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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.

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.

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. 


Charles Owen Green

Charles Owen Green, 88, a resident of Mendenhall, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018, at Strong River Villas in Mendenhall. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at Calvary Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Mize. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m.

Glenda Faye Stewart

Glenda Faye Stewart, 70, of Mize, passed away Wednesday, September 12.

Visitation was held on  September 13, 2018, at  Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Magee.

Funeral services was held Friday, September 14, 2018, at  Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee in Magee.  Burial followed at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Joyce Ann James Hobbs

Joyce Ann James Hobbs, age 57, departed this life on September 26 at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland, MS. Services for Ms. Hobbs will be Saturday, October 6, 11 a.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, in Magee. Ms. Hobbs’ final resting place will be Gregory Cemetery in Magee.

Jeanna Renae Sartain

Jeanna Renae Sartain, 59, died Wednesday, September 19. She was born Sunday, August 23, 1959.

Visitation was held on Monday, September 24, 2018, at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.

Mendenhall Tigers win 21-22


The Mendenhall Tigers remain perfect but had their biggest scare of the season last Friday against the Northeast Lauderdale Trojans. The Tigers entered the game still missing a key playmaker in Michael Simmons Jr., but Tabuiz Camper was active after being sidelined for last week’s contest.

Arrest Reports 10-4-2018

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 18 arrests from September 24 to October 1.

The SCSO reported the following additional arrests: disturbance of family (2), switch tag, warrant (2), no insurance (2), work program (5), hold, DUI, court order, ATV on roadway, false pretense, domestic assault, and domestic violence.

Jerry W. White

Jerry W. White passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018, at Forrest General Hospital. He was born on December 25, 1944, to the late Warren Solomon and Maxie Lucille (Graves) White. 


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.