Douglas George Gosa, Belmont, NC

Douglas George Gosa, age 72, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015, at his home.  A native of Spalding County, GA, he was a son of the late Sam Ethron and Mattie Mae Smith Gosa, and devoted husband of 34 years to Maria Julian Gosa.

Al Styron, Union, MS

Dr. Alvis Holmes Styron II, 56, passed away, Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at his residence in Union, Mississippi.  He was born on January 10, 1958 to the late Alvis Styron and Julia (Sullivan) Styron in Jackson, Mississippi.  

Al is survived by his wife, Carol (Thompson) Styron; son, Alvis Holmes Styron III; daughters, Heather Ann Cress (Colin), Holly Lynn Owens (Jackson);  stepchildren, Kyle Donald Barth, Kirsten Kaye Barth and Katie Lynn Barth; one sister, Lynn Styron Swindle (Jay); two grandchildren, Owen Cress and Charlotte Cress.

Along with his father, Al was preceded in death by a daughter, Laura Styron. 

Visitation will be Friday, December 26, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee, MIssissippi.  Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, December 27, at 10:30am at First United Methodist Church of Magee with interment to follow in Sharon Presbyterian Cemetery in Magee.  Rev. Billy Owen,  Rev. Colin Cress and Rev. Buddy Keyes will officiate.  Also, a special memorial service will  be held at Union United Methodist Church, Union, Mississippi at 2:30 pm on Sunday, December 28, 2014.  Online condolences may be made at





Mary Butler Lemon, Mendenhall, MS

Mary Butler Lemon, 76, of Mendenhall, passed away, Saturday, December 20, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family and friends.  She was born on September 24, 1938 to Charlie Ross and Jewell (Dickerson) Butler in Smith County, Mississippi.

Mary is survived by husband, Paul Lemon; her two daughters; Robin Yates Webb (James, Jr.) and Cathy Yates Halliwell, two sisters; Birtie Kennedy, Dorothy Whitfield (Curtis), five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Samuel Thomas, Jr.; three brothers, Charles Butler , Billy Butler (Lucy) and J. D. Butler.

Visitation will be Monday, December 22, from 5-8:00 pm at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee, MS.  Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, December 23, at 10:00am at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel in Magee with interment to follow in Southern Memorial Gardens in Magee.  Online condolences may be made online at