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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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Mrs. Margaret May Breland

Charleston, MS

Mrs. Margaret May Breland "Aunt Marg", age 100, passed away on January 25, 2018 at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN. The family will receive friends on Monday January 29, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until service time beginning 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel Of Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston, MS. Interment to follow in Magnolia Garden Cemetery in Paynes, MS.

She was born in Webb, MS on February 28, 1917 and was called home one month shy of turning 101 years young. She was a member of Webb Baptist Church, her working career included time as a factory worker and concluded as a Drug Store Clerk. She loved fishing, camping and gardening. She was one of ten siblings.

Those left to cherish her memory include her only surviving brother Earl Sumner (Martha) of Dresden, TN; A large family cherished her including twelve nephews, twenty nieces, and a host of great nieces and nephews all claimed her as their "Aunt Marg". She was preceded in death  by her husband Leonard "Buddy" Breland and her parents Oscar & Agie Sumner

Memorial contributions may be made to Webb Baptist Church


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Fay Porter

Southaven, MS


Fay Porter, age 89, formerly of Hernando passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018. Visitation will be Saturday, January 27, from 5 until 7 pm at Hernando Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 3 pm Sunday, January 28, with visitation before starting at 2 pm at Adams Arbor Church of God of Prophecy in Charleston, MS with interment following in the church cemetery. Mrs. Porter, a wonderful mother and grandmother was preceded in death by her husband, William V. “Bill” Porter. She is survived by her daughters, Carla Fast (David) of Southaven, Deb Weeks (Glen) of Southaven and Rita Mayo of Atalla, AL; a sister, Doris Jean Bryant of Covington, TN; five grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and four great - great grandchildren. The family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Mr. Mark A. Ballard

Sumner, MS

Mr. Mark A. Ballard, age 53, passed away January 25, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto. Family will receive friends for visitation Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel, Charleston, Mississippi.

Mark had been a heavy equipment operator,  an avid deer and turkey hunter, and loved racing cars.

Mark is survived by his mother, Mary Ballad of Tutwiler, Mississippi and his brother, Jeff Ballard, of Sumner, Mississippi.  He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Ballard.


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