In Memoriam

Octavia Jones Cooper

October 9, 1936 ~ December 1, 2020 (age 84) Obituary Octavia Jones Cooper was born October 9, 1936 to the late Alice and Joseph Jones in Springfield, Louisiana.  She was the fifth born of five siblings. Octavia completed elementary, middle, and high school in Springfield, Louisiana. Upon graduation from high school in 1954, she attended Southern University A …

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Melvin Jones

Final Arrangements for Melvin Jones are as follows: Wake- Friday November 20, 2020 Mt. Olive CME 3-6pm Celebratory Service of Life for close friends and family -Saturday, November 21, 2020 10AM. Masks, social distancing, and all other Covid-19 guidelines will be strictly enforced. Services will be live streamed at Mt Olive CME Facebook page. Please …

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Melvin Jones

Melvin passed away on Sunday November 15, 2020 in Memphis, TN. Melvin was from Hayti and graduated with the class of 1972. In addition to his wife, Melvin Jones is survived by his children, Caleb Jones of Phoenix, Arizona; Joshua Jones of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Rachel Jones of Charlotte, North Carolina and Sarah Jones of …

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Thelma A. (Key) Holmes

Thelma Key was a 1952 graduate of Hayti Central School. Her siblings are Ernestine, Charles, William Earl, Ruth and Lloyd. She was married to Sam Holmes for many years.

Dorothy Townson Grayse

 Services for 73 year old Dorothy Jean Grayse of Hayti will be held Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. at the Divine Holiness Church in Caruthersville with Pastor Jamie Jones officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 25th at the Divine Holiness Church from 12:30 p.m until 1:30 P.M. Burial will be in Evergreen …

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Dorothy Townson Grayse

 Services for 73 year old Dorothy Jean Grayse (Townson) of Hayti will be held Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. at the Divine Holiness Church in Caruthersville with Pastor Jamie Jones officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 25th at the Divine Holiness Church from 12:30 p.m until 1:30 P.M. Burial will be in …

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Jimmy Shepard

He passed away on September 13, 2020. His funeral was held September 19, 2020. He was the husband of Annie Lou James from Hayti, MO.

Juanita L. Henry

We are saddened beyond words to share that our beloved sister, Juanita L. Henry, transitioned from labor to reward on Sept. 14, 2020.Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Homestown, MO on Wednesday, September 23rd @ 1pm CST, Rev. Gary Tobar officiating.Visitation: Tuesday, September 22nd, 5pm – 7pm, Carter Funeral Home, Caruthersville, …

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MaShone L. West-Talmadge

MaShone Laurie West-Talmadge, 46, of Dinwiddie, VA, died on Thursday, September 10, 2020. She was the daughter of Denise and Howard West. Services were held on Thursday, September 17, 2020 in Dinwiddie, VA. The interment will be held at St. Peters Cemetery, St. Louis, MO on Monday, September 21, 2020. Howard West is currently married …

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Joel Curtis Cooper

Joel Curtis Cooper September 07, 1934 – July 21, 2020 Joel Curtis Cooper, affectionately known as “Billy” –a nickname bestowed by his paternal grandmother who wanted to have a grandson named Billy, entered this world on September 7, 1934 as the 5th child of 12 children (11 sons and 1 daughter) born to the union …

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