Martha Parkes Graham

Mrs. Martha Parkes Graham, 86, a longtime resident of Forest, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, after a brief illness.

A Celebration of Life service began at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at the Forest United Methodist Church with Rev. David Slaughter officiating.

Bobbie Thrash Gibson

Services for Ms. Bobbie Thrash Gibson were held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Church Cemetery. Bro. Matt Clark officiated.

Visitation was held 1:30-3 p.m., Sunday, at Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Lula Bell McDougle

Funeral Services for Mrs. Lula Bell McDougle were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at Union Grove M.B. Church in Union, MS, with internment at Greater Rose Hill Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Philadelphia was in charge of the arrangements.

Ora Rachel Hudson Beeland

Ora Rachel Hudson Beeland, 82, died Sunday, September 29, 2019 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson after a nearly month-long battle with Cryptococcal Meningitis. Beeland was born on November 5, 1936 to Herbie C. and Delia Mae Hudson in Sebastopol, MS and has lived in Newton for the past 64 years.

Week 5: Prep Stats


Player Points

Colby Ferguson, Union 46

Eli Finnegan, NCA 42

Carlois Walker, County 42

Brady McGee, Lake 38

Kenyon Clay, Union 36

Johnny Johnson, Lake 32

Colby Hollingsworth, NCA 30

Zywon Ledbetter, Lake 30

Hayden West, NCA 26

Bonnie Jean Butts Scarbrough

Funeral services for Bonnie Jean Butts Scarbrough will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home of Union. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church cemetery. Bro. James McMillan will be officiating.

Mrs. Scarbrough, 74, formerly of Collinsville, passed away at her residence in Highlands, TX.

Ms. Janie Faye Watkins

Services for Ms. Janie Faye Watkins of Biloxi were held Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 4 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Sebastopol. The Revs. Danny Nance and Bill Boykin officiated with burial in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. prior to the service.

Charles Cook Foley

Charles Cook Foley, 67, of Newton, Mississippi, died Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at his home in Newton, Mississippi. He was born Tuesday, February 19, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan.

Laura Reeves Thorne

Services for Mrs. Laura Reeves Thorne will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial will be in the Decatur City Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Vincent will officiate.

Visitation will be held 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, September, 27, 2019 at Milling Funeral Home of Union.



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