Obituaries

Billy Glen Alexander
Billy Glen Alexander, 88, of Geiger passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Specialty Hospital of Meridian. A private graveside service was held Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Quitman, Mississippi with Rev. Ron Cooper officiating. The family will plan a memorial family and friend’s reunion at a later date when the Corona Virus scare is over and life returns to normal. Ruth and family wants everyone to know they appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post condolences to the family. Arrangements by Bumpers Funeral Home of York.
He is survived by his wife Ruth Alexander of Geiger; children Al Alexander (Mamie) of Dekalb, Miss.; Vic Alexander (Pam) of Scooba, Miss.; daughter Kim Russell (Frankie) of Scooba, Miss.; brother Bob Alexander (Julie) of Cullman; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Glen and Oleta Alexander.
Mr. Alexander was a member of the Highway 14 Church of Christ of Aliceville, Alabama.
Monroe Blanks
Service for Bro. Monroe Blanks was held Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Shiloh C. M. E. Church with Bro. William Woodard officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.
Monroe was born February 11, 1938 to the late Will and Rosie Blanks in Lisman, Alabama. He departed this earthly life on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. He was preceded in death by three sisters Ora Pennington, Lillian Waller, Marie Blanks and two brothers Herbert Slay, Johnny Blanks.
Monroe confessed Christ at an early age, uniting with Shiloh C. M. E. Church, where he remained a member until his death. He was a member of Winton Lodge #414 Cromwell. He graduated from Choctaw County Training School, Lisman, Class of 1958. He was united in holy matrimony to Gloria Grice Blanks.
Monroe leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and devoted wife Gloria Blanks; four sons Jerome (Alexandria) Blanks, Monroe Jr. (Paulette) Blanks, Michael (Bettina) Blanks, Delatorila (Vernette) Blanks; one daughter, Katrina (Ronald) McNair; one step-daughter Gloriastein Brown; two sisters Inell Dukes, Willie Bolden; 14 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 2 great- great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. The celebration of life service was rendered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home of Butler.
Bettye Jean Moore Carpenter
Mrs. Bettye Jean Moore Carpenter, 76, of Ralph, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at DCH Regional Medical Center, Tuscaloosa. There will be no public visitation. The home going service will be Saturday, March 21, 2020, 11 a.m. at Cluster Baptist Church, 1253 County Road 32, Aliceville. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Internment will be in Community (Cluster) Cemetery, 190 County Rd., 32, Aliceville. Rev. Tommy Cox is the pastor of Cluster Baptist Church. Rev. Napoleon Jones, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Panola, will be the eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directing.
Survivors are the Carpenter family.
Johnny Crockett, Sr.
The memorial service for Johnny Crockett, Sr., originally scheduled for March 28, 2020 at the New Prospect Baptist Church, Livingston has been cancelled due to the corona virus and will be held at a later date.
Willie Earl “Candy Man”
Hinton

Mr. Willie Earl “Candy Man” Hinton, 92, of Columbus, Miss., passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at New Horizon Living Facilities in Columbus, Miss. Visitation was Monday, March 16, 2020 at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going service was Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 11 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church, Pickensville. The body lay in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Internment was in St. John Church Cemetery. Rev. John L. Williams, Jr., pastor of St. John Baptist Church, was the eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directed.
Survivors are the Hinton family.
Carroll “Jaybird” Jones, Jr.
Emelle-Funeral service for Carroll Jones, Jr. known to family and friends as “Jaybird” of Emelle who passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, Miss., was noon Saturday, March 14, 2020 at New Jones Baptist Church, Emelle. Rev. Coley Rogers, church pastor officiated. Interment followed in Jones Memorial Garden in Emelle. McInnis Mortuary of Livingston was entrusted with all arrangements.
Left to cherish Jaybird’s memory, his loving wife of many years Birdie B. Jones, Emelle; five daughters Brenda Jones, Irondale, Doris Jones, Moody, Patricia (Marvin) Davis, McCalla, Janie Robinson, Crown Point, Ind. and Carol (Jesse) Sellers, Montgomery; two sons Frederick Jones, Villa Rica, Ga. and Edmond (Pamela) Lewis, Livingston; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Leo Leverett
Graveside service for Leo Leverett was held Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. John C. M. E Cemetery with Rev. Margret Turner officiating.
Leo Leverett was born on March 14, 1969 to Leo Leverett and Mildred Jean Jackson in Butler. He departed this earthly life on February 26, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Mildred James.
Leo leaves to cherish his precious memories: three children; two sisters Mary Leverett of Bentonville, Ark., Sherita Napier of Tuscaloosa; one brother Vincent Leverett of York; five nephews; and a host of cousins, aunts, other relatives and friends. The celebration of life service was rendered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home of Butler.
Robert “Big Daddy” Mack
Emelle-Funeral service for Robert Mack, known to family and friends as “Big Daddy” of Emelle, who passed away, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, Miss., was noon Friday, March 13, 2020 at Bethel Pine Baptist Church, Coatopa. Rev. Floyd O Bell is church pastor. Rev. Edmond Bell, officiated. Interment followed in Memorial Gardens in Emelle. McInnis Mortuary of Livingston was entrusted with all arrangements.
Left to cherish Big Daddy’s memory is his loving wife Rosetta Mack; his children Barbara (Dennis) Mixon, Robbie Jean Mack and Linda (Gary) Carmichael; along with several children and grandchildren that he reared as his own Ivy (Stephen) Johnson, James (Gracie) Prince, Cathy (Cedrick) Beal, Richard (Pamela) Prince, Ella Crawford, George Gray, Gloria Payne, Johnny Johnson, Walter Johnson, Loria (Marcus) Lofton, Arthur Lockett, Lillian (Gregory) Carter, Darlene Allen, De’Carius Lockett, Reshanda Lawson and Antonio Lockett; three sisters Betty (Terry) DeBerry, and Mattie L. Mack, Geraldine (Kenneth) Jefferson; three brothers J. P. Mack, Willie Mack, Jr., Samuel (Susan) Mack and Earlie B (Mary) Mack; along with his many other grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Richard Jerome Young
Service for Richard Jerome Young was held Friday, March 13, 2020 from the Chapel of Weatherly-Studdard Funeral Home with Rev. Timothy Pearson officiating. Interment followed in Kaiser Hill Cemetery.
Richard was born November 11, 1946 to Bush and Vernette Young in Yarbo. He departed this earthly life on March 2, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frank Young, Anthony Carl Young, Joseph Young; and sisters, Mary Rainey, Jeanette Williams.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories: a devoted companion Barbara Young of Maitland, Fla.; three daughters Sharon Young (Stephen) of Arlington, Wash., Michelle Bright of Auburn, Ga., Melissa Gwynn (Mark) of Winder, Ga.; one brother, Oliver Young (Alvella) of McIntosh; one aunt Levonya Poole (Edward) of Millry; one brother-in-law; three sisters-in-law; seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. The celebration of life service was rendered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home of Butler.