Area Obituaries

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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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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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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Melvin Evander Townsend

Melvin Evander Townsend, 77, of Wesson. passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 at King Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, MS. He was born January 18, 1942, the son of Austin Evander Townsend and Mary Bell Townsend. Melvin was in the cattle business most of his life. He is survived by two sons, Karl Townsend and…

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Peggy Ann Terry Spears

Peggy Ann Terry Spears, 84, of Madison, passed away October 31, 2019 at Hospice Ministries. Graveside services will be 12pm Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Galilee Cemetery.  Stringer Family Funeral Services in Crystal Springs is handling arrangements. Mrs. Spears was a member of Galilee Baptist Church and she enjoyed sewing. She is survived by her…

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Ronda Lynn Channell

Ronda Lynn Channell, 50, of Wesson, passed away October 28, 2019 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Visitation will be 1pm-3pm Friday at Strong Hope Baptist Church.  Services will be 3pm Friday at Strong Hope Baptist Church with burial at Strong Hope Cemetery.  Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements. Ronda was…

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James Conn

James Euestus Conn, 95, of Crystal Springs, died Thursday, October 24, 2019, at his home. Visitation will be held Monday, October 28, 2019 at Stringer Funeral Home, 26141 Hwy 27, Crystal Springs from 1pm-3pm with the funeral service following at 3pm.  A graveside service will follow at Crystal Springs Cemetery. Mr. Conn, a native of…

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