James Byrd, 83, of Lamar, died Jan. 24, 2017, in Lamar. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a contractor.
Kathryn Cooper, 87, of Potts Camp, died Jan. 23, 2017, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo.
Mattie B. Jackson, 71, of Chicago, Ill., died Jan. 23, 2017, in Chicago. The widow of Robert Jackson, she was a member of the Chicago Board of Education for 24 years.
Otis Mychal Jeffries, 54, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 29, 2017, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
James W. Jones, 78, of Byhalia, died Jan. 25, 2017, at Ashland Health and Rehab. He was a former carpentry worker.