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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

Tom Stanford

November 28, 1955 - September 28, 2017

Mr. Thomas “Tom” Stanford, 61, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at his home in Raymond. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Lakewood Memorial Park.Tom was born on November 28, 1955 to the late Alexander and Sarah Taylor Stanford. He worked as an electrician for many years and was an avid Mississippi State fan.He is preceded in...
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Alice Faye Johnston

January 30, 1942 - September 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Jimmy Gus Rowell

January 30, 1937 - September 25, 2017

Mr. Jimmy Gus Rowell, 80, passed away on September 25, 2017 in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Lakewood Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 am. Mr. Rowell was born in Ft. Myers, Florida to the late William Gus Rowell and Ruby Parrish Rowell. He was an active member of Skyway Hills Baptist Church. He taught...
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Gayle Murphey Reeves

August 3, 1922 - September 25, 2017

Gayle Murphey Reeves, 95, passed away on September 25, 2017 in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 pm. Interment to follow in Lakewood Memorial Park. She was born in Ardmore, OK, to the late Monte Elmer Murphey and Minnie Ellen Hartnett Murphey.Mrs. Reeves was a former...
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Nick Leroy Ray

December 8, 1936 - September 25, 2017

Nick Leroy Ray, Sr., 80 years of age, passed away September 25, 2017. He was born on December 8, 1936, in Tchula, MS to Ervin M. Ray, Sr. and Coleen S. Ray. Nick graduated from McComb High School in 1955; he immediately joined and honorably served in The United States Marine Corps for four years of active duty. For over nine years, he was owner and operator of Nick Ray Texaco on Triangle Drive...
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Harvey N. George

November 24, 1924 - September 20, 2017

Harvey Nolan George was born November 21, 1924 in DeKalb, MS. He passed away peacefully September 20, 2017, in his Brandon, MS home.He is a WWII veteran who was awarded the Bronze Star for his service as a Tank Commander in the European Campaign under General Patten.He is survived by his son, Robert Glen George; his brother, Robert George; 3 grandchildren, Sean George (Jessica), Courtney Harvey ...
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Virginia D. Carrol

September 4, 1945 - September 16, 2017

Virginia (Jenny Sue) Dorr Carroll, passed away at her home in Mendenhall, MS on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the age of 72. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Carroll, her loving parents, Leonard Ira and Virginia Dorr. Surviving family members include a sister, Rose Anna (Jimmy) Welch and a brother, Norman Dorr; nephew, Jimmy (Shelia) Welch; nieces, Suzie Welch and Julie Welch ...
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Jean Helen Duncan

August 18, 1930 - September 13, 2017

The Lord has called home one of his most precious angels. Jean Helen Sundstrom Duncan, 87, of Clinton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 16, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Clinton. Interment will follow the ceremony and will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, MS....
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William R. Phillips

November 2, 1925 - September 12, 2017

William Ray Phillips esq. Born Nov 2, 1925 and passed from this earth September 12, 2017. He was 91. Mr. Phillips is the son of Ray Spurgeon and Belzora Elizabeth (Bell) Phillips and the brother of Frances Bell Phillips Hutchins (Penn).Mr. Phillips was recently proceeded in death by his wife of 73 years, Maryan Davis Phillips and his daughter, Nan Davis Phillips Bradley. Mr. Phillips is survived...
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Irene V. Hales

November 22, 1941 - September 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Anna Lucille Noblin

October 15, 1921 - September 9, 2017

Lucy Dow Noblin 95, died Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Courtyard Assisted Living in Lafayette, LA. Funeral Services will be at 12 noon Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Lakewood Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 11 am. Interment and graveside services will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park.Anna Lucille Hall better known as “Lucy” was born in Meridian, MS on October 15, 1921 to...
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Clydell P. Wilson

May 12, 1930 - September 9, 2017

Clydell Wilson, 87, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Brandon Court Nursing Home. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 2:00 PM with visitation one hour prior. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Wilson was born in Kilmichael, MS on May...
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Leo J. Klaas

September 14, 1925 - September 6, 2017

Leo J Klaas, 91, died on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mr. Klaas was a WWII veteran, having served in the ARMY Air Corps for two years. During his service, he received an American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and...
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Rita House

November 5, 1933 - September 6, 2017

Rita Myers House passed away into the arms of Jesus on September 6, 2017. Rita was born on November 5, 1933 to Hollis and Alva Myers. She was a member of Oak Forest Baptist Church and First Baptist Church Brandon, 309 S. College St., Brandon 39042. She was also a member of John Ashley’s Sunday School and Ladies Explorer’s Bible Study at First Baptist for many years. Rita retired...
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Mark W. Jolly

November 15, 1957 - September 4, 2017

Mark W. Jolly, 59, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 at his home in Clinton. A memorial service will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior.Mark was born on November 15, 1957 to the late Alvis Paul and Christine Cox Jolly. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, and spending times with his family and friends. He truly understood...
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Thomas Dickson

December 23, 1947 - September 1, 2017

Thomas F. Dickson, Jr., 69, of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away September 1, 2017. Tommy was retired from the US Post Office and the Alaska Railroad. He was a graduate of Hazlehurst High School, attended Hinds Jr. College, and served in the US Army.He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas, Sr. and Louise Dickson.Tommy is survived by his daughters, Sara Louise Westbrook (Chase) of Wesson, MS;...
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Suzanne Peery Schutt

November 23, 1934 - August 23, 2017

Suzanne Peery Schutt was born on November 23, 1934. Suzanne passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Sunday, August 27 and 9-10 AM Monday, August 28 with funeral services immediately after all at Church of the Creator located at 1445 Clinton-Raymond Rd. in Clinton, MS. The burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.Suzanne was a native of Eupora, MS, daughter...
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Yvonne B. Hines

October 12, 1922 - August 22, 2017

Yvonne Barbara Hines, 94, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with a graveside service to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Hines was a resident of The Orchard in Ridgeland for the past 11 years.Mrs. Hines is preceded in death by her husband, Leo E....
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Raymond Richard Cook

February 8, 1944 - August 21, 2017

Raymond Richard Cook, Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning of August 21, 2017, as a result of bone marrow cancer – myelofibrosis. Visitation will be Friday, August 25, 2017 from 5-8 PM at Lakeshore Congregational Church, 6880 Siwell Road, Byram, MS, 39272. A celebration of life and home-going service for Richard will be Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Lakeshore...
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Cindy Michelle Slater Wortman

August 11, 1976 - August 20, 2017

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home with funeral services to follow in the funeral home chapel.Cindy was a wonderful woman with an outstanding free spirit. She enjoyed the outdoors along with many other things such as writing, poetry, music and dancing. Cindy loved her children incredibly. She will forever be remembered in our...
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Melvin Kelly Wilson

March 3, 1927 - August 19, 2017

Melvin Kelly Wilson passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017, at home with his family present. A memorial service will be held on September 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson, Ms. with visitation at 10 a.m. preceding the memorial service.Kelly was born on March 3, 1927, to Robert and Carrie Wilson in Sparta, Tn. He was a graduate of Tennessee Technical University in Cookeville...
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Jean Dalton Bennett

April 5, 1928 - August 18, 2017

Jean Dalton Bennett, 89, died Friday, August 18, 2017, in Starkville, MS.Jean was born in Hartsville, TN. She moved to Jackson, MS in 1946 to attend Belhaven College. She also became a longtime member of First Baptist Church at this time. Jean was a caring spouse, a devoted mother, grandmother and thoughtful friend.She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Bennett, and daughter, Jean...
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Ada Fields Ivy

April 15, 1931 - August 18, 2017

Ada Fields Ivy of Jackson, MS passed away on August 18, 2017 at the age of 86. She was born Ada May Fields on April 15, 1931 in East Bernstadt, KY. She grew up during the depression with her parents James A. Fields and Sylvia J. (Peavler) Fields and 4 brothers, Jimmy, Billy, Paul and Leo living in OH, IN, KY and MS.She had a zest for life. She learned water skiing from a Cypress Garden skier,...
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Gam Ho

August 4, 1962 - August 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Virginia Melvin

November 13, 1936 - August 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Maria Teresa Taylor

September 11, 1921 - August 8, 2017

Maria Teresa Solis Roa Taylor, 95, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Hospice Ministries. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Lakewood Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Teresa was born on September 11, 1921 in San Julian, El Salvador. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of...
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Billie Jean Thornton

August 7, 2017

Billie Jean Thornton was born in October 26, 1935 in Simpson County. She was graduated from Magee High School (Class of 1945), Copiah Lincoln Community College and attended the University of Southern Mississippi before entering the School of Medical Technology at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. After graduating, she worked 40 years as a Med. Tech. in Hattiesburg, MS, Long Beach, CA,...
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Everett Ray Bullock

December 2, 1929 - August 6, 2017

Everett "Ray" Bullock, 87, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Merit Health in Jackson. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM with funeral services to follow. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park. Mr. Ray was born on December 2, 1929 to the late Lias and Mary Keyes Bullock.He is preceded in death by his parents;...
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Judith Williams

December 29, 1939 - August 6, 2017

Mrs. Judith “Judy” L. Williams passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Clinton, MS. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 pm at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Williams was born in December of 1939 to the late Bernard and Jane Richter. Antiquing and reading were her favorite...
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Margaret Pierce

February 4, 1935 - August 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Esther Elaine Wood

July 30, 1944 - August 5, 2017

Esther Elaine Wood, 73, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at her home in Pearl. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Truitt Memorial Baptist Church in Pearl with funeral services to follow. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Wood was born on July 30, 1944 to the late Earl Holmes Adams, Sr. and Esther Viola Jenkins Adams. She was a...
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Sylvia C. Ammons

September 19, 1937 - August 5, 2017

Sylvia Ammons, 79, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Manhattan Nursing and Rehab Center in Jackson. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. A graveside service will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park on Wednesday at 11:00 AM.Mrs. Ammons was born on September 19, 1937 to the late Reverend John Dewitt and Mildred Allen Comfort.Loving...
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Thomas Woods

June 19, 1953 - August 4, 2017

Thomas Matthew Woods "Tommy", age 64, passed away on August 4, 2017. He was born June 19, 1953 in Jackson, MS and grew up in Bolton, MS.A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 9 in Lakewood Memorial Park.Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Lorene Woods. He is survived by his brother, Alvin Woods (Linda); sisters, Charlene Bruce, Sally Mentink ...
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Edna E. Carson

August 11, 1923 - August 4, 2017

Edna Broocks Carson, 93, of Clinton, MS, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2017, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS.The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 7 at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 9:30 Monday. Edna was born in Yazoo City, MS, to Housman D. Broocks and Irene Lanehart Broocks on August 11, 1923. She worked for the Yazoo County Health...
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Allen W. McDaniel

December 31, 1932 - August 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Martha E. Dowdy

November 20, 1936 - July 28, 2017

Martha Dowdy, 80, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 at her home in Brandon. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon with funeral services following in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Dowdy was born in Clarksdale, MS on November 20, 1936. She was one of seven children born to the late Paul and Elsie Matthews Ervin....
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Rubye Martin

November 13, 1933 - July 26, 2017

Rubye Acker Martin, 83, died on July 26, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. "Memaw" or "Ms Rubye" was a nurse at MEA Byram, retiring at age 80.She is preceded in death by her husband, George, 3 weeks ago; daughter, Judianne and granddaughter, Julie.She is survived by, Jerry (Emylee) Helms, Jennifer, Josh, Jacob, Kaylee, Deven, Savannah; Lynda (Steve) Grice, Angie, Cameron,...
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Charles Robert Bruce

December 28, 1941 - July 25, 2017

Charles Robert “Bob” Bruce, 75, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at St. Dominic Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM with a memorial service to follow in the chapel.Bob was born in Itta Bena, MS on December 28, 1941. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served in Japan. He...
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Flo S. Garland

May 4, 1932 - July 24, 2017

Mrs. Flora “Flo” Saul Garland passed away on July 24, 2017 in Ridgeland, MS. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Lakewood Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Garland was born on May 4, 1932 in Columbia, MS to the late Rufus and Eunice Saul. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Garland. She...
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Myrtle B. Nations

November 24, 1924 - July 21, 2017

Mrs. Myrtle Frances Nations, 92, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017. She was born November 24, 1924 in Louin, Mississippi to Benjamin Lee and Mittie Newcomb Ball. Mrs. Nations was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louin. Mrs. Nations, along with her late husband, Robert E. Nations, loved to travel. She was very proud they were able to travel to all 50 states and signed the guest...
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Samuel Thomas Burnside

August 9, 1931 - July 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Esther S. Liebelt

February 13, 1920 - July 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Sue Ware Fleming

December 5, 1930 - July 19, 2017

Sue Fleming passed away on July 19, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina.Ruby Sue Ware was born on December 5, 1930 in Belzoni, Mississippi to Ernestine Mae Renfro Ware and Walter Thomas Ware. Ernestine, known to grandchildren as Mama Teen, worked to support Sue and her older brother and sister. They were loved, but material goods were precious in Depression-era Mississippi. Sue sometimes said that she...
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Ouida Ramsey

January 21, 1924 - July 16, 2017

Mrs. Ouida Ramsey, 93, born January 21, 1924 in Jackson, Mississippi to Leslie and George Cook. She attended Central High School and graduated in 1941 and continued her post-secondary education at Belhaven College and Louisiana College. Before retiring, she was employed with the State Department of Health, Division of Radiological Health. Mrs. Ramsey was a member of Parkhill Baptist Church.Mrs....
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James C. Houston

October 14, 1930 - July 16, 2017

James Comer Houston died on Sunday, July 16, 2017.He was born on October 14, 1930 in Troy, AL. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He graduated from Troy State Teachers College and received his BA in business administration. After 40 years of employment with Associates Commercial Corp. he retired as District Manager. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Clinton, MS.He was...
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Rachel Todd

June 26, 1946 - July 14, 2017

Rachel Kay Todd, 71, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Baptist Hospital. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow visitation in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.Rachel was born on June 26, 1946 to the late William Lloyd and Barbara Dunsford Bloomer. She retired...
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Lois Bernice Byrd

August 6, 1923 - July 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Clarice E. Knight

July 9, 1919 - July 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Eugene Calvin Fleming

November 20, 1925 - July 8, 2017

Eugene Calvin Fleming Jr. passed away the morning of July 8 in Durham NC with his loving daughters holding his hands.Gene was born on 20 November 1925 in Poplarville, Mississippi to Willie Richardson Fleming and Eugene Calvin Fleming Sr. By all accounts he had a happy boyhood, with frequent visits to see aunts, uncles, and cousins in other parts of Mississippi and in Arkansas. One of his...
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Eugene Calvin Fleming

November 20, 1925 - July 8, 2017

Eugene Calvin Fleming Jr. passed away the morning of July 8 in Durham NC with his loving daughters holding his hands.Gene was born on 20 November 1925 in Poplarville, Mississippi to Willie Richardson Fleming and Eugene Calvin Fleming Sr. By all accounts he had a happy boyhood, with frequent visits to see aunts, uncles, and cousins in other parts of Mississippi and in Arkansas. One of his...
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Claude Lamar Jones

October 18, 1937 - July 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood South Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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James Earl Ethridge

July 16, 1959 - July 6, 2017

Mr. James Earl Ethridge, age 57 – was born in Jackson, MS on July 16, 1959.The Celebration of His Life will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11 at All Saints Episcopal Church on Daniel Lake Blvd. with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Interment will following in Lakewood Memorial Park South.Mr. Ethridge graduated from Central High School, the University of Southern...
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James Earl Ethridge

July 16, 1959 - July 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Patricia Farris

October 2, 1940 - July 1, 2017

Patricia Hope Quinton Farris, affectionately known as “Honey” to all who knew her, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Mississippi Baptist Hospital at the age of 76. She was preceded in death by her parents, Inez and Truman Quinton. Honey is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Joe P. Farris; her sons, Everett Watkins of Key West, Florida and Thad Watkins (Anne...
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Nella Carol Staten

July 10, 1917 - June 30, 2017

Nella Carol Staten, 99, formerly of Jackson, MS, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 30, 2017. She was born July 10, 1917 to Sara Estelle Ray and Robert Calvin McCool of Winston County, MS. On October 1, 1941 she married William Leon Staten and after World War II, they made West Jackson their home. They had two children, Jane and Bubba, following a son deceased at birth. She worked as an LPN...
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George Luther Martin

June 9, 1934 - June 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Josephine E. Alvis

July 14, 1940 - June 28, 2017

Josephine Alvis, 76, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at her home in Brandon. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 2:00 PM with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Josephine was born on July 14, 1940 in St. Louis, MO to...
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Albert Pace

November 9, 1956 - June 28, 2017

Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Graveside services will follow at Pocahontas Cemetery.
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Frances Bynum

February 17, 1926 - June 20, 2017

Frances Bynum, 91, died June 20, 2017, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. She was born February 17, 1926, in Meridian, MS.While working at Knox Glass (Glass Containers), she met her husband, Billy Bynum. They had many wonderful years together. Billy couldn’t hear well and Frances couldn’t see. They would often tell people she was his ears and he was her eyes. Billy...
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Terry Alan Braswell

August 8, 1955 - June 19, 2017

Capt. Terry A. Braswell of Vicksburg passed away June 19, 2017, in Jackson. He was 61.Retired riverboat captain, and the world’s best storyteller, He leaves behind a loving family and wide circle of friends, by whom he will be dearly remembered and sorely missed.He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Mart Ballenger; and father, Willie Braswell.He is survived by his mother, Bobbie...
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Josh DiGennaro

December 1, 1990 - June 16, 2017

Joshua Christopher DiGennaro, passed away unexpectedly on June 16, 2017. Joshua was a loving son, brother, and friend. He was a graduate of Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Science degree. He also received the Outstanding Senior in Pre-Law award during his time there. Joshua went on to become a law student in the MC Law program. He was also a dedicated counselor at the Muscular Dystrophy...
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Dorothy McCall

August 8, 1928 - June 16, 2017

Dorothy McCall, 90, of Jackson, MS, passed away on June 16, 2017 at Highland Home. Services will be June 23, 2017 at Lakewood Funeral Home on Clinton Boulevard. Visitation will be at 1:30 PM and services will follow at 2:30 PM.She was married to the love of her life, Carroll, for 65 years until his death in 2011. Their niece, Carol Frith, who they named their adopted daughter was their caregiver...
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Othar J. Russell

December 30, 1931 - June 14, 2017

Othar Russell, 85, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Plain View Assisted Living. Funeral services will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mr. Russell was born on December 30, 1931 to the late Taylor and Leathie Moss Russell.He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years,...
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Martha P. Dunn

December 12, 1929 - June 14, 2017

Martha Dunn, 87, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Manhattan Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Dunn was born on December...
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Sadie Margaret Pickett

February 7, 2016 - June 14, 2017

Sadie Margaret Pickett went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at her home in Clinton. Visitation will be held at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, June 20th from 2 to 3 P.M. with funeral services beginning at 3 P.M. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, which will be followed by a repast at Redeemer Presbyterian Church.Sadie Margaret was born on February 7, 2016 to...
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Michael Kilian

March 21, 1956 - June 13, 2017

Michael R. Kilian died June 13, 2017, at his home. The son of the late Vitold and Madeleine Kilian, he was born in 1955 and grew up in Clinton, Mississippi. He attended elementary, junior high and high school in Clinton, and later graduated from Mississippi College.Mike spent his career doing what he loved- playing and teaching tennis.He started his career at the Clinton Park Tennis Courts. He...
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Elaine Logan

May 20, 1946 - June 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Kathy Morris Lankford

August 26, 1945 - June 10, 2017

Kathy Morris Lankford was born August 26, 1945 in Jackson, MS. Mrs. Lankford passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017. She suffered a fatal heart attack and subsequent auto accident. She graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in business. She served in her career as an HR Manager for McCarty Foods, Deposit Guaranty Bank, Skytel, WorldCom, and retired from Irby Electrical Supply. She is...
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Samuel Kimbrell

January 4, 1939 - June 10, 2017

Mr. Samuel "Sam" Kimbrell, 78 - a longtime resident of Clinton, MS died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at St. Dominic’s Hospital. Mr. Kimbrell was born in Jackson, MS the youngest son of George Hillard Kimbrell, Sr. and Hazel Cecile James Kimbrell.Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 19 at 3 p.m. at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. Interment...
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John Hardy

November 11, 1914 - June 8, 2017

Rev. John Hardy, Jr., was born on November 11, 1914 in the Seabend near Edwards, Mississippi. He was the third of four children born to the union of the late Rev. John Hardy, Sr. and Mrs. Levella Hardy. His siblings, Annie Bell, Isom, and Mable, preceded him in death.After graduating from Lanier High School in Jackson, MS and marriage, he and his wife migrated to Chicago, IL where they raised...
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Shirley Gaines

October 3, 1949 - June 3, 2017

Shirley Gaines, 67, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Clinton Healthcare. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:00 PM on Monday, June 5, 2017 with funeral services to follow in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Gaines was born on October 3, 1949 to the late Henry L. and Evelyn Tucker Hilton. She was a member of the Church of Christ.She is preceded...
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Minnie Ree Duke

December 1, 1926 - May 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Don R. Trask

January 23, 1952 - May 29, 2017

Graveside services for Don R. Trask will be held at 11:30 AM on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Lakewood Funeral Home.Don originally from Jackson, MS was living in Brandon, MS. He was a retired Tool and Dye maker from Packard/Delphi.Don was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Dannie Trask.He is survived by his...
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S. Lindsey Head

April 29, 1928 - May 28, 2017

Lindsey Head, 89, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Lindsey was born on April 29, 1928 in Inverness,...
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Ruth Neal Gressett

December 18, 1945 - May 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood South Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Ruth Neal Gressett

December 18, 1945 - May 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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John K. Pickett

May 2, 1933 - May 27, 2017

John King Pickett, Jr.,84, of Clinton, Mississippi, formerly Clermont, FL, went home to be with the Lord May 27, 2017. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family. He was born in Birmingham, AL, May 2, 1933, to John King Pickett, Sr. and Christine Marguerite Dendy. He attended Woodlawn High School in Birmingham and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where he was first chair trumpet in...
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James Michael Lowe

September 25, 1952 - May 26, 2017

Mr. James Michael Lowe, age 64 - died Friday, May 26, 2017 at his residence.The celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday May 31, in Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 5 p.m.Mr. Lowe served for many years with the YMCA as a football coach.He was preceded in death by his parents, Duell Fred Lowe and Wilma Childress Brummett, and brothers, Duell Alan Lowe and...
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L.M. Frenchie Jacob

August 12, 1919 - May 23, 2017

L.M. “Frenchie” Jacob, 97, entered his heavenly home on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Lakewood Funeral Home at 2:00 PM with visitation one hour prior.Frenchie was born in Bellerive, France on August 12, 1919. He was the owner of Jacob's Aircraft at Hawkins Field for many years.He was preceded in death by his wife, Eylene Henderson...
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Christelle Ashley

December 25, 1916 - May 23, 2017

Hilda Christelle Williamson Ashley, Dec. 25, 1916 - May 23, 2017. She married Carroll Truett Ashley, Feb. 12, 1934 and together had 2 children: Joe Carroll Ashley and Faye Ashley Wilkinson (Cecil D. Wilkinson - deceased).Visitation will be held Friday, May 26 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. with the service to follow in the chapel of Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home. A private family graveside service...
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Reta M. Kuhn

April 14, 1934 - May 22, 2017

Reta Mae Dortch Kuhn, 83, resident of Pearl, MS passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at her home. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Clinton Blvd in Jackson on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Funeral services will follow Saturday’s visitation.Mrs. Kuhn was a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and the daughter of...
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Henry McWilliams

August 8, 1924 - May 18, 2017

Henry "Skeets" McWilliams, 92, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the VA Nursing Home in Collins, Ms. Funeral services will be held at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery Tuesday, May 23 at 12 noon.Skeets was born in Jackson, Miss., where he spent his younger years learning to play guitar. He went on to become a jazz guitarist working with the Ray Anthony Orchestra, radio station WGN and TV...
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Erma Jean Nixon

January 24, 1948 - May 17, 2017

Erma Jean Nixon, 69, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 18 at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church (HROC) located at 414 E. College Street in Clinton, MS, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a short prayer service to follow from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Visitation will continue at the Church on Friday, May 19 from 9:00 a.m. to...
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Frances T. Smith

February 18, 1921 - May 17, 2017

Mrs. Frances Taylor Smith, 96 – died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Nichols Center, Madison, MS. Mrs. Smith worked as a Registered Nurse at Hinds General Hospital for approximately 10 years. She also worked as secretary for the Mississippi Society of CPA’s. She formerly attended Highland Baptist Church and later First Baptist Church of Clinton. Mrs. Smith was a member of the...
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Rebecca Moak Weathersby

December 16, 1944 - May 17, 2017

Rebecca “Becky” Moak Weathersby passed away on May 17, 2017 due to illness. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 5-8pm and Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 12-1pm at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 1 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home with interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Becky graduated from Provine High School in...
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Erma Jean Nixon

January 24, 1948 - May 17, 2017

Erma Jean Nixon, 69, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 18 at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church (HROC) located at 414 E. College Street in Clinton, MS, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a short prayer service to follow from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Visitation will continue at the Church on Friday, May 19 from 9:00 a.m. to...
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Erma Jean Nixon

January 24, 1948 - May 17, 2017

Erma Jean Nixon, 69, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 18 at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church (HROC) located at 414 E. College Street in Clinton, MS, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a short prayer service to follow from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Visitation will continue at the Church on Friday, May 19 from 9:00 a.m. to...
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Benjamin H. Shearer

April 17, 1926 - May 16, 2017

Benjamin H. Shearer, age 91, was born April 17, 1926 in Pelahatchie, MS and died May 16, 2017 in Jackson, MS.Mr. Shearer graduated from Cooks School of Electronics and held an FCC First Class Radio-Telephone License since 1949, and also completed Radio Communications Course of Motorola Training Institute in 1962.He is a Unites States Marine Corp Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Mr....
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Elizabeth Marie Catt

September 21, 1934 - May 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Kathleen H. Ainsworth

May 6, 1920 - May 12, 2017

Kathleen “Katie” Hughes Ainsworth, a long-time resident of Jackson, died May 12, 2017, at her home. Katie was a proud 97 years old.Katie was born in 1920 in Pioneer, Louisiana, and grew up as a child of the Great Depression. She graduated from Forest High School in Forest, Louisiana. She is the author of Plaid Eggs and Flour Sack Panties, Growing up during the Depression Years...
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Rankin Revel Rawlings

March 14, 1996 - May 11, 2017

Rankin Revel Rawlings, Jr., always called by his nickname, Jake; died at home, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Jake was born on March 14, 1996 in Flowood, MS. He attended Ridgeland High School, Jackson Academy, and graduated from The Education Center School where he received the WINGS Award. He is survived by his devoted parents, Revel and Elizabeth Rawlings and his brother, Swayze Rawlings. He is also...
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Pauline J. Pace

April 7, 1927 - May 10, 2017

Ms. Pauline J. Pace, age 90 - died Wednesday, May 10, 2017.Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Lakewood Memorial Park South. She was born April 7, 1927 in Carnes, MS to Paul and Myrtle D. Robinson. Throughout most of her life, she was a homemaker who loved to paint and was an avid artist and cook. Her parents preceded her in death.Survivors include her...
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Jane Elizabeth Holland

February 15, 1934 - May 9, 2017

Jane Stallings Holland passed away peacefully in her home in Houston, Texas May 9. She was born February 15, 1934, in Jackson, MS, to the late James Preston Stallings and Bonnie McElroy Stallings. She graduated from Tupelo High School and attended Millsaps College, after which she began a long life of hard work that did not end until she moved to Houston in 2013.Other than her family and friends...
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Dorothy H. Dudley

March 24, 1932 - May 9, 2017

Dorothy Lee DudleyClinton, MS Dorothy Lee Dudley, 85, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at home. Visitation is 10 - 12 noon, Saturday, May 13, with chapel service starting afterwards at Lakewood Funeral Home, 6011 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, MS 39209. Graveside services will follow immediately after at Lakewood Memorial Park located across from Lakewood Funeral Home. ...
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Elouise P. Lee

October 19, 1938 - May 8, 2017

Elouise Powell Lee, 78, of Valparaiso, IN formerly of Brandon, MS passed away Monday, May 08, 2017. She was born October 19, 1938 in Lexington, MS to David and Adelle (Lucius) Powell. Elouise graduated from Lexington High School and attended Delta State University for 2 years. She worked as a Claims Representative with the Social Security Administration for 27 years and as a secretary at...
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Mary Nell Greer

June 10, 1928 - May 8, 2017

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

April 6, 1947 - May 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lakewood South Funeral Home, JACKSON, MS.
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Robert A. Newman

January 29, 1932 - May 6, 2017

Mr. Bob Newman, 85, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home on Clinton Blvd. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Bob is preceded in...
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Ruby Tindall

February 9, 1920 - May 6, 2017

Ruby Hooper Tindall was born in Paxton, Texas on February 9, 1920, daughter of Edd Pate Hooper and Mattie Ila McDaniel Hooper.Her husband, Joseph Thomas Tindall, preceded her in death on June 29, 1971.She is survived by one sister, Deanna Ruth Baumgardner of Sherman Oaks, CA; brothers, James Edward Hooper of Clearwater, FL and Benny Ray Hooper of Alvin, TX; niece, Elizabeth Dianne Hooper of Pearl...
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Jane Elizabeth Corbitt

December 4, 1930 - May 5, 2017

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