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Boots Howell
Boots Howell
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:00 PM
Gerald Allen “Boots” Howell was remembered this week as a great storyteller, musician and inventor and for his stance against the Ku Klux Klan in the 1960s.

Services for Howell, 94, will be Saturday at 4 p.m. from St. Francis Episcopal Church, which he was instrumental in establishing in 1964.
  • Services for Ms. Mildred L. Kitchens was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Don Cook officiating.

    Burial was in Bryant Cemetery in Sanford.

    Ms. Kitchens, 73, died on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at her residence.
  • Service for Ms. Nannie Mae Mitch will be held at 10 a.m.  Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Wilson officiating.  

    Burial was in the Old Mt. Zion Cemetery. 
  • Services for Donna Truhett McJenkins, 63, of Cottondale, Ala., were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at First Wesleyan Church.

    Burial was in Memory Hill Gardens under the direction of  Memory Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations.

    Ms. Truhett died Nov. 29, 2016.
  • Services for Mrs. Bonnie Kay Turner, 84, of Turnertown were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at  Steam Mill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

    Visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Steam Mill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
  • A memorial service for Franklin DeWitt (Frank) Bassett will be held Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at 1 p.m. from First Baptist Church in Philadelphia with Dr. Dan Howard officiating.  

    Visitation will be from noon Friday until service time at the First Baptist Church.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Services for Robert O. Cox were held Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Waggoner officiating. Burial was in Sandtown Cemetery.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

     Mr. Cox, 59, of Philadelphia, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at his residence.
  • Services for Wevett Myers were held Monday, Dec.  5, 2016, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curt Pace and Rev. Trenton Myers officiating.

    Burial followed in New Harmony Cemetery in Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Services for Ray Howell were held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Young officiating.  Interment followed in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Howell, 91, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, Miss.
  • Graveside services for Kenneth “Rudy” Johnson were held Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at 2 p.m. from Good Hope Cemetery in Neshoba County with Rev. David Richardson officiating.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

     Mr. Johnson, 98, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Neshoba County Nursing Home in Philadelphia.
  • Services for Jerry Lee McClurg will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at 12 noon from  McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gerald Branum officiating.  Burial will follow in Coy Cemetery in Kemper County.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until service time at McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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