Oliver Funeral Home of Winona, Inc.
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Silas DuBard "Matt" Massey
(February 6,1934 - February 26, 2019)
Funeral services for Mr. Silas DuBard "Matt" Massey of Kilmichael will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, in
the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery near Kilmichael, with
military honors at graveside. Rev. Rupert Ingram will officiate the services.
Visitation will be Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time, at Oliver Funeral Home.
Mr. Massey, 85, passed away at Life Pointe Village in Southaven on Tuesday, February 26. He was born in Zama,
Mississippi, on February 6, 1934, to John E. and Myrtle DuBard Massey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean
War and the Vietnam War, retiring after 20 years of service, with the rank of Sergeant First Class. During his time in
the Army, he earned several medals and commendations, including a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star Medal with Oak
Leaf Cluster. After retiring from the Army, Mr. Massey owned and operated a machine tool service and sales business
for many years. He was a member and deacon of Bethlehem Baptist Church near Kilmichael and a 32nd Degree
Mr. Massey is survived by three sons, Michael Massey (Melissa) of Biloxi, Tony Massey (Kelly) of Horn Lake, and Greg
Massey of Greenwood; sisters, Jane Magnusson of Minnesota and Anna Louise Jones (Jimmy) of Grenada; six
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patty
Hovas Massey; son, Mark Dewayne Massey; his parents; one sister; and two brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 204 Locke Drive, Kilmichael,
MS 39747; or to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.com), P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas
Saturday, March 2
9 - 11 am
Oliver Funeral Home
Saturday, March 2
Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery
|Judy Stevens Charnota
Sending prayers to the family. Dear Uncle you will be missed by many. God Speed. Love you.
DuBard (Matt), my brother, my friend you will be missed dearly, but never forgotten. RIP with love, your sister Jane
Sadly the ones we love are gone, but they will live on in our hearts. May God give you strength and comfort through
the pages of the Bible where it reassures us that He will soon bring about a time on the earth when death will be no
more. (Revelation 21:3,4) Hold onto this hope and may it bring you peace.
To the immediate family, my prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Know this, he is with the Lord. He was
a fine Christian man. We will all miss him but we have the chance to see him again. May the Lord give you all p eace
and comfort. Love, cousin, Bonnie
Mr. Massey will be greatly missed at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Jesus has prepared him a place for eternity.
Saddened to hear of your passing and wish I could have been there. Youre in our thoughts and prayers. RIP
Prayers for the family. Mr. Massey will be missed.
|SILAS DUBARD "MATT" MASSEY
|February 6, 1934
February 26, 2019