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Bonnie Faye McAlpin

Bonnie Faye McAlpin, 83, of Magee, Mississippi, died Monday at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Magee.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Mize.

Lois Sullivan

Lois Sullivan, 90, of Magee, Mississippi, passed from this life Monday at Hillcrest N.H. in Magee. She was born Tuesday, May 10, 1927.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.

Sandra Logan Russell

Sandra Logan Russell, 69, departed this world into the arms of her loving Father on February 15, 2018. She was welcomed into her heavenly home by her parents, Jesse and Bertha McMillan Logan, her son, Christopher Russell, her brother, James Padgett, and a host of relatives and friends.


Fire claims lives of two


A structure fire claimed two lives early Monday morning.

Simpson County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Chris Wallace said that an emergency call was made at 5:32 a.m. reporting a structure fire. Deputies, along with the Magee Fire Department, were dispatched to Rodney Sullivan Road in the Saratoga community.

Simmons, Floyd to wed Feb. 3

Ashley Nicole Simmons, daughter of Tony and Nannette Simmons of Mize, a 2004 graduate of Mize Attendance Center, graduated nursing school at Jones County Junior College in 2008.  She received a bachelor’s of science in nursing from William Carey University in 2012, and masters of science in nursing from University of South Alabama in 2015.


Marie Sullivan Palmer

A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Marie Sullivan Palmer went to be with her Lord and Savior in the early morning hours on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Visitation is 4pm-7pm today, Sunday February 4, 2018 and again 10am Monday at First Baptist Church of Byram where Mrs. Palmer was a faithful member.

Carolyn J. Matthews

Carolyn J. Matthews, 69, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, died Sunday in Jackson, MS. She was born Friday, June 25, 1948 in Douglas, Arizona.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.

Robertr Lee Williams, Jr

Robert Lee Williams, Jr. passed away peacefully on Monday, February 5, 2018. He was born June 25, 1930, in D'lo MS. 

He is survived by his son, Ronald Gary Williams (Dawna); daughter, Gwendolyn Alana Williams; grandchildren, Christopher, Rachael Williams and Melissa DeGrado. 

Jessie James Davis

Services for Mr. Jessie James Davis were held Saturday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. 
Mr. Davis was laid to rest in St. Church Cemetery in Utica. Services and arrangements were entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home, Magee. 

Bowden Williams

Bowden Williams, 75, of Magee, Mississippi, died Monday at his home in Magee. He was born Monday, November 9, 1942.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery in Magee. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements. (601) 849-5031.

Elsie Ruth Barlow

Elsie Ruth Barlow, 91, of Brandon, Mississippi, died Thursday at Hospice Ministries Ridgeland. She was born Monday, March 29, 1926.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.


Body found and identified

At approximately 4 a.m. Monday, November 20, the Magee Police Department responded to a call describing a dead body near the Highway 28 West and Highway 49 intersection.

Assistant Chief Joey Womack explained that a body was lying in the road not far from the CEFCO and Texaco service stations.

Sheriff reports of 41 accidents


Sheriff Donald O’Cain reported there were a total of 41 dispatches of vehicles that were called in for vehicles that slid from the roadway. 

Tuesday evening a fuel truck turned over on Highway 49 near D’Lo the sheriff reported it was empty.  There was also a log truck that turned over near Pinola.