Michael D. Pratt
Michael D. Pratt, age 44, died on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at his residence. Visitation will be at The Trotter Convention Center (upstairs) from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Funeral services will follow at 11 :00 AM with Dr. Shawn Parker officiating. Gunter and Peel Funeral Home will be in charge of his services.
Mike was born January 13, 1969, in Iowa City, Iowa, to the late Harry E. Pratt. As a child they moved to Esterville, Iowa, and he graduated from Esterville High School. He was a four- year letterman in high school in cross country, basketball and baseball. When he was 17, he made the American Cross Country Team to represent the United States during the New Year’s Eve, London, Hyde Park Marathon. He placed 113 out of thousands of runners.
After high school Mike joined the U.S. Navy and became a Navy Seabee. He served as a Bee for 12 years. He left the military to dedicate his time to his family. Mike loved his country but wanted to be there to watch his boys grow up. Mike was an active part of the sports community. He coached Little League Baseball for eight years. Many of those he coached continued to play baseball in high school and in college.
Before coming to Columbus, Mike was the Director of Construction for Wright Investment Corporation. He accepted the position of Public Works Director in September, 2008.
Mike is survived by his wife, Kim Whitrock Pratt; and sons, Ryan Michael and Stephen Matthew Pratt, all of Bartlett, TN.
Pallbearers will be the Honor Guard from Columbus Fire and Rescue and the Columbus Police Department.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael Pratt Memorial Fund, BancorpSouth, P.O. Box 1406, Columbus, MS 39703, a scholarship fund for his sons.
Earl Allen Young
Earl Allen Young, 71 of Columbus, MS passed away Friday, April 26, 2013 at his residence.
A Memorial service for Mr. Young will be Monday, April 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Gillis officiating. Lowndes Funeral Home directing.
Sylvia Harmon Sikes
Sylvia Harmon Sikes, 68, passed away, on April 29, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, in Columbus.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 2:00 P.M. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Brother Donnie Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be Tuesday 5:00-8:00 P.M. at Calvert Funeral Home.
Tommy L. Rushing
Tommy L. Rushing, 75, passed away, on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Community Hospice-Darlington Oaks, in Verona.
Graveside Funeral services will be, 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2012, at Oak Ridge Cemetery Kosciusko with Rev. Neal Rammage officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10:45 a.m. until service time at the graveside
Ida Edora Wooten Bradley, age 84, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at her residence in Columbus. Services will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 3:00 PM at Cornerstone Church with Rev. Bubba Dees and Rev. Kenny Gardner officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home Tuesday, April 30, 2013, from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.
Melvin Bishop, Died April 25, 2013. Services will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Carter’s Funeral Chapel, 602 14th Ave N, Columbus, MS. Visitation Friday from 3PM to 8PM at Carter’s Funeral Home.
Sible E. Robison
Sible E. Robison, age 78, of Caledonia, MS, passed away May 1, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 10:00 AM at Gunter & Peel Chapel with Rev. Ben Yarber officiating. The interment will immediately follow at Botter Cemetery in Caledonia. Visitation will be Friday, May 3, 2013, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Gunter & Peel Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS, 39236.