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Hilda Rae May

Sep 24,2014

Hilda Rae May, 80, of Yazoo City passed away Monday September 22, 2014 , at home surrounded by her family. Visitation will be Wednesday September 24 from 11:00 A.M. till 12 Noon at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Yazoo City. A funeral service will follow at St. John’s with burial at Fletchers Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Yazoo County. Mrs. May was born September 10, 1934 in Yazoo City to Willie & Mary Warren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie & Mary Warren, her brother, William “Billy” Warren & her husband, Roy L. May, Sr. She grew up in the Eden Community. A 1956 Graduate of Gilfoy Nursing School, she enjoyed a long & very rewarding career as a registered nurse serving the Yazoo City Community. A devoted wife & mother, she was a positive influence to many, & a loyal friend to all who knew & loved her. Mrs. May is Survived by her sons; Roy L. May, Jr. of Memphis, TN, David (Tina) May of Brandon, MS, & daughter Carol D. May of Memphis, TN, 3 grandchildren; David Lee May of Brandon, MS, Hope (Chad) Garretson of Braxton, MS, & Warren May of Brandon, MS, 2 great grandchildren, Numerous nieces & nephews, sisters; Ginger Kaye Deluca of Lakeland, TN & Dorothy Faye (Jeff) Gerald of Yazoo City Serving as pallbearers were Danny Castens, Randy McCormick, James Thornhill, Steve Martin, Jerry Isonhood, Dean Temple, Mike Cascio, & tony Brown. Honorary pallbearers were J. C. Nicholson, Woody Humphries, Jimmy Chisolm, Tommy Lynn Castens, & Bobby Lee Isonhood. The family wishes to thank everyone for the telephone calls, cards, visits, & food. A special appreciation to her friend & Oncologist, Dr. James Moore, Lindsay Humphries, RN & Beth Rodgers, RN. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Scott & Continue Care Home Hospice.


Ronald Hugh Wells, Sr.

Sep 18,2014

Ronald Hugh Wells, Sr., aged 67, was called home by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at his home in Yazoo City, MS. He was born November 22, 1946 in McComb, MS to Thelma May Wells and James Hugh Wells, Sr. He graduated from McComb High School and attended the University of Southern Mississippi majoring in graphic arts. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War as a dust-off (Medivac) pilot. After the war, he served 34 years with the Mississippi Army National Guard 185th Aviation Battalion, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. He then worked for Dyncorp International in Columbia, South America until he retired in November, 2013. Mr. Wells was a long time member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, MS. He was preceded in death by a son, Gabriel Lee Wells and a brother, James Daniel Wells. He is survived by his wife, Lindy Marshall Wells, two sons: Ronald Hugh Wells, Jr. and wife, Deidra of Toomsuba, MS; Shane Hathcock and wife, Rhonda of Brandon, MS, and a daughter, Rebecca Emory and husband, Luke of Brandon, Ms; two brothers, Tommy Wells and wife, Phyllis of McComb, MS and James Hugh Wells, Jr. and wife, Cyndi, of Long Beach, MS. He is also survived by grandchildren, Josh and Cohlby Wells, Anna and Adah Hathcock, Maddox Emory, and great-grandchildren, Keaton and Caroline Wells, along with numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS on Wednesday, September 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday, September 18 at 1:00 with funeral services at 2:00 p.m at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, with full Military Honors, will be at the Midway Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Benton, MS.


Rodney Busby

Sep 18,2014

Rodney M. Busby, 59, of Bentonia passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at his residence in Yazoo County. Mr. Busby was a Supervisor for MDOT. He was a member of Ogden Baptist Church. Mr. Busby is survived by his wife Betty Busby, son Joshua Busby, step-son Quinton Passons, daughter Lora Scoby, mother Wilma Fay Busby, and 4 grandchildren; Houston, Olivia, Gavin, and Easton Scoby. Funeral services for Mr. Busby will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Ogden Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Visitation will be from 10-11 before the service at the church. Interment will be at the Ogden Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Stupka will officiate the funeral service. Pallbearers will include Richard Moore, Donald Woodard, B.J. Duell, Sam Powell, Barry Berteau, and Adam Martin.


Nora C. Renfrow

Sep 17,2014

Nora C. Renfrow, 82, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at King’s Daughters Hospital. Mrs. Renfrow was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She was a homemaker for many years. Mrs. Renfrow is survived by her son Henry Glen Renfrow, and grandson Glen Keith Renfrow. She was preceded in death by her husband Carlton Renfrow. Funeral services for Mrs. Renfrow will be Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 2:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 before the service. Pall bearers will be Jerry Dunn, Michael Bates, Chris Anderson, James Taylor, and Glen Keith Renfrow.


Leona Grimes

Sep 08,2014

Leona S. Grimes of Yazoo City, 95, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Mrs. Grimes was a member of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City. She was a Homemaker. Mrs. Grimes is survived by her grandson Jason Hoffman “Shannon” of Laurel, great grandson Tommy Hoffman, great granddaughters; Madison and Mackenzie Hoffman. Graveside Services for Mrs. Grimes will be Monday, September 8, 2014 in Glenwood Cemetery at 2:00. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 at the funeral home before the graveside. The Rev. Lou Hoffman will officiate the service.


Paul L. Rusche

Sep 05,2014

Paul Leroy Rusche, 71, of Benton, Ms. passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Ms. Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Mr. Rusche was retired from many years at Southern Bag Corp. in Yazoo City where he was in sales. He was a member of Trinity Pentecostal Church in Yazoo City. Mr. Rusche is survived by his wife Mary Alice Rusche of Benton, daughters; Kirsten Vila “Jimmy” of Magee, and Cindy Upton “Ray” of Canton, sons; Stuart Rusche “Michelle” of Magee, and Marcus Rusche “ Sheila” of Benton, 11 grandchildren, sister Shirley Veazey of Benton, and Sister-in-law Cathryn Donald of Yazoo City. He was preceded in death by his parents Benard and Annie Mae Rusche. Funeral services for Mr. Rusche will be held Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 am at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. The visitation will be Thursday evening from 5-7 at the funeral home. The Rev. Gary Lonzo, Rev. Glenn Warrington, and Rev. Terry Robbins will conduct the funeral services. The Grandsons of Mr. Rusche will serve as Pallbearers.


George Lammons

Sep 02,2014

George Lammons, 85, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Thursday August 28, 2014. He was the manager of the Pro Shop at The Benton Country Club and a Baptist. Survivors are his brother James Anderson Lammons of Vancleave, MS. he is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews from all over the country. Visitation will be Tuesday September 2 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 then the Graveside services will be AT 1:00 p.m. at Short Creek Baptist Cemetery in Yazoo County. His nephew Rev. Steve Lammons will officiate. Pallbearers are; Larry Scott, Buddy Smith, David Shipp, Gary Golden, William Russell, & Britt Johnson


Laura Graham Bonney Eiland

Sep 02,2014

Laura Graham Bonney Eiland, 94, passed away September 1, 2014 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital of heart failure. She was born April 30, 1920 to Wiley Harrison Graham & Beulah Graham in Phoenix, MS Retired as a Private Duty Nurses Aide with King’s Daughters Hospital she was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband Garnett W. Bonney, son; Garnett W. (Butch) Bonney, 3 grandchildren ; Robbie, Lisa, & Marla Bonney, husband; Howard Eiland, 4 brothers, & 4 sisters. Survivors include sister; Bessie G. Ellis of Benton, MS.,great grandchildren; Allison Guillory, Cameron Cason, Blake Cason, Brandy Bonney & 3 great great granddaughters all of Gonzales, LA., numerous nieces & nephews also survive. Visitation will be Tuesday September 2 starting at 12:30P.M. until the funeral at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Internment to follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Thomas Jerry Chester

Aug 29,2014

Thomas Jerry Chester, Sr. of Yazoo City, 68, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Memphis. Mr. Chester was a Veteran of The United States Army. He was a self employed mechanic by trade for many years. Mr. Chester is survived by his son Tom Chester, Jr. (Lessie) of Yazoo City, and sister Evelyn Chester Freeman of Yazoo City. He was preceded in death by his parents Gordon and Mary Annice Chester. Funeral services for Mr. Chester are 3:00 Friday August, 29, 2014 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1-3 before the service. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate the funeral services. Pallbearers will include Taylor freeman, Jr., Jay Coleman, Bryce Ketchum, Butch Ketchum, Sean King, and Mike Ellzey.


Mary Frances Truelove

Aug 29,2014

Mary Joyce Truelove, 69, of Napoleonville, LA passed away Wednesday August27, 2014 at The heritage Manor Convalesant Nursing Home in Napoleonville, LA. She was a homemaker and of the Pentacostal Faith. Survivors are her daughter; Eva Burgeois & son; Wesley Leach both of Napoleonville, LA, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, step-daughters; linda warrington of Yazoo City, Carolyn Humphrey of Bentonia, Grace Veazey of Galex, TX, step-son; Henry Wayne Truelove of Charenton, LA. Mrs. Trulove was preceded in death by her Husband; Fred Truelove, & 2 Sons; brain Leach & Amos Leach. Services will be Friday August 29 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with internment in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Doug Humphrey will officiate.


Warren J. Liebold

Aug 28,2014

Warren J. Liebold of Yazoo City, 68, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson. Mr Liebold was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church. He was a sewing machine mechanic for Yazoo Uniform, Inc. for many years. Mr. Liebold was a Veteran of The United States Air Force. Mr. Liebold is survived by his wife Sarah Liebold of Yazoo City, sons; Scott Liebold of Douglasville, GA, Wayne Liebold of San Diego, CA, 2 Grandchildren, sisters; Liz Outram of Silverdale, WA, Donna Liebold of Rapid City, SD, and a brother Tommy Liebold of Jamestown, ND. Funeral services for Mr. Liebold are Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Center Ridge Baptist Church in Yazoo County at 11:00. Visitation is from 10-11 before the service. The Rev. Darryl Oster will officiate the service.


Frederick "Fred" David Horne

Aug 26,2014

Fredrick David Horne, 72, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday August 21, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. Retired, he was a Member of Short Creek Baptist Church and a veteran of the U. S. Marines. Survivors are his sons; Davis Milton “Pete” Horne of Oxford & Adam Horne of Cleveland, MS, mother; Viola Colyer Horne of Yazoo City, brothers; Greg Horne of Madison, MS, & Jerry Horne of Wiggins, MS, & sisters; Shirley Horne Pilgrim of Byram, MS, Kay Horne Baggett of Jackson, MS, & Joyce Horne Hutchinson of Florence, MS. Mr. Horne was preceded in death by his wife Amy Carolyn Taylor Horne. Visitation will be Tuesday August 26 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. at Short Creek Baptist Church. Internment will follow in in The Church Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev. Mike Everett will officiate.


Catherine U. Crotwell

Aug 24,2014

Catherine U. Crotwell, 77, of Flora passed away Friday August 22, 2014 at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. A homemaker she was a member of Bentonia Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughters; Marilyn (Durwood) Pettis & Shirley (Gary) Warrington both of Bentonia, son; Henry Guthrie of Flora, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren & 1 great great granddaughter, brothers; Grady Porch of Raymond, MS & Jack (Pat) Porch of Hattiesburg, MS & sister; Dorothy Lancaster of Pearl, MS. Mrs. Crotwell was preceded in death by her parents Henry & Lucy Covey Porch, grandson; Justin Warrington, brothers; John & Woodrow Porch, sisters; Willie Campbell, Marie Guthrie, Erva Mae Morgan, Clara Bell McCoy, Eleanor Briggs, Charlotte McCoy , & Laura Whitehead. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Sunday August 24 12:00- 2:00 P.M. followed by services at 2:00 P.M. Internment will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City with Rev. D. J. Speckner officiating. Pallbearers are Jeremy Warrington, Cody Warrington, Dylan Pettis, Garrett Pettis, Tyler Fears, Bryce Randall, Kyle Purvis, & Thomas Martin. Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Guthrie, Mike Guthrie, Bryan Dumas, & Chuck Tyler.


Everett Nolan Alderman, Sr.

Aug 13,2014

Everett N. Alderman, Sr., 70, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 at VA Medical Center in Jackson. Mr. Alderman worked in maintenance for the Corp. of Engineers for many years. Mr. Alderman is survived by his wife Bonnie Alderman of Yazoo City, son Everett Alderman, Jr. of Yazoo City, daughter Cheryl Alderman Jones of Yazoo City, 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, sisters; Mary Warren of Yazoo City, Linda Hilderbrand of Yazoo City, and Brother Robert Alderman of Tulsa, Ok. Funeral services for Mr. Alderman will be Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 2:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12-2 before the service. Rev. Laurie Cummings will officiate the service.


Minnie Lee Moore

Aug 12,2014

Minnie Lee Moore, 83, of Benton passed away Sunday August 10, 2014 at The Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City. She was a homemaker and a member of Benton Baptist Church. Survivors are numerous nieces & nephews & a brother-in-law Bob Palfrey of Cullman, Al. Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband; Allen Moore, sisters; Ethel Humphries, Willie Bell Pace, Martha palfrey, & Annie Grace Russell, brothers; Pete Hammack, Leon Hammack, & Marlin Hammack. Visitation will be Tuesday August 12 beginning at 12:00 until the 2:00 P.M. services at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Internment will follow in Blackjack Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.


Robert L. "Bobby" McMaster

Aug 11,2014

Robert L. “Bobby” McMaster, 85, of Yazoo City passed away Friday August 8, 2014 at Cannon Hospice in Gulfport. He was a retired District Supervisor for the Mississippi Department of Transportation and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. Survivors are his daughter; Stacy (Donnie) Harris of Olive Branch, son; David (Chris) McMaster of Gulfport, grandchildren; Amy Benefield, Rachel Dyess, Rob Harris, Allan Harris, Jason McMaster, & Renee Adams, great grandchildren; Isabel Agustin, Christopher Dyess, & Tyler Dyess, brothers; Edmond McMaster , & Wayne McMaster both of Vicksburg, & sister; Evelyn Melton of Yazoo City. Mr. McMaster was preceded in death by a son Mark McMaster. Visitation will be Monday August 11 5:00 -7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with graveside services Tuesday August 12 At Bethany Methodist Cemetery on Graball Freerun Road in Yazoo County


George W. Cummings, Jr

Aug 04,2014

George W. Cummings, Jr. , 89, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday August 3, 2014 at King’s Daughters Hospital. A member of 1st Baptist Church, he was a retired Maintenance Supervisor at Mississippi Chemical Corp. Survivors are his wife; Inez Cummings of Yazoo City, daughter; Debbie Cummings (Jerry) Beasley of Corinth, MS, son; Don (Jackie) Cummings of Natchez, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brother; David Cummings of Yazoo City, & sister; Jane Gordon of Yazoo City Mr. Cummings was preceded in death by a son; Robert Wayne Cummings, parents George W. & Lurlene Ivers Cummings, Sr., brothers; Cecil “Bill” Cummings, & Harvey “Buddy” Cummings, sisters; Betty Manor & Joyce Russell. Visitation will be Monday August 4 9:00 -11:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with internment in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Cortez Hutchinson will officiate. Pallbearers are Pat Rush, Robert Cummings, Benton Hayman, Clinton Hayman, Scott Jones, Craig Beasley & Walker Williamson. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Manna House, 301 N. Main St., Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194.


Frances P. Robinson

Aug 03,2014

Frances P. Robinson, 75, of Yazoo City passed away Wednesday July 30, 2014 at Specialty Select Hospital in Jackson. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Survivors are her husband; Eugene Robinson of Yazoo City, daughter Betty Robinson of Yazoo City, adopted daughter; Sybil (Gary) Falcon of Covington, LA, 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, sisters; JoAnn (Paul, Jr.) Adams of Yazoo City & Eloise (Roy) Kyle of Union, MS, brothers; Jerry (Darla) Thrasher of Yazoo City, & Robert (Charlotte)Parker of Fayetteville, NC, niece Judy Rash, & several nieces & nephews. Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by her parents; Claudie Nathan & Verna Plunkett Parker, son; Jack Eugene Robinson, sisters; Peggy Head, Geraldine McGough, Ernestine Parker, & Mattie Ruth Sherrill, & by daughter-in-law Lou Ann McCoy. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Saturday August 2 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Services are Sunday August 3 at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King with internment in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Lori Cummings will officiate.


T.R. (Son) Coleman

Aug 01,2014

Thomas Roland Coleman, a lifelong resident of Yazoo City, went to be with Jesus early Wednesday morning, July 30, 2014. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Sherry Coleman McGraw, father Thomas Sinclair (Mr. Clair) Coleman, mother, Elsie VanCleve Coleman, sisters, Mary Claire Coleman Paul and Earlene Coleman Everett. He is survived by his wife Julia Mae Addington Coleman, sons, Donnel S. (Don) and Thomas N. (Tommy) Coleman, Daughter in law, Ramona Coleman, Grandsons Trent McGraw, Donnel S. (Clair) Coleman II, Thomas P. (Palmer) Coleman, Dalton Cade Coleman, Granddaughters Kristy Kay McGraw, and Lauren Elizabeth Coleman, 4 Great grandchildren, Tanner and Harley Evilsizor (Kristy), Bentley and Bowen Coleman (Clair), brother R.E. (Brut) Coleman and Julia Frances (Dootsie) Frizell, many nephews and nieces and their spouses, children and grandchildren, as well as a wealth of cousins and many, many friends that knew, respected, and loved him. Mr. Son, as he was known by many, was a Christian and was instrumental in helping with the development of and growth of Parkview Church Of God. He was a devoted husband, a great father, and had the kindest, most understanding, warmest, giving heart. He never drank alcohol, never smoked, loved nature and found the most peace and success while working and hunting. He was easy to talk to and if you came to him with a problem he could always come up with a working solution to solve it. Although he only had an 8th grade education, he was an entrepreneur, and an inventor of many farm and timber related machines and equipment, a farmer, a catfish farmer, and a true friend to all that knew him. Funeral services for Mr. Son will be Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Parkview Church of God. Visitation will be from 9-11 before the funeral. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the arrangements. He will be truly missed!'


Margaret Walden Norman

Jul 26,2014

Margaret W. Norman, 75, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at St. Dominics in Jackson. She was a florist and a homemaker. Mrs. Norman was a member of Westwood Baptist Church. Mrs. Norman is survived by her sons; Major Norman, Jr. of Crown Point, ID, and Melvin P. "Minor" Norman of Madison, MS, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great grands, and sisters; Shirley Shelton of Dallas TX, and Betty Nobriga of Pearl, MS. Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Visitation will be from 9-11 before the service. Elder Eugene Norris, and Rev. Jerrod Muller will officiate the service.


Samuel Clayton "Clay" Hanna

Jul 26,2014

Samuel Clayton “Clay” Hanna , 46, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Thursday July 24, 2014. He was a member of 1st Baptist Church. Survivors are his parents; Sammy & Kathaleen Hanna of Yazoo City, Sisters; Traci Hanna Pickett of Brandon, & Dee Hanna of Byram, maternal grandparents Walter & Delia Johnson of Yazoo City. Niece; Kara Pickett & Nephews Mac & Sam Pickett. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Saturday July 26 12:00 -2:00 P.M. followed by services at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Bryan Abel will officiate.


Billy W. Miller

Jul 26,2014

Billy W. Miller, 65, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Miller was a long time employee of AMCO. He was also a Army Veteran. Mr. Miller is survived by his daughter Lisa Saxton "Ty" of Gulfport. grand daughters; Jessica Corrin "Michael" of Gulfport, Heather Miller of Gulfport, and Haley Saxton of Gulfport, grandson Jonathan Miller of Yazoo City, sisters; Liz Callihan of Pelahatchie, Debbie Collins of Yazoo City, Teresa Ables of yazoo City, and Ruthie Wilcher Pelahatchie, brothers; Jamie Martin of Pelahatchie, Buddy Garrett of Pelahatchie, Tom Garrett of Pelahatchie and Sam Miller of Yazoo City, great grandchildren Callie Lovett, and Joseph Miller. Funeral services for Mr. Miller will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3-4 before the service. Gary Henderson will officiate the service.


Maurice "Buddy" Hatchett

Jul 25,2014

Maurice Alexander “Buddy” Hatchett, Jr. Maurice Alexander "Buddy" Hatchett, Jr., (95), of Holly Bluff, Mississippi, died on July 23, 2014 at 1 :35 p.m. at Martha Jo Leslie Veterans Home in Kosciusko, MS. Services will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Visitation will be 9:30-11:00 Friday, July 25, 2014 with funeral at 11:00.Burial will follow the funeral at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Mr. Hatchett was born in the Spanish Fort community, Holly Bluff, Mississippi, on February 19, 1919, to Maurice Alexander "Morris" Hatchett, Sr. and May "Mrs" Hollis Hatchett. Mr. Hatchett married Prevaughn Fairris Martin on December 18, 1948. Mr. Hatchett was engaged in farming until 2007 when he retired at the age of 88. Before the outbreak of World War II Hatchett enlisted in the United States Army in August, 1941, and completed his basic training at Camp Shelby. Because of his superior hunting abilities and marksmanship he was selected to train with an elite group of eight soldiers from different countries to carry out special operations during WWII. On D-Day Hatchett landed 26 minutes before the first wave on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France as part of the 29th Division, 116th Infantry, 2nd Battalion, Company E. Hatchett rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his brave actions on the battlefields. Hatchett was the last charter member of Perry Hunting Club, served as trustee on the Board of Trustees of Holly Bluff Line Consolidated School District, past president and member of the Fifteen Mile Drainage District of Yazoo County, past president of Carroll Gin Company of Holly Bluff, a member of Yazoo County Conservation League, a member of 29th Division Association, Inc. and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his sister, Odeal Hatchett Singleterry, all from Holly Bluff, MS and his brother, William Russell Hatchett of Jackson, MS. He is survived by two daughters, Joyce Ann Perkins of Yazoo City and Nancy Hatchett Maranto of Anguilla; three grandchildren, Joe Frank "Jody" Carson, III of Yazoo City, Anne Maranto Mize of Senatobia, William Hatchett "Chett" Maranto of. Houston, Texas, four great-grandchildren; Cody Alexander Carson and Jack Carson of Yazoo City, Anna James Mize and Emily Vaughn Mize of Senatobia. Pallbearers will be Jody Carson, Chett Maranto, Cody Carson, J.H Mize, Skip Horton, Wix Crawford, Smith Stoner, and Jimmy Huff. Honorary Pallbearers will include Mike Rist Charles Smith, Oscar Goodman, Rachel Riley, and Son Coghlan.


Mary Frances Cotten

Jul 24,2014

Mary Frances Wooten Cotten, 70, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Mrs. Cotten was a retired Beautician. She is survived by her husband James Michael Cotten, Sr., daughter Tracey Cotten Griffith, step son Robert Harris Cotten, and James Michael Cotten. Funeral services for Mrs. Cotten will be Thursday, July 24, 2012 at 11:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-7 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. The Rev Ken Lynch will officiate the service.


E. O. "Buddy" Passons

Jul 19,2014

E. O. “Buddy” Passons, 72, of Bentonia went to his Heavenly Home on July 13, 2014. He served on the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol for 26 years retiring in 1992, as Sheriff of Yazoo County for a term, & on the corrections board for 2 years. A member of Concord Baptist Church, he was also an avid hunter. He is survived by his loving family & many friends. Buddy was preceded in death by his parents Buster & Lorene Passons, his loving wife Rose, brothers; W.A. & Preston Passons. He leaves as survivors his children Michelle (Wayne) Haley of Crystal Springs, MS.,Lana (Billy Joe) Isonhood of Bentonia, MS., & Sondra Passons Farrish of Bentonia, sisters Cornelia (Lloyd) Passons of Bentonia, Sarah Irwin of Bentonia, MS.,& Carolyn (Bill) Cotton of Birmingham, AL, & a host of nieces & nephews. Visitation will be Friday July 18 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City as well as 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. Saturday July 19 followed by services at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home with internment in Central Holmes Cemetery in Yazoo County with full Highway Patrol Honors.


Miller Payne Holmes

Jul 18,2014

Miller Payne Holmes, 94, retired banker, died July 16, 2014 at his home in Ridgeland, MS. Services will be at noon Friday, July 18, 2014 at St. Peter’s-by-the-Lake Episcopal Church, 1954 Spillway Road, Brandon, MS 39047. Visitation will be at 11:00 a.m. in the Church. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City, MS under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Mr. Holmes was born September 14, 1919 in Yazoo City, MS to Herbert Holmes and Ethel Payne Holmes. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was a member of the Yazoo City High School Band. He was selected as ‘Mr. Yazoo High’ and graduated in 1937. He attended the University of Mississippi, graduating in 1941. While at Ole Miss he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and led ‘The Mississippians’ dance band, playing in many venues around the state. After college he joined The Delta National Bank of Yazoo City, but his career was interrupted by service in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He participated as an artillery officer in several campaigns in the Pacific with the Fourth Marine Division, including Saipan and Iwo Jima. After the war, he returned to Yazoo City with his family to continue his banking career, which spanned over 40 years. He served as president of Delta National from 1972 until its merger with Deposit Guaranty National Bank in 1981. He continued with Deposit Guaranty for a time, serving on the bank’s board of directors and as chairman of the advisory boards for the branch banks in Yazoo City and Vicksburg. After a brief period of retirement, he served from 1989 until 1994 with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in New Orleans. It was said that, if you visited him there, he would show you the town as if he had discovered it himself. Miller Holmes was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Yazoo City until moving to Brandon in 1982. He then joined St. Peter’s as it grew from mission to parish status. He served in leadership positions in both churches and as a delegate to Annual Council of the Diocese of Mississippi. His civic activities included service as president of the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and Delta Council, member of the Yazoo County Port Commission and Greater Yazoo Growth and Development Foundation, and supporter of Boy Scouts of America and Yazoo County United Givers Fund. He enjoyed playing golf and traveling as long as his health permitted. While at Ole Miss he met his bride, the former Jean Barksdale of Jackson, MS. They enjoyed more than 72 remarkable years together with her extraordinary support of his business and civic activities. He said, “All it takes for a marriage to be successful is for one partner to be completely unselfish, and that is Jean.” Mr. Holmes was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Herbert Payne ‘Herbie’ Holmes and his wife, Nancy; sister, Katie Holmes Donavan and her husband, George; nephew, Herbert H. Holmes; niece, Kathy Holmes; and daughter-in-law Vicki Smith Holmes. He is survived by his wife; son, Miller P. Holmes, Jr. (Bonnie); daughters, Dale Holmes Simmons (Jim) and Ethel Holmes Moak (Keith). He is also survived by three granddaughters; Blair H. Nelson (Howard), Posey Simmons McGraw (Brian), and Jacqueline Moak Vinson (Wynn); and three grandsons, Lt. Col. Andrew “Drew” Holmes (Bridget), Jason Moak (Michelle), and James Robert (Rob) Simmons, III (Anne), and fourteen great-grandchildren, William Logan Nelson, Anne Miller Nelson, Mary Lauren Nelson, Lucas Payne Holmes, Sophie Leighann Holmes, Lilla Riede McGraw, Katie Bell McGraw, Mamie McGraw, Hudson Simmons, James Robert Simmons IV, Madison Moak, Braleigh Moak, Lydia Vinson, and Moak Vinson. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers of Orchard Care and Sta-Home Health. In lieu of flowers please consider memorials to St. Peter’s or Trinity Episcopal Church, PO Box 145, Yazoo City, MS 39194, or to a charity of your choice.


Sunnye Gaye Baham

Jul 12,2014

Sunnye Gaye Baham,78, of Jackson passed away Saturday July 5, 2014 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center . She was a retired telephone operator for University Medical Center and a member of Melrose Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Survivors are her sons; Conway Brent Baham of Caledonia, MS, Christopher Clyde Baham of Jackson, MS, 2 Grandchildren, brothers; Charles Ben Ertle of Bossier City, LA. & , John Dilley Ertle of Pearl, MS, sister; Alicia Farage of Bartlett, TN. Mrs. Baham was preceded in death by her parents Charles Ben & Myrtleine Dilley Ertle, Sr.,brother; Gerald Ertle & her husband Cleo Clyde Baham. Visitation will be Friday July 11 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City & Saturday July 12 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. at Melrose Baptist Church, Highway 433 South in Yazoo County, with services at 2:00 P.M. at the Church. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Don Hicks will officiate.


Virginia Christine Smith

Jul 05,2014

Virginia Christine Smith, 26, of Yazoo City passed away Monday July 3, 2014 at King’s Daughters Hospital. She was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors are her parents; Ken & Marketa Smith,brother; Kenneth Clark Smith, maternal grandmother; Joycelle Smith McGinty all of Yazoo City, & an aunt; Virginia Allen of Jackson, MS., She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents; Marvin & Sally Clark & paternal grandfather; Kenneth T. Smith, Sr. Visitation will be Saturday July 5, 2014 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. at Center Ridge Baptist Church followed by services at 11:00 A.M. at the Church. Rev. Daryl Oster will officiate.


Catherine Renicker Prewitt

Jun 28,2014

Catherine Renicker Prewitt, age 85 of Yazoo City died at her home June 26, 2014. She was born November 25, 1928 to Mabel McBride and Otto H. Renicker. Preceding her in death was her husband of 46 years, Charles D. Prewitt, brothers Roland (Camille) and Jim Renicker, nephew Ronnie Renicker, and great nephew Spencer Perry. Catherine served Yazoo County in the Yazoo County Chancery Clerk Office for a total of 50 years, including eight terms as Chancery Clerk. An active member of First United Methodist Church, she taught Sunday School over 30 years and had numerous personal ministries until recent failing health. She is survived by nieces and nephews: Gray and Burton Prewitt of Point Clear, AL., Amanda and Pat Sullivan of Ridgeland, Cindy Renicker of Flora, James M. Renicker of Greenville, Kay R. Perry of Bentonia, Rolene LaRose of Jackson, great nieces and nephews and Freddean Logan, dedicated companion and caregiver for many years. Visitation will be at First Methodist Church, Yazoo City on June 28, 2014 at 10:00 a. m. with services following at 11:00 a. m. Interment following at Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City, MS Under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Horton will officiate. Pallbearers will be Cameron Renicker, Tyler Renicker, Brian LaRose, Scott Prewitt, Patrick Sullivan, Kevin Anderson, & James Renicker


Ruby Lee Black

Jun 27,2014

Ruby Lee Black, 104, of Yazoo City passed away Monday June 23, 2014 at King’s Daughters Hospital. She was the owner of Black’s Department Store in Yazoo City and a member of 1st United Methodist Church. Survivors are her daughter; Frances Pierce of Benton, grandson Bill (Nora) Pierce of Yazoo City, great granddaughter Anna Lee Pierce of Cleveland, MS., great grandsons; Spencer Pierce, Daniel Pierce, & Gage Pierce all of Yazoo City, brother Paul (Hilda) Simmons of Louisville, MS, sister; Ina Faye Lee of Forest, MS., & a host of nieces & nephews. Mrs. Black was preceded in death by her husband; Howard Black, son-in-law Malcolm Pierce, brothers; Henry, Ralph, Dewitt, Clay, & Lamar Simmons. & sisters; Mavis Boyles & Mary Elizabeth Freeman. Visitation will be Friday June 27 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. at 1st United Methodist Church with services at 3:00 P.M. at the church followed by internment in Glenwood Cemetery Rev. Jerry Horton will officiate.


Betty E. Ketchum

Jun 26,2014

Betty E. Ketchum, 73 , of Yazoo City passed away Monday June 23, 2014 at Oasis Health & Rehab Center of Yazoo City. A Homemaker she was a member of Castle Chapel Methodist Church. Survivors are her daughter; Karen Renee Ketchum of Yazoo City, step daughter; Lynn Lewis of Vicksburg, Niece; Barbara Williams of Benton, brother; james Ertle of Bentonia, sister-in-law Celeste Parr of Yazoo City, & brother-in-law Pete Ketchum of Ridgeland. Visitation will be Thursday June 26 beginning at 12:oo P.M. followed by services at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with internment in Fletcher’s Chapel Cemetery. Rev, Steven “Bubba” Carter will officiate.


Virginia E. Coutch

Jun 22,2014

Virginia E. Coutch, 83, of Yazoo City passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at Ms. Baptist Medical Center. Ms. Coutch was a homemaker for many years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Ms. Coutch is survived by her son Mike Coutch, daughters; Pam Hampton, Carolyn Huff, 6 Grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brothers; Carl Purvis, Lamar Purvis, Glen Purvis, Larry Purvis, sisters; Myrtis Hearn, Audrey Mauldin, Beverly Eldridge, and Bobbie Sue Newbaker, Shirley George Services for Ms. Coutch will be Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home at 3:00. Visitation will be from 2-3 before the service.


Maggie Mildred Mitchener White

Jun 21,2014

Maggie Mildred Mitchener White, 92, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in Lilburn, Georgia. Mildred was born on October 1, 1921 in Chickasaw County, Mississippi to Orin and Kate (Grady) Mitchener. She graduated Salutatorian of her 1938 Artesia High School Class. She was head telephone operator at the Bell Telephone Company in Starkville, MS from 1939-1949. Following WWII, she married Walter Aden White, Sr. in Crawford, MS on March 11, 1949. Soon after, they moved to Yazoo City which was their home for over 55 years. They raised four children and she worked for 16 years at the Bank of Yazoo City. She was a devoted friend and neighbor, and an unwavering member of the First United Methodist Church. She loved baking bread, tending her flowers, sharing homemade rolls and home grown tomatoes, and watching the delta sunset over the nearby cotton fields. But most of all, she loved spending time with her 6 grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers John Mitchener, Bob Mitchener, Tommy Mitchener; her sister Doris; and her husband Walter Aden White, Sr. She is survived by her children Walter A. White, Jr. (Vickey), Ann White Crowson (Bobby), Betty Jo White May (Harold), and Kathy White Lunceford. She is also survived by grandchildren Jason Brown (Adriel), Katie Ramirez, Richard Crowson, Jennifer White Rowzee (Charlie), Maggie Crowson Parker (Bryan), and Aden Lunceford; and 4 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday June 21, 2014 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City, MS, 203 North Washington St, from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM, under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made in her honor to the First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City.


Sandy Lavelle Chapman

Jun 20,2014

Sandy Lavelle Chapman, 61, of Bentonia passed away Wednesday June 18, 2014at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A homemaker she was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Boswell community in Magee, MS. Survivors are her brother Thomas Rather of Gutanville, GA., grandson; Ron Chapman of Bentonia, & 7 Nephews & nieces. Graveside Services will be Friday June 20 in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery at 10:00 A.M. Rev. Kerry Burrough will Officiate.


Charlotte Bennett Davis

Jun 12,2014

Charlotte Bennett Davis, age 61, of Ridgeland, MS died at Hospice Ministries on June 10, 2014 after a long illness. Celebration of life services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Chapel, 718 Calhoun St., Yazoo City, MS on June 12, 2014. Family and friends are invited to Visitation at 12:30 P.M. with Chapel Services at 2:00. Brief graveside services will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Reverend Doug Pierce will be officiating. Pallbearers will include Rusty Easterling, Tom Huff, David Jordan, Roland Price, Sidney Sessums, and Sam Smith. Charlotte was a graduate of Humphreys Academy High School, Belzoni, MS, and studied at Mississippi College for Women. She was also a member of the MCW’s Rogue Sorority. She was an employee of Ergon, Inc./Lampton-Love, where she held the title of Payroll Supervisor for almost 13 years. She wishes to thank her management and co-workers for all the support throughout her illness. She will be remembered for her loyalty and love for family and friends; and those who were very close to her knew her as “Cha Cha”. She was an avid reader and enjoyed countless hours with her favorite books. She will be greatly missed for her kind heart and wonderful cooking skills. Mrs. Davis is Survived by: her husband: Jerry Allen Davis of Ridgeland, MS, Sister: Peggy Jo Johnson of Henderson, TX. Step-Daughters: Paige Davis Hawkins of Madison, MS, Lee Ann Davis and Alison Davis of Belzoni, MS.Step-Grandchildren: Alex and Jacob Hawkins of Madison, MS. She was Preceded in Death: Her Parents: Charles Noblin Bennett and Christine Johnson Bennett of Yazoo City, MS.Grandparents: Charlie Bennett and Daisy Peaster Bennett of Jackson, MS, James Holloman Johnson and Mattie Gary Johnson of Pea Ridge, MS. Brother and Sister: Grady Samuel Ketchum of Louise, MS, and Wylodine “Doll” Ketchum Jersey of Aloha, OR. Memorials may be made in her name to First Independent Methodist Church of Madison, P.O. Box 2194, Madison, MS, or CARA – Community Animal Rescue and Adoptions of Jackson, MS.


Tammy Lynn Ross

Jun 12,2014

Tammy Lynn Ross, 55, of Bentonia passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Ross was a homemaker and a member of Parkview Church of God. Mrs. Ross is survived by her husband William Alvin Ross, daughters; Tanya Alford, Paula Roberts, and Hannah Ross, son Tim Ross, 8 grandchildren, sister Phyllis Saxton, brothers; Sammy Luke, and Alex Stevenson, and father Paul Stevenson. Services will be Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Parkview Church of God at 11:00. Visitation is from 9:30-11. Stricklin-King will handle the arrangements.


John Perkins, Jr.

Jun 10,2014

John Perkins, Jr, 94, of Anguilla passed away Saturday June 7, 2014 at The Martha Jo Leslie State Veterans Home in Kosciusko. He was the owner of Perkins Oil Company, a member of Anguilla Baptist Church and a World War II Army Veteran. Survivors are his wife Betty Patterson Perkins of Anguilla, Son; John Robert Perkins Of Pawleys Island, SC., daughters; Lynette Wood of Lula, MS, Donna Faye Perkins of Moss Point, MS., Carolyn Hargrave of Anguilla, step-daughter Sherry Harrison of Baldwyn, GA, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, brothers; William R. “Billy” Perkins of Dumas, AR., Charles Perkins of Anguilla, Frank Perkins of Yazoo City. Mr. Perkins was preceded in death by his 1st wife Ada Woodruff Perkins. Visitation will be held Tuesday June 9 beginning at 10:00 AM at Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel in Rolling Fork followed by Graveside services at 11:00 A.M. in Golden Link Cemetery in Anguilla. (In case of rain services will be at 11:00 A.M. at Glenwood Funeral Home Rolling Fork Chapel.) Rev. Jimmy Porter & Russell Stewart will officiate. Pallbearers are; Steve Allen, Jacky Martin, Blake Perkins Marsh, Charles Cooper, III, Brian Andrew Wood, Ronald “SmittY” Hargrave, & Richard Perkins. Honorary Pall Bearers are; Billy Perkins, Charles Perkins, Frank Perkins, Tony McIntyre, William E. Patterson, Jr. & Tommy Ewing.


Evelyn Hearst Robinson

Jun 09,2014

Evelyn Hearst Robinson, 87, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Friday June 6, 2014. A homemaker she was a member of 1st Baptist Church. Survivors are her sons; William H. “Billy” (Betty) Robinson of Bentonia, Randy (Leanne) Robinson of Brandon, MS., daughter Linda (Elmer) Nelms of Bartlett, Tn., grandchildren Zack (Amie) Robinson, Lauren Robinson, Jeremy (Katie) Robinson, Ashley (Brett) Cerda, & Trevor Nelms, 6 great grandchildren, sister; Kathryn (Willard) Broom of Benton, sister-in-law; Wanda Faye Hearst of Benton. Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death by ; her husband Jack W. Robinson, parents ; Dewey & Eva Frances Mabry Hearst, brothers; Elkin & Randolph Hearst, & sister; Doris Teaster. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Sunday June 8 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. with Services at Stricklin-King Monday June 9 at 10:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Lewis Kalil will officiate. Pall Bearers will be Zack Robinson, Cole Robinson, Jeremy Robinson, Brett Cerda, Trevor Nelms & Randy Hearst.


Hughey "Bubby" Newton Boyd, III

May 30,2014

Hughey Newton “Buddy” Boyd, III was born May 30, 1952 in Belzoni, MS., died Wednesday May 28. 2014 at Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital in Rolling Fork, MS. He graduated from Sharkey-Issaquena High School, attended Hinds Jr. College and Mississippi College. He enjoyed cooking for his family and friends, especially on the 4th of July. He is preceded in death by his parents Hughey, II and Virgie Alderman Boyd and his brother-in-Law Reuben Hodnett. He leaves his wife Lynn Boyd 4 sisters; Sue Boyd (Joe) Smith of Byram, Ruth Boyd (Bill) Hodnett of Anguilla, Jane Boyd Hodnett of Anquilla and Ginny Boyd (Ken) Pace of Ridgeland. He also leaves a daughter Audra Boyd, 2 adopted children; Shine and Danielle Boyd, 4 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and friends. He was a member of Straight Bayou Baptist Church. Services will be held Friday May 30 at Straight Bayou Baptist Church with visitation from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. and the funeral at 11:00 A.M. followed by burial in Straight Bayou Cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Devin Graves, Billy Hodnett, Bob Hodnett, Bobby Hodnett, Keith Howard, and Dillon Hutchins.


Robert S. Love, Sr.

May 24,2014

Robert Seals (Bobby) Love, Sr. (87) was called home by his Lord on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. At the time of his passing he was a resident of the Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents, Seals Sallis and Eddie Virginia Hughes Love, his sister, Frances Love Brown, and his wife of fifty-three years, Mary Lucille Garrett Love. Survivors include children: Robert Seals Love, Jr. (Nancy) of Puckett, Elizabeth Ann Love Harris (Scott) of Benton, Wilburn Hughes Love of Benton; seven grandchildren: Robert Seals Love III (Melissa), Suzanne Love Greer (Jeremy), Joseph Stennett Love, Stephen Moore Harris, Virginia Hughes Harris, Margaret Bowman Harris, and Courtney Nicole Love; and four great grandchildren: Austin Love, Mary Love, Jake Greer, and Morgan Greer, as well as many nieces and nephews. Bobby, as he was best known, was born in Berryville, Virginia on May 2, 1927. He and his family moved back to Tchula, Mississippi in 1933. His family had deep roots in the Attala County communities of Kosciusko, Sallis, McAdams, and Possumneck, as well as Tchula. Shortly after graduating from Tchula High School he joined the Army Air Force and served the last days of WWII on the Island of Guam. He once told his son, Robert, that when his service time was over he was flown from Guam to Hawaii and then, to the west coast with plans of flying someplace close to home. Instead, he decided that he had had enough air time and opted to travel home by bus. Upon his return to Tchula, he began farming and operating a trucking business which kept him busy through his mid-seventies. His farming interest was always near and dear to his heart. Pictures of his younger years seemed to always have horses, cows, dogs, cotton, tractors, or trucks in the background. And, pictures of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren became ever more prevalent as time went on. To say that he wasn't scared of work is an understatement. There never was a workday that was long enough for him to finish whatever he was doing. He firmly believed that sweat and time were two readily avaiable commodities that were not to be wasted. It has been estimated that Bobby's trucking business handled approximately 750,000 tons of ginned cottonseed and about 750,000 bales of cotton during his lifetime. This work was in addition to operating his farming operation. Bobby loved all of his family deeply, but he most loved his wife, Mary. After her passing in 2009, he longed every minute of every day to be re-united with her in God's Paradise. The promise of this reunion was fueled by his faith in Christ. Bobby was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Tchula where he was a member for most of his life and served as a deacon for many years. The family is sincerely thankful to the staff of the Love House at the Martha Coker Green Houses and to all of the medical professionals in Yazoo City and Lexington who took such great care of him for many years. A time of visitation is scheduled for Saturday, May 24, beginning at 10:00 am at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, followed by a graveside service at 12:00 noon at Glenwood Cemetary in Yazoo City. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Tchula.


Margaret Ann Haskins

May 24,2014

Margaret Ann Haskins, 73 of Pearl passed away Thursday May 22, 2014 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A homemaker she was of the Baptist faith. Survivors are her son; Mark Haskins, grandson Justin Haskins both of Brandon, sister; Elinor Upchurch of Bentonia, brothers; Raymond Glenn of Yazoo City, Warren Glen of Bentonia, Ben Glenn of Holly Bluff & Terry Glenn of Overland Park, KS. Graveside services are Saturday May 24 in The Belzoni City Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City. Rev. Robert Ragland will officiate.


Georgia Hasty

May 23,2014

Georgia Hasty, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at UMMC in Jackson. Mrs. Hasty was a member of Midway Baptist Church in Yazoo County. She was a homemaker for many years. Mrs. Hasty is survived by her sons; Jeffrey Hasty, Otis Hasty, and Douglas Hasty all of Benton, daughters; Dale Stevens of Yazoo City, and Bonnie Hasty of Lima, OH, 19 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband John Thomas Hasty and son John Hasty. Funeral services for Mrs. Hasty will be held 2:00 Friday, May 23, 2014 at Midway Baptist Church. The visitation will be from 12-2 at the church before the service. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the arrangements


Bill Wyatt, Jr.

May 23,2014

William Wayne “Bill” Wyatt, Jr. entered eternal life on May 20, 2014, at 61 years of age. He was born on January 25, 1953 in Yazoo City, Mississippi. His spirit is carried on by his wife of 19 years, Elizabeth Munn Wyatt, his mother, Dorothy Smith Wyatt, his sisters Ann Maranto (Mike), Sandy Tidmore (Art), seven children, Billy Wyatt (Melissa), Callie Wyatt McGowan (Mark), Katie Wyatt Jacks (Hampton), Trey Hurt (Tonya), Anne Hurt Zachry (Mike), Ray Hurt (Ali), and Chris Hurt (Dawn), 21 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, William Wayne Wyatt, Sr. and his sister Kathy Wyatt. Bill graduated from Sharkey-Issaquena Academy in Rolling Fork, MS and attended Holmes Community College. He was previously employed by FMC Chemical Company, owned Wyatt Land & Reality and The Dam Store, a convenience and bait shop near Sardis Dam. Bill was a proud Eagle Scout and an avid, lifelong hunter and fisherman. Known for his humor and wit, Bill never met a stranger and was loved dearly by all that were fortunate to know him. Services will be held on Friday, May 23rd at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Mississippi at noon with visitation starting at 10:00am. Memorials may be made to Holly Bluff Methodist Church (Attention: Betty Ann Stoner, PO Box 147, Holly Bluff, MS 39088) or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Muggie L. Richardson

May 22,2014

Muggie Louise Richardson “Aunt Muggie”, 91, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was born June 22, 1922 to A.C. and Annie Edwards. Aunt Muggie was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. She also worked at the First United Methodist Church Daycare. Aunt Muggie was a 50 year member of Eastern Star. She had a day nursery in her home for many years. She also kept the nursery and taught Sunday school at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Aunt Muggie is survived by daughter Jane R. Holden of Marion, daughter Bessie Mae Fortenberry (Kirby)of Brandon, son William E. Richardson (Mary Anne) of Clinton, Grandchildren: Andrew Richardson (Anna), Edward Richardson, George R. Fortenberry (Brandy), Sandra Fortenberry, and Great Grandsons: Prewitt Richardson, Braxton Fortenberry, and Clifton Fortenberry, brother-in-law Walter Richardson, and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years George Richardson, son George Richardson, Jr., and siblings: Bertrand Edwards, Ila Mae Perry, and Gladys Starnes. Funeral services for Ms. Richardson will be Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s UMC in Yazoo City. Visitation will be held from 9-10 before the service at the church. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. John’s UMC in Yazoo City, Ms.


Amy Porter Martin

May 22,2014

Amy Porter Martin, 45, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at her residence in Yazoo County. Mrs.Martin was a Homemaker. Amy is survived by her husband Jeffrey "Bubba" Martin of Bentonia, son Bodie Shaw Martin of Bentonia, father Earl Porter, mother Betty Porter, and grandfather Halton Bradshaw. Funeral services for Amy will be 2:00 Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12-2 before the service. Burial will be in the Fletchers Chapel Cemetery.


Jeffery Adams

May 17,2014

Jeffery Adams, 51, of Bentonia passed away at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson Tuesday May 13, 2014. A Baptist he was a truck driver. Survivors are his daughters; Lindsay Creech of Yazoo City, Sara Adams of Bentonia, son; Bryce Adams of Canton, 2 grandchildren, brothers Ron Chapman of Yazoo City, Vince Adams of Bentonia, & Joey Adams of Yazoo City. Visitation will be Saturday May 17 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home followed by Memorial Services at 11:00 A.M.


Mary Eva Sanders

May 10,2014

I Peter 16: It is written, be ye holy; for I am holy…Know that God paid ransom for every soul, not with earthly corruptible things, as gold or silver, but with the precious life blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish and preordained as our savior. For you will have a new life, not one given by parents, which will soon fade away; but one everlasting, from Christ. For all flesh is as grass and all the glory of man is the flower of grass. The grass will wither and the flower will fall; but the word of the Lord endureth forever. Mary Sanders, of Yazoo City, Mississippi, passed away at the Saint Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi on 8 May 2014. Mary was born in Shivers, Mississippi on 15 March, 1922, to James Henry Sanders and Virgie Elizabeth Smith. Her paternal grandparents were Ozzie Sanders and Salley Ann Hamner of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her maternal grandparents were William Warren Smith and Elizabeth Betty Harrison of Copiah County, Mississippi. Mary was the sixth of nine children born to Henry and Virgie and is now the last of that family to meet their maker. What a family! Together they survived a great depression, share cropping, major floods, two world wars, and I’m sure many other untold tribulations of life, that so many endured during those trying times in our history. Yet, in spite of these challenges… or perhaps because of them, each overcame, raising a family of their own while becoming a success in their own rite. As a family, they chose the right values and lived their lives accordingly, as they were so taught, by Henry and Virgie. During one of those great floods in 1937, Mary met a young man, while fetching the mail. A few months later, on 9 January 1938, she married Woodrow Wilson Rogers of Collins, Mississippi. Together they had 4 children; Billy Louis, Dorothy Nell, Woodrow Wilmer and Jimmy Carlos. Following WWII, Woodrow went to Camp Shelby for work, leaving his family, alone in Yazoo City, until the weekends. On one particularly cold winter day, Mary and her 4 children ran out of fire wood to heat the home. Undeterred, she grabbed an ax and proceeded to cut down a fence in the yard to use as fuel…she would allow nothing to interfere with her duties of love and care for her family. In 1952, Woodrow was killed in an automobile accident while on the job with Valley Chevrolet. At age 30, and with little formal education, Mary was faced with raising 4 children alone. Falling back on those strong family values, instilled in her by her parents, she somehow managed to make ends meet. In 1954, she once again married, this time to Ferris (Salty) Sanders. Mary and Ferris had one more child, Deborah, in 1955. Mary is survived by her three sons and daughter, Dorothy, whose loving and selfless care, greatly enriched her mom’s life during those final years. Mary also had 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Ferris and Deborah; Mary Ann Rogers, her daughter in law; and Christopher Robertson, her great grandchild. Services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral home in Yazoo City on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Visitation is 9-11 AM, with services and interment following immediately at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Officiating will be Reverend Gary Henderson of Eden Baptist Church. Pallbearers are Les Clanton, James Hanna, Randy Hanna, Jason Rogers, Billy Rogers Jr and Donnie Hawkins. Honorary Pallbearers are Hugh Gordon, Bobby Hogue and Jason Walker .


Bobbie Jean Cobb

May 09,2014

Bobbie Jean Cobb, 77, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday May 6, 2014 at Oasis Health & Rehab Center. She was a retired from Martha Coker Convelesant Home as a CNA and a member of 1st Independent Methodist Church. Survivors are her sons; David Ray (Nancy) Cobb of Yazoo City, Michael Louis Cobb of Syracuse, NE., & John Stacy (Alice) Cobb of Yazoo City, 7 Grandchildren & 17 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Thursday May 8 5:00 – 7 :00 P.M. and again Friday May 9 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. followed by services at 2:00 P.M. internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Jay Trammell will officiate.


Elsie Earline Everett

May 05,2014

Elsie Earline Everett, 88, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Friday May 2, 2014. A homemaker she was a member of 1st Presbyterian Church. Survivors are her husband Wesley “Wes” Everett, Jr., sons Wesley (Vicki) Everett, III , Coleman Everett all of Yazoo City, grandchild, Chris Everett, a great grandchild Blake Everett, sister Julia Frances Frizzell of Vicksburg, brothers; T. R. “Son” (Julia Mae) Coleman & R. E. “Brutt” (Eloise) Coleman both of Yazoo City. Mrs. Everett was preceded in death by a son Thomas B. Everett, grandson Wesley Everett, III, and sister; Mary Clair Paul. Visitation will be Monday May 5 at Yazoo City’s 1st Presbyterian Church 10:00 – 11:00 A.M., with services following at 11:00A.M. In the Church Sanctuary. Rev. Sam Smith will officiate. Deacons of the church will serve as pallbearers.


Joy W. Yates

May 01,2014

Mrs. Joy Yates, of Yazoo City, age 83, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 at University Medical Center in Jackson under Gentiva Hospice Care. Her death came as a result of strokes following surgery on April 11. She was the widow of the late Rev. James F. (Jim) Yates, Sr., Pastor Emeritus of Yazoo City’s First Baptist Church. She was born Lillian Joy Wirotzious on November 14,1930 in Louisville, Kentucky, and was the only child of Edward C. and Lillian Wirotzious. Her name “Joy” fitted her outgoing personality and sweet bubbly spirit that lasted throughout her lifetime. Joy grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, where she graduated from the Lausanne School, a private school for girls in Memphis. She later enrolled at the University of Texas. After returning to Memphis, she taught kindergarten and developed children’s ministries at Cherokee Baptist Church. On September 23, 1955 she married Rev. Jim Yates and became his partner in ministry until his death in March of 2012. Together they served churches in Brownsville, Tenn.; Paragould, Ark.; and from 1961 until 1991 at First Baptist Church, Yazoo City. In years following his “retirement” they continued serving interim and full-time pastorates across the state. Joy was an accomplished musician with training in piano and vocal performance. She taught music at St. Clara Academy and Covenant Christian School in Yazoo City and was teaching private piano lessons in her home up until the time of her surgery and death. She was a member of the Mozart Music Club during its existence and held membership in the Mississippi and National Federation of Music clubs. A natural and gifted speaker and teacher, she enjoyed teaching Sunday School classes. She led prayer retreats, spoke at family workshops, deacons and wives retreats, and enjoyed leading conferences for young ministers’ wives retreat. She actively worked with mission groups, particularly with young girls and enjoyed her missionary roundtable group and Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) involvement. She served as an officer in WMU on the local, state and national levels. She was also privileged to travel with mission teams on several occasions to teach and lead conferences in other countries. She also served as President of the Ministers’ Wives Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention. Joy was a gifted artist and illustrator and found joy in doing art projects for her pupils, schools, community groups, and civic organizations. Joy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 56 years. She is survived by one daughter, Carol Joy (Tommy) Sparkman of Clinton, Ms.; three sons, John (Patty) Yates of Enterprise, Ala., James Foster (Jim) Yates, Jr. and wife Paula of Starkville, Ms., and Jeff (Suzy) Yates of University City, Texas. She is also survived by four grandsons, Hunter Sparkman of Nashville, Tenn., Cody Sparkman of Clinton, Foster and Jon Paul Yates of Starkville. She also leaves behind extended family and a host of friends in her church, community, and across the state and nation. Visitation for Mrs. Yates will be held Thursday, May 1, 9:30 a.m. until funeral services time at 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Yazoo City. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 780, Yazoo City, Ms. 39194.


Jennifer Dye

Apr 28,2014

Jennifer Dye, 43, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Thursday April 26, 2014. She was a homemaker and of the Morman faith. Survivors are her husband; Jason Dye of Yazoo City, daughter; Alexandria Dye of Yazoo City, parents; Andy & Patricia Boyd of Hattiesburg, & sister; Felicia Sterling of Hattiesburg. Visitation will be Sunday April 27 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. and Monday at Stricklin-King 10:00 – 11:00A.M. Followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Concord Cemetery. Rev. Ben Bedwell will officiate.


Josie Mae Crabtree Edwards

Apr 26,2014

Josie Mae Crabtree Edwards was born on March 5, 1927 near Noxapater, Mississippi. She passed away on April 21, 2014 in Rowlett, Texas. Preceding her in death are her loving husband of 58 years, David Edwards; parents Ada and Clarence Crabtree; brothers Oneil Crabtree and Andrew Crabtree; and sister Mildred Edwards. Left to cherish her memory are daughter Sherry Skelton and husband Dana of Terrell, Texas; son Anthony Edwards and wife Pataricia of Clinton, Mississippi; grandchildren Micael Edwards and wife Lulu of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Laura Foster and husband Chad of Gunpowder, Maryland; Will Skelton and wife Corrinne of The Colony, Texas; Tim Edwards and wife Kathryn of Franklin, Tennessee; and Tony Edwards and wife Brooke of Brandon, Mississippi. Surviving siblings are Edward Crabtree and wife Naomi of Oxford, Arkansas; Gladys Dykes of Matthews, South Carolina; Sarah Wigley and husband Wilburn of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Jimmy Crabtree and wife June of Yazoo City, Mississippi; Faye Rice of Ridgeland, Mississippi; and Lavelle Crabtree and wife Diane of Yazoo City, Mississippi. Great grandchildren are Juliana and William Foster, Samantha and Grace Edwards, Claire and Jack Skelton, Emerson Edwards, and Carson Edwards. Josie had great love for her family and friends, whom she kept up with on a regular basis with numerous phone calls over many years. She was also well-known as a good country cook, and she always loved cooking big meals for family and church gatherings. Josie married David Edwards in 1945 upon his return from military service during World War II. Together they raised their family, first as farmer-sharecroppers, and later as valued employees of several Mississippi businesses. One of Josie’s first jobs was as a seamstress in a shirt making factory, and she used her skills to make clothes for her family. Later she worked her way up the ladder to be Assistant Quality Control Manager at Regal Ware Cookware, Inc. located in Kearney Park near Flora, Mississippi. Josie was highly respected for her strong work ethic. After Regal, Josie worked on a part-time basis for the Mississippi Petrified Forest until age 79. She took great delight in meeting and helping tourists who visited the Forest from all over the world. Most importantly, Josie and David were known for their strong Christian faith. They were steadfast church members of Simmons Memorial Baptist Church near Kearney Park and later at the First Baptist Church of Flora, Mississippi. After moving to Texas in 2006, Josie joined the Ruth Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Terrell. Visitation is scheduled at 10:00 am, to be followed by the funeral at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 26th, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Interment will be in the Flora Cemetery. Memorial gifts can be made to First Baptist Church of Flora.


Joseph Lee Estrada

Apr 25,2014

Joseph Lee Estrada, 76 , of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Wednesday April 23, 2014. He was of the Catholic faith and retired from the State of Colorado as a Patrolman. Survivors are his wife Alice Howard Estrada of Yazoo City, son; Joseph Estrada of Yazoo City, James Estrada of Golden, Co., John Estrada of Lakewood Co., Jay Estrada Of Conifer, Co., daughter; Joni Estrada Pena of Lakewood, Co., 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, brothers; Henry Estrada, Robert Estrada, & Ray Estrada all of Denver, Co., Visitation will be Friday April 25 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. with services at 3:00 p.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Father Savio will officiate.


Mark Allan Landrum

Apr 24,2014

Mark Alan Landrum, 53 ended his struggle with Muscular Dystroph April 21. He attended Scotland Baptist Church where he was embraced and where he was saved. Survivors are his father; Jack Landrum of Bentonia and sister Jackie (Walt) James of Flora, MS. Mark was preceded in death by his mother Flo Ann Landrum, brothers; Keith Landrum and Donnye Landrum. Visitation will be Thursday April 24 at 9:00 A.M. at Scotland Baptist Church followed by services at 11:00 A.M. internment will follow in Scotland Baptist Cemetery. Under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home Rev. Earl Reyer will officiate. Mark handled his disabilities with courage and perseverance. Making friends wherever he went. Mark was a caregiver to elderly and infirm in the Scotland community and beyond using his phone as a lifeline. he loved children. Mark faithfully worked to the extent of his abilities on the family dairy farm, driving tractors, lawn mowers, and servicing 4 wheelers. The family extends special thanks to the caregivers at Kilmichael Group Home & Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Heartfelt thank you to Michael and Dorothy for calming his fears and bolstering his faith. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to The Kilmichael Group Home, Hudspet hRegional Center, or Scotland Baptist Church


Ruth Woods Hilderbrand

Apr 22,2014

Ruth Woods Hilderbrand, 102, of Bentonia passed away Sunday April 20, 2014 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was a homemaker and a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughters Carolyn (Nonie) McGraw of Bentonia, Claire (James) Gibbs of Bentonia, & Kaye Hilderbrand of Hattiesburg, 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, & 7 Great Great Grandchildren. Mrs. Hilderbrand was preceded in death by her husband; Basil Hilderbrand, & grandson Paul White. Visitation is Monday April 21 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King with services Tuesday April 22 at 11:00 A.M.at Stricklin-king Chapel with internment in Hebron Baptist Cemetery. Rev. Bill Hutto & Rev. Kerry Burrough will officiate.


Michael Lee Hale

Apr 21,2014

Michael Lee Hale, 65, of Holly Bluff passed away Thursday April 17, 2014 at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, he was a retired merchant. Survivors are his wife; Stacy R. Hale of Yazoo City, daughters; Stephanie Arrington (Sam) of Starkville, Robin Cunningham (Eric) of Starkville, Jennifer Kraft (Josey) of Yazoo City, sons; Michael Reid Hale of Holly Bluff, Stuart Jacob Hale of Holly Bluff, brother; Tommy Hale (Ava) of Yazoo City, sister; Debra Lowell (Tim) of Kelseyville, CA., mother Veronica Aldrich of Kelseyville, CA. Visitation will be Monday April 21 10:00 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. memorial service at 1st Independent Methodist Church located at 15th St & Jackson Ave.in Yazoo City.


Frances Marie Seals

Apr 17,2014

Frances Marie Seals, 59 of Bentonia passed away at her residence in Bentonia Saturday April 12, 2014. She was a homemaker and a member of Bentonia Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters Tonya Bradshaw of Bentonia, Tammy Christopher of Yazoo City, Shelia Toney of Carnes, MS. Heather Extene, & Melissa Extine son; Oliver Extine, 10 grandchildren, brother; Srchie Landrum, Jr. of louise, Henry Landrum of Thibodaux, LA, Jerry Landrum of French Settlement, LA., roy Landrum of Yazoo City, sisters; Shirley Kent of Hollandale, & Geneva Tyler of Alexandria, LA. Visitation will be Thursday April 17 9:00 - 11:00 A.M. at Bentonia Baptist Church with services at 11:00 A.M. at Bentonia Baptist Church with internment in Mt Olivet Cemetery. Rev. D.J. Spekcner will officiate.


Sibby Creel Bailey

Apr 15,2014

Sibby Creel Bailey, 95, of Bentonia passed away at King’ Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City. A retired nurse’s aide she was a member of Anding Baptist Church. Survivors are her son; Bobby Joe Bailey of Bentonia ,granddaughters Twilia Sanders of Bentonia, Lynn Pickett of Florence, Tammie Smith of Yazoo City, 10 great grandchildren, & 4 great great grandchildren Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Monday April 14, 2014 5:00 -7:00 P.M. with services Tuesday April 15 at Stricklin-King 2:00 P.M. with internment in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. John Slade will officiate.


June Singletary Brown

Apr 14,2014

June Singletary Brown, 76, of Mooresville, NC, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 peacefully at the Gordon Hospice House surrounded by her loved ones. June was born in Yazoo City, MS to the late Edward B. Singletary and Kathlyn Nora Singletary on June 9, 1937. She was raised in Meridian, MS and was a graduate of Meridian High School. She attended The University of Southern Mississippi and received her degree in Education with a Masters. She was determined to be an educated woman and that passion led her to teach for over 30 years in Elementary and Special Education. June loved teaching and was dedicated to making a difference in her student’s lives. She was admired by her niece Amy Singletary for being a strong woman and staying true to her southern roots. June is survived by her devoted husband of 47 years, H.C. Brown, loving daughter and only child, Kathi Brown Bjork and husband, Justin of Cornelius; two grandchildren which were the light of her life, Abbigail Kathlyn Bjork and Jackson Lewis Brown Bjork; four nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Brown Singletary, Sr. and mother, Kathlyn Nora Singletary; and brother, Edward B. Singletary, Jr. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 PM on Friday, April 11 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, April 14 at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, MS with her nephew Reverend Allan Wade Singletary officiating. Special thanks and God’s blessings to her caregiver, Alicia Hambright and to her hospice nurse, Anita Sanford and CNA, Billie Harris whose loving care of June and support to the family is unforgettable and appreciated during their time of need. The family also extends deepest gratitude to the Gordon Hospice House who compassionately cared for June during her last days. Those desiring may make memorial contributions in June’s memory to the Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, NC, is serving the Brown family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.


Linda B. Porter

Apr 12,2014

Linda D. Porter, 66, passed away at her residence in Yazoo City Thursday April 10, 2014. A member of Midway Baptist Church, she was a homemaker. Survivors are her husband Glynn Porter, son; Dale (Angie) Porter of Benton, grandson Justin Porter of Benton, mother; Melvia J. Bennett of Yazoo City, sister Sherry Crestman of Grenada, MS. Linda was preced in death by her son; Chip Porter & her father; Johnnie L. Bennett. Visitation will be Saturday April 12 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. at Midway Baptist Church followed by services at Midway Baptist Church with interment in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Dewayne Simmons will officiate.


Celia Plunkett Johnston

Apr 10,2014

Celia Plunkett Jonhston, 78, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Ms. Johnston was a retired loan operator with BYC and Trustmark Bank. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Yazoo City Ms. Johnston is survived by her daughter Jennifer Counts "Gary" of Yazoo City, Granddaughter Anna Colby Counts, and grandson Connor Counts. Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:00 at First Baptist Church. Visitation is Wednesday from 5-7 pm at Stricklin-King. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to CARA Animal Shelter 960 N Flag Chapel Rd., Jackson, Ms.39209 and MARL 5221 Greenway Dr., Jackson, Ms.


Joseph C. "Joe" Hendrix, Jr.

Apr 05,2014

Joseph C. “Joe” Hendrix , 56, of Katy, TX. died Monday March 31, 2014 in Florida. He was a partner in his computer consulting company, SSYH, Inc. for the last 21 years headquartered in Orlando, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susan Head Hendrix and his daughter Amanda H. Jacobi, 26, and his son-in law; Benjamin Jacobi, 27. Joe is also survived by his mother; Helen M. Hendrix, brother; Thomas M. “Tommy” Hendrix, and Sister Becky Jones all of Yazoo City. Joe resided in Texas with his wife and daughter. Joe grew up in Yazoo City, MS. attended and graduated with a degree in accounting from Mississippi State University in 1981. He was preceded in death by his father; Joseph C. Hendrix, Sr. Visitation & services will be Saturday April 5, 2014, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Visitation from 10:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. service In lieu of flowers the family request donations to: Mississippi State Development Foundation in memory of Joe C. Hendrix, Jr. P.O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762


Walter Lanier Steed

Mar 31,2014

Walter Lanier Steed, 67 of Louise, passed away at his residence Thursday March 27, 2014. An electrician he was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Shelia Steed, daughters Autumn Reeves of Yazoo City,& Stacy Aycock of Eddyville, KY., sons; Chris Steed of Inverness, MS, & Dee Steed of Minter City, MS, Step-daughter Julie Grisham of Belzoni, MS, step-son; Michael Mitchell of Clarksdale, MS, 16 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, sister; Frances Fulton of Louise, & brother; Royce Steed of Belzoni. Visitation will be Monday march 31 12:00 -3:00 P.M. followed by services at 3:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City with internment following in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.


Clifton "Bo" Garnet Collins

Mar 23,2014

Clifton "Bo" Garnet Collins, Jr died on March 20, 2014 at home in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Bo was born on January 16, 1934 at his parent's home on Graball Road in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Although named Clifton after his father, his nickname "Bo" was given to him by his grandfather, Joseph Henderson Collins, whom he adored. Bo lived his childhood in a rural farm atmosphere where his strength and determination were cultivated. In high school, he was a star athlete in several sports. The one sport that truly held his passion was football. Bo was a member of the Yazoo City High School football team known as the "Perfect 1952 Team" and Delta Valley Conference Champions. Bo was named to the 5th Annual High School All-American All-Stars football team. A whole new world opened up for Bo when he arrived in Tuscaloosa ready to play for the Crimson Tide. Football was tough at Alabama, but so was Bo. He was part of the Tide's 1953 SEC Championship Team and also played in the 1954 Cotton Bowl. While at the University of Alabama, Bo also joined Sigma Chi Fraternity. Mr. J. D. Upshaw from Louise, Mississippi, sponsored Bo at the University of Alabama. During college, Bo received a letter from Mr. Upshaw praising him. "You have proven yourself worthy and for this you can be justly proud," wrote Mr.Upshaw. At the University of Alabama, Bo also met a brown eyed beauty from Tulsa, Oklahoma who would change his life. Bo Collins married JoAnne Gibbs on June 1, 1957 at Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Immediately, the young couple began a journey together that led them far away from family and home. Bo served his country in the U.S. Marines. They spent a few years in Wheaton, Illinois and made lifelong friends. Eventually, in 1962 they would arrive back to where it all began for Bo - in Yazoo City. Bo and JoAnne would raise two children in Yazoo City and were active throughout the community. Bo was a coach for little league football and attended every Yazoo City High band event while his children were members. Bo was an avid supporter of the public school system. Bo was a former Rotarian, Boy Scout Leader from Troop 75, and served the First United Methodist church in the following leadership positions: Sunday School Superintendent, Sr. High Youth Leader, President of the Men's Club and on the Board of Trustees. His business interests included working for a company that built the bridges carrying the first Natural Gas Pipeline from Texas, Florida, Illinois and Iowa, Mississippi Chemical Corporation, Owner of the Ford Tractor Dealership and Abattoir. His life revolved around his wife, children and their activities. He became an avid turkey hunter with his brother, Kelly, when his children were married. Clifton "Bo" Garnet Collins Jr. was preceded in death by his parents Clifton Garnet Collins and Mary Ann Henson Collins, brothers George Collins and Pat Collins, sister Mamie Idalia Collins Smith and niece Patty Boutwell Worthy. He is survived by his brother Kelly Collins (Mary Ann) of Yazoo City, sister Betty May Boutwell of Yazoo City, his wife of 56 years JoAnne Gibbs Collins, son Clifton Garnet Collins III (Kristy) of Amite, LA, daughter Kathleen Ann Olivieri (Ralph) of Starkville, MS., grandchildren Joanna Marie Collins, Kalynn Rebecca Collins and Benjamin Lloyd Collins, Kelly Kathleen Olivieri, Rachel Maryanna Olivieri, three great grand children, brother-in law and sister-.in-law Richard and Ann Gibbs of Tulsa Oklahoma, 4 nieces; Chere Gibbs, Teresa Gibbs Noble, Lois Boutwell Herring, JoLynn Boutwell Vickers, 4 nephews Russell Scott Gibbs, George Collins, Alan Collins and Rev Hugh Smith Jr. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 23 at 3:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City. Visitation with the family will be at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bo's honor to the First United Methodist Church, the Sigma Chi Foundation at foundation.sigmachi.org, 847-869-3655 or to the Boy Scouts of America aplacetogive.sco


Dorothy Lorene Cleveland

Mar 19,2014

Dorothy Lorene Cleveland passed away March 16, 2014 at Humphreys County Nursing Home at the age of 95. Mrs. Cleveland was born March 3, 1919 to Henry Lee and Mary Lillian Cotton McGlawn in Humphreys County. She married Willie Leon Cleveland Sr. December 23, 1933. They were married for 50 years. Mrs. Cleveland was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Leon Cleveland, Sr.; brother, Edward McGlawn; sister, Bessie Irvin; sister, Elizabeth Rodgers, and grandson Charles Leon Cleveland. Mrs. Cleveland is survived by a brother, Henry McGlawn (Ann), Swiftown, Ms; 6 children, Bessie Voncille Cobb [Jimmie], Houston, Tx; W.L. Cleveland [Nina), Yazoo City, Ms; Roy Lee Cleveland (Jov), Bentonia, Ms; Jerry Cleveland (Loretta), Brandon, Ms; Nyona Lang (Steve), Minden, Nv; and Michael Cleveland, Houston, Tx; 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 7 great, great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Eddie Cleveland, Danny Cleveland, Glen Cleveland, Barrett Cleveland, Chuck Kinabrew, and Andrew Kimber. Honorary pallbearers are Jonathan Cleveland, Paul Irvin Jr., Richard McGlawn, Henry McGlawn, Carl Brower, and Charles Harber. Arrangements will be handled by Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Ms. Visitation is from 5-7 Tuesday March at Stricklin- King. Funeral Service are at 10:30 Wednesday March 19th at Stricklin King officiated by Kerry Burrough.


Mary Jane Powell Stephens

Mar 19,2014

Mary Jane Powell Stephens, 83, of Tinsley died Sunday night March 16, 2014 after a lengthy stay at Kings Daughters Hospital. She was born December 13, 1930 in Yazoo City, the daughter of Wylma Henrietta Bennett and James Samuel Powell. In 1948 she received her high school diploma from Yazoo City High School. She was married to Clarence Arlin Stephens of Red River County Texas for fifty-seven years whom she precedes in death. Most of her life was lived in the oil field community of Tinsley. Mary Jane was the mother of five children: Mary Douglas Paxton-Lee of Birmingham, Ala., Martha Dane Paxton Farrish of Tinsley, infant Clarence Arlin Stephens, Jr. (deceased), Robert Michael Stephens of Tinsley and the late Charles Andrew Stephens. She was the grandmother of eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Wylma Ann Powell Milner is her one remaining sibling and her best friend. Mary Jane had a lengthy career with International Paper Company, a job she loved. She was an animal lover and took loving care of her pets Callie, Muffin and Smokey. She was fond of animal adoption. The Civil War was of great interest to her and she read many books regarding the subject. Sitting in her swing reading among her flowers was a favorite past time. A wake will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Tuesday March 18, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Sam Powell, John Powell, Paul Milner, George Powell, Jay Milner, Adam Brooks and John Milner. Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to Community Animal Rescue and Adoptions (CARA), a no kill shelter at 960 North Flag Chapel Rd., Jackson , Ms. 39209. Mama would love that.


Annie Flynn Nabers

Mar 16,2014

Annie Flynn Nabers, 95 of Lebanon, TN., formerly of Yazoo City passed away at University Medical Center in Lebonon, TN. Wednesday March 12, 2014 She was a homemaker, a member of Yazoo City 1st Baptist Church, and the Widow of John Kennedy Nabers. Survivors are her daughter; Patricia Carloss of Nashville, TN., son; Bobby Boyd of Baton Rouge, LA., 11 grandchildren, and numerous great & great great grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday March 16 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. at 1st Baptist Church in Yazoo City followed by services at 3:00 P.M. at the church. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Cortez Hutchinson will officiate.


Judy Long Patterson

Mar 15,2014

Judy B. Long Patterson, 75, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Thursday March 13, 2014. She was retired from the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she was Saftey Manager. She was a Member of Fletchers Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors are her husband; Glenn Patterson of Yazoo City, son; Dennis (Brenda) Moulder of Yazoo City,step-son; Allen Patterson of Houston, TX, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brothers; Gary Dean Long of Tulsa, OK., Hugh (Merilyn) Long of Yazoo City, Raymond (Carolyn) Long of Yazoo City, Charles (Lois) Long of Yazoo City, daughter-in-law; Tina Higgins of Flora, MS., Mrs. Patterson was preceded in death by her sons; Joe Higgins & Kenneth D. Higgins, parents Jessie D. & Edwina Long & step daughter; Ester Marie Patterson. Visitation will be Friday evening March 14 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home and again Saturday March 15 at Fletchers Chapel United Methodist Church 10:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00A.M. in the church sanctuary. Interment will follow in the church Cemetery. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Pallbearers are Cliff Long, Dan Moulder, Thomas Gordon, Sean Echols, Michael Melton, Scott Long, & Buster Tyer.


Juan (Johnny Mexican) Leal

Mar 15,2014

Johnny Mexican, 66, of Satartia passed away at his residence Friday March 13, 2014. He was a retired farmer at Dixie Farms. Survivors are his son Juan Leal, Jr., sisters; Norma Gonzales of Satartia, Lillie Walker of Bentonia, Julia Silva of Yazoo City,& numerous Nieces & Nephews. Visitation will be Friday March 14 5:00 – 7:00 P.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Services will be Saturday March 15 at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Chapel with interment to follow in Central Holmes Cemetery on Dover Road in Yazoo County. Rev. Glenn Warrington will officiate.


Thelma Majors

Mar 13,2014

Thelma Stokes Majors Holly Bluff, Mississippi Thelma Grace Stokes Majors, 85, died Tuesday, March 11,2014. Funeral services are Thursday, March 13, at 2:00,at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, with Bro. Malcolm Massey officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 until 2:00, prior to the service. Mrs. Majors was a retired post master. She was a member of Holly Bluff Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lamar Majors, 3 daughters: Lynda Jones (Herman) of Yazoo City, Liz Langley (Brent), and Carolyn Pogue (Robert) from Holly Bluff. Six grandchildren: Heidi Gregory (Mark), Heather Underhill (Johnny) , Melissa Lack (Derek), Rachel Faller (Daniel), Jason Aldy (Leigh Ann), & Charlie Aldy and eleven great grandchildren, Matthew Wheelock, Cade Gregory, Hadley Underhill , Sarah Beth Lack, Hannah Faller, Ava Faller, Mary Faller, Braeden Aldy, Landon Aldy, Karson Aldy, and Brantley Aldy; brother, Herbert Stokes of Vicksburg; sisters, Maxine Clements of Raymond, Mary Williams of Tennessee, and Sylvia McGraw of Benton. Mrs. Majors was preceded in death by her parents, Nellie Ree and Howell Stokes; brothers, Harry Stokes and Gene Stokes; sisters, Mildred Lewis and Lucy Conger. Pall Bearers are Charlie Aldy, Jason Aldy, Freddie Birdno, William Dorris, Darrell Hern, and Derek Lack. Honorary Pall Bearers are William Sharbrough and Forrest Williams.


Angelynn "Angie" Walker

Mar 10,2014

Angelynn “Angie” Walker, 74, of Bentonia, passed away at her residence Saturday March 8, 2014. A homemaker she was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Survivors are her sons Charles B. Walker & Randy (Linda) Walker , daughter Donna Lynn (Roger) Walker all of Bentonia, granddaughters Blanton Coleman, Mary Margaret Walker, grandsons Kendall Walker, Scotty Hearst, Blake Hearst, great grandson Addie Coleman, Michael Hearst, great granddaughter Ava Hearst, & sister; Pat Thrasher of Anquilla, MS. Visitation will be Monday 10:00A.M. – 12:00 followed by services at 12:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with internment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Yazoo County.


Ruth S. Knight

Mar 05,2014

Ruth S. Knight, 96, of Madison, passed away Saturday March 1, 2014 at forest Hill Nursing Home. She was of the Baptist faith and a retired nurse. Survivors are her daughter; Carol (Jimmy) Slaughter of Madison, grandchildren; Janice Emerson & Lisa Warren of Brandon, 4 great grandchildren & 1 great grandchild. Mrs. Knight was preceded in death by her husband; Edgar Knight and her 1st husband Grady Sanders. Graveside services will be Wednesday March 5, at 11:00 A.M. in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Rev. Ted Weeks will officiate.


Gladys Jones Ward

Feb 23,2014

Gladys Jones Ward, 76, of Yazoo City passed away Friday, February 21, 2014 at River Region in Vicksburg. Mrs. Ward was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church in Yazoo City. She was a retired office manager/bookkeeper of Yazoo Butane for many years. Mrs. Ward is survived by her husband of many years Charles Roy Ward of Yazoo City, her son Charles Joseph “Joey” Ward of Yazoo City, brother Burrus Jones of Sylva, NC, sisters; JoAnn Lee of Greenville, Linda Russell of Cleveland, Lucy Riggsbee of Yazoo City, and 3 Grandchildren. Funeral Services for Mrs. Ward will be today Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:30 at Center Ridge Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 before the funeral. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.


Doris W. Carter

Feb 22,2014

Doris W. Carter, 89, of Benton, Ms. passed away at King’s Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Mrs. Carter was a homemaker for many years. She was a longtime member of Midway Baptist Church. Mrs. Carter is survived by her daughter Linda Stubblefield (Marlin) of Benton, sons; Clark Carter of Benton, and Ricky Carter (Brenda) of Benton, sister Dorothy Thompson of Nesbit, 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Dudley Carter, Sr., and son Melvin D. “Sonny” Carter, Jr. Funeral Services for Mrs. Carter will be Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11:00 at Midway Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 before the funeral service at the church. Honorary pallbearers will include the grandsons and great grandsons. The Rev. Tommy Pittman will conduct the services with Stricklin-King Funeral Home handling the arrangements.


Jamie Jo Porter

Feb 22,2014

Jamie Jo Porter, 63, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 at UMMC in Jackson, MS. Mrs. Porter was a member of Yazoo City Church of Christ. She was a homemaker for many years. Mrs. Porter is survived by her husband Earl Porter of Yazoo City, daughters; Stephany Downs of Yazoo City, and Amy Porter of Bentonia, brother Benjie Smith (Donna) of Colyell, LA, sisters; Dene Smith of Yazoo City, and Nancy Holloway (Tim) of Yazoo City, sons; Britt Harrison of Yazoo City, and Craig Harrison of Bowling Green, KY, and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents James H. “Pete” and Mary Jo Smith. Services for Mrs. Porter will be a Graveside service in Caile Cemetery Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 2:00. There will be a visitation at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City from 12-1:30 before the graveside.


William Henry Rhoads

Feb 19,2014

William Henry Rhoads, 76, of Holly Bluff passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Rhoads was a farmer for many years. He was a member of Holly Bluff Baptist Church. Mr. Rhoads is survived by his son Kelly Rhoads of Yazoo City, daughter Renee Rhoads Caruthers of Vicksburg, granddaughters; Jessica Sullivan, Bree Rhoads, and Ava Rhoads, grandson Rhoads Caruthers, great granddaughter Taylor Sullivan, sisters; Hester Hill of Huntsville, AL, Wilma Pugh of Fountain, CO, and Martha Mobley of Vicksburg, MS. He was preceded in death by his brother Owen Darrington Rhoads, sister Hattie Ray Barrett, and granddaughter Morgan Caruthers. Services for Mr. Rhoads will be Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-7 Tuesday evening at the funeral home and 1-2 Wednesday before the funeral. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Eleanor H. Twiner

Feb 19,2014

Eleanor H. Twiner, 90 of Manfield ,Texas passed away Sunday February 16, 2014. She was very active in many civic, political & social organizations both at the local & state levels in Louisiana. She loved to travel and accompanied her family on many vacations. She was preceded in death by her husband Douglas Twiner, parents; Vesta & J. E. Hickman, grandsons; Doug & Chris Twiner & Great granddaughter Taylor Fisher. Survivors are her daughter; Patricia Fisher of Manfield, TX., son; Larry Twiner & wife Jeanie of Metearie, LA., granddaughter Ashley Mohler & husband Mike, grandson Louie Fisher and wife Piper, great granddaughters; Melissa Mohler, Melanie Mohler, Morgan Fisher, Sydney Twiner, Emily Twiner, & great grandson Jake Twiner, sister; Ruby N. Fleming of Penn., & numerous nieces , nephews & cousins. Graveside services will be Wednesday February 19 11:00 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family is requesting memorials to Taylor Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund, Quachita Parish High School, Highway 594, Monroe, LA., 71203


Inez Elizabeth Harris

Feb 19,2014

Inez Elizabeth Harris, 72, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 at UMMC in Jackson. Mrs. Harris is survived by her husband William Lamar Harris of Tallulah, LA, daughter Patricia Ritchie of Tallulah, LA, sisters; Ruby Hicks of Yazoo City and Rosemary Mitchell “Gary” of Jackson, grand daughter April Ritchie, grandson Trey Brown, great grandson Tristen Brown, great granddaughter Zoey Brown. She was preceded in death by her son Robbie Harris and her parents Mr. and Mrs. Thad Cain. Services for Mrs. Harris will be a graveside Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:00 in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. The Rev. Glen Warrington will conduct the graveside service. Stricklin-King will handle all arrangements


Clara "Lena" Galloway

Feb 17,2014

Clara Elena “Lena” Galloway , 84 of Southaven, MS. formerly of the Mechanicsburg Community of Yazoo County passed away Thursday February 13, 2014 in Southaven. Visitation will be Monday February 17, beginning at 12:30 pm at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm in The Funeral Home Chapel with brother Perry Taylor, former Bishop, LDS Church, Vicksburg, Ms. officiating. Burial will be at Hebron Baptist Church cemetery. Lena retired from the Brandon School System after 20 plus years as Cafeteria Manager. She was preceded in death by her husband; Herbert Galloway, her granddaughter; Amanda Abel, her parents; Henry & Annie Mae Branning, brothers; Thurman Branning, W. A. Branning, Royce Branning, & James Branning, her sisters; Nita McGee, Reva Shearer Dugan, & Christine Richardson. She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law; Marie & Ronnie Smith, her grandson, Kevin Abel, Great Grandchildren; Kade Abel, & Sophie Abel all of Southaven, her brothers; Tom Branning of Hendersonville, Nevada, O.G. Branning of Greenville, MS., Jackie Branning of Sierra Vista, AZ., & sisters; Elaine Bechteheimer of Colorado Springs, CO., & Wanda Dees of Hollandale, MS. & numerous beloved nieces, nephews, family members & friends. In lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Ray Hilderbrand, 3800 Mechanicsburg Road, Bentonia, MS. 39040


Edna M. Syfert

Feb 15,2014

Edna M. Syfert, 71, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday, February, 15, 2014 at Oasis Health and Rehab in Yazoo City. Ms. Syfert was a retired waitress and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her mother Mildred Allen of Yazoo City, 1/2 sisters; Ruby Ellis of Jackson, La., and Virginia Fowler of Pearl, 1/2 Brothers; Ralph Allen of Farmsville, La., and William Allen of Eros, La. There will be a memorial for Ms. Syfert at a later date.


Phoebe Major Jones

Feb 10,2014

Phoebe Major Jones, 85, of Yazoo City passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at MBMC in Jackson. Mrs. Jones was a R.N. for many years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City. Mrs. Jones is survived by her daughters; Bobbie Jo Mcglawn “Smokey” of Yazoo Cit, Jill Marie Jones of Yazoo City, sons; David R. Jones of Robertsdale, AL, Steven M. Jones of Jackson, and Marshall H. Jones of Yazoo City, sisters; Joyce Morgan of New Roads, LA, and Juanita Vass of Youngsville, LA, 7 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert “Bob” Jones. Funeral services for Mrs. Jones will be Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City. Visitation will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Sunday evening from 5-7 with Rosary at 7. There will also be a visit at the church on Monday from 9-11 before the funeral service. Father Savio and Father P.J. will officiate the funeral service. Pallbearers will be Mackenzie Garrett Jones, Cody Mcglawn, Jason Mcglawn, David Michael Jones, Stephen Turner, and Dat Nguyen. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle all arrangements.


Daniel (Danny) T. Bradshaw

Feb 10,2014

Daniel T. (Danny) Bradshaw, 60, of Bentonia passed away at his residence Friday February 7, 2014. He was a Methodist and Manager of Delta Auto Parts. Survivors are his father Halton Bradshaw of Bentonia, daughter Patty Bradshaw Collins of Yazoo City, son Daniel T. (Dan) Bradshaw, Jr. of Yazoo City, sisters; Bertha Outlaw of Yazoo City, & Betty Porter of Bentonia, brothers; Pete Bradshaw of Ola, Ark, & Bill Bradshaw of Boldknob, Ark., and special friend Tony Durst of Bentonia. Danny was preceded in death by his mother Pauline Bradshaw. This will be a cremation service and visitation will be the only services. VISITATION WILL BE MONDAY FEBRUARY 10 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING FUNERAL HOME.


Linda Beeson

Feb 09,2014

Linda Beeson, 72, of Brandon passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at St. Dominics in Jackson. Mrs. Beeson was a long time resident of Yazoo City. Linda is survived by her husband Bill Beeson of Brandon, daughters; E. Kim Waldrup “Mike” of Madison, Tracey Anne Beeson of D’Lo, and K. Jeanie Ables “Chris” of Vidalia, LA, son R.C. Beau Beeson of Hoover, AL, brother Truett Duncan “Clarke” of Yazoo City, Aunt Pauline Jackson of Yazoo City, 12 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Services for Mrs. Beeson will be a Memorial visitation on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 2-5 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City.


Milton David Richardson, Jr.

Feb 08,2014

Milton David Richardson, Jr. entered into internal rest on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at the age of 44 due to a tragic automobile accident. David was married to the love of his life, Paige Druey Richardson and her two daughters Addie Kaye and Lillie Dale Tracy. He was the devoted son of Milton, Sr. and Teresa Jennings Richardson. David was the nurturing, loving, older brother to Jon Richardson (Keran) and Beth Norman (Rick). He also leaves behind his maternal grandmother, Cleo Alderman Jennings and a very special great aunt, Mary Ballard Orsborn. David was the son-in-law of Jimmy Druey, Sr. (Pam), and brother-in-law Jimmy Druey, Jr. (Sharon). David was the proud uncle of Ashton, Macey, Tyler, Lainey, Mary Michael, Katie, Selah, Annlee, and AJ. Other survivors include a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other loved ones including his students and friends. David was preceded in death by an infant brother, David Lee Richardson, his maternal grandfather, Clifton Jennings and his paternal grandparents, Milton Lee and Leontine Ballard Richardson, and mother-in-law, Kaye Ketchum Druey. David was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he served as an altar boy and a member of CYO. David was a 1987 graduate of Yazoo City High School, attended Holmes Community College and received his BS in Education from Delta State University. David was a member of the Yazoo City High School special chorale group which performed at the New Orleans World Fair twice. He was also a radio DJ under the name of David Rivers. While at HCC David discovered his love of theater where he produced and acted in numerous plays as lead role. While there, he was inducted into the honorary drama fraternity Delta Psi Omega. David was a band member and served as band manager at both HCC and DSU. David also founded the Chess Club at DSU. David came back to his hometown to teach at his alma mater where he discovered his true calling. After ten years, he was invited to participate in the student exchange program that took him to Bishkek University in Kyrgyzstan for two years. Upon returning to the states, David taught at Provine High School for eight years touching hundreds of lives. David was also the tennis coach and was named teacher of the year. David then returned home to help take care of his aging grandparents and rejoined the Yazoo City High School staff where he taught for several years until 2011 when he was forced to retire due to medical issues; which broke his heart because he could no longer share his true love and knowledge of history with others. David had a true calling for teaching and touched countless young lives. David has a contagious spirit that was noticed the instant you met him. Whether it was the communities he touched with his knowledge and art, the friends and family he showered with his generosity and kindness, or the thousands of students he challenged to reach for their dreams. Visitation will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 5-7, Saturday from 10-11 with services at 11. Please share your memories of David on Facebook for the family.


Martha Clark Smith

Feb 06,2014

Martha Clark Smith died peacefully February 3, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS surrounded by her family. Martha was born February 28, 1921 and reared in Yazoo City, MS. She spent all of her adult life in Louise, MS where she was an active member of the Louise United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents Henry "Pete" Clark and Donna Bennett Clark of Yazoo City, her husband Samuel Upshaw Smith Sr. and a son Henry "Hank" Bartlett Smith of Louise, her sister Edna Clark Mellon and her brother in law Joe S. Mellon Sr. of Bolton, and her brother in law B.W. Smith Jr. and his wife Marie Smith of Louise. She is survived by her son Sam Smith Jr.(Sharon) of Yazoo City, her grandson Thomas Ruffin Smith of Louise, and her granddaughter Shannon Smith Andresen(John) of Birmingham, AL. Martha is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces including Bart Smith(Eloise), Bill Smith(Cindy), Sally Smith, Marie Smith, Joe S. Mellon Jr.(Barbara), Marty Mellon, Bobby Mellon(Carolyn), Francis Mellon Weissinger(Charlie), and Richard Mellon(Lou Ann). She is survived as well by 3 of her 36 first cousins, Sam Olden, Catherine "Sis" Olden Wohner, and Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Clark. Martha was a member of several social organizations and groups. She attended M.S.C.W. Martha had enjoyed playing golf, Ole Miss football games, and card playing with friends and family. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Services will be held Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Louise United Methodist Church at 10:00 am. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Memorials may be made to the Louise United Methodist Church.


Maggie W. Mauldin

Feb 03,2014

Maggie W. Mauldin, 85, of Bentonia passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Mauldin was a homemaker for many years. She is survived by her sons; Roger Mauldin of Bentonia and Richard Mauldin of Bogalusa, LA, daughters; Mary Maudlin of Houma, LA, JoAnn Glen of Forest, and Gloria Perry of Carthage, 21 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Services for Mrs. Mauldin will be Monday, February 3, 2014 at 10:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5-7 at the funeral home. Rev. Ray Woods will officiate the services. Pall Bearers will include Vince Adams, Marcus Hardin, Frankie Mauldin, Randy Dunn, Chris Liner, Paul Liner, Johnny Mauldin, Shannon Mauldin, and alternate Lee Blackwell.


Barbara Ann Ables

Feb 03,2014

Barbara Ann Ables, 77, of Benton passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Ables was a cashier at King’s Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City for many years. She was a member of Scotland Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Mrs. Ables is survived by her husband of many years Harris Ables of Benton, son Kenny Ables (Laurie) of Benton, daughter Teresa Dew (James) of Yazoo City, daughter Tonya Millsaps (Mike) of Philadelphia, TN, sister Peggy Flanagan of Jackson, brother Jap Hollowell of Laurel Hill, FL, brother-in-law Tom Luby of Yazoo City, 10 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Ables will be Monday, February 3, 2014 at 3:00 at Scotland Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1-3 before the funeral service at the church. The interment will follow the funeral service in Scotland Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Glen Allen will conduct the services. Pallbearers will be Gil Berry, Harvey Luby, Bill Woods, Shane Ables, Bruce Nelson, Michael Dew, Trent Floyd, and Ben Jackson. Honorary Pallbearers will include Marion Creel, Ordell Douglas, B.J. Jackson, Billy Jones, and Mrs. Ables’ nephews. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.


Lanny Faulkner

Feb 01,2014

Lanny Faulkner, 61, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 at his residence in Yazoo County. Mr. Faulkner worked in the construction industry for many years. He was a member of Anding Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Mr. Faulkner is survived by his wife Deborah Faulkner of Bentonia, daughter Carmen Faulkner of Ohio, father John S. Faulkner of Morgan County, KY, and brothers; Clinton Faulkner of New Carlisle, OH, Wayne Faulkner of Cincinnati, OH, Ricky Faulkner of New Carlisle, OH, and Roger Faulkner of Florida. Graveside services for Mr. Faulkner will be Saturday, February 1, 2014 AT 11:00 in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery in Yazoo County. The Rev. John Slade will officiate the service. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


Winnie M. Martin

Feb 01,2014

Winnie M. Martin, 77, of Myrleville Road, Bentonia passed away at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson on Wednesday January 29, 2014. She was a homemaker and a Member of Melrose Baptist Church. Survivors are; her husband; Harley Martin of Bentonia, daughters; Theresa King of Bentonia, Lisa May of Bentonia, & Darita Martin Saxton of Norfork, Va. son James Jewell of Shreveport, LA., 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, sisters; Merlene Steed of Rolling Fork, Virginia Ellen Belanger of Yazoo City, Patsy Pickett of Yazoo City, & Michelle Minks of Bentonia. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by; daughter; Sherrie Woolridge, brothers; Bobby Tyer & Charles Earl Tyer. Visitation will be Saturday February 1st from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Melrose Baptist Church followed by memorial services at 2:00 P.M. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Jon Vanlandingham will officiate. In Lieu of Flowers the family request memorials to Melrose Baptist Church.


Wallace N. Brooks

Jan 31,2014

Wallace N. Brooks, 57, of Old Highway 49, Yazoo City passed away at his residence Friday January 24, 2014. He was a pipefitter. Survivors are his son; Newton Brooks of Orlando, FL. mother; Louise Brooks of Yazoo City, brother Joseph Brooks of Arkansas. GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE FRIDAY JANUARY 31 AT 11:00 A.M. at SHORT CREEK CEMETERY IN YAZOO COUNTY.


Louise L. Brooks

Jan 31,2014

Louise L. Brooks, 83, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday January 25, 2014 at The Yazoo City Helath & Rehab Center. She was a homemaker. Survivors are her Son; Joseph Brooks of Arkansas, Brother; Robert Lee Franklin of Morton, MS.,1/2 brother; Gordie Kight of Yazoo CIty. GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE FRIDAY JANUARY 31 AT 11:00 A. M. at SHORT CREEK BAPTIST CEMETERY IN YAZOO COUNTY. (click here to edit information for Louise L. Brooks.


Karen Anne Hicks

Jan 30,2014

Karen Anne Hicks, 53, of Ruth, Ms. formerly of Satartia, passed away at her residence Sunday January 25, 2014. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors are her daughter Amanda (Kevin) Munn of Ruth, Ms., son Jordan Ward of Bentonia, 2 grandchildren mother Barbara W. Hicks of Wesson, Ms. sister; Melissa Tanksley of Wesson, MS, Laneita Gayle of Bentonia, brother; Robert Hicks, Jr. of Fairbanks, Alaska Karen was preceded in death by a son Charles Allen Scarborough. Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday January 30 at Lakewood Memorial Park in Clinton, MS. Rev. Jeffery Conn will Officiate.


George B. Logan, Jr.

Jan 24,2014

George B. Logan, Jr., 75, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at his residence in Yazoo City. Mr. Logan was a retired merchant in Yazoo City for many years. He was a member of Liverpool Baptist Church. Mr. Logan is survived by his wife Barbara B. Logan of Yazoo City, daughter Patricia Ellis of Yazoo City, daughter Jeanie Lammons (Wally) of Clinton, a sister Brenda Joyce Logan of Denham Springs, LA, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. George B. Logan, Sr., and a brother James Roy Logan. Funeral services for Mr. Logan will be Friday January, 24 2014 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City at 11:00. Visitation will be Thursday at the funeral home from 5-7. Pallbearers will be the grandsons of Mr. Logan. Memorials may be made to Liverpool Baptist Church, and the Cancer Society @ Bank Of Yazoo City.


Janie Rodgers Williams

Jan 21,2014

Janie Rodgers Williams , 83 , of Byram , a native of Yazoo County, passed away Sunday January 19, 2014 at st Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. Mrs. Williams was a Homemaker. Survivors are her husband; Ed Williams of Byram, daughter; Nina (Don) Campbell of Kosciusko, Ms.,son; Jimmie Owen (Vicki) Williams of Pensacola, Fl., 2 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, sisters; Faye Milner of Yazoo City, Sue Chisolm of Collinsville, MS, Mary Nell Poole of Pelahatchie, MS. brother; Thomas Fount Rodgers, Jr. of Richland, MS. She was preceded in death by grandson Brian Williams. VISITATION WILL BE AT FLETCHERS CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH TUESDAY JANUARY 21 12:00 - 2:00 P.M. FOLLOWED BY GRAVESIDE SERVICES AT 2:00 P.M. IN FLETCHERS CHAPEL CEMETERY.


William Tucker Dixon, Jr.

Jan 20,2014

William Tucker Dixon, Jr. of Vaughan passed away early Saturday morning at St. Dominics Hospital in Jackson. He was 89 yrs old. He served faithfully as a Baptist minister and pastor for over fifty years. He served as the pastor at Mesa Baptist Church, Bethesda Baptist Church, Melrose Baptist Church, Nola Baptist Church, Utica Baptist Church, Nettleton Baptist Church, Center Ridge Baptist Church, Kashwitna Church (Alaska) and Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church from which he retired. During retirement he served as the interim pastor at Benton Baptist Church. Rev. Dixon graduated from Benton High School. He served in the United States Army with the 340th Engineers of the 6th Army at the Battle of Luzon in the Philippines. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Mississippi College. He received a Masters of Theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Rev. Dixon was preceded in death by his wife of 70 yrs, Eloise Smith Dixon and his oldest son William Tucker Dixon, III. Survivors include daughters Bettie D. (Charles) Knight of Jackson, Doris A. Dixon of Vaughan, son Ivey B. (Veronica) Dixon of Como, 12 grandchildren and their spouses, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, nephew J. Webb Lampley and Niece Libby Lampley. The services will be held Monday, January 20, 2014, at Black Jack Baptist Church with interment to follow at the Church Cemetery. Pall Bearers will be Will Dixon, IV, John Dixon, David Dixon, Bradley Dixon, Webb Lampley, Jefferey Knight, and Chad Abernathy, Honorary Pall Bearers will be the granddaughters.


Nolan Stewart Vaughan

Jan 18,2014

Nolan Stewart Vaughan Junior, affectionately known as ‘Sonny’, passed away Sunday morning with his wife of 47 years, Brenda Burks Vaughan, by his side. Sonny was born on July 22, 1941 in Jackson, Mississippi to Nolan Stewart Sr. and Lenore Hall Vaughan. He graduated from Yazoo City High School where he loved playing football. Sonny attended his beloved University of Mississippi as well as St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas before going on to earn an MBA at Mississippi College. He also served his country in the US Army. Sonny’s long and storied career in the energy business began with Gulf Oil Company and included Reading & Bates in Tulsa, Oklahoma and MinnegasCo in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The international energy business took him around the globe and sparked a love for travel which he and Brenda continued during his retirement. Sonny’s joyful spirit was evidenced in his infectious laugh, wonderful sense of humor, and love of family which lives on and comforts them now. He was an avid Ole Miss Rebels fan, loved history, computers and his precious grandson ‘Q’. He was a member of Kirk of the Hill Presbyterian Church and volunteered in the local community. Sonny Vaughan leaves behind his wife, Brenda; daughter, Valerie Vaughan of Tulsa; son Nolan Stewart Vaughan, III and his wife Anne of Minneapolis, MN and his only grandchild, Nolan Stewart Vaughan IV. He is also survived by his sister and best friend, Cindy Foose of Greenwood, MS; another sister Carolyn McDermott of Plano, Texas as well as numerous nieces, nephews and faithful pooch friends, Prissy and Bailey. Services will be held at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, OK at 11 am on Thursday, January 16, 2014. A graveside service will be held at in Yazoo City, MS at 11am on Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Glenwood Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.


Barbara Ann Phlegar

Jan 18,2014

Barbara Ann Carley Phlegar, 80, of N. Ft. Myers, Fla. formerly of Yazoo City passed away Monday January 13, 2014. She was a Southern Baptist Missonary and a member of 1St Baptist Church of Yazoo CIty. SUrvivors are her husband Donald Phlegar of N. Ft. Myers, Fl. daughters; Dianne P. Frasier of N Ft Myers, Fl. & Cindy P. Duncan of Lena, Ms. 1 grandchild Kris Frasier of N. Ft Myers, Fl.,sisters; Jane Marsh of Brandon, Pat Crumbley of Destin, Fl. Connie Johnston of Greenwood, & Linda Johnson of Belzoni, brother; John Carley, Jr. of Hattiesburg, & brother-in-law Ernest Jackson of Yazoo City. VISITATION WILL BE AT 1ST BAPTIST CHURCH SATURDAY JANUARY 18 THERE WILL BE A PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE.


Jerry Donald

Jan 17,2014

Jerry Donald, 77, of Yazoo County passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Mr Donald is survived by his daughter Virginia Ann Donald of Yazoo City, Brothers; Harold Donald of Corinth, Johnny Donald of Greenville, Paul Donald, Willie Donald of Baytown, TX, sister Doris Brown of Greenville, sister Dottie Whitworth of Benton. Mr. Donald was preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs Johnny A. Donald, sister Eloise Boyette, sister Jessie Donald, and brother Jack Donald. Funeral services will be a Graveside service on Friday, January 17, 2014 in Glenwood Cemetery at 11:00 am. Stricklin-King will handle the arrangements.


Danny O'Neal Parrett

Jan 17,2014

Danny O'Neal Parrett of Satartia, age 67, passed away Wednesday January 15, 2014 at The MIssissippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was in Insurance sales and a member of Satartia 1st Baptist Church. Survivors are his son; Brian Keely Parrett of Phialdelphia, MS. 3 grandchildren, Brain's mother Carol, brothers; Tim Parrett of Starkville, & Ronnie Parrett of Winnsboro, LA. sisters; Patricia Spouse of Cleveland, MS., & Debbie Caroll of Winnsboro, La. VISITATION WILL BE FRIDAY JANUARY 17 12:30 - 2:00 P.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING FUNERAL HOME FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT THE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL AT 2:00 P.M. INTERNMENT WILL BE IN GLENWOOD CEMETERY.


Kenneth Earl Henderson

Jan 14,2014

Kenneth Earl Henderson, 51, of Bentonia passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at CMMC in Jackson. Mr. Henderson was a dispatcher for W.S. Red Hancock Inc. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Mr. Henderson is survived by his wife Barbara Ann Henderson of Bentonia, son Kenneth Henderson “Kaylee” of Bay St. Louis, son Kevin Henderson of Bentonia, brother Damon Henderson of Bentonia, brother Richard Moore of Bentonia, sister Kristie Green of Madison, sister Hattie Estelle Hull of Brandon, and one grand child Madeline Henderson. He was preceded in death by his parents Mr. D.L. Henderson & Mr. & Mrs. James Reaves, and one brother Michael Henderson. Funeral Services for Mr. Henderson will be Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:00 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev. Charlie Harris and Rev. Darby Combs will officiate the service. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.


Jimmie Dale Boatner, Sr.

Jan 13,2014

Jimmy Dale Boatner, Sr. of Vaughan, 60, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014 at St. Dominics in Jackson, MS. Mr. Boatner was a retired farmer who farmed the Yazoo County area for many years. He was a member of Black Jack Baptist Church in Vaughan, Ms. Mr. Boatner is survived by his wife Cindy Hall Boatner of Vaughan, son Jimmie Dale “Bo” Boatner, Jr. of Vaughan, son Jason Lee Boatner “Tamara” of Bentonia, brother Pierce Boatner of Vaughan, brother Howard Boatner of Benton, brother Timmy Boatner of Benton, 3 Grandchildren; Aiden Williams, Aubrey Anne Boatner, and Allie Hart Boatner. Mr. Boatner is preceded in death by his parents Otis and Annie Louise Boatner. Funeral services for Mr. Boatner will be Monday, January 13, 2014 at 2:00 at Black Jack Baptist Church in Vaughan. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 before the service at the church. The Rev. Ken Anderson will officiate the funeral service with Stricklin-King Funeral Home handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Black Jack Baptist Church building fund.


Edith Dent Earley

Jan 12,2014

Edith Earley, 80, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Earley was a homemaker for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City. Mrs. Earley is survived by her sons Wayne Earley of Rayville, La., Bill Earley of Houston, Tx., Mike Early of Yazoo City, daughter Martha Geen Slade Earley of Yazoo City, 9 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5-7 at the funeral home. Rev. Lewis Kalil will officiate the service.


LeRoy F. Kamarainen

Jan 11,2014

LeRoy E. Kamarainen, 73, of Yazoo City, Ms. passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at MBMC in Jackson. Mr. Kamarainen was born February, 15, 1940 in Chisolm, MN. to Francis and Ina Kamarainen. He was a software engineer for Control Data for many years. Mr. Kamarainen is survived by his wife Bertha Kamarainen of Yazoo City, son Scott Kamarainen “Jennifer” of Farmington, MN, son Tony Kamarainen “Amy” of Eagan, MN, step-son Kyle Whitehead “Natalie” of Benton, MS, daughter Katria Morris “Mike” of Toledo, OH, sister Shirley Davis of Cottage Grove, MN, and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Kamarainen will be Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS. Visitation will be from 10-11 before the funeral service. Rev. Charles Moore is officiating the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to cancer research or church of preference.


John H. Lewis

Jan 07,2014

John H. Lewis, 71, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday January 2, 2014 at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. He was a pharmacist and a Baptist. Survivors are his sister Jymme Lewis ( Herbert) Bond of Yazoo City and nieces Lisa & Robin. VISITATION WILL BE TUESDAY JANUARY 7 2:00 -3:30 P.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING FUNERAL HOME FOLLOWED BY MEMORIAL SERVIOCES AT 3:30 AT THE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL. Rev. Lewis Kalil will officiate.


Inez R. Smith

Jan 04,2014

Inez R. Smith, 89, of Benton passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City. She retired from the Yazoo County School System and a member of Benton Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughter; Beverly Ladner of Benton, son; Allen Jack Smith of Houston, Tx. sister; Iva Mae Ashmore of Charleston, MS., sister-in-law; Mary Agnes Robinson of Charleston, MS., 4 grandsons and 10 great grandchildren. VISITATION AT STRICKLIN-KING SATURDAY JANUARY 4 9:30 - 11:00 A.M. FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT THE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL AT 11:00 A.M. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW IN GLENWOOD CEMETERY. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.


Mary Denise Fagan Chatham

Jan 04,2014

MARY FAGAN CHATHAM Pearl, MS. Mary Denise Fagan Chatham passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014, from complications from a stroke she had in July 2013. She was 59 years old. She was born in Yazoo City, MS the second child of the late Robert Emmett and Katherine Sanders Fagan. She was named Denise in honor of her paternal grandmother, Lillian Denise Hanson Fagan, and affectionately called 'Neecie' by her mother and all who held her close. As a child she attended St. Mary's Catholic Church and ST. Clara Academy and received a fundamental education and training from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, KY for which she expressed much gratitude. Later, she attended Our Lady of Victory Catholic School in Pascagoula, MS and graduated from William B. Murrah High School, Jackson, and MS. in 1973. Neecie obtained her B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice and Social Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). At USM she met and married her husband, Dwain Chatham, of Lauderdale County, MS. Following the his death in 1982 Neecie and her three children returned to her home town of Yazoo City to live on her parents place on Myrleville Road where she reared her children until 1995. While in Yazoo City, Neecie worked with the Chapter 1 Program of the Yazoo City Public School System where she taught reading. She was of enormous help to her parents in the last years of their lives both having passed away within 11 days of each other in 1995. In the fall of 1995 Neecie took a position with Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield, MS, an institution of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, as an Academic Teacher working with clients in both the forensic and adolescent units. It was here that Neecie was to work providing services to the vulnerable and least of us. She was a committed worker; like her parents, and her ancestors, she was a socially conscious Christian; her work was a vocation to which she excelled, striving to help and rebuild lives. She has been widely praised by her clients, co-workers and superiors for her ability to succeed with very challenged and difficult clients. In the late 1990s Neecie continued her education obtaining her Master's Degree (also from USM) in Special Education. Aside from her work and her role as single mother of three, Neecie was devoted to her Catholic faith and her family. She excelled in her genealogical research for which she had a passion; she was an artist and enjoyed a life and spirit full of love, creativity and color. She was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Karen Lynne Fagan; her husband; and a grandson, Brandon Chatham. She is survived by her brother, Robert E. (Bob) Fagan, Jr. of Jackson, MS; her daughters, Carrie E. Chatham of Pearl, MS, and Pamela Anne Matthews (Shawn), of Wichita Falls, TX; her son E. Joseph Chatham (Angela) of Brandon, MS; her grandchildren: Cassie ~ and Presley Chatham, Shawn Goodsell, and Ryleigh Matthews; She is also survived by her niece and goddaughter, Christy S. Wilson and her two sons, Patrick Ryan Fagan and Sean D. Murray. Visitation will be Friday January 3, 2014 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Rosary will follow at 7:00 P.M. Services will be Saturday January 4 at 2:00 P.M. at St,. Mary’s Catholic Church with internment in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: Catholic Charities, St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, to the Catholic Foundation of Jackson, or to a charity of ones choice in her memory. Neecie's family wishes to thank the family and friends who have supported her and them in heart, mind and presence during the last six months.


Buford Johnson Screws

Jan 03,2014

Buford Johnson Screws, 96, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013 at Highland Home in Ridgeland. Visitation will be Friday, January 3, 2014 at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City from 12-2. Graveside services will be held immediately following at Concord Cemetery in Yazoo County. He is survived by his daughters Carolyn Collins (David) of Gluckstadt, Brenda Bramlett (Terry) of Cypress, Tx., and Barbara Oldham (Andy) of Ridgeland. He leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren with another on the way. Mr. Screws was born in Yazoo County. He lived many places in his career. He retired from Illinois Central Railroad after 40 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and fought in World War II in the Pacific. The Family expresses their deepest gratitude to Highland Home, Pax Hospices, and their daddy’s caregivers Ms. Ethel and Ms. Stacy.


Victor W. Cook III

Dec 28,2013

Victor Cook III, 48, of Bentonia passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Ms. Mr. Cook was a welder for many years. He is survived by his son Victor W. Cook IV of Clinton, daughter Nicole Luke of Pearl, daughter Laken Johnston of Starkville, daughter Haley Cook of Mize, mother Geraldine Morton of Jackson, brother Ronnie Cook of Pocahontas, and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Visitation is from 11-2 before the funeral service at the funeral home.


Robert "Bobby" D. Smith

Dec 27,2013

Robert D. "Bobby" Smith of Yazoo City passed away Monday December 23 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was co-owner of a lumber company and a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife; Juanita Smith of Yazoo City, Daughters; Linda Smith of Yazoo City, Marilyn S. Lamb of Madison, Angela G. Smith of Yazoo City, 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren & sister; Lwla Lammons of Texas. VISITATION WILL BE FRIDAY DECEMBER 27 12:00 - 2:00 P.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING WITH GRAVESIDE SERVICES AT 2:00 P.M. IN FLETCHERS CHAPEL CEMETERY IN YAZOO COUNTY. Rev. Steve Lammons will officiate. In Lieu of Flowers the family request memorials to Fletchers Chapel Cemetery Fund.


Davis M. Busby

Dec 26,2013

Davis M. Busby, 86, of Phoenix Community passed away at his residence Wednesday December 25, 2013. He was a retired L.C. Gas Inspector for Mississippi State and a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Wilma Faye Busby , Son; Rodney Martin (Betty) Busby, granddaughter Lora Scoby, grandson, Joshua Busby all of Bentonia, & 4 great grandchildren Visitation will be Thursday December 26 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. at Ogden Baptist Church followed by Services in The Church at 2:00 P.M. internment will follow in Ogden Baptist Cemetery.


Freddie L. Crotwell

Dec 20,2013

reddie L. Crotwell, 71, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Mr. Crotwell was a member of Bentonia Baptist Church. He was a retired truck driver of many years. Mr. Crotwell is survived by his daughter Marilyn Pettis of Bentonia, step daughter Shirley Warrington of Bentonia, step daughter Crystal Campbell of Richland, step son Henry Guthrie of Flora, brother Ted Crotwellof Cleveland, TN., grandsons; Dylan Pettis, Garrett Pettis, Cody Warrington, and Jeremy Warrington, great granddaughters; Jaeleigh Ann Gerrard, Morgan Grace Warrington, Sterlyn Warrington, and Brooke Warrington, and great grandson Blaine Brantley. Funeral services will be Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:00 at Bentonia Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 9-11 before the service at the church. The Rev. D.J. Speckner will officiate the service.


Velma Beatrice Delancey

Dec 19,2013

Velma Bush Delancey 86, of Benton Mississippi departed peacefully from this life on December 17,2013. She was surrounded by her husband, children, family and friends. She was born June 14, 1927 to Luther Evert and Florence Lee Cathy Bush of Delhi, La. Velma was a God fearing woman who always put God first in all areas of her life. While dearly loved by many, she was both respected and admired by all as a woman who truly walked in the footsteps of Jesus. Velma taught bible class for many years at the Yazoo Church of Christ. She was very interested in mission work and made numerous trips to the Caribbean Islands of Antigua, Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Trinidad. She also made other visits to the Holy Land and Jordan, Rome and Italy. Velma graduated from Tallulah High School, Tallulah La. And Bish-Mathis Institute, Monroe, La. Velma enjoyed sewing and crafts, gardening, landscaping, traveling and church work. For many years Velma was a member of the Ridge Road Homemakers Club and the Girl Scout Council of Yazoo city. Velma enjoyed animals and was a dedicated advocate of supporting many animal foundations. She had a tender heart for animals in distress or need. Velma spent sixty six and one half years with the love of her life, husband, Wilburn Delancey. She loved her children and family members. Velma was preceded in death by her parents Luther and Florence Bush; sister Wanda Bush Chauncey; Brothers Bruce Duvonne Bush and Sheldon Donald Bush. She is survived by her Husband off 66 Y2 years, Wilburn Delancey; Daughters Linda Susan Delancey, Benton Mississippi and Sandra Louise Delancey, Clinton Mississippi; one sister Juanita Bush Grubbs of Oak Ridge Tenn. Funeral services will be held at the Yazoo City Church of Christ Thursday December 19th at 2:00 PM with visitation from 11 :00 AM until 2:00 PM. at the church building. Another service will be held at the Delhi Church of Christ, Delhi Louisiana, on Friday December 20th with visitation from 9:30 AM until 11 :30 AM at the church building followed by the service at 1 :00 PM with Ray Franks officiating assisted by Al Franks and Trey Henry. Burial followed at the Delhi Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


Shirley Gardner Dixon

Dec 18,2013

Shirley Gardner Dixon, 67, of Yazoo City passed away Monday December 15, 2013 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was a secretary at Mississippi Chemical Corp & a member of 1st Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband; Leo Dixon of Yazoo City, daughters; Elizabeth Burrell & Leslie Mott both of Yazoo City, son; Lance (Amber) Dixon of Brandon, sister-in-law; Mary Jane Gardner of Indianola, 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Claude & Frances Gardner & brother; Wayne Gardner. VISITATION WILL BE WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 18 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT 2:OO P.M. AT THE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL. REV. LEWIS KALIL WILL OFFICIATE.


William Cecil Tharp

Dec 17,2013

William Cecil Tharp, 83, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Tharp was a retired police chief of the Yazoo City Police Department. He was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Funeral Services for Mr. Tharp will be Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 2:00 at Center Ridge Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1-2 before the service at the church. The Rev. Jon Vanlandingham, Rev. Daryl Oster, and the Rev. David Case will officiate the service. Memorials can be made to the food bank at Center Ridge Baptist Church.


Burnice "Petie" Neely

Dec 16,2013

Burnice "Petie" Neely, 86, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 at Oasis Health and rehab in Yazoo City. Mr. Neely was retired security for Ms. Chemical Corp. He was a veteran of the U.S Army. Mr. Neely is survived by his wife Margaret Neely of Bentonia; daughters Sandra Plunkett (Al) of Yazoo City, Brenda Russell (Bubber) of Bentonia, Judy Jones (Mike) of Vicksburg, Babs Davis (Doug) of Bentonia,brother Lynn Neely of Bentonia, 8 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 16, 2013 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunhday from 4-6 at the funeral home. The Rev. Steve Jackson will officiate the service.


William Andrew Keene

Dec 13,2013

William Andrew Keene, 90, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Keene was a retired employee of the Corp. of Engineers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in WWII. Mr. Keene is survived by his wife Julia Keene of Yazoo City, daughter Elizabeth Ann Green of Chatanooga, daughter Deborah Crosby of Yazoo City, daughter Julie Cason Tarver of Yazoo City, son Billy Keene of Yazoo City, son Jimmy Dale Keene of Ridgeland, 13 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Susan Warren Hood. Funeral services will be Friday, December 13, 2013 at 2:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1-2 before the service.


Herbert Louis Hood

Dec 12,2013

Herbert Louis Hood, 85, of Midway passed away Monday December 9, 2013 at The Oasis Health & Rehab Center in Yazoo City. Mr. Hood was retired from Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association as Right of Way Foreman and was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Billie Hood of Midway, daughter Glenda ( Larry) Purvis of Benton, granddaughter Jennifer (Doug) Estes of Yazoo City, grandson Todd (Beth) Purvis of Yazoo City, great grandsons Brandon Purvis, Bryce Purvis, Cole Estes, & B.J. Jenkins, great Granddaughters; Brooke Jenkins, & Breann Jenkins, Brothers; Doyle Hood of Benton, Les Hood of Yazoo City, & Craig Hood of Yazoo City. Preceded in death by his parents; Jim & Minnie Mae Hasty Hood, & Brothers; Lamar Hood & Paul Hood. VISITATION WILL BE THURSDAY DECEMBER 12 9:30 - 11:00 A.M. AT MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT 11:00 A.M. AT MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH. INTERNMENT WILL FOLLOW IN THE CHURCH CEMETERY. Rev. Arlie Francis & Rev. George Moore will officiate. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS FAMILY REQUEST MEMORIALS TO THE CEMETERY FUND OF MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH.


Bobbie Ray Bond

Dec 11,2013

Bobby Ray Bond, 81, died Monday, December 9, 2013 at the VA Medical Center in Jackson. Mr. Bond was a long time employee of Mississippi Chemical Corp. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Bond is survived by his step son Paul Speaks and wife Maurene of Yazoo City, Ms. He was preceded in death by his parents Benjamine and Ethel Bond, and his wife Sadie Bond. Graveside services for Mr. Bond will be Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:00 in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2 at Stricklin-King before the service. Rev. Richard Jennings will officiate the service.


Charles Lungrin

Dec 11,2013

Charles V. Lungrin, 68, of Satartia passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Lungrin was a retired farmer and owner of Lungrin Air Service. He was a member of Satartia Methodist Church. Mr. Lungrin is survived by his mother Mailan Lungrin of Satartia, and Nephews Donnie and Chase Lungrin of Vicksburg. He was preceded in death by his father Charles E. Lungrin, and brother Donald Lungrin. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9-10 before the funeral.


Delphene Dees

Dec 10,2013

Delphene Dees, 55, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Friday December 6, 2013. She was a homemaker and a member of The Church of God of Prophesy, Survivors are her husband Harold Dees, sons; Jeffery Dees & Jonathan Dees, 4 Grandchildren, brother; Jeffery Stevens all of Yazoo City and a sister; Treather Taylor of Dover, TN. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 2:00 P.M. TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10 AT THE YAZOO CITY CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY. WITH REV. RICKY DORRELL & REV. MATT CLARK OFFICIATING.


Clarence Curtis Moore

Dec 10,2013

Clarence Curtis Moore, 77, Of Vaughan Passed away Saturday December 7, 2012 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was a retired power company contractor and a member of Ellison United Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife; Joan Moore of Vaughan, daughters Judy Moore (James) Allison of Sarah, MS.,Melody Moore (David) Tannehill of Birmingham, AL., grandson Jon David Tannehill, granddaughters; Katie Tannehill & Sara Tannehill, brothers James S. Moore of Houston, TX., John D. Moore of Midway, & Jessie F. Moore of Vaughan. VISITATION WILL BE TUESDAY DECEMBER 10 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. AT ELLISON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE CHURCH. REV. DAVID SCHULTZ WILL OFFICATE. INTERNMENT WILL FOLLOW IN THE CHURCH CEMETERY.


Carmen C. Cooper

Dec 09,2013

Carmen Copper, 84, of Yazoo City died Thursday, December 5, 2013. Mrs. Cooper was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Yazoo City. She was the ownwer/operator of Carmen's Florist. Mrs. Cooper is survived by her son Micheal Cooper of Madison, daughter Roselynn Soday of Bentonia, daughter Mary Sue Parrett of Starkville, Sister-in-law Catherine Cagle of Durant, 8 Grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Cooper will be Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at First United Pentecostal Church in Yazoo City. Visitation will be 4-8 Sunday at the church. Burial will be held at 2:30 Monday in Brister Cemetery in West, Ms.


Margaret Elaine Crimm

Dec 04,2013

Margaret Elaine Crimm, 65, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Sunday December 1, 2013. She was a homemaker and a member of The Church of Jesus of Laterday Saints. She was born August 28, 1948 to Charles & Bl;anche Winstead. She grew ip in Jackson. She married Hal S. Crimm on March 12, 1971, Margaret loved people and was kind to everyone. She especially loved children. She was a life long member of The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latterday Saints. She served in The Primary organization & loved being with children. She was also a seminary teacher & wars Librarian. Margaret enjoyed genealogy & loved searching for her ancestors in this great labor of love. She worked for the Yazoo Historical Archives, writing articles for the paper and helping other with their genealogy. Margaret will be missed by all who knew her especially her family. Margaret was proceeded in death by her father, Charles Winstead and her grandparents Carl & Margaret Olson & Willie Howard & Alberta Winstead. She is survived by her husband Hal Crimm, her children & SPouses; Donna & Darrell Bullinger, Missy & David Rogers, & Hal & Lisa Crimm, 10 Grandchildren; Charlene, Samantha, Brandy, Jacob, Bethany, Scotty, Haley, Dylan, Hal David & Ian, 5 great grandchildren, her mother; Blanche Winstead, her brothers & spouses Carl & Marsha Winstead, Duane & Jill Winstead, Myrick & Tina Winstead, her sisters Suzette Putnam & Cheryl & Alan Copponex. VISITATION WILL BE TUESDAY DECEMBER 3 AT STRICKLIN-KING 5:00- 7:00 P.M. WITH SERVICES WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4 at 11:00 A.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL WITH INTERNMENT IN CENTER RIDGE CEMETERY BISHOP LANCE & PAT TAYLOY WILL OFFICIATE.


John Covert "J.C." Harris

Dec 04,2013

John Covert “J.C.” Harris, 52 of Satartia passed away at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson Monday December 2, 2013. He was a care giver and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. John was a trusting , loving soul with a good heart. A very devoted Redskin fan to the bone. Survivors are his mother; Christine Harris of Satartia, brother; Joey Harris of Clinton, sisters; Tina Green of Huntsville, TX., & Jo Ann Tootle of Madison, MS, He is also survived by several nieces & nephews. J. C. was preceded in death by his father; William Joseph Harris. Visitation will be Wednesday December 4, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Yazoo County followed by services at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Charlie Harris will officiate. Pallbearers are; Tommy Green, Stephen Tootle, Brent Harris, Todd Martin, Greg Ragland, Clint Green, Zack Green, & Billy Ray Harris. Honorary Pallbearers are; Mike Harris & Dusty Morrow.


Claudine Newbaker

Nov 30,2013

Claudine Newbaker, 78 of Belzoni passed away Tuesday November 26, 2013 at The Humphreys County Nursing Home. Survivors are her daughter; Pamela Brown of Belzoni, sons; Edward Newbaker of Satartia, John Newbaker of Meridian & Roy Newbaker Birdsboro, PA. VISITATION WILL BE 9:30 - 11:00 A.M SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30 AT STRICKLIN-KING WITH SERVICES AT 11:00 A.M. SATURDAY AT STRICKLIN-KING'S CHAPEL WITH INTERNMENT IN WESLY CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Rev Robert Ragland & Rev. Bryan Abel will officiate. Pall bearers are Brian Outlaw, Lane Outlaw, Lamar Newbaker, Jonathan Newbaker, Jason Newbaker, Justin Newbaker.


Mary Jo Smith

Nov 30,2013

Mary Jo Smith, 83 of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Tuesday November 26, 2013 at her residence. She was a homemaker, a seamstress at E & W Manufacturing Co. and of The Church of Christ belief. Survivors are her daughters Jamie (Earl) Porter of Yazoo City, Dene Smith of Yazoo City, Nancy Nichols (Tim) Holloway of Colyell, LA., 9 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren She was preceded in death by her husband James H. "Pete" Smith. VISITATION WILL BE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30 AT STRICKLIN-KING 12:00 - 2:00 P.M. WITH GRAVESIDE SERVICES SATURDAY AT 2:00 P.M. AT CAILE CEMETERY IN SUNFLOWER COUNTY JOEL COLLINS WILL OFFICIATE.


Mary Louise Parker

Nov 27,2013

Mary Louise Parker, 82, of Yazoo City passed away Monday November 25, 2013 at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Eden Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband; Ledger Rothell Parker of Yazoo City, sons; Jeffery Rothell Parker of Brandon, & Michael C. Parker of Yazoo City, daughters; Mildred Dianne Estes of Orlando, FL.,& Marsha Joan Currey of Ft. Walton Beach, FL., 8 Grandchildren & 17 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by granddaughter Dianne Ketterman. Visitation is Tuesday November 26 5:00 -7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with services Wednesday November 27 at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Chapel with internment following in Glenwood Cemetery. Her son Rev. Jeff Parker will officate.


Earl Curtis Cox

Nov 26,2013

Earl Cox, 82, of Hattiesburg died Saturday, November 23, 2013. Mr. Cox is survived by his brothers John Cox "Liz" of Hattiesburg, James Cox of Vicksburg, nephew Jay Cox "Leigh Ann" of Benton, niece Sally Evilsizer of Brandon, and niece Susan CoCo "Phillip" of Hattiesburg. Graveside services will be held Tuesday November 26, 2013 at 2:00 in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Visitation will be from 1-2 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Stricklin-King is handleing the arrangements.


Rev. Tommie L. Joiner

Nov 25,2013

Rev. Tommie Joiner, 63 of Benton passed away Friday November 22, 2013 at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. a Minister he was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Gloria Joiner of Benton, Son; Corey ( Kim) Joiner of Brandon, MS.,daughter; Christy (Richard) Johnston of Yazoo City, grandchildren Ashton Johnston, Katlin Childress, & Hunter Johnston, sisters; Nancy Bowles, Susan Hanks, Jill Carwyle all of Oxford, Ms., and Lynn Odom of Batesville, Ms. father; Tommie L. Joiner & step-mother Faye Joiner. Visitation will be Sunday November 24 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Scotland Baptist Church and Monday November 25 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. at Scotland Baptist Church in Yazoo County, where he served as pastor for 9 years. Members of Shiloh Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers. Rev. Glenn Allen, Rev. Jimmy Goodwill, & Rev. Bill Watson will officiate. On Line condolences can be left at www.stricklin-king.com


Geneva Sybil Quinn

Nov 25,2013

Geneva Sybil Quinn, 93, of Brandon, MS., formerly of Yazoo City passed away Saturday November 25, 2013 at Brandon Nursing & rehab Center in Brandon. She was a seamstress at E & W Manufacturing and a member of The Yazoo City Church of God. Survivors are her daughter; Nadine Rickman of Brandon, 7 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, sisters; Vinie Dennis of Pearl, Burtie Peden of Flora, Eunice Wade of Pearl, Betty Cumberland of Columbus, OH., & Inez Purvis of Flora. Visitation will be Sunday November 24 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City 6:00 -8:00 P.M. and again Monday 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. with Services at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with internment at Bethel Cemetery- Franklin Baptist Church, Madison County-Flora. Pallbearers are Joe Lawrence, Tommy Quinn, Robbie Beaver, Dale Young, Tray Sanders, & Bubba Beaver.


Louise Melton Harrison

Nov 23,2013

January 1, 1916 and was a lifelong resident of Yazoo County. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Harrison of Yazoo City, daughter Maxine McGinty of Yazoo City and son James Harrison of Leominster, Massachusetts. She is survived by her grandchildren Stan McGinty of Bentonia, Keith McGinty of Malta, Montana, Garry McGinty of Yazoo City, Karen Powell of Yazoo City, John McGinty of Ridgeland, Martha Davis of Florence, and Wayne Harrison of Massachusetts Louise M. Harrison passed away in her sleep on November 19th, in Hattiesburg, MS. She was born. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Dawn Burgess of Hattiesburg, Adam McGinty of Hattiesburg, Josephine Tharp of Box Elder, Montana, Skye McGinty of Malta, Montana, Angie Rasnick of Batesville, Skipper Pierce of Vaughan, Kari Evans of Clinton, Jessie McGinty of Charlotte, North Carolina, Conner McGinty of Ridgeland and P. J. Thornton of Florence. She is also survived by a host of great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Visitation at 9:00 and graveside services to follow will be at Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church in Yazoo City, Mississippi on Saturday, November 23rd with Stricklin-King Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Ricky W. Saxton

Nov 16,2013

Ricky W. Saxton, 57 of Yazoo City passed away Wednesday November 13, 2013 in Yazoo County. He was the owner of Ricky Saxton Wrecker Service and a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors are his wife; Frances Saxton of Yazoo City, son; Wayne (Etta) Saxton of Yazoo City, daughter; Stacey Saxton (Michael) Milner of Madison, MS., grandchildren; Trace Saxton, Meri Grace Saxton, Clayton Saxton, Connor Saxton, Ty Milner, & Lake Milner brothers; Mitchell Saxton , Tommy Saxton, George Saxton, Jr., sisters; Sherry Saxton, & Wanda Fuller all of Yazoo City. Visitation will be Saturday, November 16 12:30 – 2:30 P.M. at Parkview Church of God followed by services at 2:30 P.M. at The Church. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Pallbearers are Andy Bridges, Randy Saxton, Mark Saxton, Brian Saxton, Joey Saxton, Daniel Walker, & Bubba Saxton.


Donna E. Berryhill

Nov 15,2013

Donna E. Berryhill, 57, passed away November 6, 2013 in Spokane, Washington. She was born November 16, 1955 in Chapel Hill, NC to Angus & Dorothy (Weber) Holmes. Donna was a graduate of Terry High School in Terry, MS class of 1973.She received a Bachelors Degree in accounting from The University of Southern Mississippi. She married Charlley Berryhill in 1977 and moved to Cheney, WA where she lived until her passing. Donna worked as an accountant for Modern Drywall in Spokane for 20 years. She was a beautiful, strong, devoted & selfless woman, there was nothing she would'nt do for her loved ones. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children ; Charley Berryhill of Cheney, WA. Chaay Wraney Berryhill of Cheney, WA. & Krista Sylla of Guinea, Africa, sisters; Lynda Trigg of Madison, MS. & Janet Buchanan of Meridian, Ms. Brother; Greg Holmes of Gulfport, MS. & 3 grandchildren. A GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 11:00 A.M. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15 AT GLENWOOD CEMETERY IN YAZOO CITY.


Laura J. Crow

Nov 11,2013

Laura J. Crow, 84, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday November 9, 2013 at Martha Coker- Green Houses in Yazoo City. A homemaker she was a member of 1st Baptist Church. Survivors are her son; Johnny (June ) Crow of Yazoo City, daughter; Ann (Melvin) Athey of Florence, 6 grandchildren, & 1 great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband John H. Crow. VISITATION WILL BE MONDAY NOVEMBER 11 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. AT STRICKLIN-KING FUNERAL HOME FOLLOWED BY GRAVESIDE SERVICES IN GLENWOOD CEMETERY AT 11:00 A.M. Rev. Lewis Kalil will officate.


Dallas Ray Porter, Sr.

Nov 11,2013

Dallas Ray Porter, Sr., 69 of Yazoo CIty passed away at his residence Sunday November 10, 2013. He was a Commericail & Residential Glass installer & a member of Hill Crest Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Mary Carolyn Shoemake Porter, sons Dallas Ray (Ashleigh) Porter, Jr. & William L. (Amy) Porter,daughter Kimberly R. (Shane) Kilpatrick 12 grandchildren, brothers Sonny Porter & Earl Porter all of Yazoo City. Ray was preceded in death by brothers; Roy Porter & Rudolph Porter, sisters; Faye Gordon & Liz Ricker, & his parents William Henry & Emily Ada Hanna Porter. GRAVESIDE SERVICES ARE MONDAY NOVEMBER 11 AT 2:00 P.M. IN FLETCHERS CHAPEL CEMETERY IN YAZOO COUNTY. Rev. Jeff Dixon will officiate.


Sydney Burrell Ketchum

Nov 09,2013

Sydney Burrell Ketchum, 83, of Benton, passed away Thursday November 7, 2013 at Oasis Health & rehab Center of Yazoo City. Mrs, Ketchum was a seamtress for E & W Manufacturing. Survivors are her sons; Butch Ketchum of Yazoo City & David Ketchum (Pam) of Benton, 6 grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, sister Peggy Shely, brothers; Jimmy Burrell, Charles Burrell, Jerry Burrell & Glen Burrell all of Conroe, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband; Murphy Roe Ketchum. VISITATION WILL BE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT 11:00 A.M. AT STRICKLIN KING FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL. INTERNMENT WILL FOLLOW IN MIDWAY BAPTIST CEMETERY. Rev. Bryan Abel will officate


John Edward Book

Nov 07,2013

John Edward Book Born July 17, 1933 to Louie Edward Book and Minnie Lee Patrick Boutwell. Married to Shelby Lightcap Book on February 21, 1954. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Ernest Lyles Book, and a brother, James Patrick Book. Mr. Book was a long time agri-businessman in Yazoo County, having owned Dixie Fertilizer and Chemical, Inc., a manufacturing and application of lime and liquid fertilizer company. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, a former vestryman and one time Junior Warden. He leaves his wife, Shelby, three sons, John Edward Book, Jr., James “Jamey” Pugh Book (Susan), Thomas Patrick Book (Candace), two daughters, Shelby Clare Book Davis (Tim) and Laura Lee Book Day, thirteen grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Book, John Edward Book, III (Amanda), Carrie Davis Hisaw, Timothy Al Davis, Jr. (Amber), Allison Clare Davis Ray ,Michael Davis, Jamey Book, Jr., Calleigh Cleveland Book Simmons (Jeremy), Samantha Lynn Book, Frances Clare Book Wright (Francis), Christopher Acey Day, II, Laura Ellington Day, and Miranda Guion. Eight great grandchildren, Melissa Hisaw, William Hisaw, Harleigh Dawn Davis, John Edward Book, IV, Ethan Thomas Ray, James Patrick Book, Kaleb Wade Ray, Adeline Clare Davis, and Matthew Ray Sheppard. Visitation will be Thursday November 7, 2013 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. at Trinity Church’s Jones Hall with services at 3:00 P.M. at Trinity Episcopal Church 323 N. Main St., Yazoo City


Charlene Eldridge Lancaster

Nov 07,2013

Charlene Eldridge Lancaster,75, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday November 5, 2013 at Oasis Health & Rehab Center. She was a retired CNA with Martha Coker and a member of Midway Baptist Church. Survivors are son; Tommy (Suzanne) Lancaster of Benton, sister; Tracey Lynn Lancaster of Yazoo City, 2 grandchildren Kara Elizabeth Lancaster & Joshua Ray Lancaster, brother; Charles “D.D.” Eldridge of Brandon. SERVICES WILL BE GRAVESIDE AT MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7 11:00 a.m. Rev. Lewis Kalil will officiate.


Sonny Bradshaw

Nov 05,2013

Reverend William E. "Sonny" Bradshaw Jr. of Yazoo City MS went home to be with his Lord on Friday, November 1, 2013. He was born on November 15, 1930 and is preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister. He is survived by his wife, Lora Lee Douglas Bradshaw. His children include his son John F. "Bubba" (Bonnie) Bradshaw of Moundville AL, his daughters Nona Woods of Moundville AL, Brenda Abernathy of Moundville AL, Debbie (Darrel) Hughes of Moundville AL, Janet (Andy) Smelley of Northport AL, Debbie (Terry) Horton of Yazoo City, MS, Beverly (Norris) Ables of Soso MS, Amanda (Doug) Davis of Cleveland TN, Lisa (Jamie) Kitchens of Byram MS, Leslie ( Jay) Knight of Cleveland TN. He has 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He started preaching on June 15, 1955 - 2013 and has been a true and faithful servant for his Lord for 58 years. He pastored many churches including Short Creek Baptist, Beaver Creek Baptist, Providence Baptist, West End Baptist, Gillsburg Baptist, Moundville Baptist, Sardis Baptist, Eden Baptist and Oil City Baptist. He also pastored Damascus Baptist church for 28 years. He presently was pastoring at Eagle Lake Baptist Church of Vicksburg MS. He received his Masters Degree in Theology / Psychology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was also a Mason for over 50 years. He loved studying God's word, fishing, hunting and spending time with church family, family and friends. Funeral arrangements will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation on Monday, November 4 from 5-7 pm. Service will be Tuesday, November 5 at 11 am in the chapel with burial to follow at Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Eagle Lake Baptist Church building fund, 15481 Hwy 465 - Vicksburg MS 39183 or Bancorp South.


Berry T. Weathersby, Jr.

Oct 30,2013

Berry T. Weathersby, Jr, 76 of Flora, passed away Sunday October 27, 2013 at Oasis Health & Rehab Center in Yazoo CIty. A Baptist he was employed in farming. He is survived by a brother James Weathersby of Flora. SERVICES WILL BE GRAVESIDE IN FLORA CITY CEMETERY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30 AT 3:00 P.M. Rev. Willie Bishop will officate.


Kathy Lynn Wyatt

Oct 25,2013

Kathy Lynn Wyatt, 54, of Holly Bluff passed away Wednesday October 23, 2013 at King’s Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City. She was a member of Holly Bluff United Methodist Church. Survivors are her mother Dorothy “Dot” Wyatt of Yazoo City, Brother Bill (Beth) Wyatt of Sardis, MS sisters; Ann (Mike) Maranto of Holly Bluff & Sandy (Art) Tidmore of Merigold, MS., nephews; Billy Wyatt, Tanner Tidmore, Hays Tidmore, & John Moranto, Nieces; Callie McGowan, Kati Jacks, & Missy Maranto. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Friday October 23 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. with services at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Robert Armstrong will officiate. Pallbearers will be Tom Huff, Frank Hegman, Bill Clinkscales, Jr., Ed Jordan, Skip Horton, & Smith Stoner. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Stoner, Jr., Randy Hearst, Wix Crawford, Victor Wyatt, Jr. & Bob Eldridge.


Laura "Sissy" J. Twiner

Oct 23,2013

Laura J. "Sissy" Twiner, 68 of Yazoo City passed away Sunday October 20, 2013 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was a member of Oil City Baptist Church and a homemaker. Survivors are her brothers; Tommy Twiner of Bentonia, Levi F. Twiner, III of Jasper , TX. sisters; Jo Ann Fielder of Yazoo City, Sue Goode & Lillie Hilderbrand both of Bentonia. VISITATION WILL BE AT STRICKLIN-KING TUESDAY OCTOBER 22 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. WITH SERVICES WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23 AT 11:00 A.M. STRICKLIN-KING FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL WITH INTERNMENT IN SHORT CREEK CEMETERY. Rev. Glen Warrington will officiate.


Helen Hunsucker Sadler

Oct 19,2013

Helen Hunsucker Sadler, 85, passed away at her home on October 17, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years T. G. Sadler and was a member of Ogden Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter Loraine Broocks (Jim) of Brandon, sons Tommy (Kim) of Crystal Springs and Felix (Billie Gail) of Bentonia, eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, a sister Muriel Cooper of Brookhaven. Visitation will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City on Friday, October 18, 2013, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Services will be held Saturday October 19 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel at Stricklin King Funeral home with interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris White, Tommy Norman, Ted Wells, Marty Hilderbrand, Jimmy Whitaker and Butch Herrington. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Laurina Carter for her loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building fund of Ogden Baptist Church.


Jim Mood

Oct 19,2013

James I. "Jim" Mood, 77, passed away October 17, 2013, from B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma as a result of Celiac Disease. Visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00 Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church Chapel, 231 North Washington Street, Yazoo City, with funeral service following in the sanctuary. Burial will be at Black Jack Cemetery on Black Jack Road, Vaughan, MS. Mood is preceded in death by his parents, Lowell Byron Mood and Mary Josephine Jackson,and a brother, Gary Dean Mood. Mood graduated from Yazoo City High School in 1954. He achieved Eagle Scout in the Andrew Jackson Council and earned the Bronze, Gold and Silver Palms. Jim was a Veteran, having served his country in the United States Air Force for 4 years, stationed in Korea and Japan. In 1958, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal by the Air Force. Mood was a 32nd Degree Mason and served as past Grand Master of the Yazoo Masonic Lodge. He attended Millsaps College and retired in 1998 after 38 years with Mississippi Chemical Corp. He was an ordained Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City. Mood is survived by his wife of 54 years, Melba Lynn Hearst, two sons-James Timothy (Lynn Fouche') and Christopher Irvin (Amy Turner); brother Terry (Barbara) and 2 sisters, Rita Blackburn (Donald) and Betty Jo Dew (Robert). Jim leaves behind 2 grandchildren, James Tanner Mood and Marlee Jean Mood.


Sherry Coleman McGraw

Oct 17,2013

Sherry Coleman McGraw, 54, of Yazoo City passed away Monday October 15, 2013 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was a Beautician and worked in Security. She was a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors are her Parents Thomas R. “Son” & Julia Coleman, daughter; Kristy McGraw, son; Trent McGraw, brother Tommy Coleman all of Yazoo City brother Don Coleman of Koscisko, MS. granddaughter Harley Evilsizor, grandsons, Tanner Evilsizor & Townsend McGraw. Sherry was preceded in death by a granddaughter Barrie Lane McGraw and her paternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Norwood Addington. Visitation will be Thursday October 17 10:00 – 11:00 A. M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with services at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Chapel with internment in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate.


James Earl Williams, Sr.

Oct 17,2013

James Earl Williams, Sr, 85, of Bentonia passed away at his residence Tuesday October 15, 2013. Mr Williams was a resident of Yazoo County for over 50 years and retired as maintenance supervisor for Mississippi Chemical Corp following 37 years of service. Survivors are his wife; Delores S. Williams, daughters Charlotte Williams of Benton & Scarlett Jordan of Bentonia, son James E. Williams, Jr. of Benton, 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, brothers; Theodore Williams of Vaiden, MS., John WIlliams of Byram, MS., & Ronny Williams of Yazoo City. VISITATION WILL BE AT GLENWOOD FUNERAL HOME IN PORT GIBSON, ms. tHURSDAY OCTOBER 17 12:00 - 2:00 P.M. WITH SERVICES AT THE GLENWOOD FUNERAL HOME IN PORT GIBSON, INTERNMENT WILL FOLLOW IN HERMANVILLE CEMETERY IN CLAIBORNE COUNTY. His nephew Rev. Johnny Ray Dear will officiate.


Robert Lamar Taylor, Jr.

Oct 16,2013

Robert Lamar Taylor, Jr, , 61 of Yazoo City passed away Monday October 14, 2013 at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. He was a Baptist and co-operator of The Steak House. Survivors are his brother; Mike Taylor of Memphis, ½ brothers; Thomas Taylor, James Taylor, & Shane Taylor, 1/2 sister Paula Taylor all of Lexington, MS. Lamar was preceded in death by his mother; Bernice “ Bea” Blount & father; Robert Lamar Taylor, Sr. Visitation will be Wednesday October 16 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. with graveside services at Harlands Creek Cemetery in Holmes County at 11:00 A.M. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the arrangements Rev. Johnny Gooch will officiate. Pallbearers are Phillip Swayze, Lee Erickson, Will Erickson, Eddie Fatcher, Robbie Saxton, and Kenny Saxton.


Evelyn P. Addison

Oct 13,2013

Evelyn P. Addison, 84, passed away Thursday October, 10, 2013 in Jackson. Mrs. Addison was a homemaker for many years. She was a member of Benton Baptist Church in Benton, Ms. Mrs. Addison is survived by her sons Otis C. Addison, Jr. “Judy” of Yazoo City, Danny Addison “Kim” of Owings, Md., brothers Will Porter of Ruston, La., Wayne Porter of West Virginia, sister Annette Ricks of Greenwood, Ms., 9 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Otis C. Addison, Sr., and daughter Betty Claire Sibley. Funeral services will be 2:00 Sunday October 13, 2013 at Benton Baptist Church with burial in Benton Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2 before the service. The Rev. Charles Moore will officiate the service.


David Ertle

Oct 12,2013

David Ertle, 73, of Bentonia, Ms. died Thursday October, 10, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Ertle was a retired auto technician. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Ertle is survived by his wife Sharon Ertle of Bentonia, daughter Sherry Senior of Bentonia, son Clint Ertle of Vicksburg, brothers Jerry Ertle of Brandon, Charles Ertle of Bentonia, Louis Ertle of Bentonia, sisters Becky Roope of Bentonia, Mary Creech of Bentonia, 3 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Mr. Ertle was preceded in death by his son Malcolm Ertle, sisters Dot Acey, and Marion Gray. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday October, 12, 2013 at 2:00 at Hebron Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Visitation is from 12-2 at the church before the funeral. The Rev. Bill Hutto will officiate the service.


Earl Welton Powell

Oct 08,2013




E. Doyle Jones

Oct 04,2013

E. Doyle Jones, age65, of Yazoo City died of Heart Failure Tuesday October 1, 2013 at The G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. Doyle was born January 31, 1948 in Maude, MS to Emmitt O’Neal and Lillian Coleman Jones. Doyle had seven siblings. He was married to Martha Parker Jones of Eden, MS for forty-one years. He received his education in Texas and Hinds Community College. Doyle’s career began with service to his country. He served in the U. S. Army in Vietnam from 1969 – 1971. From there he served his community as Deputy Sheriff in Yazoo County, a Patrolman, Assistant Police Chief, and Chief of Police of The Yazoo City Police Department. Doyle was Chief of Police in Lucedale, MS. He was Chief of Security for MS Power and retired after being Chief of Security for The Yazoo County School; District. Doyle was a life long member of Eden Baptist Church. Doyle is survived by his wife Martha Parker Jones of Yazoo City, daughter Charity Jones Pace and husband David Pace of Memphis, his daughter, Amanda Jones of Yazoo City. Doyle is also survived by his grandchildren; Michaela Jones Pace, Eden, Emmitt Palmer, Coleman, Parker, Ledger Daniel and Lillian Kizziah Jones Pace. Three brothers; Houston Jones, J. W. Jones and Tommy Jones of Texas, a and many nieces and nephews. Doyle Jones is preceded in death by his granddaughter; Lorelai Hope Pace, his parents; siblings; Bob Jones and A. W. “Woody” Jones of Texas, Sue Jones Skodacheck of Yazoo City and Linda Jones Morgan of Texas. He is also predeceased by his father and mother-in-law Donnie and Sue Parker of Yazoo City, MS. Services for E. Doyle Jones will be Saturday October 5 at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Friday October 4 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King. Officiating the service are Dr. Jeff Parker, Pastor Ricky Dorrell and Charity Jones Pace will deliver the eulogy. Pallbearers are Jamie Jones, Tim Lawless, Dudley Saxton, Pat Rush, Kevin Helton, and Don Parker. Honorary pallbearers are Jamie Parker, Mike Williams, Keith Wilkes, Rothell Parker, Paul Parker, Sr., Paul Parker, Jr., and Palmer Pace. Internment will be in Glenwood Cemetery with Stricklin-King Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. A reception following the services will be held at The Church of God of Prophecy on Graball Road Yazoo City. E. Doyle Jones will always be known as a Christian, a loving husband and father and a patriot to his country.


Claude Earl Poole, Jr.

Sep 29,2013

Claude Earl Poole, Jr.,83, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Thursday September 26, 2013. a veteran of the U. S. Navy, a member of 1st Methodist Church, and retired from Southern Bag Corp as production manager. Survivors are his wife Ida Marie Poole of Yazoo City, son; William Claude Poole of Madison, daughters; Vicky Poole Denton of Tylertown, Tracye P. Gunderson of Reno, Nev, brother Edward Eugene Poole of Tuscaaloosa, Al., 8 Grandchildren, Dustin Graham Denton, Peyton Warren Denton, Jordan Earl Gunderson, Graham Rother Gunderson, William Chandler Poole, Ranet Reid Denton, Virginia Poole Gentry, Shelby Gabrielle Poole, & great grandson John Brandon Gentry VISITATION WILL BE SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29 , 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT 3:00 P.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING CHAPEL WITH INTERNMENT IN GLENWOOD CEMETERY. Rev. Lewis Kalil will officiate.


George Q. Fielder, Jr.

Sep 21,2013

George Q. Fielder, 79, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday September 19, 2013 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.. He was retired from the Yazoo County Road Department. Survivors are his wife Georgia A. Fielder of Yazoo City, son; Michael Fielder of Benton, daughters; Judy Utoff of Bentonia, Kelly Ward of Benton, 8 grandchildren & 18 great grandchildren. George was preceded in death by a son James Fielder. VISITATION WILL BE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 AT STRICKLIN-KING 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.WITH SERVICES SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21 AT 2:00 P.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING CHAPEL WITH INTERNMENT IN LIVERPOOL CEMETERY. Rev. Gary Henderson will officiate.


Billy Marion Ferriss

Sep 18,2013

Billy Marion Ferriss, born December 10, 1930, a kind, compassionate, loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend, and Christian man, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 14, 2013 surrounded by his family. Services for Billy will take place with visitation at 10AM followed by services at 11AM on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the Bentonia Baptist Church in Bentonia, MS. Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS will manage the services.


Earl Clarence Zachery

Sep 18,2013

Clarence Earl Zachery, 78, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday September 15, 2013 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was retired from the Trucking Industry & a Mechanic, he was also a member of Westwood Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Norma Sue Zachery of Yazoo City, daughter; Kim (Richard) Moore of Bentonia, 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, brothers; Tom Zachery of Hot Springs, Ark.,Jearl (Nancy) Zachery of Coffeeville, sisters; Pearl (Jr) Morris of Flint, MI, Frances (Bob) Henry of Texarcana, TX< Marilyn Pinketon Zachery of Leachville, AR., & Melody Zachery of Flint, MI., Mr. Earl was preceded in death by; sister; Meryl Zachery, son; Michael Zachery, & grandson; J. R. Joshlin Visitation will be Tuesday September 17 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Stricklin-King with services Wednesday September 18 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Chapel with internment in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Johnny Busby will officate.


Ethel J. Alexander

Sep 18,2013

Ethel J. Alexander, 82 of Bentonia passed away Monday September 16, 2013 at Oasis Health & Rehab Center in Yazoo City. She was a retired Dietitian with King's Daughters Hospital and a member of Ogden Baptist Church . Survivors are her daughters Joyce (John) Sadler, Pat Ross, sons; Jerry (Joyce Faye) Alexander, James Alexander, Michael (Carol) Alexander & Roy Ross all of Bentonia, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 5 Great Great Grandchildren brother Sam Jones of Yazoo City. VISITATION WILL BE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17 5:00 -7:00 P.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING WITH SERVICES WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18 AT 10:00 A.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING CHAPEL WITH INTERNMENT IN SHORT CREEK BAPTIST CEMETERY


Luther Edward Davis

Sep 13,2013

Luther Edward Davis, 87, of Benton passed away Werdnesday September 11, 2013. Luther was a retired Yazoo County Deputy Sheriff & Constable and a member of Scotland Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Clarice Guthrie Davis of Benton, Daughters; Diane (Tom) Butchart of Canton, Jeanette (Joe) McGraw of Benton, Rhonda (Scott) Gordon of Madison son; James (Phyllis) Davis of Jackson, 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren, brother Bobby Davis of Carthage, sisters Naomi Adams of Bentonia, & Minnie Pennington of Ellisville. VISITATION WILL BE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13 12:30- 2:00 P.M.AT SCOTLAND BAPTIST CHURCH FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT 2:00 P.M. Rev Glen Allen will officiate. internment will be in the Scotland Baptist Cemetery.


Helen Louise Carter

Sep 12,2013

Helen Louise Carter, 99, of Yazoo City, Ms. died Monday, September 9, 2013 in Laurel, Ms. She was born November 23, 1913 in Mobile, AL. She was married to Mr. William Duke Carter on August 20, 1936. Mrs. Carter attended Mississippi Normal College. She was a homemaker, bookkeeper, and teacher at Manchester academy for many years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City since 1946. Mrs. Carter is survived by her three sons, John Moultrie Carter (Judy) of Ellisville, MS, William “Bill” Duke Carter, Jr. (Nancy) of St. Petersburg, FL, Larry Drayton Carter (Annette) of Stuart, FL, and a sister Carolyn White of Dowling Park, FL. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mrs. Carter is preceded in death by her husband William Duke Carter, sisters Ruth Gilmore, Madeline Robinson, and parents Mr. and Mrs. Drayton White. Funeral services are today (September 12, 2013) at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 1-3 prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to French Camp Academy or the Palmer Home.


Nancy Hancock Marberry

Sep 11,2013

Nancy Lee Hancock Marberry, 71, of Bentonia died September 9 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Nancy or Muna as she was known by her grandchildren was a member of Mt Olivet Methodist Church in Mechanisburg. Nancy loved life & lived it to the fullest. She loved a good football game or a horse race & her animals. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs W.S. "Red" Hancock. She is survived by her children Sonya Cox (Daryel) of Flora, Shelton Marberry (Sasha) of Flora, brother Raiford Hancock (Barbra) of Bentonia, sister Wylene Kirk (Ronnie) of Flora. Grandchildren Tasha Cox, Tiffy Cox, Lauren Dieth (Charles), Kirby Marberry, & Reed Marberry. She is also survived by Great grandchildren Dillon Hendrick, Georgia Ray Hanna, Isabella Deith, & several loving nieces & nephews. A special thanks to Amber & Faye Sudbeck, Kings Daughters Hospital, The Oasis & Hospice Ministries. The funeral will be held at Mt Olivet Methodist Church Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in Mechanicsburg with burial follow at Marblehead Cemetery in Bentonia. Visitation from 5-7 Tuesday at Stricklin-King Funeral Home and 9:30-11 Wednesday at the church before the service.


Retha Riley

Sep 10,2013

Retha Riley, 72, a homemaker from Yazoo City passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Kings Daughters Hospital. Mrs. Riley was a member of Parkview Church of God. She is survived by daughter Rhonda Carpenter "Jeff" of Yazoo City, daughter Paige Adams "Joey" of Benton, son Scott Riley "Wendy" of Yazoo City, 11 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jackie Nicholson, and brother J.D. Nicholson. VVIDITATION WILL BE MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 5:00-7:00 P.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING WITH A 2ND VISITATION TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10 12:00 - 2:00P.M. AT PARKVIEW CHURCH OF GOD WITH SERVICES AT 2:00 P.M. AT THE CHURCH


Mary E. Burton

Sep 07,2013

Mary E. Burton, 74, of Flora passed away Wednesday September 4, 2013 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was a supervisor at Southern Vital Records and a member of 1st Baptist Church of Flora. Survivors are her son; Bryan ( Susan) Burton of Clinton,daughter Tina Burton of Madison, 2 grandchildren Erin Burton & Kyle Burton. VISITATION WILL BE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7 AT 1ST BAPTIST CHURCH IN FLORA 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT 10:00 A.M. Memorial can be made to The Building Fund of 1ST Baptist Church OF FLORA.


Hope M. Estes

Sep 07,2013

Hope Myers Estes, 88, passed away peacefully at the Martha Coker Home in Yazoo City, MS on September 6th, 2013. Hope was the daughter of Roger and Ripple Myers and grew up in Oxford, Mississippi. She was an alumnus of the University of Mississippi where she earned a BA degree in Music and was an active member of her Tri Delta Sorority chapter. Upon graduation, Hope accepted a position as a school teacher at Main Street Elementary in Yazoo City. Shortly after moving to Yazoo City, Hope met Charles H. Estes "Charlieboy" and shortly thereafter they were married. The couple remained lifelong residents of the Yazoo City community. Hope was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church where she served as an organist and the Trinity Alter Guild for many years. Hope was an avid reader, gardener and accomplished pianist. She was particularly known for her "homemade rolls" that she gave to friends and family every year as Christmas gifts, her style and witty sense of humor. Hope is survived by her four children: Chuck and his wife Lola of Oakridge, TN; Hope Estes Carr and her husband Jody of Yazoo City; Elizabeth Estes Bacher and her husband Rick of Jacksonville, FL; Larry and his wife Rhea of Clinton, MS. Hope is also survived by her seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church of Yazoo City. Hope's life will be celebrated in a service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Yazoo City. Visitation will be held at Jones Hall September 7th, 2013 at 1:00 with a service to follow at 2:00 and burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City will handle the arrangements. The Estes family would like to thank the Martha Coker family and Dr. Walter Burnett for caring for their mother as if she were their own.


Doris M. Warren

Sep 06,2013

Doris M. Warren, 70, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday September 3, 2013 At The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. She was employed in the healthcare field and was a member of Short Creek Baptist Church. Survivors are her son; Ronald G. (Pattie) Warren of Yazoo City, daughter; Rebecca (Matt) Bricker of Wetumpka, AL., 4 grandchildren, sisters; Mary (Bob) Getts of Lexington, SC., Ruth Smith of Trumbell, OH.,Lois Smith of West Mecca, OH., Eileen Boyd of Courtland, OH, Helen Manes of Ohio, brothers; Bob Duncan of Niles, OH., & Harry Duncan of Courtland, OH.. She was preceded in death by her husband Herman Clarence Warren & Brother Jim Duncan. VISITATION WILL BE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. AT STRICKLIN-KING WITH SERVICES FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6 AT 10:00 a.m. AT STRICKLIN-KING CHAPEL WITH INTERNMENT TO FOLLOW IN GLENWOOD CEMETERY. REV. GARY HENDERSON WILL OFFICIATE.


Ellen Frances Leal

Sep 01,2013

Ellen Frances Douglas Leal, 70, of Satartis passed away at her residence Thursday August 28, 2013. Survivors include her husband Johnny Mexican, son; Juan Leal, Jr. ( Little Johnny) , Jr. of Satartia,brothers; Viven Douglas & Jimmy Douglas both of Anding, sisters; Katie Kottleman of Spencerville, Ohio, & Sarah Smith of Vaughan. She was preceded in death by her brother; Ed Douglas & Walter Leonel, & sisters; Levy Douglas, Janie Jones, & Frankie Easterling. VISITATION WILL BE SATURDAY AT STRICKLIN-KING SATURDAY AUGUST 31 5: - 7:00 P.M. SERVICES WILL BE SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1 AT STRICKLIN-KING CHAPEL WITH INTERNMENT IN CENTRAL HOLMES CEMETERY ON DOVER ROAD, YAZOO COUNTY


William David Ellzey

Aug 31,2013

William David Ellzey, 73, of Bentonia, Mississippi, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2013 following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be Saturday August 31, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12-2 before the funeral service. He was born on December 17, 1939 in Yazoo County to the late Thomas Ethan Ellzey and Nettie Rogers Ellzey. He had a successful career in the oil and gas industry and spent much of his free time outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends, and took particular pleasure in spending time outdoors with his grandson. He was also passionate about horses, a lifelong love. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Karen Ellzey, and sister, Joyce Hammons. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Clara Chisolm Ellzey of Bentonia, MS, son, Kenneth Ellzey and grandson Jordan Ellzey both of South Jordan, Utah. Serving a Pall Bearers are Trent Spencer, John Williamson, David Chisolm, Brad Chisolm, Tim Chisolm and Brandon Moore. Honorary Pall Bearers are Herman Milner, Bobby Jones, Frankie Burton, Billy McConnell and Rayford Hancock


Anne R. Masterson

Aug 31,2013

Anne R. Masterson, 87 of Benton passed away Wednesday August 28, 2013 at King's Daughters Hospital. Mrs. Anne was a Registered Nurse and a member of 1st United Mehthodist Church in Yazoo City. Survivors are her daughters; Candy (Richard) Potter of Bentonia, & Jan (Lanny) Bloom of Benton, 5 grandchildren, 1 step grandchild, 14 great grandchildren, brother; Buddy Reeves of Decatur, MS.,& a sister Janie Slawson of Columbus, MS. She was preceded in death by her husband; Robert "Bob" Masterson & a step grandson Craig Potter. VISITATION WILL BE FRIDAY AUGUST 30 5:00 - 7:00 P.M AT STRICKLIN-KING WITH SERVICES SATURDAY AUGUST 31 10:00 A.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING CHAPEL WITH 2:30 P.M. GRAVESIDE AT PONTOTOC CITY CEMETERY


Mary Humphries

Aug 30,2013

Services for Mary Lovell Humphries will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 30, at St. John's United Methodist Church, Yazoo City, MS, with Reverend Wayne Johnson and Reverend Rusty White officiating. Visitation will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Stricklin King Funeral Home on Thursday, August 29. Interment will follow the service on Friday at 3:00 at Flower Ridge Cemetery in Louisville, MS. Mary passed away August 27 at her home. She was born on January 14, 1922, to Ralph and Mary Lovell in Troy, MS. She lived in Yazoo City most of her life. A member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Mary served on the Administrative Board, Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, Chairman of Education, and served as leader of the United Methodist Youth. She was a member of the Cory Gary Circle of United Methodist Women, the choir, and the Ladies Sunday School class. She was instrumental in starting the Echo Club, a monthly activity for the senior citizens of the church. Mary was a homemaker until her 5 girls were grown. She then began taking care of children in her home. When First Methodist Church began their daycare program, she continued caring for children there for many years. One of her most fulfilling jobs was working as an assistant teacher at Annie Ellis Elementary and later at Webster Street Elementary schools. Upon retirement she devoted her time to her husband, daughters, and grandchildren. She will be remembered by her daughters as a generous, loving, helpful mother who was a wonderful cook. She gave them great advice on raising their children, leaving them with special little sayings they will not forget. She raised her family in a Christian home and modeled her Christian values for them daily. Her special interests included sewing, needlepoint, crochet, playing cards and dominoes with family and friends, and taking trips with her five daughters. She was loved by many and will be missed by all of those whose lives she touched. Her parents, her eight siblings, and her son-in-law, James A. McKay, Jr., preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 72 years Chester Woodford (Woody) Humphries, her five daughters, Mary Anne McKay, Madison, MS, Edna Pearson (Roy), Nashville, TN, Norma Faye Upshaw (Ken), Madison, MS, Becky Jordan (David), Oxford, MS, Cathy Cox, Oxford, MS, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was affectionately known as Mimi to her 10 grandchildren-James McKay, III, Jennifer Nelson, Andrew Pearson, Will Pearson, Susannah Cintron, Bryce Upshaw, Ashley Rhodes, Mary Margaret Jordan, Sarah Parker Mabus, Sessions Cox, and her 18 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church or Flower Ridge Cemetery Fund. The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Continue Care HomeHealth and Hospice Services, especially Linda, Lisa, Dana, and Victoria.


William Harley Hood

Aug 26,2013

William Harley Hood, 59 formerly of Benton passed away August 24, 2013 at Santuary Hospice in Tupelo. Harley was in the construction business. Survivors are his daughter Tammy Nichols of Rolling Fork, brother; Dewey & Rosemary Hood of Yazoo City & sister; Kathi of Tupelo. Services were graveside Thursday August 26, 2013 graveside at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery.


Gurvis Davis Cresswell

Aug 24,2013

Mrs. Gurvis Davis Cresswell, 87, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral visitation will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with a Graveside Service and Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, both in Yazoo City. She was born July 14, 1926 in Lake Village, Arkansas to Grover and Elsie Davis. She lived the majority of her life in Satartia, Mississippi where she was a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker. Mrs. Cresswell was a member of Satartia 1st Baptist Church and lived in Jackson for the past twenty years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Franklin Cresswell and her daughter, Peggy Cresswell Mask Survivors include her son, James Lamar Cresswell Sr. (Emily) of Satartia; sister, Louise Davis Frusha (Charles) of DeRidder, LA; grandchildren, Shelley Cresswell Thomas (Dow) of Louisville; James Lamar Cresswell, Jr. of Memphis, TN; Jerry Chadwick Mask (Elizabeth) of Jackson; Franklin Reed Mask (Jennifer) of Elizabethtown, PA; Laura Anne Mask of Jackson and eight great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Erickson, I.N. Hart, Tom McGraw, John McInnis, Bob Ragland, and Harry Simmons. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC, 20004 or


Maggie Jean Grant

Aug 23,2013

Maggie Jean Grant, 87, of Isola , formerly of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday August 20, 2013 at her residence. She served as Executive Secratary for the Yazoo County Selective Service Board & she was a member of 1st Baptist Church of Belzoni. Survivors are her daughter; Linda Stapleton of Brookhaven, sons; Tommy Grant of Oxford & Jimmy Grant of Isola, 9 grandchildren & 8 great grandchildren. VISITATION WILL BE THURSDAY AUGUST 22 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING WITH GRAVESIDE SERVICES FRIDAY AT 10:00 A.M. AT GREEN CREST CEMETERY IN BELZONI.


Eloise S. Dixon

Aug 19,2013

Eloise S. Dixon, 89, of Vaughan passed away Friday August 16, 2013 at Select Hospital in Jackson. Mrs. Dixon was a ministers wife & a homemaker. Survivors are her husband Rev. Will T. Dixon, Jr. of Vaughan, daughters; Doris Dixon of Vaughan & Bettie (Charles) Knight of Jackson, son Ivey (Veronica) Dixon of Como, 12 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren & 2 great great grandchildren, & sister-in-law Betty & John Lampley of Vaughan. VISITATION WILL BE AT BLACKJACK BAPTIST CHURCH SUNDAY AUGUST 18 FROM 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. WITH SERVICES MONDAY AUGUST 19 AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE CHURCH.


Alford Jennings

Aug 18,2013

Alford George Lindean Jennings, 72, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at the VA Medical Center. Funeral services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Attala County. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Mr. Jennings was born July 9, 1941 in Bolivar County. He was the eighth of 15 children born to Darling Houston Jennings and Josie Spivey Jennings. He was a carpenter by trade and a businessman in partnership with his son at their welding shop until his retirement. He loved people and had a very strong allegience to his family. He had a kind heart, and was quick to see the needs of others. He saw the beauty in God’s creation, even in the smallest details. He will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Clifton Jennings of Yazoo City, Coleman Jennings of Isola, Elvis Jennings of Yazoo City, Hilton Jennings of Yazoo City, Herman Jennings of Germany, Herrod Jennings of Crosset, Ark., Dale Jennings of Yazoo City; and his son-in-law, David Harris of Benton. Survivors include his wife, Sue VanGorder Jennings of Jackson; son George Jennings (Buffey) of Yazoo City, daughter, Jennifer Gaudet of Jackson, Amanda ZumBrunnen (Clint) of Washington and Lydia Harris of Benton; brothers, Gerald Jennings of Washington and Dusty Jennings (Darlene) of Raymond; sisters, Darlene Emerson of Utica, Marlene Adamson of North Carolina, Violet Hardison (Bob) of Seebree, Ky., DeBra Sanders (Robert) of Meridian and Melba McIlwain of Biloxi; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews who he loved very much. Memorials may be made to Gideons International or to the Lydia Harris Fund at the Bank of Yazoo City.


Buddy McNeer

Aug 17,2013

Rev. R.B. "Buddy" McNeer, 82, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Glenwood Hospital in West Monroe, La. Visitation will be Sat., Aug. 17, 2013, from 10-12 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Services will be at noon at the funeral home chapel with burial in the Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Jerry File, Rev. Jim Pender, and Rev. Lewis Kalil will officiate. Robert Basil McNeer was born Oct. 16, 1930 in Cleveland, Ms. to Doty and Bessie Robinson Mcneer. He pastored at Short Creek Baptist Church in Yazoo City, Ms., First baptist Church in Louise, Ms., Alexander Memorial Baptist Church in James, Ms., Rocky Springs Baptist Church in Eden, Ms., and as interim pastor at several other churches. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City. Rev. McNeer was preceded in death by his wife, Melly Durastanti McNeer on 4-08-06, his parents Doty and Bessie McNeer, brother Willie Gale McNeer, brothers-in-law Dub Sumrall and Durrell Hays, and nephews Bryan and Scott McNeer. He is survived by daughter Gail and husband Raymond Lingenfelder of Monroe, La., and 2 great-grandchildren Blake and Madison Lingenfelder; sisters Susie Sumrall of Cleveland, Ms., Joye Hays of Crowville, La., Peggy Saunders of Warren, Ar., brothers Donnell McNeer (Gloria) and Chester McNeer (Martha) of Cleveland, Ms., and Lester McNeer of Nesbit, Ms. and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pallbearers will be grandson Chas Lingenfelder, great grandson Blake Lingenfelder, Herman Jones, J.T. Ketchum, Jr., Ron McNeer, and Jerry Sumrall. Honorary Pallbearer will be Norman Damiens.


Gabriel Miller

Aug 17,2013

Gabriel S. Miller, 2, died August 11, 2013 in Richmond, Va. He is survived by his mother Kelsey Miller of Newport, Va., father Michael Huffer Louisville Ky., maternal grandmother Linda Ochsenschlager of Littleton, Co., Maternal great grandparents Charles and Sarah Roark of Benton. Services will be a graveside at Benton Baptist 2:00 Saturday Aug. 17, 2013. Visitation will be from 12-2 at the church.


Jon E. Pickett

Aug 14,2013

Jon Edmond Pickett, age 58, passed away suddenly at his home Monday from a massive heart attack. He leaves behind his wife, Traci Hanna Pickett; 5 children, Chris, Blake, Kara, Mac and Sam Pickett. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 14, 2013, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Yazoo City. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. also from the church. Burial will follow in the Catholic section of the Glenwood Cemetery. Jon was born on December 30, 1954, in Yazoo City, MS to Hugh (Pic) and Wilma Pickett Jon attended St. Clara Academy and Yazoo City High School where he was active in football and sports. Upon graduation from YHS he attended Holmes Community College on a football scholarship. He then attended LSU and graduated from MS State University, but his heart was still at LSU. Jon coached football and basketball at Canton Academy and Benton Academy. He was presently employed at MDOT. In addition to his wife and children, Jon leaves behind 4 sisters: Kim P. Saxton of Brandon, Robin P. Knauss (Michael) of Richland, Lynn P. Roberts (Scotty) of Florence and Blake Pickett (Mitchell Amundsen) of Venice Beach, CA, and a host of nieces, nephews and great nieces/great nephews. Jon’s passion was his LSU Tigers and golf. Jon carried “The Bubbas” in the game of golf, now they will carry him to his final resting place. Pallbearers include: David Jordan, Frank Johnson, Richard Saxton, Edwin Fulgham, Kenny Roberts, Jimmy Erickson, Ricky Pinson, and Bill Stub. Honorary pallbearers include: Jeremi Roberts, Derek Knauss, Walter Johnson and Sammy Johnson. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Hugh and Rosalyn Pickett, maternal grandparents, Clifford (Buddy) and Doris Blakemore. He was particularly close to his uncle, Clifford Blakemore of Baton Rouge, LA.


Gwendolyn "Gwen" Kettleman

Aug 13,2013

Gwen Kettleman 87, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday August 11, 2013 at Martha Coker-Green houses. A member of 1st Baptist Church she was retired from purchasing at The Mississippi Department of Transportation, Survivors are her son; Philip (Donna) Kettleman of Clinton, grandsons; Matthew "Chappell" Kettleman & Jonathan "Ruobing" Kettleman, sister; Lou Moore of Yazoo City,brother; Bob White of Vicksburg. VISITATION WILL BE TUESDAY AUGUST 13, 2013 AT STRICKLIN-KING FUNERAL HOME 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. WITH SERVICES AT 2:00 P.M.


Jacob D. Patterson

Aug 13,2013

Jacob Patterson, 32 of Norman OK. passed away Tuesday August 6, 2013 SUrvivors are his father; David Patterson of Kiln, Ms.(formerly of Bentonia) mother; Denise Patterson. SERVICES WILL BE GRAVESIDE TUESDAU AUGUST 13, 2013 IN FLETCHERS CHAPEL CEMETERY


Charles Henry Shelton

Aug 12,2013

Charles Henry Shelton, 59, of Yazoo City, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2013, at his home. Mr. Shelton was the General Manager of Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association. He served the employees and members of Yazoo Valley Electric for over 23 years. Mr. Shelton was the only child of Henry and Frances Shelton, and he was reared in Columbus, Mississippi. He was an Eagle Scout and an avid hunter. He enjoyed every moment he spent outdoors in his beloved Mississippi forests. Mr. Shelton was a graduate of Mississippi State University, and he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He began his professional career as a staff member for the Mississippi State Senate. After four years in the Senate, he joined the staff of 4-County Electric Power Association in Columbus, where he served for ten years. In 1990, Mr. Shelton became the General Manager of Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association. He was a member and past president of the Board of Directors of the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi. He also served as a member of South Mississippi Electric Power Association’s Board of Directors. He served as President of the Yazoo County Economic Development District and as chairman of the Greater Growth and Development Foundation, Inc. In the past, he served on the Joint Member Task Force of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the Cooperative Finance Corporation on Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure. Mr. Shelton has served on numerous other boards and was active in local civic and community organizations. He leaves behind a daughter, Ashley Rhea, and son, Christian Henry, both of Memphis, as well as many close friends and companions, perhaps the most special being Edna Rogers of Yazoo City.


Kenneth Lavon Howell

Aug 10,2013

On Tuesday, August 6, Leon turned on the porch light, as Virginia's voice rang out calling Kenny home to be with his brothers, Ricky and Donnie. Kenny was born on April 3, 1957 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was a long time fireman, before retiring from the City of Vicksburg Fire Department. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Leon Howell, and Virginia Lea Hull Howell, and his brothers Ricky Howell and Donnie Howell. Kenny is survived by his two sons, Ken and Eric Howell. Kenny was blessed with a handsome grandson, Cameron Leon Howell, 3, and a beautiful granddaughter, Kambria DeLina Howell, 4. Kenny is further survived by his two sisters, Virginia “Tootie” Barnett and Patsy Graeber. Kenny will forever be known as the most gracious and selfless soul in the room, and will be missed by all. There will be a graveside service for family and close friends at the Dover Cemetary, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Donations in Kenny's name can be made to either the Baptist Children's Village or the American Cancer Society.


Harlon Randall Martin

Aug 07,2013

Harlan Randall Martin of Clinton, MS, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 3, having passed away at Baptist Hospital after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Martin was born on September 17, 1940, to Robert Samuel Martin and Mamie L. Martin. His family included four brothers and three sisters. Randall graduated from Yazoo High School in the spring of 1960, and he left Yazoo City to work in the oil fields and construction industry. He worked for Mississippi Power and Light, which became part of Entergy, for over 35 years, retiring in 2005, as a Technical Specialist. During his career, Randall traveled throughout the Entergy system working in power plants located in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. After a brief two week retirement, Mr. Martin went to work for Brock Services as a Scheduler and Planner, where he continued to travel and work until his final retirement in March of 2012. Randall had many passions in this life which included meeting new people, spending time with family and friends, and working around his home and property. He loved relaxing on his back porch, where he would watch the many birds and wildlife that would come and go throughout the day; as well as feeding his fish and loggerhead turtle, which he had affectionately named Otis. Additionally, from the time he was a child, he loved to hunt and fish. It was through these pursuits and his work that he found contentment and enjoyment in life. He loved his Lord and Savior, and was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church of Madison. More recently, he had attended First Baptist Church of Jackson, MS. Mr. Martin loved his family and leaves behind two sons: Kevin Randall Martin and Michael Ray Martin; his friend of many years, Mary Hyde; his youngest sister Rita Dixon; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 7, at 11 A.M. at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Yazoo City, MS, with graveside services following at Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held between 5-8 P.M. on Tuesday, August 6, at Hillcrest Baptist Church


Mozell C. Cotton

Aug 01,2013

Mozell C. Cotton, 95 of Bolton Passed away Monday July 28, 2013 at her residence. She was a member of Louise Baptist Church and owner of Tastee Freeze. Survivors are her son; Robert " Bob" ( Jean) of Bolton, grandson;Robert Cook, Jr. of Edwards, grandaughter; Debbie Givens of Hazelhurst, 3 great grandchildren, 1 great great grand child. vISITATION WILL BE THURSDAY AUGUST 1, 2013 FROM 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. WITH SERVICES AT 2:00 P.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING 'S CHAPEL WITH INTERNMENT IN GLENWOOD CEMETERY.


James Ellis "Doc" Fulgham

Jul 27,2013

James Ellis "Doc" Fulgham passed away peacefully at his home in Yazoo City, Mississippi, on Monday, July 22, 2013. Doc was born in Drew, Sunflower County, Mississippi, on September 6, 1932, to the late Clarence and Lois Fulgham. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Doc loved football and he lettered from eighth grade through graduation from Yazoo City High School. Doc attended the University of Alabama. He served his country in the United States Army Special Forces. Doc was a unique person and was always quick to entertain with his humor and stories from his childhood and high school years. He is loved dearly and will be missed greatly by his family and friends. Visitation will be Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Stricklin King Funeral Home from 9:30 a. m. to 11:00 a. m. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 a. m. and will be conducted by Reggie Crawford, nephew-in-law of Eads, Tennessee, with prayer led by Trey Henry, Minister, of Yazoo City Church of Christ. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetary. Pall Bearers will be Doc's nephews, Larry Merrell, Edwin Fulgham, Curtis Merrell, Michael Fulgham, Lance Fulgham, Dwight Stewart and Hansel Stewart. Doc is survived by his son, Chey Fulgham, Memphis, Tennessee, brother, Charles "Blackie" Fulgham (Juanita) Yazoo City, Mississippi, sisters, Bonnie F. Strickland, Brandon, Mississippi, Glenda F. Singleton (Bob), Water Valley, Mississippi, and Helen F. Stewart (Quinn) Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and brother-in-law Joe Broadaway, Yazoo City, Mississippi. Also, surviving are several nieces and great nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends. Doc was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lois Fulgham, his brother, Howard Fulgham and wife, Lyle, and brother-in-law, Louis Gene, sister; Madeline Fulgham Broadaway.


Viola Luby Malone

Jul 27,2013

Wilma Viola Luby Malone, 92, of Benton, died July 25, 2013. Funeral services will he held today, July 27 at 2 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Hutto and Rev. Gene Richardson officiating. Visitation from 12:30-2 p.m. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Mrs. Malone was born Nov. 14, 1920. She was a homemaker and lifelong member of Midway Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Taylor Malone; daughter, Judy Ketchum; and infant grandson, Oliver Doyle Malone. Survivors include her daughter, Jan (Gene) Richardson of Kosciusko; sons, Terry (DeBe) Malone of Lake Caroline and David Malone of Pearce Crossroads; nine grandchildren, Ken (Jan) Ketchum of Madison, Dr. Brent (Robbie) Richardson of Hattiesburg, Dr. Brady (Nicki) Richardson of Kosciusko, Dr. Breck (Laura) Richardson of Kosciusko, Sabrina Malone of Pearce Crossroads, Paige (Justin) Carter of Clinton and Lane (Sierra) Malone of Nashville; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Alayna Ketchum, Abby, Gracie, Walt, Layna, Malone, Madelyn and Jack Richardson, Anna Grace, Grayson, and Jackson Carter; great-great-grandchildren, Ethan and Madelyn Ketchum. Serving as pallbearers are Ken Ketchum, Brent Richardson, Brady Richardson, Breck Richardson, Lane Malone, Adam Malone, Austin Malone and Justin Carter.


Janice Tyer Miller

Jul 23,2013

Janice Tyer Miller, 63, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday July 21, 2013 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Survivors are her husband Scott Miller of Yazoo City, son; Shane Kirk of Yazoo City, Granddaughter; Sarah Lynn Kirk of Yazoo City, daughter Jennifer Broughton of West Memphis, Ar.,grandsons;Blake Kirk, Trey Duggan, Jared Broughton, Charles Broughton, grandaughter, Maykayla Broughton all of Yazoo City, mother; Anita Reece sister; Darla Thrasher, brother; Buster Tyer all of Yazoo City & a sister Jackie Pyles of Jackson VISITATION WILL BE MONDAY JULY 22 AT STRICKLIN-KING FUNERAL HOME 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.WITH SERVICES TUESDAY JULY 23 AT PARKVIEW CHURCH OF GOD 11:00 A.M. RON WILKINSON & REV. JOHN McGREGOR WILL OFFICIATE.


Minnie Juanita "Nita" Jones

Jul 22,2013

Minnie Juanita " Nita" Jones 81 of Yazoo City passed away Saturday July 20, 2013 at Hospice ministries in Ridgeland. A homemaker & Baptist she was a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors are her husband Baynon Jones, Jr, daughter; Debbie Winstead, 3 grandchildren Jay Winstead, Anita Wammack & Saless Clara Jones all of Yazoo City, 4 great grandchildren Trey & Greyson Winstead, Tyler & Ashlynn Wammack, brothers; Claude Poole of Yazoo City,Edward Poole of Tuscaloosa, AL., Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by a son; Baynon Jones, III,and sister Billie Gary. VISITATION WILL BE SUNDAY JULY 21 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING FUNERAL HOME WITH SERVICES MONDAY JULY 22 11:00 A.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL WITH INTERNMENT IN GLENWOOD CEMETERY


Debra V Creel

Jul 20,2013

Debra V. Creel, 53 of Yazoo City Passed away at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in jackson, Subday Jukly 14, 2013 aHousewife she was a Baptist. She was preceeded in death by her husband James Creel. Survivors are her son; Caleb Creel of Odessa Texas, 1 grandchild, Brother Ray Vancleaveof Corpis Cristi, Tx. SERVICE WILL BE SATURDAY JULY 20 AT STRICKLIN-KING FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL AT 2:00P.M. WITH INTERNMENT TO FOLLOW IN GLENWOOD CEMETERY. VISITATION WILL BEGIN AT 1:00 P.M. SATURDAYUNTIL THE FUNERALAT 2:00 P.M.


Louise A. Love

Jul 20,2013

Louise Andrus Love passed away on July 17, 2013, at the age of 101 years. She was born October 14, 1911, to Hugh Marshall Love and Janie Andrus Love in Yazoo City, Mississippi. She graduated from the University of Mississippi and was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She worked in the petroleum industry from 1945 to the time of her retirement with Union Producing Company and then with Pennzoil Petroleum Company. She was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City. She was predeceased by her brother, Hugh Marshall Love, Jr., and sister-in-law, Catherine R. Love. She is survived by her nephews, Hugh M. Love, III, and John R. Love (wife, Sue). She is also survived by a great-niece, Nettie Catherine Love (Katy), and four great-nephews, Hugh M. Love, IV, (Leigh Allison), John Ricks Love, Jr., Allan Selby Love and Charles Marshall Love, and great-great nephews, Hugh Marshall Love, V, and William Hayden Love. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 10:30 o’clock A.M. at Glenwood Cemetery prior to graveside service, beginning at 11:00 A.M. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City, Animal Rescue Foundation of Mississippi, or French Camp Academy or a charity of the donor’s choice. The family wishes to thank Dr. Marion Sigrest and the staff and nurses at Martha Coker Greenhouse for their long and careful attention to Louise.


Suzanne Mathews

Jul 14,2013

Mrs. Suzanne Mathews, 70, died Thursday, June 11, 2013 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Mrs. Mathews worked in quality contron for AllState Insurance Co. Mrs. Mathews is survived by her husband George Mathews of Terry, daughter Kimberly Bowling of Pearl, sister Pennie Ferguson of Clinton, and 2 grand children. Graveside services will be held Sunday, June 14, 2013 in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the arrangements


Eric Miles Pierce

Jul 13,2013

Mr. Eric Miles Pierce of Benton, 49, died July 10, 2013 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was a mechanic at Mississippi Ag in Yazoo City. He is survived by his wife Donna Pierce, son Matt Pierce, daughter Lauren Pierce, grandson, Ayden Quinn, mother Lois Pierce, sister Glenda Fisher, and brother Chris Pierce. He was preceded in death by father Calvin Pierce, and brother Ricky Pierce. Funeral Services will be Saturday the 13th at 10:00 at Stricklin-King Chapel. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 at the funeral home. The Rev. Gary Henderson will officiate the service.


Bonnie Ferriss

Jul 10,2013

Bonnie W. Ferriss, 82, passed away at the Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City, Ms. on Monday July 8, 2013. Mrs Ferriss was a member of Bentonia Baptist Church. She was a Homemaker for many years. Mrs. Ferriss is survived by her husband Paul Ferriss of Bentonia, daughter Paula McInnis (David) of Brandon, son Robert Ferriss (Patricia) of Bentonia, sister Joyce Windham of Shreveport, La., and Brother-in-law George Sigrest. She is also Survived by her 4 grandchildren; Al Ferriss, Kyle Ferriss, Ryan McInnis, and Todd McInnis. Funeral services for Mrs. Ferriss will be held Wednesday June, 10, 2013 at 11:00 at Bentonia Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 10-11 before the funeral at the church. The Rev. D.J. Specter is officiating the service with Stricklin-King Funeral Home handling the arrangements.


A.M. McMcmaster,Jr.

Jul 05,2013

Andrew Morris" A.M." McMaster, 82 of Yazoo City passed away at his Residence on Fletchersd Chapel road Monday July 1, 2013. A member of Fletchers Chapel United methodist Church he was retired from the U S. Navy as An Aviation Boatswain's Airman and retired as a lab Tech for The Mississippi Department of Transportation. Survivors are hisD aughter; Deborah Boggan of Yazoo City,son; Barry ( Shelia) McMaster of Brandon, brothe , 5 grandndchildren, 5 great grandchildren broother;Johnny McMaster of Middleton, FL. sister; Rosemary Silvers of Webster , TX. Phyllis Ditto of Texas City, TX. Barbara ann Frazier Gosveck, TX SERVIES WILL BE FRIDAY JULY 5, 2013 AT FLETCHERS CHAPEL UNITED METHODST CHURCH VISITATIONN BEGINNING AT 12 NOON UNTIL THE 2:OO P.M. SERVICE REV STEVEN CARTER WILL OFFICIATEINTERNMENT TO FOLLOW IN THE CHURCH CEMETERY


Janice Lewis Marshall

Jul 03,2013

janicve L. Marchall. 57 , passed away Monday July 12, 2013 at OasisHealth & Rehab Cente .a Baptist and a retired caregiver. Survivors are her sistes Brenda Fielder of Benton, brother; Frank Cjenau;t of Holly Bluff,atep brother; john pigg of Columbus, MS. 3 aunts Nellie White of Benton,Juanete Jolly of Yazoo City, Estelle McDaniel of Pleasant Hill, CA. Preceedede in death by; parents Elmer Marshall & Juanita Pigg, Sister; Becky Chnault, Brother; Thomas L. Marshall & James E. Marshall SERVICES WILL BE WEDNESDAY 07/02/2013 vISITATION 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. WITH SERVICES AT 3:00 P.M. AT HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH REV. JEFF DIXON OFFICATING INTRNMENT WILL FOLLOW IN BETHLEHEM CEMETERY


Henry D. Renfrow

Jun 29,2013

Henry D. Renfrow, 69, of Yazoo City passed away at Oasis Health & Rehab Center Wednesday June 26, 2013. He was a of The Baptist Faith. Survivors are his sisters; Lois Young of Yazoo City & Claudia Scarborough of Bolton, MS. several neices & nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; Claude & Virgie Creel Renfron, brothers; Henry & Albert Renfrow,and a sister Emma Claire Covey. GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE SATURDAY JUNE 29 AT 11:00 A.M. IN DOVER CEMETERY.


Simon Stubblefield, Sr

Jun 29,2013

Simon S. Stubblefield, 70, of Yazoo City died thursday June 27, 2013 at Oasis Health & Rehab Center. a member of Southside Baptist Church, he was a retired Conservation Officer with The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries & Parks. Survivors are his wife; Patricia Stubblefield, sons; Simon "Scoot" Stubblefied & Richard Stubblefield all of Yazoo City, sisters Edna Bates and Flow Hancock. Mr. Stubblefield was preceded in death by his parents Fount and Mary Stubblefield; brothers Thomas, Woody, and Fount Stubblefield, and sister Mary Caraway. Funeral Services will be a Graveside Saturday June, 29, 2013 at 2:00 in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Danny Duggan will officiate the service.


Charles E Middleton

Jun 28,2013

Brigadier General Charles Edward Middleton Jr. born Sunday, July 6,1930, died peacefully at his home on Monday June 24, 2013 after a 2 year long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles Edward Middleton Sr. and Elizabeth Kling Middleton Fulton (and Scott), and TJ and Lois Barkley. Charles is survived by the love of his life of 60 years, Janice Barkley Middleton, Sons Dr.Charles E. Middleton III DDS (Chuck), wife Suzanne and four grandchildren - Chase, Chelsea, Chad and Courtney of Ackworth, GA. Dr. Randle T. Middleton MD (Randy),wife Lynda and four grandchildren - Tommy and wife Mallory, Geoffrey, Kerri and Allen Painter, and Adam of Huntsville, Al. Marion Jare Middleton (Mike) ,wife Heather and grandchild Micah of Cordova, TN. Lt. Col. Darren Barkley Middleton, wife Angela and grandchildren Brennen, Taylor, Peyton and Darren Jr. of Dixon, MO. Great Grandchildren, Kaelyn and Bryce Painter and Cutler Middleton. Charles was born and raised in Yazoo and graduated from Yazoo City High School where although he was the smallest man on the football team, was a stating guard and linebacker. He was an Eagle Scout and an Order of the Arrow member. He graduated from the University of MS where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, played the baritone horn in the band and was in ROTC. He served in the 505th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, served with the occupation force in Germany with the 2nd Infantry Division, served with the 156 Engineer Co. during the Berlin Crisis. Upon return he served as Aide de Camp to the division Commander, 31st Infantry Division. He was one of the organizers of the 2nd Battalion 20th Special Forces group. He served in the 2nd Battalion for 16 1/2 years. The last 6 1/2 years of which he was Battalion Commander. He was promoted to full Colonel and served as Commandant of the MS Military Academy for 2 years. General Middleton was a master parachutist and expert infantryman. He was promoted to Brigadier General and retired in 1982. He was the third generation of middletons to own the furniture store on main street in Yazoo and was a manufacturing rep for multiple furniture companies. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church where he served on the official board and other committees and was involved in Sunday School and Bible Study. He was a member of the Jaycees, president of the Lions Club and the Yazoo City Country Club. Charles loved his family above all and was a wonderful husband, daddy, granddaddy, and great granddaddy. The visitation will be at FUMC on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 12:00 followed immediately by the funeral service at 2:00. The Rev. Bill Poole officiating. He will have a military service and be buried in Glenwood cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King funeral home.


Billy Nevels

Jun 26,2013

Billy Nevels, 70, of Jackson, formerly of Yazoo County passed away Sunday June 23, 2013 at The University Medical Center. He was a Baptist. Survivors are his sons; Billy Joe Nevels of Jackson, Calvin Wesley Nevels, Sr. & Joseph Clifton Nevels both of Yazoo City, daughter, Brenda Lee Williams of Greenville, 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 6 sisters & 1 brother. GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE HELD IN LIVERPOOL CEMETERY IN YAZOO COUNTY WEDNESDAY JUNE 26 WITH VISITATION IN THE CEMETERY 1 HOUR PRIOR TO SERVICES.


Ann Everett Mott Williamson

Jun 24,2013

Ann Everett Mott Williamson died peacefully in her sleep at The Blake in Ridgeland, Mississippi. She was born June 10th, 1926 in Yazoo City, Mississippi to Norman Albert Mott and Mary Margaret Luckett Mott. Her siblings include her brother Norman A. Mott Jr. and her late sister Louise M. Yerger. Ann was a vivacious woman who loved to regale her family with stories from her travels. She studied at many schools across the country, following her father from state to state as he served in the United States Army during WWII. Her adventurous spirit eventually led her to explore many foreign destinations, including Australia, New Zealand, Russia, China and many countries in Europe. She became a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority while attending Louisiana State University. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a BA degree in Business Administration. Later she received a Master in Education from Mississippi College and taught for many years in the Yazoo City public school system. In 1949 she married Robert Chapman Williamson, who went by the name "Kit," a fellow graduate of the University of Mississippi who served three years in the United States Army, part of which was in the Pacific theatre. They had four children: Robert Chapman Williamson Jr. of Jackson, Ellen Williamson Meyer (Ray Meyer) of Atlanta, GA, Mott Williamson of Midland, TX and Mariann Williamson of Atlanta, Ga. Other survivors include her four grandchildren: Sarah Ann Williamson, Robert "Kit" Williamson III, Claire Williamson and George Williamson. Ann lived an amazingly full life. She worked as a school teacher and as a journalist for the Yazoo City Herald, where her father was the owner and publisher. She was a devout Catholic, a devoted Mother, Grandmother and a gracious host who strived for the quintessential Delta party. Being an avid golfer and a tiger at bridge were among her favorite pastimes. She was a Lector and Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary's Catholic Church, a charter member of the Sarah Woolwine Circle of the International Order of King's Daughters, as well as a member of the Junior Auxiliary and the Ladies Golf Association. Her family would like to express the deepest gratitude to Ann's devoted caregivers: Georgia Taylor, Shirley Burns, Katherine Cooper, Mattie Bracy, Maggie Williams, Genora Boddy, as well as the compassionate staff of The Blake at Township, Sta-Home Hospice and Gwen Windham, MD. Visitation will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Yazoo City from 9:30-11:00 am, with services to follow at 11:00am and internment at Glenwood Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in the name of Ann Williamson to St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Alzheimer’s Association.


Rosa Vay Cook

Jun 22,2013

Rosa Vay Cook, 84, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at her residence in Yazoo County. Mrs. Cook was a retired operator at Southern Bag Plant in Yazoo City. Rosa is survived by her daughter Linda Pugh, daughter Lucy Davis, son Ernest Perry, sister Katy Drennan, sister Lillian Cook, sister Elaine Ables, sister Janice Fox, and sister Pauline Pinter. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Perry, Sr., daughter Camie Harrison, 2 brother, and 1 sister, Funeral services will be Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 1:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation is 11-1 before the funeral service. The Rev, Jack Winters will officiate the service.


Sybil C. Creel

Jun 22,2013

Sybil C. Creel, 86, a homemaker and member of Westhaven Baptist Church in Jackson, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Central Mississippi Medical Center. Survivors are her sons; Jimmy ( Bobbie) Creel, Carey (Paula) Creel, Jack Creel, Jerry Creel all of Clinton, MS., Randy (Gwen) Creel of Taylorsville, MS., & Robin (Tina) Creel of Benton, AR., 9 grandchildren, sister Alice Faye Johnston of Jackson, MS., brothers; Noble Johnston of Brandon, MS., Colon Johnston of Clinton, MS., & Shelly Johnston of Brookhaven, MS. Preceded in death by sister; Joyce Guthrie. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers; Jamie Creel, Patrick Creel, Chris Creel, Bobby Creel, Josh Creel, & Bill Holbrook. Visitation will be Monday June 24, 12:00 until the funeral at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City.


Mildred P. Gerrard

Jun 20,2013

Mildred P. Gerrard, 86, a homemaker, passed away on Tuesday June 18 2013 at Oasis Health and Rehab Center in Yazoo City. Graveside services will be held Thursday June 20, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev. Sonny Bradshaw will officiate the services. Mrs. Gerrard was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church, 1408 Jackson Ave, Yazoo City. She was preceeded in death by her husband of 55 years, Dennis Gerrard, Jr., her parents; Gladys B. and Robert J. Parks, Sr. and her brother; R.J. Parks Jr. Surviving is her adopted daughter Helen J. Hanna and her husband James B. Hanna of Yazoo City. The loving care provided by Dr. Marion Sigrest, and all at Oasis Health & Rehab Center are greatly appreciated. A special thank you goes to Erica Taylor, Ruth Roberson, Ida Watkins, Yolonda Ballard, and Kathy Milsap for the tender and merciful care provided Mrs. Gerrard during her time of illness. Any memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 526, Yazoo City, MS. 39194


Floyd Lindy Oldham

Jun 18,2013

Floyd Lindy Oldham, 85, passed away Thursday June 13, 2013 at Oasis Health & Rehab Center. A security Guard he was a member of the 15th ST. Church of God an a U S Army Veteran of The Korean War. Susvivors include his wife Roseanna Olham of Yazoo City, daughter; Pamela Hibbard of Yazoo City, son; Floyd Timothy Oldham of Omaha, NE., 3 grandchildren; Michelle Lindboe of Lake Butler, FL.,Marie Hibbard of Little Rock, AR., & Renee Hibbard of Yazoo City. VISITATION WILL BE TUESDAY 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING WITH A GRAVESIDE SERVICE AT 2:00 P.M. AT NORTH RIDGE/ WOODHAVEN IN TENNESSEE.


Larry Wayne Harber

Jun 14,2013

Larry Wayne Harber, 58, died at Oasis Health and Rehab in Yazoo City on Tuesday June, 11, 2013. Mr. Harber was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. His occupation was a truck driver. Mr. Harber is survived by his brother Billy Ray Harber "Grace" of Benton, brother Michael Harber "Margaret" of Bentonia, niece Emily Williams "Matt" of Vicksburg, niece Heather Beacom " Jonathan" of Canton, niece Maggie Farrow "Josh" of Oxford, brother-in-law George Chisolm of Bentonia, nephew Jason Harber "Delaine" of Benton, and nephew Dee Harber of Cleveland. He was preceded in death by his father Columbus Harber, mother Trudy Harber, niece Rylee Elizabeth Farrow, and sister Betty Chisolm. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday June, 14, 2013 at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5-7 at the funeral home


Roger Clifton Milner

Jun 12,2013

Roger Clifton Milner, 64, of Davie, FL. passed away Wednesday June, 5, 2013. Survivors include his wife; Lynn Milner of West Palm Beacg, FL., daughter; Robin Milner (brian) Crain of Olando, FL., son; Robert Milner of Melbourne, FL., daughter Amanda Alonza of Davie, FL. 5 grandchildren, mother; Faye Milner of Yazoo City, sister; Linda Milner Smith of New London, NC., brother Tommy (Brenda) Milner of Yazoo City, Charlie (Teresa Milner of Yazoo City. Preceeded in death by his father; Joseph Clifton Milner. Funeral services will be Wednesday June, 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Fletcher's Chapel Methodist Church in Yazoo County. Visitation will be from 10-11 before the funeral.


David "Deacon" Patenotte

Jun 12,2013

David Kayes “Deacon” Patenotte, beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away Monday June 10, 2013 surrounded by family. He is preceeded in death by his first wife; Lillie Thibodeaux Patenotte, daughter; Lisa Patenotte Stephenson, and brother ; John Gangloff Patenotte, Jr, and survived by his wife Faye MacLemore Patenotte, daughters; Kay Patenotte, Suzanne (Samir) Itani, Michele Patenotte, and Lillie (Peter) Johnson as well as a list of grandchildren, David & Joe Stephenson, Hibba, Omar & Rayan Itani, and Stephanie & Garrett Johnson, Mr. Patenotte is also survived by his adopted daughter/ personal assistant/ comfort & caregiver Janice Roark.. After serving in the U. S. Army, Mr. Patenotte owned Patenotte’s Grocery in Yazoo City until his retirement in 1997. Visitation will be Wednesday June 12 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church starting at 12 Noon. A Funeral Mass will follow at 2:00 P.M. Pallbearers are; Albert Nolan, Kevin Jenkins, Robbie Yerger, Leroy Gibson, Joe Stephenson, Omar Itani, Samir Itani, & Peter Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are R.C. Boogie, Kermit Nolan, Mike Weber, Tom Luby, & David Stephenson. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, www.afsp.org 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)


Harriet Ann Nelson

Jun 11,2013

Harriett Ann Nelson, 76, of Swayze Home Place, Benton,passed away at her residence Sunday June 9, 2013. She was a registered nurse and a baptist. Survivors include her husband; Edward B. Nelson of Benton, sons; Stanley Bruce Nelson of Crossville, TN, David Wayne Nelson of Yazoo City, Edward Gilbert Nelson of Yazoo City, daughter & granddaughter Wanda June Stricklin & Olivia M. Stricklin of Yazoo City, 12 grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren, sister Betty Ruth Rivers of Ackerman, MS. VISITATION WILL BE TUESDAY JUNE 11, 2013 12:30 - UNTIL THE 2:00 P.M. SERVICE AT STRICKLIN-KING. INTERNMENT WILL FOLLOW IN MIDWAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY.


Jimmy Randall Williams

Jun 06,2013

Jimmy Randall Williams, 44, passed away Sunday June, 2, 2013 at his residence in Brandon, Ms. Mr. Williams worked in the construction industry. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife Melissa Williams of Brandon, daughter Nicole Williams of Yazoo City, son Hunter Williams of Hattiesburg, son Judd Williams of Brandon, son Jeffery Williams of Brandon, mother Shirley Williams of Yazoo City, brother Dewayne Williams of Yazoo City,brother Thomas Williams of Yazoo City, brother Bobby Wayne Williams of Yazoo City, sister Linda Fleming of Peyton, CO, and sister Melissa Putnam of Madison. He was preceded in death by his father Thomas "Shorty" Williams. Funeral services for Mr. Williams will be Thursday June, 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. also at Stricklin-King. The Rev. Jeff Hall will officiate the service. Pallbearers include Dustin Williams, Hayes Tyson, Blue Cantrell, Mike Johnson, Richard Mcgraw, and Brady Putnam.


Edna Earl Shive

Jun 04,2013

Edna Earl Morris Shive, 97, died Friday, May 31, 2013 at Pearl River County Nursing Home. She is survived by two daughters, Alice Gennin (Frank) and Rose Mary Woods; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Hood and Mary Morris; 1 brother, Tom Morris; 4 grandchildren, Andy Gennin (Claire), Josh Gennin, Erica Boykin (Marshall), Clint Woods; 4 great grandchildren, Tatum Gennin, Ayden Gennin, Tristen Gennin, Payton Boykin. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Clinton Shive, 11 brothers and sisters and 1 granddaughter. She was a life long resident of Yazoo City and a member of Westwood Baptist Church. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was loved by all and will be missed. Funeral services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral home in Yazoo City, MS with burial following at Glenwood Cemetary also in Yazoo City, Ms. VISITATION WILL BE MONDAY JUNE 3, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. WITH SERVICES TUESDAY AT 2:00 P.M.


Pauline "Polly" Crum

May 30,2013

Pauline M. "Polly" Crum, 71, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday May 28, 2013 at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; Robert Crum, daughter Lori Cohea, son; Jay Montgomery, grandchildren; Rob Cohea, Mick Cohea, Trey Montgomery, & Hannah Claire Montgomery all of Yazoo City,& sister; Bobbie Hearst of Madison. VISITATION WILL BE THURSDAY MAY 30 FROM 12:30 p.m. UNTIL THE FUNERAL SERVICE AT 2:00 P.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING FUNERAL HOME. INTERNMENT WILL FOLLOW IN GLENWOOD CEMETERY.


Ruth N. Ferrell

May 30,2013

Ruth N. Ferrell, 86, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday May 28, 2013 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center.A retired operator for AT&T and a member of Fletchers Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include her sister; Nerine Neely Merkle of Yazoo City, numerous nieces & nephews & numerous grand nieces & nephews Mrs. Ferrell was preceeded in deatrh by her husband; Edward Ferrell 4 brothers, & a sister. VISITATION WILL BE THURSDAY MAY 30 STAARTING AT 10:00 A.M. UNTIL THE FUNERAL SERVICE AT 11:00 A.M. STRICKLIN-KING WITH INTERNMENT IN FLETCHERS CHAPEL CEMETERY.


Joshua Darrell Malone

May 28,2013

Joshua Darrell Malone, 23, of Laurel, MS., formerly of Benton died May 23, 2013. A member of Santee Baptist Church and a diesel mechanic. Survivors include his wife Rebecca K. Malone, son; Joshua Aaron Malone both of Laurel, parents; Darrell & Kimberly Malone of Benton, paternal grandparents; Dan & Dot Malone of Waco, TX., maternal grandparents; Lester & Shirley Thompson of West Monroe, LA.,father & mother-in-law; Kendall & Melanie King of Laurel, brother; Kade Malone of Yazoo City, sister; Misty McDade of Hot Springs, AR. VISITATION WILL BE TUESDAY MAY 28, 2013 AT MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH BEGINNING AT 1:00 P.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME AT 2:00 P.M. AT THE CHURCH WITH INTERNMENT IN THE CHURCH CEMETERY In Lieu of Flowers The Family Request That Memorials Be Made To The Joshua A. Malone Fund at Bank of Yazoo, P.O. Box 600, Yazoo City, MS. 39194 for the benifit of Aaron.


Walter L. Stokes

May 25,2013

Walter L. Stokes, 82, of Crystal Springs died at his residence Monday May 20, 2013. Mr stokes was a baptist, a native of Yazoo County, & a retired railroad engineer. Survivors are his daughter Kathryn Dorothea Stokes of Crystal Springs, 3 grandchildren, & 8 great grandchildren, sister; Margarerite Pearce of Yazoo City. Preceeded in death by; wife; Kathryn Pearce Stokes, daughter; Debbie Yvonne Johnston,& great granddaughter; Kathryn Alexis Johnston. VISITATION WILL BE SATURDAY MAY 25, 2013 9:00 - 11:00 A.M. FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT 11:00 A.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING CHAPEL.


Musette Steed

May 22,2013

Musette H. Steed, 91, died Monday May, 20, 2013 at Oasis Helath and Rehab in Yazoo City, Ms. Mrs. Steed was a retired cashier and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Yazoo City. Mrs. Steed is survived by her daughter Frances Fulton of Louise, son Walter Steed of Louise, and son Royce Steed of Belzoni. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Mrs. Steed was prededed in death by her husband Dewitt Steed, daughter Elaine Steed, and grandson Todd Steed. Funeral services for Mrs. Steed will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May, 22, 2013 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with layman G.C. Saxton officiating. Visitation is Tuesday evening from 5-7 at Stricklin-King.


Clara Mauk Rodgers

May 21,2013

Clara Mauk Rodgers, 89, of Bentonia died Sunday May 19, 2013 at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. A homemaker she was a member of Concord Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband; Lamar Rodgers, son; Stephen K. Mauk of Yazoo City, granddaughters; Charlene Williams of Richland, & Stephanie Paul of Yazoo City, 2 great grandchildren, sister;Katie Mae Kates of Bentonia, . She was preceeded in death by her 1st husband; Frank B. Mauk, sons Charles B. Mauk & Albert "Buster" Mauk, sister; Emmie Lue Neely, grandson Chuck Mauk. VISTIATION WILL BEGIN AT 10:00 A.M. AT CONCORD BAPTIST CHURCH WITH SERVICES AT 11:00 A.M. INTERNMENT WILL FOLLOW IN THE CHURCH CEMETERY.


Joseph Michael (Mike) Buford

May 16,2013

Joseph Michael (Mike) Buford, 55, of Louise passed away Sunday May 12, 2013 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was of the Church of God faith & a firefighter. Survivors are his spouse Renee' Branning Buford of Louise, son; Joseph Michael Buford, Jr. of Yazoo City, step daughters; Katie Sodau Murphy of Canton, MS., & Sarabeth Soday Hudson of Long Beach, MS., 3 grandchildren, mother; Ruby Buford of Madison, MS., sisters; Patsy Burgett of Flowood, MS., & Vicki Buford of Yazoo City. He was preceded in death by his father Leo Buford and a step-daughter; Nikki Bradshaw Carpenter. SERVICES WILL BE THURSDAY MAY 16 AT 11:00 A.M. GRAVESIDE IN CYPRESS GARDENS CEMETERY ON HWY. 49W YAZOO CITY. Rev. Charles Runnels will officate.


Elizabeth Lee

May 15,2013

ELIZABETH JOHNSON BRADFORD LEE Elizabeth Johnson Bradford Lee, age 91, of Yazoo City, MS died May 10, 2013, at Hospice Ministries of Jackson, MS. She was born April 29, 1922, in the local community of Pea Ridge. In her younger years Elizabeth transferred with her husband Brad to over 13 southern cities within Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and finally to reside in Memphis, Tennessee where she began her career as a Nurse at Shelby County Hospital. She retired after 13 plus years. After retirement she returned back to her home of Yazoo City to be closer to her family. She was a very independent lady and truly a “Southern Steel Magnolia”. In 2010 at age 87 she lost her home on old Benton Road to the F4 tornado that ripped through Yazoo City while she took shelter in her hall closet. Afterward, she gathered the few precious pieces which remained and started over. She had a strong pioneer spirit. She was a long time member of Southside Baptist Church on Monroe Avenue. She had a special love for all her family, especially those great-nieces and nephews. Decorating her home and working on arts and craft projects kept her busy in her later years. Everyone knew her favorite color was Red. Services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Chapel, 718 Calhoun St., Yazoo City, MS on May 15, 2013. Visitation is 12:30 PM with Chapel Services at 2:00 PM. Graveside service will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Reverends Richard Jennings and Jim Everett will be officiating. There will be special music by nephew Jamie Isonhood and great-niece Savannah Isonhood. Pallbearers: Steven Rodgers, Tye Ketchum, Kyle Ketchum, Lee Ketchum, Brian Isonhood and Austin Isonhood. Honorary Pallbearers: Davis Gary, Jerry Montgomery, Jamie Isonhood, Sammy Ketchum and Randy Johnson. Preceded in Death Parents: James Holloman Johnson and Mattie Gary Johnson of Pea Ridge. Husbands: James Robert Bradford of Calhoun City, MS, and Frank Russell Lee of LA. Sisters: Christine Johnson Ketchum Bennett of Yazoo City, MS, Kathleen Johnson Montgomery of Midnight, MS, and Doris Johnson Isonhood of Memphis, TN. Nephews: Grady Ketchum of Louise, MS and Billy Frank Bradford of Calhoun City, MS. Nieces: Wylodine “Doll” Ketchum Jersey of Aloha, OR, and Sandra Parker Pittman of Greenwood, MS. Survived by Daughter, Paula Bradford of Sugar Land, TX, step granddaughter Tonya Donaldson Ragsdale of Hurst, TX, and sister-in-law Sue Bradford Parker of Greenwood, MS. Nephews: Jerry Montgomery of Yazoo City, MS, Brent Montgomery of Yazoo City, MS, and Jamie Earl Isonhood of Yazoo City, MS, George Wayne Bradford of Vardaman, MS, Jerry Harpole of Philadelphia, MS, Jerome Harpole of Grenada, MS, Mickey Easley of Hurtsboro, AL, and Ronnie Parker of Greenwood, MS. Nieces: Peggy Jo Ketchum Johnson of Henderson, TX, Charlotte Bennett Davis of Jackson, MS, and Dianne Montgomery Switzer of Yazoo City, MS, Rita Bradford Aldridge and Linda Bradford McIntosh of Myrtle, MS, Mary Elizabeth Harpole Ruth of Grenada, MS, and Catherine Easley Patterson, of Houston, MS. Memorials may be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Charity at www.stjude.com.


Adine Hearst Goodwin

May 11,2013

Adine Ketchum Hearst Goodwin, age 78, passed away on May 9, 2013 peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family, after a long two-year courageous battle with cancer. Adine was born May 10, 1934 in Yazoo County. Adine loved her family and loved the outdoors. She had a great passion for travel and country music. She was an active member at Benton Baptist Church and instilled a love of the Lord throughout her family. She was the proud mother of four daughters and two step sons. Adine found love again when she married James "Jimmy" Goodwin in 2005. Adine resided in Benton, Mississippi. Adine was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Hearst and great granddaughter Danielle Griffin. She was also preceded in death by her parents Santie and Buck Ketchum. Adine is survived by her husband, James Goodwin, and her daughters and their spouses: Brenda (Dan) Griffin, Millbrook, AL; Cheryl (Terry) Carr, Madison, MS; Debbie (Wendell) Braswell, Birmingham, AL; and Sheila (Andy) Bridges, Yazoo City, MS; and step sons Kenny (Martha) Goodwin, Senatobia, MS; and Lee Goodwin, Chicago, IL, 10 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a host of brothers and sisters Pallbearers will be Xan Carr, Ben Carr, Danny Griffin, Shane Smith, Ryan Speegle, and John Jeffcoat. Honorary pallbearers are Hershel Turner, Harold Middleton, Larry Lee, Billy Luse, John Fletcher, and Eddie Luse. Visitiation will be Friday, May 10, 2013 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home, followed by burial at Benton Baptist Church Cemetary. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the Benton Baptist Church cemetery fund.


Sally S. Davis

May 10,2013

Sally S. Davis, 66, Passed away Wednesday May 8, 2013 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was a retired florist and a communicate of St Mary's Catholic Church in Yazoo City. Survivors include her husband; John Davis of Benton, daughter; Margaret (Robbie) Yerger of Yazoo City, son; Buddy (Kristy) Davis of Yazoo City, 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, sister; Elaine (Garry) Roark of Yazoo City, grandson John Allen Yerger, Granddaughters Jennifer Davis McBride ,Ame Davis Selby, Julia Yerger, Ana Fearon Yerger, great grandchildren; Molly McBride, Maggie McBride, & Trace Selby, & numerous Neices & Nephews. Visitation will be Friday May 10th from 10:00 A.M. until the service at 11:00 A.M. both at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Pallbearers are Garry Roark, Kevin Long, Heath Scott, Grady Fielder, Adam Selby, & Leroy McBride. Honorary pallbearer is Richard Davis.


Melvin Wayne Weldon

May 10,2013

Melvin Wayne Weldon, 58, of the Scotland Community passed away at his residence Tuesday May 7, 2013. Survivors are his daughters; Keshia Ann Weldon of Justin, TX.,Laura Weldon of Grapevine, TX., Janice Cooper of Winter Park, FL.,Jennifer Miller of St. Cloud, FL., 6 grandchildren, mother; Laura Hawk of Yazoo City, brothers; George Weldon of Texas, Louis Weldon of Yazoo City, & Thomas Hawk of Bentonia. PRIVATE SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE.


Josephine S. Lee

May 09,2013

Josephine Speairs Lee, 80, passed away Sunday May 5, 2013 at Wisteria Gardens in Pearl, Mississippi. Visitation is Wednesday May 8, 2013 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. with services Thursday May 9, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King, private internment will follow in The Lee Family Cemetery. Mrs. Lee was born March 3, 1933 to the late Harris A. Speairs, Sr. and Rebecca Pettigrew Speairs. A former elementary school teacher, Mrs. Lee became a homemaker after her marriage and resided in Bentonia until 2011. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Herbert Lee. Survivors include her son, Harris Lee (Tanya McCann Lee) of Bentonia; daughter, Aimee Lee (Jeff Warren) of Brandon; sister, Nora Speairs Gainey of Satartia and three grandchildren; Holly Lee, Jessica Lee, and Savannah Lee of Bentonia. Memorials may be made to Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.


Frank Edward Ellett

May 08,2013

Frank Edward Ellett, 51, of Yazoo City passed awat Sunday May 5, 2013 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Suvivors are his brothers; James Randy Ellett & Robert (Angela) Ellett both of Yazoo City, sisters; Clara (Michael) McNamara of Jackson, Ester (Jimmy) Martin & Sharon (Charlie) Stevens both of Yazoo City. VISITATION WILL BE TUESDAY MAY 7, 2013 AT STRICKLIN-KING 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. WITH SERVICES WEDNESDAY MAY 8 AT THE FUNERAL HOME AT 11:00 A.M. WITH INTERNMENT TO FOLLOW IN PLEASANT HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY.


Cecelia Lewis Thomas

May 07,2013

Cecelia Thomas, of Yazoo City, Mississippi, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2013. She was 86 years of age. She was preceeded in death by her husband Dr. James T. Thomas, and her brother, Franklin Lewis. At the time of her death, Cecelia resided at The Blake in Ridgeland. Cecelia was born in Satartia on August 9, 1926. She attended The University of Mississippi where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She was a long time member of The 1st United Methodist Church of Yazoo City. Cecelia was also a member of the Yazoo City Country Club. Survivors are her sister, Julia Lewis Rowan, her niece; Diane Rowan Drake & her nephew; Dr. Randal K. Rowan, all of Atlanta, Ga. VISITATION WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING FOLLOWED BY GRAVESIDE SERVICES AT 11:00 A.M. IN GLENWOOD CEMETERY.


Clyde L. Seawright

May 04,2013

Clyde L. Seawright, 82, of Bentonia passed away Tuesday April 30, 2013 at Meadows-Fulton Nursing Home in Fulton, MS. He was a retired machinist with AMCO manufacturing Co. A Baptist Mr Seawright is survived by Sons; William M. (Norma) Seawright of Flora, Leonard Carter (Martha) Seawright of Tueplo, Stephen C. Seawright of Bentonia, & Joe Frank (Connie) Seawright of Benton. 7 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, sister Ann (Jimmy) Cresswell, Janice (Bud) Adams both of Bentonia, & Beverly Winstead of Florence. He was preceeded in death by his wife; Bonnie C. Seawright, grandson Ryan Seawright, 3 brothers & 1 sister. VISITATION WILL BE AT STRICKLIN-KING FRIDAY 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. SERVICES WILL BVE SATURDAY MAY 4 AT 11:00 A.M. WITH INTERNMENT IN BENTONIA BAPTIST CEMETERY.


William Baynham Baker, Jr

May 04,2013

William Baynham Baker, Jr, 65, passed away Tuesday April 30, 2013 at The University Medical Center in Jackson. He was a member of Benton Baptist Church and retiredDirector of Transportation Distribution for Georgia Gulf in Gluckstat. Survivirs are his wife Glo Eckert Baker, mother-in-law; Elizabeth Eckert, Brother-in-law James( Marcia) Eckert all of Benton, sisters-in-law; Emma Eckert Reed & Betty Eckert (Ken) Bagwell, VISITATION WILL BE SATURDAY AT STRICKLIN-KING 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. SERVICES WILL FOLLOW AT 3:00 P.M. iN LIEU OF FLOWERS THE FAMILY REQUEST THE MEMORIALS BE MADE TO THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOC, THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, OR THE ASPCA.


Inez R. Smith

Dec 31,1969

Inez R. Smith, 89, of Benton passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City. She retired from the Yazoo County School System and a member of Benton Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughter; Beverly Ladner of Benton, son; Allen Jack Smith of Houston, Tx. sister; Iva Mae Ashmore of Charleston, MS., sister-in-law; Mary Agnes Robinson of Charleston, MS., 4 grandsons and 10 great grandchildren. VISITATION AT STRICKLIN-KING SATURDAY JANUARY 4 9:30 - 11:00 A.M. FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT THE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL AT 11:00 A.M. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW IN GLENWOOD CEMETERY. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.


Inez R. Smith

Dec 31,1969

Inez R. Smith, 89, of Benton passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City. She retired from the Yazoo County School System and a member of Benton Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughter; Beverly Ladner of Benton, son; Allen Jack Smith of Houston, Tx. sister; Iva Mae Ashmore of Charleston, MS., sister-in-law; Mary Agnes Robinson of Charleston, MS., 4 grandsons and 10 great grandchildren. VISITATION AT STRICKLIN-KING SATURDAY JANUARY 4 9:30 - 11:00 A.M. FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT THE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL AT 11:00 A.M. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW IN GLENWOOD CEMETERY. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.


Inez R. Smith

Dec 31,1969

Inez R. Smith, 89, of Benton passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City. She retired from the Yazoo County School System and a member of Benton Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughter; Beverly Ladner of Benton, son; Allen Jack Smith of Houston, Tx. sister; Iva Mae Ashmore of Charleston, MS., sister-in-law; Mary Agnes Robinson of Charleston, MS., 4 grandsons and 10 great grandchildren. VISITATION AT STRICKLIN-KING SATURDAY JANUARY 4 9:30 - 11:00 A.M. FOLLOWED BY SERVICES AT THE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL AT 11:00 A.M. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW IN GLENWOOD CEMETERY. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.


Daniel (Danny) T. Bradshaw

Dec 31,1969

Daniel T. (Danny) Bradshaw, 60, of Bentonia passed away at his residence Friday February 7, 2014. He was a Methodist and Manager of Delta Auto Parts. Survivors are his father Halton Bradshaw of Bentonia, daughter Patty Bradshaw Collins of Yazoo City, son Daniel T. (Dan) Bradshaw, Jr. of Yazoo City, sisters; Bertha Outlaw of Yazoo City, & Betty Porter of Bentonia, brothers; Pete Bradshaw of Ola, Ark, & Bill Bradshaw of Boldknob, Ark., and special friend Tony Durst of Bentonia. Danny was preceded in death by his mother Pauline Bradshaw. This will be a cremation service and visitation will be the only services. VISITATION WILL BE MONDAY FEBRUARY 10 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. AT STRICKLIN-KING FUNERAL HOME.


Marvin D. Chisolm

Dec 31,1969

Marvin D. Chisolm,75, of Bentonia, passed away Thursday March, 6, 2014 at the G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical in Jackson. A member of Bethany Methodist Church, he was a retired welder for Amco Manufacturing Co. Survivors are his wife; Martha Sharon Chisolm, sons; Kenny Chisolm of Bentonia, Doug (Penny) Chisolm of Hattiesburg, MS, daughter Stacy ( Ray) Howell of Bentonia, 9 grandchildren, Thomas Thornton, Christian (Josh) Hammond, Ariel (Timothy) Jenkins, Bobby Ray (Tiffany) Howell, Robin Chisolm, Kenneth Chisolm, Sean Michael Chisolm John Aaron Howell, Christopher (Sam) Whitehead, Kayla Whitehead, Drew Howell, 3 great grandchildren, Leland Jenkins, Landon Jenkins, Jacob Hammond, brother Jimmy Chisolm of Yazoo City, & sister Barbara Quimby of Benton. Preceded in death by a daughter; Vickie Lyne Chisolm. Visitation will be Saturday March 8 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City.


Johnny (Juan Leal, Sr.) Mexican

Dec 31,1969

Johnny Mexican, 66, of Satartia passed away at his residence Friday March 13, 2014. He was a retired farmer at Dixie Farms. Survivors are his son Juan Leal, Jr., sisters; Norma Gonzales of Satartia, Lillie Walker of Bentonia, Julia Silva of Yazoo City,& numerous Nieces & Nephews. Visitation will be Friday March 14 5:00 – 7:00 P.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Services will be Saturday March 15 at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Chapel with interment to follow in Central Holmes Cemetery on Dover Road in Yazoo County. Rev. Glenn Warrington will officiate.


delete Lou Dreher

Dec 31,1969







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