Newsom Funeral Home Ebituaries

Roger Dale Murphey Jr.

Charleston, MS

Mr. Roger Dale Murphey Jr.,age 33, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Tippo, MS. Family will receive friends at a catered reception on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm. Interment will be held at Tippo Cemetery.

Mr. Murphey was employed at ICE Industries in Grenada, MS as Electrical Maintenance and a member of Tippo United  Methodist Church. He is survived by his daughter Madalyn Riley Murphey of Tippo, MS; mother Rebecca Murphey of Walls, MS; father Roger Murphey Sr. of Tippo, MS; brother Greg Murphey of Tippo, MS; maternal grandparents Janie Beatrice McGee of Oakland, MS and Lester David McGee of Tillatoba, MS and paternal grandfather, William Bitsy Murphey of Tippo, MS. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Clare A. Murphey and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Tippo Cemetery Fund. P.O. Box 127 Tippo, MS 38962

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Estelle C. Barefoot

Charleston, MS

Mrs. Estelle C. Barefoot

Mrs. Estelle Barefoot, age 82, passed away March 16, 2015 in Charleston, MS. Mrs. Barefoot was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ. She worked and retired as Office Manager of Whitten Law Firm of Charleston, MS  then continued her career as Office Manager at Tallahatchie General  Hospital, from which she also retired. The Family will receive friends at a catered reception from 10:00 am until 11:00 am  Wednesday, March 18, 2015 followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am at Newsom Funeral Chapel in Charleston, MS. Interment will be at Magnolia Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. Barefoot is survived by her husband Tom Barefoot of Charleston, MS; her daughter Joyce  (Walter) Butler of Waterproof, LA; her son Larry (Carolyn) Hillhouse of Courtland, MS; her step-daughter Susan (George) Houston of Sumner, MS and four step-sons-Larry Barefoot of Charleston, MS; Harry (Ann) Barefoot of Oakland, MS; Greg Barefoot of Enid, MS and Brad (Vickie) Barefoot of Pope, MS.  Mrs. Barefoot is also survived by  her sister Nita Allen of Oakland, MS; four grandchildren – Whit Butler of Houston, TX; Chris Butler of Waterproof, LA; Diana Fillyaw of Water Valley, MS; Jackie Wilkerson of Courtland, MS and five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Barefoot was preceded in death by her first husband Ralph Hillhouse, her parents-George & Bertice Lindley, her sister Sadie Roberts and her brother James Earl Lindley.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Charleston Church of Christ; 410 East Main Street; Charleston, MS  38921.

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Mrs. Jessie Dean Mounce

Charleston, MS

Mrs. Jessie Dean Mounce, age 85, passed away March 11, 2015 in Charleston, MS. The Family will receive friends at a catered reception Monday, March 16, 2015 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm followed by the service at 2:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Chapel in Charleston, MS. Interment will be at Adams Arbor Cemetery.

Mrs. Mounce retired from South Central Bell as a service representative. She was a member of the Church of God faith. Mrs. Mounce is survived by her daughter Pamela Anita (Gary) Moran of Whitehall, MT and her son Steven (Trudy) Mounce of Lacombe, LA. Two grandchildren-Kasey Wise of Whitehall, MT and Caleb Mounce of Shenzhen, China also survive Mrs. Mounce. Mrs. Mounce was preceded in death by her husband Willis Vinton Mounce, Jr.; her parents Jessie & Bessie Cole and her sister Nita Mitchell.

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

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Mr. William Brewer

Funeral services for Mr. William Brewer will be held Saturday, March 07, 2015 at Springhill Baptist Church, beginning at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Brewer Family Cemetery.

 

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Mr. William Lewis Brewer, Sr.

Charleston, MS

William Lewis Brewer, Sr., age 90, of Charleston, left this earthly world to join relatives, friends, and his Lord and Savior in heaven Sunday, March 1, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Elwanda Morman Brewer; daughter, Ramona Brewer Adams (Billy Ray); and son William Lewis Brewer, Jr. (Tori). Cherishing the memories of time with Grandpa are granddaughters Rebecca, Jessie and Breck Brewer. Brothers Gordan Brewer and Clyde Brewer also survive him. Lewis was born to Jessie Lewis and Lula Mae Brewer, August 26, 1924, in Cascilla, MS. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by siblings Derotha, Earl, Cleo, Daniel, and Jessie Mae.

Mr. Brewer was inducted into the Army in December 1943. While fighting in The Battle of the Bulge, he was wounded on Christmas Day, 1944, and Valentine’s Day, 1945. He was discharged on October 1, 1945. He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal with additional Leaf, The M-1 Marksmanship Medal, and The Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement, The Good Conduct Medal, The European Campaign Medal for the Rhineland, and Ardennes Campaign, and The WWII Victory Medal.

Returning home, he entered Southern Miss where he played basketball one season. He transferred to Mississippi State University where he received his B.S., M.S. and Advanced degrees in Education. He was in the field of education for 45 years, serving as Superintendent of Education of Tallahatchie County Schools for 28 years. During that time, he was on the Board of Trustees of Northwest Mississippi Community College. He taught and coached at Longview, Boyle, Oakland and Charleston.

He was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church for 60 years serving as Deacon Chairman, Sunday School Superintendent, Adult Sunday School Teacher and Church Treasure. He was also a founding board member of Lakeside Baptist Assembly.

For many years, he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mid-State Opportunity, Inc., He was a life member of the VFW and The American Legion; he served as local Legion Commander for 8 years. He was also a member of the National and State Veterans of The Battle of the Bulge organizations. He was chairman of the founding board of the Spring Hill Water Association.

The Family will receive friends for the long-time cattleman at a catered visitation Wednesday, March, 2015 from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston, MS. Services will be held Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Spring Hill Baptist Church with a second Visitation one prior to the service at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow in the Brewer Family Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Lakeside Baptist Assembly, C/O of Billy W. Buntin, 1289 Oak Grove Rd, Oakland, MS 38948.

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