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January 6th, 2013

Dorothy Jean Kerr

January 6, 2013

Dorothy Jean Kerr age 87, died Friday, January 4, 2013, at her home in West Point.
She was born March 6, 1925, in Jonesboro, Ark,, to the late Lottie Beatrice Johnston Kerr and John Brice Kerr.
Dorothy Jean Kerr was preceded in death by her siblings, Martha Eileen Addkison, Julia Elizabeth Kerr, and John Brice Kerr.
She is survived by her sister, Frances Kerr Botsford of Benton, Ark., seven nieces and nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

January 3rd

Cleveland Nathanial Jackson

January 3, 2013

Cleveland Nathanial Jackson, age 93, died Monday, December 31, 2012, at Benchmark Nursing Home in St Charles, Mo., with his family by his side.
Nathanial Jackson was born September 28, 1919, to Grover Cleveland and Mellie Josephine Jackson in Aberdeen. He was married to Eula Lee Arick and she preceded him in death. He had lived in the St. Charles area for 46 years, moving there from Mississippi. After 23 years of working for St. Joseph Health Center, he worked as a landscaper.

Nathaniel Reives

January 3, 2013

Nathaniel Reives age 90, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Okibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.
Funeral services are Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. from St. Paul M.B. Church with the Rev. Eddie A. Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, January 4, 2013, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

December 31st, 2012

Carl G. Bruce

December 31, 2012

Carl G. Bruce, age 83, passed away, on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at OCH Regional Hospital, in Starkville.  Carl George Bruce was born February 9, 1929, in Weir, Miss. to the late Clara Blaine and Carl B. Bruce. 
Mr. Bruce worked with Continental Baking Company for 30 years in Clarksdale where he was a former resident. He was a member of the Methodist Church and had served in the U. S. Army having served during the Korean War.

Marzelle M. “Sis” Gardner

December 31, 2012

Marzelle M. “Sis” Gardner, age 90, passed away, after a lengthy illness on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Brandon Court, in Brandon. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery, West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

December 28th

Susan Rebecca Dragoo Howell

December 28, 2012

Susan Rebecca Dragoo Howell age 89, passed away Friday, December 28, 2012, at her home in West Point.
Susan Rebecca Dragoo Howell was born September 5, 1923, in Muncie, Indiana, Delaware County, to the late Helen Madgaline Bader and Thomas Ephriam Dragoo. Susan Howell graduated from Yorktown Indiana High School. She came to Clay County in 1963, from Muncie, Indiana. Mrs. Howell was a Private Secretary and Bookkeeper for John H. Bryan for Homes. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

Ralph Hickman “Bubba” Elliott

December 28, 2012

Ralph Hickman “Bubba” Elliott age 60, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at his home, in Cedar Bluff. Ralph “Bubba” Elliot was born June 9, 1952, in Clay County, to the late Birdie Ruth Reid and Ralph H. Elliott Sr. He was the owner of Elliott Trucking contracted with FedEx Ground for over 20 years. He was a member of the Christian Church. Ralph Hickman “Bubba” Elliott married Susan Marie Jordan Elliott January 30, 1972, in West Point.

December 27th

Johnny Smith Simmons

December 27, 2012

Johnny Smith Simmons, age 64, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in Jackson, Funeral services are Friday, December 28, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, December 27, 2012, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Wright

December 27, 2012

Henry Wright, age 93, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Floy Dyer Nursing Home in Houston.
Funeral services are Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem M.B. Church in Houston. Burial will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation is Saturday, December 29, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service.
Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Robert T. Lott

December 27, 2012

Dr. Robert T. Lott, 81, died, on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at his home, in West Point.
Robert Townsend Lott was born December 16, 1931, in Kilmichael, Miss. to the late Glynn Aileen Townsend and Yancy Marion Lott, Sr.
Dr. Lott was a Family Physician in General Surgery Practice from 1956 until 2002. He had also served as a Doctor in the United States Air Force and was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Essary Lott in 1963.  Dr. Lott married Carolyn Ann Vickers on May 19, 1964.

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