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  • Services for Arthur “Smoky” Phillips were held Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy McKay officiating. Burial followed in New Harmony Cemetery.

     Mr. Phillips, 86, of Madison died Saturday, July 23, 2016, at home.
  • Eloise Francis Leech, 87, of Madison, died on July 20, 2016.  A funeral service was held on July 23rd in the Chapel of Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison, Mississippi. Burial followed at Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Eloise was born in Smithville, Mississippi, November 26, 1928, to Hollis Lee Francis and Esther Elizabeth Young Francis. Eloise graduated from Smithville High School in 1946, and she became a licensed cosmetologist.  
  • .Mr. George Truett Flynt, Sr., 88, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016. A memorial service was held July 25, 2016 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Madison. Mr. Flynt was born in Mount Olive, MS to Delia Harrington and Eldry Thomas Flynt on August 7, 1927.
  • Angie Louise Davis Cotten died Wednesday, July 20, 2016.   

    Mrs. Cotten was born July 21, 1931 to the late, Willie Walker Davis and Angie Clark Davis of Madison, MS.
  • Hilda Faye Bates, 90, of Flora MS died July 13, 2016.  She was born in Louise, MS on March 8, 1926 to Sydney Alexander Purvis and Oassie Jo Hawkins Purvis.  She spent her childhood in Bentonia, MS where she attended Bentonia High School
  • John O'Hara Baas, 91, of Ridgeland, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016. John was born on January 29, 1925, the son of Charles Martin Baas and Mary Rush Baas.

    He and wife, Rachel, lifelong residents of Hazlehurst, MS, moved to The Orchard retirement home in Ridgeland in April 2014. John was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mary Baas Reed.
  • Murray Allen, 84, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016. A memorial service for Murray will be held at 2:00 P. M., Sunday, July 31, 2016 at St. Catherine's Village in Madison, MS in the Activity Room. Family and friends are invited to attend.
  • Frederick (Fred) Henderson Thompson, of Madison, died on June 21, 2016, from complications related to lung cancer. Fred was born on May 13, 1943, in Jackson, Miss.

    He was the only child of Zachary Henderson Thompson and Theresa P. Letwinger. He attended Jackson Public Schools and graduated from Murrah High School in 1961. Fred attended the University of Mississippi where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.
  • Mavis Tatum, 92, of Madison, died on June 19, 2016, at Merit Health in Canton, Miss.  

    She was born on January 11, 1924 to the late Otis and the late, Mary (Gibson) Ellis in Kilmichael, Miss.  Mavis is survived by daughter, Melanie Whittington of Madison, Miss.; brother, Otis Malcolm Ellis (Shirley); six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
  • Verna Mae Tabb O'Leary, of Ridgeland, was born on July 31, 1926 in Iota, LA. She died on Monday June 20, 2016 at Chateau Ridgeland where she and her husband, James O'Leary resided.
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