Reginald G. Hope Jr., 21, departed this life on Saturday, July 4, 2020 while in University Hospital Trauma Unit in Mobile. He was born May 27, 1999 to Lelia Ann Pritchett and Robert Hope Sr. He was educated through the Clarke County Public School System. He united with the Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Walker Springs. Construction was his […]



Pamela Ann Horton “Pam” Ryser, 68, of Jackson, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at her home. She was born June 13, 1952 in Grove Hill to the late Glover Wade Horton Sr. and Gwendolyn Finch Horton. She was a member of Good Springs Baptist Church. She was previously employed with the Clarke County Board of Education as a first-grade […]



William Merrill Faircloth Jr., 74, of Thomasville died July 2, 2020 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born April 6, 1946 in Mobile to William Merrill and Jewell Woodham Faircloth. Bill started his ministry in 1984 and served as pastor of Liberty Baptist Church for the past 18 years. Bill would have everyone to know what a great Savior he has […]



O.C. Wilson, Jr., 99 of Thomasville died July 1, 2020 at his home. He was born June 18, 1921 in Thomasville to O.C. and Flossie Wilson. During WWII. He worked in the Panama Canal Zone as a military aircraft sheet metal worker, repairing damaged aircraft. After WWII, he worked mostly in Louisiana at Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Natchitoches, and Rayville. He […]



Peola Pugh, 85, affectionately known to her family and friends as “Madea,” was called home to her eternal resting place June 2, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif. She was born April 2, 1935 in Grove Hill to loving parents, Stephen Pugh and Hattie Pugh. She was the ninth child out of ten children. Completing her education in Alabama, Peola was […]



Edith Marie Sims, 84, of Coffeeville, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Pineview Nursing Home in Waynesboro, Miss. She was born in Coffeeville on March 19, 1936 to George Bedwell and Gladys Roberts Bedwell. She was a member of Center Point Baptist Church in Coffeeville. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an exceptional […]



Mary White Ownbey, 94, died June 27, 2020 after suffering a stroke at her home in Augusta, Georgia. She was born August 21, 1925 in the West Bend community near Coffeeville to Frank Earl White Sr. and Helen Carnathan White. She was the seventh of eight children. Mary loved the Lord Jesus Christ and lived her life with faith, courage […]

2020-07-02 E-Edition

Century Plant blooms for the 4th

The old saying, “A watched pot never boils” is true when it comes to waiting for a century plant to bloom, says Jackie Williams of Chance. She and her husband, Ray, have an Agave Americana at their home in Chance. The plant is often called a century plant because it is said to bloom only once in 100 years. The […]

Jackson’s PCA mill extends shutdown

Packaging Corporation of American is extended the temporary shutdown of both its paper machines and the packaging operation in Jackson. The extended shutdown is for the months of July and August and is blamed on the continuing slowed paper sales as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made June 25. PCA announced in April that it […]