Obituaries


James Hiram Smith

James Hiram Smith, 83, of Mendenhall,  passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home, on Friday, August 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family in Mendenhall. He was born Friday, May 15, 1936.

Visitation was held on Monday, August 26, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Mendenhall.



Frankie Lou Hankins

Frankie Lou Hankins, 74, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on August 19, 2019, in Jackson, Mississippi.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Mendenhall United Pentecostal Church in Mendenhall with Brother George Owens officiating.


Theodoshia Josephine Thompson

Theodoshia (Docia) Josephine Thompson, 65, of Magee died Thursday, August 15, at her home in White Oak, Miss. 

Visitation was on Sunday evening, August 18, 2019, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Magee.

Services were held Monday, August 19, 2019, at the funeral home with burial in Everett Cemetery.



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.


Joy Parker

Joy Lee Gray-Parker Robinson died August 14, 2019.

She is survived by her son, William Eli Parker; daughter, Polly Robinson; brothers, Henry Eli Gray, Gerrard Gray, Johnny Gray; sisters, Marie Kelly, Naomi Crowell, Elaine Fuller, Pauline Pickle, Margaret Faye Biggs; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.



Dean McGovern

Dean was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  She had a large family that loved her dearly.  She had a loving heart and will be missed by all that knew her.


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Daryl Jackson

Daryl Jackson departed this life July 11 in Houston Texas. Services were Saturday, July 20, at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Magee. Final resting home is Greater Jackson Crematory. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.

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Hannah Brooke Hill

Hannah Brooke Hill, 24, of Byram, Miss., passed away August 11, 2019, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Visitation will be held August 14, 2019, 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Raleigh.


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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