Samuel Delaughter

Samuel Delaughter, 69, of Wesson went to be with the Lord on August 14, 2018 at his residence. Services  are 12:00 pm Friday, August 17, 2018 at New Beginnings Worship Center in Martinsville, Mississippi He was born on June 6, 1949 to the late, Leslie Ewell Delaughter and Lottie Mae Kees Delaughter. He served in…

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Kathy Westrope

Kathy Westrope, 59, of Hazlehurst passed away August 14, 2018 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.  Visitation will be 5pm-7pm Wednesday at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst.  Services will be 11am Thursday at Stringer Family Chapel with burial at Westrope Family Cemetery.  Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements.…

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Rev. Thomas Emory Goza

Services for Reverend Thomas Emory Goza of Brookhaven are 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Pine Bluff Baptist Church with burial at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm Tuesday, August 14 at Riverwood Family, and Wednesday from 11:00 until time of service at the church. Bro. Thomas Emory Goza, 75, went…

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Thelma Merchant

Thelma Lois Walsh Merchant, 85, of Crystal Springs, passed away August 7, 2018 at her residence.  Visitation will be 5pm-8pm Thursday at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs and 10am-11am Friday at Gatesville Baptist Church.  Services will be 11am Friday at Gatesville Baptist Church with burial at Gatesville Cemetery.  Stringer Family Funeral Home in…

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Todd Brooks

Todd Brooks, 55, of Pelahatchie, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at his home. A Celebration of Life service for Todd will be held August 11, from 4-7 P.M. at McClain Lodge Banquet Hall located at 314 Clark Creek Rd, Brandon, MS 39047 with Darren Miley officiating the celebration at 4:15 P.M. Todd was born August…

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Lady Colonels begin 2018 campaign with one win, three losses

“I’m not sure I’ve ever started a season 1-3,” said Copiah Academy Fastpitch Head Coach Terry Bauer on Tuesday morning. He has coached at the school for 19 years and has earned over 500 victories and 5 state titles. His Lady Colonels dropped 3 games in the Magnolia Heights tournament on Saturday to open the…

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It’s our time

Copiah County is ripe for the picking.  Like the tomatoes and other vegetables that farmers and workers and families used to pluck, load and haul to the packing sheds along the railroad in our towns, the county is in prime condition to be selected and graded ‘A’. Why do I say this, you might ask.…

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Richard L. Dempsey

Richard L. Dempsey, 92, of Crystal Springs, passed away July 31, 2018 at Copiah Living Center.  Visitation will be 10am-11am Thursday at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs.  Graveside services will be 11am Thursday at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church.  Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs is handling arrangements.   He is survived by…

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William Lamar McDonald

William Lamar McDonald, 86, of Crystal Springs, passed away July 21, 2018.  He was born in Copiah County on April 15, 1932.   He attended Crystal Springs High School and would have been a graduate of the 1951 class. He joined the National Guard at age 18 and his unit was activated in 1950 during…

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Rita Marie Clay

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia for Rita Marie Clay, 75 of Columbia, who passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Forrest General Hospital.  Dr. Bryant Barnes will officiate.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on…

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