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Cazy Odom

Jul 08, 1953 - Nov 13, 2023

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Florence, MS

Cazy Gene Odom, affectionately known as Buster, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2023. He was born on July 8, 1953, to Cazy Marion Odom and Oneida Staires Odom of Jackson. Buster was a business owner in the construction industry for many years. He was an avid fan of NASCAR, he followed the sport closely and found excitement in every race. But it was his love for riding his motorcycle that truly ignited his spirit and gave him a sense of freedom unlike any other. He lived a life filled with...Read More

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Carolyn Clark Matthews

Nov 15, 1934 - Feb 25, 2024

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Florence, MS

Carolyn Clark Matthews went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at her home in Florence, MS. She was 89 years old. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, MS. There will be a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Florence, MS. Interment will follow the graveside service.Carolyn was born on November 15, 1934, to W. Earl Clark and Lois Burrow Clark in Jackson, MS. She has lived in Florence since 1965. She was a graduate of Central High School. Class of "1952". She graduated from MS Baptist School of Nursing in Jackson, MS. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with emphasis on Healthcare Administration from Saint Joseph’s College in Windam, Maine. In her early years she attended First Baptist Church of Jackson, but in later years attended Mountain Creek Baptist Church in Florence. Carolyn was a Registered Nurse for many years. She retired from the Mississippi State Department of Health in 1994 as the Director/Administrator of the Division of Home Health. She also took care of many friends throughout the years on Henry Byrd Road in Florence, MS. She has resided at 437 Henry Byrd Road for the last 40 + years. Her hobbies were collecting post cards and Nurse figurines. She also enjoyed Astronomy!Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Lois Clark; three brothers, Benji Clark, Tim Clark and David Clark; son, Bradley Clark Matthews; and great granddaughter, Gracie Tackett. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Gregg Barrow (Don) of Florence and her granddaughter Stephany Tackett of Clearwater, Florida, Stephany’s children, Hailey Gregg of Tampa, Florida, Katelyn Tackett and Allison Tackett of Clearwater, Florida. Carolyn is also survived by her son; Ben Matthews of Atlanta, Georgia; Ben’s children, Nicole Matthews of Florence, MS and Hannah Matthews of Atlanta, Georgia and Brad Matthews children, Austin Matthews, Megan Matthews, and Brandon Matthews of Florence, MS.Online guestbook may be signed at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com.

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Anita Clary

Sep 09, 1944 - Feb 24, 2024

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Florence, MS

Anita Clary, 79, of Florence, MS, passed away on February 24, 2024, of an aneurysm. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Raymond Clary, Jr.; son Keith Megehee of Jackson, MS; daughter Miriam Cooper (Ray) of Marshall, TX; son Will Megehee (Michelle), of Frankville, AL; son Stephen Cain of Florence, MS; stepdaughter Laurie Williams (Allen) of Thomaston, GA; stepdaughter Debra Tarver (Chris), of Covington, LA; stepson Austin Moriarity (Elizabeth) of Bassfield, MS; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Robert (Bob) Cain, brother Wilhelm Muehlsteff, and sister Renate Stevens. Anita was born in Offenbach, Germany, during World War II. Post-war rubble was her playground. She came to the US in 1963 after marrying Daniel (Byron) Megehee. She was a 4.0 accounting major at Mississippi State University. In 1979 she moved to Vicksburg, MS, and began working at River Transportation Co., now Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals, where she spent her career, retiring as manager of the port facility. She was named one of the Delta’s top 50 businesswomen. A stalwart of patience and generosity, Anita provided a loving home across the years not only to her children, but also to many nieces and nephews, cats and dogs. A follower of Jesus, she was a longtime member of Vicksburg First Church of the Nazarene before joining Westminster Presbyterian Church with her husband Ray. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9 at 10:30am, Westminister Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Rd. in Vicksburg, with Rev. Scott Reiber officiating. Pre-service visitation will begin at 9:30am. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to your charity of choice.

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Richard Nathan Bass

Jul 29, 1972 - May 15, 2022

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Florence, MS

Richard Nathan Bass, age 49, of Florence, MS passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022.Graveside Services will be held Friday, February 23, 2024, at 11:00 am at Union Baptist Cemetery.Burial will be in Union Baptist Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.Bro. Bud Putnam will officiate at the service.Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Patricia Ann (John Eric) Powell; father, Richard N. (Regina) Bass; sons, Corey Bass, Nathan Bass and Trey Bass; brothers, Michael (Renee) Bass, Samuel Bass, John Gee (Connie) Powell, and Jeffery (Sue) Powell; niece and nephew, Summer & Cooper Powell.

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Charlotte Pearl Loper (Norton)

May 18, 1934 - Feb 06, 2024

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Florence, MS

Charlotte Pearl Loper (Norton), age 89, passed away February 6, 2024 in Florence, MS.Charlotte was born May 18, 1934 in Wesson, MS. She was an active member of her church, and loved giving back to her community. She selflessly cared for the homeless providing coats, gloves and toboggan hats in the winter time and cooked them hot meals every chance she got. Charlotte really enjoyed her flowers of all types but her favorite was roses of all colors. Charlotte really loved her family and spent most of her life insuring that they knew how much they were loved and cherished. She will be so missed by all.She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Ollie Norton and Joe Robert Norton, and siblings: Carlos Norton, Marie Moore, Margie Lennard, Josie Moak, Charles Norton, Carolyn Millwood, Joe Robert Norton, James Norton and Bonnie Leach.Left to cherish her memory are Sister Cleo Watkins, Brother Jack Norton her children: Gail Lee, Johnny Morrison, Sammy Morrison and Michelle (Jesse) Morrison, and grandchildren: Angela Ragland, Victoria Campbell, Dale Butler, Becky Amonett, Ray Morrison, Jason Morrison, Amanda Morrison, Kerri Eaton and Jesse Goff, and numerous great grands, other family and loved ones.Sebrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The wake is Friday, February 9, loop from 5-7pm at Sebrell Funeral Home (425 North Park Dr, Ridgeland, MS.) Funeral Services are Saturday, February 10. Visitation is from 11am-12pm followed by the funeral beginning at noon, and graveside services after, all taking place at Freedom Church (1611 Pleasant Ridge Rd NW, Wesson, MS 39191.)The family would like to offer their gratitude to nurse Karla Simpson with Gentiva Hospice, Ms. Anita Thomas who faithfully sat with her in her final months, These two loved Charlotte as if she was their own mom. We could not have picked any better servants for Charlotte. Caregivers Ray and Holly Morrison worked 24/7 doing what ever was needed. There’s a host of great grands. They would also like to say thank you to family, friends and church family who have called, visited and offered support during this time.Rev. Max Smith and Rev. Ellen Casaz will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Ray Morison, Jason Morrison, Thomas Campbell, , Mark Leach, Chris Robinson, Greg Shoemaker andJacob Banksoton  

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Charlotte Pearl Loper (Norton)

May 18, 1934 - Feb 06, 2024

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Florence, MS

Charlotte Pearl Loper (Norton), age 89, passed away February 6, 2024 in Florence, MS.Charlotte was born May 18, 1934 in Wesson, MS. She was an active member of her church, and loved giving back to her community. She selflessly cared for the homeless providing coats,gloves and toboggan hats in the winter time and cooked them hot meals every chance she got. Charlotte really enjoyed her flowers of all types but her favorite was roses of all colors. Charlotte really loved her family and spent most of her life insuring that they knew how much they were loved and cherished. She will be so missed by all.She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Ollie Norton and Joe Robert Norton, and siblings: Carlos Norton, Marie Moore, Margie Lennard, Josie Moak, Charles Norton, Carolyn Millwood, Joe Robert Norton, James Norton and Bonnie Leach.Left to cherish her memory are Sister Cleo Watkins, Brother Jack Norton her children: Gail Lee, Johnny Morrison, Sammy Morrison and Michelle (Jesse) Morrison, and grandchildren: Angela Ragland, Victoria Campbell, Dale Butler, Becky Amonett, Ray Morrison, Jason Morrison, Amanda Morrison, Kerri Eaton and Jesse Goff, and numerous great grands, other family and loved ones.Sebrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The wake is Friday, February 9, loop from 5-7pm at Sebrell Funeral Home (425 North Park Dr, Ridgeland, MS.) Funeral Services are Saturday, February 10. Visitation is from 11am-12pm followed by the funeral beginning at noon, and graveside services after, all taking place at Freedom Church (1611 Pleasant Ridge Rd NW, Wesson, MS 39191.)The family would like to offer their gratitude to nurse Karla Simpson with Gentiva Hospice, Ms. Anita Thomas who faithfully sat with her in her final months, These two loved Charlotte as if she was their own mom. We could not have picked any better servants for Charlotte. Caregivers Ray and Holly Morrison worked 24/7 doing what ever was needed. There’s a host of great grands. They would also like to say thank you to family, friends and church family who have called, visited and offered support during this time.Rev. Max Smith and Sister Ellen Cesar will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Ray Morison, Jason Morrison, Thomas Campbell, , Mark Leach, Chris Robinson, Greg Shoemaker andJacob Banksoton  

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Doris Evelyn Prince Martin

Aug 26, 1931 - Feb 02, 2024

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Florence, MS

Doris Evelyn Prince Martin(8/26/1931 – 2/2/2024) Doris Evelyn Prince Martin, 92 of Florence, Mississippi went to be with her Lord on Friday, February 2, 2024. She was born August 26, 1931 in Magee, Mississippi.Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2024 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, 302 8th Ave SW, Magee, Mississippi. A Celebration of Life will follow at 2:00pm. Burial will follow in Magee City Cemetery. Bro. Paul Barnard will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements. 601-849-5031Doris Martin was a wonderful woman that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. She will be remembered as a loving, caring person who loved her God, her church, and her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and had the hands of a servant always doing good for others… what we call in the South… a Godly woman… a beautiful Christ-like example. There’s nobody in the world quite like you Mom. Gone from earth, yet will never be forgotten.She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Ulysses Martin; daughter, Willie Catherine Martin Underwood; father, Nathaniel Augustus Prince; mother, Willie Mae Wade Prince; brother, Lavelle Prince; sister-cousins, Lucy Butler and Linda Parish; brother-cousins, Thomas Prince and Ed Prince; step-mother, Nena Prince; step-brothers, Bobby Hall and Ray Hall; and step-sister, Mary Coward.Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy Martin Graham (Bobby); grandchildren, Ranee Underwood Weaver (James), Chris Graham (Sara), Amy Jones (Michael), Jerry Graham (Rachelle), Brenda Taylor, and Linda Huffman; sisters, June Prince Thames (Roger), Frances McNair, Mae Buckley, Patsy McDaniel (Scott), Doris Shaw (Lou) and Judy Hammond; 12 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family.Pallbearers will be Chris Graham, Michael Jones, James Weaver, Jerry Graham, Zach Jones, Thomas Graham, Will Jones, and Timothy Graham. Honorary pallbearers will be Gavin Nutt, Jager Graham, and Jared Graham. Special music will be performed by Tracey Cross.An online guestbook may be signed at www.colonialchapelmageemendenhall.com

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Ronda

Apr 06, 1963 - Jan 26, 2024

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Florence, MS

Ronda was born April 6, 1963, in Jackson, MS to James Odom and Bennie Savell. She worked many years in the service industry as a cashier. Ronda loved her dogs, was very hard-headed, neat and orderly (everything had its place) and was a firecracker.She was preceded in death by her dad, brothers, Darrel Odom and Larry Odom, and her dog, Bella. She is survived by her husband and soul mate, Larry Jackson; daughters, Danielle Parker (Bruce) of Florence, Brittany Hammersley (Lee) of Brandon and April and Cynthia Ball; fourteen (14) grandchildren; and her best-friend, Theresa Stanford of Harrisville. Online Memorials can be made at chancellorfuneralhome.com

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Joanne Lynn Edmiston

Sep 27, 1956 - Jan 18, 2024

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Florence, MS

Joanne Lynn Edmiston was born September 27, 1956 and passed away January 18,2024 at her home in Florence, MS Joanne was born on September 27, 1956 to Bluford and Angeline Edmiston in Danville, IL. Where she lived and became a hairstylist until she moved to Florida in the fall of 1981. In Florida she continued her hairstylist career and also became a barista and manager of Barnes and Noble coffee shop. In 2004 she moved to Florence, MS to be closer to her sister, niece and nephews. In Mississippi she found her passion and love of growing and teaching children. She worked as a preschool teacher until she retired. Joanne also loved her fur children Max and Joey. One of Joanne's greatest joys was spending time with her family, and watching her great nephews play all of their various sports. She was a very proud Aunt and Great Aunt or GAJ as her family called her. Many memories were made, but one of the fondest is Joanne and her sister Diana "helping" Santa safely land at each of her great nephews houses making sure that trinkets fell off of Santa's slay for them to find the next morning. Joanne was the most caring person and had a deep love of her family. She will be greatly missed. Joanne is survived by her sister's Diana Phillips; Pamela(Bob) Prater: Niece: LeaAnn(Mike) Evans; Nephew's: J.L.(Stephanie) Phillips; Curt(Carrie) Prater; Brody(Kelly) Prater and a host of great nephews, nieces and friends.Joanne is preceded in death by her parents Bluford and Angeline Edmiston and her nephew Tony Phillips. Joanne will be laid to rest in her final resting place in Illinois beside her father and mother.

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Jeanette French Alexander

Oct 01, 1935 - Jan 06, 2024

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Florence, MS

Jeanette French Alexander passed from this life January 6, 2024. She was born October 1, 1935, in Jackson, MS, to Edgar French and Bessie Dunn French. Jeanette was a florist by trade and enjoyed working with flowers. She took special care of her floral arranging for events, weddings, etc. She had a "green thumb" and was known for beautiful floral arrangements. She was always working with plants and would root all sorts of flowers. She loved her family, pets and especially her grandchildren. She was a loving and giving person and was known always giving a hug and a kiss to those she was close to. She was a wonderful cook and seamstress. She had a real knack for creativity in many forms. Jeanette is preceded in death by her husband, Noble Wesley Alexander, Sr.; her parents and stepmother, Pamelia French; her sister, Joan McKeithen; her brother, Frank French, and daughter, Pamela Elizabeth Buckley. Jeanette is survived by her daughter, Gloria Snell (Randy) of Byram; son, Noble Alexander (Joy) of Jackson; son-in-law, Tim Buckley of Ocean Springs; eight grandchildren, Courtney Bunting (Chris), Britney Miller (Marc), Blane Snell (Ashley), Lauren Jenkins (Stephen), Missy Long (Matt), Brandi Stoddard (Michael), Corey Marshal (Christy), and Allison Deschamp (David); as well as 15 great grandchildren, Caymen Alexis Bunting, Eli and Ellie Jane Miller, Kaylea, Bella, and Adalyn Jenkins, Jordan, Ashlenn, Dalona, and Keith Long, Destin Burton (Marcie), Dillion and Wesley Stoddard, and Jacob and Haley Marshall. A visitation will be held at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram Friday January 19, 2024 from 11:30 am-12:30 pm and a Graveside service at 1 pm at Lakewood Pavillion at Lakewood Cemetery.

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Cindy Mangum

Jan 04, 1962 - Jan 14, 2024

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Florence, MS

Cindy lived in Byram, MS for over 30 years. She was a member of Cornerstone Church in Jackson, MS and then attended We Are One Church in Brandon, MS. Cindy was a beautiful woman who is loved by those who knew her. She is missed and will always be cherished. Cindy was born in Jackson, MS on January 4, 1962, to Harvey and Marinelle Merritt. She spent her childhood on Meadow Forest Drive in Jackson, MS and attended schools in the area. Cindy was known for her love for children even as a child herself. Mrs. "Tinkerbell", Cindy’s mom, shared that she participated in the nursery at Epworth United Methodist Church as soon as she was "old enough". After graduation from Wingfield High School, she continued her education at Hinds Junior College where she received an Associate’s Degree in Childhood Education. The answer to one of Cindy’s prayers occurred when she opened Christian Love Preschool. She was able to share her faith and strong commitment for the love of Jesus with all. Cindy loved the little children in her life as though they were her own. An avid fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, you could find her on game days ringing her cowbell and cheering on her Bulldogs with her puppy Precious in her lap. Precious was always dressed to impress and was deeply loved by Cindy. Cindy was married to Bill Mangum. They shared many happy times. Cindy’s strong commitment to her family was evident in her enjoyment during family gatherings. She looked forward to the planning, preparing, and cooking for the kids and her precious grandchildren who called her "Grammy". Cindy was committed to her grandchildren, even homeschooling several of them. Her favorite times with them included pool time with games during the summer months, as she cherished their smiles and laughter. Cindy’s faith in Jesus was evident through her work with children throughout her personal life. To her, Jesus was the answer to all of life’s questions. Her family and her friends can be comforted to know she is worshipping and dancing in her eternal home in Heaven. Cindy is preceded in death by her brother, William Harvey "Billy" Merritt, Jr. She is survived by her husband, William Claude "Bill" Mangum; her parents, Harvey and Marinelle "Tinkerbell" Merritt; her children, Anthony, Michael, Natasha, and Jason; her 9 grandchildren, Aubrey, Brody, Kellan, De’Vonta, De’Andre, Brianna, Wesley, Isaiah, and Toni. At the request of Cindy’s family, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 815 Market Street, Galveston, TX 77550-2725 or to the charity of your choice.

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