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Videll Semanek, 78, of Canton, died on December 27, 2016. A memorial service was held on January 8, 2017 at Lone Pine United Methodist Church in Canton.
The Reverend Dr. Daniel Deupree McKee, II
The Reverend Dr. Daniel Deupree McKee, II, 71, of Madison, died January 4, 2017. A Requiem Eucharist was celebrated on January 6, 2017 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral.
Dan was born on May 16, 1945, in Vicksburg, the son of the late William Wells McKee and Helen Priestly McKee. A 1963 graduate of Clarksdale High School, he continued his education at Millsaps College, attending on a tennis scholarship. During his time at Millsaps, he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. In 1967, Dan earned his Bachelor of Arts. Following graduation, Dan began his studies at the School of Theology,in Sewanee, TN, studying abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland for a year.
Robert Abide Malouf, Jr.
Robert Abide Malouf, Jr., of Ridgeland, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2016.
He is survived by his parents, Lee and Bob Malouf of Ridgeland; sisters, Anna Malouf of Dallas, Texas, and Dora Lee Little (Wesley), of Austin, Texas; his maternal grandmother Dora Lee Livingston Clark of Yazoo City; aunts and uncles, Alex and Pat Malouf, Donna Jean and Rodney Norris, Bill and Holli Malouf, all of Green-wood; Gay and Richard Tompkins of St. Louis, MO; Anna Katherine and Ron Scott, of Ridgeland; Nettie and John Byrd, of Yazoo City, and Elizabeth and Rob Thacker of Hendersonville, TN; and numerous cousins and other family members.
Patricia Ann Whitten Hodges, of Madison, died on Monday, January 2, 2017. Patricia was born in Avalon, MS to Mable Frazier Whitten and Marshall Burns Whitten. As a child, she attended Leflore Baptist Church in Leflore, MS and later Calvary Baptist Church in Greenwood, MS.
Edith "Mama Hamil" Hamil
Mrs. Edith "Mama Hamil" Nell Reed Hamil, 85, of Madison, died on January 1, 2017. Funeral services were held on January 4, 2017 at Old Towne Community Church, Ridgeland, MS followed by interment in Natchez Trace Memorial Park.
She was known by all as "Mama Hamil". Though she was known for her food, her accomplishments stretched to business and politics. A native of Conecuh County, AL, Edith moved to Jackson in 1966.
Ronald Charles Goodin
Ronald Charles Goodin, 59, of Ridgeland died January 08, 2017. A graveside service was held January 10, 2016 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Greenville, MS. Mr. Goodin was born on January 25, 1957, in Greenville; the son of the late Raymond and Frieda Goodin..
Larry Curtis Harris
Larry Curtis Harris, 72 of Canton, died December 27, 2016. Funeral services were held on December 29, 2016 at Breeland Funeral Home followed by burial in the Canton Cemetery. Larry grew up in South Jackson and attended Central High School.
He served during the Vietnam War in the Army. Larry worked in photo finishing for over 30 years as a Lab Manager before retiring.
Ruth (LaRue) Ward Buckley
Ruth (LaRue) Ward Buckley, 84, of Madison, died on December 25, 2016. Ruth was born in Midway, MS on February 15, 1932 to Rosie Lee and Frank Ward.
She was one of ten children and spent her childhood growing up in rural Mississippi, later moving to Jackson. Ruth is survived by her husband Willie Lee Buckley and daughters Linda Lomax, Cathy Jordan, and Tammie Terry.
Geneva Allen, 83, passed away on December 13, 2016. A memorial service for Geneva will be held at 2:00 P. M. Sunday, January 8, 2017 at St. Catherine's Village in Madison, MS in the Activity Room. Family and friends are invited to attend.
She was born on November 19, 1933 to the late Bura and Nettie Clark in Collins, MS. She, along with her late husband Murray, served as lay missionaries in small Baptist churches in Arizona, New York, and Ohio.
Ernestine Carpenter Wertz
Ernestine C. Wertz, 85, of Madison, died on December 19, 2016. The daughter of John Louis Carpenter and Lizzie Collins Carpenter, Ernestine was born in Yazoo, MS in 1931.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Jack L. Wertz.
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