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Josh Smith

WALNUT -- Services for Corporal Kenneth Josh Smith, 32, were held Thursday, Oct. 4 at Crossroads Arena with burial at Lone Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Tippah County.

Josh Smith, or, as Chelsea lovingly referred to him, "Kenny," born June 24, 1986, was a devoted father and husband. He worked hard to provide for his family, making sure their needs were met before his own. He was a respected officer with the Mississippi Highway Patrol since 2007. He dedicated his talents to build his career, working from Motorcycle Patrol to the SOG unit, and currently a proud member of the SWAT team. While friends and family always held a fear of the unknown that comes with a career dedicated to serving others, Josh served fearlessly in whatever capacity he was needed to fill. While he enjoyed many things in life such as fishing and hunting with Bryson or drinking milkshakes and riding the Razor with his favorite little girl, Lilly Poo, family was the most important thing in life. Josh and Chelsea enjoyed life together no matter what they did. It could be as simple as riding in the old yellow Dodge, working on cars, or the countless remodels to their new home. They loved each other passionately. He also loved hosting friends and family at home for a cookout, eating Mexican food with Josh and Stacie, or just gathered around the fire pit sharing his always funny stories or teasing each other; he was a joy to be around. When he wasn't serving others, he turned a hobby working on automobiles into a second career that he enjoyed with his wife. While Josh leaves a void that will never be filled, the pride that his family and friends have for the outstanding man he was will carry on forever.

Survivors are his wife, Chelsea Smith of Walnut; one son, Bryson Lane Smith of Walnut; a daughter, Lilly Kate Smith of Walnut; his mother, Vickie Clark of Walnut; his father, James Smith and wife Mary of Walnut; three brothers, Brandon Jones and wife Dana of Walnut, Canon Hawkins and wife Dezaray of Walnut, and McKenzie Clark and wife Bethanie of Corinth; four sisters, Tonya Vick and husband Ricky, Sharee Carter and husband Dusty, and Michelle Wilbanks, all of Walnut, and Kelly Smith of Florida; other brothers, Josh Russell and wife Stacie, Tommy Garrett and wife Shelley, and Jesse James, all of Walnut; other parents, Tim James and wife Kim of Walnut.

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Ruby Rickman

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David Dawson

WHITE BLUFF, Tenn. — Funeral services for David Daniel Dawson, 75, are set for 2 p.m. Sunday

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David Lee Johnson, Sr.

Funeral services for David Lee Johnson, Sr., 66, of Iuka, were held Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery.

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Cindy Miller

A memorial service for Cindy Miller, 60, was held Saturday, Oct. 6 at Farmington Baptist

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Billy Lambert

IUKA -- Funeral services for Billy E. Lambert, 85, were held Saturday, Oct. 6 at Cutshall Funeral

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Billie Childress

CHEWALLA, Tenn. -- Funeral services for Billie Hanson Childress, 76, were held Sunday, Oct. 7 at

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John R. Kent Sr.

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Lula K. Horne

IUKA -- Services for Lula K. Horne, 85, were held Friday, Oct. 5 at First Freewill Baptist Church

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Odell Crum

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Thurman Beene

GLEN -- Funeral services with Military Honors for Thurman Zebedee Beene, 73, were held Friday, Oct.

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Zyariah Southward

A graveside service for Zyariah Lillian Gene Southward, 1 month old, of Corinth, was held Friday,

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Linda Ann Shelton

Funeral services for Linda Ann Shelton, 68, of Corinth, were held Saturday, Oct. 6 at Macedonia

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Lawrence Meeks

HERNANDO -- A memorial service for Lawrence Meeks, 83, formerly of Kossuth, was held Saturday, Oct.

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Alma Mcauley

IUKA -- Funeral services for Alma Ruth Mcauley, 76, were held Saturday, Oct. 6 at Cutshall Funeral

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Ruthie Barnes Green

IUKA -- Funeral services for Ruthie Barnes Green, 88, were held Friday, Oct. 5 at Cutshall Funeral

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Amanda Felks

Funeral services for Amanda Layne Felks, 58, of Corinth, were held Friday, Oct. 5 at Shady Grove

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Ruth Ingram

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Services for Ruth "Mama Ruth" Spencer, 64, were held Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Brush

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Doris Walker

Funeral services for Doris Jean Walker, 62, of Corinth, were held Thursday, Oct. 4 at Pleasant

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Donny Richardson

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Harold Melton

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