Obituaries 09-08-22

September 07, 2022


June 2, 1965-Sept. 5, 2022

Graveside services for Brantley Bazor, 57, of Waynesboro, were conducted

on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 from White House Cemetery, with Rev. Jesse

Long III officiating.

Born on Wednesday, June 2, 1965 to Fred Bazor, Jr., and Betsy Helen

Bazor, he was a graduate of Clara High School and Mississippi State

University of Forestry. He worked as a Forester for Bazor Timber

Company. He was of the Methodist faith , having been a member of Clara

United Methodist Church.

He was an avid outdoor enthusiast. He loved deer hunting with his

friends in the Dry Creek Hunting Club. He enjoyed deep sea fishing and

was proud of his Grand Slam wild turkey collection. He also enjoyed

cross-country trips with his wife and beach trips with his children.

He died on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022 at Southern Living Specialty Care

Residency in Waynesboro.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Tina Bazor; his father,

Fred Bazor, Jr.; two daughters, Brittney Bazor (Thomas) and Jennifer

Volrath (Blake); and his son, Brant Bazor.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betsy Helen Bazor; and his

grandparents, Fred Bazor, Sr., Yuba Bowling, Percy Bowling, Terry Ross

and Priscilla Ross.

Pallbearers were Justin Rigney, Thomas Rigney, Rusty Crane, Jason

"Cheeseburger" Yates, Doug Perry and Gaston Hutcherson.

The family gives a special thanks to Stan Trigg and the staff of

Southern Living Specialty Care for making Brantley's final days


An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.


Jan. 1, 1930-Sept. 2, 2022

Graveside services for Beatrice E. Jones, 92, of Waynesboro, were

conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 from Trinity First Baptist Cemetery,

with Dr. Richard Bradley and Rev. Ronald Boober officiating.

Born in Bangor, Maine on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1930 to the late Seth Albert

Watts and Dorothy Mae (Clark) Watts, she was a member of Trinity First

Baptist Church. She was retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse at South

Central Regional Medical Center.

She died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 at Wayne General Hospital.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Rev. Ronald F. and

Audrey Boober of Waynesboro and Gregory Allen Boober of Eddington,

Maine; two sisters, Barbara Fogg of Portland, Maine and Audrey Keeling

of Ada, Okla.; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and five


She was preceded in death by her husband, James V. Jones; her father,

Seth Albert Watts; his mother, Dorothy Mae Watts; her brother, Melvin

Watts; and a great-grandson, Aaron Mizell.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.


April 9, 1935-Sept. 2, 2022

Funeral services for Louise Hinton Overstreet, 87, of Biloxi, were

conducted on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022 from the Chapel of Freeman Funeral

Home, with Ricky Pittman, Rev. Dr. John M. McCay III and Rev. David

Tennyson officiating.

Born on Tuesday, April 9, 1935 to the late Annie and Arvis Hinton, she

graduated from Clara High School with honors in 1954, continuing on to

graduate from Mississippi Baptist Hospital's Gilfoy School of Nursing

with a Registered Nursing degree in 1957. She spent most of her career

working as an R.N. in Labor and Delivery.

She attended Handsboro United Methodist Church in Gulfport, where she

was actively involved in church activities.

She died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 at Ochsner Medical Center in New

Orleans, La., due to complications from a massive stroke.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Janice Dixon and

Karen and Blake Stanley; her son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Rhonda

Dixon; five grandchildren and their respective spouses, Megan and Grant

Ross, Daniel and Kayla Dixon, Tyler and Ashley Newman Dixon, Britany

Mosley and Brock and Dr. Montana Kirkwood; her sister, Betty H. Davis;

eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Annie and Arvis Hinton; her

brother, Edward Hinton; her sister, Bonnie Dearman; a grandson, T.J.

Cooley; and a special friend in Sterling Daniels.

Pallbearers were Ron Smith, Kelton Pitts, Daniel Dixon, Tyler Dixon,

Brock Kirkwood and Grant Ross. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Davis,

Landry Smith and Jayden Pitts.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.


Aug. 23, 1954-Sept. 5, 2022

A private memorial service for John Franklin Waller, 68, of Petal, will

be conducted by his family and friends.

Interment will follow at Waller Ridge Cemetery.

Born in Laurel on Monday, Aug. 23, 1954 to the late Virgil and Catherine

Waller, he worked as a Cafeteria Supervisor at Forrest General Hospital

in Hattiesburg.

He is survived by a host of cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Waller; his mother,

Catherine Waller; and his brother, William L. "Bill" Waller.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro iss in charge of arrangements.


March 28, 1969-Aug. 20, 2022

Funeral services for Sharon Ramey Turner, 53, of Waynesboro, were

conducted on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022 from St. Luke Missionary Baptist

Church, with Pastor Micah J. Scott, Sr., officiating.

Interment followed at Waynesboro City Cemetery.

Born on March 28, 1969, she worked at Lowe's Home Improvements.

She died on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022 in Atlanta, Ga.

She is survived by her brother, Robert Ramey; her son, DeQuan Conner;

her mother, DeLores Ramey Gaines; her sisters, Priscilla Gamblin, Rhonda

Davis and Mattie McFarland; and a special grandson, Reign Conner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcus Turner; and her father,

Robert Ramey.

McDonald and Sons Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of