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Joe Blockett, 69, of Cleveland

Joe Blockett, 69, of Cleveland died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at United Baptist Church in Cleveland with Rev. Sammie Rash officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Cemetery in Cleveland. Visitation will be from…

Odessa D. Moore, 93, of Beulah

Mrs. Odessa D. Moore, 93, of Beulah died Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Delta Rehab & Healthcare Center in Cleveland. Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at S.t John M.B. Church in Lobdell with Pastor Simon Cosey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.…

William J. “Jay-Bird” Hickman, 72, of Richmond, IN, formerly of Merigold

William J. “Jay-Bird” Hickman, 72, of Richmond, IN, formerly of Merigold, died Sunday, October 1, 2017, at his home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Jerusalem M.B. Church in Mound Bayou with Pastor Glenn Lyles officiating. Burial will follow in Merigold Cemetery. Visitation will…

Julia Lee Winters Bates, 73, of Shelby, formerly of Pace

Mrs. Julia Lee Winters Bates, 73, of Shelby, formerly of Pace, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017, at University Medical Center in Jackson. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Pace Pentecostal Church. Celebration of Life services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017, at…

Lewis Edward Clark, 71, of Gore Springs, formerly of Cleveland

Lewis Edward Clark, 71, of Gore Springs, formerly of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, at his home.  Visitation was Sunday, October 8, 2017, from 2-3 p.m. at the Cleveland Church of God in Cleveland. Funeral service immediately followed at 3 p.m. in the Cleveland Church of God sanctuary.…

Helen Fulgham Johnson, 76

Helen Fulgham Johnson, 76, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017, in Cleveland. There will be a visitation on Sunday, October 8, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland and a second visitation on Monday, October 9, 2017, from 1-2 p.m. at Double Springs Baptist Church in Maben.…

Oscar Doty Mullins, 70, of Boyle

Oscar Doty Mullins, 70, of Boyle passed away on October 4, 2017, at Bolivar Medical Center. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017, at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland. A Celebration of Life Service will begin 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Ray Funeral Home with Dr.…

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…

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…

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,…