Memorial Service – Virginia Berry

October 23, 2012

 A memorial service for Virginia Berry, M.S., CCC-A, will be held at The University of Southern Mississippi Thad Cochran Center, Ballrooms II and III, on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.  A reception will follow.

Memorials may be made to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation and mailed to 118 College Drive #5092, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001. Please note “Virginia Berry Memorial Fund” in the memo line of your check.  In lieu of flowers, gifts also may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


In Memoriam – Virginia Berry

October 17, 2012

Virginia Berry, an assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, died Tuesday at her home in Hattiesburg. She was 63.

Funeral services for Berry will be announced at a later date.

A native of New Orleans, Berry joined the Southern Miss faculty in 1993. She held a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University, as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Berry was a multiple winner of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences’ Teacher of the Year award. In addition to teaching, her work at Southern Miss included pediatric audiology and supervision of students in the department’s audiology clinic.

“We are deeply saddened at Virginia’s passing,” said Dr. Steve Cloud, chairman of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. “She was beloved by her students and fellow faculty members, as well as by clients who benefited from her services as a pediatric audiologist.”

In Memoriam – Amanda Price

December 7, 2011

Amanda Corbett Cossey Price, 31, died Monday, December 5, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Union County. She was born September 20, 1980 in Hattiesburg, MS to Rev. Bobby J. Cossey, Sr. and Cathy Logan Cossey. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Delta State University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Mississippi. She was a member of the Junior Auxillary and the National Association of Speech Pathology. She was the Speech Language Pathologist for New Albany City Schools and was an active member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Coach Ron Price of New Albany; a daughter, Molly Addison Price; her parents, Bro. Bob Cossey and Cathy Cossey of New Albany; her father and mother-in-law, Lex and Debbie Price of Corinth; a sister, Sherrie Ann Maners of Jackson, TN; a brother, Bobby “Jay” Cossey (Kyra) of New Albany; a brother-in-law, Shon Price (Kacy) of Corinth; and a maternal grandmother, Rena Logan of Pontotoc, MS and by her nieces and nephews: Caty Vanderford, Courtney Vanderford, Codie Lyn Vanderford, Logann Cossey, Meredith Cossey, Paisley Price and Pately Grace Price.  Pallbearers will be the New Albany High School Coaching Staff. Honorary pallbearers will be the New Albany High School football team.  Visitation will be Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 1:00p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Bro. Gary Linville, Bro. Whit Lewis and Bro. Kermit McGregor officiating. United Funeral Service of New Albany will be in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Renasant Bank for the Molly Addison College Fund.  In honor of Mrs. Price, United Funeral Service will fly the New Albany City flag during her visitation and service.

In Memoriam: Lowell Judson Farmer, Jr.

November 2, 2009

Lowell Judson, Farmer, Jr., a Jackson resident since 1972, retired professor emeritus of speech pathology, died at the University Medical Center on Friday, October 23, 2009, of complications related to his life long disability.

Mr. Farmer was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduate from Ogden High in 1951, attended Weber College and obtained a degree in Speech from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, in 1956. He received a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Utah in 1959. He worked at the University of Texas Medical Center from 1959 to 1963. He then moved to the University of Virginia where he did advanced graduate work in Speech Pathology at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center until 1972. while in Virginia, he was twice named Outstanding Faculty Member at U.Va. and designed a Speech and Hearing Clinic at the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, which was named for him.

He moved to Jackson to direct the Speech Pathology Section of the Communicative Disorders Laboratory until his retirement in 1993, after which he stayed active as a consultant to UMC. He was well known throughout the state as an expert in voice pathology, neurological disorders of speech, and stuttering. He was a member of many professional societies, including, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Cranio-Facial Association, Southern Audiological Society, American Mathematics Society, American Physical Society, and the National Association of Parliamentarian, and served as the NAP State Director for 15 years. He was the originator of an Annual Conference on Communicative Disorders and the Godfrey Arnold Lecture. He was accorded Honors of the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1992. He was for many years, Program Coordinator of the Central Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association.

He was married to Patricia J. Williams of Evanston, Wyoming in 1959. She died in 1998. A brother, James. D. Farmer of Concord, CA, died in 1999.

He is survived by a son, Lowell Judson Farmer, III, of Vero Beach, FL; a daughter, Jennifer Ellen Sherlock of Colorado Springs, CO, and four grandchildren.

He was a member of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Clinton.

He was an Anatomical Gift to UMC, so there will be no funeral.

If desired, donations may be made to Holy Resurrection Church or to Westminster College of Salt Lake City, Utah.

There will be two services. The first will be at 4 pm today at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Clinton, MS with Rev. Paul Yerger officiating. The second service will be held 2 pm Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at UMMC Chapel with the Rev. Ruth Black officiating.

Published in the Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, MS at

In Memoriam: Vivian Chamoun Pernell

October 17, 2008

In Memoriam:

Vivian Chamoun Pernell

October 16, 2008

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In Memoriam: Robert Guy Millis

December 10, 2007

Robert Guy Millis

Robert Guy Millis
July 3, 1930 – December 2, 2007
MSHA Past President
Former Director, Clarksdale Speech & Hearing Center

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