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THS out in quarterfinals, Lady Wildcats fall in 1st

Tylertown’s boys and girls basketball teams made it to the quarterfinals of the state 3A playoffs before being eliminated. The Chiefs defeated Jeff Davis 59-51 in the first round and eliminated Noxubee County 58-54 in the second round, before losing to Port Gibson 58-54. The Lady Chiefs defeated Hazlehurst 45-20 in the first round; won…

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Town’s Easter parade, egg hunt part of Boucherie weekend

Tylertown’s annual Easter parade and egg hunt and the South Mississippi Boucherie all take place the same weekend this year. Both the parade and hunt are open to children 10 and under. Organizers say both Chamber events are family activities and should complement one another. The parade begins Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at…

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Todd Sumrall

Todd Sumrall May 16, 1970 – Feb. 21, 2024 Brandon Todd Sumrall, 53, of Tylertown, died Feb. 21, 2024, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. He was born May 16, 1970 in Bogalusa. Funeral services were Feb. 26, 2024, at Calvary Baptist Church, burial in Crystal Springs Cemetery, Revs. David Parker, Mike Anderson, and Landon…

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Nercile Fortenberry

Nercile Fortenberry April 18, 1938 – Feb. 18, 2024 Nercile Fortenberry, 85, of Tylertown, died Feb. 18, 2024, at Diversicare of Tylertown. She was born April 18, 1938, in Tylertown to the late Thermon Jack Fortenberry and Mary Parnell Fortenberry. She lived in New Orleans for some time before moving back to Tylertown. She was…

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Harlon Graves

Harlon Graves Aug. 9, 1933 – Feb. 19, 2024 Harlon Graves, 90, of Florence, died Feb. 19, 2024, in Florence. He was born Aug. 9, 1933, in Tylertown. Funeral services were Feb. 24, 2024 at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home, burial in Rushing Cemetery, Bro. Calvin Crowe officiating. Graves was a Korean War veteran and served in…

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Brenda Jefferson

Brenda Jefferson July 11, 1948 – Feb. 9, 2024 Brenda Kay McGowan Jefferson, 75, died Feb. 9, 2024. She was born July 11, 1948, in Tylertown to the late Jesse and Vivian Magee McGowan. She was educated in the Walthall County School system where she met her high school sweetheart, Mathew Jefferson. She later moved…

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Fred Brown

Fred Brown Dec. 11, 1986 – Jan. 27, 2024 Fredrick Undra Brown, 37, of Tylertown, died Jan. 27, 2024, at his residence. He was born Dec. 11, 1986, in Bogalusa to John Henry Brown and Elma Marie Haynes-Brown. He attended Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church where he participated in the youth choir. His hobbies were riding…

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Dannie McKee

Dannie McKee June 11, 1946 – Feb. 15, 2024 Dannie Kaye Ginn McKee, 77, died Feb. 15, 2024.  She was born June 11, 1946, the youngest of two children born to LH Ginn, Jr and Xina Pearl Bearden Ginn from Dinan. She graduated from Tylertown High School and attended Mississippi State University where she studied…

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George Cutrer Jr.

George Cutrer Jr. Sept. 15, 1948 – Feb. 13, 2024 George Winston Cutrer, Jr., 75 of Tylertown, died Feb. 13, 2024, at his residence. He was born Sept. 15, 1948, in Magnolia. He was preceded in death by his father George Winston Cutrer, Sr.; and brother Jerry Wiltz Cutrer. Survivors include his sons George Winston…

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Stanley Mayfield Jr.

Stanley Mayfield Jr. Aug. 9, 1974 – Feb. 1, 2024 Stanley Allen Mayfield Jr., 49, of Tylertown, died Feb. 1, 2024, in McComb. He was born Aug. 9, 1974, in Los Angeles, CA, to Stanley Allen Mayfield Sr. and Rachel Mayfield. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley A. Mayfield Sr.; his grandparents,…

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