JOHN RANDALL MULLINS

Sept. 25, 1942-June 29, 2020 Graveside funeral services for John Randall Mullins, 77, of McCall Creek were held Friday, July 3, 2020, at the Lucien Baptist Church Cemetery with Johnnie Wayne Dillon officiating the service. Mr. Mullins passed from this life on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Jackson with his loving family by his side.…

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SHIRLEY RAE WALLACE CROSBY YOUNG

June 12, 1942-July 1, 2020 Funeral services for Shirley Rae Wallace Crosby Young, 78, of Smithdale were held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2020, at Riverwood Family Funeral Services in Brookhaven with interment following at Cold Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Young passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven.…

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RAY W. HALL

Feb. 3, 1929-July 6, 2020 Graveside funeral services for Ray W. Hall, 91, of Smithdale will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Wroten Carraway Cemetery in Amite County. Mr. Hall passed away Monday, July 6, 2020, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb. He was born Feb. 3, 1929, in…

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COVID-19 cases balloon in county

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate The past two weeks have proven to be the most difficult of the coronavirus pandemic thus far in Franklin County with the case count growing from 29 to 45, Emergency Management Director Mark Thornton said during Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. “When you break down the numbers, we’ve seen a…

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Citizen airs complaints over garbage service

By Nicole Stokes Franklin Advocate July’s initial meeting of the Franklin County Board of Supervisors began with resident Monica Means addressing the board at length with concerns about the county’s garbage collection service. Means, whose fiancé works as a hopper, an employee who leaves the vehicle to collect garbage, said she felt the workers of…

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YUNG Citizens’ My Block effort pushes reading

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate A regional non-profit group seeking to build positive opportunities for the young people of Franklin and Pike counties is making a push to improve reading skills. The YUNG (Youth Undertaking New Goals) Citizens organization has officially launched its “My Block” initiative in various locations to foster a passion for and…

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MHSAA waiting before deciding on fall sports

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate About the only sure thing when it comes to planning for high school sports in the fall is the air of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Mississippi High School Activities Association’s Executive Committee met Tuesday, June 30, and no new directives were issued as officials agreed to meet…

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FCHS basketball players selected during 2020-21 preseason tryouts

Staff Report Franklin Advocate Franklin County High School hosted boys and girls basketball tryouts on Thursday, June 25, and player selections for the upcoming 2020-2021 season have been announced. Those named to the varsity Lady Bulldogs cage program include: Ja’Kya Brown, Saiyon Harris, Ja’Sharreah Hunt, Jai’lan Johnson, Leniya Miller, Harmony Porter, Bre’Asia Queen, Kelcee Sims,…

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DOUGLAS ALLEN OGLESBY

Sept. 5, 1942-June 23, 2020 Mr. Douglas Allen Oglesby, 77, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven. He was born Sept. 5, 1942, in Franklin County, to Harvie Alsworth Oglesby and Verdie Lucretia Steele Oglesby. Mr. Oglesby was retired from International Paper Co., in Natchez. He…

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CLARA NELL BROWN SMITH

Feb. 12, 1934-June 23, 2020 Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Nell Brown Smith, 86, were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Bethesda Baptist Church with Elder Hugh Sanders and Brother Al Weeks officiating. Burial was at Ephesus Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the funeral service. She peacefully went to…

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