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Angela Bonner

May 9, 1935 - March 31, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Raymond, MS.
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Joshua Clinton Hardin

December 11, 1992 - March 30, 2014

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Janice Lynn Kelly

April 16, 1974 - March 22, 2014

Janice Lynn Kelly, 39, of Learned, passed away March 22, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Visitation will be from 5 to 9pm on Monday, March 24 and again on Tuesday, March 25 from 1 to 2:30pm at Wright and Ferguson in Raymond. Funeral services will be 3:00pm on Tuesday at Salem Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.Janice was employed at Hinds Community College. She is survived...
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Irene Kennedy Brent

March 18, 1927 - November 15, 2012

Irene Brent of Raymond passed away on November 15, 2012, at the age of 85. Mrs. Brent was born in Puckett, the daughter of Guy and Lillie Mae Kennedy. She grew up in Brandon. In 1947, she married Bill Brent and moved to Raymond, where they owned and operated Brent's Grocery for 34 years.Mrs. Brent is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Brent and her brother, Dan Kennedy. She is survived by...
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Cora Frances Gatewood

May 24, 1927 - October 4, 2011

Cora Frances Gatewood, 84, died Tuesday October 4, 2011. Funeral services will be held Friday Oct.7, 2011 at 11:00am from the First Baptist Church Raymond. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 till 7:00pm at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Raymond, MS. and Friday from 10:00am till service time at the church. Burial will be in the Raymond Cemetery.Mrs. Gatewood was born May 24, 1927 in Scott...
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Lois M. Edwards

July 18, 1930 - September 20, 2011

Mrs. J.W. (Lois M.) Edwards, 81, died Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond with interment in Bolton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday and 1:00 PM Friday, all at the funeral home. Mrs. Edwards was born July 18, 1930 in Pine Bluff, AR...
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James Daniel Lunsford

February 1, 1931 - August 19, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Raymond, MS.
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Helen Scott Jones

May 31, 1923 - August 6, 2011

Helen Scott Jones, 88, died Saturday, August 6, 2011 in Jackson, MS. A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday at Raymond Cemetery with visitation from 9-11 AM at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond.Mrs. Jones, a longtime resident of Raymond, was born May 31, 1923 to the late Vilas L. and Minnie Standefer Scott. She was a graduate of Belhaven College and a member of the Raymond...
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Lois Harris

September 22, 1926 - July 22, 2011

Eva Lois Beard Harris, 84, passed away Friday, July 22nd, 2011, at Baptist Hospital of complications due to heart failure. Visitation will be from 4-6 pm Sunday, July 24th at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond, MS. The service will be held at Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Learned at 2 pm on Monday, July 25th followed by burial at Old Lebanon Church Cemetery.Mrs. Harris is survived by...
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Wanzie Renfroe Sellers

May 11, 1924 - July 10, 2011

Wanzie Sellers, age 87, passed from this life into the next on July 10, 2011. She was a long-time resident of Raymond, Mississippi, and a member of Hinds Independent Methodist Church. Wanzie was a devoted wife to her husband Loyd for 68 years and a loving mother to four children. Five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren were blessed to call her 'Nanny'.Wanzie loved to work in her garden...
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Theora Anne Axtell

September 3, 1923 - June 24, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Raymond, MS.
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Harold Richard Kilby

May 12, 1949 - May 16, 2011

Harold R. Kilby, Jr., 62, died Monday May 16, 2011 in Raymond. Visitation will be 5-7pm today and 10am Thursday at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond. Graveside services will be 11:00am Thursday at Raymond Cemetery.He was a lifetime member of Raymond United Methodist Church.Mr. Kilby served as President of Merchants and Planters Bank since August of 1979. He was a member of the Board of...
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James H. Boatner

October 16, 1939 - May 14, 2011

Mr. James Boatner, 71, died Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday at First Pentecostal Church in Raymond with interment in Hartness Cemetery in Noxapater at 4 PM Monday. Visitation is 5-8 PM Sunday at Wright and Ferguson Ridgeland and 10 AM Monday at the church.Mr. Boatner was born in Winston County Mississippi to Kathleen Hartness...
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Mary Lynn Alexander

June 10, 1959 - May 7, 2011

Mary Lynn Hubbard Alexander, 51, passed away Saturday morning May 7, 2011 in Raymond.Survivors include her father, W. W. Hubbard, and her children, Bridget Alexander Rhodes, and Sarah Kate Alexander. Also her sister Pollyanna Lewis. She is preceded in death by her mother, Betty Hubbard, and her brothers, Bill Hubbard, and Powell Hubbard.Services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday May 10, 2011 in...
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Alice Geneva Garner

May 5, 1920 - May 5, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Raymond, MS.
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Nettie Brent Strong

October 4, 1915 - February 19, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Raymond, MS.
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Gregory Bannon Carson

February 1, 1971 - February 12, 2011

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Eloise D. Russell

October 14, 1926 - January 23, 2011

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Nell C. Nixon

June 17, 1924 - January 6, 2011

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Noel W. Hollyfield

December 25, 1921 - December 5, 2010

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James Kenneth Daniel

August 11, 1945 - November 21, 2010

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Kathryn Louise Cain

May 22, 1935 - October 24, 2010

Mrs. Kathryn Louise Cain, 75, died Sunday October 24, 2010 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday from the Raymond Chapel of Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home. Visitation will be between the hours of 5:30 and 7:30 PM Thursday and after 10:00 AM Friday. Interment will follow the service at 2:00 PM in the Sallis Cemetery in Attala County.Born in...
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Sarah Ann Simmons

December 17, 1942 - September 20, 2010

Mrs. Sarah Ann Simmons, 67, died Monday September 20, 2010 at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday September 23, 2010 from the Raymond Chapel of Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home. Visitation will be between the hours of 5 and 7 PM Wednesday and after 1:00 PM Thursday. Interment will follow the service in Lakewood Cemetery. Born in...
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Gladys L. Gottschalck

September 7, 1931 - September 8, 2010

Gladys Lou Gottschalck, 79, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Born September 7, 1931 in Saltsburg, PA, and raised on a dairy farm, she was the fourth child of nine. Married April 11, 1950 to Cleo Neil Gottschalck, they raised one son, Neil (Kathy) and two daughters Linda Thomas (Preston) and Barbara Moss (Judd) who survive her along with five grand children and two great-grand children...
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Betty Jean Hubbard

November 10, 1929 - July 31, 2010

Mrs. Betty Price Hubbard, 80, passed away peacefully at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS Saturday July 31, 2010.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday August 3, 2010 from the Raymond Chapel of Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home. Visitation will be between the hours of 5 and 7 PM Monday and after 10 AM Tuesday. Interment will follow the service in the Utica Cemetery.A native of Utica...
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Travis Delos Lang

August 5, 1936 - July 8, 2010

Travis D. Lang, 73, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS.Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2010 and Services will be Monday, July 12, 2010 at 11 a.m. Both will be held at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond, MS. Burial will be at the cemetery of First Baptist Church in Edwards, MS.Mr. Lang served in the U.S. Army and was a Veteran...
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Kate Brunson Haley

September 16, 1917 - June 28, 2010

Kate Brunson Haley, 92, died peacefully on June 28, 2010 surrounded by her family at Regency Hospital.Born in Neshoba County in 1917, she was the daughter of Frank Brunson and Viola Smith Brunson. She was preceded in death by her husband Kermit D. Haley.She and her husband together had a total of 20 siblings and an additional 21 brothers and sisters-in-law. She was the last surviving member of...
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Ora Louise Strickland Polk

August 11, 1925 - May 29, 2010

Ora Louise Strickland Polk, 84, of Raymond, died Saturday, May 29, 2010 in Pearl. A graveside service is scheduled for today, Monday, May 31, 2010 at Cockrum United Methodist Church Cemetery at 10:30 AM. The visitation was held Sunday, May 30, 2010, from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond, MS.Mrs. Polk, a homemaker, has been a resident of Raymond since 1961 and...
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Barbara Gelzer Fulton

September 6, 1936 - May 28, 2010

Barbara Gelzer Fulton, 73, died Friday, May 28, 2010 in Jackson, MS. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, May 31, 2010 at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel in Raymond. Burial will follow at 3:30 PM at Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Monday prior to the service at the funeral home.Barbara was born in Camden, New Jersey in September 6, 1936. Her...
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Willie Ruth Holman

May 20, 1927 - May 6, 2010

Willie Ruth Holman, 82, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.Visitation will be 4 - 6 pm Sunday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 10, 2010 at Bolton Cemetery.Mrs. Holman was a member of Bolton United Methodist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband Pete Holman and her son, Ricky Holman. ...
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Charles Edward Cortezie

January 11, 1942 - April 8, 2010

Charles Edward Cortezie, Sr., 68, died Thursday April 8, 2010 at home in Edwards. Visitation will be 5-8 pm today and 9:30am Saturday April 10, 2010 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond. Funeral services will be 10:00am Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Edwards Cemetery.He was preceded in death by his wife, Jimmie Lou Cortezie and son, Charles E. Cortezie, Jr.; Survivors...
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Dorothy Lucille Carpenter

October 7, 1926 - March 25, 2010

Dorothy Ivey Carpenter of Clinton, MS, age 83, died Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center from heart failure following surgery.A native of McNair, MS, she was a 1943 graduate of Jefferson County Agricultural High School where she was the valedictorian. After attending Draughon's Business College, Copiah Lincoln Junior College and Mississippi College, she went back to her...
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Thomas Quitman Martin

December 14, 1959 - January 23, 2010

Reverend Tommy Martin, 50, of Dundalk, MD died January 23, 2010 at home. Services will be 11:00am Thursday January 28, 2010 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton. Visitation will be 5-8pm Wednesday and 10am Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park.Tommy was born December 14, 1959 in Jackson and was a graduate of Blue Mountain College and New Orleans...
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Troy Arlis Ricks

January 26, 1920 - January 13, 2010


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Jimmy Glenn Mixon

July 14, 1953 - December 11, 2009

Jimmy Glenn Mixon, age 56, Of Utica, Ms died Friday, December 11, 2009 at Central Mississippi Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 10:00 AM at the Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel in Raymond. The visitation will be on Monday, December 14, 2009 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral Home. The interment will be held in the Shiloh Baptist Church...
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James Richardson Arthur

May 30, 1957 - November 28, 2009

James "Jimmy" R. Arthur, age 52, of Raymond died Saturday, November 28, 2009 in Flowood. Services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at the First Baptist Church of Raymond with Dr. Mark Strum, Dr. Tommy Jarrett, Bro. Billy Causey and Dr. Greg Belser officiating. Burial will follow at Raymond City Cemetery with Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation...
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Daniel Benjamin Comfort

March 5, 1924 - Unknown

Ben Comfort of Utica but a long time resident of Jackson passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at age 87 after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Nora and William; his brothers Marion, Lonnie, Tom, Jim, William "WA", Floyd, Richard "Dick" and his sisters Maude Ezell and Bessie Peterson. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Audrey Little Comfort; sons Daniel and...
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