Obituaries

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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Mary F. Kuhn

Mary F. Kuhn, 66, of Surprise, Ariz., passed away July 14,2021, in Sun City, Ariz. She was born July 30, 1954, in Crystal Springs. Mary was a medical case manager. She is survived by her husband, Larry Kuhn; her son. Ben Ramon Minter; and brother, James Minter. She was preceded in death by sisters, Florene…

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Bobbye Rae Moore

Bobbye Rae Moore, 77, of Crystal Springs, passed away July 18, 2021, at Diversicare of Brookhaven. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Thursday, July 22 at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stringer Family Chapel, with burial at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs…

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Sharon Lynn Barnes Coley

Sharon Lynn Barnes Coley, 60, passed away June 21, 2021. A graveside service was held June 30 at Hazlehurst City Cemetery, with Rev. J.R. Williams officiating. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Sharon was born Feb. 8, 1961, in Hazlehurst to Daisy Ruth Banks and Joe Barnes. Preceding her in death were her parents; and…

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Archie Lee Dixon

Archie Lee Dixon, 74, passed away June 28, 2021. A funeral service was held July 3 at Hazlehurst Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Maurice Kendrick officiating. Archie was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Clinton to Pete and Mayella Dixon. Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Martasha Dixon; and one sister. Survivors include his…

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Terry Wayne Gandy

A funeral service for Terry Wayne Gandy was held July 10, 2021, at Poplar Springs Baptist Church, with interment in the church cemetery. Riverwood Family handled arrangements. Mr. Gandy, 66, of Hazlehurst, died July 7 at his residence. He was born June 1, 1955, to Wayne Clarence Gandy and Bobby Jean Jones Gandy. He retired…

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