Area Obituaries

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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Alice Mae Dufrene Dempster

Graveside service for Alice Mae Dufrene Dempster was held May 26, 2020, at New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Dempster, 79, of Monticello, passed from this life May 23, 2020, in Loranger, La. She was born in Mathews, La., on January 25, 1941, to her parents,…

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Paula Grace Cobb

Funeral services for Paula Grace Cobb were Friday, May 22, 2020, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Sontag. Burial followed in the Shiloh Cemetery in Sontag. Bro. David Caves and Bro. Jimmy Smith officiated the services with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Cobb, 54, of Sontag, passed from this life on Tuesday,…

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Melba June Berry

Melba June Berry, 80, of Monticello, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 23, 2020. The family held a private church service on May 27, followed by a graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookhaven. Moore Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Berry was a member of New Hope Baptist…

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Howard Alexander

Howard Alexander was born to the late Lemmie and Lottie Carney Alexander on July 9, 1931, in Jayess. He changed his address and forever moved in with the king of his heart, Jesus, on April 25, 2020, at 8:26 p.m., at which time he immediately began to organize everything and plant flowers in his new…

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Joann Givens Ortega

Private graveside services for Joann Givens Ortega were held May, 15, 2020, at Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery in Monticello. Bro. Johnny Calcote officiated the services with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Joann Givens Ortega, 84, of Monticello, passed away peacefully May 11 at 8:53 p.m. at home with her children at her…

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W.B.(Bill) Barron

W.B. (Bill) Barron went home to be with the Lord on November 29, 2019, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. Mr. Barron was born April 19, 1929, in Rankin County and was the son of W.L. and Modena Barron. He was a member of First Baptist Church Florence for 50+ years. He was a loving…

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Helen Barber

Graveside services for Helen Barber were held May 14, 2020, at Wanilla Baptist Church Cemetery in Monticello. Bro. Billy Joe Deer officiated the services with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Helen, 85, of Monticello, passed from this life on May 11 at Silver Cross Health & Rehab in Brookhaven. Helen was born…

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