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Elsie Myers Drane, 97

Elsie Myers Drane, 97, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at Highland Home in Ridgeland. She was a native of Durant and longtime resident of Cleveland. She had been a resident of Ridgeland for 24 years. Born July 13, 1919, she was the daughter of Charles William Myers Sr. and…

James Andrew F. “Fitz” Taylor

James Andrew F. “Fitz” Taylor died Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Texas. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Ray Brooks School in Benoit under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home in Greenville.

Minnie Bell Walker of Shaw

Minnie Bell Walker of Shaw died Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Bloomington, IL. Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017, at New Beginning M.B. Church in Shaw with Rev. Herron Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Northwest Shaw Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Saturday,…

Maggie Butler, 89, of Ruleville

Maggie Butler, 89, of Ruleville died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at her home. Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Sweet Kingdom of Ruleville with Rev. Willie Rounds officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Galilee Cemetery in Ruleville. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday,…

Robert Davis Jr., 64, of Cleveland

Robert Davis Jr., 64, of Cleveland died Monday, March 13, 2017, at his home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Byas Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland. Survivors include…

Tommy L. Gunns, 49, of Cleveland

Tommy L. Gunns, 49, of Cleveland died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. Funeral service will be at noon Saturday, March 25, 2017, at United Baptist Church in Cleveland with Rev. Lonnie Gunns officiating. Burial will be in Northwest Shaw Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from…

Arthur D. Carter, 67 of Shelby

Arthur D. Carter, 67 of Shelby died Monday, March 13, 2017, at his home. Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Community Chapel in Shelby. Burial will be in Place of Prayer Memorial Gardens in Shelby. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, March 24,…

Sylvester Spear, 66

Sylvester Spear, 66, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland. Funeral service will be at 11a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Shaw with Rev. Kenneth McKinney. Burial will be in Delta Heights Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday,…

LaMarcus Williams, 29

LaMarcus Williams, 29, died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at University Medical Center in Jackson. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2017, at Vernon Memorial Apostolic Faith Church with Rev. Edgar Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Gardens in Cleveland. Visitation will be from 2-5…

Louise Mason, 79, of Mound Bayou

Louise Mason, 79, of Mound Bayou died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Mound Bayou with Rev. Larry King of Shaw officiating. Burial will be in Mound Bayou. Visitation…