Obituaries

Jackie Burnham Noel

Alice Jacqueline (Jackie) Burnham Noel died January 2, 2020 in New Orleans. She was born November 24, 1938 in Harperville, Scott County, Miss., the eighth and last child of John Raymond and Fannie Woods Burnham.


Mary Denese Sawyer Jones

Mary Denese Jones, born August 23, 1957 in Forest, MS to John Atley and Johnnie Mae Herron Sawyer, grew up in the Forest and Homewood communities. She attended Forest Municipal Schools for 11 years and graduated with honors from South Leake High School. On August 16, 1974 she married Wesley A. Jones from Walnut Grove.



Seth Drane Adams

Seth Drane Adams of Forest, Mississippi passed from this life to the next on Thursday, January 2, 2020. The son of Mary Belle Drane and Seth Thomas Adams, Drane was born on May 31, 1921, in the Weir community in Choctaw County, the eighth of nine siblings.


Lee Elmer Blackwell IV

Mr. Lee Elmer Blackwell IV age 25, passed away Saturday December 14th 2019 in Ludlow, MS. A visitation was  held at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS on Wednesday December 19th 2019 from 9:30 AM until 10:15 AM with Graveside Services following at Homewood Methodist Cemetery in Forest, MS at 11:00 AM. Brother Milton Koon officiated.



Mrs. Geneva Harrell

MORTON - Mrs. Geneva Thompson Harrell was born in Rankin County on October 24, 1937, to her parents Albert and Wilma Franklin Thompson.  She passed away December 19, 2019 at her home at the age of 82.


Joe Walker

Services for Mr. Joe Walker were held at 3 P.M., Thursday, December 12, 2019, at High Hill Baptist Church. Brothers David Sartin and Don Cook officiated with burial in Sebastopol City Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. on Thursday, December 12, 2019 prior to the service at the church.



Mary Estelle Hawley

Mary Estelle Hawley of Moss Point, MS, passed from this life on December 15, 2019. She was born on May 11, 1932 in the Branch community of Scott County, Mississippi, to the late Troy Madison and Lennye Gertrude Peagler.


Marshall T. Gunn

Funeral services for Mr. Marshall T. Gunn will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from the Ott & Lee Chapel with Rev. Larry Duncan officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in the Piketon Community under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.



Martha R. Lindsay

Mrs. Martha R. Lindsay, a native of Scott County, born February 5, 1924, remembered by her family as one of America’s Greatest Generation, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Baptist Medical Center – Leake at the age of 95. She lived a life dedicated to her faith, family, and friends.



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