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Nancy Winstead Craven

Nancy Winstead Craven, 86, of Magee, Mississippi, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. She was born Monday, December 28, 1931.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Magee.


Dr. Audrey Berry

Dr. Audrey Berry passed away at her residence on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the age of 80, in Scooba, MS.  She was born on September 28, 1938, to her parents, the late Robert and Esther Ellen (Wear) Partain, in Spiro, OK.

Dr. Berry, along with her late husband, had a long- time Chiropractic Clinic in Magee for many years.


Cornelius Jerome Jones

Today we mourn the passing of long time Simpson County resident and community leader Mr. Cornelius Jerome Jones (Aug. 12, 1944 - Oct. 11, 2018), beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and Civil Rights Veteran.  Mr. Jones passed on Thursday, October 11, in Mendenhall, MS.  He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife Esta P.


Bobby Carroll Grantham

Bobby Carroll Grantham, 76, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the University of MS Medical Center in Jackson. Visitation was Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. with the funeral service at First Baptist Church of Braxton. Burial followed at Braxton Cemetery.


Mary Nell Grantham

Mary Nell Grantham, 74, of Harrisville passed away on October 9, 2018.

Visitation was held on October 11, 2018, at the New Covenant Church in Harrisville.  Funeral services were held  October 12, 2018, at New Covenant Church with  burial following in Harrisville Cemetery.


Juanita Parish

Juanita Parish, 74, of Mount Olive, died Friday, October 12, 2018, at Hattiesburg Health and Rehab.

Visitation was held on Sunday, October 14, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 8p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mt. Olive.


Vida Whitley

Vida Whitley, 87, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018. She was born Friday, March 27, 1931.

Visitation was held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.



Diane Spikes

Diane Spikes, 72, of Pinola, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Magee General Hospital. She was born on April 7, 1946, to the late Cecil A. and Irene C. (Sullivan)  Spikes. 

Diane was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and her church family. 


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Samantha Keyes

Funeral services for Ms. Samantha Keyes, 40, Mount Olive/Magee, were held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at11a.m. from Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Olive.


Mable Ann Everett

Mable Ann Everett, 88, of Braxton, Mississippi, passed away Monday at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was born Thursday, September 11, 1930.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.


Mary Louise Stephenson

Mary Louise Stephenson, 69, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018, at her home in Florence surrounded by her loved ones. Visitation was Sunday, September 16, at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence from 12 noon until the 2 p.m. graveside service at Richland City Cemetery.



Bentley Reid Porter

Bentley Reid Porter, 11 months, of Bay Minette, Ala., died September 5, 2018, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 16, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall. Burial followed in New Home Baptist Church Cemetery.





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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. 



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