Area Obituaries

LARRY LEE ZOLLICOFFER

Larry Lee Zollicoffer, 72, of Durant, MS passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 of natural causes in Holmes County. A funeral service was held Saturday, March 14 at Liberty Hill AME Zion Church in Durant. Winters Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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EULALEE WADE MCGEE

Eulalee Wade McGee, 99, of Durant, MS passed away Monday, March 2, 2020 at Durant Nursing Home. A funeral service will be held at Porter & Sons’ Funeral Home in Lexington, Saturday, March 14 at 12:00 noon. Visitation will be held at Porter & Sons’ Funeral Home, Friday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m.

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LARRY HARRELL

Mr. Larry Harrell passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 at his residence in Beech Bluff, TN. Burial was at Reformation Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Carthage, MS.

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MARYE LOWE EDWARDS

Marye Lowe Edwards (95) was a lady, and a lady always knows when to take her leave. She passed peacefully away on February 29, 2020.  Ree, as she was known by all, was the second daughter of Walter and Nannie Lowe of Tchula, MS. She graduated from MSCW in Elementary Education and went on to…

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JOHN RAYFORD (JOHNNY) KILLEBREW

John Rayford (Johnny) Killebrew passed away at his home on February 20, 2020. He was 73. A native of Durant, Mississippi, he served in the National Guard for several years and worked in the railroad industry for 41 years.  He began his career in 1965 with the Illinois Central Railroad and retired in 2006 from…

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JOHN THOMAS “JAKE” BLACKBURN, JR.

John Thomas “Jake” Blackburn, Jr., 84, of Tchula, MS passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 at Lexington, Manor. He was raised in Rolling Fork, MS and lived at Thornton, MS for the past forty years. Jake was preceded in death by wife Louise; parents, John Thomas and Ruby Loper Blackburn; brothers, Bill Merchant and Norris…

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MARTHA JOYCE KEEN

Martha Joyce Keen, 70, passed away Monday, February 11, 2020 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. A funeral service was held Friday, February 14 at Calvary Baptist Church in Durant with burial in Mizpah Cemetery.

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KARL ORAN LAMAR HUNTER

Karl Oran Lamar Hunter passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, while residing at Durant Nursing Healthcare. Karl was a resident of Durant, MS for the past six years and was reared in the city of Grambling, LA.

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HENRY BRAXTON MCNEESE JR.

Henry passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of February 6, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. Henry was born September 4, 1931 to parents Henry B. McNeese and Georgia Belle West McNeese. As the second of four children, Henry spent his childhood years in El Paso, TX. Those early years were a difficult…

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MURIEL BACON

Services for Mr. Muriel Bacon will be Friday, January 31, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Porter & Sons’ Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation for Mr. Bacon will be held Thursday, January 30 from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m.

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