Area Obituaries

JOHN RAYFORD (JOHNNY) KILLEBREW

John Rayford (Johnny) Killebrew passed away at his home on February 20, 2020. He was 73. A native of Durant, Mississippi, he served in the National Guard for several years and worked in the railroad industry for 41 years.  He began his career in 1965 with the Illinois Central Railroad and retired in 2006 from…

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JOHN THOMAS “JAKE” BLACKBURN, JR.

John Thomas “Jake” Blackburn, Jr., 84, of Tchula, MS passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 at Lexington, Manor. He was raised in Rolling Fork, MS and lived at Thornton, MS for the past forty years. Jake was preceded in death by wife Louise; parents, John Thomas and Ruby Loper Blackburn; brothers, Bill Merchant and Norris…

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MARTHA JOYCE KEEN

Martha Joyce Keen, 70, passed away Monday, February 11, 2020 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. A funeral service was held Friday, February 14 at Calvary Baptist Church in Durant with burial in Mizpah Cemetery.

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KARL ORAN LAMAR HUNTER

Karl Oran Lamar Hunter passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, while residing at Durant Nursing Healthcare. Karl was a resident of Durant, MS for the past six years and was reared in the city of Grambling, LA.

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HENRY BRAXTON MCNEESE JR.

Henry passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of February 6, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. Henry was born September 4, 1931 to parents Henry B. McNeese and Georgia Belle West McNeese. As the second of four children, Henry spent his childhood years in El Paso, TX. Those early years were a difficult…

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MURIEL BACON

Services for Mr. Muriel Bacon will be Friday, January 31, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Porter & Sons’ Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation for Mr. Bacon will be held Thursday, January 30 from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m.

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SHERRY INGOLD

Sherry Ingold, 58, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at UMC in Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Culpepper Funeral Home in Kosciusko, MS. Burial will follow at the North Union Cemetery in Hesterville, MS. Visitation will be at Culpepper Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 29 from 4:00 p.m.…

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JOHN DAVID WYNNE

John “David” Wynne, 59 years of age, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. David was born February 4, 1960 in Lexington, Mississippi and remained a resident of Holmes County throughout his life. David attended elementary school at Four County Academy in Pickens, Mississippi and high school at Central Holmes Academy in Lexington, Mississippi. He…

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MICHAEL MARTIN

Michael Martin, 44, passed away at his mother’s home in Yazoo City on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 19 at Beulah Baptist Church in Lexington with burial in the church cemetery. Southern Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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WILLIAM RICHARD “W.R.” MARTIN

On January 16, 2020, William Richard “W.R.” Martin left his friends and family to meet his Lord and Savior. If you are wondering if you ever met him, then you obviously didn’t, or you wouldn’t have forgotten him. He was a man who could tell stories that held everyone spellbound. He published his first and…

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