Area Obituaries

GEORGE DONALD ESTES

George Donald Estes passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Reverend John Branning. Internment followed at Pine Crest Cemetery in Tchula, MS. Military Honors were provided by the Mississippi Army National Guard. Southern Funeral Home was been entrusted with providing services for the family.

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GLENDA ABLES LAWSHE

Glenda Ables Lawshe passed away at her home in Goodman, MS on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. She lived at her beloved “home place” where she was born and grew up. Glenda was born in 1940 to Martin Levi Ables and Virginia Burrell Ables. She graduated from Holmes Jr. College with a degree in accounting. In…

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MANNIE LEWIS, JR.

Mannie Lewis, Jr., 86, of Goodman, passed on March 30, 2021. He will be laid to rest on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion Church Cemetery in Camden, MS. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. at 300 West Madison Street in Durant. Services…

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CHARLES EARL MATTHEWS

Charles Earl Matthews age 76 passed away on November 4, 2020 in Baltimore, Md. Beloved son of the late Jerry Matthews and Andrew Clark; dearest brother of Richard; father of Michael, Michelle and Edward; grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend of many. He graduated from Holmes County Training School, class 1962, and Mississippi Industrial College, class…

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EDWIN WILBURN HOOKER III

Edwin “Ed” Wilburn Hooker, III passed on to his heavenly home Friday, March 26, 2021 with loved ones by his side. Ed was a beloved son of the Lexington, MS community remembered for his kindness, charming personality and endearing sense of humor. He was born in 1971 and raised in the Lexington First United Methodist…

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JERRY DUBARD

Elder Jerry Dubard, 74, passed away at his residence Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Durant, MS. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20 from Southern Funeral Home in Lexington with burial at New Hope Lutheran Cemetery near Sallis, MS.

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TENNYE RUTH MCLELLAN

Tennye Ruth McLellan was born on June 14, 1932, in West, MS, to George Dallas McLellan and Betty McLellan. She passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Durant, MS, at the age of 88 years. Tennye was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, T.L. (Bud) McLellan and Dallas (Dude) McLellan. Left…

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DANNY JOHNSON

Danny Johnson, 69, of the Horseshoe Community passed away at his residence on Monday, March 8, 2021. He was born December 3, 1951 at the Holmes County Hospital in Lexington, MS to Morris Oliver and Margaret Johnson. Danny graduated from Cruger Tchula Academy in 1970. Following his graduation, he married his wife of 50 years,…

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DAVID GREEN

David Green A timber man and life long resident of Holmes County, MS, David Green passed away on March 5, 2021. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 7, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Durant with burial in Mizpah Cemetery in Durant. He was born on July 6, 1942 and graduated from Durant High School…

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JERRY ANN SPELL GANTT

Jerry Ann Spell Gantt Jerry Ann Spell Gantt, 82, of Grenada formerly of Lexington passed away, Monday, March 1, 2021 at home after a brief illness. She was born July 1938 in Lexington to Jerry Udonell and Zula Abel Spell. In 1958 she married Tommy Gantt. She loved restoring furniture, collecting antiques and spending time…

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