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Mrs. Ann Buckley Ladner

Charleston, MS

A memorial service will be held at a later date for Mrs. Ann Buckley Ladner, age 89. Mrs. Ladner passed away at Sardis Nursing Home December 3, 2016.

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Samuel Gregory "Sammy" Shute


Samuel Gregory (Sammy) Shute, 54, of Ridgeland, MS passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS.

Visitation will be held in the Broadmoor Baptist Church Chapel, Madison, MS, from 12:30 - 2 p.m. Thursday, December 1, with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. Doctors Jim Futral and Rob Futral will officiate. Interment will follow at Parkway Memorial Park in Ridgeland.  Arrangements are by Parkway Funeral Home.

Sammy was born in 1962 to Betty Jo and Sam Shute in Greenville, MS. He moved to Jackson in 1967 where as a boy he accepted Christ at Broadmoor Baptist Church.  He graduated from Murrah High School in 1980 and the University of Mississippi in 1986.  Sammy was an exceptional athlete in all sports with football being his first love.   He was a wide receiver for the Murrah football team and was affectionately called the "fastest white boy in Jackson" by his Murrah Mustang teammates.  His love of playing the game was cut short after being severely injured when hit by a car in 1978 on the Ole Miss campus.  In 1983 white a student at Ole Miss, Sammy sustained a spinal cord injury after diving into a shallow river. Living as a quadriplegic, through an undying competitive nature, he became a winning wheelchair athlete.  Sammy accepted a position as an independent living counselor with the MS Dept. of Rehabilitation Services in 1989 where he helped other people with disabilities live independently.  Later he served as vocational rehabilitation program coordinator at the Methodist Rehabilitation Center until his retirement from MDRS in 2005.  Sammy had a special fondness for rescue cats and in recent years has doted on Sissy and Baby Love.  Rest assured that in Heaven, just as in life, Sammy is cheering for the Rebels and is likely a starting receiver on the Rebel team in the sky.

The Lord arranged for Sammy to cross paths with Diana Morgan in 1993 while both were employed at MDRS.  Married in 1994 at Broadmoor Baptist Church, it was truly a match made in Heaven for which Diana will be forever grateful.

Sammy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Shute and Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Shanks of Greenwood, MS; and his "brother in Christ", Leonard Teague, who took care of him for 20 years until his death in 2014.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Shute; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Shute; brother Jim Shute and wife, Brenda; nieces, Laura Shute and Molly Shute Powell, all of Dallas, TX, Cassidy Todd of Southaven, MS; nephews, Morgan Newsom and Thomas Lewis of Charleston, MS and Chase Savage of Annapolis, MD.

Pall bearers are David Burns, Chuck Johnson, Morgan Newsom, Joey Patterson, Chase Savage, and Ricky Todd.  Honorary pallbearers are Thomas Lewis, Joe Monday, Jody Newsom, Berle Reynolds, and Jeff Spitchley.

Memorial contributions may be made to Broadmoor Baptist Church or Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (Jackson).

The family wishes to extend sincere appreciation to the exceptional staff at St. Dominic Hospital, Broadmoor Baptist Church, MS Dept. of Rehabilitation Services, and Sammy's personal care attendants, Terrence Brown, Gerald Cook, Christopher Johnson, and Steven Ward.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7

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Mr. J.W. Evans

Charleston, MS.

Mr. J.W.Evans, age 85, passed away Tuesday November 01, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS. The family will receive friends at a catered reception on Thursday November 03, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. until the service beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Newsom Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Magnolia Garden Cemetery.

Mr. Evans was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran and a Baptist.

Mr. Evans is survived by his wife Polly Boothe Evans of Charleston, MS., three sons Rickey (Darlene) Evans of Charleston, MS., Randy Evans of Charleston, MS., and Scotty Evans of Charleston, MS., two brothers Clyde (Polly) Evans of Charleston, MS., and Jimmy (Sandra) Evans of Charleston, MS., two Grandchildren Rickey (Lakon) Evans of Charleston, MS. and Tasha (Trey) Bailey of Charleston, MS., three Great Grandchildren Dakota Evans, Kaleb Evans and Harper Bailey all of Charleston, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents William & Emma Evans.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Mr. Whit Walters

Charleston, MS

Mr. Whit Walters, age 91, peacefully entered into rest on October 20,2016 at his home in Sumner, Mississippi. The family will receive friends Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until  service time at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Sumner. Interment will follow in Magnolia Garden Cemetery, Charleston, MS.

Mr. Walters, a member of First Baptist Church Sumner where he served as Deacon and Usher was a retired employee of Oil Well Company, a division of U. S. Steel, Dallas, TX.  Mr. Walters was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II where he fought in The Battle of the Bulge.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of sixty-five years Jo Ann Walters; his sisters , Betty McCullough of Sumner, MS, Ann Tubbs of Mize, MS, and Lynn Faella of Wayne, OK; his brother, James (Evelyn) Walters of  Tupelo, MS; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family asks that you consider making your memorials contributions to:

First Baptist Church Sumner

P. O. Box 145

Sumner, Ms 38957

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Ms. Nancy McFerrin Lacefield

Ms. Nancy M. Lacefield, age 80, passed away Thursday October 13, 2016 at North Delta Hospice, Southaven, MS. Family will receive friends for a graveside service 2:00 p.m., Sunday October 16, 2016 at Bethel Cemetery, Enid, MS.

Ms. Lacefield a member of the Baptist faith was a retired employee of The Board of Education Memphis City Schools.

Those left to cherish her memory include her brother W. L. (Pam) McFerrin of Charleston, MS as well as a number of nephews and nieces.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Maudie McFerrin and her sister Francis E. Snider.

The family requests  you consider American Cancer Society for donations.

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