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Jimmy L. Creason

Jimmy L. Creason, 75, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019. He was born Monday, November 15, 1943.

Visitation was held on Saturday, June 15, 2019,  at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.


Marreta White Sparks

Marreta White Sparks was welcomed by her Savior into eternal life on June 11, 2019. She battled a courageous fight with Alzheimer’s Disease for the past eight years. She is now free from her sickness and disease, and no longer carries the burdens of this mortal life.


Regina D. Hobbs

Regina D. Hobbs departed this life June 12 at UMMC. Services are Saturday, June 22, 1 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, Cilberton Ave., Jackson. Final resting home is Davis Hill Church cemetery, Raymond. Services and arrangements are entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.


Jerry Williams

Jerry Williams passed away on Sunday, Jun 9, 2019.  He was born on April 25, 1941, to the late Chester Williams and Nettie Walley Williams.


Bobbye Patterson

Bobbye Jean Patterson, 83, passed June 10, 2019. She was born on September 8, 1935, to Robert C. and Virdue Turner Bounds.

Bobbye is survived by her son, Tim Patterson and his wife Betsy; sister, Carolyn Martin; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.


Administrator answers, Why we are paying two sheriffs?

By RHUEL DICKINSON,

Election of local officials is a serious matter; most elected officials are elected for a four-year term.  They remain in office until the end of the term unless they resign, retire, die or are removed for some legal reason.  Elected officials are not required to earn or take vacation or sick leave; they serve in their elective position regardl








Arrest Reports 6-6-19

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 17 arrests from May 27 to June 3.

Anthony Bradford of 222 North Oak Mize MS was arrested in May 31 and charged with trafficking controlled substances.

Gary Walker of Lishman Road Braxton MS was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.



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Justice Court and Municipal Judge Eugene Knight Resigns

By MARLAN JONES,

Municipal Judge of Magee Eugene Knight turned in his resignation letter on June 21. Mayor Dale Berry confirmed that Knight’s resignation will become effective June 30. Knight has served as Magee’s municipal judge since May of 2003.Berry said, “There are no improprieties in the City of Magee concerning Judge Knight.




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Imogene Muse

Mrs. Imogene Muse, 93, passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Villa South Assisted Living in Florence. Family and friends gathered at Bethany First United Methodist Church in D’Lo  on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 3 p.m. to celebrate her life. 


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Abbie Lomax Little

Abbie Lomax Little departed this life May 31 at her home. Services were Saturday, June 8, at New Dimensions Ministries, Jackson. Final resting home is Hazlehurts City Cemetery, Sinclair St., Hazlehurst. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.

Roderick D. Brown


Hattie Laura Smith

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she can laugh at the time to come” Proverbs 31:25.

On June 1, 2019, our beloved Hattie Laura Smith went to her heavenly home. Her faith was sufficient, her course was complete, her job well done.

She was born on May 11, 1932, to John and Ina Roberts McLendon.


Lonzo ‘Lonnie’ J. Craft

Lonzo "Lonnie" J. Craft, 82, of Mendenhall passed from this life Friday at G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He was born Wednesday, May 19, 1937.

Visitation was held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the Kennedy Springs Baptist Church in Magee.


Rev. Harry Gipson

Rev. Harry Noble Gipson, 70, formerly of Brandon and Braxton, MS, passed away on June 6, 2019. He was born June 22, 1948, the son of the late Rev. J. N. and Minnie Lee Gipson. 


Marilyn Hardin

Mrs. Marilyn Jane Hardin, 83, went to be with the Lord following a car wreck on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at University of MS Medical Center in Jackson, MS. The family received friends for visitation on Friday, June 7, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence and again Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m.


Jimmy L. Creason

Jimmy L. Creason, 75, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019. He was born Monday, November 15, 1943.

Visitation was held on Saturday, June 15, 2019,  at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.


Marreta White Sparks

Marreta White Sparks was welcomed by her Savior into eternal life on June 11, 2019. She battled a courageous fight with Alzheimer’s Disease for the past eight years. She is now free from her sickness and disease, and no longer carries the burdens of this mortal life.


Regina D. Hobbs

Regina D. Hobbs departed this life June 12 at UMMC. Services are Saturday, June 22, 1 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, Cilberton Ave., Jackson. Final resting home is Davis Hill Church cemetery, Raymond. Services and arrangements are entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.


Jerry Williams

Jerry Williams passed away on Sunday, Jun 9, 2019.  He was born on April 25, 1941, to the late Chester Williams and Nettie Walley Williams.


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