David L. Weathersby

David L Weathersby, 78, of Hazlehurst, passed away November 14, 2019 at his residence. Visitation will be 9:30am-11am Saturday at Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst.  Services will be 11am Saturday at Stringer Family Chapel with burial at Zion Hill Cemetery.  Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements. Mr. Weathersby was a native…

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Maxine Lee Bufkin

Ms. Maxine Lee Bufkin, 79, of Wesson, went to be with her Lord on November 14, 2019, at St. Dominic Hospital. There will be a private family service at a later date. She was born on June 9, 1940, to the late Frank L. Holliday and Dorothy L. Ogle Holliday. Maxine was a member of…

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Westside Baptist Church yard of the month

Hazlehurst Garden Club’s Yard of the Month for November is Westside Baptist Church on West Gallatin Street. Pastor is Bro. Larry Hart.  This month’s committee had the opportunity to select this yard for the November award recipient. The landscaping around the church’s building and its marquee are well manicured and maintained.  We invite the community…

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James A. Maxwell

James A. Maxwell, 92, passed away November 9, 2019 at The Blake. Visitation will be 10am-11am Thursday at Stringer Family Funeral Services in Crystal Springs.  Services will be 11am Thursday at Stringer Family Chapel with burial at Georgetown Cemetery.  Stringer Family Funeral Services in Crystal Springs is handling arrangements. Mr. Maxwell was a member of…

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Retha Slay Jeffreys

Retha Slay was born in 1931, fifth of six children born to George Dewey and Beulah Stevens Slay. She died peacefully on November 9, 2019 at Ridgeland Place after an extended illness. Retha was born in Hazlehurst and attended Co-Lin Jr College where she was a member of the Co-Lin Colettes in their inception year.…

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Dropping temperatures could mean rising fire risk

Mississippians should check their heating equipment now to make sure it’s safe to use, as the temperature may dip into the 30s and 20s across much of the state in coming days. Using the equipment as it is intended and following safety guidelines cuts your risk of fire in your home. There have been 52…

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Store in Georgetown robbed

Authorities in Copiah County are looking for two men who robbed a gas station.The robbery happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Store in Georgetown. The clerk said two men with their faces covered walked in with what looked like a sawed-off shotgun and robbed the store. Deputies said the two took the surveillance…

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Winfred “Wimp” Hammack

Winfred Carroll “Wimp” Hammack, 88, of Crystal Springs,  passed away November 5, 2019, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Mr. Hammack, a 1950 graduate of Crystal Springs High School, served in the Armed forces during the Korean War.  He served Copiah County as District 5 Supervisor for twelve years from 1987 to 1999.  As an active…

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Harold Ray Hall

Harold Ray Hall, 61, of Wesson, passed away November 3, 2019 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Visitation will be 1pm-2pm Wednesday at Smyrna Baptist Church.  Services will be 2pm Wednesday at Smyrna Baptist Church with burial at Smyrna Cemetery.  Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements. Mr. Hall was a lifelong…

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