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John Charles Gill
John Charles Gill, of Ridgeland, was born November 14, 1953 and died on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. He is survived by his brother, Ken Gill; sister-in-law Shirley Gill; and niece Holli Gill.
James Gaillard Walker, Jr., 57, of Canton, died on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. A funeral service was held on Saturday, November 26 at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Interment followed at Terry Cemetery.
William B. Jenkins
William Banks Jenkins, 78, of Ridgeland, passed away on November 28, 2016 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital.
The son of the late Walter Jenkins, Sr. and Gladys Upshaw Jenkins, William was born on June 11, 1938 and was a native of Pickens, MS. He was in the US Air Force Reserve and worked until retirement as an Engineer designing water and sewer infrastructure. He was a self taught musician and a license pilot and aviator.
Dr. Elzberry ‘Bud’ Waters, Jr.
Dr. Elzberry "Bud" Waters, Jr., 83, of Madison, died on November 18th at St. Catherine's Village in Madison of complications from Parkinson's disease.
Until recently a life-long resident of the Washington, D.C. area, Bud served in the Air Force and the Air Force Reserves.
Jacqueline Ann Kemper Hill
Jacqueline Ann Kemper Hill, 83, of Madison, Mississippi went home to glory on November 21, 2016. She was born on September 16, 1933 in Houston, Texas to the late Ward and Emma Kemper. She grew up there and Maricaibo, Venezuela. She graduated from San Marcos Academy in San Marcos, Texas as Valedictorian and received her teaching degree from Baylor University where she met and married the love of her life. She had a long career in teaching PE, both at the high school and elementary level. Outside the classroom she was a drill team sponsor and Jump Rope for Heart coach for many years.
Samuel ‘Sammy’ Shute
Samuel Gregory (Sammy) Shute, 54, of Ridgeland, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson MS.
Visitation will be held in the Broadmoor Baptist Church Chapel, Madison, from 12:30 - 2 p.m. Thursday, December 1, with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. Doctors Jim Futral and Rob Futral will officiate. Interment will follow at Parkway Memorial Park in Ridgeland. Arrangements are by Parkway Funeral Home.
Edward L. Watts
Edward L. Watts, age 75, of Flora died November 8, 2016.
He was born in Columbia, MS, on September 25, 1941 to the late, Harvey and Evelyn Watts. Edward served in the Navy from November 19, 1958 to December 7, 1962.
Ethel M. Tadlock
Ethel May Houston Tadlock, 83, Of Pearl passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016. Ethel was the daughter of the late Luther and Geneva May Houston of Union, MS.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters, Nell Gilmore and Betty Jo Germany. She was born in Union, MS and a longtime resident of Jackson and Pearl, MS. Mrs. Tadlock was a member of Pearl United Methodist Church. She was a devoted member of the choir and the Ladies Volunteer Activities.
Austin Rivers McGraw, 20, of Flora, MS, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016, in Oxford, MS. A celebration of his life was held at Broadmoor Baptist Church November 13. Rivers was born October 24, 1996, in Jackson, MS.
Betty Lou Puckett
Betty Lou Puckett, 86, of Madison passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Funeral services were held at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home with burial to following at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Puckett was a member of Woodland Hills Baptist Church in Jackson. She was an avid bridge player and a member of the PETROL Bridge Club. Cooking, gardening, and involvement with the Girl Scouts were activities she loved.
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