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Larry Bryan Barlow

Larry Bryan Barlow, 88, died Jan. 24, 2023, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Jackson. He was born in Beauregard to Albert Bryan and Virgie Lusk Barlow. He was the youngest son to brother Albert Hillery Barlow. He is survived by his daughter, Melonie Leverett, of Oakdale, Calif.; two grandsons, Randy and Travis Leverett;…

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Joy Davis

Joy Davis, 84, of Wesson, passed away Feb. 3, 2023. A funeral service was held Feb. 5 at Stringer Family Chapel, with burial at Poplar Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Davis was a high school graduate of Central High School in Jackson, then graduated from Mississippi College in Clinton with a degree in elementary education. She taught…

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Mary Nell Phillips

Mary Nell Little Phillips, of Georgetown, passed away peacefully with her husband of 76 years, Justin Phillips, by her side on the evening of Jan. 29, 2023. A funeral service was held Feb. 1 at Stringer Family Chapel, with burial at Georgetown Cemetery. She was a longtime business owner and notary. In her spare time,…

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Ella Reed

Ella Reed, 72, of Hazlehurst, passed away Jan. 30, 2023. A funeral service was held Feb. 4 at St. John Catholic Church, with burial at Gallman Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst handled the arrangements. Mrs. Reed graduated from St. Martin Catholic Church, and she loved to sing. She worked at LC Industry for…

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Donald Simmons Sr.

Donald Bryan Simmons Sr., 93, of Petal, passed away Jan. 29, 2023. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst handled arrangements. Mr. Simmons was a Hazlehurst native and was married to his high school sweetheart, Joyce Slay, for 70 years. He spent most of his professional career as an instrument man on survey crews in Mississippi…

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J.D. Broome

A graveside service for J.D. Broome was held Jan. 27, 2023, at Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Broome, 89, went to be with his Lord on Jan. 25 at his home surrounded by family. He was born Dec. 1, 1933, to James Kay Vardaman Broome and Alice Waymond Phillips Broome. Mr. Broome served his country…

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Joni Dianne Cone

Joni Dianne Cone, 62, a resident of Wesson, passed away Jan. 24, 2023. A funeral service was held Jan. 28 at Stringer Family Chapel in Hazlehurst, with burial at Zion Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Cone was preceded in death by her parents, Boyce Denver and Ann McKay James; and brother, Michael Ellis James. She is survived…

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Kirk Freeman

Arthur “Kirk” Freeman, 53, passed away Jan. 25, 2023, at his residence in Hazlehurst. He was born in Dallas, Texas, August 19, 1969, to Arthur “Buddy” Freeman and Nancy Smallwood Freeman, of Ivanhoe, Texas. He served his country in the United States Navy and was a site acquisition coordinator with Uniti Fiber. Mr. Freeman enjoyed…

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Sherman L. Nicolson

Sherman L. Nicolson, 73, of Crystal Springs, passed away Jan. 22, 2023, at Edgewood Nursing and Rehab in Byram. A funeral service was held Jan. 28 at Good Hope M.B. Church, with interment at Egypt Hill Cemetery. Century Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Survivors include his brothers, Albert Nicholson, James Nicholson, and Gregory Olsgood; and…

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