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Colbi Raynee Bridges

May 14, 2022 - May 14, 2022

Colbi Raynee Bridges, infant daughter of Morgan and Colby Bridges, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Private family graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022, 11:00 a.m., at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Brad Herod officiating. Little Colbi Raynee is survived by her mother and father, Morgan(Bowman) and Colby...
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Joel A. Holloway

April 20, 1937 - April 23, 2022

Joel A. Holloway passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora, MS. Joel was born April 20, 1937, in Calhoun County, Mississippi, to W.T. and Clara(Hood) Holloway. He was 85 years old. Joel was a retired electronic technician. He was a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 11:00 a.m., at...
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Sandra Dean "Ma Bell" Bell

December 18, 1946 - April 22, 2022

Sandra D. "Ma Bell" Bell passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, MS. Mrs. Bell was born December 18, 1946, in Drew, Mississippi, to Devere and Waudean(Pigg) Lowe. She was 75 years old. Mrs. Bell was a retired Dillard's Associate. She was affiliated with the Ackerman Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 2:00 p.m....
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Lanette Ann Shepard

October 30, 1933 - April 21, 2022

Lanette Ann Shepard passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at her residence in Ackerman, MS. Mrs. Shepard was born October 30, 1933, in Rainbow, TX, to Jacob M. and Lila(House) West. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Shepard was a retired school custodian and was a member of Rainbow Baptist Church in Rainbow, TX. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Rainbow, TX. Mrs. Shepard is...
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Don B. Murphy

April 18, 1940 - April 20, 2022

Don B. Murpy, Sr. passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at his residence in Ackerman, MS. Don was born April 18, 1940, in Choctaw County, MS, to James Wilson and Dennie L.(Chaney) Murphy. He was 82 years old and a member of Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman, MS. Before retiring, Don was employed by Hackney, Inc. in Ackerman, MS for many years. Funeral services will be held...
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Mark Warren Bruce

December 24, 1956 - April 17, 2022

Mark Warren Bruce passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2022, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS. Mark was born December 24, 1956, in Ackerman, MS to Boyce and Mary Alice(Black) Bruce. He was 65 years old. After graduation from Ackerman High School in 1974, Mark was employed with Sam Oswalt & Sons for many years until accepting employment with Georgia Pacific in Louisville, MS, where he worked...
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Peggy Jane Baxter

January 19, 1940 - April 15, 2022

Peggy Jane Baxter passed away on Friday, April 15, 2022, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora, MS. Mrs. Baxter was born January 19, 1940, in Oktibbeha County, MS to Hallie and Annie Laura(Hartness) Jones. She was 82 years old. Mrs. Baxter was a retired nursing assistant. She attended Concord Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 11:00AM at...
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Jane Muckleroy O'Kelly

February 1, 1930 - April 6, 2022

Jane Muckleroy O'Kelly died peacefully at her home April 6, 2022, in Weir, Mississippi. At the time of her death, she was 92. For more than 50 years she was a key contributor to the health and well-being of the region. Born February 1, 1930, in Cleburne, Texas, she was the fourth child of Paul Yater Muckleroy and Etta Lou Allison. She pursued the calling of nurse, becoming a registered nurse...
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Wyatt Allen Pyron

January 13, 1943 - March 20, 2022

Wyatt Allen Pyron, a resident of Ackerman, MS, passed away on March 20, 2022, at Diversicare Health & Rehabilitation Center, in Eupora, Mississippi. He was 79 years old. Allen was born on January 13, 1943, in Ruleville, Mississippi. Allen owned and operated Pyron's Body Shop and Al's Classic Cars until he retired. He loved antique cars and going to car shows. He was an avid bird hunter...
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Terry H. Parkerson

November 19, 1948 - March 10, 2022

Terry H. Parkerson, age 73, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Celebration of Life Service will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at French Camp Cemetery. Terry was born November 19, 1948 in Kilmichael, MS to Audrey and Flora Brister Parkerson. He grew up in...
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Billy Gayle King

July 1, 1932 - March 6, 2022

Billy Gayle King passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at his residence near Weir, MS. Mr. King was born July 1, 1932, in Choctaw County, MS to Johnnie Floyd and Sarah Hessie (Simpson) King. He was 89 years old. Mr. King was a retired self employed businessman/farmer and a Veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of New Haven Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on...
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Julia Elaine Black Weeks

September 22, 1933 - February 27, 2022

We regretfully announce the passing of Julia Elaine Black Weeks of Madison, MS, on February 27, 2022. Our mother, Julia, was one of the strongest and kindest women to ever walk this earth, and our family was blessed to have her to guide and nurture us. Our beloved Juju, as she was often referred to, graduated Weir High School in 1951. In 1953 she married the love of her life, Freddie L. Weeks,...
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James Thomas Perry

February 15, 1925 - February 27, 2022

James Thomas (J. T.) Perry went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 27, 2022, in his home in Ackerman, Mississippi, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 15, 1925, to John and Sallie Hodges Perry. He is affectionately remembered as a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend. He was a skilled carpenter and worked for many years in the construction...
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Michael Loyd Shurden

November 24, 1955 - February 9, 2022

Michael Loyd Shurden passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at Anderson Hospital in Meridian, MS. Mr. Shurden was born November 24, 1955, in Maben, MS, to Oscar Loyd and Dorothy Jean(Fulgham) Shurden. He was 66 years old. Mr. Shurden was employed approximately 40 years with Babcock-Wilcox as a welder. He was an active member of Blythe Creek Baptist Church in Mathiston, MS, where he served...
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Irene Whitehead Clark

August 3, 1927 - February 4, 2022

Irene Clark passed away on Friday, February 4, 2022, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora, MS. Mrs. Clark was born August 3, 1927, in Madison County, MS, to Walter and Ruby(Peden) Whitehead. She was 94 years old. Mrs. Clark was a long time employee of Wells Lamont Glove Manufacturing Company in Eupora, MS. Private funeral services for family and closest friends will be held on...
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Russell Lee Akers III

November 13, 1953 - February 2, 2022

Russell Lee Akers, III, 68, of French Camp, Mississippi entered his heavenly home on February 2, 2022. Russ was born in San Diego, California on November 13, 1953 to Russell Lee Akers, Jr. and Betty Akers. Russ graduated from Crawford High School in San Diego in 1972 and later received his degree in pastoral studies from Wesley College in Florence, Mississippi. Russ accepted Christ as his...
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Russel Hollis McCool

September 19, 1938 - February 2, 2022

Russel Hollis McCool, of Winston and Choctaw County, passed away on 2-2-22 at his home in Ackerman, MS surrounded by his family. Russel was born in Choctaw County, MS on September 19, 1938. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edison Marion and Effie Tucker McCool, and an infant sister, Juanita McCool. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Ann McClure, and children, Rusty McCool (Billie Jean) of...
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Candace Michelle Stephenson

February 6, 1978 - January 27, 2022

Candace Michelle Stephenson was born February 06, 1978 at University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. She was 43 Years Old. Candace attended school in Ackerman, MS where she graduated in May 1996. She attended Mississippi State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2001 and a Master of Arts Degree in 2003. She studied French at Laval University in Quebec Canada. ...
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John W. Corley

March 30, 1940 - January 22, 2022

John William Corley passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at his residence in Mathiston, MS. John was born March 30, 1940, in Shaw, MS, to William and Jewell(McCool) Corley. He was 81 years old. John was a retired paint contractor. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 2:30 p.m., at Chester Baptist Church near Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Burial...
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Lucille S. Whitten

September 24, 1930 - January 21, 2022

Lucille Stinnett Whitten passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022, at her residence in Suwanee, GA. Mrs. Whitten was born September 24, 1930, in Stephensport, KY, to Clinton Hook and Minnie Lee(Tate) Stinnett. She was 91 years old. Mrs. Whitten was a retired librarian. Graveside services will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022, 11:00 a.m., at Weir Cemetery in Weir, MS. Burial will follow in...
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Brenda Jane Oswalt King

November 15, 1945 - January 20, 2022

Brenda Jane Oswalt King, 76, of Ackerman, MS died Thursday, January 20, 2022, at the Choctaw Regional Medical Center with loved ones by her side. Brenda was born November 15, 1945 in Starkville, MS and spent much of her childhood wondering the campus of Mississippi State. She graduated from Starkville High School in 1963 and then attended Mississippi State University where she was a majorette...
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Judy Carol Irving Melton

August 25, 1947 - January 17, 2022

Judy Carol Irving Melton passed away peacefully at her home on January 17, 2022, after a long, rewarding, and satisfying life. Judy was 74 years old. Born on August 25, 1947, Judy was the daughter of Davis and Myrtle Irving of Weir, Mississippi. She is survived by her husband of forty years, Daniel Wayne Melton of Weir, Mississippi, daughter Lindsey Maxcy, her husband Preston Maxcy, and grandson...
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Shirley Jones Groceman

July 26, 1942 - January 14, 2022

Shirley Groceman passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Choctaw Regional Medical Center in Ackerman, MS. Shirley was born July 26, 1942, in Choctaw County, MS, to Martin Thomas, Jr. and Frankie Viola(Stephens) Jones. She was 79 years old. Shirley was a retired business owner. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS,...
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Mary Hazel Black Hunt

September 22, 1930 - January 9, 2022

Mary Hazel Hunt passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at Diversicare Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Eupora, MS. Mrs. Hunt was born September 22, 1930, in Choctaw County, MS, to James E. and Ava(Whitaker) Black. She was 91 years old. Mrs. Hunt was a housewife and homemaker. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 11:00 a.m., at Ackerman Church of Christ in...
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Billy Charles "Scotty" Scott, Jr.

May 14, 1968 - January 7, 2022

Billy Charles Scott, Jr. (Scotty), age 53, of Sturgis, MS, left for his heavenly home Friday, January 7, 2022, due to complications from diabetes and kidney failure. Scotty was born in Meridian, Mississippi, on May 14, 1968, to Billy Charles and Patsy LeJune (Sullivan) Scott. However, at a very young age, Scotty was gifted with an additional mother when his dad married Shirley (Parker) Scott in...
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Elwyn A. Ballard

January 8, 1931 - December 25, 2021

Elwyn Aline Ballard passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center Nursing Facility in Eupora, MS. Mrs. Ballard was born January 8, 1931, in Copiah County, MS, to Everett and Lela(Gillis) Templeton. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Ballard was a retired factory employee. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 27, 2021, 1:00 p.m., at Mt. Pisgah Baptist...
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Nancy Ruth Atkinson Henson

August 1, 1932 - December 23, 2021

Nancy Ruth Atkinson Henson passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Choctaw County Medical Center in Ackerman, MS. Mrs. Henson was born August 1, 1932, in Choctaw County, Alabama, to William E. and Elvie(Alford) Atkinson. She was 89 years old. Mrs. Henson was a retired business owner. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, 1:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home with...
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Wendell L. Morgan

October 22, 1942 - December 10, 2021

Wendell Lamar Morgan, 79, passed away on December 10, 2021, He was born on October 22, 1942, to Annie Beatrice Morgan and Philip Young (P.Y.) Morgan, and raised in the Panhandle of rural Choctaw County. He grew up alongside his brother, Melvin Morgan, in the aisles of their family's Texaco station. It was inevitably within the Texaco that Wendell developed the knack of never meeting a stranger....
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William Anthony Odom

November 5, 1947 - December 9, 2021

William Anthony Odom passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at his residence in Ackerman, MS. Mr. Odom was born November 5, 1947, in Oktibbeha County, MS, to Author Mancil, Sr. and Mary Louise(Presley) Odom. He was 74 years old. Mr. Odom was retired from Mississippi State University as a landscaper. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral...
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Glendal Eugene Reid

April 3, 1935 - December 4, 2021

Glendal Eugene Reid, 86, of Ackerman, MS passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, at his residence in Ackerman, MS. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 7, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home, Ackerman, MS. Immediately following will be the funeral service with Bro. Jerry Lawson officiating. Interment will be at Old Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Ackerman, MS. ...
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Donald Lynn Kellum

November 9, 1954 - December 3, 2021

Donald Lynn Kellum passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, MS. Mr. Kellum was born November 9, 1954, in Oktibbeha County, MS, to James Lamar and Alma Pearl(Blanton) Kellum. He was 67 years old and an active member of Friendship Baptist Church of Sturgis, MS. Mr. Kellum was employed by Oktibbeha County and worked on the road crew. He was an active...
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Maxine Vaughan Jones

March 12, 1931 - November 29, 2021

Maxine V. Jones passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021, at her residence in Ackerman, MS. Maxine was born March 12, 1931, in Choctaw County, MS, to Joe Felix, Sr. and Beulah(McMinn) Vaughan. She was 90 years old and retired first as Food Service Supervisor for Choctaw County Medical Center and Nursing Home. Later she worked and retired as cook/cashier/operator for SuperValu Grocery & Deli. ...
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James Kenneth Long

November 18, 1937 - November 19, 2021

James Kenneth Long, age 84 of Weir, MS, passed away Friday, November 19, 2021 in Ackerman, MS. Ken was born to J.K. and Madge Long on November 18, 1937, at an army hospital in San Antonio, TX. He graduated from Morton High School in 1955 and was united in marriage to Kay Wilson on June 3, 1972. Ken worked in several different states before retiring in 1999 and moving to Brandon, MS. He...
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Brenda Wells Pearson

March 29, 1943 - November 16, 2021

Brenda Joyce (Wells) Pearson passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Choctaw County Nursing Center in Ackerman, MS. Brenda was born March 29, 1943, in Rolling Fork, MS, to Calton and Etoy(Dean) Wells. She was 78 years old and a member of Chester Baptist Church near Ackerman, MS. Before retiring, Brenda was employed by Fair Propane as Office Manager. She also worked many years as a dental...
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Fredric Moss Hollis

June 14, 1934 - November 15, 2021

Frederic (Fred) Moss Hollis passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021, at his residence in Ackerman, MS. Fred was born June 14, 1934, in Choctaw County, MS, to Eric and Rachel(Moss) Hollis. He was 87 years old and retired as a heavy machine operator. Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS, with Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman...
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Sharon L. Alexander

August 14, 1959 - November 7, 2021

Sharon Lindsey Alexander, age 62, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at her home in Starkville, MS. Sharon was born August 14, 1959, in Choctaw County, Ackerman, MS to Lindsey and Dorothy Alexander. She was a member of the Ackerman Church of God. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Visitation will be held...
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Jerry Hampton Woods

January 18, 1965 - October 28, 2021

Jerry Hampton "Hamp" Woods passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in Eupora, MS. Hamp was born January 18, 1965, in Choctaw County, MS, to Murry S. and Altha Wynell(Nell) Woods. He was 56 years old and retired from Reynolds Inline of Birmingham, AL. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at Salem Cemetery near...
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Lamar Henson

August 21, 1923 - October 22, 2021

Lamar Henson passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021, at his residence, in Ackerman, MS. Mr. Henson was born August 21, 1923, in Choctaw County, MS, to Alfred and Lou Ella(Tanksley) Henson. He was 98 years old. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 24, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman in charge of arrangements. Burial...
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Blanche Mearle Phillips Gammill

January 9, 1937 - October 16, 2021

Mearle Phillips Gammill passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021, at her residence near Weir, MS. Mearle was born January 9, 1937, in Choctaw County, MS, to Leland J. and Icey Lena(Moore) Phillips. She was 84 years old and a member of Fentress Baptist Church near Ackerman, MS. Mearle retired from Piggly Wiggly Grocery where she worked as a deli cook. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday,...
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Elsie Audelia Oswalt Miller

April 4, 1930 - October 16, 2021

Audelia Oswalt Miller passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Choctaw County Regional Medical Center, in Ackerman, MS. Audelia was born April 6, 1930, in Choctaw County, MS, to John Vernon and Lillian(Hyde) Oswalt. She was 91 years old. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman...
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Donald Elijah Sibley

November 26, 1951 - September 27, 2021

Donald Elijah Sibley passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, surrounded by family at his home in Choctaw County. Donald battled Glioblastoma (brain cancer) for 5-1/2 years. He would have been 70 years old in November. Donald retired after working over 35 years with the Mississippi Forestry Commission. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, skilled archer, and enjoyed doing taxidermy work for...
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Dewitt A. Cutts

September 17, 1935 - September 27, 2021

Dewitt A. Cutts passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, at his residence near Weir, MS. Dewitt was born September 17, 1935, in Choctaw County, MS, to Henry Hilyard and Gertrude Cutts. He was 86 years old and a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near Weir, MS. Dewitt was a retired minister. Dewitt spent most of his youth on his family's farm in Weir. After graduating from French Camp Academy...
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Janice Wells Hollingsworth

June 24, 1950 - September 25, 2021

Janice (Wells) Hollingsworth passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Choctaw County Regional Medical Center, in Ackerman, MS. Janice was born June 24, 1950, in Choctaw County, MS, to Calton O. and Etoy(Dean) Wells. She was 71 years old and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Decatur, MS. Janice loved life and loved helping others. Until health problems began to plague her active...
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Aubury Therrel Higgins

June 17, 1945 - September 19, 2021

Aubury Therrel Higgins passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021, at his residence in Weir, MS. Therrel was born June 17, 1945, in Weir, MS, to Horace and Odie Mae(Wills) Higgins. He was 76 years old and a member of New Zion Baptist Church near Weir, MS. Therrel's occupation was farming and truck driving. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Airy...
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Willie Faye Box

February 24, 1941 - September 18, 2021

Willie Faye (Richards) Box passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Brooklyn Hall Personal Care Home, in Mathiston, MS. Faye was born February 24, 1941, in Choctaw County, MS, to Robert and Ada Ruth(Jones) Richards. She was 80 years old and a member of Chester Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 12:00 noon, at Chester Baptist Church near...
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Terry Dean Franks, Sr.

December 21, 1958 - September 15, 2021

Terry Dean Franks, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in, Tupelo, MS. Terry was born December 21, 1958, in Vardaman, MS, to J.D. and Margaret(Sullivan) Franks. He was 62 years old and a member of Friendship Baptist Church near Sturgis, MS. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at Friendship Baptist Church...
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Charles Wayne King

June 28, 1935 - September 11, 2021

Charles Wayne King, age 86, of Weir, MS, died Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Diversacare Nursing Home in Eupora, MS. He was born June 28, 1935, to the late Hessie and Floyd King. He was a member of New Haven Baptist Church near Weir, MS. Wayne had a work ethic like none other. He always held down a couple of jobs at one time. After graduating from Weir High School, Wayne moved to...
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Paul Wayne "Poss" Henson

February 24, 1939 - September 9, 2021

Paul Wayne "Poss" Henson passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at his residence in Weir, MS. Mr. Henson was born February 24, 1939, in Choctaw County, MS, to George W. and Lexie(Bright) Henson. He was 82 years old and a member of New Haven Baptist Church near Weir, MS. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at New Haven Baptist Church with Coleman...
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William Eugene Reid

October 9, 1950 - September 6, 2021

William Eugene Reid passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021, at his residence in Ackerman, MS. Eugene was born October 9, 1950, in Choctaw County, MS, to Halbert Theron and Marie(Dunn) Reid. He was 70 years old and a member of Chester Baptist Church in Chester, MS. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 12:00 p.m., at Chester Baptist Church with Coleman Funeral Home...
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Christina Lyn McDaniel

June 28, 1968 - September 2, 2021

Christina McDaniel, 53, daughter of Thomas and Betty Hazlett, wife of Christopher McDaniel, mother of Morgan and Megan McDaniel, passed away as the result of a year-long battle of stage IV carcinosarcoma on September 2, 2021 at her home in Chillicothe, Illinois. Christina was born on June 28, 1968 in Wauseon, Ohio. She spent her childhood in Ohio before moving to Kosciusko, Mississippi, where...
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Marsha Busby Ellington

May 17, 1956 - August 25, 2021

Marsha Busby Ellington passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. Marsha was born May 17, 1956, in Starkville, MS, to Jimmy Steve and Juanita "Nita" Ford Busby. She was 65 years old and a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Reform, MS. Memorial graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., at Antioch...
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Wayne Lee Stockman

September 8, 1966 - August 23, 2021

Wayne Lee Stockman, 54, passed away Monday, August 23, 2021, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS. He was born September 8, 1966, in Columbus, MS to Charlie Sr. and Lillian (Atkins) Stockman. Wayne was a former floor installer. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he loved spending time riding his Harley, woodworking, and with his grandchildren. Memorial Funeral Services will...
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Frederick Edward "Buddy" Vowell

November 13, 1939 - August 16, 2021

Frederick Edward "Buddy" Vowell, a retired pipeliner of over fifty years, passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021, at his residence near Ackerman, MS. Buddy was born November 13, 1939, in Choctaw County, MS, to Earl and Maude Saxon Vowell. He was 81 years old, a veteran of the United States Army, and a member of Wood Springs Baptist Church near Eupora, MS. Funeral services will be held on...
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Alesia Gail "Lisa" Channell

April 21, 1962 - August 13, 2021

Alesia "Lisa" Gail Channell, passed away on Friday, August 13, 2021, at Anderson Medical Center in Meridian, MS. Lisa was born April 21, 1962, in Neshoba County, MS, to Jimmy Stroud and Mary Akins Sullivan. She was 59 years old. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church...
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Bobby Hue Prewitt

February 9, 1935 - August 9, 2021

Bobby Hue Prewitt passed away Monday, August 9, 2021, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. Bobby was born February 9, 1935, in Choctaw County, MS. He was 86 years old. Bobby worked in several positions throughout the years. He owned and operated Choctaw Butane, served as Choctaw County Chancery Clerk, and eventually retired with the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Bobby was a very...
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Johnny Dalton Tullos

March 9, 1937 - August 3, 2021

Johnny Dalton Tullos passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at the Mississippi Veteran's Home in Oxford, MS. He was born on March 9, 1937, in Choctaw County and was 84 years old. Johnny was a lifelong resident of Choctaw County and felt there was not a better place to live. He was a member of Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church and had deep roots in Salem United Methodist Church where his...
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Terry Wayne Warren

November 10, 1947 - July 31, 2021

Terry Wayne Warren passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at VA Home in Kosciusko, MS. Terry was born November 10, 1947, in Mobile, AL, to Jack P. and Frances(Walker) Warren. He was 73 years old. Terry was a retired Air Force veteran. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021, 11:30 a.m., at Bethsalem Presbyterian Church near Ackerman, MS. Visitation will be held at Coleman...
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Charles N. Peay, Jr.

February 2, 1930 - July 29, 2021

Charles N. Peay, Jr., of Ackerman, MS, passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 28, 2021, at Kosciusko, MS, VA Home. He was born February 2, 1930, to Charles, Sr., and Trannie Ozelle(Whitlock) Peay. He was 91 years old. Mr. Peay was a wonderful father, patriot, war hero, and God-fearing Christian. He was born in Cottonplant, MS, but lived many years in Alabama and Michigan. He was a Korean...
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Karen Chamberlain Orr

August 9, 1944 - July 23, 2021

Karen Sue(Chamberlain) Orr passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021, at her residence in Ackerman, MS. She was born on August 9, 1944, in Chicago, IL, and was 76 years old. Karen was a special lady in this community and deeply loved by her family, friends, and church family. She was a devoted member at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church and always supported the church faithfully. Her We Care...
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James Wilbur Maness

August 7, 1967 - July 14, 2021

Wilbur Maness passed away at his home on July 15, 2021. He was born August 7, 1967, and lived his entire life in Ackerman, MS. He is survived by his mother, Sybil Maness of Ackerman, his daughter Jennifer Sims of Sturgis, his significant other, Cindy Weeks of Ackerman, and 2 sisters, Ann Reese of Woodland, and Vickie Barksdale of Senatobia. Wilbur leaves 2 grandchildren, Alex Rich and Emilee...
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Thomas William Jones

November 12, 1937 - July 10, 2021

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas William Jones, 83, of Choctaw County, will be held at Antioch Community Church in Reform, Monday, July 12, 2021. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with funeral service immediately following. Rev. Bill Hutto and Bro. Maury Jones will be officiating with interment in the church cemetery. A native of Choctaw County, Mr. Jones was born November 12, 1937...
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Becky Lynn Carr

June 25, 1966 - June 26, 2021

Lynn Carr passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Choctaw County Medical Center in Ackerman, MS. Lynn was born June 25, 1966, in West Point, MS, to Charles Gaskin, and Shirley(Jones) Groceman. Services will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Jerry Lawson and Rev. Ralph Cain officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Baptist...
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William F. " Billy" Coleman, Jr.

August 6, 1946 - June 25, 2021

William F. "Billy" Coleman passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, MS. Billy was born August 6, 1946, in Louisville, MS, to William F. Sr., and Dora Onelle(Bagwell) Coleman. Private family graveside services and burial will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 1:00 p.m., at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman, MS. A short visitation for family will be held prior...
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Charles Edward Harris

December 31, 1947 - June 21, 2021

Charles Edward Harris, 73, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Charles was born December 31, 1947, in Choctaw County, MS, to Edward Thomas and Ioma(Keen) Harris. His occupation was farming. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Weir, MS. Burial will follow at Mt. Moriah...
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Lillie Mae Walker

June 18, 1947 - June 17, 2021


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Sarah T. Stephenson

August 16, 1935 - June 9, 2021

Sarah T. Stephenson, 85, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Choctaw County Nursing Center in Ackerman, MS. Sarah was born August 16, 1935, in Calhoun County, MS, to Fate and Minnie(Clark) Taylor. She was a retired business owner in Ackerman, MS. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at Ackerman Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Enon Cemetery in...
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Joseph Craig Campbell

October 25, 1963 - June 5, 2021

Joseph Craig Campbell, 57, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Montgomery County, MS. Craig was born October 25, 1963, in Choctaw County, MS, to Albert Leon and Betty(Simpson) Campbell. He was employed by Choctaw County as a Beat 3 maintenance employee. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at New Haven Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the New Haven...
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Carol Yvonne Robinson

March 15, 1946 - May 20, 2021

Carol Yvonne Robinson, 75, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Neshoba General Nursing Home, in Philadelphia, MS. Carol was born March 15, 1946, in Choctaw County, MS, to Royce and Pernell(Collins) Swindle. She was a wife and homemaker. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 3:00 p.m., at South Union Methodist Arbor. Burial will follow in the South Union Cemetery. ...
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Kimberly Renee Starnes Navas

January 1, 1991 - May 17, 2021

Kimberly Renee(Starnes)Navas of Sturgis,MS, passed away Monday, May 17, 2021, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, MS. Kimberly was born January 1, 1991, in Oktibbeha County, MS, to Alan Starnes and Lori(Baswell) Hickman. She was 30 years old, and was a homemaker. Funereal services will be held on Monday, May 24, 2021, 1:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Rev....
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Rusty Dendy

September 8, 1952 - May 17, 2021

Rusty Dendy, 68, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021, at his residence, in Ackerman, MS. Rusty was born September 8, 1952, in Ackerman, MS, to Ruston and Ruby Dendy. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Rusty is survived by 3 brothers, Dusty(Marie) Dendy of Ackerman, MS, Anthony(Alice) Dendy of Florida, and Ricky(Kay) Dendy of Ackerman, MS; 1 sister, Teresia(Johnny) Murphy...
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Wade Dillard Henson

May 23, 1937 - May 4, 2021

Wade D. Henson, 83, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at St. Dominic Hospital, in Jackson, MS. Mr. Henson was born May 23, 1937, in Choctaw County, MS, to Telmon and Ruby (McHan) Henson. He was an educator and coach for 10 years, and a retired business owner for 50 years. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with Rev....
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Bobby Joe Barrentine

December 31, 1944 - May 2, 2021

Bobby Joe Barrentine, 76, of Ackerman, died May 2, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. Mr. Barrentine was a longtime educator in the Festus R-6 School District in Missouri and an assistant principal with the Louisville School System in Mississippi. He was a deacon and member of Chester Baptist Church; a member of the Festus-Crystal City Lions Club, and a member of the Shekinah...
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Glenda Jane Cook

February 21, 1942 - April 13, 2021

Glenda Jane Cook, 79, passed away on Tuesday April 13, 2021 while in the hospital in Memphis, TN. She was born on February 21, 1942 in the Simpson Community outside of Weir, MS in Choctaw County, MS to Milton Dean and Avonell (Hall) Dean. She was the third of their five children. She was a graduate of Weir High School and Holmes Junior College. She was employed for five years with the...
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John W. Robinson

March 29, 1957 - April 6, 2021

John W. Robinson of Ackerman, MS, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, MS. John was born March 29, 1957, in Hood River, OR, to Cloyd and Clara Mae(Cagle) Robinson. He was 64 years old, and was an auto parts store manager. Memorial services will be held at a later date. John is survived by his mother, Clara Mae(Cagle)Robinson of Ackerman, MS; 2...
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Debra T. Martin

July 7, 1958 - April 4, 2021

Debra T. Martin, 62, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at her residence, in Ackerman, MS. She was born July 7, 1958, in Hollywood, FL, to Larry B. Turner and Barbara Jean(Davis) Bruce. Debra was employed as an Office Manager. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Danny Irvin officiating. Burial will follow...
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Charles D. "Smokey" Oswalt, Sr.

May 29, 1931 - March 31, 2021

Charles D. "Smokey" Oswalt, Sr. of Ackerman, MS, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Oswalt was born May 29, 1931, in Choctaw County, MS, to Dutch Dorris and Irene(Conwill) Oswalt. He was 89 years old, and was a retired manager of 4-County Electric Power Association. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian...
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Jason E. Reedy

March 11, 1973 - March 29, 2021

Jason E. Reedy, 48, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Golden Triangle Hospital, in Columbus, MS. He was born March 11, 1973, in Tupelo, Mississippi, to Earnest Earl and Mae Frances(Ellington) Reedy. He was self employed. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Moultrie Lacey officiating. ...
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Edna Rhodes Winkler

February 4, 1923 - March 19, 2021

Edna Earl(Rhodes) Winkler, 98, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021, at her residence, in McCool, MS. She was born February 4, 1923, in Choctaw County, Mississippi, to Luther and Hallie(Bowie) Rhodes. She was a retired Civil Service employee. Memorial services will be held at a later date from Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. Mrs. Winkler is survived by 4 nieces, Diane...
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Elsie L Bruce

May 19, 1930 - March 15, 2021

Elsie L. Bruce of Ackerman, MS, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021, at the Choctaw County Nursing Center in Ackerman, MS. Elsie was born May 19, 1930, in Choctaw County, MS, to Carl and Clara(Blaine) Bruce. She was 90 years old, and was a retired dental assistant/hygenist. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021, 1:00 p.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. ...
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Doyle Nowell

August 5, 1945 - March 4, 2021


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Ouida A. Loper

July 22, 1939 - February 27, 2021

Ouida A.(Richardson) Loper, 81, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. She was born July 22, 1939, in Frankville, AL, to Simon W. and Lottie M.(Anderson) Richardson. She was a retired Hospital Administrator for Choctaw County Hospital and Choctaw County Nursing Home. Services will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 11AM, at Ackerman...
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Larry Lloyd McIntire

January 20, 1939 - February 26, 2021

Larry Lloyd McIntire "Papaw L" passed away Friday, February 26, 2021, at his home surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was 82 years old. Larry was born on January 20, 1939, in Chester, Mississippi to the late Oscar Lloyd "O.L." and Azalee McIntire. Larry grew up in Weir, Mississippi and attended Weir High School. He was a graduate of Weir High School Class of 1957. He loved...
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Helen Rebecca Gallop

April 27, 1948 - February 25, 2021

Helen Rebecca Gallop, 72, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at her residence, in Ackerman, MS. She was born April 27, 1948, in West Point, Mississippi, to Gilbert and Willene(Ray) Gilbert. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Ms. Gallop is survived by 1 sister, Judy(Wade) Blaine of Ackerman, MS. She was preceded in death by...
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Marcia P. Davis Collins

February 21, 1949 - February 25, 2021

Marcia P. Collins, 72, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in Tupelo, MS. She was born February 21, 1949, in Ackerman, Mississippi, to C.A. and Roxie(Woods) Davis. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2021, 2:00 P.M., at Old Lebanon Presbyterian Cemetery with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of...
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Jimmy Glenn Sanders

December 5, 1944 - February 20, 2021

Jimmy Glenn Sanders of Starkville, MS, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, MS. Jimmy was born December 5, 1944, in Birmingham, AL, to C.J. and Geneva(Buckner) Sanders. He was 76 years old, and was a retired Lieutenant with the Memphis, TN Fire Department. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021, 1:30 P.M. at Pleasant...
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Alvin D. "Al" Montgomery, Sr.

July 19, 1935 - February 19, 2021

Alvin Delay "Al" Montgomery, Sr. of Weir passed away in the Choctaw County Medical Center on February 19, 2021. He was 85 years old. Al was born July 29, 1935 in Ackerman, Mississippi to Hilry "Buddy" and Esther Watson Montgomery of Ackerman. He was a 1955 graduate of Ackerman High School, and a veteran of both the Mississippi and South Carolina National Guard. Al married the love of his...
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Nicky D. Power

December 21, 1959 - February 17, 2021

Nicky Dale Power, 61, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle, in Columbus, MS. He was born December 21, 1959, in Ackerman, Mississippi, to James Homer and Iva Jean(Ming)Power. Nicky was an Electrical Estimator. Memorial services will be announced and held at a later date. Nicky is survived by his wife Ann(Lee)Power; 2 sons, Roy(Angie...
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Zane Vanlandingham

June 17, 1941 - February 12, 2021

Zane Vanlandingham, 79, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021, at his residence, in Ackerman, MS. He was born June 17, 1941, in Ackerman, Mississippi, to Emmitt Grady and Delcie (Fulgham) Vanlandingham. Zane was a retired, self-employed appliance repairman. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021, 2:00 P.M., at Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery. Coleman Funeral...
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Bobby E Burdine

September 18, 1953 - February 10, 2021

​Bobby E. Burdine, 67, of Ackerman, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Specialty Hospital in Meridian, MS due to complications of Covid-19. Bobby was born September 18, 1953 in Choctaw County, MS and was the son of Henry Burdine and Estelle (Wells) Burdine Lollar. On October 10, 2000, he married Jeanith White Burdine. Bobby lived his whole life in Choctaw County. He graduated from...
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Max Wayne Vickers

April 6, 1931 - February 6, 2021

Max Vickers passed Saturday, February 6th. A resident of Sturgis, MS. He was born in Morgantown April 6, 1931. Born to Moody and Annie Lois Vickers. He served his country in the army fifth division as a Sgt machine gunner from 1951-1952 during the Korean War. He received the purple heart medal in addition to many other medals upon discharge. In 1955, he married Joyce Clark from Louisville, MS....
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James Carl Wise

December 15, 1924 - January 17, 2021

James Carl Wise of Chesterfield, MO, formerly of Ackerman, MS, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, MO. Mr. Wise was born December 15, 1924, in Choctaw County, MS, to Gary G. and Mary(Ballard) Wise. He was 96 years old, and retired from General Motors Corporation. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021, 10:00 A.M. at Enon...
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Tabatha Henning McKay

April 9, 1990 - January 9, 2021

Tabatha Henning McKay of Weir, MS, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021, near French Camp, MS. Tabatha was born April 9, 1990, in Starkville, MS, to Doug Henning and Sandra Whysall. She was 30 years old, and was a mom and homemaker. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 1:00 P.M. at Crepe Creek Baptist Cemetery in Stewart, MS. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of...
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Margaret C. McClain

November 10, 1952 - January 9, 2021

Margaret C. McClain passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021, at her residence, in Mathiston, MS. She was born November 10, 1952, in Mississippi, to Lois Edward and Inez(Pinion) Jones. She was 68 years old and a homemaker. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021, 12:00 P.M., at Blythe Creek Baptist Church cemetery, with Sister Linda Dempsey officiating. Coleman Funeral...
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James Lloyd Edwards

October 20, 1954 - January 8, 2021

Lloyd Edwards, 66, of West Memphis, Arkansas passed peacefully at his home on January 8, 2021. Lloyd was born in Louisville, MS on October 20, 1954 where he lived a wonderful childhood surrounded by loving family and friends. He began his 40 year career in Ackerman with Trinity Industries where he developed his strong work ethic in which he proudly passed on to his children. Lloyd married his...
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Mildred B. Martin

November 29, 1933 - January 6, 2021

Mildred B. Martin passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at her daughter's residence, in Weir, MS. She was born November 29, 1933, in Choctaw County, MS, to Henry C. and Clara Mae(Miller) Miller. She was 87 years old and a homemaker. Private family services will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021, 2:00 P.M., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman,...
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Johnny B. Liddell

April 20, 1937 - January 4, 2021

Johnny B. Liddell passed away Monday, January 4, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in Eupora, MS. He was born April 20, 1937, in Choctaw County, MS, to J.L. and Lena(Edwards) Liddell. He was 83 years old and a retired construction worker. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021, 11:00 A.M., at Chester Baptist Cemetery in Chester, MS, with Coleman Funeral Home of...
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Geraldine C. McKee

September 8, 1929 - January 2, 2021

Geraldine C. McKee of Sturgis, MS, passed away Monday, January 2, 2021, at Oktibbeha County Hospital, in Starkville, MS. Mrs. McKee was born September 8, 1929, in Hymera, IN, to Earl Scott and Bernice(Johnson) Clark. She was 91 years old. Mrs. McKee was a wife and homemaker. Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 4, 2020, 2:00 P.M., at Wake Forest Cemetery in Sturgis, MS. ...
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Garvis Lamar Blaine

April 11, 1935 - December 31, 2020

Garvis Lamar Blaine of Ackerman, MS, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Diversicare, in Eupora, MS. Mr. Blaine was born April 11, 1935, in Choctaw County, MS, to Benny Garvis and Opal(Turner) Blaine. He was 85 years old. Mr. Blaine was retired from the U.S. Air Force. Memorial funeral services will be held 2PM Saturday January 16, 2020 at Concord Baptist Church near Ackerman, MS. ...
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Calton Eugene Upchurch

February 11, 1961 - December 31, 2020

Calton Eugene Upchurch passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Desoto Baptist Hospital, in Southaven, MS. He was born February 11, 1961, in Memphis, TN, to Calton Upchurch, Sr., and Barbara Ann(Hawkins) Robinson. Calton was 59 years old. He was a retired truck driver. Memorial funeral services will be Saturday January 9, 2021 at 10AM at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS.. Calton...
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Nancy Carolyn (Adams) Middlebrooks

October 24, 1925 - December 30, 2020

Nancy Carolyn Middlebrooks passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at her residence, in Meridian, MS. She was born October 24, 1925, in Sturgis, MS, to Robert L. Sr., and Zorada(Ivey) Adams. She was 95 years old and a homemaker. Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 4, 2021, 10:00 A.M., at Wake Forest Cemetery in Sturgis, MS. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of all...
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