Billy Ray Peeples

Jun 23, 2018 (date of funeral)
Billy Ray Peeples was born July 9, 1950 in Louise, Mississippi to Maurine Henderson Peeples and James Pittman Peeples. He never met a stranger and was known by so many as The Peanut Man yet he was a private man in many aspects of his life. So many knew him in his travels with his peanuts. He was always a hard worker regardless if others could not see the fruit of his labors.

Psalms 90:17 NIV May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.

Billy Ray sustained injuries on June 8, 2018 as the Lord took him home June 19, 2018 were he is at peace with his mother and his 3 older brothers: Pitt, Toolie, and Jimmy.

He is survived by: Shirley Peeples, Shirley McIntyre, Barbara (Glen) Daniels, Jerry (Velda) Peeples, Harold (Carolyn) Peeples all of Louise MS, Pat (Lisa) Peeples of Yazoo MS, Jan Peeples of Jackson MS, Michael Peeples of Texas. He is survived by a host of nieces and nephews: Andy (Vicky) Peeples of Greenwood Arkansas, Donna Pierce, Kathy (Billy)Vandevere, Nancy (Jason) Dew all 3 of Yazoo MS, Cindy P Marshall, Christy P DuBois both of Louise MS, Ronny (Lisa) McIntyre of Glen Allen MS, Stacy (David) Jones, Melissa Daniels, Jeffrey Peeples all of Louise MS, Eric Peeples of Starkville MS, Brad (Pamela) Shanks of Yazoo MS, Jamie (Steven) O’Connor of Oklahoma , Chris Everett of Yazoo MS. Steven Peeples and Ashley Peeples. He also is survived by host of great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:30 to 11:00 with Service following at Stricking King Funeral Home Yazoo City MS.


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Marilyn Lewis

Jun 22, 2018 (date of funeral)
Marilyn Lewis, 78, of Yazoo City passed away Thursday June 21, 2018 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. A retired teacher with The Yazoo County School System she was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include her sons; Bill (Elizabeth) Lewis, Ronnie (Leslye) Lewis, and Russell (Diane) Lewis, all of Yazoo City, 12 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and a sister Margaret Douglas of Bentonia.

Services will be Friday June 22nd at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 1:30 P.M. Until he Funeral Service at 3:00 P.M.

Rev. Jay Trammell will officiate with internment to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Highway 433 West in Yazoo County.


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Michelle Denise Cope

Jun 18, 2018 (date of funeral)
Michelle Denise Cope, 51, of Bentonia passed away Thursday June 14, 2018 at The Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. A Delivery Driver for Pizza Hut she was a member of Eden Baptist Church.

Survivors include her step-son Gregory Allen Clem of Columbus, GA, step daughter; Hollie Nicole Clem of Columbus, GA, brothers; Michael Dain Cope and Richard Thomas Cope both of Victoria, TX and Val Geane Russell, Jr of Yazoo City, sister; Crystal Gail Robles of Yazoo City, mother; Sandra Geneva Russell of Yazoo City, father; Richard Moore Cope of Victoria, TX and 8 nieces and nephews.

Services will be Monday June 18th at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Followed by services at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Gary Henderson will officiate.
Internment will follow in Tranquil Cemetery On Beal Road in Yazoo County.


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Margaret Janean Allen

Jun 18, 2018 (date of funeral)
Margaret Janean Allen, 78, of Yazoo City passed away Friday June 15, 2018 at her residence. A Registered Nurse she was a member of First Baptist Church.


Survivors include her husband Harold Allen, daughters; Debra (David) Sterling, and Angela (Jay) Street all of Yazoo City, grandchildren Jasmine Ansley, Amber Powell, Jace Street, and Gracie Rusche, great grandchildren; Stormey Elkins, Haley Elkins, Jordan Rogers, Austin Powell, and Blaine Powell.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Mary Monica Allen who died November 13, 2010.

Services will be Monday June 18 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M. Until the 2:00 P.M. Service. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


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John Kelly "Squirrel" Moore

Jun 15, 2018 (date of funeral)
John Kelly Moore of Vaughan, MS, returned to his Lord on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, where he had been receiving care from Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS.

One of his favorite sayings was “I'm all right”. How very true that is with the Lord as he is now perfect and Whole.

John Kelly, the son of James Sims and Mable Dixon Moore, was born August 2, 1916. Survivors include his wife of 70 years Helen (Chapman McDaniel) Moore, son; Wayne Moore (Ann) and daughter; Marilyn Moore Brunt (Danny). Granddaddy also is survived by his loving grandchildren and great grandchildren; Kelly Moore (Kristi), Austin, Lane, Luke; Kelly Scott Fulgham (Allison), Garrett, Emma Vaughan, Kristi Wade Jones, Tyler, Grace, Wendy Wade Tate, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins.

John Kelly, a retired farmer, loved the soil and the land. He was such a hard worker who always made time for his family. Also, his extended family loved him and this was evident by all the kids hanging out in the pond where Uncle Kelly laughed and played with them as they swam and skied almost ever Sunday, always quitting in time to get MYF and Sunday night services.

John Kelly attended Deasonville School and graduated from Benton High School in 1936. He graduated from Copiah Lincoln Junior College in Wesson, MS, in the class of 1938. After college he began farming with his brother James H. Moore on the family place and continued until his retirement.


While he was in college, John Kelly acquired the nickname “Squirrel” from his favorite football coach, Hook Stone. John Kelly gained long lasting friendships with his college friends where he was The Manager of the football team. One autograph in his yearbook from his football buddy stated, “If you farm like you manage, you'll be successful.

Squirrel stuck with him through his Army years. He served in the 3rd Armored Division during World War II from February 1942 to October 1945, where he was stationed in England, France, Germany, and Belgium. John Kelly was a Medic and a Motorcycle Driver who carried messages from the Headquarters to the front lines. He also helped liberate one of the concentration camps. At 101 years old, John Kelly remained the oldest survivor of his “Army Buddies”

John Kelly and Helen are life members of Ellison United Methodist Church, where together they served as Youth Counselors for 15 years. John Kelly is known for his kindness, sense of humor, being a devoted husband and father. He loved the outdoors, especially bird hunting and deer hunting, really all hunting. He's best known for his beautiful roses, where at one time he had over 50 rose bushes that he tended daily, along with farming. John Kelly never wanted attention for himself and gave plenty to others. He amazed his family and friends with his determination and will power. At age 98, he bought a riding lawn mower, cut his yard, pruned the Crepe Myrtles, and planted 2 gardens. His Actions were life lessons for his children and all who loved him. What a legacy he leaves!!!

John Kelly was preceded in death by his parents; Mable and James S, Moore, brothers; James H. Moore and Clarence H. Moore and sister; Annie Laura Alexander.

Services are Friday June 15th at 11:00 A.M. at Ellison United Methodist Church. Visitation is 9:30 A.M. To 10:45 A.M. At The Church. Internment will follow In Ellison Cemetery with Rev. Frank Newell officiating. The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City with the arrangements.


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