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Mrs. Roy Winston Wilkinson
Mildred Elizabeth Harkins Wilkinson died on Thursday, January 19, 2017. A funeral Mass was held on January 21, 2017 at the Carmelite Monastery followed by Interment at Parkway Memorial Park.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Winston Wilkinson of Madison; daughters, Catherine Patrice Wilkinson of Madison, Roseanne Sakata of Atlanta, Melanie Vetrano of Knoxville; sons, Joel Wilkinson and David Wilkinson of Dallas, Timothy Wilkinson of Atlanta, Kevin Wilkinson of Blairsville, GA, Christopher Wilkinson of San Francisco, Wayne Wilkinson and Michael Wilkinson of New Orleans; 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Mildred was born in Carthage, MS to the late Joseph Thomas Harkins and Mary Anne Burns Harkins.
Katherine Earline McNair
Katherine Earline Barham McNair of Ridgeland died on January 24th, 2017. She was born August 29, 1920, to Lydia and Robert Rush Barham. She is survived by daughter, Pat Palmer, and sons Leslie J. McNair, and Robert (Bo) McNair. She was blessed with seven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 11 great, great grandchildren.
A service of thanksgiving and celebration for her life was held at Parkway Funeral Home, Ridgeland, MS, on Saturday, January 28th, 2017.
Katharine Elizabeth Hurt Waggener
Katharine Elizabeth Hurt Waggener, 63, of Ridgeland, died peacefully at her home in Ridgeland, MS on January 24, 2017, with her loving and loyal family at her bedside. A Memorial service was held at Madison United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
The Reverends Barry Male, Sr. Pastor of Madison United Methodist Church and Dr. Dax Summerhill officiated. Kathy was born in Pontotoc, MS to Ben and Mable Hurt and grew up at the Agricultural Experiment Station. Kathy was at her happiest out in the country, where she loved exploring the outdoors, learned about gardening, and developed her passion for animals.
Margaret Ann Duck Gilliland
Margaret Ann Duck Gilliland of Madison died on Thursday, January 26, 2017. She was born on October 9, 1951 in Vicksburg Mississippi. She is preceded in death by her father, Harold Hamilton Duck and her mother, Margaret Louise Hays Duck
Ira Hilliard Bradshaw, Jr.
Ira "Jimmy & Mr. B" Bradshaw, Jr., 82, of Canton, died on January 28, 2017. Ira was predeceased by wife Linda LaFever Bradshaw, parents Margaret and Ira Bradshaw, Sr., sister Margaret Griffin, and brother-in-law Bobby Hines.
Vera Thomas Herbison
Vera Thomas Herbison, 75, of Canton, was a retired school teacher who loved serving her church and teaching children.
A Memorial Service for Vera was held on January 24, 2017 at First United Methodist Church of Canton.
Dr. Sherry H. Felder
Sherry Felder, of Ridgeland, was born Janice Cheryl Hill on June 29,1950 to Gerald and Jan Hill in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sherry attended school in New Orleans and later graduated from Covington High School in Covington, Louisiana. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She received a Master of Science in Nursing in 1992 and a PhD in 2007, both from the University of Mississippi. Sherry was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau in 1988.Professionally, Sherry was an RN.
Arthur Lee East, III
Arthur Lee East, III, 59, of Canton, died December 21, 2016. Lee was born in Canton, Mississippi to the late Arthur L. (Jr.) East and the late Betty Cox East. In 1977, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on USS Davidson and USNS Passumpsic.
His last active military duty station was in Meridian, Mississippi at the Naval Air Station as of 1981.
John Baxter Burns
John Baxter Burns, 86, died Monday, January 16, 2017. Graveside services were held at Parkway Funeral Home and Cemetery, Ridgeland, MS on January 18, 2017. He was born May 28, 1930 in Jackson, MS to J.B. Burns, Jr. and Dimple McMullan Burns.
He graduated from Central High School then earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering at MS State College. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the Scabbard and Blade drill team.
Tamara Lynn "Tamie" Alford, 45, of Flora, died on Monday, January 16, 2017. Funeral services were held Friday, January 20, 2017 at Baldwin-Funeral Home in Pearl. Graveside services followed in the Jackson Cemetery in Flora.
Tamie was born Sunday, October 3, 1971, in Jackson, a daughter of the late James Robert Easterling and Alma Ruth Weathersby Easterling.
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