Mississippi took a regrettable turn into the past Tuesday when Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act – a red herring title for the right to refuse service to the GLBT community on religious grounds.

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Obituaries

William H. (Bill) Richey passed away April 13, 2019 after a short illness at the age of 76. He was born in Hanoverton, Ohio on September 11, 1942. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Richey and Camille Richey Kelton; sister, Barbara Amon, and brother, John. He is survived by his…

Royce Lee Kimbrell of Wynnewood, Oklahoma was born to Lee Kuin and Lillie Elizabeth (Helm) Kimbrell on December 9, 1930 east of Wynnewood, Oklahoma and passed from this life on April 12, 2019 at his home at the age of 88 years. Royce graduated from Wynnewood High School. On November 26, 1952…

Bill Blackwood Jr., 77, of Washington, formerly of Elmore City, passed away April 12, 2019 at Norman Regional Hospital. He was born June 29, 1941 in Elmore City, Oklahoma, the second of six children born to Bill Blackwood Sr. and Zettie Faye (Fuller) Blackwood. He attended high school in Elm…