Fran Leber

Fran Leber 1934-2018

Frances “Fran” (Troup) Leber, 83, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. She was born June 20, 1934 in Washington DC. During her childhood, her family moved back to the mid-west to Rockford, IL, where Fran grew up. Fran attended Lincoln, Jr. High and East High School. She was active in sports and GAA. She … Continue reading Fran Leber 1934-2018

George Vockroth 1928-2020

Known for his love of science and keen sense of fun, George Byrom Vockroth, aged 92, passed away peacefully at home on September 2, 2020. He is greatly missed by his family and friends. George was a resident of Jackson and Terry, MS and formerly a resident of New Orleans, LA. He grew up in … Continue reading George Vockroth 1928-2020

Steve Bollinger 1938-2021

Stephen Fielding Bollinger, age 82, of Glen Allen, Virginia died January 23, 2021 at St Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Charles Aubrey and Irene (Colbert) Bollinger and was the husband of Mary Margaret (Boyles) Bollinger. After receiving his PhD at Tulane University, Steve spent … Continue reading Steve Bollinger 1938-2021

Joe Clayton

Joe Clayton 1938-2021

Joseph Edward Clayton, 83, of Clinton, Mississippi, passed away at home Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from congestive heart failure. His wife of 52 years, Mary, was by his side until the end. He was born in Williamston, North Carolina, on August 30, 1938, and loved to tell tales of the mischief he got into as … Continue reading Joe Clayton 1938-2021

Mary Margaret and Steve Bollinger

Mary Margaret Morrison Bollinger 1947-2022

Mary Margaret was born on Feb. 12, 1947 in Laurel, where she graduated from R.H. Watkins High School. After graduation from Millsaps College, Mary Margaret pursued a career as an elementary school teacher. With her young family, she relocated several times, living for several years in Columbus. When her children were older, Mary Margaret decided … Continue reading Mary Margaret Morrison Bollinger 1947-2022

Sawandi Olugbala 1953-2020

Sawandi (Dwight Meredith) Olugbala was a passionate advocate for justice. A native of the Delta, he remembered his small-town Mississippi youth filled with segregated water fountains and blacks-only schools. He was quoted in a national article about convicting Klansmen decades after their crimes, “If somebody commits a murder, or a crime, and gets away with … Continue reading Sawandi Olugbala 1953-2020

Brian Heffner 1962-2020

Brian Keith Heffner, age of 58, passed away on March 5, 2020 following a tragic accident in his home. Brian grew up with his family in Ocean Springs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He followed in the footsteps of his father, a draftsman and surveyor, by studying construction and design. He graduated from Mississippi State … Continue reading Brian Heffner 1962-2020