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Area Obituaries

Eric Truman

Funeral services were held May 21, 2022, at Ruby K. Johnson Chapel for Eric Truman, 52, who died May 7 at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson. Rev. Amos Bridges officiated, with interment following at New Life Fellowship Church, Monticello. Johnson Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Mr. Truman was the son of the late Eddie Herman and…

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Donnie Stuart

Donnie Stuart, 63, ran into the arms of the Jesus he loved so much on May 18, 2022. A funeral service was held May 21 at Topeka Baptist Church in Jayess, with graveside service following in the Roberts Memorial Cemetery, Jayess. Wilson Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Coach Stuart, PawPaw, Daddy… he meant so many…

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John Mack Lambert

John Mack Lambert, 57, of Monticello, passed away May 20, 2022, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. He was born Nov. 7, 1964, in Monticello to John Mack Lambert Sr. and Mary Sue Bennett Lambert. A visitation will be held at Wilson Funeral Home on Thursday, May 26, from 11:30 a.m. until funeral services in…

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Randal Louis Pennington

A funeral service for Randal Louis Pennington was held May 13, 2022, at Bethel Baptist Church in Monticello, with interment in Wanilla Baptist Church Cemetery. Riverwood Family handled the arrangements. Randy was born Jan. 8, 1960, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leroy Pennington. He was born at the Columbus Air Force Base in…

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Eddie Wayne Young

Eddie Wayne Young, 67, of Monticello, passed away May 10, 2022, at Lawrence County Hospital in Monticello. Wayne was born on June 3, 1954, to Ida Elois Deare King and Diamond Pinkney Young. A funeral service was held May 13 at Carmel Baptist Church in Monticello, with graveside services following in Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.…

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Charles Barkley

Charles “Charlie” Barkley passed away at his residence in Monticello on April 24, 2022. He was born Sept. 2, 1938, in Ellisburg, New York, to the late Harold Barkley and Nina Backus. Visitation will be held from 5 until 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello. Funeral services will be held…

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Louis Edward Givens

Funeral service for Louis Edward Givens were held April 8, 2022, at Powell’s Grove United Pentecostal Church, with interment in the church cemetery. Mr. Givens, 87, passed from this life April 5 at his residence in Jayess. He was born in Brookhaven on Feb. 18, 1935, to Wash and Madie Givens. He was a cattle…

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Nina Renfroe

Nina Renfroe, 93, of Jayess, passed away April 20, 2022, at her home. She was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Columbia to Buford and Lusettie Reid Holmes. A funeral service was held April 24 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, Monticello. Graveside service followed at the Tilton United Methodist Church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home handled the…

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Alton Bond Sutton

Alton Bond Sutton Jr., of Summit, went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2022. Al was born to Alton B. Sutton Sr., and Catherine Ratcliff Sutton on June 26, 1943, in New Orleans, La. He grew up in Monticello and graduated from Monticello High School in 1961. Following his graduation, he attended Copiah-Lincoln…

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Billy Joe Braswell

Billy Joe Braswell, 60, of Jayess, passed away April 4, 2022, at Lawrence County Hospital in Monticello. He was born Feb. 12, 1962, in Monticello to L.J. and Elaine Stephens Braswell. A funeral service was held April 7 in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service followed in the Providence Cemetery, Jayess. Wilson Funeral…

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