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Mrs. Alyene Wiggins

Charleston, MS

Mrs. Alyene Wiggins, age 85, passed away Tuesday March 13, 2018 at her residence in Oakland, MS. The family will receive friends on Thursday March 15, 2018 from 12 o'clock noon until 12:45 p.m. in the Chapel of Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston, MS with a Graveside to follow at Springhill Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Interment Springhill Cemetery.

Mrs. Wiggins was a member of Springhill Baptist Church, loved to cook and take road trips.

She is survived by her daughter Billie Brand of Oakland, MS; three sons William Jessie Wiggins of Oakland, MS; James Earl Wiggins (Paula) of Enid, MS; Gerald Wayne Wiggins of Oakland, MS; one sister Julene Loller of Greenwood, MS; eight grandchildren Jacque Dickey of Tillatoba, MS; Amanda Jordan of Bogue Chitto, MS; Larissa Wiggins of Water Valley, MS; Amillia Hughes of Enid, MS; Hunter Wiggins of Enid, MS; Linda Wiggins of Enid, MS; Eve Prince of Grenada, MS; Rhonda Warren of Southaven, MS; and Eleven Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband William Jack Wiggins, her parents Jess & Adele Barrentine, one son Benny Joe Wiggins and one sister Mary Ann Herrod.


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Mr. Edgar Ellis "Buddy" Burns, Sr.

Charleston, MS

Mr. Edgar Ellis "Buddy" Burns, Sr. age 87, passed away Thursday March 8, 2018 at Fox Bridge Assisted Living in Memphis, TN. The family will receive friends on Monday March 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday morning March 13, 2018 with service beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel, Charleston, MS. Interment will be in Memphis Memory Gardens, Memphis TN.

Mr. Burns has been in the ministry for 60 years as pastor and missionary service around the world based in Scotland, New Zealand and Canada.

Mr. Burns leaves behind to cherish his memory, three sons, Eddie (Sandy) Burns,  of Windsor, CO, Gene Burns of Enid, MS, and Ricky (Sharon) Burns of Memphis, TN.; his brother Joe (Rosemary) Burns, Germantown, TN; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Buddy is preceded in death by his beloved wife Bobbie Burns and his parents Berry and Susannah Burns and one brother Pete Burns.

The family requests you consider memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


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Mr. Walter N. Ahrens, Jr.

Charleston, MS

Mr. Walter Norris "Scooter" Ahrens, Jr., age 65, passed away peacefully at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi on March 6, 2018. He was surrounded by his children, sisters and mother. The family will receive friends Friday, March 9, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel, Charleston, Mississippi. Interment will follow in Charleston City Cemetery, Charleston, Mississippi.

Mr. Ahrens was a 1970 graduate of Charleston High School. He was a United States Navy veteran having served bravely during the Vietnam war.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Walter N. Ahrens, Sr.  of Charleston, MS; his children, Brittany (Jamie) Meyer of Oxford, MS and Trey (Kristen) Ahrens of Charleston, MS; his sisters, Sandy (Charles) Duren, Amy McBrayer both of Charleston, MS and Alisa (Kelly) West of Oxford, MS. He is also survived by two grandchildren with one on the way, as well as four nieces and two nephews.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Paralyzed Veterans of America in honor of Walter Norris Ahrens, Jr.


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Ms Georgia Morrell Stokes Hawkins

Crowder, MS

Ms. Georgia Morrell Stokes Hawkins, age 55, passed away at her residence in Crowder, MS on Monday February 19, 2018. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston, MS. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 beginning 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Newsom Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Friendship Church of God Cemetery located near Teasdale Community.

Ms. Hawkins was a homemaker during her lifetime.

Those left to cherish her memory include her two sons Brandon Kennedy (Mary) of Enid, MS and Brett Hawkins of Courtland, MS; her father George Stokes of Enid, MS; one sister Mickey Rush of Hernando, MS; two brothers Larry (Debbie) Stokes and Wesley (Kim) Stokes both of Dayton, TX; four grandchildren, George Ashton Kennedy, Abby Nichole Kennedy, Hailey Miller and Hallie Welch.

She is preceded in death by her mother Mary Elizabeth Stokes.


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Sondra Ann Ross

Charleston, MS

Ms. Sondra Ann Ross, age 59, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018, at Methodist Central Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends for visitation Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 3:00 p.m, at Stonefield Church of God, Cascilla, Mississippi. Interment will follow in Magnolia Garden Cemetery in the Paynes Community.

Sondra, a member of Stonefield Church of God was a retired beautician, and had served as supervisor of Tallahatchie County.  Sondra was a great mother and an outdoors person.

Sondra is survived by her mother,  Dot Hamblin  (Larry) Cole of Charleston, MS ; her three sons, Joey (Maegan) Wall of Batesville, MS, Jim Wall of Charleston, MS, Clark (Maegan) Wall of Batesville, MS; her brother, Larry Gene (Lauren)  Cole of Enid, MS; her grandchildren, Matthew Wall, Madison Wall,  Joe Wall Jr., Colton Wall, Joley-Anna Wall, and Lucy-Claire Wall all of Batesville, MS, Eric Wall, Los Angeles, CA, Connor Wall of Grenada, MS; one great-grandchild, Mabry Hoop of Grenada, MS.

She was preceded in death by her father, Buddy Ross and two brothers, Little Buddy Ross and Eric Ross.

The family requests that you consider for memorial contributions;

Beacon House of Boston, MA  as well the American Cancer Society Brain Cancer division.


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