Area Obituaries

THOMAS DANIEL ASHLEY, JR.

Thomas Daniel Ashley, Jr., “Tommy”, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the age of 75. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Helen Ashley. Tommy is survived by his wife of 54 years Charleen Ables Ashley; his daughter Beth Ashley; his son Daniel and Krystal Ashley; his granddaughters, Heather Ashley…

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SARA BARRETT HARVEY ROBERTS

Sara Barrett Harvey Roberts of Ridgeland, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020, surrounded by family. Sara was born on March 31, 1978. She is survived by her husband, Patrick Roberts, and her beautiful daughter, Margaret Montgomery, age 8. She is the daughter of Sally Barrett Williamson (deceased) and Rusty Williamson of Lexington and Bill Harvey…

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THOMAS DANIEL MITCHELL

Thomas Daniel Mitchell, better known as Tommy Mitchell, 60 years of age, passed away on Monday morning September 14, 2020, at UMMC Hospital in Jackson, MS. Tommy was born July 19, 1960, in Lexington, MS, to Janet Swinney Martin and the late Jimmy Mitchell. He was the oldest of two children. Tommy was educated at…

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WILLIAM CALVIN FERGUSON, SR.

William Calvin Ferguson, Sr. was born on September 13, 1931 in Durant, Mississippi and died Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at home with his family in Birmingham, AL. He was born to Max Dewitt and Lucille Elizabeth Ferguson. He attended and graduated from Durant City schools, Holmes County Junior College and Mississippi State University, served in…

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TERESSIO HAYMON

Teressio Haymon, 27, of Goodman, passed on September 12, 2020. Graveside services will be held at Salem Church Cemetery off Ebenezer Road on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. at 300 West Madison St. in Durant. Services are entrusted to…

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MAE JESSIE POWELL NEWMAN

Before her ending, there was a beginning. Mae Jessie Powell Newman was born on October 9, 1931 in Benton, Mississippi to the parents of the late James and Ella Mae Powell. She was the fourth child of thirteen sisters and brothers. Mae accepted Christ as Lord and Savior at an early age at Antioch Missionary…

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RUTH LOUISE WHITE MEEKS

Ruth Meek passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at the age of 94. She had been residing in Olive Branch, MS for the past ten years, after being a life long resident of Holmes County, Mississippi. Ruth is survived by her sons, Lee Meek (Diane) and Barry Meek (Judy), all of Oxford, MS and Greg…

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OPAL LULELL HALL GINN

Opal Lulell Hall Ginn was born October 11, 1921 in Itawamba, MS to Lowis Owen Hall, who died when she was three years old, and Ruby Melburtie Pounders Hall.  Opal died peacefully on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at The Orchard’s Rose Garden in Ridgeland, MS. She was preceded in death by her parents, her three…

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JAMES MOORE SHANKS

James Moore Shanks, 91, passed away at his home in Lexington, MS on Saturday Sept. 5, 2020. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and had retired from the Mississippi State Highway Department after 30 years, he worked in the Highway maintenance Department. He also served in the US Navy. James is survived…

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ELAINE DUNN

Elaine Dunn, age 89, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at her home in Lexington, MS. She was preceded in death by her parents Choice and Elsie Beckham and her husband Fred. She is survived by her children, Mike Dunn, Pat Dunn (Jeanne) and Carol Roark (Al). She also leaves…

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