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Kathy Jo Kendall

Ms Kathy Kendall, age 61, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at her home in Sumner, MS. The family will receive friends at a Graveside Service, 2:00 p.m.,Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Clarksdale, MS.

Ms Kendall, born April 10,1955, was a homemaker and member of the Baptist faith.

Kathy is survived by her daughters  Shauna (Josh) Rollins, of Vicksburg, Ms, Shanda (Max) Campbell of Pearl, MS; her son, Roger Dale Kendall, Jr. of Jackson, MS; her parents J. W. Moorman, Sr. of Scobey, MS, Bettye Clark Lyons, of Brazil, MS; four grandchildren,  Ivanna Sha Campbell, Maxey Sidney Campbell, III, Preston Blake Campbell, and Levi Montgomery Campbell, all of Pearl MS as well as her friend Alec Jenkins of Sumner, MS.

She was preceded in death by her brother Joey Moorman, Jr.

Family request memorial contributions be made to Friendship Baptist Church West, Sumner, MS

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Jennifer Hargett Barefoot

Jennifer Hargett Barefoot of Charleston, MS, age 36, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016 in Pope, MS.  The family will receive friends Friday, August 12, 2016 at  Charleston Church of God, Charleston, MS from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be Saturday August 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. also Charleston Church of God.  Interment will follow in Charleston City Cemetery.

Jennifer, a lifelong member of Charleston Church of God was a 2006 graduate of Ole MS.  Jennifer was employed as Education Consultant for Educational Consulting, Charleston, MS and  CORE Learning of Madison, MS. Jennifer has worked in school districts throughout Mississippi; she was a National Board Certified teacher with Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

Jennifer is survived by her husband, James Thomas Barefoot of Charleston, Ms; her children, Betsy Wolfe and Bentley Wolfe of Charleston, MS and Marshall Bailey Allbritton of Grenada, MS; her parents, Edward and Charlotte Hargett of Charleston,MS; her brother, Shane Hargett of Charleston, MS; her nephew Chad Hargett of Charleston,MS; Aunt Rosemary Wolfe as well as numerous other aunts and uncles.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her Maternal Grandparents Charles and Lucy Lavender; her Paternal Grandparents, Flynn and Frankie Hargett; and her Uncle Billy Wolfe.

Family request that consideration for memorials be The Gideon's International or Charleston Church of God.

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Mr. James W. "Jim" Kuykendall, Jr.

Mr. James W. "Jim" Kuykendall, Jr., age 92, passed away at his home August, 1, 2016. Family will receive friends at a catered reception Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. , service following visitation at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Springhill Cemetery, Oakland, MS.

Mr. Kuykendall, a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII, was a member of Springhill Baptist Church, Oakland, MS. He was a retired Certified Safety Supervisor for Builders Transport, West Memphis, AR.  In addition, he was a past member and judge for the  National Iris Society and an Honorary member of the  Dream Riders Biking for Children Charity Organization, Water Valley, MS.

Jim is survived by his son Al (Debbie) Kuykendall of Oakland, MS; his foster-son Kermit Kroll of Oakland, MS; his granddaughters Reggie (Toby) Kuykendall Smith of Charleston, MS and Kelsey Kuykendall of Ocean Springs, MS; his great-grandson James Maddox Smith, Charleston, MS.

Mr. Kuykendall is preceded in death by his loving wife Evelyn Allen Kuykendall.

Family request any consideration of  memorial contributions be made to Dream Riders Biking for Children, P. O. Box 106, Water Valley, MS 38965.

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Mrs. Betty Jean Ward Clark

Charleston, MS.

Mrs. Betty Jean Ward Clark, age 86, passed away on Wednesday July 13, 2016 at Brookdale Sr. Living Facility in Oxford, MS where she was a resident. Family will receive friends for visitation Saturday, July 16,2016 at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Charleston Cemetery.

Mrs. Clark was a life long resident of Charleston, MS. She was a retired employee of Tallahatchie General Hospital.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and bird watching. Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her husband, Buford Clark; her son Steve Clark; her mother, Ruth Devaney Ward; two sisters, Dot Russell and Maxine Trusty; one brother, Buddy Ward.

Mrs. Clark is survived by her daughter, Beverly Trout and her husband Tom Roy; four grandsons, Troy, Atkins, Clark (Brenna) and Mac (Mallory); six great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Kyd Tubbs Clark and two granddaughters, Geani (Cody) and Hallie Clark  (Lacy); one sister, Nancy Ward Brown; several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Brookdale of Oxford, 100 Azalea Drive, Oxford, MS 38655.

Pall Bearers are Tom Roy Trout, Troy Trout, Clark Trout, Mac Trout, Russ Brown and Cody Dalrymple.

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"Mac" Arthur Smith

Cascilla, MS

Mr. "Mac" Arthur Smith, age 74, passed away July 11, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN.  The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 15, 2016 followed by the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at Cascilla Baptist Church in Cascilla, MS. Interment will be in New Smith Cemetery, Cascilla, MS.

He was a retired factory worker for Randall Tex-tron, a member of Cascilla Baptist Church and a member of the Cascilla Fire Department.

Mr. Smith is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Shirley Ann Smith; a son Glen "Bugga" (Teresa) Smith; a brother Willard (Betty) Smith, all of Cascilla, MS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Mary Louise Smith; his daughter, Tracy Lynn Smith;  a brother Lennis Glen Smith.


Memorial contributions may be made to Cascilla Baptist Church.

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