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St. Joseph runs away from Claiborne in South State Quaterfinals

By PATRICK ERVIN,

St. Joseph Fighting Irish head coach James Hunter knew that Thursday night’s 68-51 win over Claiborne County in the quarterfinals of the South State Tournament was bittersweet. His starters played so well in the first half that from the opening play of the second half, officials invoked mercy rule and allowed the clock to run uninterrupted.


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Thomas Murphree Jr.

Thomas Murphree Jr.

VICKSBURG — A memorial service for Thomas D. Murphree Jr., 79, of Vicksburg, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Glenwood Funeral Home, Vicksburg. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.


Lona Franklin

Lona Franklin

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Lona Franklin, 52, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Brown-McCullum & Lewis Mortuary Chapel, Leland. She died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.



Robert Brown Jr.

Robert Brown Jr.

GREENVILLE — Memorial services for Robert Franklin Brown Jr., 85, of Greenville, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Mortimer Funeral Home, Greenville. He died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at his residence.


Lorayne Upchurch

Lorayne Upchurch

HOLLANDALE — Lorayne Rodgers Upchurch, 97, of Hollandale, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 3, 2020. Lorayne was born on December 31, 1922 in Josephine, Texas, to Longino and Zelma Eubank Rodgers and moved to the Mississippi Delta when she was 2 years old.


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