Area Obituaries

Tomas (Tommie) Walker

Graveside services were held June 30, 2020, at Oak Ridge M.B. Church, New Hebron, for Tomas (Tommie) Walker, 68, who died Monday, June 22, 2020, at his residence. Rev. Moses Johnson officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Walker was born in Simpson County to M. L. and Rosie Walker. He joined…

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Willie Toney

Funeral services were held July 3, 2020, at China Lee M.B. Church, Silver Creek, for Willie Toney, 71, who died Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson. Rev. Johnnie Williams officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home handled arrangements. Mr. Toney was born to the late Clara…

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Arthur H. King

Funeral services for Arthur H. King were held July 6, 2020, at New Hope Baptist Church in Monticello, with burial following in the church cemetery. Bro. Kevin Crosier officiated with Wilson Funeral Home handling arrangements. Mr. King, 95, of Monticello, passed from this life on July 2 at the Aspen of Brookhaven Living Center. He…

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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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