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Don William Beckwith

Funeral services for Don William Beckwith, 60, of Aiken, SC will be at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 3 at Goodenlake Church, Belzoni. He died unexpectedly Saturday, December 30 at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson. Burial will be in Goodenlake Baptist Church Cemetery, Belzoni. Services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

He was born in Isola, MS where he attended school. He married Angela Anderson making their home in Aiken, SC. He owned and operated Beckwith Builders for the past 30 years. He was a dedicated husband and father and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Robin Beckwith and by his parents, John Beckwith, Jr. and Mattie Sue Hodo Beckwith. 

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Angela Beckwith of Aiken, SC; two sons, Jonathan Beckwith of Aiken, SC and Brantley Wallace Beckwith of West Hollywood, CA; two brothers, Allen Dwayne Beckwith of Greenville and John Richard Beckwith III of Kilbourne, LA; four sisters, Sandra K. Ware Beckwith of Greenville, Beth Ann Beckwith of Long Beach, MS, Barbara Sue Beckwith of Long Beach, MS and Pamela K. Beckwith of Long Beach, MS and one grandchild. 

There will be a visitation from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. prior to services at the church.

 

Jane Middleton Jones

Funeral services for Jane Middleton Jones, age 92, will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at St. James Episcopal Church, Greenville. She passed away on December 29, 2017, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. Services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home. 

Jane was born in Greenville on October 17, 1925 and graduated from Greenville High School in 1943 with High Honors. She attended the University of Mississippi, where she was a member and officer of Chi Omega Sorority. While attending Ole Miss, she was selected to CWENS, a national honorary organization.

When she was still in her 20’s, she had a life-changing experience that determined the remainder of her life’s path. She contracted tuberculosis and spent two years at the Mississippi State Sanatorium. It was there that she learned empathy for others, and met her future husband, Willie Jones, who was recovering from tuberculosis contracted while serving in the Army during World War II. 

After her husband completed his college education, they returned to Greenville, where she resided the remainder of her life and raised their four sons. She was very involved in her beloved St. James Episcopal Church, playing the piano for "children’s church", helping with the alter guild, serving on the Vestry, chairing the pastoral care committee, leading many women’s ministries, and working for a time as the church receptionist. Her most cherished time was spent working with Harvest, a church ministry to mentally impaired adults. Harvest was her passion, as she had a special place in her heart for the wonderful people served by it. 

In the Greenville community, she exhibited her compassion for others by involvement with many organizations that reached out to diverse groups, including Greenville Junior Auxiliary, Delta Community Mental Health Services, Good Samaritan Health Clinic, King’s Daughters and Circle, Church Women United, and Mission Mississippi. The Warren Washington Issaquena Sharkey Community Action Agency recognized her many activities by giving her the Frank Carlton Humanitarian Award. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Eggleston Jones, Jr., and her parents, Robert Newton Middleton and Jane Wade Middleton of Greenville. 

Survivors include sons William Eggleston Jones, III (Donna) of Clinton, MS, Robert Middleton Jones (Gail) of Jackson, MS, Wade Childress Jones (Wanda) of Gulfport, MS, and Montgomery Newton Jones (Danna) of Mobile, AL. She is survived by six grandchildren: Jane Halbert Jones, Robert Andrew Jones, Rife Garrett Jones, Claire Christine Jones, Amanda Katherine Johnston (Christopher) and William Marshall Jones; and three great-grandchildren: Jane Marie Johnston, Charles Curren Johnston and Elizabeth Childress Johnston. 

Visitation will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Greenville on Wednesday, January 3, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to St. James Episcopal Church, Greenville, designated for the Harvest ministry. 

Her family would like to thank all who have been attentive to her needs, but especially Dotti Lowe, whose remarkable patience and unselfish caregiving allowed her a wonderful quality of life during the final years.

 

Ann Margaret McLoughlin Timmers

Ann Margaret McLoughlin Timmers, 78, of Greenville died Tuesday, December 26 at her home. The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00 p.m., Saturday, December 30 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Mrs. Timmers was a loving mother and wife who loved crafts, reading, RV travel, games, laughing, and spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of the Newcomers Club of Greenville and Just a Brooklyn Girl at Heart. 

She was preceded in death by daughters, Maryann Evers and Dawn Timmers; brothers, Patrick McLoughlin, Edward McLoughlin, Henry McLoughlin and Jackie McLoughlin and by a sister, Mary Hartnett. 

She is survived by her husband, William Timmers; two daughters, Angelia Fair and Valerie Crockett; two sons, Edward Beachy, Jr. and Shaw Fair; two sisters, Betty Driesch and Rita Iazetta; 17 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

 

Jere B. Nash

Funeral services for Jere B. Nash Jr., age 89, will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, Greenville with Dr. William Robert Sharman officiating. He passed away peacefully on December 30, 2017, at his home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home.

Jere was born November 7, 1928 in Greenville to Jere B. Nash, Sr. and Wilda Heard Nash. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1946 and obtained his undergraduate degree from Rhodes (Southwestern) College in Memphis in 1950. For the next two years, he served his country in the U.S. Army, including a year in Korea as an artilleryman. While in Korea during the war he began corresponding with a friend from Rhodes, Margie Boisen, who had graduated with him and then moved to North Carolina to complete a masters in music.

Following his discharge in January 1952, he asked Margie to marry him. She said yes, five months later they walked down the aisle together at Idlewild Presbyterian Church in Memphis, and for the next 65 years they lived in Greenville, raised a family of three sons, and contributed to their church and community. Margie died on April 30, 2017.

When Jere retired in 1998, he was president of Delta Implement Company, a Greenville-based group of stores in the Mississippi Delta that sell Case-IH farm equipment. Jere’s father was a co-founder of the business in 1925. For his entire adult life, Jere was a member of Greenville’s First Presbyterian Church, and he held, at one time or another, every office available to a lay person, including Clerk of the Session. In 1970, the city council appointed him to the board of trustees for the Greenville Public Schools at the same time the federal court had ordered the desegregation of the schools. For ten years, as a member of that board, he worked to make a newly integrated public school system a vital part of the community.

Margie and he helped to organize the Delta Music Association, Greenville Arts Council, and the Greenville Symphony. Jere also served as president of the United Way, Chamber of Commerce, and Boy’s Club and as a member of the Rhodes College Board of Trustees. He was the founder of the Greenville chapter of a national organization that promoted the exchange of high school students with foreign countries. The Salvation Army once named him Volunteer of the Year. In 1985, Margie and he jointly received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Rhodes College and in 2007 he joined with his wife and sister when the Nash family was honored to be the recipient of the Lifetime Contribution to the Arts Award in Greenville. In his retirement Jere tutored students at Trigg and Lucy Webb Elementary schools and was a devoted driver for the Wheels on Meals program.

While on the army boat to Korea, he visited the ship’s library and decided to read The Great Gatsby because he liked the title. That led to a love of F. Scott Fitzgerald for the rest of his life. Fitzgerald joined dancing with his wife, Italian Opera and Classic Cars as Jere’s avocations. For a number of years he owned a 1935 Packard.

For as long as any of his children can remember, our father was a proud member of the Rotary Club, serving as president of the Greenville chapter and as a district governor. He took to heart the Rotary oath: "service above self." Jere Nash loved and served his country, his community, his church, and his family.

Survivors include his sister, Mary Virginia Nash Watson; his three sons: Jere Nash III (Holly Wagner) of Jackson, Louis Nash (Rose) of Oxford, and Joe Nash of Greenville; and his three grandchildren: Oliver Nash of Jackson, and Sarah and Bo Nash of Oxford. Jere’s father died in 1990 and his mother died in 1971.

The family will receive guests at the house afterwards. Gifts in memory of Jere Nash may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Mississippi or Community Foundation of Washington County in Greenville, Mississippi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Justice Fewell

Funeral services for Margaret Justice Fewell, 100, of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 30 at North Little Rock Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR. She died Tuesday, December 26 at Magnolia Gardens. 

Despite her 100 years of age she remained active and was an inspiration to all around her. She was born April 30 1917 to Ebrium Justice and Clara Womble Justice. She was raised in Little Rock, AR and moved to North Little Rock when she married Earl Fewell in 1939. She was an active member of Park Hill Baptist Church for more than 50 years where she worked with the youth. She was a member of the committee that helped with the planning of the Christian Activities Center Building. Margaret spent many hours doing volunteer work for several civic organizations including the N. Little Rock Junior League where she served as president. She enjoyed playing bridge with friends in two Bridge Clubs for more than 30 years. 

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, sister and brother in law Buddy and Dorithy Schnipper of Texarkana, TX. She is survived by her daughter Darla Branton and her husband Harry Branton of Leland, MS, two step granddaughters Irene Hall ( Addison) of Jackson and Sarah Keith ( Michael) of Kansas City, MO and 6 step great grandchildren, 3 nephews Don Schnipper (Mary Ann) of Hot Springs, AR, Travis Schnipper ( Ann) of Texarkana, AR and Ken Schnipper (Gwen) of Texarkana, AR. 

There will be a visitation one hour prior to services at North Little Rock Funeral Home. Memorials can be sent to Park Hill Baptist Church of North Little Rock, AR.

 

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