Area Obituaries

MARY DAVIS BRIDGERS ARCHER

Graveside services for Mary Davis Bridgers Archer, fondly known as “Baby Jack”, were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Greenwood. Baby Jack, age 90, died on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Sallis. She was born on January 16, 1931. Baby Jack was a member of Cruger Baptist…

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TOMMIE WILLIAMS SR.

Tommie Williams, Sr., 75, of Jackson, passed on January 15, 2021. He will be laid to rest on January 23, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at New Banyon Cemetery in Sallis, MS. Visitation will be held at 300 West Madison Street in Durant between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on January 22, 2021. Arrangements are entrusted…

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MARTHA GOLDEN LOFTIN ABLES

Martha Golden Loftin Ables who was more affectionately known as Goldie was born in Attala County, Mississippi, to Jefferson Thomas “J.T.” and Fannie Flint Loftin on January 2, 1937; she was the youngest of thirteen children. She married Joe C. “Snow” Ables on September 26, 1953, and they were married for sixty-two years. They made…

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DAILEY ALISON KING JR.

Dailey Alison King Jr., 66, passed away of cardiac arrest on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette, Arkansas. He was born on January 24, 1954 in Lexington, Mississippi to Dailey Alison King Sr. and Mary Elizabeth McCraw King. He spent most of his life in Northwest Arkansas, moving from Greenville, Mississippi…

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SANDRA DIANE MALONE ABLES

Sandra Diane Malone Ables was born on April 9, 1950, and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, January 8, 2021, at University Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. A graveside service was held on Sunday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Antioch Cemetery on Brozville Road with Rev. Lyn Nations…

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WINIFORD GARLAND

Winford Garland, 78, of Pickens, passed on January 9, 2021. Graveside services will be held at Falls Cemetery in Pickens, MS on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be Friday, January 15, 2021 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 300 West Madison St. in Durant. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Affordable…

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NANCY ALEXANDER BRIDGES

Nancy Alexander Bridges, age 72, passed away peacefully at home on January 8, 2021. She was born on September 10, 1948 in Lexington, Mississippi to Mary and JC Alexander of West, Mississippi. She was a member of Helena First Baptist Church. Nancy adored her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Although she was a teacher, she chose…

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William Aron “Billy” Lewis Jr.

William Aron “Billy” Lewis Jr., 83, died Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Merit Health-Rankin. The funeral service was held Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at Durant First United Methodist Church. Martin Frazure and David Cain officiated. A graveside service followed at Mizpah Cemetery in Durant, MS. Billy was born in Coffeeville, MS on…

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JOHN HOWARD PATTON

John Howard Patton, 65, of Starkville, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus, Mississippi. A graveside service in memory of him was held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 5th at the Durant (Mizpah) Cemetery in Durant, Mississippi. Interment of his ashes immediately followed. A celebration of life,…

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WALLACE LAVERN ABLES

Wallace Lavern Ables, 77, of Durant, MS, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Visitation will be held Friday, January 8, 2021 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Seneasha Methodist Church in Goodman, MS. Military funeral service will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial is in…

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