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Mr. Whit Walters

Charleston, MS

Mr. Whit Walters, age 91, peacefully entered into rest on October 20,2016 at his home in Sumner, Mississippi. The family will receive friends Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until  service time at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Sumner. Interment will follow in Magnolia Garden Cemetery, Charleston, MS.

Mr. Walters, a member of First Baptist Church Sumner where he served as Deacon and Usher was a retired employee of Oil Well Company, a division of U. S. Steel, Dallas, TX.  Mr. Walters was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II where he fought in The Battle of the Bulge.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of sixty-five years Jo Ann Walters; his sisters , Betty McCullough of Sumner, MS, Ann Tubbs of Mize, MS, and Lynn Faella of Wayne, OK; his brother, James (Evelyn) Walters of  Tupelo, MS; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family asks that you consider making your memorials contributions to:

First Baptist Church Sumner

P. O. Box 145

Sumner, Ms 38957

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Ms. Nancy McFerrin Lacefield

Ms. Nancy M. Lacefield, age 80, passed away Thursday October 13, 2016 at North Delta Hospice, Southaven, MS. Family will receive friends for a graveside service 2:00 p.m., Sunday October 16, 2016 at Bethel Cemetery, Enid, MS.

Ms. Lacefield a member of the Baptist faith was a retired employee of The Board of Education Memphis City Schools.

Those left to cherish her memory include her brother W. L. (Pam) McFerrin of Charleston, MS as well as a number of nephews and nieces.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Maudie McFerrin and her sister Francis E. Snider.

The family requests  you consider American Cancer Society for donations.

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Miss Allyson Clay Hill

Charleston, MS.

Miss Allyson Clay Hill, age 57, passed away Monday morning October 10, 2016 at Merit Health in Clarksdale, MS. There will be a Graveside service on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner, MS. at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Family surviving  Miss Hill on her father's side are her Aunt Linda Hill Bryant, two nephews J.L. Hill V and J.R. Hill, on her mother's side her Uncle Bobby Williams and Aunt Frances Allen. Miss Hill was preceded in death by her parents J.L. III and Joan Hill, her brothers J.L. Hill IV, and Vance W. Hill, her grandparents J.L. Jr. and Lois Lucille Parker Hill,  Clay and Bernice Williams, her great-grandparents J.L. Sr. and Carolyn Dyess Hill.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital


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Mr. Gerald L. Bailey

Charleston, MS

Mr. Gerald Lynn Bailey, age 69, passed away on Wednesday October 05, 2016 in Vicksburg, MS.  The family will hold a private service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday October 08, 2016 at Magnolia Garden Cemetery in Paynes, MS with the interment to follow. Newsom Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bailey attended 61 Bypass Church of Christ. He served as past president of the Warren County Parks & Recreation Committee. Gerald was a member of the 173rd Petroleum Unit in Greenwood, MS and served a year in Vietnam. He was an army sharpshooter and received the Army Commendation Medal while in Vietnam.

He attended Delta State University. His work career included sixteen years with Western Electric and eighteen years with Entergy. He retired in 2003. Gerald was an avid hiker and loved hiking the Appalachian Trail. His hobbies included golfing, traveling and gardening. He will be remembered by his family as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife, Barbara Bailey one daughter Lori Cassidy(Peter), one son Brandon (Jessica) one granddaughter Bellamy Bailey, two sisters Ellen Clark and Susan Reed and one brother Ricky Bailey. He was preceded in death by father Brady Bailey, mother Dorothy Collins Bailey Kiihnl, step father J.W. Kiihnl and brother David Bailey.

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Batson Children's Hospital

2500 N. State St.

Jackson, MS. 38216



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Mrs. Lucy Smith

Mrs. Lucy Smith, age 92, passed away Friday September 29, 2016 at Orianna Health in Grenada, MS. The family will receive friends Saturday October 1,2016 from 12:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. at Casscilla Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in New Smith Cemetery, Cascilla, Ms.

Mrs. Smith a member of Cascilla Baptist Church, was a homemaker.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include; her two daughters Debra Bailey and Linda Case both of Cascilla, MS ; her son Melvin (Joyce) Smith, of Cascilla, MS; her sister Susie Mae Kendall, Charleston, MS. and two brothers William Roy Grammer of Cascilla, MS and Leland Grammer of Ackerman, MS; three grandchildren, Kristy (Rusty) Hoop, Cascilla, Ms, Jamie Bailey, Southaven, MS, and Jarred (Christan) Bailey, Cleveland, MS as well as a great-granddaughter, Lucy Claire Bailey of Cleveland, MS. She was preceded in death by her husband Greek Smith and her parents, George and Fannie Grammer.

Family requests you consider  her beloved Cascilla Baptist Church for memorial contributions.

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