Obituaries


David Otho Johnson

David Otho Johnson, age 67 and formerly of Jackson, died on October 20, in Golden, Colorado, of pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otho S. Johnson, Jr. and Dorothy Day Johnson, infant sister Dorothy Day Johnson, and uncles, Bill Day and Dr. Kirby Day.



George Worley Newton

George Worley Newton was born in Monroe, LA, and spent his formative years in Shreveport, graduating from Byrd High School where he was both active in sports and a cheerleader. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University and a member of Zeta Zeta chapter of DKE. His “brothers” there remained close and dear to him throughout the years.


Edward B. Ramirez

Edward B. Ramirez, a retired electrical engineer, passed away at the age of 90. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Early in his career, he designed switchgear for minesweepers used by all NATO countries. He also developed switchgear for the air force. He authored 14 Navship Instruction Manuals for the Navy.



William Darrell Austin, M.D.

William Darrell Austin, M.D., 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Madison on Saturday, November 16, 2019 followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. under the direction of Sebrell Funeral Home, Ridgeland.




Retha Slay Jeffreys

Retha Slay was born in 1931, fifth of six children born to George Dewey and Beulah Stevens Slay.  She died peacefully on November 9, 2019 at Ridgeland Place after an extended illness.


David Otho Johnson

Golden, CO - David Otho Johnson, age 67 and formerly of Jackson, died on October 20, 2019, in Golden, Colorado, of pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otho S. Johnson, Jr. and Dorothy Day Johnson, infant sister Dorothy Day Johnson, and uncles, Bill Day and Dr. Kirby Day.





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