Kirkwood, Hamil to wed in March

Kathy and Larry Hamil of Union are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Charles Barrett Hamil, to Kathryn Lin Kirkwood, the daughter of Jan and Jeffri Kirkwood of Natchez.

The groom is the grandson of Jean and Charles Ray Hamil of Union and the late Verla and N.G. Barrett of Decatur.


City mourns loss of Gordon


The City of Union suffered a huge loss this weekend as longtime Union Municipal Judge and Board of Aldermen Attorney Rex Gordon Jr., passed away suddenly late Saturday night.

Newton County coroner Danny Shoemaker said Gordon died of a cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead just before midnight at Laird Hospital in Union.


Debra Crawford

Mrs. Debra Faye McElhenney Crawford, 60, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at her home in Decatur. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the Wolf Funeral Services Chapel in Lake with burial following in the Dennis Cemetery.