John West Cox

John West Cox was born on April 4, 1925, in Henry, Tennessee. A United States Navy veteran and a highly educated engineer, he continued to work in the field of nuclear engineering, structural engineering, and aerospace engineering.

Willie Jean Shorter

Willie Jean Shorter, 87, of Braxton, died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital. She was born Saturday, September 6, 1930.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church in Braxton. Burial  followed in New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall handled  arrangements.

Irene Lofton Magee

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Lofton Magee, 103, Magee, ( St. Peter Church Community) were held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. from the St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, Magee.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Pastor Troy L.

Ray Hall

Mr. Ray Hall, 88, a US Army veteran, of Mt. Olive, passed away May 17, 2018, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Jackson, Miss. 

Services were held in the chapel of  Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mount Olive on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 1 p.m. with interment following in Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Charles James

Charles James departed this life on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Hylander, Pennsylvania.







Services are incomplete at this time.

Services and arrangements are entrusted to Westhaven Funeral Home of Magee.


Terrence Montae Terry

Terrence Montae Terry, age 29, departed this life on May 6, 2018, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Services were held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1 p.m. at New Jerusalem M.B. Church, Jackson. Mr. Terry’s final resting place is Salem M.B. Church Centery, Midway Road, Jackson.

Clayton Earl Henderson

Clayton Earl Henderson, age 45, departed this life on May 4, 2018 at his home in Jackson.

Services were held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Westhaven Funeral Home, Jackson. Mr. Henderson’s final resting place is at the Military Cemetery in Newton.

M.L. Flowers

M.L. Flowers, age 85, departed this life on April 27, 2017 in Fullertown, CA.

Services were held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Friendship M.B. Church, Collins. Mr. Flower’s final resting place is in the church cemetery.

Services and arrangements were entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.




Area high schools have chosen their top graduates for special honors at graduation ceremonies across the county this month.  They will be recognized and speak to audiences at those ceremonies.