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Lavon D. Dye

Lavon D. Dye, 87, of Randolph, a retired security guard with Sunshine Mills in Tupelo, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at University Medical Center in Jackson.

Mr. Dye was a U.S. Air Force veteran, where he guarded the atomic bomb. He loved gardening and farming. He also raised miniature horses, llamas, cows and ducks.



Jerry Wayne Ainsworth

Jerry Wayne Ainsworth, 77, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at the North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville.

Mr. Jerry was born in Harrisburg, Ark., on June 9, 1941, to James Wendell Ainsworth and Mattie Shopher Ainsworth. 

On July 26, 1968, he married the love of his life, Rosemary Scott, in Lyon. 




Roland “Snow” Thomas

Roland “Snow” Thomas, 86, of Brandon, formerly of Clarksdale, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018.

Visitation was held Monday and a celebration of life service was held Tuesday, July 18, 2018, at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. A graveside service was held Tuesday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grenada.


Gary Wayne Hudson

Gary Wayne Hudson, 65, of Ocean Springs, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Ocean Springs.

A celebration of life service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Southern Mississippi Funeral Services, in Ocean Springs. The family will receive friends an hour before the service.



James Glovery Garrison

James Glovery Garrison, 78, who was retired from North Delta Compress, died July 12, 2018, at Diversicare of Batesville.

A visitation and funeral services were held Tuesday July 17, 2018, at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.


Danny Matthew Garrison

Danny Matthew Garrison, 64, of Tillatoba, a retired mechanic, died July 5, 2018.

Visitation was held Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services were Tuesday at Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Garrison was a very loving, dear man.



James Ronald Mitchell

James Ronald Mitchell, 82, died July 11, 2018, at The Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo following a valiant battle with cancer.

He was born Aug. 5, 1935, in Hollandale to J.R. and Gladys Bowlin Mitchell.


Susie Wright

Susie Groves Wright, 71, died on Monday, July 16, 2018, at Walter B. Crook Nursing Home in Ruleville.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1947, in Clarksdale, to the late Otis Allen and Jimmie Mae Neal Groves.

She was retired from the Mississippi Department of Corrections as a security guard.


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