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.


Conner Sullivan

Services for Conner Sullivan were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at McClain-Hays Chapel.  Burial followed in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Kemper County. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  

Mr. Sullivan, 72, of Decatur, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.  

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.