Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home

April 18, 2014, 11:17 am

Margaret Lanford Rice (Sweetie) passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Quitman County Nursing Home in Marks, MS. The family will receive friends Monday, April 21, 2014 from 1:oopm to 3:00pm at First Baptist Church of Sumner. Funeral services will begin at 3:00pm Monday. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery all under the direction of Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sunmer, MS since 1936 and taught The Florence Hall Sunday School Class for 22 years. She was a member and past president of The Plantation Garden Club and accredited flower show judge. She was a member of the Rosannah Waters Chapter of National Society Daughters of American Revolution.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Thomas Irwin Rice, Jr. She is survived by her sister Fredrica Lanford Lake, nieces Shirley Rouse and Fredrica Fester. She is survived by her children, daughters Margaret Rice Keeler (Bo) of Clarksdale, MS Meadie Rice Williams  (Billy Joe) of Sumner, MS.; sons Thomas Irwin Rice, III (Judy) of Ridgeland, MS; Lent Irwin Rice, II (Glenda) of Hernando, MS. Grandsons : Brad Keeler, Harper (Beth) Keeler, Lent (Stephanie) Keeler, Mack (Stephanie) Ely, Michael (Shay) Ely, Joe Williams, Tom (Nedra) Rice, Tom M. Rice. Granddaughters Kerry (Wayne) Dickerson, Mary Katherine (Clay) Neely. Great, Great Grandchildren, Will Keeler, John Keeler, Chase Keeler, Cade Keeler, Ashley Ely, Ceciley Williams, Taylor Porter, Kate Neeley, Grace Neeley, Mary Lanford, Bailey Dickerson, Trey Dickerson, AlexRice, Kate Rice.

In Lieu of flowers, the family request you make memorial donations to First Baptist Church ,P.O. Box 145, Sumner, MS 38957 or The Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060 

April 16, 2014, 8:17 pm

Le'Kira Ke'Miracle Bryant,  died April 13, 2014, at NWMRMC in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are graveside at 2:00 PM Friday, April 18, 2014 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale, MS with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home  in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements.

Survivors include: mother, Miss Taira S. Bryant. Father, John Washington. Sisters, Janiyha and Jamiyha Bryant. Grandmother, Tonya Bryant Richardson.

April 13, 2014, 1:16 pm

Funeral services for Whitman Bell are scheduled for Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with visitation to begin at 1:00 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home. Full obit to follow later.

April 8, 2014, 2:04 pm

Ballard Wells, 78, a retired butcher for J.D. Nosef Supermarket and Budweiser Recycling Center, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at NWMRMC in Clarksdale, MS. Visitation is Thursday, April 10, 2014, 12:00-1:30 PM at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services will follow beginning at 2:00 PM Graveside Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Clarksdale, MS. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements.

Survivors include: wife of 53 years, Jessie Harrington Wells of Clarksdale, MS. Son, Richard (Jaquee) Wells of Clarksdale, MS. Granddaughter, Michaela Wells.

He was preceded in death by parents Cora Ballard and Frank Wells.