Melba Darlene Mays, 66, of Coldwater, died Jan. 29, 2017, in Oxford. The widow of Henry Lee Mays, she was a member of Generation Church Ministry in Sardis.
Barbara J. Freeman Rayford, 75, of Holly Springs, died Jan. 30, 2017, at Holly Springs Rehab and Health. Assistant librarian at Rust College, she was a member of St.
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.