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Linda Waller

Apr 01, 1953 - Nov 01, 2023

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Poplarville, MS

Linda Waller, age 70, of Poplarville passed away on Wednesday, Novemver 1, 2023.A full obit will be posted when available.Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport, is serving the family.

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Fannie Ruth Payne

Aug 01, 1946 - Feb 25, 2024

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Poplarville, MS

Fannie Ruth Payne, age 77, departed this life into God’s presence on Sunday, February 25, 2024. She was born in Covington County, Mississippi on August 1, 1946 to Lorna and James Wallace. She was a very loving wife and a devout Christian, who was kind, caring, and sweet also very strong minded. She was a nurse in her earlier years. She enjoyed her roses and gardening and loved the outdoors. Fannie had a passion of ordering jewelry and various items from QVC! Fannie and her husband, Charles had a passion for equines and ranching that led to the conception of the Three P3P Ranch in Poplarville, Mississippi, where they raised Angus Cattle and overtime cultivated champion Paint Horses. Their favorite, “Blue” was honored as World Champion in 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. This accolade was the pinnacle of their journey of ribbons and awards in their equestrian pursuits. Fannie and Charles were avid travelers, they traveled throughout the United States on their Harley Davidson and BMW Motorcycles, meeting and making lasting friendships with people they encountered along their way, including celebrities. She is preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband of 34 years, Charles Luther Payne, Sr. Fannie leaves to cherish her memory to many special friends who loved her dearly like family. Family and friends are invited to attend her Celebration of Life Funeral Service on Friday, March 1, 2024 at White Funeral Home, 315 Hwy 11 South, Poplarville, Mississippi for 11:00 am. Services will be officiated by Dr. Ray Spence II. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in Enterprise Cemetery in Enterprise, Mississippi.

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Anthony Joseph Gendusa, Jr.

Apr 09, 1932 - Feb 18, 2024

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Poplarville, MS

In Loving Memory of Anthony Joseph Gendusa, Jr. With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Anthony Joseph Gendusa, Jr., a cherished member of New Orleans and Poplarville, MS communities, beloved family man, and respected Architect, who departed this life at the age of 91 on February 18, 2024, in Poplarville, Mississippi. Born in New Orleans on the 9th of April,1932, Anthony’s early life as a boy was rooted in Algiers. He attended Behrman High School and played football at Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA. As a young boy Anthony was fascinated with flying and created balsa wood & tissue paper planes and kites. He joined the United States Air Force and served during Korean War times. He was assigned to Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska where he became a Link Trainer instructor teaching pilots about instrumentation and flying at the arctic circle, which he absolutely loved. After being honorably discharged Anthony attended Louisiana State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture in. He said, “God was the greatest of all Architects” and drew many pieces of art from his spiritual dreams. Anthony returned to New Orleans to lay down the foundations of a career and start Anthony J. Gendusa, Architect AIA, Inc. With fifty-five plus years in the field his work was expansive and diverse, with projects that included elementary schools to Sea-Saint Recording Studio, Brake tag and Fire Stations, the Airport, Performing Arts Centers, Federal Court building, Stadiums and residences. Along with his son Stony & daughter Anne the trio composed a design team that would help restore, rebuild and expand new projects for Orleans and Jefferson Parish after Hurricane Katrina. Anthony’s work leaves a lasting imprint on the city’s landscape and surrounding areas. Anthony, a member of the American Institute of Architects, served on the City of New Orleans Planning Commission, The City of New Orleans Housing Authority. As an Architect for West Jefferson Hospital he was very proud of the design for the massively thick structure which it took to house the Cyberknife. He received multiple awards for projects, including being featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. His personal homes often featured signature plexiglass floors with tall windows spanning two stories, often with views among the oak trees. Anthony was loved by many, and he felt the same in return. Numerous individuals speak of him as their mentor and someone who made a positive impact on their life and career. A common word used when describing Anthony was “honest.” He truly was the hardest working, kindest, most unique, humble, generous individual who was always supportive and positive. He rallied success and ambition in others. Beyond his professional achievements, Anthony was a man of diverse interests; It would not be unusual for him to be at kickboxing one night and opera the next. He took pleasure in running, weightlifting and skiing in Vail, Colorado. Powerful music was a part of his life and home. The sounds of Simon & Garfunkel, Pink Floyd, Enya & Yanni to the Godfather and Luciano Pavarotti could be heard when visiting. He appreciated greatly designer clothes with Gianne Versace and Prada being favorites. He served as a float Lieutenant in Bacchus and was an avid enthusiast of sports cars. At one point, having a dragster driven by his son kept in the driveway at his home in uptown New Orleans. He liked looking at the moon, drawing his signature trees, a good cup of “joe” with chicory, a steak from Ruth Chris, and a big pot of red beans and sausage. Left to honor and remember Anthony are his beloved Lisette Copping, his loving daughter, Anne O’Neill Gendusa Smith (Michael T. Brown), his sister, Gertrude May Gendusa his grandsons, River Smith, Seth Smith, and his daughter-in-law, Shelley High Gendusa (Stony). He was predeceased by his parents, Anthony J. Gendusa, Sr., and Gertrude Beck Gendusa, and his beloved son, Anthony Joseph "Stony" Gendusa III, his sisters Mary Barbara Yokum of Amarillo, Tx, Mary Louise Morrison of Akron, Ohio and brother Salvador Gendusa II. Anthony is survived by other special family and dear friends, including Brittney Smith Brown, his nieces and nephews in Texas and New Orleans, as well as their children, their spouses and in-laws. His presence and daily texts are already greatly missed. Funeral services will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home (5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., NOLA, 70124) on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends and have visitation from 11:00 am until services, Tuesday at the funeral home. A burial will take place at Lake Lawn in the near future. A celebration to honor Anthony’s life will be held this spring in Mississippi. In lieu of customary remembrances, memorials may be directed to the Anthony J. Gendusa, Jr. Scholarship at Pearl River Community College Foundation. To view and sign the online guest book, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com

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Robert Jackson

Jun 17, 1938 - Feb 20, 2024

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Poplarville, MS

Robert Jackson, age 85, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, peacefully departed this life to enter God's eternal presence on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. He was born on June 17, 1938, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to James and Dorothy Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James Jackson. Left behind to forever cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 44 years, Mona Jackson, his brother Harold Jackson, his six children: Robert Jackson Jr., Beryl Coote (David), Rebecca Lozada (Pedro), Tammy Kinchen (Tim), Steven Bourgeois (Susie), Michelle Keith (William), twelve grandchildren: Kristen, Jessica, Kasey, Steven Jr., Jeffrey, Robert, Holly, Anna, Mark, Caleb, Jacob, Joshua, and six great-grandchildren: Layla, Ashlyn, Trey, Rowan, Michaela, and Camille. In his youth, Robert served his country proudly in the US Air Force. Upon returning home, he dedicated himself to serving his community, joining the New Orleans Police Department. After his retirement from the police force, he continued his commitment to safety and security as the Director of Security at Methodist Hospital. For 35 years, Robert was a faithful resident of Poplarville, Mississippi, where he was an active and devout member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He was also a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, receiving the esteemed Lumen Christi Award for his unwavering dedication to his faith and community. Known for his warm sense of humor, Robert brought joy to those around him. He had a passion for learning and exploring new places, and he treasured the time spent with his family above all else. His love knew no bounds, and his legacy of kindness, love, and laughter will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him. In honoring Robert Jackson's memory, let us celebrate a life well-lived, a man deeply loved, and a soul now at peace in the embrace of God's eternal grace. May his spirit continue to shine brightly in the lives of all who knew him. Family and friends are invited to attend Robert's visitation on Monday, February 26, 2024 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at St Joseph Catholic Church, 12 Bilbo Hill Drive, Poplarville, Mississippi. His Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Cemetery, 379 W Seneca Road, Lumberton, Mississippi.

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Helen Jean Hammack

Jun 25, 1945 - Feb 21, 2024

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Poplarville, MS

Memorial Services for Helen Jean Hammack, age 78, of Poplarville, MS who passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024 will be held, March 3, 2024 at 2:00 PM in Oak Hill Pentecostal Church.Graveside Memorial Services will be held, March 3, 2024 at 3:00 PM at Oak Hill Cemetery.Services are under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.Bro. Larry Head will officiate at the service.A native of MS, she was a former Avon Representative and a member of Oak Hill Pentecostal Church. Nana was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother who loved her family and enjoyed cooking her signature dishes for them. She was quite a character who enjoyed playing jokes on her friends and loved ones and listening to her favorite country music. She had an amazing green thumb and could grow anything and everything. She never met a stranger-she spoke to everyone. We will all miss her terribly but we know we will see her again.She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Louis Hammack; parents, Guy Underwood and Grace Rogers Underwood; son, Ricky Hammack; granddaughter, Monica Holmes; all of her siblings.Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Rhonda (Larry) Head; granddaughters, Morgan (Adam) Smith, Mallory (Tyler) Krutzfeldt, Macey Head, Tricia Weigel, and Lisa Featherston; great-grandchildren, Chanley, Cale, Callee, Kayla, Taylor, and Tristan; numerous nieces and nephews.

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Ruth Eleanor Lomerson

Jul 26, 1930 - Feb 20, 2024

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Poplarville, MS

Ruth Eleanor Lomerson, age 93, departed this life into God’s presence Tuesday, February 20, 2024. She was a member of the Woman’s Soroptimist Club. At the young age of 14 she would write vmail letters to 15 young military men overseas in World War II and she kept all the letters she received from them, and held them dear to her heart. She attended Otterbein University in Westerville Ohio, which was one of the first colleges to accept women to study the same classes as men in 1949. Ruth was a manager of a travel agency where she had many opportunities to travel. She was an excellent cook and cake decorator. She loved babysitting the little ones. Her favorite pastime was riding in the car with her beloved husband, Gerald. Ruth loved spending time at the cabin that her dad built in Michigan, where she enjoyed water skiing, snowmobiling and entertaining huge crowds. She was very involved with her churches, the first being Palm Harbor Methodist Church in Florida. She volunteered in the nursery, office and in the Braille Ministry at First United Methodist Church, in Poplarville, Mississippi. Left to forever cherish her memory is her beloved husband of 57 years, Gerald Lomerson; seven children, Carol Beyett, Susan Starke, Nancy Bickum, Jim Lomerson, Catherine Lomerson, David Lomerson and Ronnie Lomerson; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Her family also included many dogs she raised from puppies. Her last baby was her Border Collie, Dixie. Family and friends are invited to Ruth’s Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, March 2, 2024 for 11:00 am at The First United Methodist Church, 708 South Julia Street, Poplarville, Mississippi. In Lieu of flowers the family wishes for you to make donations to Blueberry Hill Nursing Home, 1005 S. Shivers St., Poplarville, MS, 601-403-8177 or an organization of your choice.

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Hazel Ernestine Smith

Oct 03, 1926 - Feb 11, 2024

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Poplarville, MS

Hazel Ernestine “Stine” Smith lived a full life of more than 97 years—born October 3, 1926, as the first-born of three daughters to Herbert Ernest and Juanita Harvey Smith of Derby. It was because of her intentional decision to make Jesus Christ Lord over her life and to walk with Him during those 97 years that she was finally rewarded Sunday morning February 11, 2024, and ushered into His presence to live eternally with Him. Her marriage to John Wiley “Dub” Smith of Poplarville December 3, 1954, lasted 51 years until cancer took him early on May 12, 2006. From that day, Maw continued as matriarch always holding her family close and leading them well. Her indominable spirit throughout her life led her on a journey to complete her college education in Chicago at Northwestern University to gain a degree in Medical Records Administration. That decision ultimately brought her to a place of leadership at Memorial Hospital Gulfport as Medical Records Administrator for several decades and even to serve as a consultant to Pearl River County Hospital after her retirement in 1987. Maw, as she is lovingly called by countless people, was kind; she loved Jesus, she loved people, she loved God’s word and was a stalwart prayer warrior. Someone rightly stated her heart was as open as her door. And her door was always open. Most of all, her heart was always open to Christ and to His leading and direction which often resulted in impacting the lives of others. She is already greatly missed, but will never be forgotten. Her children rise and bless her, and we thank God for giving us such a mother. Maw is survived by her four children—John Joel “Joey” Smith (Tammy Daughdrill) of Columbia, MS; Peggy Lynn Smith Gwin (Steven) of Piperton, TN; Melinda Kay Smith Bowman (Joe) of Poplarville; and David Herbert Smith (Belinda Ladner) of Poplarville; her seven grandchildren—Joel Adam Smith, Wendy Nicole Smith, Trent David Smith, Travis Michael Smith (Shelby Ladner), Joshua Luke Bowman (Laura Davion), Hannah Ruth Bowman Ferguson (Slade), and Joseph Seth Bowman; and her eight great-grandchildren—Abbie Leigh and Molly Kate Smith, Lakelyn Rayne and Waelyn Dean Smith; Avia Elizabeth, John Luke and Joshua Liam Bowman; and Isla Katherine Ferguson. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 Family and friends are invited to attend the evening wake for Ernestine on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at White Funeral Home, 315 Hwy 11 South, Poplarville, Mississippi from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will be held at Juniper Grove Baptist Church, 289 Juniper Grove Road, Poplarville, Mississippi on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 am at Juniper Grove Baptist Church on Thursday, February 15, 2024. Burial to follow in the Church Cemetery.

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Chelsea Renae Barnes

Oct 12, 1992 - Feb 09, 2024

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Poplarville, MS

Chelsea Renae Barnes, 31, passed away on February 9, 2024, in Poplarville, MS. Born on October 12, 1992, in Gulfport, MS, to Rufus and Melissa Barnes. A proud graduate of Poplarville High School, Chelsea's musical talents shone brightly as a member of the band, where she mastered the clarinet. Her passion for music continued at Pearl River Community College, performing in a memorable march at President Obama's Inauguration. Beyond her musical endeavors, she dedicated herself to the field of home health care. Her natural nurturing ways made her a cherished caregiver, and the families she served held her in the highest regard, often considering her part of their own. Her zest for life was evident in her larger-than-life personality. She never met a stranger, approaching each new acquaintance with the same warmth and openness that she extended to her closest friends. Her adventurous spirit was a driving force in her life, leading her to explore new places, savor the experience of trying new restaurants, and seek out the thrill of discovery on the open road. Whether she was dancing to her favorite tunes, getting lost in a movie, or cooking up her favorite pasta dishes, Chelsea did so with a joy that was contagious. She was as creative as they come, she had the ability to find ingenious solutions to everyday problems. Those hands were never too pristine to dig into a project or to offer help; her generosity was as natural to her as breathing. As the first grandbaby in her family, she was adored and doted upon, a fact that only amplified her ability to love and care for others. Chelsea's role as a mother was her #1 joy in life. She enjoyed taking her son to the park and embarking on spontaneous adventures with him. Her love for her child was a clear reflection of her own upbringing—filled with love, laughter, and the freedom to embrace life's wonders. She was the person who would give you the shirt off her back without a second thought, whose hugs and massages could soothe even the weariest of souls, and the brightest smile to make your cloudy day shine bright again. Chelsea is preceded by her maternal grandparents, Judy and Hayward Ladner Sr., paternal grandparents, Maggie and Edward Barnes Sr., aunts and uncles, Retha Mae McCullom, Edward Barnes Jr., Charlie Barnes, Johnny Barnes, and Michael Barnes. Left to cherish each and every memory are her parents, Rufus and Melissa Barnes; her sweet baby boy, Bryton Richard Bey and his father David Richard Bey; siblings, Anthony (Laken) Barnes, Aaron Barnes, Terance Barnes, Rufus Barnes Jr., and Reashad Mullins; nieces and nephews, Brettley, Hollyn, Elizabeth, Kinsley, Kamari, Tancie, Madison, Zoey, and Avery; aunts, Mandy (Melvin) Gibson, Earlene (Lennell) Ball, Betty Turner, Alfrida Barnes, Darlene (Thomas) McNair; Uncles, Howard Ladner, Michael Ladner, Joseph Barnes. Along with numerous cousins that were more like siblings, family, and friends. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Barnes family and asks that you keep them in your prayers for the days ahead. To to the family or in memory of Chelsea Renae Barnes, please

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Joseph Lee Leroy Johnson

Jun 08, 1956 - Feb 05, 2024

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Poplarville, MS

Joseph "Lee" Leroy Johnson, age 67, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024 at Pearl River County Nursing Home, following a long illness. Lee was born to Joseph and Barbara Johnson on June 8, 1956 in Jacksonville, FL. He was a graduate of Abrams High School in New Orleans and Louisiana Tech University. He was a Civil Engineer and worked most recently for Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix and Hickson in their Natchitoches, LA office. Lee moved to Poplarville in 2000 where he owned Twin Oaks Farm, raising registered Beefmaster cattle. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Natchitoches. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his late wife, Kay and his daughter, Christin. Left to forever cherish his memory are his wife of 20 years, Anne; step-children, Brian Goff (Whitney), Mollie Goff (Ndil) and Joey Reynolds (Cara), to whom he was a loving father; four sisters, Vickie, Karen, Hilary and Laurie and one brother, Mark. A Memorial Service officiated by Bro. Ken Rhodes and Rev. Robert Wilkes will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024 for 4:00 pm at White Funeral Home, 315 Hwy 11 South, Poplarville, Mississippi. Friends are invited to join the family for visitation from 3:00 pm until the service begins. He will be interred in the Columbarium at Trinity Episcopal Church in Natchitoches. Interment will be private. The family wishes to thank the physicians and staff at Pearl River County Hospital, Highland Community Hospital and Enhabit Hospice, who cared for Lee in his final months. They are also most deeply grateful for the loving care he received from the staff at Pearl River County Nursing Home.

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Charlotte Gayle Baughman

Feb 10, 1947 - Jan 25, 2024

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Poplarville, MS

Charlotte Gayle Baughman, age 76, of Poplarville, Mississippi passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024. She was a retired teacher at Poplarville High School. She is preceded in death by her mother, Grace Bilbo Baughman and two brothers, Roger Baughman and Tony Baughman. Left to forever cherish her memory are her two daughters, Shannon Baughman and Heather Howell and five grandchildren, Heath Howell, Evan Howell, Lawson Howell, Lila Howell and Dean Howell. *****Please check back for updated service times*****

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Dadean Cowan King

May 10, 1932 - Jan 15, 2024

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Poplarville, MS

Dadean Cowan King was born May 10, 1932 in Mobile, Alabama and passed away January 15, 2024 in Poplarville, Mississippi. After retiring from working for the Coast Guard in New Orleans, she moved to Poplarville, Ms and became a homemaker. Her parents were Daniel A. Cowan and Daisy Anderson Cowan of Semmes, Alabama. She is survived by one sister, Patricia Burgess of Mobile, Alabama, and beloved nieces and nephews: Linda Stiltner (Roger), Judy Browning (Donny), Laura Edwards (Danny), nephews: Mike Burgess (Carol), Scott Burgess, Gueron Cowan. She was dearly loved by caretakers Allie and Braden Holmes and James Howard. Funeral services will be Monday January 22, 2024 at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Visitation 11am - 12pm. Graveside service at noon.

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