Betty Claire Johnson Wentworth

Dec 10, 2022 (date of funeral)
Betty Claire Johnson Wentworth, 83, completed her journey home to her Creator, Savior, Master, and Friend, on November 25, 2022.
Betty was born in Yazoo, MS, on August 21, 1939, to Mildred Murphy Johnson and Marlin Fritz Johnson. She overcame polio at the age of 18 months and went on to live a life far beyond anything the doctors could have imagined at the time of her diagnosis. Most important to her was declaring Jesus to anyone God allowed in her life and path, with her greatest desire to finish her earthly assignment in such a way as to hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” from her Father.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of fifty years, Robert E. Wentworth, her brothers Marlin Fritz Johnson, Jr. and Thomas Murphy Johnson. She is survived by her brother John Wilson Johnson, her children Randy (Dannetta) Wentworth, Karen (Brad) Jackson, Claire (Marc) Chitwood, Robert E. Wentworth, Mary (Tyler) Nash, eleven grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren.
A memorial service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held at the First Independent Methodist Church of Yazoo City on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 2 p.m. with an interment to follow at her beloved home in Pickens, MS; and the family will receive guests beginning at 5pm.
Memorials may be made to the Pickens Presbyterian Church or to the First Independent Methodist Church of Yazoo City.


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Kathleen Arrington Griffin

Nov 28, 2022 (date of funeral)
Kathleen Arrington Griffin, 86, died on November 20 at Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City. She was born August 1, 1936 in Lepanto, Arkansas to P. L. and Ruby Arrington.

Kathleen graduated from the Gilfoy School of Nursing. She was head of surgery at King’s Daughters Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City and a 43 year member of Alcoholics Anonymous, helping many others find sobriety.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd William Griffin.

Survivors include sons Floyd William (Jet) Griffin, Jr. and Fredrick Warner (Scooter) Griffin and one daughter Cynthia Kathleen (Cindy) Griffin Tarver. She had 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She leaves one sister Janice Arrington Russell of Denver, North Carolina.

A visitation will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City on Monday, November 28, 11:00-1:00 with a graveside service immediately following at Glenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Bill Adams, Brad Arrington, Gil Arrington, B. W. Beckwith, Tommy Coleman, and Andre DuBois. Honorary are Ruben Price and Eddie Joe Winters.


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David Walker Arnold

Nov 28, 2022 (date of funeral)
David Walker Arnold passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022 Following a lengthy illness. He was born December 6, 1936, in Tunica County to Jesse and Irene Arnold. He attended school in Tunica County and then went to the University of Mississippi on an NROTC scholarship.

While at Ole Miss he received a number of awards and honors, and as an alumnus he was named Engineer od Distinction, Hall of Fame Inductee, UM Association Service Award Winner, and School of Engineering Engineer of Service.

After graduating from Ole Miss, David served 5 years in the Navy, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. Then he attended Iowa State University, where he obtained his PHD in Chemical Engineering.

David spent his professional life at Mississippi Chemical Corporation, where he was Senior Vice President for Technical Services. He also found time to be involved in numerous civic activities. He retired in 2001 after 35 years.

David is survived by his wife Barbara D. Arnold, daughter Janet G. Arnold, and brothers John E. Arnold and Mitchell B. Arnold.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Thomas Edward Arnold, and William J. Arnold, and sisters Marilyn Arnold, and Dorothy Sue Arnold Sneed.

Visitation will be held at First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City on Monday November 28th from 9:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. followed by the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church Yazoo City, Mississippi Animal Rescue League, University of Mississippi Foundation, or the charity of your choice.


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