Christine Woodard, 56, of the Frankville community answered the Master’s Call Feb. 26, 2019 while at her sister’s residence. She was born Dec. 31, 1962 to King Issac and Mealia Howell Woodard. She loved fishing, singing and spending time with family. Left to cherish her memories her three daughters, Latoya Woodard of Jacksonville, Fla., Danielle White of Jackson and Lakindra […]



Lillie Bell Mose Mosley, 82, of the Barlow Bend community, entered into eternal rest Feb. 19, 2019 at Emory Decatur Hospital in Decatur, Ga. She was born to Katie Mae Goodwin and Johnnie Mose. A former member of James Chapel Baptist Church, she later joined Union Chapel Baptist Church in Barlow Bend. Before failing health, she loved gardening and spending […]



Emanuel King Sr., 86, answered the Master’s call on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, surrounded by his family at his residence in Leroy. He was born Oct. 21, 1932 to Melissa Gwinn Moore and Nathan Moore Sr. in the Carson community. A lifelong dedicated member of the Good Stone AME Zion Church, formerly Mt. Stoney, in Leroy, he served in many […]



Louretta Jackson Armstead, 51, a resident of Jackson, answered the Master’s call on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, while at Mobile Infirmary Hospital. She was born April 5, 1967 to Caesar and Carrie Thomas Jackson. She was a member of the Jackson High School Class of 1986, as well as a faithful and dedicated member of Carlton AOH Church where she […]



George Richard “Dickie” Long, 77, of Jackson, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2019 in the city that he loved. He was born Feb. 15, 1942 to Edith and John Long in Biloxi, Miss. He served as mayor of the City of Jackson for 16 years and prior to that, he served as a City Council member. He was also […]



Samuel Lee Finney, 54, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 28, 2019 at his residence. He was born January 3, 1965 to Samuel and Shirley Finney in Jackson. He attended church at the First Assembly of God Church in Jackson. The assistant chief with the Winn Volunteer Fire Dept., he was also a certified NRA pistol instructor and enjoyed shooting competitions, […]



James Gordon “Big Daddy” Clolinger, 80, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 26, 2019 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Oct. 1, 1938 to Jacob and Beville Clolinger in Jackson. He was a member of McCann’s United Methodist Church in Jackson. He had been employed as a crane operator at Boise Cascade. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Alabama football and swapping stories […]



Troy Allen Beck, 49, of Jackson passed away Feb. 26, 2019 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was born Feb. 6, 1970 to Jimmy and Rhonda Beck in Jackson. He was a member of River Hill Baptist Church. A painter and sand blaster, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and cookouts with family and friends during his spare time. He was also […]


Tammy Wynette Pendleton, 47, a native and resident of the Whatley community, made her earthly transition on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 while at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born April 4, 1971 to Cleveland and Martha Pendleton Hunt. She gave her life to Christ, uniting with the First Baptist Church in Whatley where she served faithfully until her health […]

‘Big Luke’ busted in Packers Bend

The Clarke County boundary sign is visible about a football field length away from the mobile home on the Packers Bend Road. Close but never good enough. Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris suspected that the mobile home just inside of Monroe County was the source of illicit drugs coming into his county but he had been powerless to do anything […]