2021-02-11

Tipper

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David John Tipper, 66, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Choctaw General Hospital in Butler. He was born in Birmingham, England on October 3, 1954 to Kenneth Arthur Tipper and Norah Mary Sollars Tipper. An avid outdoorsman, he had been employed as a forester at several area land management and timber companies. His hobbies included collecting Ford […]

Dunagan

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Lois Virginia Dunagan, 80, of Jackson, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born in Mobile on May 10, 1940. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Leroy. She had also owned and operated The Bargain Shop for more than 40 years in Jackson. She was dedicated to caring for others and […]

Davis

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Debra Lamar Davis, 62, traded time for eternity on Feb. 11, 2021 at her home in Grove Hill. She was born on Sept. 18, 1958 to Jessie L. Smith and Betty McClure Smith in Carterville, Ga. Debra relocated back to Grove Hill in 2015 to live with her beloved sister, Donna. She united with the St. Paul Baptist Church in […]

Shaw

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Donna Kay Shaw, 74, of Jackson, passed away February 12, 2021. Donna was born November 13, 1946 to parents Earl and Eddrye Evans Porter. Mrs. Shaw was a devoted Christian and was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family and showing the love of Jesus to all who came in contact with her. When she had […]

Altham

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Marian Smith Altham, 78, of Walker Springs, transitioned from this life on February 11, 2021 at her home with family. She was born to Edward and Pat Smith in Manchester, England on May 4, 1942. She loved traveling and bird watching with the love of her life, best friend and partner of 57 years, Keith. She enjoyed spending time with […]

Fuller

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Earlene Eva Fuller, 94, of Jackson died February 13, 2021 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born April 19, 1926 in Scyrene to Edgar Marion Hicks and Ida Bradford Hicks. She was a former seamstress at Vanity Fair Mills. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Winn. She is survived by three sons, Billy (Sue) […]

Bell

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Robert Alexander Bell, 66, a native and resident of Jackson, better known to family and friends as “R.B.,” peacefully traded time for eternity on Feb. 7, 2021. He was born Oct. 9, 1954 to Luvater Calvin Bell and Joe Bell Sr. Robert To know him was to love him. He had a zest for life that was always openly shown. […]

2021-02-11 E-Edition

Old First Baptist Church of Whatley comes down

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The old First Baptist Church of Whatley was demolished Monday. The building has been unoccupied for about the last five years after the congregation built and moved into a new church home nearby. The church is one of the oldest African-American churches in the area, having been organized in 1890. The church was rebuilt in 1913 and again in 1948 […]

17-year-old THS student brings loaded gun to school

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A Thomasville High School student who brought a loaded handgun on to school property Monday was reported and turned over to the Thomasville Police Department. The individual is a 17-yearold male student, according to Thomasville Superintendent Garth Moss. His name was not released but he was charged with possession of a forbidden item on school property and the case turned […]