Area Obituaries

Virginia Rose Lambert

Funeral services for Virginia Rose Lambert, 77, were held Monday, October 9, 2017 at Sartinville Methodist Church in Sartinville at 10:30 a.m. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Virginia Rose Ainsworth Lambert lept into the arms of her Lord and Savior on October 6, 2017. After a battle with cancer for several years,…

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Edward Earl “Grand” Grandberry, Sr.

Edward Earl Grandberry, Sr. was born to Lettie Mae Grandberry and Tommie Daggons in Monticello on April 10, 1947. In 1966, Edward was adopted by his grandmother, the late Lizzie Grandberry, whom he affectionately called his mother. He transitioned from this life Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Edward was preceded in death by his parents and…

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Robert E. Boyles

Robert E. Boyles, 73, was called home from this life on October 6, 2017, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Robert was born March 8, 1945 in Lawrence County to Claudine and Frances Stamps Boyles. Services were held Monday, October 9, 2017 at New Zion Baptist Church with graveside services following in the church cemetery.…

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Janet R. White

Mrs. Janet R. White, 61, of Jayess went to be with Jesus on September 27, 2017 in McComb. She was born on August 30, 1956. Preceding her in death were her parents, Freddie and Joyce Robbins; brother, Jerry Robbins and daughter, Kim White Oliver. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, David P.…

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Dorthalia S. Sutton

Dorthalia S. Sutton, 91, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Crystal Health and Rehab in Greenwood. She was a member of New Bethel M.B. Church in Itta Bena. A visitation and Ivy Beyond the Wall service were held at New Bethel M.B. Church on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Services were held Friday, September 29,…

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Emanuel Slay Sr.

Emanuel Slay Sr. was born October 9, 1950 to the union of Samuel Slay Sr. and Vetta Lewis Slay. He departed his earthly home on September 10, 2017. Emanuel attended McCullough High School, where he graduated in 1968. He also attended Prentiss Institute. He joined Pearl River Valley Baptist Church at an early age and…

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Mary Nell Price

Mary Nell Price, 83, of Columbia, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Marion General Hospital. She was a teacher and taught ten years at Columbia Presbyterian Church Kindergarten and twenty-five years at Columbia Primary School until her retirement in 1996. She was a member of First Baptist Church Columbia. Ms. Price was preceded in death…

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Kimberly White Oliver

Services for Ms. Kimberly White Oliver were held September 30, 2017 at New Life Church in Monticello with a Memorial Gathering on September 29, 2017 at Riverwood Family. Kimberly White Oliver, 45, of Topeka, passed away on September 25, 2017. She was born on April 21, 1972 to David White and Cathy Mullins McAnally. Kim…

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Dorothy Martin Givens Hill

Dorothy Martin Givens Hill, 73, was called home from this life on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at her residence in Tilton. Mrs. Hill was born October 9, 1943, in Bassfield to Wilburn and Mildred Greene Martin. Services were held on Saturday, September 30, at 3 p.m. at Sauls Valley Baptist Church with graveside services following…

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Jewel “Jack” Ozell Smith

Jewell “Jack” Ozell Smith, 89, was called home from this life on September 24, 2017, at the VA Center in Collins. Jack was born November 19, 1927 in Lawrence County to Kirby and Irene Gibson Smith. Services were held Wednesday, September 27, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Sontag with graveside services following in Shiloh Baptist…

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