Obituaries Jerry Porter. By ... Mary Alice Smith, 76, passed away March 26, 2022, at University of Mississippi Medical Center. A funeral service was held April 2 at Pine ... 79, passed away March 10, 2022. A graveside service was held April 5 at Sardis M.B. Church Cemetery in Hazlehurst. House of Peoples Funeral Home handled. Mr. Thomas “T. Ray” Ellis, 82, of Sardis, MS, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022. T. Ray was born on May 29, 1940 in Tyro, MS to the late Nina Conrad Ellis and Joseph Thomas “J.T.” Ellis. A native of Tate County, MS, he made his home in Sardis where he was a faithful and dedicated member of First Baptist Church.