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JoAnne Parttridge Hagan

Services for JoAnne Parttridge Hagan were held Monday, December 4, 2017, 4 p.m. at Church of Faith in Cleveland.

Mrs. Hagan, 81, died on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Ashland Health and Rehab in Ashland.

She was born on September 20, 1936, in Sunflower County to the late John Leonard and Mary Nell Downs Parttridge.

She was preceded in death by her three husbands, Charles Otis McIntyre, John William Ray and Shirley Lee Hagan Jr.; daughter, Teresa Ann Haynes; grandson, Charles William Pate; brothers, Billy Parttridge, J.L. Parttridge, Henry Parttridge; and sisters, Johnnie Mae Yarborough, Mozelle Chason and Sara Rosamond.

She is survived by her two sons, Gary McIntyre of Violet Hill, AR, and Ricky McIntyre of Olive Branch; two daughters, Linda Mosley of Merigold and Yvonne (Greg) Hall of Ashland; three brothers, Jack Parttridge of Western Grove, AR, Charlie Parttridge of Jackson, LA, and Sonny Parttridge of Sardis; five sisters, Anna Hagan of Dyersburg, TN, Shirley Wilkerson of Cleveland, Mary Jane Winters of Ruleville, Jimmie Best of Cleveland and Janis Siglar of Gulfport; thirteen grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.

Visitation was Monday, December 4, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. at Church of Faith in Cleveland. Bro. Michael Chamness will officiate the services.

Pallbearers will be Tony Burchfield, Steven Burchfield, Aaron McIntyre, Ricky Mosley, Jacob Haynes, and Mack Haynes.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jamie Parttridge, Jason Parttridge, Doug Yarborough, Ronnie Yarborough, and Mark Yarborough.

Burial will be in Drew Cemetery.

Williams & Lord is in charge. Online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com

What's Going On: Dec. 4, 2017

Monday

8 a.m. — ABE/GED classes at the Cleveland WIN Job Center

8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland.

5-7 p.m. — Youth of Bernice’s Booster Club for Youth Inc. will meet.

6:30 p.m. — Open NA meeting, Step Study at Yale Street Baptist Church in Cleveland.
7:30 p.m. — Closed AA meeting at Renova Town Hall (non smoking)

8 p.m. — NA meeting in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church in Rosedale

Tuesday

8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland

9-11:45 a.m. — GED classes at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou

9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Sewing class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou

10 a.m. — Seniors Day Out at the Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library in Cleveland
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — Microsoft Word class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou.
5-7 p.m. — Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce Open House.
6 p.m. — A mixed level yoga class at the Delta Arts Alliance Annex in Cleveland

6 p.m. — The Tuesday Night Pickers will play at Grover's Corner in Cleveland

7 p.m. — Open AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland

Wednesday

8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland

9-11:45 a.m. — GED classes at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou

10-11 a.m. — Microsoft Excel class at St Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Power Point class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou

Noon — Rotary Club of Cleveland will meet at the Cleveland Country Club
7 p.m. — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland.

Thursday

8 a.m.-noon — ABE/GED classes at the Cleveland WIN Job Center

8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland

9-11 :45 a.m. — GED classes at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou

9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Sewing class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou

10-11 a.m. — Microsoft Access class at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou

Noon — Exchange Club of Cleveland will meet at the Cleveland Country Club.
5 p.m. — Weight Watchers will meet at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church.

6 p.m. — Ugly Sweater 5K, downtown Cleveland.
6:30 p.m. — PDS Christmas Program will be held at the Bologna Performing Arts Center.
7 p.m. — AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland
7 p.m. — Al Anon meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland. Al Anon Family Groups offer strength and hope to anyone who has been affected by someone else's drinking. For more information, call 662-846-1132.

Friday

8 a.m.-4 p.m. — GED class for advanced students at United Family Life Village in Cleveland.

10 a.m. — Story hour for stay at home parents will be held at the Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library in Cleveland.

Noon — Lions Club will meet at the Cleveland Country Club.
6-8 p.m. — The Central Crew of Cleveland Central High School will showcase their work with the Cleveland Yearbook at the Delta Arts Alliance
6 p.m. — Planetarium Show: Star of Bethlehem, Wiley Planetarium
6 p.m. — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland
6 p.m. — Al Anon meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland. Al Anon Family Groups offer strength and hope to anyone who has been affected by someone else's drinking. For more information, call 662-846-1132.

Saturday
8-11 a.m. — Renova's community Pancake Breakfast
10 a.m. — Delta State University commencement, Walter Sillers Coliseum

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Girl Scout Day at the Grammy Museum Mississippi
11 a.m.-noon — Pre-School Storyhour will be held at the Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library

Noon — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland
1-4 p.m. — Santa at the Caboose, downtown Cleveland
2-5 p.m. — Carriage Rides, downtown Cleveland
2 p.m. — Delta State University commencement, Walter Sillers Coliseum
3 p.m — Live Holiday Music downtown with Blackwater Trio
6 p.m. — Santa and Cider, downtown Cleveland

Sunday

8:30 a.m. — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland.
2 p.m. — Live music in downtown Cleveland by Gramm Phillips
2-5 p.m. — Carriage Rides, downtown Cleveland
3-5 p.m. — Piano Preparatory Program Recital, Bologna Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
4 p.m. — Closed AA meeting at 400 N. Sharpe Ave. in Cleveland (Non-smoking)

7:30 p.m. — Closed NA meeting at First Methodist Church, 318 S. Court, in Cleveland
 

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Willie “Bill” Lee Green Sr.

Willie “Bill” Lee Green Sr. was born September 3, 1947 in Pace to the late Fred and Alice Green. He departed this life on November 23, 2017, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.

He accepted Christ at an early age. He was joined in holy matrimony June 26, 2004, to Rozella Lewis.

Willie was preceded in death by his mother and father and two beloved brothers Leon Green and Fred Green Jr.

Willie attended Pace Consolidated School, H.M. Nailor Elementary and East Side High School in Cleveland. During his life Willie worked at Rexall Drugs, East Bolivar County Hospital, Levingston Furniture, Douglas and Lomason, Lowry Tims and Duo-Fast Corporation. He spent the majority of his life as an entrepreneur owning and operating Green’s Muffler Center.

He loved to cook, ride his motorcycle, attend motorcycle shows, and work on cars, but most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, December 1, 2017, from 2-6 p.m. at Brinson Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Vernon Memorial Apostolic Faith Church in Cleveland with Dr. Billy C. Moore officiating. Interment will be in Westlawn Memorial Gardens in Cleveland.

Willie leaves to cherish his fond memories his wife Rozella; seven children Willie Dexter Jordan (Sheryl) of Kansas City, MO, Melvin Cleve James III of Tupelo, Alexandria Nicole Green of Atlanta, GA, Willie Lee Green Jr. (Sherica Rhyan) of Kansas City, MO; John Jackson Jr. (Melissa) of Sterling Heights, MI, Jennifer Jackson and Latoya Jackson of Cleveland; 11 siblings Florida Gillespie of Nashville, TN, Earl (Tencie) Porter of Chicago, IL, James (Voncile) Green of Laurel, Albert (Linda) Green and McArthur Green of Chicago, IL, Nobles (Earnestine) Green of Germantown, TN, Harold (Glenda) Green of Irvington, NJ, Harvey (Delois) Green of Renova, Shirley (Robert) Turner of Cleveland, Deborah (Billy) Moore of Cleveland and Jacqueline (Charles) Dunn of Stafford, TX. He also leaves to his memory 20 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, a host of nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins and friends.

Several accidents over the holiday

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Thanksgiving week saw several wrecks throughout Bolivar County including Shelby, Winstonville, and on North Bayou Road. This morning the Boliar County Volunteer Fire Department, Pafford EMS, and the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched around 10:15 to a wreck on Drew-Merigold Road. 

James Collins Sr., 72, of Shelby

James Collins Sr., 72, of Shelby died April 3, 2017, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Pilgrim Chapel Church in Winstonville with Rev. Jefferick Butler officiating. Burial will be in Traveler’s Rest Cemetery in Alligator.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at Byas Funeral Home in Shelby with family hour from 4-5 p.m.

Survivors include wife Barbara Collins of Winstonville; daughters Cynteria, Sholandia and Vonsha Collins of Cartersville, GA, Felicia Collins of Mound Bayou and Shertora Collins of Winstonville; sons James Collins Jr. of Cleveland, Gregory, Dexter and Anthony Collins, all of Shelby, Glenn Collins of Lansing, MI, and Kiniski Collins of Jackson; sisters Annie Britton of Shelby, Gertrude Collins of Clarksdale, Joyce Ann Collins of Bobo, Perlie and Alice Collins and Louise Collins, both of Detroit; brothers Willie Earl Collins of Roundway,  and Jimmy and Robert Collins of Bobo; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Ken Lavell Rogers, 46, of Crystal Springs, formerly of Drew

Ken Lavell Rogers, 46, of Crystal Springs, formerly of Drew, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at Merit Health Hospital in Flowood.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2016, at Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Cleveland with Dr. Billy C. Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Drew Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2015, with family hour following from 5-6 p.m. at W.S. Brandon Mortuary. A visitation will also begin at 10 a.m. prior to the service Monday at the church.

Survivors include mother Lestine Rogers of Cleveland; father Edward E. (Wanda) Monroe of Chattanooga, TN; sisters Tarsha Rogers Causey of Cleveland and Vivian Monroe Burns and Veronica Monroe Reed, both of Chattanooga, TN; and brother Cedric Scurlark of Flint, MI.

Gerald Joseph “Jerry” Rocconi, 64, of Cleveland

Gerald Joseph “Jerry” Rocconi, 64, of Cleveland passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016, at UMC in Jackson.  Visitation will be 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 4, 2016, at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church.  A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow beginning at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 4, 2016, at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church with Father Kent Bowlds officiating.  Interment will be in New Cleveland Cemetery.

Mr. Rocconi was born in Cleveland, MS, on May 8, 1952, to Albert Paul Rocconi and Eileen Avaltroni Rocconi.  He retired from the Farmers Home Administration after many years of work in Agricultural Loans.  He had a sense of humor that was his own, and he enjoyed working in his yard. He enjoyed music especially the blues.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert Paul Rocconi and Eileen Avaltroni Rocconi; sister, Kathleen Rocconi Malone; and brother-in-law, Mike Malone.

Mr. Rocconi is survived by his siblings, Carol Rocconi McAdory (Mike) of Noxapater,  Albert “Buddy” Rocconi, Jr. of Cleveland, David Rocconi (Mary Frances) of Boyle, Tommy Rocconi of Hattiesburg, Jody Rocconi of Boyle, and Peter Rocconi (Christie) of Boyle; nieces and nephews, Michele Maxey (Max), Mich McAdory (Jennifer), Bert Rocconi (Chloe), Reed Rocconi, Brittany Hightower (Jay), Dave Rocconi (Faren), Louis Rocconi (Mary Anne), Kathleen Treece (Justin), Daniele Tatum (Craig), Austin Rocconi, Marie Ware (Brian), Cortnie Rocconi, Kelsie Rocconi, Dustin Rocconi (Rebeccah), Mattie Rocconi, and Carolyn Cole Rocconi; and a host of beloved great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be his nephews: Mich McAdory, Dave Rocconi, Louis Rocconi, Dustin Rocconi, Max Maxey, Brian Ware, Craig Tatum, Justin Treece, Jay Hightower, Bert Rocconi, Reed Rocconi, and Austin Rocconi.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Fredrick, Kenny Cannon, Jr., Malcolm Hardin, Joseph Crews, Danny Davis, Terry Rocconi, and George Fioranelli.

The family would like to thank the ladies who provided special care to Mr. Rocconi: Vontressa Stanton, Kenethia Stanton, and Gloria McKnight. Special thanks go to his main caregiver Beverly Kovarcik for everything she did.

The family would like to thank the ladies who provided gracious care to Mr. Rocconi: Vontressa Stanton, Kenethia Stanton, and Gloria McKnight. Special thanks also go to Beverly Kovarcik for everything she has done.

In memory of Mr. Rocconi, donations may be made to the ALS Foundation.

To view and sign the online guestbook, go to www.rayfuneralhome.net

Jesse Christian, 74, of Greenville, formerly of Scott

Jesse Christian, 74, of Greenville, formerly of Scott, died Saturday, February 7, 2015, at his home.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Ray Brooks School in Benoit with Pastor Cicero Hall officiating.

Visitation is Friday, February 20, 2015, from 1-6 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home in Greenville and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the school.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Stephanie Christian.

Survivors include children Cassandra Hall of South Gate, Mich., Fred Reed of Browns Town, Mich., Zellena Williams of Greenville; siblings Lillie Mae Farris of Eudora, Ark., Arthur Christian of Chicago, Ill., Katie Mae Akins of Greenville, Freddie Mae Simmons of Eudora, Ark., Lucinda Bland of Detroit, Mich., Marvin Linda Baldridge of Southfield, Mich.; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.