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  • Graveside services for Sammye Ruth Ward, 76, were Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm in Pine Crest Cemetery, Dekalb, MS. Ms. Ward, a native of Kemper County, passed quietly in her sleep Wednesday morning, September 3, 2020. She was born on July 11, 1944 in Meridian, Mississippi and grew up in DeKalb, Mississippi, where her parents owned the local café and upholstery shop.
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Acts 1:6-8
    The context of our passage is the resurrected Lord Jesus speaking to his disciples before he ascends into heaven. He has been speaking to them with respect to the kingdom of God, and the gracious nature of it. In Luke 24 we read that he explained to them how the prophets wrote about his suffering and death.
  • Graveside services for William R. Sciple will be Thursday at 11:00 am at Chamberlain Cemetery, in Preston, MS. Bro. Jerry Bishop will be officiating. Stephens Funeral Home has been entrusted with his arrangements.

     
  • A graveside service for Jimmy Stovall was held Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. from Clarks Chapel Cemetery in Kemper County with Rev. Andrew Phillips officiating.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
  • Services for Billy Wayne Howell were held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020, from Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Caldwell and Rev. Joe Kitchens officiating.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.    
  • Graveside services for Wilber Sullivan were Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 10 a.m. from Coye Assembly of God Cemetery with Rev. Ryan Farmer officiating.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Graveside services for Rufus Hayden Adcock were held Saturday, August 15, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. from Mars Hill United Methodist Cemetery with Rev. Mitchell McDonald officiating.  McClain- Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Graveside service for Wendell Scarbrough was held Sunday, August 23, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. from Clark’s Chapel Cemetery in Kemper County with Rev. Gary Rivers officiating.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Private family services for Keith Jones were Tuesday, August, 4, 2020, at 10:00 a. m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Dr. J. R. Eaton, Bro. J Clark, and Bro. Cliff Barker officiating.  Interment was in Vardaman Cemetery.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
  • Graveside services were held Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. from Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Kemper County with Rev. Randy Caldwell officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia, MS, was in charge of arrangements.
  • Memorial services for Mr. Al Thomas Jr. were held Tuesday at 11am at New Hope Methodist Church, 12286 Old Jackson Road in DeKalb. 
  • Ernest Terry Mosley, 79, of Scooba, MS passed away on Thursday,  July 9, 2020 AT Anderson Hospital in Meridian, MS. A private funeral service was held on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Scooba Presbyterian Church with interment following in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Scooba. Bro. Coy Miller officiated the services. Any memorials may be made to Scooba Presbyterian Church, c/o Mose Fleming, Cedar Lawn Cemetery, P.O. Box 52, Scooba, MS  39358 or Gideon’s International P.O. Box 650 Dekalb, MS 39328. Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon is honored to be entrusted with the service arrangements.
  • Graveside services for Mr. Johnnie Hack Hampton were held on Monday, July 13, 2020, at 11 A.M. from Beulah Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Dekalb, with Pastor Melvin L. Rush officiating. Beck Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
  • Graveside services for Mr. Travis Rush McNeese were held on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 11 A.M. from Bloomfield Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Preston. Beck Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
  • James Bennett “Jimmy” Woodfin
    Graveside services for Mr. James Bennett “Jimmy” Woodfin were held Thursday at 1:30 pm at Cedarlawn Cemetery in Scooba, MS. Rev. Chris Gully officiated. Stephens Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. 
  • Jean C. Henderson, 60 of Caledonia, MS passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020, at her residence.
  • Graveside services for Barbara Jean Dixon were held June 5 at 11:30 am in Rush Cemetery, Dekalb, MS. Dr. Scott Harrell and Bro. James Ruffin officiating. Stephens Funeral Home has been entrusted with her arrangements.
  • Graveside services for Doris Janell Dees Barnett were held Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 11:00 a. m. from Bluff Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Kemper County with Rev. John Branning officiating.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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  • Graveside services for Kary Frank Williams will be Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 10:00am at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Scooba, MS. Bro. Donald Martin and Bro. Wilson Kendrick will be officiating. Mr. Williams, 73, died Monday, May 25, 2020. Stephens Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
  • Mathilde Elizabeth Wilbourne, 76, of Scooba, MS., passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Mississippi Care Center in Dekalb, MS.  She is survived by her children Kathy Bracey (Jared), Sandra Carter and Mike Wilbourne (Nikki); grandchildren Justin Allen and Kayla Conerly; great grandchildren Haven Conerly and Kaycee Wilbourne along with four sisters Elizabeth, Lutzie, Bella and Marlene.
  • Private family graveside services for Mrs. Marceline Luke were held Friday, May 22, 2020, at 10 a.m. from Coy Cemetery with Rev. Mike Sims officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Paul Jefferson Fulton
    Family graveside services will be Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. from Lynville Cemetery in Preston, MS, with Rev. Chris Gully and Rev. Randy Caldwell officiating.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  
  • Graveside services for Haeward Dwight Beddingfield were Monday at 11:00 am in Pinecrest Cemetery, Dekalb, MS. Brothers Dennis Robinson and Chris Gulley officiating. 
  • JOHN ROBERT HARPOLE
    “I hold you in my heart for we have shared together God’s blessings.” 
  • Graveside services for Hessie Fain were held Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. from Shepard Cemetery in Kemper County with Rev. James Ruffin officiating.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Mrs. Dorothy Hailey, 86, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, MS.  Dorothy was born September 26, 1933, in Winston County, MS, to James Thomas and Grace Alewine Stewart.  She was a member of Murphy Creek Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Murray Hailey, Sr.;  and two sons, Howard Murray “Pete” Hailey, II, and Carroll Hailey.    
  • Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Louise Turner will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 11 A.M. from New Jerusalem Church with Bishop Leroy Horne officiating. Burial will be at Friendship Golson Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. 
  • Funeral services for Mrs. Ola Mae Grady will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 1 P.M. from the chapel of Beck Funeral Home in Dekalb with Rev. Henry Lee Rush officiating. Burial will be at the Depot Hill Cemetery.  Beck Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Grady, of Dekalb, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

  • Ella JoAnn Jones Robbins, age 82 of DeKalb, Mississippi, died Thursday, April 23, 2020, at Queen City Nursing Center in Meridian, Mississippi. She was born on May 31, 1937, in DeKalb, Mississippi. A memorial service for family and friends will be scheduled at a later date.
  •  Mrs. Tiney Hines

    A memorial service for Mrs. Tiney Hines will be held at a later date. Mrs. Hines, 84, died Saturday, April 25, 2020 at John C. Stennis Memorial Hospital in DeKalb, MS.

  • Kemper County agricultural producers who suffered physical damage and losses caused be tornadoes, excessive rainfall and flash flooding caused by the February 5 storms may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.
  • Graveside services for Kitty Dianne Robinson were held at 10:00 a. m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, from Chamberlain Cemetery in Kemper County with Rev. Randy Rich officiating.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Bessie Gladys Hailey Jackson, 101, the first child of John Everett and Bessie Hailey, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. She was born on June 19, 1918, and attended school at Mount Harmony and Central Schools in Kemper and Winston counties. She had fond memories of riding a horse to a one room, one teacher school with friends and relatives. Gladys married Earl Jackson in 1933 and they were happily married for 63 years until his death in 1996. They had two children, Jane Jackson Livingston and Tommy Jackson.
  • A graveside service for Keith Massey will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Eastlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia with Rev. Wes Schrickel and Rev. Kristen Schrickel officiating.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
  • Lester was born on April 12, 1933 in Kemper County to Joe Leslie White, Sr. and Myrtle Palmer White. Growing up on the family farm, Lester developed a strong work ethic and a knack for agriculture at an early age.  He cultivated his farming interest at Mississippi State College (Mississippi State University) where he studied agriculture. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in May 1956. 

  • Thomas Edwin Clay (Tommy) was born to David and Linda Clay October 9,1973 in Meridian, MS. On February 15,2020 he passed away peacefully with family by his side at Anderson’s Hospital. Tommy was 46 years old. 
  • Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Reynolds Lewis were held on Friday, February 21, 2020, at 11 A.M. from the Chapel of Beck Funeral Home with Rev. Jermaine Simmons officiating. Burial was at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church Cemetery in Louisville. Beck Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. 
  • Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Jean “Milore” Clemons were held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 2 P.M. from Mt. Salem M.B. Church in Preston, MS, with Pastor Darryl Rush officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.  Beck Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
  • Services for Jordan Branning White were held Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Lawrence Pool officiating.  Burial followed in Coye Assembly Cemetery in Kemper County.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Services for Harold Joseph “Little Joe” Aust were Thursday at 11:30 am at Binnsville United Methodist Church. Brother Zac Cox officiated. Burial was in the Binnsville community cemetery.
  • Ellen Raybon, born March 17, 1941 passed away peacefully on January 18, 2020 at her home in St. Mary's, Georgia after a long illness.
  • Graveside services for Mrs. Hasie Rigdon Williams were held Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. from Hester Cemetery with Bro. Steve Mabry officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Services for Shirley Faye Creekmore Blalock were Monday, January 6, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. from Corinth Baptist Church in Kemper County with Rev. Allen Gibson officiating.  Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in DeKalb.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
  • Funeral services for Rev. William Junior Johnson were held on Sunday, December 22, 2019, 11 A.M. from DeKalb Christ Assembly Church with Pastor Steven Lockley officiating. Interment was in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, DeKalb, MS. Beck Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
  • Funeral services for Mr. Roosevelt Hampton were held Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 11 A.M. from Preston Pentecostal Church, with Elder Kelvin Woods, officiating. Interment was in the Church Cemetery, Preston, MS. Beck Funeral Home DeKalb, MS was in charge of arrangements.
  • Funeral services for Mr. James Arthur Rush were held on Saturday, November 29, 2019, 2 P.M. from Mt. Sinai M.B. Church with Pastor Roscoe Tucker, Sr., officiating. Interment was in Bloomfield Cemetery, Preston, MS. Beck Funeral Home, DeKalb, MS was in charge of arrangements.
  • Mack Harold Cochran, 78, was born July 12, 1941 to Charles Printess Cochran and Floye Bazor Cochran in Pearl River County, Miss.
  • Funeral services for Mrs. Marceline Steele were held on Friday, November 15, 2019, 12 P.M. from New Hope Family Life Center, DeKalb, MS, with Pastor Steven Owens officiating. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Garden, Meridian, MS. Beck Funeral Home in Dekalb, MS was in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Steele, 70, departed this life on Monday, November 11, 2019, in DeKalb, MS.

    She leaves to cherish her memories; spouse, Luke; one son, Tyrone (Margaret); one daughter, Anitra Spencer; three granddaughters; two brothers and four sisters.

    Pallbearers were nephews and friends.
  • Funeral services for Marcella Queenia Rowe were Tuesday at First Baptist Church of DeKalb. Bro. James Ruffin officiated. Burial was in Daleville United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was Monday from 5 to 7pm at Stephens Funeral Home in Dekalb, M
  • Services for Diane Ishie Howell were held Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 3 p.m. from Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Caldwell, Rev. Allen Gibson and Rev. Lynn McRaney officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Funeral services for Mrs. Devern Rush were held Saturday, September 7, 2019, 11 A.M. from Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was in Anderson Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Preston, Ms. Beck Funeral Home, Inc. of Dekalb was in charge of arrangements.
  • Funeral services for Mr. Robert Ray were held on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. from the Beck Funeral Home Chapel, DeKalb, MS with Pastor Henry Rush officiating. Interment was in Jerusalem Cemetery, DeKalb, MS. Beck Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
  • Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Onell Cole were held on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 11 A.M. from Liberty United Methodist Church in Collinsville with Rev. Steven Owens officiating.  Burial was at the church cemetery. Beck Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. 
  • Graveside services for Mr. Thomas Clay Williams were held Saturday, September 7 at 10 am in Antioch Baptist Church cemetery in Kemper Co. Rev. Wilson Kendrick officiated. Stephens Funeral Home was honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. 
  • Services for R. C. Mitchell were held Monday, September 2, 2019,  at Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church in Kemper County at 11:00 a. m. with Rev. David Keller and Bro. Justin Stovall officiating.  Burial followed  in the church cemetery.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
  • Funeral services for Mr. Bennie Hudson were held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 11 A.M. from The Tabernacle Church of God in Preston, with Pastor Marie Hawthorn officiating. Interment was in Friendship Cemetery, Gholson, MS. Beck Funeral Home Dekalb was in charge of all arrangements.
  • Services for Dean Allen were held Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. C.J. Caufield officiating.  Burial followed in Clarkes Chapel Cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Funeral services for Mr. Rayford LaShawn Windham were held on Sunday, July 28, 2019,12 P.M. from Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Collinsville, MS with Pastor Rodney Yarbrough officiating. Interment was in Old Zion Cemetery. Beck Funeral of Dekalb was in charge of arrangements.
  • A memorial service for Sonny Peden will be held at a later date
  • Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Ruth Harbour were held July 26, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home of DeKalb. Bro. James Ruffin and Bro. Lonnie Mazingo officiated. Burial followed in Pinecrest Cemetery. 

     
  • Services for Modene Davis were held Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Chris Gully officiating and Geraldine Higginbotham playing the piano. Burial followed in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Kemper County.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements
  • Curtis Edward Beazley, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Dothan, Alabama at age 90.
  • Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Ruth Uyeda were held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10 A.M. from Unity Springs M.B.Church in Dekalb, with Rev. Gregg Magee, Sr. officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery. Beck Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. 
  • Services for Ricky David Lide were held Monday, July 1, 2019, at 3 p.m. from Corinth Baptist Church in Kemper County with Bro. Allen Gibson and Bro. Matthew Hitt officiated. Burial followed in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangeme
  • Services for James O. Branning were Friday, June 21, 2019, at 11 a.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Randy Caldwell and Rev. James Ruffin officiating. 
  • Services for Grace Cannon were held Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 2 p.m. at McClain Chapel Church in Neshoba County with Rev. Lawrence Pool officiating
  • Curtis Edward Beazley, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Dothan, Alabama at age 90.
  • Funeral services for Richard “Rick” Simmonds of Macon, MS will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church in Macon, MS at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. Bill Ross officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until service time at the church. Interment will immediately follow at Mashulaville Cemetery. Memorials are requested to be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Missions Fund 105 Dent Street Macon, MS 39341. Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon, MS is honored to be entrusted with the service arrangements.
  • Mrs. Ruth VanDevender Haggard 83, of Preston, MS passed away at her home on Thursday, May 23, 2019. A funeral service is planned for Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Vernon Baptist Church near Preston, MS. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Baptist Children's Village, 114 Marketridge Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157. Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon MS is honored to be entrusted with the service arrangements.
  • Funeral Service for Mrs. Callie M. Johnson were held Friday May 3, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Preston Pentecostal Church in Preston with Pastor Woods officiating. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
  • Funeral Service for Ms. Maggie Marie Sanders were held Wednesday May 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church in Preston with Pastor Darryl L. Rush officiating. Interment followed in Friendship Baptist Church "Gholson" 
  • Graveside services for Ms. Lillie Dale Little was held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Pinecrest Cemetery in DeKalb. Stephens Funeral Home of DeKalb has been entrusted with the arrangements.
  • Luther DeWayne Henderson, Jr. (emphatically known as L.D.) passed away on May 2, 2019 after a short bout with pneumonia.  He was born in Meridian, Mississippi on Friday, June 13th, 1924 to Luther DeWayne Henderson, Sr. and Leslie Olivia Buchanan Henders
  • Funeral services for Annie Lois Vaughn Hutcherson, 94, of Geiger were Wednesday, May 1, at 11  a.m. at the Geiger United Methodist Church with Rev. Wilson Kendrick officiating. Burial followed in the Souls Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by Bumpers Funeral Home of York.
  • Edna “Sue” Key
    Edna “Sue” Key, 92, went to be with the Lord on April 18th, 2019. She was born in Kemper County, MS. Sue graduated from Rush Memorial Hospital School for Nursing in Meridian, MS. She worked at Stabler’s Infirmary in Greenville, AL for 20 years before moving to Jacksonville Beach where she retired as Director of Nursing at Beaches Hospital.
  • Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Lee “Knootsie” Mitchell was held Tuesday at 11 am at the First Presbyterian Church of DeKalb. Rev. Scott Phillips officiated. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of DeKalb in charge of arrangements.
  • Services for Barbara Chisolm Nance were held Sunday, April 7, 2019,
  • Graveside Service for Idell Green Stokes was held Friday, April 5, 2019, at
  • Grave side service for Mrs. Leah Allred Holliday were held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 11:00 A.M. from Mt. Salem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Preston, MS, with Pastor Darryl Rush officiating. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville, MS in charge of arrangement.
  • Funeral services for Mrs. Leah Suzanne Allred Holliday will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 11 A.M. from Mount Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Preston, with Rev. Darryl Rush officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Beck Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. 
  • Funeral services for Mr. David Kirkland was Friday at 2pm at Union Hills Church. Rev. Walt Tessier and Rev. Own Gordon will be officiating with special music by Rev. Chris Gully. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
  • Services for Ms. Rachel Miller Dale, 81 were held on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at New Haven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Marcus Lawrence officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Ararat church cemetery. New Haven Memorial Funeral Home were in charge of the final arrangements.
  • Services for     Mrs. Amie Boyd Bennamon, 81 were held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Brown Ridge Baptist Church, with Rev. Bennie J. Hopkins officiating. Burial followed in Rush Cemetery.
  • Funeral services for Mr. Guy C. Darnell were held at noon Saturday, December 29, 2018, at West Kemper Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Jones officiating.
  • Graveside service for Mildred Harville Cumberland was held Thursday, December 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. from Coy Methodist Church in Preston.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Services for John Pettit were held Sunday, December 16, 2018,
  • Funeral Services for Mrs. Bettina Louise Bohannon Tanksley were held Saturday, November 24, 2018, at noon at Belmount M.B. Church with Pastor Kevin Temple officiating. Interment followed in Belmount M.B. Church Cemetery in DeKalb with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangement
  • A graveside service for James W. “Jim” Vick was held Wednesday, November 21, 2018,
  • Services for Oliver Limerick were held Friday, October 19, 2018, at Blackwater Baptist Church in Daleville at 2 p.m. Rev. Walt Tessier and Rev. Jonathan Greer officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • A private family graveside memorial service for Joseph H. Gully will be held October 8, 2018 at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, DeK
  • Maldon R. Griffin
    Plantersville-The final bell rang for longtime beloved Plantersville School Principal, Maldon Ray “MR” Griffin, 87, and he graduated from his earthly pilgrimage in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 28, 2018 from Sanctuary Hospice House.  Mr. Griffin entered into perpetual and eternal recess with his heavenly Father after several years struggling with Alzheimer’s/Dementia.
  • Graveside services for Mr. James C. “Jimbo” Roberts Jr. will be held Thursday at 11a.m. at Cedarlawn Cemetery in Scooba, MS.  Rev. Walt Tissiea will be officiating. Stephens Funeral Home of DeKalb is in charge of arrangements.
  • Graveside services for Rachael Pearl Gray Barker were held Friday, July 13, 2018, at 10:30 a. m. from Bluff Springs Cemetery in Kemper County with Rev. Michael Wells officiating.   McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Funeral services for Mr. Ronald H. Poole, 85, of DeKalb were held Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church in DeKalb, with Pastor Steven Owens officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. New Haven Memorial Funeral Home were in charge of the final arrangements.
  • Funeral Services for Ms. Bessie L. Stennis- Grant were held Saturday June 30, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Simmons Ridge Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Cooley officiating. Interment  followed in the Church Cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Ms. Bessie L. Grant, 86, of Meridian passed on Monday June 18, 2018 at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

  • Funeral Services for Little Miss Kaylin S'Nia Carter were held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11:00 am at the New Haven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in DeKalb, MS with Rev. Daniel Jenkins officiating. Burial followed in Jerusalem Cemetery. New Haven Memorial Funeral Home were in charge of the final arrangements.
  • Funeral Services for Mr. William Earl Johnson were held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Porterville, MS with Rev. James Ray Johnson, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. New Haven Memorial Funeral Home were in charge of the final arrangements.
  • Arrangements are incomplete for Mrs. Doris Caldwell. Services at Robert Barhams Funeral Home.
  • Donald Grover Goodwin
    Donald Grover Goodwin, 81, of DeKalb, MS passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at The Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  He was born on February 18, 1937 at Circle M Ranch in Paulette, Mississippi to James and Christine Goodwin.  Don graduated from Macon High School and played football for Coach “Bull” Sullivan at East Mississippi Junior College in Scooba, MS.
  • Visitation was held for Mrs. Guynell Hailey Duncan on Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home of DeKalb.