JOHN LARRY “SKIPPY” ELLINGTON

John Larry “Skippy” Ellington, 68, died March 23, 2019 at his residence in Kosciusko, MS. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Southern Funeral Home in Durant. Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2019 also at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Sallis Cemetery in Sallis,…

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EVELYN BOWERS LUCAS

Evelyn Bowers Lucas, 93, formerly of Durant, MS passed away March 13, 2019, at the home of her daughter in Katy, TX. Mrs. Lucas was born on May 15, 1925. Survivors include her children, Early “Chipper” Lucas (Becky), Stephen Lucas (Patricia), Kathy Battalora (Harold), Laurie Mizell (Mike), Jonathan Lucas (Kym); nine grandchildren; one step granddaughter;…

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JOSEPH WAYNE “JOE” SPELL

Joseph Wayne “Joe” Spell died Saturday, March 23, 2019. Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Southern Funeral Home.  Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019 also at the funeral home.  Burial was in Tranquill Cemetery in Yazoo County. Joe was born December 12, 1974…

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CLIFTON EUGENE MABRY

Clifton Eugene Mabry, 86, mechanic, died March 21, 2019 in Goodman, MS.  Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Southern Funeral Home in Durant.  A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Shrock United Methodist Church in Goodman. Mr. Mabry was born January…

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HORACE LAMAR “PECK” BOUCHILLON

Horace Lamar “Peck” Bouchillon, 93, died Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Visitation was held from 12 noon until service time at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the West Methodist Church.  Burial was in the West City Cemetery. Mr. Bouchillon was a 1943 graduate of West…

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MISSIONARY EDNA L. BATES

On Friday, March 15, 2019, Missionary Edna L. Bates transitioned to be with the Lord at 7:00 a.m. She was the wife of the late John E. Bates, Sr., and was the mother of eight children. Mrs. Bates became a longtime employee of Holmes County School District, where she worked in Food Services and with…

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WILLIE C. (DUDE) WILLIAMS

Willie C. (Dude) Williams, 97, of Lexington, MS passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Lexington Manor. A funeral service will be held at Mt. Moriah M.B. Church in Lexington on Saturday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will…

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VIRGIE RUTH HAMMETT MURTAGH

Virgie RutVirgie Ruth Hammett Murtagh of Pickens went to her heavenly home on Thursday, March 14, 2019. She died at Baptist Hospital in Jackson after a short illness. Ruth was born on December 7, 1939, to Dolph and Virgie Hammett of Lexington. Ruth graduated from Lexington High School in 1958. After graduation, she was employed…

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EDWARD EARL COBB

Edward Earl “Ed” Cobb, 68, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at his home in West, MS. Visitation was held at 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Southern Funeral Home in Lexington.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington. Ed was born in Belzoni, MS to Mae Sue…

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CHARLES W. BURRELL

Charles W. Burrell, 84, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS.  Funeral services were held at Southern Funeral Home in Durant.  Burial was in Brister Cemetery in West, MS.

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