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SARAH L. SMITH

Funeral Services for Mrs. Sarah L. Smith, 89, will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Durant M.B. Church in Durant. Interment will be Sunday, November 21 at Union Cemetery in Lawrence, MS. Arrangements are being handled by Porter & Sons’ Funeral Home.

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BETH PICKLE ENGELMANN

Beth Pickle Engelmann, 64, passed away at her home in Durant. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. There were graveside services from Brister Cemetery near Durant, MS.

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SANDRA HAMMETT BRETT

Sandra Hammett Brett, 74, of Lexington, MS, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2021, at Northside Gwinnett Hospital, in Duluth, GA. Sandra was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her family and church came first. She was actively involved in the choir at First United Methodist Church. Her main work and pleasure was always…

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BETTYE SUE SIMS

Bettye Sue Sims, 72, formerly of Lexington, MS, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at her home in Mt. Olive, MS. Bettye Sue was a medical assistant for Dr. Charles Campbell for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her parents J. B. and Minnie Lee Sims, and brother James Sims.…

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ANNETTA RUSSELL

Annetta Ruth Liebegott Russell, 81, of Vardaman, passed away on October 21, 2021, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford, MS. Mrs. Russell was born on September 4, 1940, in Duncansville, PA to James Christian Liebegott and Mildred Ressler Leonard. She was a retired liquor store owner and a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. Private family…

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DAMARIUS ROCKETT

Damarius Rockett, 27, of Goodman, MS, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021, in Holmes County. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Winters Funeral Home in Kosciusko, MS. Funeral services will be held at Durant Baptist Church in Durant on Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m.…

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DOROTHY ANN WILLIAMS

Mrs. Dorothy Ann Williams passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 9 at Saints Academy in the Deborah Mason Patterson Multi Purpose Hall in Lexington at 12:00 p.m.

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ALBERT MAURY SHURLDS, SR.

Albert Maury Shurlds, Sr., 95, passed away peacefully in his sleep at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora on September 27, 2021. Mr. Shurlds was born January 16, 1926, and was known affectionately in his native Holmes County, MS by his childhood nickname, Sugarboy. After proudly serving his country in the United States Navy during World War…

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CLARENCE EARL (BUBBA) BARTON

Clarence Earl (Bubba) Barton of Ebenezer, MS, died Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS after a lengthy illness. Bubba was born on February 13, 1947 to Earl and Zera Barton of Lexington, MS. He attended Lexington High School, Holmes Community College, and the University of Southern Mississippi, where he graduated with…

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ROBERT PATRICK (PAT) MCLELLAN

Robert Patrick (Pat) McLellan, 67, of Durant, MS passed away on September 17, 2021. Pat was born on January 26, 1954 to Marvin and Kathryn McLellan. He graduated from Durant High in 1972 and went on to get a degree in Theology. Everyone that met Pat soon enough realized that he was kindhearted and quick…

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