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Lakewood Memorial Parks & Funeral Homes

Lakewood Memorial Parks & Funeral Homes are Jackson's premier funeral home/memorial park combinations. With funeral homes and cemeteries located on both Clinton Blvd. and McCluer Road, families throughout Jackson are able to plan all services from one location. This not only means added convenience and simplicity when planning final arrangements, but lower costs as well. The caring staffs at both Lakewood locations are always on hand to offer assistance and answer any questions you may have. At Lakewood Memorial Parks & Funeral Homes, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who would like to plan ahead, we offer The Simplicity Plan ® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. LAKEWOOD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home, constructed in 2002, is located amidst the magnolias and live oaks across from Lakewood Memorial Park. The funeral home has more than 8,400 square feet of space with an additional 2,400 square feet of outside, sheltered areas for families' convenience. Three large visitation rooms and a lounge with a covered patio area contribute to the amenities of this lovely structure. Lakewood also offers a secure, well-lit parking area. One of the most unique features of this state-of-the-art facility is its interdenominational chapel that contains a beautiful stained-glass window with a �Tree of Life� theme. This window, which measures 14 x17 feet, was removed from the old funeral home, repaired and placed in the new chapel. Stained-glass windows from the former building were placed in the structure as well. LAKEWOOD MEMORIAL PARK A profound serenity embraces those who visit Lakewood Memorial Park . Since its founding in 1927, families of the Jackson community have embraced Lakewood as one of the area's finest and most beautiful resting places. Tradition echoes throughout the park's emerald lawns and gardens. Sparkling lakes offer Lakewood visitors a quiet haven for reflection and remembrance. Lakewood offers traditional ground burial, lawn crypts, mausoleum entombment, as well as options for those who choose cremation. The Garden of Peace lawn garden area offers families economical memorialization choices of everlasting beauty and charm. Graceful sculptures and rich landscapes adorn the walkways of the Garden of Peace. The Chapel of the Lake Mausoleum is an elegant, yet affordable, option for families considering mausoleum entombment. This magnificent mausoleum is convenient to parking and boasts a hillside setting overlooking a lovely lake below. LAKEWOOD SOUTH MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME Since 1997, the families of South Jackson have been able to experience the convenience of all services in one location with the addition of Lakewood South Memorial Funeral Home, located on the grounds of Lakewood Memorial Park South. Constructed in a Southern colonial style, the funeral home features a covered drive and an ample, well-lit parking area. Inside, you will find traditional furnishings accented with a rich mixture of textures and jewel-toned colors. Two visitation rooms are available to families, but can be turned into one room for large gatherings. An inspirational chapel, refreshment area, selection room and arrangement offices are also available. LAKEWOOD MEMORIAL PARK SOUTH Lakewood Memorial Park South is a 50-acre park conveniently located on McCluer Road. Lakewood South offers the same options as Lakewood Memorial Park and continues to serve one of Jackson's most populous areas.


Our Obituaries

Dexter J. Barham

April 18, 1931 - December 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Martha C. Jordan

May 29, 1932 - December 8, 2016

Martha Jean Jordan, 84, died peacefully in her sleep at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, December 8, 2016, due to a lengthy illness.Funeral services will be held for Martha on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Lakewood Funeral Home at 10 am, with a visitation held one hour prior to service. Burial will immediately follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Gene Guild Sheffield

March 18, 1932 - December 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Netha Ines Nunley

February 4, 1920 - December 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Harel Eugene McCoy

September 4, 1931 - December 2, 2016

Mr. Harel Eugene McCoy, 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2016 at his home in Jackson. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mr. McCoy was born on September 4,...
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Jewel H. Ratcliff

May 24, 1919 - December 2, 2016

Jewel Howell Ratcliff, 97, passed from this life on Friday, December 2, 2016, at Merit Central, Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at Lakewood Funeral Home, 6011 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, MS, at 11:00 AM with visitation an hour prior. A graveside service will be held at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Marydell, Mississippi at approximately 2:00 PM.Jewel was...
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Carlos B. Perrett

February 7, 1929 - November 27, 2016

Carlos B Perrett, 87, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at his home in Clinton. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Lakewood Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mr. Perrett was born on February 2, 1929 in Copiah Co., MS to the late Benjamin and Minnie Mae Stevens Perrett.He is preceded in death...
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Cynthia A. WHITE

July 8, 1952 - November 23, 2016

Cynthia Sue Arntfield White, 64 - born in Wayne, Michigan, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center.Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.Ms. White was secretary of Word of Life Church. She was a faithful, loving mother who lived for her children and grandchildren.She is survived by...
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Audrey Purvis Sauls

April 24, 1925 - November 22, 2016

Audrey Sauls, 91, of Hattiesburg, MS, formerly of Clinton, MS Passed away unexpectedly on November 22, 2016. Mrs. Sauls was born April 24, 1925 in the Clinton, MS area.Mrs. Sauls was a 1943 graduate of Clinton High School, Clinton, MS. She had been employed with the Clarion Ledger, and the telephone company (formerly known as Southern Bell).She was a very kind and gentle soul, who seemed to...
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Jacqueline K. Hill

September 6, 1933 - November 21, 2016

Jacqueline Ann Kemper Hill, 83, of Madison, Mississippi went home to glory on November 21, 2016. She was born on September 16, 1933 in Houston, Texas to the late Ward and Emma Kemper. She grew up there and Maricaibo, Venezuela. She graduated from San Marcos Academy in San Marcos, Texas as Valedictorian and received her teaching degree from Baylor University where she met and married the love...
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Johnna Terrell Smith

July 14, 1971 - November 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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T.L. Walker

March 30, 1935 - November 16, 2016

Thornton L Walker (T.L.) born March 30, 1935. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1953 - 1956, he enjoyed a successful career as an electrical contractor and was an avid golfer. He had recently relocated to Hendersonville, TN from Clinton, MS in September 2016. He passed away November 16, 2016 in his home surrounded by loved ones. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at...
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Ann Ainsworth

July 16, 1928 - November 15, 2016

Ann Loraine Ainsworth, 88, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Riggs Manor. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Lakewood Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Ainsworth was born on July 16, 1928 to the late Carl C. and Lula Nail Downing.She is preceded in death by her husband of 25 years,...
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Rena L. Young

July 7, 1922 - November 15, 2016

Rena L. Young, 94, of Pearl, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Lakewood Funeral Home from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jack Searcy and Rev. Steven Sance officiating. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial...
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Thomas E. Luttrell

June 28, 1931 - November 14, 2016

Thomas E. Luttrell, 85, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 4 pm to 7 pm and Thursday from 10 am to 11 am at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11 am at Lakewood Funeral Home with burial to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mr. Luttrell was born in Mt. Olive, Ms...
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Ouida Jean Woods

December 18, 1929 - November 13, 2016

Mrs. Ouida Jean Woods passed peacefully due to complications from Parkinson’s, in her residence at Willow Creek Retirement Center in Byram, MS, on November 13, 2016. She was 86 years old. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Lakewood Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 am at Lakewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the...
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Alvin Hedgepeth

June 19, 1928 - November 13, 2016

Alvin A. Hedgepeth, 88 passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016.A native of Monticello, MS, Mr. Hedgepeth graduated from Monticello High School and Business College in Jackson, MS. He married Doris Russell in 1950 and moved to Jackson, MS where he worked for The Hederman Brothers. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Japan. Upon his return to Jackson, he worked as...
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Betty Lou Puckett

October 22, 1930 - November 8, 2016

Betty Lou Puckett, 86, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, in Madison, MS. Visitation will be held on Friday from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home with burial to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. Mrs. Puckett dedicated her life to her family. She was a beloved sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and...
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William P. Sikes

December 27, 1925 - November 1, 2016

William "Bill" P. Sikes left us this morning Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:30 am to be with the Lord. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Funeral services be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel with interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Bill was born...
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David McFarland

July 12, 1930 - October 30, 2016

David McFarland, 86 of Chapel Hill, NC passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 at UNC Medical Center with his family by his side. Dr. McFarland was born July 12, 1930 in DeKalb County, Mississippi to the late Wesley Eugene and Maggie Jane McFarland.He was a graduate of Millsaps College, and received a Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University, was a Lieutenant in the US Navy, and a Professor at...
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Betty S. Alexander

February 23, 1926 - October 30, 2016

Mrs. Betty Stampley Alexander, 90, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Mississippi Care Center in Morton. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Lakewood Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Alexander was born on February 23, 1926 to the late Orville...
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Wes Toian Burkhalter

February 4, 1969 - October 25, 2016

Wes Toian Burkhalter passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the age of 47, in Pensacola, FL. A memorial service will be held at Parkway Baptist Church in Clinton, MS on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11:00 am with Pastor Ken Anderson officiating. Final farewell will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park immediately following the memorial service.Wes was born on February 4, 1969 in Jackson, MS. He...
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Lorene Parks

January 19, 1922 - October 20, 2016

Lorene Reed Parks, age 94, of Clinton, Mississippi, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Parks was born on January 19, 1922 in Louisville, MS to the late Edd and Cora Stokes Reed. She met the love of her life, James Parks, in August of 1939 at a church revival in Winston County. They married later that year in December. James and Lorene had three children who were the pride...
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Cynthia Barlow

March 22, 1959 - October 19, 2016

Cynthia "Cindy" Barlow, 57, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Lakewood South Funeral Home, McCluer Rd., with funeral services beginning at 3:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Lakewood South Memorial Park.Cindy was born on March 22, 1959 to the...
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Opal Marie Sims

August 25, 1928 - October 19, 2016

Opal Marie Sims BrandonOpal Marie Sims, 88, of Brandon passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM with funeral services to be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Born on August 25, 1928 to the late Steve C. and...
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Eloise Cox Messemore

February 20, 1940 - October 18, 2016

Mrs. Eloise C Messemore, 76, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM with funeral services to be held in the funeral home chapel at 11:30 AM. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Messemore was born on February 20, 1940 to the late Louis and Lena...
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Frances Root Norton

August 8, 1932 - October 16, 2016

Frances Root Norton passed away on October 16, 2016 in Marietta, Georgia after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.Frances was born on August 8, 1932 in Jackson, Mississippi. Her parents were Oliver J. Root and Christine Draughn Root. Frances graduated from Central High School Jackson and from Mississippi College in Clinton. Frances grew up in Griffith Baptist Church. In 1964 she was...
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Virginia Cooper Quarles

September 1, 1915 - October 13, 2016

Virginia Cooper Quarles died on October 13, 2016 in Clinton, MS. Born on September 1, 1915, she lived a long, full life. The daughter of a Baptist minister, William Richard Cooper, and his wife, Ruby Elizabeth Myers Cooper, she was raised in the Mississippi Delta and Tylertown, MS.Mrs. Quarles was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Chester Lew Quarles, former Executive Director of...
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Zia Elizabeth Richardson

June 30, 2001 - October 11, 2016

On Tuesday, a cool sun-washed morning on a beautiful stretch of the Natchez Trace, the blithe spirit of Zia Elizabeth Richardson, 15, was released from earth to soar among the stars. Zia, a native of Alabama, was born on June 30, 2001 to Jeffery and Christina Richardson, proclaiming herself to be their favorite daughter soon after learning to speak. From a very early age she demonstrated a gift...
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Willie Charlene Mullen

May 10, 1931 - October 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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John W. Sprowles

April 3, 1927 - October 8, 2016

Mr. John William Sprowles, Sr., 89, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 10, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at Clinton Cemetery.He served his country during WWII in the United States Navy.Mr. Sprowles is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Brewer Sprowles;...
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Helen Perline Moore

December 30, 1944 - October 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Lorraine G. Bailey

January 7, 1932 - October 5, 2016

Nelva Lorraine Grice Bailey, 84, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Monday in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial ParkMrs. Bailey was born on...
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Clyteal Tullos

June 9, 1922 - October 3, 2016

Jewel Clyteal Tullos, born on June 9, 1922 in Winston Co, Mississippi, passed away October 3, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma.She is preceded in death by her parents, Abben Cantas Arrington and Jessie Adella Sullivan; her husband, Alton Woodrow Tullos; her sisters, Jessie Cummins and Gladys Turnbow.She is survived by her son, Clyde Alton Tullos (Rosalie), two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
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Ruben Calhoun

December 4, 1926 - September 30, 2016

Rip Calhoun was born Dec. 4, 1926 in Selma, AL. He passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 in Jackson, MS. He is survived by two daughters, Tracie Goza and Teresa (Duane) Pope; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ellen Yates and Mona Faila; and several nieces and nephews that held a special place in his heart. Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 3 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at...
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George A. Martin

April 7, 1954 - September 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Lidia P. Gomez

January 25, 1936 - September 29, 2016

A great soul serves everyone. All the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again & again. The soul of our dear Miss Lilly entered peacefully into eternal life at 80 years of age from her Baton Rouge home on September 29th, 2016, embraced in the arms of her daughter. Preceded in death by her husband Jesus “ Jesse ” Gomez, son Jesse Gomez Jr. , sisters Theresa...
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Rose Ann Wood

December 29, 1949 - September 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Faye Tucker

November 16, 1928 - September 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Ruby S. Niblett

June 15, 1921 - September 29, 2016

Ruby Bell Schmitz Niblett, a resident of Hinds County, passed away on September 29, 2016 at the age of 95. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 12 pm to 2 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.She is survived by one sister, Ruth Ladd of Memphis, TN; five children, Martha Brackin...
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Elizabeth Lee Finch

August 14, 1922 - September 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Charles Vaughn

July 14, 1955 - September 26, 2016

Mr. Charles Michael Vaughn, 61, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Visitation will be held at Lakewood South Funeral Home on McClure Rd on Thursday, September 29 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and on Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 PM followed by a graveside service at Lakewood South Memorial Park.He was born on July 14, 1955 in Jackson, MS to Charles and LaVerne Vaughn...
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Melgwen Hazel Bryant

December 15, 1932 - September 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Melgwen Hazel Bryant

December 15, 1932 - September 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Vivian Saucier

September 29, 1942 - September 24, 2016

Mrs. Vivian Fay Saucier, 73, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at her home in Raymond. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Saucier was born in Mendenhall, MS on September 29, 1942 to the late Otis and Minnie Mae Purvis. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willie Saucier and her parents.She is survived by her...
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Jerome Hafter

May 16, 1945 - September 23, 2016

Mr. Jerome Hafter, age 71, of Greenville, MS passed on September 23, 2016 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 27 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at The Delta Room in Greenville, MS and also on Wednesday, September 28 from 1:00—3:00 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson, MS.Jerome "Jerry" Hafter was a lifetime resident of...
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Bobby Wayne Leggett

June 1, 1941 - September 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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James Savage

November 29, 1928 - September 22, 2016

Jim Savage, 87, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel at 9:00 AM on Monday, September 26, 2016 with interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mr. Jim was born on November 29, 1928 in West Point,...
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F. Clark Sullivan

June 1, 1940 - September 22, 2016

F. Clark Sullivan, 76, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 pm at Madison First Baptist Church with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery.Clark was born on June 1, 1940 in...
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Bunny Ray Warren

April 2, 1932 - September 22, 2016

Bunny "Bunt" Ray Warren, 84, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at his home in Jackson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 26, 2016 at Lakewood Funeral Home on Clinton Blvd., with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood South Memorial Park on McCluer Rd.Mr. Warren was born on April 2, 1932 in Magee, MS to the late Chester W. and...
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Dora Louise Roell

October 7, 1917 - September 19, 2016

Dora Louise Magee Roell was born in Magee, Mississippi to Augustus Benton Magee and Hattie Virginia Donnell Ware Magee on October 7, 1917. Her father was the sheriff and her mother ran a boarding house. Along with her older brother, J.L.; 3 older sisters, Marie, Mary, Gussie; and her little brother, A.B., they resided in Magee till around 1934.They moved to the big city of Jackson. In the house...
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W. R. Day

November 28, 1939 - September 18, 2016

W.R. Day, 76, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Clinton Health Care. Services will be held at the MS Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Newton, MS at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 23, 2016.He was born on November 28, 1939 to Wallace Ray Day and Margie Cathorine White Day. W.R. served in both the Air Force and Army in Korea, Japan and Germany, as a Blue Angels mechanic and member of...
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Teddy Walter Avara

November 18, 1928 - September 18, 2016

Teddy Walter AvaraClintonTed Avara, 87, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016. He was born on November 18, 1928 to the late Albert and Laura Franks Avara in Pike County, MS. He worked for MP&L/Entergy for 41 years and was a member of IBEW for 67 years. He owned Avara Air Conditioning in Clinton for over 40 years. Ted was a master woodworker and electrician. He loved his family and his...
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Kathleen Lee Hartzog

January 31, 1933 - September 17, 2016

Kathleen Lee Hartzog, 83, passed away on September 17, 2016. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Lakewood Funeral Home South on McCluer Road in Jackson from 9:00-11:00 am, with a funeral service at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park South.Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Maxwell Lee and Mary Lou Dampeer Lee; and 5 siblings. She is...
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Jimmie Denley Rankin

May 5, 1932 - September 17, 2016

Jimmie Denley Rankin, 84, went peacefully to be with her Lord on September 17 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS after battling an unexpected illness. Jimmie was born on May 5, 1932, in Ackerman, MS to Alvin B and Audie Perry. She was united in marriage in 1957 to Donald Ray Denley. He preceded her death on February 4, 1995. She later married Paul Rankin in 2000 who preceded her death on...
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Daisy M. Wilkerson

January 20, 1948 - September 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Thomas Lynn Herron

February 13, 1954 - September 13, 2016

Thomas Lynn Herron, 62, passed away unexpectedly on September 13, 2016 in Vicksburg, MS.Thomas Lynn was born in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1954, but lived several years in Columbus, MS, before moving to Pearl, MS where he graduated in 1972. He worked in the Vicksburg casinos for many years as a card dealer. He was currently employed at Lucky Lady Casino.He was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Thomas Harry Niceley

August 24, 1933 - September 12, 2016

Thomas (Tom) Harry Niceley, born August 24, 1933 in Kittanning, PA. Tom went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 12, 2016 at the age of 83. He was a Godly man who loved his family and walking hand in hand with his wife was their favorite pastime. He enjoyed bass fishing with his grandsons after he retired from South Central Bell. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry Thomas...
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Billy Wayne Bynum

March 13, 1926 - September 11, 2016

Billy Bynum, 90 died September 11, 2016 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was born March 13, 1926, in Pelahatchie, MS. He was a World War II Veteran. In earlier years, he worked for Knox Glass (Glass Containers) where he met the love of his life, Frances Jackson Pierce. They married in 1958 and made their home in Jackson. They moved to Crystal Springs, MS, approximately 20 years ago to...
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Leah Roseann Cheatham

January 1, 1963 - September 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Maude Brannan

June 14, 1917 - September 8, 2016

Mrs. Maude Foster Brannan, 99, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Copiah Living Center in Crystal Springs. A funeral service will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.Mrs. Brannan was born on June 14, 1917 in Brookhaven, MS to the late Robert and Maude Grice Foster. She...
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Sue B. Williams

March 14, 1932 - September 6, 2016

Mrs. Sue Bryant Williams, 84, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Lakewood Memorial Park on Clinton Blvd. The Rev. Ricky Gray of Flowood Baptist Church will officiate the services.Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Williams of Flowood, MS and Carolyn Duren of Cody, WY;...
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F. Vickie Flowers

December 29, 1928 - September 5, 2016

Ms. Vickie Flowers, 87, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. A private graveside service was held at Lakewood Memorial Park on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one sister.Ms. Flowers is survived by her special friend, Bobbie Jones and a number of nieces and nephews.Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for...
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Suzanne Tanksley

June 18, 1930 - September 3, 2016

Suzanne Tanksley, 86, went to be with her Savior on September 3, 2016 at Good Samaritan Village, Hutchinson, KS. The family will receive visitors at Lakewood Funeral Home, 6011 Clinton Blvd. on Friday, September 9 from 6:30-8 PM. A celebration of her life will be held at Clinton First United Methodist Church at 10 AM, Saturday, September 10.Suzanne was born June 18, 1930 in Louisville, KY to...
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Mary Elizabeth McAlister

July 18, 1924 - September 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Eula W. Pierce

November 16, 1926 - September 2, 2016

Celebrating the life of Mrs. Eula W. Pierce: Mrs. Pierce, 89, of Wesson, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 2, 2016 at the home of her daughter, Teresa Beeson. She was born on November 16, 1926 near Caseyville, MS in Lincoln County to Stonewall J. Woolley and Lozier Northern Woolley. She was a graduate of Loyd Star High School, and attended Copiah-Lincoln College. She was retired...
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Virginia Long Bush

January 3, 1927 - September 1, 2016

Virginia Long Bush, 89, passed away from this life to her heavenly home on Thursday, September 1, 2016.Virginia graduated from Flora High School and Draughn's Business College. She worked twenty years for the State of Mississippi. After retiring, she became part owner of Rebel Butcher Supply, along with her two sons, Kenneth (Kenny) Bush and Michael (Mike) Bush.Virginia was a member of...
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Charles Kent Crocker

November 22, 1962 - August 30, 2016

Kent Crocker, 53, passed away on August 30, 2016 in Pearl, MS. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 3rd, at Lakewood Funeral Home from 1pm to 3pm with funeral service at 3pm. Burial to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, Clinton Boulevard.He is survived by his mother, Mary Ruth Crocker, Brandon, sister, Cindy Crocker, Pearl, and numerous friends and extended family.He was preceded in...
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Milton C. Pearson

April 21, 1929 - August 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Sylvia Ingram Thornton

August 23, 1945 - August 26, 2016

Sylvia Thornton was born August 23, 1945 to Fred Houston Ingram and Gladys Melton Ingram who preceded Sylvia in her death. She went home peacefully on August 26, 2016 after a brief illness at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.Sylvia was born in Greenwood, MS and was reared in Greenville, MS. She completed her last two years of high school in Jackson, MS. She was an honor graduate from the...
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Molly Tyner Boland

April 6, 1992 - August 24, 2016

Molly Ellis Tyner Boland went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, August 25, 2016. She brought out the best in everyone she met. Her time on this earth may have only been 24 years but the impact she had on others will live on for generations to come! Described by many as a perfectionist, genuine, driven, and loving..... she literally willed you to be better, whatever the task.She loved...
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Sam K. Evans

January 2, 1925 - August 24, 2016

Sam K. Evans entered Heaven on August 24, 2016, following a short illness. Sam was born on January 2, 1925 in Canton, Mississippi. He was one of seven children born to Calvin Kelly Evans and Ruth Phillips Evans. He is survived by two sisters, Kate Evans Renfrow and Frances Evans Lemser.His precious wife, Carmen, preceded him in death by just eleven months. He was “Daddy Sam” to...
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Martha Sue Kurts

September 20, 1934 - August 22, 2016

Martha Sue Kurts, age 81, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was born in Pensacola, FL on September 20, 1934, to Lewe John and Elizabeth Frances (Dorr) Pierson.Martha attended Hunington College in Montgomery, Alabama where she obtained her bachelors degree in biology and minor in history and chemistry. She married Major George T. Kurts Jr. (USAF), of Jackson,...
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Annie Marie Williams McCain

November 9, 1930 - August 22, 2016

Mrs. Annie Marie White Williams McCain, 85, went to rest in the arms of Christ on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, MS. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Briar Hill Baptist Church in Florence, MS. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday at Briar Hill Baptist Church with a visitation one hour prior....
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Barbara Perisho

July 17, 1935 - August 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Woodrow Carl Wootton

June 1, 1946 - August 17, 2016

Woodrow Carl Wootton, 70, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Visitation will be from 6-8pm Friday, August 19, 2016 and Saturday at 9am at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home on Clinton Blvd. in Jackson. Funeral services will be at 10am Saturday, August 20, 2016 in the funeral home chapel. Interment will immediately follow at...
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Rosann Robinson

May 4, 1946 - August 15, 2016

Rosann Whalen Robinson was an amazing woman that made the world a better place. An elegant lady with tiny feet, a philosopher, and psychologist, a radical feminist, a traditional Catholic, a scholar and poet. A fan forever of theater, literature and fantasy. She was quirky and unique. Her creativity so natural and great it could not be contained. In riddle and rhyme, in stitch and fabric, food...
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Davis R. Johns

March 25, 1959 - August 15, 2016

Davis R. Johns, Jr., 57, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM with a graveside service to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park officiated by Dr. Bobby Dungan.Davis started cleaning floors at McRae’s Dept. Store in Westland Plaza while attending Mississippi College. He then advanced to store...
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Doris Mae Smith

June 10, 1925 - August 14, 2016

Doris Mae (McHan) Smith, 91, peacefully went to be with her Lord on Sunday August 14, 2016, at her home in Raymond surrounded by her family. She was born in Jackson, MS on June 10, 1925 to John McHan and Minnie (White) (McHan) Jones. During WWII, she trained to be a welder and took her first job building ships at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula MS, then later in Jacksonville, FL. She returned to...
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Robert E. Wall

March 27, 1927 - August 13, 2016

Rev. Robert E. Wall, age 89, went to be with his Lord on August 13, 2016. Rev. Wall was a native of Brookhaven and graduated from Brookhaven High School. Literally within hours of graduating he and his twin brother, Roland, entered the army where they served during the final months of World War II in Germany.After returning from Europe, Rev. Wall entered Mississippi College in Clinton. He married...
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Bonnie Sue White

November 19, 1942 - August 11, 2016

Bonnie Sue White, 73, of Flowood, MS, lost her battle with cancer on the morning of August 11, 2016, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Brandon, MS. She was born and raised in Nashville, TN, before moving to Mississippi in the 70’s.She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ronnie Lee White. She is survived by her daughter, Becky McDowell; son-in-law, Devin McDowell;...
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Elizabeth S. Matthews

September 26, 1916 - August 10, 2016

Libba Matthews, almost 100, passed away on Wednesday August 10, 2016, at her home in Brandon Ms. She was born September 26th, 1916 to George Aaron Smith and Nina Beasley Smith of Sandersville, Ms. One of 13 children, Libba lived her entire life as a servant of Jesus Christ. He used her in mighty ways. A longtime resident of west Jackson, Libba was an active member of Parkway Baptist church for...
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Gloria Lee Green

April 28, 1940 - August 9, 2016

Gloria Lee Green was born to Mr. William Green and Mrs. Pearline Robinson Green on April 28, 1940 in Detroit, MI. Her father, mother, and three brothers preceded her in death. Gloria was a devoted nurse until the very end of her life. She found the Lord and His truth before she started her transition to her final resting place on August 9, 2016 at 7:22 PM while surrounded by her whole family.She...
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Patricia Carol Morali

October 21, 1946 - August 8, 2016

Carol Morali, a long-time resident of Raymond, MS, died Monday, August 8, 2016 at Mississippi Baptist Hospital in Jackson.Born October 21 1946 in Tiptonville ,TN, Carol was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and had many very close friends. She loved traveling and camping and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her husband Robert A. Morali of Raymond...
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Inis B. Holmes

May 18, 1920 - August 8, 2016

Inis Blackwell Holmes of Jackson, MS entered eternal rest at age 96 on Monday, August 8, 2016. Funeral services will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior to services. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.She was born in Tylertown, MS on May 18, 1920 and attended public school before moving to Jackson to begin her...
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Henry Wilson Hardy

December 21, 1925 - August 8, 2016

Henry Wilson Hardy, Sr., 90, left this world and went to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Alden Pointe Assisted Living in Hattiesburg. A memorial service will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM.Mr. Hardy was born on December 21, 1925 to the late John and Lula Weaver Hardy. He served his country in the United States Army...
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Ada Weatherall

April 2, 1918 - August 5, 2016

Ada Berry Doty Weatherall, age 98, passed away on August 5, 2016 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Graveside services will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 11:00 am with Rev. Ramey Hankins of First Baptist Church, Clinton, MS officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Lakewood Funeral Home.Ada was born in Benton, MS on April 2, 1918, the...
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Mary Ward

July 20, 1931 - August 5, 2016

Sue Ward went home to be with the Lord on August 5, 2016. She was 85. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM at Lakewood Memorial Park.Sue was born in Neshoba County, MS to the late Barney and Estelle Dennis. Preceding her in death are her parents and six siblings, Clayton Dennis, Jean...
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Thomas Andrew Mann

October 13, 1925 - August 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Jackie Casey Soper

January 6, 1929 - August 4, 2016

Jackie Casey Soper, age 87, a retired flight attendant for Southern Airways and American Airlines passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at UMMC from complications from cancer. Visitation will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 8th, 2016 with a Memorial Service to follow at 12:00 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson, MS. Jackie was the daughter of the late S. N. and Myra Casey...
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William Gregory Hearn

September 30, 1958 - August 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Gayle L. Fletcher

October 3, 1958 - August 3, 2016

Ms. Gayle Lynn Fletcher, 57, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10:00 am at Lakewood Funeral Home. Gayle was born in Jackson, MS on October 3, 1958 to the late Frederick C. Fletcher...
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Laura C. Hill

August 15, 1919 - August 2, 2016

Mrs. Laura Mae C. Hill, peacefully passed into the loving arms of Jesus on August 2, 2016. Laura Maewas born on August 15, 1919, in Magnolia, MS to the late William Wavely and Mattie Martha HancockCleveland. She graduated from Central High School in 1939. Laura Mae married Richard Allen Hill inOctober of 1940 and was married for 46 years before Mr. Hill passed. Together they owned and operated...
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Ida May Bolian

July 23, 1927 - July 28, 2016

Ida May Beer Bolian, 89, died Thursday, July 28th. Visitation and funeral services will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Clinton Blvd., Tuesday, August 2nd, from 4-7 p.m., and again at 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 3rd, with services at 10 a.m. Graveside service will then be held at Lakewood South on McCluer Road.Ida May was born in Natchez on July 23, 1927, to Ferdinand and Frances Ketteringham...
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Jessie B. Hughes

January 20, 1920 - July 25, 2016

Jessie Braxton Hughes, 96, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Baptist Health Care, Paducah, KY.He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Cosette Matthews Hughes. Together they lived and raised three sons in Jackson MS. He was employed by General Electric Glass Plant for 38 years. He moved to Paducah, KY in 1997 where he was a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church...
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Johnny Ramia

March 19, 1929 - July 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Michael Dwane Westerfield

September 20, 1970 - July 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Wiley F. Howell

July 13, 1941 - July 21, 2016

Wiley F. (Bob) Howell was born on July 13, 1941 and passed away at his home in Gilbert, Arizona on Thursday, July 21, 2016 surrounded by his family. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, MS.Bob was preceded in death by his parents, William Howell ,Cosette Bush and his two sons, John Howell (Mary) and James Howell.Bob is...
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Mildred M. Chamblee

July 2, 1927 - July 21, 2016

Mrs. Mildred McKay Chamblee, 89 - longtime resident of Clinton, MS died Thursday, July 21, 2016, surrounded by her family.She was a member of Morrison Heights Baptist Church.Her husband, John Arthur Chamblee, preceded her in death.Survivors include: two daughters, Linda Hamlett (Mike), Nancy Leasure (John); one son, David Chamblee (Marivic); six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
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William Cade

September 20, 1946 - July 21, 2016

Mr. William “Bill” Cade, Jr., 69, passed away at St. Dominic Hospital, surrounded by his family. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Bill was born on September 20, 1946...
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