Wesson Garden Club hosts “Butterbean Day Camp”

After a year of isolation and “butterbeaning” only in their imaginations, Wesson’s Youth Garden Club (The Butterbeans) kicked off summer with an exciting, action-packed day of learning and garden goodness. The Wesson Garden Club hosted the butterbeans June 17 at the Old Wesson School. WGC Vice President Denise Jackson kicked off the morning with all things Bromeliads, specifically…

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Hazlehurst banker elected president of Mississippi Young Bankers

Rebecca Barrentine, of Copiah Bank, Hazlehurst, has been elected to serve as president of Mississippi Young Bankers, a section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. Since 1950, Mississippi Young Bankers has been active in providing leadership development activities and supporting financial literacy programs of the MBA and its member banks. MYB members are involved in administering…

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Community & Religious Calendar

August 1 The Hazlehurst High School Class of 1971 will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1 at the Library. All classmates are invited to help plan for their 50th class reunion. For more information, contact Ruby Bank Davis at 601-894-2810 or 769-237-9150. Ongoing Ladies water aerobics will meet Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6-7…

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Sue M. Elkins

Sue Mullen Elkins was born Feb. 4, 1939; she took her heavenly flight on July 21, 2021. Sue was preceded in death by her mother, Christine Beasley Mullen; father, Tom Mullen; brother, Bill Mullen; sister, Bobbie Beard; brother, Jimmy Mullen; and her son, Ronald Elkins. Sue left behind five children, Thomas Elkins (Dewayne), Kelvin Elkins…

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Barbara Whitehead

Barbara Alice Whitehead, 79, of Hazlehurst, passed away July 26, 2021, at her residence. Out of an abundance of caution, the family will have a private graveside service on July 30 at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements. She was born and raised in Hazlehurst by George (Slim)…

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Kenneth M. Williams

Kenneth M. Williams, 53, passed away July 19, 2021. A funeral service was held July 24 at Antioch M.B. Church in Hazlehurst, with interment at White Bay Cemetery. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Kenneth was born Dec. 18, 1967, in Biloxi to Virginia Hartley and was raised by Early and Addie Mae Johnson. Preceding…

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Jackie L. Barnes

Jackie L. Barnes, 59, passed away July 2, 2021. A graveside service was held July 10 at Salem M.B. Church Cemetery, with Pastor Donald Minter officiating. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Jackie was born July 12, 1961, to Allen Barnes Jr. and Sarah Mae Adams in Crystal Springs. Preceding him in death were his…

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Howard Elkins

Funeral services for Howard Elkins were held July 14, 2021, at Brookhaven Funeral Home in Brookhaven, with burial following in the Strong Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Wesson. Bro. Matt Scopel officiated, with Brookhaven Funeral Home handling the arrangements. Mr. Elkins, 84, of Lumberton, passed from this life on July 11 at home. He was…

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