Ruby Dell Buford

Jan 28, 2023 (date of funeral)
Ruby Dell Buford, 89, died January 26,2023 in Ridgeland, MS. She was born February 27, 1933 in Norman, Arkansas to John Thomas Clayton Petty and Winnie Pearl Mayo. She married her husband Joseph Leo Buford on December 6, 1952. Ruby and Leo Buford resided in Yazoo City, MS. They had 3 children. She was a homemaker. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting and making beautiful quilts. Her family loved her homemade “cat head”biscuits and milk gravy. She was also one of Elvis’ biggest fans and she loved to watch Walker Texas Ranger. She was full of spunk and had the biggest smile that would light up a room. She will be greatly missed by many. However, this is not goodbye, but instead see you later.
Ruby is preceded in death by her husband(Leo Buford), Son (Michael Joseph Buford), Daughter(Vickie Lynn Buford), as well as 2 brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Patsy Burgett(Tony), sister, Alice Mae King, 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Ruby’s visitation will be held at Stricklin King funeral home on January 28,2023 from 12:30-1:45 followed by a graveside service at Cypress Gardens at 2:00pm.

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Caren Creel Morris

Jan 28, 2023 (date of funeral)
Caren Creel Morris, 43, of Pontotoc, Mississippi (formerly Little Yazoo) passed away at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, after a brief illness. A homemaker, she was a member of Midway Freewill Baptist Church.
Caren was a 1997 graduate of Benton Academy and attended Hinds Community College in Raymond. Caren was registered as an organ and tissue donor. She was able to benefit recipients through the gifts of her kidneys, liver and tissues.
Caren was always very supportive and caring of other people. She always went out of her way to show love and kindness to everyone. She always had a smile on her face and always saw the good in everything. She truly had a heart of gold.
Caren is survived by her husband, Luke Morris of Pontotoc, parents, Wayne and Carrie Creel of Little Yazoo, brother, Caleb Creel (Amanda) of Little Yazoo, sister, Colby Beth Parks (Troy) of Bentonia, nephew, Zachary Parks of Bentonia and son Matthew Morris of Pontotoc.
Caren is preceded in death by grandparents, Henry and Gwendolyn Creel of Bentonia and Mary “Mamaw Cook” and Matt Lewis of Bentonia.
Service will be held Saturday, January 28th at Bentonia Baptist Church with Brother Jerry Hooper officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:00 with services at 11:00 and burial to follow at the church cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Troy Parks, Zachary Parks, Billy Worthy, Gerald Creel, Jackie Niven, Lanny Creel, Kevin Necaise and Kay Warrington.

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Francis Charline Killebrew

Jan 23, 2023 (date of funeral)
Francis Charline Killebrew

Born Dec. 19, 1926, to Charles Griffin and Fannie Ellen (Hargrave) Killebrew, Charline was a lifelong resident of Yazoo City. Her older sister, Katherine Killebrew Jordan, whom she affectionately called ‘Sissy’, was her closest companion. Sissy’s husband, Bull, often served as the sisters’ sidekick.

Charline attended the Yazoo City Public Schools, graduating in 1944, and spent much of her life as a bookkeeper and office manager for several Yazoo City businesses, including Shannon Tractor Company, where she enjoyed her time and worked until retirement.

Charline’s faith was incredibly important to her. In fact, her dedication to Christ and to her beloved First Baptist Church was well-documented throughout her personal Bible.

She was listed in First Baptist Church’s Cradle Roll Department at just 3 months old, in March 1927. She professed her faith during a revival when she was 11 and became an official member of First Baptist at age 18. For over a decade, she served as Church Clerk while also actively contributing to various committees and organizations throughout her 78-year membership.

On January 20, 2023, at age 96, Charline died peacefully at Merit Health River Region Hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, at First Baptist Church, with the funeral to directly follow. She’ll be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bill Simmons, Bobby Barton, Chris Carson, Jed James, Sam Zweig, Will Choate, Ben Choate, and Archer Choate, with Stricklin-King Funeral Home directing burial services.

Charline is survived by many friends and loved ones, including her nephew, Bernie Jordan, and his wife, Susan; great-nieces, Elise Jordan Choate, Ellen Jordan, Caroline Jordan James, and Anne Eliza Jordan, and their families; and first cousin, Peggy Killebrew Wakefield.

If you wish to honor Charline, please consider a memorial to First Baptist Church or B.S. Ricks Memorial Library, both in Yazoo City.

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