Area Obituaries

JOHN DAVID WYNNE

John “David” Wynne, 59 years of age, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. David was born February 4, 1960 in Lexington, Mississippi and remained a resident of Holmes County throughout his life. David attended elementary school at Four County Academy in Pickens, Mississippi and high school at Central Holmes Academy in Lexington, Mississippi. He…

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MICHAEL MARTIN

Michael Martin, 44, passed away at his mother’s home in Yazoo City on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 19 at Beulah Baptist Church in Lexington with burial in the church cemetery. Southern Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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WILLIAM RICHARD “W.R.” MARTIN

On January 16, 2020, William Richard “W.R.” Martin left his friends and family to meet his Lord and Savior. If you are wondering if you ever met him, then you obviously didn’t, or you wouldn’t have forgotten him. He was a man who could tell stories that held everyone spellbound. He published his first and…

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CHARLES UNGER “CHARLIE” DONALD

Charles Unger “Charlie” Donald, 89, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020, after a gradual decline in his health.  Visitation was held Sunday, January 12 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home in Lexington and Monday, January 13 at 1:00 p.m. at Goodman United Methodist Church. Services followed at 2:00 p.m. Charlie was born…

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FRANCES REID MELTON

Frances Reid Melton, 97, passed away on Tuesday Jan. 7, 2020 at her residence in Morton, MS. She had lived in the Emory and the West Community before moving to Morton. Graveside services were held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from the Emory Methodist Cemetery near West.

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PHYLLIS BERKOWER STERN

Phyllis Berkower Stern, 95, died Saturday, January 4, 2020. She was a native of Staten Island, New York, met the love of her life, Joe Stern, at a USO in New York during WWII, bravely moved to Lexington, MS with him after the war, was married 62 years, and then moved to Mobile a year…

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CARLA ELIZABETH DAVES BROWN

Carla Elizabeth Daves Brown, 68, of Lexington, MS was called home to her heavenly father on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. She is preceded in death by her mother Eddie Faye Daves, brother James Wesley Daves, brother-in-law Sam Brown and partner W.E. “Sweet Pea” Malone. She leaves behind her daughter Tammy (Casey) Caldwell; grandsons, Ian and…

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HUGH CARL MCLELLAN

Hugh Carl McLellan of Durant, MS was born on October 30, 1932, the son of the late Hugh McLellan and Claudia Bailey McLellan in Bowling Green, Mississippi with his late siblings Mary Elizabeth and Claude William. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Mildred Clement McLellan and son Hugh “Carl” McLellan, Jr. of Chesapeake, Virginia.…

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JEAN LEWIS MURREN

Jean Lewis Murren stepped into the Arms of Jesus on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Golden Isles Hospice in Brunswick, Georgia where she had a short two day stay. She was born April 1,1928 in Webster County, MS the youngest of six children of Steve and Fanny Mae Lewis. She resided in Durant, MS for…

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HENRY DONALD “DONNIE” BROCK

Henry Donald “Donnie” Brock passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. He was born February 26, 1943 and he was educated in the Tchula and Lexington, Mississippi public school system. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1961, where he was an outstanding athlete. He attended Millsaps College on a football scholarship as a…

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