Jimmie E Anderson (98), of Purvis, passed away on July 29, 2022. Burial is in Richburg Cemetery, and Moore Funeral Service handled arrangements.
David Bennett (64), of Petal, passed away on August 1, 2022. Jones and Son Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Shelly Engberg Benson (65) passed away on July 21, 2022. Visitation will be from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 5 at Forrest Funeral Home, with a service to follow.
Ira Lee Easterling (95), of Petal, passed away on July 26, 2022. Burial is in Hillcrest Cemetery, and Moore Funeral Service handled arrangements.
Pauline “Polly” Everett (89), of Sumrall, passed away on July 29, 2022. Burial is in Military Baptist Church Cemetery, and Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Buford Hugo Ezell (88), of McLaurin, passed away on July 31, 2022. Burial is in McLaurin Cemetery, and Moore Funeral Service handled arrangements.
Elisabeth Danette Firth (b. April 1, 2022) passed away on July 27, 2022. Burial is in Woodlawn Cemetery North, and Moore Funeral Service handled arrangements.
Robert E. Hendrix, Jr., known as “Bob” among family and friends, was born on March 13, 1946 to Robert and Violet Mae (Thompson) Hendrix in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. On July 2, 2022 Bob passed away in Houston, Texas at 76 years of age.
Bob is survived by his son, Robert E. Hendrix, III and wife Cassandra; and his sister, Sue Enlow. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Carterville Baptist Church, 1115 Carterville Rd, Petal, MS 39465.
Memorial contributions in Bob’s honor may be made to the Petal Education Foundation, P.O. Box 948, Petal, MS 39465. Online donations may be made by visiting petaleducationfoundation.org, Robert E. Hendrix Scholarship Fund.
William (Bill) Eugene Hughes died at Forrest General Hospital on July 29, 2022. He was born on September 12, 1932, in Centreville, MS, the oldest son of Clarence E. Hughes and Willie Mae (Smith) Hughes. He is a graduate of Centreville High School (William Winans Institute), the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Alabama where he received a Ph.D. in physics. He held a one-year post-doctoral fellowship at Alabama before accepting employment at Stetson University in DeLand, FL. After five years in Florida, he accepted the position of Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy at Southern Mississippi, a position he held for most of his career. He retired in 2003 as Professor Emeritus. His area of research was electron spin resonance in which he authored several scientific papers in international refereed journals. One of his favorite activities was developing physics teaching apparatus for high schools and designing laboratory experiments, a project for which he and a colleague worked on for multiple years and produced a well-received laboratory manual.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nancy, two sons, and five grandchildren. His surviving sons are Thomas Farr Hughes of Clinton, MS and David Clarence Hughes of Knoxville, TN. His first son, William, Jr. of Gulfport, MS, died in 2015.
Apart from his academic accomplishments, Bill was a Navy veteran having served as a Boatswains Mate on the USS Grand Canyon AD-28. He was a member of University Baptist Church in Hattiesburg where he served in several capacities. He was a member of the Rotary club of Hattiesburg for over 50 years serving as secretary, treasurer, and president of the club. Astronomy was a hobby in his early years, and he was always pleased that he could interact with so many local people by sponsoring field trips to USM’s Observatory.
A private family service will be held at Roseland Park Cemetery in Hattiesburg. Memorials may be made to University Baptist Church, 3200 Arlington Loop, Hattiesburg, MS 39401.
Sgt. Robert Henry Madden Sr. (75) passed away on August 1, 2022. Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4 at Jones and Son Funeral Home, Hattiesburg. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 5 at Jones and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chambliss Cemetery.
Anita L (Hundand) McClinton (56) passed away on July 29, 2022. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5 at Big Quarters Cemetery. Trinity Funeral Services handled arrangements.
Angela Jones McInnis (75) passed away on August 1, 2022. A service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 4 at Maxie United Methodist Church, with burial to follow. Moore Funeral Service is handling arrangements
Therese “Tee” Mercier Morgan (93), of Hattiesburg, passed away on July 31, 2022. Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, and Moore Funeral Service is handling arrangements.
Minnie Pearl (Pulliam) Robnett (76), of Hattiesburg, passed away on August 2, 2022. Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4 at Trinity Funeral Services in McHenry, with a service to follow. Burial will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 5 at Biloxi National Cemetery.
James Miller Runnells (77) passed away on July 31, 2022. Burial is in Slade Missionary Baptist Church, and Moore Funeral Service handled arrangements.
Aaron Timothy Scarborough (45), of Petal, passed away on July 28, 2022. Trinity Funeral Services handled arrangements.