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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.
  • Services for Mr. G. W. Herrington will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 12 noon from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Cloys and Rev. Dwight Faulkenbery officiating.  

    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at McClain-Hays Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Services for Ms. Shakayla Geneva Gordon were on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 1 p.m. from Jerusalem Temple Church with Rev. Lester Buckley officiating. Burial was in Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Philadelphia was in charge of arrangements.

     Ms. Gordon, 23, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
  • Services for Ms. Barbara Ann Boler will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017, at 1 p.m. from Jerusalem Temple Church with Rev. Harold Coburn officiating. Burial will be at Donald Rest Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

     Ms. Boler, 61, died on Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Madison, County.
  • Services for Master Maurice Keon Boler, Jr. will be held on Friday, March 24, 2016, at 1 p.m. from Jerusalem Temple Church with Rev. Harold Coburn officiating.  Burial will be in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

     Maurice Boler, Jr., 2, died on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Madison County.
  • Memorial services for Judy Tullos Rudolph will be held Friday, March 24, 2017, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Waggoner officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

     Mrs. Rudolph, 76, of Philadelphia, died Monday, March 13, 2017, at her residence.
  • Services for Betty Eldridge Henson were held Friday, March 17, 2017, at 2 p. m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Caldwell, Rev. Chris Gully and Father Augustine Palimattam officiating.  Burial followed in New Hope Methodist Cemetery in DeKalb, Miss.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Henson, 83, of DeKalb, died Wednesday, March 16, 2017, at her home.
  • Services for Jim L. Adams were Sunday, March 19, 2017, at 2 p. m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Revs. David Addy, Randolph Scott and Dwight Fleming officiating.  Burial was in Edinburg Cemetery in Carthage.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Adams, 77, of Carthage, died Thursday, March 16, 2017.
  • Services for Janice Laney Cumberland Thomas were held Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 12 noon from East Philadelphia Baptist Church in Philadelphia with Rev. Dwight Faulkenbery, Rev. Mark Cloys and Dr. Jon Martin officiating.  Burial followed in Cooks Chapel Cemetery in Neshoba County.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Thomas, 70, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at her daughter’s home.
  •  Services for Mr. Harold W. Germany were held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Bluff Springs Church of God. Reverends Ken Lynch, Mark Vincent, and Paul Ninemire officiated with burial in New Ireland Cemetery. Visitation was held from 10 a.m.  to 11 a.m. prior to the service at Bluff Springs Church of God.

    Mr. Harold Germany, 95, of Union, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at The Martha Jo Leslie Mississippi State Veterans Home – Kosciusko.
  • Memorial services for  Thomas Oliver Johnson were at 2 p.m Sunday, March 19, 2017, at John E. Stephens Chapel. Rev. Jerry Wade officiated the graveside.

    Mr. Johnson, 68, died on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.
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