Obituaries


Elizabeth Dianne Kennedy

Funeral Services for Mrs. Elizabeth Dianne Kennedy will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 12, 2018, at Saulters Funeral Home Chapel in Prentiss. Mrs. Kennedy passed away from this life on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in Mendenhall. Interment will follow in Bassfield Cemetery.



Dorothy Hollingsworth

Dorothy Hollingsworth went to her heavenly home on January 9, 2018, at Simpson General Hospital at the age of 81. She was born to her parents William and Dorothy Pierce Strobel in Philadelphia, PA.


David Edward Carruth

David Edward Carruth passed away December 27, 2017, after living a long, happy life in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida beginning in 1976. He graduated from the University of South Florida and spent his career working in the pharmaceutical manufacturing and services industry.



Claudette Weems

Claudette Weems, 77, of Braxton, Mississippi, died Monday at her home in Braxton, Mississippi. She was born Thursday, July 25, 1940.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements. (601) 847-4401.


Sarah Jean Morton

Graveside services for Sarah Jean Morton were Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. from Linwood Cemetery in Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Ms. Morton, 81, of D’Lo, MS, died Friday, January 5, 2018. 



Dick Sawyer

Willie L. Sawyer, Jr. went to his heavenly home on Sunday, January 7, 2018. He was born on October 19, 1920, to Willie L. Sawyer, Sr. and Lucy Abret Risher Sawyer. 

Dick loved spending quality time with his family, especially Sunday afternoons.  


James Earl Cone

James Earl Cone passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at his residence. He was born on March 16, 1937, to Burnace James Cone and Jamsie Thurman Cone. 




Louie D. Styron, Sr.

Louie D. Styron Sr., 84, of Richland, died Friday at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Jackson. He was born Friday, November 24, 1933.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.


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