Our Obituaries

Elizabeth Ann Bilbo

May 7, 1939 - January 28, 2018

Elizabeth "Ann" Bilbo, age 78, of Poplarville, Mississippi passed away on Sunday January 28, 2018. Elizabeth was born May 7, 1939 to Mary U.V. Gamble Spiers and Lemuel Spiers. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband of fifty plus years, James V. Bilbo, Jr.; father, Lemuel Spiers and mother, Mary U.V. Gamble Spiers. She was a member of Faith Memorial Baptist Church in Poplarville.A...
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Judieth McLaurin Amacker

July 21, 1943 - January 25, 2018

Mrs. Judieth "Judi" McLaurin Amacker, age 74, of Poplarville, Mississippi passed away on Thursday January 25, 2018. Judi was born July 21, 1943 in Montgomery, Alabama to Rosalie Sims McLaurin and Linville "Ned" McLaurin. She grew up in Cross Roads, Mississippi as a country girl who loved her horses and playing basketball. She graduated from Poplarville High School in 1961 and married Elmer Oneal...
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Viron Lavelle Burge

February 20, 1925 - January 23, 2018

Viron Lavelle Burge Sr., age 92, of Poplarville, Mississippi passed away on Tuesday January 23, 2018. Viron was born February 20, 1925 in Lumberton, MS to Clara Arizona Burge and Hilary T. Burge. He was an electrical and plumbing inspector for the City of Poplarville; and a pilot in the United States Army Air Corps.Viron is survived by one daughter Aleta Jill Burge; one son Ronald Max Burge; one...
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Arnold B. Smith

January 25, 1937 - January 22, 2018

Arnold B Smith of Poplarville, MS passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 after a brave battle with Alzheimer's Disease at the age of 80.He was born January 25, 1937, in Magnolia Community to Olson and Lillie (Brown) Smith. He grew up in Stone County and attended the Magnolia School and graduated from Stone County High School and Perkinston Jr. College. He graduated from Louisiana State...
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Kathy Sue Stevens

September 1, 1948 - January 20, 2018

Kathy Sue Stevens, age 69, of Poplarville, Mississippi passed away on Saturday January 20, 2018. Kathy was born September 1, 1948 in California to Ollie Caplinger Minton and Ernest Minton. She was employed with Stevens Packing Company; a member of Red Hill Baptist Church; loved knitting; playing games on her phone and laptop; and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Poplarville. Kathy is...
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Joyce Elaine Alexander

August 13, 1954 - January 19, 2018

Joyce Elaine Alexander, age 63, of Poplarville, Mississippi passed away on Friday January 19, 2018. Joyce was born August 13, 1954 in Poplarville, Mississippi to Dicie Sones Wells and Hubert Wells. Joyce is survived by two daughters, Anita (Jimmy) Raziano, Sabrina (Joseph) Magee; two sisters, Lucille Alexander, Mary (Don) Parker, one sister-in-law, Iris Wells; four brothers, Larry (Ivylene) Wells...
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Pauline Fitch Davis

September 9, 1959 - January 19, 2018

Pauline Fitch Davis, age 58, of Lumberton, Mississippi passed away on Friday January 19, 2018. Pauline was born September 9, 1959 in Franklin, Louisiana to Virginia Billiot Fitch and Joseph Alvin Fitch. Pauline is survived by three children, Billy (Jennifer) Davis, Daniel (Alana) Davis, Karyn (Sam) Dean; four brothers, Myron Fitch, Joseph "T-Boy" Fitch, John Fitch, James Fitch; one sister Jo Ann...
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Grace Boone

May 26, 1929 - January 18, 2018

Grace Boone, 88, of Poplarville, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018, surrounded by family.Mrs. Boone was the daughter of Milton Lee Alexander and V'Ella Day Alexander. She was the manager of the bookstore at Pearl River Community College until her retirement in 1992. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Poplarville where she was a preschool Sunday School teacher. In addition to her...
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Modie Jordan

September 25, 1953 - January 17, 2018

Modie "Smokey" Jordan, 64 of Perkinston, Mississippi, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.Mr. Jordan was born September 25, 1953 to Samuel Bodie Jordan and Anges Shaw Jordan. He was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator; and attended Steep Hollow Baptist Church.In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Samuel "Sonny" Jordan and one sister, Wilda Faye Ladner.Family...
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Cindi J. Carter

July 13, 1969 - January 17, 2018

Cindi J. Carter, age 48, of Carriere, Mississippi passed away on Wednesday January 17, 2018. Cindi was born July 13, 1969 in Orange, Texas. Cindi is survived by; her mother, Patricia Simmons Carter; three brothers, Robert Carter, Allen Carter, Tarrell Kirkland; two sisters, Janice Kirkland, Gracie Carter; two nieces, Rebekuh Kirkland, Shannon Davis; one nephew Andrew Kirkland; special cousin...
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Michael Ronald Maher

April 11, 1940 - January 16, 2018

Michael Ronald Maher Sr., age 77, of Poplarville, Mississippi passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Michael was born April 11, 1940 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Josephine Brizzolara Maher and Frank Thomas Maher. Michael is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elaine Gaspard Maher; four daughters, Michelle Maher, Marlene Maher, Melanie (Rhett) Heffner, Monica (Jerry Groetsch) Maher; four sons...
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Landen Chase Farrar

October 14, 2017 - January 13, 2018

Landen Chase Farrar, age 2 months, 30 days of Picayune, Mississippi passed away on Saturday January 13, 2018. Landon was born October 14, 2017 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Cheyenne Spear and James Farrar. Landen is survived by; his father James Farrar; his mother Cheyenne Spear; paternal grandfather, Ernest Duval; paternal grandmother, Shaleena Duval; maternal grandmother Wendy Spear; two aunts...
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Mary Theresa Lodrigues

January 18, 1926 - January 11, 2018

Mary Theresa Lodrigues, age 91, of Poplarville, Mississippi passed away on Thursday January 11, 2018. Mary was born January 18, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Theresa Cumbus and Frederick Price Cumbus. Mary is survived by; son Charles (Janice) Meyer; son Dennis Lodrigues; son Brian Lodrigues; and son Gary Lodrigues.Mary was preceded in death by her husband Kirby Bernard Lodrigues; father...
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Vernon George Ghersanich

August 1, 1944 - January 7, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of White Funeral Home, Poplarville, MS.
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Philip Kelly

August 21, 1939 - January 5, 2018

Philip Kelly, 78, of Poplarville, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 in Pearl River County Hospital.Mr. Kelly was born August 21, 1939 in Lumberton, Mississippi to Olen Kelly and Helen Entrekin Kelly. He was retired from Blossman Gas Company; a member and longtime Deacon of Juniper Grove Baptist Church; and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He enjoyed being a ham radio operator - call...
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Jerry Randall Polk

November 1, 1963 - January 3, 2018

Jerry R. "Randy" Polk, 54, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Poplarville.Mr. Polk was born November 1, 1963 to Bobby Jerry Polk and Julia Sauls Polk. He was a Class A Welder with Textron Marine and Land Systems in Slidell and an United States Army Veteran.His father, Bobby Jerry Polk precedes him in death.Family members include his wife Sue Polk; two children,...
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Claudia Gagnard

July 21, 1951 - January 2, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of White Funeral Home, Poplarville, MS.
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Charles Warren Moody

November 5, 1928 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of White Funeral Home, Poplarville, MS.
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Betty Jeanette Callaway

September 26, 1934 - December 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of White Funeral Home, Poplarville, MS.
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Garland Andrew Stanford

February 14, 1937 - December 31, 2017

Garland Andrew Stanford, Sr., 80, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by family.Mr. Stanford was born February 14, 1937 in Pearl River County, Mississippi to Toxie Walter Stanford and Hezzie Mae Tynes Stanford. He was a retired Transportation Director with Pearl River Community College; a member of Serenity Baptist Church; and a...
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Ellis Edward Cruse

October 19, 1999 - December 29, 2017

Ellis Edward "Bubby" Cruse, Jr., 18, Picayune, Mississippi, died on Friday, December 29, 2017 in Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg.Mr. Cruse was born October 19, 1999 in Connersville, Indiana to Ellis Edward Cruse, Sr. and Charity Lynn Gabbard Cruse.In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Estill and Delmer Gabbard.Family members include his...
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Roger Ladner

November 27, 1952 - December 28, 2017

Roger Ladner, 65, of Poplarville (Steep Hollow Community), passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at his residence.Mr. Ladner was born November 27, 1952 in Poplarville to Haschal Ernest Ladner and Gladys Barbara Anderson Ladner.His parents preceded him death.Family members include three siblings, Becky (Bo) Pardue, Janet (Ronnie) Odom, Timothy Keith Ladner; four nieces, Justin Odom, Jessica...
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Karon Floyd Lumpkin

August 30, 1940 - December 25, 2017


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Kristen Stefanie Shaw

July 19, 1985 - December 24, 2017

Kristen Shaw, 32, of Poplarville, Mississippi, died December 24, 2017 in Memorial Hospital, Gulfport.Ms. Shaw was born July 19, 1985 in Gulfport, Mississippi and was a lifelong resident of the Barth Community. She was a member of Community Baptist Church – Barth. She was a 2003 graduate of Poplarville High School. She was pursuing a degree in Nursing at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community...
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Nora Ingram

December 23, 1957 - December 19, 2017

Nora Jean Ingram, 59, of Perkinston, Mississippi, entered into Eternal Rest on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at her residence.Mrs. Ingram was born December 23, 1957 in Brandon, Mississippi to Lee Fortune and Daisy Whatley Fortune. She was a retired Night Auditor with Holiday Inn Express in Gulfport and of the Baptist faith.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Larry...
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Evans Joseph Mitchell

December 26, 1936 - December 18, 2017

Evans Joseph Mitchell, Sr., 80, of Poplarville, Mississippi, died Monday, December 18, 2017 in Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg.Mr. Mitchell was born December 26, 1936 in Echo, Louisiana to Arno Mitchell and Lizzie Guillott Mitchell. He was a retired drag line operator with Bertucci Construction in New Orleans and a member of White Sand Baptist Church.In addition to his parents, he is...
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James Myron Myrick

October 27, 1958 - December 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of White Funeral Home, Poplarville, MS.
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Michael Rowell

June 21, 1946 - December 13, 2017

Michael Roger Rowell, 71, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.Mr. Rowell was born June 21, 1946 in Poplarville to William A. Rowell and Mollie Stanford Rowell. He was an United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion, VFW, and DAV. He was a retired Federal Technician with MATES at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. He was...
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Tammy McCormick

March 11, 1963 - December 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of White Funeral Home, Poplarville, MS.
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Luther Ronald Rushing

February 6, 1958 - December 12, 2017

Luther Ronald "Ronnie" Rushing, 59, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.Mr. Rushing was born February 6, 1958 in Tylertown, Mississippi to Willie Ford Rushing and Ora Mae Lane Rushing. He was a retired Salesman for the Omaha Steak Company and of the Baptist faith.In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by, one sister,...
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Mary Jane Schmidt

October 30, 1927 - December 9, 2017

Mary Jane Schmidt, 90, of Poplarville, MS, died on December 9, 2017. Daughter of the late Louis McCarron and the late Nora O'Donnell McCarron; adored mother of Theodore Aubrey Abreu and Wayne Abreu; beloved sister of Lucy Conada, the late Charles McCarron, the late Jimmy McCarron, and the late Patricia McCarron. Dear Grandmother of Casey Marie, Lexie Chezette, Michael Wayne, Jr., Jasey Rae,...
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Alma Lanette Reid

October 29, 1952 - December 9, 2017

Alma Lanette Reid, 65, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Pearl River County Hospital, Poplarville.Mrs. Reid was born October 29, 1952 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Thomas O'Neal Grimsley and Edwina Anderson Grimsley. She was a homemaker and married Jerry W. Reid on March 3, 1978.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one daughter, Melanie...
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Geneva H. Barnett

April 22, 1923 - December 5, 2017

Geneva H. Barnett, 94, of Carriere, Mississippi (formerly of Poplarville), died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Highland Community Hospital in Picayune.Mrs. Barnett was born April 22, 1923 in Spring Fork, Kentucky to Charlie West and Ethel Ingram West. She was a homemaker. She married Elmer Barnett on October 8, 1949.In addition to her parents, her husband precedes her in death.Family members...
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Jo-Anna Sheffield

December 29, 1938 - December 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of White Funeral Home, Poplarville, MS.
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Peter Raymond Youngblood

December 27, 1946 - December 1, 2017

Peter Raymond Youngblood, III, entered into Eternal Rest on Friday, December 1, 2017 in Poplarville, Mississippi.Mr. Youngblood was born December 27, 1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Peter Raymond Youngblood, II and Theodosia Brosette Youngblood. He was a longtime resident of Chalmette, Louisiana and was a respected member of the New Orleans Police Department with 30 years of service. He was a...
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Pat Harrison Morris

December 30, 1939 - November 27, 2017

Pat Harrison Morris, 77, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017, surrounded by family.Mr. Morris was born December 30, 1939 in Poplarville to Lee Morris and Norfleet Guess Morris. He was an alumnus of Poplarville High School; Pearl River Community College; and the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a retired football coach at Poplarville High School from...
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Robert Luke Plaisance

February 21, 1942 - November 26, 2017

Robert Luke Plaisance, 75, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Ochsner Medical Center - Northshore.Mr. Plaisance was born February 21, 1942 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Luke Henry Plaisance and Elvina Decareaux Plaisance. He was retired from the City of New Orleans, Louisiana; a retired serviceman with White Funeral Home; and a member of St. Joseph Catholic...
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James Charles Seal

December 16, 1954 - November 25, 2017

James "Chuck" "Dub" Charles Seal, Jr., 62 of Picayune, Mississippi, entered eternal rest on Saturday, November 25, 2017, surrounded by family."Chuck" / "Dub" was born December 16, 1954 in Poplarville, Mississippi to J.C. Seal and Marie Seal. He was a lifelong member of Catahoula Baptist Church; he coached Little League Football for 18 years at Hancock School. He was a member of Bull Creek...
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Daryl Lance Wamsley

April 6, 1959 - November 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of White Funeral Home, Poplarville, MS.
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Rebecca Steinkamp

November 26, 1950 - November 19, 2017

Rebecca F. Steinkamp, 66, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, surrounded by family.Mrs. Steinkamp was born November 26, 1950 in Tampa, Florida to Wilbur D. Faircloth and Jacqueline Bernard Faircloth. She was a retired teller with Hancock Bank and Catholic by faith.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one son, Gregory Michael Moskau.Family...
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Earl Sabin Scarabin

September 14, 1944 - November 11, 2017

Earl Sabin Scarabin, Jr., 73, of Poplarville, Mississippi (formerly of Gretna, LA), passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017, surrounded by family and loved ones.Mr. Scarabin was born September 14, 1944 in Port Sulphur, Louisiana to Earl Sabin Scarabin, Sr. and Leodille Zeringue Scarabin. He was a graduate of Buras High School and was employed by the Freeport Sulphur Company. In 1967, he began...
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Mary Sue Iverstine

April 6, 1940 - November 5, 2017

Mary Sue Iverstine, 77, of Hammond, Louisiana (formerly of Crossroads), died Sunday, November 5, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by family.Mrs. Iverstine was born April 6, 1940 in Poplarville, Mississippi to Joseph Houston Amacker and Ladette Wheat Amacker. She was a retired hairstylist and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.Her parents precede her in death.Survivors include her husband, Dave J....
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Barbara Ann Crain

December 10, 1957 - November 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of White Funeral Home, Poplarville, MS.
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Christopher Howard Griggs

October 18, 1946 - November 4, 2017

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Edna Earl Fiveash

February 28, 1929 - November 4, 2017

Edna Earl Fiveash, 88, of Poplarville, Mississippi, died Saturday, November 4, 2017 in Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg.Mrs. Fiveash was born February 28, 1929 in Utica, Mississippi to Fitzhugh Herron and Johnnie McNair Herron. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Poplarville; a retired Teacher's Assistant in the Poplarville School District; and a graduate of the Jackson Academy...
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Jane Rafferty Mueller

November 11, 1933 - November 3, 2017

Jane Rafferty Mueller died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at home with her family. She lived in New Orleans, LA and Poplarville, MS.Jane was born Nov. 11, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She worked as an editor in New York City before marrying Karl. She continued to freelance edit after they moved to New Orleans in 1971. She loved her family and once said that the happiest time of her life was as a...
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Larry H. Blackwell

September 2, 1948 - November 1, 2017

Larry H. Blackwell, 69, of Carriere, Mississippi, died on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in Picayune, Mississippi.Mr. Blackwell was born September 2, 1948 in Picayune to Robert Blackwell, Sr. and Mary Ladner Blackwell. He was a retired tugboat captain with Moran Towing and served in the Mississippi Army National Guard. He was of the Baptist faith.In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death...
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Mildred Graham

May 10, 1944 - October 27, 2017

Mildred Graham entered eternal rest of Friday, October 27, 2017 at the age of 73.She was very strong and committed to her Christian faith and was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church in Poplarville, MS.Ms. Mildred was a true animal lover, a very giving person, the most sincere and loving person you could meet. She had a smile that could light up the room and a laugh that was so infectious...
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Kim Steven Anthony Callais

March 3, 1955 - October 16, 2017

Kim Steven Anthony Callais, 62, of Poplarville, Mississippi, died on Monday, October 16, 2017 at his residence.Mr. Callais was born Thursday, March 3, 1955 in Lafayette, Louisiana to Joseph Anthony Callais and Henrietta Gisclair Callais. He was a retired tugboat captain and attended Annunciation Catholic Church, Bogalusa. He married the former Ruth Marie Guidry on October 4, 2016. In addition to...
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Robert Dale Milner

September 16, 1932 - October 6, 2017

Robert D. "Bob" Milner, 85, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 in Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg.Mr. Milner was born September 16, 1932 in Mize, Mississippi to John Henry Milner and Pearline Milner. He was a local electrician and plumber; a member and past Post Commander of the Leland D. Stanford VFW Post 4196 in Poplarville; a United States Air...
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Charlene McDaniel Travis

June 4, 1929 - October 6, 2017

Charlene McDaniel Travis, 88, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at her residence.Mrs. Travis was born June 4, 1929 in Stillmore, Mississippi to Charlie and Lula Belle Ward McDaniel. She was a retired typesetter with the Bogalusa Daily News and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Travis; two...
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Lamar Odom

April 5, 1948 - October 4, 2017

Lamar "Cobb" Odom, 69, of Poplarville, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 surrounded by family.Mr. Odom was born April 5, 1948 in Poplarville to Arthur and Lucille Smith Odom. Cobb was a retired truck driver and affectionately known as "Snowbird" to all of his CB radio buddies. He enjoyed his gatherings with family, above all. He loved fishing, hunting, and his...
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Helen Clogher

March 22, 1928 - October 3, 2017

Helen Bader Clogher, 89, of Poplarville, Mississippi, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Highland Community Hospital, Picayune.Mrs. Clogher was born March 22, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Omer and Lily Bader. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.In addition to her parents, her husband Michael Clogher precedes her in death.Family members include two children, Linda (Bob) Brown, Mickey...
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Nathan Wardlow

August 2, 1978 - October 3, 2017

Nathan Anthony Wardlow, 39, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017.Mr. Wardlow was born August 2, 1978 in Monroe, Louisiana to James Harrison Wardlow, Jr. and Judy Castleberry Graham. He was a foreman with ReSteel Express in Poplarville and of the Baptist faith. He attended Chamberlain Hunt Academy, Port Gibson; Pearl River Community College; Southern University,...
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Joseph Hilton Ferrill

February 19, 1925 - October 3, 2017

Joseph Hilton Ferrill, age 92, of Poplarville, MS, passed away on October 3, 2017, peacefully at home. Joe was born on February 19, 1925, in Laurel, MS, to Joseph Forrest and Stella Hilton Ferrill of Laurel. He graduated from George S. Gardner High School in Laurel and enlisted in the Army. Later he attended Emory University, Georgia. At Lackland Army Base in Texas, he was selected as a pilot...
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Alfred Barrett

March 20, 1928 - September 29, 2017

Alfred "Red" Barrett entered eternal rest on Friday, September 29, 2017 in Hattiesburg, MS at the age of 89.Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 11:00 am at Springhill Baptist Church, 75 Powell Rd, Lumberton, MS. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Alfred Barrett was born on March 20, 1928 to Mr. David Washington...
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Michael R. Stone

July 17, 1944 - September 25, 2017

Michael R. Stone entered eternal rest on Monday, September 25, 2017, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi at the age of 73.A Memorial Service will be held at WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 315 Hwy 11 South, Poplarville, Mississippi on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Bro. Joe Bowman will be officiating the service. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Stone was born in New York to Reavis Gene Stone, Sr. and...
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Doris Sikes Wells

October 3, 1929 - September 24, 2017

Doris Sikes Wells, 87, of Poplarville, Mississippi, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 in the Pearl River County Nursing Home, Poplarville.Mrs. Wells was born October 3, 1929 in Colorado to Glenn Daniel Sikes and Wilda Higbee Sikes. She was a retired trimmer with Movie Star, Inc. and a member of Juniper Grove Baptist Church.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W...
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Ervin Aubrey Anderson

July 15, 1928 - September 22, 2017

Aubrey Anderson, 89, of Poplarville, died Friday, September 22, 2017 at his residence.Mr. Anderson was born July 15, 1928 in Poplarville to Ervin Joyner Anderson and Cora Ladner Anderson. He was a retired dairy farmer, a US Army paratrooper serving in the 82nd Airborne Division; and of the Baptist faith.In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Joan Pace Anderson; and one...
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Michael Paul Bullen

October 14, 1942 - September 19, 2017

Michael Paul Bullen, 74, of Poplarville went to be Home with the Lord on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Asbury Hospice House, Hattiesburg.Mr. Bullen was born October 14, 1942 in Poplarville to Henry Charles Paul Bullen and Juanita Louise Miller Bullen. He was a retired heavy equipment operator; a member of Olive Baptist Church; and a United States Navy Veteran. He married the former Margie...
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Eva Jean Saucier

December 8, 1924 - September 18, 2017

Eva Jean Jarrell Saucier, 92, of Poplarville, went Home to the with the Lord on Monday, September 18, 2017 in Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg.Mrs. Saucier was born December 8, 1924 in Henleyfield to James "Jim" Jarrell and Julia Harvey Jarrell. She was a head supervisor with Movie Star, Inc. and a member of Juniper Grove Baptist Church.In addition to her parents, she is preceded...
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Marty Ray Lee

June 21, 1974 - September 14, 2017

Marty Ray Lee, 43, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017.Mr. Lee was born June 21, 1974 in Picayune, Mississippi to Olen Lee and Mary Breland Lee. He was a member of Derbyplace Missionary Baptist Church and the owner of Lee's Construction Company. He married the former Candice Smith on June 8, 1996.He is preceded in death by one daughter, Marisa Jones; two...
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Claude Waller

March 21, 1961 - September 12, 2017

Claude Joseph Waller, 56, of Picayune, Mississippi, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Covenant Health and Rehab in Picayune.Mr. Waller was born March 21, 1961 in Biloxi, Mississippi to Darrell Waller and Joyce Brown Waller. He was a retired construction worker and of the Christian faith.In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Marie Gaffney.Family members include...
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Scott Wesley Risner

August 29, 1960 - September 10, 2017

Scott Wesley Risner, a lifelong resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana, succumbed to ALS/ Lou Gehrig's Disease after fighting a courageous five year battle with the disease, on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 57.He was a member of Berry's Creek Pentecostal Church in Bogalusa, LA, served in the US Army and was a welder. Scott graduated from Bogalusa High...
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Larry Saucier

September 20, 1949 - September 9, 2017

Larry Edward "Mullett" Saucier, 68, of Poplarville (Steephollow Community) passed away on September 9, 2017 surrounded by family. A life-long resident of Poplarville, Larry attended Poplarville High School and Pearl River Community College, became an instructor of Sheet Metal Mechanics at MS Gulf Coast, and retired from Ingall's Shipbuilding after 44 years of service. Larry loved to...
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Elbert Berger

April 5, 1934 - September 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of White Funeral Home, Poplarville, MS.
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John Wesley Stuart

July 12, 1964 - September 3, 2017

John Wesley Stuart, 53, passed into the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ on September 3, 2017 at his home in Poplarville, Miss. John was predeceased by his loving parents Dr. Roger G. Stuart and Margaret Lena Stuart. John is survived by his twin brother Jeb F. Stuart (Janet); brothers Roger G. Stuart, Jr. (Celeste); Steven Stuart; sisters Shelly C. Stuart; Karla Stuart Dumal (Craig) and Sherry...
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Sven Hallgren

September 5, 1929 - August 28, 2017

Sven "Swede" Tomas Hallgren, 87, of Wiggins, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017 in Asbury Hospice House, Hattiesburg.Mr. Hallgren was born September 5, 1929 in Gotland, Sweden to Frans Hallgren and Alfhild Vicstrom Hallgren. At 14 years of age, he joined the Merchant Marine and eventually settled in Louisiana. During the 1960's he owned and operated Swede's Diesel Service in Venice, LA and...
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J. L. Baggett

October 9, 1934 - August 21, 2017

J.L. Baggett, 82, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017. Mr. Baggett was born October 9, 1934 in Poplarville, MS. He was a carpenter and a member of Ford's Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed the outdoors; spending time with his family; and was an Army National Guard veteran. He married the former Avis Cameron on August 18, 1972. He is preceded in death by his mother,...
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Neal Leitner Barry

January 4, 1955 - August 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of White Funeral Home, Poplarville, MS.
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Melissa Andrea Wormser

October 17, 1978 - August 17, 2017

Melissa Andrea Wormser, 38, of Petal, Mississippi, died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at her residence.Ms. Wormser was born October 17, 1978 in Tylertown, Mississippi to Jerry Joseph Wormser, Sr. and Martha Elliott Wormser. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.Her brother, Jerry Joseph Wormser, Jr. precedes her in death.Family members include four children, Joseph Lamar Wormser, Tyler Wade...
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Joseph Byrd

April 3, 1936 - August 8, 2017

Mr. Joseph D. Byrd, 81, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Asbury Hospice House, Hattiesburg. Mr. Byrd was born April 3, 1936 to J.D. Byrd and Veola Burge Byrd. He was retired from Cooper Power Systems and a cattle farmer. He was a member and Deacon of Olive Baptist Church and an United States Navy veteran. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Reyer...
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Derek Webb Denmark

October 8, 1966 - August 6, 2017

Derek Webb Denmark, 50, of Poplarville, Mississippi, died Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg. Mr. Denmark was born October 8, 1966 in Tupelo, Mississippi to Billie Webb Denmark and Emily Gammage Denmark. He was a graduate of Poplarville High School and an alumnus of Mississippi State University. His father precedes him in death. Family members include his mother,...
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Jerry Ann Spiers

November 14, 1934 - August 3, 2017

Jerry Ann Smith Spiers, 82, of Poplarville (Derby), Mississippi, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 in Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg. Mrs. Spiers was born November 14, 1934 in Poplarville to Robert L. Smith and Daisy Spiers Smith. She was employed with Garrett Industries, Movie Star, Inc.; and operated Spiers Chevron with her husband Fornea. She was a member of Derby Baptist Church. In...
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Mary I. Davis

June 20, 1932 - August 1, 2017

Mary I Davis, 85 of Lumberton, Mississippi, entered eternal rest Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in Poplarville, Mississippi.Funeral Services will be held at RED CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 630 Smith Town Road, Wiggins, MS, on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., family will receive friends an hour prior to service. Burial will immediately follow at Davis Cemetery, Lumberton, MS.There will be an...
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James Curtis Akery

November 8, 1932 - July 28, 2017

James C. Akery, 84, of Poplarville, Mississippi, died Friday, July 28, 2017 in Asbury Hospice House, Hattiesburg.Mr. Akery was born November 8, 1932 in Heard County, Georgia to Herman Akery and Lula Akery Butler. He was a retired drilling supervisor with Phillips Petroleum; and a United States Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.In addition to his parents, Mr. Akery is preceded in...
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Steven Scott Hodge

January 13, 1971 - July 14, 2017

Steven Scott "Stevie" Hodge, 46, of Poplarville, died on Friday, July 14, 2017 in the Pearl River County Hospital.Mr. Hodge was born on January 13, 1971 in Poplarville, Mississippi to Edward Hodge and Mary Byrd Hodge. He was a truck driver with John C. Lee Trucking and HRL Trucking, both in Picayune, MS. He was a member of the The Barn Church in Poplarville.His father preceded him death...
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Lourean Saucier

January 21, 1927 - July 13, 2017

Lourean Saucier, 90, of Poplarville, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in Forrest General Hospital.Mrs. Saucier was born on January 21, 1927 in Bassfield, Mississippi to Estes and Ada Windham Bazor. She was a member of the United Church of God in Laurel, MS and retired from Movie Star, Inc. She married JC Saucier on November 17, 1943.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by...
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Egan Delaney Poolson

August 11, 1991 - July 12, 2017

Egan Delaney Poolson, 25, of Poplarville, Mississippi, died on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in Poplarville, Mississippi.Egan was born in Biloxi, Mississippi on August 11, 1991. He was employed with Fiorella's Restaurant; enjoyed writing; and spending time with his circle of friends. Left to cherish his memories are his mother Colleen Poolson; twin sister, Erin Poolson; his grandmother, Suzanne...
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Garland Ray Burge

November 8, 1963 - July 2, 2017

Garland Ray Burge, 53, entered eternal rest Sunday, July 2, 2017 surrounded by his family at Forrest General Hospital.Garland Ray was known for his kind spirit and for being such a good hearted person. He will be missed dearly by all who loved him.He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie G. Burge and Rita Diez Burge; and one brother, David Wayne Burge.Garland Ray Burge leaves to cherish...
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Charlotte Ann Elkins

November 12, 1935 - June 30, 2017

Charlotte Ann Elkins was born to Olen & Burbie Anderson in Sellers Community, MS on November 12, 1935. She passed from this world on June 30, 2017. She is proceeded in death by her parents, 7 brothers & sisters and her husband Charles Gray Elkins.Charlotte is survived by her younger sister Virginia Harriel of Crane Creek, her sons and their families: Tommy & Penny Elkins, their sons...
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Merrell Childs

July 19, 1927 - June 26, 2017

Merrell Childs, 89, of Poplarville, Mississippi died Monday, June 26, 2017 in the Stone County Hospital, surrounded by family. Mrs. Childs was born July 19, 1927 to Ben Aldridge and Mettie Sanderson Aldridge. She was of the Baptist faith and was employed with the former T.W.L. Department Store in Poplarville. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, B.W. Childs; and...
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Wanda Joyce Head

January 23, 1956 - June 25, 2017

Wanda Joyce Head, 61, of McNeill, Mississippi, died on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at residence surrounded by family.Mrs. Head was born January 23, 1956 in Picayune, Mississippi to Walter Arnold Spiers and Mary Alma Cagle Spiers. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Picayune, Mississippi; and formerly employed with the Pearl River County Hospital and Walmart of...
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Karen Anne Odom

April 15, 1967 - June 22, 2017

Karen "Kay" Odom, 50, of Biloxi, Mississippi, passed away in Ocean Springs Hospital on Thursday, June 22, 2017.Ms. Odom was born April 15, 1967 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Ernest K. Hall, Sr. and Dixie Amacker Hall. She was an Advance Direct Care Worker with the South Mississippi Regional Center in Biloxi; enjoyed flowers; and a member of Bibleway Baptist Church in D'Iberville. She...
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Gloria Sones

August 10, 1947 - June 16, 2017

Gloria Jean Riggins Sones, 69, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 in Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg.Ms. Sones was born August 10, 1947 in Slidell, Louisiana to Houston L. Riggins, Sr. and Elizabeth Lee Riggins. She was employed with T.W.L. Department Store in Poplarville and a member of Oak Hill United Pentecostal Church. In addition to her parents, she is...
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William Rutledge Loden

May 2, 1945 - June 13, 2017

Mr. William Rutledge Loden, Sr., 72, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Merit Health - Wesley Medical Center, Hattiesburg.Mr. Loden was born May 2, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas. He was a retired Senior Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy Seabees and worked as civil service purchasing agent for the United States Navy in Gulfport until retirement.His wife, Sheila Dianne Loden preceded...
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Virginia Lee Smith

February 11, 1941 - June 11, 2017

Virginia Lee Smith, 76, of Poplarville, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017.Ms. Smith was born February 11, 1941 in Poplarville, Mississippi to Alfred L. Smith and Maudie Pritchett Smith. She was a homemaker. Above all, she enjoyed her fur babies and grandchildren.Her parents precede her in death.Family members include her companion, Ray Lee; two sons, Stacey Smith (Tammy), Dale Smith (Rachel);...
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John Albert Pearson

July 14, 1957 - June 4, 2017

John Albert Pearson entered eternal rest on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the age of 59.A Memorial Service will be held at WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 315 Hwy 11 South, Poplarville, MS., on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 12 noon. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m.He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mabel Pearson.Mr. John leaves to cherish his memories to his two sons, Ethan (Jenny) Pearson and...
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Devin Michael Hingle

March 20, 1996 - June 3, 2017

Devin Michael Hingle, 21, of Picayune, MS, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017.Devin was born March 20, 1996 in Picayune to Tiffany Hingle. He was employed with Rooms To Go in Pearl River, Louisiana and a graduate of Pearl River High School, Class of 2014. Above all, Devin loved time with his family, helping people, and making people laugh.His uncle, Randy Hall precedes him in death.Family...
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Bonnie J. Abbott

January 29, 1928 - May 23, 2017

Bonnie J. Abbott entered eternal rest on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the age of 89.Funeral Services will be held at WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 315 Hwy 11 South, Poplarville, MS, on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Poplarville, MS. Rev. Kipp Smith will officiate the services.An evening visitation will be held at WHITE FUNERAL HOME - Poplarville on Thursday,...
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Frances Lumpkin

May 24, 1940 - May 20, 2017

Frances Lumpkin, 76, of Poplarville went to be home with the Lord on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by family.Mrs. Lumpkin was born May 24, 1940 in Darbun, Mississippi to Roderick Lawrence Holden and Violet Conerly Holden. She was retired from Movie Star, Incorporated and a member of College Heights Baptist Church. Above all, she cherished her time with family. In addition to...
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Norman Odom

February 25, 1944 - May 20, 2017

Norman S. Odom, of Poplarville, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg.Mr. Odom was born February 25, 1944 in Poplarville to Albert Elvie Odom and Irene Flye Odom. He was an electrician and plumber by trade and the owner of Odom Plumbing and Electric. He was a member and Deacon of East Pearl Baptist Church.In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by...
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Dorothy A. Verret

August 8, 1933 - May 19, 2017

Dorothy A. Verret, 83, of Poplarville, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at her residence.Mrs. Verret was born August 8, 1933 to Charlie W. Reid and Bertie M. Brock Reid. She was a homemaker.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Verrett; six brothers, Burlon Reid, Albert Aubrey Reid, Alvin Leslie Reid, Charles Clinton Reid, Robert Leonard Reid, and Charles...
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Jean Imogene Raines

July 27, 1926 - May 19, 2017

Jean Raines, 90, of Hattiesburg, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 in Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg.Ms. Raines was born July 27, 1926 in Taylorsville, Mississippi to Wallace Preston Powers and Myra Lee Powers. She was a private sitter and a certified nurse's assistant with Methodist Hospital in Hattiesburg before retirement. She attended Sunny Hill United Pentecostal Church.In...
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Joyce J. Slaughter

August 2, 1947 - May 12, 2017

Joyce J. Slaughter, a resident of Lumberton, MS, for 26 years, entered eternal rest on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the age of 69.Ms. Joyce was very proud to be a military wife and cherished each and every day. In her spare time she enjoyed doing arts and crafts projects. She was very talented at painting and writing. Ms. Joyce was a very strong woman who had an infectious laugh that could brighten...
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Betty J. Smith

March 21, 1944 - May 12, 2017

Betty Jane Smith of Poplarville, MS., entered eternal rest on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the age of 73.She is preceded in death by her husband John C. Smith; parents Arthur Reynolds Harvel and Laura Wyvle Harvel; one son; John C. Smith, Jr.; two brothers, James A. Harvel and David P. Harvel and one grandson Justin Ray Reid.Ms. Betty Smith leaves to cherish her memories to her four children, Karen...
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Kurt David Smith

December 19, 1968 - May 7, 2017

Kurt David Smith, 48, of Biloxi, Mississippi, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017.Mr. Smith was born December 19, 1968 in Poplarville to Jerry R. and Connie Woodard Smith. He was a fence installer; an US Army veteran; and a member of Crane Creek Baptist Church.Family members include two sons, Kristian Aaron Smith of Pocatello, Idaho, Jerry Peyton Smith; his parents, Jerry and Connie Smith, all of...
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Fletcher Dale Reyer

January 5, 1938 - April 30, 2017

Fletcher Dale Reyer, 79, of Poplarville, Mississippi, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg.Funeral services will be at WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 315 Hwy 11 South, Poplarville, MS, 39470 on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Shane Moore will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Ford's Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.Mr. Reyer...
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Bertie J. Hunsinger

December 29, 1943 - April 29, 2017

Bertie J. Bounds Hunsinger, 73, of Hillsdale, MS, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Hattiesburg, MS. Bertie was born on December 29, 1943 in Purvis, MS to the late Edna and Willard Bounds. Bertie and Melvin F. Hunsinger were married on April 25, 1982. Bertie had a big heart and loved her family and friends dearly. Bertie will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister,...
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Louis Porteous Busch

June 21, 1932 - April 25, 2017

Louis Porteous Busch, USMC, entered into Eternal Rest on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.He was born in New Orleans on June 21, 1932; the son of Isadore Busch and Margarite Porteous Busch.Louis lived and worked in New Orleans and Metairie for much of his life. He moved to Poplarville, Mississippi in 1989 where he has resided since.Along with his parents, grandparents, and various relatives; Louis was...
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