Area Obituaries

William A. Erwin

William A. Erwin, 75, of Hazlehurst, passed away June 28, 2020, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2 at Springhill Pentecostal Church in Wesson, with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.…

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Gregory Olensa Hampton

Funeral services were held June 28, 2020, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel for Gregory Olensa Hampton, 47, who died June 24, in Marion County. Rev. Rickie Buckley officiated with interment following in the New Jerusalem Church Cemetery, Oakvale. Johnson Funeral Home handled arrangements. Mr. Hampton was born to Edward and Rosa Hampton in Monticello. He…

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Betty Ann Maxwell

Betty Ann Maxwell, 76, of Monticello, passed away on June 22, 2020 at her residence in Monticello. Betty was born August 14, 1943, in Monticello, to Carl E. and Dorothy Hall. A service was held June 26 at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello, with graveside services following in New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Jimmy…

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Claude Harrison Maxwell

Funeral services for Claude Harrison Maxwell were held June 23, 2020, at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello with burial following in the New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Monticello. Bro. Jimmy Harvey officiated with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Maxwell, 78, of Monticello, passed from this life on Friday, June 19, 2020,…

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Martha Irene Russell Garrett

Martha Irene Russell Garrett passed away June 19, 2020. Services were held June 21 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello. Bro. Jimmy Harvey officiated. Mrs. Garrett was born March 7, 1937, in Georgetown, to A.D. Hinson Russell and George Bowskey Russell. A lifelong resident of Monticello, she married Tom Garrett and was a homemaker.…

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Lee Edward Earls Sr.

Funeral services for Lee Edward Earls Sr. were held June 16, 2020, at Old Silver Creek Baptist Church, Silver Creek, with a graveside service immediately following. Rev. Darrel Daniels, Rev. Eddie Martin, and Rev. J. Roy McComb officiated the service. Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements. Mr. Lee, 85 years old, of Old Silver Creek, passed…

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Jean Lee Crawford

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of one of His saints.” Psalms 116:15 Graveside services were held June 4, 2020, at the New Hebron Cemetery for Jean Lee Crawford. Rev. Mike Grenn and Rev. Earl Clark officiated. Robbie “Jean” Lee Crawford, born into this world on August 29, 1925, to Walter…

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Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert Alfred “Bad Bob” Strange

Bob Strange was born 28 July 1950 in Hattiesburg and died on 24 May 2020 in Terry. Bob is survived by his wife, Lynn Gaddis Strange; and daughters, Angela Stoner (Chris), of Jayess; Alicia Strange (Rueben), of Hattiesburg; and Adrienne Strange, of Vicksburg; as well as seven grandchildren, Ryan Stoner, Sean Strange, Alyssa Marbury, Megan…

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Shane Polk

Graveside services for Shane Polk were held May 28, 2020, at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Silver Creek. Mr. Polk, 56, passed away May 26 at his residence in Silver Creek. Rev. Mike Grenn and Rev. Mike Sutton officiated. Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Polk was born on March 4, 1964,…

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Shelia L. Bardwell

Shelia L. Bardwell, 65, of Monticello, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at her residence in Monticello. Shelia was born July 10, 1954, in Monticello, to Estus Eugene and Dorothy Mae Hemphill Letchworth. Memorial services will be held on a later date. Shelia enjoyed spending time outdoors. She loved to fish and play cards.…

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