Area Obituaries

FRANKIE LOUISE ALDY FARMER

Funeral services for Frankie Louise Aldy Farmer of Durant will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Durant with burial following at Sallis Cemetery, Sallis, MS. Bro. Lyn Nations will officiate the service.  Visitation was held Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at…

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PHILLIP LANDON ABEL

Phillip Landon Abel, 77, of Lexington MS, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at his home. Landon was born on February 1, 1940 in Coxburg, MS to the late Robert Landon Abel and Beulah Huffman Abel. His father passed when he was four years old and his mother later remarried Joe Carter.  He had a…

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WILL PARKER MCWILLIAMS, JR.

Will Parker McWilliams, Jr., 98, died peacefully at The Orchard, Ridgeland, MS, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Will was born on January 29, 1919, in Meridian, MS, to Will Parker and Janie Bounds McWilliams, the oldest of their four children.  He grew up in the Daleville community and graduated from DeKalb High School and from…

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MYREE T. SHANKS

Myree Tyson Shanks, 92, died May 12, 2017 at the Lexington Manor Nursing Home in Lexington. Visitation was held Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial was in Coxburg Cemetery. Pallbearers…

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FRANCES PAYNE WARD

Frances Payne Ward, 89, of Durant died Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Holmes County Long Term Care in Durant.  Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Durant. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017 also at the church.  Burial was…

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WILLIAM ELLISON SALLEY, II

William (Bill) Ellison Salley, II, 57, formerly of Holmes County, MS passed away recently in Goodlettsville, TN. A memorial service will be held, Monday, May 15, 2017 at Parkway Baptist Church in Goodlettsville. Also, a memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Lexington, MS.

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LYDA S. TAVENNER

Lyda Siddon Tavenner, 74, of Smithville passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, at Sanctuary Hospice House, Tupelo. Born on August 27, 1942, in West, MS, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Mary McNeer Siddon. Lyda was a graduate of Riverside High School and Delta State University. On January 13, 1974, she married…

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BERNICE IRENE SMITH YOUNG

Mrs. Bernice “Bunny” Irene Smith Young, 76, of Vicksburg, MS passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at her residence. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 6 at Waterloo Missionary Baptist Church in Lorman, MS from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. The funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Waterloo Missionary Baptist Church…

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SANDRA SNOW TRUSS

Mrs. Sandra Snow Truss, 47, of Durant, passed away of natural causes on Friday, April 21, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 29 at Durant Holiness Church of Christ. Burial was in New Center Cemetery in Sallis. Winters Funeral Home in Kosciusko handled the arrangements.

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OLIN H. DUNN, JR.

Olin H. Dunn, Jr. age 88 of Friendsville, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the family home in Friendsville, TN. He was born in Sylacauga, AL and served two years in the USMC.  He then earned a B.S. degree in Textile Manufacturing from Clemson University.  He was married to Jeanette Stinson Dunn and together…

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