Josette Neri Ponder, Mendenhall, MS

Josette Neri Ponder, 92, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017; she was a former resident of Mendenhall. Visitation will be held at Tutor Funeral Home in Mendenhall on Saturday, January 14, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Services will follow in the chapel at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Adean Bishop, Magee, MS

Adean Bishop, 92, passed away on December 23, 2016, at Lakeview Place Assisted Living in Magee.  She was born on March 10, 1924, to her parents, the late William Zeb Moree and Elizar (Stringer) Moree in Marion County. 

John Ray Busby, Mendenhall, MS

John Ray Busby, 85, of Mendenhall, MS passed from this life into the arms of his Lord and Savior on December 19, 2016.  He was born on January 2, 1931 to the late Carey and Erma Thames Busby in Magee, MS.  John was introduced to what would become a lifelong passion for the sport of football as a left tackle for the Magee High School Trojans.  He excelled with a special talent earning him a full football scholarship to the University of Southern Mississippi which he declined to proudly serve his country by joing the United States Air Force.