Obituaries

Mr. Houston Lamar Howell November 21, 2012 Funeral services for Houston Lamar Howell, 97, were held in Lucedale, MS. Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Lucedale, MS.

A resident of Ackerman, MS, Mr. Howell was retired from Ingalls Shipyard. He was also a member of Ackerman Baptist Church. He died Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS.

Survivors include a wife, Louise K. Howell, of Ackerman, MS, a step son, Charles Warren of Brandon, MS, a daughter, Pattie Howell Page of Lucedale, MS; step daughter, Rita Prewitt of Ackerman, MS and one brother, Travis Howell, of Lucedale, MS.

Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. William Bryan Hutchison November 21, 2012 Funeral Services for William Bryan Hutchison were held at 2 p.m. on November 23, 2012 at Coleman Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Dobbs and Rev. Gladney Worrell officiating. Burial followed in Bethsalem Cemetery near Ackerman.

A native of Choctaw County, MS, Mr. Hutchison was a retired tree/ cattle farmer. Mr. Hutchison also served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Bethsalem Presbyterian Church. He died Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

Survivors include a wife, Dorothy Jean Hutchison of Weir, MS. and two sisters, Doris Selby of Jackson, MS and Janie Dale Taylor of Louisville, MS.

Coleman Funeral Home, of Ackerman, was in charge of arrangements. To sign the family registry, visit www.colemanfuneral.com. Family suggests memorials be made to Bethsalem Historical Society c/o Dennis Taylor 100 Jordan Circle, Louisville, MS 39339.

Homer Alvin “Al” Evans The funeral for Al Evans was Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Adaton Baptist Chuch in Starkville, Mississippi. Interment was at Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery, Ackerman, Mississippi. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman, Mississippi was in charge of arrangements. Rev. Hal Selby, with th assistance of Rev. Tom Daniel officiated. Music was by Brian and Heidi Brasher.

Visitation was held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Adaton Baptist Church on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, just prior to the funeral.

Mr. Evans died Monday, November 19, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. He was 73 years old, having been born on February 21, 1939. He was a native of Lexington, Mississippi and was a retired educator.

He was a graduate of Lexington High School in Lexington, Mississippi. He received an A.S. Degree from Holmes Junior College. He then earned B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Agricultural Education from Mississippi State University. He was also certified in Industrial Education and Forestry Technology Education.

He was a public school teacher in both high school and community college for 25 years. He then served as an area agent for the Mississippi State Extension Service. He also worked in management positions in both business and industry for Kerr-McGee Corporation. Mr. Evans had much respect and compassion for his fellow man. He had a great love for his family and especially enjoyed get-to-gathers with relatives. He found much joy being “Pop” to hi grandsons. He was a volunteer for the Spring Columbus Pilgrimage for 20 seasons during his working years. After retirement, he volunteered many hours to the Oktibbeha County Hospital Auxiliary during a 10-year period. He was an avid fan of Mississippi State football. He appreciated a wide variety of music. While at Holmes Junior College and Mississippi State, he played the tuba in their respective band programs. He was also a choir member at Holmes Junior College. He liked history, especially of the Civil War Era. Some of his other interests were reading, traveling, horticulture, and genealogy.

He became a Christian at the age of 16 and joined the Antioch Baptist Church in the Brozville Community of Holmes County, Mississippi At his death, he was a member of Adaton Baptist Church in Starkville, Mississippi, where he served as a deacon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Alvin and Louise Frost Evans; and a son, David Lavone Evans.

Mr. Evans is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Carolyn Busby Evans, originally from Ackerman, Mississippi. He is survived by a son, Joe; daughter-in-law, Leigh Ann; two grandsons, Jonah and Rhys; and a son, Charles, all of Starkville, Mississippi. He is also survived by a brother, Ted, and his wife, Nancy; and a niece, Laura; and nephew, Stephen of Brookhaven, Mississippi.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, Mississippi 39745-9989, or Adaton Baptist Church Building Fund, 1975 Hwy. 82, Starkville, Mississippi 39759. To sign the family registry visit www.colemanfuneral.com. PAID OBITUARY