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Area Obituaries

BETTY EDWARDS FARMER

Maya Angelou once said, “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” Such is the soul of Bettye Edwards Farmer who was born May 16, 1934, and went to her heavenly home on February 22, 2024. Bettye and her first husband, Graydon Bouchillon,…

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JOBIE HARMON

Mr. Jobie Harmon, 63, of Goodman, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2024.A funeral service was held on Saturday, January 27 at 11:00 a.m. Interment was in Roby Cemetery in Sallis.

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MS. JUDY ANN MALONE

Funeral services for Ms. Judy Ann Malone, 68, of Lexington, MS were held on Saturday February 10th, 2024 at 2:30 at Mortimer Southern Funeral Home, Lexington. She passed away at her home on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024. Judy was born to Gerald “Red” and Daisy McKnight Malone in Salt Lake City, UT on March 26th,…

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DOROTHY LAQUE STRAIN BRASWELL

Dorothy Laque Strain Braswell was born September 7, 1928 to Ernest and Emmie Strain in Montgomery County, MS, where she spent the early years of her life before moving to the Delta at age 7. In 1945, she married Jimmie Braswell while he was home on leave from the Navy, and they were married 69…

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BRUCE ALAN EDWARDS

Tchula, Mississippi Services for Bruce Alan Edwards were held on Thursday, February 1, at 1:00 p.m. at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. before the service at the funeral home in Greenwood, Mississippi. He passed away at his home on Monday, January 29, 2024. Reverend Doug Lane…

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NANCY FAYE KILLEBREW LOWE

Nancy Faye Killebrew Lowe received her heavenly promotion on January 25, 2024 at Select Belhaven Hospital in Jackson. She was born in Lexington, MS on July 14, 1940 to John Robert and Sallie Doris Holladay Killebrew. She attended Goodman Grammar School, Holmes Agricultural High School, and graduated in Sociology in 1962 from Mississippi State College…

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ROBERT MICHAEL CHANDLER

Robert Michael Chandler passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland, MS. He was born in Greenville, MS on September 16, 1954 to Stacy and George Ellen Chandler of Winona. Mike attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. Mike was the Music Minister at First United Methodist Church…

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DR. DONALD NEWSOM DOWNER

Dr. Donald Newsom Downer, age 79, died at his residence in Starkville, Mississippi, on December 21, 2023, following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church in Starkville, with visitation from 9:30 – 11:00 am. The service will be officiated by Rev…

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MARY STIGLER THOMPSON

Mary Stigler Thompson May 16, 1923 – January 13, 2024 Mary Stigler Thompson, who for nearly eight decades lived on the Holmes County farm named Pluto, where she and her beloved late husband Robert Lee Thompson Sr. raised their children, crops and catfish, died peacefully at her home near Thornton on Saturday, January 13, 2024.…

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JULIE IRENE HORNE FLOYD

Julia Irene Horne Floyd November 2, 1928 to January 12, 2024 Julia Irene Horne Floyd, 95, of Goodman went peacefully to be with Jesus on Friday, January 12, 2024, after a long battle with Alzheimers and dementia. She was born to Charles Franklin Horne and Emma Henning Horne, the youngest of seven children. She grew…

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