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.

Sara B. Laird

Sara B. Laird, 72, of D’Lo, passed away Monday at Bedford Nursing Home in Mendenhall. She was born Saturday, August 4, 1945 in Sumrall.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 10-11 a.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mendenhall.

Frances Earl Mason

Frances Earl Mason, 83, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Magee, MS.  Funeral Services were 1pm Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS.  Burial was in Glenwood Memorial Park in Richland, MS. 


Joseph Alexander Montgomery

Mr. Montgomery, 74, passed from this life on Monday, April 16, 2018. He was born March 23, 1944 in Kosciusko, Ms.  Mr. Montgomery is survived by his wife Joyce Montgomery; 8 children; 17 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters Maggie Dendy Withers and Mary Outlaw. Mr.



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.