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Shanda Combs

Nov 13, 1971 - Oct 24, 2023

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Waynesboro, MS

Shanda Marie Combs, also known as Shesheta El, passed away on October 24, 2023 at the age of 51. Shanda was born on November 13, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan to Mable Goree-Combs and Fredrick Combs Sr. She attended Longfellow Middle School, graduated from Murray Wright High School, and studied business at Davenport University. Shanda's life story was truly extraordinary. From a young age, her remarkable talent and unwavering determination led her to achieve remarkable milestones, including obtaini...Read More

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Julian Lewis Ratcliffe

Oct 23, 1953 - Feb 28, 2024

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Waynesboro, MS

"Julian Lewis Ratcliffe, 70, of Laurel, formerly of Heidelberg, born October 23, 1953, left his earthly home for his reward in Heaven on Wednesday morning, February 28, 2024, at Wayne General Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Oakland Grove Baptist Church. He will be laid to rest in the Ratcliffe Family Section of Heidelberg City Cemetery. Rev. Corey Vermilyea, Rev. Mike Powell, and Rev. Jimmy Holder will officiate. He was a graduate of Heidelberg Academy and Jones Junior College. Julian retired from Howard Industries as a Scheduler for the Pole Division in 2002. Before his health declined, Julian traveled on many Church Mission Trips building churches and homes across the United States and making ceramics. He loved everything outdoors from plants and flowers to hunting and fishing with his cousins and fishing buddies and helping people in need. He always enjoyed his trips to the Great Smoky Mountains. He was also known for picking with you or cracking a joke or two and by following it up with “If I’m not picking with you then I don’t like you”. Julian was a member of Oakland Grove Baptist Church where he volunteered his time in the kitchen for church and community activities. In the last few years, he assisted the flower committee. He was preceded in death by his parents, JB (Rat) Ratcliffe, Jr and Christine Welborn Ratcliffe Henderson; infant brother, Bobby Lynn Ratcliffe; grandparents, Herkel and Stella Varner Welborn and JB (Doc) Ratcliffe, Sr. and Bessie Wheeler Ratcliffe; sister-in-law, Jo (Charles) Tiner; and many aunts and uncles. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Jelene Cleckler Ratcliffe of Laurel; son, Jason Lewis Ratcliffe of Magee; daughter, Julie Jelene Ratcliffe of Laurel; aunt, Lois Brownlee (Bobby) of Sandersville; and uncle, John Welborn (Ann) of Laurel; faithful neighbors, Mike and Brenda Gatlin, Leroy, Judy, and Allison Luke; loving friends, Charlie and Brenda Newcomb, Randy Sullivan, Mary and Buford Sumrall, and Laris Bishop; and many fishing buddies, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, MS and from 1p.m. till 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at Oakland Grove Baptist Church, 2475 Pleasant Grove Road, Laurel, MS 39443. Pallbearers will be Charlie Newcomb, Randy Sullivan, David Tiner, Mike Shoemake, Tony Brownlee, Charles Wayne Reynolds, and Wade “Shorty” Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers will be John Welborn, Buford Sumrall, Donnie Evans, Daniel Riley, Lucas Evans, Tim Pippin, Daniel Roney, Mike Gatlin, Leroy Luke, and Vic Lee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oakland Grove Baptist Church Flower Committee, 2475 Pleasant Grove Road, Laurel, MS 39443; or Gideons International. Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com."

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James Rufus Bradley, Jr.

Jul 09, 1937 - Feb 28, 2024

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Waynesboro, MS

Mr. James Rufus Bradley, Jr., 86, of Waynesboro, MS passed from this life Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at his residence in Waynesboro, MS. He was born in Richton, MS on Friday, July 9, 1937 to Mr. James Rufus Bradley and Mrs. Phobie Bradley. He was a faithful member of the Clara First Baptist Church. He worked as a Road Inspector at the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Mr. Bradley is preceded in death by his parents James and Phobie Bradley; his loving wife of 64 years, Jeanette C. Bradley; and granddaughter, Tara Bradley. He is survived by his son, Jerry Bradley (Becky) of Waynesboro, MS; daughters, Janet Shelby (Joel), of Waynesboro, MS; Jeanie Hendry (Mitch), of Strengthford, MS; Jackie Simmons (Kerby), of Soddy Daisy, TN; Jelita Walker (Stephen), of Waynesboro, MS; 7 Grandchildren; and 7 Great Grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Bradley will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Freeman Funeral Home, Waynesboro, MS. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Freeman Funeral Home in Waynesboro, MS with Bro. Richard Bradley and Bro. Roger Bradley officiating. Interment will be in White House Cemetery in Clara, MS.

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Robert Kenneth Gaines

Sep 05, 1963 - Feb 14, 2024

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Waynesboro, MS

ROBERT KENNETH GAINES WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 5, 1963 TO THE LATE ROBERT GAINES AND MINNIE GAINES IN FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, HE DEPARTED HIS LIFE FEBRUARY 14, 2024 AT WAYNE GENERAL HOSPITAL. HE ACCEPTED CHRIST AT AN EARLY AGE AT SANDFIELD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH. ”FATBOY” WAS VERY HUMBLE AND DOWN TO EARTH. ME LOVED TO SPEND TIME WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HE ALSO LOVED FOOTBALL AND HIS FAVORITE TEAM WAS THE NFL BUFFALO BILLS. HE WORKED AT AMICK FARMS WHERE HE WAS VERY WELL KNOWN AND ADMIRED BY MANY OF HIS COWORKERS. AT AMICK FARMS HIS COWORKERS WILL ALWAYS CHERISH HIS PERSONALITY AND HOW SERIOUSLY HE TOOK HAVING HIS OWN SECTION AT WORK. THE MEMORIES OF HIS GREAT PERSONALITY AND FUN WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS ROBERT AND MINNIE GAINES, AND A NEPHEW TRE LOFTON, ALL OF WAYNESBORO, MS. HE LEAVES TO CHERISH HIS LOVING MEMORIES, A FIANCÉ LATASHA HIGGINS, A DAUGHTER RAKEYA CARTER, THREE SONS: XAVIER HIGGINS, ROBERT GAINES JR., AND NICHOLAS GANDY, ALL OF WAYNESBORO, MS, ONE ADOPTED DAUGHTER KADAIJAH RICH; SIX BROTHERS: WILLIAM D. GAINES, KELVIN L. GAINES, BOBBY S. GAINES, TERRY GAINES ALL OF WAYNESBORO, MS, AND RODNEY B. GAINES OF SPRINGHILL, TENNESSE; THREE SISTERS: IRIS D. GAINES AND INETTA HUNDLEY OF WAYNESBORO, MS, AND GLENDA (ED) SMITH OF FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, THREE GRANDCHILDREN: BRENLEIGH GANDY, RHY MCDOUGLE, AND TY'NIA FOSTER ALL OF WAYNESBORO, MS, TWO AUNTS: MABLE HUNDLEY AND DELOSIE RAMEY OF WAYNESBORO, MS, A GOD SISTER SHUNDA JAMES OF WAYNESBORO, MS, A SPECIAL FRIEND DELYNN EVERETT, A HOST OF NIECES, NEPHEWS, RELATIVES, AND FRIENDS. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. -Psalm 23:4 Funeral services will be held Friday, February 23, 2024 at 3:00 PM at Sandfield Baptist Church, with Rev. Ennis Rankin as the eulogist. Interment followed at the church cemetery. There will be a viewing period Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Turner Funeral Home. To to the family or in memory of Robert Kenneth “Fatboy” Gaines, Sr., please

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Sammy Blakely

Dec 25, 1963 - Feb 21, 2024

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Waynesboro, MS

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. -Psalm 23 (KJV). MR. SAMMY BLAKELY was born on December 25, 1963 to the union of the late Mr. Cleophus and Mrs. Ruthie Mae (nee Whigham) Blakely. He worked for the City of Waynesboro for many years until he retired. He departed his life February 21, 2024 at his home in Waynesboro, MS. Mr. Blakely is survived by three children: Quaves D. Hayes, Aaron Blakely, and April Blakely; 13 grandchildren; six brothers: C. V. (Lizzie ) Blakely, Willie B. Blakely, Rev. Curtis (Martha) Blakely, Marvin Blakely, Arthur (Gay) Blakely, and Lucas Blakely, and five sisters: Mary F. (Curtis) Washam, Florence (James) Luckett, Flora (Louis) Nobles, Betty Gandy, and Clara (Charles) Higgins. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Turner Funeral Home, with Rev. Curtis Blakely as the officiant. Interment will follow at New West Cemetery. There will be a viewing period Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 12:00 PM-6:00 PM at Turner Funeral Home. To to the family or in memory of Sammy Blakely, please

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Perionta Lamarious “Tay” Norsworthy

Dec 23, 1998 - Feb 16, 2024

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Waynesboro, MS

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 1:00 PM at New Vision Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Waynesboro Cemetery. To to the family or in memory of Perionta Lamarious “Tay” Norsworthy, please

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Hettie B. (Muh) Gray Taylor-Mitchell

Nov 18, 1929 - Feb 13, 2024

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Waynesboro, MS

Hettie B. (Muh) Gray, Taylor, Mitchell was born November 18, 1929 to the late Nettie Russell Gray and Johnny Gray in the St. John Community Wayne Co. Mississippi. She was a member of New West Point Baptist Church and a beloved Mother of the Church. She trusted and believed in God with all her heart. Her favorite song: “God is Able”, and her favorite color is Lime Green. Hettie B, known to many as "Muh," departed this life February 13, 2024. She was preceeded in death by her parents, her husbands: Arlee Taylor and Robert Mitchell. Three sons: Terry, Tracy and Larry: her Grandson: Marlo Sargent; granddaughter: Demarius (Joe) Taylor Mcfadden. Three Brothers: Walter Quitman Gray, J.D. Frost, and William T. Gray; Two sisters Izetta Jackson and Lula B. frost. Muh Leaves to cherish her Loving and Caring memories Her Devoted 8 children, Jessie (Ollie Mae), Mildred, Faye, Willie Mae, Valerie, Del and Amy of Waynesboro, Ms, Mavis Taylor Smooth of Slidell, La. Her only sibling Rosa Lee Hayes, 17 Grand Children, 22 Great Grand Children, a very Devoted and Best friend Mrs. Mary Walker of Mobile, AL, a God Daughter Wanda Pough of Mobile, AL, and 2 Daughters from another mother: Yolanda Perkins and Phyllis Dawson. Thank You Lord for blessing us for 94 years with the Love of our life. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 2:00 PM at New West Point Baptist Church, with Rev. Chance Taylor as the officiant. Interment followed at The Taylor Family Cemetery. There was a viewing period Friday, February 16, 2024 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at New West Point Baptist Church, and Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, also at New West Point Baptist Church. By request of the family, the funeral was live-streamed. To to the family or in memory of Hettie B. “Muh” (Gray) Taylor-Mitchell, please

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Anita Lynn Pitts

Nov 26, 1969 - Feb 19, 2024

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Waynesboro, MS

Mrs. Anita Lynn Pitts, 54, of Waynesboro, MS passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at Wayne General Hospital. She was born in Meridian, MS on Wednesday, November 26, 1969 to Luther JD Jones and Linnie Inella Dearman Jones. She was a Homemaker. Anita is preceded in death by her father, Luther JD Jones and mother, Linnie Inella Jones; sister, Janice Sellers. She is survived by her husband, Joe Pitts, Waynesboro, MS; son, Jeffery Scott Dearmon, Waynesboro, MS; daughter, Misty Rose Bell, Temecula, CA; brother, Luther JD Jones, Jr., New Albany, MS; sisters, Michelle D. Jones, Ida Faye Killough, Carolyn Von Vultee, all of Myrtle, MS; granddaughter, Analyssa Rose Bell, Temecula, CA. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Jones-Hill Cemetery in Millry, AL with Rev. Glen Bynum officiating.

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John Edward Murray

Jan 17, 1960 - Feb 05, 2024

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Waynesboro, MS

MR. JOHN EDWARD MURRAY was born to the late Mr. Clarence Edward and Versle (nee Smith) Murray on January 17, 1960 in McComb, MS. After completing high school, he was a long time oil field employee until he retired. John enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. On February 5, 2024, he was called Home. His memories are left to be cherished with his son, Matt Murray and daughter, Christina Murray; a host of grandchildren; his sister: Renee (Randy) Cooley, a host of nieces and nephews, and a special aunt: Patricia Harris. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Lewis Chapel Southern Methodist Church in the Denham community. Rev. Matt Runnels will officiate the services. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. There will be a viewing period Sunday, February 11, 2024, from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Lewis Chapel Southern Methodist Church. To to the family or in memory of John Edward Murray, please

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Cleveland Wesley Peebles

Dec 25, 1953 - Feb 03, 2024

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Waynesboro, MS

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 16, 2024 at 11:00 AM at New Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Shubuta. Rev. Steven Willis will serve as officiating minister. Interment will follow at Davenport Cemetery. There will be a viewing period Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Turner Funeral Home, and Friday, February 16, 2024, from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at New Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. To to the family or in memory of Cleveland Wesley Peebles, please

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Reshana Diann Walley

Feb 08, 1980 - Feb 04, 2024

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Waynesboro, MS

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10:30 AM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in State Line, with Rev. Albert Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Simpson Cemetery. There will be a viewing period Friday, February 9, 2024 from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Turner Funeral Home, and Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. To to the family or in memory of Reshana Diann Walley, please

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