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Carl M. Devalcourt

January 17, 1948 - September 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Ann Asenith Navarro

December 24, 1920 - September 17, 2014

Ann Asenith Rhymes Navarro went to be with the Lord on September 17, 2014. Ann was born in Macon, MS on December 24, 1920 to Shellie and C.D. Rhymes. She graduated Monticello, MS High School in 1939 and attended Whitworth Girls School in Brookhaven, MS and Millsap's College in Jackson, MS. She married Louis J. Navarro in 1943 and they had one child, Thomas M. Navarro. Proceeding her in death...
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John Francis Smith

February 6, 1938 - September 16, 2014

John Francis Smith, 76, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Visitation will be held 5pm to 7pm Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Wright and Ferguson Downtown. A Graveside Service will be held 11:00am Thursday, Sept. 18, at Flora Cemetery.John was born in Flora, MS on Feb. 6, 1938. He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar Smith, and his mother, Grace Smith Crawley.John is survived by his wife, Priscilla O'...
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Bert Pertuit

May 11, 1939 - September 14, 2014

Bert Royce Pertuit, 75, passed away Sunday, Sept, 14, 2014. Visitation will be held 4-6pm Friday, Sept. 19, and 10am Saturday, Sept. 20, at Wright and Ferguson in Jackson, MS. A funeral service will begin at 11am, followed by burial at Lakewood Memorial Park.Bert was born May 11, 1939 in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from Central High School, and continued to Hinds CC, before beginning his career...
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Guy Crawford

April 15, 1929 - September 6, 2014

Guy Crawford, 85, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. He was born in Simpson County. He enlisted in the military, serving in the U.S. Army. Afterwards, he was employed by MP&L, and then Entergy before retiring after 37 years.He enjoyed working in his yard and garden and was an avid Old Miss and Atlanta Braves fan. He was a member of Harrisville Baptist Church where he attended faithfully.He...
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Robert W. Gibson

August 23, 1924 - August 30, 2014

Robert Whitfield "Doby" GibsonRobert Whitfield "Doby" Gibson, 90, passed away at home on August 30, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. Doby was a devoted family man, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather with extensive family. He was a dedicated World War II combat soldier, civil servant, farmer, and athlete. A Utica, Hinds County, Mississippi native, Doby...
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Thomas Bell Patterson

July 17, 1938 - August 28, 2014

Thomas Bell PattersonJacksonThomas Bell Patterson, 76, of Jackson, Mississippi, died Thursday, August 28, 2014, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at 11:00am Tuesday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral with internment following in the church columbarium. Visitation will begin at 10:00am Tuesday in St. Francis Hall at St. Andrew's Episcopal...
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Harry E. Brister

January 1, 1943 - August 28, 2014

Harry Edward Brister, 71, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00pm at Wright and Ferguson High Street. A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, followed by burial at Lakewood Memorial Park. Harry was born Jan. 1, 1943, to Harry L. and Elsie Brister, here in Jackson, MS. He graduated from Central High School, and, Nov. 22 1961, he...
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Jacqueline Avalone Ratcliffe

December 22, 1935 - August 23, 2014

Jacqueline A. Ratcliffe12-22-35 to 08-23-14Psalms 116:15 - "Precious in the sight of the Lord, is the death of His saints."Jacqueline Avalon Woods Ratcliffe, lifetime resident of Jackson, passed peacefully from this earth on August 23, 2014 with her daughters by her side. She was 78. Jacqueline, better known as Jackie, was the wife of the late Tully Joe Ratcliffe. She is survived by...
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Charlie Wayne Shirey

December 2, 1955 - August 20, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Clara Coker Herrington

September 18, 1929 - August 20, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Kay W. Brewer

June 7, 1932 - August 14, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Barbara Ann Day

December 6, 1932 - August 7, 2014

Barbara Ann Day, 81, passed away Thursday August 7, 2014 at Hospice Ministries. Funeral services will be held 11am Tuesday August 12, 2014 at Briarwood United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5pm till 7pm at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Jackson, MS and Tuesday from 10am till 11am at the church. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.Ann was born in Jackson, MS;...
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Gladys Prestage Padget

December 2, 1925 - August 5, 2014

Gladys Padget, 88 years of age, a long time resident of Jackson, departed this world August 5, 2014. She was born December 2, 1925 in the Sandhill/Pisgah area of Mississippi. Her parents, Jim and Mattie Prestage, both expired many years ago. Gladys was the 5th of 6 children born in their union. She attended Pisgah High School.Mrs. Padget was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Fred Jr...
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Juanita Durrett Basye

February 27, 1924 - July 26, 2014

Juanita Mae Durrett Basye, 90, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014. Visitation will be held Monday, July 28, 2014 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm and Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 9:00am until 10:00am at Wright & Ferguson Downtown. The Funeral service will begin 10:00am Tuesday, followed by burial at Lakewood Memorial Park South.Juanita was born February 27, 1924 in Memphis, TN. She grew up in Amory,...
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Elsie Watkins Robinson

August 30, 1921 - July 22, 2014

Elsie Watkins Robinson, 92, of Florence, passed away at her nursing home on July 22, 2014 after a long illness. Elsie was born in Rose Hill, Mississippi on August 30, 1921 to Emily Thigpen Watkins and Charles Edgar Watkins. She graduated from Mississippi Delta Junior College and Mississippi State College for Women.Elsie married J.F. Robinson, and together they had one child, Melanie Robinson Noto...
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Eugenia Ray Rodgers

October 20, 1918 - July 17, 2014

Eugenia Ray Rodgers, 95, died July 17, 2014 at Brandon Nursing & Rehab. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street in Jackson, MS. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park on Clinton Boulevard.She was born in Weir, MS and was a long-time resident of Jackson. Mrs....
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Sara Elizabeth Nash

January 1, 1932 - July 12, 2014

Sara Elizabeth "Mammaw" Nash, 82, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 12, 2014. She passed away peacefully at her son's home, surrounded by family. She was born in Meridian, MS, but spent most of her life in the Thomasville Community in rural Rankin County. A retired merchant, "Mammaw" was a sweet, kind, caring spirit, who never met a stranger. She was loved by all who met her. A...
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D'Alice Mae Ledingham

April 10, 1936 - July 10, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Sallie Pepper Joyner

December 2, 1927 - July 7, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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William Bentley Hill

May 25, 1933 - June 29, 2014

William Bentley "Benny" Hill, Sr., 81, of Brandon, MS passed away at St. Dominic's on June 29, 2014. Benny was born in Jackson, MS on May 25, 1933 to Francis Bentley and Henry A. Hill, Sr. He was the owner of Hill Mattress Company until his retirement in 2003.He is survived by his children, William "Bill" Hill, Jr. and wife, Jean, Debra Williamson and husband, Wayne, and Memry Seigal and husband,...
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Vernon Lee Keyes

August 12, 1923 - June 25, 2014

Vernon Keyes, 90, died Wednesday June 25, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 3:00pm Friday June 27, 2014 from the chapel of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Jackson, MS. Visitation will be from 2:00pm till 3:00pm. Private graveside services to follow.Mr. Keyes was a member of Calvary Baptist Church; he was manager of Jackson Cigar and Tobacco Co. for 45 Years. A...
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Louise C. Thornburgh

June 11, 1920 - June 21, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Jamie Brown Ray

August 18, 1918 - June 21, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Nell Walker Dye

December 14, 1931 - June 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Claude Taze Cooper

July 10, 1930 - June 13, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Jewel Claire Merritt

October 5, 1927 - June 9, 2014

Mrs. James Merritt (who did not care for flowery phrases) died on June 9, 2014. Visitation will be from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday June 10, 2014, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Jackson. The funeral will be on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 11:00am in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church. The graveside service will be private.Jewel Claire Pittman was born on October 5, 1927, the child of...
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Frances French

August 20, 1927 - June 5, 2014

Frances Sue French, 86, peacefully left this earth to be with her Lord on June 5, 2014. She lived at Ridgeland Pointe, in Ridgeland, MS. Visitation will be Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 1:00 at First Baptist Church Chapel in Jackson, with the funeral service starting at 1:15. Burial will be at Mendenhall Cemetery beside her mother and father in Mendenhall, MS after the service in Jackson.Frances was...
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Anne Nichols Shillinglaw

May 18, 1920 - May 31, 2014

Anne N. Shillinglaw, 94, of Jackson, MS, passed away in Lafayette, LA on May 31, 2014. Anne was born in Mt. Olive, MS on May 18, 1920 to Coates and Dan Nichols. She attended Central High School and was a graduate of Belhaven College. Anne married Robert Shillinglaw, a resident of Jackson. She worked as an executive secretary for Trustmark Bank in Downtown Jackson all of her employed life. ...
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Jerome B. DeLaughter

February 17, 1923 - May 25, 2014

Jerome B. DeLaughter, 91, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. Visitation will be at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson Wednesday, May 28, from 3:00 to 7:00pm, and Thursday, May 29, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday in the Chapel at Wright and Ferguson. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. Jerome graduated from Salem High School (Class of...
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David Scott Eastwood

July 27, 1957 - May 23, 2014

David S. Eastwood, 56, passed away at University Hospital Friday. A Visitation will be held on Monday, May 26, 2014 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street. A Graveside service will be held on Tuesday in Meridian at Magnolia Cemetery at 11:00am with Rev. David McCubbin officiating. David is Survived by his wife, Gale; his son, Scott; his grandchildren, Ave Layne and Lincoln Eastwood...
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Olivia Mounger Roland

August 24, 1931 - May 21, 2014

Libby Mounger Roland joined the Lord on May 21, 2014. Libby was born on August 24, 1931, the daughter of William M. and Veronica R. Mounger.She grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, attending Power Elementary, Bailey Jr. High, and Central High School, graduating in 1949.She attended Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University her freshman year and then transferred to the University of Mississippi,...
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Dean Oliver Thompson

October 28, 1930 - May 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Sidney Rubin

August 15, 1925 - May 14, 2014

Sidney Rubin, born in Philadelphia, PA on August 15, 1925, died at St. Catherine's Village in Madison, MS on May 14, 2014. Sid was predeceased by his wife, Naomi Rubin in 2010, and is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law; Ira (Sheila Stiebel Rubin) and Bob (Debra Chavis Rubin), and sisters, Sadie Elkins and Tillie Golisum, his loving grandchildren, Becci Rubin Craig (John) and Stuart Rubin ...
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James Elmo Manning

October 21, 1935 - May 6, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Amber Noelle Smith

December 18, 1986 - April 23, 2014

Amber Noelle Smith was born on December 18, 1986 in Jackson, Ms and passed away on April 23, 2014 at the age of twenty-seven. Amber was a native and resident of Rankin County. She was a stay at home mother and an active member of Pinelake Baptist Church. She was a member of the Junior League Auxiliary as well as several other charitable organizations. Amber is survived by her two daughters, ages...
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Lester Tullos Carr

May 19, 1924 - April 18, 2014

Lester Tullos Carr, 89, passed away at home Friday, April 18, 2014, in Brandon, MS. Services will be held 11:00am Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson, MS with a visitation one hour prior. Burial is to follow at Natchez Trace Memorial Park.Lester was born May 19, 1924 in Raleigh, MS to the late Albert and Cordie Carr. He graduated from Mississippi State...
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Anne Louise Roberts

May 24, 1922 - April 2, 2014

Anne L. RobertsBay St. LouisAnne Louise Lane Roberts, 91, passed away on April 2, 2014 in Bay St. Louis, MS from Alzheimer's disease, from which she suffered for 18 years.Mrs. Roberts was born in Flora, MS, and was the eldest child of Almus Hervey Lane and his wife, Annye Leigh Harris Lane. A long-time resident of Jackson, MS, she retired as a Business Service Advisor in 1984 after 40 years...
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Edward B. Trott

January 2, 1926 - April 1, 2014

Edward Bruce Trott, 88, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on April 1, 2014. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 4 from 10 ''' 11 am at Woodland Hills Baptist Church, Jackson, MS, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11 am. Burial will be held at 3:00 pm at Magnolia Cemetery in Meridian, MS.Rev. Trott was born January 2, 1926 in Dallas, TX, son of Arthur Lee and...
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Elsie Ilene Hall

August 18, 1932 - March 21, 2014

Elsie Ilene Hall, 81, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at her home in Florence. Visitation will be held from 4-9 PM Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1 PM with a visitation from 11-1 PM. Interment to follow at Richland Cemetery. She is preceded in death by her husband,...
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George Jules Mayronne

July 17, 1929 - March 18, 2014

George Mayronne, Jr.,84, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Private graveside services for family will be held at Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Lakelawn Cemetery Metarie, La. He is preceded in death by his parents, George J. Mayronne, Sr. and Agatha Lehman Fisher and brother, O. Harry Mayronne, Sr. Mr. Mayronne is survived by his wife, Nancy B. Mayronne of Jackson,...
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Stephen Joseph McCluskey,

August 30, 1940 - March 8, 2014

Stephen Joseph McCluskey, Jr., 73, a longtime Clinton resident, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Hospice Ministries after a short bout with lung cancer. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral services will be at 10 AM Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in the Funeral Home Chapel with a visitation one hour prior. A graveside service will be...
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George L. Maloney

April 5, 1955 - February 25, 2014

George Lamont Maloney, 58, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in Indianola, MS. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:30pm Saturday, March 1, 2014 at St. Peter's Cathedral in Jackson, followed by burial in Lakewood South Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7pm Friday, February 28, 2014 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on High St. in Jackson followed by a prayer service at 7...
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Arnold Richardson

August 4, 1947 - February 15, 2014

Arnold Richardson, 66, died Saturday Feb.15, 2014 at Miss Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014 from the chapel of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Jackson, MS.  Visitation will be Monday from 5:00pm till 7:00pm and Tuesday from 1:00pm till 2:00pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.Mr. Richardson was a native of...
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Donald Eugene Williams

August 29, 1942 - February 14, 2014

Donald Williams (2-Daddy) born August 29, 1942 went to be with the Lord on February 14, 2014. Funeral services will be held Monday Feb. 17, 2014 at 2:00pm from the chapel of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Jackson, MS. Visitation will be from 11:00am till 2:00pm Monday. Burial will be in Lakewood South Cemetery.He was preceded in death by his parents, son and great-grandson. He is survived by...
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Clifton Gerald Collins

November 29, 1928 - January 9, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Malcolm D. Stewart

July 13, 1912 - December 31, 2013

Malcolm D. Stewart, 101, died Tuesday December 31, 2013 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson at the High Street location. Visitation is at 1:00 p.m., internment will be in Anderson, IN under the direction of Robert Loose Funeral Home (765-649-5255). Born...
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Howard Wayne Barron

April 26, 1934 - November 28, 2013

Howard W. Barron, 79, died Thursday November 28, 2013 at Oasis Health and Rehab in Yazoo City, MS. Funeral services will held at 11:00 AM Tuesday December 3, 2013 from Fondren Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be Monday between the hours of 5 and 7 PM at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street and after 10 AM Tuesday at the church. Interment will follow the service in Lakewood...
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Thomas Michael Holt

July 4, 1919 - May 5, 2013

Holt, Thomas Michael A true gentleman, soldier, and music aficionado died peacefully at his home in Brandon, MS on May 5, 2013 at the age of 93.  Born on July 4, 1919 in Charlotte, NC to parents Earle Pendleton Holt, Sr. and Mary Eugenia Harris Holt, Tom was a beloved and devoted husband of 46 years to the late Forrestine Lorraine Holt (nee: Whitaker); brother to the late Dr. Earl P. Holt,...
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Joseph A. Lawrence

September 30, 1952 - October 2, 2012

Joe Lawrence, 60, passed away October 2, 2012, with his family at his side. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison, Mississippi from 9:00 am- 11:00 am, followed by a memorial service. Mr. Lawrence was born on September 30, 1952 to Joseph and Jacqueline Hohman Lawrence in Jackson, Mississippi.Joe graduated from Ole Miss in 1979 and was a proud...
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David Sylvester Butler, Sr.

June 27, 1939 - July 31, 2012

David S. Butler, Sr., of Jackson, MS passed away peacefully on July 31, 2012 surrounded by his family. Mr. Butler was 73.Visitation is at Wright Ferguson Funeral Home, High Street, from 9 AM until 11 AM on Friday, August 3, 2012, with services at 11 AM in the chapel.Mr. Butler, a native of Meridian, MS, moved to Jackson with his young family in 1968. He began his practice of Consulting...
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Carter Scott Hill

April 16, 1951 - May 3, 2012


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Ruth Helen King

December 2, 1913 - March 3, 2012

Helen McClain King, 98, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012. She was born Dec. 2, 1913 in Choctaw County, MS to George Leonard and Cora Ester Fondren McClain. Formerly of New Orleans, LA and Jackson, MS, she had resided in Atlanta, GA for the past 10 years. She was predeceased by her husband James Martin King, her son James McClain King, her brother Elmo Fondren McClain and her son-in-law...
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William T. Clark

August 16, 1928 - November 1, 2011

Bill was born August 16, 1928 to the late Oscar and Daisy Clark. He attended Central High School, Jackson; VMI, Lexington, VA; and graduated at Millsaps College, Jackson, MS. He was the Founder and President of Observa-Dome Labs, Jackson, manufacturer of observatory domes & tracking shelters, in use worldwide. Bill was an avid pilot, and a founding member of the MS Soaring Association. Other...
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Carl Wynand Vannamen

October 28, 1930 - November 1, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Richard Bolling Powell, Sr.

November 20, 1919 - October 31, 2011

Richard Bolling Powell, Sr. went home to his savior Jesus Christ at the age of 91 from Jacksonville, Florida (2 Corinthians 5:8). A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday at Lakewood Memorial Park.Richard was born in the Powell Family Home in Gallman, Mississippi. Richard, who grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, attended Central High School and played quarterback on the football team. ...
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William Wayne Warren

June 22, 1924 - October 30, 2011

W. W. Warren (Snooks), 87, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2011, after a lengthy and courageous battle with Lymphoma. He passed away at his home in Jackson, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home High Street location. Burial was in Lakewood Memorial Park. Mr. Warren was...
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Martha Louise Madden

March 4, 1925 - October 27, 2011

Martha Louise Madden, 86, of Jackson, died Thursday, October 27, 2011 in Jackson. Mrs. Madden was a native of Union, MS and resident of Jackson since 1959. She was a Baptist and an avid gardener. Mrs. Madden was preceded in death by her parents Iva and Alton Staton and her husband Buck Madden. She is survived by her son, Jerry Madden and his wife Edith of Brandon; her daughters, Linda Cappony and...
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Mary Nola Kersh

November 22, 1925 - October 26, 2011

Mary N. Kersh, 85, died Thursday October 26, at St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday October 28, 2011 from Riverwood Bible Church. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM and internment will follow the service in Cedarlawn Cemetery. A native of Jackson, Mrs. Kersh was a member of Riverwood Bible Church. She was a retired Engineering Assistant...
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John Morris Sutherland

October 26, 1941 - October 25, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Robert Milton Price

February 4, 1947 - October 23, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Mary Beall Cox

December 25, 1916 - October 22, 2011

Mary Kathryn Beall Cox, 94, died on October 22, 2011, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. She was a long time resident of Jackson, born on Dec. 25, 1916, to Thomas Benjamin Beall and Irene Harrison in Philipp, MS. As a child, she survived the Deemer Camp tornado in Philadelphia that killed her mother and several other relatives.In 1937, she married Robert Kennedy Cox. In the early years they...
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Sharon Kay Stribling Greener

March 8, 1944 - October 20, 2011

Sharon Stribling Greener, 67, of Grove Park Place, died at her home in Jackson, MS on October 20 following a courageous battle with leukemia. She was born in Hattiesburg, MS on March 8, 1944 to the late Mattie Lou James Stribling and Roger Wilson Stribling. She was a graduate of Murrah High School and later earned a degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. She worked...
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Nancy Marie Taggart

March 1, 1941 - October 18, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Raymond Mcclinton

May 20, 1914 - October 18, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Raymond Mcclinton

May 20, 1914 - October 18, 2011

On May 20, 1914, along the banks of the Tombigbee River at a site called Bladon Springs, AL, Raymond McClinton was born to Samuel Whtifield McClinton and Ella Clyda McDonald McClinton, both formerly of Coffeeville, AL. He was born at the Bladon Springs Hotel, managed by his parents; the healing sulphuric powers of the springs was a major tourist attraction at the time. After the hotel burned,...
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Mildred Frances Stewart

October 15, 1919 - October 15, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Craig Ashton Noone

August 12, 1979 - October 14, 2011

Craig Ashton Noone, chef/owner of Parlor Market Restaurant in Downtown Jackson, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2011. He was 32 years old. Craig was a beloved son, brother & friend to all of those he encountered on his all-too-brief time on Earth. His legacy in Jackson, the Downtown business community, and the Jackson Restaurant community is immense, despite it being cut short by his...
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Annette Dobbs Sledge

January 12, 1923 - October 11, 2011

Mrs. Annette Dobbs Sledge passed from this life to the next life on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM today at Lakewood Memorial Park with visitation from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street.Mrs. Sledge was born January 12, 1923 in Macland, Georgia. She was a lifelong resident of...
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Joyce S. Garrett

May 26, 1941 - October 9, 2011

Mrs. Joyce Garrett, 70, died Sunday, October 9, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street with interment in Lakewood South Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 9 AM - 12 Noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Garrett was born on May 26, 1941 in Meridian, MS to the late Sollie and...
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Thelma Thompson Macgowen

October 11, 1921 - October 7, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Jean C. Graves

March 25, 1923 - October 7, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Margie Chiristine Jafari

July 15, 1947 - October 4, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Lillian Ethel Golding Lucius

November 19, 1927 - October 4, 2011

Lillian Ethel Golding Lucius, 83, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, October 6, at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson with interment in Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 9 AM - 12 Noon Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Lucius, an active member of Broadmoor Baptist Church for many...
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Mary Elvira Gaudet

September 18, 1922 - October 1, 2011

Mary Elvira Stribling Gaudet, 89, devoted wife, loving mother of nine, devout Catholic, and Jackson-area resident since 1955, died at Ridgeland Hospice Ministries on Saturday, October 1, 2011. A funeral Mass celebrating Elvira's life will be held at St. Richard Catholic Church, 1242 Lynnwood Dr., Jackson, on Wednesday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.. The Mass will be preceded by a visitation at the...
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Helen Ruoff Fleming

September 7, 1921 - September 29, 2011

Helen Ruoff Fleming, 90, died Thursday, September 29, 2011 at the Jackson Madison County Hospital in Jackson, TN. Services will be held on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 1:00p.m. in the Chapel of Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday, October 3 beginning at 12:00p.m. at the funeral home.Mrs. Fleming was born September 7,...
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Mae Alice Jones

July 19, 1926 - September 25, 2011

Long time Jackson resident Mae Alice (Barnes) Jones born July 19, 1926 went home to be with the Lord on Sept 25, 2011. She had been living in Denver, Co. close to her daughters, where she spent her last three years.She is survived by; her four children Jim Jones, Ann Collins, Beth Jones , Haley McLane, grandchildren Steve, Dave, Mike (Jones), Amy (Collins), nephews Dick, Mike, Phil (Barnes)...
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John Thomas Buchanan

March 18, 1940 - September 23, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Ralph L. Mcgraw

September 21, 1928 - September 20, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Michael Henry Grace

December 1, 1947 - September 18, 2011

Michael H. (Mickey) Grace, 63, died Sunday September 18, 2011 at his home. A Memorial service will held Wednesday September 21, 2001 at 11:00 am from the High St. Chapel of Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM.He was a graduate of Jackson Central High School and attended Hinds Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a gifted athlete in...
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Ruby Elizabeth Peterson

March 17, 1919 - September 15, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Belva Dianne Nail

November 3, 1943 - September 14, 2011

Belva Dianne (Dee Dee) Collins Nail, 67, was born, November 3, 1943, in Paris, TX to Master Sgt. Conway Lifford Collins of Logansport, LA and Dorothy Dianne Hardy Collins of Jackson, MS.Ms Nail was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, MS in 1950. She was educated in the public school systems in Jackson, MS and in New Orleans, LA. Ms Nail retired from Fed Ex Freight in Richland, MS as...
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Lloyd George Long

March 6, 1927 - September 14, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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John R. Odom

May 12, 1923 - September 14, 2011

John R. Odom, 88, died Wednesday September 13, 2011 at St. Dominic Hospital. Visitation will be 4-6pm today at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson. Services will be 11:00am Saturday September 17, 2011 at Meadowbrook Church of Christ, preceded by visitation at 10am. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park.He was a Past-President of the Mississippi Association of Life Underwriters and...
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Catherine Pullen Davis

August 18, 1922 - September 13, 2011

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Carlton Jones Robertson

January 11, 1923 - September 12, 2011

Carlton Jones Robertson, 88, passed away September 12, 2011 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Services will be held at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in downtown Jackson Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 2:00 pm with visitation from 12:30 - 2:00 pm. Jones was preceded in death by his parents William Norman Robertson and Leonora Herring Robertson, brothers Norman, Eddie, Dan and Brooks...
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Helen Hargrave Cabell

October 24, 1915 - September 11, 2011

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Maurice Lyle Carroll

January 2, 1932 - September 9, 2011

Maurice Lyle Carroll died Friday, September 9, 2011 peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family at 11:55pm in Jackson, MS. Visiting hours are Tuesday, September 13, from 5-7pm and Wednesday, September 14, at 10am at First Presbyterian Church with services following at 11am. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.Lyle was born in Natchez, MS to Maurice and Edna Lyle Carroll on...
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Willard Hanks Roberts

September 25, 1912 - September 9, 2011

Willard. H. Roberts, 91, of Pearl died, Friday, September 9, 2011, in Ridgeland, Ms. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Monday, September 12, 2011 at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Chapel on High Street, Jackson, MS. The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until Service hour on Monday. The interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.Mr. Roberts was a longtime resident of Pearl...
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Barbara M. Barnes

November 17, 1921 - September 8, 2011

Barbara McKinley Barnes died Thursday, September 8, 2011, at St Catherine's Village in Madison. Services are Saturday, September 10, at 2 PM at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street in Jackson, with interment at Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be 12:00 - 2:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.Born on Carson Plantation, at Winterville, Mississippi, to Grace Gunter and Micajah...
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Ida Louise Hanbury

June 3, 1923 - September 5, 2011

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Louise Hanbury

June 3, 1923 - September 5, 2011

Mrs. Louise Williams Hanbury, 88, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2011, at Highland Home in Ridgeland. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Saturday at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street. Mrs. Hanbury was born June 3, 1923 in Indianola, MS to the late Henry P. and Velma Pinkerton...
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Spiro Pete Cora

January 7, 1935 - September 1, 2011

On 1 September 2011, Spiro Pete Cora, age 76, died peacefully at home from cancer. Spiro was born 7 January 1935 at 5 o'clock in the morning to Ourania (Nina) Pappaspiridon Cora and Panagiotis (Pete) Cora both originally of Skopelos, Greece, in Greenville, Mississippi. Spiro attended Greenville Public Schools through the 8th grade. In 1949 the family moved to Lexington MS and he graduated from...
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Julia W. Phillips

November 27, 1921 - August 31, 2011

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James Brooke Furrh

April 13, 1926 - August 27, 2011

James Brooke Furrh, Jr., age 85, died peacefully August 27, 2011, with his family by his side. He was born in Marshall, Texas, on April 13, 1926, and was the son of James Brooke Furrh and Margaret Hagan Furrh. He attended school in Elysian Fields, Texas, and graduated from Kemper Military School in Boonville, Missouri. He was a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin where he received a...
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Richard Lyles Williams

August 5, 1918 - August 24, 2011

Richard Lyles (Dick/Papa Dick) Williams Born in Evergreen, AL, August 5, 1918, 93 years and 19 days later, the Lord called Richard L. (Dick/Papa Dick) Williams into rest where he awaits the coming of his savior, Jesus Christ, who has prepared a place for him. On August 24, 2011, Dick very peacefully passed away and began the transition from his earthly life to his heavenly life. Funeral...
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Otho Merritt Chance

March 2, 1927 - August 21, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Abbie Claire Gatewood

November 30, 2005 - August 20, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Jackson, MS.
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Lou Ethyl Arnold

July 14, 1921 - August 20, 2011

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Miriam Owen Weems

November 24, 1941 - August 20, 2011

Miriam Wilson Weems died Saturday, August 20, 2011, leaving behind a large and adoring following of dogs, cats and wine lovers. She was the wife of Tommy Weems and the mother of Sam D. Knowlton III, of Oxford and Richard Baxter Wilson Knowlton of Little Rock, Arkansas and the step-mother of Kelly Weems Wollfarth of Mandeville, LA, Davis Weems Mitchell of Atlanta, GA and Caroline Weems Rushing...
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