Lucy Merle Cowan
91, of Glendale Community
Lucy Merle Cowan, 91, of the Glendale community; died March 19, 2020; retired from the University of Southern Mississippi; burial in Lumberton Cemetery in Lumberton.
72, of Petal
Bonnie Crosby, 72, of Petal; born to Carl Booth and Lillian Booth Horn; died March 16, 2020; worked in the accounting and financial industry for many years; mother of one son (Timothy S. Crosby of Sanford, Florida) and one daughter (Pamela Ball of Petal); burial in Forrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Carl Smith “Butch” Ellis
77, of Hattiesburg
Carl Smith “Butch” Ellis, 72, of Hattiesburg; born to Ariel Wall Ell and Alma Grace Adams; died March 22, 2020 at his residence in Hattiesburg; retired photographer; husband to Debbie Welch; father of two sons (Lea Ellis of Iron Mountain, Michigan, and Andrew Ellis of Lynchburg, Virginia) and three daughters (Kellye Winfield of Lynchburg, Dana Casper of Hattiesburg and Angela Dennis of Florida); burial in New Augusta Cemetery.
Gabrielle Lyann Fincher
25, of Sumrall
Gabrielle “Gabi” Lyann Fincher, 25, of Sumrall; born to Lance and Bridgett Fincher; died March 21, 2020; loved church and praying for people; burial in Midway Cemetery.
Charles Terry Gipson
80, of Purvis
Charles Terry Gipson, 80, of Purvis; born to Mr. and Mrs. Otis T. Gipson; died March 20, 2020; retired from the physical plant at the University of Southern Mississippi; father of three sons (Charles Barry Gipson of Gulfport, Ronald Bryan Gipson of Robertsdale, Alabama, and John Patrick Gipson); burial in Coaltown Cemetery.
Nicki Michelle Greenwood
33, of Sumrall
Nicki Michelle Greenwood, 33, of Sumrall; born to Phillip Saucier and Jeanne Saucier; died March 22, 2020, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg; member of Rawls Springs Baptist Church; wife to Bob Greenwood; mother of two sons (Tyler Greenwood of Sumrall and James Strickland of Petal).
Wilford “Paw” Hartfield
71, of Oak Grove
Wilford “Paw” Hartfield, 71, of Oak Grove; born to A.D. and Elouise Hartfield; died March 20, 2020, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson; member of Sandy Run Worship Center; husband of 28 years to Mary Hartfield; father of one son (Kevin Hartfield of New Albany) and two daughters (Lisa Hartfield of Denton, Texas, and Jenifer Pulliam of Oak Grove); burial in Hartfield Cemetery in Hattiesburg.
Frances Matilda Jordan
85, of Hattiesburg
Frances Matilda Jordan, 85, of Hattiesburg; born on July 25, 1934, to George and Matilda Jenkins in Houston, Texas; died March 19, 2020, at her home in Hattiesburg; first African American to be employed at the University of Southern Mississippi; mother of seven children (Mark Jordan, Ezekiel Jordan III, Pamela London, Elena Jordan-Tate, Mary Ann Jordan, Thomas Jordan and Michael Jordan).
60, of Hattiesburg
Kevin Kuhn, 60, of Hattiesburg; born to Malcolm and Elise Kuhn; died March 21, 2020, at his home in Hattiesburg; bookstore manager at Jones College; husband to Mary Kuhn; father of two sons (Korey Kuhn and Kishan Patel, of Hattiesburg) and one daughter (Asha Byars of Belzoni); burial in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Chalmette, Louisiana.
Ela Ruth Manale
80, of Lumberton
Ela Ruth Manale, 80, of Lumberton; born to Thomas and Willie Rose Jones; died March 17, 2020, at Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg; member of Caney Baptist Church; mother of two daughters (Melissa Riley of Slidell, Louisiana, and Monica Manale of Chalmette, Louisiana); burial in Caney Baptist Church Cemetery.
68, of Sumrall
Robert Nobles, 68, of Sumrall; born to Elder and Marie Nobles; died March 18, 2020, at his home in Sumrall; construction at Wesley Hospital; husband of Carolyn Nobles; father of one son (Matthew Nobles of Sumrall); burial in Midway Baptist Church Cemetery.
87, of Sumrall
Lucille Watts, 87, of Sumrall; died March 17, 2020; burial in Military Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ellen A. “Mert” Williamson
79, of Sumrall
Ellen A. “Mert” Williamson, 79, of Sumrall; born to Watson and Evie C. Stringer; died March 19, 2020, at her home in Sumrall; member of Melba Baptist Church; mother of four sons (Ronnie, Tim, Mark and Chris Williamson, all of Sumrall) and one daughter (Judy Sanford of Sumrall); burial in Williamson Cemetery.