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Area Obituaries

LOTTIE BELL EMFINGER

Nov. 4, 1927 – Oct. 9, 2021 Funeral services for Lottie Bell Emfinger were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Franklin County’s Sarepta Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Sasser and the Rev. Webb Armstrong officiating. Interment followed in the Sarepta Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held from 9 a.m., until the…

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WILLIAM MARSHALL HOWELL

Dec. 16, 1939 – Oct. 1, 2021 Funeral services for William Marshall Howell, 81, of Fifty Six, Ark., and formerly of Franklin County, were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at Souls’ Harbor Church in Mountain View, Ark., with Brother Tim Clark officiating. Interment was in Sunnyland Cemetery in Mountain View, Ark. Visitation…

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ELOISE DYKES BRISTER

Aug. 1, 1941 – Oct. 2, 2021 Funeral services for Eloise Dykes Brister, 80, of Bogue Chitto, were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at Brookhaven Funeral Home with Brother Lance Moak officiating. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5 and from…

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MYRTLE L. THORNTON

June 12, 1925 – Sept. 29, 2021 Funeral services for Myrtle L. Thornton, 96, a native of Smithdale, were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit with Brother Lindeal Greer officiating. Interment was in Temple Hill Church of Christ Cemetery in Smithdale. Visitation was held from 9 a.m.,…

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RICKY EDWARD SMITH

Jan. 15, 1964 – Sept. 26, 2021 Funeral services for Ricky Edward Smith, 57, of McCall Creek, were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at Brookhaven Funeral Home with Brother Matt Emfinger and Brother Tyson Windom officiating. Interment was in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in McCall Creek. Visitation was held from 5 to…

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MILLRENE ELLEN POWERS WROTEN

Sept. 21, 2021 Funeral services for Millrene Ellen Powers Wroten, 59, of Smithdale, were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at Calvary Baptist Church in Smithdale with the Rev. Bruce Crosby officiating. Interment was in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Smithdale. Visitation was held from 1 p.m., until the time of service…

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DONIS WARD BYRD JR.

Donis Ward Byrd Jr., was born in Pascagoula, was a former resident of Baton Rouge, La., and most recently resided in Franklin County’s McCall Creek community. He passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at the age of 70. Mr. Byrd was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing and cutting his grass. He is…

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CALVIN REESE SMITH JR.

July 31, 1951 – Sept. 23, 2021 Funeral services for Mr. Calvin Reese Smith Jr., 70, of Meadville, were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville with the Rev. Tony Mullins officiating. Interment was in Franklin County’s Midway Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1 p.m., until the time…

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ROGER D. BRITT

July 27, 1944 – Sept. 24, 2021 Graveside funeral services for Roger D. Britt, 77, of Altanta, Texas, and formerly of Natchez, were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at Franklin County’s Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery in Meadville with Leon Wallace and Cole Smith officiating. Mr. Britt was born to Elmer Britt and…

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CHARLES L. BEESLEY

Aug. 22, 1940 – Aug. 23, 2021 Graveside funeral services for Charles L. Beesley, 81, of McComb, were held Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Ramah Baptist Church in Franklin County’s McCall Creek community with the Rev. Van Wyndom officiating. Visitation was held from 10 to 11 a.m., on Friday, Aug. 27 at the grave site.…

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