Obituaries 04-06-23

April 05, 2023


Nov. 18, 1966-April 4, 2023

Funeral services for Jennifer Lynn Mosley, 56, of Eucutta, will be at 11

a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from the Chapel of Freeman Funeral Home,

with Rev. Pat Patterson and Rev. Mickey Walls officiating. Visitation

will be from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from the Parlor of

Freeman Funeral Home.

Following the funeral service, interment will take place at Goodwater

Cemetery in Clarke County.

Born in Hattiesburg on Nov. 18, 1966 to James Watkins and Juanell

Watkins, she was a member of Eucutta Independent Church. She worked as

an Accountant with Whitestone Transportation.

She died on April 4, 2023 at her residence.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny Mosley of Eucutta; her mother,

Juanell Watkins of Bolinger, Ala.; two sons, Heath Mosley and Seth

Mosley, both of Eucutta; a daughter and son-in-law, Brandi and Shawn

Thornton of Yellow Pine, Ala.; two brothers, Austin Watkins of Bolinger

and Andy Watkins of Pensacola, Fla.; and two grandsons, Eric Thornton

and Ethan Thornton, both of Yellow Pine.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Watkins, and a son, Eric


Pallbearers will be John Green, Dillon Green, Luke Green, Eric Thornton,

Scott Lofton, Dewayne Pryor, Shawn Thornton and Ethan Thornton.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements.


Nov. 13, 1951-April 4, 2023

Funeral services for Carol Platt Busby, 71, of Waynesboro, will be at 2

p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2023 from the Chapel of Freeman Funeral Home,

with Dr. Steven Bruns officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on

Thursday, April 6, 2023 from the Parlor of Freeman Funeral Home.

Following the funeral service, interment will take place at Waynesboro


Born in Laurel on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1951 to Lamar and Maxine Platt, she

graduated from Waynesboro Central High School in 1969 and later became a

member of the first graduating class of dental hygienists from the

University of Mississippi Medical Center.

She married Arthur George Busby III on June 10, 1972. She retired as a

Dental Hygienist and well as Co-Owner of Busby's Garden Center and

Landscaping in Waynesboro, She was a member of First United Methodist

Church for more than 40 years.

She died on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at Asbury Hospice Facility in


She is survived by her loving husband of more than 50 years, Arthur

George Busby III; two daughters and a son-in-law, Nicole Marasca of

Mobile, Ala., and Blair and John Dolan of Ellisville; two

granddaughters, Emma Marascca of Mobile and Kinsley Doland of

Ellisville; her sister-in-law, Marion Ann Busby Poirier of Hattiesburg;

a niece and her spouse, Michelle Poirier and Jody Varner of Jackson; a

nephew, Robert Poirier of Atlanta, Ga.; a great-niece and three


She was preceded in death by her parents, Lamar and Maxine Platt; her

brother, Jerry Platt; and her mother-in-law, Marion Busby Stevens.

Pallbearer will be Frank Johnston, Clayton Rainwater, Ben Graves, Dan

Lomax, Timothy Anderson and John Dolan. Honorary pallbearers will be

Doug and Wilda Everitt. Also serving as honorary pallbearers will be The Great Eight Social Group, including Hope Johnston, Julia Waller, Sherry Clark, Barbara Graves, Mary Jo Britton, Louise Rainwater and Bibba Hertz.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements.


June 5, 1935-April 2, 2023

Funeral services for Ottis C. Henderson, 87, of Waynesboro, were

conducted on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from the Chapel of Freeman Funeral

Home, with Rev. David Grayson officiating.

Interment followed at County Line Cemetery in State Line.

Born in Waynesboro on Wednesday, June 5, 1935 to Ottis C. Henderson and

Myrtle Henderson, he was a member of County Line Baptist Church. He had

worked as a Crane operator.

He died on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at his residence, surrounded by his

loving family.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Henderson and

Todd Holifield of Piave and Angie and Charles Shirley of Waynesboro; two

special daughters, Cindy Finnell and Jazlyn Bunch Lee; a sister and

brother-in-law, Pamela and Tommy Singleton of State Line; seven

grandchildren, Brandon Bunch, Kevin Goode, Michael Henderson, Matthew

Henderson, Kimberly Breland, Christina Bunch and Dakota Shirley; 18

great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Carol Henderson; his

father, Ottis C. Henderson; his mother, Myrtle Henderson; a son, Michael

Henderson; a daughter, Kimberly Henderson; and two grandsons, Clifford

Goode and Colby Shirley.

Pallbearers were Ottis Carl Henderson, Jared Henderson, Nick Bunch,

Caine Rigney, Randy Lee, Wayne Stevens and Mitchell Evans.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.


April 8, 1948-March 28, 2023

Graveside services for Steven Osten Corley, 74, of Waynesboro, were

conducted on Monday, April 3, 2023 from Winchester United Methodist

Church Cemetery, with Tom Walker officiating.

Born in Shreveport, La., on Thursday, April 8, 1948, he died on Tuesday,

March 28, 2023 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Elizabeth Rayner Corley of

Waynesboro; four sons and a daughter-in-law, Steven R. Corley of San

Diego, Calif., Ellery Corley of Tucson, Ariz., Johnny and Jerri Mashburn

of Buckatunna and Samuel Mashburn of Buckatunna; his daughter and

son-in-law, Mary Ann and Shaun Waite of Millry, Ala.; his brother,

Timothy Corley of Tucson; his sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Larry

Kinyon of Victorville, Calif.; and a host of grandchildren and


He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Henrietta Powe; and

his sister, Candice Corley.

Pallbearers were Seth Waite, Canaan Waite, Will Mashburn, Tyler

Mashburn, Hunter Sullivan, Daniel Dees and Justin Lewis.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Ellisville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


June 11, 1933-March 22, 2023

A celebration of life service for Clifton Earnest Cran, Jr., 89, of

Randolph, were conducted on Saturday, March 25, 2023 from First Assembly

of God Church in Pontotoc, where he was a member, with Brother Larry

Smith officiating.

Interment followed at Hartwell-Tutor Cemetery in Randolph.

Born in Waynesboro on June 11, 1933, he earned a Bachelor of Science

degree from Mississippi State University then served in the United

States Army, spending most of his tour in Germany.

He was employed by the U.S. Department of Defense and was stationed at

the Albuquerque Seismological Observatory. He installed and calibrated

seismograph stations in more than 100 countries around the world. During

this time, he took a leave of absence to attend graduate school in

Geophysics at the University of Mississippi. He later worked for the

U.S. Minerals Management Service, doing geophysical mapping of offshore

areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

Upon retirement, he moved to Randolph, where he farmed and raised cattle

until his second retirement.

He died on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at the Mississippi V.A. Veteran's

Home in Oxford.

He is survived by his wife of more than 52 years, Louise Hollway Cran;

their son, Clifton Earnest Cran III; one brother, Michael Earnest Cran

of Bumpass; a sister, Dorcus Bowlin of Smithdale; and numerous nephews,

nieces, great-nephews and nieces and great-great-nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton Earnest and Elizabeth

Stanley Cran; and his siblings, Stanley Cran, Martha Cran, Mary Cran,

Barbara Cran Gray and William R. Cran.

Pallbearers were Leo Mask, Mike Bowen, Mike Aston, Evan Stewart, Johnny

Ridling and Warren Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Spears, Dr.

Steve Montgomery, Ricky Britt, James Hubert Aston, Dr. Darryl Hamilton,

William Cran, Jeffery Gray, Gary Hamilton and Anthony Cran.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Gideon's

International, P.O. Box 535, Pontotoc, MS 38863.

Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of arrangements.


March 26, 2023

On Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 11:37 a.m., Cain Cochran had his last

moment, holding hands with his Mother, Father, Sister and Uncle. We

hugged and kissed him goodbye. He tried so hard, every day, to stay with

us, but his heart transplant did not come in time. He is irreplaceable

for everyone who knew him.

It took no effort to fall in love with Cain. It's as easy as seeing

his smile or hearing him speak. We are at a loss for ways to describe

him. He made something special out of every moment.

A gathering was conducted on Friday, March 31, 2023 from Audubon Funeral

Home in Slidell, La. Attendees were asked to wear red, as it was

Cain's favorite color.

In lieu of flowers, thoughts and prayers, the family is asking everyone

to become an organ donor and support Donate Life America. There are so

many families that can be saved from this horrible empty feeling.

Memories may be shared at

Audubon Funeral Home of Slidell, La., was in charge of arrangements.

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