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Margaret LaVerne VanBuskirk Raper

September 19, 2019

 Margaret LaVerne VanBuskirk Raper, 99, passed away September 17, 2019, at NMMC after a brief illness. Born on December 23, 1919, in Lee County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ila VanBuskirk of Saltillo. She is survived by her daughters, Janice Sublett (Harold) of Hohenwald, TN and Margaret Palmer (Jimmy) of Saltillo; […]


Joe Cody

September 16, 2019

Captain Joe Cody, Tupelo Police Department (Retired), died Thursday, September 12, 2019, at the North MS Medical Center. He was born and raised in Lee County to William Everett and Thellon Joy Wallace Cody. He was a 1973 graduate of Tupelo High School and attended Mississippi State University. He began his law enforcement career with […]


Bobby Hall

September 16, 2019

Bobby Hall, 69, died Friday, September 13, 2019, at the North MS Medical Center. He was born May 30, 1950 in Lee County to William Thomas and Tura “Pinkie” Winders Hall. He graduated from Tupelo High School in 1968. He served his country in the United States Army. He was a self employed electrician for […]


Robert Tomason, Sr.

September 6, 2019

Robert Tomason, Sr., 81, died Wednesday September 4, 2019, at his home. He was born January 26, 1938 in Morris, MN to William and Lucy Tomason. He was a fork lift operator for Elger for over 30 years. He enjoyed bowling, working on cars and woodworking. There will be no services. He is survived by […]


Donald Ray Bailey

August 30, 2019

First SGT Donald Ray Bailey, 58, died Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the North MS Medical Center. He was born April 11, 1961 in Baldwyn to JC and Linda Bailey. He served with the 155th Armored Brigade in the Mississippi National Guard his deployments included Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He retired in […]


Donald C. “Don” Smith

August 27, 2019

Donald C. “Don” Smith, 75, died Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Sanctuary Hospice House. He was born January 5, 1944 in Rome, MS to Hersie and Leola Smith. A Patriotic American, Don served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army where he was a combat infantryman. During his time there, he […]


Juanez Cox Lentz

August 26, 2019

Juanez Cox Lentz, 92, passed away August 23, 2019, at Morningside Place in Overland Park, KS. She was born June 5, 1927, in Tishomingo County, MS to Renard and Rhoda Parker Cox. In 1943, she married William Lentz in Red Bay, AL. They moved to Tupelo and later resided in Verona after William’s overseas service […]


Linda Faye Hester Thompson

August 13, 2019

Linda Faye Hester Thompson, 90, passed from this life on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Sanctuary Hospice House. She was born December 24, 1928 in the Old Union Community to Gordon Earl and Ophelia Louise Mundy Hester. She graduated from Shannon High School and was a member of First Baptist Church, Shannon. She was an […]


Glenda Faye Gable

August 8, 2019

Glenda Faye Gable, 81, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at her home. She was born January 27, 1938 in Stringer, MS to John Timothy and Willie Geneva Moffett Jones. She graduated from Stringer High School where she was voted most likely to succeed and as a star basketball player. She then attended and graduated from […]


Jeff Hammons

August 6, 2019

Jeff Hammons, 54, died Friday, August 2, 2019, at his home. He was born August 24, 1964, in Biloxi to Henry and Billie Sue Hammons. He worked for Flowers Bakery as a route salesman for over 30 years. He enjoyed watching sports on tv and taking cruises with his wife. Services will be 1 PM […]


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