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Besides traditional funeral services, Mississippi funeral homes also offer cremation. It is possible to have a traditional funeral service with viewing and choose cremation. It can ease the expense of the grieving family. Traditional visitation and funeral rites at Mississippi church or funeral facilities is still followed before cremation. In this case a specially designed casket is used for the purpose. Funeral Directors from Mississippi funeral homes will help you make the right funeral arrangements.

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Civil-rights activist set example fighting for change - The Detroit News

Monday, May 01, 2017

Buy PhotoMs. Nancy Brand(Photo: Oralandar Brand-Williams / The Detroit News)Buy PhotoNancy Brand was given a tough choice as a civil-rights activist fighting in the Mississippi Delta for the right to vote in the early 1960s: Vote or feed your children.During the struggle by Mrs. Brand and other poor blacks fighting for the right to vote, some Mississippi government officials withheld free aid from them because of their involvement in the movement.After a firebombing at the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee office in Greenwood, Mississippi, where Mrs. Brand worked as the secretary of the organization, she fled north with eight of her nine children on a Greyhound bus in March 1963 with the help of Mississippi civil rights leaders like Medgar Evers, U.S. Marshals and the U.S. Justice Department amid threats on her life by segregationists for taking part in organizing for voting rights.Her story was among those featured in a Jet Magazine article that year.Mrs. Brand, a Detroit resident and the mother of Detroit News staff writer Oralandar Brand-Williams, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, following a bout with pneumonia. She was 93.“She wante

Dr. Terrell Davis 'Ted' Blanton - Shelbyville Times-Gazette

Monday, May 01, 2017

Ruth Ellen, William, and Wesley Watson, Chase Blanton, and Ted and Lillian Dickey. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Michelle Dickey.A graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta Honors Society. After graduating from The University of Mississippi Medical School in 1962, Dr. Blanton practiced medicine for 55 years. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the Academy of Otolaryngology, Paul Harris Fellow and the President of the Central Medical Association in Jackson, Mississippi. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Tennessee Medical Association, the Mississippi State Medical Association, and the Southern Medical Association. He loved his patients and cared for them with a healer’s heart.Ted served in the Navy from 1961-1974 where he earned the rank of Commander. He received many commendations for his exemplary service. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Navy never left him as his family and friends can attest.He was an artist and musician. He played the banjo, drums, guitar, and piano. He was a member of the band The Docs of Dixieland, which cut records and played at events such as The Satellite Ball in Washington D.C. (He was known to dance the night away with his wife at Presidential Inaugural Balls.) Since moving to Shelbyville, he has enjoyed nearly weekly meetings with the R.O.M.E.O. Club (retired old men eating out), reading books suggested by friends and family, and recounting the stories of his childhood and bragging about his grandchildren to anyone with two good ears.Throughout his life, he was an active mem

Nevada A. (Bollman) Ruby Obituary - WKBN.com

Monday, May 01, 2017

M. (the late Donald “Donnie”) Swope of Bedford, Pennsylvania, John E. (Patricia) Ruby of Austintown, Ohio, David D. (Elaine) Ruby of Canfild, Ohio, Geraldine “Gerrie” (James) Thomas, of Meridian, Mississippi, Edith A. (the late Kenneth, Sr.) Slusher of Lake Milton, Ohio, Dwayne I. “Buddy” (Connie) Ruby of Kingston, Ohio and Nevada “Liz” (the Robert K. Sr.) Chalfant of Youngstown, Ohio; siblings, Ethel Ford, Hannah McKnight, Margaret Cornelius, Elise Gates, Sally Hess and Joe Bollman; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.Besides her parents Nevada was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William D Ruby; siblings, Ruth Tedrow, Paul Bollman, Dolly DuVall, Maryann Weaver, David Bollman; two grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.While Nevada had a hard life her family said that she was the most kind and loving mother anyone could ever have, that she made sure all of her grandchildren had a blanket made by her own hand, that her door was always open and no matter how little she had nobody was ever turned away because she would make a place for them so they felt welcome. Nevada was proud of her long time membership at Grace Church of the Nazarene and her love of the Holy Bible.Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of her Memorial Service at 12:30 p.m. in the Grace Church of the Nazarene Church, 5253 W Webb Rd, Youngstown, Ohio 44515. Burial to immediately follow in the Brunstetter Cemetery.Arrangem

Mississippi doll collector buried dolls as a child in play funerals - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CLOSE Enjoy a walk-through, walk-back in time to the historic Mississippi Delta town of Nitta Yuma with members of a family that is working to preserve its legacy. Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-LedgerThe small Delta community of Nitta Yuma once boasted a population of nearly 600. That population is now around 20, including three members of the Phelps family, whose roots run 200 years deep here.(Photo: Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger)NITTA YUMA —  More than 6,000 eyes and not a blink or a wink.It is one of the largest doll collections in the state. More than 3,000 fill the sizable building that served as a general store in the 19th century.That is just one of the oddities of Nitta Yuma, a Delta community near the banks of Deer Creek in Sharkey County, 40 miles north of Rolling Fork and 35 miles south of Leland.Its story is like many others throughout Mississippi. Once a booming cotton community with a population approaching 600, Nitta Yuma is now home to about 20 souls who wouldn’t consider living elsewhere.But itty bitty Nitta Yuma also is unique

Bill Minor's funeral set for 11 am Friday at St. Richard Catholic Church - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Saturday, April 08, 2017

CLOSE Veteran journalist Bill Minor of Jackson died Tuesday after covering Mississippi for seven decades. Dave Anderson for the Oxford AmericanJournalist Bill Minor covered Mississippi for 70 years. The 94-year-old died on March 28.(Photo: Courtesy of "Eyes on Mississippi" documentary)Friday’s funeral for Bill Minor is expected to be a gathering of friends, fellow reporters, politicians and many others.Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hank Klibanoff, who once worked alongside Minor at the State Capitol, is scheduled to speak at the funeral.Other nationally known reporters are expected to attend the funeral, which begins at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Richard Catholic Church, 1242 Lynwood Drive, Jackson, followed by a reception.Minor covered Mississippi for 70 years, starting with the 1947 funeral of U.S. Senator Theodore Bilbo. He worked many of those years as the bureau reporter for the Times-Picayune of New Orleans.Click here to read Minor's full obituary.A documentary on Minor’s life, “Eyes on Mississippi,” is showing at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Malco Grandvie

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Brupbacher - St. Charles Herald Guide

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

City Park, fishing in the lagoons and paddling in Bayou St. John. His love of the outdoors led him to look for rural property.  In 1974, he bought his first piece of land in Mississippi. What started as a weekend getaway for the family became an outlet for his restless work ethic; he built houses, grew crops, took steps to conserve the land and made the property self-sustaining. He became a farmer, tennis player, woodsman and conservationist.  His farm has not only served as a treasure for family and friends, but also became a temporary home for many after Katrina.  In the aftermath of the storm, Cembell moved to Laplace and grew incrementally. Today, with over 300 employees, Cembell Industries is one of the premier fabricators of process equipment in North America. Up until December 2016, Ben was still working every day, fishing, and traveling to the farm on weekends.  His legacy of successful entrepreneurship and his strong work ethic will live on through his children and grandchildren as he moves on to the cosmos to join his grandsons Cyrus and Justin. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Frank Wilklow and everyone at Gifted Health Care especially Tina Bacchus, Iana Carter and Gina Cardoza.Relatives and friends of the family at invited to attend A Celebration of Life at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., (In Metairie Cemetery) on Friday, March 31 at 1 p.m.  Visitation will begin at 10:30 am.  Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to Friends of City Park, Land Trust for Louisiana and/or CCA Louisiana.To view and sign the Funeral Guest Book, please visit lakelawnmetairie.com

Elizabeth Parsons - Silsbee Bee

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Kountze, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Funeral service was Sunday, April 9 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following at Old Hardin Cemetery, also in Kountze. Born in Homewood, Mississippi, she was an auto partssaleswoman. Survivors include her children, Bonnie Padon and husband Robert of Winnie, Lynda McInnis and husband Kenneth of Kirbyville, and Cynthia Freeman and husband James and Don Phillips and wife Brenda, both ofKountze; siblings, Raymond Audilet, Clifton Audilet, George Audilet and JoAnn Mendoza; and ten grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Journalist Wilson 'Bill' Minor dies; covered civil rights - Monterey County Herald

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Wilson F. "Bill" Minor, a journalist who chronicled Mississippi through almost 70 years of change including its turbulent struggle over civil rights, died Tuesday at his home in Jackson. He was 94.Deborah Ashcraft of Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson confirmed Minor's death.Minor was a native of Hammond, Louisiana, and graduated from Tulane University in 1943. He served on a Navy destroyer, the USS Stephen Potter, in World War II before going to work for the Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans in 1946. His first assignment for the newspaper in Mississippi was in August 1947, on what Minor later recalled was a sweltering, gnat-filled day covering the funeral of arch-segregationist U.S. Sen. Theodore Bilbo.Minor covered the 1955 trial and acquittal of two white men accused of killing black teenager Emmett Till for whistling at a white woman; the 1962 riots after the court-ordered integration of the University of Mississippi; the 1963 assassination of Mississippi NAACP leader Medgar Evers; and the 1964 "Mississippi Burning" slayings of

Motorcycle hearse in South Texas used to remember riders - Washington Times

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

We are able to provide some closure for the families and that final ride, that last ride.”Hickel purchased the hearse about five years ago and found the Harley-Davidson trike bike to pull it in Mississippi.Anyone in the Coastal Bend and South Texas - even other funeral homes - can use the motorcycle hearse, Hickel said.Bike riders, veterans and even those who have never ridden a bike have used the motorcycle hearse through the last five years.“They don’t have to be bike riders to use it,” Hickel said. “Our first customer to use the hearse never rode a motorcycle, but he always wanted to do it.”Cynthia Murataya’s father took his first and final ride on the motorcycle hearse in 2013.Jesus Murataya Sr. of Sinton had always loved motorcycles, she said.“He loved motorcycles. I know he would’ve wanted to ride a motorcycle one day. But he got really sick and he never got the chance,” Cynthia Murataya said.When she saw the motorcycle hearse drive down the road she noticed it got a lot of attention.“I don’t know if people were looking at it because it was my dad or because it was a motorcycle but it was a good thing it got that much attention,” Murataya said. “It was a good thing because he never got a chance to ride a motorcycle so his first and last ride was a good one.”Hickel and his wife and funeral home co-owner, Yvonne Cantu-Hickle, opened a new location in Aransas Pass in January.The motorcycle hearse is available at the Sinton and Aransas Pass locations.“We wanted to offer something for anyone who would want to go outside the traditional hearse and do something different,” Yvonne Cantu-Hickle said. “It’s only fitting to have something that these riders can go out with, their final ride. It speaks to who that person was.”___Information from: Corpus Christi Caller-Times, http://www.caller.comINVEST IN THE FIGHT AGAINST MAINSTREAM MEDIA BIASPresidents change and lawmakers come and go, but The Washington Times is always here, and FREE online. Please support our efforts.

No bond for man involved in accident that killed three, injured ... - The Sun Herald

Saturday, April 08, 2017

I’m not going to commit suicide,” he said. He also said he loved all the people — seven total — who were in the Kia Optima when the wreck occurred about 3:45 p.m. on Mississippi 198 just east of Depot Road.The passengers who died are Sierra Jean Dixon, 7, Terra Dixon, 9, and Spencer Harvard, 16, said Chase Elkins, spokesman for Mississippi Highway Patrol, which is investigating the crash. All three are from Lucedale.Also in the car were Jody Baxter, 21; Demi Ferguson, 7, and Jackie Dixon, 39. Baxter and Ferguson were treated and released. Dixon was taken to University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile in critical condition, according to Elkins.None were wearing seat belts.The dead and injuredThe crash happened after Dickerson apparently lost control of the car and slammed into a sign on the property of Mississippi Furniture Warehouse. Dickerson, though also reportedly injured, jumped out the vehicle and ran into a wooded area.At the time of impact, Sierra Dixon was on the backseat floorboard and died at USA Medical Center, Elkins said. Terra Dixon was in the back seat and died at George County Hospital.The Dixon girls loved to fish, go to church and play with animals, their obituary said.Spencer Havard was in the front passenger seat and died at the scene. His family described him as “a good-hearted young man” who could catch a fish by hand and loved to hunt.The results of toxicology tests are pending, though Dickerson wasn’t in custody until the following day.If convicted on each charge, Dickerson could go to prison for up 80 years.Dickerson surrendersThe owners of Mississippi Furniture Warehouse had closed their business for the day, but returned after learning of the crash. The car was crushed and the owners at first didn’t know how many people were killed or injured, but said state troopers told them the driver had fled.“When we got there, we saw an entire community of first responders working together,” said Stacy Hammac