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Ronnie Mack Norwood

Funeral services for Ronnie Mack Norwood, 83, of Greenville will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 22 at Boone-Smith Funeral Home, 1580 S. Colorado. He died Friday, October 20 at the V.A. Medical Center in Jackson. Burial will be in the Greenville City Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Mr. Norwood was born on April 4, 1934 in West, MS to Jake and Ethel Braiser Norwood. He served in the U. S. Army and National Guard where he was a bayonet instructor. Mr. Norwood was a salesman and truck driver for Mrs. Stratton's Salads, out of Jackson for 26 years, retiring in 1978. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters, two sons, Ronnie Keith Norwood and Jimmy Ray Norwood and by a daughter, Terri Lynn Eiland. 

He is survived by his wife, Linda C. Norwood of Greenville; five daughters, Kay Baxter (Perry) of Lucedale, MS, Sherri Jones of Lucedale, MS, Pam Norwood of Pascagoula, MS, Mona Milan (Jr.) of Leland and Amanda West (Wayne) of Leland; a son, Ronnie Earl Norwood (Jodi) of Leland; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. 

There will be a visitation one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

Martha Ann Dornbusch Eskrigge

Funeral services for Martha Ann Dornbusch Eskrigge, 89, of Flowood and formerly of Greenville will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 21 at St. James Episcopal Church in Greenville, MS. She died on Monday, October 16. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Martha was born at Oakland Plantation in Redwood, MS, on March 20, 1928, to Herman Beidenharn Dornbusch and Annie Birchett Brown. She graduated from Carr Central High School in Vicksburg in 1946. She continued her education at Mississippi University for Women where she graduated in 1950 with a degree in social work. She then moved to New York City and earned her master’s degree in social work from Columbia University the following year. 

She returned to Mississippi and settled in Greenville where she met Richard Eskrigge. They were married on August 8, 1953, at Crawford Street United Methodist Church in Vicksburg. Martha and Richard called Greenville their home where they raised their four boys while attending St. James Episcopal Church. She served her community as a member of the Junior Auxiliary of Greenville, King’s Daughters Circle, and the Greenville Garden Club. She worked as a social worker for many years at Delta Mental Health until her retirement. 

Martha was a loving and devoted sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a true friend and a Southern lady and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, two of her sons, Richard D. Eskrigge and Robert B. Eskrigge. She is survived by sons, Charles N. Eskrigge and John V. Eskrigge (Suzanne); daughter-in-law, Sloan Stock Eskrigge; and five grandchildren, Elizabeth Eskrigge Schamp (Tim), Brock Eskrigge (Kelsey), Mary Cayce Eskrigge, Worth Eskrigge, and Grace Ann Eskrigge. 

There will be a visitation from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials can be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 1026 S. Washington Ave., Greenville, MS, 38701.

 

Martha Jean Boyles

Funeral services for Martha Jean Boyles, 88, of Iuka and formerly of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 17 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Friday, October 13 at Tishomingo Community Living Center. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Mrs. Boyles lived in Greenville most of her life until moving to Iuka in 2011. She was a caring and loving person and had a great sense of humor. She always put others before herself, loving her family very much and was a good Christian woman. 

She was preceded in death by her husband James H. Boyles, Sr., a sister, and seven brothers, and by a grandchild and one great grandchild. She is survived by four daughters, Ruth Smith, Judy Boyles, Glenda Sue Chandler and Karen James; five sons, James "Jimmy" H. Boyles, Jr., Joseph Boyles, Michael Boyles, Gary Boyles and Donald Boyles; brother, John Peebles; fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. 

There will be a visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, October 16 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

 

James Harold Hightower

Funeral services for James Harold Hightower, 92, of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 23 at First United Methodist Church. He died peacefully on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Greenville with family by his side. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Jim was born on September 22, 1925 in Mebane, NC. He was employed in the grocery business for most of his life. He worked for 25 years in Virginia for Colonial Stores. In 1965, he moved his family to Greenville, MS to begin a new career with Lewis Grocer Company in Indianola. He retired in 1989. 

Jim was married for 58 years to the love of his life, his wife, Margaret Pritchett Hightower. He was truly "one of a kind". He had the ability to repair almost anything or build anything he set his mind on doing. In the 1980’s he built an airplane in his spare time and enjoyed flying in it with his wife. 

Jim was a long time member of First United Methodist Church in Greenville. He proudly served in the U. S. Army during World War II. 

Jim was preceded in death by his his father, Henry Walter Hightower; his mother, Correnna Jobe Hightower; his wife, Margaret Pritchett Hightower; his sister, Florence Abernathy; his brother, Bill Hightower; and his brother, Bobby Hightower. 

Survivors include his sister Nell Copley of Richmond, VA; his son Bill Hightower (Brenda) of Austin, TX; his daughter Peggy Beckman (Bill) of Fallon, NV; his son, Steve Hightower of Greenville, MS; his son; Kenny (Cindy) of Mobile, AL; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

There will be a visitation one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Greenville, 402 Washington Avenue, Greenville, Mississippi.

 

James Hollis Davis, Jr.

Graveside services for James Hollis Davis, Jr., 60, of Greenville will be at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, October 15 at Golden Link Cemetery, Anguilla, MS. He died Thursday, October 12 in Rolling Fork. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Mr. Davis was born in Rolling Fork, MS and rasied in Nitta Yuma, MS. He was a longtime resident of Greenville where he worked for many years at Mainstream Mufflers. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid Nascar fan. Mr. Davis was a regular stock car racer at the Greenville Speedway where he won several trophies. He attended Maranatha Assembly of God Church. He was a kind person and friend to all. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Hollis Davis and Gloria Sniffin Davis and by a sister, Beverly Warrington and brother-in-law, Doyle Warrington. 

He is survived by a sister, Mary Ann Woods and husband, Randal of Greenville. 

There will be a visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m., Sunday at Boone-Smith Funeral Home, 1580 S. Colorado St.

 

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