Obituaries




Bobby Alford Hearn

Bobby Alford Hearn, 67, of Linn, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, at his home.

Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Celebration of Life services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Linn Baptist Church, with the Rev. Milton Burd officiating.


Milton Michael Hudson

Services for Milton Michael Hudson of Ruleville will be at 12 noon Saturday at William Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Ruleville.

Mr. Hudson, 62, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Dillon Funeral Home in Indianola, which is in charge of arrangements.



Murphy Mays

Services for Murphy Mays of Inverness will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Inverness.

Mr. Mays, 88, died Friday, April 27, 2018.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

 Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens.


Rita Joan Pepper

A graveside service for Rita Joan Pepper of Cleveland, Tenn. will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, at Moorhead Cemetery in Moorhead.  There will be a visitation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Burton Funeral Home in Indianola prior to the service.



Michael Dewayne Smith

Services for Michael Dewayne Smith, 46, of Jackson, formerly of Doddsville, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Walker Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Doddsville.

Burial will be in Gilfield Church Cemetery, Doddsville, under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home of Indianola, which is in charge of arrangements.


Druella B. Fairley

Services for Druella B. Fairley of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity House of Prayer in Moorhead.

Mrs. Fairley, 73, died Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Redmon Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Moorhead.



Mary Ellen Stafford Holloway

Mary Ellen Stafford Holloway, 84, died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at her home in Merigold. She was born in Greenwood, later moving with her family to Cleveland. She was a graduate of Cleveland High School where she was a majorette in the band. She earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Educational Specialist Degrees from Delta State University.


John William Hall

Funeral services for John William Hall were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, following a 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. family and friends visitation, at First Baptist Church in Inverness.

Mr. Hall, 74, died Friday, April 6, 2018 at his residence in Inverness.


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