Austin Lane accepted to rural physicians program

Austin Lane, a New Hebron native and junior at Mississippi College, was recently selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP). Lane is the son of Joey Lane and Shanna Lane. Created in 2007, MRPSP identifies college sophomores and juniors who demonstrate the necessary commitment and academic achievement…

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Gertie Hawn Alexander

Gertie Hawn Alexander, 82, was ushered into the arms of Jesus on July 12, 2021, at her home in Jayess, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was the daughter of Charley and Emma Hawn. Her passion was caring for her family, and she did it like no one else. She loved her Lord…

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Melanie Rush Magee

Melanie Rush Magee, of Monticello, passed away at home on July 10, 2021, at the age of 77. Services were held on July 19 at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Poplarville, with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. A native of Vicksburg, Mrs. Magee was a graduate of Vicksburg High School and of Mississippi State College…

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Linda Bottoms Ready

Funeral services for Linda Bottoms Ready were held July 28, 2021, at Sardis Baptist Church near Jewett, Texas. Bro. Larry Wilson officiated. Interment followed the services at Sardis Cemetery. Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home handled the arrangements. With profound sadness we announce the passing of Linda Bottoms Ready, our loving and devoted mother and friend to all…

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Marilyn McLain Hedgepeth

Marilyn McLain Hedgepeth, of Monticello, died June 19, 2021, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven. Marilyn radiated beauty inside and out through her music, smile, laughter, deep reservoir of faith, and love of sharing joy with others. She was a person of inner strength, always looking to the future through the resurrection hope of…

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Jeffery Pittman

Jeffery Pittman, 42, died July 17, 2021, at his residence in Jayess. Born Thursday, Dec. 14, 1978, in Tylertown, he was the son of Lee Pittman and the late Nellie Rose May Pittman. Jeffery was a U.S. veteran and the husband of Sharnwanika Cotton Pittman. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,…

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Martha Rae Reid

Martha Rae Reid, 60, of Monticello, passed away on July 13, 2021. She was born on Nov. 23, 1960. Private services were held on July 17. Arrangements were handled by Wilson Funeral Home. Martha is survived by her mother, Maggie Daughdrill Russell; and her children, Brandy Courtney, of McComb; Joshua Davis (Misty), of Maryville, Tenn.;…

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Jessie M. Taylor

Jessie M. Taylor, 90, of Oma, passed away July 8, 2021, at Lawrence County Hospital in Monticello. A funeral service was held July 17 at Greater Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Oma, with Rev. Christopher Jones officiating. Interment was at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Oma. Tyler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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Vanteshia Preston receives DAR ROTC Award

Vanteshia Preston received the Daughters of the American Revolution ROTC Award, which consists of a bronze medal and ribbon bar, at the Lawrence County High School’s Senior Awards Night recently. The award is presented annually to a cadet for outstanding ability and achievement. The cadet must be a member of the graduating class, be in…

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Monticello Pentecostal Church News

By Carolyn Keen “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 We enjoyed our mid-week service like a breath of fresh air. Once the weekend is over and we get back into our rush-rush schedule, we become overwhelmed with things we must accomplish. At the beginning of our…

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