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Community Calendar -12-12-2019

December 14

Gospel Sing Saturday, December 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Sanford Community Center, 663 Old Highway 49 Sanford. Featuring Harvest Quartet, Hickory Ridge and The  Faithway Singers. Free admission. A love offering will be received. For more info call 601-765-6485.

December 15

Thumbs Up

To Magee’s work crew who came out and patched the big hole on First Street by the Magee Courier.

Willie Earl McNair

Funeral services for Mr. Willie Earl McNair, 74, Magee, MS were held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 1PM from Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Magee, MS.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Pastor Ralph Walker officiated the services.  Reeves Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Olive, MS was in charge of the arrangements.

Carsie Newsome

Brother Carsie Newsome was born June 23, 1936 to the late Walter and Lula Berry Newsome in Simpson County. Carsie was married to the late Katie Lee Forest Newsome for 59 years. Ten children were born to their union. Two daughters, one grandson, one great granddaughter, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Simpson Basketball Roundup

Simpson played three games last week against the Laurel Knight Hawks, Leake Academy, and

Copiah Academy.

Girls Games Leake Academy

Leake 53 Simpson 49-Scoring for Simpson were Anna Claire Walker with 17 points, Alissa

Brewer 14, Gracie Bowen 8, T K Catchings 8, and Ma’Nia Womack 2. The loss dropped

Anthony Q. Dur

Anthony Q. Durr (a.k.a. Tony) was the oldest of five born to Rosie Lee Durr and the late James Hayes on August 25, 1961. He was called home on November 24, 2019. Anthony was a resident of Magee, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his dad.

Minnie Lou Bryd Langston

Minnie Lou Byrd Langston was born on July 5, 1943, in New Hebron, Mississippi. She was the oldest of 11 children reared by Charlie Byrd and Viola Davis Byrd. On Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Canon Hospice in Gulfport, Mississippi, Minnie was called to join the Savior.

Braxton Neal Stewart

Braxton Neal Stewart, 7, of Brandon, Mississippi, passed away December 3, 2019. He was born March 5, 2012.

Visitation was held on Saturday, December 7, 2019,  at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.

Christopher Gerald Puckett

Christopher Gerald Puckett passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. He was born on September 12, 1975 to the late Cecil Puckett and Geraldine (Earles) Easterling.

Chris is survived by his mother, Geraldine “Geri” Earles Easterling; sister, Kimberly (Puckett) Easterling, and a niece, Abigail Easterling.


Christmas Tour Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Ollie Mayhall BYW of the First Baptist Church of Magee is hosting a Christmas Tour Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 2-4 PM.  The Raynold and Tiffany Kinslow home, The Russell building including the offices and apartment of Debra and Jonathan Styron, and Hopewell Presbyterian Church are included on the tour.  Tickets are $10 and may be purchase


Missing Person Found

Interim Sheriff Greg Reynolds reported on Tuesday April 23 2019, an area search was conducted for Elizabeth Barker. The search was extensive and included several local and state agencies. The search concluded at approximately 8:30 p.m. Barker was found on April 24 at approximately 8:00 a.m. at or near the family home.


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.