Robert Flemming Thompson

Robert Flemming Thompson (Bob/Dad/Papa/Uncle Bobby) was born May 10, 1927, and passed away January 4, 2019. According to his wishes, Bob was cremated. A memorial service will be held November 23 at 1 p.m. at Saulters Funeral Home in Prentiss. Bob loved a good story and we will tell some. GOD blesses us with good…

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Edward Matthew Melzer

Edward Matthew Melzer, 84, of St. Augustine, Florida, passed away November 7, 2019, at Flagler Hospital with his family by his side. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and grew up in the St. Augustine area. Edward graduated from Hastings High School in 1953 and married Betty Leonardy in 1954. For four years, he served…

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VW Ballard

Funeral services for VW Bsllard were held Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello, with burial following in the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Sontag. Bro. Glenn Hilton officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mr. VW Ballard, 85, of Monticello, passed from this life Monday, September 30, 2019,…

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Allen Ray Fitzhugh, Jr.

Mr. Allen Ray Fitzhugh Jr., 47, of Oakvale, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Ashbury Hospice in Hattiesburg. He was born December 17, 1971, in Hattiesburg to Allen and Benny Hilburn Fitzhugh Sr. Allen enjoyed drawing, music, yard work with flowers, and anything pertaining to the western life. Most of all, he loved reading…

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Audrey Wayne “Bill” Jones

Audrey Wayne “Bill” Jones was born May 8, 1929, in Camden to the parentage of the late Edward and Mary Ethelyn Singleton Jones. He was the second oldest of seven children who would later be known as the Magnificent Seven. Upon graduating from Conway Vocational High School in Leake County, Audrey was drafted into the…

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Mark Duane Buchanan

Mr. Mark Duane Buchanan, 56, of Monticello, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at his residence in Monticello. He was born October 24, 1963, in Jackson to Delmus Ray and Shelby Cooper Buchanan. Memorial services were held Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Bethel Baptist Church in Monticello. Brother Phillip Alford was the officiant. Mark…

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Press Announces Thanksgiving Closing, Early Deadline

The Lawrence County Press office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, in observance of Thanksgiving. The deadline to submit advertising, legal notices, classified ads, and articles and photos for the Wednesday, November 27, edition will be Thursday, November 21. The office will re-open Monday, December 2, at 8 a.m. We wish…

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Letters to Santa

Submit a Comment on this article to submit your letter to Santa! We will forward all letters to the North Pole on December 13, so be sure to have your letter to us by Thursday, December 12!

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Everett Excited to Serve County as Sheriff

On November 5, Lawrence County voters elected Republican Ryan “Hoss” Everett as the next Sheriff of Lawrence County. Known locally for his nickname (of which he said he has no idea of its origin), and a campaign picture featuring him wearing a large cowboy hat, Everett is on a mission to build strong communities and…

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