JUANITA BLANCH PAGE GARDNER

April 10, 1931 - May 13, 2018

Services for Juanita Blanch Page Gardner were held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood, MS.

Mrs. Gardner, age 87, died on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, MS.

She was born on April 10, 1931 to the late Jack and Gussie Blaylock Page and lived in Morgan City for 49 years. She was a retired teacher’s aide and sitter for the elderly, and she was a member of Morgan City Baptist Church. Mrs. Gardner is preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Lee Gardner, and two sons, John Gardner and David Gardner.

She is survived by her two daughters, Dolly Lloyd of Lewisville, AR, and Teresa Johnson of Vicksburg, MS; two sons, Paul (Cindy) Gardner of Madison, MS, and Jerry (Cindy) Gardner of Morgan City, MS; two brothers, Sammy Page and Bobby Page; sister, Jewel Wittenbeen; twenty-one grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood, and on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m until service time. Rev Matthew Morgan officiated the services. Pallbearers were be Robbie Lloyd, Brad Lloyd, Nicky Gardner, Daniel Gardner, Zack Gardner, Jamie Johnson, Shon Myatt, and Mickey Orear. Honorary Pallbearers will be Sonny Johnson, Donald Ray Hodges, Jr, Darrell Keith Chamblee, and Jeremy Bruce Crenshaw. Interment followed in Itta Bena Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Morgan City Baptist Church.

Wilson & Knight was in charge. Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com

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DAWN MARIE SULLIVAN COURTNEY

Dawn Marie Sullivan Courtney, 48,homemaker,  of Louise, died  Monday, May 14, 2018 at her home surrounded by family.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Straight Bayou Baptist Church Cemetery, Louise; preceded by a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Interment will be in Straight Bayou Baptist Church Cemetery, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.

Dawn was born November 9, 1969, the daughter of Thomas Warren Sullivan, Jr. and Virginia Ann Doten Sullivan.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Louise.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Jeffrey J. Courtney; two children, LeeAnnMarie Courtney of Louise, and Jeffrey Alan Courtney of Louise; and one brother, John Sullivan of Straight Bayou.

Pallbearers are: Billy Hodnett, Wesley Carr, Bobby Carr, Rufus Courtney, Tommy Sullivan, and Geoff Still.

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Melba Ables Halbrook

Melba Ables Halbrook, age 93, of Arkadelphia, passed from this life on mother's day, Sunday, May 13, 2018 at her home. She was born February 17, 1925 in Belzoni, MS the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucille Weems Ables. Melba was a retired school teacher and a member of the Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed doing genealogy in her free time. Melba was preceded in death by her husband, John Cullum Halbrook, Jr.

Survivors are two sons, Bill Halbrook of Friendship and John Cullum Halbrook III (Martha), of Meridian, MS, four grandchildren, Laurie Halbrook Harrison, Elizabeth, Patricia and Christopher Halbrook, and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Presbyterian Church, 201 Pecan Street, Belzoni, MS 39038, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home of Belzoni, MS.

Visitation will be from 2:00 - 3:00 PM at the church.

Interment will be in Belzoni Cemetery at Belzoni, MS; under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.

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