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Crashes decrease

The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its 2018 Fourth of July enforcement period which began Tuesday, July 3, at 12:01 a.m. and ended Wednesday, July 4, at midnight. Throughout the period, MHP issued 4594 citations with 41 DUI arrests.








Lee dies suddenly

Simpson County lost a valued member of the community on July 4. Marvin Earl Lee passed away, leaving behind his loving wife Thelma Lee, and two sons, Dexter and Marcus Lee.  Lee was a devoted husband, loving father, educator, resource, and friend to many.



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Geraldine Creason

Geraldine Creason, 70, of Braxton, died Friday. She was born Friday, October 17, 1947.

Visitation was held on Monday, June 18, 2018, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.



Cornelius Payton Jr.

Mr. Cornelius Payton, Jr., age 57, departed this life on June 27, 2018. Services for Mr. Payton will be Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Westhaven Funeral Home in Jackson. Mr. Payton’s final resting place will be Autumn Woods Cemetery, Northside Drive, Jackson, MS. Services are entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral of Magee.

 


Bethany James

Bethany Hannah James passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Magee General Hospital at the age of 26.  She was born on December 29, 1991, to Charles and Melinda (Anderson) James.


Vicki Lynn King Bailey

Vicki Lynn King Bailey, 51, of Mendenhall, passed away Tuesday at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee with burial in Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery.


Grady Earl Travis

Grady Earl Travis passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018.  He was born on November 9, 1920, to Charles Butler Travis and Georgia Mae Glenn in Magnolia, MS.

Grady served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers and retired from HP Drilling.


Jerry Jones Stringer

Jerry Jones Stringer, 83, of Magee, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018, at The Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. She was born Wednesday, February 20, 1935.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.


Patsie Ann Thompson

Patsie Ann Thompson, 75, of Mendenhall passed away Thursday at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

 Funeral services were held June 23, 2018, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Mendenhall. Burial followed in Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.


Louise ‘Lucy’ Prince Butler

Louise “Lucy” Prince Butler, 76, of Magee,  died Sunday at Magee General Hospital.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Magee, with services following at 4 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Burial was in Sharon Presbyterian Cemetery.



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Sheriff reports of 41 accidents

By PAT BROWN,

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. 





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Sheriff reports of 41 accidents

By PAT BROWN,

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. 




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