Obituaries

Robert Lee Edwards Sr.

Robert Lee “Tootnanny” Edwards Sr. transitioned from his earthly home to his heavenly home at the River Region Merit Health Hospital in Vicksburg on May 11, 2021. Tootnanny was born Aug. 10, 1942, to Clara and Louis Edwards. He accepted Christ at an early age, attending Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church and later moved his…

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Lena Mae Catchings Dixon

Lena Mae Catchings Dixon, 93, passed away May 29, 2021. Services were held June 5 at New Hope M.B. Church in Georgetown, with Dr. Victor Dixon officiating. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled arrangements. Lena was born on March 13, 1928, to Isaiah and Willie Mae Catchings, of Georgetown. She had 15 siblings (11 brothers and four…

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Katie Ruth Cammack

Katie Ruth Cammack, 82, of Gallman, passed away June 1, 2021. Born in Crystal Springs on July 4, 1938, Katie lived her life with all the energy and passion that one would expect from someone born on July 4th. A graduate and cheerleader of Terry High School, she married her high school sweetheart, Maurice Cammack…

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Linda Knight Callicott

Linda Knight Callicott, 65, passed away March 17, 2021. Memorial services will be held June 12 at Pine Bluff Baptist Church in the Dentville community. Mrs. Callicott was born June 22, 1955, in Hazlehurst to Sammie and Starline Knight. She loved to hunt, play softball, and watch NASCAR. She loved her sons, daughters-in-law, siblings, nieces…

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Robert Bagwell

Robert Elmo Bagwell, 89, of Hazlehurst, died May 30, 2021, in Jackson. He was born Oct. 12, 1931, near Dimmitt, Texas, to Jim and Robertha (Wood) Bagwell. He attended his early school years in the Bethel Community School until the family moved to a farm and ranch near Amistad, N.M., in 1944. There he attended…

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Booker T. Cooper II

Booker T. Cooper II, 76, of Crystal Springs, passed away May 24, 2021, at Copiah County Medical Center in Hazlehurst. A funeral service was held May 29 at Shady Grove M.B. Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Willie Mitchell officiated. Century Funeral Home handled arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Cecilia L. Cooper, of…

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G. T. (Tim) Mercier III

George Timothy (Tim) Mercier III died at home in Houston, Texas, on May 23, 2021. He was born March 15, 1947, in Baton Rouge, La., to George and Dorothy Mercier. Tim graduated from Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas. Tim pursued the same academic path as his father, graduating from the University of Texas at…

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John Gibson Singletary

John Gibson Singletary, 97, of Crystal Springs, passed away May 27, 2021, at Copiah County Medical Center in Hazlehurst. Mr. Singletary was born on Feb. 7, 1924, in Copiah County. He was a graduate of Crystal Springs Consolidated School. As a member of the Greatest Generation, Mr. Singletary served his country in the United States…

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Jerry Bailey

Jerry Bailey, 76, passed away May 17, 2021. A graveside service was held May 22 at Salem M.B. Church Cemetery in Terry. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled arrangements. Jerry was born Aug. 2, 1944, in Terry to Mary Wolfe Bailey and Robert Bailey. Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Bessie Mae; brothers, Leonard, David,…

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Chase Brewer

Chase Brewer, 47, of Crystal Springs, passed away April 27, 2021. Services were held May 22 at Harmony Baptist Church, with burial at Harmony Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs handled arrangements. Chase graduated from Union Academy in Georgetown. He was a self-taught mechanic, specializing in truck suspensions. Chase was a friend to…

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