Mike V. Ferrell

Mike V. Ferrell passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the age of 53 at his residence. He was born on September 29, 1964, to Pete and Barbara (Kelly) Ferrell in Jackson, MS.

Emma Weathersby Smith

Emma Weathersby Smith, age 84, departed this life on April 27, 2018 at University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Services for Mrs. Smith will be Wednesday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel of Magee.







Ephriam Charles, Owens, Jr.

Services for Mr. Ephriam Charles Owens, Jr. will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson. The final resting place for Mr. Owens is Autumn Woods Cemetery, Northside Drive, Jackson.







Barbara Jean Alexander

Barbara Jean Alexander, age 77, departed this life on April 24, 2018 at Forest Hill Nursing Home.





A service for Ms. Alexander was held Saturday, April 28 at 11 a.m. at Word of Worship, Jackson. Her final resting place is Garden Memorial Cemetery, Hwy 49, Jackson.

James Derrick Alexander

James Derrick Alexander, age 67, departed this life on April 23, 2018 at his home.





A service for Mr. Alexander was held Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home, Utica. His final resting place is Barridge Cemetery, Learned, MS.

Willie Dean, Jr.

Mr. Willie Dean, Jr., age 70, departed this life on April 22, 2018 at his home.





Services were held Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. at Seven Springs U.M. Church, Byram. The final resting place for Mr. Dean is Bracey Cemetery, Raymond.

Jones Ray Fitzhugh

Jones Ray Fitzhugh, 75, died on April 24, 2018, in Simpson County, Mississippi. Mr. Fitzhugh was born on August 1, 1942, in Scott County, Mississippi to his parents J.C. and Christine Fitzhugh.



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.