Area Obituaries

Ollie Lee Watson

Graveside services were held Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Quinn Temple Church of God in Christ, Monticello, for Ollie Watson, 87, who died Thursday, March 19, 2020, at his residence. Elder Stanley Bridges officiated. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Ollie Lee Watson, also known as Hoover, was born to the late…

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Gwendolyn Marie Ruby

Graveside services for Gwendolyn Marie Ruby were held on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Monticello. Bro. Mike Grenn, Bro. Michael Smith, and Bro. Philip Alford officiated the services with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Ruby, 61, of Monticello, passed from this life on March 26, 2020, at…

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Jerry “Luke” Reid Jr.

Jerry “Luke” Reid Jr., 61, a resident of McComb, passed away March 29, 2020, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 1 at Providence Baptist Church in Jayess. Rev. Dale Authement officiated. Mr. Reid was born June 16, 1958, to Jerry L. Reid Sr. and Jorene Waller Reid. He worked…

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Melba Hoffman Nelson

Melba Hoffman Nelson, 93, of Monticello, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Lawrence County Nursing Center in Monticello. Melba was born April 26, 1926, in Oak Grove, La., to John Stanton and Nora Wooten Hoffman. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Melba was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and…

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Ray Lee

Graveside service for Ray Lee was held Friday, March 27, 2020, at Powell’s Grove United Pentecostal Church Cemetery. Mr. Lee, 80, died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Lee was born on July 12, 1939, to the late Robert E. Lee and Louis Beaube Lee. Preceding him in death were his parents;…

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Gerri Juanita Hancock Griffith

Gerri Juanita Hancock Griffith, 51, of Jayess, made her heavenly ascend on Thursday, March 26, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 4, 1968, in Collins, and grew up in Mize until she was married and made her home in Monticello. She was a very faithful and loving wife, mother, and…

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Elder David Lee Baker Sr.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Christ Temple Church of Christ, Oakvale, for Elder David Lee Baker Sr., 86, who died Friday, March 20, 2020, at Jefferson Davis Community Hospital, Prentiss,. Elder Maxie Lowe officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Elder David…

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Debra Lynn McNeese

Debra Lynn McNeese, 66, of Silver Creek, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020, at her residence in Silver Creek. Debra was born May 8, 1953, in Gretna, La., to Robert and Sabel Myers White. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Debra was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister ,and friend. She…

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Stanley A. Hicks

Stanley A. (Stan) Hicks passed away Friday, March 6, 2020, at his home in Longview, Wash. He was born to George and Gertrude Hicks on Dec. 28, 1936, joining his two-year old brother, Edgar Lee. The family moved from the Salkum, Wash., area to Kelso, Wash., when Stan was four years old, and he grew…

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Harold Cody

Graveside funeral services for Harold Cody were held Friday, March 20, 2020, at Cliburn Cemetery in Silver Creek. Mr. Cody passed away from this life on Tuesday, March 17, in Hattiesburg. Reverend Kelly Dampeer officiated. Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Cody was born on April 2, 1940, in Silver Creek. Mr.…

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