Obituaries

Sara Boatwright Gibson
Funeral Services for Sara Boatwright Gibson were 11 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019, at St. Paul Baptist Church, Boligee. Rev. Cedric Royal officiated. Burial follow ed in the Boatwright Family Cemetery. Smith’s Mortuary Boligee directed. Visitation was Friday, September 6, 2019, at St. Paul Baptist Church. The body lay in state one hour prior to services at the church.

Carolyn Jo Stanford Henderson
Carolyn Jo Stanford Henderson, 78, of Gallion, died September 2, 2019 at UAB Hospital.
She was born April 30, 1941 in Clay County, to Cecil Joe and Hilda Edith Stanford. She was a lunchroom manager at Marengo Academy and a member of Linden Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Lee Henderson; son, Mike Henderson (Annetta); daughter, Dawn Henderson Thomley (Randy); five grandchildren, Josh Thomley, Jenni Thomley, Randy Martin, Matthew Martin (Cailin), and Michael Martin; and one great-grandchild, Quinn Martin.
Visitation was held at Linden Baptist Church on Friday, September 6, 2019, from noon until the 1 p.m. service time. Burial followed at Livingston Memorial Gardens in Livingston.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Linden Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home.

Cecille Danielle Hopkins
Service for Cecille Danielle Hopkins, 34, will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Gilfield Baptist Church, 7171 AL Hwy 10, Lisman, AL 36912. Dani, as she was lovingly called, was born August 26, 1985 to Cecil Hopkins and Sandra Royster Hopkins. She departed this earthly life on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Willie and Adline Royster, Charlie and Mary Hopkins, and a god-child, Charlee AnnMarie Fenderson.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her parents, Cecil and Sandra Hopkins; a sister, Briana Adline Royster; a god-sister, Megan Tybrisha Smith; three god-children; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and special friends.
The Celebration of Life service will be rendered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home of Butler.

Annie “Ada” Mae Tyson Lewis
Service for Annie “Ada” Mae Lewis, age 82, will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019 at St. John C. M. E. Church with Rev. Margaret Turner officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Annie Mae was born May 1, 1937 in Choctaw County, Alabama to the late Joe and Annie Glover Tyson, the oldest of three children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Thomas Jefferson Tyson; and two nephews, Len (Nora) Bush, Jessie Lewis, Jr.
Annie Mae graduated from Choctaw County Training School in 1957. She married Willie James Lewis in 1960. No children were born of this union.
She leaves to cherish her memories: a loving and devoted sister Barbara T. Bush; seven nieces Mary (Amos) Nicholson, Ruth Gray, Lavern Bush, Jacquelyn Bush, Deborah Turner, Vanessa (Johnny) Turner, Anita Bailey; six nephews, James Tyson, Robert (Sadie) Bush, Stewart (Earline) Bush, Melvin (Lora) Lewis, Kelvin (Joann) Lewis, Justin Lewis; and a host of great nieces and nephews, great- great nieces and nephews, great-great-great nieces and nephews and other family and friends.
The Celebration of Life service will be rendered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home of Butler.

Joyce V. Lindley
Mrs. Joyce Vernon Lindley, 84, of York, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Anderson Regional Hospital in Meridian, Miss. A funeral service was held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel, Macon, Miss. Interment followed in Salem Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice in her memory. Cockrell Funeral Home (www.cockrellfuneralhome.com) of Macon is honored to be entrusted with the service arrangements.
Joyce was born in Gholson, Miss. on March 6, 1935 to Webster Clinton Vernon and Mabel Clair Weaver Vernon. She had a wonderful life growing up with her seven siblings there.
She married Sam Hardin Lindley, her true love and soul mate in 1957, and settled into their home in Macon, Miss. They welcomed three daughters, Cindy, Jupie, and Beth, in the following years. She had a busy schedule raising her family. She worked as a telephone operator for many years before working at Sears Roebuck in Macon. Her daughters loved having a Mom that knew Santa personally at the Sears store. In 1969, the Lindley family moved to York, Ala. For many years Joyce was a stay at home mom. When the youngest child entered school, she began working at the Bank of York. Joyce loved this job. She loved her work family and enjoyed seeing and working with the wonderful people in the community. Joyce worked at the Bank of York before she retired with twenty five years of service. Joyce had a great love for her church. She worked in vacation bible school and with the youth. She and Sam taught 4 and 5 year old Sunday school for many years. They also had many children sit with them during “Big Church” over the years. It was not unusual for their girls to come home for the weekend and have to sit on the pew in front of them, because the youngsters were in their regular seat for “Big Church.” Joyce loved God, her husband Sam, her girls, her sons-in law and grandchildren. Anyone who knew her knew all about her grandchildren, their accomplishments, and had seen their latest pictures. She showed Christ’s love through her kindness to all she met. She was a wonderful mom and role model to her girls and a best friend to them as adults. She will be missed by her family.
Joyce is preceded in death by parents; her loving husband, Sam H. Lindley; siblings, Ann Vandevender, Bud Vernon and Raymond Vernon.
Joyce is survived by her daughters: Cindy Whitmire and husband Hal Clark, Jr. of Kingwood, Texas, Jupie Lindley of Birmingham, and Beth Williams and husband Jay of Mt. Airy, N. C; four grandchildren: Zoe Whitmire, Tucker Whitmire, Lindley Williams, and Matheson Williams; two sisters: Hilda Luke of Preston, Miss., Frances Bourgeois of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, J. W. Vernon of Macon, Miss. and David Vernon of Southaven, Miss.

Idean Dukes Mosley
Public viewing for Idean Dukes Mosley, 67, was held Friday, September 6, 2019 at Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home. Idean was born July 12, 1952 to the late Sammie and Rosie Lee Dukes. She departed this earthly life on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center, Meridian, Miss.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Sammie Dukes, Jr.
She is survived by: a sister, Leanette Twilley; two sons, Courtney Dukes, Elmore Mosley; five grandchildren, Thadeus Dukes, Cateresa Dukes, Montell Dukes, Aiden Mosley, Aliyah Mosley; a special aunt, Annie Spears; and a special cousin, Tonya Dukes.
Services were rendered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home of Butler.

Oliver Jasper “Buck” Ozment
Oliver Jasper “Buck” Ozment, born January 15, 1921 in Sumterville, passed from this life on September 6, 2019. Services were held at Livingston First Baptist Church on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 with visitation at 12:30, memorial service at 1:30, and burial followed at Myrtlewood Cemetery. Buck’s nephew Johnny Lisenbe joined Thomas Fletcher, minister of Livingston First Baptist Church, officiated. Crestview Memorial of Adamsville directed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Arthur Ozment and Hassie Parker Ozment; his beloved wife of 69 years Clara Gibson Ozment; and his son Oliver Jasper Ozment, Jr.
Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Susan Ozment; his daughter, Gerri Ozment Monosky (Jerry); his son, James Franklin Ozment (Ruthie); and five grandchildren: Bryan Monosky (Nina), Mark Monosky, Caroline Ozment Abadie (Matt), Andy Ozment (Ragnhild), and James Ozment. Also surviving him are his 8 great-grandchildren: Jacob, Brooke, and Bailey Monosky; Isabelle, Eleanor, and Catherine Abadie; Ingrid Ozment Handagard; and Signe Handagard Ozment. Buck was one of 16 children, 3 of whom are still living. They are Erna Garton, Mattie Humphrey, and Annie Lou Neel.
He graduated from Livingston High School, where he played football. He loved to brag about being a tackle his senior year on the undefeated Sumter County Championship team of 1938. He later attended the Livingston State Teachers College, now the University of West Alabama. Buck proudly served his country in the Army Signal Corps during World War II. He enjoyed telling stories of his military days when he traveled to Brazil, the Gold Coast of Africa, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq and Iran. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener. He worked as a cattle rancher for the majority of his career. Many of his ranching years were spent as manager of the Ziegler Ranch in Emelle. He was a long time member, deacon, and song leader of the Sumterville Baptist Church. Later, after he and Clara moved to Livingston, they joined Livingston First Baptist Church.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the charity of your choice

Willie Pearson
Funeral Services for Willie Pearson were 1 p.m. Monday, September 9, 2019, at Second Baptist Church, Eutaw. Burial followed in Pippen Cemetery. Smith’s Mortuary Boligee directed.

Louise W. Newell Walker
Graveside services for Louise W. Newell Walker, 97, will be held Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the York City Cemetery with Rev. David Wilkerson officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Bumpers Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Family and friends may sign the online register and post condolences at www.bumpersfuneralhome.com. Bumpers Funeral Home of York was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Walker passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Miss. She was born on August 4, 1922, in York, to Henry Lee and Ollie Irene Morgan Wheeler. Mrs. Wheeler worked for the Northeast Lauderdale County School System as a lunchroom lady and a bus driver. She was a beloved mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her daughter Melinda Newell Gilley and husband Richard of Springville, Ala.; sons Wayman Newell and wife Shelia of Lauderdale, Miss.; Tommy Newell and wife Cathy of Vancleave, Miss.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother Armonn Wheeler of Pocasset, Mass.; and sister Lucille White of McKinney, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents Henry Lee and Ollie Irene Morgan Wheeler.
Pallbearers include Thomas Shelby, Chris Stoker, Tim Fox, Tommy Swain, Steve Barrett, and Stevie Welch.