Dorothy Jean Lancaster

Oct 22, 2018 (date of funeral)
Dorothy Jean Lancaster, 85, of Pearl, MS died Thursday, October 18, 2018.  Born in Yazoo County, Mississippi she lived in Pearl for the past 7 years with her daughter Cindy.  She retired from the US Postal Service after 28 years of dedicated service.  She was a faithful believer in God and member of Southside Assembly of God.
 
Nothing  brought more joy to our mother than being with her family and other loved ones. She also enjoyed playing the piano, which she did for many years in church and also while teaching us to sing. Teaching children's church in her earlier years, writing heartfelt poetry, traveling, painting, walking the beach and in the woods and just nature in general were some of the things she really enjoyed and were an important part of who she was.
 
On a funny note, and one we will always remember with endearment, our mom loved to use numbers or what we called, figuring, and also, always gave directions by saying, "Go North, South, East or West. When we always wanted, and "needed" to hear left or right. We all laugh just thinking about our confusion over this and her determination that she one day would finally get us to just follow her directions.
 
As a woman of character, she lived her life with integrity, honesty, courage, loyalty and great strength and love.
 
She is survived by Daughters Linda Dykes of Clinton, Cindy Dugas of Pearl, Elaine Stevens of Bentonia; Son Glenn Lancaster of Vicksburg; 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grands; Brothers Grady Porch of Raymond and Jack Porch of Hattiesburg. She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Lucy Porch, 2 great great grandchildren, and grandson Ryan Stevens.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City. Visitation will be before the service from 12:30-2 also at the Funeral Home.


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Arthur Leland Passons, Sr.

Oct 20, 2018 (date of funeral)
Arthur Leland Passons, 93, of Yazoo City Passed away at his residence Wednesday October 17, 2018. Retired from Southern Bag Corp. he was a Member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his daughters; Rhonda Lee of Benton and Darlene Passons of Yazoo City, son; A. Leland Passons, Jr. of Biloxi, grandchildren; Brian Lee, Kelsey Lee, Anna Passons, and Thomas Passons, and 5 great grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday October 20th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Chapel service. Rev. Jason Zerbert will officiate. Internment will follow in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers are; Thomas Passons, Brian Lee, Philip Beatty, Ayden White, Clark Carter, and Samuel Swearingen.


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Sarah Mae Rice

Oct 20, 2018 (date of funeral)
Sarah Mae Rice, 89 years old, died peacefully in her home October 18 ,2018. Sarah Mae was a life long resident of Bentonia, MS. She graduated from Anding High School and continued her education at Belhaven College. She is a member of Bentonia Baptist Church.
Sarah Mae met her husband, Leon Rice, while visiting relatives in the Delta. They married in 1950. Sarah Mae and Leon spent the first year of their marriage in Webb, MS with Leon’s family and then returned to Bentonia to help manage the family business. Sarah Mae and Leon had three girls, Janet, Bobbie and Lynn. They supported their girls in every activity or interest they chose to follow.
Sarah Mae will be remembered for her kindness and southern grace to family and friends.
Sarah Mae was preceded in death by her parents, Robert”Bobby” and Sarah Hancock and also by her husband Leon W. Rice.
Sarah Mae is survived by her daughters Janet Wright (Ray), Bobbie Ehrhardt (Robert) , Lynn Pritchard (David). She is also survived by her grandchildren Katy Breaux (Nick), Jennifer Landers (David), Don Ehrhardt, Mary Clare Hemleben (John), Sarah Beth Coppage (Taylor) and Rebekah Pritchard. Her great grandchildren are Maddy and Abigayle Breaux and Aubrey and J.P. Hemleben.
Pallbearers are Nick Breaux, David Landers, Don Ehrhardt, John Hemleben .
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bentonia Baptist Church, P.O. Box 663, Bentonia, MS 39040 or to the charity of your choice.

Visitation will be Saturday October 20th starting at 12:30 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. Service at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. D. J. Speckner will officiate.


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Richard "Cat Daddy" Moore

Oct 17, 2018 (date of funeral)
Richard Jennings “Cat Daddy” Moore, 53, of The Phoenix Community in Yazoo County passed away at his residence Saturday October 13, 2018. A retired Lineman he was of The Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his wife Lisa Moore, Son; Andrew Moore of Los Angles, CA, daughters; Heather Moore and Brittany Moore both of Phoenix, 2 grandchildren; Anna Catherine Heathcock and Collier Rhea Heathcock, mother-in-law Carol Furguson Burchfield of Jackson, brother-in-law Larry A. Fortune of Madison, sisters; Kristie (Bo) Green, Hattie Estell Hull both of Brandon, Elaine Moore of Delhi, LA, and Angelia Moore of Texas, brothers; Damon Henderson of Bentonia, William Jennings Moore, Jr, Andrew Moore, and Michael Moore all of Texas.

Cat Daddy was was preceded in death by his birth parents James & Frankie Reeves, his mother & father William & Violet Moore, brothers Mike Henderson, Kenneth Henderson, & Daniel “Little-man” Henderson and by his father-in-law Tommy Burchfield.

Visitation and Services will be Wednesday October 17th at Oak Grove Baptist Church with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. service. Rev. Josh Matthews & Rev Darby Holes will officiate. Internment will follow in the church cemetery.

The Family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements.

Pallbearers are Michael Drew Goodwin, Mitchell Goodwin, J.T. Pettis, Chad Whitworth, Kevin Henderson, and Kenneth Henderson.

Honorary Pallbearers are; Mitchell Wayne Jenkins, Troy New, and Max New.


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