Graveside services for Martha Emma Bounds, of Newton, MS, will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday 01/02/2010 at Newton County Memorial Gardens in Newton, MS with Rev. Wayne Sellers and Pastor Dan Henry, III. officiating. Newton County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (601) 635-3200.
Mrs. Bounds, 97, died on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Bedford Care Center in Newton, Mississippi.
Mrs. Bounds was a life-long resident of Newton County, and a charter member of the First Methodist Protestant Church of Newton. She truly loved her family and church family.
Survivors Include: Daughter: Betty Sue Henry, Newton, MS; Daughter-in-law:Barbara Bounds, Newton, MS; Brothers:Charles Parker, Lawrence, MS, Billy Parker, Brandon, MS, and Jimmy Parker, Brandon, MS; Sisters:Nell Barnes, Columbia, MS, Clara Higginbothom, Pearl, MS; Grandchildren:Debra Wertz, Ridgeland, MS, Danny Henry, Newton, MS, Jerry (Buster) Bounds, Jr., Newton, MS ,Janet Clark, Newton, MS and Rayphord Bounds, Newton, MS; A number of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: Her husband of 70 years:Rayphord Oneil Bounds, Son:Jerry Oneil Bounds, Sr., and a son-in-law Dan Henry, Sr..
Pallbearers include: Jeremy Bounds, Kerry Harrison, Christopher Bounds, Willie Bounds, Jason Bethea,Zack Wertz and Brent McMillan. Honorary Pallbearers: Joe Beeland and C.L. Mann.
Visitation will be held from 1:00pm-2:00pm, on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Newton County Funeral Home North in Newton, MS.