Area Obituaries

Van Fortenberry

Van Fortenberry Feb. 12, 1937 – June 25, 2020 A graveside service for Van Fortenberry, 83, of, Fort Collins, CO, was July 1, 2020, at Resthaven Cemetery. Fortenberry died at Windsor Healthcare Center, in Windsor, CO, June 25, 2020. He was born Feb. 12, 1937, in Tylertown. Survivors include his children Vance Fortenberry, Cindy Wesley,…

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Carolyn Ray

Carolyn Ray Oct. 23, 1935 – June 29, 2020 Carolyn Breland Ray died Monday, June 29, 2020. She was 84. A native of Hattiesburg, MS and born October 23, 1935, she was raised in Tylertown, which she called home. She was the daughter of the late Roland and Birdie Starling Breland. She attended LSU and…

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‘Bill’ Thomasson

‘Bill’ Thomasson Dec. 30, 1930 – June 29, 2020 Private graveside services for Liston L. “Bill” Thomasson, 89, of Summit, father of Tylertown resident, Lisa Loper, were held recently. He died June 29, 2020, at King’s Daughters Medical Center, Brookhaven. He was born on Dec. 30, 1930, in Kemper County, son of the late Samuel…

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Jan Lathrop

Jan Lathrop Feb. 12, 1942 – June 29, 2020 Dorothy Jan O’Quin Lathrop, 78, died June 29, 2020. She was born Feb. 12, 1942, in Tylertown. She is a graduate of Tylertown High School and William Carey College. She is preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Jewell Rushing O’Quin, her husband, Howard Lathrop, and…

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Jean Tynes

Jean Tynes Feb. 8, 1930 – July 2, 2020 A graveside service for Norma Jean Tynes, 90, was July 6, 2020, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. She died July 2, 2020, at Billdora Senior Care. She enjoyed working in her yard and singing in the choir. Mrs. Tynes was born Feb. 8, 1930, daughter of the…

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Janie Blackwell

Janie Blackwell June 26, 1947-June 29, 2020 Graveside services for Barbara “Janie” Johnson Blackwell, 73, were July 2, 2020, at New Zion Cemetery with Revs. Dan Perry and Michael Knippers officiating. She died June 29, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Blackwell was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and worked at Dexter Grocery for…

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Carolyn Smith

Carolyn Smith March 25, 1944 – July 4, 2020 Graveside services for Carolyn Louise Smith, 76, were July 6, 2020, at Rushing Cemetery with Rev. Justin Knight officiating. Mrs. Smith died July 4, 2020, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. She was born March 25, 944, in Tylertown, daughter of the late Ola Mae Anders…

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Ed Stogner

Ed Stogner Sept. 3, 1937 – June 28, 2020 A private celebration of life for Floyd “Ed” Stogner, 82, of Columbia, was to be held at his home. Stogner died at his residence in Columbia June 28, 2020. He was born Sept. 3, 1937, in Tylertown, to the late Audrey and Floyd Stogner. He was…

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Rev. Joe Blackwell

Rev. Joe Blackwell Dec. 7, 1926 – June 26, 2020 Rev. Joseph Blackwell, 93, died at his home in Tylertown June 26, 2020. He was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Sun, Louisiana to the late Whit and Emily Blackwell. He was an ordained minister of God who pastored churches in Attala, Pike, Jackson, Marion, and…

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Charles McDonald Sr.

Charles McDonald Sr. Aug. 25, 1947 – June 24, 2020 A graveside service for Charles Keith McDonald Sr., 72, of Walker, LA, was at Tylertown Cemetery June 29, 2020. McDonald died at his residence June 24, 2020. He was born Aug. 25, 1947, in Jackson to the late Anselem and Vera McDonald. Survivors include his…

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