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One of Mississippi’s great legendary coaches, sports administrators and good citizen crossed the finish line departing this life for his life in eternity after a sudden illness on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Coach James Harold “Booty” Sloan was born in Lee County on September 16, 1940 to the l…

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At daybreak on December 12, 2021, Dr. William “Bill” Henry Allen, Jr., 83, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family in Sedona, AZ. Bill was born June 15, 1938, in Clarksdale, MS to William H Allen, Sr. and Helen P Bledsoe Allen. Bill graduated from Tupelo High School in 1958 a…

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Ruben Orvis Hanson, 91, of Tupelo, Mississippi passed on December 18, 2021 at North Mississippi Medical Center following a lengthy battle with COPD. Ruben was born in Neenah, Wisconsin on October 16, 1930 to Gayhart, Sr. and Nora Olsen Hanson, the fifth of seven children. He joined the Air F…

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Mr. Melvin Lipford, age 69, died Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at the North MS Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born April 25, 1952. A private family service will be held in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors on Friday, December 10, 2021. Condolences to the family may…

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Lawrence “Bob” Leach, 61, died Friday, November 19, 2021 at Magnolia Regional Medical Center after a 39 day battle with Covid accompanied by complications from pneumonia. Bob was born March 25, 1960, the son of the late Troy Elbert Leach and Virginia Darlene Leach. Bob graduated from East Un…

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Jefferson Lavern Kirby, 66, U. S. Army, Ret. changed his address to eternity as he met his heavenly father on October 18, 2021 after battling cancer. Jeff was born on April 12, 1955 at Fort Ticonderoga Army Base, New York to the late Gunnersmate 2nd Class Raymond Kirby and Eleanor Briggs Kir…

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Kyle Jordon Armstrong, 35, died unexpectedly Monday, October 25, 2021 at North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. A young man whose life was full of love, laughter and engagement, Kyle was born on September 18, 1986 in Tupelo to Kevin J. Armstrong and Jacqueline Renee Owens Chandler. He spent m…

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Pauline Moore Hawkins, 89, died peacefully at her home in Nettleton around 2 PM Saturday, October 23, 2021. She would have celebrated her 90th birthday on February 29, 2022. Born on Feb . 29, 1932 in the Union Community south of Plantersville into pioneer families, Thomas and Ollie Girtrue C…

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Floyd Eldon Clark, of Fulton, departed this life on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, while under the special care of NMMC Hospice. He was 93.

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Mr. Marvin Thomas Fowler, 71, died Sunday, September 5, 2021 from North MS Medical Center. He was born June 7, 1950, on the farm where he was raised, in Nettleton, MS, to Vester T. “Jiggs” Fowler and Winnie L. Young Fowler. He was a graduate of Nettleton High School and was drafted into the …

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FULTON - Coach Billy Wayne Todd, 90, passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born September 17, 1930 to the late William Todd and the late Vance Bell Todd of the Hurricane Community in Pontotoc County. Billy was a U.S. Navy Veteran during the Korea…

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WINTER HAVEN – Lawrence H. House, 93, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Winter Haven, Florida. Lawrence was born on November 19, 1927, in Guntown, Mississippi, the son of Alexander House and Dora Carter. In his younger years his family farmed, and his father worked in blacks…

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After a lifetime of service to his family, his country and his fellowman, Dave Scott Coggin, at age 74, crossed from this life to his life eternal from NMMC in Tupelo. Born in Tupelo to the late Ivy Barnell Coggin and Helen Audrey Tate Coggin, Dave grew up in Brewer and lived there most all …

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Mr. Jimmy Fred Hurst, 70, died Monday, August 9, 2021 from his residence following an extended illness. He was born August 22, 1950 in Adel, Georgia to the union of Arthur Hurst and Evelyn Jordan Hurst. Fred worked many years as a truck driver for various industries, later retiring from J B …

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Russell J. “Russ” Hollis, 59, departed this life on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 after a brief struggle with kidney failure. Russ was a big ole robust jolly soul who devoted his life to serving others in different law enforcement capacities. Russ was born on Sept. 15, l961 at Fort Bragg, North Carol…

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William Allen Shack passed away Thursday,July 22, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family in Verona, Mississippi. A member of Blackland M.B. Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon Board, Church Clerk, Brotherhood Ministry Secretary, Youth Bible Teacher, TrainingUni…

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Joseph Roy Collins, 70, departed this life and returned to his Creator in the early morning hours on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. A native of Lee County, he was born May 23, 1951 to Theron and Louise Rogers Collins and has lived in the Old Union and Pontocola a…

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Hazel Perry Porter returned to her Creator on Monday, July 12, 2021 from Sanctuary Hospice House after a long and fruitful life. She was 90. Hazel lived a life of faith, grace and purpose. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and citizen. Born on October 27, 1930 in Hazen, Ark. to the…

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Frances Todd and her late husband, James, were known far and wide in this area as innovative, pioneer grocery store owner/operators. They founded and co-owned Todd’s Big Star in 1943. Carma Frances Robison Todd was approaching 99 years of age when she departed this life for her life eternal …

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UT Van Nguyen, at age 71, departed this life on June 28, 2021 after a brief illness. Born May 17, 1950 in Vietnam, he and his family relocated from Vietnam to Lee County, Mississippi on June 5, 1992. He had a full working career as an assembly lineman for Stanley Tools in Tupelo. UT’s family…

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Glenda Mae Crane Malone, 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 21, 2021 at North Miss. Medical Center. “Miss” Glenda was born on June 14, 1928 in Fulton to Tom and Dora Loden Crane. She attended East Tupelo Consolidated School where she was a star basketball player and received sch…

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Delores Ann Gillespie, 74, died peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family on Monday, June 14, 2021. She was born June 30, 1946 in Pontotoc County and was raised by her father and step-mother, Jessie Q. and Jewel Long. She received her Associate’s Degree and worked for a cou…

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Linda Olive Priest Paden died Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. She was 82. Born May 21, 1939 in Arkansas to Cecil Priest and Maggie Cox Priest, she lived in Shannon most of her life. She married David “Elkin” Paden on January 19, 1956, a union that lasted 55 years u…

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Patricia Wade Connell, age 86, passed away at home surrounded by loving family on Sunday, June 6 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. Pat was born on April 1, 1935 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, to Yancy Ewell and Mildred Cheatham Wade. When Pat was born, her maternal grandmother …

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Wythel E. Boggs was a lifelong teacher, coach, administrator, and community college giant in his four decades of serving the citizens of Mississippi. After a long, fruitful and accomplished life, W.E. realized the promises of his lifelong faith and met his Creator on Sunday, May 30, 2021 fro…

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ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) _ A northeast Mississippi police chief has died from cancer. Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle died Sunday at a Tupelo hospital. Like some other Mississippi cities, Aberdeen elects its police chief. Randle won four terms in the office starting in 2008. He went to work f…

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Tina Dianne Hutcherson Wilburn, 64, departed this life on Thursday, May 20, 2021 after a long battle with colorectal cancer. Tina, a lovely soul and unique personality blessed with the gifts of playing multiple musical instruments and encouraging so many people over her all too brief life, w…

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Rickey Lynn “Rick” Daniel, 61, departed this life unexpectedly at his residence in Verona on Monday, May 10, 2021. Rick was born on June 17, 1959 in New Albany to the late Rev. Dr. Robert Daniel, a longtime Baptist Minister, and Barbara Ann Bailey Daniel. He graduated from Tupelo High School…

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Gene Clement Eugene Mosby “Gene” Clement died peacefully in his sleep after a long period of declining health on Monday, April 26, in Tupelo, Mississippi at the home of his daughter. The 11th of 12 children, Gene was born on May 5, 1931, in Pontotoc to Dr. George Lowery and Annie (Dempsey) C…

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Nobia Jane Watts McCormick completed her earthly pilgrimage and entered eternity in her sleep on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was 77. Jane was a lifelong beloved resident of the Brewer Community, born on July 20, 1943 to the late Fred Watts and Myrtle …

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Ollie Edward ‘Edd’ Herndon was born September 4, 1938 in the Brewer Community to the late Ollie and Mavis Lindley Herndon. Edd passed to his eternal home on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at his residence. Edd graduated from Tupelo High School in 1958. He married the love of his life, Carole Ann B…

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Mary Ann “Cissie” Skinner Cobb, died Friday, April 9, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was 68. Cissie was born on July 30th 1952, in Memphis Tennessee. She is the second child of five children and the only daughter. She was a graduate of Marshall Acade…

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Mae Elizabeth Harris Gaskin, 80, passed through the Pearly Gates of Heaven on Friday, April 2, 2021 at her longtime Okolona home. Elizabeth was born in the Nettleton area of Lee County on Nov. 25, 1940 to the late Grady and Annie Long Harris. She attended Nettleton Schools and married Billy …

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Doris Sisk Bryan, 88 died on March 13, 2021 at NMMC-Gilmore Hospital in Amory. Doris was born September 25, 1932 in Nettleton, Mississippi to the late Frank and Lorene Bickerstaff Sisk, pioneer families in the Nettleton area. She married her childhood sweetheart, Jim Bryan, on Christmas Eve …

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Deborah Ann Mobley Morris, died Friday, March 5, 2021 at Baptist East-Memphis where she had been hospitalized from complications due to a brain aneurysm. Born in Fort Worth, Texas on July 22, 1949 to the late, John C. and Jeanette Barbour Mobley, she spent her earliest years traveling with f…

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Richard Allen “Rich” Faulkner, 60, died Monday, March 8, 2021 at North Miss. Medical Center Hospice after a brief illness. Born Feb. 2, 1961 in Tupelo to the late Donald Gayle Faulkner and Alice Nell Wallace Faulkner, Rich attended the public schools at Mooreville. He served in the Mississip…

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Beulah Kate Smith Davis, 97 passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021. Beulah was born in Itawamba County on December 30, 1923, to Beverly “Bulo” Smith and Omie Belle Reich Smith. Beulah graduated from Itawamba Agricultural High School in 1942. She was married for 53 years to Doyle Davis. She…

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One of Tupelo’s best known and beloved citizens, David Oliver Puckett, III, at age 62, departed this life on Sat., Feb. 13, 2012 at North Miss. Medical Center from complications of Kidney failure. David was born in Tupelo on Oct. 13, 1958, the youngest of three children born to the late D.O …

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David Lyndon “Bodock” Webb, 70, was born on February 28, 1950 to the late Tommie Edith Kelly and Arthur B. Webb. He departed this life in the early morning hours of Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 at Baptist Restoration Hospital in Memphis from complications of heart failure. He grew up in the area of …

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Betty Ann (Burgett) Christian died peacefully at her residence in Tupelo on January 23, 2021 surrounded by cherished family. She was born June 10, 1934 in Vina, AL to the late Elliott and Cora Martin. Betty was the youngest of seven children and as the baby of a big family on the family farm…

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Betty Ann (Burgett) Christian died peacefully at her residence in Tupelo on January 23, 2021 surrounded by cherished family. She was born June 10, 1934 in Vina, AL to the late Elliott and Cora Martin. Betty was the youngest of seven children and as the baby of a big family on the family farm…

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Ruby Paulette McGath, at age 74, ended her beautiful earthly pilgrimage and met her Creator surrounded by loved ones from the comfort of her home on Monday afternoon, January 11, 2021. Ruby was born on May 19, 1946 to the late Cecil Clark and Ruby Fay Hood Clark. She was a member of the Prof…

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Freddy Lira Acosta, 36, died on Monday January 4, 2021, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Born September 10, 1984 in Aguas Calieates, Mexcio, Freddy worked in the construction industry for Jay-Tom Construction Co. A prayer service was at Holland Funeral Directors – Tupel…

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Michael “Mike” Constantine Asters, 61, died Friday, December 25, 2020 in Tupelo after a sudden illness. He was born in Tupelo, on March 30, 1959 to Constantine and Nan Asters. Mike was a 1978 graduate of Tupelo High School. After high school, he went to work alongside his father establishing…

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Graveside services for Bill Roper were held Saturday at Lee Memorial Park with Rev. Don Baggett officiating and his son, Grant Roper delivering family remarks. Lee Memorial Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Roper, 70, died on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at his home. He was born …

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Sarah Mary “Sally” Pegler Mosier died Friday, November 27, 2020, at Magnolia Manor in Tupelo, MS. She was 85. Sally was born on May 4, 1935 in Columbus, OH to Charles Arthur Pegler and Sarah Kinney Pegler. She married Robert Dale “Bob” Mosier on June 14, 1958. In the summer of 1980, Sally an…

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June Phillips Lyle, 67, died in the Hospice Unit of the North Mississippi Medical Center at 6:25 AM Sunday, November 22, 2020 after a extended illness. June was born on January 25, 1953 in Tupelo to the late Bervis Lenward Phillips and Etma Whitten Phillips. A lifelong Lee Countian, she atte…

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June Phillips Lyle, 67, died in the Hospice Unit of the North Mississippi Medical Center at 6:25 AM Sunday, November 22, 2020 after a extended illness. June was born on January 25, 1953 in Tupelo to the late Bervis Lenward Phillips and Etma Whitten Phillips. A lifelong Lee Countian, she atte…

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Services for Jettie Beasley were held Monday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tim Brown officiating. Burial followed in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Beasley, 81, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at the North MS Medical Center. She…

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A celebration of life service for Richard Franklin Hawkins was held Tuesday at Crosspointe Fellowship Church in Nettleton with Bro. Daniel Brookman officiating. Burial was in Nettleton Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors - Tupelo Chapel was entrusted with arrangements. Hawkins, 70, died Sund…

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