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Jessie Dean Ellis, 65, of Drew

Mr. Jessie Dean Ellis, 65, of Drew passed away on December 8, 2017, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. Interment will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery.Jessie was born on November 19, 1952, to Charles and…

Lillian Pongetti, 87

Beloved Lillian Pongetti, 87, passed away peacefully; surrounded by family, on Sunday, December 3, 2017.Lillian was born in Shelby on September 27, 1930. She was raised on the family farm and received her tenacious spirit and extraordinary homemaking skills from her “Mama” and “Nona.” After graduating from Shelby High School,…

Wheeler Bolden Jr.

Wheeler Bolden Jr. passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Forrest General Hospital.He was born on January 2, 1928, to the late, Wheeler Bolden and Josephine (Rhea) Bolden in Mount Pleasant.He was a faithful and longtime member of New Hope Baptist Church in Mount Olive for many years before moving…

Rev. Coy L. Cross, 64, of Clarksdale, formerly of Drew

Rev. Coy L. Cross, 64, of Clarksdale, formerly of Drew, died November 28, 2017, at Merit Northwest Hospital in Clarksdale.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Holly Grove Church in Drew with Tommie Charles Greer officiating. Burial will be in Drew Cemetery.Visitation will be from 2-5…

Lorenzo "Man" Wince, 72

Lorenzo "Man" Wince, 72, died Saturday, November 25, 2017, in Chicago, IL.Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Cleveland.He was preceded in death by three brothers A.C. Wince, A.D. Wince and Jalee Wince.Survivors include a son Von Dunigan of…

Kenny Taylor, 70, of Jackson, formerly of Cleveland

Kenny Taylor, 70, of Jackson, formerly of Cleveland, died Monday, December 4, 2017, at his home.Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at T.L. Redmond Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland with Pastor John Taylor officiating.Survivors include his wife Lucinda Taylor of Cleveland; sons Stephen Taylor of…

Dakoda Latham, 1 day

Dakoda Latham, 1 day, died December 1, 2017, at Regional I Merit in Memphis.Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Delta Height Cemetery in Cleveland.Arrangements are with Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Mary Lee Curry, 80, of Beulah

Mrs. Mary Lee Curry, 80, of Beulah died November 28, 2017, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Beulah Community Church with Rev. R.L. Young officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Friday, December…

Issac Matthews, 62

Issac Matthews, 62, died November 28, 2017, at his home.Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Spangle Banner Church in Pace with Rev. Larry Young officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017, at Byas Funeral…

Joyce Ann Hearon, 63, of Ellenwood, GA

Joyce Ann Hearon, 63, of Ellenwood, GA, died December 2, 2017, at her home.Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Bethel AME Church in Mound Bayou with Rev. Horace McKay officiating.Survivors include brothers Thomas Hearon of Mound Bayou and Roy Hearon of Renova; sisters Bobbie…