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Obituaries

Charles William Haley

Charles William Haley, 87, passed away Sept. 4, 2022. A funeral service was held Sept. 10 at St. Mary’s United Methodist Church in Crystal Springs, with interment at Little Rock Church Cemetery. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Survivors include children, Shirlon Kelly and Charles Walker; six grandchildren; sisters, Beatrice Jackson and Lillian Stevenson; and…

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Anthony Gibbs

Anthony “Sag” Gibbs, 65, passed away Aug. 10, 2022. A funeral service was held Sept. 3 at Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church in Hazlehurst. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Survivors include his children, Michael Lynch, Travis Lynch, and Sabrina Nicole Sutton; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; stepfather, David Bryant; and siblings, Chancey Williams, Larry Williams,…

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Sybil S. Smith

A graveside service for Sybil S. Smith was held Sept. 10, 2022, in the Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in Copiah County. Riverwood Family handled the arrangements. Mrs. Smith, 98, of Farmersville, Texas, passed from this life Sept. 3. She was born in McFerrin, Ark., on Oct. 5, 1923, to Virgil Lee Stevens and Mollie Bayes…

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Jeffrey Ray Strong

Jeffrey Ray Strong, 38, of Crystal Springs, passed away Sept. 5, 2022, at his residence. A funeral service was held Sept. 9 at Highland Baptist Church, with burial at Crystal Springs Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Service in Crystal Springs handled arrangements. Jeffrey loved his family, friends, hunting, fishing, and playing pool. He was a loving…

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Howard D. Thomas Jr.

Howard D. Thomas Jr., 58, passed away Aug. 27, 2022. A funeral service was held Sept. 3 at New Lillie Mae M.B. Church in Georgetown, with interment in the church cemetery. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Survivors include his daughter, Shernequal Thomas; son, Tyrell Bridges; sisters, Betty Buckley, Bronna Ruth Lackey, Joann Cunningham, Mary…

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Allen Joseph Verrett

Allen Joseph Verrett, of Wesson, passed away Sept. 6, 2022, at Copiah County Medical Center. A graveside service was held Sept. 12 at Cline Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst handled arrangements. Mr. Verrett is survived by his wife, Joe Anne Verrett; son, Joseph Verrett; and sister, Peggy.

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James (Jim) Henley Sr.

James (Jim) Williams Henley Sr., 68, passed away at his home in Hazlehurst on Aug. 30, 2022. A funeral service was held Sept. 2 at Stringer Funeral Home in Hazlehurst. Jim was born on March 15, 1954, in Washington, D.C., the second of six sons born to Harris Brand Henley Sr. and Virginia Rebecca Williams.…

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Mark Keith Moak

Mark Keith Moak, 63, passed away at his residence Aug. 28, 2022. A memorial service was held Aug. 30 at Stringer Family Chapel. Mark, a native of New Orleans, had lived in Crystal Springs for many years. He had worked for the Illinois Central Railroad, Hartman Funeral Home, and the Holman Dealership. He loved gardening,…

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George Marx Biggs Sr.

George Marx Biggs Sr., “Sonny Pop”, 96, of Flowood, went to his heavenly home on Aug. 25, 2022. A funeral service was held Aug. 29 at Stringer Family Chapel, with burial at Hazlehurst Cemetery. Mr. Biggs was a graduate of Hazlehurst High School. He received various engineering and computer courses. He was a former vice…

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Yvonne Brown Harrison

Yvonne Brown Harrison, 95, of Crystal Springs, passed away Aug. 11, 2022, at Copiah Living Center. A funeral service was held Aug. 19 at Free People M.B. Church, with burial at Community Cemetery in Crystal Springs. Century Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Survivors include a son, Prince Harrison; daughter, Linda Rayford; 12 grandchildren; and 37…

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