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  • Betty Herrington Simpson, 76, of Crystal Springs, passed away on September 15, 2017 at the Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

    Visitation was held Sunday, September 17, 2017, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and Monday, September 18, 2017, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Natchez Trace Funeral Home with the chapel funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Natchez Trace Funeral Home. The Rev. Jimmy Errington officiated. Burial followed in the Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery.
  • Donald L. Bender, 96, of Madison, died on August 30, 2017. Services were held on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the Sandtown United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, MS.

    One of two children, Don was born to Leonard and Nadine (Kronmiller) Bender on May 30, 1921, in Iowa City, Iowa. A member of the Greatest Generation, Don enlisted in the Army-Air Corps in September 1942 and proudly served his country.
  • Sylvia Collins Garber, 82, of Madison, died Monday, September 4, 2017. Born September 14, 1934 in Laurel, she was the daughter of the late E.K. and Grace Easterling Collins.
  • Corrine Bratton Henson, 81, of Pickens, passed away on Sept. 7, 2017.

    She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Cliff Henson, of Pickens; daughter, Becky Henson Pepper (Stan), of Ridgeland; son, Terry Henson, of Pickens; grandchildren: Justin Warren, of Huntsville, AL, Kathryn Warren, of Nashville, Sean Henson and Brooke Henson, both of Brandon.
  • Richard Turner (Dick) Bowie, 62, of Madison, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at his home.

    A funeral service was held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Madison United Methodist Church followed by burial in Lakewood Memorial Park South. Dick was born on August 27, 1955, in Jackson, the son of the late James J. Bowie and Helen Shelton Bowie.
  • Mary Holt Kepner died on September 7th, 2017.  A funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at First Presbyterian in Canton.  Mary was born in Rogers Park, Illinois, As a child she joined the Presbyterian Church in Rogers Park and would remain a lifelong member of the greater Presbyterian congregation. 
  • Leo J Klaas, 91, of Ridgeland, died on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Funeral services were held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Friday, September 8, 2017 followed by Interment at Lakewood Memorial Park.  Mr. Klaas was a WWII veteran, having served in the ARMY Air Corps for two years. During his service, he received an American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and Victory Medal.
  • Mollie Holland Bridgforth died at St. Catherine's Village in Madison, Mississippi on September 3, 2017. She was 91. Mollie was born in Pontotoc County, MS on March 5, 1926. She was the ninth of ten children.

    After graduation from Tupelo High School, Mollie became a legal secretary in the office of Sam E.
  • Jared Cameron Entrekin, age 26, of Madison, died on September 7, 2017.  Jared was born on February 2, 1991 to Lynn and Julie Entrekin.

    A native of Madison, Jared graduated from Madison Central High School in 2009. He attended Mississippi State University where he was a member of the famous Maroon Band, and co-founder and President of the Wake Boarding and Ski team.
  • J.V. McCullough, of Flora, died on Sunday, September 03, 2017.  A celebration of his life was held Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Flora followed by a graveside service at Flora Cemetery.  

    Mr. McCullough was born on November 12 1941, in Yazoo County, the son of the late J.U and Clara Bell McCullough. He owned and operated Jackson Bolt and Screw and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Flora.
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