Area Obituaries

Mikel Presley

Funeral services for Mikel Presley of Oma were held Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Greater Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Oma with interment at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Oma. Mr. Presley, 57, died August 5, 2019, at his residence.

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Charles J. Ross

Mr. Charles J. Ross, 83, of Daytona, Florida, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019, at Lawrence County Nursing Center in Monticello. He was born August 20, 1935 in Pennsylvania. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Florida. Mr. Ross served his country in the United States Army; he was an avid sports…

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Henry Calvin Mackey

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Silver Creek for Mr. Henry Calvin Mackey, 71, who died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg. Rev. Eskria Rhodes officiated, with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Henry…

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Jerry “Toby” Grimes

Mr. Jerry “Toby” Grimes, 73, of Lucedale, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019, at his residence in Lucedale. Toby was born June 27, 1946 in Shaw to John and Ethel Grimes. Services were held Friday, August 2, 2019, at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello, with graveside services following in Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. John…

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Rachel White

Funeral service for Mrs. Rachel White will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 2, 2019, at Calvary United Pentecostal Church, with interment at Powell’s Grove Church Cemetery. Visitation is 5 pm.-Until Thursday, August 1, at Calvary. Mrs. Rachel, 62, of Jayess, passed from this life July 28, 2019, at Southwest Regional Medical Center in…

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Gloria Cody Thames

Gloria Cody Thames, 70, passed away Saturday, July 27, at her home in Monticello. Gloria was born April 24, 1949, to Otis Earl and Edna Jean Ingram Cody. She graduated from New Hebron High School. She retired after 20 years of employment at Henri’s Restaurant in Monticello. She was preceded in death by her Mom…

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Mary Sue Herron

Mrs. Mary Sue Herron, 76, of Monticello, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019, at the Aston Court Retirement Home in McComb. She was born June 2, 1943, in Jayess to Dewitt William and Maggie Martin Alexander. Graveside services were held Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Michael Smith officiated the services,…

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William “Bill” P. Alexander

William “Bill” P. Alexander, 65, of Jayess, passed away July 25, 2019, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Services were held Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Jayess Baptist Church. Reverend James Sanders officiated and burial washeld at Jayess Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Alexander was born December 1, 1953, in Walthall County to the late Hubert…

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Julie Michelle Williams

Julie Michelle Williams was born in Jackson on February 6, 1996, to Johnny Williams and Jeannie Foster Williams. She was greeted in heaven by her grandmother and grandfather, Tom and Kitty Williams, and her special friend, Jacy Riley. She is survived by her grandfather and grandmother, Larry and Paulette Foster; brothers, Jeremy Williams (Jordan, Jiles,…

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Bennie Williams

Graveside services for Bennie Williams of Monticello will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Topisaw Church Cemetery in Ruth. Mr. Williams, 65, died July 21, 2019, at his residence. A visitation will be held Friday, July 26, 2019, from 1-5 p.m. at R.E. Tyler Funeral Home in Brookhaven. Expressions of sympathy…

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