Area Obituaries

MICHAEL GLENN PATTON

Michael Glenn Patton, 62, passed away on October 29, 2018 in Oxford, Mississippi after a long battle with cancer.  A graveside service was held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Concord Church Cemetery  in Pickens, MS.

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HENRY P. RUSSELL

Henry P. Russell, age 85, of Kosciusko, MS passed suddenly but peacefully at home on October 31, 2018. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home in Durant with burial in North Union Cemetery in West, MS. He will be greatly missed by Marcia Stone Russell, his loving…

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TOMMY “JAKE” GANTT

Daddy sadly passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 80 years old. After attending Lexington High School, he proudly served in the US Army spending time in Japan and England retiring as an E6 Staff Sergeant. He later served several years with the State Guard. Tommy leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Jerry, son…

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HELEN CHRISTINE BRANCH HAFFEY

HHelen Christine Branch Haffey, born May 5, 1923, transitioned into Heaven October 24, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She had been a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lexington for almost 80 years. While Helen was attending Holmes Agricultural High School, she was befriended by President M. C. McDaniel and his…

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WILLIAM TURNER

William Turner, 74, was laid to rest on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. during a graveside memorial service at Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Lexington, MS. Mr. Turner, a native of the Mount Olive Community in Holmes County, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Lexington Manor in Lexington. Funeral services…

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WILSON WILLIAMS, JR.

Wilson Williams, Jr., 74, of Pickens passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at UMMC hospital in Jackson, MS.  He will be laid to rest on Saturday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. at Greater Fairview Baptist Church in Pickens, MS, with burial immediately following at Anderson Greer Cemetery in Yazoo County.  Services are entrusted to…

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BARBARA JEAN MENEFEE BELL

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Barbara Jean Menefee Bell, loving mom and grandmother, went to be with the Lord at age 82. Jean was born on October 26, 1935 in Washington DC to Gladys and Jack Menefee.  In September of 1957, she married Ernest Sharp Bell of Greenwood, Mississippi.  They raised two children, Jack and…

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CALVIN C. BROOKS

Mr. Calvin C. Brooks, 93, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at his home in Durant, MS. His services have been set for Friday, October 5, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Liberty Hill AME Zion in Durant, MS. There will be a viewing hour for Mr. Brooks at the Liberty Hill AME Zion Church…

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GWINDOLYN MCRAE KING

Gwindolyn McRae King, 89, died Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Dothan, Alabama. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 24, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home in Lexington with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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NATALIE MCGEE

Mrs. Natalie McGee, 42, of Lexington passed on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at UMMC Hospital in Jackson.  She will be laid to rest on Saturday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will be held at Union Grove MB Church and burial immediately following at Holly Grove Cemetery, both in Lexington.  Services are entrusted to…

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