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Gwendolyn “Lo” Lawson, 59, of Fayetteville, GA, formerly of Pace

Gwendolyn “Lo” Lawson, 59, of Fayetteville, GA, formerly of Pace, died Monday, August 14, 2017, at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, GA.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017, a Spangle Banner M.B. Church in Pace with Dr. Henry Knox officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Mound City.

Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2017, with family hour from 6-7 p.m. at W.S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland and beginning at 1:30 p.m. until the service Saturday at the church.

Survivors include daughter Onessia Mosby of Fayetteville, GA; brothers Roscoe Lawson of Killeen, TX, McEllis Lawson of Renova and Ronald Lawson of San Diego, CA; sisters Glory Dean Craig of Milwaukee, WI, Rosie Anner Robinson of Killeen, TX, Blanche Howard of Scott, Florida Wright of Pace and Carolyn Phipps of Shreveport, LA; 4 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

J.B. Rowsey, 55, of Duncan

J.B. Rowsey, 55, of Duncan died Monday, August 14, 2017, at his home.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017, at W.S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland with Rev. Jeffery Butler officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery in Duncan.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, at the funeral home.

Survivors include a special friend Chewanda Wells of Duncan; son Jeremy Rowsey of Duncan; daughter Chancy Wells of Duncan; sisters Christine Ware, Helen Ware and Bonnie Davis, all of Duncan; and brothers Willie B. Coleman of Omaha, NE, James Ware of Snellville, GA, Leon Ware of Memphis, TN, Nicholas Rowsey of Brandon and Albert Ware of Hattiesburg.

Holmes Birth

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Mr. and Mrs. Mario Holmes of Cleveland announce the birth of their daughter Cortlyn Elizabeth Holmes on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Merit Health Northwest.

The baby weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and was 18.75 inches long.

The mother is the former Valendya Anthony of Rolling Fork.

Maternal grandparents are the late James Williams and Mazell Anthony.

Maternal great-grandparents are the late Clozell Reed and the late Ida Warfield.

Paternal grandparents are Vincent and Shirley Holmes.

Paternal grandparents are the late Buford and Mary Holmes and the late Lish and Vinnie Sutton.

Melton-Bennett

Nena Pennington Melton and Jimmie Melton Jr. of Drew announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Anna Melton of Drew to Andrew Bennett of Avalon, son of Bobby Bennett and Cindy Jackson Bennett of Avalon.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Ann Word Pennington and Kenneth Pennington and the late Elizabeth Chandler Melton and Jimmie Lane Melton Sr.

She is a graduate of North Sunflower Academy; Mississippi Delta Community College with an A.A. in English; and Delta State University with a B.S.E. in Elementary Education and M.Ed. in Elementary Education. She will graduate in December 2017 with a specialist in Supervision and Administration.

She is a member of the BSU and Phi Mu Fraternity. She is also a member of the honor societies of Phi Theta Kappa, Lambda Iota Tau, Kappa Delta Pi and Omicron Delta Kappa.

She is also a member of Drew Baptist Church.

She is employed as an elementary teacher and Beautycounter Consultant.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Bryan and Bettye Tingle Jackson of Avalon and the late Gary and Lela “Codie” Thompson Bennett.

He is a graduate of Winona Christian School; Holmes Community College with a A.A. in PreMed; and Hinds Community College with a A.A. in Applied Sciences: Physical Therapy Assistant.

He is a member of the BSU and Wesley Foundation. He is also a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

He is employed as a medical equipment technician in pursuit of PTA licensure.

Wedding vows will be exchanged in a 2 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Drew Baptist Church.

A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. All family and friends are invited to attend.

DAA begins registration for afterschool classes

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The Delta Arts Alliance is hosting registration for after school classes and welcomes all artists, storytellers, dancers, photographers, and chefs.

Registration will be Friday at the Ellis Theatre from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Henry Collier Jr., 98, of Mound Bayou

Henry Collier Jr., 98, of Mound Bayou died Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Bolivar Medial Center in Cleveland.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017, at New St. James M.B. Church in Cleveland with Rev. Jerry T. Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Renova.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, with family hour from 5-6 p.m. at W.S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland.

Survivors include wife Essie Collier of Mound Bayou; daughter Felicia Collier of Mound Bayou; son Henry Collier III of Webb; 10 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dorothy L. Jordan, 66, of Cleveland

Dorothy L. Jordan, 66, of Cleveland died Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.

Funeral service will be at 11a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017, at United Baptist Church in Cleveland with Rev. Sammie Rash officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Gardens in Cleveland.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, with family hour from 6-7 p.m. at W.S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland and beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include husband Rozell Jordan of Cleveland; children Roshell J. Jackson and Christopher Jordan; siblings L.E. Griffin Jr., Melvin Griffin, Eldora Jones, Jessie Causey, Diann Johnson, Alma Harris, Larry Hill, A.C. Griffin and Robert Robinson; 8 grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Zedderica L. “Zee” Hampton, 31, of Cleveland

Zedderica L. “Zee” Hampton, 31, of Cleveland died Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017, at New Kingdom M.B. Church in Cleveland with Pastor Ricky Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Boyle.

Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, at T.L. Redmon Funeral Home in Cleveland and beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include sons Brian A. Hope Jr. and Braylon A. Hope, both of Cleveland; daughters Jewel Johnson, Joneisha L. Wlliams, J’mya M. Williams, all of Cleveland; father Roy Carter of Memphis, TN; mother Ladyfaye Hampton of Boyle; brothers LaFrederick Hampton of Memphis, TN, Rodriquze Hampton of Omaha, NE, Calvin Carter of Jackson and Terrell Hunter of New Orleans, LA; sisters Lashonda Hampton of Memphis, TN, and Libyika Clerk of Cleveland; and host of other relatives and friends.

Online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.tlredmonfuneralhome.com

Dorothy Woods, 65

Dorothy Woods, 65, died August 14, 2017, at Joy Rehab in Cleveland.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August19, 2017, at Star Spangle Banner M.B. Church with Pastor Larry Young officiating. Burial will follow in Spangle Banner Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, at Brinson Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Survivors include husband Lloyd Woods; daughters Bryedeadria McDonald and April Woods; sons NeKavior Donelson and Lloyd Wood; sisters Rosie Pates, Lillie M. Pates and Patricia Hayes, all of Pace, Rosemary Pates of St. Louis, MO, Brenda Young of Mound Bayou and Lillie J. Roby of Renova; and brothers Leon Nash of St. Louis, MO, and Sammie Pates and Larry Pates, both of Pace.

Rosie “Tip” Hamilton, 62, of Boyle

Rosie “Tip” Hamilton, 62, of Boyle died August 13, 2017, at Allegiance Specialty Hospital in Greenville.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Greater Kingdom M.B. Church with Rev. Randolph Seals Jr. officiating. Burial will follow Popular Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, at Brinson Funeral Home in Cleveland and an hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Survivors include daughters Tammy Hamilton and Shyene Hamilton, both of Boyle; sons Michael Hamilton of Boyle and Antonio Hamilton of Huntsville, AR; brothers Willie London in Detroit, MI, J.B. Hampton of Boyle, Hugh Hampton of Cleveland and Randy Hampton of Chicago, IL; sisters Helen Tyler, Vetter Edwards and Lady Hampton, all of Boyle; 12 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.