Area Obituaries

Robert Flemming Thompson

Robert Flemming Thompson (Bob/Dad/Papa/Uncle Bobby) was born May 10, 1927, and passed away January 4, 2019. According to his wishes, Bob was cremated. A memorial service will be held November 23 at 1 p.m. at Saulters Funeral Home in Prentiss. Bob loved a good story and we will tell some. GOD blesses us with good…

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Edward Matthew Melzer

Edward Matthew Melzer, 84, of St. Augustine, Florida, passed away November 7, 2019, at Flagler Hospital with his family by his side. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and grew up in the St. Augustine area. Edward graduated from Hastings High School in 1953 and married Betty Leonardy in 1954. For four years, he served…

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VW Ballard

Funeral services for VW Bsllard were held Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello, with burial following in the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Sontag. Bro. Glenn Hilton officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mr. VW Ballard, 85, of Monticello, passed from this life Monday, September 30, 2019,…

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Allen Ray Fitzhugh, Jr.

Mr. Allen Ray Fitzhugh Jr., 47, of Oakvale, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Ashbury Hospice in Hattiesburg. He was born December 17, 1971, in Hattiesburg to Allen and Benny Hilburn Fitzhugh Sr. Allen enjoyed drawing, music, yard work with flowers, and anything pertaining to the western life. Most of all, he loved reading…

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Audrey Wayne “Bill” Jones

Audrey Wayne “Bill” Jones was born May 8, 1929, in Camden to the parentage of the late Edward and Mary Ethelyn Singleton Jones. He was the second oldest of seven children who would later be known as the Magnificent Seven. Upon graduating from Conway Vocational High School in Leake County, Audrey was drafted into the…

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Mark Duane Buchanan

Mr. Mark Duane Buchanan, 56, of Monticello, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at his residence in Monticello. He was born October 24, 1963, in Jackson to Delmus Ray and Shelby Cooper Buchanan. Memorial services were held Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Bethel Baptist Church in Monticello. Brother Phillip Alford was the officiant. Mark…

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Jean Cody Williams

Jean Cody Williams, 91, passed away October 21, 2019, in Metairie, Louisiana. She was born in Crystal Springs and lived in Metairie. She was the mother of Alana Williams, Ronald G. Williams (Dawna) and Cheryl Sills Fricke. She was the grandmother of Kimberly Parrott, Karyssa Letourneau, Christopher Williams, Rachael Williams and Melissa DeGrado. She was…

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Linda Mae Pippin

Mrs. Linda Mae Pippin, 79, of Monticello, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Lawrence County Nursing Center in Monticello. She was born November 10, 1939, in Laurel to Elson George and Earshel L. Smith Boutwell. Services were held Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Wilson Funeral Home with graveside services following in Antioch United Methodist…

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Joan Parkman

Graveside services for Mrs. Joan Parkman were held Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Monticello City Cemetery. Mrs. Joan Parkman, 73, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Aspen of Brookhaven in Brookhaven. Reverend Kenneth Roberts officiated. Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Joan Carol Parkman was born April 12, 1946 in Pascagoula…

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Lawrence J. “Larry” Dickson

Mr. Lawrence J. “Larry” Dickson, 65, of Monticello, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Lawrence County Nursing Center in Monticello. He was born September 3, 1954, in Brookhaven to Lawrence B. and Joan Cox Dickson. Services were held Monday, November 4, 2019, at Bethel Baptist Church in Monticello with no graveside services. He was…

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