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Barkett, Linda - Brandon  
Dr. Linda S. Barkett Brandon, MS Dr. Linda S. Barkett of Brandon died June 1, 2015, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center from complications of metastatic breast cancer. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Lakeland Presbyterian Church in Flowood. Burial will follow at Lakeland Place Garden Park Cemetery in Flowood. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon and from 12:30 pm until 2 pm Thursday at Lakeland Presbyterian Church in Flowood. Linda is preceded in death by her father Jimmy Simpson of Gulfport, Uncle Charles Daws of Virginia Beach, VA, and Aunt Marjorie Bloch of Jennings, LA. She is survived by a loving family: her devoted husband, Mike, who can do almost anything, including caregiving, and never tires of milk and cereal for supper; daughter, Katherine Lynn and son-in-law Dr. Adam Byrd of Flowood; mother Loraine Simpson of Gulfport; faithful brother Jim Simpson, his wife Sandi and their three beautiful daughters Jennifer Griffin (Brantley) Birmingham, AL, and their children Colson and Kase; Amanda Granberry (Michael) and daughter Tenley of Flowood and Ashley Simpson of Hammond, LA; her sister-in-law Bette Ware, niece Sydney Garrett and nephew Patrick Garrett of Haynesville, LA; cousins Jane Miller of Jennings, LA, Buddy Bloch (Cindy) of Baton Rouge, LA, Debbie Garris (Steve) of Pilot Mountain, NC, Doug Daws (Patti) of Nashville, TN; her dear Uncle Joe Daws and Aunt Bobbie of Nashville, TN; and Bettie Jeanne Candler of Sea Island, GA and her children. This large extended family had the blessing of staying close throughout the years, enjoying many Christmases in DeKalb and summer visits together at Lake Tiak O' Khata. Linda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from Mississippi State University. After graduation, she worked at the State Board of Health as a sanitarian. She returned to school, earning a certificate in dental hygiene. Later, she continued her education in dentistry, earning a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1984. She practiced dentistry for 27 years with her dear friend and dental partner, Dr. Betsy Welch, at Lakeland Dental Clinic. She also taught dental hygiene at UMMC for many years. She loved her dental patients, her co-workers and students. She felt honored to have the opportunity to teach so many talented students and to work with Dr. Beckie Barry and such great faculty for so many years. A special thanks to Dr. Charles Ramsey for helping when she was ill. Linda was a long-time member of the American Dental Association and the Mississippi Dental Association. Anyone who knew Linda also knew daughter Katherine. Katherine was the love of Mike and Linda's life. Linda enjoyed participating and supporting Katherine in her many opportunities and activities. Katherine was a blessing to her each and every day, and she said her greatest joy and accomplishment in life was to be Katherine's mother. Mike and Linda are charter members of Lakeland Presbyterian Church. A special thanks to this church family that was always uplifting and caring throughout these many years. She appreciated her pastors, Dr. Steve Jussely and Reverend John Duke's ability to deliver God's word in such a dynamic and truthful manner each Sunday. Linda knew her life was extended for years by God's grace and many prayers. A special thanks to Dr. Tammy Young for her friendship, dedication and perseverance in treating such a dreadful disease as cancer, radiation oncology specialist Dr. Richard Friedman, and the oncology nurses at Baptist Hospital who were kind and efficient. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Dr. Linda S. Barkett Memorial Scholarship in Dental Hygiene. University of Mississippi Medical Center, Office of Development, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216 or give online at www.umc.edu/givenow . * Select this category: School of Health Related Professions Options * Select Dr. Linda S. Barkett Memorial Scholarship in Dental Hygiene You may share condolences at www.ottandleefuneralhome.com
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Bell, Frederick  
Frederick Acquin Bell Jackson Frederick Acquin Bell, 73, of Jackson, Mississippi passed away in St. Dominics Hospitalon Sunday, May 31st. Fred was born in Bangor, Maine on October 22nd, 1941 and was raised by BarbaraWitherspoon Alton and David Bell. Fred served in both the Navy and the Coast Guard. Fred married Deidra Barrett and together they had five children, Rick and Steve Bell,and Joel and Joshua Culp, and Doni Brooks. He also had six grandchildren, Camdenand Kimsey Bell, and Destiny, Ava, and Nina Brooks, and Helena Culp. He was preceded in death by his son, Rick. Fred was retired and enjoyed spending time with his Yorkies, visiting with friends, andtraveling. Funeral services will be held at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland Mississippi on June 4th at 4:00 pm. Visitation for Fred Bell will be held at Parkway Funeral Home on June 4th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made in Freds name to St. Dominics Health Services Foundation, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and Operation Shoestring. Deidra wishes to express her gratitude to all those who cared for Fred at St. Dominics.
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Broad Jr., Charles - Lexington  
Charles M. Broad, Jr. Jackson Charles Manton Broad, Jr., a retired insurance executive, died at his home on May 28, 2015. He was born on March 16, 1943, to Octavia Dyer Broad and Charles Manton Broad, in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He attended Jackson Public Schools and graduated from Millsaps College with a BS in Mathematics. He received an MBA from Mississippi College, and through his work in the insurance field earned certifications of CPA, M/FLMI, CLU, ChFC. His career included software development, serving as Senior Vice President of Andrew Jackson Life Insurance Company, and traveling widely in the United States as a Federally Licensed Insurance Examiner. A member of the Society of Financial Examiners, he won the state Gold Medal and received a national award for the CPA examinations. Upon his retirement, one of his professors described him as the brightest math student he had ever taught. In his private life, his skill sets engendered great ability at the poker table. After retirement, Charles' brilliant mind was actively engaged in closely following and debating politics. Survivors include daughters, Allison Lee Broad and Susan Ashleigh Dyer Bass, and son, Charles Manton Broad, III; sisters Anne Broad Stevenson and Octavia Dyer Broad; nephew George B. Stevenson; nieces Catherine Dyer Stevenson, Sarah Lansdale Stevenson, Octavia Dyer Fortier. A graveside memorial service will be held at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Lexington, Mississippi, where his parents, maternal grandparents and other relatives are buried. Memorials may be made to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children of Mississippi Medical Center.
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Brown, Virginia - Tupelo  
Virginia Brown, 90, Tupelo, died 06-01-2015. Arrangements: Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel.
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Bruce, Michael D. - Starkville  
Michael D. Bruce, 51, Starkville, died 05-31-2015. Arrangements: Welch.
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Burch, Sybil P. - Mendenhall  
Sybil P. Burch, 55, Mendenhall, died 06-01-2015. Arrangements: Colonial Chapel.
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Cates, Martha L. - Sidon  
Martha L. Cates, 60, Sidon, died 05-30-2015. Arrangements: Williams & Lord.
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Cliburn, Elsma - Crystal Springs  
Elsma "Tuggy" Cliburn Crystal Springs Elsma P. " Tuggy" Cliburn, 81 , passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at her home in Crystal Springs. Graveside services will be 10am Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Old Crystal Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Cliburn was born in Crystal Springs to the late Alexander and Maggie Threet Parish. She was a devoted LPN at University Hospital for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Eugene Cliburn; siblings Alec Parish, Hugh Parish, Audrey Parish, Jamie Sue Parish Harrison, Essie Selman and Eugene Parish. Survivors include daughters Sharon Lee (Bill) of Crystal Springs and Eugenia Bryan of San Antonio, TX; sister Callie Newton recently of Virginia but lived many years in Crystal Springs; grandchildren Kelly Jones (Jason), Larry Lee (Bridget) and Mike Lee (Lucinda) all of Crystal Springs, Leslie Bryan and Kristi Bryan both of San Antonio, TX; great grandchildren Gavin Lee, Katie Ashlyn Jones, Anna Lee Jones and Maddie Lee. On line guest book www.chancellorfuneralhome.com .
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Davis, Sara - Charleston  
Sara M. Davis Charleston Sara Blanche, the baby of the family, was born April 24, 1920 to Barbara Fielder Tindall and John Russell Tindall in Holcomb, MS. She graduated from Holcomb High School and soon married her first love, Glen McPherson. They welcomed their first-born Sarah Glynn in Charleston, MS and a few years later their baby girl Bonnie Jo in Grand Junction, CO. Sara lived a long and joy filled life. She was a very talented self- taught artist and owned her own hair salons for many years. Forty-eight years ago, she married her second love, John Knox Davis of Charleston, MS. They retired to Oakland to her "Heaven on Earth" house at Cossar Park. She had discovered her passion for fishing and she and John Knox enjoyed many happy years together. Her two girls, Glynn and Bonnie, special son-in-law William Hankins, her five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren were her special joys. Also so very special to her were dear friends and extended family; Bev and Ronnie Douglas, Millie and Buddy Lester, Faye and Roy Tackett, Mary Wrenn and Lonnie Bland. Lucille Lambert was her very special "telephone buddy". Everyone who knew Sara loved her kind and gentle spirit so much. When she went to be with God's other angels in heaven on Saturday, May 30, 2015, she left behind many with heavy hearts. Sara was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Marie Shackelford and her son, Elwyn. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, William, Russell, Johnny and Rufus Tindall; her husbands, Glen McPherson and John Knox Davis and her precious grandson, Will Hankins. Survivors include Glynn Hankins (William), Bonnie Dimaio (Hubert Files); grandchildren, Mandy Kirk (Wayne), David Hankins, Parish Potera, Joseph T. Dimaio (Jamie); eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at a catered reception at Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston, MS, at 2:00 pm Saturday, June 6, 2015 followed by the service at 3:00 pm. The Reverend John Case will be officiating. Newsom Funeral Home, 662-647-2726, www.brentwoodfuneralservices.com
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Hambrick, Eric - Pearl  
Eric Hahn Hambrick Pearl Eric Hahn Hambrick, 52, passed from this life Saturday, May 30, 2015. Visitation will be held 10:00-11:30am today, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at First Baptist Church of Jackson. Memorial services will follow at 11:30am in the church sanctuary. Eric was a graduate of Jackson Preparatory School, Hinds Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi where he received a Bachelor's Degree in music. Eric was a faithful member of First Baptist where he was active in the choir, taught Sunday School, and participated in various volunteer mission works with the church. A 20 year employee of the State of Mississippi, Eric had worked with MEMA for the past 15 years. Eric was an integral part of the many community theater arts associations, and a member of both the Mississippi Opera and Mississippi Chorus. His heart for service to others continued with his involvement in the Make-A-Wish Foundation and The Mustard Seed. He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey Hambrick. Survivors include his mother, Sara Hambrick; brother, Phil Hambrick (Suzanne); nieces, Tiffany Tripp (Brock), Malorie Hambrick and Jessica Mabry; nephew, Brandon Mabry (Morgan Gho); great-nephews and niece, Gage, Lawson, Laikyn and Kyria; and many dear friends and associates. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Jackson, P.O. Box 250, Jackson, MS 39205. Please visit www.baldwinleepearl.com to sign online guest register.
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