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O'Leary, Verna - Ridgeland  
Verna Mae Tabb O'Leary Ridgeland, MS Verna Mae Tabb O'Leary was born on July 31, 1926 in Iota , LA. She passed away peacefully on Monday June 20, 2016 around 9:00 am at Chateau Ridgeland where she and her husband, James O'Leary resided. Verna is survived by her husband, James; her two sons, Maurice Mitchell, Jr. and Steven D. O'Leary (Alana); daughters and sons in law, Rosemary & Lennis Robbins and Sandra & Edward Holmes III; grandchildren, Nicole Hall, Amanda Chatelain (Chris) and Thomas Bounds. Verna had five great grand children, Jade, Ben, Aiden, Archie and Judah. Over the course of her life Verna co owned Maurice Mitchell Jewelers in Forest, MS for 27 years. She also managed many retail stores in the Jackson area. Her first love was her family and children but she also helped many other children from the Baptist Children's Home over the years. She loved animals especially dogs. Verna was a life time member of Westhaven Church of God. Her motto in life was "Never give up on your children and Never give up on yourself." The family would like to thank her long time physician, Dr. Robert Russell, as well as the Assisting Angels and the folks at Chateau Ridgeland Assisted Living. Verna was a gracious lady and love the people around her. She was an inspiration to all her children and grand children. She will be dearly missed. Visitation will be held on Saturday June 25, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home, 6011 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, MS. Funeral services will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home at 2:00 pm with burial to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.
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Published in Clarion Ledger on June 23, 2016

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Owens, Bid - Terry  
Bid Owens Terry Lt. Col Bidwell A. Owens, Sr., U. S. Army Retired, 88, went to be with His Lord Friday, June 17, 2016. Visitation was 5pm-8pm Monday, June 20, 2016 at Chancellor Funeral Home, and again 10am Tuesday at First Baptist Church Terry. Funeral services are 11am Tuesday June 21, 2016 at First Baptist Church Terry with 2pm graveside service at Alex Sullivan Cemetery in Mize, MS. Mr. Bid retired from the U.S. Army after 24 years of service and went on to spend 14 years with Jackson Public Schools ROTC program. He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Leavell Woods Lodge #620, a Past Grand Patron of MS, and Past Patron and member of Leavell Woods Chapter Order of Eastern Star #342, Jackson. A longtime member of McDowell Road Baptist Church and First Baptist Byram, Mr. Bid was currently a member of First Baptist Church of Terry. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Geraldine "Boots" Owens. Mr. Bid is survived by sons, Butch (Margaret) Owens of Springhill,TN, and Robert (Felecia) Owens of Terry; daughters, Naomi Lewis of Ridgeland and Gerry Hull of Terry; 9 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Online guestbook available at
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Published in Clarion Ledger from June 19 to June 21, 2016
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