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Area Obituaries

Charles Raymond Watts

Charles Raymond Watts, 86, of Brookhaven, died Jan. 14, 2023, at his residence. He was born Aug. 26, 1936, to Zollie Watts and Anna Smith Watts. He served his country in the United States Air Force. After returning home from his service, he received an associate degree in electronics and began his lifelong career as…

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Brenda Peavey Adcock

Brenda Peavey Adcock, 61, of Jayess, passed away Jan. 7, 2023, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Brenda was born March 3, 1961, in Annapolis, Md., to Conely and Olene Reid Peavey. A funeral service was held Jan. 11 at Topeka Baptist Church in Jayess, with graveside service following at Divide Methodist Protestant Church Cemetery.…

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Peggy Joyce Kerr Clinton

Services for Peggy Joyce Kerr Clinton were held Jan. 13, 2023, at Hopewell Baptist Church in McCool, with burial following in the Hopewell Church Cemetery. Peggy Clinton, 77, died Jan. 9 in the front bedroom of her home in the Panhandle community of Choctaw County. She was born in this same front bedroom on May…

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Vernon Wesley Errington

Graveside services for Vernon Wesley Errington were held Jan. 6, 2023, at Floral Hills Cemetery in Pearl. Rev. Charlie Finch officiated. Mr. Errington, 94, entered into the eternal rest of his Lord on Jan. 3 at his residence in Byram. Mr. Errington was born on May 6, 1928, in Copiah County to James Monroe and…

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Mary Sue Lambert

Mary Sue Lambert, 86, of Monticello, passed away Jan. 3, 2023, at Lawrence County Hospital in Monticello. Sue was born Aug. 22, 1936, in Pinola to James Leonard and Beulah Perrett Bennett. A funeral service was held Jan. 5 at Forest Grove Methodist Protestant Church in Jayess. Bro. Bobby Dawson officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home…

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Loretta Townsend Rutland

Loretta Townsend Rutland, 83, of Ruth, passed away Jan. 6, 2023, at her daughter’s residence in Monticello. Loretta was born Dec. 21, 1939, in Brookhaven to James Townsend and Jennie Greer Townsend-Davis. A funeral service was held Jan. 9 at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello, followed by graveside service at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in…

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Nancy Sykes

Funeral services for Nancy Louise Daughdrill Sykes were held Jan. 5, 2023, at Saulters Moore Funeral Home Chapel, with interment following in the New Hebron Cemetery. Rev. Micah Rutland officiated. Mrs. Sykes, 83, entered into the eternal rest of her Lord on Jan. 2 at her residence in Pinola. Serving as pallbearers were Joshua Sykes,…

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Hezekiah Brown

Funeral services were held Dec. 23, 2022, at Pen Oak Missionary Baptist Church, Silver Creek, for Hezekiah Brown, 99, who passed away Dec. 17 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. Rev. Freddie DeShazer officiated, with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Brown was born…

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Amanda “Mandy” Clark

Funeral services for Amanda Kay Clark were held Dec. 28, 2022, at Shalom Baptist Church in New Hebron, with Rev. Mike Grenn officiating. Interment followed in the New Hebron Cemetery. Mrs. Clark, 46, passed away Dec. 25 at her residence in Natchez. Mandy was born on Nov. 29, 1976, in Brookhaven to William Edward and…

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Sylvia Mae Deare Givens

Sylvia Mae Deare Givens, 81, of Monticello, passed away Dec. 21, 2022, at her residence in Monticello. Sylvia was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Lawrence County Mississippi to Bonnie Lee and Hautie Davis Deare. A funeral service was held Dec. 23 at Bethel Baptist Church in Monticello, with graveside service following at Bethel Baptist Church…

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