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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

Elizabeth R. Neely

March 19, 1960 - December 14, 2017

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

January 7, 1920 - December 13, 2017

Annie Ruth McAfee, 97, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Brandon Nursing and Rehabilitation. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12 noon followed by a graveside service at Lakewood Memorial Park. Mrs. McAfee was born in Winnsboro, TX on January 7, 1920. She was affectionately known to all as “Mama Ruth”. She was a...
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Donna M. Morris

January 29, 1950 - December 12, 2017

Donna Morris, 67, passed away early morning Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Hospice Ministries. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.Donna was born on January 29, 1950 in Jackson, MS. She was a member of Morrison Heights Baptist Church.Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Ida Mae Mitchell Jones.She is survived by her...
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Kayle Anne Griffith

February 19, 1997 - December 11, 2017

Kayle Anne Griffith (20) lost her battle with depression on December 11, 2017. She was born in Vicksburg, MS, on February 19, 1997. Kayle was saved and baptized on October 4, 2009. Today, she is resting in the peaceful arms of our Heavenly Father.From the time Kayle started kindergarten, she excelled in academics, and she received many awards at each level including several Presidential Awards...
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James Dean White

January 27, 1944 - December 9, 2017

Jackson - Mr. James Dean White, 73 - born on Tallulah, LA and longtime resident of Jackson, MS died Saturday, December 9, 2017 at a local hospital. Mr. White served in the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne and later worked with the Iron Workers Local 469. He enjoyed sailing, painting, iron work, and "piddlin".He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Jackson and Marcel White; sister,...
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Aileen Kolb Harris

March 10, 1932 - December 8, 2017

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

July 12, 1924 - December 3, 2017

Mrs. Lillian “Kate” Jackson Boteler, lovingly known as “Mama Lil”, entered into Heaven on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 10 am to 12 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home, 6011 Clinton Blvd, Jackson, MS 39209, with the funeral service at 12 pm. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial...
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Welborne Truitt Calhoun

April 5, 1929 - November 30, 2017

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Lafayette on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:00 am for Welborne Truitt Calhoun, age 88, who passed away surrounded by family on November 30, 2017. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the start of service at First Baptist Church on Monday morning. An additional memorial service will be held at the Chapel at Lakewood Memorial...
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David John Martin

December 21, 1963 - November 29, 2017

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

October 17, 1959 - November 28, 2017

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

September 7, 1955 - November 28, 2017

John “Johnny” William McDonald, 62, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Merit Health River Oaks Hospital in Flowood. Visitation will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at Clinton Cemetery. Lakewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.John “Johnny” William McDonald was born September 7...
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Susan B. Iupe

June 10, 1951 - November 25, 2017

Susan B Iupe, 66, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at her home in Ridgeland. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM followed by a graveside service at Lakewood Memorial Park.Susan was born on June 10, 1951 in Jackson, MS. She graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in Nursing.She is preceded in death by her...
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Mary Yonkers Dockery

March 31, 1949 - November 25, 2017

Mary Yonkers Dockery, age 68, went home to be with her Lord on November 25, 2017.Mary was born in Clinton, Mississippi in 1949 to Irving and Florence Yonkers. She became a believer at the young age of three and throughout her life grew in her love, devotion, knowledge, and service to her Lord. She graduated from Clinton High School and Mississippi College. While...
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Charles B. Burns

March 19, 1930 - November 25, 2017

Charles Berry Burns, 87, of Richland, Mississippi passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Visitation services will be held Monday, November 27, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson, Mississippi. Graveside service will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park at 12:00 pm.Mr. Burns is preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Wansley Burns; his parents, John Horace Burns, Sr....
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Michael Dudley Lindsey

June 30, 1960 - November 24, 2017

Michael Dudley LindseyJune 30, 1960 - November 24, 2017Michael Dudley Lindsey, 57, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 in Jackson, MS. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm in Lakewood Memorial Park.Mr. Lindsey is preceded in death by his parents, C.D. Lindsey, Jr. and Katherine Lindsey Carter; brother, Billy Jack Lindsey.He is survived by daughters,...
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Alice O. Moffett

April 4, 1924 - November 23, 2017

Mrs. Alice Moffett, 93, passed away on November 23, 2017 in Baton Rouge, LA. She was born in Jackson, MS to the late Herbert Sidney and Stella Holliday Owens. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 10:00 am at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Moffett received her Bachelor&rsquo...
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Barbara Barton

September 19, 1946 - November 22, 2017

Mrs. Barbara Barton, age 71 - born in Jackson, MS and current resident of Brandon, MS, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017. She was previously active with the Animal Rescue League and enjoyed golfing.Her mother, Vola Baker Masters, and brother, Joseph Masters, Jr. preceded her in death.Survivors include her daughter, Leslie Barton Sargent and husband Bob; her father, Joe Masters; one sister, Jo...
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Evelyn A. Shearer

April 15, 1933 - November 21, 2017

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

December 8, 1942 - November 17, 2017

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

December 5, 1934 - November 17, 2017

Joseph Giurintano, 82, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at St. Richard’s Catholic Church in Jackson from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with a Funeral Mass to follow.He was born on December 5, 1934 in Sicily, Italy. Mr. Giurintano was a pilot for the United States Air Force from which he retired. After he...
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Jeanette Farmer

May 30, 1943 - November 15, 2017

Jan Farmer, 74, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at The Orchard in Ridgeland. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM with funeral services to follow.Mrs. Farmer was born on May 30, 1943 in Jackson, MS. She grew up in Carthage, MS and attended Mississippi State University. After marrying, she moved to Vicksburg, MS where she...
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Gloria J. Mitchell

July 23, 1940 - November 12, 2017

Gloria Mitchell, 77, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at her home. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 15 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at Lakewood South Funeral Home, 430 McCluer Rd, Jackson, MS 39212. A graveside will follow at Lakewood South Memorial Park.Mrs. Mitchell was born on July 23, 1940 in Windsor, Canada to the late George and Inez Daley Whitehead.She is survived by...
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Mary Joyce Jones

August 10, 1927 - November 11, 2017

Mary Joyce Blakeney Jones, 90, died November 11, 2017 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park.Joyce was born August 10, 1927, to Gussie and Pearl Blakeney of...
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Mary Joyce Jones

August 10, 1927 - November 11, 2017

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

March 18, 1919 - November 10, 2017

Maxine Singletary Thompson, 98, departed this world on Friday, November 10, 2017. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home, Monday, November 13, 2017 beginning at 1 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Interment will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Thompson, a resident of Pearl, MS, was a member of McLaurin Heights Methodist Church.She was preceded...
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Thelma W. McNeece

October 6, 1922 - November 9, 2017

Thelma McNeece, 95, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.Visitation will be held on Friday, November 17th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, with funeral services to follow, at Raymond Road Baptist Church, 4622 Raymond Rd, Jackson, MS 39212. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.Thelma was born on October 6, 1922 in Fame, OK and moved to Jackson when she was eight years old....
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Mary B. Patin

September 9, 1920 - November 9, 2017

Mary Baum Patin, 97, passed away on November 9, 2017 at Wisteria Gardens in Pearl, MS. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home, 6011 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, MS on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm with the service at 12:00 pm in the chapel. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery. Father Thomas McGing of Holy Savior Catholic Church will officiate. ...
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Geraldine Ballard

May 3, 1949 - November 9, 2017

Geri Thomas Ballard, age 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at her home in Clinton, Mississippi. She was born May 3, 1949 in Yonkers, New York, to Antone “Tony” and Merle Davis Thomas. She was a 1965 graduate of White Plains High School in White Plains, New York. She received a Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi followed...
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Doris L. Mason

July 12, 1939 - November 9, 2017

Doris Lucille Mason, 78, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Visitation will be Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Lakewood South Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 1 pm with services following at 2 pm with interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial South.Mrs. Mason was born in Mississippi to the late Claude Brewer Sr. and Myrtle Henderson Brewer. Mrs. Mason was a homemaker who was...
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Robert V. Sanford

October 9, 1943 - November 6, 2017

Robert Vernon Sanford, 74, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Hospice Ministries. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 5 pm to 8 pm and Friday, November 10, 2017 from 10 am to 11 am at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 am at Lakewood Funeral Home with interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mr. Sanford was born in Mississippi to the...
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Shirley Stephens

April 20, 1931 - November 4, 2017

Shirley Mae Hiatt Stephens was born April 20, 1931. She was the adopted child of Harry Ray Hiatt and Bertha Hiatt. She lived most of her life in Jackson, Mississippi. She attended school at Poindexter Elementary, Enochs Jr. High and Central High School, Class of 1949.She attended Millsaps College before her marriage in March of 1953 to Charles Roy Stephens of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She obtained...
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Michael Eugene Skinner

March 29, 1970 - November 4, 2017

Michael Skinner, 47, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017. A memorial service will be held at Fountain of Life 1277 Jubilee Dr., Saraland, Al 36571 on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM.Michael was born on March 29, 1970 in Decatur, AL. He was a talented ironworker and woodworker.He is survived by his father, Richard B. Skinner; mother, Elizabeth Nettles Rush; sons, Mallan Sheffield ...
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Helen Sue Wilson

February 13, 1961 - November 2, 2017

Helen Sue Wilson, 56, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at her home in Byram. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Saturday, November 4 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM with funeral services to follow in the chapel. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Wilson was born on February 13, 1961 in Pascagoula, MS. She was a remarkable, selfless woman who always cherished her...
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Franklin McNamara Palmer

July 16, 1944 - October 30, 2017

Frank Palmer, 73, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 after a brief illness. A memorial celebration will be held at Tony’s Restaurant, 1903 Mission 66, Vicksburg, MS 39180 on Friday, November 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.Frank was born in Clarksdale, MS on July 16, 1944 to the late L.O. “Buck” and Mary Louise McNamara Palmer. He received a civil engineering degree from Mississippi...
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John Samuel Thomas

April 6, 1926 - October 28, 2017

Mr. John S. Thomas, 91, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm with interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.John was born April 6, 1926 in Sitka, Arkansas to the late Samuel Newton and Mattie Augusta Thomas. He was a gifted mechanic and...
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John Samuel Thomas

April 6, 1926 - October 28, 2017

Mr. John S. Thomas, 91, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm with interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.John was born April 6, 1926 in Sitka, Arkansas to the late Samuel Newton and Mattie Augusta Thomas. He was a gifted mechanic and...
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Linton E. Terrell

June 30, 1924 - October 26, 2017

Mr. Linton E. Terrell, 93, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm and Monday, October 30, 2017 from 10 am to 11 am at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11 am at Lakewood Funeral Home with burial to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. Mr. Terrell was born in...
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Margie Atchison

January 14, 1945 - October 22, 2017

Margie Annette (Buford) Atchison, age 72, passed away October 22nd at Novant Health in Winston-Salem, NC, surrounded by family. She was born in January 1945 in Jackson to Thomas and Plummie Buford, and was the youngest of eight siblings.Preceded in death by husbands, Billy Atchison and Guy Mandolini; her parents; sister, Jane Johnson; and brother, Thomas Doyle Buford.She is survived by her...
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Kathleen T. Walters

May 7, 1929 - October 21, 2017

Kathleen Walters, 88, went to be with her Heavenly Father on October 21, 2017. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Lakewood South Funeral Home with funeral services to follow. Interment will be at Lakewood South Memorial Park.She was born on May 7, 1929 in Jackson, MS. She was a charter member at Wildwood Baptist Church and loved to play Bridge.Mrs....
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Pearla Ray Beavers

September 19, 1931 - October 17, 2017

Pearla Ray Beavers, 86, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. A memorial service will be held at Parkway Baptist Church on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM with visitation one hour prior.Mrs. Pearla was born on September 19, 1931 in Louisiana. She was a faithful member of Parkway Baptist Church.She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William "...
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Detress Wilson

October 6, 1930 - October 16, 2017

Dee Wilson, 87, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with funeral services to follow in the chapel. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Wilson was born on October 6, 1930 in Bude, MS. She married the love of her life, V.J. Wilson on April 22, 1950. She loved to cook, paint,...
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Ruby Flemmons

April 30, 1924 - October 10, 2017

Mrs. Ruby Lee Flemmons, 93, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Jackson, MS. She was born in Charleston, MS to the late James M. Kerr and Edith Clarkson Kerr. She was a charter member of Wildwood Baptist Church of Clinton, MS. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, coloring, extensive traveling and watching gameshows.Mrs. Flemmons is preceded in death by her husband, Leon Flemmons; son, James...
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William B. Williford

May 16, 1938 - October 9, 2017

William Brown (Will) Williford passed away in Palm Springs, CA on Monday, October 9, 2017 following a massive stroke the day before. He was 79, having grown up in Jackson, MS, a member of the first class of St. Andrews Episcopal Day School. He was a graduate of the first class of Murrah High School, where he was active in choral and drama activates, having had a lead part in the musical, Oklahoma...
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Margaret Lucille McArthur

October 4, 1926 - October 8, 2017

Mrs. Margaret Lucille Williams McArthur (91) passed into the glorious presence of her Savior on Sunday, October 8, 2017, in Rock Hill, South Carolina.A memorial service is planned for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, in the chapel at Lakewood Funeral Home, 6011 Clinton Blvd, in Jackson, MS, with a brief graveside service following. The family will be receiving friends before the...
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Robert Rush

November 3, 1927 - October 8, 2017

Raymond Rush passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Sunday, October 8, 2017 in Byram, MS. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 5:00 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.He was born in Collins, MS on...
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Doris Welborn

January 13, 1920 - October 7, 2017

Doris Welborn was born January 13, 1920 in Edinburg, MS. She was the daughter of Walter E. Sharpe and Effie Jolly Sharpe. All of her siblings preceded her in death. She had a twin brother, Thomas Horace Sharpe. Her other siblings were: Irma Montgomery, Earl Sharpe, Grace Winston, Bill Sharpe, Eloise Axtell, Sue Blue, Martha Cook, Mary Young, Pete Sharpe.Doris was happily married to J.B. Welborn...
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Norma B. Williams

November 26, 1936 - October 7, 2017

Norma Ann Williams, 80, Born November 26, 1936, died October 7, 2017, at Merit Health Central Hospital in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home, 6011 Clinton Blvd, Jackson, MS, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM with funeral services to follow in the chapel. Interment will follow at Lakewood South Memorial Park.MS Williams, formerly Norma Browning of...
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Kathryn Morehead

December 12, 1931 - October 4, 2017

Kathryn Morehead, 85, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Briar Hill Rest Home in Florence. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM with funeral services to follow in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mrs. Morehead was born on December 12, 1931 in Carroll County, MS and was a member of...
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George Wayne Williams

August 16, 1939 - September 30, 2017

G. Wayne Williams of Clinton, MS passed away on Sept. 30 at the age of 78. Born in McComb, MS on August 16, 1939 to Dalton and Myra D. Williams.Wayne graduated from McComb High School and attended Southwest Community College. He continued his education at the University of Mississippi where he obtained his pharmacy degree in 1964. His career path included 30 years in sales for the Upjohn Drug...
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John William Harding

November 30, 1916 - September 29, 2017

John W. (“Jack”) Harding, 100 years old, died at his home September 29. A lifelong resident of Jackson, he grew up on Fortification St. when it was unpaved and streetcars rumbled along State St. The only child of the late J.W. Harding, Sr., and Eloise Watkins Harding, he attended Jackson Public Schools and graduated from Gulf Coast Military Academy. He earned degrees simultaneously...
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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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