Obituaries for Sunday, April 11, 2004
LOUISVILLE Services for Mooney Lee were held Saturday at Old Mars Hill Pentecostal Church in Winston County with the Revs. Burlon Commer, Billy Sodders and Lanoia Burkes officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Nowell-Tilghman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lee, 74, of Louisville, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, in his home. He was retired from U.S. Electrical Motors in 1992 after 29 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Earnesteen Vandevender Lee of Louisville; three daughters, Karen Lee Myrick and her husband, Charles, of Dowelltown, Tenn., Marilyn Lee Dowdy and her husband, Keith, of Louisville, and Tammy Lee Parkes and her husband, Luke, of Louisville; two sons, Benny L. Lee and his wife, Kim, of Union, and William R. "Ronnie" Lee and his wife, Shelia, of St. Amant, La.; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; three sisters, Charlotte Lee Fox of Jackson, Claudia Lee Stone of Noxapater, and Frances Lee Myers of Louisville; 11 nieces and nephews; and several great- and great-great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Andy Clyde Lee and Bradley Jerome Lee.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Retired public school administrator
PHILADELPHIA Services for Richard Lavelle McKay will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Lawrence Pool, Dan Howard and Rickey McKay officiating. Burial will be in Coye Assembly of God Cemetery in Preston.
Mr. McKay, 72, of Preston, died Friday, April 9, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. He was born and raised in the Ellison Ridge community of Winston County, but made his home in the Coye community of Kemper County most of his adult life. He graduated from Ellison Ridge High School, East Mississippi Junior College, Livingston University and Mississippi State University. He was a member of the Coye Assembly of God Church. He taught school at Bond and Neshoba Central Junior High School. He served Neshoba Central Elementary School as assistant principal and then principal for 15 years before retiring in 1981. Since his retirement he remained active with church activities serving his church as a member of the church board, the Cattlemen's Association, the Forestry Association and The Gideons International.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Glynn McKay of Preston; a son, Don McKay and his wife, Sharon, of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Richard W. McKay, Samuel B. McKay and Mollie Clair McKay, all of Philadelphia; a brother, Bobby McKay of Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Samuel and Amanda Eaves McKay; and two sisters, Loula Zell Ray and Gladys Mae Sullivan.
The family requests memorials be made to Coye Assembly of God Building Fund; First Baptist Church of Philadelphia Building Fund; or The Gideons International.
Pallbearers will be Randy Carroll, Danny Louis Carroll, Eddie Smith, Sean Whitney, Grady Stokes, John Jackson, Bobbie Denton McKay and Rickey McKay.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of The Gideons International of Kemper County, Deacons of First Baptist Church in Philadelphia and Coye Assembly of God Church Board members.
Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Bertha Rawson Caraway will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Meridian, with the Rev. Roger Carlisle officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Caraway, 92, of Meridian, died Friday, April 9, 2004, at Beverly Health Care. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Bob Rawson and his wife, Peggy, and Donnie Rawson and his wife, Clarice, all of Meridian; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, James Caraway; a son, Guy W. Rawson II; and a daughter, Oundrea Hershberger.
Pallbearers will be Guy Rawson III, Steve Rawson, Ray D. Hershberger, Travis Cornish, Donnie Rawson Jr., and Darl Jones.
Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Clarke County Sheriff's Department
Services for Robert C. Goodwin will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Family Life Center in Quitman with the Rev. A. Lewis Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Archusa Memorial Cemetery with Berry &Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Goodwin, 64, of Stonewall, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, in Clarke County. He was employed with the Clarke County Sheriff's Department.
Survivors include two daughters, Lynn Gray and her husband, Winston, of Enterprise, and Vickie Moore of Stonewall; a son, Steve Goodwin and his wife, Rita, of Stonewall; six sisters, Lucy J. Itson and Emma Moss, both of Quitman, Alma Donald, Jean Boutwell and Shirley Oliver, all of Racine, Wis., and Joan Henry of Poplarville; five brothers, Charles E. Goodwin, Jerry L. Goodwin, Benny L. Goodwin, John L. Goodwin, and Darnell Goodwin all of Racine; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Little Zion United Methodist Church in Stonewall.