Ruth Bierman Stewart

Funeral services for Ruth Bierman Stewart, 83, of Greenville will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 29 at Impact Church, Greenville. She died Friday, January 26 at her home. Burial will be in Lakeview Gardens under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Mrs. Stewart was a member of the American Legion where she served as treasurer. She ran Cooks Beauty Supply until she retired and then was a crossing guard for 20 years. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Stewart, daugther, Carol Reynolds, parents, Dewitt Bierman and Eudora Farrell and by a brother, Joe Bierman. She is survived by granddaughter, Heather Hughes (Tommy); grandson, Justin Reynolds (Kelsey); sister, Betty Dear (Dwight) of Star, MS; six great grandchildren, Blayne Hughes, Peyton Hughes, Chesney Hughes, Layla Hughes, Kyler Reynolds, and Kylie Reynolds; sister-in-law, Betty Stewart; special friend, J. R. Massey; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

There will be a visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 28 at Boone-Smith Funeral Home, Greenville


Mary Ann Boone Majkrzak

Memorial services for Mary Ann Boone Majkrzak, of Reno, Nevada and formerly of Memphis, Tennessee will be held in the Leland-Stoneville Cemetery on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The mother of five and recent bride of Clarence Crawford peacefully passed away in Reno, Nevada on Tuesday January 16, 2018. Services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland.

Mary Ann was born in Leland Mississippi on July 30, 1930 to W. J. Boone, Sr. and Mary White Boone.. She was always very active and loved playing bridge, bunco, and celebrating birthdays with her many girlfriends in Memphis, until she became ill and moved to Reno to be closer to her children. A true Southern lady who never met a stranger, she would often talk to people insisting she knew them and by the end of the conversation she would. While becoming the widow at a young age of John R. Majkrzak (1932-1982), her children were so happy she met Clarence and got married a short year and a half ago. They were wonderful together, and we are all grateful she had a trusted companion during the last days of her life.  

Her beloved brothers, W. J. Boone, Jr. of Leland and Herman Thomas Boone of Starkville, preceded her in death. 

Mary Ann raised 5 children in Memphis, TN and lived to tell about it: Rolan Harrison Dillard III (Katy) of Jackson, CA, Cathie Bigger-Smith (Marcus) of Harrison, ID, John B. Majkrzak (John) of Palm Springs, CA, Beth Majkrzak (Sean) of Dallas, TX and Michelle Majkrzak Abdella of Chauncey, OH. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Patrick Bigger, Alissa Bigger, Lyndsay Dillard, Clay Dillard and Alana Abdella.

She was always a Mississippi "girl" and will return to Leland one last time for the memorial services in April. The family requests donations be made to The American Parkinson Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.


Samuel Ross Underwood


Memorial services for Samuel Ross Underwood, age 93, retired farmer and ginner of Greenville, were held at 3:00 p.m. today, Monday, January 22 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.  He died Friday, January 19, 2018 at Delta Regional Medical Center.  

Mr. Underwood was born in Maverick, Texas on May 25, 1924 to the late Samuel Holland and Ella Mae Underwood.  He grew up in Sanderson, Texas.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  He served at several Air Force bases, and his last assignment was at the Greenville Air Force base where he was an instructor.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend and will be missed by all.
Mr. Underwood is survived by his wife of 28 years, Charlotte Redd Underwood; 2 sons, John Ross Underwood (Cyndi) of Greenville, MS and Lee Underwood (Candi) of Madison, MS; a daughter, Ann McClendon (Joe) of Hernando, MS; 2 step-daughters, Dawn Redd McGraw (Marty) of Hattiesburg, MS and Kim Russell Johansson (Ed) of Bay St. Louis, MS; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends for one hour before services Monday at the funeral home.  Because of Mr. Underwood's love for his pets, memorials may be made to ARRF, PO Box 66, Leland, MS  38756.


Hazel Phillips Keith

Funeral services for Hazel Phillips Keith, age 94, of Greenville will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 26 at Greater Faith Tabernacle on Burning Bush Drive, Greenville.  She died of Alzheimer's Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Washington Care Center.  Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mrs. Keith was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Josh Keith; a daughter, Phyllis Keith Farish; and a son, Jerry Keith.  She is survived by a daughter, Patti Keith Shaw (Kevin); a son-in-law, John Farish; 4 grandchildren, Shannon Mathews, Ashley Keith Rollins, Patricia Shaw Parkerson (Cameron), and James Michael Keith (Sarah); 14 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held one hour before services on Friday at Greater Faith Tabernacle.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 


Margaret Gene Brewer Ritchey

Funeral services for Margaret Gene Brewer Ritchey, 97, of Indianola will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 21 at Boone Funeral Home, Indianola. She passed away on Thursday, January 18 at her home. Burial will be in Indianola City Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Indianola. 

Mrs. Ritchey was born in Alabama on December 11, 1920 to Malciga Enlo Brewer and Sallie Mae Hopper Brewer. She moved with her parents to Mississippi as a child and graduated from Moorehead High School in 1941. While working at the Post Office in Moorehead, she met and married her husband, Edgar M. Ritchey in Grenada, MS on July 12, 1945. They lived in Indianola, Tupelo, and Corinth, MS where he worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company before moving back to Indianola in 1985. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, Cecil Edgar Ritchey; brothers, Joel Winston Brewer, Cecil Brewer, William L. Brewer, and Bobby Brewer and sisters, Susie Ray Malone and Sarah Nell McMinn. 

She is survived by her son, Donald R. Ritchey of Cleveland, sister, Mary Pearl Dickerson of Bolton and several nieces and nephews. 

There will be a visitation at Boone Funeral Home, Indianola one hour prior to the services.


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