Obituaries

Alois Ware
B: 1935-04-09
D: 2018-02-09
View Details
Ware, Alois
Debra Lamb
B: 1953-12-27
D: 2018-02-04
View Details
Lamb, Debra
Jim Farrow
B: 1940-11-25
D: 2018-02-03
View Details
Farrow, Jim
Wilma Nelson
B: 1931-04-13
D: 2018-01-31
View Details
Nelson, Wilma
Carolyn Keith
B: 1931-08-19
D: 2018-01-19
View Details
Keith, Carolyn
Howard Carnathan
B: 1939-07-19
D: 2018-01-14
View Details
Carnathan, Howard
Travis Mask
B: 1946-09-09
D: 2018-01-13
View Details
Mask, Travis
Tommie Beasley
B: 1933-11-28
D: 2018-01-10
View Details
Beasley, Tommie
John Redden
B: 1947-05-11
D: 2018-01-08
View Details
Redden, John
Betty Floyd
B: 1945-08-06
D: 2018-01-02
View Details
Floyd, Betty
Alice Long
B: 1941-12-09
D: 2017-12-25
View Details
Long, Alice
Ruth Young
B: 1929-01-26
D: 2017-12-19
View Details
Young, Ruth
Ollie Ruth
B: 1924-08-14
D: 2017-12-17
View Details
Ruth, Ollie
Isaac Kennedy
B: 1922-09-22
D: 2017-12-05
View Details
Kennedy, Isaac
Antonia Lopez
B: 1955-09-09
D: 2017-12-01
View Details
Lopez, Antonia
Deanna Hammons
B: 1964-11-14
D: 2017-12-01
View Details
Hammons, Deanna
Judy Skelton
B: 1946-03-01
D: 2017-11-26
View Details
Skelton, Judy
Jack Dempsey
B: 1945-03-07
D: 2017-11-21
View Details
Dempsey, Jack
Ann Crane
B: 1931-05-15
D: 2017-11-17
View Details
Crane, Ann
Doris Bowen Ballard
B: 1939-08-10
D: 2017-11-05
View Details
Bowen Ballard, Doris
Gerald Anderson
B: 1928-06-08
D: 2017-11-04
View Details
Anderson, Gerald

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
5257 Raymond Avenue
Tupelo, MS 38879
Phone: (662) 566-1127
Fax: (662) 566-8769

Estate Settlement

Sometimes estate settlement is one of the hardest aspects of dealing with the death of a family member. This doesn't have to be the case if proper preparation of all estate documents took place prior to the death. If you have the services of an experienced estate lawyer at your disposal, there can be even less worry and strife.

What is Probate?

Probate: the official proving of a will. The probate process is intended to establish the legal validity of a will but it involves so much more than merely confirming that the signed, witnessed, and registered copy of a will is authentic.

The Probate Process

In addition to proving in a court of law that the deceased individual's will is valid, probate also declares the probate process also involves:

  • identifying and inventorying the deceased's personal and real property
  • having the property appraised
  • paying debts and taxes
  • distributing the remaining property as the will (or if there is no will, then state law) directs

What Happens When There is No Will

When someone dies without leaving a dated, signed and properly witnessed will, the court decides who should receive the deceased's assets. It won't matter what your familial relationships were really like; the state will award property and cash to the survivors based solely on their legal relationship to the deceased. This is called dying 'intestate'. Generally only spouses, common-law spouses, and blood relatives inherit under intestate succession laws. 

All this can be avoided, if you take care of things ahead of time. When you leave documents that clearly state who you wish to get your property and cash after you die, you better support your survivors in coming to terms with your death without leaving them with a lot of unnecessary distress.

Hiring an Attorney

Losing a loved one can be an overwhelming experience and when you add in estate settlement issues, the months following the death can be much more than we bargained for. That's when it might be advantageous to hire an attorney.

When faced with this situation, it's best to turn to the experts in estate settlement. 

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.