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Area Obituaries

Rites held for Enon FD founder

Sonny Boyd Oct. 19, 1940 – Jan. 13, 2022 Services for longtime dairyman, A.L. “Sonny” Boyd, 81, a well-known advocate for the dairy industry in the Southeastern U.S., and a community leader who founded Enon Fire Dept., serving as chief for many years, were Jan. 17, 2022, at Capps Funeral Home with Revs. Michael Knippers…

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Roy Cooley

Roy Cooley Jan. 31, 1960 – Dec. 22, 2021 Roy Lee Cooley, 60, of Sandy Hook, died Dec. 22, 2021, in Varnado. He was born Jan. 31, 1960, in Sandy Hook to W.C. and Estelle Cooley. He attended Dexter High School in Tylertown where he was a number one football player. Cooley served in the…

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Bruce Magee

Bruce Magee July 12, 1967 – Jan. 4, 2022 Bruce Randall Magee, 54, of Tylertown, died Jan. 4, 2022, at Forrest General Hospital. Born July 12, 1967, in Tylertown, he is the son of the late Eldra Magee and Lucille Magee. He attended Tylertown High School and was known as a great track runner. He…

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Bob Toney

Bob Toney Dec. 26, 1951 – Jan. 14, 2022 Funeral services for Robert Edward “Bob” Toney, Jr., 70, of Tylertown, were Jan. 16, 2022, at Capps Funeral Home with Rev. Hong Yoo officiating, burial in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Robert “Bob” Edward Toney, Jr. died at his home Jan. 14, 2022. He was born on…

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L. S. Gatlin

L. S. Gatlin Dec. 30, 1948 – Jan. 3, 2022 L. S. Gatlin, 73, of Tylertown, died at his residence Jan. 3, 2022. Gatlin was born Dec. 30, 1948, in Walthall County to the late Leslie and Hazel Gatlin. A funeral service was Jan. 13, 2022, at St. Paul MB Church, interment in the church…

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Kelvin Yarborough

Kelvin Yarborough Dec. 24, 1958 – Dec. 27, 2021 Kelvin Yarborough, 63, died Dec. 27, 2021, at his residence in Tylertown Yarborough was born Dec. 24, 1958, in New Orleans to Cleveland Yarborough and Florean Robinson Yarborough. At a young age, he was enrolled in Mississippi School for the Deaf, where he resided on campus…

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Alvin Tate

Alvin Tate July 30, 1967 – Jan. 10, 2022 Alvin Leroy “Paul” Tate, 54, of Mt. Hermon, died Jan. 10, 2022, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. Born July 30, 1967, in Bogalusa, he was the son of the late Jimmy Louis Tate and Mary Alice Martin Tate. He was a member of Shady…

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Annie Merle Alexander

Annie Merle Alexander Sept. 11, 1933 – Jan. 10, 2022 Services for Annie Merle Alford Alexander, 88, of Jayess, were Jan. 12, 2022, at Riverwood Family, burial at Jayess Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Alexander died Jan. 10, 2022. She was born on Sept. 11, 1933, to the late B.V. Alford Sr. and Vera Inez Potts…

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Doyle Sauls

Doyle Sauls Oct. 4, 1934 – Dec. 22, 2021 Funeral services were Jan. 13, 2022, at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia for Doyle Lavaughn Sauls, 87, of Jayess, interment at Magee’s Creek Cemetery, Rev. Buddy Day officiating. He died Jan. 6, 2022. Sauls was born Oct. 4, 1934, the oldest of five children. He married…

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Service held for founder of Pallets Inc.

Service held for founder of Pallets Inc. Funeral services for Everett Kyle Jones, 73, who began local pallet maker, Pallets, Inc., in 1981, were Jan. 8, 2022, at Carson Springs Baptist Church with with Revs. David Parker, and Archie Herrin officiating and Steve Jones and John Talley speaking. Jones died at his home Jan. 4,…

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