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Obituaries

Eugene “Brick” Cooper

Eugene “Brick” Cooper, 74, passed away July 31, 2022. A funeral service was held Aug. 10 at New Pisgah M.B. Church in Crystal Springs, with interment in the church cemetery. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Gene was born June 21, 1948, in Crystal Springs to the late Earnest Sam Cooper Sr. and Leora Douglas…

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Hattie S. Daggins

Hattie S. Daggins, 77, of Crystal Springs, passed away Aug. 3, 2022, at Copiah Living Center. A funeral service was held Aug. 13 at Century Funeral Home. Survivors include her daughters, Sophia Jackson and Denise Perryman; sisters, Mary Brantley and Shirley Smith; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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Mildred Ana Butler McKinzie

Mildred Ana Butler McKinzie, 71, passed away Aug. 4, 2022, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A funeral service was held Aug. 11 at Antioch M.B. Church in Hazlehurst. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Mildred was born March 18, 1951, in Gallman to the late Howard and Mildred Butler. Survivors include her husband,…

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Shelby Jean Claiborne Miller

Shelby Jean Claiborne Miller, 78, passed away Aug. 5, 2022. A funeral service was held Aug. 13 at Good Hope M.B. Church in Crystal Springs. C.J. Williams Mortuary Services handled the arrangements. Shelby Jean was born Dec. 10, 1943, to the late Dan Hilliard Jr. and Callie Mae Rodgers Hilliard. Survivors include her children, Michael…

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Becky Ruggles

Rebecca “Becky” Ann (Myers) Ruggles, of Wesson, passed away at her home on Aug. 8, 2022. She was 74 years young. Becky was born Aug. 11, 1947, in Georgetown to Houston Brown Myers and Marjorie Jane (Beasley) Myers. She graduated from Provine High School in Jackson, attained a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi University for Women…

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Lana Goolsby

Lana Goolsby, 90, of Crystal Springs, passed away Aug. 3, 2022. A funeral service was held Aug. 8 at Stringer Family Chapel, with burial at Old Crystal Springs Cemetery. Lana Eldridge Goolsby was born in Dekalb on April 2, 1932. She was the first of 10 children. “Lannie,” as she was affectionately called, was a…

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Shevia Jean Green

Shevia Jean Green, 81, passed away July 30, 2022. A funeral service was held Aug. 6 at Mt. Sinai Methodist Church in Hazlehurst, with interment in the church cemetery. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Shevia was born March 8, 1941, to the late Eva Mae and Excel Thedford, of Hazlehurst. Survivors include her daughters,…

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James Alonzo Jackson

James Alonzo Jackson, 70, passed away July 29, 2022. A funeral service was held Aug. 6 at Hazlehurst Funeral Home Chapel. James was born Aug. 23, 1951, to the late William T. and Willie Bell Garmon, of McComb. Survivors include his children, Trish Posey, Christopher Jackson, and Ayesha Curtis; six grandchildren; brother, Stephen Jackson; and…

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Mitchell White

Mitchell White passed away July 26, 2022. He was born July 31, 1952, in Smith County to Evon and Mary Ann White. He graduated from Hazlehurst high School in 1972 and married his high school sweetheart, Joan White, in 1973. He was a beloved member of Pine Bluff Baptist Church for 49 years. He was…

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Regina Kay Murray Williams

Regina Kay Murray Williams, 63, passed away July 29, 2022. A funeral service was held Aug. 6 at Greater Damascus Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. in Hazlehurst, with interment at Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Regina was born Aug. 10, 1958, to the late George Murray and Frances Louise Lynch Bogan…

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