Glenda Gardner Mason

Glenda Gardner Mason, 62, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020.

She is survived by sons, Matt Mason and Judd Mason (Jordan); sisters, Wanda Uptain and Brenda Reece; brother, Billy Gardner (Jerri); grandsons, Cameron Mason and Carter Mason; and nieces and nephews.  

Albert Lavern Cox

Albert Lavern Cox, 89, known to many as “Bubba”, entered the gates of Heaven March 29, 2020 after battling illnesses for months. Born in Union, MS, to Iva Mae and Roger L Cox Sr., he moved to Baton Rouge after high school for employment opportunity.

Ovid S. Vickers

A private graveside service was held Saturday, April 4 at Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia for revered Mississippi folklorist, essayist, poet and teacher Ovid S. Vickers of Decatur, who died March 31, 2020. He was 89.

Happy Birthday, Mom


Before I was born, my mother was.

That was sure convenient.

I was born in 1970, and my mother was born some years prior to that. That’s as much as I’m saying. But today, March 31, is her birthday, so I wanted to talk about her.

Lots of important events took place on March 31 throughout history, including the following: