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Paul Douglas Bell

Paul Douglas Bell was born on October 6, 1968, to the late Willie Cosey and Nita Bell Fitzgerald of Cleveland.
Paul passed away April 6, 2018 in Ogden, Utah.
Funeral arrangements are scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Second Baptist Church, 227 27th St., Ogden, Utah.
His body is entrusted to Myers Mortuary of Ogden, Utah.
Paul is survived by his wife Lisa; children, Toya Howze of Memphis, TN; Deshawn and Kamrie Bell of Ogden, Utah; a sister, Ladi Bell Harris of Jackson; brothers, Wendell Fitzgerald and Tony Williams of Cleveland; four grandchildren; and a host aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.

Harry G. “Big Mac” Rankin, 72, of Boyle

Harry G. “Big Mac” Rankin, 72, of Boyle died Friday, April 6, 2018, at his home.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Mt. Pleasant Church in Indianola with Rev. Quincy Loggins officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Memorial Gardens in Indianola.
Survivors include wife Flora Rankin of Boyle; daughter Alexias Rankin of Boyle; sons Harry Jr. of Ruleville, Timothy Rankin of Jackson, Stanford Rankin of Hattiesburg, Adrain Rankin of Mesquite, MI, Shawn Rankin of Memphis, Raymond Rankin of Detroit and Javias Rankin of Boyle; 10 brothers; 6 sisters; 22 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Linwood Lloyd Brown Jr.

Mr. Linwood Lloyd Brown Jr., 80, of Cleveland passed away on April 10, 2018, at Bolivar Medical Center.
Visitation will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church with Father Charles Buccantini officiating. Interment will be in North Cleveland Cemetery.
Lloyd was born on January 9, 1938, to Linwood and Effie Brown in Eupora. On June 11, 1962, he married Josephine Amelia Ferri in Cleveland. He cherished his elementary school years at Hill Demonstration School, which was located on the campus of Delta State Teacher’s College, and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1955. He received his BS in Biology in 1959 then pursued his Masters in Biological Sciences in 1980, both from Delta State University in Cleveland. Lloyd worked for the Mississippi State Board of Health with the Bolivar County Health Department for 20 years and retired with the Mississippi State Board of Heath. He also worked with Mississippi Game and Fish Commission and was the director of the Bolivar County Civil Defense for many years.
He adored his children and grandchildren; and they all adored him. He was so happy that his seven children went on to receive a college degree. Every member of his beloved family held a special place on his lap and in his heart. Lloyd took especially great care of his loving wife, Josephine, and they would have been happily married for 56 years in June.
Lloyd was an avid hunter and loved being outdoors spending time with his sons, grandsons, and many friends. He not only loved to hunt but more so loved the fellowship along the way.
Lloyd was a man of faith and loved his church, Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church.
He also cared deeply for his Cleveland High School class of 1955 and Ole Miss Rebels.
Lloyd was an Eagle Scout and worked as a counselor at camp Tallaha in high school and college. He was so proud that his son Joey and two grandsons, Philip and Jacob earned the Eagle Rank. He loved his PineHill Hunting Club in Lexington and he especially loved traveling to Ozona, TX to hunt with his dear friend, John Sledge, at the “Famous Sledge Ranch”.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Linwood Lloyd and Effie Lee Brown and daughter, Leigh Ann Brown Janoush.
Lloyd is survived by his beloved wife, Josephine Ferri Brown of Cleveland; daughters, Kerri Brown Mosco (Henry) of Cleveland, Joni Brown Cole (Louis) of Marietta, GA, Kim Brown Westerfield (Andrew) of Merigold, and Bonni Brown Corley (Drew) of Madison; sons, Linwood Lloyd Brown III (Beverly) of Olive Branch and Joey Albert Brown (Stephanie) of Marietta, GA; grandchildren, Samuel McAfee Davis, James Monroe Wynne Westerfield, Jon Andrew Wynne Westerfield (Kirsten), Louis Philip Cole, Austin Brown Cole, Alexis Leigh Janoush, Maggie Brown Mosco, Jacob Henry Mosco, Ann Amelia Cole, Hailey Carol Brown, Hannah Linleigh Brown, Molli Brown Corley, Juleigh Jeanette Cole, Luke Andrew Corley, and Davis Linwood Brown; great granddaughter, Ella Grace Westerfield; and sisters, Helen Brown Jackson (Charles) of Cleveland, Audrey Brown Blackwell of Amite, LA, and Robert Ann Brown Shurden of Cleveland.
Pallbearers will be Samuel Davis, Jack Westerfield, Jon Westerfield, Philip Cole, Austin Cole, Jacob Mosco; and sons-in-law, Andrew Westerfield, Henry Mosco, Louis Cole and Drew Corley.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jody Correro, Gillie McKibben, John Sledge, Homer Sledge, Nevin Sledge, Lanis Hancock, Charles Jackson, and the members of the PineHill Hunting Club in Lexington.
To view and sign the online guestbook, please visit rayfuneralhome.net.

Donnie Ray Harvey, 74, of Grenada

Donnie Ray Harvey, 74, of Grenada, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017, in Rogers, AR, at Mercy Hospice.
A Memorial Service was Saturday, April 7, 2018, at New Cleveland Cemetery.
He was born July 28, 1943, in West Plains, MO, to the late Henry Frances Harvey and Clarestine May “Chun” Jones. Donnie was a truck driver by profession delivering mail and also moved mobile homes.
Survivors are sons Duane Harvey and Brian Harvey, both of Mena, AR; daughters, Kim McCool of Cleveland, Melissa Coleman of Cleveland, Jeannie Hester of Grenada; 10 grandchildren; and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sharon Ann “Young” Harvey, and sisters, Darlene Jones and Dianne Maytubby.
Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

James Patton III, 59, of Olive Branch, formerly of Shelby

James Patton III, 59, of Olive Branch, formerly of Shelby, died April 4, 2018, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Byas Funeral Home in Shelby with Rev. Anthony Pitts officiating.
Survivors include wife Brenda Patton of Olive Branch; daughters Victoria Finley and Jamie Patton, both of Olive Branch, and Sabrina Chatman of Mound Bayou; brothers Saleem Abudal Ahad of Saginaw, MI, Dennis Patton of El Paso, TX, and Derrick Patton of Jackson; sisters Tammie Bryant of Bradenton, FL, Theresa Patton of Cleveland, and Tina Patton of Davenport, IA; 2 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts uncles and friends

Sarah Emma Gumbus, 91, of Cleveland

Sarah Emma Gumbus, 91, of Cleveland died Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Walter B. Crook Nursing Facility in Ruleville.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Greater New Kingdom M.B. Church in Cleveland with Rev. Rudy Seals Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Gardens in Cleveland.
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, at W.S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland and beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Survivors include daughter Leola Harris; sisters Bettie Boyd and Isabella Johnson; brothers Percy Harris, L.D. Harris and L.C. Harris; 20 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

Willie Lee “Hutch” Lewis, 65, of Rosedale

Willie Lee “Hutch” Lewis, 65, of Rosedale died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Funeral service will be at noon Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Beulah Community Church with Dr. Henry Knox officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Beulah.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. at W.S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland and an hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.
Survivors include wife Christine Lewis of Rosedale; daughters Vita G. Mitchell of Austin, TX, and Angelique Lewis of Rosedale; mother Ruthie M. Wilson of Cleveland; brothers Phillip Ward of Millington, TN, Jimmy Lewis of Rosedale, Tyrone Wilson of Mayfield, KY, Garriet Wilson of Norcross, GA, Steven Wilson of Colorado Springs, CO, and Michael Wilson of Cleveland; sisters Lottie J. Lewis of Beulah, Mary Murphy of Bedford, TX, Ruth Turner of Dolton, IL, Brenda Lewis of Euless, TX, Geneva Wilson of Chicago, IL, and Barbara J. Wilson and Debra Jurnett, both of Cleveland; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Willie Edward “Bill” Haywood, 70, of Cleveland

Willie Edward “Bill” Haywood, 70, of Cleveland died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at St. Paul M.B. Church in Cleveland with Rev. Rudolp Wince officiating.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, at W.S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland and beginning at noon Saturday at the church.
Survivors include wife Linda Taylor-Haywood of Cleveland; daughters April Harris of Jackson and Cynthia Haywood-Young of Yazoo City; son Jimmy Harris of Cleveland; sisters Mary Alice Gaston and Patricia Harrington, both of Yazoo City, and Lillie Mae Delanie of Florida; brother James Chapel of Yazoo City; and 8 grandchildren.

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