Obituaries

Suzelle Weems

Suzelle Weems succumbed, on January 10, 2020 to the ravages of acute myeloid leukemia despite a valiant and resolute year- long battle with the disease, a battle which involved chemotherapy and bone-marrow transplant.


Steven Michael “Mike” Morgan

Mr. Steven Michael “Mike” Morgan passed away in Ridgeland, Mississippi on January 5, 2020 at the age of 65.  Mike is survived by his wife, Rebecca Farnham Morgan, daughter, Kathryn Yvonne Morgan, son, William Robert “Buckshot” Morgan, sister, Pamela Morgan Dotson, and brother, Timothy Scott Morgan.  Mr.



Dorothy Thorburn McGee

Dorothy Thorburn McGee, 92, fell asleep in the Lord at home on the morning of Sunday, January 5, 2020.  Visitation will be Tuesday evening, between 5:00 and 7:00, at Dorothy’s home.  Wednesday morning, there will be a graveside service for the family at Hollywood Cemetery in McComb, MS.  There will be a memorial service Wednesday afternoon at 4


David Duke

David Duke, formerly of Jackson, passed away from cancer on December 31, 2019. He was born on November 19, 1952 to Jack and Bonnie Duke. David graduated from Calloway High School in 1970. While attending Mississippi College, he worked at Liberty Deville Grocery until his graduation.



Billy Martinson

Billy Martinson, 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 2 following a short illness.  He was born on December 20, 1934, and often lamented he had always been slated to get two-for-one gifts around Christmastime. But his life was a constant gift to his family.





Dean Martin Miller

Dean Martin Miller, son of Martin Groff Miller and Ellett Jacobs Miller, died on December 23 at St. Catherine’s Village.  He was born in Topeka, Kansas, on October 16, 1926.  He graduated from Topeka Public Schools and, at the age of seventeen, volunteered in 1944 for service in the U.S. Army.



Melvin L. Mitchell

Melvin Mitchell passed away on December 13, 2019.  Services will be conducted in Batesville, Mississippi, at the Magnolia Cemetery on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM.


Thomas Edward Royals

Thomas Edward Royals passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Ridgeland, MS.  He was 81. 

Born at home on March 7, 1938 in Raleigh, Mississippi, he was the son of the late Melvin and Mary Naomi Thornton Royals.


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