Obituaries

Joann Thompson Smith

Joann Thompson Smith, 75, of Mendenhall, passed from this life to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 11, 2019. She was born Tuesday, March 7, 1944.

Visitation was held on Monday, August 12, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Mendenhall.




Helen Kent Watkins

Helen Kent Watkins, 84, of Simpson County passed away Monday, August 5, 2019, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. She was born Monday, June 10, 1935.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements (601) 849-5031.


Randy Wade

Randy Wade passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at his home.  He was born on February 5, 1959,  to James Wade and Carolyn (Whigham) Wade in Jackson, MS.



Kim Grubbs Hall

On Sunday, August 4, 2019, our beloved Kim gained her angel wings surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on August 30, 1958, to Billy Wilson Grubbs (Joyce) and Rebecca (Adams) Milling in Jackson, MS.


Liam Woods

Liam Woods passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at the age of 9 years old. He was born on November 24, 2009, in San Mateo, CA.

Liam had many joys in his life. Among them were baseball, soccer, riding go-carts and gardening.  He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.



Tim Cruise

Tim Cruise, 70, of Mt. Olive, Miss., passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Prentiss Regional Hospital in Prentiss. He was born Friday, December 24, 1948.




Katherine Williams

Katherine Williams, 93, of Mize, Miss., died Monday July 29, 2019, at Magee General Hospital.

Visitation was held Friday, August 2, 2019,  at New Sardis Baptist Church in Mt. Olive with funeral services following at the church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee handled arrangements.


Mary Gayle Donnell

Mary Gayle Donnell, 89, of Mendenhall passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019. This lovely, kind and gracious lady was born in the D’Lo Hospital on June 17, 1930.

Visitation was held on Monday, August 5, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at First Baptist Church of Mendenhall.


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