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Harold Edward Roe

Dec 06,2021

Harold (PAPA) Edward Roe, 85, of Yazoo City, Mississippi, died peacefully at his home on November 27, 2021. Mr. Roe was born on July 16, 1936 to Archie Mertel and Olive Waive (Blankenship) Roe in their family farmhouse in rural Fayette County, IL. At the time of his birth the farmhouse did not have electricity or indoor plumbing. He attended grade school in a rural one room schoolhouse near the farm in Jimtown, IL and graduated from Vandalia Community High School. He learned to farm while growing up and continued to farm while living in Illinois. He eventually moved to Mississippi to pursue his dream of growing and marketing soybeans in the South. In addition to farming, Mr. Roe drove trucks for logging businesses in the Yazoo City area. Throughout his life he was always willing to help those in need. On October 2, 1955 he married Cynthia Ann Bingaman in Fayette County, IL at the Hurricane Baptist Church which was across the street from the family farm where he was raised. Together they had three sons, Randall (Randy) Edward, David Kent, and Brent Lee, all of which predeceased Mr. Roe. He married the late Linda Gilmer on March 21, 1981 and helped raise two Stepdaughters. Mr. Roe is survived by: stepdaughters Tracy (Raymond) Boyd, Colorado, and Jamie (Johnny) House, Imboden, AR; five grandchildren, Dana LeAnn (Jason) Roe-Shelton, Brandon, MS, Courtney (Dave) Roberts, Hensley, AR, Randal Kent (Leann) Roe, Hensley, AR, Brandy Chenault, Yazoo City, MS, and Star Boyd, Colorado Springs, CO; nine great grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers, Norma Jean (Willard) Dawson, Nashville, TN, Betty Elaine (Kenneth) Hall, Greenville, IL, Alvin Irl (JoAnn) Roe, Pekin, Il and Elvin Merl (Audrey) Roe, Canal Winchester, OH; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. In addition to his parents Archie and Olive Roe, Mr. Roe was predeceased by his step mother Dixie McFadden Provence; his wives Cynthia and Linda; sons Randall, David, and Brent; grandchildren David Roe and Shawn Roe, and infant brothers Lester William and Archie Lee. Visitation with family members will be on Monday December 6 from 9 – 10 a.m. at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Mississippi. A memorial service will immediately follow visitation at 10 a.m. The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Hospice Foundation, 17855 North Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75287, phone 1-800-834-3059.


Grover Cleveland Saxton

Nov 30,2021

Grover Cleveland "G. C." Saxton, Jr.,88, of Yazoo City passed away Friday November 26, 2021 at The Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Yazoo City. G. C. was a retired from The U.S. Air Force as a Tec Sargent . Following his retirement he returned to Yazoo City where he was a Mechanic for Seward Cadillac and later in life was an instructor at The Yazoo City High School Vocational Technical Center. Survivors include his wife Wanda Stidham Saxton, daughter LaDonna Saxton of Yazoo City, son; Roger Saxton of Yazoo City, brothers; Wiley Saxton of Yazoo City and Tim Saxton of Bentonia, and a sister Margie Hasty of Yazoo City. Visitation will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home Monday November 29th 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Services will be Tuesday November 30th at 1:00 P.M. at Midway Missionary Baptist Church on Eden Midway Road in Yazoo County Internment with full Military Honors will follow in the Church Cemetery. Elder Eugene Norris will officiate.


Ruth Inez Guthrie

Nov 27,2021

Ruth "Inez" Guthrie, 96, of Clinton formerly of Yazoo City passed away Monday November 22, 2021 at Woolands Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Clinton. A Homemaker, she was "A Talker",an Excellent Cook , Mother, and Wife. Sh was also a devoted Church Member at Alta Woods Baptist Church where she served as the Church Librarian for 40 years. Survivors include her sons; Rickie Guthrie of Jackson, George Guthrie, Jr., daughter Sheery Guthrie of Brandon, grandsons Kevin Guthrie, Daniel Guthrie, Kurt Guthrie, and Jason Guthrie, 9 great grandchildren and sister-in-law Vivian Guthrie . Services will be conducted Saturday November 27th at Short Creek Baptist Church on Ridge Road in Yazoo County. Visitation will start at 10:00 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. Service.


Mary Diane Gordon

Nov 24,2021

Mary Diane Scroggins Gordon, 75, went to be with the Lord on November 22, 2021 at her home in Yazoo City, MS after a long battle with cancer while being surrounded by the loving presence of her children at the time of her passing. Born in Yazoo City, MS, she was the widow of James Malcolm Gordon and the daughter of F.M. and Bonnie Scroggins. After retiring from working many years at Mississippi Chemical Corporation where she worked as an accountant, she later returned to work working at RAJAM in Yazoo City for several years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Yazoo City where she was a faithful attendee up to her battle with cancer and the covid pandemic. She is survived by her sister, Frances Harden of Evergeen, AL; three children – Stacia Johnson (Chris), Tara Woods (Tony), Spencer Gordon (Leslie); ten grandchildren - Macy Woods Keith, Gordon Downs, Christian Gordon, Kaityln Woods Stogner, Dalton Downs, Caleb Gordon, Madelynne Gordon, Mary-Ashlynne Gordon, Suzannah Gordon, and Austin Johnson; seven great grandchildren - Natalee Downs, Peyton Downs, Myles Keith, Mason Keith, Micah Stogner, Ella Stogner, Elijah Stogner. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Donald Scroggins. The funeral service will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Service on Wednesday November 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM with visitation being held from 12:30 PM to the time of the service. Service will be officiated by Pastor Ken Lynch. Pallbearers are Byron Johnson, Griffin Scroggins, Gordon Downs, Christian Gordon, Dalton Downs, and Austin Johnson. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, MS. Please join us in celebrating her life in Christ. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8) and to die is gain for those in Christ (Phillipians 1:21). Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has wiped away every tear and death shall be no more, neither mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away (Revelation 21:4). May God’s grace and peace comfort all her family and friends.


Stephen "Steve" E. Coleman

Nov 22,2021

On November 15, 2021, Stephen Eugene Coleman went home to be with The Lord. “Steve was born December 21, 1952. For all that knew him he was full of life. He never met a stranger. He loved music and dancing; and as he would say “Cuttin’ a Rug” Steve is survived by his parents, Brutt and Elouise Coleman, his sister; Debbie and husband Johnny Reid, Van and late wife Christine Coleman. He is also survived by his three children Chris and wife Erin Coleman, Meredith and husband Jake Manship, and Katherine Coleman. Steve’s grandkids are Bradley, Charlie, Finley, Carter, and Rhett. He was preceded in death by; Sinclair and Elsie “Ma” Coleman and Etta Marie Price and John “Tally” Holliman Services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home will be conducted Monday November 22nd at Parkview Church of God on Highway 16 East Yazoo City with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Ken Lynch officiating. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Serving as pallbearers are; Tommy Coleman, Denny Paul, Barry McGraw, Wayne Saxton, Joel Dimmitte, John Rymens, Gene Barnett, and James Price.


Fred Carson Plyler

Nov 22,2021

Obituary for Fred “Carson” Plyler DOB. 09.18.1947 74 years old Fred “Carson” Plyler passed away on Sunday, November 21st, 2021 from a short battle with cancer at the Yazoo City Health & Rehabilitation Center. “Carson” as known by most; grew up in Jackson MS. But spent his later years in Yazoo City, retiring from the Yazoo City Police Department after 20 years. He loved his job, and especially loved all the officers he worked with over the years. Carson was born to Fred & Buena Plyler on September 18, 1947. His Dad Fred was a former Golf Pro at Jackson Municipal Golf Course and Colonial Country Club. He taught Carson not only the art of playing golf and sportsmanship but also to become a championship domino player. And of course, to be a loyal fan of the Ole Miss Rebels! Carson’s Mom, Buena, taught him not only the family history, but her favorite subject, US History. Carson was always into trivia, history and collecting baseball cards and coins. Carson was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Bettye Ruth Ketchum Plyler, who could make a party out of just shelling butterbeans, and could make you laugh if you dropped even just one. His beloved daughter, Wendi Dawn Martin, who’s favorite saying was “Don’t worry Be Happy!”. Which summed her up completely. His brother, Pat Plyler, who gave him many tips on drawing and painting portraits. His sister, Barbara Sue Tate who may have been the most talented artist of the family. And his brother, Fred C. Plyler of Lakewood, California who he met late in life. Carson is survived by his daughter and sons, Cheryle Burrow (Tracey) Brandon MS, Walter Lee Martin, Jackson, MS. and Charlie Plyler of Mobile, AL. His Granddaughter, Lauren Burrow, Brandon MS. And His grandsons, Ian Martin of Florence, MS. and Hayden & Ryne Plyler of Mobile, AL. Sister-n-law, Celeste Parr and brother-n-law, Alfred Ray Ketchum (Kathleen). His niece Portland Plyler, and many other nieces and nephews. Carson had such a sweet soul and had a tremendous faith in God. Every time his family would visit or talk to him, he would always say how he was praying for each one of them every night. He always had such a positive attitude and seemed to look for the silver lining in any situation. He will be missed, but we know that he is finally in Heaven with his love, Bettye Ruth, and they are finally having that family reunion in Glory Land! Visitation will be on Monday, November 22nd from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS. With a Grave side service afterwards at Fletcher Chapel Cemetery on Fletcher Chapel Road in Yazoo County. The family would like friends to share their fond memories of Carson with everyone. They would like to celebrate his life. Pall Bearers: Jason Bright William Gilmore Larry Davis Sean Echols Eric Snow Simon Stubblefield​ Jim McCraw Mike Maloney Honorary Pall Bearers: Craig Parr, Jack Willingham, Pat Harmon, Louis Dugas and Mike Maloney


Harvey Daniel Williams

Nov 19,2021

Harvey Daniel Williams, Sr., 79, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Tuesday November 16, 2021. He had been employed as a meat cutter at The Super K Mart in Jackson, he was also a member of Tinsley Baptist Church, and a Veteran of the U. S. Navy. Survivors include his wife Lucille Williams, sons; Harvey "Danny" (Charlene) Williams, Jr., of Yazoo City, and Gregory (Alisa) Williams of Houston, TX, daughter; Cheryl (Troy) Hasty of Yazoo City, 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and a sister Irene Ross of Greenville. Harvey was preceded in death by a son; Walter J. Williams, parents; Gilbert & Mary Williams, and a brother Phillip Williams. Visitation will,be Thursday November 18th at Stricklin King Funeral Home 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.with services Friday November 19th at Tinsley Baptist Church at 10:00 A.M. internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. David Ingram Officiating.


Cortney Blaire Warren

Nov 13,2021

Cortney Blaire Warren, 39 , of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Saturday November 6, 2021. She was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include her son; Dayden Sodachan of Yazoo City, daughter; Mayliegh Sodachan, father; Ronnie "Buddy" Warren of Yazoo City, mother; Darla Thrasher of Yazoo City, brother; Dustyn Warren of Hattiesburg, sisters; Brandi Turner, Kasi Warren, Terri Warren all of Yazoo City and Tricia Warren of Knoxville, TN. Graveside services will be conducted in Glenwood Cemetery Saturday November 13th under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. No Visitation is scheduled.


Vernice Gilmore Ables

Nov 13,2021

Vernice Gilmore Ables, 89, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday November 11, 2021 at The Mississippi Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. A Supervisor atYazoo Community Action, she was a member of Scotland Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband Melvin Ables, Sr., son Melvin Ables, Jr. of Yazoo City, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and a brother Doyle Gilmore of Lexington. Mrs. Ables was preceded in death by her Grand son; Kevin Mathew Ables daughter; Tamara Mechelle Patterson, brother; Billy Joe Gilmore and sister Rutherford Dell Davis. Visitation will be held at at Stricklin King Funeral home Saturday November 13 followed by graveside services in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery in Yazoo County at 11:00 A.M. Serving as pallbearers are:Roger Kinnard, Richard Davis, Charlie Milner, Doyle Gilmore, Jr. William Gilmore, and Mark Lancaster.


Charlie Mac Shipp

Nov 12,2021

Charlie Mac Shipp, 78, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Tuesday November 8, 2021. A self employed Barber he was a U S Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife Gail Collins Shipp, granddaughters K’ Lee Shipp (Bart) Knight of Hattiesburg, Sara Michael Shipp of Yazoo City, sister Mona Ketchum of Yazoo City, and brothers; Danny Shipp of Yazoo City and Hugh Shipp of Huntsville, TX. Mac was preceded in death by his son; Michael Shipp. Graveside services will be held in Glenwood Cemetery Friday November 12th at 2:00 P M under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. No visitation is scheduled.


Katherine Killebrew Jordan

Nov 09,2021

Katherine Killebrew Jordan, 97, died peacefully Saturday, November 6, while in residence at The Blake at Township in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Her life was honored in Yazoo City Tuesday, November 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church followed by burial services at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Katherine was born March 4, 1924, to Charles Griffin and Fannie Hargrave Killebrew. She was a wonderful companion to her younger sister, Charline; they grew up in Yazoo City where their father served as assistant police chief, jailer and constable. As a young adult, she held a job as a secretary with both the tax assessor and Henry & Barbour law firm before being introduced to Bull Jordan after the war. They married June 10, 1951, and made their home in Carter. In 1958, she welcomed her only child, son Bernie, whom she adored. Katherine deeply enjoyed reading, needlework, and phone chats with her distant friends and family; she also had a special love for cats. As she aged, Katherine had fun travelling the world alongside Bull and several close friends. At home, she enjoyed going on rides with Charline and Bull around the farm or in the hills of Eden and always looked forward to visits with her many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was a wonderful wife, sister, mother, and friend; but her most admired role was grandmother. Her heart belonged to her grandchildren and, later, her great-grandchildren. She spent many days judging mud pie competitions in the yard, supervising baking and cooking in the kitchen, cheering along nightgown dress-up dances to Lawrence Welk, and riding along during (somewhat risky) country-road driving lessons. Her favorite moments were spent sitting down with her girls, where she’d repeat her standard conversation opener: “Give me some news!” When she wasn’t at home with family or spending time with friends, you could find her weekly at the beauty parlor or at the library searching for the next best book to read. Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Fannie Killebrew; her husband, Bull Jordan; and her granddaughter, Callie Adelle Jordan. She’s survived by her sister Charline Killebrew; her son Bernie Jordan and his wife, Susan; granddaughter Elise Choate and her husband, Will; granddaughter Caroline James and her husband, Jed; and granddaughters Ellen and Anne Eliza Jordan. Additionally, she leaves behind six great-grandchildren: Ben, Archer, Mckay and Mary Greer Choate; and Sellers Brumfield and Julia James. The family wishes to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude to her loyal caregivers – Kim Kittrell, Kimberly Ward, Tonya White, Anita Thomas and Reneé Ward – for making her more recent years at the Blake peaceful, pleasant, and happy. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in her honor to Ricks Memorial Library or St. Mary’s Catholic Church, both in Yazoo City, or to the B.A. “Bull” and Katherine Jordan Endowment Scholarship at Mississippi State University, c/o MSU Foundation, P.O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762.


Angela Nicole "Nikki" Alexander - Fife

Nov 06,2021

Angela Nicole Alexander-Fife, 45 of Bentonia passed away at her residence Wednesday November 3, 2021. A retail Cashier she was a member of Ogden Baptist Church. Survivors include her parents; Jerry and Joyce Alexander of Bentonia. Graveside Services will be conducted Saturday November 6th in Ogden Baptist Cemetery at 11:00 A.M. officiated by Rev. Chris Hudson and Rev. Paul Stupka. Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City is in charge of arrangements.


William C. Strickland, Jr

Nov 06,2021

William Chappele " W. C." "Junior" Strickland, Jr., 97, of the Mechanicsburg Community of Yazoo County passed away at his residence Wednesday November 3, 2021. Retired from Mississippi Chemical Corporation as an Operator, and a Veteran of The U. S. Army. Survivors include his daughter Jane Strickland Edwards of Yazoo City, 4 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Donna Adams of Yazoo City, and Bobbie Sligh of Tupelo. W. C. or "Junior" as he was known was preceded in death by his wives; Sarah Jane Pepper Strickland, and Verna Cook Strickland, and a son William M. Strickland. Visitation will start Saturday November 6th starting at 9:30 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. service at Stricklin King Funeral Home. Rev. Sam Liddell Officiating. Internment will follow in Glenwood cemetery in Yazoo City. Serving as pallbearers are; Patrick Jaco, Andrew Edwards, Jerrick Pickens, Anthony Pickens, Jordan Jaco and Matthew Pettis.


Ellis Eugene Stevens

Oct 30,2021

Ellis Eugene Stevens, 75, of Bentonia passed away at his residence Tuesday October 25, 2021. An Engineer at Tyson Foods he was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his son; Mike (Regina) Stevens of Yazoo City, granddaughter; Lauren Vaughan of Pearl, grandsons; Colby Stevens of Vicksburg, and Caleb Stevens of South Dakota, sister-in-law Elaine Stevens of Bentonia, nephews; Chad Stevens of Bentonia, Shane Stevens of Pearl, and Heath Hood of Yazoo City, nieces; Shae Stevens of Edinburg, MS, Pam M. Shanks of Yazoo City, Sherre Stevens of Hattiesburg, Tammy Stevens of Pearl, Suzanne Stevens of Wisconsin, and Rachel Stevens of Pearl. He was preceded in death by his father; Ellis Leslie Stevens, mother; Hazel Stevens, brothers; Freddie Stevens, Donnie Stevens, and Jerry Stevens, and a sister; Judy Stevens. Visitation will be Saturday October 30th 9:30 - 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City followed by graveside services in Glenwood Cemetery at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Glen Warrington will officiate. His nephews will serve as pallbearers.


James "Jimmy" Ernest Shirley

Oct 29,2021

James “Jimmy” Ernest Shirley of Midway passed peacefully from this life on October 27, 2021 at the age of 80. Born January 14, 1941 to Andrew and Salome Thomas Shirley, Jimmy was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Margarite Correro and Bessie Bama “BB” Bunce. Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Amy Ledbetter Shirley, daughter Eva Bethany, granddaughter Lindsey Austin (Gary), great-grandchildren Hayden, Avery and Presley, grandson Josh Carpenter (Kaley) great-grandchildren Angel Rae, Embrie, Skylar, Brooklyn and Brynnlie, son James Ernest “Ernie” Shirley II (Gretchen) grandchildren Mary Upton, Peyton and Dixon, stepson Louie King “Trey” Arnold III (Kim) granddaughter Dianna Martin (Jon Thomas) and great-granddaughter Anna Kate Martin, stepdaughter Penny Parmer (Ken) grandsons Andrew and Pierce, and stepdaughter Loi Stovall, granddaughter Hannah Nichols (Justin) great-granddaughter Ada Jane, grandson Alex Swoope (Kayla), brother in law Anthony Correro and nieces Michele Williams and Natalie Clifford and great-nieces and nephews. Retired from both Mississippi Chemical Corporation and Holmes Community College, Jimmy or “Mr. Shirley” as he was known to his students, viewed education as a lifelong pursuit as evidenced by his degrees from multiple universities, including a Masters in Physics and a Masters in Combined Sciences and Mathematics. His passion was sharing knowledge and imparting wisdom to his students—and anyone else who would listen—both in the classroom, in his office, where he counseled countless students to pursue their highest ambitions in life and in the community. He touched innumerable lives throughout the course of his career as an educator. A graveside service will be held at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Friday, October 29th at 2:00 p.m. with visitation to follow. The address is 2507 Fugates Road, Benton, MS 39039.


Vysa Saxton Cummings

Oct 24,2021

Vysa Saxton Cummings, 77, born June 8, 1944 to Grover C. Saxton and Sadie B. Street passed away at her home on October 21, 2021. She graduated from Yazoo City High School in 1963 and loved sewing and playing basketball. Vysa married her best friend, Allen Kay Cummings, on March 26, 1964. They started their life together at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. After army life, they moved to New Orleans where she spent the next 20 years as a full time mom to her three children Kimberly, Amanda, and Allen Jr. Her days were filled with dancing classes for the girls and football for Allen. In 1986, she moved back to Yazoo City to help care for her mother during her failing health while working full time with Morgan Stanley where she retired in 2007. Vysa and Allen were active members at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Vysa greatly enjoyed her membership in the Lintonia Garden Club as it gave her an opportunity to display her strong gardening skills. Vysa was proceeded in death by her mother and father, sisters Georgia Hasty and Catherine Eldridge, and brother Roy Saxton. She is survived by her husband Allen Kay Cummings, Sr. and children Kimberly Cummings, Amanda Cummings, and Allen Cummings Jr., along with grandsons James Allen Cutrer and Joseph Piontek, and granddaughter Camden Cummings. Nana or Honey as she was lovingly referred to will be greatly missed by her friends and family. There will be a celebration of life at Stricklin-King Chapel at 2:00 p.m on October 24, 2021. Burial will be at Midway United Methodist Church immediately following the service. Serving as pallbearers are; John Howarth Danny Hasty Troy Hasty Russell Hasty Brad Tuten James Allen Cutrer


Dalton Bea Hearst

Oct 22,2021

Dalton Bea Hearst, Sr., of Madison, MS, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021. Dalton was born in Golden Meadow, Louisiana on May, 27, 1935, the son of Homer D. Hearst and Vida Blake Hearst. Dalton Hearst married Bobbie Fay Lovett at St John’s United Methodist Church in Yazoo City on April 4, 1958. Dalton worked for Delta Implement Company in Yazoo City in the parts department for 30 years. Dalton Bea Hearst, Sr. is survived by his children Dalton Bea Hearst, Jr (Amber) of Brandon, MS; Janice H. Hodges (Larry) of Madison, MS; Robert D. Hearst (Shelly) of Colleyville, TX; and Danny Hearst of Madison, MS. Grandchildren include Morgan Hodges Hilliard (Chase) and Kylie Hearst of Madison, MS; Forrest Lane Hearst of Colleyville, TX; Aliza McGee of Ft. Walton, FL; and Bailey Perrodin of Brandon, MS. Great Grandchildren are Wynne Hilliard and Charlie Hilliard of Madison, MS. Dalton was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Bobbie Fay Hearst. Dalton’s surviving siblings are John D. Hearst of Pelahatchie, MS; Rebetha M. Sapp of Upland, California; and Arnold Hearst of Pelahatchie, MS. A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 22 at 02:00 pm at Glenwood Cemetary in Yazoo City, MS under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


Linda Lee Clay

Oct 21,2021

Linda Lee Clay, 80, passed away peacefully October 19, 2021 surrounded by family and caring nurses at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Yazoo City, MS Graveside services will be held October 21, 2021 at Glenwood Cemetery with graveside visitation at 1:30 PM followed by services at 2:00 PM with Brother Ken Lynch of Parkview Church of God officiating. Linda grew up in Louise, Mississippi and graduated from Louise High School. She worked at Yazoo City EPA and retired with over thirty years of service. The past three years Linda resided at the Martha Coker Luse House. Linda never met a stranger and fiercely loved her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Jackson Lee; her mother, Janie Oline Lee; her sisters, Doris Jane Rutledge, Rienzi, MS and their infant sister Mae Belle Lee. Linda is survived by her children Lee Ann (Robert) Clark of Chapel Hill, NC; Thomas (Stephanie) Clay of Yazoo City, MS and their father, Tommy Clay of Louise, MS; five grandchildren: Tyler and Lake Clay of Yazoo City, MS, Caroline (Adam) Schmelzer of Apex, NC; Rob (Laura) Clark of Garner, NC; and Joe Clark of Charlotte, NC; and two great grandchildren, Camden and Catie Ann Schmelzer. The family would like to thank staff of Martha Coker for their care and support the past three years. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Martha Coker Green Houses or the charity of your choice.


Nola Thrash

Oct 11,2021

Nola Thrash, 89, of Flora passed away at her residence Saturday October 9, 2021. A Homemaker she was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her son; Thomas Edward (Arlene) Thrash of Hinds County, daughters; Peggy Findley of Hattiesburg and Frances Kathryn Holton of Flora, 6 grandchildren and a sister; Martha Hilderbrand of Satartia. Graveside services were held Monday October 11th at 11:00 A.M. in The Flora City Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Rev. Sam Riddel officiated. Serving as pallbearers were; Herman Renfroe, Jeff Renfroe, Andrew Holton, Seth Holton, Brady Ball, and David Jones


Nancy Hood

Oct 09,2021

Nancy Hood, 72, of Glen Allen passed away at Delta Medical Center in Greenville. A Homemaker she was a member of Lake Washington Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters; Nancy Hill of Glen Allen, and Linda K. Taylor of Converse, LA, son; Andrew Hood of D’lo, 8 Grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, sister Debra White of Clinton, brothers; Thomas Langley of Callahan, CA, Fred Langley of Clarksdale and, Ted Langley of Harrison, AR and a brother-in-law Lonzo Hood of Yazoo City. Graveside services will be held Lake Washington Cemetery in Glen Allen Saturday October 9th at 1:00 P.M. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City. Ricky Shivers and Thomas Langley will officiate.


Joshua Rayborn

Oct 09,2021

Joshua Rayborn, 32, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday September 19, 2021 Survivors include his son; Nolan Rayborn of Murrieta, CA , mother; Peggy L. Kirby of Yazoo City, maternal grandmother; Linda Page of Yazoo City, sisters; Christinia Rayborn ,Britany Kirby, and Brianna Kirby all of Murrieta, CA, brother; Justin Tyer of Yazoo City, step father; Gordon Kirby of Murrieta, CA, and his father Levone Rayborn of Jackson. Visitation will be Saturday October 9th 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. followed by his memorial service at 10:00 A.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home. Rev. Steven Howell will officiate Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery.


Guyla Vaughan Dixon

Oct 09,2021

Guyla Vaughan Dixon peacefully entered the presence of her Savior on Friday, October 1, 2021 at her home in Benton, Mississippi surrounded by her family. Guyla was born on July 6, 1932 to Charles Buford Vaughan (Charlie) and Nell (Stubblefield) Vaughan in Yazoo County, Mississippi. Guyla, “Meme” to those she loved most, is survived by her sons Andy Dixon (Becky) of Greenville and Charlie Dixon of Terry. She also leaves behind her greatest loves, her grandchildren; Drew Dixon (Kathey) of Oxford, Adam Dixon (Ashley) of Senatobia, and Catherine Wilson (Drew) of Batesville. Meme also leaves behind seven precious great grandchildren that she was most proud of: Scottie, Rowen, Hazel, Mary Chapel, Lottie Vaughan, Sam, and Witt. Her sister, Cora Vaughan Nichols (Wis) of Benton, sister-in-law, Ellen Dixon Mosby of Natchez, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who she thought of as family. She was greatly loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, DeWitt Andrew Dixon, her parents, and her sister Bettye Johnson. Guyla attended and graduated from Benton High School in Benton, Mississippi. She attended Mississippi University for Women before transferring to Belhaven University where she received a degree in elementary education. Following college graduation, Guyla married her high school sweetheart, “Deedy” as she lovingly called him, on her twenty-second birthday. They built their life in her family home in Benton where she lived for over 80 years throughout her life. Guyla and DeWitt were married for 61 years. Upon her death, Guyla still held a lifetime certification in elementary education that she used to teach in West Point public schools, Benton public school, and finally Benton Academy in Benton, Mississippi for over thirty years. Her educational legacy impacted many generations and she will be remembered by many as their favorite second grade teacher. After retirement, Guyla used her time to travel with her husband making many memories. They were able to continue their lifelong love of camping with family and friends. Her grandchildren will always remember her love for Cheetos, fine clothes and jewelry, beautiful flowers, and her inability to tell them ‘no’. She was a lifetime member of Benton United Methodist Church and had most recently begun attending Midway United Methodist Church. The family would like to send their sincerest thanks to Dixie Roberts, Deedra Woods, April Cantrell, Sandra Ousley, Martha Fowler, and Gladys Jones who were her caretakers in her final days. We would also like to thank Betty Collins for her dedication and friendship over the last several years. With your help, we knew that Meme was taken care of and loved deeply. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Midway United Methodist Church on Highway 433 North in Benton, Mississippi, Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 3:00 in the afternoon. Visitation will be at 2:00 prior to the service. A private graveside service will be held at Blackjack Baptist Church in Linwood, Mississippi preceding the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Midway United Methodist Church or to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.


Sybil Spiars McNeece

Oct 02,2021

Sybil Spiars McNeece, 84, of Jackson formerly of Yazoo County passed away Thursday September 30, 2021 at Manhattan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jackson. a Homemaker she was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter Laurie Ella (Hal) McDonald of Ridgeland,and a brother; Arthur Velma "Little Chicken" Spiars of Yazoo City Services will be Saturday October 2nd at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 9:00 A.M. . Greg Horn and Rev. Barry Ward will officiate. Internment will follow in Concord Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are; Jay Milner, Steve Martin, Sam Powell, and Al Blackwell.


Helen Leach

Oct 02,2021

Helen Leach, 73, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday Septmeber 30, 2021 at The Mississippi Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Jackson. She was Seamstress at One Hour Cleaners and she attended The Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include her husband; Jerry Leach, daughters; April Wilson of Pearl, Tanya Irwin of Flora, and Jennifer Dawson of Pearl, a son; Buddy Leach of Richland, 8 grandchildren,7 great grandchildren, sisters; Linda Manning of Yazoo City, and Annie McGathy of Prescott, AR Visitation will be at The Church of God of Prophecy Friday October 1st 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Services will be held Saturday October 10, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at The Church with internment to follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Gary Longo will officiate. Stricklin King Funeral Home Has been entrusted by the family. Serving as pallbearers are Stephen Wilson, Wesley Wilson, Colin Wilson, Devan Leach, Clayton Ross, Brian Ross, and John Irwin.


Marion A. Warrington

Sep 29,2021

Marion A. Warrington passed away Monday September 28, 2021 at The Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Retired from the Yazoo County Road Department he faithfully attended Satartia First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Sybil Coleman Warrington, sons; William Warrington of Richton, and Robert Warrington of Bentonia, sisters; Dot Smith of Bentonia and Hazel Lee of Katy, TX. Marion was preceded in death by; brothers; Herman, Dale, and Larry Warrington,and sisters; Gertrude Warrington and Laura Hawk . Graveside services will be held Wednesday September 29th at 11:00 a.m. in Mt Olivet Cemetery on Highway 433 West in Yazoo County under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Rev. Royce Lott and Rev. Glen Warrington will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are; Josh Sadler, Jimmy Wayne Pettis, Sydney Potter, Tate Potter, Caleb Sibley, and Jason Potter. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Mt Olivet Cemetery 3430 Mechanicsburg Rd, Bentonia, MS 39040 or the charity of your choice.


Russell W. "Russ" Carter

Sep 25,2021

My dear, precious husband, Russell W. Carter went to sleep in death, Saturday morning at 3:00 A.M. We, his wife of 48 years (Barbara Kinnison Carter), his daughters; Kimberly Carter, Candance Carter Coffey, along with his 2 grandchildren; Brooklyn Coffey and Lauren Carter will miss Russ. His death left a hole in our lives, filled only by our Heavenly Father Jehovah’s for his faithful followers. Psalms 83:18 (old KJV Bible). Russ was born in Washington Iowa, to his mother, Maxine Moore Carter and father, Russell L. Carter on December 2, 1953. His parents precede him in death. Russ moved to Yazoo City in 1969 with his parents to assist the small Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, in this area. Russ and his das served as elders in the congregation and in 1972, the first Kingdom Hall was built. The congregation grew so rapidly that a new Kingdom Hall built and dedicated in 1978, on highway 49 in Yazoo City. There is now a new Kingdom Hall at 822 E Broadway, Yazoo City, MS, Russ was instrumental in its construction. Russ and I worked on the building of Kingdom Halls all over Mississippi and Louisiana for many years. He loved the Bible and did as Jesus told us to do, “witness to all the nations and then the end will come” Matthew 24:14 ( the ens of Satan’s world not the earth Ecclesiastes 1:4) Russ knew if he fell asleep in death, he would be in his Heavenly father’s memory and will awaken back to life, right here on earth, a cleansed paradise earth, just like the Garden of Eden. Revelation 21:3,4 Jehovah has appointed his sonChrist Jesus as King and cornerstone of His Heavenly Kingdom along with the apostles appointed as the foundation. Ephesians 2:19-20 (the Kingdom is then theme of the Bible, a heavenly government to rule over the earth) Russ knew there would be a resurrection of the dead back to life here on earth for himself and billions who have lived, since the time of Abel. He looked forward to being able to talk to Noah about the construction of the Ark and how it withstood the global flood. Genesis ch.6: John 5:28,29. Russ was self employed as a Building Contractor and Master Electrician for over 40 years. For the last 10 years, he worked as a Building Inspector and Code enforcer. He loved his work and help ensure that buildings were properly constructed, met Saftey standards and codes. Russ really enjoyed working with employees of Yazoo, including Kenny Washington, Terry Harber, and many others. Russ had a love of traveling. He took me and the kids all over this country. We traveled with our camper and stayed at state parks everywhere. We went fishing and exploring in so many different beautiful places. Russ really loved antique cars and the TV show American Pickers. Last fall he and I got to visit The American Pickers actual store in Tennessee. Along with his sisters, Carley Carter Self (AL), Denise Carter Rounds(AL), brothers; Melvin Carter(NV), Charles and Dixie Carter (NV), nice; Madison Rounds, nephews Jeremy Self and Brent Carter look forward to the time when Jesus instructed us to pray is fulfilled, “Our Father in heaven (Jehovah), thy Kingdomcome (a heavenly government that will rule over the earth with Jesus as King) thy will be done on earth as in heaven. Matthew 6 9,10 (no sickness, no pain and no more death Revelation 21: 3,4; Isaiah 65: 21-25) Visitation for Russ Carter; Friday September 24, 2021 Stricklin King Funeral Home Between 5 - 7 P.M. Zoom Memorial for Russ Carter Saturday September 15, 2021 at 1PM Meeting ID 2775611123 Pass word 589815


Wayne Crommett

Sep 25,2021

Wayne Crommett of Madison, MS passed away peacefully on September 23rd at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He was born August 14, 1940 to Juneeva and John Humphrey Crommett of Clinton, Maine. He joined the United States Air Force on February 15, 1960 and served 26 years, traveling to over 70 countries, and retiring in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Susie Martin Crommett, his children, John Crommett (Melba) of Houston, Texas, and Leigh Ann Dyess (Chad) of Atlanta, Georgia, and his grandchildren, John Riley Crommett and Shelby Crommett of Houston, Texas. Visitation will be on Saturday, September 25th at 1:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with graveside service to follow at 2:00 in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors. A special thank you to Dr. Tammy Young and her staff, the floor nurses at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Dr. Massie Headley, and Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s, MD Anderson Cancer Center Research, or the Wounded Warriors Project.


Sharon S. Smith

Sep 24,2021

Sharon S. Smith was born in Vicksburg, MS on July 28, 1946. She was a graduate of LSU and taught school locally for 30 years before retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents Annie Foster Screws and Douglas Wilson Screws, She is survived by her husband; Sum U. Smith, sister; Gloria Screws (Franklin) Adcock, step children Ruffin (Jill) and Shannon Smith Andersen, nephew Clay (Paige) Adcock, niece; Angela Adcock (Jimmy) Hudson, grandchildren; Simon Smith and Samuel Smith, and numerous great nephews and nieces. Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday September 24th at First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 203 N Washington St, Yazoo City, MS 39194


Maria Reece Reece

Sep 23,2021

Maria Elizabeth Reece, 71, of Benton, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 at her residence. Maria was born April 3, 1950, to the late Lucille and Floyd Frost. She was the baby of the family with five older siblings. She was raised in Benton, MS and graduated from Benton High School. Shortly after graduation, she married the love of her life, Larry Reece. She had one daughter, Kim, and spent most of her days as a homemaker for her family. Maria was a faithful, kind, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family, being involved in all of her daughter’s childhood activities, and planning holiday gatherings. Maria was a good cook and loved to laugh and dance in the kitchen while she prepared meals! For many years, she was the chauffeur of the family, transporting her mother to and from church and driving her daughter and friends to the many school and church functions. Maria was also a godly woman who led both her husband and daughter to Christ. Later in life, when her illnesses limited her, she continued to be an example of grace and love, as one who never complained and laughed easily. She was a member of Scotland Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband; Kenneth Larry Reece, daughter; Kimberly Reece Joiner of Brandon, granddaughter; Kaitlin Nicole Childress of Brandon, MS, sisters; Rosemary Frost Hammett of Lexington, MS, Adean Frost Davis of Louisana, Frances Frost Robertson of Batesville, MS, and Barbara Frost Hiller of Arizona. Maria was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Lucille Davis Frost, and a brother Wallace Kenneth Frost. Service will be conducted at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Thursday, September 23, with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. until the service at 2:00 P.M. Rev Glen Allen will officiate.


Priscilla Carter Williams

Sep 22,2021

Priscilla Carter Williams of Yazoo City could be found in the crop fields and mud races in her early days. After losing her late husband, MD “Sonny” Carter Jr, in a racing accident in 1982, Prissy took on the grandmother duties in 1984 when the first grandchild was born. Prissy pursued every opportunity to follow the grandchildren in all their sports activities. Prissy was the best fan and rarely missed a game. Prissy was an adventurous person that could always be found on the move. She loved hunting, fishing, and any hobby that involved the great outdoors. She also instilled the love for these items in every family member that was willing to learn. Prissy was even a hunting guide at one point in her hunting career. With a combined love for sports and outdoors, Prissy picked up the game of golf in her later years. These are the years that she talked about the most. Prissy made many lifelong friends while involving herself with the game of golf, and everyone should know how she cherished each moment. Prissy and her survived husband, Carl “Stud” Williams, lived for sunshine and golf. Each surviving family member has a story as to how this wise mother, grandmother, and great grandmother taught valuable life lessons for the betterment of our futures. Priscilla Carter Williams loved hard and never let family slip and it go unnoticed. Graveside service will be conducted in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City Wednesday September 22nd at 3:00 P.M. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Survived by Husband- Carl Williams and “Hank the Dog” of Yazoo City, Daughter- Renee Carter of Yazoo City, Brother- PL Jr and Katie Dew of Eden, Grandchildren- Michael and Neely Berry, Austin and Courtney Berry of Madison, Great Grandchildren- Huntley, Brantley, Bowen, and Brynnley Berry of Madison


Robert MIcheal Ellzey, Jr

Sep 20,2021

Robert Micheal Ellzey , 43, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Sunday September 12, 2021. He was a Foreman and Operator employed with Diveney Construction Company. Survivors include his wife, Jamie Ellzey, son; Peyton Ellzey, father; MIke Ellzey, mother; Anna Ellzey, sister; Sha (Phillip) Whitworth, nephews; Barrett & Perry Whirworth,and a niece; Annale Whitworth. Rob was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Dick & Dot Ellzey, maternal grandparents Steve & Doris Litwin and a cousin Will Ellzey. Memorial services wil be Monday September 20th at Stricklin King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. service. Rev. Tad Duggan will officiate. In Lieu of Flowers the family request memorials to be made to MIssions of Hope MInistries, 14970 Mission Rd, Mobile, AL 36608 or Teen Challenge.


Zolan Leon Uthoff

Sep 18,2021

Zolan Leon UTHOFF, 74, passed away on Sept. 8, 2021 at the Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Funeral services will be held on Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Stricklin King Funeral Home chapel with visitation being held an hour prior to service time. Burial will follow at Fletchers Chapel Cemetery in Yazoo County. LEON was born on March 31, 1947 in Charter Oak, Missouri to Thomas and Stella UTHOFF. He was a Baptist and pipefitter in construction work. He was preceded in death by his wife, Paula Ketchum UTHOFF. Survivors include sons, Zolan Uthoff, Jr., of California, William UTHOFF, and Thomas UTHOFF, both of Florence daughter, Karen Hall of Richland; brother, Wesley UTHOFF of Bentonia; sister, Sue Sumerall of Morton; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.


Mary Lou Moore

Sep 11,2021

Mary “Lou” White Moore, 91, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday September 9, 2021 at The Martha Coker Green House Homes. She was born July 23, 1930 to W.L. and Martha White of Holly Bluff, MS. She is survived by her son; Walter “Bo” (Jimmie) Moore of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Misty Willingham. Mary Moore, Beth Tarver, Karen Dowe, Tim Singleton, and Rana Hood, 19 great grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and her brother Robert White. Lou was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years Travis “Red” Moore, her daughter; Kathy Moore Berry and son; William “Buddy” Moore. Visitation will be held Saturday September 11th beginning at 10:00 A. M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lewis Kalil officiating. Serving as pall bearers are; Tim Singleton, Rodney Willingham, Daniel Tarver, Jack Dowe, III, William Dowe, and Thomas Dowe. Serving as honorary pallbearers are; Dan Tarver, Jack Dowe, D’Ray Harris Donte Harris, Reece Singleton, and Iasiah Harris.


Charles Lewis "Peas" Graeber, Jr.

Sep 11,2021

Charles Lewis Graeber, Jr. (“Peas”), a life-long resident of Yazoo City, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, September 9, 2021, after a lengthy illness with kidney and heart failure. Born on February 9, 1942, in Yazoo City, MS, to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie and Guendaline Graeber, the third of four children, and growing up in Yazoo City, he attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and Yazoo City High School, from which he graduated in 1960. While in high school he excelled in basketball, baseball, and golf. After attending the University of Mississippi, playing on the Ole Miss golf team, and serving as a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity (and graduating from the University in 1964), he went on to serve in the National Guard. He eventually married his wife of 52 years, Deen Barrier, with whom he had four children and five grandchildren. Peas served as a stockbroker in Jackson for Thomson McKinnon for several years, and as a farmer and local business owner in the Yazoo area for over thirty years. Peas loved playing golf and tennis throughout the years, winning the Yazoo Country Club Golf Tournament three years in a row. For several years Peas coached Little League and All-Star boys’ baseball teams. He was a past President of the Yazoo Country Club, grew up as a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and was baptized into and a member of First Presbyterian Church since 1987 (and a deacon and choir member there for numerous years). He loved his children and grandchildren, who brought him such delight, as well as his friends and church family, besides being intensely interested in anything having to do with World War II and the war planes employed during it. Finally, he had a real compassion and tender heart for animals, especially his two dogs Sam and Tee. Peas is survived by his wife Deen Barrier Graeber, sons Charles Lewis Graeber, III (‘Chad’), Jerry Barrier Graeber (Catherine), Benjamin Deen Graeber (“B”), and daughter Guendaline Crisler Graeber Knotts (Anthony), grandchildren Deen Finch Knotts, Jerry Barrier Graeber, Jr., Eliana Crisler Knotts, Lewis McGuffee Knotts, and Callie Graeber Knotts, sisters Guendaline Graeber Whitehead Broyles and Ann Graeber Mears, and brother Lonnie Graeber. The family would like to thank his home therapy caregivers Tim Trammell and Kaley Carpenter as well as all of the dedicated workers at the dialysis unit in Yazoo City. The funeral service will be Saturday, September 11, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City, at 3:00 p.m., followed immediately by graveside in Glenwood Cemetery. The Reverend Charlie Wingard will officiate the service. Memorials may be sent to the Mississippi Heart Association and Kidney Foundation as well as to the Animal Rescue League.


Bobby Lee Bentley

Sep 08,2021

Bobby Lee Bently, 74, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at The Mississippi Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. He was in the Farming Industry and was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Linda Griffing Bentley, sons; William Todd Bentley and Michael Scott Bentley both of Southhaven. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; William Lee and Cora Gray Ward Bentley. Visitation and services will be Wednesday September 8th at Stricklin King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. until the service at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Dover Cemetery with Rev. Byron Pickering, Rev. Richard Jennings, and Rev. Robert Clark officiating. Serving as pallbearers are; Drew Beith, Steve Cheatham, Richard Jennings, Roger Jones, Chic King, and Lee Mills Serving as honorary pall bearers are; Herbert Bond, Mark Guion, Tim Manor, and Pat Rush.


Aubrey Johnston

Sep 07,2021

Aubrey Johnston. 78, of Benton passed away Saturday September 4, 2021 at his residence. A Building Contractor, he was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and was a Veteran of The U. S. Army. Survivors include his wife; Paula Busby Johnston, son; Joseph (Sandy) Johnston, Jr. of Batesville, daughter; Phyllis (Mike) Parks of Brandon, grandchildren; Kayla (Jonathan) Rineheart, Michael Armstrong, Samantha (Ron) Haggard, William (Abi) Johnston, great grandchildren; Carson Rineheart, Jaxon Rineheart, Frankie Haggard, Harrison Haggard, Elizabeth Haggard, and Bailey Johnston, and a sister; Linda Wright of Benton.3 Aubrey was preceded in death by his parents; William Henry & Myra Dale Jones Johnston, brothers; William, Herbert, Milton and Jean Johnston, sisters Katherine Dunson & Mildred Ward, and a son-in-law; Shannon Irby. Visitation & Services will be Tuesday September 7th at Bethlehem Baptist Church with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. until the services at 12:00 P.M. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home, internment will follow in the Bull Cemetery on Highway 16E. Rev. Witt Holmes and Rev. Bryan Able will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are; Michael Armstrong, William Johnston, Jonathan Rineheart, Justin Todd, Tim Rineheart and Mike Parks. Serving as honorary pall bearers are Kayla Rineheart, Samantha Haggard, Carson Rineheart. Jaxon Rineheart, Frankie Haggard, Dakota Todd, and Drake Todd.


Jessie V Germany, Jr.

Sep 01,2021

Jesse V, Germany, Jr., 54 of Yazoo City passed away Friday August 27, 2021 at Alligence Specialty Hospital in Greenville. A handyman at Little Yazoo Grocery for many years he was of the Pentecostal Faith . Survivors include his sister; Mary Germany of Jacksonville, AR, and his brothers Bobby Germany and Earl Germany both of Yazoo City. Visitation will be Wednesday September 1st at Stricklin King Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. with graveside services at 11:00 A.M. in Concord Baptist Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev. Matt Clark will officiate.


Hazel W. Johnston

Sep 01,2021

Hazel Estelle Ward Johnston died at home on Sunday, August 29. She was born in Eden, Miss., on Oct. 22, 1927, and lived most of her life in Yazoo City. She married James Johnston in 1945, and they were married for 67 years, until his death in 2012. Mrs. Johnston was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City, where she had been a Sunday school teacher. She worked for the Mississippi State Department of Welfare for 30 years, retiring in 1992. She was also an avid gardener and was known to carry a shovel in the trunk of her car to dig up and transplant wildflowers. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Johnston. She is survived by two children – Travis Johnston of Eden, Miss., and Cheryl Matthews of Little Rock, Ark. – five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Ernestine Byrd of Madison, Miss. There will be a graveside service at Glenwood Cemetery on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m.


Hazel Burton

Aug 25,2021

Hazel Burton, 93, of Flora passed away at her residence in Flora Saturday August 21, 2021. Of The Baptist Faith she was previously employed at E & W Manufacturing Co. Survivors include her daughters; Rita Hardacre and Jean Poore both of Flora, 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, brothers; Paul Hopson and Melvin Hopson both of Flora. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband Leon Burton. Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City will be conducted Wednesday August 25, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. in Dover cemetery in Yazoo County.


Kenneth Kiger

Aug 23,2021

Kenneth Kiger, 55, of Yazoo City passed away Wednesday August 18, 2021, at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was a Law Enforcement Officer at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Lexington. Survivors include his wife; Chasity B. Kiger, sons; Shawn Kiger of Yazoo City, and Brandon Kiger of D’Iberville, stepsons; Corey Harber, and Michael Harber, both of Yazoo City, grandsons, Brian Kiger, Phillip Harber, Gabriel Harber, and Logan McDaniel. Visitation will Be Monday August 23rd 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. followed by his memorial service at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home.


Jeanelle Thomas Fratesi

Aug 23,2021

Jeanelle Patton Thomas Fratesi entered her heavenly home on August 17, 2021, at Restoration Senior Living, Covington, Louisiana. She was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi, on December 13, 1928 to William Loyd Patton and Allie Girsel Boyd Patton. Jeanelle was the beloved wife of Hudson George Thomas for 50 years and Johnnie Fratesi for 7 years. She was the loving mother of Lanie Thomas Roberts, Hudson Loyd Thomas, and Judy Thomas Mayfield. Jeanelle was the proud grandmother of Jennifer Roberts Bradley, David Eugene Roberts, Kelley Thomas Bates, Bryan Hudson Thomas, Jared Thomas Mayfield, and Leigh Anne Mayfield. Jeanelle was the great grandmother of Anna Bradley, Lauren Bradley, Drew Bradley, Kate Bradley, Micheal Bradley, Will Bradley, Jack Roberts, Jude Roberts, Kelsey Roberts, Allie Grace Bates, John Hudson Bates, Rivers Mayfield, Piper Mayfield, Emma Purviance, Paisley Purviance, and Pierce Hudson Thomas. Jeanelle was the sister of William Loyd Patton and Shirley Patton Murphree. Jeanelle was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brothers, sister, son, and granddaughter (Kelley Thomas Bates). Pallbearers are David E. Roberts, Jared Mayfield, Bryan Thomas, Jack Roberts, Drew Bradley, and Jude Roberts. Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral at Stricklin-King Funeral Home, 718 Calhoun Avenue, Yazoo City, Mississippi, on August 23, 2021, at 11:00 AM with visitation from 10:00 AM until service time. Interment will follow the service at Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City, Mississippi.


Judge Edward G. Cortright, Jr

Aug 21,2021

THE HONORABLE EDWARD G. CORTRIGHT, JR. was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi on December 20, 1926 and died on August 11, 2021. He lived in Yazoo City until 2006 when he moved to St. Catherine’s Village in Madison, Mississippi and lived there until his death. On completion of high school he attended Virginia Military Institute for a year and then served in the United States Army Air Corp. Subsequently he attained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi and a law degree at the University of Virginia. Judge Cortright engaged in the general practice of law in Yazoo City for 18 years. During that time he served as a Yazoo City alderman from 1957 to 1961. In 1970 he was elected as a chancery judge of the 11th Chancery Court District of Mississippi. He remained in that position without opposition until his retirement in 1997. Following retirement he served as a senior status judge for a number of years. Judge Cortright served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Rules for the Supreme Court of Mississippi for 14 years (1983-1997). He served as chairman of the Mississippi Conference of Chancery Judges and through the Mississippi Judicial College vigorously supported the promotion of judicial education for judges. He was a Bencher in the Charles Clark Inn of Court. Judge Cortright was an active member of First Methodist Church in Yazoo City until 1999 when he was confirmed as a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Yazoo City. During his lifetime Judge Cortright was active in his community. He was a Free and Accepted Mason for 65 years and served as Master of his lodge. After retirement he was active in the Red Cross relief efforts and served as chairman of the Disaster Committee. Judge Cortright was married to Mary Ann Holmes Cortright for 68 years. They have three children: Elsie Hendrickson of Madison, MS, Mary Nell Prichard (Jo G) of Jackson, MS and Ed Cortright of Asheville, NC. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Daniel Hendrickson (Kathryn), David Prichard (Bridgette), Sara Hendrickson and Emily Cortright as well as five great grandchildren. He also had two step grandchildren: Gibson Prichard (JoDee) and Graham Prichard and four step great grandchildren. Graveside service will be Saturday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials Trinity Church, 323 N Main St, Yazoo City, MS 39194


Bettye Lou Clark Durham

Aug 20,2021

Mrs. Bettye Lou Clark Durham 67 passed away peaceful August 18, 2021, surrounded by her family. Graveside services are August 20, 2021, at Glenwood Cemetery with Graveside visitation at 10:30am services at 11:00 am and arrangements are being handled by Stricklin King Funeral Home. Bettye Lou Durham was a retired registered nurse and spent her life caring and helping and loving on others in their time of need. She cared for her family and friends deeply and she has always held a special place in her heart for both of her granddaughters. She will be deeply missed by those who loved her. Bettye Lou Durham is preceded in death by her husband Hugh Durham and her father Joe F. Clark Jr., mother Betty H Clark. Bettye Lou is survived by her daughter Shannon (T.D) Havens her two granddaughters Danyale Havens and Hanna Clark Havens. Bettye Lou is also survived by her brother Joe F. Clark III of Walnut Grove, Ms. and Robert (Lee Ann) Clark of Chapel Hill, NC. Thanks to Baptist Home Health and Baptist Hospice for their care and support In Lieu of Flowers family ask Memorials be made to the charity of your choice


Billy Ray Eldridge

Aug 17,2021

Billy Ray Eldridge, 70, died Thursday, August 13th at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson . Services will be held Tuesday August 17th with visitation beginning at 9:30 A.M. and funeral service starting at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home. The funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Jesse Byrd. Mr Eldridge was born May 10, 1951 to Griffin and Peggy Eldridge. He was a welder and a member of Midway Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister in law Janice Eldridge. Survivors include his wife Debra Eldridge. 2 sons, Darryl (Kim) Eldridge of Yazoo City and Billy Joe (Jesse) of Southaven. 1 daughter, Jenny (Patrick) Eldridge of Benton. 2 brothers, Danny (Beverly) Eldridge of McComb and Larry (Ruth) Eldridge of Benton. 2 sisters, Jo (Maurice) Holloway of Yazoo City and Lori (Curtis) Haven of Holden, LA. 8 Grandchildren, Jared Hopkins, Brittany Eldridge, Preston Eldridge, Haley Aguilar, Grayson Eldridge, Beth Ann Eldridge, PD White and Braelee Eldridge. 1 Great Grandchild Maddie Eldridge. Pall Bearers are Johnny Stricklin, Mike Haven, Matt Haven, Chris Haven, Grayson Eldridge, Lee Thrasher and Frankie Davis


Dorothy Earline Hogue

Aug 16,2021

Dorothy Earline Hogue, 93, of Yazoo City, MS passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Merit Health Central Hospital, Jackson, MS. Visitation will be on Monday, August 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Midway Methodist Church with graveside services immediately following at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Matthew Hall officiating at Midway Methodist Church Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Mrs. Hogue was born October 8, 1927, in Crystal Springs, MS to the late M. J. Berch and Arlena Hughes Berch. Mrs. Hogue graduated from Crystal Springs High School, Crystal Springs, MS. She pursued a nursing degree from Mercy Hospital, Vicksburg, MS. She was a member of Midway Methodist Church having served in many capacities. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alfred B. “Happy” Hogue, sisters, Faye Moore, Elise Williamson, Jane Mitchell, and Sarah Travis; and brothers, Robert Berch and Curtis Berch. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Terry) Whitten; sons, John (Helen) Hogue and James Hogue; brothers, Frank Berch, Udell Berch, John Berch and Larry Berch; grandchildren, Brian (Teresa) Whitten, Ashley (Buddy) Wyers, John A. “Jay” (Megan) Hogue, Nicole Hogue, Marvin Joseph “Joey” Hogue, Angelia (Mark) Langford, Chad (Jordan) Hogue and Kenna (Philip) Nettles, 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren and special care giver Ellen Clark. Pallbearers will be Terry Whitten, Brian Whitten, John A. “Jay” Hogue, Marvin Joseph “Joey” Hogue, Mark Langford, and Philip Nettles. Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Wyers, Chad Hogue and Chase Hester. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Midway Methodist Church.


Garnett Covert Harris

Aug 13,2021

Garnett Covert Harris, age 80, passed away on, Wednesday August 11, 2021, in the City of Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi. Garnett was born on Dec. 16th, 1940 in Midnight, Ms. to Joseph Covert (J.C.) and Mildred Perry Harris. He attended elementary and middle school in Silver City, Ms. and later attended high school at Belzoni High School where he drove the school bus for his community. He also took great pleasure playing on the school basketball team. Growing up and working in their family grocery store inspired Garnett to make a lifelong career of the grocery business. After graduating high school, Garnett married his high school sweetheart Carol Mohamed and they moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to help his uncle in an existing grocery business which Garnett eventually bought and operated until 1986 at which time Garnett returned to his roots in Benton, Ms. to work with his parents in the family cattle business. He also returned to the grocery business by working for the Helton Family Grocery in Yazoo City, Ms. While employed here he met and married Betty Love Autry on Sept. 22nd, 1992. After 25 years with the Helton family grocery, Garnett retired and moved to Brandon, Ms. He enjoyed traveling with friends and family attending church rallies. He attended the North Brandon Church of Christ where he was a faithful member. Some of Garnett’s favorite past times were playing rook with his friends, watching old western movies, and cheering on the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Services will be Friday August 13th at The Brandon Church of Christ at 2:00 P.M., Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Danny Manual will officiate. The family has entrusted Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Tommy Joe (TJ) Harris, his son Johnny (B.A.) Aldridge, and Grandson Stephen Aldridge. Garnett is survived by his wife of 29 years, Betty Love Harris, of Brandon, Ms., his daughters Mary Elizabeth Harris Campbell (Rick) of Madison, Ms., Amy Joy Harris Hawkins (Jerry) of Indianola, Ms., Robin Aldridge Clark of Bentonville, Ark., Allyson Autry of Bentonville, Ark., son Cliff Aldridge (Dana) of Teoc, Ms., daughter-in-law Trish Aldridge of Benton, Ms. Grandchildren: Elizabeth Campbell Lishman (Christopher), Richard Campbell, Matthew Campbell (Mary Catherine), Lee White (Tanya), Carol Ann Nelson, Gray Hawkins, Jake Hawkins, Chris Clark (Jennifer), Brian Clark (Amber), Kayla Aldridge Ashley (D.L), Kaleigh Aldridge McKenzie (Jacob), Kristen McCoy (Chris). There are also 19 Great Grandchildren. Pallbearers: Grandsons, Richard Campbell, Matthew Campbell, Gray Hawkins, Jake Hawkins, Chris Clark, and Brian Clark Honorary Pallbearers: Toby Cook, Carlos Robinson, Tommy Knight, Doug Blackwell, Jerry Moorehead, Rick Campbell. * The family requests that in lieu of flowers, any memorials in his memory be made to: Magnolia Messenger P.O. Box 1578 Kosciusko, Ms. 39090 or Pinevale Children’s Home 1872 County Rd. 700 Corinth, Ms. 38834


Larry Dean Adams

Aug 12,2021

Larry Dean Adams, 65, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Larry was born on August 10, 1955, to the late Dean Harrold Adams and the late Mary Emma Phillips Adams. Larry retired from the Yazoo City Police Department after 23 years of exceptional leadership and devoted service as a head dispatcher. Following his retirement, he worked at Simmons Catfish and Deviney Construction. He continued to actively serve the members of the Yazoo Community by joining the D3 Yazoo County Volunteer Fire Department. He received the Volunteer Fire Fighter of the Year award in 2020. The lifelong Yazoo City native is well-known for his desire and willingness to serve others. He was a part of school concessions over many years, he volunteered his time to assist the church Men’s Club and was an all-around handy man. He assisted with cooking at the Yazoo County Fair annually. He enjoyed following his son’s sporting events and watching his daughter cheer during their school years. Hobbies included golfing with friends, hunting and gardening. His loving compassion was shown by the time spent with his grandchildren. Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Janet Kay Wever Adams of Yazoo City, son Chris Adams (Del) of Madison, MS and daughter Heather Adams Ledbetter (Hunter) Bentonia, MS. He was the proud grandfather of Tanner (11), Finley (9), Hap (9), Tate (6) and Pace (1). Larry is also survived by a host of cousins and extended family who always held a special place in his heart. Visitation will be from 12:00 - 1:00pm on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at First United Methodist Church Yazoo City, MS. Funeral will be immediately following visitation at 1:00pm. For the safety of our friends and family, masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged. Rev. Lauren Porter will officiate the service ,under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home Pallbearers will be Edwin Andrews, Stuart Bass, Lee Hood, David Parker, Richard Pickens, Scoot Stubblefield, Jack Willingham, and Jay Willingham. All remaining members of the D3 Volunteer Fire Department in Yazoo City will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the District 3 Volunteer Fire Department at P.O. 393 Yazoo City, MS 39194 or to First United Methodist Church at 203 N. Washington Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194.


Johnny Woodrow Gann

Aug 06,2021

Johnny Woodrow Gann passed away on July 6, 2021 . Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on August 6, 2021 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Mississippi, with a memorial service to celebrate the life of Johnny to follow at 11:00 a.m. Johnny was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas on February 19, 1988 where he lived for a few years until his mother and father relocated to Richland, Mississippi. Thereafter, in 2004 his father, Terry Gann, and Johnny relocated to Bentonia, Mississippi where Johnny attended Yazoo County High School. Johnny’s residence was Yazoo County, Mississippi until the date of his death. Johnny was the son of Terry Gann, interim Chief Deputy of the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Office and Tonya Renee Richards. Johnny was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Alfred Lee Richards and Virgie Mary Richards. He is survived by his father Terry Lee Gann (Lindsey) of Canton, Mississippi, his mother Tonya Renee Richards, his sons Jack Weston Hewitt (Chelsea Hewitt),and Damien Lee Corbell, his daughter Lucy Lee Knight (LeeAnn Knight), his two sisters Shelby Lynn Gann and Erika Avery Gann, step sister ; Ryan McGee, his three brothers, Cody Joe Criddle, Jerry Lee Criddle, and Dustin Lee Allen Gann as well as a multitude of aunts, uncles and cousins, all of which loved Johnny very much. Johnny was an avid outdoorsman who thoroughly enjoyed riding bulls, horses, fishing and mud riding in Arkansas with his family. He was always quick with a smile, goofy in an endearing way and made everyone who knew him laugh just by being himself. His motto was “Lift & Squeeze” from his bull riding days. He will be greatly missed and always loved by all that knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Association.


Thomas Harold Tyson, Jr.

Aug 03,2021

Thomas Harold Tyson, Jr. Age 52 went peacefully to his heavenly home on July 31, 2021 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his wife and friends. Thomas is the son of the late Thomas Harold Tyson, Sr. and Doris Irene Blakemore Tyson. He is survived by his loving wife, Julee Sartin Tyson, two sons, Michael Wayne Tyson and John Michael Duell, two daughters, Marlee Grace Duell and Kendra Mari Tyson, Grandson, Levi Graham Duell, and a sister, Pat Foster. Thomas honorably served in the United States Air Force as a Munitions System Technician in his early career. He was proud to serve his country. He was a Field Technician at MS AG Corporation until he was no longer able to work. Visitation will be Monday, August 2nd from 5-7 and services will begin at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 3rd at Stricklin King Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery. Rev. Lee Faler will officiate


Melba Jean May Sconyers

Aug 02,2021

Melba Jean May Sconyers, 88, passed away July 30, 2021 at the Martha Coker Green Houses. Mrs, Sconyers was a member of Parkview Church of God in Yazoo City. She was a teller at Delta National Bank for many years. Mrs. Sconyers is survived by daughters; Patty Brown of Hattiesburg, Donna Cascio (Mike) of Yazoo City, Wanda Dunlap (Randy) of Flora, and Deborah Sumerall of Pearl, Granddaughter; Jeania Mathews, Heather Gilder, Shannon Myers, and Ashley Prine, and Grandsons; Jamie Cascio, Matthew Dunlap, and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents L.J. May and Johnnie Frances Woods, husband Edgar Paul Sconyers, and granddaughter Misty Dawn Sumerall. Services for Mrs. Sconyers will be Monday August 2, 2021 at 11:00 at Stricklin King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 prior to the service. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate the service.


Frances Louize Harrison

Jul 31,2021

France Louize Harrison, 83, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Thursday, July 29, 2021. She was a homemaker and a member of Short Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include her son; Carl Harrison of Yazoo City, sister; Barbara Allen of Yazoo City and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; Billy Harrison, and a son Brent Harrison. Frances volunteered assisting residents at nursing homes and enjoyed pottery, quilting, and poetry. Visitation will be Saturday 9:00 – 10:00 A. M. at Short Creek Baptist Church.with services to follow at 10:00 A.M. Rev. Barry Ward will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are; David Parker, Steve Ray, Kent Myrick, Cliff Parker, Michael Powell, and Larry Edmonds.


Bobby C. "Chuck" Tyer

Jul 28,2021

Bobby C. “Chuck” Tyer, 65, of Bentonia passed away at his residence Saturday July 24, 2021. He was employed as a Barge Captain for Diamond Offshore and was a member of Central Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughter; Collynne Tyer of Pensacola, FL, son; Howard (Jamie) Vadevere of San Antonio, TX, grandchildren Tanner, Palmer, and Reese, great grandson; Banks, brothers; Mike Tyer of Yazoo City, Danny Tyer of Bentonia, and William Tyer of Bentonia and a sister Debbie Tyer of Yazoo City. Visitation will be Wednesday July 28th at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. in Central Holmes Cemetery. Rev. Scotty Smith will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are; Cody Tyer, Cameron Tyer, Hayden Tyer, Jeremy Warrington, Cody Warrington, and Gary Warrington. In Lieu of flowers the family request memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.


Carolyn Leverett

Jul 22,2021

Evielee “Carolyn” Leverett, 89, Peacefully passed away on the morning of July 21, 2021, at Martha Coker Green House Homes. She was born March 19, 1932 to Willie and Clara Blackwell. Carolyn was the youngest of five siblings all raised by their mother, as her father passed away when she was only three months old. Carolyn grew up in Holly Bluff, MS where she met and fell in love with her late husband of 37 years, T. J. Leverett, Together they raised four children, Theresa, Virginia, Terry, and Todd. She was a librarian at Holly Bluff Consolidated School and also drove the school bus for many years. She was also a substitute Teacher at Bentonia Gibbs for several years before retiring. Carolyn was laid to rest at 11:00 A.M. On July 22nd next to her husband in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. She will be truly be missed. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband; T.J. Leverett and oldest daughter Theresa Ables. She is survived by her daughter Virginia and Sodie Hearn, and two sons Terry and Chriss Leverett and Todd and Misty Leverett, 8 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.


James Lewis Vickers, Sr

Jul 20,2021

James Lewis Vickers, Sr., 81, of Eden passed away on July 16, 2021 at home surrounded by family. Just out of high school, James worked for The Coca Cola Bottling Works for 7 years. He went on to become the farm manager for Equen Plantation. From there, he followed his father’s footsteps and became a master carpenter making custom woodwork, cabinetry & furniture before joining Yazoo County Schools where he retired in 2002 after completing 17 years of service. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking, cooking, gardening and spending time outdoors. He was a jack of all trades and loved to share his knowledge with those around him, but to anyone who knew him it was clear that his family brought him his greatest joy and deepest sense of pride. In 1973, James moved his family to Eden, MS where he was a member of Eden Baptist Church for many years. James was a member of the 31st Dixie Division, Army National Guard from 1957-1965. James was preceded in death by his parents Joe Henry Vickers and Ruby Lee Aldridge, brother Sam Hilliard Vickers and sister Josephine Gullett. James is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Shirley, four children: Debbie (Kevin) Rhodes, Cindy (Fred) Wallace, Jimmy (Karen) Vickers and Carolyn (Joey) Stevens, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Monday, July 19th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held at The Church at Shiloh Cemetery at 2394 Shiloh Road, Pelahatchie, MS on Tuesday, July 20th at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Joey Bennett officiating. Serving as pallbearers are; Brian Rhodes, Patrick Rhodes, Chris Shelton, James L. Vickers, III and Cooper Stevens. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Sunny Meadows Safe Haven for Pets at http://sunnymeadows.org or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at http://stjude.org.


Margaret Phillips Manor

Jul 19,2021

Margaret Phillips Manor, 79, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Thursday July 15, 2021. She was born February 23, 1942, in Isola, MS to the late Melvin Vernon Phillips and Ethel Pace Phillips. She grew up in the Wolf Lake Community and graduated from Louise High School. Margaret was a Homemaker and enjoyed sewing, cooking, and gardening. She was a member of Melrose Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Hugh Franklin Manor of Yazoo City, three children: Sharon Riddle (Craig) of Madison, Tina Manor (Eric) of Kingwood, TX, and Steven Manor of Ridgeland. She is Also survived by her brother; William Phillips (Patsy) of Brandon and longtime friend Barbara Logan of Yazoo City and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers; Vernon Phillips and James Edward Phillips, sisters; Mary Emma Adams and Etta Mae Barnett. Visitation will be Monday July 19th from 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home with service to follow and burial will be at Fletcher’s Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jason Zebert will officiate.


John R Lewis

Jul 19,2021

John R. Lewis, 58, of Flora passed away at his residence Thursday July 15, 2021. He was Office Manager for W. S. “Red” Hancock Oil Field Construction in Bentonia and of The Methodist Faith. Survivors include his siblings Stevie and Liz Lewis of Flora with their children; Jana Comeaux, Christa LaRochelle, Paige Luckett, Mel Lewis, and Graysen Lewis, Pattye and Tommy Dunlap pf Clinton with their children; Travis Dunlap and Peyton Dunlap, Frank and Georgia Johnson of Bentonia with their children; Jarett Johnson and Steven “Pudd” Johnson, Allen and Celeste McGregor of Ridgeland with their children; Allen McGregor and John Robert McGregor. Visitation and funeral services will be at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Monday, July 19th with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. until the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in The Flora City Cemetery. Rev. Scott Carter will officiate. John’s nephews will serve as pallbearers. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers are; Elton Richardson, Al Lunsford, Lacy Cohea, and Keith Simmons. In Lieu of flowers the family request memorial to Bentonia United Methodist Church


James "Jim" Curtis Farrish, Sr.

Jul 17,2021

James C. Farrish, 92 of Yazoo City passed away at Pear Orchard Hospice Ministries, Wednesday July 14, 2021. Visitation will be from 12:30-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 17th at Stricklin-King Home in Yazoo City, followed by a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Jim was born January 2, 1929 to Fred and Essie Farrish and grew up in Greenwood, MS. He married the love of his life on December 24th, 1950. He was truly blessed to be with her for 69 years of marriage. He served in the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant and was stationed in Antigo, Wisconsin. He began farming in 1952 and managed Twist and Peaster Farms. He and Mrs. Martha loved their family well and greatly enjoyed gardening and putting up corn every year. Their true happiness was always found in being with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He fully retired as Farm Manager at the age of 84 for the Peaster family and was a member of First Baptist Church of Yazoo City. Survivors include his daughter, Cathy F. Ridings (Steve) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; his son, Rev. James C Farrish, Jr. (Laurie) of Terry, MS. He leaves behind 3 grandchildren: Mitzi Saint Sing (Brett) of Clinton, MS; Andrew S. Ridings (Valerie) of Des Moines, IA; Victoria Reeves (Jamie) of Clinton, MS; six great-grandchildren: Layni Saint Sing, Keaton Reeves, Embree Reeves, Tyler Saint Sing, Emslie Ridings, Isabelle Ridings; his sister, Jo Ann Prewitt; one niece, nephews and great nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Martha Farrish; daughter, Lynn Farrish and brother, Robert Farrish. Serving as pallbearers are; Brett Saint-Sing, Jamie Reeves, Keaton Reeves. Mark McKenzie, Clarence Nelson, and Taz Ketchum


Ramona Jean Ellis

Jul 17,2021

Ramona Jean Woods Ellis,90, of Benton, MS, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021 as a result of long term illness. Visitation will be held at 10:00 on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home followed by an 11:00 funeral service. Charles Moore will be officiating. Burial will follow the funeral at Benton Baptist Church Cemetery. Ramona Jean was born in Attala County, MS on February 13, 1931. She graduated from Benton High School in 1949. Ramona Jean was married to Rayford Leroy “Brother” Ellis on June 9, 1949. They were married 50 years. Ramona Jean worked as a secretary and book keeper at Benton Academy. She enjoyed cooking, cake decorating, and painting. She was also a member of the Yazoo Art Association. Ramona Jean is survived by her daughter, Gail Ellis Conner, son, Kevin Ellis, and son-in-law, Larry Conner, Grandchildren- Jason (Kara) Conner, Adrienne (Robert) Cassady, George (Lindsay) Conner, Kayla Ellis, James (Tosha) Ellis, 11 great grandchildren, and other family and friends. Ramona Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Rayford Leroy “Brother” Ellis and her son Lee Ellis. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be given to Benton Baptist Church.


Addie E. Camp

Jul 17,2021

Addie E. Camp, 77, of Yazoo City, passed away Saturday July 17, 2021 at Baptist Medical Center – Yazoo. A Homemaker she was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her son; Donnie Camp of San Diego, CA, and a daughter; Mary Powell of Yazoo City, 2 grand children, 8 great grandchildren, and a brother Jon Adams of Byram. Family will hold a memorial service at a later date.


Wanda K. Arender

Jul 15,2021

Wanda K. Arender, 92, of Satartia past away Sunday July 11, 2021 at Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Employed with the U S Post Office in Satartia she was a member of Satartia Baptist Church. Survivors include her son; Jack (Vickey) of Bentonia, grandchildren; Amy Foster, Amanda Scott, J. J. Arender, and Michelle Warrington, 11 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, and her brother Kenneth Kress of Lakeford, CA. Mrs. Arender was preceded in death by her husband Jumon Arender. Visitation will be Thursday July 15th 12:00 – 1:30 P.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home In Yazoo City followed by graveside services at 2:00 P.M. in Mt Olivet Cemetery on Highway 433 West in Yazoo County with Rev. Sam Liddel officiating. Serving as pallbearers are; Jack Arender, Allen Foster, Jeremy Warrington, Bill Arender, Alexis Arender, and Phillip Arender.


Daisy Mae Johnston

Jul 14,2021

Daisy Mae Johnston went home to Jesus on July 12, 2021 at the age of 93 at her daughters home after a brief illness. She was affectionately know as Mae-Mae by family and friends. Mae was born to Edward Andrew and Mattie Leona Ingram Sudduth on October 5, 1927 in Sunflower county, Mississippi. She was the second of five children. Mae met her husband, Cecil, in Drew, MS. They married March 30, 1945. They were blessed with four children, Carol Jean, Wesley, Judy and Neil. She was a native of Sunflower County but spent most of her life in Leflore County. She was a retired seamstress and homemaker. In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother, Mae enjoyed providing her family with food from her garden, sewing clothes for her family, and playing with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Throughout her entire life she held an unwavering faith in God which she shared with those who surrounded her. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Itta Bena, Ms. She is predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Cecil C. Johnston, one son George Wesley Johnston, two brothers Edward and Jessie Sudduth, two sisters Dell Armstrong and Mattie Higginbotham. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Jean (Larry) Bennett of Itta Bena, MS and Judy Leach of Greenbrier, AR and one son, Neil (Elizabeth) Johnston of Vilonia, AR and a special daughter, Priscilla Smith of Silver City, MS Her eight grandchildren, Lori (Brian) Wilson, Laura (Stephen) Jennings, Missie Leach, Wesley Johnston, Caleb Johnston, Cole Johnston, Conner Johnston and Jax Johnston. Her five great grandchildren, Jennifer Wilson, Lindsay (Drew) Rasmussen, Aubrey Anne Wilson, Kaitlyn Leach and Carma Mae Leach. Her two great great grandchildren, Parker Grace Rasmussen and Ryder Rasmussen. She is also survived by two sisters in law Clarine Johnston Throneberry of Collierville, TN and Vera Johnston Griffin of Tunica, MS and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be Wednesday July 14, 2021 at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS. The family will receive friends at 11:00 a.m. with services to follow at 12:00 noon at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, MS. Services will be officiated by Reverend Stan Nowell. Pallbearers will be, Wesley Johnston, Billy Brewer, Drew Rasmussen, Brian Wilson, Andy Leach and Mike Sudduth Honorary Pallbearers will be, Caleb, Cole, Conner, and Jax Johnston, Stephen Jennings, Robert Bennett, Jimmy Bennett, Ricky Banks, Bill Staten, Ken Spencer and Sam Hodge. Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village or charity of choice.


Priscella Martin Smith

Jul 14,2021

Priscilla O’Neal Smith, 80 years old, of Yazoo City, MS went to see the Lord on July 11, 2021. Priscilla was born on November 27, 1940 and raised in Yazoo County. Priscilla lived a full and active life and worked until she was 79 years old. She retired after 25 years of service with Mississippi Chemical Corporation. She was preceded in death by her father, William Cannon O’Neal, her mother, Elizabeth O’Neal, her husband John F. Smith, her sister, Sharon O’neal and brother, Tommy O’neal. Priscilla leaves the following family to cherish her memory; her daughter, Janie Gayle Ward, son, Marty (Angie) Martin; Grandchildren – Bryce Ward; Paden (Nicole) Martin; Weston (Carlye) Martin; and one great grandchild – Hayden Riggs Martin. Her brother, William O’Neal, sister, Lugene Withers and 3 nephews Jason O’Neal, Justin O’Neal, and Quint Withers. Stricklin King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Visitation and graveside services will be Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Stricklin King Funeral Home – 1:00 to 2:30 pm and graveside services following at 3:00 pm at the Flora Cemetery. She was truly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She never met a stranger and had a kind heart for everyone she met.


Kathleen F Harris

Jul 06,2021

Kay Harris, age 83, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, with family by her side. She was born on September 17, 1937, grew up in Dallas, Texas, and spent her adult life in Yazoo County. Kay was married to Bill Harris for 55 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Kathleen Frossard. Kay is survived by her husband, Bill Harris. She is further survived by their 3 children, Lilly Dooley and her husband, David, of Benton; Liza Gorham and her husband, Ashley, of Katy, TX; and Bill Harris, Jr. and his wife, Christy, of Benton. Kay is survived by her 2 sisters and 2 brothers; Ann Pufall and her husband, Peter, of Northampton, MA; Mary Gallegher and her husband, Lenn, of Rockville, MD; Ted Frossard, Jr. of Dallas, TX, and Michael Frossard and his wife, Diane, of Tyler, TX. She is further survived by her 6 grandchildren Dee Dooley, and his wife, Terri; Kathryn Cox and her husband, Hunter; Harris Dooley; Lexi Gorham; Lilli Gorham; and Kyle Harris. Kay had one great granddaughter, Peyton Dooley. Visitation will start at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 8, 2021, with a memorial service immediately following at 11:00 am. Both will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City. A graveside burial for family and friends will be at the family cemetery in Benton following the memorial service under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in memory of Kay Harris. The family wishes to express their appreciation for the sympathy, food, and encouraging words and prayers that have been received.


Kimberly Dawn "Kim" Ragland

Jul 05,2021

Kimberly Dawn “Kim” Ragland, 50, of Vicksburg formerly of Satartia passed away Monday, July 5, 2021 at Mississippi Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Jackson. A Homemaker she was a member of Satartia United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; Chat Ragland, daughter; Emma Rose Ragland, sons; Hastings James Ragland and Hamilton Guy Ragland all of Vicksburg. Kim was preceded in death by her parents; Clayton & Patsy Hastings and a sister Vickie Hastings. Visitation and services will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home Chapel Friday July 9th with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. until the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Tim Howell and Irma Neuel Hart will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Serving as pallbearers are; Benji Ragland, Greg Ragland, Harvey Bozeman, Eric Hayes, Boo Haughton, Jackie Meadowsm Chick King, Mike Abendrath, Toby Melton, and Scoot Stovall.


William Eugene "Gene" Creel

Jun 30,2021

Gene Creel, 93, of The Scotland Community near Bentonia, MS, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 26, 2021. Gene was born in Bentonia October 31, 1927, to Annie Poole Creel and Alex Zander Creel. He graduated from Benton High School and served in the U S Navy during The Korean War. Gene acquired skills while in the Navy "Sea Bees" and became a Land Surveyor,an occupation he enjoyed for over 60 years. He was a faithful member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and loved the Lord with all his heart. Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy "Dottie" MacRonald Creel. Also preceding him in death were his parents, brothers, John, Carlton, and Leroy and a sister, Louise. He is survived by a son; Billy (Joan) Creel of Cartersville, Ga, and daughter; Linda (Tim) Saxton of Bentonia, He is also survived by two grandsons; Steve (Christy) Creel of Ooltewah, TN, and Brian (Amanda) Creel of White, GA, and granddaughter; Amy (Hugh) Biles of Cleveland, MS. His great grandsons are; Brody Biles, Braydon and Jacob Creel, and great granddaughter; Carolyn Creel. His extended family includes George and Buffy Jennings, Saxton and Tanner Graves all of Yazoo City, John Pami, and Ally Powell Howarth of Cleveland, MS. A Celebration of life will be held on Wednesday June 30th at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Yazoo City at 3:00 P.M. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. at the church. Burial will follow in Scotland Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers the family request memorials to Hillcrest Baptist Church or Gideons International. He will be greatly missed.


Lorene Jackson Hawk

Jun 25,2021

Ruby Lorene Jackson Hawk, 91, of the Scotland Community passed away at her residence Saturday June 19, 2021. She worked at E & W Manufacturing Co. for 25 years. Till they closed the company down. She retired from Yazoo Uniform Company, and was a member of Scotland Baptist Church. Survivors include her son William Harrison Hawk, born June 4, 1951, her daughter Mary Helen Hawk Campbell born January 4, 1954, 7 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Pomeroy Hawk, they were married August 5, 1950. Lorene moved to the Scotland Community in 1946, with her family. The day her and Pomeroy got married they both worked till lunch, got married, and went back to work. She was working at Carr's Drug Store. When they married they lived in a small apartment in downtown Yazoo City. They moved back to The Scotland Community, and rented a small house from Mr. Otah Hood. In 1963 they bought 3 arces of land from her mother and father, and built a house that she lived in until she passed away Memorial graveside services will be conducted by Stricklin King Funeral Home Friday June 25th at 11:00 A.M. in The Scotland Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Glen Allen officiating. There is no visitation scheduled.


Linda Coleman

Jun 24,2021

Linda Reynolds Coleman of Yazoo City, passed from her earthly home on Saturday, June 19, 2021, after a lengthy illness. Linda was born on October 4, 1944, in Pascagoula, Mississippi to George Thomas Reynolds and Jessie Lee Martin Reynolds. She lived most of her young and adult life in Yazoo City, the town she loved so deeply. She loved the people of her small hometown and although she lived in other towns and states during the later years of her life, she always found her way home. Linda made friends wherever life took her, but her heart was always faithful to Yazoo City and she served her community in many different ways over the years. She served both Calvary Baptist Church and Center Ridge Baptist Church in Yazoo City as their church secretaries. Linda was an extremely talented artist, poet and writer and she was always willing to share her talents with her community. She was a devoted caretaker to both of her parents in the latter years of their lives and a loving friend to many. Her grandchildren were her most valued treasures. She loved her Lord and Savior and longed to be in His presence and to be reunited with her parents whom she loved dearly. Linda is preceded in death by her parents and her beloved brother-in-law, Robert Johnson, whom she helped care for in the latter years of his life. Linda is survived by her husband, Robert Ellis Coleman, Sr. of Yazoo City; her daughter Hope Dickerson and her loving, devoted son-in-law Joe Dan Dickerson of Madison, Mississippi; her three cherished grandchildren, Jessica (Seth) Sligh of Madison, Mississippi, Jordan (Che’) Paul of Flora, Mississippi and Bo (Gabby) Dickerson of Gluckstadt, Mississippi; six great-grandchildren, Noah, Elsie and Henry Sligh, Mary Claire Paul and Owen and Lawson Dickerson; her sister, Hattie R. Johnson of Franklin, Tennessee; two nieces, Becky (Randall) Currie of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Beth Fitzgerald (Bobby) of Nashville, Tennessee; her nephew, Rob (Karen) Johnson of Franklin, Tennessee and also many dear friends and extended family. A private graveside service was held on Thursday, June 24, 2021 under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with burial in Glenwood Cemetery alongside her beloved parents. Reverend Glenn Allen, pastor of Scotland Baptist Church officiated the services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Linda’s name to Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, Mississippi or Benton Academy in Benton, Mississippi


Grace Jeanette Brown

Jun 15,2021

Grace Jeanette Brown, 96, passed away Sunday June 13, 2021 at Panola Medical Center in Batesville. Mrs. Brown was a member of First Baptist Church for many years and a homemaker. Mrs. Brown is survived by her sons; Gary Earl Brown of Fayettville, AR, Ronald Casey Brown (Betty Jo) of Oxford, and Dennis Kimble Brown (Sue) of Denver, CO, and 2 Grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Brown are a graveside Tuesday June, 15, 2021 at 10:30 in Glenwood Cemetery. Stricklin King Funeral Home will officiate the service.


Jon Michael McConnell

Jun 12,2021

Jon Michael “Mike” McConnell, 60, passed away on June 6, 2021 at his home in Yazoo City. Funeral Services will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home on Saturday, June 12, 2021 with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. McConnell was born December 31, 1960 to James “Billy” and Jeanne Glisson McConnell of Yazoo City, MS. He was the third of four boys. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Yazoo City, MS. Mike worked as on offshore driller for most of his life, and he drove 18-wheelers for his father’s logging company. Mike was best known for his big heart and his love for his friends and family, especially his mom and 2 daughters. He spent the last years of his life helping his friends with odd jobs and taking care of his mom. Mike was preceded in death by his father, James “Billy” McConnell and his two brothers, Kevin McConnell and Marc “Bubba” McConnell, all of Yazoo City, MS. Survivors include his mother, Jeanne McConnell; his brother James “Clay” McConnell (Ramona) all of Yazoo City; his two daughters, Lakken McConnell Bearden (Austin) of Inverness, MS. and Makenzie McConnell of Yazoo City; his nephews, Will McConnell of Natchez, MS., Jay McConnell (Alex) of Yazoo City, and Austin McConnell of Austin, TX.; his nieces, Candin McConnell Phillips (Justin) of Greenville, SC. and Mindy Morgan (Bobby) of Yazoo City; and several great nephews and nieces.


Carla Gene Manor

Jun 11,2021

Carla Gene Manor, 76, of the Myrleville community in Yazoo County passed away Saturday June 5, 2021 at her residence. She was retired from The University of Mississippi Medical Center where she worked as a Patient Account Manager, and she was a member of Fletchers Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughters; Miriam “Sissy” Whatley and Angelic Howell both of Yazoo City, granddaughters; Mallory Whatley May of Jayess, and Cecily Howell of Yazoo City, grandsons; M. D. Whatley of Yazoo City, Joe Meek of Wellsburg, NY, Tyler Manor of Pelle City, AL, and Spencer Manor of Pelle City, AL, and 6 great grandchildren. Carla was preceded in death by her husband; Joe E Manor, son; Allan E. Manor, son-in-law; Michael Whatley and her mother; Wylma G. Golden. Services will be Friday June 11th with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Followed by service at 11:00 A.M. At The First independent Methodist Church in Yazoo City with Stricklin King Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Rev Jay Trammell will officiate. Internment will follow in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery in Yazoo County.


William C. "Junior" Strickland

Jun 11,2021

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Claude Herbert "Herb" Putnam, Jr.

Jun 10,2021

Claude Herbert “Herb” Putnam, Jr., 84, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday June 8, 2021 at his residence. A Marine Corps Veteran, he was the owner of Delta TV, and a member of First Independent Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife Charlotte Putnam, son; Scott (Melissa) Putnam of Madison, daughter; Sharon (Jay) Trammell of Bentonia, brothers; Johnny Putnam of Pensacola, FL and Harvey Putnam of Picayune, sisters; Bettye Sunoberg of Texas, and Molly Berthelot of Slidell, LA, 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Herb was preceded in death by his parents; Claude and Maxine Putnam and a son Michael Herbert Putnam. Visitation will be Thursday June 10th 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. With services following at 11:00 A.M. At The First Independent Methodist Church at Jackson Ave and 15th St Yazoo City under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Rev. Jay Trammell will officiate. Serving as pall bearers are; Terry Freeze, Brady Putnam, Cotton Walker, Jon Michael Morgan, Rob Putnam, and Chris Pyron


Peggy Perry

Jun 05,2021

Peggy Perry, 84, of Natchez passed away Tuesday June 1, 2021 at Merit Health – Natchez. She was the Office Manager for Scarbough Pump Supply and was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her brother; Ray Perry of Flora,and long time friend Frank Grantham of Vadlia, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents Jessie Otis and Clara Lillian Hester Perry. Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home will be conducted Saturday June 5th at 11:00 A.M. In Concord Cemetery in Yazoo County.


Levern Collins

Jun 05,2021

Edward Levern Collins, 81, of Yazoo City went home to be with the Lord on June 2, 2021 at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Ellen Collins, brothers Herbert Collins, Jr. and Henry Collins. He is survived by his wife, Dianne Collins of 60 years, three children, Keith Collins (Tammy) of Yazoo City, MS. Heath Collins (Debbie) of Hattiesburg, MS and Valarie Collins Pickens (Richard) of Yazoo City,MS. Four grandchildren, KaRaye Pickens Jordan (Lucas) of Benton, MS, Brennan Collins (Mallory) of Clarksdale, MS, Blake Collins (Krystal) of Hawaii and Sydni Collins of Cleveland, MS. One great- grandchild Asher Collins of Hawaii. He was also survived by a sister Gail Shipp (Mac) of Eden, MS Levern was a Godly man and a follower of Christ. His service to the Lord through prayers, missions and ministry to family and friends. Missions were his passion and has gone to different countries doing the Lord's work, not counting all over the United States. He had been employed as a Lease Operator for Pennzoil and as a Guard for Mississippi Chemical Corporation and was a member of First Baptist Church. Visitation will be Friday, June 4th 5:00-7:00 at Stricklin King Funeral Home with services Saturday June 5th at 10:00 A.M. at the chapel of Stricklin King Funeral Home, Rev. Bryan Abel will officiate as well as Rev. Byron Pickering. Internment will follow in Center Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Don Corley, Roger Jones, Mike Williams, Joey Greco, Wiley Saxton, and Mike Davis. Serving as honorary pallbearers are; Phil Dixon, Van Foster, Benton Hayman, Charles Long, Bill Meek, Dallas Powell, Louis Williams, Walker Williamson, and Sonny Stubblefield.


Wildy Raiford "J R" Hancock, Jr

May 28,2021

Wildy Raiford Hancock November 2, 1963 – May 15, 2021 On Saturday May 15th, 2021, Wildy Raiford Hancock, Jr., loving son, loving brother, and loving friend went to be with his Lord. He is joyously singing with his father, mother, and sister in Heaven. J R, as he was known to all was born November 2, 1963 in Yazoo City at Kings Daughters Hospital. He was a joyful, soft hearted boy who grew to be a joyful, soft hearted man. No dog, cat, bird, coon, or any of God’s creatures were denied love and care from J R. He was extremely loyal and brought light, laughter, and fun into our lives. He loved many things, a few are Basketball, Horse Shows, Fishing, singing at the top of his lungs and dancing without care wherever he was. He would say to us all “Throw your hands in the air like you don’t care!” What a wonderful way to be remembered. Just like us all, he wasn’t perfect, but he had such a love and was such a light in our life. He was too young to go, we will miss him terribly, beyond comprehension, but we will rejoice in the knowledge that he Loved The Lord, is now of clear mind, pain free, and hugging his family in Heaven. J R was a graduate of Tri-County Academy, graduate of Ole Miss, and The Beloved Softball Coach of The Bentonia Reds. He loved his girls and was so proud of them. He was preceded in death by his mother; Patty Hancock, his father; Raiford Hancock, and his sister; Randa Hancock Buster. He is survived by his baby sister; Resa Curry (David), brother; Roger Hancock (Amy) and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City will be Friday May 28th at 10:00 A.M. in Marblehead Cemetery on Highway 433 South, Bentonia.


Joshua Martin Busby

May 28,2021

Joshua Martin Busby, 37, of The Mechanicsburg Community of Yazoo County passed away Tuesday May 25, 2021. He was employed in Agricultural Aviation and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his longtime girlfriend; Tiffany Truelove, mother; Patricia (Andy) Burt of Vicksburg, sisters; Lora (Donald) Scoby of Bentonia, Andi Burt of Vicksburg, and Kaylin (Phillip) Johnson of Vicksburg, brother Kevin (Amanda) Burt of Brandon, his grandmother Hazel Hancock of Bentonia, and his much loved cousins, nieces and nephews. Josh was preceded in death by his father; Rodney Busby, paternal grandparents; Davis and Fay Peyton Busby, and maternal grandfather; A J Hancock Funeral services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home will be Friday May 28th at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Visitation will start at 12:30 P.M. until the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Josh Mathews officiating. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are; Trey McBlair, Joseph Brooks, Joshua Berry, Tory “Bama” Henderson, Terrance “Hawk” Hawkins, Michael “Tater” Clark, Johnathan Truelove, Frank Hilderbrand, and Michael Bradshaw. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers are; Lt Col Leon Cody and Ross Nesbit.


Mary J. Parker

May 27,2021

Mary J. Parker, 80, of Ridgeland, formerly of Yazoo City, passed away Monday May 24, 2021 at Chateau Ridgeland. An Occupational Therapist she was a member of Truit Baptist Church in Pearl. Survivors include her daughters; Mary France McCleland of Brandon, Bobbie Lenell Glenn of Bentonia, and Elizabeth Ann Thompson of Okawville, IL, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Services will be Thursday May 27th at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Henry Neil Kirk, Sr.

May 27,2021

Henry Neil Kirk, 63, of the Little Yazoo Community went to meet his Lord and Saviour and heard the words “Well done, my good and faithful servant” on May 25, 2021. Henry was born in Yazoo City on January 22, 1958. He was a graduate of Tri- County Academy and Mississippi State University. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack Herbert Kirk, Sr and Wylodine Milner Kirk and his brother Ronald Milner Kirk of Flora. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dawn Neely Kirk, daughter Alicia Kirk Todaro, son Henry Neil Kirk, Jr. (Leslie). Henry was also blessed with five grandchildren Aubrey Neil Kirk, Macee Rae Kirk, Vivian Neely Todaro, Farrah Grace Faulkenbery and Ty Young Faulkenbery, brother Jack Herbert Kirk, Jr. (Janice), sister Angela Kirk Bates (Michael), sister- in -law Wylene Kirk and many nieces and nephews who adored him. Henry was a friend to everyone he met and would always lend a helping hand to those in need. He loved his Lord, his family, Concord Baptist Church, Mississippi State University, farming and leading the music at Concord Baptist Church. One of his favorite traditions was singing a solo of “O Holy Night” every Christmas at Concord for many years. Not many things compared to the love Henry had for his church. Even in sickness, he was eager to attend services. Memorial donations can be made to Concord Baptist Church, 610 Concord Church Road Yazoo City, in memory of Henry. Funeral Services Under The direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home will be conducted under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home Thursday May 27th at Concord Baptist Church with Rev. Leston Cowart and Rev. Hal Selby officiating. Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery on Dover Road in Yazoo County.


Richard L. “Roy” Lancaster

May 24,2021

RICHARD L. “ROY” LANCASTER Retired cattleman of Bentonia, Mississippi, Richard L. ”Roy” Lancaster has gone on to enjoy greener pastures. Born on Friday, September, 29 1950, Roy passed away at the age of 70 on Friday, May 21, 2021 surrounded by family at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. His tenacity and grit—while seen by others throughout his life—was in vivid color this past year, as his passing comes after an intense and courageous battle with kidney, heart, and lung failure. He is survived by his devoted wife, Deborah “Diane” Lancaster, two children, daughter, Jada Johnson and her husband, Bill, and son, Justin Lancaster and his wife, Kelsey, three grandchildren, Shaw Lancaster, Camden Johnson, and Raina Johnson, and three siblings, Bubba Lancaster, Myra Faye Lancaster, and Charlie Lancaster. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Charlene Lancaster. As a precocious and adventurous boy, the confines of elementary and high school were terribly limiting—that is until he realized he could attend college to pursue a profession testing for diseases in large animals. Not long after graduating from Hinds Community College, he secured a position with the government as a Veterinary Technician. He would continue in his “dream job” for over 25 years. Contracting a disease from the very animals he tested—brucellosis—he concluded his service under the status: Disability Retired from the federal government. Another monumental achievement of Roy’s was his marriage to Diane. Last November they celebrated 50 years of marriage. He was always deliberate to ensure Diane had the very best of everything and would often be seen stashing cow or oil money away for something special just for her. But, quite possibly, his greatest role came later in his life. As good of a “Papa” as he was to Jada and Justin, it paled in comparison to who he was to Shaw, Camden, and Raina. He was their fishing buddy, storyteller, shooting partner, listening ear, encourager….He was and will always be their “Pappy”. Of his own death, he might have reflected: isn’t that a “helluva” note! Of his life, his family and friends are reflecting: wasn’t he one “helluva” man. He loved his people—and his dogs—fiercely. He had an incessant work ethic and was incredibly reliable. If he said he would do it, consider it done. And now that his life on this earth is done, he has gone on to heaven’s greener pastures to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and, perhaps, some cows, too. He will be memorialized through a graveside only service under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home at Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Highway on Highway 433 West in Yazoo County Monday, May 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Brandon Roney. Pallbearers are his nephews. Honorary Pallbearers are Bill Burrell, Micky Chisolm, Kenny Cope, Bill Harris, Mike Harris, Bill Harris, Kevin Henderson, Barry Herrod, Curtis Noland, and Willie Earl Stuckey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mt. Olivet Methodist Church or Bentonia Methodist Church to go towards church refurbishments.


Ann Barrier Nelson

May 23,2021

Ann Barrier Nelson, 93, formerly of Yazoo City, MS, passed away at her home in Fairhope, AL on the morning of May 15, 2021, with family by her side. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 23, from 1-2 pm at First Presbyterian Church Chapel in Yazoo City, MS, with a funeral service immediately afterwards. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Ann was born on March 1, 1928, to Alexandria and Benjamin Jay Barrier in Yazoo City. On November 1, 1950, she married William (Billy) Miller Nelson, Jr. They raised their three children together, Lexie, Bill, and Lisa.   Ann taught school for many years and then was a real estate agent with Golden Triangle Realty in West Point, MS.  She was devoted to family and spent many hours doing charity work and helping with Bible Studies. Ann is preceded in death by her husband Billy, and her great-grandson William Morgan. She is survived by her children, Lexie Jones (Allen) of Fairhope, AL; Bill Nelson of Columbus, MS; Lisa Suttle (Sam) of Louisville, MS; her grandchildren, Anje Morgan (Jason) of Louisville, MS; Courtney Silvernail (Vaughan) of Fairhope, AL; Sandy Ewert (Frank) of Fort Langley, BC; Sam Suttle, Jr. of Louisville, MS; BJay Nelson (Elizabeth) of Columbus, MS; Liz Kinney (Rob) of Memphis, TN; and 8 great-grandchildren (with two more on the way).  Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church (Rose Garden Fund) in Fairhope, AL;  to help students with special needs: Christ the King School (Resource Dept.) in Daphne, AL;  French Camp Academy in French Camp, MS; or the charity of your choice.


Charles Robert "Charlie" Ward, Jr.

May 22,2021

Charlie was born in Montgomery, AL to Charles Robert Ward, Sr. and Dianne Jordan Ward who eventually made Yazoo City, MS their home. He was employed by MS AG (John Deere) and worked faithfully as their parts manager for many years. He was married to the love of his life, Crystal McClain Ward, for 23 years. He was the proud father of three children. His beautiful daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Thomas, 33 (Tim), of Raymond, MS. Two amazing sons, Charles Robert Ward, III “Chase”, 28, and Charles Anthony Ward, 21, both of Yazoo City. Charlie was a man who loved life, and he lived it to the fullest. He loved his family fiercely. Some of the hobbies he enjoyed were hunting, fishing, being on the lake, and spending time outdoors. Most of all he loved being with his family, and spending every moment with his wife, children, and three grandchildren, Addison Claire Blount, Preston Colby Blount, and Breeanna May Thomas, all of Raymond, MS. Charlie is survived by his wife and children, along with his grandchildren, his parents, and a sister, Diana Ward Crimm (Travis) of Yazoo City, a niece, Erica Crimm Grossman (Joe), a nephew, Charles Taylor Crimm, and a host of family and friends. Services will be officiated by Rev. Chancellor May, at the Saxton Family Cemetery in Midway, MS. and will be under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home, Saturday May 22nd at 11:00 A.M. a time of visitation will follow the services. To know Charlie was to love him. He will forever be missed, but NEVER forgotten.


Iris Davis Ward

May 21,2021

Iris Davis Ward, 89, was welcomed into Heaven on May 18, 2021.  She was born on September 21, 1931 in Ashland, Nebraska. She is survived by her daughter, Sue Crocker, grandchildren, Christopher Ward, Jeffrey Ward, Joseph Crocker and Mason and Mallory Deaver, and also her 4 great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Bradley, Katie and Addison.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Ward, her son, Roger Ward, her mother, Connie Wiltcher and siblings Rodney and Catherine Wiltcher.  There will be a graveside service in Flora to celebrate the precious life of Mrs. Iris Ward on Friday, May 21,2021 at 11:00 a.m. Under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City.


Essie L. Hilderbrand

May 19,2021

Essie L. Hilderbrand, 93, of Yazoo County, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021 at the Martha Coker Green House Homes in Yazoo City. Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home will be conducted Wednesday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City with Brother Gene Richardson and Brother Jay Trammell officiating. No public visitation is scheduled. Mrs. Hilderbrand was a homemaker a member of Ogden Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons, Tracy Burrough Jr. and Donnie Burrough (Patsy), both of Bentonia; daughters, Brenda Milner (Tommy) of Yazoo City; and Pam B. Chouteau (Steve) of Brandon, 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hilderbrand was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Effie Redd Luby; her first husband, Tracy Burrough Sr.; second husband, William Hilderbrand; four brothers, Tom, Dick, Virgil and Paul Luby and four sisters, Doll Malone, Viola Malone, Eunice Edwards and Annie Ledyard. Serving as pallbearers are Brian Burrough, Kelly Burrough, Jay Milner, Michael Milner, Print Chouteau and Evan Chouteau. Honorary pallbearers are Felix Sadler, Ray Burrough, Larry Luby, Terry Malone and Terry Ward. Memorials may be made to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital or Baptist Children’s Village. The family would like to Dr. Heath Scott, Thomas Fisher and Jennifer Bowman and the staff at Martha Coker for their loving care.


Kenneth Lamar Dorman

May 17,2021

Kenneth Lamar Dorman, 81, of the Lake City Community in Humphreys County passed away at his residence Friday May 14, 2021. He was a Farm Manager for Simmons Catfish and a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors include his son; Randy Dorman, granddaughter Laura Lee Dorman of Vicksburg, and close family friends Billy Vandevere, Elizabeth Vandevere Ables, and Steve Vandevere all of Yazoo City. Visitation will be at Stricklin King Funeral Home, Yazoo City, Monday May 17th 8:00 – 10:00 A.M. With Graveside services in Vaiden City Cemetery at 12:00 P.M. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate Serving as pallbearers are; Britt Overby, Steven Keith, John Fulton, Hunter Vandevere, Smith Woods, and Rob Dixon


Cecil Wesley Coleman

May 16,2021

) Cecil Wesley Coleman, age 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at his home. He was born on February 13, 1933, in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He was married to Mary Jane Sadler Coleman for forty-six years. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Claude and Edna Coleman; brother, Earl Coleman; son, Cecil (Wes) Wesley Coleman, Jr; granddaughter, Caroline Elise Coleman. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Sadler Coleman; 5 children, Cathy Steinriede and her husband, Bobby; Bill Coleman and his wife Lynn; Mary Lou Collier and her husband, Seger; Laura Coleman Canard; Daniel Coleman and his wife, Bonnie. Cecil also has 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation will begin on May 16th, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following at 3:00 p.m. all held at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Bentonia. Under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City .He will be buried at Mt Olivet Cemetery following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Cecil Wesley Coleman to Parkview Church of God in Yazoo City or Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Bentonia. The family wishes to express their appreciation for the sympathy, food, encouraging words, and prayers. A special thank you to the staff of the Martha Coker Green House Homes and Adoration Home Health and Hospice. May God richly bless each one of you.


Eugene White

May 13,2021

On Sunday, May 9, 2021, Eugene White, a selfless and loving husband, father, and papaw, passed away at the age of 76. He was born to Lonnie White and Sue Wigley White on September 25th, 1944. Also known as Gene or “Big Gene,” he was a lifetime resident of Yazoo County, MS. Gene began his lifelong career of hard work at the age of 15. Shortly after, he took up farming which would later become his source of livelihood for his family. Gene married Nancy Dixon of Benton, MS, in 1965 and had twin boys Gene Thomas and Jeff Lavelle. Gene raised and mentored his twin boys on their farm and instilled in them his same dedication for hard work. His wife Nancy passed away in January of 1981. Later that year, Gene would marry his current wife Barbara Griffing of Benton, MS, on November 12, 1981. Gene would later transition his career to Crabtree Manufacturing where he was hired as a machinist and would remain a devoted employee until his passing. Gene was a well-loved and respected man in his community. He was an avid outdoorsman who thrived in God’s creation. Along with his large stature, he carried a heart that was equally as big. Fathering twin boys and three step-children as his own, he loved them fiercely and protected his family as a faithful husband and loving father. Gene spent his life placing others’ needs before his own and always lent a helping hand whenever he saw the need. Gene lived his life with open arms and opened his doors to other family members who needed a place to stay. Gene is survived by his wife Barbara of 39 years; his son Jeff White and wife Carla, son Dale VanGorder and wife Judy, his daughter, Clair Pierce and husband Chris, and daughter-in-law, Eden White, all of Benton, MS. He is survived by nine grandchildren: Brandon VanGorder and wife Whitney of Benton, MS; Jordy White and wife Laura of Madison, MS; Hayden White and wife Emily of Ellisville, MS; Joe White and wife Madison of Benton, MS; Devin Che` Smith and husband Phillip of Benton, MS; Christina Crabtree and husband Preston of Bentonia, MS; and Layton, Brett, and Vaden Pierce of Benton, MS. Gene has six great-grandchildren and a multitude of nephews and nieces. Sister-in-law Nelly White of Benton, MS also survives him. He was preceded in death by parents Lonnie and Sue White, late wife Nancy White, brother Herbert White and wife Barbara, brother Howard White, and son Gene White. Visitation will be Wednesday May 12th 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home. Services will be Thursday may 13TH at the Chapel of Stricklin King Funeral Home with internment to follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Gene will be greatly missed by family and friends.


Russel Seward "Rusty" Perry

May 05,2021

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, Russell Seward Perry, loving husband, father, and brother entered the house of the Lord at age 62. Rusty was born on June 15, 1958, in Yazoo City, Miss., to Billy and Jeannette (Hendrix) Perry. He attended Manchester Academy and later received his accounting degree from Mississippi College. Rusty worked along with his father for many years as an insurance agent at Barnwell and Barbour in Yazoo City and later worked as a real estate appraiser. On June 26, 1982, he married Wendy Harvey Perry. They raised two daughters, Seward and Mary Russell. He was especially proud of the red hair that he gave them and their bright futures. Rusty loved the outdoors and was an avid golfer and hunter. He spent many years playing golf with friends every weekend and especially loved the time he spent as a member of Annandale Golf Club. He enjoyed hunting with his daughters and loved to spend time with them. He enjoyed his church and church family and cherished the times when he was able to participate in the church youth program and prison ministry. He was known for his funny nature and his ability to make the most out of any situation. In addition, after his last long stay in the hospital, he was so happy to spend his final days at home with his family, his “little buddy,” Scruffy, and his cat, Lucy. His favorite Bible passage was Psalm 23 and, his family takes comfort in knowing that he is now dwelling in the house of the Lord forever. Rusty was preceded in death by his father, Billy; his mother, Jeannette; and his brother, Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Wendy; daughter, Seward of Memphis, Tenn.; daughter, Mary Russell of Yazoo City; sister, Jeanne Edwards (Gary); brothers William (Deborah) and Dickson (Alyson); and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, two great-nieces and two great-nephews. Rusty took pride in his family and always enjoyed family gatherings and special occasions. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City at 1 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery. Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City or Manchester Academy.


Lonnie Allen Edgar, Sr.

May 05,2021

Lonnie Allen Edgar,Sr., 66, of Flora passed away into the arms of Jesus on May 3, 2021. Lonnie was born on July 25, 1954 in Canton, Ms. He was a farmer by trade for many years up until the early nineties. He then moved on to the trucking business and later settled in at H&M Gas working with family. Lonnie is survived by a son Lonnie Allen Edgar, Jr., daughter Laura Edgar King (Matt), partner Malinda Pachl, grandchildren; Prather Allen King, Kemper Aaron King, and Emmaline Katherine King, sisters; Julia Edgar Land (Ron) and Michelle Edgar Dukes (Michael); a host of step-siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Julius Edgar and Rebecca Hardy Edgar Montgomery. Lonnie was a devoted and loving father, partner, and family man. He loved the outdoors, riding his motorcycle, and especially his grandchildren. Funeral services will be a visitation at Breeland Funeral Home in Canton from 11-1 Friday May 7, 2021. There will be a private memorial service at a later date.


Mary Davis Horton

May 01,2021

Mary Davis Horton, 88 of Madison formerly of Holly Bluff, passed away Wednesday April 28, 2021 at The Mississippi Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. An Educator, she was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church, and serve as Panhellenic Council President while attending The University of Southern Mississippi. Survivors include her son; Al Horton, Jr of Baton Rouge, LA, and a daughter; Mary Ann Horton of Madison. Mrs. Horton was preceded in death by her husband; Al Marion Horton, Sr., parents; V. B. & Nina Davis, sisters; Ruby & Bill Stampley and JoAnn & John Clifton, Sr., her twin brother; William & Lillian McAlfin Davis and a nephew; John Clifton, Jr. Visitation will start Saturday May 1st beginning at 12:30P.M. Until 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City followed by graveside services in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City at 2:00 P.M with Rev. Cliff Harden officiating. Serving as pall bearers are; Larry Davis, Walt Davis, Skip Horton, Wain Stampley, Bill Stampley and Andy Wimberly. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to your favorite charity.


Billy Joe Davis

May 01,2021

Billy Joe Davis, 85, passed away on April 27, 2021 at the Veterans Home in Jackson, MS from complications with Alzheimer’s. We are thankful he was able to be surrounded by his loving family at his time of death. Billy Joe was born on January 2, 1936, son of the late Grady and Katie Waller Davis of Midway. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Dampeer Davis of Madison, his five children--Joey Davis, Annette Davis Samson (Paul), Jeff Davis (LeDoux), Steve Davis (Mary Carol), Vince Davis(Marion); Grandchildren-Patrick, Jonathan, Sara Grace, Nora Grace, Storm, Hunter, Isabella and Roman; Stepchildren and Step-GrandchildrenCathy Chapman(Todd) and Charlie Cox(Clara), Ashley, Clint, Hayden and Ethan; Great Grandchildren-John Grady, Samuel, Grace and Emory Ann; Brother Clayton Davis and Sisters Carol Davis Domino, Dorothy Davis Malone and Gail Davis Hamilton. He is preceded in death by his wife, Grace Domino Davis, Brothers-James Grady Davis and Wendell (Bubba) Davis. Billy Joe was born and lived most of his life in Yazoo County, where he married and raised his five children. He attended Southern MS on a football scholarship before joining the Army in Fort Hood, TX where he played baseball. Everyone enjoyed hearing his adventurous stories from Ft. Hood, including how he loved the company of fellow Army buddy, Elvis Presley as he played his guitar in the evenings. Upon leaving the Army, Billy Joe returned to his native Mississippi and shortly after began his career at South Central Bell where he worked for 32 years and received numerous awards and promotions. He continued to be active in sports and in 1962, was honored by the National Baseball Congress with a spot on the Mississippi Statewide All Star team. Following his retirement from South Central Bell, he began his second career as a Lead Project Manager for Jacobson Industries, where he traveled and lived all over the US, including Hawaii! He also had time to pursue his passion of woodworking and produced countless items, including benches, trunks and boxes that will forever be family treasures. Throughout the years, he coached most of his four sons’ baseball and football teams. As a result of his talent and demonstration of commitment and hard work, two of his sons, two granddaughters and two grandsons went on to play sports at the college level. Last year, his family took a baseball bat and ball to the nursing home to see if he would play, and to help with cognitive stimulation. Although dementia had taken over his mind, the memory of swinging the bat was still there and the family has those precious memories of him hitting baseballs, at age 84, in the backyard of the nursing home. He was a great father, husband, grandfather and friend who will be missed immensely but whose memory will live on for generations to come. Services will be held at Midway Baptist Church Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:00 am, with visitation starting at 10:00 am. The burial will be held immediately following at the church cemetery. The family has entrusted Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his Honor to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th floor, New York, NY 10001-(866) 232-8484. Info@alzfdn.org


Clayton Leon Collins

Apr 30,2021

Clayton Leon Collins, 67, of the Dover Community in Yazoo County passed away Tuesday April 27, 2021 at The Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare. An Inventory Clerk for Press Enterprise Newspaper he was a communicate of St Edwards Catholic Church in Corona, CA. Survivors include his mother; Harriet Sanborn of Bentonia, brother: Scott Edward Collins of Bentonia, sisters: Arlette Kelly of LeMent, CA. And Leilen Roseberry of Lake Elisinor, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday April 30 at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City starting at 1:00 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. graveside service in Glenwood Cemetery. Father Paneer Arocklam will officiate.


Warner Rean Hilderbrand

Apr 22,2021

Warner Rean Hilderbrand, 78, of Yazoo City, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at her home. She was the youngest of nine children born to Sam I. Milner and Mattie Ellzey Milner on July 21, 1942 in Yazoo County. She graduated from Anding High School and was previously employed as a sales clerk. Warner Rean was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was active in Sunday School. She was preceded in death by her brothers: Sam I. Milner, Jr., Luther Milner, Alfred Milner, James J. Milner; sisters: Adrienne Spiars, Maxine Spears, Sarah Peyton and her beloved daughter, Donna Lynn Hilderbrand. Warner Rean exemplified a life full of kindness and love. She always had a smile and was graceful until God called her home. She loved her friends and family, who lovingly referred to her as “Rean.” Warner Rean loved flowers and working in her yard. Survivors include her brother, Herman Milner of Tinsley; her nephews: Jimmy Peyton of Yazoo City, J.E. Callahan of Lonoke, AR, James Milner of Bentonia, Tommy Milner and Jeff Milner of Yazoo City, Steve Milner of Jackson, MS, Wilton Milner of Orange City, FL, Wayne Milner of Atlanta, GA, niece, Deloris Milner of Yazoo City, adopted daughter, Donna Mohamed of Yazoo City, and special friend, Robert “Buddy” McCollum of Madison, MS. Visitation will be from 12:30 -1:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home followed by the graveside service at 2:00 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, where she will be buried beside her daughter, with Rev. David Bryant officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Jimmy Peyton, James Milner, Tommy Milner, Jeff Milner, Steve Milner, J.E. Callahan, Joseph Mohamed, III, Crosby Mohamed, and Powell McCaleb. The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Fresenius Kidney Care, and Traditions Health, who cared so lovingly for her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.


Joshua Blake Coghlan

Apr 22,2021

Joshua Blake Coghlan, 19,of Holly Bluff, MS, left his earthly home Sunday, April 18, 2021 to join the greatest baseball team in the sky. Blake had three passions in this life: farming, baseball, and hunting. He excelled in all three. Blake had a smile that could light the darkest of rooms and days. He was a wonderful uncle, son, brother, and friend. He had the ability to turn your worst day into the best one all by his magical hug and a joke, followed by a sly little grin that could melt your heart. He was an upcoming farmer, working for Coghlan Planting Company, along side his father. He had a passion for agriculture that was unmatched by anyone. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, usually by some body of water or on the farm. To put it simply, Blake was an angel among us. His legacy will live on through the farm, his parents, siblings, and niece and nephews. Blake was proceeded in death by his maternal great grandmother, Flora Lee Robertson of Columbia, MS, and his paternal grandfather, Floyd Henry Coghlan (Son) Sr of Holly Bluff, MS. He is survived by his father, Ike(Angie) Coghlan of Holly Bluff, MS mother Sandi(Wade) Woods of Yazoo City , sisters Megan Coghlan (JR Johnson), Taylor Dean, Katie Dean all of Holly Bluff, MS; brothers Leslie(Celeste) Woods of Kosciusko, MS, Eric(Nikki) Woods of Holly Bluff, MS, and Alex Madesclaire(Mia) of London, England, nephews Lawson Blake Hogue, Lane Woods, and Hunter(Kayla) Woods, and one niece, Emmy Woods. Visitation will be at First Baptist Church of Yazoo City Thursday April 22 starting at 9:00 A. M. until the 11:00 A. M. Funeral Service under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home with Rev. David Bryant officiating. Internment will follow at The Coghlan Family Cemetery on the family farm near Holly Bluff. In lieu of flowers; donations can be made to Blair E. Batson’s children’s hospital, St. Jude, Gideon’s Bible ministries, and Manchester Academy Athletics department.


Iris Davis Ward

Apr 21,2021

Iris Davis Ward, 89, was welcomed into Heaven on May 18, 2021.  She was born on September 21, 1931 in Ashland, Nebraska. She is survived by her daughter, Sue Crocker, grandchildren, Christopher Ward, Jeffrey Ward, Joseph Crocker and Mason and Mallory Deaver, and also her 4 great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Bradley, Katie and Addison.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Ward, her son, Roger Ward, her mother, Connie Wiltcher and siblings Rodney and Catherine Wiltcher.  There will be a graveside service in Flora to celebrate the precious life of Mrs. Iris Ward on Friday, May 21,2021 at 11:00 a.m. Under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City.


Margaret Ann “Peggy” Holaday Trammell

Apr 20,2021

Margaret Ann “Peggy” Holaday Trammell passed away at her residence Friday April 17, 2021, she was born November 12, 1936 to Louise and B.A. Holaday. Peggy grew up in Louise, MS where she attended Louise High School where she was active in their three consecutive basketball championships. In high school she met her future husband Charles Floyd Trammell from Yazoo City on a blind date. They dated while he played football at Mississippi State and she attended the University of Mississippi for Women in Columbus. She graduated in three years with a degree in elementary education and they married prior to Bubba’s last year at Mississippi State. After graduation, they lived in Tupelo for a short time before settling back in Louise, MS where she continued to teach locally and as Bubba farmed. Peggy taught hundreds of students during her 40-year teaching career at Sharkey Issaquena Academy and Holly Bluff Elementary. Peggy and Bubber had two children, Tracy Trammell Crimm and Charles. Visitation will be Tuesday April 20th beginning at 9:30 A.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with graveside services to follow at 11:00 A. M. in Glenwood Cemetery Peggy is proceeded in death by her parents B.A. and Louise Holaday, husband Charles “Bubba” Trammell. She is survived by children Tracy Trammell Crimm (Jace) and Charles Trammell (Paula). Grandchildren – Matt King (Laura), Ashleigh Frey (Jude), Haley Hand (Caleb), Brittany Dunne (Justin), and Josh Trammell (Mary Faith), Caitlin McClellan (Garrett). Great-grandchildren – Prather, Kemper, and Emma Kate King, Anna Rilee and Creely Frey, Hudson and Blakely Hand, Ava Grace Dunne, and Brie and Ruthie Kate McClellan. In leu of flowers, conations may be made to Louise United Methodist Church or French Camp Academy.


Tressie Lee Walker McGraw

Apr 16,2021

Tressie Lee Walker McGraw, 86, Born December 26, 1934. Died April 14, 2021 at Martha Coker Green House Homes. Celebrating a precious life. She was Married to Angus McDonald McGraw for over 52 years. Angus died May 8 2008. She is survived by one precious son, Donald Wayne McGraw Sr. Donald is married to Sheila Ann Sikes McGraw Donald and Sheila have three children: Tressies grandchildren Grandson Donny McGraw her great grandchildren Khloe and Landon, grandson Mackie McGraw is married to Beth. They have Tressies grandchildren Anna Kate, and Kruze, Bonus grandchildren BJ , Bre and Brooke. Bonus Great-great grandchildren Carson Breleigh, and Raidyn Granddaughter Whitney McGraw who has Tressies great grandson Jayden McGraw, Sister Carolyn Williams who has niece Jo Ann and Her husband Kerry Burrough and nephew Aubrey and wife Wanda. Brother Jessie Walker who predeceased her had niece Cora Jean who predeceased her, nephew Jaye who predeceased her and. Nephew Aubrey Carol Sister Emily who had nieces Carolyn Tressie Ann, and Esther; nephews Joe Larry Jimmy Peter Sam Predeceased Her mother and father were Joe and Cora Mae Tindol Walker Ministers David Ingram Kerry Burrough. Visitation will be Friday April 16, 2021 in Mt Olivet Cemetery on Highway 433 West in Yazoo County starting at 2:30 P.M. followed by Graveside services at 3:00 P.M. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home


Donald L Counts, Sr.

Apr 10,2021

Donald L. Counts Sr., 86, died April 10, 2021 at Yalabusha Nursing Home in Water Valley. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Vince Davis and Rev. Jessie Byrd officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Mr. Counts was born March 6, 1935 in Yazoo County to Shell and Eula Davis Counts. He was a retired salesman for Yazoo Motor Company and was known for being a positive influence on many young Yazooans as a coach. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances N. Counts; brother, Shelby Counts; sister Opel Hilderbrand; and a son-in-law, Lynn Bowden. Serving as pallbearers are Donald L. Counts, III, Barry Bowden, Ryan Counts, Connor Counts, Kevin Erickson, and Daniel Nicholas.


Pauline Reid Phillips Bridgforth

Apr 10,2021

Pauline Reid Phillips Bridgforth passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Wednesday, April 7, 2021 surrounded by her children. A family graveside service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City on Saturday, April 10 followed by a visitation at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 1:00 pm and a celebration of her life at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Pauline was born July 21, 1929, to George Henderson and Zelotta Castleman Reid. She grew up in Louise, Mississippi and graduated from Yazoo City High School. She attended MSCW where she was a member of the Rogue Social Club. In 1948, she left “the W” to marry John F. “Jack” Phillips, Jr. They made their home on the family farm in Holly Bluff, Mississippi where they raised their four children. Pauline was the ultimate hands on mom volunteering at her children’s schools, leading her sons’ cub scout groups, teaching Sunday school and leading MYF at Holly Bluff Methodist Church, supporting her children’s participation in 4-H club in Holly Bluff and throughout Yazoo County, and teaching countless young people to waterski from their cabin on Wolf Lake. She was an avid gardener and loved spending time working among her flowers and vegetable gardens. After the death of her husband Jack in 1977, she assumed management of the family farm and ran the business until she married Henry R. Bridgforth in 1980 and moved to Quiet Shades in eastern Yazoo County. She and Henry enjoyed many projects and adventures together as well as annual beach trips with their blended families until Henry’s death in 1990. After Henry’s death Pauline dedicated most of her time and energy to First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City. In 1992, she began teaching a young adult Sunday School Class and for the next 19 years she was their teacher, mentor and confidant. She loved preparing her lessons and the time she spent with them in Bible study as well as excursions she shared with them to the Ocoee and other destinations. This class is now known as The Pauline Bridgforth Sunday School Class. Pauline was never idle and always had a project(s) in the works. Her final project was the creation of Methodist Market, a ministry of her church. Her vision was an exchange which took in donated clothes, appliances and household items which were then sold, or in many cases given away. The proceeds were used to provide essentials for many individuals and families in Yazoo County and beyond. For over a decade she spent several days each week making pick-ups and deliveries for Methodist Market and managing their storefront. Pauline spent her entire life determined to be happy whatever her circumstances and to do all within her power to make those around her happy as well. Her strong, positive, and optimistic character will be missed by a host of family and friends, especially her faithful friend Frank Patty. Pauline was preceded in death by her husbands Jack Phillips and Henry Bridgforth and her parents. She is survived by her children, John F. Phillips, III (Ann Elise) of Holly Bluff; Ann Phillips Milam (Hughes) of Tupelo; Chat Phillips (Mary Kay) and Will Phillips (Kathryn) of Yazoo County; and her step-children Enid Bridgforth Griesbeck of Memphis and Bill Bridgforth (Mariah) of Quiet Shades. She was affectionately known as “Nonie” to her 22 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Hospice Ministries of Ridgeland, MS and to her caregivers Pat Greenwood, Ida Watkins, Lavonne Walls, Renoder Greenwood and Elaine Hampton for their dedicated and compassionate care. She was truly clothed with strength and dignity; she laughed at the days to come. She spoke with wisdom, and kind, faithful instruction was always on her tongue. She watched over the affairs of her household and she never ate the bread of idleness … Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church (203 N. Washington St., Yazoo City, MS, 39194) or Holly Bluff Methodist Church (PO Box 186, Holly Bluff, MS, 39088). The family


Lesley Tripp Saxton

Apr 05,2021

Lesley L. Tripp Saxton, 38, of Bentonia died Wednesday March 31, 2021 at her residence. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband ; Wilson Powell Saxton, son; Brayden Tripp, Wyatt Eli Saxton, daughter; Claire Tripp all of Bentonia, sisters; Laura Leigh Scruggs and Lenae Endsley and her farther; Vince Pace all od Shreveport, LA. Graveside services will be under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City Monday April 5th at 2:00 P.M. in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery in Yazoo County. NO Visitation is scheduled.


Trenton Lewis McGraw

Apr 03,2021

Trenton Lewis McGraw, 36, of Oxford formerly of Yazoo City passed away Saturday March 27, 2021 in Oxford. He was a member of Parkview Church of God in Yazoo City. A memorial service will be conducted under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home Saturday April 3rd at 11:00 A.M. At The Ridge, The Parkview Church of God Pavilion. All friends and family are invited to attend. Trent is survived by his son; Townsend Ridge McGraw, Father; Barry McGraw sister; Kristy McGraw, nephew; Tanner Evilsizor, niece; Harley Evilsizor and paternal grandmother Jerry McGraw. He was preceded in death by a daughter; Barrie Lane McGraw, mother; Sherry Coleman McGraw; Maternal Grandfather; “Son” Coleman, Maternal Grandmother; Julia Mae Coleman, and Paternal Grandfather; Don McGraw. In lieu of flowers the family is asking all memorials to be made to the Parkview Church of God Youth Group.


David A. Waters

Mar 27,2021

David A. Waters Bentonia, Mississippi David A. Waters, 89, entered the gates of Heaven on March 19, 2021. Visitation is Saturday, March 27 from 10:00 to 12:00, with service at 12:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home at 718 Calhoun Avenue, Yazoo City, MS. Graveside service will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church at 2496 Fugates Road, Benton, MS. Survivors include children: Gail Waters Marshall (Dan), Gil Waters, and LeiAnn Waters; grandchildren: Sunnie Marie Waters Roeder (Chris), Joshua David Waters, Cody Wyatt Worthy, Angela Rea Marshall, and Daniel Landry Marshall, III; great-grandchildren: Gavan Echols and Emory Echols; sisters-in-law: Lucy Waters and Recil Sligh; a host of nieces and nephews, and last but not least, Tasha Tudor, his beloved Corgi who brought much joy to his life. David was preceded in death by his wife Rea Thomas Waters, his parents Wyatt Smith Waters and Mattie Sabina Luby Waters, a son Thomas David Waters, nine brothers and two sisters: Leslie Lamar Waters (Mabel), Wyatt Smith Waters, Jr. (Earline), Wilton Waters, James Melvin “Bucky” Waters, Jack Waters (Jean), Louis Waters, Fredeen Waters Johnston (Barnett), Fred Waters (Dorothy), Bettie Ann Waters Wilson (Kenneth), Hubert Holmes “Hub” Waters (Pat), and Adam Luby Waters (Martha). Visitation will be Saturday March 27th 10:00 A. M. – 12:00 P.M.at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with services following at 12:00 P. M. in the Chapel of Stricklin-King. Internment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery I the Fugates Community of Yazoo County. The family expresses their heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all of the prayers and thoughts. They also thank MS Home Care and Baptist Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion and thank Hannah Moton for helping care for their father. Dave grew up in the Midway community on the family farm and attended Midway and Benton schools. He met his lifetime sweetheart, “Ollie Rea”, when he was in the eighth grade and she was in the seventh grade. Dave loved sports. At 13, he played on the Midway amateur baseball team. At 14, he joined the Belzoni American Legion baseball team. He also played with a league in Grenada. At Benton High School, he excelled in baseball, basketball and football. At 17, Dave signed a professional baseball contract with the New York Yankees. He played for the Yankee Class C farm club at Grand Forks, North Dakota. He then moved to Joplin, Missouri to become the third baseman on the Joplin Miners who became the 1950 champion of the Western Association. When not in baseball, Dave attended college at Southern and Delta State. Dave served with the Army 31st “Dixie Division” during the Korean War. Dave played on the Army baseball team while at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and then at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. During a weekend pass, Dave drove to Mississippi to marry Rea Thomas, the love of his life, on September 1, 1951. They made their home on the road with the Army and then with the Birmingham, Alabama Barons baseball team.


David A. Waters

Mar 27,2021

They then settled in the Scotland community near Rea’s parents. It was at “Merry Acres” that Dave and Rea reared their three children and taught them about family, the simplicity in country living, and God’s amazing love. Dave farmed along the way, but his passion was raising cattle. Dave also worked for Southern Natural Gas and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Dave’s love for sports led him into coaching. At Benton Academy, he coached baseball, football and basketball. He led the baseball team to a Class ‘A’ state championship. He coached his son in Little League. He coached his grandsons at home, playing pepper in the front yard when they were just two years old. He believed in working hard and playing hard and enjoyed being around sports, watching ballgames, and encouraging young men. Dave loved hunting, fishing, nature, camping, the mountains, and good food, especially Rea’s caramel cake and ice cream. Dave was loved and respected by many people and will be greatly missed. We have peace knowing Daddy is strolling over Heaven with Mom by his side.


Lucian Alexander Newton

Mar 27,2021

Lucian Alexander Newton, 82, of Yazoo City, passed away peacefully at his home on March 23, 2021 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 30, 1938 in Greenville, MS to Jackson Alexander and Ruby Bagley Newton; he was the eldest of 5 siblings. He was raised in Hollandale, MS, where his family was engaged in farming. Upon graduating from Hollandale High School, where he was on the football team and a member of the FFA, he married the former Claudia Corder on December 24, 1956, enlisted in the US Navy, and served his country proudly for 21 years, retiring in 1976. He was subsequently employed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and retired again after 20 years of service in various roles. Upon retiring he remained active, starting his own business focused on the reforestation of the Mississippi Delta by planting trees. He subsequently held multiple jobs, always wishing to remain active and satisfy his love of work. Failing eyesight finally forced him to give up his last job in August 2020. . He was preceded in death by his parents, two younger brothers, Marcus Newton of Indiana, Ralph Newton of Hollandale, and his much loved sister-in-law and friend, Barbara Corder Belk of Greenwood. He leaves to treasure his memory his beloved wife of 64 years, Claudia Corder Newton; two daughters, Nicole Salley (Chris), Lyndsey Newton; and 4 grandchildren, Chris B. Salley, Marshal Salley, Ava Salley, and John Salley. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Louise (Truman) Hill of Senatobia, his brother, Tommy Newton (Debbie) of Marmaduke, Arkansas, along with a host of much loved cousins, nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their deepest thanks and appreciation for the staff and nurses at Baptist Hospice Care, with particular love and thanks to Lauren Burdine, Christina Fletcher, Kristen Norris, Emily Tucker,Mary Gordon, and Kelly Manor for their outstanding and loving care of our father and grandfather. Visitation will be Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home from 1:30 - 3:00. Graveside services will immediately follow at the Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the arrangements for Lucian A. Newton


Massena Fontaine "Sonny" Jones

Mar 23,2021

Massena Fontaine (Sonny) Jones, Jr. On Saturday, March 20, 2021, our precious loved one left us to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born on January 1, 1948, to Massena F. Jones and Mary Mavis Daniels Jones at Fort Baker, CA. Growing up as an “Air Force Brat”, he was fiercely patriotic and spent most of his early years (3) in England and in Bossier City, LA (Barksdale AFB). Having lived in Yazoo County for almost 60 years, he considered himself to be a native of Yazoo County with roots in Vaughan. Sonny was a registered pharmacist, having completed his undergraduate studies at Mississippi State University and graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Most of his career was spent as a hospital pharmacist, first at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston, TX and retired from St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. He also served his local community in Yazoo City as a retail pharmacist for many years. Sonny loved motorcycling, being outdoors, and was skilled at repairing everything from vehicles, to clocks, to plumbing. There was nothing he couldn’t fix and he was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He loved the Northwest and made many trips with friends to hunt elk and traveled to Alaska many times on his motorcycle. He and his daughters loved their trips to Yellowstone, camping out and exploring. He was a skilled motorcyclist from an early age and had quite a collection of bikes. He loved guns and was a skilled marksman, enjoying sharing his love of shooting with his family and friends. He was an excellent cook and was known for his hot fudge sauce which he shared with fortunate family and friends. He enjoyed and participated in many sports throughout his life—archery, shooting, bowling, tennis, bicycling, handball, and racquetball. To know Sonny was to love him, and he loved you right back, even more. He has always been a loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, as Dad, Pawpaw, and Uncle Sonny. His legacy to us all is his great love and generosity. We FELT his love and if he knew you liked something he would be sure you had it. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved nephew Warren (Boo) King. He is survived by his daughters Cassie Renee Jones (James) and Callie Anne Parker (Charles) on whom he doted and they loved him dearly; his grandsons who completed his life and with whom he loved spending his time and spoiling, Cooper, Cullen, Conner, and Camden Parker; his stepdaughter Tammy Twiner; his niece Ashley Brantley (Jeff) and their children Elizabeth and Mason, all who adored. him; his nephew William Crawford (Amy) and their children Taylor and Jordan, all who loved him so much; his sister Anne Marini (Bob) and his twin sister Carol Crawford. His survivors also include his countless friends who he loved and whose lives he touched along the way. Visitation for Sonny will be Tuesday March 23rd 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. With services at 11:00 A. M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with Rev. Ken Anderson officiating. Internment will follow in Blackjack Cemetery. We will love him and miss him, his jokes, his stories, his laugh, his advice every day that we live. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Rifle Association or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Thank you for you love and prayers.


Virgie Lee

Mar 21,2021

Vergie Catherine Heggins Lee (MawMaw) was born the daughter of Monroe and Minnie Miller Heggins on January 8, 1931 in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi. Vergie married the love of her life, Jack Lee (PapMan) on August 28, 1949, Jack preceded Vergie in death as well as her sons Joe R. Lee (Judy) and Tommy Lee. Additionally, Vergie was preceded in death by brothers ML Heggins, Bilbo Heggins," Ben Heggins, Delano Roosevelt "Del" (Molly), Johnny Heggins and sister Margie Heggins May. She is survived by two brothers Marion "Jim" Heggins (Joyce) of Houston, TX and Hiwatha Heggins (Chantel) of France, 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and many neices and nephews. Vergie loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. She loved to fish and to ride horses attending many trail rides. It was nothing for Vergie to hook up the horse trailer and take off on an adventure trail riding with the Grands coming home with trophies that were awarded to the "oldest rider on the trailride"! She also loved to fish and took a select few on a fishing expedition to her "lucky pond". One would need to remember not to come away with the "lions share" of fish or trips to the "lucky pond" would not be in their immediate future! Those who knew Vergie would say that she was a very "strong-willed lady" as she came form an era that "if it needed to be done" then just get it done, whether it was trimming limbs from the house top at 70+ years, getting on the roof to adjust the TV antenae or breaking a horse to pull a wagon! Vergie was not scared to just "get it done". Vergie retired from Nursing having been affiliated with several hospitals in Mississippi during her career. Everyone who knew Vergie is aware that she had a "green thumb", loving to grow any kind of a plant or tree or huge garden every summer. Her latest was a pineapple plant that she grew at Autumn Hill where the staff and Residents got to enjoy the "fruit of her labor" when the pineapple was harvested and eaten! Vergie will truly be missed by her family and friends here on earth, however we have peace knowing she is with Jesus and her family in Heaven! Celebration Of Life Service will be 11:30 Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS. Visitation will be 10:30-11:30 before service with interment following at Glenwood Cemetery.


Michael Joseph Earley

Mar 18,2021

Michael Joseph Earley, 64, of Eden passed away at his residence Friday March 12, 2021. A Construction Superintendent at Site Masters Construction he was a member of First Baptist Church Yazoo City. Survivors include his wife Kathy Holeman Earley, a daughter Kathryn Earley both of Eden and a brother Bill Earley of Peraland, TX. Visitation will be Wednesday March 17th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home with services in The Stricklin King Chapel Thursday March 18th at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Gary Henderson officiating. Internment will follow in The Itta Bena Cemetery.


George O. "Rock" Bowlin

Mar 10,2021

George O. “Rock” Bowlin, 73, of Brandon, formerly of Louise passed away Sunday March 7, 2021 at his residence. A salesman for Waring Oil Company he was of The Baptist Faith and a Veteran of The United States Air Force. Survivors include his son; Danny Bowlin and a sister; Jo Anne Bowlin Means both of Weatherford, TX, grandsons; Chase, Blake, Brady Bowlin, and Anthony Rodriquez, grand daughter; Isabel Blankenship, and 9 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday March 10th 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City followed by services at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel of Stricklin King Funeral Home internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Jim Ingram officiating. Serving as pallbearers are; Todd Hyde, Tommy Hyde, Bo Bowlin, Sport Milner, Brady Bowlin, and Anthony Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers are; Freeman Young and Kenny Williams.


Betty Sanders Johnson

Mar 09,2021

Betty Sanders Johnson, 85, of Bentonia passed away at her residence Saturday March 6, 2021. Formerly a driver for East Ford she was a member of Bentonia Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons; Richard (Belinda) Sanders of Bentonia, Bobby ( Tammy) Sanders of Madison, and Allen (Twillia) Sanders of Bentonia, 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, brothers; Charles Richardson of Pocahontas, and Jimmy Richardson of Starkville, and a sister; Pam Ferris of Flora. Betty was preceded in death by her husbands; Billy Johnson and Bo Sanders, a daughter; Cherie Hancock, a brother; Larry Richardson, a great great grandchild, and her parents Spurgeon and Christine Branning. Graveside services will be Tuesday March 9th at 2:00 P.M. in Bentonia Baptist Church Cemetery. With Rev. D J. Specner officiating. No visitation is scheduled.


Jerrie S. "Jerry" Slack

Mar 07,2021

Jerrie S. “Jerry” Slack, 68, of Tchula passed away Thursday March 4, 2021 Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto. A Homemaker she was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her husband Tom Slack, sons; Randy (Mimi) Taylor of Ridgeland, Jay (Jamie) Taylor of Brandon, and Vince Merrell of Collins, 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brother; Scoot (Gail) Stovall of Cooper Hill, VS, sister Vickie (Toby) Melton of Madison. Jerry was preceded in death by her parents; James B, and June Blackwell Stovall, sisters; Kathy King and Sandra Ragland. Services will be conducted at Stricklin King Funeral Home Chapel Sunday March 7th at 2:00 P.M. Visitation will precede the services 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. Burial will follow in The Ebernezer Methodist Church Cemetery in Holmes County. Serving as pallbearers are; Dylan McDonald, Randy Taylor, Scoot Stovall, Toby Melton, Jay Taylor, Vince Merrell, and Logan Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are; Vaiden Taylor, Briggs Taylor, Wash Taylor, Ridge Taylor, and Richard Eldridge.


Harris Wayne Burleson

Mar 06,2021

Harris “Wayne” Burleson, 83, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Wednesday March 3, 2021. Wayne was a Food Broker and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his son; David Wayne (Elizabeth) Burleson of Raymond, grandson; Parker Burleson of Yazoo City,step grandson; Chase Ward of Raymond, step granddaughter; Ashley (Tim) Thomas, step great granddaughters; Addison Blount of Raymond, and Bri Anna Thomas of Raymond step great grandson; Preston Blount, sister and brother-in-law; Billie & Charlie Moaghan of Yazoo City, nephew; Mikie Monaghan of Jackson, niece; Missy (Kyle) Pace of Brandon, great niece Baleigh Pace, and sister Elevelyn Green of Washington State. Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home will be Saturday March 6th at 1:00 P.M. in Dover Cemetery in Yazoo County.


Howard White, Sr.

Mar 04,2021

Howard White, 78, of Benton passed away Monday March, 1, 2021 at his home in Benton, Ms. Mr. White was retired after many years with Yazoo County. Mr. White is survived by his spouse Nellie Frances White of Benton, son Howard White, Jr. of White River, TN, daughter Sheila Renea Hill of Oakley, CA, and a brother Eugene White of Benton, MS. he was preceded in death by his parents Lonnie and Susie White as well as his brother Herbert White. Funeral services for Mr. White will be Thursday March 4, 2021. There will be a visitation from 12:30-2:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with a graveside service following at Bethlehem Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev Jeff Dixon will officiate the service under the direction of Stricklin-King.


Elizabeth Bernice McGinty

Mar 03,2021

Elizabeth Bernice McGinty, 70, of Bentonia, Ms. passed away February 27, 2021. Mrs. McGinty was a Homemaker for many years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and a faithful servant of the Lord. Mrs. McGinty is survived by her sons; Cuck McGinty and Chad McGinty, 4 Grandchildren, brother Thomas Howell, sisters; Janie Howell, Linda Dozier and Joyce Kelley. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband John Earl McGinty Sr., and a son John Earl McGinty Jr. Funeral services for Mrs. McGinty will be held Wednesday March 3, 2021 at 1:00 at Central Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 12-1 prior to the service. Internment will be held at Scotland Cemetery. Stricklin-King will handle all arrangemnts.


Sarah Passons Davis

Mar 02,2021

Sarah Passons Davis left her earthly home on Friday, February 26 surrounded by her children after a short battle with pneumonia. She was born July 24, 1936 to Major Andrew (Buster) Passons and Lorena Passons. She met and married the love of her life, Lathen E. Davis and was his faithful wife and companion until his death. She was a member of Ogden Baptist Church, serving for a number of years as their director of music. Sarah also taught Sunday School and served on numerous church committees. Always ready with a meal for any family or church need, she was well known for her cooking skill. Sarah loved to work in her garden and yard, fish, and hunted for many years. She loved spending time with her family and friends and hosted many years of family gatherings. Sarah was a hairdresser for 67 years and had continued working until her recent illness. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lathen, brothers, W. A. Passons, Preston Passons, E.O. (Buddy) Passons and sister Cornelia Passons. Sarah leaves behind one son, Edward (Diatra) Davis of Bentonia, a daughter Melanie (Rick) White of Raymond, one sister, Carolyn (Bill) Cotten of Cullman, AL, granddaughters Erica (Chad) Parker of Clinton, Kim (Coatney) Tucker of Bentonia, Jennifer (Ryan) Kelly of Hattiesburg, and Allison (Drew) Wilson of Raymond. She was great-grandmother to Davis (Jordan) Parker, Sarah Grace Parker, Riley Tucker, Elizabeth Ann Kelly, Andrew Kelly, Kinley Wilson, and Cooper Wilson. Sarah had one great-great grandson, Jett Parker. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Ogden Baptist Church in Bentonia or Son Valley Ministries in Ridgeland. Visitation for the family will be Monday, March 1 from 5-7 p.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2 at Stricklin-King Chapel with burial following in Flora Cemetery.


Malvern "Butch" Smith

Feb 25,2021

Malvern M. “Butch” Smith, Jr., 59 of Vaughn passed away Monday February 22,2021 atMerit River Region Medial Center in Vicksburg. A truck Driver at Simmons Catfish an a member of Central Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; Sarah Smith, son; Dee (Sarah) Martin of Bentonia, grandchildren; A. D. Martin, Lynlee Martin, Blair Wells, and Annelyse Wells, sisters; Margaret Harber of Bentonia, Martha Bonny of Gulfport, Kay Davis of Gulfport, Lelillian McCoy of DeQueen, AR,and Ann Meddeke of West Point Visitation will be Thursday February 25th 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Followed by the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. At Central Baptist Church , Highway 49 Frontage Road, Little Yazoo with Rev. Scotty Smith officiating. Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery. The family has entrusted Stricklin King Funeral Home with the arrangements. Serving as pallbearers are; Jason Harber,Josh Farrow, Hunter Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Ellis Douglas, and Jay Coleman. Honorary pallbearers are, John Moore, Tim Saxton, Bob Paul, Seger Collier, Clay Williamson, Pope May, and Henry Coghlan


Glenda Creech "Bit" Franklin

Feb 24,2021

Glenda “Bit” Kay Franklin, 57, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence on Wednesday February 17, 2021. Glenda was born on November 22, 1963. Glenda’s early years were spent in the Phoenix, MS community with her family. She fulfilled her calling of serving others when she later pursued a nursing degree. She was well known among the medical community for always providing the highest standard of care and advocating for those in need. Glenda was primarily known for her sense of humor and an unconditional love for everyone that she met. She had a very outgoing personality, loved to cook for those she loved, and enjoyed spending time outdoors. Glenda was always honest, quick-witted, and with a smile on her face you never questioned where you stood. Over the last 5 years, she and her husband traveled all across the United States for trapping conventions. She quickly became well known throughout this community while making lifelong friends that quickly grew to love her as she loved them. She cultivated a love for making fur hats, trapping, and became knowledgeable about plants and herbs. She is survived by her husband Wayne Franklin; sons Charles Creech and Jeremy Creech; stepchildren Randa Franklin and Rachel Franklin; mother Hazel Hancock; sister Patricia Burt; and grandchildren Addy and Jeremy Creech, and Hayes and Harper Gordon. She always expressed her unwavering love for her nieces, nephews, and extended family. She is preceded in death by her husband Wayne Creech, husband Lyman Tate; father AJ Hancock; sister Linda Kennedy; and brother Jimmy Hancock. Visitation will be Wednesday February 24th at Stricklin King Funeral Home from 12:00-1:30 P.M. with a graveside service to follow at Ogden Baptist Church Cemetery on Highway 433 West in Yazoo County.


Alice Fay Cummings Johnston

Feb 23,2021

Alice Fay Cummings Johnston was born on March 31, 1925 to parents, William Flowers Cummings and Carrie Ida Peck. She passed away at her home in Yazoo City, MS on February 17, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Jack Cummings and Maurice Cummings; sisters Annie Farrish, Ethel Sanders, and Mary Worthy Lewis; husband Gilruth Johnston; and a step-son, Michael Johnston. She was employed at E&W Manufacturing Company throughout the company’s operating years. She also worked at Black’s Department Store, Black and White Department Store, and Anderson’s Jewelry. She loved being around people and making new friends. She is survived by two children, Jackie (Jack) Varner and Bennie K Warrington. She resided with her daughter for the last 20 years of her life. Other survivors include 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 10:00 am until 11:45 am, followed by a graveside service by Brother Sam Riddell at Glenwood Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Otto Worthy, Billy Worthy, Ernie Senior, Paul Dozier, Terry Dozier, and William David Pigg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baptist Hospice in Yazoo City, MS.


Kathryn Hearst Broom

Feb 23,2021

Kathryn Hearst Broom passed away Monday, February 15, 2021. She was 88, a native of Benton, and a member of Black Jack Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Dewey and Eva Hearst, her brothers Elkin and Randolph Hearst, her sisters Doris Hearst Teaster and Evelyn Hearst Robinson, and a son David Broom,Sr. Mrs. Broom leaves behind her husband of 69 years, Willard Broom, a son Greg(Kathy) of Yazoo City, and two daughters Lisa Broom Ables of Yazoo City and Kay Broom Ray (Brad) of Madison, and a daughter-in-law Mazelle Broom of Starkville. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. Visitation will be Tuesday February 23rd at Stricklin King Funeral Home starting at 12:30 P.M.followed by Graveside services will be held for friends and family at 2:00 PM at Black Jack Baptist Church Cemetery in Vaughan, Ms. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Dr. David White will be officiating her funeral. Pallbearers will be David Broom,Jr. ,Preston Ray, Tommy Lewis, Jon David Russell, Billy Robinson, and Matt Edgar. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jason Ables, Randy Robinson, and Randy Hearst.


Willard Broom

Feb 23,2021

 Willard Broom passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021. He was 89, a resident of Benton, and a member of Black Jack Baptist Church. Mr. Broom was a Mason , an Air Force veteran,  and Army National Guard veteran. He was a retired computer systems analyst  at Mississippi Chemical Corporation.     Mr. Broom was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Kathryn Hearst Broom. He was also preceded in death by his parents Cassie and Anna Lois Broom, six sisters Bernice Bell, Geraldine Lowery, Imogene Myers, Eloise Pittman, Doris Williams, and Annette Broom, two brothers Roger Broom and Grayson Broom, and a son David Willard Broom, Sr.       Mr.  Broom leaves behind a son,Greg Broom(Kathy) of Yazoo City, Two daughters Lisa Broom Ables of Yazoo City and Kay Broom Ray(Brad) of Madison, and one daughter-in-law Mazelle Beach Broom of Starkville. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren and three great-granddaughters,    A private service will be held for immediate family on Tuesday,February 23 at 12:30 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home.  A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date for Mr. Broom at Black Jack Church Cemetery in Vaughan, Mississippi. 


Billy Joe Ragland

Feb 22,2021

Billy Joe Ragland, best known to his family and friends as “Rock,” passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. He was loved by all for his generous and fun-loving personality. As a life-long farmer he was a cherished mentor to many. Billy Joe was born in Yazoo City on December 8, 1948 to James Hubert Ragland and Margaret Gertrude Sumrall Ragland. He was raised in Satartia, MS and graduated from Bentonia High School in 1966. After graduating Billy Joe joined with his father-in-law, Thomas J. Kirk, and began a farming business that has grown into a 3-generation multifaceted operation. He was an active member in all aspects of the farming community. He served as a board member of the Yazoo County Soil and Water Conservation, State Soybean Promotion Board, Farm Service Agency, Cotton Producers Gin and as president of the Yazoo County Farm Bureau. Billy Joe is survived by his wife, Deborah Ragland; daughter Lori Ledlow and her husband Michael; son Ryan Ragland and his wife Sarah and six grandchildren: Morgan Stoner (Smith Stoner), Devin Ledlow (Wyeth Faucett Ledlow), Anna Ryan Ragland, Libbi Kyle Ragland, Reese Ragland and Maggie Day Ragland. He also leaves behind his sisters: Francis Lloyd, Ruth Torrans, and Carol Parrett. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Bobby Ragland and James Ragland and his sister Geraldine Kain. He will always be our ROCK. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:00p.m. at First United Methodist Church Yazoo City under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home A private, family only graveside service will follow. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to First United Methodist Church or Manchester Academy.


Alice Hearn Green

Feb 22,2021

Alice (Hearn) Green, 89, of Vancleave formerly of Yazoo City passed away at her home in Vancleave Sunday February 14, 2021. An Operator and Inspector at E & W Manufacturing Company for 26 and a half years. Born February 10, 1932 to Nicholas Henderson and Mary Melissie (Scott) Hearn, Alice married James Vernon Green June 12,1951 and was a beloved mother birthing 2 boys, James Ray Green, and Randy Glen Green and later adopting her 2 grandsons, James Lamar Green and Richard Glen Green. Her family and faith meant everything to Alice and she instilled this in her 4 boys. To know Alice was to lover her immensely. She was a lifelong believer of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and a faithful helper to anyone in need. Alice lived in Yazoo City, Mississippi a majority of her life and attended First Presbyterian Church before relocating to Vancleave, Mississippi to live with her son James, due to health concerns. She id preceded in death by her husband; James Vernon Green, son; Randy Glen Green, brothers; George Henderson Hearn, James Edward Hearn, Jon Aubrey Hearn, and her sister; Annie Melissie (Hearn) Warren. Survivors are, sons; James Ray Green, 67, of Winnsboro, TX, James Lamar Green, 48, of Vancleave, MS, Richard Glen Green, 47, of Meridian, MS, 18 grandchildren,18 great grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home will be Monday February 22nd at 11:00 A.M. in Glenwood Cemetery with Dr Charlie Wingard the Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church officiating. No visitation is scheduled. In Lieu of Flowers please make donations to First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City, MS.


Billy Hampton Wells

Feb 21,2021

Billy Hampton Wells passed away February 13, 2021 at UMMC in Jackson, MS. He was born on December 19, 1937 in McComb, MS to Earl Wells and Aylene Burris Wells. He grew up in the Smithdale community near McComb. Billy resided there until his graduation from Mars Hill High School in 1956. Billy had a number of jobs before he moved to Yazoo City where he joined the Yazoo City Police Force. While living in Yazoo City, he met and married his wife of over 50 years, Glenda Sligh Wells. He had a dream of owning his own trucking company which came true and for many years he traveled the country. In later years, he hauled grain for local farmers until his retirement due to health reasons. Billy kept in touch with the many friends he made while traveling as well as former classmates. If you were ever a friend of his, you were forever a friend. He was an avid Ole Miss fan along with his whole family. Other than his wife he is survived by daughters, Krista Palich (John) of Brandon, Kay Wells Bradley (Bubba) of Yazoo City, and son Brad Wells of Yazoo City. Granddaughters Karen Thomas (Jared) and Emily Lee (Ryan) of Brandon. Gracie Wells, Ann Hampton Wells, and Rivers Wells of Yazoo City and one grandson, Jack Wells of Yazoo City. Sisters Bobbie Dunaway, Gloria Williams, Paulette Carruth, and Sharon Coon, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Parkview Church of God Sunday February 21, 2021 under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 with funeral service and burial following.


Dr William P Thompson

Feb 20,2021

We are so sorry, but we were just informed the cemetery is closed to graveside services for due to ice. There will be a private service for immediate family only at Second Presbyterian church. We regret the inconvenience and send many thanks to all for your love, support, and prayers. The family of Dr Will Thompson


John Russell Lewis

Feb 10,2021

John Russell Lewis died on Saturday, February 6, 2021. He was 59, a native of Yazoo City, and a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was the son of the late Jessie Burt Lewis and the late Marilyn Martin Lewis. Russell met and married his bride and loving wife of 33 years, Dianne, when they were in their early twenties. Together they had two daughters, Jessie and Marie, who made Russell a very proud father. Although he was often reserved and a homebody in nature, one of Russell’s greatest joys was coaching his daughters’ little league softball teams. Throughout their junior high and high school years, Russell could be found watching his daughters’ soccer games, tennis matches, and cheering on the Mavericks. His happiest times were supporting his girls and he treated their friends like they were his own. As a young man, Russell worked for Air Care Incorporated Flying Service as a crop duster flag man and loader. He became a licensed pilot at the age of 18. Russell worked for years as a gin manager, ginning cotton in the surrounding communities at Yazoo Planters Gin in Carter, MS, Carroll Gin Company in Holly Bluff, MS, Cotton Producers Inc. in Bentonia, MS, and Mid-Delta Cotton Processors in Belzoni, MS. He won multiple industry safety awards and ginned over a million bales of cotton over 33 year career. Those who knew Russell well knew him to be funny with a quick-witted humor. He was an avid outdoors-man, and some of his girls’ best memories are in the deer stand hunting or fishing with their dad. Russell is preceded in death by his parents Jessie Burt Lewis and Marilyn Martin Lewis. He is survived by his wife, Dianne Morrison Lewis, and daughters Jessie Lewis Jones (Rob) and Martha Marie Lewis; brothers Bill Lewis of Columbus, MS, and Ronnie Lewis of Yazoo City, MS. A graveside service will be held for family and friends at 1:00pm on Wednesday, February 10th at Central Holmes Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Baptist Medical Center the University of Mississippi Medical Center for his care during his stay there. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


William "Sonny" Porter

Feb 08,2021

William Eugene “Sonny” Porter, age 81, passed away peacefully in his home, Friday February 5, 2021, surrounded by his family. Sonny was born on October 1, 1939 and was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Emily Hanna Porter, his wife; Jeanette, sisters; Elizabeth Ricker and Faye Gordon, and his brothers; Rudolph Porter, Ray Porter, and Roy Porter . He is survived by his daughter Janis Hunt of Paragould, Arkansas and his son Reid Porter(Trish) of Yazoo City, as well as his grandson, Clint Hunt (Alicia) and great grandchildren Justin, Mattie, and Paisley Hunt all of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and one brother, Earl Porter of Yazoo City. Sonny was born and raised in Yazoo County and, except for the time spent serving his country in the U. S. Army, that is where he called home. He was a devoted family and enjoyed time spent with them especially at the family deer camp, “A Family Affair Hunting Club. After retirement from a lifetime of driving “big trucks” he spent most of his time at the deer camp sitting around the fire laughing, joking singing, and of course running from bears. Visitation for Sonny will be at Stricklin King Funeral Home Monday February 8th beginning at 12:00 P.M. followed by graveside at Fletcher's Chapel Cemetery in Yazoo County at 2:00 P.M. Due to restrictions from Covid-19, the family ask that all attendees follow social distancing and mask requirements.


Barry Clark Saxton, Sr.

Feb 05,2021

Barry Clark Saxton, Sr., 68 of Benton passed away Thursday January 28, 2021 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center. An Equipment Operator with The Corp of Engineers he was a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors include his wife Cheryl Hutchinson Saxton, sons; Barry Clark Saxton, Jr. of Benton, and Timothy Reid Saxton of Redwood, 5 grandchildren, brothers; Kenny (Ida) Saxton of Benton, and Robbie (Brenda) Saxton of Clinton, sisters; Annie Eldridge of Clinton, Janice (Doug) Kirk of Yazoo City, and Kathy Walker of Flowood, and a sister-in-law Cindi (Mark) Jenkins of Carthage, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Barry was preceded in death by brothers; Fred Saxton, Terry Saxton and George Robert Saxton, sisters; Evie Neely and Betty Potter. Memorial services will be held Friday February 5th at Parkview Church of God on Highway 16E, Yazoo City with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Followed by services at 11:00 A.M. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Rev. Ken Lynch officiating.


Jimmy Dale Druey, Sr.

Feb 03,2021

Jimmy Dale Druey Sr passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at St Domincs hospital in Jackson MS from heart failure on February 1st 2021. at the age of 75.He was the youngest of 6 children (Bobbie, Dewitt, Elvie, June and Faye) born to the late Reverend Otis Elmer and late Velma Druey on February 10 1945 in Yazoo county.    He worked many jobs to provide for his family including Warren Brothers inc, Yazoo Ready Mix, H & M Picker Service and retired as the Yazoo County Road Manager.      He was preceded in Death by his Parents, all of his siblings and his first wife Kaye Ketchum Druey.   He had many names Daddy, Papaw, Pow Pow, Jimmy, Big Jimmy, Jimmy Jimmy, Uncle Jimmy and friend.  But no matter what you called him he was a devoted Husband, Daddy, Pow-Pow, Uncle Jimmy, and Friend to Many.  He was known by many for his heart of gold.  He was always willing to help others when in need, whether it was working on vehicles, building whatever was needed, or just sitting, chatting or having a drink with old friends.      He is survived by his Wife Pam Crocker Ainsworth Druey,  his son Jimmy Dale Druey Jr (Sharon).  His daughter Paige Druey Richardson (late David), Step Daughter Amice Ainsworth Bridgers (Barry) and his step son Rand Ainsworth (Toshia), grandchildren Ashton, Macey, Addie Kaye, Mary Michael, Lillie Dale, Katie, Selah, Bailey Sydney, Coalter, AnaLee, and Tripper.   He will be missed by his multitude of family and friends.  For all that knew him, loved him.  Visitation for Jimmy will be at Stricklin King Funeral Home Wednesday February 3rd starting at 11:00 A.M.until the 1:00 P.M. graveside service in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev, Jack Marshall will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are; Jason Dew, Brett Ribison, Chad Strickland, Steve Reeves, Billy Vandevere,and Michael Droge. Honorary pallbearers are; Bubba Dew, John Anderson, Darrell Mills, Randall Mathis, Lonzo Hood, Earl Mathis, Larry Dixon, Kevin Helton, and Ronnie Boutwell.


Barbara W. Hicks

Feb 01,2021

Barbara W. Hicks, 79, of Wesson, formerly of the Mechanicsburg Community in Yazoo County passed away at her residence in Wesson Saturday January 30, 2021. A homemaker she was a member of Sylvarena Baptist Church in Copiah County. Survivors include her daughters; Melissa Michelle Tanksley of Wesson, and Laneita (Elwin) Gary of Bentonia, son; Robert Hicks, Jr. of Fairbanks , AL, 13 grandchildren,12 Great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Hicks, Sr., a daughter; Karen A. Hicks, 2 grandsons; Charles A Scarbough, and Kevin Munn, a son-in-law Randy Potter,and a great grandson Carter Gary. Private family graveside services will be conducted Monday February 1st in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Pallbearers are; Sebastian Luke, Zachary Luke, Hunter Hicks, Jordan Ward, Jadon Hughes, Tommy Potter, Jason Gary, and Josh McClintock.


Calvin Clay Polk

Jan 30,2021

Calvin Clay Polk, 70, of Lexington passed away Wednesday January 27, 2021. A Draftsman with Advance Engineering he was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife Lori “BoBo” Polk, son; Shane (Lindsay) Polk of Vicksburg, step son; Lance (Grace) Pickle of Canton, and Spencer Murray granddaughters; Karman Polk, Ariel Jackson and Natalie Polk grandsons; Jordan Murray, and Landon Jackson, brother; Darren “Ann” Polk of Yazoo City, and a sister; Diane Marie Fortenberry of Terry, Calvin was preceded in death by his parents Farest H. and Billie J Harris Polk and a sister Cheryl Hughes. Services will be conducted at Stricklin King Funeral Home Chapel Saturday January 30th, with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. followed by services at 2:00 P.M.. Rev. Scotty Smith will officiate. Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery on Dover Rd in Yazoo County.


William "Bill" Cleo Boutwell, Jr.

Jan 29,2021

William Cleo “Bill” Boutwell, Jr, 68, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence in The Feerun Community of Yazoo County, Tuesday January 26,2021. He was an Installer of HVCA units. Survivors include his wife; Gayle VanCleave Boutwell, sons; Billy Boutwell of Madison, and Stephen Boutwell of Yazoo City, sisters; Kaye Boutwell McCrory, Diane Boutwell Greg of Kosciusko, and Paula Boutwell Kerr of McCool, daughter-in-law Jennifer Boutwell of Madison, grandsons; William Chase Boutwell of Madison, and James Boyle Boutwell of Tinsley, granddaughter Aby Blair Boutwell of Madison and a sister-in-law; Marilyn Vancleave of Yazoo City. Graveside services under the Direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home will be conducted Friday January 29th at 2:00 P.M. in the VanCleave Family Cemetery on Old Tchula Rd in Yazoo City. Serving as pallbearers are; Billy Boutwell, Nate VanCleave, John VanCleave, Stephen Boutwell, and Ray Isonhood.


Jon Dilley Ertle

Jan 28,2021

John Dilley Ertle, 82, of Pearl passed away Thursday January 21, 2021 at the Mississippi Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. A Business owner he was a member of Melrose Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughter' Myrtlena Stephens of Pearl, brother Charles Ben Ertle, Jr of Shreveport, LA, and a sister; Alicia Farage of Memphis, TN. He was preceded in death by; sister; Sunnye Gaye Baham, brother; Gerald T. Ertle and his parents; Charles B. and Myrtliene Dilley Ertle, Sr. Graveside services were held on Thursday January 28th at Melrose Cemetery. Rev. Trent Sligh officiated.


Grady Howell

Jan 27,2021

Grady Lynn Howell , 81 , of Yazoo City , Ms went to be with the Lord on Saturday January 23rd at 2:50 pm while at home surrounded by his family. Grady was born in Bentonia, Ms on April 24th, 1939 to William George Howell & Edna Marjorie Howell Grady spent most of his life in Yazoo County and Flora , MS. He was an entrepreneur owning several businesses during his life time. He served as an alderman for several years in the city of Flora and as a board member for Tri-County Academy. Grady was a faithful member of Yazoo City Church of God for 25 years where he served in several positions and then a faithful member of God's Harvest Church of God in Indianola, MS where he served in ministry for 5 years. Grady also served in the US Army in 101st Airborne. Grady did a lot over the years to help many people in his community and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was the founding member of the Kinsman Gospel group and loved traveling and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ but his greatest passion was his family. Over the years he and his wife Brenda traveled many miles following their sons and grandchildren to support them as they played sports. Grady is preceded in death by his mother Edna Marjorie Howell , father William George Howell and grandson Jordan Jarjoura. He is survived by his faithful wife of 54 years Brenda Howell , daughter Jody Jarjoura(Peter)Austin , TX , sons Mike Norman(Teresa) Cropwell, AL , Darren Norman Trussville, Al , Timothy Howell (Donna) Indianola , MS , Shannon Howell (Lana) Flora ,MS, Brother Roger Howell(Betty) Flora, MS , Sisters ,Diane Talbot Bentonia ,MS , Cynthia Pigg(Holly) Bentonia , MS Granchildren Zachary Jarjoura , Marlena Jarjoura , Lydia Jarjoura , Brandy Norman , Hollie Hall , Tim Norman , Taylor Howell, Isabella Howell, Judah Howell, Helyn Howell, Christian Howell , Spencer Howell, CJ Johnson , Britney Singleton and four great granchildren Services for Grady Howell have been entrusted to Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City and will be held Tuesday January 27th at the Yazoo City Church of God with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. until the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Dover Cemetery in Yazoo County.


Donna N Pepper

Jan 25,2021

Donna N. Pepper, 88 of Vaughan passed away Thursday January 21, 2021 at The Mississippi Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. A Homemaker she was a member of Black Jack Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter; Kathy Roberts of Madison, sons; Stan (Becky) Pepper, Jr of Ridgeland, and Donnie (Dianne) Pepper of Vaughan, 5 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Mrs. Pepper was preceded in death by her parents; Donald Wayne and Lillie Cecil Northrup and her husband; Stanford W. Pepper, Sr. Graveside services will be Monday January 25th at 10:00 A.M. in Black Jack Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Cortez Hutchinson. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will not be a visitation.


Rita Middelton

Jan 24,2021

Rita Hearst Middleton left this earth for her heavenly home on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 after a lengthy illness and prolonged stay at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Rita was born October 22, 1947 to E.L. and Connie Netherland Hearst of Benton, MS. In 1965 she graduated from Benton High School where she was a cheerleader, homecoming maid, and outstanding basketball player. Her senior year she was selected Miss Benton High, Most Popular Girl and Best Girl Athlete. Following high school, Rita attended Holmes Junior College and subsequently worked at the Mississippi Highway Department in Yazoo City, MS. While working there she met the love of her life, Carl Middleton. Shortly thereafter she began working at the law firm of Bridgforth and Love. Carl and Rita were married on January 2, 1971, and they lived in Starkville, MS until Carl graduated from MS State University. They then returned to Yazoo City where Rita resumed her 40 year career as a legal secretary for Bridgforth and Love, later to become Bridgforth, Love and Norquist. Rita was an active member of First Baptist Church of Yazoo City and served on various committees, including the Benevolence Committee where her tossed green salad became an in-demand item. She was also very active in The Mary Brickell Circle which ministered to the Martha Coker Greenhouses. She loved providing entertainment and treats for the residents of the homes. Rita never met a stranger and was a friend to all who crossed her path. She welcomed everyone who entered her home and would make sure they left with a full stomach whether hungry or not. She especially loved pampering all of her daughter’s friends and they loved her for doing it. Her infectious smile brightened everyone’s day at work, at church, at home, and even while in a hospital bed. She was completely selfless and lived to make others happy. She loved music and was always so proud to see her daughter or son-in-law play and sing. Rita was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 50 years; a daughter, Jennifer (Steve) Foltz of Aurora, CO; a grandson, Benjamin Wyatt Foltz; a brother, Gatha (Carolyn) Hearst of Canton, MS; two sisters, Edna Rogers and Melba Mood, both of Yazoo City, MS; and several nephews, nieces and grand nephews and nieces. Funeral services for Rita Middleton will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Visitation will be from 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm followed by a service in the Stricklin-King chapel at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at The Blackjack Baptist Church Cemetery in Vaughan,MS. Reverend Byron Pickering of First Baptist Church will direct the service. Music will be presented by niece Cindy Arredondo. Pallbearers will be nephews Tim Mood, Chris Mood, Kenneth Clark, and Will Mosby; great-nephew Tanner Mood; and Roger Jones. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in memory of Rita to First Baptist Church of Yazoo City or Blackjack Baptist Church of Vaughan, MS.


Floyd Wallce Walker

Jan 23,2021

FLOYD WALLACE WALKER Wallace died on January 18, 2021 at his home in Vaughan Mississippi. Wallace fought a journey of cancer for almost five years. He fought this disease as a tough-minded optimist from beginning to end. Wallace was born December 27, 1940 to Floyd and Mary Walker. Wallace and Peggy Walker were married and had three children: Floyd “Petey” Walker Jr. (Cindy) of Cartersville Georgia, Crystal Newquist (Jimmy) of Madison Mississippi and Kevin Berry Walker. Grandchildren: Chad Walker (Rachel), Sonny Walker (Morgan), Drew Newquist (Theresa), Hallie Perry (Tre’) and Kaitlyn Walker. Great Grandchildren: Haven Grace-Dallas-Tripp and Jackson Walker, Margaret June and Karis Walker, Decker James Newquist and Mary Charles Perry.  Wallace is predeceased by his parents, his wife Peggy Wilkinson Walker, his son Kevin Berry Walker, his brother Charles “Sonny” Berry Walker and his sisters Mary Alice Reese and Katherine Beene.  Wallace’s career was in sales with the same company for 50+ years. He also pursued life with a passion in farming. He absolutely loved the outdoors from sunrise to sundown.  The family is so thankful for Mae Moorehead (caregiver and friend) as she took such amazing care of Wallace and Peggy.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private graveside services will be held at a later date. “ To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” “In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to Black Jack Baptist Church, 1914 Black Jack Road,  Vaughan, Mississippi. 39179.


Debra Joyce Warmack

Jan 22,2021

Debra Joyce Warmack, 66, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday January 21, 2021 at her residence. A Homemaker she was a member of The Church of God. Survivors include her daughter; Tina Nicole Rogers , sons David Scott (Missy) Rogers and Jonathan Lamar (Brittany) Warmack all of Yazoo City, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, sisters; June Jenell Warren of Arkansas, and Judy Ann Murry of Brandon, and a brother; Ricky Lynn Helms of Benton. She was preceded in death by her husband Lamar Warmack, parents; T. C. and Dollie Helms, brothers; Tom Helms, and Timmy Lold Helms. Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home were held Friday January 22nd in Central Holmes Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev. Gary Henderson officiated. Serving as pallbearers were Ashton Blake Kelly, Dylan Rogers, Scotty Rogers, Tommy Helms, Kenny Helms, and Landon Dillard.


Dennis Burrell

Jan 18,2021

Dennis Burrell, 63, of Bentonia passed away at his residence Friday January 15, 2020. Dennis was a driver for Waste Management for 40 years and of the Southern Baptist Faith. Survivors include his son Gary Reid (Tara) Burrell of Bentonia, grandchildren Austyn & Kausee Burrell, sisters; Vicki Lancaster, of Bentonia, Hope Nelson of Yazoo City, and Joy Warren of Warner Robbins, GA. A time of visitation will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home Monday January18th 11:00 A.M. Until 1:00 P.M. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Vada Lee Ashley Wilson

Jan 16,2021

Vada Lee Ashley Wilson was born near Satartia Mississippi in the south Delta on August 1, 1920. She was the second of four children born to a stave cutter from Hot Springs, Arkansas, Dave Ashley and a piano player and cook, Becky Ann Anthony of Carrolton. When Vada was 14 her father Dave Ashley was killed in a fire and the family moved into a dirt-floored one room deer camp donated by a relative. The tiny shack had no plumbing, electricity, or road access. Surviving on little food and on water carried in containers, walking a great distance to school bus access, and reading by the light of kerosene lamps, Vada graduated from Bentonia High School where she played on the intramural basketball team. She married William Alexander “Acey” Wilson after his return from the European theatre of World War II. Vada worked as a switchboard operator for Southern Bell Telephone in Yazoo City for 17 years until the connecting function was antiquated by remote electronic switching. In the final decades of her working life she was a van driver for Yazoo Community Action, continuing to transport those in need to medical appointments in spite of the Social Security penalty from working past eligible retirement age. She loved animals and flowers, and she worked many days until dark after driving all day. She lost her husband to a vehicle accident in 1986. She believed that consistent hard work is the default that could make a better world. Vada taught her strong work ethic to her single child, Guy Rufus Wilson (Daisey), who received several academic scholarships and a graduate engineering fellowship, was a state government branch director, an officer of several corporations, and has been an engineer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Reservation for the past 30 years. Vada became wheel-chair dependent upon falling and breaking her hip 10 years ago. She spent the past decade confined to a nursing home in Tennessee where she endured with very limited mobility. From near starvation in the Great Depression, over a century of precipitous change and millions of lives lost to ideological wars, and into the isolation and depression driven by the ongoing COVID Pandemic Vada kept her sense of humor, love of God, and faith in the good of people. She lost her life to pneumonia and other COVID-related respiratory complications Wednesday January 6 at age 100. Vada was preceded in death by her parents, by her three siblings: Geneva Ashley Cadenhead, Guy Woodley Ashley, and David Louis (D.L) Ashley and by most of her many lifetime friends. For decades she was close to friends Mary Lee Corley, Ruth Neely, Barbara Hogue, Hugh Mathews, and Otesia Harper (last friend living) all of Yazoo City. Along with her only son, Vada was survived by her two nieces: Sheila Ashley Richardson and Alice Ann Ray, by her three nephews: David Louis Ashley, William Samuel Ashley, and Timothy Joseph Ashley, by two grandchildren: Angela Rebecca Wilson and Guy Andrew Wilson (Toree), and by two great grandchildren, twins Olivia Grace Wilson and Hadley Rose Wilson. She is also survived by eight great nephews and two great nieces. One great niece is deceased. She will have a graveside service under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home at Glenwood Cemetery by Rev. Roger Richardson at 1:00 PM on Saturday January 16 limited to invitation-only due to COVID restrictions. Paul Bearers are Andrew Dillard, Neil Dillard, Brian Thomas, D.L. Ashley, Will Ashley, and Miles Ashley.


Jerry Simmons Burton

Jan 15,2021

Jerry Simmons Burton, 78, of Bentonia passed away Tuesday January 12, 2021 at ST Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. Retired as a Carman with Canadian National Railroad, a Veteran of the U S Army, and a member of Central Baptist Church. Survivors include his son; Jay Burton of Bentonia, daughters; Reshawn Saxton of Bentonia and Kim Creel of Flora, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, and a brother Frankie Burton of Bentonia. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife; Linda Gail Simmons Burton, and a granddaughter Veda Garner. Services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home will be held Friday January 15th at Central Baptist Church with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. follow by the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Scotty Smith will officiate. Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery.


Frances Louise Sponberger McBride

Jan 14,2021

Frances Louise Sponberger McBride, lovingly known as “Boots” to her friends and family, went to be with her Savior peacefully in her home on January 12th at the age of 94 surrounded by family. Services will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home on January 14th with visitation from 12:00-1:00 pm with services following. Pastor Gary Henderson officiating the service with the burial following at Brister Cemetery in West, MS under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Mrs. McBride was born January 28, 1926 in Mercer, Pennsylvania, and moved to Mississippi in 1945 with her parents at the age of 22. Shortly after, she met her husband of 49 years, George McBride. They wed just after three days of courtship. Together they were blessed with seven children, including three sons and four daughters, 19 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Mrs. McBride spent her life devoted to her Lord and her family as a homemaker. She had a love for music and was quite talented, playing any instrument with strings and had the voice of an angel. She also enjoyed songwriting, sewing, gardening and cooking. When she was not doing any one of those things, she was found reading or offering anyone she met with a kind word and was always the counselor when she met someone in need. Mrs. McBride was a member of Short Creek Baptist Church and a lifelong active Christian. She was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Marie Steigar, and father, John Henry Sponberger, of Durant; her husband George Louis McBride, of Yazoo and her sons, Johnny Louis McBride, of Tupelo; David Lee McBride, of McCool. She was the last sibling of one brother and four sisters. She is survived by her children, Leroy McBride (Ann), Janie Wynne, Rose Potter (Bill) and Anna McBride, all of Yazoo City; Margie Fowler (Jerry) of Madison, Ala.; and stepson, Eddie Hoover (Kendra) of Vicksburg. The pall Bearers are Leroy McBride II, David McBride II, Rob Cotten, Tre Cotten, Jacob Potter and Lynn Olive. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of gratitude be made to Eden Baptist Church. The family would like to thank the Martha Coker Greenhouses and their staff for their care, as well as the amazing compassion and care provided by Adoration Hospice during her journey to be with the Lord.


Lela Karen Bridges Tyer

Jan 14,2021

Lela Karen Bridges Tyer transitioned to Jesus on January 10, 2021 at St. Dominic’s Hospital due to complications of a massive stroke. Graveside services will be held at Central Holmes Cemetery in Little Yazoo on Thursday at 11am under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Please wear a face mask and respect social distancing guidelines. Karen ( Kay-ren) was born on August 19, 1957 in Rolling Fork, MS to Delma and Mary Ann Bridges. She grew up in Bentonia and attended Benton Academy where lifelong friendships were made. Her only child, Lt. Colonel Howard Vandevere, was her pride and joy. As nieces and nephews entered her life she became known as “KK” to many family and friends. Arguments ensue over each one claiming “they are her favorite “. She adored being called KK by her three grandchildren and she never missed an opportunity to show them how much she loved them. Her newest gift from God is a great-grandson who she finally got to meet only two days prior to her stroke. God blessed KK in 2001 with a soulmate, Chuck Tyer and a daughter Collyne, and he chose to call her “Lela”, a name she loved because it was her mamaw’s name. KK and Chuck honored God daily and loved to study their bible together. KK loved her feline fur babies and rescued many to become her baby. Karen is survived by her husband, Chuck Tyer of Bentonia, son, Lt. Col. Howard Vandevere and wife Jamie of San Antonio, TX and step-daughter Collyne Tyer of Pensacola, FL. Grandchildren Tanner Vandevere (Jordan) and Banks of Spring, Tx, Palmer and Reese Vandevere of San Antonio, TX. Her siblings include Andy Bridges (Sheila) of Yazoo City, Donna Johnson (Mike), Marsha Burton (Jeff) and Tim Bridges all of Bentonia. Nieces and nephews include Del Bridges, Kale Johnson (Erin), Khara Horn (Dan), Cameron Brown (Ron), Will Bridges (Kristen) Tiffany Bridges, Mallory Davis (Wade); Laura Hines (Matt), April, Ross Bridges and fourteen great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and nephews Blake & Chandler Burton. The family extends heartfelt thanks to everyone extending their love during her brief illness. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Mississippi Animal Rescue League or First Baptist Church of Flora.


William “Bill” Lassiter Smith

Jan 12,2021

William “Bill” Lassiter Smith, 65, of Louise died Sunday, January 10, 2021 at his home. Graveside services will be Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home, with Brother Jim Ingram officiating. Mr. Smith was born January 12, 1955 in Vicksburg, MS to the late Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett Wade Smith, II. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Cindy Smith of 29 years; his brother, Bartlett Wade Smith, III (Eloise) of Louise; sisters, Marie Smith of Diamondhead and Sally Smith of New York City; nieces, Vanessa Stark (Jonathan) of Madison and Susan Spencer (Woody) of Indianola; nephews, Wade Smith (Ashley) of Madison, Clayton Smith (Mary Lucia) of Madison, Michael Lance Brooks (Crystal) of Kersey, CO, Christian Green of Brandon, and Caleb Green of Brandon; great-nieces, Mary Clayton Brewer, Lucy Smith, Anna Grace Smith, Emory Green, and Elizabeth Green; great-nephews, Watson Brewer, Bartlett Wade Smith, V, Walker Smith, William Thomas Stark, Talyn Short, and Kayson Green; brother-in-law, James Green (Kristie) of Brandon. Serving as pallbearers are Clayton Smith, Sam Smith, Ruffin Smith, Ed Jordan, Richard Green, Darrel Holaday. Honorary pallbearers are Wade Smith and Danny Fulton. Bill was known for his love for Cindy, his brother, sisters, family, his beloved Saints, the life of New Orleans, the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and his little man, Will Thomas Stark, who affectionately named him BB. He had an infectious chuckle and smile that radiated to all those around him. He never declined a reason to celebrate life and enjoy those dear to him.


William Henry Barbour

Jan 11,2021

The Honorable William Henry Barbour, Jr., 79, died on Friday, January 8, 2021, at his home in Yazoo City. Funeral services will be held on Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City at 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The service will be livestreamed at+https://www.facebook.com/FPCYAZOO/.Judge Barbour was born on February 4, 1941, to Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Barbour of Yazoo City. He graduated Yazoo City High School and then The Lawrenceville School prior to earninghis bachelor’s degree in 1963 from Princeton University where he lettered in football and was a member of The University Cottage Club. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1966, and he also attended the Graduate Tax Program at New York University School of Law. A third-generation attorney, Judge Barbour returned home and practiced law with his father and cousins in Yazoo City until he was appointed as a judge to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan. He served as Chief Judge from 1989 through 1996, took senior status in February of 2006, and retired in 2019. During his tenure with the District Court, he dutifully served his country and oversaw the construction of the Thad Cochran United States Courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi.While at Ole Miss, he met Stewart Fair of Louisville, Mississippi, and they were married in 1965. They had three children: Margaret Fair Barbour Hurst, William Henry Barbour, III, and Charles Frank Fair Barbour. After Stewart’s death, Judge Barbour met Sherrie Kenworthy of Memphis, Tennessee through mutual friends, and they were married in 2009. Sherrie and her family were a blessing to him, and he loved them dearly. Judge Barbour was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and elder for many years. Judge Barbour pursued life with a passion enjoying his family, especially his grandchildren, and his friends, travelling, flying, hunting, horses, and woodworking. But most of all, he loved his Lord and Savior, and we take great comfort knowing that we will see our dad, grandfather and friend again in Heaven.Judge Barbour is predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Stewart Barbour, and his brother, McBee Barbour. He is survived by his wife, Sherrie Kenworthy Barbour; his children, Fair Hurst (Paul), Will Barbour (Nicki), Charles Barbour (Laura); Sherrie’s children, Lauren Anne Kenworthy and Forsyth Kenworthy Whittington (Jim); grandchildren, Mary Stewart, Genevieve, and Liddy Hurst, Laurie, Anna Fair and William Henry Barbour, IV, and Jane Gray, Charlie and Meg Barbour, all of Jackson, Will Kenworthy, Mallory and Meredith Halliburton, Townes, Rowan and Palmer Whittington, all of Memphis; his sister Genevieve Barbour and sister-in-law, Linda Kay Barbour, of Winona; and multiple nieces and nephews.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to either Lifeline Children’s Services, 2624 Southerland St., Jackson, Mississippi 39216; or First Presbyterian Church, 231 N Washington St, Yazoo City, MIssissippi 39194


Bonnie Lucille Riser

Jan 10,2021

Bonnie Lucille Riser, 72, of the Pearce Crossroads Community in Yazoo County passed away at her residence Thursday January 7, 2020. A retired Nurse for Dr. John Hogue in Yazoo City and a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter; Cheryl Jones, sons; Bubba Alderman, and James Alderman, 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and a brother Danny Nicholson all of Yazoo City Services will be Sunday January 10th at Stricklin King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. followed by services at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Laurie Cummings. Pallbearers are; Jason Warren, Josh Cummings, Joe Shivers, Kieth Mathis, Stevie Hasty, and Earl Mathis.


Van Clifford Parker, Sr.

Jan 09,2021

Van Clifford Parker, Sr., 68, of Eden passed away Wednesday January 6, 2021 at his residence. An Equipment Operator and Driver for The Yazoo County Road Department he was a of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife Gloria Porter Parker, sons; Charles Parker and Cliff Parker, 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and sisters Barbara Allen, and Frances Harrison all of Yazoo City. Services will be conducted Saturday January 9th at Stricklin King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. followed by a memorial service at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Gary Henderson will officiate.


Carolyn Franks Guion

Jan 09,2021

Carolyn Franks Guion, 74, of Benton passed away suddenly Monday December 28, 2020 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital and went to be with the Lord. Native to Alabama, Carolyn resided in Benton, Mississippi for over 50 years. She is preceded in death by her husband Carlton Spivey Guion. Carolyn is lovinly remembered by her daughter Renee Cliburn, and her grandchildren Ashley and Tyler Rachel, great grandchild Maelynn Rachel, and numerous friends. A memorial family graveside service under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home will be conducted Saturday January 9th at 11:00 A.M. in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. No visitation is scheduled.


Marjorie C. Watson

Jan 08,2021

Marjorie C. Watson, 85, of Yazoo City passed away Monday January 4, 2020 at The Martha Coker Green House Homes. A Homemaker she was a member of First United Methodist Church where she served with The United Methodist Women, The Four Seasons Garden Club, Adult Fellowship Class, Hand Bell, and Church Choir. Survivors include her son; Dr. Jim Ed (Marla) Watson of Jackson, daughters; Lynn Watson (Ronald) Stafford of Greenwood, Leigh Watson (Webb) Lampley of Vaughan, and Clark Watson (late Truett) Duncan of Benton, and by her grandchildren; Wendy (Sam) Mars, Laura Lee (Steven) Gregg, Courtney (Jason) Nochols, Ashleigh (Ryan) Barnes, Whitney Lampley, Alex (Meagan) Lampley, Jennifer (Jonathan) Holloway, Claire (Sammy) Burnham, Haleigh (Craig Howard) Kirkland, Sydney (Daniel) Kennedy, Ann Reagan Watson, and Lilla Clark Watson, along with 18 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband James Epps Watson, grandson; Keith Richard McCoy, parents; Robert E.and Frances Connell, Sr. and a brother; Robert Connell, Jr. Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home will be Friday January 8th at 2:00 P.M. in Black Jack Cemetery. Rev Lauren Porter will officiate. Memorials may be made to The First United Methodist Church, Yazoo City.


Mary Donna Dykes Garrett

Jan 07,2021

Mary Donna Dykes Garrett, 68, of Clinton, formerly of Eden, passed away at Merit Health Central Hospital in Jackson. A retired Taxi Driver she was of The Christian Faith. Survivors include her son; Jeremy Thunderhawk Garrett of Clinton, sister; Betty Carolyn Dykes Hart of Louisville, TX, and a brother John Raymond Dykes of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents; Edward Newton and Mary Melissa Gilmore Dykes. Memorial Graveside services conducted by Stricklin King Funeral Home will be Thursday January 7th in Glenwwod Cemetery at 11:00 A.M. .


Ila J Ward

Jan 05,2021

Ila J. Ward, 90, of Benton passed away at her residence Monday December 28, 2020. A Homeowner she was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter Connie Jones of Benton, 2 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren a brother John T. Saxton of Yazoo City. Ila was preceded in death by her husband Charlie M. Ward, her grandson Bill Jones and her parents; Dave and Jewel Hasty Saxton. Graveside visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. In the Cemetery of Midway Baptist Church with graveside services at 11:00 A. M. Tuesday January 5th under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Rev. Tommy Pittman will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are; Chris Sanders, Thomas Saxton, Wayne Saxton, Harvey Hasty, Frankie Davis, and Dewayne Ward.


Harold C Fisher

Jan 05,2021

Harold C. Fisher, 95, died peacefully at his home in the Dover community on January 2, 2021. He was born in Thornton, Mississippi on March 17, 1925 to Josie Clunan Fisher and Harold C. Fisher, Sr. He grew up in Tuscaloosa and graduated from the University of Alabama (tuition was $35 per quarter). Harold cherished his childhood visits to Mama and Papa “C’s” farm near Bentonia, and in 1955 moved back to Mississippi to work for the Southland company and then some 35 years for Mississippi Chemical Corporation, where he is remembered as a kind and humorous colleague. Harold was a board member, trustee, and member of Yazoo City’s First United Methodist Church and served for many years on the board of the Manna House. Harold’s lifelong passion was studying ancestry and the history of Mississippi, and he generously shared his knowledge with others. Among his many discoveries, he learned that his immigrant family arrived in Natchez by keelboat and were among the early founders of the Methodist Church there. He self-published a book, The Flag Bearer, recounting the experiences of his great-great grandfather, John H. Winstead, and the 18th Mississippi Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Harold got a new lease on life when his grandson, Finn, was born in 2015, and they shared many memorable times in their five years together. Harold was predeceased by his wife Jane Steinriede Fisher, sister, Helen Davis, and a brother, Don Fisher. In addition to Finn, Harold is survived by two sons, John Mark Fisher and Thomas P. Fisher, Thomas’s wife, Kate, his sister, Mary Jo Morton of Marianna, Florida, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, many great- and great-great nieces and nephews, and many friends who loved him dearly. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, with a graveside service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Riley-Clunan cemetery across from Concord Church. The family has entrusted Stricklin King Funeral Home with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in Harold’s honor to FUMC, Manna House, or the charity of your choice.


Claudie Worbington Wright

Dec 30,2020

Claudie Worbington Wright, 83, of Yazoo City, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020, at Martha Coker Greenhouse Homes . Graveside visitation services will be held from 1:30 p.m., and graveside burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30 at Lakeview gardens in Greenville, MS under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Reverend Ken Lynch, of Parkiew Church of God will officiate. Claudie moved from Greenville, MS to Yazoo City, MS in June of 1977. She moved to establish the Valley Cream Donut Shop. Later on, Claudie had a career of being a payroll administrator. She retired in 2004. She was a member of Parkview Church of God. Claudie was born November 28, 1937, to Frank and Curtis Gentry in Lyons, MS. Survivors include her husband Farris Wright, of Hattisburg, MS. Her daughter Amanda(Bobby) Barton of Yazoo City, Ms. Her son Ron(Butch)Lori worbington of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Sisters Ruby Jones from Dexter, MO and Francis Messenger, New Orleans, LA. Brothers, John Kirksey, of New Orleans, LA, and David Kirksey of Waveland, Ms. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis E. Worbington, a daughter, Brenda W. Hicks, and a son Dennis W. Worbington. Brothers Jerry Gentry, Buddy Gentry, and a sister Elizabeth Metzger. The family would like to thank Martha Coker Greenhouse Homes of Yazoo City for their faithful and compassionate care.


Leora Smith

Dec 28,2020

Leora Smith, 80, passed away December 25, 2020 at St. Dominic's in Jackson, Ms. Mrs. Smith was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She was the clerk at MS Chemical Corp. for 40 yrs. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband Vardaman Smith of Yazoo, sons; Stan Smith and Steve Smith, Grandson Stephen Smith, and brother Lester Lee. A graveside funeral service will be Monday December 28, 2020 at Bethlehem Cemetery at 2:00.


Rhonda Lisa Lann

Dec 22,2020

Lisa Vandevere Lann, 63, died December 20, 2020, with her family by her side at her home in Clinton, MS. A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday December 22, 2020 under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City at Melrose Baptist Church Cemetery in Bentonia, MS. She was born August 6, 1957 in Yazoo County to James and Carolyn Vandevere, Lisa used her God-given talent of compassion for helping people in Clinton Public Schools as a counselor. She was also a counselor with Crossroads Christian Marriage and Family Counseling. Lisa is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert Lann; son, Bob Lann (Emily), of Benton, MS; son, Ben Lann, of Clinton, MS; mother, Carolyn Vandevere, of Bentonia, MS; sister, Lori Peyton (Michael) of Bentonia, MS; Nieces, Tracy Paul(Tim), and Terri Dooley(Dee); and great nieces and nephews, Tee Paul, Ty Paul, Tinsley Paul, and Peyton Dooley. Lisa was preceded in death by her father, James “Bubber” Vandevere.


Shelby Duane Counts

Dec 21,2020

Shelby Duane Counts, 55, of Canton passed away Thursday December 17, 2020 at Canton Manor Nursing Home. Duane was born May 27, 1965 to Shelby & Marianne Counts in Yazoo County. Survivors include his brother; Ronnie Counts of Madison, and sisters Belinda McKee of Crystal Springs, and Michelle Tracy of Seneca, SC. Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral home of Yazoo City will be conducted Monday December 21st at 2:00 P.M. in the Counts Family Cemetery. Rev. Phillip McKee will officiate.


Frances Harrison

Dec 21,2020

Frances Harrison, 95, of Yazoo City passed away Friday December 18, 2020 Merit Health Rankin in Brandon. A housewife she was a member of Trinity Church in Yazoo City. She is survived by her son Michael Harrison of South Carolina. Frances was preceded in death y her husband Thomas Harrison and her parents; Robert & Esther Carpenter Hand. Due to Covid-19 precautions a private graveside service under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home has already been held.


Philip Dennis Kirby

Dec 18,2020

Philip “Phil” Dennis Kirby passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family on December 14, 2020. Due to complications from a stroke, pneumonia, and Covid-19. Phil was born to Michael and Genevieve Kirby on March 20, 1937 in Bassfield, MS. He was the fifth of eight children. Phil served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a store Manager for Jitney Jungle until his retirement in 1997. He was referred to as Mr. Jitney by some of his customers. He loved to hunt and fish, but he loved his family more. He loved his 4 grands and his 5 great grands. He enjoyed sitting on the patio with a hot cup of coffee and St Mary’s Catholic Church. Phil was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Maurice Kirby, Robert Kirby, James Kirby, Nephews; Joseph Kirby, Greg East,and Brian Kirby. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Sybil Kirby, sons; Dennis (Diane) Kirby of Bentonia, and Victor Kirby of Yazoo City, and a daughter Beth Kirby of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Philip Kirby of Bentonia, Will Coutch of Helena, AL, Kirby Coutch of Ridgeway, CO, and Brooke Kirby of Benton, sisters; Alma Bates and Patsy East, and brothers; Ted Kinley and Don Kirby. There will be a family graveside service at Fletchers Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Phil’s presence will be missed and that wonderful sense of humor.


L. H. Martin

Dec 15,2020

Leonard H. “L.H.” Martin, 86, of Satartia passed away at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson Monday December 7, 2020. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran, owner operator – Truck Driver – at Ranger Transportation a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and attended Oak Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; Janie Green Martin, daughters; Cindy (Mike) Giddy of Flora, and Linda (Kent) Smith of Vicksburg, son;Todd ( Brenda) Martin of Madison, The Apples of his eye his grandchildren; Shannon Childress, Cody (Christy) Childress, Lane Childress, Chase (Kayla) Smith, Carlye Smith,Hunter Martin,and Heather Martin, 6 great grandchildren,and a brother Bill (Martha) Martin of Bentonia. L.H. was preceded in death by his parents V. C. & Lurline White Martin, brother & sisters-in-law; V.O. (Ada Mae) Martin, sisters & Brothers-in-law; Martha (Sylvan) Klaus and Dorothy (Joe) Aaron and brothers James Hugh Martin, Harold (Ivone) Martin Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City will be conducted Tuesday December 15th in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery at 12:30 P.M. Rev. Josh Matthews and Richard Henley will officiate. There will not be a visitation. Serving as pallbearers are his grandsons; Cody Childress, Lane Childress, Chase Smith, Hunter Martin, and sons-in law Mike Giddy, and Kent Smith.


Bertie Mae Woods Mathis

Dec 14,2020

Bertie Mae Woods Mathis was born in Boyle MS August 8 1933 and went to her heavenly home at 7:55pm on December 12,2020 in Louisville MS at the age of 87 Bertie is preceded in death by her mother, Willie Vivian Woods and father Tommie Alexander Woods, Brothers James Woods, Raymond Woods, and Luther Woods, sisters Virgie Taylor, Wilma Goodwin, and Pauline Clark. Deeply missed by her children Teresa Mitchell Edwards (Doyle) New Albany, Gene Mitchell (Connie) Starkville, stepson Randall(Shirley) Mathis, Yazoo City, Ray (Nancy) Mathis, Carthage, Richard Mathis, Ft. Walton Beach, FL., Stepdaughter Renee Pruden (Michael) Louise. Grandchildren, Kevin Mitchell (Kim) ,Joseph Mitchell, Chris Mitchell, Kimberly Jarrell (Steve), Jason Mathis, Keith Mathis (Emily), Karen Arnold (Shane), Bryan Mathis, Jonathan Pruden (Chrystal), Justin Pruden (Claire), Jacob Pruden (Alexis), Jennifer Pruden.10 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Graveside services were Monday December 14th at Straight Bayou Cemetery in Humphreys County under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home Yazoo City. Bertie will be remembered for her servants heart and her desire to help others and be an encourager. Her priorities were Jesus, others and then herself, never selfish, always a giver. Always looking for opportunities to share her faith, the Lord used Bertie as an extension of his love to others. In her kind voice as an encourager she would say “you just need to pray about it, the Lord will help you, And I’m going to pray for you too, everything is going to be alright” The CNA’s and nurses all loved Miss Bertie saying she had the most loving spirit and gentle ways that she had been such a blessing to them all. Her Doctor said if he ever has Alzheimer’s and dementia he wanted to be just like Miss Bertie because she was so different than a lot of people with that disease. There’s one thing Alzheimer’s can’t take away and that is love, for love is a feeling that lives in your heart and soul. Miss Bertie always wanted to give hugs and when she hugged you you knew you were loved, you could just feel it in your heart. And, hearing her pray over a meal was like going to a church service, her heartfelt words were always so genuine. And everyone know how much she enjoyed listening to her gospel music! She was always humming or singing a gospel song in fact the day before she passed she was singing softly. Two of her favorite Bible passages are The Lord’s Prayer and Psalms 23. The Lord was always her everything everyday, not just when hardships arose. Her faith was steady and on Dec 12 God told Bertie Well Done thou good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things, enter into the joy of the Lord. Matthew 25:21 We should all strive to let our light shine as brightly as Bertie did. Her tremendous passion and love for her Lord is her Legacy and every member of her family is blessed to have been a part of her life. One of her favorite songs was “Mansion over the hilltop” and now That is her reality, she has her mansion and she and Jesus have had a big hug! This is a poem she she wanted read to all her loved ones at her passing........ When I come home to heaven How joyful it will be! For on that day at last My risen Lord I’ll see No greater happiness than To see Him face to face To see the love in his eyes And feel his warm embrace I’ve done nothing to deserve That perfect home above It was freely given through The grace of Jesus’ love Then why should earthly cares


Frances Dew Pearce

Dec 12,2020

Frances Dew Pearce, 91, of Yazoo City (Pearce Crossroads) passed away at her residence Tuesday December 8, 2020. Retired as the Deputy City Clerk for The City of Yazoo City she was a member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include her son; Leslie (Karen) Pearce of Austin, TX, her grandchildren; James Pearce, Alina Pearce, and Anna Pearce, and her brothers; Bill Dew of Yazoo City, and Carl Dew of Vicksburg. Graveside Funeral Services were conducted by Stricklin King Funeral Home Saturday December 12th at 2:00 P.M. Frances' Niece Katherine Stokes officiated the service.


Jacquelyn Perry Ely

Dec 11,2020

Jacquelyn Perry Ely peacefully passed away at home on Monday, December7, 2020 at the age of 91.  Miss Jackie loved the Lord and lived by the promise “Faithful Even onto Death.”  She kept that promise and has gone to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born on December 19, 1928 to Jack Ross Perry and Belle Claire Worrell in Little Yazoo, Mississippi.  Having moved to Metairie Louisiana when she was 22 years old she still called Mississippi “home.” Beloved wife of the late George Ray Ely.  Loving mother of Perry Ely (Terry) and Ross Ely (Mamae).  Sister of the late McNair Perry (Dollyna).  She is survived by her 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Miss Jackie was a proud member of Bridgedale Baptist church for the past 70 years.   Much of her life revolved around the church and the many friends she made there.  She was forever faithful to her church, her family, and her friends.  She was first and foremost a wife, mother, and homemaker, but she also had a passion for assisting with the special needs children at the local junior high and drove children safely to school for Jefferson Parish for over 20 years.  She loved to cook!  Her favorite time of year was Thanksgiving when she prepared a feast.   Having all of the extended family together at one time was so important to her.  It reminded her of the wonderful family gatherings that she enjoyed while  growing up in Mississippi. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions a smaller service will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Mississippi on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 2:00.  A celebration of life will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Bridgedale Baptist Church 313 Kent Avenue Metairie, Louisiana 70001.


Walter W. Johnson

Dec 11,2020

Walter W. Johnson departed his earthly home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, December 7, 2020. He was 98 years of age. Walter was born July 20, 1922, in Jonesboro, Louisiana, to Norma and William Johnson. He was the oldest of five boys. He married the love of his life, Delia Elizabeth Lancaster, on October 5, 1943. They made their home in Jackson, Ms., where they raised a family of five children. They were married 74 years prior to her death in 2014. Walter enlisted in the Army on November 4th, 1942, where he proudly served his country. He was a veteran of World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944-1945. Walter was a loyal soldier and served his country well. Besides being a carpenter, he was a master craftsman. He could build anything imaginable from wood. He built several homes, including his own "barn dream home". He was known for his beautiful cypress swings. He was brilliant, especially with numbers. He also loved to hunt and fish. He loved the outdoors and being close to nature. He could identify many various species of trees, flowers, vines and birds. He always had a twinkle in his eyes and was always ready with a new joke. He loved to smile and make people laugh. He had a willing and giving spirit, and was always ready to help someone. He was as sharp as a tack and had a memory like an elephant. He could remember as far back as when he was four years old. He was an avid storyteller and often had his listeners intrigued with his life's experiences. He was full of wisdom, and never met a stranger. He and "Mamaw" rolled out the red carpet for all visitors and guests. "Papaw", as he was affectionately called, is survived by his five children: Walter R. Johnson (Kathy), Janie Hanna, Kathaleen Hanna (Sammy), Sammy Johnson (Susan), and Bill Johnson (Carolyn), 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Delia, grandson, Clay Hanna, and son-in-law, Danny Hanna. Pallbearers: Grandsons: Scott Johnson, Sammy Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Shane Hanna, Chuck Hanna, William Johnson, and Grandsons-in-law: John Abel and Adam Butler. Walter's family would like to thank all of the Baptist Hospice nurses who gave our Daddy such excellent care and love, Emily Tucker, his social worker (and someone he jokingly called his "girlfriend"), Dr. William Thompson, and Pastor Sam Riddell. May God bless each and every one of you. We would also like to express our appreciation to Pastors Sam Riddel and Bryan Abel.


Jean R Cook

Dec 08,2020

Emma Jean (Jean R.) Cook of Bolton passed away Friday December 4, 2020 at The Baptist Memorial Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Born November 20, 1937 to Juanita Shannon & William Roof in Holmes county she was a homemaker and a member of Bolton Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter; Debbie (Jimmy) Givens of Hazelhurst, son; Robert D. Cook, Jr. of Edwards, granddaughters; Katie Cates, Andrea Bennett, and Christina Cook, grandson; Ry Roussel, and great grandchildren; Elizabeth Cook, and Emmie Rousell. Jean was preceded in death by; her husband Robert “Bob” Cook. Graveside services will be conducted by Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Tuesday December 8th at 11:00 A.M. In Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Rev. Cliff Nelson will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are; Jimmy Bennett, Nathan Cates, Keith Givens, Johnny Russell, Jimmy Edwards, and Andrew Bennett.


Edward “Eddie Joe” Alias

Dec 07,2020

Edward Joseph Alias passed away peacefully Friday, December 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. Eddie Joe was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, on August 20, 1941 to Marie and Ellis Alias. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was well-known to share his Rosary with others in times of need. After graduating from St. Clara Academy, Eddie Joe attended Georgia Tech and went on to Mississippi State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Industry. He was the owner of Yazoo Distributing Company, and after retirement, he served on the Yazoo City Public Service Commission. Eddie Joe enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a principal owner of Whiteline Hunting Club. He also had a great love and knowledge of sports, especially baseball and in his younger years, he enjoyed playing as well as coaching youth leagues. Most of all, he had a great love for his family and his friends who will miss his quick wit, laughter, and love of a “good old story.” If you received one of his nicknames, it was a sign of dear affection. Eddie Joe was proceeded in death by his mother Marie Rice Alias, his father Ellis Alias, his brother Ellis Alias, Jr., and his sister Helen Ann Clark. He is survived by his devoted wife, Patsy, of 57 years; his three children, Eddie Alias (Kim), Angie Alias Liddon (Clark), Chris Alias (Chesley); his seven grandchildren, Lauren Liddon McWhorter (Marks), Taz Alias (Mary Kendal), Emily Liddon Davidson (Samuel), Anne Marie Alias (Tyler Towles, fiancé), Brooke Harris (Bradley Sanford, fiancé), Matt Liddon, and Alex Alias; and his precious great granddaughter Laura Ellis Alias. Consistent with COVID-19 protocol, a family graveside service will be held Monday, December 7, 2020, at 1:00 pm at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, Mississippi under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Hone. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 129 N. Washington Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194.


Alice E Worthy

Dec 03,2020

Alice E. Worthy, 80, of the Mechanicsburg Community passed away at her residence Monday November 30, 2020. Born March 30, 1940 in Yazoo County to Henry and Eunice McFarland Rusche. Alice was employed as An Administrative Assistant at Data Plex and a member of Anding Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons; Billy Worthy and Al Worthy, daughters Mary Eunice (Tommy) Hancock and Alicia Gay Worthy all of Bentonia, 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, sisters; Teresa Davis of Bentonia, Bonnie Carter of Yazoo City, and Mary Juanita Landrum of Bentonia. Services will be Thursday December 3rd at Anding Baptist Church with visitation starting at 11:00 A.M. followed by services at 12:00 P.M. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Rev. Steven Howell and Glenn Martin will officiate. Internment will follow at The Hancock Family Cemetery on Mechanicsburg Rd in Yazoo County.


Carolyn Eakes

Dec 01,2020

Carolyn Twiner Eakes, 80, of Bentonia passed away at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Saturday November 28, 2020. A Homemaker she was of the Jehovah Witness Faith. Survivors include her daughters; Sheila Twiner Booker and Linda Twiner Harber both of Bentonia, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and a sister; Alice Faye Bounds of Pearl. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; Loyce E. And Winnie Walden Myers, grandson; Billy Worthy, son; William Allen Twiner, daughter; Theresa Lynn Twiner, and her husbands; Stephen Don Eakes, and William Allen Twiner, Jr. Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home will be Tuesday December 1st in The Twiner Family Cemetery with Rev. Paul Stupka. Serving as pallbearers are; Michael Wilson Saxton, Jr., Colby Steven Booker, William Allen Twiner, III, Nicholas Shade Saxton, Chad Stevens, Donald Seay, and Alan Dunham.


Stella Nancy Cobb

Nov 30,2020

Stella Nancy Cobb, 65, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday November 21, 2020. Employed as a Cashier at K-Mart she was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, David Ray Cobb, sons; James Patrick Cobb of Scott City, MO, Christopher Dale Cobb of Yazoo City, and Matthew McCrory of Louisville, KY. A daughter Emily Rachel Minson of Yazoo City. Nancy was preceded in death by her children; Audrey, Amy, and David Cobb, Jr., her parents Sam & Mary Lou Fowler, and a brother; Raymond (Beth) Fowler. Graveside services will be conducted under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home Monday November 30th at 10:00 A.M. In Glenwood Cemetery.


Elinor UpChurch

Nov 28,2020

Elinor Louise Glenn UpChurch was born December 31, 1938 to Bryan and Margrette Glenn and left this earthly life on November 25, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Melvin UpChurch, Sr. her parents, brothers; Glenn, Marion Glenn, and Tom Glenn, a sister; Ann Haskins, a granddaughter, Amber Smith, and a great granddaughter; Ama Beth Davis. She leaves behind 5 children; Debbie (Marlon) Davis, Mel UpChurch, Jr., Sheri (Deede) Smith, Louanne McCool, and Carol (Pat) Norman all of Yazoo County, 14 Grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and by her brothers; Raymond (Jeanne) Glen, Warren (Bobbie) Glenn, Ben Glenn all of Yazoo County, and Terry Glenn of Overland Park, KS. Graveside services, under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home will be conducted Saturday November 28th at 2:00 P.M. in Cypress Gardens Cemetery on Highway 49W .


Wallace Sylvester Parr

Nov 27,2020

Wallace Sylvester Parr, 98, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday November 22, 2020 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center – Yazoo. He was retired from Mississippi Steel and Iron , and a Cattle Farmer. He was also a member of Castle's Chapel Methodist Protestant Church. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Celeste Ketchum Parr, son; Craig Arthur Parr of Yazoo City, daughters; Juneria Teresa Berges of Coppell, TX, and Cynthia Ann Simons of Brandon, 9 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Wallace was preceded in death by his parents Arthur Thomas “A. T.”and Jessie McCraw Parr, son; Kevin Mitchell Parr, sisters; Kaye Haley, Ann Slater, Louise Martinez, Myrtie Travis, and Lee Flint, brothers; Richard Miller Parr and Edward Earl Parr. Services will be conducted Friday November 27th with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. followed by services at Stricklin King Funeral Home at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Steven “Bubba” Carter will officiate. Internment will follow in Fletcher's Chapel Cemetery.


Joyce Carter

Nov 23,2020

Joyce Arlene Trest Carter In the early morning hours of Friday, November 20, 2020, Joyce Arlene Trest Carter, met her Savior with open arms as she passed into her Heavenly home. She was a godly woman who loved the Lord and tried to set an example for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that will lead them all their lives. She was born in Lauderdale County, MS on May 15, 1931 to her parents, Reverend Arlie Clayton Trest and Mrs. Gladys Allen Trest who taught her to love and praise Jesus through worship and praise. Her parents precede her in death. Joyce Carter loved her Savior, the Lord Jesus, with all her heart, and she loved God’s Word. Though she was a humble, gentle woman, she was nonetheless a powerful prayer warrior, and only heaven knows what a wonderful and eternal impact all her many years of faithful praying have had on her family, her friends and her church. She was a faithful member of Castle Chapel Methodist Protestant Church. When the doors were open, you would find Joyce sitting on her pew singing that Alto note that she loved so much. One thing she loved more than singing, was listening to her oldest grandson, Steven, play the piano as he did so many times in the church she loved so much. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Stricklin Kings Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate her life at 11 am at Castle Chapel Methodist Protestant Church. Burial will follow at Fletchers Chapel United Methodist Cemetery where she will be laid to rest by her husband that she loved more than anything. Joyce is survived by daughter, Brenda Carter Ketchum (Williard Dale) and son, James Steven “Bubba” Carter (Shelia); Grandchildren, Dana Pierce (Trey), Jennifer Ketchum (Chris), Amber Aylesworth (Mark), Jennifer Rainey (Brandon), Steven Carter, Brian Ketchum (Elisha) and Jonathan Burns, 15 great-grandchildren and one great, great-daughter. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Sarah Aultman and Carol McMaster and one brother-in-law, Leroy Gary as well as a host of nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, John W. “Tootsie” Carter as well as her siblings, brother, Herman Trest and sister, Bettie Trest Gary. What a day it was on Friday, November 20, 2020, when she was reunited with her precious family. One of her favorite songs was “What a Day it will be, when my Jesus I shall See.” And if Joyce could leave one word for this world we live in now, it would be to come to know your Lord and Savior in a personal way so you can also see Jesus one day. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13


Henry Landrum

Nov 21,2020

In Memory Henry Elizah Landrum October 22, 1953 – November 18, 2020 Henry Elizah Landrum, 67 of Bentonia died Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at his home in Bentonia, MS. He was born on October 22, 1953 to Janie Williams Landrum and William Taft Landrum, in Rolling Fork, MS. Henry spent most of his life working in the Oil Field. He was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Father-in-Law, Beloved Uncle, and Mentor to many. He was a Man of God with a gracious and generous heart. Survivors include his wife Dorothy Landrum, daughters: Linda Landrum, Amy (Chaz) White, Sonya (Clark) Saxton, and Jessica Landrum, grandchildren: Hope Poarch, Luke Woods, and Matilynn Grace Saxton; all of Bentonia, Mississippi. Sisters Sarah Howard and Martha Howard of Warren, Arkansas; Betty Dunaway of Bentonia, Mississippi; Alice Faye Walls of Southaven, Mississippi. Brothers Terry Landrum of Cankton, Louisiana; Robert Landrum of Bentonia, Mississippi; and numerous nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his mother Janie Williams Landrum, his father William Taft Landrum, sisters Annett Landrum, Mary Baker, Patricia Engleman, and brother William Taft Landrum Jr. Funeral Services will be held at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Phoenix, Mississippi with Saturday November 21st with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M.with services at 2:00 P.M. burial to follow in Landrum Cemetery.


William Larry Clark

Nov 16,2020

William Larry Clark, 75 of Benton passed away Friday November 13, 2020 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. A retiree from The Mississippi Department of Transportation,a 32nd degree Master Mason, and he was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivor include his wife Patsy Clark, Daughter Marie (Bruce) Jackson of Yazoo City, Granddaughter Emilee (Stephen) Burdine, grandson; Clark (Dr Mary Darby) Jackson, Great grandchildren; William and Ella Burdine, and a sister; Joyce Clark Martin of San Antonio, TX. Graveside services will be conducted Monday November 16th at 2:00 P. M.in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Rev. Lauren Porter will officiate. Serving as Pallbearers are; Bruce Jackson, Clark Jackson, Stephen Burdine, Chris Clark, Brian Clark, Allen McAdams , and Bill Greear


Sylvia "Sue" Fouche'

Nov 10,2020

Sue Fouche’, 84, of Benton, peacefully passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Martha Coker nursing home. Sue was born in Kentwood, Louisiana to Gus and Ruth Grayson. She was married to the love of her life, Pete Fouche’ and mother to their six children. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Yazoo County. Sue loved to read, play scrabble and she adored her many dogs she had through the years especially her last rescue dog, Spud. She was known for her quick wit and said many times that when she dies she wants us to sprinkle her ashes over the book mobile. As the staff at Martha Coker told us, she always kept them laughing. Laughter was always her way of making others feel comfortable. She loved her family and friends. The family would like to thank two of her dearest friends, Barbara Pennebaker and Polly Harris who came regularly to visit with Sue and for their long time friendship during the years of raising their families. We are thankful for the staff at Martha Coker that spent time with her and got to know her. She loved them and they loved her. We always found great comfort in that. Sue is preceded in death by her husband, Pete and her parents. She is survived by her six children, Flip (Debbie) Fouche’ of Lexington, Brad (Linda) Fouche’ of Vaiden, Lori (James) Langley and Lisa Johnston of Yazoo City, Lynn (Tim) Mood and Eden White of Benton. Sue had 14 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and host of great-grandchildren. Sue will be buried on Tuesday November 10th with a small graveside funeral at Bethany UMC for her immediate family members only, due to COVID-19 concerns. The Reverend Lewis Kalil will officiate the service. Serving as pallbearers are Sue’s grandsons; Jarred Fouche’, Joshua Fouche’, Grayson Fouche’, Daniel Fouche’, Ryan Damiens, Jon Phillip Damiens, Fred Johnston, Tanner Mood, Jay Langley, and Hayden White. Memorials may be directed to: Bethany United Methodist Church 5509 Graball-Freerun Road, Yazoo City, MS 39194-4020.


Joe Stoner, Jr.

Nov 10,2020

Joe Shively Stoner, Jr., 68, of Holly Bluff, MS, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at The Blake at Township in Ridgeland, MS. Joe was born in Vicksburg, MS. on March 3, 1952 to Joe Shively Stoner, Sr, and Betty Ann Stoner. He attended Holly Bluff Consolidated School and graduated from Sharkey-Issaquena Academy. He also attended Holmes Junior College and Mississippi State University. Joe was an Eagle Scout and was actively involved in 4-H as a young boy. He later supported 4-H events as an adult. Joe enjoyed hunting and fishing, and had a passion for Mississippi State baseball. He was a lifelong active member of The Holly Bluff United Methodist Church. Joe was a self-employed farmer in the Stoner family farming operations. Joe was preceded in death by his father, Joe Shively Stoner, Sr. Survivors include his wife Delaine Lewis Stoner, son James Smith Stoner ( Morgan), his mother, Betty Ann Stoner, and sister Shurley Hearst (Randy). Graveside services are Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 11:00 am at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, MS under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers are Billy Wyatt, Mark Nixon, Jr., Connor Lewis, Ron Goodman, Patrick Nolan, and Chad Savery. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Mark Lee, Mark Nixon, Sr., Curtis Kyle, Bill Kyle, Wix Crawford, Frank Hegman, Henry Reeves, Charlie Savery, Tim Nolan, Skip Horton, and Randy Hearst. Memorials may be made to Holly Bluff United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 88, Holly Bluff, MS 39088 or to The Alzheimer's Association, 207 West Jackson Street Suite 1, Ridgeland, MS 39157.


Mary Glenda Creech

Oct 30,2020

Angels came for Mary “Glenda” Creech, 88,of Yazoo City Tuesday October 27, 2020, she died peacefully surrounded by her children. She was preceded in death by a son Wayne Creech, parents Nan and Thomas Jones of Manila, AR and daughter-in-love ; Shirley Creech and the father of her children Charlie Creech Survivors include; 2 sons; Gary Creech of Jonesboro, AR, and Jerry Creech (Mary) of Bentonia. 2 daughters Pat (John) Carlisle of Vicksburg, and Melinda (Carl) Dees of Yazoo City, 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, and a special niece that she was raised with; Harriett Bradshaw of Hot Springs, AR. Visitation and services will be held Friday October 30th with visitation starting at 12:00 Pm> followed by services at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Internment will follow in Center Ridge Baptist Church. Rev. Ricky Dorrell will officiate. Pallbearers are; Will Alderman, Phillip Gooch, Justin Creech, Michael Creech, Stevie Parker and J. J. Dees. Serving as Honorary pallbearers are Butch Smith, Jerry Dees and Harold Dees


James "Jim" Epps Watson, Jr.

Oct 26,2020

James “Jim” Epps Watson, Jr., 86 of Yazoo City passed away Saturday October 24, 2020 at The Martha Coker Green House Homes. A car salesman Jim was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife Marjorie Watson, daughters; Lynn Stafford of Greenwood, Leigh Lampley of Vaughan, and Clark Watson of Benton, and a son Dr. Jim Edd Watson, of Jackson, 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren . Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M Monday October 26th at First United Methodist Church with services at 11:00 A.M. Officiated by Rev. Lauren Porter. Internment will follow in Black Jack Cemetery. Under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home.


John G. Kendrick, III

Oct 23,2020

John G. Kendrick, III, 64, passed away Saturday October, 17, 2020 in Mena, AR. Mr. Kendrick was a retired Police Officer. He worked as a police officer in Yazoo City for many years. He was an Episcopal in his faith. Mr. Kendrick is survived by his daughters; Kelie Hardy of Brandon and Hunter Kendrick of Phoenix, MS, 4 grandchildren, and his Brothers; Edwin Kendrick of Byram and Frank Kendrick of Byram. He was preceded in death by his father John G. Kendrick, Jr. and his mother Mary B. Kendrick. Graveside services for Mr. Kendrick will be Friday October, 23, 2020 at 2:00 in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12:30-2:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. The Rev. George Woodliff will officiate the service under the direction of Stricklin-King.


Lois Myers Gary

Oct 22,2020

Lois Lee Myers Gary, 97, of Yazoo City, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Lois was born in Yazoo County on April 10, 1923 to Thad and Mattie Brown Myers. She attended the Yazoo County schools and graduated from Benton High School where she enjoyed extracurricular activities and playing on the basketball team. She worked various jobs including a switchboard operator for the telephone company and the Mississippi Department of Transportation, where she was employed for 32 years. She participated in activities and Sunday school at First United Methodist Church for 70 years. She loved God and her family. Her kind, compassionate, and generous spirit will be sorely missed. Lois was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Louise Murff and Doris Bell; brothers, Loyce Myers, Billy Myers, Elmo Myers, Leon Myers, and Freddy Myers. Survivors include her husband of 77 years, Earl Davis Gary of Yazoo City; brother, John Myers of Yazoo City; son, Alan Davis "Butch" Gary (Neetsie); grandchildren, Kelli Chandler, Lee Gary, and Ryan Gary; great-grandchildren, Alix Deschamp, Evans Gary, and Holland Gary; great-great-granddaughter, Dylan Deschamp; and a step-granddaughter, Kim Woodard. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City on Thursday, October 22. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. with the funeral to follow. Burial will be at Fletcher’s Chapel cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are encouraged. Serving as pallbearers are Lee Gary, Ryan Gary, Fred Myers, David Myers, Miller Holmes, Jr. and Bill McNair. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 444, Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


Dorothy L. Thomas

Oct 19,2020

Dorothy L. Thomas, 94, passed away Saturday October, 17, 2020 at St Dominics in Jackson, MS. She was a Homemaker for many years and a Presbyterian in her faith. Ms. Thomas is survived by a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Sidney Edward Thomas, Jr., and a son Sidney Edward Thomas III. A graveside service will be held Monday October 19, 2020 in Glenwood Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Dr. David Raddin will officiate the service.


Patricia Landrum Lowery

Oct 17,2020

Patricia Ann Landrum Lowery, age 72, passed to her heavenly home October 10, 2020 at the Baptist Hospital, Jackson, Ms. She was born December 25, 1947. Services and interment were held at 1:00 p.m. at Center Ridge Baptist Church in Yazoo City on October 17, 2020. Reverend Gary Walters and Reverend James Pettis officiated. Mrs. Lowery was retired from nursing after a 33 year career that she truly loved. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church Yazoo City, Ms. She was preceded in death by her parents Aldean McRee Landrum and Eleanor Ann Landrum and Daughter Kristi Bradshaw. She is survived by her husband Carley Lowery, granddaughter Brittany Bradshaw, stepsons, Carley Lowery, Jr., David Lowery and stepdaughter, Jessica_Lowery, three great grandchildren Graysen, Maddi K and Easten, Sister Rhonda Brooks (Sammy), Brothers Kerry Landrum (Diane), Darrell Landrum (Gail), Merrill Landrum and a host of nieces and nephews. Pat will be cherished as a woman of strong Faith, Hope, and LOVE.


James A. Milner

Oct 15,2020

James A. Milner, 65, of Bentonia passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Milner was a Deputy and a Lease operator for many years. He was a Baptist by faith. Mr. Milner is survived by his wife Sandra Milner, daughter Amy (Jeremy) Glascoe, son Justin (Brittany) Milner all of Bentonia, and a brother Wilton (Diana) Milner of Daytona, Fl, and 7 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Virginia Milner. Funeral services will be 3:00 Thursday October, 15, 2020 at Parkview. Visitation will be from 2-3 prior to the service. Internment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Ken Lynch and Felix Sadler will officiate the service.


Roger Gregory McGrath, III

Oct 14,2020

Roger Gregory McGrath, III passed away peacefully on October 11, 2020 at 90 years of age. He was born on February 19, 1930 to Roger G. McGrath, Jr. and Xavier Brickell McGrath. Mr. McGrath attended St. Clara Academy, St. Bernard College and Mississippi State University. He was a member of the Dixie Division during the Korean War and went on to lead Southland Oil Company for 48 years. Throughout his life, he served on several committees and boards. He especially enjoyed travel, golf and watching various MSU Bulldogs sporting events. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Barbara Peaster McGrath, son John Gregory McGrath (Janet), daughter Barbara Lynn McGrath Moore (Brian) and granddaughter Haley McGrath Moore. As a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Yazoo City, MS, memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Building Fund, or St. Mary’s Yazoo Trust at the Catholic Foundation, P.O. Box 2246, Jackson, MS 39225-2248, or the charity of your choice. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private service will be held for the family only.


Bobby G. Ward, Sr.

Oct 13,2020

Bobby G. Ward, 72, died Oct. 10, 2020 at Durant Healthcare Nursing Home. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stricklin-King Funeral Home followed by graveside services at Midway Baptist Cemetery with Rev. Jesse Byrd officiating. Mr. Ward was born March 8, 1948 in Yazoo County to Claude and Grace Eldridge Ward. He was a retired farmer and a member of Midway Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Merry M. Ward. Survivors include a son, Bobby G. Ward of Benton; daughter, Dixie Melinda Ellington of Conroe, Texas; two brothers, Thomas Ward of Yazoo City and Roy Ward of Tupelo; a sister, Claudine Harkins of Yazoo City; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Marty Ellington, Joby Ellington, Dwayne Ward, Gregory Ward, Jeff Ward, and Timmy Ward.


Mike Knott

Oct 10,2020

Charles Michael Knott, age 73, passed away Saturday February 22, 2020 at Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Born July 20, 1946 to Charlie Knott and Mildred Hudson Knottat King’s Daughters Hospital and lived his entire life in Yazoo City, MS. Mike enjoyed many hobbies during his lifetime including racing cars, hunting, fishing, building and flying model airplanes, arranging his model train landscapes, and especially riding motorcycles with his buddies. One of his favorite memories was of being the official starter for the Yazoo Mud Derby. On weekends he could often be found working in his shop on a variety of projects. He enjoyed reading, particularly booksabout the history of Yazoo City, Western novels, and the Civil War. In his early adult life, Mike turned his hobbies and interests in to a career as a mechanic for several local businesses. He considered himself fortunate to have so many friends in the community for which he was able to work alongside and hone his skills and talent. He also served in the Mississippi Air National Guard. Mike was proud to have served his community during his work with the Yazoo City Fire Department, where he retired after 20 years of service as a Lieutenant. He is preceded in death by Father Charlie Knott, Maternal Grandparents TV and Irene Hudson, Paternal grandparents John and Maude Knott, Brother-in-law Ken Waller. Survived by mother Mildred Knott, life partner Helen Presley, sister Gail K Waller, niece Enid Flynn (KC, Kellen and Elizabeth), nephew Chase Waller (Jessica), as well as several loving and supportive cousins. Memorial Services will be held Sunday October 10th at 1:00 P.M. with internment to follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Stricklin King Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.


Paul Adams, Sr.

Oct 03,2020

Paul Adams, Sr., 94 of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Tuesday September 29, 2020. A Supervisor at Phillips Conoco he was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include son; Paul (JoAnn) Adams, Jr. of Yazoo City, daughters; Regina ( Jay) Helm of Tucson, AZ, and Karen Adams of Indian Trail, NC, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren, a sister; Sylvia Penton of Grenada, and a brother; Gerald “Joe” (Kay) of Hazelhurst. Services will be held Saturday October 3rd with visitation 1:30- 2:30 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with graveside services at 3:00 P.M. in Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Highway 433 West in Yazoo County. Rev. Hal Selby will officiate. Pallbearers will be her grandsons; Paul Adams. III and Kent Adams, Son-In-Law; Jay Helms, and great grandsons; Nathan Adams, Paul Adams, IV ,John Adams and Balee Adams Serving as honorary pall bearer is Sonny Stubblefield. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to First Baptist Church.


Carol Jean Williams

Oct 03,2020

Carol Jean Williams 71, of Braxton, MS went to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus on Sept 29, 2020. Jean loved her family and her church family at Harrisville Baptist Church and especially enjoyed planning and working with the children. She is survived by her Sons Jason of Baton Rouge, LA; Eli of Lakewood CO, her grandson Ben and his mother Claire. She also leaves behind her sisters Judy (Doug) Grantham and Jill Zattoni of Harrisville, MS and Jan (John) White of Louisville, MS, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Danny Williams, her parents James and Mildred Cooper and brother James Cooper, Jr. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at 11am in the Shannon family cemetery in the Holly Bluff Community. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King funeral home with the arrangements. No visitation is scheduled. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be sent to Harrisville Baptist Church, Harrisville MS


Amanda Bailey

Sep 30,2020

Amanda Cary Bailey’s soul passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on September 28, 2020. She died of complications from COVID-19. Amanda was born on February 6, 1938 to proud and loving parents, Louis Andrew Cary and Lorene Hughes Cary in Yazoo City, Mississippi and lived for most of her years through high school at Sherwood on Wolf Lake. She attended Mississippi State College for Women (now MUW) in Columbus for one year, after which she married John Hayes Dent, Sr. of Kinkead Plantation on Eagle Bend Road, along the Yazoo River. With John, she gave birth to three adorable children, Mollie Cary Dent, John Hayes Dent, Jr. and Richard Hughes Dent. She spent her days raising children while John farmed with his twin brother, Jim. In God’s providence, Amanda became a widow at the early age of 27. Later, in 1967 Amanda married Robert J Bailey (Bob) who became the fortunate husband and dad to a full-sized family. Bob and Amanda were married for more than 53 years and enjoyed raising the family, taking joy in numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren who were added to the fold over the years. Amanda and Bob raised the children in First Presbyterian Church where she faithfully taught Sunday School to the high school class and many Ladies Bible Studies. In addition, Amanda was a popular and sought after ladies luncheon and retreat speaker throughout Mississippi and neighboring states. For many years, Amanda audited theology classes at Reformed Theological Seminary and held the unofficial title of having accumulated the most classroom hours and the least credit hours of any student ever attending RTS. She was known and well respected by many a young seminary student, awed by her knowledge of the subject at hand. In Bob’s profession as a local banker and later as an executive officer at Reformed Theological Seminary, Amanda was a valuable asset and lent her beauty and glowing personality to every occasion. Amanda is preceded in death by her parents, Loius Andrew Cary and Lorene Hughes Cary, husband, John Hayes Dent, Sr., daughter, Mollie Dent Stock, granddaughter, Margaret Amanda (Maggie) Jones and grandson, William Stokes Jones. She is survived by her husband, Robert J. (Bob) Bailey, son, John Hayes Dent, Jr. (Carolyn); son, Richard Hughes Dent (Christina) and grandchildren, John Montfort Jones (Jessica), Annie Kinkead Dent, John Hayes Dent III, Cary Kathleen Dent, Margaret LaVergn Dent, Andrew Knox Dent and Robert Kinkead Dent; and great grandchildren, Mollie Kinkead Jones and Walker Stokes Jones. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church, Yazoo City, MS with graveside to follow at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are recommended to Reformed Theological Seminary for the Maggie and Stokes Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund, 5422 Clinton Blvd, Jackson, MS 39209; or The Voice of the Martyrs, 1815 SE Bison Rd, Bartlesville, OK 74006


Katie Lorraine Hardacre

Sep 22,2020

Katie Lorraine Hardacre, 88, passed away Friday September, 18, 2020 at her residence in Flora, Ms. Mrs. Hardacre was a Homemaker for many years. She was also a member of the Franklin Baptist Church. Mrs. Hardacre is survived by her daughter Gloria Gower and her husband Lee of Raymond. She is also survived by her son Harris Eldridge of Flora, and also survived by her sisters; Grace Jones of Yazoo City, Katherine Harrison of Tinsley, and Helen Luby of Yazoo City, and a Brother Vardamin Smith of Yazoo City. Mrs Hardacre is also survived by her 9 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and 15 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband William Edward Hardacre, a daughter-in-law Karen Eldridge, parents; Mattie and George, daughter Bobby Jean Haley, grandson Michael Porch, and great granddaughter Makala Cramer. Services for Mrs. Hardacre will be Tuesday September, 22. 2020 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 A.M. with visitation from 9:30-11 prior. Internment will be at Bethlehem Cemetery following the service. The Rev. Donny Parker will officiate the service.


Jerry W Johnson

Sep 19,2020

Jerry Johnson passed away on September 11, 2020 Jerry was born in Hearne, Texas on November 16, 1939 and moved with his family to Jackson, Mississippi. Jerry and Pat went to Provine High School. Jerry attended Millsaps College while Pat went to Mississippi College. Jerry was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. They made lifelong friends in Jackson. After school Jerry was employed by a wholesale HVAC company where he traveled throughout Mississippi selling equipment. Jerry and Pat Magee were married in Jackson. They have four children, Ginny Sims (Robert), Jeff Johnson (Berry), Patrick Johnson (Jennifer), Catherine Hicks (Brian). Jerry was grandfather to Mare Gibbs (Jake), Mollie Witherspoon (Joe), Len Clark, Ainslee Johnson, Chris Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Griffin Johnson, Berry V Johnson, Hattie Hicks, Lilly Hicks, Daniel Hicks and one great grandchild, Sims Gibbs . The family moved to Yazoo City in the early 70’s and Jerry opened up Johnson Cooling & Heating on Main Street. He sold Amana appliances and brought the first microwave to Yazoo. Jerry also was a dealer of Motorola two-way radios. He serviced farmers and other businesses. He had an entrepreneurial spirit, designing an intake for trucks for mud racing. He also opened up a motorcycle shop and started a motocross track outside of Yazoo City. Jerry was prone to bouts of spontaneity. He loved to lavish attention on his grandchildren in unique ways, such as taping hundreds of peppermints on a tricycle for his granddaughter’s birthday, putting money in a balloon for his grandchildren to pop or showing up in their front yard with a pony. He also loved to garden and cook big feasts on holidays and Sunday mornings. One of Jerry’s favorite activities in Yazoo City was our hunting camp in the Delta National Forest. During the hunting season, Jerry rode a fire breathing horse called “Buck.” Tall tales, great food, large outdoor fires and late nights were the regular. Jerry was preceded in death by his father Foye Elmer Johnson, his mother Opal Lee Johnson and his sister Wanda Lynn Johnson Smith. A memorial service will be held at Stricklin-King funeral home in Yazoo City on Saturday, September 19th with the visitation at 10am and the service at 11am. Romans 8:38-39. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Rodney Young Ertle

Sep 19,2020

Rodney Young Ertle, a tender soul whose warm smile was outmatched only by the size of his caring heart, died September 15, 2020, from complications of COVID-19. His faith in God was unwavering and he passed peacefully, surrounded by the loving staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Yazoo City, MS. People were drawn to Mr. Ertle’s infectious smile, generosity of spirit, and genuine love all people. Babies always commanded his attention and affection, and he had a knack for turning strangers into friends. He was a caring friend and a beacon of hope to those in need of encouragement. Mr. Ertle was drawn to water- an avid swimmer in his youth and he enjoyed time on the Florida beaches with his family. Mr. Ertle loved American history and spoke often of a favorite vacation to Washington, DC, with his sister, Stacy. He loved his family and looked forward to the Ertle family reunions each year. Mr. Ertle was a Yazoo City native and lifelong resident. A graduate of Manchester Academy, he was a proud member of the school’s marching band. Mr. Ertle is survived by his “little sister” Stacy Ertle, of Albuquerque, NM; aunt and uncle Martha and Bill Martin, of Bentonia; aunt Shirley Neely, of Little Yazoo; as well as great aunts, great uncles, many cousins, and too many friends to count. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Young and Carrie Sue Hicks Ertle, of Yazoo City, MS. Family and friends are invited to join a memorial service led by Bro. Josh Matthews on Saturday, September 19, 2020 in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Visitation at the church will begin at 1:00, followed by the service at 2:00. A private family burial will follow at Cypress Gardens Cemetery. The family wishes to express our gratitude to the staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital and Yazoo Health and Rehabilitation, with a special thank you to David Lancaster, Mr. Ertle’s longtime friend and supporter. The family also wishes to express our sincere gratitude to Helen Tenhet and Terrye Layne Tenhet who lovingly looked after Mr. Ertle for many years. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City, MS or Oak Grove Baptist Church in Bentonia, MS.


Barbara Ann Adam

Sep 09,2020

Barbara Ann Adam, 68, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday September 4, 2020 in Montgomery County. She was the Owner/ Operator of The Treasure Chest Resale sahop In Yazoo City and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter; Lee Ann Pigg of Calhoun City, 5 grandchildren, stepdaughters; Amy Adam of Greenville, Gerri Sackerson of Arlinton, TX, and her sister; Wanda Rigney of Yazoo City. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband; Bobby Adam,(former Yazoo City Police Chief) brother; Ray White, and her parents; Edwin Hugh & Lois Christine Mooney White. Services will be conducted at Stricklin King Funeral Home Wednesday September 9th with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Edward Lee Faulkenberry

Sep 08,2020

Edward Lee Faulkenberry passed away Friday September 4, 2020 at the age of 90. He was born July 8, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan spending his formative years in the aftermath of the depression, WW II, and even overcame childhood Polio. His family moved back to Oklahoma when he was a teenager where he met and on March 8, 1947 married his wife of 64 years, Virginia Maxine Sawyers, they had 4 children. An entrepreneur most of his life, Ed owned his own business in Tulsa, Oklahoma before deciding to attend college as a 28-year-old, married man with a wife and 3 children (at that time). He graduated in only 3 years, and began working for Sinclair Oil company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After working for Sinclair for two years, he took a position with Sun Oil Company, who transferred him to Mississippi in 1964. Later, he and a partner purchased R.B. Gill Co. in Louise, MS where he lived until his retirement. Ed was a member of the Yazoo City Church of Christ, enjoyed traveling across the US with his family, old cars, baseball, and NASCAR. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Lee W. and Bertha C. Faulkenberry, and wife Virginia Maxine Faulkenberry, and daughter-in-law Renee Y. Faulkenberry. He is survived by daughters Donna F. (Jerry) Pierce, Nanci F. (Pierce) Boatner, Anette J. Batson, and son Ralph Faulkenberry. Six grandchildren: Christopher L. (Clair) Pierce, Christina B. (Bill) Harris, Brandon C. Batson, Halen L. Faulkenberry, Courtney L. Faulkenberry, Alexandre R. Faulkenberry. Four great-grandchildren: Layton Pierce, Brett Pierce, Vaden Pierce, and Kyle Harris. Graveside services will be Tuesday September 8th at Shiloh Cemetery in Yazoo County at 2:00 P.M. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. No visitation is scheduled. The family request memorials be made to Shiloh Cemetery, c/o Bessie Mizlle, 165 Brookleigh Place, Byram, MS 39272.


Marie Adell Hibbard

Sep 05,2020

Marie Adell Hibbard, 34 of Yazoo City died Wednesday September 2, 2020 at Baptist Medical Center Yazoo from injuries received in a motorcycle crash. A Registered Nurse at Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include her son; Eathan Aaron Beaird of Yazoo City and his father Aaron Beaird of Texas, Marie is also survived by her parents, Carl & Pamela Hibbard of Yazoo City, sisters; Michelle Lindboe of Lake City, FL, Renee Hibbard Walker of Eden, and an uncle; Timothy Oldham of Panama City, FL Visitation and services will be conducted at First Presbyterian Church Saturday September 5th with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev. Caleb Clark and Rev. Charles Wingard will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Maxine Douglas

Sep 05,2020

Maxine Smith Douglas was born January 26, 1934 in Benton , MS to George W. and Rebecca Lida Smith. Maxine accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age. She transitioned to her heavenly home on September 4, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband (Edward Douglas) and siblings; three sisters; Nadine Rozier, Helen Gordan, Linda Smith, one brother; Robert (Sonny) Smith; She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters, Brenda (Glenn) Martin, Sue Hughes, Renee (Jimmy) Ward, and Mary (Tommy) Hancock; grandchildren; Ashley Saxton, Melinda Martin, Angela Russell, Jordan (Kim) Ward, Mary Kate (Taylor) Ward, Lily Kate Saxton, Heidi Guttery, Robin Coleman, Meagan Moore, and Joey Hancock. Great grandchildren A.J. Saxton, Tyson Saxton, Madison Russell, Madilyn Russell, Naomi Case, David Lee Faulk, and Wyatt Guttery; sisters; Sarah (Butch) Smith, Katie Cotterman; brothers; Billy Smith, Harold Smith, Don (Linda) Smith, Jimmy (Wanda) Douglas, Vivian (Margaret) Douglas and a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends she loved deeply. Ask anyone that ate at her table and you will hear a resounding "she was the best cook ever." She shared this gift with others by cooking numerous meals during her lifetime. Visitation Saturday, September 5, 2020, from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at her residence. Graveside service at 3:00 pm at Concord Cemetery. Officiated by Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


David L. Allen, Jr.

Sep 03,2020

David L. Allen, Jr, 38, of Yazoo City who was born May 11,1982 to Sherry Hern & David Allen, Sr. passed away peacefully at Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Jackson, MS on August 29, 2020 at 7:45 A.M. He was disabled, a loving Husband, Son, Dad, and Brother. He was a long Haul Driver and Jack of All Trades before he became disabled. He is survived by his wife; Christina Allen, mom and step-dad; Sherry and Darrell Hern, daughter; Chloe Elaine Allen, 2 sisters; Rhonda / Rickey Driskill and Tina / Sammy Chapman, 2 nieces Marrissa & Jazmine Chapman, 5 nephews; Drayden Coker, Roman Driskill, Richard Fore, Sammy and Landon Chapman, step-daughter; Tifani Pujol, step-son; Troy Wilmoth, 2 gradndbabies; Mark & Delilah Pujol, 2 grandmothers; Earnestine Blaylock & Ruthie Mae Powell, parents-in-law Michael & Renee Cochran and a host of aunts, uncles, 1st and 2nd cousins. David had a heart of gold and loved his family very much. He will be missed by many. A memorial service under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home will be held at The Crosslife Church of God of Prophecy, 100 Graball Freerun Rd in Yazoo City, MS 39194, at 1:00 P.M. Thursday September 3rd with Bro. Matt Clark officiating.


J. B. Isonhood

Sep 02,2020

J. B. Isonhood, 92, of Tinsley passed away at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland Sunday August 30, 2020. A Gang Pusher with Tinsley Well Service he was a member of Satartia First Baptist Church. Survivors include; his wife Louise Isonhood, daughters; Peggy Appleton of Tinsley, and Lisa (Vince) Mathis of Yazoo City,sons Earl (Susan) Isonhood of Vivian, LA, Jimmy Dale (Faith) Isonhood of Tinsley and Billy Joe (Lana) Isonhood of Bentonia, 19 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. J. B. was preceded in death by; a granddaughter; Heather Appleton Summers, great grandson; Kohlson Benjamin Moeller,and son-in-law; David Appleton. A private graveside service will be held Wednesday September 2nd at Tomb Stone (Family) Cemetery on Old Dover Road in Yazoo County. Rev. Matt Clark will officiate. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Serving as pallbearers are; Thomas Mathis, Christopher Mathis, Bob Appleton, Kip Isonhood, Ward Coleman, Eric Isonhood and Gray Summers.


Kathy Elaine Dunn

Aug 31,2020

Kathy Elaine Dunn, 58, of Yazoo City passed away Friday August 28, 2020 at her residence. A Waitress she was a member of Concord Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Gary Dunn, sons; Casey Savell of Bentonia, Chance Savell and Kyle Savell both of Yazoo City, daughter; Atonya Savell of Yazoo City, and sister; Dale Frost of Henderson, TX. Father; Dow Collins of Crenshaw. Kathy was preceded in death by her mother; Eloise Frost and a sister Teresa King. There is no visitation scheduled. Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home will be Monday August 31st in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in Yazoo County with Rev. John Gallgher officiating. Serving as pallbearers are; Sammy Frost, Casey Savell, Chance Savell, and Kyle Savell.


Caroline Kelly Ball

Aug 21,2020

Caroline Kelly Ball, age 80, a devoted and selfless wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Tuesday August 18, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Caroline was born in Greenwood, MS on April 8, 1940, the second eldest of five children. She spent her earliest years in Cleveland, MS and later moved to Yazoo City in the eighth grade. She graduated from Yazoo City High School where she was elected Most Beautiful, Who’s Who, football maid, a class favorite, and she also represented Yazoo City in the Miss Hospitality pageant. She attended Mississippi College for Women and was a member of the Lockhart Social Club before working in banking in Yazoo City, Gulport, and later in Vicksburg. Caroline married Jimmie Ball on April 6, 1963 and they moved to Vicksburg, MS where they became members of Crawford Street United Methodist Church and where they made their home for more than 50 years. Caroline loved her banking clients and they loved her, but her greatest joy and purpose was always her family. Forever the caregiver, Caroline poured her love into her two boys and later cared for her ailing parents in their greatest time of need. She was always placing others before herself. Even as Alzheimer’s advanced, Caroline could often be found in other patient’s rooms attempting to comfort them. Caroline was predeceased by her parents, Murry and Sarah Kelly, formerly of Yazoo City; and a sister, Sara Beth Vincent of Alexandria, LA She is survived by her beloved husband and partner of 57 years, Jimmie Ball; her son and daughter in law, Dr. James W. Ball, Jr. and Tonya Ball of Plano, TX; and their children, Kimberly Kelly Ball and Carter Ball; her son and daughter in law Rob and Ashley Ball of Houston, TX and their children, Brin Ryland Ball, Hayes Ball, Layton Ball and Linden Grace Ball of Houston, TX. She is also survived by sisters, Ann Kelly Raley (Don) of Carlisle, PA, and Becky Kelly of Oxford, MS; and her brother, Bob Kelly of Jackson, MS. The family wishes to thank the staff at The Nichols Center in Madison, MS and Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. A graveside service will be held on Friday August 21st, at 4:00 P.M. in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. All interested family and friends are cordially invited to attend. Condolences can be posted at Striklin-King.com. Memorials may be made to Crawford Street United Methodist Church at 900 Crawford Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 or to the MIND Center at UMMC, Development Accounting, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216.


Bonnie E. Ruschewski

Aug 20,2020

Bonnie E Ruschewski, 82, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday August 16, 2020 at The Mississippi Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Jackson. She retired as an Executive Secretary at Mississippi Chemical Corporation and was a member of Benton United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter; Sandra (Gregg) Ragland of Lexington, sons; Bruce (Woo Woo) Ruschewski of Benton, and Brett Ruschewski of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Ashleigh Nowell, Chandler Ragland, B. J. Ruschewski, Rusch Ragland, and Bruce Ellis Ruschewski and 3 great grandchildren. Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday August 20th in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Chandler Ragland will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are; B. J. Ruschewski, Bennett Ruschewski, Rusch Ragland, Bruce Ellis Ruschewski, Kevin Ellis, and Thomas Hollinsworth.


Susan Mazelle Johnson Simmons

Aug 19,2020

Susan Mazelle Johnson Simmons, 103, was born July 24, 1917 to Walter and Susan Johnson in Union, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel Matthew Simmons, grandson Harold Simmons, Jr.,a sister; Elinor Johnson Chandler and 5 brothers; Alvis Johnson, Joe Johnson, Edsel Johnson, Henry Johnson and William Johnson. Mrs. Simmons is survived by a son Harold (Linda) Simmons of Denham Springs, La. Two daughters; Betty (George) Floyd of Goodman, MS and Brenda (Jimmy) Oakes of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Susan (Billy) Melton, Trent (Lauren) Floyd, Jeremy (Rachel) Floyd, Troy (Melissa) Simmons, and Diane (Tim) Wilkes 11 great grandchildren, and 20 great great grandchildren. Mrs. Simmons was a long time member of Center Ridge Baptist Church, and later of First Baptist Church. The family would like to thank Martha Coker Green House Home, and Dr. William Thompson for their loving care of our Mother and Grandmother.


Mary E. Gilmore

Aug 19,2020

Mary E. Gilmore, 87, of Tinsley passed away Monday August 17, 2020 at The Martha Coker Green House Homes. A Nurse she was a member of Tinsley Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter; Ann (LeRoy McBride of Yazoo City, sons; Edward (Lynn) Gilmore, Jr. of Yazoo City, and John (Tina) Gilmore of Owens, MA, 8 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. And sisters; Frances Lynch of Hernando, and Emily Pharr of Gulfport. Serving as pallbearers are; Jay Gilmore, Robert Cotten, LeRoy McBride Harris Cotten, and Tre Cotten.


Ada Carter

Aug 15,2020

Graveside Funeral services for Ada Carter, age 74 of Bentonia, MS, who passed away on August 13, 2020 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital, will be Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Midway Baptist Cemetery. Ada Carter is survived by four sons; Franky (Michele) Carter of Bentonia, David (Tracy) Carter of Winona, Robby Carter of Bentonia, Jamey (Amber) Carter of Bentonia, 8 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, sister; Nancy Hilderbrand of Vicksburg, sister-in-law; Mary Anna Bigford of Bentonia and a host of nieces and nephews who she also called her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; Marion "Bud" Carter, Jr., her brothers; James Henry Bigford Jr and Allan Jackson Bigford Sr, and her sister; Rosemary James (Sister). No Visitation is planned. Ada was a member of Central Baptist Church where she taught the Adult Sunday School class for many years. She was a retired Registered Nurse where she ministered to countless patients, family members and co-workers. Her motto of life, which she passed on to so many lives was, “Trust in the Lord and take it one day at a time”. She was a believer in Jesus and a model to all in showing unconditional love to all in which she came unto contact. Her passion was living by example as a follower of Christ, loving her family and always being there. She never missed a sporting event, dance recital or whatever else in which her children and grandchildren were participating. The family covets your prayers over the coming days as we celebrate her ascension to heaven and mourn the loss of her physical presence here on earth. The family all agrees that it is now our responsibility to carry on her legacy of how a Christian is supposed to live and love others! We close this with another of her favorite quotes, “We can’t always see the hand of God, but we can always trust the heart of God and know that he is right there with us.” Stricklin King Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


Webster Ivo Strickland

Aug 13,2020

Webster Ivo Strickland, 75, of Yazoo City passed away Monday August 10, 2020 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Parkview Church of God. Ivo worked in construction, formerly employed as Yazoo County Road Foreman, and Owner / Operator of Strickland Rentals. Survivors include his wife; Lynn Bates Strickland, daughter; Deb (Randy) Saxton and son Chad Strickland all of Yazoo City, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and sister; Veronica Strickland of Jackson. Services will be conducted Thursday August 13th at Parkview Church of God on Highway 16E followed by internment in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City with Rev. Ken Lynch officiating. Visitation will be at Parkview Church beginning at 10:00 A.M. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the arrangements. Serving as pallbearers are; David Carpenter, Jason Dew, Billy Guthrie, Tommy Peaster, Chad Chester, and Andrew Walsh. Honorary pallbearers are; Jimmy Druey, Sr., Bubba Dew, Billy Brewer, and John Hines. In Lieu of Flowers the family request memorials to Parkview Church of God.


Gerald "Jerry" Paul Frasier

Aug 08,2020

Gerald "Jerry" Paul Fraiser  Gerald Paul “Jerry” Fraiser, 76, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday August 5, 2020 at his residence. Jerry was a retired banker and served as Director of The Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce, a U.S. Air Force Veteran of The Vietnam War. He retired as a Brigadier General (MS) with the Mississippi Army National Guard, served as an Officer of the Yazoo City Lions Club and other Civic Clubs, a Founding Board Member of The Yazoo City Boys & Girls Club, and a Commissioner of The Yazoo City Housing Authority.  Survivors include his wife; Peggy Fraiser; sons: Paul Douglas “Doug (Eun Mee) Fraiser of Enterprise, AL, and Gerald Christian “Chris” Fraiser of Lake Charles, LA; grandchildren: Hannah Rebecca Fraiser and Shelby Elizabeth Fraiser, and several nieces and nephews.  Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Paul & Ruby Fraiser, and brothers Ronnie, Johnny, and Donnie. Visitation will begin 10:00 A.M. At First United Methodist Church with funeral services at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Lauren Porter officiating. Graveside services with Military Honors will follow in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers are; Johnny Crow, Johnny Crow, Jr, Joshua Ryan, Jesse Alford, Owen Richards, Michael McCain, Jason Corley, and Clay Adcock. Honorary Pallbearers are Frank Patty and Miller Holmes, Jr. In lieu of Flowers the family requests memorials be made to The First United Methodist Church, P O Box 444, Yazoo City, MS 39194 or The Boys and Girls Club of Yazoo City, P.O. Box 1617, Yazoo City, MS 39194.


Francis William "Willie" Regan

Aug 08,2020

Francis William “Willie” Regan, 84, of the Freerun Community passed away Wednesday August 5, 2020 at Merit Health Central Medical Center in Jackson. Retired as an Excavator Operator He was a communicate of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife; Billie Regan, daughter; Viola Louise Regan (Scott Goodfellow) of Springdale, AR, son; Francis William Regan, Jr. of Yazoo City, grandson; Bailey William Regan, brother; Joseph Rocco Regan of Forest, and a sister; Ann Robinson of Yazoo City. Willie was preceded in death by his son Theodore Ralph Regan. Graveside services will be held Saturday August 8th at 9:30A.M. in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


Warrene B. Chisolm Jones

Aug 08,2020

Warrene B. Chisolm Jones, 89, of Jackson passed away Wednesday August 5, 2020 at her residence. A homemaker she was of The Baptist Faith. Survivors include her sons; Thomas Allen Chisolm of Jackson, Joseph Martin Chisolm of Brandon, Davie Lee Chisolm of Jackson and Jonathan Lemuel Chisolm of Raymond,daughters; Brenda Faye Cole of Ridgeland, Laura Lavon Higgins of Jackson, Drene Anne Seibert of Utica and Donna Renee Hughes of Florence, 13 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday August 8th at 2:00 P.M. in the cemetery of Midway Methodist Church under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City. Serving as Pallbearers are; Casey Hughes, T.C. Chisolm, John Seibert, Joseph Chisolm, and Jonathan Chisolm.


Joyce Estella Hancock

Jul 31,2020

Our Sweet Mama, Joyce Estella Hancock, 90 , was called to her heavenly home on Sunday July 26, 2020. Joyce was a homemaker, full-time Mama to her three children and a loving Granny/Great Granny. She was born in Florida where she met the LOVE of her life Loyd Hancock, married for 60 years. Preceded in death by her husband Loyd, son Rawles and siblings Iris, Gloria, Alan and George. Survived by her brother Louis Mann and her children Mark(Donna), Cindee(Joseph) and Daughter in Law Nita. Grandchildren Greta(David), Holly (Billy), Adam(Lori) and Tyler (Katy). Great-Grandchildren Kyle, Ross, Addie, Kameron, Macy, Reagan and Kambree. Arrangements by Stricklin-King Yazoo City, MS. Visitation(Limited to 10 people at a time) : Wed 7/29 - 11am - 4pm Thurs 7/30 - 8 am - 2pm (Family Only 2-4 pm) Graveside Service - Friday 7/31/20 11AM - Dover Cemetery, Bentonia, MS Reception to follow at The Heartland , Bentonia MS Flowers or Donations made in honor of Mrs Joyce Hancock to Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland, MS will be welcomed.


Horace Augustus Ryan

Jul 30,2020

Horace Augustus Ryan, 93, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Monday July 27, 2020 at the G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. A retired Farmer for over 50 years and also retired from The Yazoo County Road Department, he was a member of Ogden Baptist Church. Horace was a very well loved member of his community and never met a stranger. Survivors include; son; Horace Allen (Melinda) Ryan, daughter; Melissa “Lisa” Ryan (Don) Womack both of Mechanicsburg, grandchildren; Christy Lynn White, Nettie Diane White, and Dustin Allen (April) Ryan, great grandsons; Nathan Kyle Womack, and Maddox Allen Ryan, nephew Grover Lyman Ryan, and a host of nieces and nephews and other beloved family members. Horace was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years Nettie Pearl Dement Ryan, parents; Grover Cleveland & Nettie Alma Cook Ryan, brothers; Leonard Melvin Ryan, Grover Lyman Ryan, nephew; Leonard Melvin Ryan, II, and niece Alice Sue Ryan-Kris. Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday July 30th in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City with Rev. James Pettis officiating. There is no public visitation scheduled. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Lenny Ryan, Mark Dement, Marty Dement, Matt Dement, Cary Dorrell, and Walter Tenant,. Serving as honorary pallbearers are; Nonnie McGraw, Max New, and Bernice Hilderbrand.


Hoover Lee

Jul 29,2020

Hoover Lee, 86, of Louise died peacefully Thursday July 23, 2020 at his residence. Born May 22, 1934 in Canton, China, he came to the United States at the age of 9 months on The SS President Hoover His father gave him his American Name of Hoover from this Ocean Liner. Hoover graduated from Louise High School, attended 2 years at Hinds Jr College, then transferred to Mississippi State University in 1954 graduating in June 1956 with a BS Degree in Business Administration. Hoover served 2 years in the U. S. Army returning to Louise to operate the family business, Lee Hong Company, which his father started in 1917. A Retail Merchant in Louise he not only had served his country, Hoover served his community being elected to the positions of Alderman & Mayor for the Town of Louise for almost 30 years, elected to six terms. Hoover was a member of Louise United Methodist Church. This man never met a stranger. His greatest Love was his Heavenly Father, Family, Friends, and Mississippi State University. Survivors include his wife of 64 years Freeda Gee Lee, sons; Stanley W. “Stan” Lee & Timothy S. "Tim" Lee both of Louise, daughter; Sharilyn G.“Shari” Lee of Madison, and sisters Fong Lau of New Jersey, and Grace Lee of California. Hoover was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; John and Joe Lee and sisters; May Lee and Frances Wong. Graveside services will be Wednesday July 29th at 1:00 P.M. in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City . Rev. Julian Crawford will officiate. The family, although they may not be present, would like to invite friends to come by Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City beginning Monday through Wednesday morning to pay your respects and sign the register. Hoover will always leave the Legacy for his Hoover Sauce used on grills and in recipes Throughout The Delta, the State of Mississippi and allover The U.S.A.


Barney Ray Scroggins

Jul 28,2020

Barney Ray Scroggins, 74, of Bentonia, was born on September 9, 1945, and went to be with his heavenly Father on Saturday, July 25, 2020. He was raised in the Delta and followed in his father's footsteps as a farmer until the early 80s. He began a new career in the construction industry and retired as a Superintendent with Hemphill Construction in December of 2016. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great -grandfather and friend to many. He was a very caring man who never met a stranger and was always willing to help others. He was a faithful member and Trustee of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. He is survived by Sharon, his loving wife of 37 years; son, Barney Ray "Bubba" Scroggins, Jr. (Michelle) of Bentonia, and daughters Gail Thompson of Brandon and Coby McGraw (Boyd) of Meridian. He was the proud Papaw of grandchildren, Brandi Collins (Zach), Kati Dunn (Wilson), Hunter Ray Scroggins (Anna), Taylor Scroggins, Cole McDonald (Allison), Molly and Carter McGraw and great-grandchildren: Patton, Carson, and Cash Collins; Stella Dunn; Emma Rose Scroggins, and soon-to-be Macie Cole McDonald. He is also survived by his brother, Raymond Scroggins, and sisters Charlotte Hogue (Bobby) and Alice Brooks (Jimmy). Barney Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Edna Scroggins; his sister, Clara Gilmer; granddaughter Railey Claire Thompson and son-in-law, Robby Thompson. He is also preceded in death by his faithful canine companion, Ginger. Although our hearts are filled with emptiness and sorrow he has left us with a lifetime of wonderful memories. He will truly be missed and loved forever. Services will be graveside at 10 am on Tuesday, July 28th, at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, located at 3785 Hwy 433, Bentonia, Ms. All friends and family are invited to attend. Stricklin-KIng Funeral Home of Yazoo City has been entrusted with teh arrangements.


Olivia K Bowman

Jul 27,2020

Olivia K. Bowman, 77, of Little Yazoo passed away Thursday July 23, 2020 at The Mississippi Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. A Homemaker she was a Communicate of St Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband Robert F. “Bobby” Bowman of Little Yazoo, daughter; Holly K. Bowman Barnett of Bentonia, brother; Robert John Allen of North Carolina, sisters; Barbara Swayze of Benton, and Frances Barbour of Jackson. Olivia was preceded in death by; daughter; Melissa Bowman, parents; Charles & Mary Belle Allen, Sr, brother; Charles w. Allen, Jr, sisters Mary Imogene Erickson & Imogene Erickson & brother; Davis Allen. Graveside services will be Monday July 27th in Central Holmes Cemetery on Dover Road in Yazoo County. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the arrangements. No visitation is scheduled.


Betty Carolyn Potter

Jul 23,2020

Betty Carolyn Potter, 71, of Bentonia passed away at her residence Monday July 20, 2020. A Homemaker she was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; Wayne Potter, sons; Jeff (Kim) Tyer of Bentonia, and Charlie (Leslie) Tyer of Friendswood, TX, a daughter; Barbara (Jamie) Holland of Bentonia, brother; Aubrey Carson of Bentonia 5 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Betty was preceded in death by; her parents; Russell A. & Frances Opell Bradshaw Carson, and her husband; Charles Earl Tyer. Graveside services will be under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home Thursday July 23rd at 11:00 a.m. At Mt Olivet Cemetery on Highway 433 West in Yazoo County.


Joy J. Purvis

Jul 17,2020

Joy Janelle Purvis was born April 13, 1937 and passed away on July, 15, 2020 at Martha Coker Green Houses. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fed and Minnie Dew, brother Ed Dew, and sister Fay Broom. She was a Baptist and a Member of Eden Baptist Church. She worked at E&W Manufacturing with her mother. She lived most of her life with her Mother in Yazoo County. She spent many years raising her nieces; Pam, Lisa, Brenda, and Kim. She also spent time with her Aunt, Christine Jones, in Tennessee. Along with this family, she also had a large, Loving family at Martha Coker. Services will be held at Glenwood Cemetery on July, 17th at 10:00.


William Mitchell Myers

Jul 16,2020

William Mitchell Myers passed away on July 15, 2020 after a long and brave battle with Parkinson’s disease. He passed peacefully in his home with his loved ones at his bedside. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Jeannie Myers and his children Mitch Myers (Sharon) and Michelle Burton (Jay) and his sister Kay Myers Davis; five grandchildren, Jacob, Dustin and Amber Porter, Morgan Gillis and Dalton Burton. He is preceded in death by his parents, his nephew, Bubba Davis and great-granddaughter, Veda Garner. Mitchell was born on April 26, 1947 to proud parents William “Billy” and Thelma Myers. Mitchell’s career stated at Geological Field Surveys (GFS) where he spent nearly 20 years. He then became a small business owner and opened a BP gas station in Yazoo City, MS. Mitchell’s career concluded in retirement from the Mississippi Department of Transportation in 2009. Mitchell was known for his hard work, his love for the outdoors and love for his family. He was a member of Benton United Methodist Church. Mitchell loved to watch westerns and liked to end his day with a bowl of ice cream. He had a great group of friends, also known as the “Fat Boys Club” who for many years would meet in Benton and play cards. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at the “Martha Coker Green Houses” and at Hospice Ministries for their love and support during this time. Memorial services for Mitchell Myers will be held at 5:00 pm , Thursday, July 16th 2020 at Central Baptist Church on 1495 Hwy 49 Bentonia , MS 39040. Burial will follow at Central Holmes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Benton United Methodist Church 1384 Old. Hwy 16, Benton, MS 39039 or to Central Baptist Church.


Lillie Mae Hilderbrand

Jul 14,2020

Lillie Mae Hilderbrand, 72, of Bentonia passed away Monday July 13, 2020 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. A Homemaker she was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband Robert Hugh Hilderbrand, Sr.,son Robert Hugh Hilderbrand, Jr. daughters; Caree Milner and Mandy Jenkins grandsons; Joey Milner and Justin Milner, granddaughters; Samatha Jenkins, and Kayla Jenkins, brother; Tommy Turner and sister; Sue Goode all of Bentonia. Graveside services are scheduled for Tuesday July 14th at 11:00 A.M. At Hilderbrand Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


Julia Mae Coleman

Jul 13,2020

Julia Mae Coleman Jul 13, 2020 (date of funeral) Julia Mae Coleman, 87, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Friday July 10, 2020. A Homemaker , she served Parkview Church of God as Treasurer for 30 years. Survivors include her sons; Tommy Coleman of Yazoo City, & Don Coleman of Kosciusko, daughter-in-law; Ramona Coleman of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Kristy McGraw of Yazoo City, Trent McGraw of Yazoo City, Sinclair Coleman of Flora, Palmer Coleman, Lauren Coleman Aldridge of Cleveland, and Dalton Coleman of Kosciusko, great grandchildren; Harley Evilsizor & Tanner Evilsizor both of Yazoo City, Bowen & Bentley Coleman of Canton, and great great grandchildren; Ali Rose Aldridge & Grace Townsend McGraw of Cleveland. Mrs. Julia Mae was preceded in death b y her parents; Norwood & June Addington, her husband Thomas Roland “Son” Coleman, a daughter; Sherry McGraw, brothers; Ricky & Ken Addington, and her stepmother; Bonnie Addington. Graveside services will be held in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home Monday July 13th at 10:00A.M.


Lee Ray Raden

Jul 10,2020

Lee Ray Raden, 88, of Vaughan formerly of Yazoo City passed away Monday July 6, 2020 at St, Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. For several years Lee was a self employed Toms Food Distributor, served as interim Yazoo County Sheriff in 1991 and 1992, served as President of The Yazoo City Rotary Club, as President of The Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce, as a Deacon and a member of First Baptist Church of Yazoo City, our country in The U S Army during The Korean War, presently he was a member of Blackjack Baptist Church and enjoyed R V Camping for 40 plus years. Survivors include his wife Kathleen Raden of Vaughan, daughter; Lisa (Jay) Nichols of Vaughan, son; David Ray (Yvonne) Raden of Kingsport, TN, granddaughters; Stacey (Jordan) Travis, Christie (Ethan) Dunham, and Brooke (Michael) Hogan, and 7 great grandchildren. Lee was preceded in death by a grandchild Jamie Nichols and a son Donald Lee Raden. A private family Graveside will be held in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Cortez Hutchinson officiating. The family request that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Blackjack Baptist Church.


Harold Craig Hood

Jul 07,2020

Harold Craig Hood, 73, of Yazoo City passed away Friday July 3, 2020 at his residence. He was self Employed in Retail Sales, a U. S. Army Veteran, and a member of Mid Way Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; Elizabeth “Sissy” Hood, sons; Jim ( Melissa) Hood of Florence, and Duane (Julie) Dycus of Osyka, daughters; Christy (Jason) Bunn of Florence, Debbie Yates of Yazoo City, and Cathy Dycus of Yazoo City, brother Leslie Hood of Yazoo City, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Craig was preceded in death by a granddaughter Marlene Elizabeth Quinn, brothers; Herbert, Doyle, Paul, and Lamar hood and his parents; James and Minnie Ward Hood. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will not be a public visitation. Graveside services will be conducted under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home Tuesday July 7th at 3:00 P.M. in Midway Baptist Cemetery with Elder Eugene Norris officiating.


Stella F. Nail

Jul 07,2020

Stella Fulgham Nail, loving mother, successful business woman, and cosmetologist passed on July 2, 2020. She was born in Choctaw County Mississippi, and she was old enough to vote. She grew up in Weir, Mississippi. Her parents were Eula McCann and Willis Monroe Fulgham. She graduated from Ackerman High School and Holmes Community College. She married her high school sweetheart, Cecil King Nail and they lived in Louise and Yazoo City, Mississippi. She had a great sense of style and humor, loved spending time in the garden and with family. She was a special person who was loved by many. She lived in her home in Yazoo City for over fifty years and enjoyed having neighborhood children over for formal tea parties. She was an active member of the Yazoo Garden Club, a member of the UDC, and former Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star among many community activities. The family wishes to thank all the people who have laughed and loved with Stella over the years. She lived her life in beauty and made life beautiful for others. She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, JT, Floyd and Bud Fulgham. She is survived by her dauther Catherine (Alexander Alston) and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. There will be a graveside service Tuesday, July 7 at 11:00am in Ackerman, Mississippi. Flowers to be accepted at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City.


Thomas Perry "Bubba" Dixon, Jr.

Jul 07,2020

Thomas Perry “Bubba” Dixon, Jr., 50, of Benton passed away Tuesday July 7, 2020 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. Employed as a Correctional Officer with The Federal Bureau of Prisons in Yazoo City he was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Survivors include his son; Randall J. Graves, a sister; Dee (Gary) Butler both of Benton aunts; Brenda D. (Dennis) Perry, Brenda Sue (James) Hegman and Belinda (Teryl) Herndon, and numerous cousins. Bubba was preceded in death by his parents; Thomas Perry & Rebecca Dixon, Sr., maternal grandparents; Warren Alton & Katherine Pierce, Paternal grandparents M. C. “Dick” & Mary K. Dixon, uncles Raiford Pierce & Warren Pierce, aunt; Kathy Edwards and a cousin Rhonda Bingham. Services will be Saturday July 11th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Visitation will began at 10:00 A.M. Followed by a funeral service at 11:00 A.M. In Lieu of flowers the family request memorials to St Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.


Randa Ellen Hancock Buster

Jul 02,2020

Randa Ellen Hancock Buster of Flora passed away peacefully at her home on June 30, 2020 at the age of 59. She was fortunate to have both of her sons at her bedside. Randa was born on July 16, 1960 in Yazoo City to Wildy Raiford Hancock and Patty Burton Hancock. She graduated from Tri-County Academy and went on to Northwest Community College to pursue her dream of rodeoing. She was an excellent rider and had a passion to be the best. Randa’s hard work and determination led her to the college finals. She traveled all over the United States with her prized horse, Kitty. Her love for the rodeo circuit would soon be replaced after a chance meeting with Mark Buster of Paris, Texas. The two married, and Randa moved to Paris, Texas to fulfill a bigger and better dream of being a wife and mother. Together they had two sons, and Randa focused all of her energy into her family. She volunteered at the elementary school as a substitute teacher and anywhere else she was needed at the school. She used her love for beautiful landscapes to teach the children how to improve the appearance of the school while giving each child a sense of accomplishment. Randa was preceded in death by her parents, Patty and Raiford Hancock of Bentonia. She is survived by her sons, Rance Buster and Reese Buster, both of Paris, Texas; brothers, JR Hancock and Roger Hancock (Amy) of Bentonia; and a sister, Resa Curry (David) of Centerville. A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Marblehead Cemetery in Bentonia under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Elise M. Williams

Jul 01,2020

Elise M. Williams, 87, of Byrum formerly of Bentonia passed away Sunday June 28, 2020 at Willow Creek Retirement Facility in Byrum. A Homemaker she was a member of Pocahontas Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters; Kathy W. (Doug) Smith of Madison, and Rhonda (Robert) Hopper of Bentonia, sons Roger Williams of Meridian, and Greg Williams of Bentonia. 9 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. Mrs. Elise was preceded in death by a son; Jimmy Williams, granddaughter; Ashley Williams, 4 brothers, 3 sisters and her parents; Marcus & Myrtle Roberts Duff. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will not be a visitations. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday July 1st at 11:00 A.M. In Fletchers Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City


Kinneth Wayne Hope, SR.

Jul 01,2020

Kinneth Wayne Hope, Sr., 73 of Yazoo City passed away Saturday June 27, 2020 at The Mississippi Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. Employed in construction he was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife Kay Hope, son Kinneth W. Hope, Jr daughter Patience Mitchell, 3 grandchildren, and sister-in-law Dorothy Hope. Kinneth was preceded in death by her parents Robert & Lucille Chapman Hope, brothers Bobby Hope and Larry Hope. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the family will only have a graveside service Wednesday July 1st at 2:00 P.M. in Center Ridge Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev. Mark Bullock will Officate.


Margaret Frances Manning Saxton

Jun 29,2020

Margaret Frances Manning Saxton, 77, of Belzoni passed away at her residence Friday June 26, 2020. Retired as a Rural Mail Carrier for the United States Postal Service and a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Inverness. Survivors include her sons ; Kelly (Angie) Saxton and Cory (Gina) Saxton both of Belzoni, daughters Penny (Jack) Jackson of Holcomb, ans Sandy (Joey) Johnston of Batesville, grandchildren; Christia Sherwood. Jordan Alford, Samatha Haggard, William Johnston, Jessica Edwards, Tyler Parkerson, Taura Barrier, J. T. Parkerson, and Tori Downs, 21 great grandchildren, sisters; Gloria (Jerry) Dees of Yazoo City, and Laura ( John) Brent of Vicksburg and a brother Sammy (Linda) Manning of Yazoo City. Frances was preceded in death by her husband; Sammy E. Saxton and her parents; Samuel Golden & Ruby Campbell Manning. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be a family only visitation. Graveside services will be Monday June 29th at Midway Baptist Cemetery in Yazoo County under the Direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City. Elder Eugene Norris will officiate.


George Truett Duncan

Jun 24,2020

George Truett Duncan, Jr., 70 of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Sunday June 21, 2020. A warehouse Manager for C. F. Industries he was a member of First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City. Survivors include his wife Clark Duncan, daughters; Courtney Duncan (Jason) Nichols of Gluckstat,and Claire Duncan (Sammy) Burnham of Yazoo City, grandchildren; McKensie Nichols, Madisyn Nichols, Duncan Nichols, Epps Burnham, and Sam Clark Burnham, nieces; Kim (Mike) Waldrop, Jeanie (Chris) Ables and Tracy Beeson, and nephew Beau (Currie) Beeson. Truett was predeceased by his parents; Mildred E. and George Truett Duncan, Sr., step-son; Keith Richard McCoy, sister; Linda Duncan Beeson, and a brother-in-law; Bill Beeson. Visitation and memorial services will be Wednesday June 24th at First united Methodist Church in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Memorial service under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev Lauren Porter will officate.


James Edwin Taylor

Jun 23,2020

James Edwin Taylor, 80, of Bentonia passed away Tuesday June 16, 2020 at The Baptist Medical Center – Yazoo. A retired Truck Driver for Miller Transporters he was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include his wife Mildred Taylor, sons; Bret (Dawn Marie) of Hoover, UT, Eric (Brandy) Taylor of Braxton, Edward (Renae) Taylor of Bentonia, Michael Taylor of Pineville, LA, Mark (Melanie) Taylor of Gluckstat, and Edwin (Jennifer) Taylor of Gluckstat, daughters; Tracy (Michael) Garrett of S. Jordan, UT, Leah (Elvis) Jennings of Madison, 5 stepchildren,28 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and a brother Perry Arthur (Shele) Taylor of Vicksburg. Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents; W. C. “Bill” & Mildred Galloway Taylor and brother Alton Taylor. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will not be a public visitation. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday June 23rd at 11:00 A.M. in Mt Olivet Cemetery in Yazoo County with Bishop Joseph Boone officiating. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements.


Eugene R, Brooks

Jun 19,2020

Eugene Rogers Brooks of Bentonia, Ms, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at the age of 93. After several months of declining health, Eugene passed peacefully with his beloved daughter, Mary, by his side. Eugene was born February 9, 1927 to father, James Monroe Brooks and mother, Mornie Horne. He was a proud World War ll veteran, and served his country honorably to protect our freedom. At the end of the war, Eugene returned to further his education at Hinds Community College where he met wife, Laura Frances Shackelford. They settled in Bentonia, where he raised his family and served as deacon of Bentonia Baptist Church for many years. He was a living testament to what Christianity is all about, witnessing to everyone he met. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and by his sisters, Mona May Terrell and Alpha Lewis; and great grandson, Taylor Stevens. He is survived by his three children: Jimmy (Alice) Brooks, Mary (Phil) Brooks Dixon, and Shack (Paula) Brooks; 9 grandchildren Micheal (Karla) Brooks, Leann (David) Edwards, Laura Brooks, Jeremy (Angela) Dixon, Bryan (Liz) Dixon, Audrey (Jarrad) Creel, Chesley (Chris) Alias, Emily (Darryl) Gibbs, and Adam (Emily) Brooks; and 23 great grandchildren; Mary Grace Brooks, Olivia Brooks, Tag Brooks, Carson Maddox, Haley Maddox, Madelyn Edwards, Logan Edwards, Maddie Grace Lee, Alan Lee, Brooks Dixon, Lily Myers, Lauren Boals, Dixon Creel, Ada Creel, Anne Marie Alias, Alex Alias, Noah Shackelford Gibbs, Baiden Gibbs, Pate Gibbs, Sarah Gibbs, Mary Ella Brooks, Bryce Brooks and Lily Brooks. No visitation is planned due to Covid 19. A private family graveside service is planned for Friday, June 19, 2020, 11:00 am, at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, beside his loving wife Frances. Stricklin King Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, calls and visits. Also, a special thanks to all the employees at Martha Coker Green House Homes, Mariah House for the wonderful loving care they gave to our daddy. People wishing to honor Eugene’s lifelong commitment to family, church, and country can make donations to Bentonia Baptist Church P O Box 67, Bentonia, MS 39040 or a charity of your choice.


Betty J. Dorney

Jun 18,2020

Betty J. Dorney, 83 of Yazoo City passed away Monday June 15, 2020 at The Martha Coker Green House Homes. A Homemaker she was a member of Eden Baptist Church, born September 21, 1936 in Yazoo County to Jim & Edna Crow Sims Survivors include her son; Billy Ray Strickland, daughters Virginia Smith, Ann McMillan, and Robin Cantrell all of Yazoo City, 16 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, and 15 great great grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by a son; John Strickland, great great granddaughter Sophia Bennett and her parents. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will not be a public visitation. Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home will be held Thursday June 18th at 11:00 A.M. At Central Holmes Cemetery on Dover Road in Yazoo County. Rev. Gary Henderson will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are Christopher Russell, Scott Russell, Kevin Strickland, Jay Bennett, Daniel McMillan and Timothy McMillan.


Christine S. King

Jun 16,2020

Christine S. King, 94, of Benton passed away at her residence Sunday June 14, 2020. A homemaker she was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters Gloria Pennington of Olive Branch, and Debra (Jim) Hartner of Benton, sisters; Earline Strickland of Yazoo City, Faye Burchfield of Hernando, and Diane (Eddie) Harlow of Clinton, a brother; Leonard Sanford of Brandon, grandchildren; Jim (Karen) Taylor, Tom (Cindy) Taylor Crissie (Walker) Smith, Neil (Baeley) Williams Dan (Mandy) Malone,, great grandchildren; Matt Marascalco, Rhett Taylor, Archer Williams, Brooke Taylor, Maley Malone, Cambre Malone,and Lucy Smith, Cooper Freeman, and Tripp Williams. She was preceded in death by; her husband Thomas D. King and her parents William E. & Vera Bostic Sanford, Sr. 5 brothers & 1 sister. Due to Covid -19 restrictions there will not be a public visitation. Graveside services will be conducted under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home Tuesday June 16th at 10:00 A.M. In Bethlehem Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev. Whitt Holmes & Dr. Rocky Henriques will officiate. .


William "BoBill" Hood

Jun 14,2020

William O. “BoBill” Hood, 81, of Glen Allen passed away Wednesday June 10, 2020 at The Starkey-Issaquena Long Term Care Facility in Rolling Fork. A Member of Lake Washington Baptist Church he had been employed as a Farmer and an Equipment Operator for Issaquena County. Survivors include his wife; Nancy Hood, son; Andrew Hood of D'Lo, daughters; Nancy Ann Hill of Glen Allen and Linda Kay Taylor of Louisiana, 7 grandchildren, 9 great granchildren, brothers; Lonzo Hood of Yazoo City, and Matthew Hood of Byhailia, sisters; Janie Smithof Mobile, AL, Mary Mosley of Glen Allen, Pearlie Lewis of Arcola, and Eloise King of Glen Allen. Due to covid restrictions there will not be a visitation. Graveside service will be Sunday June 14th at Lake Washington Cemetery in Glen Allen. Ricky Shivers will officiate. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements.


Kenneth "Buddy" Woodard

Jun 10,2020

Kenneth Sayle “Buddy” Woodard, 85, formerly of Yazoo City and Florence passed away Saturday June 6, 2020 at The State Veterans Nursing Home in Jackson. He retired as Yazoo City's Fire Chief in 1978 and returned in 1982 and served Yazoo City a few more years. He was a member of Mt Creek Baptist Church in Rankin County and a U.S. Navy Veteran. Survivors include his sons; Jimmy Woodard of Brandon, Jerry Woodard of Florence, And Michael Woodard of Yazoo City, 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren,and a brother; Lee Woodard of Greenwood. He was preceded by the love of his life Lane Woodard. Due to Covid restrictions there will not be a public visitation. Graveside services will be Wednesday June 10th at 2:00 P.M. in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Family friend Ricky Shivers will officiate.


Robert Earl Kirk

Jun 07,2020

Robert Earl Kirk, 41 of Starkville, Mississippi died Friday, June, 5 2020. Robert was born May 15, 1979 in Cleveland, Mississippi the son of Mary and Hal Kirk formerly of Cleveland, Mississippi. He married Tammie Stapp at First Presbyterian Church at Cleveland, Mississippi on November 3, 2007. They moved to Starkville in 2008 and they had their first son Gates in 2009 and Stapp in 2012. Robert worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Lowndes County Schools in addition to his private practice. He was also the owner of East Mississippi Wholesale in Starkville. He received his Bachelor’s degree from University of Southern Mississippi and his Master’s from Mississippi State University. Robert grew up loving the outdoors and continued to hunt and fish with anyone who was ready to go. He had a heart for all people young and old and was completely giving of his time to help anyone. He would often run late to a family function because someone needed their plants moved inside or there was a man on the side of the road who needed a hotel for the evening. He spent time at a local nursing home talking with people who did not have family in the area. He was passionate about spending time with his family and creating adventures and experiences to make lasting memories for his children. He taught both of his boys to ski at a young age. Robert was a former Youth Leader of First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. Robert was an Eagle Scout and Boy Scout Troup leader. He continued to be active as an adult by helping to revive multiple scouting groups. He was most recently the leader of the active Trail Life Troop at Grace Presbyterian Church in Starkville. Robert is survived by his wife Tammie and sons; Gates Perry and Stapp Herbert of Starkville, MS, sisters; Stacie Kirk Harris (Jim), Cleveland, Mississippi, Allison Kirk McCormick (Kevin), Southaven, Mississippi. He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents. In addition to the traditional list of people that someone leaves behind, Robert also leaves behind a “second” set of parents, Janice and Jack Herbert Kirk of Yazoo City, MS and their daughters Lori Kirk Slay (Jack) and Lisa Kirk Selby (Hal) and their families. A celebration of life service was held on June 7th at Adaton Baptist Church in Starkville followed by a graveside service at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in Yazoo City, MS where his mother, father, and many other beloved family members were laid to rest. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be sent to Concord Baptist Cemetery Fund at 610 Concord Church Road, Yazoo City, MS 39194.


Ryan Dixon Milner

May 30,2020

Ryan Dixon Milner, 30, of Yazoo City passed away Wednesday, May 27. He was born February 10, 1990 to Paul W. and Rosemary S. Milner. Ryan, one of laughter. True to his name, Ryan had a quick, warm, and contagious smile! People seemed drawn to him and his quick wit sprinkled with sarcasm. He was always joking and goofing off and had a really kind heart. His love of all sports was evident in the daily updates he would receive, analyze, and relay to you in perfect ESPN style and accuracy. He also played and excelled in all high school sports, football being his favorite. Ryan’s favorite hobbies were hunting and fishing. Some of his “trophy bucks” were mounted and he always had a full “blow by blow” description of how they were obtained! He listened to all kinds of music and was extremely musically gifted. He had a beautiful voice and enjoyed performing in stage productions in high school. He was pre-deceased by his grandparents, J.W. and Mary Jo Stoner, and his uncle, Stephen Stoner. He is survived by his parents, Paul and Rosemary Milner, his sister and brother-in-law, Anna and Chase Stewart, grandparents, Paul and Wylma Milner, and many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly . Donations can be made in his memory to Friends of Alcoholics -Flora, MS or the charity of your choice .


James Grady Davis

May 25,2020

James Grady Davis, Jr., 85, of Madison, formerly of Benton, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Yazoo City. James Grady was born March 6, 1935, in Yazoo County, to James Grady Davis, Sr. and Katie Waller Davis. He worked as a field service engineer and steam turbine specialist for MeadWestvaco Corporation. He was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include his wife Patricia Pittman Davis of Madison, daughter Jamie Carr (Steve) of Benton, granddaughters Haley Carr of Benton and Katie Bridgforth (Holder) of Clinton, MS. He is also survived by siblings Billy Joe Davis (Joyce) of Madison, Clayton Davis of Yazoo City, Dorothy “Dot” Davis Malone (Dan) of Waco, TX, Carole Davis Domino of Midnight, MS, Gail Davis Hamilton (Kenneth) of Leakesville, MS, and sister-in-law Peggy Luby Davis of Coxburg, MS, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his youngest brother Wendell “Bubba” Davis, sister-in-law Joyce Buxton Davis, and brother-in-law Frances Domino. Due to Covid-19 restrictions no formal services were held. A small visitation was held at the family home for close friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Benton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, Benton, MS.


Peggy Jackson

May 24,2020

Peggy Jackson, 83, of Yazoo City passed away at her son's residence Friday May 22, 2020. A Homemaker she was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her son; James O. “Jimmy” (Cindi) Jackson of Yazoo City and a daughter Julia Ann (Ernie) Kraft of Florence, grandchildren; James Lee Jackson. Melissa Kraft, and Brandi Brewer, great grandchildren; Taff O. Jackson, Asher Jackson, Adlee Jackson, Hayden Corley, and Mason Corley, and sisters Jennie Watson and Vivian Laney. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there wil not be a visitation and graveside services will be limited to family. Graveside services will be Sunday May 24th in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate.


Mary Lee Germany

May 23,2020

Mary Lee Germany, 72, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday May 21, 2020 at The Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. A Homemaker she was of the Pentecostal Faith. Survivors include her daughter Mary Gail Germany, sons; Bobby Doyle Germany, Jesse Virgil Germany, Jr., and William Earl Germany all of Yazoo City, and a sister Hazel Jones of North Little Rock, AR. Due to Covid-19 restriction there was not a visitation and only family were allowed at the graveside service. Graveside services were held Saturday May 23rd in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in Yazoo County under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev. Doug Humphrey officiated.


Margarette O. Pearce

May 22,2020

Margarette O. Pearce, 94, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday May 19, 2020 at The Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare. A Homemaker she was a member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters; Ruby Faye Polk of Yazoo City, and Shirley Shirley of Austin, TX. A son; Charles Edward Pearce of Bunea Vista, GA, 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ruby E. Pearce and a granddaughter Tami Faye Polk. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will not be a visitation and graveside services are limited to family. Graveside services will be conducted Friday May 22nd at 2:00 P.M. in Shiloh Cemetery in Yazoo County under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Layperson Kathryn Stokes will officiate.


Stephen Ray Gordon

May 18,2020

Stephen Ray Gordon, 56, of Bentonia passed away Wednesday May 13, 2020 at Merit Central Medical Center in Jackson. A warehouse manager for FED EX and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife; Sheila F. Gordon, sons; Tyler Gordon of Bolton, and Jeremy Johnston of Farmerville, LA, daughter Nichole Richardson of Debach, LA, granddaughter; Allie Richardson, grandson Parker Brazzel, mother; Lynn (Kent) Montgomery of Yazoo City, and a sister; Rebekah Reynolds of Brandon. He was preceded in death by his father; Hugh Gordon. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will not be a visitation and graveside services will be limited to family. Graveside services will be Monday may 18th in Melrose Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral home of Yazoo City. Rev. Trent Sligh will officiate.


Jesse Virgil Germany, Sr.

May 16,2020

Jesse Virgil Germany, Sr., 88, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Wednesday May 13, 2020. He worked in construction in the oil field and for The Mississippi Department of Transportation, he was also of the Pentecostal Faith. Survivors include his wife; Mary L. Germany, daughter Mary Gail Germany, sons; Jesse V. Germany, Jr., William Germany, and Bobby Doyle Germany, and sisters; Eloise Hancock and Ruth Gilmore all of Yazoo City. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will not be a visitation and graveside services will be limited to family. Graveside services will be held Saturday April 16th in Concord Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev. Matt Clark will officiate.


Florence B. Saxton Buxton

May 12,2020

Florence B. Saxton Buxton, 83, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday May 9, 2020 at Martha Coker Green House Homes. A homemaker she was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons' Paul (Becky) Buxton and John Buxton both of Yazoo City, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and a brother Cecil W. Saxton of Yazoo City. Mrs. Florence was preceded in death by; her husband Roy Buxton, son; James R Buxton, daughter; Nancy Jackson, great granddaughter Olivia Morgan, sisters; Dorothy Rash, and Lena Stamey, and brothers; Major Saxton, and Harris “ Cotton Saxton. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will not be visitation and the graveside services are limited to family. The graveside services will be conducted Tuesday May 12th at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev. Tommy Pittman will officiate.


Georgie Williams Clark

May 11,2020

Georgie Williams Clark, 95, of Victoria, Texas, and formerly of Yazoo City, Mississippi, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Mrs. Clark was born on August 3, 1924, to Georgie May and Robert Shelby Williams. She graduated from Yazoo City High School, attended Mississippi State College for Women, and graduated from the University of Mississippi where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She was a homemaker and enjoyed many long friendships in Yazoo City. She married Charlie Quekemeyer Clark on February 10, 1949 and they celebrated 63 years together. Their daughter, Georganna Clark Meismer (Charlie), lives in Victoria, Texas. She is also survived by grandchildren, Wade (Krista) Meismer, Kyle (Jacklyn) Meismer, Katie (Jacob) Patek, step-granddaughter, Amy (Sam) Sundberg; great-grandchildren, Alec Westfall and Shayne Meismer; Brayson and Wyatt Meismer; Eli, Hannah and Libby Patek; Logan and Spencer Sundberg; sister-in-law, Dora Lee Clark and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sister, Josephine Ledbetter. Funeral Services will be conducted graveside in Glenwood Cemetery Monday May 11th at 2:00 P.M. Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com Or stricklin-king.com


Harold Wayne Garrison

May 06,2020

Harold Wayne Garrison, 71, of Satartia passed away at his residence Friday May 1, 2020. A retired Farm Manager he was of the Pentecostal Faith. Survivors include a son; Michael Wayne (Lucy) Garrison of DeBary, FL, daughters; Shannon Smith of Satartia, and Tonya (Kendrick) Simmons of Benton, grandchildren; Rachel Henson, Devin Leal, Macy Leal, Christopher Smith, and Tyler Garrison, and great grandchildren; Jacob Henson, and Atlas Henson. Harold Wayne was preceded in death by his wife; Gloria Garrison and a son; Marion Wayne Garrison. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will not be a visitation and a family graveside service will be held in Glenwood Cemetery Wednesday May 6th under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City. Rev. Jay Trammell will officiate.


Marjorie Ann Weller Arnett

May 06,2020

OBITUARY MARJORIE ANN WELLER ARNETT Marjorie Ann Weller Arnett, passed away Monday, May 4th, 2020 in Tallulah, Louisiana at the age of 86. Mrs. Arnett was born on April 1, 1934 in Savannah, Tennessee. Upon graduation from Clarksdale High School in 1952, she attended the University of Mississippi where she was an inaugural member of the Ole Miss Rebelettes. Ann fell in love with Robin Arnett of Memphis, married and moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi to start a life and family together. As a 3rd Generation jeweler, she ran Arnett Jewelry Store in downtown Yazoo City for 65 continuous years and enjoyed serving her customers until her retirement. She enjoyed scrapbooking and kept her mind sharp working Crosswords, Sudoku, and Cryptoquotes. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and Memaw. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robin, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. CV Weller and granddaughter, Leigh Ann Arnett. She is survived by her five children… Son…Randy Arnett and wife, Elinor, of Clarksdale, Mississippi, Daughter…Sandra Tucker and husband, Terry, of Conway, Arkansas, Son…Steve Arnett of Tallulah, Louisiana, Daughter…Susan Plonnigs and husband, Chuck, of Bastrop, Louisiana, Son…Sam Arnett and wife, Michelle, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, Six Grandchildren… Elizabeth Sorrells (Scott), Rob Arnett (Megan), Jordan Tucker (Mindy), Michael Tucker, Sam Arnett, Jr. and Anna Cate Arnett. Four Great Grandchildren… Roman, Rykard, Lauren and Luke She was a member of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City and the Joy –Jesus, Others, Yourself Sunday School Class. In her senior years, she enjoyed serving as a greeter at the church. The family wishes to extend our grateful appreciation and thanks to Dr. Mark Meeks, Dr. Chris Waterer, Dr. Nicole Cleveland, Courtney Costello Wright, PA-C, Delhi Home Health, Monica, Carol and Evelyn of the Crossroads Hospice in Delhi, Louisiana for their excellent care for her during her final year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Graveside Services will be Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 3 pm at Glenwood Cemetery observing social distancing guidelines. Rev. John Yates will be officiating. Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church PO Box 780 Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194.


Anthony "Tony" Attkisson

May 02,2020

Anthony “Tony” Attkisson of Benton passed away on April 28, 2020. Tony was the son of the late George Monroe Attkisson and Brenda Beckum Attkisson of Benton, he was born April 10, 1964 in Columbia, TN. Tony is survived by his mother; Brenda Attkisson of Benton, MS, brothers Mike (Leslie) Attkisson of Alexandria, LA, and Tim (Audrey) Attkisson of Brandon, sister; and Connie (Wayne) Beckwith of Benton. Tony loved his family and made special memories with his nephews; B. W. (Kassi) Beckwith, Ben (Hailey) Beckwith, Nick Attkisson of Brandon, MS, niece; Anna Grace Attkisson, great nieces; Sarah Kate and Mary Beth Beckwith of Bentonia, MS He was absolutely the most giving and genuine person. Loved deep, and would do anything for family, friends, neighbors, and strangers. He enjoyed meeting every Tuesday with his prayer group in Ridgeland. Due to Covid-19 restrictions a graveside service will be held on Saturday May 2nd for family only at Benton Baptist Church with Johnathan Stokes officiating. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements.


Martha B. Farrish

May 01,2020

Martha B. Farrish, 90, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Tuesday April 28, 2020. She retired as Deputy City Clerk for the City of Yazoo City and was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband James C. Farrish, Sr., son; Rev. James C. (Laurie) Farrish, Jr. of Terry, daughter; Cathy F. (Steve) Ridings of Broken Arrow, OK, grandchildren; Andrew S. (Valerie) Ridings of Broken Arrow, OK, Mitzi F. (Brett) Saint Sing of Clinton, MS, and Victoria F. (Jamie) Reeves of Terry, MS, great grandchildren Laynie Saint Sing, Embree Reeves, Emslie Faye Ridings, Keaton Reeves, and Tyler Saint Sing Mrs. Martha was preceded in death by her daughter; Lynn Farrish, parents; John and Obera Brown, and a sister; Mary B. Blake. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be a graveside service Friday May 1st in Glenwood Cemetery at 11:00 A.M. With Rev. John Daniels and Rev. James C. Farrish, Jr. officiating. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral home with the arrangements.


Betty Lou King

Apr 28,2020

Betty Lou King (76), was called to her heavenly home in the early morning of April 26, 2020. Mrs. Betty, as she was fondly called by many, was born on October 5, 1943 to Phillip and Louise Thomas. She grew up on the family home place in the Myrleville community where she fell in love and married her high school sweetheart, Hugh King. Betty was a true Proverbs 31 wife and mother as she devoted her life to raising her ‘boy’s’ and making a beautiful home. She loved her flowers, loved going ‘junkin’, and had a special talent for refinishing furniture. She loved visiting with her family and friends. Many special memories were made with her dear cousins: Mary Kay Pope, Rea Waters, Recil Sligh and ‘The Martin Girls’. Betty was an active member of Melrose Baptist Church where she served faithfully.  In 2007 Betty was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.  She amazed and inspired all that knew her as she put her faith in her Lord, grabbed her husband’s strong arm, and entered the fight of her life. She continued that fight, against the odds, for 13 years.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, Betty was laid to rest on Tuesday morning, April 28, 2020 at Melrose Baptist Church cemetery with a small graveside service.  Betty is survived by her husband, Hugh King; her son’s, Stacy King (Theresa) and Jeff King (Cindy); her grandchildren, Anita King, AbbeyRose King, LilyCate King; her great-grandchild, Elijah Platt; her brother BillyRoss Thomas (Gwen) sisters-in-law, Martha ‘Tiny’ Collins and Helen Looman; brother-in-law, Charles ‘Chick’ King; and  many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 


Wildy Raiford Hancock

Apr 22,2020

Wildy Raiford Hancock passed away April 13, 2020 at the age of 82 years old at the home of his son, Roger. He was born January 20, 1938 in Phoenix, MS, to the late Ollie Sadler Hancock and Wildy Shelton "Red" Hancock. When he was a young boy, his family moved to Bentonia. It was there that he met a man who would have a lifelong influence in the shaping of his character. Raiford did not grow up having an abundance of clothes or toys, in fact, they were rarely obtained. However, the kindness and generosity of William Cox in allowing Raiford the opportunity to come on his land and ride his horses made an impact on the young boy. It not only motivated him to succeed, but also impressed on him the importance of sharing with others what he would later acquire. Raiford attended Anding School and became lovestruck with a classmate named Patty Burton. After graduating high school, he played football at Hinds Community College. Following that, he and Patty married and moved to Starkville so that he could attend Mississippi State University where he obtained a degree in Geological Sciences. While there, he and Patty had their first of four children. Young, educated, and now responsible for a family, he returned home to build the family business. After much determination and persistence, he finally persuaded Shell Oil Company to allow him on their vendor list. Eager to succeed, he worked tirelessly, often from sunrise to sunset for the benefit of both his family and the entire community. Following the death of his first wife, he remarried Barbara Daniels of Ridgeland. Together they enjoyed a new chapter of life. They enjoyed rides together and time spent at home. They were active members of the Bentonia Methodist Church. Raiford's business ventures were not limited to the oil field. He developed a passion for land ownership, raising cattle and horses, and farming. He was a dedicated sponsor of the Dixie National Rodeo Association, the AQHA, both Mississippi High School and Jr. High School Rodeo Associations along with numerous others that were dear to him. He was also a loyal contributor to the Mississippi Highway Patrol and many state and local law enforcement agencies. Raiford was a founder of Tri County Academy where he served as President of the Board of Directors for many years. Raiford's greatest joy was doing things for other people. There was no limit to his generosity, and he often insisted to remain anonymous. He wanted the best for everyone and enjoyed helping others achieve success. He was preceded in death by the mother of his four children, Patty Burton Hancock; parents, Wildy and Ollie Hancock; and a sister, Nancy Marberry. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hancock of Bentonia; sons, Wildy Raiford "JR" Hancock and Roger Hancock (Amy) of Bentonia; daughters, Randa Buster of Flora and Resa Curry (David) of Liberty; grandchildren, Rance, Patty, Reece, Roger Jr. "Rogie", Cole, Helen, Colby Ellen, Riley, Chloe, Gray, Riggs, and Charlsey Rai; and a sister, Wylene Kirk of Flora. Graveside services will be held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at Marblehead Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City. Due to the current mandated restrictions regarding attendance at gatherings and the inability of many friends and family to attend the graveside service, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank our devoted caregivers who have been present for the past 3 years - JoAnn Banks of Bentonia, Archie Campbell of Winona, Lula Clark of Eden, Diane Sanders of Yazoo City and Annette Banks of Yazoo City. "It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing." - Mother T


Georgia Ann Fielder

Apr 21,2020

Georgia Ann Fielder, 83, of Yazoo City passed away Friday April 17, 2020 at The Martha Coker Green House Homes. A Homemaker she was a member of Hill Crest Baptist Church. Survivors include her son Michael (Brenda) Fielder of Bentonia, daughters; Judy (Wesley) Uthoff of Bentonia, and Kelly (Jeff) Ward of Benton, 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, sisters; Poppy Hilderbrand and Sue Goode both of Bentonia, and a brother Tommy Twiner of Bentonia. Georgia was preceded in death by her husband George Fielder. Due to Covid-19 restrictions a family graveside service was held Tuesday April 21st at Liverpool Cemetery in Yazoo County with Rev. Jeff Dixon officiating. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the arrangements.


Harold Edwin Allen

Apr 15,2020

Harold Edwin Allen, 82, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday April 11, 2020 at The Mississippi Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. Retired as a Retail Salesman he was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughters; Angelic Street and Debra Sterling both of Yazoo City, 3 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Harold was preceded in death by his wife; Margaret Allen, and a daughter Monica Allen. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday April 15th, under The direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Due to restrictions of Covid-19 restrictions there will not be a visitation.


John Tyler Lucas

Apr 10,2020

John Tyler Lucas, 24, of Bentonia passed away Saturday April 4, 2020 from injuries he received in an automobile accident on Neely Road in Yazoo County. He was a Technician with Comfort Tech and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife Marla S. Lucas of Bentonia ,daughter Lena Briar Lucas of Bentonia, father John & Sherry Lucas of Chunky, mother; Christina & Thomas Stewart of Benton, step sisters; Ashley Reeves of Ft. Mitchell, AL, Jessica Reeves of Seale, AL, Lauren (Elliot) Smith of Madison, Sheree (Ryan) Farmer of Benton, in-laws; Brian & Reshawn Saxton of Bentonia, paternal grandfather Paul Lucas of Ackerman, maternal grandmother; Sarah Wells of Ackerman, and maternal grandmother Rebecca Waldron of Benton A memorial service will be held Friday April 10th at 2:00 P.M.


Frances Hicks Heidel

Apr 04,2020

Frances Hicks Heidel, 86, of Vaughan passed away Thursday April 2, 2020 at The Baptist Medical Center – Yazoo. An Assistant to The Speaker of The Mississippi House of Representatives and a member of Midway United Methodist Church. Survivors include her her granddaughter Coby (Boyd) McGraw of Meridian, sons Woodson Carter of Vaughan and Rob (Robin) Carter of Texarkana, AR, granddaughter; Brayden Wood of Oklahoma City, OK, great grandsons Cole McDonald and Carter McGraw, and a great granddaughter Molly McGraw. Mrs. Frances was preceded in death by her husband; Billy Heidel and a grandson Dyland Carter. Private family graveside services will be conducted Saturday April 4th at 11:00 A.M. In Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City with Rev. Matt Hall officiating. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements.


Peggy Ellis Rhodes

Mar 28,2020

Peggy Ellis Rhodes, 64, of Yazoo City passed away peacefully on March 26, 2020 in Yazoo City at the Martha Coker Greenhouses. Peggy was a administrative assistant at the Greenhouses for many years. She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Yazoo City. Peggy is survived by her Son Michael Ellis Rhodes of Benton, Ms, Daughter Marie Chipley (Chad) of Kosciusko, 4 grandchildren; Brooks, Brayden, Baylor, and Brinkley Chipley, sisters; Linda Trammell of Hattiesburg, Phyllis Ellis of Jackson, Mary Jenkins of Yazoo City, Tina Coats of Gluckstadt, and brother Nick Ellis of Benton.She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be a Graveside Saturday March 28, 2020 at 2:00 in Glenwood Cemetery. Father Panneer will officiate the services with Stricklin-King handling the arrangements.


Robert G. Fulton

Mar 17,2020

Robert Garland Fulton, 75, of Yazoo City, Mississippi passed away March 14, 2020 at his residence surrounded by family. Robert was born on Jan. 22, 1945 in Louise, Mississippi to Willie Maude and Harrison Silas “Sack” Fulton. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters Dwight Blakely, Peggy Jo Green and Mary Ann Fulton, four brothers Sonny Fulton, Rudolph Fulton, Dan Fulton, and Bill Fulton. He is survived by his children Leigh Ann Brown (Mike) of Brandon, Mississippi, Michael Fulton (Cindy) of Yazoo City, and William Todd Fulton (LeAnne) of The Woodlands, Texas, and his beloved grandchildren, Ryan Brown (Ashleigh), Hunter Brown (Abby), Tiffany Fulton, William Fulton, Emma Fulton and Matthew Fulton, and numerous nieces and nephews, and an immeasurable number of devoted friends. Visitation Services will be held on Monday, March 16 from 5-7pm at Stricklin King Funeral Home, Yazoo City and from 1-2pm at Parkview Church of God prior to the funeral. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, March 17 at Parkview Church of God at 2pm. Burial will be in the Straight Bayou Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Fulton, Steven Keith, Glen Daniels, Stan Hughes, Allen Owens and Bubba Porter. Robert was an expert carpenter and talented craftsman. There was not much he could not master when he set his mind to it. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to many endeavors including owning R&R Lumber Yard and Construction Company. Robert enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a storyteller and entertained all those who knew and loved him. He loved to tease and often said he graduated from Louise Tech University. Robert never met a stranger and his laughter was infectious. Robert was always willing to take on a challenge showcasing his strength and character and you could always count on a bet to seal the deal. His strength was demonstrated by his stocky physique and hands showed his physical labors of love. His genuine smile welcomed all those who knew him. He was reared to love the Lord and it was a foundation for his faith. His greatest joy was helping those in need. He spent many years forging friendships and folks loved to stop for a visit filled with laughter and a bit of ruckus. Some of his favorite pastimes were enjoying fellowship at Fulton landing, planting tomatoes and collecting Cypress trees. He loved playing cards, shooting pool, boxing, football, and skiing on Wolf Lake. There wasn’t a sport, activity, or hunting venture where he wasn’t determined to win.


Clarice Guthrie Davis

Mar 17,2020

Clarice Guthrie Davis Clarice Davis, 87, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:30 am, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Scotland Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Funeral services will follow at 11:30am. Mrs. Davis was born November 4, 1932, in Yazoo County, a daughter to the late Walter James Guthrie and Jenny Elizabeth Saxton Guthrie. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Luther E. Davis, four sisters: Erma Lee Guthrie, Betty Ruth Davis, Annie Rea Richards Ward, Carolyn Green Hardy and three brothers Clifton Guthrie, Tommy Lee Guthrie and Bud Guthrie. Mrs. Davis is survived by four children: son, James A. Davis (Phyllis) and daughters, Jeanette Shivers McGraw (Joe), Diane Butchart (Tom), and Rhonda Davis Gordon (Scott). Seven grandchildren Jennifer Davis McAdory (Dr. Stephen), Vic Shivers (Heather), Wes Shivers, Brian “BJ” Macke, Casey Macke (Adrienne), Channing Gordon (Jenna), and Kayli Gordon Rodabough (Tanner). Fourteen great grandchildren: Hampton, Briggs and Meyers McAdory; Cade and Aynsley Shivers; Brianna Shivers; Chloe and Zac Macke; Casen, Cannon, Calyn and Cale Macke; Addison Grace Gordon; McKinley Claire Rodabough. One great great grandchild, Layton Macke. Two brothers, Herb and Buck Guthrie and one sister, Dot Guthrie Williamson. Clarice was a lifelong member of Scotland Baptist Church, where she worshipped faithfully and prepared many meals for her church family. Most importantly , was her Lord and Savior followed by her family and church. Her favorite past time was preparing food and entertaining family and friends. Clarice was called by many names: Mommie, Mamaw, Memaw and Clara Belle. Her children whom she loved so dearly, and they in return, called her Mama. One of our favorite quotes, and there were many………..was “I love all of y’all from the bottom of my heart, to the top of my head, and all that’s left over”. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at act.alz.org/donate


Sandra Ann Seward Neeld

Feb 28,2020

Sandra Anne Seward Neeld passed away February 25, 2020, peacefully in the company of her family at home in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Yazoo City followed by her funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Seward family plot at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Services are under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Sandra was born May 2, 1936, in Yazoo City, Mississippi, to E.R. Seward and Martha Lightcap Seward. She is survived by her husband, James H. Neeld, III, whom she wed December 22, 1955, sister, Martha Ellington Hooper, brother, Edward Russell Seward, Jr., and two sons, James H. Neeld, IV (Jenny) and Edward Seward Neeld (Lisa). Sandra was blessed with six grandchildren including James H. Neeld, V, Christopher Wells Neeld, Graham Seward Neeld, Kayla Neeld Sirven (Jeremy), Chappell Sandra Neeld and Audrey Stacey Neeld, as well as a great-grandson, Jeremy Ryan Sirven. Sandra graduated from Yazoo City High School, with Distinction, in 1954. She attended her freshman year of college at Stephens College, then transferred to the University of Mississippi where she graduated first in her class in 1958. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. While Jimmy attended law school Sandra served as assistant to Dean Frederick H. Kellogg at the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. Sandra and Jimmy settled in Jackson, Mississippi, where they began their family. In Jackson she was an active supporter of the Children’s Theater of Jackson. Moving back to Yazoo City in 1966, Sandra was an active member of the Junior Auxiliary, at one point serving as President. She also served as Secretary of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries. Sandra was a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Church in Yazoo City where she served on the Altar Guild. A true southern Delta lady with a quick wit and an elegant sense of style, some of Sandra’s fondest memories were of spending childhood summers in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, with her paternal grandparents, Dr. Doyle Seward and Jeannette “Other Mother” Seward, a tradition she and Jimmy continued for many years with their family and friends. Her family would like to express their great thanks and appreciation to Mrs. Willie TiIlman, for her many years of caring service to Sandra. Memorials may be sent to Trinity Episcopal Church in Yazoo City.


Margaret "Jeanne" Santmyer

Feb 27,2020

Jeanne Santmyer, 92 died Monday February 24, 2020. The Funeral Service to celebrate her life was held at First Methodist Church in Yazoo City Thursday February 25th at 11:00 A.M. A visitation was held one hour prior to services, and burial followed in Drew Mississippi Cemetery at 3:00 P.M. Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City was entrusted with the arrangements. Jeanne was born in Doddsville, MS in 1927. Her parents were Margaret Parks Miller and Herbert Tucker Miller, Sr. She graduated from Drew High School and received her degree in nutrition from MSCW in 1948. In November 1949 she married John Tyler “Jay” Santmyer. She and Jay lived in Greenwood, Batesville, Vicksburg, and Newton before settling in Yazoo City in 1972. Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Herbert Tucker Miller, Jr., and his wife Dotty, her brother Tom Marks Miller, and her son-in-law Mike Ramsey. She is Survived by her sister-in-law Sandra Miller, and by her children, John Tyler (Brenda) Santmyer, III, Margaret (Bill) Baird, Elizabeth Ramsey, her grandchildren Ellen (Jon) Mason, Jeana (Mark) Power, Fortson (Stephanie) Baird, Allison (Baker) McCool, Mary Tyler (J.J.) Arminio, Stacy (Justin) McRee, Jeff (Mallory) Ramsey, Brad (Emily) Palmertree, Beth (Andy) Davis, and 16 great-grandchildren who loved their “GG”. Jeanne and her husband Jay Joined The Yazoo City First United Methodist Church on June 10, 1973. She was a very active member who played in The Handbell Choir for 42 years and participated in Sunday School and many Bible Studies. She was also a volunteer at The Methodist Market. She was the coordinator of The Sanctuary Flower Committee for many years and was best known for the beautiful Cross of White Flowers at Easter. Jeanne was Presidenct of The Four-Season Garden Club beginning in 1979 and then served as President from 2006-2018. She shared her love and knowledge of gardening with her friends and family. In The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, she was The Junior Garden Club Co-Chairman (1981-83) and Chairman (1985-89) The Awards Chairman (1997-99); Secretary (1999-02). From 2005-2018 she was on The Garden Clubs of Mississippi State Headquarters Board and Director at Large. She was The River Road District Director from 1983-85.Her other accomplishments are President of The Flower Show Judges Council 1987-89 and Retired Master Show Judge, Retired Landscape Design Consultant and a past Chairman The National Gardner Magazine. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to The First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City, The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, or a charity of your choice.


James "Ed: Edward, Sr. Woods

Feb 25,2020

James Edward Woods, Sr. (Ed, Daddy, and Pappy), 89, passed on to his heavenly father at 11:30 PM on Thursday February 20, 2020 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Ed leaves his wife of 71 years, Elizabeth Graham Woods (Liz); his son James Edward "Ed" Woods, Jr. (Linda); his son David W. Woods (Kim); his brother Ben Woods; his grandchildren Heidi Berry (John); Chess Woods (Sarah); Miller Woods (Sarah); and his 8 great grandchildren: Ashton, Bailey, Ella, Kate, Dylyn, Colt, Gretchen and Hazel. Ed also leaves 7 nephews and 4 nieces. Ed was born and raised in Bentonia, Mississippi, the son of Joseph Benjamin Woods, Sr. and Mathilde Martin Woods. Ed is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Charles David Woods. Ed served in the United States Army in Korea and retired from the Jackson Fire Department. After retirement from the JFD, he served as Used Truck Manager at Empire Truck Sales. Ed was known for his wonderful and robust laugh, his great sense of humor, his tremendous faith in God, and his complete and total love and devotion to his family. Ed was a man of many talents and was known for being able to do anything he set his mind to do. Ed was the "go to guy" for so many family members and friends. To know him was to love him. Ed and Liz have had a profound, positive impact on every life they have touched. You are invited to a gathering of friends and family at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on Highway 433 West Bentonia, Mississippi with a memorial service to follow at 12:00 PM. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the arrangements.


Josephine Williams Ledbetter

Feb 25,2020

Josephine Williams Ledbetter, 89, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday February 23, 2020 at the Blake in Ridgeland. A Homemaker she was a member of Trinity Church. Born March 7, 1938 in Yazoo City, she graduated from Yazoo City High School in 1948, and from Mississippi State in 1951 where she was a member of The Omega Sorority. Mrs. Ledbetter was pre-deceased by her husband; Richard E. “Booster” Ledbetter. Survivors include her children Seger H. Collier, Jr. (Mary Lou) of Madison, Mary Jo C. Vandevender (Lance) of Bentonia, Shelby C. Huff (Tom) of Oxford, and a step-daughter Linda L. Cooksey of Hernando, grandchildren; Ann C. Holman (Spencer) of Cleveland, Jenni C. Melton (Spence) of Madison, Emily V. Brooks (Adam) of Bentonia, Jim Anderson (Summer) of Oxford, Katie A. Avery (Brad) of Birmingham, and Libbi Huff of Nashville, step grandson Preston L. Clowney (Jessica) of Hernando, a sister Georgie W. Clark of Victoria, TX, a niece Georganna C. Meismer of Victoria, TX, 14 great granchildren and a great grandchild. Services will be held at Trinity Church in Yazoo City Tuesday February 25th with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. in Jones Hall followed by services at 2:00 P.M. In The Sanctuary, Farther George Woodliff will officiate. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the arrangements.


Sherry Wasson Lewis

Feb 22,2020

Sherry Wasson Lewis, Age 68, passed away peacefully at her residence in Benton, Mississippi on February 18, 2020 after a lengthy illness. Sherry had worked as a contract employee for the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant in Port Gibson for a number of years and more recently was employed by The U S District Court in Jackson, MS in The Jury Department for 9 years until she retired on disability. Sherry had a passion for collecting antiques. She and Wally loved to attend auctions, garage sales looking for treasures . Sherry was “Military Brat” as her father had a career in the military and the family was stationed in various parts of the world. His military service intrigued her and she became a great History Buff reading any books that documented the Civil War or World Wars. She had a brilliant mind that allowed her to recall dates, details and quotes of great generals. She is survived by her husband of 28 years Wally Lewis; a daughter; Angela Bonner (Tony) Harrell, of Bountiful, Utah, two grandchildren; Mason Harrell and Abby Harrell, a sister; Freda Wasson of Hood River, Oregon, two step daughters; Shandi Lewis of Seadia, MO and Kami Lewis of Kansas City, MO, a step son; Troy Lewis of Seadia, Mo, and a number of cousins. Sherry was a member of Behlehem Baptist Church on Fugates Road, Benton, MS where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at 1:00 P.M.


Genevieve Everett Warren Tarver

Feb 21,2020

Genevieve Everett Warren Tarver, 91, of Yazoo City passed away Monday February17, 2020 at Martha Coker Green House Homes. A Paralegal and Secretary she was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters; Sharon Jackson, and Linda Wilkinson, sons; Buddy Warren, Doug Tarver, Gene Tarver, and Dan Tarver all of Yazoo City, 25 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands; Ronnie Day Warren and Claude Eugene Tarver, sons; Donnie and Jimmy Warren and David Tarver. Visitation will be Thursday February 20th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home, with services Friday February 21st at 11:00 A.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with internment in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are Dee Wilkinson, Brent Wilkinson, Derrin Green, Ryan Jackson, Tim Warren, Mark Warren, and Dustyn Warren.


Claudine S. White

Feb 21,2020

Claudine Seale White, age 91 of Yazoo City, MS, entered into the joy of her Savior’s presence on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, after months of suffering and a long decline. Claudine was preceded in death by her husband, Hardy White, Sr., parents James Clarke and Mary Ethel Sibley Seale, and siblings Ruby Kight, Lora Lumbley, and Loise “Red” Seale. She is survived by sisters Katherine McGee and Vivian Middleton; children Geraldine Gray (Johnny), Hardy White, Jr., (Cookie), Billy White (Rita), Betty Belin (Tom), Wilma Thornton (Wink), Mickey White (Diane), and Charles T. White; grandchildren John Gray, Jan Bryson, Jennifer Sills, Candy Hall, Trey White, Jay White, Lee Ann Mitchell, Regina Rodriguez, Chris White, Charlie Ruiz, Curt Belin, Catherine Kennedy, William Mobley, Kelcy Bilger, Chris F. White, and Lisa Kathryn Fondren; 35 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives. Family was paramount to Claudine and she was blessed with a large family who loved and adored her. Claudine was born in Sharkey county and resided in MS her entire life. At the age of six, her mother died and her father’s occupation prevented him from caring for her so she was raised by an aunt and uncle. She married Hardy White, Sr. after he returned from serving in the war and they raised their family and lived in Yazoo County for most of her life. Claudine worked at E & W Garment factory until their closure, all while caring for her large family. While she was a trusted employee, her true calling was serving the Lord, her family, and others. Obituary continued in next pane


Claudine White

Feb 21,2020

Family connections were very important to her. As a homemaker, Claudine enjoyed needle work, gardening, canning and preserving her produce, and always had an open door policy. She loved to cook and entertain for both friends and strangers alike. She often shared her home with people relocating to the community until they were settled. Christmas was her favorite holiday and she decorated her home with gusto to celebrate the birth of her Savior. As her health began to decline and her vision failed, she did not give up on her love for books and listened to thousands of books on tape. Besides caring for her own family, she loved serving others. Her involvement at church spanned decades as she led as a Sunday School teacher, receiving awards for most outstanding teacher on numerous occasions. She helped with Vacation Bible School, served on the church cleaning committee, and cooked and delivered countless meals over the years. She ran a childcare service from her home for many years and was always looking for ways to bless others. Claudine was a true picture of the wife of noble character described in Proverbs 31 which says, “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value…Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Claudine graciously and humbly served her children and family and was a daily example of a matriarch who led with truth and grace. As a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she leaves us with a rich history of family traditions and memories. When her declining health prevented her from doing so many of the physical gestures of love and care that she wanted, she enjoyed a rich prayer life. She could call out her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all their spouses by name and often mentioned that she prayed for each one every night. This became her truest act of service to her family in her later years. Claudine leaves quite a legacy and although she spent most of her life in a small area of Yazoo county, her roots have spread far and wide through her extended family. While her presence in this world will be deeply missed, she will live on in our memories and continue to impact the future generations of our family as we seek to honor her in the way we live our lives and love our families. Visitation will be Friday February 21st at Stricklin-King Funeral Home beginning at 12:30 P.M. Until the Service at 2:00 P.M. With Rev. Jay White officiating. Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to: Martha Coker Green House Building Fund 2041 Grand Avenue Yazoo City, MS 39194 or The American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org Condolences may be viewed or sent to Stricklin-King Funeral Home, who will be handling the service. www.stricklin-king.com


Roma Young Morrow

Feb 20,2020

Roma Young Morrow, born in Putnam (TX) on November 30, 1916, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2020 in Ridgeland (MS). A graveside service will be held at Forest Hill Funeral Home Cemetery South, 2545 E Holmes Rd, Memphis TN 38118 on Thursday February 20, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. Roma, “Mom” married Joe W. Morrow, Jr. in 1938. They made their home in states throughout the southeast, including Yazoo City (MS) where their three children completed high school. After leaving Yazoo City, they made their home in Whitehaven (TN) until Roma relocated to the Orchard Retirement Home in Ridgeland in 2004. Wherever she lived, Roma made friends and kept in touch with them through the years. Her family remembers the gift she had of being able to relate to people of all ages. When living in Clarksville (AR), Roma began to develop an interest in flower arranging. She was a member and officer of the “Green Thumb Garden Club” in Yazoo City and the “White Oaks Garden Club.” in Whitehaven. Mother “Mom” loved interior decorating and enjoyed cooking and entertaining her family and friends. She was always eager to try new recipes…for example, shrimp gumbo, Plaquemine (LA) and squirrel stew, Yazoo City. In her later years, she recalled many times how much she missed being able to be outdoors, caring for her flowers and yard and digging in the dirt. Roma and husband Joe both enjoyed traveling to football games, especially when one of their teams played in a bowl game. As a widow, she accompanied travel groups and toured several foreign countries. Before she lost her vision, a few of her favorite past-times were working crossword puzzles, reading, and watching basketball games on television. Survivors include a son, Joseph William Morrow, III (Glenda) and daughter, Judith M. Walton; four grandchildren: Janis Morrow Jones (Tom), Cindy Morrow Kemrite (Tim), Tommy Walton (Julie), and Michael D. Morrow, Jr; a niece (Elaine Hardin) and 3 nephews (Ken, Mike and Curt Marsh); 9 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Roma is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph William Morrow, Jr. and son Michael Dwayne Morrow, Sr.; parents, (Robert and Arlie Young) brother,(Rondal Young), and two sisters (Opal Kennon and Kathryn Marsh). The family wishes to express our sincere appreciation to The Orchard staff, nurses and aides. We are so very grateful for the compassionate care from her devoted personal care assistants: Sharica Ross, Sierra Walker, and Frances Andrews, and Kindred Hospice these past few months. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.


Jimmy "Jim" Oneal Ashworth

Feb 19,2020

Jimmy “Jim” Oneal Ashworth, 83, of Greenwood passed away at his residence Monday February 17, 2020. A Truck Driver he was of The Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife Terri Ashworth, daughters Denise Clemmer of Ripley, TN, and Ashley Pullen of Madison, MS, son; Eric Ashworth of Horn Lake, MS, 5 grandchildren , and 3 great grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; George and Mary Sue Ashworth and a brother Ronnie Ashworth. Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday February 19th at 11:00 A.M. In The Belzoni City Cemetery with Rev. Glenn Allen officiating. No visitation scheduled.


Mary Frances Boike Brabston

Feb 15,2020

Mary Frances Boike Brabston was born on April 11, 1935 in Cullman, AL.  She passed away peacefully at home on February 7, 2020 at the age of 84 with her loving family by her side.  Mary was the daughter of Ralph Edward Boike and Agnes Inez Nix Boike.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, James Boike and Robert Boike, and one sister, Catherine Boike Ward. Mary is survived by her loving husband William Patrick (Pat) Brabston, Jr. of 63 years, two sisters - Harriet Martin of Moss Point, MS and Nancy Holliday of Pascagoula, MS, one brother – Steven Boike of Kiln, MS, sister-in-law Mable Boike of Fairhope, AL, six children Ann Marie Brabston Weed (Alan) of Andalusia, AL, Catherine Brabston Regan (Jim) of Hoschton, GA, Karen Brabston Vickers (Jimmy) of Canton, MS, William Patrick Brabston, III (Diane) of Overland Park, KS, Mary Claire Brabston McGee (Brad) of Hattiesburg, MS, James Edward Brabston (Kilby) of Jackson, MS, twelve grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and numerous other family members. Mary’s life will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City, MS on Saturday, February 15, 2020 beginning at 10:00 AM followed by the rosary and visitation.  The funeral mass will begin at 12:00 PM followed by a graveside service at Glenwood cemetery.  A reception will be held at Mary and Pat’s residence following the service.  All family and friends are invited. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stricklin-King Funeral Home.  Mary graduated from Our Lady of Victories Catholic School in Pascagoula, MS.  She was a very remarkable wife, mother, and friend to many.  Mary worked at Ingall’s Shipyard as one of the first draftswoman.  She was an excellent seamstress, accountant - book keeper, artist, dedicated homemaker, and a repeat blue ribbon winner for canning at the county fair.  Mary was an avid outdoorswoman.  She loved to fish, hunt, and observe the beauty of God’s nature.  Mary’s green thumb was evident in the beautiful roses grown in her gardens.  Pat was Mary’s only high school sweetheart and true love.  They have enjoyed many wonderful adventures together as husband and wife. The family would like to acknowledge the excellent care and compassion given to Mary by Lilly Banks, Caroline Fleming, Sonia Smith, Michelle Shaffer, Linda Williams, Megan Lampley, Brittany Warmack, and Victoria Grandberry.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or St. Judes Children’s Hospital.


Timmy Loyd Helms

Feb 08,2020

Timmy Loyd Helms, 57, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Saturday February 1, 2020. A contractor he was of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include his daughters; Krissy H. McGraw and Hannah Elizabeth Helms both of Yazoo City, grandson; bayle boutwell of Yazoo City, sisters; June Warren of Cabot, AR, Judy Murrey, and Joyce Warmack of Yazoo City, and a brother; Rick Helms of Benton. Timmy was preceded in death by; his parents T.C. And Dollie Mathis Helms and a brother; Tom Helms. Memorial services will be held Saturday February 8th at 10:30 A.M. At The Church of God of Prophecy on Graball Rd in Yazoo City with rev. Matt Clark officiating. No visitation is scheduled.


Patricia B. Williams

Feb 08,2020

   Patricia B. Williams entered her heavenly resting place Sunday, February 2nd, 2020. She was born in Daigle, Maine to Yvette Bouchard, who preceded her into heaven. The eldest surviving member of the Bouchard family is Reverend Marie Stevens, Patricia’s aunt. Patricia met MSgt. Jim C. Williams, Sr., Retired, when he was in the navy visiting a restaurant where she worked in Lewiston, ME. After marrying, Jim resigned from the U.S. Navy and came back to Mississippi to find work. After living for months with his Mom, Nettie Watson Williams, in a very small home with lots of family members in Yazoo City, Patricia told him to find work or she would go back home to her Mom. Jim joined the U.S. Air Force and retired with 20 years of service with four years in the Navy and sixteen in the U.S. Air Force. Patricia and Jim had three children, Chaplain Mona Williams Mazeres, Jim (Clint) C. Williams, Jr., and Yvette Williams McCoy (deceased). The Bouchard and the Williams family mourn the loss of Patricia. Services will be held Saturday February 8tth at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the 11:00 A. M. service. Internment will follow in The Coxburg Cemetery in Holmes County.                As Mom’s oldest daughter, I learned so much from her. We moved constantly while Dad was in the service, and Mom made friends on base easily. Her giving and servant heart is a model that stands as a standard especially in today’s impersonal society. Her strength during tragedy and her peaceful spirit during the chaos of this fallen world will be missed. My brother Clint and I will miss you Mom. We will see you again on the other side in the new heaven and new earth. Until then, we know you will be waiting for us and we will serve Jesus here to make you proud when we meet again.


Francis Clarence Vandevere

Feb 07,2020

Francis Clarence Vandevere, 90, of Benton passed away Saturday February 1, 2020 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. Employed in the farming Business he was a member of Scotland Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; Helen W. Vandevere, daughter; Priscilla G. Ferguson of Madison, sons; Dennis (Missye) Vandevere of Yazoo City, Jeffery Vandevere, and Timmy Vandevere both of Benton, 5 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; John Sebren and Dallas Thomas Vandevere , and 3 brothers; Robert Vandevere, John Vandevere, Jr. and James E Vandevere. Funeral Services will be held at Melrose Baptist Church Friday February 7th with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. service.


Shannon Marie Lungrin

Feb 07,2020

Shannon Marie Lungrin, 42, of Bentonia passed away Tuesday February 4, 2020 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church. Survivors include her parents; Paul and Chesley Lungrin, Sr., brother; Paul (Kim) Lungrin, Jr., sister; Stacy (Willie) Coody and her extended family, Nieces Anna Coody, Destiny Fleming, Marissa Coody, and Angelia Lungrin, and a nephew; Josh Fleming. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday February 6th from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with Graveside Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday February 7th in The Bradshaw Family Cemetery on Dover Road in Yazoo County. Rev. Tad Duggan and Rev. Allen Twiner will officiate. Serving as Pallbearers are; Keith Lungrin, Austin Lungrin, Colton Coody, B. J. Carr, Donovan Carr, and Jackie Bradshaw, Jr.


William Allan Hawkins

Feb 07,2020

It is with great sadness that on Wednesday, February 4, 2020,Alan Hawkins passed away at the age of 62. William “Alan” Hawkins was born on March 12, 1957 in Laurel, MS to William F. Hawkins and Adelaide Ward Hawkins. He received his bachelor degree in Physical Education and Transportation at Mississippi State University. He worked at Illinois Central Railroad, Midsouth Rail, and Mississippi Chemical in Yazoo City, MS as well as Tronox in Columbus, MS. On June 13, 1981 he married Terri Box Hawkins, and fifteen years later began a new journey of life when their daughter Hannah was born. Alan had a passion for hunting, baseball/softball, and watching Hannah on the sidelines as a cheerleader for six years. He coached Hannah for eleven years on the softball field, and was one of the most spirited, dedicated coaches around. He cherished his baby girl more than anyone in the world. One of his favorite pastimes was attending or watching any and all Mississippi State athletic events. He loved his Bulldogs! Alan suffered through a long and hard seven-year battle after his heart attack, but fought the good fight and finished the race to be united with his Savior Jesus Christ. Alan was preceded in death by his father Bill and his mother Adelaide. He is survived by his wife Terri, his daughter Hannah, and his sister Becky. Visitation will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral home in Yazoo City, MS from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, February 6, 2020, and on Friday February 7th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Stricklin-King Funeral home at 2 o’clock p.m. The officiant is David Cooke. The pallbearers are Joe Whittenton, Bill Reeves, Tommy Peaster, Jeff Peaster, Steve Box, Ronny Beavers and Will Williams. An honorary pallbearer is Ronnie McMaster. The graveside services will follow the service at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in French Camp, MS.


David "Sonny" Berry, Jr.

Feb 01,2020

David F. Berry, Jr. (Sonny), age 87, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the State Veterans Affairs Nursing Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Born on September 20, 1932, in Benton, Yazoo County, Mississippi, he was the son of the late David F. Berry, Sr. and Doris Gilruth Berry Montgomery. He was graduated from Benton High School where he was an avid athlete and he then attended Holmes Jr. College, where he played football. David served in the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, Georgia, Recon Company and during that time he married his Yazoo City sweetheart, Rubye Lee Smith, and they later raised their five children in Benton, Mississippi Together, they owned and operated David F. Berry Water Well Drilling Company and in 1963 they remodeled the old Benton Post Office into an ENCO (EXXON) service station and they later added on a complete grocery store, which subsequently burned. They then rebuilt Berry’s convenience store in it’s present location in Benton, Mississippi. In his later years, he enjoyed sitting on a bench almost every day in Berry’s, after his son, David, and daughter-in-law, Suzette McCullough Berry, became the owners, where he enjoyed telling tales of fishing and hunting. He was always proudly displaying pictures of his family’s big outdoor hunting and fishing adventures. From that same bench, he always loved humouring locals with his jokes and stories, or eating a famous “Berry Burger.” David and wife, Rubye, were members of the Benton Country Club, where they both served as board members and social chairpersons for years, because they both enjoyed golf, swimming, and dancing. They both loved Benton and living in Yazoo County. Master Sgt. David F. Berry, Jr. was a Conservation Officer of Yazoo County for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks for over 28 years, retiring in 2000. He was instrumental, along with many others, in founding the Yazoo County Sportsmen’s Association in Yazoo County, Mississippi. He was also one of the founders of the Yazoo Fox Hunt, which was an annual political event including guests and supporters such as the Governor of the State of Mississippi, the Mississippi State Legislators, and other statewide and local political, law enforcement and community leaders, and the NRA, all supporting the Mississippi Dog Hunter’s Association and the NRA. He was very involved in introducing or stocking of white - tail deer and wild turkey into Yazoo County hill country. Along with his family, David was an avid outdoorsman. He loved boating and fishing the local waters for catfish and going to Louisiana to fish camp to often fish with his sister, Doris Berry Gunn, and her family, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and with his family and many friends. In earlier years, he enjoyed primitive camping and later he loved “glamping” in his RV, and traveling across the entire USA and Canada. He enjoyed taking videos and photographing landscapes, family and hunting and fishing trophies. He also enjoyed hunting for Civil War artifacts and arrowheads around Yazoo County. He displayed many of his findings in the original Berry’s service station which was located in the old Benton Post Office building in Benton, Mississippi. After Rubye’s death, David was later remarried to Cheryl Carver and they enjoyed traveling by RV across the USA and Canada, too. After their separation, she remained his best friend and one of his caregivers. David is survived by his oldest daughter, Deborah Dean (Debbie) Berry of Benton, MS; his three sons: David F. Berry, III (Suzette) of Benton, MS; Robert Alton Berry (Kaylee) of Benton, MS; Thomas Gilruth (Gil) Berry (Gail) of Brandon, MS; ten loving grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family in MS and in LA. OBITUARY CONTINUED IN NEXT PANE....


David "Sonny" Berry, Jr.

Feb 01,2020

He was preceded in death by his parents, David Ford Berry, Sr. and Doris Gilruth Berry (Montgomery); his younger brother, Chris R. Berry; his sister, Doris Berry Gunn (“Little Doris”); his wife, Rubye Lee Smith Berry; his younger daughter, Sunnye Kay Berry McGraw (Patrick). The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude towards the State Veterans Affairs Nursing Home in Kosciusko, MS and to the many hospital and hospice caregivers, and to the in-home private sitters for their care and support during David’s final years with heart and lung disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. A heartfelt thank you to the many friends and family members who were very accommodating and caring during the years and who often stopped by to visit. Also, thank you to the loving friends and neighbors who donated food and drinks, or to those who often donated their time and efforts in helping the Berrys to maintain David’s property over the years. Thank you to the wonderful congregations of local churches who provided the family with many prayers and blessings. Also, the family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to Stricklin-King Funeral Home for being very understanding and accommodating during this difficult time. A special thank you to the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Honor Guard, Officers and the Commission. The family would like to also thank Drake’s Designs of Jackson, MS for their beautiful design style and attention to our floral requests over the years. Also, thank you to the Yazoo City Herald for their support during times of fundraising and for their continual coverage of Yazoo County family and public event news. They would also like to thank anyone who has ever made a donation to any of their many Alzheimer’s fundraising events over the years. Celebration of Life visitation will be from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home, 718 Calhoun Avenue, Yazoo City, MS 39194. Funeral services will also be at Stricklin-King at 11:00 a.m. A graveside service and 21-gun salute by the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Honor Guard will be following at Black Jack Baptist Church Cemetery in Vaughan, MS, with lunch reception to follow at Black Jack Baptist Church, both at 1914 Black Jack Rd., Vaughan, MS 39179. Serving as pallbearers will be David’s grandsons: David Ford Berry, IV (“D”), Michael Christopher Berry, Austin Carter Berry, Jason Nicholas Berry, Thomas Blake Berry, and his grandsons-in-law: Michael V. Gray-Lewis and Dr. Thomas Bennett Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be David’s nephews: Robert Gunn, III (Robie), Robert W. Smith, Jr., Thomas S. Smith, James A. Smith, and nephews-in-law, Timothy Davis and Michael H. Stephan, as well as Rick McCullough. Pastors will be Rev. Andy May and Rev. Tommy Burns. Vocals will be by Etta Nolan Saxton. In lieu of flowers, the extended family would request that donations be made to a favorite charity or to the following: Hunters for Mississippi Children, Inc. #HFMC, (non-profit), 220 Heartland Trail, Flora, MS 39071; Alzheimer’s Association, Mississippi Chapter, 207 W. Jackson St., #1, Ridgeland, MS 39157, ALZ.org; Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 110 E.42nd St., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10017, alzinfo.org; American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Ln., Jackson, MS 39213, cancer.org; American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson, MS 39206, heart.org; American Lung Association, 438 Katherine Drive, Flowood, MS 39232, lung.org.


Frances Mason

Jan 22,2020

Frances Mason, 98, formerly of Flora passed away Sunday January 19, 2020 at Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Retired as a Store Clerk at Jr. Food Mart in Flora she was a member of Damascus Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter Charlotte (David) Osborne of Bentonia,step-daughters SueMason Whitehead of Flora, Elizabeth Mason Bullock of Brandon,and Carolyn (Ronald) Dunigan of Florida 10 grandchildren, 14 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family. She was preceded in death by her mother; Susie McMillan Wooten, husband; Carl Mason, son; John Wooten, and a daughter Carla Mason McMinn, brothers Calvin Wooten, William “Bill” Wooten, and James Wooten. Visitation will start at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday January 22nd at Damascus Baptist Church on Highway 22 East of Flora with services at 11:00 A.M. Officiated by Rev. D. J. Specner and Rev. Tray Earnhart. Internment will follow in The Church Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City.


Althea Martin Partridge

Jan 20,2020

Althea Martin Partridge. 97, of Silver City passed away Saturday January 18, 2020 at her residence. A Homemaker she was a Methodist. Survivors include her daughters; Penny Partridge of Edwards, and Willie Lou Benson of Midnight, granddaughter; Robyn Evans and great granddaughter Ashley Evans both of Arlington, TX. Graveside services were held in Belzoni City Cemetery Monday January 20th with Rev. Jay Trammell officiating. The Family entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements.


Barbara J. Smith

Jan 17,2020

Barbara J. Smith, 84, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday January 12, 2020 at Merit Health Medical Center in Jackson. A Homemaker she was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Learned (Hinds County). Survivors include her daughter; Connie Vance of Yazoo City, son; Ronnie Smith of Yazoo City and Dannie Smith of Benton, granddaughters; Elizabeth Smith, Casey Britt, Katie Vance, and Ashley Vance, and grandsons; Patrick Means and Adam Smith. She was preceded in death by her daughter Lynn Logan. Memorial Services will be held in The Chapel of Stricklin-King Funeral Home Friday January 17th at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Steven Howell officiating. There will not be any visitation scheduled.


Carolyn Hilderbrand McGraw

Jan 17,2020

Carolyn Hilderbrand McGraw, 84, passed away Tuesday January 14, 2020 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. Carolyn loved nature, music, and was an avid reader. A life long member of Hebron Baptist Church where she was Pianist for years, as long as she was able. She was also active in Women's Missionary Union and many Church activities. She was preceded in death by her parents Basil and Ruth Woods Hilderbrand. Survivors include her husband of 64 years Carol “Noonie” McGraw, her sons; Banks (Karen) McGraw, Kent (Angel) Mcgraw, her daughters; Lisa (David) Hancock and Lynn (Dean) Jarvis, Carolyn is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, her sisters Claire (James) Gibbs and Kaye Hilderbrand, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be Friday January 17th beginning at 12:00 Noon followed by Funeral services at 2:00 P.M.conducted at Hebron Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Hutto and Rev. Kerry Burrough officiating. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery under the Direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


Beverly Willis

Jan 14,2020

Beverly Willis, 90, of Bentonia passed away Thursday January 9, 2020 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Retired as the Town Clerk in Bentonia she was of The Methodist Faith. Survivors include; her daughter; Monica Willis of Bentonia, sons; David Earl Willis of Vicksburg, and Robert Dale Willis of Milton, FL, 3 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, brother; Ben Speer and a sister Helen Speer both of Abbeville, SC. She was preceded in death by a son; George Wesley Willis, and her husband; James Wesley Willis. Funeral services will be held Tuesday January 14th at Stricklin-Kng Funeral Home in Yazoo City with internment to follow in Dover Cemetery.


Bruce Jackson, Jr.

Jan 07,2020

Bruce Jackson Jr., age 81, passed away at his home in Benton, MS on Friday, January 3, 2020. Mr. Jackson was retired from the military. He served in the Airforce and Army Reserve. Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Nita Jackson; his children, Laurie Ables (Kenny), Cathy Lammons (Steve), Bruce William Jackson, III (Marie), Linda Michelle Scroggins (Barney); grandchildren, Lauren Floyd (Trent), Anna O’Nan (Seth), Abby Thompson (Brent), Emilee Burdine (Stephen), Shane Ables (Anna Lea), Hunter Scroggins (Anna), Bruce Clark Jackson (Mary Darby), Taylor Scroggins; and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Scotland Baptist Church, 5617 Scotland Road, Bentonia, MS on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 with visitation at 12:30p.m. and service at 2:00p.m. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home.


Jerry Lynn Monday

Jan 06,2020

Jerry Lynn Monday, 62, of Yazoo City died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident in Madison County, IN. An Equipment Operator with Chara Solutions Construction Co., he was of The Methodist Faith. Survivors include his wife; Michelle Monday of Vicksburg, sons Robert Edward (Amy) Wadford of Flowood, MS, and Dustin Lee Wadford, Jr. of Yazoo City, daughter; Asia Breann Monday of Magee, MS, 8 grandchildren, mother; Evelyn Melton of Yazoo City, father Arvil Monday, Sr. of Savannah, TN, brother Arvil Claude Monday, Jr. of Yazoo City and a sister; Brenda Gail Hisaw of Yazoo City. Graveside Services were held Monday January 6, 2020 in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Jay Trammell officiating. Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City was entrusted with the arrangements.


William M Stampley

Dec 29,2019

Marvin Stampley, 93, of Yazoo City, died at home the day after Christmas and is now reunited with his beloved wife, Ruby Rae Davis Stampley, to whom he was married for 59 ½ years .Mr. Stampley was the only child of Richard Ulric Stampley and Susie Mae Wainwright Stampley. He grew up in the community of Holly Bluff, leaving only for WW II. But at 17, he was technically too young to enlist. However, his reluctant mother was persuaded to sign permission for him to join the Navy. He was proud to claim that branch of the armed forces throughout his life.He served on a fuel supply ship carrying high-octane fuel to England, sailed to Venezuela, and after the Japanese surrender, served on a minesweeper in the Pacific. When his service was complete, he returned home to marry and establish a family .He drove a school bus in Holly Bluff and noticed the pretty girl three years younger than he, Ruby Rae Davis. They were married July 3, 1948, and immediately moved to the Washington D. C. area for a job opportunity. But the call of home ties was too strong, and the young couple moved back to Holly Bluff for the birth of their first son. .Billy Stampley drove a gravel truck and farmed on the land owned by his father-in-law, V. B. Davis, near Holly Bluff. But after the births of daughter Janet Marie and son Davis Wainwright, the family moved to “town,” town being Yazoo City, in 1959 .Though raised a Methodist, where his mother played the organ at Holly Bluff Methodist Church, his wife said they would go to church together in Yazoo City. And so they did. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Yazoo City, for 60 years .Mr. Stampley worked at Mississippi Chemical Company for 30 years, when it was the largest farmer-cooperative chemical business in the country. He worked shift work, and as his children grew older, would swap schedules with men who had younger children so they could be with them on Christmas morning .He coached both his sons and many other boys in Dixie Youth Baseball. The team was known as the Chemi-Kids, sponsored by Mississippi Chemical As Ruby Rae retired from her job as a school principal, Billy Stampley retired at the same time. They used their retirement years to travel, to Europe and Hawaii, across Canada, and on several trips within the continental United States. They took each child and their families on separate trips to Washington D. C. so they could experience the history of the country at the Smithsonian, Mt Vernon, Ford’s Theatre, and Arlington National Cemetery.In retirement, he took up golf, adding the sport to his hobbies of hunting and fishing. He often hit it long, though not always with accuracy. But he loved the competition and camaraderie .As a proud veteran, Mr. Stampley flew the flag and attended the annual Veterans’ Day program at Manchester Academy. His values were straight-forward and simple: God, country, family. He was preceded in death by his parents; a half-brother, Richard Ulric Stampley, Jr; wifeRuby Rae Davis Stampley; and most recently, granddaughter Lacey Claire Lee. He is survived by son Bill Stampley, Jr. (Charlotte), Lafayette, LA; daughter Janet Stampley Lee (Rory), Clinton; and son Wain Stampley, Yazoo City. He was the grandfather of five grandaughters, including Lauren Lee Ryan; Lacey Claire Lee (deceased); Sarah Stampley Pepper; Elizabeth Stampley White; and Jourdan Rae Stampley.He was also a great-grandfather of nine, including five boys and four girls, with two additional blessings expected in 2020 .In the last two years, a series of caregivers has helped in Mr. Stampley’s home. The family is most appreciative of all their efforts, especially those of Annette Washington and Olivia Turner. Olivia called him “Pops,” seeing to both his needs and wants, including an afternoon ice cream cone. He told everyone that Olivia “just spoiled him rotten. Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, Yazoo City, Sunday, Dec 29th 1:30 P.M. until the services at 3:00 P.M.


Allie Gene Neely

Dec 27,2019

Mrs. Allie Gene Neely age 99, a resident of Montgomery, AL formerly of Yazoo City, MS passed away on December 18, 2019. Graveside services will be held on December 27, 2019 from Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City, MS at 1:30 p.m with Lewis Kalil officiating. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Neely was preceded in death by her parents Luther David Brewer and Nancy Catherine Bruce, her husband Eugene G. Neely, Jr. and grandson Terry Neely. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Yazoo City, MS. She was retired from Sears & Roebuck as a Customer Service Rep. She is survived by her sons Eugene G. Neely III (Peggy) of Loudon, TN, David P. Neely of Dallas, TX, daughter Katheryne N. Nelson (Alfred) of Montgomery, AL, fifteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Yazoo City, MS, 328 Grand Ave., Yazoo, City, MS 39194.


Bertha B. Outlaw

Dec 23,2019

Bertha B. Outlaw, 71, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Thursday December 19, 2019. a Self Employed Seamstress she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include daughters; Chrissy Outlaw of Benton, & Jo Jo Forester of Gainsville, TX, sons; Charles “Chuck” Outlaw, Jr. of Star, & Lynn Outlaw of Madison, 12 grandchildren, brothers; Bill Bradshaw of Baldnob, AR, & Pete Bradshaw of Ola, AR, and close family friend Tommy Clay. Visitation will be Monday December 23rd at Stricklin-King Funeral Home beginning at 9:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service with Rev. Tad Duggan officiating. Internment will follow in The Belzoni City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are; Dan Bradshaw, Lee Bradshaw, Will Bradshaw, Michael Shane Bradshaw, Ricky Bradshaw, Terry Bradshaw, Jackie Bradshaw, and Tommy Clay.


Raymond L Long

Dec 23,2019

Raymond Long, a lifelong resident of Yazoo city passed away Friday morning, December 20, 2019 at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. He was born on January 1, 1941 in Carroll County, Mississippi to the late Jessie Dennis and Edwinta Loflin Long. Raymond attended Benton High School where he was an accomplished athlete excelling in football. He was president of his high school graduating class and kept up with his classmates making sure they held an annual reunion. He will be greatly missed by Benton High Class of 1959. He attended Hinds Community College where he chose his lifelong occupation of barbering. After completing barber school, Raymond began his career with Chris Gerrard at Gerrard’s barbershop on Grand Ave. Raymond took a leap of faith opening his own barbershop on Fifteenth Street where he served his customers for fifty-five years until his recent illness. He was a past President of the MS Barbers’ Board of Examiners serving under Governor Haley Barbour. Raymond was active in civic organizations, having served the Yazoo City Community in various capacities. He was an active member of First Baptist Church having served as an usher, a Deacon and a volunteer in the Television Ministry. In 2018, he was inducted into the Manchester Academy Hall of Fame being an avid supporter of Manchester Academy He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Carolyn Finley Long and two children: Diane Gordon (Thomas); Scott Long( Jesna) and granddaughter, Colbi Long ; brothers, William Hugh Long (Merilyn), Charles Long (Lois) ; brothers-in-law Glenn Patterson, Wayne Finley(Clara Dean) of Madison, MS and William Finley (Jean) of Lafayette, LA . As well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his brother, Gary Dean Long of Oklahoma, a sister, Judy Beatrice Patterson and father and mother-in-law, Chester and Thelma Finley of Yazoo City, Mississippi. Services will be conducted under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 22, 2019, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Services will be Monday, December 23, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. with The Reverend Lewis Kalil and The Reverend Cortez Hutchinson officiating at the Stricklin-King Chapel. Visitation will also be one hour prior to services. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Wil Finley, Dennis Moulder, Cliff Long, Dean Cooper, Brad Moss, Jay Nesbit, and Aubrey Walker. Honorary Pallbearers are the Benton Class of 1959. The family wishes to convey their appreciation for the loving care given to our loved one by the Amedisys Home Health Agency ; to Dr. Jimmy Lott and the staff of St. Dominic’s Hospital.


Charline Martin McGraw

Dec 21,2019

Charline Martin McGraw, 79, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Monday December 16, 2019. She was a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor's Assistant, she also served with the American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, UDC, Daughter's of The American Revolution , St. John's United Methodist Church, and The Yazoo County Fair Association. Survivors include her son; Jay McGraw of Yazoo City, William (Cynthia) Smith of Hattiesburg, Frank A. (Melissa) McGraw of Yazoo City, Charles Martin (Laura) McGraw of Yazoo City, and daughters; Sallye (Davi) Sumrall of Laurel, Betty Hagg of Hattiesburg, and Lytresa (Henry) Williams of Yazoo City, 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and a sister; Bobbie Cessna of Chesterfield, MO. Charline was preceded in death by her husband; Hugh J. McGraw, a grandson; Hugh Carson McGraw, her parents; Cecil Alvin & Lilly Carson Martin, her sisters; Florine Hardaway, Lois Hardaway, and Faye Murphy, nephews Randy Cessna and Cecil Davis and a niece; Carmen Bayse Visitation will be Friday December 20th 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Service will be conducted 11:00 A. M.Saturday December 21st at St, John's United Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Serving as pallbearers are; Hugh Martin Hardaway, Michael Dean Hardaway, Marion Cessna, Pete Weisenberger, Bill Weisenberger, Boyd McGraw, Todd McGraw, Joe Hagg, Hayden Sumrall, Paxton McGraw, Jernigan Williams, Garet McGraw, Noah McGraw, Carson McGraw, and Gage WeCompte


Lamar Majors

Dec 15,2019

Lamar Majors, 89, died December 13, 2019. Funeral services are Sunday, December 15, at 2:00, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS, with Bro. Andy May and Dr. Bruce Silk officiating. Visitation will be from Noon – 2:00, prior to the service. He was born on December 17, 1929, in Catchings, MS, (now Delta City) to Hester (Birdno) Majors and Morris Majors. Mr. Majors was a Veteran. He served in the United States Air Force for almost 23 years. After retiring from the Service, he worked for Southland Oil, farm manager for Yazoo Grande, Constable for Beat 5, and then was a Yazoo County Deputy until he retired. He was a member of Holly Bluff Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 daughters: Lynda Jones (Herman) of Yazoo City; Liz Langley (Brent) of Hernando, MS; and Carolyn Pogue (Robert), of Yazoo City. Six grandchildren: Heidi Jackson (Kevin), Heather Underhill, Melissa Rogers (Matt), Rachel Faller (Daniel), Jason Aldy (Leighann), & Charlie Aldy and thirteen great grandchildren: Matthew Wheelock, Cade Gregory, Keegan Jackson, Hadley Underhill, Sarah Beth Lack, Hannah Faller, Ava Faller, Mary Faller, Emma Faller, Braeden Aldy, Landon Aldy, Karson Aldy, and Brantley Aldy. Mr. Majors was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Thelma Stokes Majors, and his parents, Hester and Morris Majors. Pall Bearers are Jason Aldy, Charlie Aldy, William Dorris, Matt


Daniel Louis Foster

Dec 14,2019

Daniel Louis Foster, 82, died December 6, 2019 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Clarksdale, he had recently moved to Yazoo City, MS. He was born on July 28, 1937 in Coahoma County, MS to Harvey Love Foster and Pearlie Posey Foster. He was a member of Clarksdale Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee for many years. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Linda Johnston Foster, of Yazoo City MS; daughter, Karen Foster Mathis (Greg) of Yazoo City, MS; son, Douglas Sean Foster (Shannon) of Readyville, TN; four grandchildren, Holli Foster Smith (Malcolm) of Southaven, MS, Nicole Foster of Hernando, MS, Zachary Mathis of Starkville, MS, Hanna Bridge (Dillon) of Starkville, MS; 2 great grandchildren, Aiden Foster and Addison Smith of Southaven, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Daniel Louis Foster II, granddaughter Megan Elizabeth Mathis; brothers, Harvey Foster, Claudie Foster and sisters, Sadie Hite and Maudie Foster. Services will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home, 718 Calhoun Avenue, Yazoo City, MS. with Rev. Dan Sandlin officiating. Interment will be at Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may sent to Clarksdale Baptist Church at 401 First Street, Clarksdale, MS or the charity of your choice.


Billie Sue Purvis

Dec 14,2019

Billie Sue Purvis, 63, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday December 8, 2019 at The Mississippi Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. Retired as a Loan Assistant with BankPlus in Yazoo City she was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her husband Danny Ray Purvis, daughters; Mary E. (John) Bright of Bentonia,and Danielle C. (Mark) Coleson of Yazoo City, sons; William J. Springer and Jonathon Purvis of Yazoo City 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, Sisters; Betty (Ricky) Shivers of Yazoo City, Shirley (Randall) Mathis of Yazoo City, and Cyndi (Kirk) Warren of Chattanooga, TN, brothers; Richard Henson of Middleton, TN, and Lonzo Hood of Yazoo City, and a sister; Pat Glenn of Bay Springs. Visitation will be Saturday December 14th 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home with Memorial Services at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Glen Warrington and Ricky Shivers will officiate. Following the services family ans friends are invited to The Mathis residence at 12 Shivers Lane, Yazoo City for Visiting and Remembrances.


Pat Ramsay

Dec 05,2019

Claude Patrick Ramsay passed away at his home in Benton, MS on November 30th at the age of 70. Pat is predeceased by his mother Mae Helen Ramsay, father Claude Elwood Ramsay, brothers Van Alton Ramsay and Lanny Elwood Ramsay. Pat is lovingly remembered by his sisters Shannon Bell Ramsay of Iowa and Dixie Mae Ramsay of Ocean Springs, MS, and brother Frank Alton Ramsay of Moss Point, MS. In addition Pat is remembered with love by his children and grandchildren; his daughter Paula Ramsay of Nashville, TN, son Forest Lee Ramsay of Denver CO, step-son Zachary Fillion of Baton Rouge, LA, and his son Lance Ramsay and wife Vicki Ramsay of Jackson, MS, his granddaughter Olivia and grandson Quade. Claude Patrick Ramsay was born in Jackson, MS on May 14th, 1949. He graduated from Forest Hill High School in 1967 and went on to study Forestry at Mississippi State University. He worked in the Lumber Industry for over 50 years. Pat had a deep understanding and respect of the natural world around him. His knowledge of plants and trees of the South was unmatched. He was passionate about the history of the United States, Mississippi State football, was an avid hunter and committed Deacon at his church, First Baptist of Satartia . Pat Ramsay left a lasting impression in his community with his unwavering generosity to those in need. A celebration of life will be held at First Baptist Church of Satartia, MS, 602 Canal St. Satartia, MS, on Thursday December 5th, 2019 with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. with a Memorial service at 2:00pm with Brother Royce officiating.


David H. Chisolm

Nov 25,2019

David H. Chisolm, 79, of the Coxburg Community in Yazoo County. A retired teacher with The Yazoo City School District he was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Yazoo City. Survivors include his wife; Ilah Chisolm, sons; Thomas David Chisolm of Angleton, TX, Bradley Roy Chisolm of Oklahoma City, OK, and Timothy Lee Chisolm of Coxburg, 8 grandchildren, brother; Glen Chisolm of Houston, MS, and sisters; Keither Spencer of Tolarville in Holmes County, Clara Ellezey of Bentonia, Royal Net Chisolm of Yazoo City, Catherine Williamson of Asheboro, NC, and Tiena Melton of Bentonia. Graveside services will be Monday November 25th in Coxburg Cemetery in Holmes County with Rev. James Pettis officiating. There is not any visitation scheduled.


Charles Roy Ward

Nov 25,2019

Charles Roy Ward, was born March 3, 1934 and is survived by sisters Winnie Lee, Betty, Mary, Carolyn and brother Billy. He is also survived by his son Charles Joseph “Joey” Ward and three much-loved grandchildren Charles Scott, Kristen Meagan and Brittany Nicole; great grand-daughters Alliyah Alexus and Aubriana Jordan and great-grandson Malachi Jacob. Charles was also blessed by numerous nieces and nephews each of whom held a special place in his heart. He is preceded in death by His mother and father Joe Edward and Winnie Isonhood Ward, beloved wife Gladys Louise Jones Ward, infant son Charles Forrest, infant daughters Jennifer Jones and Sharon Elizabeth; sisters Emma and Lillie; and brothers Lamar and James. He leaves behind so many friends and others whose lives he touched throughout his life in Yazoo City, Yazoo County and across the United States. He worked in downtown Yazoo City for many years at Ingram’s Shoe Store and later at Ruth’s in Columbus, MS. After he retired the first time, he returned to the workforce and worked at Dillard’s in Jackson, MS. He had a love of antiques and history, especially family history and Civil War History. Mr. Ward served as moderator of the Warren Yazoo Baptist Association, a member of the Yazoo Historical Society, and on the board of Warren Yazoo Mental Health Services. He was a lifelong member of Center Ridge Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School Director, Training Union Director, and proud member of the Church choir and Deacon. Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon at Center Ridge Baptist Church beginning at 4 p.m. until 7 pm. Visitation will begin again at 8:00 A.M. on Monday morning until 10:30 A.M. . The funeral will be held at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. Brian Abel officiating internment will follow in the Center Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery beside his loving wife and children.


Jane S. Wilson

Nov 24,2019

Jane S. Wilson, 89, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Saturday November 23, 2019. A retired merchant she was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters, Jean Gilmer and Melissa Fagan both of Yazoo City, step daughters; Willie Harrison of Oak Grove, LA, Amelia Terrell Of Yoder, WY, and Betty Hood of Ackerman, step son; Johnny Wilson of Florida and 19 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Willie I. “ Dickie” Wilson, step daughter Linda Knight and parents; Herman and Elise Jones Swayer. Graveside services were held Sunday November 24th in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. David Bryant officiating. Mrs. Wilson's grandsons served as pallbearers.


Ruth Ann Hilderbrand

Nov 22,2019

Ruth Ann Hilderbrand, 69 , of The Phoenix Community in Yazoo County passed away Monday November 18, 2019 at her residence. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church and was a dedicated Teacher who was loved by many. Survivors include her Husband William H. Hilderbrand, a daughter; Jennifer Ann (John) Ammons of Phoenix, a son William H. “Hank” (Marcy) Hilderbrand, II of Biloxi, granddaughters; Devin Taylor Ammons and Alexis Ruth Ammons, a grandson Jaxon Galle Hilderbrand, brothers; Bill Majure of Madison, and Charlie Majure of Florida, and sisters; Lynda Smith and Rose Ellen Majure both of Meridian. Visitation will be Thursday November 21st at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. and again Friday November 22nd at Hebron Baptist Church 9:00 A.M. Until the Funeral Service at 10:00 A.M. Rev. Scott Sones will officiate. Internment will follow in the church cemetery. The Deacons of Hebron Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.


Betty Mae Boutwell

Nov 17,2019

Betty Mae Boutwell, 93, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Thursday November 14, 2019. Retired she was employed in the Service Department of Sears and a member of Hill Crest Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters; Lois (Keith) Herring of Blue Springs and Jo (Jimmy) Vickers of Madison, 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Mrs. Boutwell was preceded in death by her husband Hubert Boutwell, brothers; Kelly, Clifton “Bo”, Pat, & George Collins ,sister Mamie Smith, and daughter Patty Sue Worthy. Funeral services will be Sunday November 17th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. until the service at 2:00 P.M with Rev. Hugh Smith and Rev. Jeff Dixon officiating. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are; Mat Tallant, Jeff Tallant, Taylor Poe, Eric Poe, Jon Riley Poe, Parks Poe,and Ben Tallant.


Regina Browne Burns

Nov 14,2019

Regina Browne Burns, 86, of Yazoo City passed away Monday November 11, 2019 at The Martha Coker Green House Homes. A Homemaker she was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. Survivors include her sister; Lorraine Hinton of Yazoo City and a brother; Kenneth Burns of Las Vegas, NV, She was preceded in death by a brother; Robert E. Burns. Graveside services will be held in Glenwood Cemetery Thursday November 14th at 2:00 P.M with Rev. Lewis Kalil officiating. There is no visitation scheduled.


Ollie Rea Waters

Nov 08,2019

Rea Thomas Waters, 86, entered the gates of Heaven on November 8, 2019. Visitation is Saturday, November 16 from 10:00 to 12:00, with service at 12:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Graveside service and fellowship is at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Survivors include husband, David A. Waters, children, Gail Waters Marshall (Dan), Gil Waters, and LeiAnn Waters, grandchildren, Sunnie Marie Waters Roeder (Chris), Joshua David Waters, Cody Wyatt Worthy, Angela Rea Marshall, and Daniel Landry Marshall, III, great-grandchildren, Gavan Echols and Emory Echols, sister, Recil Sligh, sisters-in-law, Lucy Waters and Pat Waters, a host of nieces and nephews, and last but not least, Tasha Tudor, her beloved Corgi who brought much joy to her life. Rea was preceded in death by her parents, C. G. Thomas and Lily LaPearl Kirk Thomas. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. The family expresses their heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all of the prayers and thoughts. They also thank MS Home Care and Baptist Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion and thank Hannah Moton for helping care for their mother. Rea married David Waters, the love of her life, on September 1, 1951. She lived a full, happy, and productive life, always drawn to challenging activities that required tenacity to prevail. From age 9 to 80, Rea served as pianist and organist for Bethlehem Baptist Church and some other churches. She loved playing beautiful music for the Lord. Rea was a loving wife, a wonderful mother, and a precious MeMe. Rea earned a B.S. and M.S. at Mississippi College studying elementary education and art. She was 5th grade teacher of 15 years at Woolfolk Elementary School. Rea had a passion for life in so many areas. She loved nature, camping, fishing, bluebirds, and the beach. She was a talented artist. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed time outdoors in her “Le Jardin” sanctuary. She loved to travel, but the returning home to family and Merry Acres that she loved the most. Rea always shared her love of God with family and friends. She was a good listener, an encourager, a prayer warrior and a blessing. “May God’s love, that love that works by faith through God’s grace, purifies the heart and overcomes the world, enfold you with all its beauty and amazing grace.”


Charles O. Nelson

Oct 27,2019

Charles O. Nelson, 85 of Yazoo City passed away October 25, 2019 at The Baptist Medical Center- Yazoo. He was employed in The Grocery business for many years in Yazoo City having worked at Sunflower Food Store, McDade’s Market and most recently at Kaye’s Food Market .He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; Vivian Nelson, daughters; Penny Martin of Yazoo City, and Judy Nelson of Brandon,granddaughters; Lindsey Beckham of Madison, Rachel Hurtt and Emily Hurtt both of Brandon, and 5 great grandchildren. Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his father; Cordell Nelson, brothers; David, Paul and Jimmy Nelson, a sister Alice Nelson and a grandson-in-law Brad Beckham. Graveside Services will be held Sunday October 27th at 2:00 P.M. in Glenwood Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted by the family with the arrangements. As per Mr. Nelson’s instructions there is no visitation scheduled.


William Alvin Worthy, Jr.

Oct 24,2019

William “Billy“ Alvin Worthy, Jr died on Monday, October 21, 2019 at his home in Yazoo City. He was 29 years old. Billy was born in Jackson, MS. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Griffin Worthy and his young son, James William Worthy; father, Alvin Worthy; sisters Dawn (Chad) Stevens and Cassey Worthy; brother Deyton Worthy; Grandmothers Alice Worthy and Janell Twiner Eakes. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lynn Twiner and grandfathers Buddy Twiner and Buddy Worthy. Memorial services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel Thursday October 24th at 11:00 A.M. Visitation will start 1 hour prior at 10:00 A.M. Rev. William Twiner will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bank of Yazoo for baby James.


Mark S. Roby

Oct 21,2019

Mark Roby, 58, of Yazoo City passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at his residence in Yazoo City. Mr Roby was a business owner specializing in retail sales of sports equipment and memorabilia called "The Locker Room" for many years. He was of the Presbyterian faith and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City. Mark is survived by his brother Charles M. "Mike" Roby of Choudrant, LA, a nephew Cristopher Neal Roby of Choudrant, LA, cousin Roy Wilkes (Melanie) of Ridgeland, and Edward Wilkes (Patricia) of Yazo City. Funeral services for Mr. Roby will be Monday, October 21, 2019 in Glenwood Cemeteryat 11:00 a.m. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.


Marjorie R Smith

Oct 16,2019

Marjorie R. Smith, 95, of Yazoo City passed away at Martha Coker Green House Homes. A Homemaker she was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons; Edd Davis (Bobbie) Smith, Jr of Yazoo City, Monty Lee Smith of Dallas TX, 3 grandchildren; Ryan Guthrie (Bess) Smith of Carollton, MS,, Amy Smith (Stephen) Dunaway of Anniston, AL, and Delta Hope Smith of Dallas, TX. Graveside Services will be held in Glenwood Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday October 16th with Rev. Lewis Kalil officiating . The family has Entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the arrangements.


Anna Christine Cain

Oct 14,2019

Anna Christine Cain, 90, of Houma, LA formerly of Bentonia passed away at her Residence Wednesday October 9, 2019. She was a Para Professional and of the Pentecostal Faith. Survivors include her sons; Darrell Hancock of Houma, LA, and Ronnie Hancock of Bentonia, Daughters; Cathy Herbert of Houma, LA, Pamela Darrios of Jonesville, LA and Gloria Dobson of Houma, LA, 26 grandchildren; 82 great grandchildren, 24 great great grandchildren, brothers; Roy Hancock and Austin “Pete”Hancock both of Bentonia and a sister; Ruby Necaise of Gulfport. Services will be Monday October 14, 2019 with visitation at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. Graveside services will be at 12:00 P.M. in The Wayne Hancock Cemetery in Yazoo County.


Chester Dale Bramlett

Oct 12,2019

Chester Dale Bramlett, 77, of Ridgeland formerly of The Good Hope Community in Humphreys County passed away Thursday October 10, 2019. A self employed Rural Water Association manager he was a member of Parkview Church of God, Yazoo City. Survivors include his wife Georgia Bramlett, daughter; Regina Hoover of Raymond, grandchildren; Brad Williamson and Ryan Williamson and a great granddaughter Sophie Williamson. Services are scheduled for Saturday October 12th at Parkview Church of God, 1750 Highway 16 E Yazoo City, with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Internment will follow in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery under the Direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home Pallbearers are: Brad Williamson, Ryan Williamson, Herbert Taft, Joseph White, William Porter, and Dallas Porter.


Lee "Dickie" Whitaker, Jr.

Oct 10,2019

Lee “Dickie” Whitaker, Jr., 59, a long time resident of Yazoo County, passed away Saturday October 5, 2019 at his son's residence in Florence. Employed in Farming he was also leader of BK and the Backroads Band, and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his sons, Michael (Chasity) Whitaker of Florence, Lee Whitaker, III of Delta City, and Billy Wayne Matlock of Arkansas, and a daughter; Vera Roberts of Winnie, TX, 17 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, sisters; Patricia Manseill of Saucier, Melissa Whitaker of Greenville, Essie Creel of Glen Allen, Margaret Wilcutt of Belzoni, Brenda Manseill of Isola and Deedoll Wells of Isola. Visitation will be Wednesday October 9th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, with services Thursday October 10 at 11:00 A.M. At Stricklin-King with internment in Gooden Lake Cemetery in Humphreys County. Pallbearers will be Randall Manseill, Wayne Manseill, Skeeter Whitaker, Ricky Whitaker, Curtis Matlock, and Preston Whitaker.


Emily Eillen Bagley

Oct 10,2019

Emily Eillen Bagley, 85, of West Palm Beach, FL, passed away Friday October 4, 2019 at Merit River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. A Realtor she was of the Catholic Faith. Survivors include her husband of 29 years; Leroy Bagley, Jr., sons; Harold Daniel Sprague of Yazoo City, and Randy Sprague of Texas, daughters Debra Shutter of Coxsackie, NY, and Penny Tierney of Long Island, NY, 52 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild , and sisters; Doris Mergtonthaler of Coxsackie, NY and Iris Reed of West Palm Beach, FL Visitation will be Thursday October 10th starting at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City followed by a memorial service at 3:00 P.M.


Stanley Morton "Stan" Wilkinson

Oct 02,2019

Stanley Morton Wilkinson, Jr., 66, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday September 28, 2019 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Stan was an Employee of Peaster Tractor Co., and Mississippi Ag / Arkansas Ag for 32 years. Visitation will be at First Baptist Church in Yazoo City on Wednesday October 2nd from 9:30 A.M. Until 11:30 A.M. With services to follow at 11:30A.M.. Bro. Jeff Dixon will officiate. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is handling arrangements. A Baptist, Stan is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy Harthcock Wilkinson, daughter; Stacy Atkinson (Jay) of Madison, son; Trey Wilkinson (Kim) of Yazoo City, sisters; Lesley (Ralph) Smith of Raleigh, IL, and Kathy (Ricky) Pettigrew of Yazoo City, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews who all loved their “Papaw” and “Uncle Stan”. He was preceded in death by his parents; Stanley M. Wilkinson and Janet Harris Wilkinson and a sister; Carol Ann Wilkinson Rhodes. In Lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS or The American Cancer Society.


Martha Faye Ertle

Sep 29,2019

Martha Faye Ertle, 68, passed away peacefully in her home September 26,2019 surrounded by her beloved family. Funeral services will be Sunday September 29th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 1:30 P.M. until the 3:00 P.M. service. Internment will follow in The Ertle Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev. Ed McDaniel will officiate. Mrs. Ertle was an amazing artist with unlimited talents. She was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Mrs. Ertle cared for her family and friends deeply. She was an unselfish and giving person who will be missed by those who loved her. Mrs. Ertle was preceded in death by her father Herman Hamilton Hilderbrand and a sister Kathy Guyton.  Mrs. Ertle is survived by her loving husband Charles William Ertle, her two Children Angelia Rozier (Mike) and Chuck Ertle. Her four grandchildren Brittany Poole (Tyler) Braeden Eldridge (Whitney) Joseph Ertle and Laura Beth Ertle. Her great-grandson Paxton Poole. Also survived by her mother Martha Hilderbrand, sister Gale Hilderbrand, brother Buddy Hilderbrand


Lura Hogue Lee

Sep 28,2019

Lura Hogue Lee, 82, of Florence formerly of Louise passed away at her residence Wednesday September 25, 2019. She was retired from BankPlus where she worked in Customer Service and was a member of First Baptist Church of Louise. Survivors include her daughter; Billie Jean Lee of Byram, son; William Kenneth (Stephanie) Lee, Jr. of Braxton, and brothers Louie Hogue of Glen Allen, and Cooper Hogue of Grand Bay, AL Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her husband; William Kenneth Lee, Sr. Services will be Saturday September 28th at Stricklin-King Funeral in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. service. Internment will follow in County Line Community Cemetery in Glen Allen. Rev. Major Hogue will officiate.


Marc Glisson "Bubba" McConnell

Sep 28,2019

Marc Glisson “Bubba” McConnell passed away Thursday, September 19 at Specialty Select hospital in Jackson Mississippi after a three-week illness. He was born April 27, 1962 to Billy and Jeanne McConnell in Yazoo City, Mississippi and was the youngest of four boys. He spent his life working in the oil field as a roughneck and working derricks where he acquired his husky voice that he was known for throughout his life. Bubba's best quality was helping people no matter the time, place, or circumstances. You always knew when he came into a room because of his voice and laugh. He spent the last few years fishing and spending time with his grandson BR. Bubba is preceded in death by his father Billy McConnell and brother Kevin McConnell. He is survived by his mother Jeanne McConnell, brothers Clay McConnell(Ramona)and Mike McConnell, son Jay McConnell, daughter Mindy Morgan(Bobby) and two grandchildren BR and Noah Morgan, nephews Will and Austin McConnell, nieces Candin Phillips, Lakken and Mackenzie McConnell. A memorial service will be held at Stricklin-King funeral home Saturday, September 28 at 11 AM with visitation starting at 10 AM.


Edward Kinnison, Jr.

Sep 21,2019

Edward Kinnison, Jr., age 75, passed away September 12, 2019 at Stone Crest Medical Center. He was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi where he lived most of his life before moving to Tennessee. Edward owned and operated Yazoo Kwik Stop and was a member of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Kinnison, Sr. and Margaret Tiebe Kinnison; and son, William Kinnison. He is survived by his wife, Judy Campbell Kinnison; daughter, Amanda Kinnison; and sister, Barbara (Russ) Carter. Visitation will be Saturday September 21st at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. with graveside services at 3:30 P.M. in Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery on Fugates Road in Yazoo County.


Raymond Leo Walker

Sep 19,2019

Raymond Leo Walker, 73, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Monday September 16, 2019. He was retired from Helena Chemical, a Veteran of The Mississippi National Guard, and of The Church of Christ Faith. Survivors include his wife Judy C. Walker, sons Ray (Connie) Walker of Bentonia and Michael Walker of Yazoo City, 4 grandchildren; Kyle, Brady, Hayden, and Luke, 4 great grandchildren, and brother W. E. Walker of Clinton. Visitation for Raymond Walker will be Thursday September 19th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home starting at 9:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Graveside service in Glenwood Cemetery.


Earnestine G. Winstead

Sep 17,2019

Earnestine G. Winstead, 73, of Inverness, passed away Saturday September 14, 2019 at The Greenwood Leflore Hospital. A homemaker she was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include ger sons; Grady Winstead of Hamburg, AR, Melvin Winstead of Horn Lake, & Richard Winstead of Inverness, daughter; Carolyn Lott of Maben, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and sisters Jewell Brown of Kosciusko, & Judy Hawkins of Avon. Services will be held Tuesday September 17th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Funeral service. Internment will follow in The Midway Baptist Cemetery on Eden Midway Road in Yazoo County.


Diane H. Crabtree

Sep 09,2019

Diane H. Crabtree, 70, of Yazoo City passed away Friday September 6, 2019. A Cosmetologist she was a member of Bentonia Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband; Lavelle Crabtree, daughter; Amy Cauthen of Pickens, grandchildren; Laramie Cauthen and Jacy Cauthen, sister; Myra “Dennie” Hopson of Bentonia, and a brother; James C. “Butch” Hopson of San Marcos, TX. Diane was preceded in death by; her parents; James A. & Myra Creel Hopson, and a sister; Alva Nell “Ivy” Hopson Services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation Sunday September 8th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. with funeral service Monday September 9th at 10:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Flora City Cemetery. Rev. Scotty Smith will officiate. Serving as Pallbearers are; Tommy Jackson, Shawn Echols, Anthony Edwards, Glen Allen Wigley, Jami Hopson, and Tim Singleton


James "Jimmy" R. Williams

Sep 07,2019

James R. “Jimmy” Williams, 53, of Bentonia died Sunday September 1, 2019. He was a Courier for Conduent, Inc., a member of Bentonia Baptist Church, and a U. S. Army Veteran. Survivors include his mother Elise Williams of Byram, daughters; Crystal (Zach) Williams of Houston, TX, and Courtney Williams of Bentonia, Grandson; Jayden Williams, granddaughter Reighlynn Williams, sisters Rhonda Hopper of Bentonia, & Kathy Smith of Madison, brothers; Roger Williams of Meridian & Greg Williams of Bentonia, sisters-in-law Patricia Porter of Yazoo City & Jerri Thompson of Madison, numerous other sisters & brothers-in-law, nieces, & nephews. Services will be Saturday September 7th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. funeral service. Rev, Michael Bird will officiate. Internment will follow in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery in Yazoo County.


Joseph "Joey" Leon Pettis

Sep 07,2019

Joseph "Joey" Leon Pettis, 33, of the Mechanicsburg Community in Yazoo County passed away Friday August 30, 2019. He worked in the Lawn Care Business and was member of Satartia Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Brinder Lakes of Benton, parents; James Lee & Angela Pettis of Mechanicsburg, mother; Crystal Lynn Miller of Kentwood, LA, brothers; James T. Pettis of Mechanicsburg, Jacob T. Pettis of Mendenhall, Andrew Wyatt Pettis of Mechanicsburg, Matthew L. Pettis of North Carolinia, Paternal Grandmother Thelma Louise Pettis of Mechanicsburg, maternal grandmothers Cheryl Surber of Minnesota & Evelyn Mann of Brandon, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, & uncles. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Saturday September 7th starting at 9:30 A.M. until the memorial service at 11:00 A.M. Rev. James Johnson will officiate.


George L. Saxton, Jr.

Sep 01,2019

George L Saxton, Jr a lifelong resident of the Midway community passed away on August 28, 2019. George was born February 10. 1935 to George and Ethel Saxton. George was employed as a wholesale salesman most of his life starting with Jackson Cigar and tobacco Cole Brothers and Fox and finishing his career.  at the Hackney Corporation. George loved his time on the road and the many friendships he developed throughout his many years on the job. George married Eula Campbell on August 25,1954. They raised three children; Steve, Jamie (Teressa) and Kelly. He is also survived by two granddaughters Lauren (Durand) Burdine and Sara Saxton. Two great grandchildren Michael and Maebry Burdine, one sister; Peggy Presnell of Houston Texas and a host of nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all friends and relatives for the thoughts prayers and food during this time. Services will be visitation at Midway United Methodist Church at1:30 in the afternoon on Sunday September 1 with funeral to follow at 3:00 P.M. Burial will be in the church cemetery  The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family request that you make donations to your favorite charity.


Billy Ray Pugh

Aug 31,2019

Billy Ray Pugh, 82, of Holly Bluff passed away Wednesday August 28, 2019 at Merit Region Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. A truck Driver for 44 years he was a U S Army Veteran, and of the baptist faith. Survivors include; his wife Ollie McKee Pugh, daughter; Susan Pugh Bates of Holly Bluff, grandchildren; Olivia Renee Salter and Robert Goodnight, grandson-in-law; James Salter, great grandchildren; Courtney Shay Hearst, Brittney Nicole Hearst, Hanna Elise Goodnight, and Katlyn Goodnight, and great great granddaughter Zoey Elise Hall. Services will be Saturday August 31th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Funeral Service. Serving as pallbearers are; Rachel Riley, Brent Langley, Jimmy Huff, Jimmy Page, Thomas Caruthers, and James Salter.


Norwood B King

Aug 28,2019

Norwood B. King, 94, died on August 25, 2019, in Meridian, MS. He will be remembered as a kind, Christian man and a great daddy. Mr. King was born on June 19, 1925 in Midway, MS to L.G. and Bell King. He grew up in the Midway and Benton, MS communities, graduating from Benton High School. He was a World War II army veteran, serving in Italy. In 1951, Mr. King married Anne Bowie King and they enjoyed 49 years as a devoted couple until her death. They had one daughter, Diane. Following a 45 year career as a lab technician with the Miss. Highway Department until his retirement, he was employed by Williams, Clark, and Morrison. Mr. King was an active member of Benton United Methodist Church, serving in several leadership positions. He lived in Benton until 2004, when he moved to Meridian, MS to be near his daughter. In Meridian, he was a member of Druid Hills United Methodist Church. Mr. King loved gardening and playing bridge and dominoes. His friends can attest to the fact that he especially enjoyed winning. Mr. King was preceded in death by his wife and survived by his daughter, Diane King of Meridian, MS, his sister, Ida Louise Kent (Wes) of Brookhaven, MS, several nieces and nephews, many friends, and his very special pet, Polly. His family wishes to express their appreciation to his long-time caregivers Darron, Cedric, Lawrence, and George . Arrangements are with Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS. Services will be held at 10:00 on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Midway United Methodist Church in Midway (6325 Hwy.433 N., Benton, MS). Burial will follow in the church cemetery beside his beloved wife, Anne.


Jimmie "Ed" Edward Williams

Aug 28,2019

Jimmie “Ed” Edward Williams, 95, of Kosciusko passed away Tuesday August 27, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson. A member of New Hope Methodist Church he was the owner of Kosciusko Auto Parts, and a U S Army Veteran of World War II. Survivors include; his daughter; Nina ( Don) Campbell of Kosciusko, son Jimmie Owen Williams of Melno, FL, 2 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, sisters; Doris Mott of Bessemer, AL and Elizabeth Owens of Brandon, MS. Ed was preceded in death by his wife; Janie Rodgers Williams, grandson R. Brian Campbell and daughter-in-law Vicky Williams. Graveside services will be Wednesday August 28th at 2:00 P.M. in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery in Yazoo County.


Eloise Fears Daniel

Aug 24,2019

Eloise Fears Daniel, 96, of Bentonia passed away at her residence Thursday August 22, 2019. A retired Teacher she was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughters Diane Daniel Wood of Madison, and Gail Daniel Wood of Bentonia, a son; Ray Neal Daniel, Jr. of Iuka, 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; Ray Neal Daniel, Jr, granddaughter Lyndall Gail Wood, and brother; Ralph Fears. Services will be Sunday August 24th at Mt Olivet United Methodist Church with visitation starting at 1:30 P.M. followed by services at 3:00 P.M. Rev. Tom Holford will officiate. Internment will follow in the Mt Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Daniels's nephews and grand nephews will serve as pallbearers.


Vivian Nerine Merkle

Aug 17,2019

Vivian Nerine Merkle, 99, of Gulfport, formerly of Yazoo City passed away Friday August 9, 2019 at Gulfport Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Yazoo City. Survivors include her sons; Merrell E. Merkle, Jr. of Ridgeland and Mark Merkle of Tuscumbia, AL, and a daughter; Nancy Chisholm of Gulfport, 6 Grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held in Glenwood Cemetery Saturday August 17th at 1:00 P.M. with Elder Bryan Chisholm officiating.


Henry Jernigan Williams, Jr.

Aug 17,2019

Henry Jernigan Williams, Jr, 83, passed away at his residence Tuesday August 13, 2019. Born April 5, 1936. He was a retired catfish farmer and fish broker. He was the owner of J & W Sales. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church in Yazoo City. Graduated from Fort Valley High School in Fort Valley, GA . He went on to graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1958 with a BS in Industrial Management where he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. While at GA Tech he was a clarinet player in the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band. He served in the Army National Guard. He is survived by his wife Nancy Dickerson Williams, daughter Vickie (Scott) Williams Snively of Sahuarita, AZ; son Henry (Lytresa) Williams III of Yazoo City, stepdaughter Paula Estess of Orlando, FL: three grandsons, Matthew Scott Snively of Tucson, AR; Kevin Williams Snively of Scottsdale, AZ, Henry Jernigan Williams IV of Yazoo City, MS; a sister Jerredean (Bobby) Williams Pate of Byron GA, his beloved poodle BUZZ and a nephew and niece of Byron, GA along with great nieces and nephews. Services will be Saturday August 17 at First Presbyterian Church, visitation 9:30 until the 11:00 A.M. Funeral service with Charlie Wingard officiating. Graveside services with be Wednesday August 21st at 11:00 A.M. at Byron Cemetery in Byron, GA with Rev. Zeek Delanfuente officating. Serving as pallbearers are; Matt Snively, Kevin Snively, Jernigan Williams, IV, John Walker Bass, Ferrell Bass, and Kyle Forbes. Honorary Pallbearers are; Michael Erickson, Roger McGrath, Butch Smith, Sam Smith, William Carroll, John Simmons, Gary Walker, and Don Brown.


Tommy Ray Harper

Aug 13,2019

One of the secrets to life that people in Mississippi have perfected, is the gift to bring “home” with us wherever we go. If there was ever an individual who embodied this gift, it was Tommy Harper. Tommy Ray Harper was born August 21, 1955 in Isola, MS the second son of Emory David and Annie Inez Lovett Harper. Preceded in death by his oldest brother, Emory David Harper, Jr., he is survived by his youngest brother, Paul Lovett Harper. Perhaps is it was some kind of internal middle child wiring that helped Tommy to develop the personality that drew all people to him. Wherever he was, he created “home.” Whether it was watching ESPN with his cowbell app at the nurses station, or organizing an impromptu storytelling session in the hallways of a hospital during a black out; this kind, gentle, and humble soul always created community. No matter where he went, Tommy made friends; and friends became family, and family become forever. He was even known to buy birthday and baby gifts for the clinic staff, just because he knew they were celebrating.Although typically quiet by nature, when it came to hunting, baseball or his family, Tommy would come alive. An avid outdoorsman, his love of nature not only led him to the woods, but also to his yard and the animals, both domestic and wild, that filled it. Never concerned with the inconveniences it may have caused for the humans in his life, he always made sure the birds and squirrels (as well as his beloved lab, Drake, and his constant recliner companion, Meely) were pampered. On July 18, 1975 Tommy married the love of his life, Donna Stanford Harper. Even though he was known for his meticulous details when it came to organization and cleaning, over the next 44 years no one ever doubted that Donna called the shots. She brought not only love and joy and companionship to his life, but as his health declined, Donna became for him a constant source of safety and strength .On August 27, 1980, the Harper line continued with the birth of his son Thomas Jayson Harper. It was in Jayson that Tommy got a second chance to relive and pass down his love of nature and hunting, but also his ethic of hard work and commitment, as well as his love for sports, especially baseball. It is his same legacy of generosity and kindness that Tommy saw proudly inherited by his son, and shown in his marriage to Anna and the birth of their children Britton Thomas and Ruby Elizabeth. Tommy flourished as a father, but be gloried in the role of Poppa T. But it was on July 8, 1986 that Tommy, lost his heart a second time with the birth of his daughter Kimberly. With her daddy’s fair hair and her momma’s spirit; Kim took control of everyone’s life with her first breath, and Tommy adored her. Someone once said the secret to fathering girls is to raise them in such a way that one day makes some young man miserable. While her husband Jason Kerr might object to the misery part, Tommy’s little indeed became the strong woman who not only knew and valued herself, but whose tender heart guides her still. With the birth of her son, John Harper Kerr, Poppa T became even more filled with happiness, if that was even possible. A 40+ year veteran of MS Chemical, Tommy was known throughout the community for his big heart and his willingness to serve and help in any way possible. If there was ever a greater testament to this man it was these words by his wife, Donna, as she remembered him. “Tommy is at least healthy and whole and able to serve others as he would want.” Tommy’s greatest legacy to all who knew and loved him was truly his servant’s heart. Services will be Tuesday August 13 at First Baptist Church with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. until the 11:00 A. M. service. Interment will follow in The Cemetery of Center Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. Clint Ritchey officiating. In Lieu of flowers the family request memorials to Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital.


Laverne Childs Kirk

Aug 03,2019

Laverne Childs Kirk, 85, of Yazoo County, passed away Monday July 29, 2019 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. A Registered Nurse she had been employed at King's Daughters Hospital and The Yazoo County Health Department for 34 years. Survivors include her daughter; Cathy Rhea Collins, son; Kevin Randall Kirk, grandson; Jon Corey Kirk, sister; Kathryn Farrer, all of Yazoo City, and a nephew Christopher Farrer of Redwood. Mrs. Kirk was preceded in death by; her husband; Charles Rhea Kirk, brother; Lawson Odell Childs, and her parents; E.G. & Margaret Coulter Childs. Services will be Saturday August 3rd with visitation starting at 11:00 A.M. At Concord Baptist Church until the 12:00 P.M. Graveside services in Concord Cemetery. Rev. Lester Cowart and Dr. Barry Ward will officiate. Pallbearers are; Jerry Dunn, Lamar Chisolm, Jimmy Douglas, Henry Kirk, Corey Collins, Colby Davis, and Michael Bates.


Jesse E. Cerda

Aug 03,2019

Jesse M. Cerda, 86, of Yazoo died Wednesday, July 31 in Jackson. Services will be held Saturday, August 3 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with Visitation from 2:00-3:00 and funeral following. Burial will follow at Liverpool Cemetery. He retired from Illinois Central Railroad with 28 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching Atlanta Braves baseball, riding his golf cart, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reyes and Lupe Cerda and one brother, Reyes M. Cerda. He is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Pearl E. Williams; children, Jesse (Celia) Cerda, Diana (Ray) House, and Stacye (Wayne) Allen, Jr.; grandchildren, Brett (Ashley) Cerda, Kaley (Jeffery, Jr.) Carpenter, Bree Weiand, Russ Allen, Dent Allen, Allie House, and Trent House; great-grandchildren Lizzy Carpenter, Ellie Kate Carpenter, Jaden Cerda, Millie Cerda, Jax Weiand, and Wells Weiand. Pallbearers will be Brett Cerda, Jeffery Carpenter, Russ Allen, Dent Allen, Trent House, and Danny Williams. Honorary Pallbearers will be Speedy Clark, Daryl Jackson, Chase Clark, and Bryce Ketchum.


Otis Christopher " Chris Addison, Jr.

Jul 29,2019

Otis Christopher “Chris” Addison, Jr., 70, of Satartia passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, at his home. Addison grew up in Benton and was a long-time employee of Mississippi Chemical Corp. In recent years, he enjoyed carpentry. He was also a member of the Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Addison, and his sister, Betty Claire Sibley. He is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Jon Addison, Wendy Thrash; and brother, Danny Addison, as well as five grandchildren, Alyssa Addison, Lane Addison, Casey Addison, Layton Thrash, and Brendle Thrash. Visitation will be held Monday, July 29, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. at Bentonia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 30, at his home for family and close friends.


Mabel Jordan

Jul 27,2019

Mabel Harris Norman Jordan was born on May 23, 1926, in Yazoo City, MS. She was the daughter of Thomas Harvey Norman and Juanita Arlette Harris Norman. She died at home on July 23, 2019 at age 93 with family by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers and sisters, Thomas H. Norman, Jr., Billy Ross Norman, Major Norman and Fred Norman, Ida Ross Norman Ashburn, Kathleen Norman Patrick and Neetsie Norman Erickson. She was also preceded in death by three children, Charles Adrian Jordan, Jr., Susan Marie Jordan, Marie Jordan Pepper and two grandchildren, Liza Jordan Vaughn and Justin Waites DuBois. She is survived by her husband of 74 years, Charles Adrian Jordan, Sr., one sister, Rosamund Norman Humphreys, two sisters-in-law Myrtis Norman and Katherine Killebrew Jordan all of Yazoo City, MS, daughter-in-law Jane Power Jordan of Atlanta, GA and six children, Thomas William Jordan (Linda) of Brandon, MS, Kathleen Jordan Dixon (Jimmy) of Carter, MS, Neetsie Jordan Hutchens (Zack) of Centerville, TN, Edward Thomas Jordan, III (Beth) of Carter, MS, Margaret Jordan DuBois Love (Keaton) of Hattiesburg, MS, and Joseph Patrick Jordan of Ridgeland, MS. Mabel graduated from Yazoo City High School and attended Belhaven College. She was a homemaker and is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle arrangements and there will be a Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 9:00-ll:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City, MS, or to the charity of your choice. Special thanks to Renee Ward and the many sitters she provided in recent months, along with Shelia Jackson for her care of many years.


Penny Jsckson

Jul 22,2019

Penelope S. Jackson, 77, of Yazoo City passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Martha Coker Green Houses. Mrs. Jackson was a member of First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City.She was a longtime emergency room nurse at King's Daughters Hospital and Martha Coker. She attended Millsaps College. She was also a longtime member of The DAR. Mrs Jackson also helped start the Manna House in the community that has been a blessing to so many. She was a volunteer at Martha Coker and First Methodist. Mrs. Jackson was named Yazoo's Woman of the Year in 2018. Mrs. Jackson is survived by her son Christopher Jackson of Henderson, NV, daughter Virginia "Ginger" Jackson Hutchins (Keith), and grandson Jackson Joyner of Jackson, MS. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Jackson, and parents Henry Simmons and Willadyne Vaughan. There will be a visitation on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 10:30-12 at the First Methodist Church in Yazoo City.


Julian Eugene Wolfe

Jul 18,2019

Julian Eugene Wolfe, 64, of Vicksburg died Wednesday July 10, 2019 at Merit Health River Region Health Facility in Vicksburg. Survivors include his son Chad Wolfe, 3 grandchildren, sister Peggy Baker of Greenwood, and a brother; Pat Spencer of Delta, LA. Julian was preceded in death by a daughter Milah. Graveside services will be Thursday July 18th at Central Holmes Cemetery on Dover Road in Yazoo County.


Robert Daniel "Dano" Harrison

Jul 14,2019

Robert Daniel "Dano" Harrison, 57, of Yazoo City, MIssissippi went to be with the Lord on June 30, 2019 after having a Hemorrhagic Stroke. Dano is predeceased by his father Dr. Thomas Harrison and his oldest brother Tom Harrison both of Yazoo City. He is survived by his mother Frances Harrison of Yazoo City, his brother Dr. Micheal and Trish Harrison of Greenville, South Carolina, and fiance' and life partner of 15 years, Julie King Johnston and numerous nieces and nephews. He was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi on July 15, 1961. He was a graduate of Manchester Academy in 1979. He then attended Berkeley Music School in California where he worked a short time for Bill Graham Productions as a Roadie. He returned home in the early 80's where he continued his musical career spanning over 30 years playing Bass Guitar as a member of multiple bands: *The Johnny Crocker Band * The Tangents * The Bluz Boys * Eden Brent * Chris Gill and The Soul Shakers *Debbie Buie and The Yes Men * The Numbers *Chemistry * The Intangibles * Duff Dorrough and The Moon Beams * Chuck Lawson * Jamie Isonhood * Dreamer He also toured in Japan with Dorothy Moore and toured in Germany with George Sandifer. He played one show with an original Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroyd and The Bluz Boys Band. There will be no official Funeral Service. There will, however be a Celebration of Life on Sunday July 14. 2019 at 3:00 P.M. until in Yazoo City, Mississippi at The No Smoking Smoke House. The family would like to thank The Doctors, Nurses, and The Flight Crew of Baptist Medical Center - Yazoo. We would also like to thank The Doctors, Nurses, and Supporting staff at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. In Lieu of flowers, Dan wanted donations mad to Duff Dorrough Scholarship at Delta State University and other music programs that further music education in the lives of children.


Brother Jobe Ray Miller

Jul 13,2019

Brother Jobe Ray Miller, 88, of Yazoo City passed away Wednesday July 10, 2019 at Baptist Medical Center – Yazoo. A Minister he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. A native of Kussuth, MS he was a Baptist Minister. Currently he was preaching at Silver City Baptist Church in Humphreys County and had served at Athens Baptist Church in Monroe County, Rocky Springs Baptist Church in Yazoo County, Bartashi Baptist Church in Monroe County, Greenwood Springs Baptist Church in Monroe County, New Prospect Baptist Church, Edinburg, in Monroe County. Survivord include his wife Denise Miller of Yazoo City, daughters; Betsy ( Steve) Parish of Booneville, and Janice (Jason) Sisco of Florence, KY, 5 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and a brother Leroy Miller of Kussuth, MS. A memorial service was held at Southside Baptist Church in Aberdeen Saturday July 13th.


William Joseph "Will" Stonestreet

Jul 10,2019

William Joseph Stonestreet 24, of Yazoo City went to his heavenly home July 7, 2019. He was born September 20, 1994 in Flowood, MS. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Gene and Pat Stonestreet of Yazoo City, MS. He is lovingly remembered by his parents Billy and Patty Stonestreet, Sister Brittany Spell (Chase), nephew Gage Spell, niece Hadleigh Spell, maternal grandparents Joe and Sharon Gersbach as well as other family and friends. He attended Manchester Academy where he excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. He was currently employed at CF Industries where he worked as a pipefitter and welder. Will passed on his love of baseball by volunteering as a coach for 6 and 7-year-old CF Nitros. Will’s last days were spent coaching his boys in the All-Star tournament in Cleveland, MS. Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday July 10th beginning at 11:30am at First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City with the memorial service to follow at 1:00. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you consider donations to the Will Stonestreet Memorial Fund that has been set up at BankPlus. The family hopes that through this fund they can continue to support the kids Will coached so that his love of the game lives on through them. All proceeds will go to these boys and the league he loved.


Lester Eley Ingram

Jul 08,2019

Lester Eley Ingram, 83, went to be with the Lord, Friday, July 5, 2019. He was born on March 16, 1936 . Lester served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958. He was a retired farmer but continued his passion for farming in the cattle industry long after his “retirement”. Lester was blessed with a large and loving family. He married his wife of 63 years, Martha Brister Ingram, on February 25, 1956. Together they raised four daughters with patience and humility. They often took them on long family road trips. From the very beginning, they chose to dedicate their children to God and led them all to the Lord by the example they set. Mr. Ingram leaves behind his wife, Martha; his daughters Susan (Andy) May of Collinsville, Ellen (Mike) Davis of Benton, Lisa (Richard) Perry of Benton, and Mary Carol (Steve) Davis of Benton; ten grandchildren Rachel (Marc) Hearst, Carrie (Matt) Edgar, Daniel (Savanah) Perry, Laura (Daniel) Robinson, Patrick (Vivian) Davis, Brittany (Grant) Mayfield, Jordan (Kayla) Davis, Jonathan (Megan) Davis, Sara Grace Davis, and Andrew May; and fourteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Jeff (Dennie) Ingram and Edward Earl Ingram; brother-in-law Bob (Caren) Brister; sister-in-law Ann Beggiani; and a host of nieces and nephews. Lester was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Florence Eley Ingram; siblings Florence (Alton) Bennett, Ann (Fred) Guthrie, and Virginia (Max) Twiner; father-in-law Walter Mather Brister; mother-in-law Jeanette Arnold Brister; brothers-in-law Walt (Linda) Brister and H.N. Beggiani. Mr. Ingram was a member of Ellison United Methodist Church in Vaughan, MS. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. The funeral will be held at Ellison United Methodist Church on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11:00am. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Officiating the service will be Rev. Andy May, Rev. Jonathan Stokes, and Rev. Kenny McGill. Serving as Pallbearers are Daniel Perry, Patrick Davis, Jordan Davis, Jonathan Davis, Andrew May, Matt Edgar, Marc Hearst, Grant Mayfield and Daniel Robinson. Memorials may be given to Ellison United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 36 Brown Road, Vaughan, MS 39179.


Clarence Melford "Poochie" Osborne

Jul 06,2019

Clarence Melford Osborne died July 3rd after a brief illness. He is now in the presence of his Heavenly Father, and members of his dearly departed family. Clarence was born to the late Clarence Roy and Vedell Adkins Osborne on November 26, 1940 in Marks, MS. He was the middle of three siblings, including older (Bonnie) and younger (Sylvia) sisters. He often told stories of his early life in Marks with his family. He enjoyed the typical activities of a young boy in the Mississippi Delta, during the post WWII era, including riding his bicycle and playing baseball. He was particularly fond of his memories of being a Boy Scout. Clarence moved, at age 12 with his family, to Bentonia and later attended Anding High School. He was a member of the football team as a receiver, which his 6’3”, 200 lb. frame made him well suited for this position. While at Anding, he met and later married Anne Murphy, also of Bentonia. They were married in 1961 and enjoyed a long and happy marriage until Anne’s death in 2015. Sometime during his early life in Bentonia, Clarence acquired the nickname “Poochie”. The source of this unique moniker has yet to be determined even though he inquired his friends relentlessly as who was the culprit, none would admit. Even though Clarence was not particularly fond of this name, he tolerated it since its use seemed to give those saying it much satisfaction and jest. Clarence attended Hinds Junior College and Mississippi State University with plans on becoming an engineer; however, he was torn between this dream and the significant need to help his father maintain the family business. Clarence returned home to become a partner in his father’s business which thrived for over 65 years. He and Anne raised two sons, James Randall (Randy) Osborne and Clarence Michael (Mike) Osborne in a very happy, and busy work environment centered around the family’s tire/service station/grocery business. Clarence assumed the family’s business, then along with his son Randy, continued its growth until Randy’s death in 2006. He continued with the business until his retirement in 2018. The store became an icon of the local community and Yazoo county. Clarence, and those associated with the business, became a source of assistance to many, and was always available to anyone in need of physical and often financial assistance. He will be truly missed by many. Clarence encountered innumerable people, both as customers and friends, over his lifetime and was friends with people of many walks of life. He had an exceptional ability to make associations and was known as the resident genealogist of the area. He could recall multiple generations of family relationships throughout the county, and was known for his quick, dry wit in addition to his congeniality. He was very gifted in mathematics and was well suited to pursue his engineering dream; however, family obligations prevailed, and he never regretted his decision. His mathematical abilities were passed to his sons and grandchildren who have since achieved success in medicine, aviation, engineering, and nursing. He was always proud of these accomplishments and was always supportive of their pursuit of these professions. He was loving, grateful, proud and optimistic until the end. Clarence is preceded in death by his parents Clarence Roy and Vedell Osborne, his wife Anne Murphy Osborne, son James Randall Osborne, and sister Sylvia Temple. He is survived by his son, Dr. Clarence Michael Osborne (Suzanne) of Madison, MS; sister, Bonnie J. Watkins (Stan) of Gulfport, MS. Clarence is also survived by six grandchildren: Brittney Tichenor (Justin) of Flora, MS; Brady Osborne (Beth) of Madison, MS; Charle Osborne (Jake) of Flora, MS; Carter Osborne (Anna Grace) of Clinton, MS; Will Osborne of Madison, MS; Logan Osborne of Madison, MS. Clarence is also survived by three great-grandchildren: Norah Tichenor, James Reid Tichenor, and Charlotte Beck. Services will be held Saturday July 6th at Bentonia Baptist with vis


Kenneth Lee "Kenny" Manor

Jul 05,2019

Kenneth Lee “Kenny” Manor, 57, of Yazoo City passed away Friday June 28, 2019 at his residence. Kenny was employed in construction. Saurvivors include his wife Kellye Lynn Manor, son; Victor Manor, brothers; Michael Manor of Memphis, Rusty Manor of Yazoo City and Robert Manor of Indianola, sisters; Darlene Beagrie of Yazoo City, and Margie Saxton of Yazoo City. A memorial service will be held Friday July 5th in The Chapel of Stricklin-king Funeral Home at 2:00 P.M.


Mary Elizabeth McGowan

Jul 05,2019

Mary Elizabeth "Dibbus" Luckett McGowan, age 95, of Yazoo City, passed away Saturday evening June 29, 2019. She was born September 3, 1923, in Yazoo City. A graduate of Canton High School, Dibbus served as the editor of the school’s newspaper. She exercised her love of and talent for writing throughout her life by composing gracious letters and notes, displaying her beautiful penmanship. Dibbus was married for 67 years to Daniel Patrick “Pat” McGowan, Jr., who preceded her in death in 2013. Together, they had five children, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Dibbus enjoyed holidays with her family, traveling including many international adventures, and sweets—anything sweet. She was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Parish in Yazoo City. She was preceded in death by her parents Erasmus Oliver and Catherine Cecelia (Sulm) Luckett; husband Daniel Patrick “Pat” McGowan, Jr.; daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Luckett McGowan Montgomery; brother William Oliver Luckett; and sisters, Jean Marie Luckett, Katherine Cobb Luckett Switzer, and Dorothy Luckett Dowdle. She is survived by four of her children: Daniel Patrick McGowan, III of Clinton; Marilyn McGowan Meigs (Frank) of Tallahassee, Fla.; Michael Oliver McGowan (Katherine) of Madison; Catherine McGowan Stumpff of Greensboro, N.C.; and her son-in-law Dr. Charles Montgomery of Tupelo. Other survivors include sisters, Ann Margaret Ray of Crystal Springs, Marian Louise Lion of Long Beach, and Mildred Josephine Carns of Champaign, Ill.; sister-in-law, Bobbie Nell Herrington McGowan of Columbia; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, July 5th. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment in the Glenwood Cemetery to follow. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials are to be sent to St. Mary's Church (P. O. Box 27, Yazoo City, MS 39194-0027) or your charity of choice


Howard A. Saxton

Jul 03,2019

Howard A. Saxton, 79, of The Free Run community in Yazoo County,passed away Saturday June 29, 2019 at The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. A veteran of The U.S. Navy, he had been employed in Maintenance at Mississippi Chemical Corporation and a member of First United Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife; Elizabeth Saxton, son; Thomas (Christy) Saxton of Canton, daughters; Tina (Curtis) Adams of Carthage, and Wendy Saxton of Yazoo City, 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, sister; Ila Ward of Benton, and a brother; John T. Saxton of Yazoo City. Howard was preceded in death by his parents; George David & Alma Jewell Hasty Saxton, brother; Dewey Saxton, and sisters; Ruthie Herrington, Ruby Ward, Mary Davis, and Carlee House. Services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation Tuesday July 2nd 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. with services Wednesday July 3rd at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Carl Lewis will officiate. Internment will follow in The Cemetery of Midway Baptist Church. Pallbearers are; Jerry Saxton, Gene Pigg, Charlie Pigg, John House, Blake Adams, Jonathon Adams, and Mark House.


Joan Fisher Moore

Jul 03,2019

Joan Fisher Moore, 80, of Vaughan, MS passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson, MS. Mrs. Moore, a homemaker, was a graduate of Lexington High School and studied secretarial science at Holmes Junior College in the late 1950s. In 1966, along with her husband, Curtis, she began collecting and restoring antiques in Franklinton, Louisiana. This hobby grew into a full time business in 1983 selling American Primitive antiques from Florida to Texas in various antique markets and shows. Mrs. Moore was a member of Ellison United Methodist Church in Vaughan, MS. Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Clarence Curtis Moore; mother, Jean Hale Fisher; and her brother, Bobby Frank Fisher, Sr. Survivors include daughters -- Judy Moore Allison (James) of Sarah, MS and Melody Moore Tannehill (David) of Birmingham, AL. Her twin sister, Jean Fisher Robinson of Petal, MS. Grandchildren -- Jon David Tannehill of Birmingham, AL; Kati Tannehill Campochiaro (Blake) of Oklahoma City, OK; and Sara Tannehill of Auburn, AL. Services will be held at Ellison United Methodist Church in Vaughan, MS under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home,Wednesday July 3rd, with visitation at 2:00 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Reverend Dave Schultz will officiate. Internment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are James Allison, Gary Golden, Hank Moore, David Tannehill, Jeffrey Tannehill and Jon David Tannehill. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorials be made to Methodist Children's Homes, P.O. Box 66, Clinton, MS 39060 or Ellison United Methodist Church (Cemetery Fund), 36 Brown Road, Vaughan, MS 39179.


Samuel Eric Girard

Jun 28,2019

Samuel Eric Girard, 32, of Bentonia passed away Sunday June 23, 2019 at his residence in the Dover community. He was an employee of Quality Tree Service and of the Baptist Faith. Eric is survived by his daughter; Addison Girard of Yazoo City, father; Samuel W. Girard of Bentonia, mother; Debbie Girard (Andy) of Ocean Springs, MS, sisters; Brandy Girard of Bentonia, and Jamie (Bryan) Pigg of Benton, brothers; William Tyer of Yazoo City, and Drew Hubka of Holdrede, NE, and grandmother; Wilma Williams of Bentonia. Eric was preceded in death by; his maternal grandfather; Rev. Roy Williams, Paternal grandfather Leroy Girard, paternal grandfather; Joseph Setzler, and paternal grandmother; Earline Setzler. Services will be held Friday June 28th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Funeral Service.


Danny Lee Duggan

Jun 27,2019

Danny Lee Duggan, 66, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A retired Baptist Minister he was also retired following 28 years of service to The Yazoo City Public Service Commission as The Electrical Supervisor. Survivors include his wife Diane Crosby Duggan, grandson; Trey Duggan of Memphis, and granddaughter Sarah Lynn Kirk of Yazoo City. Danny was preceded in death by his daughters; Tracy Duggan Kirk, and Sarah Denise Duggan,parents; Thomas l. and Evelyn Nesbit Duggan, and a brother Tommy Duggan. Services will be held Thursday June 27th at Parkview Church of God on Highway 16 East, Yazoo City with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M. until the 6:00 P.M. Memorial Service.


Jeanie Yvonne Thrash Hilderbrand

Jun 25,2019

Jeanie Yvonne Thrash Hilderbrand, 70 years old, of Bentonia, MS passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at St. Dominic Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Jeanie was born in Yazoo County, MS to Billy Caldwell and Phyllis Mildred Thrash. Jeanie was a compassionate, loving and caring person, who lived each day putting God above all else. She was a retired business owner and employee of 50 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Neal Thrash; nephew Justin Cain. Jeanie is survived by her husband of 48 years, JC Hilderbrand of Bentonia, MS, two sisters, Mona Thrash Cain and her husband Richard, and Sharon Thrash Johnson and her husband Ronnie, both of Flora, MS and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 9:30am until the service begins at 11:00am at Mt. Olivet Church in Bentonia, MS. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to: Hebron Church Building Fund. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements.


Dr. Jimmy Glynn Walker

Jun 22,2019

Dr. Jimmy Glynn Walker, 84, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Saturday, June 8, 2019. Born February 13, 1935 in Jackson, Mississippi to James Hugh Walker and Nona Rea Laird Walker. He was a graduate of Jackson's Central High School and an Honors Graduate of Mississippi College and The University of Tennessee Dental School. He was also a Veteran of The U S Army where he served in Alaska as a Dental Assistant prior to his admission to Dental School. Dr. Walker was married to the former Jerrie Bushnell on June 25, 1960, they moved to Yazoo City in 1965 following his graduation from Dental School. He practiced for 43 years. He was an active member of First Baptist Church where he serves as a Choir Member, Kindergarten Committee, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher,and Awana Listener. He was also involved in several mission trips in South and Central America. A member of The Lions and Jaycees, Dr. Walker is probably best known for his years of service on The Yazoo City School Board and in coaching church softball teams. Survivors include his wife; Jerrie Jewell Walker, daughters; Beverly Joyce Walker (Scott) Martin of Laurel, Malinda Jean Walker (Charles) Loflin of Montclair, NJ, and Nona Mildred Walker (Tim) Luke of Summitt, MO, sons; Calvin Curns (Karen) Walker Fairbanks, AK, and Steven Mark (Donna) Walker of Brandon, and brother; David Lynn Walker of San Antonio, TX., grandchildren; David Nathaniel Martin, Leah Joy Martin Rowlen, Suzannah Elaine Martin Demens, Caleb Scott Martin, James Walker Martin, Lydia Faith Martin, Stephen Paul Martin, Timothy Glynn Martin, Christopher Glynn Martin, Jonathan Alan Walker, Andrew William Walker, Daniel Curtis Walker, Kristen Lynn Walker Allen, David Mark Walker, Charles Connor Loflin, Morgan Gaelyn Loflin, Lauren Elisabeth Loflin, Jessica Nicole Luke, Joshuan Micah Luke, and great grandchildren; Lucy Anne Allen, Sophia Grace Brunk, Shiloh Claire Brunk, Aaron Bradley Demens, Micah James Demens. Graveside Services were held Sunday June 9th in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Yazoo City Saturday June 22nd at 1:00 P.M. The family will receive friends at the church following the services.


Robert Leo Vinson

Jun 22,2019

Robert Leo Vinson, 75, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday June 18, 2019 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Retired as a Fish Farm Manager, he was a United States Marine veteran of The Vietnam War and of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; Patricia Vinson, daughter; Stephanie Willingham, son; Robert Lee Vinson, grandson; Jay Willingham, granddaughter; Anna Rose Willingham all of Yazoo City, and sisters; Ada Redding of Lucedale,and Nellie (Gerald) Johnson of Belzoni. Services will be Saturday June 22nd at St. John's United Methodist Church with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service. Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Internment will follow in Gooden Lake Cemetery in Humphreys County with Masonic and Military Rites. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


James Corbin "Jimmy" Warren

Jun 21,2019

James Corbin “Jimmy” Warren, 60, of Louise passed away Tuesday June 18, 2019 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. An Auto Body Technician he was a member of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City. Survivors include his wife Kathy Warren, daughters; Misty Warren of Pearl, Jamie Robinson of Yazoo City, and Marion Kirk of Yazoo City, sons; Devon Shurden of Houston, TX, and Dalton Shurden of Louise, 9 grandchildren, sisters; Linda Wilkinson and Sharon Jackson, mother; Genevieve Tarver, brothers; Ronnie Warren, Doug Tarver, Gene Tarver, and Dan Tarver all of Yazoo City.. Jimmy was preceded in death by father; Ronnie Day Warren and brothers; Donnie Ray Warren and Kenneth David Warren. Services will be held Friday June 21st at Parkview Church of God with visitation beginning at 12:30 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. service. Rev. Ken Lynch will officate. Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery on Dover Road in Yazoo County. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the services


Hugh Albert McGraw

Jun 21,2019

Hugh Albert McGraw passed away June 19, 2019 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. Hugh was born March 4, 1967 to Hugh Ray and Nancy McGraw. He loved to hunt and fish, spending time with his family and friends was one of his favorite pass times. He loved to cook and was great at it! Hugh was retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation where he served for 29 years as a Road Worker and in his later years was a Supervisor over District Maintenance. Hugh was of the Baptist Faith and a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; Sabrina Malone McGraw, son; Paul Ray McGraw, furbabies; Pickles, Cash, Riley, Paige, Snowball, and Clyde, sisters; Tina (Gerald) Creel, and Donna (Louis) Luby, nieces and nephews; Jordan Creel, Jarrad (Audrey) Creel, Jace (Leslie) Creel, Megan (Jason) McGlawn, Kaley (Josh) Carpenter, 8 great nieces and 3 great nephews, many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends... Hugh was preceded in death by his mother and father; Nancy and Hugh Ray McGraw and his beloved furbabies; Lou-Lou, Poot, and Quigley. Services for Hugh will be Friday June 21, 2019 at Midway Baptist Church in Benton with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until The graveside services at 11:00 A.M. In the church cemetery. Services will be officiated by Rev. Jessie Byrd. Serving as pallbearers are Jarrad Creel, Jace Creel, Josh Carpenter, Jason McGlawn, Tristian Trott, and Aubrey Walker. Serving as honorary pall bearers are Daniel Burrough, Thomas Ray Hilderbrand, Clarence Shelton, Don McGraw, Studio Nelson, Gene Milwood, and Barry Berteau. The services are being entrusted to Stricklin-King Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Blair E. Batson Children s Hospital, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, The Mississippi Animal Rescue League, or CARA.


Mable Hennis Strickland

Jun 14,2019

Mable Hennis Strickland, 87, of Raymond, formerly of Yazoo City, passed away on June 10, 2019. One of six children, she was born on January 2, 1932 in Yazoo County to Burl David Hennis and Willie Elizabeth Covey Hennis. She graduated from Bentonia High School and is a retired business owner of Strickland Pallet Company. Mable was a long-time member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Fletcher Strickland, Sr., daughter, Teressa Elizabeth Strickland Melton, brother Burl David Hennis, Jr., and sisters Bertha Sanders, Edith Crawford, and Peggy Saxton. Survivors include her son, Sammy Strickland (Jerri) of Madison, grandchildren: Brooke Ketchum (Will) of West Point, Brittany Rodgers (Billy) of Belzoni, Fletcher Strickland, Will Strickland, Hayden Strickland, and Maggie Strickland, all of Madison; great grandchildren Roe Ketchum, Rhett Ketchum, Reese Ketchum and Rip Ketchum of West Point and Rainer Ledbetter, Milla Ledbetter and Russ Rodgers of Belzoni; her sister, Esther Hennis Warren of Yazoo City and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m., both at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Yazoo City. Interment will follow at Midway United Methodist Church in Benton, MS. Serving as pallbearers are Fletcher Strickland, Will Strickland, Hayden Strickland, Benny Melton, Tommy Guthrie and Tommie Saxton. The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Riggs Manor Retirement Community in Raymond and her physicians, Dr. William Williams and Dr. Sam Peeples of Premier Medical, who cared so lovingly for her.  


Erma Juanita Smith

Jun 13,2019

Erma Juanita Lehman Smith, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on June 9, 2019 surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church in Yazoo City, MS, on Thursday, June 13th from 10am – 11am. Services will immediately follow at 11am. Burial will be at Fletcher’s Chapel Church Cemetery in Yazoo County. Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City, MS, is handling arrangements. Juanita was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Born on September 12, 1928 in Carrollton, MS, Juanita graduated from Cruger High School as the Salutatorian of her class. On July 22, 1950, she married Robert D. “Bobby” Smith. Mrs. Smith, a homemaker, was a member of First Baptist Church of Yazoo City. She was also a member and past president of both the Lintonia Garden Club and the Yazoo Arts Association. Juanita was a talented artist, avid gardener, sewing enthusiast and loved to travel with family and friends. She will be remembered for her kindness, generous spirit and strong faith in God. Juanita was loved by all who knew her, and she will be greatly missed. Juanita was preceded in death by Bobby Smith, her husband of 63 years. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher C. Lehman; sister, Pauline Screws; and brothers, Willie David Lehman, Ray Lehman and Cecil Lehman. Juanita is survived by three daughters: Angela G. Smith of Yazoo City, MS; Marilyn S. Lamb of Madison, MS; and Linda L. Smith of Yazoo City, MS. She is also survived by three wonderful grandchildren, Sarah (Eddie) Carlisle of Madison, MS; Will (Kristi) Crisler of Clinton, MS; Jessica Lamb of Ridgeland, MS and by five precious great-grandchildren, Andrew Carlisle, Caroline Carlisle, Emma Carlisle, Braden Crisler and Kate Crisler. She is also survived by three siblings, Vernon (Dorothy) Lehman of Greenwood, MS; Naomi Davis of Memphis, TN; and Grace (Bill) Depoyster of Corinth, MS. The family wants to express their deepest gratitude to Baptist Hospice for their loving care and support in her final years. Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church, 328 Grand Avenue, Yazoo City, MS 39194.


Becky Hendrix Jones

Jun 13,2019

Becky Hendrix Jones, 58, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Saturday June 8, 2019. A homemaker she was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter Saless C. Jones of Columbus, MS, mother; Helen Hendrix of Yazoo City, and brother; Thomas Hendrix of Yazoo City. Becky was preceded in death by her husband; Baynon E. Jones, III, father; Joseph “Cham” Hendrix, Sr. and her brother; Joseph C. Hendrix, Jr. Services will be Thursday June 13th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. with services following at 2:00 P.M. Officiating will be Rev. Lauren Porter. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Tony Martin, Tommy Coleman, Scott Miller, Jay Winstead, and Patrick Hendrix.


John B. Copeland

Jun 10,2019

John Bishop Copeland, Jr.,93, of Yazoo City died at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Wednesday June 5, 2019. An Agent with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company he was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his sisters; Lucy Lovertich & Wilma Walsh both of Brandon, and Patsy Grantham of Braxton, and brothers; Jack (Edna) Copeland of Westminster, CA, Fred (Evelyn) Copeland of Braxton, & Col. Joe (Aldina) Copeland of Colorado Springs, CO. John was preceded in death by; his wife; Mary Copeland and brother Billy Copeland. In World War II John served in the U S Navy on The USS Haywood, he also served Yazoo County as a Deputy Sheriff, and at one time operated a Southland Oil Station. Services will be Monday June 10th at First United Methodist Church with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. followed by services at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Bill Poole officiating. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are; Trey Lovertich, Brian Lovertich, Craig Lovertich, Ricky Lovertich, David Walch and Jimmy Ward.


Lois W. Pierce

Jun 06,2019

Louis W. Pierce, 86, of Benton, died Tuesday June 10, 2019 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was a retired Supervisor at Henson-Kippernick in Lexington and a member of Crossroads Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter; Glenda Fisher of Vaughan, son; Chris (Beverly) Pierce of Benton, 8 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, brothers; William Wilkinson of Brooks, GA, Charles Wilkinson of Nashville, GA, Kenneth Wilkinson of Starkville, and Carlton Wilkinson of Yazoo City, and sisters; Frances McCord of Columbia, SC and Nancy Wilson of Terry. Mrs. Pierce was preceded in death by her husband; Calvin Pierce, sons Ricky & Eric Pierce, sister; Peggy Walker, and son-in-law; Tommy Fisher. Services will be Thursday June 6th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 12:00 Noon until the 2:00 P.M. service. Internment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery on Eden-Midway Road in Yazoo County. Serving as pallbearers are her grandsons and great grandsons; Jay Nesbit, Ricky Evans, Joe Mangino, Skipper Pierce, Matt Pierce, Griff Nesbit, and Jacob Mangino. Honorary pallbearers are; Zack Nesbit, Jared Mangino, and Trey Winstead.


Willie Mae Edmonds

Jun 05,2019

Willie Mae Edmonds, 82, of Benton, died at her son's residence in Yazoo County Saturday June 1, 2019. She was a Cook with Clancy's Restaurant and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Survivors include her son Charlie (Margaret) Edmonds of Yazoo City, granddaughters; Patty Pugh of Yazoo City and Amanda Manseill of Greenville, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and a sister; Lenora Jenkins of Homestead, OH. Willie Mae was preceded in death by grandson; Charlie Lamar Edmonds. Jr., granddaughter; Pamela Renee Edmonds, daughters; Alma Jan Edmonds, and; Sharon Ann Edmonds, husband Lamar Edmonds, and 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Memorial services will be held at Castle Chapel Methodist – Protestant Church. Wednesday June 5th at 11:00 A.M. Internment will be follow in Bethlehem Cemetery. Rev. Steven “Bubba” Carter will officiate


Gloria Elizabeth Garrison

Jun 05,2019

Gloria Elizabeth Garrison, 67, of Satartia died Saturday June 1, 2019 at The Merit Health River Region Hospital in Vicksburg. A Homemaker she was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her husband; Harold Garrison, daughters Shannon Smith of Satartia, and Tanya (Kendrick) Simmons of Benton, son Michael Wayne (Lucy) Garrison of Debary, FL, granddaughters; Rachel Henson, and Macy Leal, grandsons; Christopher Smith, Devin Leal, and Tyler Garrison, great grandchildren Jacob Henson and Atlas Henson, brothers; Donald Ray Ketchum of Yazoo City, Leon Ketchum of Nashville, TN, and Floyd Ketchum of San Antonia, TX, sisters; Barbara Faye Bailey, Linda Brooks both of Yazoo City, Peggy Hardy of Bentonia, Margie Duggan of Belzoni, Marie Harkins of Benton, and Betty Ketchum of Yazoo City. She was predeceased by a son; Marion Wayne Garrison,her parents;Leonard and Grace Guthrie Ketchum, 2 sisters and a brother. Visitation will be Tuesday June 4th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with service Wednesday June 5th at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home with internment in Glenwood Cemetery. Services will be officiated by Rev. Steven Howell.


Shelly R. Hicks

Jun 03,2019

Shelly R. Hicks, 55, of Yazoo City died at her residence Thursday May 30, 2019. A Homemaker she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband; Ricky Hicks, daughters; Lauren Hicks of Terry, and Sarah Hicks of Yazoo City, son Adam Hicks of Yazoo City, 3 grandchildren, sisters; Shunda Mathis of Bentonia, and Kimberly Ryan of Yazoo City, and a brother B.J. Ross of Utica. Shelly was preceded in death by her parents; James and Charlotte Ross, and a brother James Ross, Jr. Visitation will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Sunday June 2nd from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. and again Monday June 3rd beginning at 10:00 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. Service. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are; Adam Hicks, Thad Hicks, Steven Webb. B. J. Ross, Tommy Norman, and Timmy Norman.


Mary Frances King

May 31,2019

Mary Frances King, 83, of Benton died at her residence Sunday May 26,2019, She was a homemaker and a member of The First United Pentecostal Church in Yazoo City. Survivors include her daughters; Elizabeth Saxton of Yazoo City, Dianne Miller of Benton, Kathy Arender of Yazoo City, Sandra Carter of Pride, LA, and Brenda Packard of Benton, along with 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Friday may 31st starting at 9:30 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. Funeral Service. Internment will follow at The Pharrell Family Cemetery on Stubblefield Road in Yazoo County. Rev. Carl Lewis will officiate. Pallbearers are; Thomas Saxton, Tristan Patterson, Travis Hasty, Michael Cirtney, jr., Phillip Arender, Mark House, and Steven Medici.


Jesse Francis Moore

May 20,2019

Jesse Francis Moore, a 78 year old retired farmer and rural mail carrier of Vaughan, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. Funeral services were Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 at Ellison Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Jesse was born in Vaughan to Clarence and Annie Moore on April 10, 1941. He went to school at Benton High School and was a member of the Class of 1959. He served his country in the United States Navy. On August 25, 1964, he married his wife of 55 years, Helen Hancock Moore and they raised two sons. He was a lifelong member of Ellison United Methodist Church. Jesse was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Annie Moore and brother Curtis Moore. He was joined in death by his brother Jim Moore who passed away minutes following Jesse’s death. Jesse is survived by his wife, Helen Hancock Moore; children, Lt. Col. Jesse Francis Moore, Jr (Julie) and Hank Moore (Melissa); grandchildren Blake Moore, Dylan Moore, and Kenzie Moore; and brother, John Dixon Moore. Pallbearers were Blake Moore, Dylan Moore, Jody Collins, Chris Pepper, Mike Sparks, and Gary Stewart. Memorials may be given to Ellison Methodist Church Cemetery Fund. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Continue Care Home Health, Dr. Hugh Moore, Jackson Oncology, The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Baptist Hospice, as well as friends and church members for all the love and support shown during Jesse’s illness.


Joseph Harris "Bill" Sills

May 17,2019

Joseph Harris “Bill” Sills entered his eternal rest on May 14, 2019 surrounded by his family. Bill was born December 11th, 1932 at Silver Creek, Mississippi, to Charles B. Sills and Mildred Thompson Sills. He was a decorated Army combat veteran who served in the Korean War, then retired after 20 years of service. After the military, Bill worked for Xerox Corporation and retired again after 16 years. Afterwards, Bill lived in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he worked for a time with Yazoo Motors, and served as a manager at the Yazoo Country Club where he enjoyed endless rounds of golf with his buddies. Bill is survived by his wife of 66 years, Martha Perry Sills, his son Larry Glen Sills (Terri), Sharon Sills Gilder (David), five grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. A graveside service will be held at Dover Cemetery in Bentonia, Mississippi, on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 1:00pm. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the arrangements.


Lucy L. Ellzey

May 14,2019

Lucy L. Ellzey, 63, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Yazoo City. Mrs Ellzey is survived by her brother Mike Ellzey of Yazoo City, sisters; Virginia Rogers of Yazoo City, Emma May of Sumrall, and Rosemary Ellzey of Yazoo City. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Dorothy Ellzey. Funeral services will be a graveside service Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Glenwood Cemetery at 2:00.


David Windsor Summerlin

May 12,2019

David Windsor Summerlin, 76, of Benton, Miss. passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from a lengthy battle with cancer. A celebration of life service will be held at Benton Methodist Church, Benton Miss. Sunday, May 12, from 2:00 until the services at 3:00 P.M.. Brother Jonathan Stokes will be officiating. Burial will follow at Midway Methodist Cemetery, Benton Miss. David was born April 26, 1943 in Pickens, Miss. to James and Vuna Summerlin. He attended school in Goodman and was married to Shirley Pritchard for 53 years before her passing in 2017. David retired from Mississippi Chemical Corporation after 35 years of service. He was an outdoorsman with a love for music and his Martin guitar. His finger style guitar picking was a gift for all to hear. David is survived by his two children, Mike (Melissa Davis) Summerlin of Dahlonega, Ga., Andrea (Jay) Wilson of Benton, Miss.; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, his brother Rayford Summerlin of Tupelo, Miss and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Vuna Summerlin, his brother Jimmy Summerlin and his beloved wife Shirley Summerlin (Pritchard).


H. Travis Leach

May 10,2019

H. Travis Leach, 80, of Canton died Tuesday May 7, 2019 at Merit Health Madison. Travis had been a Factory Representative for Subaru, Service Manager for Bill Watson Ford, A Real Estate Owner and Manger. He was also a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Survivors include his wife of whom he was devoted to for 36 years; Glenda Leach, son; Carlos Leach, daughter; Bianco Vanoen Berg both of Holland, and Michelle Ross Of Brandon, step-son; James Johnston of Jackson, Step-daughter Brenda Winfield of Byram, 6 grandchildren, niece; Janet LaFloy, and nephew Randy LaFloy. Travis was preceded in death by his parents; Herschel & Viola Leach, and brothers; William Carroll Leach & Charles Leach. Services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Friday May 10th with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. and continuing until the 2:00 P.M. Service. Rev. Barry Pounds will officiate. Travis was a friend to all who knew him.


Macel Gary Simmons

May 04,2019

Macel Gary Simmons, born in Yazoo City on February 22, 1929, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 with her family by her side. She was 90 years old. After graduating from Bentonia High School she went on to attend cosmetology school and worked briefly in Louise where she met her husband, Harry Daniel “Red” Simmons, Sr. They married in 1947. Known to most as “Bunks”, she was a fixture in the Yazoo community. Over the years she operated several local businesses including The Donut Shop, Simmons Bakery and Catering, Brown’s on Canal, and Four Points, a restaurant that became a renowned local landmark. During this time every birthday cake, wedding cake, or wedding that was catered in Yazoo City was most likely prepared by her. Her petit fours and sugar cookies are legendary. While always involved in agriculture, in 1978 the Simmons family ventured into catfish farming, where she worked along side her husband and son to develop what is now Simmons Farm Raised Catfish. Macel was involved from the ground up where she was tasked with one of the most important jobs in the operation as the person responsible for the flavor testing. She performed many other duties both on the farm and at Four Points well into her seventies. Her dedication, unparalleled work-ethic and drive were what made everything click and is what the company culture is built on today. Later in life she served on the board of Kings Daughters Hospital, and was very involved with First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City, and numerous other community organizations. Mrs. Simmons was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Daniel “Red” Simmons, Sr., and her parents, Edward Elliott and Annie Kealofer Gary, all of Yazoo City. She is survived by son, Harry Daniel Simmons, Jr. (Shirley) of Yazoo City; daughter, Susie Simmons Bradshaw of Yazoo City; granddaughter Patty Bradshaw Collins (Jody); grandson, Dan Bradshaw, Jr. (Melissa) of Yazoo City; granddaughter, Emily Simmons of Jackson; and granddaughter, Katy Simmons Prosser (Andy) of Madison; and 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Services for “Bunks” will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City. There will be a visitation starting at 9:30 also at the church prior to the service. The family request memorials be made to First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Charles Jesse ( Mac) McMurry

Apr 29,2019

Charles Jesse (Mac) McMurry was born in Columbia, Mississippi on February 10, 1941. He was called to Heaven on April 26, 2019 while surrounded by his loved ones in his home. Mac was 78 years of age. He was Happily married to Rosella Stevens for 33 years. Mac was preceded in death by his father Elroy McMurry, mother Lois McMurry, brother Jerry McMurry, son Robby Thompson, granddaughter Railey Thompson, and great grandson Isiah Lee. He is survived by his wife Rosella McMurry, children Billy McMurry (April McMurry) , Mark McMurry, Bubba Scroggins (Michelle Scroggins), and Gail Thompson. Grandchildren; Brandy Collins (Zach Collins), Hunter Scroggins (Anna Scroggins) Kati Dunn (Wilson Dunn) Taylor Scroggins, Norah Williams, Madelyn Williams, Lisa Lee (Joshua Lee) Austin McMurry, Hunter McMurry. Great grandchildren; Carson, Cash, & Patton Collins, Stella Dunn, Abigail Lee, Hannah Lee, Isaac Lee, along with soon to be great grandchild Emma Scroggins. And his beloved dog Little Bit. Mac will be greatly missed by his family and loved ones. I already miss him so much everyday. Everything we did we did together.- Rosella McMurry Services were held Sunday April 29th at Mt Olivet United Methodist Church under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


Delores S. Williams

Apr 23,2019

Delores S. Williams, 90, of Benton died Saturday April 20, 2019 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. A homemaker she was a member of Benton United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son; James E. Williams, Jr. of Benton daughters; Charlotte Williams of Benton,and Scarlette Williams Jordan of Bentonia, 4 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband James Earl Williams, Sr, 2 brothers & 2 sisters. Graveside services will be conducted at graveside Tuesday April 23rd in Hermanville Cemetery near Port Gibson under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City. Serving as pallbearers are Clifton Pierce, Ted Williams, Larry Frost, Ricky Williams, Marc Williams, and Fred Little.


James O. Moore

Apr 22,2019

James O. Moore, known as J.O. Or Buddy to his friends, passed away Thursday April 18, 2019 at his home in Yazoo City, MS. Buddy was born August 16, 1926 to Robert Henry Moore and Roberta Westcott Moore in Germania, (Yazoo County) MS. J.O. , a Mason and Shriner, retired from Mississippi Chemical Corporation after 31 years working as an Operator and Supervisor in The Ammonia Plant. Buddy was a World War II and Korean Veteran. He joined The Army Air Force at the age of 17 and had just completed Bombardier training as the war ended. He served his country again during the Korean War by joining The U. S. Navy Sea-bees. As a Sea-bee he served in various places in The Pacific, including time in Guam, Midway, Wake, and Kwajalein Islands. James is survived by his wife of 72 years, Mary Evelyn Ables Moore, a daughter; Fran (Bobby) Smith of Eupora, and a son Jim (Sandy) Moore of Yazoo City, four grandchildren; Dawn (Jim) Gaskin of Eupora, MS, Amanda (Alex) Buniag of Yigo, Guam, Jeff Denbrook of Dayton, Ohio, and Stephen (Mattie) Cheas of Panama City, Florida, and eight great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Fenton Moore, Marion Moore, Charles Moore and a sister Bessie Hunnicutt. Visitation will be Monday Aprill 22nd starting at 9:30 A.M. With services at 11:00 A.M. At Stricklin-king Funeral Home. Internment will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Pallbearers will be Jim Gaskin,Will Gaskin, Jordan Gaskin, Kobe Cox, Timmy Norman, and Tommy Norman. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Glyn Davis, Wiley Fisher, Ricky Holland, George Jeffcoat, Sonny Martin, and Wiley Saxton. A special thanks goes to the staff of The Butler House at Martha Coker Green House Homes, Baptist Hospice and caregivers at home.


Alice Irene Street

Apr 20,2019

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Alice Irene Fredrick Street, of Flora, Mississippi, passed away at the age of 95. Irene Street was born on January 1, 1924, in Benton, Mississippi to Lillie Elmore Fredrick and Rufus Willis Fredrick. She married David Lovest Street on January 3rd, 1943, and raised four children (Lynda Irene, Willis Benjamin, Robert Grady, and Marianne) in small community of Eden, Mississippi. In Eden, she was a Sunday School Teacher and faithful member of Eden Baptist Church for over 40 years. Irene was an athlete, a homemaker, a gardener, a writer, a baker, and wonderful mother and grandmother to her family. In 1994, Irene and her husband moved to Flora, Mississippi, and became members of the Flora Baptist Church. In Flora, she continued her faithful service and love for her church, her community, and her family. Her home welcomed anyone who needed a delicious meal, a cup of coffee, or a tea party. She was an example of unconditional love and the best grandmother to over 30 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, David Lovest Street, and an infant son, David Lovest Street, Jr. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Lynda (Robert) Breithaupt of Flora, Benny (Dawn) Street of Canton, Robert (Denice) Street of Brandon and Marianne Brackin of Flora; her sisters, Louise Villarossa (Dahlonega, Georgia), Patricia Street (Yazoo City, Mississippi) and Nell Little (Puckett, Mississippi) and numerous grandchildren. The funeral services for Alice Irene Street are schedule for April 20, 2019 at Flora Baptist Church in Flora, Mississippi. Visitation will begin at 12:30pm and the funeral service will begin at 2:00pm. Please join us as we celebrate her life during her favorite time of the year, Easter. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements.


Alvie L. Jenkins

Apr 17,2019

Alvie L. Jenkins, 93, of Ackerman formerly of Yazoo City, died Monday April 15, 2019 at Choctaw Nursing and Rehabilitation Center . A retired Educator with The Yazoo City School District he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Yazoo City. Survivors include his son; Lee Jenkins of Yazoo City, grandson; Chase Jenkins of Birmingham, Al, sister; Margie Watkins of Meridian, brother; Raymond Jenkins of Ackerman, and several nieces & nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday April 16th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Services are Wednesday April 17th at 11:00 A.M. With Rev. Kerry Burrough officiating. Graveside Services will be at 3:00 P.M. in Salem Cemetery in Choctaw County with Rev. Danny Irwin officiating. Pallbearers will be; George Smith, Kyle Lucus, Chase Jenkins, Tim Reed, Bryan Taylor, and Clay Taylor.


Roy J. Stricklin

Apr 16,2019

Roy Jennings Stricklin passed away peacefully at the age of 81 on April 13, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Mississippi. He was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, on January 28, 1938, to Avis Louise (Jennings) Stricklin and Herman Clifford Stricklin. Mr. Stricklin was a life-long Yazooan, where he farmed and was an avid outdoorsman. In 1959, he wed Josephine Anne (Luckett) Stricklin, with whom he had three children. Fondly known as "Opsy" by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he was a devoted grandfather who never missed a ballgame or special milestone. When he wasn't on the farm or with family, he could often be found hunting various wildlife or casting a fishing line. Mr. Stricklin is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Joanne; his two brothers, Thomas and Troy Stricklin; and his sister Louise Dixon; three children, Stephanie Goodman (Kenny); Joanna Swaim (Jason); and Jay Stricklin; grandchildren, Breanna Horton (Scott); Kenneth Goodman, Jr. (Haley); Savannah Tirey (Stuart); Laura Catherine Phillips (Brad); Daniel Goodman; Olivia Stricklin; Jared Stricklin; John Ross Swaim and Caroline Swaim; great-grandchildren Wells, Louise and Kate Horton; Anne Archer Goodman; Eleanor Jennings Tirey; Dalton and Devin Pigg. Services will be Tuesday April 16th with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Followed by graveside services at 11:00 A.M. In Glenwood Cemetery where his grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


Katie Sue Parker

Apr 15,2019

Sue Parker Katie Sue Myers Parker, 84, of Yazoo City, a Housewife and retired Bank Employee died at her residence Tuesday April 9, 2019, Services are Monday April 15th 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will start at 12:30 P.M. prior to the services. Burial will follow at Browning Hillcrest Cemetery in Goodman, MS Mrs. Parker was a member of First United Methodist Church. Throughout her life she was devoted to the care of her large family, She was preceded in death by her husband: Lige R. Parker and her sisters: Mrs. James H. “Faye” Stringer, Mrs. Dixie Tisdell, and Mable Sanders, and by her parents; Eric G. and Vera Myers. Survivors include her sister; Mrs. Ouida Ellington of Clinton, brothers; Craymon A. “Bill” Myers of Lampasses, TX, Eric G. Myers of Terry, and Dale Myers of Brandon. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P. O. 444, Yazoo City, MS 39194 or the Charity of your choice.


Linda Lee Carson

Apr 15,2019

Linda Lee Carson, 76, of Yazoo City died Wednesday April 10. 2019 at The Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Of the Baptist Faith she was a retired School Bus Driver. Survivors include her daughters: Christena Carson, Elizabeth Carson both of Yazoo City and Mary Ann Payan of Phoenix, AZ , son; Edgar Lee Carson, Jr of New Port, NC, 8 grandchildren and 11 Great grandchildren. Services will be Monday April 15th at Stricklin-King Funeral home with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service. Internment will follow in Ogden Cemetery with Rev. James Pettis officiating.


William C. "Red" Sharbrough

Apr 14,2019

William C. (Red) Sharbrough. Jr. fell asleep peacefully, and awoke in his Lord’s presence early in the morning of Saturday, March 30, 2019 at The Cottages Hospice in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Red was born on January 24, 1930 and was the Son of William C. and Velma Sharbrough. Senior. During his life, Red was a soldier, farmer, and postmaster in his hometown of Holly Bluff, MS. He was preceded on his journey by his wife of 52 years, Annie Lois (Che Che) Sharbrough; a son, Sam Sharbrough (wife, Linda (Lemon)); and a grandson, Sam Sharbrough, Jr. Red left his other son, William (Dana); four grandchildren, Matthew (Deborah), Geoffrey (Kelly), Kathryn (Jim Williams), and Fletcher (Emilie); as well as three great-grandchildren, Natalie Sharbrough, Shoal Sharbrough, and Cameron Williams to follow him on his journey. Red was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman, and shooter throughout his life. After graduating from Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, Red attended Mississippi State, and married Che Che Childress, the love of his life. He served in the Mississippi National Guard and was wounded during the Korean War, earning the Purple Heart and other commendations. He returned to Holly Bluff to run the family farm, and later followed his father as Postmaster in Holly Bluff. He was one of the founders of the Holly Bluff Water System and was always active in the Holly Bluff United Methodist Church. The funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 14, at the Chapel at Stricklin King Funeral home in Yazoo City, MS. The family will welcome guests at the Chapel at 1:00 pm, preceding the funeral. Burial will occur at Glenwood Cemetery. At the conclusion of services, the family will return to Holly Bluff United Methodist Church for an informal gathering. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Military Order of the Purple Heart 5413-A,B & C Backlick RD Springfield, VA 22151-3960 https://www.purpleheart.org/donate/ Or National Rifle Association of America 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 https://donate.nra.org/donate


Sadie Jean Hinkle

Apr 14,2019

Sadie Jean Hinkle passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2019. Jean was born December 11, 1943 to Harold and Minnie Mae Gress. She and her husband made their home in Yazoo City, Ms. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Jean was preceded in death by her parents and son, Manley Washington. She is survived by her husband, Bubba Hinkle, a sister, Pat Baggerly; sons Mark Hunt and Jerry Washington of Yazoo City and daughter, Kristi Creel (Clay) of Southaven, Ms. and Grandchildren Drew Hunt, Sadie Hunt, Allie Hunt, Zachary Hunt, Elise Clark, Blake Everett and Morgan Creel; as well as 4 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Sunday April 14th 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


Robert Berkley Simmons, III

Apr 13,2019

Robert Berkley Simmons, III, 66, of Bentonia died Wednesday April 10, 2019 in Canton. A Mail Carrier with the U. S. Postal Service he was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife; Karen W. Simmons, son; Jeremy (Calleigh) Simmons of Bentonia, daughter Bianca (Stan) Sullivan of Flora, 3 grandchildren; Tyler Sullivan, Anne Marie Sullivan, and Wilton Wyatt Simmons, a sister; Renee (Chet) Beaumont of Texas and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday April 12th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City 5:00 -7:00 P.M. with services Saturday April 13th at 11:00 A.M. At Midway United Methodist Church. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Kerry Burrough will officiate. Pallbearers are; Jeremy Simmons, Stan Sullivan, Tyler Sullivan, James Edwards, Les Waters, Glen Waters, Jr, Troy Parks, and John Edward Book, III


Gencie Pharr Hasty

Apr 11,2019

Gencie Pharr Hasty, 84, of Benton died Monday, April 8, 2019 peacefully, in the comfort of her home. Graveside services will be at 2pm Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Pharr Cemetery on Stubblefield Road in Yazoo County under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Gencie is survived by her six children, Dennis, Pamela, Travis, Kenneth, Angela, William and wife Angela; Eighteen grandchildren, Tonya, Jeffery, Lindsey, Timothy, Zach, Priscilla, Emily, Angelina, Justin, Joshua, Kristy, Amy, Crystal, Holly, Kaytlynn, Corey, Briston and Braxton; twenty great-grandchildren.


Josephine Claire Smith Mitchell

Apr 09,2019

Josephine Claire Smith Mitchell, 92, of Yazoo City passed away Friday April 5, 2019 at The Martha Coker Green House Homes . A Teacher she taught in the Indianola, Greenville, Marks, Sand Hill, Vaiden, MS ,New Mexico & Virginia School Systems, and a member of Concord Baptist Church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by her husband; James Calvin Mitchell, sisters; Eula Mae Smith (Carl) Ivey,and Fredene Smith (Perrin, Sr) Kirk and her parents Joseph & Eunice Smith. Services will be Graveside in Dover Cemetery in Yazoo County with visitation Tuesday April 9th starting at 10:30 A.M. Followed by an 11:00 A.M. Funeral service. Pallbearers are; Jimmy Douglas, Henry Kirk, Lamar Chisolm, Terrell Ledbetter, Hunter Ledbetter and Michael Bates. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers are; Bill Sills, Herbie Kirk, Dick Berry, and Jimmy Johnson. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Earline Saxton Davis

Apr 06,2019

Mrs. Earline Saxton Davis, 91, Died Thursday April 4, 2019 at Martha Coker Green House Homes. Visitation is Saturday April 6th at Midway Baptist Church beginning at 12:30 P.M. until the service at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Jessie Byrd officiating , burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Born February 27, 1928, she was one of eleven children born to John and Nellie Saxton. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughter; Pam Thrash of Midway, son Gordon Davis of Midway, and son Norman (Mary Emma) Davis of Benton, sisters; Billie Hood and Patsey (Thomas) Ward both of Midway. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Earline was preceded in death by her son Steve Davis. Serving as pallbearers are her grandsons; Casey Davis, Mitch Davis, Tony Davis, Clark Davis, Landon Davis, and Christopher Smithhart.


Emery Augustus Gregory, Jr.

Apr 05,2019

Emery Augustus Gregory, Jr. peacefully passed away in his home surrounded by loved ones on April 3, 2019. He is survived by his daughters – Debbie Hill Decker (Jack) of Yazoo City and Patti G. Purser of Ridgeland, her grandson Nicholas C. Hill (Kathie) and his two great-granddaughters Maggie and Mandy Hill of Gastonia, NC, He is preceded in death by his parents Emery A. Gregory, Sr and Nora Burgess Gregory, his siblings Ralph Gregory, Edward Earl Gregory, and Barbara Ann Smith. Emery was born in Rosedale, MS and graduated from Isola High School. Then he married the love of his life Merrian and raised their two daughters . Emery was employed a Mississippi Chemical Corporation where he retired after 44 years. He was also in the United States Army and the Army National Guard. Emery was a Master Mason at Yazoo Lodge No 42 and a longtime member of the Yazoo York Rite. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4302. He attended St. John’s United Methodist Church. He and his wife have traveled and enjoyed their retirement. He was a son, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great grandfather, and a friend who will be deeply missed by many. The family would like to send a special thanks to the sitters for all the love and care they provided. Visitation will be from 5pm – 7pm Thursday evening April 4th, funeral services will be Friday April 5th at Stricklin King Funeral Home at 11 am Friday, followed by grave side service in Glenwood Cemetery.


George Anderson Davis

Apr 05,2019

George Anderson Davis, 87, of Benton, Ms. went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 .  A lifelong resident of Yazoo County, he was born on January 31, 1932.  He had retired from Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association after 30 years of service. Mr. Davis was a faithful member of Midway Baptist Church where he served the Lord in many positions, including deacon, teacher, and song leader and was very active and respected in his community. He was known as being more of a quiet listener than a talker but people knew that when he did have something to say,  you listened because it was important. Mr. Davis was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend who loved God and led others by his example. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Claudine and his precious daughter, Vickie Steele, and his parents, 7 brothers and 3 sisters. His surviving family includes his daughters, Janet Ward (Glen) of Vicksburg, Jo Luby (Harvey) of Madison, and son, Mike Davis (Ellen) of Benton, 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 sisters, Geneva Hood and Marie Gordon of Benton.  Visitation will be held from 5 pm- 7pm Thursday 4/4/19 at Stricklin- King Funeral Home, Yazoo City and 1 pm-2pm Friday 4/5/19 at Midway Baptist Church, Midway/Eden Road. Services will follow at 2pm at the church.


Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Smith

Apr 03,2019

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Smith, 74, of Yazoo City passed awat Monday April 1, 2019 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A Licensed Practical Nurse ahe was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Survivirs include her husband of 51 years; Billy Smith, daughter Deedra Woods of Yazoo City, granddaughters Laura Stenstrom of Dallas, TX, and Kayla Woods of Yazoo City, grandsons; Elliot Stenstrom of Dallas, TX and Smith Woods of Yazoo City, brother Danny (Doris) Buchanan, sisters; Doris M. (Dwight) New, Judy (Bob) Bourger, Brenda (Duane) Charles, Jane (Kenny) Maness, and Sherry (Johnny) Mountain and 5 nephews and 4 nieces. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation Tuesday April 2nd 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday April 3rd at 3:00 P.M. Rev. Mitchell Smith will officiate. Internment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery on Eden Midway Rd in Yazoo County.


Danny Hassin

Apr 02,2019

Danny Andrew Hassin, age 68, of Flowood, MS, died March 28, 2019, from complications during surgery. He was born July 6, 1950, son of the late Keleal and Lucille Hassin. Danny is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret; sons, Drew of Jackson, MS, and Matthew of Old Saybrook, CT; brothers Keleal Hassin (Pat) of Gulfport, and Charles Hassin (Molly) of Spring, TX; sister, Diane Hassin Porter (Jay) of Montgomery, TX; and grandchildren, Andrew Hassin, Atticus Hassin, and Abigail Hassin of Madison, MS. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 2, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Yazoo City, Mississippi. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Danny graduated Yazoo City High School and the University of Southern Mississippi. Following college, he worked several years at Yazoo Distributing Co. He then took charge of the family business, Hassin’s on Broadway, until his retirement in 2002. Danny loved Ole Miss football and kibbee, but most of all, he loved his family. His grandchildren were the light of his life and spending time with them was his greatest joy. Memorials may be made to Stewpot Ministries of Jackson, MS.


Louis Gene Ward

Mar 30,2019

Louis Gene Ward, 77, of The Midway Community in Yazoo County passed away Thursday March 28, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson. Gene worked in farming and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Bonnie Ward, sons; Gregory (Cindy) Ward of Yazoo City and Darrell Dwayne (Amy) Ward of Lexington, grandchildren; Michael Dewayne (Shelby) Ward and Jeppy Samuel Ward, a great granddaughter Heidi Lynn Ward, brothers; Thomas (Patsy) Ward of Midway, Roy (Carla) Ward of Tupelo, Bobby Ward of Midway, and a sister; Claudine (Jerry) Harkins of Benton. Gene was preceded in death by a daughter; Lisa Lynn Ward. Visitation will be Friday March 29th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.at Stricklin-King Funeral Funeral Home in Yazoo City and Saturday March 30th 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. at Midway Baptist Church with services at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Jeff Dixon will officiate. Pallbearers are; Allen Johnson, Sam Ward, Michael Ward, Sammy Niven, Jr.,Jeff Ward, Bob Ward, David Johnson, and Buddy Warren.


Patricia M. Miller

Mar 29,2019

Patricia Margaret Miller was born in Yazoo City, MS on January 24, 1930 and went to be with the Lord on March 26, 2019, at the age of 89. She was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church. Although she had no biological children, she was a devoted aunt to her nieces and nephews: Gus Miller, Ed Miller, Rachel Miller Hey, Earnest “Buddy” Lowery, Pattie Lowery Little, April Lowery Ward, Mary Lowery Brooks and William Lowery. She was loved by all those who knew her. Patricia is survived by her sister, Sidney Rose Lowery Douglas. She was preceded in death by her father, William (Bill/Cowboy) Miller, mother, Sidney Montgomery Miller, and brother, William (Bill) Miller, Jr. Her funny quips and pleasant humor were always there to brighten the days of those around her. She enjoyed reading and solving puzzles, talking on the telephone and visiting with friends. She loved animals, especially her dog, “Lady.” Patricia retired from a job she loved at BellSouth/AT&T after 39 years. She loved the Lord and was a wonderful example of kindness and Christianity. She will be deeply missed by all. Visitation will be Friday March 29th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home beginng at 9:30 until the Services at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow in Diver Cemetery in Yazoo County. Pallbearers are; David Little, Timmy Ward, Bart Brooks, Ernest Lowery, Layton Little, and Patton Little.


Barbara Ann Lewis

Mar 23,2019

Barbara Ann Stricklin Lewis , 84, of Yazoo City died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was a homemaker and a member of Parkview Church of God. She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Robertson of Tucson, Arizona, Gail Manton of Brandon, and Laura Hackney of Marathon, Florida, six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren, brother Basil Stricklin, Jr of Crystal Springs, and a sister; Judy Busick of Brandon. Visitation will be Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. with a Celebration of Life to follow at Parkview Church with Rev. Ken Lynch officiating. 


Donald "Donnie" Scroggins

Mar 20,2019

Donald “Donnie” Scroggins of Yazoo City, MS passed away in the comfort of his home on March 17, 2019, at the age of 67. Donnie is survived by his son Griffin Scroggins (Lori) of Madison, MS; son Ken Knight of Atlanta, GA.; and his granddaughters, Sydney and Harper Scroggins, who were “Papa Don’s” greatest joy. Donnie also leaves behind his beloved sisters, Diane Gordon of Yazoo City, MS and Frances Harden of Evergreen, AL, and his loving nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Donnie was a loving father, grandfather, father-in-law, uncle and friend. Donnie was a retired farm equipment salesman from Ayers-Delta. He loved gardening, music, and football but especially, he loved his family. He is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Scroggins and parents F.M. and Bonnie Scroggins. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., with a Memorial service immediately following at 11:00 a.m. All services will be at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS. Reverend Ken Lynch will be officiating. Serving as pallbearers are “Uncle Donnie’s” nephews, Spencer Gordon, Byron Johnson, Tony Woods, Chris Johnson, Gordon Downs, Dalton Downs, Wayne Cook and Tim Ward.


Mary Alice Cumberland

Mar 19,2019

Mary Alice Woodrick Cumberland peacefully passed to be with her Lord on March 16, 2019, at Hospice Ministries. Mary was a resident of The Homeplace, Madison, MS, and a member of Madison United Methodist Church. She was born on April 13, 1921, in Meridian, MS, to the late Ben and Octavia Woodrick. Upon the death of her mother, she was lovingly reared by her father and stepmother, the late Marie Woodrick. She married Rev. L. A. Cumberland in 1938, sharing life together until his death in 1991. As lifelong Methodists, they began a journey of ministry together. They served many churches across MS, retiring in Yazoo County. Mary was active in all aspects of the church, including teaching, singing, and working with children. She had many hobbies and especially enjoyed the 56 years she spent with family and friends at their Neshoba County Fair cabin. Continuing to celebrate her life is her son, Thomas (Lynda) Cumberland, daughters, Sandra Rasberry, and Charlotte Boydston. She also leaves three brothers: Lavelle (Pat) Woodrick, Rayford (Rosa Ann) Woodrick and Norman Woodrick. Cherishing the memories of Maw-Maw are her grandchildren; Clayton, Rusty, Amy, John and Carrie, along with her great grands, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at 10:00 A.M., on March 19, 2019, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Bentonia, MS, with services to follow at 11:00 A.M. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with the arrangements .


Gary Randolph Page, Sr.

Mar 19,2019

Gary Randolph Page, Sr, 60 of Pearl passed away Friday March 15, 2019 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson . He had been employed in the Mail Room for The State of Mississippi and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his daughter; Melissa Dickinson of Fairfield, ME, son; Gary Page, Jr of Skowhegan, ME, 6 grandchildren, long time companion; Carol Gerth of Pearl, brothers; Frankie Page, James G. Page and Henry Page all of Yazoo City, sisters Genevieve Creel of Bentonia, Linda Page of Lexington, TX, Ellen Lowery of Bentonia, and Tina Gallagher, half sisters; Hazel Wertherby and Mickey Frazier. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews to whom he mentored and loved. Visitation will be Graveside in Central Holmes Cemetery Tuesday March 19th 1:15 until the 2:00 P.M. Graveside Service Rev. Glenn Allen will officiate.


Ruth Gilmer Gaudin

Mar 13,2019

Ruth G. Gaudin, 83, of Greenwood passed away Monday March 11, 2019 at The Greenwood Leflore Medical Center. She was a homemaker and of The Baptist Faith. Survivors include her daughter; Beverly Gaudin of Greenville, sisters; Elizabeth “Libby” Burleson of Greenwood, Jean Hall of Chicago, IL, and Cora Switzer of Brandon, brothers; David Gilmer of Brandon, Bill R. Gilmer of Benton, Tommy Gilder of Flowood, Curtis Gilmer of Isola, and Clarence “B.B.” Gilmer of Greenwood. Graveside services will be Thursday March 13th at 11:00 A.M. In The Belzoni City Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City.


Marie Jordan Pepper

Mar 10,2019

Marie Jordan Pepper of Clarksdale died Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 66. Marie was born November 9, 1952, in Yazoo City to Charles A. Jordan Sr. and Mabel Norman Jordan. She was valedictorian of Humphreys Academy Class of 1970 and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mississippi State University, where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. Marie was an associate of Walters and Balducci, PLLC, CPAs in Clarksdale and was a member of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Society of CPAs. As a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale, she served on the school board and the advisory council. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Earl “Bubba” Pepper Jr., and her brother, Charles A. “Chuck” Jordan Jr. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Eugene Earl “Gene” Pepper III, a daughter, Anne Marie Pepper, and one granddaughter, Emma Grace Rodgers, all of Clarksdale; three brothers, Tommy Jordan and his wife, Linda, of Brandon, Ed Jordan III and his wife, Beth, of Carter, and Jay Jordan of Madison; three sisters, Kathy Dixon and her husband, Jimmy, of Carter, Neetsie Hutchens and her husband, Zack, of Centerville, Tenn., and Margaret Love and her husband, Keaton, of Hattiesburg; three sisters-in-law, Jane Power Jordan of Atlanta, Ga; Susie Pepper and her husband, Chuck Thomas, of Wolf Lake, and Barbara Pepper of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; and one brother-in-law, Sam Pepper of Norfolk, Va. Funeral services will follow visitation, which will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Friends and family will gather Sunday for a graveside service Sunday March 10th at 2:00 P.M. at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home to conduct the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Clarksdale, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Charlotte Dye Helton

Mar 10,2019

Charlotte Dye Helton, 77, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday March 7, 2019 at St. Dominics Jackson Memorial Hospital. Retired from working with her husband in the retail grocery business. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband: Kennith W. Helton, Sons A. G. (Missy) and Kevin (Liz) Helton of Yazoo City, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brothers: Donald Dye of Richlands, VA and Charles Richard Dye of Hattiesburg sister Anna Dye Weeks of Grey, GA. And numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Helton was preceded in death by her parents; Graham and Mamie West Dye, sister; Margueritte Stevenson, and a brother Harold Dye. Services will be held at First Baptist Church in Yazoo City with Visitation Saturday March 9th 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. and Sunday March 10th 1:30 until the 2:30 P.M. Funeral Service. Dr Clint Ritchie will officiate. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the arrangements. Pallbearers will be; Raymon Jackson, III, Graham Helton, Kendall Gregory, Steve Mitchell, Steven Weeks, and Emmitte Lawshe. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be sent to First Baptist Church, Yazoo City, Mississippi.


Helen Jeanette Williams

Mar 06,2019

Helen Jeanette Williams, 78, of the Dover Community of Yazoo County passed away Sunday March 3, 2019 at The Yazoo City Rehabilitation & Healthcare. A Homemaker she was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her sons; Mark (Douglas) Williams of Bentonia and Ricky (Barbara) Williams of Benton, granddaughter; Lauren Michelle Williams and granson Ryan (Kat) Williams, great grandchild; Riley Williams, and a sister Wanda (Jody) Savage of Delhi, LA. Ms Williams was preceded in death by her parents; Ealom and Christine Allen, Granddaughters; Kristine Williams and Mallory Williams. Visitation will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Wednesday March 6th Beginning at 12:30 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Graveside services will be Saturday March 9th at 11:00 A.M. Crowville Masonic Cemetery in Crowville, LA


Bethel Lou Moore

Mar 06,2019

Bethel Lou Moore, 79, of Benton passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Hospice Ministries, Inc., in Ridgeland. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at Midway United Methodist Church with Rev. Jonathan Stokes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Moore was a retired school teacher and a member of Midway United Methodist Church. She enjoyed interior decorating and spending time in her yard. Survivors include her husband of over 57 years, John Dixon Moore; daughter, Livvi Moore Zeigler and her husband, Henry; and grandson, John Philip Zeigler, all of Benton. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter Clayton Saxton and Hattie Presley Saxton; sister, Jane S. Talbert; and brothers, Clayton Ellis Saxton and Walter Presley Saxton. Serving as pallbearers will be John Philip Zeigler, Hank Moore, Rusty Odum, Harris Swayze, Hilary  Westbrook, and David Ketchum. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Waters and Les Waters, Jr. Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children's Home of Mississippi or to the Cemetery Fund of Midway United Methodist Church.


Daniel Hanna

Mar 02,2019

Daniel Hanna, 75, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday February 28, 2019 in Flora, Ms. Mr. Hanna was the store manager of Jitney Jungle for many years. He was a member of the Baptist faith. Mr. Hanna is survived by his wife Janie Hanna of Yazoo City, sons; Shane Hanna (Martha) of Madison, Ms., and Chuck Hanna (Joni) of Bentonia, daughter Angie Abel (John) of Flora, 7 grandchildren, brothers; James Hanna of Yazoo City, Randy Hanna of Yazoo City, and Sammy Hanna of Yazoo City, and a sister Dixie DeRosia of Brandon, Ms. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Orene Hanna. Funeral services for Mr. Hanna are going to be Saturday March 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with a visit prior from 9:30-11. The Rev. Bryan Abel will officiate the service. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


Mary A. Schlette

Feb 28,2019

Mary A. Schlette, 68, of Yazoo City passed away February 26, 2019 at Baptist Hospital in Yazoo City. Mrs Schlette was a Homemaker and long time resident of Yazoo City. Mrs. Schlette is survived by her son Charlie Schlette of yazoo City, sister Anita Mcbride (Don) of Lexington, MS, brothers; Samuel Carpenter of Yazoo City, and Jeff Carpenter (Rhonda) of Yazoo City, and nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Wesley and Katherine Carpenter. Funeral services will be Thursday February, 28, 2019 at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Yazoo City at 2:00 with the visitation from 12-2 also at the church. The rev. Jeff Dixon will officiate the service with Stricklin-King handling the arrangements.


Dewey Clinton Hood, Jr.

Feb 28,2019

Dewey Clinton Hood, Jr., 71, of Benton passed away February 27, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Hood was a cabinet maker by trade. He was a member of Church of God of Prophecy. Mr. Hood is survived by his wife Rosemary Hood of Benton, sister Kathi Tomkey (Ellis) of New Albany, Ms. He was preceded in death by his parents Dewey Clinton and Geneva Hood, son Clint Hood, and brother Harley Hood. There are no arrangements on this service.


Grady Lee Winstead, Sr.

Feb 27,2019

Grady Lee Winstead, Sr.,74, of Inverness, passed away at his residence Sunday February 24, 2019. He was a Welder for Bells, Inc in Inverness and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife Ernestine Gilbert Winstead, sons; Grady Lee Winstead,Jr., Crossett, AR, James Richard Winstead, Sr., Yazoo City, and Melvin Eugene Winstead, Horn Lake, MS, 6 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday February 27th at Midway Baptist Church in Yazoo County with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. with services at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements.


Jimmy Coleman

Feb 18,2019

James E. “Jimmy” Coleman, Jr. 67, of Yazoo City passed away Wednesday February 13, 2019 at The Baptist Medical Center Yazoo. A Farmer he was of The Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife Wanda Coleman, daughter; Deborah Coleman of Holly Bluff, son; James E. Coleman, III of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Coleman Thomas Miller, Breanna Kate Luke & Jody Brooke Luke, mother; Mimme Grace Coleman of Yazoo City sister; Sharon Mott of Yazoo City, Step-daughter; Cortney Hayes of Crowley, LA, step-son; Judd Guibeau of Crowley, LA, step great grandson Zachary Pettigrew of Yazoo City, step great granddaughters Chloe Pettigrew & Emma Hayes Both of Crowley, LA. Jimmy was preceded in death by his father; James E. Coleman, Sr. Services will be Monday February 18th at Trinity Church on Main Street in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Followed by a Memorial service at 11:00 A.M. Father George Woodliff will officiate.


Mary Catherine Eldridge

Feb 16,2019

Mary Catherine Eldridge, 88, passed away February 11, 2019 at her residence in Yazoo City. Mrs. Eldridge was a member of Midway Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Mrs Eldridge is survived by her son Alac Eldridge (Christie) of Beach Mount, NC, Grandson Patrick Eldridge of Benton, MS, Brothers; Wiley Saxton of Yazoo City, Grover Saxton of Yazoo City, and Tim Saxton of Benton, and sisters; Margie Hasty of Yazoo City and Vysa Cummings of Yazoo City. Funeral services will include a visitation Friday February 15, 2019 from 5-7 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Funeral will be Saturday at Midway Baptist Church at 11:00 AM.


Penny Cook Trammell- Grant

Feb 15,2019

February 14, 2019 PENNY LYNN COOK TRAMMELL GRANT “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.” Even in her last days, she wanted to be a part of the solution. Penny was born the middle child on March 9, 1951 in Zebulon, Georgia to William A. Cook and Maxine Stokes Cook Clements. From that day on, she began making an impact on those around her. After moving back to her native Mississippi, Penny met her future husband, Kenny. After a whirlwind romance, they married and shared nearly thirty years together and three daughters- Jennifer (Hinton) , Laura (Kelly) and Jill (May). After Kenny passed away in 2002, she dedicated her life to caring for her family. However, in 2004, she got lucky a second time. She met and married Jody Grant, and they spent fourteen happy years together. Penny retired in 2012 and was able to care for both of her parents in their final days. In doing this, she taught her own girls, how they would care for her in the same way. Penny was “Mawmaw Penny” to her grandchildren whom she adored and loved to brag about. She was always there for them with popsicles, pudding paint parties, puzzles to put together and excursions out of town to enjoy theater productions. From making a trip to pick vegetables out of Jody’s garden to sneaking out of Jerry’s Catfish House with her “to-go plates”, Penny had a knack for making every event memorable and purposeful, but mostly fun. Penny was an avid reader, gardener, and she loved to travel with Jody to places like California, the Grand Canyon, Alaska and even China. Even those who did not know her well, were still left in stitches after hearing one of her famous jokes. Her wildly infectious sense of humor, as well as her constant positive outlook, will be some of the traits she will be remembered for the most. Throughout her life, all the way to the end of her days, she continued to exude the utmost poise and regard for the beautiful hardships life presented her. Always able to find gratitude in every experience, one of Penny’s last remarks to her oldest daughter concluded, “I sure have enjoyed being your mother.” Penny will be missed intently by her husband, John Paul “Jody” Grant, her daughters Jennifer Hinton, Laura Kelly (Chris), and Jill May (Chris); step-sons Dave Grant (Robyn), Brent Bell (Mary), and Paul Grant (Bryna), step-daughter Suzanne Wright (Gilbert); 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, sister Polly Ann Kirkland (Michigan), brother Dave Cook, Morgan City, LA. Penny was preceded in death by her father, William “Buck” Cook, her mother Maxine Clements, her first husband, Kenny Trammell, and a step-daughter Nancy Cox. A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM at Stricklin-King Funeral Home, Yazoo City, MS, with a graveside service to follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to her church, First Baptist Church of Raymond, MS.


James W. Smith

Feb 15,2019

James W. Smith, 85, of Benton passed away at his residence Wednesday February 13, 2019. He was retired and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Eloise Smith, sons Danny (Connie) Smith of Benton, Larry (Elaine) Smith of Madison and Michael (Patti) Smith of Bentonia, 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, sisters; Helen Luby, Katherine Harrison , Grace James all of Yazoo City and Loraine Hardacre of Edwards, and brother; Vardiman (Denne) Smith of Yazoo City. Services will be Friday February 15th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. until the 3:00 P.M. funeral service. Internment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery. Rev. Whitt Holmes will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are; Daniel Smith, Ryan Smith, Derrick Stricklin, Jake Morgan, Tim Luby and Steven Smith. Serving as honorary pallbearers are; John Ledbetter, Ricky Williams, and Louie Arnold


Lloyd C. Passons

Feb 14,2019

Lloyd C. Passons, 88, of Bentonia passed away at his residence Monday February 11, 2019. A Cattleman he was a member of Melrose Baptist Church. He was also a U S Army Veteran serving in World War II. Survivors include; son; Bobby (Linda) Passons of Bentonia, grandchildren; Leah Johnson, Damon Passons, Quinton Passons, & Kenneth Passons, and 5 great grandchildren. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; Major and Margaret Passons, wife; Cornelia Passons, and a son Keith Passons. Services will be Thursday February 14th at Melrose Baptist Church On Highway 433 South with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until The funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Trent Sligh will officiate.


Grace Laverne Nations

Feb 13,2019

Grace Laverne Nations, 84, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Saturday February 9, 2019. She was a Financial Manager and a member of Hill Crest Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter; Cindy Slayton of Yazoo City, sons; Kevin Ray Nations of Olive Branch and Charles Allen Nations of Camden. Services will be Wednesday February 13th at Hill Crest Baptist Church with visitation starting at 11:00 A.M. Until the 1:00 P.M. funeral service. Rev. Steven Howell and Rev. Jeff Dixon will officiate.


Dale Edward Crews

Feb 12,2019

Dale Edward Crews, 85, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Sunday February 10, 2019. a Hotel Manager he was a member of First United Methodist Church and a Veteran of the U S Navy. Survivors include his wife; Dianne Crews, son; Dale Nicholas Crews of Starkville, daughter; Cobie Crews Watkins of Oxford, grandsons; Owen Nicholas Crews and Wesley Jackson Crews both of Starkville, and a sister; Marjorie Ann Walker of Brandon, FL. Dale was preceded in death by his parents; Joseph Otto and Vera Elizabeth Crews, sister; Dorothy Crews and brothers Earnest Crews and Donald E. Crews. A memorial service will be held Tuesday February 12th at 5:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Cortez Hutchinson Officiating.


Grace E. Winstead

Feb 11,2019

Grace E. Winstead, 81, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence in the Freerun Community, Friday February 8, 2019. A Homemaker she was a member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter Mary Grace Branning of Yazoo City, sons; Charles William “Willie: Winstead of Yazoo City and Robert Austin Winstead of DeKalb, MS, 4 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, sister; Katie Cooper Of Summersville, MO, and brother; James Edmonds of Blackwell, MO. Services will be held on Monday February 11 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. with services following at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Tranquil Cemetery. Rev. Gary Henderson will officiate. Pallbearers are Kenny Winstead, Kevin Winstead, Joseph Jenkins, Andy Winstead, Kenny Childress, and Robert “Cookie” Cook.


Ronald "Ronnie" M. Kirk

Feb 09,2019

Ronald M. Kirk passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at The Mississippi Veterans Home in Jackson. He was 74 years old. He is survived by his wife, Wylene of 49 years and his children Ron Kirk of Flora and Shelly Anderson (Larry) of Melbourne Beach, Florida and six grandchildren: Ollie, Laura, and Alex Anderson and Kayleigh, Ava, and Jack Kirk. He is also survived by 2 brothers, Jack H. Kirk, Jr. (Janice), Henry Kirk (Dawn) and one sister Angela Bates (Michael) all of Yazoo City. He was predeceased by his parents Jack H. Kirk, Sr. and Wylodine M. Kirk . By all of those who knew him Ronnie was known for his quick wit and humor and willingness to serve others. He worked as Town Attorney of Flora for 28 years and served as Lay Reader and Sunday School teacher for the Flora United Methodist Church for 35 years. Funeral services will be Saturday February 9th at The First United Methodist Church of Flora with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A. M. Internment will follow at The Flora City Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-KIng Funeral Home Yazoo City. Rev. Scott Carter will officiate. Serving as Pallbearers are David Jones, John Kirk, Tommy Horn, Larry Yarborough , Woodrow W. Kirk, Jr. and Randy McCormack, Jr.


Lois Ward

Feb 09,2019

Lois Ward, 88, of Madison formerly of Yazoo City passed away Friday February 8, 2019 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was the owner of Yazoo Furniture Company and a member of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City. Survivors include her daughter Delores Milner of Madison, and her sons Jeff Milner and Tommy Milner both of Yazoo City. Graveside services will be Saturday February 9th at 2:30 P.M. in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Dillon officiating. Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City is in charge of the arrangements. There will not be a visitation.


George Brent Montgomery

Feb 06,2019

George Brent Montgomery, 71, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Saturday February 2, 2019. He worked in farming and was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his son; Thay B Montgomery of Ridgeland, 2 grandchildren, Fiance'; Anita Nichols of Yazoo City, sister; Dianne Switzer of Yazoo City, and brother; Jerry B Montgomery of Benton. He was preceded in death by his parents; Thay B and Kathleen Johnson Montgomery. Graveside services will be Wednesday January 6th at 2:00 P. M. in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City under the Direction of Striclin-King Funeral Home. Rev. Bubba Carter will officiate


Daniel Wesley Powell

Feb 04,2019

Daniel Wesley Powell, 27, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Friday February 1, 2019. He was a Sawmill Equipment Operator and of The Baptist Faith. Survivors include his daughter; Riley Wright of Breman, Al, father; Sam Powell of Yazoo City,mother; Melinda Powell of Madison, sisters; Marion E. Powell of Brandon, & Mary Morgan Powell of Brandon, Maternal Grandfather; Jack (Jackie) Varner of Yazoo City, and maternal grandmother Sue Varner of Madison. Daniel was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Samuel Wesley and Marie Powell. Services will be Monday February 4th in the Chapel of Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. until the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. Pallbearers are; Chad Burdine, Ryan Milner, Jake Mills, Jason Russell, Corey Worthy, and Buck Harper.


Beverly Ann McMaster

Feb 03,2019

Beverly Ann McMaster Benton, MS Cusseta, Georgia Beverly Ann McMaster passed away on January 31, 2019 at The Arbor, Ridgeland, MS. Visitation will Sunday starting at 1:00P.M. Until the 3:00 P.M. service at Stricklin- King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS. Internment will follow at Fletcher’s Chapel Cemetery located on Fletcher’s Chapel Road in Yazoo County, MS. The daughter of Henry G. McMaster and Ora Belle Lewis McMaster, Beverly was born at Fort Benning, Georgia on August 13, 1947. Beverly graduated from Benton High School, Benton, Mississippi in 1965 and attended the University of Southern Mississippi, graduating in 1969, with a major in Library Science and a minor in History. Beverly was librarian in the South Pike School System at Magnolia High School, in Magnolia, MS from 1969 – 1977. During this time at South Pike, Beverly earned a Master’s Degree from Louisiana State University in Library Science. In 1977, Beverly went to work a civilian employee, for the Department of the Navy, as a librarian in the technical library at Meridian Naval Air Station, Meridian, Mississippi. Beverly worked at the Meridian Naval Air Station until the early 1980’s when she transferred to the Department of the Army and worked as a librarian in technical and medical libraries at Fort Monroe, Virginia; Fort Rucker, Alabama and Fort Benning, Georgia. Beverly retired from the Department of the Army at Martin Army Medical Center, Fort Benning Georgia, in 2008. After retirement from the Department of the Army, Beverly worked part-time, at Columbus Technical College as a librarian, for several years. Beverly was also active member of the Chattahoochee County Historic Preservation Society at Cusseta, GA. Beverly is preceded in death by her father and mother. Beverly is survived by her brothers, Ronald McMaster (Pam) and Larry McMaster (Linda). Beverly is also survived by nieces; Courtney (Corey) Austin, Whitney (Jon) Dilmore, nephews; Justin (Darlene) McMaster, Greylin (Babs) and Tryce Smith; along with several great nieces and nephews. Beverly is also survived by close friends, Zelia and Ron Salter, along with, Patricia and Frank Jimenez of Cusseta, GA. The family would like to thank the caregivers of the Arbor Skilled Nursing Facility, Ridgeland, MS; Kare-In Home Hospice, Flowood, MS and Columbus Hospice, Columbus, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Chattahoochee County Historic Preservation Society, P.O. Box 2, Cusseta, GA 31805.


Nora Dykes Martin

Feb 01,2019

Nora Dykes Martin passed away at 8:05 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29th 2019 at the Martha Coker Green House Home in Yazoo City. Nora was born on October 27, 1930 in Heidelberg, MS and was the fourth child of seven born to Newlon Edward Dykes and Cindarella Andrews Dykes. They lived in Heidelberg until Nora was around seven then settled down in Eden, MS. She attended elementary and middle school at Eden then attended Yazoo City High School where she excelled at basketball from 1947 – 1951; she attended Mississippi Delta Community College (formerly Sunflower Junior College) from 1951 – 1953. During her four years with the Lady Indians at YCHS, Nora played 100 games (88-11-1) and scored 2,079 points. The most points Nora scored in one game was 61 and the least amount of points she scored was 9 against a team in the state championship in 1950. She was the leading scorer for the Lady Indians in 1950, was named All-State that year and was part of the championship team in 1949, 1950 and 1951. She was chosen as one of the twelve best female basketball players in the Delta Valley Conference her senior year at YCHS. Nora usually scored about the same amount of points as the entire opposing team. She was never one to be boastful, but she would tell you with a smile that she could stand at half-court and easily make the basket. Nora had an opportunity to play professional basketball with the All American Red Heads, one of the first professional women’s basketball teams; however, she declined the offer, because she wasn’t red headed (HA HA!). The real reason was that a young man named “Pete” had won her heart, and she wanted to stay closer to home; therefore, she chose to attend SJC (MDCC). While Nora was at SJC (MDCC), the Lady Trojans were one of the most feared basketball teams in the state, and it was said that she was mostly responsible for the team’s reputation. She was inducted into the MDCC Sports Hall of Fame in April, 2008 along with five other former Trojan athletes. As an adult she continued to play basketball in the industrial league in Yazoo City, and she also pitched for the Eden Baptist Church softball team in the early ‘80s. Besides basketball and softball, her other hobbies were fishing, sewing and working in the garden. Nora married Pete (William C. Martin) in September, 1952 and they had three children (Billy, Deborah and Stephanie). They were married for 19 years until Pete’s unexpected death in June, 1972. She worked as a seamstress at E & W Manufacturing in Yazoo City until she quit to be the main caregiver for her father, Newlon Dykes. She was a great cook, but never ventured too far away from the basic stuff that she grew up on; her homemade biscuits were excellent and so were her chicken and dumplings, dressing, fried chicken and coconut cake. She was not one to express her feelings, but if she ever cooked for you then you had earned a place in her heart because a lot of love and time went into that dish. We can all learn some things from Nora’s 88 years here on earth. She kept things simple, could make a dollar go a long way, kept her priorities right, went to church when she could, was honest to a fault, and would do anything for anyone at any time. She just had fun! She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a great grandmother. She is survived by her children: Billy Martin (his wife, Teresa) of Yazoo City, Deborah Green (her husband, Donnie Ray Green) of Yazoo City, and Stephanie Reeves (her husband, Philip) of Madison. She had four grandsons (Barry and Andrew Green, Matthew Martin and Reagan Reeves) and had nine great grandchildren (Brandon, Loralie, Connor, Nathan, Mila Grace, Baylee, Ella, Matthew and John). Nora was the last of the children of Newlon and Cindarella Dykes to pass. She is survived by two sisters-in-law (Mary Love Dykes of Rolling Fork and Gladys Dykes of Matthews, North Carolina). Visitation will be Thursday January 31st at Stricklin-King Funeral Home 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. with and Friday February 1st 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. with services following at 2


Shelia Ann Chester

Feb 01,2019

Shelia Ann Chester, 53, of Ridgeland passed away Wednesday January 30, 2019 at St Dominic's Jackson Memorial Hospital. A Homemaker she was of The Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband; Steve Chester, daughters; Christi Fletcher of Florence,and Lundy Chester of Ridgeland, son; Austin Chester of Ridgeland, step-son; Colin Chester of Prosper, TX, grandsons Bentley Brees Fletcher and Jaxon Samuel Fletcher, mother; Dorothy Rowzee , brother; Rocky Rowzee and a sister; Rita Morrow all of Amarillo, TX. Shelia was preceded in death by her father; Dorris Rowzee. Graveside services will be Saturday February 2nd at 11:30 A.M. In Black Jack Cemetery in the Vaughan Community followed by a memorial service at 12:00 P.M. in Black Jack Baptist Church. A gathering for family and friends will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted to conduct the services.


Margaret Elizabeth Engleman

Jan 18,2019

Margaret E. Engleman, 84, of Chatsworth, GA formerly of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday January 15, 2018 at The Elanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her sons; Eyron Leslie Hogan of Frankfort, Germany, and Franklin R. Pennington of Chatsworth, GA, daughters Margaret Howard of Chatsworth, GA and Janice McQueen of Copperas Cove, TX. 6 grandchildren, brothers; Henry Engleman of Eden, and Jim Engleman of Sour Lake, TX and sisters Betty Lou Titus and Katy B. Pickett both of Chatsworth, GA. She was preceded in death by her Parents; John L. and Lottie G. Engleman, brother; John S. Engleman and a sister; Judy S. Bates. Graveside Services will be Friday January 18th at 11:00 A.M.in The Engleman Family Cemetery in Eden. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the arrangements.


Martha Lynn Brigham

Jan 09,2019

Martha Lynn (Marcie) Brigham, 99, of Pensacola, FL formerly of Yazoo City passed away Sunday December 29,2019 in Pensacola. Retired as Supervisor of Elementary Education for the Yazoo City Schools she was a member of First Baptist Church, Yazoo City where her father served as Pastor. Pastor She was preceded in death by her parents; Dr. Web Brame and Grace Shroud Brame, ;husband William Lois Brigham, Jr., son; William Louis Brigham, III, and 3 sisters. Survivors include; her daughter; Susan Lynn Brigham (Donald) Emert of Pensacola, FL, 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Grandson Jeremy and his wife Courtney who are missionaries with Poetice International in Zambia with their children Olivia, Jude, and Lincoln. Grandson Johnathan who lives in Cheyenne, WY and is a driver with Wal Mart,. He has one child Sawyer. Grandson Paul Bingham lives in Boston, MA and has one daughter Sierra. Granddaughter Ann Martha Brigham lives in San Francisco, CA and is a professional actress. After her husband's death, Marcie (Martha) moved back to Yazoo City from Galveston. She lived with her parents along with her 2 children. She taught school and became Supervisor of Elementary Education in Yazoo City. She retired from that position. She later moved to Pensacola, FL and lived with her daughter Susan and husband Don. In her latter years Martha resided at Covensnt Residence Memory Care Facility in Pensacola. Her daughter, Susan has Alzheimer's Disease and resides in a Nursing Home in Pensacola. Graveside services will be held in Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City,Thursday, January 9th at 11:00 A.M. Under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City, MS is in charge of arrangements. No visitation is scheduled.


Mary A Teague

Jan 05,2019

Mary A. Teague, 91, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Sunday December 30, 2018. She was a retired Clerk with Sears and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City. Survivors include her daughters; Patricia Ann Sharp of Yazoo City and Mary Elizabeth Horack of Atlanta, GA, 6 grandchildren, ans 2 great grandchildren. A Memorial Graveside Service will be held at a later date in The West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis, where she will be buried next to her husband Kelcie Lee Teague. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the arrangements.


Shanon Keith "Shayne" Kirk

Dec 26,2018

Shanon Keith “Shayne” Kirk, 47, of Yazoo City passed away Monday December 24, 2018. An Electrician he was a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors include his wife Marion Kirk, daughters Sarah Lynn Kirk, and Chloe Warren, sons; Arion Warren, and Parker Nelson, father; Wayne Kirk, brother; Jason Kirk all of Yazoo City, sister; Jennifer Broughton of Marion, AR, and step father; Scott Miller of Yazoo City. Shayne was preceded in death by his mother; Janice Miller, And son; Shanon Blake Kirk. Services will be Wednesday December 26th at Parkview Church of God with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. followed by services at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. A private graveside will follow. Pallbearers are; Swayze Cheatham Tad Duggan, Rob Cotten, Ken Parker, Michael Love, Fred Gilmer, Jeff Curtis, and Will Boatner. Honorary pallbearers are; Dennis Pigg and Wesley Harris.


Doris June Crabtree

Dec 15,2018

Doris June Crabtree, 77, of Yazoo city passed away at her residence Wednesday December 12, 2018. A homemaker she was of The Baptist Faith. Survivors include her husband; Jimmy Crabtree, son; Tracy (Angie) Crabtree, grandsons; Preston Crabtree & Stone Crabtree all of Yazoo City, brothers; Jay Morgan of Orlando, FL and Danny Morgan of Tennessee, and a sister Linda Spain of Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents; James and Gladys Morgan. The family would like to extend a special Thank You to Mrs. Crabtree's caregivers from Mississippi Baptist Hospice; Renee Ward, April Cantrell, Lauren Burdine, Patricia Ellis, Brittany Warmack, and Ann McMillan. Services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation Friday December 14th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. with services Saturday December 15th at 1:00 P.M., Rev. Sam Riddell officiating. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Preston Crabtree, Stone Crabtree, Mike Morgan, Mark Morgan, Anthony Edwards, and Gary Hinson.


Jimmy Cresswell

Dec 10,2018

Jimmy Cresswell, 81, of Bentonia passed away Friday December 7, 2018 at The Holmes County Long Term Care Facility in Durant. A Minister he was a member of Scotland Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; Ann Woods Cresswell, sons; Roger Cresswell of Vicksburg, and Danny Cresswell of Fairhope, AL, 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, brothers Ernest “Bud” Cresswell of The Anding Community, and Lewis Cresswell of Houston, TX Services will be Monday December 10th at Scotland Baptist Church with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service. Rev. Glen Allen and Rev. Earl Reyer will officiate. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are; J. D. Cresswell, Josh Harris, Caleb Cresswell, Bud Adams, Steve Seawright, Elizabeth Cresswell, and Rebecta Cresswell.


Joyce B. Davis

Dec 05,2018

Joyce B. Davis, 79 of Yazoo City passed away Monday December 3, 2018 at The Baptist Medical Center – Yazoo. A Homemaker she was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband; Clayton Davis, son; Doug (Babs) Davis of Bentonia, daughter Angie (Jamie) Isonhood of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Colby (Amber) Davis of Bentonia, Baine Davis of Ridgeland, Jamie Doris (Billy) Hutchinson of Madison, Austin Isonhood of Yazoo City, and Savannah Isonhood of Yazoo City, great grandchildren; Lydia Davis, Lillian Davis, Amelia Davis, Makenzie Hutchinson, Janice Hutchinson, and her sisters; Mary Alice Blowe of Yazoo City,and Shirley Graham of Terry. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; G. W. & Ola Buxton, and by her brothers; Allen Buxton, and Cecil Buxton. Services will be held Wednesday December 5th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation beginning at 12:30 P.M. until the Funeral Service at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Tommy Pittman and Rev. Jessie Byrd officiating. Internment will follow at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery Pallbearers are; Colby Davis, Baine Davis, Austin Isonhood, Vince Davis, David Malone,Greg Domino, Paul Buxton, and Stevie Davis.


Marvin Terrell

Dec 03,2018

Marvin Terrell, 80, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. He died as he had lived-with dignity, courage, and love for his friends, family, and the Ole Miss Rebels. Marvin was born in West Memphis, Arkansas June 10, 1938. He grew up in Indianola ,MS and later went on to play college football for the University of Mississippi. While at Ole Miss, he was a member of the 1959 Team of the Decade and Ole Miss Team of the Century. He was chosen as SEC Lineman of the Year and an All-American for 1959. In 1960, Terrell was a first round draft pick for the Dallas, Texans who later became the Kansas City, Chiefs, where he played from 1960-1964. In 1988, he was inducted into the Ole Miss Athletic Hall of Fame and into the Mississippi Hall of Fame in 2001. Mr. Terrell was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Mary Fraiser Terrell and his brothers Morris Jennings and Mitch Terrell, all of Indianola. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lettie G. Terrell of Yazoo City, MS, daughter, Julie Trammell (Tim) of Madison; daughter, Jana Bardwell (Andy) of Yazoo City; sister, Paula Prysock (Bobby) of Indianola; brother, Johnnie Terrell (Mia) of Hot Springs Village, AR; grandsons, Ty Trammell, Will Trammell, Hayes Bardwell, Tyler Bardwell, and granddaughter, Allye Trammell; and numerous nieces and nephews. As a long time Yazooan, Marvin enjoyed golfing, singing in the choir at FUMC, coaching Manchester football , and eating with friends at Stub’s Restaurant. Services are scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm with visitation from 12:00-2:00 at First United Methodist Church with burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Memorials gifts can be made to First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City, Ole Miss M-Club Association, and Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.


Alice H. (Mrs. Carl Henry) Johnson

Nov 30,2018

Alice H. (Mrs. Carl Henry) Johnson, 94 formerly of Yazoo City passed away Sunday November 18, 2018 at Dixie White Nursing Home in Pass Christian. An Accountant for The Law Firm of Barbour, Griffith, and Rogers in Washington, DC and previously with the Law Firm of Henry, Barbour, Decell and Bridgeforth she was a member of Trinity Church in Yazoo City. Survivors include her sister Mildred (James H.) Evans of Baton Rouge, LA, brother; Paul Henson of Brandon, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; Carl Henry Johnson, Parents; Ralph & Mamie Henson, and a sister Sylvia Burns. Services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel Friday November 30, 2018 with visitation starting at 11:00 A.M. followed by funeral services at 12:30 P.M. with Father George Woodliff officiating. Internment will follow in Belzoni City Cemetery.


Dicey Dodds Carr Barbour

Nov 27,2018

Dicey Dodds Carr McGraw Barbour passed away on November 19, 2018. Dicey was born on January 7, 1924 in Yazoo City, MS to the late Harris Gant Carr and Dicey Miller Dodds Carr. Dicey was preceded in death by her son, Harris “Brother” McGraw. Dicey was a graduate of Yazoo City High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She attended MSCW where she was a member of Lockhart Social Club. Dicey was a graduate of the University of MS with a Bachelor of Science degree. At Ole Miss, Dicey was a member and Vice President of Chi Omega Sorority and a member of the Scholastic Society of Beta Gamma Sigma. Dicey was married to James A. “Jimmy” McGraw until his death in 1968. They had two children James “Mac” McGraw and the late Harris “Brother” McGraw. She later married William Henry Barbour, Sr until his death in 1999. Dicey was involved in many - Junior Auxillary of Yazoo City, DAR, St Mary’s church choir to name a few. She loved playing golf, tennis, sunbathing and was an avid reader. In her later years she was known to have read several books a week. Although she had a love of reading, she did not have a love of cooking. Dicey is survived by her son James A. “Mac” McGraw (wife Mary) of Laguna Niguel, CA; grandchildren, Patricia McGraw of Newport Beach, CA, Dicey McGraw Perrine of Tustin, CA, Jamie McGraw of Newport Beach, CA; and Anne McGraw of Nashville, TN; and step-children William H. Barbour, Jr (wife Sherry) of Yazoo City, MS; Genevieve M. Barbour of Jackson, MS; and John McBee Barbour (Deceased) (wife, Linda Kaye) of Winona, MS; and step-grandchildren Fair Hurst (husband Paul) of Jackson, MS; William H. Barbour (wife Nicki) of Jackson, MS; Charles F. Barbour (wife Laura) of Jackson, MS; Genevieve Eley of Jackson, MS; John Barbour (wife Ellie) of Cabot, AR; Catherine Allman (husband Trey)of Winona, MS. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Services will be held Tuesday November 27th at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. A special thanks to Dicey’s caregivers: Mary Johnson, Jennifer Chambers, Glenda Whitney and Brenda Taylor. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the charity of your choice.


Lee Jack Rogers, Jr

Nov 17,2018

Lee Jack Rogers, Jr, 79, of Yazoo City past away Tuesday November 13, 2018 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. A Businessman he was a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors include his wife; Sally Annette Rogers, sons; Lee Jack Rogers, III of Cedar Creek, TX, Gerald Dewayne Dawson of Mansfield, TX, and Gordon Ray Dawson of Kennedale, TX, daughters; Lee Ann McKune of Ft Worth, TX, and Debra Dawson of Denver, CO, 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a sister Cheryl Townsend of Vernon, TX. Memorial services will be at Parkview Church Of God Saturday November 17th at 11:00A.M. With visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate.


Allen Ray Gray

Nov 17,2018

Allen Ray Gray, age 89 died on November 15, 2018 at home in Yazoo City, MS. Born December 14, 1928 in Jackson, MS to paul and Lena Gray. On December 25, 1948 he Married Juanita Harrison. Allen retired from Independent Life Insurance Co. after 25 years of being an Agent and Agency Manager. After retirement he went to work part time at Yazoo Motor CO. where he worked for 11 years. Survivors include his wife of 70 years Juanita H. Gray, daughter; Denecia (Harry) Perry of Batesville, sons; Monty (Cindy) Gray of Tupelo, and Michael (Ellen) Gray of Look Out Mountain, GA, 9 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and sisters; Mary Helen Word of Scurry, TX, Roma Smith of Fruitville, TX, Lillian Boyd of Scurry, TX and Edna Lane of Texas. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday November 17, 2018. Visitation will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home from 11:00 A>M. To 2:00 P.M., followed by graveside service at Benton Baptist Church Cemetery in Benton, MS. In lieu of flowers memorials to Sunnybrook Children's Home, 222 Sunnybrook Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157.


Bettye J. Roark

Nov 10,2018

Bettye J. Roark, 85, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday November 8, 2018 at The Martha Coker Green Homes in Yazoo City. A retired Florist she was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons; Steve (Ginger) Roark and Tim (Janice) Roark both of Yazoo City, Granddaughters Leslie Roark (Dr. Heath) Scott of Yazoo City, Jennifer Roark (Kevin) Long of Madison, Eva Whitworth of Yazoo City, Miranda Roark of Flowood, Dr, Michelle Roark (Barrett) Bowden of Memphis, and Morgan Roark (Dr. Patrick) Shipp of Columbus, MS. Great Grandchildren; Aden Long, Jacob Scott, Sarah Long, Whitney Whitworth, Mari Turner Roark, Caroline Bowden, Ruth Shipp, and Ellie Scott. Mrs. Bettye was preceded in death by her husband; Ubon Roark, son Garry Roark ,and grandson Hayden Whitworth. Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. Saturday November 10th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home followed by graveside services in Glenwood Cemetery at 12:00 P.M. with Rev. Lewis Kalil officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Dr. Heath Scott, Kevin Long, Barrett Bowden, Patrick Shipp, Jacob Scott, and Aden Long.


Travis H. Broocks

Nov 01,2018

Travis H. Broocks passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 21, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of Columbus, after a brief illness. He was known in the community as a kind and gentle man, who was quick to laugh and always eager to lend a hand. He was a decorated veteran, member of the VFW, and former Master Mason. Travis was born on November 11, 1931 to Frank and Carrie (Robinette) Broocks and raised in Anding, Mississippi. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War and then in the US Air Force, serving multiple tours of duty during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant and returned to Columbus to work in the real estate industry. Travis worked in the oil and gas industry in Metairie, LA before retiring and returning to Columbus. Travis is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Knight (Bruce) of Parker, PA and Patricia Evans (Ian Turner) of Port Townsend, WA; five grandchildren (Shannon Slate Matson (Ryan), Taylor W. Slate, Taylor A. Evans (Laura), Jennifer A. Rosewood (Ronald), and Colin M. Evans), four great-grandchildren (Sean Matson, Kellen Matson, Michaela Evans, and Violet Evans), and legions of nephews, nieces, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers are Taylor Evans, Whit Slate, Bruce Knight, Ryan Matson, Frank Ferguson, PeeWee Jurgain, LC McGee, Tommy Broocks, and William Broocks. Visitation is at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Mississippi on November 1 from 12-2 p.m., followed by a brief service in their chapel. Graveside services with military honors will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that a donation be made in Travis’ name with the Columbus-Lowndes County Humane Society 50 Airline Rd, Columbus, MS 39702. Special thank you to Garden Hills of Columbus and especially Brandy Delaney for their kind and compassionate care of Travis in the last year of his life.


Albert Leon Pyron

Nov 01,2018

Albert Leon Pyron, 68, of Yazoo City passed away Monday October 29, 2018 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was a member of First Pentecostal Church Survivors include his sister; Charlotte Putnam and brother; Harold Pyron both of Yazoo City. Services will be Thursday November 1st at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Until the 10:00 A.M. Service. Internment will be at 12:00 P.M. in Parker Cemetery in Alva, Montgomery County, MS. Rev. Jay Trammell and Rev. Carl Lewis will officiate. Leon would have enjoyed being remembered as a Kind, Sweet man who shared the Love of Jesus Christ with everyone he met.


Cheryl Elaine Polk Hughes

Oct 28,2018

Cheryl Elaine Polk Hughes was born March 14, 1956 in Bastrop, LA, however she lived most of her life in Yazoo City. Cheryl passed away October 25, 2018 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson with her family by her side. She is survived by her loving husband Robert Hughes; daughter; Lacy Ellett, granddsughter; Savanna Nicole Ellett, grandson; Jordan Michael Ellett all of Yazoo City, siblings; Calvin Polk of Lexington, MS, Diane Fortenberry of Terry, and Darren (Ann) Polk of Yazoo City along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; Farrest & Billie Jean Polk. Visitation will be Saturday evening at Stricklin-King Funeral Home 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. with services Sunday at Stricklin-King's Chapel at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Cypress Gardens Cemetery. Rev. Bubba Carter will officiate. Pallbearers are; Grayson Fortenberry, Cole McAdams, Austin Fortenberry, Shelton Appleton, Joey Potter, and Johnathan Burns.


Dorothy Jean Lancaster

Oct 22,2018

Dorothy Jean Lancaster, 85, of Pearl, MS died Thursday, October 18, 2018.  Born in Yazoo County, Mississippi she lived in Pearl for the past 7 years with her daughter Cindy.  She retired from the US Postal Service after 28 years of dedicated service.  She was a faithful believer in God and member of Southside Assembly of God.   Nothing  brought more joy to our mother than being with her family and other loved ones. She also enjoyed playing the piano, which she did for many years in church and also while teaching us to sing. Teaching children's church in her earlier years, writing heartfelt poetry, traveling, painting, walking the beach and in the woods and just nature in general were some of the things she really enjoyed and were an important part of who she was.   On a funny note, and one we will always remember with endearment, our mom loved to use numbers or what we called, figuring, and also, always gave directions by saying, "Go North, South, East or West. When we always wanted, and "needed" to hear left or right. We all laugh just thinking about our confusion over this and her determination that she one day would finally get us to just follow her directions.   As a woman of character, she lived her life with integrity, honesty, courage, loyalty and great strength and love.   She is survived by Daughters Linda Dykes of Clinton, Cindy Dugas of Pearl, Elaine Stevens of Bentonia; Son Glenn Lancaster of Vicksburg; 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grands; Brothers Grady Porch of Raymond and Jack Porch of Hattiesburg. She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Lucy Porch, 2 great great grandchildren, and grandson Ryan Stevens. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City. Visitation will be before the service from 12:30-2 also at the Funeral Home.


Arthur Leland Passons, Sr.

Oct 20,2018

Arthur Leland Passons, 93, of Yazoo City Passed away at his residence Wednesday October 17, 2018. Retired from Southern Bag Corp. he was a Member of Bethany United Methodist Church. Survivors include his daughters; Rhonda Lee of Benton and Darlene Passons of Yazoo City, son; A. Leland Passons, Jr. of Biloxi, grandchildren; Brian Lee, Kelsey Lee, Anna Passons, and Thomas Passons, and 5 great grandchildren. Services will be Saturday October 20th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Chapel service. Rev. Jason Zerbert will officiate. Internment will follow in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Thomas Passons, Brian Lee, Philip Beatty, Ayden White, Clark Carter, and Samuel Swearingen.


Sarah Mae Rice

Oct 20,2018

Sarah Mae Rice, 89 years old, died peacefully in her home October 18 ,2018. Sarah Mae was a life long resident of Bentonia, MS. She graduated from Anding High School and continued her education at Belhaven College. She is a member of Bentonia Baptist Church. Sarah Mae met her husband, Leon Rice, while visiting relatives in the Delta. They married in 1950. Sarah Mae and Leon spent the first year of their marriage in Webb, MS with Leon’s family and then returned to Bentonia to help manage the family business. Sarah Mae and Leon had three girls, Janet, Bobbie and Lynn. They supported their girls in every activity or interest they chose to follow. Sarah Mae will be remembered for her kindness and southern grace to family and friends. Sarah Mae was preceded in death by her parents, Robert”Bobby” and Sarah Hancock and also by her husband Leon W. Rice. Sarah Mae is survived by her daughters Janet Wright (Ray), Bobbie Ehrhardt (Robert) , Lynn Pritchard (David). She is also survived by her grandchildren Katy Breaux (Nick), Jennifer Landers (David), Don Ehrhardt, Mary Clare Hemleben (John), Sarah Beth Coppage (Taylor) and Rebekah Pritchard. Her great grandchildren are Maddy and Abigayle Breaux and Aubrey and J.P. Hemleben. Pallbearers are Nick Breaux, David Landers, Don Ehrhardt, John Hemleben . In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bentonia Baptist Church, P.O. Box 663, Bentonia, MS 39040 or to the charity of your choice. Visitation will be Saturday October 20th starting at 12:30 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. Service at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. D. J. Speckner will officiate.


Richard "Cat Daddy" Moore

Oct 17,2018

Richard Jennings “Cat Daddy” Moore, 53, of The Phoenix Community in Yazoo County passed away at his residence Saturday October 13, 2018. A retired Lineman he was of The Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife Lisa Moore, Son; Andrew Moore of Los Angles, CA, daughters; Heather Moore and Brittany Moore both of Phoenix, 2 grandchildren; Anna Catherine Heathcock and Collier Rhea Heathcock, mother-in-law Carol Furguson Burchfield of Jackson, brother-in-law Larry A. Fortune of Madison, sisters; Kristie (Bo) Green, Hattie Estell Hull both of Brandon, Elaine Moore of Delhi, LA, and Angelia Moore of Texas, brothers; Damon Henderson of Bentonia, William Jennings Moore, Jr, Andrew Moore, and Michael Moore all of Texas. Cat Daddy was was preceded in death by his birth parents James & Frankie Reeves, his mother & father William & Violet Moore, brothers Mike Henderson, Kenneth Henderson, & Daniel “Little-man” Henderson and by his father-in-law Tommy Burchfield. Visitation and Services will be Wednesday October 17th at Oak Grove Baptist Church with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. service. Rev. Josh Matthews & Rev Darby Holes will officiate. Internment will follow in the church cemetery. The Family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements. Pallbearers are Michael Drew Goodwin, Mitchell Goodwin, J.T. Pettis, Chad Whitworth, Kevin Henderson, and Kenneth Henderson. Honorary Pallbearers are; Mitchell Wayne Jenkins, Troy New, and Max New.


Philip R Smith

Oct 12,2018

Philip R. Smith, 70, of Vaughan passed away Wednesday October 10, 2018. A Graduate of Bentonia High School he attended Holmes Community College. He was formerly employed by Mississippi Chemical Corporation and retired as a Permit Officer with The Mississippi Department of Transportation. Survivors include his wife; Betty Ann Smith, daughter; Jo Ann Campbell of Vaughan, grandchildren Anna Grace Campbell and William Aaron Campbell, and sisters & brothers-in-law; Margie & James Whittington of Natchez, and Janice & Jerry Schoeller of Las Vegas, NV. Phil was preceded in death by his daughter; Ann Marie Smith, father & mother Philip & Evelyn Smith and son-in-law Brian Campbell. Visitation will be Thursday October 11th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Ellison United Methodist Church on Vaughan Road in Yazoo County and Friday October 12th starting at 1:00 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. Church service. Pallbearers will be; Johnny Westbrook, Brian Westbrook, Walter Westbrook, Glenn Waters, Freddie Davis, and David Moore.


Bobby L. Westbrook

Oct 05,2018

Bobby L. Westbrook, 64, of Flora, formerly of Holly Bluff passed away Monday October 1, 2018, at his daughter's residence in Flora. A member of Holly Bluff Baptist Church he was a Farm Worker. Survivors include his wife; Janie Westbrook, daughter Tonia Mack of Flora, 2 grandchildren, brothers; Jim Westbrook of Tutwiler, MS, and Billy Joe Westbrook of Bentonia. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; James & Pearlie Mae Mann Westbrook, daughter; Cindy McCallum, brother; Barney Westbrook, and sisters; Mary Lou Williams, Mary Dean Rainey, and Christine Forbes. Visitation will be Friday October 5th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Until the 10:00 A.M. Service in The Stricklin-King Chapel. Internment will follow in Gooden Lake Baptist Cemetery in Humphreys County. Rev, Jonathan McBride will officate. Pallbearers are;Lee Williams, Ed Mack, Joseph Bennett, Adam Westbrook, and Timothy Westbrook


Rachel O. Thrasher

Oct 03,2018

Rachel O. Thrasher, 82, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Sunday September 30, 2018. A Retired Seamstress with E & W Manufacturing Company she was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her daughters; Betty Walton of Yazoo City, Sherry Shanks of Montgomery, AL, and Johnnie Faye Bradshaw of Yazoo City, sons Larry Thrasher and Melvin Thrasher both of Yazoo City, 15 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday October 2nd from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with services Wednesday October 3rd at 11:00 A.M. In The Chapel of Stricklin-King with internment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


Doris T. Posey

Oct 02,2018

On Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 Doris Posey, age 91, loving mother and grandmother went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Funeral Services are Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 at Center Ridge Baptist Church at 1:00. Mrs. Posey was born March 14, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. She married Wilson Posey on Aug.13, 1944 and raised 4 children. Mrs. Posey was a Baptist and a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Pheba, MS. She was a devoted Christian and loved helping other people. She had a special place in her heart for all children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Posey; children Sandra Johnson and Richard Posey; grandchildren Leslie Johnson, Billy Brewer, Robbie Brewer and Isaac Posey. She is survived by daughters Kathy (Frank) Brewer of Pheba, MS and Shelley (Bobby) Whisenant of Yazoo City MS and son-in-law Bryant Johnson of Fairhope, AL; 7 grandchildren Benita Stewart, Shelley Woodruff, Heather Howell, Shanna Davis, Katie Blade, Will Alderman and Sharee Powell, 29 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.


Selma A. McBeth

Oct 02,2018

Selma A. McBeth, 88, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday September 30, 2018 at The Martha Coker Green House Homes. She was retired as Lunch Room Manager & School Bus Driver at Benton School, Yazoo County School District and a member of Yazoo City Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughters; Ellen Sue (Lono) Guillot of Yazoo City & Nancy (Marshall) Duell of Bentonia, sons; Ernest (Margaret) McBeth of Denham Springs, LA, and Steven McBeth of Hensley, AR, 10 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, sisters; Edna Perrett of Arkansas, & Louise Cromwell of Oregon, and son-in-law; James Thornhill of Yazoo City. Mrs. McBeth was preceded in death by her husband; Earl McBeth, daughter; Earline Thornhill, and grandson; Jeppy Roberts. Services and Visitation will be at The Yazoo City Church of Christ on Broadway Tuesday October 2nd with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Until the 10:30 A.M. Service. John Staten, John Williams and J. R. McBeth will officiate. Her Grandsons will serve as pallbearers; B. J. Duell, J. D. Duell, D Ray Porter, Cody Porter, Steven Smith and Sam Ward.


Patricia Rutland

Sep 29,2018

Patricia Rutland, 75, of Flora passed away at St Dominic- Jackson Memorial Hospital Saturday September 22, 2018. A homemaker she was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her daughters; Cynthia (Robert) Eckler of Flora, Kimberly (John) Catt of Jayess, MS, & Patricia (Karl) Craft of Sandy Hook, MS, sons; Darryl (Sherry) Creel of Brandon, & Timothy (Debbie) Creel of Flora, 16 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, sisters; Sarah Douglas of Jackson, Mary Alice Warren of Laurel, MS, & Loraine Cumberland of Star, MS, and a brother; Buck Wade of Alaska. Graveside services will be Saturday September29th at 10:00 A.M. In Lu Lu Cemetery in Madison County. Rev. Glenn Allen will officiate. The Family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements.


Taylor Ryan Stevens

Sep 25,2018

Taylor Ryan Stevens, 17, of Bentonia passed away Saturday September 22, 2018 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was employed in Husbandry and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his mother; Laura Brooks , daughter; Raelynn Grace, step father; Curtis Matlock, Sr.,sister Haley Matlock. brothers; Carson Matlock, & Caden Stevens, paternal grandmother; Elaine Stevens, paternal great grandmother; Dorothy Lancaster, maternal grandmother Alice Brooks, maternal grandfather; Jimmy Brooks, uncles; Scotty Chandler Chad Stevens all of Bentonia Taylor was preceded in death by his grandfather Freddie Stevens and father Ryan Stevens. Services are scheduled for Tuesday September 25th at Central Baptist Church with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Until the Funeral Service at 12:00 P.M. Rev. Scotty Smith is officiating. Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery. Pallbearers are Scotty Chandler, Brian Ketchum, Randall Manseill, Scott Walker, Allen Cummings, Mike Stevens, and Pat Gallager.


Hayden Tyler Whitworth

Sep 24,2018

Hayden Tyler Whitworth, 18, of Yazoo City died Friday September 21, 2018. a Student he was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his Mother; Eva F. Whitworth, Sister Whitney Whitworth, Maternal Grandparents Bubba and Debbie Fennell of Holcomb Janice and Tim Roark, and Paternal Grandparents Dottie and Randall Whitworth all of Yazoo City. Hayden was preceded in death by his Father Randy Whitworth, Services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Monday September 24th with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. service. Internment will follow in the Whitworth Family Cemetery.


Mary E. Stevens

Sep 22,2018

Mary E. Stevens, 85, of Bentonia passed away at her residence Thursday September 20, 2018. A Homemaker she was a member of Mt Olivet United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughters; Barbara Stevens, Patricia S. Ferriss,and Sharon S. Scroggins all of Bentonia, 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and sisters; Geneva Ables of Lexington ,and Virginia Hearn of Coxburg. Services were held Saturday September 22nd at Mt Olivet United Methodist Church. Visitation started at 10:00 A.M. Unitl the 11:00 A.M. Service. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Tom Halford officiated. Serving as pallbearers were; Terry Ables, Tommy Mobley, Gary Dale Warrington, Cody Warrington, Aubrey Dale Williams, and Quint Lancaster.


Abe M. Tahir, Jr.

Sep 22,2018

Abe M. Tahir, Jr., respected Art Consultant, Foreign Service Officer, American Soldier, Author, and Ole Miss graduate passed away Sunday, September 16 ,2018 at Chateau de Notre Dame in New Orleans. He was 87. A native of Greenwood, Mississippi, Tahir was the son of Mahmoud (Abe) and Mary Constance Ollie Tahir, who for decades were part of the business community in Greenwood and Tchula. In 1953, he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi and in 1960, he earned a Masters in Business Administration from George Washington University. He was a member of Delta Sigma Pi and Omicron Delta Kappa. Following military service as a Second Lieutenant in The United States Air Force, Tahir was a Supply Management Specialist, United States General Service Administration, Washington, D.C; and he was a United States Agency for International Development Advisor to the government of Turkey, stationed In Ankara, Turkey. When he returned to the States, he made his home in New Orleans where for twenty years, he owned and was Director of Tahir Art Gallery, Incorporated. It was there that he gained a national reputation as an Art Consultant, with expertise in art prints. As such, he served as Adjunct Curator for prints and drawings at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Jacques Hnizdovsky, Woodcuts and Etchings, a collection of 350 works by the Ukrainian born American Printmaker, Artist, Illustrator, was written and published by Tahir in 1987. Tahir was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Mary Elizabeth Tahir. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 22 ,2018 from 3-4 p.m. at Williams And Lord Funeral Home, Greenwood, Mississippi followed by Graveside Services at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Greenwood. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements


Randall Edward "Randy" Roe

Sep 21,2018

Randall Edward “Randy” Roe, 60, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday September 18, 2018 at The Baptist Memorial Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Randy was the owner of R & R Trucking in Yazoo City. Survivors include his wife Virginia Roe, daughter Courtney Roberts, son Kent Roe both of Little Rock AR, father; Harold Roe of Yazoo City, Step daughter; Dianna Keenum of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Timothy Roberts, Katelyn Roberts, Britney Roberts, David Roe, Kendall Roe, and Atticus Roe, step sisters; Jamie House of Jonesboro, AR, and Tracy Boyd of Colorado. He was preceded in death by his mother; Cynthia Nichols, brother; David Roe and nephews; Shawn Roe and David Roe, Jr. Services will be Friday September 21st at First Baptist Church with visitation starting at 11:00 A.M. until the 1:00 P.M. Memorial service with Rev. Clint Ritchie officiating.


Shirley (Mrs. H. B.) Alexander

Sep 17,2018

Shirley Alexander, 80, of Bentonia passed away Thursday September 18, 2018 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Retired from Southern Vital Records she a was a member of Ogden Baptist Church. Survivors include her son; David Alexander, Don Alexander, & Jeff Alexander all of Bentonia, a daughter; Shelia Barnes of Pickens, 7 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Mrs. Alexander was preceded in death by a daughter Elizabeth Nell Alexander and her husband H.B. Alexander. Services will be Monday September 17th at Ogden Baptist Church with visitation starting at 10:30 A.M. Until the 11:30 A.M. Service. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with the arrangements


Miles Edward Holloman, Sr

Sep 05,2018

Miles E. Holloman, JR died on September 1, 2018 with burial in Shiloh (Bethany Primitive Baptist Church) Cemetery. Miles Holoman was born in Lexington, MS to Billie Prater and Miles Edward Holloman. He graduated from Mississippi College receiving a degree in Chemistry. He worked at The Army Missile Command in Redston Arsenal, AL conducting basic and applied research. Miles Holloman was preceded in death by his wife; Peggy Ann Hogue Holloman, parents and a sister Lynn H. Fusinato. He is survived by a sister; Carol A. Pena of Alice, TX, a brother-in-law; Robert Fusinato of Richardson, TX and several nieces and nephews. After retiring Miles moved to Yazoo County where he enjoyed country living along with a collection of animals. Miles was always there to give a helping hand and will be surely ,missed by all the lives he touched.


Thomas C. Dunn

Sep 03,2018

Thomas C, Dunn, 92, Fulton, Mississippi, passed away Sunday September 2, 2018 at The Courtyard Nursing Home in Fulton. He was of the Baptist Faith and a retired farmer. Survivors are his wife; Elver H. “Lucy” Dunn of Fulton, son; Clifford Dunn of Glen Allen, daughter Trudy Dunn of Vicksburg 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter; Cathy Harden. Services were held at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork Monday September 3rd at 2:00 P.M. with internment in The Mound Cemetery. The service was officiated by Rev. Elizabeth Franklin. Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City was entrusted with the arrangements.


Garry Bon Roark

Aug 30,2018

Pit Master Garry Bon Roark, 66 of Yazoo City passed away Monday August 27, 2018 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Raised and Baptized a Baptist he was a confirmed Episcopalian. Survivors include his wife; Elaine Johnston Roark, daughters; Leslie (Heath) Scott of Yazoo City,and Jennifer (Kevin) Long of Madison, grandchildren; Aden Bon Long, Sara Roark Long, Jacob Roark Scott, and Ellie Margaret Scott, Mother; Bettye J. Roark, brothers; Steve Roark, and Tim Roark all of Yazoo City, and a wealth of family and friends too numerous to list. Services will be held Thursday August 30th at First Baptist Church, Yazoo City with visitation beginning at 9:30 A.M. Until the 12:00 P.M. services at the Church. Rev. Billy Harris and Father George Woodliff will officiate. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home to conduct the services. Pallbearers will be; Jacob Scott, Aden Long, Craig Verhage, Brian Campbell, Buddy Davis, John Allen Yerger, Dean Richardson and Steven Ruhl. Honorary Pall Beaers are; Brian Long, Joe May,Boyd Atkinson, John Davis, Terrance Winters, and Tony Rankin


Kathy Hood

Aug 30,2018

Kathy Hood, 63, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday August 28, 2018 at Merit Central Medical Center in Jackson. She was a retired Bookkeeper with Davis Auto Electric and a member of Calvary Baptist Church Survivors include her husband; Lonzo Hood, Sisters Billie Sue (Danny Ray) Purvis, Betty (Ricky) Shivers, Shirley (Randall) Mathis all of Yazoo City, and Cindy (Kirk) Warren of Chattanooga, TN, brothers; Bill (Pat) Henson of Richland, MS and Richard Henson of Millington, TN, and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews. Kathy was preceded in death by her Sister-In-Law Marie Henson. Services will be Thursday August 30th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 3:00 P.M. until the 5:00 P.M. Memorial service. Rev. Caleb Clark will officiate.


Cecil Wayne Martin

Aug 28,2018

Cecil Wayne Martin, 62, of Benton formerly of Yazoo City, passed away Saturday August 25, 2018 at The Baptist Medical Center Yazoo. A member of Calvary Baptist Church he was a Lab Technician at the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Survivors include his wife Donna Martin of Benton, daughter Lindsey Beckham of Madison, grandchildren Mia Grace Vickers, Annabella Riley Beckham, Bradford Creed Beckham, and Ashley Lorine Beckham, sister; Sandra (Steve) Sessums of Hattiesburg, brothers; Edward Corley of Yazoo City and Larry Corley of West, step-daughter Kayla Ellis, step-son James Ellis both of Benton, and step-grandchildren; Rivers Saxton, Laira Aylsnee Porter, and Knox Ellis. Cecil was preceded in death by daughter; Elizabeth Ashley Martin and brother Tony Corley. Services will be Tuesday August 28th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 12:00 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. service. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Pallbearers are; Jay Harkins, Marty Comptom, Grant Andrews, Jack Wilkinson, Rob Bloom, and Shane Prescott. Honorary Pallbearers are; Lanny Bloom, Spike Bloom, Mathew Bloom, Henry McEwen, David King, Matt King, James Welborn, Jim Welborn Steve Reeves and Craig Strain.


George D. Boutwell, Jr.

Aug 27,2018

George Dan Boutwell, Jr., 91, of Satartia passed away August 23, 2018 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Visitation will take place on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home from 9:30-11:00 am followed by a graveside service at 2:00 pm at the Wesson Cemetery in Wesson, Mississippi. The graveside service will be officiated by Rev. Ken Lynch. Mr. Boutwell was born November 17, 1926. He was born in Detroit, Michigan but raised in Wesson, Mississippi. After serving in the Merchant Marines during WWII, he attended Copiah Lincoln Junior College where he was a member of the football team. He also joined the Army National Guard while in college and when his unit was activated he was sent to Virginia for one year and then sent to Korea where he served in the Korean War for one year. After his military service he became an insurance agent until he retired and moved to Satartia. Mr. Boutwell loved the Lord and was a member of Satartia Methodist Church. He was a faithful husband, devoted father and a patriot to his country. He loved all sports especially when it involved any of his children or grandchildren. He was also an avid outdoorsman and loved to deer hunt. Mr. Boutwell was preceded in death by his late father, George D. Boutwell, Sr., mother, Myrtis Decell Boutwell and great granddaughter, Calli McGuffie. He is survived by his wonderful wife of 69 years, Jerrie Cowart Boutwell, brother, William E. Boutwell, three children: Lynn McHan (Jack), Gary Boutwell (Stephanie), and Nicki Harris (Mike), six grandchildren: Scott McGuffie, Shannon Junkin (Matthew), Kaci Harris, Brooks Boutwell (Lauren), John Michael Harris (Meghan) and Trent Boutwell, nine great grandchildren: River McGuffie, Ella McGuffie, Oliver Junkin, Harper Nicholson, Adeline McGuffie, Anders McGuffie, John Rollings Harris, Nash Boutwell and Stella James Junkin. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association @ www.alz.org.


Justin Michael Brown

Aug 24,2018

Justin Michael Brown, 36, of Bentonia passed away at his residence Monday August 20, 2018. A member of Bentonia Baptist Church, he was a Heavy Equipment Operator. Survivors include his wife; Elizabeth Darlene Brown, son; Cody Michael Brown of Bentonia, sisters Brittany Powell of Brandon and Bailey Brown of Flora, brothers Colt Brown of Pearl and Corey Frazier of LaComb, LA. Special Aunt Susan Downs, and nieces and nephews; Chole Brown, Kaylyn Hallman, Nicholas Powell, and Henry Brown. Justin was preceded in death by; Lynn Downs Frazier, Jean Downs, Jaydyn Hallman, Janet Brown and Hank Brown. Visitation will be Friday August 24th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City starting at 1:00 P.M. Until the 2:00 P.M. memorial graveside services in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. D. J. Speckner will officiate.


Jean Johnson

Aug 22,2018

Jean T. Johnson, 81, of Yazoo City passed away August 20, 2018 at her residence. She was a Day Care operator and a homemaker, she was also a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; John V. “Hot” Johnson, daughters; Suzanne (Jimmy) Wever, Leigh Ann (Gil) Stuart and Lisa Martin all of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Wes (Kara) Wever, Amy Wever, Kyle (Jessica) Wever, Casey Wever, Kate Martin (Corey) Powell , Bradley Stuart, great grandchildren; Eli Wever, Daniel Compton, Peyton Compton, Lexi Henson, Bella Ray, and Bo Ray, and by her brothers James Thornhill of Yazoo City, Doug Thornhill of Lumberton, NC, and Michael Thornhill of Brandon, MS Jean was preceded in death by her sisters; Linda Harris and Nancy Parkinson and her brother; Billy Thornhill. Services will be held Wednesday August 22nd at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Until the 11:30 A.M. Service under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev. Wayne Johnson and Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate.


Rose G. Renfroe

Aug 18,2018

Rose G. Renfroe, 89, of Vicksburg formerly of Holly Bluff passed away Tuesday August 14, 2018 at Heritage House in Vicksburg. A Homemaker she was a member of Holly Bluff Baptist Church. She was born November 27, 1928 In Flora, Madison County to G. B. Whitehead and Lula Moulder Whitehead. She was preceded in death by her husband; James Aaron Renfroe, Sr., granddaughter; Lara Michelle Evans, sisters; Neomia Whitehead, Minnie Lou Heflin, Doris Chaney, Bobby Jean Pittman, and brother; Murtain Whitehead. Survivors are her 4 children; Betty Ann Johnson, Dean Riley, Carol Renfroe (Julian) Crawford, James “Jim” (Geraldine) Renfroe, Jr., 8 grandchildren; Judy (Keith) Closson, Doyle Riley, Brian Riley, Mary Crawford Johnson, Kimberly Renfroe, Morgan (Jeremy), Michael Aaron (Anna) Crawford. James Aaron ( Shayann) Renfroe, III, Julian Alexander :Alex” (Meredith) Crawford, 8 great grandchildren; Christopher Closson, Anthony Michael Penton, Ty Ray Closson, Chyann Closson, Austin Westly Evans, Landon Tyler Johnson, Michael Layne Morgan, and Avery Rose Crawford, 3 great great grandchildren; Ayden Penton, Kade Penton, and Perseus Michael Evans,and sister; Glyndora Boyles of Flora Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Friday August 17th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. With services Saturday August 18th at 11:00 A.M. In the Stricklin-King Chapel with internment to follow in Old Jackson Cemetery in Madison County. Julian Crawford will officiate.


Alan Eugene Manor

Aug 14,2018

Alan Eugene Allen, 55, of Pell City, Alabama formerly of Yazoo City died in a work related accident on Thursday August 9, 2018 in Dickson, Tennessee. An Entrepreneur he was a member of Fletchers Chapel United Methodist Church in Yazoo County. Survivors include his sons Tyler Alan Manor and Spencer Adam Manor both of Pell City, AL, mother; Carla Manor of Yazoo City, sisters Mariam “Sissy” (Michael) Whatley of Yazoo City, and Angelic Manor (Danny) Howell of Norfolk, VA, mother of his children; Sharon Manor Pike of Pell City, AL, Companion; Lisa White, step-children; Caleb and Chloe. Services will be held at 1st Independent Methodist Church at 15th Street & Jackson Ave. in Yazoo City Tuesday August 14th with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service. Rev. Jay Trammell will officiate. Internment will follow in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Michael Whatley, Jr., Joe Meek, Terry McKenney, Jeff Johnson, Jason Layton, and Elwin Gary,


Harold Middleton, Sr

Aug 13,2018

Harold Curtis Middleton, Sr, 82, of Benton passed away Friday August 10, 2018 at The Mississippi Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. He was the retired Superintendent of the Yazoo County School District and had over 40 years in the School System as a teacher and principal. A Veteran of the U. S. Army he was a member and Deacon at Benton Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; Cecelia Allen Middleton, sons Harold Curtis “Hal” (Cindy) Middleton of Benton, and Byron Allen (Kelly) Middleton of Yazoo City, daughter; Cynthia “Cindy” (David) Shipp of Benton, 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, brother; Dan Middleton of Winona, and sisters-in-law Nell Middleton of Winona and Marianne Middleton of West Point. Visitation will be Sunday August 12th at Parkview Church of God on Highway 16 East Yazoo City 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. And Monday August 13th 10:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service. Internment will follow in the Benton Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Charles Moore, Rev. George Dolar, and Rev. Jason Middleton will officiate. Pallbearers are grandsons; Curt Middleton, Patrick Shipp, Will Middleton, Thomas Shipp, Hayden Middleton, J. B. Middleton, and Weathers Birden. Honorary Pallbearers are; Eddie Luce, Billy Luce, John Fletcher, Phil Pope, Lamar Manor, Roland Ledbetter, Larry Lee, Jimmy Shipp, Roger Threet, and Mac Abernathy Memorials may be made to Benton Baptist Church or Gideon's International


Betty Earl Burleson

Aug 09,2018

Betty Earl Burleson, 80, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday August 7, 2018 at The Mississippi Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Jackson. She was a retired secretary having been employed by Mississippi Chemical Corp, Environmental Solutions, and by Artis Russell, CPA, she was also a Member of First Baptist Church Yazoo City. Survivors include her husband; Wayne Burleson, son; David Wayne (Elizabeth) Burleson of Raymond, grandchildren; Parker Burleson, Chase Ward and Ashley Blount, great grandchildren Preston Blount, and Addison Blount, sister; Susie “Billie” (Charlie) Monaghan of Yazoo City, brothers; Milton Edward Whitescarver of Dover, DE, and James Robert Whitescarver of Arkansas, niece Missy Monaghan of Brandon, and a nephew Mikie Monaghan of Jackson. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Thursday August 9th with visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Services with Rev Lewis Kalil officiating. Internment will follow in Dover Cemetery in Yazoo County. Pallbearers are; Parker Burleson, Chase Ward, Mikie Monaghan, Jay Montgomery, Pat Rush, and Sam Pace.


Kathy Lowry

Aug 08,2018

Kathy Lowry, 65, of Holly Bluff passed away at her residence in Sharkey County Monday August 7, 2018. A Truck Driver, she was a Veteran of The U. S. Marine Corp and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her mother Sylvia Coghlan of Holly Bluff, brother Floyd Lowry of Columbus, MS,sisters; Sherry Prater of Yazoo City, Gail Cannon of Tupelo, MS, June Lowry of Pickwick, MS, and Kim Avery of Como, MS, nephews; John Edwards of Yazoo City, Justin Childers of Como, Garrett Avery of Como, Roger Williams of Mantachie, Austin Lowry of Nashville, TN, and David Smith, nieces Grace Avery of Como, Amanda Prater of Sheffield, AL, Lana Holcolm of Verona, Tia Schully of Nashville, and Emma Williams, Aunts; Mary Dorris and Ozie Coghlan and Uncle; Son Coghlan all of Holly Bluff. Funeral services are Wednesday August 8th at 2:00 P.M. At Holly Bluff Baptist Church with internment to follow at Mound Cemetery (Coghlan Cemetery) on Spanish Fort Road in Sharkey County. Rev. Jonathan McBride will officiate. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Mary Margaret Stevenson

Aug 04,2018

Mary Margaret Stevenson, 87, of Yazoo City, Mississippi died peacefully Thursday August 2, 2018 at The Martha Coker Green Homes. A Homemaker she was a member of Oak Ridge Methodist Church. Survivors include her son; Joseph Scott Stevens of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, brothers; Donald (Shirley) Dye of Richlands, Virginia, and Charles Richard (Beverly) Dye of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, sisters Charlotte (Kenneth) Helton of Yazoo City, and Ann Dye Weeks of Gray, GA, brother-in-law; Curt Stevenson of Johnson City, TN, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by her son; John Stevenson and her husband Clarence Stevenson. Born and raised in Richlands, Virginia most of her adult life was spent in Oak Ridge, TN and the past 14 Years In Yazoo City, Mississippi. Visitation will start at 1:00 P.M. Saturday August 4th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City services will follow at 2:00 P.M. With Dr. Clint Ritchie officiating. Graveside services will be held Tuesday August 7th at 1:00 P.M. in Green Hill Memorial Cemetery in Richlands, VA.


Mary Lee Corley

Jul 31,2018

Mary Lee Corley, 98, of Yazoo City passed away peacefully Monday July 30, 2018 in Yazoo City. She was born July 28, 1920 To Earl and Willie Seay Chapman. She worked many years in The Yazoo City Public School System, she was a Homemaker, a member of Short Creek Baptist Church, devoted Mother, Mother-In-Law, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Her passion was her family, being a caretaker and host to those who visited her. She enjoyed working in her yard, gardening and preparing home cooked meals for her family and guest. “You were always welcomed at her table”. Mrs, Corley was preceded in death by her husband, Grover C. Corley, her parents, a brother Earl Chapman of Mobile, AL, and step-son Charles Corley. Survivors include her son; Don (Evelyn) Corley, grandsons; Jason Corley and Drew (Bonni) Corley, and great grandchildren Molli and Luke Corley all of Madison, MS Visitation will be held Tuesday July 31st starting at 10:30 A.M. In Glenwood Cemetery followed By graveside services at 11:00 A.M. With Lewis Rev. Kalil officiating. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the arrangements. Condolences may be posted at stricklin-king.com


Wilma Cade Blakemore Pickett

Jul 26,2018

Wilma Cade Blakemore Pickett, was born January 17, 1937 and on July 20, 2018 joined our heavenly Father and special family members. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford “Buddy” and Elsie Doris Blakemore; sister, Doris Irene Blakemore Tyson; son, Jon Pickett Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 25th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS. Funeral services at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in Yazoo City, MS. “Dip” as she was referred to by her husband, Hugh E. “Pic” Pickett, celebrated their 64th anniversary on July 6, 2018. Wilma was a majorette and Pic was a football player and we, the children, think it was love at first sight. Mama also leaves behind her younger brother, Clifford N. Blakemore (Angie) and numerous nieces and nephews. We are so proud of our parents for staying together through good times and bad and for always being there for us: Kim Pickett Saxton, Robin Pickett Knauss (Michael), Lynn Pickett Roberts (Scotty), and Blake Pickett Amundsen (Mitchell). Mamaw also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Mother was not one of those ladies that just stayed at home she was full of love and had a gusto for life and had adventures that most people dream of. An avid bird watcher, white water rafter, golf enthusiast, she was very involved in the local Ladies Golf Association and she could hold her own on the golf course. Mama also took art classes at Hinds in Pearl and painted beautiful pictures of mostly birds and family pets. She stayed in touch with her childhood friends from Yazoo City (The Ya Ya’s) who for several years went on Ya Ya trips. But what mother’s true passion was her family. Whether it was her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren or great great grandchildren she always planned family events. And boy was she proud of us she would whip out pictures in a heartbeat to show off her children. We love you so very much and there will be a void for the rest of our lives without you here. But as we go through life we know that you will always be watching out for us from above.


John Douglas "Doug" Gordon

Jul 16,2018

John Douglas “Doug” Gordon, 60, of Yazoo City passed away peacefully Friday July 13th, 2018 at his home. A Native of Yazoo City he was a heavy equipment operator and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his Life Partner of 30 years Carla Buchanan of Yazoo City, daughters; Paige Boykin (Brad) of Florence, Niki McDaniel (Roger) of Ridgeland, and Amy Barnes (David) of Brandon, sons; Tommy Morris (Amy) of Shreveport, LA, and Matt Smith (Leigh) of Ridgeland, brothers; Thomas Gordon (Diane “Dee”) of Yazoo City, and Danny Gordon (Angie) of Carthage, sisters-in-law Diane Gordon of Yazoo City, and Jeannie Gordon of Brandon, 16 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Doug was preceded in death by his parents Hugh & Myrtrea Gordon, Sr., son; John Christopher Gordon, brothers; Hugh Gordon, Jr. and Malcolm Gordon. Services will be Monday July 16th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 3:00 P.M. With services to follow at 4:00 P.M. Doug's final resting place will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Phoenix. Pallbearers will be; Trystin Slaton, Thomas Gordon, Jr.,Blayne Gordon, Josh Boyanton, Matt Smith, Dalton Morris, and Zeryk Smith.


Rex Davis Trammell

Jul 12,2018

Rex Davis Trammell, 75, of Yazoo County, passed away Sunday July 8, 2018 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was a native of Humphreys County, a farmer, and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his sons Rob (Beth) Trammell of Vaughan, and Jeb (Becky) Trammell of Flowood, daughter; Alison (Sean) King of Yazoo City, daughter Deb Gainey of Ocean Springs, mother; Mary Marguerite Trammell of Yazoo City, sister; Linda Martin of Bentonia, grandsons; Slaton King, Parker Coleman, Stuart King, and Ray Gainey. granddaughters MacKenzie Coleman. Suzanne King and Cameron Trammell, and the mother of his children; Helen Trammell. Rex was preceded in death by his father; Walter Rex Trammell, brothers; Steve and Jimmy Trammell, and his wife; Karen Ellis Trammell. Services will be Thursday July 12th at Parkview Church of God on Highway 16 East, Yazoo City with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. In The fellowship Hall followed by Funeral Services in The Sanctuary of Parkview at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Jay Trammell will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Pallbearers are Tim Trammell, John Trammell, Chris Trammell, Stephen Trammell, Shane Trammell, Keith Martin, Jeff Martin, and J.J. Dunn.


Wilbur "Wolf" L. Sanford

Jul 10,2018

Wilbur “Wolf” L. Sanford. 85, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday July 7, 2018 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. A retired salesman and former owner operator of Wolf''s Service Station at Washington & Canal Street. He was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include step daughters; Cathy (Bobby) Steinriede of Glen Allen and Lou (Seger) Collier of Madison and step son Bill (Lynn) Coleman of Benton along with numerous grand children, great grand children, nieces & nephews. Visitation will be held Tuesday July 10th starting at 9:30 A.M. In Glenwood Cemetery followed by graveside services at 10:00 A.M. With Rev. Ken Lynch officiating


Norman Paul Damiens

Jul 06,2018

Norman Paul Damiens, age 88 passed away, July 2, 2018 in his home after battling cancer. Norman was born April, 13, 1930 in New Orleans, LA to Mr. and Mr. Joe L. Damiens. He was a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School in Jackson, MS. While attending Hinds Junior College, Mr. Damiens was called into active service with the United States Marines. Serving his country during the Korean War in 1950 Sergeant Damiens was in “C-Charley Battery”, 7th 105 Howitzer Battalion Reserves. The Battery consisted of 100 men. He was one of 19 men cut off from his battery for over 2 weeks which is known in history as the famous “Chosin Reservoir”. Some 12,000 Chinese came through and these 19 men were given up for dead. The men by miracle escaped and were evacuated. These brave marines fought in weather 18 degrees below zero in North Korea. Sergeant Damiens suffered frost bite which affected him throughout his life. Norman married the love of his life Ms. Patricia Helen “Pat” Easom on September 28, 1950 in Oceanside, CA at Camp Pendleton. Upon returning from the war they set up family life in Yazoo City where he owned and operated Yazoo Tire Service for 36 years. After retirement Norman and his wife Pat traveled extensively and he enjoyed fishing on a regular basis. He loved hearing and giving the fish report amongst numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Pat Damiens of Raymond, MS and his parents. Also preceding him in death are two grandsons, Richard Wayne Damiens and John Norman Damiens, sister Shirley Damiens Harris. He is survived by three sons, Jeff Damiens (Lucianne) of Bay St. Louis, MS, Roy Damiens (Lee Ann) of Canton, MS, Joe Damiens of Lafayette, LA; daughter Sandra Damiens of Yazoo City, MS; grandsons, Ryan Damiens, John Phillip Damiens (Alissa), and Patric Damiens. Three great granddaughters, 2 great great granddaughters, and one great great grandson. He is also survived by two brothers, Dan Damiens and Roy Damiens (Tootie). Mr. Damiens was a devout Catholic and communicate of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City, MS. His strong faith led him through life and especially with his battle with cancer. The family would like to sincerely thank the devoted caregivers Brenda Ketchum and Jennifer Ketchum for providing outstanding comfort and care for Mr. Damiens along with Continue Care Hospice Services. Services begin with visitation at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 10:00 -11:00 and funeral Mass at 11:00. Burial is at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, MS. Stricklin King is handling the arrangements.


Garner J. Callihan

Jul 06,2018

Garner J. Callihan, 92, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday July 1, 2018 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. A Homemaker she was A member of Westwood Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter; Patricia Coleman Burns of Dallas, TX, son Morris Callihan of Yazoo City, 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and a brother Kenneth Goodwin, of Laurel, MS. Graveside services will be Friday July 6th at 3:00 P.M. In Glenwood Cemetery. The is no Visitation.


Chester Glynn Gordon

Jul 03,2018

Chester Glynn Gordon, 78, of Holly Bluff passed away at his residence Monday June 25, 2018. A Realty Specialist with the U.S. Forest Service a member of Holly Bluff Baptist Church and a Veteran of The U S Airforce and The Mississippi Army National Guard where he achieved the rank of Master Sargent. Survivors include his wife; Paulette Crimm Gordon of Holly Bluff, daughters; Paula Gordon Leppe of South Charleston, WV and Pamela Gordon Fields of Las Vegas, NV, and 4 grandchildren. Glynn was preceded in death by his parents; Ches & Thallie Gordon, sisters; MayNette Perkins Stephens, Lorette Boyd, and Mary Alice Ainsworth, and brothers; James O. Gordon, and Billy Gordon.. Visitation will be held at Holly Bluff Baptist Church Monday July 2nd 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. With memorial services Tuesday July 3rd at the church at 2:00 P.M.


James C. Calhoun

Jul 03,2018

James “Jimmy” Cleveland Calhoun was born on April 22, 1941 in Yazoo County, Mississippi to Lola Mae Browne and Ellis Lucas Peoples and raised by his loving grandparents Jim and Ruth Browne of Benton, Mississippi along with his favorite Aunt Ru-Ru. He passed on June 29, 2018 in Maumelle, AR.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Kim. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Sarah Odom Calhoun and daughter, Jodi (Ken) Boarman. “Pops” had an endearing relationship with his only grandchild Emily “Hot Dog”. He is also survived by two sisters, Dinah Johnson and Betty Zett. There will be a visitation at Stricklin-King Funeral Home, 718 Calhoun Ave, Yazoo City, MS 39194, on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, from 11:00-12:00pm followed by a private burial at Glenwood Cemetery. Complete obituary at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.


Richard Lane Goode, Sr

Jun 27,2018

Richard Lane Goode, Sr., 64, of Bentonia passed away Monday June 25, 2018 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. A Construction Operator he was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church, Rose Hill, MS. Survivors include: his wife Emily Goode of Bentonia, son; Richard Goode, Jr of Rose Hill, MS step-daughters Kimberly Purvis, Ann Polk, and Shannon Polk all of Bentonia, 6 grandchildren and 4 great granddaughters. He is also survived by siblings, Barbara Stephens, Cheryl Barnett, Carol James(Mack), all from Clinton MS, Judy Brown(Bobby) of Escatawpa, MS, Jerry Goode (Dorothy) of Bolton, MS, Larry Goode (Barbara) of Raymond, MS, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Robert Lee Goode & Dora Lillian Ellis Goode. Sisters Linda Renfroe, Margaret Bullock. Brothers, Robert Malcolm Goode, Ellis Goode, and Lucian “Ronnie” Goode. Visitation will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Wednesday June 27 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. Followed by Graveside services at 11:00 AM. In Mt Olivet Cemetery. Rev. Bob Purvis will officiate. Pallbearers are Cole McAdams, Cal Purvis, Tate Potter, Jarrett Potter, Jeff Renfroe, Chris Goode, Britt Bullock, and Clay Bullock


Billy Ray Peeples

Jun 23,2018

Billy Ray Peeples was born July 9, 1950 in Louise, Mississippi to Maurine Henderson Peeples and James Pittman Peeples. He never met a stranger and was known by so many as The Peanut Man yet he was a private man in many aspects of his life. So many knew him in his travels with his peanuts. He was always a hard worker regardless if others could not see the fruit of his labors. Psalms 90:17 NIV May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. Billy Ray sustained injuries on June 8, 2018 as the Lord took him home June 19, 2018 were he is at peace with his mother and his 3 older brothers: Pitt, Toolie, and Jimmy. He is survived by: Shirley Peeples, Shirley McIntyre, Barbara (Glen) Daniels, Jerry (Velda) Peeples, Harold (Carolyn) Peeples all of Louise MS, Pat (Lisa) Peeples of Yazoo MS, Jan Peeples of Jackson MS, Michael Peeples of Texas. He is survived by a host of nieces and nephews: Andy (Vicky) Peeples of Greenwood Arkansas, Donna Pierce, Kathy (Billy)Vandevere, Nancy (Jason) Dew all 3 of Yazoo MS, Cindy P Marshall, Christy P DuBois both of Louise MS, Ronny (Lisa) McIntyre of Glen Allen MS, Stacy (David) Jones, Melissa Daniels, Jeffrey Peeples all of Louise MS, Eric Peeples of Starkville MS, Brad (Pamela) Shanks of Yazoo MS, Jamie (Steven) O’Connor of Oklahoma , Chris Everett of Yazoo MS. Steven Peeples and Ashley Peeples. He also is survived by host of great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:30 to 11:00 with Service following at Stricking King Funeral Home Yazoo City MS.


Rachel Lois Ledbetter

Jun 23,2018

Rachel Lois Rogers Ledbetter was promoted to Glory on June 21, 2018. She was in her home in Benton, surrounded by her adoring family as she passed peacefully from this world and ran into the arms of her savior. Her family takes comfort in knowing that she was greeted at the gates by her beloved husband of 73 years, David William Ledbetter, her eldest daughter, Donna Ledbetter Nesbit Williams, and her grandson, Zane Rankin. Her heavenly greeting committee also included a host of family members and loved ones who went before her, comprised of her parents Andrew Johnson Rogers and Emily Eran Freeman Rogers, her son-in-law Johnie Nesbit and her 12 older siblings. Rachel was truly beloved by all who knew her but by none as much as her husband David. After seeing her photograph, David rode his bicycle over 200 miles from Greenwood, MS, to Rachel’s hometown of Beaumont, MS, to meet her. Thus began their 73 year long romance and legacy of family. At the age of 96, Rachel was survived by her children Charles P Ledbetter and wife Paula of Pascagoula, Davie Ledbetter Rankin, Amy Ledbetter Shirley and husband Jim, David William Ledbetter, Jr. and wife Kathy, John Ledbetter and wife Linda and Millicent Ledbetter, all of Benton, fourteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, and sister-in-law Eloise Pitt Smith , brother-in-law Walter Pitt and son-in-law Lonnie Williams. Rachel was a remarkable woman with a keen mind and a sweet spirit. She shared a close and devoted walk with her Savior and she relished in all of his beautiful creations. She was active in her church, Bethlehem Baptist in Fugates, and she found joy in the simple things such as reading, birdwatching and conversations with her lifelong friend Christine King.  She also had a green thumb, as evidenced by the bricolage of beautiful flowers, vegetables and greenery still growing in the earth she cultivated around her home. Above all else, Rachel devoted her life to her family. Her door was always open, as were her loving arms. Her presence will be greatly missed, and as her nephew Larry Smith said, “the world will be a little dimmer without the bright light of her smile.” Her family takes comfort in the promise of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ, and know this is merely the end of her earthly life. The next time one of her children or grandchildren receive a hug from “Mamaw” it will be in a wondrous place with no more tears and no more pain. Services held Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, with visitation from 12:30-2:00 and the service immediately following. Rachel’s grandsons Trey Arnold, Andy Ledbetter, Jay Nesbit, Rick Ledbetter, Blair Rankin, Will Ledbetter, Kinch Ledbetter, Joseph Ledbetter and Drew Ledbetter will serve as pall bearers. In lieu of flowers, the family humbly asks that any donations in Rachel’s honor be made to The Baptist Children’s Village, Gideon’s International or Samaritan’s Purse.


Marilyn Lewis

Jun 22,2018

Marilyn Lewis, 78, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday June 21, 2018 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. A retired teacher with The Yazoo County School System she was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include her sons; Bill (Elizabeth) Lewis, Ronnie (Leslye) Lewis, and Russell (Diane) Lewis, all of Yazoo City, 12 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and a sister Margaret Douglas of Bentonia. Services will be Friday June 22nd at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 1:30 P.M. Until he Funeral Service at 3:00 P.M. Rev. Jay Trammell will officiate with internment to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Highway 433 West in Yazoo County.


Michelle Denise Cope

Jun 18,2018

Michelle Denise Cope, 51, of Bentonia passed away Thursday June 14, 2018 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A Delivery Driver for Pizza Hut she was a member of Eden Baptist Church. Survivors include her step-son Gregory Allen Clem of Columbus, GA, step daughter; Hollie Nicole Clem of Columbus, GA, brothers; Michael Dain Cope and Richard Thomas Cope both of Victoria, TX and Val Geane Russell, Jr of Yazoo City, sister; Crystal Gail Robles of Yazoo City, mother; Sandra Geneva Russell of Yazoo City, father; Richard Moore Cope of Victoria, TX and 8 nieces and nephews. Services will be Monday June 18th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Gary Henderson will officiate. Internment will follow in Tranquil Cemetery On Beal Road in Yazoo County.


Margaret Janean Allen

Jun 18,2018

Margaret Janean Allen, 78, of Yazoo City passed away Friday June 15, 2018 at her residence. A Registered Nurse she was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband Harold Allen, daughters; Debra (David) Sterling, and Angela (Jay) Street all of Yazoo City, grandchildren Jasmine Ansley, Amber Powell, Jace Street, and Gracie Rusche, great grandchildren; Stormey Elkins, Haley Elkins, Jordan Rogers, Austin Powell, and Blaine Powell. She was preceded in death by a daughter Mary Monica Allen who died November 13, 2010. Services will be Monday June 18 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. Until the 2:00 P.M. Service. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


John Kelly "Squirrel" Moore

Jun 15,2018

John Kelly Moore of Vaughan, MS, returned to his Lord on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, where he had been receiving care from Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. One of his favorite sayings was “I'm all right”. How very true that is with the Lord as he is now perfect and Whole. John Kelly, the son of James Sims and Mable Dixon Moore, was born August 2, 1916. Survivors include his wife of 70 years Helen (Chapman McDaniel) Moore, son; Wayne Moore (Ann) and daughter; Marilyn Moore Brunt (Danny). Granddaddy also is survived by his loving grandchildren and great grandchildren; Kelly Moore (Kristi), Austin, Lane, Luke; Kelly Scott Fulgham (Allison), Garrett, Emma Vaughan, Kristi Wade Jones, Tyler, Grace, Wendy Wade Tate, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins. John Kelly, a retired farmer, loved the soil and the land. He was such a hard worker who always made time for his family. Also, his extended family loved him and this was evident by all the kids hanging out in the pond where Uncle Kelly laughed and played with them as they swam and skied almost ever Sunday, always quitting in time to get MYF and Sunday night services. John Kelly attended Deasonville School and graduated from Benton High School in 1936. He graduated from Copiah Lincoln Junior College in Wesson, MS, in the class of 1938. After college he began farming with his brother James H. Moore on the family place and continued until his retirement. While he was in college, John Kelly acquired the nickname “Squirrel” from his favorite football coach, Hook Stone. John Kelly gained long lasting friendships with his college friends where he was The Manager of the football team. One autograph in his yearbook from his football buddy stated, “If you farm like you manage, you'll be successful. Squirrel stuck with him through his Army years. He served in the 3rd Armored Division during World War II from February 1942 to October 1945, where he was stationed in England, France, Germany, and Belgium. John Kelly was a Medic and a Motorcycle Driver who carried messages from the Headquarters to the front lines. He also helped liberate one of the concentration camps. At 101 years old, John Kelly remained the oldest survivor of his “Army Buddies” John Kelly and Helen are life members of Ellison United Methodist Church, where together they served as Youth Counselors for 15 years. John Kelly is known for his kindness, sense of humor, being a devoted husband and father. He loved the outdoors, especially bird hunting and deer hunting, really all hunting. He's best known for his beautiful roses, where at one time he had over 50 rose bushes that he tended daily, along with farming. John Kelly never wanted attention for himself and gave plenty to others. He amazed his family and friends with his determination and will power. At age 98, he bought a riding lawn mower, cut his yard, pruned the Crepe Myrtles, and planted 2 gardens. His Actions were life lessons for his children and all who loved him. What a legacy he leaves!!! John Kelly was preceded in death by his parents; Mable and James S, Moore, brothers; James H. Moore and Clarence H. Moore and sister; Annie Laura Alexander. Services are Friday June 15th at 11:00 A.M. at Ellison United Methodist Church. Visitation is 9:30 A.M. To 10:45 A.M. At The Church. Internment will follow In Ellison Cemetery with Rev. Frank Newell officiating. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements.


Cookie Chapin

Jun 08,2018

Hazel Veroncie “Cookie” Smith Chapin, 79, of Yazoo County passed away at her residence Friday June 1, 2018. Retired as a Registered Nurse for Oasis Health & Rehabilitation Center she was a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors include her daughters; Jeanni L. “Angel” Cantrell (Kent) McGraw and Hazel Charlene (John) McCloskey, son; William (Trish) Anderson, grandchildren; Randy Banks, Cal Anderson, Logan Anderson, Nathan McCloskey, Owen McCloskey, and Desarae' Cantrell, 3 great grandchildren, brothers; Joe Lee Smith. And Julius W. “Dee Dee” Smith, and a sister Linda Smith Kuhn all of Yazoo City. Cookie was preceded in death by her parents George and Hazel Logan Smith. Services will be Friday June 8th at Parkview Church of God on Highway 16E, Yazoo City with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service with Rev. Ken Lynch officiating. Internment will follow in Liverpool Cemetery in Yazoo County.


Francis Marion "Frank" Tindall

Jun 07,2018

Francis Marion Tindall known to his daughters and grandchildren as Papa and to his friends as Frank or Bubba passed away on Tuesday June 5th at his home at the age of 84. Born in Sunflower, MS Frank was the son of Dr. Francis Marion Tindall and Idabelle Fox Tindall. Preceded in death by his sisters Patsy Louise Wilkerson (Steve), Beulah Fox Brannan (Billy), Nancy Ann Cox (William) and granddaugther Kristin Williams. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Mabus Tindall, daughters; Douglas Tindall Williams (Mark), Elizabeth Tindall Bell, Frances Tindall Dawkins, LeLouise Tindall David (Rodney) 6 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, and 2 great grandsons. Frank attended Melrose Baptist Church. He went to Texas Military Institute in San Antonio, Texas and was General Douglas McArthur's escort for the period of time General McArthur was on campus. Frank was a Farmer, Rancher and Owner / Founder of R & M Electric in Bentonia, MS for 55 years. Frank believed with all his heart and instilled in his family “your word is your character and your devotion to family is immeasurable” Papa's love for the Lord was always present. We rejoice in the fact that we will all be reunited with Papa when God calls each one of us home. In lieu of Flowers the family request donations be made to St Jude's Childrens Research Hospital.


Bettie Sue Gary

Jun 05,2018

Bettie Sue Gary, 83, of the Fletchers Chapel Community in Yazoo County passed away Saturday June 2, 2018 at her residence. A Member of Castle Chapel Methodist Protestant Church she was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 64 years Leroy Gary, son; Alvin Roy Gary of San Diego, CA, and Elwin Drew Gary of Yazoo City, 3 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and sister Joyce Carter of Yazoo City. Visitation will be Monday June 4th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home with services Tuesday June 5th 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Gary's nephew Rev. Stephen “Bubba” Carter will officiate. Pallbearers will be; Jason Gary, Willard Dale Ketchum, Craig Parr, Tommy Potter, Jimmy Hilderbrand, and Dustin Gary.


Gene Ford Roark

Jun 01,2018

Gene Ford Roark, born June 12, 1925 in Owensboro, KY, went to be with The Lord May 28, 2018. Her parents were Ellis Carson Ford and Yuleen Brashear Ford of Kentucky and Tennessee. She married Donald B. Roark in 1946 and moved to Yazoo City, MS, in 1954, where she spent most of her adult life and raised her children. She moved to Ridgeland, MS in 2005. Gene was very much a woman of faith and an active member of First Baptist Church Yazoo City where she served faithfully in numerous capacities, many of which involved children and youth. She sang in the adult choir and participated in WMU Circle, but one of her favorite activities was being the coordinator and hearer of scripture for Bible Memory Association. Two of her favorite scripture passages were Psalm 23 (which she would recite to herself to fall asleep, instead of counting sheep) and Philippians 4:6. She was also employed at Yazoo Tire Shop. Mrs. Roark is survived by daughter, Elaine Roark Schmitt (Howard) of Columbia, SC; sons Dale Ellis Roark (Betsy) of Hattiesburg, MS; Thomas Ford Roark (Jo Lea) of Flowood, MS and daughter-in-=law, Belinda Roark of Canton, MS; twelve grandchildren and seventeen great grand children. She was predeceased by son, Dr. Gene Allen Roark, infant daughter Joyce Alita Roark and sister Nancy Anderson. Visitation will be Friday June 1st beginning at 9:30 A,M,followed by the funeral service at 11:00 A. M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Yazoo City, MS. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 328 Grand Avenue, Yazoo City, MS 39194. Pallbearers are; Jonathan Roark, Matthew Roark, Ben Roark, Martin Roark, Geoffrey Yoste, Wes Willis, Andrew Willis, Howard Schmitt, and Danny Schmitt.


Gloria Nelson Curran

May 31,2018

Gloria Nelson Curran ,96, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday May 26, 2018 at The Blake in Ridgeland, Ms. She was a Communicate of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Visitation will be Thursday May 31 at 10 A.M. with services following at 11 A.M. at Saint Mary's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh Joseph Curran Sr.. She is survived by her children Michael Curran ( Katherine ) of Madison , Christopher Lydick ( Walter) of Jackson , Suzanne Curran of Washington D.C. , Joseph Curran of Vicksburg and Mary Curran ( Michael) of El Cerrito, CA . Grand children Sterling Mills ( Lee) of Yazoo City . Michael Curran lll ( Whitney ) of Jackson. Mary Louis Quinn ( John ) of Mountain Brook AL., Christopher Hey ( Craig ) of Mountain Brook , AL and Walter Lydick lll of Los Angeles CA . Zodie Waxman of El Cerrito , CA. and Gloria Waxman of El Cerrito, CA. She is also survived by nine great children. Pallbears will be Michael James Curran lll, Lee Mills, John Michael Quinn, Craig Stephen Hey, Nolan Blande Pettigrew and Walter Edwin  Lydick lll. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. William Puffer Thompson , Samuel Griffin Norquist , John Edward Taylor , Byron Alford Seward , Frank Alvin McGraw Michael Waxman. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , Memphis ,TN or to the charity of your choice .


James Raiford Potter

May 30,2018

James Raiford Potter, 84, passed away Sunday May 27, 2018 at The Martha Coker Green Homes in Yazoo City. Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday May 30th at Center Ridge Baptist Church with visitation one hour prior. Mr. Potter was preceded in death by his parents; John and Alline Potter and wife Evie Newton Potter. He is survived by step children; Anne Ketchum of Oxford, Bill (Patty) Neal of Vicksburg, Becky (Bubber) Peterman, Debbie (Joe) Buckley, and Jim (Marilyn) Neal all of Yazoo City, 11 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.


Jack Richardson

May 30,2018

Jack Richardson , 100, peacefully passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the Butler House at Martha Coker Greenhouses in Yazoo City. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service at 11:00 at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City with burial following at Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Richardson was born on October 30, 1917, to Lucius Lamar Richardson and Olive Price Richardson in Yazoo City. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church for 88 years. He attended Yazoo City schools and graduated from Yazoo City High School. At the beginning of World War II, he served in the 71st Costal Artillery Unit, anti-aircraft division of the U.S. Army and was sent to Italy. After the war, he was employed at Yazoo Motor Co., and then was a partner and managed Yazoo Parts Company. He was later co-owner of Dan-Jack Chevrolet Company for many years. Even though he never had children of his own, he was a wonderful step-father, grandfather and uncle to all the children in his family. They all loved him for his colorful personality, being fun loving and cool. He was also quite generous to them and was involved in all their accomplishment and activities. He spent many happy days at the Yazoo Country Club playing golf with his friends, and later worked in the Pro Shop there after he retired. Jack loved to fish and duck hunt in his younger days. Called “Captain” by many friends, he spent lots of time at Daphne Island where he docked his boat the MiMi I and later the MiMI II. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred McKee Richardson; and sisters, Olive Richardson Anderson and Georgia Katherine Richardson. Survivors include grandchildren: Bruce Plunkett (Joyce) of Madison, Charles Plunkett (Shannon) of Jackson, Bobby Park (Tracy) of Brandon, and Melanie Park of Ridgeland, and seven great grandchildren. Also nieces, Ann Cox of Yazoo City; Mary Lee Baker of Grenada; Kay Mills (Darell) of Yazoo City, a nephew, Jim Anderson; ten great nieces and nephews and eleven great-great nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are: Bruce Plunkett, Charles Plunkett, Bobby Park, Jay Atkinson, J Anderson, Jason Mathis and Scott Baker. Honorary pallbearers are: Roger McGrath, Sam Olden, Darell Mills, Brent Morgan, Jeppie Barbour, Wiley Barbour, Haley Barbour, William Carroll, David Richardson, Jr., Lamar McMillian, Jr. and Dr. William Thompson. The family would like to thank all the staff of the Martha Coker Greenhouses for showering Uncle Jack with much love and tender care in the six plus years he resided with them. A special thank you to “his girls” at the Butler House, Annie Lee, Adrian Jackson, Miranda McCollum, Theresa Robey, Kimberley Bell, Linda Garrette and all the others that cared for him as he “ruled the roost”! In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be sent to First Presbyterian Church, French Camp Academy or Palmer Home.


Jaunita Smith

May 26,2018

Juanita McClendon Smith Juanita Smith, 96, passed away peacefully from her earthly life and entered her eternal life on May 21, 2018. She was born Juanita McClendon in Oklahoma on July 2, 1921 to parents Wade and Jessie McClendon. Juanita married Tommy Smith on February 14th on Valentine's Day which represented their love for 62 years until Tommy passed away. They made Yazoo County, Mississippi, their permanent home. Juanita was an avid gardener. She loved putting on her sunhat and working in her rose and vegetable gardens. She enjoyed all types of crafts including silk flowers, purses, quilting, sewing, crocheting, knitting and antiques. She was known to see something and could make it. She was an active member of Southside Baptist Church for many years including Sunday School, Women's Missionary Union, Pantry Ministry and special projects. Upon moving to Madison, MS she became an active member of First Baptist Church Madison until her health started failing. Juanita supported various charities and did volunteer work where needed. She "Prayer Walked" in the halls of the schools of Madison. She was a prayer warrior devoted to studying God's Word. She loved to cook delicious meals and was known to her family by many of her famous dishes including her Thanksgiving dressing. She was a true picture and definition of a devoted wife, mother, mother-in- law and a Grand Mimi! She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tommy; sisters, Sue Thornton and Effie Hubbard; Brother, Bob McClendon. She is survived by her daughter, Deseree Guthrie and son-in-law Buck Guthrie; grand kids, Cheryl Gordon (Todd) of Madison, Cindy Walker (Petey) of Cartersville, GA, Steve Guthrie (Lori) of Baton Rouge, LA. She is also survived by great grandkids, Chad Walker (Rachel) of Cartersville, GA, Sonny Walker (Morgan) of Rome, GA, Hayes and Hannah Gordon of Madison, MS, Emily Dees Bandin (Alex) of Casa Grande, Arizona, Macy Barrios (Josh) of Salt Lake City, Utah, Michalyn Habisch of Baton Rouge, LA, Amber Kinstley (Michael) of Vicksburg, MS, and eleven great great grands. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her honor to First Baptist Church, Madison, MS. Graveside service will be Saturday May 26th at 3:00 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Benton, MS. Mimi, God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be so He put His arms around you and whispered, "Come to Me." With tearful eyes, we watched you and saw you pass away and although we love you dearly we could not make you stay.  A golden heart stopped beating and hardworking hands at rest.  God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. We are so thankful for eternal life and will see you again.


Halton "H. D." Bradshaw

May 23,2018

Halton “H.D.” Bradshaw, 91, of the Mechanicsburg Community of Yazoo County passed away at his residence Sunday May 20, 2018. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a retired Logger, and a member of Ogden Baptist Church. Survivors include; his daughters; Bertha Outlaw of Yazoo City and Betty Marie Porter of Bentonia, sons; Halton “Pete” Bradshaw of Ola, AR and Bill Bradshaw of Bald Knob, AR, 13 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 12 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; Pauline Davis Bradshaw, a son; Danny “Doodle” Bradshaw, and a granddaughter Amy Porter. Visitation will be Tuesday May 22nd 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with services Wednesday May 23rd , 10:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with internment to follow in Ogden Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Roger Reeder will officiate. Pallbearers are; Chuck Outlaw, Lee Bradshaw, Will Bradshaw, Dan Bradshaw, Michael Shane Bradshaw, and Lynn Outlaw. Honorary Pallbearers are; Ricky Dale Bradshaw, Terry Bradshaw, Jackie Bradshaw, and Wayne Parker.


Frances Guyton

May 22,2018

Frances Guyton, 64, of Hollandale, MS passed away Saturday May 19, 2018 at The Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Disabled she was a member of Hebron Baptist Church – Bentonia. Survivors include her mother; Martha Hilderbrand of Bentonia ,sisters; Martha Ertle of Bentonia and Gail Pigg of Yazoo City and her brother; Herman “Buddy” Hilderbrand of Bentonia. Graveside services will be Tuesday May 22nd in The Hollandale Cemetery in Hollandale, MS with Rev. Josh Mathews officiating.


Mary Elizabeth Smith

May 21,2018

Mary Elizabeth Smith, lifelong resident of Bentonia, MS, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Yazoo City. She is survived by her sister, Elaine Glisson (Clyde) of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and many adoring nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mattie Smith, brothers, Robert Edward Smith and John D. “Buddy” Smith, and her sister, Mildred Ann Myers. Mary Elizabeth, known as “Sister” to her family and many of her friends, was beloved by too many to count. She had a delightful sense of humor and loved to tell funny stories. She filled family gatherings and homes with laughter and smiles. She played the role of doting sister and aunt, enduring with patience and good humor the practical jokes of her siblings, nieces, and nephews, and indeed, conjuring some mischief of her own. She was a professional seamstress, well-known by her patrons for her diligent attention to detail and the quality of her work. The demand for her services kept her busy, but never too busy for some “pro bono” altering and mending for her family. A graveside service conducted by Bro. Ken Lynch will be held at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, MS, at 11:00 on Monday, May 21. Serving as pall bearers will be her nephews, Ronnie Glisson, Bobby Myers, Allan Smith, Mike Smith, Robert Smith, and Shane Smith. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Friends of Children’s Hospital (www.foch.org/give) or another worthy charity. Funeral arrangements are being provided by Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


Marjorie Joseph Weber

May 14,2018

Marjorie Joseph Weber, 88, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday May 10, 2018 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. She was a Retired Merchant and a Communicate of St Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors include her son; Dr. William (Fred) Weber of San Francisco, CA, daughters; Cindy Weber (Danny) Havens of Yazoo City, and Marie Weber (Jimmy) Townsend of Dublin, GA, 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, sister-in-law; Mary Ann Collins of Yazoo City and son-in-law; Ed Penton of Spanish Fort, AL. Mrs. Weber was preceded in death by her husband; Armeen Weber and her daughter Marjorie Penton Visitation will be Monday May 14th 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Yazoo City with services following at 11:00 A.M. Father P. J. Curley will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are: Jody Penton, Judson Penton, Todd Townsend, Michael Erickson, Johnny Bennett, Daniel Barlow, Ed Penton and Brooks Tatum.


Lillian M. Davis

May 12,2018

Lillian “Lili” McAlpin Davis died on May 8th, 2018 in Yazoo City, MS. She was born December 24th, 1932 in Stringer, MS. She was 85 years old and a longtime resident of Yazoo County and Yazoo City. She graduated from Stringer High School in Jasper County. After high school she attended Hinds Jr. College. Being a care giving person, she enjoyed taking care of children and caring for others that needed her help. She spent a number of years in the Yazoo County and Yazoo City school systems as an assistant teacher. After retiring from the school system she worked at the Yazoo Baptist Daycare as well as the First United Methodist Day care. She attended ballgames at MSU. A banner honoring her and her late husband William B. Davis will hang on the columns in the new Dudy Noble Field at Mississippi State University reading: Pop and Lili Davis. The church has always been a special part of her life. She always considered herself a local missionary. She enjoyed full fellowship in the church and especially the children’s ministry. She taught Sunday School to elementary age children for 20 years at Holly Bluff Baptist Church. She would continue to teach elementary age children after moving to Yazoo City at the Yazoo City Baptist Church for another 10 years. She enjoyed her local missionary work assisting in morning services at the Oasis Nursing Center. Her Christian faith and membership in First Baptist Church, Yazoo City has played a major role in her daily life. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband William “Billy” Davis, her parents Walter McAplin and Lilly Royal McAlpin, one brother, Walter “Sonny” McAlpin, Jr., two sisters, Martha Ruffin, and Mary King. She is remembered with great love by her sons Walter Van Davis and Larry Bryant Davis, her beloved granddaughter, Mary Abigail “Abby” Davis, her sister Nettie Pracht, and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church of Yazoo City Children’s Ministry: 328 Grand Ave. Yazoo City, MS 39194 Office Phone: 662-746-2471 Or First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City Children’s Ministry 203 N. Washington St. Yazoo City, MS 39194 Office Phone: 662-746-7648 Visitation: Saturday May 12, 1:30 to 2:30 PM Service: Saturday May 12 Service at 2:30 PM Stricklin-King Funeral Home 718 Calhoun Ave Yazoo City, MS 39194 Office Phone: 662-746-4532  Internment: Shelby Cemetery Stringer MS


Sammy L. Collins

May 12,2018

Sammy L. Collins, 74, of Brandon passed away at his residence Thursday May 10, 2018. Presently disabled he was an operator at Midland Container and a member of Lake Harbor Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Carolyn Stewart Collins, son; Jason Collins, granddaughter; Savannah Collins, grandson; Jackson Collins, all of Brandon, brother Guy Lamar Collins and sister Eula Mae Jenkins both of Yazoo City. Visitation is Saturday May 12th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. With graveside services at 12:00 P.M. In The Collins Family Cemetery on Honeycutt Road, Yazoo City.


Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Tahir

May 10,2018

Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Tahir, 85, of New Orleans passed away Monday May 7, 2018 at Oshners in New Orleans. She was owner of Tahir International Marketing Consultants, the first female Excecutive Vice President of D. H. Holmes Company, she began her career in 1951 at Nehman Marcus of Dallas, Texas Her only Survivor is her brother; Abe M. Tahir, Jr of New Orleans. Graveside services are scheduled for Thursday May 10th at 11:00 A.M. in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Greenwood, MS The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements.


Shirley Ann Shive

Apr 29,2018

Shirley Ann Gorrell Shive, 84, of Yazoo City, went to be with her Heavenly Father on April 27, 2018. Shirley was born September 18, 1933, in Bolivar County Mississippi, the daughter of Travis and Carrie Mixon Gorrell. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Raymond Douglas Shive. She leaves behind four children,Sharon Swayze (Steve) and Vivian Gooch (Johnny), both of Madison, Ms, Larry Shive of Yazoo City, Ms and David Shive of Hernando, Ms. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Leigh Ann Patterson (Jason), of Madison,Ms, Derek Shive (Jessica) of Madison, Ms, and Sunny Holliday (Hunter) of Jackson, MS; four great grandchildren: Carson and Sydney Shive, and Dylan and John Ryder Patterson, all of whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by her two sisters: Joyce Webb of Cleveland, Ms (Clarksdale) and Rachel Tackett (Danny), also of Clarksdale. She was a Christian and worshipped with the Church of Christ of Yazoo City. Services will be held at 3:00 Sunday, April 29 at Stricklin-King at 718 Calhoun Avenue in Yazoo City. Visitation will be held before the service at 1:30 at Stricklin-King.


William "Bill" Dillard

Apr 28,2018

William Lee Dillard, 84, of Louise passed away Monday, April 23, 2018, at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison. He was born February 14, 1934, to Roy and Ara Dillard of Osceola, Arkansas. Bill, as he was known to everyone, attended Osceola High School and attended Baylor University for one year. Soon in 1954 he joined the army and was stationed in Munich, Germany. Here he met is wife of 62 years, Edith Theresa Steets. In 1961, he purchased his farm in Louise. His good business practices and knowledge of the land brought him success in this rewarding profession. In all the professional and personal successes, Bill gave the glory to God. Bill loved studying the Bible. In the early years, he and friend, Dr. Howard Zeigel would spend many evenings reading the Bible and studying prophecy of Jesus in the Old Testament. Survivors include: Older brother John (Lucille) Dillard of Greenville, wife Edith, daughters Maureen Johnson of Yazoo City and Linda Grace Dillard of Dallas, Texas, and son, William Roy (Ellen) Dillard of Carrollton, Texas, grandchildren, Charles Michael Johnson of Louise, Stuart Henry Johnson of Carrolton, Texas, Allison, Rachel, Kristen, and Andrew Dillard all of Carrolton, Texas, and 2 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and his oldest brother, Jimmy Dillard. Visitation for Bill Dillard will be Friday, April 27, 2018, from 5-7 P.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home. Services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 1 P.M. in the Stricklin King Chapel. Internment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association to help with research for this disease or to your choice of charity or church


Janice Eldridge

Apr 26,2018

Janice A, Eldridge, 57, of Vaughan passed away Tuesday April 24, 2018 at The Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. A member of Midway Baptist Church she was a Teacher's Aide for The Yazoo City City School District. Survivors include her daughter; Lauren Eldridge of Bentonia, son; Glynn Eldridge of Vaughan, granddaughters; Hallie Edmonds and Isabel Edmonds, sister; Linda Shanks of Pearl, an brothers; Jimmy Daniels of South Mississippi and Erie Daniels of Vaughan. Graveside services will be Thursday April 26th at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery in Yazoo County. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with the arrangements. No visitation is scheduled.


Edward Lamar Jenkins, Sr

Apr 21,2018

Edward Lamar Jenkins, Sr., 78, of Yazoo City passed away Friday April 20, 2018 at his residence at Indywood Glen in Greenwood. Retired from Southern Tractor in Canton he was a member of Westwood Baptist Church. Survivors include his sons; Lamar (Gail) Jenkins, Jr. of Greenwood and David (Steffani) Jenkins of Clinton, daughter; Robbie (H.T.,Jr.) Bush of Prentiss, grandchildren; Benjamin Lamar Jenkins of Richland, Karla (Adam) Cook of Vicksburg, Jillian Bush of Chicago, IL, Dylan (Kristen) Jenkins and Austin Jenkins both of Clinton, great grandchildren; A. J. Cook and Emily Cook, brother John (Maxine) Jenkins of Philadelphia, Joseph (Gladys) Jenkins of Canton, Randall (Dianne) Jenkins of Benton, and a sister Pauline Jones of Florence. Preceded in death by his wife; Mattie Alderman Jenkins, brothers; James Jenkins, Bill Jenkins, sisters; Gladys Perry, Lorraine Burrell, and Jean Hearn. Visitation starts today (Saturday April 21st) at 1:00 P.M. Followed by services at 3:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Internment will follow at Benton Baptist Cemetery with Rev. Mike Jernigan officiating. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Benton Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.


Bettie Downs UpChurch

Apr 18,2018

Bettie Downs UpChurch, 80, of Florence, MS passed away at her residence. A homemaker she was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include her daughter; Vickie (Allen) Short of Clinton, granddaughters; Jessica Landrum, Ashley Englebert, Amanda Hill, and Maria Krammer, 15 great grandchildren, step-son; Joe B. UpChurch of Brandon, step-daughter; Dottie Ramsey of Jackson, sisters; Ann Earwood of Brandon, Eva Nell Covington of Oakland, and Irene Carpenter of Grenada, brothers; Charlie Jones of Kilmicheal, Doyle Jones of Grenada, Johnny Jones of California. Visitation will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Thursday April 19 at 12:30 P.M. Until the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow at Cypress Gardens Cemetery on Highway 49 W in Yazoo City.


Jane Saxton Talbert

Apr 15,2018

Jane Saxton Talbert, 75, of Jackson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April, 11, 2018.  A graduate of Ole Miss, Jane had a long career in education, insurance, and retail sales. She was of Methodist faith. Survivors include her daughter Jackie Friedman grandsons; Josh Friedman and Sam Friedman all of Frisco, TX, sister; Bethel Lou Moore of Benton, nieces; Livvi Moore Zieglar, Susie Saxton Bevalaque and Shannon Saxton Prescott of Benton, nephew Steve Saxton. Jane was preceded in death by her parents; Walter C. and Hattie Presley Saxton, brothers; Walter P Saxton and Clayton Ellis Saxton. Graveside services will be Sunday April 15th at 2:00 P.M. In Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Lung Association.


Cathy D Jones

Apr 13,2018

Cathy Diane “Jones”, 62 of Yazoo County passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from complications of diabetics and COPD. Visitation will be 5pm-7pm Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Stricklin King Funeral Home, and 12pm-2pm on Friday. Funeral services will be 2pm Friday in the chapel with interment to follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. “Jones” was a 1974 graduate of Bentonia High School, and had been employed as a Dental Technician for many years. She loved the outdoors, taking care of her animals, and in younger days helping her dad on the farm. She was of the Baptist faith. “Jones” was preceded in death by her parents; Ray and Emogene Jones, her sister Janice Duchesne, her nephew Ryan Duchesne and her precious Boston terrier “Duchess”. She leaves behind her nephew; Wes Duchesne and wife Melissa, great nieces; Brittany Ryan Duchesne, and Sommer Duchesne and great nephews; Wes Duchesne, Jr, Brandon Duchesne and Hunter Duchesne, great great nephew; Wesley Ryan Duchesne,great niece Alyssa Winstead aunt; Dimple Ellis, cousins and a host of friends. Special thanks to her care-giver and best friend, Linda Creel Saxton. Pallbearers are; Wes Duchesne, Brandon Duchesne, Kenny Thomas, Tim Saxton, Bobby and Bobby Joe Sanders “ Walk in the SON shine in Glory on your new legs our friend until we laugh again”


Rocky Dillard

Apr 13,2018

Rocky Dillard, 48 of the Mechanicsburg Community of Yazoo County passed away Wednesday April 11, 2018 at his parent's residence in the Phoenix Community. A Truck Driver he was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Bridget Chappell Dillard, daughters; Kayla Brook (Bobby) Williams, Hannalisa Dillard, Savannah Dillard, and Carley Carroll all of Yazoo City, sons; Landon Dillard of Yazoo City, Austin Dillard and Lance Dillard both of Arizona, sister Melissa Mathis of Yazoo City , brothers Michael Dillard and Cory Dillard of Tueplo, MS and Scott Warrington of Altus, OK, parents; Glenda Burt and Glenn Warrington of The Phoenix Community of Yazoo County. Rocky was preceded in death by a brother Leighton Dillard, Jr, grandmother; Sally Foster, and his father; Leighton Dillar, Sr. Visitation will be Thursday April 12th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with services Friday April 13th 3:30 P.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City. Internment will follow in Hebron Baptist Cemetery.


Eugenia Cox Walker

Apr 12,2018

Eugenia Cox Walker passed away Tuesday, April, 10, 2018. She was born on July 14, 1949, to William S. and Nancy Tindall Cox of Bentonia, Mississippi, and lived there her entire life. Mrs. Walker was a graduate of Belhaven College and was a retired English teacher. She began teaching at Benton Academy, followed by many years at Tri County Academy, and ultimately retired from Yazoo County High School. She was involved with the students outside the classroom, as well, serving as club sponsor and participating in fund raising events with them. She also served in other community and civic organizations. Mrs. Walker was a member of Bentonia United Methodist church since her childhood. Affectionately know as “MooMoo” to her grandchildren, niece, and nephews, Eugenia loved to spend time with the children and they loved being entertained by her. She was an excellent cook and she will be remembered for the wonderful family dinners she hosted. Her favorite hobbies were reading and gardening. She could always be found with a book in her lap or outside tending her lawn and beautiful roses. Eugenia was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Martha Cox Wilkes and Ty Cox Kidd. Services are scheduled for Thursday April 12th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service. Internment will follow in the Cannon Cemetery on Highway 433 South in Bentonia. Rev. Scott Carter will officiate. She is survived by her two daughters, Meta Walker (Scott) Abraham of Edwards, Mississippi and Cannon Walker (Dewayne) Williams of Bentonia, and their father, Billy Joe Walker; her brother, William S. Cox, Jr. of Bentonia; five grandchildren, Michael and Joseph Williams, and Callie Cox, Jake, and Abbey Abraham; niece, Sarah Parker Mabus; and nephews, Chuck Wilkes, William Wilkes, and Sessions Cox. Stricklin King Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made to Bentonia United Methodist Church, Bentonia, Mississippi.


Dorothy J. Saxton Rash

Apr 07,2018

Dorothy J. Rash, 82, of Jena, LA. passed away Sunday April 1, 2018 at her residence. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her son Robert (Terie) Rash of Pearl, MS, daughter; Wanda (Dewayne) Millis of Mississippi, granddaughters; Stacie (Bit) Hailey of Jena, LA, Roiann Webb of Alexandria, LA, Lesa Killen of Clarksville, TN, Jamie R. Neal of Mississippi, & Brittany Shoemaker of Mississippi. Grandsons; Jason McGee of Jena, LA, Andy McGee of Missouri, Christopher Rash of Pearl, MS, Andrew Millis & Ryan Millis both of Mississippi, 16 great grandchildren, 24 great great grandchildren, brother; Cecil Saxton and sister; Florence Buxton both of Yazoo City. Dot was preceded in death by her parents; Claude & Ethel Saxton, brothers; Major Saxton & Harris “Cotten” Saxton, sister; Lena Stamey, daughters; Opal McGee & Marie Walden, son; William Rash, granddaughter Amy Webb and great great granddaughter Layla Webb, and husbands; Roy Walden & Prentiss Rash. Pallbearers will be Ryan Millis, Billy Ray Stamey, Robert Stamey, John Buxton, Robert Rash, David Saxton, Andrew Millis, Wesley Jackson, and Michael Dipley. Graveside services will be held at Midway Baptist Cemetery Saturday April 7th at 2:00 P.M. No Visitation is scheduled.


Edna M. Hancock

Mar 24,2018

Edna M. Hancock, 79, of the Mechanicsburg Community of Yazoo County passed away at her residence Wednesday March 21, 2018. a Homemaker she was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons; Mike Hancock, Tommy Hancock, and David Hancock, daughters; Debbie Moore, Phyllis Moore, and Tracy McGraw all of Bentonia, 25 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, sisters; Fay Couch and Freddie Sadrage both of Ocean Springs, MS, brothers; Willie Earl New of Madison, and Max New of Bentonia. Visitation will be Friday March 23rd at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Services are Saturday March 24th at 11:00 A.M. At The Funeral Home Chapel with internment in the Hancock Family Cemetery on Mechanicsburg Rd. Rev. Scott Sones, Rev. Bill Hutto, and Rev. Josh Matthews will officiate. Pallbearers are; Brandon Coleman, Chris Moore, Caleb Sibley, Robbie King. Jessie Duell, Josh Sadler, Brent Burrough, Neal McCarty, and Brad Manor.


Cynthia Gail "Cyndi" Hilderbrand

Mar 19,2018

Cynthia Gail “Cyndi” Hilderbrand, 58, of The Phoenix Community in Yazoo County passed away Thursday March 15, 2017 from injuries received in an auto crash on Highway 3 in Yazoo County. A homemaker she was a member of Ogden Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband; frank Hilderbrand, daughter Colbie Hilderbrand both of Phoenix and a sister; Brenda Chain of Brandon, MS. Graveside services will be Monday March 19th at 11:00 A.M.in Remus Cemetery near Carthage, MS. No visitation is scheduled.


Stacy Dean Sartin

Mar 17,2018

Stacy Dean Sartin, 47, of Bentonia passed away Tuesday March 13, 2018 at his residence. A Truck Driver for Simmons Catfish he was of The Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife; Mary Ann Sartin, daughter; Amber Stricklin of Yazoo City, sister; Julee Pauline Sartin of Bentonia, brother; Vernon Hilton Sartin of Gonzales, TX, and father; Charles Dean Sartin of Yazoo City. Stacy was preceded in death by his mother Frances Louise Brown. Services will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home with visitation Friday March 16th 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. And services Saturday March 17th at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery with Rev. Art Land officiating. Pallbearers are: Irvin Tate, Jeff Graham< Kenny McDaniel, Didio McDaniel, Ben Ingram, & Tim Davis. Honorary Pallbearers are; Marshall Duell & Emmett Poe.


Shelia Lucille Adkinson McClure

Mar 12,2018

Shelia Lucille Adkinson McClure, 59, of Yazoo City passed away Friday March 9, 2018 at The Specialty Select Hospital in Jackson. A Lab Technician at The University of Mississippi Medical Center she was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband Obie McClure, Jr, son; Will McClure, III, brother; Mike Adkinson all of Yazoo City, sisters; Patricia Curtis of Utica, Zoe Henick of Yazoo City, and Jenna Mae Gullet of Headland, AL. Services will be Monday March12th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Funeral Service. Rev. Shannon Morris will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Billy Jewel Neely

Mar 11,2018

Billy Jewel Neely, 80, of The Fugatres Community in Yazoo County, passed away Thursday March 8, 2018 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. The Insurance Manager at Stricklin-King Funeral Home he was a member of Benton Baptist Church. Survivors include; daughters; Dawn (Henry) Kirk of Bentonia, Dana (Trey) Shipp of Benton, grandchildren Neil Kirk, Alicia (Mike) Tadaro of Brandon, Bucky Shipp, & Lake Shipp, great grandchildren; Aubrey Kirk, Macee Kirk & Vivi Tadaro, sister-in-law; Shirley McCallister, brothers-in-law; Dwight Arnold, Jerome Arnold, & Terry Arnold. A graveside memorial service will be held at Central Holmes Cemetery on Dover Road Sunday March 11th at 3:00 P.M. Rev. Charles Moore will officate.


Samuel Griffin Norquist

Mar 10,2018

Samuel Griffin Norquist, 96, passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Born March 9, 1921, he was the son of Judge Rayner Reid Norquist and Sarah Griffin Norquist. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., before services at 12 p.m. at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Yazoo City. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Norquist attended Saint Clara’s Academy and graduated from Yazoo City High School and the University of Mississippi and received his juris doctorate from the University. While at Ole Miss he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, president of ODK and the Cardinal Club. He was predeceased in death by his wife, Lotta “Tot” Swayze Norquist, his brother Rayner Reid Norquist, Jr., his sister Helen Norquist Graeber and is survived by his four children, Griffin Norquist, Jr., (Jane), of Yazoo City, Dr. Grayson Norquist, (Ginny), of Atlanta, Ga., Virginia (Ginger) Norquist Taylor (Dr. Charles) of Memphis, Tenn. and Cary Norquist, (Will McDearman) of Jackson, eight grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and his sister-in-law Virginia Swayze Harrell of Houston, Texas. While practicing as an attorney in Yazoo County, he was former Yazoo County Attorney, and attorney for the Yazoo Board of Supervisors, the Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association, King’s Daughters Hospital and the Illinois Central Railroad. A partner in the law firm of Bridgforth, Love and Norquist, he was the longest serving Board of Supervisors attorney and rural electrification authority attorney in the U. S. at the time of his retirement. Mr. Norquist served as the Commander of A Company, 1/302 Infantry, 94th Infantry Division in World War II. He led his soldiers for many months, culminating in heavy action against the Siegfried Line in Germany in early 1945. He was decorated with the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart which he received for a serious wound that ended his service. He left the Army as a Captain. Those serving under his command continued to call on him for many decades. A kind and humble man, Mr. Norquist lived his faith daily. He had a strong work ethic, but nothing surpassed his love and devotion for his Church, family, and friends, as well as Ole Miss football and playing cards. Pallbearers are Griff Norquist III, John Taylor, Jr., Colin McDearman, Finley Frazer, Dr. Charles Taylor, Will McDearman, David Edelson, Kenny Graeber and Greg Graeber. Honorary pallbearers include William Carroll, Judge Ed Cortright, Ken Graeber, John Graeber, Rayner Graeber, Guy Harrell, and members of the Yazoo Bar Association. The family wishes to thank his loving and devoted caregivers of over three years, Jackie Cork, Sharika (Nae) Johnson, Mary Johnson, and Merrie Knight, and the Continucare nurses and Hospice. Memorials may be made to the Tot and Griff Norquist Scholarship Endowment, 406 University Avenue, Oxford, Miss., 38655 or Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 129 North Washington Street, Yazoo City, Miss. 39194. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Jacquelyn May (nee Scott) Waller

Mar 09,2018

Jacquelyn May Waller (nee Scott) November 1940 to February 2018 It is with overwhelming sadness that we tell you that Jackie left us Monday, February 12. She left quietly and peacefully at home in Waterloo, ON after enduring a standoff with metastatic breast cancer that after a nine-year hiatus aggressively took up residence throughout her bones. Regardless she left us with the same courage and dignity that was so characteristic of her in life. Her Christian faith was deep – and she worked hard to walk the talk. She leaves behind many who shared her love including her husband of 55+ years Gary Waller, Waterloo, ON; son James Waller and wife Jocelyne, Philadelphia, PA; daughter Amy Waller Prince with husband Robbie and daughters Abigail and Adeline, Edwardsville, IL; brother Gilbert Scott and wife Martha, Winter Haven, FL; brother-in-law Bob Waller and wife Mila, Lake Charles, LA; and sister-in-law Gail Waller, Pasco, WA; by nieces and nephews Anna, Debra, John, Brandi, Blake, Enid and Chase and great nieces and nephews cousins and friends. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Lester Walborn Scott and Wanda Rita Hall Scott, two younger brothers, Richard and Daniel Scott, and by much loved grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, especially Alva, Fern and Carlos. Jackie graduated from Gulfport High in Gulfport, MS. Her post-secondary education at the University of Southern Mississippi included specialties in music and English literature. She subsequently pursued intensive study in anthropology and art history. After an early career as a teacher in public schools in Alabama and Tennessee and a period of “putting hubby through” she took “very early retirement” from outside employment and devoted her time to raising two wonderful children, to playing the French Horn in the local community orchestra and other ensembles, to growing beautiful flowers, to cooking delicious meals, to dabbling from time to time with her brushes and paints, and to reading voraciously in an extensive variety of areas – biography, history, politics, religion, natural science, anthropology, archeology, art history and the list goes on. She was so knowledgeable about so much. On March 9 at 1:00 p.m. there will be a visitation period followed by a brief chapel service at Stricklin-King Funeral Home at 718 Calhoun Avenue in Yazoo City, MS. Following the chapel service burial will take place in the cemetery at Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church near Yazoo City. Friends are invited to have dinner and visit with the family at 5:00 at Stub’s, 1902 Jerry Clower Blvd. Donations in remembrance of Jackie can be made to the K-W Community Orchestra, to the K-W Symphony, or to the Music Department at Conred Grebel University College, or to the instrumental performance bursary fund in the School of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi. We are forever grateful to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, to the Waterloo-Wellington Local Health Integration Network, to Hospice of Waterloo Region and to the staff of CarePartners for their support to Jackie and to the family during her final journey, especially to Dr. Yew, to Mary, to Donna and to Melissa.


Hugh L. Mathews

Mar 09,2018

Hugh L. Mathews, 63, of Benton passed away Tuesday March 6, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center Yazoo. He was retired Postal Carrier with the U S Postal Service, a farmer, and a member of Benton United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife Virginia “Gee Gee” Mathews, sons; Marcus Hugh (Jeania) Mathews of Wetempka, AL and Jared Thomas (Margaret) Mathews of Ridgeland, MS, grandchildren; Annaclaire Mathews, Kimberly Mathews, Kate Lynn Mathews, Jared Ridge Mathews, Gabriel Rome Mathews, and Kole Mathews, sister; Leslie (Brent) Potter of Bentonia, nephew Taylor Potter and niece; Holly Gullett. Visitation will start at 10:00 A.M. Friday March 9th until the 11:00 A.M. Service at Benton United Methodist Church. Rev. George Buell will officiate. Internment will follow in The Family Cemetery, Greenbriar, on Mathews farm in Benton.


Ethel "Sister" Coghlan Cliburn

Mar 09,2018

Ethel “Sister” Coghlan Cliburn passed away Wednesday March 7, 2018 at The Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital in Rolling Fork. A Dietian at Sunflower Food Store in Yazoo City and a member of Holly Bluff Baptist Church and The Yazoo City Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include her husband; Alcy “Sonny” Cliburn, sons; Tom Clements, Steve Clements, and Wayne Clements, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brother; Floyd Henry “Son” Coghlan, and sisters; Mary Dorris and Sylivia Coghlan all of Holly Bluff. Visitation will be Friday March 9th beginning at 1:00 pm until the 2:30pm service at The Yazoo City Church of God of Prophecy. Rev Andy May and Rev. Matt Clark will officiate with internment in The Mound Cemetery in Holly Bluff. Pallbearers are; Joe Cliburn, Mike Cliburn, Doye Barnes, William Dorris, John Edwards, and Bennett Dorris.


Lamar Edmonds M

Mar 04,2018

Melvin Lamar Edmonds, 85, of the Nod Community of Yazoo County passed away at his residence Tuesday February 27, 2018. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean War where he was wounded during combat, a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and a retired Truck Driver. Survivors include his wife Willie Mae Boyd Edmonds, son; Charlie Edmonds of Yazoo City, granddaughters; Patty Pugh of Yazoo City and Amanda Mansell of Benoit, MS. Lamar was preceded in death by; daughters; Sharon Ann Edmonds & Alma Jane Edmonds, and 2 grandchildren. Memorial services with Military Honors will be held at Castle Chapel Methodist Protestant Church on Fletchers Chapel Road in Yazoo County Sunday March 4th at 2:00 P.M. Visitation will precede the services 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Rev Steven “Bubba” Carter will officiate.


Joseph "Joe" Broadaway, Jr

Feb 24,2018

Joseph Reginal Broadaway, Jr. (Joe), 80, of Yazoo City, MS, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Mr. Broadaway was a retired electrical supervisor for Yazoo City Public Service Commission and was a former alderman for Ward 4. Survivors include his daughters: Andrea Broadaway Cohen (Brad), West Point; Lisa Pittman Miller (Jimmy), Madison; and Pam Pittman Davis, Yazoo City; sons: Curtis Merrell and Larry Merrell (Mary Yvonne) of Yazoo; grandchildren: Tre Merrell, Tiffany (Chris) Nichols, Reggie Merrell, Abby Merrell, Aynsley (Michael) Gibson, Morgan Zeigler, Adam Davis, Madeline Miller, Parker Lyn Cohen and Bradley Key Cohen; great-grandchildren: Gabby Merrell, Catie Merrell, Ellie Grace Merrell, Annabeth Merrell, Bailey Nichols, Merrell Nichols, Sadie Gibson, Dalton Gibson, Branson Miller, and Mayleigh Miller; sisters: Mary (Travis) Johnston of Yazoo and Ann (Ernie) Emery of Memphis, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by his wife, Madeline Fulgham Broadaway; parents Joseph (Rex) Broadaway and Lucy Neely Broadaway, and brother David Broadaway. Known to many as Papa Joe and Uncle Joe, Mr. Broadaway was a native of Yazoo County. A self-taught electrician, Joe began working at Public Service Commission at the age of 18. During his career, he began his own electrical business which lasted well past retirement. Besides being an electrician, Mr Broadaway was a "jack of all trades". He was an avid deer hunter and outdoorsman who loved his deer camp. Joe was a generous, kind-hearted, laid back kind of guy. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be Friday February 23rd 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home and again Saturday February 24th 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Michael Gibson, grandson in-law, of Madison, MS will be officiating the service. Pallbearers are as follows: Dick Cors, Kevin Helton, and Brett Robinson all from Yazoo City, MS. Ron Cannon, Jr., Brandon, MS, Robbie Kivett, Vicksburg, MS Bill Poole, Madison, MS Chandler Poole, Madison, MS Honorary Pallbearers are as follows: Grandsons: Tre' Merrell, Reggie Merrell, Chris Nichols, and Adam Davis all from Yazoo City, MS Michael Gibson, Madison, MS Bradley Key Cohen, West Point, MS Great-Grandsons: Dalton Gibson, Madison, MS Branson Miller, Madison, MS


Jay Lamar Potter

Feb 21,2018

Jay Lamar Potter, 68, of The Mechanicsburg Community in Yazoo County passed away Monday February 19, 2018 at Merit Health Madison In Canton. A Heavy Equipment Operator he was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Survivors include his sons; Jason Potter and Sidney “Bubba” (Abbie) Potter, daughter; Joni (Chuck) Hanna all of Mechanicsburg, 9 grandchildren, and brother; Wayne Potter also of the Mechanicsburg Community. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with the arrangements. Visitation will be Wednesday February 21st starting at 10:00 A.M. at Mt Olivet United Methodist Church with graveside services following at 11:00 A.M. in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Rev. Tom Halford will officiate.


Peggy J. Saxton

Feb 19,2018

Peggy J. Saxton, 67, of Benton passed away Friday February 16, 2018 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center Yazoo. A Homemaker she was of The Baptist Faith. Survivors include her son; Jesse O. (Kim) Saxton of Benton, daughter; Tammy (David) Sanders of Goodman, grandchildren; Josh (Carlie) Saxton of Benton, Stephanie (Lee) Thrasher of Benton, Melanie Saxton of Goodman, great grandchild; Chelsea Thrasher, brothers; Dewayne Smith of Bentonia, Wayne Smith of Bentonia, David Smith, Marvin Smith, James Harber all 3 of Yazoo City, and Tommy Harber of Bentonia, and sisters; Jeri Smith of Madison and Patricia Porter of Yazoo City. Visitation will be Monday February 19th starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Vince Davis officiating.


James “Jim” Page

Feb 16,2018

James “Jim” Page, 74, of Bentonia passed away Tuesday February 13, 2018 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. Retired from the U. S. Army he was a member of Mt Olivet United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife Richie Page, daughter; Christine Millican of Alma, AR, step sons; Bill Taylor of Kirbyville, TX, Richard Taylor of Bentonia, & Jim Taylor of Albuquerque, NM step daughters; Claudia Harris of Pennsylvania, & Shelia Harris of Corpus Christi, TX1 grandchild, sisters; Jenny Creel of Bentonia, Hazel Weatherby of Washington State, Nikki Page Frazier of Ozark, AR, Linda Page of Lexington, TX, Ellen Lowery of Yazoo City & Tina Gallagher of Bentonia, brothers; James G. Page , Frank Page, Henry Page of Yazoo City & Gary Page of Pearl, MS, Aunt; Belle Adams, and Cousin Amber Adams Visitation & Services will be held Friday February 16th at Mt Olivet United Methodist Church on Highway 433 West. Visitation will begin at 9:30 A.M. until the Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Tom Halford will officiate. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the members of the Men’s Breakfast Club of Mt Olivet.


Mary Bell Perry

Feb 15,2018

Mary Bell Perry, 95, died peacefully while surrounded by family and friends February 8,2018. Mary was born on December 27, 1922 to the late Claude and Nora Plunkett. She graduated from Bentonia High School. She married Richard Tracy Perry in 1945. Mary epitomized the values of Hebrew 13:16 … “ And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for such sacrifices God is pleased.” Her life was spent lovingly caring for generations of her own family and those around her. Always active, she shared the fruits of her love of growing beautiful flowers and preparing wonderful food. Mary was an active member of Anding Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for over 40 years. She enjoyed working at Dataplex in Flora until she retired. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Tracy Perry and her three brothers: Clarence, Walton and Lavon Plunkett and her grandson Spencer Perry. She is survived by her children: Dennis Perry (Brenda) of Benton, Nora McInnis (Clint) of Madison, Joe Perry (Cindy) of Madison and Richard Perry (Lisa) of Benton. Her grandchildren: Shanelle Branscome, Pressley McInnis, Chad Perry, Clay Perry, Denise Johnson, Lana Howell, Stampley Perry, Rachel Hearst, Daniel Perry and fifteen great grandchildren. A funeral is scheduled for Thursday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with a visitation from 12:00-2:00 p.m with a burial to follow at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery.


Geraldine Ragland "Pedy" Kain

Feb 13,2018

Geraldine Ragland “Pedy” Kain, 72, of Satartia passed away Thursday February 8, 2018 at The Mississippi Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. A homemaker she was a member of Satartia First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband William C. “Bill” Kain, daughter Michelle (Michael) Foster, granddaughter Ashley Edwards both of Jamestown, NC, brother; Billy Joe (Deb) Ragland of Bentonia, sisters Carol Parrett and Ruth Torrans both of Satartia, and Frances (Jack) Lloyd of Inverness, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers; Bobby Ray Ragland and James U. “Jabo” Ragland. Services will be Tuesday February 13th with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City. . Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Harris C. "Brother" McGraw

Feb 13,2018

Harris “Brother” McGraw, 67, passed away February 10, 2018 at the Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City, MS after a courageous 10 month battle with cancer. Harris was born June 27, 1950 in Yazoo City, MS to Dicey Carr McGraw Barbour and the late James A. McGraw, Jr. Survivors include his mother, Dicey McGraw Barbour; one brother, James “Mac/Jim” A. McGraw, III (Mary) of Laguna Niguel, CA; four nieces, Patricia McGraw of Newport Beach, CA; Dicey McGraw Perrine (Brett) of Tustin, CA; Jamie McGraw of Newport Beach, CA; Anne McGraw of Nashville, TN; aunt, Peggy McGraw of Ridgeland, MS; cousins, Angie Barrier Pradat, Jeannie Barrier, Cindy McGraw, Chuck McGraw, Richard McGraw, Ellen McGraw Black, Marianne May Coker and Margaret May Killebrew. Harris attended St Clara Academy and graduated from Yazoo City High School. He attended Holmes Community College and graduated from the University of MS where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Harris served in the U.S. Army as an air traffic controller; he was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. After a stay in Colorado, he returned to Mississippi and was employed by Hal and Mal’s and Poet’s restaurants in Jackson, MS. Harris had a great love for antique cars. He very seldom missed the t.v. show Meechum Auto Auctions. He also attended numerous car auctions from Birmingham to Dallas to California. His love for cars would even take him, to Talladega. Harris lovingly embraced his cousins and enjoyed sharing holidays and special occasions with them. Harris was truly dedicated to his beloved mother, Dicey. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Yazoo City, Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 2:00 o’clock with the burial to follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include cousins, Tom “Hog” McGraw and Michael Curran; Bryan Jones, Raphael Semmes, James Cresswell, Jim Eley, Bill Simmons, John Simmons and Robert McGinnis. Honorary Pallbearers include cousins, Joe Curran, Chuck McGraw and Richard McGraw; Griffin Norquist, William Barbour, Haley Barbour, Wiley J. Barbour and Paul Hurst. Memorials may be sent to St Judes Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the charity of your choice. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


Sunnye Kay Berry McGraw

Feb 10,2018

Sunnye Kay Berry McGraw, 59, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, departed this life on February 1, 2018 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Sunnye Kay Berry was born January 15, 1959 in Yazoo City, MS and grew up in the heart of Benton, MS as one of the five children of David F. and Rubye Smith Berry. She attended school at Benton Academy and was in the graduating class of 1977. After graduating from Benton Academy, Sunnye attended Hinds Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi to pursue a degree in art. She began teaching art classes, as a graduate student, at the University of Southern Mississippi, while obtaining her Master's Degree. Soon after she finished college, Sunnye married Yazoo City native, Patrick McGraw, and they had two daughters, Casey and Shelley. In 1984, Sunnye was employed by Jackson Preparatory School. For nearly thirty years, Sunnye McGraw helped fuel the Jackson Prep art program. Teaching was a true passion for Sunnye. At the age of 52, Sunnye was diagnosed with Early - Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Sunnye showed true courage throughout her time with Alzheimer’s. Anyone who knew Sunnye would say that her laughter and dance moves were contagious. Her bright personality is what helped all friends and family throughout this journey. Sunnye is preceded in death by her mother, Rubye Smith Berry; maternal grandparents, Alton and Lottie Smith; paternal grandparents, Doris Berry Montgomery and David F. Berry, Sr. She is survived by her daughters, Casey McGraw, of Brandon, MS; and Shelley McGraw Gray - Lewis and husband, Michael, of Madison, MS; father, David F. Berry, Jr., of Benton, MS; sister, Debbie Berry, of Madison, MS; brothers: David F. Berry, III, and wife, Suzette, of Benton, MS; Robert Alton Berry, and wife, Kaylee, of Benton, MS; Thomas Gilruth (Gil) Berry, and wife, Gail, of Brandon, MS. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Sunnye loved the quote by art historian, Jean Paul Richter, “The guardian angels of life fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us.” The family would like to thank the caring and very professional staff at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS for the care provided to our “Eternal Sunshine,” Sunnye Kay. We would also like to thank the many friends and family who donated their time to be with Sunnye and to make sure that she was totally entertained and that she had the best of care, on a daily basis, for the past few years. Visitation will be held at Stricklin - King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS, on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. with funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. Sunnye will be laid to rest next to her mother at Black Jack Baptist Church Cemetery, in Vaughan, MS. We have peace knowing that these two ladies are having a blast in heaven together. For the services, the family encourages wearing your favorite colorful attire, to anyone who is inspired to do so. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you please make a donation to the “Cure Alzheimer’s Fund” at www.curealz.org, or to an ALZ research fund of your choice.


Thomas "Johnny" Newton

Feb 03,2018

Thomas Lamar “Johnny” Newton, 78, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Sunday January 28, 2018. He was retired from The U. S. Postal Service, a Veteran of The U. S. Navy, and of The Church of God Faith. Survivors include his wife Cora Alace Newton, sons Bryan (Amber) Newton of Nebraska, and Reed (Kaleigh) Newton of Yazoo City, 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brother Dennis Newton (who passed away 01/29/2018) and sisters; Janice (Dade) Keefer,and Brenda (Grady) Howell. Services will be Saturday February 3rd at The Church of God of Prophecy on Graball Freerun Rd at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Matthew Clark and Rev. Kevin Balius will officiate.


Susie Bull

Feb 03,2018

Susie M. Bull passed away at age 88, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at home in Benton. Susie was the daughter of J.E. Bull and Edna Broadfoot Bull. Susie was preceded in death by her parents and her brother John E. Bull. Susie lived most of her life in Benton and was an active member of Ellison United Methodist Church at Deasonville where she is remembered as being an active choir member and soloist. Susie was a retired librarian, having had a long tenure at Ricks Memorial Library in Yazoo City. Susie is survived by a host of cousins that include Ellen Mosby of Natchez. Visitation will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Ellison United Methodist Church, followed by funeral services at 11. Interment will follow in the family cemetery. Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Ellison United Methodist Church c/o David Edge 2125 Bennett Rd., Vaughan, MS 39179.


Leona M. Wigginton

Feb 02,2018

Leona Minchew Wigginton age 95 passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 Mrs Wigginton was born in Morehead Mississippi on November 24, 1922. She was the daughter of David Clifton Minchew and Minnie Lashley Minchew. She was the oldest of seven children, four brothers and two sisters. She grew up in Isola and was the Salutorium of her classs at graduation. She married Amos Buford Wigginton on September 13, 1941. From the marriage they had 2 children, Amos Buford Wigginton Jr. and James Clifton Wigginton. Mrs Wigginton lived in Omaha Nebraska for awhile after her husband returned from WWII. They later moved back to Yazoo City where they made their home and raised their two boys. Ms Leona became a Charter Member of St. Johns Methodist Church in April 1952. St Johns was established as a church in April of 1952, also. She taught Sunday School, assisted in the nursery and was very active in her church. She was a conference delegate from 1975-1980 and holds the honor of church historian. Two of her grandchildren were baptized at St Johns as infants. She was an Eastern star member beginning in May of 1952. She held the office of Worthy Matron three times and Grand Chapter Mom for one year. (as of 2017 she was in Easter Star for 65 years). She was also very active in her community belonging to Homemakers club, Garden club and Mary Brickell Circle of Kings Daughters Hospital. In her early years she worked at P and S Pharmacy and various other places of business and positions in Yazoo City. She leaves to cherish her life and their memories of her four grandchildren, Paul C. Wigginton and wife Cynthia of Virginia Beach, Va; Susan Lynne Collins, Kingman AZ; Stephen Wigginton and wife Elizabeth of Brandon, MS, and Pacey Wigginton Regan and husband Joey of Koscuisko, Ms. Also her two sisters Jewel Minchew Jones of Hattiesburg, MS and Alice Minchew Haskins of the New Orleans, La area. Aditionally, her daughter in law, Pauline Gibbs Wigginton of Kingman AZ. Also surviving are 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She also leaves several neices and nephews. She was affectionally known to her family as Mom Mom or great Mom Mom. Mrs Wigginton was predeceased by her husband , her two children and her daughter in law Patty Branch Wigginton. Also her four brothers David, Gene, George and Aaron Minchew. The last few (months, years) were spent at her grandson Stephen's home and his wife Elizabeth who cared for her after a fall at her home in June of 2016. Services will be Friday February 2nd at St. John’s United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 12:30 P.M. until the 2:00 P. M. service. Rev. Wayne Johnson will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with arrangements.


Dennis "Fig" Newton

Feb 02,2018

Dennis H. “Fig” Newton, 68, of Yazoo City passed away Monday January 29, 2018 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. An Iron Worker he was of The Church of God Faith. Memorial services are scheduled Friday February 2nd at 6:00 P.M. At The Yazoo City Church of God on 15th St. Survivors include his son; Cole Newton of Flora, daughter; Laureen Hunt of Gulfport, and sisters; Jan (David) Keefer of May Pearl, TX, and Brenda (Grady) Howell of Yazoo City. Fig was preceded in death by; brother Thomas Lamar "Johnny" Newton and his parents; Claude & Helen Newton.


Elizabeth "Betty Quinn

Jan 31,2018

Elizabeth Rose, “Betty,” Quin, 67, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at St. Catherine Village in Madison, Mississippi, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. A native of Yazoo City, Mississippi, Betty was a graduate of Yazoo City High School. She received her bachelor of science degree in accounting from Mississippi State University, and she worked initially for Carroll L. Quin and Company, CPA, in Yazoo City. She left there to become a tax manager for a regional CPA firm in Kentucky followed by a similar position at a national CPA firm in Greensboro, North Carolina. She returned to Carroll L. Quin and Company as a partner in late 1991 and became the sole owner of the firm in 1999. She later operated the firm as The Quin CPA Firm, P.C. She specialized in Estate, Gift and Trust tax, income tax, and monthly small business management service. In 2017 she was awarded lifetime Honorary Membership to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as a result of having been a professional member of AICPA for 40 years. She was a graduate of Leadership Yazoo, Founding Chairman of the Yazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Business Owner of the Year (2001, Yazoo Herald’s Reader’s Choice Awards), served on the leadership committee of the Momentum Project administered by the Mississippi Development Authority, Chairman of the Kings Daughters Hospital Board of Trustees, and Lay Leader and Treasurer at the First United Methodist Church. She was also an appointee to the Yazoo City Public Service Commission. She served as secretary of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, and as MSCPA Chairman of the Personal Financial Planning Committee. She was named one of “The Delta’s Top 75 Women in Business” in Delta Business Journal in 2000. Her advice to other women in that article was “Realize that God is in control and that you can do nothing without Jesus.” In her life, Betty was funny, engaging, smart, compassionate, and community oriented. She was devoted to her faith, and she worshiped and sang in the choir at First United Methodist. A talented musician, she took piano lessons from Mrs. Marion Morris, the organist at the First United Methodist Church, and she played French horn in the Yazoo High School Band and the Mississippi State University Marching Band. An avid singer, she sang in church choirs at First Methodist and as member of the Sweet Adelines. She enjoyed traveling, and she went abroad to England and Scotland with her sister Carolyn in 1997. She also traveled abroad with precious friends, Sue Tatum and Joan Turner, to Switzerland and Greece, where she formed special memories that lasted her lifetime. The most fulfilling part of her life was serving others. She took great pride in sharing her faith with others and in using her community involvement to help those less fortunate. She was close to her parents, Carroll and Rose Quin, who preceded her in death, and they credited her choice to live in Yazoo City with allowing them to stay in their home of sixty years for as long as they could. She was always there for them. In her spare time, she enjoyed her high school friends, and the people she interacted with in the community. We will all miss her humor, but we find joy in celebrating her reliable memory and recognition of the people she knew and loved all her life despite having Alzheimer’s disease. When she saw our beloved childhood choir director, Ruth Ann Williams, for the first time after 40 years, she said to her, “You’re Ruth Ann Williams!” And she said to her sister, Carolyn, “Ruth Ann Williams is here, and she looks the same as she always does!” Betty enjoyed a close relationship with her first cousin, Jane Beale Jordan and her husband Read of Madison, Mississippi. She was delighted when her cousins, Jeff and Dominique Jordan, decided to name their only female child “Caroline Rose” after her mother. She was thrilled when her cousins, Cary, Allen, Jackson, and Riley Campbe


Paul B. Nolan

Jan 30,2018

Paul B. Nolan, 59, of Benton passed away Friday January 26, 2018 at Merit Health Central Hospital in Jackson. A communicant of St Mary's Catholic Church and a self employed Businessman. Survivors include his mother; Dorothy “Dot” Nolan of Benton, brothers; Mike Nolan of Shreveport, LA, Tim Nolan of Benton, Peter Nolan of Manchester, GA, Chuck Nolan of Brandon, MS,and John Nolan of Louisville, KY, sisters; Laurissa Henderson of Madison, MS, Amanda Ross of Vicksburg, and Margarite Nolan of Brandon, MS, and numerous nieces and nephews. Paul was preceded in death by his father Joseph Milton Nolan. Visitation will be Tuesday January 30th at St. Mary's Catholic Church starting at 10:30 A.M. Until the 11:30 A.M. Service.


Lanelle Richards Montgomery

Jan 27,2018

Lanelle Richards Montgomery, 90, of Yazoo City passed away Wednesday January 24, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center Yazoo. Of the Baptist faith she was retired Supervisor of Accounts Receivables at Mississippi Chemical Corporation. Survivors include her nephew; Timothy K. Richards of Yazoo City and other nieces, nephews, great nieces, & great nephews. Mrs. Montgomery was preceded in death by her husband; Fred Montgomery, son; Lee Richards Montgomery, brothers Jim Richards, & Everett C. Richards both of Macon MS,and a sister Eleanor Ramey of Minot, ND. Services will be Saturday January 27th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Until the 10:00 A.M. Funeral service. Rev. Lauren Porter will officiate with internment to follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ernest Thomas, Tim Richards, Luke Richards, Albert Vandevere, Thomas Stricklin, & Cole McDaniel.


Dorothy "Dot" Irwin

Jan 27,2018

Dorothy “Dot” Irwin, 77, passed away at her residence Thursday January 25, 2018. A retired Nurse she was a member of Bentonia Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter; Sherie Tait, sons; Griff Irwin, & Tracy Irwin all of Bentonia, 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, sister; Jo Ann Douglas of Philadelphia, MS, brothers; Charles “Bud” Adams of Bentonia and Rev. John Adams of Mantachie, MS. Dot was preceded in death by her parents; Melvin & Gladys Adams and a sister Rena Bodie. Memorial services will be at Bentonia Baptist Church Saturday January 27th at 11:00 A.M. Visitation will proceed the service starting at 10:00 A.M. Rev. D. J. Speckner will officiate.


Gloria Humphries

Jan 25,2018

Gloria Jean Humphries, 72, of the Tinsley Community in Yazoo County passed away at her residence Wednesday January 13, 2018. Known as a very giving and helpful person she was Retired as a Senior Marketer at Mississippi Chemical Corporation and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include nephews; Michael Humphries of Mendenhall, Marcus Humphries of Yazoo City, Billy Adams of Slidell, LA, and David Adams of Slidell,LA, nieces; Gail Funck of Slidell, LA and Joyce Pickens of Meridian, MS and numerous great nephews and nieces. Ms Gloria was preceded in death by: sisters; June Adam, and Norene Boren, brother John L. Humphries, and nephews; Phillip Adams and John L. Humphries, III Services will be Thursday January 25th at Stricklin-KIng Funeral Home Chapel with visitation starting at 12:30P.M. Until the 2:00 P.M. Service. Rev. Clint Ritchie will officiate with internment in Glenwood Cemetery.


Edwin Lee Martin

Jan 23,2018

Edwin Lee Martin went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Lee was born on July 16, 1938, in Yazoo County. He received his education in the Yazoo City school system,. He graduated from Belhaven in 1962 and received his Masters from Mississippi College in 1967. Many lives were touched in Yazoo County through his coaching of Little League Baseball . Lee spent his adult life in Sharkey County serving as Teacher, Principal, Coach, and mentor in the school system. Later he joined the Bank of Anguilla and remained until his retirement. His life was devoted to serving His Lord and community as evidenced by being a Life Time Deacon, volunteer fireman, heading the ambulance services, Civil Defense Director, Rotary Club, and elected to local School Board. Lee is survived by his wife of 38 years, Juanita Whitlatch Martin, his son Mike Ray and daughter Marcie Ray Montgomery (Billy). “ Pawpaw”s grandchildren are Kala Johnson (Brock), Katie Lee Montgomery, Chad Ray, Mary Catherine Ray, and Clinton Ray. He is also survived by two great grandchildren, Wyatt Johnson and Emmett Ray. His surviving sisters are Susie Crommett (Wayne) and Jo Ann Horne (Greg). Preceding him in death were his parents W. C. and Susie Lee Martin of Yazoo City, his brother Clark Martin of Ft. Worth, Texas and a son Mark Ray of Atlanta, GA. A special Thank You to Dr. Qu, Jackson Oncology in Vicksburg, and the doctors and staff at Sharkey Issaquena Hospital for their love and compassionate care to Lee during these past 6 months. Services will be held at First Baptist Church, Rolling Fork, Tuesday January 23, 2018 with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. until The Funeral service at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Britt Williamson and Norman Maranto will Officiate. Internment will follow in Mound Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City has been entrusted with the arrangements. Pallbearers are Morris Stuart, Heath Stuart, Kareem Herrod, Herbert Jones, Matt Gore, Chad Ray, ,John Crommett, Chad Sinquefield Honorary Pallbearers are Bank of Anguilla, Larry Cordell, First Baptist Deacons and Elders, Jim Magee, Willie Maranto, Sonny Martin, Royal McCoy, Sharkey Issaquena Community Hospital Employees, Rolling Fork School Board Members, & Wilkie Wilkinson. Donations may be made to Sharkey Issaquena Hospital and St. Jude.


Alan Keith Passons

Jan 22,2018

Alan Keith Passons, 59 of the Myrleville Community of Yazoo County passed away at his residence Thursday January 18, 2018. A retired Police Officer he was a member of Melrose Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Annette Nail Passons, sons; Quinton (Tonya) Passons of Benton, & Kenneth (Elizabeth) Passons of Yazoo City, father; Lloyd Passons of Bentonia, brother; Bobby (Linda) Passons of Bentonia, & step son Gregg Nail of Benton. Keith was preceded in death by his mother Cornelia “Connie” Pearl Passons. Services will be Monday January 22nd at Melrose Baptist Church with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Internment will follow in Melrose Cemetery with Rev. Trent Sligh officiating. Pallbearers are; James Harber, Ricky Fuller, Ray Shores, Eric Snow, William Gilmore, Jason Bright, Gregg Nail & Michael Nail.


Thomas Richard Chaney

Jan 20,2018

Thomas Richard Chaney, 59, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday January 13, 2018 at his residence. Of the Baptist Faith he was retired Wildlife Technician with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks. Survivors include his sisters Betty Jo Smith of Warren, MI, and Christine (Clenton Ray) Rogers of Yazoo City, brother; Donald Ray (Carolyn) Chaney of Gilmer, TX, and a host of nieces and nepews. He was preceded in death by his parents; William and Evelyn Canada Chaney, and a brother; Roger Wayne Chaney. Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday January 20th At Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel.


Helen Marie Martin Jenkins

Jan 15,2018

Helen Martin Jenkins , a native of Benton, Mississippi and resident of McAllen, Texas passed away peacefully January 11th, 2018 at the age of 84 with her loving family by her side. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother. She led a full and productive life, dedicated to her husband, family and church. Helen was a devoted homemaker. She loved cooking and baking for her family and friends. She had a heart of gold and such a kind spirit. She is survived by a daughter, Vickie Hawkins and husband, Andy of McAllen, Texas, a son, Larry Jenkins and wife Janet of Baton Rouge, two brothers, John Martin and wife Betty and W.L. Martin and wife Mary B. and a sister, Kay Hope and spouse Kenneth. She was blessed with five grandchildren Chad Tolar, Kasey and Brittany Hawkins as well as Jonathan ,Travis and wife, Erika Jenkins.Helen had one great grandchild, Jayce Jenkins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James Casey Jenkins, her parents, John and Frieda Martin, a son, Martin Jenkins and two brothers, Marshall and Durwood Martin. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City on Sunday, January 14th from 5:00 P.mM until 8:00 pm. Visitation continues on Monday January 15th from 11:00 A.M. until services at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Stricklin King, conducted by Brother Ken Lynch of Parkview Church of God. Interment will be in Benton Baptist Cemetery in Benton, Mississippi. The family is thankful to so many, especially Dr. Jagadeesan and all the wonderful nurses and providers at The Comfort house for the care and attention they provided. We also extend our warmest thanks and appreciation to all for your prayers and support. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Comfort House Services, 617 Dallas Avenue, McAllen , Texas 78501


Carlee Saxton House

Jan 13,2018

Carlee S. House, 83, of the Midway Community in Yazoo County passed away at her residence Tuesday January 9, 2018. a Homemaker she was a member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter; Kathy L. Pigg, sons; Steven House, Mark House, David House, and John House all of Benton, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, sisters Ida Ward of Benton, and Ruby Ward of Vicksburg, brothers; J. T. Saxton and Howard Saxton both of Yazoo City. Carlee was preceded in death by 2 sisters and a brother. Services will be Saturday January 13th at Midway Missionary Baptist Church on Eden- Midway Road in Yazoo County with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Until the 10:00 A.M. Service. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery with Rev. Jessie Byrd officiating. Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.


James Stephen "Steve" Trammell

Jan 13,2018

James Stephen (Steve) Trammell, Sr, 70, of Hattiesburg formerly of Holly Bluff, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 13th at Parkview Church of God in Yazoo City. Visitation will be 11 – 1 with funeral service following at 1. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery under direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Mr. Trammell was born June 15, 1947 in Yazoo City to Rex and Marguerite Trammell. He retired as a school administrator after many years of teaching and coaching. After attending Holmes Community College on a basketball scholarship, he received his BS degree in education from Delta State University. He earned his Masters and Specialist degrees in School Administration from Mississippi College. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara White Trammell, father Rex Trammell and brother Jimmie Trammell. Survivors include his wife, Linda Ellis Trussell Trammell of Hattiesburg, sons, Stephen Trammell (Chandra) of Brandon, Shane Trammell of Holly Bluff, Tony Trussell (Stancey) of Benoit, Chris Trussell (Jennifer) of Hattiesburg; daughters, Ginger Dees (Kenny) of Benoit and Stephanie Patterson (Josh) of Hattiesburg; grandchildren Kasey, Shelby and Zac Trammell; Laura Peyton Trammell, John Avery Fowler and John Ross Case; Haylee, Hunter and Henslee Trussell; Christopher and Caitlyn Trussell; Nathan and Nataleigh Dees; Pagel and Ellis Patterson. Serving as pallbearers are Rob Trammell, Chris Trammell, JEB Trammell, Keith Martin, Jeff Martin, Kenny Dees and Josh Patterson.


Robert Lamar Taylor, Jr.

Jan 07,2018

Robert Lamar Taylor, Jr, 74, of Hilderbrand Road, Yazoo County, passed away at his residence Thursday January 4, 2017. He was a Nitrous Oxide Plant Operator and a Deacon at Hebron Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Mary H. Taylor, daughter Kay Martin of Bentonia, son; William Robert Taylor of Magee, MS. He was preceded in death by his grandson Taylor Martin. Visitation will be Sunday January 7th 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. at Hebron Baptist Church followed by services at 2:30 P.M. With Rev Bill Hutto officiating. Internment will follow in The Church Cemetery. Deacons of Hebron Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.


Freddie Lamar Stevens

Jan 06,2018

Freddie Lamar Stevens, 66, of The Little Yazoo Community passed away at his residence Thursday January 4, 2018. Retired from Mississippi Power & Light Company, he was also owner operator of Stevens Auto Body and Wrecker Service. He was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife Elaine Lancaster Stevens, Son; Chad Stevens, 5 grandchildren, and a brother Ellis Eugene Stevens all of Bentonia. Freddie was preceded in death by his parents; Ellis & Hazel Porter Stevens, granddaughter; Kayla Stevens, son; Ryan Stevens, 3 brothers & a sister. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Friday January 5th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Services are Saturday January 6th at 2:30 P.M. At Stricklin-King Chapel with Rev. William Gilmore officiating. Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery on Dover Road in Yazoo County.


Carol Kay Willingham

Jan 06,2018

Carol Kay Willingham, 75, of Benton originally of Yazoo City passed away Thursday January 4, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center- Yazoo. A retired LPN at King's Daughters Hospital she was a member of Fletchers Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son; Jack (Shelby) Willingham of Benton, step son; Charles O. Willingham, III of Rolling Fork, grandchildren; Kenneth Wayne Willingham, Rodney Willingham, Brandon Willingham, Jack O. Willingham, Jr., Anna Rose Willingham, Broc Willingham. & Kayla Willingham, sisters; Elaine Selby, Linda Hill both of Yazoo City, Peggy McClain of Brandon of Brandon, MS and Ida Saxton of Benton. Visitation is Friday January 5th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Services will be Saturday January 6th at 10:00 A.M. At First Baptist Church with Rev. Clint Ritchie officiating. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Vernon Ray Martin

Jan 02,2018

Vernon Ray Martin, 87, a native of Bentonia and resident of Yazoo City, went to be with Lord January 2, 2018. Visitation will be at Stricklin King Funeral home in Yazoo City on Friday, January 5, 2018, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral Service will be Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM till funeral time. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Vernon is survived by his children Cheryl Hanna and husband Randy; Stephen Martin and wife Linda; grandchildren – Jason Hanna, Joshua Hanna, Amanda Dickerson (Brandon) and Austin Hanna, Justin Martin (Amanda) and Stevi Martin. He was blessed with 5 great-grandchildren – Georgia Ray Hanna, Lily Hanna, Nolan Dickerson, Philip Martin and Alexandria LeBouef; and many nieces and nephews. Vernon was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 62 years Luzelle Marquis Martin; and his siblings Marion Ogden Martin, Thomas Wiley Martin, and Vadene Hilderbrand, and James Abb Martin; and his parents Wiley and Minnie Sadler Martin. Vernon was a member of Second Presbyterian Church and a retired oilfield mechanic and pumper. He was devoted to his God and family. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting, gardening, and driving his John Deer tractor. He will be greatly missed by many.


Martha E. Jenkins

Dec 30,2017

Martha Elizabeth Roberts Jenkins, age 96, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at the Martha Coker Green House Homes in Yazoo City. Martha was born in Vardaman MS on December 9, 1921 to Joseph Lester Roberts and Ida Lee Ward Roberts. In 1938 she married William Lester (Pop) Jenkins and became a new bride and an instant mother to Lester’s two young daughters, Ellen Ann and Linda Lou whose mother had died and left Lester a widower. To their union five more children were added. Martha and Pop took great pride in rearing their large family of seven children, teaching them the value of hard and honest work, the value of a good education, and bringing them up in church and in a Christian home environment. In 1945 the family located in Yazoo City where Martha saw all seven of her children receive their diplomas from Yazoo City High School. Even though times were hard and money was scarce, the Jenkins children were all able to achieve higher education and become successful in their chosen fields and contributors to their hometown and other communities. Martha and Lester and the Jenkins children were among the founders and charter members of Calvary Baptist Church on Jackson Avenue. In 1957 the family united with First Baptist Church when their daughter Linda became a staff member of First Baptist. Martha was president of her Sunday School class, leader of her Woman’s Missionary Union circle, and on the advisory council of the BeActiveLiveLonger (B.A.L.L.) Club, the senior adult ministry of the church. She assisted with meal preparation for the group and enjoyed many of the trips sponsored by the B.A.L.L. Club. Since 1999 Martha has been a member of Yazoo City’s Parkview Church of God where she enjoyed her Sunday School class, worship services, and assisting with sewing for the drama/costume ministry. Fellow members knew “MS Martha” as a devoted mother and grandmother, a prayer warrior, and an excellent cook. Even into her 90’s she enjoyed cooking for her family and trying new recipes! Martha was a long-time member of the King’s Daughters Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers where she served several consecutive terms as president. In 2009 she was named “Volunteer of the Year” and was the “senior” member of the Auxiliary in terms of age and length of service years. When the Auxiliary operated the hospital gift shop, she devoted many hours to that place of service. In addition to that, and other volunteer projects, she was instrumental in enlisting new members for the Auxiliary, including her two daughters who are currently serving as members and officers of the Baptist Medical Center Yazoo volunteers. In 2006 Martha was nominated in the “Perseverance” category during the “Celebration of Strong Women” which was sponsored by Baptist Women’s Service and Lifetime TV for Women. Her work outside the home included employment at the E & W Manufacturing Company as a seamstress, a sales person at the Weller/Arnett Jewelry Store, a nurse’s aide at King’s Daughters Hospital, and a teacher assistant and substitute teacher in the Yazoo City Public School System. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, her two sisters, her brother, and her spouse of almost 50 years, “Pop” Jenkins. She was also preceded in death by three of her children, Ellen Ann Jenkins Kinard, George Thomas (Tommy) Jenkins, and James Norman Jenkins. She is survived by daughters Linda Jenkins and Marietta (Ron) Wilkinson, both of Yazoo City; two sons, Dr. William Lester Jenkins, Jr. (Anita) of San Diego, CA, and Louis Edward (Kathy) Jenkins of Starkville, MS; two daughters-in-law, Frankie Hilderbrand Jenkins of Bentonia, MS and Tiffie Moses of Brandon. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Services will be held Saturday, December 30, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at Parkview Church of God, 1750 Highway 16-E in Yazoo City. Visitation will will be held at the church from 9:30 A.M. until funeral time. Pastor Ken Lynch will officiate the service which will be und


Eleanor Campbell

Dec 30,2017

YAZOO CITY - Mrs. Eleanor G. Campbell passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Brandon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Dec. 27, 2017. She was born November 18th, 1923 near Brooklyn, MS in Forest County and was adopted from Mississippi Baptist Children’s Home by Mrs. Mattie German. She was raised in Carter, MS where she attended Main Street Elementary in Yazoo City and then Silver City Public School. In high school, she loved to play basketball and was a first string forward. She continued her education at Draughn’s Business School in Jackson where Lawyer Bob Everett and U.S. Senator James O. Eastland hired her to work for them in Ruleville, MS. While in Ruleville she met and fell in love with James E. Campbell. They were married on February 16th, 1952. When her mother’s health began to fail, they moved back to Carter to care for her and begin a family. When their two children, Bonnie Sue and James Posey, were old enough to attend school, Eleanor began to work with James at Yazoo Butane as a bookkeeper until her retirement. Eleanor was the last surviving charter member of Silver City Baptist Church. She was the ladies’ Sunday school teacher for a period and also served as church secretary and treasurer until her memory started failing her from dementia. She loved cooking—her pecan pie and banana pudding were legendary and canning food from the garden. She also loved to make all kinds of jellies from fruits that James would bring home from friends. Always up for a challenge, she loved to work the Commercial Appeal crossword puzzle and was even a semi-finalist in one of its contests. Mrs. Eleanor Campbell was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, and friend. She was loved by many and will be missed greatly. She is survived by her two children, Bonnie Sue Atkinson (Lee) and James Posey Campbell; four grandchildren, Benjamin James Campbell (Debra), Thomas Allen Campbell, Christopher Raymond Atkinson (Anna), and Susan Elizabeth Farris (Pete); and three great granddaughters, Bricklyn Campbell, Oakley Campbell, and Atleigh Atkinson. She is also survived by a sister-in-law: Ruth Campbell of Cleveland, MS; half sisters-in-law Bobbie Joe Moffett of Wiggins, MS; and Fayola Moffett of North Carolina,half brother Warren Moffett (Doris) of Sumrall, MS, as well as a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday December 30th 12:30 P.M. until the Funeral services at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home followed by a short graveside ceremony at Fletchers Chapel Methodist Cemeter. Rev. Tony Blanchard will officiate. Pall bearers are Benji Campbell, Allen Campbell, Chris Atkinson, Pete Farris, Tim Saxton and Buster Carithers. Honorary pall bearers are Tommy Lancaster, Wallace Outlaw, Bradley Hales and former Yazoo Butane employees Willie Maples, Willie Hugh Ward, Sam Manning and Josephine Ledbetter. In lieu of flowers donations to Silver City Baptist Church.


Jeanne C. Manor

Dec 30,2017

Jeanne C. Manor, 81, of The Myrlerville Community in Yazoo County passed away Thursday December 28, 2017 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. A Member of Fletchers Chapel United Methodist Church she was co-owner of the Southland Oil Company Bulk Plant in Yazoo City. Survivors include her sons James Kevin (Kim) Manor & Shawn Paul (Tasha) Manor both of Benton, 3 grandchildren, Kent, Madilyn, & Gracie. She was preceded in death by her parents; Laverne & Dorothy Casner and her husband: James P. Manor. Visitation will be Saturday December 30th at Fletchers Chapel United Methodist Church starting at 2:30 P.M. Followed by services at 3:30 P.M.. Rev. George Butler will officiate. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Pall Bearers will be; David Dooley, Tim Davis, Lamar May, Billy Jones, Ronnie Davis, & Ryan Ragland.


Walter C. "Sonny" Renfroe

Dec 27,2017

Walter Curtis “Sonny” Renfroe, Jr, 77, of Louise passed away Wednesday December 20, 2017 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. A U S Navy Veteran he was an Ag Pilot with Air Care, Inc for 30 plus years and a member of Louise United Methodist Church. Survivors include his son; Trey Renfroe of Madison, daughter; Laurie Boyette & Jim Anderson of Louise, sister; Carol Freeman of Orlando, FL, grandchildren; Caitlin McClellan, Sawyer Renfroe, Elliot Renfroe, & Brielynne McClellan. Sonny was preceded in death by his mother; Maxine Price Brown and father; Walter Curtis Renfroe, Sr. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Wednesday December 27th starting at 9:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Memorial Graveside service in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.


James C. "Jimmy" Clark

Dec 21,2017

James C. “Jimmy” Clark, 62. Of Bentonville, AR, formerly of Yazoo City passed away Monday December 18, 2017 at Circle of Love Hospice in Bentonville, AR. "For many years, he was operations manager for FedEx and owned and operated a retail gift store in Texarkana, TX with his wife for nearly 20 years.” Survivors include his wife Robin Aldridge Clark, sons; Chris (Jennifer) Clark of Frisco, TX, Brian (Amber) Clark of Rogers, AR, grandchildren: Austin, Ainsley, Owen, and Mason Clark, brother; Larry (Patsy) Clark of Yazoo City, sister; Joyce Clark of San Antonio, TX, in-laws Garnett & Betty Harris of Brandon, MS, and niece Marie & Bruce Jackson of Yazoo City. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Thursday December 21st starting at 9:30 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. Graveside service in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev Lauren Porter will officate.


Alice Regan McCloskey

Dec 21,2017

Alice Regan McCloskey, 84, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Monday December 18, 2017. A homemaker she was a Communicate of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband Sidney A. McCloskey, sons; John D. McCloskey, & Sidney A. McCloskey, daughters-in-law; Judy McCloskey, & Charlene McCloskey, brothers; Francis William Regan all of Yazoo City, & Joseph Roco Regan of Forest, MS, sisters-in-law; Carolyn Regan of Forest & Billie Regan of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Valarie Horn, Morgan Walker, Nathan McCloskey, & Owen McCloskey, and great grandchild Hayden Horn. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; John Ralph & Viola Regan, brothers: John Ralph Regan, II & George Robert Regan,and a sister; Lena Mae Regan. Visitation will be Thursday December 21st at St Mary's Catholic Church starting at 1:00 P. M. followed by services at 2:00 P.M. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


Annie Louise Love

Dec 15,2017

Annie Louise Love, 86, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday December 12, 2017 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. A seamstress she attended Parkview Church of God. Survivors include her daughters; Carolyn Humphries of Yazoo City, & Jean Griffing of Bentonia, son; Durwood Winstead of Yazoo City, 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, sisters; Virgie Rhodes of Cordova, AL, & Jean Mitchell of Oakland, TN, and brother; William Ben Hasty of Baton Rouge, LA. Preceded in death by her husband; L. C. Love, brother; Allen Hasty, and son-in-law; Jimmy Griffing. Visitation will be Friday December 15th 12:30 – 1:30 P.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home followed by Graveside Services at 2:00 P.M. At Midway Baptist Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev. Jeff Dixon will officiate.


Dorothy Ann Spiars Hoda

Dec 14,2017

Dorothy Ann Spiars Hoda, 81, of Ft Walton Beach, FL, formerly of Yazoo City passed away Saturday December 9, 2017 at The Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City. A member of Anding Baptist Church she was a retired Receptionist. Survivors are her brother Pete Spiars, nieces Cindy Spiars, & Kim Eakin all of Yazoo City, great nieces Kristen Eakin of Cary, MS, Natalie Eakin of Yazoo City and a great nephew Patrick Spiars of Yazoo City along with a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Hoda, and sister; Billie Dee Spiars. Visitation will be Tuesday December 12th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS and Thursday December 14th 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Ft Walton Beach, FL with Graveside Services at 12 Noon in Beal Memorial Cemetery in Ft Walton Beach, FL.


Kenneth D Tyson

Dec 13,2017

Kenneth D. Tyson, 87, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday December 9, 2017 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was retired as an owner / operator of Tyson Southland Service Station and also worked for Randy Saxton at Saxton Auto Parts and Service and a member of First Baptist Church. He was proud of his service to his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. An avid outdoors man he enjoyed taking his son and grandchildren hunting & fishing. Visitation will be Tuesday December 12th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Homeand Wednesday December 13th 9:30 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. Services. at Parkview Church of God on Highway 16 East Yazoo City. Survivors are his son Rand (Carmen) Tyson, grandsons; Hayes Tyson, Austin Tyson & Dean Ellis Tyson all of Yazoo City, brother; Charles Tyson of Tchula, sisters; Alfreda (John) Dennis of Pearl, MS, Thelma (James) Martin of Lexington, Faye Jennings of Rolling Fork,& Marion (Alburton) Swinney of Lexington. Mr. Tyson was preceded in death by his parents; Ellis & Olive Hearn Tyson, wife; Lanelle Tyson, brothers; Van & Walter Tyson,and sisters; Peggy Watson,Lurline McBride, Derinder Winstead, Myree Shanks, & Linda Tyson


Imogene Allen Erickson

Dec 06,2017

Imogene Allen Erickson, 80, of Yazoo City, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2017 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was under hospice care at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison. Imogene was born in Augusta, Georgia on November 22, 1937 to Charles Wesley and Marybelle Allen. She later lived in both North Carolina and South Carolina before moving to Yazoo City in 1951, where she would eventually reside in the heart of downtown on Main Street with her parents and six siblings. In 1957, after being chosen as Miss Yazoo City, Imogene went on to become Miss Mississippi. She was the last winner to be crowned on the Gulf Coast in Biloxi before the pageant officials moved the contest to Vicksburg. She performed a modern jazz dance in a French dancer’s costume in combination with a painting demonstration that wowed the judges. Imogene Allen Day was proclaimed by Yazoo City Mayor Harry Applebaum complete with a parade, barbecue and a gala ball that evening. Every civic service club in the town was involved. She enjoyed traveling throughout the state accepting speaking engagements, modeling and fashion consultations. One of her fondest memories was appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show and then meeting Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle backstage. She participated in the Lions International Parade in Chicago, where her float (A Mississippi Steamboat) won first place. She was honored to represent Mississippi in the Miss America Pageant held in Atlantic City, N.J. She returned to college at MSCW, completing her sophomore year in 1958. Among her many honors were “Dream Girl” of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at Mississippi State University and “Most Beautiful at MSCW. Her studies included dancing, piano and art. After her reign ended in 1958, she married her high school sweetheart, John Erickson. She was a dedicated homemaker and supportive wife as her husband farmed in the Delta and they raised four children there on Wolf Lake. She was the epitome of a Southern lady as etiquette and manners were very important to her. She loved to socialize and was friends with everyone. Imogene was very active in her community, serving on various boards of numerous civic and volunteer organizations. She loved cooking, sewing, painting and gardening. She especially loved watching football and rarely missed an SEC game. She was a dedicated member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Throughout her many years of illness and pain her faith and trust in the Lord never wavered, and now she will live in peace with Him for eternity. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John J. Erickson III; a son, John “Jay” Erickson IV; and brothers, Charles Allen and David Allen. Survivors include her daughters, Kathy Coker and Neetsie Gary (Butch) of Yazoo City; son, Kirk Erickson (Kim) of Madison; brother, Robert Allen of North Carolina; sisters, Barbara Swayze of Benton, Olivia Bowman of Bentonia and Frances Barbour of Jackson; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City with a visitation preceding the service at 9 a.m. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 129 N. Washington Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194 or the American Cancer Society. Serving as pallbearers are Ryan Gary, Joseph Erickson, Henry Barbour, Kevin Erickson, Michael McGraw and Allen Swayze.


Vinita Whitacre

Nov 30,2017

Vinita M. Whitacre, 69, passed away Monday November 27, 2017 at The Yazoo City Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. Retired as a Supervisor at A. P. Green Industries in Pryor, Oklahoma she was a member of Restorative Church in Gulfport, MS. She is survived by her mother; Vivian Thibault of Gulfport, MS,daughter; Robin Stanley of Sylacauga, AL.,sons; Kevin Necaise of Bentonia, MS, and Everett Whitacre, Jr of Gulfport, MS. Grandchildren; Addison Stanley, Preston David (Jessica) Stanley, Tanner Gramm and Markie Whitacre. Great grandchildren; Addison Stanley, Chassity Stanley, Lillie Stanley, and Ryder Stanley. Ms Whitacre was preceded in death by her father Curtis Meridith of Gulfport, MS. Vinita enjoyed traveling, arts & Crafts, reading and photography. She was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. Her greatest joy was attending Church, reading her Bible, and spending time with family and friends. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Thursday November 30th from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Internment will be in Finley Cemetery in Gulfport at a later date.


Hugh E. Gordon, Jr

Nov 30,2017

Hugh E. Gordon, Jr, 75, of Brandon, formerly of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday November 28, 2017 at St Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. A Construction Worker his was employed by Thweet Construction Company and a member of Oakdale Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; Jeannie Gordon of Brandon, daughter; Rebekah (Matthew) Reynolds of Brandon, son; Steven (Shelia) Gordon of Clinton, step-daughters Debra Barlow of Puckett, MS, and Amy Barlow of Brandon, brothers; Thomas Gordon and Douglas Gordon both of Yazoo City and Danny Gordon of Carthage, MS, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Thursday November 30th starting at 9:30 A.M. followed by Services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Crestview Cemetery in Brandon. Rev. Jerry File and Rev. Rick Henson will officiate. Pallbearers are; Manley Washington, D. D. Eldridge. Johnnie Twiner, Posey Campbell, Al Campbell, Benji Campbell,and Bill Davidson. Honorary Pallbearers are Tommy Lancaster and Roy Moody. Hugh will be remembered for the love he had for his grandchildren, hunting, sports, his Church, & Sunday School Group.


Rebecca Teaster Smith

Nov 27,2017

Rebecca Inez Teaster Smith, 89, of Benton passed away Saturday November 18, 2017 at her residence. A homemaker she was a member of Benton Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter; Teresa Teaster of Yazoo City, son; Joe Clifton (Teresa) Teaster of Houston, TX, granddaughters; Lee Ann (Judson) Ivy, Abigail Teaster, & Aurelia Geener, grandson; Jason (Stacy) Geener, & great grandchildren Dylan, Ainsley & Gavin Ivy. Preceded in death by her husband Joe Clifton Teaster, Sr. Services will be Monday November 27 at Benton United Methodist Church with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Rev. Mathew Hall will officiate. Pallbearers are; Billy Luce, Lamar Manor, Bubba Bradley, Billy Bradley, Roland Ledbetter & Alex Woods. The family would like to give a Special Thanks for the Care & Love provided by Mary Johnson, Sharika Johnson, Jennifer Chambers, Lucille Brown, & Nikki Tubbs. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Charlene F. Hunt

Nov 24,2017

Charlene F. Hunt, 71, of Pearl, Passed away Tuesday November 21, 2017 at Merit Health River Oakes Hospital in Flowood. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughters; Colleen Stewart of Laurel, MS, Kendall Chustz of Pearl, MS, Kelly Allen of Pearl, MS,& Danielle Quiterio of Pearl, MS, son; Michael Green of Hanceville, AL, 21 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, sisters; Gloria Fiero of Geneva, NY, & Carol Baker of Louisa, VA, brothers; Gary Case of Phelps, NY, Chuck Case of Phelps, NY,& Terry Case of Geneva, NY. Graveside services will be Friday November 24th at 11:00 A.M. Preceded by visitation 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Rev. Scotty Smith will officiate. Pallbearers are; Michael Robin, Cory Chustz, Stephen Stewart, Channing Walley, Bryan Hubbard, Jason Allen, & Joshua Johnson.


Mary Diane Gordon

Nov 24,2017

Mary Diane Scroggins Gordon, 75, went to be with the Lord on November 22, 2021 at her home in Yazoo City, MS after a long battle with cancer while being surrounded by the loving presence of her children at the time of her passing. Born in Yazoo City, MS, she was the widow of James Malcolm Gordon and the daughter of F.M. and Bonnie Scroggins. After retiring from working many years at Mississippi Chemical Corporation where she worked as an accountant, she later returned to work working at RAJAM in Yazoo City for several years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Yazoo City where she was a faithful attendee up to her battle with cancer and the covid pandemic. She is survived by her sister, Frances Harden of Evergeen, AL; three children – Stacia Johnson (Chris), Tara Woods (Tony), Spencer Gordon (Leslie); ten grandchildren - Macy Woods Keith, Gordon Downs, Christian Gordon, Kaityln Woods Stogner, Dalton Downs, Caleb Gordon, Madelynne Gordon, Mary-Ashlynne Gordon, Suzannah Gordon, and Austin Johnson; seven great grandchildren - Natalee Downs, Peyton Downs, Myles Keith, Mason Keith, Micah Stogner, Ella Stogner, Elijah Stogner. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Donald Scroggins. The funeral service will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Service on Wednesday November 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM with visitation being held from 12:30 PM to the time of the service. Service will be officiated by Pastor Ken Lynch. Pallbearers are Byron Johnson, Griffin Scroggins, Gordon Downs, Christian Gordon, Dalton Downs, and Austin Johnson. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, MS. Please join us in celebrating her life in Christ. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8) and to die is gain for those in Christ (Phillipians 1:21). Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has wiped away every tear and death shall be no more, neither mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away (Revelation 21:4). May God’s grace and peace comfort all her family and friends.


Joseph Keith Osborne

Nov 21,2017

Joseph Keith Osborne, 49, of Bentonia passed away Thursday November 16, 2017, at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. A Floor Technician for Carpet Design in Jackson he was a member of Bentonia Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughter Chanity Osborne of Clinton, MO, son; Chad Osborne of Bentonia, mother; Joyce Osborne of Bentonia, brother; David Osborne of Bentonia. And a grandchild. Keith was preceded in death by his father Joe Osborne. Graveside services will be Tuesday November 21 at 10:00 A.M. In Bentonia Baptist Cemetery with Rev. D. J. Speckner officiating.


Philip "Phil" Ferriss

Nov 19,2017

Philip Reid Ferriss, 94, died Saturday, November 11, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Phil was born February 11, 1923, in Bentonia, Mississippi to Ethel O’Neal and Ernest Marion Ferriss of Bentonia, Mississippi. Phil met his future wife “Doodles” in Yazoo City, Mississippi. They were married on November 11, 1948 in Yazoo City, Mississippi where they made their life together. Phil was a graduate of Bentonia High School and a 1948 graduate of Mississippi State University. Phil was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was a sales executive with Mississippi Chemical, a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City where he served as elder, clerk of the session and choir member for many years. Phil was also a Rotarian and an avid tennis player and bird hunter. Phil served in the United States Army and was a Purple Heart Veteran of World War II. Phil is survived by his wife of 69 years, Cornelia “Doodles” Elliott Ferriss of Ridgeland, Mississippi; his daughters, Marion Crumplar(Tom) of Wilmington, Delaware, Betty Brown(Bill) of Jackson, Mississippi; his grandchildren, Ruth Crumplar Whitmire(Will) of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Davy Crumplar of Wilmington, Delaware, and Ferriss Brown of Jackson, Mississippi; his great-grandchild, Cornelia “Neely” Elliott Whitmire of Chattanooga, Tennessee; his sister, Janie Ferriss Adams of Coushatta, Louisiana; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Phil was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Mary Evelyn Ferriss Lambeth, Lane Ferriss Johnson; and his brothers, Paul Ferriss and Billy Ferriss. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 1:30 to 2:30 at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City with a funeral service to follow at 2:30 at the church. A private family burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, Yazoo City; Palmer Home for Children, Columbus, Mississippi; or French Camp Academy, French Camp, Mississippi.


Frances Gilmer Young

Nov 13,2017

Frances Gilmer Young, 76, of Greenville passed away Saturday November 11, 2017 at The Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville A retired waitress she was of The Baptist Faith. Survivors include her sisters; Jean Hall of Chicago ,IL, Elizabeth “Libby” Burleson of Greenwood, Ruth Gaudine of Greenwood, & Cora Switzer of Brandon, MS, brothers; David Gilmer of Brandon, Bill R. Gilmer of Yazoo City, Tommy Gilmer of Brandon, Curtis Gilmer of Greenville, & B. B.Gilmer of Greenwood. Frances was preceded in death by her husband; Carl D. Young, daughter Rita Young, parents; Charlie & Earlene Gilmer, sister; Linda Hobbs & 2 brothers; J.C.Gilmer & Howard Gilmer. Graveside services will be Monday November 13th at 11:00 A.M. in The Belzoni City Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City is handling the Arrangements .


Frances Louise Brown

Nov 12,2017

Frances Louise Brown, 73, of Paradise Road, Bentonia, born on March 4, 1944 went home to be with The Lord Friday November 10, 2017. A homemaker she was a member of Delta Baptist Church. Survivors are her sons; Verron Hilton (Nancy) Sartin of Gonzales, TX & Stacy Dean (Mary Ann) Sartin of Bentonia, daughter; Julee Pauline (Marvin) Duell of Bentonia, grandchildren; John Michael Duell, Marlee Grace Duell, Amber Stricklin, Laticia Musick, Penni Coulter & Michael Coulter, 14 great grandchildren & 2 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Saturday November 11th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. With services Sunday November 12th at 1:30 P.M. at the funeral home. Rev. Art Land will officiate with internment in Seneasha Cemetery in Atalla County, Mississippi Pallbearers are James McDaniel, Timmy McDaniel, Tim Davis, Irvin Tate, B. J. Duell, and Derrick Stricklin. Honorary Pall Bearers are Verrnon Sartin and Stacy Sartin.


Frankie Lee Collins

Nov 11,2017

Frankie L. Collins, 88, of Benton formerly of Yazoo City passed away Sunday November 5, 2017 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. For 52 years she was a Licensed Practical Nurse at King's Daughters Hospital where she was well loved by the community, friends, and co-workers. Survivors include her daughter Connie Seawright of Benton, son; Ronnie Collins of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Russell Wade Seawright, Ashlie Collins-Dye, Holly Collins Richardson, Emilee Collins & Olivia Collins. 4 great grandchildren, & 2 step grandchildren. Frankie was preceded in death by a grandson Ryan Joseph Seawright, and her husband Lloyd Collins. Services will be Saturday November 11th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 11:00 A.M. Until the 1:00 P.M. Service. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Mailan C Lungrin

Nov 08,2017

Mailan C. Lungrin, 93, of Satartia passed away Sunday November 5, 2017 at Merit River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. A homemaker she was a member of Satartia First Baptist Church. Survivors include her grandchildren; Ginny Hunt of Huntsville, AL, D. J. Cowart of Jackson, MS, Donald Edward Lungrin, Jr of San Diego, CA, & Charles Perry Lungrin of Starkville, MS, niece; Debra Jean Walker of Houston, TX, nephews; Roger Oliver Walker of Pasadena, TX , & Dennis Walker of Deer Park, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband; Charles Edward Lungrin, sons; Donald Edward Lungrin, & Charles Vernon Lungrin. Services will be Thursday November 9th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Short Creek Cemetery.


Margaret Lucille Fredrick Street

Nov 01,2017

Margaret Lucille Frederick Street, 89, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at UMMC in Jackson. Visitation will start at 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 1, 2017, followed by the funeral at 11:00 AM at Center Ridge Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Margaret was born in Water Valley to Lillie Elmore and R.W. Frederick. She moved to Yazoo City at an early age, attending school in Yazoo City. Margaret worked as a crossing guard for 35+ years, mostly at Annie Ellis School. She always loved those years she spent on Grand Avenue, shuttling the kids safely across the street to and from school. Later, after she retired, she helped out for many years at the Food Center at Center Ridge Church. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Lacey Street, her brother Rufus Frederick, and her sister Lou Yarling. She is survived by her four sisters: Irene Street, Louise Villarosa, Pat Street, and Nell Little; two sons: Fred (Martha) Street of Yazoo City and Dennis (Edith) Street of Fairhope, Alabama; grandchildren: Frederick (Mallory) Street of Jackson, Benjamin Street of Yazoo City, Emily (Skip) Pierce of Vaughan, Katie (Jason) Vannoy of Spanish Fort, Alabama, Ashley (Jason) Marass of Fairhope, Alabama, and Will Street, Meg Street, and Sam Street of Fairhope, Alabama. She is also survived by 9 great-grandchildren: Caroline, W.C., Allison and Rebecca Jane Pierce, Emma Grace and Eli Vannoy, and Vera, Bostic, and Eloise Marass. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials in her name be made to Center Ridge Baptist Church, 3150 Center Ridge Road, Yazoo City, MS 39194, or to the charity of your choice. Online guestbook may be signed at www.stricklin-king.com.


Ralph G. May

Oct 31,2017

Ralph G. May, 88, of Benton passed away Sunday October 29, 2017 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was a U. S. Army Veteran, retired from Insurance Sales, and a member of Benton & Concord Baptist Churches. Survivors include; his sons; Pope (Pam) May of Benton, Terry (Nancy) May of Madison, Berry May of Benton, & Rev. Andy (Susan) May of Collinsville, MS, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, brother; Troy May & sister; Gladys Janaeux both of Bentonia. Ralph was preceded in death by his wife; Bobbie Ann Burns May & his brothers; Curtis May, Jr & Teddy May. The family would like to give a special thank you to The State Veterans Home in Kosciusko for the care they gave. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation Monday October 30th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. And Tuesday October 31st 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow at Fletchers Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Andy May & Rev. Chance May will officiate.


Albert Keith McIntyre

Oct 23,2017

Albert Keith McIntyre, 76, of Louise passed away at his residence Friday October 20, 2017. He was employed as a Telephone Technician with Delta Telephone Company, a U. S. Army Veteran, and a member of Bethel Baptist Church Louise. Survivors include his wife Shirley McIntyre, son; Ronald Keith McIntyre of Glen Allen, daughter; Stacy Jones of Louise, sister; Judy Byrd of Flowood, brother Tony McIntyre of Anquilla, granddaughters; Rebecca Parkerson, Megan Price, Marlee McIntyre, grandson; Treyton Keith Jones, great granddaughters; Lillian Price, McKensley Parkerson, Anslee Parkerson, and great grandsons; Jayden Tolen, Remington Price. Services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Monday October 23rd with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. Followed by services at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Jim Ingram will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Pallbearers are; Jacob Pruden, Terry Rutherford, Jamie Jones, Bo Green, Billy Vandevere, and Smith Woods. Honorary Pallbearers are; Harold Peeples. Jerry Peeples, Billy Ray Peeples, and Pat Peeples.


LeRoy Girard

Oct 18,2017

Leroy Girard, 98, of Jackson formerly of Yazoo City passed away Saturday October 14, 2017 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. A retired Postal Carrier at The Yazoo City Post Office, he was an Army Veteran of World War II and a communicate of Theresa Catholic Church. Survivors include sons; Samuel Girard of Bentonia, & Jim Girard of Benton, daughters; Karen Boudreaux of Waveland & Ailyne McCary of Kentucky, 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday October 18th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. until the 2:00 P. M. services in the funeral home chapel. Father Sunds will officiate, Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Sharrie L. Saxton

Oct 12,2017

Sharrie L. Saxton, 72, of Eden passed away Tuesday October 10, 2017 at Mississippi Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. A Certified Nurse Assistant at Mid Delta Home Health she was a member of Eden Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband Johnt T. “J.T.” Saxton, sons; Thomas Wayne Saxton of Decator, AL & Stewart Saxton of Saucier, MS, daughter; Theresa Saxton of Benton, 9 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, sister Gloria Purvis of Madison, and brother; George Johnston of Fulton, MS. Sharrie was preceded in death by her son; Bradley Gilruth Saxton. Services will be held at Eden Baptist Church Thursday October 12th with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. until the11:00 A.M. Service. Rev. Gary Henderson will officiate. Internment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. . Pallbearers are; Jammie Saxton, Durand Burdine, Bubb Purvis, Harper Guthrie, Loftin Pigg, Mark House, John House, and Jonathan Miller. In Lieu of flowers the family request donations to The Sharrie Saxton Family account at BankPlus to help with funeral expenses.


Luzelle Martin

Oct 07,2017

Luzelle Martin, 84, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday October 3, 3017 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. A self employed Seamstress she was a member of Second Presbyterian Church. Survivors include; her husband; Vernon Martin, daughter Cheryl (Randy) Hanna of Yazoo City, son; Stephen (Linda) Martin of Plaquemine, LA, grandchildren; Jason Hanna, Joshua Hanna, Amanda Hanna Dickerson, Austin Hanna, Justin Martin, & Stevie Martin, 5 great grandchildren, and a sister; Bobbie Everett of Fenton, MI. Visitation will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Friday October 6th 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. and Saturday October 7th 9:30 A.M. until the 12:00 P.M. Service. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemtery. Rev Mike Howell and Rev. Nick Bullock will officiate. Pallbearers are; Stephen Martin, Justin Martin, Joshua Hanna, Austin Hanna, Kenneth Perew, and Robert Long. Honorary pallbearers are; Randy Hanna, Jason Hanna, and Brandon Dickerson.


Kenneth "Squeediddle" Gary

Oct 04,2017

Kenneth Eugene “Squeediddle” Gary, 60, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday October 1, 2017 at his residence. A Contractor with The Corp of Engineers he was a member of Concord Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; Nancy Wylene Gary, daughter Kimberly (Chris) Bennett of Petal, MS, sisters; Ruby Rowell of Sandersville, MS & Rhonda Rice of Yazoo City, brothers: George “Bubba” Gary, John Gary, & Charles “Bozo” Gary all of Yazoo City, granddaughters; Kassidy Stevens of Petal. Kelli Stevens of Petal, & Gracy Stevens of Bentonia. Squeediddle was preceded in death by his parents Luther & Ruth Gary and a granddaughter Kayla Brooke Stevens. Visitation will be Tuesday October 3rd 5:00 -7:00 P.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home with services Wednesday October 4th at 2:00 P.M. in Stricklin-King's Chapel with Rev. John Gallagher officiating. Internment will follow in Concord Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bubba Gary, John Gary, Charles Gary, William David Pigg, Holly Pigg, Dennis Pigg, Chris Bennett, and Timmy Ketchum. In Lieu of flower the family request memorials be made to The Diabetes Foundation


Harold Lee Webb

Sep 26,2017

Harold Lee Webb, 72, of Jackson formerly of Louise passed away Friday September 22, 2017 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Employed in Chemical Sales he was of The Methodist faith. Survivors are his wife Elaine Webb of Jackson, daughter Paige Grove of Atlanta, GA, son; Lee Webb Pitts of New York, NY, 4 grandchildren, brother; Howard Taft Webb, Jr. of Yazoo City, sisters; Dianna Jenkins of Benton, Jackie Capwell of Memphis, TN, and Betty Hannah of Fairburn, GA. Harold was preceded in death by his Parents; Howard Taft & Queenie McGahey Webb, Sr, brother; Tommy McCoy and sister; Mary Louise Shireman Memorial Services will be held Tuesday September 26 at 1st Methodist Church in Yazoo City with visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Memorial Service under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


Karen Ketchum

Sep 26,2017

Karen Ketchum, 48, of Yazoo City passed away at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson Monday September 25, 2017. Disabled she was a member of Castle Chapel Methodist- Protestant Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; Gerald and Betty Sue Ketchum. Survivors are her Aunt; Celeste & Wallace Parr of Yazoo City, uncles; Pete & Kathleen Ketchum of Ridgeland, & James & Ursula Ertle of Bentonia, cousins; Craig Parr of Yazoo City, Cheryle Burrow of Brandon, Walter Martin of Brandon, Kim Richardson of Ridgeland, & Barbara Williams of Benton. And a host of other cousins, Karen's legal guardian Jimmy & Armona Hilderbrand, and her caretaker; Jennifer Ketchum. Visitation will start at 12:00 P.M. Tuesday September 26 followed by services at 2:00 P.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Steven Carter will officiate with internment to follow in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Craig Parr, Josh Richardson, Jimmy Hilderbrand, Van Foster, Willard Dale Ketchum, Mike Ketchum, Dustin White, and Chase White.


Elizabeth "Sis" King Sanford

Sep 25,2017

Elizabeth K. “Sis” Sanford, 82, of Yazoo City passed away Friday September 22, 2017 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. A Communicate of St. Mary's Catholic Church she was a homemaker. Survivors are her husband Wilbur “Wolf” Sanford of Yazoo City, daughters; Cathy (Bobby) Steinriede of Glen Allan, MS, & Mary Lou (Seger) Collier of Madison, MS, and son Bill (Lynn) Coleman of Benton. Sis was preceded in death by her son; Wes Coleman and her parents Aaron S. & Elizabeth Brickell King, Sr. Visitation will be Monday September 25th 9:30 until The Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A. M. at St Mary's Catholic Church in Yazoo City. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Charles Ray Roark

Sep 19,2017

Charles Ray Roark, 81, of Benton passed away Saturday September 16, 2017 at his residence. Retired from Mississippi Chemical Corporation where he worked in the Engineering Department he was a member of Benton Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Sarah Roark of Benton, daughters; Linda Ochsenschlager of Highland Ranch, CO, & Debra Roark Mires of Midlothin, TX, son; Henry Lamar Roark of Orlando, FL, 6 grandchildren,and 2 great grandchildren. Charles was preceded in death by great grandson; Gabriel Miller & brother; Perry Lamar Roark. Services will be Tuesday September 19 at Benton Baptist Church with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. Followed by services at 2:30 P.M. Internment will follow in the Church cemetery with Rev. Charles Moore officiating. Pallbearers are; Bill Oldham, Jr., Mac Smith, Mike Swindle, Chet Melton, Jason Mires, Josh Dungan, & Bickhen Forshee.


Peggy Jo King

Sep 19,2017

Peggy Jo King, 67, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Saturday September 16, 2017. She was Co-Owner of Delta Ace Hardware and a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors are her husband; Jim King, son; Sean King, and 3 grandchildren all of Yazoo City. Services will be Tuesday September 19 at Parkview Church of God with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Ken Lynch officiating. Pallbearers are; David Hancock, Wayne Allen, Jr., Steve Cheatham, Curtis Bowman, Mike Atkinson, and Slaton King. Honorary Pallbearers are; Baynon Jones & Wayne Allen, Sr.


William Lamar Harris

Sep 07,2017

William Lamar Harris, 79 of Tallulah, Louisiana passed away Saturday September 2, 2017 at Merit River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. Retired from River Region Medical Center working in maintenance, he was of The Baptist Faith. Survivors are his daughter; Patricia Harris Richie of Tallulah, LA granddaughter April Richie of Tallulah, grandson Trey (Clarissa) Brown of Alabama, great grandchildren Zoey Brown & Trystan Brown, sisters; Warrene Triplett of Vicksburg, sister-in-law Rosemary Cain Mitchell of Jackson, MS, sisters-in law; Geraldine Harris of Rayville, LA, & Adine Harris of Brandon, MS, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be Thursday September 7th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. Followed By services at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Ray Thornton will officiate with burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.


Margie F. Herrod

Sep 03,2017

Margie F. Herrod, 83, of Bentonia passed away Friday September 1, 2017 at The Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Yazoo City. A homemaker she was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Survivors are her son; Barry Herrod of Bentonia, brothers; Pete Hancock of Biloxi & Roy Hancock of Bentonia, sisters; Christene Cain of Bentonia, Ruby Necaise of Gulfport, and Jimmy Hancock of Biloxi. Mrs. Herrod was preceded in death by her husband; Garland W. Herrod. Graveside services will be Sunday September 3rd at 2:00 P.M. in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery in Yazoo County.


Pamela Dianne Jones

Aug 28,2017

Pamela Dianne Jones, 63, of Christmas Place Road in Holmes County, passed away at her residence Friday August 25, 2017. For many years she was employed as a bookkeeper at Yazoo Industries and retired as bookkeeper at Delta Ace Hardware. She was also a member of Eden Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband; Paul Gresham Jones, Sr., sons; Daniel C. (Lynn) Thrasher of Yazoo City, Ralph Thrasher of San Diego, CA, Paul Jones, Jr of Casper WY, & Bryan Jones of Columbia, MS, granddaughter; Tammie Lee Ann Thrasher of Yazoo City, grandsons; Michael Carlile of Yazoo City, & John Christian Gallagher of Yazoo City, sisters; Gail C. White, of Wayside, MS, Debra Wools of Colony, KA, and Margaret Bryant of Flowood, Ms and step-father Ed Bailey, Jr of Sandhill, MS Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Monday August 28 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Graveside services will be Monday August 28 at Coopersville Baptist Church in Morton, MS.


Betty Saxton Potter

Aug 24,2017

Betty Saxton Potter, 75, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Tuesday August 22, 2017. A Baptist she was the retired owner / manager of C& B Quick Shop. Survivors are her daughter; Debbie (J. D.) Hester of Yazoo City, sons; Nickey Newton of Yazoo City, & Claude (Jennifer) Potter of Benton, 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, brothers; Kenny Saxton of Benton, Robie Saxton of Clinton, MS, & Barry Saxton of Benton, sisters; Annie Eldridge of Benton, Janice Kirk of Yazoo City, and Kathy Walker of Flowood, MS. Services will be held at Parkview Church of God Thursday August 24th with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the service at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in the Saxton Family Cemetery located at Kenny Saxton's residence in the Midway Community. Pallbearers are; Brian Saxton, Joey Saxton, Daniel Walker, Wayne Saxton, Mark Saxton, Mike Saxton, Reid Saxton, Clark Saxton, Kirk Douglas, Hunter Douglas, & Bubba Saxton.


William "Bill" Adams, Sr.

Aug 23,2017

William “Bill” Bryant Adams, Sr., 79, went running into the arms of Jesus peacefully at his residence on Friday, August 18, 2017. Born in Yazoo County, Mississippi on April 23, 1938 to T.C. Adams and Lucille Higginbotham, Mr. Adams was a true blessing to all that knew him. He married his high school sweetheart and wife of 61 years, Peggy Pearl Griffin on May 26, 1957. They currently resided in Clinton, MS. Mr. Adams is preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Jeremy Cleo Graham. He leaves behind his wife and his siblings Raymond Adams and Wayne Adams (Elaine). He is also survived by his children William B. Adams, Jr. (Terri), Stacey Adams Turner (Patrick), Murray A. Adams (Gloria), and Rene Adams Thompson (Greg), his grandchildren Lindsey Taulbee Broadus (Craig), Christopher Brian Adams (Rebecca), Aaron Ryan Adams (Renee), William Howard Adams, Whitney Graham Hardison (Russell), Elizabeth Adams Ellet (Mike), Andrew Taz Alias (Mary Kendal), Caitlyn Rae Adams, Cody Lee Thompson, Macey Elise Adams, and ten great grandchildren. Mr. Adams will be remembered most for his exemplary Christian values, his deep rooted devotion to his wife and family, and his many years of public service. Mr. Adams served his country in the United States Army from 1956-1959. He retired from the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics following a lucrative career in law enforcement, which was his true passion. Throughout his many years of duty, Mr. Adams was employed by the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Office, the Pascagoula Police Reserves, Bellaire Texas Police Department, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. During his time on Earth, Mr. Adams had an unwavering assurance that God was the forefront of his existence. He was a member of Pocahontas Baptist Church. His strong belief in Christ was evident through both his words and his actions. Mr. Adams was an extraordinary role model to younger generations and was his absolute happiest when he was surrounded by those he loved. Mr. Adams never met a stranger, and to know him was to love him. He will be immensely missed. The family of Mr. Adams would like to thank Brandy McGrew, R.N., of Baptist Hospice and Dr. Joseph Montgomery of Baptist Medical Clinic for the compassionate care and tenderness that they provided for Mr. Adams and his family during the final days of his life. Celebration of the life of William Bryant Adams, Sr. will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral home in Yazoo City on Wednesday August 23, 2017. Visitation will be held from 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm. Funeral services for Mr. Adams will begin at 2:00 pm.


Robin Renee Boyanton Hasty

Aug 22,2017

Robin Renee Boyanton Hasty, 54, of Benton passed away at her residence Friday August 18, 2017. A homemaker she was a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors are her husband Jeff Hasty, aunt; Rita & Jery Hopkins of Saucier, MS, brothers Tommy Boyanton & Buddy Boyanton of Yazoo City, ½ brothers; Daniel Douglas & David Hester of Westland, MI, and by her puppy an Australian Shepard “Bandit”. Services will be at Stricklin- King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation Monday August 21st 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. And services Tuesday August 22nd at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Midway Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jessie Byrd officiating.


Robert C. Woods

Aug 15,2017

Graveside services will be held for Robert C. Woods August 15 at 10:00 at Glenwood Cemetery, in Yazoo City, MS. Mr. Woods passed away on Saturday, August 12 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, MS, at the age of 86. He was predeceased by his parents Curtis Woods and Pearlie Wiltcher Woods; brothers, Wesley (Imogene), Luther (Christine), Charlie (Lorene), Leon (Nell), Johnny (Louise) and sister Lida Downs (Grady). Mr. Woods was a life-long resident of Yazoo County, leaving only to serve his country during the Korean Conflict as a hospitalist in the Navy for four years. Mr. Woods attended Benton Public Schools where he met the love of his life since 7th grade, Betty Lou Williams. Both attended Holmes Junior College after graduation and before he joined the Navy. After leaving the Navy, where he was attached to the Marine Corps, Mr. Woods first farmed with his father-in-law, Edward Williams, in the Benton community while also managing Mississippi Federated Co-Op/MFC Services in Canton. He later transferred to the MFC Services in Madison to manage the seed department. He and his sons established Woods Angus Farms and together built a national reputation for quality Angus cattle. In 2004 they were recognized as the Mississippi Angus Association Family of the Year. He and his wife were active members of Bethlehem Baptist Church on Fugates Road in Benton until he became too ill to attend. He was an avid supporter of any activity in which his grandchildren participated. He never wanted to miss one of their cattle shows, ballgames or dance team performances. Mr. Woods is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty, two sons, Robbie and Mike, three grandchildren, Karen (Trey) Gunn, Matthew (Megan) Woods, Christie Woods, and many special nieces and nephews. The following will serve as pall bearers: Marco Nicovich, Larry Hall, Quint Carver, Alvin Woods, Bill Downs, Alvin Woods, Jr., Gregg Lott and Clyde Lott. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yazoo County Cancer Fund, c/o Bank of Yazoo, P.O. Box 600, Yazoo City, Mississippi, 39194 or Parkinson's Research.


Wanda F. Hearst

Aug 11,2017

Wanda F. Hearst, 83, of Benton passed away Tuesday August 8, 2017 at The Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City. A homemaker she was a member of Black Jack Baptist Church. Survivors are her son; Randy (Shurley Rae) Hearst of Benton, sisters-in-law; Amy Martin of Bentonia & Kathryn Broom of Benton, and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hearst was preceded in death by her husband; Randolph Hearst, her parents; J. D. & Mildred Kinnison Martin, and brother Joe Danny Martin. Services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Friday August 11th with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Dr. David White & Rev. Cortez Hutchinson will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Billy Robinson, Randy Robinson, Greg Broom, Smith Stoner, Jason Ables, Matt Edgar, & Aaron Hendrix. Honorary Pallbearers are the Deacons of Black Jack Baptist Church along with Will Love & Tony Fisher. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to Black Jack Baptist Church Building Fund or Martha Coker Green Houses.


Fred Sligh

Aug 10,2017

Fred Stovall Sligh was born July 15, 1933 in Schlauter, MS to Marvin S. and Millie Mae Meeks Sligh. The family moved to Yazoo City where Fred remained until enlisting in the Army. He served in the Korean War where he was wounded. He returned to Yazoo in 1955, where he met and married Recil Thomas. The couple remained married for 60 years until his death. They had 3 children; Thomas “Tim” Sligh, Freddie Sligh, and Coy Sligh. Fred and Recil started out farming until Fred accepted a position to serve as Deputy Sheriff for Terrell Stubblefield. Later he worked at The Yazoo City Compress before Accepting a position as Warehouse Supervisor for Mississippi Farmer's Co-Op, Inc. When MFC was sold, he supervised the warehouse at Madison County Co-Op in Canton, MS until he retired. Fred is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers; Charles Sligh and James Ray Sligh, his sister Melba Jean Wilson Coker and his son; Thomas Martin Sligh. He is survived by his wife Recil Sligh, son; Freddie (Sandra) Sligh, daughter; Coy Sligh Burton and daughter-in law; Jennie (Tim) Sligh, 2 granddaughters Rebecca (Paul) McAllister and Lauren Sligh (Michael) Frazier, and a grandson Chip Sligh. There are also 4 great granddaughters and 4 great grandsons. Services are Thursday August 10, 2017 at Scotland Baptist Church with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. Until The 2:00 P.M. Funeral service. Rev. Glen Allen will officiate. Internment will follow in the church cemetery.


June Mathis

Aug 09,2017

I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 June Green Mathis, 76, of Yazoo City, MS passed away on August 05, 2017. June was born in Louise, MS on June 12, 1941, to Thomas Leo Green and Louella Sanders Green. She married Plum Michael Mathis Jr., in 1960. They had three sons: Jon Michael (Wanda), Gregory Douglas (Karen), and Thomas Vincent (Lisa) Mathis. June started her career at King’s Daughters Hospital Yazoo City where she worked 36 years before retiring from the Business Administration Department. June was a member of First Baptist Church of Yazoo City and Order of the Eastern Star. June took special joy in all of her grandchildren: Zachary, Jon Michael, Hanna, Kailey, Lauren, Thomas and Christopher. June loved her family, especially the annual Thanksgiving Green family gatherings, singing, dancing and music. June was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Sonny Green; sisters, Evelyn Prine, Cathryn Jones; granddaughter, Megan Mathis; and her husband, Plum Mathis. She is survived by her three sons and daughter-in-laws; seven grandchildren; a brother, H.D. Green (Joy); sisters, Nina Redditt (Bardin), Merita Shook (Dossie), Susie Pitalo (Butch), Debbie Render (Phil) and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at First Baptist Church Wednesday August 9th beginning at 12:30 P.M. Followed by Funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Graveside will be conducted at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to June’s favorite charities, Gideon’s International or Baptist Disaster Relief Fund.


Dorothy K. Burrell

Aug 08,2017

Dorothy K. Burrell, 83, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday August 5, 2017 at Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare center. A homemaker she was of the Baptist faith. Survivors are; her daughters; Vickie (David) Lancaster of Bentonia, Hope Nelson of Yazoo City, & Joy Warren of Warner Robins, GA, son; Dennis Burrell of Bentonia, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, brothers; Ross Kuhn of New Hampshire, & Fred Kuhn of Virginia, and sister Sue Wilkerson of Coldwater, MS. Graveside services will be 3:00 P.M. Tuesday August 8th in Glenwood Cemetery officiated by Rev. Steven Carter.


Myra Faye Womble

Aug 07,2017

Myra Faye Womble, 82, of Lafayette, LA passed away Tuesday August 1, 2017. She was a homemaker. Survivors are her husband; Tony Womble, daughters Susan (Jose’) Aldaya and Lilli Pace and partner Michael Rossman, grandchildren; Lauren Aldaya, Alexander Aldaya, and Adrian Harrison. She was Preceded in death by her parents; A. E. Pace and the former Flossie Henson, 3 sisters and 1 brother. Memorial services were held Saturday August 5th 5:00 P.M. at Delhomme Chapel of The Flowers in Lafayette, LA interment will be Monday August 7th at 3:00 P.M. in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, MS. Rev. Luther Burney officiated. Stricklin-King Funeral Home handled arrangements in Yazoo City, MS.


Peggy Joyce Coody

Aug 05,2017

Peggy Joyce Coody, 76, of Satartia passed away Friday August 4, 2017 at St Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband; Leon Coody, daughters; Rebbeca (Richey) Cobb of Madison, & Elizabeth (Jeff) Tinnan of Hattiesburg, sons; Leon (Paula) Coody of Bristol, ID, & Charles (Stacey) Coody of Bentonia, 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and sister; Cynthia Ward of Belzoni. Services will be Saturday August 5th at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with visitation starting at 2:00 P.M. Until the 3:00 P.M. Funeral service. Internment will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Josh Matthews will officiate. Pallbearers are; William Twiner, Donald Seay, Richey Cobb, Bozo Burrough, David Drouge and Colton Coody. Honorary Pallbearers are; Robert Belk, Andy Burt, Frank Hilderbrand, Billy Ray Harris, Boogie Clark, Raymond Petway, and Jeff Tinnan.


Sharon Dale Stevens

Aug 02,2017

Sharon Dale Stevens, 66, of Benton passed away Tuesday August 1, 2017 at St Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. A homemaker she was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband; Charles Stevens, sons; Stephen (Kimberly) Hasty and Christopher Hasty, granddaughters; Leah Hasty, and Tara Hasty, grandson; Reed Hasty,great grandchildren; Kendra, Ken, Hank, and Aubrey, and brothers; Robert (Ann) Ellett and Randy Ellett all of Benton. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City has been entrusted with the arrangements.


David L. Holeman, Sr

Jul 31,2017

David L. Holeman, Sr.,77, of Yazoo City passed away Friday July 28, 2017 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. He was a truck Driver, a U. S. Army Veteran, and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors are his daughters; Tina Holeman of Daly City, CA, Deborah Gobert of Daly City, CA, and Angela Turner of Pittsburg, CA, son; David Holeman, Jr. of Daly City, CA, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren,and sister; Peggy Dykes of Pascagoula, MS. David was preceded in death by his parents; Roy Lee & Jeffie Pearl Watkins Holeman. Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday July 31 in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev.Glen Martin officiating. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


William Donald "Donnie" Rogers

Jul 21,2017

William Donald “Donnie” Rogers, 37, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday July 18, 2017 in Brookhaven, Mississippi. A Handyman he was of the Baptist faith. Survivors are his parents; Chris & Clenton Ray Rogers, Jr. of Yazoo City, sons; Jordan Rogers of Florala, AL, Kobe & Will Rogers of Yazoo City, daughters Hanna Rogers of Texas & Aaliyah Rogers of Yazoo City, brothers; Scotty Williams & David Rogers of Yazoo City, sister; Tina Rogers of Yazoo City, a host of nieces, nephews, & uncles also survive. Donnie was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Clenton Ray & Mary J. Rogers, Sr., & maternal grandparents; W. I. & Evelyn Chaney Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Friday July 21st 1:00 P.M. Until the 2:00 P.M. Memorial Service at the funeral home. Rev. Richard Jennings will officiate.


Clara Pearl McNamara

Jul 17,2017

Clara Pearl McNamara, 59, of rural Hinds County passed away at her residence Thursday July 13, 2017. She was a supervisor at Hunter Engineering and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors are her husband; Michael McNamara of Jackson, daughter; Stacy Dunning of Byrum, sons; James R. Fielder of Jackson and Victor Manor of Verona, MS, a grandchild; Mayghan Fielder, Brothers; Robert Ellett and James Randy Ellett and sister; Sharon Stevens all of Benton. Visitation will be Sunday July 16 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with services Monday July 17 at 2:00 P.M. at The Funeral Home with Rev. Lewis Kalil officiating. Internment will follow in The Flora City Cemetery.


Phillip E Swayze, Jr

Jul 17,2017

Phillip E. Swayze, Jr, 69, of Tchula passed away at his residence on Bee Lake in Holmes County Thursday July 13, 2017. He was a pharmacist and at one-time owner of Swayze Pharmacy in Yazoo City. Survivors are his daughters; Annie Swayze Granholm of Benton and Mary Swayze of Vicksburg, and sister Sandra Swayze of Yazoo City. Visitation will be Monday July 17 11:00 A.M. – 12:30P.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Yazoo City followed by his Memorial Service at The Funeral Home.


Minnie Fuller

Jul 12,2017

Minnie A. Fuller died Saturday July 08, 2017 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Tuesday July 11 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Funeral services will be at Central Baptist Church at Little Yazoo Wednesday July 12at 10:00 A.M. With final resting place at Oak Grove Cemetery at Phoenix. Minnie Fuller was born at Glen Allen, MS September 21, 1928. The second of thirteen children born to Columbus Oscar Harber and Mae Bell Flanagan Harber Pigg, She is preceded in death by both parents, a child Mary Ann, her husband of 31 years Eugene ( Buddy) Fuller, brothers; Columbus Harber, Fred Harber, & James Harber, sisters; Ada Mae Lawrence, Sadie McFarland, & Joy Cleveland. Survivors include her sisters; Eva (Gene) Martin of Benton & Margaret (James) Bright of Yazoo City, brothers; Sydney Harber of Yazoo City, Talman Harber, & Charles Harber, Lots of nieces & nephews, step-children Marleene Lee, Becky Patterson, & Eddie Fuller. She dedicated her life to raising her four children; Dorothy (Robert) Oliver of Benton, Sandra (Steve) Meyerhein of Rio Rancho, NM, George Fuller of Yazoo City, & John (Phoebe) Fuller of Clinton, 6 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren. In lieu of Flowers the family request donations be made to Martha Coker Green Houses, 2041 Grand Ave., Yazoo City, MS 39194, Central Baptist or Oak Grove Baptist Churches.


Allen Fredrick "Fred" Johnston, Sr.

Jul 11,2017

Allen Fredrick “Fred” Johnston, Sr., 85, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday July 8, 2017 at Martha Coker Green Houses. Retired as a Supervisor at Mississippi Chemical Corporation, He was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy Veteran. Survivors include his son; Richard (Christy) Johnston of Yazoo City,daughter; Margaret (Michael) Robertson of Yazoo City, 6 grandchildren; Mickey Robertson, Charlotte Robertson, Olivia (Kyle) Athey, Fred Johnston, III, Ashton (Laken) Johnston, & Hunter Johnston, 7 great grandchildren, and daughter-in-law Lisa Johnston of Yazoo City. Fred was preceded in death by his wife; Lou Rite Johnston and son Allen Fredrick Johnston, Jr. Visitation will be Monday July 10 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with services Tuesday July 11 at 11:00 A.M. At Center Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. Daryl Oster officiating. Internment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are; Michey Robertson, Ashton Johnston, Fred Johnston, Hunter Johnston, Kyle Athey, & Buddy Reeves.


Otto B Browning, Jr.

Jul 08,2017

Otto B. Browning, Jr., 70, of Madison passed away at St. Catherine's Village Thursday July 6, 2017. Retired from farming, he was a member of First Baptist Church- Yazoo City, and a U. S. Army Veteran of The Vietnam War. Survivors are his wife; Laurie E Browning, son; David (Ashley) Browning, daughter Beth (Clark) Moore all of Madison. Grandchildren; Campbell Browning, Carson Browning, Audrey Moore, and Lyla Moore, and brother Troy (Robin) Browning of Ridgeland. He was preceded in death by his parents; Otto B.and Billie Rowland Browning, Sr., and brother Tommy Browning. Visitation will be at Stricklin King Funeral Home Saturday July 8th starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. In Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City officiated by Rev. Chuck Poole.


Jessie Joe Osborne

Jul 08,2017

Jessie Joe Osborne, 80, of Bentonia passed away Thursday July 6, 2017 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A retired contractor, owner of Osborne Grocery, was employed by W. S. “Red” Hancock Oil Field Construction and a member of Bentonia Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Joyce Marie Osborne,sons; David (Charlotte) Osborne & Keith Osborne all of Bentonia, grandsons; Christian Osborne & Chad Osborne,granddaughter Chanity Osborne , great granddaughter Wylen Osborne. Joe was preceded in death by his parents Lecester & Bessie Massey Osborne, brothers; Allen & Marcus Osborne. Services will be Saturday July 8th at Bentonia Baptist Church with visitation from 1:00 P. M. until the 2:00 P.M. Service officiated by Rev. D.J. Specner. Internment will follow in Bentonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is in charge of Arrangements.


Carter Michael Maranto

Jul 08,2017

Carter Michael “Mike” Maranto, 62, of Holly Bluff passed away Wednesday July 5, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center Yazoo. Mike was self employed and of the Catholic Faith. Survivors include his wife; Ann Wyatt Maranto, son: Carter Maranto both of Yazoo City, daughter; Melissa “Missy” Maranto (Clint) of Vicksburg, grandchildren Audrey Johnson, Marley Johnson, & Dylan Johnson, brothers; Norman (Joyce Maranto of Amory, MS & Willie (Nancy) Maranto of Anguilla, sisters; Lady (Richard) Hamlin of Greenville, MS, Martha (Keith) Dempsey of Orofino, ID, Mary (Will) Dickson of Memphis, & Lottie (Donald) Durst of Anguilla. Mike was preceded in death by his parents; John & Beulah Derrickson Maranto & brother; Johnny Boy Maranto Visitation will start at 11:00 A.M. Saturday July 8th until the 12:00 P.M. Memorial service at Stricklin-King Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Grover Greer & Rev. Norman Maranto. Pallbearers are; William Davidson, George Reed Davidson, Charles Durst, Donald O. “Don” Durst, III, William Hatchett “Cheet” Maranto, Smith Stoner, Hays Tidmore, & Tanner Tidmore. Honary pallbearers are:William “Bill” Cooper, Charles Bert Darnell, Kevin Helton, Phillip Hester, Danny Howle, Jackie Martin, Jerry Martin, Neil Nichols, Ronnie Wilson, & Tommy Woodard. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to; The Ladies Alter Society, 1366 Marathon Pointe, Glen Allan, MS 38744 or Holly Bluff United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 186, Holly Bluff, MS 39088


Dorothy K. Burrell

Jul 08,2017

Dorothy K. Burrell, 83, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday August 5, 2017 at Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare center. A homemaker she was of the Baptist faith. Survivors are; her daughters; Vickie (David) Lancaster of Bentonia, Hope Nelson of Yazoo City, & Joy Warren of Warner Robins, GA, son; Dennis Burrell of Bentonia, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, brothers; Ross Kuhn of New Hampshire, & Fred Kuhn of Virginia, and sister Sue Wilkerson of Coldwater, MS. Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday August 8th in Glenwood Cemetery officiated by Rev. Steven Carter.


Archie P Crawford

Jul 03,2017

Archie Pinkney Crawford, III, “Roots”, Beloved brother and uncle, went to his eternal life June 30, 2017 at his residence on Fletcher Chapel Road, Yazoo City, Mississippi. He was born September 18, 1948 in Yazoo City to Archie and Lucille Crawford. He spent his young years in Eden, Mississippi. After graduating from Yazoo City High School in 1966, he attended Mississippi State University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He also attended Holmes Junior College and graduated from Delta State University in business. He worked with his father at Crawford Farms in Eden for many years. He later worked for Marathon Oil Company and eventually retired from oilfield production. During this time, he moved and spent many years in Lafayette, La where he was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, then settling and retiring to his home on Fletcher Chapel Road where he lived next door to his adopted aunt and longtime friend Katherine Plunkett. He is survived by his sister, Linda Crawford Harrison, Madison, MS, his sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Bill Farmer of Lafayette, La, as well as many nieces and their families including Tara and Christopher Venetis with children Connor Crawford, his godson, and Cameron; Delle and Jason Smith with children Emma, Adelyn, and Jaxon; Emilee and Matthew Cooley with children Austin and Hudson; and Celena and Dustin Holmes with child Dylan Wyatt. Also his aunt Mary Beth Logan and his adopted aunt Katherine Plunckett. He is preceded in death by his parents Archie Crawford Jr. and Lucille Cockrell Crawford of Eden, Ms. His grandparents, Archie Crawford, Sr. and Idell Nolan Crawford of Eden, Ms, and Earl and Ina Chapman of Jackson, Ms. Archie definitely had a zest for life and his humor was unforgettable. His passion for Mississippi State Bulldogs will be remembered fondly as well as his love for all things NASCAR. Uncle Archie, as he was affectionately called, was a loving, dedicated, and generous uncle to all his nieces, great nieces, and great nephews whom he treated as his own children and grandchildren. His love, wit, and tales of the past will be missed but never forgotten. Visitation will be on Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 5-7 pm at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Ms. His funeral will be on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 11:00 am at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Ms


Phillip N. Dixon, Sr

Jul 03,2017

Phillip Nolan Dixon, Sr, 86, of Benton, Mississippi, passed away at home surrounded by his family after a long fought battle with cancer June 30, 2017. One of seven children, he was born on October 31, 1930, in Yazoo County to the late James N. and Hazel Mize Dixon of the Scotland Community. He attended Benton High School. He was married to Louise Stricklin of Yazoo City for nearly 66 years and they had two sons, Phil and Mark. He was a member of Scotland Baptist Church for many years as well as First Baptist Church in Yazoo City. He retired from Mississippi Chemical Corporation after 33 years at the age of 57. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and being in the country. He always planted a large garden that would produce enough vegetables to give to his family and share with his friends . He and Louise also followed their grandchildren playing sports and watching school programs while they were in high school and college. He was a strong believer in Jesus Christ and prayed for the salvation of so many of his family and friends . Preceded in death by his parents, James N. and Hazel Mize Dixon; son, Richard Mark Dixon; brothers James Dixon, Thomas "Bud" Dixon; sisters, Nona Blakey, Vivian Kramer, Marie Trammell, and Shirley Netherland . Mr. Dixon is survived by his lovely wife Louise Stricklin Dixon; his son, Phil Dixon (Mary) of Benton, MS: three grandchildren: Jeremy Dixon (Angela) of Brandon, MS, Bryan Dixon (Karen) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Audrey Creel (Jarrad) of Yazoo County. He is also survived by seven great grandchildren; Brooks Dixon, Dixon Creel, Aida Creel, Cole Kersten, Lane Kersten, Allan Lee, and Maddy Grace Lee. Also his sister-in-laws; Frances Dixon, Rita Dixon, and Ruth Ryan, brother-in-laws; Thomas, Roy, and Troy Stricklin. Services will be held July 3, 2017, at Stricklin King Funeral Home. Mr. Dixon was buried in family plot in the Scotland Cemetery . The family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to the wonderful care they received from the Hederman Cancer Center, The Baptist Medical Center Jackson, and the Baptist Medical Center Yazoo Swing Bed. Memorials can be sent to First Baptist Church of Yazoo City.


Sandra W. Harrison

Jul 03,2017

Sandra White Harrison, 68, passed away June 30, 2017 at Rush Memorial Hospital in Meridian. Sandra was born May 2, 1949 to Billy & Emma Lee White of Holly Bluff. She was the oldest of eight siblings, a true mamma hen who was adored by her brothers & sisters. She graduated from Holly Bluff High School in 1967 and married her High School Sweetheart, Jimmie Lee Trammell. They attended Holmes Junior College and welcomed a son into the family. Sandra had the family she always wanted until Jimmie was killed in a car wreck. Most people don't find true love twice in their life but Sandra fell in love and married James Harrison. She worked her entire career along side her husband and best friend as a top sales representative for Colonial Life Insurance. While James was still alive they enjoyed hunting, fishing, but most of all spending time with family & friends. They adored their children & grandchildren. Sandra will be remembered as a loving mother, devoted grandmother, sister, & friend. She is survived by her son; Chris (Marci) Trammell of Madison, daughters; Sheri (Kevin) Anders of Madison, Cindy (Elmo) Moore of Brandon, & Michelle O'Briant, of Clinton, grandsons; Evan Moore, Hunter Jones, Michael Moore, Trey Moore,Chance Trammell, Paxton Anders, & Avery Anders, granddaughters; Jamee O'Briant, Emma Grace Trammell, & Jessica Moore, great grandchildren; Hayden Moore & Mia Moore, sisters Wanda Damiens & Paulette Seawright both of Flora as well as numerous nieces & nephews. Mrs, Harrison was preceded in death by her husband; James Harrison, parents; Billy & Emma Lee White, sisters; Barbara Trammell & Genia White; brothers; Johnny, Bill, & Tommy. Funeral services were held on Monday July 3rd at 2:00 P.M. Graveside in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation was at Stricklin-king from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.. Pallbearers were Stephen Trammell, Shane Trammell, Evan Moore, Michael Moore, Trey Moore, & Hunter Jones.


William Bryant Davis

Jun 26,2017

William Bryant Davis Yazoo City William “Billy” Bryant Davis died on June 22, 2017 in Ridgeland, MS. surrounded by family. He was born March 15, 1933 near Holly Bluff Mississippi and shared his birth with a twin sister. He was 84 years old and a longtime resident of Yazoo County and Yazoo City. He was a 1951 graduate of Holly Bluff Consolidated School and earned a B.A. in Accounting from Mississippi State University in 1960. Being a people person, he enjoyed social interaction and engaging in good conversation with family, friends and neighbors. He was known for his wit, teasing, and good sense of humor. He was elected to serve 8 years as Justice of the Peace District 5 Yazoo County, was one of the founders of Holly Bluff Gin Company and was president of Lake City Water Assn. After completing his formal education, he spent several years as an accountant in the private sector before assuming the responsibilities of the family farm interest for 21 years. He closed out his professional career in the field of insurance before retiring. He served four years in the United State Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in the U.S. and in French Morocco. During his retirement years, he became an avid baseball fan. He attended ballgames at MSU and many of the Major- League baseball parks with the Dodgers being his lifetime favorite. His sons enjoyed hosting him at these events with the College World Series at Omaha, NE being one of his favorite trips. A plaque honoring him will hang on the Bullpen gate of the future Dudy Noble Field at Mississippi State University reading: Pop and Lili Davis. The church has always been a special part of his life. He enjoyed full fellowship in the church and especially the music ministry. He led the singing in Holly Bluff Baptist Church for 15 years and led the music ministry in the Oasis Nursing Home for 29 years, serving along with Marilyn Meyers and Jo Ann Jones. He enjoyed this weekly Christian ministry with these two, fine ladies. His Christian faith and membership in First Baptist Church, Yazoo City has played a major role in his daily life. His support of the Gideon’s was also a special part of his Christian ministry. Billy was preceded in death by his parents Van Buran Davis, Jr. and Nina Yankie Davis, three sisters, Ruby Rae Stampley, Jo Ann Clifton, and Norma Jean Davis. He is remembered with great love by his wife of 60 years, Lillian McAlpin Davis, his sons Walter Van Davis and Larry Bryant Davis, his beloved granddaughter, Mary Abigail “Abby” Davis, his twin sister Mary Lou Horton, His Brother in law Marvin Stampley, and Sister n law Nettie Pracht and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to: National Kidney Foundation at the following link: https://secure2.convio.net/akf/site/Donation2?idb=643534588&DONATION_LEVEL_ID_SELECTED=1&df_id=4866&mfc_pref=T&4866.donation=form1&idb=360732733&_ga=2.1929798 Visitation: Monday June 26th 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM First Baptist Church of Yazoo City 328 Grand Ave. Yazoo City, MS 39194 Office Phone: 662-746-2471 Service: Monday June 26th 11:00 to 12:00 First Baptist Church of Yazoo City Internment: Shelby Cemetery Stringer MS


Gladys Carraway Allgood

Jun 22,2017

Mrs. Gladys Carraway Allgood of Vaughan died June 19, 2017 at Manhattan Nursing Home in Jackson. She was born September 23, 1916 to Richard and Florence Carraway of Utica, MS She married Rev. James K. Allgood in 1936 in Brookhaven, MS. They had two children, Mary Lane and Jimmy both born in Brookhaven where Rev. Allgood had his First full time church at Mt Zion Baptist Church She was a very faithful Pastor’s wife from 1936 to 1981 when Rev. Allgood retired from Black Jack Baptist Church at Vaughan. She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. James Allgood, two great grandchildren, Jamie Nichols and Lindsey Nichols and daughter-in-law Nancy Allgood. Mrs. Allgood is survived by her daughter Mary Lane Nichols and husband Arthur Siegel and son James K. Allgood, Jr and wife Lucy of Jackson, six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. Thursday June 22nd at Black Jack Baptist Church followed by Services at 2:30 P.M. at the church. Rev. David White and Rev. Ken Anderson will officiate. Interment will follow in Black Jack Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Her grandsons, great grandsons, and great great grandsons will serve as pallbearers In lieu of Flowers the family request memorial be made to; Black Jack Perpetual Care Fund, 1914 Black Jack Rd, Vaughan, MS 39179


Anita B. Reece

Jun 12,2017

Anita B. Reece, 92, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday June 10, 2017 at Plainview Nursing Center in Richland. Retired as a School Crossing Guard she was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church Survivors are her daughters Jackie (Ken) Pyles of Jackson, and Darla (Jerry) Thrasher of Yazoo City, son Clarence “Buster” (Margaret) Tyer of Orange Beach, AL, 15 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren. Mrs. Reece was preceded in death by her 1st husband; C. C. “Jack” Tyer, 2nd husband; Gerald K. Reece, daughter; Janice Miller, and her parents; Chester & Annie Katherine Davis Bowman. Visitation will be Monday June 12th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home beginning at 12:30 P.M. Followed by graveside services in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City officiated by Rev. Wayne Johnston. Pallbearers are; Damien Pyles, Matthew Pyles, Chase Pyles, Jerry Thrasher, Buster Tyer, & Ken Saterfiel. The family would like to say a special THANKS and LOVE to her Plainview family for all of the love and care given to our Mother.


Nettie V Jones

Jun 08,2017

Nettie V. Jones, 78, of Old Dover Road in Yazoo County, passed away Monday June 5, 2017 at The Humphreys County Nursing Home in Belzoni. Retired from Sales with Mississippi Chemical Corporation she was a member of Concord Baptist Church. Surviors are her sons; Dean (Bonnie) Durden of Yazoo City & Ty Durden of Benton, daughters; Marquetta (Larry) Crittenden of Bentonia, & Beverly (Mike) Browing of San Antonio, TX, step-brother; Robert M. Jones of Vicksburg, 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, brother; Lance Vandevender of Bentonia, & sisters; Linda Perry of Bentonia & Dorothy Hoss of Flora, MS. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel Thursday June 8th with visitation starting at 12 noon until the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Barry Ward will officiate. Internment will follow in Old Dover Cemetery. Pallbearers are her grandsons; Derrick Stricklin, Christopher Durden, Henry Stricklin, Wes Durden, Timothy Stricklin, John Robert Sherman, Caden Kilpatrick, Dawson Kilpatrick, & Brock Browning


Vivian Marie "Peggy" Stroud

Jun 03,2017

Vivian Marie “Peggy” Stroud, 92, passed away on May 24, 2017, in Ridgeland, MS. She was born on July 22, 1924, in Louise, MS. Peggy was the youngest of four children. Her parents were the late Marcus Burch Stroud, Sr., and the late Ida Mae Phillips Stroud. She attended public school in Louise, MS, and finished her senior year at Belzoni High School in Belzoni, MS. She went on to receive a BA in Education at Millsaps College in Jackson in 1944, and her ME at the University of Mississippi in Oxford in 1952. Peggy was a social science instructor in Mississippi and Arkansas from 1945-1954. In 1954, she became the Associate Dean of Students at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR, and served in this role from 1954-1984. While at ASU, she was instrumental in organizing the Arkansas Association of Women Students. She was a member of the Arkansas Association of Women Deans and Counselors (Vice President and President); National Association of Women Deans and Counselors (Membership Committee State Chairman); Arkansas Personnel and Guidance Association (Treasurer); College Personnel Association; State University Faculty Women’s Club; State Liaison Representative to AAUW; Alpha Lambda Delta (District Advisor); and Scholarship Chairman for Delta Kappa Gamma. She was also instrumental in organizing the Jonesboro Area City Panhellenic. She was featured in Personalities of the South in 1972. Peggy was “Emeritus Associate Dean of Students” upon retirement in 1984. In 2010, ASU celebrated its First 100 Years where Peggy was recognized with the “Distinguished Service Award” as one of the outstanding staff members. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings: Haywood Belle Stroud Brumfield, Marcus Burch Stroud, Jr., Miriam Mae “Polly” Stroud; her niece Haywood Brumfield O’Hara and her nephew Willis Burch Brumfield. She is survived by her niece Paula Brumfield Fondren (George), her nephew Mortimer Stroud (Beth), her niece-in-law Martha Andrews Brumfield, and nephew-in-law Thomas A. O’Hara, Sr.. Her great nieces: Deb O’Hara Deterding (Kelly), Pam O’Hara Huff (Harold), Kim O’Hara Sautter (John), and Kayla Fondren Applewhite (Breland). Her great nephews: Mark Brumfield (Carole), Cliff Brumfield (Rachel), Martin Brumfield (Randall Cranfield), Thomas O’Hara, III (Marie), John O’Hara, and George W. Fondren (Lacey). She is also survived by her ten great-great nieces, ten great-great nephews, one great- great- great niece and 1 great-great-great nephew, friends and colleagues. The family would like to express their great appreciation for the loving care provided by The Orchard Retirement Home’s staff, especially the angels who were her sitters: Jonita Smith, Shirley Gordon, and Tonya Moore. Also, Mississippi Home Health, and Compassus Hospice. Service will be held Saturday, June 03, 2017, at 2:00 PM at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS. Visitation will be held from 1-2 prior to the service. Peggy will be buried in Glenwood Cemetery on the family plot. Officiating the service will be her longtime friend and pastor, Reverend Linda Rickman of Madison United Methodist Church of Madison, MS. Serving as pallbearers will be her nephew Mortimer Stroud, great nephews: George W. Fondren, Thomas O’Hara, Mark Brumfield, Cliff Brumfield, and great nephew-in-law Kelly Deterding. Honorary pallbearers will be George F. Fondren, Jr., Thomas O’Hara, Jr., Leonard McDaniel, Martin Brumfield and John O’Hara. Memorials may be sent to: Peggy Stroud Panhellenic Scholarship Fund Arkansas State University P.O. Box 1990 State University, AR 72467


Gordie Lee Kight

Jun 02,2017

Gordie Lee Kight, 82, went to his Heavenly home Sunday, May 28, 2017 He was born January 1, 1935 in Yazoo County, the son of Gordie & Mandy Shivers Kight. AT the age of 22, Gordie was drafted into the U. S. Army. He was later honorably discharged. Upon his return, he met the love of his life; Barbara Ann Kuhn and they married in 1958. They had 4 children, Charoltte Ann, Robert Lee, Stephen Lee, and Phillip Ray. Gordie always worked hard to provide for his family. He worked the day shift at AMCO and night shift at Southern Bag both in Yazoo City. Although he worked these long hours, he made sure he had his family in church on Sunday, He was very dedicated to our Lord and Savior. Gordie would witness to anyone he came in contact. In 1983 Barbara became ill with cancer. He was her caretaker in ebery way until she went to her Heavenly home. She left behind 2 young boys that he took very good care of. When Phillip was in the 9th grade, Gordie received an award for being a dedicated parent. He was preced in death by his parents, wife, sons; Rober Lee and Stephen, brothers; Kenny & Joe Kight, sister; Louise Brooks and Catherine White. Survivors include children; Charlo tte (Garland) Sanders from Odessa, TX & Phillip Kight of Eden, MS, grandchildren Marcus (Lauren) Sanders of Odessa, TX and Crystal (Jake) Kidd, great grandchildren Austin & Marcus Sanders, Jalaynie, Luke, Libby , Jennedy, and Callye Kidd all od Odessa, TX and a host of Family & Friends. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Thursday June 1st 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. with the funeral service Friday June 2nd at 2:00 P.M. also at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery


Ruby Hammack Vaughan

Jun 02,2017

Ruby Hammack Vaughan, 90, of Yazoo City passed away Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center-Yazoo. A Homemaker she was a member of Benton United Methodist Church. Survivors are her daughter Cora (Wis) Nichols, step daughter Guyla Dixon both of Benton, granddaughters, Allison (Trey) Tupman of Vaughan, and Liz Johnson of Houston TX, grandsons; Jeff (Debbie) Dixon of Dallas, TX, Andy (Becky) Dixon of Florence, MS, and Andy (Becky) Dixon of Greenville, MS, and 5 great grandchildren. Mrs. Vaughan was preceded in death by her daughter; Bettye Johnson and her husband Charles B Vaughan. Graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday June 2nd in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Matt Hall officiating. Pallbearers will be Andy Dixon, Charlie Dixon, Jeff Johnson, Tre Tupman, Robert Davis, and Tim Davis.


Peggy Jo Webster

May 27,2017

Peggy Jo Webster, 85, of Southaven passed away at her residence Saturday May 20, 2017. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist Church in Little Yazoo. Survivors are her daughter; Roni Parks, a son; Carl Webster, Jr both of Southaven, granddaughter; Lexie (Anthony) Jones of Olive Branch, 2 great grandchildren, and sister Fanelle Ryan of Jackson. Mrs. Webster was preceded in death by; her husband; Carl Webster, Sr and sister Linda Burton. Services will be Saturday May 27th at 1:00 P.M. graveside in Central-Holmes Cemetery on Dover Road in Yazoo County. Rev. Jon Vanlandingham will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jay Burton, Landon Babb, Cooper Rankin, Ryan Long, Mike Long, and Brian Saxton.


Martha J. Robertson

May 23,2017

Martha J. Robertson, 88. Of Yazoo City passed away Friday May 19, 2017 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. She was a homemaker and a member of Southside Baptist Church. Survivors include her son: Edward Robertson of Yazoo City, daughter; Fay Burns of Fairhope, AL, grandchildren; Dennis (Shyle) Perry, II of Russellville, AR, and Trey (Cassie) Burns of Fairhope, AL, great grandchildren; Ethan Burns, Alexis Perry, and Jordan Ladner, Great Great Grandchildren Mason Greco and Grayson Ladner. Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday May 23rd at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with Graveside Services at 2:00 P.M. in Center Ridge Cemetery Richard Jennings officiating. Pallbearers are; Trey Burns, Dennis Perry, II, Jordan Ladner, Billy Barnett, Brian May, and Michael Robertson.


Charles "Bill" Winstead

May 21,2017

Charles B. Winstead, 79, of Yazoo City passed away Friday May 19, 2017. Retired from ATT as an Electronic Technician, he was a member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church, and a veteran of The U. S. Air Force. Survivors are his wife; Grace G. Winstead, daughters; Mary W. (Jeff) Holt, son; Charles William “Willie” Winstead all of Yazoo City and Robert A. (Tabby) Winstead of Philadelphia, MS, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, brother; Marvin Ray Winstead of Richton, MS, sisters Lavern (Bobby) Parker of Yazoo City, Delores A. Jenkins of Lexington, MS and Glenda Sue Millwood of Yazoo City. Services will be Sunday May 21 with visitation starting at 2:00 P>M. until the service at 3:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with internment to follow in Tranquil Cemetery on Strickland Road, off Graball-Freerun Road in Yazoo County. Rev. Steven Baley will Officiate.


Vertie Lee Jones

May 19,2017

Vertie Lee Jones, 101, of Benton passed away Wednesday May 17, 2017 at The Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City. She was a Nursing Assistant at Martha Coker Convalescent Home and a member of Midway Baptist Church. Survivors are her son; Billy R. (Patricia) Jones of Madison, grandson; Steve (Tara) Jones of Oxford, granddaughter; Becky (Robbie) Wallace of Clinton, great grandson; Sawyer Reed Jones, and great granddaughter; Madison Elizabeth Jones. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by; her husband; Henry Frank Jones, sisters; Nellie Lucille Parker and Katherine Lorene Niven and her brother; Robert Benjamin Burell. Visitation will start at 1:00 P.M. Friday May 19 followed by services at 2:00 P.M. at Midway Baptist Church on Eden Midway Road in Yazoo County. Rev. Dean Smith and Rev. Jessie Byrd will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Dewey Hood, Mike Burell, Sammy Niven, Jackie Niven, and Chris Addison. Honorary Pallbearers will be Marlin Stubblefield, George Davis, Clayton Davis, and David Ketchum. The family would also like to say a special thank you the staff of The Love House at Martha Coker. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to Midway Baptist Church 10997 Eden-Midway Road, Benton, MS 39039


Irma Louise Phillips

May 17,2017

Irma Louise Sandifer Phillips, age 89, died on Saturday, May 13,2017 in the Sardis Nursing Home. She was born on January 10, 1928 in Rolling Fork, MS and was the youngest of ten children. Visitation will begin at 9:30 A.M Wednesday May 17 followed by services at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Irma was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Phillips of Yazoo City; daughter in law, Karen Collins Phillips, of Yazoo City; her parents, Joel Harvey and Florence Sandifer of Rolling Fork, MS and three brothers and six sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Melvin (Garry) of Batesville, MS; two sons, Jimmy Phillips and Mike Phillips (Kathy) both of Yazoo City. She adored her three grandchildren, Lauren Phillips Allen (Josh) of Brandon, MS; Courtney Phillips Kirk (Bret) of Madison, MS and Slater Phillips, (Jennifer) of Greenville, MS, and Garry Melvin, Jr of Elgin, IL. She had six great grandchildren and countless other children that she raised as a day care owner in Yazoo City. The Phillips family would like to extend our gratitude to all of the staff at the Sardis Nursing Home and Legacy Hospice for their attentiveness and loving care. Memorials made be made in Irma’s name to Calvary Baptist Church P.O. Box 526 Yazoo City, MS 39194 or to the Resident Fund of the Sardis Nursing Home in Sardis, MS.


William "Will" Kelly Rutherford

May 17,2017

Funeral Services for William Kelly "Will" Rutherford, age 29 of Yazoo City, Mississippi who passed away doing what he enjoyed most, Fishing, on May 10, 2017 at Fort Lauderdale, Fla , will be Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Stricklin King Funeral Home Chapel with Burial in the Bethany Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev. Tommy Gandy will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 5 - 7 pm at Stricklin King Chapel. Survivors include his Father; Kelly W. Rutherford and Step Mother Kelly Rutherford of Plantersville, Alabama, Mother; Abbie Ruth Gober of Louisiana, Sisters; Jessica Megan Rutherford, and Anna K Gober also of Louisiana, Step-Sister; Krystle Clark of Phoenix City, Step-Brother; Dustin Swearingen of Plantersville, Alabama, Maternal Grandmother; Janell Gober of Louisiana, Paternal Great Grand Mother; Iva Lee Rutherford of Madison, MS, 4 Daughters; Allisa and Remington Rutherford (Daughters of Crystal Platt) of Texas, MacKenzie Rutherford (Daughter Wendy Dunn) of Yazoo City, and Eliza Rutherford (Daughter of Nicole Snipes) of Georgia, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, Aunts and uncles and his family and Friends at Irby William Rutherford was a Baptist and a Lineman. Stricklin King Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


Robert Henry "Bobby" Harris, Jr.

May 13,2017

Robert Henry “Bobby” Harris, 88, of Benton passed away Tuesday May 9, 2017 at his residence in Benton. He was a Barber / Stylist, a veteran of The U.S. Airforce, and a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors are his wife; Josephine “Jo” Harris, son; Dennis (Gail) Harris of Yazoo City, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and daughter-in-law Lydia Harris of Benton. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; Robert & Carrie Harris, Sr, and son; David Harris. Graveside services will be held Saturday May 13 at 9:00 A.M. graveside in The Family Cemetery. Rev. Tad Duggan will officiate.


Ruby Lee Kight

May 12,2017

Ruby Lee (Seale) Kight, age 92, passed away on Tuesday the 9th 2017 at hospice home care in Little Rock Ar. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday 11th 2017 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Yazoo Ms. Funeral service will be held Friday 12th 2017 at 11 a.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home, graveside held immediately after at Ogden Cemetery. Mrs. Kight was born on November 18th 1924 in Delta, Mississippi. She was a daughter of the late James Clark Seale and Mary Ethel Seale. She married Willie Earl Kight at the age of 17 in 1941. Mrs. Kight had six children which she loved dearly. As the grandchildren came along they became the sparkle in her eyes. Living for the Lord was her passions. Through any situation she always had a word of encouragement. You never left her house without hearing Acts 2:38 (and Peter said unto them, Repent, be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remissions of your sins and ye shall receive the holy ghost) and her saying “You better be ready because Jesus is coming soon and hell is going to be hot.” She would always call out her Children and grand Children by their names when she prayed. She was a prayer warrior you definitely wanted to on your side. You never came to Mrs. Kight's house without some homemade biscuit or cornbread on her old wood burning stove. She was always cooking for family and friends, and she loved every minute of it. Although, she could cook anything, her homemade chocolate pie, buttermilk pie, fresh coconut pie and her Mac an cheese was a favorite of many. She could take a little of nothing and make something. Mrs. Kight is preceded in death by her Father James Clark Seale, mother Mary Ethel Seale, sister Lora Lumbley, husband Willie Earl Kight, son James Earl Kight, daughters Bernice McCoy, Ruby Inez Emfinger, Grandsons Charles Allen Ross, and Jerry Lamar Germany. Mrs. Kight is survived by her brother Loise Willie Seale of Rolling Fork MS, Sisters Claudine White of Yazoo MS, Katherine McGee of Pearl MS, Vivian Middleton of Vicksburg MS, son Willie Earl Jr and Toni Sue Kight of Cushing OK, daughters Mary Lee and Jesse Germany of Yazoo MS, Hazel Averine and John David Jones of North Little Rock AR, 30 grand children, host of great grandchildren and host of great- great grandchildren. The family would like to say Thank you to Larry and Tammy Walker for their sacrifice, and care they provided to Mrs. Kight for many years without complaint. They are truly examples of what it means to be called “FAMILY”. Again, the family can not express their appreciation of how much it means to them. Pallbearers: Travis Ross, Wesley Walker, Marcus Emfinger, Joe Kight, Larry Kight, David McCoy, Steven Daniels, Ricky Kight, Jessie Germany


Lewis A. Davis

May 10,2017

Lewis A. Davis, 72, of Benton formerly of Satartia passed away Monday May 8, 2017 at Yazoo City Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Yazoo City. He was a retired merchant, a Veteran of The U. S. Army, and a member of Satartia Baptist Church. Survivors are his daughters; Jeanna (Jessie) Robles and Heather (Brandon) Ables both of Benton, grandchildren; Sierra Robles, Mia Robles, and Kinsley Ables, mother of Jeanna and Heather; Linda Walters of Benton, sisters; Ann Miller of Yazoo City, and Marilyn Williams of Ridgeland, brothers; Terry Davis of Canton, MO and Charles Davis of Bentonia. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Wednesday May 10 from 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. with graveside services at 2:00 P.M. in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Tim Davis, Jim Davis, Rodney Davis, William Davis, Brently Davis, Chris Allen, Brannon Ledbetter, and Hunter Ledbetter.


Richard Thomas Huxtable, Jr.

May 09,2017

Richard Thomas Huxtable, Jr. formerly of Yazoo City passed away on May 6, 2017, at Silver Cross Home in Brookhaven, Mississippi at the age of 101. He is survived by his children: Lea Huxtable Barrett and her husband Dennis of Brookhaven, Mississippi; Martha Huxtable Loocke and her husband Louis of Lakeland, Florida; Janie Smith Leslie and her husband Terry of Helena, Arkansas; Jimmy Smith and wife Carol of Spring, Texas; and his grandson Jim Benson of Lakeland, Florida. He is also survived by ten nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his wife of 35 years Zell Munn Huxtable, also of Yazoo City in 1985, and his wife of 28 years Marie Smith Huxtable, also of Yazoo City in 2015. He moved to Yazoo City in 1951 as one of the first employees of Mississippi Chemical Corporation, where he worked for 27 years. A faithful member of First Baptist Church, he loved his Sunday School Class, and he was delighted when the class attended in 100th birthday celebration in Brookhaven. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements with visitation from 10 to 11 am on Tuesday, May 9, immediately followed by a service in the Stricklin-King Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenland Cemetery in Union, Mississippi. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to First Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice,


Maxine S. Clements

May 02,2017

Maine S. Clements, 86, of Jackson formerly of Holly Bluff passed away Saturday April 29, 2017 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was employed most of her life as a secretary at The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services and a member of First Baptist Church of Raymond. Survivors are her husband; James V. Clements, daughters Penny Grant of Jackson and Polly Kirkland of Clinton, son; David Cook of Morgan City, LA, 8 grandchildren ,step-son; James A. Clements of Pearl, Step Daughters; Jamie Pickle of Rolling Fork, and Patsy Smith of Biloxi, 6 step-grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, Services will be held at Striclin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City with internment to follow in Glenwood Cemetery Yazoo City. Rev, Mark Strum will officiate. Pallbearers are J. Langley, Brad Clements, Taylor Hinton, Cole Kelly, Hayes Kelly, and Parker Hinton. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to; First Baptist Church 207 Palistine ard.,Raymond, MS 39154.


Lena Mae Regan

May 01,2017

Lena Mae Regan, 86, of The free Run community in Yazoo County. A Farmer she was a communicate of St Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors are her sisters; Mary Ann Regan Robinson, & Alice Regan (Sidney) McCloskey, brothers; Joseph Rocco (Carolyn) Regan, & Francis William “Willie” (Billie) Regan all of Yazoo City. Lena Mae was preceded in death by her parents; John & Viola Williams Regan, brothers; John Ralph Regan, Jr, & George Robert Regan. Services will be Monday May 1st at St Mary's Catholic Church with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. Until the service at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Bill Regan, John McCloskey, Nicholas Grant, Landan Hodges, Owen McCloskey,and Nathan McCloskey.


Virginia Dale Stubblefield Dixon

Apr 26,2017

Virginia Dale Stubblefield Dixon,82, of Vaughan passed away Monday April 24, 2017 in Ridgeland. She was the daughter of James Dale and Virginia O'Reilly Stubblefield. She was a member of Ellison United Methodist Church and was employed for many years at Benton Academy as teacher and Guidance Counselor. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband; Sim James (S. J.) Dixon and her son; William Dale Dixon. Survivors are her daughters; Linda Dixon (Steve) Heath and Diane Dixon, grandchildren; Virginia Heath (Chris) Creel, Robert Dixon Heath, Patrick Dale Dixon, and Daughter-in-law Lauren Taylor Dixon. Also surviving are her great grandchildren, Canon Wayne Creel, Christopher Hayes Creel, and Annie James Creel as well as her sister; Beverly Stubblefield Ragland. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday April 26 at Ellison United Methodist Church in The Vaughan Community of Yazoo County at 2:00 P.M. With visitation from 1:00 P.M. Until the service. Burial will follow in Blackjack Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City will handle the arrangements. Serving as pallbearers will be Virginia's nephews; Andy Dixon, Charlie Dixon, Cham Blain, mRush Mosby, Sim Mosby, Doug Ragland, Bob Ragland, and Will Alexander. The family request memorials be made to Ellison United Methodist Church or Blackjack Baptist Church.


Lecil Lystra Lee

Apr 25,2017

God, Family, AMCO—Lecil Lystra Lee gave his heart and soul to each one without reservation. Coming from a long line of Christians, his love of God and willingness to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ came naturally and wholeheartedly. Born to Otis and Clemmie Jones Lee in 1927, strong Christian parents Lecil describes getting his first and only job in 1948: “I went to Alexander Manufacturing Company in Picayune and talked to Alvin Lingenfelter, plant manager.” A large man (6’ 2”, 200 lb.) Lingenfelter was somewhat dubious, but told Lecil to go on in the shop and sweep it out. So, 5’ 3”, 110 lb. Lecil picked up a broom and started work. “I don’t reckon that he ever assigned me to a particular job…I was a flunky. I picked out jobs (in the shop) that I thought I could do, (mastered them), and they advanced me. I realized that Mr. Lingenfelter had the job I really wanted.” He achieved that goal and much, much more at AMCO during his 63-year career. Enter the love of his life: Joria Janice Miller. Daughter of Ralph and Hester Smith Miller of Flat Top community, she, too, grew up surrounded by strong Christians, and shared the same values as Lecil. It was a match made in Heaven, and they were married on September 23,1949. They established their home in Picayune, both going to work each day and to church ‘just about every time the doors were open.’ Meanwhile, things were booming at AMCO. Management decided to relocate the plant closer to its customers in the Delta, and chose Yazoo City for their new home. Deciding that his future lay with AMCO, Lecil looked forward to being a part of this new phase of his company and career. While the move was emotionally hard—after all leaving family and friends is never easy—the family quickly adapted to life in their new town. Of course, as soon as the boxes were unpacked the search for a new church home began. Although very different from Union Baptist in size and congregation dynamics (Lee kinfolk dominated at Union Baptist.), First Baptist Church welcomed the Lees with open arms, and all members of the family were immediately involved in a variety of activities. Lecil and Joria both served the Lord at FBC in many capacities. Willing workers, they shared their faith as teachers, mentors and through mission work. Lecil worked in many areas throughout his life: Deacon, Usher, Baptist Men Director, Men’s Prayer Breakfast, and service through the Missions, Prison Impact, Bus, Security, and Stewardship Committees. “Well done thou good and faithful servant…” The family has special thanks for Halcyon Hospice, Autumn Reeves, Gladys Neely, and Rhonda Lee. Survivors are his wife; Joria Miller Lee, daughter; Kathy Lee (Dwight) Dyess of West Point, sons; Wallace Keith (Deborah) Lee of Madison, Kerry Don (Tammy) Lee of Madison, and Kendall Otis (Tondra) Lee of Yazoo City, sisters; Faye Lee of Picayune, and Jackie Lee Rowell of Brandon, grandsons Brian K. Lee of Madison, Daniel O. Lee of Lexington, Jeffery K. Lee of Canton, Walker Lee Dyess of West Point, and David K. Lee of Nashville, TN, granddaughters; Kelsey Lee of Yazoo City, and Laura Lee Hale of Clermont, FL, great grandchildren; Ayden Cole White, Noah Alexander Salter, Madison Elizabeth Salter, Collin Michael Lee, Nicholas Conner Lee, Alice Elizabeth Hale, Elijah Lee Hale, Christian Jeriah Lee, and Kerry Otis Lee. Lecil was preceded in death by his parents; Otis M. and Clemmie Jones Lee, brothers Coyt and Garland Lee, and a sister Mabeline Lee Bridges. Services will be held Tuesday April 25, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Yazoo City with visitation beginning at 11:00 A.M. Followed by Funeral Services at 1:00 P.M., internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Clint Richie will officiate. Pallbearers will be Brian Lee, Daniel Lee, Jeffery Lee, Walker Dyess, David Lee, Neal Miller, Robert Rowell and J. T. Rowell In Lieu of Flowers the family request that memorials be made to; Gideons International, Yazoo Humphreys Camp, P.O. Box 1111, Yazoo City, MS 39194 or First Baptist


Elizabeth Powell Helms

Apr 21,2017

Her children rise up and call her blessed! Elizabeth Powell Helms born April 11, 1922 passed away on April 15th at the age of 95 at her home in Crystal Springs, MS. For most of her life she was a stay-at-home mom. She loved children and after her own children were grown she went to work at the First United Methodist Daycare in Yazoo City. She rarely went anywhere without those children calling “hey MS Elizabeth” and coming to give her a big hug. After she moved to Crystal Springs she kept up with all of her “kids” from daycare by subscribing to The Yazoo Herald. She loved her Lord and Savior and instilled in all her children and grandchildren how important it was to love and serve God. She faithfully served God and lived a life of service for Him. Survived by children Myrna Tilghman, Jean Berch (Jerry), Judy Griffin, Szalay (John), and Carole Grantham, 25 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, who considered her their second mother. Preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, H.A. “Arnold” Helms, SR, daughter Gwendolyn Helms, son; H.A. “Buddy” Helms, JR, 2 sons-in-law, Corbin Griffin and Gerald Tilghman, 4 grandchildren; Melissa Helms, Joseph Vandevender, Christy Griffin, and Michael Griffin, also her parents Henry & Lou Ella Powell, 6 brothers and 4 sisters. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel Friday April 21. 2017 with visitation 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. With services at 12:00 P.M. Rev. Bill Powels will officiate with internment to follow in Caile Cemetery in Sunflower County.


J.R. "Ray" Jones

Apr 21,2017

Jessie Ray “J.R.” Jones, 89 of Yazoo City died Tuesday April 18, 2017 at The State Veterans Home in Kosciusko. A U. S. Navy Veteran he was a member and Deacon at Short Creek Baptist Church, and a retired Electrician. Survivors are his wife Billie Jones of Yazoo City, daughters; Evelyn (Don) Corley of Yazoo City, Margaret Pickett of Pearl, MS, and Glenda (Carl) Rayfield of Hernando, MS, 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a sister Vivian Waasser of Ridgeland, MS Services will be held at Short Creek Baptist Church Friday April 21 with visitation starting at 1:30 P.M. Until the funeral service at 3:00 P.M. Rev. Jerry File will Officiate. Internment will follow in Shortcreek Church Cemetery. Pallbearers are Russ Allen, Buddy Callihan, Leslie Metcalfe, Tim Manor, William Jones, & Johnny Williams.


Hobert "Rex" Brown

Apr 13,2017

Hobert "Rex" Brown, 82, of Yazoo City, MS passed away Sunday, April 8, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center in Yazoo City. Mr. Brown was a retired Chief Project Engineer at Mississippi Chemical Corporation for 38 yrs. He was the Mens Sunday School teacher and Deacon of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City. Mr. Brown was also an Avid Outdoorsman and LSU supporter. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife Mary Jane of Yazoo City, son Bobby (Cathy) Brown of McComb, son Michael (Sherri) Brown of Madison, daughter Janet Holland (Jeff) of Vicksburg, 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and brother Jim Brown of Port Charlotte, FL. Funeral services for Mr. Brown will be Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church in Yazoo City. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 in the Sanctuary before the service. Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday April 14 at Rest Haven Cemetery in Baton Rogue, LA Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the arrangements. In Lieu of Flowers the family request that memorials be made to the Charity of your choice.


William Paul Donald

Apr 11,2017

Yazoo City, MS. – Funeral services for William Paul Donald, 69, will be conducted Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Stricklin-King Funeral home in Yazoo City; with graveside service following at Golden Link Cemetery in Anguilla, MS. Paul entered into rest on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at his home. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by four children, Stephanie Demers and her husband Danny of Pine, AZ, Angie Brookins and her husband Chip, Mary Margaret “Maggie” Dickerson and her husband Clint, and Ryan Donald, all of Haughton, LA; grandchildren Nikki Puryear, Haley Long, Lindsey Long, Logan Long, Collin Ramirez, and Remy Donald; siblings Harold Donald and his wife Ellie, Doris Brown and her husband Charlie, Johnny Donald and his wife Jane, Willie Donald and his wife Barbara, and Dottie “Moose” Whitworth and her husband Randall; and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents Johnny & Mary Lena Donald, sisters Elouise Boyett and Jessie Pearl Donald, brothers Buddy Donald and Jack Donald, nephew Randy Whitworth. Paul was born November 21, 1947 in Laurel, MS. He joined the United States Navy in 1965. He was an EN3 aboard the USS Noxubee AOG-56 during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Delta Baptist Church in Yazoo City, MS and loved the Lord deeply. He spent most his life mastering the trade of welding. Many said his skills were incomparable and matched by none. Pallbearers will be Phillip, Mark, and Chad Whitworth, Dwayne Donald, John Helms, & Larry Edwards.


Jack Sidney Chester

Apr 09,2017

Jack Sidney Chester, 63, of Vaughan, died at his residence Thursday April 6, 2017. A member of BlackJack Baptist Church he worked Security at Holmes Community College. Survivors are his wife; Lori Sledge Chester, sons Shane (Margaret) Chester of Vaughan, and Trent (Buffy) Chester of Brandon, daughter; Erin Chester (Jason) Irby of Brandon, brothers; Steve (Shelia) Chester of Jackson,and John (Terrell) Chester of Ridgeland, granddaughter; Anna-Lauren Chester Saxton, and grandson; Tyler Allen Chester. Jack was preceded in death by his parents George and Grace Chester,and brother Mike Chester. Services will be Sunday April 9th at BlackJack Baptist Church. Visitation will start at 2:00 P.M. Until the 3:30 P.M. Service. Rev. David White & Rev. Ken Anderson will officiate. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearera will be; Art Nichols, Jay Nichols, Steven Owen, Jack Gill, Jack Sledge, Jr, Jon Sledge, Bruce Courts,and John Kinch Wilson.


David Morgan Cameron

Apr 08,2017

David Morgan Cameron, 61, of The Mechanicsburg Community of Yazoo County, died near Holly Springs, Mississippi, Monday April 3, 2017. Employed in sales he was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors are his wife Dianne McClennan Cameron, daughters; Lindsey Perry, and Suzanne Nail all of Bentonia, 5 grandchildren, sister; Monna Becker, step mother; Debra Cameron, step sister; Misty Parker both of Florida, and step brother; J. W. Wright of Atlanta, GA . A Memorial service will be held Saturday April 8th at 2:00 P.M. At Ogden Baptist Church. Rev. Dwight Sibley will officiate.


Mary Louise Erickson Allen

Apr 07,2017

Mary Louise Erickson Allen, 80, of Yazoo City, died at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland Wednesday April 5, 2017. A member of First Baptist Church she was employed as a secretary for Dr. Marion Sigrest. Survivors are her daughter; Kathy (Marty) Crane, son; Kevin (Renee) Erickson both of Yazoo City, grandsons; Jeremy (Shelby) Erickson of Clinton, and Adam Erickson of Oxford, MS. She was preceded in death by her husbands; David Erickson and Edward Wes Allen,and her parents; Clifford and Mabel Cobb. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Friday April 7th 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. followed by graveside services at 2:00 P.M. In Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Lewis Kalil will officiate. Pallbearers are; Ben Gary, Bubba Bradley, Steve Roark, Gary Counts, and Kirk Erickson.


Gene T. White

Apr 05,2017

Gene T. White, 50, of Benton, passed away at his residence Sunday April 2, 2017. A Pipe Fitter with The Federal Bureau of Prisons he was of the Baptist faith. Survivors are his wife; Eden Fouche' White, daughter; Devin “Che” White, son; Hayden White, parents; Eugene & Barbara White, brother; Jeff (Carla) White all of Benton, step brother; Dale Vangorder of Yazoo City, step sister; Clair Pierce both of Benton. Gene was preceded in death by his mother; Nancy Dixon White, grandfather; James Dixon,and grandmother Lois Dixon. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City with visitation Tuesday April 4th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. With services Wednesday April 5th at 11:00 A.M. Rev. M.G. Bayless and Chaplin Barlow will officiate.


Carolyn B. Russell

Apr 04,2017

Carolyn Russell, 91, of Brandon passed away Saturday April, 1, 2017 at Villa South Assisted Living. Mrs. Russell was a homemaker for many years. She was a member of St. Marks Methodist Church in Brandon. Mrs. Russell is survived by her son William T. "Bill" Russell of Brandon, 2 Grandchildren, and sister Ruth Carr of Brandon. She is preceded in death by her husband Ted Russell, and son James Steven Russell. Funeral services for Mrs. Russell will be Tuesday April, 4, 2017 at 2:00 in the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 before the service. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle all arrangements.


Florence I. Bennett

Apr 03,2017

Florence I. Bennett, 85, of Benton, passed away Saturday April 1, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center Yazoo. She was a member of Fletchers Chapel United Methodist Church, retired Office Manager at Burley Smith Lumber Company, and a longtime Director and Secretary/Treasurer of Hilton Heights Water Association. Survivors are her daughter; Hazel B. (Paul) Rivers of Benton, granddaughter; Amber R. (Eric) Holmbeck of Hattiesburg, grandson; Clint Rivers of Madison, great grandson; Austin R. Holmbeck of Hattiesburg, and brothers; Jeff Ingram of Benton, Lester Ingram of Vaughan, and Edward Ingram of Braxton, MS. Services will be held at Fletchers Chapel United Methodist Church on Fletchers Chapel Road, Yazoo City on Monday April 3rd with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. Followed by services at 2:00 P.M. Internment will be in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Chance May and Rev. Miles Bayliss will officiate. Pallbearers are; Richard Perry, Paul Rivers, Clint Rivers, Eric Holmbeck, Pope May, and Jeffery Ingram.


Marion H. Griffin

Apr 01,2017

Marion H. Griffin, 88, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Thursday March 30, 2017. He was retired from The U.S. Marine Corps and he also retired from The U. S. Army. He served as a Marine on Guam and in Korea for The U. S. Army. He was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Elizabeth Ann Kirk Griffin, daughters; Pamela Griffin (Monty) Howard of Lexington, MS, D D Griffin (Jimmy) Hankins of Yazoo City, and Pennie Sue Griffin of Yazoo City, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, sister; Peggy Pearl (Bill) Adams of Clinton, MS. Services will be Saturday April 1st at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 11:00 A. M. until the 1:00 P.M. Service. Internment will follow in Center Ridge Cemetery officiated by Rev. Bryan Abel. Pall bearers are Jett Griffin, Scooter Griffin, Bill Adams, Jr., Belve Griffin, Brent Griffin, and Mark Kirk. Honorary pall bearers are Blackie Fulgham, Mike Kirk, Baynon Jones, and Lee Jenkins.


Ellen C. Dennison

Mar 31,2017

Ellen C. Dennison, 86, of Hot Springs, AR, formerly of The Mechanicburg Community in Yazoo County. For 50 years she was the manager of Resort Landing In Hot Springs and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Yazoo County. Survivors are her sister Betty Ree Cargil of Mechanicsburg, sisters-in-law Betty Jean Cargil of Bentonia, and Marie Cargil of Colorado Springs, CO, numerous nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Services are Friday March 31 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City. Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M. Until the 12:00 P.M. Service. Internment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


Daniel Harris "Abe" Ables

Mar 27,2017

Daniel Harris Ables.84, of Benton passed away Friday March 24, 2017 at The State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi.. Abe was a U. S. Army Veteran, an Insurance Agent with Stricklin-King Funeral Home, and a member of Scotland Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Myra Ables, son; Kenny (Laurie) Ables of Benton, daughters; Teresa (James) Dew of Yazoo City and Tonya (Mike) Milsaps of Philadelphia, TN, 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, brother Phillip Ables of Clinton, MS, sisters: Rebecca Edwards of Houston, TX, and Grace Coker of Yazoo City. Abe was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Ann Ables, and a grandson Brandon Harris Nelson. Services will be held at Scotland Baptist Church at 5617 Scotland Road, Bentonia Monday March 27. Visitation will begin at 9:30 A.M. Followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Internment follows in The Church Cemetery with Rev. Glenn Allen officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to The Gideons International, Yazoo Humphreys Camp, P.O. Box 1111, Yazoo City, MS 39194 or The Cemetery Fund, Scotland Baptist Church, 5617 Scotland Road, Bentonia, MS 39040.


C. W. "Woody" Humphries

Mar 25,2017

Chester Woodford “Woody” Humphries passed away peacefully on March 20, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 25 at St. John’s United Methodist Church following visitation at 9:30 in the church fellowship hall. Interment will be at Flower Ridge Cemetery, Louisville, MS at 3:00 p.m. The Reverends Wayne Johnson and Rusty White will officiate. Mr. Humphries was born on July 10, 1916, to Chester C. and Edna Woodford Humphries in Avon, Connecticut. He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 72 years Mary Lovell Humphries, brothers, Joe Humphries, Raymond Humphries, and Harry Humphries, sisters, Nannie Maud Humphries, Norma H. Pittman, and Esne H. Butler, and his son in law, James McKay, Jr. He is survived by his five daughters Mary Anne McKay, Madison, Edna Pearson (Roy), Nashville, TN, Norma Faye Upshaw (Ken), Madison, Becky Jordan (David), Oxford, and Cathy Cox, Oxford. He was affectionately know as Granddaddy to his grandchildren James McKay, III (Suzanne), Jennifer Nelson (Kevin), Andrew Pearson (Jennifer), Will Pearson (Sarah), Susannah Cintron (Raul), Bryce Upshaw (Donis), Ashley Rhodes (Greg), Mary Margaret Watson (G. F.), Sarah Parker Mabus (Matt), Sessions Cox, and to his 25 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his brother Edwin Humphries, his sisters Isabel Barnes, Ruth Johnson, Maud Whittington and numerous nieces and nephews. Woody loved his family, his church, hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was a charter member of the Yazoo Sportsman Club and the Panther Creek Hunting Club. At St. John’s United Methodist he was a faithful member, trustee, and church leader for over 60 years. He retired from Southern Natural Gas Company after 32 years of service. The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Continue Care Home Health, Baptist Medical Center Yazoo, his kind and caring neighbors and friends, and especially his sitters, Renee and Zoe for the loving care they have provided. Memorials may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 321 E. 13th Street, Yazoo City, MS or to Flower Ridge Cemetery Fund, 4562 Hwy 15 South, Louisville, MS.


Norma Vincent Switzer

Mar 24,2017

Norma Vincent Switzer, 91, of Madison formerly of Yazoo City and Kennett, MO passed away Wednesday March 22, 2017 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was the widow of William Sidney Switzer ,she was emp-loyed as secretary at Kennett Oil Mills from 1972 through 1991, and a member of st. Cecilia Catholic Church in Missouri. Survivors are her daughter Phyllis (John) North, grandson; John Sydney (Robin) North, and great grandson John Riley North all of Madison. Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. Friday March 24 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with graveside services at 11:00 A.M. In Glenwood Cemetery also in Yazoo City. In Lieu of Flowers Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church of Yazoo City.


Roy A. Pepper, Jr

Mar 22,2017

Roy A. Pepper, Jr, 92, of Vaughan passed away Sunday March 19, 2017 at The Madison County Nursing Home in Canton. A Farmer and a Gin Operator Roy was a member of Black Jack Baptist Church. Survivors are his niece; Thelma JoAnna Adams of Lawrenceville, GA, nephew Ennis Barr Pepper of Durban, South Africa, and numerous relatives in Vaughan, Canton, and Yazoo City. Services will be Wednesday March 22nd at Ellison United Methodist Church on Vaughan Road in Yazoo County with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. Service. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City.


Agnes Christine Harris

Mar 22,2017

Agnes Christine Harris, 84 , of Ridgeland passed away at her home Sunday March 19, 2017. Christine was born in Germania on October 1, 1932 to John Raven-Scroft Green and Freddie Stinson Green. Her younger days were spent in the hills of Satartia. On June 23, 1953 she married William Joseph Harris of Yazoo City. Christine was a mother of four and a honorable military wife of twenty-five years. She was preceded in death by Mr. and Mrs. JR Green of Satartia, her husband William Joseph Harris of Satartia, her sister Carrie Mae Green Ledbetter of Pascagoula and her son John Covert Harris of Satartia. Christine is survived in death by daughters; Tina Marie Harris Green (Tommy) of Huntsville, TX, Jo Ann Harris Green (Glen) of Ridgeland and son William Joseph Harris Jr. (Lori) of Clinton; grandchildren Clint Green (Paula), Laci Tesch (Justin), Zach Green and Macye Jones; five great grands Jalen Tesch, Cole Tesch, Barrett Green, Maddie Green and Tori Green. Services will be Wednesday at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Visitation will start at 12:30 P.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M.. Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City will officiate the service.


Lawrence Eugene Blaylock

Mar 21,2017

Lawrence Eugene Blaylock, Sr. 78, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday March18, 2017 at his residence. A member of Center Ridge Baptist Church he was an Auto Mechanic, Truck Driver, & had been employed in Farming. Survivors are his wife Ernestine Blaylock, sons; Lawrence (Terry) Blaylock, Jr, Gary (Dorothy) Blaylock, & Michael (Sandra) Blaylock all of Yazoo City, daughters; Joanne (Greg) Carley of Vicksburg, Sherry (Darrell) Hern of Richland, MS, Elizabeth (Randy) Bradshaw of Yazoo City, & Marylin (Clay) Williamson of Yazoo City, 14 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren, brother; Grady Blaylock of Greenville, MS, and a sister; Maudie Nelma of Georgia. Lawrence was preceded in death by by his parents; Lester & Onella Blaylock and a brother Johnny Blaylock. Services will be Tuesday March 21 at Center Ridge Baptist Church with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Pallbearers are ; Kurt Williamson, Brett Williamson, Christopher Reddick, David Allen, Jr.,Lawrence Blaylock, III, and A.C. Parker, Jr. Honorary Pallbearer will be Charles Mullens.


Teresa Collins King

Mar 17,2017

Teresa Collins King, 59, of Indianola formerly of Yazoo County passed away Tuesday March 13, 2017 at The Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. A Baptist she was a Loan Officer at Planters Bank. Survivors are her daughter; Brittany Williams, son; Bobby Williams both of Yazoo City, 4 grandchildren, father; Dow Collins, step mother Jean Collins both of Lula, MS sisters Dale Frost of Louisiana, and Kathy Dunn of Bentonia. Visitation will be Thursday March 16 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Services are Friday March 17 at 11:00 A.M. At Stricklin-King. Internment will follow in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery with Paul and Terry Dozier officiating.


Roy Lee Cleveland

Mar 13,2017

Roy Lee Cleveland, 76, of Bentonia passed away Friday March 9, 2017 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. A supervisor for Luvel Milk he was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. Survivors are his sons; Glen (Shawn) Cleveland of Bentonia, & Jonathan (Reese) Cleveland of Canton, daughter; Allison (J.D.) White of Braxton, step son; Chris Dunn of Canton, 8 grandchildren, sisters; Bessy Cobb and Nyona Lang, brother; Jerry Cleveland of Brandon, & Michael Cleveland of Houston, TX. Roy Lee was preceded in death by; his parents; Willie Leon & Lorene Cleveland, SR, son; Lee Cleveland, brother; W.L. Cleveland wife; Joy Cleveland. Visitation will be Sunday March 12th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. with services Monday March 15th at 11:00 A.M. Monday March 15th at Stricklin-King with internment to follow in Bethlehem Cemetery.


Edna Kate "Kay" Wever

Mar 11,2017

Edna Kate “Kay” McClure Wever passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Martha Coker Greenhouses in Yazoo City. She was 83. The sixth of ten children, Kay was born on August 20, 1933 in Ackerman, MS to Ethel Robert McClure and Christine Loretta Weatherall McClure and raised in a close Christian family. In 1951 she moved to Yazoo City where she began her career with the Bank of Yazoo City. She married John William “Bud” Wever, Sr on November 9, 1952, after his return from the Korean War. They were married for 53 years until his death in 2005. Kay was a devoted member of St. John’s United Methodist Church for thirty years and First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City for the last 15 years. Survivors include her three children: Johnny Wever (Sharon) of Clinton, Jimmy Wever (Suzanne) of Yazoo City, and Janet Wever Adams (Larry) of Yazoo City. She is known as “Mammaw” to her seven grandchildren: John Wever of Ridgecrest, CA, Amy Wever of Yazoo City, Wes Wever of Monticello, ARK, Casey Wever Hinson of Yazoo City, Kyle Wever of Yazoo City, Chris Adams (Erin) of Madison, and Heather Adams Ledbetter (Hunter) of Little Yazoo and her eleven great-grandchildren. And from Ackerman, her brother James McClure, and sisters Brenda Wise (Dan), Linda Tharp (Ben), and Nita Connell (Jack). She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Gerald A. Wever, her sisters Peggy Louis McClure and Mary Neil McClure King, and her brothers Robert Lamar McClure, Billy Donald McClure, and George Reginal McClure. Mrs. Wever will be laid to rest beside her husband in a graveside service at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City on Saturday March 11 at 1:oo P.M. officiated by Pastor Doug Wise, her nephew, with Stricklin-King Funeral Home assistance. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 321 E. Thirteenth St., Yazoo City, MS 39194 or First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Washington St., Yazoo City, MS 39194 as Mom would want Christian values nurtured in other families.


Miles Jones Mary

Mar 10,2017

Mary Miles Jones, a long-time resident of Yazoo City, MS and one of the town’s most avid supporters passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS. Mrs. Jones was born Mary Edna Miles on November 24, 1924 in Eupora, MS to Noel Lamar and Thomas Grantham Miles. She graduated from high school in Clarksdale, MS, and soon after moved with her parents to Jackson, Mississippi. She married Wilson Jones of Jackson, MS on October 16, 1948. An opportunity to purchase a printing and office supply business in Yazoo City presented itself in 1953, and the Jones and Miles families purchased the business naming it Mijo Lithographing Co. Mrs. Jones worked for Southland Oil Company initially, but soon joined the printing business as graphic designer and typesetter, among other jobs. Around 1980, in an effort to promote Mijo’s, Mrs. Jones began the publication of The Main Street Stationer, a monthly newsletter sent to their customers. Rather than just being an advertisement for the printing business, Mrs. Jones used this forum to promote all of the good in Yazoo City. She was a co-creator of The Chronicles of Yazoo, a musical history of her beloved town that was performed for several years. She was a founding member of Discover Yazoo and worked to form the Triangle Cultural Center. For many years she was chairman of the Gateway to the Delta Arts & Crafts Festival. She was also active in the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce, Yazoo Historical Society, Downtowners’ Association, Witch Way to Yazoo Festival, the Willie Morris Festival, the Oaks House Preservation Society and other activities that promoted Yazoo County and tourism to the area. She was recognized for her efforts by being given the “Sprit of Yazoo Award” by the Chamber of Commerce. She had other interests and was a faithful writer of Letters to the Editor. She was most proud when she had letters published in the Opinion Columns of the Yazoo Herald, the Clarion Ledger, the Commercial Appeal and the Christian Science Monitor, all in the same week! Mrs. Jones, along with her husband, were members of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City and Mrs. Jones sang in the choir until her allergies and chemical sensitivities prohibited her from participating. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl Wilson Jones; and her grandson, Thomas Burkett Jones. She is survived by her sister, Marthajo Miles Rademacher of West Chicago, Illinois; her daughter, Leslie Nolan (Mike) of Shreveport, La.; her son, Burke Jones of Yazoo City; three granddaughters; one grandson; a step-granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with her arrangements. A Memorial Service and celebration of all things Yazoo will be at the Triangle Cultural Center in Yazoo City on Friday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Triangle Cultural Center, First Baptist Church, the American Diabetes Association, or a charity of your choice.


Ethel "Sister" Coghlan Cliburn

Mar 09,2017

Ethel “Sister” Coghlan Cliburn passed away Wednesday March 7, 2018 at The Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital in Rolling Fork. A Dietian at Sunflower Food Store in Yazoo City and a member of Holly Bluff Baptist Church and the Church of God of Prophecy in Yazoo City. Survivors include her husband; Alcy “Sonny” Cliburn, sons; Tom Clements, Steve Clements, and Wayne Clements, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brother; Floyd Henry “Son” Coghlan, and sisters; Mary Dorris and Sylivia Coghlan all of Holly Bluff. Visitation will be Friday March 9th beginning at 1:00 pm until the 2:30pm service at The Yazoo City Church of God of Prophecy. Rev Andy May and Rev. Matt Clark will officiate with internment in The Mound Cemetery in Holly Bluff. Pallbearers are; Joe Cliburn, Mike Cliburn, Doye Barnes, William Dorris, John Edwards, and Bennett Dorris.


Lamar "Sonny" Burdine

Mar 03,2017

Lamar “Sonny” Burdine, 77, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday February 28, 2017 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. During his life Sonny was a U S Air Force Veteran, an Engineer at NASA, owner operator of an Upholstery Shop, Owner & Manager of Burdines EMS and he was a communicate of St. Mary's Catholic Church . A native of Kosciusko he is survived by his wife; Marcella Baker Burdine, son Edward Burdine of Yazoo City, daughter; Armona Burdine Daughaday of Yazoo City, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a brother Michael Burdine of Mobile, AL. Sonny was preceded in death by his youngest son Joseph “Joe” Burdine. Visitation will be Thursday March 2nd 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Graveside services will be Friday March 3rd at 11:00 A.M. in Kosciusko City Cemetery where he will be buried next to his son Joe.


Shirley Summerlin

Mar 02,2017

) Shirley Summerlin, 73, of Benton passed away Tuesday February 28, 2017 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A homemaker she was a Methodist. Survivors are her husband; David Summerlin of Benton, son; Mike & Missy Summerlin of Dahlonega, GA daughter; Andrea & Jay Wilson of Benton, brothers; Billy Pritchard of Dallas, TX & Jerry Pritchard of French Camp, sisters; Estell Crane of Kosciusko, Betty Bishop of Winona, Dorothy Thomas of Ackerman, & Janis Odom of Louisville, MS, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Services will be held at Benton United Methodist Church Thursday March 2nd with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. until the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Burial will follow at Midway United Methodist Cemetery. Rev. Larry Odom will officiate.


Sara Everett DuBois

Feb 27,2017

Sara Everett DuBois of Yazoo City, Mississippi, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February, 27, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City, with funeral services at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Burial will follow at the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery, under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home Mrs. DuBois was born on February 19, 1929, in Yazoo City. She graduated from Yazoo City High School and attended Belhaven College where she was voted Miss Congeniality and a beauty. She married Radford E. DuBois, Jr and raised five children in Yazoo City where they both taught school. Mrs. DuBois established a dance studio introducing both tap and ballet to the community. Mrs. DuBois was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Rene’ and her grandson, Justin Waites. She is survived by her children Tra (Margaret) of Leland, Angelique Fulgham (Mike) of Yazoo City, Andre (Catherine) of Yazoo City, Die’dre Barret (Spencer) of Belzoni. She was blessed with eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen.


Carol Ann Sudduth

Feb 25,2017

Carol Ann Sudduth, of Yazoo City, MS, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the age of 71. Carol was born on January 15, 1946 to her loving parents, the late William Brewer and Mary Esther Sudduth, where she grew up with her three siblings in Tinsley, MS; Billy Sudduth (Mary Jane) of West Monroe, LA; Ken Sudduth (Polly) of Yazoo City, MS; and Rosie Rhodes (Jack) of Pelahatchie, MS. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Yazoo City on Grand Avenue with a memorial service proceeding at 11 a.m. Carol was blessed with the beautiful God-given talent of playing the piano that touched so many lives, whether it was through teaching piano or sharing her gift with others. Although her life was filled with various occupations, Carol always returned to music as her passion and constant in life. As the long time pianist for First Baptist Church of Yazoo City where she was loved by all who knew her, Carol was often called upon to play at any and all events. Her musical gift was such a blessing to all, and Carol always made sure the glory was returned to the Lord who blessed her in such a way. Carol was always a devoted follower of Christ and made sure that everyone could hear that through her music. Carol is survived by her two loving daughters Cindy Veazey of Cleveland, MS and Stacey Myers (Keith) of Yazoo City, MS; six grandchildren, Jessica Veazey, Will Veazey, Kara Veazey, Abbi Myers, Mason Myers, and Vera Grace Myers; and three great-grandchildren. Her three siblings as well as several nieces and nephews also survive Carol. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Yazoo City at P.O. Box 780, Yazoo City, MS 39194, or the charity of your choice


Ricky Davis

Feb 25,2017

Ricky Davis, 60, of Benton passed away Thursday February 23, 2017 at St Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Survivors include his brothers; Gyln (Paulette) Davis, and Ronnie (Diane) Davis both of Benton, sisters; Deborah (Buddy) Saxton of Slidell, LA, Wanda (Tom) McAllister of Pearl, MS, and Darlene (James) Cooksey of Magee, MS. Ricky was preceded in death by his parents Rayford and Doris Davis. Services will be Saturday February 25 at Midway Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 9:30 A.M. Followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in the church cemetery with Rev. Glenn Allen officiating.


Rowena Drinkwater

Feb 21,2017

Rowena Drinkwater, 85, of The Pierce Crossroads Community of Yazoo County, and of Clinton passed away at her residence Saturday February 18, 2017. She was of the Methodist Faith and had worked as a Bookkeeper at Waffle House. Survivors are her daughters; Rita Hogue of Hattiesburg, MS , Phyllis Malone of Yazoo City, and Helen Hogue of Yazoo City, grandsons; Jay Hogue of Lexington, MS, Chad Hogue of Whitesboro, TN, and Joey Hogue of Lexington, MS, granddaughters; Nicole Hogue of Yazoo City, Sabrina McGraw of Yazoo City, Kenna Nettles of Yazoo City, and Angela Langford of Lexington, MS, great grand son Roy Hogue of Benton, and great granddaughters; Lindsey Hogue of Yazoo City, and Emmy Langford of Lexington, MS. Mrs. Rowena is preceded in death by her husband; Fred Drinkwater and a grandson; Oliver Malone Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Tuesday February 21 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. With graveside services at Clinton Cemetery in Clinton at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Matt Hall will officiate. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


William "Will" Kelly Rutherford

Feb 17,2017

Funeral Services for William Kelly "Will" Rutherford, age 29 of Yazoo City, Mississippi who passed away doing what he enjoyed most, Fishing, on May 10, 2017 at Fort Lauderdale, Fla , will be Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Stricklin King Funeral Home Chapel with Burial in the Bethany Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev. Tommy Gandy will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 5 - 7 pm at Stricklin King Chapel. Survivors include his Father; Kelly W. Rutherford and Step Mother Kelly Rutherford of Plantersville, Alabama, Mother; Abbie Ruth Gober of Louisiana, Sisters; Jessica Megan Rutherford, and Anna K Gober also of Louisiana, Step-Sister; Krystle Clark of Phoenix City, Step-Brother; Dustin Swearingen of Plantersville, Alabama, Maternal Grandmother; Janell Gober of Louisiana, Paternal Great Grand Mother; Iva Lee Rutherford of Madison, MS, 4 Daughters; Allisa and Remington Rutherford (Daughters of Crystal Platt) of Texas, MacKenzie Rutherford (Daughter Wendy Dunn) of Yazoo City, and Eliza Rutherford (Daughter of Nicole Snipes) of Georgia, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, Aunts and uncles and his family and Friends at Irby William Rutherford was a Baptist and a Lineman. Stricklin King Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


Roy Lee Shackleford

Feb 16,2017

Roy Lee Shackleford, 74, of Benton passed away Saturday February 11, 2017 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Roy Lee began his military career on May 11, 1959. He rose through the ranks as an enlisted soldier reaching the rank of Sargent First Class while serving in the 112th Military Police Battalion. On December 12, 1979, he was appointed as a Warrant Officer, serving in the position of Automotive Maintenance Technician in HHD, 112th Military Police Battalion while being reassigned to the Wheel Vehicle Maintenance Technician Position and rising to the grade of CW3. On May 1, 1989, he transferred to Det 1, STARC MS ARNG and was assigned as the Wheel Vehicle Maintenance Technician. On July 1, 1994, he was assigned as the Wheel Vehicle Maintenance Technician for the 66th Troop Command. On December 12, 1994, he was promoted to the rank of CW4, and on December 9, 1996, his position was reclassified as Unit Maintenance Technician, He retired from this position. Chief Warrant Officer Roy Lee Shackleford retired with 42 years, 9 months, and 2 days of service on February 13, 2002. Survivors are his wife Evelyn Shackleford, son; Jay Shackleford both of Benton, grandchildren, Brandon Coleman, Reeves Shackleford, Hunter Shackleford, Clint Shackleford, and Whitley Shackleford, great grandchildren Ava & T Coleman, and brother Bobby Shackleford of Gonzales, LA. Roy Lee was preceded in death by his parents; Jesse LeRoy & Ruby Lee Shackleford and his son; Scott Reeves Shackleford. Services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel, 718 Calhoun Ave, Yazoo City with visitation Wednesday February 15 5:30-7:30 P.M. and Thursday February 16 9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. With services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with full Military Honors. Rev. Clint Ritchey will officiate. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary Pall Bearers are; James Grady Davis, William Allen Hood, William “Bill” Poole, Ricky Shackleford, David Shackleford, Charlie Myers, and Bob Crum.


Joanne Miller Liddon

Feb 16,2017

Joanne Miller Liddon passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017. Joanne was born on May 26, 1933, in Coral Gables, FL to Garfield L. Miller and Eula U. Miller. Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, James Flint Liddon, Jr., and brother John L. Miller. She is survived by her sister, Nancy McLemore of Coral Gables, FL, her three children, Lane Johnson (Don), Clark Liddon (Angie), Garfield Liddon (Marcia) and her four grandchildren, Lauren Liddon, Emily Liddon, Matt Liddon and Benjamin Liddon. After graduating from Ponce De Leon High in Coral Gables, FL, Joanne attended Duke University where she graduated in 1954. She was a member of ADPi Sorority and was Sweetheart of Sigma Chi Fraternity. She was also the class president of the College of Women. She was a Certified Red Cross Life Guard Instructor and enjoyed teaching swimming at the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables. On September 1, 1954, she married James Flint Liddon, Jr. They moved back to Yazoo City, MS, 1961 where she taught many years at Yazoo City High School and Manchester Academy both English and Spanish. She was a Real Estate Broker for over 25 years at Livingston Insurance Agency. Some of her favorite pastimes were showing horses, playing tennis, swimming, traveling and taking her family to the beach. Joanne was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church where she enjoyed arranging flowers for the altar, organizing and decorating for different occasions at the church. She also enjoyed baking communion bread. Visitation is Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. Funeral arrangements are Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. Arrangements are being provided by Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to Trinity Episcopal Church.


Doris Lucy Goldsmith

Feb 14,2017

Doris Lucille “Lucy” Goldsmith. 80. of Yazoo City passed away Saturday February 11, 2017 at The Baptist Medical Center - Yazoo. A registered Nurse she was a Communicate of St. Mary's Catholic Church Survivors are her sisters; Margaret Ann Hearst of Yazoo City, and Jo Pilgrim of Madison, MS, brother; Charles Goldsmith of Brandon, MS. And numerous nieces and nephews. Lucy was preceded in death by her parents; Edward John and Katherine Jane Goldsmith, Sr. and her brother Edward Goldsmith, Jr. Services will be held at St Mary's Catholic Church with visitation starting at 11:00 A.M. Until the 12:00 Noon service. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Vernon Hearst, Linnie Hearst, Grady Hearst, Mike Pilgrim, Chuck Goldsmith, and David Overton.


Gladys Jewel Henderson Coleman

Feb 12,2017

Gladys Jewel Henderson Coleman, 94, passed away Thursday February 9, 2017 at her daughter's residence in Brandon. She was a homemaker, a mother, and a member of Parkview Church of God in Yazoo City. Survivors are her daughters; JoAnn (Billy) Bell , Edna (J.W.) Bilbro, and Janet (Paul) Autry all of Brandon, MS, 9 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. Mrs. Coleman was preceded in death by her husband; Earl Edward Coleman, Sr., and a son Earl Edward “Eddie” Coleman, Jr. Services will be Sunday January 12 at Parkview Church of God on Highway 16 East Yazoo City with visitation beginning at 1:00 P.M. And services at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev. Ken Lunch will officiate.


Mary Elizabeth Kight

Feb 11,2017

Mary Elizabeth Thrasher Kight, 92 years, 89 days, of Yazoo City passed away at her daughters's residence in Pearl Friday February 9, 2017. She worked most of her adult life for E & W Manufacturing in Yazoo City and was a member of First Baptist Church. Born the youngest of eight children to Joe & Minnie Donald she was preceded in death by her husband L. V. Thrasher, sons; Billy Thrasher and Lewis “Bubba”Thrasher and daughter Debra Kight. Survivors are her sons; Dale (Sherry) Thrasher, Vincent (Deanna) Kight, daughters; Audrey (Chuck) Langston, Jinnie (Farrell) Boyd, daughter-in-law; Carolyn Thradher, 9 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Visitation & service will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel Saturday February 11, Visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon with services following at 2:00 P.M., internment will be in Flora City Cemetery. Rev. Jeff Dixon and Dr. Coleman Boyd will officiate the service. Her and life and legacy is a Godly woman, who loved the Lord, her family, Sunday school class, friends, and prayed daily for each of them by name. We praise the Lord for the gift of her, and the example she displayed for each of us.


Allen Jackson Winter, Sr

Feb 11,2017

Allen Jackson Winters, Sr. , 79, of Yazoo City passed away Wednesday February 8, 2017 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A retired operator from Mississippi Chemical Corporation he was a member of Eden Baptist Church/ Survivors are his wife; Barbara Standley Winters, son; Irvin Winters, step sons; Craig (Melissia) Standley, allof of Yazoo City and Steven Standley of Niceville, FL. 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, siater; Lillian Ruppe of Louisiana, Mabel Smith of Greenwood, MS, brother; Charles Winters of Greenwood, MS, and 7 nieces. Allen was preceded in death by; his son; Allen J. Winters, Jr., sisters; Nadine Harrison and Allie Ree Powell. Services will be at Eden Baptist Church Saturday February 11 with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. And services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Cypress Gardens Cemetery om Highway 49W in Yazoo City. Rev. Gary Henderson will officiate.


Rebecca Powell Hammons

Feb 10,2017

Rebecca Powell Hammons, of Yazoo City, Miss., passed away Monday, Feb. 6 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Miss. She was 95. The seventh of ten children, Rebecca Hammons was born Jan. 17, 1922, in Tinsley, Miss., to William Henry Powell and Margaret Ashley Powell. In 1938, she married W. D. “Doc” Hammons. During World War II, the couple lived on Music Street in New Orleans, where Mr. Hammons worked in manufacturing to support the war effort. After the war, the two returned to Yazoo County, Miss., and raised four children. Mrs. Hammons was the owner and operator of Yazoo Florist and Gift Shop with her friend and business partner Ruby Evans. For more than three decades, she ran the successful small business until she sold it in the 1990s. She loved working with flowers almost as much as she loved working in her garden, which was maintained with meticulous care. Her table was always perfectly set to entertain her many friends and family members. She was a devoted follower of Christ, a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Yazoo City and an active member of the Ladies Sunday School Class. Survivors include her four children: Beth Sigrest (Rev. R. L.) of Yazoo City, David Hammons (Gerri) of Gore Springs, Judi Hammons of Brandon and Kathy Ellis of Brandon. Her three grandchildren: Will Hammons (Kathy) of Clinton; Lori Oxley (John) of Brandon; Anna Ehrgott (Scott) of Jackson, Miss. Her five great-grandchildren: Kelsey, Emily and Sarah Beth Hammons of Clinton; Ethan Oxley of Brandon and John Ellis Ehrgott of Jackson, Miss. She is also survived by a sister, Margaret Smith of Ridgeland, Miss., and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents William Henry Powell and Margaret Ashley Powell, and her husband, W. D. “Doc” Hammons. Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the funeral service immediately following at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Yazoo City at P.O. Box 780, Yazoo City, MS 39194, or the charity of your choice.


Nolan Guion Jewell

Feb 08,2017

Jewell Nolan Guion, who had a long career caring for children, died Sunday in Yazoo City. She was 88. Mrs. Guion was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Silver City, Miss., to Daisy Neely and Sebron Nolan. She attended Bentonia School and graduated in 1947 from Yazoo City High School where she was a member of the glee club and sang with the high school stage band. Her love of music was a mainstay in her life. In recent years she loved to entertain her friends at the Martha Coker Home in Yazoo City with one of her favorite songs, “Little Bird on My Window.” Mrs. Guion began her working career with Sohio Oil. She married Thomas Campbell Guion on Dec. 26, 1957. She later taught kindergarten at St. Clara Academy and went on to be director of St. Mary’s Catholic Church Daycare, where the children affectionately called her “Guion.” In 1989, she had the opportunity to play a small part alongside Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins in the motion picture “Miss Firecracker,” which was filmed in Yazoo City. In addition to music and children, Mrs. Guion loved her friends, family and fishing. She was always ready for a competitive game of Scrabble, keeping her “Official Scrabble Players Dictionary” within arms reach to double check any peculiar words played on the board. She cherished worshiping God at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and served Him as a member of the altar society. Mrs. Guion is survived by her children, John Guion (Nancy), Angie Pace (Lanny) and Bill Guion; and her stepchildren, Thomas Campbell Guion Jr. and Victoria Pekich (Barry). She is known as “Grams” to her six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, one great-grandson and one step-great-granddaughter. Pallbearers are Michael Erickson, Will Guion, Chuck Nolan, Kevin Nolan, Barry Pekich and Richard Perry. Honorary pallbearers are Carey Allen, Greg Cantrell, Michael Coco, Thomas Guion Gee, Albert Nolan, Tommy Peaster and Alan Ramsay. Visitation is Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City with services following at 2 p.m. Mrs. Guion will be laid to rest near her mother and brother in a graveside service at Glenwood Cemetery.


Livie Posey Steinriede Simmons

Feb 07,2017

Mrs. Livie Posey Steinriede Simmons passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Visitation will be held Tuesday February 7 at 9:00 at St. Mary”s Catholic Church with the funeral immediately following at 11:00. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Born in Yazoo City December 4, 1924, to Janie Posey and W.A. (Buck) Steinriede, Livie Posey was a lifelong resident of Yazoo City. She graduated from St. Clara’s Academy in Yazoo City and attended Ursuline Academy in New Orleans. A devout Catholic and a member of St. Mary’s, Livie was an avid reader and loved playing golf, cooking, and entertaining friends and family. She especially enjoyed the Wednesday hamburger group and dancing the night away during the Big Band era. Survivors include her children: sons, Jim Simmons (Dale);Bill Simmons (Betty); John Simmons (Kim) and daughters Jane Turbeville (Brad) and Laurie McCarly (Hal); her grandchildren: Posey McGraw (Brian), Rob Simmons (Anne), Laura McMaster (Ron), Maggie Miller (Andy), Maris Nicholas (Reed),John Simmons, Emmy Millwood (Jacob), Janie and Claire Turbeville, and Catherine and Mary Eliza McCarly; and her great grandchildren: Lilla Riede, Katie Bell, and Mamie McGraw; Hudson Posey, James Robert, IV and Frances Simmons; Will, Livie, and Charlotte McMaster; Posey, Miles, Mark and Simms Miller; Stella and Saylor Nicholas; Caroline Burton and Margaret Millwood. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, James Robert Simmons, her sister, Jane Fisher, and her great grandson, Shelton Burton. The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff of the Martha Coker Green Houses for the excellent loving care of our mother. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Martha Coker Green Houses, 2041 Grand Avenue, Yazoo City, MS 39194


Shirley A. Phillips Achord

Feb 02,2017

Shirley A. Phillips Achord, 74, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday January 28, 2017 at Specialty Select Hospital in Jackson. She was a retired Lab Technician and of the Methodist faith. Survivors are her daughter; Judy Griffing of Yazoo City, sisters; Nancy Phillips (Wayne) Ross of Dehman Springs, Alice Phillips (David) Worthington of Pearland, Tx, Sarah Phillips (Ronnie) Whitten of of Pearland, TX, and Debra Phillips Hawk of Yazoo City, brothers; Lawrence George (Doris) Phillips of Yazoo City, Aubrey Clyde(Flo) Phillips of Carthage, MS, James Edward (Dorothy) Phillips of Ball, LA, Larry Maurice (Diana) Phillips of Pearland, TX, and Bruce (Tammy) Phillips of Zachery, LA and a host of Nieces and nephews. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation Wednesday February 1st 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. And services Thursday February 2nd at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Dover Cemetery.


James "Billy" McConnell

Feb 01,2017

James W. “Billy” McConnell, 87, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Saturday Jan. 28th. He was a retired logger & member of First Baptist Church. In 1940 Billy moved with his family to Tinsley, Ms. After graduating from Anding H.S. he attended Holmes Jr. College where he played baseball. After attending Holmes he followed in his father’s footsteps and went to work in the oil field. He worked in all jobs and finished up his oil field career as a consultant to Shell Oil Co. Survivors include his wife of 67 years; Jeanne Glisson McConnell, sons; Clay (Ramona) McConnell, Mike McConnell and Marc McConnell all of Yazoo City. Grandchildren Candin McConnell (Justin) Phillips of Travelers Rest, SC, Lakken McConnell, Makenzie McConnell, Mindy (Trey) Morgan, Jay McConnell, Austin McConnell all of Yazoo City, and Will (Desiree) McConnell of Natchez and a great grandson; Parker McConnell of Natchez Mr. McConnell was preceded in death by a son; William Kevin McConnell. Visitation and services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation Tuesday January 31 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.. Services will be Wednesday February 1 at 10:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Leroy Fenton officiating. In lieu of flowers the family asks to make a donation to alz.org, the Alzheimer’s Association.


Ada Mae Martin

Feb 01,2017

Ada Mae Lewis Martin, 82, died at River Region in Vicksburg, MS on January 29, 2017. She was the daughter of Willie and Lutra Lewis. She was a life long member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. After moving to Vicksburg, she was blessed to find a new church home and friends at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church. She is survived by her brother, Billy Lewis, daughters Pam Powers, Deborah (Charlie) Whitefield, Judy (Victor) Mello, and son Vaiden Martin; Grandchildren Frank (Kayla) Burrell, Jessica (Chris) Bibler, and Kelsey Whitefield; Great-Grandchildren Alex, Peyton, Max, Cole, Adalyn and Logan; Great-Great-Grandchildren Dawson, Oakley and Lyric and some very special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Vaiden, Granddaughter Jennifer and brother J.B. Lewis Ada loved her family and always welcomed anyone into her home. Her greatest joy was the untold number of people that gathered around her table for just coffee, cake and conversation or the huge holiday feast she prepared for so many years. She had a wonderful sense of humor and never met a stranger. Her unconditional love for her family and friends will be forever missed. Services and visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City Wednesday February 1st with visitation beginning at 12 Noon followed by services at 2:00 P.M. Internment will be in Mt Olivet Cemetery on Highway 433 West in Yazoo County. Rev. Mitch Cochran and Rev. Dwight Sibley will officiate. Pallbearers are: Russell Lewis, Bill Lewis, Ronnie Lewis, Chris Bibler, Jerry Seale, Butch Hammack.


Megan LeeAnne Bloom

Jan 26,2017

Megan LeeAnne Bloom, 26, of Benton passed away Saturday January 21, 2016 in Water Valley, MS. She was a homemaker and a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors are; her son; Robert Keith Bethany of Benton, parents; Lanny & Jan Bloom of Benton, sister; Lana Bloom (Jason) Warren of Brookhaven, brother; Rob (Shannon) Bloom of Benton, 5 nieces, & 1 nephew. Services will be Thursday January 26 at Parkview Church of God on Highway 16 East, Yazoo City. Visitation will start at 11:00 A.M. Followed by services at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City under the Direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Robbie Robinson, Matthew Bloom, Cecil Martin, Richard Potter, Cody McGlawn, & Brandon White. In Lieu of Flowers family urges that memorials be made to Megan's son, Keith.


Shelby Clare Lightcap Book

Jan 26,2017

Shelby Clare Lightcap Book, 80, of Yazoo County died on Monday January 24, 2017. Visitation will be held on Thursday January 26 from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. At Trinity Church's Jones Hall with services held at 3:00 P.M. At Trinity Church under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. She was a member of Trinity Church in Yazoo City where she taught Sunday School and Bible School, and former President of The Junior Auxiliary. Mrs. Book was born July 12, 1936 to Nathaniel Pugh Lightcap and Clare Williams. She married The Love of Her Life John Edward Book, Sr on February 21, 1954. Survivors include three sons; John Edward Book, Jr, James “Jamey” Pugh (Susan) Book and Thomas Patrick (Candace) Book, two daughters; Shelby Clare Book (Tim) Davis, and Laura Lee Book Day, 13 grandchildren Elizabeth Ann Book, John Edward (Amanda) Book, III, Carrie Davis Hisaw, Timothy Al (Amber) Davis, Jr., Allison Clare Davis Ray, Michael Patrick Davis, James “Jamey” Pugh Book, Jr., Calleigh Cleveland Book (Jeremy) Simmons, Samantha Lynn Book, Frances Clare Book (Francis) Wright, Christopher Acey (Jodie) Day, II., Laura Ellington Day (Timothy) Shepherd, and Miranda Kay Guion., 11 great grandchildren Melissa Ann Hisaw, Willian Neal Hisaw, Harleigh Dawn Davis, John Edward Book, IV, Ethan Thomas Ray, James Patrick Book, Kaleb Wade Ray, Matthew Shepherd, Adeline Clare Davis, Thomas Carter Day, and Laura Clark Shepherd. Shelby Clare was preceded in death by her husband John Edward Book, Sr., her parents, a grandson; Ernest Lyles Book, and a sister; Betty Lightcap Barrier.


Wesley Ryan "Wes" Humphreys

Jan 20,2017

A visitation and funeral will be Held on Friday January 20th at Parkview Church of God. Visitation will begin at 9:00AM with funeral services immediately following at 11:00AM. A graveside service will be held following the funeral at Midway Baptist Church cemetery where Wes will be laid to rest next to his father, Tommy Humphreys. Wes was born January 31, 1990 to Tommy Humphreys and Donna Davis Bridgers. Wes was welcomed into this world as a little brother to his loving and excited siblings, Ashley and Nolan. Growing up, Wes could be found right behind Nolan as he loved and admired his big brother so much. Ashley was Wes’ fierce defender in life. He was her precious baby brother, and she took his side no matter what . Wes attended Manchester Academy and graduated in 2008. He excelled at sports and particularly loved baseball and football. He was fast as lightening and an all-around great athlete just like his dad . Wes was encouraged and mentored throughout his life by his step-father, Jack Bridgers . Jack and Donna never missed a game for any of their children. They could both be spotted on the sidelines. Donna loved taking pictures and capturing every moment of Wes’ high school sports’ journey. Donna’s children are her pride and joy, and Wes was certainly no exception. Jack, a great football player himself, was there to assist with coaching and never missed an opportunity to help out at the school in any way. To Wes, Jack has always been “daddy.” Wes went on to play baseball at MDCC. He excelled there as well in sports and met many lifelong friends during his time there . Wes was also an avid hunter and this time of year you were hard-pressed to find him anywhere but in a duck hole. Those who knew Wes can all remember him fondly. Most will say they remember his smile the most. Laughter filled the room when you hung out with Wes. He could make a friend out of anybody and make anyone feel loved and accepted. Wes was a member of Parkview Church of God. He decided to join this church of his own accord and actually convinced his family to make that their church home as well. Wes knew and loved Jesus Christ as his Savior . Wes was preceded in death by his father, Tommy Humphreys as well as his grandfathers, Frank Humphreys and Barnes Archer. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Donna and Jack Bridgers of Yazoo City; his grandparents, Wallace and Bernice Davis, Rosie Humphreys, and Mary Archer; his siblings Ashley Selby (Adam) and Nolan Humphreys (Lindsay); and his nieces and nephews Mabry, Zoe, Hallie, and Tinsley. He will be loved, missed, and remembered fondly all the days of their lives . In Lieu of flowers the family urges you to make memorials to Manchester Academy.


Patricia Rawlings Stonestreet

Jan 17,2017

Patricia Rawlings Stonestreet, 78, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday January 14, 2016 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church. Mrs. Pat is survived by her daughter; Pam Stonestreet Kennedy of Jonesboro, AR, son; William Billy (Patty) Stonestreet of Yazoo City, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; Gene Stonestreet, 2 brothers; Tommy Rawlings & Aaron Elek, and a great grandson Jaxton Hunter Kennedy. Services will be at Center Ridge Baptist Church Tuesday January 17 with visitation starting at 12:30 P. M. followed by services at 2:00 P.M. Pallbearers are; Blake Kennedy, Joshua Kennedy, Adam Olterman Richard Stonestreet, Will Stonestreet, and Chase Spell


Sammy Luke, Sr.

Jan 16,2017

Sammy Luke, Sr, 62, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday January 14, 2017 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was the Purchasing Clerk for The Yazoo County Road Department and a member of Louise Baptist Church. Survivors are his son; Sammy “ J.R,” (Gene) Luke of Greenwood, MS, 4 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild, brother; Alex ( Cathy) Stevenson of Benton, MS, and sister; Phyllis (Mark) Saxton of Benton, MS. Sammy was preceded in death by his parents; Samuel Paul * Wyvonne Stevenson and a sister; Tammy Ross. Services will be Monday January 16 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 12:00 P.M. Followed by Chapel services at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Ken Lynch & Rev. Tad Duggan will officiate.


Ruby C Hicks

Jan 08,2017

Ruby C. Hicks 81, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday January 7, 2017 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A Homemaker she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors are her sons; Ricky ( Shelly) Hicks and David Hicks, daughter; Pam Waldrop all of Yazoo City. 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and a sister; Rose Mitchell of Jackson. Mrs. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband; James G. Hicks and a daughter Cindy Nichols. Graveside services are Sunday January 8 at 2:00 P.M. In Glenwood Cemetery with Rec. Glenn Allen officiating.


Eva Pettus Jefferies

Jan 04,2017

Eva Pettus Jeffries passed away peacefully in Harlingen, Texas on December 28, 2016. Known affectionately as “Sweet Pea” to family and friends, she was born August 3, 1914 in Crupp, Mississippi to Boyd Thomas Pettus Sr. and Ida Fisher Pettus. Eva lived for many years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she worked for the Louisiana Department of Revenue. She was a longtime member of the Hooper Rad Baptist Church. In 2000, she and her husband, Walter Lean (Jeff) Jeffries became permanent residents of Fun N Sun in San Benito, Texas. Jeff and Sweet Pea celebrated 72 years of marriage before his death in 2007. She lived a long and happy life and will be greatly missed. Eva was preceded in death by her three brothers, Albert Frank, E.C., and Thomas Pettus. She is survived by her daughter Jean Davison of San Benito and Burlington, Vermont and by her granddaughter and her husband, Jenn and Bill Smith of Burlington as well as great grandsons Karol, Ben Davison, and Fulton; great-granddaughters Emilie and Jianna; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A graveside service will be performed at the Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, Mississippi at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4. The family would like to thank all of Eva’s caregivers, especially Merida Hospice and the wonderful staff of Angel Care in Harlingen, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 4196, Monroe, LA 71211 or a cause of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City.


Thomas Pierce (Tom) Luby

Jan 02,2017

Thomas Pierce Luby, Jr. 91, of Benton passed away Friday December 30, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center- Yazoo. Retired from Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association as their Public Relations Manager he was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Survivors are his daughter; Paulette (Glynn) Davis of Benton, sons; Larry Luby of Flora, & Harvey (Jo) Luby of Madison, 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and a sister; Essie Lee Hilderbrand of Bentonia Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 66 1/2 years Dot Hollowell Luby, 3 brothers & 4 sisters. Services will be Monday January 2nd at Midway Baptist Church on Eden Midway Road in Yazoo County with visitation starting at 11:30 A.M. with services at 1:00 P.M. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Joseph Luby, Rev. McKay Caston, Rev. Jeff Dixon, & Rev. Jesse Byrd will officiate.


Vicki Davis Steele

Dec 27,2016

Vicki Davis Steele, 66, of Benton, passed away at her residence Sunday December 25, 2016. She was assistant manager of Rite Aide in Yazoo City and a member of Midway Baptist Church. Survivors are her step-daughter; Richelle (Tracy) Estark of Corinth, MS, father; George Davis of Benton, brother; Mike (Ellen) Davis of Benton, sisters: Jo (Harvey) Luby of Madison, & Janet (Glenn) Ward of Vicksburg. And a granddaughter Ella Estark of Corinth. Services will be Tuesday December 27 at Midway Baptist Church with visitation starting 9:30 A.M. Followed by services at 11:00 A.M.. Officiating the services are Rev. Jesse Byrd & Rev. Joseph Luby. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers are; John Robert Ward, Jordan Davis, Brad Oberhousen, Joseph Luby, Matt Edgar, Ronnie Davis, Bubba Berry, and Ricky Saxton.


Roy L. Kyle

Dec 27,2016

Roy l. Kyle, 73, of Conehatta passed away at his residence Sunday December 25, 2016. Retire from building construction he served in the U. S. Army, and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. Survivors are his wife; Eloise Kyle, sons; Dennis Cleverly of Sebastapol, Johnie (Amanda) Elinburg of Sebastopol, & Joe (Lynn) Elinberg of Caldonia, daughters; Wanda (Lynn) Wilkinson of Midnight, & Alice (Buddy) Boyinton of Yazoo City, 23 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, & a very daughter: Elizabeth Zferguson of Conehatta. Roy was preceded in death by his parents; Roy & Jewel Kyle and sister; Darlene Newton. Visitation will be Monday December 26, 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with services Tuesday December 27, 2:00 P.M. At The Chapel of Stricklin-KIng Funeral Home. With Rev. Doug Humphreys officiating. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Eric Boykin Kain Elinburg, Cody Elinburg, Reed Hasty, Dylan Parker, & Lee Elinburg. Honoary Pallbearers are; Andy Wilkinson, Drew Wilkinson, Dalton Wilkinson, and Johnie Elinburg, III.


Mary Alice Carter

Dec 21,2016

Mary Alice Carter, 85, of Yazoo City died Monday December 19 at Lakeland Nursing Home in Jackson. She worked several years as the Bookkeeper at Sunflower Food Store and was a member of The Yazoo City Church of Christ. Survivors are her daughters Shelia (William) Coody of Broken Arrow, OK Danita Brown of Yazoo City, Angela (Lynn) Knight of Benton, , Lynette Vancleave of Yazoo City, & Lynelle Davis of Yazoo City, sons; Audy Wilson of Pontchatoula, LA, & Neal (Linda) Wilson of Pine Grove, LA, 18 grandchildren, 26 Great Grandchildren, Mary was preceded in death by her 1st husband William Wilson, Jr, 2nd husband Samuel N. Carter, sons; Randy Wilson & Alan Wilson Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday December 21 with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. followed by services at 2:30 P.M. Rev. Steven Carter will officiate with internment in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers are: Bill Coody, Jr, Marico Crozier, Jr, Fredrick VanCleave,Jr , Nicholes Bennett, Jason Wilson, Dewayne Wilson, & Samuel Smith.


Bessie Loraine "Sweetie" Alderman

Dec 20,2016

Bessie Loraine “Sweetie” Alderman, 86 , of Benton died Saturday December 17, 2016 at The Baptist Medical Center Yazoo. She was a member Hill Crest Baptist Church and before retirement worked as a Nursing Aide. Survivors are her daughters; Ethelyn “Lyn” Alderman Jones of Benton, & Wanda Faye Alderman Douglas of Bentonia, son; James Keith “Jimmy” Alderman of Benton, 5 grandchildren, and12 great grandchildren. Sweetie was preceded in death by her husband; N. L. Alderman, Jr, son; Robert Lloyd Alderman & grandson; Michael Dewayne Douglas. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation Monday December 19 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. With services Tuesday December 20 at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Steven Howell will officiate. Internment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.. Pallbearers are Will Alderman, Ellis Douglas, Will Duke, Billy Guthrie, Keith Alderman, & Draven Howell.


Shirley D Netherland

Dec 19,2016

Shirley D. Netherland, 81, of Columbus, formerly of Yazoo City died at Baptist Hospital- Columbus Thursday December 15, 2016. She was a secretary for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, District 3 Office in Yazoo City, former co-owner of Gateway Broadcasting Co (WJNS – WYAZ radio stations) also in Yazoo City, and a member of Woodland Baptist Church in Columbus. Survivors are her daughter Dale N. (James) Hall of Columbus, grandson; Michael (Leigh Ann) Nabors of Calendonia, MS, graanddaughters; Aimee (Eric) Yarbrough of Columbus, & Whitney (Joseph) Hurd Pensacola, FL, great grandchildren; Anna Nabors, Hunter Yarbrough, Ava Nabors, Calen Yarbrough, Hayden Joel Hurd, & Conner Hurd, brother' Phillip (louise) Dixon of Benton, MS,sister; Vivian Kramer of Brandon, MS, sisters-in-law Rita Dixon of Yazoo City, & Frances Dixon of Benton. Services will be Monday December 19 at Hill Crest Baptist Church, Bus Station Road,Yazoo City. Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M. Until the 1:00 P.M. Service. Rev. Jeff Dixon & Rev Jay Trammell will officiate. Internment will follow in Scotland Cemetery on Scotland Road in Yazoo County Pallbearers are; Michael Nabors, Larry Kramer, Hunter Kramer, Crowell Armstrong, Eric Yarbrough, & Steve Dixon.


Annie Irene Peyton

Dec 19,2016

Annie Irene Peyton, 83 , of Madison formerly of Bentonia passed away Saturday December 17, 2016 at St. Catherine's Village in Madison. She was a retired Bank Teller at Regions Bank and a member of Ogden Baptist Church. Survivors are her son; Michael (Lori) Peyton of Bentonia, daughters; Brenda (Rob) Hines of Madison & Barbara Street of Missoula, MT, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, brothers; Holly Stovall of Yazoo City, Chester Stovall of Yazoo City, & Hilton Stovall of Flora, sisters; Helen Rivers of Vicksburg, Priscilla Sullivan of Yazoo City & Linda Roberts of Collins, MS Mrs. Irene was preceded in death by her husband; John Alfred Peyton, & son; John Alfred Peyton, Jr. Services will be Monday December 19th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Followed by services at 10:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Tim Paul, Dee Dooley, Bob Hines, Rob Hines, Grady Street, & Robert Lann


Kevin Matthew Ables

Dec 17,2016

Kevin Matthew Ables, 27, of Yazoo City dies at his residence in Yazoo County Tuesday December 13, 2016. he was a student and Christian. Survivors are his father & step mother Melvin & Patricia Ables, Jr of Yazoo City, mother; Judy Ables of Yazoo City, step brothers; Johnathan Fullilove of Flora, Andrew (Page) Fullilove of Hattiesburg, MS, & Kenny Passons of Yazoo City, paternal grandparents; Mr & Mrs Melvin Ables Sr of Yazoo City, aunts; Peggy Alkhedri of Cincinnati, OH & Linda Nobles of Clinton, MS Matthew was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather; Russell Nobles. Services will be at Stricklin-king Funeral Home Chapel with visitation Friday December 16, 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. And services Saturday December 17 at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Bethany Methodist Cemetery on Graball-Freerun Rd in Yazoo County. Rev. Buddy Baliss will officiate. Pallbearers are; Wes Humphreys, Patrick Eldridge, Chris Kilpatrick, Brad Phillips, Garrett Jones, Brooks Boutwell, Matt Gibson, Jason Young, Scotty Callihan, Jamie Guthrie, & Kenny Passons.


Thelma Mae "Peaches" Governale

Dec 16,2016

Thelma Mae “Peaches” Governale, 93, of Yazoo City passed away Monday December 12, 2016 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. She was a teacher. Survivors are her son; Charles “Vince” Governale of Yazoo City, daughters; Ginger Hoffmaster of Brenham, TX, & Brenda Slaughter of Gilgore, TX, sisters; Mildred Knott of Pasco, WA, & Minnie Grace Coleman of Yazoo City, 5 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Friday December 16th with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. until the 10:00 A.M. service. Interment will follow in Cypress Gardens Cemetery in Yazoo City.


Shirley Barnes Packer

Dec 15,2016

Shirley Barnes Packer, 73, of Madison formerly of Yazoo City passed away Saturday December 10, 2016 at Hospice Ministries in Madison. She was a homemaker & of the Baptist faith. Survivors are her husband; Jerry Packer of Garyville, La., sons: John Kress of Hammond, LA & Wayne Kress of Baton Rouge, LA, 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, sisters; Elaine Gray of Alexandria, LA, & Patricia Moore of Madison, MS Services will be Thursday December 15 at Stricklin-king Funeral Home Chapel with visitation beginning at 1:00 P.M. Until the 2:00 P.M. Service, internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.


Bobbie Ward McPhail

Dec 15,2016

Bobbie Ward McPhail, 86, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday December 10, 2016 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. She was a homemaker and a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughter; Angela (Jerry) Irwin of Benton, sons; Herb (Cheryl) Ward & Terry (Julie) Ward both of Brandon, MS. And 4 grandchildren. Services will be Thursday December 15 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation beginning at 10:30A.M. Follow by services at 11:30 A.M. Internment will follow in Center Ridge Baptist Cemetery with Rev Matt Hall officiating. Pallbearers are; Randy Hearst, Matt Ward, Bubber Russell, John Simmons, Al Plunkett, & Bill Simmons.


Virginia P. Vancleave

Dec 10,2016

Virginia P. Van Cleave Virginia P. Van Cleave, 95, Retired Nurse, passed away Tue Dec 6th in Sumrall, MS.Services are at 1 PM, Sat Dec 10th, in Vicksburg, at Glenwood Funeral Home with burial in Green Acres Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is handling arrangements.Mrs. Van Cleave was a native of Yazoo County. She was preceded in death by husband Robert Adrian Van Cleave Sr., son Charles Page Van Cleave, father John Burgess Page, and mother Annie Dilley Page.Survivors include: Son, Robert A. Van Cleave Jr.Grand Children: Robert Bradford Van Cleave, William Craig Van Cleave, Charles Page Van Cleave & Joyelle Van Cleave Allison.Great Grand Children: Robert Ashton Van Cleave, Kristin Anne Van Cleave, Sarah Marie Van Cleave, Justin Craig Van Cleave, James Allison, Joseph Allison& Jacob Allison.


Allan Jackson Bigford, SR

Dec 10,2016

Allan Jackson Bigford, Sr, 67, of The Dover community, Bentonia passed away at his residence Wednesday December 7, 2016. Employed in construction he was a member of Central Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Mary Anna Bigford, sons; Allan Jackson (Lacy) Bigford, Jr. of Yazoo City,& James Brent (Michelle) Bigford of Jacksonville, NC, grandchildren; Ilaya, Vanessa, Brittany, & Nathan, sister Ada Carter of Bentonia, & Nancy Hilderbrand of Phoenix, MS. He was preceded in death by a brother; James Henry Bigford & a sister; Rosemary James. Graveside services will be Saturday December 10 at 11:00 A.M. In Central Homes Cemetery on Dover Road with military honors. Rev. Jon Vanlandingham will officiate,


Bobby Lee Rico

Dec 07,2016

Bobby Lee Rico, 62, of Vaughan passed away Saturday December, 03, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Mr. Rico was a craftsman and Blade Smith as well as a retired fish farmer. Mr. Rico is survived by his son Christopher Rico, step daughter Charis Terhas of Ohio,granddaughter; Sophia Jean Rico. sisters; Elizabeth Rico Brown (Robert) of Carrollton, GA, and Faye Rico Skinner (Robert) of Bella Vista, AR, and brother Billy Rico (Judy) of Batesville, MS. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Donna Gail Long Rico. Funeral services for Mr. Rico will be Wednesday December, 07, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 before the service. Internment will be in Benton Baptist Cemetery.


Margie Strain Downs

Dec 02,2016

Margie Strain Downs, 73, of Vicksburg formerly of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Tuesday November 29, 2016. A homemaker she was of the Baptist faith. Survivors are her sons; Kenny Downs & John Downs both of Vicksburg, daughter; Susan Lewis of Abita Springs, LA, 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and sister; Johnnie Mascagni of Greenville, MS. Mrs. Downs was preceded in death by her daughter; Lynn Frazier, husbands; Kenneth Downs & William White, parents; Johnny & Lorene Maxwell Strain, sister; Inez McPhail and brothers J. T. Wood & J.D. Pierce. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Friday December 2nd with visitation starting at 11:00 A.M. Followed by services at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Bobby Joe Hawkins will officiate with internment in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Pallbearers are her grandchildren; Justin Brown,Gordon Downs, Taylor Wade, Dalton Downs, Corey Frazier and Cameron Lewis. Honorary pallbearers are Reece Mascagni, & Chase Childers.


Hannah B Kelly

Nov 29,2016

Hannah Beeks Pitts Kelly passed away on Saturday, November 26,2016, at The Blake Assisted Living Facility in Oxford, MS. Known as Hannah to most of her friends and affectionately called "Beeks" by her late husband Kelly, Mrs. Kelly was born November 4, 1926, in Ecru, MS, to Edd H. Pitts and Laura Phifer Pitts. A 1944 graduate of Ecru High School and a 1948 graduate of the University of Mississippi, Hannah played on the Ole Miss tennis and golf teams throughout college. She met and married the love of her life, Harold Kelly, and they both had a great passion for Ole Miss athletics, a devotion that continued for the rest of their lives. Hannah was the Yazoo City Country Club Golf Champion for as long as she played, and her love for the sport led her to organize and run the Ace Parker, Jr. Golf Tournament for many years, an event in which she touched many young lives. While living in Yazoo City, Hannah was employed at Mississippi Chemical Corporation for many years. Last, but not least, Hannah was a beloved and devoted member of First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City for 64 years, where she first served in the Chancel Choir and was a pianist and then organist for 40 years. She was also a member of the church's Hand Bell Choir as well as a member of the music program for the youth there. Mrs. Kelly was preceded in death by Harold C. Kelly, her husband of 63 years; her sister Laura Ruth Pitts Nesbit; and her parents. She is survived by her nephew Mike Nesbit (Nancy) of Ecru; her niece Carol Clendenon of Clinton; her grand-nephews Ben Nesbit (Judy Lynn) of Oxford, and Clay and Casey Clendenon of Katy, TX; and her grand-niece Kelly Waggoner (Marcus) of Denver, CO. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 29,2016, from 12:30-2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City with the funeral service to follow at 2:00. Reverend Bill Poole will preside over the funeral service. Burial will be Wednesday, November 30, at 1 :00 pm at the Ecru Cemetery with Reverend Jimmy Criddle presiding. All services are under the direction of Stricklin- King Funeral Home of Yazoo City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to the First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City or to the Ole Miss Foundation.


Thomas E. "Tug" Sullivan

Nov 28,2016

Thomas E. “Tug” Sullivan, 51, of Wolf Lake, Yazoo City passed away at a deer camp in Sharkey County Wednesday November 23, 2016. Employed in farming he was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors are his son; Tommy H.(Haley) Sullivan of Bentonia, daughter; Shelly R. Sullivan of Mayersville, MS, 6 grandchildren, brother John Sullivan of Straight Bayou, and sister Dawn Courtney of Louise. Services will be Monday November 28 at Straight Bayou Baptist Church in Sharkey County with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Followed by services at 11:00 A.M.. Internment will follow in Straight Bayou Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City. Rev. Tommy Burns will officiate. Pall Bearers are; Cody Sellers, George Sellers, Trey Lomax, Billy Hodnett, Fred Humphreys, & Britt Overby.


Frederick "Fred" William Merrill

Nov 28,2016




John Malcolm Hewitt

Nov 25,2016

John Malcolm Hewitt, 72, of Henry Place Road in Yazoo County passed away Saturday November 19, 2016 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. A self employed contractor, he was a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors are his wife Nancy Hewitt, son; John Matthew Hewitt, daughter; Tammy Stemple of Virginia Beach, VA, 3 grandchildren & several nieces & nephews. Services will be Friday November 25 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City with visitation beginning at 11:00 A.M. until the funeral service at 12:00 P.M. Rev. Matt Clark will officiate. Internment will follow in Benton Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers are John Stemple, Ashley Noble, Chris Moore, Art Fleming, Dave Williamson, Matt Sublette, Winston Snider & Matt Snider.


Charline B May

Nov 19,2016

Charline B May, 70 of Bentonia died at her residence Wednesday November 9, 2016. A Homemaker she was a member of Melrose Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband; Troy May, sons: Lamar May & Calvin May both of Bentonia, grandson; Casey May, granddaughters; Maddline May, Taylor May, Robyn May, sisters; Fay Nichols & Brenda Gallion both of Redwood,& Wanda Elliston of Madden, MS, brother; Ed Beckham of Redwood, MS Memorial services will be Saturday November 19 at 11:00 A.M. At Melrose Baptist Church on highway 433 South.


Taylor Lamar Martin

Nov 19,2016

Taylor L. Martin, 18, of Mechanicsburg died from injuries received in an automobile accident Tuesday November 15, 2016. He was a Senior and Center on the Offensive Line at Tri County Academy and a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Survivors are his parents; Kenny & Kay Martin, paternal grandparents; Bill & Martha Martin, Maternal grandparents; Mary & Lamar Taylor all of Bentonia, Uncle; Rob (Belinda) Taylor of Magee, MS, Aunt; Kim (Lee) Crockett of Brandon, Cousins; Cory Crockett of Brandon, and Claire (Jack) Faught of Strakville. Services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation Friday November 18th 5:00 -7:00 P.M. With services Saturday November 19th at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Scott Sones will officiate. Internment will follow in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery. The Seniors of Tri County Academy Football Team will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorials to The Building Fund of Hebron Baptist Church.


James Edward "Ed" Steen

Nov 18,2016

James Edward Steen, 89, of Yazoo City died Tuesday November 15, 2016. Retired from Mississippi Chemical Corporation following 35 years of service, he was a member of River Mountain Church. Survivors are his daughter Ashley Steen of Denver, CO, brother; Hardy W. Steen of Palm Springs, FL, Great granddaughter; Addison Lee Steen of Denver, CO, sister-in-law; Rita Dixon of Yazoo City. Ed was preceded in death by his wife; Ruth Jolene Martin Steen, son; Victor Edwin Steen, brother Charles E. Steen, sister; Mary Ann Wansley. Services are Friday November 18 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 12:30 P.M. Until the 2:00 P.M. Service. Rev. David Humphreys & Rev. Jeff Dixon will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Letitia "Tish" Rainer

Nov 16,2016

Yazoo City – After a long battle with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Mary Letitia (Tish) Rainer died Tuesday the 8th of November, 2016 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Born on August 21, 1947 in Yazoo City, Mississippi, Tish was a graduate of Yazoo City High School.  She then attended the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus and then the University of Mississippi. She was a member of the Rogue Social Club and Delta Delta Delta while in college. Post education, Tish moved to Jacksonville Beach, Florida where she resided all of her adult life.  She enjoyed a successful career with PSS World Medical, Inc., ultimately retiring as an assistant to the CEO of the company. Tish was loved by family, friends and co-workers who appreciated her engaging personality and the manner in which she approached life with a joyful spirit. Entertaining friends and family at her home overlooking the Atlantic Ocean was one of her favorite activities. She also enjoyed traveling with friends throughout the country and abroad.  Tish valued time spent with her family back home in Yazoo City over the summer and during the Holidays. She is survived by two brothers, James Thomas (Bubba) Rainer and Lewis Reid Rainer; one sister, Eileen Elizabeth (Beth) Stricklin; and several nieces and one nephew - all of whom brought great joy to her life. Tish was predeceased by her mother Agnes Aileen Gooch; her father James Thomas Rainer; her maternal grandparents Rose Fahey and Eugene Gooch; and her paternal grandparents Lydia Louisa Reid and James Thomas Rainer, MD. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the charity of your choice. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements of a family graveside service on Wednesday, November 16 at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, Mississippi.


Earnest Edward Jackson, Sr

Nov 16,2016

Earnest Edward Jackson, 82, of Yazoo City, MS, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016, at Hospice Ministries of Ridgeland. Visitation will be held at Center Ridge Baptist Church in Yazoo City on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 9:30 – 11:00 with a funeral service to follow at 11:00. Mr. Jackson was born, January 1, 1934, in Atlanta, Texas to Alexander Frank and Myrtis Frances Jackson. After graduating from Atlanta High School, Mr. Jackson attended Paris Jr. College in Paris Texas and served in the United States Navy for two years. He married Martha Louise Carley on August 18, 1954 and the two settled in Yazoo City, MS in 1957 where Mr. Jackson worked for Mississippi Chemical Corporation until his retirement in 1999. He was a faithful member of Center Ridge Baptist Church where he served as an ordained Deacon for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Martha Carley Jackson; his daughter, Kim Jackson; and brothers, James Franklin Jackson and B.F. Jackson. He is survived by his son, Earnest Edward Jackson, Jr. (Mary Elizabeth) of Jackson, MS; grandchildren, Susan Hall Anderson (Stephen), Edwin Taylor Vickery and Anne Eastland Richardson (Cole); great-grandchildren, Eleanor Eastland Anderson and Stephen David Anderson; brother, George Wesley Jackson; and sister, Doris Virginia Graves. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the military charity of the donor’s choice.


Julia "Dootsie" "MiMi" Frizell

Nov 15,2016

Julia C. Frizell departed this Life on November 13, 2016 in Vicksburg, MS. She is preceded in death by her husband, O. J. Frizell, her son, Michael Eugene Frizell, father and mother, Sinclair Coleman and Elsie Elizabeth Coleman, sisters Earline Everett, Mary Clair Paul and brother Thomas Rowland “Son” Coleman. She is survived in life by her daughters, Betsy Holifield, Pat Savoie, Dawn Rankin, her seven Grandchildren and eight Great Grandchildren and her brother Robert Eugene “Brut” Coleman as well as her many nieces and nephews. Julia Francis was known affectionately by her family and friends as “Dootsie” and by her grandchildren and great grandchildren as “Mimi”. Mimi will always be remembered for her gentle and good natured personality, her independent, fun spirit and the love she had for her family. A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, November 15th at Stricklin King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City. Visitation will be at 1:00 with the service following at 2:00.


Bobby Neely

Nov 11,2016

Robert Myril “Bobby” Neely, Jr, 68, of Bentonia, MS, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his home, due to complications which arose from a battle with cancer. Bobby was born in Yazoo City on November 24, 1947 to Emmie Lou (Kirk) and Robert Myril “Shag” Neely, Sr. He excelled at baseball and football at Bentonia High School, and served in the Army thereafter. He proposed to and married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Marie Hicks, in 1968, while on leave and prior to his deployment to Germany. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for much of his life. He was a loving husband and father. He also loved spending time at home, where he raised cows and chickens and played with grandchildren in his spare time. He was proceeded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Hicks Neely, sons Robert Myril Neely, III (Margaret) of Oxford and Clayton Anderson Neely (Mary Katherine) of Madison, grandchildren Robert Myril Neely, IV, Margaret Miller Neely, Mary Lanford Neely, Eleanor Grace Neely and Katherine Clayton Neely, brothers Michael Kirk Neely, Sr. (Nell) of Bentonia, Randall Lynn Neely of Sacramento, CA, and sister Connie Lou Howell (Terry) of Bentonia. Funeral services will consist of a graveside service open to friends and family at the Central Holmes Cemetery, 2350 Dover Rd, Bentonia, MS at 2PM Friday, November 11, 2016, with Bro. Gowan Ellis officiating. Afterwards, everyone is invited to gather at the Neely’s home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.


Kenneth Edward "Ken" Irby

Nov 07,2016

Kenneth Edward “Ken” Irby, 62 of Yazoo City (Satartia) died Thursday November 3, 2016 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. He worked in Agricultural Farming and was a member of The Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Bentonia. Survivors are his wife Sarah D. Irby, Sons Ken “Pamela” Irby of Brandon, and Curtis “Lauri” Davis of Belleville, IL, grandchildren; Hunter Irby, Aaron Irby, Kassidy Irby, Savannah Davis, & Easton Davis, sister; Bertha Williamson of Benoit. nephews; Chuck & Jackie Williamson. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; Charlie and Mary Lee Baker Irby and a brother; Charles Irby. Services will be Monday November 7 at The Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ on Highway 49 North of Bentonia, visitation will begin at 12:30 P.M. Until the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. Rev. David Ogle will officiate. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City.


Thomas David "Tommy" Nolan

Nov 04,2016

Thomas Davis Nolan, 64, of Stock Bridge, GA formerly of Yazoo City died October 26, 2016. He was of the Catholic faith. Survivors are his wife Cynthia Susan Nolan, sons Brian Douglas (Kim) Nolan of Virginia Beach, VA and Glenn Patterson (Yvette) Nolan of Griifin, GA, granddaughters; Saylor Nolan and Mary Reese Nolan, grandson; Jake Thomas Nolan, mother; Dot Nolan of Benton, brothers; Michael Nolan of Shreveport, Tim (Nanette) Nolan of Benton, Peter (Barbara) Nolan of Monchester, GA, Paul Nolan of Benton, Chuck (Sarah) Nolan of Brandon, and John Richard (Jennifer) Nolan of Louisville, KY, sisters; Laurissa ( Allan) Henderson of Madison, Amanda (Fred) Ross of Vicksburg, and Margarette Nolan of BelChase, LA. Visitation will be Friday November 4 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City 12:00 P.M. until the 1:00 P.M. service.


William (Bill) F. Hawkins

Oct 26,2016

Bill Hawkins Yazoo Ciy William F. (Bill) Hawkins, 85, went to be with the Lord Monday morning at his home in Yazoo City, MS. He is survived by his children Alan (Terri) Hawkins of Yazoo City, MS and his daughter, Becky (Ronny) Beevers of Lexington, MS. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lillie(Robby) Scott, and Will Williams of Cleveland, MS and Hannah Hawkins of Starkville, MS, great grandchildren Ciercy Holcomb, Joely Holcomb and Wesley Williams. He is survived by his two sisters Gay(Dan) Hunt of Weir, MS and Maureen Keyes of Richland, MS. He is survived by his caretakers Annette Clark, Bernada Clark, Ellen Clark, Latrice Battle, Tedrick Clark, Tarrandan Morris and Tavarious Clark who all took loving care of Daddy. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Adelaide Ward Hawkins and his parents, L.D. and Mary Bell Hawkins. He was born January 19, 1931 in Weir, MS. He attended Weir High School and graduated from Mississippi State University where he received his degree in accounting. He was the Vice President of Finance at Mississippi Chemical in Yazoo City, MS until he retired twenty years ago. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City, MS where he was a deacon and the church Treasurer for many years. Daddy loved his Lord Jesus Christ and is now resting safely in his arms. Daddy loved his wife Adelaide and all his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and the rest of his family and devoted his life to caring for those he loved. Daddy loved fishing, hunting, wood working and quilting but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home beginning at 9:30 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. in the Stricklin-King Chapel in Yazoo City, MS with Stricklin-King Funeral Home in charge of the services and internment will be at 3:00 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Cemetary in Weir, MS. Pallbearers will be Bill Reeves, David Crenshaw, Joe Crenshaw, Mark Ward, Herman Cooper and David Heath and Taylor Parks.


Mary Ellen Morris

Oct 25,2016

Mary Ellen Morris, 88, of Jackson, died at Brokville Nursing Home in Madison Friday October, 21, 2016. She was Payroll Administrator at Farm Bureau and a member of First Baptist Church-Jackson. Survivors are her sister; Elizabeth Hood of Yazoo City, 15 nieces and 3 nephews. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Monday October 24 5:00 -7:00 P.M. With services Tuesday October 25 at Stricklin-King at 11:00 A.M. With Rev. Tom Washburn officiating. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City .


Terry Bradford Beckham

Oct 24,2016

Terry Bradford Beckham, 35, of Madison passed away on Wednesday the 19th of October, 2016 in Baton Rouge, La. Brad was previously Vice President of Capital Concrete Cutting and currently a foreman for Max Flooring. He was a member Vertical Church in Madison. Brad is survived by his wife Lindsey Creed Beckham of Madison, daughters; Anna Bella Riley Beckham, and Mia Grace Vickers of Madison, soon to be born twins; Bradford Creed Beckham, and Ashley Lorine Beckham, and his parents; Terry and Rita Beckham of Madison. Brad was preceded in death by his sister Lori Beckham Jordan. Funeral services for Brad will be Monday, October 24, 2016 at Vertical Church in Madison at 12:00. Visitation will be from 10-12 before the funeral service. Interment will be in Yazoo City at Glenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Philip Thurman will officiate the service. Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City will handle the arrangements.


Bonita Marie Worthy Carson

Oct 23,2016

Bonita Marie Worthy Carson, 58, of Bentonia died Friday October 21, 2016 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Born February 8, 1958 in Yazoo County, she was of the Baptist faith. Survivors are her husband; Aubrey Carson, daughters; Shilynn Marie (Joshua) Plaisance of Pricedale, MS, & Nadia Carson Gallagher of Bentonia, sons; Ronald Pelham (Michaeous) Collins of Jackson, MS & Thomas Reed (Cassandra) Fears of Madison, MS, grandchildren; Carson Nanastasiah daniel, Aubrae Annahelyse Daniel, Rylan Micha Gallagher & Triston Skylar Daniel, sister; Juanita Marie Stricklin of Bentonia, mother; Ola Juanita Keel of Bentonia, and Father William (Louise) Worthy of Magee. Visitation and Services will be Sunday October 23 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. In Yazoo City Visitation will begin at 12:30 until the 2:30 P.M. Service with Rev. Glen Warrington officiating. Internment will follow in Mt Olivet Cemetery on Highway 433 West in Yazoo County..


Bill Beeson, Jr.

Oct 22,2016

Bill Beeson Jr - 10-25-38 to 10-18-16 Born in Holly Bluff, MS to Bill Beeson Sr and Grady Porch Beeson Passed away peacefully at home.He is predeceased by his wife, Linda Duncan Beeson. Their children are: Kim (Mike) Waldrup of Madison, MS Tracey A. Beeson of Braxton, MS Jeanie (Chris) Ables of Vidalia, LA Beau (Currie) Beeson of Helena, Al. Grandchildren: Kimberly (Damon) Stevens of Madison, MS David (Rachel) Cureington Jr. of Tuscaloosa, AL Jeffrey Laskosky of Leduc, Alberta Canada Jeannie (Justin) Miller of Flowood, MS Jessica Glisson of Flowood, MS Meaghan A. Ladner of Vidalia, LA Amber Ables of Vidalia, LA Joshua Ables of Baton Rouge, LA Joseph Ables of Baton Rouge, LA Jamie ( Sarah) Beeson of Flowood, MS Billy Beeson of Madison, MS Patrick Beeson of Madison, MS 9 great grandchildren


Maggie Doris Griffing

Oct 22,2016

Maggie Doris Griffing, 92 , of Bentonia died Wednesday October 19, 2016 at Woodlands Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. She was a merchandiser with American Greetings and a member of Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors are her daughter; Lottie Crutchfield (Thomas) Howell of Bentonia, grandchildren; Scott (Tara) Howell of Coxburg and Ryan (Wendy) Howell of Bentonia, great grandchildren, Livi Colton Howell, Orin Howell, Sarah Jane Howell, Presley Howell, sister; Helen Reyer Cogburn of Sims, AR, sister-in-law Emma Lee Hughes of Benton, and a host of extended family. Mrs. Griffing was preceded in death by her parents; James W. & Ila Hughes, Sr, Husbands; Johnnie James “Dick” Crutchfield, Foy Scroggins, SR, & Melvin P. Griffing, SR, sisters; Charlotte Hughes and Grace Hughes, brothers; Dempsey Hughes, Marlvin Hughes, J.W. Hughes, JR, Harris Hughes, and Earl Hughes. Services will be Saturday October 22 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation beginning at 12:30 P.M. Until the 2:00 P.M. Funeral service. Internment will follow in Scotland Cemetery. Rev/ Earl Reyer & Rev. Buddy Bayliss will officiate. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pall bearers.


Danny Lamar Hood

Oct 21,2016

Danny Lamar Hood, 60, of Benton died at The Yazoo City Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Yazoo City Tuesday October 19, 2016. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Survivors are his mother Geneva Hood of Benton, brother; Dennis (Lisa) Hood of Benton, sister; Diane Wade of Jackson, MS, daughter; Dena Robb of Byrum, MS, son; Dan Hood & 4 grandchildren. Services for Danny Hood will be Friday October 21 at Midway Baptist Church, with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. funeral service. Rev. Jessie Byrd will officiate. Internment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are; Dennis Hood, Ryan Hood, Henry Wade, David Malone, Craig Hood, Marlin Stubblefield, Mike Davis, & Ronnie Davis.


Ray G. White

Oct 16,2016

Ray Gilbert White, 66, of Yazoo City died at his residence Wednesday October 12, 2016. He was retired as Parts Manager for Case Equipment and of the Baptist faith. Survivors are his daughters; Shelia Rathburn of Lancaster, OH, & Ginger Beckett of Oakland, TN., a nephew who was like a son; Edwin C. Allen of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Callie Rathborn, Eli Rathburn, Marley Beckett, & Stella Beckett, sisters; Barbara Adam & Wanda Rigney both of Yazoo City. Graveside services will be Sunday October 16 at 2:00 P.M. At The Ray G. White Cemetery next to the family residence, 797 Carson road in Yazoo County. Visitation will be 2:30 – 4:00 P.M. following the service at the residence


Joseph Daniel "Joe Danny" Martin

Oct 15,2016

Joseph Daniel “Joe Danny” Martin, Jr, 81 of Bentonia died Thursday October 12, 2016 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson from injuries sustained in an automobile crash on Jerry Clower BLVD in Yazoo City Friday October 7. He worked in sales at Sanderson & Associates and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Amy Martin, daughter; Gee Gee martin Bledsoe of Samithville, MO, grandchildren; Aaron Hendricks of Richland, MS, Kevin Hendricks of Estes Park, CO, Drake Hendricks of Kissimmee, FL, & Reaghan Hendricks of Smithville, MO, great grandchildren; Glorianna Hendricks, & Amari Hendricks, sister; Wanda Faye Hearst of Benton. Services will be Saturday October 15 at Oak Grove Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 12:30 until the 2:00 P.M. Service. Internment will follow in the church cemetery with Rev. Josh Mathews officating. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church or St. Judes Children's Research Hospital.


Samuel " Bud" Jones

Oct 10,2016

Samuel C. “Bud” Jones, 87, of Yazoo City died Friday October 7, 2016 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. He was a member of Short Creek Baptist Church and a Supervisor with Gulf Oil Chemical,. He also served as a Sargent in the U.S. Army Survivors are his daughters; Laura (Greg) Mayo of Edmond, OK& BeckyAnn (Scott) Towne of Indian Rocks Beach, FL, sons; Glenn (Sarah) Jones of Baton Rouge, LA,& Samuel Lynn (Kay Lynn) of Clinton, MS, 9 grandchildren, & 3 great grandchildren. Bud was preceded in death by his wife Rebecca Jones, son; David Mark Jones, brothers Emette A. Jones. M.D. Jones, Eslie Jones & Edward Jones, sisters; Maxine Jones, Ethel Alexander & Clara Mae Gadie, and a great grandchild Jason Paul Ross. Visitation will be Sunday October 9 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. And Monday October 10 10:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service at Short Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Bill Hutto will officiate. Internent will follow in Short Creek Cemetery. Pall Bearers are Jason Ross, Bryan Ross, Austin Jones, Aaron Nunn, Andrew Nunn, & Wyatt Jones.


Carol Jean Stephens

Oct 06,2016

Carol Jean Stephens, 54, of Yazoo City died at The Baptist Medical Center Yazoo Tuesday October 4, 2016. she was of the Baptist Faith and a Certified Nursing Assistant. Survivors are her husband; Robert Stephens, daughter Kerri Bradley of Tupelo, 2 grandchildren, brothers; Bubba Johnston of Atlanta & David Johnston of Texas, sister; Diane Presley of Senatobia,& Uncle; Aubrey & Paula Johnston of Yazoo City. Memorial services will be Thursday October 6 at 2:00 P.M. at The Chapel of Stricklin-King Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Jennings officiating.


Juanita Waltman Fulgham

Sep 27,2016

Juanita Waltman Fulgham was born June 12, 1929, in Copiah County, Mississippi. J. W. as she was affectionately known by her loving husband, Charles “Blackie” Fulgham was loved by her many family member and her church family. Juanita and Charles would have been married 66 years on October 28, 2016. Juanita was an active member of The Yazoo City Church of Christ. She was a woman of many talents. Juanita was a business woman having owned a dress shop and an antique store. They were advid travelers. Juanita and Charles loved to travel to foreign countries and around the United States and with Magnolia Messenger RV Rallies for many years. They spent many happy times in Branson, Missouri Juanita was preceded in death by her patents, A. W. Waltman and Jimmy Dungan Waltman of Hazelhurst, Mississippi, and her brothers, Nelson Waltman, and Wilfred Waltman. Survivors are her husband, Charles; children, Edwin Fulgham (Mona), Michael Fulgham (Angelique), and Gloria Fulgham. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Chas Fulgham, Mary Lauren Howard (Matt), Meryl Allen (Shane), Sara Dent Ledbetter (Joseph). Melanie Madden (Lou), and Heather Russell (fiance', Ryan Cobb) and 13 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at The Yazoo City Church of Christ beginning at 10:00 AM. Until time for the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday September 27, 2016. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Chas Fulgham, Matt Howard, Spencer Madden, Lou Madden, Joseph Ledbetter, and Ryan Cobb.


Mac Kelly Collins

Sep 23,2016

Below is the obituary for my Uncle, Mac Kelly Olivieri. Please contact me with questions. Thank you – Kathleen Olivieri, 662-418-0609 ************************************ Mac Kelly Collins, 76, died on September 20, 2016. He was born on October 11, 1939, in Yazoo County, MS to Clifton Garnet Collins and Mary Ann Henson Collins. In his younger years, Kelly excelled in sports playing football for Yazoo City High School and Delta State University. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Delta State University and continued his education by earning a Juris Doctor degree in 1967 from the University of Mississippi. In 1968, Kelly opened his law practice in Yazoo City, MS where he practiced law for 10 years. In 1978, Kelly was elected Yazoo Circuit Court Judge. At the end of his term Kelly reopened his private law practice in 1988. During this time, he worked in the Yazoo County Youth Court System and was a Public Defender. Kelly closed his office in December 2015 with his secretary of 33 years Jackie Stricklin Taylor. Kelly was a true “country lawyer” taking his beloved dog, Maxine, to work with him for many years. Kelly had a deep love for Yazoo City and was well known for his compassion and fairness to everyone. With a smile on his face and his dog by his side, this is how many people greeted him daily. Family was Kelly’s top priority. He married Mary Ann Weber in 1964 and remained married until his death. He visited his sister, Betty May, daily and spent most weekends with his brother, Bo. Kelly and Bo loved to turkey hunt and transformed their hunting land into a beautiful retreat. Kelly was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City. He served as a High School Sunday School teacher and a Eucharistic Minister. He was preceded in death by his parents Clifton Garnet Collins and Mary Ann Henson Collins, sister Mamie Idalia Collins Smith and his brothers Pat Collins, Clifton (Bo) G. Collins, Jr. and George Collins and nieces Lois Boutwell Worthy and Margery Weber Penton. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Mary Ann Weber Collins, sister Betty May Collins Boutwell, sister-in-laws JoAnne Gibbs Collins and Margery Joseph Weber, nieces Lois Boutwell Herring (Keith) of Blue Springs, MS , Jo Lynn Boutwell Vickers (Jimmy) of Madison, MS, Kathleen Collins Olivieri (Ralph) of Starkville, MS, Cindy Weber Haven (Danny) of Yazoo City, MS, Marie Weber Townsend (Jimmy) of Dublin, GA, nephews Rev. Hugh Smith of Madison, MS, Clifton G. Collins III (Kristy) of Baton Rouge, LA, Alan Collins (Suzanne) of Meridan, CT, George Collins of Palatka, FL, Armeen Weber III of San Francisco,CA, along with 9 great nieces and 6 great nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, September 23 at 2:00 pm at St Mary's Catholic Church in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Visitation will be held after the funeral. Memorials may be given to St Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City.


Shirley H Warrington

Sep 15,2016

Shirley H. Warrington, 68, of Mechanicsburg died Tuesday September 13, 2016 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was a secretary for the Mississippi Worker Compensation Commission, Retired from the Yazoo County School System, a homemaker and a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Services will be Thursday September 19 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City visitation will start at 10:00 A.M. Followed by funeral services at 12:00 Noon. Internment will be in Wayne Hancock Cemetery on Mechanicsburg Road in Yazoo County with Rev. Josh Matthews & Rev. Scott Scones officiating. Survivors are her husband; Merrell Warrington, daughter; Kendra Warrington of Bentonia, brothers; Jimmy Hancock of Biloxi, Pete Hancock of Gulfport, Roy Hancock of Bentonia,sisters Christine Cain of Bentonia, Marion Herrod of Bentonia, and Ruby Necaise of Gulfport.


Earl Ray Frost

Sep 13,2016

Earl Ray Frost, 73, of Yazoo City died Friday September 9, 2016 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was a grocery store clerk at McDade's and a member of First Baptist Church. Visitation and services will be Tuesday September 13 at Stricklin King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation beginning at 9:00 A.M. until the service at 10:00 a.m. Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery on Dover Road in Yazoo County. with Rev. Clint Richie officiating. Survivors are his wife Tammy Cox Frost,sons; Sammy (Dale) Frost of Hendersonville, TX, and Billy (Connie) Frost of Monroe, LA, daughter Becky Lenard of Monroe, LA, several grandchildren, 11 brothers & 7 sisters, and a host of friends.


Danny L. Cain

Sep 13,2016

Danny L. Cain, 54, of Bentonia died Saturday September 10, 2016. He was a Carpet Installer and a member of Scotland Baptist Church. Services will be Tuesday September 13 at Scotland Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Visitation will begin at 12:30 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. Service. Survivors are his mother; Barbara Jean Howell Cain of Bentonia, MS, sisters; Jennifer Penalner of Vicksburg, Elizabeth Darlene Cain & Pamela Isonhood both of Bentonia, MS.


Lorene H. Utz

Sep 10,2016

Lorene H. Utz,92, of Palm Desert, CA formerly of Yazoo City, died at her residence August 8, 2016. A Registered Nurse she was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City. Visitation will be Friday September 9 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with Memorial Services Saturday September 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City at 2:30 P.M. Survivors are her daughters; Polly S. Beckman of Dallas, Tx, & Jane Utz Underdahl of Palm Desert , CA


Margaret Abney

Sep 10,2016

Margaret Abney, 77, of Marion, AR formerly of Holly Bluff, died Thursday September 8, 2016 at Willow Bend Nursing Home in Marion, AR. She was a member of Holly Bluff Baptist Church and retired operator at Tension Envelopes. Graveside services were Saturday September 10 in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home with Rev. Jonathan McBride officiating. Survivors are her husband; Bobby Abney, sons; Michael (Twana) Goodwin , and Timothy Goodwin both of Holly Bluff, daughter; Dawn (Richie) Masters of Proctor, AR, step-son; Chris Abney of Bossier City, LA, 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brothers; Rachel Riley of Yazoo City and Neal Riley of Madison, MS.


Erma Hubbard

Sep 09,2016

Erma Hubbard, 64, of Holly Bluff died at her residence in Sharkey County Monday September 5, 2016. For over 20 years she was The Office Manager for Silver Creek Gin in Holly Bluff. Services are Friday September 9 with visitation beginning at 1:00 P.M. followed by her memorial service at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Rev. Clint Richie will officiate. Survivors are her companion Jerry Gammill, her children, sons; Jason w. Gardner of Arlington, TX, Justin (Ashley) Suber of Madison, MS, daughters; Brandi (Jerry) Rochelle of Hernando, MS, Deidi (Steve) Leal of Bentonia, MS, Agie (Randy) Frank of Brandon, MS, & Tammy (Chris) Utoff of Madison, MS, grandchildren; Austin Gardner, Brittney Rochelle, Breanna Rochelle, Trevor Leal, Garrett Gardner,Ty Leal, Anna Kiley Leal, & Hadley Rae Suber. Mrs. Hubbard was preceded in death by husband Hiby Hubbard, and her parents Delilah & Richard Tuttle.


Katie J. Milner

Sep 07,2016

Katie J. Milner, 84, of Bentonia died Sunday September 5, 2016 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. She was a member of the First United Pentacostal Church in Yazoo City and retired Office Manager for Farm Bureau Insurance. Survivors are her son; James W,. Milner of Bentonia, brother; Tommy Wade of Yazoo City & sister; Gladys Hill of Shreveport, LA. Mrs. Katie was preceded in death by her husband James Jutson Milner. Visitation will be Wednesday September 7 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City followed by graveside at 2:00 P.M. In Central Holmes Cemetery on Dover Road in Yazoo County.


William "Bill" Brown

Sep 03,2016

BROWN, William McClellan 80, of New Port Richey, passed away Aug. 28, 2016 . Bill graduated from Heidelberg High School in 1955 and later moved to Florida from Yazoo City, MS in 2009. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Elizabeth, and daughter, Vicki King. He is survived by son, Eddie and daughter-in-law, Annissa; sisters, Patsy Habeeb, Bonnie Lacey, Linda Brown; and brothers, Robert, Mark, and Ralph Brown. Papa is also survived by his granddaughter, Tamar King and grandsons, Matthew, Thomas, and Patrick Brown. Visitation will be Saturday September 3, 2016 at Stricklin-king Funeral Home in Yazoo City starting at 10:00 A.M. followed by Graveside services in Glenwood Cemetery at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Larry Haggard will officiate.


Shelton W. Burrough

Aug 31,2016

Shelton W. Burrough, 42, of Bentonia died Saturday August 27, 2016 in Madison County. He was the Owner / Operator of a Trucking Company and a member of Tinsley Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife; Jennifer Hollis Burrough, daughter; Olivia Burrough both of Bentonia, step son; Adam (Ame) Selby of Yazoo City, grandson Trace Selby, parents; Kerry & Jo Ann Burrough, maternal grandmother; Carolyn Williams, brother Keith Burrough all of Bentonia & several nieces & nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday August 30 at Stricklin-King 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. With services Wednesday August 31 at 2:00 P.M. At The Chapel of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Internment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Highway 433 West in Yazoo County. Rev. David Ingram will officiate.


Linda McElveen

Aug 28,2016

Linda J. McElveen, 70, of Satartia, MS, (formerly of Jacksonville, FL) entered eternal peace at home surrounded by family on August 21, 2016, after a nine-month battle with Breast cancer. Born March 18, 1946, to the late Gus and Hattie Hanks, Linda grew up in Satartia. She attended Hinds Vocational College obtaining her Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate on January 19, 1979. Linda loved being a nurse and did so for 37 years. She began her nursing career in 1979 at King’s Daughter Hospital in Yazoo City, MS. The majority of her nursing career was serving in hospitals, doctor offices, and nursing homes in Jacksonville, FL where she resided for 35 yrs. Linda is survived by her husband, Jim McElveen, daughters Sheila Jackson (Daryl), Lisa Clark (Speedy), and Marcie Thaxter (Josh), sisters Wanda Woods and Marguerite Vinson, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, along with nieces and nephews. Family, friends, nursing, and travel were Linda’s joys. During her vacation travels, she discovered Hawaii and fell in love with the islands which will be her final resting place. There will be a “Celebration of Linda’s Life” at the Ogden Baptist Church 6530 Highway 433 W, Bentonia, MS 39040 at 3pm August 28, 2016. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that a donation be made in Linda’s name to any charity or organization, such as The American Cancer Society or a hospice, involved in the treatment and care of cancer patents . The family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals at Baptist Medical Center Jackson, who cared Linda during her courageous battle. Also, thanks to Linda’s many friends for their outpouring of love and support.


Hugh I. Durham

Aug 26,2016

Hugh I. Durham, 62, of Yazoo City died Wednesday August 24, 2016 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was a retired Game Warden with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife Betty Lou Durham, daughter; Shannon (“T.D.”) Hagens of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Danyale and Hanna Clark, brothers Roger Durham of Yazoo City and Kent Durham of Grenada, MS. Services will be Friday August 26 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation beginning at 12:30 P.M. until the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


David Kyle Wallace

Aug 21,2016

David Kyle Wallace died suddenly at Bentonia-Gibbs Elementary School on August 17, 2016 at the age of 36. Kyle was born on May 9th, 1980 in Jackson, MS to Cynthia Moffett Wallace and the late Robert Bruce Wallace. Kyle grew up in Mendenhall, MS and was a 1998 graduate of Simpson County Academy where he excelled in academics and football. Under the mentorship of high school coach Skip Moore, Kyle “Big K’ developed his passion for football and was ranked among the top 25 recruits in the state of MS by the Jackson Clarion Ledger his senior year. He signed with Mississippi State University in 1998 and played for three years on the offensive line winning the 1999 Peach Bowl and the infamous 2000 Independence Bowl known as the legendary “Snow Bowl.” He transferred to Delta State University in 2001 where he was their starting offensive left tackle his junior and senior year; but most importantly to Kyle, he met the love of his life Jamie Hudson of Holly Bluff, MS. He graduated from DSU in 2004 with a bachelor of science degree in general studies and later completed a masters degree in teaching through Jackson State University. In 2004 he was hired by Yazoo City school district as the high school assistant football coach for the Yazoo City Indians and taught P.E. to the elementary students at Webster Elementary for 10 years. He then became the head football coach to the junior high and high school at Manchester Academy for two seasons. In January 2016 Coach Wallace became the offensive coordinator for the Yazoo County Panthers high school football team and taught P.E. at Bentonia-Gibbs Elementary. He also was enrolled in Belhaven University getting his masters degree in sports administration. Kyle was known for his strong Christian faith, being a devoted family man, and his humble and gentle spirit. He touched hundreds of students over the last 14 years; and he encouraged his players to believe in themselves, to never give up, and to always do the right thing in life and on the field. Moments before his death, he was in P.E. class teaching his elementary kids about the importance of friendship. Kyle was a loyal friend who enjoyed singing, hunting, Bible study, and spending time with his large family and friends. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City, MS where he was a member of the choir. He was preceded in death by the late Robert Bruce Wallace of Mendenhall, MS. He is survived by his wife Jamie Alyce Hudson and their two children Myla, age 6, and Hamp, age 2 from Yazoo City , MS. He is also survived by his mother Cynthia Moffett Wallace of Franklin, TN, his brother Brock Wallace of Brandon, MS, and his sister Casey Wallace Burgdorf of Nashville, TN. He is survived by his grandmother Gertrude Price Wallace of Mendenhall, MS and his grandfather Ray Moffett of Laurel, MS. Visitation will be held at First United Methodist Church Saturday August 20 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Sunday August 21 from 1:00 P.M. until the Funeral Service at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Bill Poole officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Kyle Wallace Children’s Fund at the Bank of Yazoo at P.O. Box 600, Yazoo City, MS 39194 or the fund set up for his wife Jamie Wallace called The Great Commission Fund at the First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City P.O. Box 444, Yazoo City, MS 39194.


Sarah Martin

Aug 13,2016

Sarah McCall Martin, age 94, passed away on August 10, 2016 in Birmingham, Alabama. A longtime resident of Yazoo City, MS, she was preceded in death by her husband Lyman V. Martin and a son Joseph E. Martin. She is survived by three sons, Dr. Richard V. Martin (Denise), Mr. James D. Martin (Carolyn), and Rev. William Thomas Martin (Cynthia) and by nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. In Yazoo City, Sarah was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and had been an employee of Mississippi Chemical Corporation and the Yazoo City Public Schools. An award winning quilter, she was a past state regent of the UDC and a member of the DAR. Funeral arrangements are through Stricklin King funeral home with interment in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Missions Fund of First Baptist Church, Yazoo City or to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer organization. Visitation: 5-7pm, 12 August 2016, and 10-11am, 13 August 2016, Stricklin-King Funeral Home Funeral service: 11am, 13 August 2016, Stricklin-King Funeral Home


T. C. Helms

Aug 12,2016

Thomas Cedell Helms, 90, formerly of Yazoo City, went to his heavenly home on August 8, 2016 in the evening at his home in Brandon, MS. Visitation is 5pm to 7pm at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City on Thursday evening August 11 and again from 9am to 10am Friday August 12 with service following at the chapel and burial at Caile Cemetery in Sunflower County. T. C. lived in Yazoo City and was employed by Public Service Commission as Superintendent of the power plant until his retirement. He moved to Brandon in 2004 and resided there until his death. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Pearl, MS. He was preceded in death by his wife Dolly Ruth Mathis Helms and granddaughter Emily Mathis Helms. He is survived by his wife Ellie Helms and children June Warren (Roger), Judy Murray, Thomas Helms (Clair), Ricky Helms (Nancy), Joyce Womack, and Timmy Helms. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren and sisters Maxine Ables, Vernell Denham, Faye Tilghman, and brother Bobby Helms.


Billie J. Polk

Aug 08,2016

Billie J. Polk, 87, of Byram , formerly of Yazoo City died Sunday August 7, 2016. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church Yazoo City. Survivors are her sons; Calvin Clay Polk of Lexington, MS, & Samuel Darren Polk of Yazoo City, daughters; Diane Marie Fortenberry of Terry, MS, & Cheryl (Robert) Hughes of Yazoo City, 7 grandchildren & 17 great grandchildren. Graveside services are scheduled for Monday August 8 at 12:00 P.M. At Cypress Gardens Cemetery in Yazoo City. Rev. Bubba Carter will officiate.


Addie Aline Evers

Aug 05,2016

Addie Aline Evers, 86, of Yazoo City died at Yazoo City Health & Rehabilitation Center Sunday July 31, 2016. She was retired as a bookkeeper at Amco Manufacturing. Survivors are her son William “ Bill” Gully, Jr of Madison, daughters; Zoie Gully Berteau & Golda Maria Jefcoat both of Yazoo City, 3 grandchildren,and 1 great grandchild. Aline was preceded in death by her siblings; Goldia Walker Johnston, Teresa Walker Payne, & Roland Ernest Walker, parents; Revel & Zoie Walker, and a granddaughter Jami Craft. Services will be Friday August 8 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Until the 10:00 A.M. Service. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate.


Norman "Jake" Scott, Jr

Aug 04,2016

Norman Jessie “Jake” Scott, Jr. died Tuesday August 2, 2016 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident in Yazoo County. He was a Mechanic and a Baptist. Survivors are his mother; Betty Jean Scott, brother; Charlie (Leslie) Scott both of Yazoo City, nephews; Stephen Runnells of Richland, MS, & Brady Scott, nieces; Shelby Scott & Cassidy Scott. Jake was preceded in death by his father Norman Jessie Scott, Sr, a brother; Stephen Lamar “T-Bone” Scott, and a sister Kathryn Frances “Runt” Scott. Services will be Thursday August 4 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation beginning at 9:30 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service. Rev. Tommy Burns will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Lottie V. Mason

Aug 01,2016

Lottie V. Mason, 87, of Pickens died Friday July 29, 2016 at Merit Health Madison in Canton. She was a homemaker and a member of Camden Baptist Church in Camden, MS. Survivors are her daughters Jackie (Allen) Landrum & Linda Brown, both of Pickens, 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren, step children; Lamen (Kay) Mason & Janice (Charles) Shoemaker both of Canton, sister; Maggie (Carl) McDaniel of Benton, MS, brothers; Hanson Jenkins, Jr of Sallis, MS, James (Debra) Jenkins of Yazoo City, Jerry Jenkins of Bentonia, Billy Ray Jenkins of Yazoo City, Joe Willie ( Lena Mae) Jenkins, Paul Jenkins, Mike (Sherry) Jenkins, Hubert Jenkins, & Carl Jenkins all of The Linwood Community in Yazoo County. Mrs. Mason was preceded in death by her husband James Mason, daughter Virginia Sullivan, a sister, & 3 brothers. Visitation will be Sunday July 31 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. And Monday 1:00 P.M. Until the Funeral Service at 2:00 P.M. At Seneasha United Methodist Church in Attala County. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery.. Rev. Jim Joiner will officiate. Pallbearers are; Hugh Jenkins, P.J. Pope, Hunter Pope, Gerald Malone, Leslie Malone, & Tony Mason


Carl Edward Pettigrew

Jul 29,2016

Carl Edward Pettigrew, 58, of Yazoo City passed away Monday July, 25, 2016 at home surrounded by his loved ones. Carl was a retired Warehouse Manager for Federal Compress and Warehouse Co. after many years of service. He was an active member of the Yazoo City community for many years. Carl is survived by his wife Frances Nolan Pettigrew, son Nolan Pettigrew (Lauren), and a grandson James Blande Pettigrew. He was preceded in death by his mother Susie Mae Pettigrew, father Claude Pettigrew, and a sister Linda Pettigrew Urton. Funeral services for Carl will be 10:00 a.m. Friday July, 29, 2016 at Black Jack Baptist Church in Vaughan. Visitation will be from 9-10 before the funeral service. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle all arrangements.


Louis Cain

Jul 27,2016

Louis Cain, 81, of Bentonia died July 25, 2016 in Vicksburg. He was retired as an Equipment Operator for Yazoo County. He was a member of Scotland Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Jean Cain, son, Danny Cain , daughters; Elizabeth Darlene Cain, Pamela Isonhood all of Bentonia & Jennifer (Adam) Penalver of Vicksburg, grandchildren;Elisha Isonhood, Porsha Isonhood, Stasha Isonhood McDuff, Josh Penalver, Alaina Penalver, Jason Penalver,, & Alyssa Penalver, great grandchildren; Chloye Weeks, Kimber Isonhood, Evan Sanders, Tylnn Sanders, Daphnea McDuff, Riley McDuff, brother; Victor Cain of Vicksburg, Ralph Cain, & James Cain of Texas. Louis was preceded in death by his parents Sam Oliver Cain & Mary Nellie Cochran Cain Foster, brothers; Robert Cain, Sam Cain, Jr., & William Foster, sisters; Sarah Van Tuinen, & Mary Cain Martin and great grandson Kohlson Moeller. Services are Wednesday July 27 at Scotland Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Visitation will start at 9:00 A.M. Until the service at 11:00 A.M. With internment in the Church cemetery. Rev. Glen Allen will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City.


Roma Vanessa Mott

Jul 21,2016

Roma Vanessa Mott 55 of Meridian formerly of Yazoo City died Tuesday July 19, 2016 at Rush Community Hospital in Meridian. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors are her son; Patton Veazey of Benton, MS, daughter Randa Nicholson of Yazoo City, 5 grandchildren, 3 sisters & 4 brothers. Visitation will be Wednesday July 20 at Stricklin-King with services Thursday July 21 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Intern ment will be Friday July 22 at Sulfur Springs Baptist Cemetery near Sebastopol, MS at 10:00 A.M. Rev. Johnny Wilkinson will officiate


David Lee McBride

Jul 21,2016

David Lee McBride, 61, of McCool, MS formerly of Yazoo City died Sunday July 17, 2016 at his residence. He was a power Plant Operator and a member of Berea Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife DeAnna McBride, son; David (Kori) McBride, II Brandon, MS, daughter; Carla (William) Mays of Sterrett, AL, grandchildren; Matthew Mays, Sarah Mays, & Nathan McBride, brother; Leroy McBride of Yazoo City, Johnny McBride of Saltillo, MS, sisters; Janie Wynne of Pickens, MS, Rose Potter of Yazoo City, Margie Fowler of Madison, AL, & Anna McBride of Yazoo City, mother; Frances McBride of Yazoo City. Services will be Thursday July 21 at Hill Crest Baptist Church with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the service at 11:00 A.M Rev Tony Black will officiate.


Ricky L. Lowery

Jul 20,2016

Ricky L. Lowery, 59, of Satartia, died Sunday July 17, 2016 at Merit River Region Health Care in Vicksburg. He was the Owner of a Custom Hauling Company and a member of Holly Bluff Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Capri A. Lowery, son; John Lowery of Yazoo City,grandchildren; John Landon Lowery, & Maci Elizabeth Lowery, brother Johnny Wayne Lowery of Vicksburg, sisters; Joanna Rivers of Satartia, Shirley Ingle of Florence, MS, & Sandra Lynn Lowery of Belzoni. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Wednesday July 20 with visitation beginning at 12:30 P.M. Until the 2:00 P.M. Service, Rev. Johnathan McBride will officiate.


Annie Mae Grantham

Jul 20,2016

Annie Mae Grantham, 72, of Yazoo City died Saturday July 17, 2016 at her residence. She was retired and a member of The Yazoo City Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors are her son; Timothy (Shelia) Grantham of Coppers Cove, TX, daughters; Shirley (Johnny) Sullivan, Annette (Roy) Landrum, Retha (Randy) Miles all of Yazoo City, & Jo Ann (William) Self of Camden, SC, 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, & a sister; Irene Sanders of Vicksburg. Visitation will be Tuesday July 19 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. At Stricklin-King with services Wednesday July 20 at 11:00 A.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel followed by internment in Friendship Cemetery in Kilmichael. Rev. Matt Clark will officiate.


David Emory Allen

Jul 19,2016

David Emory Allen, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and life-long Yazooan entered eternal life peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS at the age of 61. David was born on July 22, 1954 in Yazoo City at Kings Daughter’s hospital and was a lifelong resident and booster of the town he loved. He attended the Main Street School, Yazoo High, and Mississippi College. His favorite school was the school of life. He was self-taught in so many things. David possessed a seemingly insatiable appetite for life. He lived to make new friends (which he did everywhere he went), hear new and old stories and most of all, to make people laugh. At an early age he was bitten by the artistic bug and played guitar for several years in bands. He possessed a natural musical talent--he could hear a tune once and play it back to you by ear. Later he settled on his true passion for photography, which he had picked up at a very young age. His photos were featured regularly in the Clarion Ledger, where he worked, and Yazoo Herald. David also worked for several years as the official Photographer for Governor Cliff Finch, traveling around the country with him. He also really enjoyed his time working for WAPT Channel 16 as a videographer. Though David leaves a big hole in the hearts of those who knew and loved him, these holes will be filled with the joyous laughter and memories of those lucky enough to have spent time with this fun-loving, cool, resourceful, caring, charismatic, friendly, funny, and one-of-a-kind original guy! He was preceded in death by his father Charles W. Allen Sr., his mother Mary Belle McCormick Allen, whom he completely adored, and his brother Charles W. Allen, Jr. He is survived by his wife (to whom he was hopelessly devoted) Kathy Allen, daughters Bella Marie Allen, her husband Brian Farrelly of New York, NY, Emily Allen Chisholm and her husband Chad Chisholm of Clemson, SC, brother Robert Allen of Hickory, NC, sisters Imogene Erickson of Yazoo City, Frances Barbour of Yazoo City, Barbara Swayze of Benton, MS and Olivia Bowman of Bentonia, MS. He’s also survived by his two precious grandchildren (Gracie and Lucy Chisholm), who both were so special to him and whose photos he would share with anyone and everyone. Visitation will be this Tuesday, July 19th at 12:30pm. First Presbyterian Church 231 N. Washington St. Yazoo City, MS. Funeral will be at 2PM. Rev. Charles Wingard will officiate. He will be interred at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, next to his mother. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society and the National Autism Society of America. In lieu of condolences, please express your love to those around you. Cherish your family and friends. Call that friend you’ve been meaning to call. Go by that relative’s house that you haven’t seen in a while. David would want everyone to spread cheer and happiness, as he always did when he was around. The family would like to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support!


Ronald G. "Ronnie" Warren

Jul 15,2016

Ronald G. “Ronnie” Warren, 45 of Yazoo City died Tuesday July 12, 2016. He was a Senior Construction Operator for Atmos Energy. Survivors are his wife Pattie C. Warren, daughters; Melanie & Olivia Warren,son; Brayden Warren all of Yazoo City, & a sister; Rebecca L. Bricher of Prattville, AL. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents; Herman & Doris Warren, & a brother Kenny Wayne Warren. Visitation & services will at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation Thursday July 14 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. With services Friday July 15 at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Steven Carter will officiate.


Joy C. Cleveland

Jul 12,2016

Joy C. Cleveland, 77, of Bentonia died at her residence Friday July 8, 2016. A homemaker she was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband; Roy Lee Cleveland, daughters; Donna (Marty) Yardley of Whitehouse, TN, Kim Graves of Hendersonville, TN, & Allison White of Braxton, MS, sons; Glen Cleveland of Bentonia, Christopher Dunn & Jonathan Cleveland both of Canton, MS, brothers; Sydney Harber of Yazoo City, Ralmon “Boots” Harber of Benton, & Charles Harber of Benton, sisters; Minnie Fuller of Yazoo City, Eva Martin of Bentonia, & Margaret Bright of Yazoo City, grandchildren Cory Yardley, Morgan Yardley, Noah Cleveland, Caleb Cleveland, Brennon Cleveland, Bailee Graves, Jaiden Graves, Jacob White, Christopher White, & Brailen White. Services are Tuesday July 12 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. And services at 11:00 A.M. Rev Kerry Burrough will officiate.


Paul Gilbert Ferriss

Jul 06,2016

Paul Gilbert Ferriss, 89, of Bentonia, MS died July 2, 2016. He was born in Bentonia on January 12. 1927 to Ernest Marion Ferriss Ethel Elizabeth O'Neal. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Bonnie Woodruff Ferriss. Mr. Ferriss was retired from Mississippi Chemical Corporation and was a long time cattle farmer. He belonged to Bentonia Baptist Church. He is survived by his daughter; Paula (David) McInnis of Brandon, son; Robert Ferriss of Bentonia,grandsons; Al (Suzanne) Ferriss of Flora, Kyle Ferriss of Bentonia, Ryan McInnis of Brandon, one great grandson Cayden Ferriss, one sister Janie Adams of Coushatta, Louisiana, and one brother; Phil Ferriss of Jackson. Services were Wednesday July 6 at Bentonia Baptist Church, the family entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with arrangements.


Barbara B. Atkinson

Jul 05,2016

Barbara Braid Atkinson, 70, passed away on July 1 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Family and friends affectionately called her “Baba,” the nickname she acquired by virtue of becoming a grandmother. During her struggle with lung cancer, she demonstrated a level of grace, courage, and fortitude expected by all who knew her well and admired by those whom she met during the final leg of her journey. Born in Memphis, TN, Barbara moved with her parents to Yazoo City, MS, when she was five years old. She lived in Yazoo City for the rest of her life. She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Nicholl Braid, and her mother, Louise Greene Braid. She is survived by her husband, Buford Atkinson, Jr.; they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in mid-June. She is also survived by three sons: Ted Atkinson of West Point, MS; Bob Atkinson of Flora, MS (wife, Rebecca); and Jay Atkinson of Madison, MS (wife, Stacey). Barbara had five grandchildren, aka “Baba’s blessings”: Hap, Anna Lee, Harris, Jake, and Hallie. A few years ago, she welcomed a new “child” into the fold: Beamer, a loyal rescue dog and source of immeasurable joy for his pet parent. Barbara had a strong work ethic. She thrived while employed in the business office at Manchester Academy in Yazoo City. For more than thirty years, she formed meaningful relationships with students, parents, teachers, and administrators at the school. Being part of the Manchester family sustained Barbara in life, never more so than during her bout with cancer. She was honored to be inducted into the Manchester Academy Hall of Fame in the spring of 2016, and pleased to be able to express her appreciation in what she called “my first and last speech.” A member of First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City, Barbara was devout in her Christian faith. Scripture and the Upper Room daily devotional were part of her morning routine. She got spiritual nourishment from going to church and from the fellowship of her Sunday school class. Barbara was a graduate of Yazoo City High School, and she attended MSCW, where she was a member of Lockheart social club. She was a past president and member of Junior Auxiliary. A funeral service was held on July 5, 2016, at First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City, preceded by visitation at the church. A graveside service followed at Glenwood Cemetery. To honor Barbara’s life, please consider making a donation in her name to one of the following organizations: First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City (fumcyazoo.org), Manchester Academy (manchesteracademy.org), or Angel Flight South Central (angelflightsc.org). The family wishes to convey the gratitude Barbara expressed for the countless prayers, messages, and gifts she received during her illness. The pink wristbands stamped with “Battle for Baba” and “Win the Fight” worn by family and friends were emblematic of the love and support that she described as overwhelming—in the best possible way. Baba’s battle is over, her fight won with life eternal. Serices will be Tuesday Julu 5, 2016 at Yazoo City's First Methodist Church. Visitatio will Start at 10:00 A.M. with services at 11:00 A.M.. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev Bill Poole will officiate.


John D. "Buddy" Smith

Jun 27,2016

John D. “Buddy” SmithYazoo City, MSJohn D. “Buddy” Smith, 69, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Yazoo City. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Phyllis Smith; his daughter, Suzanne Deaton of Madison; his son, Shane Smith of Yazoo City; his granddaughter, Ana Deaton of Madison; his sisters, Mary Elizabeth Smith of Yazoo City and Elaine Glisson of Spartanburg, South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Edward Smith, and his sister, Mildred Ann Myers.Buddy, a lifelong Mississippian, was born to John S. and Mattie Belle Smith in Yazoo County on January 14, 1947, the youngest of five children. He received his A.A. from Holmes Community College, where he played basketball, and his B.S. in Physical Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. He began his career as the head basketball coach and social studies teacher for Bentonia High School, his alma mater. For part of that time, he also served as coordinator for the Yazoo Community Action Summer Youth Program and as the Drug Education Specialist for the Yazoo County School District. His basketball teams at Bentonia won the State Championship Title in 1982 and 1984. He later earned his M.Ed. in Education Administration from Mississippi College and then served as principal of Bentonia High School and Yazoo County High School for 12 years. After serving two years as Technology Director for the Yazoo County School District, he was elected Superintendent of Yazoo County, serving until his retirement in 2006. He returned briefly as Interim Superintendent for the year 2010. Buddy had an easy way with people and became a trusted friend to many. He will be remembered for a life of loving his family, cherishing his friends, and serving his community.A memorial service will be held at Parkview Church of God in Yazoo City at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27. A visitation will precede the service at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Buddy’s memory to Friends of Children’s Hospital (www.foch.org/give or 601-936-0034)


Pauline Duncan Jackson

Jun 20,2016

Pauline Jackson, 100, of Yazoo City, died on June 17, 2016 at her home surrounded by family. Funeral services are Monday, June 20, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Yazoo City with Rev. David Bryant and Rev. Lewis Kalil officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the services, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Mrs. Jackson was born April 12, 1916 in Ashland, MS to Jim and Mattie Duncan. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Yazoo City since 1950. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Mrs. Jackson was preceeded in death by her husband, Charles J. Jackson, Sr., her parents, and siblings. Survivors include her children, Joan Atkinson, Jean Thomason (Ralph), and Charles Jackson, Jr. (Elizabeth), fifteen grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Yazoo City.


Melvin Pettigrew Griffing, Jr.

Jun 11,2016

Melvin P. Griffing, 79, of Yazoo City died Wednesday June, 8, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center- Yazoo. He was retired from The Mississippi Department of Transportation where he worked in the lab and was a member of Benton United Methodist Church. Survivors are daughters; Judy Griffing of Yazoo City & Rebecca Rogers of Edwards, MS, brother; Frank Griffing of Brandon, MS, sisters; Barbara G. White of Benton, MS, Mary G. Ables of Clinton, MS, Betty Cargil of Bentonia, MS, Linda G. Bentley of Yazoo City, Lynn G. Montgomery of Ridgeland, MS, & Phyllis G. McDill of Sebastapool, MS, Judy's mother; Shirley Achord of Baton Rogue, special friend Rebecca Caffey of Eupora, MS & 1st cousin; Donna Sue Gainey of Minter City, MS. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; Melvin & Lottie Griffing , a brother; Jimmy Griffing, & companion; Katie Rich. Visitation will be Friday June 10 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Services are Saturday June 11 at 11:00 A.M. At Benton United Methodist Church with interment to follow in Dover Cemetery In Yazoo County. Pallbearers are Eugene White, Phillip Ables, Bobby Bentley, Chuck McDill, Max New, & Ronnie Hopson.


Sara Hines

Jun 11,2016

Sara Rainer Hines of Carter went home to be with the Lord June, 9, 2016. She lived a blessed life (by her own admittance) of 96 years filled with family and friends, both in abundance! Visitation will be Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.  Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Josh Martin, Rev. James D. Elkin and Rev. Bill Poole officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Mrs. Hines was born Feb. 28, 1920 in Yazoo City to the late Dr. and Mrs. James Thomas Rainer. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a BME in Music and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was a member of First United Methodist Church for 87 years where she was involved as a choir member, Sunday school teacher and in many other capacities.  She was the wife of Robert DeSha Hines for 59 years. They married February 11, 1945, the weekend Sha got a leave from the service. They lived and reared their family in Carter. She was a much beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She adored her family and devoted much time to making each one feel special. Sara was known as a fabulous cook, voracious reader, an avid fisherman and a dedicated gardener. She was the epitome of a classic Southern lady. Survivors include her daughters, Varner Stewart and Anne Sory of Ridgeland and Sara Jones (Bryan) of Cruger; two sons, Rob Hines (Brenda) and Thomas Hines of Ridgeland; 17 grandchildren, Brady Stewart (Kathryn), Sara Parks Stewart Martin (Josh), Susanna Stewart Levy (Mark), Byars Sory Martin (Stan), Sutton Sory Hibbert (Roger), Rainer Sory Sung (Alex), Alston Sory (Ashley), Sha Sory, B. Jones (Alyson), Jessie Jones Hornback (Joseph), Will Jones (Liza), Bob Hines (Carly), Peyton Hines (Brittany), Nettie Hines, Thomas Hines, Jr., Daniel Hines and James Hines; and 29 great-grandchildren. The family wishes to give special thanks to her devoted doctor, Mark Meeks, to her gracious caregivers, Janet Ritch and Pat McDonald for their countless hours of loving service and to the friends she made and the care she received at The Blake at Township. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 444, Yazoo City, MS 39194; Bethany Christian Services, 2624 Southerland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216; Friends of Children’s Hospital, 3900 Lakeland Drive, Suite 205, Flowood, MS 39232 or the charity of your choice. Serving as pallbearers are her grandsons.  Honorary pallbearers include her grandsons-in-law and Griffin Norquist Jr.  What can you say about such a wonderful lady? She was unique, sweet, smart, interesting and kind. What a joy she brought to so many as she gave us memories that will last a lifetime. 


Alfred Crocker

Jun 07,2016

Henry Whitfield Eggdorf “Alfred” Crocker, 90, of Wolf Lake died at his residence Sunday June 5, 2016. He was a catfish Farmer, U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II, a Mason, And a member of St John's United Methodist Church of Yazoo City. Survivors are his daughters; Pam Ainsworth Druey of Yazoo City, Kathy Crocker Boutwell of Natchez, and Helen Hye Crocker of Yazoo City,sister; Billie Jean Adcock of Magee, MS, 8 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday June 7 beginning at 1:00 P.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home followed by graveside services with Military Honors in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Rev Larry Haggard will officiate. Pall Bearers will be Charles J. Jackson, III, Arthur Ainsworth, Jr., Charles Everett Langdon, Tye Crocker Langdon, Barry Bruce Bridgers, & Jason Earl Mathis. Honorary Pallbearers are; Bobby Dubois, Andre Dubois, David Cummings, Lamar Doorman, Donnie Crocker, Jimmy Druey, Ronald Boutwell, Kelly Rhodes, Darell Mills, & Randall Harris.


Mary Margaret Buckley

Jun 07,2016

Mary Margaret Buckley, 88, of Yazoo City died Friday June 3, 2016 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was retired as Director of The Kindergarten at First Baptist Church where she was also a member. Survivors are her husband; Kenneth Buckley of Yazoo City, son; Kent Buckley of Brandon, MS, daughter; Joan Buckley Whitley of Jackson, MS. 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, & her brother; Carl H. Broomfield of Collins, MS Visitation will be Tuesday June 7 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home 10:00 – 11:30 A.M. Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M. At Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia, MS with Rev. Clint Ritchie officiating.


Virginia Sue Tatum

Jun 06,2016

Virginia Sue Tatum,92, went to be with her Lord on June 02,2016. Sue was born August 01 ,1923 in Newton , Ms. She grew up in Hickory, Ms. And lived in Yazoo City ,Ms. Most of her adult life. Sue was a graduate of Hickory High School and attended East Central Junior College in Decatur, Ms. Her Work history began at Key Field in Meridian, Ms. with the U.S. Military during World War II, later she worked for Farm Bureau Insurance in Jackson, MS. In 1949 she came to Yazoo City to work with Mississippi Chemical Corporation. She rose to become Corporate Secretary and retired in 1985. She was a lifetime Baptist and a member of First Baptist Church, Yazoo City for 67 years. She Taught Sunday School at The Oasis and loved the people she served there. Each week she devoted much time to The Christian Service Center. Through the years she has served on numerous Church Committees and sung with The Church Choir. Because of her love for missions, she devoted much time and energy to promoting and serving mission ministries through The Baptist Women’s Mission Union, holding local, state, and national leasership positions.. We will remember her joy for life, her sunny positive attitude, love of laughter and fun, and her service to her Lord, her family, and others. Sue loved and encouraged generations of people. All ages call her “friend”. She is survived by loving cousins and friends. Memorials may be made to Yazoo City First Baptist Church Mission Fund P.O. Box 780, Yazoo City, MS 39194. Services will be Monday June 6 at First Baptist Church with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. service. Interment will be at 3:00 P.M. in Hickory Cemetery, Hickory, MS.


V. O. Martin

May 30,2016

Vaiden (V.O.) Martin, 88, died May 27, 2016 in Vicksburg MS. He was born in Yazoo Co. to the late, V.C. and Lurline Martin. He is survived by his wife, Ada Lewis Martin; daughters, Pam (Joe) Powers of Hattiesburg MS; Deborah (Charlie) Whitefield of Lebanon TN; Judy (Victor) Mello of Dallas GA; and son, Vaiden L. Martin of Clinton MS ; three grandchildren, Frank Burrell of Co; Jessica Bibler of GA and Kelsey Whitefield of TN ; Six grandchildren, Alex, Peyton, Max, Cole, Adalyn, and Logan; and three great great grandchildren, Dawson; Oakley; and Lyric; Sister, Dot Aaron of Vicksburg and brothers L.H. Martin and Bill Martin of Yazoo Co. He was preceded in death by his grand-daughter, Jennifer Hillman; brothers Harold and Hugh Martin and a sister, Martha Mae Klaus. Vaiden was a long time member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp and went on to work for Miller Transporters Inc. where he retired after 38 years of service. Visitation will be Monday, May 30th, 9:30—11:00 and service immediately following at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with burial at Mt. Olivet cemetery.


Gwen Creel

May 22,2016

Our dear Mother, Gwendolyn “Gwen” Irwin Creel, 89, went home to be with the Lord on May 19, 2016. We celebrate her life and cherish the love she poured out on all of us. Because of her strong faith in God and countless prayers, she taught us all to love God, love family and others. Gwen was born on September 8, 1926, in Yazoo County. Gwen was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lamar Creel; grandson, Jeff Creel; sisters, Barbara Davis, Peggye Ferriss, Flo Ann Landrum; brother, Dave Irwin; and parents, Griffin and Effie Irwin. Gwen is survived by 4 sons, Richard Creel (Marilyn), Wayne Creel (Carrie), Gerald Creel (Tina), and Lanny Creel; 2 daughters, Rhonda Varner (Mike) and Amber Niven (Jackie); 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Pennye Scroggins and 3 brothers, Kerry “Bud” Irwin, Jerry Irwin and Rudy Irwin. Gwen was a member of Bentonia Baptist Church where she served for many years as a nursery worker, on the hostess committee and in Sunday School. Gwen was a wife, mother, homemaker, excellent cook, seamstress and avid gardener. Visitation will be held on May 21 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Services will be held at Bentonia Baptist Church on May 22 at 3:00 PM with visitation starting at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow the service at Dover Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are her grandsons: Nick Creel, Caleb Creel, Jarrad Creel, Jace Creel, Cullan Kight, Peyton Varner and Jeremy Niven. The family wishes to acknowledge with sincere appreciation the outpouring of love and support from family and friends, our church families, nurses and doctors at St. Dominic’s Hospital, and caregivers at Martha Coker Homes (Butler House) during her illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Bentonia Baptist Church, St. Jude’s or the charity of your choice.


Billy Manasco

May 16,2016

Billy Manasco, Jr, 58, of Yazoo City died Saturday May 14, 2016 at Oasis Health & Rehab Center. He was the owner & operator of Manasco’s Body Shop and a member of Satartia Baptist Church. Survivors are his son; Chris (Jade) Manasco of Yazoo City, grandaughtes; Nora Lynn Manasco, Isabella Manasco, & Knox Manasco, father Billy Manasco, Sr of Quitman, brothers; Gene Manasco & Donnie Manasco of Quitman, MS, and a sister Diane Saxton. Services will be Monday May 16 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will start at 9:00 A.M. until the 10:30 A.M. service. Burial will also be Monday at Desota Cemetery in Clark County, MS at 4:00 P.M.


Harris L. Eldridge

May 12,2016

Harris L. Eldridge, 82, of Scobey, MS was born in Yazoo County and died at the State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was a retired Sargent First Class with the U. S. Army serving in both Korea & Vietnam. Survivors are his wife Helen Eldridge, daughters; Gloria Eldridge Gower of Hot Spring, AR, & Bobbie Eldridge Haley of Ripley, OK, son; Harris L. Eldridge, Jr of Flora, MS, & Mike Siscil of Indiana,Step-daughters; Sherry Book of Flora, MS, Marina Book of Tillatoba, MS, Dianne Turner Nashville, Cindy Kinard of Biloxi, Diatra Davis of Bentonia, & Jennie Mullen of Grenada, MS, & grandson Cody Mullen. She was preceded in death by 2 daughters. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City Thursday May 12 visitation will be from 12:00- 2:00 P.M. with services at 2:oo P.M. followed by full military honors graveside in Bethlehem Caemetery in Yazoo County. Rev. Gil Powell will officiate.


C. A. Stephens

May 10,2016

Clarence A. “C.A.” Stephens, 93, of Bentonia died at his residence Sunday May 8, 2016. He was an oil field Pumper, a Baptist, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors are his daughters; Mary Parton Lee of Birmingham, Al, Martha Paxton Farrish of Yazoo City, & Stephanie Francine Searls of Tampa FL, son; Robert Michael Stephens of Yazoo City, 10 grandchildren, & 7 great grandchildren. “C. A.” was preceded in death by sons; Charles Andrew Stephens & Wayne Arlin Stephens. Graveside services with Military Honors will be Tuesday May 10 in Glenwood Cemetery.


Fowler, Jr Willis

May 07,2016

Willis Martin Fowler, Jr. (AKA Bill, Brother and Foo-Foo) Died at age of 76 on April 30, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson, MS. He was born April 16, 1940 and was a resident of Bentonia , Mississippi. Bill joined the U.S. Navy right out of High school and served twenty years. He enjoyed traveling around the world, while serving his country. Bill had a great love for all people and his country. He never met a stranger, he had a big heart and was always willing to give a helping hand to others. After retiring from U.S. Navy, Bill began working for General Dynamics where he was well known for his computer/electronic knowledge. Bill lived in several places, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, before returning to Yazoo County. He is preceded in death by wife Norma Joan Fowler, father Willis Martin Fowler, Sr. and mother Mary Inez Cedar, Fowler. He is survived by his step-daughter, Cynthia (Frank) Fuller. Sister Mary Belle Robertson (Ed) of Pulaski, MS. Brother Jerry Fowler (Margie) of Madison, Al. Brother Jesse Fowler (Donna) of Crestview, FL. A Military graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on May 7, 2016 in Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City, MS.


C. L. "Pete Warren

May 04,2016

C.L. "Pete" Warren, 82, passed away April 30, 2016 at his home. Visitation is Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, followed by a graveside service at Dover Cemetery at 2:00 pm, officiated by Reverend Caleb Clark. Mr. Warren was born July 17, 1933, in Yazoo County to William Martin and Nannie Carter Warren. He was self-employed at Warren Pallet Company. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Esther Hennis Warren, daughters Linda Chapman (Bob) of Madison and Lisa Rush (Pat) of Yazoo City; grandchildren Thomas Warren Rush, Elizabeth Rush Shipp (Thomas), Marisa Chapman Hardin (Kenny), Carlie Melissa Hennis Chapman, Alexandra Chapman Ramirez (Vincent); great grandchildren Casper Gable Ramirez, and Zachary Chapman Hardin. He is also survived by his sister, Earline Warren Howell and sisters-in-law, Alice Wade Warren, Mabel Hennis Strickland, as well as caregivers, LaNeita Gary and Jennifer Ketchum and numerous family and friends. Pallbearers are Pat Rush, Bob Chapman, Thomas Rush, Thomas Shipp, Kenny Hardin, and Vincent Ramirez. Honorary pallbearers are Walter Patterson and Billy Bradley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 526, Yazoo City, MS 39194


Richard Lamar Johnson

May 04,2016

Richard Lamar Johnson, 60 years of age, was born in Jackson, MS. He lived most of his life in Yazoo City for 30 years and has since lived in Ocean Springs since 2011. He is survived by his wife, Jena W. Johnson of Ocean Springs, their two sons Spencer Paul Johnson (Emily Keith) residing in Leland, MS, Richard Alexander Johnson(Alexandra Chancellor, fiancé) residing in Nashville, TN and a brother Donald A. Johnson of Missouri City, TX. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. John P. (Maideen) Pentecost and his father, Mr. Lamar Johnson of Clinton. Richard graduated from Mississippi State University in 1978 with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering with many distinguished honors, including Outstanding Engineer and was a member of Theta Tau Fraternity. He joined Mississippi Chemical in 1981 and continued a thirty-two year career in combination with the Plants in Yazoo City and with Mississippi Phosphates in Pascagoula, MS. Richard retired from Mississippi Phosphates early in August of 2013 to fight his long battle with cancer. During his career, he served on the Board of American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Richard was a member of the First Baptist Church of Yazoo City, MS and served as a Youth Director with the Trinity Episcopal Church of Yazoo City, MS as a young adult as well as served on the Vestry of the church. He was also a long time member of the Yazoo Lions Club. The family wants to extend its sincere appreciation to Dr. Brian Persing, Oncologist and Hospice of Light in Ocean Springs for their excellent medical care as well as the many family and friends who offered support along the way. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday May 3, 2016 as well as a visitation preceding the Funeral at 11a.m. on Wednesday May 4, 2016 located at Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


Katie Kates

May 01,2016

Katie Mae Kirk Kates, 90, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2016 after suffering a stroke. She was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi on February 19, 1926 to Bryan Kirk and Johnnie Boatright Kirk and was a long time member of Melrose Baptist Church at Myrleville. Living life to the fullest was Katie’s goal. She maintained her own household and cut her grass on the day before she fell ill. At her request, Katie’s 90th birthday was celebrated by her family with a crawfish boil which ended with her grandsons taking her mudding. Katie was preceeded in death by her parents, husband Robert Kates and son Mark Kates. Survivors include children: Bruce Kates (Carla) of Morgan City, LA, Kae Kates Covington of Braxton, MS, and Beth Kates of Bentonia, MS. She leaves 12 grandchildren: Austin Kates, Kaitlin Kates, Alexis Kates, Wesley Kates, Nick Kates (Tammy), David Fedrick (Connie), Aaron Fedrick (Michelle), Bryan Fedrick (Megan), Gabriel Lancaster, Joshua Jeter (Kristen), Kody Kates (Jessica), and Amy Lowyns (Bill). Katie also leaves 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Melrose Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 12:30 at the church.


Annie (Miss Ann) McKennon

Apr 28,2016

Annie L. (miss Ann) Mckennon, 92, of Demorest, GA formerly of Yazoo City died Sunday April 24, 2016. Born September 28, 1923 in Stratton, MS She was a longtime active member of Calvary Baptist Church, Yazoo City. She was the manager of The Cafeteria at Annie Ellis School and retired as a receptionist from The Mississippi Highway Department. She also volunteered her time with the residents of Marth Coker Convalescent Home. Survivors are her son Sidney W. & wife Mary Ann Ray of Demorest, GA, step daughter; Linda & husband Tony Bernamonti of Madison, MS, step son; Jimmy & wife Mignon McKennon of Brookhaven, MS, 6 grandchildren, & 7 great grandchildren also survive. Miss Ann was preceded in death by her parents; Jess & Ellen Taylor and her husbands C. W. Ray & L. C. McKennon. Visitation will be Thursday April 28 Beginning at 10:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home followed by services at 11:00 A.M with internment in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Caleb Clark officiating.


Albert Tait, Jr

Apr 25,2016

Funeral services will be held for Albert Edward Tait, Jr. at Hebron Baptist Church in the Phoenix Community in Yazoo County on Monday, April 25th. Visitation will be at 9:30am and service at 11:00am. He was 88 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert E. Tait Sr. and Viola (Cook) Tait, his two sisters, brother-in-law, and his son Richard E. Tait. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Tait and three children, Daryll Tait of Yazoo County, Tracey Tait of Vidalia, LA, Vicki (Tait) Teeter of Starkville, MS. He has 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, one whom is deceased. Mr. Tait retired from the R. G. LeTourneau Co. of Vicksburg. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Vicksburg, MS for over 33 years and also served as a deacon. Since 1998 he resided in the Phoenix Community of Yazoo Co., MS. He was a member and deacon of Hebron Baptist Church at the time of his death.


Charlie Wade Burns, JR

Apr 23,2016

Charlie Wade Burns, Sr., 85, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. He was born June 30, 1930, and lived most of his life in Benton, MS. Charlie retired from Mississippi Chemical Corporation in Yazoo City, where he worked for 40 years. A child of the Great Depression, his humble beginnings shaped his outlook on life and formed a work ethic that was unmatched. Those who knew Charlie know he never met a stranger and was truly a friend to all. He was full of life and personality, making a lasting impression on those with whom he came in contact. He was so proud of his family and over the years he logged countless hours at baseball, football, and soccer games, tennis matches, and dance recitals, supporting his grandchildren. He also liked to spend time at his farm in Benton or at the fitness center. Charlie was a faithful and committed member of Benton United Methodist Church where he served as a member of the choir. He married the love of his life, the late Mary Ann Johnston Burns, and they were married for 61 years. He is survived by his son Charlie Wade Burns, Jr., and his daughter, Angie Burns Morrison (Wayne); six grandchildren, Denny Perry (Shyla), Trey Burns (Cassie), Katie Morrison Boykin (Brett), Mary Hampton Nicholas (Jamey), William Burns Morrison, and Monica James Morrison; and two great-grandsons, Ethan Brock Burns and Chapman James Boykin. He is also survived by his sister Annette Burns Guion of Benton. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with the funeral at 11:00 a.m. Both visitation and funeral will be held at Benton United Methodist Church on 1348 Old Highway 16, Benton, MS with the Rev. Matt Hall and Rev. Andy May officiating. Interment will be at Benton Baptist Church Cemetery in Benton, MS. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations sent to the Benton United Methodist Church, Post Office Box 1, Benton, MS 39039.


James "Mike" Michael Hurt

Apr 17,2016

James Michael “Mike” Hurt, of Yazoo City, MS, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Mike was born February 19, 1971 in Starkville, MS to Dr. Verner and Norma Hurt. He was a graduate of Starkville High School and Mississippi State University with a degree in Agricultural Economics. Following his graduation he began his career with RNT (RichNTone) Calls and continued his career in the outdoor industry until the time of his death. Mike was a member of First Baptist Church, Yazoo City. Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents, James Verner and Eugenia Hurt; James Vernon and Christine Whitaker. Mike is survived by his wife, Whitney Wood Hurt, of Yazoo City, MS, and two sons, James Michael “Jay” Hurt Jr. and John David Hurt of Brandon, MS; his parents, Dr. Verner and Norma Hurt of Starkville MS; his father-in-law, Johnnie Wood and mother-in-law, Rebecca Wood, both of Wetumpka, AL; brother, Gene (TJ) Hurt of Vaiden MS; brother, John (Shari) Hurt of Yazoo City MS; sister, Susan Russell of Starkville MS; brother- in-law, Evin Wood of Wetumpka, AL. He is also survived by nephews, Jason (Jessica) Hurt of Cullman, AL, Joseph (Skye) Hurt of Millport, AL, Tyler Russell of New Orleans, LA and niece, Caitlin (Luke) Buckner of Starkville MS. He is also survived by 3 great nephews and 2 great nieces. A Scholarship Fund for Mike’s sons, Jay and John David, will be set up at a later date. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 16 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Yazoo City MS. Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Yazoo City. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Weoka, AL. Stricklin-King Funeral of Yazoo City MS is in charge of arrangements


James Flint Liddon, Jr

Apr 09,2016

James Flint Liddon, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Flint was born February 13, 1932, in Memphis, TN, to James Flint Liddon and Claudine Clark Liddon. Flint was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dr. Sim Clark Liddon. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joanne Miller Liddon, and his three children, Lane Johnson (Don), Clark Liddon (Angie), Garfield Liddon (Marcia), and his four grandchildren, Lauren Liddon, Emily Liddon, Matt Liddon, and Benjamin Liddon. Flint graduated from Yazoo City High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track. He was also class president several years. After high school, Flint graduated from Duke University in 1954, where he was commissioned as 2nd Lt. United States Air Force. He graduated from Navigator School and Ground Control Intercept School at Ellington Air Force in Houston, TX in 1955. At Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts, he flew EC121 as an Airborne Early Radar Controller. In 1956, he was a Ground Control Intercept Officer at Cape Charles, VA. He served 28 years in the Mississippi Air National Guard where he flew C-121, C-124 and C-130’s on domestic and overseas missions. He retired in 1982. Some of Flint’s favorite pastimes were traveling, canoeing the Buffalo River, watching Duke Basketball and following local sports. He could be caught at anytime sporting around town in his jeep. He was a Regional Sales Manager for McBee Systems for 35+ years. Flint was a life-long member of Trinity Episcopal Church where he served as a Senior Warden on 2 occasions. Funeral arrangements are Saturday, April 9, 2016. Visitation is from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm with funeral services following at 2:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church Funeral arrangements are being provided by Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Trinity Episcopal Church.


Mark James Johnson

Apr 05,2016

Mark James Johnson, 26, of Jackson, died Friday April 1, 2016 at The North Willow Care Apartments in Jackson. He was of