William Hilton Herring, 88, of Mendenhall passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Simpson General Hospital in Mendenhall. He was born on April 22, 1927, to Buford and Kit Herring.
"When your hour glass runs out of sand, you can't flip it over and start again....take every breath God gives you for what it's worth."
I truly believe my Dad did this.
Judy Ann Travis Akers, 60, of Magee, MS, succumbed to her battle with cancer on June 19, 2015. She passed peacefully at Simpson General Hospital with loving family and friends continuously by her side.
Judy was born March 9, 1955 in Springhill, LA to Grady E. Travis and Jessie H. Travis. She grew up in Magee, MS and was a 1973 graduate of Magee High School. That same year she married the love of her life, Chuck Akers, and together they had three children--April, Amy and Tommy.
After raising her family, Judy fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a teacher and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BS in Elementary Education in 1999. Her entire teaching career was devoted to the Simpson County School District where she touched countless lives both in and out of the classroom. She was an asset to the teaching profession and was honored with the teacher of the year award 3 times during her time teaching career.
Her love of teaching came second only to her love of family. She was especially proud of her 9 grandchildren who affectionately called her "Granny".
Preceding Judy in death are her mother, Jessie H. Travis; sister, Debra McNeil and sister in spirit, Barbara Holt.
Judy is survived by her father, Grady E. Travis; husband of 42 years, Chuck Akers; daughters, April (Wesley) Garner and Amy Akers Purser (David Johnson ); son, Tommy Akers and son in spirit, Mike W. Davis; brothers, Gary Travis (June) and Larry Travis (Judy); brother in spirit, Danny Joe Holt; sister, Kathy Wolfe (Morris) and a host of nieces, nephews and close friends.
Judy's prides in life were her "grands"--Jessi Davis, Evan Purser, Julia Davis, Emma Purser, Cassidy Akers, Kaden Garner, Wyatt Davis, Lily Davis and Morgan Johnson
Judy also leaves behind her beloved and faithful dog, Earl.
A memorial service will be held Monday, June 22, 2015 at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee at 8:00 pm with visitation from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. It is Judy's wish that, in lieu of flowers, a love offering be made in her memory to St. Dominic's Foundation: Patient Caring, 601-200-6910 or mail to St. Dominic's Foundation c/o Ann Huff 969 Lakeland Drive 39216. Her family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at both St. Dominic and Simpson General Hospitals for the exceptional care provided not only to our wife and mother, but to us as well. Your kindness and compassion will be remembered always.
Arrangements are entrusted to Tutor Funeral Home of Magee.
William J. Smith, 83, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, at VA Medical Center in Jackson. He was born on December 2, 1931 to his parents, the late Clarence T. Smith and Ella Mae Smith.
William Gary Cahill went peacefully to be with the Lord on June 18, 2015 at the age of 70. Gary was born in Houston, TX in 1944. His father worked on the pipeline so Gary spent his childhood moving around the country with his family.
Minnie Shows Todd passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015 at her residence. She was born on February 8, 1943 to her parents, the late Dewitt shows and Velma Dollar in Collins, Mississippi.
Ross Spencer Hunter Sr., 25, of Raleigh, passed away on June 11, 2015. He was born on August 31, 1989 to his parents, David Hunter and Teresa (Russell) Luckey in Greensboro, NC.
Linda Sherry Rainey, 68, of Magee, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Simpson General Hospital. She was born on April 30, 1947 to the late parents of Ershel Moore Rainey and Ramona Oneal Rainey in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Kimberly T. Kennedy, 48, of Mize, passed away June 9, 2015 at her home. She was born on April 27, 1967 to Johnny and Linda Taylor in Jackson, MS.
Mary Ann McCarty, 92, passed away peacefully June 8, 2015 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Mississippi. She was born in Columbia, South Carolina on January 7, 1923, wife of the late Hyman F. “Mac” McCarty, Jr.