Obituaries

Ms. Peggy Smith Lara
March 10, 2014
A memorial service for Peggy Smith Lara, 60, will be at 1:30

p.m. Aug. 16, 2014, at Chapel Hill Methodist Church, Choctaw County, Ackerman.
An Ackerman native, she was born Dec. 25, 1953, to the late Lucine and Betty Jean Card Smith. Mrs. Lara died March 10, 2014, in Joliet, Ill., from complications of a rare form of cancer. Burial was March 14 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.
Survivors include her husband, Arturo Lara Sr.; five children, Zane Smith, Mandy Debosz, Arturo Lara Jr., Joseph Lara and Carrie-Anne Smith; one brother; three sisters; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Woodlawn Funeral Home of Joliet was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. John Robert Fondren
July 29, 2014
Funeral services for Mr. John Robert Fondren, 73, were held at Macon Pentecostal Church in Macon, MS on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. Rev. Jimmy Guy officiated. Burial followed in the Brooksville Cemetery in Brooksville.
From Ackerman Mississippi, Mr. Fondren was a retired welder of B&W. Mr. Fondren died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
Survivors include wife, Dianne of Brooksville, MS; daughters, Suzzette Freshour of Waynesboro, MS, Paula Griggs of Macon, MS; sons, Danny Jernigan of Ackerman, MS, John Fondren, II of Ackerman, MS, Karl Jernigan of Macon, MS, Tommy Jernigan of Macon, MS; sister, Elsie Edwards of Ackerman, MS; 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Blake Jernigan, Michael Griggs, Austin Jernigan, Dakota (Coty) Weaver, Drew Jernigan, Colby Jernigan, Tucker Griggs and Hunter Griggs.
Family suggests memorials to Macon Pentecostal Church in Macon, MS.
Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.