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Adams, Melissa Ann - Crystal Springs  
Melissa Ann Adams, 93, Crystal Springs, died 05-15-2016. Arrangements: Westhaven Funeral Home.
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Published in Clarion Ledger on May 21, 2016
Adcock, Prentiss - Richland  
Prentiss Adcock Richland, MS Prentiss Lee Adcock, 75, of Richland, MS went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 23, 2016. Prentiss was born on October 3, 1940 to the late, Lonnie and Hilda Adcock. Prentiss was a husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend to so many people. He loved hunting, fishing, taking pictures of wildlife, gardening, as well as his car dealer family, but most importantly spending time with family. He cherished trips to the mountains with George and Dorothy Mitchell, Billy Ray and the late Joan Welch and his hunting trips with Stanley Cook. During his career, he worked for Ace Industries, MP & I, Green Insurance Agency, MS Rubber, George Carr and Champion Used Cars. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Melony Carol; and granddaughter, Abby Grace. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Adcock; sons, Johnny (Sandra), Scott (Stacy), and Pete (Molly); daughter, Renee (Walter) Williams; grandchildren, Trey, Aaron, Bradley, Kayla, Amber, Asa, Leanna, Emma, Cooper, Colton, and Kyle; his siblings, Curtis (Diane), Barbara (Leland), Dennis (Anita), Donald (Kathy), Ricky (Angela) and Danny (Monica) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 24th at First Baptist Church of Richland, MS from 5:00 - 8:00 PM and Wednesday, May 25th from 9:00 AM until the 10:00 AM Funeral Service at the church. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery on Cleary Road. Online guestbook may be signed at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Clarion Ledger on May 24, 2016
Ainsworth, Margie - Richland  
Margie Ainsworth Richland, MS Margie Mahaffey Ainsworth, 98, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2016, at her residence in Hoover, AL. Margie was born September 27, 1917, in Harrisville, MS, to Clarence and Ola Mae Mahaffey. She was a long-time resident of Richland, MS. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Neely Ainsworth, Sr.; and their son, Roy Neely Ainsworth, Jr. Margie is survived by her daughter-in-law, Gaynell McAdams Ainsworth, her grandchildren, Christy Swords, Bethany Clayton Held, and Dory Wallace, as well as her great-grandchildren, Jacob, Samantha, and Julia Swords and Walker and Menley Clayton. Visitation will take place Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm with services immediately following at 1:30 pm at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, MS. She will be laid to rest in Harrisville Cemetery. Online guestbook may be signed at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Clarion Ledger on May 24, 2016
Allen, Dempsey - Jackson  
Dempsey M. Allen Jackson, MS Dempsey M. Allen, 93, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016, at VA Nursing Home at Jackson, MS. At his request, his body was donated to medical science at University of MS Medical Center, Jackson, MS. He requested no memorial service. He was preceded in death by wife, Sabina Allred Allen. Survivors include: son, Glenn E. Allen, M.D. & wife, Barbara C. Allen of Brandon, MS; and one grandchild, Michelle K. Allen (Church) and her husband, Dr. James Church, of Clarksville, TN.
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Published in Clarion Ledger on May 18, 2016
Andino, Josue - Jackson  
Josue Andino, 32, Jackson, died 05-15-2016. Arrangements: Peoples.
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Published in Clarion Ledger on May 21, 2016
Andino, Josue - Jackson  
Josue Andino, 32, Jackson, died 05-15-2016. Arrangements: Peoples.
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Published in Clarion Ledger on May 20, 2016
Andino, Josue - Jackson  
Josue Andino, 32, Jackson, died 05-15-2016. Arrangements: Peoples.
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Published in Clarion Ledger on May 19, 2016
Andino, Josue - Jackson  
Josue Andino, Jackson, died 05-15-2016. Arrangements: Peoples.
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Published in Clarion Ledger on May 18, 2016
Andino, Josue - Jackson  
Josue Andino, Jackson, died 05-15-2016. Arrangements: Peoples.
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Published in Clarion Ledger on May 17, 2016
Baker, Sam - Jackson  
Sam Milton Baker Jackson, MS Sam Milton Baker, 94, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016, at home after having suffered a stroke. Rosary Service and visitation is Friday, May 20, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm at Westhaven Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:00 am at The Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle on North West Street. Sam was born December 13, 1921. He was raised by two loving an doting parents, Sam and Pearl Baker. Sam Milton Baker spent most of his developmental years living and attending church in South Jackson. Five years later his parents adopted / lavished their love on his brother, Sam Brooks ("Smackover Sam"). While attending and before graduating from Lanier High School, Sam participated in three athletic clubs. He earned numerous awards and recognition. After graduating in 1940, he enrolled in the business program at Tougaloo College. his matriculation at Tougaloo was interrupted by his call to duty by the military. He served overseas in the European Theater of Operations earning the rank of Technical Sargent during the World War II era. During his enrollment at Tougaloo, he met and immediately fell in love with Barbara Justine Willis, his wife of seventy-one years. Prior to their marriage on August 18, 1942, he converted to Catholicism. To this union, God blessed them with four children, Carlyle (deceased), Sandra, Rhenolda and George. Upon his discharge from the military, he secured employment and traveled the railways with the Illinois Central Railroad. In 1952, He was offered permanent employment with the U.S. Postal Service where he served the residents of Jackson for 13 years as a Letter Carrier. He successfully passed a rigorous interview process and background check which resulted in his appointment as District Director of the Small Business Administration. This historical appointment showcased him as the 1st African American to head a federal agency, a position he held from 1966 to 1978. During this period, he received numerous awards including Man of the Year by the National Business League in 1974. He retired, the first time from SBA in 1978 before his appointment as Vice President of Commercial Lending at First National Bank of Jackson in 1978. He retired a second time to return to SBA as Director of the MS District of Southeastern Region. In 1991, Sam served as a long time advisory Board member of St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital, and was later appointed to its Board of Directors. Sam served the parishioners of Holy Ghost Catholic Church for many years prior to entering the Diaconate program in 1979. He was ordained a permanent diaconate at St. Peters Cathedral on July 11, 1982. Sam ended this earthly journey and entered eternity with his heavenly Father on Sunday, May 15, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Willis Baker; his parents, Sam and Pearl Baker; one son, Carlyle J. Baker; on grandson, Mario Baker. The love and precious memories that he showered on his family will be forever cherished by his daughter, Sandra Baker of Stone Mountain, GA; two sons, Rhenolda (Barbara) of Jackson, MS; and George (Nita) Baker of McKinney, TX; devoted daughters-in-law Sarah Elizabeth Baker of Carrolton, TX and Mary Baker of Albuquerque, NM; a special niece, Lula B. Henry of Chicago, IL; a devoted grandson, Rodric served as his caregiver; thirteen grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, friends and his Holy Ghost Church family.
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Published in Clarion Ledger from May 19 to May 21, 2016
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