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She was one of a kind, exceptional and extraordinary: and I am so proud she was my friend from first grade. All the family will be in my prayers during this time of grief. Mary Word Hagaman
My condolences to the family.
A visitation for Michael Delan Johnston, 52 of Greenville will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, June 8 at Boone-Smith Funeral Home, 1580 S. Colorado, Greenville. He died Tuesday, June 5 at Delta Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

He was born in Greenville and attended school in Rolling Fork before enlisting in the U. S. Army. After his discharge he returned to Greenville where he was employed with the Greenville Police Department and then later with the Washington County Sheriff Department. For the last year he has been employed with the Leland Police Department. Michael was a member of Swiftwater Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, D. H. Johnston, sister Lynn Rager, brother, Howell Johnston and grandchild, Re*****on Johnston.

He is survived by five sons, Jonathan Johnston (Lacey) of Hollandale, Justin Johnston (Samantha) of Hollandale, Nicholas Dickinson of Gulf Port, Gavin Johnston of Hollandale and Joseph Johnston of Hollandale; two daughters, Tori Debow of Ft. Miers, FL and Faith Johnston of Hollandale; two brothers, Charlie Lester and Danny Lester both of Greenville; three sisters, Evelyn Bell of Rolling Fork, Phyllis Sullivan of Greenville, Marion Butler (Mike) of Columbus; mother, Dezzie Lee Johnston of Greenville and grandson, Gauge Johnston of Hollandale.
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So sorry. He was a great man and fun to be around.
Prayers for all.

Boone Funeral Home is a family owned and operated business offering Mid-Deltans professional, dignified and compassionate services. Boone Funeral Home has four locations, Greenville, Leland, Indianola, and Hollandale.

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04/01/2022

Funeral mass for Frank Anthony Terracina, Senior, 88, of Greenville will be at 11 AM on Saturday, April 2 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The family will receive visitors at 10 AM. The graveside service to follow will be at Greenville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville, and will be officiated by Rev. Fr. Andrew Nguyen. He passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at his home.

Frank was a man ahead of his time, a visionary in all respects. He was the son of immigrant parents, Rose and Roy Terracina, who came to America in search of the American dream. In doing so, they instilled the hard work and ingenuity for which Frank is known. Arriving in the Mississippi Delta from Chicago, with hopes of owning their own business, Frank, Anne, and his parents opened Mr. Roy’s Steak House named after his father which brought upscale dining to Greenville. Having worked in Chicago in the car business, his dream was to return to that industry. When the opportunity arose in 1965, he purchased the Lincoln Mercury Dealership and fulfilled his dream. As Greenville prospered, opportunities allowed Frank to acquire his second dealership, Toyota, thus forming the Terracina Motor Company. His approach to marketing was brilliant. Every weekend people tuned into the Frank Terracina Saturday Night Picture Show where he entertained them with facts and figures of the latest models of new automobiles in two extremely long commercials. Frank was honored to serve on many automotive industry boards and the Dealer Council. He achieved Ford Motor Company’s Presidents Award for Customer Satisfaction and was asked to speak at numerous automotive conferences across the United States. He and Anne were fortunate enough to travel the world numerous times as a reward for his accomplishments. Rose and Roy Terracina’s hope for the American dream was manifested in their son, Frank.

In 1947, Frank met the love of his life Anne. From that moment on, Anne’s dance card was filled with only Frank’s name. They married in 1954; and in true Italian-Catholic tradition, they created a big family. Married for 67 years, they worked as partners in business and life. His love for Anne was boundless, and he called her his Queen.

To Frank, his faith was first followed by his great love for his family, and a close third, Ole Miss. He was so proud that all six of their children were Ole Miss graduates. On any Ole Miss weekend, you could see Frank and Anne cheering on the Rebels – Frank always with his favorite glass of scotch. He served his church and his community both actively and silently. Frank was President of the Saint Joseph Catholic School Board, Parish Finance Council, and Knights of Columbus. For his family, he fostered an environment to allow each of his children to excel in their own ways. He loved to include his family in all his interests, including sports, gardening, and travel. Frank was an avid reader and technology junkie. Some of the family’s best memories include eight people being crammed into a 21-foot Winnebago for family vacations.

When Frank was asked by his grandson Nicholas what he wanted to be remembered for, he said, “I don’t know if I’ve done anything really good in my life, but raising six children and sending them off to college and having them be successful is something that I’m most proud of.” Frank is preceded in death by his wife, Anne. He is survived by his children Steve Terracina (Margaret) of Oxford, Tina Morris (Don) of Greenville, Lisa Johnson (Buster) of Greensboro, North Carolina, Joseph Terracina (Donna) of Greenville, Anthony Terracina (Kelly) of Williamsburg, Virginia, and Frank Terracina (Nickie) of Villa Rica, Georgia. He has 16 grandchildren—Steven Terracina, Michelle Terracina, Christopher Morris, Anthony Morris, Anna Bosworth, Mitchell Johnson, Austin Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Olivia Johnson, Joseph Terracina, Jr., Katherine Anne Nicholson, Maria Terracina, Abbey Terracina, Anna Terracina, Frankie Terracina, and Story Terracina.

We’d like to thank the caregivers who so lovingly and expertly cared for our father – Shanette Calvin, Judy Kingdom, Micki Carter, Gail Walker and Tywuan Washington.

Memorials may be made in Frank’s memory to St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

03/30/2022

Funeral services for Peggy Sue Eubanks-Kilgore, 71, of Greenville will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Allegiance Specialty Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

Peggy was the daughter of T.W. White and Mildred White of Indianola. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother, Thurman White.

She is survived by her husband Carl "Butch" Kilgore; two daughters, Catherine Kilgore and Gidget Mcbeath (Greg); six grandchildren, Missy Kilgore (Taylor), Christina Myers, Samantha Hall (Marcus), Kaitlyn Hall (G Money), Brianna Mcbeath and Gregory Mcbeath; and two great grandchildren, Braxton Lewis and J.W. Womble.

There will be a visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

03/29/2022

Funeral services for Mitchell Roby Baugh, 75, of Greenwood will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at the Hollandale Baptist Church. He died Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Kosciusko. Burial will follow in the Hollandale City Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland.

Mr. Baugh was born in Darlove, MS and graduated from Hollandale High School. He married Diane Tomlinson after high school and attended Mississippi Delta Community College. He was then drafted into the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam Conflict. After his discharge, he continued his service with the National Guard serving during Desert Storm. He retired from the military after 31 years of service. He and his wife made their home in Hollandale where he was employed with Hollandale Rice Dryer for over 40 years. He was a member of the Hollandale Volunteer Fire Department and served as Chief for 15 years.

Mr. Baugh was a Past Master and 32nd degree Mason of the Thomas Gaddis 379 Lodge and a Shriner. He was a member of the VFW post 5747 and a member of the Hollandale Baptist Church. After his retirement, he moved to Carroll County and was a resident of the VA Nursing home in Kosciusko since December 2021.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Baugh of Greenwood; two sons, Tom Baugh (Brooke) of Greenwood and Russ Baugh (Tara) of Madison; mother, Lizzie Mae Baugh of Greenville; two sisters, Marie Baugh Clark and Donna Baugh; five brothers, Irvin Baugh, William Baugh, Danny Baugh, Jackie Baugh and Roger Dale Baugh; and four grandchildren, Reeves Baugh, Garland Baugh, Aiden Valente and Hodges Valente.

There will be a visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church.

03/28/2022

Funeral services for Elizabeth Smith Grimes, 81, of Greenville will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Saturday, March 26, 2022 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Burial will be in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mrs. Grimes never met a stranger and loved her family and loved helping others. She was an avid bingo player.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lacy and Regina Smith, sisters, Wilma Denley, Daisy Ingram, Polly Denley and brothers, Owen "Toad" Smith and Wayne Smith.

She is survived by a daughter, Nan Roberson (Johnny); 4 sons, Tony Tillman, Danny Tillman, Robert Tillman (Tabitha) and Joseph Grimes (Brandy); a special niece, Lizzie Denley; brother, Chester Smith (Shirley Ann); sister, Jessie Rae Kendall; 9 grandchildren, Sabrina Wells, William Wells, Hannah Roberson, Alexis Tillman, Robert Tillman, Mary Katherine Tillman, Brittany Tillman, Issac Grimes and Piper Grimes; 5 great grandchildren, Lacy Davis, Christopher Davis, Joslyn Tillman, Blakelee Tillman and Maverick Wells; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be a visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

03/28/2022

Graveside services for Elizabeth Wilkinson Callicutt, 78, of Roswell, GA will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. She died on March 24, 2022. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

She was a kind, loving, and generous wife, mother, sister, and grandmother.

Liz was born on May 12, 1943, in Cleveland, MS to Thomas Wayne Wilkinson and Susie Baldwin Wilkinson. Liz grew up in Greenville, MS and graduated from Greenville High School. Liz enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, and watching her grandchildren grow up. She was married for 49 years to her late husband, Richard Hughes Callicutt, who passed away in 2013. Liz relocated to Roswell, GA in 2015 to be closer to her children and grandchildren, where she made many new friends. She loved to sit on her porch and watch the golfers on the 17th green, as well as having "porch meetings" with her friends from the neighborhood. She was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Liz is survived by her son Jack Callicutt and his wife Torey of Roswell, GA, her daughter Lauren Heustess and her husband Adam of Charlotte, NC, her sister Shirley Lemonis and brother-in-law John Lemonis of McComb, MS, and her 3 granddaughters Mia Callicutt, Caroline Callicutt, and Jenna Heustess.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made in her honor to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

03/28/2022

Funeral services for John Burton Chism, age 82, of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Boone Funeral Home in Greenville. He passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022 in Greenville. Burial was at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Old Greensboro Cemetery in Eupora.

John was born on April 30, 1939 to Jessie V. Chism and Carmen Mullins Chism. He lived most of his life in Greenville, MS. He was employed at Scott Electric for almost 60 years serving as a Master Electrician, eventually becoming the Vice President. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, working outdoors, and playing cards. He was known to most long-time residents of Greenville as always having a smile on his face. He never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife: Patricia Swindle Chism; his son: William Keith Chism of Eupora; his parents: Jessie and Carmen Chism of Stewart; and his sister-in-law: Pamela Carroll Chism.

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Funeral services for John Burton Chism, age 82, of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Boone Funeral Home in Greenville. He passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022 in Greenville. Burial will be at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Old Greensboro Cemetery in Eupora under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

John was born on April 30, 1939 to Jessie V. Chism and Carmen Mullins Chism. He lived most of his life in Greenville, MS. He was employed at Scott Electric for almost 60 years serving as a Master Electrician, eventually becoming the Vice President. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, working outdoors, and playing cards. He was known to most long-time residents of Greenville as always having a smile on his face. He never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife: Patricia Swindle Chism; his son: William Keith Chism of Eupora; his parents: Jessie and Carmen Chism of Stewart; and his sister-in-law: Pamela Carroll Chism.

He is survived by his daughters: Theresa Williams of Kosciusko, Sylvia (Tommy) Crutchfield of Eupora, Pam (Roy) Hitt of Eupora, and Evelyn (Eddie) Richardson of Charleston, SC; his son: Bubba (Sharon) Chism of Clarkson; his grandchildren: Jeremy Dixon of Kosciusko, Clint (Stephanie) Hester of Eupora, Mia Pogue of Eupora, Brittany (Sean) Horn of Eupora, Samantha Cabaniss of Mathiston, Dustin Cabaniss of Eupora, Logan Richardson of Charleston, SC, Shelby (Nathan) Ballard of Clarskon, Trey Chism of Clarkson, Nicole (Dustin) Carmichael of Starkville, and Keith (Tabitha) Chism of Starkville; his two sisters: Joyce Jones of Stewart and Susan (Ricky) Newton of Eupora; his brothers: Van (Brenda) Chism of Springfield, MO, Lloyd Chism of Winona, and Jeff Chism of Stewart; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

There will be a visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

There will be a visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

03/19/2022

Jimmie Dot Searcy, age 83, died peacefully on Thursday, March 17, 2022, surrounded by her family in Pelahatchie, Miss.

Mrs. Searcy, known by most Greenville friends and family as Dot, was born to George C. and Clarice (James) Williams on Oct. 15, 1938, in Foote, Miss. She spent most of her life in Greenville, where she attended E. E. Bass High School and married Paul M. Searcy in 1956.
Dot liked to keep busy. Early in their marriage, she and Paul both worked at Greenville Mills. Later, she earned a reputation for an excellent sense of fashion and art for customer service, providing 13 years of personal style guidance for her discerning Mannequin Shoppe customers.
After raising her two daughters, Dot began her 20+-year career in banking, where her stellar attention to detail and customer service earned her recognition as Employee of the Year and frequent unsought promotions. She continued to advance her education and was the face of a First National Bank ad campaign and the queen of the holiday party.

Beyond her renowned work ethic and head-turning beauty, Dot was creative and resourceful around her beloved home. For many years, she planted and nurtured beautiful backyard gardens; kept freshly baked goodies ready for family, friends and coworkers; and personally maintained the most meticulously mown yard and cleanest house and car for miles around. While she never considered herself a seamstress, Dot’s beautifully decorated home included drapery and pillows she created herself. She even successfully painted her own house and cut her own hair for several years.

Dot was never too busy to be a loving and nurturing mother for her daughters. She had moved to the Jackson, Miss., area in recent years to be closer to family. She was a long-time member of Grace United Methodist Church and supported her community in numerous ways.

Dot was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her stepmother Bertha “Bet” Williams, sisters Bonnie Jean Fahey and Annabelle Trotter, sisters-in-law Edna Earle (Nerle) Davis and Barbara Taggart Williams, and brother-in-law Wesley “Sonny” Searcy. She leaves behind two daughters, Jackie McGough (and husband Oscar) of Pelahatchie; Robbie Searcy (and husband Charles Sawyer) of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren, Adam L. McGough of Pelahatchie, J. Ryan McGough of Flowood, and Brian P. Sawyer of Austin; three great grandchildren, Samuel, Riley and Castiel McGough of Pelahatchie; a brother, G. Danny Williams of Fayetteville, Ark.; two sisters-in-law, Rebecca Holm of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Glenda Neely of Baton Rouge, La.; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.

Services will be Monday, March 21, at Boone Funeral Home in Greenville, with visitation at 2 p.m. followed by services at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens of Greenville.
In Dot’s honor, memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Hospice Ministries are appreciated.

The family extends appreciation to all who have helped Dot through her long illness, including the amazing hospice team, who made her peaceful ending possible.

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