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Herbert Williamson

Services for Mr. Herbert Boyd Williamson were held 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, at Pine Grove Church of God in Dixon with burial in the Morrow Cemetery. Rev. Phillip Williams, Rev. Anthony Cole and Dr. Dan Lanier officiated.

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Bluegrass Gospel Singing on the River and Cornhole Tournament

The public is invited to head to the Chunky River Recreation area, Saturday, Oct. 20, for a day of music, fun and food at the Bluegrass Gospel Singing on the River and Cornhole Tournament.

Bobby Pugh

Bobby Clinton Pugh, 80, of Hickory, passed away peacefully at his home, with his loving wife, Annette Pugh, at his side on Wednesday, Oct. 3. He was born Sunday, May 29, 1938 in Hickory.

Elmer Harville

Mr. Elmer Harville, Jr., 43, passed away Sept. 17, at his parent’s residence in Conehatta surrounded by his loved ones. Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake. Services will follow at 2 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services Chapel in Lake. Internment is in God’s Care. Officiating will be Bro.


City mourns loss of Gordon


The City of Union suffered a huge loss this weekend as longtime Union Municipal Judge and Board of Aldermen Attorney Rex Gordon Jr., passed away suddenly late Saturday night.

Newton County coroner Danny Shoemaker said Gordon died of a cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead just before midnight at Laird Hospital in Union.

Vincent to lead state’s SBC


Clarke-Venable Baptist Church pastor Mark Vincent has been named the president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.

Vincent, who has served at Clark-Venable since June 2004, said he wasn’t seeking the position, but after praying and thinking about the opportunity, he agreed to serve if he was elected.