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Jean Thurman Smith

Charleston, MS

Mrs Jean Thurman Smith, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in Meridian, MS. Family will receive friends on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm with interment to follow at Tippo Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs Smith retired from the US Postal Service in Swan Lake, MS after serving as Postmaster for 23 years; was a member of Glendora Methodist Church and The Glendora Garden Club. She was married to the late Woodrow Wilson Smith from July 21, 1951 until his death on February 25, 2003. They were married for 52 years.

She is survived by her daughter Jackie (Gary) Shepherd of Burleson, TX, sons Wilson (Sylvia) Smith of Grenada, MS, Albert Smith of Meridian, MS; sister Mildred (Bill) Lee of Purvis, MS ; brother Billy Fillyaw of Sandhill, MS; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. Smith, sister Mary Alice Green, brother Floyd Fillyaw and two grandsons, Bradley and Austin Smith.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Huntington's Disease Society  505 Eighth Avenue Suite 902  NY, NY 10018;  National Parkinson Foundation  PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or

The American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue  Dallas, TX 75231

 

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Jacob Bryce Fly

Charleston, MS

Jacob Bryce Fly, infant son of Cody Fly and Melissa Manuel, passed away and went to be with our Lord on December 2, 2014 in Oxford, MS. During his brief life here on Earth he touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. There will be a Visitation Friday, December 5, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm followed by the Funeral service at 2:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston, MS. Interment will be at Goshen Cemetery.

Jacob is survived by his parents Cody Fly and Melissa Manuel of Pontotoc, MS. Jacob is also survived by Maternal Grandparents- Rebecca & Woody Franklin of Thaxton, MS and David Manuel of Sardis, MS; Maternal Great Grandmother-Emma Collins of Grenada, MS and the late Gary McCaulla; and Maternal Great-Great Grandmother-Margaret Griffin of Grenada, MS; Paternal Grandparents Beth & Mike Harper of Charleston, MS and Dickie & Paige Bowles of Charleston, MS; Paternal Great Grandparents Dora Fly and the late Marion Fly of Charleston, MS.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Goshen Cemetery Fund C/O Benny Fly, P O Box 59, Oakland, MS 38948.

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Mr. Roy L. (Bud) Newton, Sr.

Charleston, MS

Mr. Roy L. (Bud) Newton, Sr., age 82, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Oxford, MS. Family will receive friends at a catered reception on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Chapel . The funeral services will held Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Newton served in the U. S. Armed Forces, was a retired Game Warden with MS Department of Wildlife and a member of Sumner Church of God. He is survived by his daughter Debbie Lee of Sumner, MS, his son Leon (Pam) Newton, Jr. of Sumner, MS and twelve grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Dotsy Newton, his son Kelvin Newton, two sisters Opal Stovall and Rose Marie Newton, and his parents Jimmie and Mary Newton.

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

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Mr. Gerald Odell Rippee

Charleston, MS

Mr. Gerald Odell Rippee, age 75, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Tupelo, MS. Family will receive friends at a catered reception on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 1:00pm at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Magnolia Garden Cemetery,

Mr. Rippee served in the U.S. Army, worked in sales for Mini Systems in Sardis, MS and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Rippee of Water Valley, MS; daughter Brenda Fenton of  Angier, NC; son Jeff (Kim) Rippee of Water Valley, MS; stepdaughters Janice (John) Levy of Oxford, MS, Brenda (Danny) Vance of Columbus, MS, Beverly (Kenny) Goolsby of Water Valley, MS; sister Neva Reece of Charleston, MS; brother Doyle (Virginia) Rippee of  Nashville, TN and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theo & Lina Rippee, daughters Donna Noe & Mae Walker, brothers Theo Franklin Rippee Jr., Lloyd Rippee and Leslie Rippee.

Memorial Contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

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Mr Robert Tharp

Charleston, MS

Mr. Robert Tharp, age 83, passed away in Oxford, MS on Friday, October 31, 2014. Family will receive friends at a catered reception on Sunday, November 02, 2014 from 12:30 pm  until 2:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will begin at 2:00 pm with interment to follow at Rome Cemetery.

Mr. Tharp was Co-Owner of Flying Y Aero of Tutwiler, MS, a veteran of the Korean Conflict: of the 114 Engineering Battalion; a member of Charleston Church of God, the Sumner Rotary Club, the National Agricultural Aviation Association. and the  Mississippi Agricultural Aviation Association. He also served as Sumner Fire Chief and was a member of The Gideon's International.

Mr. Tharp is survived by his wife, Wanda Tharp of Charleston, MS, daughter Mona (John) Whitten of Sumner, MS, sons Kevin Hodges of Charleston, MS and Brandon Hodges of Charleston, MS; sisters Janie (Lavelle) Kelly of Macon, GA, Mildred Stone of Drew, MS, Mary Alice (Kenneth) Steed of Drew, MS; brother Doyle (Carolyn) Tharp of Sumner, MS, two grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ellen Tharp, son Earnest Tharp, daughter Genevieve Tharp, parents Robert & Leona Tharp, stepson Greg Hodges and brother Harold Tharp.

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

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