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Area Obituaries

Erna Roth Bullock

Erna Roth Bullock was 85 years old when she walked into the arms of Jesus on Oct. 10, 2021. She was born in Germany on Feb. 19, 1936, to the late Alious Roth and Sophie Roth. She was preceded in death by her sister, Sophie Roth Young; and her two brothers, Ludwig Roth and Alious…

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Gerald King

Gerald King, 65, of Monticello, passed away Oct. 9, 2021. He was born July 27, 1956, in Brookhaven to Elzen and Frances King. Graveside services were held Oct. 13 at New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Monticello. Wilson Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Gerald worked for many years as a carpenter for different construction companies,…

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Dewitt Boyd

Dewitt Lee Boyd, 87, of Monticello, passed away Oct. 6, 2021. He was born March 22, 1934, in Lawrence County to Esco Boyd and Dollie Lambert Boyd Creel. Funeral services were held Oct. 9 at Forest Grove Methodist Protestant Church, followed by a graveside service in the Forest Grove Methodist Protestant Church Cemetery. Wilson Funeral…

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Deacon Jimmy Dale Gholar

Deacon Jimmy Dale Gholar, 66, passed away Sept. 29, 2021, at Asbury Hospice in Hattiesburg. Services were held Oct. 7 at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Silver Creek, with Pastor Michael Smith officiating. Interment was in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary handling the arrangements. Deacon Gholar was the sixth child born…

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Ted Preuss

On Oct. 5, 2021, Theodore “Ted” William Preuss, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at home at the age of 82. Ted was born on Dec. 4, 1938, in Louisville, Ky., to Frederick William “Bill” and Ruby Lea (Philpott) Preuss. He received his animal science degree from Mississippi State University in Starkville…

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Sammie Smith

Sammie Marjorie Carr Smith was born in Lawrence County on Jan. 25, 1934, to Sam and Audrey Carr and grew up in the New Zion community west of Monticello. She was the youngest of three children. Her dad worked on wells while her mother worked the garden. It was at New Zion Baptist Church that…

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Virgil Harold Bourne

Funeral services were held Sept. 26, 2021, at Oakvale Baptist Church in Oakvale for Virgil Harold Bourne, 75, of Oakvale, who passed away on Sept. 20 at St. Dominic Hospital. Interment wasat Oakvale Baptist Church Cemetery in Oakvale. Bro. Jay Hays and Bro. Dudley Williamson officiated. Special music was performed by Chris Turnage and Sherry…

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Jeff Riley

Funeral services for Jeff Edward Riley were held Sept. 29, 2021, at New Hebron Baptist Church in New Hebron. Committal followed in New Hebron Cemetery. Rev. Mike Grenn officiated. Mr. Riley, age 65, departed this life to live eternally with his Lord late Saturday evening, Sept. 25 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Saulters…

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Grace Marlene Smith

Grace Marlene Smith, 74, of Sontag, passed away Oct. 1, 2021, at University Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Marlene was born Dec. 16, 1946, in Sontag to Curtis and Hazel Terry Jackson. Funeral services were held Oct. 5 at Shiloh Baptist Church, with graveside services following in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Andy Fullington officiated,…

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Ora Lee Washington

A graveside service will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Salem M.B. Church, 333 Price Road, Jayess, for Ora Lee Washington. Viewing will be held 10-11 a.m. at Ginn-Craft Funeral Home, 219 US-98, Tylertown. Mrs. Washington passed away Sept. 22 at the age of 91. She was born March…

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