Bettie Downs UpChurch

Apr 18, 2018 (date of funeral)
Bettie Downs UpChurch, 80, of Florence, MS passed away at her residence. A homemaker she was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include her daughter; Vickie (Allen) Short of Clinton, granddaughters; Jessica Landrum, Ashley Englebert, Amanda Hill, and Maria Krammer, 15 great grandchildren, step-son; Joe B. UpChurch of Brandon, step-daughter; Dottie Ramsey of Jackson, sisters; Ann Earwood of Brandon, Eva Nell Covington of Oakland, and Irene Carpenter of Grenada, brothers; Charlie Jones of Kilmicheal, Doyle Jones of Grenada, Johnny Jones of California.

Visitation will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Thursday April 19 at 12:30 P.M. Until the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow at Cypress Gardens Cemetery on Highway 49 W in Yazoo City.


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Jane Saxton Talbert

Apr 15, 2018 (date of funeral)
Jane Saxton Talbert, 75, of Jackson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April, 11, 2018.  A graduate of Ole Miss, Jane had a long career in education, insurance, and retail sales. She was of Methodist faith.

Survivors include her daughter Jackie Friedman grandsons; Josh Friedman and Sam Friedman all of Frisco, TX, sister; Bethel Lou Moore of Benton, nieces; Livvi Moore Zieglar, Susie Saxton Bevalaque and Shannon Saxton Prescott of Benton, nephew Steve Saxton.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; Walter C. and Hattie Presley Saxton, brothers; Walter P Saxton and Clayton Ellis Saxton.

Graveside services will be Sunday April 15th at 2:00 P.M. In Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Stricklin-King Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Lung Association.


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Cathy D Jones

Apr 13, 2018 (date of funeral)

Cathy Diane “Jones”, 62 of Yazoo County passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from complications of diabetics and COPD. Visitation will be 5pm-7pm Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Stricklin King Funeral Home, and 12pm-2pm on Friday. Funeral services will be 2pm Friday in the chapel with interment to follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.

“Jones” was a 1974 graduate of Bentonia High School, and had been employed as a Dental Technician for many years. She loved the outdoors, taking care of her animals, and in younger days helping her dad on the farm. She was of the Baptist faith.

“Jones” was preceded in death by her parents; Ray and Emogene Jones, her sister Janice Duchesne, her nephew Ryan Duchesne and her precious Boston terrier “Duchess”.

She leaves behind her nephew; Wes Duchesne and wife Melissa, great nieces; Brittany Ryan Duchesne, and Sommer Duchesne and great nephews; Wes Duchesne, Jr, Brandon Duchesne and Hunter Duchesne, great great nephew; Wesley Ryan Duchesne,great niece Alyssa Winstead aunt; Dimple Ellis, cousins and a host of friends. Special thanks to her care-giver and best friend, Linda Creel Saxton.

Pallbearers are; Wes Duchesne, Brandon Duchesne, Kenny Thomas, Tim Saxton, Bobby and Bobby Joe Sanders

“ Walk in the SON shine in Glory on your new legs our friend until we laugh again”


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Rocky Dillard

Apr 13, 2018 (date of funeral)
Rocky Dillard, 48 of the Mechanicsburg Community of Yazoo County passed away Wednesday April 11, 2018 at his parent's residence in the Phoenix Community. A Truck Driver he was a member of Hebron Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Bridget Chappell Dillard, daughters; Kayla Brook (Bobby) Williams, Hannalisa Dillard, Savannah Dillard, and Carley Carroll all of Yazoo City, sons; Landon Dillard of Yazoo City, Austin Dillard and Lance Dillard both of Arizona, sister Melissa Mathis of Yazoo City ,
brothers Michael Dillard and Cory Dillard of Tueplo, MS and Scott Warrington of Altus, OK, parents; Glenda Burt and Glenn Warrington of The Phoenix Community of Yazoo County.

Rocky was preceded in death by a brother Leighton Dillard, Jr, grandmother; Sally Foster, and his father; Leighton Dillar, Sr.

Visitation will be Thursday April 12th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with services Friday April 13th 3:30 P.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City. Internment will follow in Hebron Baptist Cemetery.


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Eugenia Cox Walker

Apr 12, 2018 (date of funeral)
Eugenia Cox Walker passed away Tuesday, April, 10, 2018. She was born on July 14, 1949, to William S. and Nancy Tindall Cox of Bentonia, Mississippi, and lived there her entire life. Mrs. Walker was a graduate of Belhaven College and was a retired English teacher. She began teaching at Benton Academy, followed by many years at Tri County Academy, and ultimately retired from Yazoo County High School. She was involved with the students outside the classroom, as well, serving as club sponsor and participating in fund raising events with them. She also served in other community and civic organizations. Mrs. Walker was a member of Bentonia United Methodist church since her childhood.

Affectionately know as “MooMoo” to her grandchildren, niece, and nephews, Eugenia loved to spend time with the children and they loved being entertained by her. She was an excellent cook and she will be remembered for the wonderful family dinners she hosted. Her favorite hobbies were reading and gardening. She could always be found with a book in her lap or outside tending her lawn and beautiful roses.
Eugenia was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Martha Cox Wilkes and Ty Cox Kidd.

Services are scheduled for Thursday April 12th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service. Internment will follow in the Cannon Cemetery on Highway 433 South in Bentonia. Rev. Scott Carter will officiate.

She is survived by her two daughters, Meta Walker (Scott) Abraham of Edwards, Mississippi and Cannon Walker (Dewayne) Williams of Bentonia, and their father, Billy Joe Walker; her brother, William S. Cox, Jr. of Bentonia; five grandchildren, Michael and Joseph Williams, and Callie Cox, Jake, and Abbey Abraham; niece, Sarah Parker Mabus; and nephews, Chuck Wilkes, William Wilkes, and Sessions Cox.
Stricklin King Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made to Bentonia United Methodist Church, Bentonia, Mississippi.


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