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Area Obituaries

Lucretia Faye Whitley

Lucretia Faye Whitley, 57, of Monticello, passed away Sept. 15, 2022, at Merit Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg. Lucretia was born March 14, 1965, in Magnolia to Edward and Faye Varnado Brumfield. Memorial services were held Sept. 24 at New Life Church in Monticello. Wilson Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Lucretia loved spending time with…

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James David Bryant Sr.

James David Bryant Sr., 74, of Jayess, passed away Sept. 14, 2022, at his. David was born Dec. 27, 1947, in Lawrence County to J.T. and Myrtle McNeese Bryant. A funeral service was held Sept. 16 Wilson Funeral Home. Bro. Bren Smith officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. He was retired…

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Shirley Roberts Hearn

Shirley Roberts Hearn, 71, of Baton Rouge, La., passed away Sept. 18, 2022, at her residence. Shirley was born Dec. 25, 1950, in Lawrence County to Needom and Ruby Dunaway Roberts. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello. There will…

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Azri Moore

Graveside services were held Sept. 6, 2022, at North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, New Hebron, for Azri Moore, 61, who died Sept. 1 at Lawrence County Hospital, Monticello. Rev. Moses Johnson, pastor, officiated, with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Moore was born to the late C. A. and Clara Bryant Moore, of…

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Devin Wayne Mullins

Devin Wayne Mullins, 28, of Monticello, passed away Sept. 10, 2022, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. He was born Sept. 22, 1993, in Brookhaven. A funeral service was held Sept. 14 at Bethel Baptist Church, with graveside service following at the Rutland Family Cemetery, Monticello. Wilson Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Devin loved his…

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Jo Ann Hartzog

Funeral services for Jo Ann Hartzog were held Sept. 10, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church in Silver Creek. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery. Dr. Don McClellan and Rev. Mike Sutton officiated. Saulters Moore Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Mrs. Hartzog, 82, entered into the eternal rest of her Lord Sept. 5 at her home in…

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Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson, 72, of Sontag, passed away Sept. 6, 2022, at his residence. He was born Sept. 16, 1949, to Leon and Ethel Douglas Johnson. A funeral service was held Sept. 10 at Shiloh Baptist Church, with graveside service following in the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Joe, “Paw…

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Jerry Rutland

Services for Jerry Rutland were held Sept. 14 at Calvary United Pentecostal Church, with burial in Powell’s Grove United Pentecostal Church Cemetery. Riverwood Family handled the arrangements. Mr. Rutland, 77, of Jayess, passed from this life, entering his eternal home with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sept. 11, 2022. He was born June…

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Frankie Wilson

On Sept. 7, 2022, at the age of 92, heaven gained one of its greatest angels, Frankie Eugenia Evans Wilson, better known as Momma, MawMaw, Aunt Frankie, or Miss Frankie. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. Frankie was born Jan. 16, 1930, to Amos Jeff and Livvie Mississippi Rice Evans of Nola. Frankie is…

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James “Jim” Evans

James “Jim” Evans, 89, of Sontag, passed away Aug. 31, 2022, at his residence. Jim was born June 16, 1933, in Sontag to Rankin and Floy James Evans. A funeral service was held Sept. 7 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Sontag, followed by a graveside service at the church cemetery. Bro. Jimmy Smith, Bro. Ed…

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