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Betty Hazlewood

Betty Bennett Hazlewood, 82, of Winona passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at Winona Manor.

Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, with Rev. John Kramer and Rev. Sam Riddell officiating. 

John Galey

John “Pete” Sylvester Galey, 90, of Greenwood died Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

Visitation was 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, until the service began at Williams & Lord Funeral Home at 3 p.m., and burial followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Rev. David Fredrick officiated the service.


Dorothy "Dot" Murff

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Murff of Lafayette, Louisiana, formerly of McCarley, were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 25, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in the Winona Garden of Memory.  Dr.

John M. “Jimmy” Fancher III

John M. “Jimmy” Fancher III, 68, of Grenada, formerly of Greenwood, died Sunday, April 8, 2018, at his residence. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Greenwood. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Williams and Lord Funeral Home. Rev.

Local guardsmen deploying


Next Monday, just before dawn, guardsmen from the Mississippi National Guard 2-114th Bravo Battery Field Artillery will leave the armories in Winona and Kosciusko for more than a year of overseas deployment. 

Approximately 85 guardsmen from Winona and Kosciusko armories will be deploying.  Their destination has not been disclosed.


Clara “Bea” Parker

Clara “Bea” Parker, 86, of Carrollton went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2018.  Bea was born March 22, 1932, in Black Hawk.  Bea met Alton Randall “Randy” Parker when they were both children in Vaiden, and became great friends and playmates.  Bea and Randy married January 13, 1948, in Winona.  After marrying, Bea and Randy lived across the co



Arie Lee Jordan, 82, of Carrollton, died Aug. 20, 2018, at her home in Carrollton.