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Mr. Terry L. Lindley

Mr. Terry . Lindley, age 52, passed away Friday April 14, 2016 at his home.  He was a retired Machine Operator for Hankins Lumber Company, Grenada, MS.

The family will receive friends at a catered reception from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday April 16, 2016 at Newsom Funeral Home. The service for Mr. Lindley will be at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday April 17, 2016. Interment will follow in Magnolia Garden Cemetery, Charleston.

Mr. Lindley was a member of Stonefield Church of God, Cascilla, MS.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Floyd & Lenise Lindley;  a brother Billy Lindley; his maternal grandparents Verdie Lee & Henry Tartt; his paternal grandparents William & Katherine Lindley.

Mr. Lindley is survived by two brothers, Mike Lindley and Tommy Lindley both of Cascilla, MS.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Baptist Memorial Hospital or Baptist Memorial Hospice, 2301 South Lamar Blvd., Oxford, MS 38655.

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William V. "Bill" Porter, Jr.

William V. "Bill" Porter, Jr., 90, passed away Wednesday, April 13,2016.  He was retired from Red Ball Motor Freight. Mr. Porter was a pastor for many years before moving to Memphis.

The family will receive friends at a catered reception from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday April 15, 2016 at Hernando Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Adams Arbor Church of God of Prophecy with Funeral Services at 1 p.m.  Interment will follow in Adams Arbor Cemetery.

Mr. Porter is survived by his wife, Fay Porter of Hernando; daughters, Carla Fast (David) of Southaven, Deb Weeks (Glen) of Southaven, Rita Mayo of Attalla, AL and Sharon Porter of Water Valley; sister, Marie Freeman (William) of Enid; five grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association.

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Benford Brown, Jr.

Charleston, MS

Mr. Benford Brown, Jr., age 85, passed away March 30, 2016 in Charleston, MS.   The Family will receive friends at a catered reception, Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am followed by the service at 11:00 am at Newsom Funeral Home. Interment will be at Magnolia Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Benford Brown, Jr., retired owner of Brown’s Flying Service of Charleston, MS was a member of Paynes Baptist Church. Three sons, Larry (Anita) Brown of Grenada, MS; Steve (Shannon) Brown of Charleston, MS; and Bradley (Peyton) Brown of Charleston, MS survive him. A sister, Nina Townes of Goodlettsville, TN, and six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Anna Bell Brown; his brother, Charles Brown and his sister Marjorie Staten.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Mr. Tracy Tartt

Charleston, MS


Mr. Tracy Tartt age 48, passed away March 28, 2016.  The family will receive friends at a catered reception from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday March 31,  at Newsom Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Friday April 1, 2016 at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Internment to follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Scobey, MS.

Mr. Tartt was a logger for Adam Denton Logging Co., hunting and fishing were his favorite hobbies.

Mr. Tartt is survived by his wife Karen Tartt of Scobey, MS his daughter Crystal Tartt of Memphis, TN, two sons Tracy Randall Tartt and Christopher Adam Tartt both of Scobey, MS, his mother Louise (Johnny) Ford of Holcomb, MS, his brother Darrell (Deann) Tartt of Holcomb, MS, sister Teresa (Ronald) Dickey of Tupelo, MS.  He was preceeded in death by his father Jimmy Dale Tartt, an infant son, his grand-parents Henry & Verdie Lou Tartt, William &  Katherine Lindley.

Memorial contributions to the church or charity of your choice.


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Mrs. Juanita F. Biggers

Charleston, MS.

Mrs. Juanita F. Biggers, age 84, passed away on Thursday March 17, 2016 in Charleston, MS. The family will receive friends on Sunday March 20, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until service time 2:00 p.m. at Friendship West Baptist Church in Sumner, MS. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Biggers was a retired teacher of the Tallahatchie County School System, member of Friendship West Baptist Church, an agent for Aflac Insurance, Graduate of Sumner High School where she was deemed Valedictorian, and also a graduate of University Southern MS.

She is survived by her husband, W.T. Biggers Sr. of Sumner, MS., sons Warren T. (Beverly) Biggers of Teasdale, MS. and Milton Gary (Faith) Biggers of Hector, AR. Four Grandchildren and nine Great Grandchildren also survive Mrs. Biggers. She was preceded in death by her parents Jim Henry & Quida Ferguson, one sister Quida Mae Carruthers and two brothers W.T. & Henry Arthur Ferguson.


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