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Joyce McKenzie Red
Joyce McKenzie Red, 91, died on Monday, August 15th. She lived at The Waterford in Ridgeland, MS from 2009 to June of 2016. She is survived by two children: Kim Fowler and husband, Wade of Ridgeland; Lori Miller and husband, Todd of Kingwood, TX.; four step-grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Herman McKenzie and wife, Loyce and by her sister, Beverly Ashmore and husband, Jim. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman Lamar McKenzie and Maude Freeman McKenzie. A funeral service was held on Thursday, August 18th, at Forest United Methodist Church followed by a private burial in Eastern Cemetery.
Silas Wayne McLeod, 68, of Madison, died on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. A funeral service was held at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Brandon followed by interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Brenda Fuller McLeod; son, Robert McLeod (Amy); brother, Doug McLeod; and 4 grandchildren.
Johnnie E. Malone
Mr. Johnnie E. Malone, age 76, of Madison, died on August 15, 2016, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He was born on to the late, Lonnie Malone and the late, Sybil Bedsole Malone in Pensacola, FL. Mr. Malone was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War in Special Forces. He retired from the Civil Service with the Federal Government. Johnnie is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carmen Malone of Madison; and sons, John E. Malone and Lonnie E. Malone .
Jack Owen Dunaway
Jack Owen Dunaway, 13, of Madison, passed away on August 13, 2016. He was born on November 12, 2002 in Jackson, MS and is a life long resident of Madison. Jack Owen attended school as an 8th grader at Madison Middle School where he played football. He loved gaming and classic rock music. Jack is survived by his loving mother, Brandy Dunaway- Womack; sisters, Lilly Dunaway and Bella Dunaway; brother, Charlie Womack; grandparents, Nathan and Brenda Dunaway of Madison, MS; and his aunt, Emily Dunaway-Daniels; . A memorial service was held on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison with Rev. Jon Daniels officiating.
Dan E. Brocks
Dan E. Brocks, 42, of Ridgeland, MS, died on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. He was a 1993 graduate of Madison Central High School, a former employee of the State of Mississippi, and a current employee of Crown Healthcare Laundry Service. He is survived by: his daughter, Iyonna; sisters, Shalinda and Vanessa; brother, Ronnie; a special friend, Everleen; and a niece, nephew, other relatives and friends. Dan's Home-Going Service was held on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Rocky Hill M. B. Church in Ridgeland.
Donald B. Morrison
Donald B. Morrison, of Ridgeland, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. A celebration of his life was held at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland followed by interment at Utica Cemetery, in Utica, Mississippi. Don was born Oct. 13, 1933, in Utica, Mississippi to the late Eric Donaldson Morrison and Rosemary Butler Morrison.
He graduated from Utica High School in 1951 where, among other things, he played football and basketball.
Robert Harold Runnels, 74, of Madison, died on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland.
Mr. Runnels was born in Harrisville, Miss. and graduated from Mendenhall, Miss. He held a Bachelor's Degree from Mississippi College and served in the US Army.
Cary Alton Phillips
Cary Alton Phillips of Flora, passed away July 30, 2016. Alton was born in Vicksburg on April 2, 1943. He was a wonderful son to Ary Caldwell and Bess Shepard Phillips. Alton graduated from H. V. Cooper High School in Vicksburg and received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Mississippi in 1965.
Laura Ziegler Jones, 67, of Ridgeland, Miss., passed away on July 31, 2016. A memorial service was held in the Chapel of the First Baptist Church Jackson on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
Laura was born in Worchester, Mass., on July 20, 1949, to the late William H. Degnan and Mary Jane Degnan of Ridgeland, Miss.
Beverly Box Papizan
Beverly Box Papizan, 64, of Canton, died on Thursday, July 28, 2016 after a long illness. Beverly was born on July 23, 1952, the eldest child of Robert and Ralphine (Thompson) Box.
She grew up in Flora, MS and graduated from Flora High School in 1970. She received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Mississippi.
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