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Community Calendar 5-16-2019

May 17

Simpson County Ag Appreciation Day will be held on Friday, May 17, at the Simpson County Tech Center from 4-7 p.m.  Included are information on farm safety and a petting zoo.  Ribeye steak sandwiches with chips, drink and dessert will be sold.  The event is sponsored by SCTC FFA/MSU Extension Office.

May 17-18


James Gary McLendon

James Gary McLendon passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, at UMMC in Jackson, MS.   He was born on January 10, 1942, to his parents, the late D.W. and Sarah Elizabeth Grantham McLendon. 

Ladamien Chrishawn Ducksworth

Ladamien Chrishawn Ducksworth departed this life on May 4 in Covington County. Services are Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Magee. Public viewing is Friday, May 10, 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home. Final resting home is Mt. Zion Jr. Church Cemetery, Mt.

Floyd Bennett Sartin

Floyd Bennett Sartin, Sr. 91, of Mt. Olive, MS, passed away Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Collins, MS. He was born Tuesday, December 13, 1927.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at the New Hope Baptist Church in Mount Olive, MS

Bench dedicated in Everett’s memory

Appropriately on Mother’s Day, May 12, Mable Everett’s former Hiawatha Sub-District MYF Kids donated and dedicated a park bench in her memory at the Mable Everett Park in Braxton. MYF Kids include, front, from left, Barbara Welch Fuller, Janice Sherman Brien, Melba Anderson Watkins, Verna Welch Hanna; middle, Patricia Everett Richmond, Rev.

Jimmy Lee Huddlestone

Jimmy Lee Huddlestone departed this life April 13 at St. Dominic Hospital. Services were Saturday, April 20, Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, of Magee. Final resting place is Gregory Cemetery, Magee. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral of Home of Magee.






Pamela Grace Bankston

Pamela Grace Bankston, 54, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed from this life to her heavenly life on Sunday, April 21, 2019, at her home in Mendenhall. She was born Wednesday, July 8, 1964.

Visitation was held on Monday, April 22, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Main Street Baptist Church in Mendenhall.

James V. Gibbons

James V. Gibbons passed away on April 17, 2019, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Odis Gibbons and Etoile (Blakeney) Gibbons .


Justice Court and Municipal Judge Eugene Knight Resigns


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.


School board delays election

After years of complying with restrictive hiring practices, the Simpson County School Board has issued payment to the law firm of Adams and Reese in conjunction with settlement of the court ordered consent decree from which the county has finally been released.