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Obituaries

Terry Deshun Baker

Terry Deshun Baker, 27, passed away May 6, 2022. A funeral service was held May 14 at Antioch M.B. Church, with interment at Social Relief Cemetery. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Terry was born March 8, 1995, in Conyers, Ga., to Terry Alonso Baker and Sheevonice Harris Baker. Survivors include his parents; siblings, Herman…

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Robert Lee Conn

Early on the morning of May 11, 2022, Robert Lee Conn passed away peacefully from this life. He was born in Hazlehurst and spent his later years in Wesson. Robert graduated from Pearl High School and briefly attended Ole Miss before joining the Air Force. He is a Korean War veteran, having served as a…

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Paula Dominick

Paula Dominick, 65, passed away April 26, 2022. A funeral service was held May 12 at Antioch M.B. Church, with interment at Little Rock Cemetery. House of Peoples Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Paula was born June 10, 1956, in New Orleans, La., to David Joseph Sr. and Arthmease Pinkins Joseph. Preceding her in death…

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Phyllis Evette Pendleton

Phyllis Evette Pendleton, 58, passed away May 9, 2022. A funeral service was held May 16 at New Hymn M.B. Church, Pinola. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Phyllis was born Oct. 18, 1963, to Mae Agnes Sorrell and Carsie Lee Roberson. Preceding her in death were her husband, Billy Ray Pendleton; her parents; and…

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Charles Smith

Charles Smith, 90, passed away May 9, 2022. A funeral service was held May 14 at St. James M.B. Church, with interment at Hazlehurst City Cemetery. House of Peoples Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Charles was born July 27, 1931, to Robert and Lizzie Beacham Smith. Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Braden…

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Gerald Lawain Williams

Services for Gerald Lawain Williams, of Wesson, were held May 18, 2022, at Riverwood Family. Mr. Williams, 58, passed away May 16 at his home in Wesson. He was born on March 13, 1964, to the late Clifford Lee Williams and Loraine Clark. Gerald was a truck driver for 34 years, carpenter, and loved talking…

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Rose C. Belton

Rose C. Belton, 67, passed away April 24, 2022. A memorial service was held May 4 at Hazlehurst Funeral Home. Rose was born Oct. 24, 1954, to Freddie and Eugenia Coleman in Hazlehurst. Preceding her in death were her sister, Linda Faye Lee; brother, Sammy Coleman; and grandchildren, Keā€™Mari Sanjai Thigpen and JaMarious Quintrez JaQuan…

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Jerry Wayne Brister

Jerry Wayne Brister, 67, of Wesson, passed away May 2, 2022, at Copiah County Medical Center in Hazlehurst. Mr. Brister was a native of Copiah County. He built many beautiful homes throughout the county and surrounding areas. He will be remembered as a wonderful daddy, a doting papaw, brother, and friend to many. Mr. Brister…

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Hiram Fleming

Hiram L. Fleming, 84, of Crystal Springs, passed away May 6, 2022. A funeral service was held May 10 at New Zion Baptist Church, with burial at New Zion Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs handled the arrangements. Mr. Fleming was born on March 5, 1938, in Smithdale to Ervin and Hellon Fleming.…

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Michael Hutton

Our worst day, May 5, 2022, was the best day for Michael Hutton because he is now in the arms of our Savior. Michael Dewitt Hutton, also known as Mike or Hutt, passed away at the young age of 54. Mike was born Jan. 26, 1968, to Milton Dewitt and Bettye Ann Hutton. Mike graduated…

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