Area Obituaries

LYNDA “PAT” BRUMBY HOLDER

Lynda “Pat” Brumby Holder passed away peacefully in Mobile, Alabama on June 21, 2020.  Funeral services have not been set at the time of this newspaper printing but Southern Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements. Please call Southern Funeral Home for the most up to date information.

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STELLA CAROL MONTGOMERY MCLELLAN

Stella Carol Montgomery McLellan (Carol) entered Heaven’s Gates on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the well-earned age of 89 years. Her family rejoices with her as she is healed and now reunited with her husband and love of her life, Reedy McLellan, Sr., her parents Stella Carroll Montgomery and Herbert Johnson Montgomery and other beloved…

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JOE W. SMART

Joe W. Smart, 86, of Durant, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Gages Springs Cemetery in Durant. Visitation will be held Friday, June 12, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 300 W. Madison Street in Durant. Services are entrusted to…

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MRS. MILLIE LEE MABRY

Mrs. Millie Lee Mabry, an inspiration of Christian spirit and a model of human strength, was born December 19, 1920 to Mr. Will McBride and Ms. Annette Chappell, both deceased. She was an only child and often remarked that her lack of siblings is why she wanted to have such a large family of her…

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IRA WOOD (CHUCK) ESTES, JR.

Ira Wood (Chuck) Estes, Jr., age 78, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at home with his daughter, where he lived in Yazoo City, MS. He was born to Ira Wood (Woody) Estes and Janie Palmer Estes on September 2, 1941. He lived in Tchula, MS, most of his life where he married Barbara Pettus…

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BARBARA ELLEN LEONARD HAFFEY BOGY

Barbara Ellen Leonard Haffey Bogy, 67, of Ebenezer, Mississippi passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020. She was born on April 29, 1953 in Duncansville, Pennsylvania to Thomas and Mildred Leonard. At 36, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a registered nurse, graduating from Holmes Community College and Hinds Community College. She was devoted…

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MS. JIMMIE REE OLIVER

Ms. Jimmie Ree Oliver, 58, of Yazoo County, Mississippi passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020 in Indianapolis, IN. Ms. Jimmie Ree leaves behind a daughter Jessica Oliver-Jones from Indianapolis, IN. Visitation service will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Century Hairston Funeral Home in Lexington, MS.…

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NOEL JONES COVINGTON, SR.

Noel Jones Covington, Sr., January 30, 1931, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 A graveside service was held Wednesday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. at Seneasha Cemetery, Goodman, MS. The service was conducted by Rev. David Cain, Seneasha United Methodist Church. Born into the Shrock Community in Attala County, Mississippi to Duncan Noel Covington and…

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ALEXANDRIA “SANDY” JEAN GABRIEL

Alexandria “Sandy” Jean Gabriel (formerly Sandra Jean Frost), age 72, died in Jackson, MS at the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 after a brief unexpected illness. Sandy was born on October 28, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. Throughout her life she lived all over the country, including the states of California,…

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