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Area Obituaries

HOMER GADDY “GEBE” TERRY, JR.

On January 12, 2022, Earth lost a witty and charismatic soul, whose antics entertained a host of relatives and friends for decades. Homer Gaddy Terry, Jr., age 71, or “Gebe” as everyone knew him, succumbed at home to a relatively short recurrence of cancer. He was born on May 27, 1950, in Lexington, MS, to…

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ROBERT SHANNON “SCOOTER” FOX

Robert Shannon “Scooter” Fox, 47, of Sallis passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at his residence. Visitation was held 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2022 at Harvest Point Baptist Church, Kosciusko MS. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. at Harvest Point Baptist Church. Burial followed at Mizpah Cemetery in Durant, MS.…

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PAMALA ANN FOX

Pamala Ann Fox, 47, of Sallis passed way Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at her residence. Visitation was held at 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 17, 2022, at Harvest Point Baptist Church, Kosciusko MS. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. at Harvest Point Baptist Church. Burial followed at Mizpah Cemetery in Durant, MS.…

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BETTY LOU PORTER CRISWELL

Betty Lou Porter Criswell, 85, of Pickens passed away at her home on Friday, January 7, 2022. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Newell and Alice Love Porter, her husband John Franklin Criswell and her sister Margaret Campbell. She was a member of the Pickens United Methodist Church. Betty is survived by her…

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CLYDE MEEKS

Clyde Meeks, the son of Jannie Meeks and Floyd Meeks who preceded him in death, was born June 21, 1961, in Lexington, MS He graduated from Lexington Attendance Center and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he received an honorable discharge. He departed this life on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at 6:16 p.m.…

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WILLIAM ALBERT BROCK, SR.

William Albert Brock, Sr., 85, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. surrounded by his family. Bill, who was also called Billy or BB by family and friends, was born on May 29, 1936, to William Daniel and Eloise Mason Brock of West, Mississippi. After graduating High School, Bill attended Holmes Community…

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DONA KAYE PIERCE COTTEN

Dona Kaye Pierce Cotten was born on May 24, 1944, in Lexington, MS. Growing up in a rural, agrarian- centered area, the overwhelming tendency of young women was to settle in the area as homemakers. Dona, however, was ahead of her time. She understood the importance of education, and she embarked on an academic journey…

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STEVEN LANE UPCHURCH

Steve Upchurch passed awayon Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Castlewood Place in Brandon, MS. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Culpepper Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Sallis. Visitation was held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Culpepper Funeral Home. Steve…

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THELMA OLIVIA TYSON MCBRIDE MARTIN

Thelma Olivia Tyson McBride Martin, 98, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, December 27, 2021 at her residence in D’Iberville, MS. Thelma was an active member of Beulah Baptist Church, Lexington, MS. Along with the love of her family, her hobbies were working in her flower and vegetable gardens. Thelma is survived…

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BETTY BYRD

On December 24, 2021 with her family present, Betty Byrd, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior. Betty was born on January 12, 1941 in Bentonia, MS to EC and Bobbie Pettus.  After graduating from Tchula High School, she attended Holmes Junior College. She married the love of her life, Donald Byrd, on…

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