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  • Joshua Johnson of Madison passed away on June 11, 2018, after a courageous health battle. He was an employee of Entergy, Louisiana, an outdoorsman, and a sports enthusiast.
  • Wiley Truman Greer of Flora, went to be with the Lord on June 12, 2018. Wiley was married to Beth Greer for 42 years. They loved their 3 children Tonya (Kenneth), Lauren (Ron), and Ben and grandchildren Morgan, Jordan, Chandler, Julia, and Ryne. He was the owner of A1 Detectives. He was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church where he greeted people in the parking lot ministry. Preceded in death by his parents, 3 siblings, and his son, Ben.
  • Mrs. Healy, 82, of Madison, MS, formerly of Macon, MS, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, MS. Her funeral service will be Monday June 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Madison Chapel. A visitation for family and friends will precede the service from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The celebration of her life will continue Tuesday June 19, 2018 at Cockrell Funeral Home in Macon, MS with a visitation from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, immediately followed by a graveside service at Oddfellows Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Blair Batson Childrens Hospital, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS  39216. Cockrell Funeral has is entrusted with arrangements. www.cockrellfuneralhome.com.
  • Sam Thompson
    Sam Thompson was born May 29, 1924 in to Ila and Ebbie Thompson, the sixth of eight children, all of whom preceded him in death:  Paul Thompson, E.J. Thompson, Inez Satterfield, Louise Mathis, Harold Thompson, Eloise Fagan, William Thompson. He left this life on Saturday, June 16, 2018. His beloved wife of 68 years also preceded him, as well as three grandsons.
  • James Hooper Lacey, Jr.
    A memorial service honoring the life and legacy of James Hooper Lacey, Jr., will take place at 2:00 on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church in Canton, Mississippi, with a reception to follow in the church’s fellowship hall.  Mr. Lacey passed away on April 24, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and a relatively short battle with a broken hip and pneumonia. Although Parkinson’s ravaged his body, it was unable to conquer his brilliant and inquisitive mind; he remained formidable to the end.
  • Frank Steele (Bubba) Arnold, Jr.

    Frank Steele (Bubba) Arnold, Jr., 79, died on June 6, 2018, in St. Dominic's Hospital as a result of a complication with meningitis. Bubba was the son of the late Frank Steele Arnold, Sr., and Virgillee Holloway Arnold, both from Jackson, MS. He was born in Jackson on April 26, 1939. He married Judy Swetland Arnold from Grenada, MS in 1961.

  • Ernestine Simmons, 84, of Madison, passed away on May 25, 2018.  Born September 1, 1933 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Ernestine was the only child of William and Isabelle Simmons. She was in the A.K.A. Sorority and graduated from Chaney Teachers College in Philadelphia, PA with a major in English. She taught grades 3 through 8 and spanned a variety of subjects during her years as an educator. She resided in other states, such as, California and South Carolina before settling in Mississippi after her retirement.
  • Jesse Hugh Bufkin went home to be with his Lord on May 5, 2018 while surrounded by family and friends at his home
  • Morris Edward Branigin of Canton went to the Son of God in Heaven on April 18, 2018, at the age of 99. A  service was held on April 26, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Canton and burial was in the Canton Cemetery. Ed was born in Canton MS July 6, 1918, to Morris Webb Branigin and Lena Boyd Branigin. He grew up on the family farm south of Canton, attended school in Canton
  • Jean A Kuyrkendall, 85, passed away April, 27, 2018. He was born in McComb, MS on February 19, 1933 to Dudley Frith and Ina Dorris Kuyrkendall. Jean enlisted in the US Air Force following his high school graduation and served 4 years as an Airman 1st Class. After serving his country, he had a long career in the field of accounting.  Jean was a faithful member and ordained deacon of First Baptist Church Madison.
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