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Eugene Kenyon “Ken” Owen, 79, of Cleveland

Mr. Eugene Kenyon “Ken” Owen, 79, of Cleveland passed away Friday, January 12, 2018, at St. Dominic’s in Jackson.
Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Covenant Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tim Starnes officiating.
Mr. Owen was born in Athens, IL, on September 10, 1938, to Eugene William Owen and Ruth Kenyon Owen. He grew up in Meridian and New Orleans, LA, and in 1956 he graduated from Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans. He continued his education at University of Southern Mississippi and graduated in 1960 then obtained his MBA from Loyola University in 1967. In 1964, he married Judy Lynne Atwater and they had four beautiful children together.
Mr. Owen proudly served his country as a Captain in the United States Army Signal Corps at East Coast Relay Station in Frederick, MD. He worked as an accountant for Humble Oil and Refining Company and as a CPA for a New Orleans CPA firm. He left public accounting to pursue his passion as an accounting professor at LSU in Shreveport, LA. He then moved to teach at Delta State University where he stayed until his retirement in May of 2000.
As a faithful Christian, Mr. Owen served as a Deacon and Elder in Presbyterian churches in New Orleans, Shreveport, and Cleveland. For many years, he also served as treasurer at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene William Owen and Ruth Kenyon Owen; and sister, Freda Estelle Owen.
Mr. Owen is survived by his wife, Judy Lynne Atwater Owen of Cleveland; daughters, Kristine Edwenna Owen and Kimberly Ruth Owen, both of Dallas, TX; sons, Eugene Kenyon Owen Jr. (Jenny) of Ridgeland and Karl Atwater Owen (Emily) of Indianola; grandchildren, Madison Dodd Owen of Ridgeland, Kurt Taylor Owen, Abby Kate Owen, and Rutherford Hogan Owen, all of Indianola; sister, Carleen Owen Vining (David) of Amite, LA; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family members. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Covenant Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, MS.
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James H. “Mick” Williams

James H. “Mick” Williams died January 12, 2018.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. January 20, 2018, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland, with Pastor Frederick Ford officiating.
Williams was born to the late Cottrell and Nancy Williams on May 26, 1943, in Doddsville. He was the eight of 10 children. He married Darnell Williams and they had four children.
He graduated from East Side High School; Mississippi Valley State University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics; and University of Houston, where he earned a master’s degree in educational leadership. He was a math teacher, principal and teacher of adult education at Merigold, Cypress Park, H.M. Nailor and B.L. Bell for over 40 years before retiring in 2005.
He was an active member of Agape Storge Christian Center.
He was initiated into the Iota Omicron Omega Psi Phi Fraternity on April 13, 1974 and later became a charter member of Rho Alpha Alpha Chapter in Cleveland.
Preceding him in death are his parents, three sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include his wife Darnell Williams; children Dwayne Williams of Cleveland, Rodney Williams of Atlanta, GA, Chomney Williams Scott of Mesquite, TX, and Bryant Matthews of Los Angeles, CA; three sisters, Doris Kings of Chicago, IL, Frances Williams of Cleveland, Nancy Williams of Atlanta, GA; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Mitchell Wade Sr., 63 of Mound Bayou

Mitchell Wade Sr., 63 of Mound Bayou passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at his home. Funeral service will be Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Beautiful New Hope MB Church, Mound Bayou.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2018, at Brinson Funeral Home.
He is survived by his mother, Earline Wade Woodley; two sons Derrick and Mitchell Jr.; one daughter Amanda McAbee; seven sisters, Bobbie, Willie, Gloria, Charolette, Bridgette, Sonji Hadly and Stephanie; two grandchildren Keyvonne English and Jerone Rupert; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

David Lee Johnson, 63 of Shelby

David Lee Johnson, 63 of Shelby passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Baptist Hospital, Southaven.
Visitation will be Friday, January 19, 2018, from 2-6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Shelby.
Funeral service will be Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Pilgrim Rest MB Church in Shelby with the
Rev. Tyrone Miller officiating.
He is survived by one daughter, Domini Tyson of Elkhart, IN; five sisters, Matlean Hoskin and Djean Thompson, both of Shelby, Rose Mary Rosental of New Port Richey, FL, Beatrice Towsend and Gloria Williams Johnson, both of Chicago; two grandchildren; and host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

David L. Anderson of Mound Bayou

David L. Anderson of Mound Bayou died Friday,
January 12, 2018, at Woodlands Rehab and Health Center, Clinton.
Family hour will be Friday, January 19, 2018, from 5-8 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, Mound Bayou, and from 9 a.m.-until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, with the Rev. Horace McKay officiating.
Burial will follow at Bellamy Chapel Cemetery, Mound Bayou under the direction of Delta Burial funeral home.
David was born August 8, 1943. He was a graduate of Delta State University and served in US Air Force.

Henry Mosco, 81, of Cleveland

Mr. Henry Mosco, 81, of Cleveland passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Bolivar Medical Center.
Visitation was from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial followed at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church with Father Kent Bowlds officiating. Interment was in North Cleveland Cemetery.
Henry was born on October 29, 1936, to Albert Mosco and Ludovina Pirani Mosco in Shaw. On June 8, 1958, he married Mary Jane Stubbs in Greenwood. Growing up, Henry played many sports such as football, baseball, and boxing. He even boxed professionally for a while before starting a boxing club for the youth in Cleveland. Henry loved to play Bocci and won many tournaments. He also enjoyed to fish and play dominos in his spare time.
Henry was a member of Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland and also a 4th degree knight with the Knights of Columbus.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Stubbs; parents, Albert and Ludovina Mosco; and daughter, Gina Michael.
Mr. Mosco is survived by his daughter, Kim Mosco Buehring (Nathan) of Cleveland; sons, Henry Gordon Mosco (Kerri) of Cleveland and James Anthony Mosco of Drew; grandchildren, Maggi Mosco, Jacob Mosco, Anthony Michael, Magen Whitt, Kaci Mosco, Allie Blackwood, and Caine Buehring; 4 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Angelina May (John) of Memphis, Lizzie Roark of Oxford, and Adolph Mosco of Shaw.
Pallbearers will be Chance Robinson, Michael Rocconi, Jody Rocconi, Al Roark, Frank Michael, Anthony Michael, Jonathan Vance, Lawrence Spa-dinini and Jacob Mosco. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Coleman, Arthur Causey, Joe Aguzzi, Murry Roark, Bill Quinton, Darry Hardy, Joe Reed, D.D. Ferracci, Raymond Biagoli, Billy Nowell and Houston Weaver.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Church Building Fund at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church. 
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Danny Bell Sr., 64, of Cleveland

Danny Bell Sr., 64, of Cleveland died Friday, January 12, 2018, at Merit Health Central in Jackson.
Funeral service will be at noon Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Poplar Grove M.B. Church in Boyle with Rev. LeRoy Carter officiating. Burial will following Poplar Grove Cemetery in Linn.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, at W.S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland and an hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Survivors include children Danny (Bernetta) Bell Jr. and Dannyiell Bell, both of Cleveland; grandchildren Kenchaski (Jeanae) A. Bell of Clarksville, TN, Kyuntrae U. Bell and Kishonna T. Bell of Cleveland, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Barbara Kay Napier Reed, 73, Oxford

Services for Barbara Kay Napier Reed were Monday, January 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Drew Baptist Church in Drew.
Mrs. Reed, 73, died on Friday, January 12, 2018, at her residence in Oxford.
She was born on February 18, 1944, in Muskegon, MI, to Warren and Kathryn Lentz Napier and lived in Oxford.
She is preceded in death by her father Warren Napier; and a brother Ronnie Napier.
Barbara worked for Mississippi Department of Corrections at Parchman for twenty-five years in payroll before her retirement.
Barbara is survived by husband James “Jim” C. Reed of Oxford; daughter, Charlotte Wagner of Sumner; daughter, Lisa Smith of Oxford; son Mark Reed of McDonough, GA; son Jimmy Reed of Drew; mother Kathryn Lentz Napier of Kennett, MO; sister Tammy Wilkerson of Paragould, AR; brother Ronald Napier of Grover, MO; brother Terry Napier of Kennett, MO; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday, January 15, 2018, 10-11 a.m. at Drew Baptist Church. Al Cummins officiated the services.
Pallbearers were Michael Wagner, Mark Reed, Jimmy Reed, Josh Reed, Justin Smith, Lawrence Wagner, Michael Gilbow, and Alex Napier. Burial followed in Drew Cemetery.
Williams & Lord is in charge. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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