Death Notices

Obituaries for March 19, 2001

James T. Acy

GREENWOOD – James T. Acy, 81, of Black Hawk, died Friday at his residence.

Mr. Acy was a retired mechanic with Yazoo Valley Oil Mill in Greenwood after over 30 years of service. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

The funeral was at 3 p.m. Sunday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bud Daves and Father Hillary Brezenskie officiating. Burial was in Mt Olive Cemetery in Black Hawk.

Mr. Acy is survived by his wife, Minnie Lee Acy of Black Hawk; a son, Bobby R. Acy of Black Hawk; four grandchildren, Sylvia Hamrick, Kimberley A. Young, both of Greenwood, Raymond Acy and Barry Acy, both of Winona; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bubba Leigh, Walter Compton, Milton Farrish, Mike Acy, Danny Prince and Scott Acy. Honorary pallbearers were Lee Hamrick IV, John David Young Jr., Dalton Acy, Hunter Acy, Payton Acy and Colby Acy.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clara B. Allbritton

WINONA – Clara Bell Allbritton, 92, died Wednesday at Veterans Administration Hospital in Jackson.

Miss Allbritton was a secretary. She was a member of Moore Memorial United Methodist Church.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Winona.

Miss Allbritton is survived by a sister, Sarah Land of Winona.

Lee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn H. Jackson

Kathryn Hitt Jackson, 79, of Grenada, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

Mrs. Jackson was former owner and operator of Jackson Beauty School. She was a member of All Saint Episcopal Church, past Matron of Eastern Star, a member of Daughters of the Kings, the Garden Club, and the Iris Club.

Mrs. Jackson was also a leader of the Community Bible Study and active in the Grenada County Literacy Program.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. today at All Saints Episcopal Church with Father Gregory Proctor officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Jackson is survived by her husband, John Sidney Jackson of Grenada; a son, Larry Sheffield of Grenada; three daughters, Bobbye Kay Shields of Oxford, Phoebe John Corder of Germantown, Tenn. and Sydney Gail Lamb of Independence; a brother, Dan Gore Hitt of Kossuth; a sister, Virginia Vance of Grenada; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Brett Holland, Spence Holland, J.P. Shelley, John Sheffield, Matt Harris, and Larry Sheffield Jr.

Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Kereczman

BATESVILLE – Charles Kereczman, 65, of Sardis, died Wednesday at his residence.

Mr. Kereczman was a retired police officer for Sardis Police Department. He was a deacon and member of Hebron Baptist Church.

Mr. Kereczman was also a United States Vietnam War Navy veteran after 20 years of service.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Smith officiating. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville.

Mr. Kereczman is survived by his wife, Vivian Ramsey Kereczman of Sardis; two stepdaughters, Pat Muse Pugh of Memphis, Tenn. and Mary Muse Lansdale of Tyler, Texas; a sister, Irene K. Polcar of Bethlehem, Pa.; 14 step-grandchildren; and 30 step great-grandchildren.

Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Wylma F. Lord

GREENWOOD – Wylma Fleming Lord, 90, of Schlater, formerly of New York City, a native of Reform, Ala., died Saturday at her residence.

Mrs. Lord was a former clerk for Saks of Fifth Avenue in New York City, N.Y. She was a member of Schlater United Methodist Church, the Daughter of the American Revolution, the Greenwood Women’s Club, the St. John’s Acts and the Greenwood Bridge Club.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. F. Wilson Ray and Glenn Miller officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lord was the widow of Alan David Lord.

She is survived by a number of nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers will be Russ Lewis, Bobby Fleming, Hal Fleming, Edward Fleming, William Fleming, Tom Lord and Carl Thach. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Lord Jr., Jimmy Lord, Gerald Lord, Leslie Lord, Benny Herring, Harry O’Neal and Charles Brock.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Martha T. Massey

GREENWOOD – Martha Turnbow Massey, 70, a native of Cottonwood Point, Mo., died Sunday at her residence.

Mrs. Massey was a store manager for Triple Stop in Greenwood. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jim Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Garden Cemetery in Caruthersville, Mo.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Massey was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Florence Turnbow; and a sister, Dorothy King.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Truman Massey of Greenwood; four daughters, Elaine Howren of St. Genevieve, Mo., Dale Adkins of Franklin, Va., Beth Purifoy of Greenwood and Kathy Smith of Lubbock, Texas; three sisters, Alice Johnson, Opal Lafferty both of Caruthersville, Mo. and Helen Kyser of Demopolis, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bill Howren, Bob Adkins, Charles Purifoy, Steve Smith, Richard Benz Jr., and John Caleb. Honorary pallbearers will be Jess Pond and Buddy Cook.

Memorials may be sent to Sta Home Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James E. Miller

GREENWOOD – James Eugene Miller, 61, of Cruger, a native of England, Ark., died Thursday at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.

Mr. Miller was a farm manager of Delta Gold Plantation.

Graveside services were at 12:30 p.m. today at Forrest Park Cemetery in Forest City, Ark.

Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Pamela N. Miller of Cruger; two sons, Mathew K. Miller and Rodney S. Miller, both of Cruger; two daughters, Terra J. Miller of Elmirage, Ariz. and Tracie D. Miller of Bakersfield, Calif.; five brothers, Thomas C. Miller of Shafner, Calif., Bobby D. Miller of St. Louis, Okla., Roy M. Miller of Hughes, Ark., Roger D. Miller of Little Rock, Ark. and Johnny W. Miller of Bakersfield, Calif.; three sisters, Hazel P. Johnson of Shafner, Calif., Betty J. Roberts of Colt, Ark., and Claudia A. Ashley of Fairplay, Mo.; and a grandchild, Joe Chavez of Elmirage, Ariz.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred A. Reilly

GREENWOOD – Mildred Alice Poole Carithers Reilly, 64, of Coila, died Friday at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.

Mrs. Reilly was a homemaker and volunteer at Golden Age Nursing Home. She was a member of Black Hawk Baptist Church and was past vice-president of Black Hawk Water Association.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Black Hawk Baptist Church with the Rev. George Mims officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Reilly is survived by her husband, James Patrick Reilly of Coila; a son, William E. Carithers of Coila; three daughters, Rita L. Leverette of Greenville, Stella Daves of Coila and Laurie Carithers of Greenwood; a stepson, Daniel S. Reilly of Little Rock, Ark.; a stepdaughter, Pam Herrington of Lake; a brother, Billy W. Poole of Tucson, Ariz.; four sisters, Martha McMinn of Greenwood, Ava D. Collins of Gulfport, Audie Hill of Kinston, N.C. and Frances Weaver of Arlington, Va.; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Paul Vaughn, Doug Worley, Pee Wee Bailey, Stan Spells, Roger Wiltshire and Arthur Dunlap. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Daves, Doyle Herrington, Alvin Wiltshire, Billy R. Perry Jr. and Johnny Nichols.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lillian N. Ross

Lillian Newsom Ross, 82, of Grenada, died Friday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mrs. Ross was a retired head inspector in the seamless knitting department of Pennaco Hosiery Mill. She was a member of Grenada Church of God.

The funeral was at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Grenada Church of God with Bros. Frank Samples and Hulon Evans officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada.

Mrs. Ross was the widow of Wesley Ross.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda R. Stafford of Eupora; two brothers, Lynn Newsom of Memphis, Tenn. and Doug Newsom of Clinton; two sisters, Louise Adams of Grenada and Shirlene Young of Itta Bena; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

National Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William K. Wiltshire

WINONA – William Kenneth Wiltshire, 56, of Whitfield, died Wednesday at Whitfield Hospital in Whitfield.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton with the Rev. Eli Wiltshire officiating.

Mr. Wiltshire is survived by two brothers, Rev. Eli Wiltshire and Tom D. Wiltshire, both of Carrollton; and four sisters, Virginia W. Kelly of Jacksonville, Fla., Helen E. Moore of Milwaukee, Wis., Marchelle E. McConnell of Carrollton and Roxie W. Kinney of Muskegon, Mich.

Pallbearers were Tom D. Wiltshire, David S. McConnell, Donnie Wiltshire and Troy Wiltshire.

Memorials may be sent to Providence Baptist Church in Carrollton.

Lee funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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