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Boots Howell
Boots Howell
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:00 PM
Gerald Allen “Boots” Howell was remembered this week as a great storyteller, musician and inventor and for his stance against the Ku Klux Klan in the 1960s.

Services for Howell, 94, will be Saturday at 4 p.m. from St. Francis Episcopal Church, which he was instrumental in establishing in 1964.
  • Serviced for Ms. Judy Lynn Chickaway were at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in St. Catherine Catholic Church Cemetery.  

    Visitation began at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at her home, 388 Decatur Conehatta Road.  John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.
  • Services for Raymond Comans were held at 10 a.m, Thursday, Jan. 12 at Clarke Venable Baptist Church with burial in the Decatur City Cemetery. Reverends David Grumbach, David Tero, John Sharp, Mark Vincent, Justin Chaney and Susannah Carr officiated.

    Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Milling Funeral Home of Union. There was also a 30 minute visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday at Clarke Venable Baptist Church.
  • Graveside services for Darlene Barrett were Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at 10:30 a. m. from Cedarlawn Cemetery with Brother Ricky Sherman officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    Miss Barrett, 69, of Pearl died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Merit Health Central in Jackson.
  • Services for James Kevin Edens were Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at 2 p. m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wesley Lovern officiating.  Burial was in Henry’s Chapel Cemetery in Philadelphia.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of services.

    Mr. Edens, 47, of Philadelphia, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.
  • Services for Sarah Kirkland were held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Savell officiating. Burial followed in Tucker Cemetery in Kemper County.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Kirkland, 82, of Harperville, Miss., died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at her residence.
  • Graveside services for Roma Sellers were Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at 2 p.m. from Eastlawn Cemetery with Rev. David Richardson officiating.

    McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Services for Harold Wayne Lewis were at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at the home of Jeny Smith, 11218 Highway 489 with Rev. Samuel Dixon officiating.  

    Burial was in Conehatta Community Cemetery. 
  • Services for Alexander Ray Billy will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Redwater Facility Building with Rev. Carl Wilson officiating.

    Visitation began at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at the Redwater Facility Building.  John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
  • Services for Ms. Maggie Ann Owens were Saturday, Jan.  14, 2017, at  1 p.m. from Greenfield Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Liminski Patrick officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Beck Funeral Home, Inc was in charge of arrangements.

    Ms. Owens, 59, died on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Neshoba General Hospital.
  • Services for Ms. Jessie Mae Thompson were at 10 a.m.  Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church with burial in Bogue Chitto Community Cemetery.

     Visitation began at noon Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church.  John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.
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