Area Obituaries

JASMINE HUDSON AND BABY MICHAEL HUDSON, JR.

Jasmine Hudson, 29, and Baby Michael Hudson, Jr. of Lexington will be laid to rest Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Services will be held at Guiding Light COGIC in Durant, MS, with burial immediately following at Pilgrim Rest Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 300 West Madison…

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SHARON SUE MCALLISTER

Sharon Sue McAllister, 69, of the Bee Lake Community in Holmes County passed away at her residence Friday October 11, 2019. A homemaker, she was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include her daughters, McAllister of Tchula, and Kimberly D. (Steve) Thomas of Dumas, MS; five grandchildren; brothers, Allen Payne and Michael Payne, and sister Sandy…

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JESSE JAMES HARRIS

Jesse James Harris, 89, of Durant was laid to rest on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  Services were held at Sunny Mount MB Church in Lexington, followed by burial at Wade Cemetery.  Services were entrusted to Affordable Funeral Home of Durant.

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WILLIAM LEE TERRY

William Lee Terry (also known as Willie or Willie Lee), born in Lexington, MS on July 17,1944. He was 75 years of age. He graduated from Durant High School and most of his working life was employed by Talon Zipper Factory in Durant, MS as well as Madison Furniture Company in Canton, MS. He served…

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DARIUS “D” J. BROOKS

Darius J. Brooks, 24, of Lexington, MS passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 in Holmes County. A funeral service was held on Saturday, September 28 at Winters Funeral Home Chapel in Kosciusko, MS. Burial was in Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko.

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MARK H. DONALD

Mark H. Donald, age 65, passed away from this life Saturday, September 21, 2019 in his home in Harrison, AR.  He is the son of Adlia “Bill” Donald and Gene Donald who proceeded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Cindy Donald.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held…

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JESSIE M. BOYD

Jessie M. Boyd, 70, of Oak Lawn, Illinois, formerly of Lexington, Mississippi, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019. She was formerly known as Jeffie Lee B. Ms. Boyd was the daughter of Canvernada (Nate) Diggs Boyd and Thomas J. (Jeff) Boyd, both from the Tchula/Lexington area. She was a former Civil Rights activist. Ms.…

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KATHERIE DUNKIN CAGLE

Katherine Dunkin Cagle passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019, in her home in Durant, MS, surrounded by the love of her five daughters. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 132 West Mulberry St., Durant, MS 39063, with funeral services at 11:30. Coy Miller,…

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MICHAEL (ZIG) ZEIGLER

Michael (Zig) Zeigler, 64, of Canton, MS passed away peacefully with family by his side at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. He is now cancer free and pain free in the loving arms of Jesus. He was born on March 10, 1955 in Lexington, MS to Billy and Mary Ann…

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EMILIE FLOWER THOST

Emilie Flower Thost, 81, native of Lexington and long-time resident of the Jackson, Mississippi area passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at The Arbor Nursing Home in Ridgeland, MS. Emilie graduated from Lexington High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University. She was a retired microbiologist with the Mississippi State…

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