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Joe Garner, Sr.

Joe Garner, Sr. 75, of Raleigh, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020. He was born Tuesday, July 25, 1944.

Visitation was held on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.


School board looks at facility options

The board of the Simpson County School District called two special meetings prior to their regular board meeting on Jan. 9, each  with a specific purpose. One was to discuss the district’s use of ballfields for high school play in Magee.  The second meeting was to discuss the facilities use plan that had been produced by Bailey Consulting.






Schools to give park to Magee

The Simpson County School District may have the final word on the Washington Street Park, which the City of Magee has asked the district to transfer to them. 

A state law requires that if a school property no longer serves the needs of the community its ownership will revert to the school district.  






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WNV case reported

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports its first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2019. The reported case is in Smith County.

In 2018, Mississippi had 50 WNV cases and no deaths. The first case was reported in mid-July.



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






Buglars hit county

On February 29 at approximately 1 p.m. a resident on Heed Neely Road returned home and discovered that their front door had been kicked open and the burglars were still inside the home.




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Ruby D. Booth

Ruby D. Booth, 89, of Magee, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019. She was born Friday, August 22, 1930.

Visitation was held on September 10, 2019,  at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.


Donald Rex Kleeb

At home with his wife, Rev. Donald Rex Kleeb, 72, joined his Heavenly Father on Friday, September 27, 2019, after a battle with cancer.  Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the 12 noon memorial service on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, Miss.


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Lamar Terrell Hendrex

Lamar Terrell Hendrex departed this life August 10. Services were September 17 at Westhaven Funeral Home in Jackson. Final resting place is Cedar Lawn Cemeter. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.

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Carolyn Virginia Sullivan

Carolyn Virginia Sullivan, 82, of Magee, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Virginia was born Thursday, June 24, 1937.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.


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.


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.


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James Donald Lindsey

James Donald Lindsey departed this life October 30, 2019. Services and arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.

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Ann Tew Magee

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at the Mount Olive Presbyterian Church for Ann Tew Magee, 73, of Mount Olive, who passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019, in Jackson.

Interment was in the McNair Cemetery in Mount Olive. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mount Olive was in charge of the arrangements.


Ethel E. Terry

Ethel E. Terry, 103, of Laurel, Miss., passed away August 11, 2019, at her home there.

Visitation was held Tuesday morning, August 13, 2019, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.  Graveside services followed at 3 p.m. at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery in Jackson. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee handled arrangements.


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