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Community Calendar 5-16-2019

May 17

Simpson County Ag Appreciation Day will be held on Friday, May 17, at the Simpson County Tech Center from 4-7 p.m.  Included are information on farm safety and a petting zoo.  Ribeye steak sandwiches with chips, drink and dessert will be sold.  The event is sponsored by SCTC FFA/MSU Extension Office.

May 17-18


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.


Shirley Ann Morrell Sanford

Shirley Ann Morrell Sanford, 59, of Laurel, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday March 13, 2019. She was born Friday, May 29, 1959.

Visitation and funeral service were held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mt. Olive.

Sarah Joyce Hubbard King

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Joyce Hubbard King, 69, Magee, will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Moriah Church.  Visitation will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Reeves Funeral Home, Mount Olive,  6 until 8 p.m.  Contact Reeves Funeral Home for updated funeral arrangements:  601-797-3921.  



Penny Hayes

Funeral services for Mrs. Penny Hayes, Hattiesburg, MS, will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 11a.m. from Lilly Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Olive.  Visitation will be on Friday evening 6-8 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home,  601-797-3921.





Lester Eugene Ivy Jr.

Lester Eugene Ivy Jr., 39, of Mabelvale, Arkansas, passed from this life to his heavenly home on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Texarkana, Texas. He was born Saturday, July 14, 1979.

Visitation was held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.

Lovetta Jeralene Peacock

Lovetta Jeralene Peacock, 85, of Braxton, passed away April 28, 2019, at her home.

Visitation was held on May 2, 2019, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Mendenhall.

Services were held May 3, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial followed in Braxton City Cemetery.

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.

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.


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.