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Charlene Russell Barr of Cleveland

Mrs. Charlene Russell Barr of Cleveland passed away Monday, December 11, 2017, at her home.
Visitation was from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Celebration of Life service immediately followed beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Covenant Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tim Starnes officiating. Interment was in North Cleveland Cemetery.
Charlene Russell Barr was a daughter of the soil and agriculture in Tennessee, Missouri, and Mississippi. She was born to Charles Aaron and Hazel Adcock Russell in a hillside village near Jackson, TN, on June 21, 1943. She started early as a farm child when, at three months of age, she was pulled along a cotton sack in the fields with her mother. In 1947, Charlene’s family left their family’s 173 year old homestead in Tennessee, and crossed the Mississippi River by ferry to reach the Missouri Bootheel, where her brother was born and where she was later baptized at the age of ten at Micola Baptist Church.
After thirteen years of farming the Missouri soil, the family moved to Pace-Beulah, where Charlene attended Pace Baptist Church and Rosedale High School. It was here where Charlene met her future husband, Lanny Barr, to whom she lovingly gave the nickname “Jack.” After earning her degree in Education from Delta State College, the couple was married on June 27, 1965, at Pace Baptist Church. Charlene’s life continued to be associated with agriculture, as Lanny and their three sons have maintained farming interests in the Bolivar County area to this present day.
After twenty years of dedicated homemaking and child-rearing, Charlene became involved in the electoral process on County and National levels. For four years, she served as Chairwoman of the Bolivar County Republican Party. She was also a volunteer for many civic groups such as the City Beautification Committee, Cleveland Tree Board, Ambassador of the BPAC, Friends of the Library, Cleveland Women’s Club, Cleveland Garden Club, and for fifty years the Rosedale Homemakers’ Club. Her concern for historical preservation resulted in long-standing memberships in the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. In 1997, Charlene was honored by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority as their First Lady of the Year for her service through numerous community activities.
Charlene was a faithful, active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where she sang in the Sanctuary Choir for over thirty years.
Charlene had an artist flair, which she demonstrated by gathering together unique items to make eye-catching centerpieces for luncheons and other social events. At Christmastime she would use her talents for drawing and painting displays in the pageants her grandchildren would perform for holiday celebrations with family. Their favorite prop she created was a life-size camel which the children, as well as family and friends, could ride and depict the coming of the Three Wise Men.
Charlene found delight in growing daylilies and dogwood trees, photography, and traveling. She stated that one of her biggest blessings in life was being able to see thirty-two countries in seventeen years with her sister-in-law by her side. Turkey was her favorite because of the seven churches of the New Testament being located there. Like most grandmothers, Charlene dearly loved her ten grandchildren, and she was fervent in teaching them about spiritual matters, praying, and their Christian faith.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-two years, Lanny Barr; her three sons, Bradley Russell Barr (Lynne), John Aaron Barr (LeaAnn), and Andrew Benton Barr (Kasey); her brother, Terry Russell (Linda); stepmother, Lois Merene Russell; and grandchildren, Brittnee Short, Kateland Barr, Russell Barr, Taylor Barr, John Reed Barr, Reagan Barr, Andrew Rogers Barr, Sam Barr, Layla Rose Barr, and Forrest Barr.
Pallbearers were Tommy Worthey, Russell Barr, Bennie Lessie, David Arant, Bill Lester, and John Conico. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Blanchett, Gene Godwin, David Robinson, Joey Herbison, Jim Armishaw, and Houston Weaver.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to The Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Martha Rose Koehler Pillar, 62, of Aurora, IL

Martha Rose Koehler Pillar, 62, of Aurora, IL, passed away peacefully, Dec. 6, 2017, at Edward Hospital of Naperville.
She was born Feb. 20, 1955, in Cape Girardeau to her loving late parents, Melbourne and Berniece Koehler.
She was the wife of Raymond R. Pillar, whom she wedded October 2, 1982.
She is survived by son Kirk (fiancé0 Sarah Spain) Pillar of Montgomery, IL, and Kyle Pillar of North Aurora, IL; grandmother of Tiberius Pillar; sister of Marilyn (Charles) Weber of Cape Girardeau, Melbourne Koehler Jr. of Rossville, GA, Ron (Catherine) Koehler of Cleveland, Margaret (Mike T.) Meyer of Gordonville and Steven (Mary) Koehler of Scott City; and many nieces and nephews.
Martha was a 1978 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She worked for Homeland Security and Emergency Management of DuPage County for many years. Martha and Ray then started their Molly Maid Franchise in 2003, serving the Illinois areas of St. Charles, Aurora, Naperville and Plainfield.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 3-4 p.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church, 3000 Liberty St., Aurora, IL.
The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will be private.
Arrangements entrusted to Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to: Mutual Ground 418 Oak Ave, Aurora, IL 60506.
Online condolences may be made at www.friedrich-jones.com

What's Going On: Dec. 11, 2017

Monday
 8 a.m. — ABE/GED classes at the Cleveland WIN Job Center
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland.
 5-7 p.m. — Youth of Bernice’s Booster Club for Youth Inc. will meet.
 6-8 p.m. — Rep. Abe Hudson will host a town hall meeting at the Alcorn Extension Building in Mound Bayou.
 6:30 p.m. — Open NA meeting, Step Study at Yale Street Baptist Church in Cleveland.
 7:30 p.m. — Closed AA meeting at Renova Town Hall (non smoking)
 8 p.m. — NA meeting in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church in Rosedale

Tuesday
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland
 9-11 a.m. — H.M. Nailor Elementary School will celebrate Christmas Around the World. Today is Spain and Italy.
 9-11:45 a.m. — GED classes at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Sewing class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 11 a.m. — Baxter Retirees will meet at Wendy's.
 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — Microsoft Word class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou.
 6-8 p.m. — Rep. Abe Hudson will host a town hall meeting at the Rosedale Library.
 6 p.m. — A mixed level yoga class at the Delta Arts Alliance Annex in Cleveland
 6 p.m. — The Tuesday Night Pickers will play at Grover's Corner in Cleveland
 7 p.m. — Open AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland

Wednesday
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland
 9-11 a.m. — H.M. Nailor Elementary School will celebrate Christmas Around the World. Today is Russia, China and Jamaica.
 9-11:45 a.m. — GED classes at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 10-11 a.m. — Microsoft Excel class at St Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 11 a.m. — Ribbon cutting will be held for Heart of Hospice, 810 East Sunflower Rd, Suite 100 C, Cleveland
 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Power Point class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 Noon — Rotary Club of Cleveland will meet at the Cleveland Country Club
 7 p.m. — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland.

Thursday
 8 a.m.-noon — ABE/GED classes at the Cleveland WIN Job Center
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland
 9-11 a.m. — H.M. Nailor Elementary School will celebrate Christmas Around the World. Today is Japan and Venezuela.
 9-11:45 a.m. — GED classes at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Sewing class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 10-11 a.m. — Microsoft Access class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 11:30 a.m. — Ribbon cutting will be held at Cannon, U.S. Highway 61 North.
 Noon — Lunch with Books, Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library in Cleveland, featuring Jacquelyn Allen, Noon
 Noon — Exchange Club of Cleveland will meet at the Cleveland Country Club.
 5-7 p.m. — Live Nativity, First Presbyterian Church
 5 p.m. — Weight Watchers will meet at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church.
 7 p.m. — AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland
 7 p.m. — Al Anon meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland. Al Anon Family Groups offer strength and hope to anyone who has been affected by someone else's drinking. For more information, call 662-846-1132.

Friday
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland.
 9:30 a.m. — Parks Elementary Holiday Program
 9:30 a.m. — Bell Academy will hold a ribbon cutting for its PE Building.
 10 a.m. — Story hour for stay at home parents will be held at the Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library in Cleveland.
 Noon — Lions Club will meet at the Cleveland Country Club.
 6 p.m. — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland
 6 p.m. — Al Anon meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland. Al Anon Family Groups offer strength and hope to anyone who has been affected by someone else's drinking. For more information, call 662-846-1132.

Saturday
 10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Women’s Business Holiday Expo, Delta State University Coliseum
 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Grammy Museum Mississippi Blues Family Day
 11 a.m.-noon — Pre-School Storyhour will be held at the Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library
 Noon — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland
 1-4 p.m. — Santa at the Caboose, downtown Cleveland
 2-5 p.m. — Carriage Rides, downtown Cleveland
 3-6 p.m. — Traveling Nativity, First United Methodist Church
 4-6 p.m. — Live music in downtown Cleveland by Robin Webb
 6 p.m. — Santa and Cider in downtown Cleveland

Sunday
 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — Blood Drive, First United Methodist Church
 8:30 a.m. — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland.
 2-5 p.m. — Carriage Rides, downtown Cleveland, 2-5 p.m.
 2-4 p.m. — Live music in downtown Cleveland by Lions of Winter
 4 p.m. — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland (Non-smoking)
 6 p.m. — Lessons and Carols Service, St. Luke United Methodist Church
 7:30 p.m. — Closed NA meeting at First Methodist Church, 318 S. Court, in Cleveland

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Jessie Dean Ellis, 65, of Drew

Mr. Jessie Dean Ellis, 65, of Drew passed away on December 8, 2017, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. Interment will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery.
Jessie was born on November 19, 1952, to Charles and Ethel Ellis in Indianola. He proudly served his country in the National Guard then went on to work as a cook on a riverboat until retirement. Jessie loved to cook, plant vegetables and flowers in his garden, fixing his yard to look good, and taking care of his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents Charles Kimbrel Ellis and Ethel Estelle Ellis.
Jessie is survived by his sons Lorne Shive (Emily) of Jonesborro, AR, Leslie Shive of Hernando and Justin Ellis of Missouri; sisters, Charlotte Sue Gray of Drew and Jean Cummins (Gerry) of Drew; brothers, Sam Ellis (Gail) of Hernando, Chuck Ellis of Drew, and Gary Ellis (Sonia) of Hollandale; and a very special niece Kim Bernardi.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jan Ware, Lacy Keeton, Mauriene Keeton, Michael Rayburn, and Duane Ellis.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to Pilgrim Rest Church of God, Cemetery Fund.
To view and sign the online guestbook, please visit www.rayfuneralhome.net.

Lillian Pongetti, 87

Beloved Lillian Pongetti, 87, passed away peacefully; surrounded by family, on Sunday, December 3, 2017.
Lillian was born in Shelby on September 27, 1930. She was raised on the family farm and received her tenacious spirit and extraordinary homemaking skills from her “Mama” and “Nona.” After graduating from Shelby High School, she was the first woman in the family to graduate from college. She attended MSCW, the “W,” where she achieved her degree in Medical Technology. She then worked at Charity Hospital in New Orleans as the Lab Supervisor. During her time there she met her first husband. He was in the military and they traveled around the world. They had three children, Peter, Tony and Ann. Lillian was an adventurer, exploring and making the most of every station change. She learned about the culture and the people in every place they were stationed. She collected ceramic tiles, furniture and artifacts from each place. She was very creative and that was demonstrated in her gardening, art, quilts and cooking.
After moving to Albuquerque, people would comment on her beautiful southern accent. She’d say, “if I ever lose it, I’m going back to get it.” Once they settled in Albuquerque, she made a strong group of friends in the quilting community, the Democratic Party of NM and she was a docent at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
Lillian was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Ann Giancola; parents Jetulio Victor Pongetti Sr. and Amelia Pongetti; brothers Charles Pongetti, Anthony Pongetti and Robert Gene “Bob” Pongetti; and sister Elizabeth Pringle.
Lillian is survived by her son Anthony (Tony) Giancola; son Peter Giancola; daughter-in-law Ellen Truitt; brother Jetulio Victor Pongetti, Jr (Rita); brother Raymond Pongetti (Mitzi); brother Adam Pongetti; sister Delores Pongetti; sisters-in -aw, Vicki Bachechi and Dorothea Pongetti and nieces, nephews: Katie Cole (Joy), Michael Pongetti, Chris Pongetti, John Pongetti, Gina Beauchamp (Sandy), Paul Pongetti (Sarah), Ben Pongetti (Kendra), Tom Pongetti (Summer), Greg Pongetti, Mary Beth Pongetti, Johnny Pringle (Esther), Joey Pringle, Tommy Pringle, Jill Adcock (Michael), Julie Pringle, Missy Wallace, Kit Pongetti (Mark), and Robert Pongetti as well as many great nieces and great nephews.
Lillian was a second mother to many of her nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a host of wonderful friends from the many places she traveled and the quilting groups at the Taylor Ranch Community Center and the Los Volcanes Senior Center.
Lillian will be remembered for her great love of family and nature, gorgeous gardens, delicious cooking – especially homemade tortellini and cream puffs, her love of making things beautiful, her numerous beautifully hand sewn quilts, her strong political views, her frugality, her adventurous spirit, her desire for the equity and equality for all, and her sweet southern accent. She was greatly loved.
A private gathering will be held for family and friends on December 16, 2017. The family wishes to thank Hospice of New Mexico and Visiting Angels for their excellent care and support during this time. Should friends desire, contributions may be sent in Lillian’s name to one of Lillian’s favorite charities:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Please use the Memorial ID# 11136793 when calling (800)805-5856 or using the link, https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=14262&pID=24671&sc_icid=header-btn-donate-now
Southern Poverty Law Center: https://donate.splcenter.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=1367
 Indian Pueblo Cultural Center: Please call (505)724-3550 and ask to make a donation to the Lillian G. Pongetti fund.
Hospice of New Mexico https://hospice-of-new-mexico.secured.atpay.com/
National Women’s History Museum: Please email Nina Cavazos, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
National Museum of African American History and Culture https://support.si.edu/site/Donation2

Due to Trump, some skipping museum opening

  • Published in News

Mississippi Sen. Willie Simmons will not attend Saturday's grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Simmons said his reason for not attending has nothing to with President Trump attending the event, which has caused many to boycott the opening.

What's Going On: Dec. 8, 2017

Friday
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland.
 10 a.m. — Story hour for stay at home parents will be held at the Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library in Cleveland.
 Noon — Lions Club will meet at the Cleveland Country Club.
 6-8 p.m. — The Central Crew of Cleveland Central High School will showcase their work with the Cleveland Yearbook at the Delta Arts Alliance
 6 p.m. — Planetarium Show: Star of Bethlehem, Wiley Planetarium
 6 p.m. — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland
 6 p.m. — Al Anon meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland. Al Anon Family Groups offer strength and hope to anyone who has been affected by someone else's drinking. For more information, call 662-846-1132.

Saturday
 8-11 a.m. — Renova's community Pancake Breakfast
 10 a.m. — Delta State University commencement, Walter Sillers Coliseum
 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Girl Scout Day at the Grammy Museum Mississippi
 10:30 a.m. — Cleveland Children's Clinic will host a cookies and milk with Santa at 818 East Sunflower Road in Cleveland.
 11 a.m.-noon — Pre-School Storyhour will be held at the Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library
 Noon — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland
 1 p.m. — United Concerned Citizens Organization will hold its 35th annual Senior Citizens Appreciation Dinner in the John F. Kennedy High School Cafeteria in Mound Bayou. For information call, Amos Pates at 719-2467 or Al Sanders at 741-2468.
 1-4 p.m. — Santa at the Caboose, downtown Cleveland
 2-5 p.m. — Carriage Rides, downtown Cleveland
 2 p.m. — Delta State University commencement, Walter Sillers Coliseum
 3 p.m — Live Holiday Music downtown with Blackwater Trio
 6 p.m. — Santa and Cider, downtown Cleveland
 7:30-10 p.m. — Shaw will hold a Sip and Paint Ugly Sweater Party at Delta Hands for Hope. Prize giveaway to Ugliest Sweater. Tickets are $25. Must be 18 to paint and 21 to Sip.Contact Peaches James (662-588-7554) or Shaw City Hall (662-754-3132) for more information.

Sunday
 8:30 a.m. — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland.
 2 p.m. — Live music in downtown Cleveland by Gramm Phillips
 2-5 p.m. — Carriage Rides, downtown Cleveland
 3-5 p.m. — Piano Preparatory Program Recital, Bologna Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
 4 p.m. — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland (Non-smoking)
 7:30 p.m. — Closed NA meeting at First Methodist Church, 318 S. Court, in Cleveland

Monday
 8 a.m. — ABE/GED classes at the Cleveland WIN Job Center
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland.
 5-7 p.m. — Youth of Bernice’s Booster Club for Youth Inc. will meet.
 6-8 p.m. — Rep. Abe Hudson will host a town hall meeting at the Alcorn Extension Building in Mound Bayou.
 6:30 p.m. — Open NA meeting, Step Study at Yale Street Baptist Church in Cleveland.
 7:30 p.m. — Closed AA meeting at Renova Town Hall (non smoking)
 8 p.m. — NA meeting in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church in Rosedale

Tuesday
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland
 9-11 a.m. — H.M. Nailor Elementary School will celebrate Christmas Around the World. Today is Spain and Italy.
 9-11:45 a.m. — GED classes at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Sewing class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 11 a.m. — Baxter Retirees will meet at Wendy's.
 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — Microsoft Word class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou.
  6-8 p.m. — Rep. Abe Hudson will host a town hall meeting at the Rosedale Library.
 6 p.m. — A mixed level yoga class at the Delta Arts Alliance Annex in Cleveland
 6 p.m. — The Tuesday Night Pickers will play at Grover's Corner in Cleveland
 7 p.m. — Open AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland

Wednesday
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland
 9-11 a.m. — H.M. Nailor Elementary School will celebrate Christmas Around the World. Today is Russia, China and Jamaica.
 9-11:45 a.m. — GED classes at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 10-11 a.m. — Microsoft Excel class at St Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Power Point class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 Noon — Rotary Club of Cleveland will meet at the Cleveland Country Club
 7 p.m. — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland.

Thursday
 8 a.m.-noon — ABE/GED classes at the Cleveland WIN Job Center
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland
 9-11 a.m. — H.M. Nailor Elementary School will celebrate Christmas Around the World. Today is Japan and Venezuela.
 9-11:45 a.m. — GED classes at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Sewing class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 10-11 a.m. — Microsoft Access class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou
 Noon — Exchange Club of Cleveland will meet at the Cleveland Country Club.
 5 p.m. — Weight Watchers will meet at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church.
 7 p.m. — AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland
 7 p.m. — Al Anon meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland. Al Anon Family Groups offer strength and hope to anyone who has been affected by someone else's drinking. For more information, call 662-846-1132.

WGO Policies
All items for WGO (What's Going On) should be submitted in writing to The Bolivar Commercial at least one day prior to publication. All items should pertain to meetings and events that are open to the public. We do not run church briefs, sporting events, or invitations to private parties. Items will be run on a space available basis.

Wheeler Bolden Jr.

Wheeler Bolden Jr. passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Forrest General Hospital.
He was born on January 2, 1928, to the late, Wheeler Bolden and Josephine (Rhea) Bolden in Mount Pleasant.
He was a faithful and longtime member of New Hope Baptist Church in Mount Olive for many years before moving back to Cleveland in 2015. He retired from MS Power and Light Company after many years.
He was a wonderful father and grandfather that cared deeply for his family and treasured the many friendships he made throughout the years. Until his health started to decline, he was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed coaching boys baseball.
He served his country in the United States Army, joined the VFW and worked tirelessly to better the organization by helping raise money for different charitable needs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bobby Bolden, Reverend George Bolden and Lilburn Bolden.
He is survived by his son, Randy Bolden (Tanya) of Cleveland; daughter, Nancy Holloway (Larry) of Mabelvale, AR; and sister, Mary Wilson of Mount Olive. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Ginger Marlow, Casey Holloway, Randy Bolden Jr., Trapper Bolden, Kristy Peacock; eight great-grandchildren, Connor Marlow, Campbell Marlow, Kyleigh Bolden, Wheeler Bolden, Faith Ann Bolden, Brody Bolden, Addison Peacock, Aiden Peacock and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday, December 9, 2017, at New Hope Baptist Church in Mount Olive, from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
Services will begin at noon with interment following in the church cemetery. Rev. Jerry Arender will officiate.
Pallbearers are Casey Holloway, Randy Bolden Jr., Trapper Bolden, Brad Carpenter, Billy Bolden, Jason Collier, Curt Carter and Ruston Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made in his memory, to New Hope Baptist Church, c/o Mary Wilson, 128 Jack Wilson Drive, Mount Olive, MS 39119.
Arrangements are entrusted to Tutor Funeral Home of Magee.

Rev. Coy L. Cross, 64, of Clarksdale, formerly of Drew

Rev. Coy L. Cross, 64, of Clarksdale, formerly of Drew, died November 28, 2017, at Merit Northwest Hospital in Clarksdale.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Holly Grove Church in Drew with Tommie Charles Greer officiating. Burial will be in Drew Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017, at Byas Funeral Home in Ruleville and an hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.
Survivors include sons Cal Cross Jr. of North Carolina and Undrea Cross of Florida; daughters Taylana Mincy and Erica Davids, both of Ft. Lowell, FL; brothers Lee Cross and James Cross, both of Chicago, John Farmer of Tutwiler; sisters Jessie Mae Grimmage of Autaugaville, AL, Dell Golden of Montgomery, AL, Hazel Cross Sanders of Chicago, Amie McKinney of St. Paul, MN, Tavie King of Drew; and three grandchildren.
Online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.byasfuneralhomes.com

Lorenzo "Man" Wince, 72

Lorenzo "Man" Wince, 72, died Saturday, November 25, 2017, in Chicago, IL.
Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by three brothers A.C. Wince, A.D. Wince and Jalee Wince.
Survivors include a son Von Dunigan of Detroit, MI; brothers Burse Wince, Rev. Freddie Wince, Johnny Wince, Rev. Rhudro Wince, Sylvester Wince, all of Cleveland, Launders Wince of St. Louis, MO, Leo Paul Wince of Detroit, MI; sisters Ida Holt, Shirley Wince, Jeanette Wince, all of Chicago, IL, and Cermera Marshall of Maywood, IL; five grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sacred Memories Funeral Home in Chicago, IL.