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Area Obituaries

Jeanette Foster

Jeanette Foster, 87, of Monticello, passed away peacefully at her home on Jan. 20, 2024. Jeanette was born on Oct. 24, 1936. in Monticello to Marvin Farmer and Lizzie Lee Smith Farmer, of Monticello. A Celebration of Life was held Jan. 24 at New Zion Baptist Church. Bro. Jeff Davis officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home…

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Ray Lavelle Nations

Funeral services for Ray Lavelle Nations were held Jan. 27, 2024, at Saulters Moore Funeral Home, with interment following in the W.W. Scarborough Family Cemetery in Silver Creek. Bro. Lynn Nations officiated. Mr. Nations, 76, passed away Jan. 23 at Merit Health Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg. Saulters Moore Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.…

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Louise H. Price

Louise H. Price, 88, of Jayess, passed away Jan. 16, 2024, at Lawrence County Nursing Center in Monticello. Louise was born April 1, 1935, in Jayess to Hoover J. and Martha Peavy Hammond. A funeral service was held Jan. 26 at Forest Grove Methodist Protestant Church in Jayess. Graveside service followed at the church cemetery.…

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Donald Thomas Reid

Donald Thomas Reid, of Monticello, passed from this life on Jan. 24, 2024. A funeral service was held Jan. 28 at Monticello Methodist Protestant Church in Monticello, with burial following in Bethshan Cemetery in Monticello. Bro. Marc Williams and Bro. Matt Lambert officiated. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Donald was born April…

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Lee Roy Renfroe Jr.

Lee Roy (Bud) Renfroe Jr., 96, of Jayess, passed away Jan. 20, 2024, at Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb. Mr. Renfroe was born Nov. 2, 1927, in Jayess to Mattie Tullis Renfroe and Lee Roy Renfroe Sr. A funeral service was held Jan. 25 at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello. Bro. Wendell Davis officiated.…

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Lee Vernel Thompson

Funeral services were held Jan. 27, 2024, at Ruby K. Johnson Chapel, Prentiss, for Lee Vernel “Rat” Thompson, 81, who passed away Jan. 13 at his residence. Rev. Thad Easter officiated, with interment following in Progress Church of God in Christ Cemetery, Prentiss. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Thompson is the…

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Grover C. Cato

Funeral services were held Jan. 20, 2024, at North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, New Hebron, for Grover C. Cato, 71, who passed away Jan. 12 at his residence. Rev. Moses Johnson officiated, with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He is the son of the late M.…

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Pallie Ann Collins

Funeral services were held Jan. 20, 2024, at Taylorhill Baptist Church, New Hebron, for Pallie Ann Collins, 63, who passed away Jan. 10 at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson. Rev. Robert McDuffey officiated, with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She is the daughter of the late O.…

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Val Cummings

On Jan. 13, 2024, Val Cummings passed peacefully at the age of 74 after having suffered a stroke on New Year’s Day. Val was born at home on April 14, 1949, in Sontag. By all standards, she led a rich and full life. She was a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was also…

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William David Garrett Jr.

William David Garrett Jr. passed away on Jan. 19, 2024, at his residence. He was born on Feb. 13, 1947, to the late William David Garrett Sr. and Donzie Thornhill Garrett Williamson. David lived most of his life in Monticello. He moved during his childhood to various places, such as Miami, Fla.; Corpus Christi, Texas;…

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