Alice Earlene McLendon Prewitt passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson as she lost her battle to cancer.  She was 76.

Born February 28, 1942, she was a native of Braxton, Mississippi and raised in Belzoni, Mississippi.  She was the daughter of the late Javis Shelby McLendon, Sr. and the late Alice Grantham McLendon.  She was a 1960 graduate of Belzoni High School.  She married James M. Prewitt on November 22, 1961.  She retired from the Mississippi State Tax Commission in 1996 following 30 years of dedicated service.  She lived faithfully for the Lord.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings: J.S. McLendon, Jr; James A. McLendon; William “Bill” McLendon; Hattie M. McLendon Lloyd; Mrs. Ernie L. McLendon Hawkins; Mr. Franki D. McLendon; and Howard McLendon.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James  M. Prewitt; daughter, Renee’ Pickett (Charles); her siblings: Willie Pearl McLendon McCauley (John); T. Jerry McLendon; Bobby Joe McLendon (Kathy); and Benny McLendon (Cissy); grandchildren, H. Lee Pickett and Bradley J. Pickett; great granddaughter, Arlie; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Fannin, 101 Church Rd. in Brandon, Bro. Ron Bird officiating.  Interment followed in First Baptist Church of Fannin Cemetery.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to all of the nurses, physicians, and medical staff of Baptist Hospital that cared for Mrs. Prewitt during her recent hospitalization.



Mrs. Bridgette Pumphrey Turner, 44, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.  The funeral service was held Sunday, September 16, 2018, at 4:30 P.M. at Oxford-University United Methodist Church with Reverend Eddie Rester and Reverend Warren Black officiating.  Burial followed in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born on April 6, 1974 in Memphis, TN, Bridgette was a member of Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Bridgette was a hardworking business owner and proud to represent the name of Dominos as a Franchisee.  Beloved by her employees, Bridgette was known to donate pizzas for large causes or as a simple gesture to friends for a weeknight meal.  She was fiercely devoted to her family and adored her son, John Preston.  Friends, family and acquaintances alike will remember Bridgette’s joyful personality and encouraging spirit.  Bridgette was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Smith “Smitty” Pumphrey and her mother-in-law, Nancy Turner.

Survivors include her husband, Preston Turner of Oxford; a son, John Preston Turner, Jr. a freshman at Oxford High School; her mother, Jackie Hignite of Olive Branch, MS; a sister, Kimberly James of Memphis, TN; a brother, Eddy Hignite of Memphis, TN and her father- in- law, Jack Turner of Oxford, MS.

Memorial contributions in Bridgette’s memory may be made to Oxford-University United Methodist Church Building Fund, 424 S. 10th Street, Oxford, MS 38655 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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