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Alcohol to be on ballot

By PAT BROWN,

Whether Simpson County stays dry on goes wet will now be up to voters in November. 

The Simpson County Board of Supervisors approved placing the initiative on the ballot, which is a matter of protocol, for the General Election to be held November 5.  The county held a special meeting last Friday to approve the measure.



Nichols buried with full military honors

PFC Harvey Andrew Nichols joined the Army January 9, 1940, as a member of the 33rd Quartermaster Corps.  On December 8, 1941 Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands and intense fighting continued until May 6, 1942, when Corregidor fell.  Thousands of US and Filipino soldiers were taken prisoner, including many who were forced to endure t






Linda F. Canoy

Linda F. Canoy, 72, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at her home in Mendenhall, Mississippi. She was born Friday, July 4, 1947.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.


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Alcohol to be on ballot

By PAT BROWN,

Whether Simpson County stays dry on goes wet will now be up to voters in November. 

The Simpson County Board of Supervisors approved placing the initiative on the ballot, which is a matter of protocol, for the General Election to be held November 5.  The county held a special meeting last Friday to approve the measure.


Vigil set for 9 year old

A candlelight vigil will be held this Friday night to remember Megan Purser.

The event will be held at Goodwater Baptist Church, Magee,  at 7 p.m.  Megan was the victim of a tragedy which claimed her life on May 19 of this year. 


Missing person

Charlie Ray Dampeer

DOB: 17 Sept. 1948

70 YOA

Missing from a group home 219 Bass Road in Florence (Old Pearl Community) Simpson County

Last seen by staff, between the hours of 4AM and 6AM this morning.

Wearing a purple pullover shirt (polo)

Blue jeans

Brown loafers





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Hilda Rae Smith Roberts

Hilda Rae Smith Roberts, 76, of Magee passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2018, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Born February 9, 1942, she was the daughter of the late R.T. and Edith Rae Smith.


Mary Imogene Franklin

Mary Imogene Franklin, 89, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, died Sunday at her home in Mendenhall. She was born Sunday, January 20, 1929.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.


Dorothy Jean McNair

Funeral services for Ms. Dorothy Jean McNair, Magee, MS will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2019 at 12-Noon from Zionell CME Church, Magee, MS.  Visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, Mount Olive, MS Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 from 6 until 8PM.


Ms. Lila Bell Mack

Lila Bell Mack departed this life December 16, in Jackson. Services for Ms. Mack were Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Westhaven Funeral home, Jackson, MS.  Ms. Mack’s final resting place is Autumn Woods Cemetery, Northside Drive, Jackson.  Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.

 

 



Judy Carol Brown

Judy Carol Brown, 69, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019. She was born on January 22, 1949, to the late John Henry Brown and Ocie Audell (Sellers) Brown.

Judy is survived by brothers Harold Brown, Rickey Brown (Melinda), Regie Brown (Karon); sisters Betty McDonald, Patricia Ann McLeod and Connie Coley.


Mildred Lou Herchenhahn St. John

Mildred Lou Herchenhahn St. John, 88, of Magee, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was born Tuesday, March 11, 1930. Mildred was affectionately known by her friends and family as Mamma, Gran, and Mil, and spent her life serving the Lord through her service to others.




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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.


Geneva S. Palmer

Geneva S. Palmer, 84, of Mendenhall, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Magee General Hospital in Magee. She was born Thursday, March 7, 1935.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 11a.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home  in Mendenhall.


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.


James Robert Bankston

James Robert Bankston, 83, of Magee passed away Monday, April 22, at Magee General Hospital in Magee. He was born Saturday, May 11, 1935.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Dry Creek Baptist Church in Magee.


Mary McCoy Harris Hartley

Mary McCoy Harris Hartley, age 90, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019.  She was born on February 16, 1929, a daughter of the late Claude Sylvester and Laura Bell Jones McCoy. 

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, A. J. Harris, and husband of 7 years, John Hartley; six brothers and four sisters.


Martha Thames

Martha Smith Thames went to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on December 20, 1934, to Ray Kelly Smith and Emmai Gallman Smith in Drew, MS.


Hazel Lee Mangum Buckley

Hazel Lee Mangum Buckley, 94, of Brandon, Miss., passed away Monday, April 8, at Brandley House in Ocala, Florida.

Visitation and funeral services were held on Friday, April 12, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Mendenhall. Burial followed in Mendenhall City Cemetery.   Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall handled arrangements.


Linda L. Mason Ray

Linda L. Mason Ray, 68, of Pearl, Miss., passed away Monday, June 24, 2019, at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood, Miss.  She was born June 1, 1951 in Neshoba County, Miss.


Community Calendar 8-29-2019

August 29

2019 Simpson County Blood Bowl will be sponored by PriorityOne Bank on Thursday, August 29, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. MBS donor coach will be parked on Main Avenue in Magee by the bank. Donors will receive a t-shirt. Please bring ID.

September 1


Liam Woods

Liam Woods passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at the age of 9 years old. He was born on November 24, 2009, in San Mateo, CA.

Liam had many joys in his life. Among them were baseball, soccer, riding go-carts and gardening.  He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.


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Linda F. Canoy, 72, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at her home... READ MORE

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September 13 The final nights of the Nazareth M.B. Church fall revival will be Sept. 12-13, beginning at 7:15 each night with Pastor James Dampier of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.