Jesse Francis Moore

May 20, 2019 (date of funeral)

Jesse Francis Moore, a 78 year old retired farmer and rural mail carrier of Vaughan, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services were Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 at Ellison Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Jesse was born in Vaughan to Clarence and Annie Moore on April 10, 1941. He went to school at Benton High School and was a member of the Class of 1959. He served his country in the United States Navy. On August 25, 1964, he married his wife of 55 years, Helen Hancock Moore and they raised two sons. He was a lifelong member of Ellison United Methodist Church.

Jesse was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Annie Moore and brother Curtis Moore. He was joined in death by his brother Jim Moore who passed away minutes following Jesse’s death.

Jesse is survived by his wife, Helen Hancock Moore; children, Lt. Col. Jesse Francis Moore, Jr (Julie) and Hank Moore (Melissa); grandchildren Blake Moore, Dylan Moore, and Kenzie Moore; and brother, John Dixon Moore.

Pallbearers were Blake Moore, Dylan Moore, Jody Collins, Chris Pepper, Mike Sparks, and Gary Stewart.

Memorials may be given to Ellison Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Continue Care Home Health, Dr. Hugh Moore, Jackson Oncology, The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Baptist Hospice, as well as friends and church members for all the love and support shown during Jesse’s illness.


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Joseph Harris "Bill" Sills

May 17, 2019 (date of funeral)
Joseph Harris “Bill” Sills entered his eternal rest on May 14, 2019 surrounded by his family. Bill was born December 11th, 1932 at Silver Creek, Mississippi, to Charles B. Sills and Mildred Thompson Sills.

He was a decorated Army combat veteran who served in the Korean War, then retired after 20 years of service. After the military, Bill worked for Xerox Corporation and retired again after 16 years.

Afterwards, Bill lived in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he worked for a time with Yazoo Motors, and served as a manager at the Yazoo Country Club where he enjoyed endless rounds of golf with his buddies.

Bill is survived by his wife of 66 years, Martha Perry Sills, his son Larry Glen Sills (Terri), Sharon Sills Gilder (David), five grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

A graveside service will be held at Dover Cemetery in Bentonia, Mississippi, on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 1:00pm.

The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the arrangements.


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