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Mary Ruth Armstrong
Funeral services for Mary Ruth Armstrong, 59, of York were held Friday, September 16, 2022, at 2 p.m. at York Methodist Church with Rev. Matt Kelley officiating. Burial followed in the Siloam Cemetery. Visitation was at Bumpers Funeral Home on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post condolences to the family. Arrangements by Bumpers Funeral Home of York.
Mrs. Ruth passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. She was born November 21, 1962, in Meridian, Miss., to Bettie Ruth Hammons Wilkerson and William Edward “Billy” Wilkerson.
Ruth worked in the human resource department at Prystup Packaging.
Survivors include her husband, David Randall Armstrong; children, Tanner Armstrong (Jordan), Taylor Armstrong Reed (Paul), and Austin Armstrong (Tiffany); grandchildren, Hanson, Tatum, and Nathan Armstrong; and brothers, Rickey Wilkerson (Daphne) and Hiram Wilkerson (Betty); sisters-in law, Deborah Ezell Truelove (Ernie); Sandra Ezell Pate; Denise Ezell Cannon (Donnie).
Pallbearers: Richard Wilkerson, Clint Wilkerson, Matt Stone, Trey Chambers, Chase Armstrong, Jackson Armstrong, Corey Guin, Ryan Guin, James Gibson, and Joseph Reed.
Tiffani Rochelle Foster
Tiffani Rochelle Foster, 51, of Norcross, Ga.,was born May 1, 1971, in Montgomery, to the union of Robert and Alicia Parrish Foster. Graveside service of memory and life celebration was Friday, September 16, 2022, at 11 a.m. in Cokes Chapel Cemetery, 3780 Sumter 9, Ward, with Rev. James Ephram delivering the eulogy offering words of comfort and consolation. Visitation was Thursday evening from 3-6 p. m. in the Weatherly Chapel. To the entire Foster Family, we at Weatherly Funeral Home offer to each of you our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Our prayer remains that your abiding faith in God will continue to comfort, to strengthen and sustain you during your time of bereavement.
Geraldine Knott Green
Mrs. Geraldine Knott Green of Eutaw entered into eternal rest September 19, 2022, at Greene County Hospital, Eutaw. Services for Mrs. Geraldine Knott Green will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 10 a.m. from Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church parking area, 21787 Co. Rd. 20, Boligee. Interment will follow in Knott Cemetery, Boligee, Tishabee Community. Visitation will be held Friday, September 30, 2022, from 1-4:30 p.m at the funeral home. The funeral procession will leave the residence, 5332 U. S. Hwy. 43, at 9:15 a.m. enroute to Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. Larkin and Scott Mortuary, LLC, entrusted with arrangements.
Kassidy Reign Honeycutt
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of baby girl Kassidy Reign Honeycutt of Aliceville, on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. The graveside home going celebration was Friday, September 16, 2022, at noon in Community (Cluster) Cemetery, 190 Hwy. 32, Aliceville. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420.
Survivors are the Spencer and Honeycutt families.
Jane Fulton Ramsay Stewart Hunt
Jane Fulton Ramsay Stewart Hunt, 91, of Starkville, Miss., formerly of Columbus, Miss., passed away September 13, 2022, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. Memorial services were Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 3202 Bluecutt Rd., Columbus, MS, 39705, with Minister Jeremy Wilson Stewart, M. Div., officiating. Visitation and time of meditation was from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A graveside committal was at 2:30 p.m. at Bethel Chapel Cemetery near Emelle, and the Fulton family home, Farview. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hunt was born March 11, 1931, at the home of her parents, in Sumterville, to the late Andrew Elias, Sr., and Alice Fulton Ramsay. She grew up in her ancestral home, Farview, in west-central Alabama, built in the early 1830s and home of her great, great grandfather. The oldest of four siblings, Jane exhibited a God-given talent for music at an early age. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Judson College in Marion, and her Masters of Music Education from Mississippi State University (MSU). While teaching piano in her home studio, Jane raised three children and maintained numerous church music positions. She later began her career as Professor of Music (Piano) in the Department of Music at MSU, where she taught and mentored piano students for 25 years. She also participated in various university choral, symphonic, and other musical functions, including singing and/or playing with the Meister Singers and numerous graduation and other university events. Her dedication to church music continued throughout her lifetime and even into her retirement years. She truly was a minister of music, serving churches including Sumterville Presbyterian, Aldersgate United Methodist (Starkville), and First Presbyterian on Main Street in Columbus. Jane also served at First Methodist in Columbus and ultimately retired from First Presbyterian church in Columbus in 2018 at the age of 88 years. Her love for the Lord and music were passed on to her children, who serve musically in their respective churches and/or communities. As well as being a musician, she authored a book, Farview: Then and Now, about her ancestral home. Jane was a beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all. She was a wonderful, caring person, always putting others first in her thoughts. She was a great encourager and always generous to family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her husbands, Aberdeen Wilson Stewart II, and Dr. James William Hunt; brothers, Andrew Elias Ramsay, Jr. and Lawrence Reid Ramsay; and grandson, Weston Rogers Stewart.
Survivors include her sons A. W. (Dean) Stewart, III and his wife Teresa of Starkville, Miss.; Lawrence Stewart and his spouse Lynn Call of Hendersonville, N. C.; daughter Mollye Faulkner and her husband Skip of Columbia Falls, Mont.; step children Dr. William D. Hunt of Atlanta, Ga., and Elizabeth Neil and her husband Nelson of Falls Church, Va.; sister Margaret Annie Ramsay of Athens; grandchildren Jeremy Wilson Stewart and his wife Suzanna, Andrea Smith and her husband Andy; and great grandson Gavin Weston Stewart.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Bethel Presbyterian Chapel and Cemetery near Emelle, 535 South Lake Drive, Starkville, MS 39759, or Mississippi Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 456, Ridgeland, MS 39158 or electronic donation, www.alz.org/ms.
Earnest E. Jackson
Toxey- Graveside service for Earnest E. Jackson, 79, was held Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Williams Temple Church of God in Christ in Toxey, with Rev. Evan Dees officiating.
Earnest was born on March 26, 1943 to Ellis and Ocavia Jackson. He departed this earthly life on September 10, 2022. Earnest was a hardworking man which he proved during his 30-year employment with General Motors in Detroit, Mich. After retiring from GM, he returned home to Toxey where he enjoyed being outdoors. His hobbies included gardening, building, and listening to blues.
Earnest leaves to cherish his memories: six children Daniel Thompson, Gwendolyn Douglas, Gwarren Douglas IPID), Earnest Jackson, Jr., Michelle Meridith and Tiffany Jackson; brothers William Jackson (PID), Franklin Jackson, Isaac Jackson, Willie Jackson, George Jackson, (PID); sisters Mallie Williams, Mary Rice, Carrie Dailey (PID), Rebecca Hart and Printella Houston (PID); nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. The celebration of life service was rendered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home of Butler.
Eugene Leonard
A celebration of life for Eugene Leonard, formerly of Ward, will be held Sept 24, 2022, at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Halsell at 2 p.m. Eugene passed away on September 3, 2022 at his home in Conover, N. C.
He is survived by: his grandson Justin; his mom Melissa of N. C.; as well as four sisters Katie Jackson and Daisy Tisdale of Meridian, Miss., Maggie Cardwell and Mary Havard of Ward.
David Edward Mosley
David Edward Mosley, 81, of Demopolis went to his eternal home on September 15, 2022. He was born on August 25, 1941 in Silas to Christine Hooks and Wilton Lee Mosley. He was a lineman for Black Warrior Electric Co.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy J. Mosley; his son, David E. Mosley, Jr., and his granddaughter, Jessica L. Lolley. He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Lolley (Bill); his grandchildren, Micah Hohenberger, Billinda Williams (Wesley), Joseph Lolley and TJ Hohenberger; his great grandchildren, Elijah Hohenberger, Karsyn Williams, Gabriella Lolley and Kaylynn Williams; his siblings: Albert Mosley (Jacquelin), Johnny Mosley and Wilma Odom and his dearest friend Hattie B. Truelove.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 10-11 a.m. at Kirk Funeral Homes Chapel in Demopolis. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., also in the chapel. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. at Creola United Methodist Church Cemetery in Creola, with Jon Chappelle officiating and Kirk Funeral Homes, Demopolis chapel, directing.
Pallbearers will be: Wesley Williams, TJ Hohenberger, Elijah Hohenberger and Joseph Lolley.
Marie Smith
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Ms. Marie Smith, 89, of Reform on Friday, September 9, 2022, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. The wake was Friday, September 23, 2022, from 2-4 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going celebration was Saturday, September 24, 2022, at noon in the James & Lola Lavender Memorial Chapel of Lavender’s Funeral Service, 11233 Hwy. 17 S., Aliceville. The body lay in state in the chapel one hour prior to the service. Interment was in Sandhill Cemetery, Gordo. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420.
Survivors are the Smith family.
Archie Wallace
Archie Wallace, 80, of Newport News, Va., was born June 15, 1942, in Sumter County, Ala., to the union of the late Thomas and Scillie Wallace. He peacefully transitioned in a Health Care Facility in Virginia on September 16, 2022. Service of memory and life celebration is scheduled Saturday afternoon, September 24, 2022, at 2 p.m. in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 1000 Old Hwy. 11, Cuba, Ala., Pastor, Rev. James P. Granger will deliver the eulogy, offering words of comfort and consolation. To the entire Wallace Family we at Weatherly Funeral Home offer to each of you our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Our prayer remains that your abiding faith in God will continue to comfort, to strengthen and sustain you during your time of bereavement.
Ricky Delarah Ward
Lisman- Graveside service for Ricky Delarah Ward, age 50, was held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark C. M. E. Church in Lisman, AL with Rev. Luther Edwards officiating.
Ricky D. Ward was born on February 12, 1972, in Butler to the late Willie M Ward-Shields and Curtis Dixon. He departed this earthly life on September 10, 2022 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Miss.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Willie M. Shields; father, Curtis Dixon; and grandfather, Johnnie L. Ward, Sr.
Ricky confessed Christ at an early age and became a member of the St. Mark C. M. E. Church in Lisman. He attended Lisman Jr. High School and Choctaw County High School. He earned a certification in small engine repair.
He leaves to cherish his memories: a stepfather Donald Shields, Sr., Lavaca; a sister Salena Shields, Tuscaloosa; a brother Donald Shields, Jr., Jackson, Miss.; a grandmother Essie O. Ward, Lisman; two uncles Johnnie L. Ward, Jr., Montgomery, Jason (Angela) Ward, Lisman; an aunt Ada Ward, Toxey; and other aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. The celebration of life service was rendered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home of Butler.