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  • Haywood Singleton Manning, Jr. (Woody), 79 years old, of Madison passed away on July 22, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

    A memorial service was held at Trinity Anglican Church on August 4, 2017. Woody was born in Bastrop, Louisiana to Gertrude B. Manning and Haywood S. Manning, Sr. on March 8, 1938.
  • Bobby Lee Harbin, age 79, of Canton, died August 4, 2017.

    A memorial service was held August 6 in the Chapel of McKibben and Guinn funeral home in Grenada. Burial followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

    Mr. Harbin, born July 6, 1938, was a native of Grenada, being the youngest son of Claude Wright and Jennie Myrtis Collins Harbin. Mr. Harbin was a graduate of John Rundle High School, class of 1956 and was of the Baptist faith.
  • Benson Reed Ingram, age 23, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017. He was born September, 24, 1993, in Jackson, to Reed and Janet Ingram. Ben was a lifelong resident of Madison County.

    He was a 2012 graduate of Madison Central High School and a 2016 graduate of the University of Mississippi where he was a student of English and Philosophy in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honor's College. Ben will be remembered for his dry sense of humor that could quickly bring an entire room to a roar of laughter. Ben fought anxiety and depression for many years which led him to take his own life. Ben's family and friends hope that his passing brings greater awareness to suicide.
  • Zita Radakovits Pigott 96 of Madison, MS died on July 24, 2017.  Zita was born in Guttenbach, Austria on March 11,1921 to Anna and Ignatius Radakovits.  

    She married James Francis Pigott Jr., in 1946. They had six children: James F. Pigott III (Barbara), Carole Ann Pigott, Linda Rigell (Steve), Michael Pigott (Cheryl), Vivian Neill (Walter), and Patrick Pigott (Dena).
  • Lt. Col. (Ret.) Henry Franklin Martin, 93, of Madison,  joined his pre-deceased wife of 2 weeks, Geraldine Joy Jones Martin, 89, after 67 years of marriage.  

    Frank (as he was known) was born in Carriere, Mississippi on July 2, 1924 to Henry Eugene and Minnie Lee Martin. He graduated from Crystal Springs High School in 1942 where his father was Superintendent of Schools and Boy Scout Leader.
  • Gerald H. Siemsen, M.D., 85, of Ridgeland, passed peacefully on July 21, 2017.  Gerald was born October 31, 1931 on a farm near Holyrood, Kansas, the son of Nellie Margaret (Finke) and Albert Walter Siemsen.

    He married Martha Lou (Knight) on June 15, 1991 in Steele, Missouri.
  • Charles Douglas Britt (Doug) of Madison, MS died Monday, July 17, 2017. He was 85. Born (February 1, 1932) and educated in North Carolina, Doug proudly served in the Navy before a career of Banking & Finance.

    As Senior Vice President of Bancorp South, Doug retired in 1998.  Doug was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church and a tenor in the church choir.
  • Dr. John Davis Handley, 58, of Madison went to be with his Lord on July 15, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. John was born on November 1, 1958 in Picayune, MS, to Jane Anne and Donald Handley.

    He attended Picayune Memorial High School, the University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy and University of Mississippi Medical Center.
  • Clara Porter Cavett, 94, died of natural causes on July 7, 2017 at St. Catherine's Village in Madison. Born in 1923 in Montgomery, AL, Clara was the eldest child of Harry Porter, Sr. and Henrietta Matthews Porter. In 1934, the Porters moved to Jackson, where she graduated from Central High School.

    Clara attended Millsaps College, where she earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry and graduated summa cum laude. She was awarded the Founder's Medal in 1944 as the graduating senior with the highest grade-point average for the entire course of study at Millsaps.
  • Elsie Burnette Martin of Ridgeland went to be with the Lord July 16, 2017. Services were held July 19th at Parkway Funeral Home. Interment followed at Clinton City Cemetery.

    Burnette was born in Marianna, Florida on January 31, 1932 and lived in Clinton and Ridgeland Mississippi. She was a member of Faithview Baptist Church in Raymond.
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