Obituaries

Tommy Eugene Smith

Tommy Eugene Smith, 71, of Forest, MS, died peacefully, with his family holding his hands at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland on Sunday afternoon, September 9, 2018, after a battle with cancer.


Mary Voncile Higbie

Mary Voncile Tadlock Higbie, 91, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2018 at Homewood Methodist Cemetery. Her brother, Bobby Paul Tadlock officiated.



Joan H. Johnson

Mrs. Joan H. Johnson, age 73, and a current resident of Crystal Springs, formerly of Scott County, passed away at her daughter's home on Sunday, September 2, 2018 after an extended illness.


Katie Ritchie

Mrs. Katie Ritchie, age 79, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018 at her residence in Forest, MS. Visitation was held Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 1:15 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church. Services followed September 9, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church. There was no graveside services.




Devera J. Easterling

Devera J. Easterling, age 71 and a resident of Forest died Tuesday August 28, 2018 in Jackson, MS following an extended illness.

Graveside services were held  at 10 a.m. Friday August 31, 2018 from the Ephesus Cemetery. Rev. Chris Harrison officiatef.  There was no visitation.



Cheryl I. Marler

Mrs. Cheryl I. Marler, age 60, passed away Sunday September 2, 2018 at her residence in Morton, MS. Visitation was held Tuesday September 4, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday September 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:50 a.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS. Services were held Wednesday September 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.


Colonel Bert Gilmore

Services for Colonel Bert Gilmore were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at Sebastopol Baptist Church. Burial with military honors was in the Sebastopol City Cemetery. Dr. David Rives and Rev. J. Clark officiated.



Edward Daniel Robinson

Edward Daniel Robinson of Norwood/Young America, MN, a former resident of Forest, MS passed away on July 29, 2018, at the age of 70. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Bertha Robinson, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Marie and Al Clous, and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Joann and Dick Scott.


Carol Ann Jones

Carol Ann Jones, age 56, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018. Visitation was held Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday August 22, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:20 a.m. at Ephesus Baptist Church in Forest, MS. Services were held Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Ephesus Baptist Church in Forest, MS.


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