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Virgie L. Jones, 89

Virgie L. Jones, 89, died June 16, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, TN. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at New St. Phillip M.B. Church with Pastor Larry King officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Gardens in Cleveland. Visitation will be from 2-5…

Dorothy Pope Tate, 58, of Rolling Fork

Dorothy Pope Tate, 58, of Rolling Fork died Friday, June 16, 2017, at Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital in Rolling Fork. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Mt. Lula M.B. Church in Rolling Fork with Rev. James E. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Chapel…

Lula Katherine Stowers Smith, 78, of Inverness

Lula Katherine Stowers Smith, 78, of Inverness died on June 15, 2017. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Union Grove M.B. Church in Moorhead with Rev. Edward Thomas officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Gardens in Indianola. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m.…

John Oliver Smiley Jr., 77, of Bloomfield Hills, MI, formerly of Gunnison

John Oliver Smiley Jr., 77, of Bloomfield Hills, MI, formerly of Gunnison, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church in Mound Bayou with Rev. Horace McKay officiating. Burial will follow…

Hattie LaBon McGarrh Prewitt, 102, of Shaw

Mrs. Hattie LaBon McGarrh Prewitt, 102, of Shaw passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at her home. Visitation was held from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017, at Ray Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Services immediately followed at 3 p.m. at Ray Funeral Home with Brother Carl Bradford…

Mary Faith Scarboro Salley, 85

Mrs. Mary Faith Scarboro Salley, 85, of Cleveland, formerly of Ridgeland and Columbia S.C. and Dublin GA, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN. Mary was born on March 9, 1932, to Ambrose Cleveland Scarboro and Lollie Belle Twitty Scarboro in Augusta,…

Susie Soliz, 54, of Boyle

Susie Soliz, 54, of Boyle passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, at her home. Visitation will be Friday, June 23, 2017, from 1- 3 p.m. at Cleveland Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday at 3 p.m. in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Delta Heights Cemetery.…

Charles Lee Washington, 72, of Gary, IN

Charles Lee Washington, 72, of Gary, IN, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017. He was born on December 3, 1944, in Cleveland to Lawrence Thomas and Pearlean Washington. Charles is survived by his wife, Teresita Washington; mother Pearlean Turner of Cleveland; sons Randell Washington, Larry (Cassie) Hurley, David (Cynthia) Hurley,…

Andre Michael Knight, 38, of Stafford, VA

Andre Michael Knight, 38, of Stafford, VA, died June 6, 2017, at his home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Azion Church in Mound Bayou with Pastor Clifton Knight officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday,…

Bobbie Jean Jackson, 74, of Los Angeles, CA

Bobbie Jean Jackson, 74, of Los Angeles, CA, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA. She was born April 10, 1943, to the late Eugene Jackson and Willie Mae Jenkins Jackson Smith in Jackson and later moved to Cleveland.  Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.…