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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 The Church of God faith. Survivors are his parents; Jeff & Theresa Johnson of Olive Branch, MS, brother; David Johnson of Olive Branch, & Paternal Grand Mother Rita Johnson Coleman of Yazoo City. Memorial services are Tuesday April 5 at 2:30 P.M.at The Church of God of Prophecy on Graball Freerun Road in Yazoo City, visitation will be at the church from 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. Rev. Matt Clark will officiate.


J. C. Oliver

Mar 31,2016

J. C. Oliver, 93, of Yazoo City died at The Baptist Medical Center Yazoo Tuesday March 29, 2016. He was retired from Amco Manufacturing and of The Jehovah Witness Faith. Survivors are his nephew Charles Jones of Yazoo City and friend Larry Haralson of Yazoo City. Visitation will be Thursday March 31 T The Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall on top of Broadway at 11:30 A.M. Followed by Services at 12:00 Noon. Russ Carter will officiate. Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery on Dover Road in Yazoo County.


George Allen Hilt

Mar 29,2016

George Allen Hilt, 65, of Yazoo City died at his residence Friday March 25, 2016. He was a retired Chemical Engineer in The R & D Department of Mississippi Chemical Corp. Survivors are his sisters; Alberta Jean Hilt of Columbus, OH, Mary Holly of Columbus, OH, & Margaret Ann Hilt of Dayton, OH, & brother Thomas Roy Hilt of Columbus, OH. George was preceded in death by his parents; Albert & Ruby Hilt & a brother; William E, Hilt. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 29, 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Internment will be in Harmon Cemetery in Pike County, Ohio


Tommie Martin

Mar 29,2016

Tommie Martin, 74, of Yazoo City died at his residence, Saturday March 26, 2016. A retired Truck Driver with Ayers Delta Implement of Yazoo City, He was a member of Short Creek Baptist Church. Survivors are his sons; Art (Clara) Martin of Beaumont, TX, Steven (Diane) Martin of Yazoo City, & Jeffery "Bubba" Martin of Yazoo City, daughter; Sandra (Mike) Golden of Foreman, AR, grandsons; Jeremy (Stephanie) Martin, Thomas Brent Martin, Bodie Shaw Martin, all of Yazoo City, great grandchildren; Alexander Martin of Yazoo City,Tyler Martin of Yazoo City, & Ashton Martin of Bentonia, brother; Charles Martin of Prentiss, MS,sisters; Faye Butler of Alabama, Charlene McCarthy of Yazoo City & Ivey Owens of Jackson, MS. Services will be at Short Creek Baptist Church Tuesday March 29, with visitation beginning at 11:00 A.M. until the 1:00 P.M. service with Rev. Bill Hutto officiating. Pallbearers are; Timmy Ketchum, Donnie McCarthy, Jeremy Martin, Thomas Martin, Alexander Martin, & Alex Martin.


Aden Victor Pharr, Jr.

Mar 26,2016

Aden Victor Pharr, Jr.,75, of Benton died Thursday, March 24, 2016 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was a member of the Yazoo CIty pentacostal Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors are his sisters; Gencie Elizabeth Hasty & Mary Frances King both of Benton, nemerous nieces & nephews. Victor was preceeded in death by his parents; Aden Victor & Mollie Elizabeth Pharr, Sr. and brother Tommy Edwards Pharr. Graveside services are Saturday March 26 in Thr Phsrr Family Cemetery on Stubblefield Road in Yazoo County with Rev. Ben Hasty officiating.


Kenneth M. Glass, Sr

Mar 25,2016

Kenneth M. Glass, Sr, 84, of Yazoo City died at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, He was a Mississippi Forester, a veteran of The U. S. Marines, and a member of Eden Baptist Church. Survivors are; his daughters; Mary Graham of Bowling Green, NC, & Lisa D. Sullivan of Yazoo City, son; Kenneth Glass, Jr. of Greenville, MS, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren & sister; Maxine Stevens of Yazoo City. Memorial services will be Friday March 25 at Eden Baptist Church at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Gary Henderson will officiate.


E. L. Hearst

Mar 25,2016

Ezra Leroy (E.L.) Hearst, age 101, passed away on March 22, 2016, at the Martha Coker Convalescent Home in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he had resided for the past three years . Visitation will be held on March 25, 2016, at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, with the service to follow at 1:00 pm. The Reverend Ken Anderson will preside. Burial will follow in the Black Jack Baptist Church Cemetery, Linwood, Mississippi. E.L. was born on December 2, 1914, in Attala County, Mississippi, and was one of nine children born to John Wesley and Nora McDaniel Hearst. He was a member of the Black Jack Baptist Church and was a retired cattleman and farmer. After retirement he continued with his passion of tilling the soil by gardening and working in his flower beds. E.L. also had a passion for hunting, fishing and sitting on his front porch sharing tales and laughs with Bob Harris and all of his many friends and neighbors. No one ever left without also sharing coffee and cake. E. L. was preceded in death by his loving wife of sixty-four years, Connie Netherland Hearst, and his son-in-law, James I. (Jim) Mood. He is survived by his four children, Melba H. Mood, Gatha L. Hearst (Carolyn), Edna H. Rogers, and Rita H. Middleton (Carl); his four grandchildren, James T. (Tim) Mood (Lynn), Christopher I. Mood (Amy), Laurie H. Mosby (Will), and Jennifer Lynn Middleton; and two great-grandchildren, James Tanner Mood and Marlee Jean Mood. Our family would like to thank all of the caregivers and the staff of Martha Coker Convalescent Home for their kindness and compassionate care of our father.


Doris Irene Tyson

Mar 24,2016

Doris Irene Tyson, 73 of Yazoo City died Monday March 21, 2016 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was a Registered Nurse and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors are her daughter; Patricia Tyson (Don) Foster of Yazoo City, son Thomas H. (Amanda) Tyson, Jr of Sikeston, MO, sister; Wilma Pickett of Brandon, MS, brother; Clifford Blakemore of Baton Rouge, LA, & 4 grandchildren. Services will be Thursday March 24 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation 12:30 - 2:00 P.M. and the services at 2:00 P.M.


Wesley Leo Anderson

Mar 22,2016

Wesley "Leo"Anderson, 86, of Yazoo City died at his residence on Sunday March 20, 2016. A Butcher, he was a Veteran of The U. S. Air Force, and a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors are his wife; Wylodine Callihan Anderson, sisters; Betty McMaster of Biloxi, MS, Mary Stevens of Yazoo City, Bonnie Brooks of Madison, MS. Visitation will be Tuesday March 22, 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.at Stricklin-King Funeral Home followed by graverside services in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Pallbearers are; Ray Walker,Mike Walker, Michael Mosley, Roger Carpenter, Jeff Carpenter, & Sammy Carpenter


Dorothy M "Dottie" Creel

Mar 14,2016

Dorothy MacRonald (Dottie) Creel Dottie Creel went to be with the Lord, March 12, 2016, from a lengthy battle of Lewy Body disease. Visitation will be at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Yazoo City Monday from 2:00 to 4:00. Funeral services will be held at the church at 4:00. Burial will follow at Scotland Baptist Church cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is in charge of the services. Dottie was born on December 27, 1925, in Brooklyn, New York to Charles and Florence Bell MacRonald. She graduated from Malverne High School in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York. She was active in basketball, volleyball, softball and field hockey. At an early age, she learned responsibility by working and caring for her invalid mother while her father served in World War II. She married William (Gene) Creel on June 14, 1952, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Sea Cliff, Long Island. She later accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was a member of Hillcrest. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 63 years Gene Creel, her son Billy (Joan) Creel of Cartersville, Georgia and a daughter, Linda (Tim) Saxton of Bentonia. She is survived by 2 grandsons Steve (Christy) Creel of Chattanoga, Tennessee and Brian (Amanda) Creel of Cartersville, Georgia. One grand-daughter, Amy (Hugh) Biles of Cleveland, Mississippi great-grandsons Brody Biles, Brayden Creel and Jacob Creel. Also her extended family George and Buffy Jennings, Saxton and Tanner Graves of Yazoo City, John and Pami and Ally Powell Howarth of Cleveland,Ms.


George v. Ward, Jr

Mar 13,2016

Born in Farehope, AL on December 11, 1935 to George V. Ward and Virla Guess Ward. He graduated High School from UMS in Mobile, AL, winning many awards as an outstanding football player. Graduated Pearl River Junior College where he played football on the National Football team and later served serval years on the Board of Alumni. Mr. Ward finished his football career at Mississippi College and graduated in 1960. While at MC, he met Peggy Wilkinson Ward. They were married and have been together 57 wonderful years. Mr. Ward was an outstanding salesman, winning many awards with Southern Bags Corp., Dierks Corp. and Weyerhauser Corp. He loved people, doted on his family and will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He is survived by his wife Peggy Wilkinson Ward, daughter Julia Murphy (Jerry) and their children, Amanda Jarvis, Zachary McCombs, Victoria Shinstock and Gloria Murphy; daughter Leigh Anne Parker (Bo) and their children Asa, Lailei and Corban; brother Steve Ward and sister Bernice Cazalas and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements are Sunday, March 13, 2016 at First Baptist Church Clinton in the chapel with visitation at 1:00 p.m. and the service at 2:00 p.m. The graveside service will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, Mississippi at 4:30 p.m.


Billy L. New

Mar 11,2016

Billy L. New, 83, of Florence, formerly of Bentonia died Sunday March 6, 2016 at The G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. He was a retired Overseer of a Game Reserve, a U. S. Air Force Veteran of The Korean War, and a member of Ogden Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife; Elvie Davis New, daughters; Gail (Thomas) Dahlman of Florence, MS, & Diane (Robert) Schoebel of Ridgeland, MS, grandchildren, Stepanie Corbitt, Kristene Ellis, Jared Moffat, & John Edward Ellis, III, great grandchildren Zachary Corbitt, & Lexy Corbitt. Billy was preceded in death by his daughter; Cynthia Sheppard. Services are Friday March 11 at Ogden Baptist Church on highway 433 West with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. until the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. interment will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Paul Stupka will officiate. Pallbearers are; Geep Clapper, John Edward Ellis, III, Richard Corbitt, Jared Moffat, Edward Davis, & Bruce Davis. Honorary pallbearers are; Robert Schoebel & Thomas Dahlman.


Edna E. Crutcher

Feb 27,2016

Edna E. Crutcher,96, of Richland formerly of Yazoo City died Thursday February 25, 2016, at Plainview Assisted Living Facility. She was of the Baptist Faith and had worked as a Retail Clerk at Gibson in Yazoo City. Survivors are her daughter; Pat Crotwell of Richland, granddaughter; Crystal Campbell of Richland, sister; Mary Berry of Richland, & Betty Ables of Isola, & niece Lois Primm of Forest. Services will be Saturday February 27 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. until the funeral service at 12:00 P.M. with Layman Glen Hill officiating. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Arthur J. Pickett

Feb 26,2016

Arthur J. Pickett, 78, of Clinton formerly of Yazoo City, died at his residence Wednesday February 24, 2016. a U.S. Army Veteran, a retired electrician, and a Baptist. Survivors are his daughter; Elizabeth burleson of Clinton & 3 grandchildren. Memorial services will be Friday February 26 at 10:00 A.M. at Stricklin-KIng Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Squivner.


Beatrice Green

Feb 24,2016

Beatrice Green, 91, of Yazoo City died at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center Yazoo on Sunday, February 21, 2016. A homemaker she was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughters; Shirley Horton of Brandon, MS, Joyce Rist of Yazoo City, Brenda Flanagan of Clinton, MS, & Lisa Peeples of Yazoo City, 10 grandchildren and 11 geat grandchildren., brothers; Huey Bates of Hufflin, LA. Ervie Gene Bates of Ringgold, LA, Rev. Billy Bates of Texas, & sisters; Mattie Lou Thomas of Ringgold, LA, Maxine Ursell of Florida, Annie Lee Hanks of Rayne, LA, Burl Young of Ringgold, LA & Lois McKenze, of Baton Rouge. Services will be Wednesday, February 24 at Center Ridge Baptist Church with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. until the 2:30 P.M. funeral service, internment will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Jim Flanagan & Rev. Daryl Oster will officiate. Pallbearers are Steven Peeples, Wes Horton, Hunter Williams, Chase Head, Matt Flanagan, & Brian Keen.


Gus Ruschewski

Feb 24,2016

Gustave E. "Gus" Ruschewski, 80, of Yazoo City died Monday February 22, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson. A U S. Air Force Veteran he was a Yazoo City Businessman & member of Benton United Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife Bonnie Ellis Ruschewski, daughter; Sandra (Greg) Ragland of Yazoo City, sons; Bruce (Wo Wo) Ruschewski of Benton, MS, & Bret Ruschewski of Yazoo City, & 6 grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday February 24 at Stricklin-KIng Funeral Home Chapel with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. funeral service. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Matt Hall & Rev. Chandler Ragland will officiate. Pallbearers are; Bennett Ruschewski, Bruce Ellis Ruschewski, B. J. Ruschewski, Rush Ragland, Wiley Barbour, & James Robinson


Orrin Hays Swayze

Feb 22,2016

Orrin Hays Swayze was born on October 26, 1929, in the old King Daughter's Hospital in Yazoo City, MS to Dr. O.H. Swayze and Allie Murphy Swayze. He accepted Jesus as his personal savior in 1980. He was a long-time resident of the Midway Community in Yazoo County. Although he never married, God blessed him with a special family who are Roger and Sheila Richardson and their two sons, Roger Richardson, Jr. (Samantha) and Cody Richardsonand one great -granddaughter, Ryleigh Hayes Richardson. He was Pappaw to the boys and loved them very much. They were a great and special part of his life. He retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation in the Testing Department after 30 years of service. He was a long timer member and deacon of Harland Creek Baptist Church in Coxburg, MS. He had a heart for foreign missions and made many trips to Bolivia in South America. He loved the Bolivian people, but had a special love for the Guarayo Indians. He leaves several cousins and many freinds. Reverend Gene Richardson will conduct the service at Harland Creek Baptist Church Monday, February 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and burial at Midway Methodist Church.Visitation will be from 12-2 before the funeral service. Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City will handle the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to foreign missions.


Tennie Pauline Hester

Feb 20,2016

Tennie Pauline Hester, 85, of Yazoo City died Thursday February 18, 2016 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. Retired as a Clerk with South Central Bell she was a Communicate of ST Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors are her daughter Tina (Carl Hicks) Stephenson of Yazoo City, grandsons; Brian (Elizabeth) Stephenson of Birmingham, AL Joseph Stephenson of Houston, TX, & David Stephenson of Jackson, MS granddaughter; Claire Stephenson (Judd) Jackson of Crystal Springs, MS, great grandchildren; Avery, Brendon & Peyton Thrasher and their parents Stacey & Adam Thrasher all of Yazoo City, & Amelia Bailey and her parents Maggie & Grady Bailey of Jackson, MS brother; George (Helen) Nicholas of Yazoo City & numerous nieces & nephews. Services will be Saturday February 20 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with internment to follow in Glenwood Cemetery. There is no visitation.


Rolene Renicker LaRose

Feb 18,2016

Rolene Renicker LaRose, 70, of Jackson, MS passed away Monday Feruary 15, 2016 at her residence. She was a native of Yazoo County, she retired as head of Public Relations for LeFleur Transportation, and of the Baptist faith. Survivors are her sons; James Brian (Gwen) LaRose of Madison & Gary W. LaRose, Jr of Jackson, MS, brother; James Renicker of Bentonia, sisters; Kay Perry of Bentonia & Amanda Sullivan of Ridgeland, MS, grandchildren; Chloe Love, Lawson LaRose, & Addie LaRose. She was preceded in death by her brother; Ronnie Renicker, parents; James & Camille Renicker, & nephew Spencer Perry. Graveside services will be Thursday February 18 at 11:00 A.M. in Mt Olivet Cemetery on Highway 433 West in Yazoo County with Rev. Trent Sligh officiating.


David Eugene Rogers

Feb 14,2016

David Eugene Rogers, 72, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Sunday February 7, 2016. He was a Pipeline Mechanic and a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Survivors are his daughter; Lisa Dawn Rogers, granddaughter; Joliette Pugh both of Yazoo City, sisters; Glenda Rocca of California, Mary fay Ellis of Raymond, MS, Charlene Rogers of Florida, Emily Carter of Richland, MS, & Joyce Gary of Vicksburg, & brother Harold Clay of North Carlonia. Memorial services will be Sunday February 14 at 12:00 P.M. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Laurie Cummings officating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.


Rita Kaye Mathes

Feb 14,2016

Rita Kaye Mathes, 49, of Vicksburg passed away Saturday February 13, 2016 at Specialty Select Hospital in Jackson. She was a member of Warrington Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughter Candance (Hamp) Myles of Winona, MS, sisters; Freda (Alexis) Arender of Yazoo City, Penny (Jerry) Tompkins of Williamston, NC, & Wanda Wigley of Vicksburg, brother W. D. "Dub" (Kimberly) Wigley of Chesterton, IN, Nieces; Alisha arender(Wesley) Halford of Ackerman, MS, Amber Arender (Garrett) Case of Wesson, MS, Madyson Wigley, of Chesterton, IN, & Holly (Jonathan) of Vicksburg, Nephew; Matthew (Rachel) Tompkins of Avon, IN, & Maternal Grandmother Mildred & Bill Winstead of Lexington, MS. Services are Sunday February 14 at Coxburg United Methodist Church in Holmes County. Visitation will be 12:30 until the 2:00 P.M. service with internment in the church cemetery. Rev. Marvin Curtis & Rev. Glen Allen will officiate. Pallbearers are; Jerry Tompkins, Alexis Arender, Matthew Tompkins, Kyle Bullard, Wade Myles, & Johnny Hightower. Honarary pallnearers are; Wesley Halford, Garrett & Jonathan Curtis


James A. Gordon

Feb 11,2016

James A. Gordon, 89, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Thursday February 11, 2016 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with services to follow at 11:00 A.M.. Internment will be at Glenwood Cemetery with a private family service. Mr. Gordon was a member of First Baptist Church of Yazoo City. He was retired from Mississippi Chemical Corporation. Survivors include his wife of 59 years Jane C. Gordon, son; Ronnie A. (Gail) Gordon of La Place, LA,daughter Robbin McGaha of Madison, MS, two grandsons; Scott (Ann) Gordon and Paxton (Nicole) McGaha, and three great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, The Alzheimer's Association, or charity of your choice.


Ewell Bernard Porter

Feb 08,2016

Ewell Bernard Porter, 68, of Yazoo City pased away Friday February 5, 2016 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. A salesman for Holsum Bread Co. he was a faithful member of Parkview Church of God, where he served as Sunday School Teacher & Usher. Survivors are his wife Mary Porter, daughters; Sharon (Jimmy) Druey & Tammie (Bill) Bunch all of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Mary Michael Druey, Katie Druey, Selah Druey, Ashton Druey, Macey Druey, Gabriel & Brian Gary, Julia Bunch, John Paul Bunch, Samuel Bunch, & Micah Bunch, great grandchild Andrew Gary, sisters; Helen Nichols of Yazoo City, Hilda Shoemake of Byram, MS, Faye Steed of Hollandale, MS, Billie Saxton of Benton, MS, Berney Davis of Yazoo City, & Linda Carrier of Whitchita, KS, brothers; Don Porter of California, & Glenn Porter of Yazoo City. Visitation & services will be at Parkview Church of God with visitation Sunday February 7 5:00 -7:00 P.M. & services Monsay February 8 at 10:00 A.M. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.


Earnest Sadler Hilderbrand

Feb 08,2016

Earnest Sadler Hilderbrand, 80, of Bentonia, passed away Saturday February 6, 2016 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. He was retired from Cooper Lighting as a set up man, and a plant operator for Caulkin Water District, he was a member of Hebron Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 27 years.. Survivors are his wife of 38 years; Sandra Fram Hilderbrand, daughters; Darlene (Reed) Birdsong of Vicksburg, Jamie (Charles) Ross of Vicksburg, Georgia (Edward) Mathas of Vicksburg, Mary (Steve) Mann of Alexander City, AL, & Charla Rivers of Alexander, AL. sons; John (Nicole) Hilderbrand of Vicksburg, & Earnest Hilderbrand, Jr of Bentonia, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, brother; Marty Hilderbrand of Bentonia, & sisters; Alice Dillon of Bentonia, Helen Fuller of Gautier, MS, & Jamie Bray of Brandon, MS. Services are at Hebron Baptist Church Monday February 8 with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. until services at 3:00 P.M., internment will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Scott Soanes will officiate.


Bobbye Faye Dillard

Feb 06,2016

Bobbye Faye Dillard, 79, of Bentonia passed away at her residence Thursday February 4, 2016. A member of Hebron Baptist Church she was a homemaker. Survivors are her daughter; Sharon Martin of Brandon, MS, & Brenda Dillard of Bentonia, son; Robert Dillard of Brandon, MS, 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, sisters; Audrey Jones of Jackson, MS, Peggy Eakin of Madison, MS, Janie Tumlin of Bentonia, Margaret Kelly of Learned, MS, & Linda McGraw of Bentonia, & brother; Rufus Redditt of Florence, MS. Mrs. Dillard was preceded in death by her husband; George Dillard, & great grandchild Daniel Sims. Graveside services are Saturday January 6 at the Dillard Family Cemetery on Cox Ferry Road in Yazoo County at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Darby Combs officiating. Pallbearers are Brent Sims, Dwight McDougal, Jr., Jimmy Sheppard, Jr, James Eakin, Jr., Tim Sheppard, & Benjiman Redditt.


Lena Mae Sims

Feb 05,2016

Lena Mae Sims, 89, of Pearl, MS, formerly of Yazoo City, MS, passed away at her daughter's residence in Pearl on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. She worked for two drug stores, the Rexall Drug Store and Essco Drugs during her 54 year career. She was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors are: daughter, Carolyn (George) Hankins of Pearl, granddaughters; Mae Hankins of Pearl, MS & Kerstii Sims (Brandon) Groce of Biloxi, MS, grandsons; Calvin "Trey" (Jennifer) Sims, III of Brandon, MS, & Jonathan August Sims of Glen Allen, MS, greatgrandchildren, Alayna Sims, Maci Sims, & Micah Groce. Mrs. Lena was preceded in death by her husband; Calvin Sims, Sr. & son, Calvin Sims, Jr. Services will be Friday February 5 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.followed by the service at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Caleb Clark will officiate. Pallbearers are: Ken Allison, Ed Wilkes, Brandon Groce, Trey Sims, Jonathan Sims, & Ricky Shivers


Janice Rae Duchesne

Feb 04,2016

Janice Rae Duchesne, 64, of bentonia passed awa Saturday January 30 at Baptist Medical Center Yazoo. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors are her son; Wes (Melissa) Duchesne of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Wes, Jr, Brittany (Fiancee' Trey Winstead), Brandon, Sommer, & Hunter, great grandchild, Alyssa Winstead, and sister Cathy Jones of Yazoo City. She was preceded in death by her husband; Roderick Duchesne, son; Ryan Duchesne, an her parents; Ray & Emogene Green Jones. Visitation will be Wednesday February 3 at Stricklin-KIng Funeral Home 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. with services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday February 4 at Stricklin-KIng Funeral Home Chapel Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Norris Ables will officiate.


Lorena Larsen

Feb 02,2016

Lorena Larsen, 77, of Madison passed away Saturday January 30, 2016 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was employed by Jackson Eye Institue and retired Bookkepper for the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Survivors are her daughter; Kim Williams of Madison, MS, 2 grandchildren; Daniell & Dylan Williams, brothers; Billy (Beth) Broocks of Canton, MS, Tommy (Sheila) Broocks of Brandon, MS, Henry ( Donna) Castle of Seattle, WA, and Paul (Bonnie) Robinette of Satartia, MS. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Tuesday February 2 with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. service. Rev. Donnie South will officiate.


Donald "Don" Albert McGraw

Feb 01,2016

Donald Albert McGraw, 82, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Merit Health in Brandon, Miss., following a lengthy illness. Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City followed by funeral services officiated by Doug Payne. Burial will follow at Dover Road Cemetery. Mr. McGraw was born Oct. 11, 1933, in Brandon, to Lurlene Grantham and Albert Victor McGraw. He was retired from Mississippi Chemical Corporation and Riverview Marketing, Inc. Among his many affiliations, Mr. McGraw was a United States Army Veteran as well as a graduate of the University of Mississippi. He was past president of the Yazoo City Touchdown Club and Dixie Youth Baseball Programs. He was a past chairman of the University of Mississippi Admissions committee; a former member of the University of Mississippi Alumni Board of Directors; a former member of the Board of Directors of Investat Corporation, and Senior Vice President of Sales and Distribution at MCC prior to his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lurlene and Albert Victor McGraw, and great granddaughter, Barrie Lane McGraw. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia S. McGraw of Benton; his sons Donald A. McGraw Jr. (Debbye) of Canton, Barry Lewis McGraw of Yazoo City, and Rob McGraw of Franklin, Tenn.; one sister, Judy Bein (Larry) of Opelika, Ala.; one brother, Steve McGraw (Shirley) of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Spencer McGraw (Lacey) of Canton, Kristy McGraw and Trenton Lewis McGraw, both of Yazoo City, and Megan McGraw and Mason McGraw, both of Meridian; three great-grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Christy Grayson Barrett (Gene) of Baton Rouge, La, and two step-grandsons, John Grayson Barrett and Jacob Scott Barrett, both of Baton Rouge, La. Pallbearers are Tanner Evilsizer, Spencer McGraw, Bill Meeks, Michael Peyton, Michael Bates and Carl Stokes. Honorary pallbearers include Jim Gambrell, Jim Pierce, Norman Damiens, Harold Perry, John Copeland, Jack Varner, Rex Brown and Dave Arnold. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 196 Charmant Dr., Suite 4, Ridgeland, MS, 39157 or a charity of choice.


Betty Hawkins Childress

Feb 01,2016

Betty Hawkins Childress, 80, of Yazoo City passed away Friday January 29 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Betty was a sales associate for K-Mart and a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors are her son; Kenny Childress of Yazoo City,daughter; Lisa (Bob) Paul of Yazoo City, grandchil;dren; Bryan Childress,Christy Childress, Jay Paul & Brittany Thomas, great grandchildren; Kaitlin Childress,Logan Paul Luke Paul & Preston Childress, brother; Johnny Hawkins of Belzoni,sisters; Jo Ann Walker of Byram. MS, & Mary Jane Blakely of Belzoni, MS. She was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow "Sonny" Childress; parents; Greely brooks Hawkins & Belyer Hawkins, sisters; Nella Fay Estes, Peggy Fulton, & Melba Plemmons, brothers; Gray, Jerry, Wade, Jerry, & Glen Hawkins Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Monday February1 beging at 12:00 P.M. until the service at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Mathenia Cemetery in Humphreys County. Rev Ken Lynch will officiate. Pallbearers are Bobby Hawkins, Jerry Hawkins, Jr., John Fulton, Andy Fulton, Kent Walker, Jr., & Terry Rutherford. Honorary Pallbearers are; Jay Paul, Allen Thomas, Richard Estes, Jr., & Sammy McCauley


Annie Cleo Jennings

Jan 27,2016

Annie Cleo Jennings, 86, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday January 24, 2016 at St Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was a packer/shipper at E & W Manufacturing Co. and a member of Delta Baptist Church. Survivors are are her daughters; Mary Teresa ( Milton) Richardsonof Yazoo City, Linda Jennings (late Frank) Edwards of Yazoo City, Nancy Jennings Cockrell (Bobby) Lavergne of Pearl, MS, Jan Jennings (Lex) Wimberly of Brandon, MS, son; Richard Clifton (Peggy) Jennings of Yazoo City, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, sister; Pat Alderman Watson of Mobile, AL, sister-in-law Eloise Moore Alderman, of Lexington, MS, brother-in-law Lamar Jenkins of Yazoo City. Services will be at Stricklin-king Funeral Home with visitation Tuesday January 26 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. and Wednesday January 27 9:00 A.M. until the funeral service at 10:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Luke Edwards, Rev. Josh Jennings, & Rev. Trent Sligh will officiate. Pallbearers are; Lonny Edwards, Larry Edwards, Joshua Jennings, Jason Griffin, Curtis Ray, & Rick Norman.


Charles Everett Bradshaw, Sr.

Jan 22,2016

Charles Everett Bradshaw, Sr., 70, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Tuesday January 19, 2016. Charlie was a welder & auto mechanic, and a member of Satartia First Baptist Church. Survivors are his sons; Charles E. Bradshaw, Jr, Rodney Alvin Bradshaw, Brady "Peck" Bradshaw, daughters; Kimberly Coghlan, Zella Melissa Alderman, Angela Page Warren, Chastity Andy Whitaker, 25 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, brother; Jackie Bradshaw, Sr. all of Yazoo City & sister Chesley Ann Lungrin of Bentonia. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; Lawrence Edward & Zella Mae Powell Bradshaw, granddaughter; Samatha Paige Warren & grandson; Christopher S. Warren. Services will be Friday January 22 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation starting at 12:00 unti the 2:00 P.M. service. Rev. Steven Howell will officiate. Internment will follow in Concord Cemetery.


Doris Jane "Dot" Manor

Jan 20,2016

Doris Jane "Dot" Manor, 69, of Bentonia passed away Saturday January 16, 2016 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackaon. She was retired from Regions Bank as a teller and was a member of Bentonia United Methodist Church. Survivors are her son; Powell (Lesley) Saxton of Bentonia, 4 grandchildren,and sister Patricia (Smith) Taylor of Yazoo City. Dot was preceded in death by her parents; Joe Powell & Margaret Ashley Manor, sister; Elizabeth Ann Carter & brother Joe Powell. Visitation will be Turesday January 19 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home 5:00 -7:00 P.M. with services Wednesday January 20 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with internment to follow in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Paul Carter, Scott Clark, Michael Clark, Shannon Clark, & Eric Snow


Franklin Lavon Edwards

Jan 20,2016

Franklin Lavon Edwards,69 of Yazoo City passed away Monday January 18, 2016. A Machinist Lavon was a member of Delta Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife; Linda Edwards, daughter; Lori (Jason) Griffin of Yazoo City, sons; Luke (Natalie) Edwards, Larry (Belinda) Edwards,both of Yazoo City, Lanny (Amy) Edwards of Brandon, MS, 9 grandchildren, sister; Joyce (Randy) Jones of Wynn, AR, Betty (James) Baler fo Canton, MS, Lucy ( Bill) Mitchell of Ridgeland, MS and a brother Glen Edwards of Flora, MS. Visitation will be Wednesday January 20 at Ebernezer Baptist Church beginning at 9:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. at the church with internment in the church cemetery. Rev. Richard Jennings & Rev. Luke Edwards will officiate. Pallbearers are Luke Edwards, Larry Edwards, Lonny Edwards, Jason Griffin, Mark Whitworth, & Phillip Whitworth In Lieu of flowers the family request memorials to; The Gideons International, Yazoo- Humphreys Camp, P.O. Box 1111, Yazoo City, MS 39194


Leah Carmen Langley

Jan 18,2016

Leah Carmen Langley,41, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday January 14, 2016 at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Leah was a member of First Baptist Church. Surviors are her parents; Mike & Pat Langley and her brother; Michael & his wife Claire Langley of Jackson, MS. Serices will be Monday January 18 at Yazoo City's First Baptist Church, with visitation beginning at 11:00 A.M. until the funeral service at 1:00 P.M. Internment will follow in The Evergreen Cemetery in Carrollton, MS. Rev. Clint Ritchie, Rev. Lewis Kalil & Rev. David Bryant will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Manna House of Yazoo City. On Line condolences can be posted at stricklin-king.net


Betty Jo Miller

Jan 16,2016

Betty Jo Miller, 82, of Yazoo City, quietly passed away Friday, January 8, 2016, at her son’s home in Jackson with her children and grandchildren at her side. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 16, at the First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City. Visitation will begin at noon, with the service to follow at 2:00 pm. Jo was born in Yazoo County on March 20,1933, to the late William Chappel & Mercy Luby Strickland. The close-knit, hard working family of nine owned & operated the general store at Pearce Crossroad. Full of life, Jo was a lifelong lover of fun & competition. When she was playing basketball for Benton High School with her sister Dona, she once scored 41 points during a game. When cheering on her children during their sporting events, her voice could be heard above the crowd. In her later years she was an avid Rummikub player, spending many a happy hour with family members and good friends. Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Loyde Miller, a hard working farm manager. They had a loving & laughter filled 32 years together. Harold referred to his wife as “ Go Jo”, noting her love to travel & her willingness to pick up and go at a moment’s notice. An excellent cook, Jo lovingly prepared many a meal for family & friends. Nothing made her happier than fresh vegetables from the garden and a table full of empty plates and full bellies. Her chocolate pies were especially well known throughout Yazoo county. Jo was a faithful Christian. She loved the Lord and she loved her church. An active member of the First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City, she served as the day care director for ten years. She still loved to keep up with her “day care kids.” Upon retirement, she made four mission trips to Mexico. As she neared death, Jo said that she was excited about finally meeting the Lord. She is survived by her siblings Dona Adams, W. C. Strickland & Bobbie Sligh; children Harold (Judy), Trish (Ginny) & Jimmy (John) Miller; grandchildren Trey Miller (Jennifer), Emily Halford (Josh), Jessi Cox, Jolie Cox & Aaron Miller; and great grandchildren Mazzi & Meg Miller and Ethan & Etta Cate Halford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City Music Fund


Ruby T. Lancaster

Jan 13,2016

Ruby T. Lancaster, 94, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Oasis Health and Rehab in Yazoo City. Mrs. Lancaster was a homemaker for many years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Mrs. Lancaster is survived by her daughter Kathleen Nolan of Bentonia, sons; David Lancaster of Bentonia, and Norman Lancaster of Bentonia, 8 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. The services for Mrs. Lancaster will be a private family service. There will be a public visitation for Mrs. Lancaster Wednesday January, 13, 2016 at Stricklin-King Funeral home from 5-7.


Dustin W. Williams

Jan 13,2016

Dustin Wayne Williams, 32, of Bentonia, MS, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 9th, 2016. He was born August 9th, 1983, in Yazoo City, MS, the son of David and Leisa Williams. Dustin was a hard worker that knew what it took to get what he wanted. Some of his hobbies included frog grabbing with his wife Kristen and best friend Lane, fishing, relaxing while browsing Craig’s List, and being a master of creations with his wife under their carport. He was never too busy to spend time with his Dad, Uncle Dan, or any of his beloved family and friends. But most of all Dustin loved making his family smile. Dustin is survived by his wife, Kristen Nicole Williams, son, Aiden Wayne Williams, 11, two daughters, Mary Mobley Gough, 14, Caroline Gough, 11, and two fur babies, Leaf and Finn. He also leaves his parents, David Williams of Bentonia and Leisa Williams of Flora, brother, Cody (Jessica) Williams, niece Presley Skye Williams, niece Hannah and nephew Case Lancaster; his maternal grandfather and confidant, James Ray Luke (Paw) of Eagle Lake; his paternal grandmother, Wilma Williams (Nanny) of Bentonia; his parent-in laws, George Burgess and Barbara Stevens of Bentonia and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Stricklin King Funeral home in Yazoo City, MS. Visitation hours will be Wednesday, January 13th from 9:30-11:00 with service immediately following at Stricklin King. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to an account set up at Bank Plus in the name of Aiden Williams.


Douglas Wayne Johnston

Jan 09,2016

Douglas W. Johnston, 62, of Yazoo City, MS passed away Wednesday, January 06, 2016 in Oasis Health and Rehab in Yazoo City. Mr. Johnston was a co-manager of Save A Lot grocery in Yazoo City. He was a member of Short Creek Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Mr. Johnston is survived by his wife Polly Johnston of Yazoo City, daughters; Melinda Engleman of Yazoo City, and Danielle Lynne Johnston of Yazoo City, sons; Christopher Johnston of Yazoo City, and Daniel Rae Johnston of Yazoo City, 4 grandchildren, sisters; Margaret Martin of Pickens, Andrea Shepard of Washington State, and Delores Howell (Steven) of Yazoo City, and brother Clem Johnston, Jr. of Louisiana. Funeral services for Mr. Johnston will be Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Short Creek Baptist Church at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 before the service at the church. The Rev. James Carter will conduct the services.


Ida George Martin

Jan 06,2016

Ida George Martin, 95, of Bentonia passed away Sunday January 3, 2016 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was a teacher for 52 years and a member of Central Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughter-in-law; Lisa Martin and granddaughter Emily Kathryn Martin both of Bentonia. Visitation will be Tuesday January 6 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Services are planned for Wednesday January 6 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Ogden Baptist Cemetery. Rev. Jon Vanlandingham Rev. Emerson Tedder will officiate


Patsy H. Hastings

Jan 04,2016

Patsy H. Hastings, 69, of Bentonia passed away at her residence Tuesday December 29, 2015. A homemaker she was a member of Satartia United Methodist Church. Survivors are her daughter; Kim Hastings (Chat) Ragland of Vicksburg, grandchildren; Hastings Ragland, Hamilton Ragland, & Emma Rose Ragland, brother; Cecil (Mary Sue) Hicks of New Madrid, MO, sisters; Rose (Carol) Moore of Kenneth, MO, Pansy (Charles B.) Franklin of Fisk, MO, & Rita (Stanley Ed) Martin of Poplar Bluff, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents; Harlie & Laura Hicks, & her husband; Clayton “Tony” Hastings. Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Monday January 4, 2016 at White Funeral Home in Fisk, MO. Services will be at 11:00 A.M. graveside at Dudley Cemetery in Dudley, MO . Rev. John Boggle will officiate.


Catherine Cecelia Thomas

Jan 04,2016

Catherine Cecelia Thomas, 91, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Thursday December 31, 2015. A communicate of St. Mary’s Catholic Church she was a co-owner of The Marylena Shop. She is survived by numerous nieces & nephews. Miss Thomas was preceded in death by her parents; William & Cealia Thomas, sisters; Lena Thomas, Mary Thomas, Willie Doll Thomas, Elizabeth Shores, & Juliette Thomas, & brother; McCalip Thomas Visitation will be Sunday January 3rd at Stricklin-King Funeral Home 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. & Monday January 4th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 10:00 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. Mass. Father Lincoln Doll will officiate.


Thelma E. Hopson

Dec 31,2015

Thelma E. Hopson, 96, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at the Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City, MS. Mrs. Hopson was a sales clerk at J.P. Stegall Department Store for many years. She was a log time member of Bentonia Baptist Church. Mrs. Hopson is survived by her son Dean Hopson and wife Diane of Bentonia, 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and daughter in law Melba Hopson of Bentonia. She is also preceded in death by her husband Oscar Hopson, and her son Oliver Richard Hopson. Funeral services for Mrs. Hopson will be Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 11:00 in Bentonia Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 at the church prior to the funeral service. Internment will be held in Dover Cemetery after the services. Rev. DJ Speckner will conduct the funeral services.


Mary Margaret Neely

Dec 31,2015

Mary Margaret Neely, 89, of Bentonia passed away Tuesday December 29, 2015 at The Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City. Retired from The Yazoo County Schools she was a member of Concord Baptist Church . Survivors are her daughters; Sandra (Al) Plunkett of Yazoo City, Brenda (Bubba) Russell of Bentonia, Judy (Mike) Jones of Vicksburg, Babs (Doug) Davis of Bentonia, 8 Grandchildren, & 17 Great Grandchildren. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband B. B.” Petie” Neely & 3 brothers & 2 sisters. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Thursday December 29 with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. followed by services at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Concord Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev. Barry Ward will officiate . Pall Bearers are Keith Plunkett, Brent Russell, Greg Jones, Colby Davis, Baine Davis, & Taylor Arinder, Honorary Pall Bearers are; Tim Arinder, Wade Ward, Mark Watts, Isaac Plunkett, Ricky Plunkett, Wade Embry Ward, Will Russell Ward, & Will Watts.


Randy Whitworth

Dec 30,2015

Randy Whitworth died unexpectedly on December 27th in Lexington, Mississippi at the age of 42 Randy is survived by his wife, Eva Whitworth and his children, Hayden Whitworth(15), Whitney Whitworth(10) and Jared Whitworth(23), his mother and father, Randall and Dottie Whitworth, three brothers, Phillip (Sha), Marc (Nikki), Chad and 6 nieces and nephews, father-in-law Bubba & wife Debbie Fennell, & mother-in-law Janice & husband Tom Roark. Visitation will be Wednesday December 30, 2015 beginning at 12:30 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. service at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City. Internment will follow in the family Cemetery on Strickland Road in Yazoo County. Randy was born on March 15, 1973 in Greenville, Mississippi. Since 1995, he worked as la linemen Randy said.... Hotdogs and boloanaga hanging without no hommies.. Give me is what gotcha here. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials may be made to the Whitworth Family Financial Fund at any branch of Bank of Yazoo.


Louis Charles Saxton

Dec 29,2015

Louis Charles Saxton, 83, of Benton died at his residence Friday December 25, 2015. He was a Shop Foreman for The Madison County Schools, a U. S. Army Veteran, and a member of Midway Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife; Mary Hudgins Saxton, son John Allen (Sheri) Moss of Canton, MS, granddaughters Brook Thrash of Brandon, MS, & Christine Moss of Canton, MS, 3 great grandchildren; Nathaniel, Cailee, & Bud Thrash, step daughters; Brenda Franklin of Pearl, MS, & Karen Hibbard of Rineyville, TX. Charles wasProceeded in death by a daughter Phyllis A. Saxton Morgan. Visitation will be Monday December 28 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. & Tuesday December 29 12:30 until the 2:00 P.M. service at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Internment will follow in Midway Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jeffery Byrd officiating.


John Herbert "Jack" Hogue, Jr

Dec 28,2015

Mary Hogue. with sadness and special devotion to his memory wishes to announce here the death of her husband in the early afternoon of Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at St. Dominic's Hospital from complications due to pneumonia. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Jane Swayze Hogue and John Herbert Hogue, and his brothers, Nathan Swayze Hogue and Charles David Hogue. He leaves his wife, Mary Arnold Hogue, his two children, Anne Baldwin Hogue and John Herbert Hogue III, his granddaughter, Sarah Anne Hogue, and his feline companions William and Pixie Pickle as well as his loyal female Chow Chow, Gingerbread. He also leaves behind his first cousins, Prudence Darrington Stain, Anne Darrington Hancock, and Caroline Barbour Foose, his sister-in-law Snooky Hogue (David's wife), his niece to whom he was especially close and held in high regard (David's daughter), Susan Upton, her husband Jerry Upton and his son Josh Upton, as well as her sons Miles Cryer and Swayze Cryer, and his nephew to whom he was especially close and held in high regard (David's son), Charles Hogue, his wife, Jan Hogue and her children Craig Kirkland, Howard Kirkland, and Clayton Kirkland, as well as Charlie's son Chase Hogue and daughter Olivia Hogue. Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS is in charge of all arrangements Services will be Monday December 28 at Trinity Church on Main St in Yazoo City with Visitation starting at 12:30 followed by services at 2:00 P.M. Donations to Ducks unlimited in his honor would be welcomed.


Bobbie Faye Hearst

Dec 28,2015

Bobbie Fay Lovett Hearst passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Christmas Day at Compere’s Nursing Home in Jackson. A former Benton resident, she was born on November 14, 1937 to Truman R. and Thelma T. Lovett of Yazoo City. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister Polly Lovett Crum. She graduated from YCHS where she was a member of the marching band prior to attending USM in Hattiesburg. Bobbie was a member of Benton Baptist Church and a King’s Daughters Hospital retiree. She will be remembered for her sweet smile and warm laughter, and her selfless devotion in caring for her family and the animals that she loved. Bobbie is survived by Dalton Hearst, her husband of 57 years; sons Bea, Bob (Shelly), and Danny Hearst; and daughter Jan Hearst Hodges (Larry). Grandchildren include Morgan Hodges Hilliard (Chase) and Kylie Hearst of Madison; Aliza McGee of Troy, AL; Forrest Hearst of Colleyville, TX; and Bailey Perrodin of Brandon. She leaves one great-grandson, Wynne Hilliard of Madison. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 28, at Stricklin-King funeral home in Yazoo City, followed by interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. For those who wish to do so, memorial donations may be made in her name to Compere’s Nursing Home, 865 North St., Jackson, MS 39202; or to CARA, 960 N. Flag Chapel Rd., Jackson, MS 39209 (www.carams.org).


John Ellison Bull

Dec 26,2015

John Ellison Bull, Jr. passed away at age 83 on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at home in Benton. John was born on February 29, 1932 to J.E. Bull and Edna Broadfoot Bull. Benton was the place where John lived his entire life. He was a farmer and liked to encourage young people in the community by attending their various activities. He was an active member of Ellison United Methodist Church at Deasonville as long as his health allowed. After he retired, John enjoyed traveling and made many friends in his travels that continued to call or stop by to visit. John is survived by his sister, Susie Bull, of Benton and some cousins. Strickland King funeral home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM at Ellison United Methodist Church in Deasonville, followed by funeral services at 10. Internment will follow in the family cemetery. Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City is in charge of arrangments. Memorials may be made to Ellison United Church c/o David Edge at 2125 Bennett Rd, Vaughan, MS 39179.


Walter Richardson, Sr.

Dec 19,2015

Walter Wilson Richardson Sr., 91, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Visitation will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Funeral services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fletcher’s Chapel with Rev. Booth Poole and Rev. Buddy Bayliss officiating. Burial will follow at Fletcher’s Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Mr. Richardson was born Feb. 26, 1924 to Williard Fitzgerald Richardson and Frances Howell Richardson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and Korea, a retired superintendent from Mississippi Chemical Corporation and a longtime member of Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He was an avid fisherman and gardener and enjoyed woodworking. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Richardson; sister, Margaret Washington; and his brothers, Howell Richardson, Kimbriel Richardson, James Richardson and George.Richardson; a step brother, Willard; and a stepsister, Mittie Mae. Survivors include two daughters, Belinda Manor (Johnny) and Margaret Ann Culpepper (Ron); a son, Walter Richardson Jr. (Sharon); seven grandchildren, Toni Stewart (the late John), Terri Goodman (Gray), Teresa Baker (Joe), Jason Patterson (Jamie), Eric Patterson (Tresa), Matthew Culpepper and Katie Mowry (Jeremy); 14 great-grandchildren, Mary Grace Stewart, Chloe Stewart, Jake Stewart, Jordan Goodman, Sarah Selby Goodman, Will Baker, Bess Baker, Emma Baker, James Patterson, Elsie Patterson, Jason “Jase” Patterson Jr., Biven Patterson, William Walter Patterson and Eric Patterson Jr.; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank Continue Care Home Health, Teresa Robey and Hospice Ministries for their loving care.


Woodrow Wilmer Rogers

Dec 19,2015

Woodrow Wilmer Rogers, 72, of Brandon, formerly of Yazoo City died at The G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. A Manager for Tower Loan he was a Veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of Oakdale Baptist Church in Brandon. Survivors are his wife; Georgia Rogers, brothers Billy Rogers of Cabot, AR, Jim Rogers of Mendenhall, MS & sister; Dorothy Smith of Yazoo City. He was preceded in death by his father; Woodrow W. Rogers, mother; Mary Eva Sanders, sister; Deborah Sanders Jones, & step father Ferris A. Sanders. Services are Saturday December 19 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation starting at 12:00 until the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. Rev Rick Henson will officiate. Pallbearers are John Smith, Dusty Smith, James Hanna, & Randy Hanna.


Ronnie D. Hancock

Dec 14,2015

Ronnie D Hancock, 58, of Yazoo City passed away Friday December 11, 2015 at St. Dominics Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. He was a painter at Amco Manufacturing Company and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors are his wife; Vilma Hancock, son; Joseph I. Hancock, mother; Lois Hancock all of Yazoo City, nephew; Jason Dye and great neice Alex Dye both of Hattiesburg, MS. Services are Monday December 14 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. until the Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Matt Clark will officiate. Internment will follow in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in Yazoo County.


Billie Seay

Dec 12,2015

Billie Seay, 87, of Yazoo City passed away Friday December 4, 2015 at Oasis Health & rehabilitation Center in Yazoo City. Formerly employed by Mid Delta Home Health she was of The Catholic faith. Survivors are her granddaughters; Chriss Ann Leverette of Satartia, & Lori Lowery Lofton of Florence, MS. Billie was preceded in death by her husband Randy Seay. Memorial Services will be Saturday December 12 at The Yazoo Church of God of Prophecy on Graball Freerun Rd at 1:00 p.m.


Mary Sallis Copeland

Dec 11,2015

Mary Sallis Copeland, 92, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday December 8, 2015 at The Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a former Finance Clerk at Mississippi Chemical Corp. Survivors are her husband John Copeland of Yazoo City & a nephew Ed Sallis of Brandon, MS. Mary was preceded in death by 8 brothers & sisters. Services will be Friday December 11 at Yazoo City’s First United Methodist Church with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Bill Poole officiating. Pallbearers are; Brian Lovertech, Trey Lovertech, Creig Lovertech, Ed Sallis, Alleck Lovertech, & Johnny Harrison. Honorary pallbearers are; John Sharp Howie, Frank Patty, & Dr. Walter Burnett.


William "Billy" Heidel, Jr

Dec 10,2015

William “Billy” Heidel, Jr, 82 of Vaughan passed away Monday December 7, 2015 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was a farmer and retired Yazoo County District 2 Road Foreman and a member of Midway United Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife Frances H. Heidel of Vaughan, sons; Harry Woodson Carter of Benton, & Robert Allen Carter of Texarkana, AR, 2 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren. Billy was preceded in death by his parents; William and Viola Bockwitz Heidel, Sr, brother; Robert “Bob” Heidel, sister; Mary Grace Harris, and grandson; Dylan Michael Carter. Services will be Thursday December 10 at Midway United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 9:30 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. service. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Rev. Matthew Hall will officiate. Pallbearers are; John Swayze, Sammy Fisher, Jim Beidleman, George Saxton, Jr, David Berry, and Owen Graves. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society.


Robert "Bob" Wilson Edwards

Dec 05,2015

Robert “Bob” Wilson Edwards, 92, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday, December 03, 2015 at his home. Mr. Edwards was a member of First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City. He was a employee of the US Postal Service for many years. Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife Freda N. Edwards of Yazoo City, daughters ; Debbie Edwards of Memphis, and Cindy Keller “Steve” of Madison, son Rob Edwards of Yazoo City, and granddaughters; Allison Massingill “Matt” of Brandon, and Bethany Leininger “Stephen” of Cleveland, MS. Graveside services will be Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11:30 in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11:30 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev. Bill Poole will conduct the services.


Marilyn P McDaniel

Dec 02,2015

Marilyn P McDaniel, 68 of Pearl passes away Saturday November 28, 2015 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors are her daughter; Melissa McLemore of Pearl, MS 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, & Brother Dallas (Donna) Powell of Benton, MS Memorial graveside services will be Wednesday December 2nd at 11:00 A.M. in Short Creek Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev. Lewis Kalil will officiate.


Linda Harris

Dec 01,2015

Linda Harris, 68, passed away Saturday November 28, 2015 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. A Retired Teller & Loan Officer at Planters Bank & Trust. She was a member of Louise United Methodist Church. Survivors are her son Trey (Erin) Renfroe of Madison, MS, daughter; Laurie Boyette of Fort Collins, CO, grandchildren; Caitlin (Garrett) McClellan, & Sawyer Renfroe, great grandchild; Brielynne McCllellan, brothers; James Thornhill, Jr of Yazoo City, Doug Thornhill of North Carolina, Michael Thornhill of Brandon, MS, sister; Jean Johnson of Yazoo City, & loving pet; Bailey. Services will be Tuesday December 1st at Louise United Methodist Church visitation will be 1:00 P.M. until the memorial service at 2:00 P.M.


Martha Cox Wilkes

Nov 25,2015

Martha Cox Wilkes, 70,Of Bentonia passed away at her residence Sunday November 22, 2015. An Educator she was a member of Bentonia United Methodist Church and The Mississippi Walking Horse Association. Survivors are her husband; Charles M. Wilkes, SR of Biloxi, sons; William C. Wilkes & wife Katie of Biloxi, & Charles M. Wilkes, JR & wife Robyn of Dothan, AL, sister; Eugenia Walker & brother; William S. Cox both of Bentonia, granddaughters; Sadie James Wilkes & Mary Charles Wilkes, both of Dothan, AL & grandson; William Anderson Wilkes of Biloxi. Martha was preceded in death by her parents; William & Nancy Tindall Cox & her sister Ty Cox Kidd Services will be Wednesday November 25 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in the Cannon Cemetery near Bentonia. Rev. Scott Carter will officiate. Pallbearers are; Richard Sanders, Van Coleman, Steve Coleman. William Sessons Cox, III, Robert Hicks, & Percy Lewis.


Joseph Charles McCraw

Nov 20,2015

Joseph Charles McCraw, 62, of Canton formerly of Rolling Fork passed away at Canton Manor Nursing Home Wednesday November 18, 2015. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Survivors are his cousins Carol & Larry Smith of Greenwell Springs, LA, and Patricia Sanford of Yazoo City. Graveside services will be Friday November 20, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in Glenwood Cemetery with Father Savio will officiate.


Mallory Nicole Williams

Nov 15,2015

Mallory Nicole Williams, 16, of Benton passed away Friday November 13, 2015 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. A student at Benton Academy she was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Survivors are her parents Ricky & Barbara Williams of Benton, brother Ryan W. Williams of Benton, Paternal Grandfather Ronny Williams, Paternal Grand Mother Janet Williams of Bentonia, Maternal Grandparents James & Ursula Ertle of Bentonia, uncle and aunt Mark and Douglas Williams of Bentonia, cousins; Lauren Williams, Griff Nesbit, and Zac Nesbit. Funeral services for Mallory will be Sunday at 2:30 at Parkview Church of God with internment in Central Holmes Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2:30 before the funeral service. Rev. Charles Moore and Rev. Wit Holmes will conduct the funeral services.


Ethel Elizabeth Eckert

Nov 14,2015

Ethel Elizabeth Eckert, 87 of Benton passed away Monday November 9, 2015 at Hospice in Atlanta, GA. A Homemaker she was a member of Benton Baptist Church. Survivors are her son James & wife Marsha Eckert of Benton, daughters; Gloria “Glo” Baker of Benton, Emma Reed of Winston, GA., & Betty & husband Ken Bagwell of Dawsonville, GA, sister; Gloria Weller, of Florence, MS, & son-in-law; Jimmy Reed of Douglasville, GA. Preceded in death by; her husband; Leon Eckert & son-in-law; Baynham Baker. Services will be Saturday Nov. 14th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation starting at 2:00 P.M. followed by services at 3:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.


Carroll C. Potter, SR

Nov 14,2015

Carroll C. Potter, Sr, 88 of the Phoenix Community of Yazoo County passed away Thursday November 12, 2015 at The Heritage House in Vicksburg. A Veteran of The U. S. Marine Corps, he was retired Technician & Service Manager with Sears, and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Survivors are his sons; Carroll (Debra) Potter, JR, Richard (Candace) Potter both of The Phoenix Community, William “Billy” (Vicki) Potter of Brandon, David (Vickie) Potter of Mount Juliet, TN, daughter; Barbara (Johnny) Lowery of Vicksburg, 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, & 1 great great grandchild. Carroll was preceded in death by his wife; Willie Mae Potter and grandson Craig Potter. Services will be Saturday November 14 at Oak Grove Baptist Church with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in oak Grove Cemetery.


Lezlie Ann Whitehead

Nov 13,2015

Lezlie Ann Whitehead, 15, of Benton passed away Wednesday November 11, 2015 from injuries received in an auto accident. A student at Benton Academy she was a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors are her father; Kyle & Natalie Whitehead of Benton, mother; Carrie Whitehead of Vicksburg, paternal grandmother; Bertha Kamarainen of Vicksburg , maternal grandparents; Robert & Marie Holdiness of Vicksburg, brother; Zachary Holdiness, of Vicksburg, cousins; Will & Luke Worthy of Vicksburg, aunt & uncle; Michael & Katria Morris of Toledo, OH, & maternal grandparents; Roger & Terry Vandevere of Yazoo City. Services will be Friday November 13 at Parkview Church of God on Highway 16, Yazoo City. Visitation will start at 9:00 A.M. until the service at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Vicksburg Rev. Charles Moore & Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Girl’s Soft Ball Team at Benton Academy.


Effie Mae Graves

Nov 10,2015

Effie Mae Graves, 84 of Brandon, formerly of Yazoo City passed away Sunday November 8, 2015 at Brandon Health & Rehabilitation Center. A former Seamstress at E & W Manufacturing Co she was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Florence. Survivors are her daughter Cathy Worrell of Florence, 5 Grandchildren & 5 Great Grandchildren. Effie Mae was preceded in death by her son; J. M. “Nubbin” Graves, Jr, daughter ; George Ann Graves and her husband; J.M. Graves Sr. Graveside service will be at 11:00 A.M. in Glenwood Cemetery Tuesday November 10 with Rev. James Brown & Rev. Richard Jennings officiating.


Donna Kay Ross

Nov 09,2015

Donna Kay Ross, 66, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday November 5, 2015 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A retired nurse with King’s Daughters Hospital and a Baptist. Survivors are her husband; James Henry Ross, Sr of Yazoo City, daughters, Shonda (Clifford) Mathis of Yazoo City, Kimberly (William) Ryan of Bentonia, & Shelly (Ricky) Hicks of Yazoo City,son; B. J. (Amanda) Ross of Utica, 12 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, brothers; Bill Duchesne of Vicksburg, Michael Duchesne of Atlanta, GA, Johnny Duchesne, of Muskogee, GA, Tommy Duchesne of Vicksburg, sister; Dovie Friley of Vicksburg. Donna was preceded in death by; son; James Henry Ross, Jr., & 2 sisters & a brother. Visitation will start at 10: 30 A.M. Monday November 9 at 10:30 A.M. graveside with services at 11:00 A.M. in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. James Pettis will officiate Pallbearers are Gary Dunn, Prentiss Dunn, Timmy Norman, Tommy Norman, Little Wess, Big Wess, & Hunter Wilkerson..


Eugene G. Jones

Nov 08,2015

Eugene G. Jones, 75, of The Dover Community passed away Thursday November 5, 2015 at his residence. He was retired from Brown Root Construction and a member of The Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. Survivors are his son; Eugene G. Jones, Jr., daughter; Sonya Patterson both of Bentonia, 3 grandchildren, sister; Joyce Polk of Yazoo City, brothers; Charles Jones of Yazoo City, Jerry Jones of Vida, TX, & Buddy Jones of Yazoo City. Gene was preceded in death by his wife; Cecillia Jones & brother; Donnie Jones. Services will be Sunday November 5 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. until the service at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery in Yazoo County.


Charles Michael Shipp

Nov 03,2015

Charles Michael Shipp, 45, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday October 31, 2015 as a result of injuries received in a car accident on highway 149 in Yazoo County. He was a Baptist and a supervisor at Nissan in Canton. Survivors are his wife; Jennifer Shipp of Yazoo City, daughters; K-Lee Brooke Shipp & Sara Michael Shipp both of Benton, & his parents; Mac & Gail Shipp of Yazoo City. Graveside services will be Tuesday November 3rd at 2:00 P.M. in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Cortez Hutchinson will officiate .


Nantanntee "Missy" Kates

Oct 30,2015

Nantanntee “Missy” Kates, 65 of Rosenburg, TX passed away at her residence Monday October 26, 2015. Survivors are her son; Cody (Jessica) Kates of Rosenberg, TX, daughter; Darby Papania of Laurel, MS, Granddaughters; Skylar Kates of Orchard, TX & Brooke Flores of Houston, TX, brother; Billy Holm & sister; Dale P. Holm both of Laurel, MS. Visitation will begin at 9:30 A.M. Friday October 30 at Melrose Baptist Church with services at 11:00 A.M. at the church. Internment will follow in Melrose Cemetery. Rev. David Fredrick will officiate. Pallbearers are; Aaron Fedrick, Bryan Fredrick, Bruce Kates, Austin Kates, Gabe Lancaster, Larry Papania.


Vonnie Nell Warren

Oct 29,2015

Vonnie Nell Warren, 72, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday October 27, 2015 at Merit Health River Oaks Medical Center in Brandon. A nurse she was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughter; Terri (Cliff) Robertson of Brandon, grandchildren; Michael Street, Jr & Tiffany Street both of Pearl, MS, great grandchildren; Taelyn, Mayson, & Marleigh Grace Street, brother; Bobby (Charlott) Houge of Brandon, MS. Vonnie Nell was preceded in death by daughter; Tammy Warren & her husband; John Albert Warren. Visitation will be Thursday October 29 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home 9:30 until the 11:00A.M. graveside services in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Booth Poole will officiate. Pallbearers are; Mike Street, Mike Street, JR, Juston Hopper, Jerry Roberts, Jerry Roberts, Jacob Gearing, & Alford Howell.


Patricia Porter

Oct 28,2015

Patricia Porter, 69, of Bentonia (Phoenix) passed away at her residence Saturday October 24, 2015. She was retired from The Isle of Capri Gift Shop and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. SurvivorS are her husband; Larry Porter, daughter; Stacey Lynch, son; Lyman Tait, Jr. all of Bentonia, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, brother, Jerry Sims of Carthage, MS, & sister; Ann Musgrove of Raymond, MS. Patricia was preceded in death by her daughter; Kimberly Tait. Visitation will be Tuesday October 27 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with services Wednesday October 28 at 1:00 P.M. at Oak Grove Baptist Church in The Phoenix Community in Yazoo County. Rev Darby Combs will officiate.


Linda C. Neitzel

Oct 28,2015

Linda C. Neitzel, 54, of Benton passed away at her residence Monday October 26, 2015. A homemaker she was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband; Dennis Neitzel, son; Clayton Gordon of Yazoo City, daughters; Casey Gordon of Benton, Brandi Neal of Vicksburg, & Corey Lynn Neitzel of Greenville, TX, father; Carl L. & Clovis Knight of Lucedale, MS, brothers; Carl L. Knight, JR of Benton, Michael Knight of Brandon, MS, nieces; Hanna Knight & Hayley Knight, grandmother Jane S. Wilson, aunts; Billie Jean Gilmer, & Mwlissa Fagan all of Yazoo City. Grandchildren; Nataligh Johnson, Rylan Gordon, Garrett Melton, Elaina Neal & Ashton Neal. Linda was preceded in death by her mother; Linda Gail Knight. Services will be Wednesday October 28 at Center Ridge Baptist Church visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. followed by services at 10:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Rev. Daryl Oster will officiate. Pallbearers are Clayton Gordon, Danny Gordon, Mackie McGraw, Reid Burrell, James Ellis, & Garrett Melton.


Louise Coghlan Templeton

Oct 24,2015

Louise Coghlan Templeton passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 21st at her home in Madison, MS. Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church in Yazoo City on Saturday, October 24th from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Louise was born on June 7, 1925, the third of eight children born to Ethel Estelle Screws and Edgar Floyd Coghlan. She grew up on the family farm on the banks of the Sunflower River in Spanish Fort, MS. She met her husband, Lex, in Rolling Fork and they married December 26, 1948. They moved to Yazoo City and lived there for 52 years, where they raised their family and made lasting friendships. The First Baptist Church was the center of their social and spiritual lives. In 2007, they moved to Madison, MS to be closer to their son, Eddie and his family, and joined the Ridgecrest Baptist Church. After Lex passed away in July 2007, the Ridgecrest Sunday School class and church activities were an ongoing source of social and spiritual support for Louise. Louise’s priorities in life were her family and serving the Lord. She inspired many people over the years by the way she lived her Christian values. She travelled many times to Australia to be with family and instantly won many friends and admirers through her bright spirit and loving personality. Louise is lovingly remembered for her great kindness, compassion and generosity to her family and to all those who met her. Louise was preceded in death by husband of 58 years, Alexis Everette Templeton. Louise is survived by a daughter Rebecca Perry (Matthew), son Eddie Templeton (Tammy), granddaughter Amber Reeb (Alex), and grandson Rett Templeton. Other survivors are her brother Son Coghlan and sisters Clara Mae Screws, Mary Dorris, Ethel Cliburn and Sylvia Coghlan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Yazoo City, Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Madison, or Gideons International.


Randy Verell Seay

Oct 17,2015

Randy Verell Seay, 61, of Bentonia passed away at his residence Friday October 9, 2015. An Equipment Operator for The Mississippi Department of Transportation he was a Baptist. Survivors are his wife Billie Moore Seay, sisters; Rosemary Adcock of Brandon, MS, Ann Dodson of Marion, MS, & Cathy Byne of West Palm Beach, FL. Memorial Services will be Saturday October 17 at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel.


Mary Agnes Orsborn

Oct 17,2015

Mary Agnes Orsborn, 93, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Thursday October 15, 2015. Retired from South Central Bell she was a communicate of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Survivors are her son; James & Karen Orsborn of Yazoo City, son-in-law Joe M. Lovett of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Jamie & Michele Orsborn of Canton, MS, Wayne Orsborn of Atlanta, GA, Joe & Anna Carol Lovett of Albany, NY, Christopher “Chris” & Daton Lovett of Wynn, AR, great grandchildren; Chantele Orsborn, James H. “Trey” Orsborn, Kayla Orsborn, Anders Orsborn, Angel Lovett, Madison Lovett, Callie Lovett, great great grandchild, Ethan Orsborn, Nephew Milton & Teresa Richardson, & Niece Mary & Johnny Henson. Mrs. Orsborn was preceded in death by; daughter; Carolyn Lovett, sister; Leontine Richard, & brother; Joe Ballard. Visitation will be Saturday October 17 beginning at 9:30 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. service at St. Mary’s Catholic Church/ Father Savio will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pall Bearers are Jamie Orsborn, Wayne Orsborn, Chris Lovett, Jody Lovett,Trey Orsborn, Gene Lovett.


Linda Carol Donovan

Oct 16,2015

Linda Carol Donovan, 61, of Louise, MS, passed away Tuesday October 13, 2015 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was a lab Technician at Baptist Medical Center Yazoo for 15 years and a Baptist. Survivors are her daughter; Devona (Ben) Dew of Vicksburg, son; Michael Donovan of Brandon, MS, grandchildren; Jackson Dew & Darvey Dew, sisters; Paula (George) Wand of Philadelphia, MS, Phyllis (Michael) of Villescaz of Mandeville, LA, & Carla Crites of Madison, MS, compainion; Sonny Fulton of Louise, MS, mother; Emma Teddar Moody of Madeville, LA, father; John L. (Peggy) Moody of Holly Bluff, brother J. L. Moody of Holly Bluff, & several nieces & nephews. Linda was Kind, Loving, & Friendly & much Loved by family & friends. Visitation will begin Friday October 16 at 12:30 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home followed by services at 2:00 P.M. in The Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Scott Sasser will officiate. Pallbearers are Curtis Wand, Daniel Wand, Brian Villescaz, Alex Villecaz, Eric Villescaz, & Stephen Crites. In lieu of flower the family request memorials to French Camp Academy or Palmer Home


George "Butch" Peters Harper

Oct 16,2015

George Peters “Butch” Harper, Sr 74, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Tuesday October 13, 2015. A Truck Driver he was a member of ST Andrews Episcopal Church in Marion, AR. Survivors are his son; Pete & wife Michele Harper, daughter; Holly & husband Jay Coleman, Granddaughters Meredith Anne Harper & fiancée Alex Crawford, & Claire Harper. Visitation will be 12:00 P.M. until the Memorial service Friday October 16 at 1:00 P.M. at Trinity Episcopal Church.


William Hugh Campbell

Oct 14,2015

William Hugh Campbell, 83 of Yazoo City passed away Monday October 12, 2015 at Oasis Health & Rehab Center in Yazoo City. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Survivors are his sisters; Eula (George) Saxton, Betty Stovall, Brother Paul Campbell all of Benton, numerous nieces & nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday October 14 beginning at 10:00 A.M. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, followed by Graveside services at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Matt Hall will officiate. Pallbearers are his nephews; Jamie Saxton, Stevie Saxton, John Campbell, Gary Stovall, & Chuck Perry.


Carolyn J Humphrey

Oct 13,2015

Carolyn J Humphrey, 59, of Flora passed away Saturday October 10, 2015 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. A homemaker she was a member of Bentonia Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. Survivors are her husband; Douglas Humphrey, daughter; Crystal Cummins of Bentonia, son; Douglas Humphrey, Jr. of Benton, 6 grandchildren, brothers; Wesley (Deedra) of Plantensville, La, Albert (Margaret) Turner of Yazoo City Larry (Alice) Druey of Morton, MS, sisters; Grace (Terrell) Veazey of Galax, VA,Linda (late James, SR) Warrington of Yazoo City, Eva (Jared) Bourgeois of Napoleonville, LA, Barbara (late Bobby) Spiars of Jackson, MS, Patricia (Stacy) Crankston of Louise, MS & Dorothy (late Ralph) Fuller of Yazoo City Mrs. Humphrey was preceded in death by her father; Levelle Leach, mother; Corrine Leach, step-mother; Joyce Truwlove, brothers; Amos "Sambo" Leach, Brian Keith Leach & sister; Gladys Greer. Visitation will be Monday October 12 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with services Tuesday October 13 at Stricklin-King at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Rev. Gary Longo & Rev. Terrell Veazey will officiate. Pallbearers are Jim Warrington, Conway Warrington, Buddy Leach, Mitchell Dawson, Stephen Pigg, Brent Pigg, John Book, III, & Hunter Pigg Honorary pallbearers are; Kyle Humphrey, Robbie Cummins, Landon Humphrey, Michael Dunn, & Quinton Humphrey


Geraldine Cook Morton

Oct 13,2015

Geraldine Cook Morton, 85 of Jackson passed away at her residence Sunday October 11, 2015. A homemaker she was a member of Bentonia Baptist Church. Survivors are her son; Ronnie (Melanie Ann) Cook of Pocahontas, MS, 10 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren, son-in-law; Harold “BoBo” Hancock of Bentonia. Mrs. Morton was preceded in death by daughter; Victoria Cook Hancock, son; Victor Cook, III & Husband Victor Cook, Jr. Visitation will be Tuesday October 13 at 9:30 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City followed by services at the funeral home chapel at 11:00 A.M. Internment will be at a later date at Green Lawn Cemetery in Vicksburg. Rev. Jimmy Cain will officiate.


Frank Milner

Oct 12,2015

Frank Milner, 92, passed away at The Mississippi Veterans Nursing Home in Jackson, MS during the early morning hours of Sunday October 11, 2015. Graveside services will be at 1:00 P.M. Monday October 12 at Short Creek Baptist Cemetery in Yazoo County. A long-time resident Of Yazoo County, MS, Frank was born August 7,1923. He was a veteran of The United States Army. He drove a school bus and worked until retirement in The Yazoo County School District. He was preceded in death by thirteen brothers & sisters. He is survived by his brother; Paul Milner of Tinsley, MS and a host of nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Short Creek Baptist Church, P.O. Box 532, Yazoo City, MS 39194


Larron Warmack

Oct 07,2015

Larron Warmack passed away at his residence on the morning of Saturday, October 3, 2015. He was an employee of Kaye’s Super Market. Born July 18, 1957 he was survived by his wife Kathy Erickson Warmack, Mother-In Law Imogene Allen Erickson, daughter Katrina Warmack McLaughlin and husband Jonathan McLaughlin and his son Christopher Lee Warmack. He is also survived by his grandchildren Shanna R Warmack, Angel B. Warmack and John N. Mclaughlin. His surviving brothers & sisters include Charles Warmack and wife Jill, Percy Warmack, Paul Warmack and wife Ann Warmack, Mona Fulgham and husband Edwin Fulgham, Jo Munn Mavis and Martha Sue Warmack. Stepchildren; Ashley Saxton,& Angel Horton. Larron was alos survived by 8 step grandchildren. Visitation will start at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday October 7 unti the funeral at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with internment to follow in Central Holmes Cemetery, Dover Road, Yazoo County. Rev. David Humphries will officiate. Pallbearers are Aaron Johnston, Leon Johnston, Jonathan Warmack, Paul Warmack, Jr, Davis Bell.


Daniel "Dan" F. Ables

Oct 07,2015

Daniel F. “Dan” Ables, 50, of Yazoo City passed away Monday October 5, 2015 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was a farmer. Survivors are his wife Elizabeth V. Ables, daughter; Brenda (Jody) Carson, grandsons; Jack Carson & Cody Carson all of Yazoo City brothers Mike Ables of Yazoo City, & Chris Ables of Vidalia, LA . Dan was preceded in death by his parents Charles & Leola Kettleman Ables & sister; Stacie Lindsey. Visitation will be Wednesday October 7 at beginning at 11:00 A.M. at Parkview Church of God followed by services at 1:00 P.M. at the Church. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous, Louise Chapter, c/o Rusty Nixon, Delta Group, 10544 Highway 16W, Yazoo City, MS 39194


Mary Ruth Sumerall

Oct 06,2015

Mary Ruth Overman Sumerall passed from this life into her Heavenly home on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at Haven Nursing Center in Columbia, LA. She was born in Lombardy, Miss., on September 18, 1927 and spent most of her life in Holly Bluff, Miss. After the death of her husband in 2002, she moved to Olla, LA to be closer to family. She spent the final 6 years of her life at Haven Nursing Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Sumerall, and one granddaughter, Misty Sumerall. She is survived by four children, Rosemary Hosea of Olla, LA, Dot Lucas of Richland, MS, Jimmy Sumerall and wife Rosina of Richland, MS, and Bruce Sumerall and wife Ollie Jean of Vicksburg, MS.; three brothers, Hugh Overman and Jack Overman of Pascagoula, MS., and Charlie Overman of Huntsville, AL; and two sisters, Grace Buza of Gautier, MS, and Nell Hall of Pascagoula, MS; also 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Monday, October 5 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS. Services will be at 10 am on Tuesday, October 6, at the funeral home with the Rev. Andy May officiating. Burial will be at 2 pm at Glenwood Cemetery in Richland, MS.


Agnes Faye McLemore Pattenotte

Sep 26,2015

Agnes Faye McLemore Patenotte, 83, of Yazoo City passed away at The Martha Coker Green Houses Wednesday September 23, 2015. Formerly she was The Bank Branch Manager for Regions Bank and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughter; Lynn Perry of Cullman, AL, sons; Steven Russell (Cathy) Ridings of Broken Arrow, OK & Michael Dean (Diane)Ridings of League City, TX. Grandchildren; James Christopher (Julie) Allen of Cullman, AL, Jennifer Lynn( Braxton) Reece of Birmingham, AL, Andrew Stevens(Valerie) Ridings of Des Moines, IA, Bryan Thomas Ridings & Melissa Ann Ridings both of League City, TX, great grandchildren James Hunter Allen, Leighton Russell Reece, & Campbell Avery Reece, brother; Tommy (Jan) McLemore of Warren, AR, & sister; Betty Kight Monticello, AR. Preceded in death by The Father of her children Russell Ridings, husband; David “Deacon” Patenotte,and her parents; Sterling & Elna McLemore, 3 sisters & 4 Brothers. Visitation will begin at 9:30 A. M. Saturday September 26 at 9:30 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City Rev. Lewis Kalil will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Braxton Reece, Mike Ridings, Steve Ridings, Chris Allen, Hunter Allen, & Brian Ridings.


Allen Jackson Smith

Sep 19,2015

Allen Jackson "Jack" Smith, 71, of Cypress, TX passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at his residence. Mr Smith was the owner of Airjac Drilling Co. in New Iberia, LA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife Ginny Smith of Cypress, TX, sons; Troy Smith of Cypress, and Teril Smith (Veronike) of Cypress, Grand daughters; Yana Smith Dej (Brano), and Tori Smith, grandsons Nicholas and Bonn Smith, great granddaughter Lilly Dej, sister Beverly Ladner (Dewel) of Benton, MS, and his nephews; Yancy and Corey Ladner. Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Stricklin-King Funeral Home's Chapel. Visitation will be before the funeral service from 9:30-11. Internment will be located in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. The Rev. Charles Moore will officiate the funeral service.


Allen Jackson Smith

Sep 19,2015

Allen Jackson (Jack) Smith was born in Charleston, MS on February 4, 1944 to the late Inez R Smith and Graydon Basil (Buddy) Smith. He grew up in Picayune, MS and attended Pearl River Jr College on a football scholarship. In the army, he was stationed at Augusta, Ga. He took a course in Columbia, SC at Fort Jackson where he met his wife, Ginny. They have been married for 49 years. In the army, you are called by your first name, so Ginny knew him only as Allen. He did not tell her that everyone in his home called him Jack. He did not realize that he would see her after training session. Jack has worked at many different jobs as Amco, MDOT, and long haul truck driver owner and operator, GFS Drilling, Digicon Vertas, and went on to open Airjac Drilling in New Iberia, LA. His hobbies were golfing, hunting, including alligator, and fishing. He is survived by his wife Ginny, sons; Troy Smith and Teril(Veronika) Smith; Granddaughter Yana Smith Dej(Brano) and Tori Smith; Grandsons Nicholas and Vonn Smith; Great Granddaughter Lilly Dej; Sister Beverly S Ladner (Dewell); Nephews Yancy and Corey Ladner . Funeral services for Mr. Smith were 11:00 AM Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Visitation was from 9:30-11 before the funeral service. The Rev. Charles Moore officiated the services.


Earl Wayne Powell

Sep 15,2015

Earl Wayne Powell, 62, of Yazoo City past away at his residence Saturday September 12, 2015. A retired Yazoo City Police officer he was a member of short creek Baptist church. Survivors are his daughter; Michelle Powell, sons; Corey (Kate) Powell, & Andy Powell all of Yazoo City, 5 grandchildren, brothers; Joey (Karen) Powell & Michael Powell both of Yazoo City, & sister; Stephanie P/ (Bill) McGarrh of Memphis, Tn. Visitation will be Tuesday September 15 at Short Creek Baptist Church 4:00 P.M. until The 5:30P.M. Memorial service. Internment will follow in Short Creek Cemetery. Rev. James “Bubba” Cater will officiate. Pallbearers are; Sanford Horton, Randy Patterson, Jeremy Martin, Brent Martin, & Steve Martin. Family request in lieu of flowers that donations be made to defray funeral cost.


William H. Bell, Jr.

Sep 14,2015

William Hewes Bell, Jr. a resident of Prattville, AL, went to be with his Savior on September 10, 2015 at the age of 74. He faithfully served in the pastoral ministry for 45 years having served churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, and Missouri. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1963 and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS in 1969. He served Heritage Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, MO for 17 years from 1989-2006. After semi-retirement he and his wife Susan moved to Prattville, AL where he taught at Eastwood Christian School and Emerald Mountain Christian School. He served as interim pastor at First Presbyterian in Prattville from 2008-2010, where he remained on staff as assistant to the pastor until his death. He loved preaching and teaching the Word of God, and remained faithful to the scriptures and the reformed faith throughout his entire ministry. He loved the people of God that he served and was deeply loved by all. He married his wife of 46 years, Susan Remington of Bradenton, FL in 1969. He is survived by Susan and five grown children: Ginny Hensley (Randy) of Prattville, Julie Cavnar (Reid) of Prattville, Joel Bell (Jill) of Oxford, MS, Susanna Bahnak (Jason) of St. Louis, MO, and Stephen Bell (Kate) of St. Louis, MO, fifteen grandchildren,and sister Ginger Bell Cotten. Interment will be on Monday, September 14th at the Pocahontas cemetery in Pocahontas, MS at 3:00 pm. The memorial service will follow the next day at First Presbyterian Church in Prattville. Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 pm followed by the service which will be officiated by Pastor Bryant Hansen. Bill's wish is that any memorials be sent to Reformed Theological Seminary or to Reformed University Ministries of the Presbyterian Church in America.


Linda D. Collins

Sep 11,2015

Linda D. Collins, 71, of Vaughan passed away Tuesday September 8, 2015 at Oasis Health & Rehab Center in Yazoo City. A member of Center Ridge Baptist Church she was a homemaker. Survivors are her daughters Sherry Jenkins of Vaughan, Elizabeth Fowler of Sallisaw, OK, son; John L. Collins, Jr. of Yazoo City, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brothers; Leroy Roy Darling of Sacramento, CA, Marlin Darling of Woodbridge, CA, sisters; Doris Willis of Dixon, CA, & Janet Baldwyn of Sillisaw, OK. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel Friday September 11 with visitation beginning at 12:30 P.M. followed by services at 2:00 P.M. Internment will be in Center Ridge Cemetery.


Gloria H Sutherland

Sep 11,2015

Gloria H. Sutheralnd, 84, of Yazoo City passes away Wednesday September 9, 2015 at Oasis Health & Rehab Center. A retired Medical Secretary she was a communicate of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Survivors are her nieces Yvonne Traxler & Mary Plunkett both of Yazoo City. Graveside services will be Friday September 11 at 11:00 A.M. in Glenwood Cemetery. Father Savio will officiate.


Patty Christine Ogle

Sep 02,2015

Patty Christine Ogle, 71, of Bentonia passed away Monday August 31, 2015 at her daughter’s residence in Vicksburg. She was a homemaker and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic Church in Bentonia. Survivors are her sons James David (Melinda) Ogle of Bentonia, William Dale Ogle of Indianola, Gerald Wayne (Angela Renee) Ogle of Bentonia, & Darryl Gene (Tamara) Ogle of Hilo, HI, daughters; Susan Christine (Ronald) Gifford of Lakeland, FL, Jane Elizabeth (John) Parks of Vicksburg, 21 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, a sister Jane of Vicksburg & a brother Scott Elliott of Vicksburg. Sister Ogle was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Dale Ogle, grandchildren; Ronnie Gifford, John Paul Parks, Joseph Andrew Ogle, & Dakota Ogle,& by her grand[parents David & Christine Fox. Visitation will be Tuesday September 1 at Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic Church on Highway 49, Bentonia 6:00 P.M. until with services Wednesday at The Church at 2:00 P.M. with internment in Shiloh Cemetery located next to the Church. Elder David Ogle, Elder Gerald Ogle, Elder John Parks, & Elder Ron Gifford will officiate the Services. Pallbearers will be her grandsons; Peter Gifford, Dave Ogle, John Michael Ogle, Gary Ogle, Willie Ogle, Millard Parks, & Rogers Evens, Jr.


Dewitt Andrew Dixon

Aug 29,2015

DeWitt Andrew Dixon of Benton was welcomed into heaven on August 20, 2015. DeWitt was born on April 21, 1934 to Sim James (Tot) and Vesta (Broadfoot) Dixon in Vaughan, Mississippi. On July 6, 1954 he married his high school sweetheart, Guyla Vaughan. They were married 61 years. He is survived by his wife Guyla; their sons Andy Dixon (Becky), of Greenville, and Charlie Dixon (Ceil), of Florence. He was the proud and much loved grandfather “Deda” of Drew Dixon (Kathey), of Starkville, Adam Dixon (Ashley), of Yazoo City, and Catherine Wilson (Drew) of Batesville. His sister, Ellen Dixon Mosby, of Natchez, sister-in-law Virginia Dixon, of Vaughan, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, also survive him. He was very loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Sim James Dixon, Jr. (S.J.) and sister Thalia Ruth Blain. DeWitt attended and graduated from Benton High School in Benton, Mississippi. He attended Millsaps College before transferring to Mississippi State University. There he received a degree in Animal Husbandry in 1957. While at Mississippi State, DeWitt was President of his graduating class, as well as one of the founding members of the Block and Bridal Club. After working a year at Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Services, DeWitt began his 40-year career with Mississippi Chemical Corporation. While at Mississippi Chemical, DeWitt was the director of domestic and foreign sales, which allowed him to travel to many interesting places around the world. He was an active member of Benton United Methodist Church where he held numerous leadership positions. Along with a group of men and women from the community, he founded Benton Academy in 1969. He and his family viewed education as an essential part of life. He was Chairman of the Board for 18 years and continued to love and support Benton Academy throughout his life. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 29th at 2:00 in the afternoon at Benton United Methodist Church in Benton, Mississippi. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Benton United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.


Victor Edwin Steen

Aug 28,2015

Victor Edwin Steen, 52, of Yazoo City passed awat Wednesday August 26, 2015 at his residence. A Baptist he was an Electrician. Survivors are his daughter; Ashley Victoria Steen, granddaughter; Addison Steen both of Denver, Co, father; James Ed Steen of Yazoo City, & his companion; Eula Mae Jenkins of Yazoo City. Services will be Friday August 28 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home, visitation 10:00 A.M. Until the Funeral Service at 12:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Jeff Dixon will officiate. Pallbearers are; Billy Jenkins, Bubba Jenkins, Kevin Jenkins, Steve Dixon, Pee Wee Carpenter & Jeff Carpenter.


Harrison Pittman, Jr.

Aug 25,2015

Dr. Harrison Pittman, Jr., finished his God given life on Friday, August 21, 2015 at St. Catherine’s Nursing Home in Madison. Dr. Pittman was born in Memphis, TN on September 3, 1933 to the late Major H.V. Pittman and Ruth Mauzy Pittman. Harrison graduated from Little Rock High School in 1951. He then entered Vanderbilt University. During his time at Vanderbilt he was a charter member of the ROTC program and was commissioned second Lieutenant Army Security Agency and later inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame after he was asked in 1991, to be the guest of honor speaker at Vanderbilt University ROTC’s celebration of the 75th anniversary of Army ROTC in the United States. He was also involved in the Kappa Sigma Fraternity from which he formed life long friendships that evolved into yearly reunions and get-togethers to cheer on the Commodores. He graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geology and Chemistry. He attended Peabody College and The University of Arkansas to complete additional studies prior to entrance at the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry, Memphis, TN. He graduated from there in 1959 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. After completion of Basic Officer’s training at Fort Sam Houston, he was commissioned First Lieutenant and assigned as a Dental Officer, 469th Medical Detachment, 1st Battle Gp, 8th Calvary, Korea & DENTAC, Fort Sill, OK After returning from Korea, He completed residency in Anesthesiology at John Gaston Hospital, Memphis, TN He then began practicing general dentistry and hospital anesthesiology in NC and later SC. He was also a Dental Officer with the 3257th USAR, Garrison, Morgantown, NC; 333rd Medical Detachment, Savannah, GA; 385th Medical Detachment, Florence, SC. He then settled with his family in Yazoo City, MS, where he practiced office dental surgery and hospital anesthesia in Yazoo and several surrounding hospitals. He then opened Mid-South Dental Center. He was one of the first dentists to do advertising on TV in this area and also opened one-day denture service locations in Yazoo City and Jackson, MS. He was a Commander, 354th Medical Detachment, USAR, in Jackson, MS from 1968-1972. From 1972-1975, he was an Oral Surgeon, 305th Field Hospital, USAR, Gulfport, MS. His final Assignment with the Army was as Dental Surgeon, Headquarters, 213th Medical Brigade, Jackson, MS from 1988 to 1993, where he retired as Brigadier General after 42 years of continuous service with the United States Army and Army Reserves. While practicing dentistry full time, he also attended Jackson Reform Theological Seminary for several years working on courses toward a Theological Degree. After retiring from dentistry, he began practicing part time at the Cary Christian Health Center in Cary, MS. He and his son also owned a group of small businesses in the Delta area. He and his family attended First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City, MS where he was actively involved in the choir. After moving to St. Catherine’s Retirement Village in Madison, MS in 2014, he became involved with Madison United Methodist Church. Harrison was an avid hunter his whole life and at the age of 70 took up playing golf. He loved to study and read history and literature, especially poetry. He had a natural curiosity and eagerness to learn new things. He had a quick wit and a broad wealth of knowledge that he enjoyed sharing with others. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth & Major H.V. Pittman and sister, Marion Owen. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara Schoonover Pittman; son, Harrison V. Pittman (Limeul); daughter, Allison Pittman; brother, Judge John M. Pittman (Carolyn); and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City, MS on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be before the service at the Church from 9:30-11. Stricklin-King Funeral home will handle the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Madison Method


Frank Hyman Thurman

Aug 22,2015

Frank H. Thurman (November 11, 1934 – August 19, 2015) Frank Thurman, 80, of Bentonia, Mississippi, died August 19, 2015, at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland, Mississippi, surrounded by his family. Visitation is Friday afternoon from 5 until 7, with the Order of Eastern Star Service beginning at 7, at Stricklin King Funeral Home, 718 Calhoun Avenue, Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194. On Saturday morning, a brief visitation preceding the service will begin at 9 and the funeral will start at 10, all at Ogden Baptist Church, 6530 Highway 433 West, Bentonia, Mississippi 39040. He will be laid to rest in the Ogden Baptist Cemetery with Masonic Rights being conducted at graveside. Frank was born on November 11, 1934, in Huttig, Arkansas, to the late Henry Thurman and the late Florence Freeman Thurman. A graduate of Strong High School, Frank served his country in the Army from 1953 until 1956. In 1957, Frank began his career with International Paper, Natchez. On August 1, 1959, he married his first love, E. Janette Gullett Thurman. They enjoyed 39 years of marriage that included two devoted daughters. In 1967, as International Paper Company in Vicksburg, Mississippi was being built, Frank transferred his family first to Vicksburg and then to Yazoo County. His family grew with the additions of sons in law and grandsons. After Janette’s death, Frank met “a beautiful red head” and fell in love again. He married Carmen Stevens Thurman on August 10, 1999. Again, his family grew to include two sons in love, two daughters in love and more grandsons and granddaughters. After 10 years of marriage, Carmen went Home to her Heavenly reward. Twice widowed, Daddy Frank (as his grandchildren called him) has been a loving and giving father, grandfather, son and brother. After 45 years, Frank retired from International Paper in 2004. He continued to enjoy his hobbies of building homes and barns; documenting family gatherings and local events; hunting and fishing; as well as, restoring his prized 1949 Chevrolet pickup truck. 50 Year Member of Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 2, Natchez, Mississippi. Worthy Patron of Yazoo Chapter No. 141 OES, Yazoo City, Mississippi Sentinel of Canton Chapter No. 58 OES, Canton, Mississippi Former member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, Bentonia, Mississippi Current Member of Ogden Baptist Church, Bentonia, Mississippi Survivors include his daughters: Stacy (Jeffrey) Potter of Danville, Illinois, and Melinda (Allen) Ryan of Bentonia, Mississippi; his sons in love: Mike (Jenni) Germain of Bentonia, Mississippi, and David (Dana) Germain of Pearl, Mississippi; his grandsons: Joseph (Lauren) Potter of Bolton, Tennessee, Jonathan (Brittney) Potter of Memphis, Tennessee, Dustin (April) Ryan of Brandon, Mississippi, Michael Germain and Kaylan Germain of Bentonia, Mississippi; his granddaughters: Danielle Germain and Lakyn Germain of Pearl; his brother: Earl “Buddy” Thurman of Louann, Arkansas; his sisters: Grace Thurman Calhoun of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Charlotte (Lee Roy) Pratt of Urbana, Arkansas, Joan Thurman Tauton of Warren, Arkansas, Paula (Lorin) McLoud of Warren, Arkansas, and Janis (Robert) Mollerberg, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; his brothers-in-law: Donnie (Jonette) Gullett of Jennings, Louisiana, and Robert (Roslyn) Stevens, Jr. of Bentonia, Mississippi; his sisters-in-law: Betty (Paulette) Gullett of Jefferson, Louisiana, Mary Ellen Mobley Stevens of Bentonia, Mississippi, Beth Smathers Stevens of Raymond, Mississippi, Kanita Stevens Ashley of Bentonia, Mississippi and Rosella (“Mac”) McMurry of Bentonia, Mississippi; and a host of nieces of nephews.


Judith Ann "Judy" Casner Ferrell

Aug 15,2015

Ms. Judith Ann Casner Ferrell, age 76, died peacefully under hospice care August 7, 2015, in Ridgeland, Mississippi after suffering a stroke the week prior. She is survived by her sister, Jeanne Manor, of Benton, MS and 5 of her 6 children, Craig O’Reilly, Jr., of Pickens, MS; Lynne Grimaldi of Estero, FL; Lisa Bridges of Yazoo City, MS; Paula Sartin of Rossville, TN: John O’Reilly of Pickens, MS; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, all of whom she adored. Additionally, she leaves behind many dear friends she considered her extended family, and her sweet companion and pampered cat, Sunshine. She is preceded in death by her parents, J.L. and Dorothy Casner, and her son, David O’Reilly. Ms. Ferrell was born on May 26, 1939 in Jersey Shore, PA and moved with her family to the Yazoo City area during childhood. She graduated Valedictorian of her class at Benton High School in 1957. She worked as a rural letter carrier for 25 years before retiring from the US Post Office in 2002. For the last several years, she delighted in serving as the librarian for Central Holmes Christian School. Ms. Ferrell was an avid reader, antique collector, bargain hunter, talented seamstress, and absolutely loved hummingbirds! She also enjoyed sharing her wit and passion for life with family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Midway United Methodist Church in Benton, MS, on August 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Afterwards, immediate family will share a private graveside ceremony. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Shreveport, LA.


Mary Ruth Williamson

Aug 11,2015

Mary Ruth Williamson, 84, of Vaiden formerly of Tinsley passed away Sunday August 9, 2015 at The Vaiden Nursing Home. A homemaker she was a member of Tinsley Baptist Church. Survivors are her son; Clay Williamson of Yazoo City, daughters; Teresa W. Bowerman of Hockley, TX & Donna Luke of Carrollton, MS, 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, brother; John Fendley of Nevada, sisters; Hazel Dudgeon of Tennessee, & Mildred Finley of Georgia. Mrs. Williamson was preceded in death by her husband; Paul E. Williamson, sons; Randall Williamson, & Barron Williamson. Visitation will be Tuesday August 11 starting at 9:00 A.M. followed by services at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel of Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Grave side services will be conducted at 5:00 P.M. in Helen Kriger Cemetery in Munford, TN. Rev. Kerry Burrough will officiate.


James "Jim" Morgan Holland

Jul 29,2015

James “Jim” Morgan Holland, 71, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday July 25, 2015 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A supervisor at the AOP Plant at Mississippi Chemical Corp. and a Baptist. Survivors are his wife; Vivian A. Holland, son; James Morgan “Jamie” (Barbera) Holland , Jr of Bentonia, daughter; Daina Lynn (Doug) Cowart of Ridgeland, grandchildren; Swayze Holland, Arery Holland, Brenda Nicolson & Ashton Cowart, great grandchildren; Mason Nicholson & Anniston Holland, brothers; Ronnie (Janan) Holland of Ocean Springs, MS, Ricky (Hilda) Holland of Yazoo City, sister Connie (Lonnie) Kight and his mother Marie Holland of Yazoo City. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 28 at Stricklin-King 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. with services Wednesday July 29 at 10:00 A.M. at The Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in The Midway Baptist Church Cemetery.


Bobby Joe Bailey

Jul 28,2015

Bobby Joe Bailey, 76, of Bentonia passed away Sunday July 26, 2015 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Retired from The Construction Industry he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife; Barbara Bailey of Yazoo City, daughters; Twilia (Allen) Sanders of Bentonia, Lynn (Mark) Pickett of Florence, MS, Tammie Wilkinson (Kevin) Smith of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Josh Graves, Tamara Martin, Rob Pickett, Jessica Alexander, Hunter Wilkinson, Spencer Wilkinson. Brianna Smith, & Frances Smith, & 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Joe Bailey, mother; Sibby Creel Bailey, & sister; Bonnie Wadford. Visitation will be Tuesday July 28 beginning at 9:30 A.M. followed by funeral services at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Pallbearers are Josh Graves, Rob Pickett, Hunter Wilkinson, Spencer Wilkinson, Justin Alexander, & Scott McCoy.


Stephen D. Eakes

Jul 25,2015

Stephen D. Eakes, 67, of Bentonia passed away at his residence Thursday July23, 2015. He was an Air Force Veteran of The Vietnam War, had been employed in the construction industry, and was a Baptist. Survivors are his wife; Carolyn Eakes, daughters Sheila Booker & Linda Harber all of Bentonia, 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, sister: Jenny Dallas of Milton, FL, & brother; Eric Eakes of Pace, FL Mr. Eakes was preceded in death by his son William A. Twiner, Jr. and his daughter; Theresa Lynn Worthy. Visitation will be Saturday July 25 beginning at 9:30 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. service at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in the Twiner Family Cemetery near 2648 Anding Oil City Rd. Rev. Danny Berry will officiate. Pallbearers are; Michael Saxton, Shane Saxton, Colby Booker, Billy Worthy, William Twiner, & Chad Stevens.


Steven Leslie Hood

Jul 23,2015

Steven Leslie Hood, 45, of Kennesaw, GA passed away Sunday July 19, 2015 at his residence. He was the Managing Service Technician at Signal Point and a Baptist. Survivors are his son; Cody Allen Hood & Dustin Lane Hood both of Calera, AL, parents; Leslie & Joyce Hood of Yazoo City, sister; Susan (Richard) Coker of Hernando, MS, Niece; Mallory Steed Chandler of Cleveland, MS, nephews; Bradley Sneed & Ty Coker of Hernando, MS. Visitation will be Wednesday July 22 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. with services Thursday July 23 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Internment will follow in Midway Baptist Cemetery. Rev. David Humphries will officiate. Pallbearers are; John Coker, Sean King, Charlie Ward, Jim Hood, Joe Ashley, & Bill Harris.


Patricia Hancock Dye

Jul 22,2015

Patricia Hancock Dye, 61, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday July 18, 2015 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. She was a homemaker and of the Church of God faith. Survivors are her son; Jason Dye of Yazoo City, 1 granddaughter, mother; Lois Hancock of Yazoo City, and brother; Ronnie (Vilman) Hancock of Yazoo City Visitation and services will be Wednesday July 22 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will start at 9:30 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. funeral service. Rev Matt Clark will officiate. Internment will follow in Concord Baptist Cemetery.


Merry Monday Ward

Jul 21,2015

Merry M. Ward, 66, of Benton passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. A Homemaker she was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Merry was a loving wife, mother & grandmother. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Survivors are; her husband; Bobby G. Ward, Sr., son; Bobby G. (Heather) Ward, Jr. of Benton, daughter; Dixie Melinda (Marty) Ellington of Conroe, TX, grandchildren; Hillary Ellington (Will) Rogers, Bethany Ward,Joby Ellington, & Gracie Ward, she was also anticipating the birth of her great granddaughter; Merry Drucilla “Dru” Rogers, brothers; James T. Monday of Rolling Fork, Rueben S. Monday of Benton, sisters; Georgia Ann Hood of Midway, Betty Blackmon of Canton & Debbie Lockhart of Pace, FL. Visitation will be Tuesday July 21 at Midway Baptist Church followed by services at 11:00 A.M. At the Church, with internment in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Damon Monday, Paul Hood, Jr., Josh Hardy, Joby Ellington, Will Rogers, David Malone, & Joey Hogue.


Pauline Raymond Jones

Jul 18,2015

Pauline Raymond Jones, 79, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Sunday July 12, 2015. She was a homemaker and a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughters; Rosemary Willard of Yazoo City, Sarah Creel of Louise, MS, Helen Creel of Louise, MS, & Dorothy Horton of Isola, MS, son; Chester Jones of Ports Mouth, VA, 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband: Toby Jones, daughter; Daisy Jones, son: Donny Ray Jones, grandson; James William Guthrie, Jr, & great grandson Hunter Gage Jones. Memorial Services will be held at the family residence 5426 Myrleville Rd Saturday July 18 at 2:00 P.M.


Sarah Louise White Parker

Jul 17,2015

Sarah Louise White Parker , 92, passed away on July 9, 2015, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. She was born on March 31, 1923, in Yazoo County to John Canaday White and Josephine Collins Slaton White. She was the last survivor in a blended family of thirteen children, all lovingly known as brothers and sisters. She was a retired manager of Ratner's Ladies Wear in Yazoo City. In retirement, she enjoyed working at the Christian Service Center at First Baptist Church of Yazoo City and tending a beautiful flower garden at her home. Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Riley Parker in June, 1981, and by her son, Charles Barry Parker in December, 2001. She is survived by her son, Larry G. Parker and his wife, Glenda, of Jackson, MS., her daughter-in-law, Dot Taylor Parker, of Canton, GA., two grandaughters, Penny Parker Nordin (Lars) of Woodstock, GA. and Susan Parker Bryant (Jeff) of Tupelo, MS., two grandsons, Charles Bradley Parker (Marlyn) of Canton, GA., and John Riley Parker (Cassidy) of Yokosuka, Japan, five great grandchildren, Caleb and Cara Parker of Canton, GA., Sarah Beth Bryant of Tupelo, MS., and Lukas and Wyatt Nordin of Woodstock, GA.. She is also survived by a host of loving nieces and nephews and many special friends. Visitation will be Friday, July 17 from 12:30 until 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS., followed by funeral services in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Brad Parker, John Parker, Caleb Parker, Lars Nordin, Jeff Bryant and Grady Fielder. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Yazoo City, 328 Grand Avenue, Yazoo City, MS. , 39194.


JoAnn P. Broocks

Jul 17,2015

JoAnn P. Broocks,81, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Tuesday July 14, 2015. A homemaker she was a member of St, Johns United Methodist Church. Survivors are her son; Johnny Broocks of Ridgeland, MS and sister Billie Jo Bell of Bruce, MS She was preceded in death by her husband; Frank J. Broocks, Sr., son Frank J. “Bill” J. Broocks, Jr. and brother; James H. Pennington. Services will be Friday July 17 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation at 9:30 A. M. until the 11:00 A.M. funeral. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery Rev. Wayne Johnson will officiate. Pallbearers are; Jeffery Broocks, Jonathan Broocks, Spencer Broocks, Christopher Broocks, Matthew Registher, Bryan Registher, Kevin Camp, & Joe Pennington


Louise Hull Mott

Jul 14,2015

Louise Hull Mott (Mrs. Norman Albert Mott, Jr.) died Monday, July 13, 2015 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi after a brief illness. Mrs. Mott had been an independent resident of The Orchard in Ridgeland, MS since 2012. Mrs. Mott was born December 23, 1924 in Nashville, Tennessee to Ruth Tarpley and Charles David Hull of Yazoo City, Mississippi. Mrs. Mott graduated from Yazoo City High School where she was cheerleader, Homecoming Queen, and a member of the ladies’ basketball team. She was also a member of the National Honor Society. She attended Mississippi State College for Women (MSCW) for two years where she was a member of Lockhearts and Hottentots. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a member of Pi Beta Phi and served as pledge trainer. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School, was a Women’s Circle leader and teacher, and a youth group leader. Mrs. Mott was president of the Yazoo Junior Auxiliary, and served also as president of Ricks Library Board, the Triangle Cultural Center board and the Ladies’ Golf Association. She served as secretary-treasurer of the Yazoo Historical Society. She loved the game of golf and her regular table of bridge with long time friends. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Norman ; one daughter Deery Mott Walker (Harry M.) of Jackson; two sons, Norman A. Mott III (Mary Ann) of New Orleans and Tarpley Semmes Mott (Patrice) of New York City; four granddaughters, Anna Walker Sullivan (John Warren) of Birmingham, Alabama; Julia Mott Glaser (Brad) of New Orleans; Joanna Mott of Jackson; Allison Mott Turner (Ross) of Corpus Christi, Texas; two grandsons, Will Walker (Caroline) of Birmingham, Alabama; James Mott of New Orleans; and one great-great grandson, Harrison Spence Walker of Birmingham, Alabama. Visitation is Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetary. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of First Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be sent to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39701; First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 61, Yazoo City, MS 39194; French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745 or a charity of choice.


Jo Ann Wilburn

Jul 11,2015

Jo Ann Turner Wilburn, Age 83, died July 8, 2015 at North Sunflower Medical Center. Jo Ann was born on April 7, 1932 in Yazoo City, MS. She was the oldest daughter of Stella Smith Turner and Ross Macon Turner. She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, William Wyche Wilburn, and her parents. Jo Ann graduated with Honors from Yazoo City High School. While attending Yazoo City High School Jo Ann was Miss Yazoo High, Captain of the State Girl's Championship Basketball team and editor of the school annual. She attended Mississippi State College for Women for one year and was a member of the Lockhearts Social Club. In 1951 Jo Ann was selected as Miss Hospitality of Mississippi. She attended Ole Miss for two years where she was a varsity cheerleader, a Favorite and Sweetheart of Sigma Chi. She was also a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Jo Ann left Ole Miss to marry her Mississippi State man. Jo Ann proudly graduated from Mississippi College at the age of 39 and promptly joined the original faculty of Manchester Academy where she taught fourth grade for 30 years. She was elected in 2013 to the Manchester Academy Hall of Fame. As a teacher she will be remembered by her students for reading books to the class daily and introducing them to the Witch of Yazoo. She always enjoyed seeing "one of her little Fourth Graders" anywhere she went. Jo Ann served as President of the Sarah Woolwine Circle of the Kings Daughters Hospital and served as a Brownie Troop Leader. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and served as Church Pianist for many years. Her love of the piano was notable and she played daily. Jo Ann is survived by her four daughters; Dr. Ruth Wilburn, wife of Dr. Don Jackson of Olive Branch, MS, Stacy (Stan) West of Starkville, MS, Joanna Wilburn of Olive Branch, MS and Sally Ross (Roger) Davis of Ruleville, MS. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Carter Wyche (Lauren) West, Katie West, Kelli West, Turner Davis and Mason Davis and two sisters, Sally Turner (Bill) Walker of Jackson, MS and Stella Turner Melton of Yazoo City, MS. The visitation will be on Friday July 10, 2015 at the First Methodist Church of Yazoo City, MS from 5 - 7 pm with services to follow on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10:00 am. The family requests that any memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.


Evelyn L. Hinson

Jul 09,2015

Evelyn L. Hinson, 75, of Yazoo city passed away Tuesday July 7, 2015 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. A Homemaker she was a member of Benton Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughters, Patty (John) Fletcher of Yazoo City, Marie (Jaime) of El Paso, TX, sons; Ricky (Tiffany) Hinson of Brandon, Steven Hinson, Sr. of Yazoo City, 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, brothers; Dennis Christopher of Cherokee, AL, Baynon Christopher of Byram, AL, sisters; Doris Casey of Toxie, AL, Ruby Newborne of Mobile, AL & Nell Prince of Bentonia. Visitation will be Thursday July 9 beginning at 1:00 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. service at Benton Baptist Church. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.


Kathryn Lynn Burnett

Jul 07,2015

Mrs. Kathryn Lynn Wilson Burnett passed away at age 83 on Sunday, July 5th, 2015, at Martha Coker Green Homes in Yazoo City, with her husband at her side. Lynn was born on April 15, 1932, to Walter Lynn (Mike) and Beulah Mills Wilson in Vaughan, Mississippi. She lived in Vaughan throughout her early life and high school, making lifelong friendships. On August 27th, 1950, Lynn married Marshall Burnett, Jr. at Black Jack Baptist Church in Vaughan. In 1953 Lynn and Marshall moved to Durham, North Carolina, where Marshall was a student at Duke University Divinity School. While there, Lynn was the personal secretary for Dr. Shelton Smith, Dean of the Graduate School of Religion. A skilled pianist and gracious hostess, she supported Marshall throughout his ministry with the United Methodist Churches at D'Lo, Shiloh, Benton, Rolling Fork, Tylertown, Purvis, Richton, USM Wesley Foundation, Christ UMC in Jackson, Florence, Flora, and Crossgates in Brandon. She also worked for various physicians, and then in the accounting department at USM and at the United Methodist Children's Home in Jackson. Lynn was a devoted mother and grandmother for whom faith and family were the most important aspects of life. She was an avid gardener and a wonderful baker who loved to share what she made with others. Lynn will be remembered by all she touched as a generous and kind presence in their lives. Lynn is preceded in death by her parents, Walter Lynn and Beulah Mills Wilson and her brother, Joe Frank Wilson. She is survived by her husband Marshall, her four children: Walter Burnett, his wife Marilyn, and their two sons, John and Andrew. Carol Burnett and her husband Jeremy Eisler, and their two children, Hannah and Daniel. Lillie Burnett. Ben Burnett his wife Denice, and their son Lane. Lynn’s brother's children: Kathy Ledbetter, her husband David, their three children and grandchildren. Cynthia Ledbetter, her husband Leslie, their daughter and grandson. John Kinch Wilson, his wife Sharon, their two children and grandchildren. Lynn and Marshall would have celebrated their 65th anniversary this August. Visitation is Tuesday, July 7th, 2015, at 1:00pm, followed by the service at 3:00 pm, at Black Jack Baptist Church in Vaughan, Mississippi. Burial will be at Black Jack Baptist Church Cemetery following the service. Memorials can be sent in lieu of flowers to Moore Community House, P.O. Box 204, Biloxi, Mississippi 39533.


Margaret Purvis

Jun 24,2015

Margaret Purvis, 83 of Mechanicsburg passed away Friday June 19, 2015 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was a bookkeeper for Gibson Discount Stores in Laurel, MS and a member of First Baptist Church of Satartia. Survivors are her son; Robert “Bob” Purvis of Mechanicsburg & John L. Purvis, Jr. of Benson, NC, 8 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, brothers; Billy Berberette of Virginia, Robert Berberette Of Scottshill, TN, & Jimmy Berberette of Saucier, MS. Mrs. Purvis was preceded in death by her husband John L. Purvis, Sr.,daughter; Linda Diane Purvis, & Son Timmy Wayne Purvis. Services will be Wednesday June 24 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel, visitation 9:30 until the funeral at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in the Mechanicsburg Community. Rev. Paul Stupka & rev. Steven Howell will officiate.


Bettye Clark

Jun 22,2015

Bettye Clark, 87 of Yazoo City passed away Thursday June 18, 2015 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was a Medical Technician at King’s Daughters Hospital and a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church. Survivors are her daughter Betty Lou ( Hugh) Durham of Yazoo City, sons Joe F.( Joyce) Clark, III of Walnut Grove, MS, & Robert F. (Lee Ann) Clark of Cary, MS, 6 grandchildren & 8 great grandchildren Visitation will be Monday June 22 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 A.M. Graveside service in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Wayne Johnson will officiate.


Mary Lillian Green

Jun 20,2015

Mary Lillian Green, 93, of Flora passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Ms Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Mrs. Green was a member of First Baptist Church of Flora. She was a homemaker for many years. Lillian is survived by her daughter Carolyn Green Thrasher of Flora, sons; Bobby K. Green (Melanie) of Flora, Donnie Green (Teresa) of Flora, Charles Green (Carol) of Canton, Roger Green of Ridgeland, Mike Green (Janice) of Flora, and Jerry Green (Linda) of Flora, 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and sister Nannie Foster of Baton Rouge. She is preceded in death by her grandson Joey Thrasher, granddaughter Tonya Thrasher, and husband Alvin Kenneth Green. Funeral services for Mrs. Green will be a graveside in Flora City Cemetery Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be prior to the graveside from 10-11 at First Baptist Church of Flora. The Rev. Gil Powell will conduct the services. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle all arrangements.


Charline Barnett

Jun 08,2015

Charline P. Barnett, 72, of Lexington formerly of Yazoo City passed away Saturday June 6, 2015 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was employed by Southern Bag Corp and a School Bus Driver. She was a Baptist. Survivors are her daughters; Mary Ray, Charlotte Seay, Bobbie Payne all of Yazoo City, & Emma Barnett of Higden, AR, sisters Francis Harrison, & Barbara Allen of Yazoo City, Brother Van Parker also of Yazoo City. 11 grandchildren & 17 great grandchildren. Charline was preceded in death by her husband; Bobby Eugene Barnett & son; Jasper W. Barnett. Visitation will be Monday June 8 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home at 10:00 A. M. until The 11:00 A.M. Graveside service in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Gary Henderson will officiate.


Sally Engleman

Jun 07,2015

Sally Engleman, 62, of Eden passed away at her residence Friday June 6, 2015. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Holmes County. Survivors are her husband; Henry Engleman, daughters; Lisa Easterling, Elizabeth Ann Engleman, son; Henry L. Engleman all of Eden, grandchildren; Christine & Wesley Easterling, Lottie Richardson, Brandie Brown, Kapin, Ellisa, & Chevy Engleman, & Christopher Jarrett, & 4 great grandchildren. Sally was preceded in death by her son; Aaron Leslie “Bubba” Engleman. Graveside services are Sunday June 7 at 2:00 P.M. in the Engleman Family Cemetery in Eden. Rev. Gage Hynum will officiate.


Jessie J Walker, Sr

Jun 06,2015

Jessie J. Walker, Sr, 78 of Bentonia passed away Friday June 5, 2015 at The G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. He was retired from the Oil Field, A Member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, and a U.S. Army Veteran. Survivors are his sons Jessie J. Walker, Jr.,& Aubrey (Tracey) Walker both of Bentonia, grandchildren; Jessica, Lindsay, Adam, Kimberly, Colton, Blaine, Allie, & Grayson, great grandchildren; Layton, Anna, & Carter, sisters; Carolyn Williams, Tressie McGraw both of Bentonia, & Emily Kight of Memphis, TN. Jessie was preceded in death by his parents; Joseph & Connie Mae Walker, and daughter; Cora Jean Martin. Visitation & services will be Saturday June 6 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation begins at 9:30 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Rev. Paul Stupka will officiate.


Larry Kent Pickell, Jr.

Jun 05,2015

Larry Kent Pickell, Jr, 31, of Brandon passed away Sunday May 31, 2015 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Formerly of Yazoo City he was a mechanic. Survivors are his son; Javen Pickell of Byram, parents; Larry & Connie Pickell of Brandon, brother; Chris Pickell of Greenville, sisters; Renee Pickell of Brandon, & Trista Boles of Brandon, nephews; Jaylin Pickell, Jaden Pickell, Donevan O’Banner, Ayden Boyles, & Bryson Boles. Visitation will be Thursday June 4 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King with services Friday June 5 at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King . Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery


Larry S. Bloom, Sr.

May 30,2015

Larry S. Bloom, Sr., 65, of Yazoo City passed away Wednesday May 27, 2015 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was The South East Regional Manager for RelTec and a member of Short Creek Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Kathlene, sons; Larry “Spike” (Shannon) Bloom, Jr. of Duck Hill, MS, & Matthew Bloom of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Hannah Kalen & Ashlynd Bloom, brother; Lanny K. (Jan) Bloom of Benton, & sister; Linda S. Bloom of Pensacola, FL. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; Willard & Myrtis Bloom Visitation will be Friday May 29 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with services Saturday May 30 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with internment in Short Creek Cemetery. Rev. Bill Hutto will officiate. Pall bears are Herman Jones, Greg Horne, Johnny “Boy” Freeman, James Welburn, Jim Welburn, George Twiner, & Ed Wilkes.


Elaine Page

May 29,2015

Elaine Page, 65, of Yazoo City passed away Wednesday May 27, 2015 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Survivors are her husband; James Page, daughters; Izzybelle Sherman of Southhaven, MS, Heather (Joseph) Cockerham of Texas, Norma Littell & Jason Page of Bentonia, brother; Butch Meador of Alaska, grandchildren; Samuel Jata Fowler, Tammi LeAnn Thrasher, Tony James Thrasher, Joe Cockerham, & Shawn Sherman. Visitation will be Thursday May 28 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with services Friday May 29 at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.


Wilma Faye Payton Busby

May 25,2015

Wilma Faye Peyton Busby, 83, of the Phoenix community in Yazoo County passed away at her residence Friday May 22, 2015. She was a school Music Teacher and a member of Ogden Baptist Church. Survivors are her grandchildren; Lora (Donald) Scoby & Joshua Busby both of Bentonia, 4 grandchildren; Houston Scoby, Olivia Scoby, Gavin Scoby, & Easton Scoby, and a sister; Nita Burrough of Michigan. Mrs. Busby was preceded in death by her husband; Davis Busby, & son; Rodney Busby. Visitation will be Monday May 25 9:30 A.M. until the Service at 11:00 A.M. at Ogden Baptist Church. Internment will follow in the Church cemetery.


Gilbert Ray Arrington, Sr.

May 24,2015

Gilbert Ray Arrington Jr., 71, of Denver North Carolina passed away of lung cancer at Novant Health in Huntersville North Carolina on May 2, 2015. He is survived by son, Gil Arrington, his daughter-in-law, Laura Arrington, his two grandchildren, Parker and Addison, of Mobile, AL, and sisters Kathleen Griffin of Yazoo City and Janice Russell of Denver North Carolina. A small graveside service will be held on Sunday May 24, 2015 at 2 pm at the Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, services have been entrusted to Stricklin-King Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project. Dr. Clint Ritchie will officiate.


Dr. Marion L. Sigrest

May 23,2015

Dr. Marion Lane Sigrest, 85, died May 19, 2015 at Baptist Medical Center Yazoo. Formerly King’s Daughters Hospital, Dr. Sigrest patrolled its halls for over fifty years, so this was like dying at home among family. Visitation is Friday from 58 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City. The funeral service is Saturday at 11:00 a.m., also at First Presbyterian with Rev. Sam Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the cemetery in Flora, MS, all under the direction of StricklinKing Funeral Home. Marion Sigrest was born on July 26, 1929 in Flora, MS to Dr. Ernest A. and Myrtle Lane Sigrest. He graduated from Flora High School in 1947, joined the Navy Reserve, and served until 1949. After attending Millsaps College for one year, he married Sarastelle Jones of Jackson, MS in May 1951. They settled in Oklahoma City, OK and he worked at his Uncle Marion Lane’s auto dealership selling used cars. By the time three of his four children had been born, he made a decision for himself and his family that he never stopped urging on scores of young people throughout his entire life, “go make something of your life.” Moving his family back to Mississippi and with much support from his wife Sarastelle who worked in drafting and mapping for an engineering firm then the Highway Department, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Millsaps College in 1958, followed by a Doctor of Medicine degree for the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1962. After a Family Practice Internship in Savannah, GA, the Sigrest family settled in Yazoo City in 1963. Thus began a family medicine practice spanning fiftythree years, caring for untold thousands of patients, touching successive generations of entire families. He was preceded in death by parents E.A. and Myrtle (Lane) Sigrest, brothers E.A. Sigrest, Jr. and J.B. Sigrest, and sister Noreen Neeley. He is survived by his wife of sixtytwo years Sarastelle J. Sigrest; daughters Marian (Julian) Hill of Tupelo, Cynthia (William “B”) McGraw of Hattiesburg, and Elizabeth (Hank) Remington of Yazoo City, son Sam Sigrest of Yazoo City, brother Bob R. (Edie) Sigrest of Jackson, sister Glynn (Rudy) Roberson of Rolesville, NC, as well as the nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren that he absolutely adored. Serving as pallbearers: grandsons Eric Remington, Patrick Remington, Jeffrey Remington, and Bryant Hill. Also Connie Sprinkell, David Fleming, and Todd Sigrest. The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to Blair E. Batson Hospital For Children. Known as “Sonny” to those closest, “Doc” to friends and neighbors, “Little Doc” to those few he let get away with it, “Daddy” and “Grandaddy” to those dearest, Dr. Sigrest embodied and lived out what was written shortly after he began his life’s work. The modern version of the Hippocratic Oath was penned in 1964, just after Marion Sigrest embarked on an astonishingly fruitful and meaningful medical career. One portion states, “I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.” His final advice to a budding young doctor recently was, “Treat the patient, not the disease.” Thanks Doc, you’ll be missed.


Margie Geraldine Crimm

May 23,2015

Margie "Jerry" McIntyre Crimm was born August 6, 1921 in Gravelly, AR to Walter and Vera Ferry McIntyre pasedd away Thursday May 21, 2015 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. She loved her Lord and was a member od Southside Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, neddle work , and her flowers. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Melvin Curtis Crimm, sons; Jimmy and Gerald crimm, and 2 grandchildren, her parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. She is Survived by her daughters; Linda (Bob) Coker of Yazoo City, Paulette (Glynn) Gordon of Holly Bluff, Mary Lue (Neal) Riley of Madison, Patsy (Tommy) Taylor of Pinola, Tammy (Jackie) Edmonds of Tinsley, 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. Special Thanks to Martha Coker Green Houses for the loving care over the last 4 years. Graveside services will be Saturday May 23, 2015 in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Rev. Richard Jennings will officiate.


Harold C. Kelly

May 23,2015

Harold C. “Hardwood” Kelly, 91, died May 21, 2015, at his home in Yazoo City. Visitation will be Saturday, May 23, 2015, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, followed by the funeral at 2:30, also at the church. Reverend Bill Poole will preside over the funeral service. The burial will occur the following day, Sunday, May 24, in Ecru, MS, all under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Mr. Kelly was born on September 4, 1923, in Burns, MS, to Enos Guy Kelly and Mae Winstead Kelly. He served in Italy in WWII, specifically in the mountainous Monte Casino campaign, where he was a muleskinner. He also played basketball at Ole Miss for three years (1945-1948). Kelly (BS ’48, MA ’51) enjoyed a 40-year education career, which began in Batesville in 1948. It continued in Yazoo City, where he ascended the ranks from junior high teacher and coach to superintendent of the Yazoo City Municipal School District. Before retiring in 1988, he was active in the Mississippi Education Association, American Association of School Administrators, and Council of Educational Facility Planners. At Ole Miss he served on the Alumni Association’s executive committee, Yazoo Alumni Club, Education Alumni Chapter board, Education Advisory Board, and Education Order. A member of the M-Club, he received the Contributions to Amateur Football award from the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame’s Ole Miss chapter. He was UM’s Education Alumnus of the Year in 1991. In addition, he received the Alumni Service Award in 2007. Kelly was also a longtime member of the Yazoo Rotary Club, and was a former president and Paul Harris Fellow. He was the recipient of the Civitan Outstanding Citizen award in 1970 and was included in Who’s Who in the South and Southwest 1973-74 edition. Mr. Kelly was preceded in death by his parents Enos and Mae Kelly; brother Hollis Kelly; and sister Adelle Kelly Everitt. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Hannah Pitts Kelly; nephew Mike Nesbitt (Nancy) of Memphis, TN; niece Carol Clendenon of Clinton; grand-nephews Ben Nesbitt (Judy Lynn) of Oxford, Clay Clendenon of Katy, TX, Casey Clendenon, also of Katy, TX; and grand-niece Kelly Waggoner (Marcus) of Kingwood, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to First United Methodist Church, Yazoo City, MS, or to the Ole Miss Foundation.


Kermit Love Nolan

May 19,2015

Kermit Love Nolan 89 years old born October 9, 1925 in Silver City, Mississippi and long time resident of Yazoo City, Mississippi passed away on May 16, 2015 at 4:48 pm surrounded by his wife and children. He worked as Sales Manager for McGraw Curran Lumber Company and Managing Director of McGraw Curran Export Corporation in Yazoo City for 63 years. He served as President of the Southwest Hardwood Association and was involved with exporting hardwoods to several countries including South Africa, Italy, Ireland, England, France, and Germany. He was a loyal parishioner of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church where he served as Parish Commentator for many decades. He was an avid speaker for several national and local fraternities sharing his knowledge of hardwoods and the economic growth of the lumber industry. Known for his humor, Kermit loved to tell a good joke to any who would listen. Telling stories of his childhood in the country put smiles on many family and friend’s faces. He never met a stranger. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Jane Loving Nolan and his children Marian Nolan Davis, husband Charles; Kevin Nolan, wife Kathy; Jane Nolan Odum, husband John P. “Rusty”; Frances Nolan Pettigrew, husband Carl; and Albert Nolan. He is also survived by his sister Jewel Nolan Guion. Kermit was Grandfather to eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be his four grandsons and two nephews: Christopher Coleman, Nolan Pettigrew, Joseph Odum, Hays Odum, John Guion, and Greg Cantrell. Honorary pallbearers are: Michael Curran, Tim Nolan, Paul Nolan, Bill Guion, Harold Perry, and Brother McGraw. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 19th at 12:00 pm at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church 128 N Main Street Yazoo City, Mississippi with services following at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in honor of Kermit Nolan to: Saint Mary’s Catholic Church P.O. Box 27 Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194.


Jeanette Arnold Neely

May 18,2015

Jeanette Arnold Neely,76, of Bentonia passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Kings Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City, MS. Mrs. Neely was a kindergarten teacher at Benton Academy. She was a member of Benton Baptist Church. She was also involved in the Vaughan Ladies Club. Jeanette is survived by her husband Billy J. Neely of Benton, daughters; Dawn Kirk (Henry) of Yazoo City, and Dana Shipp (Trey) of Bentonia, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brothers; Jerome Arnold of Natchez, Dwight Arnold (Linda) of Natchez, and Terry Arnold (Kim) of Jackson, sister Shirley McAllister (Barney) of Natchez, sister-in-laws; Anna Arnold of Natchez and Priscilla Arnold of Crystal Springs, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Neely will be held Monday, May 18, 2015 at 2:00 in the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be before the service from 1-2. Internment will be in Central Holmes Cemetery in Yazoo County. The Rev. Charles Moore will conduct the services.


Carl D. Hunt

May 16,2015

Carl David Hunt, 67, of Yazoo City passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Hunt was a member of Parkview Church of God. He was a auto and tractor parts salesman for many years. Mr. Hunt is survived by his brother Trent Hunt of Yazoo City, and numerous cousins and aunts. He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Regina Hunt. Funeral services for Mr. Hunt will be Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be 9:30-11 before the service.


Paul J. Johnson, Sr.

May 14,2015

Paul J Johnson, Sr. of Bentonia, 84, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at his residence in Yazoo County. Mr. Johnson was a member of Anding Baptist Church. He was a minister for many years. Mr. Johnson was in The U.S. Navy. He was on 2 different ships in his tenure with the Navy. Mr. Johnson was on the Aircraft Carrier Coral, and the CV 42 NSS Hornet. He was rank Mate II and an aviation mechanic. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife Helen Johnson of Bentonia, sons; Keith Johnson of Howard, SD and Paul Johnson, Jr. of Nashville, TN, daughters; Barbara Grey of Yazoo City and Sheila Kaye Miller of Houston, TX, Step daughters; Wanda Manor of Madison, MS and Melanie Murphy of Clinton, MS, Step sons; John E. Manor, Jr. of Bentonia and Dennis Manor of Vaughan, MS, 18 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, Brother Walter Johnson of Yazoo City. He was preceded in death by his wife Sally Johnson. Funeral services for Mr. Johnson will be Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2:00 at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Yazoo City. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 before the service at the church. Internment will be at Central Holmes Cemetery in Yazoo County immediately following the funeral service. The Rev. John Slade will officiate the services. Donations may be made to the Yazoo County Cancer Society.


Oliver Richard Hopson

May 14,2015

Oliver Richard Hopson, born April 9, 1938 passed away on Monday May 11, 2015 after a long battle with lung cancer. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Wednesday May 13 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. with graveside services Thursday April 14 at 11:00 A.M. at Dover Cemetery . He is survived by his wife of 56 years , Melba, daughters and sons-in law, Benee and Mitch Tyler of Madison, Jennifer & Todd Yarbrough of Yazoo City, his mother; Thelma Hopson of Bentonia, brother; Dean Hopson of Bentonia, grandchildren; Heather Tyler, Troy Tyler, Ryan Hart, Victoria Yarbrough, Brandon Yarbrough and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; Oscar Hopson. Richard was born in Bentonia, MS, but spent most of his life in Monroe, LA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and training bird dogs. He fell in love with the sport after he was given the opportunity to travel to Frobisher, Saskatchewan, Canada to work with Field Trail Hall of Famer; Jack Harper. He retired from T L James & Co. after 33 years of service and started his own company H & L Equipment & Co., which was in business for over 20 years In 2001, he moved back home to Mississippi where he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. The family would like to express a special thank-you for the loving care that was given by his home health nurses; Ella and Kayla, Hospice nurses Megan, Debbie and Sharon, and the doctors, nurses and staff at G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and a special care giver Mario Belton of The V A Medical Center.


Evelyn V. Carpenter

May 14,2015

Evelyn V. Carpenter, 73, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Tuesday May 13, 2015. She was a Beautician and a member of The Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors are her husband; Roy, grandson Joshua Michael (Kaley) Carpenter, granddaughter; Lindsey Michelle (Gary) Austin both of Yazoo City, great grandson; Hayden Austin, great granddaughters Avery Austin, Presley Austin, Angel Rae Carpenter, Enbrie Carpenter, & Skylar Carpenter. Evelyn was preceded in death by a son; Roy Michael Carpenter, daughter; Lisa Ann Carpenter, parents; Sebron & Emma Virginia Bowman Pettigrew, sister; Sally Moore, & brother; Michael Pettigrew. Visitation will be Wednesday May 13 5:00 -7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with services Thursday May 14 at The Funeral Home with Internment in Carpenter Cemetery. Rev. Matt Clark will officiate. Pall bearers are Joshua Carpenter, Gary Austin, Jeff Carpenter, Sammy Carpenter, Roger Carpenter, & David Carpenter


Viola Colyer Horne

May 14,2015

Viola Colyer Horne went to be with the Lord on May 12, 2015 at the age of 93. She will be dearly missed by her family that loves her. Viola was born January 8, 1922 in Vernon, Louisiana. The Great Flood of 1927 misplaced her family and she settled in Yazoo County. She married the late Davis Milton “Bilbo” Horne and honored him as the mother of their seven children: the late Fredrick David Horne (Amy, deceased) of Tinsley; Shirley Carol Pilgrim (Phillip) of Jackson.; Gregory Milton Horne (Jo Ann) of Madison; Jerry Wayne Horne (Barbara) of Wiggins; Nancy Kay Baggett (deceased) ; John Michael “Bo” Horne (deceased) and Joyce Elizabeth Hutchinson of Florence. She is the Grandmother of 16 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Late in life she made beautifully designed and crafted quilts for each member of her family. Viola Spent the majority of her life as a homemaker and mother. After her husband died she learned to drive and served as a nurse at King’s Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City for many years. Viola was known by her friends and family as a faithful servant of God, showing kindness, patience, and love to those around her. She will be missed and remembered by many. Visitation will ne Thursday May 14 3:00 until the 4:00 P. M. Service at Short Creek Baptist Church. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Michael Everett will officiate. Memorial gifts may be made to Short Creek Baptist Church, Yazoo City, Mississippi.


Mary Warren

May 13,2015

Mary Warren, 72, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday may 10, 2015 at Oasis Health & Rehab Center. She was of The Baptist faith and work as a desk clerk at Relax Inn. Survivors are her sons; Jason Warren of Yazoo City, Jeff Warren of Lucedale, MS, 8 grandchildren, 6 Great grandchildren, brother; Robert Alderman of Tulsa, OK, & sister; Linda Hilderbrand. Mary was preceded in death by; brother; Everett Alderman, grandson; Christopher Warren, granddaughter; Samatha Warren & son; Little Warren. Visitation will be Wednesday May 13 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon with Graveside services in Shiloh Cemetery to follow at 12:30 P.M.


Lewis Ben Ertle

May 09,2015

Lewis Ben Ertle, 62, of Bentonia passed away at Merit Health West River Oaks Hospital In Vicksbur Friday May 8, 2015. He was retired from the military and a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife; Joyce Ertle, daughter; Cherie Ertle of Wesson, MS, grandaughters Ember Hilderbrand of Bentonia, Sarah Hilderbrand of Bentonia, & Tiffany Adam of Fontana, CA, brothers Charles Ertle of Bentonia, & Jerry Ertle of Brandon, sisters; Bessie Roop of Bentonia, & Mary Creech of Bentonia. Graveside Services are Saturday May 9 at The Ertle Family Cemetery on off of Cox Ferry Road in Yazoo County. Lay Person Bob Sparks will officiate.


Matthew DeWayne Ables

May 08,2015

Matthew DeWayne Ables,41, of Yazoo City passed away Wednesday May 7, 2015. He was a self employed Painter. Survivors are his wife Brittany Saxton Ables. father; Larry Wayne Ables of Vicksburg, daughters; Christin Ables of Ridgeland, & Madison Ables of Yazoo City, sons; Cole Ables , & Reece Ables both of Yazoo City, granddaughter; Christina of Ridgeland, brothers; Timothy Ables of Yazoo City, & John J. Ables of Leaksville, MS , grandmother; Carolyn Leverette of Yazoo City, & stepfather Terry Ward of Satartia. Visitation will be 12:30 until the 2:00 P.M. Memorial Service at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev. Kevin Balliss will officiate


Herman B. Asher

May 04,2015

Herman B Asher died at his home on May 2, 2015. Herman was born on December 23, 1926 to Herman & Elizabeth Asher. Herman retired after 30 years working with The U. S. Post Office. He was an avid Mississippi State Bulldog Fan. He was a member of The MSU Alumi, M Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, & American Legion. Herman was preceded in death by his Parents & friend Mary Adams. Special thanks to his caregivers Lenieta Gary, Debbie McMaster, Michelle Powell, Heidi Stewart, Lona Gary , & Charline McGraw. Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy or Palmer Home. Visitation was held Monday April 4 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Graveside services were conducted Graveside at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, MS.


Rev. Loma Ray Woods

Apr 30,2015

Rev Loma Ray Woods, Jr. 65 of Oil City passed away at his residence Monday April 27, 2015. He was The minister of Oil City Baptist Church for 30 years. Survivors are his wife; Kathie Riley Woods, daughters; Hollie Woods of Bentonia, Heather Woods of Rolling Fork, son Daniel Woods of Bentonia, 5 Grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, brothers; Ellis Willard, Jr. of Myrtle, MS, Robert Woods of Texas, David Woods of Hattiesburg, & Jason Woods of Magee, MS, sisters; Diane Franklin of Rolling Fork, Barbara Willard of Belzoni & Charlotte Langley of Cascade, MT Memorial Services will be Thursday April 30 at 2:00 P.M. at Oil City Baptist Church.


Melvia J. Bennett

Apr 29,2015

Melvia J Bennett, 88, of Yazoo City passed away Monday April 27, 2015 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Grenada. A Homemaker she was a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors are her daughter; Sherry (Randy) Crestman of Grenada, son;John (Jessica) Hodges of Brandon, son-in-law; Glynn Porter of Yazoo City grandchildren; Dale Porter, Timmy Crestman, Joey Crestman, & Kathi Crestman, & 3 great grandchildren. Mrs. Bennett is preceded in death by 2 sisters Jean Hodges, & Mercy Raybour. Visitation & Services will Be Wednesday April 29 At Stricklin-King Funeral Home, visitation starts at 10:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery on Eden Midway Road in Yazoo County. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Pallbearers are John Hodges, Jimmy Rayborn, Dale Porter, Timmy Crestman, Joey Crestman, & Gary Golden.


Annie Luby Ledyard

Apr 28,2015

Annie L. Ledyard, 83, of The Midway Community in Yazoo County, passed away at her residence Friday April 24, 2015. Retired from Retail Sales she was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughters; Lindy L. Isonhood of Yazoo City, Wendy M. Graham of Brookhaven, and Cindy Daniels of Yazoo City, 10 grandchildren. 12 great grandchildren, step son John Ledyard, step daughter; Susan Ledyard both of Ft Worth, TX, brother; Tom Luby of Yazoo City, and a sister; Essie Hilderbrand of Bentonia . Visitation will be Tuesday April 28 12:00 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. Funeral Service. Both visitation and services will be held at Midway Missionary Baptist Church. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Rev. DeWayne Simmons will officiate.


Milford L. "Billy" Pettis

Apr 25,2015

Milford L. “Billy” Pettis , 82 of the Mechanicsburg Community of Yazoo County passed away Thursday April 23, 2015 at The G.V. “Sonny “ Montgomery Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. He was a Body Repairman, a Member of Satartia First Baptist Church, and a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Survivors are his wife of 56 years Thelma Louise Pettis, sons; James Lee “Angela” Pettis , William Durwood “Marilyn” Pettis, & Jimmy Wayne Pettis all of Bentonia, grandchildren; J. T. Pettis, Joey Pettis, Jacob Pettis, Wyatt Pettis, Matthew Pettis, Blake Mitchell Pettis, Dylan Pettis, & Garrett Pettis, 6 great grandchildren, brother-in-law; W. C. Strickland of Bentonia, Nephew William Michael “Virginia” Pettis, & niece; Virginia Lynn Pettis. Visitation will be Friday April 24 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Services will be Saturday April 25 at 10:00 A.M. at Satartia First Baptist Church followed by internment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Highway 433 in Yazoo County. Rev. Steven Howell, Rev. Paul Sputka, & Rev. D. J. Speckner will officiate. Condolences may be posted at www.stricklin-king.com


James "Jimmy" Larry Griffing

Apr 23,2015

James Larry “Jimmy” Griffing, 63, of Bentonia passed away Monday April 20, 2015 at St. Dominic’s-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. Employed with Scott Petroleum he was a member of Bentonia Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife; Jean Hogue Griffing, daughters; Jamie (Chris) Irwin, & Jessie (Barren) Solleck all of Bentonia, son; Lee (Sterling) Mills of Benton, grandchildren; Kate Mills Izzy Mills, Joseph Mills, Preston Douglas, Edie Grace Douglas, Gabe Irwin, & Fletcher Sollek, brothers; Bud Griffing of Yazoo City. Frank (Nancy) Griffing of Brandon, sisters; Barbara (Gene) White of Benton, Betty (Fred) Cargil of Bentonia, Mary (Phillip) Ables of Clinton, Linda (Bobby) Bentley of Yazoo City, Lynn Montgomery of Ridgeland, & Phyllis (Chuck) McDill of Sebastapool, MS Visitation will be Wednesday April 22 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with services Thursday April 23 at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Dover Cemetery in Yazoo County. Pallbearers will be Jimmy’s nephews; Dale VanGorder, Phil Ables, Mike Bently, Todd Bently, Drew Beith. Thay Montgomery, Joseph Mills, Preston Douglas, & Justin Griffing. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Stonestreet, Chris White, Joe Osborne, Frank Johnson, Fletcher Solleck, Gabe Irwin.


William A. "Buddy" Strickland

Apr 16,2015

William A. “Buddy” Strickland, 80 of Yazoo City passed away at home Tuesday April 14, 2015. He was retired from the U. S. Postal Services and a member of Parkview Church of God. He had a great love for the outdoors and especially for fishing. He was known for always knowing where the fish were biting and always having a story to tell to make you laugh. He is survived by his wife; Earline Sanford Strickland, sons; W. A. “ Buddy” Strickland, Jr. of North Richland Hills, TX, John (Jill) Strickland of Jackson, MS, Steve Strickland of Yazoo City, 2 grandchildren; Eliza Strickland, and Stedman Strickland of Jackson, MS, he was also survived by numerous family members and friends who loved him. Visitation will begin at 9:30 A.M. Thursday April 16 at Parkview Church of God on Highway 16 E, Yazoo City followed by memorial services at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate.


Florene Woods

Apr 14,2015

Florene Woods, 80 of Yazoo City passed away at The Martha Coker Green Houses Sunday April 12, 2015. She was of the Baptist faith and a Bookkeeper. Survivors are her sons; Glen Woods of Brandon, Wade (Sandi) Woods of Yazoo City, daughter Teresa Woods Snook of Little Rock, AR, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brothers; Bob Moody,& Bill Moody, & sister Vida Tadlock all of Texas. Services were Tuesday April 14 at 11:00 A.M. at the chapel of Stricklin-King Funeral Home with Rev. Johnathan McBride officiating.


Thelma E. Quick

Apr 13,2015

Thelma E. Quick, 90, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Brandon Nursing and Rehab in Rankin County. Mrs Quick was a homemaker for many years. Mrs. Quik is survived by her son Thomas Quick of Dallas, TX, Grand son Michael Harthcock (Liz) of Brandon, great grandson Seth Harthcock of Brandon, brothers; John Holt (Melba) of Yazoo City, Charles Henry Holt of Belton, AL, sister Annie Malone of Hoover, AL. Funeral Services for Mrs. Quick will be a Graveside Service on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Visitation will be from 9:30-10 at the funeral home before the graveside. Rev. Melba Holt will conduct the services.


Catherine Rebecca "Cathy" Clanton

Apr 08,2015

Catherine Rebecca “Cathy” Clanton, 68, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday April 4, 2015 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was raised in the Catholic Church & a restaurateur. Cathy’s extensive 50 year career in The Yazoo City Food Service Business began ay La Harienda Café on Broadway Hill, Brown’s Place, and The Circle & D & L Restaurant. She proudly operated Clancy’s Restaurant with her husband of 25 years, Les, earning many “Best of Yazoo” awards for their Catfish, Bar-B-Que and Salads. Survivors are her husband; Les Clanton, sons; Mark Taylor of Yazoo City, & Bobby King of Bossier City, LA, daughter; Lisa Foster of Hattiesburg, Sister Jo Ann Williams of Yazoo City, & 1st Cousin Martin Herman of Stamps AR. Cathy was preceded in death by her mother; Margaret Ann Millet & her father; Joe W. Peyton. Services will be Wednesday April 8, visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. memorial service at Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


Kathy Stovall King

Apr 08,2015

Kathy Stovall King, 66, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday April 5, 2015 at St. Dominic – Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. She was retired Branch Manager of Regions Bank and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband; Charles “Chick” King of Yazoo City, daughter; Alicia (Preston) Giles of Memphis, son; Jason (Ashley) King of Memphis, grandchildren Caleigh Peyton Riddle, Chloe Rae King, & Jase Asher King, brother; Scoot Stovall of Roanoke, VA, sisters Jerrie Slack of Pickens, MS, and Vicki Melton of Madison, MS. Visitation will be Tuesday April 7 5:00 -7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with services Wednesday April 8 at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with internment in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev, Clint Richie will officiate. Kathy’s nephews will serve as pallbearers.


Willie "Tee" Henrietta Harris Day

Apr 07,2015

Willie Henrietta “Tee” Harris Day, 98, a 20-year resident of Huntsville, Ala., passed away on April 3, 2015. Born March 14, 1917 in Bentonia, MS, Mrs. Day was a long-time resident of Anniston, AL. She was a long-standing member of the First United Methodist Church of Anniston, where she was a charter member of Neysa Coker Sunday School. She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Martin Day, Sr; her son, William Carl Day, Sr; her son-in-law Richard N. Jeffers; and three great grandchildren, as well as her parents Anna Rebecca Simrall Harris and Charles Foster Harris, Sr; her brother Charles Foster Harris, Jr; and her sister Rebecca Harris Graham. Mrs. Day is survived by her children, Marvin (Louise) Day, Jr; Foster Harris (Linda) Day, Henrietta Day (Willie) Wooten; Lillian Day Jeffers, & Susan (Loran) Day Humphreys; her daughter-in-law, Jan Warren Day; 14 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren. Graveside services to be held Tuesday April 7, at 1:00 P.M. at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, MS, conducted by her great nephew James Rosa . Visitation to be held that morning at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. The family request memorials be made to The First United Methodist Church of Anniston, 1400 Noble Street, Anniston, AL 36201.


Kendrick Kyle Williams

Apr 04,2015

Kendrick Kyle Williams, 4 months, of Bentonia passed away Wednesday April 1, 2015 at King’ Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City. Survivors are his mother; Leah Nicole Hasty. Father; Kendrick Williams, sister; Kendra Renea Williams, maternal grandparents; Susan & Claude “Shorty” Jenkins, maternal grandfather Christopher Hasty, paternal grandmother Christine Williams all of Bentonia, maternal great grandparents Mary & Jay Turnage of Benton, paternal great grandparents Maso Eiland & Mattie Eiland all of Bentonia, aunts; Tara Hasty of Yazoo City, & Shonda Williams of Jackson. Visitation and services will be at The Church of God of Prophecy on Graball Freerun Rd in Yazoo City, Saturday April 4 10:00A.M. until the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev Matt Clark will officiate.


Linda Hancock Kennedy

Apr 03,2015

Linda Hancock Kennedy, 52 of Russellvile Road, Bentonia passed away at her residence Tuesday March 31, 2015. A member of Oak Grove Baptist Church she was a Registered Nurse at Sta Home Health Agency. Mrs. Kennedy graduated from Bentonia High School. She received her Liberal Arts & Nursing degrees from Hinds Community College & her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi College. Survivors are her husband; Todd Kennedy of Bentonia, daughter; Junae (Joseph) Brooks of Holly Bluff, son; Todd (Kelli) Kennedy, Jr. of Holly Bluff, mother; Hazel Hancock of Bentonia, sisters; Glenda Creech Tait of Bentonia, & Patricia (Andy) Burt of Vicksburg., grandchildren; Brady Brooks, Kelsie Kennedy, Brant Brooks, & a host of nieces & nephews. Linda was preceded in death by her father; A. J. Hancock & brother; Jimmy Hancock. Visitation will be Thursday April 2 5:00 -7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City and Friday April 3 10:00 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. funeral at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Charlie Harris & Rev. Hal Selby will officiate. Pall bearers are Dwayne Kennedy, Dan Kennedy, Greg Mitchell, Scott Williams, Darin Strobel, & Jimmy Warren. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Ainsworth, David Groge, Hugh Martin, Leon Coody, Mike McGraw, Milton Ward, Blue Cantrell, James Barlow, & Tommy Hancock.


Eula "Melba" H. Glisson

Mar 31,2015

Eula Melba Glisson, 83, of Vicksburg passed away Saturday March 28, 2015 at her home. She was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed gardening, bird watching and reading scripture. She spent most of her life in Yazoo City and worked for many years as an educator. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold and her son Dennis. She is survived by her son Darrell and his wife Christine also 2 great grandsons whom she loved dearly. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral home on Tuesday March 31 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. followed by a graveside service. Pallbearers are Clay McConnell, Steve Carr, Will Hood, Thad Hood, Casey Pittman & Jay Shackleford. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Highland-Baptist Church, 3518 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg MS 39180.


Rufus Saxton

Mar 30,2015

Rufus Saxton, 85, of Benton, MS peacefully passed away at The Crossing in Baton Rouge, LA on Friday, March 27, 2015. Visitation will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS on Monday, March 30, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon. The service celebrating his life will be held after visitation at noon at Stricklin King Funeral Home. Immediately afterwards, a graveside service will be held at Midway Baptist Church. Rufus was born on February 2, 1930 in Yazoo County to John and Nellie Wiltcher Saxton. He was an active member of Midway Baptist Church. After attending Benton High School he served in the United States Army. Once his military service concluded, he traveled around the globe working for Brown and Root Inc., Houston, TX, retiring as an equipment superintendent. After retirement, he continued to share his knowledge in the offshore construction industry as a consultant until 2008. He had a passion for all things outdoors including hunting, fishing and even bee keeping. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Nellie Saxton; brothers, Pleasey Lee Saxton, Charles Saxton, Sam Saxton; and sisters, Bernice Schaffhauser, Ethel Davis, and Peggy Eldridge. He is survived by his loving wife, Dot Saxton; sisters, Earline Davis, Billie Hood, Patsy Ward and husband Thomas Ward; sisters-in-law, Frances Saxton, Billie Jean Saxton; daughters, Rita Nan Saxton of Clinton, MS, Beverly Koenig and husband Travis Koenig of Benton, MS, Brenda Phillips and husband Mark Phillips of Clinton, MS, Debbie Rhodes and husband Trey Rhodes of Yantis, TX; son, Richard Saxton and wife Kim Saxton of Byram, MS; step daughter, Kathy Bordelon of Baton Rouge, LA; granddaughters, Amanda Saxton, Donna Harris, Larissa Westbrook, Sara Jenkins, Kasey Rhodes, Sidney Rhodes; grandsons, Craig Phillips, Derek Phillips, Ryan Saxton, Raleigh Rhodes; great-granddaughters, Cameron Saxton, Katie Woods, Parker Harris; yet to arrive great-grandson, Benjamin Grant Phillips; and yet to arrive great-granddaughter, Briley Rayne Phillips. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews and many other extended family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Blair Batson Children’s Hospital, Children’s Heart Center in Jackson, MS.


Hazel Louise Hancock

Mar 30,2015

Hazel Louise Hancock, 100, of Yazoo City passed away Friday March 27, 2015. A member of First Baptist Church, she was retired from McRae’s Department Store as the Alterations Manager. Survivors are her daughter Joycelle Smith McGinty of Yazoo City, 7 grandchildren,& 12 great grandchildren. Mrs. Hancock was preceded in death by her husband; Noel Hancock, granddaughter; Virginia Smith, grandson; Christopher Smith & 2 great grandchildren. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Monday March 30 from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. graveside services will follow in Flora City Cemetery. Her grandson Ken Smith will officiate & her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


Lonnie Hancock

Mar 28,2015

Lonnie Hancock, 84, of Bentonia passed away Thursday March 26, 2015 at Oasis Health & Rehab Center in Yazoo City. He worked in oil field construction & was a Baptist. Survivors are sisters; Anna Cain, Shirley Warrington Margie Herrod all of Bentonia, & Ruby Necaise of Gulfport, brothers; Pete Hancock, Sammie Hancock both of Gulfport, Jimmy Hancock of D’Iberville & Roy Hancock of Bentonia. Visitation will be Saturday March 28 12:30 until the funeral at 2:00 P.M. at Hebron Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Gowan Ellis & Rev. Scott Zones will officiate.


Robert Devenport Boston

Mar 28,2015

Robert Devenport Boston passed away on Wednesday the 25th of March, 2015, at the age of 62, while surrounded by his family and loved ones at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, MS. Robert was born in Mobile, AL on April 9th, 1952, and was a graduate of McGill Institute in Mobile. He then attended LSU from 1970-1973 where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and was an active member of Kapa Alpha Fraternity. Robert worked in oil leasing until he moved to Memphis, TN in 1988 and began an amazing 20 year career with the Berry Company. During the span of his career Robert was recognized for many achievements in his field. In 2004 he moved to Flora, Mississippi and continued with the company until his retirement in 2008. Throughout his retirement Robert enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a very loving man. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Clare McMahon Boston, and father, Joseph Thomas Boston both of Mobile, AL. Survived by his wife, Leslie McGehee Boston of Flora, his children; Virginia Boston Shafer of Natchez; Lonnie Allen Edgar Jr. of Flora; Katherine Boston Perise (Kevin) of Baton Rouge; Laura Ashley Edgar King (Matt) of Yazoo City; Elizabeth Boston Watts (Adam) of Fort Worth; his sister, Lynn Boston Sheldon (Roy) of Dallas; his brother, John Boston (Mary) of Baton Rouge, and his six grandchildren, Taylor Wolf, Emily Shafer, Sydney Perise, Sam Perise, Prather King, and Kemper King; and his loving dog Chloe. Service will be held at 3 p.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Visitation will precede service from 1:30-3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Mary Clare and Joseph Boston Endowed Flagship Scholarship” at Louisiana State University. LSU Alumni Center: (225)578-3882


Lois C. Young

Mar 25,2015

Lois C. Young, 83 of Yazoo City passed away Monday March 23, 2015 at Martha Coker-Green Houses. A retired supervisor for E & W Manufacturing, she was the oldest member of Tinsley Baptist Church. Survivors are her son; William C. (Myra) Young of Pocahontas, daughters; Virginia (Jimmy) Thrasher of Bentonia, & Karen Ellison of Tinsley, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, & sister; Claudia (John) Scarbourgh of Bolton. Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her husband William T. Young, jr. Visitation will be Wednesday March 25, 12:30 until the Funeral at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Jackie Moulder officiating. Pallbearers are John Scarborough, Joey Azzone, Mat Covey, Eric Thibodaux, Daniel Ellison, William Young, & Jimmy Thrasher.


Virginia Faye Sligh

Mar 24,2015

Virginia Faye Sligh, 83, of Yazoo City passed away Friday March 20. 2015 at Martha Coker Green Houses. A member of Parkview Church of God she was the owner of a Furniture Store. Survivors are her daughters; Glenda (Billy) Wells of Yazoo City, Wanda Sligh of Yazoo City, Latrice (Russell) Mahalite of Glen Allen, 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, & sister; Dorothy Hall of Duck Hill, MS. Mrs. Sligh was preceded in death by her husband Charles F. Sligh & son William Michael Sligh. Services are Tuesday March 24 at Parkview Church of God with visitation starting at 12:30 until the service at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Pallbearers are Bubba Bradley, Brad Wells, Chase Mahalite, Jerred Brown, Russell Mahalite, Freddie Sligh, John Kinch Wilson, & Ray Hodges. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Wells, George Hall, Fred Sligh, & Jack Wells.


Carl Edward Rayfield, Sr,

Mar 19,2015

Carl Edward Rayfield , 93, passed away Monday March 16, 2015 at The State Veterans home in Oxford. He was a member of Yazoo City First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and an active member of the choir. Mr. Rayfield was employed by The Bell Telephone System where he was a manager; he retired after 40 years of service. A U. S. Army veteran of World War II, he participated in the Battle of The Bulge. He was in The Signal Corps serving as a Cryptograph operator. In the 1960s he was ordained as a deacon of Jackson’s Calvary Baptist Church, serving as deacon at Yazoo City First Baptist Church where he was a very active member of the Choir for 70 years. He was also a Gideon. Following his retirement he took great joy in working with Ruth Henley & the First Baptist Church Choir. Survivors are his son; Carl E. Rayfield, Jr of Hernando, granddaughter Linzy Rayfield of Pearl, 1 great grandchild, & brother; Robert Rayfield of Brandon. Preceded in death by a son; George Thomas Rayfield. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Wednesday March 18 5:00 -7:00 P.M. with services Thursday March 19 at 10:00 A.M. at Yazoo City First Baptist Church. Internment will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson. Rev. Lewis Kalil will officiate. In Lieu of Flowers Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, Yazoo-Humphreys Camp, P.O. Box 1111, Yazoo City, MS 39194 or 1st Baptist Church P.O. Box 780, Yazoo City, MS 39194


Mary Jo Stoner

Mar 17,2015

Mary Josephine McGrath Stoner was the essence of love. She was born on September 2, 1927, the oldest child of Roger and Frances Xavier McGrath. She was taught from early on, both by word and example, to put others first.....and on this path, she lived her life. Her devotion to her church and her Catholic faith were apparent in every circumstance. Mary Jo was an extremely intelligent, musically talented, friendly little girl. She was devoted to her parents, and has had a lifelong special love for her younger brother, Roger. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, J.W. Stoner. She graduated with honors from St.Clara Academy, and went to Sacred Heart College in Cullman, Alabama, where her record there was equally stellar. When she married J.W. Stoner on Christmas Day in 1949, she became the wife of a farmer. Her accounting skills were soon realized, and she became the steady, competent hand in that area of the family farming operation. Four children were born: Mary Frances, Stephen Paul, Patricia Josephine, and Rosemary Margaret. To say that she was the most wonderful mother ever is an understatement. Words cannot convey the strength, courage and all-encompassing love and devotion with which she guided her children to adulthood. Al Anon was a cause which Mary Jo championed for decades, and her support to others was invaluable. Her membership in the Mary Brickell Circle of the King's Daughters organization was one in which she participated on many levels. Along with other key members, she faithfully orchestrated the building of the Greenhouses, formerly Martha Coker. It was a labor of love, and a gentle irony exists in that her last days were lived there. Her nine grandchildren have always been a large part of her life, and each of them loved their "Mimi" as no other. She said on countless occasions over the years that her grandchildren were her stronghold during life's turbulent times. She leaves a beautiful legacy in Jason Christopher Rogers (Misty) Meredith Rogers Walker (Jason), Melissa Stoner Love (Seals), Mary Barton Parker Foster (Jayson), Stephanie Stoner Wood (Kevin), Anna Kathryn Milner, (fiancé Chase), Rachel Parker Brewer (Josh), Sarah McGrath Stoner, and Ryan Dixon Milner. This legacy continues in her great-grandchildren: Mason Christopher Rogers, Lauren Elizabeth Walker, Carter Landis Rogers, Austin Seals Love, Patrick Edwards Walker, Michael Braddock Walker, Hayden Loraine Rogers, Corban Jake Rogers, Morgan Rae Foster, Mary Adrianne Love, Parker Josephine Brewer, Molly Roper Foster, and Allison Lee Wood. As the angels lead her into paradise, she will be welcomed by so many loved ones awaiting her, most especially, her son, Stephen Paul Stoner. Mary Jo is survived by her daughters: Mary Frances Rogers (Jake), Patricia Parker (David), and Rosemary Milner (Paul), as well as her brother Roger McGrath (Barbara), and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mary Jo will be Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 2:30 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City. There will be no visitation. Burial will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Father Savio, and Father Lincoln Dall will conduct the services. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the funeral arrangements. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers and food please donate to the charity of your choice or perform a random act of kindness, reflecting how Mary Jo lived her life.


Betty Louise Eakin Dane

Mar 13,2015

Betty Eakin Dane, 78, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital in Germantown, TN. Graveside service will be held Friday, March 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Tolarville, MS. Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City will be in charge of arrangements. Betty was born May 2, 1936, grew up in Holmes County, MS and graduated from Tchula High School. She received her B.A. degree from Millsaps College and her Masters at East Texas State University, Texarkana. After teaching school in MS and AL she married Dan Dane and raised her family in Texarkana, TX where she later continued teaching. In the last few years she made her home with her daughter in Germantown, TN. Betty is predeceased by her parents, Frank Ashley Eakin Sr and Annie Louise Anderson Eakin. She is survived by her son Merrill Dane of Hurst, TX, and daughter Ann Louise Buisseret (husband Mark) and two grandchildren, Raphael and Meghan Buisseret, and her brother Frank A. Eakin Jr and his wife and her long time friend Laurene of Brandon, MS. Betty Eakin Dane was the niece of John R. Anderson that the chapel at 1st United Methodist Church of Yazoo City. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 4000 Moores Lane, Texarkana TX 75503 or Germantown United Methodist Church, 2331 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN 38138.


Patrick Preslar Hill, SR

Mar 13,2015

Patrick Preslar Hill, Sr., 61 of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday March 10, 2015. A retired Auto Salesman he was a member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife; Linda Hill, son; Patrick Hill, Jr., of New York, NY, stepdaughters; Tammy Cole of Houston, TX, Mary Sharp of Baton Rouge, LA, & Angela Johnson of Yazoo City, 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, sister; Julie Sterling of Indianola, MS & sister-in-law; Linda Smith of Yazoo City. Memorial services will be Friday March 13 at Eden Baptist Church at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Gary Henderson will officiate.


Betty J. Platt

Mar 11,2015

Betty J. Platt, 74, of Yazoo City passed away on Sunday, March, 8, 2015 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Mrs. Platt was a homemaker for many years. Mrs. Platt is survived by her sons; Danny Ray Platt, and Jerry Lee Platt (Ann) of Yazoo City, 4 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, sisters; Bonnie Dean Pulley of Texas, Peggy Lou Hays, Barbara ann Womble, Helen Marie Hancock, Shirley Ann Carter, and Virginia Lovens all from Arkansas, brothers; Kenneth Ray Garrison of Mississippi, George Earl Garrison, Herald Wayne Garrison, and Ruben Edward Garrison all of Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer Leroy Platt, brothers; Bobby Joe Garrison, and Ronald Joe Garrison, and sister Mary Sue Smith. Funeral Services for Mrs. Platt will be Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 before the funeral service. Burial will be in Central Holmes Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev. Lewis Kalil will conduct the funeral services.


Marie Smith Huxtable

Mar 09,2015

Marie Smith Huxtable, 85, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Helena, Arkansas. Mrs. Huxtable was a homemaker for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City. Mrs. Huxtable is survived by her husband Richard Huxtable of Brookhaven, daughter Janie Smith Leslie (Terry) of Helena, AR, son Jimmie Dan Smith (Carol) of Spring, TX, 5 grandchildren, and 2 step daughters; Martha Loock (Louie) of Lakeland, FL and Lea Barrett (Dennis) of Brookhaven, MS. Mrs. Huxtable was preceded in death by her grandson Clark Wayne Leslie, and 1st husband Eddie C. Smith. Funeral Services will be Monday, March 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Stricklin King Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 before the funeral. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery after the funeral service. The Rev. Lewis Kalil will conduct the services.


Paul Edward Furr, Jr.

Mar 08,2015

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Alex Paul Stevenson, Jr.

Mar 07,2015

Alex Paul Stevenson, Jr , 24 of Benton passed away Tuesday March 3, 2015 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors are his parents; Alex “Pee Wee” & Kathy Stevenson of Benton, sisters; Stephanie O’Leary of Auburn, GA, & Jennifer Evans of Senatobia, MS, paternal grandfather; Paul Stevenson of Yazoo City , and his fiancé ; Christina Bennett of Greenville. Mr. Stevenson was preceded in death by a brother Chuck Evans, Jr. Visitation will be Saturday March 7 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Pallbearers are Fredrick Vancleave, Jimmy Odom, Terry Odom, Ronnie Neal, Mark Saxton, Gage Saxton, & Dalton Crimm.


Inez Warren Little

Feb 28,2015

Inez Warren Little, 97, much loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 at Hospice Ministries. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 28, in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City at 2 p.m. with visitation at the church beginning at 1 p.m. She was born on December 2, 1917 to Rube and Bessye Warren near the Fletcher's Chapel community of Yazoo County. She graduated from Yazoo City High School in 1936 after which she worked for the County Agent's office. She married Connie Edgar Little in 1939 and shared 25 years of marriage before his death. She retired from Barnwell & Barbour Insurance Agency in 1982. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church for over 75 years enjoying her Sunday school class, volunteering, and outings with the Joy Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Marion Warren. She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Bert) Fennell and Sharon (Charlie) Waldrop; grandchildren, Karen (Chris) Wallace, Kate Fennell, Jim (Lola) Fennell, Eric (Teresa) Fennell, and Marc (Kelli) Waldrop; eight great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and cousins. Throughout her life she demonstrated love, kindness, great selflessness, and a strong sustaining faith.


Dorothy "Dot" Ann Roberts Hatchett

Feb 28,2015

Dorothy Ann Roberts Hatchett, affectionately known as "Dot" to her friends and family, died on February 20, 2015, surrounded by family at her son Richard's home in Daphne, Alabama. She was 87 years old, and had been a long-time resident of Yazoo City and Yazoo County, Mississippi, having lived there since 1945. Dot was born on June 10, 1927 in Jackson, Mississippi to Willie Blanning Roberts and Jesse Larkin Roberts. She grew up during the Great Depression, which clearly shaped her values and her sense of personal responsibility . At the age of four, on New Year's Eve, 1931, Dot and her family left Mississippi for Brock, Nebraska where her father hoped to find gainful employment. The family moved several more times during her youth to a series of small towns – Palmyra and Beatrice, Nebraska; Geneseo and Bushton, Kansas – before finally settling in Hooper, Nebraska in 1941 where Dot attended and graduated from Hooper High School. She married Richard Jones "Dick" Hatchett, Jr. (of Holly Bluff, Mississippi) on March 1, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah and then lived in Tonopah, Nevada, where he was stationed during World War II. The couple had been introduced by their mothers, Jesse Roberts and Tressie Hatchett, who had been close friends at Hillman College (Mississippi College). Dot had visited Holly Bluff as a guest of Tressie, at the encouragement of her mother, with the purpose of staying in touch with her Mississippi "roots." Having met Dick, their friendship grew through letter-writing which eventually blossomed into romance and marriage. In 1945 Dot moved to Holly Bluff, Mississippi to live with her in-laws, Richard and Tressie Hatchett, while her husband was deployed to the Philippines in anticipation of the invasion of Japan. After the war, they settled in Holly Bluff and began a family, having two sons there, Richard (1945) and David (1947). In 1955 they moved to Yazoo City and a year later had a third son, Paul. Dot lived in her original home on Jackson Avenue until 2010. At her core, Dot was sensible and responsible, and as a result of her experience during the Great Depression, an inherently frugal wife and mother. She had a keen intelligence and disciplined nature. She was also loyal and hard-working, and took great pride in her employment at Mississippi Chemical Corporation, first as a secretary and later as an administrative assistant. She was employed there for over 30 years from the late 1950s to the early 1990s. Through her example, Dot instilled the values of discipline, hard work, and personal responsibility in her sons and other members of her family. At the same time, Dot was a warm, friendly and extremely empathetic individual. She also possessed a quick wit and dry sense of humor. She loved a good conversation and enjoyed spending time with family, friends and neighbors, clearly putting a premium on the idea of being a good neighbor. In addition, she loved to read and was especially fond of keeping abreast of current events by reading her daily newspaper. She passed her love of reading and learning down to her children and grandchildren. Her Christian faith, and membership in First Baptist Church of Yazoo City, played a central role in her life. She served as a longtime Sunday School teacher (and Superintendent for the 9-10-year-old age group) and was a longstanding member of the Women's Missionary Union. Dot was conscientious and committed to Christian service, in particular to the youth, elderly and underprivileged. She regularly lent a helping hand to those in need, and loved tutoring underprivileged youth in literacy programs for public school students. Later in life, she enjoyed visiting and teaching Sunday School at the Martha Coker Nursing Home, or providing transportation to church for those who could not attend on their own. She was a valued and appreciated member of her community. Visitation Saturday at 1st Baptist Church 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. with a memorial service at 2:00 P.M


Laura Inez Hawk

Feb 28,2015

Laura Inez Hawk, 77 of Bentonia passed away Wednesday February 25, 2015. A homemaker she was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Survivors are her sons; George Weldon of Texas, Louis Weldon of Yazoo City & Thomas Hawk of Bentonia, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, sisters; Dorothy “Dot” Smith of Bentonia, & Frances Lee of Katy, TX,& a brother; Marion Warrington of Bentonia. Visitation will be Friday February 27 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home and again Saturday February 28 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in the Church cemetery. Rev. George Weldon will officiate. Pallbearers will be Sydney Potter, Jason Potter, Felix Sadler, Chuck Hanna, Gary Warrington, & Calvin Sibley.


Robert "Bob" Milton Crout

Feb 26,2015

Robert Milton “ Bob” Crout, 83 of Yazoo City passed away Monday February 23, 2015. A Geo Engineer he was a member of 1st United Methodist Church. Services will be Thursday February 26 at 1st United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 1:00 P.M. until the service at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family is writing a complete obituary and that will be posted here when received.


Dr. Ruth Ann Taylor Cade

Feb 19,2015

Dr. Ruth Ann Taylor Cade, age 77, died at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg, MS on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Born November 17, 1937 in Benton, MS, to Ruth Brown Taylor “Rufus” and George Mason Taylor. She attended Mississippi State University where she was the first female to earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree (1963) and be recognized by Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society. She obtained a Masters degree (1968) and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Engineering (1969) both from the University of Alabama. In 1992, Dr. Cade was named a distinguished engineering Fellow by the College of Engineering at Mississippi State. Dr. Cade dedicated 35 years to a career in higher education. After a brief period as an instructor in the Engineering Mechanics Department at the University of Alabama, she became a faculty member at the University of Southern Miss. There she taught in the Mathematics Department (1968-75) and Computer Science Department (1975-78) before finding her home in the School of Engineering Technology where she was instrumental in its development. Dr. Cade retired as director and professor of the School of Engineering Technology from Southern Miss in 2003. Dr. Cade will be remembered for her quick wit, tenacity, love of education and work to encourage women and minorities to enter careers in science and engineering. She was preceded in death by her brother, George Thomas Taylor, her parents Ruth and George Taylor, her husband, Dr. Robert Burr Cade and her daughter, Kathy Swan. Survivors include her brother, Joe Taylor (Lynn) of Mayersville, MS and his son, Hollis (Becca) of Hattiesburg, MS; her sister Jeannie Taylor Myers (Mitchell) and her son Mitch (Sharon) of Benton, MS; son in law Bruce Swan of Purvis, MS; granddaughter Kimberly Swan Gattuso (Philip) of Hattiesburg, MS; grandson Dr. Joshua Swan (Samantha) of Houston, TX and great-grandchildren Ava and Cade Gattuso. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 19, 2015 beginning at 12:30pm at Stricklin-King Funeral Home, 718 Calhoun Avenue, Yazoo City, MS. Services will follow at 2p.m.


Jennifer Jean "J.J." Scroggins

Feb 19,2015

Jennifer Jean “J.J.” Scroggins, 44 of Webster, TX passed away Friday February 14, 2015 at Methodist Medical Center on Houston, TX. Born in Yazoo City she was a Baptist and employed as a food service manager. Survivors are her son Justin Scroggins Buda, TX, daughters; Kelsey Felton & Brittnae Felton both of Houston, TX, Mother; Betty Helen Ross of Arlington, TX, father; Raymond Scroggins of Satartia, MS, 4 grandchildren, brothers; John Scroggins, Jr of Satartia, MS , & Houston Ray Scroggins of Arlington, TN. Visitation will be Wednesday February 18 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Services are Thursday February 19 at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Hugh Smith will officiate . Pallbearers are Bubba Scroggins, Houston Ray Scroggins, Ray Scroggins, Vincent Torrance, John Everett, & Eddie Ziglar.


Billy Neal Thrash

Feb 18,2015

Billy "Neal" Thrash, 63 years old, of Benton, MS passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at home. Born in Yazoo County, MS to Billy Caldwell and Phyllis Mildred Thrash, Neal was a kind, passionate and loving man, who enjoyed being with his family as often as possible. He retired from Canadian National Railroad after 45 years of employment. During his retirement, Neal enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son and grandsons as often as he could. His love of nature kept him outdoors often. He was a devoted and loving husband of 6 years, to his sweetheart, Pam Davis Thrash. She was the light of his life and he adored every minute they shared. He was extremely loving and proud of his two children, Chad Thrash and wife Wendy and Jennifer Thrash Bradley and husband Kevin. He was a father whose love touched their hearts in every way possible. He was a grandfather to five: Colton, John, Madison, Layton and Cayson and a great grandfather to two: Emma Grace and Carter Neal. A hug, kiss or "honey bun" was always found with Papaw! Neal was the step father to Chris Smithhart and Elizabeth New, whom he loved. He is also survived by three sisters: Jeanie Hilderbrand (JC), Mona Cain (Richard) and Sharon Johnson (Ronnie) along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Anyone that knew Neal, knew that family was his priority. Neal will be missed by all that knew and loved him. He will be laid to rest on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Pallbearers are Colton Walker, John Symon, Sidney Potter, Casey Davis, Chris Smithhart and Troy New. Visitation will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home from 12 until 2pm with services immediately following at 2pm. Graveside service will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Bentonia.


Walter O. Wilkes, Jr.

Feb 14,2015

Walter O. Wilkes, Jr., 65, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Mr. Wilkes was a parts salesman at Motor Parts for many years. He was a veteran of the US Army. Mr. Wilkes is survived by his brothers; Edward Wilkes of Yazoo City, and Roy Wilkes of Ridgeland, MS, aunt Josephine Roby of Yazoo City, 2 nephews, and one niece. He was preceded in death by his son Christopher Wilkes, and parents Walter and Mary Wilkes. There will be a memorial service for Mr. Wilkes Saturday February 14th in Glenwood Cemetery.


William H. "Doc" Walker

Feb 12,2015

William H. “Doc” Walker, 96 of Yazoo City passed away Monday February 9, 2015 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was a retired Machinist with Motor Parts Co., and a member of the Yazoo City Church of Christ. Survivors are his sons; Raymond (Judy) Walker of Yazoo City, William Edgar (Judy) Walker of Clinton, 3 grandsons, 3 granddaughters, 11 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, & sister; Bonnie Jean Renfrow of Branson, MO. Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his wife; Ophelia Walker & a son Kennith Charles Walker. Visitation will be Thursday February 12 starting at 9:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with internment to follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Dorothy "Dot" S. Wyatt

Feb 10,2015

Dorothy S. “Dot” Wyatt died Sunday February 8, 2015 at The Sharkey-Issaquena Hospital in Rolling Fork, MS She was 80 years old. A member of Holly Bluff United Methodist Church. Dot was born August 11, 1934 to Willie Wyatt Smith & Callie Shurley Smith. Dot was active many years as a 4-H & Cub Scout Leader. She was known to many as Mama Dot. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Wyatt, her daughter Kathy Wyatt & her son Bill Wyatt. She is survived by her daughters; Sandy (art Tidmore of Drew, MS & Ann (Mike) Maranto of Holly Bluff, MS, sister; Betty Ann Stoner of Holly Bluff, MS, grandchildren; Billy Wyatt, Callie McGowan, Katie Jacks, Missy Maranto, John Maranto, Tanner Tidmore, & 7 great grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. with funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday February 10 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers will be Wix Crawford, Skip Horton, Val Neel, Jimmy Huff, Smith Stoner, Chuck Stephenson. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Holly Bluff United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 186, Holly Bluff, MS 39088


Amanda Boyington Beaulieu

Feb 06,2015

Amanda Boyington Beaulieu 1974-2015 Amanda Michelle Boyington Beaulieu was born January 30, 1974 in Corpus Christi, TX to John Edward Boyington, Jr., Rear Admiral, USN, Retired and Susan Hice Boyington, both of Pensacola, FL. Her father’s military career took her family around the globe to Patuxent River, MD, Jacksonville, FL, Barber’s Point, HI, Monterey, CA, Washington, D.C. and Keflavik, Iceland and Norfolk, VA. She also lived in Newport, RI and Naples, Italy. She graduated from Hayfield High School in Alexandria, VA and Cayce Reilly School of Massage in Virginia Beach, VA as a massage therapist. Amanda, or “Mimi” as she was known to the family, truly relished returning to her parents’ hometown of Pensacola many times over the years to enjoy vacations with her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. She and her children settled in Yazoo City, MS to be near her parents and brother, Cameron. There she met the love of her life, William “Billy” Elman of Greenwood, MS. He proposed to her on January 30, 2015, her 41st birthday. She and her children were delighted to “officially” welcome Billy into their family. She died suddenly on Sunday, February 2, 2015. Amanda was beautiful, generous, kind, smart, silly and gifted with the ability to imitate almost any accent, Scottish being her best! Her favorite thing was making people laugh, as everyone who knew her can attest. Among her many talents were singing karaoke, writing and drawing. Most of all, she enjoyed being a mother to her three children whom she adored. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Eva Hilary Wheat Hice and paternal grandparents, John E. Boyington, Sr. and Patricia Boyington. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Elaine Beaulieu, 14, Garrett Beaulieu, 8, and Gabriel Beaulieu, 6; her parents; her beloved brother, Cameron; her fiance’ Billy; as well as many close aunts, uncles and cousins and numerous friends all over the world. Visitation is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 followed by Mass for the Deceased for Amanda Beaulieu at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City. Final arrangements are being handled by Stricklin-King Funeral Home, Yazoo City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation at www.BAFOUND.org, Manchester Academy, 2132 Gordon Ave., Yazoo City, MS or St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 128 N. Main Street, Yazoo City, MS. Serving as pallbearers are Joshua Hice, Scott Hice, Rick Beecher, Miles Frando, Jacob Frando and Jim Walker.


Wendy Kay Williams

Feb 06,2015

Wendy Kay Williams, 43, passed away Monday September 2, 2015. She was a homemaker. Survivors are her daughter; Destiny K. Williams of Yazoo City, father; William T. Payne, Sr. of Gulfport, mother Mary L. Baker of Yazoo City, brothers; William T. Payne, Jr. of Bentonia, Jason Payne of Dieberville, MS, Brian Baker of Yazoo City. Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel Friday February 6 with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by services at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Matt Clark will be officiating .


Billy Coleman Mashburn

Feb 03,2015

Billy Coleman Mashburn peaceful passed away at the age of 89 on January 28, 2015, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He and his wife, Mary Lou Mashburn were married for 70 years. After living in Yazoo City, Mississippi for 67 years they moved to their current home in Sparta, Missouri. Billy Coleman was born to Lonnie Edward and Lawery Kincaid Mashburn in Pelahatchie, Mississippi on October 2, 1925. He served in the U.S. Navy. Billy Coleman attended Mississippi College and the University of Tennessee. He retired as Superintendent of Operations from Mississippi Chemical after 43 years of service. He was an active member at First Baptist Church where he served during his 67 years there. He served in many capacities at his church. His favorite hobby was wood carving came next to his hobby of loving to work in his yard and bird watching He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and he loved his family and friends. His loving wife, Mary Lou and daughter, Gayla Mashburn Gibbons and Son-In-Law, Bruce Gibbons, survive him. Also 6 Grandchildren and their spouses: Scotty Gibbons (Casey), Coleman Mashburn (Dee), Jason Gibbons (Angela), Lauren Gibbons Barton (Bryan), Grayson Mashburn (Lauren) and William Gibbons (Haylee). 15 Great-Grandchildren: Linsi Mashburn, Candice Gibbons, Ryan Gibbons, Kelly Grace Gibbons, Bria Gibbons, Morgan Mashburn, Weston Barton, Hannah Gibbons, Allison Gibbons, Brooklyn Barton, Keaton Barton, Angel Gibbons, Bryson Barton, Jordan Gibbons and William Mashburn. Proceeded in death by his Son, Bill Mashburn and his parents, Lonnie Edward and Lawery Kincaid Mashburn and his brother, James Kincaid Mashburn. His grandsons were his pallbearers: Bryan Barton, Jason Gibbons, Scotty Gibbons, William Gibbons, Coleman Mashburn and Grayson Mashburn Honorary Pallbearers: Gary Andrews, Bobby Barton, Rex Brown, David Fagan, Van Foster, Kelly Gillam, Buck Guthrie, Raymond Long, Bill McGraw, Steve Roark, Wylie Saxton, George Sigrest, Vernon Sikes and Dr. Jimmie Walker. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Yazoo City. Thank you to all of our family for being caring, comforting and helpful with his care. He was blessed with great care from Intrepid Hospice and Home Care Nurses.


James K. Shurley, Sr.

Feb 02,2015

James K. Shurley, Sr.,93, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday January 29, 2015 at King’s Daughters Hospital. He was a farmer, worked for The ASCS office, a member of 1st Baptist Church, and at one time a deacon at Rocky Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughter; Patty (John) Yates of Enterprise, AL, & son; Kenny Shurley of Atlanta, GA Visitation will be Monday February 2nd 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. followed by services at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Clint Ritchie & Rev. Lewis Kalil will officiate. In lieu of flower the family request memorials to; 1st Baptist Church, 328 Grand Ave, Yazoo City, MS 39194


Ralph S. Fuller, Sr

Feb 02,2015

Ralph S. Fuller, Sr., 82, of Yazoo City passed away Friday January 30, 2015 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was a retired Bridge Inspector at The Mississippi Department of Transportation, a Minister, and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; Dorothy T. Fuller, daughter; Darla (Dr. John) Adams of Mantachie, MS, sons; Ralph (Sherry) Fuller of Philadelphia, MS, Mike (Gail) Fuller of Madison, MS, Rickey Fuller of Bentonia, Dr. Jay (Carla) Fuller of Albany, GA & Johnny (Mary) Fuller of Yazoo City, 15 grandchildren, & 12 great grandchildren. Services will be Monday February 2 at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Bus Station RD Yazoo City, visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are his grandchildren; Trey, Eric, Jeremy, Michael, Mitch, Nicholas, Jason, Brett, Ryan, Hunter, Joshua, & Derck. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Rowell, Albert Turner, Larry Druery, Bernice Hilderbrand, Ed Lee, Gene Creel & Recil Elledge. Dr. John Adams & Rev. Jeff Dixon will officiate.


James Thomas Goodwin

Jan 30,2015

James Thomas Goodwin, 81, of Benton, MS, formerly of Batesville, MS, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, January, 28, 2015. His memory will be cherished by his sister, Velma Krencik of Batesville; two sons, William Kenneth Goodwin (Martha) of Senatobia, MS, and Alan Lee Goodwin of Chicago, IL; two grandchildren, Amy Goodwin Sherman (Granville) of Water Valley, MS, and John Goodwin (Mary Elinor) of Atlanta, GA; one great-grandson, George Carpenter Sherman of Water Valley; four stepdaughters, Sheila Bridges (Andy) of Benton, Cheryl Carr (Terry) of Madison, MS, Debbie Braswell (Wendell) of Birmingham, AL, Brenda Griffin (Dan) of Millbrook, AL; and devoted friend, Carolyn Cockrell of Bentonia, MS. James was born June 13, 1933, in Houston, MS, to Thomas Edward and Litha Baker Goodwin. He was the husband of the late Jo Ann Reeves Goodwin of Batesville and the late Adine Hearst Goodwin of Benton. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Floyd Goodwin, Robert Goodwin, Rubel Goodwin, Ben Goodwin and five sisters, Susie Garrett, Lucille Samuels, Ruth Nolan, and Margaret Reeves. James graduated from Batesville High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. In 1955 he married his high school sweetheart, Jo Ann Reeves. They lived and raised their sons in Batesville where they were members of First Baptist Church. James was employed for many years at the Hosiery Mill and later was a Case Tractor Dealer and partner in Como Tractor. When he retired, he was employed by Custom Sign Company. He was a member of the Batesville Lions Club. In 2005 he married Adine Hearst and they made their home in Benton, MS. James and Adine were active members of Benton Baptist Church where James served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Throughout the years, James took pleasure in keeping up with his classmates and with the numerous friends he was privileged to have from his travels. He loved to sightsee, especially the countryside of the western United States. Many trips were made to Mountain View, AR, to hear “pickin” music by friends he had made there. In his retirement years, he also visited Australia twice, Costa Rica, Alaska, Hawaii. For his 81st he traveled with his friend Paul Parker on a bear hunting expedition to Canada. James had a special gift for storytelling, drawing from amusing recollections of his life. Since the 1950s he had a special passion of keeping up with the Ole Miss Rebels’ football program. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015, at 12:00 Benton Baptist Church, Benton, MS. Reverend Charles Moore will officiate the service. The family will receive friends at the Benton Baptist Church beginning at 11:00 on the day of the service. A graveside service will be held at Forrest Memorial Park, Highway 6 East, Batesville, MS, at 4:00 p.m. Reverend Frank Beck of Senatobia Presbyterian Church will officiate.


Eric Jordan

Jan 26,2015

Eric Jordan, 64, beloved father and grandfather passed on January 24, 2015, at 12:10AM Saturday morning at Hospice Ministries. Eric was born and raised in Carter, MS and was a life-long partner of Jordan Planting, Co. until he retired in 2013. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church at the time of his death. He enjoyed spending his retirement in outdoor activity and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his three children: Erica Blackmon, Claire Jordan and Michael Jordan. He had two grandchildren: Claire Auston Blackmon and Whitt Blackmon. Eric was one of seven children of Bill and Mary Catherine Jordan of Carter, MS. His siblings are: Bob Carr (Freddie) of Brandon, Jody Carr (Hope) of Yazoo City, Lynda Michel (Jules) of Ridgeland, David Jordan (Becky) of Oxford, John Jordan (Lou) of Madison and Mark Jordan (Cindy) of Canton. He is also survived by eighteen nieces and nephews. The visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Monday, January 26th, at 9:30AM followed by Mass of Resurrection at 11:00AM. Rev. P.J. Curley will be officiating the Mass. Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in lieu of flowers.


John W. Carter, Jr.

Jan 26,2015

John W. “Tootsie” Carter, Jr., 82, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his residence in Yazoo County. Mr. Carter was a member of Castle Chapel Methodist Church. He worked for MDOT as a lab technician for many years. He also was part of the Yazoo County Fair Association for 47 yrs. Mr. Carter is survived by his wife Joyce Carter of Yazoo City, son Rev. James Steven “Bubba” Carter of Yazoo City, daughter Brenda Ketchum (Willard Dale) of Yazoo City, 7 grandchildren, 12 great grands, and sisters; Sarah Aultman of Lonoke, AR and Carol McMaster of Yazoo City. Funeral Services will be Monday, January 26, 2015 at 2:00 in Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with a visit from 1-2 before the service. Interment will be located at Fletchers Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Sellers and Rev. Billy Frazure will conduct the services.


Roseana Oldham

Jan 24,2015

Roseana T. Oldham, 89, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Oasis Health and Rehab in Yazoo City. Mrs. Oldham was a homemaker for many years. Mrs. Oldham is survived by her daughter Pamela Hibbard of Yazoo City, son Floyd Oldham of Omaha, NE, granddaughters; Michelle Lindboe of Lake Butler, FL, Marie Hibbard of Yazoo City, and Renee Hibbard of Yazoo City, great granddaughter Ally Rose Lindboe, and great grandson Ethan Aaron Beaird. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Woodhaven Memorial Park in Millington, TN at 2:00. Visitation will be from 5-7 Friday evening at Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


Louise G. Seay

Jan 24,2015

Louise G. Seay, 77, of Benton passed away Wednesday January 21, 2015 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. A seamstress she was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons; Walter A. Seay, Sr., Jimmy Seay, Donald Seay all of Benton, Ivey Courtney of Louisville, KY, & Earl Goodwin of Memphis, TN, daughter; Carolyn Singleton of Benton, 12 grandchildren & 24 great grandchildren. Mrs. Seay was preceded in death by her daughter Julie Jennings & husband Henderson S. Seay. Visitation will be Saturday January 24 9:30 A.M. until the Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City with internment in Midway Methodist Church Cemetery . Rev. Whit Holmes will officiate.


Willie Leon Cleveland, Jr.

Jan 21,2015

Willie Leon Cleveland, Jr., 77, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at St. Dominics in Jackson. Mr. Cleveland was a retired Insurance Salesman of many years. He was a veteran of the Armed Forces. Mr. Cleveland is survived by his wife Nina A. Cleveland of Yazoo City, daughters; Sheri Cleveland of Yazoo City, and Lori Cleveland of Yazoo City, granddaughters; Calliegh Simmons (Jeremy), Samantha Book, Frances Wright (Francis), and Olivia Hutto, sisters; Bess Cobb (Jimmy) of Houston, TX, and Nyona Lang (Steve) of Nevada, brothers; Roy Lee Cleveland (Joy) of Bentonia, MS, Jerry Cleveland (Loretta) of Pearl, MS, and Michael Cleveland of Houston, TX. Funeral services for Mr. Cleveland will be a private graveside Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Rev. David Wright will conduct the graveside service.


Lottie Powell

Jan 21,2015

Lottie A. Powell, 83, of Louise passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Powell was a homemaker for many years. She was a member of Louise Baptist Church. Mrs. Powell is survived by her son Mike Powell of Brandon, daughters; Rhonda Bailey of Louise and Sue Ann Alderman of Louise, 4 grandchildren, and 5 great grands. Funeral services for Mrs. Powell will be 2:00 Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Visitation will be from 1-2 before the service. Rev. Glen Warrington will conduct the service.


Willie Earle Hood

Jan 21,2015

Willie Earle Hood, 86, of Vicksburg formerly of Yazoo City, passed away at her sons residence in Vicksburg Monday January 19, 2015. She was a homemaker, a member of 1st Baptist Church, and the widow of L. A. “Joe” Hood who served as District 3 Supervisor on The Yazoo County Board of Supervisors for many years. Survivors are her son; William Allen Hood of Vicksburg, daughter; Angela Hood Miller of Louisville, KY, Grandsons; Derek Shane Miller of Jackson & William Allen “Will” Hood, II of Vicksburg, 2 great grandchildren Gabe Miller & Eli Miller. Rev. Cortez Hutchinson will officiate the service at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday January 21 at 11:00 A.M. The family will accept visitors beginning at 10:00 A.M. prior to the service. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


Ben Allen Burrell

Jan 10,2015

Ben Allen Burrell, 67 of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2015 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was retired from The U.S. Air Force and was of the Church of Christ faith. Survivors are his wife; Karen Burrell, sons; Robert Allen Burrell of Charlotte, NC, & Edward Burrell of Houston, TX, 5 grandchildren, sisters; Billie Jones of Madison, & Linda Starnes of Orange Beach, AL, brother; Lonnie Burrell of Alvin, TX Mr. Burrell was preceded in death by; his parents; Allen & Loraine Jenkins Burrell, and a sister Sherry B. Reynolds. Visitation will be Saturday January 10 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 10:00 A.M. followed by a memorial service at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King’s Chapel. Rev. Jay Trammell will officiate.


Beatrice Hilderbrand

Jan 10,2015

Beatrice Hilderbrand of Bentonia, 88, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City. Mrs. Hilderbrand was a retired childcare worker of many years. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Mrs. Hilderbrand is survived by her son William Henry Hilderbrand of Bentonia, daughters; Dorothy H. Parker of Bentonia, Patricia H. Burrough of Bentonia, step-daughter Mary Lee H. Langley of Vicksburg, 6 Grandchildren, and 7 great grands. Funeral services for Mrs. Hilderbrand will be Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 10:00 at Hebron Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 9-10 before the service. The Rev. Bill Hutto and Rev. Scott Jones will conduct the funeral service.


Bonnie H. Kirk

Jan 09,2015

Bonnie H. Kirk, 83, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday January 6, 2015 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A retired Registered Nurse she was a member of Parkview Church of God. Survivors are her husband; George Kirk, Jr.,sons; Mike (Sherrie) Kirk of Vaughan, and Mark (Amanda ) Kirk of Batesville, MS, grandchildren; Bret Kirk, Mary Morgan Reams, & Rip Kirk, great grandchildren; Adyn Reams, Addy Reams, Ellie Kirk, Lillie Collins Kirk, & Phillip Kirk, sister; Joe Ghetti of Flora, brothers; Melvin Howell of Jackson, & Alfred Howell of Bentonia. Mrs. Kirk was preceded in death by brothers; Malcolm Howell & Leon Howell, & by sisters; Mrs. Marion Clemmons & Myrtle Foster. Visitation will be Friday January 9 – 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. with services at 11:00 A.M. at Parkview Church of God Highway 16 East in Yazoo County. Internment will follow in Center Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Ken Lynch & Rev. Jeff Dunlap will officiate.


Daniel (Danny) T. Bradshaw

Jan 07,2015

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


Marvin H. Gibbs

Jan 07,2015

Obituary Marvin Harold Gibbs, 76, of Yazoo City, Mississippi passed away on January 5, 2015 in Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral and burial services will be held 2:00 PM on January 7, 2015, at Glenwood Cemetery with Reverend Arokia Savio of St. Mary’s Catholic Church officiating. Visitation will follow at 3:00 PM at the Gibbs’ Home located at 2114 Wildwood Terrace, Yazoo City, Mississippi. Arrangements are by Stricklin King. Marvin Harold Gibbs was born in New Orleans to Albert and Ida Gibbs on August 10, 1938. He went to school at Fortier High School in New Orleans. He married Natalie Ann Nicholas on April 10, 1964 in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He attended Louisiana State University. He worked in sales his entire life and primarily for Life of Georgia. Marvin is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Ida Gibbs. Marvin Gibbs is survived by Natalie Gibbs, and his children Cheryl Rech (Mike), Tracy Hitt (Eddie), Derek Gibbs (Stephanie) and Darryl Gibbs (Emily). He is survived by grandchildren Erin Rech, Mary Moses Hitt, Wister Hitt, Upton Hitt, Clara Gibbs, Ella Gibbs, Baiden Gibbs, Noah Gibbs, Pate Gibbs, and Sarah Gibbs He is survived by his siblings Stanley Gibbs, Rosalyn Schwartz, and Yvonne Slutz. Honorary pallbearers will be his sons-in-law and grandsons. Memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Association, Mississippi Chapter 196 Charmant Drive, Suite 4 Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157.


Myrtle M. Foster

Jan 05,2015

Myrtle M. Foster, 94, of Clinton (formerly of Benton) passed away Friday January 2, 2015 at The Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. A member of Melrose Baptist Church she was a homemaker. Survivors are her daughter; Linda F. Walton of Benton, sons; Ernest C. (Marion) Foster of Bentonia, Raymond S. (Patsy) Foster of Benton, Larry C. Foster of Bolton, 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, brothers; Melvin Howell of Jackson, Alford Howell of Bentonia, sisters; Bonnie Kirk of Yazoo City, Jeanett Getty of Flora. Mrs. Foster was preceded in death by her husband; Ernest B. Foster, son; Ben Foster, & daughter; Dot Evans. Visitation will be Sunday January 4 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with services Monday January 5 at 11:00 A.M. at Melrose Baptist Church on Highway 433 in Yazoo County. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Trent Sligh will officiate. Pallbearers are; Michael Foster, Jason Foster, Raymond Foster, Jr. Ken Foster, Richie Evans, Nick Logan, Barnett Logan, Lance Foster, Tyler Gordon, & Jeremy Johnston.


Inez R. Smith

Jan 04,2015

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


Vallie Idell Horne Ethridge

Jan 02,2015

Vallie Idell Horne Ethridge, 91, of Helena, Alabama passed away Monday December 29, 2014 at The University of Alabama, Birminham Medical Center in Birmingham, AL. She was a homemaker & a Baptist. Survivors include her daughters Barbara Ethridge of Helena, AL & Ellen Ethridge of Denver, CO She was preceded in death by her husband; Lamar Doyle Ethridge, Parents; Fredrick & Endora Davisson Horne. Services will be Friday January 1, 2015 at Short Creek Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. with services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Short Creek Cemetery. Rev. Bill Hutto will officiate. Pallbearers are; Jason Horne, Cliff Horne, Jeremy Screws, Greg Horne, Thomas Horne, Peter Horne, Adam Horne, & Dylan Horne.


Harry A Becker

Jan 02,2015

Harry A. Becker,66, of Yazoo City passed away Wednesday December 31, 2014 at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. He was a manager for Wal-Mart (formerly served as a Yazoo City Policeman) and a member of 1st Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife; Monna S. Becker of Yazoo City, Son; Cameron Becker of Jessup, MD, daughters; Linda Gary of Yazoo City, Theresa (James) Alexander of Yazoo City, 5 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, & brother; Edward Becker of Winchester, OH. Services will be at 1st Baptist Church-Yazoo City Friday January 2, 201. With visitation from 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. and services at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in The Counts Family Cemetery on Spears Road in Yazoo County. Rev. Clint Ritchie will officiate. Pallbearers are: Kenny Lyons, Michael Arender, James Alexander, Pat Rush, & Jason Gary.


Ruby J. "Judy" Moore

Jan 01,2015

Ruby Jewelle "Judy" Moore, 90, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Ms. Moore was a retired secretary at Mississippi Chemical Corp. & for Jerry Clower for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City. Ms. Moore is survived by her sons; Larry Moore of Yazoo City, and Donnie Moore of Canton, daughter Barbara Arnold of Jackson, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 2 great great grands, sisters; Mary Thornberry of Minneapolis, MN, Margaret Keen of Huntsville, AL, and Frances Keen of Norfolk, VA. Ms. Moore was preceded in death by her son George Moore, and a brother Paul Sheppard. Funeral services for Ms. Moore will be Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 11:00 in the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 9-11 before the service at the funeral home. The Rev. Lewis Kalil will conduct the service. Memorials may be made to 1st Baptist Church in Yazoo City.


Katherine Ann Neely

Dec 30,2014

Katherine Ann Neely, 75, of Yazoo City passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Kings Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City. Ms. Neely was a member of First baptist Church in Yazoo City. She was a retired bank teller. Ms. Neely is survived by her aunts; Nerine Merkle of Gulfport, Doris Neely of Clinton, and Martha Lee Merkle of Atlanta, and a host of cousins. Funeral services for Ms. Neely will be a graveside Tuesday, December 30 at 2:00. Visitation will be from 12:30-2:00 before the graveside at the funeral home. Rev. Cortez Hutchinson will officiate the service.


Michael William "Rodeo" Rhodes

Dec 27,2014

Michael William “Rodeo” Rhodes, 60, of Benton passed away Wednesday December 24, 2014. He hs been disabled and was a communicate of St, Mary’s Catholic Church. Survivors are his son; Michael Ellis Rhodes of Yazoo City , daughter; Marie Rhodes (Chad) Chipley of Kosciusko, MS, grandchildren; Brooks Chipley, Brayden Chipley, Baylor Chipley, sisters; Catherine Barrizza of Memphis, TN, Anne Phillips of Yazoo City, Mary Jane Hollis of Como, MS, Dee Ruhl of Como, MS, & Patricia Jones of Yazoo City. He was preceded in death by; his parents Robert & Livie Terrell Bunch Rhodes and a son Robert Nicholson “Bob” Rhodes. Services will be at St Mary’s Catholic Church Saturday December 27, visitation 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. followed by services at 10:30 A.M. Father Lincoln Dahl & Father P. J. Curley will be officiating.


Addie Burton Simmons

Dec 20,2014

Addie Burton Simmons, formally of Bentonia, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 95. Mrs. Simmons was born July 22, 1921 in Kemper County MS to Steven Jasper Burton and Margaret Crocker Burton. Mrs. Simmons is preceded in death by her husband J. T. "Pete" Simmons, her parents, four brothers, two sisters and one son, William Burton Freeman. She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Lee (Gerald) of Flora and son John Freeman (Freda) of Florence. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Geneva Burton of Bentonia. Mrs. Simmons was a resident of Belhaven Senior Care Facility in Jackson at the time of her death. She was a member of Bentonia Baptist Church. Visitation will be 10-11 on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City preceding the graveside service. Interment will be in Dover Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers gifts may be made to Bentonia Baptist Church.


Elmer Leroy Platt

Dec 17,2014

Elmer Leroy Platt , 75 , fo Yazoo City passed away at his residence Sunday December 14, 2014. He was retired supervisor at AMCO Manufacturing Co. Survivors are his wife Betty Platt, sons; Danny Ray Platt & Jerry Lee Platt all of Yazoo City, 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, brothers; Ricky Platt of LeHigh, AR, Arlie Platt Marian, AR, sisters; Slyvia Hampton, Ginger Kirk, Georgie Gann & Linda Whittey. He was preceded in death by a son Rubbin Edward Platt. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday December 17 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home beginning at 9:30 A.M. until the Funeral at 11:00 A.M. in our Chapel. Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery in Yazoo County.


Gertrude "Trudy Guthrie

Dec 13,2014

Gertrude (Trudy) Guthrie, age 75, passed away on December 9, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Lisa J. King in Fayetteville, NC. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Stricklin King Chapel in Yazoo City, MS at 2pm. Burial will be in the Scotland Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday, 12 Noon until 1:50 pm prior to the funeral. Mrs. Guthrie was born July 18, 1939 in Florence, AL to Clyde Russell and Jamie Bernice Van Pelt. She was retired and a member of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church of Fayetteville, NC. During her life she lived in Florence AL, Memphis, TN, Meridian, MS Yazoo City, MS Benton, MS and as her health deteriorated, spent her final months in Fayetteville, NC. She graduated from Meridian High School in 1956, worked a few months at WTOK radio, then a few years in the office of Rush Memorial Hospital, Meridian, MS until her marriage to Walter L. (Bud) Guthrie in April 1963, After marriage she worked for Mississippi Chemical Corp., Yazoo City, MS for a short time until they started a family of 4, when she became a stay-at-home mom, later worked for First Methodist Day Care eventually changing to Assistant Teacher in the Yazoo City’s schools for 18 years. During this time she also assisted her husband with a Clarion-Ledger Paper Route for 26 years. During children’s “growing-up” years was also involved in the local Quarter Horse Shows and taught Sunday School at Calvary Baptist Church. After moving to Benton – enjoyed fellow shipping at Benton Baptist Church, As her health deteriorated and husband passed, she moved in with her daughter, Lisa King and family in Fayetteville, NC. She was preceded in death by both Parents and husband of 50 years minus 3 weeks, Walter L. “Bud” Guthrie. Trudy Guthrie is survived by two daughters, Lisa King (Steven) of Fayetteville, NC, Regina Davis (David) of Rowelett, Texas, two sons, Ronald Guthrie (Susan) of Dallas, Georgia, Shane Guthrie (Susan) of San Diego, CA, 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both parents and her husband of 50 years, Walter L. (Bud) Guthrie. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to; His Little One's Ministry, 3013 A Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304 or The Gideon's International, Yazoo-Humphreys Camp, P.O. Box 1111, Yazoo City, MS 39194.


George Thomas Moore

Dec 10,2014

George Thomas Moore, 60, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Monday December 8, 2014. Of the Baptist faith he was Banking Center Manager at BankPlus. Survivors are His wife; Martha Moore of Yazoo City, son; Jason (Holly) Moore of New Orleans, daughter Kelly Moore of Tomball, TX, mother; Judy Moore of Yazoo City, sister Barbara (Chuck) Arnold of Yazoo City, brothers; Larry (Jackie) Moore of Yazoo City, & Donnie (Renee) Moore of Canton, MS Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his father; Lawrence Moore. Services will be Wednesday December 10, visitation from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. Followed by services at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in Flora Hills Cemetery in Pearl, MS. Rev. Lewis Kalil will officiate.


Ivone Green Martin

Dec 05,2014

IVONE GREEN MARTIN Tchula Ivone Green Martin, 77, passed from this life into life everlasting with Jesus Christ her Savior, on Monday, December 1, 2014. Visitation will be 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014 and funeral services at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Graveside services will follow at Pinecrest Cemetary in Tchula, Mississippi. Ivone was born in Bassfield, Mississippi on September 21, 1937 to the late Lonnie and Nora Green. She was a life-long mother and homemaker and gave selflessly of herself to her family and others. She worked at the Henson-Kickernick plant in Lexington, Mississippi for many years. After the closing of the plant, she worked for Dr. Charlie Sinclair as his dental assistant. Her passion was enjoying the outdoors, working in her garden and growing flowers. She was diagnosed with ALS in December 2013 and was determined to face it head-on with her faith in God and a fighting spirit. Throughout the past year, she was a light to all who knew her, making friends with all of her caregivers in the different facilities to which she was admitted over the last six months. She always had a smile on her face and even though she could not communicate verbally during that time, she enjoyed writing messages, joking and laughing with all who attended her and visited with her. In addition to her parents, Ivone was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Martin; her daughter, Terri Evans of Hilliard, FL; her sister, Myrtis Smith of Brookhaven, MS; and, her brother Curtis Green of Brookhaven, MS. Survivors are her daughters Jan Hammack (Butch) of Madison, MS; Robin Sanderson (Blaine) of Parker, CO; Tracy Seale (Jerry) of Flora, MS; grandchildren, Erin Hammack and Mary Beth Hammack of Madison, MS; Daine Land of Jackson, MS, Mandie Land Tolbert of Clinton, MS, and Lindsey McDaniel of Hilliard, FL; Mikayla Miller of Parker, CO; and, Brooke Seale, Zachary Seale and Mollie Seale of Flora, MS. Pallbearers will be Butch Hammack, Blaine Sanderson, Jerry Seale, Vaiden Lewis Martin, Jack Bridgers, and Lee Bridgers. Zachary Seale and Erin Tolbert are honorary pallbearers. The family would like to thank all of the caregivers our mother has had over the last six months, but particularly those at Trinity Mission Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton, MS and Hospice Ministries of Ridgeland, Mississippi. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you consider making a donation to one of the following: Tchula Baptist Church in Tchula, Mississippi; Baptist Children's Village; or the John Paul II Medical Research Foundation (www.jp2sri.org - specify ALS Research).


John Webb Lampley, Sr.

Dec 03,2014

John Webb Lampley, Sr., 90, of Vaughan, MS, went to be with the Lord on November 29, 2014, at home surrounded by family. He was born on December 11, 1923, in Noxapater, MS, the son of the late Edgar Lee and Bernice Webb Lampley. John Webb served in the United States Marine Corps in WWII from December 1942 until his discharge as a sergeant in February of 1946. He served in the Pacific with Marine Air Group 15. John Webb graduated from Mississippi College in 1950, where he met his wife Bettie Agnes Dixon Lampley. They were married on August 15, 1950, and enjoyed over 64 years of wonderful marriage. John Webb loved his wife and family with all of his heart. He was a long-time member of Black Jack Baptist Church and served as a deacon for 55 years. He was employed at Mississippi Chemical Corporation for over 30 years, serving as chief operator of the AOP, and also had farming interests. Besides his parents, John Webb is preceded in death by two siblings, his brother E. L. Lampley, Jr., and his sister Mary Lampley. He is survived by his wife Bettie Agnes Dixon Lampley; son Webb Lampley (Leigh), and daughter Elizabeth Lampley; his four grandchildren: Wendy Lampley Mars (Sam), Ashleigh Lampley Barnes (Ryan), Whitney Lampley, Alex Lampley (Maegan); and his seven great grandchildren: Coulson, Harper, and Baylor Mars; Lily Grace, Hastings, and Paxton Barnes; and Watson Lampley. He is also survived by his sister Charlye Sue Burton; nephews Edgar Burton and Ivey Dixon; nieces Dr. Bettie Knight, Doris Dixon, Jeannie Dixon, and extended family members. Pallbearers are Alex Lampley, Sam Mars, Coulson Mars, Harper Mars, Ryan Barnes, Edgar Burton, and Larry Moore. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of Black Jack Baptist Church, Ivey Dixon, and Joe Speed. Visitation will be held at Black Jack Baptist Church, Vaughan, MS, on Tuesday, December 2 from 5:00-6:30 p.m., and also on Wednesday, December 3, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The funeral will be held at Black Jack Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ken Anderson, former pastor, conducting the service. Burial will held at Black Jack Baptist Church Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to the Building Fund of Black Jack Baptist Church.


Allie M. McClain

Dec 02,2014

Allie M. McClain of Yazoo City, 87, passed away November 29, 2014 at Oasis Health and Rehab in Yazoo City. Mrs. McClain was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She was a homemaker for many years. Mrs. McClain is survived by sons; Tommy McClain (Annie) of Grenwood, and Rayford McClain (Debra) of Anguilla, former daughter in law Patricia McClain of Louise, 4 great grandchildren, sisters; Tillie Robbins of Moore, OK, and Margie Bingham (Allen) of Albany, GA. Funeral services for Mrs. McClain will be Tuesday December, 2, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 10-11 before the service. The Rev. Jim Ingram will conduct the service with Stricklin-King handling the arrangements.


James Edward "Ed" Marshall

Dec 01,2014

James Edward “Ed” Marshall, 87 of Damon, Texas formerly of Yazoo City passed away in Houston, Texas Tuesday November 25, 2014. A member of Brazos Bend Baptist Church and A Deacon of Calvary Baptist Church, Yazoo City, He was the former manager of Piggly Wiggly of Yazoo City. Ed was preceded in death by his 1st wife Zelene Stevens Marshall and his 2nd wife Elinor Sandige . Survivors are his sons Steve Marshall of Damon, TX & John Claburn of Richmond, TX, 3 grandchildren, & 5 great grandchildren. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City Monday December 1 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. with services at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Al Finch will officiate.


Glenda Seay Rutherford

Dec 01,2014

Glenda Rutherford, 66, of Meridian formerly of Yazoo City passed away Friday November 28, 2014 at Poplar Springs Nursing Home in Meridian. A retired Nurses Aide she was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church . Survivors are her Son Kelly Rutherford of Plantersville, AL, grandchildren Will Rutherford & Jessica Waltermeyer, 7 great grandchildren, sisters; Rosemary Adcock of Brandon, MS, Ann Dodson of Marion, MS, & Cathy Byne of West Palm Beach, FL,and brother Randy Seay of Yazoo City. Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel Monday December 1 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. with services at 2:oo P.M. at the funeral home. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev, Lewis Kalil will officiate.


Deborah "Debbie" Kaye Faulkner

Nov 29,2014

Deborah Kaye “Debbie” Faulkner, 58, of Bentonia passed away in Center Point, LA Friday November 21, 2014. A homemaker she was a member of Anding Baptist Church. Survivors include daughter Christal Willis of Vicksburg, grandchild Triston Willis, sisters; Jeanette Reynolds of Center Point, LA, Pat Johnston of Mobile, AL, Marie Reeves of Gulfport, MS,& Pam Hilderbrand of Bentonia. Graveside services will ne Saturday November 29 at 2:00 P.M. in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. John Slade officiating


Oscar Gray Goodman, Sr.

Nov 22,2014

Oscar Gray Goodman, Sr. passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on November 17, 2014, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He was born in Riderwood, Alabama, on December 27, 1928, to Edward Gray and Pearl Maiden (Long) Goodman. Mr. Goodman grew up in the small community of Whynot, Mississippi, where he was fondly known by many as “Snookum.” After graduating from Whynot High School, he attended Livingston State Teachers’ College in Livingston, Alabama, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. His post-graduate degrees include a Master of Science from the Graduate School of Entomology at Mississippi State College in Starkville, Mississippi and a Master of Education Administration from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. He was a Korean Conflict veteran who served in the United States Army as a Military Pay Administrator while on assignment in Europe; he also served as a member of the Signal Corps Mobile Demonstration Team while he was stationed at Camp Rucker, Alabama. He married Syble Beth (Robinson) Goodman in 1955, with who he had six children. As a long-time resident of Yazoo County, Mr. Goodman was well-known and respected throughout the community for his work as an entomologist, farmer, educator, and business owner. He resided and worked in Holly Bluff, Mississippi, for many years where he established Goodman Associates and Goodman Chemical and Seed Company. He retired from education as the Superintendent of Holly Bluff Line Consolidated Schools. He also served on the Yazoo Board of Election Commissioners for two terms. Mr. Goodman was a long-time member of the Holly Bluff Baptist Church. After retiring, Mr. and Mrs. Goodman moved to Bentonia, Mississippi, where he enjoyed fishing, riding in his truck, and tending to his cattle and timber interests. Affectionately known as “Gran Gran” by his cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his true passion was the time he spent ‘visiting’ with family members and friends in the community. Mr. Goodman is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Syble Beth Goodman; six children, Denise Lynch (Marshall); Oscar Gray Goodman, Jr. (Terri); Karl Goodman (Dorothy); Keith Goodman (Lydia); Kenny Goodman (Stephanie); and Yolanda Coghlan (Henry); 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, James and Arthur Goodman; and his sister, Gaythel Dearman. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John Commie ‘J.C.’ Goodman. Visitation will take place at Friday, November 21st, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home, 718 Calhoun Avenue, Yazoo City, Mississippi, from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, 3785 Highway 433 West, Bentonia, Mississippi, from 1-2 p.m. to be followed immediately by funeral services. Burial will take place at Mt. Olivet Methodist Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are his grandsons, David Lynch; Gray Goodman, III; Kenneth (Bubba) Goodman; Floyd Coghlan; Simpson Goodman; Ron Goodman; and Daniel Goodman. Honorary pallbearers include his nephews, Tommy Goodman; Commie Goodman; Jimmy Goodman; Rocky Dearman; Van Goodman; as well as friends, David Bridgers; Ross Nesbit; Sidney Potter; Benny K. Warrington; Cullen Williams; and Jack Varner. The Goodman family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Regency Hospital and Hospice Ministries for the attentive care given to their beloved family patriarch. Memorials may be made to Holly Bluff Baptist Church, P.O. Box 24, Holly Bluff, Mississippi 39088 or Hospice Ministries, 450 Towncenter Blvd., Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157.


Stephen P. Stoner

Nov 19,2014

Stephen P. Stoner, 62, of Holly Bluff passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at UMMC in Jackson. Mr. Stoner was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City. He was in the agriculture industry as a family farmer for many years. Stephen is survived by his life partner Carol Richmond of Louise, daughters; Melissa Love of Cabot, AR, Stephanie Wood of Brandon, and Sarah Stoner of Brandon, mother Mary Jo Stoner of Yazoo City, sisters; Mary Frances Rogers (Jake) of Mendenhall, Patricia Parker (David) of Yazoo City, and Rosemary Milner (Paul) of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Austin Seals Love, Mary Adrianne Love, and Allison Lee Wood. Funeral services for Mr. Stoner will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 at the church before the service. Father Lincoln Dall will conduct the funeral service. Interment will be immediately after the funeral service in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Patrick Smith, Herbert Ginn, Jason Walker, Jayson Foster, Josh Brewer, Jason Rogers, and Ryan Milner.


William Leo Dixon, Jr.

Nov 17,2014

William Leo Dixon, Jr. of Yazoo City, 72, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 at Kings Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City. Mr. Dixon was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church for many years. He was a butcher for Jitney Jungle by trade. Mr. Dixon is survived by his daughters; Elizabeth Burrell of Puckett, and Leslie Mott of Yazoo City, son Lance Dixon “Christy” of Brandon, 10 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded on death by his wife Shirley Dixon, and his sister Carolyn Eldridge. Memorial services for Mr. Dixon will be Monday, November 17, 2014 at 2:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1-2 before the service. Rev. Lewis Kalil will conduct the service.


Veda Joyce Nutt

Nov 14,2014

Veda Joyce Nutt, 87, of Benton, MS died Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City, MS. She was born in Kennett, MO on March 16, 1927 to Edd and Rosa Mills. She was married to the late Thomas M. Nutt. Surviving are her two children, Mike (Vicky) Nutt of Lake Placid, FL and Sue Thames of Clinton, MS. She had four grandchildren, Maleigh Halford of Ridgeland, Tommy Bellis (Candace) of Raymond, Michael (Alisha) Thames of Liberty Hill, TX and Niki Jobe of Memphis. She also had four great grandchildren, Haley Halford, Abbie Bellis, Brandon Bellis and Brody Bellis. Joyce was a longtime resident of Benton where she lived since leaving her childhood home in Kennett, MO. She loved to cook, read and was passionate about helping anyone in need. She was also a lifelong member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Benton. Graveside services will be held at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery at 10:00 am on Friday, November 14, 2014. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.


Alice Florence May

Nov 14,2014

Alice Florence May of Yazoo City, 83, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. May was a homemaker for many years. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Mrs. May is survived by her sons; Randy and Dwayne May of Yazoo City, 6 grandchildren; Lori Hearst, Phoenix Sullivan, Wayland May, Wayne Taylor, Chris May, and Abbie May, and 8 Great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Teddy May. Funeral services for Mrs. May will be Friday, November 14, 2014 at 11:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation is Thursday from 5-7 at the funeral home. The Rev. John Slade will officiate the funeral service. Pallbearers will include Abbie May, Chris May, William May, Austin May, Dallas Hearst, Tracy Hardy, and Curtis May III.


Connie Passons

Nov 10,2014

Cornelia “Connie” Pearl Passons, 80, of Bentonia passed away Friday, November 7, 2014 at King’s Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City, Ms. Mrs. Passons was a member of Melrose Baptist Church in Yazoo County. She was a retired school teacher of many years. Mrs. Passons is survived by her husband Lloyd Passons of Bentonia, sons; Bobby Passons (Linda) of Bentonia, and Keith Passons (Annette) of Benton, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grands, and sisters; Sarah Irwin of Bentonia, and Carolyn Cotton (Bill) of Birmingham. Funeral services for Mrs. Passons will be held Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:00 at Melrose Baptist Church. Visitation will be 5-7 Sunday evening at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Rev. James Garner and Rev. Trenton Sligh will officiate the service. Pallbearers will include Chris Cotton, Steven Cotton, Damon Passons, and Edward Davis.


Daniel Fulton

Nov 09,2014

Daniel Singleton a Fulton, 75, passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014. He was born July 28, 1939 in Philadelphia, Ms to H.S. and Willie Maude Fulton. He was also preceded in death by 3 sisters-Dwight Blakely, Peggy Green And Mary Ann Fulton, 2 brothers-Sonny Fulton and Bill Fulton. He is survived by his wife, Frances Steed Fulton, 2 daughters, Donna (John) Overby of Belzoni, Lori (Danny) Manseill of Silver City, Ms, 2 sons, Danny Fulton of Louise, Ms and Craig (Sherry) Fulton of Carrollton, Ms. He has 2 grandsons, Brit (Blaine) Overby and Reese Fulton, 2 granddaughters, Haley Overby and Brittany (Justin) Jones, 3 great grands-Thomas, Addie Grace and John Britton.2 brothers, Rudolph Fulton of Houston, Tx and Robert Fulton of Yazoo. Pallbearers will be his nephews- Sonny Boy Fulton, John Fulton, Andy Fulton, Chris Steed, Dee Steed, Mike Fulton and Bo Green. Honorary Pallbearers are Robert Byars, Todd Byars, Bubba Porter, Douglas Gregory, Steven Keith, Rock Bowlin, John Sandlin and Allen Owens. Visitation will be Saturday November 8th 5-7 Stricklin King, Yazoo City, Service Sunday November 9 th 2:00 Stricklin King with burial at Straight Bayou Cemetery. Daddy was a building contractor for years. During these years, many of his customers became life-long friends. He did not meet a stranger. He still picked up hitchhikers, handed money to random strangers in need or even gave away stuff of ours. He couldn't remember our birthdays or mixed our names up, called everyone "sport" but he was our biggest supporter in whatever we did or our kids did. He traveled all over to games and spent hours in the field just keeping an eye on things. Just a few things he did for us. He loved "Fulton" camp in Delta National. It was a family tradition dating back to the 40's when Papaw Sack would fill the truck with supplies and head to camp for the season. Yes things have changed over the years . No Daddys not much of a hunter- he just went to camp. He enjoyed the friends and family who also think "Little River " is one of the best places on earth. We can't forget how he loved to eat- whatever they cooked and they did plenty of that. Last but not least if you knew our Daddy you knew he loved to play cards. He would spend hours playing and outlast most of the young folks. To those of you who have played the game with him- know he enjoyed your company. We can say Daddy enjoyed life to the fullest and we thank God for our time with him.


John Coker, Jr.

Nov 09,2014

John Martin Coker, Jr., 74, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014 at River Region in Vicksburg.Mr. Coker was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Vicksburg. He was a retired superintendent at APAC for many years. Mr. Coker is survived by his son John “Marty” Coker, III of Orlando, step daughters; Kathy Ledbetter of Benton, Cynthia Ledbetter of Benton, and Tiffany Scallions of Vicksburg, and Step son John Kinch Wilson of Benton. Mr. Coker was preceded in death by his wife Melba Sligh Coker. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Yazoo County at 3:30. Visitation will be 2-3:30 at the church before the service. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle the arrangements. Dr. W. Frank Lescallette will officiate the funeral service. Pallbearers will include Will Ledbetter, Kinch Ledbetter, Joseph Ledbetter, Scotty Butler, James Ashley, Raymond Scallions, Jr., Chris Scallions, and Blake Scallions.


Delia L. Johnson

Nov 08,2014

Delia L. Johnson, 90, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Sharkey Issaquena Hospital in Rolling Fork. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker for many years. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband Walter W. Johnson of Yazoo City, Sons; Walter R. Johnson of Brandon, Sammy Johnson of Braxton, and Bill Johnson of Flora, daughters; Janie Hanna of Yazoo City, Kathaleen Hanna of Yazoo City, 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, sister Wilmette Harry of Madison, brothers; Billy Lancaster of Bolton, and Innis Lancaster of Mize. Funeral services for Mrs. Johnson will be Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11:00 in the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 before the funeral service. The Rev. Bryan Abel will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Chuck Hanna, Shane Hanna, Josh Johnson, Sammy Johnson, Scott Johnson, Dustin Johnson, William Johnson, and Dee Hanna.


George "Rooster" Martin

Nov 08,2014

George R. “Rooster” Martin, 87, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at his son’s home in West, MS surrounded by family. Rooster was retired driver for Miller Transport where he worked for many years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Rooster is survived by his daughter Sandra Martin Sessums (Steve) of Hattiesburg, sons; Cecil Martin of Yazoo City, Edward Corley of Yazoo City, Larry Corley of West, 11 grandchildren, and sister Emerette Price of Louisville. He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Martin, sisters; Ann Shows and Mamie Griffin, brother B.A. Martin, son Tony Corley, granddaughter Ashley Martin, and grandson Joshua Corley. Funeral Services for Rooster will be at 1:00 Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:30-1:00 before the service. Rev. Caleb Clark will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Lanny Bloom, Craig Strain, Jim Welborn, Marty Compton, Henry Mcewen, and James Welborne.


Donna Ledbetter Nesbit Williams

Nov 04,2014

Donna Ledbetter Nesbit Williams, 73, of Yazoo City passed away at her residence Monday November 3, 2014. A member of Bethlehem Baptist Church she was a nurse at King’s Daughters Hospital. Survivors are her husband Ronny Williams, son; Jay (Tammy) Nesbit of Yazoo City, step sons; Mark (Douglas) Williams of Bentonia, & Rick (Barbara) Williams of Benton, grandsons; Griff Nesbit, Zac Nesbit & Ryan Williams, granddaughters; Lauren Michelle Williams, & Mallory Williams, brothers; Charles (Paula) Ledbetter of Pascagoula. David (Kathy) Ledbetter of Benton, John (Linda) Ledbetter of Benton, sisters; Davey Rankin, Amy (Jim) Shirley & Millecent Ledbetter all of Benton, & her mother; Rachel Ledbetter of Benton. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband; Johnie Nesbit, Sr., father; David Ledbetter, Sr., & granddaughter Kristen Williams. Visitation will be Tuesday November 4 starting at 12:00 P.M. at Bethlehem Baptist Church followed by services at 2:00 P.M. with internment in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Whitt Holmes will officiate. Pallbearers are; Rick Ledbetter, Trey Arnold, Will Ledbetter, Kinch Ledbetter, Joseph Ledbetter, Blair Rankin, Andy Ledbetter, & Drew Ledbetter


Donis Inez Cummings

Nov 03,2014

Donis Inez Cummings, 86, of Yazoo City passed away Friday October 31, 2014 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. A member of 1st Baptist Church where she was also employed with The Daycare. Survivors are her daughter; Debbie Cummings (Jerry) Beasley of Corinth, son; Don (Jackie) Cummings of Natchez, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren & sister; Marie W. Ward of Long Beach, MS. Mrs. Inez was preceded in death by her husband; George W. Cummings, Jr, & parents Howard & Alberta Ables Winstead. Visitation will be Monday November 3rd at 10:00 A.M. followed by Services at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Benton Haymer, Clinton Haymer, Scott Jones, Pat Rush, Robert Cummings, & Craig Beasley. Rev. Lewis Kalil will officiate.


Jewel M. Raggett

Oct 23,2014

Jewel M. Raggett, 100, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday October 21, 2014 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. A retired teacher she was a member of 1st Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughter; Alice Smith of Yazoo City, son; Thomas H. (Sherry) Raggett of Collierville, TN, 4 grandchildren; Jeffery Thomas (Heather) Raggett, Mitchell Brandt (Ashley) Smith, Jereme Chad (Jennifer) Smith & Kari Lynn (Charles) Burge, 5 great grandchildren; Reilly Lynn Burge, Payton Elizabeth Burge, Cooper Henry Raggett, Easton Andrew Smith, & Ally Britton Smith, sister; Maleese Lanier of Indianola, MS. Mrs. Raggett was preceded in death by her husband; Thomas H, Raggett, Sr. Visitation will be Thursday October 23 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel 1:00 PM. until the funeral Service at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Lewis Kalil & Rev. Mitchell Smith will officiate.


Benton Payne Estes, Sr.

Oct 18,2014

Benton Payne Estes, Sr., 89, died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Veterans Home in Oxford, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Saturday, October 18 at Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. George Woodliff officiating. Visitation will be in the chapel of the church at 1:00. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Mr. Estes was born May 1, 1925 in Yazoo City to Charles Henry Estes, Sr. and Annie Payne Estes. He was a Marine, serving in World War 2 in the Pacific campaign. After the war, he attended Mississippi State University and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Upon returning to Yazoo City, he helped to operate Motor Parts Company with his father and brother. He was a life-long member of Trinity Episcopal Church where he sang in the choir and served on the vestry. An active member of Boy Scouts of America, was an Eagle Scout as a youth, later serving as Scout Master for Troop 72. He was presented with the Silver Beaver award for his contribution to scouting. He was a member of the Yazoo City Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was preceded in death by his wives, Beverly Warren Estes and Joyce Pinion Estes and his brother, Charles H. Estes, Jr. Survivors include his daughter, Calvert Estes Shideler (Craig) of Senatobia and his son, Benton (Bee) P. Estes, Jr. (Holly) of Yazoo City and his six grandchildren. Serving as pallbearer were Nathan Shideler, Josh Shideler, Benton Estes III, Marlon George, Jr., Paul Dozier, and Ken Montgomery. Memorials may be sent to Trinity Episcopal Church, Troop 75 c/o First United Methodist Church, or the charity of choice.


Melvin Lester Upchurch, SR

Oct 18,2014

Melvin Lester Upchurch, 80, of Yazoo City passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, October 16, 2014. He was born March 25, 1934 to Lester & Addie Upchurch. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elinor Glenn Upchurch, 4 daughters; Debbie (Marlon) Davis, Sheri (Deede) Smith, Louanne McCool, and Carol (Patrick) Norman, & 1 son Melvin L. Upchurch, JR, all of Yazoo County, 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 3 brothers, James (Eloise) Upchurch of Yazoo City, Bobby (Ann) Upchurch of Guntown, & Marion (Wanda) Upchurch of Philadelphia, 2 sisters; Frances (Albert) Murphy of Clinton & Carolyn (Joe) Adcock of Largo, FL. He is preceded in death by; his brothers Joe & Billy Upchurch, Grandchildren Anthony McCool & Amber Smith, & Great granddaughter Anna Beth Davis. Visitation & Services will be Saturday October 18 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel, visitation will begin at 12:00 P.M. until service time of 2:00 P.M.. James “Buddy” Upchurch will officiate.


Wesley Everett, Jr.

Oct 14,2014

Wesley Everett, Jr., 87 of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Saturday October 11, 2014. He was an Elder for many years At 1st Presbyterian Church, served during World War II in the Navy Seabees, Built & owned sawmills, and a life long resident of Yazoo City. Survivors are his sons; Wesley “Bubba” (Vicki) Everett, III of Horn Lake, MS, Coleman Everett of Yazoo City, grandson; Chris Everett, Great grandson Blake Everett, sisters Margie Vaughan of Benton, & Sarah DuBois of Yazoo City. Mr. Everett was preceded in death by his wife; Erlene Everett, son; Tommy Everett, and grandson Wesley Everett,IV. Visitation will be Tuesday October 14 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at 1st Presbyterian Church followed by services at 11:00 A.M. at the church with internment in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Joey Stewart will officiate. Pallbearers are Steve Coleman, Van Coleman, Tommy Coleman, Reece Vaughan, Mike Fulgham, Tra DuBois , Andre DuBois , Joseph Ledbetter,& Denny Paul. The elders of the Church along with Rod Henderson & Pat Ramsey will serve as honorary Pallbearers.


Betty Jo Beaird

Oct 08,2014

Betty Jo Beaird, 85, of Yazoo Cit6y passed away at her residence Monday , October 6, 2014. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church & a Homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband; Stanley Fulton Beaird, siblings; Wayne Taylor, Juanita Biggerstaff, & Carl Taylor. Survivors include her son; Deryl (Sybil) Beaird of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Aaron Beaird, Leah Beaird,& Connor Moore, great grandchildren; Landon Beaird, Ethan Beaird, & Dean Riddick, sister; Latrece Murphy of Midland, Tx. & 8 nieces & nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday October 8 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. both at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Caleb Clark & Rev. Steven Howell will officiate.


Malcolm L. "Bubba" Howell

Oct 06,2014

Malcolm L. “Bubba” Howell, 78 of Yazoo City passed away Friday October 3, 2014 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and worked in road construction. Survivors are his daughter; Stacy (Stan) Bunch of Madison, granddaughters Shelby Tyler, Sydni Tyler, Tiffany Phillips, & Samantha Herrington, grandson; Zachery Herrington, great grandchildren; Jaylee Garnett, Kaylin Phillips, & Bently McCallum, sister; Jeanette Ghetti of Flora, brothers; Alfred Howell of Bentonia, Melvin (Theda) Howell of Byram, sister; Bonnie (George) Kirk of Yazoo City, and ½ sister Myrtle Foster of Clinton. Mr. Howell was preceded in death by a daughter Gail Herrington. Visitations will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Sunday October 5 2:00 -4:00 P.M. and Monday 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. with services Monday October 6 at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with internment to follow in Dover Cemetery in Yazoo County. Pallbearers are Mike Kirk, Garrett Reese, Shannon Howell, Terry Howell, Scotty Reese, & Wayne Kirk. Honorary Pallbearer Van Bunch.


Hilda Rae May

Sep 24,2014

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


Ronald Hugh Wells, Sr.

Sep 18,2014

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


Rodney Busby

Sep 18,2014

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


Nora C. Renfrow

Sep 17,2014

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


Leona Grimes

Sep 08,2014

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


Paul L. Rusche

Sep 05,2014

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


George Lammons

Sep 02,2014

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


Laura Graham Bonney Eiland

Sep 02,2014

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


Thomas Jerry Chester

Aug 29,2014

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


Mary Frances Truelove

Aug 29,2014

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


Warren J. Liebold

Aug 28,2014

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


Frederick "Fred" David Horne

Aug 26,2014

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


Catherine U. Crotwell

Aug 24,2014

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


Everett Nolan Alderman, Sr.

Aug 13,2014

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


Minnie Lee Moore

Aug 12,2014

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


Robert L. "Bobby" McMaster

Aug 11,2014

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


George W. Cummings, Jr

Aug 04,2014

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


Frances P. Robinson

Aug 03,2014

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


T.R. (Son) Coleman

Aug 01,2014

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


Margaret Walden Norman

Jul 26,2014

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


Samuel Clayton "Clay" Hanna

Jul 26,2014

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


Billy W. Miller

Jul 26,2014

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


Maurice "Buddy" Hatchett

Jul 25,2014

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


Mary Frances Cotten

Jul 24,2014

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


E. O. "Buddy" Passons

Jul 19,2014

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


Miller Payne Holmes

Jul 18,2014

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


Sunnye Gaye Baham

Jul 12,2014

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


Virginia Christine Smith

Jul 05,2014

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


Catherine Renicker Prewitt

Jun 28,2014

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


Ruby Lee Black

Jun 27,2014

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


Betty E. Ketchum

Jun 26,2014

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


Virginia E. Coutch

Jun 22,2014

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


Maggie Mildred Mitchener White

Jun 21,2014

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


Sandy Lavelle Chapman

Jun 20,2014

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


Charlotte Bennett Davis

Jun 12,2014

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


Tammy Lynn Ross

Jun 12,2014

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


John Perkins, Jr.

Jun 10,2014

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


Evelyn Hearst Robinson

Jun 09,2014

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


Hughey "Bubby" Newton Boyd, III

May 30,2014

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


Robert S. Love, Sr.

May 24,2014

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


Margaret Ann Haskins

May 24,2014

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


Georgia Hasty

May 23,2014

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


Bill Wyatt, Jr.

May 23,2014

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


Muggie L. Richardson

May 22,2014

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


Amy Porter Martin

May 22,2014

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


Jeffery Adams

May 17,2014

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


Mary Eva Sanders

May 10,2014

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


Bobbie Jean Cobb

May 09,2014

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


Elsie Earline Everett

May 05,2014

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


Joy W. Yates

May 01,2014

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


Jennifer Dye

Apr 28,2014

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


Josie Mae Crabtree Edwards

Apr 26,2014

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


Joseph Lee Estrada

Apr 25,2014

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


Mark Allan Landrum

Apr 24,2014

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


Ruth Woods Hilderbrand

Apr 22,2014

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


Michael Lee Hale

Apr 21,2014

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


Frances Marie Seals

Apr 17,2014

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


Sibby Creel Bailey

Apr 15,2014

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


June Singletary Brown

Apr 14,2014

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


Linda B. Porter

Apr 12,2014

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


Celia Plunkett Johnston

Apr 10,2014

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


Joseph C. "Joe" Hendrix, Jr.

Apr 05,2014

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


Walter Lanier Steed

Mar 31,2014

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


Clifton "Bo" Garnet Collins

Mar 23,2014

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


Dorothy Lorene Cleveland

Mar 19,2014

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


Mary Jane Powell Stephens

Mar 19,2014

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


Annie Flynn Nabers

Mar 16,2014

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


Judy Long Patterson

Mar 15,2014

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


Juan (Johnny Mexican) Leal

Mar 15,2014

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


Johnny (Juan Leal, Sr.) Mexican

Mar 14,2014

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


Thelma Majors

Mar 13,2014

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


Angelynn "Angie" Walker

Mar 10,2014

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


Marvin D. Chisolm

Mar 06,2014

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


Ruth S. Knight

Mar 05,2014

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


Gladys Jones Ward

Feb 23,2014

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


Doris W. Carter

Feb 22,2014

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


Jamie Jo Porter

Feb 22,2014

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


William Henry Rhoads

Feb 19,2014

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


Eleanor H. Twiner

Feb 19,2014

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


Inez Elizabeth Harris

Feb 19,2014

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


Clara "Lena" Galloway

Feb 17,2014

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


Edna M. Syfert

Feb 15,2014

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


Phoebe Major Jones

Feb 10,2014

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


Daniel (Danny) T. Bradshaw

Feb 10,2014

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


Linda Beeson

Feb 09,2014

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


Milton David Richardson, Jr.

Feb 08,2014

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


Martha Clark Smith

Feb 06,2014

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


Maggie W. Mauldin

Feb 03,2014

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


Barbara Ann Ables

Feb 03,2014

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


Lanny Faulkner

Feb 01,2014

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


Winnie M. Martin

Feb 01,2014

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


Wallace N. Brooks

Jan 31,2014

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


Louise L. Brooks

Jan 31,2014

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


Karen Anne Hicks

Jan 30,2014

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


George B. Logan, Jr.

Jan 24,2014

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


Janie Rodgers Williams

Jan 21,2014

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


William Tucker Dixon, Jr.

Jan 20,2014

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


Nolan Stewart Vaughan

Jan 18,2014

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


Barbara Ann Phlegar

Jan 18,2014

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


Jerry Donald

Jan 17,2014

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


Danny O'Neal Parrett

Jan 17,2014

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


Kenneth Earl Henderson

Jan 14,2014

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


Jimmie Dale Boatner, Sr.

Jan 13,2014

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


Edith Dent Earley

Jan 12,2014

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


LeRoy F. Kamarainen

Jan 11,2014

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


John H. Lewis

Jan 07,2014

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


Inez R. Smith

Jan 04,2014

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


Mary Denise Fagan Chatham

Jan 04,2014

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


Buford Johnson Screws

Jan 03,2014

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


Victor W. Cook III

Dec 28,2013

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


Robert "Bobby" D. Smith

Dec 27,2013

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


Davis M. Busby

Dec 26,2013

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


Freddie L. Crotwell

Dec 20,2013

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


Velma Beatrice Delancey

Dec 19,2013

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


Shirley Gardner Dixon

Dec 18,2013

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


William Cecil Tharp

Dec 17,2013

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


Burnice "Petie" Neely

Dec 16,2013

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


William Andrew Keene

Dec 13,2013

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


Herbert Louis Hood

Dec 12,2013

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


Bobbie Ray Bond

Dec 11,2013

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


Charles Lungrin

Dec 11,2013

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


Delphene Dees

Dec 10,2013

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


Clarence Curtis Moore

Dec 10,2013

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


Carmen C. Cooper

Dec 09,2013

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


Margaret Elaine Crimm

Dec 04,2013

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


John Covert "J.C." Harris

Dec 04,2013

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


Claudine Newbaker

Nov 30,2013

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


Mary Jo Smith

Nov 30,2013

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


Mary Louise Parker

Nov 27,2013

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


Earl Curtis Cox

Nov 26,2013

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


Rev. Tommie L. Joiner

Nov 25,2013

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


Geneva Sybil Quinn

Nov 25,2013

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


Louise Melton Harrison

Nov 23,2013

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


Ricky W. Saxton

Nov 16,2013

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


Donna E. Berryhill

Nov 15,2013

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


Laura J. Crow

Nov 11,2013

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


Dallas Ray Porter, Sr.

Nov 11,2013

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


Sydney Burrell Ketchum

Nov 09,2013

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


John Edward Book

Nov 07,2013

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


Charlene Eldridge Lancaster

Nov 07,2013

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


Sonny Bradshaw

Nov 05,2013

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


Berry T. Weathersby, Jr.

Oct 30,2013

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


Kathy Lynn Wyatt

Oct 25,2013

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


Laura "Sissy" J. Twiner

Oct 23,2013

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


Helen Hunsucker Sadler

Oct 19,2013

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


Jim Mood

Oct 19,2013

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


Sherry Coleman McGraw

Oct 17,2013

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


James Earl Williams, Sr.

Oct 17,2013

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


Robert Lamar Taylor, Jr.

Oct 16,2013

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


Evelyn P. Addison

Oct 13,2013

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


David Ertle

Oct 12,2013

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


Earl Welton Powell

Oct 08,2013




E. Doyle Jones

Oct 04,2013

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


Claude Earl Poole, Jr.

Sep 29,2013

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


George Q. Fielder, Jr.

Sep 21,2013

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


Billy Marion Ferriss

Sep 18,2013

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


Earl Clarence Zachery

Sep 18,2013

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


Ethel J. Alexander

Sep 18,2013

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


Luther Edward Davis

Sep 13,2013

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


Helen Louise Carter

Sep 12,2013

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


Nancy Hancock Marberry

Sep 11,2013

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


Retha Riley

Sep 10,2013

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


Mary E. Burton

Sep 07,2013

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


Hope M. Estes

Sep 07,2013

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


Doris M. Warren

Sep 06,2013

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


Ellen Frances Leal

Sep 01,2013

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


William David Ellzey

Aug 31,2013

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


Anne R. Masterson

Aug 31,2013

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


Mary Humphries

Aug 30,2013

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


William Harley Hood

Aug 26,2013

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


Gurvis Davis Cresswell

Aug 24,2013

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


Maggie Jean Grant

Aug 23,2013

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


Eloise S. Dixon

Aug 19,2013

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


Alford Jennings

Aug 18,2013

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


Buddy McNeer

Aug 17,2013

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


Gabriel Miller

Aug 17,2013

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


Jon E. Pickett

Aug 14,2013

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


Gwendolyn "Gwen" Kettleman

Aug 13,2013

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


Jacob D. Patterson

Aug 13,2013

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


Charles Henry Shelton

Aug 12,2013

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


Kenneth Lavon Howell

Aug 10,2013

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


Harlon Randall Martin

Aug 07,2013

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


Mozell C. Cotton

Aug 01,2013

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


James Ellis "Doc" Fulgham

Jul 27,2013

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


Viola Luby Malone

Jul 27,2013

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


Janice Tyer Miller

Jul 23,2013

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


Minnie Juanita "Nita" Jones

Jul 22,2013

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


Debra V Creel

Jul 20,2013

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


Louise A. Love

Jul 20,2013

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


Suzanne Mathews

Jul 14,2013

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


Eric Miles Pierce

Jul 13,2013

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


Bonnie Ferriss

Jul 10,2013

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


A.M. McMcmaster,Jr.

Jul 05,2013

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


Janice Lewis Marshall

Jul 03,2013

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


Henry D. Renfrow

Jun 29,2013

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


Simon Stubblefield, Sr

Jun 29,2013

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


Charles E Middleton

Jun 28,2013

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


Billy Nevels

Jun 26,2013

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


Ann Everett Mott Williamson

Jun 24,2013

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


Rosa Vay Cook

Jun 22,2013

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


Sybil C. Creel

Jun 22,2013

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


Mildred P. Gerrard

Jun 20,2013

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


Floyd Lindy Oldham

Jun 18,2013

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


Larry Wayne Harber

Jun 14,2013

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


Roger Clifton Milner

Jun 12,2013

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


David "Deacon" Patenotte

Jun 12,2013

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


Harriet Ann Nelson

Jun 11,2013

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


Jimmy Randall Williams

Jun 06,2013

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


Edna Earl Shive

Jun 04,2013

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


Pauline "Polly" Crum

May 30,2013

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


Ruth N. Ferrell

May 30,2013

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


Joshua Darrell Malone

May 28,2013

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


Walter L. Stokes

May 25,2013

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


Musette Steed

May 22,2013

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


Clara Mauk Rodgers

May 21,2013

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


Joseph Michael (Mike) Buford

May 16,2013

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


Elizabeth Lee

May 15,2013

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


Adine Hearst Goodwin

May 11,2013

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


Sally S. Davis

May 10,2013

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


Melvin Wayne Weldon

May 10,2013

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


Josephine S. Lee

May 09,2013

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


Frank Edward Ellett

May 08,2013

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


Cecelia Lewis Thomas

May 07,2013

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


Clyde L. Seawright

May 04,2013

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


William Baynham Baker, Jr

May 04,2013

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


Barbara B Atkinson

Feb 02,2002

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.


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Thelma Hopson

Dec 31,1969

Thelma E. Hopson, 96, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at the Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City, MS. Mrs. Hopson was a sales clerk at J.P. Stegall Department Store for many years. She was a log time member of Bentonia Baptist Church. Mrs. Hopson is survived by her son Dean Hopson and wife Diane of Bentonia, 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and daughter in law Melba Hopson of Bentonia. She is also preceded in death by her husband Oscar Hopson, and her son Oliver Richard Hopson. Funeral services for Mrs. Hopson will be Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 11:00 in Bentonia Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 at the church prior to the funeral service. Internment will be held in Dover Cemetery after the services. Rev. DJ Speckner will conduct the funeral services.




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Barbara B Atkinson

Dec 31,1969

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. Serives are Tuesday July 5, 2016 at Yazoo City's First United Methodist Church. Visitation wil Begin at 10:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev Bill Poolw will officiate.


Carl Edward Pettigrew

Dec 31,1969

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 prior to the funeral service. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will handle all arrangements.


Carl Edward Pettigrew

Dec 31,1969

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.


Shirley H. Warrington

Dec 31,1969

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.





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