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Jewel Johnson

OKOLONA – Jewel Johnson, 48, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.

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Jackie Wiggs

CALHOUN CITY – Jackie Wiggs, 69, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.  Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences can be left at Pryorfuneralhome.com. 

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Armoee Mitchell

ABERDEEN – Armoee Mitchell died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at her home in Aberdeen. A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Memorial Funeral Home in Okolona. A full service and burial will be held later in Kansas City, Mo.

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Bill Johnson

WOODLAND – William McDuff “Bill” Johnson, Sr., 83, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born Feb. 23, 1929, to Sterling Fort Johnson and Grace Elizabeth Short Johnson. He was a retired County Agent for Chickasaw County. Private burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Elkton, Ky. There will […]

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Linda Watson

OKOLONA – Linda Claunch Watson, 65, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born in Tupelo on Oct. 3, 1947, to Q.R. Claunch and Dorothy Bryant Claunch. A lifelong resident of North Mississippi, she received her master’s degree from Mississippi State University. She was a retired […]

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Houlka misses beloved coach

HOULKA – The Houlka gymnasium was filled to capacity Jan. 18 as faculty, staff and students of Houlka High School, along with family members and friends, said goodbye to Coach Jimbo Byars. Byars, 47, died Jan. 15 after a brief battle with cancer, leaving his wife, children and many family members as survivors, but those […]

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Elizabeth McPherson

OKOLONA – Minister Elizabeth Gates “Baby Sis” McPherson, 65, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Nov. 3, 1947, to Lillie Mae Gates and the late Willie Cunningham. She received her education from the Fannie Carter High School. She was a dietitian at the North Mississippi Medical Center for […]

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Luther Williams Jr.

OKOLONA – Luther “Son” Marion Williams Jr., 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home. He was born in Starkville on May 25, 1930, to Luther Williams Sr., and Ruby Sanders Williams. He was a life-long resident of Okolona, graduating from Okolona High School. He served his country in the U.S. Marines during […]

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Willie Gillespie

ABERDEEN – Willie Clarence Gillespie, 57, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Plain M.B. Church in Prairie with Rev. J.P. Orr officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Plain M.B. Church Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is […]

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Luther Williams

OKOLONA – Luther “Son” Williams Jr., 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors Okolona Chapel.

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Emma Kirk

CALHOUN CITY – Emma Joyce Holloway Kirk, 79, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Calhoun Health Service. She was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Hardin County, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of Duncan Hill Baptist Church, the Women’s Auxiliary and the American Legion. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, […]

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Donald Weed

PRAIRIE – Donald Avery “Donny” Weed, 75, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Pioneer Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born Dec. 22, 1937, in Chickasaw County to Lucy Jeanette Boyce and Andrew Melvin Weed. He was of the Baptist faith. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in […]

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Joey Perry

WEST POINT – Joseph Lynn Perry, 55, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. He was born Nov. 3, 1957, in West Point to Sarah Louise Morris and Olen Pliny Perry. He was a Certified Honda motorcycle technician and parts manager for Ellis Steel. He was of […]

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Margaret Ballard

OKOLONA – Mittie Margaret Ballard, 69, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel.

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