapater, Mississippi; and her son, Patrick Fussell, of New Orleans, Louisiana. One of her greatest joys was being “Grandma” to her 14 grandchildren and her nine great-grandchildren whom she dearly loved. She is also survived by two sisters, Melba Armstrong and Paula Caminiti; and by two brothers, Russell Caminiti and Clyde (Josephine) Jones. Pat was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Joe Allen. Memorials in honor of Patricia may be given to the Noxapater Tiger Club, Attention: Becky Hamilton, 220 W. Alice Street, Noxapater, MS 39346. Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com."

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Mavis Reynolds Draper

Aug 26, 1924 - Dec 26, 2023

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Louisville, MS

Mavis Reynolds Draper, 99, died on December 26, 2023, at Winston Medical Center, Louisville, Mississippi. The life of Mavis Draper will be celebrated at the First United Methodist Church, Kosciusko, Mississippi at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service. Culpepper Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. Mavis is survived by her three children, Robert Adams (Bob) Draper (Sharon), Anne Draper Fair (Dave) and James Reynolds (Jim) Draper (Anne). Eight grandchildren, Davis Love (Deck) Fair IV(Maggie), Allison Fair Chambliss (Baker), Katherine Reynolds Draper Head (Jesse), William Adams Draper (Brande), James Adams Draper, II, Francis Draper Ingram (Russell), Andrew Caney Fair (Carolyn), and Emily Draper Fairchild (Connor). She also leaves behind sixteen great-grandchildren. Born August 26, 1924, in the heart of Attala County, Mississippi, she was the beloved matriarch and the steadfast trunk of a family tree that flourished through the generations. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of fifty years, James Adams Draper along with her parents H. C. (Joe) and Myrtie Nowell Reynolds of Williamsville, Mississippi. She was also preceded in death by her siblings and their spouses, Edwin Reynolds (Eleanor), Elmer Reynolds (Bobbie) and Marie Dickerson (Ham). A graduate of Kosciusko High School, Class of 1943, Mavis’s early years were marked by her service at W.C. Leonard and Company. She had many fabulous stories about working at the department store during the WWII years. She relayed anecdotes about navigating the stringent rationing requirements. She and her father helped Mr. Leonard get enough gasoline to drive to the Durant train station in order to get to market in St. Louis. There, Mr. Leonard was able to secure enough merchandise to insure sales during the war-time economy. She met her husband, James, when he was offered a position as a junior shareholder at the company upon returning from military service. She saw the tall handsome man and said, “I’m going to marry him.” She did. They had three children together. Mavis took time off from full-time work at the store while raising children. In the 1970’s she returned to Leonard’s, which by then was championed by W. C.’s son, Billy Leonard. She enjoyed developing a ladies’ ready-to-wear business. She travelled to Dallas and New York on buying expeditions. At one point, her taste level was so precisely honed that many salesmen who represented apparel lines would make Leonard’s their first stop when introducing a new seasonal line. Mavis would suggest how to put the line together. As a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Kosciusko, she was on the Altar Guild for many years and was a member of the Hattie Kelly Sunday School Class. She took great pride in making sure the altar flowers and linens were perfect for Sunday service. Entertaining as a hostess for the New Century Club and Garden Club were also points of joy for her. Mavis retired from Leonard’s in 1988. She enjoyed travelling and taking care of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hosting elaborate family holiday meals brought her great pleasure. After the death of her husband, she moved to Oxford, Mississippi to be close to her daughter, Anne Fair. Her house became a neighborhood gathering place. Many days and evenings were spent on her front porch with neighbors dropping by. Her last party was one that she hosted for her 99th birthday. Being a very proud and independent woman, Mavis lived alone almost to the end of her life. She managed her own affairs and was actively involved in her neighborhood. She loved shopping and drove her car well into her 90’s. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Kosciusko, French Camp Academy, or the personal charity of choice in her honor.

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Bobby Ruth

Dec 10, 1935 - Dec 10, 2023

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Louisville, MS

"Bobby Ray Ruth, 88, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2023, at his home in Louisville, Mississippi, with his loving family by his side. Funeral services will be 2 p. m. Wednesday, December 13 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Junior Davis officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 11:00 a. m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will immediately follow the service in Bevill Hill Cemetery in Louisville. Full obituary to follow. "

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