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Clarice Smith Pittman Goodwin

Funeral services for Clarice Smith Pittman Goodwin, 88, of Sunflower will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 25 at Sunflower Baptist Church. She died Tuesday, August 22 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Burial will be in Indianola City Cemetery under the direction of Boone-Card Funeral Home. 

Clarice was born on May 10, 1929 the daughter of Myrtle Tackett Smith and Harmon Huntley Smith. She graduated from Indianola High School in 1948. On September 5, 1948 she married Earl Wright Pittman. Clarice worked as a part time clerk in the Sunflower Post Office and later worked as post master in Sunflower until her retirement. She was elected and held various offices with the US Postal Service on a state and national level. 

Clarice was a faithful member of Sunflower Baptist Church for 70 years. She served as chairman of many committees and in other various capacities including serving as church clerk for 40 years. She organized a couples Sunday School class in 1972 and also taught many other classes. She was also in charge of the Children's Church. Her devotion, love and sacrificial services were an example to others. Throughout the years Clarice was very instrumental in the planning and organizing of the class reunions for Indianola High School Class of 1948. 

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2008, and her siblings, John, Hayes, and Harmon Smith, Faye Smith Rasch, Charlene Smith Nolte, and Loyce Smith Ellis. 

She is survived by 2 sons, Earl Wright Pittman, Jr. (Ettie) and Noel Bruce Pittman (Donna); daughter, Patricia Faye Pittman Wiygul (Bryant); 7 grandchildren, Kaylis Byrnes (Jonny), Ann-Hamilton Pittman Lloyd (Ryan), Callie Pittman Collins (Kendoll), Eleanor Pittman, Bryant Wiygul (Anna Elizabeth), Huntley Wiygul and Claire Wiygul; and 6 great grandchildren, Lawson, Parker and Kennedy Grace Byrnes, Hayes Lloyd, Sara Tounzen Collins, Farrell and Madeline Wiygul. 

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

Pallbearers will be Bryant Wiygul, Huntley Wiygul, Ryan Lloyd, Kendol Collins, John Riffey Parker, Park Taylor, Greg Griffith, Brian Manning and Hiram Allison.

 

Ernest Doyle Sims

Graveside services for Ernest Doyle Sims, 65, of Greenville will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 18 at Indianola City Cemetery. He died Wednesday, August 16 at home. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

He was born on December 13, 1951, the son of David Leon Sims and Vivian Nolan Sims. Mr. Sims spent most of his life in the used car business working for Economart Auto Sales for many years. He also promoted boxing in the Greenville area. Mr. Sims was a loving husband, father and grandfather. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Wanda Kay. 

He is survived by his wife, Jackie; 2 daughters, Davy Ann Ford (Kenny) of Greenville and Christy Griffin of Greenville; brother, David Allen Sims (Shawn) of Gulfport; 4 grandchildren, Leeann, Kasey, Taygen and Layton; and great grandchild, Brantley. 

There will be a visitation from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Friday, August 19 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

 

Joyce Reed Parkerson

Funeral services for Joyce Reed Parkerson, 85, of Eudora, AR will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 16 at Greater Faith Tabernacle Church on Burning Bush Drive, Greenville. She died Friday, August 11 at her home in Eudora, AR after a lengthy illness. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Joyce was born on February 7, 1932 in Sunflower County, MS to the late James D. O'Leary and Evelyn "Birdie" Geeslin O'Leary. 

Joyce was married on March 1, 1946 in Shaw, MS to James W. Parkerson and they were married for 64 years. They were residents of Greenville since 1952 until her illness in 2012 when she became a resident of Eudora, AR. Joyce was a homemaker and she enjoyed crocheting, sewing and gardening. She also enjoyed attending church. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, James W. Parkerson; six siblings, Winfield H. "Buddy" O'Leary, Thomas "Hubert" O'Leary, Joseph "Glenn" O'Leary, William D. O'Leary, Betty Cole, and Pauline McClain. 

She is survived by a son, Jimmy Parkerson (Ann) of Eudora, AR; daughter, Carolyn Harris (Ralph) of Greenville; brother, James D. "Junior" O'Leary of Jackson; 7 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. 

There will be a visitation one hour prior to services at the church. Rev. Charles Fisher will officiate.

 

Donna Elaine Campbell

Memorial services for Donna Elaine Campbell, 67, of Leland will be at 10:00 a.m, Saturday, August 19 at Boone Funeral Home, Leland. She died Tuesday, August 15. Burial will be in Indianola City Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland. 

Donna was born in Leland and graduated from Leland High School. She then went to Delta State University where she received her masters degree in education. Donna worked as a counselor with the Greenville Public Schools retiring from Matty Atkin School. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Leland. 

She is survived by a sister, Deborah New (Danny) of Glen Allan; brother, Wilbert Campbell (Tuffy) of Loranger, LA; 2 nephews, Blake New (Mary Katherine) and Daniel New (Nikki) and a niece, Monte Willie (Howard). 

Ronnie Morris

Funeral services for Ronnie Morris, 65, of Leland will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 11 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Tuesday, August 8 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Burial will be in Lakeview Gardens under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Ronnie was born in Greenville and graduated from Riverside School. After graduation he made his home in Leland. Ronnie worked for Mississippi Materials where he was a supervisor and retired after 30 years of service. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Gladys Jones Morris; by a sister, Brenda Patterson and brother, Jerry Morris. 

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Luther Morris of Leland; 2 daughters, Rhonda McGraw of Leland and Laura Easton of Bartlett, TN; son, Brandon Morris of Cordova, TN; sister, Vickie Morris of Houston, TX; brother, John Morris of Houston, TX; and 5 grandchildren, Madelynn McGraw, Mark McGraw, Jr., Jerrion Morris, Olivia Easton, and Eli Easton. 

There will be a visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 10 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

 

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