Obituaries

Mary E. Thigpen Howard

Mary E. Thigpen Howard, 66, of Crystal Springs, passed away Sept. 24, 2020. A funeral service was held Oct. 3 at St. Mary United Methodist Church in Crystal Springs, with Walk of Faith Ministries Co-pastor Loretha Hall officiating. Interment followed at Little Rock Church Cemetery. C.J. Williams Mortuary handled arrangements. Mrs. Howard was born April…

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Dorothy Nell Rhymes Jenkins

Dorothy Nell Rhymes Jenkins, 75, passed away Oct. 17, 2020. A funeral service was held Oct. 24 at New Salem M.B. Church in Hazlehurst, with Rev. Dr. Lonnie O’Quinn officiating. Interment followed at New Salem Cemetery. House of Peoples Funeral Home handled arrangements. Mrs. Jenkins was born Feb. 3, 1945, in Hazlehurst, to O.Z. Rhymes…

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Shelia Hood Puryear

Shelia Hood Puryear, 63, of Hazlehurst, passed away Oct. 17, 2020, at her home. A memorial service was held Oct. 21 at Hazlehurst United Methodist Church. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst handled arrangements. Mrs. Puryear was born on Feb. 7, 1957, in Hazlehurst, to Elizabeth and Carroll Hood. She was a member of Hazlehurst…

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Kathleen Waltman

Kathleen Waltman, 69, of Wesson, passed away Oct. 24, 2020, at her residence. Graveside services were held Oct. 26 at Sylvarena Baptist Church Cemetery. Riverwood Family handled arrangements. Mrs. Waltman was born on Sept. 12, 1951, to Robert Lee Kitchens Jr. and Mary Louise Connerly Kitchens. She was a member of Sylvarena Baptist Church and…

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Grace S. Willoughby

Grace S. Willoughby, 92, passed away on Oct. 22, 2020. A funeral service was held Oct. 26 at Natchez Trace Funeral Home Chapel in Madison, with interment following in Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Willoughby was born on Dec. 5, 1927, in Crystal Springs, to Phillip “Pink” Sykes and Ethel Sykes. After high school,…

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Everette Leon Ingle

Everette Leon Ingle, 79, of Hazlehurst, passed away Oct. 17, 2020, at his residence. A funeral service was held Oct. 20 at Unity Baptist Church, Georgetown. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Chancellor Funeral Home handled arrangements. Mr. Ingle was born in Bolton to Eva Meadows and William Leon Ingle. He grew up in Florence…

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Grace T. Scarborough

Grace T. Scarborough, 83, of Jackson, passed away Sept. 26, 2020. Funeral services were held at Lakewood Funeral Home Chapel on Sept. 28. Burial was at Lakewood Memorial Park. Lakewood Funeral Home handled arrangements. Mrs. Scarborough was born on April 24, 1937, in Crystal Springs. She was a faithful member of Parkway Baptist Church for…

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Myrna Kerr Townsend

Myrna Kerr Townsend, 82, of Crystal Springs, passed away Oct. 16, 2020, at Pine Crest Guest Home. Funeral services were h eld Oct. 20 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Brookhaven, with burial at the church cemetery. Riverwood Family handled arrangements. Mrs. Townsend was born on Aug. 20, 1938, to D. B. Kerr and Mary…

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John T. (Tommy) and Ann Walker

John T. (Tommy), 91, and Elizabeth Ann Walker, 90, of Crystal Springs, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 16, 2020. Both Tommy and Ann were active members of New Zion Baptist Church in Crystal Springs. Tommy was born to parents Thomas Erastus Walker and Allie Brown Thomas on Nov. 18, 1928, in Crystal…

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Patricia Ann Davis Keyes

Patricia Ann Davis Keyes, 69, passed away Oct. 6, 2020, at Pleasant Hill Nursing Home in Jackson. A graveside service was held Oct. 12 at Hazlehurst City Cemetery, with Rev. Martin L. Washington officiating. House of Peoples Funeral Home handled arrangements. Mrs. Keyes was born July 17, 1951, in Copiah County, to Joe Davis and…

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