Obituaries 04-18-24

April 17, 2024


May 14, 1941-April 15, 2024

Funeral services for Julia "Judy" Pearl Henry Hulsey, 82, of Waynesboro,

will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2024 from the Chapel

of Freeman Funeral Home, with Dr. DeJuan Walley, Kim Tynes and Dr.

Arthur Wood III officiating.

Interment will follow at Waynesboro Cemetery.

Born on May 14, 1941, she lived a life filled with love, laughter and

service to others. A lifeline member of Calvary Baptist Church, her

faith was an integral part of her life.

She taught multiple ages and classes, but her favorite was teaching

first-grade Sunday School. He commitment to her church extended beyond

the classroom, as she volunteered at Samaritan's Closet and taught at

Vacation Bible School each summer. One of her proud moments was going on

a mission trip to Honduras.

She was an avid seamstress, and there was always a a revolving door of

people who loved to visit her for clothing alterations. She was also

renowned for her culinary skills, especially her coconut cake, cornbread

dressing and chicken and dumplings. No one ever left her home without

being offered something to eat!

When she wasn't sewing or cooking, she enjoyed writing poems, studying

the Bible and talking on the phone, which was her favorite pastime.

Judy and her husband, Herbert's, love story spanned more than six

decades, and they enjoyed playing dominos and card games with friends.

She had a special way of offering advice and opinions that were as

honest as they were hilarious. Bless her heart, she always meant well

and her unique blend of humor and sincerity left a lasting impression on

everyone luck enough to know her.

She died on Monday, April 15, 2024 at Asbury Hospice, surrounded by her

loving family. We can rest assured that she is now in her eternal home

with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, likely already hemming the

angels' robes and offering them a slice of her heavenly coconut cake.

She is survived by her sisters, Annette Henry and the late L.J. West,

and Barbara Henry and Tommy Holley; her children and their respective

spouses, Debbie and Mike Myers, Wanda and Eric "Poncho" James, Keith and

Jennifer Hulsey and Scott and Kelly Hughes Hulsey; six grandchildren,

six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews who will miss

her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Jackson Henry and

Eunice Busby Henry; her devoted husband of 61 years, Herbert Tolar

Hulsey; her sister and brother-in-law, Betty Henry and Howard Tiner; and

her brother and sister-in-law, Julious Edward and Naomi Henry.

Pallbearers will be Chris Stallings, Blake Husley, Jack Rice, Drew

Hulsey, Wes Hunter and Jerry Hopkins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the

Children's Ministry or the foreign mission fund at Calvary Baptist

Church in Waynesboro (615 Court St., Waynesboro, MS 39367).

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements.


March 15, 1948-April 6, 2024

Funeral services for Clifton "Skillet" Patton, 76, of Collins and

formerly of Buckatunna, were conducted on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from

Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Darron Chapman


Interment followed at the church cemetery.

Born on March 15, 1948, he was a Veteran of the United States Army and

was retired from the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

He died on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Collins State Veteran's Home in


He is survived by his son, Clifton James Patton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, four brothers and a


An online guestbook can be signed at

Turner Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.


June 6, 2004-March 29, 2024

Funeral services for Darryous Olivas, 19, of Waynesboro, were conducted

on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from Chapel Hill Baptist Church, with Rev.

Danny Ray Bolton officiating.

Interment followed at Waynesboro Cemetery.

Born on June 6, 2024, he was a Hip-Hop Artist.

He died Friday, March 29, 2024 at Wayne General Hospital.

He is survived by his stepson, Kaiden Hall; his daughter, Sa'Riyah

Olivas; his father, James Jones; his mother, Leticia Olivas Williams;

his brother, Cody Jones; his sisters, Deja Conner, Claire McKenna,

Jamekia Leggins and Kiera Leggins; and his grandmother, Collie Jones.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Turner Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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