Covid cancels barbecue event

The planned South Mississippi Boucherie Barbeque Festival, which had been moved to August, has fallen victim to COVID-19. Organizers said due to continuing concerns about coronavirus, the decision to cancel event was made by the Boucherie committee last week. In a Times advertisement this week, the committee said the cancellation comes “…due to health concerns…

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Two dead in Saturday morning house fire on Johnson-Smith Rd.

Two people died in an early morning house fire of undetermined origin Saturday morning. Firemen responded to the alarm about 6 a.m. at 87 Johnson-Smith Road. County fire coordinator, Jimmy Boyd, said the structure was on the ground when units arrived. Firefighters uncovered the remains of the two victims in the rubble. Coroner Chris Blackwell…

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Silas Spencer Jr.

Silas Spencer Jr. June 4, 1947 – July 18, 2020 Silas Spencer, Jr., 73, of St Francisville, LA, died July 18, 2020, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Born June 4, 1947, in Franklinton, he was the son of the late Silas Spencer, Sr., and Lucy Lewis Spencer. A graveside service was…

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Keon Lenoir

Keon Lenoir May 4, 2008 – July 9, 2020 Keon Lenoir, 12 of Tylertown, died July 9, 2020, at Marion General Hospital. He was born May 4, 2008, to Juanne Lenoir and Herman Lenoir in Hinds County. A service was July 18, 2020, at Craft-Ginn Funeral Chapel in Tylertown, with interment in Knoxo COGIC Church…

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Liltricia Lewis

Liltricia Lewis May 13, 1993 – July 16, 2020 Liltricia Jean “Snookum” Lewis died July 16, 2020. She was born on May 13, 1993, to Patricia Mark and Tracy Lewis of SandyHook at Southwest Medical Center in McComb. She attended school at Dexter Attendance Center in Tylertown. She attended the 2nd Mt. Bethal Church from…

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Larshuandra Holmes

Larshuandra Holmes June 12, 1983 – July 16, 2020 Larshuandra Denise James-Holmes was born June 12, 1983, to Elsie James and Clarence Leon Mark. She died July 16, 2020. She attended school at Dexter Attendance Center. Larshuandra was reared by her grandmother Ivy Lee Carter, with whom she attended Second Mt. Bethal M.B. Church on…

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Dorothy Thornton

Dorothy Thornton Feb. 9, 1932 – July 13, 2020 Dorothy Brumfield Thornton, 88, died July 13, 2020, at Diversicare Nursing Home in Tylertown. She was born Feb. 9, 1932, the daughter of the late Willis and Olles Blackwell Brumfield. After she graduated from high school, she attended Business College in Jackson. There she met and…

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Arrangements limited to family

Funeral arrangements for Ann (Gran) Nail were July 17. “Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not able to have a visitation and a small graveside service will be limited to just family. We know the impact my sweet Gran had on so many people and each life she touched is so important to us.…

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Cathy Knight

Cathy Knight Dec. 28, 1955 – June 29, 2020 Cathy Brock Knight, 64, of Brandon, died June 29, 2020. She was born Dec. 28, 1955 in Tylertown, the daughter of the late James E. Brock Jr., and Velmer Ward Brock. She was preceded in death by her husband Billy Knight. She is survived by her…

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Billy Jordan

Billy Jordan Sept. 21, 1938 – July 12, 2020 A family memorial service for Thomas “Billy” Henry Jordan, 81, of Tylertown, was July 15, 2020, with Rev. Dan Perry officiating. He died at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg July 12, 2020. He was born Sept. 21, 1938, in Lexie to the late Mary and Benjamin…

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