Area Obituaries

Marilyn McLain Hedgepeth

Marilyn McLain Hedgepeth, of Monticello, died June 19, 2021, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven. Marilyn radiated beauty inside and out through her music, smile, laughter, deep reservoir of faith, and love of sharing joy with others. She was a person of inner strength, always looking to the future through the resurrection hope of…

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Jeffery Pittman

Jeffery Pittman, 42, died July 17, 2021, at his residence in Jayess. Born Thursday, Dec. 14, 1978, in Tylertown, he was the son of Lee Pittman and the late Nellie Rose May Pittman. Jeffery was a U.S. veteran and the husband of Sharnwanika Cotton Pittman. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,…

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Martha Rae Reid

Martha Rae Reid, 60, of Monticello, passed away on July 13, 2021. She was born on Nov. 23, 1960. Private services were held on July 17. Arrangements were handled by Wilson Funeral Home. Martha is survived by her mother, Maggie Daughdrill Russell; and her children, Brandy Courtney, of McComb; Joshua Davis (Misty), of Maryville, Tenn.;…

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Jessie M. Taylor

Jessie M. Taylor, 90, of Oma, passed away July 8, 2021, at Lawrence County Hospital in Monticello. A funeral service was held July 17 at Greater Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Oma, with Rev. Christopher Jones officiating. Interment was at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Oma. Tyler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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James M. “Jimmy” Boyd

James M. “Jimmy” Boyd, 65, of Monticello, passed away July 10, 2021. He was born Oct. 27, 1955, in Tylertown to Dewitt and Ruby Nell Boyd. A funeral service was held July 14, with graveside service following, at Divide Memorial Methodist Protestant Church. Wilson Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Jimmy was a loving husband, father,…

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John William Traylor

Services for John William Traylor, 97, of Hammond, who died Saturday July 3, 2021, in Hammond were held July 8 at Laird Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Philip Alford officiating. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Laird Funeral Home. Mr. Traylor was born June 29, 1924, in Mt. Lebonon, La.,…

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Charles “Willard” Barnett

Charles “Willard” Barnett, 67, of Monticello, passed away June 28, 2021, at his home. Willard was born Oct. 24, 1953, to Charles Willard Barnett Sr. and Dorothy Brown. A funeral service was held July 1 at Wilson Funeral Home. Mr. Barnett was a master carpenter and steel erector, and a long-time employee of Fountain Electric;…

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Donna Kay Carr

Donna Kay Carr, 64, of Magnolia, passed away July 4, 2021, at her home. Donna was born Feb. 14, 1957, to Joey and Marthia Callender Carr. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10 at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Donna is survived by her father,…

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Dennis Grantham

Dennis Grantham, 65, of Silver Creek, passed away July 4, 2021. Dennis was born Nov. 5, 1955 in Edwards to Ray and Oda Grace Brock Grantham. Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements, which are still incomplete. Dennis was a loving husband, father, and the best grand-daddy in the world. He was a friend to many…

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Joseph Earl Pugh

Services for Joseph Earl Pugh, 87, of Monticello, were held July 2, 2021, at Monticello Baptist Church, with burial at the church cemetery. Riverwood Family handled arrangements. Mr. Pugh went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 30 at his residence. He was born on Dec. 18, 1933, in Oak Grove, Fla. He…

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