Local news for Laurel, Ellisville & Jones County


Thomas J. Bender

Thomas J. Bender, 72, of Laurel, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Forrest General Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.

Chapel of Angels Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sam Ellzey

F. L. "Sam" Ellzey, 65, of Soso, died Monday, May 1, 2017, at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel. He was born Monday, December 10, 1951, in Laurel.