Bernard Paul Dew

Date of funeral pending.
Bernard Paul Dew, 58, of Rolling Fork formerly of Yazoo City passed away Thursday August 11, 2022 at The Sharkey Issaquenna Nursing home in Rolling Fork. A Plant Supervisor at C F Industries he was of the Catholic Faith.

Survivors include his sons; Paul Dew, Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA.and Jacob Dew of Yazoo City, sisters; Kim Whatley of Yazoo City and Renee Sterling of Athens, GA, brother; David Dew, Jr. of Yazoo City, mother; Jo Ann Dew Williams of Yazoo City, and precious Aunts; Bootsie Dew of Tupelo, and Delores Gates of Pelahatchie.

A memorial Service will be held at a later date.


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Julius Wayne "Dedee" Smith

Nov 05, 2022 (date of funeral)
Julius Wayne "Dedee" Smith was born January 24, 1943 in Yazoo County to Hazel Logan Smith and George Cecil Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 siblings; Hazel V. "Cookie" Smith Chapin, Joe Lee Smith, and Linda E. Smith Kuhhan all of Yazoo County.

Dedee leaves behind his daughter Franceey Myrlyenne Smith of Meridian, MIssissippi, nieces and nephews Angel (Kent) McGraw, Charlene (John) McCloskey, William (Trisha) Anderson, Sammy (Tina) Manor, John Manor, Mary (Chris) Sanford, KIm (Eilean) Thompson, Timothy (Paula) Thompson and a host of great nieces and nephews.

Mr. Smith known by most as Dedee worked for Tinsley Well Service on The Gang Truck for many years before working for Supervisor Noonie McGraw as a county worker in district 1 for 30 years before retiring. He loved his jobs and was coined "the best road grader operator of his time". He was a dedicated hard working man. He loved the outdoors and his family and will be greatly missed.

Stricklin King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial services will be officiated by Charlie Carlisle at Liverpool Baptist Church November 5th at 2:00 P.M.. Please make plans to come celebrate The Life Of Julius W. Smith, "Dedee".

Thank You, Family of Mr. Smith.


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Alcy Elmo "Sonny: Cliborn

Aug 10, 2022 (date of funeral)
Alcy Elmo "Sonny" Cliburn, Jr. was born September 18. 1934 in Harmon, Louisiana (Red River Parish). He was raised in Neshoba County, Mississippi in the Linwood McDonald Community between Philadelphia and Union, Mississippi. At a young age he visited Holly Bluff, MS where his family had relatives ( The Luther and Katie White Family). While visiting he learned to hunt & fish, that he loved. He loved not only his relatives but also The Delta Woods and Lakes.

After finishing High School he joined The Marines during The Korean War where he was overseas for more than 2 years. After returning home he received a scholarship to play basketball at Clarke College in Newton, MS
Being born into a Brick Laying Family he continued the trade. Both his grandfathers and 5 uncles were brick layers. He loved the trade and perfected Antique Brick Floors.

After continued visits to The Delta Holly Bluff, he met Ethel Coghlan and he knew he would never leave The Delta again. They lived on Ten Mile Lake for 50 Years.

Sonny always told about exciting things that happened, such as, killing the big buck and jumping out of airplanes, but the most exciting thing was when he met Jesus Christ and everyone who met him had to hear how God changed his life. He would tell the mighty things God would do for anyone who would believe. He also loved music and teaching the Word of The Lord.

Sonny Cliburn was preceded in death by his parents Alcy Elmo & Ada Bell Miller Cliburn, Sr., wife; Ethel Coughlan Cliburn, and stepson; Steve Clements.

Sonny is survived by his sister Betty Majure of Shreveport, LA., sons; Wayne Clements and Tom Clements both of Holly Bluff, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Memorial services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home will be conducted Wednesday August 10th 10:00 A.M. at Holly Bluff Baptist Church.


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