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John Reginald Crawford, 1934 – 2020

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John Reginald Crawford

John Reginald Crawford, 85, was born Nov. 8, 1934, and died May 18, 2020, after a stroke.

He was a man known for his love for God, family, friends and neighbors. He was held in highest regard by his family and friends.

He was raised in the Mississippi Delta. Beginning his work life at an early age in agriculture where he developed leadership skills, a keen ability to relate with others and a strong work ethic, set him in motion to excel. He left the farm for the city at age 17 on this quest. He married Dewell Briggs, and they had three sons and a daughter. His dad and mother taught him about God and Jesus Christ and he made it a priority to teach and lead his family to honor and worship God. He was driven to advance his skills and income and continued his pursuit toward that goal. Reggie accomplished much in life. He studied television/radio repair, became a TV/radio technician, and helped many receive the news and shows during the growth of television. He was charismatic and very skilled in communication, endearing himself to people. Reggie learned the art of the sale – selling only the best products. He continued his professional growth helping others build businesses, excelling and winning awards in management of retail, financial and insurance products.

Reggie was a biblical scholar. He loved the Word of God and studied daily. He read commentaries and theological works and always referred back to the Word of God for clarity. He loved people and they were drawn to him for his enthusiasm and joy that radiated from within. He loved the church, was a leader of worship services, taught Bible classes and was especially fond of people of faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife and best friend, Dewell. Although he enjoyed life after her passing on July 31, 2014, he looked forward to being with her again; father and mother, Julius Morgan and Ella Lee Crawford; brothers Charles, Wayne and Rodney; sister Mary Ann; son-in-law Barney Koestler.

He is survived by his children Gary Crawford and wife Evon, Reggie Crawford and wife Susan, Tony Crawford and wife Marilyn, and Tina Koestler; brother Leroy Crawford; sister Jo Gullette; eight grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Reggie enjoyed life to the full and longed to be back with his wife and best friend Dewell. He is now resting in that place with her awaiting that great day when Jesus brings those who rest in Him to the new heaven and new earth.

Memorials may be made to Berean Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1009, Brookhaven, Mississippi 39602.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, May 21, at 1 p.m.. Due to COVID-19, the service is limited to family. Friends may view the service on Glenwood Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Scroll down to Services and click on Glenwood Facebook.

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Floyd Henry Coghlan Sr., ‘Son,’ 1927 – 2020

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Son Coghlan with his last game hunted by crossbow.

Mr. Floyd Henry Coghlan Sr., “Son,” 93, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in his home, surrounded by family, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Born Aug. 18, 1927, Son was one of 8 children to Ethel Estelle Screws and Edgar Floyd Coghlan of Spanish Fort, Mississippi, (Holly Bluff) where Son was raised and spent the majority of his life as a Delta farmer (Coghlan & Sons Farm). Prior to farming, Son also worked in oil fields in Texas and Mississippi and was employed at Mississippi Chemical in Yazoo City.

While working oil fields in Laurel, Mississippi, Son met his loving wife, Ozzie Coghlan (married 1956), with whom he loved and raised five children, later blessed with 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. A Korean War Veteran, Son served his country proudly in the U.S. Army.

Known affectionately by his family as “Pawpaw,” Son was an avid fishermen and hunter, gardener and even mud-truck racer. He enjoyed spending time with his family and employees on the farm and sharing his love of the great outdoors.

Son was preceded in death by his daughter Deborah Carter and grandson Dudley Carter; brother Jean Coghlan; sisters Clara Mae Screws, Louise Templeton, Ethel Cliburn and Geneva Millwood.

Son is survived by his wife Ozzie (Lampkin) Coghlan; children Charles Graham (Kathy), Sandra Coghlan Coleman, Henry Coghlan (Yolanda), Ike Coghlan (Angie); grandchildren  Jeanna Wood, Abby McPhail and Brelan Yelverton, Kallie Ketchum and Billy Carter, Jay Coleman and Deborah Luke, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Crystal Massey and Floyd Coghlan, Megan Coghlan, Blake Coghlan, Alex Madesclaire, Taylor Dean and Katie Dean; great grandchildren Hanna Cearnel, Thadius Cearnel, Tucker Wood, Mason Wood, Sarah Kate Mcphail, Brantley Yelverton and Turner Yelverton, Coleman Miller, Jodi Luke and Breanna Luke, John Hagen Ketchum, Carter Ketchum and Maizey Ketchum, Carson Massey, Carolina Massey and Caleb Massey, and Lawson Hogue; sisters Mary Dorris and Sylvia Coghlan. Son is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of family and friends.

Services are postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions. The family is requesting donations in Son’s memory to Holly Bluff Baptist Church.

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Nona Ford, 1937 – 2020

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Mrs. Nona Ford passed away at Merit Health River Region in Vicksburg, Mississippi, on Nov. 30, 2020, at the age of 83.

Nona was born on Feb. 11, 1937. She was married to her late husband, William B. (Sonny) Ford, for 63 years. Nona and Sonny moved to Vicksburg in the 1950s. Nona was a loving wife and a supportive mother. She spent her younger life raising her children. Later in life, Nona took pleasure in enjoying her grandchildren and being outside. Nona had a deep love for the Lord.

Visitation for Nona will be Wednesday Dec. 2, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg. A memorial service will begin at noon. A graveside service will follow directly after the memorial service.

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Jessie Jones, 1942 – 2020

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Jessie Jones passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. He was 78 years old.

Mr. Jones was born in Eupora, Mississippi. He was a welder at Bechtel Nuclear power plant. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence G. Jones and Lucie Dewberry Jones; siblings Betty Jean Kirksey, Curtis Jones, Louise Sanders, Shannon Jones, Daisy Miller, George Jones, David Jones and Shirley Holman.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Jones; four sons Jessie Jones, Jr., Greg Jones, Christopher Jones and Clarence Jones; two daughters Samantha Morgan and Lisa Jones; a sister Bonnie Fortner; and 11 grandchildren.

A graveside service will be Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at noon in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Glenwood Funeral Home.

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