Dorothy Dean Fuller, 86, of Isola, died Friday, September 8, 2017 at Washington Care Center in Greenville, with her family by her side.

She was born January 23, 1931, the daughter of Clinton and Annie Lee Burton Bailey.

Her usual occupation for most of her life was a Certified Dietician at both Humphreys County Hospital and Sunflower County Hospital.

She was a member of Buelah Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of Indianola.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Everette Fuller; five brothers and one sister.

Survivors include five children, Charles Everette (Teresa) Fuller of Belzoni, Gerry Gibson of Pensacola, FL, Ann Moore of Leland, Kathie (Steve) Bullion of Terry, and Teresa (Charles) Smith of Belzoni; four sisters, Sue (Milton) Forbes of Isola, Mary Katherine (Don) Lambert of Gulfport, Barbara Ann Lofton of Houston, TX, and Reva Joy (J.M., Jr.) of Mize; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and the funeral services began at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Beulah Baptist Church.

Interment followed at Greencrest Cemetery, Belzoni under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.



Herman Archie Waid, Jr., 64, was born March 6, 1953. He died at South Sunflower County Hospital in Indianola, Mississippi on September 6, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his parents Herman Archie Waid, Sr. and Lois Jane Broadway Waid.

Survivors include his sister, Beverly (Dale) Hale of Indianola, Mississippi; his brother, Tim (Kim) Waid of Canton, MS, and nephew, Waid Durr of Mancos, CO.

Archie was an avid fisherman, scuba diver, and enjoyed his time in the Ozark Mountains. Prior to his retirement he worked for the City of Sarasota, Florida for many years.

Visitation was held from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, September 10, at Eastside Baptist Church in Belzoni, Mississippi with the funeral service following at 2 p.m.



Floyd Earl Hunt, 82, of Belleville, Illinois, born Tuesday, August 27, 1935, in Ackerman, MS, died Sunday, September 3, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL

Floyd worked in construction for 44 years as a heavy machine operator. He was a member of Greenmount Road Church of Christ.

His children remember their father as a great example of a loving and caring father. He truly loved the Lord and taught his children to be self-sufficient, loving, and caring adults. His friends and family loved his sense of humor and for being selfless and loyal to all who knew him. Though Floyd will be greatly missed, he lived a full life and has left a wonderful legacy his family will remember.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Doyle and Mattie nee Henderson Hunt; brother, Devon Hunt; sister, Lenda Weeks; grandson, William Dean Richardson Sr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 1/2 years, Beatrice nee Julius Hunt of Belleville, IL; 8 children, Fay (Brad) Hales of Belzoni, MS, Jon Hunt of Richmond Heights, MO, Brenda (John) Richardson of Freeburg, IL, Sylvia (C.J.) Lerch of Columbia, IL, Jaral (Brenda) Julius, Jr. of Cataula, GA, Robert Julius, Sr. of Belleville, IL, Vicky (Craig) Hundt of Lincoln, NE, David Julius of New Athens, IL; 25 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.

  Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Greenmount Road Church of Christ, with Pastors Shelton Peeler and Phil Rainwater officiating. A second service will take place in his hometown of Ackerman, MS at the Ackerman Church of Christ at a later date. Interment will follow at the Nebo Cemetery in Ackerman, MS.



Michael Keith Hoke, affectionately known as Mike, 58, of Belzoni, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Humphreys County Nursing Center.

He was born March 15, 1959 in Belzoni and was the son of Warren Earl Hoke, Sr. and Mildred Louise Luster Hoke. Mike was a lifelong resident of Belzoni and worked for many years in the catfish farming industry. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Ole Miss Rebels. Mike also loved music of all kinds especially blues and country and spent many hours entertaining the other nursing home residents with his music collection.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerry Wayne Hoke.

He is survived by two brothers, Earl Hoke, Jr. and wife Barbara, and Jack Hoke and wife Roxie, all of Belzoni.

The family received friends Friday, September 8, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until the 3:00 p.m. funeral service at Gooden Lake Baptist Church in Belzoni. Burial followed in Gooden Lake Cemetery.

Burton Funeral Home of Indianola is in charge of arrangements.

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JoAnn Cleveland Ragland, 81, of Belzoni, passed away peacefully Monday, September 11, 2017 at her home with her loving family by her side.

She was born November 26, 1935 in Glen Allan to Timothy Hamilton Cleveland and Louisa Ann Jackson Cleveland.

JoAnn, affectionately known as JoJo, married Robert Curtis Ragland on September 30, 1952. She was retired from Citizens Bank where she worked in bookkeeping for over 30 years. Mrs. Ragland put God first, then husband, children, and grandchildren. She was an outstanding cook and enjoyed flowers and working in her yard. JoJo was a beautiful person inside and out and was a devout prayer warrior. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Belzoni.

Mrs. Ragland was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Mildred Milano, Sara Starnes, and Sue Russell; and one brother, Glenn Cleveland.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 64 years, Rev. Robert C. Ragland, Sr.; two sons, Robert Ragland, Jr. and wife Cindy, and Mike Ragland; one daughter, Tami Ragland Hawkins and husband Bubba, all of Belzoni; one brother, Morris Cleveland and wife Florence of Greenville; nine grandchildren, Andrea, Dana, Robert, Tim, Kristin, Dillon, Jared, Taylor, and Leigh; and ten great grandchildren, Jay, Austin, Sarah Brook, Ellie, Emerson, Blakelyn, Weston, Sawyer, Charlotte, and Emma.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service at First Baptist Church in Belzoni. Burial will follow in Belzoni Cemetery. Burton Funeral Home of Indianola is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, P.O. Box 136, Inverness, MS 38753 or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 654, Belzoni, MS 39038.

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