Archive - Obituary
January 9th, 2014
Cora â€śLucilleâ€ť Wordlaw, 77,Â died January 5, 2014 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church,Â Maben, Mississippi with Reverend Nelson Forrest, officiating.
Visitation will be Friday, January 10, 2014 from 12-6:00 p.m. at West Memorial Funeral Home.
Naomi Hobbs Rising, 97, family matriarch, born October 27, 1916 in Ellenburg Center, NY, passed away January 9, 2014 at Starkville Manor Nursing Home in Starkville, MS.Â She and husband, Bert Rising (Married 67 years) lived in Plattsburgh, NY until their retirement then moved to Beverly Hills, FL. After her husbandâ€™s passing she moved to Starkville to be near family.
John Thomas Neely, 54,Â died January 3, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 9, 2014 at West Memorial Chapel,Â Starkville, Mississippi with Reverend Bernard Crump, officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 11a.m.-6:00 p.m. at West Memorial Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Rock Hill Cemetery, Starkville, Mississippi.
Dr. D. A. R. (Al) Peyman, 93, died in Richmond, Va. on Dec. 29 2013. He was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1920. He was married to Anne Peyman for 51 years before her death in 1997. He is survived by his wife, Linda Wood Peyman, four daughters, Carol Dunn, Kathy Peyman, Peppy Woll, Linda Dove; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
James H. (Tip) Oswalt, 80, passed away on January 3, 2014 at his residence in Columbus, MS. Â He was a retired machinist for Oktibbeha County and member of Canaan Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rassie Oswalt and Ola West Oswalt.
Willie James Lawrence, 59,Â died January 1, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Â Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2013 at Pine Grove Missionary BaptistÂ Church,Â Starkville, Mississippi with Reverend Charles Brown, officiating.
Â Visitation will be Saturday, January 4, 2013 from 2-6:00 p.m. at West Memorial Funeral Home.
Garcia Gerald Berry, Jr., 66, died Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. A memorial service will be held at a later date. A native of Lyon, MS, Gerald was a graduate of Mississippi State University and attended SMU. Â He was known as â€śThe Legendâ€ť in Starkville where he practiced photography and supported local musicians.
Marion Prichard Coggin died Jan. 1, 2014. She was 91 and lived in Jackson since 1958. Her husband, Sam Coggin, died in 1997.