Published 12:00 am Friday, May 31, 2013

Guy Goodman Carter Jr.

BATESVILLE  Guy Goodman Carter Jr., 71, died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at his residence.
Services were held Thursday, May 30, at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Doug Pepper officiating. Burial was in Terza Cemetery.

Carter was born to Guy Goodman and Ora Windham Carter on February 23, 1942, in Union County.
He was  Army National Guardsman and a retiree from the Mississippi Department of Transportation after 44 years of service. Mr. Carter was a member of Terza United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by both his parents and a brother, James Carter.

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Survivors include his wife, Anita Louise Mask Carter of Batesville; two sons, Chris G. Carter of Courtland and Monty Guy Carter of Batesville; two sisters, Kathryn Carter Demery of Memphis and Wanda Carter Holt of Oklahoma City, Okla. and three grandchildren.

Joe Willie “Sonny” Flowers

BATESVILLE- Joe Willie “Sonny” Flowers, 74, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Joe Blackburn will officiate. Burial will be in West Camp Church Cemetery in Batesville. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Flowers, born Aug. 16, 1938, in Batesville, to the late Martin Flowers and Marie Brooks, was a retired farmer. He was a member of West Camp Church.

Survivors include: six sons, Joe Willie Flowers of Pope, Kenneth Lee Flowers, Tyler Dewayne Flowers, Vernon T. Flowers, Audra D. Flowers and Stacy T. Flowers, all of Batesville; six daughters, Dianna Flowers, Shirley Flowers, Juanita Flowers, all of Batesville, Sandra Lee McCollins of Enid, Rosie Marie Watson of Memphis and Jacqueline Flowers of Courtland; two brothers, Matt Flowers of Memphis and Herman Flowers of Batesville; three sisters, Rosie M. Kincaid and Mary Walls, both of Courtland and Daisy Blackburn of North Pole, Alaska; 26 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Tawone L. Killebrew

BATESVILLE – Mr. Tawone L. Killebrew, 36, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

Services were held Thursday, May 30 at Cooley’s Mortuary. Pastor Zannie Leland officiated. Burial was in Spring Hill Asa M.B. Church Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Killebrew was born January 27, 1977, in Batesville, to Michael Maiden of Chicago and the late Barbara Killebrew. He graduated from South Panola High School. He was a construction worker for L&T and a member of Spring Hill Asa M.B. Church.

Survivors along with his father include his wife, Tameika Killebrew of Batesville; one son, Tawone L. Killebrew; five daughters, Tanganika Robinson, Takedria Robinson, Ladyshia Robinson, Jasmaine Robinson, Makiya Killebrew, all of Batesville; one brother, Kevin Jackson of Minnesota; three sisters, LaShenna Jones and Artitha Pride, both of Batesville and Mia Jones of Seattle and one grandchild.

Charles L. Power

HERNANDO – Charles L. Power, 68, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013. He was retired from Federal Compress in Memphis, a former volunteer fireman and  police officer, and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. 

Survivors include: his wife, Ann Power of Hernando; his daughter, Lisa Cobbs of Como; a stepson, Keith Adams of Arkansas; and his mother, Christine Power of Senatobia. 

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fellowship Baptist Church in Hernando. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Friday. Interment will follow in Fredonia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Thomas Brett Pugh

BATESVILLE — Thomas Brett Pugh, 51, of Batesville died Sunday, May 26, in Quitman County. He was born in Starkville Oct. 20, 1961, to Thomas Beverly and Elaine Ferrell Pugh.

He was a former resident of Greenwood, where he attended Pillow Academy through junior high. He and his family moved to Panola County in 1975. He graduated from West Panola Academy and received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and entomology from Mississippi State University. He worked in farm management, entomology and sales. He was a member of Independence Presbyterian Church USA.

He is survived by his parents and his son, Thomas Brennan Pugh of Houston.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Pugh of Batesville and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Ferrell of Ashland.

Services were held Wednesday, May 29, at Wells Funeral Home with burial in Ashland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or charity of the donor’s choice.

James Sherman “Jimmy” Meek

BATESVILLE — James Sherman “Jimmy” Meek age 72, husband of Geneva Meek, died Wednesday afternoon May 29, 2013 at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Funeral services will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2013 at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Robert Rawson, Rev. Pat Ludlam and Rev. Ed Temple presiding. Interment will follow in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. The Meek family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Friday at Wells Funeral Home.

Jimmy was born on August 29, 1940 in Courtland, to George Thomas and Virginia Herron Meek. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Batesville, and was the co-owner of Meek Auto Sales in Batesville many years. Many people will remember him as the “King of Used Cars” in and around the Panola County area.

Jimmy’s survivors include his wife, Geneva Goforth Meek of Batesville, two Daughters, Angie Richards (Michael) of West Lake, Ohio and Michelle Reese of Berea, Ohio, one son, Bobby Meek of Batesville, step-daughter Cindy Goforth Sullivan of Batesville, two step-sons, Mike Goforth (Debbie) and Ronnie Goforth (Tracy) both of Batesville, one sister, Mary Nell Meek Bright of Courtland, two brothers, George W. Meek (Linda) and Charles Sidney Meek (Gayle) both of Courtland, eight grandchildren, Taylor Meek, Krystal Goforth, Marlee Goforth, Grant Goforth, Tyler Hudson, Fisher Sullivan, Kyle Richards, Andy Barcella and three great grandchildren, Alexus Tedford Goforth, Jordan Bailey Goforth, Brylee Meek Barragan and Kamryn Alexus Hudson.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael W. Goforth and a granddaughter, Brittney Reese.

Memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 119 Panola Ave., Batesville, MS 38606.
Those who will serve as pallbearers include: Taylor Meek, Grant Goforth, Tyler Hudson, Chad Meek, Jeff Meek, Wally Morgan, Kirk Rowsey, and James Russell.

K.A. ‘Bo’ Thomson

BATESVILLE–K. A. “Bo” Thomson, 82, passed away May 25, 2013 in his Batesville home.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, May 28 at Batesville First United Methodist Church, with Reverend Ed Temple and Reverend Ed Woodall officiating. Interment was in Magnolia Cemetery with Wells Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Thomson was born July 19, 1930 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. to William T. and Attie Bell Kimbrell Thomson. He was graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in agricultural engineering. He was employed by Indiana Farm Bureau Cooperative State and County Association where he designed farm buildings and grain installations. He served as lay pastor for West Terre Haute First and Bethesda United Methodist Churches, in West Terre Haute, Ind., and he locally served at both the Friars Point and Lula United Methodist Churches in the Mississippi Delta.

Mr. Thomson served Weblos and Boy Scout Troops for a number of years. He was president of Rockville, Indiana Rotary Club and an active Sunday School teacher who served on various church boards and committees in Indiana and Mississippi. Since 1999, he was a member of the Batesville First United Methodist Church. He was co-founder of the local Parkinson’s Disease Support Group.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Herron Thomson of Batesville; two daughters: Laura Thomson Garcia of Arlington, Texas; Carla Thomson Keafer of Frankfort, Ind.; two sons, Kim H. Thomson of Brierfield, Ala., and David S. Thomson of Mililani, Hawaii, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Rebecca Thomson of Demopolis, Ala.; two brothers, Matthew Thomson of Newnan, Ga. and Tom Boone Thomson of Macon, Ga.; The Thomson family requests memorials be sent to: FUMC of Batesville, MS, 119 Panola Street Batesville, MS 38606, or the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road, Maimi, FL 33136, or the Boy Scout Troop 478 of Batesville.