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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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James Lee "J. L." Smith

Mr. James Lee "J.L." Smith, age 65, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in Southaven, MS. Family will receive friends at a catered memorial reception on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

"J. L." as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, a member of the Baptist faith,  was a retired sheet metal mechanic for Local # 4 , Memphis, TN.

Those left behind to cherish his memory include:  his loving wife, Sherri G Smith of Oakland, MS;  three daughters, Leslie (James) Brown Olive Branch, MS, Kerry (Andy) Poe , Hernando, MS, and Shelley (Van) Jenkins, Southaven, MS; a brother John Terry Smith of Bartlett, TN; six grandchildren;  Edmund Brown and Elizabeth Brown of Olive Branch, MS,  Kortnie Smith and Lincoln Poe of Hernando, MS, True Jenkins and Toriya Jenkins of Southaven, MS.

Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his parents J. D. and Ann Smith; and a son, McArthur Smith.

Family requests that you please consider Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN for memorials.

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Rose Marie Wortham Jacobs

Rose Marie Wortham Jacobs, 53, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 at her home in Independence, LA. The family will receive friends at a catered reception Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., with the service to begin at 2:00 p..m. in the Chapel. Interment will follow in Wortham Cemetery, Tillatoba, MS

Ms Jacobs, a member of the Baptist faith had been an employee of Turner Industry in LaPlace, La.

Those left behind to cherish her memories include: her two daughters, Michelle Smith, Memphis, TN and Lisa Martello, Independence, LA; her sisters, Betty Norris, Lake Village, AR, Flor Smith, Hernando MS, Dorothy Tackett, Dallas, TX, Norma Hauck, Independence, LA; her brothers Jimmy Wortham, Charleston, MS, Johnny Wortham, Coffeeville, MS, Tyler Wortham, Grenada, MS, Jaycee Wortham, Russellville, AR, Mike Wortham, Independence, LA ; two grandchildren, Michael Smith and Baylee Hudspeth both of Memphis, TN.

Rose is preceded in death by her parents, Norman Tyler and Annie Mae Wortham; her sister, Jessie Mae Spence and her brother, Robert Lee Wortham.

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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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