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  • Julia Virginia Sturdivant, 94, of Ridgeland, died January 9, 2017.

    A funeral service was held on January 11, 2017 at Trace Ridge Baptist Church in Ridgeland followed by burial in Jessamine Cemetery. 
  • Dean Castle Scott, 88, of Madison, Mississippi, formerly of Memphis, Tennessee, died January 13, 2017 at St. Dominic's Hospital, Jackson, Mississippi. Dean was born January 5, 1929, in Jackson, Mississippi, the daughter of Charles Lamar Castle and Virgie Harper.  Dean graduated from Central High School, Jackson, Mississippi and Louisiana State University, where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Mu Sorority.  Dean was preceded in death by her husband, O. Walter Scott, Jr.
  • Thurman L. Pitts, Jr. of Ridgeland, MS died December 22, 2016.  Larry was born in Tupelo, October 2, 1942 to Thurman and Anne Pitts and spent his childhood in Jackson. He attended Columbia Military Academy, Columbia, TN, and graduated from MS State University.

    A proud Vietnam Veteran, Larry served with the Marines receiving numerous commendation. Prior to moving to Roanoke, Virginia where he was associated with McDonnell Douglas, he was affiliated with the banking industry in Jackson.
  • Ronald Charles Goodin, 59, of Ridgeland, died Sunday, January 08, 2017 at St. Dominic Hospital. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, January 10, 2016 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Greenville, MS.  

    Mr. Goodin was born on January 25, 1957, in Greenville; the son of the late Raymond and Frieda Goodin. He was a talented and self-taught photographer and enjoyed building model airplanes. 
  • Jewel Dodds Gaines, 88, of Flora, died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at her home in Flora.

    A funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 17 at Breeland Funeral Home in Canton. Burial was in the Flora Cemetery.  Born in Pittsboro, MS she lived most of her life in Flora. She was a faithful member of Simmons Memorial Baptist Church since 1961. 
  • Calvin Hopper, 91, of Madison, died on Sunday, January 8, 2017.. Funeral services were held on January 12, 2017 at St. Francis Assisi Church in Madison, MS followed by interment at Lakewood Memorial Park.  

    Mr. Hopper was born on June 1, 1925 in Tallulah, LA to the late Calvin A. and Prelacy Smith Hopper. He served his country in the United States Army in Berlin, Germany during WWII and continued to serve in the National Guard for 12 years.
  • The Reverend Dr. Daniel Deupree McKee, II, 71, of Madison, died January 4, 2017. A Requiem Eucharist was celebrated on January 6, 2017 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral.   

    Dan was born on May 16, 1945, in Vicksburg, the son of the late William Wells McKee and Helen Priestly McKee. A 1963 graduate of Clarksdale High School, he continued his education at Millsaps College, attending on a tennis scholarship. During his time at Millsaps, he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. In 1967, Dan earned his Bachelor of Arts.  Following graduation, Dan began his studies at the School of Theology,in Sewanee, TN, studying abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland for a year. 
  • Robert Abide Malouf, Jr., of Ridgeland, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2016.   

    He is survived by his parents, Lee and Bob Malouf of Ridgeland; sisters, Anna Malouf of Dallas, Texas, and Dora Lee Little (Wesley), of Austin, Texas; his maternal grandmother Dora Lee Livingston Clark of Yazoo City; aunts and uncles, Alex and Pat Malouf, Donna Jean and Rodney Norris, Bill and Holli Malouf, all of Green-wood; Gay and Richard Tompkins of St. Louis, MO; Anna Katherine and Ron Scott, of Ridgeland; Nettie and John Byrd, of Yazoo City, and Elizabeth and Rob Thacker of Hendersonville, TN; and numerous cousins and other family members.
  • Mrs. Edith "Mama Hamil" Nell Reed Hamil, 85, of Madison, died on January 1, 2017.  Funeral services were held on January 4, 2017 at Old Towne Community Church, Ridgeland, MS followed by interment in Natchez Trace Memorial Park.  

    She was known by all as "Mama Hamil". Though she was known for her food, her accomplishments stretched to business and politics.  A native of Conecuh County, AL, Edith moved to Jackson in 1966.
  • Ronald Charles Goodin, 59, of Ridgeland died January 08, 2017. A graveside service was held January 10, 2016 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Greenville, MS. Mr. Goodin was born on January 25, 1957, in Greenville; the son of the late Raymond and Frieda Goodin..
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