Hazlehurst Yard of the Month

First Presbyterian Church of Hazlehurst has been awarded Yard of the Month for February by the Hazlehurst Garden Club. The church grounds are well maintained and landscaped with plantings that provide year-round interest, like hollies, nandina, and various ground covers.

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Copiah County still recovering from winter storm

Many Copiah County residents were without power and water for several days last week as a result of the wintry blast that hit the area. Freezing rain, especially Wednesday night, accumulated on trees, bringing down limbs and trees on power lines and cutting power to pumps on water wells. According to Copiah County Emergency Management…

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James Boatner

James Homer “Jim” Boatner, of Crystal Springs, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 15, 2021. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Warehouse in Crystal Springs. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Crystal Springs is handling arrangements. He was a retired military veteran serving 26 years in the Navy…

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Shamekia Lashaun Bridges

Shamekia Lashaun Bridges, 21, passed away Feb. 7, 2021. A graveside service was held Feb. 13 at Pine Leaf M.B. Church in Hazlehurst, with Pastor Willie F. Mitchell officiating. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled arrangements. Shamekia was born March 11, 1999, in Hazlehurst to Adam and Jessica Bridges. Preceding her in death were her grandfather, Ricky…

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Joel E. Haire

Rev. Joel E. Haire, 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Feb. 11, 2021. Joel was born on Sept. 24, 1934, in Lafayette Springs. He was the only son of Rev. L.F. Haire and Mrs. Addie Belle Haire. He accepted Christ as his Savior when he was seven years old.…

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Jerry Ray Hall

Jerry Ray Hall, of Wesson, passed away Feb. 17, 2021. A graveside service was held Feb. 22 at Springhill Pentecostal Church Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel Emmitt Hall and Mary Myrtis Cleary Hall; grandson, Colby Duane Porter; and brother, David Wayne Hall. He is survived by his wife, Donis P.…

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Clara Ann Moore

Clara Ann Moore, 72, of Crystal Springs, passed away Feb. 20, 2021, at her home. Services were held Feb. 23 at Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church, with burial at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Crystal Springs handled arrangements. Mrs. Moore was a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church, where she sang in the…

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Frank James “Buster” Pickering

Frank James “Buster” Pickering, a lifelong resident of Hazlehurst, died peacefully on Feb. 14, 2021, after a long illness. Born on Sept. 17, 1942, to Frank and Tad Pickering, Buster graduated from Hazlehurst High School in 1960 and attended the University of Mississippi. He began his banking career in Jackson at First National Bank of…

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