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Obituaries

Tommy Calloway

Tommy Calloway, 79, of Hazlehurst, passed away Nov. 21, 2022, at Copiah County Medical Center. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst handled arrangements. Mr. Calloway served in the Army National Guard. He was owner and operator of Calloway’s Auto Repair for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas C. Calloway;…

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Myrtle Gordon

Myrtle I. Gordon, 94, of Crystal Springs, passed away Nov. 18, 2022, at her home. A funeral service was held Nov. 22 at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs, with burial at Carpenter Cemetery in Carpenter. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Crystal Springs handled the arrangements. Myrtle was born on Dec. 10, 1928, to…

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Michael E. Granger

Michael Ed Granger, of Hazlehurst, passed away at the age of 76 on Nov. 22, 2022. He was a man who touched the lives of many as a father, brother, husband, paw paw, uncle, and friend. He leaves behind a world that is a better place because of his life and legacy. He enjoyed what…

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John R. Smith

John Robert (Johnny) Smith, 70, of Hazlehurst, passed away Nov. 21, 2022, at Copiah County Medical Center. A funeral service was held Nov. 25 at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst, with burial at Lakewood South. Johnny was a 1970 graduate of Wingfield High School. After high school, he went to work for AT&T in…

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William G. Wright Jr.

William G. (Bill) Wright Jr., 94, died Nov. 18, 2022, at St. Catherine’s Village, Madison. A funeral service was held Nov. 25 in the chapel at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland. Interment was at the Hazlehurst Cemetery in Hazlehurst. Bill, son of William and Clara Wright, was born on April 18, 1928, in Hazlehurst. He…

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Andrew Dylan Berch

Andrew Dylan Berch, 29, of Wesson, passed away Nov. 14, 2022. A funeral service was held Nov. 17 at Strong Hope Baptist Church, with burial at Strong Hope Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst handled arrangements. Mr. Berch was a member of Strong Hope Baptist Church. He was a member of Strong Hope and…

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Chandler Michael Haynes

Chandler Michael Haynes, of Crystal Springs, passed away Nov. 9, 2022. A funeral service was held Nov. 17 at First Baptist Church, with burial at Old Crystal Springs Cemetery. He is survived by his father, Gage Haynes; mother, Chloe Cooper Haynes; brother, Maddox Haynes; paternal grandparents, Glenn and Dana Haynes; maternal grandparents, Michael and Angela…

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Linda Norman Hood

Linda Norman Hood, 63, of Hazlehurst, a loving wife, mother, and Grammy, passed away on Nov. 16, 2022, after a lengthy illness. She graduated from Copiah Academy and over the years worked in banking, retail sales, and lately as a legal receptionist. She was a member of the Hazlehurst United Methodist Church. Linda loved to…

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Carey Sim James

Carey Sim James, 75, of Hazlehurst, passed away Nov. 15, 2022, at St. Dominic Medical Center. A funeral service was held Nov. 18 at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst. Burial was at Sardis Cemetery. Mr. James was a native and lifelong resident of Copiah County. He served in the Army Reserve. Mr. James was…

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Curtis McManus

Curtis Jones McManus, 46, of Wesson, passed from this life Nov. 15, 2022. A funeral service was held Nov. 18 at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst, with burial at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Hazlehurst. Curtis was born on March 10, 1976, in Hazlehurst. He fought a lengthy illness and is now rejoicing…

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