Obituaries

Johnnie Ray “Butch” Dear

Johnnie Ray “Butch” Dear, 74, of Monticello, passed away Nov. 25, 2020, of cardiac arrest. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10 at Bethel Baptist Church in Monticello. Butch was a Navy Vietnam veteran, band director, church worship leader, and college instructor. He was an alumnus of Hazlehurst High…

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Mary Woods Haire

Mary Clark Woods Haire, 83, of Crystal Springs, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. Mary was born on Oct. 18, 1937, and was the only child of Ambrose and Mary Linn Clark Woods. She graduated from Central High School in Jackson and attended Mississippi College,…

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Zeb Andrew Hughes

A celebration of the life of Zeb Andrew Hughes will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at The Hideaway at Reed’s Estates, 828 Pleasant Grove Dr. SE, Brookhaven. Zeb, 21, of Wesson, and his black lab, Kye, went to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 3, 2020. He…

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Heidi Nell Jackson

Heidi Nell Jackson, 47, passed away April 1, 2021, at her home in Crystal Springs. Ms. Jackson was born on March 17, 1974, in Hazlehurst to Barbara Nell Lewis Jackson and Thomas L. (Tommy) Jackson. She was a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church in Crystal Springs. A funeral service was held April 3 at…

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Patricia Gay Moore Steen

Patricia Gay Moore Steen, 75, of Hazlehurst, passed away at her residence April 2, 2021. She was born on Oct. 21, 1945, to James W. Moore and Harrett Holmes Moore. Ms. Steen was a longtime hairdresser in her community after attending college for cosmetology. She enjoyed Chinese astrology but most of all, she enjoyed spending…

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Clyde Harold Williams

Clyde Harold Williams, 77, passed away March 30, 2021. A funeral service was held April 2 at Hazlehurst Funeral Home, with Bishop Lee McLeod officiating. Mr. Williams, better known as Bucket, was born Nov. 21, 1943, to Ruth Collins Williams Jackson and Virgil Williams Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Jessie…

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Conrad Wilson “Ricky” Richardson Jr.

Conrad Wilson “Ricky” Richardson Jr., 70, of Crystal Springs, passed away April 1, 2021, at his residence. Funeral services were held April 5 at Stringer Family Chapel, with burial at Sardis Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst handled arrangements. Mr. Richardson was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He was a member of the…

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Gerald Eugene Youngblood

Gerald Eugene Youngblood, 71, passed away at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson on March 30, 2021. There will be no services at this time. Gerald was born in Copiah County on Sept. 7, 1949, to Harold Youngblood and Edith Slay. He was a lifelong resident of Crystal Springs. He was Presbyterian by faith and a…

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R.G. Brock

R.G. Brock, of Crystal Springs, passed away on March 24, 2021, at his residence. He was 93. Born Riley Gaither Brock on Oct. 31, 1927, in Dossville, he moved to Crystal Springs a few years after high school graduation. He owned and operated Brock’s Body Shop for the next 45 years until partially retiring around…

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Joe Brown Jr.

Joe Brown Jr., 45, passed away March 22, 2021, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. A graveside service was held March 25 at Pine Leaf Church, with Rev. John C. Coleman officiating. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled arrangements. Joe was born on June 10, 1975, in Jackson to Joe Brown Sr. and Lara Brown.…

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