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JUDY COCHRAN BLEDSOE

Judy Cochran Bledsoe, 68, of Durant, passed away at her home, on Monday, February 7, 2022. Funeral services and visitation were held at First Baptist Church in Durant on Thursday, February 10. Burial was in Mizpah Cemetery in Durant.

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BETTY LOU TAYLOR MECHATTO

Betty Lou Taylor Mechatto,77, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2022 at Singing River Hospital of Gulfport surrounded by her family. She was born July 12, 1944 in Greenwood, Mississippi and raised in Tchula until her high school years when she moved to Belzoni, Mississippi. Betty’s high school years demonstrated exactly the kind of person…

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BUREN T. BATSON JR.

Buren T. Batson Jr., 89, born November 10, 1932, raised in Greenville N.C. passed peacefully at his home in Lexington, MS on February 7, 2022. Major Buren was born to Buren T. Batson and Mary McDonald Batson. Buren, known as “Ted”, attended and graduated from Greenville High School in 1951 and joined the United States…

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ROBERT LEE THOMPSON JR.

Robert Lee Thompson Jr., 77, a farmer and craftsman who lived in Holmes County for most of his life, died peacefully January 31, 2022 at Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City. Services were held on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.…

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FLOYD MALONE

Floyd Malone, 87, of Sycamore, Illinois passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Bethany Healthcare and Rehab in DeKalb. He was born in Lexington, Mississippi on August 9, 1934, to Thomas B. and Eula (Ables) Malone, Sr. He married Frances Scroggins in 1969 in Aurora. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; daughters,…

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SANDY WRIGHT

Sandy Wright started walking the streets of gold in Heaven with her Lord and Savior on January 28, 2022 after Non-COVID pneumonia took her life. She was born with Spina Bifida on August 7, 1968 and immediately rushed to Baptist hospital in Jackson. Her first surgery was the next day and the second surgery the…

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EDDIE RUTH BOATMAN

A graveside service for Eddie Ruth Boatman of Durant, formerly of Kilmichael, was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 23 at Poplar Creek Nations Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Randy Dees officiated the service. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Cummings, Delynn Cummings, Billy Ray Cummings, Clay Cummings, Chance Cummings, Allen Cummings, Brandon Amason, Carl Wayne Amason,…

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FANNIE JEWEL ABLES SIDDON

In loving memory of Fannie Jewel Ables Siddon born June 13, 1938 in Holmes County, MS and passed away peacefully at Tunica Nursing Home on Saturday, January 22, 2022. She is survived by her three sons, Dewayne Siddon (Jackie) of Chattanooga,TN, Waymond Siddon of Senatobia, MS and Harvey Siddon (Connie) of Senatobia, MS; six grandchildren,…

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SYLVIA BARTON UPCHURCH

Sylvia Barton, Upchurch affectionately known as Dat Dat to family and friends, died Thursday, January 20, 2022. Sylvia was born on May 15, 1941 to Earl and Zera Barton. She married the love of her life Walter “Buddy” Upchurch over 60 years ago and was his constant companion until 2007 at his death. She is…

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AMBER ARNOLD THORNTON

Amber Arnold Thornton, 47, died unexpectedly at her residence in Kosciusko on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Visitation was held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. at Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko. Graveside services followed at 3:00 p.m. at Mizpah Cemetery in Durant. Rev. Mark Parnell officiated. Amber was a member…

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