Obituaries

Julia Caldwell
B: 1933-07-08
D: 2021-01-18
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Caldwell, Julia
Jolene Beasley
B: 1965-08-25
D: 2021-01-18
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Beasley, Jolene
Derek Edwards
B: 1990-09-24
D: 2021-01-17
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Edwards, Derek
Clifford Barnette
B: 1928-06-04
D: 2021-01-15
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Barnette, Clifford
Maxine Richardson
B: 1931-03-13
D: 2021-01-15
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Richardson, Maxine
Karen Bishop
D: 2021-01-13
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Bishop, Karen
Raymond Robinson
B: 1941-06-16
D: 2021-01-12
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Robinson, Raymond
Rhonda Stapp
B: 1966-05-19
D: 2021-01-10
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Stapp, Rhonda
Marty Mazzella
B: 1940-02-25
D: 2021-01-05
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Mazzella, Marty
Rodney Jordan
B: 1929-07-22
D: 2020-12-29
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Jordan, Rodney
Brandy McCoy
B: 1977-12-16
D: 2020-12-26
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McCoy, Brandy
Joseph Ellzey
B: 1941-01-24
D: 2020-12-24
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Ellzey, Joseph
Juleyann Massey
B: 1955-04-25
D: 2020-12-23
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Massey, Juleyann
Margaret Kibbey
B: 1953-04-16
D: 2020-12-21
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Kibbey, Margaret
Michael Wood
B: 1948-01-02
D: 2020-12-16
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Wood, Michael
William "Billy" Boney
B: 1970-05-27
D: 2020-12-15
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Boney, William "Billy"
Brenda Everett
B: 1941-07-08
D: 2020-12-08
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Everett, Brenda
William Jeffcoat
B: 1952-07-22
D: 2020-12-05
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Jeffcoat, William
Michael Toche
B: 1956-10-01
D: 2020-11-30
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Toche, Michael
Santos Villegas Rodriguez
B: 1950-04-28
D: 2020-11-29
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Villegas Rodriguez, Santos
Jami Ryan
B: 1972-09-21
D: 2020-11-27
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Ryan, Jami

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Stephen and Jennifer Hilton, President
Email: shilton@smfs.us
Website: smfs.us
Toll Free Phone: 2288723637
Office Phone: 2288723637
Fax: 22888723638

Stephen A. Hilton, President of Southern Mississippi Funeral Services.  Southern Mississippi Funeral Services is a family owned business and all the staff will treat you like family.   He has over 35 years of funeral experience and during that time he has served many families, as well as other positions in the funeral industry.  He brings his knowledge and experience to make funeral services to  best accommodate  the families we serve.  

His wife, Jennifer, works locally as an administrator in the school system. Jennifer is instrumental in assisting our staff when necessary.  She is well versed in her skills and knowledge and is an asset to the company.

They have one child, Jonathan, who is very supportive of his family.

Wayne E. Hennig, General Manager
Email: whennig@smfs.us
Website: smfs.us
Toll Free Phone: 2288723637
Office Phone: 2288723637
Fax: 22888723638

Wayne brings multiple years of experience in the funeral industry to Southern Mississippi Funeral Services.  He oversees the day to day business operations and is readily available for any questions you may have.   His background is very diverse and can communicate his skills and talents in the position he holds.  He specializes in pre-needs as well as the needs of families.

Charlotte Hennig, Administrator
Email: chennig@smfs.us
Website: smfs.us
Toll Free Phone: 2288723637
Office Phone: 2288723637
Fax: 22888723638

Charlotte brings a variety of experiences to the position she holds.  She is a retired real estate agent as well as an executive assistant in the law enforcement field.  She has a master's degree in psychology and is willing to share her knowledge and experience with families that are in need.  She has stepped into the administrative position with complete confidence and expertise in a variety of fields.  

Betty Jean Hilton, Office Administrator
Email: bjhilton@smfs.us
Website: smfs.us
Toll Free Phone: 2288723637
Office Phone: 2288723637
Fax: 22888723638

Mrs. Hilton is the matriarch of Southern Mississippi Funeral Services.  She retired from a local school district.  She brought her children up in this community and now is using her talents for the families and staff.  

Valerie Mabry, Care Center
Email: vmabry@smfs.us
Website: smfs.us
Toll Free Phone: 2288723637
Office Phone: 2288723637
Fax: 22888723638

Valerie comes to us from Mobile, Alabama and holds a dual license in Mississippi. She prefers to specialize as our top embalmer yet serves as a funeral director when needed.  She is  an expert in her field.  She works behind the scene and maintains the care center.  She specializes in cremations.  

Logan Brooke Hilton, Administrative Assistant
Email: Lbhilton@smfs.us
Website: smfs.us
Toll Free Phone: 2288723637
Office Phone: 2288723637
Fax: 22888723638

Ms Hilton is the instructional trainer within the company.  She consults with various vendors and staff to keep on top of the funeral business.   She was the assistant administrator and now serves Southern MS Funeral Services as a consultant.