Obituaries

Melinda Farmer Cooksey

Melinda Farmer Cooksey was born in Scott County on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 1964, to her parents, Coyier and Dolly Vance Farmer. She passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian at the age of 53.




Margie Weems

Margie Blackwell Weems, 88, of Lawrence, died Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Bedford Care Center in Newton. She was born Saturday, Nov. 24, 1928, in Lake.


Margie Weems

Margie Blackwell Weems, 88, of Lawrence, died Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Bedford Care Center in Newton. She was born Saturday, Nov. 24, 1928, in Lake.



James Ming

Services for Mr. James K. Ming will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11 at Conehatta Baptist Church with burial in the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Bro. Shannon Davis will officiate.


Bobby Joe Green

Services for Mr. Bobby Joe Green were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Sebastopol with burial in the High Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The Revs. Brett Cooper, Nolan Pinter and Scott Engle officiated. 

Mr. Green, 81, passed away July 8, 2017, in his home.



Betty M. McNair

Betty M. McNair, 84, died July 8, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Born in Decatur on Sept. 28, 1932, Mrs. McNair was a Newton County native who had lived in Jackson for 37 years before moving to Ridgeland. She graduated from Stratton High School in Union and East Central Community College in Decatur.


Howard Glen Robinson

Graveside services for Mr. Howard Glen Robinson were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, July 3 at Pine Ridge Cemetery at Lawrence under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest. The Rev. Ken McLemore officiated.

There was no visitation.



Iris Weaver

A service of life and resurrection for Mrs. Iris Weaver will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4 at the Sebastopol United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Herrington officiating. Burial will be at Sebastopol City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 3 at Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol. 



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