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John Thomas “Tom” Parkinson III

  John Thomas “Tom” Parkinson III age 72 of Sugar Land, TX, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and loyal friend passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. He was born on September 4, 1943 in Drew.

Louise Smith Robenson

Louise Smith Robenson, 68, of Mound Bayou died Friday, December 4, 2015, at her home.  Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2015, at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School in Mound Bayou with Rev. Willie Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Bayou Memorial Gardens.

Gwendolyn Lee Walker

  Gwendolyn Lee Walker, 50, of Cleveland died Thursday, December 3, 2015, at her home. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul M.B. Church in Cleveland with Pastor Lorenzo Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Garden under the direction of W.S.…

Virginia Lee Minyard Robertson

  Virginia Lee Minyard Robertson, 84, of Columbus, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at her home. Visitation will be held Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 11 a.m.-noon at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Columbus. Memorial services will follow at noon at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Columbus.

Alma L. Tarvin

Alma L. Tarvin, 71, of Cleveland, died Saturday, December 5, 2015, at Specialty Hospital in Greenwood. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, December 11, 2015, at T.L. Redmon Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harvey Williams, Sr. officiating.

Deborah Johnson

  Deborah Johnson, 46, of Horn Lake, died Saturday, December 5, 2015, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services are 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Holly Grove in Drew with Pastor Orr officiating.

Danny Span

  Danny Span, 36, of Shaw, died Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at his home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Mt. Olive in Shaw.

Charlene Bland

  Charlene Bland, 17, of Cleveland, died Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Le Bohnuer Children's Hospital in Memphis.

Bessie Washington

Bessie Washington, 81, of Shelby, died Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.

Aurita Jeanette Lester Thompson

  Funeral services for Aurita Jeanette Lester Thompson, 97, of Winnsboro and Drew, were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2015, in the chapel of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro, with Rev. Shawn Hornsby officiating.