Mrs. Marlene Lucas Hunt November 6, 2012 Funeral services for Marlene Lucas Hunt, 77, were held at 2 p.m. on November 8, 2012 at Salem Independent Methodist Church with Rev. Tim Long officiating. Burial followed in Salem Independent Methodist Church Cemetery.

A native of Starkville, MS, Ms. Hunt, was a member of Salem Independent Methodist Church. Mrs. Crimm died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at North MS Medical Center in Eupora.

Survivors include a son, Kerry Hunt of Starkville, MS, brother, Renford Lucas of Winona, MS and a sister, Linda Whitaker of Eupora, MS

Coleman Funeral of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements. Family suggests Memorials to Salem Church and/or Salem Cemetery Fund. To sign the family registry visit:

Mrs. Daris Ann Nowell November 6, 2012 Funeral services for Daris Ann Nowell, 69, were held at 11 a.m. on November 10, 2012 at Salem Independent Weir Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Atkinson officiating. Burial followed in Weir Cemetery.

A native of Attala County, MS, Ms. Nowell was a Factory Worker. She died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in Weir, MS.

Survivors include a Sister, Helen Nowell of Weir, MS and also 2 nieces.

Coleman Funeral of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements. To sign the family registry visit:

Mr. Billy D. King, Sr. Billy D. King, Sr., 77, of Clinton, passed away October 20 at St. Dominic Hospital. A memorial service was held at Pocahontas Baptist Church on Friday, Nov. 9 at 11 AM.

The family would like to express sincere gratitude to his cardiologist, Dr. Richard Rayford and his staff for their care and compassion throughout the many years of Billy’s illness.

In addition to Billy’s immediate survivors, he leaves behind a special niece, Tomi Lynn Mitchum and devoted friends, Cedric and Annie Johnson, loved like a son and daughter by Billy and his family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Clinton Christian Academy, 101 W. Northside Dr, Clinton, MS 39056 or Pocahontas Baptist Church 4200 Kickapoo Road, Jackson, MS 39209.

Mrs. Mary Lee Ready November 9, 2012 Funeral services for Mary Lee Ready, 81, were held at 11 a.m. on November 12, 2012 at Salem Independent Weir Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Long, Jim Reed and Glen Ray officiating. Burial followed in Salem Cemetery near Ackerman.

A native of Ackerman, Ready was a retired Factory Worker. She was also a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church. She died Tuesday, November 9, 2012 at North MS Medical Center in Eupora, MS.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry and her husband, Thomas of Ackerman; brother, Frank Ray and sister, Jo Lenore Null both of Ackerman, MS and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; along with many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

Coleman Funeral Home, of Ackerman, was in charge of arrangements. To sign the family registry visit: Family suggest Memorials be made to Salem Cemetery Fund.

Billy Malcolm McCarty

Billy Malcolm McCarty , age 82, of Alabaster, AL, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012 with his family at his side. He was the son of the late Troy and Clara Ballard McCarty.

He is a survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Cecile McCarty; daughters, Deborah Ann Brashier (Edd) and Laura Jeanne Kendrick (Kelly); sons, Michael Troy McCarty (Amy) and Mark Thomas McCarty (Delia); sisters, Nanilou Long and Martha Oswalt; brother, Bobby McCarty (Frances); grandchildren, Michael McCarty, II, Laura Elizabeth Robbins (Seth), Anna Marie Holder (Brady), John Paul McCarty, James Matthew Brashier (Hannah), Joseph Morgan Brashier, Scott Kendrick (Michelle), Jennifer Marie Kendrick, Joshua Caleb Kendrick, Jonathan Miles Kendrick, Deiree Dawn McCarty; great grandchildren, Andrew Seth Robbins, Kentley Kendrick, Keagen Kendrick, Kailyn Kendrick.

The family received friends from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Thursday, November 8, 2012 with a funeral service following at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Father Ray A. Dunmyer and Michael McCarty officiating. Interment was at Alabama National Cemetery, Montevallo, AL. Charter Funeral Home directing. PAID OBITUARY

Dr. F.L. Lummus

Tupelo – Dr. Floyd Lamar Lummus, 77, of Tupelo, died Sunday, October 21, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Dr. Lummus was born July 21, 1935, in Weir, and began loving and following Christ Jesus at the age of seven.

He was a graduate of Ackerman High School, Mississippi College and the University of Mississippi Medical Center; he completed a medical internship at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville Tenn. He served in the United States Navy from 1961-1964, then completed his medical residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, and at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, La. He began his practice of Internal Medicine with Dr. Antone Tannehill in Tupelo in 1967. In 1977, Dr. Lummus and fellow physicians, Dr. Antone Tannehill, Dr. Bill Wood and Dr. Eugene Murphy, formed Internal Medicine Associates (IMA), which was eventually sold to North Mississippi Medical Clinics (NMMC) in the early 1990s. Dr. Lummus was selected NMMC Physician of the Year in 1981, and was a member of the NMMC medical staff from 1967 until 2996, a 39-year career of service to the medical community of Tupelo.

He held a deep commitment to His Savior and served Harrisburg Baptist Church, Tupelo, as a Sunday school teacher, deacon chairman, and Finance and Building Committee member. He also served as chairman of the medical staff at North Mississippi Medical Center, was president of the Northeast Mississippi Medical Society, a member of the Mississippi State Medical Association, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine, American College of Cardiology, as well as a Board of Trustees member at Blue Mountain College.

A celebration of his life was held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2012, at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. David Langerfeld and the Rev. Scott Little officiating. A eulogy was given by Dr. Bill Hilbun. Interment was at Tupelo Memorial Park.

A loving and faithful husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jeanette Moak Lummus of Tupelo; son, Dr. Allan Lummus (Connie) of Memphis, Tenn; daughters, Dr. Jill Lummus of West Hollywood, Calif., and Neece Little (Scott) of Madison; and grandchildren, Max Diamond Lummus, Luke Little and Jordan Little.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Irene Husband Lummus and Floyd Alvaro Lummus.

Pallbearers were Dr. Alan Flowers, Charlie Greer, Allan Kent, John Smith, Lee Thornton and Bill Yarbrough. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Kilgo Sunday School Class at Harrisburg Baptist Church.

Visitation was Thursday, October 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home in Tupelo.

Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801 or Harrisburg Baptist Church, 4675 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38801.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at PAID OBITUARY