Mr. Dexter Cochran
Dexter Snowden Cochran, 83 of Steens, MS died Monday, March 4, 2013.

Funeral services were Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 11 AM in the
Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel, Columbus, MS with Jeffery “Duffy”
Neubauer officiating. Interment was in Piney Grove Cemetery, Steens,
MS with Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS directing.

Mr. Cochran was a resident of Choctaw County, MS. He retired as the
county agent with USDA and served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal. Mr.
Cochran was a past member of Columbus Kawani’s, Turner’s Battery, 4-
County Advisory Board, Lowndes County Fair Board, North Mississippi
Retired Agent Club, Cattlemen Association, and Sons of Confederate

Mr. Cochran is survived by his wife Nadine “Dee” Cochran, Columbus,
MS; daughters – Shirley Strait, Brooksville, MS, Nina Steenstra,
Steens, MS; brother – Leon Cochran, Tupelo, MS; 8 grandchildren and
eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Jean Bramlett

Mrs. Jean Bramlett, 70, of French Camp, MS passed away March 5,
2013, in Memphis, TN.

Services were held at 2 pm Friday, March 8, 2013 at French Camp
Baptist Church, with burial following in French Camp Cemetery.
Visitation was from 5 – 9 pm Thursday and after 12 noon on Friday at
French Camp Baptist Church. Rev. Randy Bridges officiated the services.

Pallbearers were Jamie Stevens, Terry Nowell, Jeff Ward, Travis
Grice, Chad Fauver, and Greg McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers were Glen
Peacock and Hugh Dendy.
Mrs. Bramlett was a member of French Camp Baptist Church. She was a
retired Assistant Teacher with French Camp and a Homemaker.

She is preceded in death by husband, Herbert Ross Bramlett; parents,
Cecil and Dorothy Doster Hill.

She is survived by daughters, Pam Nail, Tracie (Robert) Peacock and
Amy (Scott) Nowell; son, John (Janice) Bramlett; sisters, Amelia
(Glen) Olita and Judy (Steve) Herges; brothers, Ricky (Glenda) Hill,
Billy (Judy) Hill and Harold Hill; grandchildren, Tara, Katie, Colin,
Haley, Kelcey, Emory, Brady, Raney, Haiden, Kassidy and Tucker; great
grandchildren, Analisa and Kayden.

Culpepper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For online
condolences visit

Casey Marion Smith, Sr.

Casey Marion Smith, Sr., 83, was born in Moorhead, Mississippi on
April 4, 1929, and went to his heavenly home on March 4, 2013. He was
the beloved husband of Joan (McIntire) Smith, whom he married in 1948.

Affectionately known as Marion, Dad, Poppa, Pop and Uncle Son, he
was a benevolent husband, father, brother, grandfather, great
grandfather and friend. He was known for his passion for Jesus
Christ, faithfulness to his church, love for his family, zest for
life and generosity toward his fellow man. He will be long remembered
for down-home spun humor, quick wit and story-telling. He loved to
collect antiques (said “he was antique too” in later years) and
enjoyed displaying his collection in “Poppas Country Museum.”

Marion Smith moved to Choctaw County in 1942. He graduated from
Ackerman High School in 1948 as the first student body president and
was president of his
senior class. He was a proud member of the 1947 Championship Football
Team while playing the first game on the new Dale Davidson Football
Field. Marion served two terms as Town Alderman and worked as Public
Works Superintendent, Fire Chief, Deputy Marshall for eleven years
and remained one of Ackerman and Choctaw County’s most avid
ambassadors. Marion organized and directed the first Fire Department
in Ackerman was founder and President Emeritus of the
annual Ackerman School Reunion.

Marion then established himself as an aspiring entrepreneur, having
co-founded and managed several successful state-wide water works
supply businesses. He was a member of the Ackerman Masonic Lodge #119
and the Gideon’s International. He retired in 1985 and his love for
woodworking prompted him to begin his own
business called “Poppas Country.” Poppa was a skilled master
craftsman whose handiwork adorns many area households.

Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be held on Thursday March 7,
2013 at 11 AM at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman,
MS. Burial will follow in the Enon Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Lawson will
officiate the service. Visitation was held on Wednesday March 6,
2013 from 5 PM until 8 PM at Coleman Funeral Home in
Ackerman, MS.

Marion was preceded in death by his parents Casey Triplett and Grace
(Fondren) Smith; and his sister, Doris Withers.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan (McIntire) Smith of
Ackerman; one son, Casey M. “Buddy” Smith, Jr. and his wife, Carol of
Tupelo, MS; one brother, Kenneth Smith and his wife, Bess of Flowood,
MS; 2 grandchildren, Casey Smith, III and his wife, Mandy, and Stacey
Fowler and her husband, Chip; and 4 great grandchildren, Casey Joe
Fowler, Weston Fowler, Addie Grace Smith, and Lexie Rose Smith.

Memorials can be made to Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church PO Box
294 Ackerman, MS 39735 and/or The Ackerman School Reunion Scholarship
Fund, Attn: Kenny Clark PO Box 398 Ackerman, MS 39735.