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Rethia May Palmer, 1937 – 2020

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Rethia May Palmer died on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. She was 83 years old.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Louie and Beatrice Wooten; her husband, Willie Earl Palmer; her two sons, Willie Earl Palmer Jr. and Louie Carroll Palmer; her three daughters, Lori Ann Palmer, Ann Roberts and Linda Kinnebrew; and her brothers; Clifton Moore, L.J. Wooten and Mickey Moore.

Rethia is survived by her son, Gerald Palmer; her brothers, Louie Wooten and Bobby Moore; her sister, Lawanda Beard; her six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will include Kenneth Luke, Chandler Luke, Hayden Luke, Brian Luke, Mark Luke and Cliff Moore.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zach Moore and Logan Moore.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at Wayside Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. for immediate family only.

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Hazel Curtis

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Memaw was an incredible person, who greatly loved Jesus and her family. She has forever impacted the lives of her children and grandchildren, through her love and her example of an extraordinary Christian life. Memaw was a one-of-a-kind lady who fixed fences for cattle in remote areas with a six gun on her hip, bailed hay, quilted, tanned deer hides and beaver pelts for her grandchildren, taught her grandchildren to drive vehicles and tractors, and helped her grandsons hunt the deer in her backyard. Memaw also was skilled in electrical work, an expert in herbal medicine and an excellent storyteller. She was a wonderful cook who was known for her homemade bread, cornbread, biscuits and granny pie. She showed us all what a well-worn Bible should look like. Most importantly, she spoke knowledgeably of Jesus and scripture. Not only did she have a deep understanding of scripture, but she also lived out her faith on a daily basis. She was a prayer warrior for her kids and grandkids, as well as for her extended family and friends. She carried burdens for each and took them before the throne of God. Memaw will be missed, but her impact through a life well lived will remain, as seen in the way she has touched multiple generations through her incredibly strong faith and her selfless love for others. If Memaw could leave one message to this world, it would be to repent of your sins and to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior before making your passage into eternity Romans 10:9. Today could be that day, because we do not know when we will be called to meet our maker. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16

Hazel is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Curtis, Sr.; her parents, Virginia Pearl Gilenski Taylor, Powell Burnell Taylor and step-mother, Margurite Taylor; brother, Powell Taylor; and sister, Edie Beasley.

She is survived by her sons, Marvin Curtis, Jr. (Faith) and Ronnie Curtis (Myra); her daughter, Elizabeth Carraway (David); grandchildren, Marvin Curtis, III, Aaron Curtis (Brandy), Johnathan Curtis (Holly), Kevin Curtis (Megan), Jeremiah Curtis, Caleb Curtis, David Carraway (Jodie) and Joshua Carraway; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Virginia Hole.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 at Cayuga Cemetery. Rev. Marvin Curtis is officiating.

Pallbearers will be Marvin Curtis, III, Aaron Curtis, Johnathan Curtis, Kevin Curtis, Jeremiah Curtis, David Carraway, Joshua Carraway and Caleb Curtis.

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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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