Fredrick Fortenberry

Graveside services were held Feb. 23, 2021, at North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for Fredrick Fortenberry, 67, who died Feb. 16 at his residence. Dr. Wesley Bridges officiated, with Johnson Funeral Home handling arrangements. Mr. Fortenberry was born to the late Archie and Ida Fortenberry in Lawrence County. He was a member of Rose Hill…

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Larry Hill

Graveside services were held Feb. 27, 2021, at Powell’s Ministry, New Hebron, for Larry Dionell Hill, 65, who died Feb. 13 at his residence. Elder James Powell officiated, with Johnson Funeral Home handling arrangements. Mr. Hill was born to the late Lonzo Newsome and Tinnie Mae Hill in New Hebron. He met and married the…

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Sebie Cordell Lambert

Funeral services for Sebie Cordell Lambert, 88, of Jayess, were held on Feb. 28, 2021, at Divide Memorial Methodist Protestant Church in Monticello, with burial in the Divide Memorial Methodist Protestant Cemetery. Rev. Matthew Lambert officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home handling arrangements. Mr. Lambert passed from this life and into the presence of his Heavenly…

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Frances Lewis

Frances Lewis, 87, was born to the late Rev. S.L. and Savannah Thigpen on May 5, 1933, in Taylorsville. God issued her golden wings to glory on Feb. 19, 2021, at her home in Lawrence County. Mrs. Lewis met her first and only love, Willie Lewis, at the Rose Hill Baptist Church where her father…

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David W. Maxwell

David W. Maxwell, 66, of Monticello, passed away Feb. 26, 2021, at Lawrence County Hospital in Monticello. David was born Jan. 26, 1955, in Eupora to Rugie Maxwell and Velma Morgan Davis. A funeral service was held March 4 at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello, with graveside services following in New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.…

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Vincent E. Myers

Vincent E. Myers, 56, passed away Feb. 12, 2021. A funeral service was held Feb. 20 at South Spring Hill Baptist Church in Monticello, with burial in the church cemetery. Bishop De’Sean Toler officiated, with Washington Funeral Home handling arrangements. Vincent was born July 30, 1964, in Hattiesburg to the late Albert Cobb and Doris…

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James Carroll (Slick) Speights

James Carroll (Slick) Speights, 66, of Monticello, passed away Feb. 22, 2021, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. James was born Oct. 26, 1954, in Jackson to Horace Jr. and Lavon Speights. A funeral service was held Feb. 26 at Oak Vale Baptist Church in Oak Vale, with graveside services following in Oak Vale…

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Thelma Louise Walker

Graveside services were held Feb. 27, 2021, at Silver Creek Baptist Church, New Hebron, for Thelma Louise Walker, 97, who died Feb. 19 at her residence. Rev. Michael Walker officiated, with Johnson Funeral Home handling arrangments. Mrs. Walker was born to the late Ben and Eunice Stewart in New Hebron. She attended Silverene School in…

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Hazardous Waste Day to be held in Monticello March 20

The Town of Monticello is planning its annual Hazardous Waste Disposal Day for late March. The Town applied for and received a grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality that will cover the cost of disposal of household hazardous waste. This will be the fourth year the Town, with the help of DEQ and…

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Winter Wonderland

Frigid temperatures hit Lawrence County last week, causing widespread power outages and roads that made travel treacherous. Above, Bobby Joe Herring, returned to the Monticello city barn last week after clearing limbs on Jefferson Street that were preventing access to Lawrence County Nursing Home. The gazebo at Coopers Ferry Park and fountains in the area…

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