Betty Lou Brown

Betty Lou Brown, 74, of Harrisville, passed from this life Tuesday April 2, 2019.  She was born Monday, June 12, 1944.

Visitation was held on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 11a.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mendenhall.

Ruth E. Gehrig

Ruth E. Gehrig passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019, at Hillcrest Nursing Center.   She was born on March 13, 1931, to the late Alvin Lewis Fenning and Belva (Woodruff) Fenning in Indiana.

Ruth was a retired art teacher.  She was a member of Mendenhall United Methodist Church.

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Don Gregory Sayles


Don Gregory Sayles departed this life March 24 in Jackson. Services were Saturday, March 30, at Cynthia COCHUSA, Jackson, MS. Final resting home is Natchez Trace Cemetery. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.


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Carlos Ray Dollar

Carlos Ray Dollar, 76, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019, shortly after being diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer after overcoming prostate cancer in 2018.

A husband, Dad and Papa, Ray is remembered by his family as a man of great integrity and strength. He was humble and always put his family before himself.

G. B. Cole

G.B. Cole, 82, of Florence passed away Friday March 22, 2019. He was born Sunday, September 13, 1936.

Visitation was on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 25, 2019, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall. Burial followed at New Home Baptist Church Cemetery.

Addie M. Shoemake

Addie M. Shoemaker, 80, of Mendenhall, died Friday, March 29, 2019, at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg, Miss. She was born Monday, December 19, 1938.

Visitation was held on Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.

Hershel D. Dollar

Hershel D. Dollar, 77, passed on to be with his Lord on November 13, 2018, at a local Chattanooga Alzheimer’s Facility.

He was born on August 2, 1941, in Magee, where he was raised on the farm.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lavonne Dollar, and father, Carlos “Red” Dollar, and brother, Paul David.

Robert Devin, Sr.

Funeral services for Chief Rabbi and Spiritual Leader Robert Devine, Sr. were Thursday March 21, 2019, at 12 noon at the Mississippi Forestry & Agriculture Museum Auditorium, 1150 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS.

Rabbi Devine passed Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Burial was in HOIHCC Burial Grounds on Devine Lane in Braxton, MS.