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Frankie “Doodie” Ratliff, 52, or Peoria, IL, formerly of Ruleville

Frankie “Doodie” Ratliff, 52, or Peoria, IL, formerly of Ruleville, died December 10, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at William Chapel Church in Ruleville with Elder Kelvin White officiating. Interment will be in Turner Chapel Cemetery in…

Arthur Moore, 77, of Cleveland

Arthur Moore, 77, of Cleveland died December 10, 2017, at his home.Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Mt. Pilgrim Church in Cleveland with Rev. Irving Baker officiating. Burial will follow in North MS Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Kilmichael.Visitation will be form 2-6 p.m. Friday,…

Henry Lee Maxwell, 62, of Cleveland, formerly of Greenville,

Henry Lee Maxwell, 62, of Cleveland, formerly of Greenville, died December 5, 2017, at his home.Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at United Baptist Church in Cleveland with Rev. Jimmy Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Delta Heights Cemetery in Cleveland.Visitation will be from 2-6…

Ruby G. McAtee

Services for Ruby G. McAtee will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Ruleville. Mrs. McAtee, 88, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at her residence in Oakland.She was born October 28, 1929, in Drew to the late James William and Effie…

Ann Morrison Bode

Ann Morrison Bode passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Singing River Nursing Home in Moss Point. She was 84 years old.Ann was born in Memphis on October 24, 1933, and grew up in the small Delta town of Shelby where her father Scott Morrison was mayor for forty-one years.…

Randolph “Rudy” Seals Sr.

Randolph “Rudy” Seals Sr. was born on February 17, 1952, to the late Harry and Grace Seals. He was the fourth of 11 children. Randolph was introduced to Christ and baptized at the St. John M.B. Church under the leadership of Pastor R.L.T. Smith. It was evident that God had…

Charlene Russell Barr of Cleveland

Mrs. Charlene Russell Barr of Cleveland passed away Monday, December 11, 2017, at her home.Visitation was from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Covenant Presbyterian Church.Celebration of Life service immediately followed beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Covenant Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tim Starnes officiating. Interment…

Martha Rose Koehler Pillar, 62, of Aurora, IL

Martha Rose Koehler Pillar, 62, of Aurora, IL, passed away peacefully, Dec. 6, 2017, at Edward Hospital of Naperville.She was born Feb. 20, 1955, in Cape Girardeau to her loving late parents, Melbourne and Berniece Koehler.She was the wife of Raymond R. Pillar, whom she wedded October 2, 1982. She…

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,…