C. W. "Woody" Humphries

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


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Norma Vincent Switzer

Mar 24, 2017 (date of funeral)
Norma Vincent Switzer, 91, of Madison formerly of Yazoo City and Kennett, MO passed away Wednesday March 22, 2017 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was the widow of William Sidney Switzer ,she was emp-loyed as secretary at Kennett Oil Mills from 1972 through 1991, and a member of st. Cecilia Catholic Church in Missouri.

Survivors are her daughter Phyllis (John) North, grandson; John Sydney (Robin) North, and great grandson John Riley North all of Madison.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. Friday March 24 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with graveside services at 11:00 A.M. In Glenwood Cemetery also in Yazoo City.

In Lieu of Flowers Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church of Yazoo City.


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Roy A. Pepper, Jr

Mar 22, 2017 (date of funeral)
Roy A. Pepper, Jr, 92, of Vaughan passed away Sunday March 19, 2017 at The Madison County Nursing Home in Canton. A Farmer and a Gin Operator Roy was a member of Black Jack Baptist Church.

Survivors are his niece; Thelma JoAnna Adams of Lawrenceville, GA, nephew Ennis Barr Pepper of Durban, South Africa, and numerous relatives in Vaughan, Canton, and Yazoo City.

Services will be Wednesday March 22nd at Ellison United Methodist Church on Vaughan Road in Yazoo County with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. Service. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City.


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Agnes Christine Harris

Mar 22, 2017 (date of funeral)
Agnes Christine Harris, 84 , of Ridgeland passed away at her home Sunday March 19, 2017. Christine was born in Germania on October 1, 1932 to John Raven-Scroft Green and Freddie Stinson Green. Her younger days were spent in the hills of Satartia. On June 23, 1953 she married William Joseph Harris of Yazoo City. Christine was a mother of four and a honorable military wife of twenty-five years.

She was preceded in death by Mr. and Mrs. JR Green of Satartia, her husband William Joseph Harris of Satartia, her sister Carrie Mae Green Ledbetter of Pascagoula and her son John Covert Harris of Satartia.

Christine is survived in death by daughters; Tina Marie Harris Green (Tommy) of Huntsville, TX, Jo Ann Harris Green (Glen) of Ridgeland and son William Joseph Harris Jr. (Lori) of Clinton; grandchildren Clint Green (Paula), Laci Tesch (Justin), Zach Green and Macye Jones; five great grands Jalen Tesch, Cole Tesch, Barrett Green, Maddie Green and Tori Green.

Services will be Wednesday at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Visitation will start at 12:30 P.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M.. Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City will officiate the service.


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Lawrence Eugene Blaylock

Mar 21, 2017 (date of funeral)
Lawrence Eugene Blaylock, Sr. 78, of Yazoo City passed away Saturday March18, 2017 at his residence. A member of Center Ridge Baptist Church he was an Auto Mechanic, Truck Driver, & had been employed in Farming.

Survivors are his wife Ernestine Blaylock, sons; Lawrence (Terry) Blaylock, Jr, Gary (Dorothy) Blaylock, & Michael (Sandra) Blaylock all of Yazoo City, daughters; Joanne (Greg) Carley of Vicksburg, Sherry (Darrell) Hern of Richland, MS, Elizabeth (Randy) Bradshaw of Yazoo City, & Marylin (Clay) Williamson of Yazoo City, 14 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren, brother; Grady Blaylock of Greenville, MS, and a sister; Maudie Nelma of Georgia.

Lawrence was preceded in death by by his parents; Lester & Onella Blaylock and a brother Johnny Blaylock.

Services will be Tuesday March 21 at Center Ridge Baptist Church with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Pallbearers are ; Kurt Williamson, Brett Williamson, Christopher Reddick, David Allen, Jr.,Lawrence Blaylock, III, and A.C. Parker, Jr. Honorary Pallbearer will be Charles Mullens.


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Teresa Collins King

Mar 17, 2017 (date of funeral)
Teresa Collins King, 59, of Indianola formerly of Yazoo County passed away Tuesday March 13, 2017 at The Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. A Baptist she was a Loan Officer at Planters Bank.

Survivors are her daughter; Brittany Williams, son; Bobby Williams both of Yazoo City, 4 grandchildren, father; Dow Collins, step mother Jean Collins both of Lula, MS sisters Dale Frost of Louisiana, and Kathy Dunn of Bentonia.

Visitation will be Thursday March 16 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Services are Friday March 17 at 11:00 A.M. At Stricklin-King. Internment will follow in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery with Paul and Terry Dozier officiating.


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