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We are sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Mae Ruth Robinson who transitioned Thursday, January 9th, just 16 days short of her 95th birthday. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, January 15th at 11:00 at Little Rock Church. Our prayers are with her children, Ollie, W. C. (Barbara), Otto, Jimmy (Sandra), Mary Ann Brown, and Mosie Wash.
The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between January 2 - January 9. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Tia Marie Taylor, 39, 356 Live Oak Av, Gulfport MS, Felony Child Abuse-Knowingly Permit Sexual Battery on Child.
Kathryn Herron Carpenter, age 73, a lifelong resident of Forest, died Friday, January 10, 2020, in Jackson following a brief illness.
Suzelle Weems succumbed, on January 10, 2020 to the ravages of acute myeloid leukemia despite a valiant and resolute year-long battle with the disease, a battle which involved chemotherapy and bone-marrow transplant.
Services for Tim Goodin were held Sunday, January 12, 2020, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Jarvis Hamilton, Rev. Kevin Bryan, and Rev. Mitchell McDonald officiating. Burial followed in Coy Community Cemetery in Preston. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Irene K. Smith, age 91, went to be with the Lord on January 6, 2020, surrounded by her family at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Morton, MS from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, January 18, and at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 19.
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Scott County Sheriff’s Department Captain Brad Ellis graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on December 20 after 11 weeks of training with the best and brightest in law enforcement.